04/09/1992

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 9-10, 1992








04-09-1992

Pages 24-84



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

April 9-10, 1992



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 169B, Lecture

Room, Community College of Southern Nevada, 6375 West Charleston

Blvd., West Charleston Campus, in Las Vegas.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),

Diane Dietrich (Unit), Larry Goodnight (WNCC), Candace Kant

(CCSN), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Lonnie Pippin (DRI), Elizabeth Raymond

(UNR), Lori Temple (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Carolyn M. Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:50

A.M. Thursday, April 9, 1992, with all Regents present except

Regent Hammargren.



1. Approved Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the special video meeting held

February 13, 1992, minutes of the regular meeting held

February 27-28, 1992, and minutes of the special meet-

ing held March 12, 1992.



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

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



(3) Approved the Minority Engineering Program Advisory

Board at UNLV. The purpose of this Advisory Board

will be to assist the Minority Engineering Program

in increasing the enrollment, retention, professional

development, and graduation of underrepresented minor-

ity students majoring in the disciplines of Engineer-

ing and Computer Science in the Howard R. Hughes Col-

lege of Engineering by providing appropriate advice,

support and direction from industry.



R. Charles Clay Roger Gonzales

Rodolfo (Rudy) Cruz E. Lavonne Lewis

Frank Di Sanza Eugene E. Mc Gaugh

Norman Gindrat Lee Sandoval

William Theisen James F. Wunderlin

Walter J. White John Moore



Dr. Derby questioned the membership of the Minority

Engineering Program Advisory Board at UNLV, whether

any consideration was given to selecting women to

serve on the Committee. President Maxson indicated

that he would make this suggestion to the Dean of

the College of Engineering and further stated that

the UNLV College of Engineering enrolls approximately

1/2 females in its student population.



(4) Approved the following appointment to the WNCC Advi-

sory Board:



Steve Smith, Carson City



(5) Approved an easement to the Nevada Power Company to

provide electricity to CCSN's West Charleston Campus,

effective upon execution of agreement and subject to

review of documents by General Counsel.



(6) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 17.2, Stead Campus apartments, and Section 17.4,

Other Apartments and Houses Owned by the University,

UNR, as contained in Ref. C-2, filed in the Regents'

Office.



(7) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 11.1, Special Course Fees at UNR, as follows:



1. University of Nevada, Reno



Private instrument and

Voice instruction $150.00 per credit



(8) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 10, Student Fees, UNR, as follows:



UNR UNLV



Orientation:

For First-Time Freshmen

(effective Summer Session I,

1990) NA 15

Spring Semester

Day Program 25 NA

Evening Program 10 NA

Summer Program 25 NA

Fall Semester

Day Program 25 NA

Evening Program 10 NA

Off-Site Orientation 45 NA



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

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

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

fice.



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

tion 10, Student Fees, WNCC, as follows:



CCSN NNCC TMCC WNCC



Late Registration Fee

(for students registering

for 7 credits or more)

Per day 5 NA NA NA

Maximum, regular semester 25 NA NA NA

Maximum, Summer session 10 NA NA NA



(11) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Changed from April 15, 1991 -

June 30, 1992 to April 15, 1991 -

December 31, 1992

Amount : No change in previous contract

price of $81,466 payable to UNR.

Purpose : To extend the termination date

of an existing contract.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Bureau of Services for Child Care (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: February 1 to June 30, 1992

Amount : $6020 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide child care train-

ing to child care providers.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Junior

Livestock Show Board (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993

Amount : $27,790 to UNR

Purpose : To provide services to the Nevada

Junior Livestock Show Board for

the coordination and exhibition

of the Junior Livestock Show.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Health Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: December 16, 1991 to March 31,

1992

Amount : $7927 to UNR

Purpose : To provide staff support from the

UNR Office of Rural Health to the

State Health Division under the

Primary Care Cooperative Agree-

ment.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and University Medical

Center of Southern Nevada



Effective Date: February 28, 1992 to February 28,

1993

Amount : None

Purpose : Renewal of affiliation agreement

for medical education.



Chairman Sparks confirmed that the School of

Medicine is comfortable with the interlocal agree-

ment between the University Medical Center of

Southern Nevada.



Mrs. Berkley 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.



2. Introductions



President Remington introduced Mr. Joel Munson, Coordi-

nator of the NNCC Ely Center.



President Calabro introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Michon Mackedon.



President Meacham introduced Dr. John Berg, Dean of Science

and Health at CCSN.



President Taranik introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Richard Egami.



President Crowley introduced newly elected ASUN President

Samantha Dollison.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks announced that Dr. Jim Eardley has been

recently honored by the Nevada Adult Education Association

for his long commitment to life-long learning. He was given

the 1992 Commendation Award at the Association Conference

held in Las Vegas in late March.



Chairman Sparks indicated that there is still time to sign

up for the Nevada Test Site Tour, sponsored by DRI. The

day-long tour will be held on Wednesday, June 24 and will

begin at 6:30 A.M. to conclude with dinner at the Test Site

restaurant. Secretary Moser will be taking reservations for

the tour.



4. Approved Appointment of Men's Basketball Coach, UNLV



Approved a 5-year contract for a Men's Head Basketball Coach

at UNLV for Mr. Rollie Massamino.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the appointment for Mr.

Rollie Massamino for a 5-year contract as the Men's Head

Basketball Coach at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



President Maxson stated that Mr. Massamino has been the

Men's Head Basketball Coach at Villanova during the past

19 years. Coach Massamino has graduated 62 basketball

players on time over the past 19 years.



Mr. Klaich requested the term of the contract be explained

and President Maxson stated that the base salary is $106,000

with $89,000 allocated from State funds; $105,000 for pub-

lic relation fees with an agreement that UNLV can recover

either a portion or all of the fees for public appearances;

$175,000 for TV/radio/newspaper package with the Athletic

Department assisting with private business arrangements as

is done with other Coaches around the country. All busi-

ness arrangements will be handled by the University, not

privately by the Coach.



Mr. Klaich stated that he has received very positive remarks

from his constituents on the selection of Coach Massamino.

UCCSN is very pleased with Coach Massamino's values both

on and off the court. Mr. Klaich stated that he was per-

sonally pleased with the selection.



When questioned by her constituents, Mrs. Berkley asked

President Maxson to give her the amount the Coach will be

making so that she could relay this information to her

constituents. President Maxson stated that donors will

donate vehicles to the Coach; there will be no house nor

housing allowance provided; and the retirement will be the

same as for other employees of the University. President

Maxson assured Mrs. Berkley that the final contract will

be reviewed by General Counsel Klasic.



Mrs. Berkley requested that in the future the Board members

should be able to see the actual 5-year contracts before

considering their approval.



Dr. Eardley stated that he has communicated with other Big

West Conference Coaches and they are delighted to have Coach

Massamino in the Big West Conference. Coach Massamino has a

tremendous record of graduating students and Dr. Eardley

commended UNLV for attracting Coach Massamino to Nevada.



Mr. Klaich stated that the Board of Regents can now refocus

on the pertinent issues of higher education. He congratu-

lated Athletic Director Jim Weaver for the selection of

Coach Massamino.



Motion carried.



Coach Rollie Massamino addressed the Board of Regents and

began by saying that he is very proud to be UNLV's new

Men's Head Basketball Coach. He stated he has already met

a number of faculty, Regents, and community persons, and

feels very confident that he has made the right choice by

coming to UNLV. He admitted that he was hesitant at first,

but felt it would be a new challenge. He commended Presi-

dent Maxson and Athletic Director Jim Weaver for convincing

him and his family to come live in Las Vegas and become part

of Nevada. He stated that education is the most meaningful

aspect to his career; graduates are more significant than

winning the Final Four competition. He will continue his

philosophy that academics come first and basketball is

second.



He has met with each player, individually and collectively,

and is elated with the enthusiasm of the young athletes.

The players have all committed to continue their work on

their degrees while playing basketball. He relayed that

when recruiting basketball players, he speaks to the ath-

letes and parents about academics, basketball and social

life, in that order. He feels that if the student is un-

happy in one of these aspects, he will be unhappy in the

others. Coach Massamino has met with the UNLV Faculty

Senate and they are very excited about "bridging the gap"

to make education successful for the athletes.



Coach Massamino thanked the Board for the opportunity to

be a part of the great State of Nevada and concluded by

saying, "Education is a game, played for stakes, but to

compete, must be a master of the game."



5. Approved a Revenue Bond Sale Resolution, UNLV



Approved the Revenue Bond Sale Resolution #92-6 in the

amount of approximately $3,055,000 for the Thomas and Mack

Project at UNLV. At the February 1992 meeting, the Board

authorized the Chancellor to seek a negotiated bond sale.

Paul Howarth, Howarth and Associates, and John Swendseid,

Swendseid and Stern, presented the results of the negotia-

tion with their recommendation of Valley Bank of Nevada

for 15 years at 6.34%.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Revenue Bond Sale Resolu-

tion #92-6 in the amount of approximately $3,055,000 for

the Thomas and Mack Project at UNLV to be awarded to Valley

Bank of Nevada for 15 years at 6.34%. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Mr. Klaich questioned Mr. Howarth on whether he had experi-

enced any conclusions between the recent competitive sale

and this negotiated sale of bonds, and he replied that both

sales were extremely successful.



Motion carried.



6. Approved Loan, UNLV



Approved the bid for the loan for UNLV's Fertitta Complex

(Resolution #92-7) in the amount of $400,000. The Board

at its February 1992 meeting had authorized the Chancellor

to seek bids for the loan.



UNLV Vice President for Finance Buster Neel reported that

they had received four responses to the bid process with

Nevada State Bank offering the lowest interest rate of

5.875%, which he recommended to the Board for approval.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the loan for UNLV's Fertitta

Tennis Complex in the amount of $400,000 to be awarded to

Nevada State Bank. Mr. Klaich seconded.



Vice President Neel stated that the loan would be repaid

by December 1993 with pledges from Mr. Frank Fertitta.



Motion carried.



7. Discussion on Role and Mission Statements



Chancellor Dawson introduced Dr. Harold Enarson, Senior

Advisor, WICHE, who discussed with the Board its role in

review and revision of Campus role and mission statements.



Dr. Enarson commented that the UCCSN publication, "Strategic

Directions", is a superb document and he acknowledged Mrs.

Gallagher for her efforts in getting this process started

several years ago.



An open discussion followed. Dr. Derby questioned the role

of the Board in establishing role and mission statements.

Dr. Enarson stated that the Board of Regents has the ulti-

mate responsibility in approving Campus role and mission

statements, which should include working with the insti-

tutions from the very start of the process to accomplish a

workable end result.



The role and mission statements are important documents,

although they are very easy to get locked into. The insti-

tutions must be defined to allow differentiation of func-

tions between them. The documents must be brief, concise,

and provide guidance so that others, i. e., Legislators,

can review and understand the documents.



The easiest section of the documents is the historical

information which describes the institutions' past and

present. The difficult section is in the futuristic de-

sign of the institution and its aspirations. It is not

only difficult intellectually, but must also sketch a

design that may pose opposition and issues that are ir-

reconcilable, because no one knows what opportunities may

arise in the future. The institutions should be challenged

to do their best.



Upon questioning, Dr. Enarson stated that guidance from

the Board and institutions is crucial. The Board has the

responsibility to approve the role and mission statements.

Whereas the institutions have their own set of interests,

a degree of mutuality among the institutions must also

exist.



Dr. Enarson stated that the Board is reviewing role and

mission statements for a very good reason, but should not

get mesmerized and think that once the task is completed

the problems will go away. The choice and decision making

process will still be there.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned Dr. Enarson asking if he had

reviewed the role and mission statements prepared by the

7 UCCSN institutions, and he replied that he had. He stated

that the Community College mission statement is broad enough

to not be constrictive. It should supply a solid foundation

from which to build the academic or institutional work plan

which will follow.



In regard to the admission standards, Dr. Enarson stated

that the following 3 issues should be addressed:



1) Affordability Access,

2) Geographic Access, and

3) Time of Day Access



Dr. Enarson stated that the University role and mission

statements were too general and too broad. The institutions

need to bring the documents into focus.



Chairman Sparks questioned whether the Board of Regents

should assign programs to institutions and then on an annual

basis state specific goals, or should the Board provide

guidance with "yes" or "no" responses from the institutions.

Dr. Enarson stated that the Board has a legal obligation to

decide on a wide range of issues. Nevada is fortunate that

the "coordinating board" and the "governing board" roles

are housed in one Board of Regents. Dr. Enarson stated that

as a "coordinating board" the Regents will be remembered for

addressing the issues. He warned the Board members that

"the urgent drives out the important for the Board." He

also cautioned the Board that the further into the future

a plan advances, the more easily it will be defeated. He

suggested that a work plan be developed for the short-term.



Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.



Upon questioning by Dr. Eardley, Dr. Enarson stated that

the institutions are administered by professionals, who

usually have "tunnel vision", but the Board members must

represent the entire State in which they serve. The Board's

lay perspective is a great asset. He commended the members

for asking tough questions and demanding answers.



Mrs. Whitley returned to the meeting.



Dr. Enarson suggested that the System have its own role and

mission statements, but cautioned not to get too involved

in the documents.



The open meeting recessed at 11:14 A.M. to move into Foundation

meetings and the Research Affairs Committee meeting, and re-

convened at 11:45 A.M. Thursday, April 9, 1992, with all Regents

present.



8. Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Com-

mittee meeting, held April 9, 1992 were made by Regent

Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: Advance Planning for Potential Use

of the University Park - Chairman Hammargren requested

that the Committee discuss the advance planning for

potential use of the proposed University Park, which

may include research activities.



Chairman Hammargren informed the Committee that the

Clark County Commission has requested that all their

questions of the UCCSN be answered by 12:00 noon Fri-

day, April 10, 1992. One issue brought to the atten-

tion of UCCSN was the noise level, but Chairman

Hammargren responded that the noise level on UNLV's

Campus is higher than that of the proposed University

Park.



Chairman Hammargren stated that a second proposal is

being considered by the County, which is to allocate

a portion of the land for a "Park and Ride" lot.

Chairman Hammargren suggested that UCCSN request half

of the land for the proposed University Park.



With regard to the Spruce Goose, Chairman Hammargren

stated that the Disney Corporation has released its

lease to keep the flying boat. A proposal has been

received from Tampa, Florida to purchase the flying

boat and incorporate it into an aquarium project.

Chairman Hammargren suggested that the Regents sub-

mit an option on land from the County and then solicit

private funds to operate the University Park.



Chairman Hammargren stated that ESI, an engineering

firm, has developed a land use plan. At this time,

Chairman Hammargren stated that he has a sound

financial plan to operate the University Park, but

if the funding failed, then the land will not be

purchased from the County.



(2) Chairman Hammargren introduced DRI Vice President for

Research Bill Bishop, who gave a brief history of the

selection process for the Regents' Researcher Award.

The Selection Committee consists of 3 faculty members

and the Research Affairs Council members. Dr. Bishop

introduced Dr. Warren Burggren, UNLV Professor of

Biological Sciences, who Chaired the Selection Commit-

tee.



Dr. Burggren stated that the Committee was very im-

pressed with the nomination of Dr. David Lightner,

Fuson Professor of Chemistry at UNR. Dr. Lightner

is a world renowned synthetic organic chemist. He

is particularly noted for his pioneering work in

circular dichroism spectroscopy, and for his research

into the mechanism of action of phototherapy in neo-

natal jauntice.



Chancellor Dawson stated that he has worked closely

with Dr. Lightner in the EPSCoR program and he strongly

endorsed the nomination. Dr. Lightner will be awarded

a $5000 stipend from the Board of Regents.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval for the report and recommenda-

tions of the Research Affairs Committee and, in addition,

the nomination of Dr. David Lightner as the Regents' Re-

searcher for 1992. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Sparks commended Dr. Burggren for his assistance

in the selection process during the past three months.



General Counsel Klasic stated that he had just received a

working draft letter from David Crosby regarding the ap-

plication for the conditional option on the proposed land

for the University Park. General Counsel Klasic raised

concerns that Mr. Crosby cannot speak for the University

and Community College System of Nevada, and that the draft

letter is for acquiring land for a specific purpose that

had not yet been approved by the Board of Regents.



General Counsel Klasic stated that the original motion of

the Board of Regents at its December meeting, did not

reference the Spruce Goose purchase. Dr. Hammargren stated

that the Clark County Commissioners are aware of the intent

of purchasing the land, and stated that the Commission needs

a legal opinion by 12:00 noon, Friday, April 10, 1992. Gen-

eral Counsel Klasic cautioned the Board that the draft let-

ter focuses on the particular project of the Spruce Goose,

and he did not think the Board should be backed into a cor-

ner by submitting this letter without the consent of the

Board.



It was Chairman Sparks' understanding that the Chancellor

was directed to hire architects to develop a plan for the

proposed property. Dr. Hammargren stated that the plan has

been developed. Chancellor Dawson explained that last Fall

he approached the Clark County Commission to petition the

land for University purposes. He met with President Meacham

and is proceeding with the plans that have been developed by

Collins Brothers. He later met with the Airport Authority,

which opposed the project. Chancellor Dawson stated that

he has not deviated from the initial intent of the Board of

Regents for an educational purpose for the land, but felt

that he needed further direction from the Board at this

time.



General Counsel Klasic stated that the draft letter does not

represent the intent of the Board of Regents, neither does

Mr. Crosby. Chairman Sparks questioned who David Crosby

represented and Dr. Hammargren replied that Mr. Crosby has

volunteered his time to this project and is a member of the

Close, Close and Brown law firm located in Las Vegas. Gen-

eral Counsel Klasic requested the Board to direct him on

how they wished to be represented to the Clark County Com-

missioners, i. e., propose an option, or leave it open-

ended. He reminded the members of the Board that the plans

for this property have not been approved by the Board at

this time.



Chairman Sparks questioned whether UCCSN was working in

conjunction with another entity regarding this project,

and Dr. Hammargren stated that Nevada NASA is working with

the private projects concerning this proposal for an educa-

tional facility.



General Counsel Klasic offered to redraft the proposed let-

ter to reflect the intentions of the Board of Regents under

the Chancellor's signature.



The open meeting recessed at 12:00 noon to move into the ad hoc

Committee on Health Care meeting and reconvened at 12:10 P.M.

Thursday, April 9, 1992, with all Regents present.



9. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Health Care



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Health Care meeting, held April 9, 1992, were made by

Regent Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.



(1) As requested by Chairman Hammargren, a report was

distributed and presented on all System health care

programs, with the exception of Nursing and Medicine

(Ref. HC-1) is filed in the Regents' Office). Act-

ing Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg ackowledged the

assistance of the following Campus representatives:

John Berg, CCSN; Georgeanna Smith, NNCC; Elsie Doser,

TMCC; Vicky Carwein, UNLV; Bill Cathey, UNR; and

Lorrie Peterson, WNCC, and introduced those in at-

tendance. Mrs. Steinberg indicated that these persons

were responsible for compiling the report and thanked

them for their input. This information could be uti-

lized in developing a System brochure of health care

programs throughout UCCSN to be distributed to Junior

and Senior High School students in Nevada.



Upon questioning, Dr. Lorrie Peterson stated that

emergency medical technology courses at WNCC do not

lead to a degree. The courses provide certification

before the student enters the agency's training pro-

grams. It is not anticipated that these courses would

offer a degree in the future.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on Health Care. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



10. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,

the Board moved into a closed personnel session for the

purpose of discussing the character, alleged misconduct,

professional competence or physical or mental health of a

person(s) in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The open meeting reconvened at 3:20 P.M. Thursday, April 9, 1992,

with all Regents present except Regents Gallagher and Hammargren.



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

Minority Affairs



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs meetings, held February 27, 1992

and April 9, 1992, were made by Regent June F. Whitley,

Chairman.



February 27, 1992



Prior to the call of the meeting, Chairman Whitley requested

that Rev. Jesse Scott be allowed to address the Board of

Regents. The Board of Regents, at that time, were address-

ing regular agenda items which delayed the convening of the

Committee meetings.



Rev. Jesse Scott, President of the National Association for

the Advancement of Colored People, stated that after 21

years the System is proceeding in the right direction, but

not fast enough for his liking. The Board of Regents has a

legal and moral commitment to the education of people in

the State of Nevada. Nevada needs viable taxpayers and

without education the citizens cannot compete in the work

force. He suggested that the Board of Regents and the State

Board of Education begin working with each other in meeting

the demands of the citizens. He challenged the Board of

Regents to address the issues regarding ethnic minorities,

such as hiring minorities at the University level. He

indicated that Nevada has 10% minorities, the NCAAP wants

10% of the responsibility to get 10% administrative posi-

tions for its people.



Rev. Scott requested the Board of Regents to address the

following issues in a timely manner:



1) Hire a minority Director for the Thomas and Mack Center,

UNLV;



2) Employ quality faculty with tenure;



3) Consider hiring a black basketball Coach at UNLV;



4) Postpone legislation regarding the grade point average

of 2.5 to allow time for the students to get used to

the idea;



5) Increase remedial and tutorial services;



6) Provide alumni scholarships for program support;



7) Require Campus Police to handle confrontations on the

Campus;



8) Memorialize Thomas Wilson, Professor at UNLV; and



9) State timelines for response to the above issues.



The NCAAP are patient and supportive, but wish the Board of

Regents to seriously think about the possibility that the

NCAA is a racist organization.



Mrs. Carolyn Sparks stated that the issues will be referred

to the appropriate people and responded to in a timely

manner.



The actual meeting of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minor-

ity Affairs convened.



(1) The Committee held an organizational meeting and

Chairman Whitley stated that it was her intention

for the Committee to focus on ethnic minority issues

Systemwide. The Committee will focus on students,

faculty and Administration as well as Campus climate.



Over the next few meetings the Committee will discuss

its specific goals and direction. It is hoped that

when the Committee has finished its work, it will have

a Systemwide report reflecting current information and

recommendations for improving diversity throughout the

System.



Chairman Whitley has asked the Chancellor's Office to

begin gathering information from the Campuses and from

other States that will be available at the next meet-

ing in April. The Committee members will receive re-

quests for information in the next few weeks.



Chairman Whitley stated that she would like to appoint

a Systemwide blue ribbon task force to assist this

Committee. The task force would be composed of approx-

imately 20 members from minority communities throughout

the State. She requested each of the members to for-

ward to Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg the

names of suggested task force members before the next

meeting, so that the Committee can work on forming the

task force in the near future. The task force would

meet with this Committee approximately twice over the

next year and would provide input from minority com-

munities in the State.



April 9, 1992



(1) The Committee reviewed the 1988 Systemwide Report of

the Student Minority Outreach Task Force and was up-

dated on the Campus information contained in the re-

port. Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg reviewed

the following recommendations which are contained in

the report. The report, Ref. EM-2, is filed in the

Regents' Office.



1. The University and Community College System of

Nevada Board of Regents should adopt a written

policy endorsing and encouraging minority student

recruitment, admission and retention throughout

UCCSN.



2. The Board of Regents and the institutional Presi-

dents should creatively seek resources for support

of minority recruitment and retention programs.



3. The University and Community College System of

Nevada should establish a minority grants-in-aid

program.



4. The Board of Regents should direct each Campus

President to develop a Campus plan for recruitment,

admission and retention of minority students based

on the the findings of this report. This plan

should reflect the Campus community and Campus

mission and should include the following elements:



a) Goals and objectives that can be measured

b) Evaluation and accountability measures

c) Timetable

d) Available resources

e) Description of program activity in the areas

of outreach, financial aid, academic support

and student life support



Campus plans should be submitted initially to the

Board by its November 1988 meeting, and the Board

should request an annual review of these plans.



5. The UCCSN Task Force on Student Minority Outreach,

or a similar group, should continue to meet twice

a year for the purpose of maintaining communication

on this issue throughout the System and between the

System and the minority communities in the State.



The Task Force should continue to monitor System-

wide progress and prepare a Systemwide report on

minority student enrollment and retention to assist

the Board of Regents in their annual review of

Campus plans.



Each of the Presidents gave a brief progress report on

their respective Campus activities regarding minority

issues.



Chairman Whitley requested that Mrs. Steinberg update

the 1988 report to include current faculty, Administra-

tion, and student data.



Mrs. Berkley suggested that the ad hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs become a standing Committee of

the Board of Regents.



(2) Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg presented a

summary of examples of what some selected State Sys-

tems/Boards have done in the areas of diversity, with

an emphasis on mission or goal statements in Ref. EM-1,

which is filed in the Regents' Office. The Chancel-

lor's Office is requesting additional information and

reports from these and other States for the Committee's

review. She highlighted examples from the Arizona

Board of Regents, State Board of Education and State

Community College Board; Colorado Commission on Higher

Education; University of Wisconsin System; and Montana

Board of Regents.



Dr. Derby requested more information before developing

a draft of goals and objectives for the Committee.



Chairman Whitley requested that Chancellor Dawson speak

to the Legislature regarding incentives to Campuses to

do a better job in serving the needs of minority stu-

dents and, through financial incentives, to support

those Campuses already doing a good job.



Chairman Whitley felt that it is very important for the

Campuses to allocate funds for recruitment and hiring

of minorities and requested the Campuses report back

to the Committee regarding this matter. If the Campus-

es cannot allocate funds at this time, then the Campus-

es would be unable to meet the demands of recruitment

and hiring. President Crowley suggested that the Com-

mittee establish Systemwide goals and objectives, and

then search for appropriate funds for the Campuses.



Dr. Derby suggested that the Committee, at its next

meeting, review a draft of goals and objectives. In

addition, she invited other members of the Board to

submit suggestions of people to serve on the task

force to Mrs. Karen Steinberg.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



12. Approved Purchase of Land, NNCC



Approved the purchase of land located in Ely, Nevada at a

purchase price of $2.50 per acre from the Bureau of Land

Management. NNCC has been renting facilities in this

community. An opportunity has arisen whereby NNCC is eli-

gible for a Federal grant to construct a facility.



President Remington introduced Mr. Joel Munson, Coordinator

of the Ely Center, who explained that the land would be

used to build a center to house vocational skills programs,

such as mining and computer courses, along with interactive

television capabilities. President Remington assured the

Board that this center is in line with the Campus Master

Plan and it is a proposition that NNCC can manage.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the purchase of land and

authorized President Ron Remington to execute the legal

documents. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



13. Approved Resolution, NNCC



Approved the following resolution to accept a Federal grant

in the amount of approximately $895,000 for an educational

center in Ely, Nevada.



RESOLUTION #92-8



The Board of Regents authorizes Northern Nevada Com-

munity College to accept, when and if offered, a public

works grant of approximately $895,000 from the Economic

Development Administration, U. S. Department of Com-

merce, to construct a vocational skills training center

in Ely, Nevada.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the resolution to accept a

Federal grant in the amount of approximately $895,000 for

an educational center in Ely, Nevada to be operated by

NNCC. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 3:30 P.M. to move into the Academic

Affairs Committee meeting and reconvened at 4:00 P.M. Thursday,

April 9, 1992, with all Regents present except Regents Eardley,

Foley and Hammargren.



14. CCSN Faculty Presentations



Vice President Herb Peebles introduced Dr. John Berg, Dean

of Health and Science at CCSN. Dr. Berg thanked the members

of the Board for allocating time for the CCSN faculty to

make brief presentations regarding some of the health pro-

grams at CCSN. He mentioned that the new Health and Science

building is located on an 80-acre parcel of land, with the

Clark County Library located alongside the property, which

will also focus on a medical library for the students.



Dr. Eardley entered the meeting.



The following faculty members made brief presentations to

the Board:



Raymond Rawson, Dental Hygiene

Carolyn Anderson-Stewart, Medical Records Technology

Philis Beilfuss, Emergency Medicine

Joe Cracraft, Physical Therapy

Jean Rose, Medical Laboratory Technology

Ron De Bellis, Pharmacology

Frazine Jasper, Nursing



Mrs. Whitley left the meeting during the presentations.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether the System students had first

choice for clinical experiences in the health facilities in

Southern Nevada, and it was explained that the health facil-

ties in Southern Nevada have limitations, one being that

out-of-state students who require clinical experiences are

also utilizing these clinical spots. There is a need to

discuss this issue with the local area hospitals.



During the presentation, Governor Robert Miller arrived and pre-

sented a proclamation recognizing the importance of the four

Community Colleges in higher education in the State of Nevada.



The open meeting recessed at 5:00 P.M. and reconvened at 8:10

A.M. Friday, April 10, 1992, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Foley, Hammargren, Sparks and Whitley. Vice

Chairman Eardley conducted the meeting.



15. Regents' Workshop



The Regents met in workshop session in Room 169B, Lecture

Room, West Charleston Campus, Community College of Southern

Nevada.



Transfer and Articulation - In October 1990, the Board of

Regents accepted a comprehensive study and report on trans-

fer and articulation completed by the UCCSN Articulation

Board. At that time, it was requested than an update be

made to the Board of Regents at a future time.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg conducted the work-

shop session to review the "Progress Report to the Board of

Regents on Transfer and Articulation within the University

and Community College System of Nevada", which is filed in

the Regents' Office. The report outlines recent activities

within the UCCSN and proposes recommendations to enhance

communication and articulation.



Mrs. Steinberg introduced the following representatives of

the Articulation Board who presented an overview of the

report and related discussion:



Paul Burns, UNLV

Michelle Dondero, WNCC

Melisa Choroszy, UNR

Jeff Halverson, UNLV

Stan Aiazzi, NNCC



Chairman Sparks returned and resumed the gavel.



The following recommendations are proposed by the Articu-

lation Board, and endorsed by the UCCSN Academic Affairs

Council. The primary focus of these recommendations is

improved communication, which was an issue identified in

the 1990 Transfer Report. If adopted, these policies

should greatly enhance communication among students, coun-

selors, faculty and Administrators at all Campuses.



1. Local Partnership Agreement - Current policy states that

all Community College transfer courses should follow a

Statewide system of course designation. This policy

was established to facilitate the transfer process for

students within the System. Although historically the

two Universities have evolved separately and do not

always have similar course numbers or titles, common

course designation within the UCCSN has always been a

priority.



The identification of common introductory-level courses

at all Campuses has been the focus of Systemwide Faculty

Task Forces in their efforts to standardize course

prefixes, credits, content and perquisites at all

Campuses to the greatest extent possible. The intent

is to continue efforts for such Systemwide consensus.



2. Articulation Coordinators - The appointment of Articula-

tion Coordinators at all Campuses who will serve as

primary contacts in all matters related to transfers.



3. Cross Representation on Curriculum Committees - To

provide the opportunity for Community College and Uni-

versity representatives to participate in curriculum

committee meetings held by other Campuses. This is

extremely beneficial in that it permits dialogue about

changes which affect transfer and articulation before

the changes are made, and provides the opportunity for

the institutions to review proposals in light of their

impact on Community College curriculum.



4. Credits Accepted in Transfer - To revise current Board

of Regents' policy by eliminating the maximum number

of credits which a University will accept in transfer.

This will provide greater flexibility for the Community

College student in transferring courses to the Univer-

sity, and for the University in accepting Community

College courses.



Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.



It was stated that although the Articulation Board has made

great strides in addressing articulation and transfer is-

sues, articulation issues will continue as changes are made,

new requirements are established, and courses are added or

deleted.



Upon questioning, Mrs. Dondero stated that as delivery

systems change, the institutions must be aware of the im-

pact these changes will make with accrediting boards that

look very closely at the programs, especially telecommuni-

cations courses.



Chairman Sparks stated that communication with students is

a problem and she questioned whether this has been addressed

by the Articulation Board. Dr. Choroszy stated that Com-

munity College workshops are held on a regular basis. Mrs.

Steinberg added that the Campuses are moving towards estab-

lishing Transfer Centers and agreements with students. She

felt that these changes will enhance the communication issue

with students.



Dr. Paul Burns stated that the new admission standards are

great, but felt the GPA requirement may have to be revisit-

ed in the future because the minimum GPA in the individual

Colleges are higher than the minimum University GPA that

was recently established. President Maxson agreed that the

minimum GPA should be raised to facilitate the transfer

student being comparable to the native student, who must

have a higher minimum GPA to get into several University

programs.



Indirect Cost Recovery - The Research Affairs Committee

requested a workshop session on Indirect Cost Recovery to

inform Regents of the many changes taking place in this

area. The Vice Presidents for Research, Dr. Kenneth

Hunter, UNR; Dr. Bill Bishop, DRI; and Dr. David Mc Nelis,

UNLV; made presentations.



Dr. Hunter distributed a handout that described information

on Indirect Cost Recovery, which is filed in the Regents'

Office. Dr. Hunter explained that "Direct Costs" can be

specifically identified with a particular sponsored project

(e. g., salary for a technician working on the project),

and "Indirect Costs" cannot be easily assigned to a particu-

lar sponsored project (e. g., cost of heating or air con-

ditioning).



The FY91 expenditures for all UCCSN insititutions were as

follows:



Total Direct Costs $64.4 million

Total Indirect Costs $10.5 million

Total Expenditures $74.9 million



Dr. Hunter reported that the Federal government has mandated

a 26% cap on administrative components of indirect costs,

although non-profit organizations like DRI are not affected

by this new cap. The projected impact on FY 92 indirect

cost recovery at UNLV is $150,000 and at UNR is $300,000.



The institutionally retained indirect costs from research

and other sponsored projects were discussed and UNLV re-

tains 50% (100% above $950,000), while UNR retains 50%

(100% above $1,500,000). Mrs. Gallagher questioned if

UCCSN should approach the Legislature to reduce these

amounts, and Dr. Hunter stated that it would be very

helpful and suggested that research should be looked at

as an expanding business within the System which is very

important to the institutions. President Crowley agreed

and suggested that UCCSN's goal should be 100%.



Chairman Sparks thanked all who participated in the two

workshop discussions.



Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



16. Approved 1993-95 Biennial Budget Priorities for New Funding

and Base Budget Parameters, UCCSN



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the UCCSN 1993-95 Biennial

Budget Priorities to be used in requesting New Funding and

Base Budget Parameters for consideration, filed in the

Regents' Office. The parameters and priorities are neces-

sary in order that Campuses may begin the biennial budget

process.



The Base Budget Parameters for 1993-95 Biennium are as

follows:



Using the FY 1993 budget as a base, budgets will be extended

into the 1993-95 biennium by applying parameters approved by

the Board of Regents. These parameters are:



1. Apply current student/faculty ratios to projected

enrollments.



Estimated at $12.5 million for FY 94; $7.4 million

more for FY 95



2. Request 50% of the difference between full funding and

workprogrammed amounts for formulas adopted in 1986 by

the Legislative Committee Studying Funding of Higher

Education (LCB 87-30). These formulas include the

following:



(a) Support Services formulas for Academic Support,

Student Services, Institutional Support and O & M

of facilities.



(b) Graduate Assistant formula to increase Graduate

Assistant salaries and to create additional

Graduate Assistant positions.



(c) Library book acquisition formulas based upon the

number of programs offered, number of faculty and

number of students.



(d) Annual equipment replacement formula based on

equipment inventories and price indices.



Estimated at $9.4 million for FY 94; $2.0 million

more for FY 95



3. Request 50% of the difference between full funding and

workprogrammed amounts for the legally authorized

grants-in-aid (including increases for increased

Graduate Assistant positions).



Estimated at $1.0 million for FY 94; $50,000 more

for FY 95



4. Request 2% merit pool for all professional positions

except Administrators at or above the Dean's level.



Estimated at $2.6 million for FY 94; $2.9 million

more for FY 95



5. Request inflationary increases for book acquisitions

and Departmental operating.



Estimated at $3.5 million for FY 94; $3.6 million

more for FY 95



6. Request funds to maintain equipment purchased with

Estate Tax funding authorized by the 1991 Legislature

at 6% of acquisition cost.



Estimated at $100,000 for FY 94; no additional for

FY 95



7. Request State funds to continue programs currently

authorized by the Legislature which are funded from

the Estate Tax or Federal funds where appropriate

(EPSCoR I program and Area Health Education Centers

(AHEC)).



Estimated at $1.5 million in general fund for

FY 94; $100,000 additional for FY 95



8. Add operating funds for new facilities scheduled to

come on line during the 1993-95 biennium.



Estimated at $2.0 million for FY 94; $100,000

more for FY 95



9. Request funds for special provisions addressing unique

situations such as utility rate increases and increased

utility usage, expected increase in insurance, rent and

postage rates, mandatory Federal regulations for the

handicapped and hazardous material disposal.



N/A



10. In addition to these base budget parameters, UCCSN re-

quests the same cost of living salary increases granted

other State employee groups, including K-12 teachers,

for UCCSN professional, classified, Teaching Assist-

ants, Letters of Appointment and wages positions.



_____________________________________________________________



TOTAL ESTIMATED INCREASE FOR FY 94 - $32.6 MILLION; $16.2

MORE FOR FY 95



% INCREASE OVER FY 93 LEGISLATIVE APPROVED BUDGET - 12.7%;

5.6% MORE FOR FY 95



% INCREASE OVER REDUCED BUDGET - 19.2%; 5.6% MORE FOR FY 95



Chairman Sparks relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Eardley.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the UCCSN Base Budget

Parameters for 1993-95 Biennium. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the UCCSN suggested cate-

gories and priorities for new funding, as follows:



1. Enchancing instructional and instructional-support

efforts for undergraduate and graduate programs.



2. Providing equipment for instruction and research and

enhancing information and accountability systems.



3. Enhancing Economic Development efforts.



4. Meeting emerging initiatives and new programs.



Chairman Sparks returned and resumed the gavel.



Acting Vice President Steinberg stated that the priorities

are in sync with the Academic Master Planning Strategic

Directions that were developed during the 1991 Fall Regents'

Workshop.



President Crowley suggested that the priorities become more

marketable by heavily emphasizing the importance of teach-

ing under priority number one. Vice Chancellor Sparks in-

dicated that this list is not inclusive and may be subject

to change during the budget process. Mr. Klaich stated

that he felt strongly about the allocation of funding for

teaching as the number one priority.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the suggested categories and

priorities for new funding as broad categories only. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:16 A.M. to move into the Academic

Affairs Committee meeting and reconvened at 11:50 A.M. Friday,

April 10, 1992, with all Regents present except Regents Foley,

Hammargren and Whitley.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meetings, held February 27, 1992 and April 9, 1992,

were made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.



February 27, 1992



(1) A policy on student assessment was approved by the

Board of Regents in January 1989, with preliminary

plans submitted by each of the Campuses in the Spring

of 1990. A report was made on current UCCSN assess-

ment activities, including national assessment trends

and criteria used, contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in

the Regents' Office.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that

each Campus has developed an appropriate plan of

regular student educational assessment and will bian-

nually submit a follow-up report. She indicated that

several survey instruments are used throughout the

System to collect data on student assessment. The

institutions have been innovative and are on the cut-

ting edge of assessment activity compared with other

institutions from around the country.



Mrs. Steinberg introduced Dr. Cliff Ferry, Director

of Curriculum and Instruction at NNCC, who distributed

samples of assessments performed on the employer oc-

cupational needs and clerical skills. He stated that

the employers surveyed learned about the NNCC Campus

and vice versa. There was much cooperation with only

2% of the businessess asked to perform the survey

stating that they were unable to do so at this time.

There is much interest in the cooperative education

programs. Mr. Ferry stated that those businessess

requesting additional information about NNCC were

provided with the information.



Chairman Derby stated that this is an excellent op-

portunity for the System and community relations.



Mrs. Steinberg introduced Dr. Jane Nichols, Coordina-

tor of the Core Curriculum and Assessment at UNR, who

distributed a report on CIRP and CSEQ national surveys.

The results of these surveys provide very valuable

information to the Campus in developing better plans

for the students' needs. She cited an example that

more UNR students are working with less family finan-

cial support for education. This is not a national

trend, but affects planning for UNR's programs and

student advisement.



Mrs. Whitley stated that she is Chairing a newly-

appointed ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

that may be able to address some of the issues in this

report regarding minorities.



President Crowley explained that UNR hosts a breakfast

each year and invites minority leaders to share ideas

regarding higher education. Many valuable ideas are

gathered and a follow-up report is made at the next

year's breakfast.



(2) A proposed format for an annual report to the Board of

Regents on the review of existing academic programs,

approval of new programs, and programs which have been

deleted or placed on inactive status was discussed

(Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents' Office). The Com-

mittee reviewed this draft and determined other appro-

priate information is needed prior to the approval of

the final format. The Committee also heard information

on program review practices in other States and re-

quested additional information from a recent program

review performed by Yale University.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg reviewed the

format in detail and stated that the format will pro-

vide an excellent summary for review of programs.



Dr. Eardley requested that an addition be made to the

report to include the programs that have been elimi-

nated within the last 10 years and the results of what

happened to the students and faculty/staff of these

programs upon elimination.



Mrs. Steinberg indicated that the SHEEO report cited a

summary statement of a Board's responsibility for pro-

gram review developed by the California Postsecondary

Education Commission that is worth considering in the

deliberations. She proceeded to read that summary

statement as follows:



"The basic assumption that a major portion of

academic program evaluation should be done at the

institutional level drives both theory and prac-

tice. However, while academic departments are

the most appropriate locus to determine the proper

structure and content of a program or curriculum

and campus administrators can best decide how these

programs relate to the institution's mission, func-

tion, and role, there is also the need in the case

of multicampus systems for someone to judge how a

program relates to the programs of other institu-

tions in the state and indeed, to the state as a

whole.



"All three perspectives are needed for a fully

informed judgment about academic programs, be it

in planning, approval or review. Such a shared

responsibility can be sensitive at best to imple-

ment. (June 1990)"



Mrs. Steinberg reviewed the "Overview of Program

Review Activities" as contained in Ref. AA-2. This

overview compares other states to the current UCCSN

policies on program review. She suggested that the

Board of Regents implement an annual report from the

Campuses, and in addition, review the current policy

and possibly strengthen its implementation.



Chairman Derby stated that the reference material

describing the difference between our System and

other states is very helpful and thanked Mrs.

Steinberg for the clarity.



Mr. Klaich questioned the purpose of a program review,

and Mrs. Steinberg emphasized the "need in the case of

multicampus systems for someone to judge how a program

relates to the programs of other institutions in the

system. It remains to the central coordinating or

governing agency or board to judge how a program re-

lates to the programs of other institutions in the

state and indeed, to the state as a whole." Chairman

Derby agreed that there should be a Systemwide per-

spective. Mrs. Berkley felt that this is a very im-

portant role for the Board of Regents and felt very

comfortable in performing a program review.



Mr. Klaich stated that he was hopeful that this process

would obtain an achievable goal and would not waste

time.



UNR Vice President of Academic Affairs Robert Hoover

stated that comprehensive program reviews can send the

wrong message to the Campus by way of misinterpreta-

tion of providing an emphasis on reducing programs.

The faculty will usually protect the programs. He

suggested that the message to faculty should be posi-

tive and that it is the intention of the Board to en-

hance and reward the programs. Mrs. Gallagher agreed

and felt that the Board of Regents should be held

accountable.



President Calabro stated that an academic review proc-

ess is conducted in compliance with obtaining Northwest

Accreditation. Academic review becomes an on-going

process as the Campus performs self-study in response

to the Northwest Accreditation Association's recom-

mendations.



Mr. Doug Burris, Special Assistant to the Chancellor,

stated that a distinction should be made in that the

Board tends to perform a continuous program review.



Mr. Klaich requested that section "III. Programs

Deleted or Put on Inactive Status over the Past Year"

of the annual report to the Board of Regents be deleted

from the format.



President Crowley stated that he would be more com-

fortable if more time was given to review the proposed

format at the Campus level within the next month.



Mr. Klaich requested that additional suggestions be

submitted to the Committee for its review at the next

meeting. Chairman Derby agreed.



April 9, 1992



(1) Approved the Orvis School of Nursing at UNR to become

a unit within the College of Human and Community

Sciences (HCS) of the University of Nevada, Reno, as

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



Information concerning the organizational status was

distributed at the meeting as Ref. AA-3.



Both the Orvis School of Nursing and the units within

the College of Human and Community Sciences prepare

students as health professionals, deal with needs of

individuals and families over the lifespan and empha-

size the human dimension of community life. Since

OSN and HCS share similar academic and professional

goals, both OSN and HCS will benefit from the reorgan-

ization in regard to the enrichment of student clini-

cal/practicum experiences, sharing of faculty expertise

through course offerings, interdisciplinary research

opportunities, and health related services provided

to the community.



The mission and goals of OSN and HCS are very similar

and highly compatible. The Director of OSN will have

a joint appointment in the School of Medicine which

is intended as a way to improve communication and

further common interests between the faculty in the

School of Medicine and the Orvis School of Nursing.



No major new resources are needed. Some operating

money will be required to reprint brochures and inform

community health care professionals of the reorganiza-

tion. Total costs to OSN and HCS following reorganiza-

tion will not be significantly different from antici-

pated costs to those areas should there have been no

reorganization.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that the

Academic Affairs Council met on April 8, 1992, and

recommends this change, as did Chancellor Dawson.



UNR Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Hoover

introduced Dr. Jean Perry, Dean of the College of

Human and Community Science at UNR, and Dr. William

Cathey, Associate Vice President for Instruction and

Undergraduate Programs at UNR. Both persons have

worked diligently in providing a solution to the

Nursing Program's situation. The Orvis School of

Nursing has become, over the years, increasingly

isolated in the University and within the State of

Nevada. Dr. Hoover explained the process that was

used to review OSN and to arrive at the conclusion

of become a unit within the College of Human and

Community Sciences. The Faculty Senate has reviewed

the report and recommends approval of the change. He

clarifed to the Committee that the State Board of

Nursing is reconsidering the proposal of placing OSN

on probation; it is not on probation at this time.



Upon questioning, Dr. Hoover stated that the faculty

of OSN voted 5:4 in favor of the change, and HCS

faculty voted 28:4 in favor of the change.



Dr. Eardley questioned the Dean's position in handling

such a difficult change, and Dr. Hoover stated that

the Deanship has been reviewed carefully and it was

determined that Dean Perry would be able to success-

fully handle the change. It was felt that the Dean

would not have to know all the intricacies of the

Nursing Program, but would have to be knowledgeable

of fiscal management, personnel motivation, and

futuristic vision.



In discussing the role of the State Board of Nursing,

the Committee felt that it was not that Board's author-

ity to approve curriculum of degrees; it is the Board

of Regents' responsibility, although communication must

be maintained between the two entities to obtain

accreditation.



Dean Perry stated that this reorganization has created

a positive atmosphere in recruiting for professional

positions. This year has seen the strongest applicant

pool ever. Recruiting has not been an issue this year.



Mr. Klaich stated that when a school votes for a change

it sends a powerful signal that something should be

done. He is hopeful that the Administration can facil-

itate the mechanics of this change successfully and

will be able to increase the growth within the school.



(2) Approved the change of the reporting relationship of

the Greenspun School of Communication at UNLV from

the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts to the Senior

Vice President and Provost, as contained in Ref. AA-1.



This proposal is in response to a recommendation of the

national accrediting body to separate the existing

school into an autonomous unit. No financial impact

is anticipated.



(3) At the February 1992 meeting of the Board, the Academic

Affairs Committee reviewed a draft format for an annual

report to the Committee on academic program review.

The Committee requested that the Council of Presidents

be given an opportunity to review the proposed format.

Approved the changes recommended by the Presidents as

well as by the Chancellor and his staff have been

incorporated in the draft contained in Ref. AA-2, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Berkley requested a listing of all Ph. D. programs

at UNLV and UNR and the cost of each program.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that the

proposed format consists of a two-step process:



1) annual reporting process, and

2) latitude to request a report at any time

during the year.



She suggested that the proposed format for academic

program review be put in place for at least a year,

with incremental changes made as deemed necessary.



(4) New Business - Chairman Derby requested the following

items be placed on the next Committee agenda:



1) Update on Campus Academic Plan



2) Summer Retreat for the Committee to Review

Academic Planning and Mission Statements



3) Discussion of New Program Approval



Dr. Eardley suggested that the Summer retreat address

the attitude between Freshmen/Sophomore students vs.

Junior/Senior students across the country, to include

attitude regarding research.



Upon questioning, Mrs. Gallagher suggested that new

programs be deferred until the academic master plans

have been approved. Mrs. Berkley objected to the

suggestion because of the lengthy time it may possibly

take to approve the academic master plans. UNLV is

an up and coming institution and she did not want to

see UNLV's programs held back because of this. Chair-

man Derby felt that the academic master plan is near-

ing completion, although Faculty Senate Chairman

Elizabeth Raymond stated that UNR is about 18 months

away from completion. Mrs. Steinberg stated that she

would have a better sense of the completion date after

the initial Campus reports are submitted. Mrs.

Gallagher suggested that the 2-year work plan be

associated with the budget plans.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Approved Handbook Change, "Good Neighbor" Tuition



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

4.6, Good Neighbor Tuition.



In 1988, the Board approved a differential tuition rate of

$200 per semester to be charged to specifically designated

high school or Community College graduates from schools

bordering on Nevada. Due to the increase in tuition and

fees both in these neighboring States and in Nevada, it is

recommended that this differential tuition be charged to

the level of instate fees plus 50% of that amount. This

level of differential tuition is the same as that charged

by all WICHE States that participate in the Western Under-

graduate Exchange (WUE) program. Only California and

Arizona do not participate in this program. This recom-

mended policy would allow students in neighborning commu-

nities of California and Arizona to attend Nevada schools

under the same financial circumstances as students from

other WICHE/WUE States.



Section 4.6 Good Neighbor Tuition



A graduate of a specifically designated high school or

Community College in a State bordering on Nevada may be

charged a differential tuition of current instate fees

charged an FTE undergraduate student plus 50 percent of

that amount when enrolling as an undergraduate or grad-

uate student at the Universities and Community Colleges

of the University and Community College System of

Nevada. 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 consecu-

tive months prior to the first day of the semester in

which enrollment is sought, may also be charged a dif-

ferential tuition.



Ms. Susan Wright, TMCC student, stated that she supported

the above language change recommended by Chancellor Dawson.

Previously, she had a concern with the proposed increase

from $200 to $600, which would have put a great hardship

on several "good neighbor" students.



Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

the "Good Neighbor" tuition. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



Upon questioning, Dr. Eardley explained that Community Col-

leges in Nevada have higher tuition fees compared to Cal-

ifornia and other States because Nevada does not have a

local tax base to support its programs.



19. Approved Handbook Change, Children of Alumni Tuition



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

4.7, Children of Alumni Tuition.



In 1990, the Board approved a differential tuition rate

of $200 per semester to be charged to children of alumni

of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or the University

of Nevada, Reno, who reside outside of Nevada. Due to the

increase in tuition and fees, it is recommended that this

differential tuition be changed to the level of instate

fees plus 50% of that amount. This level of differential

tuition is the same as that charged by all WICHE States

that participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

program. This recommended policy would allow children of

alumni of the two Universities to attend Nevada schools

under the same financial circumstances allowed students

participating in the WICHE/WUE program.



Section 4.7 Children of Alumni Tuition



Children of alumni of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas, or the University of Nevada, Reno, who reside

outside of Nevada are eligible for a differential tui-

tion rate of current instate fees charged an FTE under-

graduate student plus 50 percent of that amount per

semester, under the following conditions:



a. The parent(s) must have earned a baccalaureate

degree from either the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas, or the University of Nevada, Reno.



b. The child must enroll in the same University as

his or her parent(s) to be eligible for the dif-

ferential rate.



c. The differential tuition rate applies for under-

graduate studies only.



This policy is effective for qualified students enrolling

for the Fall 1990 semester. No reclassification under this

policy shall give rise to any claim for refund of tuition

already paid to the Board of Regents. A review of this

pilot program will be conducted after a one-year period.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Children of Alumni Tuition. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



20. Approved Emeritus Appointments



Approved the following emeritus appointments as recommended

by the Presidents:



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

mends:



Arthur Gould, Television and Film Specialist, Emeritus,

effective July 1, 1992

James Kliwer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, effective

December 15, 1992

Chris Unterseher, Professor of Art, Emeritus, effective

July 1, 1992



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends:



Mark Beals, Professor of Education, Emeritus, ef-

fective immediately

Judith Dettre, Professor of Education, Emeritus,

effective immediately

Richard V. Wyman, Professor of Civil and Environ-

mental Engineering, Emeritus, effective June

30, 1992



C. Northern Nevada Community College - President Remington

recommends:



Charles R. Greenhaw, Dean of Instruction, Emeritus,

effective August 1, 1991



D. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommends:



Jo Anne Dain, Professor of Word Processing, Emeri-

tus, effective June, 1992

Karen Garner, Executive Director of Development and

Affirmative Action Officer, Emeritus, effective

July, 1992

Bernice Mathews, Director of Health Services, Emeri-

tus, effective July, 1992

Faye Wood, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus (post-

humously) deceased October, 1991



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Emeritus appointments for

UNR, UNLV, NNCC and TMCC. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



21. Approved Recommendations for Award to Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration.



Note: The titles stated in this agenda item are descriptive

only. Faculty are tenured in institutions, and not

in particular employment positions.



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

mended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to the

following:



*Brent Bowman, Accounting/CIS, Business Administration

Barbara Butler, Business Reference Library, Library

Maria Hsia Chang, Political Science, Arts & Science

Jaak Daemen, Mining Engineering, Mines

*Mary Ann Demchak, Curriculum & Instruction, Education

*Larry Engstrom, Music, Arts & Science

*Donald C. Helm, Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Mines

Eric Herzik, Political Science, Arts & Science

*Mark B. Judkins, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture

*Kathleen Keef, Pysiology, Medicine

Berry Lyons, Geological Sciences, Mines

John Marini, Political Science, Arts & Science

*Nancy Markee, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture

*Colleen Murray, Human Development & Family Studies,

Human & Community Sciences

Lewis Oring, Range, Wildlife & Forestry, Agriculture

Dean Pierce, Social Work, Human & Community Sciences

Chris Pritsos, Agricultural Experiment Station, Agri-

culture; Nutrition, Human & Community Sciences

Banmali Rawat, Electrical Engineering, Engineering

*Michael Robinson, Curriculum & Instruction, Education

Stephen Tchudi, English, Arts & Science

Susan Tchudi, English, Arts & Science

*Roger Walker, Range, Wildlife & Forestry, Agriculture

Michael Warner, Curriculum & Instruction, Education



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992,

to the following:



Robert Brewer, Theatre Arts, College of Fine & Perform-

ing Arts

James Busser, Sport & Leisure Studies, College of Human

Performance & Development

James Cross, Marketing, College of Business & Economics

*Nasser Daneshvary, Economics, College of Business &

Economics

*Charles Deutch, Biological Science, College of Science

& Mathematics

*Jeffrey Gelfer, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education

David Hames, Management, College of Business & Economics

Paul Hintzen, Physics, College of Science & Mathematics

Vernon Hodge, Chemistry, College of Science & Mathe-

matics

*Cathy Hurst-Hoffman, Theatre Arts, College of Fine &

Performing Arts

*Malvin Jameson, Finance, College of Business & Economics

Jeffrey Kern, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Lawrence Klein, History, College of Liberal Arts

Audrey Mc Cool, Food & Beverage, College of Hotel

Administration

Marilyn Ohlausen, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education

Ernest Peck, Dean, College of Science & Mathematics

Pasha Rafat, Art, College of Fine & Performing Arts

*Willard Rollings, History, College of Liberal Arts

Dimitri Shalin, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts

*Mehran Tamadonfar, Political Science, College of

Liberal Arts

David Weiller, Music, College of Fine & Performing Arts

Susan Whiston, Counseling & Educational Psychology,

College of Education

Richard Wiley, English, College of Liberal Arts

*Martha Young, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education

Stanley Zehm, Instructional & Curricular Studies,

College of Education



C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President Meacham

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to

the following:



Carolyn Anderson-Stewart, Medical Records, Science &

Health

Bette Brickman, Developmental Studies, Arts, Hum & SS

Frances Brown, Nursing, Science & Health

Dorothy Chase, Developmental Studies, Arts, Hum & SS

Thymios Carabas, English & Foreign Language, Arts, Hum

& SS

Alexandra d'Aste-Surcouf, English & Foreign Language,

Arts, Hum & SS

Victoria Dominguez, Acct & Finance, Business

Albert Fisher, Acct & Finance, Business

Frazine Jasper, Nursing, Science & Health

James Pomeroy, Arch & Graph Tech, Ind & Serv Tech

Theresa Raglin, Dental Hygiene, Science & Health

Leslie Shipp, English & Foreign Language, Arts, Hum &

SS



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Remington

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to

the following:



Georgeanna Smith, Nursing

Edgar Nickel, Learning Resource Center

Carl T. Cook, Automotive



E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992,

to the following:



Barbara Bowes, Nursing

Richard Brand, Public Service

Amedeo Leon Lucchesi, Electronics



F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1992,

to the following:



Roy Askins, Sociology/Psychology, Academic Affairs

Connie Capurro, Counseling, Administrative Affairs

Irene Joanette, Business, Academic Affairs



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.



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

CCSN, NNCC, TMCC and WNCC. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



22. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to

Rank



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

to rank have been forwarded for Board consideration.



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

mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1992:



John A. Anderson to Professor of Geology, Mines

Thomas C. Barcia to Associate Professor of Radiology,

Medicine

Robert E. Blesse to Rank IV, Library

*Brent Bowman to Associate Professor Accounting/CIS,

Business Administration

*Mary Ann Demchak to Associate Professor of Curriculum

& Instruction, Education

*Larry M. Engstrom to Associate Professor of Music,

Arts & Science

Dwight Egbert to Professor of Electrical Engineering,

Engineering

Joanna Frueh to Associate Professor of Art, Arts &

Science

Fritz Grupe to Associate Professor of Accounting/CIS,

Business Administration

Mark R. Hall to Professor of Microbiology, Medicine

Thomas Harris to Professor of Agricultural Economics,

Agriculture

*Donald C. Helm to Professor of Geology, Nevada Bureau

of Mines & Geology, Mines

Gregory Highison to Professor of Anatomy, Medicine

Joseph R. Hume to Professor of Physiology, Medicine

*Mark B. Judkins to Associate Professor of Veterinary

Medicine, Agriculture

*Kathleen Keef to Associate Professor of Physiology,

Medicine

Trudy Larson to Associate Professor of Pediatrics,

Medicine

F. Roy Mac Kintosh to Professor of Internal Medicine,

Medicine

*Nancy L. Markee to Associate Professor of Agricultural

Economics, Agriculture

Donald B. Mc Gregor to Professor of Surgery, Medicine

Denise Mc Kee to Associate Professor of Family & Com-

munity Medicine, Medicine

John Mills to Professor of Accounting, Business Admin-

istration

*Colleen Murray to Associate Professor of Human Develop-

ment & Family Studies, Human & Community Sciences

Linda P. Newman to Rank IV, Library

Kenneth J. Peak to Professor of Criminal Justice, Arts

& Science

*Michael Robinson to Associate Professor of Curriculum

& Instruction, Education

Jeffrey R. Seeman to Professor of Biochemistry, Agri-

culture

Susan Stewart to Rank III, Library

*Roger F. Walker to Associate Professor of Range, Wild-

life & Forestry, Agriculture

Glee M. Willis to Rank III, Library



B. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommend-

ed the following promotions, effective July 1, 1992:



J. Chow to Rank IV, Research Professor, Energy & Envi-

ronmental Engineering Center

S. Tyler to Rank III, Associate Research Professor,

Water Resources Center

B. Wharton to Rank IV, Research Professor, Biological

Sciences Center



C. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended the following promotions, effective July 1,

1992:



John Bowers to Full Professor of English, College of

Liberal Arts

*Nasser Daneshvary to Associate Professor of Economics,

College of Business & Economics

*Charles Deutch to Associate Professor of Biological

Sciences, College of Science & Mathematics

Anthony Ferri to Associate Professor of Communication

Studies, College of Liberal Arts

*Jeffrey Gelfer to Associate Professor of Instructional

& Curricular Studies, College of Education

*Cathy Hurst-Hoffman to Associate Professor of Theatre

Arts, College of Fine & Performing Arts

*Melvin Jameson to Associate Professor of Finance,

College of Business & Economics

W. Paul Jones to Full Professor of Counseling & Educa-

tional Psychology, College of Education

Cathie Kelly to Associate Professor of Art, College of

Fine & Performing Arts

Thurston Miller to Librarian II

*Willard Rollings to Associate Professor of History,

College of Liberal Arts

Stephen Rowland to Full Professor of Geoscience,

College of Science & Mathematics

James Selser to Full Professor of Physics, College of

Science & Mathematics

Jeffrey Stitt to Associate Professor of English, College

of Liberal Arts

*Mehran Tamadonfar to Associate Professor of Political

Science, College of Liberal Arts

Robert Winokur to Associate Professor of Biological

Sciences, College of Science & Mathematics

*Martha Young to Associate Professor of Instructional

& Curricular Studies, College of Education



*Also recommended for Award of Tenure.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of Promotion or Assignment to

Rank for UNR, DRI and UNLV. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



23. Information Only: Recommendations for Promotion or

Assignment to Rank, UNR and UNLV



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

to rank have been forwarded for Board consideration. This

is an information item only, with Board action scheduled

for the May 14-15, 1992 meeting.



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

mends the following promotion, effective July 1, 1992:



*La Verne M. Jeanne to Associate Professor of Anthro-

ology, College of Arts and Science



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends the following promotion, effective July 1,

1992:



*Hans-Hermann Hoppe to Professor of Economics, College

of Business and Economics



*Also recommended for Award of Tenure.



24. Information Only: Recommendations for Award to Tenure,

UNR and UNLV



The following recommendations for award to tenure have been

forwarded for Board consideration. This is an information

item only, with Board action scheduled for the May 14-15,

1992 meeting.



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

mends the following award to tenure, effective July 1,

1992, to the following:



*La Verne M. Jeanne, Anthropology, Arts and Science



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends award to tenure, effective July 1, 1992,

to the following:



*Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Economics, College of Business and

Economics



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank.



25. Approved Handbook Change, Tenure Policy for New Faculty,

UCCSN



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

3.3.1, Tenure for University Faculty, as contained in Ref.

B, filed in the Regents' Office. This will clarify the

conditions whereby tenure may be awarded to new faculty.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding Tenure Policy for New Faculty, UCCSN. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Eardley stated that to become a tenured faculty, the

person must go through a tremendous process. UNR Faculty

Senate Chairman Elizabeth Raymond agreed, and stated that

this policy will provide tenure for those new faculty who

have earned tenure at other institutions.



26. Approved Tenure on Hire, UNR



Approved tenure on hire for James N. Seiber, Department of

Range, Wildlife and Forestry, College of Agriculture, UNR,

as Sierra Pacific Professor of Environmental Sciences and

Director of the University Center for Environmental Sci-

ences and Engineering.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the tenure on hire of

Range, Wildlife and Forestry at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



27. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Status

of Women



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Status of Women meetings, held February 19, 1992 and

February 27, 1992, were made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.

The Interim Report and Recommendations of the Regents' ad

hoc Committee on Status of Women was first distributed at

the February 27, 1992 meeting, filed in the Regents' Office.



February 19, 1992



(1) Chairman Derby stated that the ad hoc Committee has

been in existence over a year and felt it was time to

prepare an interim report to be presented to the

Board of Regents. Ms. Tamela Gorden, UCCSN Research

Analyst, distributed a draft of the "Interim Report

and Recommendations of the Regents' Ad Hoc Committee

on the Status of Women - February 27, 1992".



The Committee was directed to discuss the interim

recommendations and report for final presentation to

the Board at the February 27-28, 1992 meeting. Each

section of the report (Overview, Process, Findings

and Recommendations) was discussed and changes were

made to the document. Ms. Gorden was instructed to

incorporate the changes into the document, facsimile

the corrected document to the Committee members on

Friday, February 21, 1992 for Committee input to be

received by Ms. Gorden on Monday, February 24, in

order for the final report to be made available to

the Committee on Thursday, February 27, 1992 for

presentation to the full Board.



President Meacham stated that the Arizona Board of

Regents' report has been a model to this Committee

and he questioned their track record. Dr. Derby

stated that the report has been in existence for 2-3

years and indicated that she would send a copy of the

report to him for his review.



February 27, 1992



(1) Approved the Interim Report and Recommendations of

the Regents' Ad Hoc Committee on Status of Women,

filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich commended Chairman Derby on her leadership

of the Committee, stating her leadership goes beyond

the expectations of being a lay person on the Board.

Mrs. Berkley agreed.



Chairman Derby commended the Campus Advisory Commit-

tees and their Chairmen.



(2) Discussion was held on the Commitee's status and future

plans. Chairman Derby directed the Campus Advisory

Committees to report to the ad hoc Committee on Status

of Women with its plan for implementation of the

recommendations described in the above interim report,

along with goals, within the next six months.



Chairman Derby stated that the interim report includes

a recommendation to sponsor education at the System

level in order to raise awareness of women's issues.

She requested the Committee to discuss a possible work-

shop at its next meeting in April. Mrs. Berkley stated

that in light of the recent Supreme Court decision,

institutions can now be held accountable for sexual

harassment, and it is very important to educate our

Administration and faculty.



In addition, Chairman Derby requested a discussion

regarding the overall diversity throughout UCCSN.



Dr. Derby thanked UCCSN Research Analyst Tamela Gorden for

her enormous help and invaluable work she performed for the

Committee. Dr. Derby also commended the Campus Advisory

Committees and institutional Presidents for their support.



Dr. Derby explained that the Committee developed an "inter-

im" report because the Campus assessment surveys took most

of the year to process. The Campus Advisory Committees

are becoming permanent Committees in order for the tasks

to be carried forth. She noted that there were 7 Campus

Committees; however, a System-level Committee was overlooked

and she is hopeful to establish such a Committee at the next

meeting.



Dr. Derby reviewed the interim report, which contained 18

recommendations proposed by the ad hoc Committee on Status

of Women.



Chairman Sparks indicated that recommendation #1, the

Regents' ad hoc Committee on Status of Women be made a

permanent Regents' Committee, may require a Regents' Bylaw

change. Dr. Derby agreed, and requested General Counsel

Klasic to draft appropriate language. Mrs. Gallagher

suggested that the Committee remain an ad hoc Committee

in order for the Committee to retain its current membership.

General Counsel Klasic suggested that the Committee be

structured in the same manner as the Regents' Research

Affairs Committee, whereby the Committee has its own Ad-

visory Committee. Dr. Derby suggested that a third level

of Regents' committee be developed, other than "Standing"

and "ad hoc" committees, to include ad hoc type of member-

ship.



Mrs. Berkley stated that by creating a permanent Committee

it makes a statement to the public that the Regents are

serious about women's issues, otherwise the issues may get

pushed aside.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Status of Women, and directed

General Counsel Klasic to draft apporpriate language for

the establishment of a permanent Committee for the Status

of Women. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 1:15 P.M. to move into the Legis-

lative Committee meeting and reconvened at 1:45 P.M. Friday,

April 10, 1992, with all Regents present except Regents Foley

and Hammargren.



The Legislative Committee addressed an informational item re-

garding Campus progress reports. Chairman Berkley stated that

she had met with each President or designee to discuss legis-

lation issues at each institution. The meetings were very

positive. She requested each President to prepare a written

report indicating the timeline for legislative progress to be

presented at the May meeting, to include procedures for approach-

ing the Legislature and to include a proposal on the process so

as not to become dependent on individual people in the future.

Chairman Berkley requested each President give a detailed verbal

report on future legislative endeavors.



President Gwaltney reported that he has met with the TMCC Ad-

visory Board's Budget Committee to request persons to contact

individual Legislators; a publication will be forthcoming re-

garding Community College funding on national standards; and

TMCC will invite Legislators, business people, students, and

faculty to the Campus to inform them of TMCC's needs.



President Calabro reported that he has met with the internal

Legislative Steering Committee at WNCC and plans to add external

Advisory Board members to this Committee; WNCC will invite Legis-

lators and business/industry people to the Campus to inform them

of WNCC's needs; and WNCC facilities will be made available to

System personnel during the legislative session.



President Meacham reported that he has met with the President's

Cabinet; CCSN will host breakfast meetings with Legislators;

CCSN Legislative Liaison contacts are Thomas Brown and Herman

van Betten; CCSN will sponsor a candidate forum; and will pro-

vide new district maps to faculty, staff, Advisory Board members.



President Maxson announced that he had appointed Vice President

Buster Neel as the UNLV Legislative Liaison. Vice President Neel

reported that he has met with the UNLV Foundation and UNLV Alumni

representatives; the database on employees should be completed by

this Summer; UNLV will host breakfast and lunch meetings with

Legislators; he will meet with President Crowley, Bob Dickens

(UNR), and Jim Richardson (UNR) to discuss legislative issues

and lobbying efforts; and he will be spending much time at the

Legislature in 1993.



President Crowley reported that the UNR Citizen Legislative

Steering Committee and Faculty Legislative Steering Committee

has been in existence for several yers; UNR hosts the Annual

Nevada Leadership Forum and the Blue and Silver dinner; UNR

will meet with Legislators this Summer and after the elections;

UNR will invite Legislators and business/industry people to the

Campus to inform them of UNR's needs; and the database is being

established and will be referred to as the "Action Group" (this

group will respond to issues and lobbying efforts by calling

constituents and Legislators in a timely manner).



Chairman Berkley requested Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks to estimate

how much this database will cost the System to maintain. She

requested the Presidents to name a contact person and that when-

ever the Campus meets with a Legislator(s) that she be contacted

in order to better coordinate the legislative effort.



Mr. Klaich suggested that the Campuses begin sending "good news"

to the Legislators at this time and then again every three weeks

or so. Mr. Gallagher agreed and suggested that Legislators be

invited to the Campuses to see for themselves the needs of the

Campuses (this too should be orchestrated).



28. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meet-

ings, held January 23, 1992, February 19, 1992 and April 1,

1992, were made by Regent Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman.



January 23, 1992



(1) Approved Financial Statements and Constructive Service

Letters, UNR, UNLV, DRI, TMCC, CCSN, WNCC and NNCC -

Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal introduced Mr.

Dennis Gauger and Mr. Glen Storer of Deloitte &

Touche, UNS independent auditing firm. Mr. Gauger

reported that all the Financial Statements received

clean opinions with no material weaknesses. He

noted that the adoption of depreciation has been

included in these statements, which indicates a

significant impact on the fund balance at each Campus.

In addition, the recommendations regarding the EDP,

which was reported to the Committee in December, are

reflected in each report.



The Financial Statements and Constructive Service

letters are filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Storer explained the auditing process whereby

each Campus prepares its own actual financial state-

ment and the independent auditors issue an opinion

on the statement.



Upon questions regarding the depreciation, Mr. Storer

referred to "Note 2 - Accounting Change" in each

financial statement. Each Campus adopted deprecia-

tion for all long-lived assets for the year ended

June 30, 1991. The new method of accounting was

adopted to conform with Statement of Financial Ac-

counting Standards No. 93, which requires depreci-

ation for all non-for-profit enterprises. The

comparative totals of the prior year have been re-

stated to apply the new method retroactively. The

effect of the change decreases the Plant Fund bal-

ance at June 30, 1991, to record the current year's

depreciation and to reduce the Plant Fund balance

at July 1, 1990 to recognize the cumulative effect

of adopting depreciation.



Chairman Gallagher questioned how buildings are de-

preciated and Mr. Storer explained that buildings

are fully depreciated if they have reached a life

of 40 years. Vice President Ashok Dhingra informed

the Committee that UNR has several buildings that

have not reached 40 years. Equipment depreciation

is noted as a line item in the statements of each

Campus.



Mr. Storer expressed his appreciation to the Control-

lers and staff for being cooperative throughout the

audit process.



Chairman Gallagher asked the independent auditors if

they had any comments in regard to UCCSN, and Mr.

Storer stated that reporting consistency between the

institutions has improved, but will need to be con-

tinually reviewed, especially the reporting and

treatment of like transactions.



Mrs. Cardinal informed the Committee that the contract

with Deloitte & Touche expires June 30, 1992, there-

fore the bidding process will begin soon.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Laboratory Fees, July 1, 1989

through June 30, 1991, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that Laboratory fees are being

reviewed on the Systemwide level. Chairman Gallagher

suggested that a Systemwide policy be developed to

address extra-ordinary fees.



(3) Internal audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR JTU Activities Office, July 1, 1989

through December 31, 1990, filed in the Regents'

Office.



Dr. Eardley noted that the last audit performed on

the UNR JTU Activities Office was in 1978-79. Mrs.

Cardinal explained that the JTU Activities Office was

reviewed in the mid 1980's, but a report was not made

at that time.



Chairman Gallagher stated she was concerned that some

1978-79 recommendations have still not been imple-

mented. Mr. Pete Perriera, Director of the Student

Union, responded that the Student Union has been

overwhelmed during the last several years without

any increase in staff or space. He assured Chairman

Gallagher that the recommendations would be imple-

mented and indicated that Controller Tom Judy was

addressing some of the recommendations.



Chairman Gallagher stated she was concerned with the

lack of response to the Internal Audit recommenda-

tions and requested that a follow-up report be pre-

sented within six months of the audit report and

recommendations. Mrs. Cardinal stated that follow-

up reports are brought before the Committee within

three months of the original report and another

audit is performed every three to five years.



Chairman Gallagher emphasized the importance of the

Audit Committee and felt that it was critical to have

commitment from the members of the Committee and the

Campuses for implementation of recommendations.



Vice President Dhingra stated that UNR will perform

internal reviews periodically throughout the Campus,

but especially with the Departments that handle cash.



Dr. John Marschall, Associate Dean of Student Life,

stated that the cash handling will be moved to a

separate office and that an Accountant has been hired

to oversee the budgeting of the Student Union.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Residential Life and Housing, July 1,

1990 through May 31, 1991, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR ASUN Bookstore, July 1, 1990 through

June 30, 1991, filed in the Regents' Office.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the BCN Surplus Equipment Inventory, July 1,

1989 through December 31, 1990, filed in the Regents'

Office.



Upon questioning, Vice President Dhingra explained

that the BCN inventory process is difficult with only

two employees performing inventory for five institu-

tions and in light of the recent budget reductions,

there will not be any new employees hired. He sug-

gested that BCN assess the institutions for this

service, but, again, with the budget reductions the

institutions would probably not support this expendi-

ture. Dr. Eardley stated that it should be the De-

partment Chairmen who should be held responsible for

equipment inventory. Dr. Rita Gubanich, TMCC Vice

President, felt that with the high turnover of new

technology, it would be difficult to track each piece

of equipment. BCN does have an annual inventory proc-

ess established, but with insufficient manpower it is

very difficult to maintain. Ms. Anne Audrain, DRI

Controller, informed the Committee that DRI employs

one 1/2 time employee who maintains the inventory at

DRI.



In regard to disposition of excess invesntory, Mr.

Art Lenon, UNR Purchasing Director, stated that BCN

performs well when audited and indicated that the

percentage of finds is above 97%.



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the TMCC Laboratory Fees, July 1, 1989

through June 30, 1991, filed in the Regents' Office.



Vice President Gubanich explained that TMCC charges

a $5 fee to students who use the Computer Lab. This

fee pays for paper, ink, supplies, etc. The Lab is

opened all day, Monday through Saturday, and the

demand has increased tremendously with 500-600 stu-

dents using the Lab during one semester. She felt

the $5 was not excessive. Chairman Gallagher sug-

gested that TMCC may want to consider raising this

Lab fee to $10 to help defray the costs of having

the Lab open on the weekends.



(8) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the TMCC Admissions and Records Office,

January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1990, filed in

the Regents' Office.



Chairman Gallagher noted that prior recommendations

have not been implemented and requested a follow-up

report.



There was a lengthy discussion regarding the Nursing

prefix in regard to calculating FTE. It was felt

that the integrity of the budget must be guarded and

FTEs must be calculated the same throughout the

System. Vice President Dhingra suggested that the

most direct way to calculate FTE is by counting all

sources of funding which generate FTE, but Vice

Chancellor Sparks indicated that institutions are

resistant to the approach.



Mr. Bill Davies, WNCC Vice President, stated that

Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg has been very

instrumental in providing a description for calculat-

ing FTE. He stated that the Nursing Program is the

most costly program.



Chairman Gallagher requested that the issue of Nursing

prefixes be brought before the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee.



(9) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Admissions and Records Office,

January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1990, filed in

the Regents' Office.



Mr. Stan Aiazzi, Dean of Student Services, indicated

that the Ely and Winnemucca Centers could not meet

the deadline for sending grades to the Admissions and

Records Office, so prior to facsimile machines the

grades were recorded over the telephone. This process

has been corrected now that facsimile machines are at

each Center.



(10) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the WNCC Admissions and Records Office,

January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1990, filed in

the Regents' Office.



Mr. Davies indicated that a Director of Admissions

and Records has been recently hired and the recom-

mendations would be implemented.



The following items were reported from the Information

Agenda of this Committee:



(11) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNR Rental Property, July 1,

1989 through September 30, 1990, filed in the Regents'

Office.



(12) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNR Stead Apartments, July 1,

1989 through June 30, 1990, filed in the Regents'

Office.



(13) New Business - Dr. Eardley questioned what amount is

refunded to students and if it affected the FTE cal-

culation, and Mr. Tom Judy, UNR Controller, stated

that it was difficult for UNR to determine the amount;

Mr. Aiazzi stated that NNCC lost 18 FTE due to re-

funds; and Mr. Bill Davies stated that WNCC lost

approximately 1800 out of 20,000 students. Vice

Chancellor Sparks informed Dr. Eardley that the stu-

dent fees and refunds are projected, with 50 cents

per credit used to project the refund amount. Fur-

ther, Federal regulations dictate the refund policy

for students on financial aid.



Chairman Gallagher stated that it was her intention

to hold the Audit Committee meetings separate from

the regularly scheduled Board of Regents' meetings.

Several people agreed and stated that it will give

the institutions a chance to work problems out without

the constraints. Chairman Gallagher announced that

the next Audit Committee meeting will be held at 9:30

A.M. Wednesday, February 19, 1992, by video confer-

ence.



February 19, 1992



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Consolidated Students of Nevada,

July 1, 1990 through May 31, 1991. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



It was stated that there has been a high turnover

with the Business Manager's position which is a con-

tributing factor to the lack of implementation of the

prior audit recommendations.



CSUN President Roderick Colebrook stated that he is

well aware of the CSUN problems and has worked dili-

gently with Ms. Lori Snyder, CSUN Business Manager,

to implement the audit recommendations. Ms. Snyder

stated that the recommendations have been addressed

and procedures have been implemented.



Chairman Gallagher questioned when the Audit Committee

could expect a follow-up report to this audit, and

Mrs. Cardinal indicated that it would be made during

the upcoming Summer or Fall.



Dr. Eardley commented that since there has been such

a high turnover with the position of the CSUN Busi-

ness Manager, it would be the responsibility of the

Vice President for Student Services to be fully aware

of the CSUN operations. Chairman Gallagher requested

Vice Prsident Harry Neel to convey Dr. Eardley's re-

marks to Vice President Robert Ackerman.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Institute for Real Estate Studies,

July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



Vice President Neel stated that each recommendation

has been addressed.



It was explained that the Real Estate courses are

operated through Extended Education under the direc-

tion of Dr. Paul Aizley, and the Real Estate seminars

are operated through the Lied Institute for Real

Estate Studies at UNLV under the direction of Mr.

Mike Clauretie. Dr. Aizley added that all non-

credit courses are maintained by Extended Education

and that all fees are collected by the Lied Institute

for Real Estate Studies.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Army Research Center, July 1, 1987

through June 30, 1991. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Purchasing and Contract Management,

July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



Vice President Neel indicated that UNLV is making an

attempt to educate Campus personnel on the use of

Limited Purchase Orders (LPO's), and stated that

there were relatively few incidences that occurred

with regard to the incorrect use of LPO's.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that a follow-up report would

be forthcoming during the next 3 to 4 months.



(5) Internal Auditor Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCSN Admissions and Records, January 1,

1990 through May 31, 1991. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



Upon questioning, Dr. Jean Thomas-Sims indicated that

CCSN Community Education courses are non-credit cours-

es taught by the Community College.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that

clarification has been relayed to each of the Campuses

in regard to FTE and headcount submission of data, and

each Campus is complying with the new definitions used

in the reporting format.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the WNCC Laboratory Fees, fiscal years 1989-

90 and 1990-91. The audit report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



WNCC Controller Dane Apalategui indicated that dif-

ferent Lab fees used to be charged for the rural

courses and the Carson City Campus, but since the

restructuring of administrative personnel at WNCC the

Lab fees have been corrected and are consistent. Each

Department has a Lab fee account and each semester the

Lab fees are reviewed to determine if too much or too

little is being collected.



Dr. Eardley stated that in the past fees were regu-

lated by policy, and suggested that the Campuses keep

control of issuance of Lab fees because they can easi-

ly get out of hand.



The following items were reported from the Information

Agenda of this Committee:



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Laboratory Fees, Fall

1990 and Spring 1991. The follow-up report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(8) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Continuing Education

Division, July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1991. The

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



Dr. Paul Aizley stated that on-site registration is

minimal due to the new phone-in registration process

and that drop-boxes have been installed on the Campus

with security accompanying the person who deposits

the money into the boxes.



(9) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the CCSN Professional Grants-in-

Aid, Fall 1990 and Spring 1991. The follow-up report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(10) New Business - Dr. Eardley informed the Committee that

on occasion Regents have been requested to change

grades for students who are constituents of the Re-

gents. He felt that grade changing policies should

be very strict and that Regents should not interfere,

but refer the matter to the President of the insti-

tution concerned.



April 1, 1992



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Physical Plant, July 1, 1990 through

June 30, 1991. The audit report is filed in the Re-

gents' Office.



Chairman Gallagher stated, for the record, that every

Department within UCCSN needs good documentation, be-

cause the State will be looking at UCCSN much closer

than before. Vice President Neel stated that the

UNLV Physical Plant is undertaking better documenta-

tion for its Department.



Upon questioning, it was explained that the vehicles

located in Mexico are used by the UNLV Geology De-

partment during its field trips once or twice a year.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Summer Session, Summer 1990 and

Summer 1991. The audit report is filed in the Re-

gents' Office.



Dr. Aizley was commended for showing a profit for the

UNLV Summer Session program.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Graduate College Admissions, July 1,

1990 through June 30, 1991. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCSN Limited Entry Programs, Fall 1991.

The audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Hoggard stated that a policy regarding Laboratory

grade posting has been established and will be ob-

served.



It was clarified that the requirement for health

insurance for Nursing and Dental Hygiene students

is to provide insurance coverage for the students if

they should be exposed to illnesses and/or diseases

from the clinics that may require medical attention.

It is a requirement of the County Health Department.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Laboratory Fees, fiscal years 1989-

90 and 1990-91. The audit report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



Chairman Gallagher stated that all institutions have

now had their Laboratory fees audited and reported to

the Committee during the past year.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



Dr. Eardley left the meeting.



29. Approved Community College Role and Mission Statement



The University and Community College System of Nevada's

Community College Mission (Ref. C, filed with the perma-

nent minutes) was presented to the Board for information

at the February meeting and was presented by Mr. Doug

Burris, Assistant to the Chancellor, who stated that the

role and mission statement correlates with the academic

master planning process and the Board of Regents' Strategic

Directions. The Community College mission statement orig-

inally contained five statements, however a sixth statement

was added regarding "Business and Industry Partnering Pro-

grams" in order to address the State's economic development

efforts.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Community College Role

and Mission Statement. Dr. Derby seconded.



President Meacham noted for the record that each mission

statement is "equally" important. President Calabro stated

that his mission statement reflects several reports and

the Community College's own Future's Report. President

Remington stated that this mission statement will be dis-

tributed to Community College faculty and staff.



Motion carried.



The mission statements for DRI, UNR and UNLV are undergoing

further Campus review and will be presented at a later

date.



30. Approved Legislative Bill Draft Requests, UCCSN



Legislative Bill Draft Requests are due prior to the next

Board of Regents' meeting. Approved the following:



a. Clarification - UCCSN contract with investment companies

to establish retirement programs.



b. Exclude all employees of UCCSN from jurisdiction of

Committee on Group Benefits.



c. Membership on Committee on Benefits.



d. Fair representation on Committee on Benefits.



e. HECC Funds.



f. Exempt UCCSN from NRS 333 State Purchasing Act.



g. $10 million in Revenue Bonds to provide additional

Residence Life facilities on the UNLV Campus. Repay-

ment of these bonds will be derived from student fee

revenue generated by these facilities.



h. $6 million in Revenue Bonds to construct an Athletic

Complex facility on the UNLV Campus. Repayment of

these bonds will be derived from donations from the

private sector.



i. $1.4 million in Revenue Bonds to construct a technical

building at TMCC.



(UCCSN name change was previously approved by the Board,

December 1991.)



Dr. Eardley returned to the meeting; Mr. Klaich left the meeting.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the legislative bill draft

requests for UCCSN. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



31. Approved Handbook Change, Emeritus Policy, UCCSN



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 26,

Emeritus Status, as contained in Ref. D, filed with the

permanent minutes. Although each institution has establish-

ed practices related to the awarding of emeritus status, a

Systemwide policy will clarify policies and procedures

throughout the UCCSN.



Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Emeritus Status. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting.



32. Approved Handbook Changes, Registration, Deferred Payment

Policy and Refund Policy, UNLV



President Maxson requests approval of Handbook changes,

Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 11.7, Registration; Title 4,

Chapter 17, Section 7.1, Deferred Payment Policy; and

Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 8.2, Refund Policy at UNLV,

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



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing registration, deferred payment policy and refund policy

at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



33. Approved Handbook Change, Deferred Payment Policy, WNCC



Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 7,

Deferred Payment Policy, WNCC.



The existing deferred payment policy at WNCC is the most

conservative in the State. The two Universities allow

deferments for credit loads of 7 or more credits and NNCC

and CCSN allow deferments for credit loads of 6 or more

credits. WNCC would like to change the policy to be more

compatible with the rest of the University and Community

College System.



3. The following policy is applicable to TMCC:



Contracts for deferred payment of registration fees

are available during registration periods at TMCC

for students taking twelve (12) or more credits.

special fees and approximately 1/2 of the tuition

fee are payable at registration. The unpaid balance

is due and payble not later than Friday of the 6th

week of instruction. Application for admission

fees, Laboratory fees, and costs of Community Serv-

ice credits may not be deferred. If payment for

deferred fees has not been made by the prescribed

date, the account will be considered delinquent

and the student will be placed on financial hold

for future registration, transcript, diploma or

certificate privileges. A penalty fee of $10 per

$100 (or fraction thereof) will be charged on all

delinquent accounts.



6. The following policy is applicable to WNCC:



Contracts for deferred payment of registration fees

are available to students who register for seven

(7) or more semester credit hours in a Fall or

Spring semester. Application for admission fees,

Laboratory fees, and cost of Community Service

credits and courses may not be deferred. Special

fees, i. e., Lab fees, insurance, etc...., and

approximately 1/2 of the registration and tuition

fees are payable at registration. The unpaid

balance is due and payable no later than Friday

of the sixth week of instruction. If payment for

deferred fees has not been made by the prescribed

date, the account will be considered delinquent

and the student will be placed on financial hold

for future registration, grade, transcript, diploma,

and certificate privileges. A penalty fee of $10

per $100 (or fraction thereof) will be charged on

all delinquent accounts. The Registrar is author-

ized, if necessary, to officially withdraw a stu-

dent from classes for nonpayment with the unpaid

balance treated as a student receivable.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding deferred payment policy at WNCC. Dr Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



34. Approved the Community College Month Resolution



President Calabro has been selected as the Community College

Month Coordinator and presented to the Board, on behalf of

the Community Colleges in the System, a resolution declar-

ing April as Community College Month in Nevada, contained

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



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the resolution declaring

April as Community College Month in Nevada. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich entered the meeting. Mrs. Berkley left the meeting.



35. Approved Regents' 1992 Student of the Year Awards



The Board of Regents authorized an annual Student of the

Year Award to begin in 1992. The System Student Affairs

Committee developed guidelines for the award. Each Campus

selected a Committee to review applications and nomina-

tions were sent to the Board for consideration. The Board

announced the recipients, one from each Campus, for the

1992 Student of the Year Award, and allocated a $500 sti-

pend to each recipient.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - John Christensen



University of Nevada, Reno - Alana Kroll



Community College of Southern Nevada - John Kelley



Western Nevada Community College - Lauri M. Whitaker



Northern Nevada Community College - Amber Vance



Truckee Meadows Community College - Lisa Martinez



President Maxson informed the Board that UNLV's recipient,

John Christensen, is a student athlete, whereby the eli-

gibility for receiving the $500 stipend would be cleared

through NCAA regulations.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of awarding the above Regents'

1992 Student of the Year recipients a $500 stipend. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.



36. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



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

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for the intitution, as contained in Ref. H, filed in the

Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



Ellen Baker

John A. Kleppe



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Stephen Duffy

Gerald E. Landwer



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Lori Temple announced that

in an effort to recognize the many outstanding accom-

plishments of members of the UNLV community, a new award

for professional staff members was created and given for

the first time to Mrs. Nancy Flagg, Special Assistant

to the Senior Vice President and Provost.



Community College of Southern Nevada



Janet K. Mastalir

Jeri L. Wallis



Northern Nevada Community College



Richard Mc Nally



Truckee Meadows Community College



Daniel Mc Clure

Rebecca Porter



Western Nevada Community College



Stephanie F. Arrogotti

Michon Mackedon



Desert Research Institute



Dale W. Johnson



37. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition



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

ment officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments from the institution, as contained in Ref. I, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Truckee Meadows Community College



Dianne Higgins Davis



Western Nevada Community College



Doak Davis



Community College of Southern Nevada



Ryky Patterson

Jerry Perkins



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Warren White



38. Approved Budget Augmentation, UCCSN



Authorized to seek Interim Finance approval to augment

Campus budgets for increased student fees resulting from

increased enrollment.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to seek Interim Finance approval

to augment Campus budgets for increased student fees result-

ing from increased enrollment. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



The meeting adjourned at 2:55 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

04-09-1992