06/25/1992

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 25-26, 1992








06-25-1992

Pages 1-45



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

June 25-26, 1992



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Grant Hall,

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



Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Vice Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



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

Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC, for

President Ron Remington

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairman Carolyn Collins (CCSN),

Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Egami (DRI), Michon Mackedon

(WNCC), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Ellen Pillard (UNR), Robert Skaggs

(UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Vice Chairman James Eardley called the meeting to order at 10:00

A.M. Thursday, June 25, 1992, with all Regents present except

Regents Foley, Hammargren, Sparks and Whitley.



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

14-15, 1992 and minutes of the special meeting held

June 9, 1992.



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

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



(3) Approved the following appointments to the School of

Medicine Advisory Board:



Larry Struve, Reno

Ron Zideck, Reno



(4) Approved awarding Mr. Chris Ault a $10,000 bonus for

his performance during 1991. As Head Coach of the

Wolf Pack football program, Mr. Ault was commended by

the Regents for an outstanding 1991 football season

and for the great honor he brought to intercollegiate

athletics 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 the Intercollegiate Athletics Funds (non-state

budget).



(5) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



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

ment of Transportation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

May 31, 1993

Amount : $9000 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Investigation of a rockfall hazard

rating and mitigation for highway

rock cuts in Lake Tahoe area

(Nevada-California border).



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

ment of Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene

and Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: June 30, 1992 through June 30,

1993

Amount : $11,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide one Psychology

Doctoral Intern to perform full

range of appropriate psychological

services to Rural Clinics Admin-

istrative Office.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene

and Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $11,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide Psychology Doctoral

Interns to perform psychological

testing, individual, group and

family psychotherapy to Nevada

Mental Health Institute.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the City of Reno

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: June 30, 1992 through July 1, 1993

Amount : $62,000 to City of Reno

Purpose : Reduction of amount to be paid to

City of Reno for dispatch services

on behalf of UNR PD.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Division of Real

Estate (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $42,838 to UNR

Purpose : Various real estate programs to be

presented in Reno and Sparks.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Employ-

ment Security Department (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: August 1, 1992 through January

31, 1993

Amount : $24,500 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide hearings officers

to assist in Employment Security

Department in conducting unemploy-

ment compensation appeals hearings

in Reno.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

Nevada Department of Human Resources/Health

Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $6454 maximum to Medical School

Purpose : Medical School to provide facili-

ties and staff toward screening,

examination and recommend services

for the Children's Cleft Palate

Clinic.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

Nevada Department of Human Resources/Health

Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $6000 to Medical School

Purpose : Medical School to provide consul-

tation and education on communi-

cable diseases to the Carson City

Health Department.



I. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

Nevada Department of Human Resources/Division

of Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene

and Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $172,290 to Medical School

Purpose : Medical School to provide psychi-

atric coverage to Rural Clinics

Offices in Carson City, Fallon,

Gardnerville, Yerington and Elko.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

Nevada Department of Human Resources/Division

of Health (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $19,200 to Medical School

Purpose : Medical School to conduct genetic

specialty clinics in concert with

staff of Special Children's

Clinics.



K. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada State

Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $1800 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Informa-

tion System.



L. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the Nevada State

Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $1500 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Informa-

tion System.



M. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Nevada State

Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $2100 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Informa-

tion System.



N. UCCSN Board of Regents/NNCC and the Nevada State

Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $600 to SOICC

Purpose : Access to Nevada Career Informa-

tion System.



O. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Division

of Real Estate (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $16,785 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to present continuing educa-

tion courses and seminars to real

estate licensees.



P. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County

(Grant of Easement)



Effective Date: When approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $1 to UNLV

Purpose : Easement to Clark County to re-

construct, maintain and repair

underground and above-ground traf-

fic signal and intersection light-

ing facilities on Maryland Parkway

between Elizabeth Avenue and Cot-

tage Grove Avenue.



P. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County

(Grant of Easement)



Effective Date: When approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $1 to UNLV

Purpose : Easement to Clark County to re-

construct, maintain and repair

underground and above-ground traf-

fic signal and intersection light-

ing facilities on Maryland Parkway

between Elizabeth Avenue and Cot-

tage Grove Avenue.



Q. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993

Amount : $4500 to UNLV

Purpose : Endemic Fish Study.



R. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1992

Amount : $12,425 to UNLV

Purpose : Fisheries Investigation at Lake

Mead.



S. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Transportation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $25,000 to UNLV

Purpose : Function Requirements Study for

potential of a Geographical In-

formation System (GIS) at Depart-

ment of Transportation.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval

of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the or-

der of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



President Maxson welcomed Journalism Professor Mary Hausch

and her class to the meeting. Ms. Hausch is a former edu-

cation reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.



President Maxson introduced Ms. Aliza Pro, Graduate Student

Association President at UNLV.



President Crowley introduced Mr. Laurence Doyle, Graduate

Student Association President at UNR.



3. Chairman's Report



Vice Chairman Eardley requested General Counsel Klasic to

brief the Board on the pending Nevada State Press Associa-

tion law suit that has been filed against the Board of

Regents.



General Counsel Klasic reported that the Board of Regents

held a closed personnel session on January 9, 1992 and as

a result the Nevada State Press Association filed a claim

that there was a violation of the Nevada Open Meeting Law.

The Attorney General's opinion stated that there was no

violation of the Nevada Open Meeting Law. However, the

Nevada State Press Association was not satisfied with the

opinion and filed a law suit in the later part of March

claiming that the Nevada Open Meeting Law was violated and

requested injunctive release be presented. There were

approximately 45 days to answer the response and on May,

on behalf of the Board of Regents, General Counsel Klasic

filed an answer as well as motion for summary judgement.

The Nevada State Press Association requested some addition-

al time to file and answer a brief. They filed an answering

brief earlier this month. There is now a little time to

file a reply brief and General Counsel intends to do this

in July. He felt that there may be a hearing at the end of

July on the motion at which time a decision will be made

to either grant the motion or deny it. If denied, then it

will go to trial at a later date.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson announced that this meeting would be the

last meeting for Mrs. Karen Steinberg to serve as Acting

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He extended his

thanks to her serving as Acting Vice Chancellor during the

last 11 months.



Chancellor Dawson announced that Nevada has once again been

chosen to receive an EPSCoR grant. The annual meeting of

EPSCoR will be held in October in Las Vegas. Additional

details will be forthcoming.



A meeting with the Governor and Budget Director is scheduled

for Friday, June 26, 1992, at the Governor's Las Vegas Of-

fice. The persons that have been invited to participate

in this meeting on behalf of UCCSN are Regents Berkley,

Eardley, Foley and Klaich, and Presidents Crowley, Gwaltney,

Maxson and Meacham.



Chancellor Dawson reported that the Tuition and Fees Policy

Review Committee, which has representation from each of the

six instructional institutions as well as from students and

Regents, has met three times to discuss the UCCSN tuition

and fees policy. While the Committee will continue its work

over the Summer, it is anticipated that a draft policy will

be presented for Board review in August. This timetable

would enable incorporation of any new policy recommendations

into the biennial budget, as well as allow student review

and input early this Fall.



To date, the Committee has discussed the following issues:



The Regents should use several non-binding guides in

addition to the WICHE average (i. e., needs assessment

of UCCSN institutions, consumer prices, increase in

funding over the biennium, and other indices).



The Committee is examining whether all the WICHE states

should be in the comparison group which is used as a

non-binding guide. Also, the Committee is considering

separating the policies for Community Colleges and Uni-

versities.



There is a consensus that financial aid policy must be

linked to tuition and fees policy. Each time that fees

are raised, it has been suggested that a certain percent

of the raise be allocated to financial aid.



The Committee has suggested that the tuition and fee

levels should be set by the Regents bi-annually rather

than annually to be in line with the budget process.



Chancellor Dawson announced that Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC Dean

of Student Services, will be representing President Ron

Remington during the meeting. President Remington is re-

covering from a recent leg injury.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the Regents' Workshop has been

rescheduled from October to December. Additional informa-

tion will be forthcoming.



5. Approved Emeritus Appointments



Approved the following emeritus appointments as recommended

by the Presidents:



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended:



Mary Dale Deacon, Librarian Emerita, effective June 30,

1992



Lloyd Nietling, Emeritus Associate Professor of Mathe-

matics, effective June 30, 1992



B. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mended:



Richard H. Fashbaugh, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical

Engineering, effective July 1, 1992



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the emeritus appointments at

UNLV and UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



6. Approved the Tenure on Hire, UNLV



Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Robert Rossman, Professor

and Chairman, Department of Sport and Leisure Studies at

UNLV, effective August 24, 1992.



This request complies with the Board policy adopted April,

1992.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of tenure on hire for Dr. Robert

Rossman, Professor and Chairman, Department of Sport and

Leisure Studies at UNLV, effective August 24, 1992. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



7. Approved Recommendations for Award to Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration.



Note: The titles stated in this agenda item are descriptive

only. Faculty are tenured in institutions, and not

in particular employment positions.



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mended the following award to tenure, effective July 1,

1992, to the following:



Fritz H. Grupe, Accounting/Computer Information Systems,

Business Administration

James H. Trexler, Geology, School of Mines



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended award to tenure, effective July 1, 1992, to

the following:



Maria G. Ramirez, ICS, College of Education



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of award to tenure for UNR and

UNLV. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment to

rank have been forwarded for Board consideration.



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mended the following promotion, effective July 1, 1992:



Robert T. King to Professor, Oral History Program,

College of Arts and Science



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of Promotion or Assignment to

Rank at UNR. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved Bylaw Change, Board of Regents



Approved a change to the Board of Regents' Bylaws, Article

VI, Committees of the Board, which establishes the Status

of Women Committee as a standing committee, as contained in

Ref. D, filed with the permanent minutes.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the change to the Board of

Regents' Bylaws. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Mr. Foley opposed.

Motion carried.



10. Approved Signature Authority, Surplus Property



The State of Nevada Purchsing Division now requires a new

resolution by the Governing Board of an agency to authorize

the purchase of surplus property from the State, as contain-

ed in Ref. E, filed in the Regents' Office.



While the Board of Regents' Bylaws already authorized the

Chancellor as the contract officer for the Board, Chancellor

Dawson requested approval for this specific authority to

satisfy the above request.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to grant signature authority

to the Chancellor or his designee when purchasing surplus

property from the State of Nevada. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



11. Approved Change in Terms of Promissory Note, WNCC



Approved a change in the terms of a promissory note for

WNCC, dated December 31, 1991 - Maximum Principal $500,000,

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

change is at request of Mr. John Swendseid, Bond Counsel.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the change in terms of a prom-

issory note for WNCC, dated December 31, 1991. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:25 A.M. to move into the Academic

Affairs Committee meeting, and reconvened at 10:40 A.M. Thursday,

June 25, 1992, with all Regents present except Regents Foley,

Sparks and Whitley.



12. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held June 25, 1992, were made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: Annual Report on UCCSN Programs

Holding Special Accreditation - Acting Vice Chancellor

Karen Steinberg provided an updated report on Univer-

sity and Community College programs holding special

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



Chairman Derby questioned the need for this annual

report, and Mrs. Steinberg responded that there was

a concern regarding the number and types of programs

holding special accreditation several years ago. It

is provided as an information item for the Board of

Regents. The report also displays the cost of the

special accreditation to the institutions.



President Maxson stated that this report keeps the

Board informed of the special accreditation status,

expecially at the rapidly growing institutions, such

as UNLV. He noted that all the Campuses have received

accreditation for a number of programs, but he was

particularly proud of the programs accredited at UNLV.



(2) Approved a change in the reporting relationship of the

existing Women's Studies Program from the College of

Liberal Arts to a free-standing degree at UNLV, which

would report to the Senior Vice President and Provost.



The interdisciplinary Women's Studies Program is cur-

rently offered within the College of Liberal Arts, and

courses are taught by faculty within the College. With

the separation of the College of Fine and Performing

Arts from the College of Liberal Arts, the number of

courses from which the program can draw has been re-

duced. Ref. AA-2 is filed in the Regents' Office.



This change will respond to increased enrollment and

demand for participation in the program by providing

the opportunity to expand the curriculum into a range

of disciplines such as health, business, art, archi-

tecture or the sciences. No new resources are required

to implement this change.



(3) Approved the renaming of the current Master of Science

in Environmental Analytical Chemistry to the Master of

Science in Chemistry at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-

1, filed in the Regents' Office.



With the addition of new faculty and course offerings

over the past several years, a broadening of the pro-

gram has occurred. This name change will offer stu-

dents the flexibility to specialize in one of several

areas, and will expand the employment opportunities

for graduates. This change can be made with existing

resources.



(4) New Business - Chairman Derby announced that the Aca-

demic Affairs Retreat has been scheduled for Tuesday,

July 21, 1992, in Reno.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:40 A.M. to move into the Legis-

lative Liaison Committee meeting, and reconvened at 11:10 A.M.

Thursday, June 25, 1992, with all Regents present except Regents

Sparks and Whitley.



13. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison Com-

mittee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meeting, held June 25, 1992, were made by Regent

Shelley Berkley, Chairman.



(1) Approved to use Regents' Special Project Funds in an

amount up to $25,000 to prepare a computerized network

for legislative and other communication purposes.



Ms. Pamela Galloway, UCCSN Director of Public Informa-

tion, gave a brief history of the need to establish a

computerized network. This proposal gives all the

institutions the ability to communicate using modern

technology. The institutions will be able to convert

their current lists into a more user friendly data

base. This issue was discussed at the Council of

Presidents' meeting, which Chairman Berkley attended.



Ms. Galloway reported that the funds would be used

for the purchase of a software program, wages, and

operating expenses. She stated that the program would

be completed after Fall general election results are

known. She stated that the information gathered would

be useful during the next 10 years as it incorporates

new redistricting information.



Chairman Berkley questioned why the Regents' Special

Project Funds are being requested for this project,

and Ms. Galloway explained that the Regents' Special

Project Funds are non-state funds, non-tax dollars

and are derived from the interest generated from

donations to the System.



Mr. Klaich questioned the purpose of this program, and

Ms. Galloway explained that it will aid the Committee

in communicating with higher education consituents

and will provide a master list in order for informa-

tion to be sent to the names contained on the list.

In addition, each institution will be able to build

its own constituent lists.



Upon questioning, Ms. Galloway stated that the program

will be housed on each of the Campuses and the infor-

mation gathered will be on a voluntary basis.



Chairman Berkley stated that this program will provide

easier access to the persons contained in the data

base, especially during the legislative session. It

will bring UCCSN into a more democratic participatory

mode of communication. All the institutions will have

equal opportunity to provide and access information

from this data base. She is hopeful that letters

could be generated in a very short time. For example,

if a legislative committee is to address a particular

UCCSN issue, letters could be mailed to express UCCSN's

view on the issue.



Mr. Klaich questioned if there would be any ongoing

costs, and how this budget was originated, and Chair-

man Berkley stated that there will not be any addi-

tional costs, and clarified that the request should

reflect "not exceeding" the $25,000 from Regents'

Special Project Funds. She stated that the budget

was developed by staff and presented to the Council

of Presidents. She is hopeful that not all the fund-

ing would be used on this project.



Mr. Foley questioned whether all the institutions and

their legislative committees were in support of this

endeavor. Each President responded in support of this

establishment of the legislative committee network.

He further questioned if the Presidents would continue

financial support for the program and President Crowley

stated that the Campuses would be willing to support

the program after the initial start-up costs were

depleted.



Chairman Berkley extended her thanks to Ms. Galloway,

each institution, and expecially to UNR for sharing

its legislative expertise.



It was moved to approve the use of Regents' Special

Project funds in the amount up to $25,000 to be used

to prepare a computerized network for legislative

purposes, with the Chancellor's Office serving as the

oversight.



(2) Information Only: Review of Legislative Activity -

Chairman Berkley requested that each of the institu-

tions begin identifying Legislators in their particu-

lar area to invite to the Campuses. She felt that

more contact with Legislators, the more successful

UCCSN will be during the next legislative session.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:20 A.M. to move into the Status

of Women Committee meeting, and reconvened at 12:15 P.M. Thurs-

day, June 25, 1992, with all Regents present except Regents

Foley, Sparks and Whitley.



14. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee



A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-

tee meetings, held June 11 and June 25, 1992, were made

by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.



June 11, 1992



(1) Recommended Changes to Policies and Procedures Regard-

ing Sexual Harassment



Chairman Derby distributed a list of suggested issues

regarding sexual harassment for consideration by the

Committee, filed in the Regents' Office. She stated

that some of these suggestions may require changes to

current policies and procedures. After considerable

discussion, the following action was taken:



A. Independent advisor or consultant (to support,

counsel and inform the complainant).



Suggest that General Counsel be directed to draft

language to appoint an independent advisor or con-

sultant if the victim/complainant or petitioner

requests such a person.



B. Student participation in Hearing Committee. (UCCSN

Code Section 6.12.3(c))



Where a student is involved in a sexual harassment

matter, students are to be involved in the Hearing

Committee.



C. Representative gender balance to Hearing Committee.

(Also racial/ethnic where appropriate. UCCSN Code

Section 6.12.2(a))



There shall be mandatory language requiring appro-

priate pool balance and the institution shall make

every reasonable effort to see that the panel

selected from the pool reflects appropriate gender

and ethnic interest.



D. Direct Campuses to review and revise their Campus

policies and procedures for sexual harassment and

the way in which these policies and procedures are

administered and adhered to. (TMCC 6/10 & UNR 6/5)



Requested that the Board direct Campuses to review

and revise their Campus policies and procedures for

sexual harassment and the way in which these poli-

cies and procedures are administered and adhered

to. Such report to be returned to the Board not

later than its February 1993 meeting.



E. Reassignment. Language recognizing status dif-

ferentials so that complainant will not always

be moved. (UNR, June 5th #2)



In situations involving charges of sexual harass-

ment where reassignment of an individual is appro-

priate, reassignment shall be accomplished with no

presumption as to the guilt or innocence of the

party reassigned and no presumption as to the ease

of reassignment between the perpetrator and the

complainant.



Chairman Derby suggested a letter be sent to the insti-

tutions containing suggestions for their implementa-

tion:



A. Direct Campuses to review and revise Campus poli-

cies and procedures and complete them in time to

report to the Board of Regents at its February

1993 meeting.



B. Pass along the suggestion from the UNR Affirmative

Action Office that Campuses should have all com-

plaints (including sexual harassment) go through

the Affirmative Action Office first, where these

cases are thoroughly investigated. That Office

would then forward only those sexual harassment

cases where strong probable cause is shown.



C. Clarify the role of the Affirmative Action Officers

at the Campus level. (This is recommendation 15 of

the Status of Women Interim Report.) There appears

to be a need to clarify this reporting structure.



D. Add sexual harassment training to the training

program for members of the pool from which a hear-

ing panel is drawn.



(2) Future Activities



Unresolved items on the handout, and suggestions made

at this meeting, which might be considered by the Com-

mittee at a future time are:



Discouraging relationships among students/faculty.

Committee Recommendation #15 approved by Board.

This Committee meet with the Affirmative Action

Officers.

Continued discussion on statute of limitations for

reporting offenses.

All Campuses have a pool from which to draw the

hearing panel, and that appropriate training

be provided.



June 25, 1992



Dr. Derby presented two handouts, a summary of the recom-

mendations of the Committee meeting on June 11, 1992, and

a copy of a memorandum from General Counsel Donald Klasic

responding to the recommendations and how they might be

implemented in policies and procedures.



The Committee's recommendations were as follows:



1. Direct General Counsel to draft language to appoint an

independent advisor or consultant if the victim/com-

plainant or petitioner requests such a person.



General Counsel Klasic stated he felt this change would

be more appropriate placed in Title 4, Chapter 8 of the

Handbook, Student Recruitment and Retention Policy,

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Affirmative

Action Program for the University and Community College

System of Nevada. He suggested Chapter 8 then might

also need a change in title. Also, he asked for clar-

ification concerning the nature of this position.



Following a lengthy discussion, which included place-

ment in the Code or Handbook, that the person not be

a psychologist or social worker, and that the person

must be from the Campus in which the complaint was

filed, Chairman Derby asked that Dr. Kirkland consult

with the Campuses, develop wording for a recommendation

and submit it to General Counsel Klasic so that it can

be placed in the Code in Chapter 5 with a cross refer-

ence in Chapter 6.



In answer to a question, Chairman Derby explained that

training of this independent advisor would be up to

the Campus, but that there were several training models

already in place, the best of which appears to be the

Navy program. Chairman Derby stated that the Committee

has discussed holding a training session for leadership

at the Campuses on sexual harassment.



It was moved that the Committee recommend language con-

cerning an independent advisor to be placed in Chapter

5 of the Code with a cross reference in Chapter 6.



2. In sexual harassment cases where a student is involved

in a sexual harassment matter, students should be in-

volved in the Hearing Committee.



General Counsel Klasic stated that he was opposed to

making a student a mandatory voting member of a hearing

panel. He related that one of the reasons for attempt-

ing to expedite procedures was his past experience in

getting students to serve on the panel. He cited the

length of a hearing, the difficulty students have had

in rearranging class schedules to devote time to a 5-day

hearing, 9 to 5 each day, and the difficulty for stu-

dents when the hearing is held at the end of the semes-

ter during finals.



Student Government leaders Debbie Green, WNCC, Charlie

Covington, TMCC, and Samantha Dollison, UNR, objected

stating that the students were committed to the process

and would be available. General Counsel Klasic pointed

out that student governments have their own hearing

procedures when only students are involved.



General Counsel Klasic explained that he did not mean

students would not serve, rather it was his experience

that it was most difficult to speed up the process be-

cause of trying to schedule around the students. Dr.

Kirkland recommended leaving the former language which

includes student participation, citing the key to that

is that it provides a student perspective. President

Crowley suggested that there had been serious problems

in the past, but that perhaps the motion could be re-

visited in a year or two to see whether the problem has

continuted. Mrs. Berkley stated she would be willing to

incorporate that into the motion, and Dr. Kirkland

agreed; therefore, the motion will read:



It was moved to reinstate the former language that

would provide for student representation on hearing

panels, and that after a year or two of experience

review the matter to determine whether there has

been a problem with student representation and

whether the language would need to be changed.



General Counsel Klasic asked for clarification whether

the above would relate to sexual harassment cases only,

with the Chairman replying that it did.



3. There be mandatory language requiring appropriate pool

balance and that the institution shall make every rea-

sonable effort to see that the panel selected from the

pool reflects appropriate gender and ethnic interest.



General Klasic stated that he would recommend not making

this mandatory because this is not the most popular as-

signment on the Campus, and there undoubtedly will be

more and more of these cases coming up, but of primary

concern is the legal problem. He explained that if

there is a mandatory balance required, and that balance

is not maintained at all times, then litigation would

be forthcoming, and no matter whether the accused "har-

asser" was guilty or not, the case would be thrown out

on that basis. He did recommend a non-binding motion

indicating to the institution that they should make

every reasonable effort necessary to establish a faculty

hearing panel that was appropriately a cross section of

the employee population of the institution.



Mr. Klaich agreed, urging that every effort be made by

the Campuses to have a balanced pool, but for the legal

reasons above that it not be mandatory. UNR Faculty

Senate Chairman Ellen Pillard explained the selection

process of the pool at UNR and suggested that perhaps

the Campuses could track the membership of the pool for

a year or two to see whether the issue needs to be re-

visited.



It was moved that this particular recommendation of the

Committee be changed to read that the institution shall

make every reasonable effort to see that the pool and

the panel selected from the pool reflect appropriate

gender, interests and, where appropriate, ethnic or

other interests.



4. The Committee would recommend that the Board direct the

Campuses to review and revise their Campus policies and

procedures for sexual harassment and the way in which

these policies and procedures are administered and ad-

hered to, such report to be returned to the Board not

later than its February 1993 meeting.



Chairman Derby stated this did not require a Code change

or further discussion at this time.



5. In situations involving charges of sexual harassment,

where reassignment of an individual is appropriate,

that reassignment be accomplished with no presumption

as to the guilt or innocence of the party reassigned

and that no presumption as to the ease of reassignment

between the perpetrator and the complainant arise.



General Counsel Klasic stated that subsection 6.2.4 of

the UCCSN Code, adopted at the May meeting, provides for

possible reassignment of individuals in the case of a

sexual harassment complaint. Additional language would

be necessary which would require that no presumption

should arise as to the ease of reassignment between the

perpetrator and the complainant.



General Counsel Klasic reminded the Presidents and

Faculty Senate Chairmen that under the new policy adopt-

ed in May 1992, that hearing panels would now have to

be created on each Campus, and they should be created

before the next semester begins.



Chairman Derby stated that the Committee would be focus-

ing on sexual harassment training to be accomplished in

the Fall. She announced that Jill Winter, UNR Center

for Applied Research, has forwarded a survey aimed at

student assessment. Once the draft as been developed

it will be circulated to the Committee.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

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



UNR Graduate Student Association President Laurence Doyle

requested that students be reinstated in all other disci-

plinary procedures. Dr. Derby stated that his request would

need to be addressed outside the realm of the Status of

Women Committee.



Mr. Klaich requested General Counsel Klasic to report back

to the Board on the status of where student representation

was deleted from the UCCSN Code and/or Board of Regents

Handbook.



Motion carried.



15. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held June 17, 1992, were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher,

Chairman.



Chairman Gallagher stated that Mrs. Shelley Berkley has not

attended any Audit Committee meetings in the last year.

Therefore, Mrs. Gallagher will ask Chairman Carolyn Sparks

if Mrs. June Whitley may be appointed to the Committee to

replace Mrs. Shelley Berkley.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Residential Life, July 1, 1990

through December 31, 1991, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



Ms. Michelle Dudan, Assistant Director of Administra-

tive Services, stated that there have been improve-

ments since the last audit and deposits are made in

a more timely manner. Ms. Dudan also stated that

deposits are made on a daily basis.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the TMCC Associated Students July 1, 1990

through June 30, 1991, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that telephone voting was in

violation of the Nevada Open Meeting Law and the

Board of Regents' policy. There were no budgets for

any of the year's activities and the student news-

paper, "Echo", had no procedures manual.



Dr. Rita Gubanich, Vice President for Institutional

Services, stated that these issues were addressed in

the March 23, 1992 response. Dr. Gubanich also stated

that a procedures manual is in process.



Ms. Kay Adair, ASTM President, stated that ASTM was

having meetings every week instead of twice a month

to reduce the time meetings could be missed before

action is taken.



Chairman Gallagher requested a progress report for

the October Audit Committee meeting.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCSN Copy Machine Activity, January 1,

1991 through December 31, 1991, filed in the Regents'

Office.



Mrs. Cardinal stated there will be a follow-up report

in three months.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCSN Scholarship Program, July 1, 1990

through October 31, 1991, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that the procedures manual has

been completed and there will be a follow-up report in

three months.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the WNCC United Students Association, July 1,

1990 through December 31, 1991, filed in the Regents'

Office.



Mrs. Diane Hilliard-Kraff gave the progress report.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Child Care Center, July 1, 1990

through December 31, 1991, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



Mrs. Cardinal reported that there have been major

improvements since the last audit.



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Associated Students, July 1, 1990

through December 31, 1991, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



Mrs. Cardinal reported that most of the report was

from a prior audit. Mrs. Cardinal stated that there

needs to be a policy for grants-in-aid and that Mr.

Phil Smith, Counselor, recently was assigned to advise

the students. There will be a follow-up report in the

Fall.



The following items were reported from the Information Agen-

da of this Committee:



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report on the UNR Laboratory Fees, July 1,

1989 through June 30, 1991, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNR Residential Life and

Housing, July 1, 1990 through May 31, 1991, filed in

the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that the student receivables and

tracking system have been implemented.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNR ASUN Bookstore, July 1,

1990 through June 30, 1991, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that all problems have been

resolved.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UCCSN Business Center North,

July 1, 1989 through December 31, 1990, filed in the

Regents' Office.



Mr. Tom Judy, Controller, reported that emergency

temporary staff has been added to take care of the

problems and stated that progress has been made. Mr.

Judy also stated that this audit has helped obtain

additional permanent staff positions.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Performing Arts Center,

July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1991, filed in the Re-

gents' Office.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that the Business Officers were

addressing liability questions for the System.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Institute for Real Estate

Studies, July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991, filed in

the Regents' Office.



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Purchasing and Contract

Management, July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Mike Sauer, Executive Assistant to Vice President

for Finance and Administration, stated that UNLV was

adopting the same Limited Purchase Order Policy as UNR

and that all Departments will be notified of the new

policies. There will be new manuals sent out to each

Department and Campus-wide training will be held.



Mr. Sauer stated that the Controller's Office reviews

the LPO's before checks are cut to the vendor.



Dr. Eardley asked why Campus Departments have LPO's

and Mr. Buster Neel, Vice President for Finance and

Administration, responded that LPO's can be used for

purchases up to $500,000, which greatly reduces the

work load.



(8) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the TMCC Laboratory Fees Charged,

July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1991, filed in the

Regents' Office.



(9) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the TMCC Admissions and Records

Office, January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1990,

filed in the Regents' Office.



Chairman Gallagher stated that the FTE counts need to

be looked into especially with the Legislature start-

ing in January.



(10) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the CCSN Registrar's and Bursar's

Offices, January 1, 1990 through May 31, 1990, filed

in the Regents' Office.



(11) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the WNCC Admissions and Records

Office, January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1990,

filed in the Regents' Office.



(12) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the WNCC Laboratory Fees Charged,

1989-90 through 1990-91.



(13) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the NNCC Admissions and Records

Office, January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1990.



(14) New Business - Chairman Gallagher stated that the

Audit Committee meetings will continue to be done by

video conference.



Chairman Gallagher announced the schedule for future

meetings:



August 12, 1992 - 1:30 P.M.

September 23, 1992 - 10:00 A.M.

November 4, 1992 - 10:00 A.M.

December 16, 1992 - 10:00 A.M.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Mrs. Gallagher extended her thanks to the UCCSN Internal

Audit staff for preparing such thorough audits.



Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 12:21 P.M. and reconvened at 1:10

P.M. Thursday, June 25, 1992 with all Regents present except

Regents Sparks and Whitley.



16. Approved Handbook Amendments, Hearing, UCCSN Code



Approved the amendments to the UCCSN Code, 6.2.2, Prohibited

Activity - System Community, and 6.9.8, Closed Hearings, as

contained in Ref. G, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the UCCSN Code amendments re-

garding Prohibited Activity - System Community and Closed

Hearings. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



These amendments to the UCCSN Code are a result of the dis-

cussions held with the ad hoc Committee on Status of Women

and both UNR and TMCC's Women Advisory Committees.



17. Approved Handbook Addition, UCCSN Code, Employment Contract,

DRI



Approved the addition to the UCCSN Code, 5.8.5 - Discontinu-

ance of Employment Contracts for Programmatic or Adverse

Institutional Financial Conditions as follows:



(c) For any appointment of 12 months or less, irrespec-

tive of any renewal, notice of nonreapportionment

of any faculty member in DRI shall be given in

accordance with 5.8.2 (above). In the case of a

faculty member whose appointment has been renewed

at least once and total time at DRI exceeds 23

calendar months, the nonreappointment shall be re-

viewed by a committee of the DRI Faculty Senate,

unless the faculty member concerned requests that

it not be so reviewed. The committee review shall

be forwarded to the President of DRI together with

recommendation of the center Director/Vice Presi-

dent. The decision of the President shall be

final.



President Taranik stated that this addition will bring DRI

into compliance with its current Faculty Manual. Mr.

Richard Egami, DRI Faculty Senate Chairman, stated that

the Faculty Senate concurred with the addition to the UCCSN

Code.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the UCCSN Code addition regard-

ing Employment Contracts at DRI. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Approved Handbook Addition, Religious Holiday Observation



Approved the following Handbook addition, Title 4, Chapter

20, Section 3, Absence from Class, UCCSN:



Section 3. Absence from Class.



1. There shall be no official absences from any University

class. It is the personal responsibility of the student

to consult with the Professor regarding absence from

class.



2. It is the policy of UCCSN to be sensitive to the reli-

gious obligations of its students. Any student missing

class, quizzes, examinations, or any other class or lab

work because of observance of religious holidays shall,

whenever possible, be given an opportunity during that

semester to make up the missed work. The make-up will

apply to the religious holiday absence only. It shall

be the responsibility of the student to notify the in-

structor in writing, according to the policy of the

institution offering the class, if the student intends

to participate in a religious holiday which does not

fall on State holidays or period of class recess. This

policy shall not apply in the event that administering

the assignment at an alternate time would impose an un-

due hardship on the instructor of the institution which

could not reasonably have been avoided.



Any student who is denied a make-up option after appro-

priately noticing the instructor, shall have the right

to appeal that decision through the normal appeal mecha-

nism in place at that institution.



3. This policy statement along with additional relevant in-

stitutional policies, should be included in catalogues

or handbooks distributed to students and faculty.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook addition regarding

Religious Holiday Observation, with the amendment to add "in

advance" in paragraph 2 after the words "It shall be the

responsibility of the student to notify the instructor".

Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mrs. Berkley commended Chancellor Dawson for his efforts in

developing this policy.



Motion carried.



19. Approved Operating Budget, FY 1992-93



Approved the UCCSN FY 1992-93 Operating Budget, filed in the

Regents' Office. Vice Chancellor Sparks made the presenta-

tion stating that the State Supported Operating Budget to-

tals $260.1 million. This compares to $237.5 million for

the 1991-92 fiscal year and represents a 9.5% increase.



The State Appropriations for fiscal year 1993 amount to

$207.6 million, representing 79.8% of the State Supported

Operating Budget. This compares to $191.8 million for the

1992 fiscal year and represents an 8.2% increase.



Other revenue sources budgeted in the State Supported Oper-

ating Budget total $52.5 million, representing 20.2% of the

State Supported Operating Budget. This compares to $45.7

million for the 1992 fiscal year and represents a 15% in-

crease. Student fees represent approximately 16.2% of total

revenue budgeted in the Operating Budget.



Included in the 1992-93 Operating Budget is an increase in

non-resident tuition from the fiscal year 1991-92 level of

$1800 per semester to $2025 per semester effective Fall

semester of 1992. Included in the non-resident tuition is

a surcharge of $75 per semester for the Universities sched-

uled to expire at the end of FY 93. Registration fees for

University students are increased by $5.50 per credit at

UNR ($5 to be retained in the operating budget) and by $6.50

per credit at UNLV ($6 to be retained in the operating budg-

et) effective Fall semester of 1992. Included in the regis-

tration fee is a surcharge of $3.50 per credit for UNR and

$4.50 per credit for UNLV to expire at the end of FY 93.

Graduate fees are increased by $8 per credit at UNR ($6.25

to be retained in the operating budget) and by $11.50 per

credit at UNLV ($9.75 to be retained in the operating budg-

et) effective Fall semester of 1992. Included in the grad-

uate fee is a surcharge of $1 per credit for UNR and $4.50

per credit for UNLV to expire at the end of FY 93.



Registration fees for the Community Colleges are increased

by $2 per credit ($1.75 to be retained in the operating

budget) effective Fall semester 1992. Included in the regis-

tration fee is a surcharge of $1 per credit to expire at the

end of FY 93.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that there is a 9.54% increase

in the total revenues between FY 92 and FY 93. He continued

to explain the reductions that UCCSN has experienced during

the last year. The State appropriations were reduced by

$6.6 million in FY 92, resulting in $185.2 million in total

revenue. For FY 1993 the general fund operating appropria-

tions have been reduced by $16.1 million and Vice Chancellor

Sparks anticipates that further reductions of between $5-10

million (2.5% - 5%) would be forthcoming when the Governor

makes a second reduction phase in early July.



Mr. Klaich questioned whether holding this discussion on

operating budgets was just an exercise, and Vice Chancellor

Sparks responded that the Board needs to give approval for

the spending authority that is equal to the budgets approved

by the Legislature. During the upcoming meeting with the

Governor, UCCSN needs to explain the impact of the next

slated reductions. UCCSN's budgets have already been re-

duced by 8%, and after the meeting with the Governor, it

may be reduced even further to approximately 10% for FY

1993.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned the Presidents whether an addi-

tional 5% reduction would cause personnel layoffs, program

cuts, or other impacts on the Campuses.



President Maxson stated that UNLV would experience enforced

enrollment capping by this Fall semester, and would elimi-

nate part-time employees who teach the larger classes. Any

personnel lay-offs would begin with non-teaching faculty.



President Crowley stated that UNR would accept whatever the

Governor decides, but it will have a far greater impact be-

yond this biennium, and such long-term effects would be

devastating.



President Maxson added that the Senior courses would be pro-

tected so as not to hold these students back from graduating

and UNLV would begin attrition at the Sophomore and Freshman

level classes. This will cause a lower enrollment level

this coming Fall semester because not as many class sections

could be offered.



Mr. Foley strongly felt that the Governor should call a

special session of the Legislature to address an additional

tax base. Mrs. Gallagher felt that it was an election year

which might preclude the Governor from calling a special

session.



President Meacham stated that the way to get out of a reces-

sion is to spend, and without salaries the people can not

spend. He felt a sales tax was inevitable and that salaries

should be the last resort for reduction.



President Gwaltney stated that approximately 76% of the

budget is allocated to salaries. TMCC has already imple-

mented plans for the next 24-36 months. If an additional

2% reduction is requested, TMCC will not have to lay off any

personnel. The teaching assistant accounts and part-time

staff will greatly diminish and capping enrollments may be

necessary.



Mrs. Berkley stated that the least attractive method to bal-

ance the budget would be on the backs of the employees.

Vice Chancellor Sparks informed the Board that 80% of the

UCCSN budget is allocated for salaries.



President Calabro stated that an alternative for WNCC is to

enroll more students in courses, but they would have to

rent additional space to accommodate the larger classes;

otherwise, capping enrollments will have to be implemented.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the State will begin the

next biennium with less revenue than is required to support

this biennium's budget. Currently the State is 13-14% short

of projected funding to support the FY 1993 legislative

approved budget.



He continued his report by stating that the Net FTE Students

for 1991-92 increased by 9.52%; however, UCCSN had been

budgeted for a 7% increase.



He reported on the 1992-93 Self-Supporting Budgets which

display the anticipated revenue and expenditures for each

fund supported by revenue sources other than State appropri-

ations and authorizations. The total of all UCCSN Self-

Supporting budgets currently reported for fiscal 1993 is

$73 million which compares to $64.9 million included in the

fiscal 1992 operating budget. These budgets contain funding

for 243.41 professional and 336.11 classified positions

throughout the System.



Dr. Derby left the meeting.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the 1992-93 Operating

Budget and Self-Supporting Budgets. Dr. Hammargren second-

ed. Motion carried.



Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.



20. Approved Report on Committee on Multi-Year Professional

Contracts



President Crowley reported that the Committee on Multi-Year

Professional Contracts included 4 Presidents, serving as

consultants, and 4 Regents. He served as both Chairman and

a consultant. There was substantial discussion and it var-

ied between each of the institutions. They met on May 27,

1992 and approved the following recommendation:



That no revolving contracts will be issued for future

hires, and at the discretion of the Presidents, up to

3-year contracts may be issued to academic and non-

academic faculty. Any employee contract for more than

a 3-year period must first be approved by the Board of

Regents.



The Committee felt that this motion should be referred to

the Faculty Senates for review and comment this Fall, after

which it will be brought back to the Board for considera-

tion.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned whether faculty contracts had

already been awarded with the exception of those persons

brought to this Board at this time. President Crowley

stated that the motion from the Committee was referring

only to new hires.



Dr. Derby stated that she was concerned with existing re-

volving contracts not with multi-year contracts. She ques-

tioned the difference in Letters of Appointment (LOAs).

President Crowley stated the rationale of LOAs would differ

from Campus to Campus and from Department to Department. He

explained that the English Department relies heavily on re-

volving contract personnel teaching Freshman classes; how-

ever, these contracts are reviewed every year. He felt that

there should be a strong process of review of any revolving

contract. He added that the Campuses wish to look at all

of the problems associated with revolving contracts and work

out a solution.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Ellen Pillard stated that in the

English Department at UNR 14 of the 24 faculty are in 0-rank

(non-tenure) because they have found that it is a low cost

way to get quality instructors. These people come in on a

1-year contract for a probationary 3-year period and these

become performance based contracts. The Faculty Senate is

in the process of reviewing all 0-ranked provisions.



Mr. Klaich questioned if the first revolving contract was

issued to President Robert Maxson upon his hire in 1984,

and President Crowley stated that they were adopted in 1983

for CCSN.



Mr. Klaich suggested an amendment to the Committee motion

by adding "no revolving contracts or future issuance of

current revolving contracts".



President Taranik informed the Board that beginning this

year, DRI no longer issues revolving contracts.



President Crowley stated that the record would indicate that

prior to the Code changes in 1982-83, UNR had tenure for all

faculty. During the debate on the Code, the Campuses re-

sisted multi-year contracts, but the Board insisted and

adopted this provision to provide some security for those

persons no longer eligible for tenure as a result of these

Code changes. He noted that 24 faculty out of 2400 receiv-

ing these contracts is a small number and although there

may be problems, the Campuses are not abusing the privilege.



President Maxson reported that the UNLV Faculty Senate Ex-

ecutive Committee is in support of the Committee's motion.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept the Committee's motion with a

report made back to the Board no later than December, 1992

for a full discussion of revolving contract policies. Dr.

Derby seconded.



President Crowley strongly disagreed with the above motion,

because he felt that the Committee's work is not completed

and they had referred it back to the Faculty Senates for

consideration and input before a final decision could be

reached. With the Board taking action at this time, it is

in opposition to committee process.



Motion carried.



21. Approved Professional Employees Salaries



In developing the budget reductions for the 1991-93 biennium

the Presidents recommended and the Board of Regents approved

delaying FY 92-93 salary increases until January 1, 1993.

The Presidents further agreed to not recommend any merit in-

crease for Administrators such as Deans, Vice Presidents and

Presidents. Ref. H, filed with the permanent minutes, is

consistent with that recommendation.



In addition to the above, President Meacham recommended a

$6000 car allowance for the two Vice Presidents at CCSN.

CCSN is now a 3-Campus institution requiring the Vice Presi-

dents to travel to all sites. With this auto allowance they

will be expected to use their private vehicles for this

travel.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the professional employees'

salaries as proposed in Ref. H. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mr. Klaich questioned whether any salaries, other than DRI

or the auto allowance for CCSN Vice Presidents, are other

than merit increases, and Chancellor Dawson responded that

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs John Richardson and

Assistant to Chancellor for Community College Concerns

Doug Burris, whose contracts were recently approved inde-

pendently by the Board of Regents, are the only ones. Mr.

Klaich stated for the record that he loathed to vote for

any salary increase, but CCSN had displayed a budget re-

duction plan and performed a good job.



Motion carried.



22. Discussion on UCCSN 1993-95 Biennial Budget



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented a draft of the proposed

UCCSN 1993-95 Priority requests for discussion with the

Board, filed in the Regents' Office. He explained that

these are outside of the Base Budget request and were de-

veloped by utilizing the parameters that were approved by

the Board of Regents. UCCSN is likely to request a 15%

increase over the legislative approved Base Budget, which

amounts to 25% in excess of the State's ability to fund the

Base Budget. The first priority is to restore the Base

Budget.



Mr. Klaich stated that it is the Board's responsibility to

present to the Legislature the UCCSN's budget, but felt it

was pointless to discuss priorities for new funding. He

suggested that the Base Budget be submitted to the Legisla-

ture without the priorities. Vice Chancellor Sparks stated

that the Presidents have felt very strongly about expressing

their Campus needs to the Legislature. He noted that the

Presidents have reduced the priorities down to 3 priorities

which amount to $72.2 million:



1) Enhancing Instruction and Instructional Support Efforts

(Total UCCSN Priority - $32,198,278)



2) Equipment for Instruction and Research and Enhancing

Information and Accountability Systems

(Total UCCSN Priority - $27,500,000)



3) Economic Development and New Initiatives - Mixture of

previous priorities 3 and 4

(Total UCCSN Priority - $12,500,000)



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that to restore the Base

Budget it would take a 10% increase the first year and an

additional 15% over that if the growth/parameters/formulas

were funded. At this time, there are not projections of

increases in student fees until the tuition committee re-

ports to the Board and the Board approves the recommenda-

tions.



Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that

UCCSN is requesting that the merit pool be funded at 2% in

the Base with an additional .5% priority 1.



Mrs. Gallagher felt that UCCSN will look ridiculous asking

for additional funding in light of the current economic

picture, but felt that everyone should fight to restore the

Base Budget.



Mrs. Berkley agreed with Mrs. Gallagher, but felt that the

Board should realize that the Legislature will not be satis-

fied with UCCSN's requests. She felt that it was important

to inform the Legislature of UCCSN's needs because UCCSN

cannot continue operating by performing more with less.



Vice Chancellor Sparks informed the Board that the UCCSN

budgets must be presented to the Governor on September 1.

He suggested that the Board conduct a special meeting in

July to consider the budget prior to the August 27-28 regu-

larly scheduled meeting.



Dr. Hammargren moved to schedule a special meeting in July

to discuss the budget prior to its being adopted in August

for presentation to the Governor. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Mr. Foley and Mr. Klaich voted no. Motion carried.



23. Approved Use of General Improvement Fees, WNCC and UNLV



A. Western Nevada Community College



Approved the use of WNCC General Improvement Fees in the

amount of $9500 to pay for increased counseling services

at the Fallon Campus for additional counseling services

in the rural centers.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to use WNCC General Im-

provement Fees in the amount of $9500 for the above

project. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Approved the use of UNLV General Improvement Fees in the

amount of $70,000 to provide network capabilities and

adequate hardware and software for White Hall to partic-

ipate in automated administrative/academic applications

as a test site. Dr. Warren Burggren, Chairman of Biol-

ogy, has agreed to serve as a test location.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to use UNLV General Improve-

ment Fees in the amount of $70,000 for the above proj-

ect. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, WNCC



Approved the use of $50,000 of Capital Improvement Fee Funds

at WNCC to upgrade two instructional computer laboratories.

This includes equipment, cabling and software.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to use $50,000 of Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at WNCC to upgrade two instructional computer

laboratories. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



25. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, CCSN



Approved the use of up to $20,000 in Capital Improvement Fee

Funds at CCSN to renovate the Health Sciences Center and

Phase II of the West Charleston Campus. The renovation

will consist of the creation of additional office space,

locker space and classroom space in the Health Sciences

Center, and security windows in the Registrar and Bursar

areas of the Phase II building. The construction would

occur over the Summer and be ready for Fall classes.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to use up to $20,000 in Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at CCSN to renovate the Health

Sciences Center and Phase II of the West Charleston Campus.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



26. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, UNLV



Approved to use up to $325,000 in Capital Improvement Fee

Funds at UNLV as follows:



Reconfiguration of parking lot on NE section $150,000

of the Campus. New construction projects will

diminish the number of parking spaces currently

available. These funds will enable the recovery

of a portion of these spaces.



New seating at the Judy Bayley Theatre. Cur- $175,000

rent seating is worn and outdated; mechanical

parts are no longer available. These funds will

correct this situation before safety concerns

arise.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to use up to $325,000 in Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV for the above projects. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



27. Approved Music Recital Hall, UNLV



The Tom Beam Family Trust has announced its intention to

build a music building on the UNLV Campus. It is their

intention to use the $2,000,000 left to UNLV in Mr. Beam's

will as matching funds for the project. The building is

estimated to cost $8,000,000 and will be built at no cost

to UNLV. Approved the following:



1) Authorization to accept the gift;



2) Authorization to use the $2,000,000 from Mr. Beam's

will as matching funds; and



3) Authorization to seek Interim Finance and State Public

Works Board approval of the project.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to accept the gift from the

Tom Beam Family Trust; to use $2,000,000 from Mr. Beam's

will as matching funds; and to seek Interim Finance and

State Public Works Board approval of the project. Mr. Foley

seconded. Motion carried.



28. Approved an Easement, UNLV



Approved a UNLV easement to the County of Clark, a political

subdivision of the State of Nevada. This easement is neces-

sary to reconstruct, maintain and repair underground and

above ground traffic signal and intersection lighting facil-

ities on Maryland Parkway, between Elizabeth Avenue and

Cottage Grove Avenue.



"That portion of Section 22, Township 21 South Range 61

East, M. D. M., Clark County, Nevada ..."



Mr. Klaich moved approval of an easement to the County of

Clark. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



29. Information Only: Space, CCSN



President Meacham discussed additional space needs for the

Community College of Southern Nevada. In light of CCSN

becoming a multi-campus institution, he informed the Board

that CCSN would like to move the central administration

offices off the Campus. CCSN is in the process of locating

a site and seeking private donations to build the facility.



The open meeting recessed at 3:35 P.M. and reconvened at 8:05

A.M. Friday, June 26, 1992, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Sparks and Whitley.



30. Approved Handbook Change, Bylaws, UNR



Approved the Handbook changes, Title 5, Chapter 7, UNR By-

laws as contained in Ref. J, filed in the Regents' Office.

These revisions have been approved by the Faculty Senate

and by the faculty at large by a 2/3 vote.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes regarding

UNR's Bylaws. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



31. Approved Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1993, DRI



Approved the DRI Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1993, which

was distributed at the meeting and is filed in the Regents'

Office. President Taranik reported that DRI experienced an

11% increase in research funding. Upon questioning, Presi-

dent Taranik explained that the regulation regarding Federal

Indirect Costs does not affect DRI, but does affect the Uni-

versities. Research institutions are addressed under a dif-

ferent section of the code which was revised in 1982.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the DRI Financial Plan for

fiscal year 1993. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



32. 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, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the

Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Mary Dale Deacon

Nancy M. Flagg



University of Nevada, Reno



Eva L. Essa

Jimmie Ralls



Truckee Meadows Community College



Betty Elliott

Sue Oriard



Community College of Southern Nevada



K. Larry Tomlinson



Western Nevada Community College



Richard Arrigotti



Desert Research Institute



David F. Miller



Northern Nevada Community College



Karen Martin

Cyd Mc Mullen



Mrs. Berkeley returned to the meeting, and Mrs. Whitley entered

the meeting.



33. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition



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

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

from the institution, as contained in Ref. C, filed in the

Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Heidi Smith



Northern Nevada Community College



Toni Mendive

Susan M. Wilson



34. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic

Minority Affairs



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

nic Minority Affairs meeting, held June 17, 1992, were made

by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.



(1) Approved that each Campus establish an Ethnic Minority

Affairs Task Force, with an appropriate distribution of

its members, to gather information from the Campuses

and report to the Committee by December, 1992.



Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg presented draft

data concerning statistics on Nevada population, K-12

enrollment, high school graduates, UCCSN enrollments,

and UCCSN employees. In answer to a question, Mrs.

Steinberg stated UCCSN does not have projections of

minority enrollments at this time, but that is some-

thing that could be done.



Dr. Miltenberger suggested the 1988 report of the

Student Minority Outreach Task Force, "Preparing to

Win", would be useful for the Committee to review.



It was moved that the President of each Campus appoint

a Task Force on Ethnic Minorities, with appropriate

distribution of membership to gather information and

report back to the Committee in December, 1992.



It was suggested that when the members of the Blue

Ribbon Task Force are appointed, the Campuses include

them in their deliberations. Suggestions for the

Campus Task Force to address:



Campus assessment including Campus hearings



Enrollments and employment of minorities in disci-

plines (EEO-6 report)



System Administration Office will establish a re-

porting format



Campus goals



The System Administration Office will prepare a check

list to summarize the information needed. Chairman

Whitley asked each Committee member to send Mrs.

Steinberg ideas of the kind of information which

should be gathered.



(2) Approved that a Blue Ribbon Task Force be appointed

with appropriate geographic, gender and race balance.



It was moved that a Blue Ribbon Task Force be drawn

from nominations, and that the Chairmen of the Campus

Task Forces serve as liaisons to the Blue Ribbon Task

Force.



Mrs. Whitley stated that the Blue Ribbon Task Force

could hold their meetings by video to save transporta-

tion costs and time. She asked that Committee members

submit nominees to Mrs. Steinberg prior to the Regents'

meeting in June. It was agreed that Causasians should

be included in the membership.



Mrs. Steinberg suggested that the Chairmen of the Cam-

pus Task Forces should meet together several times to

coordinate efforts. She offered to meet with each

Campus group as they begin to organize. Presidents

are to send to Mrs. Steinberg the names of the members

of their Task Forces.



The Chairman, working with Mrs. Steinberg, will select

the Task Force members from the names submitted.



(3) Approved a request for funds in the amount of $10,000

from Regents' Special Projects Funds. A discussion

was held on expenses for the Committee's work, includ-

ing the Blue Ribbon Task Force.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.

Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



35. Rejected an Emergency Item: Review of Nevada State Press

Association Law Suit



Regent Hammargren requested an emergency item on the pending

law suit filed by the Nevada State Press Association. The

reason was for a decision and action in relation to the next

step of the process. He also demanded independent counsel

to review this law suit.



After a lengthy discussion it was determined that Dr.

Hammargren's request for an emergency item did not consti-

tute an emergency. Chancellor Dawson suggested that this

item could be posted for the next meeting, which would most

likely be a special meeting at the end of July.



36. Approved an Orgranization Review Initiative



Regents Derby, Berkley and Whitley requested approval of an

initiative which commits Board attention to a review of its

internal processes and functioning as a System Governing

Board, by whatever means it deems appropriate.



It is proposed that the Board address issues of concern re-

garding its governing process by undertaking a review of

its manner of operating as an elected board, as well as its

relation to the staff designated to serve the Board.



Dr. Derby distributed an outline of four goals she wished

to be addressed:



1) Advance Board and System Communication, Teamwork and

Consensus Building



2) Role Clarification



3) Enhance Organizational Performance



4) Promote Public Confidence



Dr. Derby felt that System-level business could only improve

by identifying problems and suggested a self-assessment be

performed. During the past year, UCCSN has experienced much

negative publicity and she felt that the public's perception

is a major issue to be addressed. To once again become a

"family" at the System-level, the System must have good com-

munications, good listening and talking skills and goodwill.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that this is a timely request, because

she too has felt that this Board is in disarray, which en-

courages outsiders to challenge the Board's authority. She

reminded the Board that Mary Lou Peterson, AGB Moderator,

addressed the Board some time ago, and told the Board mem-

bers what it could and couldn't do as Regents. She strongly

suggested that the Board perform a self-assessment with the

help from an outside consulting firm, such as AGB.



Mr. Klaich stated that while Mrs. Gallagher served as Chair-

man of the Board she held informative workshops on various

programs throughout the System, but since then the work-

shops have been discontinued and the Board members tend to

focus on individual personalities instead of what they are

actually supposed to focus on -- UCCSN. The Board has lost

cohesiveness, and perhaps its been brought on because of

the major issues the Board has had to deal with during the

past year. He noted that there were a total of 35 meetings

held last year, and felt that there may be something wrong

with the way the Board is performing its job to hold that

many meetings in one year. The Board must become more

responsive to the needs of UCCSN.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of an initiative for an organi-

zational review. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mrs. Whitley suggested that a workshop be scheduled for

December or thereafter to address the organizational review

to include the new members of the Board. She agreed with

Dr. Derby's proposed goals.



Dr. Derby suggested that the Board adopt the idea and commit

itself for better improvement. She did not want to see the

Board limit itself to one workshop.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



Mr. Klaich requested each of the Board members to declare a

truce amongst themselves and to put the past years behind.

He suggested that the Board move forward and discuss higher

education issues. He felt that the Board has discussed

budget reductions, salary rollbacks, etc., but seemed to

miss the issue of turning away high school students, which

he felt is a high priority. The Board has focused on

issues, but not the product -- the students.



Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of a committee consisting of

the Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman of the Board,

Chancellor and Regent Derby to develop a plan as to how the

Board should proceed on the organizational review and report

back to the Board at the next regularly scheduled meeting

with input from other Board members. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



Vice Chairman Eardley suggested that Board members should

take the time to gather information and pay attention to

items brought before the Board for consideration. He felt

that the Board tends not to listen to the really imporant

issues that face UCCSN. He posed a hypothetical question

to the Board: Out of the 35 meetings held during the past

year, how many issues directly affected the student?



Dr. Derby stated that leadership is critical to any enter-

prise and that the Board needs to work together.



Mr. Foley requested a summary of the issues addressed dur-

ing the past 35 meetings.



Mrs. Whitley stated that the members of the Board do not

have to agree on every issue, but should come away from

Board meetings as a cohesive group.



37. Approved Handbook Change, Covert Video Surveillance, UCCSN



Regent Shelley Berkley requested a change in the Handbook,

Chapter 1, Section 13, Covert Video Surveillance for UCCSN

as follows:



The use of covert video surveillance for anything other

than a criminal investigation on the Campuses of the

University and Community College System of Nevada is

prohibited. If, in a criminal investigation, such

video surveillance is used, it must be approved by the

President or the President's designee. This policy

shall not interfere with the legitimate use of video

taping for academic purposes.



Both Regents Berkley and Derby stated that there was not

enough time to contemplate the change made at the last Re-

gents' meeting when Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 13, Covert

Video Surveillance for UCCSN was approved.



Dr. Lori Temple, Chairman of the Committee on Surveillance,

stated that the Committee did discuss whether to include a

direct line of accountability, and decided that it was not

necessary. She was surprised to see the item back on the

agenda for further consideration without consulting the

Committee.



Mr. Klaich stated that if this new language poses an imposi-

tion, then so be it; that should always be the last resort

taken in a criminal investigation. He felt it was important

for the President to be made aware of video surveillance to

aid in a criminal investigation.



UNLV Police Chief David Hollenbeck requested the Board to

leave the policy as it was approved at the last meeting.

The new proposed language will hamper the Police Depart-

ment's performance in doing its job. He clarified that the

Police Departments are not involved in academic video tap-

ing.



President Crowley stated that he was unfamiliar with the

subject, but felt that in all likelihood a designee would

be appointed by the President if this new language is ap-

proved.



Dr. Temple reminded the Board that each institution had dif-

ferent police protection. She stated that the Las Vegas

Metro Police Department oversees CCSN and she stated that

they may not wish to get presidential approval to perform

covert video surveillance. She stated that she was disap-

pointed that this topic was not brought back to the Commit-

tee for further discussion to allow the Committee to bring

forth the recommendation. President Crowley agreed that

the process was not adhered to in this respect.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Ellen Pillard stated that she

brought this issue before the UNR Faculty Senate and they

had a concern with having a policy at all. She noted that

this language would only pertain to the two Universities,

because the other institutions do not have Campus Police

Departments.



President Maxson supported the proposed language, and felt

that if such a policy had been in existence UNLV would not

have been confronted with the negative publicity it has

received during the past year regarding the video taping

of the basketball class.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook amendment re-

garding Covert Video Surveillance. Dr. Derby seconded.



Mrs. Whitley moved to amend the above motion to exclude the

language "or the President's designee". Dr. Derby seconded.



President Crowley agreed that there should be a policy, but

indicated that circumstances could arise where the Presi-

dent is unavailable to approve such action; i. e., the Pres-

ident may be out of the country. He suggested that the lan-

guage include "or the President's designee".



Mrs. Whitley withdrew her amendment to the original motion.

Dr. Derby withdrew the second.



Dr. Derby stated for the record that it is not the intent of

the Board to permanently use a designee, but if at all pos-

sible the President should be made aware and give his/her

approval. President Maxson reiterated that the President

is responsible for "everything" that happens on his/her

Campus.



Motion carried on the original motion.



38. New Business



Mr. Klaich stated that he had read in the morning paper

allegations towards the UNLV Foundation, and requested the

Chancellor to investigate the matter and report back to the

Board.



In regard to the above issue, Dr. Hammargren stated that

when his reputation is smeared in the media, he cannot

address it at the Board meeting as an emergency item, but

when others' reputations are smeared it's alright to ad-

dress. He requested that the organizational review include

in its deliberations the relation between the Board of

Regents and the Foundations, and clarification of how an

agenda item can be placed on the agenda.



39. Land Acquisition in Clark County



There was a review of Board action on the land acquisition

in Clark County. Ref. I, filed in the Regents' Office.



Chancellor Dawson explained that Ref. I contains material

he received from an attorney in Australia concerning the

acquisition of space artifacts for a UNLV Space Museum. He

related that Regent Hammargren has written a letter to the

Board dated June 22, 1992, accepting all responsibility for

a memo he had written, which is filed with the permanent

minutes.



Dr. Hammargren discussed a handout he had distributed out-

lining his unsuccessful attempts to have the land acquisi-

tion on the Board agenda in December, 1991 and February,

1992 and could only be heard through special items or re-

ports to the Board. He stated staff had not cooperated or

given assistance to him in his efforts to obtain land from

Clark County. He also referred to a newspaper article

concerning a brief filed by Legal Counsel in response to

a suit filed against the Regents by the Nevada State Press

Association. He stated the article concerned him and felt

Legal Counsel should have contacted him prior to answering

the suit.



President Maxson stated that a letter had been sent to the

Clark County Commission on June 22, 1992, stating UNLV was

interested in the 118 acres bordered by Interstate 15 and

Russell Road for general education purposes with no restric-

tions and no financial obligations to the University.



Mr. Robert Mc Caffery, who has been assisting Dr. Hammargren

in obtaining this land as well as in acquiring the Hughes

flying boat from the Disney Corporation, presented a report

of activities. He stated that it appears Summa Corporation

is blocking the attempt to acquire the flying boat (Spruce

Goose), even though it appears there are a number of people

who would like to see it brought to Las Vegas for a tourist

attraction.



Mr. Klaich reminded Dr. Hammargren that the University does

business in a collegial manner and that he felt Dr. Hammar-

gren had not followed this procedure. Mrs. Gallagher stated

that she felt there was a lack of communication between Dr.

Hammargren and the Board on this project.



Mr. Foley stated his understanding was that the System would

acquire the land, and, if it did, and if Dr. Hammargren

acquired the flying boat, that this might be a place to

house the boat, although he questioned whether there was

financing for the acquisition and the maintenance for the

boat once it was in Las Vegas.



Chancellor Dawson stated that his understanding was that if

the System was to acquire the land, it should do so without

any restrictions and to use it for educational purposes.

In addition, he related a number of meetings had been held

concerning this property: with President Meacham, CCSN, who

has determined the land would not be suitable for Community

College classrooms; with President Taranik, who has stated

the land might be useful for some research projects for DRI

but not for the Southern Nevada Science Center because of

the noise factor; with Dr. Donald Baepler, UNLV, who stated

many times the noise level would prohibit many University

activities. Chancellor Dawson also stated the value of land

is really only that at which it could be sold, and this

property cannot be sold; or, if it is, the seller would be

liable for paying the amount determined by a Federal govern-

ment appraisal. He also related that although a pending

law suit against the property was settled in Nevada, the

individual involved has declared he would appeal the deci-

sion to the Supreme Court, and has 90 days to do so. Since

the 90 days extend to August 9, 1992, no action is warranted

until that time.



Chancellor Dawson stated that he felt staff has proceeded in

good faith, although not at the speed Dr. Hammargren may

wish.



Dr. Hammargren moved to reaffirm the Board's action to ob-

tain the land for UNLV and further to ask the Clark County

Commission to place the matter on their agenda for consider-

ation. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mr. Foley questioned if Dr. Hammargren or Mr. Mc Caffery

had financial backing to obtain the flying boat and move it

to Las Vegas, then to house and maintain it. Mr. Mc Caffery

stated that last Fall there were 3 individuals who were in-

terested, although that is no longer true. Dr. Hammargren

stated that there is a new source for the funding and nego-

tiations are going forward.



Motion carried, with Mr. Foley voting no.



The meeting adjourned at 10:50 A.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

06-25-1992