A governing board may grant sabbatical leave to a faculty member at the state institution
of higher education under its jurisdiction for the purpose of permitting him or her
to engage in graduate study, research or other activities calculated to improve teaching
ability. A governing board may grant a request for sabbatical leave only in accordance with
the uniform rule it has promulgated and adopted. A governing board may not adopt a rule which provides for granting sabbatical leave
to a faculty member who has served fewer than six years at the institution where presently
employed, nor which provides for leave for more than one half the contract period
at full pay or for a full contract period at half pay. A faculty member receiving a sabbatical leave is required to return and serve the
institution granting the leave for at least one year or to repay to the institution
the compensation received during leave. A faculty member returning from leave shall be reinstated at the academic rank held
immediately prior to taking sabbatical leave unless he or she is promoted to a higher
rank and is entitled to the salary and any salary increases appropriate to his or
her rank and years of experience. The compensation for a faculty member on sabbatical leave is paid by the institution
where employed from its regular personal services appropriations.
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