ERIC Number: ED481455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Presidents in Action: Strategies for Effective Leadership.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The Task Force on Student Life and Alcohol Abuse of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities identified four models that have proven effective in combating alcohol abuse by students. These models include: social norming, peer education, student assistance programming, and environmental management. Every institution is different, and the model that proves effective at one may not work at another. In some cases, an institution may find a combination of model components to be more effective than one specific model. This paper and the discussion of the models is meant to be a guide to presidents as they strive to provide continuous and effective leadership. Four reports are included that focus on each of the approaches: (1) "Social Norms" (Michael P. Haines); (2)"A Case for Peer Education as an Essential Strategy for Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Other Student Health and Safety Initiatives" (Drew Hunter and David Hellstrom); (3) "Student Assistance Programs in Higher Education Settings" (George T. Watkins); and (4) "Program and Policy Approaches for Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems on Campus" (William DeJong). (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, College Presidents, Drinking, Environmental Influences, Leadership, Models, Norms, Peer Teaching
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: Produced by the Task Force on Student Life and Alcohol Abuse.