Academic Affairs

Full-time Faculty Leaves 2015-16

For full-time faculty members requesting leaves in the Academic Year 2014-2015 for leaves to take place in 2015-2016.*

Faculty members should consult Professional Development Policies in the Faculty Handbook.

Sabbatical Leaves

September 15, 2014 Sabbatical leave applications for 2015-16 due to DPTCs.
October 1 Sabbatical leave reports due to Chair, Dean and Academic Affairs for Spring 2014 sabbatical leaves.
October 15 DPTC's recommendations to Chairs.
November 1 Chairs' recommendations to Deans.
November 15 Deans' recommendations to VPAA.
Before December Board of Trustees Meeting** Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA)'s recommendations to President and application materials to Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.
December** Board of Trustees votes on applications.
February 15, 2015 Sabbatical leave reports due to Chair, Dean, and Academic Affairs for Fall 2014 sabbatical leaves.

Pre-Tenure Leaves

May 1, 2014 By May 1st, the faculty member notifies the Department Chair and the Dean in writing of intent to apply in the coming Fall 2014 semester for a Pre-Tenure Leave in 2015-16.
October 4 Pre-tenure leave reports due to Chair, Dean and Academic Affairs for Spring 2014 Pre-Tenure leaves.
November 15 Pre-tenure leave applications due to Chairs.
December 15 Chairs' recommendations to Deans.
February 1, 2015 Deans' recommendations to VPAA.
February 14 Pre-tenure leave reports due to Chair, Dean and Academic Affairs for Fall 2014 Pre-tenure leaves.

Note: Professional, Administrative, Special, and other leaves do not follow an established timeline and are considered at the time of application.

* If deadline dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.

** Date TBD

Food For Thought

Connect with your professor outside the classroom!

The Food for Thought Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to discuss class work, career aspirations, or just learn more about your faculty mentors.

Even without a meal plan. Each Semester, students can take one faculty member to a meal for free. Simply swipe your card to pay for the meal and bring a meal ticket for the faculty member.

This option is available in the Little Building dining hall. You receive two meals (you and your faculty guest) for this program a semester.

Regardless of whether you have a meal plan, two additional meals will available to you and accessible through your student ID. When you bring a faculty member to lunch, you’ll swipe your ID twice and then the faculty swipes their ID as well.

Please download this flyer for an invitation and conversation starters.