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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December 12, 2018
Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to form a non-tenure-track faculty union at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science, both the university and the union said this week. “The union’s withdrawal marks a significant moment for the college,” John Geer, dean of arts and sciences, said in an announcement. “With the petition withdrawn, I look forward to working together to find solutions.”
December 11, 2018
New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rate.
December 11, 2018
A new paper on the “Twin-Win Model” for research proposes a problem-oriented approach and the formation of teams that pursue “the dual goals of breakthrough theories in published papers and validated solutions that are ready for widespread dissemination.” There are many paths to this kind of research success, wrote author Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park, but “working on authentic problems with partners w
December 10, 2018
Eric Sprankle, an associate professor of psychology at Minnesota State University at Mankato, drew criticism online and off last week with his tweet about the immaculate conception and consent. The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays.
December 10, 2018
Following through on an earlier threat, the University of Wisconsin System last week withheld a $25,600 performance raise from Joe Gow, chancellor of the La Crosse campus.
December 10, 2018
Derek Pyne, an associate professor of economics at Thompson Rivers University, in British Columbia, will return to teaching next month after being banned from campus, the CBC reported.
December 10, 2018
Are numbers of doctorates awarded finally starting to reflect the poor academic job market? New data show decline in nonscience and engineering degrees. Women continue to make gains.
December 10, 2018
Raynor Mullins, a retired professor of dentistry, will get $620,000 and be able to return to the University of Kentucky as part of a settlement with the institution, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
December 7, 2018
Some 90 professors at Dartmouth College have pledged to make “structural and cultural changes” following the departure earlier this year of three professors accused of sexual misconduct.
December 7, 2018
Hugh Crethar, Jacques Flannery Community Counseling Endowed Professor at Oklahoma State University, is out of jail on bond after being arrested for  stalking a former graduate student, KFOR reported. Crethar is accused of repeatedly making lewd comments and proposals to the student in 2016 and has been suspended, according to information from the university.

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