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New Parent & Family Policies

Stanford University provides many benefits and programs for faculty with family responsibilities. 

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Statements of the policies and procedures pertaining to family and medical leave for faculty members are in Chapter 3, Section 3.5 of the Faculty Handbook.  Additional information can be found on the Cardinal at Work website.

The WorkLife Office supports Stanford community members in all the stages of family life, providing information on education, campus and community programs and services for a variety of issues, including:

Adoption Assistance Programs

Junior Faculty Dependent Care Travel Grant Program

On Site Child Care Programs

Faculty Child Care Assistance Program

Elder Care

Parenting Resources

Forms for Faculty Actions

Appendix F:  Application for New Parent Tenure Clock Extension for Tenure-Line Academic Council Faculty and New Parent Appointment Extension for Non-Tenure-Line Academic Council and Medical Center Line Faculty

Appendix G: Application for Reduced Teaching or Clinical Duties for New Faculty Parents

Faculty Death protocol

Death protocol of an Active Stanford Faculty member