ERIC Number: ED072754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Sabbatical Leaves in Higher Education.
Eberle, August W.; Thompson, Robert E.
This document presents a status report of various sabbatical leave policies and plans at 386 higher education institutions across the U.S. The report provides information that can serve as a guide for institutions that do not presently provide sabbatical leaves of absence or that can be compared with existing sabbatical leave plans. It was found that: (1) approximately two thirds of all respondents grant sabbatical leaves; (2) administrators are more likely to be eligible for sabbatical leaves in public institutions than in nonpublic ones; (3) tenure is a required condition to receive sabbatical leaves in about 60% of the institutions; (4) about 3 out of 5 senior level institutions indicated that professorial ranks are the only ranks eligible; (5) an average of slightly more than 6 years of service is required before a sabbatical leave may be taken; and (6) sabbatical leaves are considered a significant facet of the professional growth of faculty members and administrators. (HS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Leaves of Absence, Professional Education, Professors, Sabbatical Leaves, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Welfare
Student Association for Higher Education, Education 319, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47041 ($1.00 prepaid)
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Authoring Institution: Student Association of Higher Education, Bloomington, IN.