Leadership for Change in Radiologic Sciences

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 5033  Section Number: 190

Fall 2010

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 204

Days & Times:

TBA



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Jeffrey Killion   
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Course Objectives

Course Overview:
This course is an application of theories and models of leadership and change to practice in the
radiological sciences. Students will explore, analyze and evaluate historical and contemporary theories of
leadership and change and develop strategies for use in the professional practice of radiology
administrators and educators in the rapidly changing health care delivery system.

Course Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
  • Describe the roles of image, perception, and personality for leaders.
  • Describe five power sources for leaders.
  • Describe how political strategies can influence leadership.
  • Critically evaluate and compare historical and current leadership theories and models.
  • Describe models, barriers, and enhancements for leaders making good decisions.
  • Describe how leaders can improve communication.
  • Identify sources of conflict and describe strategies for managing conflict.
  • Critically evaluate and compare motivation theories and models.
  • Analyze the leadership style of a current leader in radiologic sciences.
  • Critique a book related to leadership.

Course Expectations

Book Critique and Presentation - 30%
Each student will prepare a written critique of a book dealing with leadership. While the lengths (typically
about 200 pages) and types of books (biographies, analyses of business principles) may vary, the goal is
for students to learn something about leadership or one of the subtopics of this course (perception /
personality, power / politics, decision-making, communication, managing conflict, or motivation).

Leader Analysis - 30%
This exercise requires students to apply leadership theory to real situations and individuals. Each student
will select a leader with whom they have regular contact. Individuals must agree to be analyzed and must
be approved by the Instructor.

Take-Home Examination – 30%
The take-home examination questions will be distributed in class. Each student should submit their
exams electronically as an email attachment, including the questions (italicized) and the answers (regular
font). Use the standard MSU Cover Sheet.

Class Participation - 10%
 


Grading Standards

Submission Format Policy
  • Word 97 or newer version
  • Times New Roman or other typical legible font (not Courier) (10 or 12 point for bulk of text)
  • 1” margins on all sides
  • Double-spaced
  • Standard Cover Page

     



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

Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with established deadlines may result in a grade reduction.


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

Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course


Other Policies

Evaluation:

  • Written Book Critique 20%
  • Class Presentation of Book Critique 10%
  • e-Journal 10%
  • Written Leader Analysis 20%
  • Take-Home Examination 30%
  • Class Participation 10%

Grade Scale:

  • A = 100 - 90
  • B = 89 - 80
  • C = 79 - 70
  • D = 69 - 60
  • F = 69 and below

Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course.  In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted.  If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until ninety (90) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements.  If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F.”

Administrative Process:

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

Graduate Coordinator – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4659)

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

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

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

Honor System:

RADS 5003 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct.  In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity.  A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct.  A student should consult the 2000-2001 Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

 

Many components of RADS 5003 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts and module notebooks, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.

 

Specific components of RADS 5003 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared.  These components include the literature review, journal article critiques, and course content assessments. Students SHOULD NOT share their efforts in ANY WAY (including but not limited to discussion, electronic files, print copies, notes, etc.).  The only exception to this rule, is during the final class presentations.

 

When students submit their efforts (literature review, journal article critiques, and course content assessments) for grading, they are attesting that they have abided by this rule.
 
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to detect plagiarism.

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. If a student is found to have committed academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) may be given for the paper, quiz, assignment, etc.  Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.


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.