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CR Board Prioritization

  • 1: Create a committee that determines recommendations for elimination round judge selection procedure (metrics for experience, diversity, geographic constraints).

    This would be a significant expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 2: Budget money for hiring a pool of diversity-enhancing judges to travel to Nationals and judge semis and finals.

    This would be a significant expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 3: Conduct a required judge training in all events at the National Tournament.

    This would be a moderate expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 4: All judges in all events must provide a paradigm or judging vitae.

    This would be a moderate expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 5: Create an appeals group to deal with judge concerns at Nationals and make recommendations to the Tournament Director.

    This would be a moderate expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 6: Equity officers make the final decision on the competitive outcome of equity-related protests rather than the Tournament Director.

    This would be a moderate expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 7: Appeals to an adjudication panel should be allowed on decisions made by the National Tournament Director.

    This would create a significant expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 8: Require that equity officers complete a specific training prior to Nationals.

    This would be a significant expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 9: Lower the number of judges/ranks used in elimination rounds. Use fewer judges in debate elims, and drop more ranks in speech elims.

    This would create a significant expenditure of staff time in creating smaller panels that meet our equity standards.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 10: Eliminate state conflict policies. Same state judges may adjudicate rounds, but same-district judges may not.

    This would take minimal staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 11: Require written RFDs and screen all ballots for adequate feedback and implicit bias.

    This would be a significant expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 12: Create two divisions of World Schools Debate: hybrid and school-based.

    This would be a significant expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 13: Create a 3-person Chief Adjudication Panel for WSD that makes judge recommendations and assesses ballots and point allocations.

    This would require moderate expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • 14: Change Poetry and Prose speech times from 5 minutes to 7 minutes for high school supplementals.

    This would require minimal expenditure of staff time.
  • Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree