01/07/1993

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 7-8, 1993








1-07-1993

Pages 37-71



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

Association Officers.



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'

Office.



(7) Approved the repeal of Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

4, Subsection 8, Alaska Airlines, of the Board of

Regents' Handbook.



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

projects:



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

Contract)



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-

life personnel.



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,

1993

Amount : $700 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide one hour presenta-

tion training sessions regarding

developmental disabilities.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: October 1, 1992 through March 1,

1993

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

records.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Commerce/Housing Division (Interlocal

Contract)



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

housing conditions.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Commerce/Housing Division (Interlocal

Contract)



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-

local Contract)



Effective Date: October 1, 1992 through June 30,

1993

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

Las Vegas.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30,

1993

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

as follows:



Academic Affairs Committee Audit Committee



Jill Derby, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman

Shelley Berkley James Eardley

Madison Graves Nancy Price

Daniel Klaich June Whitley

June Whitley



Budget & Finance Committee Investment Committee



Committee of the Whole Daniel Klaich, Chairman

James Eardley

Joseph Foley

Madison Graves

Nancy Price



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

granted.



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-

mended:



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-

ed:



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

1994

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

Year 1993-94



Alternates



Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli, Electrical Engineering, Fall 1993

Richard Ganzel, Political Science, Fall 1993

Cahit Evrensel, Mechanical Engineering, Academic Year

1993-94



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

1993-94

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



Alternates



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

1993-94

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

1993-94

Susan Oriard, Social Sciences, Spring 1994

Phyllis Henderson, Science, Academic Year 1993-94



See Ref. G, filed in the Regents' Office, for summary of

proposed projects.



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

proposed projects.



G. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-

ed the sabbatical leaves available to DRI be awarded to

the following:



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

Universities.



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.



Motion carried.



8. Information Only: Biennial Budget Update



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented an update on the Biennial

Budget Request.



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

agreed.



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

do more.



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-

tive session.



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

years.



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

faculty.



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.



Motion carried.



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.

Motion carried.



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



UNR

Summer Session

1992 1993

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Resource

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



Expenditure

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



UNLV

Summer Term

1992 1993

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Resource

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



Expenditure

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



CCSN

Summer School

1992 1993

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Resource

Beginning Balance $ 110,431 $ 143,257

Registration Fees 500,814 500,000

Total Source of Funds $ 611,245 $ 643,257



Expenditure

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



NNCC

Summer School

1992 1993

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Resource

Opening Account Balance $ 0 $ 20,000

Student Tuition 46,987 53,000

Total Source of Funds $ 46,987 $ 73,000



Expenditure

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



TMCC

Summer School

1992 1993

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Resource

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



WNCC

Summer School

1992 1993

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Resource

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

Center.



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.

Motion carried.



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'

Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



Barbara King



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Victor Kwong



Community College of Southern Nevada



Aida Jimenez



Northern Nevada Community College



Georgianna Smith

Martha Fenger

Marilee Kuhl



Truckee Meadows Community College



Steve Zideck



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

$345,850



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

project.



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

seconded.



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

carried.



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

Derby, Chairman.



(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

Professional Degree.



(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.

Motion carried.



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

and Hammargren.



23. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



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-

tion.



Chairman Berkley announced that she would be meeting

with Assemblyman Wendall Williams, Chairman of the

Education Committee.



(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

mail.



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

hearings.



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

spokespersons.



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-

tingency funds.



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

attached schedule.)



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

Nevada System.



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

System affairs.



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

Regents.



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-

priations.



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

System.



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

areas.



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

State.



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

Minority Affairs



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

this program.



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-

sity issues.



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

of view.



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

time.



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-

gents:



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

athletes.



Increase the number of blacks in the Outward Bound

program.



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

to investigate.



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

Regents.



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

involved.



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

that arena.



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

Committee



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.

Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

01-07-1993