02/19/1987

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 19-20, 1987








02-19-1987

Pages 23-49



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

February 19-20, 1987



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202,

Donald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Mr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Fordham (DRI), Larry

Goodnight (WNCC), John Heise (CCCC), Phyllis Henderson (TMCC),

Donald Jessup (UNR), Gary Jones (UNLV), Dave Bartlett (Unit) and

Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Kenney at 3:30

P.M. on Thursday, February 19, 1987. Upon motion by Mrs. Sparks,

seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the Board moved to a closed personnel

session for the purpose of discussing the character, alleged mis-

conduct, professional competence or physical or mental health of

a person(s) in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The open session of the Board of Regents began at 10:00 A.M. on

Friday, February 20, 1987.



1. Accepted Gift of Land, CCCC



Approved a gift of land from the Associated Lane Management

Corp. This parcel of land is described as the Northwest

Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 19

south, Range 62 East M. D. B. & M., lying northwesterly of

the right-of-way line of Interstate Freeway Route 15. Its

current approved fair market value is $135,000.



The terms of this gift stipulate that the proceeds, when

sold, or the profit, when developed, be used to establish an

endowment fund to encourage, promote and facilitate profes-

sional development opportunities for Clark County Community

College teaching faculty members.



President Meacham introduced Mr. Joseph Thiriot, Mrs. Jewel

Mc Kay, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Love, Ms. Gail Harris and Mr.

Kris Ballard, members of the Board of Directors of the As-

sociated Land Management Corp. Mr. Thiriot, President,

stated that Mr. Harold Mc Kay began this corporation ex-

clusively for education personnel a number of years ago to

invest in real estate. Because many members are now retir-

ed, the corporation is being dissolved, and its final act

was the presentation of land to CCCC.



Mrs. Mc Kay informed the Board that she was UNLV's first

Director of Admissions 30 years ago. At the time of the

closing of the corporation, she reported that there were 162

shareholders and indicated that this gift is a living trib-

ute to education for the benefit of teachers.



Mrs. Whitley moved acceptance of the gift of land from the

Associated Land Management Corp. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



2. 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 Janu-

ary 8-9, 1987, and the special meeting, held January

29, 1987.



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

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



(3) Approved the following person be added to the Engineer-

ing Advisory Committee at UNLV:



Mr. Bruce Becker, Las Vegas

Mr. James F. Lowman, Las Vegas



(4) Approved the following persons be added to the School

of Medicine Advisory Board:



Mr. Ralph Clark, North Las Vegas



(5) Approved the following persons to serve on the National

Scientific Advisory Committee at DRI:



General



Dr. Clifford Murino, Boulder, Colorado

Dr. Arthur Anderson, Incline Village



Atmospheric Sciences



Professor Thomas Van der Haar, Fort Collins,

Colorado

Professor Larry Gates, Corvallis, Oregon



Biological Sciences



Dr. Barry Osmond, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Nathan E. Tolbert, East Lansing Michigan



Energy & Environmental Engineering



Dr. Sheldon K. Friedlander, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Volker A. Mohnen, Albany, New York



Social Sciences



Dr. Fred Wendorf, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Robert Dunnell, Seattle, Washington



Water Resources



Dr. Helen Ingram, Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Ernest T. Smerdon, Austin, Texas



Mrs. Kenney moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Klaich commended the Presidents and Vice Chancellor

for Finance Ron Sparks on the superlative work presented be-

fore the Senate Finance Committee.



On behalf of the members of the Board of Regents, Chairman

Klaich thanked the Athletic Department and Running Rebels

basketball team for the gifts they had bestowed upon each

member.



Chairman Klaich announced the resignation of Dr. George M.

Hidy, President of Desert Research Institute. Dr. Hidy will

resign in mid-May to accept a position as Vice President and

Environmental Division Director of the Electric Power Re-

search Institute in Palo Alto, California. The Board of

Regents will form a search committee consisting of the DRI

Liaison Committee members (Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chair, Jim

Eardley, Joan Kenney, June Whitley and citizen representa-

tives Fred Gibson and Arthur Anderson).



Regent Foley requested that President Hidy present a report

to the Board prior to his leaving. President Hidy stated

that working for UNS has been a great pleasure and that he

would be willing to work with the Search Committee.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson outlined the status of legislation involv-

ing UNS. Following are the highlights of his remarks:



The Senate Finance Committee has reviewed all UNS budgets

except those for WNCC, TMCC and the School of medicine.

Those budgets will be presented to that Committee in early

March. Assembly Ways and Means reviewed UNS budgets and an

education subcommittee of the full money committee will re-

view capital improvement needs of UNLV during an on-site

tour this week.



UNS is seeking permanent representation on a proposed stand-

ing legislative committee that would be charged with ad-

dressing Nevada health care issues. UNS representation is

sought because the bill draft request charges the committee

with several duties related to education.



A. B. 26 provides additional circumstances under which pub-

lic meetings may be closed, including conferences to permit

an attorney for a public body to discuss with his clients

pending litigation regarding disputes involving that body;

and, to appoint a person to public office or as a member

of a public body. Referred to Committee on Government

Affairs.



A. B. 25 prohibits delegation by the Department of Personnel

of its powers and duties. UNS testified against the measure

before the Assembly Committee on Government Affairs, main-

taining the current decentralized system is more responsive

and efficient to UNS and its employees.



A. J. R. 22 would amend the State Constitution to allow for

the pickup of the federal estate tax only to the extent of

the credit allowed the State against the federal estate tax.

(This measure is similar to Question 5 but does not earmark

the funds for education.)



A. B. 62 would increase subsistence allowances for State

Officers/employees traveling on business in State from

$47.50 per day to $55 per day. Referred to Assembly Ways

and Means.



A. B. 64 appropriates $6.3 million to UNS to construct a new

engineering and laboratory center for the UNS College of

Engineering. (A hearing was held before the Assembly Ways

and Means Committee, but no action was taken.)



S. B. 5 allows for the pickup of the credit against the

federal estate tax and provides for the possibility of

retroactive collection. The bill was discussed by the

Assembly Taxation Committee, which heard testimony regard-

ing the feasibility of the retroactive provision, but no

action was taken.



S. B. 23 is identifical to the S. B. 5 bill draft but does

not include the retroactive collection provision. Both

measures were heard by the Senate Taxation Committee. S. B.

5 was passed by the Senate and referred to the Assembly.

S. B. 23 could be amended to specify that fund generated

would be divided equally between public schools and higher

education, and to define how it is allocated.



S. B. 27 would expand the Medicaid program within the School

of Medicine to serve at least 10,000 patients by 1991, and

appropriates $500,000 during this biennium to support clinic

operations. The measure was heard by the Senate Human Re-

sources Committee. The bill was amended to allow the School

to treat Aid to Dependent Children recipients after they

leave the welfare rolls, and was referred to the Senate

Finance Committee.



S. B. 29 would appropriate $1.2 million to UNS to equip a

health education science building for use by CCCC. Among

its multiple uses would be clinic operations for Medicaid

recipients. The building would be donated by Las Vegas

philanthropist Claude Howard on land donated by the federal

government. In testimony before the Senate Human Resources

Committee, lawmakers were told the Las Vegas parcel must be

used for some educational facility by 1991 or it reverts

back to the federal government. UNS officials testified

they were concerned that funding for operations be provided

for the facility. Clarifying amendments are being drafted.



S. B. 31 would establish an ethics institute within the

School of Medicine. Its purpose would be to study issues

related to medical standards and medical ethics. Startup

costs for 1987-89 are estimated to be $427,000. UNS offi-

cials testified before the Senate Human Resources Committee

that the institute is not included in the Board of Regents

priorities for enhancements. This measure, as well as S. B.

27 and S. B. 29, were included in final recommendations of

the interim legislative Study of Restraining Costs of Medi-

cal Care, Chaired by Senator Ray Rawson.



S. B. 40 would require that at least 10% of all continuing

education of health care professionals include instruction

in preventive care. Chairman Rawson said a fiscal impact

determination might be developed for presentation at a

future work session.



S. B. 79 grants the Board of Regents immunity from certain

federal court suits. Testimony was heard before the Senate

Human Resources Committee and the bill draft was transferred

to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Its purpose is to give

legislative clarification of judicial decisions which have

held that the Board of Regents and UNS have an immunity un-

der the 11th amendment of the U. S. Constitution. This

means that the Board and the System may not be sued in cer-

tain cases in federal district court. The measure does not

create any new defense for Regents or UNS, nor does it

abolish any current rights of UNS employees. It does not

provide any immunity above and beyond that currently enjoyed

by the Board and UNS.



S. B. 67 removes limitations on the Board of Regents to

determine admission standards for UNS institutions was ap-

proved by the Senate and is now in the Assembly Human Re-

sources Committee.



Further, Chancellor Dawson reported that gifts and grants

received for the year 1986 were in excess of $50 million.



5. Emergency Item: Request to Sell Property, UNLV



President Maxson requested approval to consider an emergency

item on the agenda to sell UNLV property within the next 30

days. If addressed at the April Board meeting, the offer

would not be available.



Mr. Karamanos moved to accept an emergency item concerning

the sale of UNLV property. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion

carried.



President Maxson requested approval to sell 29.77 acres of

land located southeast of the runway of Nellis Air Force

Base. The land was conveyed to the Board of Regents on

October 2, 1958, with the stipulation, "that this grant is

made on the condition that the property herein conveyed may

not be sold and conveyed to anyone except the U. S. Govern-

ment for the expansion of Nellis Air Base."



The Department of the Army has made an appraisal on behalf

of the Air Force and has submitted it to the University as

an offer to buy the land at the appraised value of $233,500.

This offer was received on February 17 and there is a need

for prompt response. As the Air Force needs to begin con-

struction, it has requested the University's approval on

the offer to sell within 30 days.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the sale of UNLV property.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the land is useless to UNLV

and is land-locked between government parcels. Mr. John

Fordham, DRI Research Engineer, has conducted a land study

on this parcel and agrees with the sale.



Motion carried.



6. Emergency Item: Request Approval to Seek Legislation, WNCC



President Calabro requested approval to introduce a bill to

the Legislature which would permit construction of a wing at

the Carson City facility.



Mr. Foley moved to accept an emergency item concerning leg-

islation for WNCC to construct a wing at the Carson City

facility. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



President Calabro explained that the Governor's recommenda-

tion for 1987-89 capital improvements did not include the

construction of an addition to the Carson City facility. He

requested authorization for UNS to seek legislation permit-

ting a $1.1 million student fee revenue bond to construct

the addition.



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the request to seek legisla-

tion to permit a $1.1 million student fee revenue bond to

construct a wing at the Carson City facility. Mrs. Kenney

seconded.



Chancellor Dawson stated that if the Legislature passes this

legislation, WNCC will present the details of the bond sale

to the Board of Regents. The bond issue will be retired

from funds collected by students attending WNCC ($130,000

is collected per year with the debt service estimated at

$110,000, leaving a $20,000 surplus.)



Motion carried.



7. Information Only - Recommendations for Award of Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the April 2-3, 1987 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

award of tenure, effective July 1, 1987, to the follow-

ing:



George Bierkamper, Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Robert E. Blesse, Rank III, Library

Kimberly B. Boal, Associate Professor of Managerial

Sciences

*Paula W. Brown, Rank II, Cooperative Extension Service,

College of Agriculture

Susan M. Ervin, Assistant Professor of Nursing

*William T. Gerthoffer, Assistant Professor of Pharma-

cology

Gerald Gifford, Professor of Range, Wildlife & Forestry

*Viktoria Hertling, Assistant Professor of Foreign

Languages & Literatures

*Martha Hildreth, Assistant Professor of History

*George C. Hill, Assistant Professor of Agricultural

Education & Communications

*Karen L. Hinton, Rank II, Cooperative Extension Service,

College of Agriculture

Marianne C. Papa, Rank II, Cooperative Extension Serv-

ice, College of Agriculture

Ramana G. Reddy, Associte Professor of Chemical &

Metallurgical Engineering

Sachiko T. St. Jeor, Associate Professor of Nutrition

Education & Research Program

John M. Strefeler, Associate Professor of Accounting &

Computer Information Systems

*William S. Templeton, Associate Professor of Curriculum

& Instruction

*Janet Usinger-Lesquereux, Rank II, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

*Tracy L. Veach, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry &

Behavioral Sciences

*Guy Wagener, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages &

Literatures



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1987, to the

following:



Dale Andersen, Counseling, Educational Psychology &

Foundations, Education

Cheryl Bowles, Nursing, Health Sciences

Cathie Kelly, Art, Arts and Letters

Daniel Mc Allister, Management, Business & Economics

Douglas Reynolds, Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Science,

Mathematics & Engineering

Robert Smith, Economics, Business & Economics

Michael Stitt, English, Arts & Letters

*Alan Stutts, Hotel, Hotel Administration

Skip Swerdlow, Finance, Business & Economics



C. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1987, to

the following:



Daniel Adams, Business Division

Ann Bell, Health Sciences Department

Linda Blakely, Admissions and Records

Kent Duffy, Learning Resources Center

Aurora Eustaquio, Arts and Science Division

Paula Funkhouser, Business/Management Division

Phyllis Henderson, Arts and Science Division

Mark Johnson, Industrial/Technical and Public Service

Jackie Kirkland, Student Services

Nadine Phinney, Learning Resources Center

Rebecca Porter, Arts and Science Division

Steven Zideck, Arts and Science Division



D. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1987, to

the following:



Jack Anderson, Automotive Instructor, Educational

Services



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.



8. Information Only - Recommendations for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment to

rank have been forwarded for Board consideration. This is

an information item only, with action scheduled for the

April 2-3, 1987 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

the following promotions, effective July 1, 1986:



David O. Antonuccio, to Associate Professor of Psychia-

try & Behavioral Sciences

*Paula W. Brown, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

*William T. Gerthoffer, to Associate Professor or Pharma-

cology

Peter J. Goin, to Associate Professor of Art

*Viktoria Hertling, to Associate Professor of Foreign

Languages & Literatures

*Martha Hildreth, to Associate Professor of History

*George C. Hill, to Associate Professor of Agricultural

Education & Communications

*Karen L. Hinton, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

A. Z. Joy, to Rank IV, Cooperative Extension Service,

College of Agriculture

Claude K. Lardinois, to Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine

Robert J. Morrison, to Professor of Art

Kenneth J. Peak, to Associate Professor of Criminal

Justice

Keith Priestley, to Professor of Geological Sciences

Phyllis A. Reed, to Associate Professor of Social &

Health Resources

David R. Seibert, to Professor of Speech & Theatre

Catherine P. Smith, to Professor of Music (retroactive

to July 1, 1986)

*William S. Templeton, to Professor of Curriculum &

Instruction

Dave Torell, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension Service,

College of Agriculture

*Janet Usinger-Lesquereux, to Rank III, Cooperative

Extension Service, College of Agriculture

*Tracy L. Veach, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry &

Behavioral Sciences

*Guy Wagener, to Associate Professor of Foreign Languages

& Literatures

Larry A. Walters, to Associate Professor of Speech &

Theatre

Robert J. Watters, to Professor of Geological Sciences

Joan S. Zenan, to Rank IV, Savitt Medical Library,

School of Medicine



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommends the following promotions, effective July 1,

1987:



Leslie Cummings, to Associate Professor of Hotel

Robert Dodge, to Professor of English

Shelley Heaton, to Rank II, Library

Stanley Hillyard, to Professor of Biological Science

Martha Knack, to Professor of Anthropology

Laralee Nelson, to Rank II, Library

William Quain, to Associate Professor of Marketing

John Stefanelli, to Professor of Hotel

*Alan Stutts, to Associate Professor of Hotel

George Urioste, to Professor of Anthropology

David Weide, to Professor of Geoscience

Evangelos Yfantis, to Professor of Computer Science/

Electrical Engineering

Leonard Zane, to Professor of Physics



C. Desert Research Institute - President Hidy recommends

the following promotions, effective July 1, 1987:



Abul K. Bhuiya, to Rank IV of Radiological Safety Board

Jonathan Davis, to Research Professor of Social Sciences

Richard Egami, to Research Associate IV of Energy and

Environmental Engineering Center

David P. Rogers, to Rank III of Energy and Environmental

Engineering Center

Jeff Seemann, to Associate Research Professor of Bio-

logical Sciences Center

John G. Watson, to Rank IV of Energy and Environmental

Engineering Center

Larry Young, to Research Associate III of Atmospheric

Sciences Center



*Also recommended for Tenure.



9. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held February 19, 1987, were made by Regent James

Eardley, Chairman.



(1) Approved to transfer approximately $7 million now man-

aged by First Interstate Bank Trust to the following:



1. Pacific Financial Research $4,000,000

2. Common Fund Global Bond Fund 2,750,000

3. Operating Funds for Temporary Investment 250,000

$7,000,000



Mrs. Edna Brigham, Endowment Director, related the re-

view process used by the Investment Advisory Committee.



(2) Approved to add a real estate investment trust to the

endowed pool as another area of diversification to the

portfolio, and recommended a commitment of $1.5 million

be made to the Advent Realty Fund, with TA Associates

Realty serving as Trustee/Advisor. The fund has a

finite life with liquidation by the year 2000. The

$1.5 million is to be paid in 3 equal installments of

$500,000 over a 3-year period, the 1st of which will

consist of the $250,000 now accumulated in the "addi-

tions to the Endowed Pool" account. The funds in the

"additions" account will be transferred temporarily to

operating funds to be held along with the $250,000 from

fund managed by FIIA until the 1st installment of

$500,000 is due to the Advent Realty Fund.



Mrs. Brigham explained the need to further diversify

the endowed pool portfolio to include a real estate

investment trust and a new defensive style manager.

Cambridge Associates highly recommended TA Associates

Realty. Real Estate has historically been good when

the market has been down and this fund will be utilized

in purchasing properties and renovating the property

for resale.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



10. Approved Emeritus Status



Approved those nominated for emeritus standing effective

upon their retirement.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommend-

ed the following for promotion to emeritus status:



Verle R. Bohman, Professor of Animal Science

Rodney V. Connor, Associate Professor of English

Willard F. Day, Jr., Professor of Psychology

Philip J. Gillette, M. P. H., Assistant to the Dean of

the School of Medicine and Lecturer of Managerial

Sciences

Nancy R. Hooper, Assistant Professor of English

Shirley Howard-Shoup, Associate Professor of Nursing

Earl W. Kersten, Professor of Geography

Geroline Lunsford, Chair, Northeastern Extension Area

Emory L. Marshall, Extension Agent-in-Charge

Roberta Kiefer Orcutt, Physical Sciences Librarian

Paul W. Mc Reynolds, Professor of Psychology

Clarence M. Skau, Professor of Range, Wildlife and

Forestry



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended the following for promotion to emeritus status:



Rita Denin Abbey, Professor of Art

Bert B. Babero, Professor of Biology

W. Glen Bradley, Professor of Biology, posthumous

Verdun Trione, Professor of Counseling, Educational

Psychology and Foundations



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of those nominated for emeritus

standing. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



11. Approved Allocation of Grants-in-Aid for 1987-88



NRS 396.540 provides for tuition waivers to "students from

other states and foreign countries, not to exceed a number

equal to 3% of the total matriculated enrollment of students

for the past preceding Fall semester." Board policy pro-

vides for similar grants-in-aid for the same number of stu-

dents for the payment of in-state registration fees.



Based on enrollment figures for Fall, 1986, the officers

requested the following allocation of grants-in-aid for

Fall, 1987-88:

In-State Out-of-State

UNR

Athletics 100 100

Music 40 25

Foreign 0 15*

Other (General) 128 128

Totals 268 268



*30 1/2 Awards



UNLV

Athletics 103 103

Music 80 80

Other (General) 112 112

Native Americans 10

Totals 305 295



CCCC

Regents 104

Native Americans 10

Totals 114



NNCC

Regents 15

Native Americans 17

Totals 32



TMCC

Regents 77

Veterans 0

Native Americans 3

Totals 80



WNCC

Regents 34

Native Americans 7

Totals 41



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the allocation of Grants-

in-Aid for 1987-88. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



12. Nominations for Distinguished Nevadans, UNR and UNLV



Mrs. Whitley moved, and Mr. Foley seconded, that the follow-

ing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that

the awards be presented at commencement at UNLV in May 1987:



Mr. Daniel F. Byron

Ms. Charlotte Hill

Mr. John H. Midby

Mr. Vassili Sulich

Mr. Joe Williams



Motion carried.



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

lowing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that

the awards be presented at UNR in May 1987:



Mrs. Andrea Pelter

William S. "Si" and Marilyn Redd

Mr. William Swackhammer



Motion carried.



13. Nominations for Honorary Degrees, UNR and UNLV



Mrs. Whitley moved, and Mr. Foley seconded, that an Honorary

Degree be presented to the following person with presenta-

tion made at Commencement at UNLV in May, 1987:



Mr. Art W. Ham, Jr.



Motion carried.



Mr. Eardley moved, and Mrs. Whitley seconded, that an Honor-

ary Degree be presented to the following persons with pres-

entations made at Commencement at UNR in May, 1987:



Mr. Don Bently

Mr. Louis W. Mc Hardy

Mr. Allen N. Neuharth



Motion carried.



14. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held February 19, 1987, were made by Regent

Joan Kenney, Acting Chairman.



(1) Approved the update report on the Professional Develop-

ment Degree program at UNLV.



In August, 1986 the Board of Regents passed the Phase

II Proposal for a Professional Development Degree in

Science and Education at UNLV. This program is ad-

ministered jointly by the College of Education and the

College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering. The

fields of study include biological science, general

science, mathematics or physical sciences. The program

was designed to help meet a demonstrated need for qual-

ified science and mathematics teachers in Nevada, and,

specifically, Clark County.



The Academic Affairs Committee had requested a 6-month

progress report.



Vice President Unrue further explained that 10 students

who have received their undergraduate degrees have been

accepted to the program. This Professional Development

Degree falls between an undergraduate degree and a

master's degree. The State Board of Education has

agreed to recognize this degree and will reward their

teachers with pay raises accordingly.



(2) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a Ph. D. in Environ-

mental Biology at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-2,

filed in the Regents Office.



This program will provide opportunities for students in

the areas of environmental physiology, comparative eco-

physiology, aquatic ecology and desert biology. Ad-

mission to the program will require a B. S. in the Life

Sciences or an allied discipline, and a 3.0 grade point

average, with a 3.2 in biological and related fields.

The curriculum will consist of a total of 72 credits

in biology and statistics, with a minimum of 60 credits

required. Preliminary examinations will be administer-

ed after the first semester to assist the student in

establishment of a course of study. Written and oral

comprehensive examinations as well as a maximum of 18

credits in dissertation will be required. Graduates

must also demonstrate competency in a foreign language.



The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with

a comprehensive exposure to environmental biology. An

individual doctor advising committee will assist the

student in designing a specific course of study to

match the student's needs. Each student will be re-

quired to complete one year as a graduate teaching

assistant. All but two of the courses of study cur-

rently exist.



Funding is projected at $432,870 for the 1st year of

the program. This includes $300,000 for an Ecophysiol-

ogy Research Facility to be used for plant cultivation,

experimental manipulations and instrument installation

and operations.



The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-

gents in March, 1986.



Dr. Peter Starkweather, Director of Biological Sci-

ences, informed the Committee that the faculty unani-

mously endorsed this program and that it will integrate

scholars from the UNR and DRI. He thanked his col-

leagues from DRI and UNR for their continuing support.



(3) Approved the name change from the Department of Audio

Visual Services at UNLV to TeleMedia Services. This

change will reflect more accurately the services it

provides.



Mr. Mike Stowers, Director of TeleMedia Services, ex-

plained some of the responsibilities of the Department

and stated that with this new name change the Depart-

ment will be able to utilize the external market more

efficiently.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



On behalf of the Biological Sciences Department and the Col-

lege of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Dr. Peter

Starkweather thanked the Board of Regents for approving the

Ph. D. in Environmental Biology at UNLV.



15. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held February 19, 1987, were made by Regent Joseph Foley,

Chairman.



(1) Mr. Tom Brooker and Ms. Debbie Smith of Kafoury-Arm-

strong, UNS outside auditing firm, presented its report

of the UNS 1986 Financial Statements, and the Manage-

ment Letter, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Whitley asked why this report took so long to de-

liver to the Board of Regents, and Ms. Smith explained

that the UNS waits for accruals to close out at the

end of the fiscal year, then the financial statements

have to be collected and delivered to Kafoury-Arm-

strong. These statements were received in October,

when Kafoury-Armstrong began its work on the state-

ments.



Ms. Smith informed the Board that 4 recommendations

from the June 30, 1985 Management Letter have not yet

been implemented:



1. Lack of adequate control over donated assets and

the timing and valuation of equipment additions and

deletions;



2. Inability of financial reporting system to provide

adequate financial information on a timely manner

and in a form which is most useful to management;



3. Inadequate controls over electronic data processing

including security, maintenance and development,

disaster recovery and internal audit; and



4. Lack of timely and sufficient documentation of

noncash items on the books and records of the

System.



Mrs. Cardinal responded, stating that UNS anticipates

that these problems will be solved when the new fin-

ancial system and human resources systems are imple-

mented in July, but that these unimplemented recom-

mendations will be delivered to the new outside audit-

ing firm of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.



Mr. Foley stated that these recommendations did not

result in any loss for UNS, but that Kafoury-Armstrong

felt they should be reported to the Board of Regents.



Mr. Karamanos expressed his gratitude for the audit

work of Kafoury-Armstrong and its service to UNS.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the UNS Financial State-

ment and Management Letter for FY 86. Mr. Karamanos

seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Foley requested a follow-up report at the April

meeting regarding the audit recommendations presented

by Kafoury-Armstrong, Co.



(2) Approved the audit of the UNLV Personnel Department,

January 1, 1985 through May 31, 1986.



The audit report was distributed at the meeting and is

filed in the Regents Office.



Mr. Karamanos questioned the verification of creden-

tials for professionals, and Mrs. Sandi Cardinal,

Internal Audit Director, stated that the professional

files do need to be standardized for proper verifi-

cation.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the audit report and rec-

ommendations of the the Personnel Department at UNLV.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



16. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held February 19, 1987, were made by Regent

Carolyn Sparks, Chairman.



(1) Approved use of $30,000 from the Capital Improvement

Fee Fund to improve the entrance to the extension of

Gym Road. This project will improve traffic flow for

the Thomas and Mack Center, and will assist in the

traffic flow for the proposed residence halls.



(2) Approved the following rates for Summer and conference

housing, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 15.2.c, Summer

Session:



c. Summer Session and Conference



Current Proposed

Rates for 1987

Per Night Rates



All Halls Except White Pine Hall

Double Occupancy $ 6.00 $ 7.00

Single Occupancy 7.50 8.50



White Pine Hall

1-Bedroom, 1 Person $ 9.50 $ 8.50

Double Occupancy N/A 7.00

2-Bedroom, 2-4 Persons 19.00 N/A

4-Bedroom, 5-8 Persons 36.00 N/A



The proposed rates are for the room only. There will

be additional charges of 50 cents per night for each

of the following items: 1) bed linens and pillow; 2)

blanket; 3) towels.



(3) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budget for the

School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry new ac-

count:

1987 Budget

Estimate

Revenues

Gift $102,938

Interest Income 3,000

Total Source of Funds $105,938



Expenditures

Classified Salaries (FTE 2.00) $ 27,368

Fringe Benefits 8,209

Operating 10,000

Out-of-State Travel 5,000

Ending Account Balance 55,361

Total Use of Funds $105,938



(4) Approved the expenditure of $45,000 from the Capital

Improvement Fee Fund for repairs and improvements of

the physical plants of the Carson and Fallon Campuses,

including additional landscaping.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendatios

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



17. Approved Appointment, TMCC



Approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Rainey as Business

& Industry Liaison Officer at TMCC at a salary of $45,000,

effective January 12, 1987.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the appointment of Mr.

Michael Rainey as Business & Industry Liaison Officer at

TMCC at a salary of $45,000, effective January 12, 1987.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



18. Approved the Addition to United Students Association Bylaws,

WNCC



Approved the following proposed addition to the United Stu-

dents Association Bylaws at WNCC:



ARTICLE IX



SECTION 7: Absence from a total of five (5) meetings

without justification deemed reasonable by

the Senate shall also result in impeachment

proceedings.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the addition to the United

Students Association Bylaws at WNCC. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



19. Approved Concept to Moyer Student Union Constitution, UNLV



Approved the concept of the selection of officers in the

Moyer Student Union Constitution. The students request

that the officers be appointed to the offices rather than

be elected. The Board requested that the detailed revisions

be submitted at the April meeting.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the concept of the selection

of officers in the Moyer Student Union Constitution. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



20. Approved the Selling of Stock, UNLV



Approved the sale of 230,000 shares of American Casino En-

terprises, Inc. stock which was donated to the Department of

Intercollegiate Athletics in 1983.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval to sell 230,000 shares of Ameri-

can Casino Enterprises, Inc. stock donated to UNLV. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



21. Approved Stipend, UNR



Approved a 10% stipend for Dr. Sharon A. Wallace, Dean,

School of Home Economics, for assuming the Acting Associate

Director of Agricultural Experiment Station, effective

December 1, 1986, until a permanent person is named to the

position.



In addition to her responsibilities as Dean, she has re-

sponsibility for overseeing the research and graduate pro-

gram in the College of Agriculture. This involves review-

ing, approving and completing federal paperwork for Hatch

Act and regional research projects; reviewing and oversee-

ing grant applications, graduate assistantship requests and

graduate program approvals.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the stipend for Dr. Sharon A.

Wallace, Dean, School of Home Economics at UNR. Mrs. Kenney

seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Appointment of Director, DRI



Approved the appointment of Dr. William Pierson as Executive

Director of the Energy and Environmental Engineering Center,

at a salary of $69,000 plus employer-paid retirement.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the appointment of Dr. William

Pierson as Executive Director of the Energy and Environ-

mental Engineering Center at DRI, at a salary of $69,000

plus employer-paid retirement. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



23. Approved Stadium Improvements, UNR



Approved a $450,000 stadium improvement project on the UNR

Campus.



Funding for the project would be provided by the Wolf Club

through the sale of signage in the stadium to businesses.

Thus far, $360,000 has been committed. The components of

the project are listed in priority order and construction

will be limited, in order of priority, to the amount of

funds available. Completion date is expected to be August

1, 1987.



North End Zone Seats (2400) $150,000

Restrooms - North End Zone 150,000

West Side Concessions 70,000

Press Box Renovation & General Landscaping 80,000

Total $450,000



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the UNR stadium improvement

project. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved to Use Capital Improvement Funds, UNR



Approved a loan of up to $349,100 from the Capital Improve-

ment Fund to purchase a high-field NMR spectrometer for the

Chemistry Department. The National Science Foundation award

for EPSCoR includes $353,150 for the purchase of this piece

of equipment; however, funds are spread over a 5-year grant

period. Repayment of the loan would made from the EPSCoR

grant as funds are released.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the use of Capital Improve-

ment Funds to purchase a high-field NMR spectrometer for

the Chemistry Department at UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



25. Approved an Agreement, UNR



Approved an agreement between the State Department of Educa-

tion and the Board of Regents in an amount not to exceed

$2730 for the UNR division of Continuing Education for the

teaching of a 1-unit course for 35 secondary teachers on

using writing to back science.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the agreement between the

State Department of Education and the Board of Regents.

Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



26. Approved Filing for Grant, UNR



Approved a UNR request to file an application for the match-

ing federal grant of up to $1,500,000 from the Bureau of

Justice Assistance to be used for an addition to the College

Inn facility. Further, it is requested that Dr. Crowley be

approved as the official representative for all grant mat-

ters.



The Board of Regents approved the 1987-91 System Capital

Improvement Requests at the January, 1986 meeting. Priority

item no. 20 of the Capital Improvement Requests was the

Continuing Education addition to the College Inn facility.

Construction of this addition is predicated on the receipt

of a 50% matching federal grant of up to $1,500,000 from the

Bureau of Justice Assistance.



In January, 1987 an application was filed for the federal

grant. Before this grant can be awarded, UNR must provide

assurance that it has legal authority to apply for the grant

and that a resolution, motion or similar action has been

duly adopted or passed an an official act of the applicant's

governing body authorizing the filing of the application,

including all understandings and assurances contained there-

in.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval for UNR to file an application

for the matching federal grant of up to $1,500,000 from the

Bureau of Justice Assistance to be used for an addition to

the College Inn facility, and that President Crowley be

authorized to serve as the official representative on all

these grant matters. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



27. Reports from Presidents on 1987-88 Goals



Each President distributed his 1987-88 institutional goals.



University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley announced the

1987-88 goals for UNR:



1. Further develop the academic and fiscal planning proc-

ess, and incorporate into that process the comprehen-

sive self-study effort preparatory to the 1988 insti-

tutional accreditation visit by the Northwest Associ-

ation of Schools and Colleges.



2. Continue the effort to develop and allocate additional

resources to designated centers of excellence.



3. Expand, as resources permit, student recruitment, aca-

demic advisement, and retention activities as required

in meeting the objectives of the University's enroll-

ment plan.



4. Continue to build a strong affirmative action and mi-

nority student recruitment capability.



5. Expand the effort to attract private funding support

through the Office of Development and the UNR Founda-

tion, focusing on the annual fund campaign, scholar-

ships, deferred giving, matching funds for such proj-

ects as the College Inn expansion and the Journalism

building, and other programs developed by the Colleges

and Schools.



6. Continue building strong government and community re-

lations, with a particular emphasis on programs con-

tributing to economic development and diversification.



7. Proceed toward accomplishment of necessary administra-

tive reorganization.



8. Develop increased appreciation for teaching and clarify

and reinforce the mutually supportive relationships be-

tween teaching and research.



9. Make progress toward resolution of problems in the area

of academic computing.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson announced

the 1987-88 goals for UNLV:



1. Uphold the authority and integrity of the President's

office at UNLV with special emphasis upon institutional

control in all areas over which the University should

exercise authority and ensure accountability.



2. Hold the confidence of the Regents, faculty, staff and

students in the President's ability to lead the Uni-

versity.



3. Attract the best and brightest students from the State

of Nevada, including those from the Community Colleges,

and continue to respond to the needs of minority stu-

dents with an increased emphasis on their recruitment.



4. Increase and improve student housing on Campus.



5. Enhance the physical plant, including beautification

of the Campus grounds.



6. Recruit and retain the best faculty scholars and staff.



7. Enhance the academic reputation of the University and

continue to develop and implement additional selective

and appropriate academic programs at the baccalaureate,

master's and doctoral levels.



8. Continue to make progress to earn accreditation for all

of our academic programs that have an appropriate ac-

creditation body.



9. Continue the development of assessment and evaluation

instruments for all programs on the UNLV Campus. Con-

tinue review of administrative structure and of pro-

grams to ensure most effective use of resources.



10. Continue support and development of the library and

curriculum, both on and off Campus, to meet new program

and research needs of a comprehensive State University.



11. Provide essential fund raising for academic programs

and for faculty and student development and increase

sponsored research.



12. Develop more and closer cooperative efforts between

UNLV and all the other Campuses in the University of

Nevada System, with special emphasis on UNR and CCCC.



13. Provide necessary assistance to our alumni and to the

formal alumni organization in order to strengthen its

role as an important support group for the University.



14. Continue to expand the University's function as a cul-

tural leader in the State through such programs as the

successful Year of the Arts.



15. Take a leading role in the economic development of the

State of Nevada.



16. Work effectively with the 1987 Legislature to ensure

appropriate funding to meet the growing educational

needs of the citizens of Nevada.



17. Enhance our academic reputation beyond the limits of

the State of Nevada, where we feel we have been suc-

cessful during the past 2 years, in order to achieve

regional and national recognition, and in so doing,

enhance the image of the State of Nevada.



Clark County Community College - President Meacham announced

the 1987-88 goals for CCCC:



1. Instructional excellence is expected of faculty, schol-

arly performance is expected of students. More specif-

ic plans include measuring teaching effectiveness and

expanding existing rewards systems for faculty, staff

and students who excel.



2. Legislative effectiveness to communicate CCCC's needs

as identified in UNS 1987-89 budget priorities.



3. Provide leadership that encourages a Systems approach

to higher education in relationships with the Chancel-

lor's Office, other institutions and business and

computing centers. In addition, create an "idea bank"

for faculty and staff to share "what works".



4. Build an ongoing, organized relationship with Clark

County School District (including outreach, faculty

exchange, articulation concerns).



5. Comply with federal, State and UNS affirmative action

mandates. This includes developing and distributing

an annual document that explains the College's goals

and those responsible for implementing them.



6. Increase community involvement in CCCC (including pro-

motion of community-based activities and training op-

portunities).



Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg announced

the 1987-88 goals for NNCC:



1. Continue to evaluate the agriculture program in light

of small enrollments.



2. Implement building modifications for Lundberg Hall.



3. Improve telecommunications between Elko and Reno/Carson

City.



4. Develop "drop-in" student information testing center

for personal counseling, career counseling and academic

advisement.



5. Improve access to research files at other libraries

(UNR, UNLV) through computers.



6. Hire a professional research group to determine the

feasibility of a capital building campaign for a stu-

dent union, and community impressions of the College.



7. Establish learning centers to serve area prison facili-

ties.



8. Continue to improve the use of telecourses.



Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney an-

nounced the 1987-88 goals for TMCC:



1. Expand efforts to secure external funding (federal,

State, private).



2. Expand business/industry services. Offer more work-

shops and seminars designed for private enterprise.



3. Expand the management information system.



4. Expand recruiting activities, including emphasis on

technical programs.



5. Emphasize planning and evaluation of technical programs

and develop new ones when appropriate. Discontinue

obsolete programs.



6. Access community image; TMCC staff will become more

active in community affairs.



7. Expand staff development activities.



8. Expand relationship with public schools.



9. Build stronger relationships with governmental agencies

such as law enforcement, firefighters, trade and craft

affiliations.



10. Establish procedures to improve effectiveness/efficien-

cy of operations.



11. Promote performing and fine arts through student in-

volvement in activities to expose students to a wider

breadth of educational experiences.



12. Develop a comprehensive evaluation system for personnel

which encourages self-development and allows creative

expression of self-expertise.



Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro an-

nounced the 1987-88 goals for WNCC:



1. Develop and review instructional programs to insure

that changing community needs are being met and that

quality assurance is maintained.



2. Develop and implement plans, within the scope of avail-

able resources, to establish an environment to increase

student presence and participation on the Carson and

Fallon Campuses.



3. Develop, plan and implement computing and telecommuni-

cation applications in instruction and administration

within the scope of available resources.



4. Utilize available resources to increase the number and

scope of support services to enhance expanded programs

and increased enrollment.



5. Plan and develop additional facilities at both Campus-

es. This includes continued assessment and improvement

of existing facilities.



6. Continue efforts to improve salaries and staff develop-

ment opportunities for all classifications of employ-

ees.



7. Emphasize the presence of the College in the community

through increased personal contacts with key groups and

individuals.



8. Review and plan new approaches to developing external

resources. This will include a cooperative assessment

and plan with the other UNS Community Colleges.



Desert Research Institute - President Hidy announced the

1987-88 goals for DRI:



1. Maintain and improve DRI's 5 centers of research, en-

hancing the institute's reputation at the State, na-

tional and international levels.



2. Strengthen DRI's research programs in southern Nevada

which contribute to its intellectual community.



3. Strengthen 2 designated centers of excellence: rural

air quality studies and the regional center of climate

studies.



4. Facilitate programs by seeking discretionary funds

through the DRI Research Park and southern Nevada.



5. Extend cooperative research and educational support be-

tween DRI, UNR and UNLV through faculty and student

interactions.



28. New Business



President Gwaltney, on behalf of the Community Colleges, re-

quested a 2-day retreat on August 10-11, 1987 to discuss

several topics such as the role of Community Colleges and

economic development, articulation, technical education,

fund raising and resource development.



The meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

02-19-1987