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Academic Information (Calendar)

Academic Schedule

Classes usually commence around the last week of June and last week of December of each year. Schedules are distributed at the beginning of each semester. The student’s 40-hour schedule is divided between classroom and clinical education. Student educational involvement will never exceed 40 hours per week, or 8 hours per day.

Students should make every attempt possible to attend class and be on time. The student is responsible for all missed class work. Protocols for missed quizzes, test and exams can be found on individual instructor’s syllabi.

Academic Calendar 

Important Dates and Holidays

June 2015

June 29, 2015 - New Student Orientation Week (Upperclassmen Return)

September

September 21, 2015 - Mid-semester Grades Due

December

December 16, 2015 - Graduation (Royal Group)

December 18, 2015 - End of Semester/Grades Close

December 21, 2015 to January 3, 2016 - Student Break

January 2016

January 4 to January 8, 2016 - New Student Orientation Week (Upperclassmen Return)

March

March 28, 2016 - Mid-semester Grades Due

June

June 16, 2016 - Graduation (Brown Group)

June 24, 2016 - End of Semester/Grades Close

June 27 to July 4, 2016 - Student Break

July

July 5 to July 8, 2016 - New Student Orientation Week (Upperclassmen Return)

September

September 26, 2016 - Mid-semester Grades Due

December

December 15, 2016 - Graduation (Wine Group)

December 23, 2016 - End of Semester/Grades Close

December 26, 2016 to January 2, 2017 - Student Break

January 2017

January 3, 2017 - New Student Orientation Week (Upperclassmen Return)

March

March 27, 2017 - Mid-semester Grades Due

June

June 15, 2017 - Graduation (Navy Group)

June 23, 2017 - End of Semester/Grades Close

June 26 to June 30, 2017 - Student Break

July

July 3, 2017 - New Student Orientation Week (Upperclassmen Return)

September

September 25, 2017 - Mid-semester Grades Due

December

December 22, 2017 - End of Semester/Grades Close

December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018 - Student Break

Holidays 2015

July 3  - Independence Day recognized

September 7 - Labor Day

November 26 - Thanksgiving Day

November 27 - Thanksgiving Friday

December 24 - Christmas Eve

December 25 - Christmas Day

Holidays 2016

January 1 - New Years Day

March 25 - Good Friday

March 28 - Easter Monday

May 30 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

September 5 - Labor Day

November 24 - Thanksgiving Day

November 25 - Thanksgiving Friday

December 26 - Christmas recognized

Holidays 2017

January 2, 2017 - New Years Day recognized

April 14, 2017 - Good Friday

April 17, 2017 - Easter Monday

May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day

July 4, 2017 - Labor Day

November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Friday

December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day

Home Preparation

There is no suggested minimum preparation time because each student learns at a different pace with different study habits. However, students who feel their preparation is lacking may schedule an appointment with faculty members to arrange an individually suggested minimum study and preparation schedule.

Tutorial Program

The School offers a tutorial program for those students who feel they need assistance with their didactic studies. The school faculty will provide scheduled academic counseling with the student and can help the student find an outside tutor.

Disabilities services: Students with disabilities may contact Widener’s Disabilities Office at 610-499-1266, 520 East 14th Street on campus.

Additional Student Services Offered by Widener University

Math Center: 610-499-1253

Writing Center: 610-499-4332

Courses

Semester I

Semester II

Intro to Radiologic Technology .5 credits Anatomy & Physiology II 1 credit
Anatomy & Physiology I 2 credits Radiographic Exposure II 1 credit
Radiographic Exposure I 1 credit Radiographic Procedures II 1 credit
Radiographic Procedures I 1 credit Procedures II Demo Practice Lab    1 credit
Procedures 1 Demo/Lab Practice 1 credit Radiation Physics II 1 credit
Patient Care 1 1 credit
Radiation Physics I 1 credit

Semester III

Semester IV

Advanced Imaging 1 credit Radiation Protection .5 credits
QA & Image Acquisition 1 credit Senior Registry Review (includes Physics III) 2 credits
Cross Sectional Anatomy .5 credits Radiobiology .5 credits
Pathology 1 credit Radiographic Image Analysis .5 credits
Patient Care 2 2 credits Special Procedures 1 credit
Demonstration Lab/Practice 1 credit Senior Final Competency 1 credit

Clinical rotations are assigned during the two-year program with their associated credits. One hundred clinical hours is equivalent to 1 credit. A clock hour is a session of instruction that last for 60 minutes. Students are required to complete clinical requirements with a minimum grade of 85%.

Clinical I/Film Critique I 5 credits Clinical /Film Critique III 5 credits
Clinical II/Film Critique 5 credits Clinical IV 5.5 credits

Additional Course Requirement: UCS 200, "Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional"

In the third or fourth semester of the radiography program, students are required to complete a 3-credit online course offered by Widener University. The course is UCS 200 “Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional.” This course must be completed with a passing grade in order for the student to be eligible for graduation from the radiography program. This course follows the grade system for Widener University (please see "Widener Grading System below).

UCS 200 Course Description: This course for all continuing students focuses on promoting learning through active participation in service experiences. Students build on their volunteer knowledge by reading and discussing essays about serving, giving, and leading. The historical context of service learning is reviewed. Structured reflection time is provided during which students link their beliefs about civic engagement to their individual experience. Several opportunities are provided to the students to work in the surrounding community.

Grades

Grades will be issued for all completed courses. Transcripts/reports will be distributed to each student at the close of each semester, and mailed after graduation from the program. In addition to end-of-semester grades, students will receive mid-semester evaluations and/or failure warnings, if necessary, at any time during the course of the program

Minimum Grades

The following percentages reflect the programs’ minimal requirements:

Minimum passing grades for a single course    75%
Minimum passing overall semester average     75%
Minimum passing grade for clinical education   85%

Grading Guidelines and Probation Policies

Grades will be recorded as numerical averages, which will include all, or a portion of the following:

  • Examinations
  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Class Participation
  • Homework

Each individual instructor will decide final Grade calculations and copy of grade composition as well as the course syllabus will be distributed to each student at the start of a new class.

Incomplete or Failure of Any Portion of the Class

Remediation of incomplete or failed work will be provided. All remediation practices will be agreed upon by peer review. All remediation practices will be published and presented to each student via the course syllabus at the start of each new class. The Advisory Committee will review chronic incomplete or failed work.

Grading Scale:
94-100% A
87-93%   B
81-86%   C
75-80%   D
Below 75% F

** Refer also to the Policy on Academic Probation

Any courses conducted through Widener University throughout the two-year course of study while in the radiography program will follow the grade breakdown for Widener University and not the grade breakdown for the radiography program (this being the UCS 200 course, "Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional" taken in the last semester of the radiography program).  

Widener Grading System

The following are the grade scales and their equivalents in quality points for Widener University:

* Passing, but below the required average for graduation.

Grade

Equivalent Quality Points

A (Excellent)

4.00

A-

3.70

B+

3.30

B

3.00

B-

2.70

C+

2.30

C

2.00

C- *

1.70

D+ *

1.30

D (Passing) *

1.00

F (Failure)

0.00

P (Pass)

0.00

NP (No Pass)

0.00

Audit (No Credit)

0.00

I (Incomplete)

0.00

W (Withdrawal)

0.00



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