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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

  • NFA Programs at the National Communication Association Conference We are excited to announce the programs that have been accepted for the 2017 NCA Convention in Dallas, TX.  Click here for the full list.
    Posted Sep 13, 2017, 12:20 PM by Megan Koch
  • Posting and Discussion Schedule for the NFA Proposal Facebook Group POSTING AND DISCUSSION SCHEDULE FOR THE NFA PROPOSAL FACEBOOK GROUP: Committee on President’s Sweepstakes - Proposal to Lock Presidents (9/4/17  to  9/14/17) Tournament Committee -Proposal to add POI (9/4/17  to 9/14/17) EDI Committee- Proposal for Language Inclusivity  ( 9/18/17 to 9/28/17) Ethics Committee -Proposal to Add Sanctions for Violations  ( 9/18/17  to 9/28/17) Ethics Committee -Edits to the NFA Code of Ethics   (10/2/17  to 10/12/17) Committee on Fair Judging Practices  -Proposal for fair judging practices  (10/2/17  to 10/12/17) Committee on Seeding  - Proposal is coming soon  (10/2/17 to 10/12/17) Tournament Committee -Proposal for Novice Finals ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2017, 4:20 PM by Karen Morris
  • 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
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