[eDebate] National Developmental Conference for Debate

Timothy O'Donnell todonnel
Mon Apr 13 11:25:11 CDT 2009

Forwarded for Allan Louden:

The National Developmental Conference, will be held at Wake Forest, June 
5-7, immediately following the CEDA Summer Meeting and Topic Selection. 
The conference is an important investment in the future of Debate. Many 
are planning on attending, but we are hoping for misrepresentation from 
across our activity.  The working document of those participating is 
provided below. I know I have spoken informally with others who plan on 
being there but I have not included them yet. I also learned at the NDT 
others are attending but I missed that.

This message to invite folks to take part.  If you are not named below 
(or mis-listed) let me know at louden at wfu.edu.  Also indicate which 
grouping you would like to work with.  Some groups are still evolving 
and additional names will be added.

*Also*, updates for the Conference are being posted at the CEDA site: 
You can find the past conference, schedule, hotel reservation 
information, etc.

You can also set your RSS feed and automatically receive any updates 
posted on the site


*Professional Development, Research, and Advancement*

*_Tenure and Promotion Working Group_*

Chair:* Robin Rowland*, University of Kansas

Members: Jarrod Atchison, Trinity University
              Matt Gerber, Baylor Univ
              Derek Buescher, Puget Sound
              Steve Hunt, Lewis and Clark (Remote participant)
              Ryan Galloway, Samford Univ
              Kelly McDonald, Arizona State Univ
              Jeff Jarman, Wichita State Univ

/Aims and Tasks/: The purpose of this working group is to examine the 
relationship between the coaching profession and tenure and promotion. 
The working group should begin by examining the status of tenure stream 
debate coaches throughout the academy and design a set of 
recommendations and standards for a variety of institutions.

*_Scholarship and Research Working Group_*

Chair: *Gordon Mitchell, *University of Pittsburgh

Members:  Pete Bsumek, James Madison
               Jeff Richards, Sammamish HS, Bellevue, WA
               Ben Voth, Southern Methodist Univ. flexible on group 
               Chris Lundburg, Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
               Michael Jensen, National Academy of Sciences (Advisory 
Researcher: Michael Mangus, Univ of Pittsburgh
Aims and Tasks/: The purpose of this working group is to foster research 
and scholarship by examining the culture and prevailing norms among 
debate professionals toward research and scholarship, identify 
opportunities for innovation in scholarship, examine existing outlets 
and imagine new possibilities for research and scholarship about debate 
and/or by debaters.

*_Development and Advancement in the Co_*_*aching Profession*_

Chair:* David Hingstman, *University of Iowa

Members:  Brian Lain, Univ of North Texas
               David Cram Helwich, Univ of Minnesota
               Mike Hester, State Univ of West Georgia
               Blake Abbott, Univ of Georgia


/Aims and Tasks/: The purpose of this working group is to examine and 
inventory the variety of professional debate coaching positions 
represented at institutions across the country. This inventory should 
include: type of position, salary range, benefits, work load, and 
support for professional development. The working group is charged with 
drafting a set of suggested standards and benchmarks for institutions 
that employ debate coaches.

*Innovation, Practice, and the State of the Art*

_*Innovations in Debate Working Group*_

Chair:* Karla Leeper, *Baylor University

Members: Sarah Partlow Lefevre
                              Duane Fish, Northwest College
                              John Reif, Univ of Pittsburgh (Awaiting 
                              Sara Spring, Univ of Iowa
                              Casey Harrigan, Univ of Georgia
                              Kelly congdon, Univ of Richmond

/Aims and Tasks/: The purpose of this working group is to explore the 
possibilities for innovation in debating styles, formats, and practices 
including the introduction and use of new media technologies in 
intercollegiate debate practice; Will look at debate's place in 21st 
Century Academy.

*_Best Practices Working Group_*

Chair: *Rich Edwards*, Baylor University

Members:  Gary Larson, Wheaton
               Ross Smith, Wake Forest
               Brent Brossmann, John Carroll Univ
               Will Repko, Michigan State Univ
               Bill Newnam, Emory Univ
               Mike Hall, Liberty Univ

Researchers: Jon Bruschke, CSU-Fullerton

/Aims and Tasks/: The purpose of this working group is to explore and 
identify best practices related to tournament debating. The charge of 
this working group involves assessing such issues as: Tournament 
schedules, Debate program management, Debate program administration, 
judge preference.

*Community and Organization Building*

_*Governance and Working Group*_

Chair: *Gordon Stables, *University of Southern California

Members:   Dan Cronn-Mills, Minnesota State Univ-Mankato
                Teddy Albiniak, USC
                Omar Gruvera (tentative)
                Andrew Barnes, Georgia State Univ
                Eric Morris, Missouri State Univ
                ML Sandoz, Vanderbilt Univ


/Aims and Tasks/: The purpose of this working group is to 1) examine the 
relationships between the various organizations supporting a debate 
education in the United States, 2) examine issues of jurisdiction 
governing policy debate, 3) examine issues of calendar and scheduling

_*Charting Post-Debate Networks Working Group*_

Chair: *Scott Segal, *Bracewell & Giuliani L.L.P.

Members:   Josh Zive,DC
                Dave Arnett, Cal Berkeley (not confirmed)
                Sue Peterson, CSU Chico (Remote)
                Sarah Holbrook, State Univ of West Georgia


/Aims and Tasks/: What becomes of debaters? The goal of this group is to 
conduct a survey of career paths, build alumni networks, and sketch 
plans and possibilities for linking the debate community with others 
outside of the academy.

*The Rationale and Agenda for Policy Debate in the 21st Century*

_*Rational For Policy Debate Working Group*_

Chair: *Tim O'Donnell,* University of Mary Washington

         Members:  Will Baker, New York University
                             Terri Easley, Johnson County CC
                             Joe Bellon, Georgia State Univ.
                             John Kastulas, Boston College
                             Bill Keith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

      Researchers: Sarah Spring, Iowa

                                Carly Woods, Pittsburgh
                                Joe Packer, Pittsburgh

/Aims and Tasks/: The goal of this working group is to conduct a review 
of the literature on the value of debate, articulate links between the 
activity and higher education, collect testimonials and research 
projects designed to assess and evaluate the activity, and craft a 
comprehensive and persuasive rationale for policy debate in the 21st 

*_Controversies in Debate Pedagogy Working Group_*

Chair: *Ed Panetta, *University of Georgia

Members: Kevin Kuswa, Univ of Richmond
              Dan Fitzmier, Northwestern Univ.
              David Steinburg, Univ. of Miami (FL)
              Fred Sternhagen, Concordia College
              Ed Lee, Emory Univ.
              Sherry Hall, Harvard Univ

Researchers: Will Mosley-Jensen

/Aims and Tasks/: The purpose of this working group is to identify and 
examine trends and competing models in argumentation and debate pedagogy 
and practice.


    *Schedule for National Developmental Conference*

*Friday June 5 *

6:00 pm hosted reception at Sundance Plaza Hotel

7:00 pm. Plenary Sessions with Conference Charge and Opening Speaker - 
William M. Keith, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Author of /Democracy as 
Discusssion /(2007)

*Saturday June 6*

9:00-Noon -- Organizational Working Groups

2:-00-5:00 -- group working sessions

Evening -- Reception -- some groups my want a short working session

*Sunday June 7 *

9:00-Noon -- Group working session

2:00-4:00 -- Conclusion work by groups

4:30-6:30 -- Report of eight working groups.

7:30 -- Wrap up buffet and reception.

Allan Louden, Dir. of Graduate Studies, Communication	
Wake Forest University
Box 7347, Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC  27109
(336) 758-5408 (Office)
(336) 406-8451 (Cell)

Timothy M. O'Donnell
Director of Debate and Associate Professor of Speech
University of Mary Washington
1201 William St., #25
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
todonnel at umw.edu
(540) 654-1252 (office)
(540) 654-1569 (fax)

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