Sabbatical Leave Requests for 2015-2016

Information and forms for members of the Library faculty who wish to apply for sabbatical leave for 2014-2015 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 10, 2014.  
  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 13 and October 23, the Division Coordinator meets with the Associate University Librarian for User Services 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 User Services on Friday, October 24.  
  7. The Associate University Librarian for User Services reviews the applications with the University Librarian.  
  8. Completed Sabbatical Leave Applications are due in the Office of Academic Human Resources on  Monday, December 1, 2014.  
  9. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees following the Board's meeting in March 2015.

Sabbatical Leave Reports

Upon the faculty member's return from sabbatical leave, he or she is required to submit through the University Librarian to the Provost, a report in triplicate on his or her study and travel during the sabbatical period. The report is due within 60 days of completing the leave.  In addition to describing activities undertaken during the leave, the report should address how the sabbatical leave enhanced the individual’s value to the department/unit and to the University.  Instructions and forms for the report are included in Communication No.19, Office of the Provost.

Faculty members filing Sabbatical Leave Reports should submit three (3) copies of the report to the Office of the University Librarian.

Please direct questions to  Sue Searing or 3-0318.


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