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Master of Speech-Language Pathology Program Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Executive Summary Master of Speech-Language Pathology

Approved by the APSU Board of Trustees on March 20th, 2020 and approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission on May 15, 2020, the new Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program seeks to build a program of excellence in teaching, currency of curriculum, conventional and innovative pedagogy, and a desire to Lead through Excellence to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists. As part of a comprehensive and growing university, the MSLP program is fully committed to serving the community and playing a key role in its economic development and quality of life for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders. The creation of the program and fulfillment of the program mission is intended to serve APSU students and the community. The MSLP program and strategic plan initiatives articulated here seek to build a program of teaching excellence and exceptional client care that places a high value on community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations. MSLP faculty will use this strategic plan to direct their efforts in realizing its aspirations.

The MSLP Program Faculty Will Use the Following Strategies to Achieve Program Goals:

Strategy 1: Recruit, develop and retain the best faculty, staff, and community partners

Strategy 2: Deliver exceptional and effective academic and clinical Programs

Strategy 3: Develop logistics that support and strengthen program development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation

Strategy 4: Lead in service and collaborative activities within the APSU, local, state, and national communities to improve the lives of those with communication disorders

Strategy 5: Engage in activities designed to improve the quality of the program

MSLP Strategic Plan Annual Report of Progress: Academic Year 2022-2023

MSLP Strategic Plan Annual Report of Progress: Academic Year 2020-2021