Apr 14, 2024  
Faculty Handbook 2023 - 2024 
Faculty Handbook 2023 - 2024

2.11 - Faculty Absences

Planned Brief Absences from Teaching Responsibilities

If a faculty member plans to be absent for professional (e.g., conference participation) or health (e.g., minor surgery) reasons, it is the faculty member’s responsibility to make arrangements for the faculty member’s classes. (For other health issues, refer to sick leave policy in KSU Faculty Handbook Section 4.2.5 - KSU Employee Benefits ).

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) 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 KSU Faculty Handbook Section 4 .

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 prior to any cancelations or substitutions. In addition, faculty should not cancel scheduled classes or meetings to take personal time.