Illuminate is Baylor University’s Academic Strategic Plan. Launched in 2018, its ambitious goal is to position Baylor solidly as a university “where research discoveries illuminate solutions to significant challenges confronting our world and where creative endeavors reflect the breadth of God’s creation.”
One of the Signature Academic Initiatives outlined in Illuminate is Human Flourishing, Leadership, and Ethics. The Baylor Ethics Initiative grows out of this academic strategic plan in a way that ties ethics and flourishing directly to at least three other Signature Academic Initiatives: Health, Data Sciences, and Baylor in Latin America. At the same time, it draws upon and reinforces the Foundational Pillars upon which Illuminate is built: it is rooted in research and scholarship about the significant challenges confronting our world while remaining deeply committed to transformational education in a Christian environment that critically and creatively engages the entire spectrum of human activity.
Additional information about Illuminate can be found here: https://www.baylor.edu/illuminate/.