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SABBATICAL LEAVE AT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

FOR THE 2013 - 2014 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

President Miller and the University's two sabbatical leave committees (one for AAUP members and one for SUOAF-AFSCME members) encourage applications from eligible candidates for sabbatical leave.  Eligibility is determined by length of service to the University (not less than six years; tenure is required) and length of time since the last sabbatical leave (at least six years).  Article 13.7 of the AAUP contract and Article 24.8 of the SUOAF-AFSCME contract provides further information about contractual requirements, eligibility, and compensation. 

As explained in the collective bargaining agreements, sabbaticals are awarded on the basis of merit and for the benefit of the Connecticut State University.  Although seniority is not a consideration for SUOAF-AFSCME members, the AAUP contract specifies that when proposals are deemed by the Sabbatical Leave Committee to be of equal merit, preference is given to faculty with the longest service since the last sabbatical. 

During recent years, the Board of Trustees (now ConnSCU Board of Regents), upon the President's recommendation, has approved many different kinds of sabbatical leave projects designed to enhance the professional development and expertise of faculty.  These include projects intended to result in significant creative contributions to the discipline, pedagogical applications in both higher education and the public schools, applied research, residencies and fellowships at other institutions and in business and industry, and post-doctoral and other advanced graduate studies intended to enhance the faculty member's professional responsibilities and teaching. 

Because applications are judged on the basis of merit, it is important for you to submit a detailed and complete proposal, including a current c.v./resume.  Please use the standard format reproduced on the back of this page.  Complete information assists your department's sabbatical committee, your dean or supervisor, the Sabbatical Leave Committee, and the Provost/Vice President to evaluate fairly the merits of your proposal for recommendation to the President. 

Please note the following revised deadlines:

09/16/13

Faculty member submits proposed Sabbatical Leave Request to department chair/supervisor for review by Department Sabbatical Leave Committee/supervisor. Faculty member* submits an electronic copy to Caryl Greatorex in the AAUP Office (*AAUP members only).

09/27/13

Department chair/supervisor forwards proposal to academic Dean/appropriate administrator.

10/11/13

Academic Dean/administrator forwards proposal to Provost or appropriate Vice President.

10/25/13

Review by Sabbatical Leave Committee (SUOAF-AFSCME or AAUP) begins.

12/06/13

Committees’ recommendations due to President.

Mid-Jan 2014

President recommends sabbatical leaves to the ConnCSU Board of Regents.


RECOMMENDED SABBATICAL APPLICATION PACKAGE
 

Submit the following to your department chair or supervisor by Monday, September 16, 2013

  1. A 100 to 150-word proposal abstract (required for inclusion in President's recommendations to the ConnSCU Board of Regents) which describes the rationale for the project, what is required to carry out the work, and what is the benefit of the work. 
  2. A sabbatical leave proposal which, using the form provided or as a separate attachment to the form, includes the following information:**
    • Explain your purpose and objectives. 
    • Describes your existing knowledge and/or work to date related to your project.  Include citations to the literature as appropriate. 
    • Describes in some detail your proposed sabbatical activities and/or methodology.  Be as  specific as possible.  State the potential value of your project to the University, to your professional growth, and to your particular field of study or discipline.  Describe expected outcomes including curriculum reports and publications, and other products as appropriate to your proposal.  If you have previously been awarded sabbatical leave(s), describe briefly the outcomes and the relationship, if any, to the current project.

      3.  Attachments as necessary to evaluate the quality of your proposal (e.g. letters of recommendation, support or invitation; chapter outlines; publisher and professional commitments).

      4.  A current and complete c.v./resume.

  

If you have questions about the sabbatical process or seek advice in preparing your application, please contact your department chair, your dean or supervisor, or the Vice President for your area.

**AAUP faculty should review the Sabbatical Leave Guidelines.

Sabbatic Leave Request Form

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