[PAST EVENT] UnBook Club: The Slow Professor

October 12, 2021
9:30am - 10:45am
Swem Library, Cox Classroom OR Join on Zoom
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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A reading group for those who don’t have time to read! We’ll summarize the chapters and then jump into participant discussion of the concepts, activities, and challenges presented in the book, THE SLOW PROFESSOR.  We will meet twice: 9:30-10:45 am on 10/12 and 10/26. Participants may join in person or on Zoom. These sessions will be facilitated by Candice Benjes-Small, Head of Research at W&M Libraries, and Dr. Meghan M. Sinton of Psychology.

About the book:

If there is one sector of society that should be cultivating deep thought in itself and others, it is academia. Yet the corporatization of the contemporary university has sped up the clock, demand 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.

We have 10 print copies of the book to distribute; others can access it online.  To RSVP and receive appropriate Zoom links, visit https://wm.libwizard.com/id/96e23dee0797dc8237fcde206b8bfe8f


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