International Programs & Initiatives Kentucky Regional Officer Nancy J Pettibone Aug. 29, 2009
Phi Theta KappaPurpose Statement Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose is to first and foremost recognize scholarly achievement among two-year college students. In addition to this, members have opportunities for personal growth through involvement in a variety of programs centered on the Society Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Many Phi Theta Kappa programs also promote civic engagement, by encouraging participants to think of chapter programming in terms of its impact on the college campus and in the community.
Honors Study Topic 2008-2010 The Paradox of Affluence: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences. Issue 1: Definition Issue 2: Fine Arts Issue 3: Health Issue 4: Economic Policy Issue 5: Rise and Fall of Civilizations and Empires Issue 6: Political and Civil Liberties Issue 7: Geography Issue 8: Education Issue 9: Individual, Family, and Community Life Issue 10: Environment PTK Honors Guide Other resourceful web sites per PTK
Go Green Initiative Operation "Go Green“ Keep America Beautiful believes that each citizen holds an obligation to protect the environment, and can make real differences through their daily actions and choices. Keep America Beautiful strives to: address community blight by tackling graffiti and litter; improve the environment and its ecosystems by building or revitalizing parks, waterways, and public spaces; reduce waste through reuse and recycling programs; raise awareness through education and public service messages.
Hallmarks Participation encourages excellence, reflects fairness, recognizes quality, and leads to enhanced student, advisor, and chapter development. Hallmark Program
Service Hallmark Chapter initiatives related to the Service Hallmark should be primarily focused on the International Service Program. Other Service Hallmark activities include both service to the college and community outside the scope of the International Service Program, and activities that stress to others the value of and need for providing service.
Scholarship Hallmark Programs primarily focus on educating chapter members, other chapters, the college’s student body and the community about important issues raised by the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Study Topic. Chapter programming related to the Scholarship Hallmark should also recognize and encourage the academic achievements of members, students and faculty.
Leadership Hallmark Programs encourage chapters and members to assume roles as leaders in their chapters, colleges, and communities as well as on regional and/or international levels of the Society. In addition to assuming leadership positions, chapters are encouraged to foster the development of leadership skills among others through their programming.
Fellowship Hallmark Phi Theta Kappa is truly a fellowship of scholars. As such, the hallmark of Fellowship is an intrinsic part of all Society programs. Chapters promote development among inactive chapters, facilitate communication between chapters and offer a balance of social and scholarly events.
Civic Engagement The civic engagement initiative of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is not a program, as chapters are not required to enroll or participate in particular events. Rather, it is a way of framing Phi Theta Kappa’s programs - an umbrella under which many Phi Theta Kappa programs fall. Civic Engagement-related programs include: International Service Program Community College Readership Program Relay for Life Voice Your Vote Project Graduation Case Study Challenge Information provided to members regarding Peace Corps opportunities. civicengagement.ptk.org
Leadership Programs Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies: A Humanities Approach. The Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership.
Honors Seminar Series presented by renowned speakers on various aspects of the 2009 Honors Seminar Series, The Paradox of Affluence: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences. series of three lectures, presented by renowned speakers will be available in DVD format* as well as online video downloads to college campuses across the world.
Honors Programshow your chapter can participate Honors Programs International Honors Institute an intense six-day educational conference. Institute participants explore the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Study Topic through speaker presentations, small group discussions, experiential activities and field trips. Honors Satellite and Seminars
The Mission of Project Graduation is to battle the social issues of hunger and low literacy rates by collecting books and non-perishable food items at college commencement ceremonies for distribution to needy recipients through community relief agencies and literacy organizations. Feed a body- 8 million Americans go to bed and wake up hungry every day 1 in 10 households cannot meet their daily basic needs Feed a mind Strong correlation between illiteracy and poverty Starved for food / starved for knowledge
Recognitions Hallmarks Awards Program Recognizes chapter excellence bases on participation in Phi Theta Kappa projects and programs Five Star Chapter Development A step-by-step guide to facilitate chapter development Pinnacle Scholarship Award Program Rewards chapters who increase inductees 10% over previous year with a free registration to the international convention Nota Bene Phi Theta Kappa’s honors anthology recognizes outstanding writing of Phi Theta Kappa members and demonstrates to the literary public the academic excellence and commitment to scholarship found at two-year colleges
Scholarships Senior Institution Transfer Scholarships Visit getconnected.ptk.org. All-USA Academic Team Scholarships Guistwhite Scholarships Leaders of Promise Scholarships National Dean’s List
Contactswho you can contact if you have questions Your chapter officers Your chapter advisor(s) Your regional officers: Alpha Xi Gamma Alpha Lambda Delta Your regional coordinator: Margo Hamm, Margo.Hamm@kctcs.edu or @ phone # (606)-759-7141 ext. 66125 Headquarters: 1-800-946-9996