Sabbatical Leaves

UPS 260.102PDF File Opens in new window as well as  Article 27PDF File Opens in new window  of the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement govern the granting of Sabbatical leaves to eligible faculty. It is recommended that eligible candidates review both thoroughly prior to submitting an application.  The eligibility list for the upcoming application cycle will be available by September 15.

A sabbatical leave shall be for the purpose of individual professional development that provides a benefit to the CSU, such as research, scholarly or creative activity, instructional improvement, or faculty retraining.

In order to be considered for a sabbatical leave, eligible faculty must submit the Sabbatical Leave Application, Narrative, and CV.  The due date for applications is 5pm October 15th  (or 5pm next business day if October 15 falls on a weekend) .  Applications will be submitted through an online application process.

Potential applicants may request to view sample applications of last cycle's awardees.  Please email

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


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  • 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 17, 2022 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.

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


Application Deadline October 15 by 5:00 PM (or 5pm next business day if Oct 15 falls on a weekend)
Committee Review Process November 
Administrative Process December 
Provost’s Office Process January 
Decision Letters to Applicants February 

If you have questions regarding Sabbaticals, please contact FAR at ext. 2125. or


Eligibility Requirements 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 served full-time for six years in the preceding seven year period prior to taking their first sabbatical or DIP leave. Thereafter, faculty must have full-time service for 3 years prior to taking a subsequent DIP leave or 6 years prior to taking a subsequent sabbatical leave.  Please contact FAR with questions about eligibility.