University of Wisconsin–Madison
Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising and career services communities

BioScience Advising Team (BAT)

BAT supports the advising and outreach efforts of all faculty and staff who serve undergraduates and prospective students interested in majors or careers in the biological sciences.

The committee provides a forum which facilitates community building, information sharing, and the collaborative development of initiatives aimed at increasing advisor and student awareness of bioscience opportunities. BAT works with the Office of Undergraduate Advising to identify and address issues relevant to the bioscience advising community.

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BAT Impact

BAT meets twice per semester.  In addition to the semesterly meetings members of BAT participate in collaborative programming efforts.  All advisors that serve students interested in the biological sciences are welcome to join the BAT community.

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Erica Haas-GalloLauren FoleyKelley Harris
Assistant Director
College of Letters and Science Academic Advising Services
BAT Co-Chair
Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator
School of Nursing
BAT Co-Chair
Director of Cross-College Advising Service
Office of Undergraduate Advising
BAT Liaison


BAT is an active community of advisors, staff, and faculty on campus who work with students interested in biosciences. Members of BAT represent a broad range of units: academic departments, DDEEA programs, CAE/L&S leadership, CCAS, OUA, WISCIENCE, etc. Whether via the email list or in-person meetings, BAT is meant to help increase information sharing, build community, and support cross-unit collaboration.

All interested advisors, faculty, and staff members are invited to join the BAT email list and attend BAT gatherings.

If you are interested in joining the Bioscience Advising Team please complete the OUA Committee Interest Survey.