QUALITY IN NUMBERS: Chapters (leaders, advisors and staff) should focus on achieving each action at the highest level. The strength of a chapter isn’t determined by the number of standards you check off, but how well you are executing on each standard. When goal setting, chapters should consider to what level each standard is met to determine areas that need additional support.
EVALUATE OFTEN: Chapters should evaluate their progress at multiple points throughout the year. At minimum, chapters should review the checklist at the beginning and end of each semester. This tool can additionally be used as a conversation starter for regular progress check-ins during a chapter term.
HANDS ON DECK: Chapter leaders should work with advisors and staff to fill out this tool. General chapter members should not be a part of the evaluation process, but should support the achievement of individual standards.
NUMBERS ARE GUIDES: The percentages of each category exist to help you identify areas for growth. In most cases, the areas with the lowest percentages will be where chapters focus on goal setting. Numbers should not be used as the motivation for growth - they are tools for understanding current positioning and capacity for improvement.