ERIC Number: ED544008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Sabbatical Leave in American Higher Education: Origin, Early History, and Current Practices. Bulletin, 1962, No. 17. OE-53016
Eells, Walter Crosby; Hollis, Ernest V.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Granting sabbatical leave as a stimulus to scholarly growth and as a broadening of outlook appeared among the earliest fringe benefits provided faculty members by institutions of higher education in the United States. This report on the history of sabbatical leave and present practices in that area should be helpful to institutions engaged in the initiation or modification of faculty leave policies. The findings are based primarily on information secured from reference librarians, historians, archivists, or other responsible officials of the 72 institutions selected for study. Contents include: (1) Earliest institutions to introduce sabbatical leave; (2) Definition and purpose of sabbatical leave; (3) Previous historical studies; (4) Method of present study; (5) Fifty pioneer institutions; (6) Publicly controlled institutions; (7) Institutions for women; (8) Organizational studies; (9) Summary of present sabbatical leave practices of 48 pioneer institutions; and (10) Studies of special types of institutions. Four appendices provide: (1) Details of methods of present study; (2) Extracts from institutional letters and reports; (3) Details of present sabbatical leave practices of 48 pioneer institutions; and (4) Annotated bibliography. Students of the history of higher education in the United States will find this to be a definitive history of early sabbatical leave practices, derived from primary sources. An index is included. (Contains 69 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, College Faculty, Scholarship, Personnel Policy, School Policy, Educational Practices, School Surveys, Definitions, Educational Research, Research Reports, Public Colleges, Womens Education, Single Sex Colleges, Annotated Bibliographies, Higher Education, Fringe Benefits, Sabbatical Leaves, Faculty Development, Faculty Workload, Teacher Employment Benefits, Tenure, Eligibility
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)