2020-2021 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 and Core faculty having completed three or more years of full-time employment with the District [including, if applicable, full-time summer employment] shall be eligible for Sabbatical (Educational) Leave.” (See page 24 of the 2017-20 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.
Since the beginning of the Fall 2018 application period, the committee has allowed optional “draft” applications to be submitted for review. At this time, the draft should be word processed and submitted by email (there is no online draft application form). In your draft, answer sections A, B, and C from the application found here on Inside Seattle Colleges. Email your draft to FD@seattlecolleges.edu by Friday, October 18, 2019. The committee will meet by Week 8 to review your draft and provide feedback.
Once your completed final application is submitted online, 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.
2020-2021 Professional Leave Application Deadline Schedule:
December 6, 2019: Faculty Application Deadline (always the first Friday of December)
December 13, 2019: Deadline for Unit Administrator Action.
December 20, 2019: Deadline for Vice President for Instruction’s Action.
January 17, 2020: Deadline for Presidential Action.
February, 2020: Committee meets to review, discuss, and adjust scores, rank applications, and make recommendations to Chancellor.
March 8, 2020: Chancellor notifies awardees.
Here are examples of successful Professional Leave applications:
Interim Leave Reports
Interim reports are read by the Professional Leave Committee. The committee’s role is an advisory role in this capacity, asking for clarifications or more information as needed. The goal of the interim report is to help the faculty member who is on sabbatical to stay on track for their final report, on the basis of consistency with the recipient’s proposal. (discussed below).
Interim leave reports will be due half-way through the leave:
For a 1 quarter leave: Report due end of week 5 of leave
For a 2 quarter leave: Report due end of first quarter of leave
For a 3 quarter leave: Report due end of week 5 of the 2nd quarter of leave
Final leave reports
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).
The Committee’s role in reviewing final leave reports is to ensure consistency with the recipient’s proposal and stated deliverables. Per section 5.10 of the Agreement, recipients failing to file such report, within the stipulated period, shall refund fifty percent of the pay received to the District.
To view professional leave final reports, please go to the District Document Center, and select browse to find Professional Leave reports by year.
Faculty Awarded Professional Leave
By Academic Year
|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