Austin Peay State University Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Academic Support Center Writing Tutor

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    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at Austin Peay State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with and management was always helpful and kind. They are also lenient when you need time off.

    Cons

    I didn't agree with the way some things were done, and many of the tutors felt like we couldn't do anything about it. Students tended to use tutors to get a slip that said they attended a session and then blamed you when their grades were bad. Management supported its tutors for the most part. Online submitters will send in the same paper 100 times until you fix every single error, and you don't have the power to tell them you won't review their paper again (and eventually you see a paper so many times that you've written it at this point and it's probably plagiarism).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My biggest advice would be to find a way to monitor online submissions and then set a limit to how many times one paper can be reviewed by our tutors. We are there to help students, yes, but it does NOT help them to point out every error and tell them how to fix it. They learn nothing that way. They do the bare minimum of work because we do it for them, and then they get rewarded with a grade they could not have gotten if they did some of the editing work themselves. Many (I would say most) of the students do not abuse our system that way, but it happened enough to be a frustrating issue that led me to consider quitting before I graduated.

    Recommends
  2. Beware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Austin Peay State University

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good peers.

    Cons

    Deceptive management practices with a good deal of illegal activity. Management does not respect or desire independent thinking. Upper management simply cannot be trusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on. You are damaging an otherwise good university.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great place to study and work.

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    Former Employee - SLA Leader in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - SLA Leader in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at Austin Peay State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good pay.

    Cons

    I have no complains. This job was what I needed as a student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Not terrible, but I wouldn't mind some changes.

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    Current Employee - Professor in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Professor in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Austin Peay State University full-time

    Pros

    We have a lot of really great programs in place to keep faculty active in research and learning. Our students are down-to-earth. I love them! I love the opportunities and benefits I've been given there. I've been offered other jobs, but have not taken them because they didn't offer me what I had at the Peay.

    Cons

    We rely too heavily on adjunct labor. Because of our location, we don't always get great interview pools and have hired people we have regretted and it's very hard to get rid of them due to the tenure process. It makes me absolutely abhor my department. Our pay during the school year is a joke compared to comparable schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to find a way to make it easier to recruit top students in surrounding schools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Friendly and forgiving place to work

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    Current Contractor - Functional Support Specialist in Clarksville, TN
    Current Contractor - Functional Support Specialist in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Austin Peay State University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very family friendly. everyone is understanding of life problems.

    Cons

    Not the greatest of pay since they are on a government regulated pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more office and department get togethers to bring everyone together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Media Specialist

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    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at Austin Peay State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with faculty, staff, and students was fun. Also, learning how to create brochures, flyers, and other print orders.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up. Some other departments demand need by dates without much notice. Not neccesarily the media departments fault though.

    Recommends
  8. Student Support Services Division

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    Current Employee - Student Support Services in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Student Support Services in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Austin Peay State University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work/life balance, supportive administration

    Cons

    Location, salary, difficult to salary increase despite personal improvement in qualifications and experience, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider performance-based salary reviews or other performance-based compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. I was expecting more from the school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at Austin Peay State University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a growing school to work for
    It's a pretty simple place
    It's a nice place to start off for and good place to transfer from.

    Cons

    They are all over the place with hiring good professors
    Communication is lacking between students and staff
    Focuses more on the work than the actual learning
    Only has certain programs for students to participate from

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the cons I listed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Co-workers are nice, but the students are not the best

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    Former Contractor - Assistant Professor in Clarksville, TN
    Former Contractor - Assistant Professor in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at Austin Peay State University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    -My department was tight knit and there are some great people to work with
    -Benefits are decent

    Cons

    -Pay is not the best
    -Students at this university are frustrating to deal with at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the entry requirements for students

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