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Sabbaticals

Each year the College provides faculty and counselors the opportunity to secure additional education, training, or experience which will aid them in carrying out their college assignments, support their professional development needs, and complement the planned priorities of the College mission. In order to be considered for sabbatical, the faculty member/counselor must first meet the following criteria: 

  • hold a full-time, continuous appointment as an instructor or counselor.
  • have worked continuously (excluding summer sessions for 177-day/9 month contracts) in a College-assigned capacity for a period of six (6) consecutive academic years (meaning fall, winter, and spring) and have completed a minimum of eighteen (18) quarters of actual service from the date of hire or since the last sabbatical was completed. In other words, any work performed during the academic year in which the employee wants a sabbatical cannot be used to meet the work eligibility requirement. See eligibility examples below.
  • Note: The six (6) year service requirement refers to service at MCC as a full-time instructor or counselor. Employment in any other non-faculty or non-counselor position does not count toward the six (6) year service requirement.
  • have demonstrated satisfactory performance as documented through the College’s performance evaluation system.  
TERM EXAMPLE #1   TERM EXAMPLE #2
2011-12 Year 1 - taught 3 quarters   2011-12 Year 1 - taught 2 quarters - winter & spring
2012-13 Year 2 - taught 3 quarters   2012-13 Year 2 - taught 3 quarters
2013-14 Year 3 - taught 3 quarters   2013-14 Year 3 - taught 3 quarters
2014-15 Year 4 - taught 3 quarters   2014-15 Year 4 - taught 3 quarters
2015-16 Year 5 - taught 3 quarters   2015-16 Year 5 - taught 3 quarters
2016-17 Year 6 - taught 3 quarters   2016-17 Year 6 - taught 3 quarters
2017-18 Eligible for a sabbatical   2017-18 Not eligible for a sabbatical until 2018-19; meets the 6 year requirement but not the 18 quarters requirement.

At the conclusion of the sabbatical experience each sabbatical recipient is expected to give a short presentation to the Academic Council and to the Board of Governors at a designated meeting. Details will be provided to the recipients prior to the expected presentation dates.
 
If you believe you are eligible and wish to be considered for a sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 academic year, please follow the instructions listed In the Sabbatical Leave Handbook and Application.  

Sabbatical Leave Handbook

Sabbatical Application