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
Aug
11
2020
On August 7, 2020, Faculty Senate hosted a forum with President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D. and other administrators and experts to discuss plans for faculty, staff and students to safely return to campus. The conversation covered a range of questions submitted to Faculty Senate in advance of the forum and provided more detail on operational aspects of preventing and responding to the occurrence of COVID-19, testing procedures, technology available to faculty, accommodations for students who become ill and much more.
Aug
5
2020
For easy reference, below is a list of information and considerations related to COVID-19 to be aware of as you plan to deliver your courses this fall. Please take time to read through the included policies and statements, as they may answer some of the questions you likely have.
Aug
4
2020
Additional online course development partner
Today I am pleased to announce Baylor’s partnership with iDesign, a Dallas-based instructional design firm, to provide additional resources to you as we prepare for the fall semester.