Faculty ordinarily arrange for coverage of teaching and office hours during a brief illness or when a planned absence from teaching a course will occur, such as for travel related to research activities. The DEO should always be informed of these absences as soon as possible.
- Before the semester or session begins, DEOs should take steps to ensure each instructor has a substitute who can continue with instruction in these cases.
- The DEO or Director should also consult with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education or the Associate Dean for Graduate Education if instructor must be absent for a longer period of time or in any emergency situation.
- The Associate Deans can help to provide solutions while communicating with concerned students and others affected by the emergency.
More information may be found on the pages related to Professional Policies & Faculty Responsibilities — Basic Expectations of the Faculty Position