Parental Teaching Relief

Brown University provides one semester of classroom teaching relief for faculty members who are primary caregivers for newborn children or newly adopted children. This is not considered to be a leave, and the faculty member’s responsibilities to conduct research, advise students and participate in University and departmental affairs remain unchanged. The point of the policy is to provide sufficient time to faculty members coping with the demands of being primary caregiver to an infant or newly adopted child. For more on this policy, go to section 7.8.3 of the Handbook of Academic Administration.