According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term Sabbatical originally referred to "a year of rest for the land observed every seventh year in ancient Judea." Its purpose was to let the land renew itself so it could be more productive in the future.
Could you use a period of reflection and renewal while exploring new ideas and opportunities which will reaffirm your passion for your discipline and contribute to the Mission of Grand Rapids Community College? Consider applying for a Sabbatical, the college's most prestigious scholarly professional development opportunity.
All full-time faculty members with at least six years of service are eligible to apply. Please refer to the links on the right for additional information. The "Application" link includes policy details and instructions on how to apply. The "Rubric" link gives you an insight on what the Committee is looking for in an application and the Sabbatical Awards Report includes post-sabbatical reporting examples.
The due date for 2023-24 Sabbatical Applications is Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Sabbatical Committee Members
|Andrew Rozema (Chair)||Computer Information Systems||2017|
|Robert Hendershot||Social Sciences||2019|
|Julie Parks||Business & Industry|
|Lisa Radak||Health Sciences|
|Heather Richards||Social Sciences||2021|
|Matthew Schenk||Visual Arts||2020|
|Nate Spahn||Applied Technology/Manufacturing||2022|
|Jason Vinson||Liberal Arts|
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