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 on: Today at 12:05:59 PM 
Started by Jordana - Last post by Jordana
Westminster is seeking an Assistant Debate Coach for the 2015-16 school year. Details are in the job description at the link below. It is a part-time position with no classroom teaching responsibilities.

This is an official position with the school and I do not control the hiring process, but do feel free to let me know if you are thinking of applying, and also I would be happy to try to answer any questions.   My gmail is

Here is the link:

Applications will be reviewed starting in January.

Happy holidays!

Jordana R. Sternberg
Director of Debate, The Westminster Schools

 on: Today at 06:51:23 AM 
Started by ceda - Last post by ceda
Thanks to everyone who stood for election. 41 schools voted on time. Congrats to the winners of the elections.

2nd VP: Amber Kelsie, Towson
Topic committee: Malcom Gordon, UMKC
East central: Brian DeLong, Indiana
Mid America: Joe Koehle, K-State
Pacific: Andy Montee, UNLV
Southeast: Patrick Waldinger, Miami
West: (tie) Ryan Cheek & Mick Souders — new ballot out soon

List of Schools Voting

Arizona State University
Baylor University
Boston College
California State University-Fullerton
Georgia State University
Johnson County Community College
Kansas State
Liberty University
Michigan State University
Missouri State
New School
Northwestern University
Samford University
San Francisco State University
Stanford University
Towson University
UC Berkeley
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Mary Washington
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
university of pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of Southern California
University of Wyoming
UT-San Antonio
Wayne State University
Weber State University
Whitman College
Wichita State

 on: December 19, 2014, 03:10:58 PM 
Started by hansonjb - Last post by hansonjb
hi all

I've now posted the first draft of the fall 2014 rankings.

please doublecheck the results. see

email me if you have any adjustments/corrections.

 on: December 16, 2014, 09:31:02 PM 
Started by mattmmoore - Last post by mattmmoore
If you have questions you can contact me at mattmmoore at the gmail

 on: December 15, 2014, 07:45:02 AM 
Started by UMDebate - Last post by UMDebate
If you plan to attend the Hurricane Debates on Jan 2-5, and you do not yet have hotel reservations, please make them IMMEDIATELY.  This is the Holiday High Season for Miami, and rooms are expensive and hard to find.  We believe the Indigo (the hotel identified in the Tournament Invitation) is full, although you may wish to try there first.  We have also been able to secure an additional block at the Miami Airport Marriott  for 119.00 USD  per night, but make your reservations immediately.  You can do so at the following link:

Our contact at the Marriott is Andrea Gonzales, 305.644.5595,

If you have questions, or if I can help you in any way, please contact me at 786-351-3813 or


David L. Steinberg
Director of Debate
Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies
University of Miami
PO Box 248127
Coral Gables, FL  33124
FLW 3015
786-351-3813 (cell)
305-284-5216 (fax)
Go Canes!!

 on: December 12, 2014, 04:00:33 PM 
Started by UMDebate - Last post by UMDebate
Friends and colleagues,

For the second year in a row, The University of Miami will host the Pan American Universities Debating Championships, this year on January 23-25.  This British Parliamentary (World’s) format competition has attracted teams from all over the US and at least 12 countries.  We offer competition in English and in Spanish.  We hope you will consider joining us.  Let us know if you have questions, and make hotel reservations soon.  They are expensive and hard to find in Miami in the winter!  The invitation is attached. 



David L. Steinberg
Director of Debate
Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies
University of Miami
PO Box 248127
Coral Gables, FL  33124
FLW 3015
786-351-3813 (cell)
305-284-5216 (fax)
Go Canes!!

 on: December 11, 2014, 11:01:11 AM 
Started by ceda - Last post by paulmabrey
Bump, the deadline is getting closer.

 on: December 10, 2014, 06:54:17 PM 
Started by joe leeson-schatz - Last post by joe leeson-schatz
JV/Novice Nationals @ Binghamton University
3/6/2015 – 3/8/2015

POLICY DIVISIONS: We will be hosting Novice and JV divisions following CEDA eligibility rules, including the Nov/JV exemption.  We will us a 9-3-6-10 format using the national CEDA/NDT topic for the 2013-2014 season, which is “Resolved: The United States should legalize all or nearly all of one or more of the following in the United States: marihuana, online gambling, physician-assisted suicide, prostitution, the sale of human organs”  We will allow swing teams to participate as needed and will allow mavericks to compete only after all other possibilities have been exhausted, no more than one per division.  Both will be eligible for elimination rounds.  Binghamton teams will be eligible to clear to elimination rounds.  We will use a 30 point scale, allowing for tenth of a decimal place, and NO TIES between debaters in the same round.  We will follow CEDA’s Council of Tournament’s directions for best practices unless otherwise stated within the invite.  The tab room staff will be announced soon.

DIVERSITY & SAFER SPACE POLICY: We will go out of our way to try and hire a diverse judge pool as well as allow for the opt-in method for judges in elimination rounds. We also plan on keeping the cushion of extra rounds to a minimum so that way all judges placed will judge their commitment. In addition, we will have a quiet room where debaters can find time to eliminate the stress of competition in a calm environment. If anyone registering has allergies, mobility needs, or anything else please inform us as soon as possible and we will do everything to make your participation at this year’s tournament a great one. We also have a zero tolerance policy for racial, sexual, or any other form of harassment. Violators will be asked to leave the tournament. If you are worried about specific past violators attending please message us directly at so we can investigate the issue in compliance with CEDA guidelines.

REGISTRATION: Registration for policy should be done via  

$50 per person in attendance.  Checks should be made out to “Binghamton University Speech & Debate Team.”  Teams with small budgets should ask for a fee reduction/waiver depending on their needs.  We will continue to try to make our tournament waste free.  We will no longer providing travel mugs since the net-ecological cost of using them is worse than recycling bottles and cans due to how bad people are at actually reusing them during the course of the tournament.  Please make sure that all bottles and cans end up in the proper recycling bin.  We will be having an unaffiliated staff member count the number of entries sent in per school at that time

Uncovered Team: $150 for a half obligation and $300 for a full obligation (this however cannot be waived as we need every available judge).  We encourage schools to donate extra rounds if possible and/or list themselves as available for hire.

We will be accepting registration up until the Wednesday (3/4/15) before the tournament at 11:59pm.  Any changes after that time should be phoned in to 607-765-3659 and/or e-mailed to as they occur.  Entries should include the names of debaters and which divisions, as well as a list of judges.  We will do our best to accommodate late drops but reserve the right to charge as necessary to cover expenses that take place after Thursday (3/15/15) 1pm EST.

WASTE FREE: We will try to be running our tournament waste free.  All materials bought for the tournament will be compostable or recyclable.  We ask participants to decrease their waste consumption while at Binghamton as well.  We will be using the garbage cans in classrooms to collect paper and other compostable materials.  We will have a couple of garbage cans spread out for things people may bring in that cannot be recycled or composted.  However, we ask that you do not put garbage in the trash cans inside classrooms and that you do properly deposit recyclables in recycling bins so we can quickly and efficiently collect compostables.

TOURNAMENT HOTEL: Quality Inn – University, Vestal NY is directly across the street from the University.  We have a block of rooms for $79.95 per night.  They are under the block “Binghamton University Debate Tournament.”  Reservations can be placed by calling the Holiday Inn at 607-729-6371.    

Policy Schedule

Fri, March 6, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm Registration at Grand Hall of Fine Arts
2:30pm – Release of Pairings
3:00pm – 5:00pm Round 1
5:00pm – 7:00pm Round 2
7:00pm – 7:30pm Grab n’ Go Dinner
7:30pm – 9:30pm Round 3                              

Sat, March 7, 2015
7:00am    Breakfast
8:00am – 10:00am Round 4
10:30am – 12:30pm Round 5
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:30pm Round 6
4:45pm – 6:45pm Round 7
7:00pm    Dinner for Competitors and Judges in Doubles
7:30pm – 9:30pm Double-Octo Finals as Necessary & Release of Bracket

Sun, March 8, 2015
8:00am – Breakfast & Release of Pairings                
9:00am – 11:00am Octo-Finals
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch & Awards
1:30pm – 3:30pm Quarter-Finals
4:00pm – 6:00pm Semi-Finals
6:30pm – 8:30pm Finals


Binghamton University is located one mile west of the city of Binghamton (in Vestal) and is a short drive from major urban centers in New York and neighboring states. A number of bus companies serve the area, and the Binghamton Regional Airport provides major airline service.

Follow 81 North or South to 17 West, toward Elmira, get off at exit 70S, heading towards “Binghamton Univ.”  Construction has changed the nature of what happens next this year so pay attention.  You should stay in the left lanes and take the skyway over the traffic circle, which will put you on the Fredrick Johnson Bridge (201S).  

To hotel: take the second exit (434 East) and the Quality Inn will be on your right and the University on your left.  Take your first right and turn into the parking lot, or continue down 434 East for several miles until the Skylark on your left near a Burger King, Vestal High School, and the Skylark Diner.

To campus: take the third and final exist (434 West).  Stay in the right lane that will put you on campus.  You’ll hit traffic circle.  Take the second exit.  If you’ve done the maneuver correctly you’ll pass a parking garage on your right.  Continue to follow the road until it puts you in front of a whole bunch of parking meters, which will happen after it makes you veer right.  Meter parking is free on weekends and the Fine Arts building is right in front of you.  Registration is on the second floor.  Signs should be posted around campus to make this process easier for you.

Hotel to campus: turn left coming out onto 434 at the intersection with Denny’s, then turn right onto campus at the next traffic light and follow above directions.

 on: December 10, 2014, 08:23:19 AM 
Started by charrigan - Last post by charrigan
MSU would like to buy 2 rounds of judging at the Fullerton tournament. If you are selling, please email me: charrigan AT gmail DOT com

 on: December 06, 2014, 02:41:29 AM 
Started by Stefan - Last post by Stefan
I'm once again looking for debate coaches work in China.  A job description follows, but I want to note a few changes from past posts:

*The job now includes working both inside and outside of schools.  Opportunities have now been established through a new ENREACH program for students who do not have debate in their schools.
*We anticipate needing 5-7 coaches for the fall, but we can now make earlier commitments to people because of growing demand. We expect that nearly 4,000 students will participate in debate through this program this year and that numbers will grow even higher next year.
*The listed job start date is March in order to give people greater opportunity to acclimate to China and participate in summer programming, but we are flexible on the start date -- Any time from March-August really works.


ENREACH is seeking full-time speech and debate coaches to be based in high schools and ENREACH centers in partnership with Dipont Education Management Group in different cities around China. The teacher may be asked to teach in the evenings and on weekends, and the teaching hour will be no more than 26 class periods per week, amounting to no more than 40 working hours.

•   Teaching the debate course provided by ENREACH at designated partner schools and ENREACH centers.
•   Assisting teachers at partner schools in recruiting and training students interested in speech and debate.
•   Organizing debate clubs and conducting individual and group practices during and after the academic day as well as on weekends.
•   Supervising and judging at local and national tournaments.
•   Training and supervising judges.
•   Preparation of research packets to be used by students in debate competitions.
•   Work collaboratively with other coaches in developing and refining debate course curriculum and general program development.

•   A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
•   Previous experience with high school speech/debate.
•   2 years of classroom teaching experience or other related work experience.
•   Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
•   Capable of cross-cultural communication.
•   No older than 60 years old.

Salary and Benefits:
•   ENREACH provides a competitive compensation package. Salary commensurate with experience.
•   ENREACH provides Generous housing allowance, overage baggage stipend not to exceed 3,000rmb and one round-trip flight ticket per year.
•   ENREACH provides medical insurance.
Based in major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai , Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Nanjing.

Start date: 2015 March
For consideration please email cover letter and CV to and

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