05/09/1986

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 9-10, 1986








05-09-1986

Pages 85-111



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 8-9, 1986



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 201-202, Moyer

Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President V. James Eardley, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs David P. Bartlett (Unit),

James Deacon (UNLV), Larry Goodnight (WNCC), Phyllis Henderson

(TMCC), George Isham (CCCC), Donald Jessup (UNR), Jeff Seeman

(DRI), and Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 4:00 P.M.

on Thursday, May 8, 1986, in the Conference Room of the Desert

Research Institute. Present were Regents Klaich, Del Papa,

Gallagher, Kenney, Sheerin and Sparks.



1. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Ms. Del Papa, seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,

the Board moved to a closed personnel session for the pur-

pose of discussing the character, alledged misconduct, pro-

fessional competence or physical or mental health of a per-

son in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The Board reconvened at 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 9, 1986, in Room

201-202 of the Moyer Student Union at the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, with all Regents present except Mrs. Whitley and Mr.

Karamanos.



2. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



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

13-14, 1986.



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

C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approved the following appointments to advisory boards

at TMCC, UNR and UNLV:



Truckee Meadows Community College



Approved the appointment of Cecelia Colling, Sparks

City Council member, to the TMCC Advisory Board.



University of Nevada-Reno



A. Approved the appointment for the following members

to the Geriatric and Gerontology Center Community

Advisory Committee at UNR:



Jane Baker, Reno

Claude Belcourt, Reno

Art Broten, Reno

Jim Euler, Reno

Myla Florence, Carson City

Milt Gann, Reno

Janice Goodhue, Carson City

Howard Hammill, Reno

Mary Mc Gahan, Reno

Judy Murphy, Reno

Ed Pine, Reno

Gerald Prindiville, Carson City

Cathy Wagern, Sparks



B. Approved the appointment for the following members

to the Mackay School of Mines Advisory Board at

UNR:



Mr. Samuel S. Arentz, III, Reno

Mr. D. Scott Barr, Elko

Mr. James A. Thornton, Reno

Mr. William H. Wallace, Reno



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



A. Approved the appointment of Mr. Jack Zunino to the

Arboretum Advisory Committee at UNLV. Mr. Zunino

will replace Mr. William Blaine, who is taking a

job in another state.



B. Approved the appointment of the following members

to the College of Arts and Letters Dean's Advisory

Council at UNLV:



Mrs. Marjorie Barrick

Mr. Tom Beam

Dr. Robert Belliveau

Ms. Shelley Berkley

Ms. Angela Brooker

Mr. Eric Cooper

Mr. John Foley

Mr. Eddie Foy, III

Ms. Carolyn Goodman

Dr. Thomas Gott

Mr. Jack Harvey

Mr. Howard Hoffman

Mr. Earl Johnson

Ms. Peggy Leen

Mr. Michael Saltman

Judge Miriam Shearing

Mr. Greg Smith

Mrs. Maury Soss

Dr. Charles Vanda

Mr. Joe Williams



(4) Approved an extension of leave without pay be granted

for a second year to Mr. Robert I. Rose, Mathmatics

Instructor at TMCC. Mr. Rose is developing profession-

al knowledge of the teaching of mathematics in other

cultures.



Approved an extension of leave without pay be granted

for a second year to Dr. Faith Milonas, Counselor at

TMCC. Dr. Milonas is developing her professional

skills in career counseling and developing women's

re-entry programs.



(5) Approved an extension of leave without pay be granted

for an additional year to Dr. Stephen Sherman, Depart-

ment of Mathematical Science at UNLV.



(6) Approved administrative leave in accordance with Re-

gents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 9, for

Mary Williams, Business Division at CCCC, from May 19

through August 20, 1986. The purpose of this leave

will be to research and develop foundation materials

for an International Business Associate's Degree pro-

gram.



(7) Approved a program to make loans available to the pro-

fessional and classified staff of UNR to purchase

personal computers. This program is similar to those

currently in use by several other Campuses and by the

System Administration.



Employees would be eligible for an interest-free loan

of up to $2000 to be repaid through payroll deductions

in up to 12 equal monthly installments.



A maximum of $100,000 would be available for the pro-

gram from the Capital Improvement Fund.



Mrs. Sparks moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda and

approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of items as specified throughout the meeting.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



3. Introductions



President Maxson introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chair Gary Jones and newly elected CSUN President Kirk

Henricks.



Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting at this time and received an

overwhelming ovation following her recovery from surgery. Mr.

Karamanos also entered the meeting.



President Crowley introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chair Donald Jessup, past Senate Chair Chris Exline and

ASUN President Ted Lancaster.



President Eardley introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chair Phyllis Henderson.



President Hidy announced that DRI's newly elected Faculty

Senate Chair is John Fordham, who could not be present, and

introduced Faculty Senate Vice Chair Jeff Seeman.



President Calabro introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chair Larry Goodnight.



President Meacham announced that CCCC's newly elected Facul-

ty Senate Chair is John Heise, who could not be present,

and introduced past Senate Chair George Isham, newly elected

ASCC President Doug Wall, and Director of Community Rela-

tions Jack Regan.



Mr. Regan presented a video tape of President Ronald Reagan

speaking in support of Community Colleges across the nation.



4. Approved a Resolution on Adult Illiteracy



Approved the following resolution:



RESOLUTION #86-2



WHEREAS, adult illiteracy is a national and state issue

of great concern; and,



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System is committed

to sound education and public service; and,



WHEREAS, the Community Colleges are committed to an open

door policy of admitting students who are capable of

profiting from continuing education and to the provision

of programs in developmental education; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents has determined that the

reduction of the student/faculty ratio in developmental

programs be a priority;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-

gents, through the Community College Campuses, will con-

tinue to provide access and opportunities for Nevada

citizens to receive education in the basic skills to

reduce adult illiteracy.



Mr. Val Garner, Coordinator of Communications and Fine

Arts at CCCC, explained the need for adult illiteracy

to be addressed by the Board of Regents. Among many

citations he indicated that 23 million people in our

nation are functionally illiterate.



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval of the resolution on adult

illiteracy. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



5. Report of Annualized Enrollment Report for 1985-86



Vice Chancellor Fox and Karen Steinberg, Institutional Re-

search Coordinator, presented the Annualized System Enroll-

ment Report for 1985-86, as contained in Ref. B, filed with

the permanent minutes. Enrollments are at an all time high

of 46,497 students.



Mrs. Steinberg noted that all high school seniors in Nevada

will be surveyed in order to provide information on their

post secondary plans which should aid future planning for

UNS.



In answer to a question, Mr. Steinberg explained that the

nursing enrollment figures have fluctuated Systemwide over

the last 5 years. Generally those fluctuations have mir-

rored System enrollment trends in general. These enroll-

ments will be watched closely in the future to determine

other trends.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated the projection made for

budget purposes was off only by 98 students Systemwide, and

explained the minor effects this had on the budget.



Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval of the Annualized Enroll-

ment Report for 1985-86. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion

carried.



6. Approved the Amendment to TIAA/CREF Retirement Plan Contract



Deputy Chancellor Dawson presented the TIAA/CREF Retirement

Plan Contract as contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents

Office, explaining that the change is in response to the

1987 State legislation requiring an additional 1% retire-

ment increase whereby the cost is shared by employee and

employer.



Mrs. Sheerin moved for approval of the amendment to TIAA/

CREF Retirement Plan Contract. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



7. Approved a Resolution on Tax Reform Act



Approved the following resolution:



RESOLUTION #86-3



WHEREAS, the Tax Reform Act of 1985 (H. R. 3838) pro-

posed by the U. S. House of Representatives includes

provisions that would alter TIAA-CREF's tax-exempt

status, thereby reducing pension benefits by up to 12%;

and,



WHEREAS, the proposed legislation would reduce maximum

contributions to elective tax-deferred annuities, re-

strict withdrawals and impose an additional tax on cer-

tain cash withdrawals before age 59 1/2; and,



WHEREAS, the proposed legislation threatens to eliminate

early retirement programs; and,



WHEREAS, the Senate Finance Committee's version of the

tax reform measure includes a provision restricting

elective contributions to tax-deferred annuities, with-

drawal restrictions and penalties; and,



WHEREAS, these proposed measures would not only have a

burdensome financial impact on the majority of Univer-

sity of Nevada System professional employees, who are

in TIAA-CREF, but also would create inequities because

Nevada's PERS contributors and other public employees

would continue to be enrolled in a tax-exempt pension

plan;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of

Nevada Board of Regents opposes those portions of the

Tax Reform Act set forth above and asks that tax-exempt

status for TIAA-CREF participants be continued. The

Board of Regents favors maintaining the existing level

of tax-deferred pension svings, as well as allowing

University professionals to continue to take advantage

of tax-sheltered annuities as they are currently con-

stituted.



Mr. Karmanos moved for approval of the resolution on the

Tax Reform Act. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mr. Foley opposed the original wording of the resolution,

stating he felt it implied the Board was not in favor of

tax reform.



Deputy Chancellor Dawson explained this resolution only af-

fects the retirement income portions of the Tax Reform Act,

not the entire Tax Reform Act.



Mr. Karamanos moved to approved the resolution as amended

above. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved to Refinance UNS Bonds



Mr. Paul Howarth of Burrows, Smith and Co., UNS financial

consultant, made a presentation concerning the desirability

of refinancing certain Student Revenue Bonds at UNR and

UNLV. He explained that interest rates have dropped 2.5%

since 1984 which could lead to an approximate savings of

1.3% million at the present value.



Mr. Howarth introduced Dennis Chacca, E. F. Hutton; Lewis

Berg, Paine Webber; John Armstrong, Merrill Lynch; and Jim

Watter, Jones/Jones.



A detailed explanation of the refinancing will be given

prior to Board consideration of the item at the June meet-

ing.



President Crowley stated that the money earned will be

placed in the Capital Improvement accounts at UNR and Pres-

ident Maxson stated that at UNLV it will be used for main-

tenance, expansion, etc. of capital improvements. It will

not affect the Campus priorities, but will give UNR and

UNLV much needed flexibility for improvements.



Ms. Del Papa moved for approval to continue the process for

refinancing of UNS bonds, and directed the Chancellor's

staff to work with the financial advisors to submit a final

proposal in June with the anticipation that the savings

would be a minimum of $1.3 million. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



Mr. Chacca of E. F. Hutton requested that the Chancellor's

staff and the Bond Counsel work together to develop a formal

agreement for presentation to the Board in June. The actual

savings will be determined.



Deputy Chancellor Dawson explained the timeframe for this

procedure which included meeting immediately with the Coun-

sel to prepare legal documents by the end of the 1st week;

finalizing the issue during the 2nd and 3rd weeks; on June

9 the securities will be offered to the public; and on June

12 in-depth documents will be submitted to the Board for

consideration.



Chairman Klaich thanked ASUN President Ed Lancaster for the 1985-

86 Artemisia he had distributed to Regents, and announced that

Mr. Lancaster had been named the Oustanding Engineering Student

at UNR for 1985-86.



9. Report on UNLV Capital Improvement Program



President Maxson presented an overview of the UNLV Capital

Improvement program which included need to expend $400,000

on a greenhouse for the Ph. D. Biology program and remodel-

ing of Grant Hall.



10. Report on CCCC Capital Improvement Program



President Meacham presented the CCCC Capital Improvement

program stating the need to reroof the Campus building.

It was suggested that the Board of Regents meet with the

State Public Works Board to discuss better decision-making

in awarding bids to contractors and accepting guarantees

on workmanship.



There was a discussion on establishing a location for the

new Allied Health Center. UNS has a 7-year lease from the

BLM on a piece of property located on West Charleston. Ms.

Del Papa pointed out that the Allied Health Center at CCCC

is 15th on the Capital Improvement list. She suggested

obtaining private funding in constructing this proposed

facility. Mrs. Sheerin was concerned about the location

being established separately from the main Campus and

questioned whether students would have access to a library,

registration, bookstore, etc. President Meacham requested

this issue be discussed in detail at a later time.



Dr. Herman Van Betten, Director, presented the long-range

development plan for the Henderson Campus. The final pres-

enation was for a Student Activites Center at the main

Campus.



Chairman Klaich thanked Presidents Meacham and Maxson and

their staffs on the Capital Improvement Program presenta-

tations.



11. Approved Promotion or Assignment to Rank



Approved the following promotions or assignment to rank ef-

fective July 1, 1986:



A. University of Nevada System



Lois Kurtz, to Rank III, Senior Software Systems Analyst

Robert Kunkle, to Rank III, Senior Software Systems

Analyst

Becky Seibert, to Rank III, Support Services Manager



B. Desert Research Institute



John W. Hess, to Rank IV, Professor



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the promotion or assign-

ment to rank. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



12. Approved Award of Tenure



Approved the following awards for tenure effective July 1,

1986:



A. University of Nevada-Reno



William L. Eubank, Assistant Professor of Political

Science



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of award of tenure. Ms.

Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



13. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status



Approved the following be appointed to emeritus standing,

effective upon their retirement:



A. University of Nevada-Reno



Dr. Marjorie L. Stevenson, State Extension Specialist

and Associate Professor of Home Economics

William V. Howard, Professor of Art



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Mr. Michael Drakulich, Professor of Physical Education



C. Truckee Meadows Community College



Mrs. Mary Jean Riel



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of promotion to emeritus

status. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



14. Information Only - Recommendations for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

to rank was presented for an information item only, with

Board action scheduled for the June 12-13, 1986 meeting.



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

ommended the following promotion, effective July 1,

1986:



Terry J. Knapp



15. Report on a Study of Academic Computing within the Univer-

sity of Nevada System



A report and recommendations on academic computing at UNS

institutions, prepared by the EDUCOM Consulting Group, was

made by Vice Chancellor Warren Fox, Chairman of the UNS

Academic Computing Committee. The consulting team completed

a final report for the Academic Computing Committee follow-

ing a visit to Nevada and a review of the Campuses and Sys-

tem. The consulting team was headed by Dr. James Penrod,

California State University, Los Angeles, and consists of

Dr. Richard Mann, University of Kansas; Dr. Martin Solomon,

Ohio State University; and Dr. Sherrill Amador, Southwestern

College.



Vice Chancellor Fox distributed a letter to the members of

the Board of Regents, as contained in Ref. G, filed with the

permanent minutes, concerning an overview of Academic Com-

puting and recommendations for continuing with the project.



Dr. Lloyd Case, Director of the UNS Computing Center, re-

quested the Directors at the UNS Computing Center be in-

volved in this recommendation process and requested that

the Joint Academic Computing Committee work with the Council

of Presidents on the recommendations.



Mrs. Kenney moved for acceptance of the report on the study

of academic computing, with a request that Vice Chancellor

Fox and Director Lloyd Case present for consideration at

the August meeting their joint recommendations for the fu-

ture of academic computing in the System. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



16. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held May 8, 1986, were made by Regent Jo Ann

Sheerin, Chairman.



(1) Approved the Phase II proposal for an AAS degree in

Paramedic Medicine at CCCC, as contained in Ref. AA-1,

filed in the Regents Office.



The curriculum for this program will consist of 65-67

credits, to be offered on a year-round basis over a

2-year period. The program will include clinical in-

struction, in-hospital clinical practice and a super-

vised field internship in an advanced life support

unit. Enrollment will be limited to 25 full-time

students per year, with part-time students accepted

as space permits.



Completion of high school or a GED certificate and a

minimum ACT score of 15 will be required for enrollment

in the program. The proposed date of implementation

is Fall, 1986.



This program will provide 3 options for students. A

1-semester Emergency Medical Technology II certifica-

tion, a 1-year Paramedic Certificate, and the 2-year

AAS degree in Paramedic Medicine. Accreditation will

be sought through the American Medical Association.



As the EMT-Paramedic program is currently in place,

expenses will be limited to adding one part-time facul-

ty member, and minimal equipment. Existing facilities

are adequate.



The Phase I proposal was approved by the Board of Re-

gents in March, 1986.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the Phase II pro-

posal for an AAS degree in Paramedic Medicine at CCCC.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



(2) Approved the Phase I proposal for a BS degree in Inter-

national Relations at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-2,

filed in the Regents Office.



This program will be offered as an interdisciplinary

degree through existing Departments in the social sci-

ences. Students interested in foreign studies or ca-

reers in international relations will be exposed to a

wide range of subject areas.



A program director and a faculty committee selected

from the Departments of Political Science, History,

Economics, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and

Journalism will be responsible for administering the

program and developing policy.



The planned date of implementation is Fall, 1986.



There has been an increased interest in international

affairs in recent years and increased student demand

to offer such a degree program. Employment opportuni-

ties are available in multinational corporations, gov-

ernment, education and tourism. State and local tour-

ism and economic development representatives also

have expressed an interest in such a program.



Enrollment is anticipated to reach 40 majors by the

4th year of the program. No additional funds will be

needed to implement this degree, as faculty and courses

are already in place.



President Crowley stated in clarification that there

will be no additional funding or faculty, that this

program is a restructuring of existing courses for

career planning in the international arena. A faculty

member from the Journalism School and other disciplines

will help administer the program.



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval of the Phase I proposal

for a BS degree in International Relations at UNR.

Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.



(3) Approved the Phase II proposal for an MA for the Teach-

ing of Mathematics at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-3,

filed in the Regents Office.



This program will be sponsored jointly by the Colleges

of Art and Science and Education. It will enable

secondary school teachers to earn a Master's degree

with emphasis in the subject area of mathematics. The

degree will be conferred through the Department of

Mathematics and the College of Arts and Science.



The program will consist of 32 credits with 9 credits

earned in curriculum and instruction, and 23 credits in

mathematics courses. The program will begin in Summer,

1986, and the Phase I was approved by the Board in

March, 1986.



This program meets a demonstrated need in the teaching

profession and is well designed. A large portion of

the courses will be taken during the Summer and will

require no State funding. Support of two graduate

assistants will be requested during the 4th year of

the program. These assistantships could be awarded

to practicing teachers through a cooperative arrange-

ment with a school district. Existing staff, facili-

ties and equipment are adequate to implement the pro-

gram.



Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval of the Phase II pro-

posal for an MA for the Teaching of Mathematics at UNR.

Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



(4) Approved the following statement in support of the

State Board of Education in its efforts to expand the

current high school graduation requirements:



Based on the joint work of the University of Nevada

System Board of Regents and the State Board of Ed-

ucation in producing the publications Making High

School Work and Making High School Count, it was

determined that certain skills and competencies are

needed by Nevada students to ensure success in Col-

lege, or in an occupational program. The Board of

Regents, based on these findings, has adopted new

entrance requirements to the Universities beginning

in the Fall, 1989, to help ensure this success.

The UNS Board of Regents supports and encourages

the continuing interest by the State Board of Edu-

cation in improving high school graduation require-

ments in order to make the Nevada educational ex-

perience one of high quality.



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval of the statement sup-

porting the State Board of Education in its efforts

to expand the current high school graduation require-

ments. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



(5) At the last meeting of the Board of Regents, a request

was made of Vice Chancellor Fox, the Academic Affairs

Council and the Council of Presidents to examine Sys-

temwide policies on the review and proposal of new

programs, to be coupled with the review of existing

programs. Dr. Fox, in providing an update, submitted

a draft of a plan containing guidelines and timeframes,

as contained in Ref. AA-5, filed with the permanent

minutes. After further study, this plan will be pre-

sented to the Board in the Fall for consideration.



(6) In 1984 the Regents Scholar Program was established by

the Board of Regents. This program was developed in

cooperation with the State Board of Education as a

means to recognize outstanding Nevada high school stu-

dents and to encourage them to remain in the State for

postsecondary education.



A draft of the 1987-89 UNS Enhancement Budget includes

a request for State funding to award scholarships to

these students. In addition, a request for approval

to earmark Regents Special Projects Funds for this

program is pending before the Board of Regents. These

requests, if funded, may impact program policies cur-

rently in effect.



Vice Chancellor Fox submitted 4 recommendations con-

cerning the Regents Scholar Program, filed in the Re-

gents Office.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held May 8, 1986, were made by Regent Gallagher.



(1) Mr. Larry Helseth, Kafoury-Armstrong, presented the UNS

OMB Circular A-110, Audit of Federal Awards and Other

Agreements, Two-Year Period Ended June 30, 1984, at the

Audit Committee meeting.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned whether there had been enough

time for the staff to review and comply with the rec-

ommendations. Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Inter-

nal Audit, stated the institutions have responded posi-

tively to the report and will have complied with the

recommendations by July, 1986.



(2) Approved the following audit procedures:



1) Conduct individual Campus audits;



2) Prepare a consolidated audit report which is re-

quired for bonding purposes;



3) Begin individual Campus audits in FY 87 in con-

junction with new auditor contract;



4) Distribute the cost to Campuses and include these

costs in the 1987-89 Budget Request.



In response to an inquiry, Mrs. Cardinal concurred that one

firm should perform individual Campus audits.



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval to accept the report and rec-

ommendations of the Audit Committee. Ms. Del Papa seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held May 8, 1986, were made by Regent Sparks

Chairman.



(1) Approved TMCC, WNCC and UNLV to use their Capital Im-

provement Funds for projects as follows:



TMCC $18,000 to purchase a tractor for grounds main-

tenance and snow removal.



WNCC $60,000 to remodel the Carson Campus faculty

office, clerical and seminar area.



UNLV $30,000 for site preparation for the computer

that will be used by the UNLV library

as part of its on-line system.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval to use Capital Im-

provement Funds at TMCC, WNCC and UNLV for the above

projects. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



(2) On March 13-14 and April 3, 1986, the Committee review-

ed proposals which would require funding from the Re-

gents Special Projects Fund. It was agreed at the

April 3 meeting that further consideration be given to

the following proposals:



Equipment for System Central Office $16,000

Reserve $30,000

Special Scholarship Endowment for

Regents Scholars Program $50,000

Survey of Nevada High School Seniors

Postsecondary Plans $ 4,480

Computerization of the UNS Master

Course File and Transfer Guide $ 6,683

Telestudies - Local Area Network

Project (LAN) $ 1,000



Approved the interest income from the Board of Regents

Special Projects contingency reserve be used with the

income from the Regents Scholars Progrm endowment to

award scholarships.



The Committee tabled the following:



UNS Federal and National Foundation

Grant Procurement Program $25,000



The Council of Presidents and staff were directed to

submit recommendations to the Board concerning the

tabled item.



Ms. Del Papa moved for approval of the above proposals

with the exception of the UNS Federal and National

Foundation Grant Procedurement Program, and moved ap-

proval of the interest income from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Contingency Reserve to be used with

the income from the Regents Scholars Program endowment

to award scholarships. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion

carried.



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

10, Section 6, Board of Regents Special Projects Ac-

count.



1. Only funds accrued from the prior year will be

considered available for expenditure each fiscal

year.



2. 1/3 of the amount in the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account will be held in a contingency ac-

count. The balance will be used by the Board of

Regents as it deems appropriate. The Board, at its

discretion, may call for applications for grants

from the UNS institutions. When such a call is is-

sued the following procedures will be followed:



(a) All applications for grants* from the Board of

Regents Special Project Account shall be sub-

mitted to the Budget and Finance Committee for

its consideration and recommendation to the

Board of Regents at a subsequent meeting.



(b) Proposals for grants should be one-time in

nature with no continuing costs to the Special

Projects Fund, and should enhance the capabil-

ities of the System. Capital improvement pro-

posals will be considered only in cases of

severe emergency.



(c) Each grant request shall contain:



(1) A clear statement of the objectives of

the request, including justification, and

a detailed plan for its implementation;



(2) A detailed budget; and



(3) A process and project outcome evaluation

component, including a design for demon-

strating how the project will be monitor-

ed or supervised during its implementa-

tion.



(4) A mid-year report will be made to the

Budget and Finance Committee.



*Excluding previously approved ongoing accounts

for the Chancellor's Office, such as interview

and recruiting, perquisites, etc.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the Handbook change

regarding Board of Regents Special Projects Account.

Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



(4) Approved the following Summer Session salary schedule

for UNLV for Summer 1986:



Resident Faculty, based on "B" contract salary, as

follows:



All ranks - $700 per credit hour



Visiting Faculty



Full Professor - $650 per credit hour

Associate Professor - $550 per credit hour

Assistant Professor - $450 per credit hour

Unranked/Lecturer - $450-$650 per credit hour



The per-credit-hour salary is understood to be a maxi-

mum allowable salary. A lower per-credit salary, when

necessitated by low enrollment and when agreed to by

the instructor, is not precluded.



NOTE: There is no change from the 1985 approved

salaries.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the Handbook

change regarding Summer Session Salary Schedules at

UNLV. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



(5) Approved the following increases in the 1985-86 Oper-

ating Budgets at UNLV and NNCC:



UNLV



An increase in the 1985-86 operating budget of

$100,000 due to a realized increase in registration

fees over the budget. The budgted FTE enrollment

for 1985-86 is 6,991; the actual FTE enrollment is

7,217. The increase in tuition will be used to

provide for Letters of Appointment in instruction.



NNCC



An increase in the 1985-86 operating budget of

$3,489 due to a realized increase in registration

fees over the budget.



Ms. Del Papa moved for approval of the increase in

the 1985-86 Operating Budget at UNLV and NNCC. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



(6) Approved the increase of the graduation fee at NNCC

from $10 to $15 beginning next year.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the Handbook change

regarding Student Fees at NNCC. Ms. Del Papa seconded.

Motion carried.



(7) Approved the following administrative salary schedule:



I. Minimum



Vice President Position $56,000

Deans 52,000



II.



Executive Director Henderson $44,000

Director of Personnel 44,000

Business Manager 44,000

Assistant to the President 43,500

Director of Technical/Occupational

Education and Assistant to the

Dean of Educational Services 42,500



III.



Educational Services Director $42,000

Director of Community Relations 40,000

Registrar 38,000

Assistant Business Manager 38,000

Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs

Administrator 35,500



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval of the Administrative

Salary Schedule at CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



(8) Approved the following Handbook change, Title 4, Chap-

ter 17, Section 5.1, Special Reduced Registration Fee:



1. Persons 62 years of age or older shall be permitted

to register for credit or as auditors in any course

without registration fee except as noted below.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the Handbook change

regarding Special Reduced Registration Fee. Ms. Del

Papa seconded. Motion carried.



19. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held May 8, 1986, were made by Regent Del Papa,

Chairman.



(1) Mrs. Edna Brigham, Director of the UNS Endowment, pre-

sented the performance analysis for the endowed pool

for the period covering January 1 - March 31, 1986.

She reported that the investment pool contained $20

million on July 1, 1984, and that by the end of April,

1986, it had increased to nearly $28 million while

continuing to pay interest to spending accounts. That

figure could climb to $40 million by the end of the

fiscal year. Ms. Del Papa stated that the staff

watches the market daily and is very competent in its

decision making.



(2) Mrs. Edna Brigham, Director of the UNS Endowment, pre-

sented an informational report on the effect of the

change in policy regarding allocation of investment

income earned on UNS pooled cash assets. See Ref. I-2,

filed in the Regents Office.



(3) Approved to invest operating funds as they mature from

other investments into the Intermediate Fund newly es-

tablished by the Common Fund.



The request is endorsed by Janet Mac Donald, Deputy

Treasurer, and the entire Investment Advisory staff.

Permission had previously been given by the Regents to

invest operting funds in the short-term fund of the

Common Fund. The staff has confidence in the manager

of the intermediate fund and feels that this recom-

mendation to take advantage of the benefits of longer-

term investment is sound.



(4) Under New Business the Investment Committee was direct-

ed by Chairman Klaich to prepare a report on UNS prop-

erty holdings. Ms. Del papa stated an inventory of

property has been completed, but guidelines for the

use, holding and/or disposition are needed.



Mrs. Brigham outlined the advantages of having all

gifts invested in the UNS endowment pool, and offered

to be available to explain that position to prospective

donors. The Presidents were urged to make use of the

shared investment pool.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the report and rec-

ommendations of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Kenney

seconded. Motion carried.



20. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison Com-

mittee meeting, held May 8, 1986, were made by Regent Gal-

lagher, Chairman.



(1) Discussion and recommendations for the organization of

a Statewide legislative steering committee were held.

Presidents were asked to recommend a representative to

serve on the steering committee. Once the budgets and

priorities are set, meetings/seminars will be held

throughout the State to explain the UNS legislative

goals.



(2) At the June, 1985 Regents meeting, the Board appointed

the UNS Academic Affairs Council and the UNS Business

Officers, acting jointly, to review all equipment

purchases listed in A. B. 469, which appropriated

$12,640,926 to UNS. The Equipment Review Committee

established procedures to expedite the review process

and received lists from each Campus of planned equip-

ment purchases. A purchasing subcommittee also was

established to assist the Committee. The Committee

was charged with ensuring compatibility of equipment

purchases as well as realizing maximum economy through

pooled purchases whenever possible. An update was

presented on the Committee's activities. Approximately

34% of the funds had been encumbered as of January 31,

1986.



An interim report will be made in late Summer to the

Interim Finance Committee.



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Ms. Del Papa

seconded. Motion carried.



21. Approved ASUN Constitution, UNR



Approved the amendments to the ASUN Constitution, as con-

tained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval of the amendments to the

ASUN Constitution. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Purchanse of Land, UNR



Approved the purchase of property adjacent to a 1.5-acre

parcel of land UNR owns at the corner of Pyramid Road and

Queens Way. A small portion of this property was recently

sold to the Nevada Department of Transportation for widening

of the intersection. A 3,694 sq. ft. parcel, which wedges

into the University's lot on the Pyramid Road property line,

has been offered to the University by the owner for $1,000,

or $.27 per sq. ft. The NDOT recently purchased a small

portion of the adjoining lot for $2.30 per sq. ft. The

acquisition of the lot would definitely enhance and improve

UNR's property, which is currently on the market for sale.

The Nevada Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has

agreed to share 1/3 of the cost, as it is a 1/3 recipient

to the proceeds from any sale. See Ref. E, filed in the

Regents Office.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval to purchase land. Ms. Del

Papa seconded. Motion carried.



23. Report on Salary Plan, UNR



In June, 1985 the Board approved a salary plan for UNR.

President Crowley reported on its effectiveness, stating

that UNR is satisfied with the plan and has general support

from the faculty. The report is filed in the permanent

minutes as Ref. H.



24. Approved the Appointment of Dean, College of Business and

Economics, UNLV



Approved the appointment of Dr. Norval Pohl as Dean of the

College of Business and Economics at UNLV, at a salary of

$70,000, effective July 1, 1986. Of the $70,000, $64,000

is from State funds and $6,000 is from private funds.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the appointment of Dr.

Norval Pohl to the position of Dean of the College of Busi-

ness and Economics at UNLV, at a salary of $70,000, effec-

tive July 1, 1986. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



25. Approved the Appointment of Dean, Student Services, UNLV



Approved the appointment of Dr. Robert L. Ackerman as Dean

of Student Services at UNLV, at a salary of $53,000, effec-

tive July 1, 1986.



Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the appointment of Dr.

Robert L. Ackerman to the position of Dean of Student

Services at UNLV, at a salary of $53,000, effective July 1,

1986. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



26. Approved Change of Title, UNLV



Approved a change of title for Dr. John Unrue to Vice Pres-

ident for Academic Affairs and Provost.



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval to change Dr. John Unrue's

title to Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



27. Approved Sale of Property, UNLV



Approved sale of a parcel of land located at 324 Wall Street

in Las Vegas. UNLV owns an undivided 1/2 interest in this

property. An offer of $65,000 has been made. The appraised

value of the land is $72,000. However, because the Univer-

sity owns an undivided 33.3% interest, the property is dif-

ficult to market. The University would receive 1/3 of the

selling price, less 5% commission.



Mrs. Kenney moved for approval to sell UNLV property located

at 324 Wall Street. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



28. Approved Easement, UNLV



Approved the request for a 20-foot easement on University

Road for the Clark County Sanitation District. This ease-

ment is needed for the purpose of trenching, laying, con-

structing, inspecting, maintaining and repairing sewer lines

and an appurtenance for underground structures.



Ms. Del Papa moved for approval of an easement at UNLV.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



29. Approved Loan, University of Nevada Press



Approved the request for loan for the University of Nevada

Press in the amount of $50,000 from the Alice Dimmitt Income

account for the publication of 19 books. The loan will be

repaid in full by December 31, 1986 from the University of

Nevada Press sales account.



The Press presently has a backlog of 16 new books and 3

reprints ready for publication. Funds must be encumbered

at the time arrangements are made with the printer, even

though actual publication and final payment is from 4 to 6

months later. See Ref. F, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved for approval of the Loan for the Univer-

sity of Nevada Press. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



30. New Business



Dr. James Deacon, UNLV Faculty Senate Chair, thanked the

Board for its sincerity and hard work during his last year

as Faculty Senate Chair, stating it was an excellent learn-

ing experience.



The meeting adjourned at 3:10 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary

05-09-1986