FAQs for TORS
Graduate Student Teachers-of-Record (TORs)
Graduate students throughout programs at Baylor University, both at the master's and doctoral level, have the opportunity to teach undergraduate classes. Evidence shows that this is beneficial to graduate students, preparing them for future jobs in the academy--possibly even speeding their time to degree while reducing their waiting time on the job market. The Baylor University Graduate School works hard to support graduate student TORs.
To help us in this process, we encourage Graduate Program Directors and their Administrative Assistants to complete the TOR reporting online form so that the Graduate School can properly connect TORs to training. The online form will be sent out through the GPD updates at the end of each semester.
1). Teacher of Record Training (TORT): All Teachers-of-Record at Baylor University must receive training appropriate to their role. This training is primarily focused on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and related concerns. Graduate Programs should alert the Graduate School of all first time TORs (through the Graduate Student Benefits Database) so that we can enroll them in the Canvas TOR training. All TORs must complete this training, and the Graduate School will monitor student participation and alert GPDs of non-compliant students.
2). Title IX training: All Teachers-of-Record at Baylor University must complete Title IX training. The Graduate School sends a list of all TORs (taken from the Graduate Student Benefits Database) to HR, who will then enroll TORs in the Title IX training.
3). The Graduate School through our GPS workshops and through our partnership with ATL provides several workshops and education opportunities for graduate student teachers.