Department Strategic Plan
Enable student success through transformative educational experiences
SPLP Objective – Improve and expand student clinical experiences.
Strategy 1 – Create specialty clinic areas such as transgender voice and cleft palate.
Strategy 2 – Increase the diversity of clients served.
Performance Indicator – By 2023, 50% more students will participate in specialty clinics.
SPLP Objective - Improve graduate retention and completion rates.
Strategy 1 – Revise the competency rating system.
Performance Indicator – By Fall 2020, the new competency rating system will be in place and used with the incoming class of 2022.
Develop vibrant community and global engagement opportunities and networks
SPLP Objective - Improve community outreach in the El Paso region and in the global community.
Strategy 1 – Provide service-learning opportunities in academic courses.
Strategy 2 - Participate in community screenings and health fairs.
Performance Indicator – by 2023, 100% of undergrad and graduate SPLP students will participate in service learning
SPLP Objective - Increase participation in professional organization leadership through volunteering for committee work or running for office (e.g., ASHA, TSHA, AAA).
Strategy 1 – Faculty will volunteer for committee work on local, state, national, or international organizations.
Strategy 2 – Faculty will run for office in local, state, national, or international organizations.
Performance Indicator – By 2023, 50% of faculty will participate in local, state, or national organizations
Build cross college collaboration through intra-professional and interdisciplinary efforts and initiatives
SPLP Objective - Improve research collaboration with collaborative partners.
Strategy 1 – Faculty will participate in Communities of Practice, community organizations, etc.
Performance Indicator – By 2023, 70% of faculty will participate in research collaborations.
SPLP Objective - Increase representation and participation in shared governance of the university.
Strategy 1 – Faculty will serve on department, college, and university committees.
Performance Indicator – By 2023, 75% of the faculty will serve on department, college, and university committees.
Facilitate applied and translational research and scholarship efforts that address significant societal problems
SPLP Objective - Increase faculty, scholarly productivity.
Strategy 1 – Tenure-track faculty will collaborate with clinical faculty.
Strategy 2 – Faculty will participate in cross college collaboration.
Strategy 3 – Faculty will establish and maintain bi-semester research talks and invite faculty members in other programs to attend and participate.
Performance Indicator – By 2023, the number of grant applications will increase by 15%.
Engage alumni and inspire fund development
SPLP Objective – Engage alumni and inspire alumni giving.
Strategy 1 – Establish alumni network.
Strategy 2 – Ratify alumni leadership team.
Strategy 3 – Develop outreach opportunities to establish a relationship with local and national alumni.
Performance Indicator – By 2019, establish alumni network. By 2023, increase alumni membership by 50%.