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
19
2020
Now that our unprecedented spring semester is complete, we have quickly transitioned into the May minimester with the summer sessions right around the corner. We could not be more excited about Baylor’s new Summer of Discovery.
May
7
2020
As we shared with you in our March 24 e-mail, in recognition of the unprecedented challenges due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we approved a policy to allow undergraduate students the opportunity to elect to convert any of their Spring 2020 course grades (numbered 4999 and below) to Pass/Fail at the end of the semester once their assigned grades have been submitted.
May
6
2020
Dr. Shanna Hagan-Burke Appointed Dean of Baylor School of Education
I am pleased to share with you that Shanna Hagan-Burke, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education and Head of the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development, has been selected to serve as Dean of the Baylor University School of Education, effective July 1.