About Neumont University
Student Learning Goals
- Provide students the opportunity to develop the necessary technical, business, and collaboration skills, knowledge; and experience to enter the workplace as productive, competent professionals in their field.
- Provide a learning environment where students are immersed in daily application of relevant principles and practices.
- Foster strong relationships with leading companies and professionals in the computer science field to situate student learning in the context of authentic problems faced by the technology industry.
- Create opportunities for students to develop effective collaboration and interpersonal communication skills that transfer to building successful relationships and teams in the workplace.
- Improve student learning by innovating and applying the best practices in the areas of project-based learning, problem-based learning, competency-based assessment, and teaching effectiveness during all stages of learning.
- Encourage creativity and individual expression by providing rich project experiences that mirror the target employment environment.
- Build a bridge between students and employers by engaging in community and global projects.
- Assess the development and progress of instruction to improve the student learning experience.
Student Affairs Goals
- Help students adapt to an intensive, accelerated, project-based learning environment that is significantly different from a traditional educational environment. Reward those students who demonstrate self-discipline, motivation, and academic achievement.
- Create a student life environment that fosters leadership development, accountability, professional work standards, and ethical decision-making.
- Provide a living environment conducive to academic success, at a reasonable price, with activities conducive to the personal and social growth of residents.
- Enable individual success through academic and non-academic advising, referrals to community resources, student life programming, and educational accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
- Care for the holistic needs of students.
- Help students make appropriate class registration choices to further their academic development.
History, Legal Control, and Governance
Neumont University is operated by Neumont University, LLC. Neumont University, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Neumont Holding Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company whose principal offices are located at 143 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. Neumont Holding Company, LLC officers include Edward H. Levine, President. Neumont University introduced its Computer Science program at its Utah campus in January 2004.
Neumont University is a post-secondary institution accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Software & Game Development, Web Design & Development, and Business Technology Operations Management; and Master of Science in Computer Science degrees. The ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; and may be contacted via www.acics.org or by phone at: (202) 336-6780.
Definitions of Academic Credit and Credit Hour
Neumont University awards credits using the quarter credit system as defined by ACICS, its accrediting body and approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
The number of credit hours awarded for a Neumont course is determined by the types and lengths of activities that occur within that course: classroom lecture and direct instruction activities, outside study, reading and other assignments, laboratory or project work, in some cases, practicum or externship experience at an actual industry partner site. Ten hours of classroom lecture or direct instruction activities accompanied by 20 hours of homework are the equivalent of one credit hour. Twenty hours of laboratory or project work equals one credit hour, and thirty hours of practicum experience are the equivalent of one credit hour.
As examples of this credit hour formula, a 4 credit hour course at Neumont normally contains 32+ hours of classroom lecture and direct instruction, approximately 64 hours of outside study work, and 16 hours of laboratory or project work; a 3 credit hour course normally contains 24+ hours of classroom lecture and direct instruction, approximately 48 hours of outside study work and 12 hours of laboratory or project work. The majority of courses at Neumont contain 48 (4 credit hours) or 36 (3 credit hours) contact hours between the instructor and students. An externship or practicum course is typically a 6.5 credit hour course requiring 2+ hours of lecture and direct instruction plus 190 hours of student work with an approved Neumont University Enterprise Partner.
Licensure and Approvals
Neumont University is registered under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code). This registration does not mean that the state of Utah supervises, recommends, or accredits the institution. Questions about the registration of this institution should be directed to: Utah Division of Consumer Protection, Heber Wells Building, Second Floor, 160 East 300 South, SM Box 146705, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6704. (801) 530-6601.
Neumont University (Campus and Corporate office)
143 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Student Complaints and Grievances
Generally, complaints should be directed to the Office of Student Affairs. If the Office of Student Affairs is not able to address the student’s complaint, the student may seek additional assistance from the following:
Academic concerns: Office of Academic Operations
Operational issues or concerns: Office of the President
If a student feels that the University has not adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Council at 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, (202) 336-6780. Students may also contact the Utah State Commission on Post-secondary Education at the Heber Wells Building, Second Floor, 160 East 300 South, SM Box 146705, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704, (801) 530-6601.
Students will NOT be subject to unfair actions as a result of initiating a complaint.
Neumont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability, in its employment practices or the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other University administered programs and activities.
Neumont University complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, protects qualified applicants, students, and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment on the basis of disability. The law also requires that covered entities provide qualified applicants, students, and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship.