Benefits

Sabbatical Leaves

UPS 260.102PDF File as well as  Article 27PDF FileOpens in new window  of the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement govern the granting of Sabbatical leave to eligible faculty. It is recommended that you review both thoroughly prior to submitting your application. In order to qualify for a sabbatical leave, faculty must email the Sabbatical Leave Application by THURSDAY October 15th, 2015, at 5:00 P.M.  Faculty must also submit a Professional Leave Report at the conclusion of their Sabbatical.

Submit applications by email to philliplee@fullerton.edu.

 

SABBATICAL LEAVE APPLICATION FORM

For technical assistance regarding the application form, please visit the Academic Technology Center (ATC) at PLS-237.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Ask for Marc Montaser (mmontaser@fullerton.edu) and he or another member of the ATC staff will be able to assist you in person.

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

REVIEW CALENDAR

ACTION TIME LINE
Application Deadline October 15, 2015 by 5:00 PM
Committee Review Process November 2015
Administrative Process December 2015
Provost’s Office Process January 2016
Decision Letters to Applicants February 2016

If you have questions regarding Sabbaticals, please contact Phillip Lee at ext. 2778. or philliplee@fullerton.edu.

Eligibility Requirement for Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay

Probationary and Tenured Faculty, Full-Time Lecturers, Full-Time Librarians and Full-Time Academic-Related Counselors (SSP-AR) may be eligible for Sabbatical/DIP leave. Faculty must have full-time continuous service for 6 years total prior to taking their first sabbatical or DIP leave. Thereafter, faculty must have full-time continuous service for 3 years prior to taking a DIP leave or 6 years prior to taking a sabbatical leave.

Eligible for leave

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2010-11 Active full-time 1st year
2011-12 Active full-time 2nd year
2012-13 Active full-time 3rd year
2013-14 Active full-time 4th year
2014-15 Active full-time 5th year
2015-16 Active full-time 6th year -can apply during this year for leave in following year
2016-17 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave

Partial years of active service count toward leave eligibility. Therefore, faculty taking a Fall leave would not begin to accrue credit for service until their return in Spring of the same academic year.

Once eligibility is achieved, faculty maintain status until a Sabbatical or Difference in Pay leave is taken. Subsequent leave eligibility is calculated based on the date faculty return from such a leave. Note: A leave must be awarded and taken in order for the eligibility count to be reset.

Eligibility Scenarios

What if I previously took a Sabbatical or Difference in Pay leave?

Faculty must serve full-time on the campus for six years after the leave to become eligible for another sabbatical leave or three years to become eligible for a Difference In Pay Leave:

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2009-10 Sabbatical or DIP Leave No Credit
2010-11 Active full-time 1st year
2011-12 Active full-time 2nd year
2012-13 Active full-time 3rd year – could apply during this year for DIP in following year
2013-14 Active full-time 4th year
2014-15 Active full-time 5th year
2015-16 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for DIP or Sabbatical
2016-17 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave

What if I worked less than a full year during the 6 year eligibility period?

Partial credit is given for partial years worked:

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
Fall 2010 Sabbatical or DIP Leave No Credit
Spring 2011 Active full-time .5 year of service
2011-12 Active full-time 1.5 years
2012-13 Active full-time 2.5 years – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following year
Fall 2013 Active full-time 3 years – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following
semester or year
Spring 2014 Active full-time 3.5 years – Eligible for DIP
2014-15 Active full-time 4.5 years – Eligible for DIP
2015-16 Active full-time 5.5 years – could apply during this year for Sabbatical in Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Active full-time 6 years
Spring 2017 Active full-time OR on leave Eligible for DIP and Sabbatical

What if I took a Personal Leave of Absence without pay?

A one year personal leave without pay does not count as a year of service credit toward eligibility.  For more information see Article 22PDF FileOpens in new window or contact the FAR office. 

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2009-10 Active full-time 1st year
2010-11 Active full-time 2nd year
2011-12 Personal Leave of Absence No credit
2012-13 Active full-time 3rd year
2013-14 Active full-time 4th year
2014-15 Active full-time 5th year
2015-16 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for leave in following year
2016-17 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave

What if I took a Professional Leave of Absence without Pay?

One year of a professional leave of absence without pay during this period counts as a year of service toward eligibility. Any years of a professional leave without pay beyond the first do not count toward eligibility:

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2010-11 Active full-time 1st year
2011-12 Active full-time 2nd year
2012-13 Active full-time 3rd year
2013-14 Professional Leave of Absence 4th year
2014-15 Active full-time 5th year
2015-16 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for leave in following year
2016-17 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave

What if I was hired with Service Credit?

Service Credit granted upon hire counts toward eligibility:

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2011-12 Active full-time Hired with 1 year service credit = 2nd year
2012-13 Active full-time 3rd year
2013-14 Active full-time 4th year
2014-15 Active full-time 5th year
2015-16 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for leave in following year
2016-17 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave