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9.3.1 Eligibility

All tenured faculty members are eligible to apply for a Leave which may be granted and taken once after every five full years of active service with the University. All University approved faculty development leaves are considered active service.

Faculty who have been employed by the University with five or more years of active service with the University and have been appointed with tenure are eligible for a Leave within the first academic year after appointment with tenure is effective. These faculty may apply for a Leave in the year prior to the first effective year of appointment with tenure. Faculty who are tenured before the completion of five full academic years of active service with the University become eligible for a Leave following the fifth year of such service.

Exercise of the Leave privilege shall be contingent upon agreement on a Leave proposal and the Leave schedule by the faculty member, the faculty member's department or a standing faculty committee within a school or college, the dean, and the Provost.