3.5 Faculty Sabbatical

Board of Trustee Approval: August 6, 2007
Revised: October 1, 2015; October 1, 2017; October 1, 2019; October 1, 2020

Sandhills Community College will establish, fund, and provide a mechanism for continuing professional development of faculty in a manner that ultimately will benefit the students, the College, and the academic community at large. Sabbatical leave should provide an opportunity for continued professional growth and new (or renewed) intellectual achievement through teaching, study, research, writing, and/or travel. Policy 6.6 provides similar information on staff sabbaticals as a component of the SCC Career Educational Enrichment Benefit. A faculty member is eligible to apply for a sabbatical after seven full years of service and may apply for an additional sabbatical seven years following a previous sabbatical award.