6.06-6.08

Faculty

Effective Date: 09/01/2010

6.6 Faculty Research Fellowships

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Research are authorized to grant Faculty Research Fellowships under jointly developed procedures.

History
12/03/76
01/28/82
09/18/92 change responsibility
08/03/2000 Changed Executive Vice President and Provost title to Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 16.7. Renumbered, added joint responsibility between Provost and the Vice President for Research and corrected Vice Presidential titles.

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Effective Date: 05/02/2014

6.7 Sabbatical Leave

The granting of sabbatical leaves of absence is intended for the mutual benefit of the University and the person granted such a leave. Sabbatical leaves may be granted faculty members in order to provide a period of creative activity for the purpose of furthering professional competence. The granting of such leave will in no case be automatic, and each request for sabbatical leave will be judged on its own merits.

  1. To be eligible for sabbatical leave, a faculty member must have (1) been granted tenure at the university, and (2) served for at least six years as a faculty member at the university. Eligibility for subsequent sabbatical leaves requires a minimum of six years of service since the completion of the previous sabbatical leave.
  2. Sabbatical leaves may be granted for either one or two consecutive semesters. For this purpose, spring and the following fall semester will be considered to be consecutive. Compensation for faculty on sabbatical leave will be as follows:
    Duration of LeaveRate of Pay while on Sabbatical Leave
    1 Semester 100% of academic year rate
    2 Semesters 67% of academic year rate
  3. Faculty may not accept full-time employment during the course of their sabbatical leave, with such exceptions as the President of the University, with advice from the University Sabbatical Leave Committee, may permit. Persons receiving sabbatical leave must agree to return to their position for the following year, with such exceptions as the President of the University, with advice from the University Sabbatical Leave Committee, may permit.

    Money from Outside Sources

    Faculty members on sabbatical leave of absence may receive money from fellowships, grants, or other sources.

    This policy shall be administered in accordance with procedures recommended by the Senate and approved by the President.

    History
    02/10/67
    06/07/68 Change General Faculty to Academic Faculty
    12/14/79
    01/28/82
    11/20/87 Deleted continuous with off quarter and annual leave requirements
    11/17/95 Clarify eligibility requirements, eliminate twelve month administrative sabbatical leaves, define time limits, and eliminate disclosure of funding sources
    05/19/2000 Revised to reflect the change from quarters to semesters
    02/25/2005 Authorized the President to approve faculty accepting full-time employment during a sabbatical leave
    07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 6.1. Renumbered only.
    05/02/2014 Increased 2 semesters leave to 67% of academic year rate.

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    Effective Date: 09/01/2010

    6.8 Faculty Emeritus

    An honorary rank awarded to retirees who have tenure in the professional ranks and have served the University with distinction.

    Recommendation for emeritus status shall be made by the members of the retiree's academic department through administrative channels to the President for presentation to the Board of Trustees.

    History
    08/16/68
    01/28/82
    07/13/84
    01/17/86 Revised first paragraph
    11/17/95 Removed years of service
    07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 16.8. Renumbered only.

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