Rankings, 2017/2018

Grand Sweepstakes

1              George Mason University                       470

2              Liberty University                                    404

3              Indiana University                                   216

4              University of Georgia                              204

5              United States Naval Academy                203.5

6              Wake Forest University                          198

7              Harvard                                                  194.5

8              University of Minnesota                          167.5

9              James Madison:                                     167

10            University of Kansas                               163

University of Nevada, Las Vegas           163

12            University of Kentucky                            157

13            Michigan State University                       156.5

14            University of Michigan                             155

15            Central Florida                                        148

16            University of Emory                                135

17            University of Florida                                132

18            Wayne State University                          131

19            University of Mary Washington               129

20            Vanderbilt University                              102

21            Samford University                                 96

22            Boston College                                       81.5

23            Missouri State University                        80

24            Georgetown University                           77

25            Trinity University                                     75

 

Novice Sweepstakes

1              George Mason University                       191

2              Liberty Univesity                                     149

3              United States Naval Academy                109

4              University of Central Florida                   69

5              Indiana   University                                60

6              James Madison University                      50

7              University of Mary Washington               40

8              University of Minnesota                          18

9              University of Miami                                 17.5

10            Boston College                                       16

 

Junior Varsity Sweepstakes

1              Liberty University                                    179

2              George Mason University                       177

3              University of Florida                                98

4              Indiana University                                   93

5              United States Naval Academy                75.5

6              University of Central Florida                   69

7              Boston College                                       62.5

8              University of Georgia                              58

9              Vanderbilt University                              54

10            Samford University 53

 

Varsity Sweepstakes

1              Harvard College                                     194.5

2              Wake Forest University                          194

3              Northwestern University                         192

4              University of Kansas                               163

5              University of Kentucky                            157

6              University of Georgia                              146

7              Emory University                                    131

8              University of Minnesota                          121.5

9              University of Nevada, Las Vegas           118

10            Michigan State University                       117.5

 

 

Novice Curriculum Committee Set #1

Hi All! Please find below the link for the starter set of files for the 2016-2017 Novice Curriculum! Anyone is free to download and use these files. If you have any questions about the file, please feel free to check out our FAQ! If you have more concerns or questions, feel free to email the committee at novicecurriculumset@gmail.com

Topicality
Affirmative and Negative – Carbon Tax #1
Affirmative and Negative – Carbon Tax #2
Affirmative and Negative – RPS
Economy DA  + Answers
Elections DA + Answers
States CP + Answers
Eco-managerialism K+ Answers
Theory File

Novice Curriculum Committee FAQ

Have questions about the Novice Curriculum committee or the NCS? See here for common questions and answers. If you still have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to novicecurriculumset@gmail.com for more assistance!

Which tournaments are opting to use the ADA Novice Curriculum Set (NCS)?

  1. GSU 9/17-9/19
  2. Kentucky 10/01-10/03
  3. Samford 10/14-10/16
  4. UMW 10/15-10/17
  5. Clarion ADA Fall Championship 11/18-11/20
  6. Illinois College tournament, Dec 2-4

What arguments are included in the 2016 NCS?

  1. Topicality
  2. Aff Cap and Trade (2 versions) with neg case arguments
  3. Aff RPS with neg case arguments
  4. Economy DA with aff answers
  5. Elections DA with aff answers
  6. States CP with aff answers
  7. Eco-managerialism K with aff answers
  8. Theory file

Where can we access the NCS files? The NCS Files can be accessed on this website, or in this dropbox folder.

How is the NCS evidence formatted? All evidence was produced with arguments underlined but NOT highlighted.  Debaters may repurpose, change underlining, or retag the evidence if they desire as long as it remains consistent with the originally produced argument.

Can novice debaters use evidence not in the NCS at tournaments that have opted to use the NCS? If a tournament chooses to host such a Novice Division, Debaters competing in that division may only use evidence from the set maintained by the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee.

What happens if a novice uses evidence outside the NCS? At tournaments where the Tournament host has designated that the Novice Division will be utilizing a restricted evidence set all evidence presented in such debates should be from the evidence maintained by the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee, and Debaters may not present evidence from outside the evidence set. (This does not include analytic arguments.)  At a minimum, judges should disregard evidence that is read that has not been approved by the NCC. Judges may also consider other possible consequences including awarding a loss to the violating team, which would be more appropriate for deliberate and/or repeated violations. It is the Judge’s decision that governs the round and judges are expected to abide by and enforce American Debate Association rules when judging.

Does using the NCS effect sweepstakes points? Sweepstakes points from Novice Divisions with a restricted evidence set shall be counted the same as from those without.

Who decides what evidence is included in the NCC? The ADA Novice Curriculum Committee (NCC) to creates, maintains, and distributes the Evidence Set for use in restricted evidence Novice Divisions.

Who is able to use the NCS? The NCC shall make the evidence set available to all ADA members and anyone attending a tournament utilizing the evidence set. The NCC may make the evidence set available to any other person or school as it deems beneficial.

Who will update the evidence? Two waves of updates are currently scheduled for October 9th and 31st.  In addition to evidence created or solicited by the NCC, Novice Debaters who compete in tournaments utilizing the restricted evidence set may submit updates from their own research to any file in the set for inclusion in the set. These updates must be submitted to the NCC by the Monday prior to each tournament for review by the NCC.  No evidence from such updates may be used until the NCC has approved the evidence and added it to the evidence set. Such updates are to be the product of the Novice Debaters’ own research, and not that of other teammates or coaches.

Novice Curriculum Rule Passed for 2016-2017

More information:
FAQ
Constitution
Standing Rules
Announcement of Rule
Novice Curriculum Starter Set

2016 ADA Novice Curriculum Rule

  1. TOURNAMENT DESIGNATION – Tournaments may choose to host a Novice Division with a restricted evidence set. If a tournament chooses to host such a Novice Division, Debaters competing in that division may only use evidence from the set maintained by the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee. Tournaments that wish to host a Novice Division with the curriculum restriction should notify the ADA Executive Committee with their request for tournament sanctioning and state the same in the tournament invitation. Tournaments during the Fall Semester are encouraged to host a Novice Division with a restricted evidence set. Sweepstakes points from Novice Divisions with a restricted evidence set shall be counted the same as from those without.
  1. EVIDENCE SET – It shall be the duty of the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee (NCC) to create, maintain, and distribute the Evidence Set for use in restricted evidence Novice Divisions. At the beginning of each season the NCC shall release a list of the tournaments that have indicated their intention to host a Novice Division where evidence is to be limited to the evidence set. At that time the NCC shall release the initial evidence set as well as a schedule of planned additions to the evidence set for the season. The NCC shall make the evidence set available to all ADA members and anyone attending a tournament utilizing the evidence set. The NCC may make the evidence set available to any other person or school as it deems beneficial.
  1. STUDENT UPDATES – In addition to evidence created or solicited by the NCC, Novice Debaters who compete in tournaments utilizing the restricted evidence set may submit updates from their own research to any file in the set for inclusion in the set. The NCC shall include in its initial season announcement the procedure and timing for submission of Novice Debater updates. No evidence from such updates may be used until the NCC has approved the evidence and added it to the evidence set. Such updates are to be the product of the Novice Debaters’ own research, and not that of other teammates or coaches.