01/17/2020 - 12:00am - Leave Without Pay Requests for 2020/21 due to Dean's Office
Last update: 08/30/2019 - 12:44pm

Firm Requests

Tenure track faculty and some career non-tenure track faculty are eligible to be considered for sabbatical following at least six years of employment at .50 FTE or greater. For your faculty applying for sabbatical in the next academic/fiscal year, please send the following to the Dean's Office by the stated deadline:

  • Sabbatical Application and Contract for Bargaining Unit Faculty OR Sabbatical Application and Contract for Non-bargaining Unit Faculty, available on the Human Resources website.
  • Statement of purpose for the sabbatical. This statement needs to include a description of the faculty member's current teaching, research, and professional activities relevant to the leave.
  • Current CV
  • (If available; in progress in 2019) Cognos report verifying sabbatical eligibility for the requested dates.

It is the responsibility of the department to verify the faculty member's eligibility for sabbatical prior to submitting the application, using either the (forthcoming in 2019) Cognos sabbatical eligibility report, or verifying based on years of service and FTE since last sabbatical. The Office of the Provost will not accept sabbatical applications after the last working day in February, for the following academic year.

Preliminary Requests

If the faculty member's decision to go on sabbatical is contingent on outside factors such as a grant or a fellowship, s/he may submit a preliminary request for sabbatical. The preliminary request must be followed up with the application and contract as soon as possible.


Faculty on a one-term sabbatical will receive 100% of their salary. Faculty on a two-term sabbatical will receive 75% of their salary. Faculty on a three-term sabbatical will receive 60% of their salary.

Effective with the 2019-20 sabbatical year, Human Resources will work directly with the Business Affairs Office to update payroll; units do not need to submit a PRF unless the faculty member is requesting sabbatical supplement on an eligible grant.


If a faculty member's plans change after the sabbatical has been approved, the department should submit a new sabbatical application packet. Mark the top of the Sabbatical Application and Contract clearly with "REVISED." 

If a faculty member who has received approval for sabbatical wishes to cancel or alter that sabbatical plan more than 90 days after the Dean's Office approval of the initial plan, changes to the approved plan may require a reduction in the requesting faculty member's workload and compensation to account for any measures already taken by the unit to cover the faculty member's teaching or other professional responsibilities during the approved sabbatical leave period.


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