04/04/1991

CCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 4-5, 1991








04-04-1991

Pages 73-115



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 4-5, 1991



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 209, New West

building, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City.



Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Alan Balboni (CCSN),

Richard Brown (UNR), Don Carlson (WNCC), Isabelle Emerson (UNLV),

Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Michael Mc Farlane (NNCC), Steve Mizell

(DRI), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:09

A.M. Thursday, April 4, 1991, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Klaich and Hammargren.



1. Approved Consent Agenda



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

with permanent minutes) containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

February 14-15, 1991.



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

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



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

early retirement for Professor James Kliwer, Depart-

ment of Physics at UNR. Requested date of retirement

is December 15, 1991.



(4) Approved extended salaried sick leave for one year

for David F. Miller, Director of the Atmospheric

Chemistry Lab and Research Professor at DRI.



(5) Approved an extension for leave without pay for James

Kilby, a Lecturer in Hotel Administration at UNLV,

through the Fall, 1991 semester.



(6) Approved an administrative leave of absence for Bernie

Chavies, Athletic Trainer at UNLV, from July 8-29,

1991. Mr. Chavies has been selected by the U. S.

Olympic Committee and the Sports Medicine and Science

Committee to participate as a volunteer athletic

trainer in the U. S. Olympic Festival - '91.



(7) Approved the appointment of Mr. Darrell Plummer to

the College of Business Administration Advisory Board

at UNR.



(8) Approved the following individuals be added to the

College of Arts and Science Advisory Board at UNR:



Ms. Toni Lowden

Mrs. Carol Mousel

Mr. Tatsuro Tsuji

Mr. Jose Velez

Mr. Rick Whitsell



(9) Approved the following lease renewals for UNR:



1. United States Postal Services, on the Ruth,

Nevada Post Office property. The new agree-

ment is for a 5-year period at a monthly

rental of $250, beginning May 1, 1991, plus

two 5-year renewal options at $290 and $355

per month, respectively. The Postal Service

has been paying $200 per month.



The building and property were given to the

University of Nevada, Reno, on behalf of the

Mackay School of Mines, by Kennecott Copper

Corporation in 1985. Proceeds from the rent

go to maintain the facilities, which is joint-

ly used by Mines for field trips.



2. United States Department of Agriculture, on the

Fallon Service Center building. The lease will

be for three years, beginning October 1, 1990

through September 30, 1993, at a rate of $3467.97

per month, or $41,615.64 per year.



General Counsel Klaisic recommended approval pending

review of final lease documents.



(10) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the City of Reno



Effective Date: Upon execution of the easement

by the Board's agent and approval

by the Governor

Amount : None

Purpose : UNS Board of Regents/UNR to pro-

vide a permanent easement to the

City for the construction, main-

tenance and use of sanitary sewer

lines on the UNR Campus.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the City of Reno



Effective Date: Upon execution by the Board's

agent and approval by the Gover-

nor

Amount : None

Purpose : UNR to grant the City a permanent

easement for the construction,

maintenance and use of storm

drain lines and for an open drain

ditch on the UNR Campus.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the State of Nevada

125th Anniversary Commission



Effective Date: November 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991

Amount : $8142 to UNR

Purpose : This is an amendment to increase

the compensation to UNR to pro-

duce copies of the Basque Aspen

Carving Video.



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and State Division of

Environmental Protection



Effective Date: January 1, 1991 to September 30,

1992

Amount : $15,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to study the feasibility of

transferring water with photo-

voltaic pumping systems.



E. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the State Department

of Administration



Effective Date: January 1 to December 31, 1991

Amount : $1000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide four quarterly

economic forecasts during cal-

endar year 1991.



F. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources



Effective Date: February 1 to June 30, 1991

Amount : $4505 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide child care train-

ing for child care providers in

various smaller communities in

the State of Nevada.



G. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and City of Reno



Effective Date: Upon execution by the Board's

agent and approval by the

Governor

Amount : $10 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to dedicate a portion of

the property that it owns along

Sierra Street to the City of Reno

to enable City to widen Sierra

Street.



H. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Southern Nevada

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services



Effective Date: Upon execution by the Board's

agent

Amount : $40,000 to UNR

Purpose : Amends previous interlocal agree-

ment to increase the cost of

UNR's services.



I. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Division of Mental

Hygiene and Mental Retardation



Effective Date: Upon execution by the Board's

agent to June 30, 1993

Amount : $2000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR will provide consultation

and training sessions for Mental

Retardation staff.



J. UNS Board of Regents/NNCC and Sierra Pacific

Power Company



Effective Date: Upon execution by the Board's

agent and approval by the

Governor

Amount : $1 to NNCC

Purpose : Board/NNCC to grant an easement

to Sierra Pacific Power Company

for underground electric distri-

bution on the NNCC Campus.



K. UNS Board of Regents/DRI and Sierra Pacific

Power Company



Effective Date: Upon execution by the Board's

agent and approval by the

Governor

Amount : $1 to DRI

Purpose : UNS Board of Regents/DRI to grant

an easement to Sierra Pacific

Power Company for water storage,

electric, gas, drainage, roadway,

ingress and egress on DRI prop-

erty.



L. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Thomas and Mack

Center and Clark County Juvenile Court System



Effective Date: July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991

Amount : $125 per day from Thomas and

Mack Center to Clark County Juve-

nile Court System

Purpose : UNS Board of Regents/UNLV to pro-

vide juvenile public service op-

portunity with supervision.



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

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 9:10 A.M. to move into committee

meetings. The regular meeting reconvened at 10:00 A.M. Thursday,

April 4, 1991 with all Regents present except Regents Hammargren

and Klaich.



2. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Committee

meetings, held January 24, 1991 and February 14, 1991 was

made by Regent James Eardley.



January 24, 1991 Meeting



(1) Chairman Klaich stated that the Governor presented the

State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 23,

1991, and released his recommendations on the UNS

Budget. The recommendations are found in the "UNS

1991-93 Biennial Budget Request, Governor's Recommenda-

tions" which is filed in the Regents' Office. Vice

Chancellor Sparks explained the Governor's recommenda-

tions to the Committee.



After lengthy disucssion of the recommendations, Vice

Chancellor Sparks stated that the Council of Presidents

would be developing a list of appeals to be presented

to the Board of Regents at its next meeting in Febru-

ary.



Mrs. Gallagher emphasized the importance of the System

approaching the Legislature with one voice. The System

must make it known that they support the Governor's

budget and would support a tax package that would be

beneficial to higher education in Nevada. She stated

that it is important to lobby the Legislature on the

appeals, but that the appeals should not replace any-

thing on the base budget.



Mrs. Sparks requested that mini-workshops be held to

inform various groups, such as faculty and students,

about the UNS budget request, Governor's recommenda-

tions and UNS appeals.



Chairman Klaich suggested that the members of the

Board, the Presidents and Chancellor's staff hold a

"dress rehearsal" prior to making testimony before

the money committees at the Legislature.



February 14, 1991 Meeting



(1) Approved to seek legislation for $71 million in Revenue

Bonds to construct a building on the UNLV Campus to be

leased to the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1989

UNS requested, and the Legislature approved, $40 mil-

lion in Revenue Bonds for this project. Now, in 1991

the projected cost of this building is $71 million, and

has been increased to 245,000 square feet plus parking

garage.



There will be no cost to Nevada or UNS. The U. S.

Congress must approve the leasing of the building,

which will probably be located across from the DRI

Southern Nevada Science Center and next to the soccer

and baseball fields. UNLV would recover ten acres on

its Campus plus the buildings and labs now occupied by

EPA.



(2) Vice Chancellor Sparks announced the first Legislative

hearing for UNS Biennial Budget request is scheduled

for Assembly Ways and Means Committee on February 28

and March 1 from 7:30 A.M. to 10:50 A.M. each day.

The format will be for the Board Chairman to give an

opening statement, followed by the budget overview by

Vice Chancellor Sparks, then the 7 Presidents would

discuss their budgets. Vice Chancellor Sparks will

then discuss the UNS appeals to the Governor's recom-

mended budget.



Mr. Klaich requested a written outline of the pro-

cedure, suggesting that individual testimony should

be neither repetitive nor boring. It was agreed that

faculty and students should be represented. Faculty

Senate Chairmen had selected Dr. Richard Brown, UNR

as their spokesman, and Mr. Jason Geddes, ASUN Presi-

dent was selected as the student representative. A

dress rehearsal was scheduled for February 27 in Reno.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Legislative Committee. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:05 A.M. to move into committee

meetings. The regular meeting reconvened at 11:00 A.M. Thursday,

April 4, 1991 with all Regents present except Regents Klaich and

Hammargren.



3. Emergency Item to Accept Resolution, UNLV



Mrs. Berkley requested approval of an emergency item to

consider a resolution honoring the UNLV Men's Basketball

Team. A dinner will be held in their honor in Las Vegas

later this day.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of an emergency item to consider

a resolution honoring the UNLV Men's Basketball Team. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



4. Approved Resolution, UNLV



Mrs. Berkley requested approval of the following resolution

honoring the UNLV Men's Basketball Team:



RESOLUTION #91-4



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Men's

Basketball Team has demonstrated an outstanding record

of success over the last several years in the Big West

Conference and throughout the nation; and



WHEREAS, the Men's Basketball Team at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas has just completed one of the most

successful seasons ever in College basketball, conclud-

ing with the Team's fourth appearance in the Final Four

of the National Collegiate Athletic Association National

Championship Tournament; and



WHEREAS, the Men's Basketball Team's 45-game winning

streak over the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons is the

fourth longest winning streak in intercollegiate his-

tory; and



WHEREAS, five senior student-athletes in the Men's

Basketball Program are on track to get their degrees

this year from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas;

and



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Runnin'

Rebels have well represented their University, the

University of Nevada System, the City of Las Vegas

and the entire State of Nevada; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents and the University of

Nevada System are proud of the Coach, team members,

staff, students, fans and supporters of the UNLV

Runnin' Rebels; now therefore be it,



RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada System that the Board extends its heartiest con-

gratulations and expresses its deep appreciation to

Coach Jerry Tarkanian, his coaching and administrative

staffs and the student-athletes in the Men's Basketball

Program who have demonstrated their excellence, commit-

ment and loyalty to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

and the State of Nevada.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the resolution honoring the

UNLV Men's Basketball Team. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion

carried.



General Counsel Klasic expressed his gratitude to Assistant

General Counsel Brad Booke for his diligent efforts in success-

fully getting the NCAA to reverse its decision and permitting

UNLV to participate in post-season basketball for the 1990-91

season.



The open meeting recessed at 11:06 A.M. to move into committee

meetings and then into a closed personnel session.



5. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Dr. Hammargren, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of

discussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional

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

cordance with NRS 241.030.



The open meeting reconvened at 8:15 A.M. Friday, April 5, 1991

with all Regents present except Regent Klaich.



6. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in workshop session in Room 209, New West

building, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City.



Multi-Campus Community Colleges - Dr. Alfredo G. de los

Santos, Jr., Vice Chancellor for Educational Development

at Maricopa Community Colleges, gave a presentation on the

philosophy, purpose, and structure of multi-campus Commu-

nity Colleges. He distributed a handout containing assorted

materials describing the Maricopa Community Colleges System.

The material is filed in the Regents' Office. He gave a

brief historical view of Community Colleges and their mis-

sions and offered the following strategic planning goals for

Maricopa Community Colleges:



A. Provide, throughout the curricula, the essential skills

and knowledge our students need in order to function in

a changing world.



B. Increase access and success for students who are "at

risk" of educational failure.



C. Resolve issues of financial support for the Maricopa

Community Colleges.



D. Hire and retain the best faculty.



E. Conduct district-wide longitudinal studies to track

student educational progress.



F. Expand the utilization of technology for instructional

support.



G. Undertake steps to promote cross-cultural understanding

and empathy in a diverse world community.



H. Emphasize support for economic development activities

to better serve our communities.



He stated that in order to achieve a successful multi-campus

Community College, the strategic planning process is slow.

He suggested that before UNS Community Colleges branch out,

they should be sure the Campus is strong to support such an

endeavor. In visting the Community College of Southern

Nevada, Dr. de los Santos stated that the structure of that

Campus is moving in the right direction. In discussing a

"Campus without walls", he stated he felt that Nevada was

too large, geographically, to successfully participate in

this concept. He mentioned that 55% of the funding for

Maricopa Community Colleges is derived from local revenues,

33-20% is from State revenues, 12% is from student tuition

at $25 per credit hour, and the remainder is from other

miscellaneous sources.



Dr. de los Santos informed the Board that Maricopa Community

Colleges will be sponsoring an AACJC Conference in 1992, and

invited the Board of Regents to attend and to visit the

institution.



Chairman Gallagher thanked Dr. de los Santos for the invita-

tion and an excellent presentation.



The open meeting recessed at 9:15 A.M. to move into Foundation

meetings. The regular meeting reconvened at 9:27 A.M. Friday,

April 5, 1991 with all Regents present except Regents Derby,

Foley and Klaich.



7. Approved Emeritus, UNR



Approved promotion to emeritus for the following faculty

members effective July 1, 1991:



William B. Rydell, Jr., M. D. Professor of Surgery Emeritus

J. Malcolm Edmiston, M. D., Professor of Surgery Emeritus

Wallace J. Peterson, Area Livestock Specialist Emeritus

Gordon B. Severance, Professor of Business Law Emeritus

Robert E. L. Taylor, Professor of Veterinary Medicine

Emeritus

Robert N. Tompson, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus

Samuel Dees Wood, Serials Librarian Emeritus



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the promotions to emeritus

at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved Appointment Vice President for Academic Affairs,

UNR



Approved the appointment of Dr. Robert Hoover as Vice Presi-

dent for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science

with tenure, effective July 1, 1991. His salary will not be

finalized until the close of the legislative session, but

will be approximately $103,000-107,000 per year.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Robert

Hoover as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor

of Political Science with tenure, effective July 1, 1991,

with an annual salary between $103,000-107,000. Mrs.

Berkley seconded.



Mrs. Sparks questioned if the proposed salary was comparable

to UNLV's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

salary, and President Crowley explained that the salary at

UNLV is currently $102,000, and UNR will provide a salary

2% below UNLV's salary upon closure of the 1991 legislative

session.



Motion carried.



9. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to

Rank



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

mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1991:



Sitadri N. Bagchi to Associate Professor of Mathematics,

Arts and Science

*Cynthia L. Baldwin to Associate Professor of Counsel-

ing and Educational Psychology, Education

*Deborah Ballard-Reisch to Associate Professor of Speech

Communication and Theatre, Arts and Science

*John Balliette to Rank III, Cooperative Extension,

Agriculture

Reinhard Bruch to Professor of Physics, Arts and Science

Barbara E. Butler to Rank III, Library

*Jason C. Davison to Rank III, Cooperative Extension,

Agriculture

Eva L. Essa to Professor of Human Development and

Family Studies, Human and Community Sciences

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli to Professor of Electrical

Engineering, Engineering

*Cahit A. Evrensel to Associate Professor of Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

*Miles Greiner to Associate Professor of Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

*Gary J. Hausladen to Associate Professor of Geography,

Arts and Science

Jake Highton to Professor of Journalism

*Jeanne M. Hilton to Associate Professor of Human Devel-

opment and Family Studies, Human and Community

Sciences

Dorothy Hudig to Professor of Microbiology, Medicine

Robert Karlin to Associate Professor of Geological

Sciences, Mines

*Leslie J. Krysl to Associate Professor of Animal

Science, Agriculture

*William G. Kvasnicka to Professor of Veterinary Medi-

cine, Agriculture

*David K. Lambert to Associate Professor of Agricultural

Economics, Agriculture

John G. Lenz to Professor of Music, Arts and Science

*Margaret E. Mc Intosh to Associate Professor of Curric-

ulum and Instruction, Education

Bruce T. Moran to Professor of History, Arts and Science

*Robert S. Nowak to Associate Professor of Range, Wild-

life and Forestry, Agriculture

*Elaine L. Pedersen to Associate Professor of Agricul-

tural Economics, Agriculture

Chris A. Pritsos to Associate Professor of Nutrition,

Agricultural Experiment Station and Human and

Community Sciences

*C. Elizabeth Raymond to Associate Professor of History,

Arts and Science

Ramana G. Reddy to Professor of Metallurgical Engineer-

ing, Mines

*Emma Sepulveda-Pulvirenti to Associate Professor of

Foreign Languages and Literatures, Arts and Science

James H. Trexler to Associate Professor of Geological

Sciences, Mines

Thomas L. Watterson to Professor of Speech Pathology

and Audiology, Medicine



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended the following promotions, effective July 1,

1991:



*Yahia Baghzouz to Associate Professor of Electrical

Engineering, College of Engineering

Laurence Barton to Associate Professor of Management,

College of Business and Economics

James Busser to Associate Professor of Health, P. E.

and Recreation, School of Health, P. E. and

Recreation

*James Cardle to Associate Professor of Civil Engineer-

ing, College of Engineering

*Robert Chatfield to Full Professor of Finance, College

of Business and Economics

*Rohan Dalpatadu to Associate Professor of Mathematics,

College of Science and Mathematics

*Ajoy Kumar Datta to Associate Professor of Computer

Science, College of Engineering

*Ernest Dubendorfer to Associate Professor of Geoscience,

College of Science and Mathematics

David Hames to Associate Professor of Management,

College of Business and Economics

*Chih-Hsiang Ho to Associate Professor of Mathematics,

College of Science and Mathematics

*Thomas Leslie to Associate Professor of Music, College

of Fine and Performing Arts

Marilyn Ohlhausen to Associate Professor of Instruc-

tional and Curricular Studies, College of Education

Ellis Pryce-Jones to Full Professor of Theater Arts,

College of Fine and Performing Arts

Maria G. Ramirez to Associate Professor of Instruc-

tional and Curricular Studies, College of Education

Kenneth Schott to Librarian II

*David Shelton to Associate Professor of Physics, College

of Science and Mathematics

*Patti Shock to Associate Professor of Tourism and Con-

vention Administration, College of Hotel

*Wendy Starkweather to Librarian III

Susan Whiston to Associate Professor of Counseling and

Educational Psychology, College of Education



C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommends

the following promotions effective July 1, 1991:



Elbert N. Cooper to Rank III, Water Resources Center

Gregory H. Henton to Rank III, Quaternary Sciences

Center

Stephen W. Wheatcraft to Rank IV, Water Resources

Center



*Also recommended for Tenure.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the recommendations for

promotion or assignment to rank at UNR, UNLV and DRI.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Recommendations for Award to Tenure



Approved the following recommendations for tenure:



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

mended the following awards of tenure, effective July 1,

1991:



Duncan M. Aldrich, Library

John G. Anderson, Seismology and Geological Sciences,

Mines

*Cynthia L. Baldwin, Counseling and Educational Psychol-

ogy, Education

*Deborah Ballard-Reisch, Speech Communication and

Theatre, Arts and Science

*John Balliette, Cooperative Extension, Agriculture

Donald R. Bear, Curriculum and Instruction, Education

James R. Carr, Geological Sciences, Mines

David Coulson, Journalism

*Jason C. Davison, Cooperative Extension, Agriculture

Ronald Dillehay, Psychology, Arts and Science

*Cahit A. Evrensel, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering

Mohammed S. Fadali, Electrical Engineering, Engineering

Chrisitan J. Faltis, Curriculum and Instruction, Edu-

cation

George Foldesy, Educational Leadership, Education

Hudson A. Glimp, E. L. Wiegand Professor, Agriculture

Miles Greiner, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering

*Gary J. Hausladen, Geography, Arts and Science

*Jeanne M. Hilton, Human Development and Family Studies,

Human and Community Sciences

*Leslie J. Krysal, Animal Science, Agriculture

*William G. Kvasnicka, Range, Wildlife and Forestry,

Agriculture

*David K. Lambert, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture

*Margaret E. Mc Intosh, Curriculum and Instruction,

Education

*Robert S. Nowak, Range, Wildlife and Forestry,

Agriculture

*Elaine L. Pedersen, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture

Mark A. Pinsky, Mathematics, Arts and Science

*C. Elizabeth Raymond, History, Arts and Science

David A. Schooley, Biochemistry, Agriculture

*Emma Sepulveda-Pulvirenti, Foreign Languages and Liter-

atures, Arts and Science

Michael F. Simons, Library

Jeanne Wendel, Economics, Business Administration



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended the following awards of tenure, effective

July 1, 1991:



*Yahia Baghzouz, Electrical Engineering, College of

Engineering

*James Cardle, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering

*Robert Chatfield, Finance, College of Business and

Economics

Terrence Clauretie, Finance, College of Business and

Economics

*Rohan Dalpatadu, Mathematics, College of Science and

Mathematics

*Ajoy Kumar Datta, Computer Science, College of Engineer-

ing

*Ernest Dubendorfer, Mathematics, College of Science and

Mathematics

John Filler, Special Education, College of Education

Gerald Goll, Hotel Management, College of Hotel

*Chih-Hsiang Ho, Mathematics, College of Science and

Mathematics

Jeff Koep, Theater Arts, College of Fine and Performing

Arts

W. Paul Jones, Counseling and Educational Philosophy,

College of Education

Wayne Label, Accounting, College of Business and

Economics

Wayne Lanning, Counseling and Educational Psychology,

College of Education

*Thomas Leslie, Music, College of Fine and Performing

Arts

Brent Mangus, Health, P. E. and Recreation, School of

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Beth Mehocic, Dance Arts, College of Fine and Perform-

ing Arts

G. D. Newbould, Finance, College of Business and

Economics

William Newman, Management, College of Business and

Economics

Ebrahim Salehi, Mathematics, College of Science and

Mathematics

Laverna Saunders, Library

*David Shelton, Physics, College of Science and Mathe-

matics

*Patti Shock, Tourism and Convention, College of Hotel

*Wendy Starkweather, Library

Robert Tracy, Art, College of Fine and Performing Arts

Charles Whitney, English, College of Liberal Arts



C. Community College of Southern Nevada



President Meacham recommended the following awards of

tenure, effective July 1, 1991:



Tony Alston, Industrial Tech, Industrial and Service

Technologies

Philis Beilfuss, Emergency Medicine, Science and Health

Kevin Burr, Arch & Graphics Teach, Industrial and

Service Technologies

Cheryl Cornelius, Counseling, Student Development

Susan Hollingshead, Dental Hygiene, Science and Health

Janet Mastalir, Learning Resources Center, College

Services

Florence Okada, Nursing, Science and Health

John Smith, Industrial Tech, Industrial and Service

Technologies



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Remington

recommended the following award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1991:



Richard J. Mc Nally, Humanities, English



E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommended the following awards of tenure, effective

July 1, 1991:



Margaret A. Bome, Developmental English, Arts and

Sciences

Charlotte Cox, Accommodations Specialist, Student

Services

Dan Mc Clure, Counseling, Student Services

David C. Surges, Managerial Sciences, Occupations



F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommended the following awards of tenure, effective

July 1, 1991:



Diane Hillard Kraff, Counseling, College Services

Lorrie Peterson, Educational Services



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the recommendations for tenure

at UNR, UNLV, CCSN, NNCC, TMCC and WNCC. Mrs. Sparks sec-

onded. Motion carried.



11. Information Only: Recommendation for Promotion



The following recommendation for promotion has been forward-

ed for Board consideration. This is an information item

only, with Board action scheduled for the May 16-17, 1991

meeting.



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

mends the following promotion, effective July 1, 1991:



Robert H. Turner to Professor of Mechanical Engineering,

Engineering



Dr. Derby and Mr. Foley entered the meeting and Dr. Eardley left

the meeting.



12. Approved Amendment to Board of Regents' Bylaws



Approved the proposed amendments to the Board of Regents'

Bylaws, as contained in Ref. B, filed with the permanent

minutes, which include the addition of the Research Affairs

Committee, a Board of Regents' standing committee. This

committee shall coordinate and provide guidance for the

development, review and implementation within UNS of re-

search projects, applied research and development, Univer-

sity-Industry technology transfer and techology-based

economic development and shall recommend policies concern-

ing the same to the Board.



This amendment was given the first reading at the February,

1991 meeting.



Dr. Arthur Anderson, consultant, addressed the issue of the

Research Affairs Committee. He gave a brief description of

two programs that have evolved with UNS' aid, NISET and

EPSCoR. NISET is a group of industry leaders from around

the State who recommend strategic planning for Nevada and

provide a technical transfer between higher education and

the public sector. EPSCoR is a program that has been tre-

mendously successful in Nevada and has generated a state-

wide view for Nevada. The National Science Foundation has

inspired this program in the smaller states throughout the

United States. EPSCoR has instigated 11 multi-Campus pro-

posals and 6 proposals submitted by women. Dr. Anderson

stated that there are now 20 states that form the EPSCoR

Coalition.



Dr. Eardley returned to the meeting.



Recently UNS has obtained a NASA planning grant and a De-

partment of Energy planning grant. The National Science

Foundation matching grants are a great concern to the State

of Nevada. Nevada has significant science resources with

substantial opportunity for UNS. Dr. Anderson stated that

he thoroughly supported the Research Affairs Committee.



Chairman Gallagher expressed her appreciation to Dr.

Anderson for his tremendous work on the NISET project.

UNS hosted its first organizational meeting.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the Board of Regents'

Bylaws amendment which creates the Research Affairs Com-

mittee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she was supportive of the theory

of the committee, but has been approached by Faculty Senate

Chairmen who object to the creation of the new committee.

She felt that the faculty would be affected and that they

should be involved in the committee. The priorities of the

Presidents should be addressed and understood prior to

creating this committee. She suggested that Vice Chancel-

lor Warren Fox, UNR and UNLV Academic Vice Presidents, DRI

Vice President and Faculty Senate Chairmen reside on a

committee to discuss the proposed standing committee's

charge prior to the Board's approval.



Dr. Hammargren offered an explanation of the need for this

type of committee. There are several grants that are

available to UNS, but there needs to be a coordinating com-

mittee to obtain these grants. The committee is not a con-

trolling body over the faculty. Faculty will still be able

to perform its own research. The Regents' committee will be

a catalyst in obtaining statewide grants.



Chairman Gallagher reiterated that the Regents' committee

will not be interfering with faculty research and research

grants. The committee will serve as a coordinating commit-

tee for national grants and projects that are made avail-

able to UNS which may involve several institutions.



Faculty Senate Chairmen were concerned with academic free-

dom, cooperation between institutions, and supervision of

the projects. They felt that the Regents' Committee would

be monitoring and prioritizing the projects throughout the

System. They suggested that research experts serve on the

Regents' Committee; the committee cooperate with the Aca-

demic Affairs Council; and the Community Colleges become

involved in the committee.



President Taranik spoke in favor of the Regents' Research

Affairs Committee. He stated that he did not perceive the

committee as a hinderance to faculty research. The commit-

tee is set up to review cooperative efforts in obtaining

grants and projects for the System. He gave a brief history

of the UNS research efforts since 1959, and also provided

information regarding other states and their efforts in ob-

taining research grants and projects. This committee will

provide information to the full Board of Regents regarding

research opportunities.



President Crowley stated that he had some concerns about

the committee, but those concerns have been addressed. He

felt that the three Presidents (UNR, UNLV and DRI) were in

agreement in creating this committee. He suggested that

language be prepared to allay any fears about academic

freedom and to assure non-interference of the present Uni-

versity research programs.



President Maxson agreed with Mrs. Berkley's concerns. He

has been approached by the Faculty Senate regarding aca-

demic freedom and past projects that did not need a speci-

fic committee to oversee its application. He stated that

there were several concerns that have been brought to his

attention and he feels that there needs to be a comfort

level proposed prior to approving this committee.



Upon questioning by Mrs. Sparks, President Taranik explained

the process in which the committee would operate. The Re-

search Affairs Council, which consists of UNR, UNLV and DRI

Vice Presidents, meet informally. They review announcements

to submit proposals for any grants or projects in which UNS

may have an interest. Usually the research is multi-dis-

ciplinary and is in need of resources. The Council alerts

the research faculty and then coordinates with the faculty.

Requests for funding are brought to the Board of Regents

for these projects; i. e., EPSCoR, and projects may also

need additional funding from State revenues. The Council

reports to the Chancellor, who in turn identifies the proj-

ects to the Board of Regents. This process is lengthy, and

President Taranik feels that the proposed committee could

respond to these proposals in a shorter length of time. He

views this committee as a "pro-active" committee which will

not harm the faculty.



Chairman Gallagher stated that, if the committee is approv-

ed, the Board of Regents can discuss the committee's prog-

gress and performance in the future. The Presidents and

Vice Presidents for Research will be involved; however, it

is not the Board's intentions to instruct them how to ob-

tain the grants and programs, nor how to perform the re-

search.



This committee will aid the Regents in becoming a more

informed Board on large grant commitments.



President Maxson was reassured that the Research Affairs

Committee will not mandate to the Campuses which projects

to undertake. The committee will be working closely with

the Presidents, Vice Presidents for Research, and the

Chancellor. It will not be a regulatory committee.



Mrs. Berkley strongly suggested that guidelines be submitted

to the Board of Regents prior to establishing this committee

and suggested that the item be tabled.



Dr. Hammargren amended the motion with the understanding

that the Research Council and the Research Affairs Committee

will submit guidelines to the Board of Regents for its con-

sideration. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Motion carried upon roll call vote.



Ayes: Regents Derby, Eardley, Foley, Hammargren,

Whitley and Gallagher

Nays: Regents Berkley and Sparks



Regent Klaich was absent.



13. Reapportionment



The Board at its January, 1991 meeting approved increasing

the membership on the Board to 11 members and requested Mr.

Tim Haller, consultant, to prepare Regent districts based

on both an 11- and 9-member Board.



Mr. Haller presented district maps which were discussed

with each Regent regarding his particular district and how

it associated with the other districts in the State. The

maps are filed in the Board of Regents' Office.



Mr. Haller pointed out that if an 11-member Board were to

go into effect, it would be helpful to recommend to the

Legislature which seats would hold 4-year terms and 6-year

terms. This determination would affect the 1992 election

for the two new districts F and G, as referenced in the

district maps. It was decided that District F would hold

a 6-year term and District G would hold a 4-year term for

the 1992 election and thereafter a 6-year term.



Chairman Gallagher requested Mr. Haller to contact the

State Board of Education and present the Board's recommenda-

tion on reapportionment for the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Berkley commended Mr. Haller on a masterful job and

presentation to the Board of Regents.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to accept the plan for redis-

tricting as submitted. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



14. Introductions



President Crowley introduced outgoing ASUN President Jason

Geddes, newly elected ASUN President Derek Beenfeldt, and

newly elected UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Elizabeth Raymond.



President Taranik introduced outgoing DRI Faculty Senate

Chairman Steve Mizell and newly elected DRI Faculty Senate

Chairman Lonnie Pippin.



President Calabro introduced outgoing WNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Don Carlson and newly elected WNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Larry Goodnight.



Mrs. Berkley and Mr. Foley left the meeting.



15. Report on Systemwide Enrollments



Approved the report on Systemwide Enrollments. The report

was presented by Vice Chancellor Fox and Karen Steinberg,

Director of Institutional Research, and included Spring

1991 enrollment data and the annualized system enrollments

for 1990-91. The report is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Steinberg reported that headcount enrollments have

increased by 10.6% with the 1990 total at 59,305, and 1991

total at 65,581. The total FTE enrollment increased by

8.9% and the annualized enrollment headcount total increased

by 11.4%. State supported enrollment increased by 5.9%.



Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.



Dr. Eardley expressed concern about the community service

courses taught at the Community Colleges. Mrs. Steinberg

stated that the Fall enrollment report will contain these

figures.



President Gwaltney stated that he did not feel the enroll-

ment report reflected the Community College mission state-

ment, in that the self-funded programs are not calculated

into the report.



Mrs. Steinberg stated that the official numbers that are

reported are closely linked with the budget process, and

that the non-state supported non-credit enrollment figures

are not reported at this time. They are reported sepa-

rately in the Fall enrollment report.



Mrs. Whitley moved to accept the report on Systemwide

Enrollments. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved Amendment to UNS 1991-93 Biennial Budget Request



Approved the amendment to the UNS 1991-93 Biennial Budget

Request for UNR to reflect the increase in student enroll-

ments. Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the enroll-

ments reflect a 4.4% increase, but they are actually a

6.3% increase for UNR. In 1992 the budget stated a 2.7%

increase and in 1993 a 2.2% increase, but the figures have

been amended to 3.7% and 3.2%, respectively. New faculty

positions for 1992 are 4.6 and 11.5 for 1993.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the amendment to the UNS

1991-93 Biennial Budget Request. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.



17. Approved Augmentation of 1990-91 Operating Budgets, UNS



Approved to seek an augmentation from Interim Finance and

the Budget Office for the 1990-91 UNS Operating Budgets.

This augmentation is due to increased student enrollments.

Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the institutions

have exceeded their projected enrollment and collected

student fees in excess of their budgets.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to seek an augmentation from

Interim Finance for the 1990-91 UNS Operating Budgets.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.



18. Approved Handbook Change, Grants-in-Aid, UNS



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 7,

Grants-in-Aid, Nevada Resident Widows/Widowers and Depend-

ents of POW/MIAs of the Middle East War, as contained in

Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Grants-in-Aid for Nevada Resident Widows/Widowers and De-

pendents of POW/MIAs of the Middle East War. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



19. Approved Handbook Change, Community College Salary Plan



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 17,

1991-92 Community College Faculty Salary Plan, as contained

in Ref. D, filed in the Regents' Office. The plan, develop-

ed as a result of joint efforts of faculty and Administra-

tion from each of the four UNS Community Colleges, replaces

the 1989-90 Community College Faculty Salary Plan currently

listed in the Handbook.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing the Community College Faculty Salary Plan. Mrs. Sparks

seconded.



Dr. Eardley stated that this Handbook change allows the

Community Colleges to have different salary bases. He

objected to the Community Colleges establishing their own

salary bases.



Dr. Eardley moved to amend the motion by stating that one

salary base will be established for all Community Colleges.



Motion failed due to lack of a second.



President Remington stated that there is not sufficient

funding for all the Community Colleges to have the same

salary base. CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni

agreed with President Remington.



President Calabro stated that the base will drive the re-

mainder of the salary schedule. It is probable that all

the current faculty will be placed on this proposed

schedule.



President Meacham stated that this proposal has been in

the works for some time and it was difficult to arrive at

this proposal because there are not sufficient funds.



Motion carried.



20. Approved Salary Increases, NNCC



Approved the following salary adjustments retroactive to

January 1, 1991. These adjustments will provide salary

equity among the Deans at Northern Nevada Community College.



A. Carl Diekhans was promoted from Associate Dean of Col-

lege Services to Dean of College Services at NNCC, with-

out a raise in salary, at the June 28-29, 1990 Board

meeting. It is now recommended that Mr. Diekhans' sal-

ary be increased to $66,105 per year.



B. Mr. Stan Aiazzi, Dean of Student Services, salary be

increased to $66,105 per year.



C. Dr. Charles Greenhaw, Dean of Educational Services,

salary be increased to $68,915 per year.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the salary adjustments retro-

active to January 1, 1991 for the Deans at NNCC. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



21. Approved the UNS Code and Handbook Changes, Definition for

Professional Staff



Approved the changes to the UNS Code Sections 1.1 Defi-

nitions; and Sections 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 limiting

tenure to "academic faculty" at the Community Colleges,

as recommended by the Community College Compensation

Committee, as contained in Ref. E, filed in the Regents'

Office.



Should the Code changes be approved, Handbook changes would

be necessary, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 2, Standards for

Defining the Professional Staff, as contained in Ref. F,

filed in the Regents' Office.



General Counsel Klasic stated that the proposed changes

were mailed to the Presidents and Faculty Senate Chairmen

for comments. General Counsel Klasic did not receive any

comments.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the changes to the UNS Code

and Handbook regarding the definition for professional

staff. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Handbook Change, Guidelines for Nominations, UNS



Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 2,

Section 10, Guidelines for Distinguished Nevadan Nomina-

tions, Honorary Doctorates and Honorary Associate Degrees,

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



At the February, 1991 meeting the Board requested these

guidelines be reviewed.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Guidelines for Distinguished Nevadan Nominations, Honorary

Doctorates and Honorary Associate Degrees. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved Handbook Change, Purchasing Policy, UNS



Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10,

Section 1, Purchasing Policy, as contained in Ref. H,

filed in the Regents' Office.



The System Business Officers have recommended that the bid

limits be increased from $7500 to $10,000 effective July 1,

1991. This would bring UNS policy in line with State of

Nevada policy.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

purchasing policy. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved Handbook Change, Constitution of United Students

Association, WNCC



Approved the changes to the Constitution of the United

Students Association at WNCC, as contained in Ref. I, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the changes to the Constitu-

tion of the United Students Association at WNCC. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



25. Approved Resolution for Loan, Child Care Center, WNCC



Approved a loan from Valley Bank of Nevada in the amount of

$500,000 to finance a Child Care Center for WNCC.



RESOLUTION #91-5



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

SITY OF NEVADA THAT:



The Officers of the University are hereby authorized

to borrow up to $500,000 from Valley Bank of Nevada

for the purpose of constructing, improving and equip-

ping a Child Care Center on the Carson City Campus of

Western Nevada Community College, pursuant to the

Bank's response dated October 12, 1990 to the Univer-

sity's request for proposals. The loan is hereby

designated as a "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation"

under Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

of 1986, as amended.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the resolution for a loan to

finance a Child Care Center at WNCC. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



26. Approved Resolution for Loan, UNS Computing Services



Approved a Bank Qualified, Tax-Exempt Loan for purchase of

an academic computer system for UNS Computing Services.



RESOLUTION #91-6



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

SITY OF NEVADA THAT:



The Officers of the University are hereby authorized

to solicit proposals for a $500,000 bank loan for the

purpose of acquiring and installing an academic com-

puting system for the University. The loan is hereby

designated as a "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation" under

Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,

as amended.



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

qualified, tax-exempt loan for UNS Computing Services.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



27. Approved the Progress Report, Community College Technical

Education



At the Regents' Workshop held in April, 1990, presentations

and discussions were held on the report "Technical Education

at Nevada's Community Colleges". Several recommendations

were presented at that time. A progress report was made by

Vice Chancellor Fox and he distributed a handout which

contained 11 recommendations from the ad hoc Technical Edu-

cation Committee. The handout is filed in the Regents'

Office.



Dr. Derby moved to accept the report on Community College

Technical Education. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



28. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



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

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for their respective institutions.



Western Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Don Carlson announced the following WNCC outstanding

faculty:



Mike Sady, Science Instructor, has devised a basic

tutorial software program for Chemistry 101, which

applies his own teaching methods to a variety of

practice lessons. He was instrumental in obtaining

one of the first grants awarded to Community Colleges

by the prestigious National Science Foundation under-

graduate instrumentation and laboratory program. In

addition, Mr. Sady pursues independent research proj-

ects, and has written articles which are to be pub-

lished in two scientific publications.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Faculty Senate Chairman

Isabelle Emerson announced the following UNLV outstanding

faculty:



Ralph Buechler, Foreign Language Department, has gained

a reputation as an excellent teacher and helpful col-

league. He has presented four papers and published two

articles along with a recently published book, "Science,

Satire and Wit: Essays of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg".



David Kreamer, Geoscience Department, is the first

Director of the masters' level Water Resources Manage-

ment Program. During the first year, three students

have been working in the program. Dr. Kreamer expects

to have 10-15 by the Fall of 1991 and probably 20-25

by the following Spring. He has performed his own

research in water quality and contaminate studies and

has presented several workshops.



University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Chairman Richard

Brown announced the following UNR outstanding faculty:



John Lenz, Music Department, is a 1991 recipient of the

Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, along with

only two other Nevadans. He appears frequently in mu-

sical groups on the UNR Campus, as well as with the Reno

Philharmonic, the Reno Chamber Orchestra and the Nevada

Opera Orchestra.



Maurice C. Fuerstenau, who came to UNR in 1988 as Echo

Bay Mines Distinguished Professor in the Department of

Chemical/Metallurgical Engineering, has been elected

to the National Academy of Engineering. He is the first

Nevadan to be so honored. The National Academy of

Engineering is the most prestigious engineering-related

institution in the United States, and serves in an ad-

visory capacity to Congress and the Executive Branch

of the federal government on engineering issues.



Truckee Meadows Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Paula Funkhouser announced the following TMCC outstanding

faculty:



Keiko Pitter, Director of Information Technology Serv-

ices, is the author of 18 computer textbooks which are

used by other schools across the nation. She is a

nationally recognized speaker and consultant in micro-

computer training and curriculum. She has taken a

leading role on the UNS computer and systems-related

committees and was instrumental in the acquisition

and installation of the IBM System 38 and AS400 com-

puters at TMCC. She has served the College as an

effective teacher, Department Chair and coordinator

of administrative and academic computing.



John Clevenger, Science Instructor, has been honored

by his colleagues during the annual meeting of the

National Science Teachers Assosication and Society

for College Science Teachers conference in Houston and

was selected as the SCST/Kendall-Hunt Teacher Exemplar

for 1991.



Mrs. Berkley and Dr. Derby left the meeting.



29. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each student govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments for their respective institutions.



University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Jason Geddes

announced the following UNR outstanding student:



Tricia Megquier has served as an Arts and Science

Senator and ASUN Election Board Chairman. The voter

turn-out was increased due to her diligence. She has

served on the United Way Campaign and raised a signifi-

cant amount of donations.



Western Nevada Community College - USA President Margaret

Moore announced the following WNCC outstanding student:



Jessica Hancock is a highly motivated, enthusiastic,

and intelligent student. She is always willing to

help other students grasp difficult Chemistry theories

and devote the time needed to sustain high standards in

her own education.



Northern Nevada Community College - NNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Mike Mc Farlane announced the following NNCC

students:



Jaynie Wayson is an excellent student and conscientious

about her studies. She has demonstrated a determination

to persevere in spite of her personal trials and chal-

lenges.



Tracy Hartman is an excellent full-time student while

holding a part-time position at NNCC. Her drive and

determination to receive a teaching degree has been

exhibited at NNCC and the educational system in Nevada

will benefit from her both as a student and as a

teacher.



30. Approved the Optional Retirement Plans for Professional

Employees



Approved the following plans:



A. Optional Retirement Plan Carriers



Upon extensive review of proposals submitted by 11

companies, the UNS ad hoc Optional Retirement Plan

Committee selected two organizations (one insurance

carrier and one mutual fund company) to provide alter-

native investment management and administrative serv-

ices as alternatives to the current TIAA-CREF retire-

ment program. The two providers selected are:



1) Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC),

a life insurance company, and



2) T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., a mutual fund

company.



Ref. J contains additional information and is filed

in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the two optional retire-

ment plan carriers. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



B. Retirement Plan Redesign



In order to comply with current federal regulations

governing contributions to qualified retirement plans,

it was necessary to redesign the current 401(a) plan

with a 414(h) pick-up contributions to a hybrid 401(a)/

403(b) plan, as contained in Ref. K, filed in the Re-

gents' Office. Ref. K was revised and that is also

filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the retirement plan

redesign. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



31. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held April 4, 1991, was made by Regent Joseph

M. Foley.



(1) Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 16.II,

English Placement Scores. Ref. AA-1 is filed in the

Regents' Office.



At the recommendation of the UNS Academic Affairs

Council, a systemwide committee was established to

review the placement scores for Freshman composition

courses at all Campuses. The committee had recommend-

ed that the Board of Regents' policy be revised to

raise the test scores for placement in English 101

and 102, effective Fall 1991.



It was felt that these scores would more accurately

reflect minimal competence required for success in

these courses.



(2) Approved the Associate in Science degree at WNCC.

Ref. AA-2 is filed in the Regents' Office.



The Associate in Science program was designed as a

transfer degree, with three possible emphases:

Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathe-

matics.



The primary objective in offering this degree is to

encourage students to pursue programs in Mathematics

and the Sciences, to meet the increasing demand for

individuals trained in these areas. WNCC has worked

closely with UNR to facilitate articulation of the

program in both general education and the areas of

emphases. NNCC currently offers the Associate of

Science degree and CCSN offers an Associate of Arts

in Science.



It is anticipated that 120 FTE students will be en-

rolled in the program by its 4th year. All courses

are currently offered by WNCC. The addition of a

Physical Science Instructor, Teaching Assistants and

operating funds is estimated at $90,000 by the begin-

ning of the 4th year.



(3) Approved the AAS in Drafting Technology at WNCC. Ref.

AA-3 is filed in the Regents' Office.



This degree will expand the existing Certificate

Program in Drafting, providing graduates with in-

creased opportunities for employment or advancement.



Currently, a need exists in the WNCC service area for

individuals with skills in drafting and computer aided

design. Employment opportunities exist in State and

local agencies as well as private industry, as pres-

ently many local industries must recruit trained

workers from out of state.



It is estimated that 250 students (50 FTE) will be

enrolled in the program by its 4th year. No addition-

al funding, facilities or equipment are needed at the

present time.



(4) Approved the AAS Degree in Medical Laboratory Tech-

nology at WNCC. Ref. AA-4 is filed in the Regents'

Office.



This proposed program will be a collaborative effort

between the University of Nevada School of Medicine

and NNCC to address a need for rural health care

technicians.



The AAS degree will provide trained technicians who

will be prepared for entry-level practice in medical

centers, physicians' offices and hospitals. In addi-

tion, as a Capstone program, it will provide an oppor-

tunity for transfer into the UNR baccalaureate Medical

Technology program, with Junior standing.



4th year enrollment is estimated at 10 FTE students.

Federal grant funds will support the program until

June, 1993. NNCC and UNSOM instructional and operat-

ing budgets will be utilized to provide 1 FTE staff

position beginning July, 1993.



(5) Approved the MS Degree in Liberal Studies at UNLV.

Ref. AA-5 is filed in the Regents' Office.



This interdisciplinary degree was developed, in part,

for part-time adult students who wish to pursue an

advanced degree in the tradition of the Liberal Arts.



This nonprofessional program is designed to encourage

critical and creative thinking at an advanced level.

It is anticipated that teachers, professionals in other

fields as well as other adults will enroll in this

program. The curriculum includes an 18 credit core in

one of the following four areas: Arts, Humanities,

Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences.



Estimated enrollment by the 4th year of the program is

40 students. A budget of $52,720 will provide for a

part-time Director, Secretary and operating costs.



(6) Approved the BS Degree in Human Ecology at UNR. Ref.

AA-6 is filed in the Regents' Office.



This proposed program will offer three emphases focus-

ing on the relationships of individuals and families

and their larger environment: Multicultural Human

Sciences; Community Services Administration; and Human

and Community Public Policy Studies.



This program will prepare graduates for a number of

career opportunities related to human service occu-

pations. Subsequent to the elimination of the UNR

School of Home Economics, a commitment was made to

maintain accreditation with the American Home Eco-

nomics Association. Consideration was given to this

in the development of the core curriculum in Human

Ecology, and the program will be submitted for accredi-

tation from this organization.



It is anticipated that 32 FTE students will be enroll-

ed in the program by the 4th year. A projected budget

of $94,000 will include a coordinator and four letters

of appointment.



Mr. Foley moved approval of items 1-6 of the Academic Af-

fairs Committee report and recommendations. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley and Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.



(7) Approved the replacement of the existing Ph. D. in

Biology with the Ph. D. degree in Ecology, Evolution

and Conservation Biology at UNR. Ref. AA-7 is filed

in the Regents' Office.



This program is part of an overall restructuring in

the Life Sciences.



A review of Ph. D. offerings in the Biological Sciences

in conjunction with Northwest Association of Schools

and Colleges Institutional Self-Study Report indicated

a need to centralize the various resources in the

Biology Sciences. In response, this program has been

developed as an intercollege, interdepartmental and

interdisciplinary program involving the Colleges of

Arts and Science and Agriculture.



Enrollment is anticipated to reach 25 by the 4th year

of the program, with 5 new and 20 continuing students.

As faculty are presently in place for the existing

Ph. D., an estimated $123,000 will be utilized to

provide a Program Director, Secretary and Graduate

Assistantships.



(8) Approved the replacement of the existing Ph. D. in

Pharmacology with the MS/Ph. D. in Cellular and

Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at UNR. Ref.

AA-8 is filed in the Regents' Office.



This program has been developed as part of a reorgan-

ization of existing programs.



This expanded program will provide graduates with an

opportunity to prepare for a variety of careers in

the cellular and molecular aspects of Pharmacological

and Physiological Sciences. Students will be admitted

into the doctoral program; however, the masters degree

will be offered and may be recommended as an inter-

mediate degree enroute to the Ph. D.



As the Ph. D. program in Pharmacology is currently

offered, faculty are presently in place for the re-

vised program. An estimate of $105,000 will provide

for graduate student stipends, secretarial and oper-

ating expenses.



Vice President Bill Cathey, in answer to a question

from Mrs. Sparks, stated that the Directors and

equipment replacements for this and the program

detailed in item (7) above, will be phased in as

funds become available.



Mr. Foley commended the reorganization of the two

programs, adding that this is training beyond basic

medicine and these will be the people who will make

the break-through in Science. Dr. Cathey stated that

those involved are continually seeking grants to fund

the programs.



Mr. Foley moved approval of items 7 and 8 of the Academic

Affairs Committee report and recommendations, with the

exception of the fiscal note on each item to be deleted.

Dr. Hammargren seconded.



Dr. Derby questioned if these programs were replacements,

then why is UNR requesting additional funding. Vice Presi-

dent Bill Cathey responded that the additional funding is

for graduate assistant stipends.



Motion carried.



32. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held April 4, 1991, was made by Regent June Whitley.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR College Inn, July 1, 1988 through

June 30, 1990. The audit report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Physical Education Department, July

1, 1989 through June 30, 1990. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



Vice President Harry Neel reported a new Director has

been hired for this Department and that all recommenda-

tions will be implemented.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV TeleMedia Services, July 1, 1989

through June 30, 1990. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



Vice President Neel announced the difficulty in track-

ing rental equipment; however, procedures have now

been changed and all recommendations are being imple-

mented.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCSN Motor Pool, July 1, 1989 through

June 30, 1990. The audit report is on file in the

Regents' Office.



The following information item was a follow-up report:



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Economic Education, July

1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. The audit report is

on file in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion

carried.



33. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee meeting, held April 4, 1991 was made by Regent

James Eardley.



(1) Approved the authorization to use up to $35,000 of

Capital Improvement Fee Funds to complete the UNLV

Sports Injury Research Center facility. These funds

will be used for sitework, landscaping, and other

related expenses.



(2) Approved the authorization to use up to $88,171 of

Capital Improvement Fee Funds at WNCC for the follow-

ing purposes:



WNCC requests approval to either purchase

or lease two (2) trailers to provide

additional space for the Financial Aid

Department and faculty offices. (Est. cost) $60,000



Complete College Services expansion

remodel project 5,171



SIS telephone registration system required

hardware and software 23,000



Total Capital Improvement Funds $88,171



In addition, approved to authorize the use of $64,856

of General Improvement Funds at WNCC for the following

purposes:



Local Area Network $ 3,000



Receptionist/Information Center 11,240



Computer purchases required for SIS 13,916



CWS and SEOG Federal match requirement 8,500



Student lounge furniture 3,200



XS Gallery track lighting 2,000



Temporary professional positions to aid

in the implementation of SIS on-line

registration. 23,000



Total General Improvement Funds $64,856



(3) Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 9, Student Fees, as follows:



Graduation, Diploma or Certificate Fee,

all programs $25



(4) Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 15, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates, UNR.

The rates are on file in the Regents' Office.



ASUN President Jason Geddes stated the students' ob-

jections to mandatory food plans for students other

than Freshmen. Vice President Patricia Miltenberger

stated that both the faculty and student committees

had agreed to the changes presented. She pointed out

that the current food service contract was in its 3rd

year and would be put to bid again next year.



(5) Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 17.1, 17.2 and 17.4, Apartment Rentals, UNR,

which are on file in the Regents' Office.



(6) Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 18, The College Inn, which are on file in the

Regents' Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



34. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held April 4, 1991, was made by Regent James

Eardley.



Approved a policy statement for Banking Services to be

codified in the Handbook as Title 4, Chapter 10, Section

1(9).



Mrs. Janet Mac Donald, Deputy Treasurer, explained that UNR

is once again ready to contract for banking services; that

Business Center South would be handling the procurement;

that an RFP would be sent on April 8, 1991 to each Regent

and to all banks doing business in Nevada. The following

policy was offered for consideration:



Banking services for the University of Nevada System

will be awarded for a period of 5 years, with a 2

year option to extend, and with an option to cancel

for non-performance. The selection process shall

involve issuance of a technical Request for Proposal

(RFP) developed by the UNS Treasurer's Office. The

Business Center North and Business Center South Pur-

chasing Departments, on a rotation basis, shall issue

the RFP and insure compliance with the Board of Regents

and State of Nevada procurement regulations.



An RFP will be provided to members of the Board of

Regents prior to sending it to all banks in the State

of Nevada. An Evaluation Committee consisting of

Controllers from all UNS institutions and the UNS

Treasurer's Office shall develop the evaluation cri-

teria and rank the banks responding to the RFP. Upon

completion of the evaluation process the committee

will submit a report on its findings to the Board of

Regents prior to requesting the Board's approval of

a contract to a specific bank to provide the services

required by the UNS.



Upon recommendation by the Business Centers, it was agreed

that a 5-year contract was minimal and that an option to

extend that time 2 years would be added.



Mr. Foley explained that he had severe problems with the

bank selection process last year. He stated he felt the

Evaluation Committee should not make a final recommendation,

but should present their evaluations to the Board of Regents

inasmuch as it is the Board who has the fiduciary responsi-

bility for the System and must make those kinds of final

decisions. Further, he felt the Board should determine

the weighting on the evaluations and that the weighting and

the procedures must be made known to the banks. Mrs. Mac

Donald replied that the procedures are a part of the RFP,

but that the weighting is not in order to protect the UNS

institutions and to comply with Board of Regents and State

of Nevada procurement procedures. However, the weighting

is determined by the Evaluation Committee prior to the

receipt of any of the bids in order that the process remain

fair to all bidders. Mrs. Mac Donald explained that the

Evaluation Committee is composed of the Controllers within

the System and that these are the people who work directly

with the banks and by their training have the knowledge and

experience to make a recommendation to the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Berkley suggested a compromise; that the Board have

more input into the process, but that UNS staff expertise

is also needed.



It was agreed that the RFP would be sent to the Regents

prior to its being distributed to the banks and that the

Evaluation Committee's report would be sent to the Board

before the Board acted on the recommendation. The above

policy reflects these changes.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



35. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women



A report of the ad hoc Committee on Status of Women meeting,

held April 4, 1991, was made by Regent Jill Derby.



(1) Dr. Derby explained that advisory committees are being

established on each Campus to assess women's issues

and gather data. Ms. Jill Winter, consultant, will

meet with each of these committees to assist with a

self-study.



President Ron Remington, NNCC, introduced Ms. Val

Easterly who reported on the women's studies activi-

ties on their Campus. 70% of the students are women

and 50% of the full-time faculty are women. Of the

administrative positions, 47% are held by women as

are 57.1% of the faculty division Chairs, while 87%

of the classified positions are filled by women.

Of the total personnel, 65% are women.



(2) Dr. Derby reported on a conference held at Harvard

University which she, Dr. Isabelle Emerson, UNLV,

and Ms. Jackie Kirkland, TMCC, attended. The report

is on file in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Isabelle Emerson, Faculty Senate Chairman at UNLV,

reported that their Status of Women Committee has be-

come a standing committee of the Senate.



Dr. Derby moved to accept the report of the ad hoc Committee

on Status of Women. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



36. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Admission Standards



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Admission Standards meetings, held February 15, 1991 and

April 4, 1991, were made by Regent James Eardley.



February 15, 1991 Meeting



(1) Goals for the Committee were drafted at the January 7,

1991 meeting, and reported to the Board of Regents.

The Committee reviewed these goals, and after some

discussion Vice Chancellor Fox presented a new draft

of suggested goals, which were then used throughout

the remainder of the discussion. The new goals are

as follows:



1) Develop admissions standards that are geared to

promote the success of students.



2) In developing these standards, consider current

standards of comparable institutions but in the

unique circumstance of the University of Nevada

System.



3) Be sensitive to the particular needs of certain

groups, including minority, nontraditional, and

disadvantaged students.



4) Address budgetary impacts of new standards both

at the Universities and at the Community Colleges.



5) Recognize the importance of other constituencies in

the success of this undertaking, including State

Board of Education and local school districts.



(2) Discussion on the Committee's charge to the Subcommit-

tee on Collection of Data was held. The Subcommittee

on Data Collection has been instructed to work with

Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research,

to identify statistics to be collected, and to stand-

ardize Campus studies. Chairman Klaich stated it is

imperative that the Committee devise a meaningful data

base that will aid in retrieval of information for

various reports.



Dr. Eardley questioned why we should raise admission

standards and if the two Universities have the same

standards. He felt that it may only create failures

if students are unable to meet these standards.



ASUN President Jason Geddes suggested to the Committee

that a plan should be set describing what the Univer-

sity of Nevada System should offer its students in re-

gard to admission standards. Students have the right

to attend our institutions and to succeed from them.

He agreed that admission standards should be set so

that there is a distinction in where students should

be placed in order to succeed.



Chairman Klaich emphasized that there has been no

decision to change the admission standards, and that

they will review UNS and other institution standards,

and that Committee members should have no preconcep-

tions of changing at this time.



Chairman Klaich appointed Bill Cathey, Herb Peebles

and John Unrue to work with Mrs. Steinberg on the

Subcommittee on Collection of Data. He requested

models and information on correlation of test scores

to be brought before the Committee for discussion

purposes.



Again, Chairman Klaich emphasized that the perception

by the public is that we have already decided to raise

the standards, and this is not true, no decisions have

been made. Prior to making such decisions, data must

be collected and facts must be presented.



(3) Discussion on the future directions for the Committee

was held. Chairman Klaich requested the Committee to

develop questions and a report from the Data Subcom-

mittee. He stated that when the Committee has formu-

lated a draft of recommendations, then the Committee

will proceed with the decision-making process.



April 4, 1991 Meeting



(1) Vice Chancellor Warren Fox and Director of Institution-

al Research Karen Steinberg reported on the meeting of

the Data Subcommittee held Friday, March 8, 1991. Mrs.

Steinberg and Mrs. Harris, UNS, designed a survey sent

to 12 WICHE States to identify admission policies and

practices. The results will be presented upon comple-

tion.



The Subcommittee recommended the following design to

gather relevant UNLV and UNR data:



1) Using Fall 1989 enrollment data, 1st-time Freshmen

who are recent high school graduates will be iden-

tified as "successful" students (eligible for con-

tinued enrollment in Spring 1990) or "unsuccessful"

students (suspended, on probation).



2) Demographic data will be collected for each of

these groups (gender, age, race/ethnic designation,

high school GPA, high school rank, ACT/SAT scores,

and high school core).



3) A "profile" of both "successful" and "unsuccessful"

students will be compiled.



4) A separate profile of the entering class will be

compiled.



The data will be compiled by each University Admission

Office and each Office will receive funds from the

Committee to assist with data collection efforts.



(2) The Subcommittee will provide a preliminary report in

June. Mr. Foley asked for information on a study

conducted in Minnesota.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



37. Approved Sponsorship of the Mozart Festival, UNLV



Faculty Senate Chairman Isabelle Emerson made a report and

recommendation concerning a Mozart Festival to be held on

the UNLV Campus. See Ref. L, filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Emerson requested that the Board of Regents sponsor the

closing reception on December 5, 1991. President Maxson

clarified that this sponsorship would be in name only and

would not involve any funding.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval to sponsor the closing

reception on December 5, 1991 in name only, without

financial support. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



38. Emergency Item to Grant Easements, CCSN



Chancellor Dawson requested approval of an emergency item

to consider granting two easements to the Las Vegas Water

District for fire-line check valves. Construction is

currently under way on the Health Sciences Center Building

Phase II at CCSN, and it is imperative that these easements

be granted for fire protection purposes. Therefore, this

item cannot wait until the next meeting of the Board of

Regents.



Mr. Foley moved approval of an emergency item to consider

granting two easements to the Las Vegas Water District on

behalf of CCSN. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



39. Approved Easements, CCSN



Approved the granting of two water easements for CCSN. The

Health Science Center Phase II is presently under construc-

tion. The project was bid while the Las Vegas Valley Water

District was completing its final review of the utility

plans. The result of the Water District's final review

effects CCSN's property.



A. Easement of 15' x 20' fire-line double detector check

valve assembly.



B. Easement of 20' x 25' fire-line double detector check

valve and three each RPPA valves.



Dr. Derby moved approval of granting two water easements

for CCSN. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



40. Emergency Item to Sell Property, School of Medicine



Chancellor Dawson requested approval of an emergency item

to consider the sale of the Vegas Verdes Motel property.

The proceeds from this sale will provide funding for the

construction of the School of Medicine Speech Pathology and

Audiology building which will soon be under construction and

it is imperative that this sale be expedited. Therefore,

this item cannot wait until the next meeting of the Board

of Regents.



Dr. Derby moved approval of an emergency item to consider

the sale of the Vegas Verdes Motel property. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



41. Approved the Sale of Property, School of Medicine



Approved the sale of the note secured by the deed of trust

on the Vegas Verdes Motel at 1635 North Main Street in

North Las Vegas to Mr. Kanjibhai Patel for $175,000. The

balance on the note as of April 1, 1991 is $253,831.15.

Based on a recent evaluation of the property by Mr. David

Boyer, a Las Vegas real estate broker, the note was valued

at between $134,000 and $155,000.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the sale of the note

secured by the deed of trust on the Vegas Verdes Motel in

North Las Vegas to Mr. Kanjibhal Patel for $175,000. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



42. New Business



In new business the following item was considered:



Mrs. Sparks thanked President Calabro and his staff for a

beautiful setting for the Board of Regents' meeting. Presi-

dent Calabro stated that it was their pleasure in hosting

the Board of Regents' meeting.



The meeting adjounred at 1:20 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

04-04-1991