Strategic Plan: 2016 - 2019

The Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology is committed to academic and clinical excellence. Informed by our mission, this strategic plan identifies the ways in which the program intends to achieve its vision for a successful future. The strategic plan will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Through an ongoing process, faculty within the program have established the following strategic planning goals as specified in Standard 1.3 of the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:

GOAL 1: Student recruitment and retention:

  • High quality, diverse students committed to academic and clinical excellence

  • Commitment to application of a broad knowledge base within communication sciences and disorders to contribute to multidisciplinary health care

GOAL 2: Faculty recruitment and retention:

  • Provide appropriate financial support for faculty research and scholarship
  • Embrace professional involvement at the local, regional, national and international level
  • Develop and implement mentoring program for faculty

GOAL 3: Provide an excellent education in communication sciences and disorders:

  • Develop and implement breadth and depth of academic and clinical courses to address the challenges in management of speech-language pathology and swallowing disorders
  • Secure and expand diverse clinical externships serving populations across the lifespan and complexity of disorders
  • Evaluate and modify all elements of the program based on data and feedback from faculty, students, external supervisors and alumni

GOAL 4: Community outreach:

  • Initiate community-based, on-campus clinic serving those with communication deficits
  • Initiate community outreach to local schools, community centers, medical centers, etc.


(Updated December 1, 2015)