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2012-13 annual report

Kappa Alpha Tau has completed the annual chapter report for 2012-13. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2012-13

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Chang-Ok Choi

Chapter Vice President:

Samantha Lynn

Name of Adviser:

Kendra Brandes

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 31, including 14 initiate members.

Kappa Alpha Tau held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

Board Meetings:
May 2, 2012 - Planning meeting for the coming year
August 22, 2012 - Officer training and planning - Social Responsibility
September 10, 2012 - Officer training and planning for first general meeting
October 28, 2012 - event planning - Social Responsibility - fighting hunger
November 6, 2012 – plans for general meeting
February 15, 2013 - meeting & event planning
March 1, 2013 - plans for initiation
March 8, 2013 - plans for initiation
April 12, 2012 - plans for general meeting & end of year
April 24, 2012 – planning meeting for end of year
May 8, 2013 - meeting of outgoing & incoming board members, initial officer training

General Chapter Meetings:
August 30, 2012 - "Welcome Back" meeting for entire FCS department.
September 20, 2012 - Chapter meeting for project planning – activities related to Social Responsibility
October 29, 2012 - Meeting and activity planning for food drive & community event
November 29, 2012 – End of year party and event to create holiday cards for the Red Cross
March 10, 2013 – Initiation and Award ceremony
February 21, 2013 – General meeting & welcome to potential new members
April 4, 2013 – General meeting and elections
May 8, 2013 – Meeting & Tacos on Study Day event

2. Campus or community projects, activities, or events:

Welcome Back Meeting: entire FCS Department is invited to the first general meeting. Students representing each major within the department give a three minute presentation of summer activities that reflect opportunities for study abroad, internships, and other work experiences. A question and answer session followed. This type of presentation is helpful information for all students, but especially for new freshmen who need to know the scope of opportunity in their department.

“KONu Appreciates You” – Over the course of the year, members selected four individuals from university staff and faculty to recognize. A framed certificate and small gift was presented to each individual by a group of KONu members.

Activities to Fight Childhood Obesity –
Initial activities included planning and small grant writing to generate funding to bring Jill Jayne and the Jump with Jill program to campus. Based upon the progress of fund raising, the program has been scheduled for the next academic year.

Based upon ideas generated at Conclave, current activities shifted to Social Responsibility through fighting hunger. Activities included Canning for Candy. Members collected candy (based upon a Halloween theme) and presented a piece of candy to anyone donating food items for the local food bank. October 29th through October 31st. Boxes of food were delivered to the local food distribution centers.

Activities with other university groups. - “Freight of Fredonia”. A campus event for community children & families. Members staffed a KONu table during Halloween activities to participate in activities on October 29th.
Holiday Cards for the Red Cross. During this general meeting & holiday party, members created holiday cards for distribution by the Red Cross. Cards were delivered to the local Red Cross office.

Initiation Ceremony – March 10th, 2013 – Initiation of new members and awarding of honor cords and service medallions. This Sunday evening event brought family members to campus to participate in the ceremony.

“Tacos on Study Day”, Members hosted a “taco bar” on the campus quad from noon to 2:00 p.m. for members and “campus guests”

3. Tentative plans for next year

Tentative plans include a focus on Social Responsibility. Planning for the new year will occur before the beginning of classes in August. Discussion included partnering with other student groups, including "The Body Project" which promotes programming on positive self image.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks

Participation in institutional training for student groups: 3
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 4
Procedures for election of officers: 4
Officer training plan: 3
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 5
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 4
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 3
Participation in national conference: 5

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 4
Activities respond to shared goals: 3
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 3
Effective leadership: 3
Social Responsibility: 3
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 4

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 3
Yearly evaluation of programming: 3