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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September 28, 2015
The University of Southern California starts a program to train recent Ph.D. recipients to be better teachers and maybe get a leg up in the job market.
September 25, 2015
Graduate student workers at Cornell University voted to form a union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, they announced Thursday. The election took place outside National Labor Relations Board channels and the university has not recognized Cornell Graduate Students United. There’s a federal labor law precedent against graduate student worker unions at private colleges -- Cornell is private, although it operates some units of the State University of New York -- but the union says it would like to be recognized by the university anyway, outside of litigation.
September 24, 2015
State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.
September 22, 2015
Should anyone police whether professors have the racial or ethnic background they claim? Native American studies group calls for more accountability in the wake of several disputes.
September 21, 2015
Study suggests that when it comes to collaborative science, larger teams have their limits after they hit 20, and international collaboration ups the impact factor.
September 18, 2015
U of Wisconsin professors want to know why they weren't informed of who was behind survey that showed up this week -- and that has now been taken offline.
September 18, 2015
A professor of history at Arizona State University who’s been accused of plagiarism multiple times was placed on administrative leave this week as the university looks into new allegations of misconduct, The Arizona Republic reported. While previous allegations against Matthew Whitaker involve his published research, the most recent complaint involves Whitacker’s extracurricular consulting business.
September 17, 2015
New report argues for more investment in instruction in higher education, to promote student success.
September 17, 2015
Study finds first-time graduate school enrollment is up 3.5 percent, the biggest annual increase since the Great Recession.
September 16, 2015
Three more former tenured professors at the now-defunct University of Texas Pan American have filed lawsuits against the University of Texas System, saying they deserve jobs at the new University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley campus, The Monitor reported.


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