Koi Carp in the fountain
Rhodes manages academic annual leave differently to other HE institutions. The University prefers to not be prescriptive about issues of annual leave for academic staff given the nature of academia. Within the parameters of the expectations and responsibilities of academics and the employment contract of academics, the University respects the autonomy of individual departments to set norms regarding annual leave & in particular, the presence/absence of academics during vacation periods. The University expects that vacation periods will be used for research, attending conferences and/or preparing teaching curriculum. However, it also recognises the academic’s right to determine his/her own work schedule and consistent with departmental norms, it may not be necessary to be physically present in the department during vacation periods.
Last Modified: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:58:05 SAST