April 6-7, 1989
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
April 6-7, 1989
The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 202-202,
Donald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman
Dr. Jill Derby
Dr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
President James Taranik, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Cheryl Bowles (UNLV),
Patricia Crookham (NNCC), Gilbert Cochran (DRI), Tom Kendall
(Unit), Robert Mead (UNR), Paul Nelson (WNCC), Dru Raney (CCCC),
David Wilkins (TMCC), and Student Association Officers.
Chairman June Whitley called the meeting to order at 9:45 A.M.
Thursday, April 6, 1989.
1. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose
of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-
sional competence or physical or mental health of a person
in accordance with NRS 241.030.
The meeting recessed at 4:30 P.M. and reconvened at 9:50 A.M.
Friday, April 7, 1989, with all Regents present.
2. Approved the 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 Febru-
ary 23-24, 1989.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
Ref. C-l, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following appointment to the WNCC Advisory
Dick L. Maples, Carson City
(4) Approved the following appointment to the CCCC Advisory
Don Fife, Las Vegas
(5) Approved the following appointment to the TMCC Advisory
Jim Thompson, Reno
(6) Approved the following appointments to the DRI National
Science Advisory Committee:
James Hughes, Mc Lean, Virginia
Martyn M. Caldwell, Logan, Utah
William W. Mc Fee, West Lafayette, Indiana
D. K. Grayson, Seattle, Washington
C. Melvin Aikens, Eugene, Oregon
William Back, Reston, Virginia
Donald R. Nielsen, Davis, California
(7) Approved the following appointment to the UNLV
Arboretum Advisory Board:
Lenadams William Dorris, Las Vegas
(8) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Effective: May 18, 1989
Amount : $1,500 maximum to UNR
Purpose : UNR will provide tuition waivers for
maximum of 30 teachers enrolled in C &
I 481/681 - Special Problems in Educa-
tion: LEP Student Assessment and Pro-
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Effective: July 1, 1989
Amount : $8,420 to UNR
Purpose : UNR will plan and implement the Gover-
nor's Institute for Gifted and Talented
Students to be held July 23-29, 1989.
C. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Department of
Effective: April 20, 1989
Amount : $1,750 maximum to UNLV
Purpose : UNLV will provide tuition waivers for
maximum of 35 teachers enrolled in CIE
499/700 - Special Problems in Education:
Reading in the ESL Classroom, Curriculum
D. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Department of
Commerce Real Estate Division
Effective: Upon approval by Board of Regents
Amount : $8,100 to UNLV
Purpose : UNLV will conduct continuing education
courses and seminars for real estate
Mrs. Gallagher moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-
proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change
the order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mr.
Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
General Counsel Klasic introduced Mr. Bradley L. Book as the
newly appointed UNS Assistant General Counsel, effective May
President Crowley introduced Adam Fairfield, outgoing ASUN
President and newly elected ASUN President Glen Krutz.
4. Chairman's Report
Chairman Whitley reported that the Association of Governing
Boards Annual Conference, held March 18-21, 1989 in Boston,
Massachusetts was attended by Regents Derby, Gallagher,
Hammargren, Sparks and Whitley, President Maxson and Secre-
Mrs. Sparks stated that Nevada's higher education system is
faring pretty well compared to other systems. UNS is active
and non-violent. Students are getting a good education, and
the taxpayers are getting their money's worth.
Dr. Derby stated that the new Regent/Trustee orientation was
Dr. Hammargren attended a session on accreditation and has
placed an item on the agenda addressing the issue.
5. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson expressed his gratitude for all the cards,
flowers and well wishes during his recent hospitalization.
Chancellor Dawson reported that he met with two editorial
boards in Las Vegas and believes they will support Question
2. He introduced Information Director Pamela Galloway, who
gave an update to the Board on the Systemwide efforts to
promote passage of Question 2 on May 2, 1989.
Ms. Galloway informed the Board that the System was working
with Joyce Advertising, Inc. to educate the media and Nevada
voters about benefits of increasing the State's bonding
capacity from 1 to 2 percent of assessed valuation. Packets
are being developed to explain the question, along with a
fact brochure to be mailed to 40,000 Nevadans.
Mr. Klaich requested that the Chairmen of Senate and Assem-
bly taxation committees and Assemblyman Lou Bergevin receive
report on UNS efforts to pass the measure.
Mr. Foley emphasized the need to reach voters and suggested
that the Democratic and Republican central committees be
contacted to aid the efforts.
Mr. Klaich commended Ms. Galloway for the hard work perform-
ed within a short period of time.
ASTM President Gary Young reported on efforts taken by the
student associations. At TMCC, the association has donated
$500 to the advertising campaign, and has visited classrooms
and senior citizens' groups, mobile home associations and
Vietnam Veterans for their support in the passage of Ques-
tion 2. He is organizing a media forum of all Student Body
Presidents to address various groups in their areas prior
to the election in May.
6. Discussion of UNS Capital Construction Needs and Question 2
The status of current Campus facilities and the need to
secure capital construction funds for University of Nevada
Campuses was presented by Mr. Jim Rimpau, UNS Research
Analyst. Question 2, if passed on May 2, 1989, would allow
increased bonding capacity for Nevada to support public
construction, including projects for the University of
Mr. Foley requested the Chancellor's Office to compare the
numbers of students to the square footage at each Campus.
Mr. Rimpau indicated that different courses require differ-
ent space amounts.
Chancellor Dawson indicated that funding of the UNS capital
improvement priorities 1, 2, 6 and part of 12 were included
in the Governor's budget and, if Question 2 passed, priori-
ties 3, 4, and 5 would be funded. It was suggested that
priorities might change on the Campus' own capital construc-
tion lists if costs were the same as the System list.
7. New Business
Mr. Foley made the following statement:
The Nevada founding fathers' intention in establishing
a Board of Regents, by constitution, to govern the Uni-
versity of Nevada, now the University of Nevada System,
is not clear. It is readily apparent that the first
Board, and successor Boards, were not established as
In several Nevada Supreme Court decisions, the duties of
the Board, as contrasted with the control by the Legis-
lature of appropriations of public funds, has been de-
veloped. The control of the appropriations by the Leg-
islature does not detract from the Board of Regents'
control over funds appropriated for the University of
Nevada System. If there exists any conflict concerning
the rights and duties of the Legislators and the Board
of Regents, it is incumbent upon the Board of Regents
to assert its position in an effort to dispell any con-
The inaction of this Board can only compound the con-
fusion. My view is that all of us, by inaction, may
have contributed to senseless attacks upon our Presi-
dents. The response of the Board of Regents to the
recent attack upon President Crowley was an effective
and assertive action by the Board. However, that ac-
tion was confined to a single incident.
The Board has its regional differences, as does the
Legislature, in fiscal matters and priorities in capital
improvements. The heavily populated areas of the State,
from which most of our Regents and Legislators are
elected, differ in philosophy and in approach. For
example, Southern Nevadans equate growth of population
with prosperity; however, Southern Nevadans have no
reason to criticize Northern Nevadans, who, in many
cases, equate population growth with undue stress upon
limited infrastructures and view excessive growth as
a threat to a way of life common to Northern Nevadans.
On the other hand, Northern Nevadans should not ignore
Southern Nevadans' efforts to deal effectively with
ongoing population explosions. Reaching an understand-
ing of our differences is not going to make these dif-
ferences disappear, but such understanding can develop
greater appreciation of the problems which stem from
these regional differences.
North and South, all good Nevadans seek excellence in
our Universities and Colleges, and no true Nevadan will
tolerate sacrificing one College or University to bene-
fit any other College or University. In these factors,
Nevadans, North and South, are of one mind.
I recommend that the Regents take action by the inaugu-
ration of 3 programs to be undertaken immediately which
may be of assistance in the Session of the Legislature,
but surely will be of assistance in future Sessions.
I. BUDGET - The current method of preparing and sub-
mitting the budget to the Executive and Legislative
branches does not give the Regents, the Governor or the
Legislators a perspective of the requirements and ex-
pectations of each of the Universities and Colleges.
The current method indulges in ficitious formulas which
bear no relationship to reality. Inequities are found
in the budget and the current method, I believe, in many
cases have invited across the board cuts by the Governor
and the Legislators and also has invited undesirable in-
novations by the Governor and the Legislators with re-
spect to priorities.
The current method encourages groups or entities outside
of the System to submit projects, not to the Regents,
but to the Governor and Legislators in forms and in pri-
orities which have no relationship to the Regents' re-
The method I suggest herein will provide the Regents
and the Presidents with an opportunity to separately re-
view and compare each budget, which should be of con-
siderable assistant to each of the Presidents, as well
as the Regents.
I propose that the Universities and Colleges, the Desert
Research Institute and the Chancellor submit separately
their budgets and priorities directly to the Regents
with a document presenting a graphic and detailed dis-
cussion of all ongoing and new requests, along with
capital improvement requests. The budget and the sup-
porting documents should be prepared and submitted to
the Regents promptly after the conclusion of the Spring
semester to enable the Regents to individually analyze
the budgets and then to discuss them thoroughly at a
meeting in late June. If a full week is required for
that meeting, then so be it.
Once approved by the Regents, the individual budgets and
supporting documents should be bound together with the
Chancellor's recapitulation of all requests.
Thereafter, the budget and the supporting documents in
such form, at the appropriate time, should be submitted
to the Governor and the Legislature. In this manner,
each of the Universities and Colleges can present and
defend their budgets with the aid of the Regents and
II. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A SEGREGATION OF A PORTION OF
GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE STATE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION -
The Regents should utilize their in-house experts from
all of the Colleges and Universities to develop a plan
to recommend to our citizens and our Legislators that a
portion of general fund resources, with or without ad-
ditional taxes, be earmarked specifically for higher
education. We must avoid, where possible, competition
for such resources with other State programs.
The Price Waterhouse Report contained no such recommen-
dations, although our System's Office requested that
such concerns be addressed.
III. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE REGENTS AND THE LEGIS-
LATURE WITH RESPECT TO FISCAL CONTROL IN THE FUNDING
AND ALLOCATION PROCESS - Legal Counsel for the System,
from existing briefs and additional research, should
prepare a new brief delineating the rights and duties
of the Board of Regents with respect to the fiscal re-
sponsibilities of the Regents. When a consensus of the
Board is reached on the final brief, the brief should be
presented to the Legislators and to legislative counsel
without contentiousness or demand to seek the consensus
of our Legislators with respect to the fiscal responsi-
bilities of both bodies concerning higher education in
the State of Nevada.
Studies II and III should be presented by the Regents to
the Executive and Legislative branches. When the Gover-
nor considers the budget, and the same is before the
Legislature, lobbying efforts should relate specifically
to the 3 studies.
I welcome all suggestions for other projects of this
nature that the Regents can develop with the aid of the
Universities, our Colleges and the Chancellor's Office.
There is no doubt in my mind that we have the requisite
expertise within the State and within our Universities
and Colleges. Certainly, our history, our needs and our
expectations can best be addressed right here at home by
our own experts and consultants.
In summary, by Constitution, we are assigned a separate
and distinct role to govern the University System. We
cannot survive and treat the mandate of the Consitution
as an honorarium and fail to assert our role. I have
every confidence that each member of this Board has the
ability and the will to fully perform our assigned func-
It is time to direct our energies to the establishment
of a full and detailed budget for each of our Colleges
and Universities. Thereby we will eliminate inequities
and misunderstandings which have tended to emphasize the
differences in philosophies and in approaches, and which
result in regional skirmishes.
We must, at the same time, develop a plan for a depend-
able and predictable share of State revenue for higher
Finally, we must define the Regents' role in State gov-
ernment to eliminate controversies concerning fiscal
matters with the Executive and Legislative branches of
Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman
8. Discussion to Release Certain Closed Personnel Minutes
It was requested that the Board of Regents release the por-
tion of the minutes of the personnel session dated June 2,
1988 dealing with the evaluation of President Joseph N.
Under the Nevada Open Meeting Law, minutes of the personnel
session can be released only if the person involved approves
such release, and the majority of the governing board also
grants approval. President Crowley has given his permission
for the release of these minutes.
Mr. Klaich explained that Senator Don Mello, in a vitriolic
attack on President Joseph Crowley, had requested the ques-
tionnaires used to evaluate President Crowley last year.
He stated that the Senator had not requested a copy of the
closed personnel session minutes, but because the question-
naires had been disposed of following a Board decision to
change the process of evaluation, and because the only re-
cord of the questionnaires is contained in a presentation
made in a closed personnel session, this item is before the
Board for consideration.
Chancellor Dawson explained that a questionnaire had been
developed as part of a new process for officer evaluations
used for the first time last year for two officers, Presi-
dents Crowley end Calabro. Subsequently, for a number of
reasons, the Board determined the process was not one they
wished to continue. One of the reasons was that it did not
allow enough involvement of the members of the Board but
called for a review of the questionnaires and personal
interviews by a committee composed of one Regent and two
Presidents from institutions outside the State which were
similar to that of the President being evaluated. Following
the Board's decision to change the process, and to maintain
confidentiality of the respondents, the questionnaires were
Dr. Robert Mead, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, stated that
the questionnaire was distributed with the understanding
that confidentiality would be maintained throughout the
evaluation process. Several faculty members who responded
to the questionnaire are concerned that if it was released,
the confidentiality would be broken and they would be very
reluctant to partake in future surveys for whatever reason.
Further, he stated that he felt the minutes are a part of
the personnel record of the individual and should, there-
fore, not be made public.
Mrs. Gallagher emphasized the autonomy of the Board of Re-
gents, stressing that one of its major responsibilities is
the hiring and firing of its officers. In the case of Pres-
ident Crowley, she stated that had there been any "fatal
flaws" in the Board's ultimate evaluation that he would not
now be "sitting at this table." Further, she stressed that
the request was from a single Legislator and the release of
the confidential minutes could set a precedent for future
requests from other individuals concerning any employee.
Chairman Whitley returned.
Mr. Klaich moved approval to release the portion of minutes
of the closed personnel session of June 2, 1988, which con-
cerns President Joseph Crowley's evaluation. Mr. Foley
seconded. Motion failed unanimously.
Mr. Klaich explained his vote against the motion, stating
that if the questionnaires were public documents, he regret-
ted that the public documents were destroyed. He allowed
that the creation and the destruction of those public doc-
ments, if they be such, may be as the result of a short-
sighted policy of this Board in evaluating its Presidents
and that it is incumbent upon the Board members to be more
careful when embarking upon such processes and to think
through the results. He further stated that he believed
the ability of this Board to evaluate and hire and fire
its executive officers cannot be questioned, as reaffirmed
with this vote.
Dr. Hammargren requested that General Counsel Klasic re-
search and prepare an opinion on whether confidential
questionnaires can be destroyed.
Dr. Eardley, a member of the evaluation team under discus-
sion, related that the team had recommended several changes
in the process. He stressed his feeling that there needed
to be more Board member involvement inasmuch as that is one
of the major functions of the Board.
Chairman Whitley resumed the gavel.
9. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, NNCC, UNR and CCCC
A. Approved promotion to Emeritus Status for the following
William J. Berg, President Emeritus of NNCC, effective
upon his retirement
B. Approved promotion to Emeritus Status for the following
Elizabeth Bernheimer, Assistant Professor Emeritus,
Family and Community Medicine of UNR, effective June 30,
C. Approved promotion to Emeritus Status for the following
Barbara Agonia, Instructor of English Emeritus,
effective upon her retirement
President Meacham introduced Mrs. Agonia and stated that she
is highly regarded by students, staff, and faculty. She is
a first-rate teacher and the students are very fortunate to
have had her as a teacher.
Mrs. Agonia stated she had been at CCCC since its inception
and this was indeed a great honor for her to receive.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus
Status at NNCC, UNR and CCCC. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion
10. Approved Promotion or Assignment to Rank
The following recommendations for promotion or assignment
to rank were forwarded for Board consideration.
A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommend-
ed the following promotions, effective July 1, 1989:
*Joel Berger to Professor of Range, Wildlife and Forestry
Richard A. Bjur to Associate Professor of Pharmacology
*Iain L. 0. Buxton to Associate Professor of Pharmacology
James R. Carr to Associate Professor of Geological
Mohammed S. Fadali to Associate Professor of Electrical
*Faramarz Gordaninejad to Associate Professor of Mechani-
Richard W. Grefrath to Librarian, Rank III
Myrick Land to Professor of Journalism
David M. Lupan to Professor of Microbiology
*Emmanuel Maragakis to Associate Professor of Civil
Glenn C. Miller to Professor of Biochemistry
Pierre F. X. Mousset-Jones to Professor of Mining
*Kambiz Raffiee to Associate Professor of Economics
Raj Siddharthan to Associate Professor of Civil
*Sherman R. Swanson to Associate Professor of Range,
Wildlife and Forestry
B. University of Nevada. Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-
ommended the following promotions, effective July 1,
*Penny Amy to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences,
Science and Math
*Michael Bowers to Associate Professor of Political
Science, Arts & Letters
Camille Clark to Rank II, Library
William Cummings to Professor, Business & Economics
*Donald Diener to Associate Professor of Psychology, Arts
Isabelle Emerson to Associate Professor of Music, Arts &
Shirley Emerson to Associate Professor of Counseling
Education, Psychology & Foundation, Education
Frank Gagliardi to Professor of Music, Arts & Letters
Kenneth Hanlon to Associate Professor of Music, Arts &
*Victor Kwong to Associate Professor of Physics, Science
*Samaan Ladkany to Professor of Civil & Mechanical
Colin Loader to Associate Professor of History, Arts &
Brent Mangus to Associate Professor of Health, Physical
Education and Recreation, Education
Robert Martin to Professor of Hotel Administration
Robert Moore to Professor of Business & Economics
*James Pink to Associate Professor of Arts, Arts &
*Margaret Rees to Associate Professor of Geoscience,
Science & Math
Laverna Saunders to Rank III, Library
Peter Shiue to Professor of Math, Science & Math
*Stanley Smith to Associate Professor of Biological
Sciences, Science & Math
John Swetnam to Professor of Anthropology, Arts &
*Marilyn Vent to Rank III, Library
Maria Weiss to Associate Professor of Curriculum &
Mary Jane Watson to Associate Professor of Nursing,
C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-
ed the following promotions, effective July 1, 1989:
J. Chow to Rank III, Associate Research Professor,
Energy & Environmental Engineering Center
Alan W. Gertler to Rank III, Associate Research
Professor, Energy & Environmental Engineering Center
D. University of Nevada System - Chancellor Dawson recom-
mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1989:
David P. Bartlett to Rank III, Sr. Software Systems
Analyst, Computing Services
Christopher R. Gaub to Rank III 13.0, Cyber Support
Manager, Computing Services
Davan L. Weddle to Rank III, Assistant Director of
Facilities, Computing Services
*Also recommended for Tenure.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of promotions or assignments to
rank as recommended by UNR, UNLV, DRI and UNS. Dr. Eardley
seconded. Motion carried.
11. Approved Award of Tenure
The following recommendations for tenure were forwarded for
A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recom-
mended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to
Ronald G. Bailey, Assistant Professor of Recreation,
Physical Education and Dance
Joel Berger, Associate Professor of Range, Wildlife and
John G. Burch, Professor of Accounting and Computer
*Iain L. 0. Buxton, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Rita Farnham, Associate Professor, Orvis School of
Maurice C. Fuerstenau, Echo Bay Mines Distinguished
Professor of Mineral Processing
*Faramarz Gordaninejad, Assistant Professor of Mechanical
Peter Goin, Associate Professor of Art
Arnold H. Greenhouse, Professor of Internal Medicine
Dorothy Hudig, Associate Professor of Microbiology
Joseph R. Hume, Associate Professor of Physiology
Stephen J. Jenkins, Associate Professor of Counseling
and Educational Psychology
Jane A. Lamb, Associate Professor of Social and Health
Myrick E. Land, Associate Professor of Journalism
Claude K. Lardinois, Associate Professor of Internal
Alex G. Little, Professor of Surgery
Daulatram B. Lund, Associate Professor of Marketing
F. Roy Mac Kintosh, Associate Professor of Internal
*Emmanuel Maragakis, Assistant Professor of Civil
Donald B. Mc Gregor, Associate Professor of Surgery
John R. Mills, Associate Professor of Accounting and
Computer Information Systems
Gary M. Norris, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
*Kambiz Raffiee, Assistant Professor of Economics
M. Bradford Snyder, Associate Professor of Mechanical
*Sherman R. Swanson, Extension Range Specialist, Range,
Wildlife and Forestry
Mark L. Waldo, Associate Professor of English (Director
of Writing Center)
Thomas L. Watterson, Associate Professor of Speech
B. University of Nevada. Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-
ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to the
*Penny Amy, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences,
Science & Math
*Michael Bowers, Assistant Professor of Political
Science, Arts & Letters
Hugh Burgess, Professor of Architecture, Engineering
Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Professor of Theatre Arts, Arts
Thomas Carroll, Professor of Marketing, Business &
Robert Collins, Professor of Marketing, Business &
Yonina Cooper, Associate Professor of Civil & Mechanical
William Culbreth, Associate Professor of Civil &
Mechanical Engineering, Engineering
Leslie Cummings, Associate Professor of Hotel
*Donald Diener, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Arts &
Shelley Heaton, Rank II, Library
*Victor Kwong, Assistant Professor of Physics, Science &
*Samaan Ladkany, Associate Professor of Civil &
Mechanical Engineering, Engineering
John C. Minor III, Associate Professor of Computer
Science/Electrical Engineering, Engineering
Thomas Nartker, Professor of Computer Science/Electrical
Roy Ogawa, Associate Professor of Computer Science/
Electrical Engineering, Engineering
*James Pink, Assistant Professor or Art, Arts & Letters
Norval Pohl, Professor of Management, Business &
*Margaret Rees, Assistant Professor of Geoscience,
Science & Math
Murray Rothbard, Professor of Economics, Business &
Keith R. Schwer, Rank III of Finance, Business &
Sahjendra Singh, Professor of Computer
Science/Electrical Engineering, Engineering
*Stanley Smith, Assistant Professor of Biological Sci-
ences, Science & Math
Larry Strate, Associate Professor of Finance, Business &
*Marilyn Vent, Rank II, Library
Edward Wolf, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Science &
C. Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-
ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to
Robert E. Fagen, Instructor, Industrial & Service
D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg rec-
ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to
Richard L. Mc Carty, Instructor, Computer Information
Cydnee Mc Mullen, Instructor/Department Chair, English
Bret J. Murphy, Instructor of Diesel Technology,
Joan L. Williams, Director of Financial Aid, Student
Services/Financial Aid - Veterans
E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney
recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to
David Boardman, Instructor of Refrigeration, AC, and
Solar, Industrial, Technical & Public Service
Bridget Boulton, Instructor of English, Arts & Sciences
Saundra Emerson, Instructor of Nursing, Health &
Cora F. Wood, Instructor of Sociology, Arts & Sciences
*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of award of tenure for UNR, UNLV,
CCCC, NNCC and TMCC. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
12. Approved Board of Regents' Calendar
Approved the following Board of Regents' calendar for 1990:
Board Meeting Dates Location
January 11-12, 1990 Las Vegas
February 22-23, 1990 Reno
April 5-6, 1990 Las Vegas
May 17-18, 1990 Reno
June 28-29, 1990 Las Vegas (CCCC)
August 30-31, 1990 Reno
October 11-12, 1990 Elko
November 29-30, 1990 Las Vegas
January 3-4, 1991 Reno
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Board of Regents' cal-
endar for 1990. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
13. Legislative Update
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented update on legislative
activities. The budget hearings will conclude April 8 when
Assembly Ways and Means subcommittee meets at CCCC at 3 P.M.
this day, and at UNLV at 8:30 A.M. tomorrow. He and his
staff have been preparing responses to 100 questions asked
by members of both money committees. Hearings have been
scheduled for SB87 (creation of Nevada Health Service Corps)
and SB90 (financing aid for nursing students) on April 10.
The Assembly Ways and Means Submicommittee and Senate Fi-
nance Subcommittee on Higher Education will meet during the
next two weeks in Carson City.
Mr. Klaich stated that the previous Senate Finance hearings
have been intense and some misunderstandings have been
brought to our attention. There were some very fair and
tough questions asked, and Presidents handled and fielded
the questions very professionally. Chairman Bill Raggio
kept the committee under control.
14. Approved Authorization to Seek UNS Operating Budgets
Approved authorization to seek State Budget Office author-
ization to augment UNS current year operating budgets for
additional student fees resulting from increased enroll-
ments. Vice Chancellor Sparks stated the augmentations
UNLV, $1 million
UNR , 0
Dr. Eardley moved approval to seek UNS Operating Budgets
Augmentations. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
15. Report of the Community College Poll
At the February 1989 meeting, the Board of Regents directed
the Community College Faculty Senate Chairmen to conduct a
poll of the faculty, "should they wish to be represented by
a separate bargaining unit, and to report back by the April
Board meeting." Ms. Patti Crookham, NNCC Faculty Senate
Chairman, reported the results of the polls as follows:
For Separate Unit Against Not Voting
CCCC 92 9 14
NNCC 17 2 3
TMCC 46 7 29
WNCC 17 30 6
172 48 52
Ms. Dru Raney, CCCC Faculty Senate Chairman, urged the Board
of Regents to change the Handbook definition to include a
separate unit for the Community Colleges. She stated that
not doing so would send a negative message to the Community
Dr. Hammargren moved to create a separate bargaining unit
for the Community Colleges with each College having the op-
tion whether or ot to belong to the separate unit, to become
effective not sooner than January 1, 1990. Mr. Klaich
Chairman Whitley reminded the Board that she has established
an ad hoc committee to study Community College issues. Dr.
Derby stated that voting against this motion would only
undermine the workings of the ad hoc committee.
Mr. Paul Nelson, WNCC Faculty Senate Chairman, stated that
WNCC has voted strongly against collective bargaining, but
he thought this process was healthy for Community Colleges,
and that good will come from this issue.
Mr. Karamanos stated that the whole process of collective
bargaining depends upon the "spirit" in which it is entered
In answer to a question of General Counsel about why the
current Handbook language was changed in 1982, it was his
recollection that the change would strengthen the position
of the Board and centralize collective bargaining under a
single unit, which would then be more effective.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that the Universities have not been
asked how they feel about the proposed change and it is the
Board of Regents' responsibility to protect the right of
President Meacham questioned remarks made that the proposed
definition change is not a collective bargaining issue and,
if anything, the change would tend to move away from col-
lective bargaining. Dr. Jim Richardson, NFA representative,
stated that it would have a psychological effect.
Motion carried. Regents Whitley and Foley voting in the
Mr. Karamanos left the meeting at this time, and returned later
in the afternoon.
16. Information Only - Report on Mathematics and Science
Projects for Middle School Women and Minorities
During the October 1987 meeting of the Board of Regents,
Chancellor Dawson requested, and Regents granted, $21,600
of Regents Special Project Funds to support educational
programs targeted to meet the need for greater access to
and participation in science and mathematics for under-rep-
resented students. This grant from the Board was matched
by an equal grant from the federal government under Title
II of the Education for Economic Security Act.
The University of Nevada-Reno and the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas offered two programs Statewide in conjunction with
the Community Colleges. These programs were directed to
middle school students who are members of an under-repre-
Vice Chancellor Fox introduced Dean Dale Anderson, UNLV
College of Education, who stated that the program was a
great success and stimulated more interest from women and
minorities. Mrs. Sparks questioned if there would be a
follow-up on the students who participated in the program.
Dean Anderson stated that a tracking method was being
17. Approved Amendment to University Special Admissions Policy
for the 1989-90 and 1990-91 Academic Year
Approved the waiver of the limit placed on special admis-
sions at the two Universities for a 2-year period. Current
Board of Regents policy states that "the maximum number of
applicants who may be admitted each year under the special
admission programs may not exceed four percent of the total
Freshman enrollment for the previous Fall semester...".
Effective Fall, 1989 for the first time students entering
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of
Nevada-Reno are required to complete certain courses for
admission. The Universities have been working closely with
the State Department of Education and Nevada high schools to
make this transition as smooth as possible. However, in
order to provide some needed flexibility during the initial
stage of implementation, the Universities have requested the
4% limit be lifted for the 1989-91 academic years.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the amendment to University
special admission policy for the 1989-90 and 1990-91 aca-
demic years. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
18. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-
mittee meeting, held April 7, 1989, were made by Regent
Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.
(1) Approved a change in the Handbook, Chapter 14, Section
13, lc. to change developmental course numbering from
100D-299D to 001-099. This will provide improved
numeric sequencing of non-developmental courses. See
Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents Office.
(2) Approved the establishment of a Department of Physical
Therapy and an MS in Physical Therapy at UNLV, as
contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.
The program will build upon existing related under-
graduate programs in chemistry, the biological sci-
iences, social sciences, mathematics, physics and
The U. S. Department of Labor estimates that this will
be the 16th fastest growing profession in the country.
Few degree programs are available in the West, and the
proposed degree will be the only one offered in Nevada.
The 1st year will be devoted to planning. Enrollment
is anticipated to be 20 FTE by the 4th year. The es-
timated budget is $91,250 for the 1st year, increasing
to $563,829 by the 5th year, contingent upon student
enrollment. This will include a program director, 7
faculty, and 3 graduate assistants. Accreditation
will be sought through the American Physical Therapy
(3) Approved the AAS degree in Mechanical Technology, as
contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents Office.
Graduates of the proposed program will be qualified to
repair and maintain equipment used in industrial
plants. Existing courses from the Industrial and
Service Technologies Division will be incorporated
into the 61-63 credit curriculum.
The demand for the program is large, with enrollment
projected at 240 students by the 4th year. Industry
leaders from both the public and private sectors have
expressed overwhelming favor for this program and the
Nevada Employment Security Department projects a high
Statewide demand for maintenance repairers.
(4) Information Only - President Calabro has entered into
articulation agreements with the Douglas County School
District and Carson City School District for the pur-
pose of encouraging cooperative programs between high
schools and WNCC. These agreements will facilitate the
transition from high school to Community College. See
AA-4a and AA-4b, filed in the Regents Office.
Dr. Derby commended the efforts in preparing these
Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
19. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held April 7, 1989, were made by Regent Carolyn M. Sparks,
(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNR Scholarship Office, Spring and Fall
1988. The audit report is filed in the Regents Office.
(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNR Parking Services, July 1, 1987 through
September 30, 1988. The audit report is filed in the
Mr. Ashok Dhingra, Vice President of Finance and Admin-
istration, informed the Committee that all recommenda-
tions have been adopted.
(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the University of Nevada School of Medicine,
Savitt Medical Library, July 1, 1987 through December
30, 1988. The audit report is filed in the Regents
(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNLV Residence Hall, July 1, 1987 through
June 30, 1988. The audit report is filed in the Re-
(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the DRI Stead and Dandini Libraries, July 1,
1987 through November 30, 1988. The audit report is
filed in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion
20. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held April 7, 1989, were made by Regent
James Eardley, Chairman.
(1) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,
Sections 17.1, 17.2 and 17.4, Apartment Rentals, UNR,
Section 17. Apartment Rentals, UNR
1. University Village apartments shall rent for $162
per month (effective 7/1/89) with a rental agree-
ment requiring two weeks notice of intent to va-
cate. Rent shall be payable one month in advance.
Before moving in, the tenant shall pay the 1st and
and last month's rent, plus a $100 cleaning and
damage deposit, and a $12.50 key deposit. The
The $112.50 key, damage and cleaning deposit shall
be refunded in whole or in part upon the termina-
tion of the rental agreement and the peaceful sur-
render of the rented premises with the premises
left in a clean and habitable condition (ordinary
wear excepted) and with a complete inventory of
furnishings. Inspection will be made by an author-
ized agent of the University.
Rent not received by 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh
(11th) day of the month will be considered
delinquent and will be subject to a five dollar
($5.00) late charge. Rent or other charges not
paid by the twenty-fifth (25th) of the month when
due will result in termination of the rental
agreement on the last day of the month when due.
2. Stead Campus Apartments
b. Apartments shall rent unfurnished, except stove
and refrigerator, as follows:
July 1, 1989
One bedroom $245 per mo.
Two bedroom 280 per mo.
Studio 90 per mo.
One bedroom $315 per mo.
Two bedroom 350 per mo.
Studio 100 per mo.
17.4 Other apartments and houses owned by the Univer-
sity shall rent as follows:
July 1, 1989
1262 N. Sierra Street $335
90 Twilight (5 plex) 325
120 E. 9th, Apt. A 400
120 E. 9th, Apt. B 260
120 E. 9th, Apt. C 350
120 E. 9th, Apt. D 325
1045 Cooper Ct.. Apts. A-F 325
1048 N. Sierra St.. Apt. A 450
1048 N. Sierra St., Apts. B-E 325
1039 Evans Avenue $625
1045 Evans Avenue 850
1065 Evans Avenue 550
1147 Evans Avenue 600
135 Anelli Lane 525
819-1/2 Center Street 335
819-1/2 Center St. (garage) 60
821 Center Street 565
1040 N. Sierra Street 450
(2) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 15, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates, UNR
1. Food Service
a. Contract, Fall and Spring
20-meal plan $1,375
15-meal plan 1,255
10-meal plan 1,165
7-meal plan 1,100
The above rates are an average 2 semester rate
and are payable 55% in the Fall semester and
45% in the Spring semester. Spring-only con-
tracts are payable at 50%. Freshmen living in
a residence hall are required to purchase 1 of
the 4 meal plans.
b. Cash Sales Year Round
Steak Dinner 5.75
c. Summer Session (Contract)
Per Day $7.46
2. Resident Hall Rates
a. Contract, (Regular Semester Fall and Spring
Double Occupancy (Nye, White
Pine, Lincoln, Manzanita) $1,630
Double Occupany (Juniper Hall) 1,470
Single Room (where available) 1,830
Guaranteed Private (Room for
the academic year)
Double Size Room (Nye, White
Pine, Lincoln, Manzanita) 3,260
Guaranteed Private Juniper
Double Size Room 2,940
All above rates are plus $100/yr refundable
Telephone: individual arrangement with tele-
phone company now required.
These rates are payable 55% in the Fall semes-
ter and 45% in the Spring semester. The Spring
-only rate is 50% of the annual rate.
b. Regular Semester
Double Occupancy $3.00 per day $19 per week
Single Occupancy 4.00 per day 28 per week
Daily Rate is pro-rated against above fees.
c. Summer Session and Conference:
Daily and Summer Session rates are for room
only and are $7.00 per night per person. There
will be an additional charge of 50 cents per
night for each of the following items: 1) bed
linens and pillow; 2) blanket; 3) towels.
(3) Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 10, Student Fees, UNR as follows:
Dissertation Fee $65
Thesis Fee 55
Judicial Thesis Fee 75
These fees will become effective Summer 1989.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.
21. Report and Recommendation of the Legislative Liaison
A report and recommendation of the Legislative Liaison Com-
mittee meeting, held April 7, 1989, were made by Regent
Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman.
(1) Approved asking the Legislature for authorization to
fund $40 million in revenue bonds to build a building
to lease to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
President Maxson explained the 150,000-sq-ft building
would be constructed for EPA laboratories. After con-
struction the EPA would return to UNLV the 4 leased
buildings they now occupy consisting of classroom and
lab space. The building would be constructed on the
northwest corner of Swenson and Tropicana on about 8
acres of UNLV property. The lease would have to be
approved by Congress, and the EPA would have to make a
commitment to lease until the bond is retired. Presi-
dent Maxson clarified that since this bond issue will
not be bank eligible, UNS can issue the bond for an
amount over $10 million.
If approved by the Legislature, UNLV will negotiate
with the EPA and report back to the Board.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendation
of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
22. Report of the Ad Hoc Community College Faculty Relations
A report of the ad hoc Community College Faculty Relations
Committee meeting, held April 4, 1989, was made by Regent
Jill Derby, Chairman. At the meeting the Committee drew
up a mission statement and agreed to conduct a survey of
Community College faculty and to visit the Colleges in the
Fall. Dr. Derby will distribute letters to each faculty
member informing them of the action taken by the Committee.
23. Report of the Ad Hoc NNCC Presidential Search Committee
A report of the ad hoc NNCC Presidential Search Committee
meeting was made by Regent Dorothy S. Gallagher. She stated
that the Committee has selected 7 candidates for further
reference checks. The Committee will select 5 finalists and
schedule interviews throughout the State. She requested the
cooperation from the Regents and Presidents in meeting with
24. Approved Mission Statement, WNCC
Approved the revised Western Nevada Community College Mis-
sion Statement, as contained in Ref. B, filed with the
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the WNCC Mission Statement.
Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
25. Report on the Technologists' Manual, DRI
In January, 1988 the Board approved the Personnel Manual
for DRI Technologists on a pilot basis with authority given
to the President to make necessary changes with a follow-up
report due in one year. President Taranik stated that dur-
ing the trial period the manual has been successful.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the Personnel Manual for DRI
Technologists. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
26. Approved Name Change, UNR
Approved changing the name of the Fire Protection Training
Academy to the Dodd-Beals Fire Protection Training Academy
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the name change to the Dodd-
Beals Fire Protection Training Academy at UNR. Mrs. Sparks
seconded. Motion carried.
27. Approved Lease, UNR
Approved the lease of 4 mining claims near Tonopah, Nevada
to Echo Bay Exploration, Inc.
The claims are part of some 63 patented claims given to UNR
by Domenico Lambertucci in 1967 on behalf of the Mackay
School of Mines. Details of the lease are as follows:
TERM - The initial term of the lease shall be for ten years,
with an option to renew for an additional ten years. The
term may be extended beyond this 20-year period so long as
the property is in production.
ADVANCE ROYALTY PAYMENTS
First Year: $4,000
Second Year: 5,000
Third Year: 6,000
Fourth through Tenth Year: 7,000
Eleventh Year and Thereafter: 10,000
Advance royalty payments shall be adjusted by the change in
the Producer Price Index each year.
PRODUCTION ROYALTY - Echo Bay shall pay a production royalty
of five percent of net smelter returns. All production
royalty payments shall be first subject to credit against
advance royalty payments.
Mr. Klaich moved approval to lease 4 mining claims to Echo
Bay Exploration, Inc. Mrs. Gallager seconded. Motion
28. Approved Easement, UNR
Approved a Sierra Pacific Power Company grant of easement
for underground electric distribution on property previously
leased to Nevada Department of Wildlife. The easement is
for the Department of Wildlife expansion.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of an easement for the Depart-
ment of Wildlife. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
29. Approved the Sale of Property, UNR
Approved selling 75 acres of vacant land to the city of
Mesquite in southern Nevada. The sale price is $15,000.
The land was given to UNR in 1986 and is located in an
extremely remote area, some five miles north of Mesquite.
Proceeds from the sale are to benefit the College of Agri-
culture. Dean Bernard Jones concurs with this request.
General Counsel Klasic will review the legal documents.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to sell property in southern
Nevada for UNR upon review of the documents by General
Counsel. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
30. Approved Constitution, School of Medicine
Approved the Constitution of the Associated Students of the
University of Nevada School of Medicine, as contained in
Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office.
President Crowley introduced Mr. Mark Doubrava, who was a
major contributor to the development of the Constitution.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Constitution of the Asso-
ciated Students of the University of Nevada School of Medi-
cine. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
31. Approved Seeking Accreditation for UNS Athletic Departments
Approved seeking accreditation for UNS athletic Departments,
as contained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office. Dr.
Hammargren recommended that the Board of Regents take the
lead and consider requesting the Northwest Association of
Schools and Colleges review, in particular, the athletic
programs of UNS Universities during its accreditation proc-
ess and make public the findings regarding the programs.
He requested that the Chancellor's Office analyze this in
order to seek improvement, and requested the Board of Re-
gents to appoint a task force to ensure the development of
the highest standards for UNS athletic Departments. It was
referred to the Chancellor for discussion by the Council of
32. New Business
Dr. Gil Cochran, DRI Faculty Senate Chairman, indicated that
his term as Chairman would be ending prior to the next Board
of Regents meeting and he expressed his thanks to the mem-
bers of the Board of Regents for their courtesies towards
him as the Chairman and as a friend. He stated improvements
were always taking place between the faculty and the Board,
and that he had hoped the spirit would continue for improv-
President Taranik announced that the Legislature will be
proclaiming April 13, 1989 as Nevada Medal Day. Dr. W.
Dwight Billings, Professor of Botany, Duke University, will
be this year's recipient and will be honored on April 13 in
Reno. He is noted for inspiring numerous students of plant
ecology who have further contributed to our knowledge of
North American plant communities and vegetation. He has
written over 100 journal articles and books during his
career. His technical advances and innovative approaches to
the study of plant ecologies are especially significant in
the fragile conditions of the Great Basin's high desert.
The meeting adjourned at 2:10 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board