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Sabbatical Leave Calendar 2015

Early submissions are encouraged.


April 28 Open Meeting on Sabbatical Leave. Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union, 4:00pm.
June -Aug        Librarians who are considering applying for sabbatical leave are encouraged to talk with supervisors who will discuss this with AD and Dean and then be able to offer advice about the process, etc
Sept 11

Candidates for Sabbatical application should notify HR by noon regarding intent to apply for sabbatical.

Sept 21           Sabbatical leave applications due in HRD’s office
Sept 25            Sabbatical Leave Committee begins review of sabbatical files
Oct 19           Sabbatical Leave Committee report due to Dean
Nov 2

Applications for sabbatical leave should reach the Office of the Provost no later than Monday, November 2, 2015, at 5 p.m., for sabbatical leaves during the 2016-2017 academic year. The individual schools, college, or divisions will establish specific earlier dates for submitting applications to allow for peer review, evaluation and endorsement before the November 2 deadline


Here are some helpful tips for a successful sabbatical application from Sabbatical Committee member, Chuck Marsh:

  • Make sure it’s 5 pages double-spaced (not single spaced).
  • Letters of invitation from other Universities help.  (Especially if they say “We have a work area for you, access to copy machine, etc.”)
  • It’s great if you have an actual book proposal that will come from this research (or already have a letter of interest from a Publisher).
  • Avoid jargon.  Use everyday language that someone not within your department could understand.
  • Look for the sweet spot.  Don’t be too ambitious “I’m going to publish a book within 6 months”, but do be ambitious enough -- but also realistic about what you can accomplish in a given timeframe.
  • Communicate with your own academic unit, so that they’re aware you are applying.  Can they cover your work load?  You should verify this before applying.
  • Describe how this particular sabbatical will benefit:  your Department, your School and the University as a whole.  Show them the connections.


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