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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April 7, 2017
Institutions want to help their graduate students find meaningful work. Here's how the University of Chicago is doing it.
April 6, 2017
New data from CUPA-HR suggest fields doing the most hiring, but some question its optimistic findings about English. Study also looks at pay by demographics, and for chairs and adjuncts.
April 5, 2017
Part-time adjunct instructors tend to bring “real-world” experience to their jobs but are poorly compensated and in many cases feel undervalued compared to full-time colleagues, according to a new report from Cengage, an educational content, technology and services company. Few of Cengage’s findings will surprise anyone following other research on adjuncts, but the new paper perhaps stands out for its truly third-party take on faculty issues.
April 5, 2017
Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, weighed in on the ongoing debate over campus free speech Tuesday in a statement called “Free Expression, Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence.” While other statements on the issue have admonished student protesters who would limit free -- if controversial -
April 5, 2017
From concerns about student debt to legislative attacks on tenure, some have suggested there’s a crisis of public confidence in U.S. colleges and universities. A new paper in The Journal of Higher Education examines how that confidence varies across social contexts, from political ideology to religion to parental career encouragement.
April 4, 2017
Professors at Lehigh object to records check and fingerprinting policy they say goes beyond what is required under Pennsylvania law and to protect minors -- and beyond what's reasonable.
April 3, 2017
University that locked out its faculty in the fall is now telling professors they must shrink the core curriculum within a year and make do without majors such as philosophy and math.
March 31, 2017
Appeals court sides with U of New Mexico in case of student who said she was booted from a class for critiquing lesbianism. Judges say professors have right to make decisions about what kind of speech is appropriate for academic setting.
March 30, 2017
The American Arbitration Association declared this week’s graduate employee union election at Cornell University too close to call Wednesday, with 856 votes cast in favor of unionization, 919 against and an additional 81 votes remaining unresolved for now. A final determination is expected next month.
March 30, 2017
Full-time faculty members at Santa Fe Community College voted to form a union affiliated with the American Association of University Professors, they announced late Wednesday. The tally was 39 in favor and three opposed. Approximately 50 professors will be represented by the new unit.

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