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Program Effectiveness Data

5 Year Average Annual Performance Effectiveness Data

Here is the most current 5 Year Average Annual Performance Effectiveness Data which is designed to show trends for three performance measures: (1) the 5 year average program completion rate, (2) the 5 year average credentialing examination first time pass rate, and (3) the 5 year annual job placement rate.

5 Year Average Annual Performance Effectiveness Data (2013 to 2017)

Program Effectiveness and Student Learning Outcome Data

Analysis of the following Program Effectiveness and Student Learning Outcome Data allows the program to identify strengths and areas for improvement to bring about systematic program improvement for accomplishing the mission of preparing graduates for entry-level employment as ARRT Registered Technologists in Radiography.  This analysis also provides a means of accountability to our communities of interest, including our CSI Radiologic Technology Program Advisory Committee (CSI HSHS and CTE Instructional Deans, HSHS Department Chair, CSI Rad Tech Program Director/Instructor, CSI Rad Tech Program Clinical Education Coordinator/Instructor, CSH HSHS Career Advisor, a CSI HSHS department faculty representative, a CSI Career Services representative, 2 service area Radiology Managers, CSI Rad Tech Clinical Instructor, 2 medical imaging industry sales/service representatives, the CSI HSHS Allied Health Porfessions instructor, freshman and sophomore student representatives) and CSI Administrators, Saff, Faculty, Clinical Affiliate Registered Technologists, current and prespective students, accreditors like the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the Idaho State Division of Career and Technical Education, and the public. The current Outcome Assessment Plan for the CSI Radiologic Technology Program includes the following 5 categories, 5 goals and 17 outcomes:

Category I: Graduate Performance

Goal I: Program effectiveness will be measured on and ongoing basis.

Outcomes: (1) Enrolled students will complete the program, (2) Graduates will pass the ARRT exam in radiography on the first attempt, (3) Graduates will be employed within six months. (4) Graduates will receive a quality education, (5) Employers will be satisfied with the hard technical performance of graduates.

Category 2: Clinical Performance

Goal 2: Students will be clinical competent.

Outcomes: (1) Students will provide appropriate patient care, (2) Students will demonstrate quality positioning, (3) Students will apply appropriate radiation safety principles, (4) Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate image quality.

Category 3: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills

Goal 3: Students will possess problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Outcomes: (1) Students will apply ALARA exposure techniques resulting in quality images using optimum kVp/Low mAs for the Exposure Index range, (2) Students will assess the quality of radiographic images, (3) Students will adjust equipment operation and quality control factors.

Category 4: Communication Skills

Goal 4: Students will communicate and interact with patients and staff.

Outcomes: (1) Students will engage in productive radiography-related discussions with patients, staff and each other, (2) Students in didactic setting will communicate effectively in writing.

Category 5: Professional Growth and Development

Goal 5: Students and graduates will behave ethically.

Outcomes: (1) Students will apply the employability skills of a radiographer, (2) Graduates will apply soft-personal employability skills of an RT (R), (3) Students will develop a five year career development plan.

Outcome Assesment Plans

The following Outcome Assessment Plans have been reviewed and approved by our Program Advisory Committee and they are made available here to be shared with our communities of interest and the public.