Professional Leave Grants

List of Members of the Professional Leave (Sabbatical) Committee

2016-2017 Professional Leave (Sabbaticals)

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.) 

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 Dean, College Vice President of Instruction, College 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). Final committee recommendations to the Chancellor are made after committee discussions and final evaluations of the applications. The Chancellor's office awards Professional Leave Grants and determines how many to fund each year.

2016-2017 Professional Leave Application Deadline Schedule:

  • December 4, 2015: Faculty Application Deadline (always the first Friday of December)
  • December 11, 2015: Deadline for Unit Administrator Action.
  • December 18, 2015: Deadline for Vice President for Instruction's Action.
  • January 8, 2016: Deadline for Presidential Action.
  • January 15, 2016: Chief Human Resources forwards proposals to PLC.
  • January 29, 2016: Committee scores returned to Chief Human Resources Officer.
  • February, 2016: Committee meets to review, discuss, and adjust scores, rank applications, and make recommendations to Chancellor.
  • February, 2016: Approved, ranked applications are forwarded to the District Business Office for Review.
  • February, 2016: Business Office forwards recommendations to Chief Human Resources Officer.
  • March 11, 2016: Chancellor notifies awardees.
  • March 25, 2016: Final Reports Due (for all faculty who received Professional Leave awards in 2015-2016).
Note that all faculty receiving 2 or 3 quarters of leave are required to submit an interim report at the end of their second quarter. All final leave reports are due by the end of the quarter following the end of the leave. Final reports not received on time will result in the faculty member having to refund 50% of the pay received for the leave (as per article 5.10 of the AFT union contract).

Here are examples of successful Professional Leave applications:

Example 1 -  Example 2 - Example 3 - Example 4

Faculty Awarded Professional Leave
By Academic Year
YEAR FIRST  LAST
2005 - 6 Wei Djao
2005 - 6 David Dobrich
2005 - 6 Marcia Horton
2005 - 6 Michael Kischner
2005 - 6 Robert McCallum
2005 - 6 Connie McDowell
2005 - 6 Esmaeel Naeemi
2005 - 6 Tricia Perkins
2005 - 6 Verna Sison
2005 - 6 Al Souma
2005 - 6 Lynda Wilkinson
2006 - 7 Jay Abram
2006 - 7 Rebecca Boon
2006 - 7 Dorrienne Chinn
2006 - 7 Thomas Cook
2006 - 7 Alice Keller
2006 - 7 Ainsworth Mark
2006 - 7 Kejiro Miyata
2006 - 7 Joan Stuart Ross
2006 - 7 Annette Schley
2006 - 7 Diane Schmidt
2006 - 7 Karen Stuhldreher
2007 - 8  Sandra Cioffi
2007 - 8  Bonnie  Flahavan Aghai
2007 - 8  Barbara Goldner
2007 - 8  Dolores  Mirabella
2007 - 8  Maureen Nutting
2007 - 8  Kim  Rodman
2007 - 8  Trish  Root
2007 - 8  Dennis Schaffer
2007 - 8  Camila  Sigelmann
2008 - 9  Sara Baldwin
2008 - 9  Roger Bourret
2008 - 9  Christopher Conley
2008 - 9  Tom Dillard
2008 - 9  Peter Knutson
2008 - 9  Lori Ann Miller
2008 - 9  Michael Pepe
2008 - 9  Rodger Squirrell
2008 - 9  Evelyn  Trottier
2008 - 9  Jennifer Wu
2009 - 10 Van Bobbitt
2009 - 10 Steve Conger
2009 - 10 Hon Li
2010 - 11 Paula Bennett
2010 - 11 JC Clapp
2010 - 11 Douglas Cole
2010 - 11 Patricia Conley
2010 - 11 Fred Goglia
2010 - 11 Annie John
2010 - 11 Randall Nelson
2010 - 11 Jingsong Shah
2011 - 12 Greg Langkamp
2011 - 12 Suzanne Schlador
2012 - 13 NONE NONE
2013 - 14 Laurie Kempen
2013 - 14 Kalyn Owens
2013 - 14 Kay Rutherford
2013 - 14 Karen Van Genderen
2013 - 14 A. Jawed Zouari
2014 - 15 Mark Ainsworth
2014 - 15 Stephen Coates-White
2014 - 15 Tracy Furutani
2014 - 15 Phebe Jewell
2014 - 15 David  Quintero
2014 - 15 Rebecca Tesdell
2014 - 15 Jeb Wyman
2015 - 16 Alissa Agnello*
2015 - 16 Davene Eyres
2015 - 16 Vince Offenback
2015 - 16 Camila Sigelmann
2015 - 16 Sharon Spence-Wilcox
2015 - 16 Marie Villarba

*forfeited when hired as Dean

To view professional leave reports

Please go to the District Document Center, and select browse to find Professional Leave reports by year.