Evaluation Methods in Radiologic Sciences

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 4833  Section Number: x30

Summer I 2011

Days & Times:

This is an internet-only course.

Course Attachments

Syllabus Summer 11This syllabus contains information regarding course polices, procedures, assignments, and grading procedures.    Syllabus2011.doc


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Lynette K Watts   
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

• Apply concepts of student evaluation

• Construct sound test items and tests

• Differentiate between criterion-referenced and norm-referenced evaluation

• Create a test item bank and calculate and maintain performance statistics for each item

Course Expectations

Completion of this course is based upon satisfactory performance on the following:

1. Discussion Board = 10%

2. Unit Quizzes = 10%

3. Writing Assignments = 45%

4. Comprehensive Final Exam = 35%

Grading Standards

Your grade for the course will be derived from the following weighted percentages:

90% and above = A

80% - 89.4% = B

70% - 79.4% = C

60% - 69.4% = D

59.4% and below = F

Final Exam8/1/2011  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Submission Format Policy

All written assignments must reflect individual bachelor-level work. Proper grammar, spelling, and sentence structure must be observed.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

The quizzes must be completed prior to the expiration date. Quiz grades will be released, and

any questions regarding the quizzes or grades may be addressed to the instructor. Quizzes may

be made up if missed, but a 1 letter grade penalty will be assessed; ONLY IN EXTREME




Assignments (including the discussion board) must be received prior to the deadline. Late assignments WON'T BE ACCEPTED, AND A "0" WILL BE RECORDED. We are working on a short timeline with this semester, and you must keep up with all work and quizzes.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

This is an online course and as such there are no mandatory sessions. However, this course hasdeadlines that will be strictly adhered to, and the student should be vigilant in checking theirmwsu.edu email and logging onto WebCT. Regular checks will insure that messages from theinstructor are received in a timely manner.

Other Policies

Administrative Process:

Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:

Department Chair – Dr. Donna Wright (940-397-4615)

College Dean – Dr. Susan Sportsman (940-397-4594)

Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.