Human Resources

Faculty Leaves

Short Term Disability Leaves

Faculty members who are at least half-time will continue to be paid their regular salary for occasional absences because of illness or injury; faculty who are less than half-time are not eligible for short-term disability.  Eligible faculty members who are absent for six or more consecutive working days due to illness or injury should apply for short-term disability, which is subject to approval by Wesleyan's Short-Term Disability insurance provider.  Please contact the Benefits Office in Human Resources for directions on how to file a claim.  Due to faculty's unique teaching and semester-driven responsibilities, the faculty member will then be placed on unpaid leave.  If the medical leave is approved by the insurance provider, salary will then be continued along with a retroactive payment to the date of disability.  The length of short-term disability will be determined by Wesleyan's Short-Term Disability insurance provider, but can be no longer than six months.

 Please also click on the Disability Leave of Absence link on the left-hand side for more details and instructions on how to file a claim.

Parental Leaves 

Parental leave benefits are for tenured/tenure-track faculty members and for full-time adjunct faculty members on the instructional budget and on a multiyear contract, as detailed in the faculty handbook.  For all other faculty, the following applies.

Eligible employees who are absent for six or more consecutive working days due to such an illness or injury should apply for short-term disability, which is subject to approval by Wesleyan's Short-Term Disability insurance provider.  Please contact the Benefits Office in Human Resources for directions on how to file a claim.  The length of short-term disability will be determined by Wesleyan's Short-Term Disability insurance provider. If approved the claim will be paid according to the following short-term disability schedule: 

Length of service

 

100% pay for up to:

Then, at 60% for up to:

Less than two years

One month

Five additional months

Two to three years

Two months

Four additional months

Three to four years

Three months

Three additional months

Four to five years

Four months

Two additional months

Five to six years

Five months

One additional month

Six or more years

Six months

Not applicable

Please refer to the Faculty Handbook for all Leave Policies except disability.