Sabbatical leaves are intended for academic study, research, writing, and similar activities. Sabbatical leaves provide a means by which employees increase their knowledge, further their research, stimulate intellectual interests, and strengthen their contacts with the world-wide community of scholars, thus enhancing their contribution to the University on their return.
Faculty may apply for a full year leave after 6 years of service in a probationary, continuing status or tenured position at 90% salary or 6 months at 100%; thereafter, 6 months after 3 years or a full year after 6 years, both at 90%. Faculty must have a project approved by the dean. There is an appeal committee if denied. Faculty can be reimbursed up to $4,000 to cover sabbatical travel.
Details about Sabbatical Leaves can be found in Article 20 of the Collective Agreement.
Contact the USFA office if you have questions about Sabbatical Leaves.
- September 30
- all sabbatical leave applications shall have been made to the Dean or College Sabbatical Leave Committee for leaves to begin in the following academic year
- October 31
- the Dean or College Sabbatical Leave Committee shall have determined which sabbatical leave projects are acceptable and which are not acceptable, and the applicants shall have been informed
- November 15
- all appeals shall have been filed with the Sabbatical Leave Appeal Committee
- November 30
- all appeals shall have been considered by the Sabbatical Leave Appeal Committee, and the appellants informed of the Committee’s decision
- December 15
- each Dean shall have informed the members of the College who have acceptable sabbatical leave projects whether the Dean will transmit to the Board a recommendation for granting of the employee’s leave during the subsequent academic year, or a recommendation for delay of leave