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Aug
4
2020
COVID-19 Testing Information
Baylor is requiring a negative COVID-19 test of all students, faculty and staff coming to campus for the fall semester. The mandatory COVID-19 test kits will be mailed to students, faculty and staff beginning the first week of August.
Jul
28
2020
Faculty Reflect on Summer of Discovery Student Benefits
As Baylor’s Summer of Discovery — the innovative collection of discounted summer course bundles for current students, incoming freshmen and rising high school seniors in an online environment — nears an end, faculty are reflecting on the student benefits of the experience.
Jul
17
2020
Baylor News Digest to replace printed Baylor News
Baylor News Digest is a new email communication to all faculty, staff and students that will be sent weekly on Wednesdays.
Apr
24
2020
Employee Assistance Program and MDLIVE Offer Support for Baylor Faculty and Staff
During this time of stress and uncertainty due to COVID-19, it is understandable to be dealing with feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and more. As a reminder that support and resources are available, Baylor University provides full-time faculty and staff — and their dependent family members — with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and telehealth coverage through MDLIVE to encourage and support their holistic wellbeing.

Apr
23
2020
A Remarkably Smooth Transition to Remote Work Thanks to Partnership
For most of the Baylor faculty, staff and students, preparations for moving to online working and classes seemed to happen in the blink of an eye. For Jon Allen, Baylor’s chief information security officer, the process of transitioning Baylor’s tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff to remote work was a blur.
Apr
23
2020
Human Resources Supporting Remote Work Amid COVID-19
As the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic developed, Baylor University had to take quick action to protect students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of the campus community, the ongoing continuity of our academic mission and the continuity of business operations were top priorities of the University.
Apr
23
2020
Baylor Hosting Inventive Virtual Spring and Summer Events
Keeping Baylor students at the forefront of operations, the University is making the necessary arrangements to ensure current and future student success. Baylor also developed interactive and unique ways to move campus tours, Orientation and other spring and summer events online.
Feb
5
2020
Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future
Mayborn exhibit celebrates Baylor’s 175th anniversary and invites visitors to gaze into the future.
Feb
5
2020
The Equity Office will now be working closely with the Title IX Office, combining efforts to ensure the Baylor campus is a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for all members of the University community.
Feb
5
2020
Recent changes in Texas law affect how employees interact with Title IX. Texas Senate Bill 212 was put into effect at the start of 2020.
Feb
5
2020
Baylor Compliance and Risk Services Launches Policy Library Website
baylor.edu/risk/policy
Baylor University’s policy process, once decentralized, is now coordinated through University Compliance and Risk Services, providing a central point for the development, review and approval for University policies.
Feb
5
2020
Baylor Announces Recipients of Baylor Alumni Awards
The recipients of the 2019-20 Baylor Alumni Awards were announced January 23. The awards recognize those who achieve remarkable success in a manner that embodies the distinctive mission of the University.
Feb
5
2020
Texas Business Journals and Baylor Release Study of Business Outlook and Research Partnerships
Nearly 600 Texas business leaders responded to a recent survey conducted by Texas Business Journals and Baylor University on topics related to the state’s business landscape, growth projections, concerns facing businesses and the role of higher education in preparing the workforce and partnering to find solutions to industry challenges.
Feb
5
2020
The Baylor Family Rallies Around Mascot Lady During Treatment of Tumor
In early December, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced in a letter to the Baylor Family that one of the University’s beloved live American black bears mascots, Lady, was receiving treatments for a benign cranial mediastinal mass, or thymoma, in her chest.
Feb
5
2020
Spirituality and Character Study Helps Baylor Support Student Development
Baylor researchers recently released early findings from the Spirituality and Character Study administered among Baylor students and alumni.
Feb
5
2020
Solid Gold Neighbor Initiative Launches Go Gold Program in Partnership with Waco Businesses Providing Local Discounts to Faculty and Staff
Go Gold! offers local businesses a variety of ways to engage the campus community, most notably through the Go Gold! Discount program.
Feb
5
2020
Give Light Campaign: Creating a Bright Future
As Baylor University celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2020, the Baylor Family has provided tremendous momentum for the University’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign.
Feb
5
2020
Newsmakers Luncheon Recognizes the Efforts of Media-Trained Faculty Experts
In October, Baylor Media and Public Relations honored more than 90 faculty members during the second annual Newsmakers Luncheon.
Feb
5
2020
Continuing Ed Receives Grant from Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team to Create Training Curriculum
Baylor Continuing Education is working on an extensive project to create and implement a customized Motivational Interviewing training curriculum designed for those who provide services to children and youth who have been sexually exploited.
Feb
5
2020
Baylor Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey
Begins February 10
Full-time Baylor faculty have the opportunity to complete the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey which will be used to obtain actionable data about the conditions, environment, policies and practices that support the best faculty work.
Feb
5
2020
Baylor University Names Mark and Paula Hurd as 2019-2020 Founders Medal Recipients
Baylor has named Mark and Paula Hurd recipients of the 2019-2020 Baylor University Founders Medal.
Feb
5
2020
Ignite Project Team Offers Training as Launch Date Nears
The Ignite project, which is bringing transformation to Baylor business processes and resource management strategies, continues on track for a June 2020 release. As we start the year, the Ignite Team is eager to share updates and progress with the campus community.
Nov
18
2019
Success Center Gains Campus-Wide Support in Reaching New Retention Goals
In an effort to increase University retention rates, the Paul L. Foster Success Center recently identified some key challenges and goals to implement a plan for student success.
Nov
18
2019
Baylor Continuing Education Introduces Nonprofit Certificate Program
Baylor Continuing Education introduced a new certificate program for professionals in the nonprofit sector to develop foundational knowledge and skills necessary for effective leadership and service.
Nov
18
2019
Texas Hunger Initiative Launches Umbrella Entity Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative announced the official launch of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty which will act as an umbrella entity for efforts to end hunger and poverty in Texas and elsewhere.
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