There are different processes for SF State Faculty to participate in professional development and training, or take personal leave. See the resources below for more information. For a detailed list of paid leaves of absence and unpaid leaves of absence, please visit SF State's Human Resources Leave of Absence page.
PURPOSE AND TYPE OF LEAVES WITH PAY
The purpose of the leave with pay is to enable a faculty member to undertake professionally related activities that cannot be undertaken in the course of the person's full-time university responsibilities. Such leaves should result in developing the skills, the understandings, and professional satisfaction of the individual, thereby benefiting the university.
The leave with pay shall be granted for the purpose of research, scholarly and creative activity, instructional improvement or faculty retraining, general study, and/or travel in connection with any of the above. Other purposes with potential for service to the university are equally appropriate. No one of the above mentioned purposes for a leave should be given priority. Faculty may apply simultaneously for different leave types but can only choose one.
For more information about leaves with pay leaves:
- Leave with Pay Policy (S22-301): Academic Senate Policy
- Sabbatical Leave: Article 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
- Difference in Pay Leave: Article 28 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Leave with Pay Workshop - Fall 2023
Leave with Pay Application On-line Workshop for Faculty
The Academic Senate Faculty Affairs Committee and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invite faculty preparing applications for a Leave With Pay (LWP) including Sabbaticals (1 semester full pay and 1 year/half-pay) and Difference in Pay leaves (DIP’s) to participate in an online Leave With Pay Application workshop on Wednesday September 6, 2023; 1 – 2:30 PM via zoom LWP On-line Workshop for Faculty to answer questions and receive information as faculty prepare their application. Representatives from the Academic Senate Faculty Affairs Committee and the office Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will lead the workshop. The session will be recorded and made available for all those who are unable to attend. Thank you.
Leave with Pay Application Workshop Recording Zoom link
Sabbatical Application Information Sheet
Sabbatical leaves may be granted for one semester with full pay; or for two semesters with half pay. The collective bargaining agreement (Article 27) has changed the way in which academic year, half-pay applications are evaluated. For this reason, if a faculty member receives an academic year, half-pay sabbatical, they cannot change to a one-semester, full pay sabbatical.
Application Deadline for Lecturer Faculty is October 2, 2023
Applications will be submitted in Interfolio. To request an application file, please inform Faculty Affairs by submitting your information in the following link: Sabbatical Application File Request (Qualtrics). Once the sabbatical application case file has been created, faculty will receive an email notification and access link.
The Difference in Pay Leave Application Information Sheet
Difference In Pay (DIP) leaves may be granted for one or two semesters at a difference in pay between the recipient's salary for each leave semester and the salary of a Step 1 temporary instructor.
Application Deadline is October 2, 2023.
Applications will be submitted in Interfolio. To request an application file, please inform Faculty Affairs by submitting your information in the following link: Difference in Pay Application File Request (Qualtrics). Once the DIP application case file has been created, faculty will receive an email notification and access link.
Status of Employee Benefits While on Leave
This document provides an explanation of your employee benefits for Leave with Pay/Difference in Pay Leaves.
Leave Information Sheet
You are required to return to full-time employment at San Francisco State University (or elsewhere in the CSU System) for the equivalent of one term for each term of leave.
Leave With Pay Bond/Waiver of Bond Form
Submit to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in ADM 451 by June 1, 2023.
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY PROGRAMS
Personal Leaves Without Pay
Personal leaves of absence without pay may be granted by the President. A personal leave of absence without pay may be for purposes of unpaid sick leave, outside employment, maternity/paternity, family care leave, or other purposes of a personal nature. No service credit shall accrue toward probation, sabbatical eligibility, difference in pay eligibility, service salary increase eligibility, or seniority except as provided in provisions 22.22 and 22.23 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Read more Faculty Manual, p.28.
Professional Leaves Without Pay
Professional leaves of absence without pay may be granted by the President. A professional leave of absence without pay may be for purposes of research, advanced study, professional development, or other purposes of benefit to the campus. Professional leave without pay may not be taken for outside employment. Outside employment, defined as remunerative activity that does not contribute to the campus, is considered personal leave without pay. Read more Faculty Manual, p.28.
Note: Personal and professional leaves without pay are governed by Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. A faculty member is eligible to submit a written application for a leave of absence without pay in accordance with this article.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY PROGRAMS
The Leave of Absence Without Pay program (LOA/WOP) is designed to grant a full or partial leave of absence without pay for up to one (1) year. Leaves of absence without pay may be granted for the following reasons:
- Loan of an employee to another governmental agency;
- Family leaves include childbirth, adoption or serious health condition of spouse, parent or child;
- Outside employment that would lessen the impact of a potential layoff, or a layoffs,
- Temporary incapacity due to personal illness or injury, including pregnancy;
- Other satisfactory reasons.
Leaves without pay granted for periods of disability related to pregnancy are subject to leaves of absence with pay provision. In addition, medical verification may be required.
For more information about leave without pay form visit Human Resources page:
Leave of Absence Without Pay (including Family and Medical Leave) Practice Directive P415
Stipend for Faculty Development and Professional Training
Stipends can be provided to full- or part-time faculty for the completion of training and professional development activities. Examples of training and professional development constitute attendance in workshops, webinars, or learning communities that provide the development of teaching, learning, and classroom management skills. Stipends cannot be provided for training required by law or CSU policy.
To process stipend requests, the unit hosting the training or professional development opportunity must contact the unit administrator (i.e. college dean or MPP of unit designee) for pre-approval. Departments may then submit the FTPD Stipend Request and Approval Form (Docusign link here).
For more information on stipend eligibility and procedures, see the Guidelines for Faculty Training and Professional Development (FTPD) Stipend. If request a stipend,
Note: Honorariums and faculty additional pay processes continue to be available for other payment types.
- An honorarium is a one-time payment for a special lecture/seminar given by an individual for a specific class or instruction program under the direction of a University faculty member or administrator. If the honorarium is for a University employee, the event must be outside the normal duties and responsibilities and performed outside scheduled work hours. An honorarium is defined as a form of payment and is not considered an additional or overload appointment. Similar to a Performance Bonus, an honorarium does not increase base salary and does not impact benefits, retirement or any future employment.
- Faculty Additional Pay (2403) is used to appoint full-time faculty unit employees to additional employment that meets the criteria in Article 36 of the CBA between the CSU and the CFA (refer to Attachment A.) Additional employment appointments may be made up to a time base of 25% of full time during the full-time faculty unit employee’s work year. In addition, 10-month or academic year employees may be appointed up to full time outside of the work year, such as during break periods between academic terms.