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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April 13, 2016
Adjuncts at Seattle University seeking recognition of their Service Employees International Union-affiliated union are planning to fast on Thursday. The adjuncts held a union election nearly two years ago, but the university has filed a series of appeals saying its religious affiliation puts it outside the National Labor Relations Board's jurisdiction. The votes remain uncounted.
April 13, 2016
Graduate students and concerned alumni at the University of California at Los Angeles continue to organize against the planned return to campus of a history professor accused of serial sexual harassment, this time with a petition.
April 12, 2016
Oberlin professors condemn a professor's anti-Semitic remarks on social media; others refuse to do so.
April 12, 2016
Two graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley are accusing the institution of giving their faculty harasser a slap on the wrist. Kathleen Gutierrez and Erin Bennett are considering suing the institution for failing to do enough to stop Blake Wentworth, assistant professor of South and Southeast Asian studies, from sexually harassing them, according to The Guardian.
April 11, 2016
Professor pay was up 3.4 percent this year, according to AAUP's annual faculty salary survey.
April 11, 2016
The Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin System on Friday unanimously approved a set of amendments to a layoff policy for the Madison campus that many faculty members opposed.
April 11, 2016
Faculty members in the California State University System will be get a 10.5 percent raise over the next two years, according to a tentative agreement announced Friday that staved off a strike planned for next week. Salary negotiations had stalled as the California Faculty Association, the faculty union for tenure-line and non-tenure-track instructors, pushed for a 5 percent raise while the university system offered 2 percent. But this week’s deal includes a 5 percent raise in June, another 2 percent raise in July, and an additional 3.5 percent raise in 2017.
April 8, 2016
New book argues that students involved in campus protests over controversial speakers or ideas should instead support a marketplace of ideas in which all notions are heard and the best rise to the top.
April 8, 2016
Wesleyan U professor's lawsuit alleges sexual harassment by a dean and a campaign of retaliation for reporting him.
April 8, 2016
California Faculty Association, the faculty union for the California State University System, on Thursday postponed indefinitely its five-day strike planned to begin April 13, after negotiators for both parties reached a tentative salary agreement. Terms of agreement have not yet been released, but the union was pushing for a 5 percent pay increase while the university proposed an initial 2 percent bump. Once ratified by the union, the agreement will be voted on by the university system’s Board of Trustees in May.

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