The College took steps to lessen criticism in SACS’ accreditation report that ACC relied too heavily on inadequately supervised adjunct faculty, an allegation made often by the Part-Time Faculty Association, who argued that adjunct faculty taught the same courses as full-timers but received only disproportionately less than what the College paid full-timers. The Board of Trustees approved the expenditure of $688,000 for hiring eighteen new full-time instructors.
In what was both a strategic move to invest in identification of and solutions to social problems and in solutions to them. For instance, he urged all groups and individuals in the College community to to identify pressing social problems and accept responsibility for solving them: poverty, violence, hate, and pessimism among them. “These are things we need to pick off as targets for education,” not merely history, literature, and mathematics.