January 8-9, 1987
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
January 8-9, 1987
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-
um, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Mr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
Deputy Chancellor Mark Dawson
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President George Hidy, DRI
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Vice President John Unrue, UNLV
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Fordham (DRI), Larry
Goodnight (WNCC), John Heise (CCCC), Phyllis Henderson (TMCC),
Donald Jessup (UNR), Gary Jones (UNLV), Jim Williams (Unit), and
Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 8:25 A.M.
on Thursday, January 8, 1987. Upon motion by Mrs. Kenney, sec-
onded by Mrs. Gallagher, the Board moved to a closed personnel
session for the purposes of officer evaluations and discussing
the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence or
physical or mental health of a person in accordance with NRS
The open session of the Board of Regents began at 10:40 A.M. on
Thursday, January 8, 1987.
1. Approved the Consent Agenda
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Decem-
ber 12, 1986.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in Ref.
C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following persons be added to the College
of Agriculture Advisory Board at UNR:
Matt Benson, Gardnerville
Bill Frade, Yerington
Kenneth Garey, Amargosa Valley
Tim Hafen, Pahrump
Molly Knudtsen, Austin
Herb Manig, Sparks
(4) Approved an Interagency Agreement between the State Job
Training Office and the UNS from October 1 to December
30, 1986, not to exceed $2000 for the Governor's Sym-
posium on Economic Development held November 18-19,
Mrs. Kenney moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-
al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the
order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.
Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
Item #2 missing.
Chairman Klaich introduced the Honorable Cliff Young, Jus-
tice, Nevada Supreme Court; Dr. Pete Perriera, Director of
Student Relations at UNR; Mrs. Barbara Eardley and Mr. Larry
Eardley, wife and son of Regent Eardley; and Dr. John Unrue,
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at UNLV.
President Crowley acknowledged the newly created UNR flag.
President Calabro introduced Mr. Brian Kale, newly appointed
USA President at WNCC.
Dr. Unrue introduced Dr. Mary Ann Michel, Dean of the Col-
lege of Health Sciences at UNLV.
4. Oath of Office
The Oath of Office was given by the Honorable Cliff Young,
Justice, Nevada Supreme Court, to re-elected Regents Dorothy
S. Gallagher and Chris Karamanos and newly elected Regent
5. Approved Amendment, Board of Regents Bylaws
In December, 1986 the Board heard the first reading for a
proposed change to its Bylaws concerning the election of
Officers. The amendment process to change the election from
January to the last Board meeting of the fiscal year of each
odd-numbered year, term of office to commence July 1, and
defining the term, with a proviso added that if adopted the
tenure for the incumbents of offices of Chairman and Vice
Chairman be extended to July 1, 1987.
Regents Bylaws, Title 1, Article IV, Section 2
Officers of the Board
Election Section 2. The Chairman and Vice Chairman
shall be elected from among the membership of
the Board at the organizational meeting of the
Board held during the Board's last meeting of
the fiscal year ending during an odd-numbered
year and shall serve 2-year terms, to commence
on the following July 1. The Chairman or Vice
Chairman may serve only two successive terms
in the respective office, but may be re-elect-
ed to such office after an intervening term.
In the event of a vacancy in office, the Board
shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of
the term by election at the next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board. No person
serving more than 3 successive years as Chair-
man or Vice Chairman shall be elected to suc-
cessive terms in those respective offices.
Note: Upon adoption of this amendment, the terms of the
incumbents of the Offices of Chairman and Vice Chairman of
the Board shall be extended until July 1, 1987.
Regents Bylaws, Title 1, Article V, Section 2
Section 2. The last meeting of the fiscal
year ending during an odd-numbered year shall
be an organizational meeting for the purpose
of electing officers, in addition to other
business that may be brought before the Board.
Mrs. Sheerin move approval of the amendment to the Board of
Regents Bylaws. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
6. Approved Sabbatical Leave, 1987-88, NNCC
Nevada Revised Statutes and Board of Regents policy provide
for the total number of sabbatical leaves which may be
awarded each year.
Utilizing the criteria followed in previous years, the max-
imum available leaves for 1987-88 for NNCC is one.
A. Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg rec-
ommended the sabbatical leave available to NNCC be
awarded to the following:
Sara Campsey, Art, Academic Year 1987-88
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Sabbatical Leave at
NNCC for 1987-88. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
7. Approved Honorary Degree, Community Colleges
Approved the establishment of an Honorary Associate Degree
award for Community Colleges, which would require Board
approval and would be handled in the same manner as the
awarding of Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the Universi-
This award would be incorporated into the Handbook.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of an Honorary Associate degree
award for Community Colleges. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Mo-
There was a short discussion on agenda Item 12 that appeared on
the agenda which was withdrawn. Mrs. Sparks commended President
Meacham for the professional manner in which he handled the pro-
posal of land exchange with the City of Las Vegas.
8. Approved Salary Changes, TMCC
Approved salary changes for two Deans commensurate with
duties as assigned in the administrative reorganization at
TMCC. These changes would be effective retroactively to the
implementation of the reorganization on November 1, 1986.
Dean of Instructional Services $50,400 $53,200
Dean of Instruction $50,400 $53,200
President Gwaltney announced Mr. Mike Rainey has been ap-
pointed as the Business/Industry Liaison Officer at TMCC.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the salary changes at TMCC.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved Deeds for Evans Avenue Extension, UNR
Approved transfer of two deeds regarding Evans Avenue exten-
sion from Mc Carran Blvd. to Brook Street. This extension
was a condition of approval for the Lawlor Events Center.
Under this agreement, the University, Western Pacific Rail-
road and United States Bureau of Mines will provide the
right-of-way; the Regional Transportation Commission will
fund and build the extension, and the City of Reno will hold
title and easements to the roadway property.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the transfer of two deeds
regarding Evans Avenue extension. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
10. Approved Grant, UNR
Approved the acceptance of a $5,000,000 grant from the Gen-
eral Services Administration for the construction of facili-
ties for the Center of Strageic Materials Policy Analysis in
the Mackay School of Mines at UNR.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval to accept a $5,000,000 grant from
the General Services Administration. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
President Crowley stated that this grant will be used to re-
habilitate the School's museum, create additional library
space to house mines/engineering collections, and house data
documentation from major mining companies throughout the
world. This grant will aid Mackay School of Mines in its
quest to become the best Mining School in the Nation. He
stated that $2 million in private donations will be focused
on the School of Mines Library.
11. Approved Lease, DRI
After considerable discussion on the 26-year lease agreement
between DRI and Research Park Associates, the Board of Re-
gents requested additional information to be brought back
the following day (see Page 14 for approval).
President Crowley invited the Board of Regents to tour the Church
Fine Arts Complex and he gave a progress report on a private cam-
paign to raise $2.2 million for the facility. The State of Ne-
vada provided $6 million for the project, which cost $8.2 mil-
lion. Volunteers formed a committee, Chaired by newspaper colum-
nist and philanthropist Rollan Melton, to raise the additional
$2.2 million. President Crowley stated that the committee ex-
pected to reach its goal by February.
The meeting reconvened at 1:30 P.M. All Regents were present ex-
cept for Mr. Karamanos
12. UNS Health Care Symposium
A Health Care Symposium was offered to brief Regents on the
current and future programs and offerings within the UNS.
Included were recommendations for consideration of future
UNS involvement. Each Campus was represented during the
discussion and gave presentations outlining existing and
future plans. In addition, a report describing Nevada's
health care education needs through the year 1993 was pre-
sented and is filed in the Regents Office.
The wide-ranging discussion focused on topics such as:
future manpower needs, needs of an aging population, rural
health care, accreditation of programs, articulation of
nursing courses, capital construction plans and bills being
drafted for the 1987 Nevada Legislature which involve UNS.
Citing the need to address the State's immediate and long-
term health care needs, the Board requested another meeting
on January 29, 1987 to discuss strategic planning.
13. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held January 9, 1987, were made by Regent Jo
Ann Sheerin, Chairman.
(1) Approved changes in the existing Hydrology/Hydrogeology
program at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the
Rather than one major, three separate majors will be
offered: Hydrology, Hydrogeology and a combined Hy-
drology/Hydrogeology major. These are currently op-
tions within the program. This will provide for less
confusion when explaining the programs to potential
students, and in administration of the program. The
proposed changes will not result in any new faculty,
courses or facilities.
(2) Approved the Phase I Proposal for an AAS degree in
Ophthalmic Technology at CCCC, as contained in Ref.
AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.
Graduates of this program will be trained as assistants
to Ophthalmologists. They will be qualified to take
histories, perform vision testing, repair and maintain
instruments, conduct contact lens procedures, as well
as performing other duties.
This program could provide a cost-effective means of
staffing and operating Ophthalmologists' offices.
Trained individuals at the technical level are in short
supply in the southern portion of the State, and re-
cruitment can be costly. This program will be the only
one of its kind in Nevada, and one of only a few in the
western United States. Date of initiation is planned
for September, 1987.
This program is consistent with the CCCC master plan,
which emphasizes the increased need for vocational pro-
grams. It is anticipated that 15 students will be en-
rolled in the program by the 4th year. Health core,
science and humanities courses are already in place,
and students will be admitted every other year in order
to avoid overload of clinical facilities.
Funding needs include a 1/2 time program coordinator,
adjunct faculty, salaries for extra laboratory sections
and travel, and is estimated at $12,200 in the 4th
year. Indirect costs of $4,500 will be required for
administration, overhead, limited-entry processing and
Mrs. Sheerin asked why training in this program was not
the same as Dental Assisting and Dr. Alison Mc Pherson,
Director of Science and Health at CCCC, responded that
the programs were different, and Ophthalmic Technology
requires different more complex training. Mrs. Sheerin
asked if there would be adequate space for this program
and Dr. Meacham responded that there is a need for this
program and space will be made available. Mrs. Kenney
queries if the job market had been surveyed and Dr. Mc
Pherson stated that a person-to-person survey was
(3) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a Ph. D. in Anthro-
pology at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the
This degree will be a cooperative program between the
Department of Anthropology and the Desert Research
Institute. The program will focus on the anthropology
and archaeology of the Great Basin and Far West.
The curriculum will consist of 3 options, with a total
of 72 credits required. 54 to 55 credits in Environ-
mental Archaeology, Historical Archaeology or Ethno-
graphy and Ethnohistory will be required, plus 18
credits in field work and dissertation.
Funding for the program is projected at $20,500 by the
4th year, and will include a request for one teaching
assistant and reimbursement for Desert Research Insti-
tute faculty who will be teaching in the program. Ex-
isting faculties and equipment are adequate at the
present time. Consultants were brought in from the
University of California at Davis and the University
of Oregon to review the program proposal. Recommenda-
tions made by the consultants have been integrated into
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-
gents in June, 1986.
President Crowley answered Mrs. Sheerin's question re-
garding the funding for the one teaching assistant and
DRI faculty by stating that the funds will be reallo-
cated internally at this time, and UNR will seek fund-
ing from the Legislature in the future; it was too late
to be included in this year's budget request.
Mrs. Sheerin queried if there would be adequate library
resouces for the 40 students and 7 faculty, and Presi-
dent Crowley responded in the affirmative.
(4) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an M. D., Ph. D. in
the School of Medicine, as contained in Ref. AA-4, fil-
ed in the Regents Office.
This program will lead to a combined M. D., Ph. D. de-
gree, awarded through the School of Medicine, with
jurisdiction for the program to be shared by the UNR
Graduate School. The dual program will consist of bio-
medical research and clinical medicine. Graduates will
be able to participate in research, teaching and clini-
Completion of the program will require 6 to 7 years.
The curriculum will consist of 88 credits of basic med-
cal sciences and 44 credits of graduate work and re-
search, plus seminars, colloquia, and a qualifying ex-
amination. The Clinical Medicine portion will involve
56 credits of Clerkships.
The M. D. degree will be obtained through existing med-
ical curriculum, while the Ph. D. course work can be
completed through the Departments of Anatomy, Biochem-
istry, Pharmacology, Physiology and the interdiscipli-
nary program in Cell and Molecular Biology.
Students in this program must meet the entrance re-
quirements for admission to the Medical School as well
as the Graduate School. Completion will require a 3.0
GPA in graduate courses, a 2.5 in the School of Medi-
cine, as well as competency in a foreign language.
Enrollment in the program will be small, beginning with
2 students and increasing to 8 by the 4th year of the
program. Funding is projected at $80,000 by the 4th
year to support a secretary, operating funds and sti-
pends for 8 students. The stipends will be provided
from individual research grants to faculty, and eventu-
ally by training grant support. Existing facilities
and equipment are adequate for the program.
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-
gents in October, 1986.
Dr. David Westfall, Chairman of the Pharmacology De-
partment, responded to Mrs. Sheerin's question regard-
ing the number of students within the program, by stat-
ing that those enrolled would come from existing stu-
dents in the medical program; therefore, there would be
no increase of enrollment.
(5) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an MS and Ph. D. in
Pharmacology in the School of Medicine, as contained in
Ref. AA-5, filed in the Regents Office.
This 4-year program will be centered in the Department
of Pharmacology. The master's degree will be offered
as an intermediate degree en route to the Ph. D.; stu-
dents will not be accepted solely as masters' candi-
dates. The curriculum for the program will consist of
97 credits which will include knowledge of the bio-
logical sciences, mathematics, chemistry and many as-
pects of medicine. Students must meet the entrance
requirements set forth by the Graduate School and com-
plete certain prerequisites in science courses.
A total of 8 students will be accepted in the program
by the 4th year. 4th year funding requests will total
$80,000 and will provide for a part-time secretary,
operating funds and stipends for 8 graduate assistants.
Existing facilities and equipment are adequate for the
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-
gents in October, 1986.
Dr. Westfall indicated that stipend funding for stu-
dents will be sought at the Legislature, or funding
will be absorbed through research grants.
Mrs. Sheerin asked what the prerequisites were to be
accepted into the M. S., Ph. D. program since an M. D.
is not required in the program. Dr. Westfall replied
that students can be accepted by taking prerequisites
such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, psychology
and other disciplines.
(6) New Business - The Committee requested Vice Chancellor
Fox to report at the April meeting on the subject of
articulation, especially articulation in nursing and
other health related programs between Community Col-
leges and Universities. Equivalency between 2-year
and 4-year scientific programs should also be included
in this report.
Vice Chancellor Fox stated that at the December meet-
ing the Board approved a new process for the review
of programs, and informed the Committee that there are
only a few Phase I and Phase II programs to come before
the Committee under the previous process of reporting.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Gallagher
seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Sheerin requested that two full day meetings per year
be scheduled for the Academic Affairs Committee for Program
Chairman Klaich acknowledged Mr. Rowland Oakes and Mr. Frank
Byrne. Mr. Oakes is Executive Director of the Associated General
Contractors and Chairman of Construction Opportunity Trust, rep-
resenting management. Mr. Byrne is Secretary of the Northern
Nevada Building Trades Council and Co-Chairman of Construction
Opportunity Trust, representing labor.
These gentlemen are instrumental in the donation from Construc-
tion Opportunity Trust to provide for the construction of a metal
building on the WNCC Campus. This donation will total approxi-
mately $150,000 in labor and materials needed to complete the
building. The metal building donated by the American Buildings
Company of Carson City, will house the machine shop laboratory
Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting.
14. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held January 9, 1987, were made by Regent
(1) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budgets for
Summer Sessions at the following institutions:
A. University of Nevada-Reno
Opening Account Balance $216,074 $225,278
9601 Fees 594,379 653,817
9709 Special Programs 36,000 12,000
Total Source of Funds $846,453 $891,095
Professional Salaries $434,594 $478,053
Fringe Benefits 6,228 6,405
Class Salaries (FTE 2.5 & 5)50,722 89,872
Fringe Benefits 12,407 21,224
Wages 8,006 4,000
Fringe Benefits 808 404
Operating 73,525 82,163
Out-of-State Travel 4,424 7,000
IELC 25,000 11,000
Judicial Studies 1,461 0
Administration Expense 4,000 4,000
Ending Account Balance 225,278 186,974
Total Use of Funds $846,453 $891,095
B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Opening Account Balance $ 236,771 $ 470,000
Student Fees 1,080,771 1,080,000
Total Source of Funds $1,317,542 $1,550,000
Professional Salaries $ 803,584 $1,000,000
Fringe Benefits 9,268 11,500
Classified Salaries 19,460 20,000
Fringe Benefits 3,868 4,000
Wages 500 3,000
Fringe Benefits 5 30
Operating 35,000 40,000
Out-of-State Travel 2,500 3,000
Ending Account Balance 443,357 468,470
Total Use of Funds $1,317,542 $1,550,000
C. Clark County Community College
Opening Account Balance $ 55,000
Registration Fees 252,500
Total Source of Funds $307,500
Professional Contracts $215,000
Classified Personnel 10,000
Fringe Benefits 8,000
Out-of-State Travel 3,000
Ending Account Balance 40,500
Total Use of Funds $307,500
D. Truckee Meadows Community College
Opening Account Balance $ 47,535 $ 58,857
Registration Fees 67,874 76,680
Total Source of Funds $115,409 $135,537
Professional Salaries $ 49,070 $ 81,698
Fringe Benefits 1,059 1,757
Classified Salaries 158 174
Fringe Benefits 3 4
Wages 1,364 1,500
Fringe Benefits 29 32
Operating 4,869 5,600
Out-of-State Travel 0 1,000
Ending Account Balance 58,857 43,772
Total Use of Funds $115,409 $135,537
E. Western Nevada Community College
Registration Fees $ 27,000
Full-Time Professional Salaries $ 8,400
Part-Time Professional Salaries 14,200
Fringe Benefits 525
Ending Account Balance 3,075
Total Use of Funds $ 27,000
F. Northern Nevada Community College
Opening Account Balance $ 1,452 $ 1,514
Student Fees 10,230 11,000
Total Source of Funds $ 11,682 $ 12,514
Professional Salaries $ 7,297 $ 8,000
Fringe Benefits 234 240
Operating 1,788 2,000
Out-of-State Travel 0 300
Transfers Out 849 400
Ending Account Balance 1,514 1,574
Total Use of Funds $ 11,682 $ 12,514
(2) Approved to use $100,000 of Capital Improvement Fee
Funds for reinstatement of deleted Phase IV improve-
(3) Approved rental rates to be increased and the Handbook,
Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 17.2 and 17.4, be amended,
Sec. 17.2 Stead Campus Apartments
Student Rate July 1, 1987
1-bedroom $210 $225
2-bedroom 240 260
studio 75 80
Employee Rate July 1, 1987
1-bedroom $275 $295
2-bedroom 300 325
studio 85 90
Sec. 17.4 Other Apartments and Houses Owned by UNR
Apartments Rate July 1, 1987
1262 N. Sierra St. $295 $315
1 & 5 Artemesia 295 315
90 Twilight (5-plex) 285 305
120 E. 9th, Apt. A 350 375
120 E. 9th, Apt. B 225 240
120 E. 9th, Apt. C 285 305
120 E. 9th, Apt. D 275 295
Houses Rate July 1, 1987
1039 Evans Ave. $495 $550
1065 Evans Ave. 450 485
1147 Evans Ave. 525 565
135 Anelli Lane 450 485
819 Center St. 295 315
819 Center St. (garage) 50 55
821 Center St. 450 485
11 Artemesia Way 395 405
(4) Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the Report of Actual
Expenditures vs. Operating Budget 1986 FY.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Eardley seconded.
11. Approved Lease, DRI (continued)
Approved a 26-year lease agreement between DRI and Research
Park Associates, a Nevada general partnership, to lease ap-
proximately 19,000 square feet in a structure located in the
Dandini Research Park on Dandini Boulevard across from the
present DRI Headquarters building at an annual rental of
$275,000. The building to be constructed by the developer,
Clark and Sullivan, will house the Biological Sciences
Center's plant growth facilities, DRI administrative offices
and other research and development oriented tenants being
sought by the owner. The building will revert to the UNS
at the end of the lease agreement. The agreement will as-
sist DRI in launching development of its research park.
General Counsel Klasic recommended approval, subject to
review of final legal documentation.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the lease between DRI and Re-
Park Associates. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
15. Report of Chancellor Search Committee
Mr. Klaich, Co-Chairman of the Chancellor's Search Commit-
tee, reported on the search selection process, stating that
the Committee had unanimously selected Mr. Mark H. Dawson
as the UNS Chancellor. The Board directed the Chairman to
negotiate terms and conditions of his contract and to re-
port back to the Board.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Mark
H. Dawson as Chancellor of the University of Nevada System
and authorized the Chairman of the Board to negotiate the
Chancellor's contract. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion
Mr. Dawson expressed his appreciation for the unanimous
pledge of support from his colleagues and accepted the ap-
pointment as Chancellor.
16. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held January 19, 1987, were made by Regent Joseph Foley,
(1) Information Only - Approved the follow-up report on the
Intercollegiate Athletics audit, UNLV, filed in the Re-
(2) Information Only - Approved the follow-up report on the
Athletic Department Office audit, UNLV, filed in the
(3) Information Only - Approved the follow-up report on the
Theater Arts Department audit, UNLV, filed in the Re-
Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations of
the Audit Committee. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion car-
17. Approved Master Plan for North Campus, UNR
Approved the Master Plan for North Campus, UNR, recently
completed by the State Public Works Board. This plan was
required in order to properly locate currently approved
facilities, including the recreational fields, tennis
courts, Evans avenue extension, central receiving, North
Campus parking, and to identify future uses of space on the
Mr. Brian Whalen, Director of the Physical Plant, made the
presentation, and discussed parking alternatives on the
Campus. President Crowley informed the Board that several
alternatives have been addressed such as contracting with a
private party to construct parking for a commercial enter-
prise. It has been determined, at this time, that it would
not be feasible to construct and maintain parking structures
on the Campus.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Master Plan for North
Campus at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
18. Legislative Workshop
The University of Nevada System Planning Report, 1987-1992,
which describes Campus goals and objectives, academic and
budget priorities, economic development issues, student en-
rollment growth, as well as current and future efforts to
stengthen higher education in Nevada, was presented by Vice
Chancellor Fox. NRS 396.505 calls for the Board of Regents
to prepare a comprehensive System Plan to be submitted to
the Legislature. Such planning reports are published on a
biennial basis as updates to Nevada 2000: Future Directions
for Nevada's Colleges and Universities.
Key points of the report are:
A. Increased Enrollment - The population growth of the
State, the increasing numbers of high school graduates,
and the high ratio of high school graduates planning
postsecondary education will increase UNS enrollment
by 26% to nearly 63,000 by 1991.
B. Increased Demand for Existing and New Programs - In-
creased enrollment, an increasingly diverse student body
(more part-time, older and minority students), and State
demands for higher education to play an ever larger role
in economic development and diversification, will in-
crease the demand for new and improved programs on the
C. Continuing Emphasis on Provision of Quality Programs -
The UNS remains committed to providing high quality
programs to all students enrolled in the System.
D. Continuing Demand for Quality Faculty - In order to
attract and retain high quality faculty, resources must
be committed to attain nationally competitive salaries.
E. Increased Need for New Equipment and Facilities - Ad-
vances in educational technology, and in technology used
in the workplace, will create a continued need to ac-
quire new and upgraded computing, occupational and re-
search equipment and facilities.
Regents budget priorities for the 1987-89 biennium, System
goals, approved enrollment figures and academic degrees are
also included, as are Campus priorities for the next two
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the planning report. Mrs.
Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 5:05 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board