PRACTICES: CAMPUS ALCOHOL STRATEGIES project, initiated
in 1995, was developed to identify and disseminate promising campus-based
efforts designed to address alcohol abuse and related problems. Funded
by grants from The Century Council, the project has published a coordinated
series of resources, including the SOURCEBOOK, the TASK
FORCE PLANNER and TASK
FORCE PLANNER GUIDE, and the ACTION PLANNER. These resources,
particularly when used together, provide significant assistance for campus-based
efforts to promote shared responsibilities for meaningful, sustained
Each of these three resources was developed under the leadership of
Dr. David Anderson of George Mason University and Dr. Gail Gleason Milgram
of Rutgers University. Their Advisory Panel, with long-term experience
and national focus, has provided continued expertise and insight since
the project's inception. These resources were widely distributed nationally
in print form and are available on the project's web site.
2001 includes quality programmatic efforts identified
from three national solicitation processes. Submissions were reviewed
using consistent criteria, and those selected for the book include abstracts
with program highlights. Findings and recommendations are included and
serve as the foundation for campus, state and national follow-up. The
SOURCEBOOK 2001 is designed to be helpful as a planning resource, an
idea bank, a motivator, and a self-audit tool.
FORCE PLANNER and GUIDE were developed to illustrate the important
roles played by campus and community constituencies, demonstrating the
shared responsibility held by a range of individuals and groups for addressing
alcohol-related problems. Over 300 strategies are identified within 80
targeted areas identified as appropriate for a comprehensive campus strategy.
PLANNER: STEPS FOR DEVELOPING A COMPREHENSIVE CAMPUS ALCOHOL ABUSE
PREVENTION PROGRAM outlines a sequence of strategies designed to
help campuses better address issues, questions, and problems related
to alcohol and its use. Eight steps help campus leaders build institution-wide
commitment, identify specify strategies for action, and ultimately institutionalize
the campus effort. This resource provides worksheets and tools.