Sabbatical Leave

See the Faculty Funding & Support section of the Provost and Dean of Faculty’s website for the Sabbatical Leave Application Form.  Details regarding the policy are provided on the form.

Emergency Medical Leave

In the event of a short term disability or other emergency leave of fewer than 90 days, a faculty member who has an on-going relationship with the College may continue to receive his or her salary. Arrangements for classes and other responsibilities will be made by the Provost in consultation with the department chair. The College will continue to pay health insurance premiums for eligible employees.

Each year, faculty members may use up to 80 hours of “emergency medical leave” provided for in this Policy for any of the reasons articulated in, and in the matter required under, the St. Paul Sick Leave Ordinance.

Parental Leave

Full-time faculty members with a FTE of 1.0 in their second year of appointment or later at Macalester College are eligible for the equivalent to a two (2) course release at full salary; tenure track faculty are eligible beginning in the first year of appointment. Part-time faculty members with a FTE of .50 and above are eligible for a pro-rated paid parental leave benefit equivalent to a one (1) course release. Generally, the two (2) course release coincides with an entire semester leave whereby the faculty member would teach three (3) courses on the alternate semester of the academic year. Leave must be taken during the semester in which the birth or adoption occurs or in the semester immediately following if the birth occurs during winter or summer break. Salary will be reduced by the equivalent of a .17 FTE if the time away corresponds with a three (3) course semester and alternative arrangements are not made/available to fulfill the responsibilities associated with the third course on the alternate semester of the academic year.

Other Paid and Unpaid Leaves

  • Bereavement leave
  • Jury duty leave
  • Voting and election judge leave
  • Bone marrow donor leave
  • FMLA Leave
  • Minnesota Parenting Leave
  • MN School Conference And Activity Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Educational Leave
  • For full details regarding time away from work policies at Macalester, see the Employee Handbook.