This policy establishes leaves of absence for faculty for medical (including pregnancy and childbirth), parental, and other family care purposes. Its goals are to assist faculty members in balancing the demands of the workplace with family obligations, and to establish equitable practices across the diverse departments, schools, and campuses of the University. This policy is ultimately intended to maximize the professional productivity of faculty women and men, while strengthening the University as a collegial and supportive work environment. Specific implementation of this policy may vary by a faculty member’s term and nature of appointment. Faculty members should contact the office of their dean or regional campus president.