2013 Spring Radiography-SLOAssessment

2013 Spring Radiography-SLOAssessment








5/20/2013

1

Radiography-SLO Assessment, Spring 2013
Results
Published: 5/15/2013

Survey Overview
Description
Radiography, Spring 2013
Instructions Provided To Respondents
There are four sections in this survey.
•The first section contains two questions about your overall experience in the program. Use this section
to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to communicate any other comments about
your overall experience in the program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else
related to the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.
•The second section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all
graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this section.
•The third section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this
section.
•The conclusion provides a comment section for any additional information you would like to share about
your experience with your program and Western Technical College.
Thank you for completing this survey.
Respondent Metrics
Respondents:
10
First Response:
4/29/2013 07:46 AM
Last Response:
5/8/2013 11:41 PM

5/20/2013

Survey Results

2

The following is a tabular depiction of the responses to each survey question. Additional comments
provided by respondents, if any, are included after each table.
Section - General Overview of Program
Instructions Provided To Respondents
We appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions. The information you provide will strengthen
our program. Thank you.
1. What did you like about this program?
I enjoyed the teachers and the way classes were arranged. (0000000539 Anonymous)
I feel like I gained a great deal of experience necessary to be an effective radiographer. The amount of
time we recieved as well as the variety of medical facilities that we are able to go to for clinicals were very
valuable. (0000000541 Anonymous)
I love radiography! I truly found out that this is the career that is perfect for me! Great teachers who know
their stuff. (0000000543 Anonymous)
It was very well taught. (0000000384 Anonymous)
Its very hands on learning (0000000544 Anonymous)
Knowledgeable Program Teachers. (0000000599 Anonymous)
Overall, the material taught throughout the program was very thorough, and all the information provided
were really valuable during clinical. (0000000538 Anonymous)
That we get to go out to clinical already in approx. week five. (0000000540 Anonymous)
the education i got from it (0000000542 Anonymous)
The schedule was flexible. (0000000749 Anonymous)
2. What would you change about this program?
I would change the some of the clinical sites. Some of the places we go don't have much going on and are
not worth our time or money driving there to see one patient. (0000000384 Anonymous)
Instead of rotating clinical sites every two weeks, it would be nice to extend the time spent at a rotation
site to three weeks. (0000000538 Anonymous)
Lower the required Math class to Basic Math not College Math (0000000599 Anonymous)
Not having summer clinical after graduation. (0000000540 Anonymous)
nothing (0000000542 Anonymous)

5/20/2013
3
Some classes tend to be too long having 3-4 hour periods. It would be nice if they could be broke up into 2
hour classes (0000000539 Anonymous)
There was a lot of clinical. By the end of the fourth semester I dreaded going to clinical every day because
I was no longer learning anything new. (0000000749 Anonymous)
There was alot of instructor turn around during my time here. I am sure this was only a one time occurance
but I had a total of 4 different professors for a 2 professor program. Hold on to the two you have now
(they are awesome at what they do!). (0000000541 Anonymous)
Section - Western Technical College Core Abilities
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all graduates
should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this segment. As a result of this
program:
3. I have learned effective communication skills.
100%
10
Yes
4. Comments on effective communication skills.
i learned how to talk to patients and how to explain things better in different ways so everyone
understands what i'm trying to say (0000000542 Anonymous)
Learned how to talk to patients. (0000000384 Anonymous)
5. I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
100%
10
Yes
6. Comments on application of mathematical concepts.
I can use math to calculate technique factors. (0000000384 Anonymous)
I passed all my classes with nearly a 4.0 then they added a College Math class halfway through the
program which is overkill in my opinion. (0000000599 Anonymous)
7. I learned how to transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications.
100%
10
Yes
8. Comments on transferring social and natural science theories into practical applications.
9. I learned critical thinking skills.
100%
9
Yes
10. Comments on critical thinking skills.
i learned how to get the best pics needed in trauma situations as apposed to "normal" patients
(0000000542 Anonymous)
Learned to think outside the box and figure out different ways to solve the problem. (0000000384
Anonymous)

5/20/2013

4

11. I have learned to use technology effectively.
100%
10
Yes
12. Comments on effective use of technology.
Ever changing anyways (0000000599 Anonymous)
Learned how to use the X-Ray machine. (0000000384 Anonymous)
There was too much time using film screen and being in the dark room. (0000000749 Anonymous)
13. I have learned to value myself and work ethically with others in a diverse population.
100%
10
Yes
14. Comments on valuing self and working ethically in a diverse population.
15. I am able to make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability.
100%
10
Yes
16. Comments on incorporating the importance of sustainability.
Section - Specific Program Outcomes
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this section.
As a result of this program, I learned to:
17. Provide quality patient care.
100%
9
Yes
18. Comments about learning this program outcome.
19. Practice radiation safety principles.
100%
10
Yes
20. Comments about learning this program outcome.
21. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography.
100%
9
Yes
22. Comments about learning this program outcome.
23. Carry out the production and evaluation of radiographic images.
100%
9
Yes

5/20/2013
5
24. Comments about learning this program outcome.
I think more time could have been spent learning how to evaluate and correct images. (0000000749
Anonymous)
25. Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting.
100%
10
Yes
26. Comments about learning this program outcome.
CR computer annotation etc. training in class was left out. Might have benefitted us more than all of the
film screen processing lab mumbo jumbo. (0000000599 Anonymous)
27. Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics.
100%
10
Yes
28. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Section - Conclusion
Instructions Provided To Respondents
Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience at
Western Technical College.
29. Comments
Change the College Math class to Basic Math, it would be a requirement that would help the Radiography
program to give the students some more study time for program classes, which will still produce a
mathematically sound student and give students more time to get program classwork done. The fact that
the pathology class is only 1 credit is an absolute laugh. It should be at least worth 2 credits. If you
wanted, you could spend nearly 3 or more credits of time studying for the amount of information in that
class. (0000000599 Anonymous)
I am thankful for the education that I have received at WTC in the Radiography program! Thanks to the
teachers! (0000000543 Anonymous)
I enjoyed my time at Western Technical College and feel like I have gained valuable knowledge that I will
use in the future. Thank you very much! Special thanks to my Professors. (0000000541 Anonymous)
I feel like I got a GREAT education from my teachers! They are full of good information and did a good job
at teaching us what they know (0000000542 Anonymous)
I feel that some of the instructors did not respond to me emails and were hard to get ahold of. I feel that
responding to emails is part of their job and it is not acceptable to have to wait over a week for a response
or to not get any response at all. I would recommend trying alternate learning styles besides reading off a
powerpoint. Anyone can read a powerpoint presentation, I do not need to sit in a classroom for 3 hours so
someone else can read a powerpoint to me. If all teachers are going to do is read powerpoints than post
them online and cut down on classroom hours needed. (0000000749 Anonymous)

5/20/2013
6
Overall I think this program was great. There were moments I did not like it but we had 4 different
teachers that were either new, retiring, or leaving. I feel like that was challenging having to be the first
class of a new teacher that is still learning to teach. (0000000384 Anonymous)
Tricia was a great deal of help throughout the program. This program has given me a great start in my
career. (0000000539 Anonymous)