Public Office Leave
Faculty Members elected or appointed to a full-time public office shall be granted an unpaid leave of absence for a maximum of four (4) years.
Terminal Degree Leave
Any tenured Faculty Member who lacks a terminal degree or equivalent in his or her current area of teaching and research specialization may be granted, upon request, a year's leave without pay for the purpose of working toward that degree. Such leave of absence may be renewable for a second (2nd) year, if necessary, for the completion of the degree.
Professional or Personal Leaves
Faculty Members may be granted paid or unpaid leaves of absence for professional or personal reasons with the consent of the Board.
Child Care Leave
A Faculty Member shall be granted an unpaid leave of absence, for a period not to exceed one semester, when a Faculty Member becomes a parent through childbirth or adoption of a child of less than 13 years of age. The University shall not be obligated to grant the leave to more than one parent if both parents are employed by the University. To be eligible for this leave, a Faculty Member must provide 60 calendar days of written notice whenever practicable.
The University may grant paid or unpaid leaves of up to one (1) calendar year to carry out research and/or educational activities supported under grants, contracts, fellowships, or University research awards. The University, at its discretion, may renew such a leave.
The employee should contact Human Resource Services to arrange for continuing or discontinuing insurance or annuity program coverage after leave is approved.