SLP Program Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

The graduate program in speech-language pathology prepares students to become outstanding speech-language pathologists whose knowledge and skills exceed national certification standards. Graduates are life-long learners who become leaders in the field and who integrate ethics, evidence-based practice and critical thinking into their practice.

For Academic Years 2014-15 through 2018-19

Strategic Goals and Progress through AY 2015-16

  • By the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, 80% of the graduate SLP students will pass all four sections of their written comprehensive exam on the first attempt when averaged over a 3-year period.

3-year average: 75.5% (progressing toward target)

  • By the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, faculty in the department will develop and receive IRB approval for five new collaborative research projects.

2015-2016: 11 (above target)

  • By the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, faculty will increase the annual number of peer-reviewed presentations and publications at state, national, and international levels to 20 presentations and 3 publications when averaged over a 5-year period.

3-year average: 16 presentations; 4 publications (progressing toward target)

  • By the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, the graduate SLP program graduation rates will remain at 90% or better when averaged across a 3-year period.

3-year average: 94% (above target)

  • By the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, 70% of graduate SLP students will earn a cumulative average score of 4.5 on their evaluation of diagnostic skills at the end of their program when averaged across a 3-year period.

AY 2016: 53% (first year of data collection; revisions being made to skills rubric to better capture accurate data)

  • By the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, 70% of graduate SLP students will earn a cumulative average score of 4.5 on their evaluation of treatment skills at the end of their program when averaged across a 3-year period.

AY 2016: 47% (first year of data collection; revisions being made to skills rubric to better capture accurate data)