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ERIC Number: ED413840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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.