05/16/1985

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 16-17, 1985








05-16-1985

Pages 27-46



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-

tion.





(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

at UNR.



(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.



2. Introductions



President Crowley introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chair Christopher Exline and newly elected ASUN President

Ted Lancaster.



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

term.



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

Nevada education.



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

illness.



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

Press publications.



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

intent.



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

meeting.



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.

Motion carried.



12. Approved Request to Discontinue Review of Certain Athletic

Contracts



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

athletes.



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

years.



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-

tion.



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

carried.



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

(ACCT)



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-

stained.



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-

tion carried.



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.

Motion carried.



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,

DRI



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

Office).



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

carried.



Chairman Klaich commended Vice President Richard Davies and

Dean Paul Page for their efforts.



25. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10,

Student Fees



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,

Student Fees.



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-

ice fee.



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.



Current Requested

Premium Premium



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

Science, CCCC



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-

lows:



All ranks - $700 per credit hour



Visiting Faculty



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

Office.



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

carried.



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

carried.



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,

Incomplete Grade



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

the I.



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

05-16-1985