Faculty Absence and Travel Policy

  1. Faculty members who will be absent from campus for professional or personal reasons must submit a Request for Absence Form to the Dean. The request should be made at least one week prior to the planned absence and is subject to the approval of the Dean. Arrangements for any classes to be missed during the absence must be addressed to the satisfaction of the Dean before approval will be granted. If the need for an absence is not foreseeable one week prior to the effective date of such absence, the faculty member must provide notice as soon as possible.
  2. Attendance at professional meetings is encouraged and approved travel expenses incurred in attending such meetings will be reimbursed when approved prior to travel according to the University's travel policies and are subject to the availability of College funds. In general, greater amounts of support will be awarded to meeting participants (i.e., those presenting a paper or chairing a session) than to faculty members who simply attend professional meetings.