Awards and Recognition

Organizational Development & Human Resources

Sabbatical Leave

The purpose of Sabbatical leave is to provide professional renewal for eligible faculty, administrators, and professional staff employees. A sabbatical should provide the individual a significant opportunity for new, or renewed, achievement and growth through activities such as study, research, writing, creative work and travel so that the individual’s teaching and/or professional effectiveness may be enhanced.

Who can apply?
Full-time tenured faculty, administrators, and professional staff with at least seven years of continuous qualifying Valencia service and not in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) are eligible to apply for a sabbatical leave. Eligible employees may apply for a sabbatical leave upon completion of six years of service but must complete seven years of continuous service before a sabbatical leave can commence.

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2018-2019 Sabbatical Leave Recipients




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