[eDebate] Announcements: National Development Conference on Debate
Tue May 26 11:01:30 CDT 2009
The National Development Conference on Debate convenes in two weeks.
If you are attending and do not appear on this list of participants
below please send and e-mail to Allan Louden, Conference coordinator
(louden at wfu.edu)
Look for hotel information and schedule at the bottom of this message:
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.
Kelly Young, Wayne State Univ
Tom Hollihan, Univ of Southern California (Remote)
David Zarefsky, Northwestern Univ.(Remote)
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
Matt Stannard, Univ of Wyomng
(Additional members to be announced)
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 Coaching Profession
Chair: David Hingstman, University of Iowa
Members: Brian Lain, Univ of North Texas
David Cram Helwich, Univ of Minnesota
Blake Abbott, Univ of Georgia
Mike Davis, James Madison Univ.
Taylor Hahn, Wake Forest Univ.
Researchers:Shruti Chaganti - James Madison Univ
Sean Lowry - James Madison Univ
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
John Reif, Univ of Pittsburgh (Awaiting
Sara Spring, Univ of Iowa
Casey Harrigan, Univ of Georgia
Kelly Congdon, Univ of Richmond
Scott Varda, Baylor Univ
Aaron Hardy, Whitman College (Remote)
Blake Abbott, Univ of Georgia
Researchers: Josh Gonzales, Wake Forest Univ.
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
inteBest 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 (remote)
Mike Hall, Liberty Univ
Kris Willis, Appalachian State Univ
Michael Antonucci, Georgetown Univ.
John Fritch, Univ. of Northern Iowa
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,
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, Weber State Univ (tentative)
Andrew Barnes, Georgia State Univ
Eric Morris, Missouri State Univ
ML Sandoz, Vanderbilt Univ
Terri Easley, Johnson County CC
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.,, Washington DC
Members: Josh Zive, Bracewell & Giuliani, Washington DC (remote)
Brad Hall, Al Gore's Office
Dave Arnett, Cal Berkeley (not confirmed)
Sue Peterson, CSU Chico (Remote)
Sarah Holbrook, State Univ of West Georgia
Mike Hester, State Univ of West Georgia
Ross Smith, Wake Forest Univ.
Andrea Reed, Wake Forest Univ.
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
Joe Bellon, Georgia State Univ.
John Kastulas, Boston College
Bill Keith, University of
Stephan Bauschard, Lakeland School
Warren Decker, George Mason Univ
Danielle Verney O'Gorman, US Naval Academy
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 Steinberg, Univ. of Miami (FL)
Fred Sternhagen, Concordia College
Ed Lee, Emory Univ.
Sherry Hall, Harvard Univ
Researchers: Will Mosley-Jensen, Univ of Georgia
John Turner, Dartmouth College (remote)
Aims and Tasks: The purpose of thisand practice.
Participation - Alternative Models Working Group
Chair: Allan Louden, Wake Forest Univ
Members: Carol Winkler, Georgia State Univ (remote)
John W. Davis Debate Solutions, Baltimore
Will Baker, New York Univ
Scott Deatherage, National Urban Debate League, Chicago
Beth Skinner, Towson State
Noel Selegzi, International Debate Education Association
Alfred Snyder, Univ of Vermont (Remote)
Melissa Wade, Emory Univ
Aims and Tasks: The purpose of this working group is to identify and
examine alternative models in debate participation: for example: NAUDL,
IDEA, ALOUD, NDProject, HBCs, DOJ crime projects, Debate across the
National Debate Developmental Conference (NDDC) Schedule
Friday June 5
4:00 pm ? 6:00 pm - Registration at Sundance Plaza Hotel Lobby-
Information packet provided.
7:00 pm ? 7:30 pm - Keynote Speech Conference Opener in Hotel
Piedmont Room-Plenary Sessions with Conference Charge and Opening
Speaker: William M. Keith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Author of
Democracy as Discussion (2007)
7:30 pm ? 9:00 pm - Hosted Reception at Sundance Plaza Hotel -Hot
hors d?oeuvres and an open bar at the outside swimming lounge area.
Saturday June 6
9:00 am-7:00 pm - Organizational Working Groups - Groups will meet
separately in one of the nine selected meeting rooms.
Lunch on Your Own ? See the local restaurant listing provided in
your information packet. Refreshments Available - Coffee, beverage, and
cookies station conveniently located outside conference rooms from ? 1pm
8:00 pm ? 10:00 pm - Dinner at Putter?s Patio & Grill ? The
conference has sold out Putter?s for an evening of delicious North
Carolinian grill-out entrees. 3 minute walk from the hotel.
Sunday June 7
9:00am-Noon - Organizational Working Groups ? Groups will meet in
the same corresponding conference rooms as Saturday.
Noon-2:00 pm - Lunch on Your Own. Refreshments Available outside
conference room 1pm- 5pm
2:00 pm-6:30 pm - Presentations by Working Groups ? Each group
will have a time to present finding, resolutions, invite debate, etc. .
Presentations will take place in the Piedmont/Blueridge Peak Conference
area. Computer projection capabilities will be available.
7:30 pm-9:00 pm - Wrap-Up Buffet and Reception ? Meet at the
common room (Sunspree, Vivians, Bistro &Sierra I, II, & III) for entrees
of herb baked chicken, roast beef w/ Au ju, and vegetable lasagna with
sides and salads.
Transportation: We will have airport pickup (Piedmont Triad Airport
(GSO) to the hotel. If you can send your request for transportation to
louden at wfu and hobemn5 at wfu.edu it will be appreciated. Otherwise look
for the airport express limo.
Rate: 74.99 single.
Sundance Plaza Hotel, Spa & Wellness Center, 3050 University Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: Latrice Jefferson, Sales & Catering Manager, 336 723-2911 Ext. 4
E-mail: ljsundance at yahoo.com
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)
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