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Administrative policy regarding research leaves
Policy statement. The special research leave will be granted to faculty members without pay who are authorized to take a leave of absence with approval of the department chairperson, collegial dean and vice president for academic and student affairs or designee. The special research leave will be granted when the faculty member has been approved for leave based on an offer of a research fellowship or other research appointment, for which no university financial support is requested, at another university, research center, institute, or recognized research or scholarly organization. The notation "special research leave" will be entered on the faculty member's record in place of "leave of absence" for the period of the leave in the same manner as the leave of absence is now entered.