Colleen Flaherty

Colleen Flaherty, Reporter, covers faculty issues for Inside Higher Ed. Prior to joining the publication in 2012, Colleen was military editor at the Killeen Daily Herald, outside Fort Hood, Texas. Before that, she covered government and land use issues for the Greenwich Time and Hersam Acorn Newspapers in her home state of Connecticut. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 2005 with a degree in English literature, Colleen taught English and English as a second language in public schools in the Bronx, N.Y. She earned her M.S.Ed. from City University of New York Lehman College in 2008 as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. 

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November 13, 2018
Scholars will launch interdisciplinary journal that allows authors to publish under pseudonyms, citing recent threats against polarizing academics. Some like the idea, while posing practical and ethical objections.
November 13, 2018
The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, which previously announced plans to cut 13 majors, on Monday said it will continue to evolve into “a new kind of regional university” and save about half the majors pegged for elimination.
November 13, 2018
Christopher Newfield, professor of English and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Michael Meranze, professor of history at the university’s Los Angeles campus, on Monday announced the formation of the Network of Concerned Academics against anti-intellectualism and other threats to higher education.
November 12, 2018
In what critics say is another bad decision for the U of Louisville Foundation, it's suing a professor it partnered with to launch a failed personalized medicine lab.
November 12, 2018
Former Harvard dean's tweet against required faculty diversity statements sets off debate.
November 12, 2018
Graduate assistants at Georgetown University voted 555 to 108 to form a union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the university and the union announced in a joint statement Friday. Approximately 1,100 students were eligible to vote. The American Arbitration Association conducted the election, as part of an agreement between Georgetown and the union to hold an election outside of National Labor Relations Board channels.
November 12, 2018
Charles Meyrick, an assistant professor of business and economics at Housatonic Community College, is reportedly on leave after giving a Nazi salute during a recent meeting of faculty members and administrators from the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.
November 9, 2018
Some at Michigan are asking why a famous music professor was granted tenure soon after a misconduct investigation that was later allegedly reopened.
November 5, 2018
Soo Ahn, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Bradley University in Illinois, is resigning, following calls that he be terminated in light of his past conviction for sexually abusing a child.
November 5, 2018
Hoping to increase faculty diversity, UC Davis is holding eight open searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise.


February 26, 2015
Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.
January 2, 2014
Judge upholds new Florida rules that would link evaluation of professors to such factors as learning gains and job placement.  
October 25, 2013
Oct. 25, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers explored the views of chief human resources officers on wellness-related penalties, adjuncts and health care, and ignorance about retirement, among other topics. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 13, Inside Higher Ed conducted a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman and Sabrina Ellis of George Washington University analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of chief HR officers was made possible in part by advertising from TIAA-CREF.
November 20, 2012
At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.
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