04/06/1989

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 6-7, 1989








04-06-1989

Pages 82-111



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

Board:



Dick L. Maples, Carson City



(4) Approved the following appointment to the CCCC Advisory

Board:



Don Fife, Las Vegas



(5) Approved the following appointment to the TMCC Advisory

Board:



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

Education



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-

gram Evaluation.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of

Education



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

Education



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

Considerations.



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

licensees.



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.



3. Introductions



General Counsel Klasic introduced Mr. Bradley L. Book as the

newly appointed UNS Assistant General Counsel, effective May

1, 1989.



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-

tary Moser.



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

very informative.



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

Nevada System.



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

an honorarium.



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-

fusion.



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-

quests.



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

the Chancellor.



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-

tion.



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

education.



Finally, we must define the Regents' role in State gov-

ernment to eliminate controversies concerning fiscal

matters with the Executive and Legislative branches of

the government.



Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman

Gallagher.



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.

Crowley.



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

destroyed.



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

at NNCC:



William J. Berg, President Emeritus of NNCC, effective

upon his retirement



B. Approved promotion to Emeritus Status for the following

at UNR:



Elizabeth Bernheimer, Assistant Professor Emeritus,

Family and Community Medicine of UNR, effective June 30,

1989



C. Approved promotion to Emeritus Status for the following

at CCCC:



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

carried.



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

Sciences

Mohammed S. Fadali to Associate Professor of Electrical

Engineering/Computer Science

*Faramarz Gordaninejad to Associate Professor of Mechani-

cal Engineering

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

Engineering

Glenn C. Miller to Professor of Biochemistry

Pierre F. X. Mousset-Jones to Professor of Mining

Engineering

*Kambiz Raffiee to Associate Professor of Economics

Raj Siddharthan to Associate Professor of Civil

Engineering

*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,

1989:



*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

& Letters

Isabelle Emerson to Associate Professor of Music, Arts &

Letters

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 &

Letters

*Victor Kwong to Associate Professor of Physics, Science

& Math

*Samaan Ladkany to Professor of Civil & Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

Colin Loader to Associate Professor of History, Arts &

Letters

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 &

Letters

*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 &

Letters

*Marilyn Vent to Rank III, Library

Maria Weiss to Associate Professor of Curriculum &

Instructions, Education

Mary Jane Watson to Associate Professor of Nursing,

Health Sciences



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

Board consideration.



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

mended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to

the following:



Ronald G. Bailey, Assistant Professor of Recreation,

Physical Education and Dance

Joel Berger, Associate Professor of Range, Wildlife and

Forestry

John G. Burch, Professor of Accounting and Computer

Information Systems

*Iain L. 0. Buxton, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Rita Farnham, Associate Professor, Orvis School of

Nursing

Maurice C. Fuerstenau, Echo Bay Mines Distinguished

Professor of Mineral Processing

*Faramarz Gordaninejad, Assistant Professor of Mechanical

Engineering

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

Resources

Myrick E. Land, Associate Professor of Journalism

Claude K. Lardinois, Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine

Alex G. Little, Professor of Surgery

Daulatram B. Lund, Associate Professor of Marketing

F. Roy Mac Kintosh, Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine

*Emmanuel Maragakis, Assistant Professor of Civil

Engineering

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

Engineering

*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

Pathology/Audiology



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

ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to the

following:



*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

& Letters

Thomas Carroll, Professor of Marketing, Business &

Economics

Robert Collins, Professor of Marketing, Business &

Economics

Yonina Cooper, Associate Professor of Civil & Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

William Culbreth, Associate Professor of Civil &

Mechanical Engineering, Engineering

Leslie Cummings, Associate Professor of Hotel

Administration

*Donald Diener, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Arts &

Letters

Shelley Heaton, Rank II, Library

*Victor Kwong, Assistant Professor of Physics, Science &

Math

*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

Engineering, Engineering

Roy Ogawa, Associate Professor of Computer Science/

Electrical Engineering, Engineering

*James Pink, Assistant Professor or Art, Arts & Letters

Norval Pohl, Professor of Management, Business &

Economics

*Margaret Rees, Assistant Professor of Geoscience,

Science & Math

Murray Rothbard, Professor of Economics, Business &

Economics

Keith R. Schwer, Rank III of Finance, Business &

Economics

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 &

Economics

*Marilyn Vent, Rank II, Library

Edward Wolf, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Science &

Math



C. Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-

ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to

the following:



Robert E. Fagen, Instructor, Industrial & Service

Technologies



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg rec-

ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to

the following:



Richard L. Mc Carty, Instructor, Computer Information

Science

Cydnee Mc Mullen, Instructor/Department Chair, English

Bret J. Murphy, Instructor of Diesel Technology,

Technical

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

the following:



David Boardman, Instructor of Refrigeration, AC, and

Solar, Industrial, Technical & Public Service

Division

Bridget Boulton, Instructor of English, Arts & Sciences

Division

Saundra Emerson, Instructor of Nursing, Health &

Sciences Division

Cora F. Wood, Instructor of Sociology, Arts & Sciences

Division



*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

Augmentations



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

were approximately:



UNLV, $1 million

UNR , 0

CCCC, $375,000

TMCC, $130,000

NNCC, $15,000

WNCC, $25-30,000



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

College faculty.



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

seconded.



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

into.



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

each institution.



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

negative.



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-

sented group.



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

developed.



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

physical education.



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

Association.



(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

agreements.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



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,

Chairman.



(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

Regents Office.



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

Office.



(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-

gents Office.



(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

carried.



20. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



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,

as follows:



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:



Effective

July 1, 1989

Student

One bedroom $245 per mo.

Two bedroom 280 per mo.

Studio 90 per mo.



Employee

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:



Effective

July 1, 1989

Monthly Rent

Apartments

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



Houses

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

as follows:



1. Food Service



a. Contract, Fall and Spring



Annual Rate

1989-90



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

1989-90



Breakfast $2.35

Brunch 3.25

Lunch 3.25

Dinner 4.15

Steak Dinner 5.75



c. Summer Session (Contract)

1989-90



Per Day $7.46



2. Resident Hall Rates



a. Contract, (Regular Semester Fall and Spring

Semesters

Annual Rate

1989-90



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

damage deposit.



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.

Motion carried.



21. Report and Recommendation of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



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.

Motion carried.



22. Report of the Ad Hoc Community College Faculty Relations

Committee



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

these finalists.



24. Approved Mission Statement, WNCC



Approved the revised Western Nevada Community College Mis-

sion Statement, as contained in Ref. B, filed with the

permanent minutes.



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

at UNR.



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

carried.



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

Presidents.



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-

ing relations.



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

04-06-1989