Sabbatical & Professional Improvement Leave Planning

Sabbatical & Professional Improvement Leave Planning

Guidance, resources, and information about procedures, funding, and strategies related to sabbatical and professional improvement leave for UMass Amherst faculty.


The Academic Personnel Office (APO) in the Office of the Provost manages information and procedures related to faculty leave.

APO's Professional Improvement Programs include Sabbatical Leave and Senior Lecturer Professional Improvement Leave. 

APO's Academic Personnel Workflow System (APWS) is a tool for faculty and librarian personnel actions, such as applying for reappointment, promotion, tenure, or sabbatical leave.