Agenda Item No. V. B. 3. b.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: ACADEMIC SABBATICALS 2006-2007



DESCRIPTION: The Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic Sabbatical Committee solicit and review proposals from faculty for Academic Sabbaticals. The following individuals are recommended for Academic Sabbaticals in the 2006-2007 academic year:



FACULTY DEPARTMENT TERM



Professor James R. Eck School of Business Spring, 2007

Professor Howard Faulker English Spring, 2007

Assoc. Professor Maureen Godman English Fall, 2006

Professor Liaquat (Ali) Khan School of Law Spring, 2007

Assoc. Professor Mary Sheldon English Spring, 2007

Professor Mary Shoop Education Spring, 2007



The cost of these recommended sabbaticals, $9,091, is within the budgeted amount available in the regular budget.



These recommendations are based on the quality of the projects as reflected in their individual proposals. The proposed projects is of value to the applicant's discipline, and will enable him/her to produce or make substantial progress toward producing significant scholarly work or will substantially enhance the applicant's teaching effectiveness by increasing his/her body of knowledge or skills.



There were six applications and all six were recommended. Washburn University typically awards six to nine sabbaticals annually.



Sabbatical Eligibility/Frequency/Terms



Only full-time faculty members who have been considered full-time teaching faculty at Washburn University for at least the six years preceding the date of application shall be considered eligible.



A faculty member who receives a leave becomes eligible every seventh year of full-time teaching.



A faculty member taking an Academic Sabbatical Leave shall have a leave for one semester at full pay or choose to have a leave for a full year at one-half pay of the salary budgeted for his/her position for the academic year of the sabbatical.



Grants normally will be made only if no full-time faculty replacement is required. To support the leave, course offerings may be reduced, delayed, or assigned to other members of the academic unit with their consent for one semester.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: $9,091



RECOMMENDATION:



President Jerry B. Farley recommends that the Washburn Board of Regents approve offering Academic Sabbaticals for the 2006-2007 academic year to the above individuals.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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