ERIC Number: ED315128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The HIV Epidemic and Community Colleges: A Report to the Legislature in Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 79.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Developed by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges in response to legislative mandate, this report provides a brief epidemiological background on the Human Immune Deficiency Virus epidemic, a summary of actions taken by the Board of Governors and the Chancellor's Office, results of a survey of the colleges regarding their Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) policies and programs, and general conclusions and recommendations. After underscoring the need for AIDS education, part I of the report lists actions taken at the state level, including the development of policies to protect the legal rights of AIDS victims, to ensure that persons with AIDS have access to Disabled Students Programs and Services, and to promote AIDS education. This section also summarizes findings from the November 1989 AIDS survey, indicating that: (1) 36 districts had adopted or were in the process of developing an AIDS policy; (2) over two-thirds of the 94 responding colleges distributed AIDS literature, introduced AIDS subject matter in regular courses, offered special seminars or training sessions on AIDS, hung posters, showed video tapes or films to campus groups, and had guest presentations in regular courses; (3) 41 campuses had installed condom machines on campus and 43 distributed them at the health center; (4) 63 colleges indicated that all student services personnel had been provided with basic AIDS information; (5) 14 colleges had a peer education program; and (6) eight colleges had some HIV testing on campus. Part II provides a detailed analysis of the survey findings, including verbatim comments and recommendations. Appendixes present: (1) the senate resolution concerning AIDS education; and (2) the survey instrument. (JMC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California