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Annual Report 2013-14

Kappa Alpha Tau has completed the annual chapter report for 2013-14. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2013-14

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Chang-Ok Choi

Chapter Vice President:

Kelsey Mayginnes

Name of Adviser:

Kendra Brandes

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 38, including 15 initiate members.

Kappa Alpha Tau held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

11 Board meetings (all planning matters): 8/29, 9/10, 9/17, 10/8, 11/12, 2/6, 2/19, 3/5, 3/27, 5/7, 5/14

8 General chapter meetings:
9/3 (FCS department-wide meeting; sharing professional summer experience across majors)
9/20 (Pizza and planning of the semester with general membership)
10/24 (Planning for Obesity Initiative Project related to Halloween)
10/28 (Final preparation for the obesity project related to Halloween)
11/12 (Fall Initiation and organizing details of remaining fall activities)
2/20 (Informational meeting for new initiates)
3/30 (Spring Initiation)
5/1 (Elections for Officers of 2014-2015 board

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

Obesity Initiative Project related to Halloween (Fright & Fun on Fredonia): An event to teach children about eating nutritious snacks instead of candy for Halloween; part of a campus-wide event for local children to have a safe place to trick-or-treat.

Stocking Stuffers: A campus-wide service project designed to collect needed items for a local K-8 school. Items included clothing and toiletries, distributed by teachers to students as needed.

KONu Welcomes You: KONu members presented faculty and staff members new to the FCS department with a welcome gift and certificate of appreciation. This was an idea from Conclave 2012 that has been incorporated into our program.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Current and new board members met on 5/7 to discuss plans for next school year and conduct initial officer training. The group discussed tentative plans and meetings, as well as established a financial focus for programming from the available national initiatives related to social responsibility. Two new board members are heading to ScholarCon this summer, so major planning will occur upon their return.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 4
Procedures for election of officers: 5
Officer training plan: 2
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 5
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 3
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 3
Participation in national conference: 4

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 4
Activities respond to shared goals: 3
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 5
Effective leadership: 3
Social Responsibility: 5
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 3

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 4
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 4
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 4

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

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 3
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 4

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 4
Collaboration: 4