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Professional Leaves

Note:  Academic Year Sabbatical leaves (1/2 pay), Difference-In-Pay leaves, and Unpaid Professional leaves all reduce pay and therefore reduce retirement contributions.  You may be eligible to purchase professional leave time.  Contact Benefits for information about purchasing time upon your return at 278-2032.

Paid Professional Leaves

Sabbatical Leaves

Sabbatical Leaves are available to full-time faculty and librarians in order to facilitate their professional development and thus enhance the overall quality of the University and its instructional programs.

There are 2 types of sabbaticals with different eligibility requirements and levels of compensation:

  • Full-pay Leave for 1 Semester
  • Half-pay Leave for 1 Academic Year

Faculty members are eligible for a Sabbatical completing six consecutive years of full-time service following any previous sabbatical leave or since their appointment to the faculty.

See Article 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for more information; see also APM 360 Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay (DIP) Leaves.

Difference-in-Pay Leaves

Difference-in-Pay compensates faculty an amount equal to the difference between the minimum salary of the lecturer rank and their current salary for either the semester or the academic year.

Faculty are eligible for this type of leave after six years and then after three consecutive years of service since their last leave.

See Article 28 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for more information; see also APM 360 Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay (DIP) Leaves.

Professional Leave of Absence without Pay

Professional leaves of absence without pay may be for purposes of research, advanced study, professional development, or other purposes of benefit to the University.

See Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement  for  more information; see also APM 361 Faculty Leaves of Absences

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