It is expected that every class will meet as scheduled. When it is necessary for a faculty member to be absent from the University, the faculty member shall inform the department chair or other appropriate administrative office of the reason for absence and its expected duration so that arrangements may be made for the disposition of his/her duties. If the faculty member is unable to meet assigned classes, a suitable substitute should be provided. The assignment of outside work to students in lieu of scheduled classes, with the approval of the department chair, may be acceptable on a limited basis but should not become a routine practice.
Members of the faculty are entitled to all holidays for students listed annually in the official calendar of the University. All classified and other nonteaching personnel are entitled to such holidays as are authorized by the Legislature in the then current General Appropriations Act approved annually by the Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs.
Development leaves for faculty members may be granted as provided by legislative act. This legislation provides that after two consecutive academic years at the same institution, faculty members as defined in this act may be considered for a faculty development leave for one academic year at one-half his/her regular salary or for one-half academic year at his/her full salary rate. Such leaves may be granted pursuant to procedures outlined in the act, within the limitations therein, and subject to availability of funds.