Mission and Vision Statement
*located on the Armstrong Campus
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program will continue to uphold a strong commitment to higher learning and clinical education across the curriculum. This will include inter-professional relationships and innovative instructional formats that employ scholarly activity and civic responsibility, while acknowledging and meeting the needs of the city of Savannah and the surrounding community.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program supports academic and clinical instruction that is transformative, experiential and rigorous, leading to student success. As such, the program mission incorporates a teaching-centered, student-focused philosophy that promotes interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and evidence-based education in a context that prepares students to ethically serve clients with communication and swallowing disorders within a culturally and linguistically diverse society.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program supports these core values:
- Academic and clinical instruction that is transformative, experiential and rigorous, leading to student success.
- A balance among service, teaching, mentoring and scholarship.
- An environment of mutual trust and collegiality that respects diversity in professional collaborations and the clinical populations served.
- Ethical behavior and accountability for faculty, staff and students that support high standards of academic and clinical performance.
- Our relationship with Savannah and the surrounding areas for its rich history and abundant resources, through strategic community partnerships that provide learning opportunities for faculty and students.
- The faculty within the Communication Sciences and Disorders program will use evidence-based instruction and transformative learning strategies to stimulate the critical thinking skills necessary for practice, advocacy, and leadership in the profession.
- The Communication Sciences and Disorders program will develop and maintain partnerships within the community to promote service opportunities for students as well as meet community needs.
- The Communication Sciences and Disorders program will develop and maintain partnerships with other health and non-health professions to promote interprofessional collaborations.
- The Communication Sciences and Disorders program will develop international partnerships and educational opportunities as well as increase the intercultural competence of students, faculty and staff.
- The Communication Sciences and Disorders program will maintain adequate resources for teaching, scholarship, communication, and productivity to meet current and future needs.
Last updated: 10/10/2019