Faculty Sabbatical Committee

Purpose & Function:

This committee serves to review faculty sabbatical requests and provide a ranked recommendation to the Provost no later than December 1 of each year.

The major responsibility of the committee is to make recommendations to the Provost on requests for sabbatical leaves as outlined in the Sabbatical Leave for Faculty Member Policy as well as on other faculty development initiatives.


Membership & Selection:

Two full-time faculty members from each college
Two full-time faculty members at large, one of which must be a Librarian

Faculty members are elected from the full-time faculty of each college.  Elections are conducted by the Election Committee for Primary University Standing Committees.

Faculty sabbatical Proposals are voted upon by the faculty members of the committee, after approval by the faculty member’s department chair and dean or the Director of Library Services.

Term:

Faculty - three years, eligibility for election limited to one additional three-year term.  Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.

Meetings:

Meetings are held at the call of the Chair.

Reports To:

Provost

History:

01/21/03 - Revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
05/06/08 - Title changed to Provost and Vice Preisdent for Academic Affairs
07/01/11 - Title changed to Vice President for Academic Affairs
07/01/12 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to include a representative from the School of Architecture
09/12/14 - Membership clarification denoting that faculty members are elected by the Election Committee for Primary University Standing Committees approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
05/05/17 - Revision to Description of the Faculty Development Committee, necessitated by the revision to the Sabbatical Leave for Faculty Member Policy, approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.
10/26/17 – Proposal to change the name of the Faculty Development Committee to the Faculty Sabbatical Committee, revise Description of the committee to reflect the new responsibilities, and, per friendly amendment, eliminate the annual report requirement was approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.