Authorization of Absences and Travel Policy

Faculty members who will be absent from campus for professional or personal reasons must submit a Request for Absence form within a reasonable period prior to the absence to the director. Authorization of absence must be approved by the director and the dean. Satisfactory arrangements for classes that are missed must be made before the absence is approved.

Travel for professional reasons is encouraged. Reimbursement for incurred expenses will be subject to the availability of funds. Travel regulations are outlined in UR 3342-7- 13.


Faculty members unable to meet classes due to illness shall notify the director so that arrangements and/or substitutions can be made. Upon return, the faculty member must file a sick leave form.  Sick leave is outlined in UR 3342-6-31.