04/23/1982

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 23-24, 1982








04-23-1982

Pages 71-89



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 23, 1982



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditor-

ium of the Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher

Mr. John Tom Ross

Mrs. June Whitley



Members absent: Mr. Robert A. Cashell

Mr. Chris Karamanos



Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President James Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI

General Counsel Donald Klasic

Secretary Bonnie Smotony



The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Mc Bride at

9:00 A.M.



1. Upon motion by Mrs. Whitley, and seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,

the Board convened in Personnel Session for the purpose of

discussing personnel matters related to the organization of

the Chancellor's Office.



The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:25 A.M.



In recognition and appreciation of efforts to save persons in-

volved in the crash of a small aircraft on April 17, 1982, rep-

resentatives of the Fernley Fire Department presented certifi-

cates of appreciation to the following University System students

and personnel:



Ken Zakar, Richard Harjo, Bob King, Bob Ellis, Bourke

Bedsou, Mike Schoenfeld, Pat Schoenfeld, Keith Lewis,

Eve Simecek, George Simecek, Henry Humes, Nezih Dikisoglu,

and Linda Evans.



Mike and Pat Schoenfield were additionally honored by being

designated as lifetime honorary members of the Fernley Fire

Department.



2. Approval of the Consent Agenda



Adoption of the Consent Agenda, containing the following

items, was recommended (Consent Agenda identified as Ref. A

and filed with permanent minutes).



(1) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of

March 26, 1982.



(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.



(3) Approval of a 10 foot easement at CCCC which has been

requested by the City of North Las Vegas to construct

a storm drain line to control the accumulation of

water resulting from a natural wash which affects the

Rio Robles Villas subdivision.



(4) Approval of revised UNLV Parking and Traffic Regula-

tions as identified as Ref. C-2 and filed with

permanent minutes.



(5) Approval of a month-to-month rental by the DRI of a

duplex located at 4582 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas,

at a rate of $400 per month, effective May 1, 1982.



(6) Approval of a lease agreement between UNR and the

Airport Authority of Washoe County for UNR to lease

approximately 22,500 square feet in and around

Building 7602 at the Reno-Stead Airport at the rate

of $1 per year for storage of nonflammable items.



(7) Corrected the salary of D. W. Winne from $30,158 to

$30,794 which had been incorrectly reported at the

March meeting.



(8) Approved the appointment of Mrs. Rose Bullis to the

College of Education Advisory Board.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.



3. Appointment of Acting Secretary of the Board



Chancellor Bersi recommended that Mrs. Mary Lou Moser be

designated as Acting Secretary of the Board, effective im-

mediately, and continuing until the election of a Secretary

at the Board's organizational meeting in January, 1983.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the recommendation. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.



4. Approval of the Report of the Investment Advisory Committee



Mrs. Fong submitted the following report and recommendations

of the Investment Advisory Committee:



(1) Received a report for the year ending December 31, 1981

of the Investment Performance Analysis from Mr. Don

Rossi of Merrill, Lynch, Fenner and Smith. The report

noted that the performance of the University's endow-

ment funds were considered to be above average when

measured against other funds evaluated by Mr. Rossi's

firm. Mr. Rossi specifically noted that the funds

managed by First Interstate Bank earned 7.3 percent

in 1981 and the funds managed by Valley Bank earned

7.8 percent in 1981.



(2) Received reports from each of the Bank Managers con-

cerning the assets held in the accounts under their

management and the transactions which have been con-

cluded subsequent to the February meeting of the

Committee.



(3) Directed Vice Chancellor Mark Dawson to report on

investments with American Investors at a subsequent

meeting.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report of the Investment

Advisory Committee as presented. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.



5. Report of the Budget Committee



Ms. Del Papa presented the following report and recommenda-

tions of the Budget Committee:



(1) Approval of an increase in NNCC's Summer Session fee,

effective Summer of 1982, from $13 to $20 per credit.



For information of the Board, the per credit Summer

Session fees for 1982 are as follows for each of the

instructional institutions:



UNR $35 Approved 1/22/82

UNLV 33 Approved 1/22/82

CCCC 20 Approved 2/26/82

NNCC 20 See above

TMCC 24 Approved 3/26/82

WNCC 24 Approved 3/26/92



(2) Approval of the following fund transfers:



A. TMCC



1. $25,000 to be transferred from O & M Super-

vision Professional Salaries to Occupational

Part-Time account for Spring Letters of

Appointment.



2. $11,256 from Professional Salary surplus in

Business Instruction account to Occupational

Part-Time account to cover class overloads.



3. Transfer $16,077 within the same General Edu-

cation Instruction account from Professional

Salaries to Part-Time Instruction & Operating

$7,077 and $9,000 respectively, to fund the

Spring semester.



B. UNLV



#82-080 $7,000 from Intercollegiate Athletics

Wages and Travel to Operating to provide

funds for operating.



(3) A proposal for the establishment of an Intensive

English Language Center within the UNR Division of

Continuing Education is included on the agenda of the

Academic Affairs Committee. Contingent upon approval

of the program, the following Estimative Budget was

recommended for approval:



Revenue

Application Fee @$25/student $ 2,500

Student Fees 120,000

Total Revenue: $122,500



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries 4.50 FTE $ 75,613

Classified Salaries 1.00 FTE 11,908

Fringe Benefits 12,013

Operating 7,500

Out-of-State Travel 2,500

Ending Fund Balance 12,966

Total Expenditures: $122,500



(4) Accepted and referred back to the Presidents Council a

a report from President Crowley on a consolidated fee

alternative for UNR.



Directed Presidents Crowley and Goodall to confer and

make a joint recommendation concerning student govern-

ment finances and procedures.



Their recommendations are as follows:



(1) ASUN and CSUN follow all of the policies and fis-

cal management procedures expected of other units

within the University. In order to guarantee

fiscal accountability, expenditures in the future

must be approved by both the Business Manager and

the President of ASUN or CSUN.* It is to be

clearly recognized in the future that the Bus-

iness Manager is administratively responsible to

the Dean of Student Services. ASUN and CSUN will

be asked to make necessary changes in their con-

stitutions to implement this procedure.



*In the absence of the President, his official

designee may sign for him.



(2) Student registration fees will be divided into

three segments:



a. General Fund

b. Capital Improvement Fund (including Student

Union Capital Improvement Fund)

c. Activities and Programs Fund (including stu-

dent government and those other activities

and programs now supported through student

fees which are not included in a. or b.

above.



(3) Those Campus organizations and programs which

currently receive funds from activities and pro-

grams portion of the fees would all submit an

annual budget request through the appropriate

Campus Administrator to the President. Annual

allocations will then be made to each of these

units. If this proposal is accepted, in the

first year of operation (beginning 7/1/82) the

University will guarantee each cost center a

minimum of 75% of the current distribution.



(5) Recommends that the $1 per credit hour Capital

Improvement Fee at UNLV and UNR approved by the Board

in September, 1981, be redesignated as a "General

Improvement Fee" and pledged as a CIFF for general

improvement purposes as determined by the Campus

President.



(6) Approval of President Eaton's request to withdraw her

proposal to use $600,000 from the Capital Improvement

Fee Fund and seeking of authorization from the State

Public Works Board and Interim Finance Committee to

renovate north wing of the Cheyenne Campus building

to better accommodate Graphic Arts, Art, Casino Hotel

Technology, Drafting and Solar Energy; to improve the

air conditioning in the Computer Room; renovate the

Steam Room, improve the X-Ray facility in the Dental

Hygiene Clinic, and to add this project to the 1983-85

Capital Improvement Program request to be submitted to

the Legislature.



(7) Approval of the use of $118,000 in CCCC Capital Im-

provement Fee Funds and the seeking of authorization

from State Public Works Board to increase the fur-

nishings budget for the CCCC Learning Resources Center

from $282,000 to $400,000 to complete the furnishings

needed for this facility.



(8) Referred the request of TMCC for a challenge examin-

ation fee schedule to the Presidents Council for dis-

cussion and a recommendation to come back to the

Board.



(9) Referred WNCC's request for the adoption of new part-

time professional salary schedule to the Presidents

Council for additional discussion.



(10) Approval of the Institutional Host and Interview Ac-

counts to be augmented up to the levels listed below,

effective immediately, with a study to be undertaken

for the budgeting of these accounts:



School of Medicine Institutional Host

Institutional Acct Interview Acct



UNR $4,000 $10,000

UNLV 4,000 10,000

DRI 4,000 10,000

TMCC 2,000 2,500

CCCC 2,000 5,000

NNCC 2,000 3,000

WNCC 2,000 3,000

Unit 3,000 10,000

Board of Regents 5,000

School of Medicine 2,500



(11) Approval of budget augmentations of $14,849 to the

Agricultural Experiment Station and $254,450 to the

Cooperative Extension Service with the following

understandings:



(1) That UNR be permitted to seek augmentation if it

is deemed appropriate.



(2) That some or all of the proposed augmentation

funds be scheduled as part of any reduction in

the 1982-83 budget if that course of action is

deemed appropriate.



(3) A report on this matter will be provided to the

Board after the financial situation has been

clarified and, once the internal audit is com-

pleted, the College and University will present

a financial plan to the Board.



(12) Approval of the following Estimative Budget for the

Child Development Center, NNCC:



CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER BUDGET

1982-1983



Expenditures

Salaries $19,317

Fringe Benefits 2,277

Operating 2,500

Contingency 120

Total Expenditures: $24,214



Revenue

*Collections from Preschool

Fall Semester $10,647

Spring Semester 10,647

Carry Over 2,500

Miscellaneous Revenue

Calendar -- Quilt 420

Total Revenue: $24,214



*21 Children M-F AM @$165 = $ 3,465

21 Children TTh AM @$114 = 2,394

21 Children TTh PM @$114 = 2,394

21 Children MW PM @$114 = 2,394

TOTAL $10,647



(13) Approval of the following expenditures from the

Capital Improvement Fee Fund, WNCC:



(a) Replace and add Library shelving (including

delivery and installation) $25,000



(b) Provide new built-up roof for old section

of building because of extensive roof leaks

(estimated cost) 15,000



(c) Replace carpet on upper floors and LRC of

older building section (estimated cost) 29,000



(d) Additional drain in boiler room area of new

building section 869



Total Estimated Cost: $69,869



(14) Approval of a $35 per credit fee to be charged for the

early Summer Session at UNR for which students may en-

roll through WNCC or UNR.



(15) Approval of the concept of using the parameters used

in the development of the 1983-85 budget request.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget Committee with the exception of item (4)

dealing with student government finances and procedures.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.



Discussion of Item 4 of Budget Committee Report - Student

Government Finances and Procedures:



Ms. Del Papa explained to the Board that at the March meet-

ing the Budget Committee had directed Presidents Crowley

and Goodall to confer and make a joint recommendation con-

cerning student government financing and procedures, and

that inasmuch as they were already discussing the restruc-

turing of student fees, the two reports should be brought

to the Board at this April meeting. The recommendation pre-

sented to the Budget Committee in Item 4 of their agenda for

April 22, 1982, was a result of this directive.



Mrs. Gallagher moved that Item 4 of the Budget Committee

agenda be adopted. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mr. Buchanan stated that he did not think the Board should

change any of its policies concerning student government,

that he did not feel there should be any restrictions on

the students being able to govern themselves, and that stu-

dents had been accountable in the past. Mr. Ross declared

that he wanted to assure, and be assured, that the students

would still be able to govern themselves through their stu-

dent organizations.



Mr. Mc Bride stated he felt that with the present financial

problems of the State, the student governments would have

to become a part of any budget curtailments and would have

to accept that responsibility, and further emphasized that

there is absolutely no question with any of the Regents

eliminating student government, and assured them that they

are an essential and integral part of the System.



Vice Chairman Mc Bride asked for input by student leaders.

Doc Bodensteiner, Bill Hamma and Bill Siegel, ASUN repre-

sentatives, related that presently the Business Manager for

ASUN reports to the Vice President for Business at UNR and

that they would object to having that person report to the

Dean of Students; that the students have always voted the

amounts to be charged for their governance and would hope

to retain this procedure; explained the auditing procedures

currently in use to insure accountability; and strongly op-

posed any action that would jeopardize the autonomy and

funding of student governments.



Dirk Ravenholt and Rick Oshinsky, CSUN representatives,

stated they were not in favor of a fee restructure at this

time, that they did not object to the dual signature on

expenditures and had, in fact, suggested this means to

President Goodall; and presented a copy of a recently com-

pleted audit of their records which shows their accounting

procedures are acceptable. President Goodall assured the

Board and the students that athletic funds at UNLV would be

administratively identified and would in no way encroach on

any funds that are earmarked for students.



Mrs. Fong suggested that Section 1 of Item 4 be changed to

read that the line of authority of the Business Manager of

ASUN or CSUN should be determined by the University Presi-

dents and Mr. Buchanan asked that the students retain their

authority over their organizations.



Mrs. Gallagher consented to change her motion to include

both suggestions so that the amended motion read:



1. ASUN and CSUN follow all of the policies and fiscal man-

agement procedures expected of other units within the

University. In order to guarantee fiscal accountability

expenditures in the future must be approved by both the

Business Manager and the President of ASUN or CSUN, but

that in the absence of the President, higher official

designees may sign.



2. Student registration fees will be divided into three

segments:



a. General Fund



b. Capital Improvement Fund (including Student Union

Capital Improvement Fund)



c. Activities and Programs Fund (including student

government and those other activities and programs

which are not included in a. or b. above)



3. Those Campus organizations and programs which currently

receive funds from the activities and programs portions

of the fees would all submit an annual budget request

through appropriate Campus Administrator to the Presi-

dent. Annual allocations will then be made to each of

these units. In any event, the University will guaran-

tee each cost center a minimum of 75% of the current

percentage of allocation with student associations ex-

ercising authority and responsibility and continue their

present authority in all other matters.



The motion carried, with Mr. Buchanan dissenting.



6. Approval of the Report of the Academic Affairs Committee



Mrs. Gallagher presented the following report and recommen-

dations of the Academic Affairs Committee:



(1) Recommends approval of the Intensive English Language

Institute, UNR, to be established effective July, 1982.



(2) Recommends approval of the Phase II Proposal, ROTC

Program, UNLV.



(3) Recommends approval of the Phase II Proposal, Bachelor

of Arts (Public Administration), UNLV, and further

recommends that the program's recognizable identity

be retained.



Mrs. Whitley moved that the report and recommendations of

the Academic Affairs Committee be approved as submitted.

Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.



7. Approval of the Audit Committee Report



Mrs. Whitley submitted the following report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee:



(1) Received a report from Kafoury, Armstrong and Co., the

University's independent auditors, concerning a review

of the financial system of the School of Medicine. The

Committee requested the System Controller to be res-

ponsible for implementation of the recommendations con-

tained in the report for development of a financial

reporting structure for the School, in consultation

with the Dean of the School and the President of UNR,

and further requested that a report be submitted to

the Audit Committee at its meeting in June.



(2) Received a report by the Internal Audit Department

with respect to efforts to respond to problems identi-

fied in the June, 1981 Management Letter. It was

agreed that the System Controller would report further

at the June meeting concerning the recommendation for

establishment of a System Analyst position with Bus-

iness Center North. The Committee requested that the

System Controller, in consultation with the Chancellor

and other appropriate staff, proceed with the develop-

ment of procedures for encumberance of funds for pur-

chases by the University and that a report be submitted

to a subsequent meeting of the Board.



(3) Received a quarterly report by Internal Audit concern-

ing audits completed and disposition of recommendations

resulting from those audits. The Committee commended

Mrs. Kathleen Kossick, Director of Internal Audit, and

her staff, on their performance.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions submitted by the Audit Committee. Motion seconded by

Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.



8. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid for 1982-83



NRS 396.540 provides for tuition waivers to "students from

other states and foreign countries, not to exceed a number

equal to three percent of the total matriculated enrollment

of students for the past preceeding Fall semester." Board

policy provides for similar grants-in-aid for the same

number of students for the payment of in-State registration

fee.



Based on enrollment figures for Fall, 1981, the Officers

request the following allocation of grants-in-aid for Fall,

1982-83:



In-State Out-of-State



UNR - Athletics 100 100

Music 40 25

Foreign 0 15

Other (General) 114 114

Total 254 254



UNLV - Athletics 122 122

Music 73 73

Other 49 49

Total 244 244



CCCC 111

NNCC 12

TMCC 69

WNCC 29



Board policy also provides for a separate category of

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

recommend the following allocation of Indian grants-in-aid

for 1982-83:



UNR 20

UNLV 10

CCCC 10

NNCC 20

TMCC 5

WNCC 11



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the grants-in-aid as recom-

mended. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without

dissent.



9. UNR and UNLV Pavilions



In response to the Board's earlier request, Presidents

Crowley and Goodall reported on the progress of their res-

pective pavilions.



President Crowley reported that a search has commenced for

a Director of the Events Center and the planning process is

continuing with the following studies and/or action being

undertaken: a study to determine the potential civic and

economic value of the Center to the community, a preliminary

1983-84 schedule of events, estimates of expenses for per-

sonnel and equipment requirements for administrations, main-

tenance, groundskeeping, engineering, etc.; estimates of

first year revenue for the facility and catering service,

a marketing plan or strategy, and the development of a

strong working relationship between the Center and the

Convention Authority.



Dr. Crowley added that one additional problem area remains

unresolved; that is, the parking problem, but that the

matter is under constant study.



President Goodall reported that the UNLV pavilion is on

schedule and that UNLV is within sixty days of making a de-

cision as to whether the Center will be handled through a

management contract or by the hiring of an individual Arena

Manager. UNLV is also preparing studies and estimates of

building usage necessary to support the building and has

requested the advice of consultants in this matter.



The Board requested both Presidents to keep the individual

Regents informed of the progress of these pavilions by in-

formational notes when substantial decisions and/or pro-

gress is made.



10. Designation of Beneficiary for Final Salary Payment of

Deceased Employee



Chancellor Bersi requested an amendment be made to Title 4,

Chapter 4, Section 7, of the UNS Handbook in order that the

final payment of compensation due a deceased faculty member

can be paid directly to beneficiaries. The current policy

only allows for the payment to be made to an estate. Gen-

eral Counsel Don Klasic recommended the following Handbook

revision to effect this change:



Handbook revision to effect this change:



Section 7. Death Benefits



1. Pursuant to NRS 281.155, if a faculty member has filed

a signed, written designation of beneficiary, the final

payment of compensation due a deceased faculty member,

as provided in this section, shall be released to the

designated beneficiary. If the deceased faculty member

has not filed such a signed, written designation of

beneficiary, the final payment is a part of the faculty

member's estate and shall be paid to the estate.



"Final payment" means the net amount due the employee

after the deduction of all withheld sums from the fac-

ulty member's gross compensation.



2. In addition to any benefits which may be paid to a ben-

eficiary, or to an estate if there is no beneficiary,

of a deceased faculty member from insurance, a retire-

ment program or any other source, the University of

Nevada System shall pay to the beneficiary or the es-

tate of the deceased, as the case may be, the following:



a. Faculty members on a 12 month appointment who are

on the payroll at the time of death shall receive

salary through the day of death plus any earned but

unused annual leave, plus one-twelfth of the current

annual contract salary.



b. Faculty members on a 10 month appointment who are

on the payroll at the time of death shall receive

salary through the day of death plus one-twelfth of

the current annual contract salary.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the proposed Handbook amend-

ment. Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without

dissent.



11. Campus Advisory Committees



At the February meeting, the Board requested a review by the

Officers of all advisory committees and that the Board be

apprised in order that they might have greater rapport with

the persons who serve in this capacity. Regent Mc Bride

noted that the report contained in the agenda did not in-

clude the committees and/or list of members of the commit-

tees for UNLV, DRI and WNCC and requested that these be

provided at the next meeting. He further requested that

the Institutions review their committees with a eye toward

consolidation into fewer committees.



12. Statement of Policy for Student Publications



President Eardley presented with his endorsement a statement

which had been recently developed by the TMCC Publications

Board. This statement would be included in Section 5 of the

Regents Handbook.



SECTION 5. Truckee Meadows Community College



The student newspaper will endeavor to inform, enlighten and

entertain in response to the needs and interests of the stu-

dents. It is not the sole intent of the publication to sup-

ply the latest local and national news; the main goal is to

communicate newsworthy events of College and community re-

lated subjects. Frequently, special feature articles will

be offered to the reader.



A truly educational atmosphere is created when one can see

the various sides of a controversial issue or point. In

keeping with this obligation to inform, enlighten and enter-

tain, the student newspaper will uphold the traditions of a

free and unbiased Press and editorial opinion will be appro-

priately labeled, and a "byline" will be used when a story

carries the reporter's personal opinion.



This publication will be a non-profit, self-sufficient

paper. Advertisement as well as student fees will be

the primary source of revenue for printing.



The Truckee Meadows Community College student publications

are guided by the College Publication Board, a representa-

tive Campus body of students, faculty and Administration

which determines written procedures relating to publication

policies, standard, advertising, staffing, funding, and

editorial issues. The College Publication Board policies

and procedures require the approval of the College Presi-

dent.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the proposal. Motion second-

ed by Mrs. Whitley, carried without dissent.



13. Proposed Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, CCCC

Foundation



President Eaton presented the Articles of Incorporation and

Bylaws for the establishment of a Clark County Community

College Foundation. (Articles identified as Ref. D, filed

with permanent minutes.) Counsel Klasic had reviewed the

proposal and recommended the amendment of Article XV to read

as follows:



DISSOLUTION



Upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the

Corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the

payment of all the obligations and liabilities of the Cor-

poration, the Board of Trustees shall dispose of the assets

exclusively to or for the benefit of the Board of Regents

of the University of Nevada System or its successor, or in

the event that the University of Nevada System or its suc-

cessor no longer exists at the time of the dissolution of

this Corporation, to such other nonprofit educational or-

ganization as the Board of Trustees may deem fit.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Articles of Incorpo-

ration and Bylaws for the CCCC Foundation as amended.

Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.



14. Promotion to Emeritus Status



President Goodall recommended that Dr. Roman J. Zorn be

appointed Professor Emeritus of History in recognition of

his many contributions and longstanding service to the

History Department as well as the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommendation. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.



15. Additional Promotions



President Goodall recommended for the two following addi-

tional recommendations for promotion in rank:



Dr. Gerald Rubin, to Association Professor of Social

Work, College of Arts and Letters



Mr. Nick Paul to Rank III, Financial Aids, Student

Services



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommended promotions.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.



16. Naming of Medical School Phase III Building, UNR



President Crowley requested that the Medical School Phase

III building be named the Sol and Ella Savitt Medical

Sciences building in honor of the significant roles Mr. and

Mrs. Savitt have played in the development of the Savitt

Medical Library which will be housed in this structure. In

his lifetime, Mr. Savitt prodigiously promoted education in

Nevada and Mrs. Savitt continues her great interest and ded-

ication to the Library as well as to the entire Medical

School.



Ms. Del Papa moved that the Phase III building of the UNR

Medical School be named the Sol and Ella Savitt Medical

Sciences building. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,

carried without dissent.



17. Correction of Deed, NNCC



President Berg recalled that in November, 1976 the Board of

Regents conveyed .584 acres of land to the City of Elko and

that it has now been discovered that an error was made in

the original survey, causing an error in the deed granted

to the City of Elko. Dr. Berg requested that a correction

deed be executed.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the correction deed. Motion

seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.



18. Enrollment Reports



Annualized enrollment reports for 1981-82 were presented

(copy filed with permanent minutes).



19. Emergency Item - Signature Authority for System Controller



Vice Chancellor Mark Dawson asked that signature authority

for the System Controller be declared an emergency and

placed on the agenda for discussion.



Mrs. Gallagher moved that this item be considered as an

emergency. Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried with-

out dissent.



Mr. Dawson explained that due to an oversight when Janet

Mac Donald was appointed as the System Controller, she was

not granted signature authority on Board of Regents bank

accounts.



Mr. Ross moved that Ms. Mac Donald be granted this signa-

ture authority. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried

without dissent.



20. New Business



A. Mr. Buchanan requested that, when possible, committee

meetings and the meeting of the whole Board be held in

one day. Regents Whitley and Del Papa agreed that they

would prefer not to take two days for the meetings.



B. Mrs. Gallagher reported on the meetings of the Faculty

Senate Tenure Committee and the Faculty Senate at UNR

that she and Regent Mc Bride had attended. She stated

that in her opinion these committees were acting very

responsibly and going ahead in a reasonable manner.

She suggested that these same committees take on the

added responsibility of addressing Code changes. Mr.

Mc Bride agreed, stating that since the committees

have already been established and are functioning,

valuable time could be saved.



Mr. Ross suggested that Chancellor Bersi write a letter

to the Faculty Senate Chairpersons for distribution to

the committee members to reinforce the expansion of

their duties.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairperson Frank Meyers stated that

in order to speed up the process and coordinate with the

other Faculty Senates they would probably require fin-

ancial assistance from the Regents. The Board indicated

they would be willing to consider such a proposal at the

June meeting.



C. Regent Del Papa requested that the study of graduate

programs be accelerated if at all possible. President

Crowley stated that although he believed these studies

were proceeding more rapidly than normal, he would re-

quest that the process be moved along as expeditiously

as possible.



D. Regent Whitley asked that a resolution regarding notice

provisions for non-teaching personnel which was passed

at the last Board meeting be clarified to indicate that

this was directed at the Athletic Departments and not

to persons such as Counselors and Librarians. Regent

Mc Bride agreed that the statement of non-reappointment

was adopted as a result of the problem with the Athletic

Department at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher stated that she

believes that this was a problem that could properly be

addressed by the committees that will be making recom-

mendations regarding Code changes.



The meeting adjourned at 1:47 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Acting Secretary of the Board

04-23-1982