The annual performance evaluation process for faculty, as described in section 3.7.10, continues to occur during periods when a faculty member is on sabbatical. If a faculty member has been on sabbatical during the period being evaluated, the faculty member should include the work done on sabbatical in his or her annual report. The Chair should include this activity in the appraisal of the faculty member.
The annual salary adjustment process will take this performance evaluation into account in the same manner as all other evaluations are considered.
The recipient of a sabbatical leave must:
- Make every reasonable effort to fulfill the terms of the College sabbatical.
- Return to the College for a minimum of one year following the completion of the sabbatical.
- Submit a report on the sabbatical to the Department Chair, appropriate Dean, and Provost within a month after the completion of the sabbatical period.
- Ensure that all publications and other materials related to and produced as a result of the sabbatical support include an acknowledgement to the College.
It is common practice to hold an exhibition of work produced by studio faculty during their sabbaticals. However, this is not a guaranteed opportunity and is subject to the availability of either Center Galleries or the Valade Family Gallery. Regardless of whether CCS exhibits studio or non-studio sabbatical work on campus, faculty who have had sabbaticals have a responsibility to share the results of the sabbaticals with the CCS community. They also are encouraged to seek opportunities, both locally and nationally, to display, present, or publish their work.
There are two types of sabbatical leaves. The one-semester leave provides for full pay and benefits for one semester and is available for either the fall or winter semester. The two-semester leave provides full benefits with 70% of base pay. Two- semester sabbaticals must be taken in the same academic year. Faculty development funding is not generally available to faculty who have been approved for sabbatical leave.
A full-time faculty member applying for sabbatical leave must have at least the rank of Assistant Professor and have completed six (6) years of full-time service at CCS. Leave of absence time is not counted in the total. Faculty members who have had a sabbatical leave become eligible for a new leave six years after the completion of the previous sabbatical. Faculty members who applied for but did not receive a sabbatical may re-apply the following year.
The purpose of the CCS sabbatical leave program is to enable a full-time faculty member to pursue scholarly and/or professional creative development with a degree of concentration and freedom not normally possible while teaching a full-time schedule.
Such a program is highly beneficial both to the College and to the individual, for it encourages exploration and productivity which the faculty member brings back to his or her program and to the College at large.