If a faculty member within the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) will not be paid from his/her department's Faculty Salaries account, for any period of time, he/she must request a leave or release from the instructional budget.
Requesting leave is NOT necessary under the following circumstances:
The form should be typewritten, signed and dated, and submitted to the chair of the faculty member’s primary department. If the faculty member has appointments in multiple departments, each concerned chair will have to review and approve the request. Once faculty member and chair approval is granted by signatures on the fully completed request form, the official form must be submitted to the CoLA Dean’s Office. Deadlines for submitting leave requests to the Dean’s Office are: early April for all Faculty Research Assignment (FRA) accepted for the next academic year; early May for long session or fall only leave; and late October for spring only leaves.
NOTE: If a leave request is submitted after the university deadlines, you will need to provide reason/justification for the delayed request.
NOTE: If you are processing a leave request for a faculty member accepting an FRA, you will need to turn in the faculty member’s FRA Acceptance form together with the Faculty Request for Leave form.
When considering leave requests, chairs should consider impact on course scheduling and availability for students and advise Associate Dean for Academic Affairs if there are problems. You should not forward a leave request to the Dean’s Office until curricular issues are resolved.
Last Modified: 13 November 2012