17. Faculty Development Leave/Sabbaticals
Faculty Development Leave for research and writing is a method used to enhance university instruction and research. In 1967, the Texas legislature recognized the importance of faculty development leave, adopted legislation, and set forth guidelines for the awarding of development leaves. The Texas legislature suggests these programs be designed to assist teaching and other academic professionals to develop and pursue worthy academic research that required significant time and the absences of distractions. Faculty Development Leaves are subject to the laws of the State of Texas and to TAMU System policies and regulation.