Mission, Vision & Goals

MissionAlan De Santis teaching in the classroom
The College of Communication and Information is dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in research, service, and education and training for undergraduate and graduate students in the multicultural, multiethnic global society of the information age. Our primary mission is to teach students how to communicate effectively, to obtain and evaluate information, to create, produce and disseminate effective communication messages, to make strategic use of knowledge, and to undertake research programs that contribute to the advancement of the Commonwealth and beyond. We seek to promote civic responsibility, service learning, and diversity.

The College of Communication and Information will be a national leader at the undergraduate and graduate levels among public research universities in the fields of Communication, Journalism, Information Communication Technology, Integrated Strategic Communications, Media Arts and Studies, and Library and Information Science.

Goal 1- establish the College as a leader in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Goal 2- prepare students for leading roles in an information-driven economy
Goal 3- promote research and creative activity that deepens and maximizes social, intellectual, and economic opportunities for all citizens
Goal 4- develop the human, physical and technological resources of the College to achieve the institution's Top 20 goals
Goal 5- promote excellence in inclusion and diversity across the College
Goal 6- improve the life of Kentuckians through engagement, outreach and service 

SACS Report
Download the SACS Draft Report (updated 9.14.12): PDF File