02/27/1992

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 27-28, 1992








02-27-1992

Pages 116-157



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

February 27-28 1992



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Artemus W. Ham

Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),

Diane Dietrich (Unit), Larry Goodnight (WNCC), Candace Kant

(CCSN), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Lonnie Pippin (DRI), Elizabeth Raymond

(UNR), Lori Temple (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Carolyn M. Sparks called the meeting to order at 10:35

A.M. Thursday, February 27, 1992, with all Regents present ex-

cept Regents Berkley, Eardley and Hammargren.



1. Approved Revenue Bond Sale Resolution, UNLV



Approved the Revenue Bond Sale Resolution #92-4 in the

amount of $6,750,000 for the construction, equipment and

furnishings of additional Student Housing and Dining facil-

ities on the UNLV Campus.



Mr. Paul Howarth, UCCSN Bond Counsel, distributed the com-

petitive bond sale results, which indicated that 4 companies

submitted bids with the lowest from Griffin Kubik at 6.60%.

Mr. Howarth stated that the UCCSN "Stand Alone" bond ratings

have received an "A2" from Moody's and an "AA" by Standard

and Poors. He congratulated UCCSN on these ratings.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Revenue Bond Sale Resolu-

tion #92-4 in the amount of $6,750,000 for UNLV's student

housing and dining facilities and that the sale be awarded

to Griffin Kubik at 6.60%. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion

carried.



2. Approved Underwriters for Revenue Bond Sale, UNLV



On January 10, 1992 the Board approved to sell the Thomas

and Mack Center bond issue at negotiated sale. An adver-

tisement was placed in "The Bond Buyer" and RFP's were sent

directly to past underwriters of the System's bonds. Six

responses were received by February 21. On February 26,

1992, George Scaduto, Controller, Mike Sauer, Executive

Assistant to Vice President of Finance and Administration,

and Buster Neel, Vice President of Finance and Administra-

tion, met with Paul Howarth and Scott Nash of Howarth Asso-

ciates to review and discuss the responses.



Vice President Neel indicated that 3 major criteria were

used: 1) experience, 2) personnel, and 3) cost. All

respondents are clearly capable of underwriting the bonds.

This was determined based upon statements by all firms

regarding their capital and listings of past underwriters.

Prudential Securities and Valley Bank led the group in terms

of purchasing Nevada bond issues.



Regents Shelley Berkley and Jim Eardley entered the meeting.



Vice President Neel recommended to the Board the appointment

of Valley Bank to negotiate the purchase of the Thomas and

Mack bond issue. The bond issue will be designated as "bank

qualified" and Valley Bank has demonstrated its ability in

the past to purchase Nevada bond issues at competitive in-

terest rates.



Upon questioning, Mr. Howarth explained that the bond issue

will be designated as a "bank qualified" issue. The banks

receive more favorable treatment and are less likely to

mark-up the bond issues. The banking industry owns hundreds

of bonds and do not sell these bonds.



The bond resolution will be brought before the Board at its

meeting in April for consideration.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to authorize negotiations with

Valley Bank as the underwriter for the Revenue Bond Sale

Improvements to the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV in the

amount of $3,000,000. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion car-

ried.



3. Approved Resolution, UNLV



Approved the following resolution for a Qualified Tax-

Exempt Obligation Loan in the amount of $400,000. The funds

will be used for the completion of the Fertitta Tennis Com-

plex at UNLV. This loan will be repaid from the pledges

which will be received on October 1, 1992 and October 1,

1993, and from revenues which will be generated by the

Complex.



RESOLUTION #92-5



BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVER-

SITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA THAT:



THE OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED

TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR A $400,000 BANK LOAN FOR THE

PURPOSE OF COMPLETING THE FERTITTA TENNIS COMPLEX. THE

LOAN IS HEREBY DESIGNATED AS A "QUALIFIED TAX-EXEMPT

OBLIGATION" UNDER SECTION 265(B)(3) OF THE INTERNAL

REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolution for a Quali-

fied Tax-Exempt Obligation Loan in the amount of $400,000

for the completion of the Fertitta Tennis Complex at UNLV.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



4. Approved Consent Agenda



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

in the permanent minutes), containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the special video meeting

held December 26, 1991, minutes of the special video

meeting held January 3, 1992, and minutes of the

regular meeting held January 9-10, 1992.



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

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



(3) Approved the Research Advisory Board at UNLV. This

Advisory Board is charged with the development of

research strategies in response to anticipated region-

al, national, and global needs; the identification of

UNLV strength and niche in emerging disciplines and

technologies; the formulation of UNLV's research

agenda for the Legislature (Federal/State) and for

Federal/State agencies; and to make recommendations

for interdisciplinary initiatives.



Arthur Anderson, Incline Village

John Arlidge, Las Vegas

J. R. Kirkland, Washington, D. C.

Michael Mac Cracken, Livermore, California

George C. Olson, Fort Collins, Colorado

George Ormiston, Reno

Raymond Rawson, Las Vegas

Glenn Schweitzer, Washington, D. C.

Dennis Stein, Las Vegas



(4) Approved the following appointments to the College of

Agriculture Advisory Committee at UNR:



Chris Gansberg, Sr., Gardnerville

Karen Hayes, Las Vegas

John L. Mc Lain, Carson City

William A. Molini, Reno



(5) Approved a waiver of the one-year notification for

early retirement for the following at UNR:



A) Dr. E. Neal Moore, Physics Department,

effective June 30, 1992



B) Mrs. Cecelia Pearce, Director of Alumni Relations,

effective July 31, 1992



C) Clayton B. Rabedeaux, Intercollegiate Athletics,

effective June 30, 1992



(6) Approved the authorization for CCSN Vice President of

College Services, Dr. Jean Thomas-Simms' Administra-

tive Leave for 3 months beginning approximately May

18, 1992 through August 17, 1992. The purpose is to

study multi-campus operations with a central adminis-

trative office in the State of Virginia. She will be

investigating the operational policies and procedures

used in actual implementation in operations as well

as issues and concerns raised in such an operation.



(7) NRS 396.540 provides for tuition waivers for "students

from other states and foreign countries, not to exceed

a number equal to 3% of the total matriculated enroll-

ment of students for past preceding Fall semester".

Board policy provides for similar grants-in-aid for

the same number of students for the payment of in-

state registration fees.



Based on enrollment figures for Fall 1991, the Offi-

cers request the following allocation of grants-in-aid

for Fall 1992-93:



In-State Out-of-State



UNR



Athletics 100 100

Music 40 25

*Music 20 20

International 0 (30 @1/2)15

**Native Americans 20 0

Other (General) 150 170

Total 330 330



*On March 28, 1980 the Board of Regents approved

for the Marching Band a separate budget alloca-

tion that had the effect of granting it the

equivalent of 20 additional in-state and 20 ad-

ditional out-of-state grants-in-aid.



**A standing Regent policy also allocates 20 in-

state grants-in-aid to Nevada Resident Native

Americans.



UNLV



Athletics 191 191

Music 130 130

Other 197 197

Total 518 518



*Native Americans 25



*The allocation for Native American grants-in-

aid is not included in the 3% maximum and repre-

sents a separate allocation.



CCSN



Regents 576

Veterans 5

Native Americans 5

Total 635



NNCC



Regents 64

Native Americans 18

Total 82



TMCC



Regents 273

Native Americans 12

Total 285



WNCC



Regents 54

Native Americans 1

Total 55



President Crowley submitted a correction to the UNR

in-state figures to reflect that Athletics are 100,

instead of 75 and Other (General) are 150, instead

of 175.



(8) Approved an easement to the Clark County Department of

Public Works for UNLV, subject to review of documents

by General Counsel. This easement is necessary to

construct a traffic signal and intersection lighting

at Tropicana Avenue and Wilbur Street.



(9) Approved the following easements at CCSN, subject to

review of documents by General Counsel:



A) Grant of Easement for drainage purposes on CCSN

Henderson Campus.



B) Temporary Construction Easement of portion of land

(Parcel #2) as recorded in the Office of the Clark

County, Nevada Recorder, in Book 930 of Records,

Instrument 889711 (1978).



(10) Approved a Grant of Easement to Sierra Pacific Power

Company, subject to review of documents by General

Counsel, to install street lights on the Dandini

Research Park access road for DRI, although the light-

ing project will facilitate both DRI and Truckee

Meadows Community College.



(11) In accordance with Board of Regents' policy, Presi-

dent Crowley reported the use of less than $25,000

of Capital Improvement Funds at UNR. Capital Im-

provement Funds in the amount of $14,223 have been

allocated to construct a fence around the Hillside

Cemetery property. The fence has become necessary

to stop the vandalism of graves. The vandalism was

reported to UNR at the recent neighborhood meeting

attended by numerous University Officials, neighbors

of the University and the newly appointed Reno Police

Chief.



(12) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/NNCC and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: January 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993

Amount : $8000 maximum to NNCC

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker Program.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/NNCC and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Prisons



Effective Date: July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1992

Amount : $12,200 maximum to NNCC

Purpose : Job readiness classes for prison

inmates.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/College Inn and the Nevada

Department of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: February 20 to June 30, 1992

Amount : $7600 to College Inn

Purpose : Services to be provided by

College Inn to employees of

Department of Wildlife.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: January 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993

Amount : $60,000 to TMCC

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker Program.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/DRI and the Nevada Divi-

sion of Environmental Protection (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: October 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992

Amount : $30,000 to DRI

Purpose : Air quality, pollution control

program.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: January 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993

Amount : $35,000 to WNCC

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker Program.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda to include

the correction submitted by President Crowley regarding the

Grants-in-Aid Allocation for 1992-93, and approval of the

prepared agenda, with the authority to change the order of

items as specified throughout the meeting. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



5. Introductions



President Taranik introduced Mr. John Gardner, Space Grant

Coordinator at DRI. He has 26 years of experience with the

U. S. Air Force and will be an asset to the System.



The open meeting recessed at 10:55 A.M. to move into the Academic

Affairs Committee meeting. Chairman Jill Derby, Academic Affairs

Committee, recessed the meeting at 11:40 A.M. to allow for public

comment under New Business to be made before the full Board of

Regents.



6. New Business



Mr. Bernie Wiseman, Boulder City citizen, appreciated the

opportunity to address the Board of Regents. He stated

that he was a UNLV basketball and football fan, and indi-

cated that he is a supporter of Mr. Jerry Tarkanian. He

was tired of hearing the unethical remarks made against Mr.

Tarkanian. He suggested that the basketball program at

UNLV be administered by the people, instead of the Admin-

istration.



Upon conclusion of Mr. Wiseman's remarks, Chairman Sparks

relayed to the Board and the public sector that the con-

tinuation of New Business would be held during the afternoon

of Friday, February 28, 1991, after item #30.



The Academic Affairs Committee meeting reconvened at 11:55 A.M.



The open meeting reconvened at 12:40 P.M. Thursday, February

27, 1992 with all Regents present.



Mrs. Whitley, Chairman of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minor-

ity Affairs, requested the opportunity for Reverend Jesse Scott

to address the full Board. Due to the delay in convening com-

mittee meetings, Mrs. Whitley stated that Rev. Scott has waited

patiently throughout the morning to address ethnic minority

issues to the ad hoc Committee, which would be meeting later in

the day. Chairman Sparks granted permission and his remarks are

documented in the February 27, 1992 minutes of the ad hoc Com-

mittee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.



7. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of

discussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional

competence or physical or mental health of a person in ac-

cordance with NRS 241.030.



The open meeting reconvened at 2:30 P.M. Thursday, February 27,

1992 with all Regents present.



8. Approved Design Development, UNLV Classroom, Project 91-C15



Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Bob Ferrari, State Public

Works Board, who in turn introduced Mr. George Garlock, KGA

Architects, and Mr. Bill Snyder, Tate & Snyder Architects.

Mr. Garlock and Mr. Snyder presented the design development

plans for Project 91-C15, UNLV classroom and office build-

ing. The 3-building Complex will house 60% of all class-

rooms on the UNLV Campus and contain 4 auditoriums. The

plan has been designed to consider environmental elements,

such as aircraft noise, wind and sun. The exterior of the

Complex contains a large courtyard with access to the Campus

and parking lot.



Mr. Snyder informed the Board of the schedule and stated

that the design development will be completed in mid-March,

construction document presented in August, bid opening in

September, construction to begin in May 1994, and occupancy

in September.



Dr. Hammargren questioned what the review procedures con-

sisted of, and it was explained that a formal review is

held to determine consistency and if the project is within

the stated budget. Mr. Ferrari stated that code checks are

made, along with the Fire Marshall's routine checks, Health

Department's routine checks and independent plan checks

performed by the State Public Works Board.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the design development plans

for Project 91-C15, UNLV classrooms and office building.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 3:10 P.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 3:35 P.M. Thursday, February 27, 1992

with all Regents present.



9. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that during President Crowley's

sabbatical leave, he devoted his research to writing a book

regarding University Presidents. Chancellor Dawson stated

that the book has been completed and was sent to the pub-

lisher on February 26, 1992.



President Crowley was pleased to announce that UNR's Vice

President for Finance and Administration, Ashok Dhingra,

has just completed his dissertation in Higher Education in

Administration at the University of Southern California

and has received his Ph. D.



Chancellor Dawson reminded the Board of Regents and Presi-

dents that legislative bill draft requests are due on May

1, 1992, therefore, must be placed on the April Board of

Regents' agenda for consideration.



Chancellor Dawson announced that he just received a letter

from the Office of the Attorney General who has investigated

the complaint posed by Ms. Ande Engleman, Executive Director

of the Nevada State Press Association, whereby the Board of

Regents of the UCCSN had violated the Open Meeting Law of

January 9, 1992.



The Attorney General has vindicated the Board of Regents by

indicating that there was no violation by the Board of the

Open Meeting Law. The letter is filed with the permanent

minutes.



Mrs. Berkley stated that the issue was not whether the

personnel session was legal or illegal, but rather right or

wrong to question a fellow Regent. She stated that she

would never avail herself of another meeting of that type.

Dr. Derby agreed with Mrs. Berkley and added that the meet-

ing was inappropriate.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she has attended several seminars

on boardsmanship and it has been reported that Boards are

all too busy evaluating other people, actions, etc. and

felt that it was perfectly correct to annually evaluate it-

self. She felt the members of the Board could benefit a

great deal in evaluating and learning about themselves.



Dr. Derby agreed, but felt these evaluation sessions should

be held in open session with an explanation submitted to the

Regents beforehand. Mrs. Gallagher agreed that one Regent

should not be singled out, but that the entire Board be

evaluated as a whole.



10. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks regretfully announced that former Regent

Joan Kenney recently passed away. She requested the Board

of Regents and Presidents to decide on a fitting memorial

in her honor. Mrs. Gallagher stated that a scholarship

fund for Community College students has been established.

The donations should be mailed to the Board of Regents'

Office, 2601 Enterprise Road, Reno, Nevada 89512 with a

designation as to which Community College Campus should

receive the donation.



The open meeting rcessed at 4:00 P.M. and reconvened at 8:20 A.M.

Friday, February 28, 1992 with all Regents present except Regents

Berkley and Hammargren.



11. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in workshop session in the Artemus W. Ham

Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Student Fees and Tuition



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg distributed a handout

for the Board of Regents to review during the discussion

(filed in the Regents' Office). She described the philo-

sophical guidelines of the current UCCSN policy and dis-

cussed the following highlights:



The Board of Regents shall establish tuition rates and

registration and other fees.



In setting fees, the Board will use the following as

guidelines:



Charges at peer institutions (WICHE average of

previous five years)

Consumer prices in WICHE region

State funding

Institutional needs

Other appropriate indices



Fees will lag the WICHE average by one year.



Increase in tuition and fees should not exceed 1% above

the WICHE average annual increase in fees over the

previous five years.



She then reviewed the highlights of the current process for

setting fees, as follows:



The Chancellor's Office collects WICHE fee data, Con-

sumer Price Index Information, and HEPI information.



The Chancellor's Office calculates the average annual

increase in WICHE fees over the previous five years as

a non-binding guide for setting UCCSN tuition and fees.



The Chancellor annually Chairs a system committee com-

posed of Chancellor's Office staff, Campus Presidents,

and student representatives to review data collected,

including WICHE averages, CPI, HEPI, Campus needs, and

State funding. After the meeting, the Chancellor makes

a recommendation to the Board of Regents concerning

current levels for tuition and fees.



Vice Chancellor Sparks explained a sample calculation for a

University registration fee. He then explained the Chan-

cellor's proposal of increasing the Good Neighbor Tuition.

In his opinion, the tuition fee should have been adjusted

last fiscal year and this fiscal year to maintain a compa-

rable and sufficient level of tuition.



Mr. Klaich stated that he had a problem with the current

policy. The Board of Regents adopted a formula, but now

unexplained numbers are appearing. He felt that as fees

are increased, the Board should be made aware of the de-

tails on how the tuition and fees are to be spent. As

yet, the Board has not received this information. Mrs.

Steinberg stated that Mr. Klaich's concerns should be ad-

dressed within the current policy, but she felt that the

policy probably is not as clear as it could be and may

lead to misunderstanding.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that when the policy was put

into effect in 1991, the policy was utilized in formulat-

ing the 1992-93 budget request. The fee increases were

budgeted to fund increases in the 1992-93 budget such as

100% funding for the support services formula.



Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.



Mr. Klaich questioned how the tuition and fees have been

addressed during the recent budget reduction requested by

the Governor, and Vice Chancellor Sparks replied that the

fee increases would be used to offset a portion of the re-

duction plan, with most of the fees being directed to

support services. Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the

tuition and fees call for an annual review by the Board.



Vice Chancellor Sparks informed the Board that the UCCSN

projections in the 1992-93 budget plans did not come close

to the actual increases in WICHE fees. The projection for

WICHE fees in 1990 reflected a 6% increase, and this year

the actual increase was 14%.



Mrs. Steinberg stated that this workshop was held to dis-

cuss tuition and fees and would have been held whether or

not there was a call for budget reductions. She agreed

with Vice Chancellor Sparks in that tuition and fees should

be an annual discussion placed on the Board of Regents'

agenda.



Mrs. Steinberg introduced Dr. Denis Curry, Director,

Northwest Region, MGT of America, Inc., who discussed

tuition and fee policies from other states, presented

observations about policy trends, and gave comments on

the UCCSN policy, as contained in Ref. D, filed in the

Regents' Office. (Dr. Curry distributed a handout to the

Board which highlighted his verbal remarks, and it is

also filed in the Regents' Office.)



While Dr. Curry endorsed the general concept of the cur-

rent UCCSN policy, he suggested that the Board look at

changes in the following areas:



1) definition of a peer group for fee comparison;

2) clarification of fee calculation; and

3) a stronger link between tuition and financial aid.



Mr. Klaich felt that a study committee should be assigned

to review the current policy and make recommendations to

the Board of Regents which would reflect a policy that

would respond to Nevada's localized experience.



Chancellor Dawson stated that he would be recommending to

the Board later during the meeting for its consideration:



1) the adoption of fees resulting from the Board's

current tuition and fee policy,



2) UNLV's proposed additional surcharge, and



3) a study committee be established to review the

current policy.



The meeting reconvened with all Regents present except Chairman

Sparks, Regents Derby, Eardley and Hammargren. Chairman Sparks

relinquished the gavel to Regent June Whitley.



12. Approved Emeritus Appointments



Approved the following emeritus appointments as recommended

by the Presidents:



A. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommended:



Gilbert Ayarbe, Business Management Instructor,

Emeritus, effective July 1, 1992



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended:



Chad Murvosh, Professor of Biological Sciences,

Emeritus, effective July 1, 1992



C. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mended:



W. Darrell Foote, Professor of Animal Science, Emeritus



Barbara A. Gunn, Professor of Human Development and

Family Studies, Emeritus



Kenneth R. Hill, Extension Educator, Emeritus



Kenneth W. Johns, Ed. D., Professor of Curriculum and

Instruction, Emeritus



Terrill J. Kramer, Associate Professor of Geography,

Emeritus



Robert J. Laughter, Professor of Recreation, Physical

Education and Dance, Emeritus



Jim C. Mc Cormick, Professor of Arts, Emeritus



E. Neal Moore, Associate Professor of Physics, Emeritus



Leslie A. Moren, M. D., Clinical Professor of Family

and Community Medicine, Emeritus



Don C. Prusso, Associate Professor of Biology, Emeritus



Cecelia M. Pearce, Director of Alumni Relations and

Records, Emeritus, effective August 1, 1992



Clayton B. Rabedeaux, Assistant Athletic Director,

Emeritus



James L. Tigner, Professor of History, Emeritus



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the recommended Emeritus

appointments at WNCC, UNLV and UNR. Mrs. Gallagher second-

ed. Motion carried.



13. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, UNR



At its January 1992 meeting, the Board approved sabbatical

leaves for the Campuses. Some of the Campuses determined

they would not use all the leaves granted. Two additional

sabbaticals were then offered to UNR. President Crowley

recommended those be awarded to the following:



Faramarz Gordaninejad, Mechanical Engineering, Academic

Year 1992-93



Elizabeth Raymond, History, Academic Year 1992-93



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

Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the two additional sabbatical

leaves at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



Regents Derby and Eardley returned to the meeting.



Chairman Sparks returned and resumed the gavel.



14. Approved Tenure on Hire, UNR



Approved tenure on hire for Ronald A. Phaneuf to be effec-

tive July 1, 1992. Dr. Phaneuf will be Chair, Department of

Physics at UNR.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the tenure on hire for Ronald

A. Phaneuf, Chair of the Department of Physics at UNR, to

be effective July 1, 1992. Dr. Derby seconded.



Chairman Sparks questioned if the current tenure policy

allows for tenure on hire, and President Crowley responded

that the current tenure policy does allow for a waiver on

tenure during the probation period. At this time, it is

not a common practice, but in the future it may become

more common.



Motion carried.



15. Faculty Compensation Committee Report



Chancellor Dawson introduced Barbara Nelson, Chair of the

UCCSN Compensation Committee, who reported that at their

February 21, 1992 meeting the following recommendations were

unanimously supported regarding the 1993-95 legislative

package:



1) Re-establishing the base budget losses resulting from

the budget cuts as a first priority.



2) Improve the base budget in areas where needs are great-

est for our rapidly growing institutions, for instance

in areas of support for academic computing, improving

funding for various support formulas as well as student

faculty ratios.



3) Include a 2 1/2% merit pool in the base budget for

each year of the biennium for all professionals.



In the area of Benefits, the following recommendations were

made:



1) Every possible avenue should be explored to obtain

additional dollars for faculty development for all

institutions, including seeking funding from the Leg-

islature.



2) At this time, the Committee does not wish to pursue

fully employer-paid retirement.



3) Recommend to the State Committee on Benefits, that the

life insurance benefit for each State employee be in-

creased from $20,000 to $40,000.



The Committee decided unanimously that during this bi-

iennum:



1) All professional employees be eligible for merit as

far as possible, and



2) The merit pool be part of the base budget for all

institutions.



Mr. Klaich stated that he appreciated the report delivered

by Mrs. Nelson, and Mrs. Gallagher stated that she appre-

ciated the positive attitude the Committee was exhibiting

towards the System's problems.



16. Information Only: Campus Role and Mission Statements



The report "Strategic Directions for the University and

Community College System of Nevada", approved by the Board

of Regents in January 1992, identified the review and re-

vision of role and mission statements as a first priority

in systemwide academic planning efforts. The statements

for DRI, UNR, UNLV and the four Community Colleges are

contained in Ref. E., filed in the Regents' Office.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that the

Board of Regents would be considering this item as an

"action item" at its next regularly scheduled meeting in

April. Board consideration and approval of Campus mission

statements is central to System and Campus academic planning

activities.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she felt both the UNLV's role and

mission statement should be concise, and UNR's should be

updated.



Mr. Klaich stated that, as a Regent, he has never discussed

the role and mission statements of the institutions. He

thanked Mrs. Steinberg for refocusing the Board on this

issue. He felt that the Board should participate in the

development of the role and mission statements and was

hopeful that in the future the institutions would seek

advice from the Regents.



Dr. Derby thanked Mrs. Steinberg for preparing the back-

ground information for the Board members; however, she did

feel that the Board needed to hold a workshop session to

address this issue in more detail. The role and mission

statements are the key to academic planning.



Mrs. Gallagher agreed and emphasized that the Board of

Regents is serious about academic master planning. The

role and mission statements are the first indicators to

the academic master planning process. She supported a

workshop session, but stated that it is not the Board's

intention to write the role and mission statements for

each institution.



President Gwaltney stated that it is very important that

the Community Colleges remain diversified, but that a

broad "plan" be approved by the Board to help direct the

institutions toward the future.



President Taranik stated that he did not receive the memo-

randum referred to by Mrs. Steinberg, and requested a copy.

He stated that he would like to review that document with

his faculty at DRI so that they may evaluate DRI's role

and mission statement.



Chairman Sparks indicated that the Board of Regents should

also have its own role and mission statement. She stated

that a workshop will be scheduled in the future to address

this issue in more detail.



17. Approved Department Name Change, UNLV



Approved a name change for the Department of Personnel on

the UNLV Campus to Department of Human Resources. This

change would become effective July 1, 1992.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the name change for the

Department of Personnel to the Department of Human

Resources at UNLV, effective July 1, 1992. Mr. Foley

seconded. Motion carried.



President Maxson introduced Mr. Judson Mitchell, Director

of Personnel at UNLV.



18. Approved Handbook Change, Bylaws, UNLV



Approved a Handbook change, Title 5, Chapter 6, UNLV Bylaws,

as contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

UNLV Bylaws. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



19. Approved Handbook Change, Part-Time Faculty, Community

Colleges



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section

22.3, Part-Time Salary Schedules, Community Colleges, which

would remove the maximum salary range:



3. Community Colleges



Each institution shall establish separate salary

schedules setting forth steps, placement, step pro-

gression and related dollar increments using the

following:



HOURLY RATE SEMESTER CREDIT HOUR BASIS



Minimum Minimum



$5.00 $243



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

the Part-Time Salary Schedules, Community Colleges. Mr.

Foley seconded. Motion carried.



Regents Berkley, Foley and Klaich left the meeting.



20. Approved Handbook Changes, Student Fees, UNLV, UNR, NNCC

and WNCC



A. Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

10, Student Fees for UNLV, as contained in Ref. G, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing Student Fees at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



B. Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

10, Student Fees for UNR, as follows:



Independent Study (Correspondence) 52



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change

regarding Student Fees at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



C. Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

10, Student Fees to remove all late registration fees at

NNCC.



The charging of late registration fees is incompatible

with the technology of the SIS system since it will not

automatically calculate the fee on a day-by-day basis,

it is time-consuming to calculate these fees by hand,

and only a few students are affected. This Fall only

5 students were affected.



CCSN NNCC TMCC WNCC

Late Registration Fee (for

students registering for 7

credits or more)



Per Day 5 NA NA 5

Maximum, Regular Semester 25 NA NA 25

Maximum, Summer Session 10 NA NA 10



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change

regarding Student Fees at NNCC. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



D. Approved Handbook additions, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 17, Student Fees for WNCC, as follows:



MTL 296B C - AWS Code Preparation $ 60.00

MUS 151 C - Piano 140.00

MUS 153 C - Voice 140.00

MUS 155 C - Brass Instruments 140.00

MUS 157 C - Woodwind Instruments 140.00

MUS 165 C - Guitar 140.00

MUS 251 C - Piano 140.00

MUS 253 C - Voice 140.00

RPED 104 C - Scuba 50.00

RPED 204 C - Advanced Scuba 50.00



Dr. Derby moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding Student Fees at WNCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



21. Approved Handbook Changes, Refunds, NNCC



Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 8,

Refund Policy at NNCC, as follows:



Section 8. Refund Policy



1. The following policy is effective for NNCC, effective

Fall 1992:



a. The refund for all students, in all programs with

the exception of Summer Session, for withdrawal of

net credit load shall be:



(1) One hundred percent (100%) if initiated during

the first two weeks of the term.



(2) Fifty percent (50%) if initiated after the

first two weeks and before the fourth week

of the term.



(3) No refund after the end of the fourth week of

instruction.



(4) No refund shall be given for the application

for admission fee.



b. The refund for Summer Session and intensive course

of 12 weeks of duration or less shall be:



(1) One hundred percent (100%) if withdrawal or

net credit reduction is initiated before

second class meeting.



(2) Fifty percent (50%) if withdrawal or net

credit reductions initiated during the first

twenty percent (20%) of a Summer term or an

intensive course of 12 weeks duration or less.



(3) No refund after twenty percent (20%) of the

term has elapsed.



(Sections c., d. and e. remain the same.)



f. Exceptions require the approval of the President/

designee.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook changes regard-

ing the Refund Policy at NNCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



Regents Berkley and Klaich returned to the meeting.



22. Approved Handbook Changes, Residence Hall and Food Service

Rates, UNLV



Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

13, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates at UNLV, as con-

tained in Ref. H, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes regard-

ing Residence Hall and Food Service Rates at UNLV. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved Capital Improvement Fees, TMCC



Approved authorization to use $62,222 of Capital Improvement

Fee Funds at TMCC for the following projects:



Fourth Floor Remodel $ 922

Old Town Mall Expansion Design 9,100

Improvements to Emergency & Safety Lighting 30,000



Buyback items deleted from Phase V construction award:

Security gates at plaza entrance $ 6,500

Upgrade surface in high traffic area 8,100

Patio outside child-care area 1,600

Patio railing 6,000



Dr. Eardley moved approval to authorize the use of $62,222

of Capital Improvement Fee Funds at TMCC for the above

mentioned projects. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



24. Approved Capital Improvement Fees, UNR



Approved authorization to use approximately $145,000 of

Capital Improvement Fee Funds at UNR to pay for a traffic

signal at Virginia Street and Artemisia Way. This inter-

section has been the site of numerous pedestrian-vehicle

accidents involving students. UNR can no longer wait for

the City, Regional Transportation, or the Highway Depart-

ment to install the signal. However, UNR is presently

negotiating with these agencies to pay a portion of the

cost and if successful, the requirement for use of Capital

Improvement Funds would be decreased.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to authorize the use of approxi-

mately $145,000 of Capital Improvement Funds at UNR to pay

for a traffic signal at Virginia Street and Artemisia Way.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



25. Approved Self-Supporting Budgets, Community Colleges



Approved the Community College Self-Supporting Budgets. At

its January 1992 meeting, the Board approved a fee increase

for Summer Sessions at the Community Colleges. These self-

supporting budgets reflect that fee increase.



1990-91 1991-92

Actual Bud. Est.

CCSN

Summer School



Resources:

Opening Account Balance $153,222 $113,088

Registration Fees 365,822 434,675

Total Source of Funds $519,044 $547,763



Expenditures:

Professional Contracts $290,032 $349,500

Classified Salaries 0 4,500

Wages 203 10,000

Fringe Benefits 9,820 14,000

Operating 15,266 20,000

Out-of-State Travel 5,640 10,000

Total Expenditures $320,961 $408,000



Balance 198,083 139,763

Transfer Out 84,995 42,000

Total Use of Funds $113,088 $ 97,763



NNCC

Summer School



Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 4,314 $ 9,000

Registration Fees 40,581 52,000

Total Source of Funds $ 44,895 $ 61,000



Expenditures:

Professional Contracts $ 30,220 $ 43,000

Fringe Benefits 1,304 3,000

Wages 0 100

Operating 3,555 4,900

Total Expenditures $ 35,079 $ 51,000



Ending Account Balance 9,816 10,000

Total Use of Funds $ 44,895 $ 61,000



TMCC

Summer School



Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 72,959 $ 40,097

Registration Fees 146,675 179,280

Total Source of Funds $219,634 $219,377



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries-FTE .125 $123,945 $141,495

Fringe Benefits 2,473 2,732

Classified Salaries-FTE 1.0 23,620 24,626

Fringe Benefits 6,238 6,445

Wages 3,836 4,220

Fringe Benefits 46 51

Operating 19,379 25,168

Total Expenditures $179,537 $204,737



Ending Account Balance 40,097 14,640

Total Use of Funds $219,634 $219,377



WNCC

Summer School



Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 40,754 $ 47,775

Registration Fees 74,155 87,712

Total Source of Funds $114,909 $135,487



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries-FTE .50 $ 53,083 $ 58,391*

Fringe Benefits 4,707 5,167

Classified Salaries-FTE .50 2,337 8,238

Fringe Benefits 286 2,230

Operating 6,721 7,391

Total Expenditures $ 67,134 $ 81,417



Ending Account Balance 47,775 54,070

Total Use of Funds $114,909 $135,487



* FTE .55



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Self-Supporting Budgets

for the Community Colleges. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.



26. Nominations for 1992 Distinguished Nevadan Awards



Distinguished Nevadan Awards are bestowed by the Board of

Regents to individuals who are present or former residents

of the State for "significant achievements contributing to

the cultural, economic, scientific, or social advancement of

Nevada and its people, or for exceptional service to the

State or nation that has influenced constructively the well-

being of mankind".



The 1992 Distinguished Nevadan recipients will be honored

at ceremonies in conjunction with Commencement in May.



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

following persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and

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

1992:



Raymond C. Avansino, Jr.

William Macdonald

Sig Rogich

Louis P. Spitz



Motion carried.



Mr. Foley moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the following

persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that the

awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV in May, 1992:



Stanley E. Fulton

John Goolsby

Arthur Marshall

Mildred Remy

Jesse D. Scott



Motion carried.



27. Nominations for 1992 Honorary Doctorate Degrees



Dr. Eardley moved, Mr. Klaich seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree and

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

1992:



Anne Gibbs Berlin

James Duke Cameron



Motion carried.



Mrs. Whitley moved, Mr. Klaich seconded, that the following

person be honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree and that

the award be presented at Commencement at UNLV in May, 1992:



Christina Hixson



Motion carried.



28. Nominations for 1992 Honorary Associate Degrees



Mrs. Whitley moved, Mr. Klaich seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at CCSN in

May, 1992:



Caeser Caviglia

Joe Williams



Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley moved, Dr. Derby seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at NNCC in

May, 1992:



Paul Sawyer



Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich moved, Dr. Derby seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at TMCC in

May, 1992:



Clarence Jones

Martha Jones



Motion carried.



Dr. Derby moved, Mrs. Whitley seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at WNCC in

May, 1992:



John Sheldon



Motion carried.



29. Approved the 1991-93 Budget Reduction Plan



Approved the UCCSN 1991-93 Budget Reduction Plan of 8% im-

posed by the Governor because of lowered State revenues.

The Board met February 13, 1992 to review preliminary plans.

The final plans are contained in Ref. I, amended February

24, 1992, which are filed with the permanent minutes.



Chancellor Dawson recommended that the Board of Regents

adopt the final plans with the knowledge that not all

Presidents agreed to the plans. He recommended to the

Board the adoption of the tuition and fee increase in

accordance with the current policy, and to delay awarding

of merit until January 1, 1993 for all institutions. He

noted that CCSN requested merit be awarded July 1, 1992,

and UNLV requested merit be delayed for FY 92-93.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the budget reduction plans

as found in Ref. I, amended February 24, 1992, with the

following amendments:



1) All fee differentials be characterized as "surcharges"

rather than increases, and that the surcharges will

sunset at the end of the 1991-93 biennium.



2) The merit increase systemwide is to commence not before

January 1, 1993, with the following:



a) UNLV may grant such merit on January 1, if it

chooses and has available funds.



b) CCSN may make other financial payments (equity or

bonus) not out of the merit pool to compensate

faculty.



3) The same out-of-state tuition will be charged at UNR

and UNLV which will include a $75 per semester increase.



4) Action on the Computing Center reduction plan will be

deferred until the next Board meeting.



5) Funds generated from UNLV's out-of-state tuition may

be used to offset the $5 surcharge in undergraduate and

graduate registration fees.



Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mr. Klaich stated that with the uncertainty of State reve-

nues the fees should be "surcharges". He questioned whether

the current policy on fee increases is good for the long-

term and suggested they be reviewed along with the current

academic master planning, and role and mission statement

reviews. He commended the Presidents and staff for the

job on the budget cuts over the last six months.



The registration fee surcharges for undergraduates will be

$3.50 for UNR, $5.00 for UNLV, and $1 for the 4 Community

Colleges.



Dr. Derby expressed concern about these amounts stating

that she was committed to affordable fees for students in

Nevada and that she had heard from faculty how those few

dollars make a difference.



Mr. Klaich stated that he felt the Board should not raise

fees for Nevada students without raising the out-of-state

student fee.



Mrs. Berkley stated her concern was the Board trying to

micro-manage the institutions and that she would rather

give the institutions flexibility.



Mr. Foley stated his concern was for the programs at the

institutions and did not want to eliminate the commitment

from the Nevada Legislature for a Law School. President

Maxson stated that that commitment would not be eliminated,

but felt that UNLV should return the Law School funds to

the State because of the great need for basics being funded.

He added that dollars for the Law School would be easier to

obtain from private donors than would funds for basics;

i. e., English and Mathematics programs.



Dr. Eardley argued against the term "surcharge" and argued

for implementing the current fee policy.



President Crowley stated his support for the motion, because

UNR's plans address the impacts on the students. He sup-

ported the surcharge, but cautioned that it should not be

indicated to students that fee increases will be reduced.



President Maxson stated that without the tuition increases,

UNLV would not be able to fill approximately 60 vacancies

which would equal 600 fewer courses which could be avail-

able to students. He mentioned that in his discussions

with faculty and student leadership they had agreed to the

fee increases in order to fill these necessary positions.



Mrs. Whitley spoke against the motion because of the $5

fee increase at UNLV.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



ASUN President Derek Beenfeldt stated that the students had

been involved in the discussion on the surcharge in the

amount of $3.50 and agreed that the fee should sunset.



UNLV student Ross Kurzer stated the full UNLV student body

had not voted to increase fees and felt the $5 fee increase

was too high for the students to bear.



President Maxson added that it was true, there had been no

referendum posed to the full student body on fee increases,

however, the student body had voted 2:1 in favor of a $75

increase for health fees which he had not brought forward

to the Board.



Chairman Sparks relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Eardley.

Dr. Hammargren and Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.



President Gwaltney spoke in favor of the motion. President

Meacham stated that his institution has always viewed this

as a temporary situation and as a crises. He stated that

the surcharge was good and does not want to jeopardize the

Community College salary schedule or the merit pool.



Chairman Sparks resumed the gavel. Mrs. Whitley returned to the

meeting and Dr. Derby left the meeting.



CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Candace Kant commended the

Board of Regents and also President Meacham and CCSN Admin-

istration for including the faculty in devising their plans.



Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.



President Remington supported the motion and President

Calabro supported the surcharge and stated that WNCC

would use it to restore instruction, operating and for

additional part-time faculty to offer more sections for

projected growth.



Motion carried with Dr. Eardley voting "no" based on his

conviction that it is important to stay with Board of

Regents' policy.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



30. Information Only: Application for Land



At the request of Dr. Hammargren, the Board at its December

1991 meeting approved the petitioning of the Clark County

Commission for approximately 100 acres of land to be used

for an aerospace museum, or other educational uses con-

sistent with UCCSN, to be operated by UNLV. Dr. Hammargren

requested additional discussion and an update for this

application.



Chancellor Dawson stated he, Mr. Robert Mc Caffery, Presi-

dent Meacham, and Mr. Gordon Gochnour, CCSN, appeared before

the Clark County Commission, who referred the item to their

staff. The Airport Authority is very concerned with educa-

tional building on this property because of the noise level.

President Meacham stated that Dallas, Texas has a Community

College at the end of a major runway. The Chancellor stated

they have an appointment with Mr. Robert Broadbent, Airport

Authority, next week.



Dr. Eardley left the meeting.



Mr. Foley stated it was his feeling that there would be con-

siderable expense with this project because the Spruce

Goose must be maintained in a temperature controlled hangar

with only a 10 degree tolerance in temperature or the Spruce

Goose would pull apart. He questioned who would pay for the

cost and construction and urged the Board not to give any

financial support until plans and expenses have been out-

lined.



Dr. Eardley returned to the meeting.



Chairman Sparks stated this property could be a potential

Community College and museum site as well. Dr. Hammargren

stated that no financial commitment is necessary at this

time and added that he had asked for staff help and did

not get an answer until February. Chairman Sparks stated

the reason for the delay was that staff investigated the

procedure to follow and were told the matter was in liti-

gation and could not go forward.



6. New Business (continued)



Chairman Sparks acknowledged the presence of a large number

of people wishing to address the Board on the matter of

Athletics at UNLV.



A. Board of Regents



Mr. Foley read the following statement for the record:



"I would like to make a formal statement before the

public comment portion of this meeting begins.



"First, I would like to point out that this issue is

far more complex and far greater in scope than implied

by printing President Maxson's or Jerry Tarkanian's

names on a tee-shirt. If that were the appropriate

forum, we would have to print the names of 700 faculty

members and thousands of students on a tee-shirt as

well, because of what all of this is doing to them.

They are, after all, the soul of this or any University,

not its athletic teams, and they must not be crucified

on a cross of wins and losses.



"Yesterday I heard someone here say that President

Maxson should run the University and leave the basket-

ball program alone. Everyone needs to understand that

the basketball program is a part of the University, not

the other way around, just as the English Department is

a part of the University or the Library or the Hotel

College. In spite of what Jerry Tarkanian seems to

think, it is not some separate domain that functions

autonomously, independent not only of the NCAA but of

the rest of this Campus as well.



"I don't know if everybody realizes it or not, but the

faculty of this institution has been so embarrassed and

so humiliated by this circus that its Senate leadership

is now entertaining the suggestion that UNLV simply do

away with basketball for a period of two years, until

some semblance of sanity returns to this community over

this issue.



"I also don't know if everybody realizes it or not, but

the degrees earned by the sons and daughters of the

citizens of this community are what will be devalued by

sending the message to the world that UNLV is not run by

its President but rather by its basketball coach; that

University policy is dictated by popular vote or worse,

mob rule; that UNLV is not, in other words, a legitimate

member of the community of Universities around the coun-

try and around the world.



"We would not be going through all this turmoil at the

present time if Jerry Tarkanian cared about the future

of this University; apparently he does not. He once

brought fame to us; now he brings notoriety, just as

the nuclear melt-down brought notoriety to Chernobyl.

Let me quote to you from the current issue of "Sports

Illustrated" on the subject of the withdrawal of his

resignation: 'The upshot of Tarkanian's latest maneu-

vering is that UNLV will be subject to more embarrassing

headlines and, in all likelihood, more dreary lawsuits.

Tarkanian can't win this fight. But he can delay the

hiring of a new coach and, thus, the beginning of the

healing process that should be UNLV's top priority.'



"I could not agree more. But instead of healing,

Tarkanian and his misguided supporters appear to want

to burn Kuwait behind them. His latest actions signal

a complete indifference to the institution he has

served these past 19 years. As "Sports Illustrated"

says, 'The important issue, at least for Tarkanian,

seems to be revenge, whatever the price.'



"Be that as it may, the true important issue transcends

any one person's private agenda. Let me assure you

that the whole country is watching us intently now, to

see whether or not we are wise enough here to field a

good University as well as a good basketball team. How

we as a governing Board function during this time of

community crisis will help identify our intellectual

values as well as our cultural values. This is no

longer a sports story, it is much larger than that.

What we are engaged in now is a struggle for the very

soul of this University. For the good of the Univer-

sity and for the good of the people of this community,

we must not lose this struggle."



B. Public



A number of people were present to address the Board

concerning the current UNLV Athletic issue. Chairman

Sparks allowed each speaker two minutes to make his

presentation:



The following people spoke in favor of the University:



Jim Deacon Peter Starkweather

Len Zane Bill Robinson

Ken Hanlon Ken Mahal

Jerry Crawford Christian Dolin

Craig Walton Kent Penny

Randy Smith Brian Reed

Steve Natal Mary Schoenfeld

Kevin Bagger Neil Opfer



The following people spoke in favor of Coach Tarkanian:



Anthony Green Jean Magdall

Everett Moore Pauline Kennedy

Jackie Mc Call Marion Bennett

Gerald Fitzgerald Rev. Wilson

Robert Moulchen Pat Clary

Danny Tarkanian Mr. Didona

Joseph Torciano Richard Singer

Bob Goldberg



Dr. Eardley and Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.



31. Discussion on Regent Hammargren Letter, November 26, 1991



Dr. Hammargren stated that he had written a letter to the

Board of Regents on November 26, 1991 making 12 requests,

which had not been answered. Each question is listed

below, with Chancellor Dawson's response that was sent in

a memordum on February 20, 1992, and any additional comments

made during the open discussion. (Dr. Hammargren's memo-

randum, Chancellor Dawson's memorandum and attachments,

Ref. M, are filed with the permanent minutes.)



1. I would like a one-page summary in common English of

laws regarding personnel sessions and the State law

regarding open meetings.



Chancellor Dawson's response: Attached to my December

4, 1991 memorandum was a one-page summary of the State

open meeting law. Enclosed is a copy of that memoran-

dum with attachments. A complete copy of the open

meeting law will be provided if you so desire.



Dr. Hammargren stated that if a session was to be held

on a Regent, that Regent should be informed ahead of

time.



Mrs. Whitley returned to the meeting.



2. I would like a copy of Nevada law regarding due process

of NCAA.



Chancellor Dawson's response: Also attached to the

December 4, 1991 memorandum was a copy of the law per-

taining to due process for the NCAA, NRS 398.005 et

seq. (Attached again here for your review.)



3. I would like a simple resolution of how to petition

the county for land.



Chancellor Dawson's response: Just a reminder, we did

appear before the Clark County Commission on February

6, 1992, to request formally land from the country.

All that is needed in the way of a petition is a letter

to the County Manager identifying the land being peti-

tioned, and the stated proposed purpose for which we

are petitioning it.



Dr. Hammargren stated he had requested from the Las

Vegas Chancellor's staff how to petition land from

the county, and at the same time had requested a copy

of the Nevada Due Process Law. He stated that the

General Counsel's staff in Las Vegas referred the

first request on how to petition for the land to the

General Counsel's office in Reno. Dr. Hammargren con-

tended the response was not forthcoming as fast as he

had expected.



He stated that he would like to request a workshop on

how the Board of Regents does its business and who

reports back to the Board so there is a clear under-

standing of the role of Regents.



In regard to his request for the Nevada Due Process

Law, he was told by a staff member that the law was

a lousy law, and if he wanted a copy, he should get

it from Mr. Danny Tarkanian.



He stated he was currently working on a $100,000 do-

nation for an aerospace museum research complex to be

located on the land (adjacent to the Las Vegas Air-

port).



Dr. Hammargren complained he had to hire his own staff

to work on the land acquisition with the county. He

also questioned the manner in which items appear on

the Regents' meeting agendas.



4. I would like an Attorney General's evaluation of the

legality of video-taping in general and in the specific

instance.



Chancellor Dawson's response: The Attorney General's

Office has informed me of its policy for issuing opin-

ions. First, the Attorney General will not issue an

opinion on a question that is the subject of pending

litigation. Currently, the issue of the legality of

the video taping involving the UNLV men's basketball

team is in litigation in the case of Grgurich vs.

University of Nevada. Second, before the Attorney

General will consider an opinion request from an

agency, the agency's attorney, if any, must first give

an opinion on the subject to the agency. Only if the

agency still requests an opinion after reviewing the

opinion of its attorney will the Attorney General

consider the request. The Attorney General will take

the opinion of the agency's attorney into considera-

tion when responding to the request. A copy of the

General Counsel's opinion on this subject is enclosed.

Third, the opinion request must be made by an official

or officials authorized to make an opinion request.

In the case of an agency headed by a multi-member

board or commission, the request must come from the

board or commission.



Mr. Klaich stated the Chancellor's response implies a

status quo on the matter of video taping. There is a

system committee which is developing guidlines on sur-

veillance with a draft policy to be presented at a

meeting on March 19. Chancellor Dawson added that in

a discussion this week with the Attorney General, she

stated that they do not give an opinion when a matter

is still in litigation and she would first ask the

Board of Regents' Legal Counsel for an opinion.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



5. I would like a completion of the previous Attorney

General's ticket investigation with follow-up of the

information which was subsequently delivered to them

only after it was demanded by the Board of Regents.



Chancellor Dawson's response: This continues to be

an on-going investigation in the Attorney General's

Office. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas had

provided the Attorney General's Office with additional

information concerning athletic ticket sales. One of

the delays in the investigation has been caused by a

key witness being out of the country serving in the

Armed Forces. The Attorney General's Office has been

attempting to locate and interview the witness, but

has been unable to do so to date. The Attorney General

has informed me that her Office is allocating as much

time and resources to this investigation as its work-

load will permit. She expects to complete the in-

vestigation in the near future.



Chancellor Dawson stated that all the information at

UNLV concerning this matter has been turned over to

the Attorney General.



Mr. Klaich moved that the Chancellor request from the

Attorney General an interim report on all UNLV ticket

investigations from 1990 through the Final Four Compe-

tition in 1991. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion car-

ried.



6. I would like a copy of the Attorney General's report of

previous staff behavior during the investigation.



Chancellor Dawson's response: We do not have a copy of

the requested document. The Attorney General has in-

formed me that this was meant to be an internal (to

the Attorney General) working document. The Board of

Regents did address all of the issues brought up in

this report at a subsequent personnel session, and I

believe, for the most part, was satisfied with the

discussion concerning these issues. If the Board

wishes action be taken, this is an internal matter

that the Board of Regents and the Chancellor should

handle, and not involve the Attorney General.



Dr. Hammargren stated the Board of Regents did not

handle any of that information, and it was not handled

in a personnel session.



Dr. Hammargren moved the Board request this report

from the Attorney General. Motion died from lack of

second.



Chairman Sparks stated the Attorney General read the

letter in personnel session, and the matter was dis-

cussed and the Board handled the situation accordingly.



Mrs. Berkley stated that if there is a problem with an

employee, a personnel session should be called. Mrs.

Gallagher agreed.



Dr. Hammargren moved the Board request the Attorney

General's report to be reviewed in a personnel session

with the Attorney General. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion

carried.



Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.



7. I would like a follow-up of the ticket investigation

through Spring of 1991 to evaluate any ticket irregu-

larities that may have occurred.



Chancellor Dawson's response: Former Interim Athletic

Director Dennis Finfrock submitted a report to the

Board of Regents on UNLV's follow-up of the ticket

investigation. A copy of this report is enclosed.



8. I would like a public accounting of all the monies

which have been spent on the previous and present NCAA

investigations including specifics as to who was paid

for what services.



9. I would also like the specifics of any contracts made

as a result of terminations and suspensions which have

resulted in economic gain to anyone who left a job in

the Athletic Department.



Chancellor Dawson's response: The Chancellor's Office

does not have the information requested in questions

8 and 9. I have requested that Buster Neel provide

the information to me. I will forward it to you as

soon as I receive it.



Information pertaining to request number 8 was dis-

tributed at the meeting.



Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Klaich left the meeting.



10. I would like to request an analysis of the proposed

spending for the NCAA law suit which has resulted be-

cause of the State law and the NCAA challenging the

State law, and where these funds would come from.



Chancellor Dawson's response: The only costs expected

for handling the case of NCAA vs. Miller, et al, are

the salaries for the two attorneys in the General

Counsel's Office assigned to the case. Both are paid

fixed salaries from the System budget. These salaries

are not allocated to any specific case or duty, but

are paid for all the duties performed by the attorneys

of the UCCSN.



Dr. Hammargren stated that he felt lawsuits should be

settled instead of "fighting". He related that he had

heard a prediction of $1 million to solve litigation

and asked that cost efficiency be examined.



11. I would like a job description for each of the staff of

the Legal Office of the Board of Regents, including

which budget should be paying for the present NCAA

investigation and State lawsuits request and personnel

sessions with the staff.



Chancellor Dawson's response: Attached are the job

descriptions for the UCCSN attorneys. The System budg-

et pays the salaries of our Legal staff. UNLV is pay-

ing the costs associated with NCAA investigation of its

programs. The Board of Regents pays the costs associ-

ated with investigations or lawsuits involving the

System.



12. I would request an audiotape of all future personnel

sessions.



Chancellor Dawson's response: This request is entirely

up to the Board of Regents. If the Board desires tapes

of each personnel session, this Office will be more

than happy to oblige.



Dr. Hammargren stated that at the January personnel

session he had been notified an hour beforehand that

the session would be concerning his actions.



Dr. Derby left the meeting.



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Lori Temple stated that the Faculty

Senate Chairmen, who were still present, requested that item 33,

Outstanding Faculty Recognition, be postponed until the next

meeting and the students also agreed to delay item 34, Outstand-

ing Student Recognition, until the next meeting.



Chairman Sparks announced that the reports and recommendations

of the committees would be placed on the April Board of Regents'

agenda.



32. Information Only: Recommendations for Award to 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 9-10, 1992 meet-

ing.



Note: The titles stated in this agenda item are descriptive

only. Faculty are tenured in institutions, and not

in particular employment positions.



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to the

following:



*Brent Bowman, Accounting/CIS, Business Administration

Barbara Butler, Business Reference Library, Library

Maria Hsia Chang, Political Science, Arts & Science

Jaak Daemen, Mining Engineering, Mines

*Mary Ann Demchak, Curriculum & Instruction, Education

*Larry Engstrom, Music, Arts & Science

*Donald C. Helm, Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Mines

Eric Herzik, Political Science, Arts & Science

*Mark B. Judkins, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture

*Kathleen Keef, Pysiology, Medicine

Berry Lyons, Geological Sciences, Mines

John Marini, Political Science, Arts & Science

*Nancy Markee, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture

*Colleen Murray, Human Development & Family Studies,

Human & Community Sciences

Lewis Oring, Range, Wildlife & Forestry, Agriculture

Dean Pierce, Social Work, Human & Community Sciences

Chris Pritsos, Agricultural Experiment Station, Agri-

culture; Nutrition, Human & Community Sciences

Banmali Rawat, Electrical Engineering, Engineering

*Michael Robinson, Curriculum & Instruction, Education

Stephen Tchudi, English, Arts & Science

Susan Tchudi, English, Arts & Science

*Roger Walker, Range, Wildlife & Forestry, Agriculture

Michael Warner, Curriculum & Instruction, Education



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to

the following:



Robert Brewer, Theatre Arts, College of Fine & Perform-

ing Arts

James Busser, Sport & Leisure Studies, College of Human

Performance & Development

James Cross, Marketing, College of Business & Economics

*Nasser Daneshvary, Economics, College of Business &

Economics

*Charles Deutch, Biological Science, College of Science

& Mathematics

*Jeffrey Gelfer, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education

David Hames, Management, College of Business & Economics

Paul Hintzen, Physics, College of Science & Mathematics

Vernon Hodge, Chemistry, College of Science & Mathe-

matics

*Cathy Hurst-Hoffman, Theatre Arts, College of Fine &

Performing Arts

*Malvin Jameson, Finance, College of Business & Economics

Jeffrey Kern, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Lawrence Klein, History, College of Liberal Arts

Audrey Mc Cool, Food & Beverage, College of Hotel

Administration

Marilyn Ohlausen, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education

Ernest Peck, Dean, College of Science & Mathematics

Pasha Rafat, Art, College of Fine & Performing Arts

*Willard Rollings, History, College of Liberal Arts

Dimitri Shalin, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts

*Mehran Tamadonfar, Political Science, College of

Liberal Arts

David Weiller, Music, College of Fine & Performing Arts

Susan Whiston, Counseling & Educational Psychology,

College of Education

Richard Wiley, English, College of Liberal Arts

*Martha Young, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education

Stanley Zehm, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education



C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President Meacham

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to

the following:



Carolyn Anderson-Stewart, Medical Records, Science &

Health

Bette Brickman, Developmental Studies, Arts, Hum & SS

Frances Brown, Nursing, Science & Health

Dorothy Chase, Developmental Studies, Arts, Hum & SS

Thymios Carabas, English & Foreign Language, Arts, Hum

& SS

Alexandra d'Aste-Surcouf, English & Foreign Language,

Arts, Hum & SS

Victoria Dominguez, Acct & Finance, Business

Albert Fisher, Acct & Finance, Business

Frazine Jasper, Nursing, Science & Health

James Pomeroy, Arch & Graph Tech, Ind & Serv Tech

Theresa Raglin, Dental Hygiene, Science & Health

Leslie Shipp, English & Foreign Language, Arts, Hum &

SS



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Remington

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to

the following:



Georgeanna Smith, Nursing

Edgar Nickel, Learning Resource Center

Carl T. Cook, Automotive



E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to

the following:



Barbara Bowes, Nursing

Richard Brand, Public Service

Amedeo Leon Lucchesi, Electronics



F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992,

to the following:



Roy Askins, Sociology/Psychology, Academic Affairs

Connie Capurro, Counseling, Administrative Affairs

Irene Joanette, Business, Academic Affairs



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.



33. 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 Board action scheduled

for the April 9-10, 1992 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mends the following promotions, effective July 1, 1992:



John A. Anderson to Professor of Geology, Mines

Thomas C. Barcia to Associate Professor of Radiology,

Medicine

Robert E. Blesse to Rank IV, Library

*Brent Bowman to Associate Professor Accounting/CIS,

Business Administration

*Mary Ann Demchak to Associate Professor of Curriculum

& Instruction, Education

*Larry M. Engstrom to Associate Professor of Music,

Arts & Science

Dwight Egbert to Professor of Electrical Engineering,

Engineering

Joanna Frueh to Associate Professor of Art, Arts &

Science

Fritz Grupe to Associate Professor of Accounting/CIS,

Business Administration

Mark R. Hall to Professor of Microbiology, Medicine

Thomas Harris to Professor of Agricultural Economics,

Agriculture

*Donald C. Helm to Professor of Geology, Nevada Bureau

of Mines & Geology, Mines

Gregory Highison to Professor of Anatomy, Medicine

Joseph R. Hume to Professor of Physiology, Medicine

*Mark B. Judkins to Associate Professor of Veterinary

Medicine, Agriculture

*Kathleen Keef to Associate Professor of Physiology,

Medicine

Trudy Larson to Associate Professor of Pediatrics,

Medicine

F. Roy Mac Kintosh to Professor of Internal Medicine,

Medicine

*Nancy L. Markee to Associate Professor of Agricultural

Economics, Agriculture

Donald B. Mc Gregor to Professor of Surgery, Medicine

Denise Mc Kee to Associate Professor of Family & Com-

munity Medicine, Medicine

John Mills to Professor of Accounting, Business Admin-

istration

*Colleen Murray to Associate Professor of Human Develop-

ment & Family Studies, Human & Community Sciences

Linda P. Newman to Rank IV, Library

Kenneth J. Peak to Professor of Criminal Justice, Arts

& Science

*Michael Robinson to Associate Professor of Curriculum

& Instruction, Education

Jeffrey R. Seeman to Professor of Biochemistry, Agri-

culture

Susan Stewart to Rank III, Library

*Roger F. Walker to Associate Professor of Range, Wild-

life & Forestry, Agriculture

Glee M. Willis to Rank III, Library



B. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommends

the following promotions, effective July 1, 1992:



J. Chow to Rank IV, Research Professor, Energy & Envi-

ronmental Engineering Center

S. Tyler to Rank III, Associate Research Professor,

Water Resources Center

B. Wharton to Rank IV, Research Professor, Biological

Sciences Center



C. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends the following promotions, effective July 1,

1992:



John Bowers to Full Professor of English, College of

Liberal Arts

*Nasser Daneshvary to Associate Professor of Economics,

College of Business & Economics

*Charles Deutch to Associate Professor of Biological

Sciences, College of Science & Mathematics

Anthony Ferri to Associate Professor of Communication

Studies, College of Liberal Arts

*Jeffrey Gelfer to Associate Professor of Instructional

& Curricular Studies, College of Education

*Cathy Hurst-Hoffman to Associate Professor of Theatre

Arts, College of Fine & Performing Arts

*Melvin Jameson to Associate Professor of Finance,

College of Business & Economics

W. Paul Jones to Full Professor of Counseling & Educa-

tional Psychology, College of Education

Cathie Kelly to Associate Professor of Art, College of

Fine & Performing Arts

Thurston Miller to Librarian II

*Willard Rollings to Associate Professor of History,

College of Liberal Arts

Stephen Rowland to Full Professor of Geoscience,

College of Science & Mathematics

James Selser to Full Professor of Physics, College of

Science & Mathematics

Jeffrey Stitt to Associate Professor of English, College

of Liberal Arts

*Mehran Tamadonfar to Associate Professor of Political

Science, College of Liberal Arts

Robert Winokur to Associate Professor of Biological

Sciences, College of Science & Mathematics

*Martha Young to Associate Professor of Instructional

& Curricular Studies, College of Education



*Also recommended for Award of Tenure.



Because of a lack of quorum, Chairman Sparks directed that the

remaining items on the agenda be placed on the next regularly

scheduled Board meeting in April.



The meeting adjourned at 5:10 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

02-27-1992