What is the difference between Type A, Type B, and Difference-in

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What is the difference between Type A, Type B, and Difference-in




    UPS 260.102 and the CBA guide the Committee. We will be concerned with How will my sabbatical leave the quality of the leave project (quality of presentation, feasibility, application be evaluated? scholarly/creative significance, potential for improving the applicant’s

    contributions to the University, potential contribution to the intellectual

    development of the applicant) and your in-service record (teaching

    effectiveness and contributions to student learning, scholarly/creative

    activities, professional activity, university and community service, activities of

    any previous leaves).

    thWhat is the due date to submit Applications must be submitted to Faculty Affairs by October 15.


    May I review successful Successful applications are available for review in Faculty Affairs and applications? Records. The applications must be reviewed in Faculty Affairs and may not be

    copied or taken from the office.

    What are pitfalls to avoid in ; Projects that do not appear do-able within the time proposed, with the

    preparing my application? competencies offered, and with the available resources.

    ; Absence of a clear statement of how the sabbatical will improve your

    potential contributions to the University and your department. How does

    your project contribute to your faculty activities in teaching,

    scholarly/creative/professional/service areas?

    ; Excessive use of jargon. The committee comprises faculty from

    departments across the university. Explain your project and its benefits in

    terms comprehensible to this general audience whose members do not

    necessarily share your expertise.

    ; Poor writing / sloppy work. These influence the perception of content

    quality. It is wise to write the application well in advance of the due date

    and then it may be helpful to ask one or more colleagues to review your

    application prior to admission. A review by colleagues in other

    departments as well as ones from your own department is likely to help

    you to bring clarity to those reviewers not familiar to your area of


    ; Vagueness and incompleteness in either the project description or in-

    service record, as outlined on the previous page in the response to the

    “How will my sabbatical leave application be evaluated?” question. Make

    sure you discuss your teaching effectiveness.

    ; Too much focus on background information. Not enough detail about

    what will actually be done during the proposed sabbatical. Provide

    timeline for completion of various phases of project as appropriate.

    What is the relative weight The Committee generally gives twice as much weight to the quality of the

    between the project and the in-project than the in-service record.

    service record?

    Will I need to provide an Only you can determine the need for these. If included, it/they will constitute appendix and/or bibliography? part of the 10-page limit.

    If so, will it/they be included in

    the page limit?

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    What is the difference between Type A are full-salary leaves, lasting one semester for academic year faculty Type A, Type B, and and four months for librarians. Type B are one-half-salary leaves, lasting two

    Difference-in-Pay Leaves? semesters for academic year faculty and eight months for librarians. The salary

    for a difference-in-pay leave is the difference between the faculty's salary and

    the minimum salary of the instructor rank. Difference-in-Pay leaves are not

    under the purview of the Professional Leaves Committee; however, faculty

    considering a Type B sabbatical leave, particularly senior faculty, should

    investigate the possible advantages of applying for a Difference-in-Pay leave.

    What are the relevant UPS 260.102 and Article 27 of the Unit 3 CBA provide the timelines,

    documents I should review in evaluation criteria, review process, and conditions for granting sabbaticals. For

    preparing my application for a Difference-in-Pay leaves, consult UPS 260.104 and Article 28 of the Unit 3

    professional leave? CBA. These documents can be accessed through the Faculty Affairs and

    Records web page.

    How many leaves will be Effective beginning with sabbatical leaves granted for the 2009-2010 AY, all

    granted for 2009-2010? applications for one-half salary leaves (Type B) will be approved if they meet

    the criteria set forth in CBA provision 27.5-27.8. Additionally, no fewer

    than 12% of the total number of campus faculty eligible for a sabbatical this

    year shall be granted if a sufficient number of faculty unit employees meet the

    conditions of Article 27. There were sixty-two (62) applications for AY 2008-

    2009 of which thirty five (35) Type A and five (5) Type B leaves were


    Are some types of projects No. All types of proposals that benefit the professional development of the preferred over others? faculty and CSU Fullerton are acceptable.

    Is department chair approval No. However, your department chair will provide the Administration with a needed prior to submitting an departmental impact statement which will be considered before the application? Administration makes final approvals.

    Is there a higher probability of The committee does not consider this; it looks only at the quality of the project receiving a Type B leave than and the in-service record.

    a Type A leave?

    What role will the It is difficult for the Committee to speak for the Administration. Certainly, the administration play in Administration will have the opportunity to read the applications separately evaluating the applications? from the Committee. For the 2008-2009 academic year, the Administration

    approved 40 of the 62 applications recommended by the Committee and in

    2007-08 approved 36 of the 53 applications recommended by the Committee.

    May I switch from one type of Switching is possible in exceptional cases and with appropriate administrative leave to another? approval.

    Last notification was late January. We expect a comparable date next year. When will I be notified

    regarding my leave?

Faculty Affairs and Records


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