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Video conference on Vision Ohio set for Nov. 10

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 9, 2005) -- The Interdisciplinary Initiatives Implementation Team for Vision Ohio will host a video conference Thursday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Radio Studio A, in the Radio and TV Building, to discuss several topics relating to interdisciplinary studies.

The conference, "Interdisciplinary Studies: Where are we Today?" is organized by the Association of Integrative Studies.

Themes for discussion are: the definition of interdisciplinary studies; the evolving relationship between disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies; potential models for interdisciplinary pedagogy; the learning outcomes of interdisciplinary studies; appropriate criteria for program review and locating sources of information on interdisciplinary studies.

The panelists for the discussion are: Carolyn Haynes, a professor of interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Julie Thompson Klein, a professor of humanities in interdisciplinary studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.; and William H. Newell, a professor of interdisciplinary studies and director of the Institute in Integrative Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The conference is being funded by the Office of the Provost as part of the implementation of Vision Ohio.

The video conference is open to all faculty and staff.

For more information, please contact Vibert C. Cambridge, chair of the Interdisciplinary Initiatives Implementation Team, at (740) 593-9178.

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Media Contact: Media Specialist George Mauzy, (740) 597-1794 or mauzy@ohio.edu

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