165.5 Leaves of Absence

Created by: Dana Trebing on 10/15/2004
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 60 - Professional Growth
 
Originator: Acad. Adm. & Faculty Status Committee
Current File: 165.5
Adoption Date: 11/19/2012
Reviewed for Currency: 11/19/2012
 
Replaces File: 165.5
Date of Origin: 11/12/1975
 
Classification: Faculty
 
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165.5 Leaves of Absence

 

A. Background

A faculty member may request a leave of absence for personal or professional reasons.  (For family and medical leaves of absence, see file 815.1; for military leaves of absence, see file 877.8.)

 

B. Policy

Furman University encourages members of the faculty to use leaves of absence of a semester or longer for professional study, research, writing, or other professional activities.

 

C. Guidelines

1. A faculty member who wishes to be on leave of absence should consult his or her department chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean. All leaves and the terms thereof must be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean.

2. Usually a faculty member on leave will receive no pay or retirement contributions from the University and will pay the entire amount of the premiums for insurance.  However, the faculty member may arrange for payment of a stipend, supplemental retirement contributions, or insurance premiums from some other source.

3. In most cases faculty members on leave without salary will continue to receive other fringe benefits to which they are entitled (e.g. tuition benefits, library and/or PAC access, etc.).

4. A faculty member on a leave of absence without pay is eligible to apply for internal grants (e.g. Research and Professional Growth or Faculty Development).

5. The Dean, in setting the terms of a leave of absence without pay, may allow it to count toward years of service for sabbatical leave or early retirement.  Years of service accumulated prior to the leave of absence will continue to count toward sabbatical leave or early retirement.

6. The Dean, in setting the terms of a leave of absence without pay, may allow it to count toward tenure (see file 158.4) and/or promotion (see file 157.3).

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