Clark Committee Recommends Five Faculty Members for Sabbatical

By Robert Berman in News

Clark’s Professional Placement Advancement Committee recommended five tenured faculty for sabbatical in the 2014-2015 school year. Vice President of Instruction Tim Cook released their names April 3.

Sabbatical is paid leave for tenured faculty. Faculty may use a sabbatical to study in a new field, travel or work on a project they were unable to do while teaching, Cook said.

“It’s an opportunity for them to be relieved of their teaching,” said Cook. “A lot of it is about rejuvenation.”

Only faculty who have been tenured for seven or more years can apply, Cook said. Applicants must prove their project or experience would have value for the school, he said. The committee received 12 applications this year.

Faculty can take between one and three semesters for sabbatical. According to Cook, faculty who take one semester receive full salary. Those who take two semesters receive 80 percent. For three semesters, they get 65 percent.

The current list of faculty is not final. The Board of Trustees will make the final decision in May, but it is unusual for the board to turn down recommendations, Cook said.

The names and departments of the recommended faculty are as follows:

—Roxanne Dimyan, library.

—Kitty Makey, library.

—Kathleen Perillo, biology.

—Erika Nava, Spanish.

—Stephan Walsh, business.


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