January 7-8, 1993
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA
January 7-8, 1993
The Board of Regents met on January 7-8, 1993 via video confer-
ence equipment at the two Computer Center Video rooms at the
University of Nevada, Reno Campus and the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas Campus.
Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman (Las Vegas)
Mrs. Shelley Berkley (Las Vegas)
Dr. Jill Derby (Gardnerville/Reno)
Dr. James Eardley (Reno)
Mr. Joseph M. Foley (Las Vegas)
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher (Las Vegas)
Mr. Madison Graves, II (Las Vegas)
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren (Las Vegas)
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich (Reno)
Mrs. Nancy Price (Reno)
Mrs. June F. Whitley (Las Vegas)
Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCSN
President Ron Remington, NNCC
President Jim Taranik, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),
Carolyn Collins (CCSN), Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Egami
(DRI), Ellen Pillard (UNR), Robert Skaggs (UNLV), and Student
Chairman Carolyn Sparks called the meeting to order at 8:55 A.M.
Thursday, January 7, 1993 with all Regents present except Regents
Hammargren, Foley and Whitley. Regent Derby, in Gardnerville,
was connected to the meeting by telephone.
1. Oath of Office
The Oath of Office was administered in Reno by the Honor-
able Mills Lane, District Judge, Department Nine, Second
Judicial District Court to re-elected Regents James Eardley,
and Dorothy S. Gallagher and newly elected Regent Nancy
Price; and in Las Vegas by the Honorable Jim Brennan to
re-elected Regent Shelley Berkley and newly elected Regent
Madison Graves, II.
2. Approved Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held
November 18-20, 1992.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
C-1, filed with the permanment minutes.
(3) Approved an extension of salaried sick leave for Dr.
Lyle G. Warner, Associate Professor, Department of
Sociology at UNR for the Sparing Semester, 1993.
(4) Approved administrative leave for Dr. William R.
Pierson, DRI, for the period of January 15, 1994
through July 15, 1994. Dr. Pierson will be doing a
review of Atmospheric Acidity in collaboration with
the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England.
(5) Approved the appointment of Pam Borinstein to the
School of Medicine Advisory Board.
(6) Approved a Handbook revision, Title 5, Chapter 6,
CHAPTER 1, Section 3, Faculty Organization of UNLV,
as contained in Ref. C-2, filed in the Regents'
(7) Approved the repeal of Title 4, Chapter 17, Section
4, Subsection 8, Alaska Airlines, of the Board of
Due to the fact that Alaska Airlines has not chosen
to establish a regional operations center in Nevada,
the Board's policy authorizing differential tuition
for out-of-state Alaska Airlines employees and de-
pendents is no longer necessary.
(8) Approved authorization to use up to $300,000 of
Capital Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV to develop
additional parking facilities on the UNLV Campus.
(9) Approved authorization to use $250,000 of Capital
Improvement Fee Funds at CCSN to remodel space for
administrative offices prior to anticipated move
date of March, 1993.
(10) Approved authorization to use $74,200 of Capital
Improvement Fee Funds at TMCC for the following
Phase V - Computer Lab/AS 400 Room Remodel $16,200
Old Town Mall Exterior Sign 5,000
Science Lab Equipment - Autoclave 31,000
Snow Removal Equipment 10,000
Energy Audit Matching 12,000
(11) Approved authorization to use $15,000 of Capital Im-
provement Fee Funds at WNCC for fees requested for a
new heating system in the automotive shop at the
Fallon Campus, for maintenance of the HVAC Sytstem at
the Carson City Campus, and miscellaneous renovations
on both Campuses.
(12) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UCCSN Board of Regents/University Inn and the
Nevada Department of Wildlife (Interlocal
Effective Date: February 14 to June 30, 1993
Amount : $7500 to University Inn
Purpose : University Inn to provide rooms
and meals to Department of Wild-
B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of
Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene and
Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: December 1, 1992 through June 30,
Amount : $700 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to provide one hour presenta-
tion training sessions regarding
C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of
Human Resources (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: October 1, 1992 through March 1,
Amount : $9000 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to conduct an analysis of the
records of children being served
by the Department of Human Re-
sources and establish a baseline
of information regarding these
D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-
ment of Commerce/Housing Division (Interlocal
Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents
to June 30, 1993
Amount : $5700 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to conduct an semi-annual
Washoe County Housing Conditions
Report regarding probable future
E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-
ment of Commerce/Housing Division (Interlocal
Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents
to June 30, 1993
Amount : $15,500 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to conduct an annual plan in
conjunction with the HOME Invest-
ment Partnership Program.
F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-
ment of Human Resources/Welfare Division (Inter-
Effective Date: October 1, 1992 through June 30,
Amount : $34,184 to UNR
Purpose : UNR's Nevada Cooperative Exten-
sion, Southern Area, to provide
life skills program to implement
a hands-on educational program
to disadvantaged youth and their
parents in "West Side" area of
G. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State
Occupational Information Coordinating Committee
Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30,
Amount : $1700 to SOICC
Purpose : Access to UNR of the Nevada
Career Information System.
Mrs. Berkley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-
proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change
the order of items as specified throughout the meeting.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
3. Chairman's Report
Chairman Sparks announced the 1993 committee assignments
Academic Affairs Committee Audit Committee
Jill Derby, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman
Shelley Berkley James Eardley
Madison Graves Nancy Price
Daniel Klaich June Whitley
Budget & Finance Committee Investment Committee
Committee of the Whole Daniel Klaich, Chairman
Legislative Liaison Committee Research Affairs Committee
Shelley Berkley, Chairman Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman
James Eardley Jill Derby
Madison Graves Joseph Foley
Daniel Klaich Dorothy Gallagher
June Whitley Nancy Price
Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic
Status of Women Committee Minority Affairs
Jill Derby, Chairman June Whitley, Chairman
Shelley Berkley Jill Derby
Daniel Klaich Joseph Foley
June Whitley Anthony Calabro, WNCC
Joseph Crowley, UNR Joseph Crowley, UNR
Paul Meacham, CCSN John Gwaltney, TMCC
Isabelle Emerson, UNLV Robert Maxson, UNLV
Jacquline Kirkland, TMCC Paul Meacham, CCSN
Ron Remington, NNCC
James Taranik, DRI
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson announced that on behalf of UNR, he and
Dr. Bill Douglass, Director of Basque Studies, were invited
to Spain to accept a commemorative award for the 25th anni-
versary of the UNR Basque Studies Program presented by the
Society for Basque Studies, a worldwide organization.
President Crowley acknowledged Dr. Bill Douglass and Mr.
Camelo Urza, Coordinator of the University Studies Abroad
Consortium, who distributed information regarding the
University Studies Abroad Consortium. It was noted that
UNR has the most comprehensive library collection on the
Basque culture throughout the world.
Vice Chancellor Richardson gave a progress report on es-
tablishing a UCCSN Interactive Video Network. The report
is filed in the Regents' Office. Dr. Richardson highlighted
the background information, progress to date, and recent
developments. In summary, he stated that developments in
interactive video are proceeding at a far faster pace than
anticipated two months ago. There is a real possibility
that UCCSN could be offering instructional programs via
this medium as early as Fall semester, 1993. UCCSN is not
prepared at this time to present the Board of Regents with
a formal plan. It is anticipated that additional informa-
tion and an appropriate request will be brought before the
Board at the appropriate time. In the interim, the Chan-
cellor's Office and UCCSN member institutions' best inter-
ests are to continue working closely with other interested
parties such as Nevada Bell, Sierra Pacific Power Company,
the Nevada Rural Hospital Project, the State Department of
Transportation, and the Legislative Counsel Bureau toward
the development of joint, mutually beneficial projects
involving interactive video.
Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.
5. Emergency Item: Use of Regents' Special Projects Fund
Chancellor Dawson requested consideration of the expendi-
ture of funds from the Regents' Special Projects Fund to
purchase equipment for a Statewide video network allowing
interactive video broadcasting of legislative functions.
This is necessary at this time because (1) the Legislature
will meet on January 18, 1993, and (2) the Board of Regents
will not meet again until February 18-19, 1993. The System
Computing Services will operate this equipment to allow such
video communication to occur simultaneously at multiple
locations within Nevada. Ultimately the equipment will be
used for the System's educational and service mission.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the emergency item regarding
the use of Regents' Special Projects Funds to purchase
equipment for a statewide video network. Dr. Hammargren
seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Price requested that the actual vote on the purchasing
of the interactive video equipment be postponed until Fri-
day, January 8, 1993, in order for her to obtain additional
information before she casts her vote. The request was
Mr. Foley entered the meeting.
Chancellor Dawson requested that several items be withdrawn from
the agenda due to the unusual circumstance of the meeting being
held via video conference. Some of the reports are not conducive
to this medium.
6. Approved Emeritus Appointments
Approved the following Emeritus appointments as recommended
by the Presidents:
A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-
Anne Amaral, Catalog Librarian, Emeritus
Myrick E. Land, Professor of Journalism, Emeritus
Clark D. Leedy, Agronomy Specialist, Emeritus
David Hettich, Professor of English, Emeritus
B. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-
Thomas E. Hoffer, Research Professor, Emeritus
Joseph A. Warburton, Executive Director, Emeritus
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Emeritus appointments at
UNR and DRI. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
7. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, 1993-94, UNR, UNLV, CCSN, NNCC,
TMCC, WNCC and DRI
Nevada Revised Statutes and Board of Regents' policy provide
for the total number of sabbatical leaves which may be a-
warded each year.
Utilizing the criteria followed in previous years, the max-
imum available leaves for 1993-94 for UNR is 13, UNLV is 16,
CCSN is 7, NNCC is 1, TMCC is 4, WNCC is 2, DRI is 3, and
Unit is 1.
A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-
mended the sabbatical leaves available to UNR be award-
ed to the following:
Deborah Ballard-Reisch, Speech Comm, Spring 1994
John Bell, NBM&G, Academic Year 1993-94
Allen R. Gardner, Psychology, Academic Year 1993-94
Duane Garner, Vet Med, Academic Year 1993-94
Gerald Ginsburg, Psychology, Academic Year 1993-94
Virginia Haldeman, Human Dev & Family Studies, Spring
Donald Hardesty, Anthropology, Spring 1994
Steven Hayes, Psychology, Fall 1993
Louis Marvick, For Lang & Lit, Academic Year 1993-94
James Richardson, Sociology, Academic Year 1993-94
Mark Simkin, Acct/CIS, Academic Year 1993-94
Edward Wishart, Computer Sci, Academic Year 1993-94
Cyril Worby, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sci, Academic
Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli, Electrical Engineering, Fall 1993
Richard Ganzel, Political Science, Fall 1993
Cahit Evrensel, Mechanical Engineering, Academic Year
See Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary
of proposed projects.
B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-
ommended the sabbatical leaves available to UNLV be
awarded to the following:
Penny S. Amy, Biological Sciences, Academic Year 1993-94
John M. Bowers, English, Spring 1994
Lawrence Dandurand, Marketing, Fall 1993
Don C. Diener, Psychology, Fall 1993
Shirley Emerson, Couseling & Ed Psych, Academic Year
Marie-France Hilgar, Foreign Language, Spring 1994
Carol A. Kimball, Music, Fall 1993
Phillip E. Lowry, Public Admin, Academic Year 1993-94
Brent C. Mangus, Health Ed & Sports Injury, Fall 1993
Corina S. Mathieu, Foreign Languages, Fall 1993
James B. Pink, Art, Fall 1993
Robert F. Smith, Economics, Fall 1993
Stanley D. Smith, Biological Sciences, Fall 1993
Skip Swerdlow, Hotel Management, Fall 1993
Alice Constandina Titus, Political Science, Fall 1993
Claude N. Warren, Anthropology, Fall 1993
Andre Simmons, Economics, Spring 1994
See Ref. D, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary
of proposed projects.
C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President Meacham
recommended the sabbatical leaves available to CCSN be
awarded to the following:
George Isham, Arts, Humanities & Soc Sci, Fall 1993
Joanne Vuillemot, Arts, Humanities & Soc Sci, Fall 1993
Janet Mastalir, Learning Resources Center, Academic Year
Taj M. Bakhshi, Arts, Humanities & Soc Sci, Fall 1993
Richard Steadman, Science & Health, Fall 1993
John Rosich, Business, Academic Year 1993-94
H. C. Ayoub, Ind & Svcs Tech, Academic Year 1993-94
See Ref. E, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary
of proposed projects.
D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Remington
recommended the sabbatical leaves available to NNCC be
awarded to the following:
Mark Ports, Life Sciences, Fall 1993
See Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary
of proposed projects.
E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney
recommended the sabbatical leaves available to TMCC be
awarded to the following:
Patricia Durham-Taylor, Nursing, Academic Year 1993-94
Nadeine Phinney, Learning Resource Center, Academic Year
Susan Oriard, Social Sciences, Spring 1994
Phyllis Henderson, Science, Academic Year 1993-94
See Ref. G, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary of
F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro
recommended the sabbatical leaves available to WNCC be
awarded to the following:
Michael Hardie, Academic Affairs, Spring 1994
Larry Goodnight, Academic Affairs, Academic Year 1993-94
See Ref. H, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary of
G. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-
ed the sabbatical leaves available to DRI be awarded to
Tom H. Brikowski, Water Resources Center, Spring 1994
See Ref. I, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary
of proposed projects.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the sabbatical leave re-
quests for 1993-94. Dr. Eardley seconded.
Mr. Klaich stated that when sabbatical leave requests were
brought before the Board of Regents for consideration last
year, he questioned the cost of placing faculty on sab-
batical leave in light of the budget reductions. Since
then, he has learned that sabbatical leaves are very im-
portant to the institutions and endorses the sabbatical
leave requests at this time.
The Board was reminded that faculty on sabbatical leave
prepare a summary report which is sent to all members of
the Board in November.
UNR Graduate Student Association President Laurence Doyle
suggested that graduate assistants be considered in filling
positions while faculty are on sabbatical leave. Mrs.
Berkley agreed; however, Dr. Eardley noted that Community
Colleges are unable to use graduate assistants from the
Dr. Hammargren requested the Council of Presidents to ad-
dress this issue in further detail and develop a formal
process to hire graduate assistants. Chairman Sparks added
that the Faculty Senates also address this issue.
8. Information Only: Biennial Budget Update
Vice Chancellor Sparks presented an update on the Biennial
Vice Chancellor Sparks, in reviewing the biennial budget
procedures to date, stated that the State Budget Office
had sent all agencies "Target Appropriations" and gave the
agencies the responsibility of allocating those funds with-
in their budgets. UCCSN has an agreement that the amount
of those funds will only be released by the Governor, prob-
ably in his State of the State address to the Legislature;
therefore, Vice Chancellor Sparks declined to state the
amount, but indicated that the amount is not enough to cover
the loss in State general operating funds taken from this
fiscal year budget. Further, he stated it was unlikely that
UCCSN would be allocated any new monies to take care of pro-
jected enrollment increases over the next two years. He
stressed if that scenario is correct, it would mean that
UCCSN will receive a lower percentage of State funds than
they have in the past. The current actual share of State
funds allocated to UCCSN is 19.7%; however, if changes are
not made, that could slip to 18% or lower.
Vice Chancellor Sparks reported that the target appropria-
tions have not changed except for a minor adjustment to
WNCC increased for the cost of rent at Stewart; however,
the target appropriation was reduced by a like amount.
He reported on the two recent budget hearings with the
State Budget Director. At the second meeting, 3 Regents
were present. Vice Chancellor Sparks complimented the
Presidents and Regents for their presentations that day;
however, he added that there have not been any changes in
the allocations to UCCSN yet.
Vice Chancellor Sparks related that the State Public Works
Board had presented their recommendations to the Budget
Office without changing their priorities to match those of
the Board. However, he reminded the Board that the Gover-
nor has promised to follow UCCSN priorities when he pre-
sents his budget to the Legislature.
With regard to student fee increases, the Board had approved
75% would go into the operating budget and the Campuses
would retain 25% outside the budget for operating expenses
not covered by State funds. The Budget Office has allocat-
ed 100% of those fees to the operating budget.
Mrs. Berkley asked whether there was anything else UCCSN
could do at this point. Vice Chancellor Sparks stated
that until the final budget is presented by the Governor,
that there is very little to be done in connection with
the Executive Branch.
Mrs. Berkley suggested that perhaps a special media campaign
should be undertaken to apprise the general public of the
needs of higher education. She cited that Nevada is No. 50
in its support of scholarships for higher education. Vice
Chancellor Sparks suggested that such a campaign would be
very useful once the Governor's budget is final and pre-
sented to the Legislature, and cautioned against attacking
the Governor and the Administration in the Press or in
public. Mrs. Berkley stated that it appears from media
stories that K-12 are protected from any budget cuts. Vice
Chancellor Sparks explained that K-12 will probably have
a large share of the general fund, but that it may only be
a replacement of local resources that aren't materializing.
He added that he has been told that the K-12 roll-up costs
have been eliminated, which are the funds allowed for their
growth, employee movement on their salary schedules, etc.
In addition, K-12 has had to "spend down" on their ending
fund balances. While they may realize a larger share of
the State general fund, it may not give them more money to
spend. Mrs. Price suggested that a media effort be pro-
education, K-12 and higher education.
Mrs. Berkley asked CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Carolyn
Collins to explain a Faculty Senate position concerning
the budget. Ms. Collins explained that the other Faculty
Senate Chairmen have not had a chance to formally discuss
the issue, but she is concerned that the budget negotia-
tions all be tied into the base budget and the formulas,
as opposed to ad hoc distribution.
President Maxson questioned whether it might not be prudent
to begin discussing with Legislators the possibility of
triggers for higher education should State revenues begin
to pick up over the next two years. President Crowley
Mr. Klaich stated he felt that what is happening is not
that the budgets are "flat", but it is a reduction in the
budget; that UCCSN has more students to service with the
same dollars. This means that the students and faculty
are the ones being hurt. He cautioned that UCCSN has been
through two years of budget cuts, with two more years of
cuts coming up, and that will hinder the quality of educa-
tion in this State.
Mrs. Berkley again questioned whether a media effort could
not be undertaken without attacking the Governor, but just
stating that Nevada is last in funding scholarships, that
the libraries are in dire need of additional funding, that
UNLV cannot continue to cut 240 class sections from its
schedule, that CCSN faculty cannot keep taking on additional
duties to handle the growth in students.
President Meacham stated he felt UCCSN has a responsibility
to let people know that under the present circumstances it
will not be "business as usual". He added that this faculty
and staff have gone "above and beyond" and they just can't
Mr. Klaich questioned that when the final budget is re-
ceived, and if the allocations are not improved, would the
Board need to look at freezing enrollments at the current
level. President Crowley stated it might be a useful ex-
ercise with which to inform the public. The task would be
to discuss ways to accomplish such a freeze, any alterna-
tives available, the cost to the citizenry, etc. President
Calabro reminded the group, as cuts are made and courses
cannot be added, there is a de facto capping taking place.
Mrs. Gallagher stated she has received a number of calls
from parents about their children not being able to get
into classes they need for graduation.
9. Accepted the 1991-92 Actual to Budgeted Budget Reports
Accepted the 1991-92 Actual to Budgeted Budget Reports,
filed in the Regents' Office. This report is presented
annually and is usually placed on the Consent Agenda. Vice
Chancellor Sparks reported that $7.4 million was reduced
from the UCCSN budget last fiscal year and was reverted
back to the State.
It was suggested that future reports detail out-of-state
tuition. WNCC and CCSN have so little to report, that the
amount is reported under "Miscellaneous Student Fees".
It was felt that out-of-state students are taking up Nevada
students' seats in classes and that this issue may be dis-
cussed at the Legislature. Chairman Sparks requested Vice
Chancellor Sparks to send an addendum to the report listing
the out-of-state tuition amounts for all institutions.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept the 1991-92 Actual to Budgeted
Budget Reports. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
10. Approved 1991-92 UCCSN Faculty Salary Studies
Vice Chancellor Sparks presented results of the "1991-92
Academic Faculty Salary Study for Principal Land Grant
Universities" and the "1991-92 Academic Faculty Salary
Study for Medium-Enrollment Urban Community Colleges".
These studies include groups of institutions studied for
faculty salary comparison purposes prior to each legisla-
This study covers faculty salaries and compensation at 51
Universities for the 1991-92 academic year. Vice Chan-
cellor Sparks indicated that due to budget reductions,
this report was compiled by the Chancellor's staff rather
than the Bureau of Research. By doing so, it saved UCCSN
$20,000; however, some data was necessarily eliminated,
such as economic data.
Vice Chancellor Sparks reported that the average salary has
increased 7.2% from the 1990 study. However, the average
salaries have not increased as fast as in the previous
Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the
sample group was chosen by the Board of Regents in 1985
and by using the same group it provides consistent and
comparative data for the study. President Crowley added
that the institutions used in this survey are those that
UNR and UNLV compete against in the recruiting and reten-
tion of faculty, and also the institutions which recruit
faculty from UCCSN.
Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the Board of Regents
requested, and the Legislature granted, funding for equal
salary increases for the two Universities and the four
Community Colleges; however, due to the differences in
hiring, turnover and other salary practices, the salary
increases in the study are different. UNLV tends to hire
junior level faculty such as lecturers, whereas UNR tends
to hire more senior level faculty. This is reflected by
UNLV being able to hire more faculty than UNR.
As for the Community College study, Vice Chancellor Sparks
indicated that the Board of Regents adopted the criteria
for the study in 1986 and only TMCC and CCSN are included
in the actual study due to their institution size. However,
WNCC and NNCC are included for the Board of Regents' in-
formation. WNCC is the institution with the highest paid
faculty because of its long-time faculty and few losses in
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the 1991-92 UCCSN Faculty
Salary Studies. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Mr. Graves stated that the study looks great, but question-
ed the relevance and what is the average salary of the
various rankings. Vice Chancellor Sparks responded that
the various rankings are not included because it has been
stated by the Board of Regents that its goal is to meet the
top quartile for all ranks salary averages. Mr. Graves felt
that the study should look within UCCSN and make comparisons
between the institutions. Mr. Klaich stated that the study
indicates a constant value and the movement in which our
institutions have made over a period of time. The study
may not provide internal salary data, but it does indicate
good data on an all-ranks basis.
Dr. Derby stated that she was concerned about the comparison
group that was selected in 1988, prior to her term in office
and 4 other Regents' terms. She requested that other groups
be provided for consideration by the Board. President Crow-
ley suggested that UCCSN be compared to 15-20 other similar
institutions in which competition for faculty to come to
Nevada and leave Nevada is more prevalent. He informed the
Board that the current comparison group made sense because
the data was readily available and the Legislature has
accepted this comparison group. Dr. Derby questioned if
WICHE had been considered, and President Crowley responded
that in the past they have been utilized, but their insti-
tutions are so very different than Nevada's institutions
that it tends to skew the data. The current comparison
group utilizes one land-grant institution per State, not
a "System" comparison group. Vice Chancellor John Richard-
son stated that he has worked in 3 other Systems, and they
utilized a similar study. "Acceptability" by the Legisla-
ture and Executive Branch of government is a very important
factor when making such comparisons.
Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the current comparison
group has been previously submitted to the Legislature and
they have accepted the study and it has become a reliable
source; however, the Legislature has yet to accept the
Board of Regents' salary goal of the top quartile.
Chairman Sparks indicated that she did not want the Chan-
cellor's staff to go through the process of comparing the
System to several different studies and requested Dr. Derby
to meet with the staff and further discuss the issue.
11. Accepted 1992 UCCSN Student Financial Aid Study
Members of the Chancellor's Office and the Campus financial
aid officers have compiled data concerning financial aid
awards made Systemwide for school year 1991-92. Mr. Glen
Krutz, Research Analyst, presented a summary of the report.
The report is filed in the Regents' Office.
Mr. Krutz indicated that this was the first study compiled
with a System format and analysis. The individual Campus
reports display student financial aid presented by type
(loan, grant, scholarship, employment) and source (federal,
State, institutional, private). The study reveals that
Nevada ranks 38th in total funding for State grant programs
per student and 51st for need-based State grant programs
per student among the 50 states and District of Columbia.
Also shown in the study is the national funding trend to
loans over grants in student aid.
Mr. Graves questioned whether the percentage of enrolled
students correlates with FTE, and Mr. Krutz responded that
FTE is very different from headcount. Mr. Graves requested
a report that indicates the FTE data.
Dr. Derby commended Mr. Krutz for the preparation and
presentation of this report. She felt that the report
responds to the need for additional student financial aid.
Vice Chancellor Richardson noted that it is important to
compare financial aid to tuition and fees. Nevada, his-
torically, has had low tuition and fees, while other states
have higher tuition and fees along with higher student
financial aid. If tuition and fees are raised, so too,
should the student financial aid awards.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept the 1992 UCCSN Student Financial
Aid Study. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Krutz extended his appreciation to the financial aid
directors throughout the System.
The open meeting rcessed at 11:45 A.M. and reconvened at 1:40
P.M. Thursday, January 7, 1993, with all Regents present except
Regents Derby and Hammargren.
12. Approved Handbook Amendment, Fair Labor Standards Act
Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,
Section 17(3), as stated below. This amendment will bring
UCCSN in line with recently adjusted Federal laws concern-
ing leave for professional staff.
Except for professional staff members of the Desert Research
Institute, annual and sick leave of a half day or more must
be reported to the appropriate personnel office. Profes-
sional staff members of the Desert Research Institute must
report annual or sick leave of two hours or more to the
appropriate personnel office. Notwithstanding this pro-
vision the salary of a professional staff member must not
be reduced for an absence from work for part of a day.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook amendment
regarding Fair Labor Standards Act. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
13. Approved Naming of Building, UNLV
Approved to name the Dining Commons of the UNLV Campus, the
Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons.
Mr. Graves moved approval to name the Hazel M. Wilson Dining
Commons at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved Naming of Baseball Stadium, UNLV
Approved to name the baseball stadium on the UNLV Campus the
Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium.
Mrs. Berkley moved approval to name the Earl E. Wilson Base-
ball Stadium at UNLV. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion carried.
15. Approved Handbook Revision, Summer Term Salary Schedules,
UNLV and UNR
A. Approved a Handbook revision, Title 4, Chapter 3,
Section 21(1), Summer Term Salary Schedules, UNLV,
as contained in Ref. K, filed in the Regents' Office.
B. Approved a Handbook revision, Title 4, Chapter 3,
Section 21(2), Summer Term Salary Schedules, UNR,
as contained in Ref. L, filed in the Regents' Office.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook revisions regard-
ing the Summer Term Salary Schedules at UNLV and UNR. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
16. Approved Summer Session Budgets, UNR, UNLV, CCSN, NNCC,
TMCC and WNCC
Opening Account Balance $ 200,358 $ 326,766
Revenue - Fees 1,012,401 1,113,641
Total Source of Funds $1,212,759 $1,440,407
Professional Salaries $ 618,050 $ 686,043
Fringe Benefits 19,221 22,370
Wages 9,774 10,751
Fringe Benefits 118 330
Operating 109,738 106,550
Out-of-State Travel 7,898 6,000
Total Expenditures $ 764,799 $ 832,044
Total Transfers Out 121,194 233,089
Ending Account Balance 326,766 375,274
Total Use of Funds $1,212,759 $1,440,407
Opening Account Balance $ 241,510 $ 194,765
Student Fees 2,836,970 3,120,667
SNWP 1,847 2,000
From CE for Computers 1,347 5,000
Total Source of Funds $3,081,674 $3,322,432
Professional Salaries (FTE 0.5) $2,289,195 $2,518,115
Fringe Benefits 67,058 73,764
Classified Salaries (FTE 1.5) 29,316 32,803
Fringe Benefits 6,450 7,217
Wages 3,500 5,000
Fringe Benefits 42 60
Operating 114,391 73,585
Out-of-State Travel 5,002 7,500
Total Expenditures $2,514,954 $2,718,044
Total Transfers Out 371,955 354,388
Ending Account Balance 194,765 250,000
Total Use of Funds $3,081,674 $3,322,432
Beginning Balance $ 110,431 $ 143,257
Registration Fees 500,814 500,000
Total Source of Funds $ 611,245 $ 643,257
Professional Contracts $ 408,844 $ 420,000
Classified 0 4,500
Wages 293 10,000
Fringe Benefits 17,370 19,000
Operating 12,383 20,000
Out-of-State Travel 1,242 10,000
Total Expenditures $ 440,132 $ 483,500
Transfer Out 27,856 42,000
Ending Balance $ 143,257 $ 117,747
Opening Account Balance $ 0 $ 20,000
Student Tuition 46,987 53,000
Total Source of Funds $ 46,987 $ 73,000
Professional Salaries $ 6,200 $ 13,000
Fringe Benefits 1,396 2,800
LoA's 15,409 20,000
Classified Salaries 0 11,000
Fringe Benefits 0 28,000
Wages 0 5,000
Fringe Benefits 0 60
Operating 60 15,340
Out-of-State Travel 0 3,000
Total Expenditures $ 23,065 $ 73,000
Total Use of Funds $ 23,065 $ 73,000
Opening Account Balance $ 54,992 $ 46,956
Revenue 185,506 204,057
Total Source of Funds $ 240,498 $ 251,013
Expenditure (FTE .25)
Professional Salaries (FTE .125) $ 7,152 $ 14,304
Professional Salaries 130,204 153,640
Fringe Benefits 1,122 2,243
Fringe Benefits 1,562 1,844
Classified Salaries (FTE 1.0) 17,996 18,446
Classified Salaries 1,789 3,578
Fringe Benefits 6,366 6,461
Fringe Benefits 21 43
Wages 2,497 4,994
Fringe Benefits 30 60
Operating 24,803 27,476
Total Expenditures $ 193,542 $ 233,089
Ending Account Balance 46,956 17,924
Total Use of Funds $ 240,498 $ 251,013
Opening Account Balance $ 40,436 $ 53,132
Registration Fees 88,422 94,317
Total Source of Funds $ 128,858 $ 147,449
Expenditure (FTE 1.67)
Professional Salaries (FTE 1.56) $ 57,839 $ 61,888
Fringe Benefits 3,054 3,268
Classified Salaries (FTE .25) 4,156 4,447
Fringe Benefits 1,149 1,229
Operating 9,528 10,195
Total Expenditures $ 75,726 $ 81,027
Ending Account Balance 53,132 66,422
Total Use of Funds $ 128,858 $ 147,449
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Summer Session Self-
Supporting Budgets for UNR, UNLV, CCSN, NNCC, TMCC and
WNCC. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
17. Approved Loan for Child Care Center, WNCC
Approved permission to seek refinancing of the existing
$500,000 loan for the Child Care Center at WNCC. The cur-
rent interest rate is 7.28% and it is anticipated this rate
will lower to approximately 6% if refinanced immediately.
WNCC would also like to increase the loan amount by $50,000
which would make the total loan $550,000 for the Child Care
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to seek refinancing of the
existing loan for the Child Care Center at WNCC and to in-
crease the loan amount by $50,000. Dr. Eardley seconded.
18. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate
Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements
for the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents'
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Community College of Southern Nevada
Northern Nevada Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College
19. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-
ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-
ments from the institution. Reference material is filed
in the Regents' Office.
University of Nevada, Reno
Julie M. Wagner
20. Approved to Purchase Interactive Video Equipment
Approved authorization to spend $129,111 from the Regents'
Special Projects Fund to purchase interactive video equip-
ment to develop an interactive video network during the
legislative session, connecting Las Vegas, Carson City,
Reno, Winnemucca and Elko. The total cost of the higher
education portion of the network is $345,850. The source
of the funds is as follows:
System Computing Services (grants) $ 98,000
Private funds from the Elko Community 98,000
Corporate and Legislative 20,739
Board of Regents' Special Projects Fund 129,111
Mrs. Whitley moved approval to spend $129,111 from the
Regents' Special Projects Fund to purchase interactive
video equipment. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.
21. Approved Resolution, Line of Credit, UNR
Chancellor Dawson and UCCSN Bond Counsel John Swendseid re-
quested approval of a resolution to borrow up to $1,000,000
for the purpose of UNR financing research related projects
(Resolution #93-1). A discussion was previously held dur-
ing the October 8-9, 1992 Board of Regents' meeting.
UNR Vice President Ashok Dhingra reported that 12 financial
institutions were contacted; however, only 3 bids were
received by UNR. On behalf of UNR, Vice President Dhingra
recommended Zion's First National Bank, which submitted a
bid with 5.375% initial interest rate through December 31,
1995, and 6.25% or 4-year government note rate, whichever
is lower for the long term interest rate for January 1,
1996 through December 31, 1999. Vice President Dhingra
indicated that UNR will pay back on the loan from Indirect
Cost Recovery for Research.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution for the
$1,000,000 line of credit for the purpose of financing re-
search related projects at UNR. Dr. Eardley seconded.
Upon questioning, Vice President Dhingra explained that
UNR is leveraging soft fund to bring in more soft funds on
a long-term basis. Five years ago, the research funds were
$14 million, whereas currently they are $53 million. This
line of credit will have a significant impact on graduate
as well as undergraduate students.
Mr. Klaich stated he was concerned about the effect this
will have on the other institutions and the undergraduate
education planning. Vice President Dhingra stated that
although UNR is first in this endeavor, he is hopeful that
UNLV and DRI will follow suit.
Mrs. Berkley questioned that if indirect cost money is un-
available, how would the loan be paid, and Vice President
Dhingra responded that the Campus would then have to use
other soft money funds to pay off the loan. However, the
history at UNR indicates that there has been an increase
in indirect costs (10% growth per year), and it is ex-
pected to continue to grow.
President Taranik stated that during the discussion at the
October meeting, several research projects were discussed.
The purchase of instrumentation is very important to the
entire System and it is hoped that the instruments could
be used for other projects. Mrs. Price questioned how the
Board would be able to compare a number of these requests
in the future, and President Taranik stated that the debt
on the loan will be serviced by research conducted in the
facilities. However, Mr. Klaich stated that it would not
be the Board's responsibility to approve each individual
President Crowley stated that the System will not be re-
ceiving equipment funding from the State, therefore it is
necessary to seek other sources. Vice President Dhingra
assured the Board that UNR does have funding to cover this
proposed line of credit.
Mrs. Whitley questioned if this line of credit would be
restricted to research projects only, and President Crowley
responded that the line of credit would stimulate research
grants for purposes of equipping research projects and
matching federal funds.
Mr. Graves commended the proposal and indicated that this
would probably become the wave of the future.
Chairman Sparks questioned if the decisions to utilize the
line of credit would be made by UNR staff or the Research
Affairs Council. President Crowley responded that the
decisions would be made by the Campus. He suggested that
periodic reports could be made to the Board of Regents on
how the line of credit is being utilized.
Mrs. Gallagher amended the motion to include an update
report be given to the Board semi-annually. Dr. Eardley
Mrs. Price relayed her concern regarding the philosophy
behind this endeavor. She stated she respects the need
for flexibility on the Campuses, but is concerned with
the future. Vice President Dhingra stated that UNR has
become a $100 million operation, and it is only asking for
a $1 million line of credit.
Regents Klaich and Price voted against the motion. Motion
The open meeting recessed at 3:15 P.M. and reconvened at 8:24
A.M. Friday, January 8, 1993 with all Regents present except
Regents Graves and Hammargren.
22. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held January 8, 1993, were made by Regent Jill
(1) Approved the label of Professional Degree in Curriculum
and Instruction for an existing program at UNR, as con-
tained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents' Office.
Currently, students accepted into a teacher education
program are required to complete an integrated 5-year
course of study. A bachelor's degree in Education or
Arts and Science is conferred at the end of 4 years of
study. Students are then required to complete a 5th
year of graduate course work to become eligible for
the Nevada teaching license.
The professional degree label would formalize the
graduate work and communicate to the State Department
of Education the completion of specific licensure re-
quirements. The curriculum is in place, and no addi-
tional resources are required to implement the change.
Dr. Frank Meyers, Dean of the College of Education at
UNR, stated that the proposed professional degree
would aid students in becoming licensed. The students
would also be eligible to apply for various grants and
scholarships for the 5th year of education. Dean
Meyers indicated that some students have already
completed the 5th year of education, and Mr. Klaich
suggested that those students be grandfathered into
the professional degree program.
The Dean of the College of Education and/or Vice Pres-
ident for Academic Affairs were directed to review
records of those individuals who have retroactively
met the requirements and grant these individuals the
(2) Information Only: Board of Regents' Workshop on
Academic Planning and Strategic Directions - Chairman
Derby announced that the Board of Regents' Workshop
to review institutional academic master plans and
System strategic directions will be held Februay 3-4,
1993 at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Foley seconded.
The open meeting recessed at 8:25 A.M. to go into the Legislative
Liaison Committee meeting and reconvened at 11:15 A.M. Friday,
January 8, 1993, with all Regents present except Regents Graves
23. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison
A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison
Committee meeting, held January 8, 1993, were made by Regent
Shelley Berkley, Chairman.
(1) Information Only: Update on Campus Legislative Activi-
ties - The Presidents (or designees) gave updates on
legislative activities at their institutions. Chair-
man Berkley questioned each Campus on how the database
project was coming along, and each Campus responded
that the project was either completed or near comple-
Chairman Berkley announced that she would be meeting
with Assemblyman Wendall Williams, Chairman of the
(2) Information Only: Briefing on System Legislative
Meetings - Chairman Berkley reported that a meeting
was held in southern Nevada with the Governor and she
felt it went very well, with the Governor indicating
his receptiveness to the topics discussed.
The second meeting with Budget Director Judy Matteucci
also was very productive.
Dr. Jim Richardson, President of the Nevada Faculty
Alliance, reported that he, too, has met with the
Governor on behalf of the University and Community Col-
lege System of Nevada. Several issues and recommenda-
tions were brought forth during that meeting and Dr.
Richardson indicated that, in his opinion, the meet-
ing was very productive.
ASUN President Samantha Hudson reported that the stu-
dent representatives met to plan the "Higher Educa-
tion Day" with Legislators to be held at 8:30 A.M.
March 4, 1993. The intention of sponsoring this event
is to bring an awareness regarding higher education
from the student perspective.
Chairman Berkley suggested to the students that they
each meet with their own Legislators and strongly
suggested that appointments be set up to guarantee
the meetings during "Higher Education Day".
ASUN President Hudson indicated that a petition is
being developed for all System student bodies to cir-
culate that will indicate the students' commitment to
higher education and support for funding the base
budget. Chairman Berkley suggested that the peitition
be presented to the Legislators in person -- not by
President Calabro offered his Campus facilities to
the students if they should need a place to organize
the "Higher Education Day".
(3) Information Only: Preparation for Presentations -
Chairman Berkley suggested that a list of key person-
nel be submittted to the Assembly Ways and Means Com-
mittee and the Senate Finance Committee so that the
Committee members could be able to make contacts with
the System, if necessary.
Mr. Klaich cautioned the Committee that the Chairman
of the Board Carolyn Sparks, Regent Shelley Berkley,
and Chancellor Mark Dawson could be overwhelmed in
maintaining the flow of communications between the
System and Legislature.
Dr. Eardley agreed and indicated that his Committee
assignment has become confusing; therefore, he has
postponed making his contacts. He stated that he
would make himself available to attend legislative
Mrs. Sparks indicated that letters would be sent to
the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Senate
Finance Committee that would reflect official UCCSN
Chairman Berkley addressed the "Las Vegas Review-Jour-
nal" article written by John Gallant in the previous
day's edition that indicated UCCSN would be planning
a public relations attack on the Governor. She re-
iterated that the proposed public relations endeavor
is to "educate the public sector" on the critical is-
sues facing higher education in Nevada. She request-
ed Secretary Moser prepare the minutes expeditiously
and send a copy to the Governor in order to reflect
the Board's proposal of educating the public. Chair-
man Berkley requested Public Information Director
Pamela Galloway develop public information materials
explaining UCCSN's position in response to the Gover-
nor's upcoming "State of the State" address. Presi-
dent Crowley suggested that editorial boards be con-
tacted to discuss the System's budget. Chairman
Berkley stated that she has contacted media outlets
and they have not been receptive. Mrs. Sparks sug-
gested that the individual Campuses make the contacts,
that they may have a better response.
Chairman Berkley stated that the Planning Report is an
excellent document and requested that it be sent to
the media. She was told that it already had been sent.
UCCSN Public Information Director Pamela Galloway in-
dicated that the Chancellor has requested a joint meet-
ing between the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and
the Senate Finance Committee, and is awaiting a re-
sponse. Ms. Galloway stated that she would follow up
with a phone call to see if a meeting could be sched-
uled. Ms. Galloway had previously requested a list
of nominees for the legislative presentation before
the two Committees.
Chairman Berkley encouraged that the nominees' names
be submitted to Ms. Galloway be able to show the im-
portance of higher education as an investment in the
State's economy and economic development. The list
should be broad-based to address several higher educa-
tion themes. Ms. Galloway reviewed the present list
of 14 nominees.
(4) Information Only: Board of Regents Special Projects
Fund - Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the income
and expense distribution for the Board of Regents'
Special Projects and Management Development accounts.
Vice Chairman Sparks indicated that this discussion
does not address the endowed pool for the foundations.
Several years ago the Board of Regents began an ag-
gressive program to maximize investment income avail-
able to UCCSN. All funds are pooled and invested until
they are needed. Some funds are invested for one day
only, others for many months. No funds are left un-
invested. All investments are made in U. S. Government
securities providing maximum protection to UCCSN.
In accordance with Board of Regents' Handbook, Title 4,
Chapter 10, Section 4, Allocation of Investment Income
Earned on UCCSN Pooled Cash Assets, the Board returns
80% of the funds generated by the pooled assets to the
UCCSN institutions to support institutions and operat-
ing funds, 10% to the Management Development Fund which
partially funds the Chancellor's Office, and 10% to the
Board of Regents' "Special Projects Account".
The Management Development Fund was established in 1983
and provides funding for 13 1/2 positions in the Chan-
cellor's Office, which the State does not fund (public
information director, research analysts, attorneys,
deputy treasurer, budget analyst, computer programmer
and clerical staff).
The Regents' Special Projects Account only expends
funds from the previous year which have already been
earned. 1/3 is allocated to a contingency reserve
account. The State does not provide UCCSN with con-
For fiscal year 1992, $473,033 was deposited into the
Board of Regents' Special Projects Account; however,
only $303,633 was expended. The remaining funds are
carried forward into the next fiscal year. (See
For fiscal year 1992, the contingency reserve account
contained $1.6 million and expended $60,000 for the
Director of Community College Affairs and $450,000 as
a reserve for the NNCC Gilleland note.
Vice Chancellor Sparks strongly indicated that these
funds are not "slush funds", as they have been referred
to by the media. Reports on these expenditures are
submitted to the Governor and Legislature each and
every year. The spending of these funds are in ac-
cordance with Board of Regents' policy and practices.
Dr. Hammargren stated that he felt that all System
funds are State funds if under the authority of the
Board of Regents. Chancellor Dawson disagreed, and
stated that State funds are allocations from the State
general fund by the Legislature, and all other funds
are considered public funds which are under the control
of the Board of Regents.
Dr. Hammargren stated that he has requested an account-
ing of all monies he has received since becoming a
Regent, and further questioned why an item has been
placed on the agenda so that he could give an account-
ing of the $10,000 allocated from Regents' Special
Projects Funds to Nevada NASA. Dr. Hammargren was
assured the item would be placed on the next agenda.
UNLV Vice President Harry Neel discussed income and
expenses of the UNLV disbursement of investment in-
come, which is filed in the Regents' Office.
President Maxson indicated that the UNLV President's
Cabinet meets weekly and financial problems are
brought before the Cabinet and discussed. The Cab-
inet determines how the President's Discretionary Fund
is to be spent on such issues. President Maxson stated
that the President's Discretionary Fund no longer ex-
ists; however, the UNLV Unrestricted Funds are now be-
ing used on projects throughout the institution.
(5) Information Only: Briefing on Board's Constitutional
Autonomy - General Counsel Donald Klasic briefed the
Committee on the Board's constituional automomy relat-
ed to legislative matters. He referred to several
court cases and highlighted 7 major principles:
1) The Board of Regents has exclusive executive and
and administrative control of the University of
2) The Nevada Legislature may obligate the University
of Nevada System to comply with public policy leg-
islation enacted for the general welfare of the
public or of general Statewide concern, which does
not closely involve internal University of Nevada
3) The Nevada Legislature may not enact laws, either
of general application or specifically directed
to the University of Nevada System, which inter-
fere with the essential management and control of
the University of Nevada System by the Board of
4) The Nevada Legislature has the constitutional pow-
er to appropriate funds from the State Treasury,
but once funds are appropriated for the use of
the University of Nevada System, they come within
the exclusive management and control of the Board
of Regents, to be expended and used as the Board
deems necessary for University purposes.
A. As an exception to the Board of Regents' ex-
clusive authority to expend State appropriated
funds, the Nevada Legislature may attach rea-
sonable and constitutionally legitimate con-
ditions to appropriations, which the Board of
Regents must follow if it accepts the appro-
B. However, the Nevada Legislature's authority to
impose conditions on the expenditure of appro-
priation is not unlimited, as it cannot im-
pose conditions which infringe on the author-
ity of the Board of Regents to exclusively
manage and control the executive and adminis-
trative functions of the University of Nevada
5) The Board of Regents has the complete and exclusive
authority, without requiring legislative approval,
direction or control, to receive, manage and spend
all funds not directly derived from legislative
appropriations from the State Treasury, such as
investments, gifts, grants, contracts or federal
and other nongeneral fund revenues.
6) The Nevada Legislature may not constitutionally
enact line item appropriations affecting the Uni-
versity of Nevada System if the effect of such
line item appropriations is to infringe on the
exclusive executive and administrative control of
the Board of Regents over the University of Nevada
System; the Legislature may not do indirectly what
it cannot do directly.
7) The Nevada Legislature may not constitutionally
require the Board of Regents to seek the discre-
tionary approval of the Governor or the Interim
Finance Committee for the transfer or augmentation
of funds within interal University programs or
Mr. Foley questioned if the Legislature encroaches into
the Board of Regents' authority, is there a waiver to
stop them by not proceeding or do we have a right to
proceed? General Counsel Klasic offered the case law
"People vs. Tremain", whereas the constitution is the
law of the land and cannot waive basic Charter of the
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mrs. Gallagher
seconded. Motion carried.
The open meeting recessed at 11:16 A.M. to moved into the ad hoc
Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and reconvened at 1:05 P.M.
Friday, January 8, 1993, with all Regents present except Regents
Berkley, Eardley, Foley, Gallagher and Klaich.
24. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on
Ethnic Minority Affairs, held January 8, 1993, were made
by Regent June F. Whitley, Chairman.
Chairman Whitley compared the System progress in affirma-
tive action to that of baseball wherein Jackie Robinson
had been accepted some 50 years ago and little progress
has been made since that time. She related that minority
representation has only increased 2% over the past 4 years.
(1) Responses to Membership, Blue Ribbon Task Force - Mrs.
Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research,
reported that she has received a number of acceptances
from those who have been asked to serve, but there is
still some follow-up to be done. A letter is to be
sent to those accepting. Chancellor Dawson indicated
that Mr. Odie Fields has accepted.
(2) Report from Campus Committees - Mr. John Lujan, UNLV
Affirmative Action Officer, reported that the Commit-
tee is finalizing the student survey forms, that a
Career Day is planned, that they are assisting minority
students with their concerns, and that they have a
Native American project.
Dr. Patricia Butler, CCSN, stated that surveys are
going out and that open hearings are planned for the
Spring. A manager, Charles Mosely, has been hired
who will co-chair the Committee. One thrust will be
encouraging minority students to enroll in science
programs and assisting them to continue at UNLV.
President Maxson commended CCSN for leadership in
President Remington stated NNCC has developed goals
for their Committee which include understanding of
diverse cultures, leadership skills, student and
faculty recruitment and retention.
Mr. L. D. Lovett, TMCC, stated the Committee has
developed a survey, has been meeting with ethnic groups
in the community, and has formed a Community Advisory
Board which is similar to the Blue Ribbon Task Force.
He related the Committee is aware of the tensions on
Campus and gives guidance in these situations.
President Calabro, WNCC, stated they are establishing
linkages with the community, and in particular the
Hispanic Council who will address the Campus on diver-
Mr. Mike Coray, UNR, stated they had been working with
diversity problems before this Committee was establish-
ed. Draft surveys have been developed and he asked for
feedback from the Committee, the Campuses and the Re-
gents. He discussed the security for confidentiality
of the surveys and stated he felt it would be wise to
have a System response in order to ensure confidential-
ity. Hearings will be held on the Campus in Spring.
Mr. Foley and Dr. Derby commended Dr. Coray on the
depth of the survey. Dr. Derby suggested that each
Campus be apprised of their survey results, but that
an overall System response would be helpful. Dr.
Coray stated he felt the hearing process will bring
out more of the problems, but that the survey will
determine progress on perceptions. Mrs. Gallagher
questioned whether surveying all students would not
result in perceptions from several different points
Dr. Steve Mizell, DRI, stated their Committee was
active and on track with their goals.
(3) New Business
Public - Several persons requested to be heard at this
Mr. Gilbert Cortez, Reno, asked to be placed on the
Blue Ribbon Task Force.
Mr. Jesse Sattwhite stated he had a serious problem
with UNR, that he felt there was almost no hope for
minorities on the Campus, and that he felt the Presi-
dent was trying to break up the Black Alumni organi-
zation, which Mr. Sattwhite now heads. He presented
a number of demands for immediate action by the Re-
Black Alumni be given a list of all athlete and
coach recruits so the organization can talk to
them about what to expect at UNR.
Insist the staff in the Outreach Department all
have masters degrees.
Increase the number of Latino professors.
Have a black become the Affirmative Action Officer
and remove Mr. David Torres.
Hire a black head coach.
Have an effective after-care program for black
Increase the number of blacks in the Outward Bound
Hire Lucia Garcia Lewis as a Vice Chancellor.
Mr. Sattwhite continued that all except the last demand
could be negotiated, but that the hiring of Mrs. Lewis
was not negotiable and that if she was not hired, he
would call in a number of regional and federal groups
Mrs. Lucia Garcia Lewis, an employee at TMCC, stated
that she and Mr. Sattwhite should be placed on the Blue
Ribbon Task Force. She related that she had been re-
moved from her functions at TMCC and she felt she has
been treated badly. President Gwaltney stated that
Mrs. Lewis has filed a number of grievances which are
in the process of being heard on the Campus in accord-
ance with Board policy. She stated the Chancellor had
stated he would have a conflict resolution team brought
in to hear her complaints. The Chancellor stated that
what he had told Mrs. Lewis was that a conflict resolu-
tion team was being brought in to do a workshop for the
Mrs. Lewis stated she had just received a letter from
President Gwaltney on the first two grievances, but
that she was unable to get a fair hearing, so she
wanted a position in the Chancellor's Office in order
to monitor what is being done on the Campuses. She
stated she feels she is being mistreated because of
her racial background.
Mr. Cortez stated he did not like the treatment Mrs.
Lewis was receiving and that if it was not resolved
he would bring a federal suit against the System.
Mr. Clark Santini stated that as a long-time UNR alum-
nus, he had worked to establish the Black Alumni chap-
ter on the Campus, and that he was now establishing
an independent organization, LUV UNR, which stands for
Love Unpopular Views UNR. He felt chapters would be-
gin on the other Campuses and for the Regents as well.
(4) Report on Minority Recruitment, University of Nevada
Medical School - Ms. Kathleen Conaboy, Director of
Public Relations and Development at the School of
Medicine, stated the Medical School staff has defined
the problem of minority recruitment as a pipeline
problem. She related that from 1975-84 60,000 Ph. D.s
in Life Sciences were granted, but only 612 of those
were awarded to blacks, or slightly more than 1%. The
Education Commission of the States has stated that
enrollment in the sciences among blacks is declining
in graduate schools for higher degrees. The Associa-
tion of Medical Schools has set a goal of enrolling
3,000 blacks by the year 2000.
Ms. Conaboy explained that there is a need to "grow our
own", and it has been found that a mentoring component
is most successful. Therefore, the Medical School will
focus on a Minority High School Scholars Program. With
a grant from the Howard Hughes Foundation, they will
focus on 15 minority students, those under-represented
in the School, with emphasis on learning and library
skills. There will be a minimum of 3 contacts per year
in a follow-up program.
A second program will focus on the "adoption" of the
Science Department of Hug High School in Reno, which
has the preponderance of minority students in Washoe
County. Ms. Ann Diggins, Medical School, meets regu-
larly with the Science faculty at Hug and arranges
participation by Medical School faculty. Some 25
faculty have volunteered to help with the monitoring
of these high school students.
Clark County School District is building a magnet
school. Plans are underway to meet with that admin-
istration to discuss how the Medical School can become
A third program is the continuation of the minority
apprenticeship program where minority high school
students are brought to the Medical School during the
Summer. Students associate with the Medical School
students and visit laboratories, and are encouraged
to continue their studies in fields which would lead
to a medical degree.
A fourth thrust is with the Admissions Committee of
the School. There are minorities on the Committee,
and a sub-committee has been formed to review all
minority applications to the full Admissions Committee.
Ms. Conaboy suggested that an environmental survey
be done in the Medical School as a follow-up to the
surveys discussed by Dr. Coray.
Dr. Hammargren stated that there is a need to counsel
students before their high school years. Ms. Conaboy
stated that had been discussed, but since there are
limited resources at this time, it was felt the in-
volvement with high school students was the first step.
President Maxson suggested that Ms. Conaboy might like
to contact the CCSN/UNLV Consortium in Science to see
whether the Medical School might become involved in
Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.
Mr. Graves seconded. Motion carried.
Dr. Derby announced that a workshop session on sexual harassment
education training has been scheduled for the February 18-19,
1993 Board of Regents' meeting. This workshop is aimed towards
the UCCSN Administrators and the members of the Board of Regents.
The open meeting recessed at 1:10 A.M. to move into the Research
Affairs Committee meeting and reconvened at 1:15 P.M. Friday,
January 8, 1993, with all Regents present except Regents Berkley,
Eardley, Foley, Gallagher and Klaich.
25. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs
A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Com-
mittee meeting, held January 8, 1993, were made by Regent
Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.
(1) Status Report, EPSCoR Director - Dr. David Mc Nelis,
Chairman of the Research Council, stated a selection
committee has completed review of 25 candidates for
the post. Telephone interviews were conducted with
5 of the candiates, and 4 were interviewed in person.
2 candidates, in rank order, were furnished to the
Chancellor for final selection.
(2) EPSCoR Projects - The DOE EPSCoR Traineeships Selec-
tion Committee, Chaired by Dr. Ray Walker of LASL, re-
viewed 24 applications. It is anticipated that ap-
proximately 8-10 awards for the Fall 1993 semester will
be distributed in March of this year.
Dr. Mc Nelis stated that selection committees for the
review of candidates for the Nevada Regents' 1993 Re-
searcher and Creative Activity Awards have been estab-
lished. Recommendations will be presented to this
Committee at its February meeting.
Mrs. Price moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Research Affairs Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
The meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board