Professional Development Leaves: Principles and Policies


University policy gives guidelines for all different types of faculty leaves, including personal leaves (see This webpage specifically provides guidelines for professional development leaves (PDL) for FHSS faculty. If you have any questions, please contact the current Associate Dean for Development. It is also recommended that you visit with the associate dean about general plans and budgetary details before assembling a complete proposal. The associate dean can give guidance for a realistic proposal.




Eligibility for Professional Development Leaves


Length of Leave


Costs Associated with a Leave: General Guidelines


Travel & Lodging Costs with a PDL


Faculty Center Supp​ort


Application Process