03/31/1994

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 31-April 1, 1994








3-31-1994

Pages 128-195



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

March 31-April 1, 1994



The Board of Regents met on March 31 and April 1, 1994 in Room

1422, Cheyenne Campus, Community College of Southern Nevada,

North Las Vegas.



Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mr. Joseph Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Interim Chancellor John A. Richardson

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Vice President Herb Peebles, CCSN

Vice President Lorrie Peterson, WNCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Interim Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairman Barbara Nelson (CCSN),

Phil Boardman (UNR), Chris Gaub (Unit), Scott Hawkins (NNCC),

Dan Mc Clure (TMCC), Alan Mc Kay (DRI), Mark Melrose (WNCC), and

John Swetnam (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. Thurs-

day, March 31, 1994, with all Regents present except Regents

Joseph Foley, Madison Graves, Lonnie Hammargren and June Whitley.



1. Approved Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes), containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

February 17-18, 1994.



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

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



(3) Approved to extend salaried sick leave for Professor

Joyce Ann Schwarz, CCSN, for six months as per the

provisions of Board Policy, Title 4, Chapter 3, Sec-

tion 13, Sick Leave. This request is based on a

statement from Professor Schwarz's physician as to

the severity of her medical condition.



(4) Approved to exend the sick leave for Renee Magrini,

Biology Science/Physical Science Instructor at WNCC,

for ten days as per the provisions of Board Policy,

Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 13, Sick Leave.



(5) Approved the following individuals to be appointed

to the College of Agriculture Advisory Board at UNR

for the period 1994 through 1996:



Thomas W. Ballow, Reno

Dallas Byington, Minden

Don J. Davis, Minden

Jack O. Walther, Reno

Craig Witt, Minden



(6) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement

fees in the amount of $8000 on an emergency basis to

provide protection for WNCC's communication network.

The funds will be used to install Cisco routers on

the communication network.



(7) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement

Fees in the amount of $100,000 to expand the facili-

ties of Publications/Reprographics at UNLV. This will

enable UNLV to provide the same level of service for

faculty and students who have evening classes.



(8) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement

Fees in the amount of $45,000 for renovation of the

CCSN Executive Offices to house Business Services,

Human Resources and the Faculty Senate at the Shadow

Lane facility. This will include 9 offices, a work

room and a conference room.



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

tion 11, Special Course Fees for WNCC, as follows:



Eng 258 Ashland Theater Festival $75.00



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

tion 10, Student Fees for UNR, with regard to the

Orientation fee, as follows:



UNR UNLV

Orientation:

For First-Time (Freshman) Students 50 15



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

tion 10, Student Fees for UNR, with regard to the

Identification Card Fee, as follows:



UNR UNLV



Identification Card 7 5



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

tion 10, Student Fees for Student Health and Accident

Insurance of the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee

Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada Com-

munity College, as contained in Ref. C-2, filed in

Regents' Office.



The UNR optional student health and accident insurance

is also available to all enrolled students at TMCC and

WNCC who are eligible for care at the UNR Student

Health Center (as noted in footnote #2 of the refer-

enced material).



The enrollment period for the Student Health Service

has been shortened from the 45th day after the first

day of class to the 15th day after classes begin

effective academic year 1994-95.



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

tion 15, Resident Hall and Food Service Rates at UNR,

as contained in Ref. C-3, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



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

tion 17, Apartment Rentals at UNR, as contained in

Ref. C-4, filed in the Regents' Office.



(15) Approved the NNCC Summer Session Budgets for 1994, as

follows:



NNCC

Summer School

1993 1994

Projected Budgeted

Actual Estimate



Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 24,216 $ 20,068

Revenue:

Tuition and Other Fees 44,761 50,832

Total Source of Funds $ 68,977 $ 70,900



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries $ 31,003 $ 23,600

Fringe Benefits 1,647 2,000

Classified Salaries 9,597 21,700

Fringe Benefits 2,707 5,600

Operating 3,954 6,000

Total Expenditures $ 48,909 $ 58,900

Ending Account Balance $ 30,068 $ 12,000

Total Use of Funds $ 68,977 $ 70,900



(16) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Child and Family

Services (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through June 30, 1994

Amount : $7506 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide child care train-

ing.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Health Division (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through March 31, 1994

Amount : $3000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR's Orvis School of Nursing to

develop a report relating to the

barriers to use of physician's

assistants, nurse practitioners

and certified nurse midwives in

community based primary care.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the State Depart-

ment of Business and Industry/Real Estate Divi-

sion (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $4000 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to prepare questionnaire re-

garding amount of time devoted to

real estate work, affiliation

with professional organizations

and satisfaction with continuing

education program.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Department of

Human Resources/Health Division (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through September 30, 1994

Amount : $5000 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to establish linkage between

the DHR UB82 data file and pre-

hospital run reports in Washoe

and Clark Counties.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Power

Company (Easement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $1 to Board

Purpose : Grant of Easement for Nevada

Power to carry out its installa-

tion and maintenance work for

the UNLV Physics building.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Power

Company (Easement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $1 to Board

Purpose : Grant of Easement for Nevada

Power to carry out its installa-

tion and maintenance work for

the Mc Carran Offsite Parking

Lot.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Power

Company (Easement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

for a period of five years

Amount : None

Purpose : Joint use and development of Sam

Boyd Silver Bowl.



I. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Lincoln County

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through September 30, 1994

Amount : $23,385 to UNLV

Purpose : Risk analysis for potential

transport of radioactive materi-

als through Lincoln County.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Motor Vehicles/Office of Traffic Safety

(Interlocal Agreement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through June 30, 1994

Amount : $12,000 to TMCC

Purpose : TMCC to conduct motorcycle safety

and education course.



K. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the City of North

Las Vegas (Easement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : None

Purpose : Water Utility Easement for

Cheyenne Campus.



Dr. Derby inquired whether items 9 through 14 were fair in-

creases. She did not want these increases to be miscontrued

as creative ways to raise the price of education in lieu of

raising tuition fees. President Crowley responded that

student increases are reviewed by various student organiza-

tions. Apartment rental increases are reflective of the

inflation rate of housing in the Reno area. Increases for

residence hall and food serrvice rates are a result of mas-

ter planning and a lengthy review to better manage enroll-

ment for the residential housing program. The cost of

providing catalogs, course schedules, placement testing and

other publications is not intended to make money off the

students, but to provide information.



ASTM President Don Isler stated that in regard to item 12,

Students Fees for Student Health and Accident Insurance, he

was never contacted on this issue which affects TMCC stu-

dents, as well as UNR and WNCC students. He requested

clarification on why the change from 45 days to 15 days

is being sought for approval.



Regents Foley and Whitley entered the meeting.



President Crowley responded that this health insurance is

voluntary for UNR, TMCC and WNCC students, and was reviewed

and approved by the Health Service Advisory Committee with

representatives from the 3 institutions. The rational for

the change is to allow students who were having problems

not to wait 45 days for enrollment. This change is to help

the students, not hinder them.



Mr. Graves entered the meeting.



Mr. Isler stated that this issue was not presented to the

student body population for consideration. President

Crowley replied that this type of issue generally does not

go before the student body nor the student government. A

compromise was set years ago that the Health Service Ad-

visory Committee would represent the student body on health

service and health insurance issues. Now, President Crowley

stated that it sounds like the student governments wish to

have this compromise reversed. He requested clarification

on this matter and stated that he was unsure of the urgency

to approve this item, although insurance rates are difficult

to obtain over a period of time.



USA President Mary Ann Lavelle stated that she too was un-

informed of the respresentation on the Health Service

Advisory Committee.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval

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

der of the items as specified throughout the meeting. Mr.

Graves seconded.



Mr. Klaich added that if students wish to make recommenda-

tions concerning the representation of the Health Service

Advisory Committee, then an item can be brought forward at

a later date for consideration. Chairman Eardley stated

that this was an internal issue at the various institutions.



President Gwaltney applauded the UNR staff and the Health

Service Advisory Committee in helping the students receive

the maximum benefits allowed for voluntary student insur-

ance. He, too, is unaware of the representation on the

Committee and will investigate the matter.



Mrs. Berkley opposed. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



President Taranik introduced Dr. Claudia Miner who has re-

cently been appointed to service as DRI's Director of Devel-

opment. She has over 17 years of experience in development,

grants and contracts, and has worked with faculty on such

issues.



Dr. Miner addressed the Board and indicated that DRI will

be moving into a new era to secure grants and sees many

opportunities for DRI to expand. She plans to report to

the Board on significant results in the near future.



Mrs. Price stated that she has known Dr. Miner for some

time and agreed that she will be an asset to the insti-

tution.



President Crowley introduced the newly elected ASUN Presi-

dent Jason Frierson.



Vice President Herb Peebles introduced newly elected CCSN

Faculty Senate Chairman Barbara Nelson.



Mrs. Price introduced Lt. Col. Michael Dunegan, Army ROTC

Program.



Chairman Eardley introduced Mr. Mark Alden, candidate for

the Board of Regents.



3. Chairman's Report



Due to a scheduling conflict, Chairman Eardley invited Mr.

David Turner, UNLV student, to make a presentation that was

originally scheduled to be heard during the ad hoc Ethnic

Minority Affairs Committee meeting.



Mr. Turner reported on a student conference which he recent-

ly attended in Arizona. He read a declaration entitled,

"Student Government Sister-School Relationship Declaration

Between the Associated Students of the Navajo Community

College and the Consolidated Students of the University of

Nevada" to the members of the Board and showed a plaque that

will be displayed in the CSUN offices at UNLV. The declara-

tion is filed in the Regents' Office. He indicated that he

learned much about pride and hopes to instill those values

on the UNLV Campus.



Chairman Eardley invited Lt. Col. Michael Dunegan to address

the Board. Lt. Col. Dunegan distributed a Letter of Intent,

which is filed in the Regents' Office. Lt. Col. Dunegan

expressed his concern to reactivate the UNLV Reserve Officer

Training Corps (ROTC) program which has been inactive for 3

years. UNLV students have been taking distant learning

courses with the UNR ROTC program, which is the only mili-

tary commissioning program of any armed services within the

UCCSN. He expressed the importance in teaching and broad-

ening the aspects of education to include ROTC. The Letter

of Intent describes methods in which to reactivate the UNLV

ROTC program. He indicated that the Army ROTC is ready to

work with UCCSN in reactivating the UNLV ROTC program, which

will be of no charge to UCCSN. He thanked the members for

allowing him to make the presentation and suggested that

Mr. Price would be a good source to work with on this issue.

He stated that he was hopeful in returning to the Board for

approval.



Chairman Eardley informed the members of the Board that this

issue is for information only at this time, and would have

to proceed through the normal channels to receive consider-

ation by the Board of Regents.



Chairman Eardley announced that President Meacham's mother

recently passed away and Vice President Herb Peebles would

be acting in his stead.



Chairman Eardley announced that President Calabro's son re-

cently passed away and Vice President Lorrie Peterson would

be acting in his stead.



Chairman Eardley gratefully acknowledged President Maxson

for all he has done for the students at UNLV, the Las Vegas

Community, the UNLV institution and the System. He con-

gratulated President Maxson on his new position as President

of Long Beach State which he will assume on June 1, 1994.

(President Maxson received a standing ovation.)



Chairman Eardley reminded the members of the Board that they

have the same obligations to the students of the Universi-

ties as they do to the students of the Community Colleges.

There should be no difference when acting as a member of

the Board of Regents.



Chairman Eardley announced that the Board of Regents will

be conducting three searches during the same time period --

Chancellor, President for CCSN and President for UNLV. Each

of these searches is vital to the State of Nevada, community

and UCCSN. Agenda items regarding each of these searches

will be forthcoming.



The CCSN Presidential Search Committee organizational meet-

ing has been scheduled for later this afternoon at 5:00 P.M.

and will be Chaired by Regent Carolyn M. Sparks.



The UNLV Presidential Search Committee is still being devel-

oped. The UNLV Faculty Senate meeting is scheduled for

April 19, at which time the Senate will make recommendations

for the faculty membership on the Institutional Advisory

Committee.



Chairman Eardley stated that the Board has agreed to select

a permanent Chancellor prior to the selections of the two

Presidents.



Chairman Eardley acknowledged the importance of the dedicat-

ed work being performed at the institutions. The Board of

Regents is dedicated to the institutions and the students.

The Board will do everything in its power to make each UCCSN

institution a better place.



4. Chancellor's Report



Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that he has initiated

the search for Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administra-

tion. He announced that Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks will be

retiring January 3, 1995. It is Dr. Richardson's intent to

bring the new Vice Chancellor on board this Summer to work

with Mr. Sparks on the executive budget so he/she would be

able to present it to the 1995 Legislative Session. Dr.

Richardson stated that he will be informing the Board of the

membership on the selection committee of which he is Chair-

man. He is hopeful that he will bring forth a recommenda-

tion for the position within 3 months. An advertisement

has been placed in the "Chronicle of Higher Education" and

the closing date is April 20, 1994.



Dr. Richardson announced that 19 Dwight D. Eisenhower Math-

ematics and Science grants have been awarded to institutions

of higher education in Nevada, totalling $315,416. These

grants aid in the improvement of quality of mathematics and

science teaching and instruction in the State. UNLV has 8

projects for a total of $165,149; UNR has 8 projects for a

total of $114,167; DRI has one project for $25,100; Sierra

Nevada College has 2 projects for $11,000; and 5 projects

are being conducted on a Statewide basis. Through this

program students and teachers have been served in all areas

of the State, with special emphasis placed on programs for

rural teachers and students who have far less access to

programs than their urban counterparts.



Mrs. Price questioned the process in selecting a Vice Chan-

cellor, and Interim Chancellor Richardson responded that

the process which is being used is three-fold:



1) Advertisements have been placed;

2) Solicitation for nominations from over 450 business-

es, which include sources from the NACUBO directory,

Vice Chancellor Sparks' counterparts from around the

country, and the Chancellor's counterparts from

around the country;

3) Affirmative Action procedures are being followed to

ensure solicitations from appropriate organizations,

and personal recruitment efforts are also being en-

couraged from staff and Presidents.



Mr. Foley stated that when Vice Chancellor Sparks was se-

lected, he thought it was a good idea because of his back-

ground with Nevada State government. He has been a great

benefit to the System throughout the years. However, Mr.

Foley stated that it is not necessary for UCCSN to hire

someone within Nevada who is a numbers cruncher, but needs

someone with political sway from within the State who has

a legal background.



Mr. Klaich noted that during the selection process for the

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Board members were

involved with the search. He questioned if that will be

true with this selection process, and Dr. Richardson re-

sponded that it is the intent of the committee to involve

Board members at the appropriate time, when finalists are

invited for a personal interview. The Board of Regents will

then receive a recommendation from the Chancellor for con-

sideration. Dr. Richardson also responded to Mr. Foley's

comments, in that the committee is soliciting candidates

from Nevada and will give equal opportunity to all candi-

dates.



5. Report and Recommendations of the Chancellor's Tuition and

Fees Advisory Committee



In accordance with Board of Regents' policy, the Chancellor

appointed an Advisory Committee in December, 1993 to con-

sider and recommend appropriate levels of tuition and fees

for the 1995-96 and 1996-97 academic years. That Committee

has finalized its recommendations to the Chancellor and the

Board. Three recommendations have been made:



A. Tuition and Fees Rates, 1995-96 and 1996-97



By a vote of 5 to 4, the Committee approved recommend-

ing the rates listed below. Information reviewed by

the Committee in its deliberations is contained in Ref.

D, filed in the Regents' Office. The Committee held

hearings, one in Las Vegas and one in Reno, to allow

students to voice their input on the proposed levels.



Students classified as Nevada residents for tuition

purposes pay per semester credit registration fees.

Non-resident students pay non-resident tuition plus

per credit registration fees.



1994-95* 1995-96 1996-97



Undergraduate, $58.00 Same Same

Universities per credit



Graduate, $81.00 Same Same

Universities per credit



Community $30.50 Same Same

Colleges per credit



Non-Resident $4,750 $4,900** $5,100**

Tuition, per year per year per year

Universities



Non-Resident $3,000 $3,100** $3,200**

Tuition, per year per year per year

Community Colleges



*1994-95 tuition and fees levels were set by the UCCSN

Board of Regents in October, 1992 and are listed for

information purposes.



**The Committee based non-resident tuition increases for

1995-96 and 1996-97 on the Higher Eduction Price Index

(HEPI) of 3.4%. Figures are rounded.



B. Handbook Addition, Tuition and Fees Policy



The Chancellor's Tuition Advisory Committee recommended

that the Board consider a change to Board of Regents'

Handbook, Title IV, Chapter 17, Fees and Expenses, Sec-

tion 2, paragraph 1 as follows:



2. On a biennial basis, in the Spring of every even

numbered year, the Chancellor will Chair a System

Committee composed of elected student government

representatives, Campus Presidents, Regents and

Chancellor's Office staff to gather and review data

and to make recommendations to the Chancellor and

the Board on an appropriate level of tuition and

fees. The recommendation of this Committee will

be presented to the Board of Regents for their

consideration and action. Whenever practicable:

(A) two meetings (one in the Northern part of the

State and one in the Southern part of the State)

will take place prior to any final or binding de-

cisions made by the Board; and (B) the final de-

cision on tuition rates and fees for the biennium

will be determined by May 1 of every even numbered

year.



C. Differential Tuition



The Committee recommended that the Chancellor's Office

prepare information and recommendations on all current

differential tuition policies (i. e., Good Neighbor,

Children of Alumni) as soon as possible and report to

the Board of Regents.



Interim Chancellor Richardson explained the item in detail.

There had been considerable review of the information and

thorough discussion with the Committee and students, both

north and south. The intent is to carry out what is being

requested by this policy change. There will be no change

effecting students in this current academic year, or a year

from August, if there should be any changes.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Tuition and Fees Rates

for 1995-96 and 1996-97. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mrs. Price stated for the record that she has been a student

at UNR and this does not present a conflict of interest for

her.



President Crowley requested for the record that the Board

be presented with the minority report with respect to the

Tuition and Fees Rates. Interim Chancellor Richardson

clarified that the four persons who did not support this

recommendation did so based on a disagreement relative to

the undergraduate and graduate resident tuition rates. It

was the feeling that the Legislature should be requested to

substantially help fund higher education and it would be-

hoove the System to ask the students to share in these in-

creases. Although they are modest increases, some Commit-

tee members felt that resident tuition should also be in-

creased. The Committee wished to avoid the past practices

of not modestly increasing tuition every year and then after

a legislative session increase tuition substantially at one

time.



Mrs. Sparks left the meeting.



It was felt that tuition should be modestly increased every

year so as not to have a significant impact on the students.

This proposal reverts back to the past practices.



President Crowley stated that the Committee considered in-

creasing the resident tuition by approximately $2. The past

experiences predisposed the Board to go to its present pol-

icy to avoid substantial increases at one time. He felt

that it was the Committee's directive to modestly increase

tuition and fees so that substantial increases would not be

instituted.



Mr. Klaich stated that a trend was being set where students

were asked to pick up their share for education, while the

State's share decreased. An argument had been given in

that the Legislature may have to raise tuition and fees, if

the Board did not. Mr. Klaich stated that if that were the

case, then so be it. Let the Legislature take the heat for

increasing student tuition and fees.



Mrs. Gallagher agreed with the remarks made by President

Crowley. The issue should be pursued in the Legislature

that higher education needs more money from the State to

provide quality education.



Dr. Derby agreed with Mr. Klaich's remarks and added that

the students have borne enough with imposed significant

tuition and fee increases. She stated that President

Meacham was very persuasive during the Committee meeting

and she wished he were available to explain this issue.



Mrs. Sparks returned to the meeting.



UNLV GSA President Sharlene Sayegh stated that she had voted

with the majority, not because she is a student, but because

she agreed with Mr. Klaich. Her vote was one of protest.

All options and resources need to be explored. She stated

that tuition and fee increases are necessary, but as a State

institution the State should give more financial support for

higher education.



ASUN President Jim Grogan stated that students are being

asked to pay more and more for less and less. He agreed

with keeping the same amount for the biennium and let the

Legislature impose the increase.



Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that when

the budget presentations are made to the Legislature stu-

dents' concerns were included and that the trend has been

one of students paying a greater share of costs for higher

education, while the State's share has decreased.



Mr. Klaich stated that a strong case has been presented for

student tuition and fee increases, but he was concerned

with the real squeeze being placed on the middle-class stu-

dents. Higher education in Nevada is still a real bargain,

but wondered whether it is affordable for Nevada students.



Mr. Foley stated that the students are aware of what is

being charged and where the funds are being allocated; how-

ever, when the Board of Regents makes its presentations to

the Legislature, the figures are based on fictitious formu-

las that make it impossible to receive more funding.



Mrs. Price pointed out that most State Legislatures meet

annually; however, Nevada is unique and meets every two

years. The percentage of funding provided by the Legisla-

ture does not deviate much from year to year; however,

higher education is unique because its spending is based

on per student. She suggested that other sources be con-

sidered, such as donations, scholarships, etc. and how they

are expended.



ASUN President Jim Grogan stated that, in his opinion, the

Regents should not raise the fees. The Legislature should

have to raise the tuition and fees and take the heat for it.



Mr. Foley opposed. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Tuition and Fees Policy. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Mr. Foley

opposed. Motion carried.



As Differential Tuition was an information item, the Board

directed the Chancellor's staff to prepare information and

recommendations on all current differential tuition policies

and report to the Board of Regents.



6. Approved Sale of All or Part of Kapo Mine Property, UNR



Approved the release for bid to sell all or part of the

following described property and mining lease:



The property is approximately 628 acres, described as Sec-

tion 19, Township 33 North, Range 43 East, Mount Diablo

Base and Meridian, Humboldt County, Nevada. It is near

Valmy, Nevada and more commonly known as the Kapo Mine or

the Marigold Mine. It was deeded to UNR in 1971 by Avice

May Berg/Clymer and Peter J. Kapo. The property is cur-

rently leased to Donald J. Decker, Suzanne Decker, Nevada

North Resources (U. S. A.), Inc., and Rayrock Mines, Inc.

(dba Cordex Exploration Co.). The lease is for 10 years

from August 1, 1988, and can be extended for two additional

10-year periods. Mining on the property began in late 1993

and has generated interest in the property. If, based on

the bid results, it is in the best interests of the Univer-

sity to sell all or part of the mining lease and/or proper-

ty, the funds may be used to complete the Mackay School of

Mines restoration project. The 4-story library portion of

the project is 23,200 square feet and when completed will

allow consolidation of the Engineering Library from Scrugham

Engineering and the Mines Library from the Getchell Library.

Modest remodeling of this vacated space will make it usable

for programs in critical need of more space. This consoli-

dation will also better serve students and faculty using

these libraries. This entire project will cost just over

$3 million.



President Crowley explained that if approved after bids have

been received, UNR will come back to the Board of Regents

for final approval to sell the lease. The proceeds from the

sale will go to the Mackay School of Mines' restoration

project.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to authorize the sale of all

or part of the Kapo mines property for the benefit of UNR.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Upon questioning, President Crowley responded that the mine

contains gold, and if it was determined that UNR should keep

this property, then the sale of this property would not be

sought. The estimate of worth was reviewed two years ago

by UNR geologists and mining economists, and it was deter-

mined at that time not to go forward. It will be necessary

to approach the appropriate people and test the market at

this time to see if selling this property would be in the

best interest for UNR. The bid process will solicit bids

from two or three mining companies.



Mrs. Price asked at what time do leases and contracts come

to the Board of Regents for consideration, and General

Counsel Klasic responded that all property sold or leased

does come to the Board and then is forwarded on to the

Governor, in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes. How-

ever, the foundation property is delegated to the Chancellor

for approval. All interlocal contracts are brought before

the Board for consideration and if there should be a contro-

versial factor on any contract, it is also brought before

the Board for consideration.



Motion carried.



7. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievement for

the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



Scott E. Casper



Western Nevada Community College



Roberta Trease



8. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

from the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



Truckee Meadows Community College



Don Isler



University of Nevada, Reno



Marc Terry Markwell



Community College of Southern Nevada



Paul Whiteman



9. Approved Emeritus Status



Approved the Emeritus status be granted to the following:



A. Community College of Southern Nevada - Approved Emeritus

status for George Carpenter, Professor of Behavioral

Sciences, effective June 30, 1994.



B. University of Nevada, Reno - Approved Emeritus status

for the following UNR faculty:



Joseph Beres, M. D., Physician, Student Health Center,

Emeritus, effective March 1, 1994

John Legarza, Head Golf Coach, Emeritus, effective

June 30, 1991

Mary B. Ansari, M. L. S., M. B. A., Director, Adminis-

trative Services & Branch Libraries, Library, Emeri-

tus, effective June 30, 1994

Franklin Black, M. D., Clinical Faculty, Emeritus,

effective June 30, 1994

William Tappan, M. D., Clinical Faculty, Emeritus,

effective June 30, 1994



C. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Approved Emeritus

status for the following UNLV faculty, effective May,

1994:



Thomas M. Cassese, Emeritus Professor of Education

Robert O. Boord, Emeritus Professor of Education

James B. Case, Emeritus Associate Professor of Education

John H. Warren, Emeritus Associate Professor of Educa-

tion

George Kavina, Emeritus Professor of Educational Admin-

istration and Higher Education

Andre Simmons, Emeritus Professor of Economics



Mr. Klaich moved approval of Emeritus status for CCSN, UNR

and UNLV faculty. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank



Approved the following recommendations for promotion or

assignment to rank:



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

mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1994:



*Ellen J. Baker to Associate Professor in Biology,

College of Arts and Science

Bruce Bannister to Associate Professor in Family and

Community Medicine, School of Medicine

*Rafik Beekun to Associate Professor in Managerial

Sciences, College of Business Administration

Cynthia Birk to Rank 0 Associate Professor in

Accounting/CIS, College of Business Administration

*Daniel C. Bowman to Associate Professor in Biochemistry,

College of Agriculture

Cynthia M. Brown to Rank 0 Associate Professor in

Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

James Carr to Professor in Geological Sciences, Mackay

School of Mines

*Grant R. Cramer to Associate Professor in Biochemistry,

College of Agriculture

Rhoda Cummings to Professor in Curriculum and

Instruction, College of Education

Dana Edbert to Rank 0 Assistant Professor in

Accounting/CIS, College of Business Administration

*George Fernandez to Associate Professor in Agricultural

Economics, College of Agriculture

Gary Fisher to Professor in Counseling and Educational

Psychology, College of Education

*Victoria Follette to Associate Professor in Psychology,

College of Arts and Science

*William Follette to Associate Professor in Psychology,

College of Arts and Science

Peter Goin to Professor in Art, College of Arts and

Science

*Dale W. Holcombe to Associate Professor in Veterinary

Medicine, College of Agriculture

*Burton Horowitz to Associate Professor in Physiology,

School of Medicine

Janita A. Jobe to Rank III, University Library

Gary E. Johnson to Rank 0 Associate Professor in Family

and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

Andrea Lenz to Rank 0 Associate Professor in Music,

College of Arts and Science

Emmanuel Maragakis to Professor in Civil Engineering,

College of Engineering

*Colleen A. Morris to Associate Professor in Pediatrics,

School of Medicine

Kambiz Raffiee to Professor in Economics, College of

Business Administration

*Dale S. Rogers to Associate Professor in Managerial

Sciences, College of Business Administration

Martha K. Savage to Rank 0 Associate Professor in

Seismological Laboratory, Mackay School of Mines

Marilyn Smith to Professor, Cooperative Extension

Barbara Thornton to Professor of Health Sciences,

College of Human and Community Sciences

Andrzej Trzynadlowski to Professor in Electrical

Engineering, College of Engineering

*Ann A. Tyler to Associate Professor in Speech Pathology

and Audiology, School of Medicine

*Joseba Zulaika to Associate Professor in Basque

Studies, College of Arts and Science



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended the following promotions, effective July 1,

1994:



*Diane Barone to Associate Professor, ICS, College of

Education

*Richard Beckman to Associate Professor, Architecture,

College of Engineering

*Randall Boone to Associate Professor, ICS, College of

Education

Felicia Campbell to Professor, English, Liberal Arts

Stephen Caplan to Associate Professor, Music, Fine &

Performing Arts

*Carole Case to Associate Professor, Criminal Justice,

Liberal Arts

*Changfeng Chen to Associate Professor, Physics, Science

& Mathematics

*John Crank to Associate Professor, Criminal Justice,

Liberal Arts

*Evelyn Gajowski to Associate Professor, English,

Liberal Arts

*Laxmi Gewali to Associate Professor, Computer Science,

College of Engineering

*Amanda Higgins to Associate Professor, Special

Education, College of Education

*William Jankowiak to Associate Professor, Anthropology,

Liberal Arts

*Brian Johnson to Associate Professor, Chemistry,

Science & Mathematics

*Jeffrey Kottler to Professor, Counseling & Ed. Psych.,

College of Education

Myoung-ja Kwon to Rank IV, Library

*Victor Kwong to Professor, Physics, Science &

Mathematics

*Shahram Latifi to Associate Professor, Electrical &

Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

*Kia Makki to Associate Professor, Computer Science,

College of Engineering

*Susan Miller to Associate Professor, Special Education,

College of Education

William Newman to Professor, Management, Business &

Economics

*Filiz Ozel to Associate Professor, Architecture,

College of Engineering

James Pink to Professor, Art, Fine & Performing Arts

*Wesley Roehl to Associate Professor, Tourism/Convention,

Hotel Administration

Laverna Saunders to Rank IV, Technical Services,

Library

R. Keith Schwer to Professor, Economics, Business &

Economics

*R. Venkatasubramanian to Associate Professor, Electrical

& Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

*Elspeth Whitney to Associate Professor, History,

Liberal Arts

*Woosoon Yim to Associate Professor, Mechanical, College

of Engineering

*Bernard Zygelman to Associate Professor, Physics,

Science & Mathematics



C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-

ed the following promotion, effective July 1, 1994:



Nicholas Lancaster to Rank IV, Quaternary Sciences

Center



*Also recommended for Award to Tenure



Mr. Klaich moved approval of Promotion or Assignment to

Rank at UNR, UNLV and DRI. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion

carried.



11. Approved Recommendations for Award to Tenure



Approved the following recommendations for tenure:



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-

mended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1994, to the

following:



*Ellen J. Baker, Biology, College of Arts & Science

*Rafik Beekun, Managerial Sciences, College of Business

Administration

*Daniel C. Bowman, Biochemistry, College of Agriculture

Stephen B. Castor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology,

Mackay School of Mines

*Grant R. Cramer, Biochemistry, College of Agriculture

George Danko, Mining Engineering, Mackay School of Mines

*George Fernandez, Agricultural Economics, College of

Agriculture

*Victoria Follette, Psychology, College of Arts and

Science

*William Follette, Psychology, College of Arts and

Science

Cheryl Glotfelty, English, Arts and Science

*Dale W. Holcombe, Veterinary Medicine, College of

Agriculture

*Burton Horowitz, Physiology, School of Medicine

John N. Louie, Seismology/Geological Sciences, Mackay

School of Mines

Rosalie Marinelli, Health Sciences, College of Human

and Community Sciences

*Colleen A. Morris, Pediatrics, School of Medicine

*Dale S. Rogers, Managerial Sciences, College of

Business Administration

Edwin G. Smith, Nevada Cooperative Extension

*Ann A. Tyler, Speech Pathology and Audiology, School of

Medicine

John J. Warwick, Environmental and Resource Sciences,

College of Agriculture

Lee A. Weber, Biology, Arts and Science

*Joseba Zulaika, Basque Studies, College of Arts and

Science



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994,

to the following:



Robert Aalberts, Finance, Business & Economics

*Diane Barone, ICS, College of Education

*Richard Beckman, Architecture, College of Engineering

*Randall Boone, ICS, College of Education

Mark Burns, Art, Fine & Performing Arts

*Carole Case, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts

*Changfeng Chen, Physics, Science & Mathematics

*John Crank, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts

Jeffrey Fiala, Theatre Art, Fine & Performing Arts

*Evelyn Gajowski, English, Liberal Arts

*Laxmi Gewali, Computer Science, College of Engineering

*Amanda Higgins, Special Education, College of Education

*William Jankowiak, Anthropology, Liberal Arts

*Brian Johnson, Chemistry, Science & Mathematics

Moses Karakorizian, Civil & Environmental, College of

Engineering

Gerald Kops, Education Admin. & Higher Education,

College of Education

*Jeffrey Kottler, Counseling & Ed. Psych., College of

Education

*Victor Kwong, Physics, Science & Mathematics

*Shahram Latifi, Electrical & Computer Engineering,

College of Engineering

Attila Lawrence, Architecture, College of Engineering

*Kia Makki, Computer Science, College of Engineering

*Susan Miller, Special Education, College of Education

Robert Molzon, Mathematics, Science & Mathematics

*Filiz Ozel, Architecture, College of Engineering

*Wesley Roehl, Tourism/Convention, Hotel Administration

Hal Rothman, History, Liberal Arts

Douglas Unger, English, Liberal Arts

*R. Venkatasubramanian, Electrical & Computer

Engineering, College of Engineering

Walter Vodrazka, Civil & Environmental Engineering,

College of Engineering

*Elspeth Whitney, History, Liberal Arts

*Woosoon Yim, Mechanical, College of Engineering

*Bernard Zygelman, Physics, Science & Mathematics



C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President

Meacham recommended award to tenure, effective July 1,

1994, to the following:



Ann Adams, Arts & Sciences

Susan Blizard, Arts & Sciences

John Esperian, Arts & Sciences

Carmen Forner, Arts & Sciences

Angela La Sala, Arts & Sciences

Gale Martin, Arts & Sciences

Charles Okeke, Arts & Sciences

Curtis Pantle, Arts & Sciences

Joe Delrosaria, Business & Industry

Ruell Fiant, Business & Industry

Larry Martin, Business & Industry

Alfred Zavodny, Business & Industry

Michael Mc Millian, Math, Health & Human Services

Howard Tomme, Math, Health & Human Services

Hyla Winters, Math, Health & Human Services

Clarissa Erwin, Academic Support

Carol Cravens, Student Services



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Remington

recommended award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994, to

the following:



Ed Martin, Occupational Education

Ralph Siler, Occupational/Music Education

John S. H. Smith, Humanities & Social Science

Glen Tenney, Math, Science, Computing, Business



E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommended award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994, to

the following:



William Doherty, Professional Business Studies

Harry Ednie, Learning Resource Center

Steven Streeper, Social Science

Jonathan Young, Applied Industrial Technology



F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommended award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994,

to the following:



Robert Collier, Academic Affairs, Science

Christine Dakin, Academic Affairs/Fallon, Academic

Skills

Kerry Deal, Academic Affairs/Fallon, Business

Christine Fregulia, Academic Affairs, Allied Health

Timothy Haller, Academic Affairs, Social Science

Renee Magrini, Academic Affairs, Science



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank



Mr. Klaich moved approval of Award to Tenure for UNR, UNLV,

CCSN, NNCC, TMCC and WNCC. Mr. Graves seconded. (Motion

carried???)



The open meeting recessed at 11:55 A.M. and reconvened at 1:20

P.M., Thursday, March 31, 1994, with all Regents present except

Regent Berkley.



12. Approved 1994 Regents' Outstanding Student Awards



Each year the Board of Regents recognizes undergraduate and

graduate students on each Campus for academic accomplish-

ments, leadership ability, service contributions and poten-

tial for continued success. Awards and a $500 stipend are

presented to recipients at a reception held just prior to

Commencements. The 1994 awards will be presented to the

following:



University of Nevada, Reno



Kelly G. Wilson, Graduate Student

Mary Troy Ferguson, Undergraduate Student



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Sharlene S. Sayegh, Graduate Student

Maryanne Dawicki, Undergraduate Student



Community College of Southern Nevada



Les Amis de Savarin, The Culinary Club



Northern Nevada Community College



Melody Carlyle



Truckee Meadows Community College



Don Isler



Western Nevada Community College



Terri Nair



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the 1994 Regents' Outstanding

Student Award recipients. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion

carried.



Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.



13. Approved Loan, TMCC



At the December 2-3, 1993 meeting of the Board of Regents,

TMCC was authorized to solicit proposals for a loan in an

amount up to $1.2 million for the purpose of constructing

the Applied Technology Center. The Center is a joint proj-

ect between TMCC and the TMCC Foundation with a total esti-

mated cost of between $2-2.4 million. The loan is to be

serviced with student capital improvement fee funds and a

request is to be made to the 1995 Legislature for authority

to issue a student fee revenue bond which will be used to

replace the loan.



Interim Chancellor Richardson and Vice Chancellor Sparks

recommended approval of the loan with the understanding

that the Foundation funds for their share of the cost of

the project be accepted by the Board at its next meeting

and be transferred to the UCCSN treasury to be used for con-

struction of the project. Also, State Public Works Board

and Legislative Interim Finance approval will be required

before the project can begin.



On behalf of Howarth and Associates, which has been solicit-

ing the proposals for this loan, Vice Chancellor Sparks

recommended Bank of America, which will offer 5.6% interest

rate for a 10-year period.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to grant a loan in an amount

up to $1.2 million to Bank of America at 5.6% interest rate

for a 10-year period for the purpose of constructing the

Applied Technology Center at TMCC. Dr. Derby seconded.

Mrs. Price opposed. Motion carried.



Dr. Gwaltney informed the members of the Board that the TMCC

Foundation already has $835,000 in hand for this project.



14. Approved Action Regarding the Chancellor's Position



The Special Committee of the Board distributed its report on

options for hiring a Chancellor to the Board of Regents for

its consideration. However, Mr. Graves stated that this

report actually did not have any relevance to the ultimate

recommendation made by the Committee. The report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



The Board of Regents considered the options for hiring a

Chancellor to fill the current vacancy in the position.

All possible options and actions, whether presented by the

Special Committee or not, were considered by the Board for

its decision on this matter.



Mr. Graves, Chairman of the Special Committee of the Board

and the ad hoc Chancellor's Search Committee, stated that

a meeting was held on March 30, 1994 in which invited out-

side experts offered advice to the Committee. Minutes of

that meeting are on file in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Berkley moved that the ad hoc Chancellor's Search Com-

mittee unanimously recommends that UCCSN immediately retain

the services of an executive search firm. The search firm

will be instructed to bring forth 15 applicants, while

complying with affirmative action guidelines, to the Commit-

tee. In addition, the Committee will be empowered to select

the executive search firm for the best price for the best

services provided. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that although she was absent during

the vote taken by the Committee, she strongly supports this

motion.



Mr. Foley questioned, as a point of order, if the ad hoc

Chancellor's Search Committee would be able to utilize those

70 applications that were previously submitted for the

search that was ultimately terminated. General Counsel

Klasic responded that the executive search firm could con-

tact those applicants. The executive search firm would not

be subject to Nevada's Open Record Law.



Mr. Klaich extended his appreciation to Mr. Graves for de-

veloping an appropriate and responsive motion for the Board

to consider. This is an attractive alternative to adhere

to the basic requirement of the law. The members of the

Board will then be allowed to review an attractive pool of

applicants prior to the final selection. He stated that he

was in support of the action.



Mrs. Price stated that she intended to vote for the motion;

however, with regard to Mr. Foley's question, it was her

understanding that if the executive firm should decide to

turn over the 70 applicants, then those applicants would be

under the Open Records Law, and the Board would be conduct-

ing an open search.



Dr. Derby requested the wording of the motion include that

the Committee request of the executive search firm a diverse

pool of 15. She did not feel that affirmative action

guidelines would encompass her concerns for a diverse pool.

Mr. Graves stated that her concerns were certainly the in-

tent of the motion.



Mrs. Berkley amended the above motion to read as: that the

ad hoc Chancellor's Search Committee unanimously recommends

that UCCSN immediately retain the services of an executive

search firm. The search firm will be instructed to bring

forth 15 applicants, while complying with affirmative action

guidelines and ensuring a diverse pool to the Committee.

In addition, the Committee will be empowered to select the

executive search firm for the best price for the best serv-

ices provided. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



A discussion was held regarding the previous Chancellor's

Search files, and it was explained that the applications

were destroyed when the search was terminated. Mr. Foley

stated that he was surprised that all the records were

unavailable. Secretary Moser stated that when the Board

of Regents terminated the search process, the original

files were returned to the candidates and she did not

have a record of those who applied.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval that Dr. John A. Richardson re-

main as Interim Chancellor until a permanent Chancellor is

selected. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mrs. Price stated that her comments are not personally di-

rected against John Richardson, but she requested that the

motion be amended to reflect that there are no predetermined

candidates for the Chancellor's position. She stated that

if there is a predetermined candidate it may restrict some

other candidates from applying. The search process should

attract those persons who really want to be UCCSN's Chan-

cellor. The motion should be made clear that Dr. Richard-

son will only be serving in this capacity on a temporary

basis, and that the Board of Regents, public sector, and

the executive search firm be made aware that there are no

predetermined candidates for the Chancellor's position.

This Board of Regents will be conducting an open, honest

and above board search.



Chairman Eardley indicated that it was his understanding

that Dr. Richardson did not want to accept a permanent

position as Chancellor, but would serve as Interim Chancel-

lor until a permanent Chancellor is selected.



Mrs. Price moved to amend the motion to include a statement

that clarifies that Dr. John Richardson has stated that he

does not want to become a candidate for the permanent posi-

tion of Chancellor.



Mrs. Berkley refused to make the above amendment a part of

her original motion.



Motion carried on the original motion.



Mrs. Sparks urged the Board to allow the selected executive

search firm to perform its job in a professional manner.



Mrs. Price responded to Mrs. Sparks' comment and prefaced

her remarks by stating that she learned of this concern

while attending an Association of Governing Board's seminar.

She suggested that the Board of Regents should become more

neutral in this process and make it very clear for the pool

of candidates that there is not an inside candidate. Her

amendment to the motion would address this issue.



Mrs. Berkley pointed out that this amendment would hinder

some other UCCSN employees who wanted to be considered for

the Chancellor's position.



Mr. Klaich suggested that Dr. John Richardson be addressed

as "Chancellor", then it would be a natural progression for

Dr. Richardson to return to his previous position as Vice

Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs when a permanent

Chancellor is selected. Mr. Klaich stated that he felt the

whole concept of "Interim" is inappropriate, that Dr.

Richardson is fulfilling the complete job description as

"Chancellor".



Mrs. Gallagher reminded the Board that it was in the process

of approving the hiring of an executive search firm. The

search firm will work as professionals and will speak to

each candidate personally, and if the candidates should pose

the question of an inside candidate, then the search firm

will respond openly and professionally.



Mrs. Price left the meeting.



NOTE: Mrs. Price requested the record to show that she left the

meeting in protest for systematically and over time being

impeded from full participation on this Board.



15. Approved Action Regarding the Presidential Search, CCSN



The Board of Regents discussed any possible matters neces-

sary to conduct the search to fill the position of President

of CCSN. The Board also considered and gave instructions

to the Search Committee on its conduct of the search.



Mrs. Sparks, Chairman of the ad hoc CCSN Presidential Search

Committee, requested direction from the Board on how to pro-

ceed with the search process: Does the Board wish to recom-

mend the procedure in which to conduct the search, or does

the Board wish to leave that decision up to the Committee.

The first organizational meeting of the ad hoc Committee

will be held later in the day.



Mr. Foley questioned if any action should be taken in light

of the limits that have been placed on the UCCSN search

process.



The open meeting recessed for a few minutes and upon reconvening

all Regents were present except Regents Graves, Hammargren,

Price and Whitley.



Mrs. Sparks stated that the Board has approved that the

Chancellor's search be handled by an executive search firm.

She requested an opinion from the Board as to how the CCSN

Presidential Search process should proceed.



Mr. Klaich stated that before either of the two Presidents

are selected, a Chancellor needs to be in place. The Chan-

cellor's Search will soon be underway to hire someone be-

fore the Presidential selections are made.



Mrs. Graves returned to the meeting.



Mr. Foley stated that the President's position is much more

important than the Chancellor's position. The President is

very vital to the institution. The President sits at the

helm of the institution, over students, faculty and staff.

This person is reponsible for the management of the insti-

tution and its budget. He did not feel that the Board of

Regents nor the Chancellor could represent the individual

institutions at the Legislature as well as the institutions'

own Presidents. It is incumbent on the President to present

the budget to the Legislature, and he felt that the Presi-

dent should be in place no later than the beginning of the

Fall semester.



Mrs. Whitley returned to the meeting.



Dr. Derby suggested that it might be valuable for each of

the Regents' search committees (CCSN Presidential Search

Committee and UNLV Presidential Search Committee) to meet

with their respective institutional advisory committees

and bring back to the Board a recommendation on how they

would like to proceed with the search process. With the

Chancellor's search soon to be underway, there are a lot

of preliminary steps to take before getting started with

the actual search process.



Mr. Graves responded to Mr. Foley's comments and disagreed

with his statement that the Presidents are more important

than the Chancellor, because the Chancellor is the Presi-

dents' boss. During the Presidential searches the candi-

dates are going to want to know who their boss is before

accepting a position.



Mr. Graves stated that after having to go through an ex-

perience with conducting a search, he questioned whether

the Board wished to comply with the Attorney General's

opinion, or conduct the search as in the past as a closed

search. The Board needs to vote on how UCCSN conducts

searches at this time.



Mrs. Sparks stated that she was not concerned with the

process, but with the charges from the Board to the

Committee. She did not think that the process should be

delayed because it would not be in the best interest of

the System.



Mrs. Berkley felt that each institution should be treated

differently, even though the Board of Regents and Chan-

cellor's Office tries to maintain continuity between the

institutions. The Board should be sensitive to the insti-

tution's distinct needs. She suggested that Mrs. Sparks

meet with the CCSN Presidential Search Committee to get

their input and come back to the Board with a recommenda-

tion. The Board should not mandate how each professional

search should be conducted.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she was concerned with the Board

not deciding how professional searches must be conducted.

The Board of Regents should either challenge the opinion of

the Attorney General and get a court opinion or proceed

without the Attorney General's opinion. There should not be

two different search processes being conducted by CCSN and

UNLV. The Board of Regents should give the CCSN Presiden-

tial Search Committee some direction.



Mrs. Berkley stated that at one time, she was very support-

ive of challenging the Attorney General's opinion, but has

been advised by General Counsel Klasic that this may take

approximately 15 months to complete the court process.



Dr. Derby did not think that the Board of Regents would be

shirking its responsibilities by asking the two Presidential

search committees to meet and discuss the possibilities and

then make recommendations to the Board of Regents. She

stated that she is a proponent of the collaborative process

and was inclined to discuss this issue with the committees.

She stated that because of the two presentations made to

the Special Committee of the Board, she agreed that the hir-

ing of an executive search firm is in the best interest of

the System at this time. However, she felt that the insti-

tutional advisory committees should be involved in the proc-

ess.



Mr. Graves moved approval that all searches be conducted in

the same manner, as they have been conducted in the past.

Mrs. Whitley seconded. Dr. Derby opposed.



General Counsel Klasic stated that the purpose of a lawsuit

would be to obtain records, and if a restraining order is

sought then the search may proceed; however, if a restrain-

ing order is not granted, then the search would have to be

discontinued and it may then take 5-18 months to complete

the search process.



Mr. Foley stated that he had serious concerns with the

motion because the UCCSN Code and the Board of Regents'

Bylaws stipulate that institutional advisory committees be

established to consist of student and faculty representa-

tives who will collaborate with the Regents' ad hoc commit-

tee in determining the process to conduct a search. He

did not feel that the Board of Regents has the authority

to pass the above motion.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she has been in favor of hiring

executive search firms, but the cost must be considered.

She questioned whether CCSN conducts its search in the

manner as in the past and it was challenged, could the

search then be turned over to an executive search firm,

and General Counsel Klasic responded that it depended

whether an order were to be issued to continue with open or

closed records. He was unable to determine at this time.



General Counsel Klasic clarified that in the past UCCSN has

conducted searches in various ways, and that it was his

interpretation that the above motion reflected that the

search process would be conducted in a confidential manner.



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman John Swetnam introduced Dr. James

Stivers, UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman-Elect.



Dr. Swetnam stated that at some point the Board will have

to look at its obligation of who will perform the searches.

He did not think that UCCSN could afford hiring an executive

search firm for all the searches. It is very important to

include peers in the search process and the Board must

aggressively pursue confidentiality of the search process

in order to attract qualified candidates. He also stated

that the affirmative action guidelines are very important

in conducting searches.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she had received a number of calls

from CCSN faculty who have requested that the CCSN Presi-

dential search be completed as quickly as possible. She

felt that the Board should seek a definitive legal decision

on how to proceed with its searches.



Dr. Derby urged the Board members to defeat the motion and

request the search committees to make recommendations to

the Board for consideration.



Mr. Graves withdrew the motion.



A discussion was held between Board members and General

Counsel Klasic who stated that there is no actual case of

controversy that has been stated as yet against the Board

of Regents. It was suggested that the Board declare the

searches and convene committee meetings, then wait to see

if it will be challenged.



Mrs. Price returned to the meeting.



Chairman Eardley requested Mrs. Sparks to report back to

the Board after the first CCSN Presidential Search Committee

meeting is held. (This discussion is continued after item

19.)



Regent Whitley left the meeting; Dr. Hammargren returned to the

meeting.



16. Accepted UCCSN Professional Compensation Committee Recom-

mendations for FY 95-97



Carol Parkhurst, Chairman of the UCCSN Joint Professional

Compensation Committee, presented 3 recommendations for the

compensation package for the UCCSN FY 1995-97 biennial budg-

et request. She distributed a handout which is filed in

the Regents' Office.



The 3 recommendations are:



1) Cost of Living Adjustment to restore purchasing power

to 1991 level. If realized, it would be a 15.9% total

salary increase for professionals. This percentage is

based on catch-up salary increase premised on purchas-

ing power lost by employees in the 1993-95 biennium and

a cost-of-living increase for each year of the new bi-

ennium.



2) 2.5% funding for the professional merit pool.



3) Restore Health Benefits to the level in 1992.



Ms. Parkhurst presented several data tables which indicate

how UCCSN employees have suffered while other public employ-

ee groups have realized cost-of-living salary increases in

recent years. She stated that the Committee did not really

think the 15.9% cost-of-living recommendation would be ap-

proved, but it certainly makes a point of how UCCSN employ-

ees have suffered.



With regard to the 2.5% funding for the professional merit

pool, Ms. Parkhurst defended the University's position that

there are elaborate procedures that must be taken in order

to receive merit. The Community Colleges already receive

2.5% merit across the board; however, the Community Colleges

are only funded for 2%. Vice President Hoover agreed and

relayed that approximately 70% of the professional employees

at UNR received merit at differing amounts; merit is not

awarded across the board at UNR. This request is not in-

tended to restore the purchasing power of the professional

employees, as is the cost-of-living request for an increase

of 15.9%. Ms. Parkhurst stated that the 1995 Legislature

approved the 2.5% merit pool concept, but only funded 2%.

The additional .5% is important and the Committee would like

to see support for the funding of the entire merit pool.



Ms. Parkhurst stated that fringe benefits, especially health

benefits, are very important to the professional employees.

The Committee advocates working together with other State

agencies to restore the health benefits.



Upon questioning, Ms. Parkhurst responded that city and

county employees differ from State employees with regard to

benefits, such as employer-paid retirement. All State em-

ployees receive the same benefits. Vice Chancellor Sparks

indicated that in lieu of receiving pay increases or through

salary reductions, employees can elect to have the System

pay their share of their retirement, or it could be done

through a combination of these two methods to provide for

retirement benefits.



Mr. Klaich stated that the Professional Compensation Com-

mittee has brought forth a credible and well thought out

proposal, but he found it difficult to support because it

would be difficult to request this from the next legislative

session. It will be very difficult to restore requests to

the 1991 level.



Ms. Parkhurst explained that the Professional Compensation

Committee recommends that of the 15.9%, 11.9% be requested

for the 1994-95 biennium, and 4% be requested for the 1995-

96 biennium. Mrs. Sparks agreed that this request will be

very difficult without doing damage to the UCCSN budget.

Ms. Parkhurst stated that the Committee does not expect the

Board to go forward with the 15.9% increase, but wanted the

Board to realize how the UCCSN professional employees are

way behind in terms of salary increases. The data that has

been presented indicates a reasonable case to seek an in-

crease for the professional employees.



Interim Chancellor Richardson pointed out that the figures

presented should indicate to the Board that they should be

sensitive to the fact that State employees are not receiv-

ing salary incrases as other government agencies have been

in the past. He recommended that the Board accept the re-

port and take it under advisement to consider the Commit-

tee's request that part of its recommendations be considered

in the biennial budget process. Later, when the budget is

being finalized, then a request for employee compensation

could be set based on this report.



Mr. Foley indicated that this representation illustrates

the facts that have been discussed during the last 6 years.

UCCSN has been told that the Legislature and the Governor

have refused to favorably consider any revenue measures and

have frozen increases. This report indicates that a tax has

been placed on UCCSN employees by denying them any salary

increases.



Mrs. Berkley agreed, and felt the Board should go forward

with this factual information that supports UCCSN's claim

regarding salary increases. She supported the Committee's

recommendations.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that this request would

cost $57 million for just UCCSN for the 15.9% cost-of-living

increase, and $2.4 million for the funding of the 2.5% merit

pool.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept the Professional Compensation

Committee report and directed Interim Chancellor Richardson

to work with this Committe in formulating a request for the

1995-96 budget. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Eardley expressed his appreciation to the Profes-

sional Compensation Committee for the report.



Regent Foley left the meeting.



17. Approved the 1995-97 Biennial Budget Request



At the February, 1994 meeting, discussion was held on the

proposed UCCSN 1995-97 Biennial Budget Requests, with action

to follow at the March meeting. Vice Chancellor Sparks

briefly reviewed these items and presented them to the Board

for action.



A. 1995-97 Capital Improvement Request, New Construction

and Major Renovations, Ref. E, filed in the Regents'

Office.



B. Minor Repairs and Improvements Projects, Ref. F, filed

in the Regents' Office.



C. Parameters to be used in construction of the "Adjusted

Base" and "Program Maintenance" budgets, Ref. G, filed

in the Regents' Office.



D. Priority Requests for New Funding, Ref. H, filed in

the Regents' Office.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the 1995-97 Capital

Improvement Request, New Construction and Major Renovations,

Minor Repairs and Improvement Projects need Board consider-

ation in order that they be submitted to the State Public

Works Board by May 1, 1994. He pointed out that there is

a change in the Capital Improvement Request, New Construc-

tion and Major Renovations list from what was presented at

the February Board of Regents' meeting. TMCC erroneously

included a request from the 1995 Legislature that did not

include 33,000 square feet, which reflects a change from

42% to 55.8% in the percentage deficit. Another adjust-

ment is under priority number 9 for CCSN which should be

redirected to the Sahara West Campus.



Chairman Eardley questioned the percentage deficit for UNLV

and Vice Chancellor Sparks responded that the 3.4% deficit

accounts for the space formula used for the library; how-

ever, it does not take into account the quality and age of

the facility. President Maxson added that the formula ac-

counts for classroom, office and laboratory space, but does

not account for facilities such as the library, health cen-

ter, etc. Based on accreditation reports, the UNLV library

was originally built to serve half of the current student

population. Vice Chancellor Sparks noted that the percent-

age deficits should only be used as a guide.



Chairman Eardley questioned whether the Board of Regents

would accept donations for projects that are not listed as

top priorities, and President Maxson responded that he would

hope that if a private donor came up with most of the fund-

ing for a building, the Board of Regents would not reject

the gift. He requested that the Board allow the institu-

tions to use their entrepreneurial experience to obtain

such donations.



Mrs. Sparks indicated that a new library building is one of

UNLV's priorities and has impact on accreditation of pro-

grams throughout the institution. President Maxson agreed,

but stated that other System building projects are also im-

portant. The UNLV library is now on the Capital Construc-

tion priority list and will indicate to donors that the

Board of Regents supports this project and will allow for

great fund raising potential.



Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the 1995-97 Capital Im-

provement Request, New Construction and Major Renovations,

along with the Minor Repairs and Improvements Projects.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



Vice Chancellor Sparks encouraged the Board to realign the

UCCSN operating budget to reflect the following 3-tier

budget process which is used by the State:



1) Adjusted Base

2) Program Maintenance

3) Enhancement



The UCCSN parameters are out of line with the State's proc-

ess and Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that he felt UCCSN

should comply with the State's guidelines. It would make

the budget process much smoother for the State if we comply

with their structure.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the Chancellor's Office

and the Presidents do not recommend the inclusion of pro-

jected enrollment increases in the Program Maintenance

budget. This is due to the required application of the

1993-94 actual student/faculty ratios to projected growth

which, due to suspension of previously approved student/

faculty ratios, are at an unacceptable level. All the

projections for enrollment increases are to be included in

the Priority Budget to be accompanied by the request to

restore full funding of the instruction formulas with cor-

responding increases in the support formulas.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that by following this new

process it would allow UCCSN to observe the reactions of the

Legislature and the Governor and to make necessary adjust-

ments. More importantly, it would allow UCCSN to use the

budget parameters that will allow UCCSN to construct its

budgets appropriately and use the State process to help

justify the need to restore funding to the budget formulas.

Vice Chancellor Sparks suggested that if the student/facul-

ty ratios turn out to be too high, then maybe the Board of

Regents might want to cap enrollments to maintain quality

education. This may allow the Governor and the Legislature

to get involved in the need to manage enrollments.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the Priority Requests for

New Funding and indicated that UCCSN's Strategic Direc-

tions are addressed in priorities 2, 3, 4 and 5. The

salary proposal would fall under priority 2 and he estimat-

ed that it will cost $50-60 million based on the UCCSN Com-

pensation Committee's recommendation. He reported that for

each 1% compensation increase, it will cost the System $2

million and $12 million for each 1% increase for all State

employees.



Vice Chancellor Sparks requested approval of the Adjusted

Base Budget and Program Maintenance Request, and the para-

meters for the Priority Requests for New Funding. A draft

of the budget will be forwarded for Board review at the

June, 1994 meeting, with final approval at the August meet-

ing in order for the UCCSN budget request to be submitted

to the Governor on September 1, 1994.



Mrs. Berkley moved to adopt the parameters for the Priority

Requests for New Funding, Adjusted Base and Program Mainte-

nance. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Vice Chancellor Sparks responded to a question regarding

the interim legislative study in that if it is the wish of

the Board, a bill draft will be submitted to request this

study.



Dr. Derby stated that she was satisfied to see that the

UCCSN Strategic Directions were being included in the budget

process. She congratulated UCCSN for its hard work in see-

ing this through.



Motion carried.



Chairman Eardley acknowledged Chef Giovanni Joe Delrosario and

his students for the wonderful display of food that they have

provided during this meeting. He mentioned that Chef Joe pre-

viously worked at TMCC and that CCSN is very lucky to have him

at their institution. The students then presented and offered

dessert samples to the members of the Board and those in the

audience.



18. Information Only: Report on Gaming Courses, CCSN



Dr. Herman Van Betten, Dean of Henderson Campus and Exten-

sion Centers, introduced Mr. Ray Eade, Chairman of the

Marketing and Resource Business Division at CCSN. Mr. Eade

reported to the Board that he has served CCSN for over 20

years and gave a brief overview of the gaming program. In

1981 the Board approved the Casino Management program at

CCSN, which was the first of its kind. The reason for im-

plementing this program was to allow the gaming industry the

opportunity to see the viability of such a program and that

this program would serve their needs.



The mission of the program is to address job entry level

positions; professional/career growth; specialized inter-

ests; and University transferability.



He indicated that CCSN now has a gaming laboratory which is

equipped with gaming tables, and simulates the casino en-

vironment.



In 1991 student enrollment in this program was 432 students;

1992 it enrolled 498 students; and in 1993 it has 568 stu-

dents enrolled. Approximately 75% of the enrolled students

are already employed in the casinos. Mr. Eade stated that

he was very excited for the future of this program and the

trend to legalize gaming in various States and countries

around the world. It has been reported that this industry

will create over 5000 jobs and has become the single largest

in the country. Entities from all over the country are re-

questing information on CCSN's model for gaming education.



CCSN works closely with UNLV's gaming institute and Mr. Eade

stated that he looks forward to the continued relationship

with UNLV and its gaming institute.



Chairman Eardley expressed appreciation for this presenta-

tion to Mr. Eade. Mrs. Gallagher commended the program in

serving the community's needs.



Mrs. Sparks made a very serious request of the CCSN gaming

students for them to contact Nevada's congressional repre-

senatives and request that the proposed 4% tax on gaming

be discouraged.



Mr. Eade invited those in attendance to feel free to visit

the gaming laboratory at CCSN.



19. Information Only: CCSN Faculty Presentation



The following CCSN faculty and students presented informa-

tion on outstanding programs at the College:



Dorothy Chase, Developmental Reading, Spelling & Vocabulary

Arlene Lambert, student of developmental education

Laura Cortez, student of developmental education

Marguerete Re, Developmental English

Autumn Keyes-Ita, Counselor

Carol Cravens, Counselor

John Hollitz, Research and Scholarly Works by Faculty

Barbara Nelson, Research and Scholarly Works by Faculty



Mrs. Price commended the faculty and students for the

presentations.



The open meeting recessed at 4:50 P.M. and reconvened at 9:12

A.M. Friday, April 1, 1994, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Foley, Gallagher and Hammargren.



15. Approved Action Regarding the Presidential Search, CCSN

(continued)



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc CCSN Presidential

Search Committee meeting, held March 31, 1994, was made by

Regent Carolyn Sparks, Chairman.



(1) Organizational Discussion and Approval of Search Proc-

ess - Chairman Sparks announced the members of the

Institutional Advisory Committee and introduced the

members of the Board of Regents who will fulfill this

Committee assignment.



Mr. Foley relayed to the Committee members the history

of the Chancellor's search that was terminated due to

confidentiality issues. At first, Mr. Foley was dis-

mayed that the Chancellor's search was terminated, but

realized that by releasing the names of all the candi-

dates it may be hurtful to those candidates who were

currently holding a position. Confidentiality must be

respected while conducting searches for such positions

as the Chancellor and Presidents.



Mr. Foley explained injunctive relief court cases and

felt that they were an extraordinary remedy in the law.

Injunctive relief needs to show that the law is being

violated and that someone will suffer irreparable

harm. The evidence must clearly preponderate in favor

of the parties involved to reach relief. In his opin-

ion, the press would be harmed in that they could not

print a story. If the Nevada Press Association should

file a suit against the System, the press would prob-

ably seek an injunction to stop the search process.

Mr. Foley explained the process and stated that, in

his opinion, UCCSN could win if a lawsuit was sought.



Chairman Sparks stated the options before this Com-

mittee:



1) Hire an executive search firm.



2) Begin with same process as used in the past and

narrow the finalists' list to five names, which

at that time the five names would become public

record.



3) Completely open the search process.



She relayed to the Committee the opinions given by

two consultants who made presentations to the Special

Committee of the Board the previous night. Both

agreed that open searches are not as successful as

conducting a confidential search which releases only

the finalists' names.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that the CCSN Presidential Search

is very important and did not want to see this search

process compromised by opening the process to the

public. Board members have been advised that by keep-

ing the search closed it does increase the number of

qualified candidates. She stated that she felt there

was no difference between the Community College and

University Presidential searches. Both need to find

the most qualified person for these positions and the

Committees should not settle for second best. She

relayed to the Committee that when the previous Chan-

cellor's search was about to be made public record,

several candidates withdrew from the search.



Mrs. Whitley agreed with Mrs. Gallagher and emphasized

that it is difficult to get top candidates without

confidentiality.



Upon questioning, General Counsel Klasic stated that

Mr. Caesar Naples, consultant, had agreed to releas-

ing 15 finalists' names, but felt more comfortable with

a smaller number such as 10.



Chairman Sparks informed the Committee that the Chan-

cellor's search will be finalized prior to the final

selection of CCSN's President. It was felt that the

Chancellor is the President's Administrator and the

President should know who that person is before accept-

ing the position.



Upon questioning, General Counsel Klasic clarified that

prior practice under the current Open Meeting Law in-

volved closed sessions to discuss the qualifications

of the candidates. Currently, it is the Nevada Press

Association's position that since these positions are

public officers, then closed sessions cannot be held.

However, Mr. Klasic tends to disagree with their posi-

tion.



Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that he strongly

believed that the Search Committee can attract the best

highly qualified pool of candidates if the process is

confidential until the finalists are named.



Mr. Sandoval questioned General Counsel Klasic whether

he agreed with Mr. Foley's previous statement, and Mr.

Klasic agreed that any party could seek injunctive re-

lief, but there are never any guarantees in what the

courts will decide. The plaintiffs will have to demon-

strate that irreparable harm is being involved and the

defendants would have to argue there is an adequate

remedy of law. Plaintiffs would have to show a prob-

ability on success of merits. A temporary restraining

order may be issued to stop the search process. He

felt that losing the law suit is slim if an executive

search firm were hired to conduct the search. If the

Committee decides to conduct the search itself, then

the courts are split on whether the records are open.



Chairman Sparks informed the Committee that executive

search firms generally charge approximately 1/3 of the

first year's total compensation package plus expenses.

In addition, the finalists are brought to Nevada for

interviews with different entities across the State.

She estimated that by hiring an executive search firm

it would cost the Board of Regents approximately

$50,000.



General Counsel Klasic stated that he was concerned for

UCCSN's legal position if each search is conducted dif-

ferently.



Chairman Sparks indicated that she did not want to hold

up the process of selecting a new President for CCSN,

although she did not want to rush the process to sacri-

fice quality. She cautioned the Committee that the

media may try to impede the search process.



It was clarified that the term "regular" search would

be used to indicate the search process that has been

used before when the Committee conducts the actual

search.



Discussion was held regarding the use of an executive

search firm, their history, their success in Nevada,

their networking capabilities, etc.



Dr. Leary stated that if an executive search firm were

hired, the Committee would not have access to all the

applicants until the finalists are named by the firm.

He stated that he preferred conducting the search in

the regular manner.



On behalf of the Regents' ad hoc CCSN Presidential

Search Committee, it was approved to conduct the CCSN

Presidential search using the regular search process.



It was clarified that if by conducting a regular search

process qualified candidates are not in the pool, the

Search Committee could hire an executive search firm to

complete the search process.



On behalf of the CCSN Presidential Search Institutional

Advisory Committee, it was approved to conduct the CCSN

Presidential Search using the regular search process.



Interim Chancellor Richardson offered his and Mr. Doug

Burris' services to the Search Committee. They both

have Community College contacts throughout the country

and can encourage people to apply for this position.

At this time, there is no one person in mind, but they

will be able to solicit applications and nominations.



Chairman Sparks emphasized to the Committee members

that upon questioning they will have to defend this

position and the institution to the press.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she was confident that the

Committee would be able to conduct this search in the

regular manner and that there are qualified staff who

are knowledgeable in searches who will be beneficial

to the Committee.



(2) Discussion on Advertising - Chairman Sparks stated that

the Committee will need to review and determine the

guidelines for the President's position. Interim

Chancellor Richardson suggested that the Committee dis-

cuss the direction for the institution for the next 5

years. This will help in determining the guidelines

for the position.



(3) New Business - Board of Regents - It was suggested that

the next meeting be scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday,

April 11, 1994.



Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.



Mr. Graves moved to accept the report and recommendations of

the ad hoc CCSN Presidential Search Committee. Mrs. Sparks

seconded.



Upon questioning on how the Committee will proceed, Mrs.

Sparks responded that the Committee will meet on April 11

to review the job description, job requirements and request

the Chancellor to draft an advertisement for the Committee's

review, and then wait for response from interested persons.

Mrs. Sparks stated that the names of the 5 finalists will be

announced.



Regents Berkley and Price voted no. Motion carried.



20. Information Only: Public Comment



No public comment was made.



21. Approved Regents' Professorship



Approved CCSN President Paul Meacham be appointed a Regents'

Professorship effective July 1, 1994, and granted a leave of

absence from July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995, in accordance

with the provisions of Regents' policy, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 12, Presidential Transition. In addition, approved

that Dr. Meacham retain his status as a tenured member of

the faculty of CCSN granted to him by the Board of Regents

on October 3, 1983.



Effective July 1, 1995, Dr. Meacham will become a member of

the instructional faculty of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas under an agreement between him and the University.

All provisions of that agreement must be consistent with

Regents' policy, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 12, Presiden-

tial Transition.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the appointment of CCSN

President Paul Meacham as Regents' Professor, effective

July 1, 1994 and granted leave of absence. In addition,

Dr. Meacham will retain his status as a tenured member of

the faculty of CCSN. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion car-

ried.



22. Approved Emeritus, CCSN President



Approved to confer the title of "President Emeritus" on

Dr. Paul Meacham, effective July 1, 1994.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to confer the title of "Presi-

dent Emeritus" on Dr. Paul Meacham, effective July 1, 1994.

Mrs. Price seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Sparks stated that she was sorry that Dr. Meacham was

not present to receive these acknowledgements and suggested

that the next Board of Regents' agenda reserve time for Dr.

Meacham to receive this acknowledgement and accolades.



23. Approved Choice of Catalog to Satisfy Graduation Require-

ments for UCCSN Transfer Students



Approved to revise current Board policy related to student

choice of catalog to satisfy graduation requirements for

students who transfer within the System from a Community

College. Ref. I is filed in the Regents' Office.



The amended policy would result in UCCSN transfer students

having the same opportunity for choice of catalog to satis-

fy graduation requirements as University "native" students.

This policy has been reviewed and endorsed by the UCCSN

Articulation Board, the Academic Affairs Council and the

Student Affairs Council.



Interim Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that cur-

rently, all institutional catalogs include language to

the effect that catalogs do not constitute contractual

agreements or commitments. General Counsel Klasic recom-

mended that similar language be added to this proposed

Handbook revision to include, "Institutional catalogs do

not constitute contractual agreements or commitments".



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the change to the Handbook re-

garding choice of catalog to satisfy graduation require-

ments for UCCSN transfer students, to include the amendment.

Mrs. Whitley seconded.



General Counsel Klasic stated that the additional language,

which he is recommending will alleviate litigation. Upon

questioning, Mr. Klasic clarified that student catalogs do

not serve as contracts between the student and institution,

whereas employee handbooks are a totally different type of

resource for employees.



Mrs. Steinberg stated that the intention of the proposed

policy is to send a message to the students and institutions

that the transfer centers have a responsibility towards the

students. The Handbook policy will reinforce the transfer

centrs' contracts.



Mrs. Sparks suggested that counselors and students at all

institutions be made aware of this policy change.



Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 9:29 A.M. to convene the Investment

Committee meeting and reconvened at 9:46 A.M. Friday, April 1,

1994, with all Regents present except Regents' Foley, Gallagher

and Hammargren.



Chairman Eardley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Graves.



24. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held April 1, 1994, were made by Regent Daniel

Klaich, Chairman.



(1) Approved the following order in which Request for

Proposals (RFPs) will be issued for the purpose of

awarding separate bank contracts to provide custodial,

commercial and credit card processing services for the

UCCSN:



CUSTODIAL BANKING SERVICES



Approved the RFP for custodial banking services be

issued by the BCN Purchasing Department in 1994 with

award by the Board of Regents of a contract for

services to begin January 1995.



CREDIT CARD PROCESSING SERVICES



Approved the credit card processing services remain

separate from the Board of Regents' contract for

commercial banking services even though banks can be

considered in the selection process. In addition, it

was approved that an RFP for credit card processing

service be issued by the BCS Purchasing Department in

1995 for award of the contract by the Board of Regents

for services to begin on January 1, 1996.



COMMERCIAL BANKING SERVICES



Approved the RFP for commercial banking services be

issued by the BCN Purchasing Department in 1996 for

award of the contract by the Board of Regents for

services to begin in January 1, 1997.



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Chairman Klaich stated that the bidding process for

banking services had not been successful in the past

and there was a significant amount of change within

the banking industry that caused UCCSN to make no

changes until the banking industry settled. It is now

the time to bring the banking services to bid. This

may cause some difficulties with the Business Officers,

but it is necessary to get back on a time schedule.

The Investment Advisory Committee and Deputy Treasurer

Janet Mac Donald recommend the proposed schedule.



Mrs. Mac Donald stated that the proposed bidding

schedule is in the best interest of UCCSN, emphasizing

that the Board of Regents are the customer of the

banking industry. The UCCSN controllers are the ones

who work closely with the banks, and they would be the

ones to make the recommendations to the Investment

Committee. The Business Centers have always alternated

in issuing the RFPs and this process will be continued.



(2) Approved that beginning July 1, 1994 all disbursements,

for all UCCSN regular accounts be processed by First

Union Bank of North Carolina using positive pay and

controlled disbursement services. These services are

contracted for by Bank of America Nevada with First

Union Bank of North Carolina.



Chairman Klaich stated that a procedure should be es-

tablished so that UCCSN's funds will not be at risk

with today's high technology crime activities.



Deputy Treasurer Janet Mac Donald explained the pro-

cedure which involves daily electronically transmitting

the check number and corresponding check amount to

North Carolina, who will not honor any check not list-

ed. This on-line system will allow UCCSN to stop pay-

ment on issued checks and to add handwritten checks.

Any forgery of checks would be rejected by this proc-

ess. She stated that the reason for bringing this

procedure forward for consideration is to publicly

acknowledge that UCCSN is concerned about the protec-

tion of its funds. She stated that in her professional

opinion, this procedure will be mandated by all the

banks within a year or two. She explained that UCCSN's

actual funds will not reside in North Carolina, but

that she and her staff will wire the exact amount to

North Carolina each day to cover the checks cleared.

Mrs. Mac Donald informed the Committee that the Bank

of America is recommending this procedure to UCCSN,

although they will be losing the check clearing fees

to North Carolina. They feel it is a necessary pro-

cedure in today's business world. The UCCSN control-

lers have examined this procedure and recommend

approval.



Mrs. Sparks stated that the Investment Advisory Com-

mittee reviewed this procedure thoroughly and felt it

was the Board's duty to protect the System's funds.

She felt that this is part of the Board's fiscal

responsibility.



(3) Approved Investment of the Atmospherium Planetarium

Fleischmann Endowment Fund Principal in Capital Im-

provements, UNR - Since the Board of Regents are sole

trustees of the subject endowment fund, the Board ap-

proved the investment of endowment principal in equip-

ment and building improvements to the Planetarium.

The endowment is restricted to the support of the

Planetarium and staff concludes that the Planetarium

cannot continue to operate long-term without the pro-

posed capital improvements. This fact establishes

the requisite special circumstances under the law which

provides that it is appropriate to initially pay for

these improvements out of the endowment principal. The

principal outlaw of the permanent endowment is to be

reimbursed from the annual spending authority of the

Fleischmann Planetarium Endowment. The period of time

allowable for the total reimbursement of principal must

relate to the useful life of the equipment and build-

ing improvements. Staff recommended the following:



a. The Atmospherium Planetarium be authorized to use

principal to initially acquire the equipment and

building improvements specified so long as such

withdrawal of principal does not reduce the April

1, 1994 market value of the unit shares in perma-

nent endowment fund below $700,000.



b. The repayment of the principal is to take place in

20 years or less. The source of funds for the re-

placement of principal in the permanent endowment

pool is the annual 4 1/2% endowment spending dis-

tributed annually for the remaining unit shares

valued at $700,000 on April 1, 1994.



c. The repayment amortization is to begin on July 1,

1995 to allow the Atmospherium Planetarium needed

time when the operations are suspended and they

are without revenue to make the capital improve-

ments and acquire the equipment.



d. The use of the principal is not considered a loan

and does not bear interest, but by law is consider-

ed a substitution of investment of endowment prin-

cipal to benefit the restricted purpose for which

the donors created the endowment.



Deputy Treasurer Janet Mac Donald stated that the

proposed recommendation sets a precedence for other

endowment funds.



She informed the Committee that unless the Atmospherium

Planetarium improves its camera equipment and the size

of the facility, the program will no longer exist. The

restricted endowment is to be used solely to support

the Atmospherium Planetarium. By expending these funds

it becomes an investment into the facility. She empha-

sized that the investment must be paid back to the

permanent endowment fund over the life of the equip-

ment. The new equipment is estimated to last 20 years,

and the loan will be amortized over the 20 years, but

due and payable in 5 years. A progress report will be

made to the Board of Regents prior to the 5 year due

date.



Chairman Klaich agreed that 20 years is plenty of time

for amortization on this equipment. He agreed that

the project be reviewed in 5 years.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Investment Committee. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion

carried.



Chairman Eardley returned and resumed the gavel.



The open meeting recessed at 9:47 A.M. to convene the ad hoc

Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting and reconvened at

9:55 A.M. Friday, April 1, 1994, with all Regents present except

Regents Foley, Gallagher and Hammargren.



25. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic

Minority Affairs



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting, held April 1, 1994, were

made by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.



(1) Approved the Final Draft of Committee Recommendations -

At its February meeting, the Committee discussed draft

recommendations to the Board of Regents. These draft

recommendations have been revised and are presented in

Ref. EM-1, filed in the Regents' Office.



Chairman Whitley stated that recommendations 1, 3, 4, 8

and 9 have received further revision since the Commit-

tee's February meeting. Recommendation 4, regarding a

permanent position in the Chancellor's Office, is still

being considered and worked upon.



Dr. Derby informed the Committee that the Status of

Women Committee has discussed recommendation 3, regard-

ing a permanent standing committee on diversity, and

generally supported a permament committee on diversity,

but that it should be a separate committee from the

Status of Women Committee with collaborative efforts

made on certain issues.



Mr. Graves moved to accept the report and recommendations of

the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Whitley requested that a timeline be placed on recom-

mendation number 12, which recommends that each Campus will

prepare an implementation plan to address the recommenda-

tions that were forwarded to the Board in Campus reports.

She suggested that the institutions report back to the

Board on or before the October Board of Regents' meeting.

Mrs. Steinberg will discuss this with the Council of Presi-

dents and bring back information to the Board.



26. Approved the Strategic Directions, 1994



The Board met in workshop session in January to discuss the

Board's Strategic Directions. Staff have prepared a draft

of the Board's Strategic Directions for 1994 based on that

discussion. The draft, contained in Ref. J, filed in the

Regents' Office, was presented for review by the Board.

Interim Vice Chancellor Steinberg reviewed the draft and

noted that research has been included in the 1994 Strategic

Directions.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the 1994 Strategic Directions.

Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Dr. Derby requested reassurance that by removing the diver-

sity statement it would not weaken or diminish the Strategic

Directions, and President Taranik responded that he too did

not wish to see this language removed, but was reassured

that this issue would be addressed elsewhere. Interim Vice

Chancellor Steinberg stated that the objective to address

the hiring and support of women and minorities was removed

from this section based on the majority response taken at

the Regents' Workshop that this objective was stated in

another strategic direction.



Mr. Klaich amended the motion to approve the 1994 Strategic

Directions with the paragraph encouraging the hiring and

support of women and minorities to remain in the Strategic

Direction. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



27. Information Only: Agenda for Action, 1994



In response to the Regents' Workshop session in January, the

Chancellor and the Presidents have prepared an Agenda for

Action for 1994 based on the Regents' Strategic Directions.

The Agenda contained in Ref. K, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice, was presented for information and review by the Board.



Mr. Klaich commended Interim Chancellor Richardson and

Interim Vice Chancellor Steinberg for assisting the Council

of Presidents on channelling efforts as reflected in this

documentation.



Upon questioning, Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that

the intent of the review of part-time faculty was also to

study their utilization.



Regents Berkley and Klaich left the meeting.



28. Information Only: Regents' Workshop



The Student Affairs Council presented a workshop on student

financial aid.



Mrs. Judy Belanger, UNLV Director of Student Financial Serv-

ices, and Mr. Jim Hadwick, WNCC Financial Aid Director, led

the workshop which covered the major aspects of student

financial assistance, such as national trends in student

aid, outline of the various programs, students' need for

assistance, and determining student eligibility. Two stu-

dents, Robert Draskovich and Jessie Juarez, addressed the

Board regarding the crucial role that financial aid played

in their completing College.



Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.



Information, an outline of the presentation and an applica-

tion for federal student aid, were distributed and are on

file in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Derby questioned whether there was an outreach function

that was extended to the middle school children and fami-

lies, and Ms. Belanger responded that their focus is on

high school children and families, although they would like

to go further and address the middle schools. Limited staff

and resources restricts their ability to perform this func-

tion at this time.



Upon questioning, Ms. Belanger responded that the percentage

between merit-based and need-based financial aid is somewhat

balanced, although need-based is more significant.



Ms. Belanger extended her appreciation to the Board for

implementing the student access program and she is hopeful

that State matching funds will soon be appropriated for

this program.



Chairman Eardley thanked Ms. Belanger, Mr. Hadwick and the

students for an informative presentation.



29. Information Only: UCCSN Student Financial Aid Study,

1992-93



Mr. Glen Krutz, Research Analyst, presented a summary of the

study to the Board and thanked the Financial Aid Officers

for their contributions. The report shows student financial

assistance information for the UCCSN by source (Federal,

State, institutional, private) and type (loans, grants, em-

ployment, scholarships). The report also compares Nevada's

financial aid efforts with other States in the U. S. and

shows trends in the Federal funding of student aid. This

is the second year that the report has been completed using

a System format and analysis. The study reveals that in

1992-93 Nevada ranked 38th in overall State grant programs

per student and 51st in need-based State grant programs

per student among 50 states and the District of Columbia.

These Nevada rankings should improve considerably in the

next year's report due to the new Nevada Access Monies.

The study also displays the national funding trend to loans

over grants in student aid.



Mrs. Sparks left the meeting.



Upon questioning, Mr. Krutz indicated that it is hoped that

the Clinton Administration will provide for direct lending

and create innovative ways to provide for the needy student.

He felt that the Pell Grants would show a decrease in next

year's report. Ms. Belanger added that Pell Grants are

distributed at the congressional level, allowing a student

a maximum of $4200, but the student only receives $2400

due to lack of appropriations. Dr. Derby suggested that

Board members lobby Nevada's congressional delegation on

this matter.



Interim Chancellor Richardson made an observation for the

Board of Regents to consider, that there is a great problem

at the institutional level. There is an increase in need

for student financial aid, along with increased work load

in the financial aid offices at a time when enrollments are

also increasing and the support formulas are not increas-

ing. There is not enough staffing for financial aid work-

flow and counseling that is needed to provide a good serv-

ice to the students. The financial aid offices are a great

pressure point across the nation, due to student and employ-

ee frustration. The Presidents will continue to seek fund-

ing for the support formulas. Mrs. Berkley suggested that

when the institutions make their Campus presentations, that

this issue should be highlighted.



NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Scott Hawkins informed the

Board members that occasionally the instructors make a

difference in the students' lives by donating to scholar-

ships, which are reported in the study. NNCC is very proud

of this support.



Dr. Derby extended her appreciation to Mr. Krutz and the

financial aid officers for an excellent report; it was very

informative.



30. Report and Recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic, Research

and Student Affairs Committee meeting, held March 31, 1994,

were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman.



(1) Approved the M. A. in Criminal Justice at UNLV, as

contained in Ref. ARS-1, filed in the Regents' Office.



The master's program will emphasize theory and research

related to the nature of crime, law and social control,

and the administration of justice.



As the role of the criminal justice system has expand-

ed, there is an increasing need for advanced profes-

sional and academic positions. Based upon a large

number of active undergraduate majors and interest in

the proposed program, enrollment is estimated at 24-36

students and anticipated funding requirements will be

$155,400 during the 4th year of the program. Graduate

assistantships will be supported through the UNLV

Foundation for the first 4 years. This program has

been identified as a priority in UNLV's 1993-97 aca-

demic master plan.



(2) Approved the Ed. D. in Special Education at UNLV, as

contained in Ref. ARS-2, filed in the Regents' Office.



This proposal is a request for reactivation of the

Ed. D. in Special Education, which was phased out in

1985. The program will focus on two previously ap-

proved options in "Special Education Administrative"

and "Higher Education Generalist".



A moratorium was placed on admissions for this program

in 1985, due to concerns at that time related to the

program's funding structure and faculty resources.

However, the reactivated program would be funded from

University sources including the UNLV Foundation. As

well, two additional faculty members are being re-

quested under his proposal. It is estimated that

$165,860 will be required to support the reactivation

by the 4th year.



There has been continuing interest in this program

since it was placed on inactive status, and it is

anticipated that a potential pool of 20-30 individuals

would apply for admission during the first 3 weeks.



Mrs. Sparks stated that by reactivating this program it

will be meeting the demand in the community.



Dr. Derby questioned whether a needs analysis has been

performed, and President Maxson responded that this

program will train people to train other people to go

into professorships. The people trained in this field

are trained at the doctoral level. There has been a

great demand for this program. Dr. Derby stated that

her concern is that by reactivating this doctoral

program it may be perceived that UCCSN is only capping

enrollments for undergraduate courses. She stated that

there should be a compelling need for this program be-

fore expending funds on the program. President Maxson

stated that faculty are already in place and he has

received a firm commitment from the UNLV Foundation

that they will fund assistantships for this program.

Interim Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that

this program does meet a very clear need in the com-

munity. Mrs. Berkley stated that she was very sup-

portive of this program.



Upon questioning, President Maxson stated that this

program is right on track with the Academic Master

Plan at UNLV.



Mrs. Sparks added that those 20-30 doctoral students

will be dealing with 20,000 students in the Clark

County School District and the demand could triple.



Upon questioning, Interim Chancellor John Richardson

stated that policies regarding addition and elimina-

tion of programs are being discussed and proposed

changes will come before the Board for consideration.



(3) Approved the B. S. in Hotel Administration as an inter-

national option at UNLV, as contained in Ref. ARS-3,

filed in the Regents' Office.



This is a proposal to expand the existing B. S. program

which has been active at UNLV for many years, and is

considered to be one of the best in the world. A pro-

gram of study would be initially offered in Singapore,

in association with the Educational Institute of the

Singapore Hotel Association (SHATEC). Courses would

be offered by both UNLV and UNR through correspondence,

distance learning and on SHATEC Campus in Singapore.

It is anticipated that enrollment will reach a minimum

of 60 students. The program will be entirely self-

supporting.



The Campus is requesting approval of the international

option for this program and approval to charge a fee of

$544 for a 3-credit course, based upon a minimum of 30

students.



Chairman Gallagher stated that while UCCSN is capping

enrollments in Nevada and although it is a self-sup-

porting program, she questioned what the perception

would be for Nevada students. President Maxson replied

by stating that most Universities view themselves as

international institutions. The UNLV College of Hotel

Administration is rated the best in this field and

teaches 400 international students. The College is

performing outreach services around the world by offer-

ing an intern option to the program.



Dr. John Unrue, Vice President of Academic Affairs and

Senior Provost, explained that while reviewing this

program, he was sensitive to serving the students of

Nevada. This proposed program is a Summer Session

program and will not interrupt UNLV's courses. The

slated faculty are retired or adjunct and will not have

implications on the existing faculty.



Dr. David Christianson, Dean of the College of Hotel

Administration, stated that this program will enhance

the programs that already exist on the UNLV Campus.

A number of retirees have already accepted to partici-

pate in the program. He informed the Committee that

Singapore is the premier hotel association throughout

the Asian countries, and UNLV is very flattered to be

asked to join them.



Upon questioning, Dean Christianson stated that if the

program should no longer be self-supporting, the pro-

gram would be discontinued.



Mrs. Price questioned if the program would move towards

a gambling degree instead of a hospitality degree, and

Dean Christianson responded that gambling is currently

illegal in Singapore and he did not see this happening

in the foreseeable future. However, in other countries

it could be possible that UNLV would be approached to

teach gaming courses.



(4) Information Only: Grading Policy - The ASUN at UNR

placed a survey in the Campus newspaper, "Sagebrush".

The results of that survey were reported to the Board,

as contained in Ref. ARS-4, filed in the Regents'

Office.



ASUN President Jim Grogan extended his appreciation to

the Committee to allow him to present the results of

the survey. He highlighted the results of the survey

that was placed in the "Sagebrush" during the Fall and

Spring semesters. Of the 131 students and faculty that

responded to the survey, 123 indicated that they were

either strongly opposed or opposed to the new grading

policy for a variety of reasons. The most prevalent

reason for opposition is the lower GPA this policy

creates for the students. He stated that based on the

evidence from the survey and other discussions with

students, ASUN has concluded that the current grading

policy is unpopular among both students and faculty at

UNR. Mr. Grogan requested that the Committee hold

further discussions with students regarding the major

issues, inconsistency of the policy, and lack of un-

derstanding on the part of the students and faculty.



Chairman Gallagher reminded the Committee that this

item was placed on the agenda as an "information" item.

She extended her appreciation to ASUN for the work they

have done on this issue. She suggested that the Com-

mittee conduct a study with the other institutions and

discuss this issue further with the Chancellor and

staff.



Mr. Klaich reflected on the process of how this change

came about, with one person placing a complaint and

the Committee reacting. He felt that this was a big

mistake because since then, not one person has favored

this policy change. This may just be a poor policy.



Chairman Gallagher suggested that the policy remain in

place while the Committee reviews the policy.



Interim Chancellor Richardson reminded the Committee

that the Board of Regents had a policy that required a

consistent grading policy throughout UCCSN; however, it

was learned that the policy was not being followed.

When this issue was raised by a student, the Board

requested that either the policy be changed to reflect

what was being practiced, or one policy be created to

make the grading policy consistent throughout the

System. The Board elected to make the grading policy

consistent throughout the System and this was approved

after much deliberation by the Academic Affairs Council

and students. The Chancellor's staff recommends that,

since this is the first year that the policy has been

in effect, it would be advantageous to research this

issue using the current academic year to see if grade

point averages were affected. After further research

is performed in a "scholarly" way, the issue will be

brought back to the Committee for consideration.



Dr. Derby pointed out that the current grading policy

allows students to seek out and avoid faculty who

utilize the plus and minus system.



Upon questioning, Interim Chancellor Richardson ex-

plained that CCSN used the plus and minus grading

system prior to this policy and it was the faculty's

prerogative to either confer plus/minor or straight

grades. With the current grading policy it allows

the faculty more flexibility in conferring grades.

However, some may say that this is the inconsistency

of the current grading policy.



Mrs. Sparks stated that the flaw with this policy is

that the Board has allowed for more flexibility; how-

ever, the students feel that it is unfair. She stated

that, in her opinion, the current policy benefits the

border-line students, courses are tougher to pass than

straight grades, and that the plus/minus grading policy

is much more fair to the students.



ASTM President Don Isler clarified that this issue was

raised by a TMCC student who was concerned about the

transferability between TMCC and UNR when the two

institutions had different grading standards. When the

Board of Regents approved the current grading policy,

it allowed for an inconsistency with faculty members

making the choice of which grading standards he/she was

going to use. In reference to "Academic Freedom", Mr.

Isler stated that this grading policy does not affect

this privilege. However, he noted that the problem

arises when different sections of a course are being

taught by several different faculty members who do not

use the same grading standards. Students then learn

to "shop" for instructors.



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman John Swetnam stated that

he has calculated the different grading standards and

found only a .02% difference. He agreed with Interim

Chancellor Richardson that the current policy be con-

tinued for a year and then reviewed.



President Crowley concurred with the recommendation to

review this policy after it has been in place for a

full year. He felt that it will be impossible to

create a "perfect" grading policy. He stated that it

was the Campus base that is creating the problem. This

current grading policy has been a major change for UNR

and he has heard several cases in which this policy has

seemed to create anxiety for graduate students, Nursing

students, etc. Although he is not sure these cases are

found to be true, he agreed that the policy should be

reviewed after a year, and suggested that this matter

be reserved until such a study is completed.



Mr. Grogan clarified that it is the position of ASUN

to review this policy with the hope of seeking con-

sistency.



(5) New Business - Board of Regents - Mrs. Berkley request-

ed that the Board members quit denigrating the Board

of Regents. This Board has gone through some tough

issues over the years, and needs to start pulling to-

gether as a cohesive body.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee.

Mr. Graves seconded. Motion carried.



31. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held March 18, 1994, were made by Regent Nancy Price, Chair-

man.



(1) Information Only: Follow-Up Report on the Scholarship

Program Audit, TMCC - Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up audit report of the

Scholarship Program, TMCC, July 1, 1992 through June

30, 1993. The follow-up report is filed in Regents'

Office.



Dr. Hammargren stated that it would be too cumbersome

to obtain Committee member signatures on the minutes

of the TMCC Scholarship Committee. Mr. Love explained

that it was necessary to have some type of documenta-

tion of how the members voted on the scholarship re-

cipients. Mr. Jim Claybrook, TMCC Financial Aid Coun-

selor, indicated that each Committee member does sign

a voting ballot on recommendations for scholarship re-

cipients. It was determined that the ballots would

serve as the documentation, and that the Chairman of

the Committee would sign the minutes.



Chairman Price stated that the Audit Committee has

discussed the need for standard procedures throughout

the UCCSN. Mr. Love informed the Committee that each

institution probably has a procedures manual in place

along with the Board of Regents' Handbook and the State

Administrative Manual, but he was not aware of the dis-

tribution of these manuals. After a lengthy discussion

Chairman Price directed Mr. Love to draft a memorandum

for the Committee's approval that will inform Depart-

ments of standard issues that would be audited. This

information should aid each Department in addressing

issues before the internal audit team arrives to per-

form its audit.



Dr. Hammargren questioned the issue of deficit spending

by the TMCC Scholarship Program, and Mr. Love responded

that donors indicate that they will donate to a speci-

fic scholarship, but when the scholarship is awarded,

the money has not yet been received. The Scholarship

Committee then expends funds from other institutional

accounts to cover the scholarship until the donation

is received. He also explained that some scholarship

accounts are minimal and the institution contacts the

donors to request how they would like the donation

expended. Sometimes the donors request that the dona-

tion be returned to them, rather than placing the don-

ation in the general scholarship account. Chairman

Price stated that this is another issue that should

follow a standard procedure throughout the UCCSN.



(2) Information Only: Follow-Up Report on the Library

Audit, CCSN - Acting Director of Internal Audit John

Love presented the fofllow-up audit report of the

Library, CCSN, July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993.

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



(3) Information Only: Follow-Up Report on the Nevada Small

Business Development Center, UNR - Acting Director of

Internal Audit John Love presented the follow-up audit

report of the Nevada Small Business Development Center,

UNR, January 1 through December 31, 1992. The follow-

up report is filed in the Regents' Office.



Chairman Price indicated that she had a problem with

this audit, in that this is a Center that teaches

others on how to go into business, and the audit

indicates that the Center does not conduct its own

business correctly. UNR Controller Tom Judy explained

that the reason for some of the audit issues is that

the Nevada Small Business Development Center was merged

with the Bureau of Economic Research during the time-

frame in which this audit was conducted. He stated

that his staff has since then performed its own study

of this Department and found them to be very coopera-

tive with the recommendations. Mr. Judy indicated

that he is satisfied with the Center's performance.



Mrs. Sparks requested a copy of Mr. Judy's follow-up

report on the Nevada Small Business Development Center

at UNR to be sent to each Committee member.



(4) New Business



A. Board of Regents - Mr. Love gave updated informa-

tion on the discussion held during the February 11,

1994 Audit Committee meeting regarding State Pur-

chasing. Mr. Ray Moran, Director of Purchasing

at UNR, contacted State Purchasing regarding the

markup issue (5% markup on items, 15% markup for

UNLV). It was explained that there is a 5% mark-

up on items purchased specifically for institutions

and a 15% markup on standard stock items. The

State Purchasing Department indicated that they

would be looking at this discrepancy and ways to

reduce this surcharge.



Mr. Love gave updated information on the discussion

held during the February 11, 1994 Audit Committee

meeting regarding Department of Personnal and

Affirmative Action at CCSN with regards to part-

time employees and SIIS. According to Mr. Mike

Sauer, Associate Vice President for Finance at

UNLV, SIIS does not have a limit of days in which

an employee can file for SIIS benefits.



Dr. Hammargren suggested that each institution re-

quire some type of documentation within a certain

timeframe from employees who are injured.



Mr. Love gave updated information on the Unrelated

Business Income Tax (UBIT). There is a need for a

consistent reporting format throughout the UCCSN.

The two events centers are major entities that UBIT

effects. Mr. Love conducted a meeting with the two

events centers and representatives from Deloitte &

Touche. It was determined at this meeting that

UCCSN's methods are reasonable, but there is a need

for more documentation.



Mr. Bryan Merryman, Manager of Deloitte & Touche,

discussed the cost of doing a Risk Analysis at this

time. It was determined that this would be very

costly to UCCSN to have an external audit company

perform this task. Mr. Merryman suggested that

each institution perform its own self-analysis be-

fore having Deloitte & Touche perform a Risk

Analysis.



Chairman Price requested Mr. Love to make a presen-

tation at the March 31-April 1, 1994 Board of Re-

gents' meeting regarding Deloitte & Touche's state-

ments on alumni organizations and foundations.

There seems to be a difference in opinion on the

functions and reporting structures of these en-

tities with regard to the use of the institution's

name by private organizations such as these for

fund raising.



Mr. Love informed the Committee that there is a

need for expertise in tax law, and he suggested

that the Committee address obtaining additional

funding for tax consulting. UCCSN must be held

responsible for all tax implications, and at this

time UCCSN does not have the expertise. Chairman

Price stated that she would be calling upon the

Audit Committee members at the March 31, April 1,

1994 Board of Regents' meeting to discuss their

personal views on the Board's fiscal reponsibili-

ties.



B. Public - Mr. Mark Alden, candidate for the Office

of Board of Regent, offered to do some research

on tax matters between public and private organi-

zations.



Upon request, Mr. John Love reported to the full Board of

Regents on various activities being performed by the UCCSN

Internal Audit Department.



Teleconference meeting with Thomas and Mack Center and

Lawlor Events Center to discuss accounting methods with

Deloitte & Touche representatives. It was determined that

there are obtainable accounting methods for the two entities

that will be implemented for a more consistent reporting

method.



The cost of doing a Risk Analysis at this time has been

discussed with Deloitte & Touche representatives. It was

determined that this would be very costly to UCCSN to have

an external audit company perform this task, and was sug-

gested that each institution perform its own self-analysis

before having Deloitte & Touche perform a Risk Analysis.



There is a need for expertise in tax law, which will require

additional funding for tax consulting. UCCSN must be held

responsible for all tax implications, and at this time UCCSN

does not have the expertise. Deloitte & Touche have been

approached and given UCCSN's priority items for the future.

Deloitte & Touche will present a proposal to the Audit

Committee for consideration.



Chairman Price requested each Audit Committee member to

discuss his personal views on the Board's fiscal responsi-

bilities.



Mrs. Sparks stated that as a former Audit Committee Chair-

man, she has worked closely with the auditors and there was

a time when the institutions were fearful of the audit proc-

ess, but have since come to respect the audit team. She

stated that most audits indicate that the program does not

have a procedures manual and the Audit Committee is working

on this issue to make it easier for the programs and the

auditors. The Board members become involved in the activi-

ties that are presented to the Audit Committee. She stated

that she was very comfortable with the audit process and

that the internal auditors are doing an outstanding job.

She mentioned that the external auditors have always given

positive remarks about the internal auditors, controllers

and staff members throughout the System. Mrs. Sparks stated

that there is a great need for more staff in the Internal

Audit Department. She commended the Internal Audit Depart-

ment for its hard work under these circumstances.



Mrs. Price stated that she is very concerned about UCCSN's

ability to meet its fiscal responsibility through the

internal and external audit process. The problems which

Nevada faces are also national problems. She highlighted

the following concerns and the complete report is on file

in the Regents' Office:



During a meeting with outside agencies and professional

groups it was expressed that there are concerns about

using correct codes, travel authorization and reimburse-

ment, and the UCCSN organizational chart.



Inventory control concerns were presented during a meet-

ing with the Business Center North. Suggested technol-

ogy and methods to improve the process were discussed.

It was reported that the two Business Centers use dif-

ferent methods and amounts for tracing and valuing

assets.



There is a lack of procedure manuals throughout the

System, particularly for cash control; telephone veri-

fication procedures; scholarship criteria and records;

record keeping for personnel time and travel; and

inventory.



A request was made to change the organization chart and

UCCSN Code to reflect the reporting structure for audi-

tors. Auditors should report directly to the Board of

Regents instead of the Vice Chancellor for Finance;

however, a compromise was made whereas the auditors now

report to the Chancellor. There is still concern for

that -- the auditors should report directly to the

Board of Regents.



Concern has been raised regarding the bid process for

UCCSN external auditors. This process has been delayed

based on an understanding of a contract extension due

to the transfer to the CUFS system.



The Investment Committee has addressed the problem of

balancing cash and reconciling bank statements in the

future with the positive pay process; however, there

is a grave problem in terms of liability, responsibil-

ity, and management from past activities.



She requested the Chancellor and staff to review and make

recommendations to her complete report and the following

recommendations:



The Audit Committee become a Committee of the Whole and

part of the regular Board meeting;



Standard practice be established to insure outgoing

Administrators be protected by an additional audit so

they are not used as scapegoats for any future prob-

lems;



Incoming Administrators are aware an audit will occur

when they leave;



The audit function should report to the Board and not

the Chancellor.



Mrs. Price expressed her appreciation to Acting Internal

Audit Director John Love.



Mrs. Sparks stated that Mrs. Price's remarks reflected that

the external audit management letters indicated that there

was a problem with cash control and reconciliation during

the last fiscal year. She stated, for the record, that this

issue was discussed at an Audit Committee meeting and was

determined that it is being dealt with on the institutional

level at this time. Mr. Love stated that a follow-up report

is forthcoming to the Audit Committee on this issue. He

clarified that personnel is making this their top priority

and will be making some modifications to the CUFS system in

balancing bank statements.



Mrs. Price stated that there are unfilled positions through-

out the System that need to be funded in order for audit is-

sues to be handled in a more efficient manner so that the

Board can be assured that UCCSN does have internal control

in place.



Mrs. Sparks emphasized that the criticism being made is

toward the delay in balancing bank statements, but there

was no manpower to address this issue. There is nothing

illegal about this issue. The Department has been charged

to perform a day-by-day reconciliation until it is resolved.

The new CUFS system should eliminate this problem after

modifications are made to the program. There is a great

need for more manpower. Mr. Love added that TMCC has

indicated that 10% of a person's time was originally allo-

cated to reconciling the bank statements, but it has been

increased to 60%. Mrs. Price responded that she felt a

disturbance because if the statements are not reconciled,

it is not the bank's responsibility to reconcile them, it

is UCCSN's responsibility. She did agree that there was

a problem with resources to correct these inequities and a

lack of procedures manuals throughout the System.



Mrs. Sparks moved to accept the report of the Audit Commit-

tee. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



32. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee



A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-

tee meeting, held March 18, 1994, were made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.



(1) Approved to Retain a Status of Women's Committee on the

Board of Regents - The Regents' ad hoc Ethnic Minority

Committee is proposing that a UCCSN Committee on Diver-

sity be formed to address issues of gender equity and

ethnic minority affairs. After considerable discus-

sion it was agreed that the Board should retain the

Status of Women Committee as a separate standing com-

mittee for a time so that activity would not be di-

luted. Mr. Klaich stated his recollection from past

meetings was that the scope of this Committee was to

be narrowed with the on-going work left to the Campus-

es. Mrs. Berkley agreed, adding that while there were

parallels and common areas, there were distinct focus-

es for each of the Committees. Dr. Kirland suggested

that the two Committees meet jointly twice a year to

collaborate on parallel issues.



(2) Reviewed the Update of Interim Report - On February 4,

1994, the Committee met to update the "Interim Report

and Recommendations of the Regents' Ad Hoc Committee

on the Status of Women", first published in 1992.

Changes proposed during the February meeting and input

received in the interim had been incorporated into a

draft document.



After discussion it was recommended that Recommenda-

tion #23 be changed:



The UCCSN Board of Regents has adopted a strategic

direction concerning diversity, as follows, "The

UCCSN will recognize and reflect the diversity of

society within its institutions." In order to

advance that stragic direction, it is recommended

the need for a high-level position within the

Chancellor's Office be immediately recognized by

the Board and that this person be charged with the

responsibility for facilitating diversity efforts

Systemwide. The Chancellor should bring recommen-

dations to the Board of Regents on how this might

be accomplished within existing structure and con-

straints.



Interim Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg explained that

for the last 3 legislative sessions the Chancellor's

Office has requested an additional position; however,

that has never been authorized and the likelihood of

it happening this session is not very good. Addi-

tionally, there are competing demands on other issues

for staff such as Audit, Assistant to the Chancellor

for Community Colleges, diversity, personnel, collec-

tive bargaining, and facilities management. And, while

it is agreed these are all important issues, the ques-

tion is how to accomplish these much desired goals.



Dr. Derby offered a new recommendation which would be

similar to that being discussed in the Ethnic Minority

Affairs Committee concerning the evaluation of Presi-

dents. Suggested wording was:



The Board shall designate that one criteria for

evaluating the performance of the UCCSN Presidents

will be their success in advancing gender equity

on their Campuses. Presidents are encouraged to

use a similar criteria for evaluating the perform-

ance of their Campus Administrators.



It was agreed that further discussion by the full Com-

mittee should be held at a future meeting on an asso-

ciated issue concerning the question of an employee

electing a reduction of tenure and then returning to

work.



Ms. Tamela Gorden asked that Campuses forward to her

examples of Campus accomplishments for inclusion in

the report.



(3) Discussion of Pending UCCSN Code Changes - The Commit-

tee continued the discussion regarding proposed changes

to the UCCSN Code. Code Section 6.6.8 refers to a

"reasonable time" for the President to reach a deci-

sion. TMCC has objected to this and has requested

that 30 calendar days be used instead. Mr. Donald

Klasic, General Counsel, stated he was unaware of any

complaints that the President did not respond in a

timely manner; therefore, he did not see the necessity

of the change. Ms. Bridgett Boulton, TMCC, stated

that while no formal complaints have been made that

the process was held up by the President, many in-

formal complaints have been made.



Ms. Connie Capurro, WNCC, and Dr. Dolores Brosnan,

UNLV, stated they supported TMCC's position. Ms. Helen

Jones, UNR, stated she felt UNR probably would also

support the change.



Mr. Klasic stated that the President must have the

final authority for discipline of an employee. He

cautioned that the more procedural barriers there are,

the more cause there is for others to sue the insti-

tution or the System.



Dr. Derby stated that she felt there was consensus,

therefore this would be a recommendation of the Com-

mittee.



The Code currently provides for complaints to be re-

ported to the Administrative Officer chosen by the

Campus. General Counsel Klasic had proposed that this

should be changed to the President since UNLV is the

only Campus with Administrative Officers. TMCC dis-

agreed and proposed that complaints be filed with the

Affirmative Action Officer, but have revised their

proposal to have complaints filed with the Administra-

tive Officer as is currently the practice. Mr. Klasic

stated that the reason to assign this function to the

President was that the President is involved with all

other functions. He stated he did not have a problem

with TMCC's proposed change. Dr. Brosnan stated that

it would be very intimidating for a student to have to

file a complaint with the President. Ms. Boulton stat-

ed that another reason to change is that complaints are

often "handled" or "squelched" at the President's Of-

fice level and would never be referred to the Adminis-

trative Officer.



Dr. Derby stated that a final draft of the report would

be circulated to the members of the Committee, and that

the final report would be presented to the Committee

and the Board at the May 19-20, 1994 meeting.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Status of Women Committee. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

03-31-1994