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
May
10
2021
I am writing today to inform you that Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D., has decided to step down as dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, effective May 31, 2021. He will continue to hold the Brown Foundation Endowed Chair.
Apr
26
2021
I am quite pleased to report that all of you (literally all of you) did an excellent job in verifying your class rosters. Through hard work by all of you and multiple offices on campus, we were able to move our compliance percentage with class roster verification from a previous high of approximately 43% to 100% for this spring.
Apr
12
2021
I am pleased to share with you that Linda Plank, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, who has served commendably since last summer as Interim Dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), has been selected to serve as Dean in an official capacity, effective May 1.