In 2010, Baylor implemented a policy that all Teachers of Record (graduate students and faculty) receive training appropriate to their role in the university. This training is primarily focused upon the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and related concerns. The Graduate School, in partnership with the office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, offers trainings sessions each semester that any student may attend, and all new Teachers of Record (TORs) are required to attend.
Notifications for upcoming training sessions are sent to new TORs and to participants in the Teaching Capstone in Higher Education program with links and instructions for registering. You can also learn about scheduled sessions and how to register by contacting Rachel Whitenton at the Graduate School. Attendance is tracked by swiping your Baylor ID card at the session and attendance information is electronically available to the Graduate School. At the end of your capstone program, you will provide the date of your training on the program completion checklist so that attendance records can be consulted.
The Category 2 requirement may be fulfilled prior to entering the capstone program – usually by a participant entering the capstone program after already becoming a TOR. These participants will have completed this training as a part of their TOR requirements.