Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics School of Radiologic Technology has been dedicated to educating students in the art and science of medical radiography since 1931.

For the most up-to-date information about our program and academic policies, please download our Program Bulletin (pdf).

Our mission is to impart the professional knowledge and values required for our radiography graduates to deliver remarkable patient care and advance healthcare through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility.

In fulfillment of our mission, students/graduates will achieve the following program goals and student learning outcomes. Program goals and outcomes are evaluated annually by the Faculty and Advisory Committee of the UWHC School of Radiologic Technology. Documentation of the assessment process is maintained by the Program Director.

Program GoalsStudent Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be clinically competent

* Provide appropriate patient care and accurately obtain diagnostic images

* Practice radiation safety in accordance with currently accepted guidelines (ALARA)

2. Students will demonstrate communication skills

* Demonstrate appropriate and professional interactions with patients, staff and visitors

3. Students will develop critical thinking skills

* Demonstrate the ability to adapt to non-routine exams and demonstrate competency in determining the correct exposure factors for non-routine exams (i.e. trauma, mobile)

* Demonstrate proficiency in evaluating medical images for diagnostic quality

4. Students will model professionalism

* Students will demonstrate work ethic

* Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior

5. The School will monitor program effectiveness data (PED) consistent with JRCERT standards.

* Students will graduate from the program and become employed within 12 months of graduation.

* Graduates will exhibit a high degree of satisfaction with their education and pass the ARRT credentialing exam on the first attempt.

* Employers will exhibit a high degree of satisfaction with the program.

* The program completion rate will be greater than 80%.

* The five-year average job placement rate within 12.

* Annual post-graduate surveys will average greater than 3.5 on a 5.0 scale.

* Five-year average pass rate for first attempt on the ARRT credentialing exam will be greater than 90%.

* Annual employer satisfaction surveys will average greater than 3.5 on a 5.0 scale.

The School’s mission is achieved when the graduate has successfully completed and achieved all program goals and student learning outcomes. The mission, goals and outcomes endorsed by UW Hospital and Clinics School of Radiologic Technology are evaluated annually. Members of the faculty, student body, radiology department, hospital administration, and the School of Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee participate in the evaluation process, thereby serving as the program’s communities of interest.

The mission of UWHC School of Radiologic Technology complements the mission of our sponsoring institution, UW Hospital and Clinics. The sponsor’s four-fold mission of advancing health without compromise through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility is an integral part of the UW Health vision to provide “Remarkable Healthcare.”

As a part of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics community, UW Hospitals and Clinics School of Radiologic Technology students participate in the achievement of the mission and goals for the School of Radiologic Technology, UW Health and University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.