ERIC Number: ED435357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Faculty Leadership in Preventing Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Higher Education. Proceedings Report (Boston, MA, July 17-19, 1997).
This report of a symposium, convened to study the prevention of alcohol and other drug problems (AOD) in higher education, offers examples of faculty involvement and explores creative and innovative methods of engaging faculty members in campus-based AOD prevention efforts. Sections of the report examine the role of faculty as leaders in campus-based prevention initiatives, suggesting, for example, that prevention work be used as a vehicle to promote class discussions on a variety of subjects; list a variety of ways faculty can assume a role in prevention; examine how faculty can become involved in public discussions of the problem; suggest ways to increase faculty-student interaction; list some of the benefits of campus-based research by faculty; consider the benefits of restructuring academic requirements; offer examples of how to create bridges between academic affairs and student affairs; examine the use of technology for teaching prevention; and suggest linking university and community resources. The report concludes that changing the AOD culture will require a comprehensive, broad-based effort and that faculty can play an important leadership role by reframing faculty's role on campus, its profession, and its work with students. Appended is a list of symposium attendees, and a list of suggested AOD prevention activities for faculty. (JM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Cambridge, MA.