The University supports a sabbatical leave program that is available to faculty members who have at least six years service with the university and are tenured. Leaves will be for one semester at full stipend, or one academic year at half stipend. In the case of faculty members on twelve-month appointments, a summer leave may be granted at full stipend. The number available will be limited by the funds available. Additional leaves may be applied for after each six-year period of service.