Faculty Absences

Occasionally professional or personal business may require a teacher to miss one or more classes. When such absences can be anticipated, arrangements should be made for the class to be covered by a colleague or rescheduled for another day. If the absence is to be for only a day or two, approval of the Division Chair should be obtained well in advance and the Dean of Faculty informed by the Division Chair. For longer absences, the Dean of Faculty’s approval is required.

In the event of illness or other difficulty that prevents meetings of classes, the Division Chair should be notified as soon as possible. The Division Chair is to inform students and the Dean of Faculty. If the absence is to be extended, other members of the department may be asked to assist by carrying the colleague’s load temporarily. Such arrangements usually suffice for emergency situations, but if the absence extends beyond two weeks a suitable replacement is sought.