Program Assessments

Our Radiography major is a two-year Associate of Science degree program. The Radiography major teaches students one of the most important uses of complex technology — aiding in the diagnosis of trauma and disease.

Upon completion of their academic and internship requirements:

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Outcome 1.1:
Students will anticipate and provide basic care and comfort.

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Affective evaluations category 5: Patient care 80% Meet the specified criteria for each semester on Affective form (see attached data sheets) Fall 2nd year through Spring 2nd year Clinical Coordinator 100%
Clinical Competency Form (Last section — patient preparation) Random Sampling of three competencies per student 80% "meets criteria" on comp form 2nd Year — Spring Semester Clinical Instructors 97%

Outcome 1.2:
Student will determine exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality radiographs with minimum radiation exposure

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Exam 1 Science 2 RAD 230 80% achieve 80% Faculty NEW — summer 2013
Clinical Competency Form (for each projection) Random Sampling of 5 Competencies per student 80% "Meets criteria" for 4 of 5 of the Competencies 2nd Year — Spring Semester Clinical Instructors 83%

Outcome 1.3:
Students will practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Radiation Protection Unit Rotation 90% pass on first attempt By Fall 2nd year Clinical Instructor @ MC campus 53%
Film Badge reports 100% within limits for Student Radiographers Each Clinical Course Program Director 100%
Clinical Competency Evaluation (for each projection) — gonadal shielding category Maximum of 2 autofails/semester/student due to lack of shielding Each Clinical Course Clinical Instructors 100%

Outcome 1.4
Students will position the patient and imaging system to perform radiographic examinations on children and adults

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Lab Competency exams 85% on each exam Procedures 2 &3 Program Faculty 100%
Clinical Competency Evaluation 85% on each exam with < 10% autofail Each Clinical Course Clinical Instructors CL 2: 12/185 =6.5% CL 3: 17/158=10.7%
Clinical Final Exams 80% Summer & Clinic 2 Finals, 85% Clinic 3 Final Summer Clinic — 2nd year Spring Clinic Clinical Instructors CL 2:85% CL 3:64%

(College Qualitative Literacy)

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Stats final exam score 80% get 70% Math 180 Spring 1st year Math faculty 100%
Goal #2: Students will communicate effectively.

Outcome 2.1:
Students will use effective non-verbal, oral and written communication in patient care and professional relationships. (College Oral and Written Communication)

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Affective Evaluation Patient Communication & Interpersonal Relationship category 80% meet the specified criteria for each semester (see attached data sheets) Each Clinical Course Clinical Instructors CL 2: 75% CL 3: 93%
RAD 240 interview assignment 80% of students achieve 85% or better on assignment 2nd year Spring Course Instructor: Kathy Whiting 43%

Outcome 2.2:
Educate the patient about radiologic procedures and services

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Writing Assignment in RAD 150 80% of students achieve 85% or better on assignment 2nd year Fall Course Instructor 87% achieved 85% or higher on the Class to Clinic assignment
Fluoroscopy (room prep and post procedure care) — random sample 3 exams/student 80% meet the specified criteria for each semester 2nd year Fall Clinical Instructors 92% — no action
Goal #3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Outcome 3.1:
Students will exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures consistent with uniform standards of care (College Critical & Creative Thinking)

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Affective Evaluation — judgment 80% meet the specified criteria for each semester Summer Clinic — 2nd year Fall Clinic Clinical Instructors Su: 92% F: 96%
Senior Affective Evaluation — critical thinking 80% meet the specified criteria (3) on Senior Affective form (see attached data sheets) 2nd year Spring Clinic Clinical Instructors SP: 46%
Trauma Unit — Evaluation 80% achieve 85% on first attempt 2nd year Spring Clinic Clinical Instructors 85%
Experiments — longitudinal comparison of 1st to last 80% or students graduate at a 13/16 or better 2nd year Spring Program Director 86%

Outcome 3.2:
Students will evaluate medical images for technical quality

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Competency exams — "appropriately evaluates quality of image" random sample 5 80% Meet criteria for each competency(2) Clinic 2 & 3 Clinical Instructors 95%
Film Evaluations — random sample of 10 different film evaluation and assess all repeat Film Evaluations for correct position identified 80% Identify all images correctly Summer — 2nd year Fall Clinic Clinical Instructors/Program Director 85%
Goal #4: Students will explore the importance of professional growth and development.

Outcome 4.1:
Students will exhibit professional practice in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice for the Profession College Ethical Reasoning)

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Affective Evaluation — Category 13 (ethics) Meet the specified criteria for each semester (see attached data sheets) Clinical faculty 98% — no action
Summer & Clinic 2 final 100% pass with an 80% on the first attempt   Lead Clinical Instructor & College Faculty Su: 100% F: 85%
Clinic 3 final 100% pass with an 85% on the first attempt Lead Clinical Instructor & College Faculty 64%

Outcome 4.2:
Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results/Action
Exit Survey question #19 80% have a plan for CE Within first year post graduation Program Director 100%
Seminar Goal assignment 80% have a plan for CE Course Instructor 92%
Goal #5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

Outcome 5.1:
Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results
ARRT 1st Time Pass Rates 80% or higher Within 4 months post graduation Program Director 85%

Outcome 5.2:
Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation.

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results
Career Services Survey 70% 6 months post graduation Career Services tracks employment 54% at two months

Outcome 5.3:
Students will complete the program within 21 months.

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results
Retention Rate 90% Program Director 93%

Outcome 5.4:
Students will be satisfied with their education.

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results
Exit Survey — Question 13 75% satisfied Program Director 100%

Outcome 5.5:
Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's performance

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results
Employer Survey page 2 questions 1-3 80% satisfied 6 months post graduation Program Director tbd

College Global Appreciation

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results
Pathology Project 80% Pathology Professor New

(College Technology and Information Literacy)

Measurement Tool Benchmark Timeframe Responsible Party Results
Rad Bio Research Paper/Pathology project — citation and source selection 80% Last semester RAD 330 & RAD 360 Professors NEW