CAL Sabbatical Application Information
In the College of Arts & Letters sabbaticals are intended to advance faculty excellence in scholarship and creative activities. As stated in the “Sabbatical Leave Implementation Information” document on the MSU HR website, implementation of MSU’s sabbatical leave policy must proceed in ways which both advance University excellence and make effective use of scarce resources, especially in times of University budgetary stringency.
Reminder sabbatical requests for the Fall 2021 semester are due 2/14/21 and 7/14/21 for the Spring 2022 semester.
Please submit the sabbatical via the EBS system.
Please submit the checklist with the sabbatical requests via the EBS system.
Policy located in the Human Resources Faculty Handbook.
When processing a request for a sabbatical leave, please do a leave return at the same time. It is up to the department to track the request through EBS and let the faculty know when it has been approved by the Provost’s Office.
Sabbatical Leave Report
Within thirty days following the conclusion of a sabbatical leave, a sabbatical leave report, not to exceed one page in length, must be submitted to the department chairperson/school director. The report should include an assessment and evaluation of the leave accomplishments in relation to the sabbatical leave plan. Departments/schools should retain a copy of the sabbatical leave report in applicable files.
In addition, the College requires the following: A follow-up sabbatical report to be completed not more than one-year after the end of the sabbatical that updates the first report and contains specific information about outcomes should be submitted and retained by the department, with a copy to the College.