Policies & Procedures
Sabbatical Leave Guidelines
HR-17, Sabbatical Leave, is the University policy that governs sabbatical
leaves of absence with pay. Forms for leave requests are available on GURU at
Please note that individuals who are granted sabbatical leaves are required to
return for a full contract year of service following the sabbatical leave.
Any person who does not return, or does not remain for the full contract year
following the sabbatical leave, will be required to refund the salary received
from the University during the sabbatical leave. We have received questions
regarding enforcement of this requirement. Please note that we do not waive
this requirement. In addition, all faculty are required to submit a report to
the Provost, via the department head and the dean, within two months of their
return from leave.
According to HR-17, “A sabbatical is a privilege which may be granted to an
individual who has demonstrated by publication, teaching, exhibition or
performance an above average ability in scholarship, research, or other
creative accomplishment.” Proposals for the study of pedagogical topics
or for intensive pedagogical development are eligible and indeed, encouraged.
Attached is a copy of the sabbatical leave guidelines that were developed to assist
faculty members in the preparation of their proposals and may also be found at
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