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 on: February 13, 2019, 08:40:47 AM 
Started by SherryHall - Last post by SherryHall
Arizona State University
Baylor University
Binghamton University
Boston College
California State University @ Fullerton
California State University @ Long Beach
Concordia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Emory University
Emporia State University
Fresno State University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Gonzaga University
Harvard University
Indiana University
James Madison University
Johnson County Community College
Kansas City Community College
Kansas State University
Liberty University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
Missouri State University
New School
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Purdue University
Rochester University
Rutgers University
Samford University
Trinity University
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of California @ Berkeley
University of Central Florida
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Mary Washington
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri @ Kansas City
University of Nevada @ Las Vegas
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of Southern California
University of Texas @ Austin
University of Texas @ Dallas
University of Texas @ San Antonio
University of Wisconsin @ Madison
University of Wyoming
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Wayne State University
Weber State University
West Georgia University
West Virginia University
Wichita State University

 on: February 12, 2019, 05:13:59 PM 
Started by BrendonBankey - Last post by BrendonBankey
Texas is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Coordinator for University of Texas National Institute in Forensics. The duties for this position do not require coaching/travel.

For more information, see:

Feel free to email me if you have any questions - brendon.bankey [at]

 on: February 11, 2019, 03:49:32 PM 
Started by sharris - Last post by Adam Symonds
Thanks! Rooms in the block appear to be King/sofa bed only. Is that a bug or should I book them now?

 on: February 11, 2019, 03:39:54 PM 
Started by rcheek - Last post by rcheek
Weber State University has posted job calls seeking applications for two faculty positions in the department of communication: a Director of Debate and a Director of Speech. Please click the links below for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Director of Debate:
Director of Speech:

 on: February 11, 2019, 02:36:48 PM 
Started by sarahtp73 - Last post by sarahtp73
Please congratulate the First-Round At-Large qualifiers to the 2019 National Debate Tournament:

First-Round At-Large Bids to the 2019 NDT (Alphabetical Order)
Binghamton Allan & Yan
Emory Gazmararian & Shaikh
Georgia Agrawal & Ramanan
Georgia Rice & Stupek
Harvard Cooper & Midha
Kansas Hegna & Martin
Kentucky Bannister & Trufanov
Liberty Harrington & Thomas
Michigan Goldschlag & Walrath
Northwestern Jankovsky & Weideman
Oklahoma Juarez & Smith
Oklahoma Pickens & White
UC Berkeley Fleming & Gray
UC Berkeley Ramesh & Neelakandan
UNLV Horn & Smith
Wake Forest Edwards & Fernandez

 on: February 11, 2019, 07:11:04 AM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
The invitation for the 2019 CEDA National Tournament is attached.

 on: February 08, 2019, 04:05:33 PM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
2019 Officers Results
Fri, 2019-02-01 19:29 - ceda
Thanks to everyone who voted and congrats to the new CEDA officers.

Treasurer - Joe Patrice

2nd VP - Nick Ryan

Topic Rep At-large - Will Jensen

Undergrad Rep - Miles Gray

Graduate Rep - Natalie Bennie

Pacific Rep - Derek Buescher

West Rep - Michael Eisenstadt

East Central Rep - Kurt Fifelski

Southeast Rep - Allison Harper

Mid-America Rep - Matt Moore

Voting Schools:
Arizona State University
Binghamton University
Boston College
Concordia College
Emory University
Emporia State University
Fresno State University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Indiana University
Johnson County Community College
Kansas State University
Liberty University
Missouri State University
New York University
Northwestern University
The New School
Univ. of Florida
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Mary Washington
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
Vanderbilt University
Wayne State University
West Virginia University
Wichita State University

 on: February 06, 2019, 08:54:52 AM 
Started by katsulas - Last post by katsulas
Here's the current list that I have for NDT schools who have paid their AFA dues:

Boston College (lifetime)
George Mason (lifetime)
James Madison
Southwest Missouri State
U of Florida
U of Georgia
U of Iowa
U of Kansas
U of Kentucky
U of Mary Washington
U of Miami
U of Minnesota
U of Texas (lifetime)
Wake Forest
Wayne State

contact me if you have any questions.

John Katsulas, <>

 on: February 05, 2019, 04:30:00 PM 
Started by DrScott - Last post by DrScott

DOF position at West Chester University (PA)

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Communication and Media invites applicants for a one-year Assistant Professor or Instructor position to begin in August 2019. We are seeking candidates who have the ability to serve as the Forensics Director of our nationally competitive forensics team.

Primary responsibilities for this position include directing a forensics program with a tradition of excellence in national and regional competition, traveling with students in university vehicles to competitions, organizing and hosting tournaments, recruiting and supervising graduate assistants, developing and administering the team's annual budget, and fundraising and alumni relations. In addition to directing the forensics team, this position will require teaching two courses per semester in our undergraduate major such as public speaking and argumentation or upper division courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

We seek teacher-scholars who are committed to student interaction and who will contribute to our valued collegial atmosphere. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process including a teaching demonstration to be considered as a finalist. This position may be renewed for a second year, pending available funding and successful evaluation in April of 2020.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates must:

Demonstrate leadership/extensive experience in competitive intercollegiate forensics.
Have experience teaching courses such as public speaking or argumentation.
Demonstrate excellence in speech and debate coaching.
Demonstrate excellence in university-level teaching.
Articulate a scholarly agenda.
a Ph.D. in communication from an accredited university by August 2019 is preferred; however, ABD are encouraged to apply at the Assistant Professor rank. Additionally, persons with a master's and significant professional experience are encouraged to apply at the Instructor level.
The Department of Communication and Media values teacher-scholars who are committed to excellent teaching and student interaction, active scholarship, a commitment to service, and who will contribute to our valued collegial atmosphere. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process including a teaching demonstration to be considered as a finalist.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin (30 days from posting date) and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should apply online at

Application materials posted online must include: (1) a letter of application describing fit for the position and teaching interests, (2) a current vita, (3) a list of three references with contact information, 4) copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted in application but official transcripts required before time of employment), and (5) evidence of teaching and coaching effectiveness. Finalists for this position must successfully complete an on-campus interview including a teaching/research demonstration. Candidates who advance to the campus visit stage should be prepared to submit written reference letters upon request.

Please address inquiries about this position to Dr. Bessie Lawton, Search Chair at

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including same-sex domestic partner benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 17,000 students. The university is located in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City and Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

 on: February 05, 2019, 03:32:11 PM 
Started by Dinger - Last post by Dinger

It's about that time again!  I am excited to encourage you to nominate students, coaches and colleagues for CEDA Awards.

Nominations are due Friday, March 8th and are made via CEDA’s website ( There is a section on the front page for award nominations.

We are seeking nominations for the following awards:

ALL-AMERICANS – honoring a maximum of 30 students (max of 2 per school) who demonstrate demonstrate competitive success, academic success, good conduct, and contributions to their squad.

NATIONAL DEBATE SCHOLARS – honoring students who maintain strong academic records in addition to their competitive accomplishments. There are four categories of National Debate Scholars:
a. National Debate Scholar – summa cum laude. Minimum 3.75 GPA.
b. National Debate Scholar - magna cum laude. Minimum 3.5 GPA.
c. National Debate Scholar - cum laude. Minimum 3.25 GPA.
d. National Debate Scholar – Honorable Mention. Minimum 3.0 GPA

THE BRIAN “BABY JO” JOHNSTON DEBATER OF THE YEAR AWARD – The Baby Jo Award is meant to celebrate the best of the best in our community. The ideal candidate demonstrates competitive success and a commitment to represent the highest values of the debate community.

THE OUTSTANDING NEW COMPETITOR AWARD – this award is for people who began their participation in interscholastic debate in college, are in their first year of competition and are participating at the CEDA championship tournament. Applications should demonstrate growth and strong participation in the activity.

THE MATT GRINDY OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT COACH – This award is intended to recognize excellence in graduate and professional obligations as well as their work as coaches.

THE GALENTINE AWARD – This award is named after Rebecca Galentine and is designed to recognize an outstanding female debate coach in CEDA. The ideal candidate can demonstrate service to programs and the organization, community building and competitive success.

THE BROWNLEE AWARD -  The Brownlee Award is given annually to a forensic educator who demonstrates outstanding achievement in scholarship, education and service to CEDA. The award is named in honor of longtime coach and founding CEDA member Don Brownlee.

THE CEDA ALUMNI AWARD - This award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution and service by a program alumna of a member school.

THE NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBATE AWARD - This award is given to the intercollegiate debate program which, over the course of the past academic year, has best advanced the values of debate in the public sphere.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR - The award acknowledges the contribution of an individual during the past year that made a positive contribution to public discourse on matters of social import.

Patrick Waldinger
1st Vice President

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