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2.11. Faculty Absences

Planned Brief Absences from Teaching Responsibilities
If a faculty member plans to be absentĀ for professional (e.g., conference participation etc.) or health (e.g., minor surgery) reasons, it is the faculty member’s responsibility to make arrangements for his/her classes. (For other health issues, refer to sick leave policy in Section 4, Personnel, Fiscal, and Institutional Policies).

Extended Absences from Teaching Responsibilities
In planning for the instructional coverage of a teaching faculty member on extended sick leave (e.g., disability, long-term illness and/or hospitalization, maternity, etc.), every effort will be made to minimize the potential disruption of the instructional experiences of the students involved. For a complete description of policies refer to Section 4 of the Faculty Handbook.

Faculty members may not be absent from their teaching responsibilities except for illness, extraordinary personal circumstances, or performing professional obligations even if coverage has been arranged. The faculty member should notify the chair of any cancelations or substitutions. In addition, faculty should not cancel scheduled classes or meetings to take personal time.