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 19, 2018
The University of Evansville fired a professor of theater accused of harassing a student, the Courier and Press reported. The former student sued the university earlier this year, saying that R. Scott Lank made unwanted racial and suggestive comments and physical contact. The university said this week that it had investigated Lank and determined that his conduct violated university policy.
December 18, 2018
Professor at UC Irvine takes to Twitter to demand action on her complaint against a fellow instructor, whom she views as a harasser.
December 18, 2018
The Institute of Education Sciences, part of the Education Department, on Monday announced that it is considering a new approach to replicating research, centered on interventions that already have “strong evidence of impact,” especially across a variety of settings. In a message, Mark Schneider, center director, described a potential new grant competition that will support a maximum of five replication studies per intervention, in which the recipients of these grants will carry out one or more replications.
December 17, 2018
“#BlackGirlMagic: The Identity Conceptualization of Black Women in Undergraduate STEM Education,” a qualitative study in Science Education, takes an in-depth look at how race and gender impact a small group of undergraduate women’s identity as scientists. The paper’s authors say their approach is notable in that they focused on the strengths of underrepresented minority women in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and math.
December 17, 2018
Roland G. Fryer Jr., Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory, created a hostile work environment for women, full of sexual talk and bullying, according to a university investigation obtained by The New York Times.
December 17, 2018
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Friday dismissed an associate professor of biology from the Urbana-Champaign campus, saying that he falsified research data in federal grant applications and failed to mentor his graduate students and take responsibility for errors in his lab. Allegations first surfaced against the professor, Fei Wang, in 2014, according to information from the university.
December 17, 2018
Health sciences final exam question on gangs, race and graffiti rubs some the wrong way at Cal State Long Beach. Now the professor is under investigation.
December 13, 2018
State regulators are investigating Mani Pavuluri, a former professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who violated research protocols in her work with children with bipolar disorder.
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.


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