Since January 2010, Yale’s Shared Services Center in Science Park has handled common tasks for departments.

Shared services gaining ground in higher education

March 23, 2012
Despite the criticism shared services has received from faculty, administrators at other universities with efforts to streamline and centralize administrative tasks say Yale is at the forefront of a movement in higher education. At the February Yale College Faculty meeting, about 20 professors challenged shared services and its alleged cost-cutting merits, describing it as an »

Shared services unit streamlines grants

March 20, 2012
While efforts to centralize and streamline administrative services have recently come under fire from some faculty, one shared services center that handles research grant administration has received positive feedback from science departments. Faculty Research Management Services offers professors assistance in applying for and managing funds sponsored by federal and nonfederal agencies, said Joanne Bentley, the »

Committee considers faculty allocations

March 19, 2012
A report released two weeks ago by University Provost Peter Salovey makes a series of proposals to improve the process of allocating faculty positions to departments and making appointments. In the report, a committee chaired by economics professor William Nordhaus emphasizes the importance of increasing departmental control over the search and hiring processes in the »
At a Thursday faculty meeting, Prof. Seyla Benhabib introduced a resolution expressing concern about Yale-NUS.

Faculty weigh Yale-NUS

March 2, 2012
Professors introduced and debated a resolution demanding that Yale-NUS College protect civil liberties and uphold principles of non-discrimination at a Yale College faculty meeting Thursday. After University President Richard Levin updated faculty on the liberal arts college planned by Yale and the National of University of Singapore, around 15 professors made statements, many of which »
Yale's plans to build a liberal arts college in Singapore are expected to come up in today's faculty meeting.

Faculty to raise concerns about Yale-NUS

March 1, 2012
Professors say they intend to raise objections to the liberal arts college Yale has planned with the National University of Singapore at today’s Yale College faculty meeting. Though Yale-NUS was officially announced in March 2011 and is set to open in fall 2013, professors said they still wish to debate the merits of the project. »

Shared services creates conflict

February 24, 2012
After a University push to centralize administrative services came under fire at the Yale College Faculty meeting on Feb. 2, Vice President for Finance and Business Operations Shauna King defended her office’s efforts to streamline departmental operations. Earlier this month, professors criticized shared services, a business model intended to shift common administrative tasks in Yale’s »

Doubled searches to have little impact on FAS size

February 22, 2012
Though Yale’s academic departments are conducting twice as many searches for new faculty members this year as they did in 2010-’11, most of those programs are not expected to see a net gain in faculty. There are currently 81 authorized faculty searches across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, primarily intended to fill openings left »

Cancelled faculty meeting reinstated

February 20, 2012
This weekend, administrators reversed their decision to cancel next week’s Yale College faculty meeting after professors objected to delaying a planned discussion of Yale’s liberal arts college in Singapore. In a Friday email to faculty members, Yale College Dean Mary Miller cancelled their March 1 faculty meeting, citing “very few agenda items of Yale College »

Shared Services under fire

February 8, 2012
Faculty protested the ongoing University-wide push to centralize administrative services — an effort they say harms departments and their staff — at last Thursday’s Yale College faculty meeting. Over the past few years, Yale has implemented a business model called “Shared Services” to reduce costs and share resources across departments, University President Richard Levin said. »

Universities weigh complaint options

February 7, 2012
The recent controversy surrounding an informal sexual assault complaint filed against Patrick Witt ’12, along with the release of Yale’s first University-wide report on sexual misconduct cases last week, have intensified scrutiny of the University’s formal and informal complaint processes. At Yale, 43 of the 52 complaints filed between July 1 and Dec. 31 of »

Sexual complaint resources questioned

February 6, 2012
As the University expands resources for victims of sexual misconduct, students interviewed expressed mixed opinions on how well the multitude of programs facilitates the process of seeking help. Students can use a variety of resources to address sexual misconduct — including Title IX coordinators in each of the University’s schools, the Yale Police Department, the »

Rhodes provides timeline of Witt’s ’12 candidacy

February 6, 2012
On Friday, the Rhodes Trust provided its account of how Patrick Witt’s ’12 candidacy for the Rhodes Scholarship ended. According to the Rhodes’ statement, which University Spokesman Tom Conroy confirmed as accurate on Sunday, Yale told the Trust that Witt learned on Nov. 8 that his candidacy would require re-endorsement in light of a complaint »
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