[eDebate] CEDA Topic Process Update
Mon Mar 5 04:48:50 CST 2007
All of the papers that have been submitted to the CEDA Topic Selection
Committee are now available to be viewed at the ceda topic website
There are also open threads for each topic at the topic blog
http://blog.cedatopic.com/ Based on the volume of comments that took
place last summer, it would be a tremendous help to the committee if
comments could be left on that site. I will open new threads as specific
conversations warrant, so feel free to provide your input. You may also
subscribe to the topic blog by following the links at the bottom of the
page and thus stay in regular contact with blog traffic. There will also
be an open meeting at CEDA Nationals to facilitate the conversation.
The process now moves to the creation of a ballot for community vote. As
specified by the CEDA constitution, "/Within two weeks of the national
tournament the committee will report to the Executive Secretary no fewer
than three problem areas to be voted upon by the general membership."/
The committee will now begin reviewing the papers and your questions and
comments are much appreciated.
Finally, I would like to take an opportunity to thank all of these
volunteers who gave of their own time and energy to help the community.
I would note that every paper that was submitted appears on the site. It
is important to note that two of these ideas (genetic technology and
nonproliferation) were not on the original list last summer, but instead
the work of members of the community. I hope their work encourages
others to review the guidelines for controversy papers at
http://www.cedatopic.com/controversy.html to consider submitting a
paper in the future.
Chair-CEDA Topic Selection Committee
Gordon Stables, Ph.D.
Director of Debate
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California
Office: 213 740 2759 Fax: 213 740 3913
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