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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
Neumann University
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Accreditations, Status of Programs, and Memberships


Neumann University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; Telephone: 267-284-5000, Fax: 215-662-5501; or http://www.msche.org.

The baccalaureate Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; the Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education Program as well as the Secondary Teacher Certification programs in Biology, English, General Science, and Social Studies are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Accounting, Business Administration, Computer and Information Management, International Business, and Marketing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The undergraduate program in Sport and Entertainment Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The graduate programs in Education, Nursing, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Physical Therapy, Sport and Entertainment Management, and Strategic Leadership are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Pastoral Care and Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and is approved as a CEU provided by the National Board of Certified Counselors. The Physical Therapy Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  The Sport Management degree programs at Neumann University have received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Education (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The Sport Management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management and Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management.

Neumann University is a member of the SouthEastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE). SEPCHE is a consortium of eight independent higher education institutions in the Greater Philadelphia region which engage in a collaborative approach to the challenges of higher education and work together to promote quality and efficiency of academic programming, student access, faculty development, institutional operations, and community outreach, through sharing a range of activities, services, technology, and information. Other members of SEPCHE are: Arcadia University, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Gwynedd-Mercy University, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, and Rosemont College. More information about SEPCHE can be found at http://www.sepche.org.

Neumann University has memberships in the following organizations:

PRESIDENT’S UNIT
  • African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities (ACCU)
  • Association of Franciscan Colleges & Universities (AFCU)
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges (AGB)
  • Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of PA (AICUP)
  • Catholic Athletic Conference (CAC)
  • Chester Higher Education Council
  • The College Board
  • The Conference Board
  • Consorcio Interamericano De Educacion Superior (CIDES)-see also InterAmerican Consortium)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • The Council for Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
  • Delaware County Women’s Commission
  • Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC)
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber (Delaware County Foundation)
  • Franciscan Action Network (FAN)
  • Franciscan Federation
  • Friends of Delaware County
  • Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA)
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • InterAmerican Consortium-see CIDES
  • International Association of University Presidents-North American Council (IAUP)
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Irish American Business Chamber & Network (IABCN)
  • Legatus
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSA/CSS)
  • Middletown Township Business and Professional Association
  • National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education (NAWCHE)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)
  • National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
  • PA Campus Compact (PACC)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Universities (PACU)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE)-founding member
  • The Springhaven Club
  • Union League
 Information Technology & Resources
  • ACUTA - Association for Information Communication Technology Professionals in Higher Education
  • EDUCAUSE (see previous listing)
Institutional Research
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Catholic Higher Education Resource Cooperative (CHERC)
  • Northeastern Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR)
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS UNIT
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • Neumann Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma the National Catholic Honor Society (DES)
 Arts & Sciences Division  Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Association of Departments of English (ADE)
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
  • Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
  • Broadcast Pioneers
  • College Media Advisers (CMA)
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • Lamda Pi Eta, National Honors Society for CMA Psi Phi Chapter
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Council of Writing Program Administrators (NCWPA)
  • Northeast Association of Advisors of Health Professions (NEAAHP)
  • Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC)
  • Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Educators (NACJE)
  • Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Society (ODK)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators (PACJE)
  • Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA)
  • Philadelphia Writing Program Administrators (PWPA)
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
  • Theatre Communications Group (TCG) 
Business and Information Management Division
  •  Association of Collegiate Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)
  • Delta Mu Delta Honor Society-Kappa Sigma Chapter
  • Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA)
  • Midlantic Business Alliance (MBA) -formerly Small Business Assoc. of Dela.Valley)
  • Pennsylvania Institute for Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) 
Continuing Adult and Professional Studies Division
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society (ASL)
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
  • Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP)
  • Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • Greater Philadelphia Alliance of Colleges and Universities (GPACU)
  • International Leadership Association (ILA)
  • Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU) -Regis University
  • Pennsylvania Association for Adult & Continuing Education (PAACE
Education and Human Services Division
  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
  • Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Association of Catholic Leadership Programs (ACLP)
  • Child Care Providers Network (CCPN)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Teacher Educators (PACTE)
  • Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA)
 Nursing and Health Sciences Division
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Educators (CAATE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association (PHENSA)
  • Philadelphia Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education (PCACCE)
  • Regional Nursing Centers Consortium (RNCC)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Tau, Chapter-at-Large
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Deans and Directors Alliance (SEPDDA)
Academic Advising Center
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
Academic Resources Center (ARC)
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
  • National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Developmental Education (PADE)
  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
Career Development
  • American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE)
  • Cooperative Education and Internship Association, Inc. (CEIA,Inc.)
  • Delaware Valley Career Planners (DVCP)
  • Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC)
  • Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers (EACE)
  • National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (Penn-ACE)
  • Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)
  • Philly Ad Club
     
Library
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Catholic Library Association (CLA)
  • LYRASIS
  • On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC)
  • Pennsylvania Library Association (PLA)
  • Tri-State College Library Consortium (TCLC)
Registrar
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO)- shared with Admissions
  • Delaware Valley Registrars Association (DVRA)
  • Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars & Officers of Admissions (MSACROA)-shared with Admissions
Enrollment Management
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO)-shared with Registrar
  • American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)
  • Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (EPA-NAGAP)
  • PhillyColleges.org (formerly GPACU)
  • Middle States Association of College Registrars & Officers of Admissions (MSACROA)-shared with Registrar
  • National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)
  • National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Philadelphia Area Educators Network (NAFSA-PAIEN)
  • National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP)
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • National Catholic College Admissions Association (NCCAA)
  • New Jersey Association of College & Admissions Counselors (NJACAC)
  • Overseas Association of College Admission Counseling (OACAC)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO)
  • Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors (PACAC)-formerly PSSCAC
  • Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA)
  • Philadelphia Association of Catholic Colleges (PHACC) 
Student Affairs
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges & Universities (ASACCU)
  • National Association of Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Athletics
  • Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC)
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
  • National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD)
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
  • National College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA)
  • National Collegiate Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
  • Pennsylvania Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (PIRSA)
Counseling
  • American University College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)
  • Amethyst College Drug and Alcohol Consortium (ACDAC)
  • Delaware Valley Counseling Center Association (DVCCA)
  • Network of Colleges for Prevention of Drug/Alcohol Abuse (NCPD/AA)
  • Small College Counseling Center Association (SCCCA)
Health
  • American College Health Association (ACHA)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania College Health Nurse Association (SPHNA)
     
Residence Life
  • Association of College & University Housing Officers International (ACUHO)
Retention
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
  • Higher Education Research Association: Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Student Activities
  • Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA)
  • National Association of Campus Activities (NACA)
     
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION UNIT
  • American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS)
  • Campus Security Directors Association of the Delaware Valley (CSDADV)
  • Catholic Purchasing Services (CPS)
  • Connect 2 One Buying Group
  • Cooperative Sourcing to Achieve Reductions in Spending (COSTARS)
  • Eastern Association of College & University Business Officers (EACUBO)
  • E&I Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing
  • Hospital Fire Marshals Association (HFMA)
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, Inc. (LVAIC)
  • Middle Atlantic College Store Association (MACS)
  • National Association of College Stores
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Northeast College and University Security Association (NECUSA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • PA Education Joint Purchasing Council
  • US Communities Government Purchasing Alliance
  • Used Textbook Association
     
GENERAL COUNSEL UNIT
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • National Association of College & University Attorneys (NACUA)
HUMAN RESOURCES UNIT
  • Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE)
  • College and University Professional Association (CUPA-HR)
  • The Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC/TEP)
  • Delaware County Human Resources Association (DCHRA)
  • Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officers Association (PAISBOA)
  • Philadelphia Area Independent School Insurance Group (PAISIG)
  • Rotary Club of Wilmington Delaware
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE)
  • The Tuition Exchange Program (TE)
  • University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA)
  • Association of Title IX Administrators (atIXa)
     
INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT & COLLEGE RELATIONS UNIT
  • Association of Fund-Raising Professionals (AFP)
  • Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA)
  • Aston Business Association
  • Alumni Career Services Network (ACSN)
  • Chester County Chamber of Commerce
  • College & University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania (CUPRAP)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
  • Delaware County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCCVB)
  • Delaware County Historical Society
  • Delaware County Press Club (DCPC)
  • Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB)
  • Philadelphia Press Club
  • Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce

MISSION & MINISTRY UNIT
  • Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA)
  • Franciscan Action Network (FAN)
  • Franciscans International
  • National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NAPM)
  • Network
  • The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)
  • Philadelphia Area Coalition for Responsible Investment (PACRI)