2023 AIS Conference Program

Updates to Program appear below



02:00 pm – 06:00 pmAIS Board MeetingMoody Boardroom
09:00 am – 12:30 pmAIS Board MeetingMoody Boardroom
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch on your own 
01:00 pm – 05:00 pmConference RegistrationPre-Function
01:00 pm – 02:00 pmConference KeynoteSunset C
02:15 pm – 03:15 pmConcurrent Sessions 1Canyon, Sunset B, Horizon A, B, and C
03:15 pm – 03:45 pmBeverage/Snack Break 
03:45 pm – 04:45 pmConcurrent Sessions 2Canyon, Sunset B, Horizon A, B, and C
05:00 pm – 06:15 pmWelcome to AIS 45Sunset C
06:45 pm – 09:00 pmWelcome Reception & Poster SessionPatio
08:00 am – 09:00 amBreakfastSunset C
08:00 am – 05:00 pmConference RegistrationPre-Function
09:15 am – 10:30 am45th Anniversary KeynoteSunset C
10:30 am – 10:45 amBeverage Break 
10:45 am – 11:45 amConcurrent Sessions 3Canyon, Sunset B, Horizon A, B, and C
12:00 pm – 01:30 pmLunchSunset C
01:45 pm – 02:45 pmConcurrent Sessions 4Canyon, Sunset B, Horizon A, B, and C
02:45 pm – 03:00 pmBeverage Break 
03:00 pm – 04:00 pmConcurrent Sessions 5Canyon, Sunset B, Horizon A, B, and C
04:00 pm – 04:15 pmBeverage Break 
04:15 pm – 05:15 pmConcurrent Sessions 6Canyon, Sunset B, Horizon A, B, and C
05:30 pm – 06:30 pmPlenary – Special Panel Session: Remembering Julie KleinSunset C
7:00 PMDinner Circles 
09:00 am – 10:30 amBreakfastSunset C
10:45 am – 12:00pmConcurrent Sessions 7Canyon, Sunset B, Horizon A, B, and C
12:00 pm – 01:30 pmLunch Plenary & Conference ClosingSunset C

02:00 pm – 06:00 pm: Board Meeting

8:00 am – 6:00 pm      Registration

8:30 am – 12:00 pm    AIS Board Meeting

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Conference Keynote – Cam Brown

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm       Concurrent Session 1

Title Presenters Room
The Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society-Presenting a New Vision Sharon Woodill Horizon A
Hybrid Classrooms – Future or Foe Noah Millman Horizon B
“Getting Good at Getting Older”: A Pandemic-inspired Collaborative Monthly Zoom Series Roslyn Abt Schindler Horizon C
Echoes in the Borderlands: An Interdisciplinary Study of Selena Quintanilla Breanne Hicks Canyon
Addressing “democratic backsliding” in an interdisciplinary course Rick Szostak Sunset B
Continued Discussion from Keynote Cam Brown Sunset C

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm      Beverage/Snack Break 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm      Concurrent Sessions

Title Presenters Room
How to Buy an Oscar: Hollywood’s racialized currency, symbolic annihilation, and false meritocracy Katia Destine Horizon A
How to Talk about Interdisciplinary Journal Publications for Hiring, Review, and Promotion Sven Arvidson & Rick Szostak Horizon C
Documentary Research as Engaged Teaching and Learning: A Pedagogical Model for Large-Format General Education Courses in Integrative Studies in Social Science Eddie Boucher Virtual
Square Pegs: Lessons in Cultural Diversity for Interdisciplinary Practice Anastasia Hacopian Canyon

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm   Welcome to the 45th Annual AIS Conference

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm      Welcome Reception & Poster Session

8:00 am – 5:00 pm      Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Breakfast

9:15 am – 10:30 am    45th Anniversary Keynote – Jennifer Dellner

10:30 am – 10:45 am Beverage/Snack Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions

Integrating the human sciences and the study of being humanKen Fuchsman & Rick SzostakHorizon A
Cultivating Connections to Envision, Engage, and Embrace Transformative Learning in Interdisciplinary StudiesRhonda DavisHorizon B
Healthcare Is Human: An Interdisciplinary CollaborationRenee NicholsonHorizon C
Text as Politics, Rhetoric, and an Expression of Critical Race TheoryRobert F. PecorellaCanyon
Books of Knowing & Unknowing: Engaging Student Agency in Integrative LearningJ.R. “JONES” ESTESSunset B

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm      Concurrent Sessions

“Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Exploring the Interdisciplinary Debate”Flavia Muñoz MirandaHorizon A
Teaching and Learning with Art for Interdisciplinary Experiences: Pedagogical Practice and Institutional InfrastructureMegan K. Halpern & Ellie LousonHorizon B
Bridging Disciplines, Uncovering Insights: Integrating Multiple Perspectives through a Computational Social Science CourseMaria Cristina (MC) RamosHorizon C
Problem agenda as conceptual template for interdisciplinary questionKevin KaiserCanyon
Here There Be Dragons: Integrating Research-based Learning into an Interdisciplinary ProgramDavid A. Hatch & Anne DiekemaSunset B

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm      Beverage/Snack Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Concurrent Sessions

Incorporating Equine Assisted Learning Principles in the ClassroomTracy WoodardHorizon A
The Limits of Critical Thinking for ComplexityRadha ModiHorizon A
Friction in the Academy: using Common Ground to Integrate Effectively for Wholeness and WellnessErnestine A. W. Duncan & Khadijah O. MillerHorizon B
Exploring the three I’s: Institutional Interdisciplinarity IntegrationClint PattersonHorizon C
Advocating for Mental Health: Building Integration Skills in a Project-Based Multidisciplinary Freshmen SeminarSusan EliasonSunset B
Making Kin: Haraway’s Skin as a Metaphor and Guide for Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Complex ProblemsHeather Greenhalgh-SpencerCanyon

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm      Beverage/Snack Break

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm      Concurrent Sessions

Navigating A Path Of UncertaintyLisa Turner de VeraHorizon A
Service-learning in the interdisciplinary classroom to build character: Students develop empathy, compassion, and a deeper understanding of integrationSarah Jahin & Lindsay ZeigHorizon B
Encouraging Reflection & Transformation in the Interdisciplinary Challenge Based Classroom: A Group Dynamic InterventionM. WinterHorizon C
The Transformational Role of Interdisciplinarity in Human ProgressJohn LundyCanyon
Awakening to the Global Community: A COIL Project ReportHeidi UptonVirtual
The Art of Integration in Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Data Analysis: Lessons Learned at Farmers MarketsEddie BoucherVirtual

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm      Plenary – Special Panel Presentation: Beyond Appreciation: AIS Members Remember Julie Thompson Klein with Tanya Augsburg, Simon Scott, Rick Szostack, and Roz Schindler

7:00 pm –                     Dinner Circles

9:00 am – 10:30 pm    Breakfast 10:30 am – 10:45 am Beverage/Snack Break 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
Title Presenters Room
Innovative graduate education frameworks: Promoting integration of academic disciplines and bridge boundaries Clint Patterson Horizon A
Do You Hear What I Hear? An Examination of the Role of Listening Tours While Navigating Sudden Shifts in Organziations Alexa Harris Horizon B
Speaking in Tongues: Black Poetry and Preachment as Forms of Socio-Cultural Engagement for Black Students on HBCU Campuses Jeffery D. Mack Virtual- Horizon C
Designing and Teaching an Asynchronous Course on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Happiness Nevena Stojanovic Canyon
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    Lunch Plenary & Conference Closing State of the Field