Western Michigan University is the only place that encourages productive dialog between academic units to push individuals towards academic excellency.
Students are allowed to develop ideas related to their field in a particular topic. Such allows them to practice civil dialog when interacting with those with opposing views. This competition would also entice students to continue their education in grad school with the potential to earn GA positions.
This program is created to insight healthy competition among the academic departments. Upperclassmen develop and give presentations that compete against each other in the spring semester. The winners earn a partial scholarship, funding for academic departments and the potential for a GA position at WMU.