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Academic Avenger No. 12: Florida Man

This comic strip was inspired by State College of Florida at Manatee-Sarasota Governing Board member Carlos Beruff’s plan to have applicants for faculty positions submit, along with their application, their lowest bid for pay they will accept. Like the Academic

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Academic Avenger No. 11: Hello Wisconsin!

This comic strip was inspired by Scott Walker’s attack on public higher education in Wisconsin Rebecca Schuman’s Slate article on The Tenure Apocalypse the fact that non-tenure track (aka contingent) faculty members make up 76.4% of the faculty at colleges

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Academic Avenger No. 10: Solidarity

In solidarity with the National Adjunct Walkout Day on February 25. (Facebook|Twitter) Here’s a good write-up by Kate Jenkins for The Atlantic.   Like the Academic Avenger on Facebook or follow him on Twitter to hear about new episodes.      

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Adjunct Halloween

Happy Halloween!

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Academic Avenger No. 9: Civilidy!

Today’s adventure was inspired by the current debate about “civility” and academic freedom, including but not limited to the decision by Chancellor Phyllis Wise at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to revoke a written job offer of a tenured

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Academic Avenger No. 8: Temptation Island

It’s mid-August, and the Avenger is enjoying some time off on an otherwise uninhabited tropical island. Suddenly, danger surfaces from amidst the deep blue waters. Is it a shark? No – something far more sinister. Like the Academic Avenger on Facebook or

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Academic Avenger No. 7: Fast Food Worker or Adjunct?

After a hiatus during which he tended to his day job (not being able to subsist on avenging and thin air alone), the Academic Avenger is back with a special Labor Day edition. Labor Day is observed on May 1 pretty

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