Reimagining the Future of Intercollegiate Debate: Pedagogy, Practice, and Sustainability
The Fourth National Debate Development Conference
University of Minnesota (Online). June 4-6, 2021
Hosts/Organizers: Drs. Kelly Young (Wayne State University) and David Cram Helwich (University of Minnesota)
Co-sponsored by the AFA, American Debate Association (ADA), Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA), and the National Debate Tournament (NDT)
Featured Resources from the Conference:
2022 Reimagining the Future of Intercollegiate Debate book from Wayne State University Press, featuring chapters from many of the working groups at the NDDC conference.
Debate Format Working Group Policy Group:
Debate Curriculum Mapping Template
Policy Format Group Member Mapping of SLOs to Debate
Communication skills SLO template
Paul Elder Critical Thinking Model
Debate and Social Emotional Skills
Dr. Ed Lee III (Emory University), “Gotta be the Rock in the Cabbage”: The Role of Campus Partnerships in Sustaining Debate Programs.
Drs. Elisia Cohen (Minnesota), Danielle Leek (J Sargeant Reynolds CC), Richard Pineda (University of Texas-El Paso), “Administrators’ Perspectives on Making Arguments to Sustain Debate Programs.”
Dr. David Steinberg (Miami), Dr. Avery Henry (Florida State), Dr. John Koch (Vanderbilt), and Paul Hayes, JD (George Washington University), “The purposes and value of multi-format debate programs.”
Dr. Jarrod Atchison, DOD at Wake, and Melissa Combs, Associate VP, Presidential Advancement & Liaison to the Trustees, Wake, discuss best practices in fund raising.
Working Groups summary presentations at the 4th National Debate Development Conference. Governing, Non-Policy Format, Research, Audience, and Topic groups present in this video.
Working Groups summary presentations at the 4th National Debate Development Conference. Policy Format, Student Instruction, Technology, and Program Development groups present in this video.
Work Group Participants/Conference Program
NDCC participants by working group 5_28_21
NDCC participants by last name 5_28_21
Previous Conference Proceedings:
First Debate Development Conference at Sedalia (1975)
Second Debate Development Conference at Northwestern (1984)
Report of the Working Committee from the Quail Roost Conference on Assessment of Professional Activities of Directors of Debate (1994).
Third Debate Development Conference at Wake Forest (2009)
Tentative Daily Schedule
|Work Group Sessions: Audience, Governance, Research, Topics, and Non-Policy Format/Scheduling working groups||8-10a||9-11a||10a-12p||11a-1p|
|Presentation: “Selling Debate”: Promotion of debate programs and activities from an administrator’s perspective. Elisia Cohen (Minnesota), Danielle Leek (J Sargeant Reynolds CC), & Richard Pineda (UTEP).||10a-11a||11a-12p||12p-1p||1p-2p|
|Work Group Sessions: Policy Format, Student Instruction, Program Development, Technology, BP/USUDA Equity working groups||12-2p||1p-3p||2p-4p||3p-5p|
|Presentation: Dr. Ed Lee, senior director of the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue, Emory, “Strategic Alliance Making for Program Justification.”||2-3p||3-4p||4-5p||5-6p|
|Work Group Sessions:Audience, Governance, Research, Topics, and Non-Policy Format/Scheduling working groups||7-10a||8-11a||9a-12p||10a-1p|
|Panel: Multiformat programs and alternative debate formats – Paul Hayes (George Washington), Dave Steinberg (Miami), John Koch (Vanderbilt), Avery Henry (Florida State)||10-11a||11a-12p||12-1p||1-2p|
|Work Group Sessions:Policy Format, Student Instruction, Program Development, Technology, BP/USUDA Equity working groups||12-3p||1-4p||2-5p||3-6p|
|Presentation: Fundraising strategies. Jarrod Atchison (Wake Forest).||3-4p||4-5p||5-6p||6-7p|
|Work Group Sessions:Audience, Governance, Research, Topics, and Non-Policy Format/Scheduling working groups||7-9a||8-10a||9-11a||10a-12p|
|Work Group Sessions: Policy Format, Student Instruction, Program Development, Technology, BP/USUDA Equity working group||9-11a||10a-12p||11a-1p||12-2p|
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