School of Audiology | About Us

The School of Audiology offers an accelerated three-year professional curriculum leading to a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree.

The mission of the School of Audiology is uncompromising: to graduate audiologists who are clinically outstanding, committed to lifelong learning, and prepared for professional and community engagement and leadership throughout their professional careers.

Aiming for Excellence

The primary goal of the School of Audiology is to graduate outstanding audiologists, ready to assume autonomous professional responsibilities in a variety of practice settings, including private practices, medical centers and clinics, and other diverse settings.

To achieve this goal, the faculty members strive to offer a curriculum that prepares students across the audiology scope of practice through a combination of rigorous, didactic courses and critical clinical experiences that work together to integrate comprehensive knowledge and skills. The curriculum is further enhanced with a rich framework of collegial inter professional collaboration, evidence driven practice, highly professional and ethical behavior, and a team-based learning environment that supports critical thinking and professional communication.

As a school, we are committed to fostering among our students a spirit of life-long professional learning, a commitment to service, and a desire to contribute to the advancement of the profession. Further, as part of our mission, we are also committed to developing healthcare programs that serve underserved communities and improve the lives of those in our region.

Strategic Plan

The School of Audiology faculty and staff have been actively developing a strategic plan to guide the school’s growth.  Our mission, vision, and core themes and values are provided here along with a summary of our goals.  For more information, see the School of Audiology’s strategic plan document. (PDF link at end of page)

Mission

The School of Audiology’s central mission is to prepare Doctors of Audiology in an innovative educational environment who are clinically outstanding, committed to life-long learning, and leaders in their community and profession. 

Vision

The School of Audiology’s compelling vision is to continually create and advance new standards in audiology  education that answer a global need for compassionate and exceptional audiologic care, thereby improving the quality of life for individuals and communities throughout the world.

Core Themes and Values

The School of Audiology is committed to core themes of discovery, excellence, inclusion, caring, and integrity. Those five essential themes help define our fundamental values of exploration and innovation, education and leadership, collaboration and community, compassion and advocacy, and transparency and accountability.

Goals

The School of Audiology remains focused on the primary goal of delivering a doctoral audiology program of excellence, which includes developing the school’s on-site clinic into a thriving audiology clinic that supports the clinical education of our students. Additional goals are being developed in the following nine areas: research doctorate program, specialty clinics, interprofessional education/practice activities, research/grant opportunities, community partnerships, integration of clinic/lab/didactic curricula, student mentorship, preceptor development, and outreach/service programs.

Equitable Treatment for All

The School of Audiology, along with the entire Pacific University community, is committed to providing equitable treatment for all — students, faculty, staff, patients, colleagues, community members, visitors, and all other constituents and guests. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to share the university’s non-discrimination policy:

Pacific University - Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, 503-352-2215.