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Sabbaticals no longer taken for granted

March 6, 2009

In recent months, several college leaders have announced that sabbaticals will be suspended or curtailed due to tough economic times.

Amid layoffs and hiring freezes, the sabbatical is seen by some as an unaffordable luxury. At the University of Toledo, the provost has asked deans to consider the slowdown in faculty hiring and the resulting increase in teaching burden when granting sabbaticals.

If a faculty member goes on sabbatical, that’s one less person to do the work of the department that needs to be done,” Rosemary Haggett, Toledo's provost, told the campus newspaper.


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