Sick Leave – Faculty

Date Updated: July 1st, 2015


All eligible Faculty working 30 or more days per year will be granted paid sick leave to use for the following purposes:

  • Diagnosis, care, or treatment of an existing health condition of, or preventive care for, a faculty member or faculty member’s family member.
    • “Family member” means any of the following:
      • A child, meaning a biological, adopted, or foster child, stepchild, legal ward, or a child to whom the employee stands in loco parentis. This definition of a child is applicable regardless of age or dependency status.
      • A biological, adoptive, or foster parent, stepparent, or legal guardian of an employee or the staff member’s spouse or registered domestic partner, or a person who stood in loco parentis when the staff member was a minor child.
      • A spouse.
      • A registered domestic partner.
      • A grandparent.
      • A grandchild.
      • A sibling.
    • If the member of the faculty is a victim of domestic assault, sexual violence, and/or stalking.


Earning Rates

All faculty will receive an unlimited amount of sick time. Please refer to the faculty handbook for specific policies on long term leaves of absence and coordination with disability benefits. Faculty paycheck stubs will reflect 24 hours of available sick time each pay period, regardless of usage.

“Paid sick days” means time that is compensated at the same rate as the faculty normally earns during regular work hours.


Maximum Balances

Accrued unused sick time will not be paid at the time of termination.



Faculty may begin using sick time immediately upon hire.

If the need for paid sick leave is foreseeable, the faculty member shall provide reasonable advance notification. If the need for paid sick leave is unforeseeable, the faculty member shall provide notice of the need for the leave as soon as practicable to the Dean of Faculty.

In the event the faculty member must cancel scheduled classes due to illness, the faculty member shall courtesy copy the Assistant to the Dean of Faculty on any notification to students so the College can comply with state legislation regarding documentation of sick leave time usage.

If you have any questions contact the Human Resources Department.