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Leaves of Absence

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Sabbatical Leaves

Eligibility

A first sabbatical leave shall be granted only to a faculty member/librarian who will have completed six years of full-time service by the time the leave begins. A subsequent sabbatical leave may not begin before an individual has completed full time service for six years (72 months) since the end of the most recent sabbatical leave.

Applications

  • Applications for a sabbatical leave shall be granted only in connection with proposed or ongoing programs that promise to enhance the professional competence and improve the professional standing of the faculty member/librarian.

Applications may be for one of three types of sabbatical leaves

  • One semester at full pay
  • One academic year at half pay
  • A semester every three and one-half years at half pay

Application Form

  Sabbatical Leave Application‌ 

For complete guidelines and details, please refer to the Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts and the American Federation of Teachers Local 1895, AFL-CIO Faculty Federation

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Special Leaves

Eligibility

Description of leaves related to disability, family care, retirement, and others are found on the Human Resources web site, as well as in the Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts and the American Federation of Teachers Local 1895, AFL-CIO Faculty Federation.

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