A leave of absence without pay of up to and including 12
months may be granted to an employee to provide an opportunity to gain
additional education and skills to better fulfill the specified
responsibilities of an employee’s present or future position at the university.
An employee is eligible to apply for such a leave if the
employee has been employed at least five (5) years at the university. A Leave for Study requires the approval of
the supervisor, department head, Dean or Vice President, and University Human
Resource Services. For an employee with
over five (5) years of continuous full-time service, benefit plans may be
continued during the leave for Study.
Generally, a Leave for Study must be: (1) related to the employee’s present
position at the university; or (2) related to an employee’s potential
development with the university; or (3) part of a program leading to a degree.
Under an approved unpaid Leave for Study, an eligible
employee using either the Employee Undergraduate Tuition Remission Program for
Faculty, Professional, and Staff Personnel or the Employee Graduate Educational
Assistance Program for Faculty, Professional, and Staff Personnel may enroll at
Ball State University for up to 18 credit hours per fall semester, up to 18
credit hours per spring semester, and up to 18 hours during any combination of
summer terms for a maximum enrollment of 54 credit hours in a 12-month period.
If the employee fails to return to work at the university on
or before the expiration of the Leave for Study, the employee will be
considered to have resigned from the university. If the employee fails to return to work at
the university at the end of the leave and work for a period of time equal to
the length of the leave, he or she must repay the portion of the benefit costs
(including the fee remission programs) paid by the university during the Leave
Eligible service employees interested in a Leave for Study
should contact University Human Resource Services at 765-285-1834.
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