This article presents the response of a subcommittee of the National Communication Association to a report of the Task Force on Advancing the Discipline concerning small undergraduate college departments. It is essential that departments figure out what the institutional mission is and be very clear on the department mission. Units must come to a clear understanding of the true institutional mission and develop the unit mission accordingly. The subcommittee has identified areas of concern that derive from the task force document and it has stated positions which are intended to alert or inform the small undergraduate college program of pitfalls or strategies to be considered.
MacDoniels, J. W. (1999). Report of the sub-committee on advancing the discipline in the small undergraduate college department. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 28(3), 145–150.