05/18/1989

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 18-19, 1989








05-18-1989

Pages 112-137



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 18-19, 1989



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium

Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.



Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Deborah Ballard-Reisch

(UNR), Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Alan Gertler (DRI), Mike Hardie

(WNCC), Tom Kendall (Unit), Nancy Master (UNLV), Michael Mc

Farlane (NNCC), and Norma Suchy (CCCC) and Student Association

Officers.



Chairman June Whitley called the meeting to order at 8:40 A.M.

Thursday, May 18, 1989. Those present were Regents Whitley,

Derby, Eardley, Gallagher, Hammargren, Klaich and Sparks, and

Chancellor Dawson, General Counsel Klasic and Secretary Moser.



1. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Dr. Derby, seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of

discussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional

competence or physical or mental health of a person in ac-

cordance with NRS 241.030.



The meeting recessed at 11:40 A.M. and reconvened at 8:20 A.M.

Friday, May 19, 1989, with all Regents present except Mr.

Karamanos who entered the meeting later.



2. Approved the Consent Agenda



Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held April

6-7, 1989.



(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in

Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approved the following appointment to the DRI National

Science Advisory Committee:



W. Dale Compton, West Lafayette, Indiana



(4) Approved the following appointment to serve as anal-

ternate on the UNLV College of Engineering Advisory

Committee:



William A. "Bill" Yates, Long Beach, California



Dr. Yates would serve as an alternate for Mr. Albert J.

Jicha.



(5) Approved the following appointments to the Advisory

Committee for the Institute of Insurance and Risk

Management to be established at UNLV in the College of

Business and Economics.



The purpose of the Advisory Committee to the Institute

of Insurance and Risk Management is several fold.

First, it will advise the College of Business and

Economics on trends in the insurance profession to

enable the College to design a curriculum to meet the

needs of students of insurance insofar as those trends

are concerned. Second, the Committee will help the

College identify and recruit faculty that will work

with the professional community in developing continu-

ing professional education courses. Third, the Com-

mittee will identify and pursue sources of endowment

funds for a Chair of Insurance and Risk Management.

Interest from endowment will supplement salaries of

faculty in the insurance programs in order to attract

the highest quality of faculty.



Roger Burnley Kathy Mc Donald

T. C. Buckman Barbara Melioris

Randall V. Capurro Vern Ratzlaff

Joseph Citta Colleen Reed

Bruce Dennis Nancy Robinson

Patty Hutchinson Richard Schmalz

Thomas Kerestesi Larry Schmitt

Lou La Porta Robert Schnider

Bruce Layne Ben Smith

Rod Leavitt Ken Sparks

Alice Lynwalter Allen Vogal

Pamela Mackay



(6) Approved a 1-year extension of leave of absence for

Dr. Bill Robinson, Acting Director of the UNS Computing

Services, from the Department of Economics. This addi-

tional leave would permit Dr. Robinson to continue to

serve as Acting Director for the 1989-90 academic year.



(7) Approved leave without pay for the 1989-90 academic

year to Joel H. Lanphear, Ph. D., Associate Dean for

Administration Affairs, School of Medicine.



(8) Approved the following agreement:



The University of Nevada System Chancellor's Office, as

the State Agency for Higher Education, and the U. S.

Department of Education enter into an agreement that

ensures all certification (under P.L. 100-297), Title

II, Part A) and assurances (as required by Section

76.104 of the Educational Department General Adminis-

trative Regulations) of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Math-

ematics and Science Education Act are met.



This Act provides assistance to the states to improve

the quality of mathematics and science teaching and

instruction in the United States. The University of

Nevada System, as grant administrator, receives

approximately $158,833 for the July 1989 - September

1990 period to re-grant to institutions of higher

education to improve the quality of mathematics and

science teaching and instruction.



(9) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the State of Nevada,

Department of General Services



Effective: July 1, 1989 to July 1, 1990

Amount : $900 to UNR

Purpose : Lease of work area consisting of 110

square feet of office space and limited

storage in the northeast corner of the

Holly Park Field Laboratory "Shop/

Equipment Area" in Pahrump.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Department

of Wildlife



Effective: June 30, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $18,000 to UNLV

Purpose : Continuation of student research in

Bighorn Sheep Ecology.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $10,000 to UNLV

Purpose : Fisheries Investigation



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Department

of Wildlife



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $5,000 to UNLV

Purpose : Endemic Fish Program



E. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Department of

Education



Effective: June 12 to June 30, 1989

Amount : $4,320 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV will provide 60% (3 weeks) tui-

tion costs for 24 teachers taking 6

unit class -- CIE/ESE 700: ESL Writ-

ing Workshop.



F. UNS Board of Regents/DRI and the Nevada Division of

Environmental Protection



Effective: March 31 to June 30, 1989

Amount : $9,900 to DRI

Purpose : DRI to assist the Nevada Division of

Environmental protection with its

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program.



G. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Junior Livestock

Show Board



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $22,480 to UNR

Purpose : Program Coordinator of Junior Livestock

Show.



H. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Department

of Education



Effective: June 12 to June 30, 1989

Amount : $6,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR (Continuing Education) will provide

tuition waivers for 30 teachers taking

Special Problems in Education classes.



I. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Department

of Commerce/Real Estate Division



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $7,550 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV will present continuing education

courses and seminars to real estate

licensees.



Mrs. Gallagher moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of items as specified throughout the meeting.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



3. Introductions



President Maxson introduced Steve Evenson, outgoing CSUN

President, newly elected CSUN President Joe Bunin and newly

elected Faculty Senate Chairman Nancy Master.



President Berg introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Michael Mc Farlane.



President Meacham introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Norma Suchy.



President Gwaltney introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Paula Funkhouser.



President Taranik introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Alan Gertler.



President Crowley introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Deborah Ballard-Reisch.



Outgoing UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Robert Mead stated that

he attended the Western Regional Conference of Senate Chairs

and realized that UNS faculties enjoy a much greater degree

of participation in several processes than do faculties of

other institutions. This is especially true in the budget

process. He stated that he has enjoyed serving and will

regret not being a part of the Senate Chairs.



Outgoing UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Cheryl Bowles stated

that her term has been a valuable learning experience. She

thanked the Board of Regents for listening to the needs of

the faculty.



Outgoing NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Patti Crookham thanked

the Board of Regents, Chancellor and staff, for listening

and assisting the Faculty Senate Chairmen.



Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting.



4. Report of the Ad Hoc NNCC Presidential Search Committee



A report of the ad hoc NNCC Presidential Search Committee

was made by Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman. She stated

that the Committee was a hard-working and concerned Commit-

tee. They set up criteria for the position, set aschedule

and did their homework. She expressed her gratitude to

to them.



Mrs. Gallagher reported that there were 123 applications

which were narrowed down to 10 exceptional candidates. Ref-

erence checks were performed on each of these candidates and

the applications were narrowed to 5 candidates. Out of the

5, 1 withdrew to accept another position. The 4 candidates

were scheduled to interview in Elko, Reno and Las Vegas.



She stated that it was a great pleasure to announce that the

Institutional Advisory Committee and the Board of Regents

Committee overwhelmingly voted in favor to recommend Dr.

Ronald Remington to serve as the Northern Nevada Community

College President.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Ronald

Remington to the position of President of Northern Nevada

Community College at a salary and benefit package equal to

the salaries and benefits paid to the other Community Col-

lege Presidents after an adjustment is made for employer-

paid retirement. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Remington expressed excitement and pleasure for the

appointment, and assured the members of the Board that his

wife, Nancy, is also most pleased. He stated that he

learned many interesting facts about Elko and northeastern

Nevada and will be pleased to serve that area as President.

He thanked Secretary Moser and Regent Gallagher for their

assistance and management of the interview process.



5. Information Only - Recommendations for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank, UNR



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment to

rank have been forwarded for Board consideration. This is

an information item only, with Board action scheduled for

the June, 1989 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

the following promotions, effective July 1, 1988:



Richard E. Brown, to Professor of English

Milton T. Wolf, to Librarian, Rank IV



6. Information Only - Recommendations for Award of Tenure, UNR



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the June, 1989 meeting.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommends

award of tenure, effective July 1, 1989, to the follow-

ing:



Peter F. Brussard, Professor (Chair) of Biology, Arts

and Science

D. Lamont Johnson, Professor of C & I, Education

Manalur Sandilya, Assistant Professor of Managerial

Science, Business Administration



7. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNLV and UNS



A. Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status at UNLV for

the following:



John R. Dettre, Emeritus Professor of Education

Harrie Hess, Emeritus Professor of Psychology

George J. Samson, Emeritus Professor of Education



B. Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status at UNS for

the following:



Marvin Baker, Emeritus Assistant Director of Administra-

tion Services, UNS Computing Services



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the promotions to Emeritus

Status at UNLV and UNS. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



8. Approved a Resolution



Approved the following resolution honoring Dr. William J.

Berg, President of Northern Nevada Community College:



RESOLUTION #89-2



WHEREAS, William J. Berg has served the University of

Nevada System since 1973, as executive Vice President

and President of Northern Nevada Community College; and



WHEREAS, during his 16-year tenure Northern Nevada

Community College has prospered greatly, growing in

numbers of faculty, staff and facilities not only in

Elko but in the 49,000-square-mile service area encom-

passing half the State of Nevada; and



WHEREAS, under his leadership many outstanding programs

have been initiated such as the AAS degree in Nursing,

diesel technology, advanced placement programs, the

child care center, and the Foundation; and



WHEREAS, he has continued teaching U. S. History every

year at Elko High School and at Northern Nevada Commu-

nity College; and



WHEREAS, he has recognized the needs of his community

by serving actively in the Elko Lions Club, the Elko

Ambulance Service, and the Senior Citizens Committee;

and



WHEREAS, Dr. Berg has elected to retire from his Presi-

dency to spend more time with family in the sun country

of Arizona or attending baseball games (especially those

those of his beloved Cubs);



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-

gents of the University of Nevada System on behalf of

its individual members, the Administration, the faculty,

staff and students hereby expresses its most sincere

appreciation to Dr. William Berg for his dedicated and

effective service; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents pays

tribute to his many accomplishments, extends its very

best wishes on his retirement, and hopes Bill Berg will

continue his endeavors to better education and Nevada.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the resolution honoring re-

tiring President William Berg. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



9. Discussion on Changing the June, 1989, Board of Regents

Meeting



Discussion was held on changing the June, 1989, Board of

Regents meeting from June 29-30 to June 22-23. Mr. Klaich

felt that this might create difficulties for the Presidents

and Officers. President Crowley stated he had a serious

conflict with the change. President Taranik hoped that this

would not set a precedent for changing meetings because of

institutional scheduling around these meetings. Mr. Foley

stated that he would not be able to attend the meeting if

it were changed.



Dr. Eardley moved that the June 29-30, 1989 Board of Regents

meeting remain as scheduled. Dr. Hammargren seconded.

Motion carried.



10. Legislative Update



Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented an update on legisla-

tive activities. If approved, the HECC funds bill (SB 930)

will provide $55.5 million for construction projects. UNS

capital construction priorities 1 through 15 could then be

constructed. In approving this bill, the Executive Branch

will need to replace the HECC funds with $5 million per year

for the General Fund. An amendment to this effect will be

introduced. Some funding for UNS computing needs will be

addressed as a result of this legislation.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that because of projected

revenues this Legislative Session will require UNS to

maintain its stated operating budget, but it is hoped that

UNS will receive additional capital construction funding.



Mr. Klaich expressed his appreciation to Pamela Galloway,

Jim Joyce and Gary Young for their efforts in securing the

passage of Question 2 which increases the ceiling for State

bonded indebtedness. This will allow 3 major UNS projects

to be constructed during this biennium.



11. Health Care Education Task Force Report



The Board of Regents formed a Health Care Education Task

Force to begin assessing issues related to health care edu-

cation in the State, including the education of skilled

health care providers needed by Nevada. An interim progress

report was presented to the Board at the January, 1988 meet-

ing. Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,

presented the final report of the UNS Health Care Education

Task Force.



Dr. Fox expressed his appreciation to those who gathered and

submitted information for this report.



The UNS Campuses are strongly committed to health programs.

During the 1987-88 school year, the UNS awarded 408 degrees

and certificates to students in the health care fields.

This represents about 12% of the total degrees awarded by

the UNS in 1987-88. Sixty-seven certificates were awarded

in health care field, representing 68% of total certificates

awarded; 209 associate degrees were awarded in health care

field, representing 28% of total associate degrees awarded;

75 baccalaureate degrees were awarded in health care field,

representing 4% of total baccalaureate degrees awarded; 11

master's degrees were awarded in health care fields repre-

senting 3% of total master's degrees awarded; and all 46

professional degrees were awarded to M. D.s.



Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research,

highlighted the issues affecting health care education.



1) Certain demographic characteristics of the population,

such as growth, aging and income have tremendous im-

pact on health care and health care education.



2) The marketplace in health care is the nation's 3rd larg-

est industry in terms of gross employment, with approx-

imately 8 million people employed nationally. While

demand for health care providers is expected to in-

crease, supply may fall, especially in some fields. A

20-year national study of College Freshman reveals that

fewer students are selecting the health professions as

career goals.



3) The federal government, through its health care policies

directly influences health care workforce patterns and

health care education.



4) The effects of technology are visible in such areas as

increased frequency of transplants, new and sophisti-

cated equipment, and methods of prolonging life and

increasing general health of the population. Health

care providers are finding it difficult to remain cur-

rent in their fields of study.



5) Nationally, cost containment measures have resulted in

the emergence of health maintenance organizations,

preferred-provider organizations, and restructured

health insurance benefits resulting in reduced hospi-

talization coverage and increased outpatient benefits.

All of these result in a restructuring of the health

care industry and of health care education.



6) Environmental factors, such as the HIV disease is a

vivid reminder that health care providers work in an

environment with many hazards, including infectious

diseases. Working conditions, including irregular and

long hours, and for some professionals, relatively low

pay, are certainly contributing to shortages in certain

allied health and nursing fields.



The Task Force has reviewed health care education programs

in the University of Nevada System, national and local job

marketplace data, and current issues affecting the field.

Based on this study, and a desire to improve the information

on health care professions and the quality of related UNS

programs, the following recommendations are made:



1) The Board of Regents should collect appropriate data

concerning labor market issues relating to the health

professions which would assist the UNS in responding to

State needs, and coordinate such activities with repre-

sentatives from education, government and the health

care industry.



2) The Board of Regents should continue to monitor enroll-

ments and degree completions in health professions edu-

cation programs throughout the UNS.



3) The Board of Regents should seek resources to support

the appropriate expansion of current and new health

care education programs to help meet State workforce

demands.



4) The quality of health care education programs must be

maintained while Campuses seek to provide the number of

graduates needed to meet our appropriate share of the

State's future health care providers.



5) The UNS Campuses should continue to explore and develop

joint and articulated health care programs among the

Community Colleges and Universities.



6) The UNS should continue to participate in regional pro-

fessional educational exchange programs, such as WICHE,

as an alternative to developing high cost programs in

the State.



7) The UNS Campuses should develop recruitment strategies

for health professions programs that will result in

increased and diverse student participation in these

programs.



8) UNLV and UNR should continue to address an expected

shortage of nurses educated at the baccalaureate and

graduate levels.



9) All Campuses should seek specialized accreditation in

all health care programs in the interest of providing

high quality education.



10) UNS Campuses, through their regular physical planning

process, should further identify classroom and labora-

tory needs for health care education programs, and the

Task Force recommends that the Board of Regents estab-

lish these as a priority for funding.



11) Health care educational programs should further identi-

fy laboratory, computing and other equipment needs and

the Task Force recommends that the Board of Regents

establish these as a priority for funding.



12) Health care educational programs should maintain and

improve their ability to keep pace with new technology

and the practice of the profession.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether articulation issues were ad-

dressed in this report, and Dr. Fox informed him that a sub-

committee had addressed the issues. Nevada imports most of

its nurses from other states.



Dr. Fox stated that there will be a follow-up to this report

and the Campus Presidents will respond to nursing articula-

tion at that time.



Dr. Hammargren moved to accept the Health Care Education

Task Force Report. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion car-

ried.



Mrs. Sparks requested that the report be furnished to the

legislative health care committee.



12. Report on Systemwide Enrollments



Vice Chancellor Fox and Karen Steinberg, Director of Insti-

tutional Research, presented Spring, 1989 enrollment data

and the annualized System enrollment report for 1988-89 as

contained in Ref. B, filed with the permanent minutes.



Vice Chancellor Fox explained to the new Regents how and

when enrollments are reported.



Mr. Klaich requested that the two University Presidents

discuss enrollments in their engineering program. President

Crowley explained that he felt the new engineering facility

would aid in increasing enrollments in the UNR engineering

program.



Dr. Eardley requested information concerning non-credit non-

State supported headcount enrollment. Vice Chancellor Fox

explained that at the request of the Presidents the Chan-

cellor's Office is now collecting those enrollment figures

and reporting them to the Presidents. Currently not all

Campuses are able to report these enrollments consistently.

As data definitions and counting procedures are refined,

these enrollment figures will be forwarded to the Board of

Regents.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report on Spring, 1989 en-

rollments and the annualized System enrollment report for

1988-89. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



13. Approved Handbook Amendment, Conflicts of Interest Pro-

hibited



Approved the amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10,

Section 1.8, Conflicts of Interest Prohibited, as contained

in Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office.



General Counsel Donald Klasic advised that this amendment

will bring the policy in line with a State statute which has

been recodified in part and repealed in part.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook amendment regard-

ing conflicts of interest prohibited. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.



14. Approved Handbook Change, Summer Session Salary Schedules,

Community Colleges



Approved the change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 18.3, Summer Session Salary, Community Colleges,

as follows:



Section 18. Summer Session Salary Schedules



3. Community Colleges



a. Salary schedules for Summer Session faculty at the

Community Colleges shall be in accordance with the

following formula:



Per credit Summer Session salary = Academic Year

"B" Contract Salary x .75 divided by 10 x 2 divided

by 8.



Should enrollment in a class fail to produce the

revenues necessary to hold the class, the President

or the President's designee may, in lieu of cancel-

ling the class, negotiate and establish a mutually

agreeable salary at a rate less than that provided

above with faculty who are full time during the

academic year to teach the class for the Summer

Session.



b. Faculty who are part-time during the academic year

will be paid for Summer teaching on a per-credit

basis according to the same schedule used during

the academic year.



c. 8 credits will be considered a full teaching load

for the Summer Session.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Summer Session salary schedules at Community Colleges. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



15. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commitee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee meeting, held May 18, 1989, were made by Regent

Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.



(1) Chairman Foley requested that a discussion take place

concerning student retention and attrition. Student

retention is generally measured as the number of incom-

ing students who remain throughout the formal comple-

tion of their course of study. Attrition is generally

measured as the number of students who leave, or "drop

out" before completing their course of study. Fre-

quently cited reasons for students dropping out of

school include academic, financial, health and personal

considerations.



Vice Chancellor Warren Fox distributed a handout which

included a proposed plan of action. The plan proposes

to form an UNS ad hoc committee composed of representa-

tives of the Board of Regents, each Campus and the

Chancellor's Office. The purpose of the committee

would be to study attrition rates throughout the System

and to coordinate a Systemwide effort to reduce attri-

tion, if necessary.



Dr. Jackie Kirkland, TMCC Associate Dean of Student

Services, introduced Dr. Mary Bucknor-Smartt, TMCC

Director of Retention. Dr. Bucknor-Smartt explained

the Campuswide student retention program at TMCC. This

program was started with Title III Grant program money.



(2) Chairman Foley requested that a discussion take place

concerning educational assessment of students. The

Board of Regents passed the University of Nevada System

Policy on Student Assessment in January, 1989. Each

Campus will develop plans based upon Campus mission,

with a report submitted to the Board of Regents by

Spring, 1990. A general discussion concerning imple-

mentation of this policy was held. The current UNS

policy on student assessment was reviewed, particular-

ly as it relates to retention:



Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 6 UNS Policy on

Student Assessment



The University of Nevada System Board of Regents

requires that an appropriate plan of regular

student educational assessment be developed by each

Campus, with each Campus assuming responsibility

for developing the processes and procedures to be

used. Plans should be based upon Campus mission

and should be developed with multiple assessment

approaches which may include but not be limited to

testing.



Among other activities, regular regional accredi-

itation review will provide an overall assessment

of the Campus. Plans should reflect the mix of

programs and types of students.



Assessment approaches may vary at each institution;

however, the Universities and Community Colleges

should work together to develop common approaches,

where appropriate. The Chancellor's Office, with

the Campuses, will develop appropriate measures of

student persistence and performance, and will col-

lect and monitor these data on a Statewide basis.



Campus reports should initially be submitted to the

Board for information by Spring 1990, and subse-

quently each President should report to the Board

on the results of their assessment efforts on a

biennial basis.



16. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held May 18, 1989, were made by Regent Carolyn M. Sparks,

Chairman.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Police Department, July 1, 1987

through September 30, 1988. The audit report is filed

in the Regents Office.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Residential Life/Housing, July 1, 1987

through September 30, 1988. The audit report is filed

in the Regents Office.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the TMCC Learning Resources Center, July 1,

1987 through December 31, 1988. The audit report is

filed in the Regents Office.



(4) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on Business

Center North, Transfer of Inventory Records audit.

The follow-up report is filed in the Regents Office.



(5) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on UNS Com-

puting Services audit. The follow-up report is filed

in the Regents Office.



(6) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on CCCC

Registration and Bursar's Office audit. The follow-

up report is filed in the Regents Office.



(7) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on CCCC Video

Instruction Program audit. The follow-up report is

filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held May 18, 1989, were made by Regent James

Eardley, Chairman.



(1) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

Chapter 17, Sections 13, Residence Hall and Food Serv-

ice Rates, UNLV, as follows:



Section 13. Residence Hall and Food Service Rates, UNLV



Tonopah Hall $1,613.00 per semester

Room, Board and Phone 100.00 per semester

plus refundable

damage deposit



New Residence Halls $2,041.00 per semester

Room, Board and Phone 100.00 per semester

plus refundable

damage deposit



(2) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 10, Student Fees, UNR, as follows:



Section 10. Student Fees



American College Testing (ACT) Fee $30

Test of English as a Foreign Language

(TOEFL) Fee 30



(3) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 18, The College Inn, UNR, as follows:



Section 17. The College Inn



1. College Inn Student Rates Effective July 1, 1989

Per Semester



a. Room and Board



Single - 15 Meal, Mon-Fri $1,575

Double, Regular - 15 Meal, Mon-Fri 1,491

Large Double - 15 Meal, Mon-Fri 1,559

Double Suite - 15 Meal, Mon-Fri 1,670



(4) Approved to use $8,500 from the Capital Improvement Fee

Fund for the following projects at NNCC:



a. Completion of Assaying Lab $3,500

b. Completion of Welding Lab Modification 2,500

c. Replacement of Air Conditioning

Compressor Units 2,500



(5) Approved to use $10,000 from the Capital Improvement

Fee Fund for the TMCC Endowment. The Robert Z. Hawkins

Foundation recently donated $10,000 to TMCC to purchase

a metal storage building (previously listed on the TMCC

items to be purchased from Capital Improvement Fee

Fund.) The Hawkins Foundation will give the $10,000 if

TMCC is allowed to exchange it for the $10,000 in Capi-

tal Improvement Fee Fund by the Board of Regents. This

would free the capital improvement money to qualify for

the 2-for-1 matching dollars in the endowment drive.

The $10,000 placed in endowment would be unrestricted,

would become $30,000 in the Title III endowment program

and would earn interest to meet College needs. The

Hawkins Foundation cannot give directly to the endow-

ment.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held May 18, 1989, were made by Regent Daniel J.

Klaich, Chairman.



(1) Chancellor Dawson and Vice Chancellor Sparks requested

consideration of President Crowley's proposal to have

UNR and the Board of Regents share equally in providing

$200,000 to the Mamie (Sugden) Kleberg Chair in

Historic Preservation. This would replace the funds

invested with American Investors Management, Inc.,

which were lost when that firm went into bankruptcy.



During the discussion, Mrs. Sparks questioned whether

or not this request would set a precedent for the Board

of Regents. She requested that a policy be developed

regarding this issue.



It was requested that the Chancellor schedule a meeting

of the Investment Advisory Committee to consider the

total cost and possible source of funds and, report to

this Committee at the June Board of Regents meeting.



(2) Discussion was held with Mr. Art Smith, Referee in

Bankruptcy, on the status of apartments located on the

NNCC Campus. Mr. Smith announced that two offers to

purchase the buildings have been received, either of

which would result in UNS being paid in full. Upon the

sale of the buildings, Mr. Smith would have the buyers

commit to future tenants, that existing tenants would

not be displaced and that student renters would receive

first preference.



Mr. Smith introduced Ms. Sally Armstrong, attorney, who

confirmed that UNS owns the land on which the apart-

ments are built. The buyers would have to agree to buy

into the remaining 43 years of the lease.



President Berg stated that rent increases are difficult

on students, especially if they are implemented during

the semester. The students would appreciate it if the

rent increases were implemented at the beginning of the

semester to aid them in planning their budgets.



19. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Community College Faculty Relations



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on Com-

munity College Faculty Relations, held May 18, 1989, were

made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.



Dr. Derby gave a summary of the last meeting of the Commit-

tee. At that meeting a mission statement was adopted and

discussion was held regarding a faculty questionnaire and

faculty hearings.



(1) The Committee adopted a format for a questionnaire

which will be sent to Community College faculty once it

is complete. Committee members are to send suggestions

for question content to Dr. Derby. A final draft will

be presented for consideration at the next meeting.



Mr. Klaich, serving as Acting Chairman during Dr.

Derby's absence last month, stated that a subcommittee

had developed 3 formats for the survey, after which he

and Ms. Raney, CCCC Faculty Senate Chairman, agreed on

one of these which was then forwarded to the Committee

members for their input. During this process there was

a great deal of confusion. Mr. Klaich apologized to

those who may have been offended during this process

and stated that there was no intention to dictate or

confuse the members of the Committee.



Dr. Derby stated that it is her feeling the survey is

to address broad areas, pointing out major or minor

problems. The Committee agreed that the survey should

be developed with a positive tone.



Mr. Klaich felt that this Committee will have to ad-

dress the issue of collective bargaining and requested

that the Committee begin discussion. Ms. Crookham,

NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman, disagreed and stated that

collective bargaining would be addressed as a last re-

sort. Mrs. Whitley stated that the Committee was es-

tablished to address and resolve Community College

problems, not collective bargaining. Further, she

stated that collective bargaining may be discussed

later, but not at this time.



The Committee reviewed all 3 survey formats. In re-

viewing the 3rd questionnaire, Mrs. Gallagher felt

that the questionnaire listed several problems all with

a major to minor scale. She felt it was a very nega-

tive approach. Mrs. Sparks agreed and further stated

that she felt the Committee was moving too fast and

great care should be taken with the development of the

survey. Mrs. Whitley stated there needs to be feed-

back for the positive actions which take place at the

Community Colleges.



Ms. Raney stated that the subcommittee was directed to

develop a questionnaire within a week of the last

meeting, which they did. She expressed her feeling

that the Regents don't really want to know what is

happening at the Community Colleges. The questionnaire

was developed with a list of problems derived from the

Faculty Senate Chairmen who are on the Campuses every

day and know the existing problems.



Mr. Robert Rose, Nevada Faculty Alliance representa-

tive, suggested using the format which lists positive

and negative issues in a check-off format inasmuch as

it would be much simpler to tabulate the results. This

survey could then be followed with the Campus hearings.

Mr. Klaich agreed and stated that the hearings would be

very informative and the survey would serve as backup

to the hearings.



President Meacham stated that he did not question the

motives of the Committee, but felt the Presidents would

have some input into the questionnaire. The subcommit-

tee included only faculty, and he felt that each group

(Regent, President, faculty, staff) should be repre-

sented on the subcommittee. Dr. Derby stated that the

Committee was trying to find out the concerns of the

faculty, therefore the subcommittee included only

faculty.



Mr. Mike Hardie, newly-elected WNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman, stated that the 3rd questionnaire was far

too negative and didn't include any positive state-

ments. He suggested that the title of the question-

naire be changed to a generic title, and a follow-up

to the questionnaire be sent during the Summer, since

most faculty will not be on the Campuses.



President Gwaltney raised 3 issues:



1) What will the Committee do with the final

tabulations?



2) If questionnaire is open-ended, who will tabu-

late results (emotional and debatable judg-

ments)?



3) The scale should be balanced between positive

and negative.



President Calabro stated that the mission of the Com-

munity Colleges should be addressed and referred to

the last meeting where Dr. Aims Mc Guinness addressed

the issue of the future of Community Colleges. Presi-

dent Calabro stated he felt that the questionnaire

should be used as a building instrument to better the

Community Colleges, inasmuch as there are many good

things happening at the Community Colleges and they

also should be addressed.



Dr. Jim Richardson, member of the Nevada Faculty Al-

liance, suggested that the open-ended questionnaire

be abandoned, and that a closed-ended questionnaire be

used with one open-ended question where they could

write suggestions. He also suggested that directions

might state that should an individual be mentioned that

questionnaire would be disregarded.



Dr. Derby re-appointed a subcommittee to consist of

one Regent (Jill Derby), one President (John Gwaltney),

and one faculty (Patti Crookham), to review the final

draft of the questionnaire.



(2) The next meeting will be held in conjunction with the

June Board of Regents meeting.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Community College Faculty Rela-

tions. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



20. Information Only - Waiver of Application, UNR



In accordance with UNR's on-going commitment to broaden the

effectiveness of the student recruitment efforts, the Uni-

versity will waive the Application for Admission fee for up

to 25 qualified low-income students per year. The Office

of Student Services will establish the criteria and selec-

tion process.



21. Approved Bylaw Changes, WNCC



Approved changes in the WNCC Institutional Bylaws, as con-

tained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the WNCC Institutional Bylaw

changes. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Architects, UNLV



Approved the appointment of Holmes, Sabatini and Eeds archi-

tectural firm for the design of the new dormitories and

dining commons on the UNLV Campus.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the appointment of Holmes,

Sabatini and Eeds architectural firm for the design of the

new dormitories and dining commons at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.



President Maxson informed the Board that construction will

begin in late September, 1989, and be completed in late

August, 1990.



23. Approved the Sale of Property, UNLV



Approved the sale of property for UNLV as listed below:



1) Abe Fox Gift, 2.5 acres, Paradise Valley, Clark County,

Nevada. Donated December 16, 1971, proceeds are to go

to the Center for the Performing Arts.

A. P. N. 160-770-007 Sales price $60,000



2) S. J. and Dessie M. Hall Gift, 22.91 acres (Forest

Economic Foundation), Las Vegas Boulevard North at

Sloan, Clark County, Nevada. Donated December 1, 1982,

proceeds are to go the Dessie M. Hall Library Endowment.

A. P. N. 520-660-006 Sales price $94,046



3) Forest Economic Foundation Gift, 20.94 acres, Las Vegas

Boulevard North at Sloan, Clark County, Nevada. Donated

December 1, 1982, proceeds are to go to the Hall Chair

for Economics.

A. P. N. 520-660-001 Sales price $85,959



General Counsel Klasic will review documents prior to the

sale.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to sell UNLV property. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



24. Report on Accreditation for Athletic Programs



Dr. Hammargren presented an update on accreditation for

athletic programs. He informed the Board that Andy Nixon,

UNLV Athletic Counselor, is very active in seeking accredi-

tation for athletic programs, and would be a source in ob-

taining information regarding this issue. The NCAA Confer-

ence will be held in August, 1989, and will be addressing

accreditation.



Dr. Hammargren offered several suggestions.



1) The Board of Regents designate a committee which will

develop a policy and deal with questions regarding

accreditation.



2) The committee would obtain copies of programs from

across the nation and review these programs.



3) After review of programs, the committee would develop

guidelines, and then request peers to review the

guidelines. The committee would schedule a symposium

and invite such persons as Joe Paterno, Head Football

Coach at Penn State; L. Jay Oliva, Chancellor and Vice

President of Academic Affairs at New York University;

Senator Bill Bradley; and representatives from the

National Association of Athletic Advisors, Center for

Study of Sports and Society, Association of Athletic

Directors, and the NCAA.



4) $20,000 to be allocated for sponsoring the symposium

in August. The Regents Special Projects Fund would

allocate $10,000, and the two Universities would

allocate $5,000 each.



Mr. Foley stated attention has evolved in response to the

Time magazine article addressing UNLV's athletic program.

He suggested that the Council of Presidents address this

issue and include for discussion a time frame and review

the proposal for a 5th year eligibility status which would

extend scholarships.



Chancellor Dawson suggested that Dr. Hammargren's plan be

brought back to the Board in June for further discussion and

action.



Chairman Whitley reminded the members of the Board that the

Regents have set certain priorities, one being the Community

College faculty relations, and they must address the issues

which are important to the System and the State of Nevada.



Mr. Klaich indicated that he felt the athletic program

accreditation is an emergency issue throughout the nation,

and it is appropriate and timely for the UNS Board of Re-

gents to take a leadership role in developing such policy.



Mrs. Gallagher requested the Investment Committee to submit

a report on the Regents Special Project Funds. President

Maxson stated that if the Regents Special Project Funds

could not be used, he was sure funds could be located

elsewhere.



25. Approved Resolution, UNS



Approved Resolution #89-3 authorizing the sale of University

of Nevada Student Fee Revenue Bonds. The resolution is

filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution authorizing

the sale of University of Nevada Student Fee Revenue Bonds.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



26. Approved the Reorganization of the Office of Student

Services, UNR



Approved the proposed reorganization of the Office of Stu-

dent Services as contained in Ref. E, filed in the Regents

Office.



The proposal has been widely reviewed and refined over the

course of the 1988-89 academic year. The staff of the UNR

student services has been substantially involved in the

review and refinement process. The Faculty Senate consid-

ered the proposal at 2 separate meetings and, on May 10,

recommended approval.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the reorganization of the Office

of Student Services at UNR. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



27. Emergency Item: Acceptance of Offer, UNR



President Crowley requested approval to accept an offer for

the Vegas Verdes Apartment Motel in North Las Vegas. The

offer expires prior to the June Board of Regents meeting.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept an emergency item concerning an

an offer for UNR property. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



The University has received an offer on the first trust deed

for the Vegas Verdes Apartment Motel in North Las Vegas.

The offer is a cash offer of $155,000 from Mr. Robert J.

Meagher of Las Vegas.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to accept the offer on the first

trust deed for the Vegas Verdes Apartment Motel in North

Las Vegas. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



28. New Business



President Maxson stated that he felt the UNS legislative

activity was going well. He informed the Board that space

at the UNLV Campus is becoming very limited. There is a

possibility that UNLV will be able to lease classroom space

from the Methodist Church, Mormon Center, Boy Scouts of

America, and the Center for Religion and Life. Along with

the need for classroom space, personnel is a very much need-

ed resource. He urged extensive support for the Board of

Regents priorities at the Nevada State Legislature.



The meeting adjourned at 10:45 A.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

05-18-1989