The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) requires institutions of higher education that receive federal funding to implement a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) for its campus community.  The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (the same office that oversees Clery) has found via Clery program reviews that the DFSCA requirement of conducting and documenting a biennial review of an institution’s DAAPP is one that is often a challenge. This webinar will address misconceptions about what a biennial review entails and who should be responsible for implementing it as well as providing tips for your next review.

 

Join Clery Center, DFSCA expert Mike DeBowes, and David Arnold for this webinar as we:

  • Review each of the requirements that must be included within an institution’s DAAPP
  • Explore the components of and strategies for conducting a biennial review
  • Provide tips and recommendations for campus prevention professionals to use when conducting reviews

Please submit any questions that you would like addressed during this webinar to Laura Egan at legan@clerycenter.org by September 24th so we can provide answers during the session.

 


Presenters:

 

Laura Egan
Senior Director Programs
Clery Center

Laura Egan oversees the development and execution of training and technical assistance projects, programs, and resources at Clery Center, including Clery Act Training Seminars, webinars, and National Campus Safety Awareness Month.  She presents nationally and provides individualized support on compliance with and implementation of Clery Act requirements, campus safety, compliance, and gender based violence and discrimination.  Prior to joining the Clery Center, Laura worked at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA for five years serving in both residence life and student conduct roles.

Laura earned a B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University and a M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.

 

Mike DeBowes
D. Stafford & Associates and the National Association for Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP)
Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Michael M. DeBowes is an experienced higher education administrator, author, and instructor.  From 2007-2014, he served as the Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at Old Dominion University (ODU), a large, public, metropolitan research university in southeastern Virginia. 

 Since 2014, Dr. DeBowes has served as the Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives for the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) and D. Stafford & Associates.  He has been affiliated as an Associate with D. Stafford & Associates since 2012. In these roles, DeBowes provides a variety of consulting, training, and technical assistance services related to institutional compliance with the Clery Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA). Dr. DeBowes also conducts assessments of student conduct codes, processes, and records management systems.  He has written numerous practitioner-focused white papers and journal articles and serves as editor of the Journal of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals.  Dr. DeBowes is also an adjunct faculty member in New England College’s Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program.

Dr. DeBowes graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Millersville University in 2004; a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) from the University of Vermont in 2006; an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from ODU in 2011; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education from ODU in 2014. His dissertation was recognized by the Association for Student Conduct Administration with the 2015 Dissertation of the Year Award.

 

David Arnold
Assistant Vice President for Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives
NASPA

David Arnold serves NASPA asAssistant Vice President for Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives, having joined the NASPA team in 2014 after 10 years working in college alcohol and other drug prevention and health promotion and work with the BACCHUS Network as the director of alcohol abuse prevention initiatives. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Texas, where he served as a peer educator and later a peer education advisor, receiving honors from the BACCHUS Network and American College Health Association. As a new professional, his work surrounded substance abuse prevention, the prevention of HIV infections among college students, and mental health outreach for 7 years at the University of North Texas during which time he was awarded by the University of North Texas School of Community Service and the Division of Student Development.
David has spoken or presented at over 50 national, regional, state, and local conferences on collegiate substance abuse prevention, substance abuse policy development and federal compliance, campus well-being initiatives, the measurement and contribution of health programs to student success, and
communication skills. David is a master trainer for the Certified Peer Educator program and directs the support of peer education initiatives provided by the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA. In his current role, David serves as the administrator of the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators
(CADE) and the Health Colleges Montana (HCM) statewide coalitions. David serves on coalitions and committees for substance abuse prevention, the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, quality improvement in college health, and other specific well-being initiatives. He is currently the chair of the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention (CoHEASAP).