REGIONAL PRACTICE NOTES:
5 rounds saturday with dinner, OR 4 rounds Saturday
Diversity and other Statements:
Just one quick note, Adam Scher was also in the room for the meeting
It was noted that we want to have more transparency within our pref systems. We want to provide a quick note on the prelim prefs at West Point. We set the preference range as 70 with a mutuality range of 30 for Novice (to reflect the larger number of novice-only judging). JV was set at 60 and 30 (to reflect the larger number of novice/JV-only judging), and Open was set at 50 and 30. In each round, below is the worst pref/mutuality that occured (note: a round with 60/24 means the worst preference any team had was a 60th percentile and the worst mutuality in any round was a 24, but the worst mutuality was not necessarily in the same debate as the team who received the worst preference). Note: when we went out of those standards, it was to replace no-show judges.
Novice JV Open
Round 1 70/20 51/17 48/12
Round 2 50/24 50/25 51/28
Round 3 68/23 58/28 45/29
Round 4 64/24 55/29 41/19
Round 5 60/30 44/29 41/29
Round 6 66/28 56/23 47/24
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NorthEast CEDA Regional Meeting , October 19, 2010, West Point
Jillian Marty Vermont
Neil Berch West Virginia
Vk Keenan CUNY
Chris Kozak Rutgers
Josh Imes New School
Kathryn Rubino USMA
Joe Patten Monmouth
Will Baker NYU
John Katsulas BC
Joe Schatz Binghamton
Gordie Miller Rochester
(also Janna White, Samantha Godbey, Melissa Mistretta, Joe Patrice)
Joe calls meeting to order at 2:16 PM, Gordie Miller takes minutes.
1. need to select new region representative , is nomination process , nominee goes to CEDA for approval/vote.
discussion about how the regional rep duties, costs to get NCA and CEDA Summer meeting,
Joe Schatz nominated Jillian Marty for regional Rep, Vik Keenan seconds. Unanimously approved.
2. Regionals discussion. Is it at West Conn? Tyler gave impression at Binghamton that it will be. Will suggests and all agree to to help Tyler and Max with “tournament manual” if wanted/needed.
3. Neil new business- Neil reads his proposal for increasing diversity at regional tournaments.
“ In order to create a more hospitable and educational environment, The NorthEast Region recognizes that diversity among debaters and judges is vitally important to the success of debate. Therefore, beginning with the February 2014 Regional Meeting, every potential tournament host seeking placement on the regional calendar shall offer a diversity plan for its tournament. At each regional meeting, the region will review the efficacy of previous efforts. These tournament based efforts should supplement rather than replace individual program efforts at improving diversity in hiring and recruitment.”
4. Discussion ensued about what are diversity measures, what is diversity,
5. Joe Schatz moves to bring resolution to vote, Chris Kozak seconds. Motion passed (Army abstain, BC NO, all others yes)
6. Will suggests we have one tournament where novices debate on paper to increase the flow, discussion on an experimental tournament, maybe in post round discussions, maybe no jumping till after speech, or maybe establish norms about when is prep time/jump drive. The suggested norm was that prep time ends when the other team gets the file/jump drive.
7. Vermont Internet Access- send Jillian email adress of anyone who wants wireless access at the Huber Debates by Thursday October 24.
8. Discussion of a regional tournament tab program. Tabroom CAT seems to get more and more complicated, we all agree we need more options and more people able/willing to tab.
9. Discussion of preference in novice divisions especially novice only judges. Then discussion of mutuality vs preference vs random with strikes. Lively discussion that frankly moved too fast for the minute taker to keep up. Was a general feeling that the method of mutuality/preference to be used at tournaments be declared. (preferably in tournament invite)
10. Discussion of how are we going to increase the quality of our judging? Teach ins, workshops, judge training, shadow judging, tournament where novices and novice-only judges have workshop/watch/judge debates during open/jv round 6 were all discussed as possibilities.
11. Will suggests we have an open discussion about each of our preferences maybe we can talk about judges we should move up/down, how we pref judges or get more chances.
1. Rashad is NDT chair now, He asked Neil to tab the District Tournament, Chair is responsible for verification/ndt enrollment, most importantly among other responsibilities. Vik Keenan nominates Jillian Marty for next district chair, Will Baker seconds. Unanimously passed. Those not present are Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Bard. Was agreed quorum was present.
Meeting adjourned 3:19 PM
University of Rochester