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ERIC Number: EJ979431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
A Critical Examination of Sabbatical Application Policies: Implications for Academic Leaders
Miller, Michael T.; Bai, Kang; Newman, Richard E.
College Quarterly, v15 n2 Spr 2012
Sabbaticals have been identified as an important tool to help faculty remain current in their responsibilities. By having a dedicated break from traditional responsibilities, faculty members have self-reported rejuvenation and recommitment to their professional work. Institutional policies, however, are largely vague and lack measures to help guide faculty in their planned development activities. The current study was completed to describe what institutions expect from their sabbatical leave experiences. Findings indicate vague language and largely subjective interpretations of what sabbaticals are to be used for, prompting critical discussions of the effectiveness and accountability associated with these leaves. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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