Sabbatical Leave Requests for 2016-2017

Information and forms for members of the Library faculty who wish to apply for sabbatical leave for 2016-2017 are now available on the Web, as follows:

University Library: Sabbatical Leaves of Absence Policies and Procedures

  1. Librarians should discuss their sabbatical leave plans with their Division Coordinator as soon as possible.  
  2. The Division Advisory Committee reviews applications and the Statement of Plans by Friday, October 9, 2015.  
  3. The Division Coordinator prepares an evaluative statement based on the comments and recommendations of the Division Advisory Committee.  If more than one librarian in the division requests a sabbatical, the Division Advisory Committee should rank them.
  4. Between October 12 and October 22, the Division Coordinator meets with the Associate University Librarian for Research to discuss the application. The Coordinator should be prepared to discuss plans for addressing staffing during the absence of the faculty member, including alternatives suggested by the Division Advisory Committee.
  5. The Division Coordinator prepares text for insertion into the application. 
  6. Final applications are due to the Associate University Librarian for Research on Friday, October 23.  
  7. The Associate University Librarian for Research reviews the applications with the University Librarian.  
  8. The University Librarian's Office transmits completed Sabbatical Leave Applications to the Office of Academic Human Resources by  December 1, 2015
  9. Applicants are notified of the status of their applications by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees following the Board's meeting in March 2016.

Sabbatical Leave Reports

Upon the faculty member's return from sabbatical leave, he or she is required to submit a report to the Associate University Librarian for Research. The report is due within 60 days of completing the leave.  Instructions and forms for the report are included in Communication No.19, Office of the Provost.

Please direct questions to Beth Namachchivaya , AUL for Research.


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