Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Faculty, 1996-1997 (ICPSR 2681)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
The primary purpose of this survey is to collect data on the salaries, tenure, and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty by contract length, sex, and academic rank. These data permit analysis, from a national perspective, of the number and tenure status of full-time faculty members in relation to enrollment and number of degrees granted, and the evaluation of faculty compensation in relation to institutional financial resources, for an indication of the economic status of institutions. These data also enable trend analysis of average full-time salaries for an assessment of the economic status of full-time faculty. Salary data include total salary outlays and the total number of instructional faculty that were paid those outlays. Tenure data include number of faculty with tenure, number on tenure track, and number not on tenure track. Benefits data include fringe benefit expenditures and the number of full-time faculty covered by retirement, medical/dental, and group life insurance plans.
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U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. INTEGRATED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS): SALARIES, TENURE, AND FRINGE BENEFITS OF FULL-TIME FACULTY, 1996-1997. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02681.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02681.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States, Global
Date of Collection:
Universe: The salary universe was developed by selecting from the 1996-1997 Institutional Characteristics (IC) Universe I: all accredited higher education institutions (including the accredited less-than-two-year institutions) and nonaccredited institutions that grant bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first-professional degrees.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
Sample: The survey was mailed to 3,670 institutions in 1996-1997, with 2,204 sent to four-year institutions, 1,438 to two-year institutions, and 28 to less-than-two-year institutions.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-04-30
- 2006-01-18 File CB2681.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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