May 16-17, 1983
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
May 16, 1983
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Library at
Northern Nevada Community College, Elko.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman
Mrs. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Members absent: Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
Robert Ulrich, Assistant General Counsel
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs and Student Association
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 11:50
1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and
filed with the permanent minutes) containing the following
items as recommended:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held April
(2) Accepted the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1 and filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following transfer of funds from the
Special Projects Funds:
Board of Regents Host $10,000
Board of Regents Travel $15,000
(4) Approved the extension of leave without pay for Profes-
sor Elisabeth Hansot, Department of Political Science,
through 1984-85 so that she may work as a Research
Associate at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York.
Professor Hansot was granted leave without pay for
1983-84 academic year.
Mrs. Kenney moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
2. Approval of the Report of the Budget Committee
The Budget Committee met on May 16, 1993, and Ms. Del Papa,
Chair, submitted the following report and recommendations:
(1) Approved an increase in the science lab fees at NNCC
to $15. This includes biology, chemistry, physics
and geology where there is a lab.
(2) Approved the following fee increases at CCCC:
a) $25 per credit fee for all welding lab courses.
b) ET 104 Fabrication Techniques 2 credits
ET 131 Electronics I 4 credits
ET 132 Electronics II 4 credits
ET 172 Semiconductor Devices 4 credits
ET 272 Microelectronics 3 credits
ET 286 Communications Circuits 4 credits
Fee amount requested: $5 per course
These fees are needed to buy expendable parts and
materials used in the class such as soldering
tips, solder, locking forceps, heat shrinkable
tubing, iron holder, copper clad boards, wrapping
wire, standard line heaters, printed circuit ma-
terials, coils, transisors, relays, batteries, ca-
pacitors, switches, transformers, lamps.
c) ET 289 Electrical Troubleshooting 4 credits
Fee amount requested: $15 per course
The fee provides for circuit boards which must be
purchased for the students and are expendable.
Resistors, capacitors, wiring and solder are also
(3) Approved the Keystone Student Insurance Company health
insurance rates for 1983-84 at UNLV as follows:
Student only $ 55
Spouse only 122
Child(ren) only 127
Spouse and child(ren) 179
This is an optional program which is available to
those students who choose to participate.
(4) Approved the following estimative budget for 1983-84
for the Physical Plant Services at UNLV:
Estimated Opening Cash Balance $ 82,975 $ 82,975
Total Estimated Income 90,000 125,000
Total Revenue $172,975 $207,975
Professional Salaries $ 0 $ 0
Classified Salaries 18,224 18,224
Wages 40,000 40,000
Estimated Fringe Charges 2,868 2,868
Estimated Operating Expenditures 109,500 140,000
Out-of-State Travel 2,000 2,000
Total Estimated Expenditures $172,592 $203,092
Estimated Ending Fund Balance 383 4,883
Total Dollars $172,975 $207,975
The Physical Plant Services account has had more ac-
tivity than was expected when the 1982-83 budget was
(5) Approved a petty cash bank account for the School of
Medicine to effectively accommodate the requirements
of the proposed Medicaid contract. See Ref. B-6,
filed with permanent minutes.
(6) Approved an interfund loan at UNR for Athletics in the
amount of $100,000. See Ref. B07, filed with perma-
nent minutes, from the Office of Finance and Adminis-
(7) Approved the 1983-84 Student Rates Per Semester for
College Inn, UNR. See Ref. B-8, filed with permanent
(8) Authorized NNCC to borrow up to $40,000 from their
Capital Improvement Fee Account for the purpose of
purchasing a telephone equipment system, to be repaid
in 5 years using the rental rate currently being paid
the telephone company. See Ref. B-9, filed with per-
(9) Approved the following lab fee additions and/or
changes per course at WNCC:
Change To Add
ACC 155B Computer Accounting $10 $
AUTO 100B Auto Mechanics for Novices 10
AUTO 101B General Auto 10
AUTO 102B Auto Electricity I 10
AUTO 103B Starting, Charging &
Electrical Systems 10
AUTO 104B Home Auto Tune-Up I 10
AUTO 105B Home Auto Tune-Up II 10
AUTO 106B Auto Electricity II 10
AUTO 107B Motorcycle Maintenance I 10
AUTO 108B Motorcycle Maintenance II 10
AUTO 121B Brakes, Steering & Suspension 10
AUTO 125B Auto Chassis 10
AUTO 155B Small Engine Repair 10
AUTO 218B Tune-Up Procedures 10
AUTO 220B Power Train & Suspension 10
AUTO 223B Auto Engine Tune-Up, Advanced 10
AUTO 225B Air Conditioning Systems 10
AUTO 226B Transmissions, Automatic 10
AUTO 227B Standard Transmissions 10
AUTO 293B Independent Study 10
DFT 101B Technical Drawing 10
DFT 102B Technical Drafting I 10
DFT 103B Technical Drafting II 10
DFT 104B Engineering Drafting & Design 10
DFT 105B Architectural Drafting I 10
DFT 106B Architectural Drafting II 10
DFT 122B Drafting Technology 10
DFT 123B Blueprint Reading/Trades 10
DFT 203B Technical Drafting III 10
DFT 204B Technical Drafting IV 10
DFT 206B Technical Illustration 10
DP 170 Pascal Programming 5
MTL 101B Basic Machine Shop I 15
MTL 102B Basic Machine Shop II 15
WELDING, All Courses 10
PED 108B Beginning Rollerskating 10
PED 175 Dynamic Fitness 10
(10) Ms. Del Papa requested approval of an emergency item
regarding the System Compensation Committee meeting.
Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval to accept the emer-
gency item, Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Gary Jones, UNLV, representing the System Compen-
sation Committee, stated that the Committee met on
Friday, May 13, 1983 and discussed the fact that there
will be no salary increases for the next two years.
He further discussed the State Group Health Insurance
and proposed separate legislation in this matter.
Ms. Del Papa requested that this item be discussed at
the Regents' Workshop and requested the Chancellor to
make a full report to the Board in July, and in the
interim, to have staff see if there is anything else
that can be done in this regard.
Mr. Karamanos moved to accept the Budget Committee report
and recommendations. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
carried. Mrs. Fong abstained on Budget Item 5.
3. Approval of Dean of Educational Services, CCCC
President Eaton requested approval for the appointment of
Dr. Dale Johnston as Dean of Educational Services at CCCC.
See Ref. D for Dr. Johnston's resume, filed with the per-
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the recommendation of Dr.
Johnston. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
President Eaton, CCCC, introduced Ms. Joan Doggrell, Faculty
Senate Chair, and Mr. Ertis North, President of the Associated
Students of Clark County Community College.
President Goodall, UNLV, introduced Mr. Allen Mori, Faculty
Senate Chair, and Mr. Clarence Lee, President of the Consolidated
Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
4. Housing Policy, UNLV
President Goodall requested approval of a residential hous-
ing policy for UNLV in order to establish a more stable
housing program on Campus and to encourage a greater sense
of Campus community.
The policy is very limited and very specific, and it would
apply to a small and well-defined group. Those unmarried
students under the age of 21, who are entering the Univer-
sity as full-time Freshmen or transfer students from any
county outside of Clark County, Nevada, will be required to
live in Campus housing for their first academic year. Stu-
dents desiring an exemption from this requirement may submit
a written request to the UNLV Housing Board of Appeals.
Regents Karamanos and Fong expressed concern with such poli-
cy, with Mr. Karamanos reporting that at present two floors
of Tonopah Hall are currently vacant. Mrs. Fong stated that
such policy would be difficult to enforce once the student
is 18 years-of-age; that she had discussed the problem with
Dean Roberta Barnes at UNR, who stated they have rescinded
the UNR mandatory housing policy as being unenforceable.
Mrs. Fong also stated that she had investigated housing
costs adjacent to the Campus and found they could be less
expensive if student shared expenses than would be Campus
Mr. Clarence Lee, CSUN, spoke in favor of the policy stating
that CSUN feels it would be a drawing point for new, younger
students from out-of-state, and would be a factor in causing
greater esprit d'corps among the students. The CSUN will
establish a committee to oversee the dormitory and to act
as a court of appeals.
Chairman Mc Bride referred the matter back to the President,
stating that such policy was an administrative matter.
5. Approval of Members to UNLV Engineering Advisory Committee
President Goodall requested approval of the following mem-
bers to serve on the UNLV Engineering Advisory Committee:
Mr. Emmett Herbst, Holmes and Narver
Mr. Robert A. Mc Lellan, Nellis Air Force Base
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
President Crowley, UNR, introduced Mr. Bill Cathey, Faculty
6. Approval of School of Medicine Advisory Board
President Crowley requested approval of the following mem-
bers to serve on the School of Medicine Advisory Board:
Mr. Mead Dixon, Reno, Chairman of the Board, Harrah's
Ms. Nada Novakovich, Reno, Attorney and owner of Luke's
Mrs. Laurena Moren, Elko, leader in the State Medical
Society Auxiliary, mother of School of Medicine
alumnus, and wife of prominent Elko Clinic physi-
cian, Dr. Les Moren
Mrs. Dorothy Swackhammer, Las Vegas, civic leader in
Las Vegas and Henderson, and mother of School of
Mr. Clark Guild, Reno, attorney
Mr. Ted Nigro, Reno, Trust Senior Vice President,
Mr. Lloyd Katz, Las Vegas, businessman
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Mo-
7. President Crowley requested approval of an emergency item
to include additional faculty members for emeritus status
in addition to that already on the agenda.
Mr. Karamanos moved to accept the emergency item. Ms. Del
Papa seconded. Motion carried.
President Crowley requested approval of the following
promotions to emeritus standing, effective July 1, 1983:
Ivan E. Lee, Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Willem Houwink, Professor of Economics, Emeritus
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.
8. Report on UNS Radiological Safety Board
Dr. Joseph Warburton, Chairman, Radiological Safety Board,
made a presentation on the basic aspects of the program,
its Systemwide relationships to radioactive waste disposal,
potential legal suits relative to radiation hazards, and
budget issues. Dr. Warburton requested additional struc-
tures at UNR and UNLV to store low level radioactive wastes
and requested that the insurance for this area be investi-
President Eardley, TMCC, introduced Mary Ann Lambert, Faculty
President Davis, WNCC, introduced Mike Hardie, Faculty Senate
9. Approval of Emeritus Status
Chancellor Bersi recommended approval for emeritus standing
for the following:
Niels Anderson, UNS Computer Center
Jack Davis, WNCC
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.
10. Approval of Officer Contracts
Ms. Del Papa recommended that the Officers' contracts for
1983-84 be reissued at the 1982-83 compensation inasmuch as
the Legislature has not appropriated sufficient funds for
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
11. Resolution for Former Regent Melton
Vice Chairman Gallagher submitted the following Resolution:
WHEREAS, Rollan Melton has served as a Regent of the
University of Nevada from January, 1983 through April,
WHEREAS, prior to serving on the Board and during his
tenure as Regent, he has proven to be a true friend of
higher education, seeking always the advancement of the
WHEREAS, the appropriate and proper growth of all Divi-
sions of the University of Nevada throughout the State
has always been an abiding concern to him; NOW THEREFORE
RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of
Nevada, on behalf of its individual members, the Admini-
istration, the faculties, staff and students, hereby ex-
presses to Mr. Melton its most sincere appreciation for
his dedicated and effective service to the University of
Nevada; and BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED, that the Regents sincerely hope, and know,
that his interest in and support of the University will
continue and that the University community will most
certainly continue to benefit from his counsel.
Given at Elko this 16th day of May, 1983.
Mrs. Kenney moved to accept the resolution. Mrs. Fong
seconded. Motion carried.
12. Proposed Regents Bylaw Change
At the meeting on April 15, 1983, Regent Karamanos asked
that the Board consider eliminating standing committees.
See Ref. B, filed with the permanent minutes. This being
the first reading of such proposed change, it will be pre-
sented to the Board at the June meeting for consideration.
13. Personnel Session
Mrs. Gallagher moved that in accordance with NRS 241.030 the
Board recess for a closed personnel session for the express
purpose of discussing the competency and character of a
University of Nevada System employee. Seconded by Mr.
Karamanos. Motion carried.
The Board reconvened at 2:15 P.M. with all members present, ex-
cept for Mrs. Whitley.
14. Approval of the Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee met on May 16, 1983, and Mrs.
Gallagher, Chairman, submitted the following report and
(1) Approved the removal of the medical provision, Section
5.4.5, from the UNS Code.
(2) Approved the proposed amendments to Sections 3.4.2,
4.4.2, 5.4.7, 5.12, 5.12.1 and 5.12.2 of the UNS Code
be accepted by the Board of Regents and distributed
to the Campuses for a 30-day review prior to final
decision by the Board of Regents.
Faculty Senate Chairs, Jones (UNLV), Cathey (UNR),
Lambert (TMCC), Wycoff (Unit), Doggrell (CCCC), Horton
(NNCC), and Hardie (WNCC) stated their support of the
amendments to the UNS Code.
(3) Approved a change in the deadline for delivery of in-
stitutional Bylaws to the Board of Regents from Septem-
ber 1 to December 31, 1983, and further requested re-
ceipt of a comprehensive progress report prior to that
date from the Presidents on the changes developed and
(4) Approved a Phase I, Master of Science and Doctorate
degrees in Cellular and Molecular Biology at UNR. See
Ref. AA-2, filed with the permanent minutes.
Regent Fong objected to this kind of research being
done at Nevada institutions and asked that the follow-
ing statement be included in the minutes:
From cell and molecular biology to genetic engi-
neering -- we are invading virgin territory. I
can see you splitting genes, altering chromosomes,
creating babies from sperm banks. Today an experi-
ment, tomorrow a duplicate of Albert Einstein right
off the assembly line. We are not just dealing
with a curriculum change, but we must contend with
the greater moral, philosophical and legal issues
here. I am not ready for us to go into the test
tube baby business. Let's confine this program to
the study and research of plants and animals at
President Crowley explained this program is a recon-
stitution of existing programs scattered throughout
UNR, that it will be an inter-disciplinary program,
and that in response to federal regulations, UNR has
established a Human Subjects and Risks Committee to
consider every action regarding these issues.
In response to Mrs. Fong, Chairman Mc Bride stated
that to limit faculty research in this, or any other
project, would be a restriction of academic freedom,
to which the Faculty Senate Chair concurred.
(5) Received a report and recommendations concerning a
review of programs at NNCC, presented by Dean of In-
struction, Charles Greenhaw.
President Berg was requested to begin implementation
of the recommendations contained therein, as staff
and budgetary requirements permit. See Ref. AA-5,
filed with the permanent minutes.
(6) Vice Chancellor Fox distributed copies of Almanac 18,
a magazine containing a special section on the Univer-
sity of Nevada System institutions and programs, which
was distributed throughout Nevada to potential stu-
dents. The cost of this section was shared with the
Nevada State Board of Education.
Mrs. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Motion carried. Mrs. Fong abstained on Item 4.
15. Appointment of WNCC President
Regent Sheerin, Chair, Regent ad hoc Presidential Search
Committee for WNCC, requested approval for the appointment
of Dr. Anthony Calabro as President at Western Nevada Com-
munity College beginning July 1, 1983, with the same salary,
terms and conditions that other Community College Presidents
have. Mrs. Sheerin commended the Regent Committee and the
institutional Advisory Committee members for the efforts
and involvement in the search procedure. From 170 appli-
cants, 6 were chosen for interview, 2 from within the State
and 4 from out-of-state.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the recommendation of Dr.
Calabro as President at WNCC with the same terms and condi-
tions held by the UNS Community College Presidents. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
16. Report of the Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics, UNR
The Committees met in joint session on May 4, 1983 to devel-
op a policy statement concerning University Intercollegiate
Athletics for consideration by the Board. Items 1 and 4(a)
were amended so that the new policy now reads:
University of Nevada System
University Intercollegiate Athletics
The goal of the University of Nevada System shall be
to provide for student competition in intercollegiate
sports appropriate to the University and its confer-
ences, to fiscal resources available, and to sound
standards of student academic performance. Intercol-
legiate Athletic Programs shall seek to support and
develop each participating student's academic and
athletic talents, and assure that the student athlete,
as a student in an academic setting, achieves scholas-
tically to the best of his or her capabilities. During
recruitment activities, this policy shall be made known
to potential men and women student athletes. Intercol-
legiate sports shall be viewed as an important component
of the University community, and of individual develop-
1. Institutional Control
The Board of Regents charges the institution itself,
and the President of each institution, with the
responsibility for the conduct of intercollegiate
programs and activities. The institution shall
oversee all programmatic, fiscal and personnel de-
cisions and activities, and adhere to NCAA, confer-
ence and University of Nevada System guidelines.
The President shall be assisted by the Intercollegi-
ate Athletic Board.
2. Academic Standards
The University shall make every effort to provide
for academic progress toward a degree by each stu-
dent participating in intercollegiate athletics.
Advisement of students shall include notification
of minimum academic standards and of specific degree
requirements. Admission policies shall be adhered
to for each student entering the University.
3. Review of Intercollegiate Programs
The institution shall be responsible for reviewing
and evaluating, on a regular basis approved by the
Board of Regents, financial, academic and managerial
aspects of the athletic program.
4. Fiscal and Budgetary Control
The institution shall be responsible for the proper
accounting and administration of all funds, serv-
ices and gifts-in-kind received and expended on
All gifts must be accepted and approved by the
Board of Regents in compliance with the pro-
visions of Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 6 of the
Board of Regents Handbook. The use of gift
monies accepted and approved by the Board on
behalf of the Athletic Department will be de-
termined by the institutional President and
Athletic Director, with the exception of gifts
specifically restricted by the donor.
(b) Interest Income
The use of interest income generated from sur-
plus operating capital of the Athletic Depart-
ment will be determined by the institutional
President and the Athletic Director.
Compensation to Athletic Department personnel
for institutional services shall be approved
by the President and awarded through proper
University channels. (Employees receiving
compensation for outside professional services
will comply with provisions of Title 4, Chap-
ter 4, Section 7, of the Board of Regents Hand-
Revenues received in the current fiscal year
for services or goods to be provided in a
future fiscal year may not be used in the cur-
rent year except with Board approval.
(e) Budget Revisions
Budget revisions shall occur only in compliance
with established University of Nevada System
guidelines approved by the Board of Regents.
(f) Booster Clubs
The Board shall approve the defined operating
relationship between athletic booster clubs and
each institution. Any changes in the duties
and responsibilities of each party must be ap-
proved by the Board.
5. Student Participation
(a) Participation in all men's and women's sports
shall be encouraged for all students with the
interest and ability. Each institution shall
make a commitment to provide equitable finan-
cial and managerial support for programs of
quality in sports for both men and women and in
both revenue and non-revenue producing cata-
(b) The Universities are encouraged to recruit
student athletes within the State of Nevada
and seek their participation in intercollegi-
Five-year plans for each institution shall be de-
veloped and implemented for intercollegiate ath-
7. Policy and Procedures Manual
Each institution shall develop and utilize a policy
and procedures manual concerning intercollegiate
It was agreed that this policy would be circulated to the
Citizen Advisory Committees on Athletics.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the policy statement as
amended. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
17. Legislative Report
Chancellor Bersi stated that the Legislative Report will be
submitted after the Legislative Session adjourns this week.
18. Chairman Mc Bride requested approval of an emergency item
to discuss the pavilions at UNR and UNLV.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to accept the emergency item.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Mc Bride stated that he attended a meeting with
the Public Works Board to discuss the pavilions at UNR and
UNLV. Discussion was held on whether to remove two perma-
nent end seats in order to utilize the pavilions for other
activities. This would result in greater use of the facil-
ity and the generation of more funds for operating purposes.
Mr. Karamanos recommended that these changes be taken care
of before the pavilions open, and suggested that handicap
accesses also be included.
Mrs. Fong moved approval to send a letter to the Public
Works Board declaring these changes be made in the construc-
tion of the pavilions. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion
19. Chairman's Report
Chairman Mc Bride announced the Spring Workshop for Regents
and Officers will be held June 25-27, 1983 at Sahara Tahoe.
20. New Business
A. Regent Del Papa submitted a petition on Graduate Fee
B. Chairman Mc Bride announced that the Legislature has now
agreed that when enrollments are actually higher than
those predicted (and on which the budgets are based)
that fees collected can now be retained at the Campus
and no longer have to be returned to the State General
Fund. In past years of high enrollments UNS had had to
return many thousands of dollars, yet continue to sup-
port the resulting instruction load on a lower budgeted
C. The Legislature has stated that if UNS wished to im-
plement their critical needs budget, a surcharge fee
will have to be established.
D. Regent Fong suggested alternate funding for the pavilion
bonds be discussed; however, it was suggested that un-
til the Legislature adjourned such discussion is pre-
John Heise, former Faculty Senate Chair at CCCC, read a farewell
poem to the Board.
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board