|A.||The purpose of professional leave with pay is to increase the scholarship and
professional development of members of the faculty and thereby enhance their capacity for
service to the University. Leave of this type from academic duties is a privilege granted
normally to those of professorial rank to afford them the opportunity for study,
investigation, and research.
|B.||The authority to grant leave has been delegated to the Provost. The responsibility for reviewing the merits of the applications and the administrative feasibility of the leave shall be determined by the department chairs or program directors, deans or chancellors, and the Provost in accordance with procedures established by the Provost.|
|A.|| The character of the applicant's plans, their application to teaching or
research effectiveness, and the applicant's ability to carry them out are important
considerations in the granting of leave.
|B.||Professional leave with salary may be granted for one, two, or three
quarters or for a period of time equivalent to the applicant's basic annual appointment.
The leave may be taken in consecutive quarters or in single quarters which ordinarily
shall not exceed the period of the applicant's basic annual appointment during a seven-year
period of service to the University.
|C.||The University will provide salary support, up to the maximum provided
in Subsection 2.D, for the period of the leave as follows:
|1)||Two-thirds salary for a leave of three
quarters (or four quarters if the applicant's basic
appointment is annual);
|2)||Three-fourths salary for a leave of two quarters; or
|3)||Full salary for a leave of one quarter.
|If the applicant secures outside grant,
gift or endowment support, which is designated for salary
purposes, such funds may be applied to increase the
faculty member's remuneration for the period of the
leave to full salary, and thereafter to reduce the
Except as provided in Subsection 2.E
below, the combined remuneration of a person while on
professional leave shall not exceed the individual's
regularly established full salary.
|D.|| The remuneration from state general funds
and general local funds for any such leave granted for any
academic year shall not exceed the average of the highest
quartile of a rank order of salaries of all full-time
teaching faculty holding academic year contracts or
appointments. Remunerated professional leaves for a period
of more or less than an academic year shall be compensated
at rates not to exceed a proportional amount of the average
salary as computed above.
|E.||In unusual circumstances, where the faculty
member requests a professional leave in a particularly high
cost-of-living area, or where the nature of the work to be
performed while on professional leave requires extraordinary
expense, the Provost may approve a combined salary, to be
paid from state general funds and general local funds and
from alternative fund sources, which may exceed normally
contracted salary; provided, that the University shall not
provide from state general funds and general local funds
amounts in excess of those specified in
Subsections 2.C or
2.D above; and provided further, that
such excess salary requests shall be granted only upon
presentation of valid supporting documentation.
|F.||A member of the faculty on leave is not
privileged to accept remunerative employment during the
period of the leave except where the purpose of the leave
is for professional practice or experience which cannot be
The acceptance of a supplemental grant or fellowship should
not carry with it duties or obligations which hinder the
pursuit of the purpose for which the leave is granted.
|G.||A faculty member granted leave must
agree, in writing, to return to the University after
the leave for a period of one year and that failure to
return to the University following the completion of
the leave will result in an obligation to repay the
University any remuneration received from the University
during the leave.
|H.||Ordinarily, professional leave with pay
will not be granted for the purpose of working toward an
advanced degree. Under unusual circumstances, however,
members of the faculty with tenure may be granted this
privilege upon recommendation by the dean or chancellor
to the Provost.
|I.||Professional leave regulations in no way affect financial arrangements approved by the Provost with respect to Fulbright Scholarship recipients.|
|A.||An instruction sheet and application form
for professional leave with pay is available on the
Academic Human Resources website.
|B.||A faculty member who wishes to take a professional leave should file the application at least nine months before the date on which the leave is to begin.|
Upon completion of a leave, a brief report is to be submitted to the Provost. The report should state where the leave was spent and what the principal accomplishments were, including their application to teaching or research effectiveness.
BR, January 1966; Executive Order No. 33 of the President: June 1, 1972; December 10, 1975; November 23, 1977; March 20, 1980; April 20, 2012.
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