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The National Forensic Association (NFA) is an academic association dedicated to providing leadership in intercollegiate speech and debate education in the United States.  The NFA sponsors the annual collegiate national championship in Individual Events and Lincoln Douglas Debate during April.  Additionally, the association promotes and publishes the National Forensic Journal, an academic journal emphasizing scholarly work in speech and forensic pedagogy, as well as a selection of programs at the annual National Communication Association convention.

The NFA is committed to expanding and enhancing collegiate educational opportunities in speech communication nationwide.  The association is governed by an National Council comprised of elected faculty members from member institutions.

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Announcements and Reminders

  • 2017-2018 LD Resolution Announced The winning 2017-2018 NFA-LD Resolution is:Resolved: the United States federal government should substantially increase the regulation of state and/or local police misconduct in the United States.There were a total of 41 schools voting in this year's balloting--an excellent turn out and close race.  Thank you to all of the schools who participated in the process.   The full results are listed below:1st place with 133 points:   C.  Resolved:  the United States federal government should substantially increase the regulation of state and/or local police misconduct in the United States.2nd place with 131 points:   A.  Resolved: the United States federal government should adopt a policy to substantially improve prison conditions in the United ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2017, 7:36 AM by Karen Morris
  • May 2017 Newsletter   Results are in for the NFA At-Large Run–Off Election Voting closed on May 15th for the Run Off Election for the open NFA At-Large Representative Position and the NFA LD Resolution.  Congrats to University of Northern Iowa’s Sade Barfield as she will begin serving in this open position.  The winning LD Resolution will be announced on July 1st.     Call for NFA  Committee Volunteers Want to have a voice in NFA? We need coaches to volunteer to serve on the many standing and ad hoc committees.  If you would be willing to serve on any of these committees.  Please let Karen Morris know by   May 25th.   A complete description of the  committees can be found at nationalforensics ...
    Posted May 18, 2017, 12:13 PM by Karen Morris
  • NFA STATEMENT REGARDING STUDENT TRAVEL AND SAFETY The National Forensic Association (NFA) is an academic association dedicated to providing leadership in intercollegiate speech and debate education in the United States.  The NFA sponsors the annual collegiate national championship in Individual Events and Lincoln Douglas Debate during April.  The NFA is committed to expanding and enhancing collegiate educational opportunities in speech communication nationwide.  The Association is governed by a National Council comprised of elected faculty members from member institutions.  The National Forensic Association adheres to the following statement of inclusion as adopted as part of the NFA Bylaws as of 4/15/17: The NFA embraces human diversity as a core value. We express this value best in the inclusion and affirmation of the various identity groups to ...
    Posted May 3, 2017, 9:12 AM by Megan Koch
  • 2017 NFA Extemp Themes
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 6:21 PM by Megan Koch
  • National Council and LD Committee Candidates Platform letters and photos are posted for all candidates running for the following positions.Vice President of Tournament Administration  Two At-Large Council Positions   Graduate Student Representative  Three LD Committee MembersTo read about these  candidates go to the Elections Page under "About NFA"  Voting link will be available to member school voting delegates on April 1st via  SpeechWire and voting will be closed on April 15th.   
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:55 AM by Karen Morris
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