64-800 BOT 03-26-15 STAFF/FACULTY CONSULTING AND PROFESSIONAL LEAVE (POLICY) 1. Oglala Lakota College recognizes that professional growth of its staff members includes performing in consulting roles for the college, for the Pine Ridge Reservation agencies, and for organizations external to the college or the reservation. In order to ensure that the best interests of the college are protected, the administration shall develop a set of guidelines to be followed by employees in performing consultative work. 2. Oglala Lakota College recognizes that providing faculty with professional leave is consistent with providing students with instruction by high-quality professionals, continuing professional development, and the College’s mission as a land-grant research and education institution. 3. Full time faculty are allowed up to 5 days a semester for consulting or professional leave, provided: a. The Department chair has been notified and approves. b. All classes and other duties are covered. c. The consulting or professional leave will benefit the professional development of the individual and OLC.
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