The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

Category: Book
By (author): Berg, Maggie
By (author): Seeber, Barbara
Subject:  EDUCATION / General
  EDUCATION / Higher
  EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
  PHILOSOPHY / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Audience: college/higher education
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Published: March 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

If there is one sector of society that should be cultivating deep thought in itself and others, it is academia. Yet the corporatisation of the contemporary university has sped up the clock, demanding increased speed and efficiency from faculty regardless of the consequences for education and scholarship.

In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter this erosion of humanistic education. Focusing on the individual faculty member and his or her own professional practice, Berg and Seeber present both an analysis of the culture of speed in the academy and ways of alleviating stress while improving teaching, research, and collegiality. The Slow Professor will be a must-read for anyone in academia concerned about the frantic pace of contemporary university life.

From The Publisher*

In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.

Review Quote*

"While The Slow Professor has already raised some eyebrows as an example of "tenured privilege," it's at once an important addition and possible antidote to the growing literature on the corporatization of the university."

Biographical NoteBarbara K. Seeberis a professor in the Department of English at Brock University. She received the Brock Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.