List of Members of the Professional Leave (Sabbatical) Committee

2018-2019 Professional Leave (Sabbaticals)

From the AFT Seattle Agreement (5.10) “There shall be three types of professional leave for tenured faculty: Sabbatical Leave, Retraining Leave, and Return-to-Industry Leave. Tenured faculty having completed three or more years of full-time employment with the District […] shall be eligible for Sabbatical” (See page 16 of the Agreement to learn more.)

The Professional Leave Committee, composed of faculty and administrators across the district, believes the process should start with a discussion between the faculty member and your Dean.

Once the completed application is submitted, it will be read by your Dean, College Vice President of Instruction, College President, and the Professional Leave Committee. All proposals will be scored using the Professional Leave Application Scoring Form (See Application Guidelines for specific point distributions). Final committee recommendations to the Chancellor are made after committee discussions and final evaluations of the applications. The Chancellor’s office awards Professional Leave Grants and determines how many to fund each year.

Here is a link to the guidelines and application on Inside Seattle Colleges.

2018-2019 Professional Leave Application Deadline Schedule:

December 1, 2017: Faculty Application Deadline (always the first Friday of December)
December 8, 2017: Deadline for Unit Administrator Action.
December 15, 2017: Deadline for Vice President for Instruction’s Action.
January 5, 2018: Deadline for Presidential Action.
January 12, 2018: Chief Human Resources forwards proposals to PLC.
January 26, 2018: Committee scores returned to Chief Human Resources Officer.
February, 2018: Committee meets to review, discuss, and adjust scores, rank applications, and make recommendations to Chancellor.
February, 2018: Approved, ranked applications are forwarded to the District Business Office for Review.
February, 2018: Business Office forwards recommendations to Chief Human Resources Officer.
March 9, 2018: Chancellor notifies awardees.
March 23, 2018: Final Reports Due (for all faculty who received Professional Leave awards in 2015-2016).

Final leave reports

Note that all faculty receiving 2 or 3 quarters of leave are required to submit an interim report at the end of their second quarter. All final leave reports are due by the end of the quarter following the end of the leave. Final reports not received on time will result in the faculty member having to refund 50% of the pay received for the leave (as per article 5.10 of the AFT union contract).

Here are instructions for writing a final leave report.

Here are examples of successful Professional Leave applications:

Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4

Faculty Awarded Professional Leave
By Academic Year

YEAR FIRST LAST

YEAR FIRST LAST
2016-17 Jaime Cardenas
2016-17 Laura McCracken
2016-17 Annie Murkowski
2016-17 Bryan Johns
2016-17 Marian Lyles
2016-17 Kayleen Oka**
2015 – 16 Alissa Agnello*
2015 – 16 Davene Eyres
2015 – 16 Vince Offenback
2015 – 16 Camila Sigelmann
2015 – 16 Sharon Spence-Wilcox
2015 – 16 Marie Villarba
2014 – 15 Mark Ainsworth
2014 – 15 Stephen Coates-White
2014 – 15 Tracy Furutani
2014 – 15 Phebe Jewell
2014 – 15 David Quintero
2014 – 15 Rebecca Tesdell
2014 – 15 Jeb Wyman
2013 – 14 Laurie Kempen
2013 – 14 Kalyn Owens
2013 – 14 Kay Rutherford
2013 – 14 Karen Van Genderen
2013 – 14 A. Jawed Zouari
2012 – 13 NONE NONE
2011 – 12 Greg Langkamp
2011 – 12 Suzanne Schlador
2010 – 11 Paula Bennett
2010 – 11 JC Clapp
2010 – 11 Douglas Cole
2010 – 11 Patricia Conley
2010 – 11 Fred Goglia
2010 – 11 Annie John
2010 – 11 Randall Nelson
2010 – 11 Jingsong Shah
2009 – 10 Van Bobbitt
2009 – 10 Steve Conger
2009 – 10 Hon Li
2008 – 9  Sara Baldwin
2008 – 9  Roger Bourret
2008 – 9  Christopher Conley
2008 – 9  Tom Dillard
2008 – 9  Peter Knutson
2008 – 9  Lori Ann Miller
2008 – 9  Michael Pepe
2008 – 9  Rodger Squirrell
2008 – 9  Evelyn Trottier
2008 – 9  Jennifer Wu

*forfeited when hired as Dean
**leave deferred

To view professional leave reports, please go to the District Document Center, and select browse to find Professional Leave reports by year.