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5th Annual College Symposium
October 14, 2016
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Lyndon State College
Moore Community Room
9:30 - 4:00
This year’s focus is “Cannabis on Campus”. Participants will hear about the latest research on cannabis and its subtle and not so subtle impacts on academics & health, see what cannabis looks like at the ground level, and walk away with tools for engaging faculty in these issues and strategies for implementing campus level interventions.
Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D., Director
Center on Young Adult Health & Development, University of Maryland
Cannabis Use and Student Outcomes:
What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know
Cannabis use can adversely impact student learning in many ways. For example, research studies have shown that 31% of marijuana-using students reported that they skipped classes “regularly or often” compared to 15% of their non-using peers. This presentation will describe the latest scientific evidence on the connections between cannabis use and student outcomes, with an emphasis on student mental health, well-being and academic performance. Multiple opportunities for colleges to intervene early exist to promote student success—and creative ideas about using existing resources to do so will be discussed.
“Cannabis Culture on Campus: A Fleek College Story”:
Apps like SnapChat allow groups of people to share pictures. But when their pictures got banned from SnapChat, college students turned to apps like Fleek to tell their “unofficial campus story.” These images give us insight into campus culture and provide an update on trends.
“Assessing Faculty Experiences Around AOD Issues & Their Willingness to Engage in the Issue”:
In many ways, faculty are on the front lines of the problem around high-risk student use of alcohol and cannabis on college campuses. Yet faculty, who are also arguably the most influential adults in students’ life on campus, have rarely been understood to play a role in the mitigation of high-risk substance use by their students. In the efforts to understand the role faculty might play in intervention, UVM conducted a survey of faculty in the spring of 2016 that asked whether faculty perceived the effects of student use of alcohol and other drugs, the ways that student behavior around alcohol and other drugs may have affected their work, and whether they intervened or not. This presentation will share the results of that survey, and begin a conversation on some of the ways faculty might play a role in changing the landscape around students’ high-risk drinking and cannabis use.
Who Should Attend?
Campus faculty & staff including student affairs & academic assistance, counseling, medical, health & wellness, housing/residential/student life and community partners including community coalitions & prevention professionals working with youth & young adults.
Pending for Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors
Breakfast and Catered Lunch are included
Registration Fee $35.00
This Event is Sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health
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