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- Subject: April 15 Exec-Sec Rpt, part 1 of 3
- From: Greg Simerly <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:47:55 -0500 (CDT)
April 15, 1997 CEDA Executive-Secretary's Report
Final National CEDA Sweepstakes Rankings
I've included the final CEDA rankings for the year. The rankings include
every CEDA sanctioned tournament that was held, except for Fresno City
College and ADA nationals. I received the latter, but not until after
returning from CEDA nationals, which is too late. A special thanks to David
Cheshier, Rodger Biles, TC Winebrenner, Brett O'Donnell, and others for
helping get tournament results to me. An apology to the University of
Kansas and Cornell University; I reversed their sweepstakes standings when
announcing them at nationals.
Congratulations to Russ Church, MTSU, recipient of the Brownlee Award for
outstanding contributions to CEDA; Oregon, recipient of the Founders' Award
for success in CEDA competition over the years; UT-Dallas and Cleveland
State CC, outstanding new CEDA programs.
Congratulations to Gina Lane, William Jewell College, Second Vice President;
David Hingstman, University of Iowa, CEDA Topic Committee; Debbi Hatton, Sam
Houston State, South Central regional rep; ML Sandoz, Vanderbilt, Southeast
Central regional rep (term begins '98-99); Greg Achten, Peppredine, Southern
California regional rep; and Gary Larson, Wheaton, North Central regional
Topic Area Ballot
The topic area ballot will go to the membership in early May, as our
Constitution requires. See the First and Second Vice Presidents' reports
below for more information. Remember that only schools that have paid CEDA
membership dues for the current and/or previous academic year can vote. If
you need to pay dues for the current year, please contact me for a dues form.
Spring Business Meetings
I've included combined minutes from the Spring Executive Council Meeting and
the Spring Business Meeting.
I've included information and a registration form for the Summer Development
Conference. CEDA will sponsor this conference, but it is open to anyone in
It's been an interesting year serving as the Association's
Executive-Secretary. I appreciate your patience as I continue to learn the job.
Greg Simerly, CEDA Executive-Secretary
1996-97 CROSS EXAMINATION DEBATE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Spring Executive Council Meeting and Business Meeting
Report of the President, Pam Stepp, Cornell University
Thank you to committee heads, regional reps, and executive officers for all
the hard work through out the year. Tuna Snider, incoming President, has
agreed to keep committees basically the same for next year so that important
work can continue. Members who would like to become involved in these
important committees should contact Tuna.
The CEDA Development Conference is scheduled for Friday, June 20-Sunday,
June 22, 1997 at Wheaton College, near Chicago. The primary purpose of the
Conference is to plan for a major debate conference the following Summer.
Anyone who is concerned about the status of intercollegiate debate
specifically and academic debate generally (regardless of organizational
affiliation) is welcome to attend.
Student leadership: please encourage students to attend meetings. Student
reps meet at 8:00 Thursday evening. All students can attend the 9:00
Thursday evening meeting, where the student rep to the topic committee will
Racism forum: please attend the forum on Saturday at 4:45 in the CAC
Membership: There is a drop in CEDA membership and the number of teams
competing at nationals. We should consider new debate formats to
accommodate more schools.
T-shirts & mugs: Greg and Pam have t-shirts left. Money will fund the
student representative to the topic committee.
Thanks to the Wichita Visitors Bureau for a $1,000 donation for tournament
Our thoughts and good wishes go out to Brian Johnston and others who might
not be able to join us this weekend because of illness.
Report of the First Vice President, Tuna Snider, Vermont
Topic Committee: I have gathered Topic Area Papers together I handed them
to Carrie Crenshaw who takes over this Committee. I have papers on US policy
toward SEAsia and Civil Liberties. I was promised a paper on infotech and a
paper on nuclear proliferation. Lack of Topic Area Papers is a problem.
Awards committee: The Committee will meet during Round 6 to look at
nomination letters for All American, Academic All American, and Brownlee
award. We have had a pretty good list of nominees so far.
1998 CEDA Nationals, March 20-23: The University of Rochester has an
excellent bid which they have submitted and which I hope the Executive
Committee will approve. Sam Nelson has done a very nice job on this bid.
*Agreed to cancel classes after noon on Friday.
*Plenty of classrooms within a decent distance.
*Negotiated good rates with local hotels.
*Transportation vehicles for people and evidence.
*A fabulous central location (architect I.M. Pei) for the tournament.
*Made a substantial financial commitment to hosting.
*Agreed to work hard to make this the best CEDA Nationals ever.
CEDA Summer Conference, Friday, June 20, 1997 - Sunday, June 22, 1997
Everyone is Invited. Brenda Logue, past President, is helping to organize
it. There is a brochure available.
Procedures for CEDA Nationals, 1998: I wish to engage the community early
and often to determine any changes they would like to see in the 1998
Nationals. These might include:
*Change of time limits.
*Use of some form of mutual preference judging and elimination of regional
*Party with a live band on Sunday night.
*More or fewer prelims/elims.
*Changes in bracket breaking procedures.
*Whatever you would like to discuss.
High School Outreach: CEDA brochures have been mailed to 2400 high schools
with debate programs. The word is out.
CEDA Web Site: Has lots of CEDA news, updated often, check it out. The
CEDA Professionalism Committee's Promotion & Tenure document is now
available there. http://beluga.uvm.edu/debatecentral/ceda.html
Second Vice President's Report, Carrie Crenshaw, Alabama
Topic Committee: 1. Current Status/Availability of papers. We currently
have five topic area papers available for consideration. They are:
"Southeast Asia." Stacey Sowards and Richard Pineda, University of Texas at
El Paso; "Civil Rights," John Meany, Claremont Colleges "Proliferation,"
Martin Harris, Towson State University; "Information Technology," David
Berube; "Increased Content Regulation of Broadcasting & Cable Television,"
John Katsulas, Boston College. I will be reposting the first two papers to
the L and have sent messages to the other authors requesting that they post
their papers to the L as well. In addition, I will earth mail you copies of
the papers if you so desire. Just send me a note with your address. 2.
Thank yous. We are very thankful that these authors took the time to write
these papers and appreciate their very important service to our community.
I encourage you all to please take time out to thank them as well. 3. Time
Line. The committee decided that we will accept other papers for
consideration up until APRIL 15, 1997. We will solicit your input and
deliberate until May 1, 1997 when we will vote to decide which areas go on
the ballot for your consideration. Greg will then send the ballot out.
Once the topic area has been selected, we will solicit as much input as
possible on potential resolutions and deliberate together at our June
18-20th meetings at Wheaton College. 4. Thank you for showing your
confidence in me by selecting me for this very important task. I will do my
best to attain the very high standards of openness that Tuna established
last year. I encourage you to speak out and let us know your ideas,
preferences and concerns.
Fall '97 SCA: I submitted 14 panels to SCA for their approval. I expect to
hear from them regarding acceptance soon. I will notify you as soon as I
know the outcome. Though I discouraged them from doing so through a
rankings system, SCA has a history of slating some programs as poster
sessions. I am please to point out the quality of the submissions, as well
as highlight the inclusion of panels devoted to resisting racism and the
panel devoted to topic papers. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Mentoring Program: I plan on conducting a review of the mentoring program
at the end of this semester by soliciting feedback from current
participants. I also plan on expanding the program to include mentoring
concerning coaching and directing as well as scholarly pursuits. I
encourage you to contact me with any suggestions for this program before I
send out participation notices in July and August.
Funding Proposal: Remember that your regional reps have a copy of the
sample funding proposal that I put together. Or you can contact me for a
copy if necessary. It can be adapted to your specific needs for seeking
more funds or just general program promotion.
1999 CEDA National Tournament: If you are interested in hosting the '99
CEDA National Tournament, please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Also, if you have suggestions for issues that should be included on an
advisory poll regarding tournament procedures and/or are willing to write a
brief argument about those recommended procedures to be included in the
poll, please contact me.
Report of the Executive-Secretary, Greg Simerly, SIU
At the end of: CEDA membership:
As of today, we have 223 paid members so far. Looks like a gain of
11members! However, but for "crossover," I suspect that we would have
41fewer members, for a total of 182, a net loss of 30 members. We should be
Report of the Treasurer, Russ Church, Middle Tennessee State
History of Total Cash on Hand
5-23-96 Balance at time of transfer 15,205.89
11-20-96 Balance at SCA 18,361.52
3-18-97 Balance of cash on hand 25,411.05
Accounts at Cavalry Bank, Murfreesboro, TN
Commercial NOW Account, 3-18-97 15,051.73
Saber Investment Account, 3-21-97 10,359.32
Expenses since 11-20-96
AFA reception 344
Kendall Hunt 2,801.58
E-S office 1,210
New Program Guides 193.60
Tax preparation 120
Income since 11-20-96
Checking interest 20.27
Savings interest 180.65
National entry fees 18,655
Expected income prior to 6-1-97
Misc nationals fees (estimated) 300
Late and early dues payments 240
Unpaid obligations through 6-1-97
Tournament booklets unknown
Hired judges unknown
Nationals administration 1,000
Tabroom meals unknown
E-S honorarium 1,000
Treasurer honorarium 500
Other nationals expenses unknown
Kendall-Hunt (estimate) 600
Treasurer bonding (estimate) 100
Treasurer's office 500
Technology Committee, Glen Strickland, Emporia State
The committee has distributed surveys and is in the process of collating data.
Diversity Committee, Greg Simerly, SIU
Work continues of projects announced at the Fall business meeting. In
addition, the committee is developing a plan to establish a scholarship fund
Professionalism Committee, David Berube, South Carolina
The Promotion and Tenure document is available on Debate Central,
New Members Committee, Glenda Treadaway, Appalachian State
New Members Guide are available in hard copy. Please contact Glenda (or
Greg Simerly) if you know of someone who is interested in CEDA debate. The
Guide will soon be available on line at Debate Central.
Public Sphere, Steve Koch, Capital University
Work continues on projects announced at Fall business meeting.
Assessment Conference, Brenda Logue, Towson State
See President's and First Vice President's report.
Amendments to the By-Laws
An amendment to delete the transfer rule, failed, 20-33.
An amendment to add the Select Sweepstakes for programs that travel to 6 or
less tournaments, passed 34-3.
Amendments to establish a Professionalism Committee and an Ethics Committee
as Standing Committees, passed 42-0, 24-11.
An amendment to delete the CEDA sweepstakes system, referred to committee
by voice vote.
earth mail: Greg Simerly, SIU mail code 6605, Carbondale, IL 62901-6605
(618) 453-1896 O
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