ERIC Number: ED412799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Policy Guidelines for Boards. Campus Life Policy Series.
Goodale, Thomas G.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The guide presents facts and issues concerning drug and alcohol abuse so that college and university administration and governing boards can make informed decisions about programs, policy, and procedures to minimize their occurrence on campus. Chapter 1 examines issues related to substance abuse on campus: risk factors in the campus community; the scope of abuse; the costs of abuse; and the institution's responsibility. Chapter 2 looks at various approaches to prevention and intervention, including: elements of successful campus programs; managing the campus environment (sale of alcohol, regulating campus events, alcohol advertising and sponsorship, providing alcohol- and drug-free alternative activities, class scheduling, reducing incidence of mixed messages, penalties and enforcement); development of education programs for students, faculty, and staff; assistance and treatment; and program monitoring. In Chapter 3 the role of the governing board is discussed, focusing on special considerations in policy development (the nature of athletics programs, protecting student and employee rights, nontraditional students, involving the student body, campus-wide coordination); budgeting for education, prevention, and treatment; and the role of the institution as leader, resource, and partner. Guidelines for board response to these issues are presented in Chapter 4. Model alcohol policy guidelines and a list of additional resources are appended. Contains 21 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Agency Role, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Budgeting, College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty, College Role, College Students, Costs, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Intervention, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Policy Formation, Prevention, Risk, School Personnel, School Policy, School Responsibility, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Hitachi Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.