Office of the Provost &
Vice President for Academic Affairs

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Linda Lamwers
Philips Memorial Hall
Room 103
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Sabbatical Memo from SaLe

TO: All Tenured Faculty


RE: Sabbatical Applications


The Sabbatical Leave Committee invites all tenured faculty to apply for this year’s round of sabbatical leaves. The guidelines and criteria for judging sabbatical leave proposals, as well as deadlines, are stated in the WCU Statement of Sabbatical Policies and Procedures approved by President Weisenstein and Lisa Millhous, President, Local APSCUF and dated November 11, 2011.

All documents related to sabbaticals may be found by going to the Office of the Provost website at this link: You will find the Sabbatical Tab on the left margin and there you will be able to access the Sabbatical overview, policy, and forms.


Please be advised: all applications MUST BE complete, including the cover checklist, all pages of the form, and all required signatures. A single hard copy is to be submitted to the Provost’s office, by 4 pm on the date due, March 16, 2015. No incomplete applications will be considered.


Also, please adhere to word limits indicated in the application form.

Timeline for submissions:



March 16

Faculty member submits sabbatical application to Provost’s office

May 8

SaLe Committee submits recommendations to the President or his/her designee

July 1

The President or his/her designee notifies faculty of sabbatical leaves granted


Please remember: The Faculty member is responsible for obtaining Chairperson's and Dean's comments and signatures and for delivery of the completed proposal to the Provost's office. Incomplete applications or applications received after the published deadlines will not be reviewed by the SaLe Committee.


Final Note: Review of proposals will occur only during the spring semester of each academic year. Because sabbatical applications must be submitted at least two semesters in advance, faculty members cannot apply in the spring semester for a sabbatical to be taken in the fall semester immediately following submission of the application. Applications for leave for any fall semester must be submitted 3 semesters in advance. For example, a proposal submitted in the spring of 2015 could apply for a sabbatical in spring of 2016, fall of 2016 or spring of 2017. A faculty member may not submit a proposal in spring 2015 for leave to be taken in fall 2015.


Please direct any questions regarding the process to: Lainey Jenks, Chair, SaLe Committee.