The nature of contingent employment is stark: an exchange of constrained teaching for minimal pay. The scholarship or collegial participation in shared governance of these faculty members is not of concern to the institution, and if fully 65 percent of the current academic workforce is employed in this way, the other 35 percent cannot be far behind.Update:
More fun stats:
Auburn University: 63.3%
University of California System: ranges from 72.4 to 83%
Number of Doctoral and Research Universities with 100% contingent faculty: 13.