Dec 06, 2022  
2021-22 Faculty Handbook 
    
2021-22 Faculty Handbook THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. LINKS MAY NO LONGER BE ACTIVE AND CONTENT MAY BE OUT OF DATE!

3.4 Leaves of Absence


Sabbatical Leaves: See Faculty Handbook, Section 3.22  , Sabbatical Leaves, for information.

Other Leaves: Scripps College recognizes that its faculty, in the normal period of their active duties, may sometimes find it necessary to apply for leave from their responsibilities to the College.

Professional and Personal Leaves: Application for leaves of absence for professional and personal reasons (e.g., travel, research, public service, study or teaching at another educational institution) should be directed to the President through the Dean of the Faculty and Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure. The chair of the faculty member's department must submit a letter to the Dean stating the impact of the proposed leave on the department and affiliated programs. Leaves without pay for a semester or a year may be requested and granted without regard to rank or term of service, but no combination of sabbatical leave and leaves without pay can exceed two years of continuous absence. It is expected that faculty members will return for at least one year after a leave. Leaves for personal or professional reasons will normally defer eligibility for promotion or tenure for the period of the leave, but the College, at its discretion, may consider promotion or tenure at the customary time. The College does not normally continue to pay its portion of the employee's benefits during unpaid leaves. However, in the case of those who receive an academic position, grant or fellowship support, the College will continue to pay its portion of the employee's benefits during this professional leave.

Faculty wishing to have time spent on personal leave credited to next sabbatical or to promotion must submit this request in writing to the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee at the time the request for personal leave is made. A recommendation from the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee must be approved by the President and by the Board of Trustees.

Course replacements for faculty leaves are not automatic. Department chairs are required to complete a "DEPARTMENTAL REQUEST FOR COURSE REPLACEMENT FORM" and submit this to the Faculty Executive Committee for approval.

Faculty Disability and Family Medical Leaves (including pregnancy and childcare): See Faculty Handbook, Section 3.3 , Scripps College Disability and Family Medical Leave Policy for information.