Faculty need equal sabbatical opportunities: Opinion


Faculty around the world should be given equal sabbatical opportunities, writes Srila Roy, but there are currently distinct differences between the opportunities available to those in the Global South and in the North. Roy writes that sabbaticals are meant to provide scholars with space to “dream differently,” but the most desirable opportunities tend to occur in and be restricted to those in the North by formal criteria or informal networks. Even when a scholar from the Global South successfully lands an international opportunity, they face a variety of obstacles such as visa regimes and border controls, expenses and challenges with deteriorating value of currencies, and other factors. Roy writes that sabbatical opportunities should be “equally within the reach” of all scholars to help nourish them and advance their careers. Times Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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