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. Before that, she covered government and land use issues for the Greenwich Time and Hersam Acorn 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 as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. 

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October 27, 2020
The University of California, Berkeley, on Monday both revealed and renounced its long-standing Genealogical Eugenic Institute Fund, according to the Los Angeles Times. The fund was shared with public health faculty members as a source of available research money as recently as 2018.
October 27, 2020
Zoom declined to support virtual conferences with Leila Khaled at New York University and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa last week, organizers say. The events were part of a national day of action by the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. They featured recorded comments by Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the first woman to hijack a plane. The U.S., among other nations, considers the Popular Front a terrorist organization.
October 21, 2020
Scholars discuss what it’s like to be a Black professor in 2020, who should be doing antiracist work on campus and why diversity interventions that attempt to “fix” Black academics for a rigged game miss the point entirely.
October 20, 2020
Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19.
October 20, 2020
A second professor has been targeted for participating in last month’s Scholar Strike for racial justice. Wendy Leo Moore, associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University in College Station, said she was suspended for two days without pay for her involvement in the action, after some in the community complained to the university.
October 19, 2020
Five female professors sue Rutgers, saying the university hasn't delivered on its new salary equity adjustment program despite demonstrated disparities.
October 16, 2020
Youngstown State University’s faculty union ended its three-day strike Thursday after reaching a tentative deal with the administration on a framework for a contract, according to the university. The National Education Association-affiliated union confirmed that the strike ended but declined to comment on negotiations for the three-year contract, which are ongoing. Classes for students resumed Thursday.
October 15, 2020
Saying the coronavirus accelerated an ongoing need to rightsize its faculty, college plans to eliminate 130 full-time teaching jobs.
October 13, 2020
City College of New York's new dean of architecture quits after 10 months, saying that structural racism and a lack of support made for a crushing workload and climate.
October 13, 2020
Youngstown State University’s faculty union went on strike Monday over contract negotiations. The institution is on its fall break, so classes won’t be affected until they resume Wednesday, should the strike continue.


January 7, 2019
Racist comments directed at a scholar at a disciplinary meeting floor classicists in the room. Some see it as a major setback for a historically exclusionary field that is trying hard to change.
February 26, 2015
Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.
January 2, 2014
Judge upholds new Florida rules that would link evaluation of professors to such factors as learning gains and job placement.  
October 25, 2013
Oct. 25, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers explored the views of chief human resources officers on wellness-related penalties, adjuncts and health care, and ignorance about retirement, among other topics. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 13, Inside Higher Ed conducted a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman and Sabrina Ellis of George Washington University analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of chief HR officers was made possible in part by advertising from TIAA-CREF.
November 20, 2012
At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.
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