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Pharmacology and Clinical Descision Making

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 5553
Section Number
RADS 5553
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
204
Days & Times

Hybrid education course- Internet and on campus requirements

On campus requirements TBA

Professor
Vicki Sanders MSRS, RRA, RT(R)(CV)(CT) (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Overview

The course includes pharmaceuticals common to radiology patients and will address indications, contraindications, complications, the intended use of these drugs and their effect on physiology, diseases and conditions. After learning this content and possessing the appropriate clinical skills, the radiologist assistant will analyze the patient’s current condition with regards to medications and other therapies and determine the significance to the radiology procedure. The student will suggest the appropriate action plan for the procedure for the specific patient. The student will be responsible for the delivery and documentation of procedure-related pharmaceuticals and for patient assessment and monitoring before, during and after the procedure and drug administration. It is essential that the student have a clear understanding of the laws and policies related to pharmaceuticals in his or her practice setting.

 


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify selected drug classifications, mechanisms of action, indications for use, and pertinent patient educational needs.
  • Evaluate drug effects on physiologic and psychological processes.
  • Describe processes utilized in medication administration.
  • Demonstrate medication calculations through successful completion of calculation exam prior to administering medications in the clinical setting.
  • Discuss the influence of historical, moral, ethical and legal aspects of medication administration in delivering care to diverse population.
  • Review for the ARRT RRA Certification Exam

Teaching Strategies

Independent reading assignments, Desire2Learn (D2L) modules, Open book module quizzes, in class discussions, and a Closed book proctored final exam are used in this course.

 

Course Expectations

Course Materials

Textbooks

Required:

McCuistion, L.E., DiMaggio, K., Winton, M.B., Yeager, J.J. (2018). Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach (9th ed.). Elsevier: St. Louis, MO. ISBN 978-0-232-39916-6

 

 

Internet connectivity

Students need an up-to-date computer with an internet connection in this course.

Proctor Specifications/ Computer Requirements:

  • PC Users: A well-working computer running Windows XP or higher with 1024 MB of RAM or higher.
  • Mac Users: A well-working computer running Mac OS X or higher.
  • Headphones or working speakers connected to the computer.
  • A reliable high speed internet connection (minimum 768 Kbps/384 Kbps Download/Upload).
  • A web browser with Adobe Flash Player installed.

Course Requirements

The student must:

  • Complete reading assignments.
  • Successfully complete the required online examinations, including a proctored RRA mock exam.
  • Meet all submission deadlines.
  • Attend all class periods.

Communication with Instructor

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course. When emailing the instructor, you must use the following subject header:

 

5553_your last name_topic of message Example: 5553_Smith_Quiz 4

 

When there is a need to contact a student, the instructor will use the student’s students.mwsu.edu email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account (set up your email to forward messages to an email you check often to avoid potentially missing any correspondence).

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students. If you have not established this account or you need help forwarding messages, do so as soon as possible.

 

The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session. Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc.).

 

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS   

Participation – 10%

Students must participate in class activities, projects, and discussions.  Students complete most course requirements by working independently from the instructor and classmates.  Evidence of class participation includes:  responding to emails, taking quizzes and the final exam on or before the scheduled deadlines, and submitting the assignments in a timely manner. 

Order of Content

See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates. Late work is not accepted and a zero (0) will be recorded after the due date. I strongly suggest you do not wait to the last minute to complete assignments.

 

If extenuating circumstances occur that may cause a delay in completing an assignment or quiz by the deadline the student should contact the instructor before the assignment is due; such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis.

 

HIPAA requirement: Do not place ANY patient name on your assignments. Any proper name that appears on an assignment, other than yours will be considered a HIPAA violation and the assignment grade may be dropped to as low as a zero, depending on the severity of the violation.

 

Modules Quizzes- 35%

The course content is divided into 6 individual Modules. Each module contains an associated quiz or assignment.

 

See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for all deadlines.

 

 

When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to D2L and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because they are timed.

 

Quiz questions will be from information learned in the modules. Be sure to read the study guides, practice applying and using the information learned, and watch associated video presentations. Review the important key items and the objectives before attempting a quiz.

 

Due dates.

Quizzes not completed by the due dates, will receive a zero (0). Under no circumstances will an extension be made to complete quizzes not completed by the close date. Students should contact the instructor in extenuating circumstances before the close date of the quizzes; such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis (see the section on late work). All quizzes must be completed before taking the Final Exam. See the course schedule for the due dates for the quizzes.

 

Technical problems.

If technical issues occur (cannot see an image, cannot see your grade, etc.) sometimes the easiest solution is to see if the issue can be corrected by simply changing browsers. Fewer occurrences have been noted by using Firefox as a browser for D2L.

 

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the Help link at the top toolbar in D2L, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff (http://www.mwsu.edu/it/), and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened. Screen shots and/or taking a picture of your screen may help in diagnosing the problem.

 

Scores. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading.

 

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that includes the following:

  • Module Quiz Number (I -VI)
  • Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  • Rationale Supporting Why the Student's Answer is Correct
  • Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in  rationale

After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student's quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated.

 

Case Study Questions -25%

 

To prepare students for the ARRT RRA exam case study questions, students will be given a total of four (4) cases in which to formulate essay and non-essay answers, Students will log into Desire2Learn (D2L) course and select Case study area. Students will receive a random case study, in which they will have to answer 3 to 4 questions about the given case. Students will answer the question in the space provided in the course module. The students will be timed and point values for the questions will be assigned to simulate testing conditions.

 

Students will be graded on thoroughness and completeness of answer, correct information (knowledge of information), correct grammar and spelling, and organization. The instructor will offer feedback to students and students may resubmit the essay after revision to receive additional points to their score.

 

Students must complete case study questions by the dates listed at the end of the syllabus.

 

Practice RRA Certification Exam- 30%

 

Exam Format

  • The proctored practice RRA Certification examination is closed book.
  • The exam is a timed, 2 1/2 hours (150 min) test.

The exam will consist of approximately:

 

Multiple Choice Questions

          Patient Communication, Assessment, & Management                                   30

          Radiologic Procedures (Fluoro, Radiology, CT, MR)                                    14

          Radiation Safety, Radiation Biology, & Fluoro                                             10

          Drugs & Contrast                                                                                            10

          Medico Legal, Professional, Gov’t Standards                                                6

          Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathophysiology                                                     30

 

Each student must have a proctor and test site approved by the course instructor.  Typically acceptable proctor sites and candidates include: 

 

  • College or University Testing Centers
  • Texas Computer-based Testing Collaborative (In Texas Only)
  • Officials at military base education offices
  • ProctorU (www.proctoru.com)

 

The exam site must have reliable Internet connections and should have at least two Internet browsers available (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and/or Microsoft Explorer).  Sites with extensive firewalls and high security mechanisms may not work for testing.  Please test to be sure you can connect to Desire2Learn (D2L) before committing to a proctor site.  High speed connections are more desirable than traditional phone line connections.  The site must support an independent phone line in addition to the computer connection so that calls can be made while the student is connected online.  The proctor must have moderate computer expertise including the ability and authorization to reboot the remote computer.  The student is responsible for any fees proctors charge for their services. 

 

Proctor emails will only be sent to commercial or educational email addresses.  Proctor approval is at the discretion of the course instructor.

 

The proctor form is available in .pdf format from Desire2Learn (D2L).  The proctor forms for this course have been redesigned so please use the appropriate proctor forms.   Students should review the form and get the proctor information ahead of time.  Students should then open the Adobe PDF file and type the required information in the boxes on the forms.  Students should print the forms and have the proctor sign the forms.  The students should then fax the forms to the course instructor (Fax Number 940-397-4845). 

 

Each student can set his/her exam appointment anytime between 9am and 9pm.  It is better to take the exam during normal working hours to be sure that MSU Technical Support will be available.  The course instructor will provide the examination password to the proctor by email. 

 

The instructor may be available by phone and email during the exam time in case there are technical difficulties with the electronic version of the exam.  If there are any problems during the exam, the proctor should call the course instructor (Toll Free 866-575-4305, Direct 940-397-4083, Cell 940-249-0100) If the instructor is not available, contact MSU Technical Support through MSU Desire2Learn (D2L), and send an email to the instructor explaining what happened.  The exam may have to be rescheduled.

 

Scores will not be released until all students have completed the Practice RRA certification examination.

 

Grading Standards

Evaluation

Grade distribution

  • 10%     Class participation
  • 35%     Module quizzes
  • 25%     RA case study exercises
  • 30 %    Practice certification exam

 

Grade Scale

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 - 60

F = 59 and below

 

 

Late Work

Due Dates. Assignments must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central time, on scheduled due dates in the course schedule. If a student fails to meet a deadline the student will receive no (0) credit for the assignment not submitted on time.

 


Technical Difficulties

On occasion, you may experience problems accessing D2L or class files located within D2L, Internet service connection problems, and/or other computer related problems. Make the instructor aware of a technical problem as soon as possible. If a problem occurs on our end, such as D2L failure, then a due date extension will typically be granted. Dropbox assignments that can be attached in an email should be emailed to the professor as soon as a problem is encountered. Failure to do so may result in points being lost.

For help:

  • Use the D2L help link in D2L
  • Contact your Instructor
  • And for other computer access issues, contact information systems
Submission Format Policy

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS   

Participation – 10%

Students must participate in class activities, projects, and discussions.  Students complete most course requirements by working independently from the instructor and classmates.  Evidence of class participation includes:  responding to emails, taking quizzes and the final exam on or before the scheduled deadlines, and submitting the assignments in a timely manner. 

Order of Content

See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates. Late work is not accepted and a zero (0) will be recorded after the due date. I strongly suggest you do not wait to the last minute to complete assignments.

 

If extenuating circumstances occur that may cause a delay in completing an assignment or quiz by the deadline the student should contact the instructor before the assignment is due; such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis.

 

HIPAA requirement: Do not place ANY patient name on your assignments. Any proper name that appears on an assignment, other than yours will be considered a HIPAA violation and the assignment grade may be dropped to as low as a zero, depending on the severity of the violation.

 

Modules Quizzes- 35%

The course content is divided into 6 individual Modules. Each module contains an associated quiz or assignment.

 

See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for all deadlines.

 

 

When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to D2L and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because they are timed.

 

Quiz questions will be from information learned in the modules. Be sure to read the study guides, practice applying and using the information learned, and watch associated video presentations. Review the important key items and the objectives before attempting a quiz.

 

Due dates.

Quizzes not completed by the due dates, will receive a zero (0). Under no circumstances will an extension be made to complete quizzes not completed by the close date. Students should contact the instructor in extenuating circumstances before the close date of the quizzes; such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis (see the section on late work). All quizzes must be completed before taking the Final Exam. See the course schedule for the due dates for the quizzes.

 

Technical problems.

If technical issues occur (cannot see an image, cannot see your grade, etc.) sometimes the easiest solution is to see if the issue can be corrected by simply changing browsers. Fewer occurrences have been noted by using Firefox as a browser for D2L.

 

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the Help link at the top toolbar in D2L, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff (http://www.mwsu.edu/it/), and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened. Screen shots and/or taking a picture of your screen may help in diagnosing the problem.

 

Scores. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading.

 

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that includes the following:

  • Module Quiz Number (I -VI)
  • Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  • Rationale Supporting Why the Student's Answer is Correct
  • Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in  rationale

After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student's quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated.

 

Case Study Questions -25%

 

To prepare students for the ARRT RRA exam case study questions, students will be given a total of four (4) cases in which to formulate essay and non-essay answers, Students will log into Desire2Learn (D2L) course and select Case study area. Students will receive a random case study, in which they will have to answer 3 to 4 questions about the given case. Students will answer the question in the space provided in the course module. The students will be timed and point values for the questions will be assigned to simulate testing conditions.

 

Students will be graded on thoroughness and completeness of answer, correct information (knowledge of information), correct grammar and spelling, and organization. The instructor will offer feedback to students and students may resubmit the essay after revision to receive additional points to their score.

 

Students must complete case study questions by the dates listed at the end of the syllabus.

 

Practice RRA Certification Exam- 30%

 

Exam Format

  • The proctored practice RRA Certification examination is closed book.
  • The exam is a timed, 2 1/2 hours (150 min) test.

The exam will consist of approximately:

 

Multiple Choice Questions

          Patient Communication, Assessment, & Management                                   30

          Radiologic Procedures (Fluoro, Radiology, CT, MR)                                    14

          Radiation Safety, Radiation Biology, & Fluoro                                             10

          Drugs & Contrast                                                                                            10

          Medico Legal, Professional, Gov’t Standards                                                6

          Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathophysiology                                                     30

 

Each student must have a proctor and test site approved by the course instructor.  Typically acceptable proctor sites and candidates include: 

 

  • College or University Testing Centers
  • Texas Computer-based Testing Collaborative (In Texas Only)
  • Officials at military base education offices
  • ProctorU (www.proctoru.com)

 

The exam site must have reliable Internet connections and should have at least two Internet browsers available (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and/or Microsoft Explorer).  Sites with extensive firewalls and high security mechanisms may not work for testing.  Please test to be sure you can connect to Desire2Learn (D2L) before committing to a proctor site.  High speed connections are more desirable than traditional phone line connections.  The site must support an independent phone line in addition to the computer connection so that calls can be made while the student is connected online.  The proctor must have moderate computer expertise including the ability and authorization to reboot the remote computer.  The student is responsible for any fees proctors charge for their services. 

 

Proctor emails will only be sent to commercial or educational email addresses.  Proctor approval is at the discretion of the course instructor.

 

The proctor form is available in .pdf format from Desire2Learn (D2L).  The proctor forms for this course have been redesigned so please use the appropriate proctor forms.   Students should review the form and get the proctor information ahead of time.  Students should then open the Adobe PDF file and type the required information in the boxes on the forms.  Students should print the forms and have the proctor sign the forms.  The students should then fax the forms to the course instructor (Fax Number 940-397-4845). 

 

Each student can set his/her exam appointment anytime between 9am and 9pm.  It is better to take the exam during normal working hours to be sure that MSU Technical Support will be available.  The course instructor will provide the examination password to the proctor by email. 

 

The instructor may be available by phone and email during the exam time in case there are technical difficulties with the electronic version of the exam.  If there are any problems during the exam, the proctor should call the course instructor (Toll Free 866-575-4305, Direct 940-397-4083, Cell 940-249-0100) If the instructor is not available, contact MSU Technical Support through MSU Desire2Learn (D2L), and send an email to the instructor explaining what happened.  The exam may have to be rescheduled.

 

Scores will not be released until all students have completed the Practice RRA certification examination.

 


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

N/A

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

This is a hybrid distance education course. Because of the unique distance learning format for this program, students must be present for both on-campus seminars to receive a passing grade. There are no exceptions to this policy. Students must also be vigilant in checking email and logging onto Desire2Learn (D2L) to insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.

Other Policies

COURSE SCHEDULE FALL 2017

 

Date

Activity

August 26

MSU Fall Semester Classes Start

 September 8-10

On-Campus Seminar Classes

September 13

Module I-Pharmacology I quiz due

September 27

Case study I due

October 2

Module II-Pharmacology II quiz due

October 20

Module III- Pharmacology III quiz due

October 25

Case study II due

November 6

Module IV- Pahrmacology IV quiz due

November 15 Case study III due

November 16

ARRT APPLICATION MUST BE POSTMARKED FOR JANUARY 11th 2018 EXAM.

November 20

 Proctor applications due

November 24

Module V- Pharmacology V quiz due

November 27-December 7 Practice RRA Certification Exam

December 6

Case study IV due

December 8-10

On-Campus Seminar Classes

Clinical Portfolio Check Out


December 14 by 5:00 pm

Module VI-Pharmacology quiz VI due

Last Date to File for December Graduation – October 2, 2017

Last day to File for May Graduation- October 9, 2017

MSU Commencement -December 16

 

 

 

Communication with Instructor

Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course. When emailing the instructor, you must use the following subject header:

 

5553_your last name_topic of message Example: 5553_Smith_Quiz 4

 

When there is a need to contact a student, the instructor will use the student’s students.mwsu.edu email account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account (set up your email to forward messages to an email you check often to avoid potentially missing any correspondence).

Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students. If you have not established this account or you need help forwarding messages, do so as soon as possible.

 

The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session. Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc.).


Special Needs

In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

 

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The ODS has assistive devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 168 (940)397-4140,  Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

 

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.

 

The ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940)397-4140, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.

 


Administrative Process

Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:

  • Interim Department Chair – Debra Wynne (940-397-4608)
  • College Dean - Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
  • Dean of Students – Matthew Park (940-397-7500)

Honor System

RADS 5553 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct.

In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

 

All  components  of  RADS  5553  are  designed  to  represent  the  efforts  of  each  student individually and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

 

Cheating includes, but is not limited to,

  • Use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations;
  • Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or
  • The acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to,

  • The use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and in the reference list,
  • The published or unpublished works of another person.
  • Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses.
  • The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism.

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

 

PLEASE NOTE

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include, but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work/ project in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.

 


Senate Bill 11

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage.

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.