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 10, 2018
Are we thinking about gender diversity in the sciences all wrong, or at least too simply? New paper proposes a multipronged approach to thinking about and encouraging this diversity, for the benefit of science as a whole.
October 10, 2018
Northwestern University’s non-tenure-track faculty members voted against forming a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, the university announced Tuesday. The outcome of the 2016 election came down to a few dozen disputed votes, which Northwestern wanted counted and SEIU did not, as some represented instructors with administrative titles. A local office of the National Labor Relations Board agreed with the union. But the university appealed, and the Trump-appointed board in Washington agreed with Northwestern.
October 8, 2018
Arts and sciences faculty sticks with a three-course-sequence foreign language requirement, even as other institutions shrink their language requirements.
October 8, 2018
Carol Christine Fair, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in security studies at Georgetown University, is no longer teaching this semester, following a Twitter tirade against then-U.S.
October 5, 2018
Colgate offers up its own statement on campus speech, arguing that it's not just what you say, it's how you say it.
October 5, 2018
Postdoctoral researchers and associate research scientists at Columbia University voted to form a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers by a 2-to-1 margin, they announced Thursday. Their contract would be the first for postdocs at any private institution.
October 5, 2018
A new study examined in Nature says that university guidelines on tenure and promotion still focus on publication metrics rather than professed values such as public engagement. The study, led by Juan Pablo Alperin, an assistant professor of publishing studies at Simon Fraser University in Canada, looked at 864 documents used for personnel decisions at 129 institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
October 4, 2018
A conservative professor is under fire for comparing -- facetiously, he says -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh's alleged actions to "spin the bottle," and for suggesting limiting judicial nominees to rapists. Students say his words are dangerous, but he thinks he's collateral damage in the culture wars.
October 4, 2018
Emory University is increasing its base graduate student stipend in the Laney Graduate School from $24,000 to $31,000 as part of a bigger academic excellence initiative, it announced this week. The move represents an investment of $40 million spanning five years.
October 3, 2018
A small group of academics went public this week with a project rooting out what members describe as political bias in academic publishing. The academics posed as gender studies scholars and submitted hoax papers to journals to see if they’d get published -- and succeeded in several cases.

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