ERIC Number: ED413840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Setting and Improving Policies for Reducing Alcohol and Other Drug Problems on Campus. A Guide for Administrators
DeJong, William; Langenbahn, Stacia
This guide for administrators provides a step-by-step process for establishing new or revised policies to deal with student misuse of alcohol and other drugs on college campuses. Emphasis is on a new doctrine of environmental management which stresses the school's responsibility to take measures against foreseeable hazards and risks in the school environment. Also stressed is establishment of sound prevention-oriented policies. The policy development process is broken down into 15 steps, grouped into three major stages: (1) assembling resources; (2) selecting and revising the policies; and (3) implementing the policies. After an executive summary, an introductory chapter addresses the need for such a process. Chapter 2 reviews the scope of alcohol and drug use problems on college campuses. Chapter 3 explains the concept of environmental management and applies it to policy development, and administration and compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. Chapter 4 describes key policy options for alcohol and other drug prevention. Chapter 5 outlines the 15-step procedure for reviewing, selecting, and implementing campus policies and emphasizes maximizing the participation of significant stakeholders and policy integration. Among six appendices are a risk assessment guide, a model policy, and actual policies of five institutions. (Individual chapters contain reference endnotes.) (DB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Administration, Compliance (Legal), Drug Abuse, Educational Environment, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Intervention, Legal Responsibility, Models, Policy Formation, Prevention, School Policy, School Responsibility, Student College Relationship, Substance Abuse
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.