03/03/1988

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 3-4, 1988








03-03-1988

Pages 1-26



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

March 3, 1988



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

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



Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members absent: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



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

Frank Hartigan (UNR), Beverly Funk (CCCC), Richard French (DRI),

Bill Marchant (UNLV), Dale Pugsley (WNCC), David Wilkins (TMCC),

Jim Williams (Unit), and Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Whitley at 10:10 A.M.

on Thursday, March 3, 1988.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



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

ary 28-29, 1988.



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

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



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

TMCC Advisory Board:



Fritsi Ericson

John Genasci

Bob Pearce



(4) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR College Inn and the Nevada

Department of Wildlife



Effective: March 20 through March 30, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $4,000

Purpose : Provide one meeting room, lodging and

meals to accommodate 35 attendees.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Department of Educa-

tion



Effective: March 3 through June 20, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $4,000

Purpose : Tuition waivers for teachers, C & I

481/681 - Special Problems in Educa-

tion: Reading in the ESL Classroom -

Curriculum Considerations.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Department of Educa-

tion



Effective: April 1 through June 15, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $6,000

Purpose : Tuition waivers for teachers, C & I

481/681 - Special Problems in Educa-

tion: Language Arts Software in the

ESL Classroom.



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County Board of

County Commissioners



Effective: Not to exceed 5 years from the signing

date

Amount : 0

Purpose : Clark County to provide facilities and

instructors for courses SWK 419 and SWK

429.



E. UNS Board of Regents/DRI and Division of Environ-

mental Protection of the Department of Conservation

and Natural Resources



Effective: March 1 through June 30, 1988

Amount : $9,900

Purpose : To conduct a performance audit and a

systems audit and conduct a Quality

Assurance Workshop.



F. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Department of

Education



Effective: March 1 through April 1, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $2,000

Purpose : Tuition waivers for teachers, CIE/ESE

400 - Special Problems in Education:

Language Arts Software in the ESL

Curriculum.



G. UNS Board of Regents/University of Nevada School of

Medicine and Nevada Department of Prisons



Effective: September 1, 1986 until terminated by

either or both parties

Amount : $20,000 annually

Purpose : Facilitate continuing medical education

for prison physicians, physicians' as-

sistants and nurses through the School

of Medicine; coordinate the admission

of inmate patients to University-affil-

ated hospitals; contribute to the qual-

ity of medical care available to inmate

patients at University-affiliated hos-

pitals and facilities in Internal Medi-

cine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecol-

ogy, Family Practice and Nutrition med-

ical disciplines; establish clinical

learning opportunities for undergradu-

ates and graduates in nursing and psy-

chology at University-affiliated hos-

pitals and facilities.



Dr. Eardley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



President Maxson introduced Cheryl Bowles, UNLV Faculty

Senate Vice Chairman; Paige White, Yellin' Rebel Staff

Writer; and William Dakin, Director of Career Planning and

Placement.



Dr. Daken addressed the Board of Regents on his past 21

years of service to UNLV and UNS. He stated that he is

proud of the contributions made to UNLV and the efforts the

Board of Regents has made for UNLV and UNS. He suggested

that the Board of Regents set aside time at each Regents'

meeting to meet with staff and faculty for exchange of con-

cerns and issues. He thanked the Board of Regents for their

support for higher education.



Mrs. Indrani Iyengar addressed the Board of Regents on the

issue of School of Medicine admission standards for foreign

medical graduates. President Crowley replied that this is

not an issue of discrimination, but an issue of how to eval-

uate the adequacy of foreign medical schools. The LCME has

set this standard and it has become law. General Counsel

Klasic stated that the State Board of Medical Examiners

should be addressing this issue, because the Medical Board

got the Legislature to pass the law on the subject and it

is the Medical Board which determines which Medical Schools

meet LCME standards, and that the Board of Regents should

abide by the law. President Crowley offered to prepare a

response to Mrs. Iyengar's concerns.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Whitley reported that a concerted effort to meet

the higher education needs of Nevada's minority youth is

under way in the University of Nevada System.



Following a Regents' retreat last Fall which focused on mak-

ing affirmative action a high priority, UNS established a

Student Minority Outreach Task Force.



Chairman June Whitley reported that candid discussions have

been held with community leaders representing American In-

dian, Black and Hispanic populations in northern and south-

ern Nevada and have yielded many common concerns.



These include:



The need for ongoing, sincere commitment from the "top"

- the Board of Regents, Chancellor and Presidents -- to

help minority students achieve success in higher educa-

tion.



Establishing a reward system for those involved in the

effort.



Keeping the task force intact on a permanent basis, mon-

itoring progress and being accountable for results.



Improving communications with minority communities to

increase awareness about what UNS Universities and Com-

munity Colleges offer and where students can go to re-

ceive assistance on Campuses.



Providing students with more help in the form of schol-

arships, financial aid, tutors, student and faculty men-

tors and role models, not only to recruit students but

to retain them and ensure they will be successful after

they have enrolled. This effort could involve estab-

lishing an "early warning system" during their first

semester on Campus.



Early intervention with students and families before

high school years to communicate the importance of

higher education and its accessibility.



Chairman Whitley stated that one of the highest UNS budget

priorities for 1989-91, complete funding of a series of

formulas in the base budget to shore up the infrastructure

of all UNS institutions, could provide funds necessary to

address minority needs. Expansion of the "Support Services"

formula includes student services such as recruitment and

retention programs, academic advising and tutoring programs.

And UNS could seek scholarship funds and financial aid for

minorities in its enhancement budget requests for new pro-

grams.



Some Clark County minority representatives have offered to

help UNS lobby Legislators to obtain the money necessary to

make these suggestions a reality.



The Statewide task force will continue meeting with minority

representatives this Spring, and will develop recommenda-

tions for presentation to the Board of Regents in June.



A student forum was held on the UNLV Campus to discuss the

UNS financial resources and to clarify misunderstandings on

the UNS budget process.



Chairman Whitley requested that the Chancellor's Office pre-

pare a booklet on UNS budgets to aid the general public in

understanding the budget process.



Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Regent Kenney.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that the System Administration

building is progressing on schedule and the office should

begin moving into the new building in mid-April.



The 1987-88 Arkansas Study, the annual national comparison

of administrative salaries adopted by the Board of Regents

as the yardstick to measure how UNS Administrators rank in

comparison to counterparts at land-grant Universities

throughout the nation, was distributed at the meeting for

informational purposes only. This is one of several studies

that serve to guide UNS in its deliberations to establish a

salary request for the next biennia. The Chancellor's Of-

fice has contracted for University and Community College

faculty salary studies. The results will not be available

until later this Spring.



The UNS Compensation Committee, composed of faculty repre-

sentatives of all UNS institutions, has made a number of

recommendations to the Chancellor concerning salary and

benefits for consideration in developing the 1989-91 salary

request.



Chancellor Dawson reported that 3 national salary comparison

studies will be available this Spring to aid UNS in build-

ing a salary request: the Arkansas Study and faculty salary

studies showing how University faculty rank nationally com-

pared to all other land-grant schools, and how Community

College faculty in Nevada compare to counterparts in com-

parably sized urban Community Colleges throughout the U. S.

While results of the latter two studies aren't known, the

UNS Compensation Committee has been considering a number of

related issues. Among them:



University professional employees are the only group of

State workers which does not received 100% employer-paid

retirement. UNS faculty contribute 50% (or nearly 10%

of gross income) to retirement and the State contributes

the other 50%. When other employee groups such as pub-

lic school teachers and classified workers rank them-

selves nationally, it is according to total compensation

rather than salary. For this reason, the UNS Compensa-

tion committee is considering making a recommendation

that faculty rankings in national studies be based upon

compensation rather than salary.



The Committee will seek a compensation goal of reaching

the top quartile in the national ranking by the end of

the next biennium (1991).



The Committee unanimously endorsed the concept of Com-

munity College faculty and University faculty seeking

different percentage increases if studies of the two

groups result in one group needing a larger increase

than the other to reach the top quartile goal. (Pre-

viously, the Chancellor reported to the Board, that the

Compensation Committee unanimously endorsed a proposal

that merit pay be distributed differently by the two

groups in recognition of different job performance ex-

pectations between Community College and University

faculty.)



A statement was adopted by the Committee saying that

while faculty recognize the importance of full funding

of base budget formulas, they do not want the formulas

to be funded at the expense of achieving compensation

goals.



Because the effect of tax reform in 1986 has been to

eliminate tax write-off related to business expenses,

the Committee is considering a recommendation to seek

faculty development grants designed to offset the loss.



Also being considered is an improved "indirect cost

recovery" rate. Currently, the State receives 50% of

all grant monies faculty successfully obtain. The re-

mainder is given to UNS. The Committee is considering

a 25/75 ratio be sought from lawmakers.



And the Committee is considering a request that an

"equity pool" be sought to address salary equity prob-

lems throughout UNS.



Chancellor Dawson stated that when the UNS Compensation

Committee develops a final list of recommendations this

Spring, Chairman Kim Boal will be asked to present them to

the Board of Regents.



In another matter related to salaries, Chancellor Dawson

stated that recommendations establishing a Systemwide policy

governing salaries paid Administrators who return to the

classroom has been discussed by the Council of Presidents

and will be presented to the Board in April. The Board may

be asked to consider two separate sets of recommendations,

one for Universities and one for Community Colleges.



The Chancellor also distributed background information about

the Illinois College Savings Bond Issue, and suggested it

could be proposed to the Nevada State Legislature as a solu-

tuion to fund higher education capital construction needs.

(The Board of Regents previously endorsed efforts to in-

crease Nevada's bonding capacity to address a backlog of

capital construction needs. University System requests

totaling some $130 million were submitted to the Public

Works Board in late 1987. Many of the new facilities re-

quested by UNS have been sought for a decade or longer.

Faced with mounting pressure to maintain existing facili-

ties and construct new buildings to meet needs of skyrocket-

ing student enrollment, the Board of Regents announced plans

to try to recover the HECC Fund. The Higher Education Cap-

ital Construction Fund (HECC) was established from a federal

rebate on slot machine taxes. The first $5 million received

yearly by Nevada was directed to UNS but redirected to State

coffers during the State's recession in 1983. Attempts to

recover the funds in 1985 and 1987 were unsuccessful. The

Board of Regents, Chancellor's Office and Council of Presi-

dents agreed to step up lobbying efforts to recapture the

lost revenues.)



Earlier this week the UNLV Foundation sponsored a luncheon

with local female leaders in the Las Vegas community. Chan-

cellor Dawson commended the efforts in brining these leaders

together.



Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.



5. Updated Proposal for a Separate College of Engineering, UNLV



At the January meeting of the Board of Regents, approval was

given for creation of a separate College of Engineering at

UNLV. Dean William Wells presented a report updating activ-

ities since the establishment of a School of Engineering and

Computer Science in 1984.



The 1st phase of the new Beam Complex, a 101,000-square-foot

structure, will be completed next Fall. In addition to

original academic objectives for the expanded School in the

early 1980s, the School is considering other opportunities

such as academic programs in aerospace engineering, research

in transportation, nuclear waste management and information

science, and a master's degree program in architecture.



The meeting recessed and reconvened at 2:15 P.M. Thursday, March

3, 1988, with all Regents present except for Regents Gallagher

and Foley. Regent Karamanos entered the meeting at this time.



6. Approved Naming of Center, UNR



Approved the naming of the National Judicial Center the John

H. Midby and Daniel F. Byron National Center for Judicial

Education.



In October Mr. Midby and Mr. Byron, through their corpora-

tion, John H. Midby & Associates, committed $1 million to-

ward the National Center for Judicial Education Campaign.

This strategic gift enabled the University to reach its goal

and assure construction of the Center. The Center will

house the National College of Juvenile and Family Law and

UNR's Division of Continuing Education. It also will in-

clude over 10,000 square feet of flexible instructional

training space for adult continuing education.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the naming of the National

Judicial Center at UNR the John H. Midby and Daniel F.

Bryon National Center for Judicial Education. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.



7. Approved Naming of Building, UNLV



Approved the naming of the UNLV Business Services building

the Herman W. Westfall Business Services building.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the naming of the UNLV Busi-

ness Services building the Herman W. Westgfall Business

Services building. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved the Appointment of Executive Director, UNSCS



Approved the appointment of Dr. Donald S. Zitter as Execu-

tive Director, UNS Computing Services, at a salary of

$69,500, effective April 15, 1988.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

Donald S. Zitter to the position of Executive Director, UNS

Computing Services, at a salary of $69,500, effective April

15, 1988. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



Chancellor Dawson expressed his gratitude to Dr. Warren Fox

for Chairing the Executive Director Search Committee.



9. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNLV



Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status for the following:



William Dakin, Director of Career Planning and Placement,

July 1, 1988



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus

Status at UNLV. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNR



Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status for the following:



W. Harold Arnett, Professor of Entomology

John A. Bailey, Professor of Counseling and Guidance

Personnel Services

James D. Barger, Clinical Professor of Pathology and

Laboratory Medicine

Roberta J. Barnes, Dean of Student Services

Richard V. Cotter, Professor of Managerial Sciences

Richard T. Dankworth, Vice President for University

Advancement

Dana Davis, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Warren L. D'Azevedo, Professor of Anthropology

Alphonse J. Dingacci, Clinical Professor of Family and

Community Medicine

Ruth H. Donovan, Associate Director of Libraries

Don W. Driggs, Professor of Political Science

Don A. Greenwell, Extension Agent-in-Charge

Eugene K. Grotegut, Professor of Foreign Languages and

Literatures

Lucille R. Guckes, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

E. Irving Hackett, State Extension Specialist

Gerald W. Kimble, Professor of Mathematics and Computer

Science

Donald A. Klebenow, Professor of Wildlife

Owen A. Knorr, Professor of Biology

John E. Nellor, Dean of the Graduate School and Research

and Professor of Biology

Marion M. Schrum, Dean, Orvis School of Nursing

Harry G. Smith, Professor of Entomology

Richard E. Wilson, Associate Professor of Economics



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus

Status at UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



President Crowley informed the Board that the promotion of

Eugene K. Grotegut, Professor of Foreign Languages and

Literatures, will be awarded posthumously. Professor

Grotegut passed away last month.



11. 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 7-8, 1988 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

the following promotions, effective July 1, 1988:



John W. Bell, to Rank IV, Nevada Bureau of Mines and

Geology, Mackay School of Mines

Berch Berberoglu, to Professor of Sociology

George G. Bierkamper, to Professor of Pharmacology

*Rhonda E. Cummings, to Associate Professor of Curriculum

and Instruction

Jane P. Davidson, to Professor of Art

William L. Eubank, to Associate Professor of Political

Science

Christopher H. Exline, to Professor of Geography

*Gary L. Fisher, to Associate Professor of Counseling

and Guidance Personnel Services

*Philip H. Goodman, to Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine

*Gary Haynes, to Associate Professor of Anthropology

Piotr Hoffman, to Professor of Philosophy

Stephen J. Jenkins, to Associate Professor of Counseling

and Guidance Personnel Service

*Stuart T. Nichol, to Associate Professor of Veterinary

Medicine

*Robert G. Norris, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

*Nelson G. Publicover, to Associate Professor of Physiol-

ogy

John Rosecrance, to Associate Professor of Criminal

Justice

Mehdi Saiidi, to Professor of Civil Engineering



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

ommends the following promotions, effective July 1,

1988:



Cheryl Bowles, to Professor of Nursing

Vicky Carwein, to Professor of Nursing

Frank Dempster, to Professor of Counseling, Educational

Psychology and Foundations

Russell Hurlburt, to Professor of Psychology

Yoshi Ishikawa, to Associate Professor of Computer

Science & Electrical Engineering

Alan Miller, to Professor of Management

*Ronald Milne, to Associate Professor of Accounting

Frederick Preston, to Professor of Sociology

Satish Sharma, to Professor of Social Work

Eugene Smith, to Professor of Geoscience

Peter Starkweather, to Professor of Biological Sciences

Larry Strate, to Associate Professor of Finance

William Thompson, to Professor of Management

*Glenn Vent, to Associate Professor of Accounting



C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommends

the following promotions, effective July 1, 1988:



Daniel L. Freeman, to Rank III/Associate Research

Meteorologist, Energy & Environmental Engineering

Center

Lonnie C. Pippin, to Rank IV/Research Professor, Social

Sciences Center

Alan H. Simmons, to Rank III/Associate Research Profes-

sor, Social Sciences Center

Richard H. Stone, to Rank III/Associate Research Sci-

entist, Atmospheric Sciences Center

Normal F. Robinson, to Rank III/Associate Research Pro-

fessor, Energy & Environmental Engineering Center



D. University of Nevada System - Chancellor Dawson recom-

mends the following promotions, effective July 1, 1988:



Dale Paul Seaman, to Rank III of Supervisory Analyst/

Programmer



*Also recommended for Tenure.



12. Information Only - Recommendations for Award of Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the April 7-8, 1988 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

award of tenure, effective July 1, 1988, to the follow-

ing:



Robert E. Blatz, Associate Professor of Accounting and

Computer Information Systems

Reinhard Bruch, Associate Professor of Physics

*Rhoda E. Cummings, Assistant Professor of Curriculum

and Instruction

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli, Associate Professor of Electrical

Engineering/Computer Science

*Gary L. Fisher, Assistant Professor of Counseling and

Guidance Personnel Services

Duane L. Garner, Professor of Animal Science

*Philip H. Goodman, Assistant Professor of Internal

Medicine

Virginia A. Haldeman, Associate Professor of Home

Economics

Helen C. Hall, Associate Professor of Home Economics

Steven C. Hayes, Professor of Psychology

*Gary Haynes, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Adolf E. Hieke, Associate Professor of English

Robert T. King, Rank III, Oral History Program, Library

Jack Lazerson, Professor of Pediatrics

Cleborne D. Maddux, Professor of Curriculum and

Instruction

Theodore J. Mitchell, Associate Professor of Managerial

Sciences

*Stuart T. Nichol, Assistant Professor of Veterinary

Medicine

*Robert G. Norris, Rank II, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

Kenneth J. Peak, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Olena K. Plummer, Assistant Professor of Recreation,

Physical Education and Dance

*Nelson G. Publicover, Assistant Professor of Physiology

Nicki L. Eoff Rippee, Assistant Professor of Recreation,

Physical Education and Dance

Robert S. Sheridan, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Robert H. Turner, Associate Professor of Mechanical

Engineering

Richard A. Wirtz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering



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

ommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1988, to the

following:



Patrick Apfel, Assistant Professor of Radiological Sci-

ences, Health Sciences

Stanley Cloud, Associate Professor of Physics, Science,

Mathematics and Engineering

Mary Dale Deacon, Rank III of Library, Library

*Ashok Iyer, Associate Professor of Computer Science &

Electrical Engineering, Science, Mathematics and

Engineering

John Massengale, Professor of School of HPER, Education

*Ronald Milne, Associate Professor of Accounting, Busi-

ness and Economics

Loralee Nelson, Rank II of Library, Library

Peter Shiue, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sci-

ence, Science, Mathematics and Engineering

Elson Stetson, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction,

Education

*Glenn Vent, Associate Professor of Accounting, Business

and Economics

William Wells, Professor of Engineering, Engineering



C. Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-

ommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1988, to the

following:



C. A. (Al) Daniels, Director, Technical & Service

Occupations

Alison Mc Pherson, Director, Science and Health



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg rec-

ommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1988, to the

following:



Michael J. Mc Farlane, Instructor of Physical Science,

Physical Science

Mark Ports, Instructor of Life Science, Math, Science

and Computers



E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1988, to

the following:



Sigrun Coffman, Instructor of Developmental English,

Arts and Sciences Division

John Coles, Counselor, Counseling and Testing, Student

Services

Cynthia Davis, Instructor of Mathematics, Arts and

Sciences Division

Patricia Durham-Taylor, Instructor of Nursing, Health

Sciences Division

Scott L. Mac Donald, Instructor of Engineering Tech-

nology, Industrial, Technical & Public Service

Division

Elsie Reinhardt, Instructor of Mathematics, Arts and

Sciences Division

Virginia Rivers, Instructor of Biology, Arts and

Sciences Division

Anna Veltri, Counselor, Counseling and Testing, Student

Services



F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1988, to

the following:



Valerie Anderson, Reference Librarian, Learning

Resources

Bill H. Davies, Dean of College Services, College

Services

Dennis Hull, Coordinator, Counseling

Fred B. Kille, English/Developmental English, Educa-

tional Services

Jeanette Mellow, Instructor of L. P. N., Nursing

William Mewaldt, Instructor of Science, Fallon Campus



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.



13. Approved Allocation of Grants-in-Aid for 1988-89



NRS 396.540 provides for tuition waivers to "students from

other states and foreign countries, not to exceed a number

equal to 3% of the total matriculated enrollment of students

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

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

dents for the payment of in-State registration fees.



Based on enrollment figures for Fall, 1987, the Officers

request the following allocation of grants-in-aid for Fall,

1988-89:



In-State Out-of-State

UNR

Athletics 100 100

Music 40 25

*Music 20 20

**Foreign 0 15

Native Americans 20 0

Other (General) 88 108

Total 268 268



*In March, 1980 the Board of Regents authorized the Music

Department to nominate 20 additional in-state and 20

additional out-of-state grants-in-aid to assist the

Marching Band.



**Used at 30 1/2 awards.



UNLV

Athletics 132 132

Music 89 89

Native Americans 10 0

Other (General) 135 135

Total 366 356



CCCC

Regents 119

Native Americans 3

Veterans 3

Total 125



NNCC

Regents 15

Native Americans 17

Total 32



TMCC

Regents 79

Native Americans 6

Total 85



WNCC

Regents 36

Native Americans 7

Total 43



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the allocation of grants-in-aid

for 1988-89. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Regent Klaich.



14. Approved Handbook Change, Resident Physicians and Post-

Doctoral Fellows



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 2;

Chapter 7, Sections 1, 4, 5; and Chapter 18, Section 17, as

they apply to Resident Physicians and Postdoctoral Fellows,

and DRI Research Technologists. See Ref. B, filed in the

Regents Office.



In 1986 a question arose as to the legal status of resident

physicians and postdoctoral fellows relative to their em-

ployment status. The question was whether they were stu-

dents or employees and on the resolution of that question

depended the types of employment benefits to which they

would be entitled. A review of the applicable law resulted

in their being placed in a sort of "half-way house" as stu-

dent employees.



Recognizing this as a not very satisfactory solution, the

Board authorized the introduction of legislation to place

resident physicians and postdoctoral fellows in a special

category separate from the personnel policies and procedures

established for the professional and classified employees

of the UNS. This legislation was enacted and, therefore,

changes need to be made in the Board of Regents policies

pertaining to those persons.



A minor change has also been included in the reference to

accommodate the status of the DRI Research Technologists.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Resident Physicians and Postdoctoral Fellows and DRI Re-

search Technologists. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion car-

ried.



15. Approved Handbook Change, Student Financial Aids



Chancellor Dawson recommended that educational loans be made

available to qualified students who are enrolled on at least

a 1/2-time basis (6 or more credits for undergraduate, 5 or

more credits for graduate students). This change would make

our University loan policy consistent with the policies

which govern federally-funded financial aid programs. There

is a growing number of students who register for less than

a full program but still need financial assistance.



It was also recommended that loans be due and payable within

a year regardless of the student's graduation date. A loan

issued during the student's senior year is of no value if

the loan must be repaid prior to graduation.



Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 18, Sections 14,

15 and 17, Student Financial Aids. See Ref. C, filed in the

Regents Office.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing Student Financial Aids. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



16. Approved Amendment to UNS Code



Approved an amendment to UNS Code, Section 6.17, Classified

Employees and Research Technologists.



At its meeting on January 29, 1988, the Board of Regents

approved a personnel manual for DRI Research Technologists.

The manual provides for a discipline hearing procedure which

differs from the discipline hearing procedure applicable to

most other members of the UNS community under the UNS Code.

In order to accommodate this change, the UNS Code must be

amended to exempt DRI Research Technologists from the pro-

visions of Chapter 6 of the UNS Code.



Section 6.17 Classified Employees and Research

Technologists



(a) Employees of the System who are in the classified

service of the State of Nevada shall be disciplined

only under the procedures established by the Nevada

Revised Statutes and the State Personnel Division

Rules for Personnel Administration.



(b) Research Technologists of the Desert Research Institute

shall be disciplined only under the procedures estab-

lished in the DRI Personnel Manual for Research Tech-

nologists, as authorized by the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the amendment to the UNS Code

regarding Classified Employees and Research Technologists.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held March 3, 1988, were made by Regent

James Eardley, Chairman.



(1) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 10, Student Fees, which will cause an increase in

tuition for Medical School students as follows:



Current Proposed



In-state per semester $2,300.00 $2,530.00

Out-of-state per semester $5,450.00 $5,995.00



This increase is a result of the Nevada State Legisla-

ture building a 10% tuition increase into the 1988-89

budget.



This change will also be noted in the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 4.3, Tuition, as follows:



3. UNR medical students receiving WICHE support shall

be assessed $22,000 annually; all other nonresident

medical students shall be assessed $11,990 annually

combined out-of-state tuition and registration fee.



(2) Approved to use $147,500 of the Capital Improvement Fee

Fund for the following projects at WNCC:



Studio One Architects - Phase III $102,000

Carson City (this amount to be

returned to Capital Improvement

Funds from legislative funding for

Phase III construction in August, 1988)

Unison Project PCB - Carson Campus 11,500

Metal Building - Carson Campus 6,000

Faculty Offices - Carson Campus 4,000

Carpet Building - Carson Campus 7,000

B & G - Grass for Landscape - Carson Campus 4,000

Miscellaneous - Mechanical maintenance for 13,000

Carson and Fallon Campuses



(3) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budget for

Community Service-Contracts at WNCC:



Community Service-Contracts

Unrestricted Funds

1987 1988

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate



Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 0 $ 142

Join 21,784 22,356

Washoe Tribe 5,250 5,250

Voc Ed Single Parents 3,888 4,860

JTPA Single Parents 2,916 2,916

Pell 2,916 5,832

Other Agencies 1,944 2,916

Total Source of Funds $38,698 $44,272



Expenditures

Prof Salaries (FTE 1.0) $27,192 $29,911

Fringe Benefits 4,488 6,850

Operating 6,876 3,150

Transfers Out 0 2,000

Ending Account Balance 142 2,361

Total Use of Funds $38,698 $44,272



(4) Approved to seek the Governor's approval to augment the

1987-88 institutional operating budgets for increased

student fees. These increased fees are a result of en-

rollments which are greater than those projected in the

budgets.



It was explained that this augmentation would fund the

salaries of additional part-time faculty needed as a

result of increased enrollments.



Dr. Eardley requested that Chancellor Mark Dawson and Vice

Chancellor of Finance Ron Sparks conduct an informational

workshop for Regents on the budget process.



Chancellor Dawson informed the Committee that he, Regents

Sparks and Whitley, Vice Chancellor Sparks met with UNLV

students and discussed the UNS budget process. Many budget

issues were discussed and clarified. It is hoped that

similar sessions can be conducted within the System.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held March 3, 1988, were made by Regent Jo Ann

Sheerin.



(1) Approved the Ph. D. degree in Sociology at UNLV, as

contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.



The current M. A. in Sociology will provide a strong

foundation for the Ph. D. program. Graduates will be

expected to gain a general mastery of sociology, as

well as a specialized mastery of two fields within the

discipline.



In addition to employment in academic positions, many

individuals in applied settings such as government

agencies and the private sector require training beyond

the master's level. This will fulfill a need as the

only doctoral program in sociology in Nevada. It is

projected that enrollment will reach 15 students by

the 4th year of the program.



Dr. John Unrue, Vice President of Academic Affairs and

Provost at UNLV, informed the Committee that the Uni-

versity Priorities and Program Committee is securing

additional funding from outside sources in addition to

the funding already established.



(2) Approved the major in Logistics Management at UNR, as

contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents Office.



The program will prepare graduates for logistics (or

distribution) management in industries such as trans-

portation, manufacturing and food processing.



The University of Nevada-Reno was contacted by the

northern Nevada warehouse distribution industry con-

cerning the need to establish such a program. Dona-

tions from private firms are anticipated to supplement

reallocation of College funds and new State funds.



With the exception of the 4th year of course work, the

majority of classes are currently in place. The pro-

gram will meet accreditation requirements of the

American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.



The concept for this program was approved at the Decem-

ber 4, 1987 Board of Regents meeting. The support from

the private sector will enhance the program. President

Crowley stated that approximately $250,000 has already

been raised from the private sector and feels that $1

million can be raised as the program gets underway. He

is confident that the private sector will continue its

support.



TMCC is cooperating with UNR on this program and has

approached this on a continuing education basis. The

industry is becoming computerized and TMCC is training

those already in the industry in the Reno Sparks area.



(3) Approved the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts at

UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents

Office.



This program is designed as a specialized professional

degree in the performance and production disciplines of

theatre. It is a terminal degree which will build upon

the existing Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts pro-

grams.



The southern Nevada area, which includes a number of

hotel theaters and showrooms, provides an excellent

opportunity for observerships. In addition, regional

theatre companies will allow for interships and resi-

dencies.



Development of this degree was proposed in the UNLV

Master Plan of 1983 as well as the 1987-1991 UNS plan-

ning document. The program will complement the exist-

ing Masters' programs in related areas, including the

Master of Arts programs in Theatre Arts.



President Maxson introduced Beverley Byers-Pevitts,

Chairman of the Theatre Arts Department, and announced

that earlier this week a luncheon was held for the

women citizens of Las Vegas to encourage commitment to

the performing and visual arts at UNLV.



(4) Approved the AAS degree in Animal Health Technology at

CCCC, as contained in Ref. AA-4, filed in the Regents

Office.



Graduates will be qualified for entry-level animal

health technician positions in veterinary clinics,

veterinary hospitals, or research facilities. The

planned date of initiation is Fall, 1988.



A survey of Nevada veterinarians indicates a desire to

hire technicians. In addition, it is anticipated that

national and State employment opportunities in this

area will increase in the future. Accreditation will

be sought from the American Veterinary Medical Associ-

ation.



3 or 5 existing related programs in allied health have

undergone formal review and are fully accredited. The

remaining 2 were recently implemented and are too new

for this type of review.



Dr. Herbert Peebles, Vice President for Academic Af-

fairs at CCCC, informed the Committee that this program

will supply technicians with education at the local and

Statewide level. Both large and small animal techni-

cians will receive training and clinical practice at

local animal clinics. There will not be animal experi-

mentation on the CCCC Campus, only in the local clinics

under the direction of a supervising veterinarian.



(5) At the January meeting of the Board of Regents, approv-

al was given for creation of a separate College of En-

gineering at UNLV. A report was presented to the full

Board of Regents at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 1988.



Mrs. Sheerin requested an update on nursing manpower in

Nevada. Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor for Academic Af-

fairs, stated that a report will be presented at the April

Board of Regents meeting and will contain information on the

nursing shortage.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Klaich sec-

onded. Motion carried.



19. Approved Building, DRI



Approved construction of a Plant Growth facility building

at DRI.



President Taranik presented plans for a 4000-square-foot

plant growth facility to be constructed under the existing

Dandini building. The DRI Research Foundation has conducted

a fund-raising effort for this research plant growth facil-

ity as a part of the Biological Sciences component of the

NSF-EPSCoR Program. Funds raised to date total $135,000.

DRI will provide additional funds from Indirect Cost Re-

covery for equipment in addition to funds available from

the NSF-EPSCoR grant.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of plant growth facility at DRI.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



20. Approved Handbook Change, Summer Session Salary Schedules,

UNLV



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 18.1

Summer Session Salary Schedules at UNLV as follows:



1. Universityof Nevada, Las Vegas



UNLV Faculty



Professor $950 per credit hour

Associate Professor 925

Assistant Professor 900

Lecturer 800

Lab Assistant 650



Visiting Faculty



Professor $850 per credit hour

Associate Professor 750

Assistant Professor 650

Lecturer 500-700



Professor Emeritus: Depends upon rank at time of re-

tirement.



The per-credit-hour salary is understood to be a maximum

allowable salary. A lower per-credit-salary, when ne-

cessitated by low enrollment and when agreed to by the

instructor, is not precluded.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Summer Session Salary Schedules at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks sec-

onded. Motion carried.



21. Approved Extension of Lease, UNR



Approved the extension of a lease held by Rayrock Mines, dba

Cordex Exploration Company, lessee of UNR's Kapo Mining

Claims near Valmy, Nevada. The lease is up for renewal

August 1, 1988. Modifications to the lease are as follows:



1. Extend the lease for the period 1988-89 and increase the

annual minimum advance royalty payments from $1,325 to

the following:



1988-90 $10,000/year

1991 20,000

1992 25,000

1993 30,000

1994 35,000

1995-98 50,000/year



2. In 1998 the lessee will have the option to extend the

lease for the period 1998-2008, at a minimum advance

royalty payment of $50,000 per year.



3. In 2008 the lessee will have the option to extend the

lease for the period 2008-2018, at a minimum advance

royalty payment of $50,000 per year.



4. During the term(s) of the lease, the lessee will pay

production royalties for FIVE PERCENT (5%) of net

smelter returns. All production royalty payments shall

be first subject to credit against advance royalty pay-

ments.



5. Beginning August 1, 1989, and each year thereafter, all

minimum advance royalty payments will be adjusted to the

changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Region IX

(California, Nevada and Arizona), as published by the

Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the extension of a lease at

UNR. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Reorganization, CCCC



Approved a reorganization at CCCC. President Meacham pre-

sented the details at the meeting. See Ref. D, filed in the

permanent minutes.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the reorganization at CCCC.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved the Sale of Property, UNLV



Approved an offer to purchase UNLV's 15% undivided interest

in the Carrollton Park Subdivision for $125,000. The offer

is contingent upon the buyer obtaining clear title to Lots

2 through 10 in Block 4 of the Subdivision.



Recent appraisals in the area indicate the offer is fair and

reasonable. Proceeds from the sale will be used to endow

scholarships for the UNLV soccer program, pursuant to the

wishes of the donor. Should the Board approve the offer,

UNLV and the buyer will begin negotiations with the owner of

the remainder of the subdivision for the transfer of the

specific lots requested. If negotiations are successful,

approval of the Governor will be obtained pursuant to NRS

396.430.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the sale of property at

UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved Use of Regents Special Project Fund



Approved spending up to $100,000 from the Regents Special

Project Fund for equipment in the new System Administra-

tion building.



The building is nearing completion with an expected occupan-

cy in mid-April.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to spend up to $100,000 of the

Regents Special Project Fund for equipment in the new System

Administration building. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion car-

ried.



25. Approved Parameters and Priorities for Biennial Budget

1989-91



Approved the base budget parameters and the priorities for

new funding for the 1989-91 biennial budget. Vice Chancel-

lor Sparks presented the priorities and parameters.



The base budget provides funding to maintain existing Uni-

versity operations. "Priorities for New Funding" was re-

ferred to in the past as "Critical Needs" or "Enhancement"

requests.



The base budget request for the next biennium will include:



Returning student/faculty ratios to levels enjoyed

prior to 1981: 20:1 for Universities and rural Com-

munity Colleges, 24:1 for urban Community Colleges.



100% funding of 5 formulas by 1991 to provide Campuses

with stable funding in a variety of areas.



While the financial impact of incorporating formulas in the

base budget hasn't been determined, Vice Chancellor Ron

Sparks explained that initial estimates are approximately

$25 million over the biennium. Another $13 million will be

required to accommodate anticipated increases in student

enrollment through 1991.



The formulas were recommended to the 1987 Legislature by an

interim legislative committee that studied how higher educa-

tion is funded in other states throughout the nation. Prior

to that study, UNS budgets acknowledged instructional only

needs associated with growth in the full-time student popu-

lation. Because of limited revenues, the 1987 Legislature

was able to fund 20% of the formulas. If 100% funding is

achieved for 1989-91, UNS would receive:



A ratio of 70% full-time instructors to 30% part-time

faculty at its 4 Community Colleges. The 70/30 ratio

is the national average.



Some 220 graduate assistants for graduate and doctoral

programs at UNLV and UNR.



Funding for support services such as student services,

libraries, Campus security, replacement of equipment,

alumni services and maintenance of facilities.



Most formulas are based on the need to provide services for

increased numbers of students.



"Priorities for New Funding" included 4 catagories in the

following priority order: Salary and Professional Merit,

Economic Development and Diversification (such as Community

College developmental programs, University technical/lab

support, new equipment, scholarships and research enhance-

ments), academic and administrative computing equipment,

and requests for new programs.



UNS institutions are in the midst of developing budget pri-

orities. Their requests will be consolidated by the Chan-

cellor's Office and presented to the Board of Regents this

Summer. The UNS 1989-91 budget request is submitted to the

Governor on September 1, 1988, and to the Nevada State

Legislature in January, 1989.



President Maxson stated that he was concerned with the sal-

ary package and further stated "once we reach some agreement

on adequate salaries, I would say not another dime for any-

thing in what we call enhancement or wherever you put it

until all other dimes left over go into the base budget."



Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Regent Klaich.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the Base Budget parameters

and priorities for new funding of the 1989-91 biennial

budget. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval that the ratio for nursing be

placed at 7.5 to 1 for the Community Colleges and be in-

cluded in priority 2 under economic development and diver-

sification. Mrs. Kenney seconded.



Mrs. Sheerin stated she felt one of the major concerns for

the coming legislative session would be in health care.



Motion carried.



Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.



26. Personnel Session



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

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence or physical or mental health of a person

in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

03-03-1988