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Sabbatical Leave Policy

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Authority: CFA Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 27

Effective Date: April 18, 2019

Updated:

Index Cross-References: FS 18/19-91/FPC/EX

Policy File Number: ACA-0149

SABBATICAL LEAVE POLICY

Policy Statement:

The policy implements Article 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the Trustees of the California State University and the California Faculty Association, which governs sabbatical leaves. The policy provides clarification into the process of applicant and replaces the Academic Leaves With Pay Policy.

Who the Policy applies to: 

Faculty, Office of Faculty Advancement (OFA), College Dean/Appropriate Administrator, Faculty Senate Office, Sabbatical Leave Committee.

Why the Policy is necessary:

The Sabbatical Leaves policy implements Article 27 of the CBA between the Trustees of the California State University and the California Faculty Association, which governs sabbatical leaves. The policy provides clarification into the process of application and replaces the Academic Leaves With Pay Policy.

Responsibilities:

Office of Faculty Advancement (OFA): General administrative oversight of the sabbatical application processes.

College Dean/Appropriate Administrator:  Responsible for reviewing all sabbatical leave applications and sabbatical leave final reports from faculty to their respective colleges and making recommendations on each to the Provost.

Faculty Senate Office (FSO): Coordinates the election of the Sabbatical Leave Committee members and the Office of Record for the committee membership.

Sabbatical Leave Committee (SLC): Responsible for reviewing all sabbatical leave application and sabbatical leave final reports and making recommendations on each to the Provost.

President:  The President has final authority to approve or deny any sabbatical leave application and sabbatical leave final report.

Procedure:

Procedures are outlined in the policy.

SABBATICAL LEAVE POLICY

Preamble

California State University, Sacramento recognizes that sabbatical leaves promote professional development and renewal, advancement of disciplinary knowledge, attainment of additional competence in related or new fields of inquiry, and the production of impressive scholarly and creative works. The University benefits from revitalized faculty who bring new insights, vigor, and enthusiasm to their teaching assignments and scholarly pursuits as a result of sabbatical leaves.

1.0 Purpose

A sabbatical leave shall be for purposes that provide a benefit to the University, such as research, scholarly and creative activity, instructional improvement or faculty retraining, including study and/or travel in connection with any of the above. The purpose of this policy is to implement Article 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the Trustees of the California State University and the California Faculty Association, which governs sabbatical leaves. The policy of California State University, Sacramento conforms to and elucidates Article 27, but is not intended to replace or supersede it.

Sabbaticals are one type of academic leaves with pay available to eligible faculty. When considering an application for sabbatical leave, faculty may also wish to consider a Difference-in-Pay (DIP) leave. Eligible faculty may apply for a sabbatical leave and difference-in-pay leave at the same time, but may not take both leaves concurrently. 

2.0 Roles and Responsibilities

 2.1      Faculty Senate Office (FSO)

The Faculty Senate Office (FSO) shall be responsible for coordinating the election of the Sabbatical Leave Committee (SLC) members to fill vacancies in accordance with this policy and for maintaining the current list of committee members on its Web site.

2.2      Office of Faculty Advancement (OFA)

The Office of Faculty Advancement (OFA) shall have general administrative oversight of the sabbatical application process, including but not limited to establishing and announcing the calendar of deadlines, determining eligibility of applications, soliciting required Deans’/Appropriate Administrators’ recommendations, receiving sabbatical reports from faculty and issuing report reminders, liaising with the Provost, and general recordkeeping. The OFA shall also maintain an archive of past "most meritorious” sabbatical leave applications (with the consent of proposal authors) as a further resource for prospective applicants and shall develop appropriate procedures for access to the archive.

2.3      College Dean/Appropriate Administrator

College Deans/Appropriate Administrators (hereafter Dean(s)) shall be responsible for reviewing all sabbatical leave applications and sabbatical leave final reports from faculty in their respective colleges and making recommendations on each to the Provost. All recommendations from Deans shall be issued in accordance with the CBA and this policy (see 6.0-7.0 below), and after full consideration of departmental statements.

2.4      Sabbatical Leave Committee (SLC)

The Professional Leave Committee, on this campus called the Sabbatical Leave Committee (SLC), shall be responsible for reviewing all sabbatical leave applications and sabbatical leave final reports and making recommendations on each to the Provost. All recommendations from the SLC shall be issued in accordance with the CBA and this policy (see 6.0-7.0 below), and after full consideration of departmental statements and recommendations of college Deans. Each year the SLC shall also offer a sabbatical application workshop for the benefit of prospective applicants.

 2.4.1   General Composition of the Committee

The SLC shall be a University Committee composed of eight (8) elected, tenured faculty members, one from each college (excluding the College of Continuing Education) and the University Library, serving staggered three-year terms. The SLC shall be elected by probationary and tenured faculty unit employees of each college/university library.

2.4.2   Election of Committee Members

Each year the committee shall elect a chair, who will serve for one year. Faculty applying for sabbatical leaves shall be ineligible for election to the SLC. Faculty previously elected to membership on the SLC who apply for sabbatical leaves shall become ineligible to serve during the year in which their application is to be considered and shall be replaced for the remainder of their term by an appropriate pro tempore election.

2.4.3   Vacancies

In the event of vacancies, absences, or resignations from the committee, the SLC may conduct business with a quorum of no less than five (5) members. If, at any time, the membership of the SLC drops below five (5) members, the FSO will coordinate with the appropriate College/University Library to conduct elections to fill all the vacant seats. SLC business shall resume as soon as a minimum of five (5) members has been elected. 

2.5      President

The President has final authority to approve or deny any sabbatical leave application and sabbatical leave final report. On this campus, the Provost, as the designee of the President, acts as the decision-making authority regarding sabbaticals. All sabbatical leave application and sabbatical leave final report approvals and denials shall be issued in writing in accordance with the CBA and this policy, and after full consideration of departmental statements, recommendations of college Deans, recommendations of the SLC, and applicant responses as applicable. 

3.0 General Provisions

 3.1      Allocation of Sabbatical Leaves

The University shall grant no fewer one-semester sabbatical leaves (or equivalent months off for 12-month faculty employees) than twelve percent (12%) of the total number of campus faculty unit employees eligible to apply for a one-semester leave. Two-semester sabbatical leaves (or equivalent months off for 12-month faculty employees) are apart from and in addition to this 12% minimum, and shall be granted to all eligible faculty whose applications meet the established requirements outlined in 5.0-6.4 below.

 3.1.1               Deferrals

If a sabbatical leave is denied based on factors other than the merit of the proposal as identified in 4.2.1 below, and such denial results in fewer sabbaticals being awarded than 12% of eligible faculty as defined in 3.1 above, upon request of the faculty unit employee, the sabbatical leave shall be deferred until the following academic year, at which point the leave, if the underlying conditions supporting the proposal remain in effect, shall be granted. If a sabbatical leave was denied in the immediate year prior due to the factors identified in section 4.2.1, an application for a sabbatical submitted for the following academic year shall not be denied based on these factors.

A sabbatical leave may be deferred if required due to protected leave or other rare circumstances.

3.1.2               Withdrawals

If a faculty member granted a sabbatical leave withdraws the request before actually taking the leave, the additional leaves available shall be granted in continuing rank order from the list of recommendations of the SLC. Should a withdrawal occur with insufficient notice for the next rank-order faculty member feasibly to take his/her sabbatical leave, the sabbatical leave shall be deferred until the following academic year.

3.1.3               Modifications

Prior to the start of the leave, a request to reschedule a one-semester sabbatical from fall to spring semester, or vice versa, shall require the recommendations of the department chair, Dean, and the SLC, and the approval of the Provost. This provision presumes no change to the substance of the sabbatical project/activity.

Prior to the start of the leave, the alteration of a sabbatical project/activity or the conversion of a two-semester sabbatical leave to a one-semester leave shall require that an amended written proposal be submitted to the OFA for review and approval according to the procedures outlined in 4.2-4.6 below. Should these changes not meet with the approval of the Provost, the leave shall be rescinded/denied.

During the leave period, the substantive alteration of a sabbatical project/activity not owing to circumstances covered in 3.3.1 below shall require that an amended written proposal be submitted to the OFA for review and approval according to the procedures outlined in 4.2-4.6 below prior to implementation of the alteration(s). Should these changes not meet with the approval of the Provost, the faculty member will be responsible for pursuing the original project/activity.

3.2      Period of Sabbatical Leaves

The CBA allows for two lengths of sabbatical leaves at semester campuses: one (1) semester at full salary or two (2) semesters at ½ of full salary; for librarians, 12-month faculty employees, or 12-month counselor faculty unit employees, the terms of the leave shall be four (4) months at full salary or eight (8) months at ½ of full salary.

       3.2.1               Department Chair Classification

Faculty employees serving as department chairs (class codes 2481, 2482) shall be assigned to the equivalent 12-month or academic year instructional faculty classification (e.g., 2360, 2361) for the duration of the sabbatical, and will not receive the department chair stipend while on sabbatical leave.   

3.2.2               Split Time Base Appointment

Faculty employees who occupy a split time base appointment with both academic year and 12-month components should consult CBA 27.14 and the OFA for further information about rules governing selection of a time base while on sabbatical.

A sabbatical leave of two (2) semesters may be implemented within a two (2) consecutive year period, subject to the recommendations of the SLC and the appropriate administrator and the approval of the President.

The start date of a sabbatical leave for a 12-month faculty employee with instructional responsibilities shall coincide with the start date of the appropriate academic term. For the purpose of this policy, instructional responsibilities are defined as applying to semester-length, credit-bearing courses.

A faculty member on a sabbatical shall not return to full-time status prior to the expiration of the leave period without prior written approval of the Provost. The Provost shall forward to the OFA and the SLC any such approvals granted for a faculty member on sabbatical.

3.3      Work Assignment of Faculty on Sabbatical Leave

While on sabbatical, a faculty member is expected to pursue his/her project/activity fully and may not engage in regular job responsibilities including teaching, advising, committee work, and/or other service without the written approval of the Provost. The Provost shall forward to the OFA and the SLC any such approvals granted for a faculty member on sabbatical.

3.3.1               Emergencies

Faculty on sabbatical leave who experience a personal, family, or medical emergency that requires sabbatical activities to be discontinued must inform the OFA immediately or as soon as possible. The OFA will change the faculty member’s work status to the appropriate leave status and will arrange for the resumption of the sabbatical leave in consultation with the Dean of the affected college.

3.4      Conditions of Sabbatical Leave

3.4.1               General

If a sabbatical leave is granted, written notification to the faculty member from the Provost shall include any conditions of such a leave. A copy of this communication shall be provided to the affected department, the Dean, the OFA, and the SLC.

A faculty unit employee on sabbatical leave shall be considered in work status and shall receive health, dental, and appropriate fringe benefits provided by the CSU in the same manner as if s/he were not on sabbatical leave.

A faculty unit employee on sabbatical leave shall be entitled to accrue sick leave, vacation, and service credit toward service salary increase eligibility, eligibility toward promotion, if applicable, and seniority.

3.4.2     Additional/Outside Employment

A faculty unit employee on sabbatical leave shall not accept additional and/or outside employment without prior approval of the Provost. Acceptance of a Fulbright or similar grant or fellowship or payment of travel expenses connected with a sabbatical leave are excluded from this provision, but these must be disclosed in the sabbatical leave application and report.

Any request to engage in additional/outside employment, however, must be clearly stated in the sabbatical leave application submitted and must be approved in advance. The burden of proof shall be on the individual in any such exceptional circumstance to demonstrate the worth of such employment. Such employment shall be minimal and purely incidental and subject to prior approval of the Provost. The Provost shall forward to the OFA and the SLC any such approvals granted for a faculty member on sabbatical.

 3.4.3               Post-Sabbatical Service

A faculty unit employee shall render service to the CSU upon return from a sabbatical leave at the rate of one (1) term of service for each term of leave.

Final approval of a sabbatical leave shall not be granted until the applicant has filed with the President a suitable bond or an accepted statement of assets (not including PERS holdings) and/or a promissory note that is individually or collectively at least equal to the amount of salary paid during the leave. The guarantee posted shall indemnify the State of California against loss in the event the employee fails to render the required service in the CSU following return of the employee from the sabbatical leave. The guarantee posted shall immediately be canceled in full upon completion of required service or upon waiver of that service by mutual agreement of the faculty member and the CSU.

 3.5      Conflict of Interest

The applicable standards for a conflict of interest shall be defined in Presidential Memorandum (PM) FSA 94-02, "Statement on Faculty Responsibilities and Professional Ethics,” a link to which appears in 8.0 below. If a member of the SLC is aware, or reasonably should be aware, of any conflict of interest with any sabbatical leave applicant, that committee member must communicate the perceived conflict, and the basis therefor, in writing to the chair of the SLC, or, if the conflict involves the chair, to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs to determine the necessity of the committee member’s recusal from deliberations involving the sabbatical leave application in question.

If an applicant is aware, or reasonably should be aware, of any conflict of interest with any member of the SLC, that applicant must communicate the perceived conflict, and the basis therefor, in writing to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs prior to submitting his/her sabbatical application; otherwise, any such objection shall be waived. The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs shall conduct a hearing to determine the necessity of the committee member’s recusal from deliberations involving the sabbatical leave application in question.

4.0 Sabbatical Application Process

 4.1      Eligibility for Sabbatical Leave

4.1.1               General

A faculty member shall be eligible for a sabbatical leave if s/he has served as a full-time faculty member on this campus for six (6) years in the preceding seven (7) year period prior to the leave and at least six (6) years after any previous sabbatical leave or difference-in-pay leave and has satisfied the obligation in CBA 27.19 and 27.20.

Credit granted towards the completion of the probationary period for service elsewhere shall also apply towards fulfilling the eligibility requirements for a sabbatical leave.

Any probationary period year in which the “clock is stopped” for any reason specified in CBA 13.7–13.8 shall not count towards sabbatical eligibility.

Tenure is not a requirement for sabbatical leave, and therefore full-time lecturers and probationary faculty meeting the above requirements are also eligible. In the case of full-time lecturers, sabbatical leaves shall occur within the period of employment specified in their appointment letters.

A leave of absence without pay or service in an academic administrative appointment excluded from the bargaining unit shall not constitute a break in service for eligibility requirements, nor shall it fulfill the obligation in CBA 27.20.

Pursuant to CBA 22.25, up to one (1) year of a professional leave of absence without pay may be counted as service for sabbatical leave. The faculty employee’s department or college shall certify that the activity engaged in during the leave without pay was of sufficient worth and relevance to one’s service as a faculty member. Upon certification, the unit may request that the leave count as service. The request shall be granted upon endorsement by the college Dean and approval by the Provost. Leaves counted as service toward either tenure or a salary increment shall automatically count as service for a sabbatical leave.

 4.1.2               Satisfactory Final Report

A full-time faculty member who was previously awarded a sabbatical leave must have a signed, approved sabbatical leave final report on file in the OFA in order to be eligible for subsequent sabbatical leaves. Final reports confirm that significant progress was made toward completion of the proposed project/activity, or that legitimate reasons exist for modification of the original aims.

4.2      Application for Sabbatical Leave

An eligible faculty member shall submit his/her sabbatical leave application to the OFA by the posted deadline and according to current guidelines on its Web site. The application shall include a statement of the purpose of the sabbatical, a description of the proposed project/activity and the CSU resources, if any, necessary to carry it out, and a statement of the time requested, which shall not exceed one (1) year. Proposals that are contingent on external factors should include a contingency plan as part of a sabbatical leave application in accordance with the guidelines posted on the OFA Web site. The purpose of a contingency plan is to enable the faculty member to undertake alternative or substitute activities to his/her proposal or part(s) thereof when uncertainty exists as to whether it/they can be achieved due to such factors.

4.2.1   Departmental Review of Application

An eligible faculty member shall solicit from his/her department chair a statement, prepared in consultation with members of the department, on the sabbatical application. Pursuant to the CBA, such departmental review of sabbatical leave applications shall be limited to providing a statement as to the possible effect on the curriculum and the operation of the department should the faculty member be granted a sabbatical leave. If the department chair is an applicant for a sabbatical leave, the statement shall be prepared by an Associate Dean of the college in consultation with members of the department. The eligible faculty member shall submit this statement to OFA along with his/her other sabbatical application materials.

4.3      Eligibility Review

The OFA shall review sabbatical leave applications received for eligibility. Ineligible faculty shall be notified along with the reasons for ineligibility in writing. Eligible applications shall be processed according to OFA procedures and made available for the different levels of review outlined below.

4.4      Dean’s Review of Application

The OFA shall make available a copy of each sabbatical leave application of an eligible faculty member and departmental statement to the appropriate Dean. The appropriate Dean shall review each sabbatical leave application and departmental statement and shall submit his/her recommendations to approve or deny, applying to each application the criteria and ranking described in 5.0-6.4 below, to the OFA by the deadline indicated on the OFA’s sabbatical calendar.

 4.4.1               Joint/Split Appointments

For faculty who hold joint or split appointments between multiple departments, each department and affected Dean shall prepare a statement and recommendation, respectively, as per 4.2.1 - 4.4 above.

4.4.2               Applicant Response to Dean’s Recommendation

In accordance with the OFA calendar, a copy of the departmental statement and Dean’s recommendation shall be provided to the applicant, who has five (5) business days to respond.

4.5      SLC Review of Application

The OFA shall make available a copy of each sabbatical leave application, departmental statement, Dean’s recommendation, and applicant response (if any) of an eligible faculty member to the SLC for its review. The SLC shall submit its recommendations to approve or deny the sabbatical application, applying the criteria and ranking described in 5.0-6.4 below to each application, to the OFA by the deadline indicated on the OFA’s sabbatical calendar.

4.5.1               Applicant Response to SLC’s Recommendation

In accordance with the OFA calendar, a copy of the SLC’s recommendation shall be provided to the applicant, who has five (5) business days to respond.

4.6      Provost Review and Notification

The Provost shall review all applications, departmental statements, Deans’ recommendations, the SLC’s recommendations, and all applicant responses and issue final decisions in writing. Such decisions shall be sent promptly to each applicant, respective Dean, and the SLC. For all approved sabbatical leave applications, the respective Dean shall notify the appropriate department chair of the approved applications. These actions shall occur by the deadlines indicated on the OFA’s sabbatical calendar.

5.0      Evaluative Criteria

All sabbatical leave applications shall be evaluated according to merit and programmatic needs as articulated in this policy. The quality of the sabbatical leave application shall be assessed by considering the appropriateness of the substance of each application, the ensuing benefits, and the practicability of the proposal. These criteria are described as follows: 

5.1      Appropriateness

Appropriate sabbatical leave projects/activities may include the following categories; this list implies no ranking of relative worth among the categories. Each proposal shall be evaluated on the basis of standards relevant to its character. Implicit in each of the following categories is the standard that the project/activity is of a sufficient scope or nature that it cannot be undertaken during normal workload assignment.

A. A course of study leading to increased mastery of the applicant's own field, or the development of an additional area of specialization within his/her field, or the development of a new field of specialization;
B. A plan for professionally beneficial travel, which will enable the applicant further to develop his/her knowledge, skill, or expertise in a discipline or area of specialization within a discipline;
C. Professional development project/activity;
D. Pursuit of a scholarly, research, or creative project/activity;
E. Study or experience designed to improve curricula or teaching effectiveness; and/or;
F. Study or experience designed to improve professional practice.

Proposals intended solely to advance an eligible faculty employee’s candidacy for a degree, including a terminal degree, shall not be sufficient to meet the appropriateness criterion.

5.2      Benefit

Sabbatical leave projects/activities should demonstrate clear promise of producing results beneficial to students, to the development of the profession or a discipline within the profession, to the University, and/or to the faculty member as a teacher, scholar, or professional practitioner.

       5.3      Practicability

Sabbatical leave projects/activities shall also be evaluated to determine whether objectives are both clearly defined and realistically achievable, as evidenced by the applicant’s background relative to the proposed project/activity, preparatory work undertaken or in planning, timelines for the completion of the project/activity, etc.

5.3.1               Human Subjects Research

Sabbatical leave projects/activities that involve or may involve human subjects research must be reviewed by the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval or exemption prior to the start of the requested sabbatical leave. For such proposals, the status of IRB review at the time of sabbatical leave application shall be a factor in evaluating the practicability of a proposal. See 8.0 below for a link to the university’s IRB Web site.

5.3.2               Animal Care and Use

Sabbatical leave projects/activities that involve or may involve animal care and use must be reviewed by the university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for approval or exemption prior to the start of the requested sabbatical leave. For such proposals, the status of IACUC review at the time of sabbatical leave application shall be a factor in evaluating the practicability of a proposal. See 8.0 below for a link to the university’s IACUC Web site.

6.0 Rankings

 

After reviewing all sabbatical leave applications against the specified criteria in 5.0-5.3.1 above, the SLC shall assign the proposed projects into three categories as follows: 

          6.1      Most Meritorious

This category is reserved for those projects/activities judged to be among the best applications submitted, which, by virtue of some feature or features of extraordinary value or promise, warrant that the applications be recommended for approval regardless of accrued service, as defined in 6.2 below. Unusual promise may be manifested in such features as the perceived value of the project to the discipline and to the University; its academic substance; the thoroughness, specificity, clarity and persuasiveness with which it is defined and elaborated into practicable tasks; its timeliness; etc.

The SLC shall designate as "most meritorious" no more than 25% of the number of awards that the university is contractually bound to make in a given year according to CBA 27.8. The SLC shall rank any applications in this first category ahead of those in the second category.

6.2      Meritorious

Projects/activities are designated as meritorious and recommended for approval when they demonstrate some or many of the features of the most meritorious category, but are judged to be secondary to the most meritorious proposals in value, substance, significance, or narrative quality.

Applications in the second category shall be ranked in descending order of accrued service since the establishment of initial or subsequent eligibility for sabbatical leave. Accrued service is defined as years of service in whole numbers at or beyond the six-year threshold, as per 4.1.1 above, at the start of the academic year of the requested sabbatical leave period. Thus, those with the most years of accrued service beyond the six-year minimum shall be ranked at the top of the meritorious list down to those with the fewest years of accrued service.

In the event of a tie in years of accrued service for the last available sabbatical leave(s), years of full-time service at California State University, Sacramento shall be used to break the tie. If this too results in a tie, the names of faculty shall be drawn at random to determine who makes the list. The proposals of those faculty who do not make the list as a result of a tie-breaker are still deemed meritorious and recommended for approval, but the decision whether to fund those additional sabbatical leaves shall rest with the Provost. Those faculty who do not make the list and are not approved for funding by the Provost are not automatically considered or recommended for sabbatical leave for the following or future years; they must re-apply and be judged among that year’s group of applications.

6.3      Non-Meritorious

Projects/activities are designated as non-meritorious when any or all of the following conditions apply: they are not appropriate according to the criteria in 5.1 above; their benefits, if realized, are dubious or too limited; they are impracticable; they are deemed to lack merit in terms of value, substance, and/or significance; they are poorly conceived and/or articulated; they are not demonstrated to rise above normal workload. Contingency plans shall not be given separate consideration when the primary proposed projects/activities are deemed non-meritorious.

6.4      Recommendations

The SLC shall forward to the Provost a recommendation for approval of all applications in the first category and then of all applications in the second (ranked) category. The SLC shall further provide a written statement of the reasons for judging a given application to be non-meritorious.

7.0      Final Report

A sabbatical leave final report describing accomplishments during the leave and/or modifications of original aims shall be submitted by the faculty member to the OFA no later than the last day of the semester of return from a sabbatical leave (excluding summer). The OFA shall indicate on its sabbatical calendar the due dates of returning faculty members’ sabbatical reports and shall also issue a one-time reminder to faculty members of the due dates for their reports. The SLC will review reports in accordance with the OFA sabbatical calendar and recommend, in writing, that each report be designated under one of the following categories:

A. Satisfactory and Timely
B. Incomplete and Timely
C. Unsatisfactory and Timely
D. Satisfactory and Untimely
E. Incomplete and Untimely
F. Unsatisfactory and Untimely

The SLC shall explain its recommendation and propose a timeline when it deems that steps are required either to complete the report or to raise the report to a satisfactory rating. The SLC shall submit its recommendation to the Provost, who shall review the SLC’s recommendation and make a final decision on the status of the report according to categories A-F above. When applicable, the Provost shall indicate the steps necessary either to complete the report or to raise the report to a satisfactory rating and the required timeline for doing so. 

A signed, approved sabbatical leave final report must be on file in the OFA in order for a faculty member to be eligible for subsequent sabbatical leaves. Failure to submit a final sabbatical leave report by the due date and/or failure to meet the prescribed timeline to complete the report or bring it to a satisfactory rating shall adversely affect the faculty member’s next application for a sabbatical leave. The final report shall be placed in the faculty member’s PAF pursuant to CBA 11.3. 

8.0 Related Links


CBA Article 27: 
https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/faculty-staff/labor-and-employee-relations/Documents/unit3-cfa/article27.pdf

Difference-in-Pay Policy:                                                                                      

Institutional Review Board Web site: 
https://www.csus.edu/research/irb/                                             

9.0      History         

Recommendation of Senate  03/14/2019

Approved by President  04/18/2019

Mandatory Review Date  MM/MM/YYY