January 22-23, 1982
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
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
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
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
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
(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-
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
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
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:
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-
The recommendation is to change the fee to $31 per
credit retroactive to January 1, 1982 and to $35 ef-
fective July 1, 1982.
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
ESTIMATIVE BUDGET - SUMMER SESSION 1982
I. Opening Cash Balance $ 50,000
A. Student Fee Income 489,680
B. Refunds 5,000-
C. Net Income $534,680
Comparison of 1981 and 1982 Budgets
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-
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
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