[eDebate] question for people--what is a "small school?"
Fri Apr 22 14:54:48 CDT 2005
to some degree this question isn't going to get answered--especially since
clearly, it is a matter of degrees but i'm curious what people think of as
criteria for saying a debate teams is from/is a "small school." are the
below the key elements? are there more criteria?
number of coaches devoted to policy debate?
number of coaches that have time to cut cards/are intensively involved in
the arguments in policy debate?
number of policy debaters on the team?
number of policy debaters on the team that cut cards?
the team's total budget?
the team's budget per policy debater?
do we factor in higher costs for travel from some areas?
do we count fund raising or not? eg endowments? eg hs tournaments? eg hs
the number of students enrolled at the school?
the number of students enrolled in the specific college/division of the
school? (assuming more segregated educational units make up the school as a
whole--eg honors college at u. michigan--assuming that is the only college
where u michigan debaters were enrolled)
to some degree, i'm throwing this out because i think the "we're a small
school" line gets used far too loosely but i'm also genuinely interested in
what people think.
hansonjb at whitman.edu
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