Attendance at Faculty Meetings and Commencement
BU-PP 710 - Faculty Meetings states, "Faculty members are expected to attend meetings called by the President, Provost, deans of their schools and departmental chairs. The full University faculty usually will be called together for a general meeting no more than once each semester. Faculties of the various schools and colleges will be subject to call by the deans of their schools and the chairs of their departments on a regular basis."
Additionally, faculty members are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony at the end of each semester in which they teach. Participation may involve acting as a marshal or usher or simply attending the ceremony in academic regalia as a representative of the Baylor University faculty. Check the Faculty page on the Commencement website for information about faculty parking, greeting graduates, renting regalia, and borrowing regalia from the University at no cost.
Baylor University faculty members are expected to be contributing members, in a variety of ways, both of the University community and of the larger academic, civic, and religious communities as well.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty after their third probationary year are expected to serve on at least one and no more than three University committees. Faculty members are also expected to bear, along with their colleagues, an appropriate number of responsibilities and committee assignments within their academic unit and/or department.