Whenever an emergency affecting the education of students enrolled in the radiography program reaches proportions that cannot be handled by routine measures, the following contingency guidelines may be implemented by the Program Director/Clinical Coordinator / Faculty.
Since an emergency may be sudden and without warning, these procedures are designed to be flexible in order to accommodate contingencies of various types and magnitudes.
Unable to continue with in-classroom didactic teaching
Unable to participate in patients exams in the clinical sites
Provide an extension for graduation dates until students are able to fulfill their didactic and clinical courses.
Consider delaying admissions to enable the currently enrolled students the opportunity to matriculate.
Students will be notified immediately that classroom instruction has to be altered or discontinued.
Faculty will adjust lesson plans to accommodate distance education delivery or smaller class sizes.
Verification of student emails outside of the organization is obtained so not to disrupt continued and frequent communication.
Students will return to didactic learning when the faculty deems it safe.
If possible, clinical labs may continue in a controlled environment under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator or a Faculty member.
Students will return to clinical sites when the faculty deems it safe.
This may mean that students could be reassigned to a different facility or to a nontraditional shift, such as evenings and weekends in order to accommodate the student.
The program will adhere to supervision policies
The program will assure adequate PPE is provided for student safety.
The program will review and possibly revise the clinical plan to assure that all students are provided equitable learning activities regardless of the type of facility, i.e., trauma or outpatient center."
The School of Radiologic Technology will work with its affiliate universities to assure they are aware of the steps being taken to ensure student safety and to keep them apprised of the program’s plan for the students' education.