Policy Number: 2:008 Supersedes Policy Number: None
Date: February 2, 2001 Dated: May 18, 1999
Subject: Faculty Post-Retirement Program (FPRP)
Initiating Authority: Vice President for Academic Affairs
TBR Policy/Guideline Reference:
Approved: President: Signature on File
Austin Peay State University values the knowledge and service of senior faculty members
and supports the opportunity for retired faculty to continue sharing their wisdom and
talents with students and junior faculty.
Austin Peay's commitment to post retirement must be considered in relationship to the
resources of the academic unit and to the University as a whole. As departments continue
to benefit from the service of retired faculty, they must meet the current and future
demands of the department for instruction, advisement, scholarship, and service.
Austin Peay State University will continue to provide opportunity for eligible faculty to
participate in the Faculty Post-Retirement Program (FPRP), subject to Tennessee Board
of Regents (TBR) approval of the program and subject to the TBR guidelines for the
Based on anticipated funding levels, departments may hire eligible retired faculty up to
four years for a minimum of 20% (6 credit hours or the equivalent) to a maximum of
50% (15 credit hours or the equivalent) of their base salary per year for instructional
All faculty will be eligible to apply for post-retirement teaching for 20%-30% of their
base pay. To be eligible to apply for over 30% of their base pay, the amount saved must
be sufficient to hire a new faculty member for the University. Because beginning
teaching salaries vary within the University, amounts for post- retirement eligibility also
will vary. No faculty will be approved for more than 50% of their base pay.
Appointments for non-instructional responsibilities will be considered on an exceptional
basis, depending on the retiring faculty member's unique capabilities and departmental
needs. Exceptions must be supported by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and
approved by the President.