Mission Statement

Mission Statement

(Revised: May 2, 2017)

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at the University of Louisville has administrative and academic roots in both the School of Medicine and the School of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (S.I.G.S.).  As a “first professional degree” program, the AuD program has reason to honor the mission statements of both Schools.  Additionally, all degree programs are obliged to align their missions with the overarching mission of the University.

The Mission of the University of Louisville: The University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through

1)    teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars,

2)    practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity, and

3)    providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities.

The University is committed to achieving preeminence as a nationally recognized metropolitan research university.

The Mission of the University of Louisville School of Medicine: The University of Louisville Department of Medicine faculty will develop an educational environment that is conducive to active learning on the part of its students, residents, and fellows. Its faculty is committed to conducting innovative basic and clinical research and to provide high quality medical treatment for the patients entrusted to its care.

The Mission of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS): To advocate and provide support for graduate education, graduate students, and interdisciplinary programs, and to promote the advancement of knowledge through the teaching and training of post-baccalaureate students. By fostering the spirit of inquiry and research in the members of its faculties, it not only strengthens undergraduate instruction but also advances knowledge. Through its graduate courses, it furnishes advanced preparation for those who are planning to become investigators or teachers in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. It also partners with the academic units to support graduate students, financially and professionally, and help those units recruit, retain, and prepare students for successful careers.

The Mission of the University of Louisville Program in Audiology: To be a vital component in the University of Louisville's quest to become a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university and to excel in the education of audiologists for careers in teaching, research, patient care and community service. To achieve this mission, the Program in Audiology will continually seek improvement and excellence within the four pillars of Education, Clinical Care, Research, and Community Engagement.  We will:

  • Provide the highest quality professional education for our students on the academic and clinical foundations of audiology in a way that conforms to the national standards and promotes critical thinking
  • Deliver evidence based patient-centered care in all aspects of audiology practice,
  • Conduct clinical research that contributes to improved patient outcomes and includes dissemination of findings to the national and international professional community, and engage in the community via partnerships and collaborations.