9.3.3 Scheduling of Leaves
The scheduling of Leaves for eligible faculty members shall be the responsibility of the dean of the school or college within which the faculty member has primary teaching responsibility. These Leaves shall be scheduled on the basis of five-year plans developed by departments, schools, and colleges. The five-year plans should be approved by the Provost and should be updated each year, so that the five-year projections are current. Because of the unique teaching assignments and the special needs within individual academic units, some variation from the five-year plans is to be expected. Whenever possible, changes in the leave schedule should be made at least two years prior to the actual Leave period.