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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October 15, 2018
College doubles down on its residential liberal arts mission with new core curriculum.
October 12, 2018
About three-quarters of all faculty positions are off the tenure track, according to new AAUP analysis. While many now work on multiyear contracts, their academic freedom remains of concern.
October 12, 2018
An associate professor of criminal justice at Clayton State University in Georgia offered students extra credit for attending a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, at which Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also appeared, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
October 11, 2018
The executive committee of the American Association of University Professors chapter at the University of Virginia objects to the process by which the institution’s governing Board of Visitors appointed its faculty representative this year. In a letter, the association told the board and the university’s Faculty Senate that shared governance and a 2015 agreement were undermined in the appointment process, as the faculty representative must be chosen from faculty-elected representatives.
October 10, 2018
Are we thinking about gender diversity in the sciences all wrong, or at least too simply? New paper proposes a multipronged approach to thinking about and encouraging this diversity, for the benefit of science as a whole.
October 10, 2018
Northwestern University’s non-tenure-track faculty members voted against forming a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, the university announced Tuesday. The outcome of the 2016 election came down to a few dozen disputed votes, which Northwestern wanted counted and SEIU did not, as some represented instructors with administrative titles. A local office of the National Labor Relations Board agreed with the union. But the university appealed, and the Trump-appointed board in Washington agreed with Northwestern.
October 8, 2018
Arts and sciences faculty sticks with a three-course-sequence foreign language requirement, even as other institutions shrink their language requirements.
October 8, 2018
Carol Christine Fair, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in security studies at Georgetown University, is no longer teaching this semester, following a Twitter tirade against then-U.S.
October 5, 2018
Colgate offers up its own statement on campus speech, arguing that it's not just what you say, it's how you say it.
October 5, 2018
Postdoctoral researchers and associate research scientists at Columbia University voted to form a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers by a 2-to-1 margin, they announced Thursday. Their contract would be the first for postdocs at any private institution.


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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