Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: March 27, 2023
Date of Second Reading: April 24, 2023
Title of Motion: Request from College of Health Solutions – for the disestablishment of a graduate degree – AuD in Audiology
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The program has traditionally been small with an average class size of 15-17 students. However, enrollment has declined recently, going from a cohort of 17 students admitted in 2019, to 12 students in 2020 and only 9 students in 2021. National changes may also alter the future of the profession, such as the impact of FDA approved over-the-counter hearing aids on clinical revenue streams and scope of practice for Audiologists. This, coupled with the expense and time required for a terminal doctoral degree, has caused matriculation into Audiology programs to decline across the U.S. with many programs closing.