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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October 21, 2015
Can the NEH change the orientation of doctoral programs in the humanities?
October 21, 2015
Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas, says that it followed proper procedures in the events leading up to the resignation of Jeff William Justice, a former assistant professor of social science accused of performing a self-mutilation-based ritual in front of students. “Tarleton’s highest priority is the welfare of our students,” Cecilia Jacobs, a university spokeswoman, said via email. “These allegations were taken seriously and an investigation was promptly launched, during which time Dr. Justice was placed on administrative leave. In the midst of the investigation, Dr.
October 20, 2015
Ohio State University is moving to a tiered contribution health care plan next year, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The university spends $300 million per year on faculty and staff health care benefits and is seeking to lower the burden of rising insurance costs on lower-paid workers. Those at the top of the compensation tier, who make $400,000 or more annually, will pay $4,450 in premiums for family coverage under the new plan.
October 19, 2015
In wake of scandal, U of California will re-examine deadline for taking disciplinary actions against faculty members found guilty of harassment, pointing to larger debate over statute-of-limitation-like policies in such cases.
October 16, 2015
New paper details extent of a grant program that linked funds to courses that were required to teach Ayn Rand.
October 16, 2015
The University of Missouri at Columbia will offer graduate student workers health insurance next year, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said this week, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.
October 15, 2015
When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.
October 14, 2015
When news of the Geoff Marcy sexual harassment case at the University of California at Berkeley broke last week, a number of astronomers across academe asked why the university hadn’t been tougher on him.
October 14, 2015
Research from the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success at the University of Southern California suggests that better support for non-tenure-track faculty members leads to better student outcomes. The project also has urged a more thoughtful, less-haphazard approach to filling the growing non-tenure-track faculty ranks. But reform has remained largely at a “standstill,” argues a new report from Delphi. Why?
October 13, 2015
When it comes to judging evidence of gender bias in the sciences, is gender bias at play? A study involving university faculty members suggests it is.


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