04/12/1990

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 12-13, 1990








04-12-1990

Pages 1-34



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 12-13, 1990



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 1105, Clark

County Community College, North Las Vegas.



Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members absent: 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, CCCC

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Don Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Deborah Ballard-Reisch

(UNR), Don Carlson (WNCC), Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Louis Grand-

ieri (Unit), Nancy Master (UNLV), Michael Mc Farlane (NNCC),

Steve Mizell (DRI), and Norma Suchy (CCCC) and Student Associa-

tion Officers.



Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 10:10

A.M. Thursday, April 12, 1990.



1. Oath of Office



The Oath of Office was administered by Governor Robert

Miller to newly appointed Regent Shelley Berkley.



2. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

February 22-23, 1990.



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

Ref. C-1, filed with permanent minutes.



(3) Approved the following proposed Board of Regents'

calendar for 1991 and 1992:



Board Meeting Dates Location



January 10-11, 1991 Reno

February 14-15, 1991 Las Vegas

April 4-5, 1991 Carson City (WNCC)

May 6-7, 1991 Reno

June 27-28, 1991 Las Vegas

September 12-13, 1991 Reno (TMCC)

October 24-25, 1991 Las Vegas

December 5-6, 1991 Reno



January 9-10, 1992 Reno

February 27-28, 1992 Las Vegas

April 9-10, 1992 Las Vegas (CCCC)

May 14-15, 1992 Reno

June 25-26, 1992 Las Vegas

August 27-28, 1992 Reno

October 8-9, 1992 Elko (NNCC)

November 19-20, 1992 Las Vegas



(4) Approved the Sanitary Sewer Easement between the City

of Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno. This ease-

ment is necessary to reroute the existing sewer line

around the new Engineering Lab building.



(5) Approved the leave extension of absence without pay for

Dorothy Adams, Department of Nursing at UNLV, through

the Fall, 1990, semester. Ms. Adams is pursuing her

Ph. D.



(6) Approved emeritus status for Dr. Patrick Squires, Re-

search Professor Emeritus. Dr. Squires was the former

Atmospheric Sciences Center Director, who worked for

DRI from December 1, 1966 through September 30, 1977.

The Library at the DRI Sage building has been named

for Dr. Squires.



(7) Approved emeritus status for Carl W. Backman from UNR,

effective July 1, 1990.



(8) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Department of

Wildlife.



Effective: January 1 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $18,000 maximum to UNLV

Purpose : Student Assistance Program regarding

Special Problems of Wildlife Management



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

Wildlife



Effective: January 9 to April 15, 1990

Amount : $6000 to UNR

Purpose : Data regarding Humbolt River Study.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Junior Livestock Show

Board



Effective: July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991

Amount : $23,267 to UNR

Purpose : Hiring individual to work as Program

Coordinator of Junior Livestock Show



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

Mental Health and Mental Retardation



Effective: February 1 to June 20, 1990

Amount : $7900 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide workshops for profes-

sional employees and others.



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

Human Resources and Lake's Crossing Center



Effective: Date approved by Board

Amount : No compensation to either party

Purpose : UNR School of Nursing to provide Nurs-

ing students at Lake's Crossing for

clinical experience and training.



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

Education



Effective: Date approved by Board

Amount : $4500 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Provide tuition waivers for Language

classes.



G. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada State Depart-

ment of General Services



Effective: July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991

Amount : $900 annually to UNR

Purpose : Lease of Holly Park Field Laboratory

Shop Equipment Area in Pahrump.



H. UNS Board of Regents and Sierra Pacific Power

Company



Effective: Date approved by Board

Amount : $1.00

Purpose : Grant of easement for gas and water

distribution.



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

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:25 A.M. and reconvened in a

closed personnel session at 12:15 P.M., Thursday, April 12, 1990,

with all Regents present except Mrs. Whitley.



3. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Dr. Hammargren, seconded by Mr. Klaich, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profession-

al competence or physical or mental health of a person in

accordance with NRS 241.030.



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

Board moved to open session. Motion carried.



4. Introductions



Chairman Gallagher announced that Secretary Mary Lou Moser

has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Program Plan-

ning Committee for Professional Staff/Board Secretaries of

the Association of Governing Boards.



President Crowley introduced outgoing ASUN President Glen

Krutz and newly elected ASUN President Jason Geddes.



President Maxson introduced newly re-elected CSUN President

Joe Bunin. In addition, President Maxson introduced Las

Vegas Educational Reporter Mary Stanley.



President Calabro introduced newly elected WNCC Faculty

Senate Chairman Don Carlson, outgoing USA President Greg

Marangi, and newly elected USA President David Kale.



President Gwaltney introduced newly elected ASCC President

Roy Potter.



Mrs. Sparks introduced Mrs. Lois Tarkanian, Las Vegas

citizen.



5. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that there have been major re-

visions in Administrative Computing with regard to the

Student Accounting System. UNS has met with vendors, reg-

istrars, and users. The project is on target and within

the stated budget. Implementation will begin this Fall,

with actual usage beginning next Spring.



He reported that the workshop with Dr. Dale Parnell, Presi-

dent of American Association of Community and Junior Col-

leges (AACJC), was an outstanding event. Dr. Derby indicat-

ed her wish that the entire Board of Regents would have been

in attendance. She suggested that a future Regents' work-

shop include a presentation by Dr. Parnell.



Chancellor Dawson asked General Counsel Klasic to introduce

newly appointed Assistant General Counsel David Hintzman.

General Counsel Klasic informed the Board that Mr. Hintzman

began working for UNS in March and will be working in the

System Administration Office in Las Vegas.



6. Approved Resolution, Runnin' Rebels, UNLV



Approved the following resolution commending the UNLV

Runnin' Rebels Basketball Team:



RESOLUTION #90-4



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

ball Team has demonstrated an outstanding record of success

over the last several years in the Big West Conference and

throughout the nation; and



WHEREAS, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels have well represented their

University, the University System, the City of Las Vegas,

and the entire State of Nevada; and



WHEREAS, the UNLV Rebels completed a perfect record in the

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Series for 1990, winning

each exciting and thrilling game capping an outstanding

season; and



WHEREAS, the UNLV Rebels have been declared the NCAA Nation-

al Champions with a final four victory in Denver, Colorado,

over Duke University, setting several championship records

including most points scored (103), and greatest margin of

victory (30) points; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents and the University of Nevada

System are proud of the Coach, team members, staff, fans,

students, and supporters of the UNLV Rebels;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents of

the University of Nevada System that in honor of the Rebels'

National Championship, today, April 12, 1990, be declared

"UNLV Rebels' Day" throughout the University System; and



FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas, be highly commended for bringing such a great honor

to the State of Nevada, and praised for a game well won,

and for finishing "Number One".



Mr. Foley moved for adoption of the resolution honoring the

UNLV Runnin' Rebels Basketball Team. Dr. Hammargren second-

ed. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich, on behalf of the State of Nevada, commended

Coach Jerry Tarkanian for his post-game remarks, and person-

ally commended the team members for a fabulous display in

Denver, Colorado. The actions of the Coaches, team members

and staff give tremendous credit to the University of Nevada

System.



Chairman Gallagher also commended Coach Tarkanian, his staff

and team members.



7. Approved Appointment, UNR



President Crowley announced the appointment of Dr. William

N. Cathey as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs at

UNR, effective July 1, 1990, at a salary of $90,933. Dr.

Cathey will serve during the interim search period. Vice

President Dennis Brown has resigned to accept a position

at Drexel University.



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

N. Cathey as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs at

UNR, effective July 1, 1990, at a salary of $90,933. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved Appointment, WNCC



Approved the appointment of Lorrie R. Gallagher as Dean of

Educational Services at WNCC, effective April 16, 1990, at

an annual salary of $61,446.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the appointment of Lorrie R.

Gallagher as Dean of Educational Services at WNCC, effective

April 16, 1990, at an annual salary of $61,446. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank



Approved the following recommendations for promotion or

assignment to rank which have been forwarded for Board

consideration:



A. University of Nevada, Reno



President Crowley recommended the following promotions,

effective July 1, 1990:



*D. Achtenberg to Association Professor of Philosophy,

Arts & Science

*Christine Cheney to Associate Professor of Curriculum

& Instruction, Education

*Dale A. Devitt to Professor of Plant Science, Agricul-

ture

David E. Ehrke to Professor of Music, Arts & Science

Donald R. Hanks to Professor of Veterinary Medicine,

Medicine

*Joe G. Harper to Associate Professor of Ag Education &

Communications, Agriculture

Stephen H. Jenkins to Professor of Biology, Arts &

Science

*Carolyn Leontos to Rank III, Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion, Agriculture

*Steven R. Lewis to Rank III, Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion, Agriculture

Paul Macura to Professor of Foreign Languages & Litera-

tures, Arts & Science

*Louis W. Marvick to Associate Professor of Foreign

Languages & Literatures, Arts & Science

*Ardythe A. Mc Cracken to Associate Professor of Biology,

Arts & Science

Grant D. Miller to Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral

Sciences, Medicine

*Rangesan Narayanan to Professor of Agricultural Econ-

omics, Agriculture

Carol A. Parkhurst to Rank IV, Library

Olena K. Plummer to Associate Professor of Recreation,

Physical Education & Dance, Human & Community

Sciences

Nickie L. Eoff Rippee to Associate Professor of Recrea-

tion, Physical Education & Dance, Human & Community

Sciences

Sachiko T. St. Jeor to Professor of Nutrition Education

& Research, Medicine

Robert S. Sheridan to Professor of Chemistry, Arts &

Science

Michael F. Simons to Rank III, Library

*John L. Sutko to Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine

*Rodney C. Torell to Rank III, Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion, Agriculture

*Richard J. Watts to Associate Professor of Civil Engi-

neering, Engineering

William F. Wilborn to Professor of English, Arts &

Science

*Won-Bin Yim to Associate Professor of Music, Arts &

Science

*Steven C. Zell to Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine, Medicine

Steven D. Zink to Rank IV, Library



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



President Maxson recommended the following promotions,

effective July 1, 1990:



Roger Arnold to Professor, Business & Economics

Frederick Bachhuber to Professor, Science & Mathematics

Satish Bhatnager to Professor, Science & Mathematics

*Gage Chapel to Associate Professor, Arts & Letters

*David Dickens to Associate Professor, Arts & Letters

*R. Keith Dupre to Associate Professor, Science &

Mathematics

Boyd L. Earl to Professor, Science & Mathematics

*Marilyn Ford to Associate Professor, Education

Gerald Goll to Associate Professor, Hotel Administration

Lawrence Klein to Associate Professor, Arts & Letters

Martha Mc Bride to Professor, Education

*James Mc Phee to Rank III, Library

Eugene Moehring to Professor, Arts & Letters

*Samir Moujaes to Associate Professor, Engineering

J. Ken Pinney to Professor, Business & Economics

*Carolyn Sabo to Associate Professor, Health Sciences

Skip Swerdlow to Associate Professor, Hotel Administra-

tion

*Lori Temple to Asociate Professor, Arts & Letters

A. (Dina) Titus to Professor, Arts & Letters



C. Desert Research Institute



President Taranik recommended the following positions,

effective July 1, 1990:



J. Hudson to Research Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Center

K. Taylor to Associate Research Professor, Water

Resources Center

P. Wigand to Associate Research Professor, Quaternary

Sciences Center



*Also recommended for tenure.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the recommendations for promo-

tion or assignment to rank at UNR, UNLV and DRI. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Recommendations for Award to Tenure



Approved the following recommendations for tenure which have

been forwarded for Board consideration.



A. University of Nevada, Reno



President Crowley recommends the following awards of

tenure, effective July 1, 1990:



*Deborah Achtenberg, Assistant Professor of Philosophy,

Arts & Science

*Christine Cheney, Assistant Professor of Curriculum &

Instruction, Education

Alice M. Crites, Nevada Cooperative Extension, Agricul-

ture

*Dale A. Devitt, Assistant Professor of Plant Science,

Agriculture

Dwight D. Egbert, Associate Professor of Electrical

Engineering/Computer Science, Engineering

*Joe G. Harper, Assistant Professor of Ag Education &

Communications, Agriculture

*Alexander Kumjian, Assistant Professor of Mathematics,

Arts & Science

*Carolyn Leontos, Nevada Cooperative Extension, Agricul-

ture

*Steven R. Lewis, Nevada Cooperative Extension, Agricul-

ture

*Louis W. Marvick, Assistant Professor of Foreign Lan-

guages & Literatures, Arts & Science

Myrna Matranga, Associate Professor of Educational

Leadership, Education

*Ardythe A. Mc Cracken, Assistant Professor of Biology,

Arts & Science

*Miriella Melara, Assistant Professor of Foreign Lan-

guages & Literatures, Arts & Sciences

Robert L. Morris, Nevada Cooperative Extension, Agricul-

ture.

*Rangesan Narayanan, Associate Professor of Agricultural

Economics, Agriculture

Jonathan G. Price, Research Geologist and Director of

Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Mines

Jeffrey R. Seeman, Associate Professor of Plant Science,

Agriculture

Raj Siddharthan, Associate Professor of Civil Engineer-

ing, Engineering

H. Barry Spraggins, Associate Professor of Managerial

Sciences, Business Administration

Mary White Stewart, Associate Professor of Sociology/

Director of PACE Program, Arts & Science

Susan Stewart, Life & Health/Physical Sciences Librari-

an, Library

*John L. Sutko, Associate Professor of Pharmacology,

Medicine

*Rodney C. Torell, Nevada Cooperative Extension, Agri-

culture

Richard J. Watts, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineer-

ing, Engineering

Ilga B. Winicov, Associate Professor of Microbiology/

Biochemistry, Medicine

*Won-Bin Yim, Assistant Professor of Music, Arts &

Science

*Steven C. Zell, Assistant Professor of Internal Medi-

cine, Medicine



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



President Maxson recommended the following awards of

tenure, effective July 1, 1990:



David Berry, Health Sciences

John Bowers, Arts & Letters

*Gage Shapel, Arts & Letters

*David Dickens, Arts & Letters

*R. Keith Dupre, Science & Mathematics

Shirley Emerson, Education

John W. Farley, Science & Mathematics

Anthony Ferri, Arts & Letters

*Marilyn Ford, Education

N. H. A. Karaunaratne, Arts & Letters

Rahim Khoie, Engineering

John P. Kohl, Business & Economics

Gerald E. Landwer, Education

Colin Loader, Arts & Letters

Phillip Lowry, Business & Economics

*James Mc Phee, Library

George Mauer, Engineering

*Samir Moujaes, Engineering

*Carolyn Sabo, Health Sciences

Carl Steinhoff, Education

Kazem Taghva, Engineering

*Lori Temple, Arts & Letters

Maria Weiss, Education



C. Clark County Community College



President Meacham recommended the following awards of

tenure, effective July 1, 1990:



Taj Bakhshi, Instructor of Social Science, Arts, Human-

ities & Social Science

David Broderson, Instructor of Engineering and Graph

Technology, Industrial & Service Technology

Joanne Cooper, Instructor of Fine Arts, Arts, Humanities

& Social Science

Thomas Ferguson, Instructor of Fine Arts, Arts, Human-

ities & Social Science

Linda Gerstein, Librarian of Library Services, Learning

Resources Center

Willard Nelson, Librarian of Library Services, Learning

Resources Center

Marion Littlepage, Instructor of Mathematics, Science &

Health



D. Truckee Meadows Community College



President Gwaltney recommended the following awards of

tenure, effective July 1, 1990:



Kevin Dugan, Counselor, Student Services Division

Eril A. Mc Namara, Counsel, Student Services Division

Susan Oriard, Instructor/Coordinator of Child Develop-

ment, Arts & Sciences Division

Linda Saunders, Instructor of Nursing, Health Sciences

Division

Kerry L. Swinney, Instructor of Emergency Medical

Services, Health Sciences Division

James P. Winston, Instructor of Mathematics, Arts &

Sciences Division



E. Western Nevada Community College



President Calabro recommended the following awards of

tenure, effective July 1, 1990:



Anne Hansen, Director of Information/Marketing, College

Services



*Also recommended for promotion or assignment to rank.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the recommendations for award

to tenure for UNR, UNLV, CCCC, TMCC and WNCC. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 3:15 P.M. and reconvened at 4:50

P.M. Thursday, April 12, 1990, with all Regents present except

Mrs. Whitley.



11. Approved the Constitution, UNS Student Government Alliance



Approved the constitution for the UNS Student Alliance,

as contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office. ASUN

President Glen Krutz, CSUN President Joe Bunin, and USA

President Greg Marangi spoke in favor of forming the UNS

Student Government Alliance. They felt that it would bring

forth a unified voice for students within UNS. The Alli-

ance will hold its meetings in conjunction with the Board

of Regents' meetings.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the constitution for the UNS

Student Government Alliance. Dr. Hammargren seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 4:55 P.M. and reconvened at 8:30

A.M. Friday, April 13, 1990 with all Regents present except Dr.

Hammargren and Mrs. Whitley.



12. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in a workshop session in Room 1105, Clark

County Community College. A report of a comprehensive

study of Community College technical education programs

was presented by Vice Chancellor Warren Fox, which is

contained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents' Office. Recom-

mendations based upon the study were discussed by President

Remington and CCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs

Herbert Peebles, as well as statements by Community College

Presidents on current activities and future plans for tech-

nical education.



President Taranik stated that Nevada is 4th in the world in

gold production which is mostly concentrated in northeastern

Nevada. A need for training of personnel in the northeast-

ern area was in demand; therefore, NNCC has developed co-

operative programs with the mining industry.



Mr. David Cook of Dee Goldmining Company, reported on the

cooperative efforts between the mining industry and NNCC.

He stated that the trend in mining is causing a move toward

a more specialized training of mining personnel. NNCC has

developed several courses to address the needs of the

mining industry under the leadership of Mr. Cliff Ferry,

NNCC Director of Adult/Occupational Education. Mr. Ferry

stated that NNCC has been working with the students in

scheduling class time with work time. This demands several

different schedules for the two-year work/study program in

mechanical technology that has been instituted at NNCC which

is sponsored by Manpower Training Cooperative, Inc. He

stated that the programs have been effective in training

mining personnel in this field.



President Meacham introduced Ms. Mary Malley, CCCC Instruc-

tional Program Developer in Occupational Education. She

presented a film entitled "The Occupation Creation", which

is used as a promotional device for CCCC and shown to the

Clark County business community.



Presidents Calabro and Gwaltney stressed need to strengthen

the Tech Prep programs at the Community Colleges. They

stated that the business industry wants training of their

personnel and they look to the Community Colleges for this

training. The lecture method of teaching does not partic-

ularly work for technical courses; hands-on experience is

a more productive method for these courses.



13. Approved Final Plans for UNSCS Building in Las Vegas



Approved the final plans for the UNS Computing Service

building in Las Vegas. UNSCS Director Donald Zitter intro-

duced Mr. Jeff Lundahl of Lundahl and Associates, who will

be the architects for the project. Mr. Lundahl presented

the plans for the UNS Computing Service building in Las

Vegas. The building will be three levels and will consist

of 24,000 gross square feet.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the plans for the UNS

Computing Service building in Las Vegas. Dr. Derby sec-

onded. Motion carried.



14. Approved Land Exchange - CCCC



Approved an exchange of land with the State of Nevada. The

property in question is a portion of CCCC's West Charleston

site. The State of Nevada owns the land adjacent to the

West Charleston property and has requested approximately

6.1 acres be exchanged in order to house Opportunity Village

of Las Vegas. CCCC is agreeable to such consideration with

the following provisions:



1. Any expenses incurred as a result of this exchange must

be borne by some agency other than UNS or CCCC.



a. Title search on property belonging to the State

paid for by the State or Opportunity Village.



b. New record of survey to be done, registered and

paid for by the State or Opportunity Village.



c. A new survey done and paid for by the State or

Opportunity Village.



2. Cost of the through-road from Charleston to Oakey to be

shared by all agencies whose properties adjoin the road.



3. A letter from the Bureau of Land Management stating

that Opportunity Village meets the criteria set forth

in the Patent and/or that Opportunity Village pays the

Bureau for the subject portion of the land.



Ref. E, filed with the permanent minutes, contains addition-

al documentation on the property.



President Meacham explained the provisions stated above and

emphasized that this land exchange will be a true land ex-

change with a title to the land, and will consist of only

6.1 acres as designated in the exchange documentation.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the land exchange with the

State of Nevada consisting of 6.1 acres providing that all

conditions listed above are met. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



15. Approved Report of Systemwide Enrollments



Vice Chancellor Fox and Karen Steinberg, Director of Insti-

tutional Research, presented the Spring 1990 enrollment data

and the Annualized System Enrollment Report for 1989-1990,

which are contained in Ref. B, filed with the permanent

minutes.



Mrs. Steinberg reported that the Spring enrollment figures

exceeded the 1989 Fall figures by 8.5%. She credited the

retention efforts and the University entrance requirements

as reasons for the increase. Mrs. Steinberg noted that

UNS is the fastest growing System in the nation.



President Maxson stated that UNS is attracting more Nevada

high school graduates than in previous years.



Mr. Klaich approved the Systemwide Enrollments Report for

1990. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved Resolution for Loan, UNLV



Approved the following resolution for a loan. This loan for

Greek Housing at UNLV was approved by the Board at its Feb-

ruary, 1990 meeting, however, Bond Counsel has requested

this formal language.



RESOLUTION #90-3



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System (the "University")

anticipates issuing less than $10,000,000 in obligations,

the interest on which is exempt from Federal income taxa-

tion during calendar year 1990; and



WHEREAS, the University intends on borrowing up to

$5,000,000 from Security Pacific Bank, Nevada, N. A. (the

"Bank") pursuant to a letter from the Bank dated April 11,

1990 (the "Proposal") for the purpose of financing the

acquisition, construction, improvements and equipment of

student housing, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

such borrowing to be evidenced by a note signed by the

appropriate Officials at the University (the "Note"); and



WHEREAS, the University will pay a more favorable interest

rate on the Note if the University designates the Note as

a "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation" under Section 265(b)(3)

of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA:



Section 1. Acceptance of the Proposal is hereby ratified,

approved and confirmed and the Regents hereby affirm the

designation of the Note as a qualified tax-exempt obliga-

tion pursuant to Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue

Code of 1986, as amended.



Section 2. The Officers of the University are hereby

authorized to take all action necessary to effectuate the

provisions of this resolution, including, without limita-

tion, execution and delivery of the Note and such certifi-

cates as may be necessary to evidence the validity and

enforceability of the Note, the exemption of interest

thereon from Federal income taxation and the qualification

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

Code of 1986, as amended.



Section 3. This resolution shall be effective on its pas-

sage and approval.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the resolution for a loan for

Greek Housing at UNLV. Mr. Foley seconded. Mrs. Gallagher

abstained due to a conflict of interest. Motion carried.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



17. Approved 1991 Bill Drafts



The Governor has asked State agencies to submit requests

for bill drafts for the 1991 State Legislative Session by

May 1, 1990. Chancellor Dawson presented the proposed

legislation.



1) To increase the in-state per diem travel rate to $64.00.



2) To set the employer-employee contribution rate for the

professional employees' retirement plan in the Univer-

sity of Nevada System (TIAA/Cref) at 10 percent.



3) To provide exempt license plates for vehicles donated

to the Community Colleges' Automotive Maintenance and

Repair Programs in order to allow the vehicles to be

road tested after students work on them.



4) To require high school credits for graduation from

Community College courses without requiring the

Community College Instructor to meet licensing re-

quirements to teach secondary education.



5) To enable University of Nevada System Police agencies

to enter into interlocal agreements with other law

enforcement agencies.



6) To authorize the construction of additional student

housing and dining facilities at UNLV and UNR and to

issue bonds to pay a portion of the cost of said

projects.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the six proposed bill drafts

for the 1991 State Legislative Session. Mr. Foley seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Information Only: Administrative Salary Goals



Chancellor Dawson discussed administrative salary goals

with the Board. The following are the recommended goals:



1) To change the goal to the average of the comparison

groups instead of the top quartile. The comparison

groups would be the land grant institutions in the

Arkansas Survey for the Universities and system office,

and for the Community Colleges, the study conducted by

UNR Business and Economic Research on medium enrollment,

urban, Community Colleges.



2) It was recommended that this goal be achieved over

three biennium.



3) For initial hires the average salary would be the top

salary that could be paid, with a 10% variation below

that average as flexibility.



4) The Board of Regents would have the flexibility to go

higher than the average salary when hiring top Admin-

istrators.



Chancellor Dawson explained that the current salaries are

far below the top quartile and he feels that an average

would be more attainable goal for UNS. He stated that the

salaries must be set at the June Board of Regents' meeting,

in order for Presidents to be able to present the final

recommendations to the Board. Chancellor Dawson explained

that the salary recommendations are coming before the Board

in June because data on state revenues need to be used in

compiling the recommendations, and this data will be re-

ceived in late May.



Chairman Gallagher requested an estimated salary package be

presented at the May meeting.



19. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



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

Chairman or representative reported on the outstanding fac-

ulty achievements from their respective institutions.



Clark County Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Norma Suchy announced the following outstanding faculty:



David G. Glasscock for his recent publication, "How to

Write a Job Description: With an Overview on Wage and

Salary Administration".



Bette Eichel for her papers, "Training Part-Time ESL

Teachers", and presented at the National Council of

States for Inservice Education and published in ERIC,

and "Computer-Assisted Instruction and Enhancing Re-

tention", presented at the National Conference for

Computers in Education and published in "Texas Occa-

sional Letters on Second Language Aquisition".



Western Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Don Carlson announced the following outstanding faculty:



Dennis Hull for his service as an effective liaison

between WNCC and UNR in the difficult task of negotiat-

ing program requirements and class articulations, as

well as his tireless efforts in assisting students.



University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Chairman Deborah

Ballard-Reisch announced the following outstanding faculty:



Wayne Burkhardt, Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in

Range Science National Award.



R. Allen Gardner for his recently published first volume

summarizing the ground breaking research on sign lan-

guage acquisition in Chimpanzees: "Teaching Sign Lan-

guage to Chimpanzees".



Beatrix T. Gardner for her recently published first

volume summarizing the ground breaking research on sign

language acqusition in Chimpanzees: "Teaching Sign

Language to Chimpanzees".



Jim Mc Cormick for his annual Governor's Arts Award as

a creative artist, as well as the two exhibitions of

his work on the Campus in the past year. His service

as editor of the most current issue of the Nevada

Historical Society Quarterly on Arts in Nevada from

1860 to 1960 and being instrumental in the development

of a resource file at the Society on the visual arts

in Nevada from its founding to the present time was

also commended.



Carl A. Parkhurst as President of the Library and

Information Technology Association.



Banmali Rawat for his selection to serve a five-year

term as the 56th member of the prestigious Electro-

magnetics Academy.



Joan Zenan for her service to a three-year term on the

Board of Directors of the 5000-member Medical Library

Association.



Desert Research Institute - Faculty Senate Chairman Steve

Mizell announced the following outstanding faculty:



Richard French for his service as Chairman of the organ-

izing committee for the International Symposium on the

Hydraulics and Hydrology of Arid Lands to be held in

San Diego, California on July 29 to August 3, 1990.



Friedwardt Winterberg for his publication of over 200

papers and numerous national and international awards,

as well as his appointment to the Committee of Inter-

stellar Space Exploration of the International Academy

of Astronautics in Paris.



John Hallett for his success in initiating and obtaining

funds for graduate students in the Atmospheric Sciences

Program for a research aircraft instrumentation training

program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research

in Boulder Colorado, along with being featured in the

recent UCAR (University Center for Atmopsheric Research)

newsletter.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Faculty Senate Chairman

Nancy Master announced the following outstanding faculty:



Jerry Crawford for his service to UNLV.



Satish Bhatnager for his service to UNLV.



James Frey for his service to UNLV.



Satish Sharma for his service to UNLV.



Maurice Finocchiaro for his service to UNLV.



Craig Walton for his service to UNLV.



Vicki Carwien for her work in AIDS education.



Anthony Saville for his outstanding teaching.



George Kavina for his outstanding teaching.



Theresa Chiang for her service to UNLV.



Kari Coburn for her service to UNLV.



Nancy Flagg for her service to UNLV.



Gerald Goll for his service to UNLV.



Yonina Cooper for his service and outstanding teaching.



Phillip Lowery for his service to UNLV.



Myrlene La Mancusa for her service to UNLV.



Chris Hudgins for his service to UNLV and outstanding

teaching.



Lloyd Nietling for his service to UNLV.



Robert Martin for his service to UNLV.



Kent Pinney for his service to UNLV.



Mary Koithan for her service to UNLV.



Mr. Klaich commended all the Faculty Senate Chairmen who

have served during the last term.



20. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Gov-

ernment Officer or representative reported on the outstand-

ing student achievements from their respective institutions.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - CSUN President Joe Bunin

announced the following outstanding students:



Runnin' Rebels Basketball team members.



Tony Zuiker for his service in fund raising for two

special people in need from the UNLV Campus.



University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Glen Krutz and

ASUN President-elect Jason Geddes announced the following

outstanding students:



Running' Rebels Basketball team members.



ASUN Senators for 1989-90.



Clark County Community College - ASCC President Monica Ricci

announced the following outstanding student:



Jo Ann Meyer for her involvement at CCCC concentrating

on teenagers with substance abuse problems, as well as

her many other awards, and at the same time raising a

family while attending school.



Truckee Meadows Community College - ASTM President Roy

Potter announced the following outstanding student:



Steve Smith for his service as editor of the Echo

newspaper.



Desert Research Institute - Faculty Senate Chairman Steve

Mizell announced the following outstanding student:



Nancy Matuska for receiving the UNLV Most Outstanding

Thesis Award for her thesis entitled, "The Relationship

of the Yucca Mountain Repositiory Block to the Regional

Ground-Water System: A Geochemical Model".



21. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee meeting, held April 12, 1990, were made by Regent

Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.



(1) Approved the Master of Architecture at UNLV, as con-

tained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents' Office.



This program will build on the existing Bachelor of

Science degree and will be the first of five proposed

professional degrees in related disciplines. As

graduate programs in Architecture require a larger

than normal credit load, and students often enter with

different levels of preparation, three options will be

available for completion of the program. Minimum

graduate credit hours will vary from 30-31 for those

holding a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree to

81-85 credits for students who have completed a bach-

elor degree other than Architecture. An enrollment

of 35 FTE students is anticipated by the fourth year

of the program.



Due to the increasing complexity of architectural

practice and the need for more professional education,

accreditation is not granted to four-year programs.

Accreditation, which will be sought for this program,

can aid entry into the profession, and is required for

eligibility to complete the Nevada State Board of Arch-

itecture registration examination, as well as for

national licensure.



The program has been designed to interface with UNR and

Community College courses, permitting eligibility to

apply for upper division status for the bachelor's

degree before entering the Master's Program.



An estimate of $839,253 for personnel, equipment,

facilities, and operating costs will be required to

initiate the program. This is expected to increase

to $1,226,205 by the fourth year. In addition to

State funding, private endowments and contributions

will be sought.



Dr. Hugh Burgess, Head of the Architecture Studies

Program, explained the proposed program and answered

questions posed by the Committee.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the Master of Architecture

at UNLV. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



(2) Approved the Ph. D. degree in Physics at UNLV, as

contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents' Office.



The proposed program will provide opportunities for

doctoral students to focus on Laser Science, Astron-

omy/Astrophysics and Condensed Matter Physics. The

degree will consist of a minimum of 60 credits beyond

the bachelor's degree, and 36 credits beyond the

master's in Physics or related fields, including an

18 credit core. 11 FTE students are anticipated to

be enrolled in the program by the fourth year of

implementation.



The program will address a national shortage for

doctoral graduates in Physics and will provide oppor-

tunities for employment in academic, industrial and

governmental settings in southern Nevada as well as

other parts of the country.



The estimated budget is $146,000 for the first year,

increasing to $984,347 by the fourth year of operation.

The following source of funds are proposed: Univer-

sity funds for basic support of academic teaching and

research, direct and indirect costs from grants and

contracts, the UNLV Foundation, and other gift sources.



Dr. Ernest Peck, Dean of the College of Science and

Mathematics, and Dr. James Selser, Associate Professor

of Physics, were available to the Committee to answer

questions and explain the program in further detail.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the Ph. D. in Physics at

UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



(3) Approved that the School of Health, Physical Education

and Recreation (HPER) be separated from the College of

Education and be given autonomous status. The unit

will continue to be known as the School of Health,

Physical Education and Recreation. It is also re-

quested that the present Director of the School, Dr.

John Massengale, become the School's new Dean. At the

present time, the School of HPER has a budget separate

from the College of Education. This division is sup-

ported strongly by Senior Vice President Unrue, Dean

Andersen, and Dr. Massengale.



This reorganization will provide improved administra-

tion for these programs and existing budgets are in

place.



Mr. Klaich questioned if this separation would cause

the funding formulas to be changed, and President

Maxson responded that the faculty ratios would remain

the same along with the funding formulas.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the separate status of

the School of Health, Physical Education and Recrea-

tion at UNLV, and that Dr. John Massengale be appointed

as the Dean of the new school. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



(4) Information Only: President Maxson informed the Com-

mittee of the reactivation of the existing Ed. D. in

Instructional and Curricular Studies at UNLV. This

program was approved by the Board of Regents in 1976.



(5) Chairman Foley informed the Committee that Vice

Chancellor Warren Fox and his staff have been working

diligently on the student attrition and retention

issue and will report to the Committee at the May

meeting.



Dr. Derby requested an overall System Plan for academic

programs. It was explained that all academic proposals are

studied thoroughly on the Campus level and by the Academic

Affairs Council. They are then circulated to the members

of the Board of Regents after thorough review by the Chan-

cellor's Office, then brought to the Academic Affairs

Committee for consideration.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that the System Academic Master Plan

is being developed at this time and will be brought before

the Board upon completion.



22. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held April 12, 1990, were made by Regent James Eardley,

Acting Chairman.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Instructional Media Services, Janu-

ary 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center, Lassen

Community College Contract, September 1, 1988 through

June 30, 1989. The audit report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



A finding of the Internal Audit staff indicated that

an executed contract was not identical to the copy

presented to the Chancellor's Office for review and

signature, and that verbal commitments were made

which affected the contract. The audit report recom-

mended that final contracts be submitted to the

Chancellor's Office for approval with any material

changes to the contract provisions to be reduced to

writing. The Committee emphasized that all contracts

must be reviewed and signed by the Chancellor and his

staff.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Graduate Student Association, July

1, 1988 through October 31, 1989. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCCC Learning Resources Center and Audio

Visual, July 1, 1988 through May 31, 1989. The audit

report is filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion car-

ried.



23. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Health

Care



A report and recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Health Care meeting, held April 12, 1990, were made by

Regent Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman.



Information Only: Chairman Sparks stated that concern had

been raised by some Legislators about health care education

within UNS. The Board of Regents has directed this Commit-

tee to address those concerns.



Vice Chancellor Warren Fox gave a brief overview of the

final report of the 1989 UNS Health Care Education Task

Force on Health Care Education in Nevada.



Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Fox explained that Nursing

is a Statewide program within UNS that has received much

attention. He noted that health education programs often

require costly start-up funds.



The Committee directed Vice Chancellor Fox and Director of

Institutional Research Karen Steinberg to incorporate data

recently released by State Occupational Information Coor-

dinating Committee and the recommendations of the Health

Care Education Task Force into a short summary to be pre-

sented to the Legislative Health Care Committee.



Chairman Sparks informed the Committee that the Legislative

Health Care Committee recently held a meeting in Elko. She

requested that after UNS has learned what the concerns of

that Committee are, the Ad Hoc Committee on Health Care will

use that information for the basis of compilation for the

summary report to be presented to the Legislative Health

Care Committee.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Ad Hoc Committee on Health Care. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



24. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Athletic Policy



A report and recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Athletic Policy meeting, held April 12, 1990, were made by

Regent Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: The Committee discussed the general

policies for Intercollegiate Athletics within UNS as

contained in Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 17,

as contained in Ref. AP-1, which is filed in the Reg-

ents' Office. The Committee will present the policies

for Intercollegiate Athletics in final form at the

next Board of Regents' meeting.



Mr. Klaich stated that it was felt that the appoint-

ment of a Compliance Officer be acted upon immediately.

President Crowley questioned the role of the Faculty

Athletics Representatives at UNR and UNLV (Dr. Chris

Exline and Dr. Paul Burns), respectively. These two

representatives are required by NCAA regulations, and

they respond to NCAA compliance questions. Mr. Klaich

stated that the Compliance Officer would maintain a

pro-active role with Boosters, families of athletes,

and others. The Officer must be responsible for

compliance with NCAA. The two University Presidents

would be involved in the selection process and the

implementation of this position. There is a sense of

the need to raise the program standards within UNS to

a higher degree. President Maxson added that the

Compliance Officer would be a great asset to the

Coaches and that legal background would be beneficial

to this position. He stated he was not certain the

Faculty Athletics Representatives would be able to

fulfill the expectations of the Compliance Officer

position.



The policy includes a statement by which Coaches are

required to report annually to the Institution all

personal income. After much discussion about the

legality of this policy statement, it was suggested

that upon hiring, the Campuses would ask for legal

interpretation by either our Legal Counsel or NCAA

Officials.



In Committee, Mr. Klaich's motion to change the

language of Section 17.4.c to read "Contracts shall

also provide that all Coaches must report annually

to the Institution all sports related income." was

added to the document. It was noted that this policy

should not apply to part-time Coaches if it does not

oppose NCAA regulations.



(2) Information Only: The Committee reviewed the proposed

Statement of Student Athlete Responsibilities which,

if adopted, would be distributed to all UNS student

athletes. The statement is contained in Ref. AP-2,

which is filed in the Regents' Office. The Committee

will present the Statement of Student Athlete Responsi-

bilities in final form at the next Board of Regents'

meeting.



It was requested that this proposed statement be sent

to the Athletic Directors for their input before

being considered by the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Lois Tarkanian, concerned citizen, made several

remarks regarding the proposed Statement of Student

Athlete Responsibilities.



(3) Information Only: As a result of an Audit Committee

review, the two Universities were requested to develop

a policy pertaining to tradeouts and complimentary

tickets. Those policies, as contained in Ref. AP-3,

which is filed in the Regents' Office, were presented

for discussion purposes. The Committee will present

the final form at the next Board of Regents' meeting

for Board consideration.



(4) Information Only: In August, 1989, UNS held a very

successful Athletic Symposium. At its February 1990

meeting, the Board approved a similar symposium for

1990 to be held in Reno. The format and programming

will be discussed at the next Board of Regents' meet-

ing.



25. Budget and Finance Committee



The Budget and Finance Committee meeting as a committee of

the whole under the Chairmanship of Regent Eardley, acted

as follows:



(1) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Sections 17.2 and 17.4, Apartment Rentals, UNR, as

contained in Ref. B-1, filed in the Regents' Office.

These changes reflect an increase in rental rates.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding the Apartment Rentals at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



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

17, Sections 4, Tuition and 17.10, Student Fees, School

of Medicine.



Out-of-state tuition for students who establish resi-

dency during the first year be "averaged" over the

four-year program. These students who are non-resi-

dents their first year and residents for the next

three years would pay $6793 per year, with two condi-

tions:



1) Students from WICHE states must have evidence they

have applied for WICHE support from their state;

and



2) Students must apply for in-state residency status

at the end of first year of school. If not grant-

ed in-state residency status, the fee would revert

to regular out-of-state tuition for the second

year and the student would repay any difference

between the full out-of-state tuition and the

"averaged" tuition paid during the first year.



The Handbook changes are as follows:



A. New Sections 4.4 and 4.5, Tuition



4. Out-of-state tuition for students who estab-

lish residency during their first year will be

"averaged" over their four-year program of

study. Students who are non-residents their

first year and residents for the next three

years would pay $6793 per year.



5. WICHE students must have evidence that they

have applied for WICHE support from their

states. Each student must agree to apply for

in-state status as the end of the first year

of school. If the student is not granted in-

state status, then he/she will revert to the

regular out-of-state tuition for the second

year, and, in addition, he/she must repay the

difference between the full out-of-state tu-

ition and the "averaged" tuition paid during

the first year.



B. Section 17.10, Student Fees



UNR Medical Students (in-state) per

semester $2,530.00

UNR Medical Students (out-of-state)

per semester $5,995.00

UNR Medical Students averaged per

semester $3,396.50



General Counsel Klasic explained the qualifications

for residency in the System and stated that there is

a Residency Appeals Board which determines exceptions

to the System regulations.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the Handbook changes re-

garding the Tuition and Student Fees for the School

of Medicine. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



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

Section 10, Student Fees. This change will increase

the new student orientation fee from $10 to $15 per

student. This increase will help cover the cost of

materials and postage.



Section 10. Student Fees



Orientation:



for first-time Freshmen

(effective Summer Session I, 1990 15



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding Student Fees at UNLV. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



(4) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $225,000 for the following

projects at UNLV:



1) Construction and renovation needs of Maude

Frazier Hall. This building supports a

number of student service functions, and

these modifications are necessary to accom-

modate the significant growth of the student

body. $100,000



2) Develop additional recreation area for

students. 80,000



3) Construct a prefabricated hazardous waste

facility. 45,000



Dr. Derby moved approval of the expenditure of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV in the amount of $225,000

as noted above. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



(5) Approved administrative salary inequity adjustments as

listed below, to become retroactive to July 1, 1989.

These adjustments follow the same model which was used

at NNCC for addressing faculty salary inequities. It

is to be noted that these are only partial adjustments

with further changes to be requested as funds become

available.



Charles Greenhaw, Dean of Instruction

from $60,652 to $61,820

Stan Aiazzi, Dean of Student Services

from $54,707 to $57,857

Carl Diekhans, Associate Dean College Services

from $48,787 to $51,745



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the NNCC administrative

salary inequity adjustments as listed above, to be-

come retroactive to July 1, 1989. Mrs. Berkley sec-

onded. Motion carried.



(6) Approved the augmentation of the 1989-90 Operating

Budgets for the Campuses listed below. This augmen-

tation is due to increase student enrollment. Per-

mission is requested to approach Interim Finance for

approval to use these funds.



UNR $ 190,000

UNLV $1,250,000

CCCC $ 300,000

NNCC $ 20,000

TMCC $ 120,000



Mr. Klaich moved approval to approach Interim Finance

for approval to use the augmented 1989-90 budgets for

the Campuses as listed above. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



(7) Approved priorities for new funding requests for the

1991-93 Biennial Budget.



Vice Chancellor Sparks explained the following prior-

ities and stated that the Chancellor's staff met with

the Presidents and from those discussions it was agreed

to recommend these priorities for new funding for the

1991-93 Biennial Budget:



1) Professional Compensation - Requests to be included

within this priority will be the salary or compen-

sation increase above the cost of living increase

which will be included in the base budget, and the

part-time faculty increase for Community College

faculty.



2) Improving Instruction - Examples of requests likely

to be grouped within this priority are the changes

to the student-faculty ratios presented at the

Board of Regents' workshop on February 21, 1990,

equalization of operating support for faculty pos-

itions, instruction and research equipment and

scholarships.



3) Improving Management and Computing Systems - Aca-

demic and administrative computing needs, system

management need and administrative support for the

Community Colleges, business, industry and mining

programs are examples of requests to be included

with this priority.



4) New Initiatives and Support Programs - This prior-

ity will be used to group new program requests

which might include rural health and rural Nursing

programs at the Community Colleges, University

Statewide programs, child care, handicapped assist-

ance and individual programs to be developed by

each Campus.



In regard to professional compensation, there was dis-

cussion about the need to distinguish the University

of Nevada System professionals from the other state

agencies such as K-12 educators and classified employ-

ees. In addition, there needs to be distinction be-

tween the Universities and the Community Colleges with-

in the System. The Community Colleges utilize the

initial placement document which was approved by the

Board, but there still remains the problem of unified

placement between the different Community Colleges.

The Universities utilize salary schedules, but it

remains below the median of other land grant institu-

tions.



UNR Vice President of Finance and Administration Ashok

Dhingra agreed that there is a need for UNS to be

separate from other state agencies and requested that

fringe benefits be improved for professional through

implementation of the employer-paid retirement program

in order to retain and recruit professionals.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to adopt the priorities with

the addition that it be stressed that professional

compensation be separated from other state workers

compensation. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



(8) Chancellor Dawson presented information on tuition and

fees within UNS. He distributed his memorandum dated

March 8, 1990 which was sent to the members of the

Board of Regents regarding tuition and fees, and is

filed in the Regents' Office. The memorandum contains

background information on tuition and fees. In addi-

tion, Chancellor Dawson distributed a draft of the

proposed tuition and fees policy, which is filed in

the Regents' Office. He stated that this document

has been distributed to the Presidents and will be

discussed thoroughly before it is finalized and brought

before the Board of Regents for consideration. The

Presidents have been instructed to relay this infor-

mation back to their Campuses for input.



Mr. Klaich questioned why the proposed tuition and

fees were compared to the 1989-90 WICHE average per

credit fee. President Crowley stated that WICHE data

were used during the last legislative session when the

graduate fees were raised for comparison. He stated

that if UNS does not raise tuition and fees, that it

is likely either the State Budget Office or the Legis-

lature will do so during the next session.



Upon questioning, President Crowley explained the

distribution of the $6 proposed undergraduate fee

increase at UNR, as follows:



$4 to support formula in base budget



$2 to general improvement budgets to be allocated

in consultation with students



President Maxson explained the distribution of the $6

proposed undergraduate fee increase at UNLV, as fol-

lows:



$4 to support formula in base budget



$2 to General Improvement Fee Fund ($1 for Library;

$1 for student computers)



Chancellor Dawson proposed that the four Community

College fees be equal at $24 per credit hour. This

would cause the following dollar increases:



$2.50 CCCC

4.00 NNCC

2.00 TMCC

4.00 WNCC



Chancellor Dawson stated that the tuition and fee pro-

posal has come before the Board as an information item

only, but will be presented as an action item at the

next Board of Regents' meeting.



26. Information Only: Recommendations for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank



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 17-18, 1990 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Reno



President Crowley recommends the following promotions,

effective July 1, 1990:



*Miriella Melara to Associate Professor of French,

Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures,

Arts & Science

*Alexander Kumjian to Associate Professor of Mathematics,

Arts & Science



*Previously recommended for tenure to be effective July

1, 1990.



27. Information Only: Recommendations for Awared to Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the May 17-18, 1990 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Reno



President Crowley recommends the following awards of

tenure, effective July 1, 1990:



Yunus Cengel, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engi-

neering, Engineering

Keith Priestley, Professor of Geophysics, Mackay School

of Mines



28. New Business



Mr. Klaich informed the Board that the Legislative Merit

Committee will be meeting at TMCC and UNS is requested to

submit proposals to the Committee.



ASUN President Glen Krutz and ASUN President-elect Jason

Geddes informed the Board that a memorial fund has been

established for David R. O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal was a Forestry

major who died in a hang-gliding accident. His widow,

Barbara, is a University employee and six months pregnant.

He was the newly elected President of the Forestry Club at

UNR. He will be missed by all.



Mrs. Sparks noted that Robert Laxalt's book, "The Basque

Hotel", has received national recognition.



The meeting adjourned at 12:30 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Doard

04-12-1990