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Sabbatical Leave Calendar 2016


April 27 Provost Office Open Meeting on Sabbatical Leave: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:00 p.m., Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union
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
September 1 Deadline for non-departmental endorsement submissions directly to the Provost Office is Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 5:00pm.
Sept 12

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

Sept 23          Sabbatical leave applications due in HRD’s office
Sept 26            Sabbatical Leave Committee begins review of sabbatical files
Oct 17           Sabbatical Leave Committee report due to Dean
Nov 1, 5:00pm

Applications for sabbatical leave should reach the Office of the Provost no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., for sabbatical leaves during the 2017-2018 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 1 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.


LCPT Members

Tami Albin, albin@ku.edu

Sarah Goodwin Thiel, sgthiel@ku.edu

Vicki Doll, vdoll@ku.edu

Fran Devlin, fadevlin@ku.edu

Scott McEathron, macmap68@ku.edu

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