A pricey, familiar perk for new UMass head
Promised a paid leave after 5 years
The University of Massachusetts has promised its new leader, Robert Caret, up to a year-long sabbatical at his presidential salary when he eventually steps down, similar to the controversial perk recently awarded to outgoing president Jack Wilson. The university may also provide fully paid sabbaticals to outgoing chancellors. The Globe contacted 29 institutions similar to UMass. Of that group, four said they typically offer departing chancellors and presidents a paid sabbatical of a year or longer at their administrative salary, five sometimes do and 19 rarely or never offer the perk.