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 on: June 10, 2018, 06:29:29 AM 
Started by Adri - Last post by kurtfifelski
Topic Meeting 3.0 Livestream, begins at 9:00am est

 on: June 09, 2018, 07:42:10 AM 
Started by Adri - Last post by tripprebrovick

 on: June 08, 2018, 05:59:33 PM 
Started by Adri - Last post by Adri
Can be found here:

 on: June 08, 2018, 06:14:14 AM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
CEDA Business Meeting Agenda
Ann Arbor 6/8/2018

Treasurers Report, M.L. Sandoz

Agenda Items
NSDA Tabroom Services Agreement

2019 CEDA National Tournament Host bids
   State University of New York at Binghamton—April 17-23
   California State University-Long Beach—April 3-8

Contemporary Argumentation and Debate – Selection of New Editors

Eligibility Appeal

Research Committee, Brian Rubaie (Chair), Amber Kelsie, Kathryn Rubino, Travis Cram, Scott Harris

CEDA Awards Committee Report

Professional Conduct Issues

Topic Process Reform

Additional Business

 on: June 07, 2018, 01:03:03 PM 
Started by ccrensh - Last post by ccrensh
The Florida State University College of Communication has Graduate Assistantships available for Fall 2018:

We offer three programs at the Master’s level: Integrated Marketing Communication, Media and Communication Studies, and Public Interest Media and Communication. Learn more about our unique programs here:

At the PhD level, our program focuses on communication theory and research. For more information about our doctoral program, click here:

The application deadline for Fall is July 1. For more information about the process and the application, click here:

DON’T FORGET to mention your interest in a graduate assistantship for debate in your personal statement.

Check out our website for more information about Florida State Debate: Follow us on Facebook at: on Twitter at: and on Instagram at: @floridastatedebate

 on: June 07, 2018, 10:57:30 AM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
Cross Examination Debate Association Summer Meeting

The Summer Business Meeting and Topic meetings for the Cross Examination Debate Association will take place in Ann Arbor Michigan June 8-10, 2018. The University of Michigan is the host school for the summer meeting.


Friday, June 8
1-5 pm: CEDA Business Meeting    South Hall, 701 S State Street
5- 7 pm: Dinner break         
7-9 pm: Topic Meeting 1      South Hall, 701 S State Street

Saturday, June 9
9 am – Noon: Topic Meeting 2   Mason Hall 419 S State Street
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch break
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Topic Meeting 3   Mason Hall 419 S State Street
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner Break
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Topic Meeting 4   Mason Hall 419 S State Street
Sunday, June 10
9 am – Noon: Topic Meeting 5   Mason Hall 419 S State Street
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch break
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Topic Meeting 6   Mason Hall 419 S State Street

 on: June 05, 2018, 02:25:00 PM 
Started by SherryHall - Last post by SherryHall
From Bill Russell:

I know I am a week late on this, but had meant to write something as Joel stepped down as the Director at UT. I've known Joel for over 30 years, first as a competitor, and far better as coaches at different schools, and again as long time competitors in a great fantasy baseball league. As many have said Joel is one of the great guys in debate. Unfailingly kind and generous in every interaction, and just as giving to your students as to his. I remember several times watching Joel's post round RFD's of our students and loving the obvious thought given to the decisions, and his patience in talking the debaters through his thought process and the way he approached his decision, something that is amazingly helpful, at least for debaters that are listening. Smiley I learned a lot myself from watching the interactions. The Texas squad itself was also a great reflection of Joel, not only the competitive success, but the way it's members helped change debate, and what to me always seemed from the outside to be a great camaraderie. Joel has also been supportive of me, and always willing to offer any ideas, suggestions and support that he could through various ups and downs. Congratulations on an amazing career in debate Joel, and happy retirement!

 on: June 05, 2018, 10:05:23 AM 
Started by John Rief - Last post by John Rief
Call for Hosts: 2018 CIDD British Tour of the US

The Committee for International Discussion and Debate (CIDD) of the National Communication Association is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 British National Debating Team Tour. The activity of debate has creatively embraced this year’s NCA convention theme of communication at play throughout its long history. We hope you will consider adding a visit by this tour to your fall schedule as an opportunity to experience both the playful attitude of debate and the important consequences it can have for civic dialogue in both local and global settings.

We are currently seeking US colleges, universities, and community organizations to host the two debaters selected by the United Kingdom’s English Speaking Union.

Approximate Tour Dates: September 17, 2018 to November 11, 2018

Fees: Hosting fees support travel and coordination costs incurred by the tour. The hosting fee for a single school or organization is $800.00. Two or more coordinating schools in close geographical vicinity may qualify for a discount (see volume discounts below).

Hosts must provide, at minimum, suitable lodging, meals, and local transportation.

Deadline: Applications are due by Monday, July 2, 2018.

How to Bid: To place a bid to host the team, please enter all information into our online submission form:

Please consider conflicts with university holidays and other major events on your campus before placing your bid. Note that host institutions will be asked to sign a hosting contract before bids are confirmed. The CIDD Program Coordinator or Chair will notify hosts about the status of their bid via email.

Suggestions for Prospective Hosts: It is expected that all hosts will hold at least one public exhibition debate. Previous hosts have offered the following events and teaching opportunities:

 -Tour participants are usually interested in opportunities to do coaching sessions with high school or college students. The British Team has in the past been particularly interested in working with Urban Debate Leagues.

-Hosted their exhibition debate in conjunction with a major campus or community event, such as “International Week,” alumni events, or symposiums.

-Featured the British debaters in guest lectures, presentations, or question and answer periods with classes on debate, rhetoric, or British culture.

-Taken their guest to major (or minor) attractions of cultural or historical significance.

-Sought opportunities for visiting debaters to interact with students, alumni, and local dignitaries.

Before the tour commences, we will provide an informational hosting packet with a hosting contract, debater bios, possible debate topics, and other details. We will ask hosts to provide a projected itinerary (so we can help other hosts schedule time for breaks, laundry, and other essential needs) and copies of promotional materials. Hosts will also be expected to provide feedback about event attendance and academic/programmatic impact to CIDD at the conclusion of the visit.

Volume Discounts: Multiple tour stops in adjacent communities reduce overall travel costs and allow hosts to economize through collaboration. If there are other potential hosts in close geographic proximity (in other words, close enough that movement from school to school can be done by ground transportation at the host school’s expense) coordinating schools or organizations may be eligible for a discounted hosting fee. We offer $100 discounts for two coordinating schools and a $200 discount for three or more coordinating schools in a geographic area. To qualify for the discounted fee, ground transportation between coordinating schools must be provided. For example, if Northwestern, Loyola-Chicago, and Roosevelt University in Chicago bid to host in succession, each school would submit an application and pay a $600 hosting fee. If you are interested in a volume discount, please contact John Rief for more information.

Inquiries about the tour should be directed to John Rief, CIDD Chair at

 on: June 04, 2018, 09:42:20 AM 
Started by Avery_Henry - Last post by Avery_Henry
Southeast Missouri State University is looking to hire a debate coach. This is a one year temporary position with the expectation that it will become tenure track the following year. The team has traditionally done NEDA but from my experience the coach has the freedom to do what they want with the program.

The job call is below:

Term Instructor—One-Year Appointment

Rhetorical Studies and Debate

Department of Communication Studies

Primary Responsibilities

The instructor of Communication Studies will teach courses in public address, argumentation & debate, political communication, and other courses in area of expertise or departmental need. Ideally, the applicant will also oversee an award-winning debate program focused on civic advocacy. The candidate will teach the equivalent of a 12-hour course load per semester with three hours of the load devoted to debate duties.

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D. or ABD in Communication Studies (traditionally known as Speech Communication). Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/ government certified university.

* Public Address, Argumentation, or Debate training appropriately aligned with position responsibilities

* Successful/relevant experience teaching at the college/university level

* Demonstrated commitment to public address/debate as a means of civic engagement

* Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

* Commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community

* Commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.

Application Deadline: The position is available August, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 19, 2018.

Required Information: To apply, please e-mail the following items to Glen Williams, Chairperson of Communication Studies, at

* Brief letter of interest addressing position requirements

* Current curriculum vitae

* Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)

* Name and contact information of two references

Departmental Information: The Department of Communication Studies serves approximately 210 majors. Additional information available at:

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.


 on: June 04, 2018, 09:19:23 AM 
Started by rtb178 - Last post by rtb178

The Northwestern University School of Communication seeks an Associate Director of Debate for the Northwestern Debate Society.  The ideal candidate will combine administrative acumen, facility with technology and data management, and high-level intercollegiate debate coaching experience. The Associate Director will be expected to support Debate Society activities on and off-site as well as travel to tournaments according to program needs.

One of the most successful programs in the history of the activity, the Northwestern University Debate Society has an outstanding tradition of academic and competitive excellence.  The Associate Director is expected to help continue that tradition at the highest levels of national competition through effective organization and leadership skills. A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) is preferred.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Forensics, and will aid the Director with administrative responsibilities such as travel arrangements, technology and data collection, budgeting, supervision of the speech team, and organizing on-campus events such as the bi-annual Owen L Coon Invitational. The Associate Director will also represent the program on-campus through student programming and collaboration on strategic initiatives. The Associate Director will also participate in organizing and promoting the Northwestern Debate Institutes held each summer.
For full consideration, please send an email, subject line “Associate Director of Debate Application,” that includes a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, evidence of effectiveness in coaching and/or teaching, and contact information for three (3) references to both Randall Bush at and Dan Fitzmier at Consideration of applicants will begin immediately.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

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