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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation is a two-day program focusing on teaching and scholarship within the context of a Christian university. You will meet other Baylor family members - fellow newcomers, professors, administrators, and staff - while learning more about what makes Baylor a great college to work for.

The program is is held the Monday and Tuesday of the week prior to the start of the semester and you will receive an email from the Provost's Office with details and logistical information. Both days of the orientation include breakfast and lunch. Academic and campus leaders also attend the lunches, providing you a great opportunity to network and initiate cross-departmental relationships with colleagues. Additionally, the Provost hosts a dinner for all new faculty during orientation. Upon arrival, you will receive a packet of information including resources across campus, a course catalog, and a notebook.

You can read more about New Faculty Orientation on the Executive Vice President and Provost website.

Sample Orientation Sessions
  • Faith and Learning at Baylor
  • Research Opportunities
  • Teaching at Baylor
  • Enhancing the Teaching Role
  • Baylor Information Technology Services
  • Baylor Students
  • Policies and Procedures-FERPA, Legal Requirements
  • Baylor Traditions
  • Baylor Libraries-opportunity to meet departmental liasons

Bear Essentials for Faculty

Bear Essentials marks the start of your career at Baylor and ensures that all new employees learn about the culture and benefits here.

If you have not already, please register for one of the scheduled Bear Essentials session: Register for a session.

  1. Print and bring your completed employment paperwork to your new hire orientation session.
  2. Arrive at Clifton Robinson Tower, Suite 200, at the session time.
Bear Essentials Agenda
  • Doors open -snacks & coffee available: 15 minutes prior to session
  • Welcome to Baylor
  • Benefits at Baylor
  • Submit employment paperwork