The AIS Board of Directors held its mid-year board meeting on the beautiful campus of North Central College in Naperville, IL from March 13-15, 2014. The board would like to thank North Central College (a longstanding institutional member of AIS) and Dr. Francine Navakas, AIS member and Associate Academic Dean, as well as Ken Hannah, Senior Program Director, Conference Services, for the gracious hospitality extended to us during our meeting.
As of January 1, 2013, the name of our Association officially became the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies. This change followed a lengthy consultation process over the last couple of years, including conversations at the last two conferences, a survey of past presidents (all of whom agreed), and finally a vote in favor by 90.1% of members in an online vote. The paperwork has been filed with and approved by the State of Ohio,where the Association is registered. It is felt that the new name more accurately reflects the mission of the Association within contemporary understanding, especially outside of North America.
AIS is an interdisciplinary professional organization founded in 1979 to promote the interchange of ideas among scholars and administrators in all of the arts and sciences on intellectual and organizational issues related to furthering integrative studies. Incorporated as a non-profit educational association in the State of Ohio, it has an international membership. More >>
The 36th Conference of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies will take place at Michigan State University October 15-19, 2014. The theme of the conference is "Interdisciplinary Public Problems, the Global Community, and Diversity." Given MSU's proud history as the nation's pioneer Land Grant University and its commitment to research and education that engages scholars from the humanities, natural sciences, arts, social sciences and professions, the 2014 AIS conference will invite participants to explore the ways in which interdisciplinary studies engage today's problems and opportunities. A link to the conference website may be found here: Go>>
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