Full-time TT faculty are eligible for Professional Improvement Leave after completing seven years of full-time service. Application normally will be made in the seventh year in accord with instructions issued by the office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. Applications for sabbatical usually consist of a letter of application and a proposal. Applications are reviewed by FAC, which makes recommendations to the Chair. The Chair shall report to FAC in a timely manner the rankings he or she sends on to the Dean.
Sabbatical leave takes the form of one semester at full salary or one year at one-half salary. While candidates eligible for sabbatical leave may wish to request a specific term of leave, the Chair shall determine which semester is awarded for Professional Improvement Leave according to how budgetary/staffing implications will be met. Additional information is available in the University Policy Register.