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Adjunct Faculty Handbook

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Adjunct Faculty
Retirement & Insurance

Eligibility of adjunct faculty for retirement and/or insurance benefits varies depending on several factors including number of credits taught and prior participation. Please note not all adjunct are eligible.


Adjunct faculty may be eligible for a number of retirement plans, these include both mandatory plans such as the Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association and voluntary plans such as the Deferred Compensation Plan.  

Adjunct faculty are eligible for the mandatory plan when they achieve 0.25 FTE (six credits) or if they have prior participation in the Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association.  For a list of available mandatory and voluntary retirement options, please visit

Contact Information

For more information regarding eligibility requirements please contact Tara Sprengeler at (507)-389-2016 or



Only adjunct faculty members with multiple appointments are eligible for the State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP). 

An adjunct faculty member holding separate appointments at different institutions shall have such assignments combined for purposes of determining eligibility for insurance.

To be eligible for this benefit, such adjunct faculty members must report any multiple appointments to the Human Resources office at each reporting institution.