The AFA Policy Debate Caucus gathered in 1993 at the Quail Roost Conference to create draft guidelines that would help forensic educators obtain tenure. While the original committee consisted primarily of debate educators, the goal was to create a document that could be supported by many forensic organizations. Clearly, the Quail Roost committee was correct in calling for a document that served all of these different constituencies. However, Quail Roost (as I‘ll further refer to the document in this article) was written from a policy debate paradigm. Quail Roost was updated in 2009 by a committee chaired by Robin Rowland from the University of Kansas and R. Jarrod Atchinson of Trinity University (Rowland, et al, 2010), and has been approved by the American Forensic Association. While many forensic educators have borrowed from Quail Roost in the preparation of promotion and tenure documents, this document reconsiders Quail Roost and the Status of Standards for Tenure and Promotion of Debate to account for directors who are part of individual events only or are part of comprehensive programs.

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