What does COVID-19 mean for upcoming sabbaticals?

The university will be as flexible as possible with requests to modify sabbatical leave granted for the 2020-21 academic year due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees eligible for sabbatical changes should already have received information from the provost’s office.

Because changes in sabbatical plans may have an impact on course offerings and other planned service, faculty must seek approval first from their department and then from their dean’s office before a request can be forwarded to the Office of Human Resources and authorized by the provost. Requests for changes to already-granted sabbatical leave must be made by June 1, 2020.

Questions should be directed first to deans’ offices, and then to provost@provost.wisc.edu.

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