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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

POLICIES

  1. Purpose: The purpose of the Award of Excellence is to recognize outstanding scholarship, research, and leadership at the chapter level.
  2. Eligibility: Each chapter may award three (3) Award of Excellence certificates each year.
  3. Awards: The following are examples of appropriate awards: Undergraduate Student Highest GPA for freshman and sophomore (prospective members) Highest GPA for junior and senior Outstanding undergraduate research project Outstanding leadership Graduate Student Highest GPA for completed course work Outstanding thesis or dissertation Outstanding leadership Alumni Member Outstanding leadership in the community Outstanding leadership in the institution Outstanding contribution to chapter Outstanding researcher The criteria and procedure for granting each award shall be approved by the unit administrator or designated faculty committee.
  4. Chapter Obligation: Each chapter shall recognize recipients of the Award of Excellence Program through campus and hometown news releases, campus awards recognition events, bulletin boards, etc.

PROCEDURES

  1. Selection: Each chapter shall appoint an awards committee to select recipients according to established criteria.
  2. Order certificates from Kappa Omicron Nu

ADVISER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

POLICIES

  1. Purpose: The purpose of the Adviser Award of Excellence is to recognize a chapter adviser who has made outstanding contributions to the honor society in the role of adviser.
  2. Eligibility: Current or outgoing advisers of collegiate chapters are eligible for this award. An adviser cannot repeat as a recipient during a five-year interval after the award. Chapters in good standing qualify to nominate an adviser.
  3. Awards: The recipient will receive a plaque and a check for $500.00 and will be recognized in a Kappa Omicron Nu publication, at a national Kappa Omicron Nu event, and at the Kappa Omicron Nu Conclave. A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to runner-up nominees in the final screening process.

PROCEDURES

  1. Nomination: The Adviser Award of Excellence Nomination Form shall be submitted by the chapter not later than March 15 (postmark) to:
    Kappa Omicron Nu Awards Committee
    The form shall be accompanied by a vita for the nominee and 3-5 letters of support from chapter officers, chapter members, faculty members, and administrators familiar with the operation and activities of the chapter.
  2. Award Announcement: The award will be presented at a Kappa Omicron Nu event as a surprise, if possible.

CHAPTER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 

POLICIES

  1. Purpose: The purpose of the Chapter Award of Excellence is to recognize excellence in programming and chapter management.
  2. Eligibility: To be eligible for a national award, each chapter shall Maintain status of Chapter in Good Standing (see Policies) and File the Chapter Annual Report (Form 10).
  3. Awards: Grants ranging from $50 - $200 will be awarded on a competitive basis for superior chapter operations.

The Chapter Annual Report will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • National Program Priorities 30
    (Undergraduate Research & A Matter of Ethics)
  • Other KON Themes 15
    (leadership, mentoring, diversity, writing)
    (campus & community service)
  • Required Program 15
  • Chapter Management Officer training 10
  • Recruitment program 15
  • Alumni relations 5
  • Tentative plans for next year 10

PROCEDURES

  1. Application: The Chapter Annual Report (Form 10) shall be submitted as follows:
    Form A on or before November 1 and Form B on or before June 1 to:
    Kappa Omicron Nu
  2. Award Announcement: Recognition will occur at the Kappa Omicron Nu Conclave.

HONOR AND MEMORIAL AWARDS 

POLICIES

  1. Purpose: This national program recognizes contributions of members to either research, scholarship, or leadership in the profession and awards national recognition to the designated nominee.
  2. Eligibility: The nominee shall Be a current member of Kappa Omicron Nu (In the case of a posthumous nomination, the nominee shall have been a member at the time of death.); Be actively involved as a professional home economist (If retired or deceased, the nominee's record should indicate sustained active support of the profession.); and Have contributed to the profession in significant ways with evidence of continuing professional commitment.
  3. Awards: Through this awards program prominent members of Kappa Omicron Nu may be recognized by their colleagues for distinguished achievements in home economics, outstanding contributions to the profession of home economics, and sustained leadership and scholarship. The quality of achievements and contributions should be such that they set the nominee apart from other home economists. The Honor and Memorial Awards will be presented at a national Kappa Omicron Nu event. Each award consists of a plaque and public recognition. Recognition is given whenever a nominee has met the criteria for the award and the level of monetary contribution required to undergird the award has been realized. A minimum of $500 is required to support the award. Honor or memorial gifts of $25 or more are sought from colleagues, family, and friends. The Honor and Memorial Gifts will be designated for the New Initiatives Fund which advances scholarship through research and leadership as well as any future initiatives identified as priorities of Kappa Omicron Nu.

PROCEDURES

  1. Nomination: An individual may be nominated for the Honor or Memorial Award by any group of members. Nominations may be submitted to: Kappa Omicron Nu Awards Committee.
  2. Letters of Nomination shall include: Name and current address of nominee (if posthumous, name of nominee and name and address of relative); Professional involvement of nominee; Statement documenting each eligibility requirement; Resume of the nominee; and Name, address, and telephone numbers of nominator who will serve as coordinator of fund development.
  3. Responsibilities of the Nominating Committee are to: Compile a list of names and addresses of potential donors and Draft a letter to be sent to prospective donors for gifts of $25 or more in honor of the nominee.
  4. Responsibilities of the Kappa Omicron Nu Office are to: Prepare and distribute the mailing; Receive the contributions; Maintain periodic contact with nominator(s); Assemble letters, comments of support, and names and addresses of all individuals providing financial support on behalf of the nomination, all of which will be presented to the recipient at the time of the award's presentation; Arrange for award presentation; Submit publicity to appropriate outlets; and Provide recognition in a Kappa Omicron Nu publication.

KIDS & CAREERS IN HUMAN SCIENCES: CAREER AWARENESS FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN, AGES 9-12 AWARD 

POLICIES

  1. Purpose: The purpose of this Award is to encourage chapters to collaborate with local schools or youth organizations to conduct hands-on activities with school children ages 9-12 to explore careers within the specializations. Optional: Collaborate with administrators to incorporate kids within the overall career awareness program of the unit.
  2. Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, each chapter shall submit an application, including documentation and maintain status of Chapter in Good Standing (See policies.)
  3. Awards: Two awards shall be offered ($350, first place and $150, second place) on a competitive basis for programs and activities that meet the criteria. Proposals shall be judged according to the following criteria: Substantive focus on a) career snapshot (15 pts), b) hands-on activity to teach about a career (25pts.), and c) congruity of objectives and program/activity (60 pts.).
  4. Award Announcement: The Award recipients shall be announced November 15 or July 1.

PROCEDURES

Application

  1. Chapter Name and Institution
  2. Address
  3. Chapter Adviser & e-mail address
  4. Chapter Officer & e-mail address
  5. Title of Program (including topic focus)
  6. Dates and Time Schedule
  7. Statement of Need
  8. Statement of Objectives
  9. Description of Program or Activity
  10. Target Population
  11. Evaluation Feedback    

Attach program documentation (or mail if not in electronic format).

The application for the Kids & Careers in Human Sciences: Career Awareness for Schoolchildren, Ages 9-12 Award shall be submitted by November 1 or June 1 to info@kon.org.  

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CHAPTER PROJECT AWARD

POLICIES

  1. Purpose: The purpose of this Award is to encourage chapters to collaborate with unit administrators and faculty to support undergraduate research in the unit.
  2. Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, each chapter shall submit an application, including documentation, and maintain status of Chapter in Good Standing (See policies.)
  3. Awards: Two awards shall be offered ($350, first place and $150, second place) on a competitive basis for programs and activities that meet the criteria. Proposals shall be judged according to the following criteria: Substantive focus on a) undergraduate research (40 pts.) and b) congruity of objectives and program/activity (60 pts.).
  4. Award Announcement: The Award recipients shall be announced November 15 or July 1.

PROCEDURES

Application

  1. Chapter Name and Institution
  2. Address
  3. Chapter Adviser & e-mail address
  4. Chapter Officer & e-mail address
  5. Title of Program (including topic focus)
  6. Dates and Time Schedule
  7. Statement of Need
  8. Statement of Objectives
  9. Description of Program or Activity  
  10. Target Population
  11. Evaluation Feedback

Attach program documentation (or mail if not in electronic format).

The application for the Undergraduate Research Chapter Project Award shall be submitted electronically by November 1 or June 1 to info@kon.org

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD

POLICIES

  1. Purpose: The purpose of this Award is to encourage chapters to collaborate with the academic unit and other student organizations among disciplines on campus (inside or outside the academic unit) and across campuses to conduct programs that meet mutual goals. The Social Responsibility Resolution passed by the 2009 Assembly of Delegates gives background for this award (www.kon.org/social_responsibility_resolution.pdf)
  2. Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, each chapter shall submit an application, including documentation, and maintain status of Chapter in Good Standing (See policies.)
  3. Awards: Two awards shall be offered ($350, first place and $150, second place) on a competitive basis for programs and activities that meet the criteria. Proposals shall be judged according to the following criteria: Substantive focus on a) social responsibilty (40 pts.) and b) congruity of objectives and program/activity (60 pts.).
  4. Award Announcement: The Award recipients shall be announced November 15 or July 1.

PROCEDURES

Application

  1. Chapter Name and Institution
  2. Address
  3. Chapter Adviser & e-mail address
  4. Chapter Officer & e-mail address
  5. Title of Program (including topic focus)
  6. Dates and Time Schedule
  7. Statement of Need
  8. Statement of Objectives
  9. Description of Program or Activity  
  10. Target Population
  11. Evaluation Feedback  

Attach program documentation (or mail if not in electronic format).

The application for the Social Responsibility Award shall be submitted electronically by November 1 or June 1 to info@kon.org

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