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.
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%
Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with established deadlines may result in a grade reduction.
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course
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.”
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)
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.