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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August 31, 2018
An arbitrator ordered Ryerson University in Canada to amend its faculty collective bargaining agreement to ensure that student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are not used to measure teaching effectiveness for promotion or tenure.
August 30, 2018
New study from the MLA says English and other modern language Ph.D.s from 1996 to 2010 are mostly working in academe, and many have managed to earn tenured faculty positions, but their career outcomes demand further study.
August 29, 2018
Philosophers object to a journal's publication of a term referring to radical feminists who don't necessarily count trans women among their ranks. Is it a slur?
August 29, 2018
Dozens of political scientists have signed a petition asking the American Political Science Association to rescind a major award to Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state and national security adviser and current Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at Stanford University.
August 23, 2018
The University of Utah gave a teaching assistant “other assignments” after she warned students via her syllabus that bringing a concealed firearm to class would be restricted to a “3x3 taped square,” or a “Second Amendment zone” in the back of the classroom, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
August 20, 2018
The messy NYU case -- in which a feminist scholar is accused, and in which evidence continues to come out -- morphs into a debate about academic stars.
August 20, 2018
Peter Pober, a former professor of communications at George Mason University, quietly retired this spring as he was facing sexual harassment allegations, first from one student and then others, according to The Washington Post.
August 20, 2018
The Ohio conference of the American Association of University Professors sent a letter to the University of Akron on Friday, harshly criticizing its plan to cut 20 percent of its academic programs while investing in competitive online video gaming, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
August 17, 2018
College says it's eliminating programs such as math, physics and religion, in attempt to keep costs down.
August 16, 2018
A major higher education research journal is suspending submissions to clear out a two-year backlog. Some see this case pointing to broad problems in academic publishing, such as the unwillingness of many scholars to review papers.


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