• The committee (International) is composed of 13 members: 2 from each region, a chair, the NGO representative and a music representative. Ex officio members are the International president and Membership Services Administrator.
• The committee may function as a whole and in smaller groups to accomplish its responsibilities
*Constitution, Article VIII, Section C.1.
What the Constitution Says
The committee shall
•Promote programs and projects for excellence in education
•Identify long-term an short-term programs and projects that focus on topics adopted by the Society, and shall transmit suggestions for study and action to state organizations and Chapters.
•Support programs of action that promote the personal well-being, intellectual growth, and global awareness of women educators.
•Encourage a focus on the arts at International conventions.
What the Constitution Says
The committee shall •Develop strategies to enable Chapters to encourage members to become leaders.
•Encourage states and Chapters to participate in programs that promote professional growth of women educators
•Study and recommend action on professional issues and urge state organizations to initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interest of education and women educators.
•Plan a training session preceding regional conferences for incoming state organization educational excellence chairs.
How is the International Educational Excellence
Committee (EEC)carrying out the
directives for this first biennium? 5
EEC Definition Statement : The Educational Excellence
Committee promotes International projects, supports early-career
educators, and encourages programs and activities that further educational
EEC Goals1. Promote the Schools for Africa Project2. Support Early-Career Educators3. Encourage programs that• Increase members’ personal and professional pride• Focus on educational excellence• Promote the DKG/UN relationship• Increase members’ global awareness• Impact educational law and policy
International EEC has provided links on the Society Web site that lead to many resources for state organizations and Chapters.
2. Society Mission and Purposesa. Curriculum of Hope
for Peaceb. Educational
Excellencec. Fine Artsd. Musice. Scholarshipf. World Fellowshipg. Otherh. Achievement Awardi. Service to Education Award
b. The Educational Excellence Committee shall:
(1) promote within the state a program that follows a yearly theme
(2) assist Chapter committees in developing worthwhile programs aligned with the International theme
(3) encourage a program of selective recruitment of teachers and retention of qualified educators
(4) encourage action in the field of legislation to improve education and the status of women educators
(5) have as chair the state first vice- president.
Zeta State Organization (MS)
Mississippi called it the EEC but has Personal Growth and Professional Affairs titles and persons underneath it. Here is the statement from their bylaw change.
B. Society Mission and Purposes1. Educational Excellence—Appointed• The committee shall have as its chairman the state first vice president. • The members shall include a representative from each of the following
areas: Personal Growth and Services, Professional Affairs, Research, Legislative, and Music.
• The committee shall promote programs and projects for excellence in education; and support programs of action that promote the personal well-being, intellectual growth, and global awareness of women educators.
Alpha Kappa State Organization (CT)
Beta Kappa Chapter, Michigan
B.Society Mission and Purposes Committees: 1. Educational Excellence Committee shall:
a.Develop a program of work which focuses upon the Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Purposes of the Society.b.Plan Chapter programs and projects that
1)Carry out International programs and projects, adjusted to local needs; 2)Identify, involve, and train future Chapter leaders;3)Enrich the personal lives of members;4)Promote the professional growth of members;5)Support and assist beginning educators in the community;6)Encourage decision makers to pass legislation and adopt policies that create a supportive environment for students and educators.
c.Prepare and distribute to members a Chapter yearbook. (See Const. VIII-C, State Bylaw IX-C and State Standing Rule IX-3-B)
How will YOUR state organization and Chapters accomplish the EEC goals?
EEC Goal State Organization Committee or Approach???
Promote Schools for Africa
Support Early-Career Educators
Increase Members’ Personal & Professional Pride
Focus on Educational Excellence
Promote the DKG/UN Relationship
Increase Members’ Global Awareness
Impact Educational Law and Policy
EEC Definition Statement : The Educational Excellence Committee promotes
International projects, supports early-career educators, and encourages programs and activities that further educational excellence.
EEC Goals•Promote the Schools for Africa project•Support Early Career Educators•Encourage programs and activities that:•Increase members’ personal and professional pride•Focus on educational excellence•Promote the DKG/UN relationship•Increase members’ global awareness•Impact educational law and policy