May 16-17, 1985
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
May 16-17, 1985
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Audito-
rium, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mr. Joseph 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
Mr. Karamanos was excused on Thursday morning, May 16, to attend
legislative hearings held in Carson City.
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Rick Bareuther (Unit),
John Clevenger (TMCC), John Watson (DRI), Myrlene La Mancusa
(UNLV), George Isham (CCCC), Don Belfi (WNCC), Christopher
Exline (UNR) and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:05 A.M.
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
11-12, 1985, with the following amendment:
Amendment to Item 8, Page 9
8. New Business
Mr. Karamanos requested discussion on A. B. 356
regarding limited use of animals for research and
prohibits interference with research.
Mr. Dart Anthony, Human Society Representative,
spoke in opposition of the bill and asked the Board
to take a position on A. B. 356.
Chairman Klaich explained that the Board's legis-
lative package consists largely of appropriation
bills, which require prior approval from the Board.
As to other matters, that may not involve an appro-
priation, but would indirectly affect the System,
the Board may or may not take an official posi-
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved leave without pay for Barbara C. Thornton,
Department of Social and Health Resources. She has
been granted a 0.5 FTE leave without pay for the 1985
Spring semester and now requests a full-time leave
without pay for the 1985-86 academic year.
(4) Approved the appointment of Mr. Bob J. Lewis to fill
a vacancy on the College of Business Advisory Board
(5) Approved the appointment of Mr. Thomas Collier, Ad-
ministrator of the Carson-Tahoe Hospital, as a member
of the Advisory Board at WNCC.
(6) Approved the rate structure for the UNLV Mc Dermott
Physical Education Complex as contained in Ref. C-6,
filed in the Regents Office.
(7) At its October 30, 1984 meeting, the Board authorized
a $172,000 loan from the UNLV Capital Improvement Fee
Fund, to be repaid at current interest rates, in order
to pay a judgement held against UNLV.
The Board approved repayment from the Board of Regents
Special Project Fund, less $61,425.99 advanced from
the Board to UNLV for other litigation.
Mrs. Kenney 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. Ms.
Del Papa seconed. Motion carried.
President Crowley introduced newly elected Faculty Senate
Chair Christopher Exline and newly elected ASUN President
President Maxson introduced newly elected Faculty Senate
Chair James Deacon, newly elected CSUN President Sean
Kelleher, and Student Senate President Gus Varona.
Dean Pat Miltenberger introduced newly re-elected Faculty
Senate Chair John Clevenger, who will be serving a second
President Hidy introduced Faculty Senate Chair John Watson.
President Meacham introduced newly elected Faculty Senate
Chair George Isham and Chairman-elect John Heise.
Mrs. Sparks introduced her husband, Mr. Kenneth Sparks.
3. Chairman's Report
Chairman Klaich informed the Board that Assembly Ways and
Means and Senate Finance Committees have closed the Univer-
sity System base budgets. He thanked the Presidents, Chan-
cellor's staff and all other persons involved in the budget
process for their efforts. The pay package is still being
considered by the two money committees.
Ms. Del Papa acknowledged the considerable time required on
behalf of UNS which Chairman Klaich and Mrs. Gallagher have
provided at the Legislature. Mrs. Gallagher said she was
proud of the professionalism and the tremendous efforts that
the University System showed at the Legislature.
Chairman Klaich introduced the newly elected Chair of the
UNLV Foundation Board, Mrs. Elaine Wynn, and the Director of
the UNLV Foundation Board, Mr. Robert Gore. Mrs. Wynn and
Mr. Gore discussed the future of the UNLV Foundation and the
need and desire of their group in working to enhance all
Chairman Klaich introduced Mr. Steve Ridell, UNR Foundation
Director, who commented on the accomplishments and future
plans for the UNR Foundation. He also related that Mr. John
Rhodes, Chair, was unable to attend the meeting because of
Mr. Foley entered the meeting.
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Bersi reported on the accomplishments of the Uni-
versity of Nevada Press, announcing an autograph party for
Anne Howard's publication, "The Long Campaign: A Biography
of Anne Martin", will be held on July 2. He acknowledged
Ms. Del Papa for her efforts in promoting this and other
5. Report on the Institution Merit Pay Plans
The merit pay plans, as contained in Ref. B, filed with the
permanent minutes, were discussed by each Campus President.
Dean Miltenberger, speaking for President Eardley, informed
the Board that TMCC does not have a merit pay plan currently
but a committee has been established at TMCC to review the
merit recommendations. TMCC is in the process of defining
an annual merit pay plan.
President Hidy stated that DRI's pay incentive plan was ap-
poved by the Board at its April 11-12 meeting.
General Counsel Klasic asked if there were any legal prob-
lems with each Campus having a different merit pay plan,
and stated that although we are a System, the institutions
are quasi-autonomous and unless there are some legislative
restrictions, each institution could devise the plan it
wishes, with Regents' approval.
Mrs. Gallagher emphasized that as she understands legisla-
tive intent at the present time, merit pay would only be
given to those who are meritorious. She emphasized that
this issue would undoubtedly be questioned over the next
couple of sessions. She suggested that the institutions be
prepared to defend their actions.
Vice Chancellor Sparks and General Counsel Klasic were asked
to review the plans to assure consistency with legislative
Mrs. Whitley moved to accept the institutions' merit pay
plans. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
6. Report on Annualized Enrollments for 1984-85
Vice Chancellor Fox presented the Annualized System Enroll-
ment Report for 1984-85, as contained in Ref. C, filed in
the Regents Office.
7. Approved Promotion, UNR
President Crowley recommended the following promotion, ef-
fective July 1, 1985:
Anne Howard, to Professor of English
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the promotion. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
8. Approved Award of Tenure, UNR
President Crowley recommended award of tenure, effective
July 1, 1985, to the following:
Kenton M. Sanders, Associate Professor of Physiology
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of award of tenure. Mrs.
Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
9. Information Only - Recommendation for Award of Tenure, UNLV
President Maxson recommended award of tenure, effective
July 1, 1985, to the following. This is an information item
only, with Board action scheduled for the June 27-28, 1985
E. Eric Martin, Associate Professor of Education
Counseling and Education Psychology and Foundations
10. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 15,
Student Loans - Assessment of Fee, UNR and UNLV
Approved the following change in the Handbook, Title 4,
Chapter 18, Section 15, Student Loans - Assessment of Fee,
UNR and UNLV:
b) Each UNR and UNLV student who receives a Guaranteed
Student Loan or an ALAS or PLUS loan shall be assessed
a $10 processing fee to cover some of the expense in-
volved in administering these programs. Unsuccessful
applicants for student loans will not be charged a
processing fee. The funds collected will be allocated
in accordance with the needs of each office and as
determined by the President.
Ms. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-
ing Student Loans - Assessment of Fee at UNR and UNLV. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
11. Approved Funding, Academic Affairs Committee
Approved an allocation from the Regents Special Project Fund
to support the work on the UNS Task Force on Educational
Telecommunications for $5000 for the 1985-86 year. See Ref.
D, filed in the Regents Office. A total budget of $42,000
was submitted for the work of the Task Force, with the $5000
allocated for the pilot study. The remainder of the funds
required will be obtained from other sources and will fi-
nance a more extensive telecommunications study.
Mrs. Sheerin, Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee,
requested flexibility between categories listed in the
budget. She stated that the Committee has already held
one teleconference meeting, and is planning a 1 1/2-day
workshop in June. The Task Force will report to the Board
on its findings.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the allocation of $5000 from
the Regents Special Projects Fund to support the Task Force
on Education Telecommunications. Ms. Del Papa seconded.
12. Approved Request to Discontinue Review of Certain Athletic
At its January 12-13, 1984 meeting, the Board of Regents
voted to require that all contracts between UNLV or UNR
and other Colleges and Universities for athletic contests
be approved by General Counsel before their execution.
The Board's action also required prior review by General
Counsel of letters of intent from propsective UNLV and UNR
After a year of implementation of this policy, it was recom-
mended that prior review by General Counsel of such con-
tracts and letters of intent be discontinued. Such con-
tracts and letters are generally on standard forms with
nothing more required by the UNLV and UNR Athletic Depart-
ments than to fill in the blanks. The forms are legally
adequate in the view of General Counsel, and review of
details such as the identity of parties, the games con-
tracted for, the dates and times of the games, and the
financial guarantees is really unnecessary.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to discontinue review by General
Counsel of athletic contracts involving only standard form
contracts with other Colleges and Universities for athletic
contests and standard form letters of intent from prospec-
tive athletes. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Mr. Foley amended the motion to have the contracts reviewed
by General Counsel. There was no second to this motion.
General Counsel Klasic stated that if the Campuses wanted
specific contracts to be reviewed, he had no objection to
that, but there was no need to implement this procedure
on a regular basis. Chairman Klaich suggested that the
Presidents monitor these contracts for a period of time.
Motion carried. Mr. Foley voted no.
13. Report on the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) Meeting
Regents Foley and Sparks and Secretary Mary Lou Moser re-
ported on the Association of Governing Boards meeting they
recently attended in Miami, Florida.
14. Report on Silver Bowl, UNLV
President Maxson reported on the financing plan for re-
surfacing of the Silver Bowl. Negotiations are under way
with Maryland National Leasing Company to finance the Magic
Carpet System for the Silver Bowl. He requested permission
to enter into a contract on financing at 9.87% interest rate
with Maryland National Leasing Company for a period of 8
Several Regents agreed with the negotiations, but Chairman
Klaich suggested that Nevada banks should also be solicited
prior to financing a contract.
Mrs. Kenney moved to accept the report and authorized Presi-
dent Maxson to continue negotiations, and further to extend
the offer of financing the project to local banking houses.
Mrs. Sparks seconded. Mrs. Kenney amended the motion by
changing the language on direction to financing to read "at
the same or lower rate with respect to in-state institu-
tions". Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
15. Approved a Contract, UNLV
Approved in concept the contract with the Clark County Water
District for a reservoir on University property as discussed
with Regents at the February, 1985 meeting. Procedures for
the handling of property will be followed with review by
Deputy Chancellor Dawson and General Counsel Klasic and
forwarded to the Governor for approval prior to its execu-
Mr. Karamanos moved approval in concept of the contract with
the Clark County Water District for a reservoir on Univer-
sity property and that standard procedures for handling such
contracts be followed. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion
Mr. Dennis Finfrock, Director of the Thomas and Mack Center,
indicated that this reservoir would be an advantage to the
nearby residents; i. e., block the sight, landscaping, traf-
fic, etc. Mrs. Kenney requested that safety factors be
placed in the final contract.
16. Approved the Appointment of Dean, UNLV
Approved the appointment of Dr. Thomas Wright as Dean of the
College of Arts and Letters effective July 1, 1985 at a
beginning salary of $52,000 plus salary increments approved
by the Legislature for the 1985-87 biennium.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Thomas
Wright as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters effective
July 1, 1985. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
17. Report and Presentation on Bridge Engineering Center, UNR
President Crowley reported on the proposed Bridge Engineer-
ing Center at UNR. He submitted a letter stating that "...
the state of the country's highway and railway bridges is a
major concern for the continued economic health of the
United States, in terms of both infrastructural and seismic
problems. It has been estimated that some 2 1/2 trillion
dollars will be required to repair the nation's infrastruc-
ture of bridges, streets, highways, mass transit, pipelines,
ports and waterways, water systems, etc. The bridge com-
ponent of this problem is estimated to be $50 billion, with
an annual rate of increase of several billion dollars more.
Recent earthquakes have caused substantial damage to highway
bridges. A major earthquake could cause damages of between
$20-$40 billion, with many lives lost. Damage to bridges
would be substantial.
"UNR, through its Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake
Research, has concentrated its efforts in bridge engineer-
ing. It has conducted joint research projects involving New
Zealand, Japan and Puerto Rico. It has 9 bridge engineering
research projects under contract or pending, with combined
grant value of $1.4 million. 5 members of the faculty and
10 graduate students are involved in bridge studies.
"A recent workshop of bridge engineering professionals drawn
from across the country and representing state and federal
agencies, Universities and private practitioners unanimously
recommended the establishment of a national center for
bridge engineering as a matter of high priority. In follow-
ing up on this recommendation, UNR will submit a proposal
to develop a center on 120 acres of unused land at the
Stead Campus. Under this proposal, a field testing site
would be established on 640 acres of nearby property,
through the conversion of federal land. Finally, the Uni-
versity would develop a major and unique graduate program
in bridge engineering, to be phased in over a 10 year pro-
gram parallel with the development of the national center."
A letter from the Board of Regents expressing support for
this proposal was requested.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to send a letter in support
of the proposal for a Bridge Engineering Center at UNR.
Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
President Crowley announced that Dr. Bruce Douglas, Profes-
sor of Civil Engineering, has been named "Outstanding Re-
searcher of the Year" at UNR.
18. Report on the Association of Community College Trustees
Regent Sheerin requested support from the Board on seeking
re-election to the Board of Directors of ACCT. The benefits
of her re-election would be national recognition for UNS, a
1986 regional conference will be held in Las Vegas, and her
participation would give the Board an improved perspective
on Community Colleges. There are conferences scheduled in
Alaska and Colorado and she informed the Board that, if
re-elected, the monies for these trips would need to be
provided by the Regents.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to support Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
in seeking re-election to the Board of Directors of ACCT.
Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried. Mrs. Sheerin ab-
19. Report of the Audit Committee
Mrs. Whitley, Chairman, reported on the Audit Committee
meeting. The following audits were presented by Internal
Audit Director Sandi Cardinal:
Northern Nevada Community College
College Work Study Program (CWS), National Direct
Direct Student Loan Program (NDSL), Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) July 1,
1982 through June 30, 1984
Pell Grant Program (Pell), Guaranteed Student Loan
Program (GSL) July 1, 1983 through June 30, 1984
Truckee Meadows Community College
NDSL, SEOG, CWS July 1, 1982 through June 30, 1984
Pell, GSL July 1, 1983 through June 30, 1984
Western Nevada Community College
NDSL, SEOG, CWS July 1, 1982 through June 30, 1984
Pell, GSL July 1, 1983 through June 30, 1984
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
CWS, NDSL, SEOG, Pell, GSL July 1, 1982 through
June 30, 1984
Mrs. Whitley stated that most of the recommendations pro-
posed by Internal Audit have been acted upon by the various
institutions, and requested a follow up report be given at
the quarterly meeting on whether these and all other Inter-
nal Audit recommendations have been implemented, and if
not, the reasons. See Ref. A-1 for the audit reports, which
are filed in the Regents Office.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Mo-
20. Approved Refinancing of Bonds, CCCC
Approved refinancing of bonds at CCCC as contained in Ref.
H, filed in the Regents Office.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. John Swensied,
Sherman and Howard, Bond Counselor for UNS, who explained
that the refinancing of the bonds at a lower interest rate
at this time would result in a net savings to CCCC of
$426,000. A table outlining by year the cost of refinancing
and savings to CCCC was presented.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval to refinance bonds at CCCC. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
21. Approved Sale of Cemetery, UNR
Approved the sale of the Hillside Cemetery property located
on University Terrace in Reno. The interest in the prop-
erty held by William and Barbara Thornton was deeded to the
Board of Regents in 1978 with certain conditions. The con-
ditions have been met, as outlined in Ref. J, filed with
the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to sell the Hillside Cemetery
near UNR. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Ms. Del Papa abstained.
Attorney Roger Bergmann, representing Mr. John Lawton, pre-
sented the proposal to the Board and informed them of the
future plans in redeveloping the cemetery.
General Counsel Klasic stated he has reviewed the proposal
and has discussed several legal items with Mr. Bergmann,
and he indicated that an assessment of the nature of the
legal situation will be determined as to whether UNS could
afford to institute any legal actions. Chairman Klaich
agreed the Board would cooperate, but did not agree it
would participate in additional fees. Mr. Bergmann stated
that Mr. Lawton would handle all expenses.
22. Report of the Ad Hoc DRI Liaison Committee
Mrs. Gallagher discussed the DRI public relations plan, in-
cluding television spots which are being aired. Mr. John
Doherty, Science Information Officer, has been working
closely with the promotion of Dandini Research Park and
has also produced an outstanding video on the Park.
President Hidy gave an update on the Dandini Research Park,
informing the Board that the land was deeded from the Bureau
of Land Management (BLM) to UNS for non-profit activities,
but that the Park will be for-profit activities. The BLM
is seeking action from Congress to change the deed whereby
development of the Park can proceed.
President Eardley requested that area boundaries for TMCC
and those zoned for research be defined.
23. Approved a Center Name Change and Reassignment of Personnel,
Approved the name change for the Energy Systems Center to
the Energy and Environmental Engineering Center effective
July 1, 1985, and that certain appropriate personnel cur-
rently assigned to the Atmospheric Sciences Center be re-
assigned to the Energy and Development Engineering Center.
Several programs currently housed within the Atmospheric
Sciences Center are primarily concerned with the environ-
mental management of the energy production industry. The
major sponsorship for these programs is provided by DRI's
regional public utility companies. The Energy Systems
Center is actively engaged in work on the efficiency of
electrical power plans and related technical and economic
issues. These two sets of programs are in a practical
sense inextricably related to one another. Hence, DRI
proposes to realign its staff to reflect this reality,
enhancing both programmatic effectiveness and programmatic
appeal to key sponsors. The Atmospheric Sciences Center
will be reconstituted to devote its efforts to more funda-
mental study of atmospheric processes, with particular
emphasis on cloud and precipitation components of the
earth's water cycle.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the name change to the Energy
and Environmental Engineering Center effective July 1, 1985,
and that personnel be reassigned to the Center. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
President Hidy informed the Board that key senior scientists
and center directors were involved in the name change proc-
ess and the faculty has agreed to the change.
24. Approved Phase II, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, UNR
Approved the Phase II Proposal for a Bachelor of Fine Arts
(BFA) degree in Theatre (Ref. E, filed in the Regents
This program will provide an alternative to the current
Bachelor of Arts degree offered in Speech and Theatre.
The BFA will provide students with a more rigorous and
specialized program, focusing on career preparation.
Requirements for admission to the program will consist of
completion of 60 credits, a 3.0 GPA in Theatre courses,
and completion of specified courses in Speech and Theatre.
The BFA will provide an alternative for superior undergradu-
ate students, and will respond to a trend in student need
for a more professional orientation due to increased compe-
tition for employment opportunities.
The program will be selective in admitting students, and
enrollment is estimated to be 15 FTE by the academic year.
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Regents
in April, 1984.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of Phase II, Bachelor of Fine
Arts in Theatre at UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
Chairman Klaich commended Vice President Richard Davies and
Dean Paul Page for their efforts.
25. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10,
Approved an increase in the student health and accident
insurance premiums as listed below, which will result in a
change in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10,
The student health and accident insurance coverage is an
optional service for students. UNR has extended the service
to students at TMCC and WNCC who have paid the health serv-
The fees are the result of the bidding process, with Lone
Star Insurance Company of Dallas being the lowest bidder.
The rates have been guaranteed for a period of two years.
Annual Premium $108.50 $125.00
Semester Premium 40.00 52.00
Summer Premium 30.00 27.00
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Student Fees. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
26. Approved Phase I, Associate of Arts Degree in Computer
Approved the Phase I Proposal for an A. A. degree in Comput-
er Science at Clark County Community College (Ref. G, filed
in the Regents Office).
This program will provide computer skills to mathematics and
science majors, and provide a path into a B. A. program in
Computer Science. In addition, a large number of technical
and junior programmer positions at Clark County could be
serviced by this associate degree program.
An implementation date of Fall, 1985 is planned.
This program is consistent with the educational mission of
the College, and need for the program has been demonstrated.
Although Clark County Community College offers an A. A. S.
in Data Processing, that program differs from this Phase I
Proposal. The A. A. in Computer Science will focus on
mathematics, science and engineering applications, rather
than business. No articulation problems are anticipated,
as consultation with UNLV has taken place.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of Phase I, Associate of Arts
Degree in Computer Science at CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher second-
ed. Motion carried.
27. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 18.1,
Summer Session Salary Schedules, UNLV
Approved an increase in the UNLV Summer Session Salary
Schedules, which would change Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,
Section 18.1, as follows:
1. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Resident Faculty, based on "B" contract salary as fol-
All ranks - $700 per credit hour
Full Professor - $650 per credit hour
Associate Professor - 550
Assistant Professor - 450
Unranked/Lecturer - 450-650
The per-credit-hour salary is understood to be a maximum
allowable salary. A lower per-credit salary, when ne-
cessitated by low enrollment and when agreed to by the
instructor, is not precluded.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Summer Session Salary Schedules at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley
seconded. Motion carried.
28. Approved the Bylaw Changes, UNLV
Approved changes to the UNLV Bylaws with two Sections placed
on "Reserve" as contained in Ref. I, filed in the Regents
General Counsel Klasic had met with representatives of the
UNLV Administration and the Faculty Senate regarding pro-
posed changes in the draft of these Bylaws. The Bylaws are
consistent except for two areas in the Section on financial
exigency to be placed on "Reserve".
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the UNLV Bylaws as sub-
mitted with two Sections regarding financial exigency to
be placed on "Reserve". Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion
Mrs. Gallagher expressed her appreciation for the coopera-
tion and attitude of the UNLV faculty and the Faculty
Senate. President Maxson re-emphasized Mrs. Gallagher's
appreciation and stated that UNLV will continue to abide
by the Board of Regents Code.
Section 3.2 of the UNLV Bylaws was questioned by Mrs. Whit-
ley. President Maxson stated that this Section dealt with
non-academic personnel because they are not teaching faculty
and that his was consistent with most Universities nation-
wide. It was also stated that the non-academic professional
staff are represented in the Faculty Senate. Faculty Senate
Chair Mylrene La Mancusa stated that the Senate is integrat-
ed at this time and professional standing committees are
served by professional and academic faculty. Mrs. La
Mancusa stated the questioned Section of the Bylaws provides
the professional staff with the vehicle for electing their
representatives to serve on the Senate, just as all other
Departments and Colleges do. She commended General Counsel
Klasic's secretary, Dusty Woodward, for her efforts on the
final preparation of the Bylaws.
29. Approved the Plans for the Medical School Clinic Building
Approved the plans for the Medical School Clinic building
as contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents Office.
President Crowley introduced Mr. Claude Howard, retired
Las Vegas contractor, who donated the money to build the
clinic and extended his gratitude for the many gifts to
the School of Medicine. He recalled for the Board their
award of Distinguished Nevadan to Mr. Howard.
Mr. Brian Whalen, Director of the Physical Plant, gave a
presentation of the building plans.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the plans for the Medical
School Clinic building. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
Chairman Klaich informed the Board that Mr. Howard has given
many gifts in a quiet way to UNS and on behalf of the Board
of Regents he expressed appreciation for Mr. Howard's gen-
erosity and inspiration.
30. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 18.1,
Approved the following change to the Handbook, Title 4,
Chapter 16, Section 18.1, which is a description of the I
(Incomplete) grade by deleting the current wording and sub-
stituting the new paragraph:
I can be granted when a student has satisfactorily com-
pleted at least 3/4 of the semester but for reason(s)
beyond the student's control, and acceptable to the
instructor, cannot complete the last part of the course;
and the instructor believes that the student can finish
the course without repeating it. A student who receives
an I is responsible for making up whatever work was
lacking at the end of the semester. If course require-
ments are not completed within the time indicated, a
grade of F will be recorded and the GPA will be recom-
puted accordingly. Undergraduate level courses must
be completed before the end of the following regular
semester and graduate level courses must be completed
within one year. Students who are making up an in-
complete do not re-register for the course, but make
individual arrangements with the instructor who assigned
This change will update the Handbook to conform with current
policies and Bylaws on the UNLV Campus.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
incomplete grades. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
31. New Business
A. Ms. Del Papa announced that the final hearing on S. J.
R. 11 and A. J. R. 22 is scheduled at 2 P.M., Tuesday,
May 21. She emphasized that UNS must show its support
and requested a press release in this regard for pur-
poses of educating the public sector. Both measures
seek a constitutional amendment to allow Nevada to cap-
ture its share of a rebate on the federal estate tax.
B. Ms. Del Papa requested a clarification be considered on
the fee waiver policy for dependents, stating that when
a female dependent changes her name, she is unable to
use the waiver, but when a male dependent marries there
is no indication of his independence.
C. Ms. Del Papa announced that there is an open house at
the Jones Visiting Center this afternoon and that photos
of the Campus produced by Jane Pickering are on display.
D. President Maxson commended Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks
for his efforts at the Legislature and thanked President
Crowley for the many times that he could not attend a
hearing in Carson City and he called upon President
Crowley to stand in for him.
President Calabro also extended his appreciation to Vice
Chancellor Ron Sparks.
The meeting adjourned at 11:05 A.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board