University Sabbatical Program

Summer Sabbaticals:

Awarded by the Office of the Provost

Full-time contract faculty members and lecturers are eligible to apply for Summer Sabbaticals. Projects for these sabbaticals should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. The improvement of professional competence related to courses one teaches or will teach;
  2. Work on a scholarly or creative project; and/or
  3. The development of materials to be used in a course that is being taught or course that will be taught.

A maximum of thirty summer projects will be awarded each year. Faculty members will earn 20 percent of the contract salary. After receiving summer project sabbaticals, faculty members are eligible to reapply for subsequent summer sabbaticals. Since the purpose of this program is to assist the Baylor faculty, anyone taking a summer sabbatical must return to teach at Baylor for at least one year following completion of the sabbatical.

The procedures related to University sabbaticals apply to summer sabbaticals. Recommendations from the deans are submitted to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs by the third week in October of the academic year in which the award is made.

Download the Baylor University Personnel Policies for Summer Sabbaticals.
Other Baylor University Personnel Policies may be found at the Personnel Policies website.

Summer Sabbaticals are awarded and administered through the Office of the Provost. Please contact your Dean's office to begin the application process.