01/10/1991

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 10-11, 1991








1-10-1991

Pages 1-37



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

January 10-11, 1991



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

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



Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members absent: Mr. Joseph Foley

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Alan Balboni (CCCC),

Richard Brown (UNR), Don Carlson (WNCC), Diane Dietrich (Unit),

Isabelle Emerson (UNLV), Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Michael Mc

Farlane (NNCC), Steve Mizell (DRI), and Student Association

Officers.



Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:30

A.M., Thursday, January 10, 1991.



1. Oath of Office



The Honorable Roy L. Torvinen, District Judge, Department

Four, administered the Oath of Office to re-elected Regent

Daniel J. Klaich and newly elected Regent Shelley Berkley.



Due to illness of Regent Joseph Foley, the Oath of Office

was administered to him by Judge Thomas Foley in Las Vegas.

Regent Carolyn M. Sparks' flight was delayed and the Oath

of Office was administered to her by Chairman Dorothy

Gallagher.



2. Approved Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes), containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

November 29-30, 1990 and the Special meeting held

December 20, 1990.



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

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



(3) Approved the following new member to the WNCC Advisory

Board:



Colonel John La Voy, Fallon



(4) Approved a change in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 13.1 and 13.2, Military Leave as listed in

Ref. C-2, filed with the permanent minutes. The

change clarifies UNS policy to conform to State Law.



(5) Approved the appointment to the DRI Statewide Advisory

Committee of the following:



Dr. Donald L. "Pat" Shalmy, Chair, Las Vegas

Mr. Nick Aquilina, Las Vegas

Mrs. Karen Baggett, Sparks

Mr. Mark Chilton, Elko

Mr. Greg Lambert, Reno

Mr. Ken Lynn, Reno

Mr. John Mac Intyre, Reno

Dr. David N. Mc Nelis, Las Vegas

Mrs. Irene Porter, Las Vegas

Mr. Bob Snelling, Las Vegas

Mr. Dennis Stein, Las Vegas

Mr. Larry Struve, Carson City

Mr. Peter Zavattaro, Las Vegas

Dr. Ken Hunter, Reno

Mr. Ken Asbury, Las Vegas



(6) Approved an easement to Sierra Pacific Power Company

to provide access for the new NNCC College Community

building.



(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. The Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Department

of Human Resources/Health Division (Interlocal

Contract).



Effective Date: Date approved by Board.

Amount : $150,687 to UNR.

Purpose : UNR's Bureau of Mines and Geology

to conduct an indoor radon grant

program.



B. The Board of Regents/UNR and State of Nevada 125th

Anniversary Commission (Interlocal Contract).



Effective Date: November 1, 1990 through June 30,

1991.

Amount : $7,500 to UNR.

Purpose : Basque Aspen Carving Video.



C. The Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Housing Divi-

sion (Interlocal Contract).



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

March 31, 1991.

Amount : $27,216 to UNR.

Purpose : UNR to perform economic impact

analysis of Nevada Housing Divi-

sion's Affordable Housing Pro-

grams.



D. The Board of Regents/UNR and State Department of

Education (Interlocal Contract).



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1991.

Amount : $25,000 to UNR.

Purpose : Governor's Conference on the Uni-

versal Implications of the Holo-

caust.



E. The Board of Regents/College Inn and Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract).



Effective Date: January 2 through March 31, 1991.

Amount : $8,700 to College Inn.

Purpose : Room and meal costs.





F. The Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County (Inter-

local Contract).



Effective Date: November 8, 1989 through November

8, 1993.

Amount : $1.00 per vehicle used for park-

ing shall be paid to Clark County;

the remainder to be retained by

UNLV.

Purpose : Clark County to provide area ad-

jacent to Sam Boyd Silver Bowl

for parking purposes to UNLV for

events scheduled at the Silver

Bowl.



G. The Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County School

District (Interlocal Contract).



Effective Date: Date approved by Board.

Amount : None.

Purpose : UNLV and Clark County School

District to provide UNLV students

with education preparation pro-

grams, including field experi-

ences, student teaching and train-

ing in other educational areas.



H. The Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Council on

the Arts (Interlocal Contract - Amendment to

original contract approved by Board at June, 1990

meeting).



Effective Date: Changes effective dates to June

1, 1990 through April 1, 1991

(from June 1 through December 31,

1990).

Amount : Increases money to $11,500 (from

$6,500) to UNLV.

Purpose : UNLV to provide economic impact

study on the Arts in Nevada.



I. The Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County

Juvenile Court Services.



Effective Date: One year from date approved by

Board.

Amount : UNLV to pay Juvenile Court $125

per day for services rendered.

Purpose : Work program agreement for juve-

nile offenders to be performed at

Thomas and Mack Center.



J. The Board of Regents/DRI and Department of Con-

servation and Natural Resources.



Effective Date: January 1 to June 30, 1991.

Amount : $35,000 to DRI.

Purpose : Audits an air monitoring program

and equipment which are operated

by the Department of Conservation.



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.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Gallagher requested that the Faculty Senate Chair-

men and the Student Body representatives make a greater

effort when sending information to the Board of Regents'

Office concerning outstanding faculty and students to

assure that the information and addresses are accurate.

Letters are mailed to each of the individuals recognized

at Board meetings.



Chairman Gallagher stated that Sunbelt Broadcasting Channel

4 in Reno and Channel 3 in Las Vegas, is sponsoring a "Sa-

lute to Higher Education" which will feature outstanding

faculty. DRI has already been working with Sunbelt and

will be featured during the month of January.



Mr. Klaich questioned the status of the suggested monetary

reward to be given for outstanding students and faculty as

discussed during the October Regents' Workshop. Regents

had requested guidelines be drafted for these awards and

asked the Chancellor to follow up on the matter.



Chairman Gallagher offered the following resolution:



Resolution #91-1



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System Board of

Regents wishes to express its deep appreciation for

the contributions the late Chris Sheerin made to

better the State of Nevada; and



WHEREAS, Chris Sheerin served ably and well as a

member of the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada System from June 14, 1943 through December,

1950, having been appointed by Governor Carville

to fill an unexpired term; and



WHEREAS, Mr. Sheerin was a native son, having been

born in Virginia City and reared in Tonopah; and



WHEREAS, he attended the University of Nevada and

was a member of the first Journalism School graduating

class in 1924; and



WHEREAS, after working for a short while in San

Francisco for Standard Oil, he returned to Nevada

and began his extensive newspaper career as a reporter

for the Nevada State Journal in Reno, before moving

to Elko in 1926 to work at the Elko Daily Free Press;

and



WHEREAS, in 1945 Chris Sheerin and E. B. Stenninger

bought the newspaper at which he served as editor

and co-publisher until 1967, and also was a founder

of the Elko Broadcasting Company which started Elko's

first radio station in 1948; and



WHEREAS, throughout his lifetime Mr. Sheerin worked

to uphold his beliefs in his fellow man, now, there-

fore, be it



RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada System expresses to his wife, Evelyn, son

Gary, and to daughter-in-law Jo Ann, who also served

ably as a member of the Board of Regents from 1982

through 1986, and to his grandchildren, its extreme

sorrow and sympathy; and let it be further



RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents pays tribute to

Chris Sheerin's many accomplishments on benefitting

the System's students, faculty and staff.



Dr. Derby moved to accept the resolution for Mr. Chris

Sheerin. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that one of the recommendations

of the Regents' ad hoc Committee on Community College Facul-

ty Relations was that the Chancellor report annually, at

the January meeting, on the status of the Committee's

recommendations. He reported the status as follows:



1) Position in the Chancellor's Office to represent ex-

clusively the interests of Community Colleges.



Chancellor Dawson related that no position has been

requested in the biennial budget for such a facili-

tator, and suggested that the Regents devote time

during a workshop to invite Dr. Doug Burris, California

System on Higher Education, and Dr. Donald Carpenter,

Utah, to discuss this issue.



It was agreed that a workshop would be helpful, and

Dr. Derby requested that all Regents receive further

information on this prior to the workshop.



2) Board of Regents' meeting to be held on each Community

College Campus not less than once every other year,

during which time workshops will be conducted focusing

on Community College matters.



This has been implemented.



3) Alternatives for recognizing the Community Colleges'

presence in the name of the University of Nevada

System.



Chairman Gallagher reported that when the Legislators

were informally polled on this issue there was no

apparent support for a name change; further, she said

that there seemed to be little appetite among the

Community Colleges for a system name change.



Mrs. Sparks said when she questioned individuals

from the Community Colleges on the possibility of a

name change they responded that being part of UNS

seemed to elevate their status at the Community

Colleges and they did not see a need for a name

change.



Mr. Klaich mentioned that any name changes have a

great deal of cost associated with them. He sug-

gested that a redesign of the Regent and Chancellor's

office stationary, to acknowledge the Community

Colleges, could be achieved with relatively low cost

and achieve the desired recognition the Community

Colleges deserve.



President Calabro agreed that the suggested station-

ary change could include the University and Community

College of Nevada System.



4) A system newsletter to facilitate internal communica-

tions which should include a system calendar depict-

ing information about meetings, deadlines, and events.



This has been implemented.



5) Additional avenues of communications between faculty

and Regents should be cultivated to enhance the Board's

awareness about faculty concerns.



Chancellor Dawson reported that the faculty workshop

held during the October Board of Regents' meeting in

Elko was very successful. It is planned that such

workshops will be held on the Community College Cam-

puses in conjunction with Regent meetings being held

there.



6) Articulation as well as consideration of the impact

university-level curriculum changes have upon Commu-

nity Colleges should be re-emphasized by the Regents

as a high priority. Timelines for completing articu-

lation agreements should be established between Uni-

versities and Community Colleges.



Chancellor Dawson reminded the Regents that during

the October report on articulation, presented by

Vice Chancellor Fox, it was reported that articula-

tion has made great strides within the system.

Though much progress has been made, work continues

in the area of articultion.



Mr. Klaich reported that during the meetings of the

ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards questions

have been raised on articulation which the Committee

will be addressing.



Dr. Eardley questioned the lower level course number-

ing, and asked if there is a difficulty with these

courses being changed from 200 to 300 level at the

Universities.



President Crowley said he had heard there were prob-

lems but after checking determined there may be iso-

lated incidences but there is certainly not a trend

for changing the course numbering.



7) Creation of Community College Compensation Committee.



This has been implemented.



8) Careful review of the system budget should be under-

taken to address funding inequities that lessen the

ability of Community Colleges to carry out their

mission.



Chancellor Dawson reported that the FY 1991-93 Bi-

ennial Budget Request does address many Community

College issues such as part-time salaries, and lower-

ing of the student/faculty ratios at TMCC and CCSN.



President Gwaltney stated that the Board of Regents

deserves credit for bringing critical Community

College issues to light; however, funding of the

budget requests from the issues is essential before

an impact will be felt.



9) Staff development opportunities and resources should

be expanded to allow faculty opportunities to en-

hance their knowledge and skills, and to interact

with fellow professionals.



Chancellor Dawson reported that the Community College

faculty are working on the plan for a workshop to be

held during the coming year.



President Meacham stated that faculty development is

discussed quite often by the Regents; however, many

programs currently are in place for faculty develop-

ment at each Community College. He suggested this

might be an appropriate topic for a future workshop.



Mrs. Sparks related that the presentation given by

the NNCC faculty was a tremendous opportunity for

the Regents to learn what is happening with and for

the faculty and suggested that the faculty incorpo-

rate the various faculty development programs into

their discussions with the Regents during the time

allotted at each Community College Campus.



10) The Community Colleges should, individually and col-

lectively, assess themselves against the "Future

Commission" recommendations prior to the next legisla-

tive session.



President Calabro, Chairman of the UNS ad hoc Com-

mittee on the Futures Commission, reported that the

text of the draft UNS report has been completed.

Each Campus evaluated itself and has looked at the

future collectively. He promised that a copy of the

draft report would be presented to the Presidents and

Regents prior to finalization.



11) Provide Campus governance flow charts reflecting

current governance arrangements on each Campus.



This has been implemented. Chancellor Dawson reported

that the flow charts have been submitted at two sepa-

rate Board of Regents' meetings and related that the

Presidents are well aware of the need to continually

improve communications with their faculty and staff.



5. Information Only: Tenure and Promotion



President Crowley requested consideration of tenure and

promotion for Dr. Robert L. Metts. Promotion will be to

Associate Professor, Economics. This item was presented

for information only, with action by the Board at its

February 14-15, 1991 meeting.



6. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, 1991-92, UNR, UNLV, DRI, CCSN,

NNCC, TMCC and WNCC



Utilizing the criteria followed in prevous years, the max-

imum available leaves for 1991-92 for UNR is 13, UNLV is

13, DRI is 3, CCSN is 6, TMCC is 3, WNCC is 2, NNCC is 1.



A. University of Nevada Reno



President Crowley recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to UNR be awarded to the following:



John Altrocchi, Psychiatry/Behavorial Science, Academic

Year 1991-92

Bruce Blackadar, Mathematics, Academic Year 1991-92

Richard Burkhart, Chemistry, Spring, 1992

Rhoda Cummings, Curriculum and Instruction, Spring 1992

Catherine Fowler, Anthropology, Academic Year 1991-92

Peter Goin, Art, Academic Year 1991-92

Gary Haynes, Anthropology, Academic Year 1991-92

Miriella Melara, Foreign Language, Academic Year 1991-92

Catherine Smith, Music, Academic Year 1992

Baldev Vig, Biology, Spring, 1992

Leonard Weinberg, Political Science, Spring, 1992

Ilga Winicov, Microbiology/Biochemistry, Spring, 1992

Milton Wolf, Library, Fall, 1991



Alternates:



Ira Pauly, Psychiatry, Fall, 1991

William Wilborn, English, Academic Year 1991-92



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



President Maxson recommended the sabbatical leaves to

UNLV be awarded to the following:



Joseph A. Fry, History, Spring, 1992

Darlene Unrue, English, Spring, 1992

Kevin Crehan, Counseling and Educational Psychology,

Academic Year 1991-92

Satish Sharma, Social Work, Spring, 1992

Margaret Rees, Geoscience, Academic Year 1991-92

Stanley Hillyard, Biology, Academic Year 1991-92

John H. Warren, Instructional and Curricular, Fall, 1991

Richard Hoyt, Finance, Academic Year 1991-92

James Frey, Sociology, Spring, 1992

Carolyn Sabo, Nursing, Fall, 1991

Victor Kwong, Physics, Academic Year 1991-92

Leslie Cummings, Food and Beverage, Spring, 1992

Andrea Fontana, Sociology, Fall, 1991



Alternates:



Thomas Clark, English, Academic Year 1991-92

Nasim Dil, Special Education, Academic Year 1991-92

Shirley Emerson, Counseling and Eductional Psychology,

Academic Year 1991-92

Jean Decock, Foreign Language, Spring, 1992

John Schleich, Management, Spring, 1992

Andre Simmons, Economics, Spring, 1992



C. Desert Research Institute



President Taranik recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to DRI be awarded to the following:



C. Fred Rogers, Energy and Environmental Engineering

Center, Academic Year 1991-92

Alan Simmons, Quaternary Sciences Center, Academic Year

1991-92

John Watson, Energy and Environmental Engineering

Center, Academic Year 1991-92



D. Community College of Southern Nevada



President Meacham recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to CCSN be awarded to the following:



Barbara Nelson, Science and Health, Academic Year

1991-92

Alan Balboni, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,

Academic Year 1991-92

Patrick Leary, Science and Health, Academic Year 1991-92

Robert E. Fagen, Industrial and Service Technologies,

Academic Year 1991-92

Jack Ringler, Arts, Humanities and Social Science, One

Semester

Robert C. Bay, Business, Fall, 1991



E. Northern Nevada Community College



President Remington recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to NNCC be awarded to the following:



Brent Murphy, Diesel Technology, Fall, 1991



F. Truckee Meadows Community College



President Gwaltney recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to TMCC be awarded to the following:



Mata-Marie Cooney, Learning Resources Center, Academic

Year 1991-92

Mary Love, Nursing, Academic Year 1991-92

Karen Wood, Nursing, Academic Year 1991-92



G. Western Nevada Community College



President Calabro recommended the sabbatical leaves

available to WNCC be awarded to the following:



Richard Riendeau, English Department, Fall, 1991

Roberta Trease, Business Department, Fall, 1991



President Crowley informed the Board that because the Unit

would not be using their allocation for the year, UNR would

assume that allocation for Ira Pauly, and Catherine Smith's

sabbatical would be for a full academic year rather than

for the Spring as listed in the agenda.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the sabbatical leaves as

amended to change Catherine Smith at UNR to the full aca-

demic year and to add first alternate Ira Pauly. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:55 A.M., January 10, 1991 to move

to committee meetings and a closed personnel session.



The open meeting reconvened at 2:25 P.M., January 10, 1991 with

all Regents except Mr. Foley and Mrs. Whitley present, and re-

cessed at 2:30 P.M. to move to committee meetings. The open

meeting reconvened in the Alumni Room, Jot Travis Student Union,

University of Nevada, Reno for a Regent's Workshop Session at

8:10 A.M., January 11, 1991 with all Regents present except Dr.

Hammargren, Mr. Foley and Mrs. Whitley.



7. Regents' Workshop



The Board of Regents met in a workshop session in the Alumni

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



UNS International Programs -- Chairman Gallagher stated

that the reason for the workshop topic was to give the

Regents an opportunity to learn of the efforts on each

Campus in this arena. She mentioned the importance of

having Regents informed of international programs before

the programs are initiated.



President Maxson reported that UNLV is dedicated to expand-

ing international programs. He introduced Susan Thompson,

Director of International Programs at UNLV, to explain the

current offerings and future plans.



Ms. Thompson distributed material that described some of

the international programs offered through UNLV. She

stressed the importance of offering students an opportunity

to study global economy and diverse cultures. She explained

that her office counsels students to determine programs

which most closely suit a student's area of interest. Both

students and parents are counseled about registration, visa

forms, travel and housing arrangements, and all costs con-

nected with the program. Along with the personal counsel-

ing, a peer counseling program offers students an opportu-

nity to visit with others who have taken advantage of the

same program.



Mr. Klaich asked Vice Chancellor Fox the process for approv-

al of the international programs since they do not come be-

fore the Board of Regents for approval. Vice Chancellor Fox

suggested that the Board certainly should be aware of the

programs being offered.



President Crowley informed the Board that all international

programs offered at the two Universities are given extensive

review for quality control. By Board policy, unless a de-

gree is offered for a program it is not subject to Board

review and approval. However, the institutions should be

required to provide this information to the Board. Chairman

Gallagher agreed and asked Vice Chancellor Fox to develop a

policy in conjunction with the Presidents.



Mrs. Sparks pointed out that the international programs

dove-tail with regular University programs and credit is

given for courses completed. She stressed the importance

of assessing the international programs to assure they are

equivalent to classes offered at the Universities.



President Crowley echoed the sentiments of Ms. Thompson

about the importance of offering the international experi-

ence to students. He introduced UNR Director of Interna-

tional Programs, Ms. Lee Thomas, who discussed the "Inter-

national Campus" and "International Programs". She ex-

plained that an international Campus not only offers pro-

gram opportunities to American students to study in other

countries but also extends its program to foreign students.

An international Campus also offers positions to visiting

scholars from foreign countries and positions to resident

faculty to teach classes in other countries.



Ms. Thomas said that UNR has hired a full-time international

advisor whose goal is to assist students toward a positive

international experience, while maintaining credits to meet

target graduation dates.



Academic Vice President John Scally, TMCC, remarked that

although TMCC does work in conjunction with UNR in provid-

ing classes to Japanese students, it does offer English as

a Second Language (ESL) for its significant population of

non-American born students who need special language assist-

ance. He said that the amnesty program instituted in this

country a few years ago caused vital changes in education.

Currently in the public school, 30% of the students are

enrolled in ESL classes.



Dr. Bill Bishop, Vice President for Research at DRI, brief-

ly discussed projects the Institute conducts worldwide and

added that DRI has done research in every continent in

the world.



UNR Speech and Hearing Programs -- President Crowley intro-

duced Dean of the UN Medical School, Dr. Robert Daugherty,

who discussed the proposed building for the medical school

complex on the UNR Campus which will house the Student

Health Clinic and the Speech Pathology and Audiology De-

partments. He introduced Dr. Steve Mc Farlane who made a

presentation on the Speech Pathology and Audiology programs.



Dr. Mc Farlane praised the excellence of the faculty in his

Department and discussed innovative procedures and tech-

niques for treatment of patients developed by the UNR facul-

ty. He said that the clinic, housed in very inadequate

facilities, has seen over 7000 patients since its inception,

and that 300 patients are treated weekly. The clinic works

as a diagnostic center in conjunction with University hos-

pitals nationwide. He expressed his eagerness for a new

building which would provide desperately needed space for

clinical, research and teaching facilities.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Dr. Mc Farlane gave examples of several patients who have

been successfully treated at the clinic and discussed

programs currently underway which reach individuals in

outlying counties.



Dr. Mc Farlane outlined the three goals of the Department:

1) to realize its dream of a new building; 2) to develop

a Ph. D. program (currently only two Universities on the

West Cost offer such a program); and 3) to develop

satellite programs in Las Vegas.



Dr. Mc Farlane related that the current facility is 7000

square feet and the new space is planned to be 24,000 square

feet.



President Crowley informed the Regents that UNR is approxi-

mately $500,000 to $1 million short of reaching its funding

goal before construction can begin on the proposed building;

however, they are heopeful that the private funding goal

will be attained during the next 12-18 months.



The open meeting recessed at 10:25 A.M., and reconvened at 10:30

A.M., January 11, 1991 to move to the Pine Auditorium for con-

tinuation of the regular meeting with all Regents present except

Mr. Foley and Mrs. Whitley.



8. Approved Naming of Building, UNR



Approved the name for the University's Animal Care/Research

Facility currently under construction at the School of Medi-

cine complex the John E. Nellor Biomedical Sciences Research

building.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of naming the new UNR Animal Care/

Research Facility the John E. Nellor Biomedical Sciences

Research building. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved Contract, School of Medicine



Approved a contract between the School of Medicine and Uni-

versity Medical Center in Las Vegas which states that the

school will utilize the hospital exclusively for graduate

education programs. The agreement has been approved by the

University Medical Center Board.



President Crowley asked Dean Daugherty to briefly explain

the contract. Dr. Daugherty informed the Board that the

contract states that the University Medical Center provides

exclusive training ground for UN medical students in ac-

credited residency programs only. He stressed that the

contract does not include exclusive training ground for

other medical student programs.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the contract between the UN

Medical School and University Medical Center. Dr. Hammar-

gren seconded.



Mrs. Berkley questioned the time frame on the contract and

and pointed out that a time certain is not included. She

suggested that the contract not be open-ended.



Mrs. Sparks amended the motion to include language requir-

ing annual review before renewal. Dr. Hammargren seconded

the amendment.



Mrs. Sparks requested that a letter be sent to encourage

timely payments and asked that the letter be copied to each

of the Clark County Commissioners.



Motion carried.



The regular meeting recessed at 10:45 A.M., January 11, 1991 to

move to Foundation meetings and reconvened at 11:00 A.M. with all

Regents present except Mr. Klaich, Mr. Foley and Mrs. Whitley.



10. Approved Goals of the Board of Regents



The University of Nevada System Board of Regents at a

retreat at Mt. Charleston, Nevada on October 18-19, 1990,

reviewed and revised a list of goals for 1991-92. A re-

view and discussion of those goals was conducted. The

goals are filed with the permanent minutes.



Dr. Eardley moved to accept the revised list of Regents'

goals. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Mr. Klaich entered the meeting.



Dr. Hammargren asked if the goals would be reviewed during

the 1991 Regents' Workshop. Chairman Gallagher confirmed

that the goals are reviewed and revised at each workshop.



Motion carried.



11. Approved Unit Salary Schedule



Approved a salary schedule for professional employees in

the Chancellor's Office Unit for 1990-91. Chancellor Dawson

explained that the salary model covers professional employ-

ees within the University of Nevada System Unit, which in-

cludes the University of Nevada System Computing Services,

the University of Nevada Press, and the Chancellor's Office.

The proposed salary model was developed with input from a

committee of Unit employees and representation of the Unit

Senate. This model allows for a trainee level for individ-

uals who may need additional training or experience before

moving to the level 1 category on the schedule.



Chancellor Dawson explained that, because no schedule exist-

ed previously, the current Unit professional minimum and

maximum salaries were used and a fair market value analysis

was conducted.



Mrs. Karen Steinberg, UNS, explained that all existing sal-

aries were grouped in levels according to position descrip-

tions and required qualifications. All current professional

salaries were then applied to the levels. She stressed that

implementation of the schedule would not require additional

funding, and pointed out that the schedule does not apply to

those individuals whose salary is determined by the Board of

Regents.



Dr. Eardley questioned the need for the trainee level. Mrs.

Steinberg answered that this level will allow some flexi-

bility and explained that the salary model is meant to be

a guideline only to assess current positions as well as

placement of new hires. The schedule will be reviewed and

assessed yearly with input from the Unit Senate.



Dr. Eardley moved for approval of the Unit Salary Schedule.

Dr. Hammargren seconded.



Diane Dietrich, Unit Senate Chairman, commented that the

Unit Senate has reviewed the schedule and is pleased with

the recommendation. This will provide a formal process

for employees to understand the salary structure of the

Unit.



Motion carried.



Mrs. Sparks left the meeting.



12. Approved Request for Policy Waiver, UNLV



Approved a waiver of Board of Regents Policy, Title 4, Chap-

ter 10, Section 1, Purchasing Policy regarding an outstand-

ing commitment made at UNLV. President Maxson explained

that services in the amount of $12,319 were provided by

Merica, Burch and Dickerson to do the layout for the new

UNLV catalog. He was informed that the company carried the

job a step further than was requested, and printed the cata-

log as well. UNLV did receive quality services at very

competitive prices, but established procedures were unin-

tentionally not followed.



Chancellor Dawson and General Counsel Klasic recommended

that procedures be established to educate or remind staff

at UNLV of proper purchasing and contract procedures so that

this problem will not recur.



Dr. Eardley moved to waive the purchasing policy in this one

case for UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



13. Approved Amendment to Resolution #90-3, UNLV



Approved an amendment to Resolution #90-3 as follows:



Whereas, the University intends on borrowing up to

$5,000,000 from Security Pacific Bank, Nevada, N. A.

(the "Bank") pursuant to a letter from the Bank dated

April 11, 1990 (the "Proposal") for the purpose of

financing the acquisitiion, construction, improvements

and equipment of student housing, classrooms, labora-

tories and office space, at the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas. Such borrowing to be evidenced by a note

signed by the appropriate officials at the University

(the "Note"); and ...



Chairman Gallagher abstained from discussion and voting on

this topic because of a stated conflict of interest.



President Maxson explained that the request will allow UNLV

to use $2 million of the approved $5 million it is borrow-

ing fromm Security Pacific Bank, Nevada, for remodeling of

existing buildings to provide desperately needed laboratory,

classroom and office space. The loan amount will be repaid

from the UNLV capital improvement fee funds.



UNLV Vice President Harry Neel said that this has been dis-

cussed with Security Pacific Bank officials and they have

no objection to the special use of a portion of the funds.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of amendment to Resolution

#90-3. Dr. Derby seconded.



Dr. Eardley expressed concern about the pay back arrange-

ment, and asked if the Campus was over-extending. Presi-

dent Maxson answered that the Campus feels the remodeling

is a better investment than purchasing more temporary

trailers for instructional and office space.



Mr. Klaich reminded the group that when the loan was orig-

inally approved, it was with the understanding that rent

charged to students who occupied the Greek housing would

retire the loan. Use of the capital improvement fee fund

to pay a loan will encumber the funds making them unavail-

able for other needed projects. He said he understood the

need but felt it was not a good practice.



President Maxson agreed with Mr. Klaich and stated that it

is the State's obligation to provide the instructional and

office space for students and faculty; however, there is a

critical need for space on the Campus and this loan will

allow UNLV to better meet the crisis. The Greek housing, to

be built in clusters, is not yet ready for construction;

only two have been approved by their Chapters. President

Maxson related that even after reallocating the $2 million,

there will be funding enough to complete all four houses.



Motion carried. Mrs. Gallagher did not take part in the

vote.



Mrs. Sparks entered the meeting.



14. Approved Tennis Complex, UNLV



Approved the plans and the naming of the UNLV Tennis Complex

the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Stadium. The Fertittas

contributed the funds to build the stadium. Further author-

ization was given to seek approval from the Interim Finance

Committee and the State Public Works Board for the stadium,

which will hold approximately 3000 spectators. The ground-

breaking ceremony will be held in May, 1991.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to name the new tennis complex

the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Stadium. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to authorize UNLV to seek approv-

al from the Interim Finance Committee and State Public Works

Board for the complex. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion car-

ried.



15. Approved Use of Name Change, CCSN



Approved the use of the new College name, Community College

of Southern Nevada, for diplomas for students graduating in

May, 1991. The Board had approved the name change for the

College effective July 1, 1991. Mr. Phil Morgan, ASCC

President, explained that the students graduating this year

had participated in the selection process and have request-

ed that their diplomas carry the new name.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to use the name Community College

of Southern Nevada on the diplomas for students graduating

in May, 1991. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved Recommendation on Reapportionment



Approved a recommendation to request the State Legislature

to increase the Board to 11 members. Chairman Gallagher

introduced Dr. Timothy Haller, consultant, who stated that

at the last meeting, Regents had requested additional in-

formation prior to discussing the options for reapportion-

ment. Three options for consideration had been presented:



1) Retain a 9 member Board

2) Move to an 11 member Board

3) Move to a 13 member Board



He reminded the Regents that only preliminary 1990 Census

figures for Nevada had been received, and said that particu-

lar sub-district boundaries cannot be drawn until the U. S.

Census Bureau releases the final counts in the late Spring.



Dr. Haller stated that minority populations, to a great

extent, will determine the shape of the district lines in

southern Nevada. If 35% of the population in an area is

minority, the area cannot be divided. He said that the

black and hispanic populations are increasing rapidly in

the south and special care must be given to the "35% rule".

He commented that an 11 Regent Board would allow more flex-

ibility in districting, and said that to retain a 9 member

Board would necessitate a very large district that includes

the northern most portion of Clark County and continuing

north to include southern portion of Douglas County.



In Washoe County a 9 member Board would require moving

approximately 20,000 from other counties probably from the

rural district.



He cautioned that with a 9 member Board it will be difficult

to take into account the "communities of interest", i. e.,

mining, agriculture, etc. Service communities have histor-

ically been districted so as not to divide these areas.



Dr. Haller stated that it is imperative to closely adhere

to federal law in the redistricting effort and the Regents

proposed plan should be drawn in a manner in which the dis-

tricts are as compact and homogeneous as possible and in

contiguous areas.



Mrs. Berkley questioned why a decision must be made at this

meeting and asked if a special meeting could be arranged to

discuss this further.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



Chairman Gallagher cautioned that Dr. Haller is working on

a short time-frame and that he needs time to work with the

Board on the districts and the plan must be approved prior

to its submission to the Legislature. Holding off on a

decision until the April Board of Regents' meeting would not

allow sufficient time to prepare the plan. She also pointed

out that it is important to begin the lobbying process now

if it is the desire to move to an 11 member Board.



The open meeting recessed at 12:10 P.M. for lunch and reconvened

at 1:20 P.M. January 11, 1991 with all Regents present except Mr.

Foley and Mrs. Whitley. Discussion of Reapportionment continued.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval to recommend to the Legisla-

ture an 11 member Board of Regents. Dr. Derby seconded.



Chairman Gallagher informed the group that Regents Foley

and Whitley were contacted by telephone during the lunch

break and they affirmed their support for a recommendation

of an 11 member Board.



Dr. Derby listed the benefits associated with the move to

an 11 member Board:



1) maintain integrity of districts

2) greater integrated districts

3) better service to constituents because of lower

district populations



Mr. Klaich said he felt it important to vote on this issue.

He reminded the Board that it has discussed this issue

three times, at three separate meetings. Mrs. Sparks

agreed.



Mrs. Berkley voiced concern about boundaries for ethnic

group consideration. Dr. Haller explained that the answer

to that would have to wait until the final data is avail-

able.



Dr. Eardley said he understands that a move to an 11 member

Board will mean a service area with a population of 108,000.

He asked Dr. Haller if there are other political considera-

tions to take into account in making the decision.



Dr. Haller responded that it is always more difficult to

make a change. Staying at the current 9 member Board would

be easier politically, which is why, if it is the desire

of the Board to move to 11 members, the process begin im-

mediately. He said that the Regents must begin lobbying

Legislators as soon as possible.



Motion carried on roll call vote:



Aye: Regents Derby, Eardley, Gallagher, Hammargren,

Sparks

Nay: Regents Klaich, Berkley



17. Approved of Naming of Cafeteria, WNCC



Approved naming the cafeteria at the Western Nevada Commu-

nity College, Carson Campus, the Sedway Cafe in memory of

Dr. Marvin M. Sedway, long-time Nevada State Legislator and

Community College advocate. This request was initiated by

the Student Government.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the naming of the cafeteria

on the Western Nevada Community College Campus the Sedway

Cafe. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



President Calabro related that the dedication is scheduled

for the April Board of Regents meeting on his Campus.



18. Approved Easement, WNCC



Approved an easement which would provide an access to the

south side of the WNCC Campus. President Calabro explained

that due to the activities of a private land developer,

other private landowners in the Ash Canyon area of Carson

City are concerned about continued access to their property.

These landowners, consisting of Carson Lodge #1 (Masons),

the Laxalt and Bini families and the Joost Land and Cattle

Company Inc., wish to secure a public access roadway into

Ash Canyon. The private landowners wish to purchase a 50

foot roadway and access easement along the southern boundary

of the Western Nevada Community College Campus, to be dedi-

cated to the use of Carson City, to provide for a public

roadway meeting Carson City standards for perpetual use of

the residents of Carson City, affected landowners and for

wildland fire protection and suppression activities. The

land has been appraised at $43,000 and the landowners have

agreed to pay the appraised value.



President Calabro explained that the benefits to WNCC would

include a southern access route to the Campus property,

which will be important as the Campus expands. Other pub-

lic advantages would include increased access in case of a

wildland fire and more efficient wildland management activi-

ties.



Mr. Klaich moved to give Western Nevada Community College

authority to negotiate an easement or sale of property to

allow access to the south side of the Western Nevada Commu-

nity College Campus, at a negotiated price of at least

$43,000 with final review of documents by General Counsel.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



19. Report on Alternative Solutions to Facilities, TMCC



President Gwaltney presented information on two possible

solutions to the expansion of facilities for TMCC. The

two solutions include:



1) Obtaining an additional 12,000 square feet of

space at Old Town Mall.



2) Discussions with the TMCC Foundation Trustees

concerning raising private funds for a building.



President Gwaltney introduced Mr. Bonaudi who discussed

solution #1. He reported that the partnership between Old

Town Mall and Truckee Meadows Community College is working

well and it is the desire of the College to expand the

instructional space on the second floor of the mall near

the existing space, to include either a 10,000 square foot

area or a 14,500 square foot area. He said the expansion

will allow for double the classroom space now available

and additional office space for counseling, admission and

records, etc.



Regent Eardley congratulated TMCC for the mall idea and said

he would encourage the College to go forth with its plans

to acquire additional space.



Mrs. Berkley left the meeting.



Mrs. Sparks questioned the cost of the space. President

Gwaltney answered that the first year the cost would be

$.35/square foot, and then would be rented to TMCC at the

normal rate.



President Gwaltney introduced David Eckes, Facilities Proj-

ect Architect for TMCC, who discussed the option of raising

private funding to assist with facilities expansion. Mr.

Eckes stated that the TMCC Foundation is discussing the

launching of a capital campaign to assist with raising funds

to construct a building to house industrial/technical pro-

grams which have expanded so rapidly that a potential safe-

ty problem exists. The College has proposed a 32,000 square

foot building on the east end of the parking lot on the main

Campus site. He presented diagrams depicting the building

design and location in relation to the existing buildings.

He said the interior of the building would be similar to a

warehouse but would allow for three major shop spaces,

classrooms, and faculty offices. He added that the build-

ing will be equipped for exhaust and smoke ventilation to

comply with new OSHA regulations. The estimated cost of

the project is $2.8 million.



President Gwaltney reported that he would be meeting with

the Executive Committee of the TMCC Foundation to begin the

capital campaign soon, and will request approval from the

Board of Regents before the campaign begins. He said it is

anticipated that the foundation will be able to raise half

of the required amount, $1.4 million over the next 18 months

to 2 years. The College will seek a federal grant to match

that figure.



Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.



20. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Admission Standards



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Admission Standards meeting, held on January 7, 1991, was

made by Regent Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman.



Mr. Klaich stated the January 7, 1991 meeting was held by

video-conference from the Nevada Bell and Centel locations

in Reno and Las Vegas. He praised the effectiveness of the

equipment and encouraged the Chancellor to explore the tech-

nology for possible use within the University of Nevada

System.



Mr. Klaich reproached the news media for the "sloppy" re-

porting of the events of the Committee meeting. He referred

to an editorial which appeared in the Las Vegas Review-

Journal the previous day, implicating Dr. Bill Cathey for

statements not made, or taken totally out of context.



He said the Committee set forth tentative goals which in-

clude:



1. Develop standards that are geared to promote the suc-

cess of students.



2. Diminish the effort of remedial education throughout

the System.



3. Consider the potential of high school grade inflation.



4. Consider current standards of comparable institutions

but in the unique circumstances of the University of

Nevada System.



5. Emphasize success in high school and the importance of

early counseling.



6. Improve the academic image and reputation of the Uni-

versity of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas among peer institutions, accrediting bodies,

and within the State of Nevada.



7. Enhance the overall educational experience by, among

other things, improving the quality of students in the

classrooms.



8. Enhance counseling of students.



9. Address related articulation issues.



10. Address budgetary impacts of new standards both at the

Universities and the Community Colleges.



11. Be sensitive to the particular needs of certain groups

including minority and non-traditional students.



12. Recognize the importance of other constituencies in

the success of this undertaking, including the State

Board of Education and local school districts.



Mr. Klaich said the purpose of identifying goals is to allow

for gathering of consistent data. He said that all believe

that the issues must be closely examined before the Commit-

tee will be prepared to make decisions on proposed admission

policy changes.



Mrs. Berkley praised the Committee for its slow and careful

approach and said she felt the author of the opinion column

in the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote the article out of

ignorance. She suggested that Chairman Gallagher write to

the editor expressing the dismay of the Board for this type

of reporting. President Crowley agreed with Mrs. Berkley

and said he felt it appropriate to demand an apology for

writing of an article which was in no way based on fact.



Dr. Hammargren moved to accept the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



21. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for their respective institutions:



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Dr. Richard Brown announc-

ed the following UNLV outstanding faculty for UNLV Faculty

Senate Chairman, Isabelle Emerson:



Leonard Zane, Director of the UNLV Honors Program and

Professor of Physics at UNLV has established an out-

standing Honors Program at the University. He is

dedicated to students and the Honors Programs.



University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Chairman Richard

Brown announced the following UNR outstanding faculty:



Dr. Neil Ferguson, Dean of Continuing Education, was

recognized by the Faculty Senate for service as Presi-

dent of the Association of University Summer Sessions

at its 70th annual meeting in Syracuse, New York.



Dr. William Jacobson, Professor of English, was com-

mended for being elected the 1991 Vice President and

1992 President-elect of the Society for the Study of

the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.



Dr. Bruce Johnson, Professor of Electrical Engineering,

was commended for being elected Director of the Inter-

national Electrical Engineering Honor Society.



Keith H. Johnson, Associate Director of the Fleischmann

Planetarium, was commended for being elected Treasurer

of the International Planetarium Society.



Dr. David Lightner, Professor of Chemistry and Director

of the UNS EPSCoR Program, was commended for being

elected to a 3-year term as Counselor of the American

Society for Photobiology and for being a founding member

of the Society in 1973.



Carol Parkhurst, Assistant Librarian, Getchell Library,

was recognized for serving a year as President of the

Library and Information Technology Association and for

Chairing the first annual Research and Education Net-

working Conference.



Desert Research Institute - Faculty Senate Chairman Steve

Mizell announced the following DRI outstanding faculty:



Dr. Jonathan Davis, posthumously was recognized as an

outstanding faculty member of the Desert Research

Institute. Dr. Davis, who died in an automobile acci-

dent on December 15, 1990, was a research professor

in the Quaternary Sciences Center and an international-

ly acknowledged expert in the field of Tephrachronology,

the science of using layers of volcanic ash to date

geological and archaeological deposits. During his 10

years at DRI Dr. Davis published more than 40 scientific

papers in Archaeology, Geology, Geophysics and Soil

Science. He was commended for his exceptional talent

for conceiving, initiating, and communicating innovative

interdisciplinary research directions. He had recently

been appointed an administrative fellow at DRI.



Northern Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Mike Mc Farlane announced the following NNCC outstanding

faculty:



Karen Tempel, Computer Instructor at Northern Nevada

Community College and active member of the Faculty

Senate was commended for her ability to teach computer

skills to NNCC students and to the business community.



Western Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Don Carlson announced the following WNCC outstanding

faculty:



Louise Evans, Art Instructor, was commended for her

dedication to students and for coordinating permanent

art displays throughout Fallon. She was also recognized

for being a member of the Churchill County School Board

and for organizing statewide workshops on Censorship

and Academic Challenges in Public Education.



22. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



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

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments from their respective institutions.



Western Nevada Community College - USA Vice President Deanne

King announced the following outstanding student:



Scott Kendall was recognized by the students at WNCC

for his scholastic excellence, his service to the Carson

City community, assistance to students in the Financial

Aid Department, and for organizing the Drug and Alcohol

Awareness Week activities on the Campus.



Northern Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Mike Mc Farlane announced the following outstanding student:



Andria Crouch, a full-time student in Child Development/

Education was commended for her service as the President

of the Parent Teacher Organization, working as an emer-

gency substitute teacher for the School District, dis-

playing intellectual curiosity, and for exhibiting en-

thusiasm for academics, education, children, and teach-

ing. It was noted that Ms. Couch, along with her other

activities, is also a mother.



23. Approved Resolution, Wolf Pack Football Team



Chancellor Dawson requested approval of the following reso-

lution honoring the UNR Wolf Pack Football Team:



Resolution #91-2



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack has

completed their most successful and memorable football

season in their distinguished 92-year history; 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, quali-

fying for the playoffs, and advancing to the NCAA Divi-

sion I-AA national football championship game; 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 University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Team

and coaching staff has demonstrated outstanding competi-

tive spirit and sportsmanship both on and off the play-

ing field; 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 of

Nevada System that the University of Nevada, Reno Coach

Chris Ault and members of the coaching staff and team

be commended for an outstanding 1990 football season

and for the great honor they bring to intercollegiate

athletics within the State of Nevada.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the resolution acknowledg-

ing the UNR Wolf Pack Football Team. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich commended the coaches and players for the dignity

they displayed during the championship game. He said the

Wolf Pack represented Nevada very well, a fact that was even

mentioned by the commentators of the game.



24. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held January 10, 1991, was made by Regent

Lonnie Hammargren.



(1) Approved the AAS in Military Occupations, TMCC. Ref.

AA-1 is filed in the Regents' Office. This program

will provide occupational training for military person-

nel aimed at enhancing their technical managerial and

leadership skills.



(2) Approved the AAS in Substance Abuse, TMCC. Ref. AA-2

is filed in the Regents' Office. This program will

provide entry-level professionals with the counseling

skills, knowledge of substance abuse, and intervention

skills necessary for State licensing as a Substance

Abuse Counselor.



(3) Approved the Ph. D. of Civil Engineering, UNLV. Ref.

AA-3 is filed in the Regents' Office. The doctoral

degree in Civil Engineering will build upon established

undergraduate and masters degree programs. Areas of

concentration will include Structural Mechanics, Solid

Mechanics, Soil and Rock Mechanics, Transportation

Engineering, and Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engi-

neering.



(4) Approved the Ph. D. of Computer Science, UNLV. Ref.

AA-4 is filed in the Regents' Office. The doctoral

degree in Computer Science has been designed to provide

the graduate with a general mastery of computer science

knowledge, as well as specialization in one of six re-

search areas.



(5) Approved the Ph. D. in History, UNLV. Ref. AA-5 is

filed in the Regents' Office. The proposed program

will provide students with the opportunity to special-

ize in one of two major areas: the American West and

Intellectual/Cultural History.



(6) Approved the establishment of a Department of Public

Administration, UNLV. Ref. AA-6 is filed in the Re-

gents' Office. This proposal would separate the

Master of Public Administration Program from the

Management Department and create a separate Depart-

ment in the College of Business and Economics.



(7) Approved a BS in Materials Science and Engineering,

UNR. Ref. AA-7 is filed in the Regents' Office. This

program would involve an interdisciplinary effort to

provide students with training in the scientific prin-

ciples and engineering applications of materials such

as metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



25. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting

held January 10, 1991 was made by Regent James Eardley.



(1) Approved the UNR Financial Statements. Mr. Wayne

Stokes of Deloitte and Touche, the UNS independent

auditing firm, presented a report on the June 30,

1990 UNR Financial Statement.



(2) Approved the UNR Constructive Service Letter.

Deloitte and Touche, UNS independent auditing firm,

presented a report on the June 30, 1990 UNR Construc-

tive Service Letter.



(3) Approved the UNLV Financial Statements. Deloitte and

Touche, UNS independent auditing firm, presented a

report on the June 30, 1990 UNLV Financial Statement.



(4) Approved the UNLV Constructive Service Letter.

Deloitte and Touche, UNS independent auditing firm,

presented a report on the June 30, 1990 UNLV Construc-

tive Service Letter.



(5) Approved the DRI Financial Statements. Deloitte and

Touche, UNS independent auditing firm, presented a

report on the June 30, 1990 DRI Financial Statement.



(6) Approved the DRI Constructive Service Letter.

Deloitte and Touche, UNS independent auditing firm,

presented a report on the June 30, 1990 DRI Construc-

tive Service Letter.



(7) Approved the TMCC Financial Statements. Deloitte and

Touche, UNS independent auditing firm, presented a

report on the June 30, 1990 TMCC Financial Statement.



(8) Approved the TMCC Constructive Service Letter.

Deloitte and Touche, UNS independent auditing firm,

presented a report on the June 30, 1990 TMCC Construc-

tive Service Letter.



(9) Approved the CCCC Financial Statements. Deloitte and

Touche, UNS independent auditing firm, presented a

report on the June 30, 1990 CCCC Financial Statement.



(10) Approved the CCCC Constructive Service Letter.

Deloitte and Touche, UNS independent auditing firm,

presented a report on the June 30, 1990 CCCC Construc-

tive Service Letter.



(11) Approved the WNCC Financial Statements. Deloitte and

Touche, UNS independent auditing firm, presented a

report on the June 30, 1990 WNCC Financial Statement.



(12) Approved the WNCC Constructive Service Letter.

Deloitte and Touche, UNS independent auditing firm,

presented a report on the June 30, 1990 WNCC Construc-

tive Service Letter.



(13) Approved the NNCC Financial Statements. Deloitte and

Touche, UNS independent auditing firm, presented a

report on the June 30, 1990 NNCC Financial Statement.



(14) Approved the NNCC Constructive Service Letter.

Deloitte and Touche, UNS independent auditing firm,

presented a report on the June 30, 1990 NNCC Construc-

tive Service Letter.



(15) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Undergraduate Admissions, Fall,

1989.



(16) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented a

follow-up report of the UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics

July 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988.



(17) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented a

follow-up report of the UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Development Office, July 1, 1987 through

June 30, 1988.



(18) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Athletic Department

Ticket Office, July 1, 1987 through May 31, 1988.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



26. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Budget and

Finance Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee meeting, held January 10, 1991 was made by

Regent James Eardley, Chairman.



(1) Approved the Self-Supporting Budgets for the UNR

School of Medicine. The budgets are on file in the

Board of Regents' Office.



a) Family Medicine, Research - Research Gifts



b) Lab Animal Care Services, Research - Veterinary

Operating



(2) Approved the UNR Self-Supporting Budgets. The budg-

ets are on file in the Board of Regents' Office.



a) Center for Applied Research, College of Human

and Community Sciences



b) Mackay School of Mines - Mackay Minerals Research

Institute - Sales and Service



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

the School of Medicine and the UNR College of Human and

Community Sciences and UNR Mackay School of Mines. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



(3) Approved the WNCC Summer Session Budget. The budget

is on file in the Board of Regents' Office.



(4) Approved the TMCC Summer Session Budget. The budget

is on file in the Board of Regents' Office.



(5) Approved the UNR Summer Session Budget. The budget

is on file in the Board of Regents' Office.



(6) Approved the UNS Summer Session Budget. The budget

is on file in the Board of Regents' Office.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the Summer Session budgets for

WNCC, TMCC, UNR and UNLV. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



(7) Approved the following Handbook changes, Title 4,

Chapters 16 and 17, regarding UNLV Registration:



A. Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 3 - Registration

Fee. There shall be a registration or enrollment

fee assessed all students enrolling in a course.



B. Title 4, Chapter 16, Paragraph F, UNLV, Section

11, Registration, Ref. B & F-1 is filed in the

Regents' Office.



(8) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 19, Summer Session Salary Schedule, UNLV

efffective for the 1991 Summer Session:



UNLV Faculty



Professor $1150 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1115

Assistant Professor 1085

Lecturer 970



Visiting Faculty



Professor $1050 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1000

Assistant Professor 950

Lecturer 800-950

Lab Assistant 825



Professor Emeritus: Depends upon rank at time of

retirement.



The per-credit-hour salary is understood to be a

maximum allowable salary. A lower per-credit-hour

salary, when necessitated by low enrollment and when

agreed to by the Instructor, is not precluded.



(9) Approved a Handbook change to the Deferred Payment

Policy, UNR, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 21.



1. Contracts for deferred payment of room and board

costs which are in excess of $250 and/or regis-

tration and tuition fees for more than seven (7)

credit hours are available for the Spring and Fall

semesters only. Special fees, i. e., lab fees,

insurance, etc., and approximately one-half (1/2)

of the registration and tuition fee are payable

at registration. The balance is due and payable

as follows: one-half (1/2) not later than Friday

of the sixth week of instruction, and one-half

(1/2) not later than Friday of the tenth week of

instruction. For housing costs, one-third is

payable with the submission of a contract for the

Fall semester and on December 10 or the last work

day before that date for the Spring semester. A

second one-third is due July 15 or the last work

day before that date for the Fall semester and

January 15 or the last work day before that date

for the Spring semester. The last one-third for

each semester is due not later than Friday of the

sixth week of instruction. For board payments,

one-half (1/2) is payable when the resident halls

open, one-half (1/2) of the balance is then pay-

able not later than Friday of the sixth week of

instruction and the remainder is due not later

than Friday of the ninth week of instruction. Any

unpaid balance on a deferred fee payment becomes

a student accounts receivable on the due date and

is treated as an official fee hold for future reg-

istration, transcript privileges and final grade

reports. Disenrollment procedures may be insti-

tuted if necessary. A penalty fee of 10% is

charged on the deferred balance not paid by the

due date.



(10) Approved to use Capital Improvement Funds in the

amount of approximately $80,000 to allow UNR to pur-

chase a real estate parcel on Evans Avenue immediate-

ly adjacent to the Campus.



Mrs. Sparks moved to accept the above Handbook changes for

Registration, UNLV, Summer Session Salary Schedules, UNLV,

Deferred Payment Policy, UNR and for approval for use of

the Capital Improvement Funds for UNR. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



27. Approved the Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc

Committee on the Status of Women



A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Com-

mittee meeting, held January 10, 1991 was made by Regent

Carolyn Sparks, Chairman.



Mrs. Sparks reported that the Committee reviewed current

University of Nevada System Campus programs. She said a

status report was given by Dr. Isabelle Emerson who in-

formed the Committee that progress is being made toward

realization of a UNLV Women's Center. The estimated budget

for the Center is $95,000-107,000 for the coming biennium.



Mrs. Sparks said that the Committee has engaged the services

of the Research Center from UNR and UNLV to assist in the

assessment of the current programs to help define the fu-

ture needs on each Campus.



Mrs. Sparks moved for approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on the Status of Women. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



28. Approved an Easement, DRI



Approved an easement to the Las Vegas Valley Water District

for installation of a water vault for water connection to

the Southern Nevada Science Center.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the easement to the Las Vegas

Valley Water District for DRI's Southern Nevada Science

Center. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



29. Approved General Counsel's Position on the NCAA Official

Inquiry Release



General Counsel Donald Klasic reported that upon receipt of

the official NCAA Inquiry, he contacted President Maxson

and it was agreed that the document be considered confiden-

tial. He said it was determined that the document could be

released only after names of individuals contained in it

were whited out. He explained that the Inquiry was the end

product of a preliminary investigation and he cited three

reasons justifying the decision:



1) Buckley Act. Federal Law requires that educational

records on students be kept confidential;



2) Liberty Interest. He said the U. S. Supreme Court

rules that an individual must be free of a stigma

until they have had an opportunity to clear their

name. Under the procedure conducted by NCAA, in-

dividuals have not had the opportunity to counter

the charges being discussed; and



3) Release of information could create a possible

liability situation for Regents, the University

of Nevada System, and University of Nevada, Las

Vegas.



Dr. Eardley moved to support the position taken by General

Counsel, and the action of removal of all names from the

NCAA Official Inquiry document. Dr. Hammargren seconded.



Mr. Klasic mentioned also that release of the names could

compromise the pending investigation being conducted by

the Attorney General's Office.



Ms. Andrea Engleman, President of the Nevada State Press

Association, expressed dismay at the decision of the General

Counsel in omitting the names of individuals within the NCAA

Inquiry. She stated that, because the University of Nevada

System is State funded, the people in the State have a right

to a complete copy of the document. She said that the media

has always been very supportive of UNLV, but by not releas-

ing the names, that relationship has been damaged. She also

mentioned that public opinion of the handling of the entire

NCAA/UNLV issue is not supportive.



Ms. Engleman said the Nevada State Press Association is

contemplating legal action against the University of Nevada

System.



Mr. Klasic suggested that the University System finds itself

in a catch 22 position, subject to liable suits if names

were released or subject to possible legal action from the

media if names are not released.



Motion carried. Mrs. Berkley abstained.



30. New Business



In new business the following items were considered:



Mr. Klaich asked for information concerning the Nurse

Practitioner Programs at UNR and UNLV in a written report.



Mr. Klaich asked for a general update on athletic programs

to include women's programs and non-revenue sports.



President Crowley mentioned that he had attended a recent

NCAA Conference and offered to update the Regents of the

new regulations coming on-line that will affect the Univer-

sities.



The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

01-10-1991