Benefits

For Sabbatical Leaves to be taken in 2018-2019

UPS 260.102PDF File as well as  Article 27PDF File Opens 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 submit the Sabbatical Leave Application, narrative and cv.  The due date for applications is Monday, October 16th, 2017, at 5:00 P.M.  Applications will be submitted through an online application process.

Faculty must also submit a Professional Leave Report at the conclusion of their Sabbatical.

 

SABBATICAL LEAVE APPLICATION

  • Applicants will be required to complete an online Application and to upload an Application Narrative and Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Only PDF file formats will be accepted.
  • All applicants must complete final submission by Monday, October 16, 2017 by 5:00 PM in order to be considered for a sabbatical. The online application will be locked at this time, ensuring all applicants meet the deadline.

Online Sabbatical Submission

Please refer to the Sabbatical Application User Guide and the Sabbatical Submission Instruction Guide for additional details.

REVIEW CALENDAR

ACTION TIME LINE
Application Deadline October 16, 2017 by 5:00 PM
Committee Review Process November 2017
Administrative Process December 2017
Provost’s Office Process January 2018
Decision Letters to Applicants February 2018

If you have questions regarding Sabbaticals, please contact FAR at ext. 2125. or far@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
2012-13 Active full-time 1st year
2013-14 Active full-time 2nd year
2014-15 Active full-time 3rd year
2015-16 Active full-time 4th year
2016-17 Active full-time 5th year
2017-18 Active full-time 6th year -can apply during this year for leave in following year
2018-19 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
2011-12 Sabbatical or DIP Leave No Credit
2012-13 Active full-time 1st year
2013-14 Active full-time 2nd year
2014-15 Active full-time 3rd year – could apply during this year for DIP in following year
2015-16 Active full-time 4th year
2016-17 Active full-time 5th year
2017-18 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for DIP or Sabbatical
2018-19 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 2012 Sabbatical or DIP Leave No Credit
Spring 2013 Active full-time .5 year of service
2013-14 Active full-time 1.5 years
2014-15 Active full-time 2.5 years – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following year
Fall 2015 Active full-time 3 years – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following
semester or year
Spring 2016 Active full-time 3.5 years – Eligible for DIP
2016-17 Active full-time 4.5 years – Eligible for DIP
2017-18 Active full-time 5.5 years – could apply during this year for Sabbatical in Spring 2018
Fall 2018 Active full-time 6 years
Spring 2019 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 File Opens in new window or contact the FAR office. 

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2011-12 Active full-time 1st year
2012-13 Active full-time 2nd year
2013-14 Personal Leave of Absence No credit
2014-15 Active full-time 3rd year
2015-16 Active full-time 4th year
2016-17 Active full-time 5th year
2017-18 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for leave in following year
2018-19 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
2012-13 Active full-time 1st year
2013-14 Active full-time 2nd year
2014-15 Active full-time 3rd year
2015-16 Professional Leave of Absence 4th year
2016-17 Active full-time 5th year
2017-18 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for leave in following year
2018-19 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
2013-14 Active full-time Hired with 1 year service credit = 2nd year
2014-15 Active full-time 3rd year
2015-16 Active full-time 4th year
2016-17 Active full-time 5th year
2017-18 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for leave in following year
2018-19 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave