Students are assigned to various Substance Education programs according to a hearing officer’s decision about student needs.  There are 5 substance-related programs that are given as sanctions by the Office of Judicial Affairs.  Four of these programs are taught within our office & one is outsourced to the University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office (make this a link to their website) 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:

Office of Student Accountability Programs


UHC Substance Abuse Prevention Programs







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

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 High Expectations, 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

Quantitative Measure:


Students enrolled in By The Numbers are being given a sampling of questions based off of the CORE Alcohol & Drug Survey. They receive these questions after they have been sanctioned to By The Numbers. This is the only time they receive this measure.

This survey is already administered through our University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office (make link) at JMU. A copy of the most recent report from this survey (2013) can be found on their website.

Our office will be using this survey’s results to look at how students who have gone through the accountability process and were sanctioned to one of our substance programs answer these questions in comparison with the larger sample at JMU.

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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

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 High Expectations, 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

Quantitative Measure:

Students enrolled in Calling The Shots are being given a sampling of questions based off of the CORE Alcohol & Drug Survey. They receive these questions after they have been sanctioned to Calling The Shots. This is the only time they receive this measure.

This survey is already administered through our University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office (make link) at JMU. A copy of the most recent report from this survey (2013) can be found on their website.

Our office will be using this survey’s results to look at how students who have gone through the judicial process and were sanctioned to one of our substance programs answer these questions in comparison with the larger sample at JMU.

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BASICS Assessment


BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is an early-intervention program designed to help students evaluate the risks that may result from alcohol use. It is an empathetic, confidential, non-judgmental program open to all JMU students. Both of these programs consist of two, 50 minute interview sessions.

BASICS I uses self-assessment of alcohol use, behavior, and potential risks, and then helps students identify potential changes to reduce future alcohol-related negative consequences.

BASICS II provides personalized feedback by examining the ongoing consequences of alcohol use and current or previous action plans to reduce alcohol-related risk. BASICS II is appropriate when a student has previously participated in BASICS I either as a judicial or other mandated referral.

This intervention program is provided by JMU’s University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office (make link). For more information on this intervention & the office’s assessment efforts, please visit their website.

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High Expectations


High Expectations is an early-intervention program designed to help students evaluate the risks associated with marijuana and other drug use. It is an empathetic, confidential, non-judgmental program open to all JMU students.

This program consists of two, 50-minute interview sessions that use self-assessment of drug use, behavior, and potential risks, and then helps students identify potential changes to reduce future drug-related negative consequences. 

The goals & objectives for this program are under construction this academic year. The goals for this program are listed here:

High Expecations Goals

*Note: High Expectations is not being administered any assessments unique to this program. It is, however, serving as a comparison group for the knowledge rubrics for By The Numbers and Calling The Shots.

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