Strategic Plan

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program

2020-2023. Revised January 19, 2021

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at California Baptist University, in keeping with its Christian ideals, seeks to educate and prepare students with the knowledge, skills, passion and compassion to become licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists who reflect a vision of service to the community consistent with the mission of the university.

The three-year strategic plan of the program is in alignment with the overarching missions of the college and university and as such embraces the ethics of Christian faith, scientific discovery and high-quality academic and professional preparation of our students. In collaboration with college and department administration, the SLP faculty has crafted the following updated three-year strategic plan consisting of five strategic priorities: 

Strategic Priority #1 – Uphold our commitment to excellent didactic and clinical teaching by supporting development of faculty pedagogy and incorporating interprofessional education into the curriculum.

Strategic Priority #2 – Establish the provision of high-quality graduate clinical education at CBU, imbued with the guiding principles of professionalism, academic excellence, service, personal growth and a focus on evidence-based practice. 

Strategic Priority #3 – Create and expand community partnerships, including dissemination of best practices in clinical supervision for our community partners, that support our ethics of academic and scientific discovery, service, professionalism, Christian faith and relationships.

Strategic Priority #4 – Develop framework for academic and scientific discovery by establishing mechanisms to promote faculty / student collaboration, research and service.

Strategic Priority #5 – Create and expand opportunities to enhance students’ ability to assess and treat individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across the life span through academic coursework, clinical practicum sites, and the community.