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 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.
November 5, 2018
The Review of Higher Education, an official publication of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, temporarily suspended submissions this summer due to a significant backlog.
November 2, 2018
Ari Kohen, associate professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, reportedly was taken to task last week by a staffer for U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, after he liked a Facebook photo of a defaced campaign sign for the Nebraska Republican.
November 2, 2018
TIAA Institute on Thursday published findings of a national survey of more than 500 adjunct faculty members. The majority of adjunct instructors are over 40 and primarily teach at a single college or university, “countering common perceptions that faculty is younger and teach at multiple colleges while pursuing a tenure-track position,” according to TIAA. Some 56 percent of those surveyed have their master’s degree while one-third have a doctorate.
November 1, 2018
At one campus doing so, many adjuncts will lose positions, but departments aren't being eliminated.
November 1, 2018
David Sweatt, Allan D. Bass Chair in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, is on leave over accusations that he drugged and raped a graduate student at a conference in another state in 2015, according to Buzzfeed News. Vanderbilt reportedly suspended Sweatt in August, just days after a scientist accused him of rape on Twitter, but 11 months after the university received an anonymous report, but not a formal complaint, about him. 
October 29, 2018
Historians announce their 2020 annual meeting won't have a general theme, to avoid "acrobatics" to fit it. Some like the idea and say that themes are pointless, while others say framing topics help make meetings and even disciplines more cohesive.

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