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Applications for Sabbatical Leaves for the next academic year (2013-2014) are now available in your Dean's Office, in the Provost's Office and electronically. Please remember that sabbatical leave awards are highly competitive, and only a limited number can be given in any one year. For this next review cycle for Sabbatical Leaves (2013-2014), only half-year at half-pay awards and full-year at half-pay awards will be available (due to the college's fiscal situation). In either case, sabbatical awards cannot adversely affect the teaching/learning environment for students or other reasonable academic services provided by the college.
Our process and procedures for Sabbatical Leaves are in accordance with the Policies of the Board of Trustees (Article XIII) and the Agreement between the State of New York and United University Professions (Article 23.6). Sabbatical awards are available for all academic employees who otherwise meet the criteria of the Board of Trustees Policies and the Agreement, and whose sabbatical leave proposals are approved.
If you are planning to submit a Sabbatical Application for the next academic year, I urge you to meet with your Department Chair/Center Director/Program Coordinator and Dean as soon as possible.
The policy on sabbatical leaves with pay is defined in Article XIII of the Policies of the Board of Trustees and Article 23.6 of the Agreement between UUP, Inc. and the State of New York.
The Policies and Article 23.6 of the Agreement state that "sabbatical leaves may be granted for planned travel, study, formal education, research, writing or other experiences of professional value. "
Academic employees holding continuing appointments who have completed at least six (6) consecutive years of service within the University or who, if they previously have had a sabbatical leave, have completed at least six (6) consecutive years of service within the University from the date of return from their last sabbatical leave, shall be eligible for sabbatical leave.
The following campus policy and procedure applies:
A specific plan to assure coverage of the classroom seats of the academic employee going on leave will be prepared by the Departmental Chair/Center Director in consultation with the applicant and appropriate Dean(s) and attached to the leave application at the time the leave request is made. This plan must assure total coverage of the teaching capacity of the academic employee who goes on sabbatical leave. For this next review cycle for Sabbatical Leaves (2013-2014), only half-year at half-pay awards and full-year at half-pay awards will be available (due to the college's fiscal situation). In each case these awards cannot adversely affect the teaching/learning environment for students or other reasonable academic services provided. Sabbatical awards are available for all academic employees who otherwise meet the criteria of the Board of Trustees Policies and the Agreement, and whose sabbatical leave proposals are approved.
Note that the Trustees' Policies and the Agreement permit academic employees to submit an application to the President of the college up to six (6) months in advance of the effective date of the leave, but in no event later than six months in advance of such date unless such requirement is expressly waived by the chief administrative officer. The College President may approve such sabbatical leave as the College President deems appropriate and such leave shall be reported to the Chancellor. However, the following timetable is to be followed, except in unusual circumstances.
|*The Sabbatical Proposal Review Committee will be appointed by the Provost. The Committee shall be composed, when practicable, of three (3) faculty members holding the rank of Distinguished University Professor and/or academic employees who have received a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Professional Service or Librarianship. All members will be appointed to staggered, two-year terms for continuity of application review. Applicants for sabbaticals who are sitting members of the Committee will recuse themselves from service on the Committee in that year. The Committee's charge is that its members will make a qualitative assessment of the sabbatical proposals submitted in a given year.|
|Provost announces timeline and calls for Applications from Faculty||Wednesday, August 29, 2012|
|Application submitted to Chairperson/ Center Director/Program Coordinator||Friday, October 26, 2012|
|Application transmitted to Dean's Office by Chairperson/Center Director/Program Coordinator||Monday, November 5, 2012|
|Applications transmitted by Dean's Office to Provost's Office||Monday, November 19, 2012|
|Applications transmitted by Provost's Office to Sabbatical Proposal Review Committee* And Deans for review||Monday, December 3, 2012|
|Review and Recommendation submitted to Provost by Deans and Sabbatical Proposal Review Committee||Friday, January 4, 2013|
|Review and Recommendation to President by Provost||Friday, January 18, 2013|
|Notification by President||Thursday, January 31, 2012|
If a faculty member requires the use of his/her assigned computer during a sabbatical (for either home or office use), the faculty member's Department Chair and Dean must approve that use and notify Computing Support in writing. Every attempt will be made to find a computer for temporary appointments, but there are no guarantees.
If a faculty member requires the use of his/her assigned office during a sabbatical, the faculty member's Department Chair and Dean must approve that use.
For more information about Academic Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
James Liszka, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 201
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Lizabeth J. Woodard
Office: Kehoe 201A
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415