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.

Please download the current version of each leave form directly from the Office for Academic Personnel. Send the completed form, together with all additional documentation required, to asadmin@unm.edu 

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 Probationary 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. 

Departments may choose to use this department-level request form for Research Leaves. The Chair has final approval authority.

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 6.27.2022).

Sabbatical Leave request form (revised 3.28.2022)

Per the CBA, "Each request must be reviewed by the unit's Review Committee and the Chair or Director before submitting to the Dean." 
It is the Dean's responsibility to write the memo for unit heads requesting sabbatical leave. 
Click here for guidance in changing the dates of an approved sabbatical leave.

Academic Leave for Senior and Principal Lecturers

The application criteria for Academic Leave is detailed in CBA Article 12 pages 17-19. 

A complete application must contain:

  1. A detailed statement of planned activities for the academic leave 
  2. Academic Leave Request Form (revised 3.28.2022)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. A description of current teaching, scholarship and service activities
  5. Any other relevant information deemed necessary by the bargaining unit member

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