5.14.1 Educational Leave
Revised: October 1, 2014; October 1, 2020
The term “educational leave” as defined in this regulation refers to the release from duties or time normally required of a full-time employee in carrying out the full load of responsibilities assigned. It does not apply to off-duty time used for educational purposes. State funds may be used to pay salaries of professional personnel while on educational leave provided all of the following conditions are met:
- The employee has been employed full-time by the College for at least three years.
- State funds are not used to pay a substitute for the employee on educational leave.
- The educational leave with pay will not exceed a period of sixty workdays a calendar year.
- The studies engaged in during such educational leave are directly related to improving the competence of the employee in the teaching or administrative duties assigned.
- The employee is under contract to return to the College the following year. An employee who fails to honor the contract shall be required to repay the amount expended for the educational leave. If the employee fulfills only a portion of the contract, repayment shall be based on a pro rata portion.
Requests for educational leave should be made in writing to the President through the appropriate administrator for final approval by the Trustees. The request should set forth all pertinent information including purpose, course of study planned, and value to the College.