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Report for 2014-15

Kappa Alpha Tau has completed the annual chapter report for 2014-15. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2014-15

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Chang-Ok Choi

Chapter Vice President:

Emily Peterson

Name of Adviser:

Kendra Brandes

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 34, including 14 initiate members.

Kappa Alpha Tau held 7 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

August 20, 2014: General Planning for the Year (Executive Board Meeting)
September 3, 2014: Preparation for "What I Did Over Summer Vacation" program (Executive Board Meeting)
September 9, 2014: "What I Did Over Summer Vacation" (General Meeting)
October 1, 2014: Preparation for "Fright and Fredonia" event (Executive Board Meeting)
October 7, 2014: Preparation for "Fright and Fun on Fredonia" event, brainstorming and announcements for upcoming events (General Meeting)
November 12, 2014: Preparation for "Stocking Stuffers" event and "KONu is Thankful for You" (Executive Board Meeting)
November 18, 2014: Carrying "Stocking Stuffers" Event and "KONu is Thankful for You" (General Meeting)
January 21, 2015: Evaluated last semester events, General planning for Spring semester(Executive Board Meeting)
February 2, 2015: Planned "America Saves" event, brainstormed for future events (General Meeting)
February 25, 2015: Preparation for New Member Informational Meeting and America Saves event(Executive Board Meeting)
March 2, 2015: New Member Informational Meeting (General Meeting)
April 15, 2015: Preparation for Initiation(Executive Board Meeting)
April 19, 2015: Initiation
May 4, 2015: Elections (General Meeting)
May 6, 2015: Transitions meeting for incoming executive board (Executive Board Meeting)

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

Fright and 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 is Thankful for You: KONu members presented a new faculty member to the FCS department with a gift near Thanksgiving to show our appreciation for them and welcome to our department.
America Saves: Each major (Dietetics, Retail Merchandising, Hospitality & Leadership, etc.) developed an informational packet to hand out to the Bradley community. Informed faculty, staff, and students about ways to save money in each of the respective fields.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Current and new board members met on 5/6/2015 to discuss plans for next school year and conduct initial officer training. The group discussed tentative meeting plans, as well as established the Bullying Initiative for programming from the available national initiatives related to social responsibility.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 3
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 5
Procedures for election of officers: 4
Officer training plan: 2
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: 1

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

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 4
Yearly evaluation of programming: 5

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

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 4
Collaboration: 4