Category Archives: Proposed Leave Policy

Final Childbearing/Childrearing Leave Policy – Effective 8/1/2008

Below is the final version of the childbearing/childrearing leave policy. This policy went into effect on August 1, 2008. Please note one final clarification of the new leave policy and its relationship to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) … Continue reading

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Proposed Childbearing and Childrearing Leaves for Faculty

Childbearing and Childrearing Leaves It is the policy of the University that a full-time faculty member with one year of University service may choose one of the following options for childbearing and/or childrearing: 1) Childbearing leave for female faculty. Six … Continue reading

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Overarching Principles for the Childbearing/Childrearing Leave Policy for Faculty

The proposed policy for faculty is based on several principles: Provides time to parents of newborn or newly adopted children when they most needed it – at the time the child arrives. The policy would apply to any male or … Continue reading

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History of the Childbearing/Childrearing Leave Policy

During the 2006-07 academic year Provost Cunningham realized that Illinois Wesleyan University did not have any written leave policy for faculty members who have children or adopt children. Various faculty members expressed concern to the Provost that each individual faculty … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Proposed Childbearing/Childrearing Leave Policy

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Proposed Childbearing/Childrearing Policy Q. What is the difference between a childbearing leave and a childrearing leave? A. Only female faculty members who bear a child can take a childbearing leave. Any female or male faculty … Continue reading

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