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Sabbatical Leave

Sabbatical leave may be granted in "strictly meritorious cases" to faculty members who have continuously served the university for at least six years. The purpose of the sabbatical leave is to provide a period of research and scholarly activity intended to promote the intellectual growth of the individual and school. Applicants must agree to serve the university or another Regents' institution for no less than one year following the end of the sabbatical period. A report must be provided to the applicant's Dean within 90 days of the end of the sabbatical period. Funding for the leave must be arranged by the individual or department. The gap between five and six month sabbaticals, as well as the gap between eleven and twelve month sabbaticals, needs to be filled with one month of vacation. It is preferred that the vacation time be used during the first month.​

Sabbatical Leave Recommendation Schedule for Sabbaticals taken between July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Date Sabbatical Action
December 2, 2020 Deans submit to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs completed application packets for faculty members requesting sabbatical leave.
January 13, 2021 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs forwards to Chancellor list of recommended sabbatical leaves for initial approval.
March 1 - 8, 2021 Faculty members are notified if Chancellor has given preliminary approval of sabbatical leave (specific details of sabbatical contract and signed agreement to be sent by July 1).
June 14 - July 2, 2021 Sabbatical Leave Agreement and Sabbatical Leave Salary Calculation using new FY 2022 salary figures are sent to the Chancellor for final approval. An approved copy is then mailed to the faculty member, dean and chair.

For more detailed information and related documentation, visit the KUMC Faculty Affairs' Intranet page on Sabbatical Leave.

Last modified: Oct 01, 2020