Policy Consultation – Proposed Repeal of Policy #36 (Leave Requests in a Tenure Decision Year)

The UBC community is invited to comment on the proposed repeal of Policy #36 (Leave Requests in a Tenure Decision Year).

Policy #36 provides administrative direction for study leave request during the year a faculty member is being considered for tenure, and the requirements if leave is granted.  It applies to study leaves only, not all types of leaves of absence.

Policy #36 overlaps with existing provisions within the Collective Agreement between the University and the Faculty Association. Leaves of absence by faculty members are addressed in Part 3 of the Collective Agreement entitled “Leaves of Absence”. Article 1 applies to leave during pre-tenure period and Article 2 governs study leaves.

The committee recommends the repeal of Policy #36 as it is substantively contained within the Collective Agreement and is thus superfluous. The committee also wishes to avoid potential inconsistencies between Board policies and the Collective Agreement.

Proposed Repeal of Policy #36 is now being published and all members of UBC’s community are encouraged to provide their comments. Please submit feedback to the Office of the University Counsel at university.counsel@ubc.ca by October 12, 2018.

For further information about this policy proposal, please see the information package that was provided to the Board of Governors at https://bog3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/3_2018.06_Policy-36-Leave-Requests-in-a-Tenure-Decision.pdf.

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