34th Annual AIS Conference
October 11-14, 2012
Hosted by Oakland University,
“PUBLIC POLICY AND THE PROMISE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY DIALOGUE”
On behalf of the organizing committee and the Bachelor of Integrative Studies at Oakland University, I would like to invite you to join us October 11-14, 2012 in Rochester, Michigan for the 34th Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference.
The 2012 theme is “Public Policy and the Promise of Interdisciplinary Dialogue.” We invite you to join us for a rigorous “dialogue” about the promises of interdisciplinary studies. Interdisciplinary studies and education have received increased attention amongst educational institutions and public policy makers. As Kleinberg (2008) has indicated, “Interdisciplinary departments, programs, and centers are poised to lead the university in a new direction.” This dialogue is very promising, yet much is to be done to make good on this promise. We welcome you here to talk about advancing interdisciplinary research, designing and teaching interdisciplinary courses/programs, and living up to the promise of an interdisciplinary dialogue.
Come to Rochester, Michigan, for our breathtaking fall season, great food and hospitality. Rochester provides a perfect mix of historic and hip, and is home to more than 350 shops, salons, restaurants and professional service businesses, 85% of which are independent merchants. Downtown Rochester’s natural beauty is attributed to the waterways that surround the city and the abundant green space that three parks and two winding trails offer.
The conference team and I are looking forward to hosting you here in Rochester!
For the Committee,
Scott L. Crabill
Conference Planning Chair