UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 12-13, 1995


Pages 99-123



January 12-13, 1995

The Board of Regents met on January 12 and 13, 1995 in Rooms

201 and 202, Donald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada,

Las Vegas.

Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mr. Mark Alden

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Mr. Daniel Klaich

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn Sparks

Members absent: Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen (or their respresenta-

tives) Richard Finn (WNCC), Richard French (DRI), Chris Gaub

(Unit), Scott Hawkins (NNCC), Dan Mc Clure (TMCC), Barbara

Nelson (CCSN), Marsha Read (UNR), and James Stivers (UNLV),

and Student Association Officers.

Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 9:05 A.M.,

Thursday, January 12, 1995, with all members present except

Regent Foley.

1. Oath of Office

The Oath of Office was administered by the Honorable

Joseph T. Bonaventure, District Judge of Department VI

of the 8th Judicial District Court, to re-elected Regent

Jill Derby, and newly elected Regents Mark Alden and

David L. Phillips.

A reception followed the Oath of Office, and upon return all mem-

bers were present except Regent Foley.

2. Approved the Consent Agenda

Approved the Consent Agenda, which contained the following

(see Ref. A, filed in the Regents' Office):

(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

December 1-2, 1994.

(2) Approved a one year leave of absence without pay for

Dr. Wayne Label, Department of Accounting, UNLV, for

the 1995-96 academic year. Dr. Label is currently

on leave of absence and request is for a second year.

(3) Approved a Grant, Bargain, Sale Deed for UNLV to the

County of Clark. This Deed is necessary to allow

Clark County to widen Tropicana Avenue and improve

traffic flow from Maryland Parkway to I-15.

(4) 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 Chancellor and the Council of Presidents recom-

mended the following:

A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended the sabbatical leaves available to

UNR be awarded to the following:

John G. Anderson, Geology/Seismology, Spring 1996

Brent J. Bowman, Accounting/CIS, Academic Year

Grant R. Cramer, Biochemistry, Academic Year

William Eubank, Political Science, Fall 1995

Miles Greiner, Mechanical Engineering, Academic


Jeanne Hilton, Human Development & Family Studies,

Fall 1995

Dorothy Hudig, Microbiology, Spring 1996

Carl G. Looney, Computer Science, Fall 1995

Ardythe Mc Cracken, Biology, Academic Year

Colleen Murray, Human Development & Family Studies,

Academic Year

Carol Parkhurst, Library, Fall 1995

Mark A. Pinsky, Mathematics, Academic Year

William D. Rowley, History, Spring 1996

Michael Sarich, Art, Academic Year

Robert J. Watters, Geological Sciences, Academic


See Ref. C-4a, filed in the Regents' Office, for

summary of proposed projects.

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim President

Guinn recommended the following sabbatical leaves

available to UNLV be awarded to the following:

Robert Chatfield, Finance, Fall 1995

David Emerson, Chemistry, Academic Year

Martha Knack, Anthropology, Academic Year

Margaret Lyneis, Anthropology, Academic Year

Robert Martin, Hotel Management, Spring 1996

Maralee Mayberry, Sociology, Academic Year

Willard Rollings, History, One Semester

Stephen Rowland, Geoscience, Academic Year

Shashi Sathisan, Civil & Environmental Engineer-

ing, Fall 1995

Richard Wiley, English, Fall 1995

See Ref. C-4b, filed in the Regents' Office, for

summary of proposed projects.

C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President

Moore recommended the following sabbatical leaves

available to CCSN be awarded to the following:

Bette Brickman, Foreign Language, Fall 1995

Kim Fink, Fine Arts, Spring 1996

Candace Kant, History, Spring 1996

Kevin Rafferty, Behavioral Sciences, Fall 1995

Leslie Shipp, English, Spring 1996

See Ref. C-4c, filed in the Regents' Office, for

summary of proposed projects.

D. Northern Nevada Community College - President

Remington recommended the following sabbatical

leave available to NNCC be awarded to the follow-


John Pryor, Business, Academic Year

See Ref. C-4d, filed in the Regents' Office, for

summary of proposed project.

E. Truckee Meadows Community College - Interim Presi-

dent Gubanich recommended the following sabbatical

leaves available to TMCC be awarded to the follow-


Sigrun Coffman, Communications, Academic Year

Dan Mc Clure, Counseling, Academic Year

Virginia Rivers, Science, Fall 1995

Kerry Swinney, Health Sciences, Academic Year

Cheryl Woehr, Counseling, Fall 1995

See Ref. C-4e, filed in the Regents' Office, for

summary of proposed projects.

F. Western Nevada Community College - President

Calabro recommended the following sabbatical

leaves available to WNCC be awarded to the


Robert Collier, Academic Affairs, Science, Fall


Joy Keating, Academic Affairs, Business, Spring


Sable Shaw, Academic Affairs, Nursing, Academic


See Ref. C-4f, filed in the Regents' Office, for

summary of proposed projects.

G. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik

recommended the following sabbaticl leaves

available to DRI be awarded to the following:

Steven K. Chai, Atmospheric Sciences Center, 6

months beginning February 1995

Melanie A. Wetzel, Atmospheric Sciences Center,

one year beginning July 1995

See Ref. C-4g, filed in the Regents' Office, for

summary of proposed projects.

(5) Information Only: Actual Expenditures to Budget

Comparisons - The annual report of actual expenditures

to budget comparisons was submitted, and is filed in

the Regents' Office.

(6) Approved Handbook Change, Graduate Student Constitu-

tion, UNR - Approved a Handbook change, Title 5,

Chapter 18, Constitution of the Graduate Student

Association of UNR as contained in Ref. C-6, filed

in the Regents' Office.

(7) Approved Capital Improvement Fee Funds, CCSN - Ap-

proved the authorization to utilize Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at CCSN in the amount of $70,000 for

renovation associated with the reorganization plan.

(8) Approved Interlocal Agreements - Approved the follow-

ing interlocal agreements:

A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and Department of Human

Resources/Division of Child and Family Services

(Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: December 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995

Amount : $8262 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide child care train-


B. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and University Medical

Center of Southern Nevada (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : None

Purpose : Training of CCSN students as

emergency medical technicians.

C. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and University Medical

Center of Southern Nevada (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: October 24, 1994 for a 3-year


Amount : None

Purpose : Provide clinical experience in

terms of patient care and related

instruction for CCSN students.

Mrs. Gallagher 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.

Mrs. Price requested corrections to the minutes of the

Academic Research and Student Affairs Committee and the

UNLV Foundation meeting.

Motion carried.

3. Introductions

President Taranik introduced Dr. Richard French, who was

substituting for Dr. John Watson, Faculty Senate Chairman,

Dr. Watson is on leave at this time.

Regent David Phillips introduced his wife, Jacquelyn


David Hernandez, ASCCSN President, announced that the stu-

dents have named Thomas Jackson and Larry Tomlinson as

Teachers of the Month and Ann Thomas and Bette Brickman

as Faculty of the Month.

4. Chairman's Report

Chairman Eardley announced the members of the WNCC and TMCC

Search Committees:

WNCC Presidential Search - Daniel Klaich, Chairman

Jill Derby

David Phillips

Nancy Price

Carolyn Sparks

TMCC Presidential Search - Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman

Mark Alden

Madison Graves

Nancy Price

Dr. Eardley announced that Mark Alden would serve on the

Audit, Status of Women and TMCC Search Committees. David

Phillips will serve on the Academic, Research and Student

Affairs, Audit and WNCC Search Committees.

Mr. Klaich reported that the first Committee meeting for

the WNCC Search was held with all members of both the

Regents' and the Institutional Advisory Committees present.

They discussed a leadership profile and approved the ad-

vertisement for the position. The Committee unanimously

agreed to an open search.

5. Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Richard Jarvis related that preparation for the

Legislative Session and the budget campaign are well under

way. He is actively building support by meeting with edi-

torial boards and Legislators. He has met with the Review-

Journal, Sparks Tribune, Las Vegas Sun and Nevada Appeal

editorial boards, and will meet with the Reno Gazette

editorial board shortly. His theme is the future of the

UCCSN and the issues currently being faced.

Meetings with the Director of the Budget and the Governor

have gone well and it is felt they do understand UCCSN

priorities. It has been stressed that UCCSN needs help

with issues related to growth, enrollment, priorities in

student financial aid and the technology areas. The Gov-

ernor's recommendations for budgets will be made at his

State of the State address on January 18, 1995.

Dr. Jarvis reviewed 3 charts he has used consistently in

his presentations:

In terms of graduation from high school, Nevada does

a good job of matching on national average.

Nevada needs to work on retention of Nevada high

school graduates. It is at the bottom of 50 states

with only 32.3% of students graduating from Nevada

high schools going on to College.

The College continuation rate is declining, while in

other states that rate is growing with more people

going on to College.

Dr. Jarvis stated it would take five or more years to ad-

dress this situation. He related that he continually

stresses the need for a significant increase in funding

for Nevada in order to meet the needs of Nevadans.

He continued that the question of administrative transi-

tions was of interest to the editorial boards, and his

explanation of how UCCSN is addressing the problem has

been well received. In answer to questions about out-of-

state tuition, Dr. Jarvis stated the System is working on

this and will have new policies in place by Spring.

6. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition

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

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievement

for the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents'


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dean Gronemeier

University of Nevada, Reno

Kathleen Conaboy

7. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition

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

Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

from the institution.

Community College of Southern Nevada

Cedric Arnwine

Alicia Bates

Nathan Downs

Catherine Hutchinson

Patricia Schaufler

8. Information Only: Outstanding Classified Employees


At the request of the Board of Regents, each President

reported on the outstanding classified employees achieve-

ment from the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents'


Western Nevada Community College

Mike Myrhow

University of Nevada, Reno

Richard Favre

Lane Grow

K. C. Hotchkiss

Barbara Mc Nally

Tori Nigro

Clint R. Ulrich

9. Information Only: Public Comment

No public comment was received.

10. Information Only: Legislative Update

Chancellor Jarvis related that the Legislative Session

would begin the following week. Vice Chancellor Anderes

stated that he and staff members Sue Baker and Karen

Steinberg had attended a legislative training session

sponsored by the Legislative Counsel Bureau. The program

was excellent, focusing on how to track bills, introducing

various staff members, and stressing the need for coopera-


11. Approved Handbook Change, Administrators Returning to


At its December 1994 meeting, the Board discussed the

principles and process for Administrators who return to

the faculty as presented by Chancellor Jarvis.

This policy was to become effective immediately. Chancellor

Jarvis also instructed the Campus Presidents to revise in-

stitution procedures to comply with the principles for in-

stitution Administrators returning to the faculty. Ref. D

is filed with the permanent minutes.

Dr. Jarvis reviewed the proposal, stating there are three

principals: 1) salary will be at the top Professor level

of the discipline; 2) an evaluation will be made by the

supervisor upon which the salary will be based; and 3)

any developmental leave will be determined by the super-

visor based on a proposal presented by the employee.

Dr. Jarvis stated that section 2.b on page 7 of 9 of the

reference would be deleted.

Emeritus status can be granted after 5 years of service.

The Regents' Professor is obtainable after 10 years of

service, and if recommended by the Chancellor and approved

by the Board of Regents.

Mr. Price asked that consideration on this matter be post-

poned until after discussion for the DRI Vice President

appointment inasmuch as it appeared to her that there is

a conflict of interest.

Mrs. Gallagher Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook

change regarding Administrators Returning to Faculty

with deletion of section 2.b as stated by the Chancellor.

Mr. Graves seconded.

Interim President Guinn cautioned that should this change

go into effect immediately, it would change contracts

already signed for the current year. He felt the change

should become effective immediately only for new hires or

replacements. General Council Klasic stated that grand-

father provisions could be added, but it was not necessary.

He explained that if rights were not yet exercised, then

changes could be made.

Mr. Graves withdrew his second.

Mr. Graves stated that he is in support of the policy with

the exclusion of any contracts that are in process.

Interim President Guinn questioned how this would effect

rolling contracts. General Counsel Klasic replied that it

would affect the rolling contracts, but it was his under-

standing that there were no longer such contracts within

the System.

Mrs. Gallagher withdrew the motion.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change effective

immediately for all new hires and for all individuals

currently under contract effective July 1, 1995. Mrs.

Berkley seconded.

Discussion was held on rolling contracts. Mrs. Gallagher,

Mrs. Sparks and Mrs. Berkley all stated they were under

the impression there no longer were rolling contracts being

offered in the System. President Crowley reported there

are 2 Vice Presidents at UNR who are finishing the 3rd year

of a 3-year rolling contract. Vice Chancellor Richardson

explained that the Presidents are all on 3-year rolling con-

tracts; however, this is the 3rd and final year of those

contracts. Mrs. Steinberg stated that this matter has

been discussed with the Academic Affairs Council and the

Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee, and it

was her understanding that there were no more rolling

contracts within the System.

President Crowley stated that the understanding of the

Board policy was that there are still a group of lecturers

in the English Department at UNR who were allowed 3-year

rolling contracts, but that these individuals were reviewed

each year.

General Counsel Klasic stated that the supervising authority

of those persons whose rolling contracts end this year will

have to determine whether to give 1- to 3-year term con-


Motion carried. Mrs. Price voted no because she felt there

is a potential conflict of interest with action to be taken

later in this meeting.

12. Approved UCCSN Mission Statement

Approval of the UCCSN Mission Statement was given. The

UCCSN Planning Schedule calls for Board review and approval

of the System Mission Statement in December 1994/January

1995. The System Mission Statement is the first component

in the UCCSN integrated planning process that includes the

System stragic directions, Campus mission statements, aca-

demic master plans, and capital and budget priorities.

Discussion was held at the December 1994 Board meeting on

the mission statement with action to be taken at this

time. Ref. E is filed in the Regents' Office.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the UCCSN Mission State-

ment as presented. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

13. Information Only: Intercollegiate Athletic Mission State-


Regent Mark Alden requested a discussion of a proposed

mission statement for Intercollegiate Athletics as

provided in Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office.

Mr. Alden explained that although there are policies on

Athletics, he felt a mission statement was needed to send

a message to faculty and Legislators that UCCSN is in the

business of higher education.

Mrs. Gallagher stated she was concerned that if this was

approved, all Departments would request the same treat-

ment. She suggested that the Universities might review

their mission statements and determine whether these

changes should be incorporated.

Mr. Klaich stated he felt Intercollegiate Athletics is

different from other areas. He stated he would like to

have the Community Colleges eliminated in the statement,

and that a fiscal note should be added to subsection 2.

Mrs. Sparks stated that Athletics is an option for students

and is not a part of the mission for higher education. She

suggested this matter should be forwarded to the institu-

tions for consideration. Dr. Derby stated she was support-

ive of the priorities, and commended Mr. Alden, but she

did not feel this should be a concern in a System mission


President Crowley suggested that this be forwarded to the

two Universities for their faculties to consider. He ex-

plained that each Campus has an Intercollegiate Athletics

Committee where this could be assigned.

Chancellor Jarvis agreed to refer the matter to the Uni-

versities for consideration.

14. Approved Changes to "Good Neighbor" Program

The Board approved changes to the "Good Neighbor" Program.

At the December 1994 Board meeting a discussion was held

on current differential tuition programs and possible re-

vision to those programs. A set of priniciples was pro-

posed to guide those revisions including increasing fees

charged to a level equal to fees student would pay to

attend a "home" institution, phasing in fee increased, and

"grandfathering" current students. The proposed revision

to the Good Neighbor Policy, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

4, contained in Ref. G, which is filed in the Regents'

Office, implements these principles.

The members of the Board of Regents received written

communication prior to the meeting from Frank D. Cady,

Attorney at Law, from Susanville, California. The letter

is filed in the Regents' Office.

It was proposed that the fee level for Community Colleges

remain the same. The fee level for the Universities will

be increased over time to match that of the in-state level

paid by a student at the University of California, Davis,

considered the California peer institution for the two

Universities. The fee increase will be phased in over the

next 2-4 years. Current "Good Neighbor" students will be

"grandfathered" under this proposal and will continue to

pay 150% of in-state fees. Finally, Utah has been removed

as a "Good Neighbor" state as Utah students can attend

Nevada institutions under the WICHE Undergraduate Exchange


Chancellor Jarvis and Vice Chancellor Anderes provided in-

formation on full implementation of the policy and level

of proposed fees for 1995. It was proposed that in the

future the fee level for "Good Neighbor" students would

be computed at the same time as other tuition and fee

levels and would be listed in Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

10, as contained in Ref. H, filed in the Regents' Office.

Chancellor Jarvis explained that the Children of Alumni

Program will be reviewed with the alumni associations and

others and will be addressed in the future, but that the

System would continue with the WICHE/WUE Program. In 1994

of the 1182 students in the Good Neighbor Program, 1140

came from California. He presented charts outlining the

costs of proposed changes (filed in the Regents' Office).

The proposal begins with a $42 tuition per credit increase

to begin the process. Inasmuch as the target is to raise

the fee to the amount of tuition at the University of

California Davis, it will take several years to attain,

and will be a constantly moving target as the University

of California Davis probably will raise tuition each year.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that the residency issue is under

discussion with the Presidents and changes will be pro-

posed at a future date.

Mrs. Gallagher spoke in support of the proposal. Dr. Derby

also agreed, but cautioned that the diversity issue must be

considered along with this one. President Crowley reminded

the Board that the Good Neighbor Policy was initiated at

the request of UNR inasmuch as students in the area from

Susanville, California and south to Bishop, California do

not have access to a 4-year institution in California.

These people do pay substantial taxes in Nevada and do

most of their shopping in Nevada. Nevada leads the nation

in the number of residents not born in the State - 80%.

Mr. Graves moved the acceptance of the policy as presented

with implementation to be completed in 2 to 4 years, with

the goal to reach tuition costs at the University of Cal-

ifornia Davis, with one year trailing. Mr. Alden seconded.

Motion carried.

The open meeting recessed at 12:08 P.M. for lunch and reconvened

at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 12, 1995 with all Regents present

except Regent Foley.

15. Information Only: Part-Time Non-Resident Fee

Currently all students, whether they are resident or non-

resident students, pay the same per credit registration

fee if they are enrolled for 6 credits or less. It is

only when a non-resident student enrolls for 7 or more

credits that they are charged additional tuition based on

their residency status.

It was proposed that this policy be changed in accordance

with the principle: Non-resident part-time students (en-

rolled for 6 or fewer credits) should pay a per credit

fee greater than that paid by a resident student. This

proposed change would be more consistent with current

policy and practice regarding full-time students; namely,

that a non-resident student pays a larger proportion of

the cost of education.

Options for implementing this proposed change were pre-

sented for Board consideration and discussion was held.

Action will be considered at the February meeting.

Chancellor Jarvis explained that there is a need to have

a policy to increase part-time non-resident fees, otherwise,

they are no different from the Good Neighbor student fees.

16. Information Only: Special Reduced Tuition and Fees

At the December 1994 Board meeting a discussion was held on

current differential tuition programs and possible revisions

to those programs. Chapter 17, Section 5, Special Reduced

Tuition and Fees, contained a provision that allows persons

62 years of age or older to register for courses without

paying "normal" fees. It also allows persons over 62 who

are not residents to register without being assessed non-

resident tuition.

Chancellor Jarvis stated it is proposed that this program

be altered to include a "space available" clause and to

delete the exemption from non-resident fees, as contained

in Ref. I, filed in the Regents' Office. This item was

presented for information only at this meeting with action

to be considered at the February meeting.

17. Approved Handbook Change, Fiscal Exception Process

At its December 1994 meeting, the Board discussed the proc-

ess and structure for strengthening the fiscal oversight

of current institutional budgets. The process focused on

the early identification of fiscal issues and development

of solutions for the Chancellor's consideration and where

necessary Board review and discussion.

The process and structure were presented for Board con-

sideration. This policy will become effective immediately

and will constitute a Handbook change, as contained in

Ref. J, filed in the Regents' Office.

Mrs. Price moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing Fiscal Exception Process. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Vice Chancellor Anderes stated the institutions will be

asked to compare the operation budget with the actual

expenditures to determine whether they are carrying out the

mission statement of the institution. He added that this

is a high-level analysis and is not on a Department level.

In answer to a question from Chairman Eardley, Vice Chan-

cellor Anderes explained that the institutions now have

the flexibility to transfer true salary savings to other

areas such as equipment. These kinds of transfers must

be documnted.

Motion carried.

18. Approved: Faculty Workload Report, Fall 1994

All full-time instructional faculty throughout the UCCSN

were surveyed during the Fall 1994 semester to determine

their total workload. A report of the Fall 1994 workload

is filed in the Regents' Office, and an overview of this

report was presented.

In addition, the Chancellor discussed his review of cur-

rent Campus workload policies and practices. Recommenda-

tions for continued policy development was also discussed.

The highlights of the report stated that all full time

instruction faculty throughout the UCCSN were surveyed

during the Fall 1994 semester to determine their total

workload. Faculty were asked to report the average amount

of time per week devoted to teaching, research and service

activities -- the primary activities expected of faculty

members throughout the System. Faculty-reported averages

for formal teaching activities were verified by each Campus

prior to being reported to the Chancellor.

The major activity of UCCSN faculty is teaching.

Faculty spend most of their time on teaching and

teaching-related activities. Community College

faculty spend about 46 hours per week or 78.6% of

their time, and University faculty spend about 35

hours per week or 58.5% of their time on teaching

and teaching-related activities.

Community College faculty taught on average approxi-

mately 14 credit hours, approximately 5 courses, and

about 108 students in the Fall 1994 semester.

University faculty taught on average nearly 10 credit

hours, approximately 4 courses, and about 76 students

in the Fall 1994 semester.

While the prior faculty workload study done in 1992

demonstrated high levels of faculty productivity,

those levels were exceeded in 1994. Systemwide fewer

numbers of FTE faculty taught more courses and more

students in 1994 than in 1992.

In addition to teaching activities, Community College

faculty spent on average about 5 hours per week (or

9.1% of their time) on scholarship and research

activities, about 6 hours per week (or 9.7% of their

time) on internal service, and 1.5 hours per week (or

2.6% of their time) on public service.

University faculty spend on average 14.5 hours per

week (or 24.4% of their time) on research and scholar-

ship activities, about 7 hours per week (or 12.4% of

their time) on internal service, and about 3 hours

per week (or 4.8% of their time) on public service.

UCCSN teaching load and total workload averages con-

tinue to exceed those averages reported for like

institutions in recognized national studies.

Chancellor Jarvis cautioned that the report points out

that the faculty did respond to the budget cuts by teach-

ing more students with less faculty; however, this must

not be a trend and must not be allowed to continue. The

number of students will continue to grow but more faculty

will certainly be needed.

Chancellor Jarvis continued, reviewing a supplemental

handout, stating that both Universities are developing

Campus-wide policy recommendations. He pointed out that

at the Community Colleges no faculty fell below 11 credits.

There is no evidence that shows faculty have been given

complete release time. 15% to 16% are doing administra-

tive service, which is about normal. He stated that there

are several inequity problems and he will be reporting back

to the Board in Spring 1996 on these.

Mr. Graves moved to accept the report and directed the

Chancellor to follow through on the policy and issue a

follow-up report. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Chairman Eardley questioned who has the responsibility of

assigning teaching loads, with the Presidents replying the

Department or Division Chair, with, at some Campuses, ex-

ceptions being made by the President. Chairman Eardley

asked whether overloads were allowed, and the Presidents

replied that they were, on approval of the President. In

answer to his question about whether the same amount was

paid at the Community Colleges, the reply was that they


Chairman Eardley questioned how many teaching assistants

were used at the classes at the Universities. Dr. Robert

Hoover, Vice President for Academic Affairs at UNR, replied

that about 13%-15% are paid teaching assistants. Chairman

Eardley asked how often the Vice President received in-

quiries about a Professor assigned to a class but a teach-

ing assistant is teaching, therefore the Professor gets

credit for the class. Both Vice Presidents Hoover and Ron

Smith, UNLV, replied they had not received any inquiries.

Dr. Hoover volunteered that many volunteer their teaching,

that there are research Professors on "soft" money who

also teach.

In answer to a query from Mrs. Gallagher, Chancellor Jarvis

stated that higher education has lost the public's con-

fidence on the workload perception. The research and

public service and preparation, although a large part of

the workload, are not reflected in discussions. Mrs.

Gallagher asked whether there might be a way to focus on

what Professors produce, which is the student outcome.

Chancellor Jarvis related that these things - student

outcome, placement rates, etc. are to be reviewed. Another

area that will be addressed by the Presidents is outside

endeavors and contracts.

Dr. Derby left the meeting.

President Taranik commented that the dimension of con-

sulting for a University is extremely important because

that real experience is brought back to the classrooms;

is a very valuable asset linking to the public service

role. DRI has a very comprehensive policy for this and

a conflict of interest policy in their handbook and by-

laws. A letter is sent by the Professor to the super-

visor, then to the President, and it is placed in the

personnel file.

President Crowley suggested that the average number of

graduate credits considered for Professors has changed

from 12 to 9 because of UNR being a very different

institution than before. It has a substantially larger

graduate program.

Chancellor Jarvis reminded the Board that part of the mis-

sion of the University is to train teaching assistants

for future professorships.

Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.

President Remington stated that consulting is not a bad

thing -- that it is a resource to have the expertise on

the Campus. Dr. Derby reminded the Board that very little

is spent from the budget on professional development and

it is very critical to improving the institutions.

Motion carried.

19. Approved Reorganization, CCSN

Approved the recommendations for senior administrative

vacancies and consolidations/promotions at CSSN, as con-

tained in Ref. K, filed with the permanent minutes.

President Moore stated there are two Vice President

positions to fill at the present time. The reorganiza-

tion requires a new Vice Presidency, that of Finance and

Administration. President Moore recommended that Mr.

Ruell Fiant fill that position.

Another change will be to appoint a Senior Dean at each

of the three Campuses who will have full responsibility

for that Campus. President Moore is also recommending

a Dean position for the Rural and Urban Centers. These

are self-supporting with a $4 million income, none of

which comes from the State.

President Moore related he had held discussions with the

other three Community College Presidents, the Administra-

tion of the Campus, and had met with faculty leaders. A

general faculty and staff meeting was held where discus-

sion of the reorganization took place. He stated that

this proposal is a rearrangement of services utilizing

their resources.

Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the reorganization for CCSN

as proposed. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

20. Approved Appointments, DRI and UNLV

Two Vice President appointments were announced to the

Board at its December 1994 meeting. In accordance with

UCCSN Code, 1.6.1(b), the Board approved the following


A. Interim Senior Vice President and Provost, UNLV - Dr.

Ronald Smith

B. Vice President for Research, DRI - Dr. Robert Wharton

C. Vice President for Finance and Administration, DRI -

President Taranik presented a recommendation.

Chancellor Jarvis left the meeting.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Ronald

Smith, Interim Senior Vice President and Provost at UNLV.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

President Guinn stated that Dr. Smith has done an outstand-

ing job and the staff is most appreciative.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Robert

Wharton, Vice President for Research at DRI. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.

President Taranik announced that Dr. Marilou Jarvis was the

most qualified candidate for the position of Vice President

for Finance and Administration at DRI. There were 700

telephone inquiries and 186 formally submitted applica-


A committee was appointed that included institutional and

business community people as well. The committee reviewed

and scored applications. The top 6 scoring candidates

were selected for interviews. Dr. Jarvis' resume stood

clearly above the candidates in terms of qualifications.

Her experience is diverse nationally and she has had a

wide variety of positions in higher education.

President Taranik stated he had met with the Directors of

DRI where he presented his recommendations which they

support. He has met with the Faculty Senate where they

have concerns on conflicts unless sound management is

used. In-depth discussions were held and resolutions


President Taranik stated he had no reservation in recom-

mending the appointment of Dr. Marilou Jarvis at a salary

of $127,000 per year.

Mr. Graves asked whether any pressure from the Regents had

been made with regard to this selection. President

Taranik replied neither he, nor the screening committee,

had received any.

Mr. Graves moved to accept the recommendation of Dr.

Marilou Jarvis for the position of Vice President for

Finance and Administration at DRI. Mrs. Gallagher


Mrs. Gallagher stated there has been some controversy

over this appointment, but it is her feeling that it is

a fairness issue. She continued that there are a great

many married couples where both are highly professional

and intelligent and any institution/business profits

greatly by having them on staff. She commended President

Taranik for his decision.

Mrs. Price stated that having to deal with this problem is

upsetting to her; that it is not a gender issue. She stated

she felt there clearly was a conflict here, that it is more

than an appearance of conflict; that there is a serious

policy issue involved.

Mr. Phillips agreed that there is a look of impropriety

and a perceived conflict of interest. He asked for more

information on discipline and management problems which

could arise.

In answer to Mr. Alden's question about reporting, Presi-

dent Taranik stated that Dr. Jarvis would report to him.

He added that Vice Presidents are evaluated on performance

of objectives as agreed upon between the employee and the

President. The Faculty Senate reviews the objectives.

Dr. Derby stated she was in favor of the motion and she had

reviewed the process used, and the management record of Dr.

Jarvis. She felt that process was "pristine, participative

and inclusive". She stated her confidence in President

Taranik in managing the situation. Mrs. Berkley also

spoke in favor of the appointment, and added that UCCSN

must begin to take advantage of the talent that comes into

the State. Mrs. Sparks reminded the Board there are

several husband and wife teams within the System and there

have been no problems with nepotism. She added that so

long as the recommendation is for the best qualified

candidate for the position, the Board should be proud to

make the appointment.

Mr. Graves commented that he felt the System was moving

to the next higher level in being able to attract people

of the highest caliber. He added that he is very proud

of the appointment of Chancellor Jarvis, who is already

moving the System to the next level.

Mrs. Price stated she was not talking about couples work-

ing on the same Campus or within the same System; rather

her concern is with the lines of the organization. She

related she had asked for a closed meeting to discuss

this matter.

Mrs. Gallagher asked Mr. Graves, for the record, that as

Chairman of the Chancellor Search Committee, whether he

had promised Marilou Jarvis a job within the System. Mr.

Graves replied that he absolutely had not, but had of-

fered to introduce her to various businesses and agencies

within the State.

President Crowley stated he did have an opportunity to

talk with Marilou Jarvis, and he would have no hestiation

in bringing forward a recommendation to hire her at UNR

as a Vice President, because she is qualified. He stated

that there was abundant concern with respect to hiring the

Dean of the School of Medicine and his wife. The question

is whether you are dealing with people of integrity, which

in that instance and in this instance is the case. All

that is left is to be certain there is a management system

in place. The School of Medicine Dean and his wife have

been in their positions for 13 years.

President Moore stated that he would have been happy to

recruit Marilou Jarvis for one of the positions at CCSN.

He related that he has the utmost confidence in the

integrity of the three people involved: Dr. Richard

Jarvis, Dr. Marilou Jarvis and Dr. Jim Taranik.

Motion carried. Mrs. Price and Mrs. Phillips voted no.

The open meeting recessed at 3:50 P.M. for committee and founda-

tion meetings and reconvened at 9:40 A.M. Friday, January 13,

1995, with all Regents present except Regents Berkley, Foley

and Price.

21. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc UNLV Presidential

Search Committee

A report and recommendations of the ad hoc UNLV Presiden-

tial Search Committee was made by Regent Jill Derby, Chair-


The following information and action items were reported to

and approved by the ad hoc UNLV Presidential Search Com-

mittee at its December 19, 1994 meeting:

Prior to the meeting, each member had been asked to review

all the files of candidates and the resumes of nominees

and bring to the meeting a list of their top choices. The

lists were submitted and Dr. John Phillips, consultant,

compiled the lists and presented an unranked list of 8

candidates and 19 nominees. Dr. Phillips explained there

were 27 names on the 2 lists, some of which have not yet

made a definite commitment; therefore, the nominee list

could be smaller.

In depth reference checks will not be made until after

decisions are made at the Committee's next meeting on

January 11, 1995.

The following information and action items were reported

to and approved by the ad hoc UNLV Presidential Search

Committee at its January 11, 1995 meeting:

Dr. John Phillips, consultant, contacted each candidate.

The Committee felt good about the semi-finanlist pool,

which consisted of very qualified candidates.

Dr. Derby reported that at this time, 9 out of the 11

candidates have accepted the invitation for further in-

terviews; 2 candidates declined. The Committee will meet

on January 21-22 when they will bring candidates to Las

Vegas for interviews. The Committee will then narrow the

pool to 5 candidates who will then be invited back for

Campus visits during the week of January 30. On February

15, 1995 the Committee will make its recommendation of 3

finalists to be presented to the full Board of Regents

on February 17 during a special meeting. Interviews by

the full Board will be conducted in the morning and an

announcement will be made in the afternoon. Dr. Derby

felt that it was very important to make this announcement

in Las Vegas, and she extended her appreciation to the

members of the Board for attending this most important

special meeting.

Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc UNLV Presidential Search Committee. Mrs.

Sparks seconded.

Mr. Alden stated that he has attended the Committee meet-

ings and expressed his appreciation for the work that has

been done by the Regents' Committee, the Institutional

Advisory Committee and the staff to the Committee.

Motion carried.

22. Information Only: Annual Presentation, Independent Auditors

Representatives from Deloitte & Touche, independent auditors

for UCCSN, made their annual presentation to the Board of

Regents. Included in the presentation was a discussion on

the national trends in higher education auditing.

Mr. Dennis Gauger, partner in Reno and in charge of UCCSN

services, and Mr. Robert Schapperle, National Director of

Higher Education Services with Deloitte & Touche, pre-

sented their report. Mr. Gauger stated he had met with

the Audit Committee the week before and presented a de-

tailed review of the financial statements for UCCSN and the

individual Campuses.

Mr. Schapperle related they serve major institutions

throughout the nation. They have worked with UCCSN for

8 years. He discussed higher education issues being

addressed by Congress and the Internal Revenue Service.

Deloitte & Touche personnel have been working with the

UCCSN controllers on the IRS 403(b) programs, although

Nevada has not been chosen for such an audit. Mr.

Schapperle discussed the FASB and GASB type of audits,

although no decision has been made on which will have


Dr. Derby left the meeting; Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.

23. Approved Student Health Service Mandatory Fee, UNR

Approved a proposal from the UNR Student Health Service

for establishment of a mandatory fee as contained in Ref.

L, filed in the Regents' Office. The proposal has been

endorsed by the Student Health Advisory Committee, the

ASUN Senate, and the Graduate Student Association.

President Crowley introduced Dr. Cheryl Hug-English and

explained the history of the voluntary fee which occurred

several years ago. This proposal has been reviewed very

carefully. Dr. Owen Peck, Associate Dean, will be responsi-

ble for this implementation.

Mr. Phillips left the meeting.

Dr. Hug-English, Medical Director of the Student Health

Center, discussed the reasoning behind making this a

mandatory fee. The Center provides medical aid for acute

and chronic illnesses, injuries, minor surgery and gyne-

cological services. Without this mandatory fee, services

would have to be reduced. She has talked with several

student health centers across the country and learned that

95% have a mandated fee.

Mr. Phillips returned to the meeting.

The Center had 20,000 visits this past year, which was an

increase from 12,000 in 1989. She has obtained 5-year

data and learned that $1.3 million is spent on the average

to operate a student health center; however, UNR's Center

has a budget of $918,000 which is mostly based on a self-

supporting budget. UNR employs fewer doctors, nurses and

office personnel than at any other center across the

country. The Center receives a fixed dollar amount which

has not changed over the last 10 years.

Dr. Hug-English has reviewed this proposal with Mr. Dan

Pease, Director of Financial Services at UNR, and Mr. Ashok

Dhingra, Vice President of Finance and Administration at

UNR. This proposal is not to replace insurance because it

is not an insurance plan. Students can purchase this plan

for less than one average doctor's visit in town.

The proposal is as follows:

1. A student fee of $57 per semester would be automatical-

ly assessed each semester to all students taking 6 or

more credits.

2. Students with less than 6 credits would be eligible

to utilize the Student Health Center for a voluntary

$57 per semester fee along with a $5 co-payment per

visit. UNR has instituted this co-payment with stu-

dent support. It is felt that this would deter over

utilization and offset costs of the part-time students.

There are many older students with chronic problems

who take 1 credit in order to access the services.

This places an undue burden on the System.

3. Summer School students would continue to be on a

voluntary fee basis at $57.

4. Any student enrolled in the Student Health Center would

be eligible, but not required to participate in the

supplemental insurance coverage with Blue Cross/Blue


There has been extensive input from students who are sup-

portive and encouraging. It has been endorsed and ap-

proved by the students.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Student Health Service

mandatory fee. Mr. Graves seconded.

ASUN President Jason Frierson stated that it is always hard

to support any fee increase; however, ASUN understands the

need. This issue has been discussed over a long period of

time, and the students are supportive of this proposal be-

cause it will improve on the services the students are now

receiving. The students views were considered throughout

this process.

UNR's GSA President Bill Jones stated that he and his organ-

ization are in support of this proposal. The students did

not want to see the services decreased and wanted the Center

to become more competitive with regard to its personnel.

This issue was discussed with GSA and its views were


Mr. Klaich stated that the process in which this proposal

was carried forth makes it much easier for the Bord of

Regents to support this difficult decision. He expressed

his appreciation to the student organizations and the

Administration of UNR who had to re-evaluate its support

for this program. He requested that the institution re-

view the flat fee that is allocated from the insitution's

budget for this program.

It was clarified that the Community College students will

remain with a voluntary fee for this service.

Motion carried.

Dr. Hug-English invited the members of the Board to visit

the Student Health Center at UNR.

24. Approved Naming of Old College Building, UNR

At the October meeting, the Board of Regents accepted the

donation of the former Old College building in downtown

Reno to the University of Nevada, Reno. The property,

which was valued at over $3 million, was donated to the

University by Warren Nelson and trustees of Old College.

Approved the naming of the building in honor of Mr. Warren


Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the naming of the Old

College in honor of Mr. Warren Nelson. Mr. Phillips


25. Report and Recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee

A report and recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee was made by Regent Dorothy

Gallagher, Chairman.

The following information and action items were reported

to and approved by the Academic, Research and Student

Affairs Committee at its January 12, 1995 meeting:

1. Handbook Change, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

Scoring Scale

2. Review of Existing Programs

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Commit-

tee. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.

26. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee

A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee was made

by Regent Carolyn Sparks.

The following action items were approved by the Audit Com-

mittee at its January 4, 1995 meeting:

1. UCCSN Consolidated Financial Statements and Construc-

tive Service Letter

The following information items were reported to the Audit

Committee at its January 4, 1995 meeting:

2. Student Financial Services, UNLV

3. Human Resource Department, UNLV

4. Bookstore, UNLV

5. Learning Resource Center, WNCC

6. Learning Resource Center, TMCC

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Graves seconded.

Mr. Alden expressed his concern for the understaffing of

the Internal Audit Department and the CUFS program to be

improved upon for smoother operations.

Mrs. Sparks stated that CUFS is discussed at every Audit

Committee and there is a great deal of dissatisfaction

with the current operations; however, it can only be

addressed with additional financial resources.

Motion carried.

27. Information Only: New Business

Chairman Eardley announced that the Association of Govern-

ing Boards will conduct its annual conference in Seattle,

Washington, March 25-27. He encouraged the new Regents to

attend the pre-conference session for new Regents. He re-

quested those interested to contact Secretary Moser.

Upon questioning, Chairman Eardley stated that Regents are

allowed to attend one national and one regional conference


Mr. Klaich announced that a panel of presenters from UCCSN

will be addressing this conference regarding the Status of

Women. Dr. Jill Derby and others will serve on this panel.

Mr. Graves stated that a previous presentation was given

at the ACCT conference in Toronto, Canada, and was well

attended and received.

Interim President Guinn announced that UNLV just received

a large commitment for an academic scholarship endowment

and more details will be forthcoming.

Chairman Eardley announced that the majority of the members

of the Board do support the Foundation's efforts.

The meeting adjourned at 10:50 A.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board