Sick Leave and Short-Term Absences for Faculty


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Faculty Sick Leave Usage

For purposes of reporting sick leave usage, faculty are asked to assume an 8-hour work day Monday through Friday.

For example, if a faculty member is out for six weeks because of major surgery, he or she would report 6 x 40 hours, or 240 hours of sick leave. An absence of three days due to the flu would mean 24 hours of sick leave.

Short-Term Faculty Absences

See the CAS Statement of Faculty Responsibilities. 

Faculty members are responsible for meeting their obligations during the instructional, advising and examination periods, when on leave from campus. This statement does not cover those on leave without pay or sabbatical leave. Regular class sessions should not be cancelled because of illness, accident, or other unforeseen circumstances unless absolutely necessary. The faculty member must make reasonable efforts to find a qualified substitute instructor for the class and notify the department head of the outcome. Faculty members who cannot meet their classes or fulfill their advising and other responsibilities should request a temporary reduction in their FTE appointment, unless the absence is due to illness and sick leave is used.

Department heads and program directors are expected to follow the same policy, except that they report to the Divisional Dean of their area. A department head planning an absence from campus of five days or more must submit the Supplemental Questions for Department Head Pre-Authorized Travel to the Divisional Dean prior to the absence.


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