Book Discussion: The Slow Professor by Berg & Seeber, Sept 11, 12:30; Sept 15, 9:30 a.m., Sept 20, 12:30

A manifesto for creativity and connection in the face of corporate values in higher education that emphasize efficiency, productivity, competition, and regulation.

“We believe that we can combat stress and cynicism – while keeping ourselves alive – by promoting a pedagogy of pleasure.  Such a notion has the additional attraction of being antithetical to corporate values” (35).

The FDC will host several book discussions on The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg & Barbara Seeber (U Toronto P 2016). 90 pages.

Sojourner Truth Library call # LB2331.B45 2016 and via

eBook:  Slow Professor

Some copies available via the FDC (wymans@newpaltz.edu)

Dates & Times: Monday, September 11, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m

Friday, September 15, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 20, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: FDC 113 College Hall

To propose additional meeting times, please contact Sarah Wyman (wymans@newpaltz.edu).