The Professional Review Board (PRB) of the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) reviews complaints and submits recommendations to the CEDA President regarding appropriate sanctions.
This site lists the public sanctions imposed by the President of CEDA.
Eric Marlow has been sanctioned by the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Professional Review Board (PRB) for unprofessional conduct in violation of the CEDA constitution. The sanction excludes Marlow from participation in the CEDA organization and CEDA sanctioned events for a period of no less that 20 years (through 2033). Any school that chooses to employ Eric Marlow will not be eligible to earn CEDA points or be allowed participation in the organization during the duration of his employment. Any tournament that allows him to participate risks loss of CEDA sanctioning.
CEDA has two positions designed to support individuals who are subject to inappropriate conduct. The Professional Review Board (PRB) of the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) reviews complaints and submits recommendations to the CEDA President regarding appropriate sanctions.
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Any complaint that would be seen as a violation of professional conduct that has occurred in the previous calendar year. The PRB does not define specific actions as misconduct because that would run the risk of excluding particular violations that might not be predictable.
Anyone with specific knowledge of a reportable incident can submit a complaint to the Professional Review Board. Individuals should only report specific incidents that are investigable and should include all available evidence in their complaints. They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the form at https://cedadebate.org/prb-complaint-form
Any part-time or full-time employee of a CEDA member debate program.
Procedures are outlines in Section 5 of the PRB guidelines: https://qnpccc.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/files/prb.pdf
PRB investigations and hearings are not legal proceeds and while individuals can consult an attorney legal representation may not be present or participate. Any individual involved in the process may however be accompanied by an advisor to provide support.
When a person is found responsible, sanctions range from oral reprimands to individual or programmatic suspension. The PRB recommends a sanction, but the final determination lies with the President of the organization.
In order to investigate a claim the PRB must be able to interview parties involved in the complaint so anonymous complaints cannot be investigated.