When faculty and instructional staff must be absent from or arrive late for class, whatever the reason, they have the primary responsibility to arrange for suitable class coverage and to notify their division dean. When necessary, division deans assist faculty and instructional staff in carrying out class activities which will minimize the negative impact of the absence. (For additional information on leaves, employees should refer to the section entitled “Salary, Leaves, Benefits.”)
Faculty and instructional staff who call their division deans to notify them that they cannot be at work or will be late and get a voice message should leave a message and then call the division’s administrative assistant or program specialist. If the administrative assistant or program specialist does not answer, faculty and instructional staff members should leave a message and then call the welcome center associate in A Building. The welcome center associate will notify the Chief Academic Officer. Faculty and instructional staff reporting that they will be absent or late must speak directly to someone; voice mail cannot be the only means of notification.
If the absence is due to illness or other medical reasons, faculty and instructional staff must complete a “Request for Leave/To Be Absent” form immediately upon return to work and submit it to the division chair for the appropriate signatures.
Revised: April 26, 2022
Reviewed: March 19, 2020, April 26, 2022