Faculty Reads - The Slow Professor

When:
Oct 3, 2017 - 1:00 to 3:00
Location:
Robert Langen Art Gallery

Faculty Reads is a book club initiative that brings together Faculty members and other interested members of our community to read and discuss notable books with a specific bearing on our teaching, research and institutional environment.

The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

by Maggie Berg & Barbara Seeber

Author's Presentation followed by Questions & Answers Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Robert Langen Art Gallery (Waterloo campus Library, main floor)

"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-read for anyone in academia concerned about the frantic pace of contemporary university life."

Let's discuss.

An e-book copy of The Slow Professor is available to borrow from the Library by clicking here. The book is available for purchase from major book retailers. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.

Questions? Contact Debbie Chaves at dchaves@wlu.ca (library.wlu.ca) or 3417 OR Shirley Hall at shall@wlu.ca (wlu.ca/edev) or 5452.

This is a joint effort from the Library and the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence. We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please contact either of us to discuss accommodation.

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