[eDebate] Time to Review the Merger

matt stannard stannardmatt
Thu Jun 8 15:00:03 CDT 2006

Aiding in this review process will be the results of the recent survey I did 
on why programs have left CEDA/NDT.  I'll post the results paper sometime 
this summer.


>From: "Andy Ellis" <andy.edebate at gmail.com>
>To: edebate <edebate at ndtceda.com>
>Subject: [eDebate] Time to Review the Merger
>Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 15:54:28 -0400
>We talked about this a little at the CEDA meeting, but a decade on its time
>to do an organizational review of the merger.
>we have had the time to see if the proposed benefits of the merger have 
>into being and we should decide as an organization if we are still
>interested. I know there are a bunch of you going um i have been saying 
>for a long time and well ok you have, but lets start to identify things we
>want to assess.
>For me they are the following. Identifying the reasons behind the merger 
>see if things have worked out as promised.
>Identify the 10 year trend for number of schools and students debating both
>regionaly and nationaly.
>identify the reasons people leave for parli and the reasons why.
>Identify the average annual budget (adjusted for inflationa etc) for
>programs in the top 10,25,50 of ceda rankings over the past decade.
>Do we still want to be a part of the NDT process? Has it paid off for us?
>Sometimes i think we tell the vicitors history here and it would be good to

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