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Assessment of substance education programs

Students are assigned to various Substance Education programs according to a hearing officer’s decision about student needs.  There are 4 substance-related programs that are given as sanctions by the Office of Judicial Affairs.  Two of these programs are taught within our office & two are outsourced to the University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office at JMU.

Assessment tools are administered to students going through the various Substance Education Programs to determine if the defined goals and objectives are being met. The following shows information on assessment for each of these programs. 

You may navigate directly to the program you are interested in by using these links:

By The Numbers

Calling The Shots

High Expectations

BASICS

 

 

 


 

By The Numbers

This two-hour program examines the reason for the establishment of community standards. An overview of VA laws and university policies is given. Students discuss personal values, community resources, and risk-reduction strategies for avoiding negative consequences of alcohol use. This short course was designed for minor alcohol violations.

The goals and objectives for this program are:

By The Numbers Goals and Objectives (.docx)

Assessments

Knowledge Rubric:

Each student enrolled in By The Numbers will take a knowledge-based rubric right after receiving this sanction (pre-test) and after the completion of the program (post-test 1).  In addition, one month after completion of the program, students receive this rubric again (post-test 2).  Students in the Office of Judicial Affairs Mentor Experience and Site Experience programs are serving as comparison groups for this rubric.  Here is a copy of the questions asked in this rubric:

By The Numbers Rubric Questions (.docx)

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Calling the Shots

This three-week program guides students towards making future decisions more consistent with their values and in compliance with the law. Harrisonburg and/or JMU police participate in this program to answer students' questions and address risk-reduction strategies. This program was designed for students who violated alcohol policies.

The goals and objectives for this program are:

Calling The Shots Goals and Objectives (.docx)

Assessments

Knowledge Rubric:

Each student enrolled in Calling The Shots will take a knowledge-based rubric right after receiving this sanction (pre-test) and after the completion of the program (post-test 1).  In addition, one month after completion of the program, students receive this rubric again (post-test 2).  Students in the Office of Judicial Affairs Mentor Experience and Site Experience programs are serving as comparison groups for this rubric.  Here is a copy of the questions asked in this rubric:

Calling the Shots Rubric Questions (.docx)

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High Expectations

High Expectations is a program for students who have violated the University drug policy by using marijuana. High Expectations is a series of two, hour long 1:1 counseling sessions of a preventative intervention, aimed at 18-24 year old college students who abuse marijuana. Using a non-confrontational and empathetic style, it assists students in making better decisions and reduce adverse effects of marijuana consumption.

This intervention program is provided by JMU’s University Health Center's Substance Abuse Prevention Office.  For more information on this intervention & the office’s assessment efforts, please click on this link:

http://www.jmu.edu/healthctr/sap/HighExpectations.shtml

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BASICS Assessment

Brief Alcohol Screening & Interventions for College Students (BASICS) is a series of two, hour long 1:1 counseling sessions of a preventative intervention, aimed at 18-24 year old college students who abuse alcohol. Using a non-confrontational and empathetic style, it assists students in making better decisions and reduce adverse effects of alcohol consumption.

This intervention program is provided by JMU’s University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office.  For more information on this intervention & the office’s assessment efforts, please click on this link:

http://www.jmu.edu/healthctr/sap/basics.shtml

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