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Strategic Plan


CSD Vision Statement


The SUNY Plattsburgh CSD department will continue to strengthen its national recognition and
be one of the leading programs in the state of New York by providing stellar academic and
clinical preparation in a supportive environment and by offering state-of-the art clinical services.

Communication Sciences & Disorders Mission Statement


The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department effectively prepares students to meet
the unique needs of our professions in an evolving society. Through high quality instruction and
mentoring, students are both supported and challenged in accordance with the highest standards
of our professions. It is our aim that, through instruction, collaborative and experiential learning,
and self-reflection, our graduates will lead resourceful, compassionate, and ethical professional
and personal lives, and will engage in life-long learning.
We are committed to providing high quality speech, language, and hearing services to the
community on- and off-campus and to operating a state-of-the-art teaching clinic. Research and
continuing education are essential to providing person-centered and science-supported quality
services.
We believe that everyone is entitled to actively engage in personal and professional growth in an
inclusive and supportive, yet challenging, environment that values critical thinking, diversity,
and professional ethics.

CSD Department goals


  1. Provide students with evidence-based knowledge of communication and swallowing
    disorders.
  2. Ensure students demonstrate clinical competency across a variety of speech, language, and
    swallowing disorders.
  3. Provide students with an experiential and collaborative learning environment with
    opportunities for critical thinking and reflective practice.
  4. Maintain a pluralistic and inclusive academic and clinical learning environment that values
    diversity.
  5. Prepare students to communicate effectively orally and in writing in professional practice.
  6. Educate students to become ethical professionals who are highly qualified and employable.
  7. Deliver a broad range of evidence-based clinical services to the community.
  8. Contribute to the knowledge base of the professions through scientific research.
  9. Support area professionals and faculty by offering continuing professional education
    opportunities.

Division of Education, Health, & Human Services Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Education, Health, and Human Services is to prepare students for positions in their respective fields, to provide a learning environment that fosters growth and development, and to inculcate creative, critical, and humane thinking.

SUNY Plattsburgh Mission Statement

SUNY Plattsburgh is a public, comprehensive college that prepares students for academic, professional and personal success.

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