Vision, Mission & Goals, Strategic Plan

Familiarize yourself with our Department's vision, mission, goals, and strategic plan.

Vision Statement

“To provide an exceptional academic and clinical program in communication disorders which prepares students for professional practice in a dynamic and diverse society.”

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College is to:

  1. Educate undergraduate students and graduate students seeking a communication disorders program that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.     
  2. Prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and prepare graduate students for entry into the profession of speech-language pathology by providing academic, clinical, and research experiences that foster critical thinking, professionalism, and independence.
  3. Provide a firm theoretical, evidence-based foundation with opportunities for application to clinical practice in order to develop competent, confident, and contributing professionals qualified for certification by the appropriate professional groups.
  4. Provide the highest quality professional service to the individuals in our community who have communication and hearing disorders and differences.
  5. Encourage opportunities to advance knowledge relevant to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, disseminate this knowledge within the professional community, and advance the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.


Click below to download the Department's mission and goals:

file-outline updtdmissionandgoals.pdf - updtdmissionandgoals.pdf (27.92 KB)

Strategic Plan

Click below to download the Department's strategic plan:

file-outline IC SLPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021.pdf - IC SLPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021.pdf (193.24 KB)

Questions or Comments

Interested parties may comment on the strategic plan by emailing Jana Waller. When sending a comment please include your name and affiliation with the department.