2:033 Adjunct Employees Policy
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2:033 Adjunct Employees Policy


Austin Peay State
Adjunct Employees

Issued:   April 20, 2017

Responsible Official:  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Responsible Office:  Academic Affairs


Policy Statement

Adjunct/Part-Time faculty are faculty whose temporary appointments are based on demand from semester to semester in the respective discipline.


The purpose of this policy is to establish criteria for the hiring, compensation, and evaluation of adjunct/part-time faculty.


Requirements Adjunct/Part-Time faculty teaching courses leading to the Baccalaureate Degree must hold a Master’s degree and 18 completed graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, or hold the minimum of a Master’s degree with a major in the teaching discipline.  In exceptional cases, a part-time/adjunct faculty may present outstanding professional experience and demonstrated contributions to the teaching discipline in lieu of formal academic preparation.  In such cases, the Department Chair must submit a written statement of exception to the Assistant Provost and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Hiring and Orientation

Please follow the link below for the full policy regarding the adjunct hiring and orientation process: http://www.apsu.edu/academic-affairs/resources

Compensation The level of compensation for part-time/adjunct faculty will follow APSU Policy 5:011.  Adjunct/Part-Time employees are paid in four monthly installments in the Fall Semester and Spring Semester. Fall semester payments: September, October, November, and December. Spring semester: February, March, April, and May.  Adjunct/Part-Time employees are paid in one-time payment during intersessions. Wintermester is paid in January. Maymester is paid in May. Adjunct pay is processed through the Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC).

Benefits Adjunct/part-time faculty are not eligible for sick leave, insurance and/or retirement benefits in accordance with State of TN policy and APSU policies. They are eligible to contribute to the University 401k and 403b plan. Adjunct/part-time faculty do not serve on University Faculty Senate committees. 

Adjunct and Part-Time
Instructor Evaluation
The criteria for evaluation of part-time adjunct faculty are consistent with the mission of the university.  Evaluation results may be utilized as a part of the rehiring decision-making process. Please follow the link below for instructions on completing reviews  http://www.apsu.edu/sites/apsu.edu/files/academic-affairs/

Revision Dates

 APSU Policy 2:033 – Issued: April 20, 2017

Subject Areas:

Academic Finance General Human
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