Leaves of Absence Without Pay | Kent State University

Leaves of Absence Without Pay

Faculty members may request a leave of absence for a legitimate professional or personal reason.  Such leaves may vary from one semester to one year in length.  Leaves of absence involve no compensation from the University.  Requests for leaves of absence for the next academic year shall be filed not later than the first of March.  Requests for leaves which are proposed to begin during the second semester should be filed at the beginning of the fall semester.  Time spent on leave other than a scholarly leave of absence is not considered as part of the probationary period for tenure.  In a request for a leave of absence without pay a faculty member must state the reason for the leave, and indicate whether the leave of absence being requested is scholarly or not.

The FAC will review requests for leaves of absence without pay, and make a recommendation to the Chair. The Chair must give in writing to the Dean reasons for recommending an individual's request for leave without pay.  (See UPR 6-11.9 for details concerning a leave of absence without pay).