Recognition in all committees will be determined based on performance and ability. Cooperation rather than showboating or "hard balling" will be rewarded. Our chairs will be trained to be aggressively on the lookout for delegates who are out of policy and stopped. Certificates will be given for commendable and outstanding delegate work. Gavels will be awarded to the best delegate in all advanced committees.
We also recognize performance by school We define a large, medium, or small school delegation based on the physical number of delegates brought to our conference. If for example, Columbus High school, which has a huge MUN program, brings in 70 delegates, it would be designated as a large school. However, if Columbus brings in only 5 delegates, they would be eligible for the small school delegation award. We cannot tell you what the cut off for large, middle, or small delegations are until the actual day of the conference! We will also take into consideration the type of program the school offers. A club or independent study program would get more consideration than a four-year program for recognition.
Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are permitted in our committees to help with normal conference preparation. However, our Internet is limited, so the network might be slow at times.
Delegates are not permitted to bring up laptops or phones to read their speeches from. There has been trouble at other conferences with delegates being fed talking points from others.
IMPORTANT POLICIES TO BE AWARE OF
Delegates found to be in violation of these restrictions will lose diplomacy points and may be excluded from any recognition. In addition, they will be reported to their advisors.
Like all MUN Secretariats, we strive for fair and balanced chairs and judgment of delegate performance. We aren't perfect and sometimes we might not notice something in committee that you do. Adult school advisors are urged to contact the Whitney advisor if they observe something going on which goes against recognized procedure, is biased, or is simply out of policy. There should be no two-hour ice-breaking sessions, caucuses that go on and on and are renewed and renewed, or fake caucuses. We'll do our best to keep delegates from wasting time as well.
We are actively working in this conference to eliminated some of the tactics that have creeped into Model United Nations in the last few years as they give an unfair advantage to certain delegates at the expense of others. While we respect a delegate or delegation that wants recognition for a job well-done, we are opposed to a “winning-at-all-costs” philosophy that we have seen with some delegations.