The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie BergThe Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg

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

byMaggie Berg, Barbara K. Seeber

Paperback | May 2, 2017

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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.

Maggie Berg is a professor in the Department of English at Queen's University. A winner of the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Award for Teaching Excellence, she held the Queen's Chair of Teaching and Learning from 2009 to 2012. Barbara K. Seeber is a professor in the Department of English at Brock University. She received the Brock Fac...
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Title:The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the AcademyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:136 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:8.4 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1487521855

ISBN - 13:9781487521851

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Time Management and Timelessness
2. Pedagogy and Pleasure
3. Research and Understanding
4. Collegiality and Community
Conclusion: Collaboration and Working Together

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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."I read this book with the intensity and engagement that I read a novel. It's a fresh and insightful study that reaches out to readers with wisdom as well as information." - Teresa Mangum, Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa