Shared-Services Plans Rile Faculty Members at 2 Flagships

Faculty members at two of the nation's largest flagship universities pushed back on Monday against "shared services" proposals that administrators say will save millions of dollars but that opponents charge will be costly boondoggles.

At the University of Texas at Austin, two professors introduced a resolution to the Faculty Council calling for administrators to suspend plans to move toward shared services until they can provide more details about anticipated upfront costs and