Fun New Academic Journal

Professors who manage a blog at the University of Toledo have announced plans for a national peer-reviewed journal.

That’s a national peer-reviewed journal devoted entirely to critiquing the way academic administrators screw up colleges. According to a post at the blog, called the Arts & Sciences College Forum:

Recognizing that the temper of our times is increasingly one of vapid self-serving excess by administrative “elites” that have adapted themselves to functioning at general social expense, this new academic and professional journal is now in the process of formation. The first issue is expected to be published in June of 2011, and thereafter will be published twice annually. Initial publication will be online with the expectation of adding a print edition sometime within the first two years.

The journal will apparently consider all forms of submissions, including case studies, literature reviews, comparative analyses, nomothetic or historical analyses, and “analyses of administrative rhetoric, themes, equivocations, techniques, either by methods of textual analysis or quantitative content analysis or by other means.”

The publication will be called The Journal of Administrative Antics.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer