This section brings together various resources that may be of use if you have a period without teaching responsibilities where your primary focus is on your research and writing, probably alongside rest and recharging in a fairly serious way. What that is called will vary depending on where you live and how this period is funded. These resources will also be useful for those of you with personal resources to support yourself while you devote time to research and writing. I will refer to this as “sabbatical” for the sake of brevity.
A sabbatical is a wonderful opportunity to reduce the number of things you are working on and give some intense focus to projects that are particularly important to you. You are probably looking forward to reading more, writing more, and reconnecting with the research interests that brought you into this career in the first place. You may also feel overwhelmed or daunted by the possibilities.
All sabbaticals don’t look the same. You may have a clear idea of what you need to accomplish, based on the application for leave, a book contract, or requirements for tenure/promotion. You may be going into sabbatical following a promotion, confirmation of your appointment, or completion of significant administrative duties. You are likely wondering how you will make the most of this time. Your plan for what you want to accomplish may be accompanied by a desire to really think about your future direction and use this time to set yourself up well.
If you are a member of the Studio, log in below to access the resources on this page. If you are not a member, see the Sabbatical Support page on JoVanEvery.ca for more information.