01/09/1992

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 9-10, 1992








01-09-1992

Pages 73-109



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

January 9-10, 1992



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-

um, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher



Members 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 Ronald Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Diane Dietrich (Unit),

Larry Goodnight (WNCC), Candace Kant (CCSN), Ed Nickel (NNCC),

Lonnie Pippin (DRI), Elizabeth Raymond (UNR), Acting Faculty

Senate Chairman Patti Hampton and Karen Ozbec (TMCC), Bob Skaggs

(UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Carolyn M. Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:45

A.M. Thursday, January 9, 1992, with all Regents present except

Regents Foley and Gallagher.



1. Introductions



USA President Jayne Podratz introduced Debbie Green, WNCC

Senator.



President Gwaltney introduced Patti Hampton, Acting Faculty

Senate Chairman.



General Counsel Klasic stated, for the record, that he was in-

formed by Attorney Kirk Leonard that a news story had been re-

leased indicating that the University and Community College

System of Nevada had offered to settle the Grgurich lawsuit.

This news story was false and the lawsuit was still pending.



2. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks informed the Regents and Presidents that

white folders will be distributed at the beginning of

Regents' meetings which will contain additional agenda

materials. It is hoped that this new procedure will elim-

inate confusion in locating materials at the Board meet-

ings. She requested that upon conclusion of the meeting

the Regents and Presidents leave the folders on the table

in order for the folders to be reused.



Chairman Sparks announced that the recent Governor's ad-

dress and panel discussion of January 8, 1992 will be re-

televised at 12:00 noon in Room 5, Getchell Library, Uni-

versity of Nevada, Reno.



Chairman Sparks announced that the Association of Govern-

ing Boards will be holding its annual conference in San

Francisco on March 9-10, 1992. She requested the Regents

to inform Secretary Moser if they will be attending in

order for the registration to be completed in a timely

manner.



Chairman Sparks informed the Board and those in attendance

that the discussion on the budget reductions will be held

on Friday, January 10, 1992.



Due to Regent Gallagher's illness, Chairman Sparks announced

that the Audit Committee has been cancelled. In addition,

the NNCC Foundation meeting has been withdrawn and will be

held in February.



3. 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 Regents' Workshop held

November 13-14, 1991, the minutes of the special

meeting held November 26, 1991, and the minutes of

the regular meeting held December 5-6, 1991.



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

Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approved a two-year leave of absence for Dr. Michael

A. Meyer of DRI's Biological Sciences Center beginning

January 31, 1992. Dr. Meyer has accepted a two-year

position with Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Co., in

Washington, D. C. and plans to return to DRI after

this assignment.



(4) Approved the following addition to the CCSN Advisory

Board:



Bob Morrison, Las Vegas



(5) Approved the UCCSN 1990-91 Actual to Budgeted Budget

Reports, filed in the Regents' Office.



(6) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



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

ment of Transportation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: When approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $50,000 to UNR

Purpose : To provide for the conduct of

continuing operation of a Technol-

ogy Transfer Center.



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

ment of Human Resources/Division of Child and

Family Services (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: November 1, 1991 through June 30,

1992

Amount : $82,629 to UNR

Purpose : UNR Department of Psychology pro-

vide group residential treatment

home called Desert Hills Home for

Low Risk Male Adolescent Sex

Offenders.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/University of Nevada School

of Medicine and the Nevada Department of Human

Resources/Division of Mental Health and Mental

Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992

Amount : $2,568,271 to Medical School

Purpose : Medical School to provide full-

time psychiatrists to provide ap-

propriate psychiatric care, treat-

ment and training of Division's

clients.



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

ment of Human Resources/Welfare Division (Inter-

local Contract)



Effective Date: When approved by Board of Regents,

to go through June 30, 1992

Amount : $73,637 to CCSN

Purpose : CCSN to conduct Refugee Resettle-

ment Program.



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

ment of Human Resources/Welfare Division (Inter-

local Contract)



Effective Date: When approved by Board of Regents,

through June 30, 1992

Amount : $6,000 to CCSN

Purpose : CCSN to provide Job Opportunities

and Basic Skills Program to Aid to

Dependent Children recipients.



Mr. Klaich moved 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.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



4. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, 1992-93, UNR, UNLV, DRI, CCSN,

NNCC, TMCC and WNCC



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 maxi-

mum available leaves for 1992-93 for UNR is 13, UNLV is 15,

DRI is 3, CCSN is 7, NNCC is 1, TMCC is 3, WNCC is 2, and

Unit is 1.



A. University of Nevada, Reno



President Crowley recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to UNR be awarded to the following:



Susan Baker, English, Academic Year 1992-93

Berch Berberoglu, Sociology, Academic Year 1992-93

Thomas F. Cargill, Economics, One-half Year

Stephen Jenkins, Biology, Academic Year 1992-93

Larry Larson, Geol. Sci., Academic Year 1992-93

David Lightner, Chemistry, Spring 1993

Byron Mc Gregoy, Surgery, Fall 1992

Linda Peterson, Pediatrics, Academic Year 1992-93

Mehdi Saiidi, Civil Engineering, Fall 1992

Raj Siddharthan, Civil Engineering, Fall 1992

Ross Smith, Ch/Met Engin., Academic Year 1992-93

Sherman Swanson, RWF, Academic Year 1992-93

Duane Varble, Psychology, Academic Year 1992-93



Alternates



David Harvey, Socioloy, Fall 1992

Richard Siegel, Political Science, Fall 1992



See Ref. B for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents' Office.



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



President Maxson recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to UNLV be awarded to the following:



James Abbey, Tourism & Convention, Academic Year 1992-93

Jean Decock, Foreign Languages, Spring 1993

Nasim Dil, Special Education, Academic Year 1992-93

Kenneth Hanlon, Music, Fall 1992

Chih-Hsiang Ho, Math, Academic Year 1992-93

Colin Loader, History, Academic Year 1992-93

Georg F. Mauer, Mechanical Engr., Academic Year 1992-93

Ronald Milne, Accounting, Fall 1992

Martha Mc Bride, Couns. & Ed. Psych., Fall 1992

James Kent Pinney, Marketing, Fall 1992

Richard Soule, Music, Fall 1992

Satish Sharma, Social Work, Spring 1993

Rick Tilman, Public Admin., Academic Year 1992-93

Bill Wagonseller, Spec. Ed., Academic Year 1992-93

Craig Walton, Ethics & Policy, Fall 1992



See Ref. C for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents' Office.



C. Desert Research Institute



President Taranik recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to DRI be awarded to the following:



Richard T. Egami, EEEC, Spring 1993, Fall 1993

John Hallet, ASC, Spring 1993

Kendrick Taylor, WRC, Academic Year 1992-93



See Ref. D for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents' Office.



D. Community College of Southern Nevada



President Meacham recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to CCSN be awarded to the following:



Mary Ann Haag, Dental Hyg., Academic Year 1992-93

La Rene Watts, Office Administration, Spring 1993

Ray Rich, Behavioral Science, Fall 1992

Harvey Allen Godorov, Fine Arts, Fall 1992



See Ref. E for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents' Office.



E. Northern Nevada Community College



President Remington recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to NNCC be awarded to the following:



Michael Mc Farlane, Phys. Sci., Academic Year 1992-93



See Ref. F for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents' Office.



F. Truckee Meadows Community College



President Gwaltney recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to TMCC be awarded to the following:



Bridgett Boulton, Communications, Academic Year 1992-93

Ray Embry, Communications, Academic Year 1992-93

Jerald Frandsen, Professional, Spring 1993



See Ref. G for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents' Office.



G. Western Nevada Community College



President Calabro recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to WNCC be awarded to the following:



Claude (Pat) Peden, Fallon Campus, Fall 1992

Cheryl Moreland, Carson Campus, Academic Year 1992-93



See Ref. H for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents' Office.



UNR Vice President for Academic Affairs Bob Hoover stated

that UNR's two alternates have been accepted to receive the

requested sabbatical leave.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the 1992-93 sabbatical leaves

for UNR, UNLV, DRI, CCSN, NNCC, TMCC and WNCC to include

the two alternates at UNR. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



5. Approved Resolution, University of Nevada Promissory Note,

NNCC



Approved Resolution #92-1, which would authorize the execu-

tion and delivery of a new note to replace the existing note

for the University of Nevada Promissory Note dated December

21, 1990 for NNCC in the amount of $477,000.



The purpose of the new note is to change certain terms of

the note, including a reduction in principal amount, an

extension of maturities and provision for payment of in-

terest at quarterly intervals.



Chancellor Dawson explained that some pledges did not come

in as expected, therefore it is requested that the note be

amended to reflect this change.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of Resolution #92-1 which auth-

orizes the execution and delivery of a new note to replace

the existing note for NNCC in the amount of $477,000.

Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



6. Approved Handbook Addition, Community College Salary

Schedules



Per request by the Community College Compensation Committee,

approved the following Handbook addition, Title 4, Chapter

3, Section 19, Salary Schedules:



Section 19. Salary Schedules (page 16)



All individuals eligible to receive legislatively ap-

propriated merit and have administrative faculty

contracts and who are not on the salary schedule will

be given consideration for merit and cost-of-living.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook addition re-

garding Community College Salary Schedules. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:06 A.M. to move into the TMCC

Foundation meeting and reconvened at 10:10 A.M. Thursday,

January 9, 1992 with all Regents present except Regents Foley

and Gallagher.



7. Approved Handbook Change, Summer Session Fee



Approved the following Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees:



UNR UNLV CCSN NNCC TMCC WNCC



Summer School Registration

Fee, per Credit

for undergrad. courses 52 52 30 30 30 30

for gradute courses 69 69 NA NA NA NA



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing Summer Session Fee. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



8. Approved Handbook Change, Summer Session Fee, UNR



Approved the following Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 10, Student Fees, UNR:





UNR UNLV CCSN NNCC TMCC WNCC



Late Registration Fee

Summer Session 25 25 NA NA NA NA

Maximum, Summer Session 50 50 NA NA NA NA

Reinstatement fee (for

students whose regis-

tration or enrollment

was cancelled due to

non-payment of fees) 50% 75 NA NA NA NA

of tuition

Maximum, Summer Session 200 NA NA NA NA NA



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook changes regard-

ing Summer Session Fees at UNR. Mr. Klaich seconded.



Upon questioning of the "Maximum, Summer Session - $200" for

UNR, it was explained that a student could be charged up to

$200 to reinstate a student whose registration or enrollment

was cancelled due to non-payment of fees.



Motion carried.



9. Approved Summer Session Budgets, UNR and UNLV



Approved the following self-supporting Summer Session budg-

ets for UNR and UNLV. The Community College Summer Session

budgets will be presented at the February meeting.



UNR

Continuing Education Summer Session



1991-92 1992-93

Projected Budget

Annual Estimate

Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 46,205 $ 200,040

Fees 874,787 875,000

Total Source of Funds $ 920,992 $1,075,040



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries $ 528,690 $ 581,559

Graduate Assistant Salary 4,531 4,985

Wages 19,672 25,000

Fringe Benefits 13,752 18,500

Operating 36,146 46,175

Out-of-State Travel 2,757 5,000

Total Expenditures $ 605,548 $ 681,219



Transfers Out $ 115,404 $ 121,194

Ending Account Balance 300,040 272,627

Total Use of Funds $ 920,992 $1,075,040



UNLV

Summer Term



1991-92 1992-93

Projected Budget

Annual Estimate

Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 319,576 $ 340,086

Student Fees 2,398,895 2,640,000

Transfer In 1,119 -0-

Total Source of Funds $2,719,590 $2,980,086



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries (FTE 0.5) $1,846,666 $2,050,050

Fringe Benefits 52,219 57,691

Classified Salaries (FTE 1.0 & 1.5) 19,022 27,789

Fringe Benefits 6,462 9,536

Wages 11,173 10,130

Operating 125,196 73,100

Out-of-State Travel 5,766 7,000

Total Expenditures $2,066,504 $2,235,286



Transfers Out $ 313,000 $ 58,000

Ending Account Balance 340,086 686,800

Total Use of Funds $2,719,590 $2,980,086



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the self-supporting Summer

Session budgets for UNR and UNLV. Dr. Derby seconded.



Mr. Klaich questioned why there was such a large opening

account balance and if it was necessary to raise the

student's tuition for Summer Session, and Dr. Paul Aizley,

UNLV Dean of Extended Education, stated that it is a Board

policy to automatically increase Summer Session fees by

$3 over the regular session fees. The sizeable open ac-

count balance is due to last year's tuition fee increase

that reflected a greater amount than faculty salaries. He

felt that self-supporting budgets needed a small "cushion"

to operate under and that the opening account balances

should indicate a balance in the future between expenditures

and revenues.



Mr. Klaich requested the Chancellor's Office to prepare a

follow-up report for next year at this time on the concerns

raised with the automatic Summer Session tuition policy.



Motion carried.



10. Approved Self-Supporting Budget, School of Medicine



Approved the following self-supporting budget for the School

of Medicine, Pathology Salaries - Instruction:



School of Medicine

Pathology Salaries - Instruction



1991-92

Budget

Estimate

Resources:

Salary Reimbursement from Pathology Lab $ 132,380

Total Source of Funds $ 132,380



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries (FTE 2.0) $ 114,097

Fringe Benefits 18,283

Total Use of Funds $ 132,380



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the self-supporting budget for

the School of Medicine, Pathology Salaries - Instruction.

Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



It was explained that Sierra Nevada Laboratories have grant-

ed to the School of Medicine two contracts for Pathology

Laboratory faculty who perform both instruction and pathol-

ogy research.



11. Approved Self-Supporting Budget, UNR



Approved the following self-supporting budget for the Nevada

Agricultural Experiment Station, Equestrian Center, UNR:



Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station

Equestrian Center



1991-92

Budget

Estimate

Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 3,800

Revenue:

Border Stalls $ 6,300

Boards Hay 6,300

Horse Leases 1,200

Lab Fees 700

Total Revenue 14,500

Transfers In 6,240

Total Source of Funds $ 24,540



Expenditures:

Classified Salaries (FTE .50) $ 12,611

Fringe Benefits 3,129

Wages 3,080

Operating 5,720

Total Use of Funds $ 24,540



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the self-supporting budget for

the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Equestrian

Center at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mr. Klaich stated that he, as well as Mrs. Gallagher, re-

ceive letters in support of this program, stating that the

program is very well-run and very much appreciated. He con-

gratulated the faculty and staff of the Equestrian Center.



Motion carried.



12. Approved 1993-95 Request for Minor Repairs and Improvements



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the UCCSN 1993-95 request

for minor repairs and improvements which was amended as of

January 6, 1992, and is filed in the Regents' Office.



Chancellor Dawson explained that the 1991-93 budget reqest-

ed $10 million for this category and that $8.7 million must

be returned to the Governor due to the recent budget reduc-

tion action. He stated that $18 million would need to be

requested from the 1993 Legislature to regain the recent

reductions. Mrs. Berkley felt that UCCSN should ask the

Legislature for the entire amount needed ($18 million) and

then let the Legislature reduce the amount if they find it

necessary. Chancellor Dawson agreed with Mrs. Berkley, but

cautioned the Board that if Campuses were asked what they

really needed, the amount requested would be approximately

$50 million.



Vice Chancellor Sparks requested the Board to change the

request to $10 million for the next biennium and to request

the remainder of the current year's reduction of $8.7 mil-

lion.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to submit the UCCSN 1993-95 re-

quest for $10 million for minor repairs and improvements,

supplemented with the request to restore minor repairs and

improvements unable to be done because of the budget reduc-

tions made by the Governor in January 1992. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:50 A.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 12:00 noon Thursday, January 9, 1992

with all Regents present except Regents Foley and Gallagher.



13. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Dr. Hammargren, seconded by Mrs. Whitley,

the Board moved to a close personnel session for the pur-

pose of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, pro-

fessional competence or physical or mental health of a

person in accordance with NRS 241.030.



14. Approved Handbook Change, Summer Term Salary Schedules, UNLV

and UNR



A. Approved the following Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter

3, Section 21, Summer Term Salary Schedules, UNLV:



Section 21. Summer Term Salary Schedules



Salary schedules for Summer Session faculty at UNR and

UNLV shall be approved annually by the Board of Regents.

the fofllowing schedules are effective for the 1992

Summer Term:



1. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



UNLV Faculty

Professor $1235 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1195 per credit hour

Assistant Professor 1160 per credit hour

Lecturer 970 per credit hour



Visting Faculty

Professor $1125 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1070 per credit hour

Assistant Professor 1015 per credit hour

Lecturer 850-1015 per credit hour

Lab Assistant 875 per credit hour



Professor emeritus: Depends upon rank at time of

retirement. Pay per credit hour of individual

instruction is $40.



The per-credit-hour salary is the maximum allowable

salary. A lower amount when necessitated by low

enrollment and when agreed to by the instructor,

is permitted.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes re-

garding Summer Term Salary Schedules at UNLV. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



B. Approved the following Handbook change, Title 4,

Chapter 3, Section 21, Summer Term Salary Schedules,

UNR:



Section 21.



2. University of Nevada, Reno



a. The following salary schedule applies to classes

taught on or off-campus during the inclusive

dates of Summer Session.



Resident Faculty

Professor $1230 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1055 per credit hour

Assistant Professor 885 per credit hour

Lecturer 885-1230 per credit hour

Teaching Assistant 825-1140 per credit hour

Graduate Assistant 535 per credit hour



Visting Faculty

Professor $1030 per credit hour

Associate Professor 820 per credit hour

Assistant Professor 615 per credit hour

Lecturer 535-1030 per credit hour



b. Six credits is considered a full-time teaching

load during the Summer Session.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes re-

garding Summer Term Salary Schedules at UNR. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved UCCSN 1993 Capital Construction Request



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the UCCSN Capital Construc-

tion Request recommendations. The recommendations contained

two sections, Advanced Planned Projects and New Projects, as

listed below:



Advanced Planned Projects New Projects



CCSN Phase V-Cheyenne WNCC Phase V and Library

CCSN Phase III-W. Charleston DRI-North

TMCC Phase VI UNLV-Library

NNCC Winnemucca Building UNLV-Wright Hall

UNR Education Building CCSN-Henderson

UNLV-Business Building

UNR-Parking Garage

UNR-Clinical Science,

Las Vegas

Library Design Funds



The Advance Planned Projects were approved for advanced

planning by the 1991 Legislature. UCCSN will request

construction funds for the Advance Planned Projects in the

1993 legislative session.



The New Projects will be requested in the 1993 legislative

session for pre-planning funds. If approved by the Legis-

lature in 1993, they would then be recommended for construc-

tion funds in the 1995 legislative session.



These recommendations will be forwarded to the State Public

Works Board for consideration.



Chancellor Dawson felt that the State of Nevada will have

$80 million in debt capacity, whereas UCCSN will be request-

ing $62.5 million for construction.



Dr. Eardley felt that the academic planning is not far

enough along for the Board of Regents to determine if Winne-

mucca is in need of a large educational program. He sug-

gested that a tax base be developed in each City that has

a higher educational facility to aid the funding of such

facilities and obtain the City's commitment. Mr. Foley

agreed and reminded the Board that this concept was ex-

plained by Dr. Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr., Vice Chancel-

lor for Educational Development at Maricopa Community

Colleges in Arizona at the April 4-5, 1991 Board of Regents

meeting.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that approximately $10

million would be requested for the advance planning proj-

ects and $62.5 million for the construction projects.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the UCCSN Capital Construction

Request recommendations containing the Advanced Planned

Projects and similar advance planning funds for the nine

projects listed above under New Projects. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved 1990-91 Affirmative Action Report, UCCSN



Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic

Affairs, presented the 1990-91 Affirmative Action Report

and provided a summary report of Campus data by gender and

race/ethnic designation concerning students and staff

throughout the System. Additional data concerning full-

time professional staff hired during the period July 1-

September 30, 1991 was also presented.



Mrs. Steinberg indicated that the total number of students

reported in the Affirmative Action Report does not match

the number reported in the enrollment reports because each

report is a snapshot of enrollment taken at different times.



She reported that there is an increase in minority students

throughout UCCSN; CCSN has the largest proportion of minor-

ity students, 23%, and should be commended for retaining

minority students at its institution.



Mrs. Steinberg distributed a revised section of the report

regarding System Faculty and Staff, 1991, and indicated

that this revision will be updated in the actual report,

filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Derby commended Mrs. Steinberg and staff for the ex-

cellent report and stated that the ad hoc Committee on

Status of Women will be utilizing this information through-

out its deliberations. Dr. Derby suggested that a written

summary of trends be added to the report.



Testimony was given regarding the low minority figures

indicated within this report and it was explained that the

national pool of minority faculty was very small and it is

difficult to attract minorities to the State of Nevada.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to accept the 1990-91 Affirmative

Action Report for UCCSN. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



Chairman Sparks expressed her appreciation to Mrs. Steinberg

and the Chancellor's staff, the Campus staff, and the ad hoc

Committee on Status of Women for developing a comprehensive

report and felt that this report will be helpful in many

ways for the future.



The open meeting recessed at 5:05 P.M. and reconvened at 8:00

A.M. Friday, January 10, 1992 with all Regents present except

Regent Gallagher.



17. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in workshop session in the Student Senate

Chambers, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada,

Reno.



Competitive vs. Negotiated Bond Sales



Regent Berkley requested Nicholas Prassas of Prudential-

Bache and Phillip Nelson Lee of Kutak, Rock and Campbell

law firm to appear before the Board to explain competitive

and negotiated bond sales. Mr. Paul Howarth, UCCSN Finan-

cial Advisor, and Mr. John Swendseid, UCCSN Bond Counsel,

were also in attendance.



It was explained that a negotiated sale is utilized when

the bond sale is more complicated and is necessary to fully

explain the "story" of the bond. Because of this, negoti-

ated sales are more expensive to perform.



A competitive bond sale involves a bidding process in which

the best bidder is selected. This process is less compli-

cated and less expensive to perform.



Upon questioning, Mr. Prassas explained that an investment

banker or firm works with the issuer of the bond to find a

way to meet the needs for the sale and also educates the

buyers to the sale.



Mr. Lee added that a bond counsel is paid the same with

either kind of sale. If an investment banker is hired for

a period of time, a lot of creative ideas may be forth-

coming because he will want to prove that he is performing

in your best interest.



Mr. Howarth stated that in the early 1980's refunding was

a difficult matter; however, it is comparatively simple

now because of computer capabilities.



Mr. Howard reviewed the history of the Board of Regents'

bond sales and stated that in 1986 the Board decided to

use competitive sales, which they have been doing since

that time.



Mr. Klaich questioned how Mr. Howarth was paid, and Mr.

Howarth responded that both he and Mr. Swendseid are paid

from the bond proceeds.



Chairman Sparks thanked each of the presenters for their

presentations.



Discussion of Job Description for Position of Chancellor



An informal discussion was held on the job description for

the position of Chancellor. The current job description

was reviewed.



Dr. Derby stated that Regents are in need of good informa-

tion, and she felt that at times she was not adequately in-

formed. She recently attended the ACCT Conference where

leadership was discussed. She suggested that the position,

which includes System coordination and management, should

also reflect a leadership role in providing teamsmanship

within the Board.



Dr. Eardley stated he felt it was the Chairman's role to

provide teamsmanship within the Board. He related that he

felt the Chancellor should evaluate the Presidents and

report his findings to the Board. Also, the Chancellor

should be responsible for public relations in explaining

the Board to communities throughout the State.



The Board asked the Chancellor for his input on a job de-

scription, and Chairman Sparks suggested that Board members

submit to the Chancellor any remarks they may have regard-

ing the position description.



18. Approved the 1992 Bond Sale Resolution, UNLV



Approved Resolution #92-2, 1992 UNLV Bond Sale Resolution,

which authorizes the Chancellor to arrange for a sale of

bonds for:



a) Student housing and dining facilities $10,000,000

at UNLV



b) Thomas and Mack Center project

improvements at UNLV $ 3,600,000



These projects were authorized by the 1991 State Legisla-

ture.



A second resolution will be presented for Board considera-

tion when a purchase proposal for the bonds has been re-

ceived.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the sale of bonds for student

housing and dining facilities at UNLV in the amount of

$10,000,000 be sold as a competitive bond sale, and that

the Thomas and Mack Center project improvements at UNLV in

the amount of $3,600,000 be sold as a negotiated bond sale.

Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



19. Discussion on Governor's Budget Reduction



The Board met in a video conference session on January 3,

1992 to discuss the Governor's budget reduction requests of

8.5% and 12%. The Board further discussed those reductions

in light of the Governor's State of the State address where

he directed the UCCSN to reduce its budget by 8%.



Chancellor Dawson requested that the Regents conduct a

philosophical discussion in order to help direct the Cam-

puses in developing their 8% budget reduction plans in

accordance with the Regents' wishes. He suggested the dis-

cussion include merit plan, hiring freeze, enrollment man-

agement, new programs, and student tuition fees.



The Governor's recommended 8% reduction amounts to $32 mil-

lion over the biennium for UCCSN. Presidents have agreed

to defer $9 million in maintenance, leaving a balance of $23

million in budget cuts from other sources.



President Maxson stated that the Presidents felt there were

3 areas on which they would like direction from the Board:



Enrollment - He felt the term "capping enrollments"

should not be discussed inasmuch as it

will be defacto capping when course sec-

tions are not available to students.



Merit Pool - The System needs to be fair in dealing with

the merit pool.



Tuition Increases



President Maxson asked that the Campuses be given flexibil-

ity over the hiring freeze, inasmuch as it may be critical

to fill some positions.



Chancellor Dawson strongly urged the Board to allow Campus-

es flexibility in enrollment management, a Systemwide treat-

ment of merit, and the student fee issue. President Calabro

agreed, adding that the Campuses particularly needed flexi-

bility on personnel matters.



Dr. Derby stated she did not want a student fee increase for

fear it would inhibit accessibility for students.



Dr. Hammargren questioned whether the Governor's hiring

freeze applied to all State agencies. President Maxson

related that UNLV has a total hiring freeze on new and

current unfilled positions. They would like the flexibil-

ity to put in place a process which would allow review of

positions in light of Campus priorities.



Mr. Klaich stated that he felt tuition increases should be

the last consideration; that he appreciates students are

consumers and they may be required to participate; that if

flexibility is given to the Campuses the Board should be

kept informed of the institution's actions.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether there were other areas Pres-

idents could review for cuts, such as faculty workload.



President Meacham asked the Board to consider the following

for CCSN:



That enrollment projections were based on 3% increase,

actual increase was 15%; therefore, they are 12% be-

hind.



Cost per student at CCSN is lowest in the System.



CCSN last August established three major objectives and

instigated a 32-point plan:



1) Avoid job layoffs,



2) Guard against erosion of quality (CCSN has more

part-time faculty than other Campuses and competes

with Universities for these part-time positions),

and



3) Maintaining faculty/staff morale with higher

workloads.



President Meacham requested that CCSN be allowed to continue

with its plan.



President Crowley urged that no decision be made at this

time on merit or student fee increases without further re-

view from the Campuses. Regarding fees, the Campuses do

not want to deny access and do not want to raise student

fees, but given access/diversity/quality he questioned what

the fair share might be for students. He related that at

the recent NCAA Conference he discussed budget reductions

with many other Presidents and learned most have had to

raise student fees. Another reduction at UNR will probably

be in the current 1300 work study students. President

Crowley stated that merit pay of some sort would help with

faculty morale and that the System needs to keep a "toe-

hold" on the merit funds. He also cautioned that accredi-

tation for some areas could be imperiled if enrollment

limitations are imposed.



President Maxson stated the System needs uniformity in

student tuition rates.



Mrs. Whitley stated she felt that UCCSN should be allowed

to give merit. President Gwaltney stated that the Community

College salary schedule has incorporated the merit and with-

out that aspect it would be defunct.



President Gwaltney also stated that he did not want to see

the ratios changed. In regard to faculty workload, Presi-

dent Gwaltney stated that although it would have a dramatic

relationship to quality, TMCC would be able to handle in-

creased workload.



CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Candace Kant urged that the

Board allow sufficient flexibility to Presidents, and that

due to frozen positions, class sizes have already increased

at CCSN.



Mr. Klaich stated that after the January 3, 1992 video con-

ference he was concerned that budget reduction proposals

would be "business as usual" solutions and he cited the

Board, at this meeting, has deferred two critical Ph. D.

programs while at the same time approving 45 sabbaticals.



Dr. Derby stated the Board needed information on faculty

workloads.



Dr. Hammargren asked whether the Board could reconsider

the action taken on the sabbatical leaves. President

Crowley stated that he was certainly sorry the Presidents

have left the impression that the budget cuts are conven-

tional. He stated that Campus people are suffering from

the proposed cuts and there is abundant concern on the

Campus of the 8% cuts. He added that the Presidents are

prepared to make tough decisions, but had asked for Board

input in order to understand the feelings of the Board

before such cuts were made.



In the matter of sabbaticals, President Crowley reminded

the Board that there are no State funds for these leaves,

that the State doesn't support them, and the funds come

from within the Campuses. He reminded the Board that there

are only a small number of sabbaticals given each year, and

by canceling them for this year, not only would there be no

dollar savings, but the message for the faculty would be

most harmful. In answer to Dr. Hammargren's question on who

pays for the sabbaticals, President Crowley stated that for

a full year's leave, 2/3 of the person's salary is paid to

that faculty member, and the remaining 1/3 is used to hire

Letter of Appointment employees to help fill the gap in the

Department. He added that the classes are held as though

the faculty member were on board.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Elizabeth Raymond urged the

Board not to cancel the sabbaticals, stating that there is

an obligation for faculty members to be current with their

field; that sabbaticals are not a vacation; that the person

is bringing new knowledge and research to the Campus; and

that the faculty does have a great pride in what it gives

to its students.



ASUN President Derek Beenfeldt stated the students would

very much object if the work study jobs were eliminated.



Mr. Klaich stated that these budget cuts are the most dif-

ficult decisions in the 9 years he has been a member of

the Board, and he was not yet satisfied that the sugges-

tions are the best. He stated his message to the Presi-

dents was that the core quality of education offerings

must be protected and that he wanted a plan based on

maintenance of quality.



Dr. Hammargren moved to reconsider the approval of the

sabbatical leaves. Motion failed for lack of second.



Further discussion of sabbatical leaves revealed that there

would be no cost savings if sabbatical leaves were not giv-

en, and, that other job opportunities could be lost if they

are not approved.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that it was his feeling that

student fees would only be raised as a last resort, and

cautioned that UCCSN may not have seen the last of the

cuts, depending on the State's economy. He urged that the

Presidents be allowed flexibility in determining where cuts

will be made and suggested that the leveling of fees should

take place in the coming biennial budget process, and that

a surcharge could be made for one year only. Further, Vice

Chancellor Sparks recommended that merit pay be the same

for the two Universities, and the same for the Community

Colleges. He cautioned that the merit plan was implemented

in 1985; however, if UCCSN does not use it for one year, it

will be difficult to have the merit funds reinstated.



Vice Chancellor Sparks also recommended not changing the

student/faculty ratios.



Mr. Klaich agreed, stating that "life after the crisis"

must be taken into consideration along with how these cuts

will impact the base budget.



Chancellor Dawson recommended that the number one priority

in the 1993-95 Biennial Budget request be the restoration

of these budget cuts. He asked the Presidents to meet with

their student governments, and informed the Board that the

Presidents will present their recommendations at the next

meeting.



20. Approved Strategic Directions and Objectives, UCCSN



A draft report reflecting the Strategic Directions and

Objectives discussed at the Board of Regents' Workshop on

Academic Planning was presented for review and discussion.

This draft document will be printed in final form and then

distributed appropriately.



Dr. Derby stated that she was pleased with the process in

which this document was evolved.



Mrs. Steinberg reviewed the draft document. She indicated

that she has only received editorial suggestions within the

document. After a lengthy discussion on the order of di-

rections and objectives, it was decided to leave the order

as is and allow Mrs. Steinberg to make the necessary edi-

torial changes.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the document, "Strategic

Directions for the University and Community College System

of Nevada". Dr. Hammargren seconded.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the document to include any

editorial changes with the approval from the Chairman of

the Board and Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee.

Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Steinberg stated that she will send the final form to

the members of the Board of Regents and the members of the

Academic Affairs Committee for final approval.



21. Approved the After-the-Fact Payment, UNLV



Approved the authorization for UNLV to make an after-the-

fact payment on general request form 955402 in the amount

of $11,081 to the Clark County School District. This pay-

ment is for transportation services rendered by five, 80-

passenger buses for students who were participating in

the National Youth Sports program during the Summer 1991

at UNLV. Steps have been taken to assure this type of

request will not have to be made again.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to authorize UNLV to make an

after-the-fact payment in the amount of $11,081 to the Clark

County School District. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



22. Approved Resolution, UNR



Mr. Klaich read the following resolution honoring the UNR

Wolf Pack football team:



RESOLUTION #92-3



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack has

completed another most successful and memorable foot-

ball season; and



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack has

represented the University, the University System and

the State with character and dignity during the season

by winning the Big Sky Conference Championship, complet-

ing the regular season undefeated, and advancing to the

championship playoffs for the 7th time in 14 years; and



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack has

compiled the most impressive record of any Big Sky team

since joining the Conference in the 1979 season; and



WHEREAS, the Wolf Pack finished the regular season

ranked as the Number One team in Division I-AA, a

position the team held for 10 weeks; and



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack team

and coaching staff have demonstrated outstanding compe-

titive spirit and sportsmanship both on and off the

playing field; and



WHEREAS, Coach Chris Ault was honored as the 1991 Eddie

Robinson, Sr. Coach of the Year for Division I-AA, and

has also received the Kodak Region 5 Coach of the Year

Award; and



WHEREAS, the team's determination and winning spirit has

made its supporters proud and brought recognition to

the University, the University System and to the State;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents

of the University and Community College System of Nevada

that University of Nevada, Reno Coach Chris Ault and

members of the coaching staff and team be commended for

an outstanding 1991 football season and for the great

honor they bring to intercollegiate athletics within the

State of Nevada.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolution honoring the

UNR Wolf Pack football team. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



23. Approved Lease of Land, UNR



Granted permission for the College of Agriculture to lease

fifteen (15) acres of irrigated crop land at the Southern

Nevada Field Lab in Logandale, Nevada. Bids were requested

and only one bid was received. Robison Farms submitted a

proposal to pay for all irrigation costs as well as the

costs of domestic water, which totals approximately $1400

per year. The initial term of the lease would be for three

(3) years, with two (2) additional 1-year options, on a

year-to-year basis. Robison Farms would be required to

furnish adequate liability insurance.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval subject to

review of final documents.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the lease for the College of

Agriculture. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved Handbook Addition, Special Course Fee, NNCC



Approved the following Handbook addition, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 11, Special Course Fees, NNCC:



4. Northern Nevada Community College



Welding 20.00-51.00 per course

MTL 212, Welding I 60.00 per course

MTL 296B, AWS Code Certification 100.00 per course



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook addition regard-

ing special course fees at NNCC. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



25. New Business



Regent Foley requested a report be given by President

Crowley regarding the recent NCAA Conference held in

Anaheim, California.



President Crowley reported that the Leid Committee has

submitted the following recommendations, which were ad-

dressed at the Conference:



1) Enhance the adequacy of the initial notice of an im-

pending investigation and assure a personal visit by

the enforcement staff with the institution's chief

executive officer.



2) Establish a "summary disposition" procedure for treat-

ing major violations at a reasonable early stage in

the investigation.



3) Liberalize the use of tape recordings and the avail-

ability of such recordings to involved parties.



4) Use former judges or other eminent legal authorities

as hearing officers in cases involving major viola-

tions and not resolved in the "summary disposition"

process.



5) Hearings should be open to the greatest extent pos-

sible.



6) Provide transcripts of all infractions hearings to

appropriate involved parties.



7) Refine and enhance the role of the Committee on

Infractions and establish a limited appellate process

beyond that Committee.



8) Adopt a formal conflict-of-interest policy.



9) Expand the public reporting of infractions cases.



10) Make available a compilation of previous Committee

decisions.



11) Study the structure and procedures of the enforcement

staff.



He stated that the Infractions Committee has reviewed the

recommendations and responded to the report. The Pacific

10 Conference commented on the hearing officer and open

hearing issues. Due to violation of recruiting, it will

require legislative action.



The NCAA Council held a general discussion on the recom-

mendations. There is a post-Convention meeting of the

Council to discuss these issues in detail.



President Crowley stated that after talking with several

knowledgeable people at the convention, it was felt that

immediate action would be taken on several of the recom-

mendations. President Crowley stated that he will report

to the Board of Regents and General Counsel Klasic on the

outcome of the recommendations.



Upon questioning, President Crowley stated that he did not

know how the NCAA would react to the two specific recom-

mendations that require legislation, but it was his feeling

that the NCAA would adopt those recommendations in some

form.



Dr. Eardley requested clarification on why NCAA is attempt-

ing to file a law suit against states that have due process

laws, and President Crowley responded that NCAA has been in

operation since 1908 and throughout the years has needed to

enforce the regulations on an even basis across the nation.

It becomes very difficult for the NCAA to regulate and en-

force evenly if there are different enforcement processes

from state to state. He stated that if the court case

fails, then the NCAA has some alternatives: 1) It could

cease operations and be replaced by a Federal agency; or

2) remove from the NCAA institutions within states with

special requirements for due process. The NCAA needs a

level playing field to operate successfully across the

nation; if not, there is no need for the Association.

The level field is fundamental to the membership.



Dr. Eardley questioned why Nevada was being held in the

limelight regarding due process laws, and President Crowley

stated that Nevada is the only state that has an ongoing

enforcement case, which needs to be resolved as soon as

possible. It cannot be resolved, under NCAA regulations,

as long as different due process requirements are in effect.



President Crowley explained that when institutions join the

NCAA, they join with the understanding of the NCAA regula-

tions and commit themselves to abide by the regulations.

At Nevada's two Universities, there is a statement written

into each coach's contract stating that he or she will abide

by the rules and regulations of NCAA, or be subject to ter-

mination of employment. The State's new due process re-

quirements effectively cancel out this policy and, in fact,

provide greater protection to coaches than is provided to

non-tenured faculty members by the System Code and insti-

tutional bylaws.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



Mr. Klaich reminded the members of the Board of Regents and

Presidents to submit nominations for Distinguished Nevadan

awards to Secretary Moser as soon as possible.



The open meeting recessed at 12:00 noon to have lunch and re-

convened at 12:30 P.M. with all Regents present except Regents

Foley and Gallagher.



26. 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, as contained in Ref. I, filed in the

Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Reno - UNR Faculty Senate Chairman

Elizabeth Raymond announced the following UNR outstanding

faculty:



Gary J. Hausladen



Desert Research Institute - DRI Faculty Senate Chairman

Lonnie Pippin announced the following DRI outstanding

faculty:



Nicholas Lancaster



Community College of Southern Nevada - CCSN Faculty Senate

Chairman Candace Kant announced the following CCSN outstand-

ing faculty:



Dale A. Etheridge



Northern Nevada Community College - NNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Ed Nickel announced the following NNCC outstanding

faculty:



Gael Mockbee Mc Gibbon



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV Faculty Senate Vice

Chairman Bob Skaggs announced the following UNLV outstand-

ing faculty:



Vincent Eade



President Gwaltney introduced Karen Ozbek, who was substituting

for TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman Bill Baines.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



27. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments from the institution, as contained in Ref. J, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Western Nevada Community College - USA Senator Debbie Green

announced the following WNCC outstanding student:



Nancy Welsh



University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President announced the

following UNR outstanding student:



Melissa Lixfield



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - CSUN Vice President Kevin

Briggs announced the following UNLV outstanding student:



Mike Nickel



28. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held January 9, 1992, were made by Regent

Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) Approved to reactivate the AAS in Criminal Justice at

NNCC, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents'

Office.



This proposal is a request to revise the existing pro-

gram in Criminal Justice, which has been inactive for

the past 6 to 7 years.



The demand for this program has increased due to

population growth and the establishment of new prison

facilities in the Northern Nevada Community College

service area.



The curriculum has been updated, and will be patterned

after a similar program at WNCC. Part-time faculty

will be used initially; a full-time instructor may be

hired pending anticipated growth of the program. No

new facilities or equipment are required.



Mr. Klaich stated that he had concerns with approving items

2 and 3 due to the recent financial situation of the Uni-

versity and Community College System of Nevada. He was very

sensitive to the two programs, but was very uncomfortable in

approving programs in light of recent budget reductions.

The Committee did allow the reports to be heard.



(2) Tabled the Ph. D. Electrical Engineering at UNLV. The

Committee did not make a recommendation, but requested

that the item be forwarded for Board of Regents' con-

sideration of the Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering at

UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents'

Office.



The proposed degree would build upon the M. S. program

in Electrical Engineering which was established in

1985. The curriculum will consist of 78 credits, with

a focus on Systems Engineering and Micro Electronics

Engineering.



The doctoral program would respond to both national

and State demands for faculty, scientists and research

engineers. If approved, it would aid in supporting

the State's economic diversification efforts and in

attracting hi-tech industries to Southern Nevada.



It is anticipated that 8 students will be enrolled

in the program by the 4th year. Estimated resources

of $234,810, would include one FTE faculty and 8

teaching assistantships, operating and laboratory

needs. Grants and gifts would also be sought to en-

hance the program.



President Maxson stated that UNLV would be amenable

if the Committee chose to defer the approval, rather

than obtaining a "no" vote on the item. He indicated

that it has taken UNLV two years to prepare this pro-

gram proposal and felt that the current financial

situation of the System would only be temporary. He

requested that the Committee allow the academic plan-

ning to continue, but to place the program on hold.



UNR Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Hoover

agreed with President Maxson and stated that the

morale of the faculty would be hurt if these programs

were not approved. He suggested a way to manage this

morale problem by looking ahead and keeping faculty

focused on an objective. He agreed that the committee

might wish to approve the program, but place on hold

until the System's financial situation was improved.



Dr. William Wells, Dean of the College of Engineering,

urged the Committee to approve the program's concept.



Mr. Klaich suggested that the item be tabled until the

next meeting in February in order to give the Commit-

tee and the Board of Regents a chance to better under-

stand the financial impact that has been placed on

UCCSN.



(3) Tabled the Ph. D. Speech Pathology and Audiology at

UNR. The Committee did not make a recommendation,

but requested that the item be forwarded for Board of

Regents' consideration of the Ph. D. in Speech Pathol-

ogy and Audiology at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-3,

filed in the Regents' Office.



This program, to be offered through the School of

Medicine, would build upon existing undergraduate and

master's degrees.



An increasing demand for doctoral level graduates in a

variety of settings is expected to continue over the

next several decades. Public Law now mandates that

all children with impairments receive free public edu-

cation by qualified personnel.



The new Ph. D. level faculty positions would be re-

quired to implement the program. It is anticipated

that 18 students would be enrolled by the 4th year.

The program will be housed in the new building for

Speech Pathology and Audiology and Student Health.



Dr. Robert Daugherty, Dean of the School of Medicine,

stated that this was one of the final clinical pro-

grams in the School of Medicine. The new building

for Speech Pathology and Audiology and Student Health

will be completed in the next two months. He stated

that he was very mindful of the recent financial

situation of UCCSN, but felt that the presentation

should be heard in order for the Committee to see the

importance of the program for the future of the School

of Medicine.



Dr. Stephen Mc Farlane, Associate Dean of Academic

Affairs for the School of Medicine, reported on the

details of the Speech Pathology and Audiology programs.

The Ph. D. program would allow graduates to provide a

higher level of care in hospitals, research facilities,

private clinics, and University settings. He reported

that 90% of the master students have been employed

prior to completing the master's program. There is a

shortage of Ph. D. programs throughout the nation in

this field. He felt that this was the time to allow

Nevada to continue with its premier program. It is

now one of the largest programs in the country.



Upon questioning, Dr. Mc Farlane explained that the

Ph. D. in Speech Pathology and Audiology becomes a

specialist and performs in depth studies of disorders

and research for diagnostic treatments, whereas the

master's degree provides graduates to perform general

practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.



Vice President Robert Hoover announced that Dr. Mc

Farlane has been chosen as one of 10 individuals to

write the national board exam for Speech Pathology

and Audiology which is administered by the National

Testing Service in Princeton. This, too, is another

indication of national significance of this program.



(4) Approved the formal incorporation of the existing Uni-

versity Studies Abroad Consortium into UNR and UNLV,

as contained in the revised Ref. AA-4, filed in the

Regents' Office.



A concurrent request is being made to waive the out-of-

state tuition for students enrolled in courses at for-

eign institutions through this program.



This program evolved from the University Studies in

the Basque Country Consortium established by UNR in

1982. It has expanded and now includes 7 American

Universities and 4 foreign Campuses. The course of

study is normally 1 or 2 semesters.



Due to legal and contractual obligations, there is a

need to integrate the Consortium into one of the

Universities. UNR is the coordinator for operational

functions of the program, therefore it is the logical

Campus to assume legal and contractual obligations.



The majority of funding is derived from student fees

and grants. No additional facilities or equipment

are required. Legal Counsel has reviewed this pro-

posal and will work with UNR and UNLV in developing

related legal documents.



Associate Vice President of Instruction and Under-

graduate Programs William Cathey explained the pro-

posal and stated that the Consortium needs the legal

status of the University and provides a wide variety

of international activity for the students. Dr.

Cathey stated that UNLV is an affiliate with the Con-

sortium and requested that the proposal include UNLV

so as not to duplicate the program. Upon questioning,

Dr. Cathey explained the request to waive the out-of-

state tuition for students enrolled in courses at for-

eign institutions through this program, and added that

it would not be a loss of revenue to the University.



Dr. Cathey introduced Carmelo Urza, Coordinator of the

University Students Abroad Consortium. Mr. Urza re-

ported that there were approximately 209 students en-

rolled in the program including approximately 60-80

Nevada students. The program extends to 5 countries

and a total of 7 sites.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



Dr. Derby stated that it was a very painful discussion re-

garding the two Ph. D. program proposals.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee and moved to table items

2 and 3 until Presidents Maxson and Crowley feel it appro-

priate to bring back to the Board of Regents for approval,

in light of the recent budget reductions. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich emphasized that he had no difficulty with the

merits of the programs, only that the timing of the proposal

came to the Board just after the Governor's announcement of

the 8% budget reduction for UCCSN.



29. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meeting, held January 9, 1992, were made by

Regent Shelley Berkley, Chairman.



(1) Chairman Berkley announced the following appointments

to serve as staff to the Legislative Liaison Commit-

tee:



Buster Neel, UNLV

Barbara Nelson, CCSN

Jim Richardson, UNR

Ron Sparks, UCCSN

Richard Bunker

Jim Joyce

Pamela Galloway, Staff



(2) Vice Chancellor Sparks briefed the Committee on the

UCCSN budget and legislative process which is already

underway. The new estimated general fund income for

next fiscal year is about $75 million less than the

budgeted expenditures that were authorized by the

Legislature. Vice Chancellor Sparks felt that the

attitude for new State revenues will not be very

positive in this next Legislative Session.



Mr. Klaich questioned the estimated projection for

gaming and sales tax, and Vice Chancellor Sparks

responded as follows:



Gaming Tax: 7.5% per year original projection

4.6% is current projection for this

year

2% is the actual increase expected

for November



Sales Tax: 7 1/4% per year original projection

2.5% is current projection for this

year

Year-to-date sales tax is 2.5% below

last fiscal year



Business

Activity Tax: $8 million less than anticipated



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that there was still

a trigger mechanism in effect for salaries for 1992-93,

but it is extremely unlikely there will be surplus

funds available.



Mr. Klaich questioned the bonding capacity of the State

and Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the current

debt capacity, including UCCSN's last bond, is about

$40 million, which leaves the State without much debt

capacity. Bond capacity by the next legislative ses-

sion is expected to be approximately $80 million.



(3) Information Only: Chairman Berkley stated that she

wanted an organized effort from each Campus in lobby-

ing the next legislative session. She requested that

a survey be sent to each faculty, classified staff,

administrator, advisory board member, foundation board

member, and alumnus requesting information regarding

the individual's relation with a member(s) of the

Legislature; i. e., district they reside in, party

affiliation, if they know any Legislator on a personal

level, etc. This information will then be entered into

a computer for easy access in order to generate support

on legislative action. She requested the Chancellor's

Office to coordinate this effort.



In addition, she directed the Campus Presidents to

invite key Legislators to their respective Campuses

on a 1-on-1 tour and presentation of the Campus. She

requested the Presidents to submit a name of a con-

tact person to the Chancellor's Office for coordina-

tion of this activity.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mrs. Whitley second-

ed. Motion carried.



30. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Status

of Women



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Status of Women meeting, held January 9, 1992, were made

by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) Developed Draft of Recommendations



Chairman Derby stated that the Campus self-evaluation

studies which were presented at the December meeting

were well received, but in the essence of time, there

was not much verbal feedback regarding the Campus

goals and recommendations. She pointed out that one

of the recommendations stated in almost very report

was the need to address student issues. She request-

ed the Committee to develop draft recommendations,

which will come before the Committee in February for

final approval and then be submitted to the Board of

Regents for consideration.



Chairman Derby indicated that Ms. Tamela Gorden,

UCCSN Research Analyst, has compiled a draft of the

recommendations which were derived from the Campus

self-evaluation studies. This document will be used

as a working document for the Committee to develop its

recommendations for final approval at the February

Committee meeting. Ms. Gorden explained that she

divided the recommendations into two levels: System-

Level Recommendations and Campus-Level Recommendations.

The Committee discussed each recommendation. Ms.

Gorden was instructed to incorporate the changes into

a document which will be discussed at the meeting in

February for final approval.



Chairman Derby requested the Committee to devise a plan

of implementation at the system-level for information-

al/educational workshops. These workshops would in-

clude participants from the Board of Regents, faculty,

students, graduate students and administration.



(2) New Business



Chairman Derby stated that data have been compiled from

the 1991 EEO-6 report. She requested Ms. Gorden to

make comparisons between the 1989 and 1991 reports, and

to report back to the Committee with any comparisons

and/or recommendations. The Committee will then decide

how to use this information.



Chairman Derby suggested the following year's calendar:



Female student issues to be addressed

On-going work of the ad hoc Committee on Status

of Women be addressed

Annual report of the ad hoc Committee on Status

of Women

Progress report on Campus and System goals

Final report of the ad hoc Committee on Status

of Women



Dr. Mary Stewart, UNR Advisory Committee Chairman,

suggested that an interim report be prepared within

6 months to be presented to the Board of Regents.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Status of Women. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



31. Report of Meeting



Regent Eardley reported on a meeting of Chairmen of State

Commissions and Boards which had been called at the request

of the Governor. The meeting was held on December 11, 1991

in Carson City and was entitled "The Nevada Workforce".

Those invited to attend included the Chairs of the elected

and appointed Boards and Councils directly concerned with

employment and workforce quality. The meeting was Chaired

by Executive Director of Nevada's Job Training Office,

Barbara Weinberg.



The intent of the meeting was to determine if there could

be value derived from a representative group such as this

sharing information related to the particular mission of

each of the organizations. Also explored was the question

of better use of this State's resources if improved co-

ordination might result from such meetings. A follow-up

meeting will be scheduled to determine whether or not to

pursue such a coordinated effort.



Dr. Eardley requested the members of the Board of Regents

to relay to him whether the UCCSN Board of Regents should

be involved in these collaborations. If so, he suggested

that Chancellor Dawson appoint Mr. Doug Burris, Assistant

to the Chancellor, to serve as the liaison person. Mr.

Burris has had experience in this type of structure in

California.



Mr. Burris gave a brief description of what this coordinated

effort could possibly provide to the State of Nevada and

suggested that the Board of Regents become involved with the

group.



Chairman Sparks indicated that, at this time, there were no

financial expenditures involved with this group, and felt

that UCCSN should attend the preliminary meetings to deter-

mine whether the group will continue.



The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

01-09-1992