maternity leave-paid or not?

Fisher, Roxanne RFisher at Chatham.edu
Fri Aug 17 15:44:11 EST 2001


Dear Women-in-bio folks:

Has anyone out there in academia gotten paid maternity leave?  I'm talking
about 6 weeks or so.  I had no problem getting approval for maternity leave.
I'm due 10/10 and have leave through the end of the fall semester, I'll
start teaching again January 29th.  An adjunct will finish my courses for
me.  The human resources people say they're "researching " whether I can get
paid or not.  Staff get paid maternity leave by using their sick and
vacation time, but I don't get sick and vacation time since my appointment
is as a 9 month faculty member.  One faculty member had a baby last year,
but she had her daughter 1 week before the semester ended.  Chatham is so
small that apparently no other faculty have had babies during the school
year or at least haven't for quite a long time.  I'd be interested to hear
how maternity leave is handled for faculty at other colleges and
universities.

Thanks!

Roxanne
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Roxanne H. Fisher                                  rfisher at chatham.edu
Assistant Professor of Biology                  phone (412)365-1893
Chatham College                                     fax (412)365-1505
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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