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Sabbatical Policy


Office of the Provost

All granted sabbatical leaves must meet the following criteria:

  1. The sabbatical project proposed enables a faculty member to undertake significant research, writing, study, advanced work or creative endeavor that they would not be able to do while fulfilling regular Institute responsibilities.
  2. The product of the sabbatical contributes to the Institute, the academic specialty, the individual program within the department, and the individual’s development.
  3. Tangible evidence of the sabbatical project must be shared by the faculty member when he or she returns in the form of, for example, a final written product, a creative show, a piece of art, or a public lecture or program.
  4. The faculty member agrees that he or she intends to return to the Institute afterward for at least one (1) year of service.
  5. In the event the faculty person does not return to the Institute, he or she shall reimburse the Institute for sabbatical pay.
  6. The sabbatical applicant will show due diligence to obtain external funding for the proposed project to provide a time period long enough to complete significant work (e.g. Guggenheim to extend one semester at full pay to one year).
  7. The sabbatical period shall not be used to accept another teaching or research appointment or full-time employment.
  8. The sabbatical request does not impose a burden on the program or department, and the financial implication of the request will be reviewed and assessed.
  9. The faculty member cannot receive additional compensation from Pratt Institute in the form of a stipend or other terms of employment while on sabbatical leave without prior approval from the Provost, at least one semester prior to the start of the sabbatical period.
  10. The faculty member must file a detailed written report on the results of their project within ninety days after the beginning of the semester following the sabbatical leave.

Updated 7.15.19