"Hands down, IHEC should be the number one resource anew professional consults when entering the AOD field in higher Ed." Lyndsey Hawkins, MA, CPS.
The Illinois Higher Education Center, with support from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Positive Youth Development, is pleased to provide the following services to colleges and universities in Illinois:
Illinois institutions of higher education affiliated with IHEC may receive technical assistance in strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of AODV problem prevention efforts.
Professional Development Opportunities
IHEC supports and promotes trainings and conferences related to alcohol, other drug and violence prevention throughout each year. Specialty trainings are planned and delivered each year. See Continuing Education and Professional Development for more information and a list of current events.
Communications And Clearinghouse Materials
A variety of free resources and publications are available upon request. IHEC also utilizes a listserv and monthly newsletters for up to the minute information and news. Contact us to be added to our mailing lists.
Collaboration and Networking
Higher education administrators, wellness staff, students and concerned community members have several opportunities each year to network and collaborate with IHEC through the annual conferences; network meetings, training and the statewide coalition. See our Continuing Education and Professional Development page and ourAffiliate Meeting page for the latest offerings.
Assessment, Program Planning, And Evaluation :: Consultation Site Visit
IHEC staff members are available to guide colleges and universities in assessment, planning, and evaluation of campus AODV prevention efforts through technical assistance and use of assessment instruments developed for this project. The purpose of an IHEC consultation visit is for campuses to enhance or strengthen their current programming, provide data to justify need for future programming, and to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Contact us for more information and to schedule a visit.
Illinois Core Survey Consortium
Every two years IHEC conducts a state-wide administration of the Core Alcohol and Other Drug survey. Following the administration of the Core survey a summary of statewide alcohol and drug abuse rates is published.
Policy :: Biennial Review
IHEC's Dr. Eric Davidson is becoming nationally known for his expertise on policy, especially the federally mandated Biennial Review. Services are offered to campuses to review and evaluate current AODV policies and make adjustments and improvements to ensure compliance with the federally mandated Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. In house workshops and webinars are offered regularly as well. Contact Dr. Davidson for more information.