Faculty directory goes digital

By Rob Bradfield
Staff Writer

The Office of the Provost has taken the Baylor faculty directory into the electronic age.

This week, the university will release the first full online version of the faculty directory.

The directory will feature all the information available in the print form and up-to-date information, such as the classes they teach and education history.

The new directory is intended to make finding information easier and will be organized alphabetically by department.

“It’s the logical way that someone would … look for faculty members,” Becky King, associate vice president for information technology services, said.

The new move will replace the annually published print version of the directory that is distributed among the faculty.

“For a variety of reasons, we’ve decided to convert that paper directory into an online directory,” Tiffany Hogue, chief of staff of the provost, said.

According to an email sent to the faculty in January, those reasons include conserving paper, saving money and fewer staff hours spent printing and distributing the hard copy directory.

The online directory will feature only full-time faculty, and will run alongside the current online faculty, staff and student directory.

Faculty members will be able to print the directory by department, individually or in full.

The new directory will not be available to students, but the combined faculty, staff and student directory will still be available online.