Making the most of a pre-tenure sabbatical

July 13, 2017

An early or pre-tenure sabbatical is “an opportunity to ensure you are on track to submit a successful tenure file in two to three years,” says Manya Whitaker, before outlining four ways to ensure that the sabbatical meets this purpose. Whitaker recommends that an individual use the time to focus on any areas where they need to improve that have been raised in previous reviews, in addition to spending time strengthening scholarship and evaluating one’s position as a scholar, and engaging in a number of ways to improve courses and teaching practices. Finally, Whitaker recommends taking time—at least two weeks—to get rest and have some fun. Chronicle Vitae