Elizabeth Greer, B.S., R.T.(R), recently graduated from the first ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, an innovative three-day program designed to support the instructional needs of radiologic science educators. Greer is clinical coordinator for the educational program in radiologic technology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
The Leadership Academy for Educators was sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, which selected the 20 participants and paid their travel expenses to attend the July 10-12 academy in Albuquerque. The ASRT is a membership association that represents more than 106,000 medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals nationwide. It is headquartered in Albuquerque.
"I was interested in attending the Leadership Academy because I wanted to expand my knowledge base about educational issues," said Greer. "Through the academy, I have a better understanding of identifying student learning styles, which will enable me to become a better instructor."
There are more than 600 accredited radiologic science programs in the United States, ranging from two-year hospital-based programs to bachelor's and master's degree programs. The ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators is the profession's first effort to bring together instructors from these programs in a setting where they can share strategies to improve education for radiologic science students. To participate, educators must have held a full-time faculty position for a minimum of two years and be an active ASRT member.