Hybrid Distance Education Class
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments will be submitted electronically as email attachments using the following guidelines:
· IBM compatible format (not MAC)
· Word 2003 or newer version
· Times New Roman 12 point font ONLY
· Standard 1” margins on all sides
· Double spaced
· Standard MSU Cover Page
Scholarly Paper - 40%
Scholarly paper topics must be related to Radiologic Science Administration / Management. Topics must be approved by the instructor (first come – first serve). A list of topics already selected by class members will be posted on the course WebCT.
Ideas for topics can be gleaned from previous papers, the textbook, or from outside resources. See chart at syllabus end for due dates. Students will present their topics (as a Power Point presentation) to the class during discussion time the second class weekend.
The paper should use the standard MSU title page and be written in APA format. It should be 7-10 pages in length, not counting the cover page, abstract, reference list, and any appendices. The paper should:
Discussion Board Forums - 40%
Students will analyze management techniques in a medical imaging department by reading the textbook and other current resources, collecting data, making observations, and interviewing employees. Throughout the semester, students will submit information to course dropboxes and participate in guided discussion boards to report their findings and impressions. Printed materials must be scanned and submitted as appropriate.
This series of three discussion board forums is designed to reinforce key concepts of management techniques within medical imaging settings. Students are encouraged (but not required) to read and comment on classmates’ entries on the discussion boards as if this were an in-class discussion setting. Each student must submit the required information and participate in every discussion board theme or forum to receive full credit for this portion of the course.
10% Organization Structure Forum
10% Organization Culture Forum
20% Staff Management Forum
Students may type their answers in Word and then copy/paste them to the discussion board. Each discussion answer should be equivalent to about one half to one page of double-spaced text in length if typed as a regular page in Word.
(To make this discussion format work smoothly, students should become familiar with techniques to follow existing electronic discussion threads and to open new discussion threads using the D2L Discussion Tool.)
Presentation - 10%
Students will create Power Point presentations to summarize their research papers for the class during the second seminar weekend. The presentations should reflect an overview (not necessary to discuss search or methods, just key findings and conclusions.) for the RADS 5103 scholarly paper. Approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
Class Participation – 10%
Each student is expected to prepare and to participate in class discussions and activities on each topic. Students will present a summary of their topic by way of their presentations to other students and the faculty during the second weekend. The quality, relevancy, and consistency of each student's participation will be evaluated by the instructor according to the following factors:
A 100 - 90
B 89 - 80
C 79 - 70
D 69 - 60
F 59 and below
The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm March 10, 2014. Refer to the Graduate Catalog 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.”
Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with the established deadlines may result in a grade reduction.
Assignments are due by the dates on the chart at the end of the syllabus, and should be submitted electronically as email attachments using the following guidelines:
IBM compatible format (not MAC)
Word 97 or newer version
Times New Roman or other typical legible 10 or 12 point font such as Arial (not Courier)
1" margins on all sides
Body of Paper (5 pages)
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course.
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 & Graduate Coordinator – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
Interim College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)
Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)
RADS 5103 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 MSU Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 5103 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 5103 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the scholarly paper, performance appraisal evaluation, and poster creation, some of which are to be electronically submitted to the faculty.
When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting that they have abided by this rule.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. Papers and other assignments may be submitted to an external agency for verification of originality and authenticity.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) may be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
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 verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.