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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July 18, 2016
Vassar professors want to reduce their teaching loads, but some question a new plan to do so at the expense of course offerings.
July 14, 2016
Professors and staff at the University of Texas at Austin may ban guns from their private offices if they choose to do so when the state’s campus carry law takes effect next month, the Board of Regents for the university system voted Wednesday. The vote followed months of argument from professors that the new law puts them at risk, including during office hours.
July 14, 2016
New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.
July 13, 2016
Economics professor loses department chairmanship after his comments at a free enterprise conference are leaked.
June 21, 2016
New book urges colleges to exercise not-so-common sense when it comes to optimizing the undergraduate experience and otherwise striving toward institutional excellence.
June 20, 2016
AAUP sessions center on faculty members' role and responsibilities regarding classroom conversations about race.
June 20, 2016
AAUP votes to censure two institutions for alleged violations of academic freedom and calls out two more -- including U of Iowa over presidential search -- for abandoning shared governance.
June 17, 2016
At AAUP conference, faculty and staff members from the U of Mississippi describe how the campus is moving beyond its past.
June 17, 2016
After years of stalled negotiations, the City University of New York announced on Thursday a tentative contract deal with its faculty union, the Professional Staff Congress. The proposed contract includes 10 percent in compound salary increases over seven years, most of it retroactive. In addition to pay, the contract features a multiyear appointments for adjunct faulty members and a provision that would allow professors to devote more time to individual students.
June 17, 2016
Faculty members at the University of Washington voted down a controversial plan to address salary compression, a common term for when junior faculty members make close to or more than what senior professors are paid due to changes in the market between points of hire. About 58 percent of eligible, full-time faculty members at Washington’s Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses participated in the online vote; the tally was 1,328 for the plan and 1,356 against, with 58 abstentions.

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