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Annual Report 2012-13

Omicron Alpha Beta 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:

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Name of Administrator:

Eric Gallandt

Chapter Vice President:

Allison Roy

Name of Adviser:

Adrienne White

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 59, including 15 initiate members.

Omicron Alpha Beta held 6 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

September 19 - Dr.Angela Myracle - Developing a research project - talked about her own previous research and future research she is planning to conduct.
October 17 - Bob Milardo - Kids and careers - Presented his research on relationships between aunt/uncle and nieces/nephews
November 14 - Bud Walkup - Social Responsibility - explained workings and responsibilities of Alcohol Drug Education Programs (ADEP) on campus that he directs
February 20 - Dr. Sandy Caron - Professionalism and Career - discussed background of child development program
March 20 - Kate Braestrup - A Matter of Ethics - discussed her New York Times best selling books and how important ethics is in the workplace and how she applies these matters to her difficult job. Explained how to keep work at work and not bringing work home.
May 1 - Gary Schilomoeller - Professionalism and Career - talked about needs and values in a workplace and understanding the stages of professional development.

All programs had an aspect of reflections from the speakers that included personal stories to develop their points. All programs also had a professional development concepts and value clarification.

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

We were unable to accomplish any projects, activities or events. Student focus was on academics and meetings were used to bring the group together to develop personally and professionally.

3. Tentative plans for next year

September - Angelina Maia - Developing a Research Project - Motivational Interviewing and current research with children
October - Emily Cain - Leadership - Importance of politics and advocating for yourself and your profession
November - Kate Braestrup - A Matter of Ethics - discussing her job with the Maine State Warden Service
February - Valerie O'Hara - Kids and Careers - WOW program on campus
March - Kate Yerxa - A Matter of Ethics - Cooperative Extension and social responsibility
April/May - Jason - Professionalism and Career Networking - his journey at UMaine and career information

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks

Participation in institutional training for student groups: 0
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Procedures for election of officers: 3
Officer training plan: 4
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 5
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 3
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 5
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: 5
Social Responsibility: 5
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 3

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