The mission of the Department of Communication is to provide students with a foundation in communication theory and practice that prepares them with effective communication skills to enhance their academic, personal, professional and spiritual lives.
The Department of Communication will be a recognized leader in innovative teaching that emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, academic and professional excellence, and Christian ethics.
The Department of Communication will achieve its vision by pursuing four goals:
- Curriculum. Provide a dynamic, student-centered curriculum that promotes experiential learning and reflects academic and professional best practices.
- Connection. Provide opportunities for students to collaborate with peers, faculty, alumni and other communication professionals around the world to broaden their worldviews and increase their professional networks.
- Facilities and Technology. Enhance facilities, upgrade equipment and create new learning spaces to meet the evolving educational needs of students and to prepare them for communication-related professions.
- Faculty. Recruit, support and develop faculty who are faithful Christians devoted to effective teaching, student engagement, scholarly and/or creative endeavors, collegiality, service to the university, and overall professionalism.