Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The cost of sabbaticals in the US

http://tinyurl.com/luy3y (Wood TV)
A short article looking at the cost and value of paid sabbaticals in the US (not just Egyptology or archaeology): "According to a Detroit News article Sunday, at Michigan's 13 publicly funded universities, more than 500 faculty members took paid sabbaticals that in total cost more than $23 million. Grand Valley State University topped that list, having the highest percentage of faculty on sabbaticals in 2005 . . . . Simply put, McLogan says, 'An Egyptologist needs to go to Egypt every so often to stay current, and usually a sabbatical is the technique used to allow that professor to be able to keep current in their field. It makes them better teachers; it makes them better scholars; and it helps our students.' "
See the above page for more.

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