Leave of absence without pay may be granted to a faculty member at the discretion of the Provost. The request is made through the applicant's Dean to the Provost.
Find it in your Faculty Handbook Section 2.20 LEAVES OF ABSENCE
This section deals with leaves of absence that are not sabbatical or academic leaves (see Sections 2.17.4 and 2.17.5). In all cases below, business days refer to days within the academic year defined for the particular faculty member requesting leave.
Leave requests will be administered in compliance with the provisions of the law through the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Human Resources Department. Faculty should contact the Human Resources Department in connections with the inception and conclusion of any leave. Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) provisions, where applicable, take effect where short term leave with pay provisions do not apply.
Leave of absence without pay may be granted to a regular faculty member at the discretion of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs generally for one year but not to exceed two years.