Faculty Absence and Travel Policy

Faculty members who will be absent from campus for professional reasons must submit a “Faculty Absence Authorization/Expenditure Estimate” form with the Director.  The request should be made at least one (1) month prior to the planned absence and is subject to the approval of the Director and the Dean.  Arrangements for any classes to be missed during the absence must be addressed to the satisfaction of the Director before approval will be granted.

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 School funds.  In general, greater amounts of support will be granted to meeting participants (i.e. those presenting a paper or Chairing a session) than to faculty members who simply attend professional meetings.