UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 17-18, 1984


Pages 70-104



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,

Sparks, Nevada

George Ball, P. E., Wateresource Consulting Engineers,

Reno, Nevada

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

year thereafter.

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

their bid.

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:

Current Proposed

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

Senate Chair.

President Eardley, TMCC, introduced John Clevenger, Faculty

Senate Chair.

President Goodall, UNLV, introduced Myrlene La Mancusa,

Faculty Senate Chair, and Kent Anderson, CSUN President.

Vice President Gold, DRI, introduced Richard French, Faculty

Senate Chair.

President Meacham, CCCC, introduced Robin Nelson, Faculty

Senate Chair.

4. Approved the Proposal to Provide Custodial Services for

Endowment Funds

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.

Motion carried.

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

Regents Office.

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

be maintained.

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

(FY 84).

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

Emeritus Status

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

the University.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

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.

Motion carried.

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

permanent minutes.

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 &

Media Emeritus

Robert E. Diamond, Professor of English Emeritus

Margarete Hagner, Lecture in Foreign Languages & Litera-

tures Emeritus

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion


13. Approved the Appointment to Dean of the School of Home

Economics, UNR

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

Summer Sessions.

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-

gest, 1985.

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.

Motion carried.

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-

ing Chairman.

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

professional schools.

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

funded positions.

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

$34 million.

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

mathematical certainty.

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

generated therefrom.

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

Board's support.

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

her second.

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.

Motion carried.

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-

sity System.

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