ERIC Number: ED101769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
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Aspects of Existing Sabbatical Leave Policy Within California Community Colleges.
Jorgensen, Vern F.
This study was conducted to determine some aspects of the Sabbatical Leave Policy at a random sample of 23 California community colleges in order to compare the results to the policy at Southwestern Community College (SCC). Following a brief survey of research literature and a review of the sabbatical leave provisions of the California Education Code, findings are reported in tabular and narrative form. Results indicate that most institutions allow sabbatical leaves to 4 or 5% of their full-time faculty each year. Faculty are compensated at half pay for two semesters or full pay for one semester at 39% of the colleges; 22% grant 75-80% of full pay for a one semester leave and 60-75% for a two semester leave. All colleges surveyed indicated a minimum of six years of service before an instructor is eligible for a sabbatical; 59 percent indicated a minimum of seven years. Advanced study, travel, and/or research were identified by all respondents as legitimate purposes for granting sabbatical leaves; only two identified work experience as a legitimate purpose. 48 percent of the colleges have an established committee structure for sabbatical leave determination. Appendices include a copy of the present SCC sabbatical leave policy, a rough draft of Academic Senate's Proposed Resolution on Sabbatical Leave, and a copy of the survey instrument. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California