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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May 12, 2015
Boston U distances itself from an incoming professor's controversial remarks about white male college students.
May 8, 2015
When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.
May 7, 2015
Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.
May 6, 2015
Study suggests most part-time faculty members want full-time work. But what they want even more is acceptance as colleagues and peers from full-time professors and administrators.
May 5, 2015
Should U of Minnesota have investigated and questioned the judgment of professors whose poster promoting a panel discussion on the Charlie Hebdo murders offended Muslim students?
May 1, 2015
Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.
April 30, 2015
Do prestigious law degrees really matter? Yes, according to a new study from Chris Rider, assistant professor of business strategy at Georgetown University, and Giacomo Negro, associate professor of organization and management at Emory University. The authors studied the career paths of 224 law firm partners after their prominent firm failed and found that while as a group the partners were likely to accept new positions of lower status elsewhere, their individual success largely depended on where they'd earned their law degrees.
April 30, 2015
McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 
April 29, 2015
If visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap, one college says it does them better.
April 28, 2015
AAUP report on Steven Salaita case at U of Illinois says the institution summarily dismissed him for protected, extramural speech. University could face formal vote of censure.

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