June 27-28, 1983
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
June 27, 1983
A special meeting was held on the above date in the Pine Audito-
rium, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs William Cathey (UNR),
Joan Doggrell (CCCC), Michael Hardie (WNCC), Mary Ann Lambert
(TMCC), Allen Mori (UNLV) and Joseph Warburton (DRI), and Student
Association Officers Clarence Lee (UNLV), Ertis North (CCCC) and
Bill Siegel (UNR).
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 3:50 P.M.
1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and
filed with the permanent minutes) containing the following
items as recommended:
(1) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
a) President Goodall requested approval of the ac-
ceptance of the gift of land described as follows:
Unit 10, Block 9, Lot 30 of the Calvada Valley
Subdivision, as the same is shown on the map
filed in the Nye County Recorder's Office, File
No. 36872, Book NB, Page NP on 6-5-73.
This land was donated by Mr. Gilbert K. Tauscher,
Box 3053, Padre Isle, Texas 78597, to UNLV for use
by the Museum of Natural History, and if sold, the
proceeds are to go to that Museum.
b) President Crowley requested acceptance of the gift
of a 493 acre parcel of land in Churchill County
that was willed to UNR in the Estate of John J.
Platt. The land presents no liability to UNR and
there are no deed restrictions.
Mrs. Fong moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda. Ms. Del
Papa seconded. Motion carried.
2. Approval of Student Fee Increases
As requested by the Board at its meeting on June 16-17, 1983
the Officers presented the following recommendations for
student fee increases, effective Fall semester, 1983:
1) All Campuses - $100 per semester increase for out-of-
2) NNCC, WNCC and CCCC - recommend a $3 per credit regis-
tration fee increase;
3) TMCC - recommend a $5 per credit registration fee in-
4) UNR, UNLV - recommend a $5 per credit undergraduate
registration fee increase and a $10 per credit regis-
tration graduate fee increase, and that the $75 per
credit registration fee for the doctoral program Ed. D.
be abolished, and that the application for admission
fee be increased from $5 to $20 to be effective at the
end of the current application period of July 1, 1983
at UNR and July 15, 1983 at UNLV.
These increases are in lieu of the $1 student fee increase
and the $6.50 graduate student fee increase approved by the
1983 Nevada Legislature.
See Ref. B, filed with the permanent minutes, for outline of
the distribution of these fees.
The Board then agreed to consider each Campus request sepa-
Truckee Meadows Community College - $5 increase
President Eardley announced that TMCC has had a 50% growth
during the last 3 1/2 years and currently has the highest
student/faculty ratio in the System. In 1980 the Northwest
Accrediting Association recommended additional staff in the
library. At this time, TMCC has 1 director and 1 librarian
for 8700 students. His request includes a Nursing Director,
an Admission Coordinator, teacher assistants for the labora-
tories, 1 counselor, a library assistant, an assistant in
payroll and personnel, and an audio visual technician.
There is also requested an allocation for wages for hiring
students in various areas throughout the Campus.
Faculty Senate Chair Mary Ann Lambert spoke in support of
the increase and of the distribution of funds.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the $5 per credit increase at
TMCC. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
Regent Klaich commended President Eardley on his presenta-
tion and was particularly pleased that the increases were
providing services to the students. Ms. Del Papa agreed,
and added that raising student fees was not a pleasant task
for the Board, but is necessary at this time given the State
appropriations the System has received for the biennium.
Mr. Karamanos questioned whether the Community Colleges
should have different fees, to which both Chairman Mc Bride
and President Eaton replied that the needs of the Campuses
are now different and suggested that perhaps in future years
the fees could again be brought in line for all Campuses.
Northern Nevada Community College - $3 increase
President Berg stated the increase would address their
critical needs request, namely instructional equipment and
teacher assistants for the laboratories. In addition, $6000
would be allocated to grants-in-aid to bring those awards
in line with actual fees and to assist more students.
Mr. Klaich objected to any portion of the fee increase being
allocated to grants-in-aid on the basis that those who can
afford to pay the greater fee would also be paying for those
who cannot. Chairman Mc Bride explained that the appropri-
ated amounts in Campus budgets for grants-in-aid do not take
into account a raise in student fees; therefore, the number
of grants-in-aid on a Campus would have to be reduced. Mr.
Klaich replied that he would object to this, and other re-
quests in the area of grants-in-aid.
Mr. Klaich moved to approve the $3 increase at NNCC with the
$6000 listed under grants-in-aid shifted to teacher assist-
ants (as outlined in the NNCC critical needs budget). Mrs.
President Crowley asked to speak to this issue inasmuch as
several other Campuses would be affected by a shift away
from grants-in-aid. He stated that historically the System
has continued to increase fees, while the dollars allocated
by the State to scholarships and grants-in-aid have stayed
the same or been less. For example, the Legislature reduced
the UNR allocation to less than that for the current year;
therefore, either the Campus will give fewer awards or will
have to give an amount less than the cost of the fees.
Dr. Goodall explained that UNLV has the same philosophy, not
only for undergraduate students, but also for the graduate
students and staff. Graduate students are paid a certain
stipend plus student fees; therefore, when fees are raised
there is an impact on the Campus.
Vice Chancellor Dawson explained that the Board of Regents
policy states that as a condition of employment all profes-
sional staff members receive a registration fee grant-in-
aid for spouses and dependents, and they can take up to 6
credit hours themselves. All graduate assistants receive
a grant-in-aid which includes out-of-state tuition. A
classified employee taking a job-related class is entitled
to 100% of the cost of the class. A paper transfer is made
from the budgeted catagory in the operating budget to the
Mrs. Sheerin spoke against Mr. Klaich's motion stating that
her reason for doing so was that this is a contractual ex-
expense for the Campus which the Presidents are addressing.
Ms. Del Papa amended the previous motion to accept the fee
increases at NNCC in accordance with President Berg's recom-
mendation. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried. Vot-
ing no: Mr. Klaich, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Kenney.
Western Nevada Community College - $3 increase
President Davis stated that he and President-elect Calabro
were recommending $31,000 be allocated to communications
and utilities, $33,420 to part-time instructors, 1 counselor
and maintenance and updating of data processing equipment.
Faculty Senate Chair Michael Hardie supported the increase
and the allocations.
Mrs. Fong moved to approve the $3 increase at WNCC. Mrs.
Mr. Klaich questioned the amount for utilities, with Dr.
Davis replying that an additional 20,000 square feet of
building was opened for which the Legislature made no
allocation inasmuch as they had based their formula on
amounts prior to the additional square footage being opened
for student use. Ms. Del Papa agreed, reminding the Board
that the appropriations were critically underbudgeted in
the utilities area by the State Budget Office, and that
Campus Presidents have made several requests to use Capital
Improvement Funds to cover these expenses.
Clark County Community College - $3 increase
President Eaton recommended allocations for staffing, oper-
ating costs and equipment needs in high technology, develop-
mental and general education. She stated that 65-75% of
student credit hours at CCCC are generated by part-time
faculty and that the Campus would be greatly strengthened
by utilizing more full-time staff.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the $3 increase at CCCC.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Student President Ertis North supported the need for the $3
increase so long as it was applied to the instructional and
educational environment of the students. He asked that the
Board consider no further increases in tuition fees for a
period of years matching the dollar amount of the increase
over $2, and that any future increases be announced in suf-
ficient time for students to plan for the increase. Chair-
man Mc Bride stated the requests would be taken under ad-
visement. Faculty Senate Chair Joan Doggrell spoke in favor
of the increase.
All Campuses - $100 per semester out-of-state tuition in-
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
Mrs. Sheerin requested that the Board policy on residency
requirements be addressed at a future date.
University of Nevada, Reno - $5 undergraduate increase; $10
per credit graduate increase; $20 admission fee
President Crowley reminded the Board that UNR has received
less ($1.4 million) in their State appropriation for the
coming year than they have for the current year, and that
only the Colleges of Engineering and Business, and School
of Mines would receive increases over current funding. The
recommended increases will be allocated 77% to instruction,
6% to library, would restore 19 positions which were cut
from their budget, and move $256,000 into an unrealized in-
come reserve. This would give UNR a break-even budget and
has been based on their comprehensive program review and
critical needs budget.
Mrs. Whitley inquired about the Minority Affairs Office on
the Campus, to which Dr. Crowley replied that if a $7 per
credit fee was approved, it would, in addition to several
other items, provide for a Director of Counseling, and
would provide for increased recruitment of minority stu-
Upon questioning from Ms. Del Papa as to the effects of stu-
dent increases as it concerns athletics, Dr. Crowley indi-
cated that after increases are approved, all budgets will
be reviewed. There will need to be provisions made for the
funding of the athletic scholarships, and also a provision
for the $150,000 decrease in the State appropriation for
athletics, and at the same time meet the charge from the
Board on the new athletics policy, which does include in-
creasing the support for Women's Athletics.
Mr. Klaich questioned the necessity for the unrealized in-
come reserve and requested that if the increase is approved
that there be an accountability of these dollars to the
Board. Further, he stated that it was the intent of the
Board for these increased student fees to be allocated to
instructional purposes for students. Dr. Crowley explained
that the reserve is needed at this time inasmuch as it is
impossible to be certain that all income resources will
actually be available during the year. He assured the
Board that he would make reports to them on its usage and
that if it was not needed to make up unrealized income,
that it would be allocated to academic programming. Mrs.
Gallagher expressed her concern, stating the Board would
be requesting an accounting of the funds.
Mrs. Sheerin questioned the need for a $20 application fee
at the Universities, while it remained $5 at the Community
Colleges. President Crowley replied that this increase
would help allay some of the expenses of publication of the
catalog and the various brochures used for admission pur-
poses. President Goodall related that UNLV and UNR have
worked closely together on this issue and are in agreement
that the fee should be raised. UNLV does charge for cata-
logs placed in the Bookstore, but they do allocate to the
Deans and others a number of catalogs for which they do not
charge when they are used for recruiting or for use in the
Colleges. Dr. Eaton and Dr. Berg both felt the Community
Colleges serve different clienteles, their application fee
is a one-time charge, and at this time they do not need an
increased fee. Mrs. Sheerin agreed with the catalogs being
used for advertising, but suggested they then be charged to
an advertising budget and not to the admissions budget.
ASUN President Bill Siegel stated that he was a member of
the UNR Budget Planning Committee and was informed of the
necessity for an increase, but stated that he and his con-
stituency of students felt the $5 was too high. He stressed
the need for the increase to be allocated towards instruc-
tion, not for non-academic areas, and further stated that
students want affordable quality education.
Faculty Senate Chair Bill Cathey spoke in favor of the $5
increase, stating that even with this increase some Colleges
would be underfunded. He introduced Mr. Richard Arden,
President of the Engineering Alumni Association, who spoke
in favor of the increase.
Mrs. Whitley moved to approve the $5 undergraduate increase,
the $10 graduate increase, and the $20 application fee.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - $5 undergraduate increase;
$10 graduate increase; $20 application fee
President Goodall stated that UNLV has exceeded its project-
ed growth every Fall over the past 4 years. He reminded
Regents that just prior to the meeting he had distributed
another breakdown of the allocations of these projected
fees which shows two adjustments: one, to reflect the con-
cerns of student input obtained since the June 17 meeting
in Las Vegas, $150,000 will be allocated to the reserve
(down from $200,000), and, two, that the professional ad-
vancement monies will be used to help meet actual critical
needs as outlined in UNLV's critical needs budget. Also,
10% will be used for utilities which were not covered in
the State appropriation. One additional change is for a
classified person in the College of Hotel Administration
to facilitate the opening of that new building in the Fall.
Mrs. Fong questioned the positions allocated to the College
of Engineering, with President Goodall explaining that a
total of 4 faculty positions are anticipated: 2 for Math,
Science and Engineering, and 2 for the Library to bolster
high technology areas.
In answer to a question by Mrs. Whitley concerning the
Minority Affairs Committee at UNLV, President Goodall
replied that the Committee is currently operating and has
not incurred any expense at this time.
Mr. Karamanos requested clarification on student input into
the budget preparation. President Goodall stated he had met
with the students twice, the latest being Wednesday or
Thursday of the past week.
CSUN President Clarence Lee disagreed with President Goodall
and stated students did not have an opportunity for input
into the budget process, but upon further questioning by Mr.
Karamanos did agree that they had, indeed, met with Presi-
dent Goodall concerning the budget. Chairman Mc Bride ad-
monished Mr. Lee for his derogatory statements of the
President, stating he realized the students' frustration
of a fee increase, but reminding the students and the
audience that it is very difficult on the part of the
Regents to have to make such decisions, but given the
present circumstances, there appear to be no alternatives
if the System is to retain quality institutions.
Upon request by Mr. Karamanos, Mr. Mark Shaeffer, CSUN Vice
President, also strongly opposed the $5 student fee in-
crease, suggesting instead that programs and administration
be decreased, and further upbraided Dr. Goodall for not
working with students. Chairman Mc Bride gaveled down Mr.
Shaeffer's remarks, stating they were most inappropriate.
Dr. Allen Mori, UNLV Faculty Senate Chair, supported the
increase on behalf of the faculty.
Regent Klaich stated for the record that the Board would
be requiring periodic reports from UNR and UNLV on the al-
location of those amounts in the unrealized income reserve.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the $5 undergraduate fee
increase, the $10 graduate fee increase, and the $20 admis-
sion fee. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried. Mrs.
Fong and Mr. Karamanos voted no.
Mr. Karamanos stated that he was very disappointed and em-
barrassed with the statements and actions of the two CSUN
officers and apologized to President Goodall. Mrs. Whitley
and Mrs. Kenney also stated their concern and disappoint-
ment and apologized to the Board, the President and those
Mrs. Kenney requested that a future agenda item be a dis-
cussion on the student body issue.
Recommendation to Abolish the Ed. D. Fee - $75 fee, UNR and
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to abolish the $75 per credit
fee for registration in the education doctoral program
(Ed. D.) at UNR and UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
3. Approval of the Student Government Bylaws
During the 1983 Legislative Session, AB 411 was passed,
which is "An act relating to the University of Nevada;
authorizing the establishment of student governments;
authorizing the collection of a fee to support student
government; and providing other matters properly relating
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel, gave a briefing of this
bill, stating that it provides that any of the student
bodies within the System may establish a student government,
subject to separate governing documents, which are to be
voted on by a majority of the students who vote in their
elections, and, a vote by the Board of Regents. Further,
it also provides for a mandatory fee for the support of the
student governments, which is to be imposed upon request of
the students and after approval of the Board of Regents.
There were no grandfathering provisions made in the bill;
therefore, there is a question of whether the current stu-
dent governments will be legal after June 30, 1983.
A second point of discussion was based on the financial and
administrative accountability of student governments to the
System and to the System institutions. Case law indicates
that when a mandatory fee is imposed, it belongs to the
imposing body, and therefore are subject to that body's
Only the student government bylaws of Truckee Meadows and
Clark County Community Colleges currently contain language
which clearly states that all funds collected within the
System shall be controlled by the Board of Regents.
Mr. Klasic then discussed with the Board a number of al-
ternatives to the problem which included:
do nothing and accept the status quo;
challenge the constitutionality of the law in the
act to implement the law as set forth by the Legisla-
He then stated that the last alternative, in turn, could
be implemented in a number of ways:
abolish student governments as of June 30, 1983, and
wait until they reorganize and present new bylaws;
retain student governments, but direct that the bylaws
be rewritten and adopted with the necessary financial
and administrative control included;
repeal current government documents as of June 30, and
adopt provisional governments effective July 1, 1983
to last until December 31, 1983, at which point they
would go out of existence unless new governments have
Mr. Klaich and Mr. Klasic discussed the terms "bylaws" and
"constitutions", which are used in the bill and by which the
student government operating documents are called. Mr.
Klasic stated his opinion that the term "bylaws", used in
AB 411 was equivalent to the term "constitution".
Ms. Del Papa stated she had been meeting with members of
student governments and there is a great deal of concern
on their part, and they have assured her they do intend to
cooperative with the fiscal accountability requirements the
Board has placed on them.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of retaining the current student
governments, and directing that they work with their Presi-
dents to revise their bylaws to include language adopting
the required financial and administrative controls currently
in effect, and to present these corrected bylaws to the
Board for approval within a reasonable length of time. The
language to be adopted will be comparable to that evidenced
in the TMCC and CCCC student government bylaws. Mrs. Kenney
Chairman Mc Bride stated that he would be in agreement so
long as the documents make it very clear that they recog-
nize the responsibilities of the Board of Regents.
Assemblyman Jim Stone, author of the bill and a former UNR
Student Body President, was present and explained, from the
Legislator's viewpoint, that the bill uses the word "may",
rather than "shall" to avoid abolishing the student govern-
ments as of June 30, 1983, should the Regents not take
Mr. Stone stated that in discussing a grandfather clause
for the bill, the Legislature felt that it was a constitu-
tional infringement on the part of the Board, thus it had
not been added in the language of the bill.
Mrs. Sheerin requested clarification of the words "bylaws"
and "constitutions" as used in the bill. Mr. Stone replied
that the reason for using "bylaws" is that some of the
Campuses have bylaws, much like the Board of Regents Bylaws,
which are governing documents, and rather than change the
constitutions continuously, which should be a base document,
that the bylaws would be the appropriate place for these.
Also, he stated, that the Legislature felt there should be
student imput into their bylaws, and indicated that when-
ever a change would be necessary that the students would
have to vote to approve such changes.
Mr. Klaich inquired whether a Systemwide Bylaws for student
government could be used, and it was pointed out that it
would then be necessary for a Systemwide vote on adoption
Mr. Klasic cautioned that if the Board wanted a document
other than the constitutions, changes will have to be made
in several of those, because the student constitutions pro-
vide for bylaws to be amended by a 2/3 vote of the Student
Senate, with nothing stated about the student vote.
Ms. Del Papa reiterated that the overriding policy would
be the policy of the Board of Regents.
4. Approval of Phase I, Ph. D., Tutorial Basque Studies, UNR
President Crowley requested approval of the Phase I proposal
for the Ph. D. in Tutorial Basque Studies at UNR. This pro-
posal, cited in UNR's Comprehensive Program Review report
as a proposed area of excellence, would build upon the
strength of the existing Basque Studies Program which cur-
rently holds national and international recognition.
The Degree will be interdisciplinary within the College of
Arts and Science with emphasis upon directed independent
study and tutorials. Approximately one to two students will
be admitted annually. See Ref. C, filed with the permanent
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Phase I, Ph. D., Tutorial
Basque Studies at UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion car-
5. Approval of Phase II Proposal, Master's Degree in Nursing,
President Goodall requested approval of Phase II proposal,
Master's Degree in Nursing.
Phase I, Master's Degree in Nursing, was approved by the
Board of Regents on December 11, 1981, and permission to
proceed to Phase II was granted. The MSN program will pre-
pare nurses at the Master's level in tertiary care of the
adult client. The curriculum consists of 42 credits; 12 in
research, 12 in a field of specialization, 9 in teaching or
management, and 6 are core courses, as contained in Ref. E,
filed with the permament minutes.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Phase II proposal,
Master's Degree in Nursing at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher second-
ed. Motion carried.
6. Approval of System Core Course Requirements
As provided in Chapter 20 of the Board of Regents Handbook,
a System core of common courses for Associate of Arts and
Baccalaureate degrees was developed and approved by the
University of Nevada System Articulation Board and the
Academic Affairs Council.
This core of courses consists of 15 credits distributed in
the areas of English, Mathematics, Natural Science and
Social Science, or Humanities, to provide a program of gen-
eral education which will be transferrable throughout the
University of Nevada System. See Ref. D, filed with the
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the System Core Course Re-
quirements. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
7. Approval of Appointments to UNLV Foundation Board
President Goodall requested approval for the appointment of
the following individuals to the UNLV Foundation Board.
They have been nominated by the UNLV Foundation Nominating
Committee and have consented to serve.
Mr. Bill Bennett
Mr. Cliff Perlman
Ms. Faye Peterson-Johnson
Mr. Bill Boyd
Mr. Charles Ruthe
Mr. Frank Fertita
Mr. Frank Scott
Mr. Bill Morris
Mr. Jay Goldinger
Ms. Marilyn Redd
Mr. Harry Wald
Mr. George Swartz
Ms. Elaine Wynn
Ms. Nancy Houssels
Mr. Wayne Newton
Mrs. Kenney moved approval. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion
8. Approval of Expenditures and Renovation Projects, CCCC
President Eaton requested authorization for expenditures and
renovation projects at Clark County Community College as
identified in the following list. These projects are recom-
mended for implementation through utilization of the CCCC
Capital Improvement Fee account and from the unexpended sur-
plus from the construction of the new Learning Resource
Center. See Ref. F, filed with the permanent minutes.
I. Authorization to proceed with the following expendi-
LRC Equipment $ 200,000
Telephone System 300,000
Resealing Cheyenne Parking Lots 85,000
Sub Total $ 783,000
II. Authorization to obtain appropriate review and approval
from the State Public Works Board and the Interim Fi-
nance Committee for the following:
North Wing Renovation $ 427,000
Computer Area Renovation 328,000
Electronics Laboratory Renovation 40,000
AOJ Crime Lab/Science 75,000
Henderson Parking Lot 100,000
Sub Total $ 970,000
Grand Total I & II $1,753,000
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of Item I, and of Item II, but
that Item II be contingent upon review and approval of the
new President. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approval to Use Capital Improvement Projects Funds, NNCC
President Berg requested approval of an emergency item.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the emergency item. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
President Berg requested authorization to use Capital
Improvement Project Funds up to $5000 for utilities for
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
10. New Business
A. Mrs. Fong indicated that there were some irregularities
in the CCCC registration procedures. Dr. Bersi stated
that an audit is underway and that the problems would
B. Mrs. Fong queried about the mechanism needed to imple-
ment the recommendations of the Engineering Study.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board