The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is committed to creating a family supportive environment for our faculty. The following guidelines for requesting a workload modification supplement the Board of Regents Policy on Family and Medical Leave for Faculty (II-1.31, https://www.usmd.edu/regents/bylaws/SectionII/II231.html), the Board of Regents Policy on Parental Leave (II-1.25, https://www.usmd.edu/regents/bylaws/SectionII/ ), and Towson University's policies. These guidelines apply to all full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, clinical faculty members and senior lecturers who are entitled to take Family and Medical Leave or Parental Leave for one of the following reasons:
The Board of Regents Policy on Parental Leave lists the following measures to support a "family friendly" environment:
After eight weeks of parental/sick leave, it may not be feasible for the faculty member to return to instructional duties. Therefore, a workload modification plan should be developed that provides guidance and direction to the faculty member's work until the next semester begins. The proposed workload modification will usually involve a reassignment of the faculty member's time to research and service duties. Here are the guidelines for such a plan.
A faculty member with a workload modification who is on the tenure track will automatically be given a one year "stop the clock" deferral of the tenure review. Faculty members have the option to opt out of this one year extension by indicating this in a letter to the Chair and Dean. All scholarship during the "stop the clock" period will be included in the tenure review process.