01/28/1988

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 28-29, 1988








1-28-1988

Pages 72-99



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

January 28-29, 1988



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Multi Purpose

Room, Northern Nevada Community College, in Elko.



Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman

Mr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members absent: Mrs. Joan Kenney



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Patricia Crookham (NNCC),

Frank Hartigan (UNR), Beverly Funk (CCCC), Bill Marchant (UNLV),

Dale Pugsley (WNCC), Steve Wheatcraft (DRI), David Wilkins (TMCC)

and Jim Williams (Unit).



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Whitley at 3:00 P.M.

on Thursday, January 28, 1988.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

filed with the permanent minutes) containing the following

items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held De-

cember 3-4, 1987 and the minutes of the special tele-

conference meeting held December 18, 1987.



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

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



(3) Approved the addition of the following person to the

UNLV Engineering Advisory Council:



Albert J. Jicha, Long Beach, California



(4) Approved the addition of the following persons to the

UNLV Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art Advisory

Committee:



Brad Burch, Las Vegas

Thomas Beam, Las Vegas

Frank Fertitta, Jr., Las Vegas

Robin Greenspun, Henderson

Mike Mc Collum, Las Vegas

Barbara Molasky, Las Vegas

Tom Schoeman, Las vegas



(5) Approved the addition of the following persons to the

UNR College of Agriculture Advisory Board:



Thomas W. Ballow, Reno

Dallas Byington, Minden

Don J. Davis, Las Vegas

Jack O. Walther, Reno

J. La Var Young, Austin



(6) Board of Regents policy requires an annual reporting

to the Board of actual expenditures versus budgeted

expenditures. These reports were distributed at the

meeting and are filed in the Regents Office.



(7) Approved the following interlocal agreement:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV Department of Sociology

and Nevada Agency for Nuclear Project



Effective: Upon execution through August 15, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $50,000

Purpose : National survey of the attitudes and

behaviors of members of general public

regarding location of a high-level

radioactive waste facility in Southern

Nevada.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval

of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the or-

der of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



2. Chairman's Report



Chairman Whitley gave a progress report on tuition plans and

indicated that UNS postponed any decision on this matter be-

cause it did not want to encounter problems associated with

other State plans.



The Education Savings Plan of 1987 proposed by Senator Ted

Kennedy (or an improved variation subsequently proposed by

President Reagan in his State of the Union Address) could

offset the need for Nevada to establish a separate plan.

The national proposals, if approved, would allow taxpayers

to invest in U. S. Savings Bonds tax-free, provided the

money is used for College tuition. This will encourage

early savings and would address concerns the Board has had

about making higher education affordable for future gener-

ations.



Mrs. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary of the Board, reported that

the annual conference for the Association of Governing

Boards will be held in Washington, D. C. on March 11-13,

1988. Chairman Whitley and Chancellor Dawson are scheduled

to attend the Seminar for Board Chairpersons and Chief

Executives of Public Higher Education, and Mrs. Moser is

serving on the Planning Committee for the Seminar for Pro-

fessional Staff/Board Secretaries. Chairman Whitley has

been requested to speak on the process of President/Chan-

cellor Searches, and Mrs. Moser has been requested to speak

on the Board Secretary as a career choice.



3. Report on Health Care Education Task Force



The Board of Regents established the Health Care Education

Task Force in June, 1987 to identify health care education

issues of Statewide concern. The task force, Chaired by

Vice Chancellor Warren Fox, is composed of representatives

of the 6 UNS teaching institutions, as well as Statewide

health care representatives. (See Ref. D, filed in the

Regents Office.)



A progress report on activities of the task force was pre-

sented, as well as recommendations concerning the articu-

lation of nursing students within the System. A final re-

port will be submitted to the Board in the Fall.



The Board requested the task force to re-evaluate the com-

position of the Health Care Education Task Force.



Dr. Fox described each of the various nursing articulation

proposals and recommendations for articulation. Mrs.

Whitley questioned the Presidents and the recommendation

concerning additional discretionary monies for nursing

programs, and it was determined that this recommendation

could best be met at the individual Campus level because

there are many competing needs at each Campus, and nursing

is just one of the many requests.



There was a lengthy discussion on nursing accreditation.

Resources for accrediting disciplines are determined by the

Campus President, and discussion was held on whether or not

accreditation would enhance the nursing program with respect

to articulation.



Several opinions were given by the Presidents. President

Meacham supported the National League of Nursing (NLN) ac-

creditation, saying CCCC already has it. President Gwaltney

felt very strongly that NLN accreditation does not improve

articulation, but, on the other hand, without Systemwide NLN

accreditation transferring procedures may be difficult.

President Berg felt that the Northwest Accrediting Associa-

tion and the State Board of Nursing regulations were satis-

factory, but if the Board required NLN accreditation at

NNCC, it would comply. President Calabro supported Presi-

dent Berg's remarks, and added that WNCC's graduates have

had no problems obtaining employment.



Northwest accreditation does not accredit programs, but

rather the quality of the institution. President Crowley

stated that program accreditation tends to interfere with

institutional planning. The process for program accredita-

tion helps immensely because peers from out-of-state come

in and advise which programs are good or which need improve-

ment. He stated he feels that UNR should continue to ad-

dress this nursing issue but that with this report there

has been tremendous progress, and UNR is willing to make

adjustments.



The report indicated that nurses recommend NLN accredita-

tion. Mrs. Sheerin expressed the hope that the Community

Colleges would seek NLN accreditation. However, funding

should be addressed. It was suggested that a request be

made to the Legislature for funds. President Crowley em-

phasized that many other disciplines want resources to a-

chieve accreditation and that it is expensive.



Discussion continued on page 81.



The meeting recessed and reconvened at 8:15 A.M., Friday, Janu-

ary 29, 1988, with all Regents present except Mrs. Kenney.



4. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mrs. Sheerin, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profession-

al competence or physical or mental health of a person in

accordance with NRS 241.030.



Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Galla-

gher.



5. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that UNS Student Minority Out-

reach Task Force, formed to increase the number of minority

students who attend UNS institutions, is holding meetings

with representatives of Nevada minority groups. He indicat-

ed that final recommendations may be submitted to the Board

in June.



CCCC expects to move into the new Las Vegas Health Sciences

facility on West Charleston next Summer, and the School of

Medicine programs will move in next Fall. CCCC and UNR have

signed agreements concerning operation and administration of

the new building.



5 candidates for the position of Executive Director of the

UNS Computing Services are being interviewed and a final

recommendation may be submitted to the Board in March.



The System Administration building is progressing on sched-

ule.



The Community Colleges are completing a new salary schedule

which outlines criteria upon which new hires and initial

placement will occur. Also being explored is a point system

designed to maintain equity among salaries on Campus.



President Taranik has been appointed to Chair a newly formed

UNS Research Council which will make recommendations to the

Chancellor on how to boost UNS research efforts. Members

include the 2 University Presidents, their Academic Affairs

Vice Presidents and Graduate School Deans. The Council's

goals include acquiring major new Systemwide research pro-

grams, assisting in coordination of existing research pro-

grams at the System level, and making UNS more competitive

nationally in research acquisitions.



6. Emergency Item: Request to Use Capital Improvement Fee

Funds, NNCC



President Berg requested approval to consider an emergency

item on the agenda to use Capital Improvement Fee Funds at

NNCC.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept an emergency item concerning the

use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds at NNCC. Mr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



President Berg requested approval to use $20,000 from the

Capital Improvement Fee Fund for cash flow purposes. NNCC

is faced with an extraordinary charge by the Dupont Company

for a course in statistical design for metallurgists. The

cost will be recovered from registration fees and restored

to the Capital Improvement Fee Fund.



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the utilization of $20,000

from the Capital Improvement Fee Fund at NNCC. Mrs. Sheerin

seconded. Motion carried.



7. Approved the Appointment of Acting Vice President for

Business Affairs, UNLV



Approved the appointment of Mr. Harold Scott as Acting Vice

President for Business Affairs until a permanent replacement

is named.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Harold

Scott as Acting Vice President for Business Affairs at UNLV.

Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved to Name Area, NNCC



Approved naming the aspen grove located outside the Learning

Resource Center, Mc Mullen Hall, the Fred Harris Grove in

honor of the many contributions Mr. Harris has made to the

College. This recommendation was first proposed by the

Faculty Senate, and Faculty Senate Chairperson Patricia

Crookham made acknowledgments concerning Mr. Harris, and in-

troduced his daughter, Nancy Harris Mc Lelland.



Mr. Foley moved approval to name the aspen grove the Fred

Harris Grove at NNCC. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion car-

ried.



Chairman Whitley resumed the gavel.



9. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNLV



Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status at UNLV for the

following:



James C. Harper, Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting,

February 1, 1988

Edward J. Billingham, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, July

1, 1988

Richard E. Basile, Emeritus Professor of Hotel Administra-

tion, July 1, 1988



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus

Status at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, NNCC



Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status at NNCC for the

following:



Ruth Holland, Emeritus Instructor of Nursing, May 16, 1988



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus

Status at NNCC. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



11. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, 1988-89, TMCC and DRI



Nevada Revised Statutes and Board of Regents policy provide

for total number of sabbatical leaves which may be awarded

each year. Utilizing the criteria followed in previous

years, the maximum available leaves for 1988-89 are 2 for

TMCC and 2 for DRI.



A. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommended the sabbatical leaves available to TMCC be

awarded to the following:



Theresa Brychta, English/Humanities, Spring 1989

Jo Anne Dain, Business, Spring 1989



Alternates



Jerry Frandsen, Business, Spring 1989

Patricia Hampton, Dental, Spring 1989



See Ref. B for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the sabbatical leaves

at TMCC. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



B. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-

ed the sabbatical leave available to DRI be awarded to

the following:



Michael Emerson Campana, Water Resources Center,

Academic Year 1988-89



See Ref. C for summary of proposed project filed in the

Regents Office.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the sabbatical leave at

DRI. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



12. Approved Resolution



Chancellor Dawson presented the following resolution honor-

ing Mr. Herman Westfall, Vice President for Business Affairs

at UNLV, who retired December 31, 1987:



RESOLUTION #88-2



WHEREAS, Herman Westfall has served with distinction as

the chief financial officer at the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, from 1962 through 1987, a quarter of a cen-

tury, and retired on December 31, 1987; and,



WHEREAS, since 1962 he has been instrumental in deci-

sions concerning the growth at the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, from the time it was a branch Campus to a

major autonomous University in the State today; and,



WHEREAS, Mr. Westfall was responsible for the physical

plant operation and has guided the growth at the Uni-

versity of Nevada, Las Vegas, from buildings to land-

scaping; and,



WHEREAS, he was Secretary-Treasurer of the non-profit

Land Foundation, a corporation of private citizens who

purchased land surrounding the Campus then sold it to

UNLV at cost plus accrued expenses, thereby allowing

purchase at greatly reduced costs; and,



WHEREAS, in 1968 Mr. Westfall was named liaison to the

State Public Works Board, which supervises construction

of State-owned buildings, thereby providing System input

to that august body; and,



WHEREAS, he has been one of the most respected members

of the University of Nevada System, and considered a

friend by all; and,



WHEREAS, his concern and love for southern Nevada have

made him an active member of his church and community

organizations;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-

gents of the University of Nevada System, on behalf of

its individual members, the Administration, the faculty,

staff and students, hereby expresses to Mr. Herman West-

fall its most sincere appreciation for his dedicated and

effective service to the University of Nevada System;

and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Regents sincerely hope

that his interest in and support of the System will con-

tinue and that the System community will continue to

benefit from his wise counsel.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution honoring Mr.

Herman Westfall. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



13. Nominations for 1988 Distinguished Nevadan Awards, UNR and

UNLV



Mrs. Sheerin moved, and Mr. Klaich seconded, that the fol-

lowing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNR in May,

1988:



Mr. Robert A. Cashell

Mr. Norman Glaser

Mr. Ernest Martinelli

Dr. Noah Smernoff



Motion carried.



Mr. Karamanos moved, and Mr. Klaich seconded, that the fol-

lowing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV in May,

1988:



Judge Roger D. Foley

Mr. Jimmy Gay

Dr. Kenny Guinn

Mr. Johnny Ribeiro



Motion carried.



14. Nominations for 1988 Honorary Associate Degrees



Mrs. Sparks moved, and Mrs. Sheerin seconded, that the fol-

lowing persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree

and that the awards be presented at Commencement at CCCC in

May, 1988:



Mrs. Lilly Fong

Col. Oscar Heinlein, USAF Retired



Motion carried.



Mr. Eardley moved, and Mrs. Gallagher seconded, that the

following persons be honored with an Honorary Associate

Degree and that the awards be presented at Commencement at

NNCC in May, 1988:



Dr. George Manilla

Mrs. Wilma L. Mc Dougall



Motion carried.



Mr. Eardley moved, and Mr. Klaich seconded, that the follow-

ing persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at TMCC in May,

1988:



Mrs. Lynn Atcheson

Mr. Thomas R. C. "Spike" Wilson



Motion carried.



Mr. Eardley moved, and Mrs. Sparks seconded, that the fol-

lowing persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree

and that the awards be presented at Commencement at WNCC in

May, 1988:



Mrs. Patricia Bates

Mr. Carl Dodge



Motion carried.



15. Nominations for 1988 Honorary Doctorate Degrees



Mrs. Gallagher moved, and Mrs. Sparks seconded, that the

following persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate

Degree and that the awards be presented at Commencement at

UNR in May, 1988:



Mr. Daniel J. Byron

Mr. John H. Midby



Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher moved, and Mrs. Sparks seconded, that the

following person be honored with an Honorary Doctorate

Degree and that the award be presented at Commencement at

UNLV in May, 1988:



Mr. James I. Gibson



Motion carried.



3. Report on Health Care Education Task Force (continued)



Mrs. Gallagher moved that all UNS teaching institutions ob-

tain National League of Nursing accreditation as soon as

possible, but not later than June 30, 1989. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Mr. Eardley voted no. Motion carried.



If NLN accreditation is unobtainable by June 30, 1989, the

institution will report to the Board and request an exten-

sion.



16. Discussion of Preliminary 1989-91 Biennial Budget

Parameters and Priorities



Vice Chancellor Sparks discussed the preliminary 1989-91

UNS Biennial Budget parameters and priorities.



In a plan designated to shore up the System's base budget

to accommodate for ever-increasing student growth and other

demands, the 1989-91 Biennial Budget Request will include

full funding of formulas previously adopted by an Interim

Legislative Committee established in 1985 to study Nevada's

system of funding higher education. The recommendations of

that Interim Committee, comprised of Nevada lawmakers, edu-

cators and citizens, were presented to the 1987 Session of

the Legislature, which funded a percentage of the formulas.



The 1989-91 budget approach seeks full funding of the formu-

las, to be phased in over the 2-year period. These formulas

would improve funding for support services, boost the number

of full-time faculty at Community Colleges, increase the

number of graduate assistants at Universities, tie library

book acquisitions to a formula, reduce student/faculty

ratios to levels enjoyed prior to 1981, and provide an on-

going budget to replace and maintain equipment.



Because the base budget would provide funds for a number of

requests previously placed in the "enhancement budget", Mr.

Sparks stated that enhancement requests would be prioritized

under "requests for new funding" (no longer an enhancement

budget) and would be reduced to several categories rather

than a long list.



Mr. Sparks indicated that it is anticipated that salaries

and increased funding for the merit system will be the num-

ber one priority and that beyond salaries, one larger cate-

gory would include requests to improve research and develop-

ment to aid the State's economic development and diversifi-

cation efforts, a category to improve and modernize academic

and administrative (student records) computing, and a cate-

gory for new programs.



The Chancellor's Office has commissioned two national salary

surveys, one comparing University faculty to counterparts

nationwide, and the other comparing Community College facul-

ty. Results will be used to develop a salary request this

Spring for 1989-91.



17. Approved Handbook Change, General Policy on Equal Employment

Opportunity



Approved a change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 8, Sec-

tion 5, Subsection 1f(2), Guidelines for Implementation:



This shall not be interpreted as requiring a search even

within the institution in order to fill POSITIONS BY

INTERNAL INSTITUTIONAL PROMOTION, positions of academic

Department Chairmen or positions of Directors in a Com-

munity college who serve in the same capacity as aca-

demic Chairman do in the Universities; nor shall it be

interpreted as altering the 1971 agreement between the

UNS and the U. S. Department of Agriculture relating to

the Cooperative Extension Service.



The capitalized addition will clarify the policy on internal

institutional promotions.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing Equal Employment Opportunity. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Approved Guidelines, Presidential Performance Evaluations



Approved the policy for Presidential Performance Evaluations

as contained in Ref. E, filed with the permanent minutes.



After considerable discussion regarding the appraisal proc-

ess, the following amendments were made to the policy found

in Ref. E, Page 1 of 4:



II. THE APPRAISAL PROCESS



The performance of each College and University President

will be appraised within the 1st year of his/her tenure

and at least once every 4 years thereafter. The Board

of Regents or the President may request a performance

appraisal in intervals of less than 4 years.



The performance appraisal will be conducted by a com-

mittee of four: the Chancellor, a member of the Board

of Regents designated by that body, and two persons with

knowledge of and experience in higher education to be

selected by the Board of Regents from a list prepared

by the Chancellor, with input from the Council of Presi-

dents to be appraised.



The Appraisal Committee will gather information for the

appraisal from pertinent Vice Presidents and Deans, all

Regents, and representative samples of administrative

and academic Department Heads, faculty, students, alumni

and community leaders.



In order to insure anonymity, this information may be

gathered through mailed surveys and will be tabulated,

collated and summarized for the Appraisal Committee's

use by an outside, professional agency. The results of

the surveys will be discussed at length with the Ap-

praisal Committee, and a general report will be prepared

for use by the Appraisal Committee in its appraisal re-

view session with the President.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the policy as amended for

Presidential Performance Evaluations. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



19. Approved UNS Estate Tax Fund Policies and Procedures and

Applications Guidelines



Approved the UNS Estate Tax Fund Policies and Procedures

and the accompanying Application Guidelines, as contained

in Ref. F, filed with the permanent minutes.



In September, 1987 Chancellor Dawson appointed a Systemwide

Committee to draft policies and procedures for use of funds

which will be generated by the federal estate tax rebate

funds as they become available to UNS after 1989. Funds

collected from date of passage of the statute through 1989

have been allocated by the Nevada State Legislature and are

included in the UNS Biennial Budgets.



Beginning in 1989, the Regents' Committee authorized by the

NRS will begin its deliberations.



These procedures will be placed in the Handbook, Title 4,

Chapter 10.



After discussion regarding the reporting authority, the fol-

lowing amendment was made to the policy found in Ref. F,

Page 6 or 9:



5. The Committee Chair will present Committee recom-

mendations to the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the UNS Estate Tax Fund

Policies and Procedures and Applications Guidelines as

amended. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



It was noted that the institutions would bear the cost for

its members who serve on the Committee.



20. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held January 28, 1988, were made by Regent

Joseph Foley, Chairman.



Note: The following new program proposal received prior

approval to follow the Phase I, II process. This is

the final proposal to be submitted in this format.



(1) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an M. F. A. in Art

at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Re-

gents Office.



This program will build upon the B. A. and B. F. A.

programs which are in place at UNLV. Admission to the

program will require a minimum 3.0 grade point average

and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or its equivalent.

Prospective students also will be required to submit

a portfolio of creative work. Completion of 60 credits

which include 30 credits in studio courses, will be re-

quired. As a specialized professional degree in studio

art, general mastery of either 2-dimensional areas

(painting, drawing, printmaking, photograph) or 3-di-

mensional areas (ceramics and sculpture) will be re-

quired for completion of the degree.



The proposed date of implementation is Fall, 1988.



Consultants brought to UNLV to evaluate the program

felt the proposal to be sound, and the faculty quali-

fied. The National Association of Schools of Art and

Design, accrediting organization for the M. F. A.

degree, has visited the Campus and met with students,

faculty and Administrators.



Funding needs are estimated at $64,100 for the 1st year

of the program, increasing to $88,150 by the 4th year.

Current facilities are adequate, with some space modi-

fications. Due to a donation by Mr. Tom Beam, the

gallery space has been increased. One additional full-

time faculty, as well as 4 graduate assistants are

being requested.



President Maxson introduced Mr. Mike Mc Collum, Profes-

sor of Art at UNLV.



Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost John

Unrue stated that the B. F. A. program has already been

accredited and there are already 9 faculty members in

place.



Mrs. Sheerin noted that the Art Department has not

created a new position in the last 10 years. Dr. Unrue

explained that the Art Department has been focusing on

equipment and space for the Department during the last

several years and the community has been very support-

ive of their efforts. The "Year of the Arts" at UNLV

has brought in many resources to the Department.



Mrs. Sparks commended Professor Mc Collum and his staff

in preparing this proposal and for soliciting donations

to the Art Department from the private sector. Dr.

Unrue announced that Professor Mc Collum has been se-

lected "Outstanding Artist of the Year" by the Nevada

State Council of the Arts. His art has been displayed

at WNCC's XS Gallery and is now being displayed in a

one-man art show in Boston.



(2) President Crowley discussed the College of Education's

new 5-year teacher certification program as an informa-

tional item. In response to a national move to im-

prove teacher training, beginning July 1, 1988, stu-

dents enrolling in a teacher education program will be

expected to complete an integrated 5-year curriculum

leading to a baccalaureate degree at the end of 4 years

and certification upon completion of the 5th year.



Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Brown stated

that students will be required to take more fundamental

course work, more courses in the discipline in which

the student plans to teach, more study of research in

areas of child development and learning theory, and

selective graduate-level course work during the 5th

year. In addition, students will be involved in more

intensive internship during the 5th year and each will

receive a "teacher mentor" assigned by the Washoe

County School District. UNR has been participating

in the Holmes' Group consortium and these changes are

similar to those of the Holmes' agenda.



Mr. Foley questioned whether there would be an initial

impact on enrollment and whether the interns would

continue to be paid a stipend. Dr. Brown stated that

there may be a moderate drop, but that this program

will soon be a national norm. There may be short-term

variations in enrollment, but the long-term variations

look promising. With regard to stipends, the students

are now getting paid but the future is uncertain.



President Maxson stated that UNLV will continue with

its present program, but will monitor UNR's program

for possible changes at UNLV.



Dr. Brown informed the Committee that the higher educa-

tion Ph. D. programs are being discussed across the

nation with respect to "teaching" in the classroom.

Traditionally, graduate assistants are sometimes thrown

into a classroom without any teaching experience. UNR

has adopted a teacher preparation program for graduate

assistants which is working very well.



(3) Approved the Board of Regents consideration to create

a separate College of Engineering at UNLV, effective

February 1, 1988. The new College will be called the

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. Dr. William

Wells, current Director of the School, will assume the

title of Dean. The current Engineering Departments

would be divided into the following: Department of

Civil Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineer-

ing, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Depart-

ment of Computer Science. Architecture will continue

as a program in the Hughes College of Engineering.



In 1984 the Board approved a Phase I and Phase II re-

port for the then new School of Engineering and Com-

puter Science. This report will be updated and pre-

sented in March, 1988 for the College of Engineering.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Gallagher second-

ed. Motion carried.



21. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held January 28, 1988, were made by Regent Carolyn Sparks,

Chairman.



(1) Mr. Bill Hartman of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, UNS

independent auditing firm, reported on the June 30,

1987 UNS Consolidated Financial Statements and also

comparisons of the operations during years 1977, 1986

and 1987. The Financial Statements were approved and

are filed in the Regents Office.



The institution financial statements will be presented

at the March 3-4, 1988 meeting.



(2) Mr. John Surina and Mr. Alan Koehn of Deloitte, Haskins

and Sells, UNS independent auditing firm, reported on

the June 30, 1987 Uns Consolidated Constructive Service

Letter (Management Letter). The Constructive Service

Letter was approved and is filed in the Regents Office.



The institution constructive service letters will be

presented at the March 3-4, 1988 meeting.



The Committee requested that a report be presented as

the recommendations on the Standards and Documentation

at UNSCS from the Constructive Service Letter are im-

plemented.



Mr. Klaich commended Deloitte, Haskins and Sells for

its promptness in preparing and reporting to the Board.



Mr. Hartman stated that this report was made easier

with cooperation from the Internal Audit staff and

Campus controllers.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Continuing Education Division, July

1, 1986 through June 30, 1987. The audit report was

approved and is filed in the Regents Office.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the Associated Students of Clark County

Community College, July 1, 1986 through June 30, 1987.

The audit report was approved and is filed in the

Regents Office.



It was noted that a majority of the recommendations in

the audit have been implemented.



(5) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the Associ-

ated Students of the University of Nevada-Reno audit.

The follow-up report is filed in the Regents Office.



(6) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the UNR ASUN

Bookstore audit. The follow-up report is filed in the

Regents Office.



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

OMB Circular A-110 audit of Federal Grants and Con-

tracts for the 2 years ended June 30, 1986. The re-

port is filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sheerin complimented Mrs. Cardinal and the Campus

controllers for their endeavors in improving the report-

ing methods and reporting to the Committee in such a timely

manner.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.

Motion carried.



22. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held January 28, 1988, were made by Regent

James Eardley, Chairman.



(1) Approved to use $1,919.44 from the Capital Improvement

Fee Fund for curb and gutter work done by the City of

Elko on the Phase III project at NNCC.



(2) Approved to use $248,553 from the Capital Improvement

Fee Fund for the following projects at TMCC:



A. Removal of asbestos from ceilings in 4

classrooms/offices. $ 15,000



B. Phase IV improvements and remodeling.

The Board previously gave permission to

use $100,000 from the Capital Improvement

Fee Fund for Phase IV costs covered by the

Public Works Board budget. See Ref. B-2,

filed in the Regents Office. $233,553



The Committee expressed concern about removing asbestos

from other institutional buildings throughout the Sys-

tem. Vice Chancellor Sparks reported that the State

has appropriated funds for asbestos removal. However,

TMCC was not included in this appropriation. The

process of removing asbestos varies and costs are

very high.



(3) Approved to use up to $250,000 from the Capital Im-

provement Fee Fund to provide for 5 elevators in the

new resident halls project (1 in each building) at

UNLV. This request was made as a result of the rec-

ommendation from the Governor's Committee on the

Handicapped. The original construction plans in-

dicated that the first floors of each building would

be barrier-free and, after consultation, this request

to make all floors accessible to handicapped persons

has come to the Budget and Finance Committee.



(4) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budgets for

Summer Sessions at the following institutions:



A. University of Nevada-Reno

1987 1988

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 195,935 $ 198,492

Fees 604,002 652,032

Special Programs 42,000 20,000

Transfers In 35,341 38,000

Total Source of Funds $ 877,278 $ 908,524



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 459,840 $ 492,832

Fringe Benefits 5,517 5,914

Classified Salaries 25,587 -0-

Fringe Benefits 7,230 -0-

Wages 10,735 18,275

Fringe Benefits 1,288 2,193

Operating 76,864 82,163

Out-of-State Travel 6,298 9,000

Transfers Out 85,427 108,141

Ending Account Balance 198,492 190,006

Total Use of Funds $ 877,278 $ 908,524



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 476,803 $ 449,198

Student Fees 1,186,552 1,234,014

Total Source of Funds $1,663,355 $1,683,212



Expenditures

Prof Sal (LA + .18 FTE) $ 948.918 $1,138,700

Fringe Benefits 12,078 24,310

Class Sal (1.0 FTE) 23,072 26,241

Fringe Benefits 4,614 5,248

Wages 2,440 3,000

Fringe Benefits 24 60

Operating 55,964 56,138

Out-of-State Travel 1,590 3,000

Transfers Out 165,457 6,000

Ending Account Balance 449,198 420,515

Total Source of Funds $1,663,355 $1,683,212



C. Clark County Community College



Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 93,000

Registration Fees 252,500

Total Source of Funds $ 345,500



Expenditures

Professional Contracts $ 215,000

Classified Personnel 10,000

Wages 6,000

Fringe Benefits 8,000

Out-of-State Travel 3,000

Operating Expenses 25,000

Ending Account Balance 78,500

Total Use of Funds $ 345,500



D. Truckee Meadows Community College



Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 58,290 $ 78,476

Registration Fees 80,488 85,860

Total Source of Funds $ 138,778 $ 164,336



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 52,547 $ 57,912

Fringe Benefits 877 967

Class Sal (1.0 FTE) -0- 13,358

Fringe Benefits -0- 4,063

Wages 822 880

Fringe Benefits 14 15

Operating 6,032 30,542

Out-of-State Travel -0- 1,000

Transfers Out 10 12,000

Ending Account Balance 78,476 43,599

Total Source of Funds $ 138,778 $ 164,336



E. Western Nevada Community College



Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ -0- $ 4,573

Registration Fees 30,497 30,500

Total Source of Funds $ 30,497 $ 35,073



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 18,750 $ 19,750

Fringe Benefits 368 950

In-State Travel 987 1,000

General Operating 5,819 6,000

Ending Account Balance 4,573 7,373

Total Use of Funds $ 30,497 $ 35,073



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Karamanos second-

ed. Motion carried.



It was clarified that in the above item 3, "up to" $250,000

of the Capital Improvement Fee Fund will be used for the 5

elevators in the new residence halls at UNLV.



23. Approved Good Neighbor Tuition Policy



Approved the following Good Neighbor Tuition Policy.



This policy would allow for differential tuition for those

undergraduate or graduate students enrolling at UNR, TMCC,

WNCC or NNCC from specified high schools, or residents re-

siding within the counties of these high schools in states

bordering Nevada.



A graduate of a specifically designated high school or

Community College, in a state bordering on Nevada, may

be charged a differential tuition when enrolling as an

undergraduate or graduate student at Northern Nevada

Community College, Truckee Meadows Community College,

University of Nevada-Reno or Western Nevada Community

College. Furthermore, an individual who resides in a

county in which a designated high school or Community

College is located and who has maintained a legal bona-

fide resident status for a period of at least 12 con-

secutive months prior to the first day of the semester

in which enrollment is sought, may also be charged a

differential tuition.



Northern Nevada Community College, Truckee Meadows

Community College, University of Nevada-Reno and Western

Nevada Community College have identified those high

schools and Community Colleges, located in areas of

Northern California bordering Nevada for which a town

or city in Nevada provides a significant source of goods

and services:



Modoc County, California

Modoc High School

Surprise Valley High School

Warner High School



Lassen County, California

Credence High School

Herlong High School

Lassen Community College

Lassen High School



Plumas County, California

Almanor High School

Beckworth High School

Chester Jr-Sr High School

Feather River Community College

Greenville Jr-Sr High School

Indian Valley High School

Portola Jr-Sr High School

Quincy Jr-Sr High School

Sierra High School



Sierra County, California

Downieville Jr-Sr High School

Loyalton High School



Nevada County, California

Tahoe-Truckee Jr-Sr High School



Placer County, California

North Tahoe High School

Sierra High School



El Dorado County, California

Mt. Tallac High School

Lake Tahoe Community College

South Tahoe High School



Alpine County, California

includes residents of the designated high

school or Community College districts in

El Dorado or Mono Counties



Mono County, California

Coleville High School

Lee Vining High School

Mammoth High School



Inyo County, California

Big Pine High School

Bishop High School

Palisade High School



The differential tuition will be $200 per semester.



This policy will be effective for qualified students

enrolling for the Fall 1988 semester. No reclassifica-

tion under this policy shall give rise to any claim for

refund of tuition already paid to the University of

Nevada.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Good Neighbor Tuition

policy for the 4 northern UNS institutions. Mrs. Sparks

seconded.



President Crowley introduced Dr. David Hansen, Director of

New Progrms at UNR who has been instrumental in developing

this policy.



Mr. Eardley questioned if Idaho residents would be likely to

attend NNCC if this policy were extended to them, and Presi-

dent Berg stated that NNCC would consider this possibility.



President Crowley informed the Board that approximately 70-

80 California residents will take advantage of this policy,

and indicated that this number is also the "break-even"

point.



Discussion ensued about expanding the policy Statewide and

it was noted that the southern UNS institutions are consid-

ering this policy but have not finalized it at this time.



Motion carried.



The meeting recessed and reconvened at 12:45 P.M. with all Re-

Regents present except Regents Foley, Karamanos and Kenney.



24. Approved Handbook Addition, Grants-in-Aid, Native Americans



Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 18,

Section 4, Grants-in-Aid, Native Americans, as follows:



4. For the purposes of this section, members of the Washoe

Tribe of Nevada and California who reside within the

Washoe Tribal Service area shall be considered Nevada

Resident Native Americans.



This would allow those members of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada

and California who reside within the Washoe Tribal Service

area to be considered Nevada residents for tuition purposes.

See Ref. H, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook addition re-

garding Grants-in-Aid to Native Americans. Mrs. Sheerin

seconded. Motion carried.



25. Approved Easements, UNR



Approved the following easements between the Board of Re-

gents and Sierra Pacific Power Company:



A. Easement for Blanket Power Distribution as it relates

to the College of Agriculture Main Station Field

Laboratory.



A portion of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 22, Southwest

1/4 of Section 14 and Southeast 1/4 of Section 15, Town-

ship 19 North, Range 20 East, M. D. B. & M., Washoe

County, Nevada.



An easement being all that certain real property de-

scribed as the South parcel by Document Number 763029,

Filed for Record October 8, 1981, in Book 1681, Page

0058 of the Official Records of Washoe County, Nevada.



Said utility facilities being the common use areas.

Common use area is defined as to be all that portion

lying within the above described parcel, excepting that

portion under the structures. The utility facilities

to be installed at locations mutually agreed upon by

owner of record at the time of installation and utility

company.



B. Easement for Overhead Electrical Distribution in the

area of the married student housing.



The existing power and telephone lines are so close to

the ground that an individual could reach the lines,

causing damage to the lines, and possible injury to the

individual. The new alignment is adjacent to the Uni-

versity Villege buildings.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the easements between the

Board of Regents/UNR and Sierra Pacific Power Company. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



26. Approved Handbook Amendment, Student Government, UNR



Approved the following amendment to the Handbook, Title 4,

Chapter 20, Section 2.A(3):



B. Student Government



Section 2.A



3. An institutional President may delegate to a full-

time professional business manager, employed by a

student association, all or part of the responsi-

bilities and authority delegated to a business

center controller or purchasing director for other

University funds. If such delegation is made, (1)

the associated students' business manager will be

guided by the same generally accepted accounting

principles for Colleges and Universities as are

Division controllers, and (2) the association's

books shall be audited at least once in every 3-year

period and a report on the audit shall be presented

to the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the Handbook changes regard-

ing Student Government at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



27. Approved Position, DRI



Approved the establishment of a new position at DRI, that of

Vice President of Research. President Taranik stated that

a national and international search will be performed for

this new position. This position will better facilitate

the acquisitions of the major research institutes. Funding

will be requested in the base budget for DRI and will be

comparable to the salaries of the University Vice President

positions, but DRI will conduct a survey of similar research

institutions.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the new Vice President for

Research position at DRI. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Galla-

gher.



28. Approved a Personnel Manual for DRI Technologists



Approved a personnel manual for DRI Technologists. The

manual is filed in the Regents Office.



President Taranik explained that the personnel administra-

tion guidelines for 75 research technologists at DRI is on

a 1-year pilot program. DRI will make adjustments through-

out the year and report back to the Board at that time.



Legal Counsel Klasic said that in order for this manual to

be in compliance with the discipline procedures in the UNS

Code an amendment will be submitted at the next meeting.



Since DRI is exempt under the NRS statutes regarding person-

nel policies, the Universities cannot utilize this personnel

manual for their research personnel.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Personnel Manual for DRI

Technologists on a pilot basis with authority given to the

President to make necessary changes and to report back to

the Board after one year. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



29. Review of Status of Southern Nevada Science Center - DRI



President Taranik reviewed the status of the Southern Nevada

Science Center, stating that DRI is exploring several op-

tions in obtaining the building through gifts, grants, joint

ventures, builders, lease-back agreements, the State Capital

Improvement list, and the DRI Research Foundation. There

are a number of developers, Federal and State agencies, and

firms interested in leasing the space. DRI is pursuing an

architectural concept for approximately 40,000 square feet.



30. Approved Building Construction, UNLV



Approved construction and naming of a new building which

will house Student Services. The building will cost

$200,000 and funding will come from contributions by Mr.

Eugene R. Warner.



Also approved naming the building the Eugene R. Warner

Student Services building. Further, UNLV will seek ap-

proval of the State Public Works Board.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the construction and the nam-

ing of the Eugene R. Warner Student Services building at

UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



31. Approved Building Construction, UNLV



Approved construction and naming of a new building which

will house the Department of Public Safety. The building

will cost $300,000 and funding is from a contribution by

Mr. Claude I. Howard.



Also approved naming the building the Claude Howard Public

Safety building. Further, UNLV will seek approval of the

State Public Works Board.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval ofthe construction and the nam-

ing of the Claude Howard Public Safety Building. Mr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



32. Approved Amendment of Contract, UNLV



Approved the amendment to the existing contract with Barnes

and Noble Bookstores, Inc., as outlined in Ref. I, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the amendment to the contract

with Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Inc. Mrs. Sparks second-

ed. Motion carried.



Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.



33. Approved Architects, UNLV



Approved architects and/or engineers for the following proj-

ects at UNLV. These firms were selected by a committee.



1. O & M Yard Prefab Leo F. Borns, Architect

2. 4KV Electrical Mods Kennedy, Jenks, Chilton,

Associates

3. Remodel Old Library Physical Plant

4. Resurface Track Facility Physical Plant

5. Remodel Old Engineering Bldg. Robert Larson &

Associates

6. Controlled Environment

Ecological Research Facility Morganti Group



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the architects and/or engi-

neers at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



34. Approved Handbook Amendment, Special Parking Zones, CCCC



Approved Amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 13,

Section C.5, Subsection 4, Special Parking Zones at CCCC,

as follows:



4. Handicapped Parking. Handicapped parking permits are

issued to individuals with a permanent or temporary

disabling affliction which affects his/her walking

ability. The Campus also recognizes valid State is-

sued decals. Applications to park in Campus designated

handicapped spaces must be accompanied by a documented

medical statement specifying the handicap and period

of need by Vocational Rehabilitation, a private physi-

cian, or other State agency. The Director of Physical

Plant is authorized to approve handicapped parking

permits. Handicapped areas are painted with "Handi-

capped" stenciled on each parking slot and are further

marked by signs showing the Handicapped Parking Symbol.



In addition to any fee which may be imposed by these

Parking and Traffic Regulations, any person parking in

a handicapped parking zone who is not entitled to do so

shall be subject to towing and/or storage charges as-

sessed by the firm authorized to tow or impound vehicles

or the Department of Public Safety.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Special Parking Zones at CCCC. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.

Motion carried.



35. Approved Resolution for Loan, WNCC



Approved a resolution (#88-1) accepting a loan for WNCC in

the amount of up to $525,000 to construct a new facility in

Fallon, and affirmation of the note as a qualified tax-

exempt obligation.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution accepting a loan

for WNCC to construct a new facility in Fallon, and affirm-

ing that the note is a qualified tax-exempt obligtion. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



36. Approved Pilot Program, TMCC



Approved TMCC to serve as a pilot program for a change in

the part-time faculty fee waiver program adopted by the

Board in Fall, 1987.



The waiver allows a part-time faculty a fee waiver for a

number of credits equal to the number of credits taught the

previous semester. Courses taken must be at the College

where the faculty member is teaching.



TMCC is requesting this change: If the faculty member does

not wish to use the waiver, a spouse and/or a financially

dependent child of the faculty member would be allowed to do

so. TMCC will evaluate the program at the end of the aca-

demic year, and will report back to the Board.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the pilot program for a change

in the part-time faculty fee waiver pogram at TMCC and will

report back to the Board at the end of this academic year.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



37. New Business



Chairman Whitley commended President Berg, Dr. Charles

Greenhaw, Mr. Stan Aiazzi and NNCC staff for the accom-

modations and hosting the Board of Regents meeting at NNCC.



The meeting adjourned at 1:40 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

01-28-1988