Sabbaticals and Professional Development

2015-2016 Sabbatical Process

Sabbatical applications (Word) for the 2015-16 academic year must be completed and returned by October 31, 2014 to

Approximately $288,000 will be available for sabbatical awards during FY16.

Sabbatical Policies: Board of Regents 801.1 | MSU Interim Faculty Personnel Policies (900.10)

Requirements upon completion of sabbatical:
Upon completion of a sabbatical, a 4-5 page written report on the sabbatical activities must be submitted to your department head, the Faculty Affairs Committee and the Provost.  As well, you are required to share the results of your assignment in an on-campus forum within six months of your return to the University.  Please notify the Faculty Affairs committee and the Office of the Provost of the date of your presentation.

General Comments:
Per Board of Regents Policy, the Faculty Affairs Committee's scoring takes into account rank and years of service since the last sabbatical when calculating scores.  If you are newly eligible, this may affect your placing, even if your proposal scored well in other respects. In general, proposals score highest when the proposal is well-planned and arrangements referred to in the proposal have been finalized.

Sabbatical applicants who would like to receive advice from a past successful sabbatical recipient should contact, Larry Carucci, as soon as possible.  Please email your request to

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