||7:00 am-8:00 am|
|Welcome||8:00 am-8:30 am|
|Match One||8:45 am-10:30 am|
|Match Two||10:45 am-12:30 pm|
|Lunch/Team Pictures||12:30 pm-1:30 pm|
|Match Three||1:45 pm-3:30 pm|
|Closing and Awards||3:45 pm-4:15 pm|
|-Award Winner Pictures|
Cases for the 2021-22 regional Ethics Bowl are available on the APPE website. Teams competing in the Central States region will need to prepare only nine of the 15 cases released by the IEB regional case-writing committee. The 9 cases for the CSREB are as follows:
|2||Talk Until You're Blue in the Face|
|3||Critical Race Theory in Schools|
|5||Iguana Be Left Alone|
|8||Is the Price too High|
|10||A Penny for Your Shots|
|11||Your Money or Your Lives|
|12||From Cradle to College|
|14||Living and Dying in Skid Row|
|15||An Eye for an Eye|
The nine cases to be used at the Central States competition were selected by the regional representative, the bowl organizer and a third party who is neither a coach nor a sponsor of an Ethics Bowl team. This three-person panel convenes to select the nine cases on the morning that IEB releases the fifteen regional cases, so that they can inform Central States coaches and team members of the nine selected cases as soon as possible on the day that the cases are released.
The panel selects cases for the Central States regional competition according to the following criteria:
The Central States Regional Ethics Bowl is conducted according to the rules for regional competitions set by the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl national board, along with the rules and guidelines set and published by the Central States regional competition organizer and regional representative:
The following documents describe the judging, scoring and moderating of matches at the Central States bowl:
For teams advancing to the IEB national championship, that competition's rules are set by the IEB board:
The organizers of the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl have an ongoing and longstanding commitment to ensuring that our competitions are as fair and equitable as possible.
Matches at Central States are drawn according to seeded groups that ensure that each team faces roughly the same level of competition over the course of the competition. Schools are seeded (i.e., ranked for competitive strength) on the basis of those schools' placement in recent three years' Central States competitions (with the most recent two years receiving additional weighting), and then grouped so that the average strength of teams in each group is roughly equivalent to those of all other groups.
Central States is fortunate to have a corps of experienced judges, many of whom have been with us for several years. In grouping judges together into three-person panels, we aim to ensure that each room's panel is varied in terms of profession, gender and other demographic considerations. We aim to distribute newer judges so that each has the benefit of being placed on a panel with more experienced ones. Although historically judges have overwhelmingly agreed on the outcome of matches, inevitable some judges tend to award somewhat higher scores than others. Therefore we evaluate judges' scoring in previous competitions to ensure that judges are placed on panels such that the effects of these individual tendencies are canceled out as much as possible.
Once teams have been seeded, we ensure that no team competes in front of the same panel of judges’ more than once.
Registration for the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl is open beginning August 15, 2021. The final date for team registration is October 15, 2021.
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