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Sep
14
2021
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2021) – Baylor University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host the Boundary Breaking Women’s Panel from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center. Baylor students, faculty and staff are invited.
Sep
13
2021
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2021) – Baylor University announced its official fall enrollment today, including an overall enrollment that topped 20,000 for the first time amid rising diversity and graduation rates.
Aug
10
2021
Because of the University’s improved financial position and an improved outlook relative to COVID-19 and the national economy, we want to provide an update on employee retirement account contributions.
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.
Mar
1
2021
The Office of the Provost, in concert with the Center for Global Engagement and the Office of Global Safety and Security in Baylor's Department of Public Safety, has made the difficult decision to restrict all University-sponsored international travel through the end of June 2021. This includes faculty-led Study Abroad programs scheduled for Summer Session I.
Feb
24
2021
As I look back over the spring semester to date, it is remarkable how you have navigated the ongoing challenges due to COVID-19 and difficulties of unprecedented severe winter weather. Your care for our students and for one another has been inspiring, and I am deeply grateful to you for your continued perseverance.
Feb
19
2021
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your families as we continue to deal with the aftermath of this unprecedented winter storm for the Waco area and our state. With many of you and a number of students dealing with no water or power, flooded residences due to broken pipes, and spotty Internet service, we ask that you extend grace and understanding to your colleagues and our students as remote instruction resumes today. We request that you offer any necessary accommodations during this time of ongoing crisis for many.
Jan
29
2021
During yesterday’s Spring Faculty Meeting, you were invited to engage in the next steps of our COACHE process through Faculty Satisfaction Working Groups.
Jan
28
2021
In a column for The Baylor Lariat, Dr. Brickhouse writes:
As we move forward, let us strive to always treat one another with a loving regard and a mindful consideration of differences that reflect who we are as children of God. Further, let us seek to engage in sometimes difficult conversations in a manner that reflects Baylor’s Christian mission and values.
Jan
26
2021
Thank you for your patience as the Health Management Team has finalized our process for event submissions this spring.
Jan
25
2021
As you read in my email sent to all faculty on January 19th, the time has now come for each of you to complete a critical process related to your class rosters this semester.
Jan
21
2021
Earlier today our longtime colleague Dennis O’Neal, Ph.D., announced to the faculty and staff of Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science his intention to retire as dean in the summer of 2022.
Jan
19
2021
Please review carefully the information below regarding three important matters:  1) the continued use of the Class Roster Verification system, 2) the need for all faculty to monitor academic engagement carefully to know when a student has stopped academic participation, and 3) the recording of F grades and the last date of attendance when a student has ceased to attend classes.
Dec
4
2020
We recognize that this fall semester has been filled with challenges for everyone as we implemented many wide-ranging measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic in order to preserve in-person instruction at Baylor University. We also recognize that as the semester concludes, with final exams currently underway, these challenges have not ended.
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.
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