Peg Miller

Peg Miller, Professor of Education, University of Virginia
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