04/07/1988

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 7-8, 1988








04-07-1988

Pages 27-51



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 7, 1988



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 231, Truckee

Meadows Community College in Reno.



Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn Sparks



Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos



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 Chairs Patricia Crookham (NNCC),

Frank Hartigan (UNR), Beverly Funk (CCCC), Bill Marchant (UNLV),

Dale Pugsley (WNCC), Steve Wheatcraft (DRI), David Wilkins (TMCC)

and Jim Williams (Unit), and Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Whitley at 1:15 P.M.

on Thursday, April 7, 1988.



1. Approved to Name Building, CCCC



Approved naming the new building at West Charleston and

Torry Pines in Las Vegas the Claude I. Howard Health Sci-

ences Center.



Mr. Foley moved approval to name the new building located at

West Charleston and Torrey Pines in Las Vegas, the Claude I.

Howard Health Sciences Center. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



President Meacham stated that the Claude I. Howard Health

Sciences Center will be an asset for UNS now and in the

future, and expressed gratitude for this new building. The

construction was problem-free and will be completed ahead

of schedule.



2. Approved Acceptance of Gift and Naming of Building



Approved naming the new System Administration building the

Claude I. Howard University of Nevada System Administration

building, located at 2601 Enterprise Road in Reno.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval to name the new System Admin-

istration building in Reno the Claude I. Howard University

of Nevada System Administration building. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Claude I. Howard and Mr.

Robert Meagher of Meagher Construction and expressed his

great appreciation on behalf of the Chancellor's staff for

the beautiful, and well-constructed System building.



On behalf of the members of the Board of Regents, Chairman

Whitley expressed her appreciation to Mr. Howard and Mr.

Meagher for their contributions to the University of Nevada

System.



Mr. Klaich commended Mrs. Edna Brigham for her hard work and

stamina in all aspects of completing the System building.



Accepted a gift in the amount of $150,000 from Mr. Claude I.

Howard to the Board of Regents for the new System Adminis-

tration building.



Mrs. Gallagher moved acceptance of a gift in the amount of

$150,000 from Mr. Claude I. Howard for the new System

building. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



The meeting recessed and reconvened at 3:05 P.M. with all Regents

present except Regent Karamanos.



3. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held March

3, 1988.



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

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



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

WNCC Advisory Board:



Connie Walters, Fallon



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

UNLV Professional Accounting Advisory Council:



Steve Comer, Las Vegas

Dennis C. Gomes, Las Vegas

Roger L. Kreml, Las Vegas

B. Michl Lloyd, Las Vegas

John G. Miner, Las Vegas

Phillip C. Pechman, Las Vegas

L. Ralph Piercy, Las Vegas

Thomas W. Schalk, Las Vegas



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

NNCC Advisory Board:



Dick Block, Elko

Ken Brunk, Elko

Sharon Feltman, Jackpot

Dave Roden, Winnemucca

Garry Thielen, Battle Mountain

James Zacharias, Wendover



(6) Approved the extension of sick leave with pay for 90

days to Mr. Wayne Smith. Mr. Smith, Assistant Control-

ler at UNR, suffered a stroke while at work on January

14, 1988. He has been on annual and sick leave since

that time and the accumulated leave will expire on

May 16, 1988.



(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Commission on Economic

Development



Effective: Upon signature through June 30, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $25,000

Purpose : Conduct study of the advertising cam-

paign for the Commission to promote

economic or industrial development.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada State Bureau of

Services for Child Care (Department of Human Re-

sources



Effective: March 10 to June 30, 1988

Amount : $3,512

Purpose : Child care training.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Department of

Education



Effective: April 29 through June 15, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $2,000

Purpose : Provide tuition waivers for maximum of

40 teachers, C & I 487/687 - Special

Topics in Education: "Teaching and

Testing for Proficiency in the Foreign

Language/ESL Classroom".



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Department of

Education



Effective: May 1, 1988 through January 1, 1989

Amount : Not to exceed $8,450

Purpose : Provide tuition waivers for planning

and implementation of the Governor's

Institute for Gifted and Talented

Students to be held at UNLV.



E. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Department of

Education



Effective: April 6 through April 11, 1988

Amount : Not to exceed $2,000

Purpose : Provide tuition waivers for a maximum

of 40 teachers, CIE/ESE 499/500 -

Special Problems in Education: "Higher

Order Thinking and the LEP/NEP Student"



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.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



4. Introductions



President Gwaltney commended the TMCC staff for preparation

in hosting the Board of Regents meeting. He announced that

the Redfield Foundation has donated $50,000 for the Endow-

ment Challenge Grant Program and will match up to $50,000

in the second year. He extended his appreciation to Dr.

Karen Garner, Executive Director of Development and Founda-

tion, and Ms. Paula Ringkob, Associate Dean of College

Services, for their efforts in obtaining the grant.



President Maxson introduced Kirk Hendrich, outgoing CSUN

President; Denise Gentila, CSUN Vice President; newly elect-

ed CSUN President Steve Evenson; and Tristam Harrington,

CSUN Vice President Pro Tempore.



President Crowley introduced Carl Gatson, outgoing ASUN

President, and newly elected ASUN President Adam Fairfield.



5. Chairman's Report



Chairman Whitley reported that she attended the Association

of Governing Boards Conference in Washington, D. C. on March

11-15, 1988, along with Chancellor Mark Dawson and Secretary

Mary Lou Moser. The Seminar for Board Chairpersons and

Chief Executives of Public Institutions was exceptional.



6. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that $1,000 had been donated to

the Kara Funk Memorial on behalf of the Board of Regents.



The System Administration building walk-through has been

scheduled and moving day is scheduled for April 19, 1988.



Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin is Second Vice President of the Associ-

ation of Community College Trustees (ACCT), a national high-

er education organization, and will soon be up for election

for the position of First Vice President. She has accepted

the invitation to serve on the WNCC Advisory Board, and

would like to continue serving on the ACCT Board of Direc-

tors, and this will will require funding.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that this service has added credibil-

ity to UNS and Nevada, and said she felt that Mrs. Sheerin

has performed an excellent job in representing higher edu-

cation and the State of Nevada. Mrs. Sparks also commended

Mrs. Sheerin for her service.



Chancellor Dawson stated that he would interpret the posi-

tive comments as authority to continue paying the costs of

serving on the national board.



Presidential evaluations are in progress and on April 28,

1988, out-of-state consultants will visit Nevada as part of

the evaluation of UNR President Crowley. The Chancellor

will report to the Board of Regents at its June 2-3 meeting.

Evaluation questionnaries have been mailed and are in the

process of being tallied for WNCC President Calabro.



On March 18, 1988 President Jose Antonio Ardanza of the

Basque Country visited Nevada. The President recognized

the Basque Studies Program at UNR and has committed to a

cultural exchange between the Basque people and UNR. In

addition, a working relationship with the University of

Nevada Press was established, and the Basque Country will

subsidize several Basque publications. Student scholarships

have been established for the Basque Studies Program at UNR.



General Counsel Don Klasic reported that on March 29, the

court ruled in favor of UNS in the case of Barmettler vs.

UNS. The case could be appealed to the Nevada State Supreme

Court.



On March 31 the Nevada State Supreme Court found in favor

of UNS in the case of Roberts vs. UNS. This case dealt with

whether UNS professionals are eligible for longevity pay.



A new suit was filed on March 31: NSEA vs. Whitley, Meacham

and Dawson. This case pertains to collective bargaining.

In order for the System to vote on whether to establish

collective bargaining 30% of all UNS professional faculty

would have to sign a petition calling for an election to be

conducted.



Mrs. Gallagher commended General Counsel Klasic for his

legal service to the System.



7. 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, 1988:



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

Geology, Mackay School of Mines

Berch Berberoglu, to Professor of Sociology

George G. Bierkamper, to Professor of Pharmacology

*Rhoda E. Cummings, to Associate Professor of Curriculum

and Instruction

Jane P. Davidson, to Professor of Art

William L. Eubank, to Associate Professor of Political

Science

Christopher H. Exline, to Professor of Geography

*Gary L. Fisher, to Associate Professor of Counseling and

Guidance Personnel Services

*Philip H. Goodman, to Association Professor of Internal

Medicine

*Gary Haynes, to Associate Professor of Anthropology

Piortr Hoffman, to Professor of Philosophy

Stephen J. Jenkins, to Associate Professor of Counseling

and Guidance Personnel Service

*Stuart T. Nichol, to Associate Professor of Veterinary

Medicine

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

Service, College of Agriculture

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

ology

John Rosecrance, to Associate Professor of Criminal

Justice

Mehdi Saiidi, to Professor of Civil Engineering



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

ommended the following promotions, effective July 1,

1988:



Cheryl Bowles, to Professor of Nursing

Vicky Carwein, to Professor of Nursing

Frank Dempster, to Professor of Counseling, Educational

Psychology and Foundations

Russell Hurlburt, to Professor of Psychology

Yoshi Ishikawa, to Associate Professor of Music

*Ashok Iyer, to Associate Professor of Computer Science

& Electrical Engineering

Alan Miller, to Professor of Management

*Ronald Milne, to Associate Professor of Accounting

Frederick Preston, to Professor of Sociology

Satish Sharma, to Professor of Social Work

Eugene Smith, to Professor of Geoscience

Peter Starkweather, to Professor of Biological Sciences

Larry Strate, to Associate Professor of Finance

William Thompson, to Professor of Management

*Glenn Vent, to Associate Professor of Accounting



C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-

ed the following promotions, effective July 1, 1988:



Daniel L. Freeman, to Rank III/Associate Research

Meteorologist, Energy & Environmental Engineering

Center

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

Sciences Center

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

sor, Social Sciences Center

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

entist, Atmospheric Sciences Center

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

fessor, Energy & Environmental Engineering Center



D. University of Nevada System - Chancellor Dawson recom-

mended the following promotion, effective July 1, 1988:



Dale Paul Seaman, to Rank III of Supervisory Analyst/

Programmer



*Also recommended for Tenure.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of promotions or assignments

to rank as recommended by UNR, UNLV, DRI and UNS. Mrs.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved Award of Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure were forwarded for

Board consideration.



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

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

following:



Robert E. Blatz, Associate Professor of Accounting and

Computer Information Systems

Reinhard Bruch, Associate Professor of Physics

*Rhoda E. Cummings, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and

Instruction

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli, Associate Professor of Electrical

Engineering/Computer Science

*Gary L. Fisher, Assistant Professor of Counseling and

Guidance Personnel Services

Duane L. Garner, Professor of Animal Science

*Philip H. Goodman, Assistant Professor of Internal

Medicine

Virginia A. Haldeman, Associate Professor of Home

Economics

Helen C. Hall, Associate Professor of Home Economics

Steven C. Hayes, Professor of Psychology

*Gary Haynes, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Adolf E. Hieke, Associate Professor of English

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

Jack Lazerson, Professor of Pediatrics

Cleborne D. Maddux, Professor of Curriculum and

Instruction

Theodore J. Mitchell, Associate Professor of Managerial

Sciences

*Stuart T. Nichol, Assistant Professor of Veterinary

Medicine

*Robert G. Norris, Rank II, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

Kenneth J. Peak, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Olena K. Plummer, Assistant Professor of Recreation,

Physical Education and Dance

*Nelson G. Publicover, Assistant Professor of Physiology

Nicki L. Eoff Rippee, Assistant Professor of Recreation,

Physical Education and Dance

Robert S. Sheridan, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Robert H. Turner, Associate Professor of Mechanical

Engineering

Richard A. Wirtz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering



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

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

following:



Patrick Apfel, Assistant Professor of Radiological

Sciences, Health Sciences

Stanley Cloud, Associate Professor of Physics, Science,

Mathematics and Engineering

Mary Dale Deacon, Rank III of Library, Library

*Ashok Iyer, Associate Professor of Computer Science &

Electrical Engineering, Science, Mathematics and

Engineering

John Massengale, Professor of School of HPER, Education

*Ronald Milne, Associate Professor of Accounting, Busi-

ness and Economics

Loralee Nelson, Rank II of Library, Library

Peter Shiue, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sci-

ence, Science, Mathematics and Engineering

Elson Stetson, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction,

Education

*Glenn Vent, Associate Professor of Accounting, Business

and Economics

William Wells, Professor of Engineering, Engineering



C. Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-

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

following:



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

Occupations

Alison Mc Pherson, Director, Science and Health



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg rec-

ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1988; to the

following:



Michael J. Mc Farlane, Instructor of Physical Science,

Physical Science

Mark Ports, Instructor of Life Science, Math, Science

and Computers



E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1 1988, to

the following:



Sigrun Coffman, Instructor of Developmental English,

Arts and Sciences Division

John Coles, Counselor, Counseling and Testing, Student

Services

Cynthia Davis, Instructor of Mathematics, Arts and

Sciences Division

Patricia Durham-Taylor, Instructor of Nursing, Health

Sciences Division

Scott L. Mac Donald, Instructor of Engineering Tech-

nology, Industrial, Technical & Public Service

Division

Elsie Reinhardt, Instructor of Mathematics, Arts and

Sciences Division

Virginia Rivers, Instructor of Biology, Arts and Sci-

ences Division

Anna Veltri, Counselor, Counseling and Testing, Student

Services



F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

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

the following:



Valerie Anderson, Reference Librarian, Learning

Resources

Bill H. Davies, Dean of College Services, College

Services

Dennis Hull, Coordinator, Counseling

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

tional Services

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

William Mewaldt, Instructor of Science, Fallon Campus



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of award of tenure for UNR, UNLV,

CCCC, NNCC, TMCC and WNCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



9. Information Only - Recommendations for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment to

rank were forwarded for Board consideration. This is an

information item only, with Board action scheduled for the

June 2-3, 1988 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

the following promotion, effective July 1, 1988:



Edward F. Wishart, to Professor of Mathematics



B. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommends

the following promotions, effective July 1, 1988:



John L. Bowen, to Rank III, Energy and Environmental

Engineering Center

Dennis Ghiglieri, to Rank III, Water Resources Center

Engineering Center



10. Information Only - Recommendations for Award of Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure were forwarded for

Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the June 2-3, 1988 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

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

ing:



James N. Brune, Rank IV, Seismological Laboratory,

Mackay School of Mines

Nouha Salibi, Assistant Professor of Physics, College

of Arts and Science

Harrison H. Sheld, Associate Professor of Obstretrics

and Gynecology, School of Medicine



11. Approved Awarding of Emeritus Status, UNS, TMCC and WNCC



The following persons have been recommended for emeritus

status:



UNS - Acting Executive Director Warren Fox recommended Lois

Kurtz, Senior Software Systems Analayst Emeritus.



TMCC - President Gwaltney recommended Dorothy Button, In-

structor of Nursing Emeritus.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of promotion to Emeritus

Status. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



12. Approved Waiver of Notice of Intent for Early Retirement,

UNLV



Approved waiving the 1-year notice of intent to retire for

Chester K. Davis, Documents Librarian, for an early retire-

ment incentive payment. Mr. Davis plans to retire June 30,

1988.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the waiver of notice of intent

for early retirement for Chester K. Davis at UNLV. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



13. Approved Housing Allowance



Approved a $12,000 Las Vegas housing allowance for DRI Pres-

ident James Taranik. President Taranik spends considerable

time in Las Vegas developing DRI in southern Nevada.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of a $12,000 housing allowance

for DRI President Taranik. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Mr.

Klaich opposed. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich explained that he was not in favor of singling

out one Officer's perquisites for review, saying he felt

that all Officers' perquisites should be brought before the

Board at the same time. Chancellor Dawson stated that Pres-

ident Taranik needs a commitment so he can take advantage of

lower interest rates on the mortgage and locate a residence

in Las Vegas.



14. Approved Board of Regents Calendar



Approved the following proposed Board of Regents calendar

for 1989:



Board Meeting Dates Location



January 12-13, 1989 Las Vegas

February 23-24, 1989 Carson City

April 6-7, 1989 Las Vegas

May 18-19, 1989 Reno

June 28-29, 1989 Las Vegas

September 7-8, 1989 Reno

October 19-20, 1989 Las Vegas

December 7-8, 1989 Reno



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Board of Regents calendar

for 1989 with the amendment to hold the February 23-24

meeting in Carson City. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



15. Report on Nursing Shortages in Nevada



Pursuant to a previous request by the Board, Vice Chancellor

Fox presented a report on the nursing shortage in Nevada,

which is filed in the Regents Office. In a related matter,

the Community Colleges will meet with a national consultant

to identify requirements each must meet to achieve accredi-

tation from the National League for Nursing.



Nationally, most large hospitals had vacancy rates in excess

of 15%. The Nevada vacancy rate for nurses in hospitals

averaged 8.25% in 1987. Washoe County vacancy rates average

8.6%; Clark County vacancy rates average 11.3%.



Senator Raymond Rawson, Chairman of the Nevada Legislature's

Committee on Health Care, has indicated support for promo-

tion and expansion of UNS nursing programs to address the

shortage.



Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Gal-

lagher.



16. Approved Proposal on Health Services, UNR



President Crowley presented a proposal concerning student

health services at UNR. A Campus committee has been review-

ing alternatives, and has recommended that the School of

Medicine operate the University's Student Health Service to

provide expanded health care programs, expanded hours of

operation, a 24-hour on-call physician service, access to

consulting doctors and reduced costs of operation.



The School of Medicine has made a commitment to treat UNR

students as a higher priority than the general population

in its Family Clinic. The UNR Student Health Advisory Com-

mittee would continue to serve and to aid in the transition.

Retention of the current health service staff will be a high

priority with no loss of salary.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the concept of the School of

Medicine to operate the health services at UNR and that UNR

will make a report at the June meeting on the transitional

problems. If the proposal as presented is not feasible, a

report will be made to that effect. Dr. Eardley seconded.



There will be 2 sites: Health Center I in Juniper Hall and

Health Center II in Family and Community Medicine Center.

A shuttle transportation system will be established for the

convenience of the students who are referred from one site

to the other.



Mr. Carl Gatson, ASUN President, emphasized that the student

is the primary concern and that it is important for the stu-

dent health service to remain on Campus. He stated that the

students want it made very clear that their needs will be

addressed prior to those of the general public.



Mr. Paul Gowans, concerned citizen, said handicapped stu-

dents were concerned about transportation to and from the

Medical School's Clinic. The planned 15-minute time frame

may not be adequate for the handling of the handicapped stu-

dent. He stated a more personalized transportation system

is needed, and requested that funding be made available for

this purpose. Dr. Crowley responded by saying transporta-

tion needs of the handicapped would be provided.



Motion carried.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held April 7, 1988, were made by Regent Joseph

Foley, Chairman.



(1) In January the Board of Regents approved a motion call-

ing for all UNS nursing programs to obtain accredita-

tion by the National League of Nursing (NLN) no later

than June 30, 1989.



Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs,

distributed a report addressing the proposed timetable

and accreditation cost estimates as submitted by the

Community College Presidents. In the report the Pres-

idents asked for an extension beyond the June 30, 1989

deadline. The Committee denied this request. (This

report is filed in the Regents Office.)



Ongoing costs for the Community Colleges are estimated

to be $598,920; most of the costs would fund additional

faculty positions.



Vice Chancellor Fox emphasized that NLN accreditation

will not solve all articulation and transfer problems,

but will improve the process.



Mr. Foley reiterated that the NLN nursing accreditation

task will continue to follow the original time schedule

of implementation of June 30, 1989.



(2) Approved the following policy statement for inclusion

in the Board of Regents Handbook as a guideline for

Community College designation of course prefixes.



It is the intent of the Articulation Board that all

Community College transfer courses follow a State-

wide system of course designation. Although not

encouraged, exceptions to this policy are permit-

ted. Any exceptions must be reported to the Artic-

ulation Board for information.



The Community Colleges are also encouraged to

coordinate and standardize the course prefixes for

nontransferable courses.



This statement will be placed in the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 14, as Section 12, Community College Course

Prefixes. The remaining sections of Chapter 14 also

will be renumbered.



Mrs. Sheerin requested that an alternative term be

pursued for "terminal degree", stating that she felt

it had a negative connotation.



(3) Approved the AAS degree in Computer Technology at TMCC,

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



The program will provide a foundation for graduates in

computer hardware, software, maintenance and applica-

tions.



There is a high demand for electrical/electronic tech-

nicians in Nevada, as reflected by approximately 50 job

openings per year in the local area. Enrollment is

anticipated to reach 40 FTE by the 4th year of the

program.



Mr. Foley commended Dr. Ron Remington, Vice President

of Instruction at TMCC, and his staff for developing

the program.



(4) Approved the Ph. D. in Metallurgical Engineering at

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

Office.



The research-oriented program will focus on the link

between the scientific knowledge of minerals, metals,

materials and man-made products.



The growth of the mining industry in Nevada, as well

as the desire for economic diversification, requires a

high degree of technical and research training such as

will be provided through the Ph. D. in Metallurgical

Engineering. In addition, there is sufficient demand

from qualified students to support the program.



(5) The Committee discussed consideration of increasing

admission standards at UNR. The proposed standards are

the result of year-long discussions on the UNR Campus

and have been discussed at the Council of Presidents.



UNR's proposal calls for a minimum Freshman entrance

requirement, effective in Fall, 1991, of graduation in

the top half of one's high school class, or a 3.0 grade

point average (rather than 2.3), or a composite ACT

score of 20.0, or an SAT score of 925. The proposal

included establishment of a committee to review in-

dividual cases involving minority, non-traditional and

re-entering students.



President Crowley stated that admission standards were

addressed nearly 20 years ago in the "Sharp Report"

made to the 1967 Nevada State Legislature. UNR has

reached a level of maturity and quality to address this

issue. Several other western states have increased

their admission standards, so this is not a new concept

in the West. He reported that not all changes can be

addressed until the policy goes into effect and is im-

plemented. He stated that he felt this policy would

only affect a small minority of potential UNR students.

Community Colleges may be able to better serve these

students by helping them to acquire developmental

skills and aiding them to transfer to the Universities.



Mrs. Whitley queried how students who do not meet the

standard would be assisted, and President Crowley re-

sponded that an undergraduate committee would meet with

those students and advise them on available alterna-

tives. There will be some exceptions to the standards,

of course. The committee would communicate with high

school teachers, counselors, interview the student, and

ask the student to write a paper. This would be a pos-

itive committee, not an appeals committee.



President Crowley listed some of the major concerns

with this policy, including: 1) the impact on minori-

ties; 2) the impact on non-traditional students; and

3) the impact on budgets at the Universities and the

Community Colleges.



Dr. Dennis Brown, Vice President of Academic Affairs,

distributed a handout and highlighted some of the

statements. In 1986, 117 students would not have met

the stated criteria. In 1987, 146 Nevada Freshmen

would not have been admitted. For the 117 Nevada

Freshmen who would not have been accepted in 1986, UNR

is not aware of any who actually re-enrolled in Fall,

1987. The report concluded that the academic profile

of UNR minority students is nearly identical to that

of the entire student body with regard to the impact

of UNR admissions standards. The group of non-admis-

sible students currently fares very poorly at UNR.



In regard to the undergraduate committee, Mrs. Sparks

questioned if this procedure would insult the student,

and Dr. Brown stated that the student would not be

aware until after the committee had reviewed the ap-

plication.



Mrs. Sheerin stated that UNR would no longer be an

"open-door" institution and queried how UNR was plan-

ning to reach out to the high school students before

they turn away and/or before applying. Dr. Brown in-

formed her that the admission standards would be made

very clear to high school counselors and UNR would con-

tinue its recruitment efforts.



Mrs. Sparks suggested that since the new high school

graduation requirements will be effective in Fall, 1989

increased admission standards should be addressed at a

later date to see how the new course requirements will

impact student enrollment. She stated she felt that

high school students need a period of adjustment.

President Crowley stated that the proposed admission

standards would not have a major effect on the new

graduation requirements.



Mr. Klaich expressed support for the increased admis-

sion standards at UNR, stating that students will suc-

ceed and concerns of minorities will be addressed. UNR

will make every attempt to help the "high risk student"

succeed. The financial burdens at the University and

Community Colleges will have to be addressed. UNR is

not an "elitist" institution, and the System must make

sure that the State does not view UNR in that respect.

He stated that he felt that the policy should be stud-

ied further and developed, and that the Board of Re-

gents should endorse this proposal.



Mrs. Whitley stated that she had been approached by

several different groups who are very concerned with

this proposal. UNLV is not prepared to increase its

standards yet. Mr. Klaich stated that this proposal

is not binding for UNLV.



Dr. Eardley reminded the Committee that the Community

Colleges were developed to encourage students. The

Community Colleges are mature institutions and do not

create failures among students. The increased admis-

sion standards will only make a student more success-

ful and Dr. Eardley stated that he fully supported

this proposal.



Mrs. Sparks stated that she was in support of the pro-

posal, but felt that the timing was wrong. The new

budget formula will be affected by any decline in en-

rollments. Additional funding should be sought if

this were to go forward.



Mr. Frank Page, concerned citizen, stated that this

proposal violated the intent of UNR's mission as a

land grant institution and disagreed with the proposal.



Dr. Bill Marchant, UNLV Faculty Senate Chair, read a

UNLV Faculty Senate resolution supporting a Systemwide

policy and a collaborative effort between the Univer-

sities. Dr. Frank Hartigan, UNR Faculty Senate Chair,

stated that after long and hard debates over this is-

sue the UNR faculty support the proposal and are will-

ing to take a risk.



Vice Chancellor Warren Fox stated that the Chancellor's

Office had not reviewed the proposal and requested that

the proposal be developed more extensively before im-

plementation.



President Gwaltney stated that TMCC would be ready to

accept more students and supported UNR's proposal.

President Maxson also expressed his support and asked

that a Statewide mission be established to provide for

the specific needs of all students. He further offered

that UNLV would be willing to entertain a similar pol-

icy in the future and stated that he did not feel it

necessary to delay UNR's proposal.



Mrs. Gallagher expressed her support for the proposal

by stating that UNS should be concerned about the

quality of education it delivers. At this time, there

is not much funding for high-quality programs, and sug-

gested that this proposal may protect those programs.



President Meacham expressed concern about the financial

impact this proposal would have on the Community Col-

leges, and requested assistance from the Board when the

need arises. President Crowley responded that he was

sensitive to the Community Colleges and suggested that

the need for improved developmental education ratios

sought in funding of formulas be emphasized during the

1989 Legislative Session. If they will not support the

proposal, then UNR would withdraw the policy. He re-

ported that UNR is one of the last land grant institu-

tions to increase its standards. It is not the intent

of UNR to hurt any student, only to help them. He

stated that this proposal is the most important pro-

posal he has had to bring to the Board during the 10

years of his Presidency.



Mrs. Sparks said she felt that without a recommendation

from the Chancellor's Office this should not be ap-

proved, and requested that the motion be amended to

postpone taking a final vote until the Special Meeting

on April 23, 1988.



President Crowley explained that this proposal did not

go before the Academic Affairs Council because it was

discussed at the Council of Presidents meeting. Chan-

cellor Dawson stated a major concern was the impact in

the biennial budget for the Community Colleges and, in

his estimation, this is the correct time to bring this

proposal before the Committee.



Mrs. Sheerin amended the original motion to add that a

staff recommendation be brought before the Committee on

April 23, 1988.



It was requested that UNR prepare additional informa-

tion on the drop-out rate and that information be

available on student/faculty ratios and part-time/

full-time ratios for all institutions.



Mr. Klaich disagreed that UNR would be taking a risk at

the expense of the Community Colleges. President Crow-

ley stated that there would be a slight financial im-

pact initially but that this is not a very large risk

for UNS. President Berg stated that the increased ad-

mission standards will not harm students. On the con-

trary, it would help students succeed at the Community

College level and better prepare them for University-

level study.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held April 7, 1988, were made by Regent Carolyn Sparks,

Chairman.



(1) Approved the audit report and recommendations of UNR

Continuing Education. Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the audit of the UNR Continuing

Education, January 1, 1986 through June 30, 1987, filed

in the Regents Office.



(2) Approved audit report and recommendations of Lawlor

Events Center at UNR. Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the audit of the UNR Lawlor Events

Center, July 1, 1986 through June 30, 1987, filed in

the Regents Office.



The last audit for the period ending June 30, 1985,

contained a few recommendations which have not yet been

implemented and Mr. Tom Judy, Assistant to the Vice

President of Finance and Administration and Controller

at UNR, explained that a change in personnel has caused

a delay in implementation. These items will be addres-

sed and reported back to the Committee.



(3) Approved audit report and recommendations of the Office

of Undergraduate Admissions at UNLV. Internal Audit

Director Sandi Cardinal presented the audit of UNLV

Office of Undergraduate Admission, July 1, 1986 through

June 30, 1987, filed in the Regents Office.



(4) Approved audit report and recommendations of the

Graduate College Admissions at UNLV. Internal Audit

Director Sandi Cardinal presented the audit of UNLV

Graduate College Admissions, July 1, 1986 through June

30, 1987, filed in the Regents Office.



(5) Information Only, follow-up report on Continuing Edu-

cation at UNLV. Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal

presented the follow-up report on the UNLV Continuing

Education audit, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion ca-

ried.



19. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held April 7, 1988, were made by Regent

James Eardley, Chairman.



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

tion 15, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates, UNR,

filed in the Regents Office.



Dining Commons: The Professional Food-Service Manage-

ment (PFM) has requested an increase of approximately

5% based upon projected increases in food, operating

costs and salaries. In order to cover the costs of

operating the Dining Commons, replace obsolete equip-

ment, etc., the rates requested by PFM have been in-

creased 15% of the 5%. Therefore, UNR is requesting

a little less than a 6% increase.



Residence Halls: The last increase in residence hall

rates was for 1986-87. An increase of approximately

10% is sought for salary increases, increases in oper-

ating costs, and deferred maintenance problems.



(2) Approved a loan from the Capital Improvement Fee Fund

in an amount not to exceed $170,000 for the Animal Care

Facility at UNR.



Assembly Bill No. 613, passed by the 1987 Nevada State

Legislature, authorized the issuance of $2,200,000 in

State General Obligation bonds to construct a building

to house reasearch (Animal Care Facility) on the UNR

Campus. Sale of the bonds will not be authorized until

after August 30, 1988.



To avoid delaying this project until after the sale of

bonds, permission is requested to borrow the required

amount for architect fees, plan checks, soil tests and

other miscellaneous costs. The Capital Improvement

Fee Fund would be repaid from the proceeds of the bond

sale.



(3) Approved using up to $425,000 from the Capital Improve-

ment Fee Fund to begin design and planning of the new

UNR engineering laboratory center.



The 1987 Legislature appropriated $425,000 for design

and planning with the stipulation that UNR raise $1

million in private funds. The funds are scheduled to

be released August 1, 1988.



UNR has received $1,105,150 in confirmed contributions

and pledges, and oral pledges of $105,000. Confirma-

tion letters for these oral pledges are being processed

and the capital campaign will continue for several more

months. President Crowley plans to inform Governor

Bryan of the donations so that the State Controller can

release the appropriated funds.



The Capital Improvement fee Fund will be replenished

when State funds are released August 1, 1988.



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

tion 10, Student Fees, UNLV. The late fee for Summer

registration will be increased from $10 to $25.



UNR UNLV CCCC NNCC TMCC WNCC



Late Registration Fee

(for students registering

for 7 credits or more)



Per day 5 5 5 3 5 5

Maximum, regular semester 25 25 25 25 25 25

Maximum, Summer Session 10 * 10 10 10 10



*Late registration fee for

any student registering late

for any UNLV Summer Session

course



Per day 25

Maximum per session 50



(5) Approved adoption of the following salary schedule with

the understanding that the Community College Presidents

will develop criteria for uniform initial placement and

guidelines for method of movement on the salary sched-

ule common to all UNS Community Colleges. When this

criteria is developed, it will be presented to the

Board of Regents.



Minimum Median Maximum

$17,988 $29,500 $48,380



A Handbook change will be required in Title 4, Chapter

3, Sections 15 and 16, Salary Schedules, Community

Colleges.



Community College Faculty Senate Chairmen met jointly

to develop a common salary schedule, and endorsed the

proposal. They also said they would play an active

role in developing initial placement and movement cri-

teria.



One proposal will be to adjust the median annually

based upon results of national salary studies among

comparable Colleges.



One benefit of the new schedule is that it allows in-

stitutions flexibility in addressing salary equity

concerns.



General Counsel Klasic requested that authority be

given to the Chancellor's Office, upon approval of

this criteria, to make amendments to the UNS Code per-

taining to ranges as an eligibility requirement to

receive tenure.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

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

Motion carried.



20. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held April 7, 1988, were made by Regent Daniel

Klaich, Chairman.



(1) Approved modifying the targeted asset allocation for

the Sanford Bernstein & Co., Inc. account from 72.5%

Equity/27.5% Fixed Income to 60.0% Equity/40.0% Fixed

Income. The change is to be accomplished by June 30,

1988 to reduce the UNS Permanent Endowment Pool overall

investment allocation to equities.



(2) Approved a reduction in the 1989-90 spending rate from

5% to 4 1/2%. It is estimated that the reduction in

the spending rate will not reduce the dollars allocated

to the programs supported by the endowment fund. The

purpose of the reduction is to increase the realiabil-

ity over time of a steady flow of income to the pro-

grams supported by the endowment funds.



(3) Approved to invest $2,000,000 of additional endowment

funds with Quest Advisory Group Co. for the Royvest

Trustees Fund.



The investment will fill a void in an asset category

for the UNS Permanent Endowment Pool by adding a manag-

er targeting equity in small capitalization companies.



(4) Approved to invest operating fund cash assets with

Sanford Bernstein & Co., Inc. using its intermediate

cash management services. Investment goals for oper-

ating funds placed with Sanford Bernstein & Co., Inc.

will be to exceed returns on conventional money market

securities, outperform the Merrill Lynch 1-3 year

Treasury Index, and achieve consistently positive re-

turns on an annual basis. Operating funds placed with

with Sanford Bernstein & Co., Inc. will not require

immediate liquidity.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion

carried.



21. Approved Handbook Change, Scholarships, UNR and UNLV



Approved the change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 18,

Sections 11, 12 and 13, Scholarships, as contained in Ref.

B, filed in the Regents Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

scholarships at UNR and UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion

carried.



22. Approved Good Neighbor Policy, UNLV and CCCC



Approved the Good Neighbor Tuition Policy for southern Ne-

vada, as follows:



A graduate of a specifically designated high school or

Community College in a state bordering on Nevada may be

charged a differential tuition when enrolling as an

undergraduate or graduate student at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas, or at Clark County Community College.

Furthermore, any person who resides in a county in which

a designated high school or Community College is located

and who has maintained a bona fide legal resident status

for a period of at least 12 consecutive months prior to

the first day of the semester in which enrollment is

sought, may also be charged a differential tuition.



Those high schools and Community Colleges located in

Arizona, Southern California and Utah bordering on Ne-

vada and for which a town or a city in Nevada provides

a significant source of goods and services, include the

following:



Mohave County, Arizona

Mohave Union High Schools

Kingman High School

Bullhead City High School

Colorado City High School

Lake Havasu High School

Mohave Community College (3 Campuses)



San Bernardino County, California

Baker Valley High School

Monument High School

29 Palms High School

Sky High School

Yucca Valley High School

Needles High School

Silver Valley High School



Inyo County, California

Big Pine High School

Palisades High School

Bishop High School

Death Valley High School

Owens Valley High School

Lone Pine High School



Washington, County, Utah

Dixie High School

Pine View High School

Hurricane High School

Enterprise High School

Millcreek High School

Dixie College



Iron County, Utah

Cedar High School

Parowan High School

Southern Utah State College



The differential tuition will be $200 per semester, a

$900 reduction from the standard $1,100 non-resident

tuition rate.



This policy will be effective for qualified students

enrolling for the Fall, 1988 semester. No reclassifi-

cation under this policy shall give rise to any claim

for refund of tuition already paid to the Board of

Regents of the University of Nevada System.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Good Neighbor Policy at

UNLV and CCCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich commended Presidents Maxson and Meacham for

this policy.



23. Information Only - Update on LANS, CCCC



Vice President Herbert Peebles presented an update on the

Local Area Network System (LANS) at CCCC, and stated that

the 1st phase has brought 200 computers online. Henderson

and West Charleston Campuses will be linked to the system

later, at a minimal cost.



24. Approved Changes, De Vos Scholarship, UNLV



Approved changes to the De Vos Scholarship requirements as

contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office. President

Maxson stated that these changes will recognize transfer

students and do not violate the donor's intent.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the changes to the De Vos

Scholarship requirements at UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



25. Approved Guidelines for Determining Change in Tuition Status



Approved the Guidelines for Determining Changes in Tuition

Status as contained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office.

These guidelines will bring Nevada in line with the policies

of other states and will standardize UNS procedures.



Mr. Klaich asked if School of Medicine students would be in-

cluded in these guidelines. President Crowley stated the

School of Medicine has its own guidelines. General Counsel

Klasic clarified that these changes do not affect the Hand-

book, and that UNR and the School of Medicine may want to

finalize their own internal guidelines.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the Guidelines for Determining

Change in Tuition Status. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



26. Approved Handbook Change, Regulations for Determining

Residency and Tuition Charges



Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 15, Sec-

tions 2 and 3, Regulations for Determining Residency and

Tuition changes. These changes state that enrollment in

Community College service courses and Summer Sessions,

which are not State funded, shall not be used in determin-

ing date of matriculation for evaluation of residency.

(Ref. E is filed in the Regents Office.)



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

regulations for determining residency and tuition charges.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



27. Discussions of 1989-91 Biennial Budget



Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks distributed the UNS comparative

budget charts 1981-83 through 1987-89, which is filed with

the permanent minutes, and highlighted the comparisons.



State appropriations to UNS have increased considerably

between 1984 and 1988.



For the instruction Campuses, excluding the School of Medi-

cine, appropriations from the State General Fund in 1988

were 81% of the total revenue, or $85.4 million, as compared

to 1984 when the State General Fund going to UNS was $54.6

million, or 74% of the total revenue. Student fees during

that time have decreased as a percentage of the total reve-

nues, going from 23% of the total or $17.3 million in 1984,

to 17% of the total or $18.1 million in 1988. Enrollment at

all institutions during the same period rose 4% from 21,236

in 1984 to 22,155 in 1988.



The meeting adjourned at 5:25 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board