Sabbatical FAQs

General Questions

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.

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.

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.