Agenda Item No. _______________

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Faculty Personnel



DESCRIPTION:



Grant Carl Monk an additional four years leave of absence, beginning August 1, 2002 and continuing through July 31, 2006. In May 1996, the Washburn University Board of Regents granted Professor Monk a second leave of absence, continuing through July 31, 2002, to serve a second term as Executive Director of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Professor Monk has been asked to serve an unprecedented third time, and has indicated to AALS a willingness to serve an additional three years, beginning in 2002. Therefore, he wishes to extend his leave of absence, and is making the request now because the Association needs to know now whether it must conduct a search for a successor. At the completion of his term, he will be granted a one-year sabbatical by AALS. Professor Monk intends to return to teach at Washburn in 2006 for one or, at most, two years. Professor Monk will become the longest serving Executive Director in AALS history, a significant distinction for him and for Washburn.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



There is no cost to the University. Professor Monk's benefits are paid by AALS. He participates in the University's health insurance coverage but AALS reimburses the University for 100% of the cost.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Jerry B. Farley recommends that the Washburn Board of Regents grant Carl Monk an additional four years leave of absence from August 1, 2002 through July 31, 2006.









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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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