The following is the official policy text from the 2009-10 Bowdoin Faculty Handbook
- During the first year of appointment, a member of the Faculty unable to work because of illness or disability (including childbirth) is entitled to paid sick leave as needed up to a maximum of thirty (30) days; after one year of service, up to six (6) months, as medically necessary.
- A faculty member may take a Family Leave for up to twelve (12) weeks to care for a parent, spouse or child in need. Family leave is without pay, but the College will continue to pay its usual contributions to fringe benefits.
Faculty members should refer to the Employee Handbook (available from Human Resources) for full details of the College’s sick leave policy. Section H, below, describes specific provisions for ongoing members of the Faculty.