4. Faculty Development

4.1 Sabbatical Leave Program

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 Leave Rate of Pay while on Sabbatical Leave
1 Semester 100% of academic year rate
2 Semesters 67% of academic year rate
  1. 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.

(Board of Trustees Policy 6.7)

See Appendix E, "Sabbatical Leave Procedures and Form" for more information.


Revised:
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
06/04/2015 - To reflect current University titles, "Board of Control" is now "Board of Trustees".
01/27/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. Two Semesters rate of pay read "50% of academic year rate" now reads "67% of academic year rate".
02/13/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
07/18/2011 - Annual Review: To reflect Board Policy 6.7, added the last sentence "This policy shall be administered in accordance with procedures recommended by the Senate and approved by the President."
03/29/2011 - Revised to reflect Board of Control Manual changes.