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2015 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute Announcement

Dates: July 19-25, 2015

Costs:

Registration Before June 1 Cost of Institute: $300 Cost of Housing: $200

Registration After June 1 Cost of Institute: $350 Cost of Housing: :$225

Meal Plan: Cost $130 Covers 3 meals a day, M-F of the camp. The Institute will provide Dinner on Sunday July 19 and Breakfast on Saturday July 26 for everyone. Purchase of the meal plan is optional.

 

Previous CODI attendees receive a $100 tuition discount

Coaches interested in sending multiple students should contact Matthew Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu) to inquire about special discounts.

Tuition discounts available to students facing financial need. Contact Matt Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu) for details.

 

What does my tuition cover? Week of lectures and workshops aimed at improving debate knowledge and skills T-Shirt and Water Bottle One-on-one practice and coaching sessions Individualized research training and work Full evidence set

 FAQs

Are meals included? Meal plans are optional for students at additional costs. Those purchasing meal plans will have access to the campus dining halls. Those who choose not to purchase a meal plan are free to choose their own meal options from various places on and nearby campus. Adequate time is built into the schedule to ensure that students will be able to be able to eat.

When is the application deadline? July 10th, 2015  

Is there a deposit? Yes. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for commuter students. The non-refundable deposit for students staying in the dorms is $125. The deposit should accompany your application to the camp. The deposit will be applied to the balance of the camp cost.

When is my final payment due? July 10th, 2015

What do I need to bring? Students should bring all of the materials they need to participate in debate rounds. This includes pens, paper, etc. If you debate paperless you need to bring a laptop. If you debate on paper, you will need to bring files, accordions, and tubs.  Even if you are not debating paperless, you should still bring a laptop. It will help you write arguments and briefs for debate rounds. If you are staying on campus you should bring clothes, bed linens, a pillow, towel, and everything else you will need for the week.

How will the debate evidence be distributed? All evidence will be distributed to the students electronically. Students wishing to debate off of paper will be responsible for printing out the files themselves.

What is the format of the camp? The CODI is a weeklong skills intensive debate camp. Students will engage in practice rounds, practice speeches, and intense one-on-one coaching designed to improve the students’ ability to execute arguments in competitive debate.

Can I pay via credit card? No. We cannot accept credit card payments at this time.

Debate and the Central Six

Debate and the Central Six

 

The University of Central Oklahoma’s debate represents the school’s commitment to transformative learning. As traditional universities seek to provide meaningful educational experiences for their students, many have been engaged in practices of transformative learning from the very beginning. The University of Central Oklahoma has maintained a debate team since the 1890s. Like UCO, debate has changed a great deal since the days of the Territorial Normal School, and these changes have allowed debate to evolve into one of the strongest examples of transformative learning on the UCO campus. Transformative learning is a holistic process that revolves around the “Central Six.” The debate team at UCO provides student with experiences with each of the “Central Six.”

Discipline Knowledge: Debate provides students with in depth research and knowledge of a variety of academic disciplines. One of the central aspects of policy debate is evidence based argumentation. On average, a competitive debater will complete the equivalent of a Master’s Degree of research in a single year preparing for debates. The debate topic varies from year to year and evolves from tournament to tournament. In order to keep be competitive, debaters must have expertise in a wide variety of subjects. The average debater will be expected to have in depth knowledge of political science, sociology, communication theory, philosophy, general sciences, economics, education theory, and other bodies of knowledge depending on the debate.

Leadership: Debate instills in individuals the skills needed to be leaders in the world. Students are expected to be leaders among themselves as debate requires a high level of self-motivation and student coordination. The critical thinking and decision making skills debate instills in its participants prepares students for a lifetime of leadership. Former Presidents, members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, Circuit Court Judges, and political leaders across the spectrum participated in college or high school debate.

Problem Solving: The constant process of debate preparation leads to the production of numerous scholarly works by students. The arguments debaters write undergo extensive peer review through the process of competition. Many students use their research in debate to produce scholarly materials for classes, conferences, and publications. The close work with members of the coaching staff leads to a form of faculty/student collaboration capable of producing a variety of high quality and unique scholarly works. The number of debate students who are able to succeed in graduate and law school is evidence that debate is a unique student centered activity designed to foster research, scholarly and creative activities.

Service Learning and Civic Engagement: Participation in debate also entails numerous service learning and civic engagement opportunities. Members of the UCO debate team are required to provide coaching and judging services to local high school debate programs. This experience helps students learn how to be better teachers, helps foster relationships between UCO and the Oklahoma high school community, and provides valuable services to the high school speech and debate community. UCO debate also hosts numerous public debates in conjunction with community organizations and faculty members on the UCO campus in order to raise public awareness of critical issues. All UCO debaters are required to participate in service learning and public debate activities in order to participate competitively.

Global and Cultural Competencies: Debate requires students have in depth understandings of the world around them. Debaters acquire awareness of issues of identity and the implications of different identity issues for public policy and interpersonal interactions. Student perspective of cultural differences shapes the arguments that are made in debates and the style of argumentation employed. Many debaters use issues of personal identity to challenge the policies of others and as a starting point for their argumentation. Students become aware of cultural differences and practices around the world and adapt their argumentation in order to account for differences.

Health and Wellness: The critical thinking skills that come from debate help students make proper judgments about their own health and wellness. Students regularly debate issues surrounding health providing debaters with the information they need to make healthy life choices. Debate also provides a social support system for students. Many students refer to their debate teams as a family because of the time spent and close relationships formed among team members. Debate provides students with a way to meet students from other universities with similar interests and develop meaningful relationships with people from around the country. For many former debaters, their best friends are those they made in the college debate community. This social support system provides students with a healthy learning environment they may not find in the traditional classroom setting.

 

2014 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute

Dates: July 20-July 26th

 

You can access the application here: 2014 CODI Student Application Packet

 

Costs:

 

Registration Before June 1

 

Cost of Institute: $300

Cost of Housing: $200

 

Registration After June 1

 

Cost of Institute: $350

Cost of Housing: :$225

 

 

 

Previous CODI attendees receive a $75 tuition discount

Coaches interested in sending multiple students should contact Matthew Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu) to inquire about special discounts.

 

FAQs

What does my tuition cover?

 

Week of lectures and workshops aimed at improving debate knowledge and skills

T-Shirt and Water Bottle

One-on-one practice and coaching sessions

Individualized research training and work

Full evidence set

 

 

Are meals included?

 

No. Students are free to choose their own meal options from various places on and nearby campus. Adequate time is built into the schedule to ensure that students will be able to be able to eat. Students can purchase meals on campus, but it is cheaper for the student to purchase them individually than to prepay for access to the cafeterias since many students will not eat every meal on campus.

 

When is the application deadline?

 

July 10th, 2014

 

Is there a deposit?

 

Yes. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for commuter students. The non-refundable deposit for students staying in the dorms is $125. The deposit should accompany your application to the camp. The deposit will be applied to the balance of the camp cost.

 

When is my final payment due?

 

July 10th, 2014

 

What do I need to bring?

 

Students should bring all of the materials they need to participate in debate rounds. This includes pens, paper, etc. If you debate paperless you need to bring a laptop. If you debate on paper, you will need to bring files, accordions, and tubs.  Even if you are not debating paperless, you should still bring a laptop. It will help you write arguments and briefs for debate rounds. If you are staying on campus you should bring clothes, bed linens, a pillow, towel, and everything else you will need for the week.

 

How will the debate evidence be distributed?

 

All evidence will be distributed to the students electronically. Students wishing to debate off of paper will be responsible for printing out the files themselves.

 

What is the format of the camp?

 

The CODI is a weeklong skills intensive debate camp. Students will engage in practice rounds, practice speeches, and intense one-on-one coaching designed to improve the students’ ability to execute arguments in competitive debate.

 

Staff:

Matthew Moore, Director of Debate, University of Central Oklahoma

Kurt Fifelski, Assistant Director of Debate, University of Central Oklahoma

Shae Bunas, Assistant Debate Coach, University of Central Oklahoma

Chris Loghry, Assistant Director of Debate, Emporia State University

 

2013 High School Debate Tournament Invite

2013 University of Central Oklahoma Debate Tournament

The University of Central Oklahoma Debate team invites you to attend the 2013 University of Central Oklahoma High School Debate Tournament Friday October 25 through Saturday October 26.

The tournament will offer open and novice divisions in policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Policy divisions will use the 8-3-5 time format with 5 minutes of preparation time. LD divisions will use standard time limits and 3 minutes of preparation time. The LD topic will be the September/October NFL topic. The CX topic will be the high school 2013-2014 Policy topic.

Judging-
Schools are expected to bring qualified judges to cover their entries. Judges must have a minimum of two years debate experience in the activity they are judging. Schools are expected to provide one judge for every two policy teams or portion thereof and one judge for every 4 LD entries or portion thereof. Schools will be charged $100 for each uncovered policy entry and $50 for each uncovered LD entry. Judges are obligated for both days. Schools will be fined $50 for each round their judges fail to show up for.

Fees-
We will strive to keep entry fees low in order to maximize the opportunity for debate. Entry fees are $10 per policy team and $10 per LD entry. Fees for uncovered entries are $100 for each uncovered policy team and $50 for each uncovered LD entry.

Entry-
Tournament entries can be made either through the iDebate tabroom site (http://www.tabroom.com/index/index.mhtml) or emailed directly to Matt Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu). If emailing entries, please make sure you get a confirmation email in case entries get lost in spam filters. All entries are due by Tuesday, October 22 at 5PM. Registration at tabroom.com is highly recommended for all participants as it allows individual entry of judging preferences, receipt of ballots, and access to the pairings. Judges registered on the site can enter their ballots online as well. Judge preferences will be open on tabroom.com on Thursday, October 24.

We do have a limited amount of classroom space for rounds. We ask that teams limit their entries to three in each division. Any after three will be placed on a waitlist and entered into the tournament as space becomes available. We will try our best to get as many rooms as possible for the tournament to allow the most participation. We currently have over 30 rooms reserved and more are possible. We will notify schools of waitlisted entries on Wednesday October 23 after all initial entries are received.

Procedures-
All judges are required to pick a winner and a loser of each round. We will use a 30-point speaker scale allowing for a tenth-of-a-point differences. We encourage disclosure of decisions and oral reasons for decision. Judges are expected to keep decisions short and ballots should be entered/turned in prior to giving a decision. All ballots are due one hour and 45 minutes after the start of each round in policy and 50 minutes in each LD round.

There will be 5 preliminary rounds in each division with an appropriate number of elimination rounds based on entries.

Coaches and judges are expected to be available for the first elimination round and one round after their last team is eliminated. Please do not leave the tournament without first consulting the tabroom.

Schedule:
Friday October 25
2-4PM- Registration- Liberal Arts Building Lobby
4:30 PM – Rd 1
6:30 PM – Rd 2

Saturday
8:30 AM- Rd 3
10:30 AM- Rd 4
1:30 PM – Round 5
3:30 PM First Elimination Round
5:30 PM Awards
7:30 Second Elimination Round
9:30 Third Elimination Round

2013 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute Information

Applications and information for the 2014 CODI can be found here: http://blogs.uco.edu/bronchodebate/2014/03/19/2014-central-oklahoma-debate-institute/

 

Dates: July 20-July 27th

You can access the application here: 2013 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute Student Application Packet

Costs:

Registration Before June 1Cost of Institute: $300Cost of Housing: $200 Registration After June 1Cost of Institute: $350Cost of Housing: :$225

 

Previous CODI attendees receive a $75 tuition discount

 

What does my tuition cover?

  • Week of lectures and workshops aimed at improving debate knowledge and skills
  • T-Shirt and Water Bottle
  • One-on-one practice and coaching sessions
  • Individualized research training and work
  • Full evidence set
  • Updated evidence throughout the school year

 

FAQs

Are meals included?

No. Students are free to choose their own meal options from various places on and nearby campus. Adequate time is built into the schedule to ensure that students will be able to be able to eat. Students can purchase meals on campus, but it is cheaper for the student to purchase them individually than to prepay for access to the cafeterias since many students will not eat every meal on campus.

When is the application deadline?

July 10th, 2013

Is there a deposit?

Yes. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for commuter students. The non-refundable deposit for students staying in the dorms is $125. The deposit should accompany your application to the camp. The deposit will be applied to the balance of the camp cost.

When is my final payment due?

July 10th, 2013

What do I need to bring?

Students should bring all of the materials they need to participate in debate rounds. This includes pens, flow paper, etc. If you debate paperless you need to bring a laptop. If you debate on paper, you will need to bring files, accordions, and tubs.  Even if you are not debating paperless, you should still bring a laptop. It will help you write arguments and briefs for debate rounds. If you are staying on campus you should bring clothes, bed linens, a pillow, towel, and everything else you will need for the week.

How will the debate evidence be distributed?

All evidence will be distributed to the students electronically. Students wishing to debate off of paper will be responsible for printing out the files themselves.

 

CODI 2013 Dates and Costs Announced

The 2013 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute will be held July 20th-July 27th on the UCO campus.

Costs:

Application Received Before June 1:

Cost of Institute: $300

Cost of Housing: $200

 

Application Received After June 1:

Cost of Institute: $350

Cost of Housing: :$225

Central Oklahoma Debate Institute

Information about the 2014 camp can be found here: http://blogs.uco.edu/bronchodebate/2014/03/19/2014-central-oklahoma-debate-institute/

 

The Central Oklahoma Debate Institute (CODI) is a week-long policy debate camp that will focus on the NFL high school topic and offer students practice debates, skill sessions, and a full tournament to prepare them for the upcoming topic.

Information for the 2013 CODI will be posted shortly on this website: http://blogs.uco.edu/bronchodebate/?p=37

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Send all  applications and payments to:

Matthew Moore

100 N. University Drive

Campus Box 182, LAR 126

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK 73034

 

UCO Debate 2011-2012 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Debate Scholarship honorees.

Tess Botkin received the Tyler Henry Memorial Scholarship for Debate.

Austin Vance received the Doug Duke Scholarship for Excellence.