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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The Morgan Co. Poor Farm Cemetary

The beautiful spring weather last week drew me out-of-doors and took me on a field trip to find the Morgan County Poor Farm Cemetery. Drawn more by curiosity than necessity, I simply wanted to gain an idea of where the farm was situated. With Google Maps, a GPS, and vague description, I found more than headstones. I found purpose.

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