Organizational Communication Mission and Purpose Statement
Department of Organizational Communication Mission
To develop student competence in the application and synthesis of those communication
processes, theories and skills that enable individuals and groups to organize effectively
in an increasingly complex and global society.
Our Program Goals
To prepare our undergraduate students for the roles described in our mission, we must
assure their mastery of:
- Collaborative communication strategies
- Presentation skills
- Critical thinking
To prepare our graduate students for the roles described in our mission, we must assure
they are able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the discipline.
- Distinguish research methodologies and choose appropriate tools in solving organizational
- Demonstrate effective communication practices in organizational settings.
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business Mission Statement
The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business (AJB-CoB) prepares students for careers in the dynamic environments of business, information
technology, public and private organizations, and mass communications. With a domestic
student population drawn primarily from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, and
Illinois; and a substantial international student population; the AJB-CoB strives for excellence by:
Engaging students in the acquisition of fundamental knowledge; mastery of professional skills
(including oral and written communication, problem solving and critical thinking);
and the application of knowledge and skills to emerging issues, technologies, and
professional practices in a student-centered learning environment.
Providing students with quality undergraduate and master’s degree programs embodied in relevant curricula and innovative learning environments.
Encouraging students in intellectual and social development by providing a high degree
of student and faculty interaction both inside and outside the classroom, cultivating
leadership, and developing an appreciation for ethical issues and diversity in the
global market place.
Providing students with global perspectives in the classroom, while also encouraging
both students and faculty to pursue opportunities for international travel and learning.
Developing and encouraging academic outreach, collaborative relationships with alumni,
business and industry, public schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations,
as well as colleges and universities at home and abroad.
Supporting a faculty commitment to quality teaching, service and continuous improvement that is enhanced by a 50% to 65% focus
on Discipline Based Scholarship (DBS), with secondary emphasis on both Contributions
to Practice (CP) and Learning and Pedagogical Scholarship (LPS).
Learn more about the mission, vision and goals of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College