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Sabbaticals, Fellowships, and Awards Committee




  • Alan Buckley, Chair
  • Claudia Szekely-Garcia
  • Josh Kanin
  • Kimberly James
  • Dorothy Chin
 ​   Administrators
  • Sherri Lee-Lewis, Vice Chair
  • Ida Danzey
  • Patricia Burson

     Scope and Function: Sabbaticals, Fellowships and Awards Committee
     Membership: Faculty and Administrators, 2:1 ratio
     The Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the awarding of leave time
     and financial stipends to support individual faculty as they pursue worthwhile professional
     development activities, such as formal study, independent research, creative projects, field
     studies, or travel related to their profession not otherwise possible through a normal
     workload assignment.
     A. Develops and makes available a set of formal standards and matrix that will be applied in sabbatical
         and fellowship applications.  
     B. Establishes procedures and timelines governing sabbatical and fellowship applications.
     C. Publicizes the availability of and faculty members’ eligibility for sabbaticals and fellowships.
     D. Provides workshops that clarify the sabbatical and fellowship applications and the evaluation process.
     E. Evaluates sabbatical and fellowship recipients’ reports summarizing their experiences and activities.
     F. Nominates the Faculty of the Year for approval by Senate.

2015-2016 Meetings

October 1, 2015, 1:00 pm, HSS 261
​Agenda ​Minutes
​October 8, 2015, 1:00 pm, HSS 261
Agenda Minutes
November 5, 2015, 1:00 pm, HSS 261 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2015, 1 pm, HSS 261
Agenda Minutes

2014-2015 Meetings

​November 6, 2014, 3:15 pm, Science 251
Agenda ​Minutes
​November 20, 2014, 3:15 pm, Science 251
Agenda Minutes
​December 11, 2014, 11:15 am, Science 251 Agenda Minutes
​May 14, 2015, 11 am, Skybox
Agenda Minutes




​2015-2016 Sabbatical Recipients
​2014-2015 Sabbatical Recipients
Approved Fall 2013  

Approved Spring 2014​  

Sabbatical Proposals and Reports

​Oriana Kim-Rajab, Life Sciences
Fall 2014
​Patricia Nakao, Counseling
Spring 2014

​Esau Tovar, Counseling
Spring 2014


Published Article

 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION  for full time and adjunct faculty--due April 8, 2015

    Fellowship Application Pointers (PowerPoint presentation given 3/18/14)

HAYWARD AWARD 2015 NOMINATIONS due November 14, 2014

       Hayward Award Nomination Form


  • 2015 Nominee for Hayward Award for Teaching Excellence: Professor Lorrie Ivas, Business
  • 2012-2013 SMC Faculty of the Year: Professor Eric ​​​Oifer
  • 2012-2013 Nominee for Hayward Award​​ for Teaching Excellence: Professor Eric Oifer, Social Science​​