As an integral part of the SUNY Cortland community, the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department provides diverse learning experiences that foster academic and clinical development of competent speech-language pathologists who will be engaged citizens with a strong social conscience.
The department faculty supports students’ academic, personal, social, and cultural development by teaching them to act with:
The Communication Disorders and Sciences Department at SUNY Cortland will be recognized for its outstanding education of undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology through exemplary teaching, research, and clinical experiences.
The Faculty is charged with overseeing these goals and the actions taken to fulfill them. The Faculty will consistently discuss, monitor, and modify the process of achieving them. Ad Hoc Committees will be formed as needed.
|Goal||Subgoal||Subgoal Objective||Action Required or Activities or Strategies||Indicator of success or Assessment Measures and Criteria||Target Completion Date||Resources Needed||Person Responsible for oversight|
|1. Academic Excellence||d.Culture of continual improvement||1. To increase student’s knowledge of plagiarism.||a. Directed study followed by online quiz||100% of students obtain score of 9 or better||Ongoing||Copying, paper, duplicating||Department Chair|
|2. To improve student advisement||a. Hold bi-weekly meetings for each cohort||Bi-weekly meetings held for each cohort||Ongoing||Room for meeting, WebEx link, paper, duplicating||Grad Coordinator|
|2. Transformational Education||a. Intentionally-designed, highly effective opportunities||3. To enhance student’s educational development||a. Provide exposure to professional information (professional conferences—national, state, local, guest speakers in classes||Offer at least one educational opportunity per semester||Ongoing||Room for conference, advertising||Department Chair, Faculty|
|b. Expose students to new environments, cultures, perspectives, and knowledge||4. Provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge about international experiences||a. Present in bi-weekly meeting||Discuss in one session||Ongoing||Study Abroad presentation||Grad coordinator|
|5. Provide international experience||Work with Study Abroad office to develop an international sister program||Contact with program Student exchange||2024||Chair, Grad Coordinator|
|c. Put in Graduate Manual||Put in international section||2024||Grad Coordinator|
|3. Well-being||a. Promote physical, emotional, cultural and social well-being||6. Weekly exercise opportunities||Organization of a physical activity one day/week at Student Life Center||50% student participation||Spring semester, 2024||Contact with trainers at SLC||Faculty|
|4. Maximize Resources||a. Commitment to sustainable resources||7. Using less paper and printing in the department||Salvageable paper printed only on one side can be used in certain instances for notes||60% faculty participation, putting reusable paper in designated box||Ongoing||8 ½ x11 paper cut into quarters, paper cutter in office, box for resized paper||Faculty|
|b. Be fiscally responsible, thinking about efficiency while maintaining excellence||8. Online record- keeping as opposed to hard copy||Access to SharePoint, discussion about content||100% faculty participation||Ongoing||Faculty discussion, SharePoint folders||Faculty|
|c. Communicate clearly about resource allocation||9. Keeping faculty involved day to day in this goal||Notes in faculty minutes regarding paper and folders||Ongoing||Faculty minutes||Faculty|