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 6, 2017
Today’s higher education leaders must be adept at navigating not only problems with clear, “conventional solutions,” but also “adaptive challenges” related to the “demographic, economic and cultural transitions taking place,” according to a new report from the American Council on Education.
February 2, 2017
AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.
February 2, 2017
The University of Southern Maine has settled in arbitration with 16 retrenched faculty members, agreeing to pay them the difference between what they would have received for work in fall 2014 “had they not been subsequently retrenched and the wages and benefits that they did receive during that period.” The Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine, affiliated with the National Education Association, called the decision a “decisive” victory for faculty members who were laid off as a result of
January 27, 2017
Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.
January 26, 2017
Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”
January 25, 2017
Carol M. Swain, a controversial professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, will retire in August, she announced this week.
January 24, 2017
Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.
January 23, 2017
Lincoln University in Missouri made headlines last year for shuttering its history department against the advice of a faculty committee. Now Lincoln has changed its financial exigency policy in ways that would make it much easier to lay off tenured faculty members.
January 23, 2017
Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.
January 20, 2017
Who says play is just for kids? Not the University of Cambridge, which through today is accepting applications for a Lego professorship of play. The Lego Foundation is giving 2.5 million pounds ($3.1 million) to fund the position, in addition to a separate £1.5 million ($1.85 million) donation for a play research center in the university's education school, BBC News reported.

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