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Some current issues in American higher education an address presented to the Conference of Commonwealth Vice Chancellors, Aspen, Colorado, September 7, 1976 by Alan Pifer

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Published by Overseas Liaison Committee, American Council on Education in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Education, Higher -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Alan Pifer.
SeriesOLC paper -- no. 11
ContributionsConference of Commonwealth Vice Chancellors, Aspen, Colo., 1976.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLA227.3 .P5
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18175331M

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