Faculty Leaves

Leaves are available to all faculty as written in the UA-UNM Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Leave Without Pay, Parental Leave and Extended Sick Leave

See CBA Article 9.
Send these completed forms with all additional documentation required to asadmin@unm.edu 

Request for Leave Without Pay
Request for Parental Leave
Request for Extended Sick Leave

Specific deadlines for submitting leave requests to the College are provided in the current Chairs/Directors Deadline Schedule, downloadable from the box above.

Research Leave for Tenure-Track Faculty

All eligible tenure-track faculty in the bargaining unit, during their probationary appointment are eligible for a Research Leave. See CBA Article 10.

The Research Leave request consists of the following three documents, to be submitted electronically by the department chair to Karen Roberts, krgard11@unm.edu, by the current posted deadline.

Research Leave Request form

Further details are outlined in this memorandum. Once the request has been reviewed and approved, a formal letter from the Dean awarding the Research Leave will be sent to the candidate, with a copy to the Chair.

Sabbatical Leave

All tenured faculty members are eligible for sabbatical leave every six years. See CBA Article 11 and the College’s Sabbatical Guidelines (revised 9.3.20210.

Sabbatical Leave request form

Each request must be reviewed by the unit's Review Committee and the Chair or Director before submitting to the Dean.

Click here for guidance in changing the dates of an approved sabbatical leave.


Academic Leave for Senior and Principal Lecturers

The main purpose of academic leave is to encourage professional growth and increased competence among lecturers by subsidizing significant research, creative work, pedagogy, or some other program of study that is judged to be of equivalent value. See CBA Article 12.

Academic Leave Request Form 

Each request must be reviewed by the unit's Review Committee and the Chair or Director before submitting to the Dean.