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 raison d’être of the University.
The Mission of the University of Louisville, “The University of Louisville shall be a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university with a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse communities and citizens through the pursuit of excellence in five interrelated strategic areas: (1) Educational Experience, (2) Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activity, (3) Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Communication, (4) Partnerships and Collaborations, and (5) Institutional Effectiveness of Programs and Services.”
The Mission of the School of Medicine is “to be a vital component in the University’s quest to become a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university, to excel in the education of physicians and scientists for careers in teaching, research, patient care and community service, and to bring fundamental discoveries of our basic and clinical scientists to the bedside.”
The Mission of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies is “to cultivate and promote excellence in graduate studies through research and teaching in an environment of cultural and intellectual diversity.”
The mission of the University of Louisville Program in Audiology is 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: 1) 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, 2) deliver evidence based patient-centered care in all aspects of audiology practice, 3) conduct clinical research that contributes to improved patient outcomes and includes dissemination of findings to the national and international professional community, and 4) engage in the community via partnerships and collaborations.