120.1 Faculty Absences

Created by: Dana Trebing on 05/12/2003
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 20 - Responsibility
Originator: Faculty Status Committee
Current File: 120.1
Adoption Date: 10/20/2015
Reviewed for Currency: 10/20/2015
Replaces File: 120.1
Date of Origin: 07/02/1974
Classification: Faculty
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120.1 Faculty Absences


A. Background

At times a faculty member must be absent from class or other University obligations because of illness or other legitimate reasons.


B. Policy

Faculty members are expected to meet all scheduled classes unless university responsibilities or personal emergencies force them to be absent.


C. Guidelines

1. Faculty should discuss anticipated absences from the campus and classes with the department chair.

2. In case of absence for an emergency the department chair should be notified; if the department chair is not available, faculty should notify the Dean of the Faculty.

3. Absences from class should be arranged to interfere as little as possible with the academic process.

4. For prolonged absences, the department chair and the Dean of the Faculty will make arrangements to have the faculty member's responsibilities covered until he or she returns.

5. Faculty requesting a leave of absence for professional or personal reasons should consult File 165.5, "Leaves of Absence"

6. Cases of extended or permanent disability are handled individually and medical prognosis and insurance coverage will be taken into consideration See File 815.1, "Family and Medical Leaves of Absence".