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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October 18, 2018
Large-scale humanities Ph.D. tracking effort finds most would do it all over again, if given the choice, and that these Ph.D.s believe their programs prepared them for diverse career paths, especially after the first few years following graduation.
October 18, 2018
Susan Feiner, a retired professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine who offered students a “pop-up” course for credit to protest the nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, has been barred from teaching. The university previously canceled the course.
October 17, 2018
The Faculty Senate at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville unanimously approved a resolution asking the university system’s Board of Trustees to rethink a controversial posttenure review policy, Knox News
October 17, 2018
The American Economic Association’s Executive Committee addressed allegations of harassment against a recently elected candidate for internal office. “It has come to our attention that one of the recently elected candidates [is] the subject of allegations, being accused of creating a hostile work environment,” the committee said in a statement, denying that either it or the association's nominating committee knew of the allegations ahead of the nomination. 
October 16, 2018
Why did Elizabeth Warren divulge her genetic test results, which show she is in fact part Native American, while simultaneously insisting that she's always been evaluated professionally as a white person?
October 16, 2018
American University discriminated against a former professor on the basis of her age when it denied her tenure, a unanimous jury in Washington Superior Court found Monday. The professor, Loubna Skalli-Hanna, who now teaches Middle Eastern studies off the tenure track at the University of California Washington Center, applied for tenure at American in 2013.
October 15, 2018
College doubles down on its residential liberal arts mission with new core curriculum.
October 12, 2018
About three-quarters of all faculty positions are off the tenure track, according to new AAUP analysis. While many now work on multiyear contracts, their academic freedom remains of concern.
October 12, 2018
An associate professor of criminal justice at Clayton State University in Georgia offered students extra credit for attending a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, at which Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also appeared, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
October 11, 2018
The executive committee of the American Association of University Professors chapter at the University of Virginia objects to the process by which the institution’s governing Board of Visitors appointed its faculty representative this year. In a letter, the association told the board and the university’s Faculty Senate that shared governance and a 2015 agreement were undermined in the appointment process, as the faculty representative must be chosen from faculty-elected representatives.

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