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Sabbatical FAQs

General Questions

What difference is there between being on an academic year and on a fiscal year appointment?

Appointed personnel on an academic year appointment may apply for a sabbatical leave of either 1 or 2 semesters. Appointed personnel on a fiscal-year appointment may request leave of either 6 or 12 months. In addition, fiscal year employees with teaching assignments who take a leave of 6 months must arrange to be present during 1 of the 2 regular semesters.

What compensation does the University pay during Sabbatical Leave?

If the leave is for 2 semesters or 1 fiscal year, the University will pay compensation at three-fifths of the recipient's normal salary. If the leave is for 1 semester or 6 months, the University will pay the full salary.

At the time of my first application for Sabbatical leave, I had more than 6 years of continuous service. Will the difference be credited towards future sabbaticals?

No, time served in excess of 6 years may not be accumulated toward future sabbaticals.

What happens if I withdraw my application after it has been approved?

If a candidate withdraws his/her application after it has been approved, every effort will be made in department planning to approve the sabbatical for the following year. However, such approval cannot be guaranteed, and the period of the delay does not count toward the next sabbatical.

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