ERIC Number: ED358504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Role of a Campus Alcohol and Other Drug Program Coordinator.
Rapaport, Ross J.
The role of an alcoholic and other drug (AOD) program coordinator is described in this paper, with attention given to simplifying multiple administrative roles and responsibilities. The AOD problem is reconceptualized as a dilemma to be managed rather than solved. A comprehensive campus program is defined in terms of three elements: program components, target populations, and the chemical-use status of the target population. From a systems perspective, functions of the program coordinator include fostering coordination, consultation, program development, training/education, referral, and supervision. A primary theme is shared responsibility among systems. A recommendation is that the campus program coordinator apply the four principles of effective leadership (Bennis 1991) defining a purpose, communicating a vision, planning, and participating. Two figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An earlier version of this paper presented at the National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week Training Conference (Ypsilanti, MI, January 27-29, 1991). Figure 1, which has small print, may not reproduce well in paper copy.