Strategic Planning and Assessment


The College of Communication and Education is a student-centered learning community focused on the development of human potential through disciplinary knowledge and professional practice that meet the needs of diverse clients. We invest in our collective future through leadership in effective communication, collaborative field experiences, reflective professional practice, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.


To be a nationally-recognized innovator in effective professional practice in communication and education.

Strategic Plan

The College of Communication and Education has established five strategic goals that guide our work toward our mission and vision. The goals are focused on the themes of student learning, high-quality programs and learning environments, faculty and staff development, development, and leadership and service. The College of Communication and Education is committed to continual assessment and improvement in our programs.

Student Learning

Goal: Prepare students to be productive and engaged citizens in their professions, careers and communities.

High-Quality Programs and Learning Environments

Goal: Develop and sustain innovative programs.

Faculty and Staff Development

Goal: Recruit, support and retain diverse, high quality faculty and staff.

College Resources and Advancement

Goal: Maintain state support; strengthen and expand external support and constituent relations.

Leadership and Service

Goal: Foster partnerships through communication, collaboration, and outreach.