Sabbatical Tips
 
Tips for Completing the Sabbatical Proposal
  • Download the application.
  • Plan well ahead of the “Call for Sabbaticals”; research as needed (avoid requesting time in sabbatical for researching the “need” for your project).
  • Prior to writing the proposal, establish as many specific parameters as possible.
    • Goals
    • Reasons for the need for a sabbatical
    • Supporting data & materials (sucha s a survey demonstrating need)
    • General timetable (specific dates are helpful, though not required)
    • Statements of support from key individuals
  • Ask yourself evaluative questions:
    • Is my proposal substantive enough for a sabbatical?
    • Can the purpose of my sabbatical be accomplished through other means or other resources either inside or outside the college?
    • Can I reasonably accomplish my goals within the timeframe of the sabbatical?
  • Be concise and clear when describing your project.
  • Provide specific information as to the relevancy of your project to the Harper Community.
  • Determine how your sabbatical aligns with the goals and values of the college.
  • Meet with your department chair/coordinator to evaluate how your proposal will uniquely benefit the department and its students.
  • Discuss your proposal with your Dean.
  • Discuss and review your proposal with your division representative on the Sabbatical Committee.
  • Avoid requesting funding for technology in the proposal.