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Leaves of Absence

Sabbatical Leave

Academic employees and certain administrative officers, with at least six (6) years of consecutive College employment, or those who have completed at least six (6) years of service since their last sabbatical leave, are eligible for sabbatical leave.

The objective of sabbatical leave is to increase your value to the College through planned travel, study, formal education, research, writing, and/or other experience of professional value.

A sabbatical leave may be granted by the President for one (1) year at half basic salary, or for six months at half basic salary. Eligible employees on sabbatical leave may, with prior approval, accept fellowships, grants-in-aid, or earned income. In such cases, the sabbatical leave salary may be adjusted to reflect such income; however, in no case shall the sabbatical leave salary be reduced if the total anticipated earnings are less than an employee's full basic salary. You do not earn vacation or sick leave credits while on sabbatical leave. You must agree in writing to serve a minimum of one year upon return, and you must submit a report of professional activities and accomplishments while on sabbatical leave.

Jury Attendance Leave

Whenever an employee is required to serve on a jury or is subpoenaed or otherwise ordered to be a witness in court, he/she is entitled to leave with pay without charge to leave credits, providing they are not a party to the court action. A copy of the jury summons or other court document should be submitted with the monthly attendance report.

Other Leaves for Faculty and Professional Staff

The President may grant other leaves of absence for employees at full salary or reduced salary, or may grant employees leaves of absence without salary. Consistent with the Policies of the Board of Trustees, a Title F leave may be granted "for the purpose of professional development, acceptance of assignments of limited duration with other universities and colleges, government agencies, foreign nations, private foundations, corporations and similar agencies, as a faculty member, expert, consultant or in a similar capacity, or for other appropriate purposes consistent with the needs and interests of the University." Leaves of absence at full or reduced salary shall be reported to the Chancellor.

Other Leaves of Absence

Leaves of absence, with or without pay, may be available to all employees for sufficient cause, such as ordered military duty, family medical care or as may be prescribed by law. Each case is considered on its individual merits.

Further information is available from the Human Resources Office.

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