The Alcohol, Other Drugs Prevention Focus Area highlights the continued challenges facing higher education when it comes to substance abuse on campuses. Bringing together the resources of Knowledge Communities, specialized conferences, and in-depth research the AOD focus area is committed to providing student affairs practitioners with the tools necessary to effectively deal with these challenges.
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This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their…Buy
Decisions Matter is an innovative guide designed to help novice student affairs professionals develop effective decision-making skills. Written by seasoned student affairs educators and practitioners, this book contains a…Buy
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"Our colleges and universities should and must do as Georgetown has done today: face their pasts, share remorse for past institutional decisions, and take action to engage current students, alumni and community members in how best to move forward. Today’s higher education leaders must publicly recognize the harm that was done to so many and outline a way forward that will both educate and empower individuals to engage in critical dialogue about the horrors of the past in order to improve our shared future."
There are currently seven states (Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maine) and the District of Columbia who have passed legislation allowing the legal purchase and use of marijuana for persons age 21 and up. Twenty additional states have enacted medical marijuana legislation, which varies state to state. Amendment 64 passed in Colorado in November of 2012, allowing adults over the age of 21 to carry up to one ounce of marijuana while traveling. Stores selling recreational marijuana officially opened in Colorado on January 1, 2014. As the first state to legalize, we wanted to share some lessons we learned along the way.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: how the Trump administration made student aid applications harder; California Dreamers—and their nightmares; who should investigate sexual assault?; debate over in-state tuition for students in U.S. illegally; N.Y.’s tuition-free dream meets details; students with sugar daddies; and e-Credentials will do to higher ed what e-commerce did to retail.