UT’s New ‘Journal of Administrative Antics’

Brian Anse Patrick, an associate professor at the University of Toledo, has founded and is asking for submissions to an online, much-needed, interdisciplinary journal on the “vapid self-serving excess by administrative ‘elites’ that have adapted themselves to functioning at general social expense.”

Anyone interested in exposing administrative foibles might consider approaches such as the following:

  • Analyses of administrative rhetoric, themes, equivocations, techniques, either by methods of textual analysis or quantitative content analysis or by other means.

  • Econometric studies.

  • Comparative analyses.

  • Case studies. 

  • Ethnomethodological or participant-observer studies.

  • Literature reviews.

  • Effects research.

  • Nomothetic or historical analyses.

  • Anthropological-based approaches

May the JAA thrive and grow. 

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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