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Annual Report 2012-13

Kappa Delta Omicron 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:

Child Development

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Deborah Tippett

Chapter Vice President:

Ashley Branch

Name of Adviser:

Dr. Deborah Tippett

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 79, including 40 initiate members.

Kappa Delta Omicron held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

• August 9 – 12, 2012 – President Kathlyn Miller and Adviser Dr. Tippett attended conclave to represent their chapter Kappa Delta Omicron.

• September 7, 2012 – There was a Human Environmental Sciences Organization kickoff at the beginning of the year. Freshman and other potential majors could come and meet officers in each of the clubs in Human Environmental Sciences. All of our officers were present for this event and it was great for networking. We encouraged students to aspire to membership in KON.

• September 1, 2012– Second officer meeting of the year. Jump with Jill activities were discussed as were other plans for the year.

• October 1, 2012 – First meeting of the year open to all members. President Kathlyn Miller presented on Conclave and goals of KON, both long term and short term in the chapter and entire organization. Research was discussed and encouraged among the members present.

• November 15, 2012 – Organization pictures were held this day. Members came out to take pictures for the yearbook.

• January 8, 2013 – KON information meeting was held for all accepted members who were to be inducted in March. President Kathlyn Miller and Vice President Ashley Branch were both in charge of presenting. Students were told about the mission of KON, about conclave, the benefits of membership, and the importance of research. Students were encouraged to submit research.

• January 26, 2013 – KON officers had a meeting to discuss roles in inductions. Jobs were determined.

• March 11, 2013 – KON Inductions Practice. Practice was held in Jones Chapel for students to be inducted that Thursday. Students were walked through the process.

• March 14, 2013 – KON Inductions. The induction ceremony was held with a reception following. Forty new members were inducted. All seniors were presented with honor cords. There were over 200 guests at the inductions, including faculty, staff, families, and friends.

• April 16, 2013 – Meredith College’s Celebrating Student Achievement Day - Many KON members presented their research at Celebrating Student Achievement Day. The students who presented were:
o Sarah Nadia Azam
o Cori Jean Spade
o Kelly Griffin
o Bani Taunque

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

The biggest project that we are working on in our chapter at this time is bringing Jump with Jill to our campus. Every spring we have an event called Little Friends Weekend where children come and stay in the dorms with their older college friend/relative. We think it would be great to collaborate with organizations in Education, Child Development, Exercise and Spots Science, and Nutrition to bring Jump with Jill to campus. We called about bringing her this year, but her fee exceeded our ability to fund alone. We asked other organizations, but they wanted more information first, so what we decided we needed to introduce the idea first. We got a grant and a video to perform a small Jump with Jill activity so that other organizations can really see what it is before they commit. We plan to do activity with “Rock Your Taste Buds” next fall and collaborate with other organizations on campus to seek funding for Jill to come to campus.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Next year we would really like to get other organizations interested in Jump with Jill because we think it would be a great program and experience for both the children during little friends’ weekend and all of our relevant majors. If we can’t bring her here next year, we would at least like to get interest up and see what happens and get a feel for everyone’s thoughts on the subject. This is our biggest goal as of now. We would also like to encourage research submissions as we know several of our students have done and presented research as Celebrating Student Achievement Day. We will also encourage our members to submit research articles to the KON Undergraduate research journal and to Conclave/Scholarcon in the summer of 2014.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks

Participation in institutional training for student groups: 5
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 4
Procedures for election of officers: 4
Officer training plan: 5
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: 4
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: 4
Effective leadership: 4
Social Responsibility: 4
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 3

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