Unfit teachers? Litigation against school?

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    • Masticore
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    Unfit teachers? Litigation against school?

    Hello all! I live in South Georgia. I am a DMS student in the Allied health field. After much strife in trying to basically teach myself, have undependable contact with instructors, and being scorned by my teachers, I have come to find out that my teachers are not only unregistered in the DMS field, they have failed the test to become registered DMS members on several occasions. They do not even have any credit hours in any teaching courses. They have had no work related experience in their fields. They have had no continued education in thier fields. They are not decorated or vernerated medical specialists of any type. In fact, in our labs, I have to teach the other students, and many times, correct the teachers, and guide them to achieve images that are required. I have many doctors and department heads vouching for me to get a position to work in the local hospital after my graduation, but the hospital simply will not allow an unregistered DMS tech work there, and in fact will close thier clinical rotations to my school until the DMS program becomes accredited.The doctor who originally opened the accredited course has not been employed at the school for some time, and is in fact a doctor at the local hospital, and has in fact advised me, or otherwise stated that I should pursue litigation against the school.

    After some research with the SACSCOC, the board who approved the accreditation of the school, I believe the faculty ( the teachers of the program ) fall into the unfit to teach category. Although there are no legal requirements, I believe, there are matters of standards the SACSCOC "enforce". It seems the school has askewed from SACSCOC principle of integrity by letting substandard teachers into thier ranks and not review their credentials.. Here is a PDF with those guidelines for thiei Faculty http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/faculty%20credentials.pdfI

    I am hoping to get some perspective and advice, although i know it is not definitive, maybe some direction to follow, or action I should take/look into further. THANX!

  • Fri, Apr 13 2012 11:43 AM In reply to

    Re: Unfit teachers? Litigation against school?

    Masticore:
    The doctor who originally opened the accredited course has not been employed at the school for some time, and is in fact a doctor at the local hospital, and has in fact advised me, or otherwise stated that I should pursue litigation against the school.

    He went to medical school not law school.  While technically anyone can sue for anything the question is do you have a basis to sue and a chance at winning?   No.  This question gets asked quite frequently on this forum.  Enrolling in post public school education is a buyer beware situation.  The burden is on the student to research the program and faculty thoroughly before commiting to a program.  You did not do that and taking the school's word for their abilities and accreditations does not count as due diligence. 

    I don't know what the accreditation board you mentioned is but the one that is accepted by hospitals and health care providers is CAAHEP.  I have never heard of the board you mentioned which is probably why the hospital refuses to work with them. They are not recognized in health care for meeting standards. 

    Masticore:
    I am hoping to get some perspective and advice, although i know it is not definitive, maybe some direction to follow, or action I should take/look into further.

    Find a CAAHEP accredited sonography program and see how many of your courses you can transfer over and get full credit for and finish in a program that is recognized.  Call registered sonographers and ask what program they went to or recommend.  You could certainly try a lawsuit but would waste valuable time and money for little reward in my opinion.

    "That's just my opinion, then again I might be wrong."  Dennis Miller

     

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