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First, judging diversity would provide diverse role models.
Second, providing a more diverse judging pool might alter the perception of forensics as an in-group activity.
The only way to counteract homogeneity is heterogeneous judging pools.
Third, diversifying the judging would humanize competitive practices.
In summary, greater use of nontraditional judges would break the grip of the existing competitive system that encourages similarity in judging standards and practices that effectively discourage diversity in participation.
Tournament directors ought to commit themselves to including a percentage, perhaps one-third of their judging pool drawn from nontraditional judges.
Almost every program, for example, has access to alumni whose inclusion in tournament judging both increases the diversity of the judging pool and builds support for the program.
This suggests that untrained judges can fulfill the referee function of contest judging without extensive training.
Overemphasis of the referee function of judging has discouraged the use of nontraditional judges and narrowed the judging approaches of regular judges.
A Descriptive Analysis of CEDA Judging Philosophies--Part I: Definitive Acceptance or Rejection of Certain Tactics and Arguments.