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Sabbaticals

Sabbatical Application (.doc) - email application to fdc@sau.edu

The Faculty Development Committee reviews sabbatical applications and recommends to the President approval of the sabbaticals. Refer to Section 4.2 of the Faculty Handbook for more information. 

Important Dates: (from section 4.2.4.1) The eligible faculty member must present a written application to the Faculty Development Committee. Such application must be presented to the committee and copied to the dean of his/her college on or before October 1st of the year preceding the semester(s) for which the sabbatical is requested.

Grants

Online Application  |  Download application (.docx) - email application to fdc@sau.edu

To support faculty development related to instruction and research, the Faculty Development Committee invites grant applications during the Fall semester. All full-time faculty members are eligible to submit applications for the total amount. Part-time faculty members are eligible to receive partial awards.

Faculty must detail expenses using the budget form provided with the application and also are encouraged to indicate any supplementary support from the department or from sources outside the institution. An application may receive full or partial funding, but no grant in excess of $1,200 will be awarded to full-time faculty members. Part-time faculty members are eligible for awards up to $350. 

Upon completion of a project, the faculty must submit a project summary and receipts to the Faculty Development Committee in order to be reimbursed. In a few cases, depending on the timeline of the project, faculty may request funding for expenses prior to the submission of the final report. The deadline for submitting grant reports is one month after completion of the grant. Please use the Reimbursement Request Form provided by General Accounting.      

Funding initiatives include the following:

  1. Faculty Development for Course Development/Instruction. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage faculty to explore pedagogical issues. The project must focus on a specific course and should address activities beyond the expected modification of syllabi or handouts. FDC does not fund the purchase of equipment or materials for student use and does not support program development. 
  2. Faculty Development for Research Initiatives. This initiative encourages faculty to conduct scholarly research and engage in creative activity to broaden perspectives and promote a greater understanding of issues and concerns in a discipline. Projects typically supported by grants in this area include but are not limited to travel to sources of information and access to research materials. The Committee does not fund graduate degree work, such as dissertation research. Funds may not be used to pay research participants or to purchase equipment for student use. All grants for research involving human subjects are contingent upon IRB approval. 
  3. Faculty Development for Conference Attendance. Expenses related to conference attendance may be eligible for FDC funding up to $325.
  4. Faculty Development for Conference Presentation and Official Duties. Expenses related to conference paper presentation and other official conference duty (major conference contribution) may be eligible for FDC funding up to $600.  An application for such funding must demonstrate the conference's relevance to research, course development or professional development.
  5. Faculty Development for Collaborative Projects: Faculty Teaching Faculty. This initiative encourages a group of faculty members to collaboratively study a topic in an interdisciplinary manner. Projects may vary greatly in style and duration as long as there is an emphasis on opportunities to teach with and learn from other faculty. Projects may include off-campus travel. Although a number of faculty are involved in such a project, the award will not exceed $1,200 for the group as a whole.