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Teaching Faculty in Academe, 1972-1973

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • American Council of Education
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation. Research Applied to National Needs
Free Keywords
academic achievement; academic degrees; academic tenure; college activities; college faculty; colleges; community colleges; social attitudes; teacher attitudes; teachers; teaching (occupation); teaching conditions; universities; work attitudes; work environment
  • Abstract

    This study is a replication of a part of the 1968-1969 survey of college and university faculty conducted by the American Council of Education (ACE) and the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. In order to reflect the many significant changes in American education since the initial study, this reassessment was undertaken during the 1972-1973 academic year. Included in the sample were teaching faculty from 78 universities, 181 four-year colleges, and 42 junior or community colleges, with faculty size ranging from fewer than 20 to approximately 4,500. The data collection includes information on the faculty surveyed, such as work history, number and type of academic degrees, description of current position (e.g., tenure status, hours per week spent teaching, current funders for scholarly work, and number of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in current courses), work roles (e.g., department chairmanships, faculty-wide appointments, and professional activities, such as consulting work, works published, and memberships in professional associations), current practices and teaching goals, and opinions and attitudes about many aspects of academia (e.g., federal aid for college students, minority hiring practices, and current working conditions). Additional information includes each respondent's single most outstanding professional accomplishment or achievement. Demographic data include age, education, employment, gender, income, race, and marital status.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972 / 1973
    Time period: 1972--1973
  • 1972 / 1973
    Collection date: 1972--1973
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Faculty at colleges and universities in the United States.
Stratified random sampling was used. The same 301 institutions sampled in the original 1968-1969 survey (which had been arrayed into 35 stratification cells based on institution type, control, level of selectivity, and institutional affluence) were used in this follow-up survey.
Collection Mode
  • The National Chicano Research Network, located at the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, created an OSIRIS dictionary for the collection and made the collection available to ICPSR.

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation. Research Applied to National Needs (GE-34394).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7914 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07914.v1
  • Xie, Yu, Shauman, Kimberlee A.. Sex differences in research productivity: New evidence about an old puzzle. American Sociological Review.63, (6), 847-870.1998.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ashraf, Javed. The influence of gender on faculty salaries in the United States, 1969-89. Applied Economics.28, (7), 857 -1996.
    • ID: 10.1080/000368496328308 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

American Council of Education (1984): Teaching Faculty in Academe, 1972-1973. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.