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 2023 semester are due 2/14/23 and 7/14/23 for the Spring 2024 semester.

CAL Sabbatical Request Policy

Please submit the sabbatical via the EBS system.

Checklist for Sabbatical Requests 

Sabbatical Request Form

Please submit the checklist with the sabbatical requests via the EBS system. 

MSU Human Resources Sabbatical Leaves of Absence 

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.