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ERIC Number: EJ897461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
Faculty Sabbatical Leaves: Evidence from NSOPF, 1999 and 2004
Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Miller, Michael T.
Journal of Faculty Development, v24 n1 p11-18 Jan 2010
In the context of increased expectations for accountability and growing controversy surrounding sabbatical leave programs, it is important to address seemingly simple questions of who is or should be awarded a sabbatical and what the rationale is for the award. The study attempted to offer some insight on these issues by examining the factors that related to faculty participation in sabbatical leave programs using the 1999 and 2004 NSOPF data sets. More specifically, the study examined how faculty members' selected demographic characteristics, their career position, and research productivity were related to the likelihood of their participation in sabbaticals. The results of this study seem to indicate that sabbaticals are employed more as a reward for past performance, service, and scholarly achievement rather than as a developmental strategy to help faculty improve. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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