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Academic Leaves of Absence
An academic leave, paid or unpaid, is intended to foster the
professional development of a faculty member. The opportunity for
taking an academic leave is not guaranteed by Tufts University;
rather, it is a privilege. Leave may be granted only when the
conditions of the department involved and of the university in
general are such that the faculty member's absence, in the dean's
assessment, will not seriously impair the interests of the university.
No financial remuneration is awarded in lieu of any kind of leave
granted but not taken.
In the policies outlined in this chapter, we adhere to two principles:
Questions regarding benefits while on leave should be addressed to Tufts Support Services at 617.627.7000.
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