The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department is committed to intentionally prepare students for the rigor of their careers through education and mentorship as they become competent, ethical, and culturally responsive speech, language and hearing professionals who empower the people they serve.
The CSD Department at SCSU aims to be a pioneering program modeling classroom to clinic integration to develop future professionals who will affect change in their communities and those they serve by practicing as forward-thinking practitioners and leaders in the field of speech, language, and hearing.
In five years, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will:
The CSD department’s mission and vision align with the University’s Husky Compact. The Husky Compact represents St. Cloud State’s goal of having each student, who graduates from this institution, live out the following action items.
Think Creatively and Critically
The ability to think creatively and critically is core to overcoming challenges.
Seek and Apply Knowledge
Encouraging independence, informed decision making, open-mindedness and motivation.
Relationship building, conflict resolution, proficiency in teamwork - all require effective communication.
Integrate Existing and Evolving Technologies
Technology is used every-day to improve efficiency, better balance work/life and access information.
Engage as a Member of a Diverse and Multicultural World
We are members of a global society impacted by a global economy.
Act with Personal Integrity and Civic Responsibility
Nurturing ethical and productive difference-makers.
The St. Cloud State University Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is committed to the University’s Husky Compact.
Department Strategic Objectives
A copy of the strategic plan is available upon request.