Introduction and Memberships
Introduction and Memberships
For 35 years, The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies has offered scholars and teachers a collegial and nurturing environment at conferences and through our numerous publications and resource rich website.
As a member
- You will be kept informed of significant issues concerning integrative studies.
- You will share in the central scholarly task of identifying the common elements among 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.
Be an active member
- Join AIS, renew your membership annually, and encourage your colleagues to join, too.
- Ask your Department Chair or Program Director to join as an institutional member to receive the benefits at that level.
- Be an AIS ambassador: Post a link to the AIS Website on your personal webpage, espouse the benefits of AIS membership, and hand out AIS brochures at conferences for other organizations and any meetings you attend. (Brochures may be obtained from the AIS Office.)
- Attend an annual conference. Conferences are the best way to learn about AIS, share information with colleagues, and to network with scholars and administrators from across the country and around the world.
- Answer a Call for Proposals for the annual conference. The CFP is usually published in the December edition of Integrative Pathways and online.
- Join an AIS Section related to your field of interest. Contact the AIS Office for more information.
- Donate funds to help send a student presenter to the annual conference or to support AIS programs and resources.
- Consider hosting an AIS conference at your institution.
- Join an AIS task force. Recent examples include a task force to consider the honor society for interdisciplinary studies undergraduates. Contact the AIS Office with your interest and ideas.
- Consider proposing yourself as a candidate for an At-Large or Director's position on the AIS Board of Directors. Members are notified in Integrative Pathways and via e-mail when candidates may be proposed. Contact the AIS President
- Submit an article for Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies.
- Submit an article for Integrative Pathways.
- Submit a syllabus for the Peer-reviewed Syllabi section.
- Join the INTERDIS listserv to share information, seek advice, and network with other interdisciplinarians.
- Volunteer as a peer reviewer. Send interest to the AIS President
- If your department or program has a job opening, submit it to Jobs in Interdisciplinary Studies. There is no charge for the postings.
- Purchase back copies of AIS publications.
- Check the online What's New section monthly to keep abreast of developments in AIS, and share with your colleagues.
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+)
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
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 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:
- 1 copy of all AIS publications
- (one additional copy upon request)
Checks or money orders: Please make checks or money orders payable in U.S. funds in the amount of the membership and mail them to:
The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
Oakland University – Macomb
44575 Garfield Road
Building UC2, Suite 103
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Please indicate that the payment is for membership dues, and include the member's name and preferred mailing address. Please print and complete a membership form to submit with payment.Credit card payments: You can pay your annual AIS membership dues online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal account. Dues are slightly higher when paid via PayPal to cover the cost of the service.
To arrange to pay by credit card, just choose the type of membership you want (regular/individual, institutional, library, or student). In addition to the base rate, regular members earning $60,000 or more are asked to pay more, according to the levels listed in the dropdown menu below. These contributions are voluntary and thus tax deductible in the U.S. After selecting the membership rate, click on the "Pay Now" button to complete your payment.
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Please be aware that if your credit card is ever rejected during the online transaction, PayPal is simply relaying information from the institution that issued the credit card. We recommend that you should then contact the financial institution that issued the credit card.
New members and Renewing members with changes to your contact information: In addition to completing online payment (below), please e-mail email@example.com a completed membership form.
Donations help support AIS program:
The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies welcomes donations to support its programs. Supporters may send checks, payable in U.S. funds, to AIS, Oakland University - Macomb, 44575 Garfield Rd., Bldg. UC2, Suite 103, Clinton Township, MI 48038, 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. Donations made by U.S. members are fully tax deductible.