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.

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.

Graduate Professional Education

Baylor's online Graduate Professional Education programs offer an academically rigorous, Christian education. These programs provide flexible education opportunities that are backed by over 170 years of experience. Requiring both field and project work, as well as strategically scheduled immersions, the online programs are comprised of high-quality students and led by gifted faculty.

Jan
31
2019
November 2, 2018 – January 31, 2019 | The Ink Shop Printmaking Center | Ithaka, NY
Jan
23
2019
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2019) – The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $2.6 million grant to Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and co-principal investigator Benjamin Houltberg, Ph.D., director of research at the University of Southern California Performance Science Institute. The grant aims to galvanize widespread scientific development of virtue interventions for adolescents across a diversity of contexts – such as athletic teams, religious organizations, youth community centers and online – that attend to spirituality and transcendent purpose.
Dec
4
2018
Nov. 21, 2018
In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales' lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years. Using a technique they pioneered six years ago, Stephen J. Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science, both in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, analyzed earplug laminae, a growth layer representing six months found in whale earwax, as part of their recent study published in Nature Communications.