AUSTIN, Texas—The official Web site of the President’s Task Force on Efficiency now is operational, providing an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to offer thoughts, suggestions and ideas about ways to make the university more efficient.
The President’s Task Force on Efficiency Web site will provide periodic updates on:
- Suggestions submitted for further review
- Suggestions undertaken for review
- Suggestions approved for implementation.
“President Larry R. Faulkner formed the Task Force on Efficiency and charged it to identify, assess and oversee the implementation of opportunities that would reduce university costs and concurrently improve services,” said Kevin Hegarty, vice president and chief financial officer and one of seven members of the task force.
“This Web site is but one way for faculty, staff and students to share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions for improved efficiency. By sharing your ideas, you will be contributing to the future benefit of your university.”
Suggestions submitted would become part of a master list of ideas that will be categorized and evaluated by level of difficulty and level of potential benefit, Hegarty said. Working groups, which may be composed of faculty, staff, students and administrators, will investigate and evaluate suggestions as needed. The task force periodically will report to the president on suggestions it already has acted on and make recommendations regarding ideas that require the president’s approval.
The task force, which will meet weekly, is discussing ways to reach people who lack computer access, including the possibility of holding public forums and making presentations at various council meetings to receive suggestions, Hegarty said.
People are welcome to contact members of the task force with ideas, he said. Other members are Randy Diehl (chair), Michael Granof, Stephen Monti, Shelley Payne, Gerald Torres and John (Mike) White.