AlcoholEdu for College is a 2- to 3-hour program produced by EverFi (formerly Outside the Classroom). Delivered in an interactive web-based format, this evidence based course provides basic information about alcohol use and is designed to encourage students to make healthful or low risk choices. The course consists of five modules, which include a knowledge pre-test, program content, an exam, and surveys assessing alcohol-related attitudes and behavior. Part 1 (Modules 1-4) must be completed by students by August 15th, 2012. Part 2 (Module 5) consists of a review of course material and a follow-up survey; Part 2 must be completed by November 5th, 2012.
Module 1: Where do you stand? This module includes an introduction to the course as well as a video on standard drink sizes. The knowledge pre-test and survey 1 are administered during this module.
Module 2: Getting the Facts. This module includes information about alcohol expectancies and influences, information on the effects of alcohol on the mind and body, and information on Elon’s policies and local laws about alcohol use.
Module 3: Deciding for Yourself. This module includes a tool for setting goals, an exercise for building a personal plan with protective behaviors, and information on how to help friends in various situations involving alcohol.
Module 4: Review and Exam. The exam and survey 2 are administered during this module. We mandate a minimum score of 80% on the exam to pass the course; students who fail the exam can review course material then take another exam.
Module 5: Mastering the College Environment. This module includes a review of the course thus far as well as guidance on further developing their personal plan, strategies around dealing with stress in college, and information on how to help a friend who may have an alcohol addiction. Survey 3 is administered during this module.
The surveys built into AlcoholEdu for College are designed to assess students’ attitudes and behaviors before, during, and after the course. All individual responses on surveys and exams are confidential and anonymous; survey results will only be available only in an aggregate format. We do track course progress and exam scores but are not able to access specific responses to any exam or survey questions.
Should students experience any technical difficulties, the AlcoholEdu Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click on the “Technical Help” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every AlcoholEdu for College screen.