maternity leave-paid or not?

Linnea Ista lkista at unm.edu
Tue Aug 21 01:37:22 EST 2001


Since I am neither a faculty member nor going to be needing maternity leave, I
cannot speak from personal experience, but I believe when my best friend needed
it last year here at UNM, she got about 8 weeks worth.  I think it worked out
that she had to use a few sick days toward the end of the semester,  but only
because her baby was 5 weeks premature, so the original arrangement had to be
altered to cover the last week of school.  She is in the School of Fine Arts, so
I don't know if that was a University thing or departmental.  But I know that
she was paid.

Congratulations!
Linnea




"Fisher, Roxanne" wrote:

> 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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