Strategic Planning

Long Term Strategic Plan

The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences are dedicated to developing, monitoring, and assessing all components of our program. A long-term strategic plan is monitored on an annual basis, meeting the 2017 Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) 1.5 standard. A strategic planning meeting is held in the spring semester or as needed to discuss the implementation of targeted goals and needs for the successful continuing growth of the department’s academic and clinical components. The strategic plan is available to the graduate students in the orientation handbook. Alumni and other parties may view the strategic plan on the department’s web site.

Faculty Lines

Successful hire for two Assistant Professor positions

2015-2016 ongoing; 2017 a successfull hire of an Assistant Professor

A Clinic Supervisor permanent line 2014 completed

Clinic and Department Space Development

Obtain new space 2013 completed
Graduate Student Study Lounge refurbished 2014 initiated; 2015 completed
Clinic rooms refurbished (paint/carpet) 2014 completed
Clinic Library Room (CLR) 2014 completed
Develop a larger therapy room with camera 2014 completed
Kitchen space refurbishing 2017-2018
Storage Room(s) organization 2016 ongoing; Spring 2018
Preschool play space options 2014, 2015 researching, 2016 completed
Reed Library update CDS text books Annually
Department classroom technology 2016 completed
Develop an ALD consult room 2016 researching; December 2017
Instrumentation Instruction Room 2016 researching
Family Observation Rooms refurbished 2017


Clinic: IPADs  2015 completed
Clinic room computers 2016 ongoing
ITAB cycle 2014-2015 2015 completed
EMR client record keeping 2018 research
SALT software for UG and G programs 2016 researching; 2017 completed
WinTV 2015 completed; 2017 institution review
Student clinic documentation system 2017 researching with institution support


Intro to CDS course for spring Freshman Spring 2015 completed
Prefessional Seminar CDS 501 2017 redesign based on data; 2017 completed
Develop Online UG Prerequisite course offerings 2017 researching
Simulated clinic hours 2017 researching
Senior Undergraduate Seminar Courses 2014 Fall initiated; ongoing
Community Out Reach possibilities (literacy /parent training groups) Research 2018-2019

Youngerman Center Clinic

Preschool tuition-free tuition plan 2016; 2017 researching
YC updated brochure 2016 initiated
FastForWord Therapy 2016 researching
Develop tuition-fee assistance plan 2016
Electronic 3rd Party Claim Submission 2015 completed

Revise Mission Statements

Department mission statement 2014 completed; annual review
Youngerman Clinic 2014 completed; annual review
NSSLHA Fredonia Student Association 2015 completed; annual review

Professional Development

Sponsor Annual ASHA CEU Conference 2014-present; annual

Student Recruitment

Graduate student/Career Development 2017 initiating
Fred Network 2017 initiating
Produce a CDS website educational recruitment video 2016 researching; 2017-2018 complete

Communication Disorders and Sciences Office

W123 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3202