Strategic Plan Executive Summary

The Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology is housed within the School of Health Sciences. Our Strategic Plan has guided our development from its inception, in 2000, to its current status as a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Our strategic plan is regularly updated to adapt to developments in the profession, ongoing assessments of our students, academic and clinical program, feedback from alumni, and our role within Touro University, the School of Health Sciences, and the community at large. The program’s Strategic Plan is reviewed, analyzed, and revised as needed during the faculty annual retreat. The Strategic Plan aligns with the mission statement of Touro University and the program’s mission and goals.

The Graduate Program in Speech Language Pathology shares Touro University’s mission in keeping with the Jewish commitment to intellectual inquiry, transmission of knowledge and professional career interests through scholarship, research and outreach. The program is committed to quality education with integrity, inclusivity, equity and respect for all students, faculty, staff and clients. A fundamental component of the SLP program is the analysis and synthesis of academic and applied clinical skills as well as the development of critical thinking in providing services to individuals with communication and swallowing disorders. Specifically, the program's mission is to prepare highly qualified and ethical speech language pathologists who can impact the health care environment and enhance the quality of life for individuals and the families served.


  • Goal 1: Enhance academic and clinical program excellence in order to prepare students to become highly qualified speech-language pathologists
  • Goal 2: Increase student and faculty involvement in research
  • Goal 3: Enhance/expand interprofessional education programming (IPE)
  • Goal 4: Demonstrate expanded incorporation of diversity, equity, and inclusion into academic and clinical programs
  • Goal 5: Ensure faculty excellence
  • Goal 6: Effectively brand the Graduate Department in Speech-Language Pathology and the Speech and Hearing Center to generate prospective student interest, clinic patient volume, and fundraising opportunities