4.2 Professional Leave

Leaves of absence not to exceed one year may be granted to regular University employees, to pursue graduate study, to gain professional experience in industry, to engage in research sponsored by an agency other than the University, or for other purposes beneficial to the University and to the professional stature of the individual. These leaves of absence may be full or part-time and are without pay. Employees must meet normal university standards for benefit eligibility to retain benefits while on professional leave. These leaves must have the recommendation of their immediate supervisor or department chair and have the approval of the director or dean, the appropriate vice president, and the president, with notification to Human Resources. Renewals may be granted under special circumstances.

For additional information regarding leaves of absence see Section 6.2 "Leaves/Absences."

Senate Policy 907.1

12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
04/07/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. No changes made to content.
02/13/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
03/18/2013 - Annual Review: "Senate Proposal 12-10, Introduction to Senate: February 24, 2010, Adopted by Senate: March 17, 2010, and Approved by Administration: April 13, 2010" now reads "Senate Policy 907.1."
07/19/2011 - Annual Review: To reflect current University titles and practice, the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
10/21/2010 - Updated to reflect approval of Proposal 12-10.