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National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, 2004

Metadata Updated: August 13, 2023

The National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, 2004 (NSOPF:04), is the last iteration in a series of studies that form the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) program. NSOPF:04 ( is a cross-sectional survey that provides a national profile of postsecondary faculty and instructional staff: their professional backgrounds, responsibilities, workloads, salaries, benefits, and attitudes. The study was conducted using self-administered web-based questionnaires and a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) of postsecondary faculty and instructional staff. Postsecondary faculty and instructional staff in the academic term of Fall 2003 were sampled. The study weighted response rate was 76 percent for postsecondary faculty and 84 percent for institutions. Key statistics produced from NSOPF:04 are counts of faculty, faculty hires and departures, tenure of faculty, tenure policies, retirement and other benefits of faculty, faculty characteristics, employment history, current employment status including rank and tenure, workload, courses taught, publications, job satisfaction and attitudes, career and retirement plans, and benefits and compensation.

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Metadata Created Date August 13, 2023
Metadata Updated Date August 13, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 13, 2023
Metadata Updated Date August 13, 2023
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Identifier 6de62baf-4d69-4213-886e-994fd87e0a0e
Data First Published 2005-05-15
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-06-23T18:19:45.231375
Rights IES uses Restricted-data Licenses as a mechanism for making more detailed data available to qualified researchers. Please request license to access data by submitting an application via the link in "Resources".)
Public Access Level restricted public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Office of the Secretary (OS) > Institute of Education Sciences (IES) > National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Temporal 2003/2004

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