January 12-13, 1995
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA
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,
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
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,
Dorothy Hudig, Microbiology, Spring 1996
Carl G. Looney, Computer Science, Fall 1995
Ardythe Mc Cracken, Biology, Academic Year
Colleen Murray, Human Development & Family Studies,
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
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.
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
WNCC Presidential Search - Daniel Klaich, Chairman
TMCC Presidential Search - Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman
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
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
University of Nevada, Reno
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
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
University of Nevada, Reno
K. C. Hotchkiss
Barbara Mc Nally
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
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.
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
21. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc UNLV Presidential
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
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the ad hoc UNLV Presidential Search Committee. Mrs.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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)
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.
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