Dear colleagues:

Following are our institutional priorities for professional development for 2024-2025.

It is encouraged to link your sabbatical and professional development leave proposals to one or more of the college strategies and/or the college mission.

Faculty Sabbatical Leave Requests – Faculty must submit endorsed requests electronically to the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) by January 31, 2024.  Endorsements required: three peers and the appropriate academic chair.  The application form can be found here.

The CIE board will evaluate and approve applications using the criteria laid out in the guidelines. CIE will make its decision no later than February 28. CIE-approved applications go to the VP for Educational Services and the college President for final approval. CIE forwards the applications to the Vice President for Educational Services for prioritization by ESIMT. The Vice President of Educational Services will then make a recommendation to the President no later than March 1, 2024.

Staff Sabbatical Leave – Salaried staff must submit endorsed requests to Hollie DeWalt, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, by January 31, 2024.  Endorsement required: appropriate executive staff officer.

The Associate Vice President of Human Resources will review staff applications in consultation with executive staff by March 1, 2024, and make a recommendation to the President.

Professional Development Project and Leave Requests – Faculty and staff requests should be reviewed as a part of annual goal planning. For both faculty and staff, professional development activities may only be approved as funds are available and budgeted for this purpose.

For more information regarding sabbatical and professional development policies and procedures see Staff HR Policies D-753.00, D-753.01, and D-753.02, and Faculty Chair and Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Any additional questions can be addressed to Human Resources (ext. 5-2612) or the Center for Instructional Excellence (ext. 5-1046).

Additional Resources: 

President’s Office
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Phone: (231) 995-1010