The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine is to promote excellence in academic and clinical education, scholarship and service.
In the context of exploring and presenting human communication processes and disorders, the educational mission is accomplished through:
- Fostering the development of independent and cooperative learning.
- Nurturing critical thinking and problem solving.
- Modeling professionalism.
- Providing opportunities to apply knowledge to clinical processes and practices.
- Engaging in research and scholarly activity.
In the context of contributing to the knowledge base in communication sciences and disorders, the scholarship mission is accomplished through:
- Conducting research in communication sciences and disorders.
- Publishing and presenting research in scholarly journals, books and at professional conferences.
- Teaching students to access and use existing research.
- Involving students in scholarly investigation and presentation.
- Providing the highest quality educational and clinical opportunities for the students of Maine.
- Serving as an academic and clinical resource for the professional and private communities.
- Collaborating with state agencies and governing bodies concerned with the welfare and service for individuals with communication disorders.
- Supporting the mission of the Albert D. Conley Speech and Hearing Center.