The UT Shared Services team began the planning phase of the project in May 2013. Since then, the project team has conducted more than 100 workshops, interviews, and focus groups with more than 250 campus community members. Throughout the planning process, the project team benefited greatly from these perspectives which have been used to prepare the draft recommendations. On October 14, 2013, the draft plan was made available for campus review.
During the next Shared Services project phase, "Campus Dialogue," the UT Shared Services project team will conduct another round of campus community forums to discuss the draft findings and recommendations and garner additional feedback and perspectives. Between now and mid-November, the Shared Services Project Team will present on the agendas of the following campus groups during their scheduled meeting times:
Campus Governance Groups: Dean's Council, University Budget Council, Vice President's Council
Faculty: Faculty Council, Faculty Advisory Council on Budgets, Faculty Council on shared services
IT Governance Groups: Strategic IT Advisory Board, Administrative Business Leaders, Administrative IT Leaders, Architecture and Infrastructure Committee, Business Services Committee, Faculty Council IT Committee, Operational IT Committee, Research and Education Committee
Staff: Staff Council, Black Faculty and Staff Association, HR Consortium, HR Spectrum, iForty Administrator Group, ITS Staff, Staff Council Subcommittee on shared services, Shared Services Volunteer Group, Shared Services workshop participants, Town Meeting, University Business Officers Committee, Tech Deans,TXADMIN
Student: Graduate Student Assembly, President's Student Advisory Committee, Senate of College Councils, Student Government
Questions and comments can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Shared Services feedback form. Please visit the Shared Services FAQ page for high level questions and answers.
The themes that emerge during the Campus Dialogue phase will be reflected in the recommendations and will become part of the final report. The final recommendations will be shared with President Powers for his review and consideration.
For further information on when and where public meetings will take place, please refer to the calendar below. Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back regularly for the most up to date information. Meetings are open to university-employed faculty, students, and staff, unless otherwise noted.
|UT Staff Council Shared Services Committee/Shared Services Volunteer Group||10/14/2013||2:00pm||FAC 330||Open to Campus Community|
|UT Town Meeting||10/14/2013||2:00pm||
|Open to invited participants|
|Pickle Research Campus Town Hall||10/25/2013||10:00am||Small Auditorium||Open to PRC Community|
|UT Shared Services October Town Hall||10/30/2013||1:30pm||POB 2.302 (AVAYA)||Open to Campus Community|
|UT Shared Services November Town Hall||11/15/2013||10:00am||POB 2.302 (AVAYA)||Open to Campus Community (overflow seating with live video available in POB 2.402|