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College of Liberal Arts

Sabbatical Leave and Sabbatical Supplement

2014/15 Sabbatical Leave (with supplement)
Applications Due 4 October 2013

2014/15 Sabbatical Leave (without supplement)
Requests Due 24 January 2014

Questions concerning sabbatical leaves and sabbatical supplements in the College of Liberal Arts should be referred to the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty, 612-624-9839.


Purpose

Faculty development leaves including single semester and sabbatical leaves are provided as an opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge, to enhance communication of knowledge to students and society, and to create new uses for the knowledge made available. These leaves are designed to bring benefit to the individual, the students and the University of Minnesota; to the citizens of the state; and all who are affected by the research, teaching, creative activity, and service to society that are the University's mission.

Sabbatical supplements are awarded competitively and provide additional income for tenured faculty who seek to enhance their ability in scholarship, creative work, teaching or service to the community.

Sabbatical Supplement Awards

The College of Liberal Arts is fully committed to supporting intellectual development of its faculty conducting research in the areas of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences.  We are pleased to announce the recipients of CLA's Sabbatical Supplement awards for the following academic years:

Governing Documents

Eligibility

A tenured faculty member is eligible for a sabbatical leave after six academic years of service, with review and scheduling at the department/collegiate levels and the approval of the dean. One academic year of service is the equivalent of two semesters of employment at 67 percent time or greater as a member of the faculty at the University.

Probationary (tenure-track) faculty meeting the eligibility requirements may apply for a sabbatical leave; in this circumstance, the granting of the requested leave will be contingent upon the conferral of indefinite tenure effective no later than the start date of the proposed leave.

Regular (tenured and tenure-track) faculty meeting the eligibility requirements for a sabbatical leave may apply for a sabbatical supplement. Sabbatical supplements are available for both one- and two-semester sabbaticals.

Because of the limited availability of funding, the College of Liberal Arts is not able to provide sabbatical leaves to contract faculty.

Terms of Award

Sabbatical leaves are compensated at one-half salary and full benefits. Sabbatical supplements provide an additional 30 percent of the base salary, up to a maximum award of $30,000. The combination of sabbatical leave support, sabbatical supplement support, and any other salary support may not exceed 100% of the recipient's full-time base salary. Sabbatical supplements may not be used to provide summer support. The award of a sabbatical supplement is contingent upon the approval of a concurrent sabbatical leave.

Sabbatical leaves may be granted for one or two semesters for faculty on academic year appointments; or for five and one-half months or eleven months for faculty on fiscal year appointments. Sabbatical leaves of more than one semester normally are taken in consecutive terms.

Sabbatical leaves for faculty on nine-month academic year appointments shall begin and end so as to coincide with the beginning and ending of semester appointment dates (B-term).

Sabbatical leaves for faculty on twelve-month fiscal year appointments shall begin and end so as to coincide with the beginning and ending of fiscal year appointment dates (A-term).


Sabbatical Supplement Application
Applications Due 4 October 2013

CLA Faculty Sabbatical Supplement applicationsmust must include a completed Faculty Sabbatical request form; a project description of no more than 1,500 words; and a brief curriculum vitae or academic history of no more than five pages. Endorsement by the unit head is required.

The project description should address the conception and plan of the project; the contribution of the project to the established body of work in the field; and the contribution of the project to the applicant's professional development and the scholarly and/or creative activity, and/or teaching, and/or service mission of the applicant's unit. Applicants are asked to identify sources of external support for the proposed work, awarded and pending; and to identify past leaves and briefly describe projects, results and outcomes.

Eligibility Verification

Applicants must identify years of service for purposes of determining eligibility for the sabbatical leave. Unit chairs/directors are asked to verify the years of service prior to endorsement and submission to the college.

Application Deadline - 4 October 2013

The fall 2013 sabbatical supplement application deadline, for sabbatical leaves to be taken during academic year 2014/15, is Friday, 4 October 2013. Please submit one copy of your application materials to the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, 212 Johnston Hall, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the due date.

Required Application Materials
  • Faculty Sabbatical Request Form (U Wide Form UM 6)
  • Project description (no more than 1,500 words; word count must be indicated; standard font and size)
  • Brief curriculum vitae or academic history (no more than five pages; standard font and size)
Review Process and Criteria

Applications for CLA Faculty Sabbatical Supplements are reviewed by the CLA Faculty Research Awards Committee, which serves an advisory role to the college. While applications may vary with respect to proposed activities, all applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • The overall quality of the proposal and the coherence of the applicant's plans in light of the missions of the unit, college, and University.
  • The strength of the research, scholarly, or creative/artistic components of the proposal, including evidence that the project is well-focused and neither so preliminary that the proposed work is unlikely to be completed during the leave, nor so advanced that the work is already virtually complete.
  • The degree to which the proposal is accessible to a broad audience, including scholars across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as individuals outside the academy.
  • Evidence that an award will make a direct and significant contribution to the established body of work in the applicant's field and the applicant's professional development.
  • The applicant's record for productive use of past leaves, educational-development grants, and research grants from University and non-University sources.

Sabbatical Leave Request (without supplement)
Requests Due 24 January 2014

Requests for sabbatical leaves that do not involve an application for sabbatical supplement funding must be submitted at least one semester prior to the start of the requested sabbatical leave.

Eligibility Verification

Applicants must identify years of service for purposes of determining eligibility for the sabbatical leave. Unit chairs/directors are asked to verify the years of service prior to endorsement and submission to the college.

Request Deadline - 24 January 2014

Requests for sabbatical leaves to be taken during academic year 2014/15 that do not include a request for a sabbatical supplement are due no later than Friday, 24 January 2014. Please submit one copy of your sabbatical request to the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty, 212 Johnston Hall, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the due date.

Required Materials

Reporting

Faculty are required to submit a report on their sabbatical activities to the dean within three months of the conclusion of the sabbatical leave. The report should summarize the activities and accomplishments during the sabbatical, and should indicate how the leave can be expected to enhance the faculty member's future scholarly or creative work, teaching, or outreach activities.


Effective Academic Year 2013/14

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