Critical Perspectives

Peg Miller

Peg Miller

Peg Miller received her undergraduate education from UCLA and did her graduate work at Stanford University and the University of Virginia, culminating in a doctorate in English from the University of Virginia. She was an English professor and then a campus administrator at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for fifteen years. In 1986 she moved to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, where she served between 1987 and 1997 as chief academic officer. Among other duties there, she approved degree programs, coordinated the state’s assessment programs, approved institutions to operate in the state, developed a set of indicators of institutional mission, wrote reports to the legislature on issues such as student progress and graduate programs, and oversaw the institutions’ restructuring efforts.In 1997, Miller became president of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE). At AAHE, she continued to address the major challenges currently facing higher education: how to organize for and assess learning, support the scholarship of teaching and learning, extend education beyond the classroom into the community, deal with changing faculty roles, use the new technologies responsibly, ensure quality, and communicate our results to the public. But she widened the association’s scope to include projects that address the public purposes of higher education. Projects initiated under that broader focus include ones on accountability, promoting the success of students of color, and encouraging higher education’s involvement in the community. She was a participant in the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education; served as an advisory commissioner for the Education Commission of the States; chaired the steering committee of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat; was a member of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative’s steering committee; served on the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award panel; and advised the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education on its national report card project, the Educating for a Diverse Democracy project at the University of Michigan, and studentPoll.

Opening Remarks – Technology and Tenure

Question and Answer Session

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Pamela Tucker

Pamela Tucker

As a former science teacher, special education teacher and special education administrator, Dr. Tucker has worked with a variety of student populations and has a particular concern for students who are most at risk of school failure. This special education background permeates everything Tucker does. As a member of the Administration and Supervision program area, she now works with individuals who are pursuing positions as school administrators in both public and private schools. Her goal is to develop future leaders who will be true advocates for all of the students in their schools. Research interests include teacher effectiveness, performance assessment, teacher portfolios, the legal context for teacher evaluation, and the nature of the principalship.

Dr. Tucker discusses the school improvement process in Carrying the Vision.

Dr. Tucker discusses the school change process in Trying to Cope.

Dr. Tucker considers the entanglement issues in Trying to Cope. 

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Pamela Jones

Pamela Jones

Watch Pamela Jones discuss the initial implementation of the literacy initiative at JEB Stuart.

Watch Pamela Jones explain the importance of assessment to literacy.

Watch Pamela Jones consider the needs of all learners at JEB Stuart, regardless of their post-high school plans.

Watch Pamela Jones describe ways to address technology access issues. 

Watch Pamela Jones reflect on her leadership style

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Nancy Null

Nancy Null

Knowledge of Learners

Knowledge of Content

Knowledge of Teaching

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Nancy Hertzog

Nancy Hertzog

Supporting Instructors through Effective Professional Development 

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Mitsuko Clemmons-Nazeer

Mitsuko Clemmons-Nazeer

Mitsuko Clemmons-Nazeer currently serves as the Human Resources Manager for Elementary Schools for the Albemarle County Schools Human Resources Department. Prior to joining the HR Team Mitsuko worked in the career services field and served on the faculty at both the University of Virginia and Florida. Originally from Tidewater, Virginia, she attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate studies and holds a Master of Education degree in College Counseling and Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education from the University of Delaware. Her professional interests include training and development and multicultural education.

Clemmons-Nazeer discusses recruitment challenges.

Clemmons-Nazeer considers minority recruitment and retention issues.

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Megan Tschannen-Moran

Megan Tschannen-Moran

Trust Defined

A Rationale for Focusing on Trust

Recognizing Trust

Barriers to Trust

Building Trust

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Karen Osterman

Karen Osterman

Reflective Practice Defined

Reflective Practice Strategies

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H. Lynn Erickson

H. Lynn Erickson

See Dr. Erickson discuss concept-based learning

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