• Sabbaticals

Academic Affairs

  • 2015-2016 Sabbaticals

    Applications for 2015-2016 sabbatical leaves are due to department chairs by October 20, 2014.

    As per the IFO Master Agreement 2011-2013, "The purpose of a sabbatical leave is to enhance professional development, support department/unit goals, and and/or meet the instructional, service, or research priorities of the university." A faculty member "shall be granted a sabbatical, upon request, after either, a year of service following an initial award of tenure, or completion of ten (10) years of service, and thereafter upon request after ten (10) years of service following conclusion of the faculty member's last sabbatical leave." (Article 19, Section C)

    A faculty member wishing to apply for a sabbatical should forward his/her completed sabbatical application to the department chair. After reviewing the application and consulting with the department, where applicable, the chair should forward the sabbatical application to the dean (no later than October 31, 2014).   

    University funding for sabbaticals is limited.  In some cases, the approval of sabbatical requests will be dependent on the University’s ability to fund replacements, or a determination that the staffing needs of the university can be met with limited or no replacement.  Sabbatical plans that provide opportunities to acquire expertise necessary for program curricula, or for planned curricular revisions, will be considered for available replacement funding.  This includes plans proposed by faculty who have not recently completed ten years of service since their last sabbatical, or who are not applying following a tenure award.

    Should more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the faculty on an FTE basis of any particular department or program be eligible for and request such a leave, the sabbatical(s) shall be granted in accordance with the following priorities: 
    1 -faculty who have not yet received a sabbatical, then 
    2- faculty whose sabbatical was postponed by this provision, then  
    3- faculty with the longest service since their last sabbatical 

    2015-2016 Malott Sabbatical Memo September 19, 2014 

    2015-2016 Sabbatical Application Form