Dear colleagues:

It is encouraged to link your sabbatical and professional development leave proposals to one or more of the college strategic goals listed below, which have been presented to the Board of Trustees for their approval at their meeting on January 24, 2022, and/or the college mission.

Faculty Sabbatical Leave Requests – Faculty must submit endorsed requests electronically to the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) by January 17, 2022.  Endorsements required: three peers and the appropriate academic chair. The application form can be found here. Download the Guidelines/Criteria for Faculty Sabbatical Requests here.

On February 15, CIE forwards the applications to the Vice President for Educational Services, for prioritization by ESIMT.

Staff Sabbatical Leave – Salaried staff must submit endorsed requests to Mark Liebling, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, by January 31, 2022.  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, 2022.

Final Disposition of Sabbatical Requests – By April 11, 2022, the Vice President for Educational Services will submit faculty recommendations and the Associate Vice President of Human Resources will submit staff recommendations to the President’s Office to include as a consent item on the Board agenda at their April 25, 2022, meeting.

Professional Development Leave Requests – Faculty must submit endorsed requests electronically to CIE by February 15, 2022.  Endorsement required:  the appropriate academic chair. 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, D-753.02, and D-753.03 and Faculty Chair and Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreements Articles XVII and XVII.

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

Strategic Goals

Future-Focused Education
Enhance offerings through flexible academic pathways, innovative instructional delivery models and relevant, hands-on educational experiences to empower global learners for the future.

Student Engagement and Success
Develop and deliver comprehensive support services, robust engagement opportunities and a vibrant collegiate experience to foster learner success, goal completion and employability.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Cultivate an inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging and delivers equitable opportunities so all are able to thrive and succeed.

Community Partnerships and Engagement
Enhance collaborations that advance community engagement, economic and workforce development and innovative opportunities for lifelong learning.

Institutional Distinction and Sustainability
Leverage distinctive programs that strengthen institutional sustainability and expand global connections for our learners and communities.

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