3.1.10 Leave of Absence Without Pay

A. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide the basis and guidelines for granting tenured and tenure-track faculty leaves of absence without pay at The University of Texas at Tyler in accordance with The University of Texas System Regents’ Rules and Regulations Series 30201.

B. Persons Affected

Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

C. Definitions

N/A

D. Policy

With the interest of the institution being given first consideration and for good cause, leaves of absence without pay may be granted for a period within the term of appointment of a member of the faculty consistent with Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Series 30201.

E. Responsibilities

President

F.  Procedures

  1. Length of the Leave. The maximum period for which a leave of absence will be granted is the period of time ending with the fiscal year in which the leave begins. In the case of faculty, the date for return to duty will generally coincide with the beginning of the next semester, following the period of absence. Except in unusual circumstances, such as military service, reasons of health, continued graduate study, and public service or other activity that reflects credit on the institution and enhances an individual’s ability to make subsequent contributions to the institution, a second consecutive year of leave will not be granted.  Except in very unusual circumstances a third consecutive leave of absence for one year will not be granted.
  2. Approval. Leaves of absence for a first year or portion thereof or a second consecutive year’s leave may be granted by the president. Leaves of absence for a third consecutive year must have the approval of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
  3. Eligibility for Subsequent Leave. After a return to duty of one year, the leave-of-absence privilege will again be available, subject to the conditions above.

G. Review

The Divisional Head for this policy is the Provost. This policy shall be reviewed every five years or sooner if necessary by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Faculty Senate.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED: 12/01/2001 
LAST AMENDED: 04/22/2009 

REVIEWED AY 2014-15

AMENDED: 02/2019