ERIC Number: ED217956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-12
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Alternative Sabbatical Leave Policy.
Holleman, John J.
A study was conducted at Vista College to compare the sabbatical leave policy of the Peralta Community College District with those of other districts and to develop alternative policies that would permit a greater number of faculty to obtain sabbatical leaves. Policy statements were received from nine of the twelve districts surveyed, and comparisons were made on the basis of years of service required, length of leave granted, compensation, and the number of sabbatical leaves granted per year. The study revealed that: (1) the policies of the Peralta District were comparable to other districts studied; (2) none of the districts had policies that differed from a flat amount set aside or a percentage of budgeted salaries; (3) compensation ranged from 50% to 100% of the instructor's annual salary; and (4) all colleges surveyed required six or seven years of service prior to sabbatical leave being granted. On the basis of the findings, an alternative sabbatical leave policy was developed for Vista College, which would use a percentage, not to exceed 66%, of the faculty member's contract salary as the sabbatical salary. The proposed policy will permit a greater number of faculty to receive sabbaticals, but will not result in a budget increase. The appendix includes the new sabbatical leave policy. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Vista College CA
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.