Mission and Goals

The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to serve citizens from all backgrounds in Kentucky and beyond by preparing graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality clinical services via in-person and telehealth modalities. We prepare students for leadership roles by serving the community and the professions with evidence-based clinical services, continuing education offerings, and exchange of information among practitioners in communication sciences and disorders. We promote, conduct, and support research that contributes to the understanding and management of communication and swallowing disorders.  

The goals of the CSD program are an integral part of the mission of the institution and aim to; 1) put students first, 2) take care of our people, 3) inspire ingenuity, 4) ensure greater trust, transparency and accountability and 5) bring together many people, one community. 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 our Strategic Plan 2022-2027