Policies and Protocols Affecting Faculty

GSDM Faculty Vacation and Attendance Policy

Unlike other faculty members at BU, GSDM faculty members are subject to a formal faculty vacation policy. To be eligible, faculty members must work a minimum of 50% effort. Vacation time is accrued on a monthly basis up two a maximum of two years worth of accrual. Upon voluntarily termination, a faculty member will be compensated for any unused, accrued vacation time.

Other Leave

There is no formal sick leave policy for faculty at Boston University however, other types of leave are available to faculty for maternity and significant medical issues. Please refer to the GSDM Faculty and Attendance Policy  and the Boston University Faculty Handbook for additional information.

Faculty Annual Review

All faculty members at GSDM are expected to participate in the School’s Faculty Annual Review process.

The Faculty Self Evaluation and Development Review was designed to provide an opportunity for collegial dialogue between faculty members and Chairpersons and Directors. Expanding on this theme, we have modified the process to be an online, web-based tool. Our hope is to provide an overall process that allows faculty members and Chairpersons and Directors to understand the needs and goals of one another, and provides individuals the mechanism by which they may monitor and plan professional growth.

FTE Effort Reporting

FTE reporting, or full-time equivalent reporting, is an important tool which provides the University and the School with a metric on faculty staffing and participation. FTE data will be collected quarterly from the faculty through a web-based tool beginning in the Spring of 2013.