Faculty: Sabbatical Replacement Guidelines
B&P encourages all faculty to take sabbaticals. Planning for a sabbatical cannot begin too soon to ensure all deadlines are met and that teaching responsibilities are handled in the best way possible.
Replacing faculty members who take sabbaticals is new to the School. Past sabbaticals have worked largely through colleague coverage and not through hiring outside replacements. The School now has the resources to hire outside coverage thereby allowing more studio faculty to utilize the substantial benefits of a semester away from teaching responsibilities.
the responsibility of the area chair—or designee—to make sure that the
Curriculum Specialist has appropriately included the sabbatical replacement as
the official instructor of record on all necessary courses.
7. It is the responsibility of the faculty member on sabbatical to check in with students in the studio to ensure success and that expectations are being met.
In the interest of protecting the integrity of studio instruction, our distinctive mode of instruction within the School, and the relationships of trust that must exist between students and their studio faculty, B&P has requested that the assistant director work with the undergraduate coordinator to develop a means to inform students of studio best practices and their rights. These practices include, but are not limited to, the contracted number of lessons students receive per semester (currently set at 13), the expectation that they have regular weekly meeting times, and the expectation that lessons missed by a faculty member will be made up at a mutually agreeable time.