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The Slow Professor

Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
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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-listen for anyone in academia concerned about the frantic pace of contemporary university life.

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A slow read

I listened to this work about a year ago and still don’t know how I feel about it... it’s call for action feels very favoured towards tenured professors, despite the authors’ promises that that is not the case. Perhaps it deserves another listen now that I have more experience under my belt, but I think I’ll turn to other sources to further my thinking on what it means to be a scholar.

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  • pekosz
  • 2019-05-03

quick read on academic culture

thought provoking, concise commentary on the changing culture in academics and how to implement changes.

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  • Dave Berkey
  • 2019-01-10

Great resource and encouraging

The Sloow Professor is in easy read, filled with thoughtful reflections,and a positive tone making it a greatly enjoyable read.