The primary goal of the School of Audiology is to graduate well-rounded and highly competent 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 audiologic scope of practice through a combination of rigorous, theoretical didactic education and outstanding applied experiential education. Additionally, attention is given to providing a solid grounding in interprofessional competence and collaboration, evidence-based practice, professional and ethical behavior, 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.
School of Audiology Awarded Candidacy by CAA
We are pleased to announce that the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology has voted to award candidacy to Pacific University's doctor of audiology program for a period of five years beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017. The CAA indicated that there are no concerns identified for follow-up.
- August 2012, OregonLive: "Pacific University's School of Audiology closes in on inaugural school year"
- May 2012, Forest Grove News Times: "Pacific hearing center modeled on eye clinic"
- May 2012, Pacific University: "School of Audiology seeks public input at hearing set for May 31"
- April 2012, The Hearing Journal: "Is the Road to an AuD Worth the Trip?"
- April 2012, Hearing Review: "'Audiologist' Named Again in the Top 10 Best Jobs List for 2012"
- September 2011, Oregonlive.com: "Victoria Keetay to direct Pacific University's new School of Audiology"