05/14/1987

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 14-15, 1987








05-14-1987

Pages 87-104



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 14-15, 1987



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

Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.



Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Mr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Council

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Frank Hartigen (UNR),

Heise (CCCC), Gary Jones (UNLV), Dale Pugsley (WNCC), Steve

Wheatcraft (DRI), David Wilkins (TMCC), Jim Williams (Unit) and

Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 2:10 P.M.

on Thursday, May 14, 1987.



1. 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 April

2, 1987, and the minutes of the special meeting, held

April 17, 1987.



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

C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approved a 1-year extension of a leave of absence for

Kenneth M. Hanlon, Assistant Professor of Music at

UNLV.



(4) Approved Interlocal Agreements



A. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between the Board

of Regents and the Nevada State Bureau of Child

Care Services to provide child care training for

the Bureau in Fallon, Carson City, Elko, North Las

Vegas, Winnemucca, Nye County and Henderson. Child

Care Services will advance the amount of $3393 to

TMCC for services from March 16 to June 30, 1987.



B. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between the Nevada

Department of Wildlife and the Board of Regents on

behalf of UNLV for an amount not to exceed $18,000

for the period July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988. The

services are to further the cause of wildlife man-

agement and education.



C. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between the Nevada

State Health Department, Department of Human Re-

sources and the Board of Regents, School of Medi-

cine, to provide a half-time pediatrician to serve

as Acting Medical Director at the Reno Special

Children's Clinic, at a maximum salary of $41,389.



General Counsel Klasic recommended that the follow-

ing words be added to the agreement between the

Nevada State Health Department, Department of Human

Resources and the Board of Regents, School of Medi-

cine, at the beginning of the sentence starting at

line 14 on page 2 of the agreement: "To the extent

authorized by law, the School shall be responsible

for all damages ...".



This limits the UNS's liability to the amount pro-

vided by law in NRS 41.035. General Counsel had

no objections otherwise to the agreement.



(5) Approved a change in the scope of work of Project No.

87-35 of the Public Works Board Project List known as

TMCC Campus Improvements. TMCC would like to include

a Campus Master Plan in the project in lieu of the re-

placement of carpeting.



Mrs. Sparks moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



2. Approved Site for Construction of System Administration

Building



Chancellor Dawson presented a report and recommendations on

site selections and construction of a System Administration

building, in which he stated that the objective of the pro-

posed project is to provide flexible, efficient and func-

tional work space for the existing number of staff members

in a building with access for the handicapped, in a loca-

tion that is accessible to the freeways, (and Carson City),

the airport and to the institutions of higher education in

the area.



On January 29, 1987, Mrs. Edna Brigham, Endowment Director,

appeared in Carson City at the Regents meeting to present

the offers for 405 Marsh Avenue and to request permission

to build, with Mr. Claude I. Howard's help, a 12,000-sq. ft.

building on the lot donated to the Regents, and previously

accepted by the Regents, by Messrs. Bradley, Dermody and

Howard, which is located at Mc Carran, Socrates and Enter-

prise.



The Chancellor's staff was asked to study alternative op-

tions for building sites, existing buildings for lease, and

existing buildings for sale.



At the April meeting, the Chancellor and Mrs. Brigham pre-

sented a notebook of alternative options available to the

Regents. The notebook contained the description of an ex-

isting building at Plumb Lane and Arlington Avenue which

the Board asked the staff to investigate and to negotiate

with the owner about the possibility of purchasing for ad-

ministrative quarters. The staff did investigate the pos-

sibility and found that the arrangement of the space needed

by the staff would prevent the renting of enough of the re-

mainder of the space to complete the financing of the proj-

ect.



On April 11, 1987, an ad was placed in Reno Newspapers, Inc.

requesting proposals for an existing building of 12,000 to

15,000 square feet with ready access to the airport and

freeways. The staff received 2 proposals for totally un-

suitable buildings, 1 proposal for a desirable but very ex-

pensive lot, and 2 proposals from developers who wanted to

build for the UNS. Of these 2, 1 was considerably more ex-

pensive than a project on the donated lot, and the other

proposal was attractive in price and quality of building,

but impossible because of the remote and inaccessible loca-

tion.



Chancellor Dawson requested approval to begin the construc-

tion process for a building of approximately 12,000 square

feet on the lot located at Mc Carran, Enterprise and Soc-

rates.



Mr. Claude I. Howard is still willing to help UNS with the

construction of this building and is urging construction to

begin as soon as possible. Chancellor Dawson read a letter

from Mr. Howard, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Brigham expressed concern that UNS could risk spending

too much of the proceeds of the sale of the 405 March Avenue

building for rent if the project is not begun immediately.



Mrs. Brigham stated that Mr. Howard will save UNS a great

deal of time and money in the construction of this building,

so it is very important to accept his generous offer and to

take advantage of his interest and support for this project.



Mrs. Edna Brigham, Endowment Director, presented a slide

presentation on the proposed project.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to accept the Chancellor's rec-

ommendation and to begin immediate construction on the prop-

erty located at the corner of Socrates, Enterprise and Mc

Carran Boulevard. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.



Mr. Eardley requested further information about the alter-

natives the Chancellor's staff investigated and Mrs. Brigham

described the various options as follows:



A. Mike Dermody - Dermody Business Park (8,000-square-foot

office building) - The existing building of 8,000 square

feet would be increased in size to 12,000 sq. ft.; cost

$8-900,000 for the completed building; accessibility is

not good for Business Center North and other Campuses;

and is located in the warehousing district.



B. Norman Dianda - Airport Park - Cost $1,020,000. Can

save $250,000 if UNS built their own building.



C. 275 Hill Street - Old Office Building - Not sufficient

space; would need rehabilitation.



D. 8th Street - Victorian House.



E. Kimmell Associates - 43,778 -sq. ft. lot - $5.50 per sq.

ft. would be $240,779.



F. There were additional sites as outlined in the presen-

tation at the April 2, 1987 meeting.



Chairman Klaich and Mrs. Sparks both stated that, in their

opinion, the Chancellor's staff had investigated all pos-

sibilities and answered all questions asked by the Board

members.



Motion carried.



3. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson provided an update of recent 1987 legis-

lative activities of concern to Nevada public higher educa-

tion. In addition to a summary of 1987 legislation affect-

ing UNS, which is filed in the Regents Office, Chancellor

Dawson presented information about final recommendations of

the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance

Committee on the UNS budget. The two money committees were

scheduled to hold a joint hearing soon to iron out differ-

ences in recommendations.



The Senate Finance Committee's recommendations call for $4.1

million more in State general funds than the Governor's rec-

ommendations. Assembly Ways and Means recommended $5.8 mil-

lion more for the biennium than the Governor recommended.

Neither includes recommendations concerning salary increases

and merit pay, or extension of the merit pool to include

non-teaching faculty. Compensation matters will be handled

separately.



Chancellor Dawson highlighted several specific pieces of

legislation, including AB725 and SB448 (see below), and

SB23, a bill that will determine how estate tax proceeds

are distributed in public schools and UNS. Dawson said

he planned to request several amendments to SB23 to estab-

lish a separate endowment pool administered by UNS, and to

create an advisory board that makes recommendations to the

Board of Regents. The Board, in turn, would report to the

Legislature's Interim Finance Committee or to the Legisla-

ture.



AB725 would require State agencies to prepare long-range

plans encompassing the next 8 years. The Board of Regents

and State Department of Education would be required to de-

velop a plan for public education to be to the Governor

by July 1, 1988. The plan would include justification of

goals, specific objectives every 2 years to meet estimated

budgetary requirements to achieve goals and objectives.

The bill is being heard by the Assembly Government Affairs

Committee and it is doubtful that it will pass.



SB448 prohibits simultaneous tenure on academic staff while

holding a UNS administrative position. The bill is being

heard by Senate Human Resources and Facilities Committee.



Chancellor Dawson expressed concern about a proposed mora-

torium on increases in retirement contributions which would

adversely affect TIAA-CREF participants. Because TIAA-CREF

is an annuity, the proposed moratorium would negatively im-

pact participants' funds while PERS employees would not be

affected because they are paid a fixed amount upon retire-

ment. The moratorium would amount to 1% each year, half of

which is paid by the employer and half by the employee.



He asked the Chairman of each Faculty Senate to discuss con-

cerns about the distribution of merit pay with respective

Senates and make recommendations to the System Compensation

Committee for consideration by the Board of Regents next

Fall.



The Chancellor distributed a handout summarizing a survey of

1987-88 salary increases in western states. The survey,

conducted by UNR several weeks ago, shows that of 13 Western

Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) states,

9 indicated average salary increases of about 5.2% are like-

ly to be enacted. The figures apply to all professional

employees and, with one exception, do not include merit in-

creases.



Mr. Foley urged fellow Regents, Chancellor's Office staff

and institution Presidents to step up legislative efforts

to carry the message to lawmakers that "we need their full

support or we are going to regress not only in faculty sal-

aries but all aspects of our budget".



A continuation of the legislative discussion is on Page 104.



Mrs. Gallagher commended Chancellor Mark Dawson, Vice Chan-

cellor Ron Sparks, UNR President Joseph Crowley, and Public

Information Director Pamela Galloway for their work at the

Legislature.



President Crowley announced that later today there would be a

tour of the historical sites on the University of Nevada-Reno

Campus. The Campus has been registered as a National Historical

place.



4. Introductions



President Crowley introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Frank Hartigan and newly elected ASUN President

Carl Gatson.



President Calabro introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Dale Pugsley.



President Gwaltney introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman David Wilkins.



President Meacham introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairwoman Beverly Funk.



President Hidy introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Steve Wheatcraft.



Chairman Klaich extended is appreciation to all Faculty

Senate Chairpersons and Student Government leaders for their

interest, cooperation and support during their terms of

office.



5. Report of Spring 1987 and Annualized 1986-87 Enrollment



Vice Chancellor Fox and Karen Steinberg, Institutional Re-

search Coordinator, submitted Spring 1987 enrollment data

and the annualized System enrollment report for 1986-87,

Ref. B, filed with the permanent minutes. Dr. Fox and Mrs.

Steinberg presented a system overview and summary of the

enrollment figures.



The Spring 1987 Systemwide enrollment report shows the UNS

student population grew 4.6% in one year, with 48,988 stu-

dents enrolled this Spring. UNS is experiencing a very

positive enrollment trend with increases over the last two

years.



6. Approved Handbook Change, Purchasing Policy



Approved a change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10,

Section 1, Purchasing Policy, as contained in Ref. C,

filed in the Regents Office.



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

the Purchasing Policy. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



7. Approved Resolutions: Nevada's Tax Structure



The State Board of Education recently passed a resolution

encouraging the 1987 Nevada Legislature to support an in-

terim study of Nevada's tax structure. In addition, mem-

bers of the 1987 Nevada Legislature have asked University

officials for a showing of support for increasing State

revenues to meet the needs of higher education.



Mr. Foley requested that the resolutions emphasize the need

for UNS to support a tax increase in order to meet the basic

needs of UNS, and, therefore, requested that the original

resolution be separated into two resolutions in order to

emphasize the two important separate issues involved. Ap-

proved the following resolutions:



RESOLUTION #87-2



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents is responsible for ad-

ministering the University of Nevada System to provide

programs of instruction at undergraduate and graduate

levels, sponsoring and undertaking programs of basic

and applied research which complement instructional

programs and contribute to the fullest realization of

Nevada's potential, and conducting continuing programs

of public interest for its citizens; and



WHEREAS, members of the Board of Regents are charged

with endeavoring to insure that necessary resources are

provided for the proper functioning of the University

of Nevada System; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents is dedicated to thinking

always in terms of improving educational opportunities

of Nevada's citizens first; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents is committed to vigorously

seeking adequate funding for all University of Nevada

System institutions; and



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System is experiencing

substantial enrollment growth and ever-increasing de-

mands on its resources and services; and



WHEREAS, existing State revenues are not adequate to

meet the needs of Nevada's System of public higher

education;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of

Nevada System Board of Regents urges the members of the

1987 Nevada Legislature to support a responsible tax

increase sufficient to provide for the needs of higher

education during the 1987-89 biennium.



RESOLUTION #87-3



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents is responsible for ad-

ministering the University of Nevada System to provide

programs of instruction at undergraduate and graduate

levels, sponsoring and undertaking programs of basic

and applied research which complement instructional

programs and contribute to the fullest realization of

Nevada's potential, and conducting continuing programs

of public interest for its citizens; and



WHEREAS, members of the Board of Regents are charged

with endeavoring to insure that necessary resources are

provided for the proper functioning of the University

of Nevada System; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents is dedicated to thinking

always in terms of improving educational opportunities

of Nevada's citizens first; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents is committed to vigorously

seeking adequate funding for all University of Nevada

System institutions; and



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System is experiencing

substantial enrollment growth and ever-increasing de-

mands on its resources and services; and



WHEREAS, existing State revenues are not adequate to

meet the needs of Nevada's System of public higher

education;



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

supports proposed legislation which would authorize an

interim legislative study of Nevada's tax structure to

create the stable revenues necessary to provide students

with the highest quality of education possible and en-

able them to become productive contributors to society.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to approve the two resolutions regard-

ing Nevada's Tax Structure. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion

carried.



8. Approved Loan, University of Nevada Press



Approved a loan to the University of Nevada Press in the

amount of $50,000 for the purpose of book production. The

loan would be made from Alice Dimmit E. I. account and would

be retired in two installments of $25,000 each on June 30,

1988 and June 30, 1989.



The Press now has an extensive list of manuscripts which

should be ready for publication within the next 24 months.

Annual sales have grown along with increased book produc-

tion; however, there are more quality manuscripts than the

Press is able to produce without additional financial as-

sistance. Ref. D is filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the loan to the University

of Nevada Press in the amount of $50,000 for the purpose of

book production. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved Promotion or Assignment to Rank, UNR



The following recommendation for promotion or assignment to

rank has been forwarded by President Crowley for Board con-

sideration.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommend-

ed the following promotion, effective July 1, 1987:



Jannet M. Carmichael, to Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the promotion at UNR. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



10. Information ONly - Recommendation for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank, UNR



The following recommendation for promotion or assignment to

rank has been forwarded for Board consideration. This is

an information item only, with Board action scheduled for

the June 25-26, 1987 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

the following promotion, effective July 1, 1987:



Watkins W. Miller, to Professor of Range, Wildlife and

Forestry



11. Approved Emeritus Status, UNR and UNLV



A. Approved the following for promotion to Emeritus status

at UNR:



Alessandro Dandini, University Marshal Emeritus



Alessandro Dandini has been associated with the Univer-

sity of Nevada for nearly half a century. In April,

1958 he was named University Marshal and has served in

that capacity at all ceremonial events since that time.

He designed and supplied the materials for the Univer-

sity Mace.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the promotion to Emeri-

tus status at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion car-

carried.



B. Approved the following for promotion to Emeritus status

at UNLV:



Kathleen P. Lyons, Emeritus Associate Professor of

Education



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus

status at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



12. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held May 14, 1987, were made by Regent Jo Ann

Sheerin, Chairman.



NOTE: The following new program proposal received prior

approval to follow the Phase I, II process.



(1) Approved the Phase I Proposal for an MFA in Art at

UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents

Office.



This degree is a specialized program which will provide

course work in studio art in the areas of painting,

drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics

and video. Both BA and BFA programs are currently of-

fered through the Art Department.



The program will be small in scale, with enrollment

anticipated at 4-6 FTE during the 1st year of the pro-

gram, increasing to 8-12 by the 4th year. Funding is

projected at $64,000 annually, and will include one

new faculty position, part-time instructors, and two

graduate assistants.



This program will prepare graduates for teaching at

Community Colleges and Universities, where the MFA

degree is the terminal degree, as well as providing a

foundation for working artists. UNLV identifies this

program as one of its institutional priorities in the

1987-1991 UNS Planning Report.



Questions were asked regarding funding and the reten-

tion of graduates in Nevada. It was explained that

funding would be provided from existing resources, and

that a good number of graduates do stay in Nevada and

add to the cultural development of the State and re-

gion.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the Phase I Proposal for

an MFA in Art at UNLV. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



(2) At the last Academic Affairs Committee meeting, Regent

Sheerin requested that the Campuses prepare comments

concerning procedures and examinations used to place

students in appropriate English and mathematics

courses. Each institution discussed their procedures

and examinations.



President Crowley explained UNR's procedures and ex-

aminations for placement and indicated that it is dif-

ficult to screen students when using computerized

registration. There is plenty of opportunity avail-

able to the students who are seeking help; i. e., the

advisement center.



Vice President Unrue explained that UNLV's procedures

and examinations for placement are very similar to

UNR's, although the reporting procedures are different,

but only in defining categories. The Admissions Office

at UNLV and UNR are now working togethr to consolidate

reporting methods.



Dr. Alan Balboni, Dean of Instruction at CCCC, reported

that generally the students are appreciative in re-

ceiving some guidance in placement for English and

Math.



Dr. Charles Greenhaw, Dean of Instruction at NNCC, re-

ported that at NNCC there is not an age discrimination

and for English they use an assessment test which con-

tains reading, writing and grammar. An oral interview

is used for math placement and it is highly successful.



Dr. Ron Remington, Dean of Instruction at TMCC, report-

ed that TMCC's procedures and examinations were very

successful, but it is ultimately the student's deci-

sion to be examined for proper placement.



Dr. John Garmon, Dean of Instruction at WNCC, informed

the Committee that WNCC sponsors faculty development

workshops in writing with Tahoe Community College.

The workshops use an interdisciplinary approach by

teaching how various subjects can utilize writing in

the curriculum.



Since 1981 UNR and UNLV have sponsored a project on

writing which is funded by the school district and the

Gaming Foundation for Education Excellence. The pro-

gram consists of special teachers who then teach other

instructors across the curriculum how to utilize writ-

ing in their curriculum. Approximately 2,000 teachers

have been taught and in turn have reached 20-30,000

students. The program has been very successful, and

President Crowley requested approval to approach the

1987 Legislature for an appropriation of $50,000 for

both UNR and UNLV in order to maintain this program.

Regent Foley expressed his support for this program.



President Gwaltney encouraged the Community Colleges to

support the technical courses as well as the develop-

mental courses. Community Colleges should not want to

discourage technical students because of their develop-

mental skills. Community Colleges should produce

"adequate" writers.



Regent Sheerin requested another discussion in the

future between the Community Colleges with regard to

placement according to skill level.



13. Report and Recommendation of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendation of the Audit Committee meeting,

held May 14, 1987, were made by Regent Joseph Foley, Chair-

man.



(1) The change in the audit guidelines as requested by the

Board has resulted in Campus Management Letters issued

by the outside auditors. Mr. Harold Scott, UNLV Con-

troller, presented the UNLV Management Letter, filed

in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Whitley asked if the procedures manual had been

finalized at UNLV, and Mr. Scott replied that the man-

ual has been drafted but was placed on hold until the

new financial system was on line which will require

many changes. She requested that the manual be fi-

nalized and utilized at this time.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendation of

the Audit Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion car-

ried.



14. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held May 14, 1987, were made by Regent

Carolyn Sparks, Chairman.



(1) Approved Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

10, Student Fees - Summer Session, effective Summer

1987:

Current Proposed



NNCC 20 25



(2) There was considerable discussion on developing guide-

lines for Systemwide salaries. Chancellor Dawson re-

viewed a handout which consisted of excerpts from the

UNS Code, Board of Regents Bylaws, Policy Codification,

and the Twentieth Annual Rank-Order Distribution of

Administrative Salaries Paid 1986-87 (Arkansas Study).

The Chancellor stated that the Board of Regents has

adopted a policy to achieve the upper quartile of the

Arkansas Study for Universities and Chancellor staff

professionals, and the studies prepared by the Nevada

Bureau of Economic for the Community Colleges.



During a search for a new employee, salary discussions

are held with the finalist. Presidents stated they

would like to have the flexibility to negotiate with

the finalist taking into consideration Campus resources

and the current market-place, etc. Chairman Klaich

stated he felt that the above criteria would pose great

equity problems with the on-going administration and

faculty salaries.



A suggestion was made that when a candidate is to be

offered a salary higher than an established policy, a

letter of justification should be presented to the

Board of Regents.



The Board requested a policy be developed on profes-

sional salary guidelines, and the Chancellor was in-

structed to present additional detailed information

at the Board of Regents special meeting to be scheduled

later in May.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Gallagher second-

ed. Motion carried.



15. Report of DRI Liaison Committee



Mrs. Gallagher, Chairman, reported that there were 41 appli-

cations received to date for the position of DRI President

and were being reviewed by the DRI Liaison Committee.



16. Approved Addition to Student Government Bylaws, WNCC



Approved the following proposed additions to the Handbook,

Title 5, Chapter 19, of the United Students Association

Bylaws:



ARTICLE V



Section 1.



The United Student Association Executive Officers shall

receive Financial Aid of $240 per semester during their

terms of office. The Senators will receive $120 per

semester during their terms in office.



ARTICLE VIII



PRESIDENT:



The President shall preside at all Senate meetings; the

President shall represent the Student Government in the

College Community and the State meetings when and where

appropriate; the President shall monitor and report on

the progress and implementation of all actions and

transactions of the Student Government; the President

shall vote in Senate meetings only in the case of a

tie vote; the President shall appoint all students

serving on College committees, with approval of the

Senate. The President shall have the power to veto

Senate legislation. This veto can be overruled by a

60% majority vote in the Senate.



ARTICLE XII



Section 1. Probation and Impeachment



a. Reasons for probation shall consist of: Unsatis-

factory meeting attendance, lack of participation

in activities, and/or continuous failure to complete

assigned projects within the time period agreed upon

by the Student Government Members.



b. Probation must be initiated by a written notifica-

tion stating that the member has been put on pro-

bation and the reasons for that probation.



c. Upon receiving written notification of probation the

member shall have two (2) weeks in which to improve

his or her performance to the satisfaction of the

Senate. Failure to improve shall be grounds for

impeachment. More than one (1) probation, per mem-

ber, per administration period, shall also be

grounds for impeachment. Any member of Student

Government who has been impeached may not run for

any office for five (5) years following that im-

peachment.



d. Any member of the Student Government may be put on

probation and/or removed from office by a sixty (60)

percent vote of the Senate. Any impeachment must be

approved by the faculty advisor.



ARTICLE XIII



Section 2.



Amendments to this constitution may be ratified by re-

ferring proposed amendments to the student body for

their approval or rejection; a simple majority of the

students voting in an election for this purpose will be

adequate to recommend amendments to the constitution.

A majority vote of the Student Senate may also be ade-

quate to ratify amendments to the constitution.



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the additions to the Handbook

regarding the United Students Association Bylaws at WNCC.

Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



17. Approved Changes to Student Government Bylaws, UNR



Approved amendments to the Associated Students of the Uni-

versity of Nevada-Reno, Title 5, Chapter 16, as contained

in Ref. E, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the amendments to the Hand-

book regarding the Associated Students of the University of

Nevada-Reno Bylaws. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



18. Aproved Sale of Property, UNR



Approved the sale of a strip of land at an intersection in

Sparks. In December, 1985 the Board approved the sale of a

small portion of property at the corner of Pyramid Road and

Queens Way to the Nevada Department of Transportation for

$20,150. The property was used to widen and improve the

intersection of Pyramid and Queens.



After construction was completed, it was discovered that

NDOT has inadvertently extended the right-of-way further

into the University's property than it had intended. NDOT

wishes to rectify the error and has offered $4775 for 1732

square feet. This offer reflects the same valuation of

$2.75 per square foot that was paid earlier. Property

values have not changed and the offer is considered equi-

table.



In compliance with the provisions of the donors of the prop-

erty, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Stokes of Sparks, the Nevada Coun-

cil of the Boy Scouts of America is to receive 1/3 of all

proceeds from the sale of this property.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the sale of property for UNR.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



19. Approved Resolution, UNR



Approved a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of

the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.



RESOLUTION #87-4



A RESOLUTION, conceived and drawn up by the Board of

Regents of the University of Nevada System, and pre-

sented on this occasion to the National Council of

Juvenile and Family Court Judges:



WHEREAS, the National Council, founded in 1937, is the

oldest national judicial organization in the United

States and the only judicial training center of its

kind, and



WHEREAS, for 50 years the National Council has dedicated

itself to improving the juvenile and domestic justice

system by providing outstanding continuing education,

workshops and seminars for judges and other profession-

als, and



WHEREAS, the National Council has made valuable contri-

butions to judicial training and research, and makes

this information available to the judiciary and the

general public through its publications, and



WHEREAS, since 1969 the National Council has made its

home on the Campus of the University of Nevada-Reno, and



WHEREAS, every year, for the National Council, is the

Year of the Child,



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

gents of the University of Nevada System congratulates

the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judg-

es on its 50th Anniversary, and that



THE BOARD OF REGENTS reaffirms its support of the fine

work of the National Council. We are proud to house

the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

on our Campus.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution commemorating the

50th Anniversary of the National Council of Juvenile and

Family Court Judges at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



20. Approved Sale of Bond Issue, UNLV



Approved a resolution calling for the public sale of a Uni-

versity of Nevada System bond issue for UNLV's student

housing, dining commons and Greek Row in an amount not to

exceed $8.8 million.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the bond issue for UNLV's stu-

dent housing, dining commons and Greek Row at UNLV. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded.



President Maxson informed the Board that each month a cer-

tain percentage is placed in a contingency fund for main-

tenance expenditures so as not to deplete the Physical

Plants account. In regard to student housing, Dr. Maxson

announced that Dr. Robert Ackerman, Dean of Student Services

at UNLV, and Regent Sparks have spearheaded the campaign to

refurbish Tonopah Hall, and that Tonopah Hall has a waiting

list for occupancy. Students are very excited and enthused

about student housing at UNLV.



Motion carried.



Item #21 missing.



22. Approved Sale of Deed of Trust



Approved the sale of a deed of trust to Mr. Claude I. Howard

which Mr. Howard previously gave to the Board for the bene-

fit of the School of Medicine, on the Jones-Holt Office

building located at 515 South Third in Las Vegas, Nevada.



The balance due on the deed of trust, as of April 4, 1987,

was $353,181.12. Mr. Howard has offered to purchase the

deed of trust at its value at the time of purchase.



Mr. Howard requested that the proceeds from his purchase of

this trust deed be placed in the Medical School account

which contains income from gifts which he had made to the

School of Medicine along with the proceeds of the sale of

North Las Vegas shopping center, and that the entire account

be available for the construction of the Area Health Educa-

tion Center for the use of the Medical School and Clark

County Community College.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the sale of deed of trust.

Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Klaich heard statements from community representatives

and students regarding the School of Home Economics, Department

of Interior Design at UNR. They requested that the Department of

Interior Design be placed under the direction of the Art Depart-

ment. Chairman Klaich explained that this issue was an adminis-

tration issue and should be resolved by UNR's Administration.

There was no action taken. Mrs. Sparks personnally requested a

follow-up report.



3. Chancellor's Report (continued)



In a lengthy discussion about other legislative concerns

involving the University System, Mr. Foley expressed con-

cern about achieving passage of a Senate Bill (SB29) which

would appropriate $1.2 million to equip and operate a Las

Vegas allied health center for use by CCCC and the School

of Medicine. It would house the Community College's health-

related programs and the Medical School's family practice

clinic. (A separate bill, SB27, would require the School

of Medicine to increase its Medicaid patient load to 10,000

patients by 1991.)



While SB29, now in the Senate Finance Committee, contains

only the $1.2 million appropriation to equip and operate the

allied health center, Mr. Foley felt that there is far more

at stake. The University System could lose an estimated $14

million.



The health center site involved 80 acres of Clark County

land located on Charleston Street donated by the federal

government to the Community College in 1971. The land,

which Mr. Foley said "is worth a minimum of $12 million",

must be used for educational purposes by the Community Col-

lege by 1991 or it will revert back to the federal govern-

ment.



In addition, Mr. Foley said philanthropist Claude I. Howard

of Las Vegas has pledged to build a first phase of 12,000

square feet, and a second phase of 6,000 to 8,000 square

feet to house the health center and family clinic.



Mr. Foley said, "We have a donation of land plus a building

worth about $14 million total. Its worth approximates the

UNLV Engineering building. That's the weight of it. But

we need to have the money to equip and operate it."



University officials reassured lawmakers during a recent

hearing that the new facility would not negatively impact

CCCC's Cheyenne Campus, and it would be an ideal location

to treat the Medicaid population because it is accessible

by public transportation and is situated in an area fast

becoming "the geographical center of the community".



While no official action was taken because the capital im-

provement project already is included on the Regents' list

of capital construction priorities, fellow Regents, CCCC

President Paul Meacham and UNR President Joe Crowley re-

iterated their support of the project.



23. New Business



A. Chancellor Dawson introduced Ms. Ann Oxborrow, secretary

in the Chancellor's Office, who will be graduating from

UNR this year.



B. Faculty Senate Chairman John Heise recited an original

poem regarding his term as Faculty Senate Chairman at

CCCC and wished the Board of Regents well in its en-

deavors.



The meeting adjourned at 11:10 A.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

05-14-1987