Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook

23rd Edition, 2013 Version


Chapter V: Compensation Procedures and Issues

5.10 Faculty Sabbaticals - Compensation Procedures

5.10.1 Purpose

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.

5.10.2 Types

Two types of sabbatical leaves are available to faculty members.

1. 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.

2. 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 100% of his or her full compensation for that period. Details of selection criteria and other procedures for Faculty Sabbaticals are found in Chapter IV (4.12) of this Handbook.

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 person in the Human Resource Office. For further information regarding the UW System Sabbatical Program, see UW System Academic Planning Statement #3.3 and Wisconsin Statutes 36.11link(17).


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