Are Campuses Saying "No" To Drugs?

The Drugs-Free School and Campus Act, explains Eric Davidson, came out of a very different culture, at a time after the Reagan administration was saying “no” to drugs, and at the tail end of an era of an 18-year old drinking age. That does not mean that the Drug-Free School and Campus Act is...

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Six Steps to Process Students’ Stress

School administrators are often on the front lines for student trauma—the first person with whom a student confides about incidents that can create significant stress. In turn, many school administrators must also consider how to process these traumas to minimize adversely impacts from their own...

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Kris Roush Provides Tips For Managing Stress—Your Students, and Yours!

Before Kris Roush outlines a six-step process for managing stress, she points out that school administrators not only need to know how to help students who are experiencing stressful situations, but they themselves also must deal with their own stresses—and that dealing with others’ stress can...

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Legalized marijuana sparks issues for universities in Colorado, Washington and Oregon

The basic federalist structure of the U.S. legal system demands that federal law overrides state laws—and, with increasing numbers of states legalizing marijuana, that is causing some confusion, especially on college campuses. The issue has proven difficult for weed growers and sellers who have...

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How to Intervene with a Student in Distress

Faculty and staff members are often the first people on campus to recognize that a student is in distress.

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How to Avoid Common Assessment-Reporting Pitfalls

Little things can make or break a large project, so it would be a shame if ill-prepared reports undid all the hard work you put into an assessment effort.

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Psychological Factors Affect Student Survey Participation

As students’ survey fatigue grows, so do internal and external demands for outcomes assessment. In addition, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has very strongly and publicly recommended that institutions survey students about sexual assault.

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Tips for Effective Referrals to Campus Counseling Services

If you encounter a distressed student and decide to refer the student to counseling or other psychological services, there are actions you can take to increase the chances the student will follow through, according to Aaron Hughey, a professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs...

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Four Low-Cost Ways to Address Problem Gambling

Although most student services are short on time and funding, they can still find ways to do prevention work with students about problem gambling. Here are four low-cost programming strategies:

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Homesickness Prevention Can Start before Matriculation

Most traditional-age students who relocate to attend college experience some longing for home or discomfort at being in a new environment. Working with these feelings can help students develop their coping skills. But sometimes feelings of homesickness are so intense that they are debilitating.

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