UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 27-28, 1981


Pages 33-68



February 27, 1981

The Board of Regents met on the above date at Western Nevada

Community College, 22Ol West Nye Lane, Carson City.

Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Mr. John Tom Ross

Mrs. June Whitley

Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President James Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI

Vice Chancelllor Larry Lessly

Secretary Bonnie Smotony

Also present were Senate Chairpersons and Student Association

Presidents from each of the Institutions.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:4O A.M.

1. Adoption of Consent Agenda

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

filed with permanent minutes) was recommended. The Consent

Agenda contained the following items:

(1) Approval of minutes of regular meeting of January 23,


(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.

(3) Resolution #81-1, concerning the safeguarding of clas-

sified information.

(4) Transfer of funds, as follows:

Estimative Budget Accounts

#81-O64 From the Ending Fund Balance to Student Serv-

ices Administration Classified, $5095; funds

needed to create a half-time position in

Financial Aids for an Administrative Aid.

Fund 01

#81-O65 From the Reserve for Contingency to Mathemat-

ics Operating, $9950; funds needed to cover

matching funds for the National Science


#81-072 From the Reserve for Contingency to Letters

of Appointment, Professional, $20,700; funds

available from Graduate Assistant salary sav-

ings due to unfilled positions for Spring


(5) Revision of UNLV Museum Budget for the Archaeology


(6) Request for six-foot wide easement required to enable

Nevada Power Company and Central Telephone Company to

provide services to the Henderson Center of Clark

County Community College.

President Crowley reported the following two additional


(a) Gift-in-kind of $4800, the difference in the appraised

value and the purchase price of l6 head of dairy cattle

from Mr. Paul Schwartz of New Plymouth, Idaho.

(b) 14 shares of American Telephone and Telegraph common

stock and 92 shares of Greyhound, Inc., common stock

with a combined value of $2213 from Mr. Gerald B.

Hartley, Jr. of Reno, Nevada. The proceeds from the

sale of this stock are to be used to augment the

Gerald and Mabel Hartley/Mackay School of Mines

Library Fund.

President Crowley also requested authorization to sell the

following shares of stock which have previously been accept-

ed by the Board of Regents.

(a) 5 shares - Champion International Company - Anonymous

proceeds to be used in support of the Dean's Contingen-

cy Fund, School of Medicine. Estimated value - $46.

(b) 375 shares - Gannett Company, Inc. - Clarence K. Jones

proceeds to be used in support of the Clarence K. Jones

Laboratory in Electrical Engineering. Estimated value

- $12,656.

(c) 103 shares - Louisiana Pacific Company - Mrs. Dudley

Stahr. Proceeds to be used in support of the Roland W.

Stahr Award in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics,

School of Medicine. Estimated value - $2,472.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the Consent Agenda, including

the additional gifts reported by President Crowley. Motion

seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.

2. Report of Selection Committee

Mrs. Whitley reported that the Search Committee had conclud-

ed its assignment, having interviewed four finalists for the

position of Chancellor and had met the previous day with the

"Specific Review Committee" required by the Code; i. e., the

Presidents, the Faculty Senate Chairpersons and the Student

Body Presidents. At the conclusion of that meeting, the

Committee unanimously voted to recommend that Dr. Robert M.

Bersi be appointed to the position of Chancellor, with an

initial two-year contract (the multi-year contract offered

in lieu of tenure), at an annual salary of $47,500, a moving

allowance of actual costs up to $7500, an annual automobile

allowance of $6000, housing allowance of $7200, and a reim-

bursable host account of $5000.

Mrs. Whitley moved that the Board of Regents approve the

Search Committee's recommendation and that Dr. Bersi be

appointed Chancellor, effective immediately. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.

The Board also agreed that the appointment carried wlth it

the academic rank of Professor in the College of Education,


Chancellor Baepler congratulated the Board on the appoint-

ment stating that he believed that Dr. Bersi was an excel-

lent choice. He added that he would begin immediately to

direct his major activities toward his new interests at


Chairman Cashell stated that Dr. Baepler had done an out-

standing job at the Legislature and that he had agreed to

be of assistance when requested by the Board for the re-

mainder of the session.

3. Request for Emergency Item

Mr. Cashell reported that a letter had been received from

the Attorney General in which it was requested that the

Board take certain action within a specified period of

time to conform its procedures to the Open Meeting Law.

Mr. Mc Bride moved that this matter be added to the agenda,

as an emergency item, in view of the fact that a 30-day

period is specified and the Board is not scheduled to meet

again within that period. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried with Mr. Buchanan abstaining.

Mr. Mc Bride recalled that he had received a call on the

previous Wednesday from a media representative, asking for

comments on the Attorney General's opinion which had been

previously provided to Channel 8, but which, Mr. Mc Bride

stated, had not been provided to members of the Board of

Regents. Mr. Mc Bride stated that he objected to such

treatment of elected officials.

Mr. Mc Bride continued by noting that the opinion from the

Attorney General containing a reference to a violation; how-

ever, the letter asks for some procedural corrections to be

made within 30 days. Mr. Mc Bride objected to the ultimatum

contained in the Attorney General's letter that if the cor-

rections were not made within a specified period of time,

suit would follow. He asked if other Boards and Commissions

had been put on the same notice. Mr. Mc Bride also asked if

Counsel would comment on the six points contained with the

Attorney General's letter and advise if the Board is requir-

ed to respond as specified. (Attorney General's letter was

distributed and is on file with permanent minutes.)

Mr. Lessly recalled that the question raised by the media in

Las Vegas with respect to the Board's going into an execu-

tive session at its Janury 12 meeting was whether or not the

Board could do so for the purposes of discussing its own

professional competence. In response to a question from

Regent Karamanos concerning that point, Mr. Lessly recalled

that he has indicated that the language of the statute was

such that a personnel session was permissible to discuss the

professional competency of a "person", and suggested that as

public officials the Regents would qualify under this lan-

guage as "persons". Mr. Lessly stated that the newspaper

accounts indicate that the Attorney General's staff agrees

with the advice given the Board that they could go into a

personnel session to discuss their own professional compe-

tence, but suggested that the Attorney General does not

agree with the Law and will seek to have it changed.

Mr. Cashell quoted a statement from the Attorney General's

letter that "I have determined that the following procedural

irregularities occurred...", adding that the letter does not

say that there was a violation of the Open Meeting Law.

Mr. Mc Bride asked if Counsel would advise on whether or not

the Board is bound to comply with the six points raised in

the Attorney General's letter.

Mr. Lessly stated that the Attorney General has said that in

his opinion, in order to comply with the Open Meeting Law,

certain procedural motions must be followed. Quoting from

Attorney General Bryan's letter, those recommendations were:

1. Adoption by appropriate action of a policy or rule of

procedure, setting forth the guidelines that will be

followed by members of the Board of Regents in noticing

and conducting closed meetings in compliance with all

requirements of the Open Meeting Law.

2. Establishment of guidelines setting forth (a) the steps

that will be taken in giving notice of any motion to

close an open and public meeting to conduct a closed

executive session or (b) the procedures to be followed

in specifying the existence of an "emergency" that re-

quires a motion to close a meeting for the reasons set

forth in NRS 24l.020(4).

3. Clarification of the parliamentary rules of procedure

that govern Board meetings, including any motion to

close a meeting to the public.

4. Identification of the Board rule requiring that any

motion to close an open meeting must set forth the

subject matter or nature of the business to be consid-

ered at the closed meeting and further requiring that

only the subject matter or business identified in the

motion may be discussed in closed session.

5. Identification of the guidelines that will henceforth be

followed in recording the proceedings of a closed meet-

ing or an executive session and preparing minutes of

such meeting, as required by NRS 24l.035.

6. With respect to the meeting of January 12, 1981, veri-

fication that the minutes of the closed meetings that

took place on that date have been reconstructed and are

available for the use of the persons entitled to access

to said minutes as provided by Nevada Law. (Confirma-

tion that said minutes have been reconstructed should

be in the form of a letter of the Secretary of the Board

of Regents certifying that said minutes are on file with

the other official records of the Board.)

Mr. Karamanos recalled that the original complaint by the

media was that the Board went into personnel session to

discuss their own competency, which the news media charged

was in violation of the Open Meeting Law; however, it ap-

pears that the Attorney General has found only that the

failure to take minutes was in violation. Further, the

Attorney General's letter stated that there was no motion

to go into personnel session; however, Mr. Karamanos

stated that he did make such a motion.

Mr. Cashell spoke concerning articles which had appeared in

the Reno newspapers attributing certain remarks to him con-

cerning the advice received from the Board's Counsel. Mr.

Cashell stated that he did not say, nor did he mean to im-

ply, that Mr. Lessly had done more than advise the Regents

that they could go into personnel session for the purpose of

discussing their own professional competence. He further

noted that the article goes on to point out that the Attor-

ney General's own staff agreed with Mr. Lessly's interpre-

tation of the Law, but notes that the Attorney General will

ask the Legislature to amend the Law to prohibit public bod-

ies from discussing their own competency in a closed ses-

sion. Mr. Cashell pointed out that the Attorney General's

letter does not state that the Board violated the Open Meet-

ing Law by following Mr. Lessly's advice, noting further

that Mr. Lessly had been excluded from both closed sessions

and could not have given the Board advice concerning the

discussion which occurred in his absence.

Mrs. Gallagher suggested that since the Attorney General has

stated that he is going to seek amendment of the Open Meet-

ing Law, the Board of Regents should go on record opposing

that amendment. She suggested that instead of being prohib-

ited from such self-evaluation, public bodies should be re-

quired to assess their own performance.

Mr. Mc Bride agreed, suggesting that as a matter of public

policy alone, such a move to amend the Open Meeting Law

would be defeated by the Legislature. He further stated

that he regarded the tone of the Attorney General's letter

as threatening, and suggested that any arguments concerning

legal technicalities could be easlly resolved between the

Attorney General's Office and University's Legal Counsel.

Mr. Buchanan suggested a motion in response to the letter as


(1) If anyone has any idea that a personnel session would

be required at a forthcoming meeting, the Secretary of

the Board be requested to place such an item on the


(2) Any motion to go into personnel session shall specify

the subject to be discussed;

(3) In the event of a closed personnel session, there be

a Secretary in the session for the purposes of minute

record, or that a tape recording be made in order for

the person so discussed to have access to the record

upon request;

(4) That personnel sessions follow all applicable statutes

as set forth in NRS 214.020 to the best of Counsel's


At the Chairman's request, Mr. Buchanan also included in his

motion the appointment of a Committee to assist the Secre-

tary in reconstructing the minutes of the two closed ses-

sions. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross.

Mr. Lessly suggested that the motions run along the lines

suggested by the Attorney General to comply with his mandate

that the Board take certain actions within thirty days, but

suggested that in adopting this procedure, it be included

within the Board's Bylaws and offered a substitute statement

for adoption:

(l) All closed executive sessions of the Board will be

conducted in full compliance with the Nevada 0pen

Meeting Law, NRS 241.010.

(2) Notice of an executive session of the Board shall be

placed upon the agenda of the Board in the same manner

as any other agenda item with the exception of an emer-

gency executive session. An emergency executive ses-

sion may be added to the agenda by motion and vote of

a majority of the members of the Board present at the

time of the convening of the meeting. To qualify for

an emergency executive session the need to discuss or

act upon the item, the subject of the executive session

must truly have been unforeseen at the time the agenda

of the meeting was posted and mailed and must truly be

of such a nature that immediate action is required at

the meeting.

(3) Any motion to close the meeting to the public shall be

governed by Robert's Rules of Order, latest edition,

and must set forth the subject matter or nature of the

business to be considered at the closed meeting as per-

mitted by NRS 241.030.

(4) Only the subject matter of business identified in the

motion to close an open session of the Board may be

discussed in the closed session of the Board.

(5) The Secretary of the Board of Regents, or another ap-

propriate staff member of the Board, shall be present

at all closed sessions of the Board for purposes of

recording the proceedings of the closed session and

preparing minutes of such meeting as required by NRS


Mr. Buchanan pointed out that an amendment to the Bylaws re-

quires thirty days notice. Mr. Lessly agreed but suggested

that the Board could waive that notice requirement if it

wished to.

Mr. Buchanan stated that he did not believe it desirable to

waive the Bylaws requirement, in that his motion had covered

the points the Attorney General had asked be addressed.

Ms. Del Papa agreed, suggesting that most of what was con-

tained in Mr. Lessly's suggested Bylaws amendment was con-

tained in Mr. Buchanan's motion.

Mr. Buchanan's motion carried without dissent.

4. Appeal of Mandatory Retirement

Dr. Richard Byrns, Professor of English at UNLV, appeared

before the Board to appeal for an exception to the manda-

tory retirement policy. Dr. Byrns reviewed his service with

UNLV and his efforts to obtain a post-retirement appoint-

ment after the third academic year, during which he turned

65. He cited his competence as a Professor of English and

as a Counselor in the University College, noting that he is

near completion in his efforts to gain a Nevada Marriage

and Family Counselor's license, and requested the Board to

grant an exception to its policy to provide a continuing

appointment for him either as a Counselor in the Psycho-

logical Counseling and Evaluation Center or in some capac-

ity in the University College.

Ms. Del Papa suggested that the question involves much more

than Dr. Byrns' competence as an instructor, pointing out

that there is presently a similar case in litigation before

the courts.

Mr. Lessly agreed, noting that there are actually two cases

before the courts, one of which is presently before the

District Court and the other before the Nevada Supreme


Mr. Karamanos asked about the status of those individuals

whose cases are pending. Mr. Lessly reported that these two

individuals have obtained an injunction which requires that

they be permitted to continue working pending the outcome of

the litigation.

Mr. Buchanan asked if it would be permissible, if Dr. Byrns

would agree in advance that he would abide by the decision

of the Supreme Court, to permit him to continue working

until that decision is handed down.

Mr. Lessly said he could not accurately guess when the de-

cision would be reached in the case pending before the Su-

preme Court. He recalled that it is a nontenured suit but

the principle involved in both of the lawsuits is the

question of the constitutionality of a State statute which

prohibits any type of mandatory retirement. Mr. Lessly

suggested that if the Board loses on the question of a

nontenured faculty member being mandatorily retired at age

70, the statute would most certainly apply to tenured fac-

ulty members being retired at age 65. In response to Mr.

Buchanan's question concerning Dr. Byrns' continued employ-

ment pending the Supreme Court decision, Mr. Lessly asked

what the Board would propose to do with all of the other

age 65 people who would also like to continue under the

same circumstances.

Mr. Lessly reminded the Board that he had previously advised

them that it is not appropriate to make an exception in an

individual case. If an exception is desirable simply change

the retirement policy and avoid the probability of being

involved in an allegation of arbitrary and capricious action

in allowing one faculty member to continue working and

another faculty member not being allowed.

Mr. Mc Bride expressed concern for the situation in which

Dr. Byrns finds himself, along with a number of other well

qualified and competent individuals; however, he pointed out

that granting the exception requested would be compromising

the Board's position before the Court, and for that reason,

moved to deny the appeal.

In response to Mr. Karamanos' request for clarification on

the Federal Law concerning mandatory retirement, Mr. Lessly

recalled the Board had decided to adopt the Federal policy

on retirement that says mandatory retirement can occur at

age 7O. There is an exception in the Federal Law which

says that tenured faculty members may be mandatorily retired

at age 65 until July 1, 1982, after which both tenured and

nontenured faculty can be retired at age 70. He pointed out

that the question in the lawsuits now pending is not inter-

pretation of the Federal Law, but a question of whether the

Nevada statute, which has a much broader standard than the

Federal Law which is the basis of the Board's policy, would

take precedence. He stated that he has taken the position

on behalf of the Board of Regents that the Legislature of

the State of Nevada cannot impose a State statute upon the

constitutional Board of Regents.

Ms. Del Papa talked about the impact the Federal Law will

have on the University when the mandatory retirement age

goes to 70 in 1982, and the ramifications that will have on

the total University System.

Motion to deny the appeal was seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried

by the following vote:

Yes - Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Gallagher, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Ross,

Mrs. Whitley, Mr. Cashell

No - Mr. Buchanan, Ms. Del Papa, Mr. Karamanos

Ms. Del Papa suggested that this dissussion emphasizes the

importance of immediate attention to the problem of manda-

tory retirement and the affect the extension to age 7O in

1982 will have on the financial ability of the University.

She urged that the new Chancellor be asked to address this

as a priority within the long range planning process which

is underway.

Dr. Crowley agreed, suggesting that in addition, there needs

to be some attention given to the development of an early

retirement program which will be attractive. He recalled

that the Board had previously approved a phase-in retirement

policy that was endorsed and sponsored by the Public Employ-

ees Retirement System and is now being amended to make the

phase-in approach more attractive. He urged the Board to

promote that amended proposal in appropriate ways.

5. Report of the Finance Committee

Ms. Del Papa reported that the Finance Committee had met

earlier to consider four agenda items. The first item con-

cerned the selection of independent auditors and it is the

recommendation of the Finance Committee that the auditing

firm of Haskins & Sells be approved by the Board of Regents.

The second matter concerned a quarterly report of State

funds; the third item was a follow-up report to suggestions

made previously by the current independent auditors, and the

fourth matter was a recommendation concerning allocations

from the Board of Regents Special Projects account.

Ms. Del Papa recalled that the Finance Committee had been

requested to develop criteria for the expenditures from the

Board of Regents Special Projects account. The Committee is

still in the process of doing that and is expected to have a

formal report ready soon, perhaps even at the April meeting.

In the interim, the Committee considered several pending

requests for funding from this account, and specifically

recommended the following:

(1) Augmentation of Interview and Recruiting accounts by

the amounts listed below:

Desert Research Institute $10,000

University of Nevada, Reno 10,000

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 10,000

Clark County Community College 5,000

Northern Nevada Community College 3,000

Truckee Meadows Community College 2,500

Western Nevada Community College 3,000

Unit 10,000

(2) Augmentation of Institutional and other cost accounts

by the following amounts:

Desert Research Institute $ 1,500

University of Nevada, Reno 2,000

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2,000

Northern Nevada Community College 1,000

Truckee Meadows Community College 2,000

Western Nevada Community College 1,000

Board of Regents 5,000

(3) Augmentation of the following special travel accounts

by the following amounts:

NNCC Instate Travel 5,000

Board of Regents Out-of-State Travel 5,000

(4) It is also recommended that sufficient funds be encum-

bered to provide those perquisites to Officers and

others during the 1981-82 fiscal year at least at the

level provided during the current year, subject to

review and allocation at the appropriate time. The

amount estimated to be required for this purpose is


(5) It is further recommended that $210,000 be provided to

a central account to which each of the institutions may

make application for staff/faculty development funds as

projected in the submitted proposals. Amounts request-

ed by each institution are as follows:

Desert Research Institute $ 25,000

University of Nevada, Reno 50,000

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 50,000

Clark County Community College 30,000

Northern Nevada Community College 12,500

Truckee Meadows Community College 30,000

Western Nevada Community College 12,500

It is understood that allocation of the funding will be

contingent upon approval by the Board of the proposal

submitted by each institution, and that submission of

the proposals to the full Board will be accomplished in

the report of the Finance Committee to the February 27

Board meeting.

Ms. Del Papa noted that copies of the proposal were before

the Board.

Mr. Cashell opposed the recommendation for the appointment

of Haskins & Sells, suggesting that the University is facing

period of tight budgets and he could not support paying a

firm a substantially higher fee than is now being paid.

There was discussion concerning the fee proposed by Haskins

& Sells, with the clarification that the fee would be

$75,000 per year with no inflation over the three year


Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommendation of the

Finance Committee that the firm of Haskins & Sells be ap-

pointed as the University's independent auditors. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Fong.

Mrs. Gallagher also expressed concern that the Board would

propose to spend so much for this service, particularly in

view of the fact that we are presently involved in negotiat-

ing with the Legislature for funding.

Motion failed by the following roll call vote:

Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Mr. Ross

No - Ms. Del Papa, Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs. Whitley,

Mr. Cashell

Abstain - Mr. Mc Bride

Mr. Buchanan moved that the contract be awarded to Alexander

Grant and Co., noting that they have offices in both ends

of the State, and their proposed fee is exactly the same as

that offered by Kafoury Armstrong and Company. Motion sec-

onded by Mrs. Fong, failed by the following roll call vote:

Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Mr. Ross

No - Ms. Del Papa, Mrs. Gallagher, Mr. Mc Bride, Mrs.

Whitley, Mr. Cashell

Mrs. Gallagher moved that the firm of Kafoury Armstrong and

Company be retained as the University's independent audi-

tors. Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley.

Mrs. Fong suggested that Mr. Cashell would be in conflict if

he voted since he uses the accounting firm of Kafoury Arm-

strong and Company. Mr. Cashell agreed that Kafoury Arm-

strong does do the accounting work for his firm but he did

not believe there is a conflict.

Ms. Del Papa pointed out that others, including her Law

Partner and including Mr. Karamanos, also use the firm of

Kafoury Armstrong and Company.

Motion carried by the following roll call vote:

Yes - Ms. Del Papa, Mrs. Gallagher, Mr. Mc Bride, Mrs.

Whitley, Mr. Cashell

No - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos

Abstain - Mr. Ross

Mr. Buchanan suggested that the foregoing action was an ex-

ample of the reason he opposed the Finance Committee or any

Committee of the Board, pointing out that the Finance Com-

mittee had spent several hours reviewing proposals, hearing

presentations and debating. The Committee has public mem-

bers who participated and made a recommendation, but the

Board has not followed the Committee's recommendation. For

that reason, he explained, he had voted no on the foregoing


Ms. Del Papa suggested that if the other Regents were going

to take the time to explain their votes, she also wished the

record to reflect her reason for voting yes, pointing out

that she had disagreed with the vote of the Finance Commit-

tee but in the interests of time and consensus had voted

with the majority. She said she believed that all four of

the firms which had been considered by the Finance Committee

were well qualified and it had proved to be a difficult de-

cision for the Committee to reach. She explained that her

reason for voting yes was that each of the firms interviewed

had stated that they opposed the rotation policy.

Mr. Mc Bride asked that the record also reflect the reason

for his votes, admitting that there must have been confusion

when he abstained on the first motion and voted on the sec-

ond motion. He said he felt the second motion was merely a

guise. Of the first two motions, he stated that he clearly

felt that the firm of Haskins & Sells was preferable. His

reason for abstaining, which he had intended to do in all

instances, was because he served as Chairman of the Finance

Committee for the previous two years and received a lot of

criticism from some of the Board members concerning the

manner in which the Committee functioned. However, he con-

cluded that in the interests of the business of the Board,

he had voted as recorded.

Mrs. Whitley explained that her yes vote was cast based on

the information and comments received from the staff of the

two Business Centers.

Mr. Cashell stated that he wished to make it very clear for

the record that Kafoury Armstrong does his corporate tax

returns; however, he did not believe that influenced his

vote. Rather, he said, no evidence was presented that

showed any need for a change in the service now being


Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the recommendation of

the Finance Committee contained in items (2), (3) and

(4). Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried with Mr.

Buchanan opposing.

6. Report on Master Planning

Mrs. Gallagher, Chairperson of the ad hoc committee coordin-

ating the institutional Master Plans, reported concerning

the progress of this assignment, noting that an overview of

the Master Plan had been produced and that each Regent had

been provided a copy (filed with permanent minutes). She

explained that it was concluded that the 7 separate plans

would provide too cumbersome a document for legislative

review and that the overview would be more suitable for

that purpose with the plans themselves held as a backup.

It was pointed out that the individual institutional Master

Plans were prepared without benefit of guidelines or without

any system coordination and would, therefore, not fit to-

gether. In making distribution of those documents, care

should be taken to identify them as a draft and not a Board-

approved document. It was agreed that the documents would

be so marked and copies made available to each Regent and

to each institutional President.

7. Report on Faculty Workload Study

Mrs. Fong, Chairperson of the ad hoc committee coordinating

the Faculty Workload Study, reported that a working document

for that purpose had been produced, noting that copies had

been distributed to the Board. Mrs. Fong pointed out that

recent studies done at UNLV demonstrate that faculty teach

from 6 to 12 credit hours. That teaching load, combined

with advising, counseling and supervising of students,

brings the weekly workload to around 35 hours. Added to

that are such things as research, community service, public

service and institutional service, bringing an average fac-

ulty work week to 45 hours in all areas.

Mrs. Fong requested response from the Presidents.

President Crowley commented that the 45 hours reported in

the UNLV study correspond to a similar report done at UNR a

number of years ago and is similar to the work week hours

reported nationally. However, he pointed out, these figures

are based on self report systems. Generally, he added, fac-

ulty have difficulty with the concept of a 4O or a 55 hour

work week because the profession views itself in terms of

fulfilling their professional obligations without reference

to number of hours required or the timeframe within which

the work occurs. President Crowley suggested that the self

reporting systems are valuable as a way of developing some

kind of public appreciation for how faculty spend their

time. He also suggested that the document distributed by

Mrs. Fong, regarded as a progress report, will lead to fur-

ther studies and a proposed workload policy which will ul-

timately be before the Board for consideration.

President Goodall agreed, stating that he believed it would

be the consensus of the two Universities that at an appro-

priate point the document distributed by Mrs. Fong's commit-

tee would be finalized and together with background materi-

al, would lead to the development of recommendations for a

workload policy.

In response to a question concerning how the Universities'

workload studies might impact the Community Colleges, Presi-

dent Eaton stated that the policy at CCCC, which was devel-

oped in concert with the Faculty Senate, calls for a 35 hour

on-Campus work week. Dr. Eaton stated that she shared the

concern expressed by President Crowley regarding quantita-

tive description of time spent by a faculty member, that the

description appearing in various newspaper articles around

the State of the "limited productivity" of University facul-

ty does not give full attention to everything done by Uni-

versity faculty. On the other hand, she agreed that it

would be difficult to defend indefinitely a self-described

workload in the magnitude of 55 hours per week.

President Eardley stated that TMCC also has a minimum 35

hour on-Campus work week; however, that does not in all

cases accurately reflect the actual number of hours worked.

Faculty members are frequently on Campus many evening and

weekend hours. President Eardley suggested that many

individuals in the public sector do not understand the

complexlties of teaching and research in which University

faculty are involved.

In response to a questlon concerning the manner in which

faculty who neglect their responsibilities are disciplined,

President Crowley commented that usually there is an attempt

to deal with it quietly in a manner compatible with the

circumstances. President Goodall concurred, recalling that

UNLV recently had a situation where discipline was required

and it was handled very quietly, resulting in removal of the

faculty member from the classroom and the Campus.

President Crowley commented further, suggesting that Univer-

sities are frequently criticized, often unfairly, for re-

taining what is characterized as "deadwood". One of the

reasons for this, he suggested, is that the workload has not

been adequately explained.

Responding further to the question of impact on the Communi-

ty Colleges, President Berg stated that NNCC follows much

the same policy concerning workload as at TMCC and CCCC.

Insofar as providing the necessary discipline, he spoke

about the size of NNCC, suggesting that the smallness of the

institution allows it to look upon itself as a family and is

therefore able to police itself. He stated that the experi-

ence at NNCC is not with someone who does not do the job,

but in most cases they are doing a job and a half.

President Davis stated that his experience has demonstrated

that it is very easy to spend 50-60 hours a week at the Uni-

versity, depending upon the level of involvement in Univer-

sity affairs. Insofar as WNCC is concerned, Dr. Davis

pointed out that the faculty, in most cases, far exceed

the 35 on-Campus hours each week.

Ms. Del Papa stated that she was very proud of the job that

the faculties of the Universities and the Community Colleges

do. However, she added that she believed that the institu-

tions must do a better job of demonstrating accountability

and credibility in the matter of faculty workload, both to

the Legislature and to the general public.

Mr. Mc Bride agreed and suggested that more effort should be

put into accountability and enforcing the contractual re-

sponsibilitles of the faculty members, in order that the

University's credibility with the Legislature could be


President Crowley pointed out that the purpose behind the

workload studies and the progress reports is to provide more

accountability. He agreed that the Legislature frequently

makes the charge that there is deadwood among the faculty.

He stated that it is very seldom that one hears from respon-

sible people in public life, that the faculty ought to be

thanked for the job they do under some rather difficult

circumstances, and added that he hoped one day those kinds

of comments will be made.

It was agreed that the Academic Vice Presidents and the

Faculty Senate Chairpersons and other appropriate persons

would continue to work on the Faculty Workload Study, with

the objective of having a policy statement for consideration

by the Board at a subsequent meeting.

8. Presentation by Special Tax Counsel

Chairman Cashell recalled that at the January 23 meeting,

the Board authorized the firm of Sherman and Howard to pre-

pare a set of proposed Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

for the establishment of tax exempt foundations.

Mr. Lessly introduced Mr. Peter Nagel, a tax attorney with

Sherman and Howard, who had prepared documents in accordance

with instructions from the Board. He stated that the draft

documents provide a great deal of control by the Board of

Regents, and suggested that Mr. Nagel comment on the docu-

ments and answer any questions the Regents might have.

Mr. Nagel commented that Nevada has very sketchy nonprofit

corporation acts which provide some flexibility in that the

Board is not constrained by detailed statutory provisions.

However, this leaves some uncertainties when proceeding with

establishment of foundations. Following instructions re-

ceived through Counsel to prepare the documents in such a

form as to permit their use as a model for foundations for

each of the institutions, and maintain for the Board a con-

siderable degree of control, the documents provide for an

organization parallel to a for-profit corporation. The

day-to-day operations would be controlled by a Board of

Trustees, appointed by members of the corporation, with the

members of the Board of Regents serving as the members of

the corporation. Since the Articles of Incorporation might

be compared to a constitution, Mr. Nagel recommended that

they be fairly inflexible and set forth the basic structure

of the organization.

Following extensive discussion and consideration of several

suggestions for amendment to the proposed Articles of Incor-

poration, Mr. Buchanan moved that the draft documents pre-

pared by special tax counsel be accepted with the under-

standing that each of the institutions will work with tax

counsel to make the necessary changes desired by that insti-

tution, and that final documents be returned to the Board

at a subsequent meeting for approval, along with the names

of the trustees they recommend for appointment. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.

9. Report of Investment Advisory Committee

Mr. Karamanos reported that the Investment Committee had

met during the luncheon break and had taken the following


1. Reports were received from Mr. Monte Miller of Valley

Bank and Mr. Tom Josephsen of Security Bank. Neither

had a recommendation for change in their portfolios.

2. Mr. Bob Lee of First National Bank of Nevada recommended

and the Committee approved, the following sales of stock

and purchase of Treasury Bills:

Endowment Fund


General Motors Units 2,735

Approximate Price 50.00

Approximate Value 136,750

Anticipated Income 6,564

Market Yield 5.5

Gain/(Loss) (92,998)

International Harvester Units 4,700

Approximate Price 18.50

Approximate Value 86,950

Anticipated Income 0

Market Yield 0

Gain/(Loss) (60,883)

National Dist. & Chem. Units 5,000

Approximate Price 25.50

Approximate Value 127,500

Anticipated Income 11,000

Market Yield 8.6

Gain/(Loss) 1,318

Southern Pacific Units 3,800

Approximate Price 38.00

Approximate Value 144,400

Anticipated Income 9,880

Market Yield 6.8

Gain/(Loss) 11,473

Conoco Inc. Units 4,400

Approximate Price 56.00

Approximate Value 246,400

Anticipated Income 11,400

Market Yield 4.6

Gain/(Loss) 29,900

Total Approximate Value 742,000

Anticipated Income 38,844

Market Yield 5.4

Gain/(Loss) (111,190)


U. S. Treasury Bills Approximate Value 724,000

due in 6 months Anticipated Income 108,600

Market Yield 15.0

3. The Committee discussed Nevada National Bank's proposal

that it be retained to manage a significant portion of

the University's endowment funds. At the present time,

however, the Committee is going through the process of

analyzing the performance of the 3 banks which now man-

age portfolios for the University. When that analysis

is complete, the Committee will be prepared to make a

recommendation as to future management of both estab-

lished and new endowment monies, and Nevada National

Bank's proposal will be considered at that time.

Mr. Karamanos recommended approval of the Committee's


Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher

and carried without dissent.

10. Report on the Status of Grant Applications

Chancellor Baepler recalled that in January, each institu-

tion presented a report concerning the status of Federal

grant applications. At that time it was agreed that the

Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet would develop a proposal out-

lining some of the possible alternatives, and problems re-

lating to these alternatives, for strengthening contacts in

Washington and increasing the level of funding realized by

the University.

Chancellor Baepler noted that this matter has been under

discussion by the Officers for the past two or three years.

In considering ways in which the University of Nevada System

can get better representation for purposes of obtaining Fed-

eral funds, the two kinds of Federal funds involved needed

to be explained. First, there are those funds which are

relatively noncompetitive; that is, student aid program

funds, which are distributed to each State on a non-competi-

tive basis. Secondly, there are competitive funds such as

research grants. Dr. Baepler suggested that it is in the

area of competitive funds where representation in Washington

would be most productive.

Representation in Washington can be secured in several ways

and Dr. Baepler stated that if the Board wished to pursue it

those optlons could be priced out. One of the options would

be to hire a firm in Washington to represent the System, or

such a firm could be hired by any one institution. A second

option would be to contract for a percentage of time of a

person to represent the System or one or more of the insti-

tutions. A third option would be to hire a person, estab-

lish an office in Washington for the entire System. He

suggested that this third option would not be particularly

effective due to the competitive nature of the monies that

would be sought. A fourth option, which he stated would be

most expensive and probably most productive, would be for

each of the institutions to establish their own representa-

tive, or perhaps as an alternative, for each of the two Uni-

versities and DRI to have a representative, and one repre-

sentative for all four of the Community Colleges. Dr.

Baepler recommended that each institution ought to have a

representative or each one ought to be able to negotiate

with a firm or a representative already living in Washington

to represent it.

At Ms. Del Papa's suggestion that thls matter be held over

to be addressed by the new Chancellor, in consultation with

the Presidents, Chairman Cashell declared the dlscussion


11. Proposed Program in Nursing, WNCC

President Davis presented a proposal for an Associate in

Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) to be initiated at

WNCC by realigning the current Practical Nursing Program

curriculum and extending it into the second year of Nursing

to meet requirements for an ADN Program. A copy of the

proposal was included with the agenda, and is on file in

the Chancellor's Office.

Marcia Beresain, Dean of Instruction, commented on addition-

al supportive information which had been distributed, noting

that this contained letters indicating support from the lo-

cal Medical community and a draft report concerning health

care containment costs which identifies the need for Nurses

in that area.

Dean Beresain noted that the proposed program also requires

approval by the Nevada State Board of Nursing in order that

the training opportunities for students is validated.

Speaking in support of the program were Tom Collier, Admin-

istrator from Carson Tahoe Hospital, Ruth Taber, Director of

Nurses at Carson Tahoe Hospital, and Terry Haines, student.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the proposed ADN Program con-

tingent upon availability of resources. Motion seconded by

Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.

12. Report by Ad Hoc System Committee on Fees

Chancellor Baepler recalled that at the January 23, 1981

meeting of the Board, an ad hoc committee was established

to deal with the subject of fees and tuition and to examine

both the question of appropriate fee and tuition levels for

1981-82 and 1982-83, and the question of whether a more sys-

tematic approach to the setting of fees and tuition would be


Dr. Baepler reported that this ad hoc committee, with repre-

sentatives from the Community Colleges and the Universities,

both students and Administrators had held meetings subse-

quent to the January Board meeting and the consensus of the

Committee was that the fees currently charged are relatively

high for the kinds of institutions and limited educational

opportunities offered in Nevada. The Committee had agreed,

nevertheless, that an increase might be required to offset

inflation. Such an increase, if approved, ought to be com-

mensurate with an increase in State support. A second but

less desirable option would be an increase of perhaps $2

per credit the first year, with an additional $1 or $2 the

second year of the biennium, with an increase in out-of-

State tuition of $100 a semester, possibly $150. The Com-

mittee agreed it would meet again as the negotiations with

the Legislature proceeded, but did not have a recommenda-

tion at this point which the Board is asked to consider.

Mr. Ross moved that the Chancellor and Chairman be author-

ized by the Board to negotiate with the Legislature, using

the general parameters described by the Chancellor.

In response to a request for clarification concerning the

specifics of the general parameters within which the Chan-

cellor and the Chairman would negotiate, Dr. Baepler stated

that if the State would increase the appropriation by 20%,

it would be reasonable to ask for an increase of 20% in

student fees; however, since that is not probable, a com-

promise position would be to propose a $2 per credit fee

increase the first year, with an additional $1 per credit

fee the second year, and $100 to $150 per semester increase

in out-of-State tuition. Dr. Baepler explained that this

could not wait untll the April meeting of the Board since

all other items in the budget must await negotiation until

after the fee problem is settled.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried with Mr.

Buchanan opposing.

It was understood that negotiation with the Legislature

concerning student fees would also include those fees

assessed by the School of Medicine.

13. Proposed Amendment to the Board of Regents Bylaws

At the January 23 meeting, Chairman Cashell distributed the

following proposal for amendment of the Board of Regents


In 1979, the Board established an Audit Committee as a

standing committee of the Board. The responsibilities of

that Committee were subsequently expanded to include budget

and the Committee was renamed the Finance Committee.

After approximately two years experience with this Commit-

tee, and after discussion with individual Board members and

Officers, I have come to the conclusion that the responsi-

bilities as presently defined should be divided and that a

separate Audit Committee and separate Budget Committee would

be of greater service to the Board and to the institutions

of the University of Nevada System. I also believe that

the work of the Board would be substantially improved by

the establishment of two additional standing committees:

a Committee on Academic Affairs, and a Buildings and Grounds


I therefore propose that the Bylaws be amended to accomplish

the separation of the existing Finance Committee into a

Budget Committee and an Audit Committee, with the following

duties and responsibilities.

I further propose that among the responsibilities to be

assigned to the Academic Affairs Committee would be review

the academic Master Planning process which is anticipated to

be a continuing activity for all institutions of the System.

Because this Committee's activities would interface and

support the educational policy and planning activities which

are appropriately an important function of the institutional

faculties, I suggest that the duties and responsibilities of

the Committee be developed in consultation with the Officers

and submitted for consideration by the Board at a subsequent


Among the responsibilities suggested for the Buildings and

Grounds Committee would be review and coordination of the

biennial Capital Improvement Program. Again,I would suggest

that specific duties and responsibilities for this Committee

be developed in consultation with the Officers.

It is not proposed that this standing committee structure

would preempt full discussion and consideration of any mat-

ter by the Board -- rather it is hoped that review and dis-

cussion at the committee level will insure that administra-

tive and staff review have been completed and the Board will

be in the best position possible to make informed decisions

when these matters reach the Board's agenda.

The Audit Committee shall provide assistance to the Board

in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities relating to ac-

counting and reporting practices, and shall have the follow-

ing areas of responsibility:

a. To consider and recommend to the Board a firm of inde-

pendent certified public accountants which shall audit

the financial books and records of the University.

b. To maintain, by way of regularly scheduled meetings, a

direct line of communication between the Board and the

independent auditors to provide for exchange of views

and information.

c. To review and evaluate reports prepared by the independ-

ent auditors concerning the University's internal ac-

counting and management controls and make recommenda-

tions to the Board for appropriate action.

d. Review the annual financial statements with the inde-

pendent auditors.

e. Conduct a periodic review of Internal Audit reports and

evaluate the staffing and performance of the Internal

Audit function.

f. Assume the leadership in developing a coordinated infor-

mation program to insure that presentation by the Admin-

istration of financial information to the Board of Re-

gents will provide a full understanding of the financial

affairs and accounting procedures of the University to

assist the Board in making decisions on the financial

management of the University.

The Budget Committee shall:

a. Provide guidance in the development of operating budget

concepts and parameters and recommend to the Board the

adoption of such concepts and parameters.

b. Consider and recommend to the Board approval of operat-

ing budget requests and work programs prepared in con-

formance with previously approved concepts and guide-


c. Assume the leadership in developing a coordinated in-

formation program to insure that presentation by the

Administration of budget information to the Board of

Regents will provide a full understanding of the proc-

ess to assist the Board in reaching budget decisions.

d. Assist, where appropriate, in the presentation of all

budget and financial matters to the Legislature.

Mr. Mc Bride moved adoption of the Bylaws revision as sub-

mitted. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried with Mr.

Buchanan opposing.

Mr. Cashell stated that later in the meeting he would an-

nounce appointments to all standing committees with the

exception of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds.

In casting his vote, Mr. Buchanan stated that he was opposed

to the establishment of standing committees because he be-

lieved that it served no purpose and needlessly extended

the time required in which to conduct the Board's business.

14. Report and Recommendation on Legislative Program

Chancellor Baepler commented on the proposed revision to

Chapter 396 of the Nevada Revised Statutes to cause that

Chapter to conform to existing Board policy and to the cur-

rent organizational pattern of the University of Nevada

System. (Proposal identified as Ref. C and filed with

permanent minutes.)

Mr. Mc Bride requested that prior to submission, this pro-

posal be amended to delete the reference to athletic teams

at the Community Colleges, and with that amendment, moved

for approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without


In reporting further on the status of all other legislative

requests pending, Chancellor Baepler stated that a careful

review of SB 255 reveals no area that requires revision; one

shot equipment requests and catch-up faculty salary requests

have been presented to both money committees; repeal of the

95% rule is being talked about negatively as it affects

State funded agencies; subsidy for Law School students will

be reported by the WICHE Commissioners to the Legislature;

and per diem for Regents is in draft form.

Mr. Buchanan suggested that the Board give some considera-

tion at this time to reapportionment in anticipation that

the Legislature will ask for some input from the Board. It

was agreed that this was of sufficient urgency that it be

considered as an emergency item and discussed subsequently

in the meeting.

In reference to the current legislative session, Chairman

Cashell commended Vice Chancellor Partridge and Chancellor

Baepler for their work with the Legislature and expressed

his appreciation to both of them.

15. Emergency Action on Reapportionment

Mr. Buchanan moved that the Board consider, as an emergency

item, the appointment of a consultant to assist in develop-

ing a proposal for reapportionment of Regents. Motion sec-

onded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.

Mr. Buchanan moved that Dr. Eleanor Bushnell be asked to

serve as consultant to the Board of Regents in developing

a reapportionment plan and the funds be allocated from the

Board of Regents Special Projects account in an amount

agreed upon between Dr. Bushnell and Chairman Cashell.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong.

In the discussion concerning this proposal, it was agreed

that Mr. Lessly would coordinate this with Dr. Bushnell,

that the capabilities of the Bureau of Governmental Research

at each of the two Universities would be utilized, and that

Ms. Del Papa would provide coordination among the Board mem-

bers with Dr. Bushnell where desirable.

Motion carried without dissent.

16. Recommendation for Award of Tenure

The following recommendations for award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1981, were submitted for preliminary approval, with

action to be requested at the April 3 meeting:

A. Western Nevada Community College

Harry Louis Scharmann, Developmental Instructor, Fallon


Bonnie York, Business Instructor, Fallon Campus

B. Northern Nevada Community College

Amy Emerson, Instructor, Developmental

C. Truckee Meadows Community College

Wllliam Baines, Instructor, English

Veronica Bocchese, Instructor, Nursing

John Chism, Instructor, Business

Karen Edsall, Curriculum Development Specialist

Ed Gould, Counselor, Student Services

Kelsie Harder, Instructor, Art

Mata-Marie Johnson, Librarian

D. Clark County Community College

Russell Anderson, Instructor, Bus/Human Services

Pat Caldwell, Instructor, Fine Arts/Communication

Norma Cleveland, Instructor, Science and Technology

Dale Etheridge, Instructor, Science and Technology

Arnold Friedman, Instructor, Science and Technology

John Heise, Instructor, Business

Alyce Lawellin, Instructor, Human Services

Edward Messner, Instructor, LRC/TV Productions

Barbara Nelson, Instructor, Science and Technology

Robin Nelson, Instructor, Business

James Santor, Instructor, Human Services

Richard Steadman, Instructor, Science and Technology

Jeri Wallis, Instructor, Child Development

Jerry Young, Dean, Educational Services, Administration

E. University of Nevada, Reno

*Susan C. Baker, Assistant Professor of English

John W. Bell, Associate Engineering Geologist

*Richard E. Bitterman, County Extension Agent-in-Charge

Richard A. Bjur, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Jerome D. Budy, Assistant Professor and Research

Assistant, Renewable Natural Resources

Albert A. Cirelli, Jr., Assistant Professor of Animal


Lillian A. Dangott, Assistant Professor of Social and

Health Resources

Jane P. Davidson, Associate Professor of Art

Ruth P. Donovan, Assistant Director of Libraries and


Donna Beth Downer, Dean and Professor of Home Economics

Charles J. Downing, Associate Professor of Counseling

and Guidance Personnel Services

Don D. Fowler, Mamie Kleberg Professor of Historic

Preservation and Anthropology

Kyung-Il Ghymn, Associate Professor of Managerial


Mark R. Hall, Associate Professor of Microbiology

Donald R. Hanks, Assistant Veterinarian

Mildred D. Harmon, Assistant Professor of Nursing

*John F. Havertape, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and


Owen A. Knorr, Professor of Biology and Director

Institutional Studies

*John G. Lenz, Assistant Professor of Music

*Mary Finn Maples, Associate Professor of Counseling

and Guidance Personnel Services

John P. Marschall, Associate Professor of History and

Assistant to the President

A. Graydon Mc Grannahan, III, Assistant Professor of


Gordon L. Myer, Assistant Farm Manager

Carol Ort, Assistant Professor of Biology

Ira B. Pauly, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral


Ronald L. Shane, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and

Resource Economics

Vada Trimble, Director of Housing Programs

Caroline Wakefield, Associate Professor of Anatomy

James L. Walker, Associate Professor of Economics,

Director of Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Jackie D. Wood, Professor of Physiology

F. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Virginia Bakay, Associate Professor, Accounting

Sue Fawn Chung, Associate Professor, History

*Corryn Crosby-Brown, Rank II, Library

Chester Davis, Rank III, Library

James Harper, Associate Professor, Accounting

Joseph Fry, Associate Professor, History

*Frank Galliardi, Assistant Professor, Music

Richard Harp, Associate Professor, English

Stanley Hillyard, Associate Professor, Biology

*Martha Knack, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

*Terry Knapp, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Richard Kunkel, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Myrlene La Mancusa, Assistant Professor, Nursing

Martha Mc Bride, Associate Professor, Educational

Foundations and Counseling

Charles Moody, Rank IV, Physical Plant

Patrick Moreo, Instructor, Hotel Administration

Lynn Osborne, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Lynn Ruegamer, Associate Professor, Special Education

Porter Troutman, Associate Professor, Curriculum and


G. Computing Center

Ronald R. Kendall, Supervisory Analyst/Programmer

*also recommended for promotion in rank.

17. Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment of Rank

The following recommendations for promotion, or assignment

to rank, effective July 1, 1981, were submitted for prelim-

inary approval, with action to be requested at the April 13


A. Desert Research Institute

James Hudson, from Rank II to Rank III

B. University of Nevada, Reno

*Susan C. Baker, to Associate Professor of English

Earl S. Barnhill, to Professor of Criminal Justice

Robert N. Barone, to Associate Professor of Managerial


John W. Bird, to Professor of Civil Engineering

*Richard E. Bitterman,to Rank IV

William A. Douglass, to Professor and Coordinator of

Basque Studies Program

Charles E. Dreiling, to Associate Professor of Bio-


Jerome E. Edwards, to Professor of History

Donald K. Fronek, to Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dewayne E. Gilbert, to Rank IV

Ayesha Gill, to Associate Professor of Biology

Mary Ellen Glass, to Rank IV

Jean S. Gray, to Rank III

*John F. Havertape, to Associate Professor of Curriculum

and Instruction

*John G. Lenz, to Associate Professor of Music

Geroline Lunsford, to Rank IV

*Mary Finn Maples, to Professor of Counseling and

Guidance Personnel Services

Robert W. Mead, to Professor of Biology

Allen V. Mundt, to Rank III

Thomas J. Nickles, to Professor of Philosophy

James L. Owen, to Professor of Speech and Theatre

William F. Wilborn, to Associate Professor of English

Arnold M. Wright, to Associate Professor of Accounting

and Information Systems

C. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Duane Baldwin, to Professor of Accounting

*Corryn Crosby-Brown, to Rank III, Library

Boyd Earl, Associate Professor of Chemistry

*Frank Galliardi, Associate Professor of Music

Russell Hurlburt, Associate Professor of Psychology

Gary Jones, Associate Professor of Political Science

Susan Kendall, Rank III, Library

Carol Kimball, Associate Professor of Music

*Martha Knack, Associate Professor of Anthropology

*Terry Knapp, Associate Professor of Psychology

Scott Locicero, Associate Professor of History

Jim C. Love, Rank IV, Educational Services

Michael Mc Collum, Professor of Art

Keith Mc Neil, Rank III, Continuing Education

George Miel, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Clinton Richards, Associate Professor of Management

Rick Tilman, Associate Professor of Political Science

Hart Wegner, Professor of Foreign Languages

Dorothy Winter, Rank III, Library

Richard Wyman, Professor of Engineering

*also recommended for tenure.

The following promotions or assignment to Rank II or

Assistant Professor were reported for information:

A. University of Nevada, Reno

Constance A. Berhnhardt, to Rank II

Joan T. Hallett, to Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Wendy K. Kiehn, to Assistant Professor of Medical


Scott L. Mac Donald, Jr., to Assistant Professor of

Engineering Technologies

Samuel Malles III, to Rank II

Francesco Manca, to Assistant Professor of Italian and


Susan L. Nichols, to Rank II

Donald E. Peck, to Rank Il

Aldo Ranallo, to Rank 0 (II)

Emma E. Yancy, to Rank II

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Charlotte Boyle, Assistant Professor of Secondary


Jean Giguet, Rank II, Museum

*Patrick Moreo, Assistant Professor of Hotel


*also recommended for tenure.

18. Recommendations for Promotion to Emeritus

The following recommendations for promotions to emeritus

status, effective July 1, 1981, were submitted for action

at the April 3 meeting:

A. University of Nevada, Reno

Juan Bilbao, Basque Studies, Bibliographer

Kenneth J. Carpenter, Librarian

Grace M. Donehower, Associate Director of Continuing


John W. Garberson, Associate Professor of Journalism

Jack Knoll, Professor of Biology

John A. Mc Cormick, Natural Resources Specialist

Norman Nichols, Livestock Extension Specialist

Dan L. Oppleman, Professor of Medical Education

Donald G. Potter, Director Audio-Visual Communications

and Professor of Education

Wllliam T. Scott, Professor of Physics

Benjamin J. Smith, Professor of Accounting and

Information Systems

Thomas T. Tucker, Professor of Education and Higher


Fritz Went, Professor of Biology

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Muriel Parks, Dean of Admissions and Records

19. Collective Bargaining Units

Chancellor Baepler recalled that at the October, 1980 meet-

ing, the Board directed that the issue of a single System-

wide unit for collective bargaining purposes be raised with

the Faculty Senates and institutional Presidents as an al-

ternative to the seven separate units now provided. Dr.

Baepler reported that he had received the following re-

ponses to his inquiry:

UNLV and UNR - Prefer the status quo which permits auton-

omous bargaining units and allows the Commu-

nity Colleges to decide for themselves what

their status would be.

DRI - Wishes to remain a separate unit outside the

Universities and Community Colleges.

Unit - Would be in favor of a single Systemwide


WNCC - Is in favor of a single Systemwide unit.

TMCC - Is in favor of a single unit for Community


Dr. Baepler added that WNCC recommends the status quo be

maintained, as does CCCC.

President Davis noted that a letter had been sent to the

Chancellor subsequent to the preparation of the agenda which

clarified the position of WNCC faculty, pointing out that

the single Systemwide unit is an alternative to their orig-

inal position stated several months ago that each institu-

tion should be represented in a separate unit for collective


It was agreed that this would be treated as an information

item only, with no action requested.

20. Clark County Community College Advisory Board

President Eaton recommended the appointment of the following

persons to the Clark County Community College Advisory Board

for terms expiring January, 1983:

Dr. James Jones, Dentist

Dr. Kenny Guinn, President, Nevada Savings

Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

21. Recommended Policy Statement for Inclusion in Board of

Regents Handbook

President Eaton requested approval of a policy statement

for CCCC concerning admission, registration, grades and ex-

aminations, developed to reflect those practices followed by

CCCC and which are submitted now for inclusion in the Board

of Regents Handbook. Proposed policy statement identified

as Ref. D and filed with permanent minutes.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

22. Report of Search and Screening Committee for Dean of College

of Arts and Science, UNR

President Crowley reported that the search for a new Dean

for the College of Arts and Science has not been completed,

as had been anticipated when the agenda was prepared, and

asked that this item be deferred to a subsequent meeting.

23. Petition for Administrative Claim

President Crowley commented on a petition for administrative

claim which had been filed against UNR by Mr. Robert Davis,

an employee of Take 2 Video Productions, Inc., which had

entered into an agreement with UNR to provide photographic

coverage for various athletic and social events. Mr. Davis

had subsequently reported that he had traveled to Berkeley,

California in a University van and while the van was parked

overnight in Oakland, certain equipment belonging to Mr.

Davis was stolen. Mr. Davis subsequently made a claim to

the University's insurance carrier, Fireman's Fund, in the

amount of $29,606 for recovery of the loss of the equipment.

Fireman's Fund, however, rejected the claim, stating that

the University's insurance coverage does not extend to out-

of-State thefts. Dr. Crowley stated that it is the Univer-

sity's position that this claim should be denied.

Mr. Buchanan moved that the claim be denied. Motion second-

ed by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.

24. Report of Bids, Dairy Farm, UNR

President Crowley reported that bids were opened February

17, 1981, for construction of the UNR Dairy Farm facility.

Eight bids were received as follows (amounts shown include

the base bid and two alternates):

Corrao Construction $1,138,254

W. A. Thomas Co. 1,114,100

C. H. S., Inc. 1,180,397

Nevada Builders 1,099,690

B & D Construction 1,173,316

Bugica & Associates 1,039,000

Resource Development Co. 1,225,114

S. J. Amarosa 1,005,000

President Crowley noted that the total project cost for this

project, including design and inspection, is $1,162,300. He

recommended that the Board concur in an award of a contract

by the State Public Works Board to S. J. Amarosa for a total

of $1,005,000.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

25. Summer Session Fee Increase, UNR

President Crowley recommended the Board approve a $3 in-

crease in the Summer Session fee for UNR, raising that fee

to $33 per credit. In requesting the increase, Dr. Crowley

stated that the increases in cost of the Summer Session

would justify an increase of $5, but he believed that was

too great an increase to impose at this time.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

26. Report of Bids, Museum of Natural History Improvements, UNLV

President Goodall reported that bids were opened February

10, 1981, for two segments of work to be accompllshed at the

UNLV Museum, one contract to be awarded by the State Public

Works Board and a second one to be awarded by the Univer-

sity. Report of bids were as follows:

Richardson Construction Base Bid A $60,914

Base Bid B 11,536

Alternate A1 11,808

Alternate A2 17,930

Alternate B1 8,651

Alternate B2 4,062

Steelwood Construction Base Bid A $88,640

Base Bid B 9,057

Alternate A1 16,629

Alternate A2 12,552

Alternate B1 9,330

Alternate B2 3,355

J and D Construction Base Bid A $64,767

Base Bid B 10,103

Alternate A1 12,839

Alternate A2 16,855

Alternate B1 11,647

Alternate B2 9,090

Tusa Construction Base Bid A $65,598

Base Bid B 9,442

Alternate A1 14,741

Alternate A2 18,907

Alternate B1 12,176

Alternate B2 6,160


Al - Provide and install additional display units

A2 - Provide and install new store front entrance

B1 - Provide and install new vault

B2 - Provide and install new smoke detector system

The State Public Works Board recommends awarding a contract

to Richardson Construction for $88,152, for Base Bid A, and

alternates A1 and A2, as well as a separate contract to

Steelwood Construction in the amount of $21,742 for Base

Bid, plus Alterntes B1 and B2, providing the University can

increase the available funds by $4,742.

President Goodall stated that there are sufficlent funds in

the Museum budget to provide the additional $4,742, and he

recommended that the contracts be awarded as recommended.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

27. Report of Chairman

A. Chairman Cashell asked that Counsel check to see if

there is some way in which students in the School of

Medicine can be required, as a condition of enrollment,

to return to the State to practice for a specified

period of time following completion.

B. Mr. Cashell made the following standing committee


Investment Advisory Committee

Chris Karamanos, Chair

Lilly Fong

Dorothy Gallagher

Molly Knudtsen, public member

Irwin Molasky, Chairman, UNLV Foundation

Fund Board

William Thornton, Chairman, UNR Foundation

Fund Board

Budget Committee

Frankie Sue Del Papa, Chair

James L. Buchanan

Lilly Fong

Philip Griffith, public member

Audit Committee

June Whitley, Chair

Dorothy Gallagher

Chris Karamanos

John Tom Ross

Patrick Thorne, public member

Academic Affairs Committee

Dorothy Gallagher, Chair

Frankle Sue Del Papa

John Tom Ross

June Whitley

Chairman Cashell and Vice Chairman Mc Bride to serve ex

officio on all committees.

28. New Business

A. Mrs. Fong asked for an in depth comparison in actual

salaries between men and women faculty members at UNR

and UNLV with comparable qualifications, education,

training, teaching, research accomplishments, etc. She

also requested a comparative study of the number of

minorities hired to faculty and administrative positions

for the last three years at the two Universities.

Mr. Mc Bride expressed concern that such a study would

involve considerable expenditure of man hours. Dr.

Crowley agreed, noting that some of the information

requested is readily available but to develop the com-

parative information requested would take an estimated

one year of man hours.

It was suggested, and Mrs. Fong agreed, that she would

meet with the Affirmative Action Officers at each of the

institutions to see what informtion can be obtained

through that source and she would then share that in-

formation with the other Regents. It was further agreed

that the Community Colleges would also be included.

B. Mrs. Fong also asked that the Board declare a moratorium

on the disposal of University land until the long range

plans are fully developed and adopted and an appropriate

policy statement on land use can be addressed. It was

agreed that this matter would be placed on the next

month's agenda for consideration of such action.

C. Ms. Del Papa commented on a complaint which had been

raised with her concerning the Women's Ski Club at UNR,

suggesting that it was not properly one which should be

before the Board but wished to ask Dr. Crowley to look

into it. President Crowley agreed to investigate the

complaint and to advise the Regents on the results of

his investigation.

D. Mr. Buchanan requested that the next agenda include

consideration of moving the Chancellor's Office to

Carson City and suggested that since Dr. Baepler is

vacating the position of Chancellor and would be in a

good position to give an unbiased report, that he report

back concerning the financial implications of such a

move and the advantages and disadvantages of such a


In response to a suggestion that the newly appointed

Chancellor would be the more appropriate person to make

recommendation on thls, Mr. Buchanan suggested that Dr.

Bersi also be asked to report concerning his proposal.

E. At Mrs. Whitley's request, it was agreed that the April

meeting would be held on the Campus of Clark County

Community College.

Meeting adjourned at 3:35 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board