Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to present the Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Handbook.

We have compiled the policies, procedures and resources of Baylor in this document in order to help you find the information you need to contribute to the College’s missions of excellence in research, education, patient care and service.

As an academic institution, individual freedom of expression is highly prized at Baylor. As an institution with multiple components and constituents, our individual academic freedoms must always be couched within our commitment to the highest professional standards. The College’s policies are meant to supplement and support the standards of our professions as scientists and healthcare providers.

The nature of our work and the environment in which we function are ever-changing and therefore our policies frequently require adjustments and updating. This handbook is designed to be a guide to help you find the information and resources you need to support your work here at Baylor.

For questions regarding any of the policies or procedures in this handbook and/or clarification regarding any apparent contradictions with other information sources at Baylor, please speak with the leadership of your department or center.

As with all Baylor publications and policies, I welcome your feedback. Please send comments or suggestions regarding improvements for future editions of the Faculty Handbook to president@bcm.edu.

Paul Klotman, M.D.
President and CEO
Baylor College of Medicine

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