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.
COACHE is a research-practice partnership and network of peer institutions dedicated to improving outcomes in faculty recruitment, development, and retention. Under COACHE, more than 300 colleges and universities have strengthened their capacity to identify the drivers of faculty success and implement informed changes. This strategic partnership allowed us to compare our results across campus, relative to five peer institutions, and across 110 institutions nationwide.
Readers Meet the Author features the scholarly work of faculty from across disciplines in a unique virtual format. At each gathering, we focus on a recently authored book by a member of our Baylor Community, hearing from the author and sharing in a Q&A.
As a leading Christian institution with a strong Baptist heritage and impact that extends throughout Texas and internationally, Baylor University seeks to “educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.” In line with this mission, we seek to embody Christ’s teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries of racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious, and other expressions of human difference.
Baylor University, along with 9 other U.S. and international universities, is a participant in the 18th cohort of the American Council on Education's (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory, a guided and collaborative strategic planning process.
Baylor's success is dependent upon recruiting the very best from a diverse pool of candidates. The University provides a vibrant campus community with students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. We invite you to come be a part of our community.
We are so proud to host over 2,000 faculty members here at Baylor. Learn more about special events, awards, and benefits, the latest announcements, as well as development opportunities to hone your craft.
Learn more about the resources available for those retiring from Baylor's faculty, as well as the most up-to-date lists of emeritus faculty and recent retirees. Once a Baylor Bear, always a Baylor Bear!
Every fall, I am excited as new faculty arrive and current faculty return. Students move into residence halls, off-campus houses, and apartments and find their way through a new schedule of classes, clubs, and other activities. There is a rhythm to the academic year that I find rejuvenating.
Fall 2023 is here! Let me give you a bit of a preview of what you can expect for this forthcoming fall semester.
Artificial intelligence (AI) will disrupt higher education.
ChatGPT told me so.
It must be true.
Much has happened at Baylor since I arrived here four years ago. Together we have navigated COVID-19, reached Carnegie’s highest research status of R1, and doubled graduate student enrollments – while also continuing to deepen our longstanding commitment to providing a transformative undergraduate education in a caring Christian community.