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6.2.1, Leaves for Professors and Academic Staff

Policy Statement

Cornell University may allow professors and academic staff to take leave from appointed responsibilities under certain circumstances, including arrangements that support a balance between family life and university responsibilities.

The university strongly encourages academic managers and academics to work together to support family-friendly arrangements that anticipate programmatic imperatives and to be flexible in unanticipated family situations.

The terms and conditions governing a leave differ with the individual's academic role, the circumstances of the leave, and the source of funds.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university, excluding the Weill Cornell Medical College

Policy Information

  • Responsible Executives: Provost
  • Responsible Office: Workforce Policy and Labor Relations
  • Dates: Interim Issuance: June 21, 2000; Final Issuance: April 2001; Last Updated: November 30, 2011
  • Contact: Your local unit's administrative office 

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University Policy 6.2.1, Leaves for Professors and Academic Staff

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