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Oct
27
2020
We are nearing the deadline for you to request an all online schedule for the spring semester. If you would like to request an all online schedule and have not done so already, please complete the Spring 2021 Online Schedule Request Form by this Friday, October 30. Requests made after October 30 will not be considered.
Oct
8
2020
If you are at risk for complications from COVID-19, or live with someone who is, you may request to register for an online-only schedule by submitting the Spring 2021 Online Schedule Request Form.
Sep
30
2020
Across the country, professionals who work on COVID-19 prevention and mitigation are hearing a new term: “testing fatigue.” Its meaning is self-explanatory. People are growing tired of the testing protocols developed to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus.
Sep
18
2020
On Wednesday I shared with you our revised calendar for the spring semester, which establishes a framework for successfully completing the entire academic year with campus-based instruction. Today, I would like to provide a few more details regarding how the University is operationalizing this planned calendar.
Sep
16
2020
Even as we began the Fall, we were looking ahead to the safest and most effective plan for our Spring semester. Our planning priority has been the safe completion of the Spring semester with campus-based instruction.
Sep
3
2020
President Livingstone and Provost Brickhouse were joined by Board Chair Mark Rountree, Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Paxton Riter, CEO of iDesign along with other Baylor leaders for the 2020 Virtual Fall Faculty Meeting.
Sep
2
2020
As we responded over the weekend to the positive COVID-19 cases on the 3rd and 4th floors of Martin Hall, we identified the need to define and further clarify several common practices and terms that are used as part of Baylor’s COVID-19 response – Self-Isolation, Self-Quarantine, Reside in Place, Close Contact and Contact Tracing.
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.
Jul
24
2020
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainties and unique challenges as you plan to return to Baylor in the Fall. Our goal is to be responsive to the needs of our students as it relates to course scheduling.
Jul
14
2020
As we continue preparations for the start of the fall semester, I reflect on the many decisions that have been forced upon us by COVID-19. We have tackled transitioning to online instruction, teleworking away from campus, preserving budgetary resources, extending additional care and concern for our students, and maintaining our own personal health and well-being.
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.
May
4
2020
As we approach the conclusion of the spring semester, I wish to express my deep gratitude to you for your remarkable service to our students during this unprecedented period of disruption and restriction. Your investment of time and energy in their education and to our institutional mission as a Christian research university has been of the greatest importance.
Apr
29
2020
Earlier this week President Livingstone announced Baylor University’s intent to safely resume in-person teaching, learning and residential life for the fall 2020 semester. This announcement has reduced the uncertainty for our current and prospective students, as well as our faculty and staff, and provides a specific target for which we must plan in the weeks and months ahead.
Apr
16
2020
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2020) – Baylor University faculty members Lisa Shaver, Ph.D., and Joe C. Yelderman Jr., Ph.D., have been selected to receive 2020 Centennial Professor Awards for their respective research projects on women’s rhetoric and the impact of drought on groundwater in the Central Texas region.
Apr
7
2020
Dr. Doug Henry Appointed Dean of the Honors College
I am pleased to share with you that Douglas V. Henry, Ph.D., who has served admirably since last summer as Interim Dean of the Honors College, has been selected to serve as Dean in an official capacity, effective May 1.
Mar
31
2020
Today we jointly want to provide two significant faculty-focused updates, based on our collaborative work and in recognition of the many professional and personal disruptions you have faced this semester due to COVID-19.
Mar
31
2020
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2020) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced today that the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Professor Robert F. Darden III, Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz and Dr. Charles A. Weaver III.
Mar
24
2020
The spring 2020 semester has presented many unprecedented circumstances for Baylor University’s students, faculty and staff as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In recognition of these challenges, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to elect to convert any of their spring course grades to Pass/Fail at the end of the semester once their final grades have been submitted.
Mar
16
2020
I cannot express enough how much we appreciate your understanding, dedication and teamwork during these uncertain times in response to the coronavirus or COVID-19.
Mar
11
2020
You should have received an email from President Livingstone today regarding the University’s immediate decision to extend spring break by one week (March 16-20) and shift classes to online instruction in response to the continually evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States.
Nov
3
2019
Project Included Trip to Harvard's Art Museum for First Person Research
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