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 Executive Council comprised of elected faculty members from member institutions.

Announcements and Reminders

  • 2015-16 NFA Committees The Committee assignments for the upcoming year are now posted! You can view them at "About NFA, Committees." Please contact President Karen Morris if you have any questions.
    Posted Jul 23, 2015, 5:34 AM by Daniel Smith
  • Tournament Audit On behalf of the Tournament Committee, I am happy to present you with an audit of this year's nationals, comparing income and expenses from 2015 with 2014. This is an attempt to address desires for transparency and inclusion. I would be happy to address any questions you might have.
    Posted Jul 15, 2015, 12:41 PM by Daniel Smith
  • The winning 2015-2016 NFA-LD Resolution is.... RESOLVED: the United States Federal Government should substantially increase restrictions on bioprospecting. There were a total of 35 schools voting in this year’s balloting--an excellent turn out.  Thank you to all of the schools and individuals who participated in the process.  There were some changes to that process this year, and despite a few growing pains, it was a huge success.  The full ballot is listed below: 1st place with 127 points:    D. Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially increase restrictions on bioprospecting. 2nd place with  116 points:  A.  Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its restrictions on nanomedicine. 3rd place with 100 points:   C.  Resolved: The United States Federal Government should adopt ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 5:24 AM by Karen Morris
  • NFA National Council Conference Call Minutes Now Available The 2015-2016 NFA National Council met for their first conference call on June 3.  One of the orders of business was to discuss making the minutes from these meetings available on the NFA website. The council was in agreement and so these and future minutes from National Council Meetings (face to face or conference calls) can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/nationalforensicsassociation/about-nfa/executive-council/national-council-conference-call-meeting-minutes.  The National Council meets on a conference call for an hour and 1/2 every three weeks and also meets at both NCA and NFA in person.
    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 9:04 AM by Karen Morris
  • Call for NFA Committee Members The NFA has 8 standing committees which need volunteers.  Committee appointments are for a one year term and are made by the President.  Each standing committee has at least one National Council member as a member, but the majority of the committee is comprised of NFA members. Directors, Assistant Directors, coaches and graduate students are welcome to volunteer and schools will be represented equally across the committees.   The goal is to have the committees staffed by mid-July.  Please send a note to morriskr@uwec.edu  if you would be willing to serve on a committee and if you have a preference by JULY 1st. Individuals will be contacted via email between July 1 and July 15 to confirm the ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2015, 6:31 AM by Karen Morris
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