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Report for 2013-14

Nu Delta 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 & Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Beth Wilson

Chapter Vice President:

Hannah Blue

Name of Adviser:

Beth Wilson

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 30, including 14 initiate members.

Nu Delta held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

The required program selected was Prosperity.
September: Get Acquainted and Program Planning
October: Jackie Dedman, Head Start
November: Dee Ann Newell, Voices from the Children Left Behind (Incarcerated Parents and Their Children)
December: Service Project-Collecting books to donate to the local Head Start Lending Library program.
February: Dianne Williams, Chief Program Officer for Arkansas Food Bank
March: Bonnie Limbird, Social Work Program Manager for Kids First
April: Induction and speaker, Jessica Martin, Technical Assistant Specialist for Tips for Great Kids
April: Service Project-Collection of supplies for Hope Cottage, Domestic Violence Women’s Shelter
April: Officer Elections
May: Officer Training and Program Planning

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

During the fall semester, KON Nu Delta Chapter sponsored two campus programs featuring speakers who gave presentations on the role of Head Start and issues in meeting the needs of incarcerated parents and their children. Head Start was selected as a focus for the fall service project. A campus-wide drive for children’s books was conducted and books were donated to the Head Start Lending Library.
During the spring semester, KON Nu Delta Chapter sponsored three campus programs featuring speakers who gave presentations on childhood hunger in Arkansas and the work of the Arkansas Food Bank in addressing that need, the Kids First Program, and educational resources for parents-Tips for Great Kids. An induction ceremony was held, followed by a reception attended by students, parents and invited guest. The spring service project consisted of a drive for supplies and toiletry items that were donated to the Hope Cottage, Domestic Violence Women’s Shelter. The chapter met to elect new officers and the final meeting was new officer training and program planning for the coming year.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Program selection Health: Childhood Obesity
Planned Programs, speakers:
September: Get Acquainted Mixer
October: Speaker from "Love Your School" Program
November: Childhood Obesity Prevention Research-Speaker from UAMS
December: Service project: Fresh fruit and vegetables to Hope Cottage
February: Speaker from Midwest Dairy Council
March: Speaker from State Health Department: Obesity, Hunger and Eating Disorders, children at-risk OR speaker from State Department of Education regarding school programs
April: Induction Ceremony with speaker TBA
May: Officer Election, training and planning for 2015-2016

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 3
Procedures for election of officers: 4
Officer training plan: 4
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 4
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: 3

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

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 5
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 5
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 5

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

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

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 4