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Academic Affairs

Sabbatical Program

Background and Purpose: The purpose of Minot State University’s Faculty Sabbatical Program is to renew and embolden our faculty members as teachers and scholars. The award of a sabbatical is a privilege predicated on the faculty member’s record of positive contribution to the university. The granting of faculty sabbaticals is competitive and will be evaluated against clear criteria.

Application Timeline:
First Week of September The President of the University, considering the financial situation, determines the maximum number of sabbaticals that can be awarded, and notifies the Faculty Senate President. 
Second Friday of September Submission of complete application by faculty member to Chairperson
Last Friday of September Forward from chairperson to Vice President for Academic Affairs
Second Friday of October Forward from Vice President for Academic Affairs to Faculty Senate Sabbatical Committee
Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving Break Recommendations to President of University and to applicants
Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving break Faculty Senate Sabbatical Committee makes recommendations to University President
First Friday of December Announcement of awards by President of University