The Slow Professor: A Review

In The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber clearly state that slowing down is not to be conflated with unchecked leisure. Rather, “Slow professors act with purpose,” they write, “taking the time for deliberation, reflection, and dialogue, cultivating emotional and intellectual resilience” (11). In the past few weeks, Berg and Seeber have received a lot of press that missed this point. Browsing through the comments on sites like Inside Higher EdNPR and any variety of blogs, many exasperated faculty claim slowing down to be impossible, or they charge the authors with failing to check their tenured privilege.
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