Development Leave

Policy number: 
06.010
Policy description: 

Development leaves are authorized for the primary purpose of increasing the value of the recipient’s sustained contribution to the university by providing the individual an opportunity for professional growth. Such developmental leaves are not to be understood as deferred compensation, nor are they to be anticipated simply on the basis of longevity at the university, alone. Development leave may be granted, upon application, for study, research, writing, field observations or other suitable purposes.

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Policy owner: VP for Academic Affairs
Policy contact: 
Elizabeth Oldmixon
Policy Director, Office of the Provost
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff
Date Issued: 
Thursday, October 1, 1998

Last updated: 

Date: 
01/29/2018
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
The policy revised to incorporate development leave for staff as well as faculty. The policy title was also changed from Faculty Development Leave to Development Leave.
Date: 
03/30/2012
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to require a summary report of the activities undertaken during the leave period to be submitted to the Development Leave Committee within six months after completion of the leave. This is a change from the former four-month requirement. Effective 3/30/2012.
Date: 
06/01/2008
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
07/01/2003
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
05/01/2001
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
07/01/1999
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1998
Action: 
Review without revision
Date: 
08/01/1995
Action: 
Review without revision