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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January 26, 2017
Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”
January 25, 2017
Carol M. Swain, a controversial professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, will retire in August, she announced this week.
January 24, 2017
Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.
January 23, 2017
Lincoln University in Missouri made headlines last year for shuttering its history department against the advice of a faculty committee. Now Lincoln has changed its financial exigency policy in ways that would make it much easier to lay off tenured faculty members.
January 23, 2017
Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.
January 20, 2017
Who says play is just for kids? Not the University of Cambridge, which through today is accepting applications for a Lego professorship of play. The Lego Foundation is giving 2.5 million pounds ($3.1 million) to fund the position, in addition to a separate £1.5 million ($1.85 million) donation for a play research center in the university's education school, BBC News reported.
January 20, 2017
Life will soon be a little easier for oral historians and a number of other kinds of scholars who have had to gain approval from institutional review boards.
January 20, 2017
Study suggests top humanities journals favor research by professors working at or who earned Ph.D.s at elite institutions.
January 19, 2017
The American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers have published an FAQ-style guide addressing common concerns among professors in the wake of the 2016 election. The document offers advice on scenarios ranging from an administrative ban on talking about the election in the classroom to discussing the election without appearing partisan and responding to students who express racist, sexist, xenophobic or homophobic views.
January 18, 2017
Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

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