By amending a rule which has stood for 43 years, the President and Fellows of Harvard College have given professors the option of taking their Sabbaticals for a half year on full pay in addition to the former custom of a whole year on half pay. The old rule was voted in 1880.
In its present form, the rule stands:
"The President and Fellows are disposed to grant occasional leave of absence for one year on half pay or for half a year on full pay to professors and assistant professors." The remaining rules governing Sabbatical leaves were left unchanged.