The purpose of the faculty sabbatical program is to enable recipients to be engaged in intensive study in order to become more effective teachers and scholars and to enhance their services to the University. The sabbatical program should also be understood as recognition of past and continuing academic contributions of the recipients in keeping with the Select Mission of UW-River Falls.
Two types of sabbatical leaves are available to faculty members.
126.96.36.199 One Year
A faculty member may take a sabbatical leave for an academic year and receive from the institution financial support at any level up to 65% of his or her full compensation for that period.
188.8.131.52 One Semester
A faculty member may take a sabbatical leave for one semester of the academic year and receive from the institution financial support at any level up to a maximum of his or her full compensation for that period.
At the time the sabbatical proposal is submitted, the faculty member must have met the following criteria:
184.108.40.206 Requirement to Return to UWRF
A sabbatical will not be awarded to a faculty member who does not plan to return to UWRF for at least one academic year of service after the termination of the sabbatical.
[FS 04/05-30] Each applicant shall complete the Sabbatical Proposal Form, which describes the proposed sabbatical in complete, clear, and specific terms, including each of the following items:
The following conditions govern the faculty sabbatical program:
NOTE: WRS Retirement Credit--Creditable service for retirement is based on the percentage of time a person is on the payroll. For more specific information, contact the Staff Benefits Office in the Human Resources Office. For further information regarding the UW System Sabbatical Program, see UW System Academic Planning Statement #3.3 and Wisconsin Statutes 36.11(17).