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A Member, with the written agreement of h/her Principal Administrator, may pursue graduate degrees at any accredited institution which provides advanced degrees appropriate to the Member's respective field of specialization. If the Principal Administrator does not agree in writing, s/he shall state in writing to the Member h/her reasons for the refusal. Any Member who receives the Principal Administrator's written agreement to pursue a degree shall not be removed from h/her tenured or tenure track position during the period of time in which s/he has permission to pursue such degree.
If, in the opinion of the Principal Administrator, the Member's pursuing a graduate degree interferes with the Member's performing h/her duties to the Employer, the Member shall apply for uncompensated leave. Any Member taking an approved uncompensated leave to pursue a degree shall not be removed from h/her tenured or tenure track position.
If the Member is pursuing a graduate degree without leave, the time which elapses during such pursuit shall be included as part of the Member's probationary period, if any.