Mission and Vision Statements

Our mission

The Department of Communication promotes an inclusive teaching, learning, and scholarly environment where students learn to be competent and ethical communicators committed to public affairs.

Vision statements

  • Communication competence: Communication students will effectively understand, analyze, and demonstrate communication processes
  • Ethical discourse:  Communication students will recognize, practice, and promote ethical communication.
  • Diversity: Communication students will understand diverse peoples and interests and engage in communication practices that contribute to constructive relationships.
  • Leadership and advocacy: Communication students will ethically lead and responsibly engage in advocacy and/or collective action
  • Issues analysis: Communication students will understand, analyze, and evaluate messages and issues relevant to responsible citizenship.