2013-14 Unit Plan
Phi Theta Kappa

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Beta Theta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among Butte College students.  To achieve this purpose, we provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.  Our mission is two-fold:  1) recognize and encourage academic achievement of Butte College students and 2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Program Description

Our program's success can be measured by our participation in the Society's rigorous Five Star Development Program.  We have reached five star status every year since 2002 by successfully implementing academic research, leadership development, community service and collaboration across community, campus, statewide, regional, and international venues.  Moreover, we have received numerous regional and international honors including the Outstanding Chapter Award in the Nevada California Region from 2004 to 2009.  In 2009, we were named Third Runner-up to the Most Distinguished Chapter Internationally (ranking 4th out of 1,250+ chapters).  We have also been consistently in the top 100 chapters internationally.

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

  • Obtain stable, ongoing budgetary support at an institutional level


Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    • Enhances collaboration with campus and community partners
    • Expands esprit de corps through service and volunteerism
    • Assists (through events, community service, presentations, representation at conferences) prospective students to choose Butte College for their college education
    • Links student learning to real life through community service on and off campus
    • Promotes sustainability on campus and in our surrounding communities
    • Promotes "honors in action" through scholarly research, which better prepares students for 4-year colleges/universities
    • Increases awareness and likelihood of students receiving Phi Theta Kappa and non-Phi Theta Kappa scholarships


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 2

    • Maintain and possibly even increase the current level of campus and community service provided by our members
    • Creatively sponsor various activities on campus designed to encourage scholarly inquiry
    • Encourage our members to become more active in shared-governance activities


    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    • Enhances collaboration with campus and community partners
    • Expands esprit de corps through service and volunteerism
    • Assists (through events, community service, presentations, representation at conferences) prospective students to choose Butte College for their college education
    • Links student learning to real life through community service on and off campus
    • Promotes sustainability on campus and in our surrounding communities
    • Promotes "honors in action" through scholarly research, which better prepares students for 4-year colleges/universities
    • Increases awareness and likelihood of students receiving Phi Theta Kappa and non-Phi Theta Kappa scholarships


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 3

    • Provide increased positive publicity for Butte College in both local, state, regional, and national press


    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    • Enhances collaboration with campus and community partners
    • Expands esprit de corps through service and volunteerism
    • Assists (through events, community service, presentations, representation at conferences) prospective students to choose Butte College for their college education
    • Links student learning to real life through community service on and off campus
    • Promotes sustainability on campus and in our surrounding communities
    • Promotes "honors in action" through scholarly research, which better prepares students for 4-year colleges/universities
    • Increases awareness and likelihood of students receiving Phi Theta Kappa and non-Phi Theta Kappa scholarships


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 4

    • Promote sustainability awareness both on campus and in the community.


    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    • Enhances collaboration with campus and community partners
    • Expands esprit de corps through service and volunteerism
    • Assists (through events, community service, presentations, representation at conferences) prospective students to choose Butte College for their college education
    • Links student learning to real life through community service on and off campus
    • Promotes sustainability on campus and in our surrounding communities
    • Promotes "honors in action" through scholarly research, which better prepares students for 4-year colleges/universities
    • Increases awareness and likelihood of students receiving Phi Theta Kappa and non-Phi Theta Kappa scholarships


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Required Resources

    On-going Requirements:

    • $10,000 for travel to regional and international conventions

    Current Revenue Stream

    • Membership Dues (portion sent to Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters)
    • A.S., ICC, and Foundation Grant opportunities
    • Fundraising

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Operating Expenses Regional and International Travel 11-000-100-1-645000 55890 $0.00 $10,000.00 Butte College Beta Theta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa competes regionally and internationally. The Chapter and College receives recognition. Students receive scholarships.
    Total(s) $0.00 $10,000.00