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
Nov
3
2021
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2021) – Matt Ridley, Ph.D., award-winning journalist and science writer, will be the featured speaker at the Free Enterprise Forum at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, hosted by the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise on Thursday, Nov. 4. This event will be held in Foster 240 at 5:15 p.m.
Nov
2
2021
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2021) – Pinnipeds — a group including seals, sea lions and walruses — are relatively recently derived marine mammals that evolved from terrestrial carnivorans and reentered the marine environment. Their recent adaptations to an amphibious lifestyle make their evolutionary anatomy of particular interest to Baylor University researcher Sarah Kienle, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.
Nov
1
2021
Baylor's investment in advanced instrumentation has added new labs, opportunities for students and grown Baylor's Center for Microscopy and Imaging.