Career Flexibility Opportunities for Benedictine University Faculty Members

Type of Leave Eligibility Impact on Compensation Effect on Promotion Effect on Tenure
Pro-Rata Faculty Member Appointment
  • Pro-rata faculty members are given an appointment equivalent to half-time or more, but less than that of a full-time faculty member
Directly proportional to appointment Directly proportional to appointment Directly proportional to appointment
Tenure Clock Stoppage
  • Any tenure-track faculty member
None Delay of one year in consideration of promotion to associate professor Delay of one year in evaluation for tenure
Sabbatical Leave
  • Faculty with tenure
  • Six years of full-time equivalent service as regular faculty
  • Once every six years
Depends on length of sabbatical Leave time counted toward time in rank Not applicable
Academic Leave
  • When sabbatical leave is not applicable due to either eligibility or type of activity
Compensation is regular salary minus replacement personnel cost Leave time counted toward time in rank for promotion purposes Leave time counted toward time in rank for tenure consideration
Leave with Pay
  • Regular faculty
Paid Leave time counted toward time in rank No break in service unless in agreement
Leave without Pay
  • Regular faculty
  • One year but not to exceed two years
Unpaid No break in service No break in service
Military Leave See Personnel Resources No break in service No break in service
Civil Duty
  • Regular or term faculty member
Paid No break in service No break in service
Bereavement
  • Regular or term faculty member
Paid up to seven days No break in service No break in service
Paternal and Adoption Leave
  • Benefit eligible employees
  • Up to six weeks of continuous leave for providing paternal care following the birth of a child or the adoption of a child
See Personnel Resources No break in service No break in service
Personal Emergency Leave
  • Regular faculty
  • Term faculty
Paid up to 14 business days No break in service No break in service
Family Care Leave
  • Regular faculty with two years of service to the university
  • Granted up to a full semester (or equivalent) full salary minus replacement costs
Compensation is regular salary minus replacement personnel cost No break in service No break in service unless in agreement
Family and Medical Leave
  • Based on regulation
  • 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave
Unpaid - see Personnel Resources No break in service No break in service
Active Service-Modified Duties
  • Regular or term faculty member
Varies with arrangement No break in service No break in service
Phased Retirement
  • From time to time, at the sole discretion of the University, the University has offered phased retirement programs. Each program is different.
Working Out a Balance

By Eleanor W. Willemsen