1:009 Policy Regarding Legislative Proposals
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1:009 Policy Regarding Legislative Proposals


Austin Peay State University Policy Regarding Legislative Proposals


Issued:  March 30, 2017
Responsible Official:  General Council
Responsible Office:  Office of Legal Affairs


Policy Statement

It is the policy of Austin Peay State University to use limited state funds for the greatest need and opportunity of the University based on the procedures outlined in this policy.


In accordance with 2014 Tenn. Public Acts, Chapter 538, the purpose of this policy is to protect and maintain the integrity of current prioritization and strategic planning processes established to best use limited state funds for public higher education toward greatest need and opportunity and to ensure prudent fiscal policy.


  1. All legislative proposals or requests for state funding toward public higher education capital projects, maintenance, new academic programs, public service, research activities and engagement opportunities or operational support to be brought before the general assembly shall first be considered and acted upon through established processes and procedures to review such requests; provided, however, that if such consideration or action through established processes and procedures is not possible, than such legislative proposals or requests shall be made with the knowledge of the President for which the proposal or request for state funding is made. The President shall be accountable for ensuring that the established processes for considering and evaluating such requests are followed to the greatest extent possible.
  2. At no time shall an employee of Austin Peay State University advance state legislative funding requests without the knowledge of the President.


Public Act no. 538 (2014) http://share.tn.gov/sos/acts/108/pub/pc0538.pdf

Revision Dates

APSU Policy 1:009 – Issued: March 30, 2017

Subject Areas:

Academic Finance General Human



President: signature on file