Sabbatical Presentation Guidelines

The sabbatical is a focused time for scholarship or creative exploration in your field. A successful sabbatical energizes you and pushes your scholarship or creative goals forward in ways that are not possible given normal faculty workloads. Thorough planning, well in advance of your application, is essential to making the most of a sabbatical. A well prepared sabbatical presentation at the conclusion of your sabbatical is also essential to demonstrate the success of the sabbatical project, to substantiate the salaried support given for the sabbatical, and to communicate the accomplishments of the sabbatical project(s) to the academic community.

To that end, these guidelines highlight the elements of a well-prepared sabbatical presentation. The format and location of the presentation can vary and may include (but not be limited to):

a)    a poster or oral presentation at the LCSC undergraduate research symposium held annually each May

b)    a short presentation at a division meeting that is  open to the campus community

c)    a short presentation held at the CTL and open to the campus community

The format/location of the sabbatical presentation is negotiated with the Provost and will be communicated to the recipient’s division chair as well as the Dean’s office.  The presentation should include the following components:

1. Title of Presentation

Your name, the title of your sabbatical project, dates of your sabbatical project

2. Sabbatical Project Evaluation and Assessment - The Heart of Your Sabbatical Presentation

◦    What were your goals?

◦    Did you accomplish all your goals?

◦    If yes, what factors led to success? If no, what barriers prevented you?

◦    Reflect on what was completed during the sabbatical itself and what remains to be completed.

◦    If you modified or changed your sabbatical project, cite the goals from the approved and modified version
     of your work.

3. Benefit to Your Own or Other Units

Finally, your sabbatical presentation should tie your project into other aspects of your work on campus. These connections are often easily made and you need not write extensively here. The connection may be (but is not limited to) one of the following:

◦    Describe how your project connects to an existing curriculum or one that is being developed.

◦    Describe how your project connects to your current or a developing scholarly or creative trajectory.

◦    Describe how your project has a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary impact for other units.

◦    Describe how your project explicitly benefits community partners.
◦    Other notable benefits.