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 16, 2018
The University of Akron on Wednesday announced that it is terminating 19 percent of its degree tracks following a comprehensive review of academic programs. New admission to the affected tracks is suspended but current students will be able to finish their programs.
August 16, 2018
Because they make up everything! Love a bad science joke? A new study of undergraduates in 25 different science courses says it’s OK, even beneficial, to crack it. The study, in PLOS ONE, says that while instructor humor has been shown to positively impact student learning, no study has explored humor in college science classrooms in particular. So the authors surveyed students about their perceptions of classroom humor, yielding 1,637 responses.
August 15, 2018
Central Washington University fired a professor of political science who is also a Republican state lawmaker following an investigation into allegations of misconduct, The Seattle Times reported. The university said in a statement that its investigation wouldn’t be made public until later in the month, but that Matt Manweller, a state representative, was no longer an employee.
August 14, 2018
A former professor at the New School accuses it of failing to live up to its own progressive reputation, denying her tenure for her work on diversity.
August 14, 2018
New York University suspended Avital Ronell, a professor of German and comparative literature, for the coming year after finding that she sexually harassed a graduate student, Nimrod Reitman, The New York Times reported.
August 14, 2018
Facing allegations of repeat plagiarism, Timothy Clinton, a former professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and a member of President Trump’s evangelical executive advisory board, denied academic misconduct through a spokesperson. Clinton remains president of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Jimmy Queen, a spokesperson for Clinton at the association, said via email that Clinton “has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism.”
August 13, 2018
Texas case raises question: If a university bars a professor from teaching grad students, does it make sense not to bar him from teaching undergrads?
August 13, 2018
Following months of protests and meetings with administrators, non-tenure-track faculty members at the University of Iowa won expanded health insurance benefits, dependent coverage and retirement and sick leave, they announced last week, according to The Gazette.
August 13, 2018
A professor of journalism at Northwestern University who has been on leave since February, after 10 former students and co-workers accused him of harassment, will not be returning to campus, a campus spokesperson confirmed Friday, according to the
August 10, 2018
A prominent male feminist deferred a sociology award last week over what he called "rumors" about his professional conduct, but now a former student of his is putting a name -- and details -- to the claims.

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