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SABBATICAL OVERVIEW Updated August 18, 2014
Who is Eligible?
Professional Development leave, with pay, may be granted to regular faculty members for the purpose of carrying out an approved program which will benefit the District, students, the college and the faculty member. The faculty member must have completed at least six (6) consecutive years of regular faculty service preceding the granting of the leave.
How many Sabbaticals will be awarded in upcoming semesters?
There are 3 sabbaticals available for all 4 colleges (not each college) each semester of the contract, for a total of 9 semester-long sabbaticals. Thus, because of the difference in FTE, the colleges have split the sabbaticals like this:
|Spring 2014||Laney||(BCC postponed)||(CoA postponed)|
How do I learn more?
This email was sent out to BCC-FAS Monday, August 18, 2014:
On behalf of the BCC Professional Development Committee, I’d like to invite all tenured faculty to attend one of the 2 scheduled Sabbatical Information Sessions coming up in the TLC, room 341, if you are interested in applying for the sabbatical leave BCC will have next spring.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:30-1 pm
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 1:30 -2 pm (immediately after Academic Senate)
Your attendance at the workshops is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the process, but is not a requirement for applying; all materials are available online at the Professional Development website, and I can meet individually with anyone who cannot attend one of the workshops.
What is the timeline for Spring 2015 applicants?
As of this update, the District has not released the official timeline. However, based on the dates from last fall, here is the expected timeline:
|by September 7, 2014||College Professional Development Chairs will hold informational sessions|
|by September 29, 2014 (Monday)||Applications submitted to the College Professional Development Committee|
|by October 14, 2014
|Review of applications by the College Professional Development Committee members and decision announced|
|by October 17, 2014
|Notification sent to the District Staff Development office, and Vice President of Educational Services office|
Who selects the candidates, and how?
3 administrators and 3 faculty from the Professional Development Committee use a 2-step scoring process. Ties are broken by seniority. Please see the enclosed ranking forms 1 and 2.
What should I include in my application?
- The application form
- A detailed proposal of what you intend to do (there isn’t a form for this – you can just write a letter to the committee)
- Any relevant supporting materials (for example, if appropriate: letters of acceptance, a letter of support from your department chair, course of study brochures, abstract for a research project, etc.)
You can submit electronically to email@example.com or place in my faculty mailbox in the 1st floor mailroom, up until 5 pm on Monday, September 29, 2014. Keep copies, and I will confirm receipt by email.