What we believe
- Excellence in craft improves professions and communities.
- Communication is a skill necessary to people and society; understanding the nature of communication prepares graduates to participate on a high level in community affairs.
- Curious, open-minded professionals utilize a broad education, sound principles, reason and human empathy to make good decisions
- Professions and communities desperately need citizens and practitioners who understand the connectedness of society and place the well-being of others before personal achievement.
- Those with less power in society need advocates for change.
- Free-speech, open inquiry, and a responsible, unfettered press require strong guardians willing to shoulder democratic responsibility.
- The history and cannon of a profession inform practitioners and scholars and provide solid grounding for innovation and creation.
- Awareness of the nature of communication and the symbolic environment -- its potential effects on people, culture, political entities, and global societies -- is essential knowledge for modern citizens, scholars, journalists and other communication practitioners.
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