Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Welcome. FIVE STAR Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Development Plan
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Mission Statement This plan, which reflects the scholarly ideals of Phi Theta Kappa, serves as a blueprint for developing a strong chapter and for earning local, regional, and international recognition. In this plan, chapters do not compete against one another. Participation encourages excellence and recognizes progress in the attainment of goals set by the chapter. Five Star: Reflects the scholarly ideals of Phi Theta Kappa. It is the business plan for your chapter and serves as a blueprint for developing a strong chapter and for earning local, regional, and international recognition. Using the Five Star Chapter Development Plan as a guide to success, chapters can enhance their working relationship with the college administration by becoming active on the campus and in the community. On a personal level, involvement in the program will educate chapter members in the importance of deadlines and organizational skills. These skills will be critical as members complete their education and serve as community leaders.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 There are 10 easy steps in order for your chapter to obtain success in the 5 Star Development Plan. If a chapter does not achieve their goal, they will be recognized at the level they actually achieve. 1. Gain an understanding of the Five Star Chapter Development Plan by reviewing this website. www.ptk.org/fivestar 2.Review Honors in Action Resources to help guide your chapter’s planning at www.ptk.org/honors/guide. 3.Determine a realistic goal for your chapter to reach within the year. 4.Plan Honors in Action activities that are meaningful for your chapter. Use Honor in Action Planning Model available online 5. Schedule those activities in your chapter calendar.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 6.Delegate responsibility for implementation of the planned activities. 7.Reassess progress at chapter meetings. 8.Advisors or Chapter Presidents report your progress online. 9.Meet with the college administration to select a College Project. 10.Receive recognition for your success!
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Activities are completed on a January – December timeline Set your goal and complete updates online as often as you like. Final Update due December 31. Visit the Five Star webpage at www.ptk.org/fivestar/status to monitor your progress. You can obtain local, regional, and international recognition when participating in the Five Star Chapter Development Plan. A letter is sent to the college president signifying the chapter’s achievement; certificates are presented at Regional Conventions ;and chapters are recognized on HQ website.
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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Review Requirements: Your chapter officers and advisor(s) review the Five Star Program requirements, determine a goal, and submit the Chapter Update Form online. Set Membership Recruitment Goal: Your chapter sets a goal for membership recruitment and develops strategies to meet this goal. For membership recruitment resources, visit www.ptk.org /campaign . Gain Visibility on Campus: Your chapter gains greater public awareness on campus by one or more of the following strategies: Distributing Faculty Awareness Flyers. www.ptk.org/campaign/ Posting Membership Benefits Brochures and/or Posters around campus Participating in “Phi Theta Kappa Founders Day” in November Sending a press release on new inductees. Open Enrollment Period in PAM: At the beginning of each membership recruitment campaign, the chapter advisor opens a new enrollment period in PAM, the Personal Assistant Manager for Advisors at www.ptk.org /PAM , and designates plans for orientations, inductions and local membership fees.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Send Membership Invitations: Membership Invitations are sent from a college administrator, preferably the college president, to prospective members informing them of their eligibility to become a member and inviting them to an orientation meeting. Conduct Prospective Member Orientations: Your chapter conducts an informational meeting for prospective members prior to induction. An Eligible Student Orientation PowerPoint Presentation, Key Advantage Slide Show and Member Testimonials are available on the web at www.ptk.org/campaign. Promote Membership Acceptance: Your chapter promotes membership acceptance by employing one or more of the following strategies: Calling eligible students Sending them a reminder email with link to Phi Theta Kappa Member Benefits Brochure. The link to the electronic version is available at http:// www.ptk.org /campaign/campaign/brochures / Allowing online membership acceptance Holding more than one prospective member orientation meeting One Induction Ceremony: Chapter holds at least one induction ceremony each year, and members’ names and fees are submitted to Headquarters.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Chapter Annual Report: Advisor submits the Chapter Annual Report to Headquarters. Chapter Bylaws: Your bylaws must have been approved and are on file at HQ. You are not required to revise or re-submit your bylaws on a yearly basis. You can check your chapter’s records online at www.ptk.org/directories/chapter_directory. Update Form: Chapter submits Five Star Chapter Update Forms online throughout the year; Final update must be received no later than December 31.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 The chapter must fulfill all One Star Level requirements and the following Two Star Level requirements to reach the Two Star Level. Activities may be completed in any order.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Report chapter officers to Headquarters: Use form found at www.ptk.org/pam. Orientation for New Leadership Team: Your chapter provides a structured orientation for new officers, advisors and committee chairs at the beginning of each semester or quarter. Chapter/College Leadership: Check your chapter’s record in our online Chapter Directory at http://www.ptk.org/directories/chapter_directory to ensure the advisors, officers, college president/CEO and chapter administrator (the administrator who is directly responsible for the Phi Theta Kappa chapter) are listed correctly.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Meet Twice per Month: Chapter and/or chapter officers meet twice each month. These meetings can be one officer meeting and one general meeting or two general chapter meetings. During these meetings chapter business and items of interest from Phi Theta Kappa’s electronic communications, website, and publications should be discussed. Conduct Two Membership Campaigns: Chapter conducts at least two membership recruitment campaigns during the year and opens a separate enrollment period in PAM at the beginning of each membership recruitment campaign. Members’ names and fees are promptly submitted to Headquarters. Review Honors Program Guide – featuring current Honors Study Topic; copies sent to advisors and chapter presidents. Also available at www.ptk.org/honors/guide
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Research One Issue from the Honors Program Guide: At least two chapter members research one issue/study question of the Honors Program Guide, “The Democratization of Information: Power, Peril and Promise.” Meet with College President: Chapter advisor and officers meet with college president/campus CEO or other appropriate administrator to develop and discuss goals of the chapter.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 The chapter must fulfill all One Star, Two Star, and Three Star Level requirements to reach the Three Star Level. Activities may be completed in any order.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Plan an Honors in Action Project: Based on chapter’s exploration of an issue in the current Honors Study Topic, plan an Honors in Action project that includes leadership and service components. Map out Project Leadership Roles : Map out the specific leadership roles and actions the project requires. Also determine leadership development opportunities that would benefit the participants. Determine the Expert Resources for Your Project: Determine the expert resources (individuals and/or organizations, businesses, etc.) for the chapter to coordinate with for the greatest impact.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Work with Another Organization to Implement the HIA Project: Work with another campus or community organization to implement the Honors in Action project. Get the Word Out: Chapter publishes a newsletter OR maintains a website OR submits chapter news to a publication. Chronicle Activities : Chapter chronicles its activities for historical purposes. Examples include keeping an Honors in Action journal, maintaining a notebook of chapter meeting minutes and/or newsletters, saving copies of Hallmark Awards entries, etc. Implement College Project : Chapter implements a College Project which is determined by the chapter and college president or other administrator. More on the College Project later.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 This is your opportunity to give back to your campus by helping you to establish Phi Theta Kappa as a campus leader. Chapters may now enter their project in the Hallmark Awards’ College Project Award… see www.ptk.org/hallmarks for more details.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 HONORS SEMINARS - Many college presidents are interested in recruiting outstanding high school graduates to the community college. Inviting high school honor society students to your to participate provides a terrific recruitment opportunity. www.ptk.org/honors/seminars CELEBRATION - Help your college recognize a special event, such as a significant anniversary by sponsoring a celebration to involve both campus and community. FACULTY APPRECIATION -Plan an appreciation tea, an awards ceremony or a special banquet to say thanks for the dedication and hard work of faculty and staff members throughout the year. REGISTRATION SUCCESS - Offer to assist your college wherever needed during Registration each academic term COLLEGE AMBASSADOR - Serve as ambassadors for the college who may visit local high school “College Days” to personally endorse the community college as a viable educational choice. These members also serve as tour guides for potential students, parents, alumni and donors visiting the campus. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE - Help your college reach its goal of becoming earth-friendly by creating and operating a campus recycling program. Others: CHEAP LABOR - If budget cuts are a reality on your campus, offer to assist your college administration by performing office duties free of charge for faculty and staff that were effected by the cuts.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 The chapter must fulfill all One Star, Two Star, Three Star, and Four Star Level requirements to reach the Four Star Level. Activities may be completed in any order.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Attend One Official Regional Meeting : Chapter representative attends at least one official regional meeting. Guidelines for Far-Away Chapters to Meet Level Four, Activity #1 are available online. Assume A Leadership Role In The Region : Chapter is involved at a regional level in at least one of the following ways: Campaigns for regional office Hosts/assumes a leadership role at a regional meeting Participates in a Regional Honors in Action project Collaborates with at least two other chapters for an activity or event that is conducted online or in person Share your HIA Research: Chapter shares their HiA research with the campus or community (e.g., hosts an event that includes a formal presentation, writes an article for a publication, creates a display in the library or other resource center, etc.) Enter at Least One Hallmark Awards Category : Chapter enters at least one category in their regional awards program. Chapters submitting entries in the International Hallmark Awards Program are automatically entered in their regional awards program. Visit www.ptk.org /hallmarks for more information. Contact your Regional Coordinator for award categories that are unique to your region.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 The chapter must fulfill all One Star, Two Star, Three Star, Four Star, and Five Star Level requirements to reach the Five Star Level. Activities may be completed in any order.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 06/25/10 Chapter Enters: All Chapter Categories – Honors in Action Project Award and College Project Award One Individual Award Category (college administrator, advisor, officer or member) in the 2010 Hallmark Awards Program. Visit www.ptk.org /hallmarks for a full list of categories, entry requirements, etc. International Participation : Chapter representative(s) participates in at least one of the following International events: Annual Convention OR Honors Institute OR Entire Honors Seminar Series All reported chapter officers participate in CollegeFish (complete profile and put at least 1 college in the fishbowl) AND all reported chapter officers participate in Competitive Edge (complete level 1) AND the chapter submits an entry in the Case Study Challenge .
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Five Star Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Development Plan
Work with Another Organization to Implement the Honors in Action Project
Get the Word Out!
Chronicle Chapter Activities
Implement College Project
The College Project The College Project is designed to help your chapter gain administrative support by reaching out to the college administration to assist them in any project that supports your college.