Educational leaves of absence (EdLOA) can be used in situations where a tenured-faculty member has received an educational fellowship outside of the typical faculty development leave period. EdLOA can also be used for tenure-track faculty who have not undergone tenure consideration and who have received an educational fellowship and for non-tenure track faculty whose department strongly supports an educational leave proposal or fellowship. The table below is provided to compare these different options. Note that Faculty Development Leave is a type of EdLOA).
|Purpose||The major purpose is to provide regular opportunities for development of new skills and perspectives that enhance the faculty member’s ability to contribute to the objectives of the university and student development.||The major purpose is to provide regular opportunities for continued professional growth that benefits the work of the faculty member, department, college, and university, such as research, creative or descriptive work, post-doctoral study, or other approved projects.|
|Application Deadlines||Anytime during the academic year||At a fixed period in the fall semester (see FDL page for specific deadline)|
The basic process for requesting and managing an Education Leave of Absence, along with the requirements and expectations, are nearly identical to the those for Faculty Development Leave. Faculty and administrators are referred to that webpage for more instruction and support resources.
The only thing that differs are a few items that are part of the faculty application, including the compensation plan. Below are Interfolio screenshots of the faculty application packet and proposal form: