04/15/1983

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 15-16, 1983








04-15-1983

Pages 27-40



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 15, 1983



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

Carlson Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President V. James Eardley, TMCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI

Dean Marcia Berasain, WNCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs and Student Association

Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 9:30 A.M.

Mr. Mc Bride introduced Daniel Klaich as the newly appointed mem-

ber of the Board of Regents.



1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda



Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A and

filed with the permanent minutes) containing the following

items was recommended:



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

16-17, 1983 by amending Item 11, Report of the Budget

Committee, with the addition of "and Ms. Del Papa's

memo of February 28, 1983" to read, "Vice Chancellor

Dawson and Ms. Del Papa's memo of February 28, 1983

stated that as a result of Mrs. Fong's request to

solicit other proposals, that he had written firms and

had received five proposals."



The names within this item were corrected as follows:



Mr. Mike Maffie from Southwest Gas Company

Mr. David Sloan from Nevada Power



Approved the minutes of the special meeting held March

29, 1983.



(2) Accepted the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in

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



Mrs. Gallagher moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda.

Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



2. Report of the Audit Committee



The Audit Committee met on April 14, 1983. Mrs. Whitley,

Chair, was not present for the Committee meeting. Chair-

man Mc Bride submitted the following report and recommenda-

tions:



(1) Accepted the Internal Audit summary report of internal

audits completed for the quarter January through March,

1983, identified as Ref. A-1, filed with the permanent

minutes. A summary report for Clark County Community

College will be submitted at the May meeting.



(2) Approved the Charter for the Internal Audit Department,

identified as Ref. A-2, filed with the permanent min-

utes. The Charter defines the nature, objectives,

authority and responsibility of the Internal Audit

Department. This Charter will be included in the Re-

gents Handbook.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



3. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee



The Academic Affairs Committee met on April 14 and 15, 1983,

and Mrs. Gallagher, Chair, submitted the following report

and recommendations:



(1) Approved the concept of an honors program for all

Campuses, and recommended that Clark County Community

College develop their program through the Phase I and

Phase II procedure. Such action was taken on the

recommendation by the Academic Affairs Council.



(2) Referred to the Council of Presidents the report by

Vice Chancellor Fox on a program to attract outstand-

ing Nevada high school students to the University of

Nevada System, requesting that a report be made to the

Board of Regents in Fall, 1983.



(3) Recommended removal of the medical examination pro-

visions in Section 5.4.5 of the UNS Code.



In order to maintain continuity, Chairman Dorothy

Gallagher requested the out-going Faculty Senate

Chairs remain, along with the new Faculty Senate

Chairs, in order to continue to represent their facul-

ties in matters of the Code until the refinements and

changes to the Code have been completed.



A workshop with the Committee, Presidents and Faculty

Senate Chairs will be scheduled in the near future.



The Faculty Senate Chairs agreed to submit to the Com-

mittee a suggested timetable concerning completion of

Campus Bylaws.



(4) Vice Chancellor Fox was requested to submit a report

to the Committee concerning the differences in English

placement requirements at UNR and UNLV.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



Mr. Michael Hardie was introduced as WNCC's newly elected Faculty

Senate Chair.



4. Report of the Budget Committee



The Budget Committee met on April 15, 1983 and Ms. Del Papa,

Chair, submitted the following report and recommendations:



(1) Recommended the following increases for the 1982 Summer

Session room and board rates:

1982 1983



Daily rates (3 meals) $7.12 $6.95

Breakfast 1.50 2.00

Lunch 2.25 3.00

Dinner 2.75 4.00

Steak Dinner 4.00 5.00



Complications created by the requirements included in

the Sixth Army bid specifications prevented UNR from

including Summer board rates at the same time the rates

for the 1983-84 academic year were submitted.



There was an error in the computation of the Summer

rates last year -- the daily rate was more than the

total of the individual meals and it should have been

less.



(2) President Goodall requested approval for an emergency

item to include UNLV in the consideration of the proc-

essing fee assessment for financial aid.



The emergency item was accepted and the Committee ap-

proved of UNLV and UNR Financial Aid offices to assess

a $10 processing fee to students receiving loans, to

cover program administrative expenses. See Ref. B-2,

filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approved the bid to be awarded to the Guarantee Trust

Life Insurance Company for the optional insurance

program for students at UNR and TMCC, which was re-

quested by Dean Barnes and the Health Service Advisory

Committee. See Ref. B-3, filed with the permanent

minutes.



(4) Vice Chancellor Dawson made a progress report on the

Lease-Back Sale for UNR and UNLV, stating that the

proposal has been introduced to the money committee in

the Legislature and further direction is pending.



Mr. Harry Schrauth, Assistant to Director of Public

Works in Oakland, explained the Lease-Back Sale that

the City of Oakland has entered into on their audi-

torium and museum.



(5) Approved the use of CIP funds for replacement of Fume

Hoods and Exhaust Ducts, Fleischmann Agricultural

building: $60,000 is a capital improvement item which

involves the safety of building occupants. This item

has been on UNR's CIP list since June 1980, but was not

included in the trimmed down 1983-85 final document

going to the Regents and the State Public Works Board.



(6) Approved the following fee changes at CCCC:



Food Service Technology



FST 162, Quantity Food Production II



Increase in fees from $12.50 to $20.00 to cover the

costs of ingredients used during the course for food

preparation.



Data Processing



DP 115, Introduction to Computer Programming

DP 134B, Assembler Programming I

DP 141B, RPG II Programming I

DP 142B, RPG II Programming II

DP 205, Structured COBOL Programming I

DP 206, Structured COBOL Programming II

DP 211, FORTRAN Programming



Increase in fees from $5 to $10 per course to cover

cost of instruction materials.



DP 135B, Assember Programming

DP 170B, PASCAL Programming

DP 210, APL Programming



Recommended $10 course fee to cover cost of instruc-

tional materials.



Art



ART 101, Beginning Drawing

ART 110, Intermediate Drawing

ART 105, Color Theory

ART 124, Fundamentals of Composition - Design I

ART 145, Watercolor Painting

ART 150, Three-Dimensional Design

ART 235, Introduction to Painting

ART 236, Intermediate Painting

ART 263, Beginning Sculpture

ART 275, Introduction to Ceramics

ART 277, Advanced Ceramics

ART 293, Design and Construction of Metal Jewelry - I

ART 295, Design and Construction of Metal Jewelry - II

ART 297, Independent Study

ART 111, Life Drawing



Increase in fees from $10 to $15 per course.



The $10 fee has been in effect for six years. This

increase will cover the cost of supplies and materials

such as ceramic clay, glazes, easels, paint, lumber and

hand tools.



(7) Approved the revision of the following Estimative

Budget:



UNS COMPUTING CENTER



Current Proposed

Budget Revision

Revenues:

Opening Balance $ 530,911 $ 530,911

Sales and Service 287,164 287,164

Subsidy from Other Funds 250,000 628,108

Total Source of Funds $1,068,075 $1,446,183



Expenditures:

Salaries:

Professional $ 145,686 $ 120,629

Classified 38,883 53,883

Wages 7,000 61,472

Fringe Benefits 23,044 26,136

Out-of-State Travel 7,500 18,385

Operating 845,962 1,165,678

Total Application of Funds $1,068,075 $1,446,183



(8) Approved the increased rates for Stead Housing. This

matter was discussed at the last meeting of the Board

of Regents. The Administration agreed to conduct an

additional analysis and hold discussions with students

living at Stead. The proposal is a result of the anal-

ysis and discussions and represents a considerable re-

duction from the rates initially suggested. See Ref.

B-8, filed with the permanent minutes.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mrs.

Fong opposed item 4. Motion carried.



5. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee



The Investment Advisory Committee met on April 15, 1983 and

Mrs. Fong, Chair, submitted the following report and recom-

mendations:



(1) Accepted the reports from Mr. Bob Lee, First Interstate

Bank; Mr. Pete Burnes, Nevada National Bank; Mr. Murray

Foster, Security Bank of Nevada; and Mr. Monte Miller,

Valley Bank of Nevada.



Mrs. Fong requested Mr. Foster, Security Bank of

Nevada, to develop an investment plan to improve the

financial earnings of the portfolios for the Atmos-

pherium.



(2) Accepted the report and recommendations made by Mr.

Monte Miller, Valley Bank of Nevada, concerning multi-

style, multi-management concept developed by Valley

Bank and the Frank Russell Company.



Mr. Miller recommended that, within the presently al-

lowed 70% of funds in stock investments, up to 60% of

this portfolio could be invested as follows through

the multi-style, multi-management concept:



40% of total in Eqyuity I

15% of total in Equity II

5% in growth funds



The existing fee would be charged for everything not

invested in multi-funds and a 1% of the average month-

ly market value of monies invested in the multi-managed

funds be charged for the recommended multi-funds pro-

gram. Valley Bank of Nevada will report individually

on these funds on a quarterly basis.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



6. Zoning Change, UNR



President Crowley recommended approval of the proposal for

a ground lease and zoning change required for construction

of a new U. S. Postal Service facility on University prop-

erty at the corner of Artemesia and Sierra Streets. See

Ref. B, filed with the permanent minutes.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



7. Recommendation for Promotion to Emeritus Status, WNCC



President Berg recommended the following promotion to emeri-

tus standing, effective July 1, 1983:



Mrs. Dorothy Call, Business Administration



Mrs. Gallagher stated that Mrs. Call has the most longevity

in the community at the College, having started teaching at

the, then, Elko Community College in 1964.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



8. Request for Approval of Appointment to Foundation Board,

TMCC



President Eardley requested approval of the following mem-

ber to be appointed to the TMCC Foundation Board:



Mr. Phil Rose



Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



President Eardley announced the Foundation Board officers

as follows:



Mr. Meade Dixon, President

Mr. Fran Breen, First Vice President

Mr. Bellie Williams, Second Vice President

Mr. Bob Cashell, Secretary

Mrs. Patty Cafferata, Treasurer



9. Request for Approval of Board of Trustees of the DRI

Research Foundation



President Murino requested approval of the following mem-

ber to be appointed to the Board of Trustees of the DRI

Research Foundation:



Dr. Charles J. Merdinger



Ms. Del Papa acknowledged that Dr. Merdinger serves on the

Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee and is an outstand-

ing individual.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



10. Request for Approval of Board of Trustees of the UNLV

Foundation Board



President Goodall requested approval of the appointment of

the following member to the UNLV Foundation Board:



Mr. Thomas Beam



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



11. Progress Report on Executive Vice President Search, UNLV



President Goodall recommended approval of the appointment

of Dr. Jerry E. Mandel, Dean of the College of Professional

Studies and Fine Arts at San Diego State University, as the

Executive Vice President at UNLV.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the recommendation. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



12. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid for 1983-84



NRS 396.540 provides for tuition waivers to "students from

other states and foreign countries, not to exceed a number

equal to 3% of the total matriculated enrollment of students

for the past preceding Fall semester." Board policy pro-

vides for similar grants-in-aid for the same number of stu-

dents for the payment of in-state registration fees.



Based on enrollment figures for Fall, 1982 the officers

requested the following allocation of grants-in-aid for

Fall, 1983-84:



In-State Out-of-State

UNR

Athletics 100 100

Music 40 25

Foreign 0 15*

Other (General) 128 128

Total 268 268



*30 - 1/2 awards



It should be noted that the recommended distribution for

Athletics may be altered as a result of the recommendation

by the UNR Athletics Commission to establish a maximum of

150 out-of-state grants and a minimum of 50 in-state grants.



In-State Out-of-State

UNLV

Athletics 136 136

Music 81 81

Other 55 55

Total 272 272



CCCC 111

NNCC 13

TMCC 69

WNCC 29



Board policy also provides for a separate category of

grants-in-aid for Nevada resident Indians. The officers

recommended the following allocation of Indian grants-in-

aid for 1983-84:

In-State



UNR 20

UNLV 10

CCCC 10

NNCC 15

TMCC 5

WNCC 11



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the grants-in-aid as rec-

ommended. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



13. Report on Legislation



Chancellor Bersi submitted the following report on legisla-

tive activity occurring in the 1983 Session:



BUDGET - Hearings were completed on April 5, 1983, with

Assembly Ways and Means Committee. The Committee is expect-

ed to close the UNS budgets with no drastic changes.



Senate Finance completed their action on UNS budgets and

with only minor adjustments, approved the budgets as rec-

ommended by the Governor.



S. B. 5 (WICHE Reciprocal Agreement) - The Senate passed the

bill and it is likely to be a joint referral to Assembly

Ways and Means and Assembly Education Committees.



A. B. 385 - A hearing was held on March 30, 1983 in Assembly

Ways and Means. This bill, allowing for issuance of the $5

million HECC money for instruction as proposed by the Gov-

ernor's budget, is being amended to allow for the cross-

pledging of the pavilion bonds to be properly covered.



14. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Bersi announced that the TMCC student newspaper,

Echo, and the general magazine, The Truckee, won 40 awards

at the recent Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association

annual awards.



The Truckee magazine won 3rd place for general excellence

in competition with 2- and 4-year schools. The Board of

Regents commended the staff and advisors for their work.



15. Ms. Del Papa requested approval of an emergency item.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the emergency item. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Ms. Del Papa requested action on A. B. 485 which eliminates

subdistricts for election of the Board of Regents. It was

discussed and decided upon that the Board will publicly op-

pose this particular bill and that testimony in opposition

will be given at the next hearing.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval to oppose A. B. 485. Mrs.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



16. Chairman's Report



Chairman Mc Bride stated that in a legislative hearing,

Assemblyman Bremner stated that the present system of

formula budgeting is not effective and that he was suggest-

ing an interim study which would include higher admission

standards for the Universities and an open door admission

standards policy at the Community Colleges. The present

funding would not be available for the Community Colleges

to handle the influx of students this might cause; there-

fore, such study would also include a different funding

formula for the system. He would suggest that Legislators,

Governor and System personnel should be included in that

committee makeup.



Mr. Mc Bride referred the issue to the President's Council,

asking that discussions begin in this area immediately.



17. Ms. Del Papa requested approval of an emergency item.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval to accept the emergency item.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Ms. Del Papa recommended that Mr. Bob Laxalt, University

Press, be awarded emeritus standing at the UNR Commence-

ments in May, 1983.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the recommendation. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



18. New Business



(1) Ms. Del Papa stated that the Athletics System Policy,

which is an outline of System Policy, has been sent to

all Regents and the Presidents asking for comments and

urged that comments be submitted as soon as possible

inasmuch as there will be a joint meeting of UNR and

UNLV committees shortly to consider all suggestions.



(2) Mr. Karamanos stated that he had some concerns about

the committees and their structure, that in the past

the Board met as a Committee of the Whole on all mat-

ters. He suggested that as committees are needed, they

be structured on an ad hoc basis. This item will be

placed on the next Board agenda



(3) General Counsel Klasic reaffirmed with the Board that

the proposed changes in the medical provision of the

UNS Code will be brought before the Board for final

adoption after a 30-day review period by the Faculty

Senates and Officers.



19. Request for Appointment to Associate Dean, School of

Medicine



President Crowley requested approval for the appointment of

Dr. Thomas J. Cinque as Associate Dean for the Las Vegas

Campus of the School of Medicine. The School and the Vice

President for Academic Affairs also recommended that Dr.

Cinque's appointment be with tenure as Professor of Medicine

in the Department of Medicine.



The nature of this position is such that appointment with

tenure is warranted for the same reasons that the University

has customarily recommended tenure on appointment for Aca-

demic Deans. See Ref. C for Dr. Cinque's Curriculum Vitae,

filed with the permanent minutes.



Mrs. Gallager moved approval of the recommendation of Dr.

Cinque with tenure. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.



20. Recommendation for Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNR



President Crowley recommended the following promotion to

emeritus standing, effective July 1, 1983:



Dr. John B. Kaye, Lecturer of Managerial Science



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion

carried.



21. Request for Lease for Planetarium, UNR



President Crowley requested approval to proceed on a con-

tract negotiation with Precision Projection System, Inc. to

lease the Fleischmann Planetarium's laser projection system

for two months (June-July 1983). The payment to the Plane-

tarium for the use of this equipment for two months will be

in the form of a new $9000, fully guaranteed for one year,

laser tube, plus a $2000 fee.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion

carried.



22. President Crowley requested approval of an emergency item.



Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the emergency item. Mr.

Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.



The University of Nevada, Reno has received a tentative of-

fer to purchase a 2-acre residential lot owned by UNR in

Spring Creek, Elko, Nevada. The property was a gift to the

University by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Douglass in May, 1979, with

unrestricted use to go to the Basque Studies Program.



President Crowley requested permission to sell the property

for not less than $6500, with a 10% sales commission to be

paid to the Kathie Algerio Real Estate Agency of Spring

Creek.



The University has been attempting to sell the property for

the past 4 years with little success. William A. Douglass,

the Coordinator of the Basque Studies Program, concurs in

the sale.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval to sell the Spring Creek prop-

erty. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Marcia Berasain, WNCC, introduced Ms. Karen Silva, Presi-

dent, and Ms. Lorie Maciel, Vice President, of the United Stu-

dents Association at WNCC.



23. Personnel Session



Ms. Del Papa moved that the Board recess for a closed per-

sonnel session for the express purpose of discussing the

competency and character of a University of Nevada System

employee. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher. Motion carried

unanimously.



The meeting reconvened at 2:35 P.M.



Upon motion the meeting was adjourned at 2:40 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

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