Faculty, limited, and academic staff who plan to be absent from their classes or other scheduled instructional duties (e.g., office hours, exams), typically as a result of pursuing outside activities or attending professional meetings, must have permission (see FPP 8.02a and UWS 8.025(3)(b) http://www.secfac.wisc.edu/governance/fpp/Chapter_8.htm#802. Requests for approval should be submitted to the department chair at least ten (10) working days before the anticipated absence. A copy of the approval/denial will be returned. Please note that requesting permission to be absent is not a substitute for the annual Outside Activity Report, which is completed in April of each year.
NOTE: Authority for approval is delegated to department chairs, who must provide the dean with a summary report of absences from instructional duties at the end of each semester.