5.3 Leaves

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The parental leave policy is intended for tenure-track/tenured faculty who have experienced the birth or adoption of a child(ren) within the academic year that the benefit would be used. The benefit could be split between two parents if they are both tenure-track/tenured faculty at the College. The policy allows for a faculty member to choose from one of three options for a leave. Each leave is based on a semester schedule and assumes that the faculty member has a five-course teaching load. There are three options for the leave:

1. Reduction to a 3 course load for the academic year at full pay
2. Reduction to a 2 course load for the academic year at ¾ pay
3. Year off from teaching at 1/3 pay

In order to realize the benefit, the faculty member should meet with the Provost to choose an option for the leave, in consultation with the department/program chair. The College will provide funding for replacement courses for those that are vacated by the person on leave.

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(revised July 1998) (revised August 2009)

(Note: This policy was drafted with all employees, instructional and non-instructional alike, in mind).

If an employee's child, spouse, parents, stepparents, sibling, mother or father-in-law should die, the employee can take up to five (5) working days off without loss of pay.

An employee may be absent one day without loss of pay when her or his grandparent or brother or sister-in-law dies.

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