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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June 2, 2016
The University of Iowa has approved a new policy aimed at strengthening working conditions and career prospects for its 280 non-tenure-track lecturers. The Instructional Faculty Policy, developed by Faculty Senate committees, deans and the provost’s office, gives lecturers grievance rights, representation in faculty governance, a pathway to promotion and clearer workload expectations, according to information from the university. It was approved by a nearly unanimous vote by the senate.
June 2, 2016
Graduate students reach an agreement with Cornell that could carve a path for them to form a union, rare among private institutions, and avoid the long court battles that have been expected.
June 1, 2016
Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts.
June 1, 2016
In a rare move among private institutions, Notre Dame de Namur University in California has agreed to recognize a faculty union that includes tenured and tenure-track professors. A majority of tenure-line faculty members voted last week to join an existing part-time faculty union affiliated with Service Employees International Union.
May 31, 2016
Chancellor's smartphone action during recent graduation ceremony sparks conversation about academics' etiquette and netiquette (and lack thereof). 
May 26, 2016
A sociology instructor who helped lead a faculty union vote of no confidence against the president of Inver Hills Community College in Minnesota says he may now return to campus after a three-month banishment, the Star-Tribune reported.
May 25, 2016
Sanjay Gupta, former assistant professor of plant science at the University of Idaho, has settled with the university for $400,000, according to information from the Idaho Federation of Teachers. Mediation followed a district judge’s ruling in favor of Gupta, who said he was wrongfully dismissed for alleged sexual harassment of a lab employee.
May 25, 2016
Full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members at Ithaca College voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced Tuesday. Members hope to bargain collectively with part-time, non-tenure-track instructors at Ithaca who voted to unionize last year, according to information from SEIU.
May 24, 2016
Champlain College is proud of its pre-professional programs, and also of an unusual approach to general education that lasts for four years.
May 23, 2016
William Paterson University in New Jersey must pay more than $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a former professor of secondary and middle school education who says she was harassed and discriminated against on the basis of race and religion, a jury decided last week.

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