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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July 26, 2018
St. John Fisher seeks to fire a longtime professor over his use of paid class managers, saying it doesn't qualify as teaching. The professor says more is at play, including discrimination on the basis of his Muslim background.
July 25, 2018
The Charles Koch Foundation pledges to make future grant terms public, but critics still want to know more about past agreements -- specifically whether they allowed the foundation a role in faculty hiring or curricular decisions.
July 25, 2018
While some have praised the College Board’s recent decision to begin its Advanced Placement World History exam in 1200 instead of 1450, as previously planned, concerns linger. The World History Association previously urged the board to “not to truncate the time depth of the course but rather to reassess the density of topics” in a concept timeline.
July 24, 2018
Jack Lessenberry, former director of Wayne State University’s journalism program, came on to female students, retaliated against them when they didn’t reciprocate and made out with one woman in his car and office, according to an external investigation obtained by Deadline Detroit through an open records requ
July 23, 2018
She's now an ex-professor. Adrian College's president, who had his emails downloaded, says he was targeted for reasons that remain unclear.
July 20, 2018
UVA professors object to a senior fellowship for a high-ranking Trump surrogate who has defended the president's comments on the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.
July 19, 2018
College Board backtracks on plan to begin the AP World History exam in the year 1450, saying it will now begin in 1200.
July 19, 2018
Fordham University’s adjunct and full-time, non-tenure-track faculty union voted to ratify their first contract, they announced Wednesday. (An earlier agreement was tentative.) The union, which represents 800 instructors and is affiliated with Service Employees International Union, says the three-year deal provides adjunct faculty members with raises of up to 90 percent, with the majority of adjuncts earning between $7,000 and $8,000 per course by the end of the contract.
July 19, 2018
Gerald Benjamin, distinguished professor of political science at the State University of New York at New Paltz, apologized Wednesday for comments he made about a local congressional race in an interview with The New York Times. In the interview, Benjamin suggested that Democratic candidate Antonio Delgado’s past as a rapper would hurt him in terms of votes.
July 18, 2018
Report documents decline in numbers of majors but growth in new tracks. Of the specializations within major, writing is doing relatively well, and literature not so much.


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