The Slow Professor Reading Group

September 19 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Faculty Center

The Faculty Center invites you to join a reading group this fall for discussion of the book, The Slow Professor. With a snail on the cover and a subtitle of “Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy” your first notions of the thesis of the book by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber are probably spot on. The authors discuss how the tenets of the Slow Movement provide a counterbalance to the increasing demands for speed and efficiency that characterize higher education. A quote from Nancy Chick at the University of Calgary on the back cover reads “Individual faculty should read it to reclaim some of their sanity.” At under 100 pages, there should be the opportunity to consider how savoring rather than counting time, and emphasizing quality over quantity can play out in your own teaching and research. We’ll gather to share our insights and reactions and to practice the slow philosophy.