Kathleen Deborah Bauer

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913 S University 8076D Hatcher
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Senior Counselor to the Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation


Kati Bauer assists the Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation and Dean of the University Library with special projects. She helps review and makes recommendations on policies and procedures. Additionally, she worked with a committee that created a University-wide copyright policy and a web site that focuses on copyright issues, advice, and concerns; a committee that addressed privacy; one that made recommendations about IT security; and the committee that created a policy regarding spoofed and spammed email. She was also quite involved with the core team working on the initial MPortfolio pilot for the University.

Kati worked with the University's cultural collections for eight years (those units considered primary sources for engaged education without actually offering credit –the Bentley and Clements libraries, the Museum of Art and the botanical gardens and arboretum).  For the last three years, Kati worked with the Vice Provost for International Affairs, helping to strengthen the University's global nature.

No stranger to the world of IT, Kati worked for the Vice Provost for Information Technology from 2001 to 2010 and the University's chief information officer from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, she worked for the Information Technology Division for nine years in various roles. Kati also worked for University Audits for six years—coordinating the University's Standard Practice Guide. All-in-all, Kati has worked for the University for 38 years.

Kati is a bonded notary public, occasionally sings in her church choir, owns her own quilting business (creating custom quilts and teaching beginning piecing classes), sells Hoola Jewelry, and loves reading, landscaping, attending UM football games, and walking her dogs. Kati also holds an Associate's degree in Construction Management, occasionally working with her husband's construction business in Chelsea, Michigan.