Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement
The Communication Department creates and fosters a diverse, Christian learning community dedicated to producing professionals of distinction committed to global service.

Vision Statement
Communicating for Community.

ACE Experience
Students are being offered an ACE experience: Academic, Christian, and Experience. This statement of expectations is compiled by the students of COMM480, Communicating for Community:

Academic
Students should expect a team of faculty and staff that provide you with a learning experience to transition your preparation for your chosen profession; such as internship opportunities, involvement in media ministries and serving local clients with service projects. Networking and building contacts in the working world is an important part of being successful. Teachers also encourage current knowledge of media technology to emphasize the consistent change in media. The students should also expect a curriculum that will help them achieve their academic and career goals. An academic advisor who is interactively interested in the well-being (academic and personal) of their students will mentor and provide adequate guidance to understand what they must do to fulfill their goals. Academic freedom means that research and understanding is confronting the world of knowledge with an idea of scholarship and consensus to promote personal growth as a communication professional.

Christian
The faculty and staff is intentional about the integration of a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist worldview into the classroom and the curriculum. These Christian principles help to develop spiritual growth, challenge beliefs, and create a solid foundation that will aid the student in their professional lives.

Experience
In accordance with the mission of the university, “Seek knowledge. Affirm faith. Change the world.” the Department of Communication facilitates practical experience in the classroom, in student clubs and in the Media Ministry program. Internships and practicums are valued as well as co-curricular opportunities, such as pre-production, production and post-production of media programs, serving local clients as PR students and application of theory and research to current communication events. A portfolio is the product of this journey and serves to evidence the marketability of each student. 

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