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. She also has covered government and land use issues for 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.

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February 22, 2017
At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake.
February 21, 2017
At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.  
February 21, 2017
It’s only been a month since an Iowa lawmaker proposed ending tenure at the state’s public institutions, and two weeks since state legislators published a bill that would gut collective bargaining for faculty members.
February 17, 2017
Minnesota philosophy professor writes that immigrants have low IQs and refugees are part of "religious-political cult." Reaction is intense.
February 16, 2017
Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly and in violation of college rules videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments, which later went viral.
February 14, 2017
Fox News contributor Juan Williams won't be speaking at Ursinus College's commencement after faculty members question his ethics.
February 14, 2017
Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is cutting the size of its incoming class. “In the process of developing the fall 2017 admissions targets in conjunction with the graduate financial aid budget, it became clear that a modest year-over-year reduction in class size would be necessary in order to ensure no disruption of support for current students,” the university said in a statement Monday, declining to share an exact percentage decrease in slots.
February 13, 2017
Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial and religious slurs to make a point during a talk. Some students were offended, and one challenged him -- but not his right to speak.
February 13, 2017
Transparent GMU, a group of George Mason University students, is suing the institution to obtain grant and gift agreements between private donors and the George Mason University Foundation. They’re concerned about the university’s ties to the Charles Koch Foundation, which has donated heavily to their campus and whose previous donation to Florida State University raised concerns about influence over hiring and curriculum decisions.
February 10, 2017
Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining by employees in higher education.

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February 26, 2015
Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.
January 2, 2014
Judge upholds new Florida rules that would link evaluation of professors to such factors as learning gains and job placement.  
October 25, 2013
Oct. 25, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers explored the views of chief human resources officers on wellness-related penalties, adjuncts and health care, and ignorance about retirement, among other topics. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 13, Inside Higher Ed conducted a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman and Sabrina Ellis of George Washington University analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of chief HR officers was made possible in part by advertising from TIAA-CREF.
November 20, 2012
At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.
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