The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday on the analysis by Richard Vedder, who's an economics professor and a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The foundation has ties to Gov. Rick Perry.
Vedder looked at UT System documents released this month on salaries, course loads, research grants and evaluations. He says UT-Austin could save millions of dollars by increasing the teaching loads of professors and getting rid of under-performing ones.
UT faculty have questioned his interpretation of the data.