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DFSCA On-Line Resources and Links

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ Heartland Community College, Normal IL

One Day Workshop: DFSCA & Your Biennial Review 

The workshop will begin at 10:00am with a brief overview of the federal mandate and resources to help guide your Biennial Review process. The rest of the time will be spent developing your current document, peer reviews and one-on-one assistance. Please bring a laptop and a hard copy of your campus' report. Register for this workshop HERE

Example Biennial Review Reports

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations:National Higher Education Center Portal containing information and links regarding the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations

Complying With the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations [EDGAR Part 86]: A Guide for University and College Administrators:This guide assists IHEs in improving their prevention programs by looking at the Part 86 requirements, and how some IHEs have met them. The introduction presents the certification requirements IHEs must meet under the regulations and notes the consequences of failure to comply; it also provides information on meeting legal requirements not covered under Part 86 regulations. The subsequent chapters address each of the two general requirements of the Part 86 regulations. Chapter 2 outlines the requirements of the written annual notification and describes several formats that IHEs have used to present information required under the regulations to their students. Chapter 3 discusses the preparation of biennial reviews and provides excerpts from the reports of several IHEs. Appendices include a Part 86 Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations compliance checklist as well as a listing of strategic objectives and tactics focused on environmental change, with its accompanying checklist.

Catholic University of America DFSCA Summary:Provides a quick and simple summary of the requirements of the DFSCA.

HEA 101 Quick Guide: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Mandates :Provides information on updates to the Higher Education Act which now requires institutions to include within their biennial review the number of drug and alcohol-related incidents and fatalities occurring on campus, or as part of an institution’s activities, that are reported to campus officials; andThe number and type of sanctions imposed as a result of such incidents and fatalities.

Higher Education Act : Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Mandates Statutory Language :Actual statutes concerning the Drug Free Schools and Communities Acts higher education mandates.

Higher Education Act: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Mandates Regulatory Language : Actual statutes concerning the Drug Free Schools and Communities Acts higher education mandates.

Checklists and Assessment Tools

Part 86, Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations Compliance Checklist : A compliance checklist developed by the National Higher Education Center to help institutions better meet the requirements of the the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations . Checklist areas include: Annual Notification Policy Components, Annual Notification Policy Distribution, Biennial Review Processes, Biennial Review publication and certification process.

Biennial Review SUPPLEMENTAL CHECKLIST - Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (EDGAR Part 86) :Checklist containing some suggestions in assessing your AOD Program Elements, Normative Environment, Alcohol Availability, Marketing and Promotion of Alcohol, Policy Development and Enforcement, Statement of AOD Program Goals and a Discussion of Goal Achievement, Summaries of AOD Program Strengths and Weaknesses, AOD Policy Contents & Distribution.

National Higher Education Center FAQ’s - Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations