Faculty & Staff News: Announcements
November 1 - 18, 2016 is Baylor's Open Enrollment for benefits that will be in effect for 2017. If you have been considering a change in plans for medical, dental or vision, or want to continue your Flexible Spending Account, you can do so during Open Enrollment.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.
Have you submitted a nomination for a staff member you believe is outstanding? Honor a staff member for their contribution to Baylor's students, community members, and colleagues!
Baylor University will hold a memorial service for David Grotberg, a sophomore University Scholar from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Join faculty, staff and Baylor benefit vendors from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room to learn about benefit options for 2017.
Take advantage of a Weight Watchers @ Work special price when you register for the new session before November 1.
We all experience times when we need a little help, whether dealing with a loss, needing child or elder care, or even writing a will.
Baylor Alert! The Baylor Police Department has received multiple reports tonight that Baylor students have received a text message indicating an emergency on campus and to evacuate all buildings. Other universities have reported similar messages sent to their students. There is no emergency on the Baylor campus. The text message Baylor students received is false and did not come from Baylor University. Official emergency notifications will come from Baylor Alert. If you have any concerns, please contact Baylor Police at 254-710-2222.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the appointment of Kristan Tucker as Baylor’s Title IX Coordinator, effective immediately.
Baylor University is required to have in place an Emergency Action Plan per OSHA standards, which should be reviewed by all employees.
Please take a moment to nominate Baylor staff members for the Outstanding Staff Award.
Amy Blankson, co-founder of GoodThink, Inc., spoke at the Fall Staff Forum last week on the benefits of and techniques to take advantage of happiness.
The ID Office will be closed Monday for its relocation to campus, reopening 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Due to a recent update in programming, a test of the outdoor and indoor speakers of emergency notification system will be conducted today, September 23, 2016, at 4:00 PM.
The ID Office will move from Robinson Tower to the Speight Parking Facility October 3.
Sign up for a Baylor Club membership by September 15 and receive a complimentary dinner for two.
The Report It website is a new resource to help faculty, staff, students and others locate mechanisms for reporting violations of University policy, troubling behavior or criminal activity to the appropriate authorities.
Baylor is entering our decennial reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and one aspect of the process is the creation of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Over the past academic year, a group of faculty, staff, and student representatives have worked to create a draft proposal for the QEP, which is entitled <em>Global Baylor: Addressing Challenges to Human Flourishing</em>. A copy of this draft is available at <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/qep">www.baylor.edu/qep</a>, and your comments on any aspect of this proposal are invited.
Parking and Transportation Services has made some parking modifications that will take effect this fall.
Last spring, Baylor completed a deliberative process outlined by Texas Senate Bill 11 through which private universities could opt out of what is known as the “campus carry law.” After robust conversations, Baylor determined that it would continue to prohibit license holders from carrying concealed handguns on the Baylor University campus, on any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by Baylor University is being conducted or in a passenger transportation vehicle owned by Baylor University.