Office of the Provost

The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

16.A General Principles

In recognition that extended periods of leave from regular University duties may enhance the professional effectiveness of University faculty, the University has developed a variety of paid and unpaid leaves to meet those needs. Extenuating personal circumstances that prevent faculty members from carrying out their duties are also recognized in policies and programs that provide for paid and unpaid leaves in appropriate instances. Certain University holidays and closure rules affect the responsibilities of all faculty and staff. There are other periods when classes are not held but University offices remain open (for example, University Spring break and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; see section 8.D.1 “Academic Calendar”). University policies related to vacation allowance are relevant for all faculty on twelve-month appointments.

Faculty Handbook: Leaves, Absences, Holidays, Vacations, and University Closures: