Mission Statement

The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is an academic program in the College of Health Professions of The University of Akron. Through professional education, the School prepares highly qualified audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full communication potential. To this end, the School advances excellence in student learning, collaborative clinical service delivery, community service, and the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching.

Vision Statement

The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will be recognized as a national leader in evidence-based clinical training for the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through knowledge creation and use, and entrepreneurship. This will be accomplished by collaboration with community partners, statewide and national colleagues and universities, and enhancement of interdisciplinary efforts. The school will be acknowledged for its commitment to student success, advancement of professional development, creation of models of collaborative joint programs for advanced degrees, advancement of established distance learning efforts, and entrepreneurial designs for clinical service.

Statement on Diversity

The College of Health Professions is committed to improving the human condition.  To do so the College values diversity in all forms, including national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status; and seeks to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse student population.

The CHP focus on diversity demands an environment where respect for others supports meaningful dialogue across broad, interprofessional issues rooted in academic inquiry, research and discovery.  Our graduates are prepared to address the needs of an evolving health care system and value inclusion and the opportunity to serve health needs and promote wellness opportunities to an increasingly diverse community.