Supplement to Sabbatical Leave Application by uIjyV4i


									NHS Sabbatical Leave
     October 7, 2008
     October 8, 2008
  Purpose of Sabbatical Leave

• “Sabbatical leaves must be for the manifest,
  demonstrable benefit of the University in meeting its
  responsibilities of teaching, scholarly and other
  professional activities, service and the advancement of
  knowledge and must contribute to the further
  development of an individual as a teacher-scholar.”

• Board Policy Manual, sections 1-1-309 & 2-3-1001

• University Regulation 3-3-1001
         Eligibility for Sabbatical
Tenured and tenure-track faculty
• In sixth year of full-time service, leave to occur in seventh or
  subsequent years

• Only tenured faculty are eligible, TT must be granted tenure to take

• New service count begins after completion of sabbatical  not
  eligible for another 6 years

• Service count begins on hire date anniversary. One semester
  service counts as half year

• Employment beyond the academic year does not count as service
  unless contract so specifies

• Leave without pay or full-time administrative work do not count
  toward time-in-service. LWP may count if previously approved by
  Director and Dean prior to leave
     Eligibility for Sabbatical

Part time tenured faculty
• Receive prorated credit toward eligibility that is
  proportional to FTE assignment
  - 2 semesters @ 0.5 FTE = 1 semester time in service

Term faculty
• Ineligible
• If converted to tenure tract, must have years of service
  approved by Director, Dean, and CAO at time of
    Requirements for Sabbatical
• Must not be taken in last year of employment

• Can be for entire academic year or either fall or
  spring semester

• May delay approved leave for up to one year with
  Director/Dean approval

• Dean may delay leave date by up to one year

• Selection is competitive and is dependent on
  availability of resources and staffing considerations

    Salary During Sabbatical
• One Semester Leave  Full Pay

• Academic Year Leave  60% Academic Year Base

• Salary savings revert back to college to pay for
  replacements if one-year sabbatical. No salary
  savings for one semester sabbatical

• Must repay university by working for one academic
  year after sabbatical leave or immediately repay
  university for leave
                       Application Procedure
• Submit application to Director in early October. Applications due
  to Dean by November 12, 2008

• Director will call a meeting of tenured and tenure-track faculty to
  consider the proposal and vote by secret ballot to
  approve/disapprove by simple majority

• If faculty vote for approval, Director will submit faculty
  recommendation and Director recommendation to the Dean by
  November 12, 2008

• Dean will submit School recommendations and Dean’s
  recommendation to the university chief academic officer

• CAO will make final decision and report such decision to the
  Board of Trusties and to the President

• Applicants will be informed of all decisions during the process
Board Policy Manual 2-3-1001(4)
 Supplement to Sabbatical Leave
• Detail specific goal(s) and plan(s) for achievement

• Show the relationship of the activities to be pursued to the
  individual’s on-campus responsibilities

• Specify the effect on the applicant’s professional growth and
  development of knowledge in the discipline

• Show how the activities will influence the student’s educational

• Show how the activities will enhance the University’s reputation

• Detail how leave will impact program staffing, expected cost of
  leave, and student progression towards degree in applicant’s
  Acceptable Sabbatical Proposals

• The pursuit of research or study at an institution of
  higher education or similar entity where improvement of
  oneself as a teacher-scholar is the focus

• The pursuit of research projects within a faculty
  member’s specialty to advance knowledge, improve the
  “state of the art,” or to produce material for publication

• The acquisition of practical experience within a
  discipline that will directly enhance the individual’s on-
  campus responsibilities

• The pursuit of special studies or projects for the
  purpose of expanding institutional-related services
  beyond the faculty member’s obligations
Unacceptable Sabbatical Proposals

 • Study at a university, the primary purpose of which
   is to gain a degree in an area or discipline not related
   to current responsibilities

 • Travel which is not directly related to on-campus
   responsibilities. (A significant distinction is made
   herein between travel to improve oneself as a
   teacher-scholar and travel in and of itself)

 • Any sabbatical request within the faculty member’s
   current obligations to the University. (Examples
   include rewriting of course materials, course
   development, and the like)

 • Activities or research not related to current on-
   campus responsibilities
        Proposal Revisions

• Must be approved by Director and Dean

• Expectation that work will be done as

• Final report must match proposed
         Final Report Expectation
• Required written report to Director

• Details activities, goals attained, and benefits to
  - Must respond directly to approved proposal

• Reviewed by Director, Dean, and CAO

• Must be submitted within one academic year after
  completion of sabbatical

• Unacceptable reports will result in ineligibility for
  subsequent sabbaticals
  - Failure to submit report w/in one year
  - Failure to pursue sabbatical activities as proposed

• Joint Budget Committee

• Education Committee of the Colorado Senate and
  House of Representatives

• Colorado Commission on Higher Education

• Colorado Open Records Statute

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