30.0 II-2.20-POLICY ON LEAVE WITHOUT PAY FOR FACULTY
(Approved by the Board of Regents, November 30, 1989)
Under certain conditions the President or designee may
grant a faculty member leave of absence without pay. A primary
consideration in award of leave without pay is that it shall not
substantially disrupt the academic program or unit of which the
faculty member is part. Leave of absence without pay ordinarily
shall be granted if the purpose of the leave is to advance the
institution's mission of teaching, research, and service or to
enhance the ability of the individual to support that mission.
Leave without pay may also be granted for personal or health
reasons. In no case shall a leave without pay extend beyond the
termination of the individual's term of employment.
The following conditions apply to leave without pay:
1. To be eligible for leave of absence without pay, a faculty
member must be employed on a continuing or term contract
and must normally have been employed for at least two
semesters or twelve months prior to the beginning of the
proposed leave. Continuation of employment of the
individual upon termination of the leave without pay must
be the expectation.
2. A leave without pay is ordinarily granted for no more than
one full year.
3. Unless the President or designee stipulates otherwise, the
period of leave without pay shall not be counted as service
toward the faculty member's eligibility for sabbatical
4. A faculty member on leave without pay may continue to
participate in retirement, medical and health programs, and
other benefit programs only to the extent and under such
conditions as are permitted by each such program. Unless
the President or designee stipulates otherwise, any costs
of such participation in benefits during a leave without
pay shall be borne by the faculty member.
Each institution shall develop procedures and guidelines
for the implementation of this policy; such procedures and
guidelines shall be filed with the office of the Chancellor.
Replacement for: BOR III-10.00, 10.01, 10.02; and BOT VII-G.2