Policy on Automatic Tenure Review Deferral for Family Illness Leave and Medical Leave
As of September 1, 2013, tenure review for tenure-track faculty
members will be automatically deferred for one year due to either a
family illness leave of twelve weeks or longer, or a
of twelve weeks or longer. If the leave is to take place in the academic
year preceding the tenure review, faculty members must submit the
application for family illness or medical leave by May 1 of that year.
Faculty members will receive up to two automatic tenure deferrals for
family illness and/or medical leaves, and may request additional deferrals,
to be granted at the discretion of the dean. Faculty members may also
request tenure review deferrals for family illness/medical leaves of less
than twelve weeks, to be granted at the discretion of the dean. A faculty
member may opt out of this year of tenure review deferral, or may simply
later decide to come up early for tenure review.