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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November 12, 2014
Reducing class size and shaking up grading systems could help close the gender gap in professional schools, suggests new research in the Journal of Legal Studies. Authors Daniel Ho and Mark Kelman, both professors of law at Stanford University, say that common professional school pedagogies, such as the Socratic and adversarial methods, may put women at a disadvantage when class sizes are big
November 11, 2014
Manhattan’s General Theological Seminary welcomed back on a provisional basis Monday seven of the eight faculty members it dismissed earlier this year, the The New York Times
November 10, 2014
A faculty report, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, endorses reappointment of adjunct James Kilgore, who was barred from further teaching at the U. of Illinois despite strong record -- after word spread of his past with Symbionese Liberation Army. Will trustees, under fire over academic freedom issues, accept the findings?  
November 10, 2014
A year after it voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions, American Studies Association is sticking to its guns. But it wants to broaden its public image, and demonstrate involvement in activism beyond Middle East.
November 7, 2014
Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.
November 5, 2014
Unusual sexual harassment lawsuit at Northwestern U., in which a professor is suing a former graduate student who accused him of assault, has sparked debate about student indemnification policies.
November 4, 2014
The Colorado Conference of the American Association of University Professors has published a 23-article "Bill of Rights" for faculty in the Colorado Community College System. The document seeks to end the "two-tier" faculty system, recommending that colleges treat everyone with teaching responsibilities as a member of the faculty, pay them on the same pay scale and increase access to shared governance, among other rights.
November 3, 2014
Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments on a research-sharing website cost him a new job at U. of Mississippi. 
November 3, 2014
Costume company's idea of a female Ph.D. derided as sexist and foolish by real female Ph.D.s.
October 31, 2014
Appeals court sides with adjunct who says she was fired for speaking out against part-time faculty working conditions.

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