And what better way to put smiles on the faces of a faculty suffering from low morale than offering one unpaid sabbatical leave for the 2010-2011 academic year. The followin bulletin was issued Monday from the university's Academic Affairs office:
One unpaid Sabbatical Leave will be available to faculty for the 2010-2011 academic year for either the fall or spring semester.
Due dates will be different from what is listed in the faculty handbook. Deadline are as follows:
Deadline for Letter of Intent to VPAA & Department Head = Friday, October 23, 2009
Deadline for Completed Application to Department Head = Friday, November 6, 2009
Deadline for Completed Application to VPAA = Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The completed application must contain a recommendation from the department head and the school dean. It will then be passed on through regular channels to the Vice President for Academic Affairs by November 17th, who will pass it on to the Sabbatical Committee. The Sabbatical Committee will review the application(s) and make its recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs by December 10th. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will write a recommendation for all candidates and forward this information with sabbatical application(s) to the President of the University. The President will recommend faculty for sabbatical leaves to the Board of Governors at the January meeting of the Board and all applicants will be notified in writing from the President’s Office upon Board approval.
This should put the rest those rumors that Bruce Speck doesn't care about the faculty.