Mission and Philosophy
University of Evansville Mission
A Mission of Learning: The University of Evansville is dedicated to active learning and scholarship. We are committed to the liberal arts and sciences as a basis for intellectual and personal growth. The University endeavors to prepare women and men for lives of personal and professional service and leadership. The University is aware of the challenges of living in an international community and therefore adopts a global view in its programs and its vision.
The University of Evansville preserves its independent nature and values its ties to the United Methodist Church. It emphasizes undergraduate education and supports an array of liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. The University selects talented and motivated students and faculty. The student-faculty ratio promotes individual attention and optimal learning. The University values learning as a means of attaining freedom from ignorance and prejudice. Because education is a lifelong process of critical inquiry, the University commits resources to continuing education programs in the greater community.
College of Education and Health Sciences Mission
The mission of the College of Education and Health Sciences is integrated with that of the University in preparing students to become self-directed, lifelong learners with a strong sense of social and civic responsibility. To accomplish this mission, the College of Education and Health Sciences seeks to promote student intellectual, personal, social and career development through a supportive and challenging academic environment that encourages critical thinking, ethical behavior, and the ability to analyze and independently solve problems. As a college, we will continue our tradition of excellence in preparing competent and caring service-oriented professionals and enhancing the University of Evansville's national recognition as a prestigious independent, comprehensive, church-related university.
Department of Physician Assistant Science Mission
The University of Evansville Physician Assistant Program mission is to educate well-rounded, empathetic, competent physician assistants who possess an understanding and appreciation of civic engagement, life-long learning and are leaders of change within their communities.
Philosophy of the Physician Assistant Program
The PA curriculum promotes the values and educational outcomes of the University as well as the expectations of the PA profession. The program emphasizes didactic and clinical experiences that model and reinforce professional excellence. These experiences are designed to highlight the traditional physician-physician assistant relationship, but also to work collaboratively in interprofessional patient centered teams in the provision of health care services. Students are exposed to the population’s need for primary health care and are equipped to provide medical care to culturally diverse groups. In order to prepare graduates to be competent and effective practitioners, the curriculum stresses the importance of making decisions based on the current best evidence and of a professional’s commitment to lifelong learning.
The faculty is committed to student success and utilize a student-centered active learning approach to assist students in their mastery of content. Faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, clinical practice, service and scholarship thus advancing the physician assistant profession.