3.6.B. Unpaid Absences
During an unpaid absence a Clinician Educator does not receive pay from the University. Administrative Guide Section 2.1.8, Miscellaneous Authorized Absences, covers various types of leave from the University. Section 188.8.131.52 describes several types of leave of absence without salary and addresses benefits continuation during an unpaid leave of absence. In determining whether to grant a request for unpaid leave, consideration will be given to the type of absence, the impact on programmatic need, and whether the absence is to be partial or complete, and the duration of the absence; approval of an absence exceeding 12 months should be rare. A Clinician Educator may be placed on personal leave without pay at a department's discretion and with advance approval from the Office of Academic Affairs. An unpaid leave of absence must be for a definite period with specific starting and ending dates and cannot extend beyond the end of a fixed-term appointment. General policies for Leaves of Absence appear in Administrative Guide Section 184.108.40.206.