8.7.7 Probationary Period Extension for Tenure Track Faculty
(a) Extension Will Be Granted: A tenure track faculty member then serving within the fist five years of the probationary period may request the Provost in writing for the extension of one year of the probationary period, where the faculty member may receive approval from the Provost for FMLA/CFRA/PDL leave of all faculty duties in an amount up to or equal to 12 weeks within one or more academic year(s), if the period of absence is continuous. If the Provost is satisfied that the conditions for granting such a leave are met, the Provost may grant the request for tenure clock extension and the extension would be granted in the amount of one academic year and confirmed in writing to the dean and the faculty member. In calculating the amount of leave which will support a request for probationary period extension, the Provost will normally also include the time of an inability to perform faculty duties occurring during the three month summer period. Requests for probationary period (also referred to as “tenure clock”) extension shall be presented at the time of the leave or promptly upon return to work. In the case of multiple leaves, there shall not be in excess of a total of two years’ extension of the tenure clock.
(b) Extension May Be Granted Or Denied: A tenure track faculty member then serving within the first five years of the probationary period shall be eligible to request the Provost in writing for extension of the probationary period, where the faculty member has received approval for a leave other than FMLA/CFRA/PDL, of all faculty duties in an amount up to or equal to 12 weeks within one academic year. If, in the discretion of the Provost, the request is granted, the probationary period extension would be in the amount of one academic year.