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. She also has covered government and land use issues for 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.

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March 25, 2014
Hoping to reach an estimated 1 million adjuncts, a national union launches new networking site at a Georgetown University town hall.
March 24, 2014
Accreditor responds to Alamo Colleges professors' concerns about a new core curriculum course inspired by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
March 24, 2014
An associate professor of feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara has been charged with theft, battery and vandalism stemming from an on-campus incident this month, the Santa Barbara Independent reported. Mireille Miller-Young allegedly took a sign belonging to a group of anti-abortion demonstrators, following a heated discussion about the graphic imagery on the protesters’ materials.
March 21, 2014
Professors always tell their students to make ethical choices in using outside sources. But what about those students who misrepresent texts unintentionally?
March 20, 2014
Writing professors find themselves playing a critical and unexpected role in the education of veterans.
March 18, 2014
At two private colleges, Carroll and Felician, professors are angry to find out that jobs can be eliminated without faculty involvement or even awareness of the possibility.
March 17, 2014
'W.' attracted sympathy and ire last week when the story of her failed attempt at negotiating a tenure-track position went viral. Now she's addressing her critics.
March 13, 2014
How one tenure-track candidate's attempts at negotiations resulted in her losing the offer entirely.
March 12, 2014
Adjunct organizers at Loyola Marymount University have withdrawn their petition for a union election from the National Labor Relations Board, delaying their union bid for at least another six months. Voting was to have started last month but was delayed once already, after organizers filed an unfair labor practice claim alleging that Loyola Marymount administrators were interfering in the process. As evidence, they cited a series of information meetings on unions hosted by their individual colleges (an email invitation to one was obtained by Inside Higher Ed).
March 12, 2014
A Cameron U. professor says he is being stripped of tenure, in violation of his First Amendment rights, for accusing a colleague of racism and for insisting on diversity outreach in hiring.


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