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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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