Baylor and Vision 2012:
An Introduction to the Annual
Assessment of the Twelve Imperatives
Substantial and sustained progress starts with a vision – a plan for moving forward. For Baylor University, that vision is Baylor 2012: Baylor intends to enter the top tier of American universities while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission. We aim to assume a unique leadership position in higher education by adding new faculty, facilities and programs that position us as a Protestant, Baptist research university without peer. Baylor strives to be a research university characterized by thoughtful, deepening and distinctively faith-based perspectives on the calling and practice of the life of the mind--an institution of higher education that seeks to embody the highest principles of Christian community in all aspects of teaching, research and service to the wider world.
Plans for creating this Vision began in 2000 and included broad input from faculty, staff, alumni, students and other members of the Baylor family. It was presented to, and unanimously approved by, the Board of Regents in September of 2001. The 2012 vision includes twelve imperatives necessary for Baylor to fulfill the Vision. These imperatives range from academic and scholarly initiatives, to student life and campus expansion and improvement, to reaffirmation of faith-based learning, to athletics.
You are invited to examine each Imperative and its most recent indicators be clicking on the links below.
Dr. Larry Lyon
Vice Provost for Institutional
Imperative I - Establish an environment where learning can flourish.
Imperative II - Create a truly residential campus.
Imperative III - Develop a world-class faculty.
Imperative IV - Attract and support a top-tier student body.
Imperative V - Initiate outstanding new academic programs in selected areas.
Imperative VI - Guide all Baylor students through academic and student life programming to understand life as a stewardship and work as a vocation.
Imperative VII - Provide outstanding academic facilities.
Imperative VIII - Construct useful and aesthetically pleasing physical spaces.
Imperative IX - Enhance involvement of the entire Baylor family.
Imperative X - Build with integrity a winning athletic tradition in all sports.
Imperative XI - Emphasize global education.
Imperative XII - Achieve a two-billion dollar endowment.