ERIC Number: EJ847957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
A Comparative Study of Academic Versus Business Sabbaticals
Joseph, Gilbert W.; Kucera, Stephen D.
Planning for Higher Education, v32 n4 p23-30 Jun-Aug 2004
The first academic sabbatical was introduced at Harvard in 1880. In recent years, commercial enterprises have also identified workplace benefit programs as "sabbaticals." Benshoff and Spruill (2002), whose own study investigated the success of sabbaticals for counseling professors, also indicate an increased interest in the sabbatical's potential merits by such diverse organizations as public schools, businesses, and medicine. But does the use of this common term also imply commonality in implementation? It is possible that the invasion of sabbaticals into the commercial arena has been accomplished in a manner dissimilar to the traditional model found in academia. The purpose of this article is to determine if essential similarity exists between the traditional definition of an academic sabbatical and the commercial implementation of the employment benefit.
Descriptors: Sabbatical Leaves, Academic Rank (Professional), Comparative Analysis, Business, Teacher Employment Benefits
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Education Level: Higher Education
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