2014 - 2015 Professional Leave
From the AFT Seattle Agreement (5.10) "There shall be three types of professional leave for tenured faculty: Sabbatical Leave, Retraining Leave, and Return-to-Industry Leave. Tenured faculty having completed three or more years of full-time employment with the District [...] shall be eligible for Sabbatical" (See page 16 of the Agreement to learn more.)
The district funded five PL proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year. The number of proposals that will be funded (if any) in the 2013-2014 academic year will not be determined until fall of 2013. We will post an update at that time. However, the application will likely be due during the first week in January 2014.
Please click on the following link to review the application guidelines and access the online application: Professional Leave Application.
The completed application will be read by your unit administrator, College Vice President of Instruction, President, and the Professional Leave Committee composed of faculty and administrators. All proposals will be scored using the Professional Leave Application Scoring Form (See Application Guidelines for specific point distributions). Rating points are for preliminary evaluation purposes only. Final committee recommendations to the Chancellor are made after committee discussions and final evaluations of the applications.
2014-2015 Professional Leave Application Deadline Schedule will be posted after the first PLC committee meeting during fall quarter. The dates listed below were for the 2013-2014 application cycle.
January 2, 2013: Faculy Application Deadline.
January 9, 2013: Deadline for Unit Administrator Action.
January 16, 2013: Deadline for Vice President for Instruction's Action.
January 23, 2013: Deadline for Presidential Action.
February 4, 2013: Chief Human Resources forwards proposals to PLC.
February 11, 2013: PLC scores returned to Chief Human Resources Officer.
February 13, 2013: PLC meets to review, discuss, and adjust scores, rank applications, and make recommendations to Chancellor.
February 14, 2013: Approved, ranked applications are forwarded to the District Business Office for Review.
February 17, 2013: Business Office forwards recommendations to Chief Human Resources Officer.
March 12, 2013: Chancellor notifies awardees.
Here are examples of successful Professional Leave applications:
Example 1 - Example 2 - Example 3 - Example 4
To view professional leave reports
Please go to the District Document Center, and select browse to find Professional Leave reports by year.
2012-2013 Professional Leave Committee Members
Van Bobbitt, Faculty South (Chair)
4CC112 - 934.6717
Chad Hickox, Administrator South
4UNI 101 – 934.5201
Jaime Cardenas, Jr., Faculty Central
2BE4128 - 934.4348
Andrea Insley, Administrator Central
2BE1104 – 934.3889
Administrator (Member At Large) South
RS01 - 934.5141
Maureen Nutting, Faculty North
3NC2429 – 934.7010
Allison Stevens, Administrator North
3NC2407C - 934.4547
Rick Downs, Faculty (Member At Large) South
4UNI101 - 934.3890
Carey Schroyer, Faculty Development Coordinator
1DO100 - 934.4103
Daniel Cordas, Employee Services Liason
1DO100 - 934.4136