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ERIC Number: ED333904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Substance Abuse Policies and Programs in the Public Community Colleges in Illinois.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In April 1988 a survey was conducted by a Board Committee on Substance Abuse to study illegal drug and alcohol abuse policies and procedures at Illinois community colleges. Of the 39 community college districts surveyed, 36 had policies, guidelines, or procedures addressing substance abuse; the remaining 3 districts had plans to adopt them in the future. All substance abuse programs for students were administered by student services administrators. Substance abuse programs for employees were administered primarily by personnel/human resources administrators. Thirty districts reported having formal information substance abuse programs for students; 37 districts indicated they provided information to full-time students, and 36 to part-time students. Approximately one-third of the colleges also provided informational substance abuse programs to the community. Twenty-two districts reported having programs for employees. The most common approaches used by colleges to deliver information included printed brochures, informational speakers, films/videos, and health and psychology courses. For fiscal year 1990, 26 districts budgeted institutional funds for informational programs on substance abuse. The amount of money budgeted ranged from $100 to $38,933. External funding was sought by 18 districts; among these districts, 12 received grants from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Substance abuse rehabilitation programs were available for students in 9 districts and were being developed at 9 other districts. Formal disciplinary processes were developed by 36 districts in place of handling student substance abuse cases, and by 32 districts for handling employee substance abuse incidents. Disciplinary policies and procedures were founded on two underlying premises: disciplinary sanctions should be designed progressively to coincide with the nature and seriousness of the infraction, and districts should provide for due process in disciplinary matters. Appendixes include survey instrument and tables of survey results. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
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