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ERIC Number: ED519295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Sabbaticals: Effective Practices for Proposals, Implementation and Follow-Up
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
In 2007, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted the paper "Sabbaticals: Benefiting Faculty, The Institution, and Students." Based in part on survey results, it reiterated the fundamental value of the sabbatical leave concept, but uncovered wide disparities in implementation among California's community colleges. This paper proceeds from the assumption that sabbatical leave is crucial to the academic well-being of any institution, and then examines the three main procedural components of an effective leave policy: application and approval, actual leave activities, and final reporting and dissemination. Suggestions are made for how local academic senates can ensure that all three components function effectively together to encourage wide participation and produce a vibrant sabbatical leave program. This will greatly benefit the wider college family of students, faculty, institution and community. Appendices include: (1) Education Code Language Regarding Sabbaticals; (2) Application Form (Los Angeles District); (3) Application Cover Sheet (Diablo Valley College); (4) Application Cover Sheet (Mission West Valley District); (5) Scoring Rubric (Diablo Valley College); and (6) Load-AFT Contract, Article 25.0 (Los Angeles District). A bibliography is included. (Contains 2 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: California