ERIC Number: ED215611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Sabbatical and Research Leaves in Colleges and Universities.
Andersen, Charles J.; Atelsek, Frank J.
Information on the size of the full-time humanities faculty, the proportion of that faculty who took sabbaticals or leaves without pay in recent years, and some of the policies and practices associated with sabbaticals was elicited by a survey of Higher Education Panel members. Usable responses were obtained from 546 colleges and universities, and data from responding institutions were statistically adjusted to represent the eligible national population of higher education institutions with full-time humanities faculty. In academic year 1979-80, 83,500 full-time faculty members taught in the humanities in the nation's institutions. Findings include the following: the sabbaticals awarded in 1979-80 numbered just over 5,300, approximately three percent fewer than those awarded two years earlier; 6 to 6.6 percent of the full-time humanities faculty took sabbaticals during the three-year period; leaves without pay were granted to about half as many humanities faculty members as were sabbaticals; full-year awards accounted for slightly more than one-quarter of all the sabbaticals awarded to humanities faculty in 1979-80; full-year awards accounted for more than half of the leaves without pay granted humanities faculty in the same year; nearly all universities, 84 percent of four-year colleges, and 60 percent of the two-year colleges offered sabbaticals as of winter 1981; nearly half of the institutions that offered sabbaticals awarded them competitively; full-time tenured faculty were eligible for sabbaticals at nearly all of the institutions awarding sabbaticals; administrative staff were eligible at about two-fifths of the institutions, and full-time nontenured faculty could receive them at 38 percent of the institutions. The questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Eligibility, Faculty Development, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Humanities, Leaves of Absence, Personnel Policy, Questionnaires, Sabbatical Leaves, Salaries, Teacher Employment Benefits, Trend Analysis
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.