General Business Meeting Proposals

Proposals for the 2017 NFA meeting:
To be discussed at the 2017 NFA meeting:


Highlights from the 2016 NFA meeting:

PASSED PROPOSALS: these can all be seen at Nationalforensics.org

• No constitution or by-law votes at NCA

• Graduate student rep with amendment making it a voting position which can't be held by a GA from a Council member's school.  Membership voted to fill the position in Spring 2016.

• Novice final (one-year trial)

• Community college sweepstakes (5 places, no more than 1/2 the CC field)

• 10% Rule Proposal

The Sustainability Plan with its three prongs were voted on as separate legislation

• 4th prelim becomes Octafinal (without the 3 year trial)

• Saturday-Tuesday schedule (optional)

FAILED PROPOSALS: these can all be seen at Nationalforensics.com

• 100 slot cap

• Council members get own vote

• Eliminate qualification system

• Lauth proposal to compete against teammates

• Lauth proposal to only give points to top three per team in out rounds

FAILED PROPOSALS sent to committee to be explored. Ad Hoc Committees will be formed this summer. Let Karen (morriskr@uwec.edu) know if you are interested in serving:

• Lauth proposal to randomly assign seeding in out rounds - SENT TO COMMITTEE FOR DATA EXPLORATION

• Lauth proposal to lock President's sweepstakes - SENT TO COMMITTEE FOR DATA EXPLORATION

NFA 2017 is at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on April 13-17.


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PASSED  27k v. 2 Mar 28, 2017, 10:34 AM Megan Koch
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FAILED  Dec 7, 2016, 2:42 PM Megan Koch
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FAILED; sweepstakes proposal and random seeding proposal sent to ad hoc committees for exploration  Dec 7, 2016, 2:48 PM Megan Koch
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Novice final - PASSED as 1 year trial; Community College Sweeps - PASSED  Dec 7, 2016, 2:45 PM Megan Koch
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PASSED  Dec 7, 2016, 2:45 PM Megan Koch
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PASSED  Dec 7, 2016, 2:44 PM Megan Koch
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Schedule options - PASSED Octafinals - PASSED 100 slot cap - FAILED  Dec 7, 2016, 2:44 PM Megan Koch
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Section 1, 5, 9, 12-16 - Sent back to committee; Section 3 - PASSED; Section 4 - PASSED with amendment; Section 10 - PASSED  43k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:43 PM Megan Koch
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Not addressed in the meeting  190k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:44 PM Megan Koch
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Not addressed in the meeting  186k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:44 PM Megan Koch
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Not addressed in the meeting  30k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:44 PM Megan Koch
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PASSED  11k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:44 PM Megan Koch
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Not addressed in the meeting  17k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:46 PM Megan Koch
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PASSED  30k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:46 PM Megan Koch
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Not addressed in the meeting  15k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:48 PM Megan Koch
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NOT PASSED  93k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:47 PM Megan Koch
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Not addressed in the meeting  77k v. 2 Apr 14, 2017, 12:47 PM Megan Koch