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Sabbatical leaves are intended for academic study, research, writing, and similar activities. Sabbatical leaves provide a means by which employees increase their knowledge, further their research, stimulate intellectual interests, and strengthen their contacts with the world-wide community of scholars, thus enhancing their contribution to the University on their return.
Faculty may apply for a full year leave after 6 years of service in a probationary, continuing status or tenured position at 90% salary or 6 months at 100%; thereafter, 6 months after 3 years or a full year after 6 years, both at 90%. Faculty must have a project approved by the dean. There is an appeal committee if denied. Faculty can be reimbursed up to $4,000 to cover sabbatical travel.
Details about Sabbatical Leaves can be found in Article 20 of the Collective Agreement.
Contact the USFA office if you have questions about Sabbatical Leaves.