The Catholic University of America

Faculty Handbook

Section B: Contracts and Compensation

III-B-1 Terms of Service

The period of service required of members and full-time associates of the Faculties is specified in calendar months. An appointment for an academic year requires approximately eight and one-half months of service, beginning with the date of the opening of classes and ending on the date of graduation. Service may be but is not ordinarily required on holidays or during academic vacation periods announced for the academic year. Regardless of the day of the week or time of year, however, faculty members are expected at all times to meet their professional responsibilities to the University.

 

Some faculty members and associates hold appointments requiring service over a period longer than eight and a half months. Their service also may be but is not ordinarily required on holidays or during academic vacation periods. Faculty members who hold appointments requiring administrative service before the opening or after the closing of the academic year must arrange their vacation time well in advance with the Provost or the cognizant Dean, Chair, or Director.