Quality Indicators

Mission Statement 

The Washburn University Communication Studies Department exists to advance the intellectual growth of majors, minors, and general education students.

Students develop:

  • Marketable skills for the 21st century
  • Critical thinking skills in written, oral and nonverbal communication
  • Enrichment of their personal, professional and public (citizenship) lives
  • Ethical communication practices
  • Understanding of specific sub-disciplines within Communication Studies
  • Abilities to effectively resolve communication challenges by applying theory and research
  • Foundations for graduate school and lifelong learning strategies

 Faculty foster students’ progress by:

  • Teaching and mentoring students through student-centered instruction
  • Coaching competitive academic teams
  • Sponsoring student clubs and organizations
  • Engaging in collaboration, research, and professional development
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