INTRODUCTION TO AIS
The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly Association for Integrative Studies) 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.
The purpose of the AIS website is to provide online information about the Association and to further connections among its members and others involved in interdisciplinary scholarship, programs, and teaching. The Association welcomes your comments and suggestions.
Reasons for joining or renewing membership in AIS
As a member you will be kept informed of significant issues concerning integrative studies, and you will share in the central scholarly task of identifying the common elements in diverse conceptions of interdisciplinary study and research. You will aid the growth and enhance the quality of integrative colleges, schools, programs, and curricula throughout the nation. You will receive assistance in resolving problems of interdisciplinary research, program and curricular design, and in setting the highest scholarly standards of excellence for the conduct of interdisciplinary investigation. You will meet and exchange ideas with colleagues who have similar interests in interdisciplinary / integrative research and teaching.
Membership levels in the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
- $75 Regular
Voluntary dues for individuals earning $60,000 or more:
$100 ($75 + $25 tax deductible contribution) for individuals earning $60,000-$79,999)
$125 ($75 + $50 tax deductible contribution) for individuals earning $80,000-$99,999)
$150 ($75 + $75 tax deductible contribution) for individuals earning $100,000+)
- $30 Student
Regular and student members receive:
- --1 copy of the Integrative Pathways quarterly newsletter
--1 copy of Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, the peer-reviewed academic journal
--Password for online access to the most recent editions of AIS publications
--1 reduced registration fee to the annual conference
- $300 Institutional
Institutional members receive:
--4 copies of all AIS publications
--Listings as a supporting institution in the annual conference program, in Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, and on the AIS Website (with a link or hot logo link back to the institutional member's website)
--2 reduced registration fees at the annual AIS conference
--The use of an AIS "hot" logo for the member institution's website
--Eligibility to form a chapter in the International Honor Society for Interdisciplinary Studies
Library members receive:
- 2 copies of all AIS publications
How to join or renew
AIS accepts membership payments by check, money order, credit card, or PayPal account.
Checks or money orders: Please make checks or money orders payable in U.S. funds in the amount of the membership ($50, regular/individual; $200, institutional; $25, student; or $100, library) and mail them to The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Program, Miami University, 501 E. High Street, Oxford, OH 45056-3653. Please indicate that the payment is for membership dues, and include the member's name and preferred mailing address. For a printable membership form, click here>>
Credit card payments: To arrange to pay your membership by credit card or PayPal account, please click here >>
Credit card charges are slightly higher to cover the cost of the service.
Members who live outside the United States also may arrange to pay their dues by a bank-to-bank wire transfer. To find out how, e-mail the AIS Office,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations help support AIS programs
The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies welcomes donations to support its programs. Supporters may send checks, payable in U.S. funds, to AIS, Western Program, Miami University, 501 E. High Street, Oxford, OH 45056-3653, with a note that the funds are intended as a contribution. AIS is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) corporation so donations are fully tax deductible.
Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
501 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056-3653