Policies and Guidelines Concerning Sabbatical Leaves of Absence

The regulations and procedures outlined in these guidelines have been established by the President of the University pursuant to statutory authorization.


Section 7.a. of the University Statutes lists a total of 14 possible options (combinations of leave duration and fraction of salary to be paid). Six of the options are available to faculty members on academic-year appointments; eight of the options (Section 7.a.(4) ) are available to faculty on 11-month appointments. Generally, other options will not be available. A sabbatical leave of absence for a specified period of time at one-half pay cannot be changed to leave for a period of time at full pay without prior approval of all recommending officers--unless such option was requested in the original application and subsequently approved by the Board of Trustees.