Faculty Development

 Faculty Leaves

Timelines are announced early each fall. A professional development leave application packet must be completed and forwarded to the Faculty Professional Development Committee through your dean. Upon committee review, recommendations are made to the Vice President of Instruction who contacts each applicant. Applications are generally submitted no later than the January preceding the requested leave period. Leave recipients will receive full salary for a one semester leave and half salary for the academic year.


Educational Leave


Purpose: Paid leave to pursue formal education.


Available to: Probationary (tenure-track) faculty who have completed a minimum of one year are eligible for short-term leave. Tenured faculty are eligible for extended leaves.


Externships


Purpose: To update professional skills with on-the-job training made possible by paid leaves.


Available to: Probationary (tenure-track) faculty who have worked a minimum of one year are eligible for a short-term leave. Tenured faculty are eligible for an extended leave.


Special Projects


Purpose: Paid leave for projects not associated with one of the other leave categories.


Available to: Faculty who have completed a minimum of one year and are on probationary tenure track are eligible for short-term leave. Tenured faculty are eligible for extended leave.


 Forms

Professional_Development_Leave_Application.pdfProfessional_Development_Leave_Application
Leave_Board_Policy.pdfLeave_Board_Policy
Leave_Procedure.pdfLeave_Procedure

 Timelines

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October 2010 to January 2011
Applicants should contact Faculty Development Coordinator to discuss their professional development leave request.
 
January 20, 2011
Requests for professional development (including externships, educational leaves, special projects, and internships) leaves submitted to Dean/Supervisor.
February 11, 2011
Dean forwards requests with recommendations/comments to Faculty Development Office to be held for committee's review.
February 16 - March 11, 2011
Faculty Professional Development Committee will review requests.
By April 1, 2011
Faculty Professional Development Committee submits recommendations to Vice President of Instruction.
April 2011
Vice President of Instruction will notify the appropriate dean/supervisors of recommended approved leaves in order that leave costs can be included in the budgetary process.  Upon administrative approval, the supervisor will forward a Personnel Action Record through administrative channels to the Personnel Department for final approval by the Board of Trustees.
April/May 2011
Vice President of Instruction will present leave requests to Board of Trustees for final approval. 
May/June 2011
Applicants are notified of the Board of Trustees' decision.