Part Time Faculty Handbook
VI Procedures for Faculty
(From Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article XXI)
For all other Bargaining Unit Members the following policy and procedure will apply:
Each Member shall be allowed up to two (2) absences from a scheduled class in a credit
course during any semester without loss of pay for: any acceptable reason under the Paid Safe
and Sick Leave Act and its amendments, jury duty, bereavement, academic or professional
conferences or meetings approved under Article XXII, or personal emergencies or similar
personal needs, including religious observance, which cannot be postponed.
The Member must notify, as soon as possible, the Chair of the division in which the member
teaches of their absence.
Should the Member require additional absences due to extraordinary personal or professional
reasons, they may make a request to the Chair of the division or his or her designee with as much
advance notice as is possible. The decision to approve or deny the Member’s request is at the
discretion of the Chair of the division. Such extraordinary absences shall not be cause for
In the event that the Member has more than two (2) absences from a scheduled class in a
credit course during any semester, and such absence has not been approved as exceptional by the
Chair of the division under Section 2(c) of this Article, the Member shall have the right to appeal
the decision, in writing, to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. The
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty’s decision to approve more than two
(2) absences from a scheduled class in a credit course during any semester shall be final and is
not subject to the grievance procedure.
Where additional absences are not approved by the Chair of the division or their designee, the
College retains the right, under Section (f) below, to replace the Member where the Member is
absent beyond two (2) scheduled classes in a credit course during the semester.
In the case of a Member’s absence extending beyond two (2) scheduled classes in a credit
course during any semester, the College may elect to replace the Member for the remainder of
that semester at the sole discretion of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of
Faculty or their designee. The decision to replace a Member under this section is vested
exclusively in the management of the College and is not subject to the grievance procedure,
except as to any dispute as to the actual occurrence of absences. In the event the College declines
to exercise its right to replace the Member, their salary shall be reduced on a pro-rata basis for all
missed days in excess of two.