2:033 Adjunct Employees Policy
|Austin Peay State
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
|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
|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/
APSU Policy 2:033 – Issued: April 20, 2017
President: signature on file