Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with the Ph.D. or other
terminal degree may be counted as part of the six years of service required for eligibility. At the
Provost's discretion, the years an applicant taught with the rank of full-time instructor may be
counted as part of the six years of service required for eligibility.
Faculty members may elect to use a full academic year at half the base salary, or a half year at
the full base salary. In either case, the College continues to contribute its full share of all
established benefits, such as retirement and insurance. A half-year leave may include the fall and
Interim terms (September to February) or the Interim and spring terms (January to June). The
summer term is not considered a part of the leave year.
A sabbatical leave may be taken one year ahead of the actual seventh year, or may be delayed for
not more than three years after the seventh year, whenever such a change is for the best interests
of the College and the person involved. If, however, a person delays leave for more than three
years after it falls due, he or she forfeits the right to that sabbatical.
The next opportunity to
obtain a sabbatical leave will not be available until that person has served an additional six years
after the year the last leave was due). Whether the leave is taken before or after it is due, the
next leave is still determined by the number of years that have elapsed since the previous one
Applications for sabbatical leave must be submitted to the Provost of the College by December 1
of the academic year prior to the year of the planned leave. The sabbatical leave application
form is available on the Intranet.
Sabbatical leaves are granted by the Provost of the College and the President upon
recommendation of the Faculty Development Committee. No more than ten percent of the
Faculty may be on sabbatical leave at any one time.
Following the sabbatical, a written
evaluation of the project must be provided to the Provost of the College, with a copy to the
Faculty Development Committee, by April 1 of the academic year in which a fall/Interim half-
year sabbatical is taken and by October 1 of the calendar year in which either a full-year
sabbatical or an Interim/spring half-year sabbatical concluded. Faculty members are also
expected to share the results of their sabbatical project in a forum for members of the College
community. The forum should be scheduled during the academic year following the completion
of the sabbatical project.
Those Faculty members receiving sabbatical leaves are expected to return to the College. Failure
to do so may result in a request for repayment, by the person on leave, of the benefits and salary
paid during leave. Sabbatical leave may be withheld whenever it is felt that the absence of the
candidate for the leave will seriously impair the interests of the College.
III.D.3. Working for Pay during Sabbatical
The following statement regarding work done for pay during sabbatical leave was accepted by
the Faculty in December, 1996: