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Oct
4
2021
The Student Organization Conduct Policy outlines Baylor University’s steps in addressing alleged violations of policy by both chartered and non-chartered student organizations.
Sep
23
2021
The Academic Freedom and Duties policy articulates the University’s commitment to academic freedom for faculty members, as well as expectations for the performance of their duties.
Sep
23
2021
The Baylor Benefits Section 125 Cafeteria Plan policy allows health-related insurance premiums and other allowable expenses to be deducted from the employee’s pay before Federal income tax withholding and Social Security taxes are calculated and deducted.
Sep
23
2021
The Retirement Benefits policy provides certain fringe benefits to retirees according to eligibility and retirement classification.
Sep
23
2021
The Unemployment Compensation Policy informs employees of their unemployment benefits in accordance with state law.
Sep
16
2021
The Staff Performance Appraisal and Planning Process Policy (BU-PP 804) establishes an annual performance evaluation as a part of ongoing performance management to provide performance feedback to employees, inform the merit process, and provide information that may influence salary decisions, promotions, and transfers.
Sep
16
2021
The Work Hours and Schedules Policy establishes work schedules and outlines procedures for recording leave hours and hours worked.
Sep
15
2021
Baylor University has revised its Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy to ensure compliance with recent court rulings and expressed intent from the Department of Education.
Aug
16
2021
The Clery Notification policy outlines Baylor University’s responsibilities to disseminate Clery required emergency notifications, timely warnings, and safety notifications.
Aug
5
2021
The Policy on Clinical Faculty at Baylor University provides guidance for faculty and administrators with respect to Clinical Faculty members’ roles, responsibilities, review, and progress toward promotion.
Aug
5
2021
The Tenure at Baylor University policy sets forth the qualifications, responsibilities, and terms of employment for faculty on Tenure-Track and with Tenure at Baylor University.
May
20
2021
The Group Long-Term Disability policy provides details on the group long-term disability insurance coverage that Baylor provides eligible employees. The policy provides details regarding the eligibility and approval process along with the amount of coverage this policy provides to eligible employees.
May
10
2021
Baylor University offers a “457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan” (the “Plan”), which is designed to permit any participant who has maximized their 403(b) elective deferrals with an additional opportunity to save for retirement.
May
10
2021
The Group Life and Dependent Life Insurance policy provides details on the group life and dependent insurance coverage that Baylor provides eligible employees and their eligible dependents. The policy provides the coverage levels provided to employees and their eligible dependents.
May
3
2021
Baylor transitioned the Policy on Romantic and/or Sexual Conduct with Students or Supervisees to the new policy template. The document continues to provide policy in relation to expected conduct consistent with the stated Christian mission of the University while maintaining a learning environment based on ethical and professional behavior and mutual respect for all students and employees.
Mar
24
2021
The Staff Teaching policy establishes the University’s position regarding staff employees teaching outside of their primary staff role. It is the policy of Baylor University to provide an environment where staff can focus their time, effort, and energy on their primary job functions resulting in effective job performance. Only in rare circumstances when the teaching need cannot be met by current faculty or other external hires, should a staff member be utilized for a temporary and limited purpose.
Mar
5
2021
The Intellectual Property Policy (BU-PP 721) addresses how Baylor University responds to an invention, how the intellectual property (IP) is managed, and how revenue shares generated from IP are distributed within the University. A revision of this policy, last addressed in 2005, was necessary given an increase in intellectual property and commercialization opportunities within Baylor over the last few years. This trend is expected to continue as Baylor continues its rise towards R1 status.
Mar
5
2021
The intent of the policy is to ensure effective planning and implementation of new initiatives or significant changes that will impact students and other university constituents. This policy update reflects recent changes to federal law and SACSCOC accreditation standards related to substantive changes.
Feb
8
2021
The Academic Credentials for Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Other Teachers Policy provides academic credential guidelines for faculty as well as others who teach at Baylor University.
Feb
8
2021
The Group Insurance Policy provides details on the plans that are covered under the University’s group insurance and the definition of a spouse and dependents that employees can cover under their plan(s). The policy provides enrollment and continuation of coverage details and instructions.
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