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8.7.1 Leaves without Pay

The President has authorized the Provost to grant requests for leave without pay. The Provost approves leave requests of normally not longer than one year to members of the faculty upon the recommendation of the appropriate dean for purposes which will benefit the University as well as members of the faculty. Faculty are advised that employment benefits are not continued during a leave of absence without pay, except as noted in 8.8, but arrangements for self-paying benefits may be made through DHR.

Leaves without pay shall not constitute a break in continuity of service. However, such time is to be excluded in calculating length of service for promotion and/or the probationary period for tenure. Some leaves may run concurrently, based on eligibility criteria.