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Chapter Report 2016-17

Nu Alpha has completed the annual chapter report for 2016-17. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2016-17

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Child and Family Studies

Name of Administrator:

Chapter Vice President:

Isabella Gormanson

Name of Adviser:

Katrina Rivers Thompson

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 26, including 19 initiate members.

Nu Alpha held 9 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

1. 08-30-16: Our chapter hosted an poster expo on 09-04-16 for student to display what they had done for their internships over the summer. This meeting was to plan that event.This is also our chapter's 25th anniversary year, so we began discussing what we were going to do to celebrate that.
2. 09-13-16: Once a month, our chapter holds a program called a Dinner and Career where we ask a speaker in our field to come and talk about what they are doing. This meeting was to plan October's Dinner and Career where we had someone from Bluegrass Family Services. However, the Dinner and Career ended up getting pushed back into November.
3. 11-07-16: This meeting was to further plan the Dinner and Career that was supposed to happen in October. We also planned an event to make dog toys for the local animal shelter.
4. 01-12-17: Discussed the February Dinner and Career. Berea Alum, Tiffany Hurtt was scheduled to come and spoke about her work as a Head Start case worker. Began planning for initiation.
5. 02-15-17: Made final plans for Dinner and Career. Talked about possible speakers for March Dinner and Career.
6. 03-01-17: Planned March Dinner and Career. Julianna O'Brien from Christian Appalachian Project will be our speaker. We finished making dog toys out of old clothes that we collected. We are planning to take them to the local dog shelter within the month.
7. 03-28-17: Planned initiation and how we are going to conduct officer elections
8. 04-18-17: This was the first meeting after initiation. We conducted officer elections and the election results were announced.

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

Dinner and Careers: someone in the Child and Family Studies field is invited to speak to our students in order to give them an idea of a potential career.
This year we committed to completing 25 days of service. This was done corporately through participating in campus events and on an individual basis.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Nu Alpha will host a internship expo event for all summer 2017 Child and Family Studies interns to present on their internship experiences. This event will be attended by faculty, other CFS students, and the rest of campus. Over the course of the upcoming academic year, we plan to host 6 Dinner and Career events three during each semester. Our chapter will continue to focus on service to the community. Our substantial growth will allow us to do more as a chapter and become more involved in the campus community.

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: 4
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: 2

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

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: 5
Yearly evaluation of programming: 5

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 5
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 4

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 4
Collaboration: 5