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Mission and Goals

The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to serve the citizens of Kentucky and beyond by preparing graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality clinical services via in-person and telehealth modalities and assume leadership roles; by serving the community and the professions through provision of evidence-based clinical services, continuing education, and exchange of information among practitioners in communication disorders; and by promoting, conducting, and supporting research that contributes to the understanding and management of persons with communication disorders. The goals of the CSD program are an integral part of the mission of the institution and aim to; 1) promote undergraduate student success, 2) promote graduate student success, 3) enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our program and university community, 4) expand scholarship, creative endeavors and research and 5) engage in community outreach and engagement.  As such, these goals are reflective of and consistent with those of the College, and are in congruence with and augment those of the University. Additionally, they incorporate requirements and recommendations set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Council on Accreditation of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Specific objectives to address goals are described in Strategic Plan.