Bill Jason Priest, Community College Pioneer - download pdf or read online

By Kathleen Krebbs Whitson

ISBN-10: 1417593571

ISBN-13: 9781417593576

ISBN-10: 1574411748

ISBN-13: 9781574411744

There are few issues which are simply American. On that brief record are baseball and the two-year neighborhood university. invoice Jason Priest possessed ability and acumen for either. the higher a part of his existence used to be spent constructing and defining the junior collage into the excellent neighborhood university. His contributions earned him a prestigious position within the annals of upper schooling, yet his character used to be now not considered one of a stereotypical stodgy educator, neither is the tale of his lifestyles a dry read.

After operating his manner via university, Priest performed specialist baseball earlier than serving in Naval Intelligence in the course of international conflict II. His assorted studies contributed to shaping his management type, usually categorised as autocratic and occasionally truculent in conservative convictions. an identical relentless force that introduced him feedback additionally introduced him luck and compliment. Forthright honesty and risk-taking decision mixed with imaginative and prescient caused many confident results.

Priest’s occupation in larger schooling all started with the two-year university process in California ahead of he used to be lured to Texas in 1965 to go the Dallas County Junior collage District. Over the subsequent fifteen years Priest remodeled the junior university application into the Dallas County group university District (DCCCD) and equipped it as much as seven schools. He played significant roles within the evolution of nursing schooling, the founding of a telecommunications middle for the construction of televised classes, the supply and attractiveness of vocational schooling, and in better breadth in noncredit classes. After his retirement in 1981, he endured to function Chancellor Emeritus till 2003.

Drawing from files in addition to from quite a few interviews with Priest and his own affiliates, Kathleen Krebbs Whitson provides the lifetime of an incredible in Texas schooling and divulges his lasting impression upon the neighborhood university movement.

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There was an explosion in the 1960s and by 1964, 130 associate degree nursing programs were being offered and represented eleven percent of all registered nursing programs. In 1965, the National League for Nursing Education created a separate associate degree program component and called for separate accreditation. Again, Priest was ready at the helm and selected the first college of the Dallas Junior College District, El Centro, to be the first twoyear college in Texas to offer an ADN program.

3. e. a building program) by a person who has great ability in this particular field, but who may not be a generalist? 4. What role does the board expect the president to play in the administration of the college? 22 The questions were insightful and somewhat prophetic in that the profile that emerged as the new board members fleshed out 36 • Chapter Four answers was a profile well-fitted to the knowledge and experience of Priest. The article also suggested developing formal criteria for the initial screening of candidates.

It was while at Los Rios that Priest pioneered another innovation in higher education, the telecourse. The husband of a former classmate of Priest was the president of the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) station for the area. Television was still a relatively new medium and the PBS station had time to fill in its daytime programming schedule. The time was offered to the college. Realizing the potential of television to reach additional students who were not able to come to campus, Priest accepted the on-air time slot and offered a history course.

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