Office of the Provost

As the university's chief academic officer, the Provost has responsibility for all of Baylor's academic enterprises including twelve schools and colleges and more than one dozen research centers and institutes. The Provost works closely with the President, deans, department chairs, faculty, Regents, and others to provide academic vision and leadership and to promote and support excellence in teaching, learning, and research within the context of a Christian worldview.

Office of the Provost

Faculty Retirement Planning Program

Based on positive feedback regarding the Faculty Retirement Planning Program, I have decided to extend the program for an additional three years. For the current academic year, faculty wishing to take advantage of the program should notify their dean by January 31, 2020, of their intent to retire in either May 2021 or May 2022. With the three-year extension, faculty considering retirement at a later date may choose to take advantage of Plan B or Plan C to retire in May 2022, May 2023, May 2024, or May 2025. Additional guidance, as well as the program document, may be found on H.R.'s website.

Faculty Retirement Planning Program

Illuminate

A new Academic Strategic Plan

Baylor University has embarked on a new Academic Strategic Plan—Illuminate—that draws upon the institution’s heritage and commitment to becoming a preeminent Christian research university, as outlined in Pro Futuris.

More About Illuminate
News & Academic Calendar
Mar
1
2021
The Office of the Provost, in concert with the Center for Global Engagement and the Office of Global Safety and Security in Baylor's Department of Public Safety, has made the difficult decision to restrict all University-sponsored international travel through the end of June 2021. This includes faculty-led Study Abroad programs scheduled for Summer Session I.
Feb
24
2021
As I look back over the spring semester to date, it is remarkable how you have navigated the ongoing challenges due to COVID-19 and difficulties of unprecedented severe winter weather. Your care for our students and for one another has been inspiring, and I am deeply grateful to you for your continued perseverance.
Feb
19
2021
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your families as we continue to deal with the aftermath of this unprecedented winter storm for the Waco area and our state. With many of you and a number of students dealing with no water or power, flooded residences due to broken pipes, and spotty Internet service, we ask that you extend grace and understanding to your colleagues and our students as remote instruction resumes today. We request that you offer any necessary accommodations during this time of ongoing crisis for many.