06/24/1993

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 24-25, 1993








06-24-1993

Pages 61-111



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

June 24-25, 1993



The Board of Regents met on June 24-15, 1993 in the Grand Hall,

Richard Tam Alumni Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Dr. Bill Bonaudi, NNCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Alan Balboni (CCSN),

Phil Boardman (UNR), Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Finn (WNCC),

Scott Hawkins (NNCC), Dan Mc Clure (TMCC), Alan Mc Kay (DRI) and

John Swetnam (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:15 A.M., Thurs-

day, June 24, 1993, with all Regents present, except Regent

Hammargren.



1. Approved 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

May 19-21, 1993.



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

Ref. C-1.



(3) Approved the following recommendations for emeritus

standing which have been forwarded from the Presi-

dents:



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Dr. Hiram Hunt, Professor of Radiation Tech-

nology Emeritus, upon approval



Dr. Hunt retired several years ago after serving

as a faculty member for over 20 years.



University of Nevada, Reno



Edwin Wagner, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

Terry Woodin, Associate Professor of Biochemistry,

Emeritus, effective June 29, 1993



(4) Approved a one-year extension of sick leave for

Barbara Hall-Bellows at UNR.



(5) The following persons have been recommended by their

Presidents for the waiver of the one-year notifica-

tion for early retirement:



Truckee Meadows Community College



Kenneth E. Johnson, Director of Admissions and

Records, effective September 30, 1993



University of Nevada, Reno



Dr. Terry Woodin, effective June 29, 1993

Dr. Royce S. Beals, effective June 30, 1993



(6) Approved to award Chris Ault a $10,000 bonus for his

performance during 1992 at UNR. As Head Coach for

the Wolf Pack Football Program, Chris Ault raised

the University's program to the Big West Championship

in 1992 and took the program to the Las Vegas Bowl.

This brought great honor to intercollegiate athletics

for the University within the State of Nevada. The

University would like to award this bonus to him with

the source of funding being $5000 from the Wolf Club

and $5000 from intercollegiate athletics fund (non-

State budget).



(7) Approved the following appointments to the College of

Business Administration Advisory Board at UNR:



Paul Perkins

Curtis Clarkson



(8) Approved Handbook changes, Title 5, Chapter 12, Con-

stitution of the Associated Students of Truckee

Meadows Community College, as contained in Ref. C-2,

filed in the Regents' Office. These were approved

by the Student Senate on March 19, 1993 and by the

students in a general election on April 8, 1993.



(9) Approved Handbook changes, Title 5, Chapter 18,

Constitution of the Graduate Student Association of

UNR, as contained in Ref. C-3, filed in the Regents'

Office.



(10) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 7, Sec-

tion 6, Appointment of Postdoctoral Fellows, as fol-

lows:



5. The duration of Postdoctoral Fellow appointment

will, in most cases, be one year or two, and may

not exceed five years.



(11) Approved Handbook changes concerning School of Medi-

cine tuition and fees.



At the May 19-21, 1993 Board of Regents meeting the

procedure for determining the Resident Medical School

fee and the dollar amount of the Resident Medical

School fee for FY 1993-94 and FY 1994-95 was approved.

The Non-Resident Medical School fees, the Average

Medical School fees, and the part-time Resident, Non-

Resident and Average fees for FY's 93-94 and FY 94-95

are contained in Ref. C-4, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice. In calculating these fees, the same procedure

was used as in determining the Resident fees.



(12) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 15, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates at

UNR, as contained in Ref. C-5, filed in the Regents'

Office.



(13) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 10, Student Fees, Student Health and Accident

Fees at UNR, as contained in Ref. C-6, filed in the

Regents' Office.



The referenced material indicates the revised student

fees for UNR for 1993-94. The University did not

submit any changes for 1992-93. In addition to UNR's

revision, the reference indicates revisions for TMCC

and WNCC. The UNR optional student health and acci-

dent insurance is also available to all enrolled stu-

dents at TMCC and WNCC who are eligible for care at

the UNR Student Health Center (as noted in footnote

#2 in the reference). Since the policy is purchased

by the University but applies to TMCC and WNCC stu-

dents, the University is taking the responsibility

to forward to the Board of Regents the necessary re-

visions affecting the Community Colleges.



(14) Approved authorization to seek funding from the In-

terim Finance Committee for the 1993-94 and 1994-95

Cloud Seeding Program at DRI as authorized by the

1993 Legislature.



(15) Approved authorization to use approximately $240,000

of Capital Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV to continue

the lease of approximately 30 trailers on the UNLV

Campus. These units are required for classroom, lab-

oratory and office space until permanent facilities

are completed.



(16) Approved authorization to use approximately $125,000

of General Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV to purchase

computers and equipment for the Computer Graphics

Laboratory in the College of Engineering.



(17) Approved the FY 1994 Financial Plan for DRI, as con-

tained in Ref. C-7, filed in the Regents' Office.



(18) Approved the 1993-94 UCCSN Self-Supporting Budgets,

which are filed in the Regents' Office.



(19) Approved the acceptance of a gift of improvements

from the Wolf Club for Mackay Stadium at UNR totaling

$571,476.23. Ref. C-8 is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



(20) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Depart-

ment of Human Resources/Division of Mental Hy-

giene and Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 through June 30,

1994

Amount : $11,000 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR's Department of Psychology

to provide required supervised

experience for students in doc-

toral clinical psychological

service.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Depart-

ment of Human Resources/Division of Mental Hy-

giene and Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994;

July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995

Amount : $215,000 maximum to UNR for the

first period; $225,000 maximum

to UNR for the second period

Purpose : UNR's Department of Psychology

to provide active treatment and

habilitation services to the

handicapped.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State of

Nevada Junior Livestock Show Board (Interlocal)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : $25,062 to UNR

Purpose : UNR's Cooperative Extension to

hire individual to work half-

time as program coordinator for

Junior Livestock Show.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Department of Education (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : $4898 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide ongoing consul-

tation with an "Educational

Policy Advisory Panel" to be

comprised primarily of no less

than 10 University faculty from

UNR and UNLV.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Child and Family

Services (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 15 through September 30,

1993

Amount : $20,000 maximum to UNR

Purpose : To assess children who are eli-

gible for the Independent Living

Program for academic performance.



F. Withdrawn by General Counsel Klasic at the request

of the UNR Campus.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State of Nevada

/Rural Clinics Administration (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : Rural Clinics to pay up to

$178,450 to UNR for services.

Purpose : UNR to provide psychiatric cov-

erage for Rural Clinics.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Department of Human Resources/Health Division

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1993

Amount : $7500 to Medical School

Purpose : To conduct a 2-day Emergency

Medical Services and Trauma

conference to improve knowledge

and skills of care givers.



I. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

State Department of Human Resources/Division of

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation (Inter-

local Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : $2,338,016 to Medical School

Purpose : Medical School to provide full-

time psychiatrists and psychiat-

ric care to clients of Mental

Hygiene and Mental Retardation.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion and the State Occupational Coordinating

Committee (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 until revoked by

either party

Amount : $900 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Informa-

tion.



K. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Department of

Human Resources/Welfare Division (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 through June 30,

1995

Amount : $550,000 maximum to UNLV

Purpose : To collect and analyze informa-

tion from health facilities and

purchases of health care.



L. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County

(First Amended Lease Agreement)



Effective Date: May 28, 1993 to January 5, 1995

Amount : Clark County to construct park-

ing facility on the premises.

Purpose : UNLV to lease Clark County 8

acres of land in the vicinity

of Mc Carran Airport for parking.



M. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and Clark County/GIS

Management Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: June 30, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : Not to exceed $30,000

Purpose : CCSN to provide training classes

to GIS Management Office.



N. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the State Occu-

pational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 until revoked by

either party

Amount : $3900 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Infor-

mation System.



O. UCCSN Board of Regents/NNCC and the State Occu-

pational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 until revoked by

either party

Amount : $600 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Infor-

mation System.



P. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the State Occu-

pational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 until revoked by

either party

Amount : $1500 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Infor-

mation System.



Q. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the State Indus-

trial Insurance System (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1 to September 1, 1993

Amount : $17,730 to TMCC

Purpose : TMCC to provide SIIS with video

production with script to be

provided by SIIS.



R. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the State Occu-

pational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 until revoked by

either party

Amount : $1800 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Infor-

mation System.



S. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : $35,000 to WNCC

Purpose : Education and training of dis-

placed homemakers.



T. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : $35,000 to WNCC

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker's Center



U. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Depart-

ment of Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene

and Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Amount : $11,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide one psychology

doctoral candidate intern to the

Division of Mental Hygiene and

Mental Retardation Rural Clinics

Office to provide psychological

services.



V. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Health (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: When approved by Board to June

30, 1993

Amount : $28,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR Center for Applied Research

to conduct cross sectional as-

sessment of behavioral risk fac-

tors developed by Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda with the

exceptions of items 10 and 12. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Mr. Klaich stated that the Board has been discussing the

length of contracts and questioned why item 10 proposes

5 years. UNR Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert

Hoover explained that some postdoctoral contracts need

flexibility to extend beyond 3 years in order to complete

the postdoctoral research.



Mr. Klaich requested additional information on item 12

regarding residence hall and food service rates at UNR.

UNR Vice President for Finance and Administration Ashok

Dhingra explained that the plans are transferable from the

dining commons to snack bar service areas on Campus, on a

limited basis.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda to include

items 10 and 12, and approval of the prepared agenda with

the authority to change the order of items as specified

throughout the meeting. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



President Crowley informed the Board members that item 19

is being brought before the Board in accordance with pro-

cedures. A gift was given to the UNR Wolf Club to make

improvements to the UNR Mackay Stadium, and now these im-

provements are completed and the UNR Wolf Club is deliver-

ing the completed improvements to the University.



In regard to item 18, UCCSN Self-Supporting Budgets, Dr.

Eardley questioned the Intercollegiate Athletics at UNLV

"Transfers from Other Accounts", and UNLV Vice President

of Finance and Administration Buster Neel responded that

the $341,725 is derived from the operations of the Thomas

and Mack Center and the Silver Bowl through signage fees,

guest boxes, etc. The transfers are agreed upon between the

entities. In addition, Dr. Eardley questioned why there was

a differential between the UNR and UNLV athletic travel ac-

counts. Vice President Neel felt that the difference was

due to the schedule of games (near and far) and the number

of people on the traveling team. President Crowley added

that these funds in the self-supporting budgets are non-

State funds; however, some travel funds are allocated from

State funds evenly to the two Universities.



Motion carried.



2. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks relinquished this time to Mrs. Gallagher,

who reported on the legislation regarding foundations. Mrs.

Gallagher stated that, upon the Chairman's request, she

attended the hearing that addressed S. B. 322, which regu-

lates University foundations. Chancellor Dawson, Les Sully,

Bob Dickens, Paul Page and one of his staff members were in

attendance as resource personnel. She stated that right

before they were called on to testify, Senator Len Nevin

reported to the Committee that he had been contacted sev-

eral times by Regent Shelly Berkley and that she strongly

supported the legislation.



This was after the Board had met with several groups to

discuss this issue and to Mrs. Gallagher's knowledge none

of the Regents felt that this legislation was favorable

to the System. Following this, UCCSN representatives in

attendance were given a chance to testify and are hopeful

that this issue can be rectified.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that with all the budget reductions,

it was not wise to tamper with the foundations, which are

the institutions' fund raisers. She stated that she was

very irate at the time of the hearing and was still very

angry that this issue was handled in this manner. She

suggested to the Chairman that the Board get its "legisla-

tive act" together, because it was a very embarrassing

situation for UCCSN. This Board does not need to embarrass

itself further. Mrs. Gallagher reported that no action has

been taken on the legislation at this time.



Mrs. Berkley stated that when S. B. 322 was introduced,

there were several bills before the Legislature dealing

with the foundations. When S. B. 322 was first heard be-

fore the Senate Committee on Government Affairs she testi-

fied, and several UCCSN personnel were in attendance and

applauded her efforts to get the bill "put in the drawer".

she stated that she gave personal assurances that the

Board of Regents would do its job and it is the Board's

constitutional mandated duty to get its own "house in

order". She requested the Committee to wait and let the

Board have an opportunity to address this issue. She stated

that she informed the Committee that Regent Hammargren had

just become Chairman of the Board of Regents' ad hoc Founda-

tion Liaison Committee and that the Board of Regents was

moving in a very positive direction. She reported that the

Committee took her word and placed the bill in the drawer.

She and the Chairman of the Committee spoke on several

occasions regarding this bill with Mrs. Berkley reporting

on the UCCSN activities with regard to the foundation is-

sue. It was the Committee Chairman's decision to bring the

bill back to the floor and it was passed by the Senate and

is before the Assembly. Mrs. Berkley stated that at no

time had she contacted Senator Nevin on this legislation

or any other piece of legislation. Mrs. Berkley stated

that if he did say those things which Mrs. Gallagher re-

ferred to, Mrs. Berkley will talk directly to Senator

Nevin and set the record straight. Senator Nevin has on

several occasions accosted Mrs. Berkley in the halls and

questioned what the Board of Regents was doing with regard

to the foundations. The last time Mrs. Berkley was in

Carson City, Senator Nevin advised her that the Committee

was ready to move on the legislation and Mrs. Berkley was

powerless to stop the legislative process.



Mrs. Berkley stated that to even insinuate that this piece

of legislation is her fault is an outrageous charge and

she stated that she has "moved Heaven and Earth" at the

Legislature to keep everything above board.



Chairman Sparks attempted to clarify the situation and Mrs.

Berkley stated that she cannot stop an independently elect-

ed Senator from doing his/her business. Mrs. Berkley stat-

ed that during her discussions with Senator Nevin, she re-

layed that UCCSN was working diligently to address the

foundation situation and that UCCSN's deadlines are not

necessarily the Legislature's deadlines. The foundations

are a very sensitive issue throughout the UCCSN and the

Board is addressing the issue in a very orderly manner.

She reiterated that she had absolutely nothing to do with

the Legislature's pulling the legislation out of the drawer;

if anything, Mrs. Berkley bought the System an additional

two months. And if UCCSN has not gotten its act together

to meet the expectations of the Legislature, it is certain-

ly not her fault.



Mrs. Gallagher strongly felt that Mrs. Berkley should speak

to Senator Nevin, because it has caused great concern with-

in the Committee and UCCSN.



As far as Mrs. Berkley is concerned, she stated that she

was not particularly pleased with the Board's foundation

committee. She stated that the way it should have been

handled is not by talking about one contract between one

foundation board. What the legislative bill addresses

and what the Legislature thought was that the Board would

assure them that the Board would work on policy regarding

foundation board matters. To the best of Mrs. Berkley's

knowledge this has not been addressed. She stated that

she was not going to be deceptive to the Legislators, be-

cause her credibility was on the line.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she has been attending the Legis-

lature every week representing UCCSN and she felt that she

was doing a very good job. It is a very difficult legisla-

tive session and anybody will say that it "has been hell!".

She stated that if Senator Nevin mistook what she said,

which would be rather difficult because Mrs. Berkley stated

that she is a very plain speaker, then she apologized; how-

ever, if he grabs her in the hall and tells her what he is

going to do as a State Senator, Mrs. Berkley does not have

too much authority to stop him.



Chairman Sparks stated that Dr. Hammargren requested that

he be made Chairman of the ac hoc Foundation Liaison Com-

mittee, which she granted; however, he has not kept her

up to date on the Committee's activities.



Mr. Graves stated that he serves on the ad hoc Foundation

Liaison Committee, and he felt that the Board of Regents

should not be held hostage by the Legislature. The Legis-

lature has no business, whatsoever, in this affair. He

felt that Dr. Hammargren is doing a fine job as Chairman of

the Committee and it is an all important policy that the

Board should set with regard to the foundations. It should

not be acted on hastily. The Committee members have had a

problem with accepting the proposed contract with the UNLV

Foundation. He stated that he felt that each member of the

Board believed that the foundations are a "God-send" for

the institutions. There have been several meetings which

have addressed this issue. He did not think that this sub-

ject should be discussed without Dr. Hammargren being pres-

ent. He strongly felt that the Legislature should not in-

tervene in this matter and that they do not have the con-

stitutional authority to intervene. He suggested that a

resolution be drafted and sent to the Legislators by fac-

similie. Mrs. Berkley has never indicated to him that she

supported this legislation, and he also stated that he did

not believe there was much support in the Legislature for

this bill.



General Counsel Klasic suggested that this issue be brought

before the Legislative Liaison Committee.



Mrs. Berkley agreed and invited anyone to review the minutes

of the hearing in which she testified before the Senate Com-

mittee. The language from those minutes may be helpful in

drafting the resolution.



Mr. Klaich stated that Mrs. Berkley has stated the position

of the Board with respect to the foundations, and that the

Committee is working on the issues in a totally adequate

framework. The Board has passed new policy guidelines that

affect the foundations reporting and accounting procedures.

The Board is moving forward on this matter. However, in the

waning days of the Legislature the Board should not rush out

and draft a resolution to "pick a fight". He urged caution

in drafting a resolution and sending it by facsimile when

Legislators are at the edge of their nerves.



Mr. Foley stated that the sense of this discussion is that

our people are telling us the Legislature is going off on a

tangent, and he stated that he was very sensitive to the

Legislature taking over the duties of the Board. He felt

that at the appropriate time, an appropriate resolution

should be sent to the Legislators indicating the consti-

tutional authority of the Legislators and the Board of

Regents.



Chairman Sparks indicated that UCCSN has demonstrated its

authority throughout the legislative session and has abided

by the rules and has stayed within its constitutional au-

thority. However, that has not always been the case with

the Legislature. It is possible that UCCSN and the System

have been taken advantage of on numerous occasions. She

suggested that the Board of Regents' Legislative Liaison

Committee might wish to take up this discussion during the

deliberations; however, it should be noted that the legis-

lative session is about to recess.



Mrs. Price stated that she has spent much time at the Leg-

islature and it is her feeling the Legislature is sending

UCCSN a message that this issue is rhetoric. She did not

believe that the bill would be passed and she would be

surprised if it did. However, it it were to pass she felt

it would be the perfect opportunity to make a stand. It

is indicative of the problem between the foundations, the

Board of Regents, and the Legislature. She felt that for

UCCSN to make a stand at this point, would be a serious

mistake. UCCSN's message should be that it is performing

its duties within the constitutional structure.



Dr. Eardley indicated that when S. B. 370 (Administrative

Procedures) was presented to the Senate, UCCSN had not

gotten its message across. The Assembly then amended the

bill and UCCSN was successful in its presentation. He felt

that the Senate wished to keep the University within the

bill so that UCCSN would have to report every policy change

to the Legislative Council Bureau before its consideration

by the Board.



3. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that he was unable to schedule

an ad hoc Foundation Liaison Committee meeting, due to the

consultant, Mr. William Hutton, being unable to work on

the proposed contract between the Board and the UNLV Founda-

tion. Chancellor Dawson requested any suggestions regarding

the proposed contract be submitted to his Office as soon as

possible. Mr. Hutton will not propose any policy regarding

the foundations without input from the System.



Chancellor Dawson announced that WNCC has received full

accreditation from the National League of Nursing (NLN).

All four Community Colleges now have NLN accreditation.



The Rural Hospital Association has formalized a contract

with UCCSN to provide portable interactive television for

WNCC at its Hawthorne and Winnemucca sites. Chancellor

Dawson reported that the interactive television that has

been installed at NNCC in Elko is very successful. WNCC

is now exploring the possibilities of connecting its Carson

City Campus with its Fallon Campus.



Mr. Klaich requested the following issues be addressed by

the Chancellor's staff:



1) The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued

guidelines for foundations and he requested that UCCSN

become consistent with these guidelines.



2) Encouraged the Chancellor to complete written evalua-

tion for the Chancellor's staff and to set future goals

with the Interim Chancellor prior to his leaving.



3) The President's Retirement Policy needs to be reviewed

and input received from the Campuses before it comes

back to the Board of Regents for consideration at its

September meeting.



4. Approved Resolution, Bank Loan, UNR



At the Board of Regents' meeting on May 21, 1993, authori-

zation was received to solicit proposals for a letter of

credit to be used to finance renovations to the food service

facilities at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee

Meadows Community College.



Approved a resolution (Resolution #93-4) which was presented

at the meeting by bond counsel and is filed in the Regents'

Office.



UNR Vice President for Finance and Administration Ashok

Dhingra explained that Howarth and Associates were request-

ed to solicit proposals for a line of credit of up to

$2,000,000 as authorized by the Board. They contacted

11 financial institutions and 4 of the institutions sub-

mitted proposals. Mr. John Swenseid, bond counsel, has

determined that the loan cannot be "Bank Qualified" and

therefore rates considered are fully taxable to the lending

institutions. Vice President Dhingra explained the 4 pro-

posals and recommended awarding the line of credit financ-

ing bid to Nevada State Bank. The rate will be locked in

for the entire 10-year period but there is a possibility

that the rate can be lowered when locked in for the last

8 1/2 years. The rate for the draw period is 5.44%.

Howarth and Associates do concur with this recommendation.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution and that the

bid be awarded to Nevada State Bank at the rate of 5.44%

for the period through December 31, 1994 with a maximum

interest rate of 7.40%. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Dr. Eardley questioned the loan initiation fee of $5000,

and Vice President Dhingra explained that most banking

institutions charge a fee either up front or incurred in

the price -- Nevada State Bank is charging the fee up

front. Dr. Eardley questioned how the loan would be paid

back, and Vice President Dhingra responded that the food

service contract with Marriott indicates that 30% of the

profits would be returned to UNR and these funds will be

used to pay on the loan. He added that a Food Service

Manager will be on site and is an integral part of the

contract. Upon questioning, Vice President Dhingra stated

that the volume of food service is expected to rise; how-

ever, UNR does have leeway to relieve any shortfall.



Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.



Mr. Foley and Mrs. Price voted no. Motion carried.



Mr. Scott Nash, Howarth and Associates, explained that the

reason why the loan cannot be "Bank Qualified" is because

the user of the loan, Marriott, is a private corporation.



Mr. Foley suggested that the contract with Marriott be

revised in order for UNR to take advantage of the tax-

exemption which would realize some savings for UNR.



5. Approved Resolution, Refinancing of Building, WNCC



At the May 1993 meeting, the Board authorized WNCC to seek

refinancing of a loan for a building on the Fallon Campus.



Approved a resolution (Resolution #93-5) for refinancing of

the Western Nevada Community College Fallon building loan

which was presented by bond counsel and is filed in the

Regents' Office.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the resolution to refinance a

loan for a WNCC Fallon building. Mrs. Price seconded.



WNCC Vice President of Administrative Services Bill Davies

explained that $35,000 would be saved by refinancing at

this time.



Mr. Foley voted no. Motion carried.



Mrs. Price suggested that a discussion regarding a policy on

borrowing should be conducted by the Board of Regents in the

near future.



6. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for the institution. Ref. B, filed in the Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



Dr. James Carr

Dr. Robert Merrill



7. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

from the institution. Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office.



Northern Nevada Community College



Bill Long, Jr.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Caprice R. Houston



8. Approved Memorandum of Understanding, WNCC



Approved the Memorandum of Understanding dated April, 1993

between the University and Community College System of

Nevada and Bently Nevada Corporation. Bently Nevada Corpo-

ration intends to donate a 10-acre parcel of real property

in the Bently Science Park to the Board of Regents, as con-

tained in Ref. D, filed with the permanent minutes.



President Calabro explained that WNCC will seek grants and

private donations to build on this land. There are a large

number of WNCC students who live in the Carson Valley and

by the year 2000 the Carson Valley will surpass the WNCC

Carson City Campus population. At any one time, WNCC

teaches approximately 150 students who work for the Bently

Nevada Corporation. By committing to the donation, WNCC

will become a part of the effort in economic development.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the Memorandum of Understanding

dated April, 1993 between UCCSN and Bently Nevada Corpora-

tion. Mr. Foley seconded.



Upon questioning, President Calabro indicated that this

issue has been addressed in the facilities master plan

and the academic master plan for WNCC. It will become a

priority within the next 3 years to construct a building

on the donated land; however, Phase V will remain the high-

est priority. President Calabro stated that mobile units

could be erected on this land until such time when perma-

nent buildings could be constructed. He believes that this

project will be used as leverage to obtain private donations

and grants towards the construction costs. At this time,

WNCC is not seeking legislative funding.



Mr. Klaich noted that WNCC has the highest student density

in the System. This donation will help relieve this sit-

uation. However, Mr. Klaich doubted whether WNCC could

achieve a building within the next 3 years. Mr. Doug

Burris, Director of Community College Affairs, stated

that the original documents have been revised to reflect

that WNCC will "attempt" to build on this land within the

next 3 years. President Calabro stated that temporary

buildings will satisfy this requirement.



Mr. Klaich stated that the Board has not finalized its

discussions on multi-Campuses for Community Colleges. He

requested that WNCC be consistent with the directives in

the physical master plans for UCCSN.



President Calabro indicated that Bently Nevada Corporation

has provided an incentive for WNCC and the Carson Valley

community to build additional classrooms and was hopeful

that the Board would support this project.



Dr. Derby stated that the direction of this discussion was

losing focus on this generous gift to WNCC. President

Calabro has indicated that it is consistent with the master

plans for WNCC and the demographics support this project.

This is an excellent "window of opportunity" for WNCC and

the community. It is similar to the Ely facility that is

connected to the NNCC Campus. She did agree that the Board

needs to discuss further the concept of multi-Campus insti-

tutions.



President Gwaltney congratulated President Calabro on this

project. This issue will affect all the institutions when

requesting support from the communities in which they serve.



Dr. Eardley indicated that the "Tadlock Report" addresses

the issue of multi-Campus institutions and requested that

the 1977 report be brought back to the Board for discussion.

Chancellor Dawson indicated that Mr. Burris will conduct a

workshop session on multi-Campus institutions and will mail

the "Tadlock Report" to each of the Regents.



Mr. Klaich voted no. Motion carried.



9. Approved Clarification of Minutes, Appointment



Chancellor Dawson requested clarification of the minutes of

May 18-19, 1989 pertaining to the appointment of Dr. Ronald

Remington as President of Northern Nevada Community College.



It was the intent of the Search Committee, Chaired by Regent

Dorothy Gallagher, to recommend an appointment of Dr. Rem-

ington under the same terms and conditions of employment

that other Presidents of Community Colleges in the System

enjoy. This would include tenure.



The minutes of that meeting state as follows:



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 College Presidents after

an adjustment is made for employer paid retirement.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



Approved that the minutes reflect that tenure be included

in this appointment for Dr. Remington.



Mr. Foley moved approval to add tenure to the appointment

of Dr. Ron Remington, President of Northern Nevada Community

College. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mr. Klaich stated that he had no problem in granting Presi-

dent Remington tenure; however, he did not feel that each

President should receive the same compensation package.

This issue is being addressed in the Regents' ad hoc Compen-

sation Study Committee.



Mrs. Price indicated that she would be voting against the

motion, because a speaker at the recent Association of

Governing Boards Conference stated that it is not a good

idea to grant tenure to Presidents. Campus faculty usually

do not want their former President serving as a faculty

member. Her negative vote is not a reflection on President

Remington.



Dr. Derby agreed with Mrs. Price and indicated that this

would be discussed in the ad hoc Compensation Study Commit-

tee. Mr. Graves also agreed with Mrs. Price and Dr. Derby.



Mr. Foley stated that he served on the Presidential Search

Committee that selected President Remington and this is

strictly an oversight. Tenure was never an issue during

the Committee's deliberations; however, it was a very im-

portant issue to each of the candidates. Tenure should be

granted to President Remington.



Dr. Eardley clarified that President Remington transferred

to the President position from within the System and it was

understood that he would transfer his tenure as a faculty

member, not as a President.



Mrs. Whitley noted that former President of UNLV, Pat

Goodall, transferred from the Presidency to the faculty

ranks with tenure and it has never caused a problem.



Mrs. Price voted no. Motion carried.



Mr. Graves left the meeting.



10. Approved Tenure on Hire, UNLV



Approved the following recommendations to hire with tenure

at UNLV:



A) Dr. John E. Readance, Professor, Department of Instruc-

tional & Curricular Studies, with tenure, effective

August 23, 1993.



B) Dr. James Lamare, Professor and Chairman, Political

Science Department, with tenure, effective July 1, 1993.



C) Dr. Ellen Rose, Director of Women's Studies, Associate

Professor, Department of History, with tenure, effective

July 1, 1993.



D) Dr. William C. Healey, Professor and Chairman, Depart-

ment of Special Education, with tenure, effective

July 1, 1993.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to hire with tenure at UNLV those

persons listed above. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion car-

ried.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting and Mrs. Gallagher returned

to the meeting.



11. Approved Contract, Women's Basketball Coach, UNR



Approved a 3-year contract for the Women's Basketball Head

Coach.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the 3-year contract for the

UNR Women's Basketball Head Coach. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Upon questioning, President Crowley explained that a 3-year

contract was being granted for the Women's Basketball Coach

position due to the experience of the person being con-

sidered. The applicant has served as Assistant Coach of

the University of Southern California and Vanderbilt. The

Men's Basketball Coach applicant has served as Head Coach

for approximately 12 years and he was offered a 5-year con-

tract. President Crowley also stated that the market situ-

ation also lends to the contractual agreements offered.



Mr. Graves returned to the meeting.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether the Women's Basketball Coach

would receive an automobile and taxable income. President

Crowley replied that the Coach would receive a car and noted

that the NCAA's Gender Equity Task Force would be addressing

compensation issues and a report would be forthcoming from

the NCAA.



Motion carried.



12. Approved Regents' Bylaw Amendment, Officers of the Board



At its May 1993 meeting, the Board held the first reading

of a proposed Bylaw change which would change the term of

Chairman and Vice Chairman from two years to one year.



Section 2. The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be

elected from among the membership of the Board at the

organizational meeting of the Board held during the

Board's last meeting of the fiscal year and shall

service a one-year term, to commence on the following

July 1.



The Chairman or Vice Chairman may serve only two

successive terms in the respective office, but may

be re-elected to such office after an intervening

term. In the event of a vacancy in office, the Board

shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term

by the election of the next regularly scheduled meeting

of the Board. No person serving more than three suc-

cessive years as Chairman or Vice Chairman shall be

elected to successive terms in those respective offices.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the Regents' Bylaw amendment

changing the term of Chairman and Vice Chairman from two

years to one year. Dr. Derby seconded.



The merits of this amendment were discussed. The pros of

changing the length of term from two years to one year

were discussed, as follows:



If Board members select non-effective Officers after

one year the Board would be able to select different

Officers.



Two years of service as an Officer may be too over-

whelming, time-wise, for some Board members who wish

to serve as an Officer.



Would provide more flexibility to serve as Officers,

in that an Officer would be able to serve more than a

one-year term.



Would provide more teamwork between the offices of

Chairman and Vice Chairman.



If each Board member wished to serve as Chairman, under

the current policy, it would take 21 years for a member

to be selected.



Committee Chairmen usually change every year.



Would provide more communication between members and

enchance the Board's effectiveness.



The cons of changing the length of term from two years to

one year were discussed, as follows:



Nevada State Legislature meets biennially and the Of-

ficers need two years to prepare for the sessions.



Two years allow for the Officers to adjust to the re-

sponsibilities of operating the System.



Motion carried.



13. Approved Appointment, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic

Affairs



Approved the appointment of Karen Steinberg as Interim Vice

Chancellor for Academic Affairs, to assume the duties of the

position during Vice Chancellor Richardson's appointment as

Interim Chancellor, at an annual salary of $84,000. This is

the same salary she received last year while serving in the

same capacity.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the appointment of Mrs. Karen

Steinberg as Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,

at an annual salary of $84,000. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



14. Approved Salary for Interim Chancellor



Chairman Sparks presented a salary recommendation for the

Interim Chancellor, at an annual salary of $129,950 with

10% of salary paid for retirement by the State and a match-

ing 10% of salary paid by Dr. Richardson, $6000 automobile

allowance, and $5000 host account.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the annual salary of $129,950

with 10% of salary paid for retirement by the State and

a matching 10% of salary paid by Dr. Richardson, $6000

automobile allowance, and $5000 host account. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



Regents Gallagher, Graves and Hammargren left the meeting.



15. Approved UCCSN Strategic Directions



At its February 1993 workshop, the Board of Regents dis-

cussed strategic directions for the UCCSN for 1993. A

draft of these strategic directions and objectives for 1993

were discussed, and will be published, as contained in Ref.

E, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the UCCSN strategic directions

for 1993. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Dr. Eardley requested that the strategic directions include

research and graduate education, as reflected in the memo-

randum from UNR Vice President Bob Hoover (Ref. E, pages

7-9).



Regents Gallagher, Graves and Hammargren returned to the meeting.



It was suggested that the inclusion of the strategic direc-

tions for research be postponed until February, during the

Academic Affairs workshop, in which a discussion could be

held on these issues. In the meantime, the Campuses would

hold workshops to gather input from scholars, scientists,

engineers, etc. to submit amendments for the Academic Af-

fairs workshop participants to consider.



Mr. Foley commended the Academic Affairs Committee and

everyone associated with the development of the strategic

directions. He felt that it was very important to assess

higher education periodically and to incorporate a connec-

tion between funding resources and performance. These

should be reflected in the strategec directions to hold

the Regents accountable and help justify the existence of

higher education. Dr. Derby stated that the Campuses are

assessing themselves. Mrs. Price indicated that "Total

Quality Management" does address these issues and should

be considered by the Board. Chairman Sparks responded by

saying that the Board of Regents may consider "Total Qual-

ity Management" in the future.



DRI Vice President Bill Bishop stated that, in regard to

the process of developing the strategic directions, he

did not feel it was inappropriate at this time to add

research as a strategic direction. In addition, the sub-

stance of Dr. Hoover's letter indicates that the strategic

directions are out of balance if research is not included.

Research plays a very important role in the classroom. It

is also already a major factor within the System as indicat-

ed by having the Desert Research Institute and the Univer-

sities performing research projects, and by the establish-

ment of the Regents' Research Affairs Committee.



Dr. Derby stated that it is not the intention to disallow

research in the strategic directions; however, the process

of inclusion is the issue and the process has not been

followed in this instance.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to include research to the strategic

directions and directed the Presidents to include their

input.



Motion failed due to lack of a second.



Dr. Derby indicated that the development of the strategic

directions is an ongoing process that will be discussed

annually. Mr. Klaich agreed and added that the last

Academic Affairs workshop addressed the strategic direc-

tions and much dialogue came forth from that workshop. He

regretted that by not adding research to the strategic

directions it is sending a negative message, but the process

must be followed. The strategic directions will never be

a final document, and development and improvement of the

document will continue each year. Mr. Foley disagreed and

stated that the Board is hearing from the experts and dis-

allowing their input. Dr. Derby stated that this issue

is being deferred until the next Academic Affairs workshop.



Mr. Klaich moved to amend the motion to include Vice Presi-

dent Hoover's memorandum be referred to the next Academic

Affairs workshop, recognizing its importance, for incorpo-

ration at a future date. Dr. Eardley seconded.



President Taranik indicated that the strategic directions'

publication is used in applying for grants. This publica-

tion will send a clear message to the sponsors of the Board

of Regents' implied feelings on research. He stated that

he has always felt that undergraduate education has not

received the necessary attention it deserves, and was very

pleased that it was addressed in the strategic directions.

However, it did not occur to him that research would not be

mentioned in the strategic directions. He strongly believed

that, at this time, the research component could be added to

the strategic directions.



President Crowley indicated that much of the information

contained in Vice President Hoover's memorandum is also

included in UNR's master plan, which has been approved. He

suggested that the Board should integrate the strategic

directions with the Campus master plans. Dr. Derby agreed,

and added that the budget should also be integrated with

these two documents.



Vice Chancellor John Richardson stated that he did not ob-

ject to adding research, because it was an oversight --.

However, it was not included in last year's stratic direc-

tions and he clarified that the System did continue to

receive federal funds without the research component in-

cluded in the strategic directions.



President Calabro clarified that the Campuses utilize a

hierarchy of documentation: Mission Statement, strategic

directions, and then the academic master plan. These

documents are used as references and bench marks for the

Campus to review itself.



Mr. Foley voted no. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 12:35 P.M. and reconvened at 3:07

P.M. Thursday, June 24, 1993, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Gallagher, Hammargren, Klaich and Price.



16. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting, held June 24, 1993, were

made by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.



(1) The Committee heard reports from the Campus committees

which had been charged by the Regents' ad hoc Committee

to gather information concerning the status of ethnic

minority students and employees on their Campus and to

report to the ad hoc Committee regarding their find-

ings and recommendations for future action. These

reports are on file in the Regents' Office. Each

report outlined activities to date, plus a list of

recommendations for future activity. Those reporting

were:



DRI Ann Mueller

NNCC Valerie Easterly

WNCC Julie King

TMCC L. D. Lovett

CCSN Patricia Butler

UNLV John Lujan

UNR Michael Coray



Mr. Lujan criticized the Board for the passage of two

items earlier in the day: 1) hiring a female Interim

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at a lower salary

than that for the current Vice Chancellor, and 2) ap-

proving a 3-year contract for a female Basketball

Coach for Women's Basketball at UNR, while last month

approving a 5-year contract for the Head Men's Foot-

ball Coach at UNR. He stated it did not matter what

the circumstances were for the actions, but that it

did not send a positive message from the Board. It

was explained that the terms of the contracts were

based on experiences of the individuals involved.



Mr. Coray, who has served as the Chairman of the Campus

Chairmen and has coordinated the survey activity, re-

lated that some 15,000 student surveys were mailed,

with a 10% return. He stated that the Committee Chair-

men feel the Campus cultures are changing in subtle and

non-subtle ways. He expressed a desire to have the

Board consider Regents' scholarships and fellowships

for minorities.



Chairman Whitley commended each of the Campuses for

the progress that has been made, but added that there

is more to be done. Dr. Coray stated that he was

pleased with the changes being made on the UNR Campus

and the commitment it has made to diversity.



(2) Future Directions - Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of

Institutional Research, reported that the Blue Ribbon

Task Force will be meeting during the Summer to review

the Campus reports and make recommendations. The

Campus Chairmen also will be meeting in late Summer or

early Fall. The Campus reports are scheduled to be

completed by October.



Mrs. Steinberg expressed her appreciation to all the

Committee Chairmen and their committees for their fine

work.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. Mr.

Graves seconded. Motion carried.



President Maxson introduced UNLV's outstanding student, Caprice

Houston.



The open meeting recessed at 3:09 P.M. and reconvened at 3:10

P.M. Thursday, June 24, 1993, with all Regents present except

Regents Derby, Gallagher, Hammargren and Whitley.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held June 24, 1993, were made by Regent Daniel J.

Klaich, Chairman.



(1) Independent Investment Firm - Approved a change of

manager for the "Value" common stock equity program

from Sanford Bernstein and Co. to Anderson Hoagland

and Company investment firm, with an allocation of $5

million. The $5 million represents 5.5% of the total

UCCSN Permanent Endowment Pool and will be available

from the closure of the Sanford Bernstein equity ac-

count.



The Chancellor's investment advisory staff interviewed

firms and recommended to the Chancellor the firm of

Anderson Hoagland and Company.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Investment Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



The open meeting recessed at 3:11 P.M. and reconvened at 3:20

P.M. Thursday, June 24, 1993, with all Regents present except

Regents Derby, Gallagher, Hammargren and Price.



18. Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held June 24, 1993, were made by Mr. Joseph M.

Foley, Acting Chairman.



(1) Report on EPSCoR Funding - Dr. David Mc Nellis, Re-

search Affairs Council, discussed the UCCSN EPSCoR

grant request. Nevada is one of the under represented

states in research. Dr. Mc Nelis will be in Washington

D. C. to discuss Nevada's proposal. Since there are

no State funds available for matching dollars for the

proposal, Dr. Mc Nelis stated they will be "creative

in finding the match".



Dr. Mc Nelis reported that Dr. Ken Hunter, UNR, will become

the new Chairman of the UCCSN Research Affairs Council, and

will, therefore, be staff to this Committee for the next

year.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Research Affairs Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 3:20 P.M. and reconvened at 4:14

P.M. Thursday, June 24, 1993, with all Regents present except

Regents Foley, Gallagher, Hammargren and Whitley.



19. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meeting, held June 24, 1993, were made by Regent

Shelley Berkley, Chairman.



(1) Report of the 1993 Legislative Session - Vice Chancel-

lor Ron Sparks requested that Board of Regents Agenda

Item 19, Tentative Operating Budget, be discussed in

conjunction with his report. He stated that the State

Legislature was still in session and although the budg-

et bills had been adopted by both money committees, the

appropriation bills probably would not be introduced

until the weekend. In addition, the revenues to fund

the authorizations are still being debated in the Leg-

islature. The joint sub-committees have adopted the

Capital Improvement budgets, but the full committees

have not. Those items which have been added to the

UCCSN budgets are 1) $719,000 for unemployment com-

pensation, 2) funding for cloud seeding by DRI will

be requested from Interim Finance, 3) increase in fees

for School of Medicine, 4) one position for the Uni-

versity Press. The proposed budget will also require

continued funding of $70,000 from the Board of Regents

for the Chancellor's Office.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the second year

of the biennium will be particularly hard for UCCSN

inasmuch as the Legislature has allowed nothing for

growth for that year from the State General Fund.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that upon adjournment

of the Legislature, his office would prepare the final

Operating Budget, which would be on the September Board

agenda.



President Meacham related that both the CCSN projects,

which were items 1 and 2 on the Regents' priority list,

were funded, but not fully funded. There are no funds

for furniture and equipment for either building. The

Legislature has indicated UCCSN should request these

funds in the next budget request.



Chairman Berkley stated that Vice Chancellor Sparks

had been very helpful throughout the Legislative Ses-

sion. She asked whether there was anything more UCCSN

could have done. Vice Chancellor Sparks replied that

he did not think so inasmuch as the State revenues

were short. However, he related that UCCSN has a

credibility problem now with the Legislature and this

should be addressed during the interim. Mr. Klaich

added that he felt the rhetoric of the North taking

money from the South (within UCCSN) has not helped the

situation. President Meacham replied that he felt the

Regents had encouraged each of the Presidents to dis-

cuss their particular situations with their Legisla-

tors and the editorial boards. He continued that he

felt UCCSN has been subsidizing the System, not just

the North; that CCSN has been 40% short of what has

been approved; and that the "fair share" statement was

from the reporter. He related that one reason they

are losing ground is because of the number of people

moving into the Las Vegas area.



(2) Review of UCCSN Related Bills - General Counsel Donald

Klasic reviewed a number of bills currently being ad-

dressed in the Legislature.



(3) New Business



A. Regents - Chairman Berkley stated that there had

been excellent UCCSN presentations before the

Legislature, and felt the Student Day was particu-

larly good. She added that next session the alum-

ni groups might like to do a similar event. She

stated she did not feel it was beneficial for

Regents to attend each day, that it had not been

particularly effective. Chairman Berkley stated

she felt there was a need to redefine the UCCSN

legislative effort and the goals of the Board, and

that she would contact UCCSN personnel to review

activities prior to making suggestions. She

thanked all those who participated in "a very

tough year".



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mr. Graves seconded.

Motion carried.



20. Approved UCCSN FY 1994 Operating Budget



Inasmuch as the Nevada State Legislature is still in session

the Board approved to continue UCCSN expenditures at the FY

1993 rate until the Legislature has adjourned and staff can

prepare a budget for Board consideration.



Mr. Graves moved approval to continue UCCSN expenditures

at the FY 1993 rate until the Legislature has adjourned and

staff can prepare a budget for Board consideration. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 4:15 P.M. and reconvened at 4:22

P.M. Thursday, June 24, 1993, with all Regents present except

Regents Foley, Graves, Hammargren, Sparks and Whitley.



21. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee



A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-

tee meeting, held June 24, 1993, were made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.



(1) Current Status - Chairman Derby related that the stu-

dent survey questionnaires were being processed and

the Campuses would report to the Committee in Septem-

ber. She stated that there are several UCCSN Code

revisions under consideration by the sub-committee.



The Committee will make a presentation at the Associ-

ation of Community College Trustees (ACCT) National

Conference in Toronto, Canada, September 30 through

October 2, 1993. There will be six people on the

panel.



An August meeting is planned for the Committee to meet

with the Campus Chairmen to discuss future plans. One

of the directions will be a review of Campus Affirma-

tive Action offices.



(2) Approved additional funding in the amount of $7500 from

the Regents' Special Projects Funds. These funds would

be used to complete the student surveys on the Campuses

and to provide funding for those persons who will be on

the panel for the ACCT meeting in Toronto, Canada.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Status of Women Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 4:23 P.M. and reconvened at 8:18

A.M. Friday, June 24, 1993, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Graves, Hammargren and Price.



President Maxson presented a 12-minute video entitled, "UNLV,

Rising Star", and another video which highlighted the super

computer at UNLV.



Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.



22. Report on Super Computer, UNLV



President Maxson introduced Dr. David Mc Nelis, Associate

Vice President for Research, and Dr. Bahram Nassersharif,

Director of the Super Computer Center. They presented a

report on the super computer housed at UNLV. There are now

two super computers housed at UNLV and the usage has in-

creased dramatically.



Mr. Graves returned to the meeting.



Dr. Mc Nelis stated that through the aid of Nevada's con-

gressional delegation, UNLV was able to obtain $10 million

to purchase the super computer which started operations in

July, 1990. In addition, a gift of $2 million has been re-

ceived. However, the super computers need to be upgraded

and maintained to remain effective. Chairman Sparks in-

dicated that Nevada is a winning partner in this project.

She requested that a tour of the Super Computer Center be

arranged for Board members in the future.



Dr. Nassersharif reported that 90% of the capacity on the

super computer is in use with 30% being used commercially.

Dr. Mc Nelis reported that computer terminal clusters have

been placed throughout the UNLV Campus with public access.



Chairman Sparks suggested that more publicity be developed

on this project. She commended Linus Natowski, who pro-

duced the video tape on the super computer, on a most im-

pressive project. She felt that the video tape could be

used as a recruiting and marketing tool for UNLV.



Mrs. Price returned to the meeting.



23. Information Only: System Priority Issues, 1993-98



A discussion was held on a report which was made from the

Chancellor's staff, Presidents, Faculty Senate Chairmen,

and student representatives on priority issues for the

5-year period, 1993-98.



Prior to the selection phase of the Chancellor's search,

the System needs to consider the issue which it will be

facing in the coming years in order to develop an appro-

priate position description and announcement. In a memo-

randum dated April 19, 1993, Chairman Sparks requested that

members of the Council of Presidents, the Faculty Senate

Chairs, the Student Government Presidents, and Chancellor's

Office staff prepare brief background papers regarding the

important issues and priorities they believe the System

will be facing during the next five years. The Board en-

visions that such papers will not be written by individual

members of each group, but that individuals will combine

their views into a single paper that represents the think-

ing of each group.



The Board also heard a presentation on the organizational

review, which the Board requested that its staff conduct

beginning last Fall.



Chancellor's Staff Ref. F-A

Presidents Ref. F-B

Faculty Senate Ref. F-C



Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research,

highlighted the priority issues put forth by the Chancel-

lor's staff, as contained in Ref. F-A, filed in the Regents'

Office. The Chancellor's staff reviewed the strategic di-

rections for UCCSN and have identified the following issues

as critical over the next five years.



Increasing Demand for Higher Eduction

Decreasing Resources for Higher Education

Maintaining Access to Higher Education

Ensuring Accountability

Organizational Effectiveness



There are many issues that will face the UCCSN over the next

5 years. As the above issues converge, the System leader-

ship will confront questions concerning enrollment manage-

ment, affordability of higher education, appropriate tuition

levels, sources of enhanced revenues, academic program man-

agement, program relevance, the appropriate use of technol-

ogy, the image of the UCCSN with the public and other ques-

tions that cannot yet be anticipated. The Chancellor of the

UCCSN, because of his/her central role in the System struc-

ture, must play a central role of leadership for the System

as the System questions old assumptions and meets new and

continuing challenges in order to provide quality higher

education for the State.



President Meacham highlighted the priority issues put forth

by the Presidents, as contained in Ref. F-B, filed in the

Regents' Office. The following is a list of items that the

UCCSN Presidents feel the UCCSN Chancellor should have ex-

pertise in to carry out the position efficiently:



Educational Environment

System Environment

Legislative Advocacy

Constituent Relations



Mrs. Whitley questioned each of the Presidents on whether

the next Chancellor should have a Ph. D. and the Presidents

responded individually and reflected their own personal

feelings.



President Meacham stated that the next Chancellor should

have a doctorate degree.



President Gwaltney stated that he did not feel it necessary

to have a Ph. D., but did feel it necessary to have profes-

sional experience in higher education.



President Taranik stated that leadership is the key issue

as reflected in the organizational review and it was not

necessary to have a Ph. D.



President Calabro suggested that when recruiting for the

position it should state "degree is desirable or equivalent

service".



Dr. Bill Bonaudi, representing President Remington, stated

that experience and ability should be highly considered.



President Crowley stated that the System has employed 4

Chancellors since its inception; 2 served with doctorates

and 2 without doctorates. It was not necessay to have a

doctorate.



President Maxson stated that a doctorate should not be re-

quired; however, the person should have appropriate educa-

tion and experience.



TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman Dan Mc Clure highlighted the

priority issues put forth by the Faculty Senate Chairmen,

as contained in Ref. F-C, filed in the Regents' Office.

The following is a list of priorities.



Commitment to delivering quality education at all

levels.

Commitment to improving salary and benefits.

Commitments to reach full funding of support formulas.

Commitment to improve service to rural communities.

Commitment to shared governance.



ASUN President Jim Grogan highlighted the priority issues

put forth by the student representatives, as follows:



Diversify institutions

Quality instruction

Working relationship with Presidents, Faculty Senate

Chairmen, student representatives, faculty and

students

Working relationship with Board of Regents to gather

essential information, rank goals, and secure fund-

ing

Spokesperson for UCCSN



Mr. Klaich stated that the next Chancellor should be able

to think creatively and address issues such as urban Com-

munity Colleges providing more cost effective education;

increase in students; grade requirements; admission stand-

ards; staffing and funding ratios. Dr. Eardley added that

the next Chancellor should be able to provide representa-

tion on health care in Nevada.



President Calabro agreed with Dr. Eardley and stated that

the System employees need to be able to understand their

health care benefits and to be able to recommend health

benefits to the statewide committee.



Dr. Eardley stated that there should be shared governance

and shared responsibility throughout the System.



Dr. Derby stated that part-time faculty issues need to be

addressed. Some of the best teaching comes from the part-

time faculty and they need to be integrated into the Sys-

tem. She felt that some of these faculty are being ex-

ploited and are not receiving any help in faculty develop-

ment or training.



Mrs. Whitley indicated that prominent businesses do not

operate successfully by hiring part-time employees. This

issue must be addressed in the future.



Mr. Klaich suggested that these reports be used as the

basis of a workshop session with detailed discussion and

then action taken by the Board of Regents. He felt a need

to set short-term priorities.



24. Information Only: Chancellor's Search Procedures



Discussion was held on the Chancellor's search procedures,

including job description and Search Committee. The UCCSN

Code, Section 1.5.3, Vacancy in the Office of the Chancel-

lor, states:



Whenever a vacancy occurs or is about to occur in

the position of Chancellor, an ad hoc committee

composed of members of the Board of Regents shall

be appointed by the Board's Chair for the purpose

of recruiting and screening applicants and for

recommending a nominee or nominees to the Board of

Regents for appointment and such other assistance

as it may request. Before it makes its recommenda-

tion or recommendations to the Board, the Committee

shall consult with an advisory committee consisting

of the Presidents of the System institutions, the

Chairs of the Senates and the Presidents of the

Student Governments.



Mrs. Berkley stated that before the Chancellor's Search

Committee is established, the full Board must decide what

should be expected from the next Chancellor and then give

a mandate to the Chancellor's Search Committee to select

applicants that comply with the expectations of the Board

of Regents.



Chairman Sparks stated that it was her intention to have

the Chancellor's Search Committee meet with the full Board

to discuss the qualifications of the Chancellor.



Mr. Foley suggested that the Board be able to review the

reports from the Chancellor's staff, Presidents, Faculty

Senate Chairmen, and student representatives on UCCSN

priorities before beginning the search process.



It was determined that the criteria must be set prior to

beginning a search, and that the search process and timing

of the selection are critical. Chancellor Dawson stated

that it is best to offer a candidate the position at the

end of the academic year and suggested that by September

specific criteria be set by the Board. Dr. Eardley stated

that the process should not be rushed and should be complet-

ed by next Spring. He stated that it was critical that the

full Board discuss the criteria and qualifications prior

to beginning the search process.



Mrs. Berkley suggested that the Board of Regents hold a

special meeting to discuss the qualifications and make

policy decisions on the position of Chancellor. Chairman

Sparks directed Secretary Moser to contact each Regent and

schedule a special meeting.



25. Approved Professional Salaries



Inasmuch as the Nevada State Legislature is still in ses-

sion, the Board approved to continue, by way of resolution,

professional salaries for FY 1994 for those persons whose

salaries are approved by the Board.



Mrs. Price moved approval to continue professional salaries

for FY 1994 with the same terms and conditions as FY 1993

for those persons whose salaries are approved by the Board,

and to discontinue multi-year rolling contracts for those

persons with tenure. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



26. Approved Handbook Change, Early Retirement Incentive Program



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 25,

Early Retirement Incentive Program. These changes would

remove the reference to age in the incentive payment, speci-

fy that application must be made not later than December 31,

1993, and expire the plan on June 30, 1994, as contained in

Ref. G, filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook changes regard-

ing Early Retirement Incentive Program. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded.



It was explained that these changes are necessary for UCCSN

to be in compliance with the Anti-Age Discrimination Act.

The current policy would be subject to challenge in a court

of law. The proposed policy removes the reference to age,

shortens the time frame of the incentive program to July 30,

1994, and shortens the application window of opportunity to

December 31, 1993. Upon questioning, it was determined that

these proposed changes will be honored.



UNR Vice President for Finance Ashok Dhingra explained that

UNR originally developed this program in order to provide

for elimination of faculty in non-productive or questionable

programs and then hire new faculty who could contribute to

the new direction of the institution. It allowed flexibil-

ity to hire less expensive faculty.



President Maxson stated that he opposed the Early Retirement

Incentive Program which allowed senior experienced employees

to leave and find employment elsewhere -- it is contradic-

tory to his belief. UCCSN should not release good employees

in order to hire "cheaper" employees.



President Crowley indicated that the System Compensation

Committee has reviewed this policy and has indicated that

the program should not be terminated at this time because

it allows faculty to make plans. The proposed changes

have unanimous support by the Presidents and the Faculty

Senates.



Motion carried.



27. Approved Board of Regents Meeting Calendar, 1995



Approved the Board of Regents' meeting calendar for 1995, as

follows:



1995



January 12-13 Las Vegas

February 23-24 WNCC, Carson City

March 30-31 Las Vegas

May 18-19 Reno

June 29-30 Las Vegas

September 7-8 TMCC, Reno

October 19-20 Las Vegas

November 30 &

December 1 Reno



Note: Consumer Electronics Show is

scheduled for January 5-8 in

Las Vegas.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the 1995 Board of Regents'

meeting calendar. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



28. Approved Naming of Campus Quadrangle, NNCC



Granted permission to name the quadrangle in the center of

the NNCC Campus the "Harris Quadrangle" in honor of contri-

butions made to Northern Nevada Community College by Fred

and Helen Harris.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to name the NNCC quadrangle

the Harris Quadrangle. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion

carried.



29. Approved Naming of Circle Road, NNCC



Granted permission to name the road circling the NNCC

Campus the "Chilton Circle" in honor of contributions

made to Northern Nevada Community College by Mark and

Kathryn Chilton.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to name the NNCC circle road

the Chilton Circle. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Graves left the meeting.



30. Information Only: Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Educa-

tion Program



The UCCSN Chancellor's Office is designated by the U. S.

Department of Education as the agency responsible for ad-

ministering the higher education portion of the Dwight D.

Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education program. Each

year Chancellor's Office staff publish a request for pro-

posals (RFP) regarding programs to train K-12 teachers and

students in mathematics and science and circulate this RFP

to all higher education institutions in the State. Mrs.

Karen Steinberg, the Eisenhower Higher Education Coordina-

tor for Nevada, provided an overview of the program and

information about projects funded, as contained in Ref. H,

filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Steinberg informed the Regents that project number 7,

UNLV Southern Nevada Young Scientist Camp, will be demon-

strated to them during the lunch period. Chairman Sparks

encouraged those who would be attending the luncheon to

interact with the students.



31. Information Only: Report on AGB Meeting



Those Regents who attended the Association of Governing

Boards (AGB) Conference gave brief reports.



Dr. Eardley reported that he attended a session on Board

Chairmen and Vice Chairmen. Some of the issues discussed

were: 1) begin and end meetings on time; 2) review per-

centage of time spent on issues; 3) treat all Board members

the same, regardless of personal feelings; 4) Presidents

should be allowed to discuss issues with Board members;

however, the Board and Chancellor should not be surprised

and the Chancellor should make each member aware of the is-

sue; 5) Board members should conduct self-evaluations; 6)

schedule informal discussions with Presidents; and 7) the

Chairman should set pattern on the Board.



Regents Graves and Hammargren entered the meeting.



Mr. Graves reported that higher education problems are

universal and Nevada is in the forefront of many issues,

such as transferability and strategic directions and

academic master planning. He attended a seminar on how

to become a better Board member, which dealt mostly with

how to get better candidates for appointed boards. Another

seminar he attended dealt with contracts. It was stated

that there should not be rolling contracts in higher edu-

cation and that athletic coaches usually have better con-

tracts than the Presidents due to the market place.



Mrs. Price reported on the following issues: 1) open

meeting law requirements; 2) setting agendas -- should

only discuss policy issues; 3) should not micro-manage

the institutions; 4) responsibility of hiring and firing

Presidents; 5) utilize Total Quality Management by keep-

ing data and performing assessments; 6) keep Presidents

involved; 7) Nevada's current System structure is wonder-

ful compared to other States.



Dr. Eardley suggested that all committee meetings be held

two weeks prior to the regularly scheduled Board of Regents'

meetings.



Dr. Derby also suggested that self-evaluations be conducted

every 3 years. She felt that AGB had many shortcomings;

however, national conferences are important for Board mem-

bers to attend.



Chairman Sparks reported that she attended a pre-conference

workshop on foundations. She highlighted the following is-

sues: 1) all entities have legislative functions; 2) fund

raising efforts should be conducted for the betterment of

the entire institution; 3) perception vs. reality should be

reviewed; 4) the CEO should take charge and coordinate all

fund raising; 5) Board should not micro-manage; 6) endow-

ment committees should be addressed; 7) everything should

be made public; and 8) private foundations do affect the

status of the institution.



Chairman Sparks also reported on higher education issues

for the 90's, such as federal spending on research, infla-

tion, charitable gifts, and multi-campus systems. She was

pleased to represent Nevada.



Upon questioning it was relayed that Nevada is unique; it

has more automony due to its constitutional role and author-

ity. However, most Legislatures across the country do have

control of the funding of higher education. Mrs. Price

noted that elected boards do have more accountability than

appointed boards.



32. Emergency Item: Gift from Claude Howard



Chancellor Dawson requested consideration of an emergency

item regarding a gift from Mr. Claude I. Howard. Mr. Howard

would like to build a child care facility at NNCC in the

immediate future. This matter had arisen after the agenda

was posted and Mr. Howard wanted to start construction be-

fore the Board's September meeting.



Mr. Foley moved approval to consider an emergency item re-

garding acceptance of a gift from Mr. Claude I. Howard. Mr.

Graves seconded. Motion carried.



33. Accepted a Gift from Claude Howard, Child Care Facility,

NNCC



The Board accepted a gift from Mr. Claude I. Howard in which

a building would be constructed for a child care facility

at NNCC.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept a gift of a building to house

the child care facility at NNCC from Mr. Claude I. Howard,

and directed NNCC to work with the State Public Works Board

on this project. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Dean of Instruction Bill Bonaudi explained that NNCC had

approached Mr. Howard and it has been determined that the

building would be approximately 5000 square feet with a

pitched roof to accommodate the heavy Winters in the Elko

area. Already NNCC has attracted 100 families to have been

placed on a waiting list until the project is completed.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that Mr. Howard has been generous

throughout the System and he is greatly appreciated.



Chairman Sparks indicated that Mr. Howard has provided the

System with facilities that were planned for in the future.

He sees a need in the System and provides immediate grati-

fication.



ASB President Melody Carlyle stated that a student ques-

tionnaire was circulated at NNCC and it indicated that

child care services were very much needed. On behalf of

the student body at NNCC, Ms. Carlyle extended appreciation

to Mr. Howard for his generosity.



NNCC Dean of College Services Carl Diekhans stated that

this is in a very preliminary stage; however, it is the

desire of NNCC to begin construction immediately with

completion in Spring, 1994.



Dr. Bonaudi announced that the facility will be named the

Mark H Dawson Child Care Center.



Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:25 A.M. and reconvened at

1:45 P.M. Friday, June 25, 1993, with all Regents present

except Regents Berkley and Foley.



34. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held June 8, 1993, were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher,

Chairman.



(1) OMB Circular A-133, Single Audit Report - Mr. Brian

Merryman, Deloitte & Touche, UCCSN independent audit-

ing team, reported on the OMB A-133, Single Audit

Report for the two years ending June 30, 1992. He

reported that the University and Community College

System was in compliance with all federal laws, there

were no material weaknesses in management of the pro-

gram, and there were no material problems related to

finances. Mr. Merryman explained that the federal

reporting procedures had changed, they had gone from

an A-110 to an A-133 audit; therefore, the audit had

taken more time than usual.



It was explained that there just isn't enough staff

in the Controller's office to monitor all the report-

ing dates; however, Departments and Directors are be-

ing contacted, and staff is discussing a means that

will handle this problem for the future.



Ms. Laura Humberger, Deloitte & Touche, stated she was

very comfortable that the documentation was in place,

and understands that the change in the new computer

system will document date of disbursements to stu-

dents. Ann Audrain, DRI, stated the recommendations

in their report have been implemented.



Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love explained

that the A-133 reports will now be done annually and

the next reports to the Committee should see these

matters corrected. He cautioned, however, that with

so many grants involved, there probably will always

be a few reports that are late. He added that the

federal government does audit their own grants and

even though items might be missing on the initial

search, UCCSN has always been able to finalize the

grants as demanded by the federal government.



Mr. Merryman stated that next year his team will ex-

amine each of these findings listed as not imple-

mented to assure the problems have been corrected.

In answer to a question from Mrs. Price concerning

"material" finding, Mr. Merryman stated that was

the degree of compliance with procedures; i. e.,

if the auditors feel any funds had been misspent,

that would have been a material finding. Mr. Dennis

Gauger, Deloitte & Touche team, stated the auditors

usually look at 5-10% to determine if a funding matter

is material; however, it is really a judgement call.



Mr. Gauger stated that the outside auditors follow

the procedures outlined by his firm, the grants, the

federal government, and standard accounting practices.

He noted that all deviations or differences are docu-

mented. They are then reviewed with management, after

which a judgement is made whether it is a reportable

finding. In answer to a question from Mrs. Price,

Mr. Gauger and the other Committee members agreed,

that if the outside auditing firm states "there are

no material findings", the Committee can accept that

statement. Chairman Gallagher stated that when there

is a consistently reported finding, the Audit Commit-

tee needs to know why that is happening.



Ms. Humberger stated that she was most appreciative

of the cooperation from the internal audit staff.

Mr. Love commended the Campus staffs for their co-

operation, also. Mr. Merryman added that UCCSN prob-

ably does better in compliance, than the other agen-

cies involved.



The report is on file in the Regents' Office.



(2) Schedule for FY 1993-94 Audits to be Performed - Act-

ing Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the schedule of audits that will be performed during

FY 1993-94. A copy is on file in the Regents' Office.



(3) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the CCSN Associated Students of Southern

Nevada, July 1, 1991 through December 31, 1992. The

report is on file in the Regents' Office.



(4) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the follow-up report of the Thomas and Mack Center,

UNLV, July 1, 1990 through February 28, 1991. The

report is on file in the Regents' Office.



Chairman Gallagher stated the Audit Committee had

asked Mr. Love to monitor the transfer letters be-

tween Thomas and Mack Center and the Department of

Athletics; however, the auditors should not be moni-

toring something they will be investigating. There-

fore, a letter will be sent to President Maxson to

ask that the UNLV Controller monitor such transfers.



(5) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the follow-up report of the Student Development Center

UNLV, July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The report

is on file in the Regents' Office.



(6) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the follow-up audit of the College of Hotel Adminis-

tration, UNLV, July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992.

The report is on file in the Regents' Office.



(7) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the follow-up report of the College of Agriculture,

Main Street Station, UNR, July 1, 1990 through March

31, 1992. The report is on file in the Regents'

Office.



Mrs. Price questioned whether there was a written

policy on monitoring of telephone bills. Mr. Tom

Judy, UNR Controller, replied there is no written

policy; however, each Department or Dean is required

to monitor these. There is a policy in the State

Administrative Manual and the President's office has

so informed each Department.



A discussion was held on workmen's compensation for

part-time employees. Mrs. Price questioned whether

a policy was needed for interns.



(8) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the follow-up audit of the Nevada Bureau of Mines,

UNR, July 1, 1990 through May 31, 1991. The report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(9) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the follow-up audit of the JTU Activities Office, UNR,

July 1, 1989 through December 31, 1990. The report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



There had been a number of cash control problems with

this office. Mr. Love related that Mr. Tom Judy, UNR

Controller, had conducted an audit during the year,

and he assured the Committee that they were doing a

number of close follow-ups until all recommendations

have been implemented.



(10) New Business - Chairman Gallagher announced this would

be her last meeting as Chairman. Dr. Eardley credited

Chairman Gallagher with the best managed Audit Commit-

tee ever. Chairman Gallagher thanked the audit staff

for their cooperation throughout the two years.



Chairman Sparks indicated that the Audit Committee is a very

hard-working Committee that is often unappreciated. Mrs.

Price agreed and added that the staff is under-equipped.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion

carried.



35. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held June 24, 1993, were made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.



(1) Approved the B. S. in Hydrogeology at UNR, as contained

in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents' Office.



The proposed program is designed to prepare graduates

for entry level professional employment related to

hydrologic, hydrogeologic and environmental geologic

concerns, as well as provide a foundation for graduate

study in hydrologic sciences.



There is a growing need to address water issues in the

State, and the demand for baccalaureate trained indi-

viduals in hydrogeology is increasing. It is estimated

that 30 students will be enrolled by the 4th year of

the program. No new faculty costs are anticipated;

however, two new Teaching Assistants will be needed.



Vice President Robert Hoover, UNR, introduced Professor

Steve Wheatcraft, who directs the program.



(2) Approved the major in Health Sciences at UNR, as con-

tained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents' Office.



This will expand the 3 existing majors in the health

profession field by establishing a program for students

who wish to pursue careers such as optometry, podiatry,

pharmacy and chiropracty.



A major in Health Sciences will provide students with

the option of earning a more appropriate undergraduate

degree for entry into professional schools. The cur-

riculum will be similar to the current premedical and

predental degrees, but flexible tracks will allow for

adapting to changing requirements of professional

schools. No new funds, equipment or facilities are

required.



Vice President Hoover introduced Dean Jean Perry, Col-

lege of Human and Community Sciences at UNR.



(3) Approved a name change from the Department of Community

Health Sciences to Department of Health Sciences at UNR

as contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



The elimination of the word "Community" will reduce

confusion with the College of Human and Community

Sciences. As well, the new title is commonly used in

other Universities for a variety of health-related

Departments and programs and will coincide with the

title of the Health Sciences major request in item #2

above.



(4) Approved the name change of the major Resources Manage-

ment to Environmental and Natural Resources Science at

UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-4, filed in the Regents'

Office.



This change in title will better reflect current pro-

gram offerings and the departmental name change made

in conjunction with the reorganization of the College

of Agriculture, approved by the Board of Regents in

May.



(5) Approved a title change from the Department of Counsel-

ing and Educational Psychology and Foundations to the

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at

UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-5, filed in the Regents'

Office.



The Department has refocused its areas of emphases and

no longer has a specialist in the "foundations" area

(history and philosophy of education). As this is now

integrated throughout the curricula of various programs

the change will better reflect the current areas of

content within the Department.



(6) Multi-year and Revolving Contracts - The Committee

agreed to wait until Fall so that Faculty Senates

could have input. Chairman Derby stressed that there

is a range of contractual arrangements for teaching

faculty from one year to lecturers to tenure track.

Mr. Klaich stated he was not opposed to teaching

faculty having multi-year or revolving contracts if

there is good reason; however, he does oppose revolv-

ing contracts for Administrators.



Unit Faculty Senate Chairman Diane Dietrich related

that she represents a number of non-teaching profes-

sionals and asked whether they would be included in

the academic discussions. It was agreed that the

Committee would undertake discussions for teaching

professional, and that the discussions for non-teach-

ing professionals would be heard by the Board of

Regents.



General Counsel Donald Klasic pointed out that the

UCCSN Code contains language for non-tenured employees,

that after 3 years employment all non-tenured profes-

sionals are eligible for multi-year contracts. Presi-

dent Maxson stated that such contracts are issued

judiciously.



(7) Grading Policy - The Committee forwarded this item to

the Board of Regents for further discussion inasmuch

as the Committee at the May meeting had recommended

the adoption of the policy change as contained in

Ref. AA-7, which is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee with the exception of

item 7. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



ASTM President Don Isler stated that TMCC is in favor of

the plus/minus grading policy along with issuing an "F"

grade. This will allow TMCC to have a true GPA. He re-

ported that ASUN (UNR) does not approve of the plus/minus

grading policy, although they do agree to have a systemwide

policy. Mr. Isler suggested minor revisions to the pro-

posed policy as contained in Ref. AA-7, as follows:



1) Under footnote number 4, change the word "should" to

"shall".



2) Change the implementation date to Fall 1994.



3) Delete footnotes 1 and 2. He felt this was micro-

managing the institutions and it should be up to the

individual faculty member to exercise either using

plus/minus and/or issuing an "F" grade.



A lengthy discussion was held regarding the pros and cons

of the proposed grading policy.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

the UCCSN Grading Policy, with the exception of changing

the word under footnote number 4 from "should" to "shall".

The implementation date will remain effective Fall 1993.

Mr. Graves seconded. Mrs. Whitley voted no. Motion car-

ried.



36. Information Only: Report on Five-Year Contracts, UNLV



During the May 1993 Board meeting, Regent Hammargren pre-

sented his opposition to 5-year sports contracts. He

wrote a letter stating many reasons regarding what he felt

were inappropriate sports contracts by UNLV. President

Maxson disputed that they were illegal or inappropriate

and stated that he would provide a written answer to Dr.

Hammargren's concerns.



It was requested that a written report with discussion as

to the appropriateness of these 5-year contracts be submit-

ted. President Maxson distributed a memorandum, dated

June 23, 1993, which is filed in the Regents' Office. He

apologized for the tardiness in responding to Dr. Hammar-

gren's concerns.



Mr. Graves stated that he was not in favor of 5-year con-

tracts; however, 5-year contracts are offered across the

country and Nevada must be able to stay in the market

place when hiring personnel.



37. Approved Election of Officers



The Board of Regents Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2, stipu-

lates the election of Officers for the Board.



Section 2. The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be elected

from among the membership of the Board at the organization-

al meeting of the Board held during the Board's last meet-

ing of the fiscal year ending during an odd-numbered year

and shall serve two-year terms, to commence on the follow-

ing July 1. The Chairman or Vice Chairman may serve only

two successive terms in the respective office, but may be

re-elected to such office after an intervening term. In

the event of a vacancy in office, the Board shall fill the

vacancy for the remainder of the term by election at the

next regularly scheduled meeting of the Bord. No person

serving more than 3 successive years as Chairman or Vice

Chairman shall be elected to successive terms in those

respective offices.



Note: Item 12 was adopted, the term of office is now one

year.



Chairman Sparks called for nominations for Chairman of the

Board.



Mrs. Gallagher nominated Dr. James Eardley.



Mrs. Galalgher moved unanimous approval of the election of

Dr. James Eardley as Chairman of the Board. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Sparks called for nominations for Vice Chairman of

the Board.



Mrs. Berkley nominated Mr. Madison Graves.



Mrs. Berkley moved unanimous approval of the election of

Mr. Madison Graves as Vice Chairman of the Board. Dr.

Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich expressed his personal thanks to Chairman Sparks

and her family. The Board presented Chairman Sparks with

a bouquet of roses and a plaque for her service as Chairman.



Chairman Sparks stated that during her term there have been

some wonderful issues addressed, more positive ones than

negative. She thanked everyone for the support they have

given her and her family. She has enjoyed serving UCCSN in

this capacity. Quality education and protection of higher

education's integrity were the most important issues dur-

ing her term.



38. New Business



A. Regents - Mrs. Whitley requested the Chancellor's

Office to meet with the Presidents and faculty to dis-

cuss development programs for part-time faculty.



Mr. Graves requested General Counsel Klasic to review

liability insurance for members who serve on the founda-

tion boards.



Dr. Eardley stated that as the Board's new Chairman,

he intends to review Board action and hopes to provide

leadership for more productivity. He will be analyz-

ing how much time is spent on particular issues. He

stated that he will submit to the members of the Board

a letter indicating his objectives during his term as

Chairman and requested the members to respond accord-

ingly. He stated that he was pleased that the Board

members elected him as Chairman and thanked them for

this opportunity to serve UCCSN in this capacity.



B. Public - Ms. Dale Warden, CCSN student, addressed the

Board and indicated that she was very upset about the

treatment she has received from a CCSN Professor. She

has brought this issue to the top Administrators at

CCSN, but the matter has not been resolved to her sat-

isfaction. She requested the Board of Regents to

direct Professor Ray Rich to apologize in writing to

her for his noncompliance with the Americans Disabili-

ties Act.



Vice President Herb Peebles indicated that Professor

Rich has been requested to comply with her wishes, but

has chosen not to abide by that request.



President Meacham stated that CCSN is not in the busi-

ness to embarrass its students; however, this is a

personnel issue and suggested that the Board of Regents

if they wish to could call a Closed Session to discuss

this issue further.



General Counsel Klasic suggested that this issue be

submitted in writing to General Counsel's office for

review. Chairman Sparks indicated that, at this time,

the Board of Regents could not address this issue.



CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni thanked Presi-

dent Meacham for supporting faculty member Ray Rich and

indicated that Professor Rich is not obligated to apol-

ogize in writing to the student.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she did not wish to turn an

unhappy student away and requested that the Board

address this issue. Mrs. Whitley responded that this

was a personnel issue that should not be discussed at

this time. Mr. Klaich agreed, stated that the Board

of Regents is a policy-making Board and should not

have to address this issue. Mr. Doug Burris, Director

of Community College Affairs, stated that the Board

has received this issue and it will be reviewed through

the appropriate channels. He agreed that this was not

appropriate for public discussion.



The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

06-24-1993