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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Faculty Handbook

12. Faculty Development


12.1 Sabbatical Leave

Full-time academic employees [Sec. 2-1a(1)] at the rank of Instructor (or equivalent) or above, who have completed six years of service on the campus without having received leave with pay, may petition for sabbatical leave for study and research, the object of which is to enable them to increase their professional efficiency and usefulness to the System. Adequate justification setting forth the plan for each sabbatical leave shall be stated, and report of the accomplishments under each leave granted shall be made promptly upon return from sabbatical leave. Sabbatical leave shall normally be approved for the purpose of seeking a higher degree only under unusual circumstances. Persons employed on a 12-month basis may be granted 12 months’ leave with one-half pay or six months’ leave with full pay. Persons employed on nine-month basis may be granted nine months’ leave with one-half pay or four and one-half months’ leave with full pay. The chief administrative officer of each campus shall, after receiving requests from the appropriate academic dean or other administrative head, make recommendations for sabbatical leave through the President to the Board. A member of the academic staff who is granted sabbatical leave shall be required to return to his University duties for at least a year before accepting employment elsewhere. A condition for granting of a sabbatical leave is the potential benefit the University will receive as a result of the sabbatical.

Under unusual circumstances, persons may accept employment during sabbatical leave if such employment is approved in advance by the chief administrative officer of the campus, and the President as supportive of the purposes of the leave.

[Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. (10/2/08). Bylaws and Regulations (Chapter III, Section 3-1). http://www.lsusystem.edu/index.php/policies/bylaws-regulations]

12.2 Leave to Obtain Advanced Degree

Members of the instructional, research, and extension staff on full-time regular academic appointment, who have completed two consecutive years of service at the rank of Instructor (or equivalent) or above, may petition for a leave of absence with part pay for not more than one year of study which will culminate in the receipt of an advanced degree. Such petition shall set forth the course of study to be pursued, the institution to be attended, an account of the petitioner’s prospect for securing an advanced degree, and such other information as may be required. The petition shall be granted only after the chief administrative officer of the campus and the appropriate academic dean or administrative officer have determined that the interests of the System will be best served by granting such leave and that the petitioner will return to his University duties for at least two years before accepting employment elsewhere. Leaves to obtain advanced degrees will be granted by the Board upon recommendations through the President from the chief administrative officers of the various campuses. The amount of pay to be allowed under such a grant shall be determined in each individual case, but in no event shall it exceed one-half of the regular salary, which would accrue to the petitioner during the period of leave. (For the academic-year employee, the term “regular” refers to the salary of the academic year, without presumption of summer term appointment.) If the petitioner, upon taking educational leave, does not return to the University for the required two years, the petitioner shall pay back to the University the amount paid to the petitioner for the leave. The period of service completed prior to granting of leave under this section shall not be counted in considering eligibility for sabbatical leave.

[Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. (10/2/08). Bylaws and Regulations (Chapter III, Section 3-2). http://www.lsusystem.edu/index.php/policies/bylaws-regulations]