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Your Participation in a 5 Question Education Industry Survey
So we'd like you to take a moment to answer five questions about the changes and challenges currently facing higher education institutions.

opinion survey  higher education professional, your opinion is important to us. So we'd like you to take a moment to answer five questions about the changes and challenges currently facing higher education institutions. Your responses to this survey will be treated anonymously—and will form part of the research for an upcoming TEC paper entitled Market Report: Accommodating Change Management in Higher Education . To thank you for your participation, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of this report. Simply

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