Please note that the Faculty Leave Data Security Attestation Form is now required for all leaves (including FMLA, disability, and other leaves handled by the Benefits administrators). For sabbaticals and leaves processed by OAA, please submit the attestation with the leave request. For leaves processed by Benefits, the form should be signed and retained in the department's records.
Chapter 3 in the University Faculty Handbook contains the policies governing leaves and sabbaticals.
This page contains some useful excerpts.
Limitations on Leaves
It is University policy to place limitations on the granting of leaves. When considering a faculty member’s leave request, the department Chair and school Dean should determine whether the following two limitations have been satisfied:
Overall Limit on Leave
The total time spent on leaves of any kind normally should not exceed six quarters in seven years for faculty with nine month appointments or 24 months in seven years for faculty with 12 month appointments. (To determine this limit, count back seven years from the end date of a proposed leave. In this calculation, partial leaves will be prorated.)
Limit on Contiguous Absence
In addition, leaves of any kind, or combinations of leaves, may not exceed 24 contiguous months for faculty with 12 month appointments or two consecutive academic years for faculty with 9 month appointments, irrespective of percent time off duty.
Leaves may not be taken during the academic year immediately preceding retirement.
Short absences for personal business, illness, jury duty, military duty, and similarly limited absences normally are with full salary. It is expected that when scheduling periods of personal time off, one’s academic responsibilities are taken into consideration and continue to be fulfilled. The department chair or supervisor should be notified in advance of any absence that may affect class, laboratory, research, clinical activities or other University commitments.