Subdivision 7.01 Definition
A Professional Development Leave is a paid semester or academic year leave of
absence awarded to a Faculty Member to undertake approved programs of study,
research, or other professional activity.
Subdivision 7.02 Compensation
A Professional Development Leave is awarded for one semester at regular
salary or for an academic year at fifty percent (50%) of regular salary.
Insurance and retirement benefits are maintained during the period of a
Professional Development Leave.
The Board may place limits on compensation received for professional
services performed during the period of a Professional Development Leave.
Subdivision 7.03 Eligibility
Tenured Faculty Members are eligible to apply for a Professional
A recipient of a Professional Development Leave is ineligible for a
subsequent leave during the three (3) years following an award.
Subdivision 7.04 Service or Financial Obligation
The recipient of a Professional Development Leave agrees to return to
full-time employment for one academic year following the year of the award.
Failure to meet the conditions of Paragraph 7.041 obligates the Faculty
Member to pay the University an amount equal to all salaries and benefits
received during the period of the leave. If the Faculty Member returns for
part of the requisite period the payback shall be adjusted pro rata.
Every Faculty Member while on Professional Development Leave shall be
considered to be in regular fill-time employment in the position from which
the leave is being taken during the period of said leave, for the purpose of
determining the Faculty Member's length of service.
Subdivision 7.05 Procedure
A request for a Professional Development Leave must be submitted no later
than October 1 preceding the academic year in which the proposed leave will be
A recipient must follow the program proposed in the Professional
Development Leave application unless a variance is approved by the
Professional Development Leave Committee, subject to concurrence by the Vice
President and Provost.
Evaluation of applications for Professional Development Leaves will be
carried out by a faculty committee chaired by the Vice President and Provost
or her/his designee without vote. Recommendations of the committee will be
subject to approval by the President and the Board. Recommendations for awards
shall be sent to United Faculty' when the are sent to the President.
Subdivision 7.06 Availability
Any Professional Development Leave granted to untenured faculty pursuant to
any special program of the Board shall not operate to diminish the number of
Professional Development Leaves made available to tenured faculty.
Subdivision 7.11 Definition
Sick leave is leave with regular pay granted for personal
injury or illness (including pregnancy). A Faculty Member may use sick leave,
not to exceed five (5) days per academic year, for serious illness involving
necessary care and attention for the Faculty MemberÔs spouse, minor child,
domestic partner, parent, or adoption of child. For purposes of this
subdivision, the term domestic partner shall be as defined by Board of Regents
policies at the University of Iowa (October 1992) and applicable procedures for
qualification shall be as provided in said policy.
Subdivision 7.12 Record
The Board will maintain a record of accumulated sick leave
for each member of the unit and each Faculty Member shall annually be informed
of the amount accumulated.
Subdivision 7.13 Accrual Paragraph 7.131
On the first (1st) day of each semester, nine (9) days will
be added to the accumulated sick leave of each member of the unit holding a
full-time appointment. Fractional credit, to the nearest day, will be credited
to each member on a fractional appointment. If the Faculty Member's first (1st)
working day is earlier than the regular first (1st) working day of the semester,
the nine (9) days will be credited on such first (1st) working day.
The maximum accumulated sick leave credit shall be one
hundred twenty (120) days. Sick leave shall not accrue during an unpaid leave
Subdivision 7.14 Deductions
A Faculty Member is on sick leave on any day on which s/he
misses classes or other University obligations, or is absent from campus for
half or more of a day due to injury, illness, or medical appointments. A Faculty
Member's sick leave account will be charged a maximum of five (5)
days in any given week.
Subdivision 7.15 Leave Request
A Faculty Member who proposes to take or takes sick leave must file an
official Faculty Absence Request form in time sufficient to permit
accommodation to her/his responsibilities whenever possible.
The Board may request medical proof if absences are excessive or of
Subdivision 7.16 Eligibility
Sick leave pay will not be made to a member of the faculty during an
academic period in which the Faculty Member does not hold a paid appointment.
When a Faculty Member is on sick leave at the commencement of a new
semester the sick leave accrual shall not take place unless and until the
Faculty Member returns to regular duties.
Subdivision 7.17 Lay Off- Recall
When a Faculty Member is laid off any unused accumulated sick leave shall
be restored provided that the Faculty Member is returned to active service by
the University in accordance with Article Five (Staff Reduction).
Subdivision 7.18 Compensation
Compensation during sick leave will be equal to regular compensation less
the amount the Faculty Member receives from disability benefits and/or
Subdivision 7.21 Cash Payment Option
Effective July 1, 1981, upon retirement, a Faculty Member shall receive
cash payment for accumulated unused sick leave in accordance with Chapter 70A.23
of the Code of Iowa (1993) as amended by Chapter 2.42 of the Iowa Acts
(1979) as in effect as of February 27, 1981, payable during the pay period
preceding the Faculty Member's retirement date.
Subdivision 7.22 Premium Payment Option
Effective July 1, 1981, if a Faculty Member so chooses, payment will be
made for monthly premiums for health or life insurance or both in lieu of cash
payment in accordance with Chapter 79.23 of the Code of Iowa (1 979) as
amended by Chapter 2.42 of the Iowa Acts (1979) as in effect as of
February 27, 1981, 50 that the coverage provided is continuous.
Section 7.3 Jury Leave
Subdivision 7.31 Continued Earnings
A Faculty Member who is called for jury service shall be permitted to be
absent from her/his duties without loss of pay and without charge against any
Subdivision 7.32 Jury Service Pay
Pay received for jury service shall be reported and remitted to the
University, less any travel or personal expense reimbursed for the jury
Subdivision 7.33 Absence Request
To receive pay under this Section, the Faculty Member must complete an
official Faculty Absence Request form and may be required to furnish
satisfactory evidence that such service was performed on the days for which
payment is claimed.
Subdivision 7.34 Return
A Faculty Member not required to perform jury duty all day shall return to
Section 7.4 Educational. Conference.
Research. and Bereavement Leaves Subdivision
Subdivision 7.41 Short-term Leaves
The University may grant paid, short-term leaves for Faculty Members to
be absent from campus duties for educational and research purposes,
conferences, and other professional activities. Short-term leaves are
normally for periods of a week or less, though they may be longer at the
discretion of the University.
The University may grant short-term paid bereavement leaves.
Leaves for purposes of consulting or for professional activities, for
which remuneration is received, may average no more than one (1) day per
week during an academic term.
Subdivision 7.42 Long-term Leaves
The University may grant paid or unpaid leaves of up to one (1) calendar
year to carry out research and/or educational activities supported under
grants, contracts, fellowships, or University research awards The
University, at its discretion, may renew such a leave.
Subdivision 7.43 Summer Research Fellowships Paragraph 7.431
For the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 appointment years, the Board agrees to
allocate not less than one hundred thirty thousand dollars ($130,000) each
year as stipends for summer research fellowships.
Summer research fellowships shall be either full-time (eight weeks) or
half-time (four weeks) Full-time summer research fellowships shall carry a
stipend of at least five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the 1999-2000 and
2000-2001 appointment years. The stipend for fellowships of a shorter
duration shall be prorated.
Subdivision 7.44 Military Leave
Military leave is granted in accord with Section 29A.28 of the Code
Military leave shall be without pay except as otherwise provided by the
laws of the state of Iowa.
Subdivision 7.45 Public Office Leave
Faculty Members elected or appointed to a full-time public office shall
be granted an unpaid leave of absence for a maximum of four (4) years.
Subdivision 7.46 Terminal Degree Leave
Any tenured Faculty Member who lacks a terminal degree or
equivalent in his or her current area of teaching and research
specialization may be granted, upon request, a year's leave without pay for
the purpose of working toward that degree. Such leave of absence may be
renewable for a second (2nd) year, if necessary, for the completion of the
Subdivision 7.47 Professional or Personal Leaves
Faculty Members may be granted paid or unpaid leaves of
absence for professional or personal reasons with the consent of the Board.
Subdivision 7.48 Child Care Leave
A Faculty Member shall be granted an unpaid leave of
absence, for a period not to exceed one semester, when a Faculty Member
becomes a parent through childbirth or adoption of a child of less than 13
years of age. The University shall not be obligated to grant the leave to
more than one parent, if both parents are employed by the University. To be
eligible for this leave a Faculty Member must provide 60 calendar days of
written notice whenever practicable.
Section 7.5 Absence Request
Subdivision 7.51 Approval
All absences covered under this Article require the
approvals set forth on an official Faculty Absence Request form which must
be completed in its entirety, except in emergencies, unusual circumstances,
or as otherwise provided in this Article, at least five (5) class days prior
to the absence.
Subdivision 7.52 Reimbursements
Reimbursement of expenses under this Article is
contingent upon the timely filing of an Absence Request form and approval of
Section 7.6 Travel and Related Expenses
During the 1999-2000 year the Board agrees to allocate no less than the
sum of two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($275,000) for
faculty travel. During the 2000-2001 year the Board agrees to allocate no
less than the sum of two hundred eighty-five thousand dollars ($285,000) for
Section 7.7 Fringe Benefits During Leaves
Any Faculty Member on paid leave shall receive regular fringe benefits. Any
Faculty Member on unpaid leave shall have the option of making contributions
sufficient to maintain full and continuous coverage on any or all fringe
benefits during the time of the leave, subject to regulations set by the
Section 7.8 Retraining Leave
A retraining leave is a one- (1-) year leave without compensation which
shall be granted, upon request, to a Faculty Member who has received notice
of layoff, to assist the Faculty Member to undertake a program of Study to
enable the Faculty Member to quality for recall rights pursuant to Article
Five (Staff Reduction) to this Agreement.