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Providing Useful Information for Deans and Department Chairs New Directions for Institutional Research (J-B IR Single Issue Institutional Research) by Mary K. Kinnick

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Published by Jossey-Bass .
Written in English


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  • Administration - General,
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  • Education / Administration

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Number of Pages110
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Open LibraryOL8149885M
ISBN 10078799989X
ISBN 109780787999896

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