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Chapter Report 2014-15

Nu Delta 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:

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Beth Wilson

Chapter Vice President:

Grace Crall

Name of Adviser:

Beth Wilson

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 50, including 28 initiate members.

Nu Delta held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

The Required Program selected was Health: Childhood Obesity
September: Get Acquainted Mixer
September: Program Planning/Officer Training
October: Becky Lamb, Arkansas Department of Health, Eating Disorders
November: Dr. Beth Wilson, "Dining In" AAFCS Initiative
December: Service Project-Collection of funds which were used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for the Domestic Violence Women & Children Shelter
February: Josh Fendley, The People Tree, Promoting Health & Wellness Projects
March: Charlotte Davis, Searcy School District Food Service Manager/ Teaching Healthy Eating Habits
April: Service Project: Bison's for Christ, completed yard work for local senior citizen center.
April: Kaitlin Plachy, Honors Capstone Research Project Presentation
April: Officer Elections 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 eating disorders and the AAFCS "Dining In" Initiative. A campus wide coin drive was conducted for the fall service project and all funds raised were used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for the local Domestic Violence Women and Children's Shelter. During the spring semester, three campus programs were sponsored on The People Tree, Teaching Healthy Eating Habits and a Capstone Research Project. An induction ceremony was held, followed by a reception attended by students, faculty, parents and invited guests. The spring service project was in conjunction with a university day of service. KON members joined with other student groups to complete yard work for the local senior citizen center. The chapter met to elect new officers and begin program planning for the upcoming year.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Program Selection: Bullying Initiative
September: Officer Training and Program Planning
September: Get Acquainted Mixer
October: Speaker from Love Your School Program
November: School Counselor/Issues with Bullying
December: Service Project-work with disadvantaged students through the Rock Mentoring Program
February: Speaker from the Cooperative Extension Service
March: Speaker from the Arkansas Crisis Center
April: Induction Ceremony with speaker TBA
May: Officer Election and Program Planning for 2016-17

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: 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: 0

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: 5
Social Responsibility: 4
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 4

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 5
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: 4

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

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 4