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 ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Affective Evaluations Category 5 — Patient Care 80% Meet the specified criteria for each semester on Affective form  Clinic 2–Fall 2nd year through Clinic 3–Spring 2nd year Clinical Coordinator CL 2: 100%
CL 3: 85%
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 95%

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Exam 1 Science 2 RAD 230 80% achieve 70% Summer–Fall Faculty 85%
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 100%

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Radiation Protection Unit Rotation 90% pass on first attempt By Fall 2nd year Clinical Instructor @ MC campus 100%
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 Summer: 3 total
CL 2: 2 total
CL 3: 0

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Lab Competency Exams 85% on each exam Procedures 2 &3 Program Faculty Procedures 2: 100%             Procedures 3: 100%
Clinical Competency Evaluation 85% on each exam with < 10% autofail Each Clinical Course Clinical Instructors Summer: < 10%
CL 2: < 10%
CL 3: < 10%
Clinical Final Exams 80% Summer & Clinic 2 Finals, 85% Clinic 3 Final Summer Clinic — 2nd year Spring Clinic Clinical Instructors Summer: 100%
CL 2: 79%
CL 3:77%

(College Qualitative Literacy)

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/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 ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/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 Summer: 81%
CL 2: 100%
CL 3: 96%
RAD 240 — Patient Explanation Assignment 80% of students achieve 85% or better on assignment 2nd year Spring Course Instructor: Kathy Whiting 100%

Outcome 2.2:
Educate the patient about radiologic procedures and services.

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Writing Assignment in RAD 150; 1=UGI 2=LGI 80% of students achieve 85% or better on assignment 2nd year Fall Course Instructor #1: 83% 
#2: 78%
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 72% 
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 ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Affective Evaluation — Judgment 80% meet the specified criteria for each semester Summer Clinic — 2nd year Fall Clinic Clinical Instructors Summer: > 80%
CL 2: > 80%
CL 3: > 80% 
Senior Affective Evaluation — Critical Thinking 80% meet the specified criteria (3) on Senior Affective form  2nd year Spring Clinic Clinical Instructors > 80%
Trauma Unit — Evaluation 80% achieve 85% on first attempt 2nd year Spring Clinic Clinical Instructors 77%
Experiments — longitudinal comparison of 1st to last 80% or students graduate at 80% or better 2nd year Spring Program Director 92%

Outcome 3.2:
Students will evaluate medical images for technical quality.

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Competency exams — "appropriately evaluates quality of image" random sample 5 80% Meet criteria for each competency Clinics 1, 2 and 3 Clinical Instructors 97%
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
Spring Clinic
Clinical Instructors/Program Director 97%
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 ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Affective Evaluation — Category 13 (ethics) Meet the specified criteria for each semester  Clinical Faculty Summer: 96%
CL 2: 96%
CL 3: 100%
Summer & Clinic 2 Final 80% pass with an 80% on the first attempt   Lead Clinical Instructor & College Faculty Summer: 100%
CL 2: 85%
Clinic 3 final 80% pass with an 85% on the first attempt Lead Clinical Instructor & College Faculty CL 3: 69%

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults/Action
Exit Survey question #26 80% have a plan for CE Within first year, post graduation Program Director 80%
Seminar Goal assignment 80% have a plan for CE Course Instructor 100%
Goal #5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults
ARRT 1st Time Pass Rates 80% or higher Within 4 months post graduation Program Director 92% as of 6/4/15

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults
Career Services Survey 70% 6 months post graduation Career Collaborative tracks employment 85% as of 6/8/15

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults
Completion Rate 75% Program Director 59%

Outcome 5.4:
Students will be satisfied with their education.

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults
Exit Survey — Question 27 75% satisfied Program Director 90%

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

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults
Employer Survey page 2, questions 1-3 80% satisfied 6 months post graduation Program Director TBD

College Global Appreciation

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults
Procedures Project *check rubric for criterion for global/cultural understanding (80%) Procedures Professor

(College Technology and Information Literacy)

Measurement ToolBenchmarkTimeframeResponsible PartyResults
Rad Bio Research Project — citation and source selection *assure rubric has criteria identified in this competency (80%) RAD 270 Rad Bio Professor 77%

Based on data from 2012-2013