A faculty member who has completed three consecutive years of service at the University may request time off to handle a pressing personal situation. This request should be for a specified period of time, not longer than one year, and should be made to the President of the University. In granting this leave, which is called an Interruption of Service, the needs of the department, College and University will be considered.
This Interruption of Service is not counted toward tenure or advancement in rank, but the individual retains credit for years of full-time service prior to the interruption. During the time of such leave, salary is not paid. Benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, total disability insurance and retirement benefits and tuition benefits are continued at the same level and cost to the employee as if the employee were not on leave.