Mission & Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

Prepare future professionals who will:

  • provide ethical, compassionate, and evidenced-based clinical services across the scope of practice for their profession;
  • advocate for and facilitate communication development and well-being across the lifespan;
  • work effectively with diverse populations in diverse environments;
  • work collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines.

Foster an academic environment that will: 

  • inspire students to develop critical thinking skills, cultural competence, and clinical expertise;
  • support faculty in the creation and integration of innovative teaching strategies, experiential learning, and research;
  • support faculty professional and leadership development.

ASLD Strategic Plan 2013-2018

Goals & Objectives: 

Goal #1: Enhance student clinical education, clinical service provision to citizens of the Mid-Atlantic Region, and outreach to the community.

                  Objective 1.1: Focus on the student and faculty development in the area of                    cultural competence.

                  Objective 1.2: Strengthen academic-community collaborations that                                provide clinical outreach and research opportunities.

                  Objective 1.3: Enhance students’ self-reflection and evaluation skills,                              including a focus on how they can enhance patient well-being.

                  Objective 1.4: Provide opportunities for students to participate in                                  inter professional education (IPE).

                  Objective 1.5: Support the enhancement of clinical knowledge and skills                        outcomes.

                  Objective 1.6: Examine program requirements and curriculum relative to                      the changing needs of the professions and make changes as needed.

Goal #2: Examine and enhance opportunities for students to develop critical thinking and life-long learning skills.

                  Objective 2.1: Shift advising focus to student-focused planning for future                      career path and personal growth, rather than course selection.

                  Objective 2.2: Provide all students with the knowledge and skills required                      to be good consumers of research.

Goal #3: Support faculty and student research initiatives.

                  Objective3.1: Provide support for students to participate in research                             dissemination.

                  Objective 3.2: Develop a wide array of clinical and research collaborations                    with a focus on expanding student and faculty experiences.

                  Objective 3.3: Provide opportunities for faculty to share research findings                      with faculty and students within the department and college.

                  Objective 3.4: Share faculty and student research accomplishments with                        students, faculty, alumni, and others.

Goal #4: Support faculty professional and leadership development

                  Objective 4.1: Examine current methods of teaching, scholarship, and                            service, using multiple forms of input, to determine systems and                                      technology that will enhance student outcomes.

                  Objective 4.2: Examine and improve faculty peer evaluation and                                    mentoring process.

                  Objective 4.3: Examine and streamline time-consuming administrative                          and service tasks to enhance faculty time available for teaching and                                scholarship projects.

                  Objective 4.4: Provide training opportunities in conflict management for                      all faculty.

                  Objective 4.5: Provide time management/organizational skills training                            opportunities for faculty.

                  Objective 4.6: Identify faculty interested in academic leadership and                              provide project-based, applied learning opportunities and other specialty                      training.