August 2007 Sabbatical Leave Policies and Procedures
By action of the University Council on September 18, 1975, the University Committee on Sabbatical Leaves was assigned the responsibility of evaluating all sabbatical leave applications. In order to provide an opportunity for a discussion of procedures to be followed in the preparation and review of applications for sabbatical leave, the Committee will hold an open meeting in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. for all interested faculty and academic staff members, chairpersons and deans.
Applications for sabbatical leave should reach the Office of the Provost with the endorsement of the department chairperson and/or the dean or director no later than November 1, 2007. The individual schools, college, divisions and/or departments may establish specific earlier dates for submitting applications for review, evaluation and endorsement.
Any eligible faculty or academic staff member may submit an application for a sabbatical leave without the endorsement of the departmental chairperson, dean or director. Such applications must reach the Office of the Provost by September 14, 2007, and will be referred by the appropriate department and/or school or division for comment. They will be treated in the same manner as other sabbatical leave applications.
Please consult the May 2007 memo to members of the faculty and academic staff regarding the criteria which will be used in evaluation of sabbatical leave applications. The application and the May memo are available on line.