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DATE: August 30, 2017
TO: All Tenured Faculty
RE: Sabbatical Applications
The Sabbatical Leave Committee invites all tenured faculty members to apply for next year’s round of sabbatical leaves. The deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017.
All documents related to sabbaticals may be found by going to the Office of the Provost website at this link: http://www.wcupa.edu/_admin/provost/formsPolicies.aspx. You will find the Sabbaticals tab on the left margin and there you will be able to access the sabbatical overview, policy, and forms.
Review of proposals will occur only during the fall semester. A proposal submitted in Fall 2017 can apply for a sabbatical in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Because sabbatical applications must be submitted at least two semesters in advance, faculty members cannot apply in the fall semester for a sabbatical to be taken in the spring semester immediately following submission of the application.
The faculty member is responsible for obtaining Chairperson's and Dean's comments and signatures and for delivery of the completed proposal to the Provost's office. A single hard copy is to be submitted to the Provost’s office by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017. All applications must be complete, including the cover checklist, all pages of the form, and all required signatures. Incomplete applications or applications received after the published deadline will not be reviewed by the SaLe Committee.
Sabbatical leave applications are reviewed using the following rating scale:
The SaLe Committee requests that applicants:
By December 15th, the President or his/her designee notifies the faculty of sabbatical leaves granted.
Members of the 2017 SaLe Committee who can help answer questions about the application
West Chester University's strategic plan emphasizes a teacher-scholar connection. Each department has developed a teacher-scholar model which defines the ways faculty members bring their scholarship into their teaching and their teaching into their scholarship. West Chester University teacher-scholars actively engage students in connecting the life of the mind to the world in which they live through the exploration of scholarship.
The WCU teacher-scholar model serves to facilitate faculty members' efforts to meet professional and/or accreditation standards by exposing students to knowledge, skills, and dispositions required in each discipline.
Welcome to the West Chester University community! I offer my sincerest congratulations on your appointment as a faculty member. Hiring and welcoming new faculty is one of the most important aspects of the position of Executive Vice President and Provost. Your department chairperson, dean, and I know that tenure-track faculty hired this year will play a critical role in the future developments of departments and the University as a whole. Therefore, we share a special interest in your future success at WCU.
West Chester University is actively committed to promoting and integrating civic engagement and student leadership across the campus community. West Chester University seeks to impart knowledge, skills, and values that make a direct and purposeful contribution to the preparation of student for active civic participation. Civic engagement is designed to develop learning that contributes to student preparation for community or public involvement in a diverse, democratic society.