sabbaticals

Robinson, Dr. David drobinson at bellarmine.edu
Mon Jun 9 06:24:19 EST 2003




Here's a crazy question.....its about sabbaticals.

My college just started offering faculty sabbaticals, so no one here
really has an experienced answer. So how DOES one go about identifying a
host lab to work in for a 6-month to year sabbatical?

Is it proper "etiquette" to just email or telephone someone whose
research you admire and ask them to take you in (even though they don't
really know you)?  Of course, I would have my own salary, and of course
I would visit the lab afterwards to make sure its a good "match" and
all, before I moved in...

Or is it standard practice to only make such a request of a colleague
that you have a long-standing relationship with (someone you have met at
past annual meetings, for instance)?

Thanks for any advice.............  Dave Robinson


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