sabbatical leave

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Noun1.sabbatical leave - a leave usually taken every seventh year
leave, leave of absence - the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
sabbatical year - a sabbatical leave lasting one year
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If the Director goes on Sabbatical Leave, Study Leave, or any other temporary Leave assignment, it shall be the business of Council to appoint an 'Acting Director.
Long recently completed her term as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and will take a year-long sabbatical leave to focus on educational opportunities with full-time research and study.
The sabbatical leave procedure for the medical school approved last August by the UMass trustees consists of eight pages of policies and a three-page application form.
The biggest benefit is it was a really good sabbatical leave.
The union is also seeking a reduction in working hours as a significant minority of staff work 40 hours a week, overnight allowances for employees working away from home and an improved sabbatical leave scheme to help people who want to take a break from work.
This part spring, while on a much anticipated sabbatical leave, I found myself prostrate with an unexpected illness: kidney stones.
Not only was she covering for a member of staff who was on sabbatical leave but Dr Jones was also told the staff cuts were because of a 'funding crisis'.
Dr Forster has announced he will be taking sabbatical leave from January.
McDonald alleges the college denied him a promotion by putting an unpaid staff member who was on sabbatical leave back on the payroll.
We have also drawn up a blueprint on flexible working, and are trying to formalise sabbatical leave arrangements.
The final chapter examines sabbatical leave and suggests possible impacts on job satisfaction through the faculty members development, and increased productivity through the sabbatical experience.
At this time, an American scholar of German Protestant ancestry, Hermann Weigand, Professor of German language and literature at Yale University, spent his sabbatical leave in Germany, accompanied by his wife and his daughter Erika, of high school age.