Professional Leaves for Faculty


The College's program of professional leaves for continuing members of the faculty reflects a strong institutional commitment to faculty scholarship and to the relationship between research and teaching.

The College considers professional leaves to be precious time dedicated to a faculty member’s professional growth and enhancement of his/her teaching effectiveness.  When these goals are realized, our academic programs are stronger and our students benefit. The Faculty Handbook * outlines the different leave types and various aspects of professional leaves for faculty including:

  • Eligibility and determining years of service
  • Requirement to seek outside funding for salary support
  • Application/deferral procedures
  • Postponement procedures
  • Special circumstances
  • Leave Report

Junior Faculty Research Leave, Sabbatical and Professional Development Leave Packet

Faculty eligible for a leave in an upcoming academic year are notified at least 18 months before their scheduled leave so that they can apply for funding. 

A Complete Leave Packet includes the following:

  1. Leave Application (Those who have problems accessing this document should email Linda Butler Livesay,, for assistance.)
  2. Leave Proposal
  3. Letter from the Chair of the Department
  4. Copies of all external funding application(s) and award notification(s).

Complete Leave Packets are due to the Provost's Office on January 31.  Email all materials to Linda Butler Livesay.


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