Sabbaticals and Leaves

Sabbaticals and Leaves

Sabbaticals are available to all tenured faculty, junior sabbaticals are available to all tenure-track assistant professors, and scholarly leaves are available to full-time regular lecturers who do not hold staff appointments.  Visiting, adjunct, research, clinical and other non-regular faculty are not eligible for sabbaticals.  More details on the leave policy can be found in the Guidelines for Leave Eligibility section of this website, and the policies governing leaves can be found in the Chapter 13 of the Handbook of Academic Administration.

Applications for leaves of any sort (including unpaid leaves of absence) should be made through the chair of the faculty member’s unit in the January preceding the academic year in which the leave is to be taken.  All leaves are subject to the approval of the Dean.

Each fall, the Dean's office will publish brief reports on sabbatical research undertaken in the previous academic year. 


Salary (semester/year) Eligibility Related Documents

Junior Sabbatical

100%/ 50% Untenured Assistant and Associate Professors

Junior Sabbatical Form-Word 

Junior Sabbatical Form-PDF

Sabbatical  75%/ n.a. Tenured faculty with 6 semesters of credit accrued 

Faculty Leave Form-Word 

Faculty Leave-Form-PDF

Sabbatical (12 semesters) 100%/ 75% Tenured Faculty with 12 semesters of credit accrued 

Faculty Leave Form-Word

Faculty Leave-Form-PDF

Scholarly Leave 100%/ 50% Lecturers and senior lecturers with 12 semesters of credit accrued

Faculty Leave Form-Word 

Faculty Leave-Form-PDF

Post-Tenure Sabbatical 100%/ 75% Tenured faculty in second year after tenure

Faculty Leave Form-Word 

Faculty Leave-Form-PDF

Course Buy-Out

Course buy-outs are available to faculty who normally teach a three- or four-course load.  Teaching loads may not normally be reduced below one course per semester.  Salary and benefits for course buy-outs should be run through the University.  Additional information on course buy-out policies can be found in the Handbook of Academic Administration, chapter 7.4.2.