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Are Academic Workloads increasing? The post-war survey evidence in the UK

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Are Academic Workloads increasing? The post-war survey evidence in the UK. / Tight, Malcolm.

In: Higher Education Quarterly, Vol. 64, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 200-215.

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Tight, Malcolm. / Are Academic Workloads increasing? The post-war survey evidence in the UK. In: Higher Education Quarterly. 2010 ; Vol. 64, No. 2. pp. 200-215.

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