Award-winner Bauer to speak Wednesday on ‘Inclusive Strategies’

Prof. Angela Bauer will be the featured speaker from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday (May 1) in the Union’s Phoenix Room A. Her talk, open to all faculty and staff as a professional development activity, is titled “Creating Community and Enhancing Student Performance through Inclusive Strategies.” Bauer was honored earlier this year as the 2013 recipient of the UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award. A Human Biology and Women’s and Gender Studies faculty member who also serves as special assistant to the Provost, she was recognized for her commitment to bettering the educational experiences and outcomes for under-represented students of color. Bauer’s Targeted Opportunities for Success in the Sciences (TOSS) Program has shown results in closing the academic achievement gap in Introduction to Human Biology courses. In Wednesday’s talk, Bauer will describe inclusive, collaborative approaches that successfully reduce “stereotype threat,” eliminate the achievement gap, create community, and thereby enhance the academic performance of underrepresented students. The program is sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning along with the Provost’s Office.