UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 22-23, 1982


Pages 1-14



January 22, 1982

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the William Carlson

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Mr. John Tom Ross

Mrs. June F. Whitley

Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President James Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard P. Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI

Secretary Bonnie Smotony

General Counsel Donald Klasic

Also present were Faculty Senate and Student Association repre-


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:00 A.M.

1. Emergency Item - Special Scholarships

Regent Mc Bride requested that the Board consider an emer-

gency item to provide assistance to families of the Thunder-

bird pilots who recently lost their lives in an accident.

Mr. Mc Bride moved the following resolution:

The Board of Regents hereby resolves to provide a full

4-year scholarship for the wives and children of Major

Norman Lowry, Captain Joseph Pete Peterson, Captain

Willie Mays, Captain Mark Melancon, Lt. Colonel D. L.

Smith and Captain David Hauck at the University of

Nevada at Las Vegas or Reno and the 4 Community Col-

leges for a full waiver of tuition, books and fees.

Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos and carried without


(Note to minutes: The foregoing action is interpreted to

provide a full scholarship for the payment of tuition, fees

and cost of books for attendance at any of the institutions

of the University of Nevada System; for the surviving spouse

a scholarship for a period required to complete an advanced

degree beyond that which may be currently held, or for un-

dergraduate work to complete a bachelor's degree; for the

surviving children, a scholarship for the equivalent of 8

semesters of undergraduate work toward a bachelor's degree.)

2. Adoption of Consent Agenda

Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A and

filed with permanent minutes) was recommended. The Consent

Agenda contained the following items:

(1) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of

December 11, 1981. The minutes of the special meet-

ing of December 22, 1981 were amended to reflect that

President Goodall had been present in Las Vegas for

for that telephonic meeting.

(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.

(3) Approved the following additional appointments to the

Board of Trustees for the NNCC Foundation:

Bill Bellinger, Elko, 2 years

Byron Bilyeu, Elko, 6 years

Ted Blohm, Elko, 4 years

L. W. Eklund, Carlin, 4 years

Tom Marvel, Battle Mountain, 4 years

Rob Mc Bride, Elko, 6 years

Carol Turney, Elko, 2 years

(4) Appointment of the following to the TMCC Advisory

Board for 2-year terms beginning January, 1982:

Paul Bible, Attorney

Hollis Crawforth, Training Director, Northern

Nevada Electrical Apprentice Program

Leonard Dalton, Ex Officio, Superintendent, Washoe

County School District

Estela Delgado, Health Counselor, West End Women's

Medical Group

Lloyd Diedrichsen, Dentist

Fred Dolven, Architect, Dolven, Larson, Daniels

Jim Elliott, Station and Sales Manager, KCRL


Jim Gardner, Owner, Raugh-Gardner Engineering

Tim Grant, Vice President and Manager, KOLO

Jackie Jones, Principal, Wooster High School

Judi Kosinski, Training Officer, Mental Health


Luther Mack, Owner, Mc Donalds

Michael Newmarker, Washoe Medical Center

Marvin Picollo, Executive Director, Nevada State

School Board Association

Ronald Player, Mayor, City of Sparks

Carlos Romo, Human Relations Officer, Community

Services Agency

Ted Sanders, Ex Officio, Superintendent of Public

Instruction, State Department of Education

Shirlee Wedow, Member, State Department of Educa-


Hans Wolfe, Vice President, First Interstate Bank

of Nevada

New Members

Bob Barengo, Attorney

Robert V. Bradshaw, Chief, Reno Police Department

Candice Pearce, Press Relations Manager, Harrahs

(5) Approved an amendment to the CSUN Constitution to

change the role of Advisors to the Publications Board

to that of members of the Board.

(6) Approved the following augmentations from the Board

of Regents Special Projects Account:

$ 5,000 to CCCC Interview and Recruiting Account

$10,000 to UNR Interview and Recruiting Account

$10,000 to UNLV Interview and Recruiting Account

$15,000 to Board of Regents Host Account

(7) Approved the expenditure of $2000 from the NNCC Capi-

tal Improvement Fee Fund to replace the broken hot

water tank in the Learning Resources building.

(8) Approved the expenditure of $11,000 from the WNCC

Capital Improvement Fee Fund for the following:

Topographic mapping for Carson Campus $ 2,100

Purchase of trees for Carson Campus 1,400

Complete electrical connections and electrical

work for installation of equipment at

Fallon Campus 5,000

Provide outside storage facility to enclose

compressor at the Fallon Campus 2,500

Total $11,000

(9) Authorized WNCC to increase its Petty Cash Fund from

$2000 to $5000.

(10) Approved the following fund transfers:


#62 - $25,000 from Contingency Reserve, School of

Medicine, to Administration to augment antici-

pated operating costs for the 2nd half of the

fiscal year. Costs include membership for

American Association of Medical Colleges and

health insurance premiums for residents.

#67 - $14,512 from Contingency Reserve to Educational

Communications and Broadcasting to support costs

of promotion and fund raising manager for KUNR-

FM for period December, 1981 to June 30, 1982.

(11) Approval of easement at NNCC to Sierra Pacific Power

Company for the installation of a high voltage power

line at the northeast corner of the Campus.

(12) Approval of a 9' by 196' easement to Nevada Power

Company to provide underground electrical service

for the Operations and Maintenance compound yard and


(13) Approved an extension of leave of absence without pay

for Mr. Peter Test of the College of Agriculture to

May 13, 1983.

(14) Approved the allocation of $15,000 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account to augment the Liti-

gation Account for the purpose of settling a civil

rights law suit involving UNR and an employee of the

College of Agriculture.

(15) Approved the continued service of UNLV faculty member

Roosevelt Fitzgerald, even though he had not completed

his doctorate as previously anticipated.

(16) Approved the establishment of a Statewide Advisory

Committee for the DRI to assist the Institute in its

efforts to increase its value to the State of Nevada.

The following appointments to this Committee were


Mr. John Dermody, 2 years

General Mahlon Gates, 3 years

Senator James Gibson, 3 years

Senator Norman Glaser, 3 years

Ms. Joyce Hall, 2 years

Mr. Peter Hummel, 2 years

Mrs. Moya Lear, 1 year

Mr. Conrad Ryan, 1 year

Mr. Edward W. Scripps, II, 1 year

Mr. Frank Shattuck, 2 years

General Zachery Taylor, 3 years

Mr. Clifton Young, 1 year

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.

Regent Fong indicated her concern that the new professional per-

sonnel listings included in the Information Agenda included very

very few minorities. She added, however, that one person listed

as "white" (Elisabeth Small) should have been identified as


President Crowley asked that his trip to China on February 1-14,

1982, be added to the Information Agenda.

3. Board of Regents Bylaws

A Special Committee of Regents, under the Chairmanship of

Mr. Mc Bride, was appointed to review and update the Board

of Regents Bylaws. Mr. Mc Bride reported on the work of the

Committee and distributed a proposed revision which will be

included on the February agenda as an action item.

Mr. Buchanan referred to Section 12 of Artic1e VII, concern-

ing Repeal or Recision, and suggested that the time for no-

tice of intention to request such action be set at 3 work-

ing days, rather than the 10 suggested, and that the Section

not preclude such action on an emergency basis if deemed


4. Report of Budget Committee

The Budget Committee met on Friday, January 22, 1982, and

Regent Del Papa presented the following report and recom-


(1) Approval of the budget parameters as presented and rec-

ommended by Mr. Ron Sparks, Director of Financial Plan-

ning, and Vice Chancellor Mark Dawson (parameters filed

with permanent minutes).

(2) Approval of the following with respect to requests for

funding from the Board of Regents Special Projects


A. Lighting Control System, Fine Arts Theatre, UNR

$26,300 - to be funded from UNR capital improve-

ment funds.

B. Proposal for Accreditation and Program Development,

UNLV - $22,500 - deferred until February meeting

at which time a budget will be presented.

C. Proposal for Increased Security at CCCC - $24,000 -

to be funded from Special Projects Account but to

be reimbursed from capital funds remaining in the

LRC Building Project Fund, or other capital im-

provement fee funds available to CCCC.

D. Proposal for Telecourses, CCCC - $50,000 - approved

for funding from Special Projects Account.

E. Learning Disabled Students - Pilot Study, UNLV -

$7,400 approved for funding from Special Projects

Account with stipulation that study be shared


F. Staff Development, NNCC - $14,050 - approved for

funding from Special Projects Account.

G. Base Funding for Foundation Related Activities,

TMCC - $20,000 - deferred until February meeting at

which time a financial report will be presented.

H. Learning Assistance and Computerized Career Infor-

mation, TMCC - $25,000 - approved for funding from

Special Projects Account.

I. Publication of Citizenship Handbook and Casette

Tapes TMCC - $5,000 - deferred until determination

is made as to how many booklets will be needed to

share this Systemwide.

J. Second Half of American Council on Education De-

partment Chairperson Leadership Training Program,

UNLV and UNR - $15,000 - approved for funding from

Special Projects Account.

K. Budget for Affirmative Action Recruiting, UNLV -

$4,000 - approved for funding from Special Projects


L. Matching Funds, Central Heat Plant, Purchase of

Energy Saving Equipment, UNR - $96,200 - to be

funded from UNR capital improvement funds.

(3) Authorized Vice Chancellor Dawson to report to the

State Budget Office that for FY 81 the College of

Agriculture received federal funds in excess of the

amount authorized in the work program.

(4) Recommended the establishment of the position of Con-

troller of the University of Nevada System to which the

controllers of Business Centers North and South would

report. This position, which will be filled immediate-

ly, will be housed in the Chancellor's Office and will

report to the Chancellor.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Budget Committee report

and recommendations. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried

without dissent.

5. Increase in Value of Grants-in-Aid

Board policy currently provides for a grant-in-aid of a

specified portion of the total per-credit-hour fee to be

made available as a condition of employment for profession-

al staff and their dependents and for graduate assistants.

The current dollar value of these grants-in-aid is limited

to $11 per credit at UNR and UNLV and $8.50 per credit at

the 4 Community Colleges, while the per credit fee is $28

and $16 respectively.

The Presidents and Chancellor Bersi recommended that this

policy be amended to provide that such grants-in-aid be

equivalent to that portion of the per-credit fee allocated

to the general fund for an undergraduate student register-

ing for 7 credits or more at UNR and UNLV, and an amount

equivalent to that credited to the general fund for all

students at the Community Colleges to be effective with the

Spring semester of 1982. The change would provide a $15 per

credit grant-in-aid for UNR and UNLV and an $11.50 per

credit grant-in-aid for the Community Colleges, and in the

future the dollar value will increase as the portion of the

fee allocated to the general fund increases.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of this change in policy. Mo-

tion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.

6. Calendar for Board Actions

Chancellor Bersi presented the calendar for Board actions

which had been previously requested. (Calendar identified

as Ref. B and filed with permanent minutes.)

7. Professional Salary Schedules for 1982-83

Chancellor Bersi recalled that the 1981 Legislature provided

for an 8% salary increase for UNS professional employees.

In providing for this increase, the Legislature appropriated

funds to the Legislative Interim Finance Committee, to be

released to the University under certain conditions. Those

conditions having been met to the satisfaction of the In-

terim Finance Committee, the funds have been released. Dr.

Bersi noted that since this is a separate appropriation for

the purpose of professional salary increases, it must by

law be used for that purpose.

Chancellor Bersi reported that the UNS Compensation Commit-

tee has recommended that the 8% be distributed by a 5% in-

crease to all incumbent faculty performing satisfactorily

or better, with the distribution to be accomplished by an

adjustment in the salary schedule. The Committee recommend-

ed that the remaining 3% be distributed to incumbent facul-

ty in a manner to be determined by each unit in consultation

with its Faculty Senate, for use as across-the-Board per-

centage increases, across-the-board step increases, merit,

promotion and equity adjustments.

The Presidents and the Chancellor endorsed the Committee's

recommendation that 5% be distributed to all incumbent

faculty performing satisfactorily or better, with the dis-

tribution to be accomplished by an adjustment in the salary

schedule. The resulting salary schedules for UNR and UNLV

and for the Community Colleges were included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. C and filed with permanent minutes).

The Officers further recommended that the remaining 3% be

used for merit, equity or other adjustment at the dis-

cretion of each President after due consideration with

appropriate professional staff.

In response to Mr. Mc Bride's concern that everyone would

be receiving a 5% salary increase, regardless of level of

performance, it was pointed out that the proposal states

that "a 5% increase will be awarded to incumbent faculty

performing satisfactorily or better", and that the Presi-

dents do have the discretion to withhold this increase for

unsatisfactory performance.

Mrs. Fong moved that the recommendation of the Officers be

approved. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without


8. Amendment, UNS Code

President Murino recalled that at the October, 1981 meeting,

a revision was submitted by DRI and that the revision had

subsequently been referred to the various Faculty Senates

for review, with consideration by the Board to occur at the

expiration of two months. (Amendment identified as Ref. D

and filed with permanent minutes.)

Chancellor Bersi reported that no negative responses had

been received and recommended approval.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the amendment. Motion sec-

onded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.

9. Changes in Fee Policy for Division of Continuing Education

President Crowley recommended the following changes in fees

charged through the Division of Continuing Education:

Correspondence Courses

The fee is currently $28 per credit. Enrollments in

these courses have risen gradually over the years, but

the program is not economically self sustaining. This

is attributable principally to the significantly in-

creased classified costs associated with the program.

During the last fiscal year, the program ran a deficit

of approximately $4000.

Staff costs will increase another 8% beginning in Janu-

ary, 1982.

The recommendation is to change the fee to $31 per

credit retroactive to January 1, 1982 and to $35 ef-

fective July 1, 1982.

Off-Campus Courses

The recommendation is to increase the per credit fee

for these courses from $28 to $31, to accommodate

rising program costs and to keep the fee parallel with

that charged for on-campus courses. The increase would

be effective Fall semester, 1982.

Summer Session and Refund Policy

In order to be consistent with the changes in the basic

University policy recently approved by the Board, it is

recommended that a 50% refund of registration fees may

be authorized to students officially dropping courses

or withdrawing from the University during the first 20%

of each Summer term or intensive course. Thereafter,

no refund would be made.

Mr. Mc Bride moved that the changes be approved. Motion

seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.

10. Summer Session Fees and Estimative Budget

President Crowley requested that the per credit fee for

the 1982 Summer Session be increased from $33 to $35 and

that salaries for Summer Session faculty be increased by

5%. The following Estimative Budget incorporates these



I. Opening Cash Balance $ 50,000

II. Revenue

A. Student Fee Income 489,680

B. Refunds 5,000-

C. Net Income $534,680

Comparison of 1981 and 1982 Budgets

1981 1982

Budget Budget

Administration and General Expense

Professional Salaries $ 20,000 $ 20,000

Fringe Benefits 2,600 2,600

Out-of-State Travel 3,000 4,000

Sub-Total Admin. & Gen. Exp. $ 25,600 $ 26,600


Professional Salaries $325,000 $357,700

Fringe Benefits 3,250 4,650

Total Compensation $328,250 $362,350

Classified $ 54,948 $ 59,940

Fringe Benefits 7,142 8,990

Total Compensation $ 62,090 $ 68,930

Wages $ 2,500 $ 3,500

Equipment 1,000 1,000

Grants-in-Aid 34,250 30,000

Operating 36,500 36,500

Total Support $ 74,250 $ 71,000

Sub-Total $490,190 $528,880

Ending Fund Balance $ 3,000 $ 6,000

Total Expenditures $493,190 $534,880

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the increase in fees and

salaries and the Estimative Budget as presented. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Whitley, carried without dissent.

11. UNLV Summer Session Fees

President Goodall presented a request to raise the per

credit hour fee for Summer Session by $3, to a level of $33

per credit hour, to be effective with the 1982 Summer Ses-


Chairman Cashell announced that items dealing with the Thomas-

Mack Center and the Change of Policy for Mildred P. Cotner and

Kenneth M. and Mary Alice de Vos Scholarships had been deferred

at the request of President Goodall.

12. Consideration of UNLV Degree Proposals

President Goodall and Vice President Nitzschke presented

proposals for a Master of Science in Accounting, Phase II;

Master of Science in Hotel Administration, Phase II; and a

Phase I for a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (copies of pro-

posals in Chancellor's Office).

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the 3 degree program propos-

als as submitted. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, car-

ried without dissent.

13. Progress Report on KUNV Radio Station

President Goodall introduced Mr. John Wennstrom, KUNV Radio

Station Manager, who presented a report on the status of the

station. In his report, Mr. Wennstrom included the informa-

tion that bids for construction of the radio station had

been opened and had been some $20,000 under the estimated

cost, that the station had signed on the air on April 23,

1981 and had received its license from the Federal Communi-

cations Commission some two weeks later.

14. Sub-Lease for Art Museum

President Goodall recalled that last year the Board approved

a lease of UNLV land to the Allied Arts Council of Southern

Nevada for the construction of an Art Museum. In order to

facilitate the legal creation of the Museum, a sub-group,

the Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, has been created and the

Allied Arts Council wishes to sub-lease land to this group

for the Museum.

Mrs. Fong moved approval of this sub-lease. Motion seconded

by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.

15. Mandatory Retirement

General Counsel Klasic stated that as a result of the Nevada

Supreme Court decision on Oakley v. Board of Regents, the

Board's policy on mandatory retirement is no longer enforce-

able. He proposed that the University of Nevada System Code

be amended to accommodate this Court action.

Chancellor Bersi recommended that the Board rescind its pol-

icy on mandatory retirement and instruct that all University

documents be conformed to reflect the recision of this pol-


Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the recommendation and called

for the appointment of a System task force to address the

problem of retirement which would also include performance

standards and to report back in June. Motion seconded by

Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.

16. Amendment to Regulations for Tuition Charges

General Counsel Klasic reviewed the Regulations for Tuition

Changes, noting that current policy requires that to be

considered a resident for purposes of tuition, an applicant

must have resided in the State of Nevada for at least six

months prior to the date of matriculation. "Date of Matric-

ulation" is defined as the first day of instruction in the

semester or term in which enrollment first occurs. Because

of a unique set of problems with respect to admission to

the School of Medicine, applicants are required to have been

residents of the State of Nevada for at least six months

prior to the last day for filing application, which is

November 1st of the year prior to the year that a student

proposes to enter into Medical School. Mr. Klasic stated

that the policy has been challenged as being contrary to

NRS 396.540; however, even though he does not believe it

to be in conflict, he recommended that the Regulations, as

contained in Title 4, Chapter 21 of the Board of Regents

Handbook be amended as follows:

(1) Change title to read "Regulations for Determining


(2) Amend Section 2(5) by adding the following language:

5. The term "date of matriculation" is the date of the

first day of instruction in the semester or term

in which enrollment first occurs, except that for

a student at the University of Nevada School of

Medicine, the "date of matriculation" shall be the

date that notice is sent that the student has been

admitted to the University of Nevada School of


(3) Amend Section 4 by adding the following new paragraph:

An applicant for admission to the University of Nevada

School of Medicine who has been a bona fide resident

of the State of Nevada for at least six (6) months

prior to the last day for filing an application for

admission to the School shall be classified as a

Nevada resident for the purposes of being considered

for admission to the University of Nevada School of


Mr. Mc Bride moved for approval of the amendment to be ef-

fective immediately. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,

carried without dissent.

17. Redefinition of Collective Bargaining Unit

Mr. Mc Bride recalled that two principal proposals had

recently been considered for UNS negotiating units for

collective bargaining purposes:

(1) That the 4 Community Colleges, now defined as a single

unit, be defined as 4 separate units; and

(2) That all units now described in the policy be combined

into a single negotiating unit for collective bargain-

ing purposes.

Mr. Mc Bride moved that option 2, that there be a single

negotiating unit for collective bargaining purposes, be

adopted. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without


President Crowley expressed concern regarding this item,

stating that he did not believe sufficient notice had been

given to enable the institutions to be adequately prepared

to discuss this topic. Regents Mc Bride and Karamanos

stated that the matter had been under discussion for several

years and did not see any reason for additional delay.

In response to a request from Chairman Cashell, Chancellor

Bersi agreed to put this matter on the agenda for the next

Presidents Council meeting.

18. Request to Sell Property

President Crowley requested authorization to offer for sale

a parcel of property recently donated by Dr. and Mrs. Frank

Stokes of Sparks. Dr. Stokes had requested that the proper-

ty be sold and that 1/3 of the proceeds be transmitted to

the Nevada Council, Boy Scouts of America, for use in the

establishment of the Gold Lake Scout Camp. The remaining

2/3 will be retained by the University for use as the Dr.

Frank C. Stokes Scholarship Endowment. Dr. Crowley also

requested authority for the payment of a real estate com-

mission if necessary in order to insure prompt disposal of

the property.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the request. Motion seconded

by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.

19. New Business

(1) Ms. Del Papa discussed the matter of Distinguished

Nevadan Awards, indicating that she believed their

recognition tended to get lost in the graduation

ceremonies. She requested the Chancellor's Office

to consider planning an additional event for those

persons so honored and report back to the Board at

the next meeting.

(2) Ms. Del Papa requested a study by the Chancellor's

Office, in conjunction with the institutions, regard-

ing student financial aid, including student aid,

scholarships, student employment, loans, etc. The

study should determine what changes in policies, pro-

cedures and objectives need to be implemented to assist

the Universities and Community Colleges in dealing with

the impending reductions in aid and should be brought

back to the Board at the April meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 12:55 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board