Faculty & Staff News: Featured
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference will feature internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.
KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor University to offer online mental health counseling as an option for students
July 19, 2016 - VIDEO INCLUDED: Starting this fall, Baylor University will offer online counseling in an effort to see more students and see them quickly. The service called Therapist Assisted Online will be offered as an option for students who have mild to moderate depression and anxiety. "Universities, really all across the country, struggle with some different things. One of those is how do we see the number of students that are coming to us and see those students, and see them in a timely manner with the resources that we have," Jim Marsh, Ph.D., director of counseling services at Baylor.
What do you do when an institution you love fails you? How do you make sense of the fact that an institution that could be so intellectually stimulating, so formative, so memorable, could also have been a place for horrific behavior and ineffective responses to that behavior? What do you do with your feelings of sadness, grief, anger--even shame? Can you still love that institution, knowing what you now know?