Faculty Diversity and Belonging
Baylor University has a strong commitment to faculty development and diversity. The Baylor community is fully committed to nurturing an environment for knowing, being, and doing across campus where people of all backgrounds can come together - because we know that together we are stronger.
To learn more about Baylor faculty's diversity, climate, recruitment, development, and retention explore the surveys that are currently taking place on campus.
The Campus Climate Survey pertains to diversity, inclusion and overall environment from the perspective of faculty, staff, and students. Our first climate survey took place in 2017 and will be used as a benchmark. This study will measure perceptions of climate including inclusiveness, friendliness, cooperation, support, and opportunities for career advancement and academic success and also compared to the original survey two years ago.
The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education 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, universities, and state systems have strengthened their capacity to identify the drivers of faculty success and implement informed changes.
Baylor University offers its faculty members a variety of faculty development opportunities to support teaching and research as well as creative activities and performance in the arts. The specific opportunities offered by the university may vary over time as they evolve to meet changing faculty and university needs.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Baylor, we celebrate our distinctive place in higher education - where research, scholarship, and faith guide the mind in understanding the complex diversity of God’s creation and prepare the whole person for service and leadership. Baylor is committed to developing critical thinkers and active citizens for full participation in our global community. We will develop the whole person within the context of God’s creation - a rich, complexity of life and diversity.