Faculty and Staff Alcohol and Other Drug Survey
The purpose of the Faculty and Staff Alcohol and Other Drug Survey is to assess faculty and staff perceptions of alcohol and other drug use and problems on the NDSU campus, awareness of policy and policy enforcement, support for programming efforts to combat alcohol and other drug problems, awareness of university assessment efforts, and faculty and staff’s perceived ability to identify students who are experiencing a problem and refer them for help. Nine questions from the CORE Institute’s Faculty and Staff Environmental Alcohol and Other Drug Survey were used in order to provide comparison data with the 2008 survey.
The results of the Faculty and Staff Alcohol and Other Drug Survey are used to guide the efforts of the NDSU President's Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs.
2014 Faculty & Staff Alcohol and Other Drug Survey Summary
Major findings from the 2014 Faculty and Staff Survey:
- Alcohol and Other Drug Policy & Enforcement:
- Awareness of NDSU's alcohol and other drug (AOD) policies remains high (99.2%)
- Faculty and staff increasingly feel that NDSU is concerned about AOD-related prevention for its students (97.5%)
- Less than half believe AOD-related policies are consistently enforced on campus (38.2%)
- Perceived Student Behavior Regarding Alcohol and Other Drugs:
- Respondents underestimated the percentage of students who regularly consume alcohol than student-reported consumption rates (59.2% v. 74.9% (2012 CORE survey))
- Respondents overestimated the percentage of students who feel 'alcohol is necessary for having a good time' than actually reported by students (29.2% v. 8.0% (2012 CORE survey)).
- Involvement in prevention efforts:
- In addition to the 18.4% of Faculty/Staff currently involved in AOD prevention efforts at NDSU, another 20% indicated a desire to be involved in AOD prevention efforts.
- Time constraints are the most common barrier to involvement (61.7%), though there was a slight increase in Faculty/Staff reporting they do not know what opportunities exist for involvement (14.3%)
- Most respondents (96%) indicated if they would refer a student to help if they perceived the student was struggling with AOD misuse , but less (70%) indicated they knew how to refer a student to help.
What can you do?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we work closely with many NDSU and community stakeholders to refine and implement effective AOD-related policies.
Learn about what students think and do regarding AOD choices and behavior from our CORE survey results.
We encourage all faculty and staff to get involved. Attending one of many 1-hour LiveREAL Mentor training sessions is a great place to start.
Find more information in our Faculty & Staff Survey Full Summary 2014.
2011 Faculty & Staff Alcohol and Other Drug Survey Summary
Major findings for faculty/staff include:
- Vast majority of NDSU faculty and staff are aware of an NDSU AOD policy (98%) and believe NDSU is concerned about prevention (94.8%)
- Large increase in the number of faculty and staff aware of AOD training programs at NDSU (69.5%, up from 34.7% in 2008)
- Slight decrease in faculty and staff who know how to refer a student or colleague with AOD problems (68.3%, down from 69.1%)
- Slight decrease in faculty and staff who wish to be involved in AOD prevention efforts (36%, down from 38.4%
- Overall, 41.6% of faculty and staff would like to learn more about incorporating AOD prevention messages into their interactions with students
For additional results, download the complete 2011 Faculty and Staff Alcohol and Other Drug Survey Summary