May 17-18, 1984
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
May 17-18, 1984
The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Pine Auditori-
um, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Members absent: Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Vice President Al Gold, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Rick Bareuther (Unit),
John Clevenger (TMCC), Richard French (DRI), Myrlene La Mancusa
(UNLV), Robin Nelson (CCCC), Bus Scharmann (WNCC), Joan Zenan
(UNR), and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 9:35 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
5-6, 1984 and the special teleconference meeting held
April 24, 1984.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the use of the Capital Improvement Fee Funds
for the purchase and installation of a movable wall
partition for Room 340, Carson Campus. This large
classroom area with installation of a floor to ceiling
sight barrier, sound proofed movable partition will
allow for increased space for course offerings, par-
ticularly for daytime classes.
The project will be bid according to established poli-
cy with a price not to exceed $26,000.
This project is critical for support of the Fall 1984
schedule of classes at Carson Campus.
(4) Approved the temporary reorganization of TMCC Admin-
istrative structure and salary change for Patricia
Miltenberger and Rita Gubanich. See Ref. C-4, filed
with the permanent minutes.
(5) Approved the recommendation of DRI professional sal-
aries to be continued for FY 84-85 at the same level
as was approved for FY 83-84 except for increases
provided from non-state funding.
(6) Approved the granting of a right-of-way for the 345
kv power line at the perimeter of the Dandini Research
Park property to Sierra Pacific Power Company.
(7) Approved the following people to be added to the
College of Engineering Advisory Board:
Frank Agardy, Ph. D., P. E., President of URS Corpora-
tion, San Mateo, California
Richard Arden, P. E., President of S. E. A. Engineers,
George Ball, P. E., Wateresource Consulting Engineers,
Fred Daniels, P. E., Chairman of State Board of Pro-
fessional Engineers, Carson City, Nevada
Clarence Jones, Investments, Reno, Nevada
Andrea Pelter, Chairman of the Board, Reno Iron Works
Co., Inc., Reno, Nevada
Karl Pister, Ph. D., P. E., Dean, College of Engineer-
ing, University of California, Berkeley, Califor-
James Toreson, President & Chief Executive Officer,
Xebec Corporation, Gardnerville, Nevada
Roland Westergard, P. E., Director, Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources, Carson City,
Tom Young, Consultant, Reno, Nevada
(8) Approved the bid for leasing the Chollar and Rotosi
mining claims which are located outside Virginia City
in the Brunswick Lode. RFPs were sent to 17 pros-
pective bidders, with only 1 bid being received. The
bid is from REA Gold Corporation of Vancouver, B. C.,
which also met all the terms and conditions of the
REA Gold will pay the University a fixed annual ad-
vanced royalty payment against 6% of "net smelter
returns", whichever is greater. Their offer is as
1st year $28,000
2nd year 30,000
3rd year 35,000
4th year 40,000
5th year 50,000 and every
The term of the lease is for an initial period of 5
years and so long thereafter as minerals are produced
in paying quantities from the property.
REA Gold submitted a good faith check for $28,000 with
The 2 mining claims were gifted to the University of
Nevada, Reno, on behalf of the Mackay School of Mines
in December, 1976, by John and Mary Gojack.
(9) Approved the following change to the Handbook, Title
4, Chapter 17, Section 17.4, Apartment Rentals, UNR:
Off-Campus Rentals Rent Rent 7-1-84
1262 N. Sierra St. (4-plex) $265 $285
1 & 5 Artemisia 275 295
1039 Evans Ave. 450 465
1061 Evans Ave. 525 525
1147 Evans Ave. 475 490
90 Twilight (5-plex) 275 275
120 E. 9th, Apt. A 325 335
120 E. 9th, Apt. B 195 205
120 E. 9th, Apt. C 270 280
120 E. 9th, Apt. D 250 260
135 Anelli Lane 425 440
Rent shall be payable 1 month in advance. Before mov-
ing in, the tenant shall pay the first month's rent
plus a general deposit, equal to the monthly rent, to
cover cleaning and damages. The general deposit shall
be returned when the tenant leaves, providing the
apartment is clean to the satisfaction of the Uni-
versity, and that there are no other damages or de-
ficiencies for which the tenant is responsible.
(10) Approved the change to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 10, Student Fees, UNR. The current fee
charged at each Campus per examination is $10. It
was approved that this fee be raised to $25. Students
in good standing who have the knowledge and skills
taught in a University or Community College course
may qualify to take examinations for credit from
specific Departmental course offerings.
The present fee covers few costs of processing and
testing these students and an increase would help
defray expenses. In addition, this will be more in
line with other examination fees, such as the College
Level Examination Program (CLEP).
(11) Approved the following proposed student rates for in-
surance with Keystone Student Insurance Company:
(1) Individual coverage per semester with $100
deductible $ 63.00
(2) Individual coverage for Summer with $100
deductible $ 44.00
(3) Individual coverage for entire year $155.00
This insurance is voluntary. Many students are cover-
ed on their own family or employer health policies
and do not take this insurance.
Mrs. Whitley moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
2. Information Item: Report by Deloitte, Haskins and Sells -
Needs and Specifications for Administrative Computing
In August, 1982 the Board pledged support for establishing
a Management Information System (MIS) for UNS. In December,
1983 the firm of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells was hired to
undertake a study of the needs of the particular users
within the System for these computing services. Two System-
wide committees were appointed. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chan-
cellor, Chaired the Management Systems Committee to deter-
mine administrative needs; Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs, Chaired the Academic Computing Com-
mittee to determine academic needs. Deloitte, Haskins and
Sells conducted a survey of some 200 System users and has
worked closely with these 2 Committees. See Ref. N, filed
in the Regents Office.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson introduced the Chairs of the sub-
committees as follows: Mr. Bob Jeffers, Human Resources,
Dr. Karen Kunkle, Institutional Studies, Mr. Harold Scott,
Financial, Mr. Steve Neiheisel, Student Accounting, and
Mr. George Tavernia, Physical Facilities.
Dr. Norm Forste, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells representative,
explained the executive summary report submitted as Ref. N.
Mr. Klaich questioned the availability and payment plan for
the necessary equipment. Dr. Forste stated that it would
take approximately 1 year for the equipment to be developed,
plus 6-8 months for installation in the South and $40,000
would be paid up front with the remainder of $250,000 would
be required during the next biennium. The Computing Center
has received half of the equipment from Burroughs and addi-
tional equipment will be installed in the future. There
will need to be some remodeling of the Computing Centers in
both the North and the South in order to provide more space
for the additional equipment. Mrs. Fong suggested that this
project be incorporated into the School of Engineering at
Mrs. Gallagher asked for clarification of whether or not the
System has received value in obtaining the Burroughs equip-
Dr. Forste replied that UNS was indeed receiving value, re-
lating a similar experience in which his firm was involved
in the California State System. In that project CSU had
paid some $800,000 for only two modules. UNS will have in
excess of 20 modules, which will be the equivalent of $2-3
million, for $535,000 to MSG who is tailoring their systems
to meet UNS needs.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson reiterated that the implementation
schedules which Dr. Forste presented are those of Deloitte,
Haskins and Sells and that MSG and UNS would probably modify
these schedules. He informed the Board that additional
people would be included in the draft of the budget which
will be presented at the June meeting.
Mrs. Gallagher commended Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, Dr.
Forste, Deputy Chancellor Dawson, Ron Sparks and the Commit-
tee for their excellent job and cooperation on this project.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson answered a question posed by Ms.
Del Papa regarding any further direction for the Chancel-
lor's Office and its staff by stating that after the next
Legislative Session there will be a financial plan pre-
sented for the resources that are available. Chancellor
Bersi stated that after the Governor's Budget has been
formulated in December, there will be adjustments made to
the budget and next April or May the budget will be closed
with these adjustments. Mrs. Whitley requested a separate
report regarding any reduction in force and the retraining
Deputy Chancellor Dawson explained that $900,000 is an addi-
tional annual operating cost in the Computing Center. The
Computing Center budget will be presented to the Board at
the June meeting.
Dr. Forste thanked the Committee, stating members had shown
every consideration and cooperation.
3. Approved Reconsideration of UNS Banking Services
Chairman Mc Bride asked for reconsideration of the UNS
policy on banking services (see Ref. M, filed in the Regents
In October, 1983 the Board of Regents adopted the Charter
for Finance and Administration of the UNS, contained in the
Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 9B, Section 3.1,
which requires that the UNS administer a consolidated cash
management program. At the April, 1984 Board of Regents
meeting, the Board approved the bidding of the UNS banking
UNS Controller Janet Mac Donald explained the circumstances
of the UNS cash management program, stating that UNS has
about $150 million per year that goes through its bank
accounts. At any point in time, UNS has up to $40 million
in short term investments. Historically, UNS has tried to
support the community by using all the banks in the State,
but has found that through an aggressive cash management
program, the bank accounts should be centralized and UNS
should use one bank statewide in order to maximize interest
income to the System. Ms. Mac Donald stated that Nevada
National Bank has customized a system for the northern in-
stitutions to effectively manage the cash so that there is
no more than $200,000 a day average cash balance. This
amount is down from about $3 million a day a year ago. She
has met with Valley Bank of Nevada officers and feels con-
fident that they too can provide a similar service. She
estimates that by pooling the cash resources there will be
an increase in UNS investment incomes to a minimum of
$500,000 per year. She asked for direction from the Board
in continuing to centralize the cash management program and,
if so, which bank is to be utilized.
Mr. Larry Charlton, Manager of the Corporate Servicing De-
partment of Valley Bank of Nevada, submitted a proposal with
no volume figures included, and explained Valley Bank's pro-
posal. Mrs. Fong queried whether Valley Bank is the carrier
for the State of Nevada, to which Mr. Charlton responded in
the affirmative and stated that they are in the beginning
process of taking over that account. Mr. Klaich asked if
the State of Nevada account was put out for bid, which it
Mr. Ted Wehking, Executive Vice President for Administration
of Nevada National Bank, stated that Nevada National Bank
was invited to attend the Board of Regents meeting within
the last two days and did not prepare a comparative propos-
al. He stated that what Valley Bank is proposing, Nevada
National Bank was already in the process of doing. He then
gave a review of the services Nevada National Bank offers
to UNS. Mr. Karamanos requested clarification on the bank-
ing service fees. Mr. Wehking stated that there were no
service charges until last January, at which time they
started charging on an average of $3500 to the highest of
$7000. Valley Bank does not have a service charge at this
time; however, UNS has had an amount of up to $3,000,000
in accounts there on which Valley Bank drew the interest.
Mr. Klaich requested clarification of the agenda item, stat-
ing that the item suggests a bid process. Ms. Mac Donald
explained that originally they had planned to go to bid,
and that the UNS could still go to bid, but the problem with
going to bid is that the System has never done the services
centrally with all the accounts, so it would be difficult to
compare on a cost basis as that is only one of the factors,
while the other aspects include services and quality.
Mr. Klaich questioned the differences between the services
that the System can expect from Valley Bank of Nevada and
Nevada National Bank relative to the sizes of the bank, the
location of the banking outlets, number of branches, etc.
Ms. Mac Donald answered by stating that both banks seem to
be about the same when considering costs, but that they both
have strengths and weaknesses.
Ms. Mac Donald stated that an average of about $6500 per
months will be spent on the banking services, but from that
amount the System will net approximately half a million more
in investment income. The System has already netted 1/4 of
a million dollars in the north with the additional income.
She was not sure whether a bidding process was mandatory.
Mrs. Fong asked Mr. Harold Scott, UNLV Controller, to speak
to this issue of working with the banks. Mr. Scott stated
that in working with 3 banks in the south, each bank pro-
vides different services, they each perform very well, and
that he could not actually give a comparison. He felt that
doing business with the 3 banks does prohibit the System
from maximizing cash investments in the south because of
the need to transfer funds on a daily basis.
Mr. Karamanos commended Ms. Mac Donald for her efforts. He
suggested that there should be a period for analyzing the
services throughout the year and to see how the services
are rendered to the System in the future.
Mr. Karamanos moved that the award be given to Valley Bank
of Nevada, effective July 1, 1984. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
Chairman Mc Bride requested that the motion be amended to
read that there will be consideration in reviewing this for
a bid process starting July 1, 1985. Mr. Karamanos was not
sure that this type of an award could go to bid, but if the
staff could devise a bidding process over the next year,
then that would be acceptable.
Ms. Mac Donald clarified that the System cannot change bank
accounts until January, 1985 because administratively it
would be impossible and that it would take Valley Bank some
time to write computer programs for the services. She
stated that if the award were presented to Nevada National
Bank, then the process would begin on July 1, 1984, but if
there is a change, Valley Bank will need time in developing
the system. She requested that if there is going to be a
change in banks, the System will need at least 3 years at
that bank before going into a bid process, as it is a very
massive process in changing the accounts over to another
Mr. Karamanos amended his motion to read that the effective
date will be January 1, 1985 for a 3-year duration.
Mr. Klaich questioned the decision in maintaining Nevada
National Bank, that it would go into effect immediately,
and that if we switched over to Valley Bank, then it would
go into effect in January, 1985. Ms. Mac Donald stated
that some accounts will go into effect immediately if the
change is made, but the actual checking accounts wouldn't
take place until January. He asked about the loss of money
because of the failure of pooling the cash and what was the
cause of this loss. Ms. Mac Donald stated that in having 2
accounts, there is float in both accounts. It's the fact
that a million dollars bring 100 basis points more than 2
$500,000 investments. So there will be more power with the
Upon roll call vote, the motion carried.
Yes: Regents Del Papa, Fong, Karamanos, Kenney,
Whitley, Mc Bride
No : Klaich, because there was not sufficient informa-
tion from Nevada National Bank
Mrs. Gallagher abstained because of conflict of interest
The following introductions were made by the different Campuses:
President Crowley, UNR, introduced Jane Manning, Director of
Information, Joan Zenan, Faculty Senate Chair, and Chris
Polemini, ASUN President.
President Calabro, WNCC, introduced Bus Scharmann, Faculty
President Eardley, TMCC, introduced John Clevenger, Faculty
President Goodall, UNLV, introduced Myrlene La Mancusa,
Faculty Senate Chair, and Kent Anderson, CSUN President.
Vice President Gold, DRI, introduced Richard French, Faculty
President Meacham, CCCC, introduced Robin Nelson, Faculty
4. Approved the Proposal to Provide Custodial Services for
The Investment Committee presented recommendations for a
custodial bank to hold all securities managed by the 3 money
managers which the Board of Regents approved at its April
The Investment Committee has sent a request for proposal
(see Ref. K, filed in the Regents Office) to 4 Nevada banks:
First Interstate Bank, Nevada National Bank, Security Bank
and Valley Bank. Any bank which has a primary membership
in the Depository Trust Company or has a clearing account
with a primary member bank is eligible to submit a proposal,
which proposal is due May 4, 1984. The Committee recommend-
ed that the Custodial Services for the Endowment Funds be
awarded to Valley Bank of Nevada.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the proposal to provide Cus-
todial Services for the Endowment Funds to Valley Bank of
Nevada. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Mrs. Gallagher abstained.
Mr. Karamanos left the meeting at this time.
5. Report on UNS Academic Computing Committee - Recommendations
on Instructional and Research Computing
The UNS Academic Computing Committee (AAC) has conducted
Campus surveys during the 1983-84 academic year, reviewed
the UNSCC planning and budget documents, and discussed in-
structional and research oriented computing.
Vice Chancellor Fox, Chair of the UNS Academic Computing
Committee, presented a report on academic and instructional
computing within the System. The UNS Academic Computing
Committee was formed in the Summer of 1983 and appointed by
the Chancellor. Vice Chancellor Fox reviewed the composi-
tion of the Committee and its mission. The basic purpose
of the Academic Computing Committee is outlined as follows:
The University of Nevada System Academic Computing Com-
mittee, with representatives from all System units,
shall be responsible for recommendations concerning
academic and instructional computing. It shall serve
as the principle contact among System components and
insure that the needs of academic units are effectively
represented at the System level.
The Academic Computing Committee is also responsible
for reviewing the use of academic computing resources
and the allocation of such resources within the Sys-
tem, and for fostering improved communication among
the Campuses concerning instructional and research
computing. It also has as an objective to improve
Systemwide planning for academic computing.
Vice Chancellor Fox reviewed the activities of the Commit-
tee. He noted that an inventory of computing hardware
throughout the System is currently being conducted, pre-
liminary results were presented to the Board, and after
further research final results of the survey will be pub-
lished. An additional task is the completion of a survey
of instructional computing at all Campuses within the Sys-
tem. This project is almost completed. The Committee has
also reviewed the UNSCC workplan for 1984-85. The Academic
Computing Committee supports the workplan provided by the
Computing Center and has made some specific recommendations
to improve Campus academic computing. He also pointed out
that the Academic computing Committee at regular intervals
is participating in and making comments about the MIS proj-
ect under the auspices of the Management System Committee.
Overall, the Academic Computing Committee has determined
that significant academic and instructional computing needs
exist throughout the System. The Committee wishes to under-
score the importance of academic computing and the curricula
of our Campuses and to describe these needs at the System
The Academic Computing Committee has made much progress over
the last year and increasing communication and cooperation
among the Campuses and with the Computing Center. The Com-
mittee in the near future will review various alternatives
for strengthening academic computing on the Campuses and
providing additional resources to the Campuses for in-
structional and research oriented computing.
Chancellor Bersi stated that it is important to review the
Committee's recommendations and that there are significant
gifts to the System for this important activity. Mrs. Fong
questioned if the Campuses would be more responsible in re-
ceiving such gifts. President Calabro announced that WNCC
received an anonymous gift last month which will enhance a
new program in micro accounting next Fall.
6. Aproved Phase II, A. A. S. Geotechnical Science, NNCC
Approved the Phase II proposal of an A. A. S. Degree in
Geotechnical Science at NNCC. See Ref. I, filed in the
The Phase II proposal includes a description of a represent-
ative course of study, which includes 36-39 credits in the
major occupational area, with a total of 60-63 credits re-
quired for completion of the program.
The initial budget request includes 1 FTE faculty, 1 labora-
tory assistant, equipment needs, operating and library re-
quirements. 4th cost projections are estimated at $34,350.
However, current physical science instructors will be uti-
lized and equipment will come from existing funds, grants
and donations by mining companies.
This geotechnical program is the only one of its kind in
the area and will fulfill a need by training people in
skills which are in demand by the mineral industry.
Although the market is relatively small, it is anticipated
graduates from this program will find employment in the
mineral industry both in Nevada and the Western United
States. The program is expected to increase from 4 to 12
FTE students by the 4th year, but enrollment limits will
The Phase I proposal was approved by the Board of Regents
in April, 1984. The Academic Affairs Council and Vice
Chancellor Fox recommended approval of the Phase II program.
Mrs. Fong questioned Mr. Charles Greenhaw if the program is
transferable. Mr. Greenhaw replied by stating some pro-
grams were at this time, but that this program was not de-
signed for transfer. Mr. Klaich queried whether or not NNCC
would lose any classes or instructors, which was answered in
the negative. Mr. Klaich commended NNCC for utilizing the
resources to enhance rural education.
Mr. Greenhaw expressed his appreciation to Dr. Dick Davies,
Vice President of Academic Affairs at UNR, for his coopera-
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Phase II, A. A. S.
Degree in Geotechnical Science at NNCC. Mrs. Whitley
seconded. Motion carried.
7. Approved the 1984-85 Operating Budget
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the System 1984-85
Operating Budget (see Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office).
The 1984-85 Operating Budget does contain funding for a
1 1/2% salary trigger from the State in the amount of
$1,074,000. There are 40 new professional positions being
added and 9 classified positions added. It is important to
note that the enrollments are down 1.8% Systemwide from last
year and 6.2% below the budgeted level. This will have a
definite impact in the construction of the 1985-87 Biennial
The last section of the Operating Budget contains the Esti-
mative Budgets. Of important interest is the Estimative
Budget for UNR Engineering containing 7 new faculty posi-
tions to be funded by Capital Improvement Fee Funds. Also
of note, is an opening balance of $125,000 in the UNLV
Athletic Budget which indicates that a deficit in this
budget will be satisfied by the end of this fiscal year
Chairman Mc Bride questioned the advisability of using Capi-
tal Improvement Fee funds for the support of faculty. Pres-
ident Crowley answered that this was an unusual situation
and had been discussed at the last Legislative Session, that
due to the threat of the loss of accreditation in the Engi-
neering Program, measures such as these would have to be
taken, and that UNR will be seeking State funding for this
measure in the 1985 Session.
The Silver Bowl Estimative Budget contains no funding for
Capital Improvements; it is simply an Operating Budget for
the next fiscal year.
The UNR Estimative Budget for Intercollegiate Athletics
contains Capital Improvement Fee Funds and Jot Travis Stu-
dent Union Funds, which had been reviewed with the students
who have approved the use of these funds in this manner.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the 1984-85 Operting Budget.
Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
8. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Mrs. Kenney, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of
discussing the character and competence of personnel of the
University of Nevada System in accordance with NRS 241.030.
The Chairman reconvened the Board in public session at 2:25 P.M.
All Regents present with the exception of Mr. Karamanos and Mrs.
9. Approved the Promotions or Assignment to Rank, Tenure and
Chairman Mc Bride requested that the emergency items re-
garding promotions to Emeritus Status at UNR, UNLV and TMCC
be approved for discussion.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to accept the emergency item re-
garding promotions to Emeritus Status. Mrs. Kenney second-
ed. Motion carried.
Chairman Mc Bride requested the Presidents to address the
items regarding Promotion or Assigment to Rank, Tenure and
Emeritus Status all at once.
A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-
mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1984:
John L. Dobra, to Associate Professor of Economics
A. N. Reddy, to Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
President Crowley recommended award to tenure, effective
July 1, 1984, to the following:
Kenneth J. Kurtz, Associate Professor of Internal
John H. Peacock, Associate Professor of Internal
President Crowley requested approval of the promotion
of Wiliam R. Haig to Associate Professor of Managerial
Sciences Emeritus. He has announced his retirement
effective June 30, 1984 after 17 years of service to
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Goodall rec-
ommended the following promotion effective July 1, 1984:
John Goodwin, Professor, Hotel Administration
President Goodall recommended approval of promotion to
Emeritus Status for Ms. Alice Brown to Librarian Emeri-
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
C. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley
recommended approval of promotion to Emeritus status
for Chauncey Oakley, who has served the University for
60 years, to Instructor in Mathematics Emeritus.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
10. Approved the Change in Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section
4, Advisory Boards and Committees
Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 4, Advisory Board and Committees
of the Handbook makes reference to "Type 1 and Type 2" ad-
visory boards or committees. However, these terms are not
defined. The Board of Regents meeting of April 2-3, 1976,
first adopted this section and stated that a "Type 1" ad-
visory board or committee was a board or committee estab-
lished solely to provide advice to a member institution or
a component unit thereof. A "Type 2" advisory board or com-
mittee was one which was set up within an institution or on
a System basis in response to a State or federal law or
regulation for the purposes of assisting in the implementa-
tion of a State or federal program.
Subsequently, amendments to the above referenced section
removed references to the type of boards or committees which
constituted "Type 1" or "Type 2" categories. General Coun-
sel Klasic recommended that this section be amended as fol-
3. Appointments to type 1 advisory boards or committees
shall require Board of Regents approval; appoint-
ments to type 2 advisory boards or committees shall
require approval of the institutional President.
Type 1 advisory boards or committees shall consist
of boards or committees created for the purpose of
advising a System institution or a component part
thereof. Type 2 advisory board or committees shall
consist of boards or committees which have been ap-
pointed in response to a State or federal law or
regulation, or in conformity with a State or federal
grant or contract.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the change in the Handbook.
Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
11. Approved the Parking Agreement, UNR/USBM
Approved the Parking Agreement between UNR and the United
States Bureau of Mines as outlined in Ref. F, filed with the
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Parking Agreement between
UNR and the United States Bureau of Mines. Ms. Del Papa
seconded. Motion carried.
12. Approved the Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNR
Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status for the following:
Charles P. Bartl, Professor of Educational Foundation &
Robert E. Diamond, Professor of English Emeritus
Margarete Hagner, Lecture in Foreign Languages & Litera-
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion
13. Approved the Appointment to Dean of the School of Home
Approved the appointment of Dr. Sharon A. Wallace as Dean of
the School of Home Economics, UNR, effective August 1, 1984.
The appointment is with tenure as Professor of Home Econom-
ics, and carries a salary of $48,000.
Dr. Wallace, currently the Assistant Dean of the College of
Home Economics at Oregon State University, was the first
choice of the Dean's Search Committee.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Sharon
A. Wallace as Dean of the School of Home Economics. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
14. Report of Reorganization, UNR
President Crowley discussed the forthcoming reorganization
of the Office of Public Affairs at UNR. He stated that when
Mr. Steve Harrison, Director of Development, left in Febru-
ary, UNR spent much time working with the Executive Commit-
tee of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and with a
consultant in determining what course may be taken in the
future with regard to the organization of the Foundation
and they determined that the best course to follow would
be to move Vice President Richard Dankworth, who is UNR's
most experienced and capable fund raiser, to spending the
bulk of his time in fund raising.
In order for this new assignment to be effective, a number
of Dr. Dankworth's responsibilities will need to be portion-
ed elsewhere with the view towards enhancing the fund rais-
ing effort. The changes are as follows: the College Inn
and the Stead Apartments will now report to the Vice Presi-
dent for Finance and Administration; the Fleischmann Plane-
tarium will report to the Director of University Services;
the Office of School Relations is still undetermined, but
it may report to the Office of Student Services which is
also being reorganized.
In the future, approximately 80% of Dr. Dankworth's time
will be spent as a fund raiser for the University.
15. Report of Vice President for Academic Affairs Search, UNLV
President Goodall received a report from the Search Com-
mittee with a list of nominations for the Vice President
for Academic Affairs. He stated that his intention is to
check with the other groups on Campus and then check with
the final candidates for the Presidency before bringing a
recommendation to the Board. It will be a joint recommenda-
tion between himself and the new President.
16. Approved Phase II, A. A. S. Degree in Respiratory Therapy,
Approved the Phase II proposal for an A. A. S. Degree in
Respiratory Therapy at CCCC. See Ref.H, filed in the Re-
gents Office. This proposal will expand the existing Res-
piratory Therapy Technician program to an Associate of Ap-
plied Science Degree. The current Technician program is
fully accredited, and accreditation of the Therapist level
will be sought. In keeping with these accreditation guide-
lines, the program will be limited to 25 students per class.
Entrance requirements for the program will include high
school graduation or GED certificate, minimum ACT or SAT
scores, and evaluation of other transcripts and test re-
sults. A grade of C or better will be required in the core
Completion of the program will require the student to enroll
in a total of 82 credits (39 for the Technician program,
plus an additional 43 credits to complete the A. A. S. De-
gree at the Therapist level). The time frame for completion
of the Degree will involve 6 semesters, 2 of which will be
Curriculum is designed in a step-ladder approach, with new
courses developed in several areas, including Respiratory
Therapy, and Respiratory Care Specialities.
The proposed date of implementation will be September, 1984,
with the first students graduating from the program in Au-
Clark County Community College currently offers the only
Respiratory Therapy program in Nevada. This proposal would
provide students with an opportunity to advance their skills
and knowledge and obtain the Therapist credential. At pres-
ent, training beyond the Technical level must be completed
Additional resources required for implementation will be
minimal, as the proposal expands on the existing Technician
program. A part-time faculty position will be required at
an annual cost of $3000 and it is estimated $4000-$6000
worth of additional equipment would allow implementation.
No special facilities are required, other than utilization
of classroom space.
The Phase I proposal was approved by the Board of Regents
in February, 1984. The Academic Affairs Council has re-
viewed the Phase II proposal and Vice Chancellor Fox rec-
ommended approval of this program.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of Phase II, A. A. S. Degree
in Respiratory Therapy at CCCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
17. Report of Graduate Education Programs, UNR and UNLV
At its October, 1981 meeting, the Board approved a request
from UNR for $15,000 to initiate a 3-year review and evalu-
ation of its 19 doctoral and 48 masters' programs. In
November, 1981 UNLV received $14,800 for a similar review.
Each of these requests were funded from the Board of Regents
Special Projects Account.
Dr. John Unrue, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs,
reported that there have been 13 Departments which have been
reviewed and that these reports are on file at UNLV. See
Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office.
Dr. John Nellor, Dean of the Graduate School, reported that
there have been 39 Master programs and 17 Doctoral programs
reviewed. He informed the Board that the review process was
taken under a team effort which consisted of Administration,
computing personnel and out-of-state people. The team stat-
ed that there is a good quality of programs and faculty and
the Board can be proud of the graduate programs. See Ref.
B, filed in the Regents Office.
18. Discussion on the Regent Meeting Site at UNLV
Upon completion of the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV, the
Board was offered the use of a meeting room, which would be
named the Regents Room, and would house future Regent activ-
ities in the southern part of the State. In April, 1984 the
Board meeting was held at this facility. A survey was taken
of those attending that meeting to determine their opinion
of the facility (see Ref. J, filed in the Regents Office).
The move to this room would require additional sound equip-
ment immediately, and certain other equipment at a future
There was some discussion on this matter, some Regents
stating that this was not the appropriate time to be making
such a move and others stating that it would be a positive
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to move the Regents meeting room
to the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley second-
ed. There were 3 nays and 4 ayes registered. The motion
failed for lack of 5 affirmative votes, as required by the
Board of Regents Bylaws.
The meeting recessed at 3:00 P.M. for a joint meeting of the
State Board of Education and the Board of Regents, and reconvened
on Friday, May 18, 1984 at 9:00 A.M. All Regents were present
with the exception of Chairman Mc Bride, Vice Chairman Gallagher,
Mr. Karamanos and Mrs. Sheerin. Ms. Del Papa was appointed Act-
President Crowley introduced Dr. Sharon Wallace, newly appointed
Dean of Home Economics.
19. Approved Phase I, School of Journalism and Center for
Advanced Media Studies, UNR
Approved the Phase I proposal to change the Department of
Journalism to School status, within the College of Arts and
Science. See Ref. G, filed in the Regents Office.
The Board of Regents, at its March, 1983 meeting, supported
the concept of establishing a separate school and accepted
a gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for the
The School will include both undergraduate and graduate pro-
grams, applied research and continuing education for profes-
sionals. The Center for Advanced Media Studies will offer
advanced courses and seminars for mid-career professionals.
The School will also provide courses to students in other
The curriculum will place emphasis in writing skills de-
velopment, ethics and responsibility and history of the
media. It is the perception of the Journalism faculty that
liberal arts should play an important role in the Journalism
students' education, and the curriculum will reflect this.
The proposal states the need for one additional full time
position for Dean of the School to be filled by 1985, and a
total of 10.5 faculty positions by the 4th year. The De-
partment currently employs 7 faculty, and a combination of
State and private money will provide the additional posi-
Enrollment in Journalism programs is expected to remain
strong, increasing by over 100 FTE by the 4th year of the
reorganization. The proposed date of implementation is
scheduled for Fall, 1984.
The University of Nevada, Reno, Master Plan and Comprehen-
sive Program Review have both proposed a School of Journal-
ism to be a potential center of excellence. UNR has an
opportunity to provide the outstanding School of Journalism
in the Western United States.
As there is an increasing number of newspapers, magazines
and radio and television stations, the School will be able
to meet expanding employment opportunities for students,
and continuing education needs of professionals. During
the past few years, a significant amount of private funds
has been generated for equipment, activities and visiting
professors' salaries, and this support is expected to con-
tinue in the future.
For the immediate future, the School will be located within
the College of Arts and Science, but plans call for an in-
dependent School at a future date. The Academic Affairs
Council recommended the proposal, and Vice Chancellor Fox
recommended approval of the Phase I proposal.
Mrs. Fong questioned if the School will have independent
status to which President Crowley answered that after an
initial period of 1 to 2 years the School would have quasi
status, in that there will be support from the Dean's Of-
fice during its transitional status. Eventually it will
become the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism when in-
dependence is attained. He noted that the Dean will require
additional monies, but the support staff will be generated
by the growth of the School. President Crowley stated that
there is an already existing Department of Journalism which
has experienced a large growth and will be seeking addition-
al State funding in the Phase II proposal. The Department
has increased by about 20% in the State funding budget.
There will be 1 FTE increase, but they have 5 visiting
professors and will be anticipating 3-4 additional State
Mr. Klaich stated that this proposal is consistent in the
future plans for UNR and that it was an excellent plan. He
felt that there was good support from the community.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of Phase I, School of Journalism
and Center for Advanced Media Studies at UNR. Mrs. Kenney
seconded. Motion carried.
President Crowley introduced Ms. Bourne Morris, Acting Chair
of the Department of Journalism. Ms. Morris stated that
there were only 10 schools in the country to receive accred-
itation and that there has been an increase in enrollment
due to the fact of higher class load than the accreditation
allows (15-1). She stated that 75% of the credits must be
taken out of the Department. There must be a need for
strong faculty advising of students. Mr. Klaich requested
clarification on the advising staff, if there is a need for
additional faculty to work with advising students. Ms.
Morris stated that the normal faculty of 6 1/2 FTE would be
able to handle this. She also stated that the placing of
students was outstanding and would be sending a copy of the
tracking report of recent graduate students.
20. Legislative Workshop
A. In February, 1984 the System Compensation Committee pre-
sented their recommendations on Professional Compensa-
tion for the next biennium. Dr. William Cathey, Faculty
Senate Chair, and Ms. Sally Kees, Chairman of the Salary
and Benefits Committee at UNR, presented to the Board a
thorough presentation on the University of Nevada System
salaries and benefits (see Ref. O, filed with the per-
manent minutes). They stated several purposes of the
Committee, such as to meet the basic needs and the
health needs; to attract competent faculty with specific
skills; to encourage high productivity; to retain high-
quality faculty; and to develop pride and loyalty.
Chairman Mc Bride returned and resumed the gavel.
There are 2 different ways in which costs are developed:
1) if the pay raise were to go into effect on January 1,
1985, retroactive, the cost estimation would be $38.5
million; 2) if the pay raise were to go into effect on
July 1, 1984, retroactive, the cost estimation would be
In attempting to project new monies, if the System as-
sumes that the System will continue to receive its
current share of the General Fund from the State of
18.6%, and assumes the State revenue will continue to
grow at the rate of 5% per year, then the new money to
the System will be about $23.6 million. It was also
discussed that if the rate of growth is 7.5%, then the
System's share will be about $34.4 million, and if the
rate of growth is 10%, then the System's share will be
about $45.6 million.
In discussing the Health Insurance Benefits, it was
brought to the Board's attention that there have been
reductions in benefits since 1981. The dependent pre-
miums have increased, while the benefits have continual-
ly decreased. The Committee will recommend to the
Legislature to adjust these figures for the next bi-
Ms. Mary Ann Lambert discussed the equalization of
faculty salaries between the Community Colleges and the
Universities. Mr. Klaich requested from the President's
Council a report at the October meeting regarding the
faculty salaries. President Crowley stated several in-
equities of the UNS Compensation program such as setting
salary goals, part-time salaries, Community College sal-
ary schedule, and Administration salaries.
B. Vice Chancellor Fox and Dr. Karen Kunkle reported on the
Annualized System Enrollments (see Ref. L, filed with
the permanent minutes). It was stated that the enroll-
ment figures were down within the System, but it was
also mentioned that enrollment figures are down in the
western region as well as nationwide. The number of
high school graduates which the System draws from are
down also. As reported in Ref. L, FTE is 1.75 and the
headcount is 1.36.
Mr. Klaich was concerned about the high school graduate
pool. In Nevada there is a high export of graduates to
out-of-state schools. He questioned if this drop in
enrollment will effect the 1985-87 enrollment report.
Dr. Kunkle responded by stating that in 1985-87 the en-
rollment figures will probably remain flat for the next
couple of years. In 1986-87 she felt that there may be
a significant increase.
Vice Chancellor Sparks expressed his concerns regarding
the projected and the budgeted enrollment figures. The
enrollment figures have decreased by 6.2% and in order
to meet the budget figures there will need to be a 11%
The meeting recessed at 11:30 A.M. and reconvened at 2:20 P.M. in
a continuation of the closed Personnel Session, with the regular
meeting reconvening at 3:25 P.M. All Regents were present with
the exception of Mr. Karamanos and Mrs. Sheerin.
21. Approved Student Association Bylaws
In June, 1983 Student Officers were requested to review
Bylaws and/or Constitutions and to present for adoption
needed changes to conform with accountability requirements.
It was determined that the Bylaws and/or Constitutions for
student governments at CCCC, NNCC and TMCC would need no
revision and at the April 5-6, 1984 meeting, WNCC's Consti-
tution was approved.
A. President Crowley requested approval as contained in
Ref. E and qualified by Ref. E1 of the UNR Associated
Students of the University of Nevada Constitution.
(Both References are filed with the permanent minutes.)
General Counsel Klasic understands Dean Barnes' recom-
mendation in the memorandum, Ref. E1, to be that the
Board of Regents approve only the first sentence of the
proposed amendment to Section 640.1 of the ASUN Consti-
tution, with UNR officials to continue to work with ASUN
to work out mutually acceptable fiscal procedures.
General Counsel also concurs with Dean Barnes' recom-
mendation of approval of amendments to Sections 410.2F
and 510.2B of the ASUN Constitution.
Mr. Klaich expressed his concerns regarding the lack of
autonomy in the ASUN Constitution and that there needs
to be responsibility within their governing document.
The Board has an obligation to treat students in a
responsible manner and the Board has a right to expect
from them that they realize their integral portion of
funds and their integral role in the entire University
governance system. They have set up extensive internal
controls for their funds by going through extensive
budgeting procedures which originate in their Boards,
they proceed through student government, through their
Business Manager, through the Dean, to the President
and to the Board for approval. The Board segregates
money for the students and reviews their budgets to
see what they want done with their money and the Board
approves it. If there are revisions to that budget,
then those budgetary revisions should similarly go
through similar processes. This is an essential ele-
ment of accountability that this Board has no intention
abrogating. The Board, by law and the Constitution, is
the final authority in the System.
Mr. Klaich recommended approval of the ASUN Bylaws with
minor adjustments as voted on by the students as sub-
mitted in the Ref. E, including Section 640.1 with the
addition of a phrase in the first sentence to read:
"ASUN shall follow System and University fiscal poli-
cies when budgeting for and expending student government
fees collected by the Board of Regents and the revenue
generated therefrom." He expressed his concern that
ASUN is an accountable part of the System, that ASUN
follows normal budgetary procedures, and that the budg-
ets are scrutable for their expenditure and allocation
of funds, and when expenditures are made pursuant to
those funds, that they follow normal purchasing proc-
esses and that they are covered by funds and are legal.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the ASUN Constitution with
minor adjustments including Section 640.1's addition to
the first sentence. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
President Crowley stated that this is an historical
issue and a symbolic issue. He feels that the students
do exercise very considerable autonomy over their own
budget. This issue has not been a high priority for
the Presidents of the institutions. The Presidents were
encouraged to develop a policy that would discourage
illegal spending of student funds, which the Presidents
developed and which was approved by the Board. He stat-
ed that he felt this was not an unreasonable policy.
He recommended approval of the proposed ASUN Constitu-
tion. He pointed out to the Board that it could mean
that the effect would be to have student governments
with different constitutions and different types of
authorities. For instance, ASUN would have a reporting
relationship between the student government and the
Board of Regents. President Crowley stated that if the
Board approved the Constitution in that manner, he would
have no objection, but he is pleased with the current
arrangement and which is the one proposed in this Con-
stitution if approved by the Board.
Ms. Del Papa requested clarification on the motion which
Mr. Klaich recommended and President Crowley explained
regarding fiscal checking. Mr. Klaich stated that this
was not the intent of his recommendation. President
Crowley clarified that there have been past situations
on the Campuses that the expenditure issue would need
resolving at the level of the Board because the insti-
tution through its hierarchy would not have had a role
to play in reviewing the expenditure. If this should
occur, the President and the Dean of Students would not
be held accountable and the Board would need to relate
directly with the student government on that issue. Mr.
Klaich stated that he expected similar lines of review
of compliance of those expenditures with previously
budgeted and approved items, even recognizing that
budgets are not so detailed that they can be done with
General Counsel Klasic spoke against Mr. Klaich's mo-
tion regarding Section 640.1. He expressed his inter-
pretation of the second sentence of Section 640.1 which
is proposed by ASUN, which, if approved, will constitute
an improper and unconstitutional delegation of power to
the ASUN body. Section 640.1 reads as follows:
ASUN shall follow System and University fiscal
policies when expending student government fees
collected by the Board of Regents and the revenue
generated therefrom. The University of System
Administration will not exercise prior approval
of any expenditure by the student government, with
the exceptions of verifying availability of funding
and the legality of expenditure.
General Counsel Klasic stated the principles behind this
language. Article 11, Section 4 of the Nevada Constitu-
tion vests control of the University of Nevada System in
a Board of Regents. The Nevada Supreme Court has held
that the framers of the Constitution intended to vest
exclusive executive and administrative control of the
University in its Board of Regents and such control
may not be exercised by another entity. King v. Board
of Regents, 65 Nev. 533, 200 P.2d 211 (1948).
The second principle is that when the governing body of
a student University imposes and collects mandatory
student fees on behalf of student governments, those
fees become the property of the institution and may be
expended as the governing board may direct. It has been
stated by Young and Gehring in The College Student and
the Courts, p 2-1 (1977): "The governing board of an
institution has final authority in authorizing fees and
in determining the activities which such fees will sup-
port. Administration officials may not absolve them-
selves of their responsibilities as to the control and
supervision of the expenditure of these funds."
In the case of Good v. Associated Students of the Uni-
versity of Washington, 542 P.2d 762 (Wash. 1975), the
Washington Supreme Court held that the authority of the
Board of Regents was sufficient to authorize the Board
to provide for student activities and services through
an association of students, so long as the association
was an agency of the University and subject to "ultimate
control by the board".
Case law demonstrates that there are a multitude of in-
stances in government where governmental powers, which
by their nature are impossible to personally execute,
have been delegated to an officer or a department. In
all of these cases, the established practice has been
that the duties which a principal is expected to perform
are performed by the many persons that the principal has
selected to assist in their performance. In other words
the way that the Board of Regents performs its duty to
control the University of Nevada System is through the
people it selects, or delegates, to carry out the ad-
ministration of the System. The acts of the delegates,
or agents, are the acts of the principal. Student gov-
ernment officers are persons to whom authority may be
However, the key factor in all of this delegation is
accountability. The Board of Regents is responsible to
the people of Nevada for the exercise of the Board's
control of the University of Nevada System. It cannot
abrogate or absolve its responsibility by turning over
its functions wholly to its agents. The persons to whom
the Board delegates duties must be ultimately account-
able to the Board of Regents for their actions. If a
delegate has the sole authority to make a governmental
decision and is not ultimately accountable to the prin-
cipal for that decision, there would be an improper and
illegal delegation of power. The delegate would become
the sole judge of his own actions and the principal no
longer could be considered the source of the delegate's
authority, since the principal would no longer exercise
the right to control the acts of the delegate.
In the case of the language that the ASUN proposes to
add to its Constitution, with the limited exception of
issues of illegality or insufficiency of funds, the
ASUN would have the sole and exclusive authority to
expend a portion of the funds of the University of
Nevada System. ASUN officers, except in the limited
instances concerning issues of illegality or insuf-
ficiency of funds, would not be ultimately accountable
to the Board of Regents for such expenditures. In
General Counsel's opinion, this would be contrary to
Article 11, Section 4 of the Nevada Constitution be-
cause it would vest the control of a portion of the
functions of the University of Nevada System in a body
other than the Board of Regents. There needs to be
somebody who is responsible to the Board of Regents to
be able to authorize expenditures made by the students.
General Counsel Klasic recommended the recommendation
proposed by Dean Roberta Barnes, which effects the first
sentence of Section 640.1 and deletes the second sen-
tence to read as follows:
ASUN shall follow System and University fiscal
policies when expending student government fees
collected by the Board of Regnets and the revenue
Mrs. Kenney withdrew her second to the motion on the
Mr. Klaich stated that he is not one to go against the
Constitution, and that he felt General Counsel's re-
marks have ignored limiting language which he placed
in the ASUN Constitution and they have also indicated
a lack of perception that the normal budgetary process
is not a method of accountability. If, in fact, the
normal budgetary process has nothing to do with account-
ability. The question before the Board is whether there
shall be daily accountability or a single accountability
with the daily functional controls not exercised with
the after-the-fact censorship on the writing of every
Chairman Mc Bride expressed his respect for General
Counsel, who is charged with the responsibility of ad-
vising the Board and recognized that attorneys dis-
agree on issues.
Mrs. Kenney replaced her second to the motion on the
Chairman Mc Bride stated 3 options to take on this mat-
ter: 1) vote on the motion which is on the floor; 2)
vote on General Counsel's advice; or 3) table the mat-
ter for further study and report back to the Board in
Mrs. Fong related the instance with the CSUN newspaper
which went into deficit of $7000, therefore 3 issues
were not published. At that point, someone should have
stepped in and suspended the activities of the Yell, but
nobody did, instead the newspaper went outside of its
realm to solicit monies in order to continue its pub-
lication. As Board of Regents, Mrs. Fong felt that the
Board should have been held accountable and should have
stopped the publication and instructed the newspaper to
reimburse the deficit. The Board needs some account-
ability or control may be lost completely.
Mr. Chris Polemini, ASUN President, recommended approval
of the non-controversial amendments 510.2B, 410.2F and
the approval of the Constitution excluding 640.1.
Mr. Klaich amended his motion to approve the ASUN Con-
stitution excluding 640.1 as submitted. Mrs. Whitley
seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Polemini expressed his discouragement regarding
General Counsel's presentation, stating that the ASUN's
Legal Counsel was present yesterday for discussion,
but was unable to be here today. The case of King v.
Board of Regents was in 1948, and Mr. Polemini stated
that he was not aware of the politicial ramifications
but the situation was quite different at that time.
He stated that in the Nevada Constitution, Section 7,
Article 11, "The Legislature shall provide for the
election of the Board of Regents and define their du-
ties". In changing the amendment, it states in ASUN's
Constitution, Article 6, Section 600, that the amend-
ment has to go verbatum the way the students voted on
it. ASUN does not want to add, delete or change any-
thing and to put it in by ASUN's discretion without
having the students vote on it. He emphasized that
ASUN would like to have the entire Constitution approved
or nothing at all. The majority of the time, the goals
of this Board and UNR Administration are one and the
same -- for the betterment of the University, but at
times the objectives of ASUN conflict and it is neces-
sary for the student representatives to have a free hand
in regard to their actions and expenditures except for
the matters of sufficiency of funds. Students must pos-
sess the right to disagree without fear of reprisal. He
pointed out an agreement between UNR Administration and
ASUN and the Board of Regents, which was made 7 years
ago. It reads, "ASUN and the UNR Administration have
developed an agreement governing the operating proce-
dures for ASUN." In Article 1, "ASUN agrees that it is
subject to all System and Reno Campus policies, rules
and regulations adopted by the Regents." In Article 5,
"Contracting authority for all services or independent
contracts will be accomplished by ASUN. The authorizing
approval of each expenditure will be subject to UNR ad-
ministrative approval as to legality." He requested a
compromising agreement to such an effect as to eliminate
our internal arguments before the 1985 Legislative Ses-
sion. ASUN has successfully initiated a voter registra-
tion drive and now has a Standing Legislative Affairs
Committee which should be used in the capacity of a fund
raising vehicle for the University of Nevada and not for
the purpose of strengthening student government. This
Board has a responsibility to the Nevada taxpayers for
the successful opeation and proliferation of Nevada's
higher education system, but it also has the responsi-
bility to these institutions' current student bodies,
who are the representatives of this special interest
group, and are asking for a free hand in responding to
student needs and protecting their rights. Mr. Pole-
mini gave his personal word that if this amendment is
passed, this will be an administration characterized by
cooperation and responsibility and would appreciate the
Mr. Klaich requested clarification by Mr. Polemini of
the withdrawal of his motion regarding the approval of
Section 640.1 with the inclusion of the language which
Mr. Klaich has added. Mr. Polemini stated in the af-
firmative for the reason that the Constitution will have
to go back to the students.
Mr. Klaich withdrew his motion. Mrs. Kenney withdrew
Chairman Mc Bride agreed with Mr. Polemini in regard to
the unity of the System before the Legislature. He re-
minded Mr. Polemini that according to the Constitution
the fiduciary responsibilities are placed on his shoul-
ders, he can be sued and held responsibile for what the
students do, not that the students are to be held re-
sponsible. There are many mistakes that occur, and
Chairman Mc Bride has to consider his responsibility in
carrying out those duties which are assigned to him, and
when General Counsel advises and researches these is-
sues, he must take the Counsel's recommendation.
Mrs. Gallagher moved that ASUN shall follow System and
University fiscal policies when expending student gov-
ernment fees collected by the Board of Regents and the
revenue generated therefrom and that Dean Barnes be di-
rected to work out implementing procedures that are fair
and reasonable and responsible. Mrs. Fong seconded.
Chairman Mc Bride clarified the motion by stating that
the second sentence will be struck and the first sen-
tence will be included in Section 640.1 as recommended
with the caveat that procedures will be developed.
22. New Business
A. Mrs. Gallagher read the following Resolution:
The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
System commends the Xebec Corporation and its
President, James S. Toreson, on the occasion of
the dedication of the $2,000,000 Xebec Computer
Aided Design Center with the UNR College of Engi-
neering. This remarkable project has already been
cited by President Ronald Reagan as a national
model of corporate University cooperation. It is
only through such creative partnerships that our
Colleges and Universities can provide faculties
and students with the costly ever-changing technol-
ogy they need to fulfill their potential. We are
pleased that an outstanding corporate citizen, such
as Xebec, has joined the University of Nevada System
in proclaiming a shared commitment to excellence in
Nevada higher education.
Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval of the Resolution.
Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
B. Mr. Klaich stated that there was neglect in mentioning
that UNR was the overall Big Sky Conference Championship
in all athletics as well as basketball, football, and
had retired a substantial amount of debt from their
program in accomplishing these feats. The representa-
tives from UNR were commended for that showing.
C. Ms. Del Papa reminded the Board that they have been on
record as stating the awareness of the importance of
education to economic development to the State of
Nevada. The Universities and DRI have contributed much
in the way of research, instruction, consulting and
public service to the private sector and the Community
Colleges are a vital resource to the State when it
comes to vocational, technical and occupational train-
ing. This message needs to be publicly known to the
Legislature and the Governor's Commission on Economic
A joint meeting has been scheduled with the Commission
on Economic Development and the Board of Regents on
June 15, 1984, in Reno, as a luncheon session and into
the early afternoon. This will be an outstanding op-
portunity to demonstrate the Board's deep commitment
and involvement in recognizing the importance to the
economy of the State of Nevada, which the Economic
Development diversification plays. She gave special
thanks to Dr. Warren Fox, who has been instrumental in
arranging this meeting. She requested that Presidents
work with Dr. Fox and the Chancellor to coordinate some
selected presentations, and requested that the Board
members give any recommendations they have in this re-
gard to the Chancellor's Office as soon as possible.
22. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Bersi read the following letter from Governor
Richard Bryan, dated May 16, 1984:
A timely and significant presentation was recently made
to my Commission on Educational Excellence on the Final
Report of the Joint Council on College Preparation and
on the Board of Regents' new policy on English Place-
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
made an outstanding presentation of these issues before
the Commission. The recommendations concerning high
school preparation for College were delivered in a man-
ner readily understood by all. I was also impressed
with the Regents' decisive action to standardize stu-
dent placement in English courses within the Univer-
Would you please convey my appreciation to Dr. Fox, the
members of the Board of Regents, and the members of the
Joint Council on College Preparation for their accom-
/s/ Richard H. Bryan
The meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser