I hope that this extra-long post was beneficial for you in getting you started with your own sabbatical proposal. It opened the door to discussion with my employer and they are now more aware of the value of a sabbatical.
Section 7 — My Commitment In this section I spoke of my commitment to the job and the company and my belief that this sabbatical would only strengthen my value as an employee. Collaborations If your project includes collaborators or the use of facilities at another location, include a letter of acknowledgement aligning expectations from relevant parties.
In my case not only did I want to spend the summer in Oregon but I also knew that we had some bigger projects at work that would be wrapped up early fall. Section 3 — Sabbatical Overview This is the meat and potatoes section where you lay out all the details of your amazing plan.
Section 6 — Preliminary Work Coverage Plan The plain truth is that while you are gone someone is going to need to cover your job duties.
In my case our team was already dealing with a proposed move which would have required at least one team member to move to a different state. So there you have it!
Be very specific here.