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 4, 2018
U of Arizona is sued over alleged discrimination against female faculty members in pay and promotions. This suit follows one by female deans.
December 4, 2018
The University of Wisconsin at Stout’s science education program faces elimination because it doesn’t produce enough graduates, even though Wisconsin faces a science teacher shortage, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
December 4, 2018
“How can faculty work together to create a more coherent and intentional curriculum whose goals, pathways and outcomes are clear to students and other constituencies with a stake in the future of higher education?” With that question, the Teagle Foundation began its Curricular Coherence initiative in 2014.
November 30, 2018
Professor says she's "terminating" Michigan State as her employer after it ignored her harassment complaints against an administrator and then pursued what she calls cooked-up research misconduct allegations against her.
November 30, 2018
Scores of faculty members and students at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point are seeking the ouster of Chancellor Bernie Patterson and Provost Greg Summers over their plan to restructure the university and eliminate majors, according to the Journal-Sentinel.
November 30, 2018
A professor at Virginia Commonwealth University is not teaching after he allegedly called campus security on a black adjunct professor eating breakfast in a classroom last month, NBC 12 reported.
November 29, 2018
Adult film star's invite to campus gets a Wisconsin chancellor in trouble. Some see hypocrisy on the part of the state university system, which passed a lengthy free speech policy just last year. Does the system only care about some speech?
November 28, 2018
Academic researchers within the University of California System voted to form a union affiliated with United Auto Workers, they announced this week. The 5,000-member union of researchers who are not faculty members or postdoctoral fellows filed representation petitions with California’s Public Employment Relations Board in September, with about two-thirds supporting unionization, according to the UAW. The state board must certify the union before collective bargaining can begin.
November 27, 2018
New analysis of history-major data says the field has fallen to "new low." Can it be saved?
November 26, 2018
A professor of sociology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor disciplined for harassment should have been able to cross-examine her student accusers, a federal judge ruled last week, according to


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