The purpose of a sabbatical leave is to promote research. Sabbatical leaves are usually devoted exclusively to carrying out a research project, but may also consist of a course of study designed to learn new research skills essential for future projects. Any teaching or other paid professional activity during the period of the sabbatical leave must be approved by the Provost in advance of the activity. Approval will be based on whether the activity complements the approved sabbatical project.

Leave requests are managed by each individual school. Faculty should request periods of leave in writing through their Chair, Dean and Provost. Please contact Lesley Sebastian, Acting Director of Faculty Affairs or your respective chair or dean if you have specific questions about types of leave available to faculty.