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Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) - "designed specifically to collect data related to persistence in and completion of postsecondary education programs; relationships between work and education efforts; and the effect of postsecondary education on the lives of individuals."
Institution Survey - counts of faculty; hires & departures; tenure of faculty; tenure policies; retirement & other benefits of faculty
Department Chairperson Survey (1988 only) - faculty composition in department; tenure of faculty in department, faculty hires & departures in department; hiring practices; activities to assess faculty performance; professional & developmental activities
Faculty Survey - sociodemographic characteristics; academic & professional background; field of instruction; employment history; current employment status including rank & tenure; workload; courses taught; publications; job satisfaction & attitudes; career & retirement plans; benefits & compensation