BHS Chapter Assessment
The Chapter Assessment is a tool developed for our Society Chapters to gather information to ultimately assist chapters who are seeking to improve in one or more areas. It is designed to be a tool for a chapter advocate or coach to collect information to assist and make recommendations to the chapter. It can also be used by the chapter for self-assessment.
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Is the Chapter Assessment for our Chapter?
to download a guide to determine whether or not the Chapter Assessment is for your chapter.
What if I am a Chapter Advocate or Coach? Are there any guidelines?
to download a Chapter Advocate guide for the BHS Chapter Assessment. Always feel free to reach out if you have specific questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The primary purpose of the Chapter Assessment is to gather information to assist chapters who are seeking to improve in one or more areas. It is designed to be a tool for a chapter advocate or coach to collect information to assist and make recommendations to the chapter. It can also be used by the chapter for self-assessment.
- The secondary purpose of this survey is to collect information across chapters and districts to assist society and district leadership in identifying common issues and trends that could assist in developing programs and classes to assist all chapters. The data will ONLY be captured and stored centrally from chapters that provide approval to do so.
- There are no universal right or wrong answers to any of the questions since each chapter’s own definition of being successful can be different.
- This survey does not in any way attempt to produce scores or ratings for comparison among chapters. Many questions imply suggestions for consideration which may or may not apply based on the mission and goals of the chapter.
- Some of the questions (e.g., Estimate the number of total audience members at last year’s chapter shows) are objective but the data may not be readily available. Do NOT spend significant amounts of time trying to get exact numbers. If the data is not readily available, an educated guess is more than sufficient.
- Some of the questions are subjective (answers of Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree). It is at the discretion of the chapter and advocate whether this is simply the judgment of a single person answering the survey or the collective judgment or the board or chapter leadership.
- It would be helpful to an advocate for the chapter to identify any specific areas they see for improvement or the issues they are hoping to resolve. It is recommended that these be identified before beginning the survey.