Article 18 – Job Abandonment

18.1 Job Abandonment.

(a) If a faculty member is absent without authorized leave for twelve (12) or more consecutive days, the faculty member will be considered to have abandoned the position and voluntarily resigned from the University.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), above, if the faculty member’s absence is for reasons beyond the faculty member’s control and the faculty member notifies the University as soon as practicable, the faculty member will not be considered to have abandoned the position.