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.

Important Dates

September 30
all sabbatical leave applications shall have been made to the Dean or College Sabbatical Leave Committee for leaves to begin in the following academic year
October 31
the Dean or College Sabbatical Leave Committee shall have determined which sabbatical leave projects are acceptable and which are not acceptable, and the applicants shall have been informed
November 15
all appeals shall have been filed with the Sabbatical Leave Appeal Committee
November 30
all appeals shall have been considered by the Sabbatical Leave Appeal Committee, and the appellants informed of the Committee’s decision
December 15
each Dean shall have informed the members of the College who have acceptable sabbatical leave projects whether the Dean will transmit to the Board a recommendation for granting of the employee’s leave during the subsequent academic year, or a recommendation for delay of leave
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