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The 12 months 1844 observed a momentous presidential election, spiritual turmoil, westward growth, and diverse different interwoven occasions that profoundly affected the U.S. as a state. writer and journalist John Bicknell information those compelling occasions during this strange background ebook. He explains how the election of James ok. Polk guaranteed the growth that introduced Texas, California, and Oregon into the union. This came about amidst anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic violence, the assumption within the forthcoming moment coming of Christ, the homicide of Joseph Smith, Charles Goodyear’s patenting of vulcanized rubber, the near-death of President John Tyler in a freak naval explosion, and masses extra. All of those parts illustrate the competing visions of the yank destiny and the way Polk’s victory cemented the imaginative and prescient of a continental country.

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More importantly, I refer to the expansion in numbers and responsibilities of teaching assistants (graduate lab and section leaders and exam evaluators), undergraduate “readers” of exams, part-time graduate and some undergraduate research assistants, nonfaculty research personnel (hired mainly through research institutes on “soft” grant monies), and appointments of both full-time and part-time lecturers and instructors (of which we will hear more later). All of these classes are ancillary to the tenure-track faculty and reflect the partial renunciation of traditional faculty responsibilities.

Robs faculty of their knowledge and skills, their control over their working lives, the product of their labor, and ultimately, their means of livelihood” (David Noble, quoted in Stokes 2011: 198). • In keeping with larger trends, the 1980s saw an upsurge of an “accountability mania” in industry and in federal and state governments—more on this in the chapter 3. This also spread to academia. One of its ingredients was to develop “performance indicators” such as test scores of graduating students, graduation rates, and job placement.

Dynamics of american universities 37 The addition of psychotherapy and counseling to student health services was a further transfer of faculties’ responsibilities as moral authorities. More importantly, I refer to the expansion in numbers and responsibilities of teaching assistants (graduate lab and section leaders and exam evaluators), undergraduate “readers” of exams, part-time graduate and some undergraduate research assistants, nonfaculty research personnel (hired mainly through research institutes on “soft” grant monies), and appointments of both full-time and part-time lecturers and instructors (of which we will hear more later).

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