The Faculty Renewal Leave Committee has determined criteria for Faculty Renewal Leaves as follows:
Criteria for Evaluating Eligibility
A faculty member is eligible to apply for faculty renewal leave if the individual is currently completing his/her sixth full year of continuous service to ACU. Applicants will normally have earned the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. Only full-time, tenured faculty will be eligible for faculty renewal leave.
The faculty renewal leave year is not to be interpreted as an interruption of "consecutive years of service." However, time spent on any other leave of absence (other than faculty renewal leave) is not to be counted as part of the six years of service. Faculty members who leave the university for other employment and return to ACU at a later date must begin a new service period in order to establish eligibility. Neither grants for reassigned time, faculty summer grants, nor special assignments by ACU (e.g., Assistant Dean assignments) affect faculty renewal leave eligibility. Any other ACU leaves will be addressed on a case by case basis. A faculty renewal leave may not be used for the purpose of pursuing a terminal degree.