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Our goals

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 outlines our plans to work toward the following themes and goals. Also included are the Mission and Vision statements for the Department.

Research and Scholarship

Goal: Leaders in Research

For the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to be an international leader in research that improves the quality of life for individuals with communication disabilities, promotes the understanding of communication disabilities, and contributes to the knowledge of communication in individuals with typical development.

Learning and Teaching

Goal: Leaders in Education

For the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to be recognized globally as a premier Department for the education of clinicians and researchers in communication sciences and disabilities.

Community Engagement

Goal: Leaders in Community Outreach

For the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to serve as a source of knowledge, education, clinical expertise, and advocacy for the community in the area of communication disabilities and feeding/swallowing disabilities.

Global Engagement

Goal: Connecting Globally

For the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to engage in an interconnected global society to share our knowledge with and to learn from others in the disciplinary areas of speech, language, augmentative/alternative communication, and feeding/swallowing.