The Academic Sabbatical
A Voyage of Discovery
Imprint: University of Ottawa Press
The Academic Sabbatical: A Voyage of Discovery is a collection of narratives that reveals how important sabbaticals are to faculty and, by extension, to higher education. This in-depth look at the diverse experiences and perspectives provides a wealth of evidence that sabbaticals are instrumental in increasing productivity in terms of research and knowledge dissemination.
These periods of self-directed and focused work enable scholars to restore their academic energies, leading to enhanced engagement with their programs, graduate students, and intellectual exchange among peers. Although not without challenges and tensions, sabbaticals help academics build stronger and deeper connections.
While this book stands alone in promoting the richness and potential of the sabbatical as a structural feature of the academy, it is a great follow-up to The Academic Gateway and Beyond the Academic Gateway, which respectively discuss the tenure-track and tenure experience.
This book is the third in the Lives in the Canadian Academic Landscape triptych.
CHAPTER 1 - Sabbaticals—The Gift of Time! A Thematic Literature Review
Shelleyann Scott and Donald E. Scott
Section A: The First Sabbatical Experience
CHAPTER 2 - Not All That Shines Is Gold: What I Learned During My Sabbatical Year
María del Carmen Rodríguez de France
CHAPTER 3 - The Voyage Continues: Navigating Discovery Between Two Sabbaticals
Susan Elliott - Johns
CHAPTER 4 - The Sabbatical Voyage: A Triptych of Renewal, Reflection, and Research
CHAPTER 5 - (Re)Discovering Academia Through a Sabbatical
Section B: First Sabbaticals with Significant Travel
CHAPTER 6 - Life on the Two Sides of the Pond
CHAPTER 7 - Academic Sabbatical Journey: The Crossovers Between Research and Cultures
Pei - Ying Lin
CHAPTER 8 - Place Making
Lee Anne Block
Section C: Perspective of More Than One Sabbatical
CHAPTER 9 - Practitioner Study Leave and Academic Sabbaticals: An Unsettling Reflection of Both
CHAPTER 10 - Sabbatical Tales: Expectations and Experiences
Cecile Badenhorst, Antoinette Doyle, Jackie Hesson, Xuemei Li, Heather McLeod, Sharon Penney, and Gabrielle Young
CHAPTER 11 - The Academic Sabbatical as a Voyage of Discovery—What Really Counts
CHAPTER 12 - Sabbaticals in a Research - Intensive University: Supports, Tensions, and Outcomes
Donald E. Scott and Shelleyann Scott