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Responsibilities of Faculty Advisors



To effectively counsel the CKI club members, the faculty advisor should try to attend each weekly meeting of the club and biweekly meeting of the board of officers. The faculty advisor should attend as many service projects and other club events as his/her schedule allows.

To remain up to date on CKI operations and training, the faculty advisor should attend the following district and International events:
  • District Fall Training Conference (September-November time frame)
  • District Convention (February-March time frame)
  • CKI Convention (June -July time frame)

The most critical role of the CKI faculty advisor is to be a liaison between the school and the club. To fulfill this responsibility, the faculty advisor should:
  • Provide assistance in obtaining a regular meeting room and needed meeting room equipment.
  • Explain the school's policy on providing financial assistance to campus organizations and help the club obtain any needed funds.
  • Understand and explain campus policies regarding organizing campus-wide events, posting signs, and other advertising on campus.
  • Provide a contact for the club with the school newspaper and other media services.
  • Help the club obtain information from the registrar's office on incoming students for the club to use in membership recruitment activities.
  • Advise the club of any actions or planned events that conflict with campus policies and should be discontinued.
  • Monitor the grade point averages of club members and officers to ensure all members maintain the minimum requirement for graduation, and advise the club president of any members with academic difficulty.

To assist the CKI club in fulfilling its financial and administrative responsibilities, the faculty advisor should:
  • Monitor the submission of monthly reports to the district secretary.
  • Ensure the club pays all district and International dues by November 30 and submits the appropriate dues and membership forms.
  • Review the club's current bylaws to make certain they conform to the Standard Form for CKI club Bylaws and have been approved by CKI, including any language required by the college or university, and are on file in the student activities office.
  • Work with the Kiwanis advisor and the CKI club board of officers to develop and effective annual budget.
  • Monitor the expenses of the CKI club to ensure expenditures remain within the parameters of the budget.
  • Make certain the CKI club develops and implements a plan for membership recruitment activities for the year.

To provide communications between the CKI club and the sponsoring Kiwanis club, the faculty advisor should:
  • Meet at least monthly with the Kiwanis advisor.
  • Attend the Kiwanis club meetings as often as possible.
  • Work with the Kiwanis advisor to plan and facilitate the annual training session for incoming CKI club officers.

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Faculty Advisor Responsibilities