Substance Abuse Task Force Named
By Karen A. Grava
President Philip E. Austin has asked his recently named 24-member President's Task Force on Substance Abuse to develop by the end of March "workable recommendations", deadlines, and a list of the departments responsible for accomplishing the goals.
Headed by John DeWolf, professor of engineering, the task force includes faculty, staff, students, alumni, representatives of the Parents Association, and others.
Austin's charge to the task force is to define alcohol and substance abuse programs as they relate specifically to UConn; determine causes for the problem; and identify specific steps UConn administrator s, faculty, and students can take to mitigate the problem, including possible revisions to class scheduling.
The task force has also been asked to identify effective models used at other institutions to address similar problems, and to outline special issues that relate to students at severe risk.
Members of the task force are:
John DeWolf, engineering, chair