U.S. Department of Education fines Baylor $462K for violations of Jeanne Clery Act

The U.S. Department of Education has fined Baylor University about $462,000 for violations of campus crime and safety rules after the school announced in 2017 that it was being investigated in light of public reports of sexual assaults on campus being higher than the numbers Baylor had officially reported.

The violations of the Jeanne Clery Act occurred between 2011 and 2016 and included “lack of administrative capability, failure to report accurate crime statistics in the annual security report, failure to comply with

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Baylor moves finance to the cloud

By Margaret Lindquist | September 2020

For Jon Allen, Baylor’s interim CIO and chief information security officer, the decision to move Baylor University’s finance and human resources applications to the cloud was about much more than just a technology upgrade. “You can’t expect your students to be ready for an unknown future if you aren’t also moving forward,” Allen says.

Brett Dalton, Chief Business Officer, Baylor University

Brett Dalton, Chief Business Officer, Baylor University

Controlling costs, providing students with great research opportunities, and attracting top faculty members are three things that Brett Dalton, Baylor’s chief business officer, cites as top priorities for Baylor—and the move to modernize their back-office processes and systems creates a foundation for achieving those goals.

“Every dollar that we spend on back-office operations—those are dollars that we’re not spending in the classroom. Those are dollars that we’re not spending in the lab,” says Dalton. That simple equation has been the driving force

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Baylor University Earns High Ranking for Student Engagement by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings | Media and Public Relations

Contact: Terry Goodrich, Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-644-4155
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WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2020) — The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2021 has ranked Baylor University No. 5 nationally in the category of engagement, which measures how well a university informs, inspires and challenges students.

Baylor also earned top ranking of the Big 12 universities in the engagement classification of the rankings, which included 797 institutions.

The College Rankings is a pioneering ranking of United States colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking adopts a balanced scorecard approach, with four pillars — engagement, outcomes, resources and environment — that combine 15 individual performance indicators to create an overall score reflecting an institution’s strength.

The ranking is designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the

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