Strategic Planning


Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018

The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences are dedicated to developing, monitoring, and assessing all components of our program.  A long-term strategic plan is monitored on an annual basis, meeting the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) 1.3 standard.  A strategic planning meeting is in the fall semester or when needed to discuss the implementation of targeted goals and needs for the successful continuing growth of the department’s academic and clinical components.  The strategic plan is available to the graduate students in the orientation handbook. Alumni and other parties may view the strategic plan on the department’s web site.  

Faculty Lines

A successful hire for Assistant Professor 2014 completed
A Clinic Supervisor permanent line 2014 completed

Clinic and Department Space Development

Obtained New Building Space 2013
Graduate Student Study Lounge refurbished 2014 initiated
Clinic rooms refurbished (paint/carpet) 2014 completed
Clinic Library room 2014 completed
Develop a larger therapy room with video camera 2014 completed
Kitchen space to be refurbished  
Storage Room(s)   
Preschool playground equipment  
Office Space  


Clinic: IPADs vs clinic computers  
ITAB cycle 2014-2015  
Update clinic room digital recording central recording system  
EMR client record keeping   


Intro to CDS course for spring freshmen 2015 initiated Spring
Cultural diversity instruction 2014 initiated Spring
Develop Online Prerequisite course offerings   
Restructure Freshmen Seminar Course  
Senior Undergraduate Seminar Courses  2014 initiated Fall
Continue to explore content for graduate courses per assessment data  
Accent modification clinic 2014-2015 initiated
Community Out Reach possibilities  

Youngerman Center Clinic

Develop Additional Support Groups  
Obtain appropriate APPS for clinic training  
FastForward Therapy   
Revise Mission Statements  
Department mission statement 2014 completed
Youngerman Clinic   2014 completed
CDS Student Association 2014 completed

Professional Development

Sponsor Annual ASHA CEU Conference 2014 completed
Online CEU offerings   

Financial Support

Silent Auction 2014 Fall
Student Scholarships  
Annual Department CEU conference 2014;2015 Spring

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