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Appendix A – COM Procedure for Appointment, Promotion, Reappointment, and Evaluation of Non-tenure Track Faculty

Policy Number: 3349-03-22
Effective Date: 06/05/2011
Responsible Department: College of Medicine, Office of Faculty Affairs
Applies To: Faculty, College of Medicine

L. Clinical faculty leave of absence

  1. Clinical Faculty who are employees of the University are expected to follow the leave procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook of the University.
  2. A non-employee, clinical faculty member may request a leave of absence when the faculty member is expected to be absent from clinical activities for no less than six (6) months or more than two (2) years.
  3. A request for a leave of absence shall be made by the faculty member to the clinical Department Chair for approval.
  4. A clinical leave of absence may be requested for reasons including, but not limited to:
    1. care for serious health condition such as injury or illness for the faculty member or an immediate family member;
    2. childbirth, adoption or foster care;
    3. additional organized training;
    4. military service; or
    5. other personal reasons.
  5. At the request of the faculty member, the University Department Chair may, in his or her discretion, defer the review of the faculty member until the next subsequent three-year review cycle.
  6. Leaves of absence approved by the University Department Chair will be forwarded to the Office of Faculty Affairs for inclusion in the faculty member’s official file.

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