Sabbatical Leaves

To Apply

  • Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017
  • Applications for sabbatical leaves are always due 18 months prior to the start of your leave.
  • Application Process: The sabbatical process begins 2 years in advance of the expected leave.
      • Prior to submission of the proposal, the faculty member and the relevant department chair will ensure that the faculty member’s leave plans mesh with the department’s overall leave timetable.
      • Sabbatical leave proposals are submitted to the Kendall Center 18 months prior to the start of the planned leave period. Submit the proposal, including the Chair’s letter of support, electronically.
      • The Provost’s Office will notify the faculty no later than May 15 of the year of application.
  • Eligibility: Sabbatical leaves are available for any regular appointment faculty member who meets the following requirements:
    • has completed at least six academic years of service since appointment
    • has completed at least six academic years of service since last compensated leave of absence
  • Preparation of a Sabbatical Leave Plan:
    • scholarly research leading to the publication of books and articles
    • artistic activities leading to exhibitions or performances
    • professional retraining and revitalization
    • internships at institutions that foster professional growth
    • other activities that can be demonstrated to have value for a faculty member’s professional development
    • In general, all professional development activities of a teacher-scholar will be considered legitimate reasons for a sabbatical leave. 
    • Including, but not limited o:
  • Proposals will include: 
  1. Cover Sheet. Please click here for the Cover Sheet Template  
    1. The name, rank, and department of the faculty member.
    2. Indication of the number of years of full-time service at the College
    3. Period of leave requested, i.e. full-year or one semester.
    4. Where applicable, the dates of the last compensated leave, whether from Gustavus or another college or university, and a brief description of the results.
  2. Detailed description of the proposed sabbatical leave which addresses the following:
    1. For scholarly and artistic activities:
      1. Preparation leading up to the sabbatical
      2. Description of proposed projects and activities
      3. Relation of proposed projects to previous research or artistic work by self and/or others
      4. Expected outcomes and future activities related to the leave
      5. Value of projects to the individual and the academic community
      6. Plans for a public presentation of leave results (departmental seminar, Faculty Forum, recital, art show, article in faculty newsletter, etc.)
      7. Where applicable, letters confirming arrangements for off-campus leaves.
    2. For professional retraining and revitalization
      1. Demonstration of need for retraining and revitalization
      2. Description of proposed projects and activities
      3. Discussion of the preparation for leave activities (this could include internships or workshops completed, letters of support or confirmation concerning proposed projects, schedules or calendars of proposed activities, bibliographies of relevant work, etc.)
      4. Expected outcomes and future activities related to the leave
      5. Value of projects to the individual and the academic community
      6. Plans for a public presentation of leave results (departmental seminar, Faculty Forum, recital, art show, article in faculty newsletter, etc.)
      7. Where applicable, letters confirming arrangements for off-campus leaves.
  3. Chair's Supporting Documentation
    1. A form indicating the department's support for and needs generated by the sabbatical will be submitted by the chair of the department.  The form will be sent by the Provost's Office to the department chair.

For more information, contact the Faculty Development Committee.

 

Sabbatical Report

There are no rigid guidelines, but generally your report will be 2-3 pages in length and should summarize the activities and outcomes of your sabbatical. You should include information about how well you accomplished the goals you set for yourself in your proposal, any outcomes (publications, revised syllabi, conference presentations, new research directions, etc.), and plans for continuing your research/writing/curriculum revision. Please feel free to include any observations about anything else that was important to you and/or any problems you encountered about which the Provost's Office should be aware.


Sabbatical Resources

 
Grant and Fellowship Databases

Multi-disciplinary Sites

These sites provide searchable databases for grant information in multiple disciplines:

 

Discipline-Specific Sites

 

Humanities

Appalachian Studies; Art; African and African-American Studies; Asian Studies; English, Theatre, and Speech Communication; Foreign Languages; Music; Philosophy and Religion; Women's Studies

 

Science

Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Physical Education and Health; Physics

 

Social Science

Economics; History; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology

 

Professional

Agriculture and Natural Resources; Child and Family Studies; Education Studies; Library; Nursing; Sustainability and Environmental Studies; Technology and Industrial Arts

 

Sabbatical Leaves 2016-2017

  • Aaron Banks
  • Margaret Bloch Qazi
  • Kristian Braekkan
  • Priscilla Briggs
  • Philip Bryant
  • Scott Bur
  • Eric Carlson
  • Casey Elledge
  • Lisa Heldke
  • Mike Hvidsten
  • Sun Hee Lee
  • Steve Mellema
  • Steve Miller
  • Kjerstin Moody
  • Scott Moore
  • Matt Panciera
  • Alisa Rosenthal
  • Joyce Sutphen
  • Philip Voight
  • Barbara Zust

 

Sabbatical Leaves 2015-2016

  • Blake Couey
  • Denis Crnkovic
  • Laurent Dechery
  • Patricia English
  • Patric Giesler
  • Deborah Goodwin
  • Jeff Jeremiason
  • Kate Keller
  • Glenn Kranking
  • Jessie Petricka
  • Bonnie Reimann
  • Yuki Sakuragi
  • Laura Triplett
  • Anna Versluis
  • Sheng Yang

 

Sabbatical Leaves 2014-2015

  • Ana Adams
  • Elizabeth Baer
  • Kyle Chambers
  • Bali Chen
  • Sean Cobb
  • Eric Dugdale
  • Barbara Fister
  • Becky Fremo
  • Mary Gaebler
  • Mimi Gerstbauer
  • Douglas Huff
  • Anna Hulseberg
  • Greg Kaster
  • Jill Locke
  • Henry MacCarthy
  • Heidi Meyer
  • Stephanie Otto
  • Jeffrey Owen
  • Melissa Rolnick
  • Paul Saulnier
  • Lianying Shan
  • Dwight Stoll
  • Kathi Tunheim
  • Kate Wittenstein

 

Sabbatical Leaves 2013-2014

  • Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh
  • Florence Amamoto
  • Julie Bartley
  • Leila Brammer
  • Joel Carlin
  • John Cha
  • Jeffrey Dahlseid
  • Carolyn Dobler
  • Deborah Downs-Miers
  • Sean Easton
  • Chris Gilbert
  • Julie Gilbert
  • Yurie Yong
  • Jeff Jenson
  • Pamela Kittelson
  • Paschal Kyoore
  • Kristen Lowe
  • Micah Maatman
  • Dan Moos
  • Charles Niederriter
  • Amanda Nienow
  • Rick Orpen
  • Yumiko Oshima-Ryan
  • Sara Ruble
  • Maria Beatriz Torres
  • Suzanne Wilson
  • Larry Wohl

Sabbatical Leaves 2012-2013

  • Deane Curtin
  • Jon Grinnell
  • Maria Kalbermatten
  • Mark Kruger
  • Martin Lang
  • Thomas LoFaro
  • Dick Martin
  • Mary McHugh
  • David Obermiller
  • So Young Park
  • Brandy Russell
  • Stanley Shetka
  • Bruce VanDuser
  • Marie Walker
  • Linnea Wren