01/09/1986

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 9-10, 1986








1-09-1986

Pages 24-45



                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                        January 9-10, 1986



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium

Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.



Members present:  Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

                  Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

                  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

                  President William Berg, NNCC

                  President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

                  President Joseph Crowley, UNR

                  President V. James Eardley, TMCC

                  President George Hidy, DRI

                  President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV

                  President Paul Meacham, CCCC

                  Dr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

                  Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

                  Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

                  Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

                  Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Barbara Agonia (CCCC),

Gretchen Billow (WNCC), John Clevenger (TMCC), John Watson (DRI),

James Deacon (UNLV), Christopher Exline (UNR), Jim Williams and

Jan Mecham (Unit) and Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 1:10 P.M.



 1.  Approved the Consent Agenda



     Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed

     with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



     (1)  Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Decem-

          ber 5, 1985.



     (2)  Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in Ref.

          C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



     (3)  Approved the appointment of Mr. Richard Harjo to the

          TMCC Advisory Board.  Mr. Harjo is a former ASTM Stu-

          dent Body President and is employed by the State as a

          Mental Health Technician.



     Mrs. Gallagher moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda and

     approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

     the order of items as specified throughout the meeting.

     Mrs. Sparks seconded.  Motion carried.



President Calabro announced WNCC Faculty Senate Chair Don Belfi

passed away in late December, and said he will be greatly missed.



 2.  Approved the Funds and Construction Project, and Report on

     Mackay School of Mines, UNR



     Accepted $10,000,000 in federal funds for construction of

     Phase II at the Mackay School of Mines.  On December 20,

     1985, Congress approved, and President Reagan signed into

     law, a bill providing funds for a Phase II addition to the

     Mackay School of Mines at UNR.  The 70,000 sq. ft. addition

     will house the Strategic Minerals Center.  President Crowley

     indicated that the construction project and development of

     the computerized policy center will amount to $10,000,000.



     Further, President Crowley requested permission to seek ap-

     proval of the project and request $200,000 from the Interim

     Finance Committee of the Nevada State Legislature to begin

     architectural work on the Phase II project, with the under-

     standing the funds will be reimbursed when federal monies

     are received.  Chairman Klaich stated that Governor Richard

     Bryan has suggested the naming of the new building in honor

     of Senator Paul Laxalt.



     Dean Jim Taranik, Mackay School of Mines, reported on the

     Federal Strategic Materials Research Program at UNR.  See

     Ref. I for report, filed with the permanent minutes.  Dean

     Taranik stated there would be a 2-year program of one-time

     funding which will consist of $10 million that is already

     appropriated for FY 1986 and $5 million to be sought by

     Congressional directive in FY 87.



     The 1986 $10 million federal grant will be used to construct

     a 70,000 sq. ft. Phase II building with a basement at an

     estimated cost of $8,750,000; provide equipment for the

     Phase II building at an estimated cost of $1,250,000; and

     relocate the Generic Center and allied facilities from the

     Historic Mackay School of Mines building to the new build-

     ing.



     The 1987 $5 million federal grant will be used to construct

     new facilities for a Strategic Materials Research Library

     at an estimated cost of $2,500,000; construct new facilities

     for Strategic Materials Policy Center at an estimated cost

     of $1,250,000; and provide computer equipment and special-

     ized data retrieval equipment for Strategic Materials Policy

     Center at an estimated cost of $1,250,000.



     Dean Taranik stated plans are to dedicate the new building

     in May, 1988, the 100th anniversary of the Mackay School of

     Mines.



     Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the $10 million from the Na-

     tional Strategic Materials Stockpile Transactions Fund,

     managed by the General Services Administration, to construct

     and equip Phase II of the new Mines building.  Further, Ms.

     Del Papa moved to approve securing the additional $5 million

     in federal funding to complete the entire strategic materi-

     als research program at the University of Nevada-Reno.  Fur-

     ther, Ms. Del Papa moved approval to seek permission for

     these projects from the Interim Finance Committee of the

     Legislature and to request an initial $200,000 in reimburs-

     able funding to begin preliminary architectural studies re-

     lated to all construction pertaining to the entire stra-

     tegic materials program.  Mrs. Kenney seconded.  Motion

     carried.



     Ms. Del Papa congratulated Dean Taranik, President Crowley

     and staffs for their efforts in securing funds and develop-

     ing the construction project.  She encouraged that the

     architectural integrity of the UNR quad be maintained.  Mr.

     Howard Wynn and Ms. Joyce Hall of the Mackay School of Mines

     Advisory Board were introduced.  Ms. Del Papa extended an

     invitation to all to attend the Mackay School of Mines

     reception to be held that evening.



     Mr. Foley stated the Mackay School of Mines is part of

     Nevada's heritage.  The Mining School was mandated in the

     State Constitution in the establishment of the University

     System.  He thanked Dean Taranik, Senator Laxalt, Director

     Horton, BLM, and the congressional delegation for placing

     Mackay School of Mines in a worldwide perspective.



     Ms. Del Papa extended an invitation to view the Mackay

     Silver display at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, January 10, 1986.

     She suggested a walk-in valut be constructed during remodel-

     ing of the old building in which to display the collection.



 3.  Personnel Session



     Upon motion by Ms. Del Papa, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the

     Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

     of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profession-

     al competence or physical or mental health of a person in

     accordance with NRS 241.030.



The Board reconvened at 10:35 A.M., Friday, January 10, 1986.



Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting at this time.



 4.  Approved the Building Design, NNCC



     Approved the building design for Phase III at NNCC.  Mr.

     J. D. Long, Architect, presented the building design and

     construction timetable.  The building design will include

     a multi-purpose room, student service area, faculty offices

     and mechanical area to include heating and cooling machinery

     for the building.  The estimated budget is $805,000 and the

     bid process is scheduled to begin in April, 1986.



     Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the building design as sub-

     mitted.  Mrs. Kenney seconded.  Motion carried.



     President Berg expressed his enthusiasm for this new build-

     ing.  Mrs. Sheerin queried whether this building would be

     able to utilize telecommunication and stated that while

     construction is being done, this is the most cost effective

     method to install a cabling network.  President Berg stated

     the building would be able to utilize a telecommunications

     network, but funding has not been available.  The Capital

     Improvement Fee funds may be used at a later date for the

     network.



Chairman Klaich introduced Dr. Robert Mc Queen, Chairman of the

Scholarship and Prizes Committee at UNR.



 5.  Approved the Preliminary Plans, Beam Engineering Building,

     UNLV



     Approved the preliminary plans for the Thomas T. Beam Engi-

     neering building at UNLV.  President Maxson extended his

     gratitude to the State Public Works Board and reported there

     was much input on these plans from the Engineering Advisory

     Board and faculty.  He introduced architects George Garlock

     and Bill Snyder from Tate-Snyder/Kittrell-Garlock, who pre-

     sented the preliminary plans.



     Mr. Foley, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Kenney, Mrs. Sparks and Mrs.

     Whitley jointly moved to accept the preliminary plans of the

     Beam Engineering building.  Ms. Del Papa, Mrs. Gallagher and

     Mrs. Sheerin jointly seconded.  Motion carried.



     President Maxson emphasized that the roof space will serve

     as a lab for the students to perform outdoor experiments.

     He announced that Summa Corporation has agreed either to

     loan or donate artifacts of the late Mr. Howard Hughes to

     be displayed in the exhibition hall.  The estimated cost of

     the project is $14.7 million and $1 million will be gifted

     to purchase equipment.



 6.  Approved Sabbatical Leave, 1986-87, DRI



     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 which have been followed in previous

     years, the maximum available leaves for DRI in 1986-87 are

     two.



     President Hidy recommended one sabbatical leave for DRI be

     awarded to the following:



         Dr. Steve Wheatcraft



     See Ref. D for summary of proposed project, filed in the

     Regents Office.



     Ms. Del Papa moved approval of DRI's Sabbatical Leave,

     1986-87.  Mrs. Sheerin seconded.  Motion carried.



 7.  Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank



     The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

     to rank have been forwarded by the institution Presidents

     for Board consideration.  This is an information item only,

     with Board action scheduled for the March 13-14, 1986 meet-

     ing.



     A.  University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommend-

         ed the following promotions, effective July 1, 1986:



         Robert E. Blesse, to Rank III, Library

        *Bonnie Brinton, to Associate Professor of Speech Pathol-

             ogy & Audiology

         Lucille R. Guckes, to Professor of Curriculum & Instruc-

             tion

        *Robert W. Hammond, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension

             Service, College of Agriculture

         Robert Thomas King, to Rank III, Library

        *Cecile Lindsay, to Associate Professor of Foreign

             Languages & Literatures

         Francesco Manca, to Associate Professor of Foreign

             Languages & Literatures

         Nelson Rojas, to Professor of Foreign Languages &

             Literatures

         Stephen St. Jeor, to Professor of Microbiology

         Kenton M. Sanders, to Professor of Physiology

         Donald W. Winne, to Associate Professor of Managerial

             Sciences



     B.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

         ommended the following promotions, effective July 1,

         1986:



        *John Bates, to Associate Professor of Counseling, Educa-

             tional Psychology and Foundations

         William J. Corney, to Professor of Management

         Andrea Fontana, to Professor of Sociology

         Joseph Fry, to Professor of History

         Richard Harp, to Professor of English

         James Hazen, to Professor of English

         Carol Kimball, to Professor of Music

        *Nancy Master, to Rank III, Library

         Lyell E. Metcalf, to Associate Professor of Hotel

             Administration

         Gary Palmer, to Professor of Anthropology

         Rick Tilman, to Professor of Arts and Letters



        *Also recommended for tenure.



 8.  Recommendations for Award of Tenure



     The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

     by the institution Presidents for Board consideration.  This

     is an information item only, with Board action scheduled for

     the March 13-14, 1986 meeting.



     A.  University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommend-

         ed award of tenure, effective July 1, 1986, to the

         following:



         Renato G. Bautista, Professor of Chemical/Metallurgical

             Engineering

        *Bonnie Brinton, Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology

             & Audiology

         Michelle A. Gross, Assistant Professor of Recreation,

             P. E. and Dance

        *Robert W. Hammond, Extension Agent-in-Charge of Southern

             Extension Area

         Gregory J. Highison, Associate Professor of Anatomy

         Ling-Jung Koong, Associate Dean and Associate Director

             of Animal Science

        *Cecile Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Foreign Lan-

             guages & Literatures

         Phyllis A. Reed, Department Chair of Social & Health

             Resources

         Julie Schorr, Associate Professor of Nursing

         Gordon B. Severance, Professor of Managerial Science

         Stewart W. Shankel, Professor of Internal Medicine

         Dave Torell, Area Extension Specialist of Southern

             Extension Area

         Larry A. Walters, Assistant Professor and Director of

             Technical Speech & Theatre



     B.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

         ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1986, to

         the following:



        *John Bates, Assistant Professor of Counseling, Educa-

             tional Psychology & Foundations

         Ranel Erickson, Associate Professor of Management

        *Nancy Master, Reference Librarian of the Library

         William Robinson, Assistant Professor and Director of

             Business and Economics

         James Selser, Associate Professor of Science, Math &

             Engineering

         Evangelos Yfantis, Associate Professor of Science, Math

             & Engineering



     C.  Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-

         ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1986, to

         the following:



         Alan Balboni, Dean of Educational Services



     D.  Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley

         recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1986, to

         the following:



         Deborah Baker, Radiological Technology, Allied Health

         Mary Love, Nursing, Allied Health

         Diana Mc Coy, Economics, Arts & Sciences

         Anne-Louise Pacheco, Publications & Public Information,

             Arts & Science

         Keiko Pitter, Business, Business/Management

         Paul Ringkob, Controller, Business/Management

         John Septien, Welding, Industrial/Technical & Public

             Service



     E.  Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

         recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1986, to

         the following:



         Michon Mackedon, English

         Claude B. Peden, Auto/Diesel

         Donna Sacks, Counseling Services

         Sable Shaw, Allied Health Programs & ADN Program



     F.  Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg rec-

         ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1986, to

         the following:



         Ruth Holland, Coordinator/Instructor, Nursing



        *Also recommended for promotion or assignment to rank.



 9.  Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



     A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

     tee meeting, held January 9, 1986, were made by Regent Jo

     Ann Sheerin, Chairman.



     (1)  Approved the Phase II Proposal for an A. A. S. degree

          in Medical Laboratory Technology at Clark County Com-

          munity College, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the

          Regents Office.



          This proposed Capstone program between Clark County

          Community College and the University of Nevada School

          of Medicine would train entry level medical laboratory

          technicians.  Those who complete the A. A. S. and de-

          sire to continue their education may be admitted to the

          School of Medicine with Junior standing.



          The curriculum will require the completion of 74-76

          credits, with 27 credits in the major area.  62-64 of

          the required credits will be taken from CCCC and will

          transfer to UNR.  Credits taken in UNR courses also may

          be used toward completing the baccalaureate degree.



          The School of Medicine will seek accreditation for 18

          students per year, although this number may vary in the

          future, depending on clinical affiliations.



          Both institutions will be responsible for funding, and

          in the 4th year of the program, the total budget is

          anticipated to be $38,113.  Students fees and FTE en-

          rollment will be credited either to CCCC or to the

          Medical School, depending upon the affiliation of the

          instructor.  The Phase I Proposal was approved by the

          Board of Regents in October, 1985.



          Dr. Alan Balboni, Dean of Educational Services at CCCC,

          credited Dr. Alison Mc Pherson, Director of Science &

          Health at CCCC, as being instrumental in organizing

          this program with the School of Medicine.



          Dr. John Unrue, Vice President of Academic Affairs at

          UNLV, stated that UNLV plans to add a 2-year program

          in Medical Laboratory Technology so that the 2-year

          students at CCCC will be able to transfer and complete

          their 4-year degree at UNLV.  This program at UNLV will

          not duplicate the CCCC program.



          The Campuses were encouraged to work with the Telecom-

          munications Task Force and to utilize this program as

          a showcase model for the System.



          Mr. Foley moved approval of the Phase II program,

          A. A. S. in Medical Laboratory Technology at CCCC.

          Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



     (2)  Approved the Phase II Proposal for a Master of Judicial

          Studies at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the

          Regents Office.



          This cooperative program will be offered through the

          University of Nevada-Reno and the National Judicial

          College, and the National Counsel for Juvenile and

          Family Court Judges.  Two major courses of study will

          be offered, MJS with a major for trial judges, and MJS

          with a major for juvenile court judges.



          A minimum requirement for admission will be a Doctorate

          of Jurisprudence or a Bachelor of Laws, and evidence

          of professional achievement.  The program will be self-

          supporting and will be offered during the Summer Ses-

          sion with costs shared by the participants, State

          judicial education funds, foundation support and other

          grants.



          The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-

          gents in October, 1985.



          Mr. Foley stated this was an excellent program and will

          elevate the court bench and system of justice and that

          the program would meet needs of the legal community.



          Dean Neal Ferguson, Continuing Education at UNR, com-

          mended Ms. Jane Nelson, Co-Director of Academic Depart-

          ment at the National Judicial College, for her efforts

          in organization and cooperation on behalf of the Na-

          tional Judicial College.



          Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Phase II program,

          Master of Judicial Studies at UNR.  Mrs. Gallagher

          seconded.  Motion carried.



          Mr. Foley congratulated President Crowley, President

          Davies, Regent Sheerin, Dean Ferguson, the National

          Judicial College, and the National Council for Juvenile

          and Family Court Judges for their efforts in establish-

          ing this program.



     (3)  Other discussion items were:



          a.  Vice Chancellor Fox reported that on January 27-30,

              1986, EDUCOM will send a team to study the UNS

              academic computing.  It will meet with UNSCC in

              the north and south, Presidents, Vice Presidents

              and faculty on each Campus.  EDUCOM will issue

              recommendations which will be reported to the Board

              at the March meeting.



          b.  Vice Chancellor Fox reported on the Regents Schol-

              ars Program, stating that alternatives are being

              reviewed for awards to top Nevada high school stu-

              dents attending institutions within the State.  A

              survey was sent to students who have attended

              Nevada high schools and who have chosen to continue

              their education out-of-state.



          c.  Residency requirements, tuition waivers and out-of-

              state tuition issues were forwarded to the Aca-

              demic Affairs Council and the Council of Presidents

              along with the issues of athletic scholarships,

              reciprocity agreements and the WICHE program.



10.  Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



     A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

     held January 9, 1986, were made by Regent Whitley, Chairman.



     (1)  Approved the audit report of UNS unused annual leave as

          presented by Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal,

          filed in the Regents Office.  In order to avoid mathe-

          matical errors, the audit recommended leave records

          should be maintained on a computer system.



          Chairman Whitley requested personnel officers to report

          to the Audit Committee after deciding how the leave

          records will be calculated and maintained.



     (2)  Approved the audit report of the Concert Hall, UNLV,

          as presented by Mrs. Cardinal, filed in the Regents

          Office.



          President Maxson noted that a policy has been written

          establishing a charge to academic Departments of 50%

          of the cost paid by other on-Camups users for the use

          of the Hall as recommended by the audit report.



     (3)  Approved the audit report of CSUN, as presented by Mrs.

          Cardinal, filed in the Regents Office.



          President Maxson indicated he had requested modifica-

          tion of the course note-taking service to insure it

          does not encourage student absenteeism.  He further

          indicated that unsupervised CSUN office telephone lines

          had been discontinued and UNLV has been reimbursed for

          personal telephone charges;  a policy has been estab-

          lished that the Dean of Students must approve all

          trade-out contracts; and CSUN is developing a proce-

          dures manual to be reviewed by appropriate UNLV staff

          prior to requesting approval from the Board.



          Chairman Whitley requested that each item addressed

          in an audit be included in quarterly follow-up reports.



          Mr. Sean Kelleher, CSUN President, informed the Board

          that CSUN was addressing the audit recommendations.



     Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report and recommenda-

     tions of the Audit Committee.  Mr. Karmanos seconded.

     Motion carried.



     Chairman Klaich and Mrs. Whitley complimented Mrs. Cardinal

     on the format of the audit report.



President Maxson introduced Mr. Gus Varona, CSUN President of

the Student Senate.



The Board recessed the open meeting to return to a closed person-

nel session.  The Board reconvened in open meeting at 1:30 P.M.



11.  Approved the Regent Bylaws Changes



     Approved changes to the Regents Bylaws contained in Ref. B,

     filed with the permanent minutes.



     Deputy Chancellor Dawson and General Counsel Klasic acknow-

     ledged that this constituted the Board's second reading of

     these changes which would become effective immediately.



     Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Regent Bylaws changes.

     Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



12.  Approved the Changes to UNS Code



     Approved Code changes as recommended by the System Govern-

     ance Committee as contained in Ref. C, filed with the per-

     manent minutes.



     Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the UNS Code changes.  Mrs.

     Gallagher seconded.



     The change would substitute the "Council of Presidents" in

     place of "Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet", which appears in

     Sections 1.4.10, Authorization for the Cabinet, and 5.4.1,

     outlining reasons for termination.



     Faculty Senate responses were received in the Regents Office

     from CCCC, TMCC and UNLV relating their concern over input

     into financial exigency matters and being excluded from the

     Presidents Council.  General Counsel Klasic explained that

     in financial exigency faculty is included in the process.



     The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet includes the Faculty Sen-

     ate Chairmen as members, with the main purpose to be that

     of reviewing the agenda prior to the Regents meeting.  The

     Presidents Council does not include Faculty Senate Chairmen

     as members.  Approximately a year ago, with travel funds at

     a premium, the Advisory Cabinet used teleconferencing for

     the agenda review discussions with the Chairmen.  This did

     not prove to be a satisfactory solution and was discontin-

     ued, with the President reviewing the agenda with the Chair-

     man once the agenda had been published, but prior to the

     Board meeting.



     The concern of the 3 Senate Chairmen centered around 1) not

     having input into the agenda prior to its publication and

     2) in not having the Systemwide viewpoints on items in order

     to fully relay information to their constituents, and 3)

     using this opportunity for the Senate Chairmen to meet on

     their own to discuss mutual concerns.



     Dr. John Clevenger, TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman, stated

     that the Presidents were, indeed, reviewing the agendas with

     them, but requested a Systemwide forum with Presidents and

     Chairmen.



     President Maxson stated he had no problem wih involving the

     Faculty Senate Chairs, but the travel expense is not in the

     budget.  He suggested the Board adopt the language of "Coun-

     cil of Presidents" and request that Presidents address the

     issue of involving the Faculty Senate Chairs in the agenda

     process.



     Dr. Chris Exline, UNR Faculty Senate Chair, stated the other

     Faculty Senate Chairs in attendance were also in agreement

     with President Maxson's suggestion.



     Motion carried.



     Chairman Klaich referred to the Council of Presidents the

     question of involvement by the Senate Chairmen.



13.  Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Commit-

     tee



     A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

     mittee meeting, held January 9, 1986, were made by Regent

     Sparks, Chairman.



     (1)  Approved the 1986 Summer Session budgets for CCCC (Ref.

          B-1a), NNCC (Ref. B-1b), TMCC (Ref. B-1c), and UNR

          (Ref. B-1d), filed in the Regents Office.



     (2)  Approved the self-supporting budget, UNR, for electron-

          ic equipment maintenance in the amount of $115,000, as

          contained in Ref. B-2, filed in the Regents Office.



     (3)  Approved the use of capital improvement funds, NNCC,

          in the amount of $12,000, to improve the exhaust system

          in the diesel and welding shops.



     (4)  Approved the change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

          17, Section 10, Student Fees for Summer School Regis-

          tration to raise the undergraduate fee from $36 to $39

          and the graduate fee from $41 to $43 at UNLV.



     (5)  Accepted the report on the 1987-89 Operating Budget

          parameters and priorities as presented by Vice Chan-

          cellor Sparks.  The base budget parameters include the

          following:



          (a)  Reduce student/faculty ratios to 1979-81 level.



          (b)  Reduce classified support ratios for Community

               Colleges to 5:1.



          (c)  Add maintenance money for "one shot" equipment

               approved by 1985 Legislature.



          (d)  Add MIS operational support to meet ongoing costs

               resulting from the expenditure of the $2.15 mil-

               lion approved by the 1985 Legislature.



          (e)  Add inflationary increases (estimated at 5%) for

               all current base budget expenditures except

               salaries.



          (f)  Continue 2.5% merit salary funding for teaching

               faculty.



          The Council of Presidents will develop the Systemwide

          enhancement budget paramters and priorities and pre-

          sent them for approval by the Regents at the March

          meeting.



          Jim Deacon, UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman, reported

          that the UNLV Faculty Senate had passed a resolution

          requesting merit pay be expanded to include all facul-

          ty.  Regent Klaich and Vice Chancellor Sparks noted

          that the Board of Regents does not have jurisdiction

          to expand the definition of the present merit pay pool

          within the base budget, but that a request to include

          all professionals in the merit pay system will be in-

          cluded in the enhancement budget.



     (6)  Approved the 1987-91 Capital Improvement Program report

          as presented by Vice Chancellor Sparks, (Ref. J is

          filed with permanent minutes) noting the rationale used

          in prioritizing the CIP requests:



          (1)  Critical improvements required to maintain exist-

               ing facilities and to meet safety requirements

               (projects 1-6).



          (2)  Projects required to meet accreditation standards,

               projects which were deferred by the 1985 Legisla-

               ture and the remainder of Campus priority I im-

               provements (projects 7-11).



          (3)  Projects which were on the 1985 capital improve-

               ment list which have been working their way up

               the list but which were neither deferred nor ap-

               proved by the 1985 Legislature (projects 12-22).



          (4)  New projects and re-prioritized old projects

               (projects 23-35).



          Regents discussed the need to become more knowledgeable

          about all of the capital improvement projects and Dep-

          uty Chancellor Dawson recommended that, as Regents meet

          on each Campus, appropriate CIP requests will be re-

          viewed.



     (7)  Accepted the UNS planning publication report as pre-

          sented by Vice Chancellor Fox, who distributed copies

          of drafted planning information being compiled for

          presentation to the legislative interim Committee to

          Study Funding for Higher Education at its February 12,

          1986 meeting.



          At its meeting on January 21, 1986, the Council of

          Presidents will complete the document to be presented

          to the legislative interim Committee and it will be

          made available to the Regents prior to submission to

          that Committee.



     Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report and recommenda-

     tions of the Budget and Finance Committee.  Mrs. Gallagher

     seconded.  Motion carried.



14.  Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

     Committee



     A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison Com-

     mittee meeting, held January 9, 198, were made by Regent

     Gallagher, Chairman.



     (1)  As an information item, the Committee recommended con-

          sideration of the different types of information/pub-

          lications from higher education systems throughout the

          country, which Pamela Galloway, Director of Public In-

          formation, presented to the Committee.  She recommended

          that the University of Nevada System publish a State-

          wide publication.



          The Committee will report back to the Board with its

          final recommendation.



     Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

     of the Legislative Liaison Committee.  Mrs. Gallagher sec-

     onded.  Motion carried.



15.  Approved Resolution Re:  Community College Month



     Approved the following resolution which honors February as

     Community College Month.



                           RESOLUTION #86-1



         WHEREAS, a network of Community Colleges was established

         within the University of Nevada System two decades ago

         to offer in-state postsecondary educational opportuni-

         ties available to all Nevadans; and



         WHEREAS, today nearly 27,000 Nevadans are enrolled in

         Clark County Community College, Northern Nevada Com-

         munity College, Truckee Meadows Community College and

         Western Nevada Community College; and



         WHEREAS, Nevada's 4 Community Colleges offer occupa-

         tional/technical training, University transfer and pre-

         professional programs, developmental education, com-

         munity services programs and counseling and guidance

         to thousands of residents; and



         WHEREAS, Clark, Northern, Truckee Meadows and Western

         Nevada Community Colleges have assumed a leadership

         role in educating the State's workforce to help achieve

         economic development and diversification; and



         WHEREAS, in addition to providing high-quality post-

         secondary education to Nevadans, the 4 Community

         Colleges serve their communities through numerous

         cultural, recreational and civic awareness activities;

         and



         WHEREAS, Nevada's Community Colleges provide an oppor-

         tunity to obtain postsecondary education at low cost

         for many people who could not otherwise afford one;



         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-

         gents of the University of Nevada System proclaims

         February, 1986 as Nevada Community College Month and

         calls upon the people of the State of Nevada to observe

         such month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.



     Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolution regarding

     Community College Month.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion

     carried.



     Mrs. Sheerin pointed out that February also has been de-

     clared National Community College Month.  Ms. Galloway

     informed the Board the Governor has signed this proclama-

     tion and the institutional public information officers

     are developing different promotional activities to be held

     during February.



16.  Approved the Graduate Student Association Constitution, UNLV



     Approved the Graduate Student Association Constitution as

     contained in Ref. E, filed with the permanent minutes.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Graduate Student Associ-

     ation Constitution at UNLV.  Mrs. Kenney seconded.  Motion

     carried.



17.  Approved to List Property for Sale, UNLV



     Approved to list UNLV property for sale at the corner of

     Casino Center Boulevard and Clark Street in Las Vegas,

     Nevada, with a licensed realtor in Las Vegas and to pay a

     reasonable commission upon completion of the sale.



     Mrs. Whitley moved approval to list UNLV property for sale

     with a licensed realtor in Las Vegas.  Mrs. Sparks seconded.

     Motion carried.



18.  Approved the Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 19

     Part-time Instructional Staff Salary Schedules



     Approved a revision to Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 19 of the

     Board of Regents Handbook.  The revision is in response to

     the 1985-87 increases for part-time instruction, but will

     still maintain instructional flexibility in establishing

     part-time instructor salaries and progression on the sched-

     ule.  See Ref. F, filed in the Regents Office.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

     ing Part-Time Instructional Staff Salary Schedules.  Mrs.

     Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



19.  1984-85 UNR Scholarship Report



     President Crowley introduced Dr. Robert Mc Queen, Chairman

     of the Scholarships and Prizes Committee at UNR.  Dr. Mc

     Queen gave an extensive report on the 1984-85 UNR Scholar-

     ship program, stating that UNR students have received $1.4

     million in scholarship monies in 1984-85.  This is a 23%

     increase from last year's awards.  30% of the Freshman class

     received awards and 29% of the entire student population

     received awards.  Dr. Mc Queen informed the Board that in

     1957 there were 9 permanent endowments and at present there

     115 endowments.  He pointed out that while "super scholar-

     ships" look good at first, once the total amount is given it

     results in a smaller number of scholarships being awarded.



     President Crowley thanked Dr. Mc Queen for his past 29 years

     of service to this Committee and for his enthusiastic in-

     terest in the program.



     Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the 1984-85 UNR Scholarship

     Report.  Mrs. Sparks seconded.  Motion carried.



20.  Approved the Mission and Goals Statement, UNR



     Approved the Mission and Goals Statement for UNR as contain-

     ed in Ref. G, filed in the Regents Office.



     General Counsel Klasic recommended the following statement

     to be added to the Mission and Goals Statement prepared by

     UNR:



         The missions and goals stated herein represent a desired

         end to the University's activities only.  They do not

         constitute a binding, contractual obligation to meet

         or supply the activities and goals stated herein.



     He related that once statements are reduced to writing, they

     can be perceived as promises and, if placed in the insti-

     tution's catalog, may be found to be binding contractual

     obligations, which, if not fulfilled, may subject the UNS

     to liability.  The purpose of the above language is to

     eliminate or reduce that risk.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the UNR's Mission and Goals

     Statement to include the caveat of General Council Klasic.

     Ms. Del Papa seconded.  Motion carried.



21.  Approved the Cooperative Agreement, UNR



     Approved a cooperative agreement between the Nevada Mental

     Health Institute and the System on behalf of the School of

     Medicine, which is filed in the Regents Office.



     The agreement provides for the employment of a faculty mem-

     ber in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

     who will also serve as Medical Program Director for the

     Institute.  The Institute will make its facilities available

     for clinical teaching experience and will provide all funds

     necessary for the employment of the faculty member.



     Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the revised cooperative agree-

     ment between the Nevada Mental Health Institute and the Sys-

     tem on behalf of the School of Medicine.  Ms. Del Papa sec-

     onded.  Motion carried.  Mr. Karamanos abstained due to a

     conflict of interest.



22.  New Business



     At the joint meeting of State Board of Education and the

     Board of Regents, a joint report on education in Nevada was

     approved for publication.  During the December 5, 1985 Board

     of Regents meeting, Chairman Klaich requested that inasmuch

     as this item had not appeared on the agenda and was not an

     emergency item, approval be rescinded and placed on another

     agenda for consideration.  He requested this item to be

     placed on the March agenda.



The Board recessed the open meeting to return to a closed person-

nel session.



Ms. Del Papa moved to adjourned the closed personnel session.

Mrs. Sheerin seconded.  The motion carried and the Board returned

to open session.



Ms. Del Papa moved to adjourn.  Mrs. Sparks seconded.  Motion

carried.



The meeting adjourned at 6:00 P.M.



                             Mary Lou Moser

                             Secretary

                                                       01-09-1986