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Proposed Amendment

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Clarify timeline for selecting national tournament hosts

Currently:

 

IX Section 2: The Executive Council of CEDA will receive bids from member schools wishing to host the tournament. Bids will be received at the Executive Council's fall meeting for the subsequent academic year's National Tournament.

 

Amend to:

 

“Bids should be received and reviewed no later than the Executive Council's fall meeting for the subsequent academic year's National Tournament.”

 

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Date of National Tournament

Currently:

 

IX. Section 1: The Association will host a National CEDA Tournament in late March or early April.

 

Amend to:

"The Association will host a National CEDA Tournament in March or April."

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Clarify enrollment verification

Enrollment Verification

 

Currently:

 

X Section 3: The National CEDA Tournament entry form shall include a section in which the Director of Forensics of students being entered into the tournament verifies by signature that each student is in good standing and/or the date of graduation of each student. In the case of student run programs, a faculty advisor, students activities director, or Dean of Students must confirm this information.

 

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Transparency in Voting Results

Amend Article IV, Section 5 - Duties of the Executive Secretary

Currently:

4.Announcing results, including reporting the total number of ballots received.

Amend to:

4.Announcing results, including reporting the total number of ballots received and the total number of votes cast for each candidate and each ballot item. The Executive Secretary should also publish a voter roll of each program that voted in that election. This information should only contain a list of which programs voted and not include any information about how that program voted.

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MPJ Clarification

Strike the last sentence in Article V, section 11:  "If a preference system is used, a version of a preference system must be used in all divisions (Open, JV, Novice, etc.) offered."

Insert the same language as bylaw XVII, section 4, paragraph D.

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Professional Conduct

Attached is a copy of the professional conduct amendment with revisions. Update: This amendment was passed in January 2009 and is now part of the CEDA governing documents.

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Proposed Professional Code of Conduct

Attached is the proposed professional conduct amendment. This item is open for public comment and will be submitted to the NCA business meeting.

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