Professional Development Leave

This policy statement is designed to provide a clear distinction between the types of paid time available from work to UL faculty for job-related activities, community service, conference or workshops attendance, and scholarly research. It also places limits on time away from primary job responsibilities and outlines the approval structure.

In all cases, when a faculty member applies for or is asked to take one of the four types of leave described below, the impact of his/her absence on departmental staffing and service needs will receive a careful review.