The Changing Nature of Intercollegiate Debate

Dr. Cole Franklin, Debate Coach, Department Chair, & Professor of Communication Studies


When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 3:30PM


Where: Edwards Governance Room, Ornelas Student Center


Contact: Elizabeth Ponder, CECS Program Coordinator


The style and format of intercollegiate debate have evolved significantly over the last century. This forum will provide an overview of some of the ways intercollegiate debate has changed over the years, some reasons for the evolution, and how these changes impact the educational value of intercollegiate debate. The forum will more specifically focus on the style and format of the International Public Debate Association (IPDA).