ERIC Number: ED335976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The La Salle University FIPSE Grant: A Review and Evaluation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Program, 1 September 88 through 30 September 90.
Chapman, Robert J.
This report presents descriptive and evaluative information on the Alcohol and Other Drug Program (A & D Program) developed at Pennsylvania's La Salle University and supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The program includes an alcohol awareness project, a peer education program, a resident educator with A & D expertise, and A & D content in the freshman year experience program and the academic discovery program for culturally different students. Evaluation of program achievements as well as changes during the second year finds most objectives were accomplished. Among findings of surveys of faculty/staff (N=20 respondents) and students (N=459 respondents) were the following: most faculty/staff rated the program very positively for visibility, sensitivity to important campus issues, availability, delivery, ability to stimulate thought and awareness, and impact on the La Salle community. The student surveys found: (1) an indication of a reduced number of alcohol related problems; (2) alcohol as the drug of choice; (3) frequent recognition by respondents of alcohol abuse in the family; and (4) a lack of interest in drugs other than alcohol and nicotine. Recommendations include establishment of an Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Board and development of academic courses which address this area. Appended is a sample of the survey forms used for both faculty/staff and students. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: La Salle Univ., Philadelphia, PA.