2024 - 2025 Academic Year

Proposals for Sabbatical leave during an academic year (fall semester, winter semester or academic year) must be submitted and approved during the previous academic year. Proposals shall be developed following the format described in the Faculty Handbook. Proposals for Sabbatical leave for the following academic year will be submitted to the Dean and to the Chairperson of the Faculty Council by Friday, November 1, 2024. The Dean will send a listing of the proposals with titles and duration to the Provost by Friday, December 6, 2024.

  • The Faculty Council will review each application and provide to the Dean a letter of recommendation for or against the sabbatical leave application, providing reasons for the recommendations. If there are multiple applications from the college, the Faculty Council shall also rank the proposals from the college in its recommendations to the Dean. The Faculty Council will make its recommendations to the Dean by Friday, November 15, 2024.
  • The Dean will make his/her recommendation and ranking by Friday, December 6, 2024 and forward a copy of each proposal to the Faculty Senate and the Provost including the Faculty Council recommendations and ranking.
  • The Faculty Senate shall review the proposals from each college and provide a ranking of the proposals with reasons for the conclusions. The Faculty Senate shall follow the Faculty Handbook. The senate will make its recommendations to the Provost no later than December 13, 2024.
  • Each faculty member will be notified of the outcome of his or her Sabbatical Proposal on or before the issuance of contracts on March 1, 2025.
  • The number of sabbatical leaves available each year will be limited. Attention will be given to colleges not having recent sabbaticals assuming proposals from the colleges are meritorious.