Closing the gaps in higher education
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Closing the gaps in higher education Proceedings of the thirty-ninth annual Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education meeting in conjunction with ... Conference on Higher Education ; 39th, 1977)

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Published by Published for the Conference by Oregon State University Press .
Written in English


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  • College administrators,
  • Universities and colleges,
  • West (U.S.)

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8344886M
ISBN 100870712772
ISBN 109780870712777

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