UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 9-10, 1996


Volume 72 - Pages 1-32



August 9, 1996

The Board of Regents met on Friday, August 9, 1996, in the Great

Basin Theatre at Great Basin College, Elko, Nevada.

Members present: Mr. Madison Graves, II, Chair

Ms. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Members absent: Mr. Mark Alden

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mr. Daniel F. Klaich

Mrs. Nancy Price

Others present: Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis

General Counsel Donald Klasic

Vice Chancellor John Richardson

Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Carol Harter, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President James Randolph, WNCC

President Ronald Remington, GBC

Vice President John Hess, DRI

President Kenneth Wright, TMCC

Secretary Mary Lou Moser

Also in attendance were Faculty Senate Chairs Peggy Urie, UNR;

John Sagebiel, DRI; Larry Hyslop, GBC; Nancy Master, UNLV; Joanne

Vuillemot, CCSN; Richard Stewart, WNCC; Christopher Gaub, Vice

Chair, System Administration; Steven Streeper, TMCC. Student

Government leaders were also present: Dan Oster, UNR; Aaron

Rosenthal, UNLV; Luis Valeria, Nevada Student Affairs Director,

UNLV; Jeff Salisbury, Treasurer, ASB, GBC; Jennifer Lee, ASTM;

Lea Williams, USA, WNCC; and Joyce Marshall, GSA, UNLV.

Chair Madison Graves called the meeting to order at 7:30 A.M.

with all Regents present except Mr. Alden, Mr. Foley, Mr. Klaich

and Mrs. Price.

1. Closed Session

Upon motion moved to a closed session in compliance with

NRS 241.030, for purposes of discussion of the character,

alleged misconduct, professional competence or physical or

mental health of an employee(s) of the UCCSN.

Mrs. Sparks moved that the Board hold a closed session. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

The Board reconvened at 8:40 A.M. with all Regents present except

Mr. Alden, Mr. Foley, Mr. Klaich and Mrs. Price.

2. Introductions


3. Chair's Report

Chairman Graves commented that he felt one of the most im-

portant advancements the Regents have made is the annual

evaluation of the Presidents which includes a self-evalua-

tion. Chairman Graves extended an apology to all of the

Presidents on behalf of the entire Board of Regents for

the unfortunate incident that occurred in Las Vegas when a

President's self-evaluation was leaked to the Press. He

reported that steps have been taken to prevent this from

happening in the future and extended his deepest apologies

to President Harter.

Chairman Graves observed that one of the Board's most dedi-

cated and committed Regents, Carolyn Sparks, was attending

her last meeting in Elko and felt that she had a lot of

memories to take with her.

Ms. Berkley echoed Chairman Graves' apology to President

Harter and felt it was an outrageous travesty and a tremen-

dous insult to the integrity of the Board and the Chancellor

since they have worked very hard to develop the evaluation

process. Ms. Berkley requested time on the agenda to share

her suggestions for a solution to this problem. Chairman

Graves suggested this be discussed during new business.

4. Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Richard Jarvis stated he received a request from

Regent Klaich to address cost containment and efficiency

efforts and suggested the Presidents incorporate cost con-

tainment in their reports on a regular basis.

President's Reports:

President Moore reported that his staff is there to help

adults learn. He stated that one year ago one classified

person helped over 250 people register for classes. Recent-

ly one person enrolled over 390 people. In the academic

area, one professional staff assisted over 280 people.

Overall, more than 6000 people were assisted without the

help of additional staff and all were handled in a humane

and gentle manner because CCSN employees are becoming more

and more customer service oriented. President Moore proudly

reported that productivity has increased 30% without cost

to taxpayers.

President Randolph reported that WNCC has implemented a

number of changes and improvements in the area of cost con-

tainment. Examples include: the installation of cost-sav-

ing motion detection lights in classrooms; consolidation of

telephone lines in areas of light use which resulted in a

reduction of monthly service charges; removal of light bulbs

from every other light fixture to save energy; usage of

video conferences for meetings to reduce travel costs; im-

plementation of automated functions to reduce personnel

costs; consolidation of purchasing of supplies for two

Campuses; and reduction of one administrative position.

President Randolph stated that all WNCC faculty and staff

are actively participating in cost containment measures on

an on-going basis.

President Wright reported on August 20th TMCC will hold a

meeting that is a collaborative effort between several State

service agencies to discuss the possibility of establishing

a comprehensive career center on Campus. This will be a

one-stop center that will house a number of agencies con-

veniently located to better serve students.

In the area of cost containment President Wright reported

that TMCC has established an energy management system with

a computerized environment control capability; more effi-

cient lighting fixtures are being installed; copying costs

have been drastically reduced by establishing a centralized

copy center; and establishing a PBX telephone system which

will drastically reduce the number of external telephone

lines. Additionally, TMCC is in the process of establishing

a 2-year base budget review process which includes Depart-

mental meetings with budget personnel to review exactly what

expenditures occur in the last 2 months of each fiscal year,

as well as reviewing salary savings to analyze how those

funds are being utilized.

President Wright reported that the faculty will recommend

streamlining of the academic organization by the elimination

of one level of management and a reduction in staff from 28

positions to approximately 17. This will result in a more

efficient decision making process and reduce costs.

Vice President Jack Hess reported that since DRI is depend-

ent upon grants and research contracts for more than 90% of

its budget, they are continuously seeking ways to reduce

administrative costs so they remain competitive in that

environment. Recently, DRI had a reduction in overhead

rate from 77% to 70%. This reduction occurred over 3 years

due to administrative costs being maintained at a consistent

level while experiencing a base funding growth rate of 12%.

Dr. Hess further identified cost containment issues relative

to the physical plant which included an energy retrofit in

the Mackay Science Center; the implementation of procurement

purchasing credit cards which enable users to make purchases

up to $2000 which reduces the amount of paper being used;

and implementation of improvements within the institution

to reduce duplication of efforts for a more efficient oper-


President Remington reported that GBC is participating in

Team Elko which is composed of various tax supported enti-

ties in Elko, including the hospital, College, City and

County governments, School Districts, Chamber of Commerce

and the Convention Authority. Team Elko allows these en-

tities to interact to avoid duplication of efforts for

all agencies with the potential for tremendous savings.

President Remington also reported that some GBC programs

have been eliminated which resulted in cost savings.

President Remington reported travel is a large expense to

GBC. Some years back the Foundation provided funding for

an interactive video classroom and a second interactive

video classroom was funded through UNR, the Medical School

and AHEC which has resulted in a savings of more than

$40,000 in travel expenses through the interactive video


The pre-school building on Campus was partially funded

through a private donor; a very innovating Building &

Grounds crew have assisted with the completion of this

project in addition to other projects on Campus resulting

in over $100,000 in savings; and, investing in a press

for the Public Information area has resulted in a savings

of $25,000.

President Harter reported that when Dr. Guinn was President

of UNLV he tried to reduce the $10 million budget deficit.

UNLV is still working on this problem; however, over the

last couple of years very good progress has been made in

bringing staffing in line by reducing positions and there

are currently 17 faculty vacancies. The Provost is in the

process of redistributing those positions where the most

growth is occurring. The reorganization plan will take 14

small units and combine them with larger units that are

better aligned and will allow for future reduction in

administrative costs. President Harter reported other cost

containment efforts are: the design and implementation of

a position control system which produces computer generated

forms and contracts for returning faculty eliminating the

use of hand-written contracts and letters which has reduced

clerical expenses; implementation of a direct student lend-

ing process in the financial aid area which eliminates the

3rd-party in lending which in turn eliminates a great deal

of clerical support; increased usage of student employees

to replace some classified staff positions who were re-

assigned on Campus, particularly in parking services, re-

ducing salary expenses and creating work opportunities for

students on Campus; and, implementing an internal audit

system on Campus which will provide information for cost

reduction and increase efficiency.

President Crowley reported that a Blue Ribbon Committee

on Red Tape has inspired the University to take seriously

the effort to do business more efficiently. Some examples

are: the consolidation of forms used on and off Campus;

a variety of organizations have occurred over the years

which has resulted in greater efficiency; a major overhaul

of the student services area; the reorganizing of 3 schools

into 1 College of Human and Community Services which con-

solidated 3 Deanships into 1; implementation of energy

saving programs in the residence halls; annual program

reviews which lead to a better usage of existing resources;

out-service janitorial services in residence halls; mem-

bership in a bookstore consortium with other institutions

which allows UNR to leverage suppliers which will benefit

the students; technological improvements in admissions and

records; implementation of more evening classes; employment

of student employees in admissions and records, cutting

staffing expenses; the implementation of an energy cost

savings plan in collaboration with Sierra Pacific Power

Company, various shared staffing arrangements throughout

the Campus; and Printing Services and the Purchasing

Department has implemented cost saving methods.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that since UCCSN is approaching a

pre-legislative phase and seeking a substantial increase

to its budget, he intends to update the Board on a regular

basis of the ways of better utilizing the State's resources.

5. Approved the UCCSN 1997-99 Biennial Budget Request

Chancellor Jarvis and Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes presented

the 1997-99 Biennial Budget Request.

Dr. Anderes emphasized budget priorities which included de-

tailed explanations of each priority and reviewed specifi-

cally the dollars for each priority by institution and

sector. A much larger document will be presented to the

Governor which will include all institutions with more

detailed justification.

Dr. Anderes commended Mr. Larry Eardley, Budget Director,

and the Budget Office staff for their hard work in coordi-

nating the information for the budget and their interaction

with the Governor's Office and individual Campuses on almost

a daily basis and translating that information into the

budget. Mr. Eardley was instrumental in gathering and in-

terpreting this very critical information.

Mr. Phillips left the meeting.

Dr. Anderes outlined the UCCSN 1997-99 Biennial Budget

starting with a review of the key budget development activ-

ity and time frames. Dr. Anderes stated that balance and

growth are the primary goals for this budget; however, with

growth UCCSN must not diminish the services it is providing.

Support formulas should explain the magnitude of the issues.

He continued with a slide presentation which detailed the

priorities individually as follows:

Priorities Key Assumptions

Continue critical academic and administrative services

supporting student population

Encourage and expect more citizens to participate in

higher education

Identify an appropriate balance between the quality of

services provided and the number of students served

System Priorities and Funding


Priority Funding

1. Student Access $ 34.3

2. Improved Quality of Services 80.9

3. Enhancing Information Technology 35.2

4. Maintaining an Adequate Equipment Resource 30.0

5. Creating a State Law School - UNLV 5.2

6. Increasing Safety/Security Efforts 6.4

Enhancing Programs in Diversity 2.1

Expanding Applied Research Initiatives 3.6

Business & Industry/Workforce Development 2.3

7. Addressing School of Medicine Initiatives 3.0

Summary by Institution


Unit Appropriation Requested Percent

1995-97* 1997-99 Change

UNLV $196.6 $262.6 33.6%

UNR 176.0 225.9 28.4

DRI 5.3 10.8 103.8

CCSN 70.3 124.2 76.7

TMCC 39.5 53.9 36.5

GBC 13.6 19.1 40.4

WNCC 22.9 30.8 34.5

SCS 20.1 32.1 59.7

Other 86.9 106.3 22.3

Total $631.2 $865.7 37.2%

*Includes one-shots

In answer to a question concerning the 103.8% change for

DRI, Dr. Anderes responded that DRI has a small State base

budget. The applied technology initiative will add about

$1 million to this budget, which by itself is 20%. DRI

has also included funding for operation and maintenance

of new buildings and participation in the initiatives for

technology and safety.

Funding Sources


Sources of Appropriation Requested Percent

Funding 1995-97 1997-99 Change

State $489.4* $707.3 44.5%

Student 110.8 129.8 17.2

Other 31.0 28.6 (7.7)

Total $631.2 $865.7 37.2%

*Includes one-shots

Analysis by Sector/Region

Requested Increase - % over 95-97 Appropriation:

Region : South - 45.0% North - 30.8%

Universities : UNLV - 33.6% UNR - 28.4%

Community Colleges: CCSN - 76.7% North - 47.6%

Requested Increase in Total Dollars:

South - $119.9 million

North - 77.7 million

% of Total Budget:

95-97 97-99

South : 42.3% 44.7%

North : 39.9% 38.1%

Other : 17.8% 17.2%

Dr. Eardley questioned whether the UNLV Law School was in-

cluded in these figures, to which Dr. Anderes replied it was

and $5.2 million has been requested.

Dr. Derby questioned what the Southern region's 45% increase

represented. Dr. Anderes replied CCSN and UNLV together wil

bring a 45% increase into the next budget.

UCCSN Priorities


1. Student Access

Fully Fund Instructional Programs $25.4

Support 5% Annual Enrollment Growth

Increase Student Financial Aid 8.9

Seek Continuing Funding

Emphasis on Access for Most Needy

2. Improved Quality of Services

Support Formulas $43.5

Salary Increase (FY 98-6%; FY 99-4%) 29.9

Community College Faculty Funding 3.3

Support for Non-Formula Activities 4.2

3. Enhanced Information Technology

Distance Education $12.0

Academic/Administrative System Improvement 15.0

Workstation Replacement 8.2

4. Maintaining an Adequate Equipment Resource

$30 Million is Requested to Support: $30.0

Instructional and Vocational

Technical Programs

Research, Teaching and Computer


Buildings and Grounds

Library and Media Programs

Department Network

5. Creating a State Law School - UNLV

$5.2 Million is Requested for: $ 5.2

Hiring Faculty and Staff

Library Acquisitions

Program Operating Support

Mrs. Berkley asked whether the UNLV Law School would be

located on the Campus or elsewhere because it was suggested

by a Las Vegas Councilman that the Law School should be

located downtown. Dr. Harter stated that there may have

been conversation sometime within the last 23 years about

the possibility of locating the Law School downtown where

the majority of the law firms are located; however, this

location would not be conducive to the holistic University

environment in terms of having the Law School and faculty

interrelate. It is most important to ensure the Law School

does not feel isolated and more importantly that the stu-

dents are integrated with faculty in other disciplines and

there is a sense of academic and intellectual community on

the main Campus. Dr. Harter stated that it is her intention

that the home of the Law School be on Campus.

Mr. Phillips returned to the meeting.

6. Increasing Safety and Security Efforts

Enhancing Workplace Safety $ 4.3

Hazardous Substance Control

Strengthening Regulatory Oversight

Expanding Campus Security Initiatives 2.1

Enhancing Gender Equity 1.0

Increasing Access for the Disabled .6

Improving Recruitment/Retention of Minorities .5

Expanding Research Initiatives - $3.6

Million is Requested for: 3.6

Collaborative Efforts to Leverage Funds

Specific Applied Research Projects

Campus Initiatives

Strengthening Relations with Business

Industry (MAP)/Workforce Development

Expanding Partnerships with the

Private Sector 1.9

Improving Ways to Develop the

Workforce .4

7. School of Medicine Initiatives

$3 Million will Support: $ 3.0

Primary Care Instruction

Clinical Site Consolidation

Recruiting Health Care Staff in Rural


Continuing Education Programming

Dr. Eardley left the meeting.

Request for Funding Flexibility

The System is confronted with a chronic shortfall in

funds supporting non-instructional programs.

The 1997-99 request for funding the support formulas

will fall substantially ($40 million) below projected


In recognition of the continuing support funding short-

falls, it is recommeded that the Board seek State ap-

proval for allocating support funds at the institution's


The allocation of funding generated through the support

formulas will be monitored through the legislative man-

dated accountability report.

Mrs. Gallagher thanked Dr. Anderes for the excellent budget


Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the UCCSN 1997-99 Biennial

Budget Request. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Ms. Berkley agreed that this was a wonderful budget presen-

tation. She stated that at times she has been harsh in her

criticism of the Board and wondered why more has not been

accomplished even though she and the Board have worked very

hard. She stated there is a commonly held belief in South-

ern Nevada that there is an inequity in the funding between

the northern and the southern parts of the State. The

Chancellor has drafted a request that the Legislature fund

a study of the budget formulas used to support the UCCSN.

Chancellor Jarvis responded to Ms. Berkley's comments stat-

ing that item 18 on this agenda is a request for a compre-

hensive study. This was not funded at the last Legislature,

but it is clear that a comprehensive funding study is needed

by the UCCSN. Dr. Jarvis stated that this study will occur

next year whether or not the Legislature funds the study.

He also stated that the perceived inequity is not neces-

sarily the reason for the study, there are enormously dif-

ferent patterns of demands and activity since the last

study done in the 1980's. Also, there are financial aid

needs that are not covered in the funding formulas.

Motion carried.

The Chancellor stated that having officially approved the

budget the System is now in the advocacy season. This

burden falls mainly upon the Campuses and the Chancellor's

Office; however, Regents also play a fundamental part in

reacting with the public. The media will be reporting that

higher education has requested a 37% increase in its budget

request. The Chancellor stated that two important words

need to be communicated this year: "access" and "value".

In terms of access the System is proposed to grow approxi-

mately 5% per year which is almost twice the rate of growth

in the current biennium. In terms of value this request is

12% less than last biennium's request. He noted the tuition

proposal is a smaller rate of increase than the 1995-97

biennium. In addition, the System is also proposing a very

modest salary request.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that after the last session there was

a great deal of discussion regarding the funding study. She

stated that she supports the funding study and feels it is

critical in that many areas are not working well and really

do need to be reevaluated.

6. Approved the Acquisition of U. S. Bureau of Mines Building,

Land and Equipment, UNR

Approved the acquisition of the U. S. Bureau of Mines

(USBOM) Reno Research building, land and equipment by the

University of Nevada, Reno. With the dissolution of the

USBOM, many of its facilities are being transferred to

non-federal entities. The 63,000 square feet Reno Research

Center building sits on 2.24 acres of land in the geographic

heart of the UNR Campus. Transfer of the USBOM building,

land and equipment will allow expansion of teaching, re-

search and outreach programs in the areas of mining and en-

vironmental science. The request made by UNR to the U. S.

Department of Interior is included as Ref. G, filed with

the permanent minutes.

President Crowley reported that he has had discussions with

the Secretary of the Interior regarding the Bureau of Mines

building which has been a part of the Campus for 42 years;

therefore, with the dissolution of the USBOM the building

should be transferred to the University. President Crowley

further stated this building is in excellent condition with

well equipped laboratories. The deed has been reviewed by

Legal Counsel.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the acquisition of the

U. S. Bureau of Mines building, land and equipment by UNR.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

7. Approved Appointment - Director of Press

Approved the appointment of Ronald Latimer as Director of

the University Press, at an annual salary of $66,000 for

a period of 2 1/2 years, January 1, 1997 through June 30,


The Chancellor reported that a national search was Chaired

by Vice Chancellor John Richardson, who had presented an

excellent short list of candidates. The Chancellor stated

Mr. Latimer is currently Director of the Museum of New

Mexico Press and previously the manager of Cornell Univer-

sity Press. Mr. Latimer has a strong financial and market-

ing background. Since Mr. Latimer cannot join UCCSN until

January 1997, Chancellor Jarvis recommended a 2 1/2 year

contract at this time.

Chancellor Jarvis commended Mrs. Margaret Dahlrymple for

the excellent service she is providing to the Press as

Interim Director.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the appointment of Ronald

Latimer as Director of the University Press, at an annual

salary of $66,000 for a period of 2 1/2 years, January 1,

1997 through June 30, 1999. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

8. Approved Award of Contract

Approved a 3-year contract for President Joseph N. Crowley,

UNR, effective July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1999.

The Chancellor reported that President Crowley received an

excellent 5-year periodic performance evaluation during

1995-96; accordingly, he recommended approval of a 3-year

contract renewal.

Dr. Derby moved approval of a 3-year contract for President

Joseph N. Crowley, UNR, effective July 1, 1996 through June

30, 1999. Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Phillips seconded.

Mrs. Gallagher requested clarification of the contract re-

newal process and inquired whether the contracts for Presi-

dents varied in terms. Chancellor Jarvis responded that

when the Board eliminated "rolling" contracts 3 years ago,

all then-continuing Presidents moved to a 3-year fixed term

contract. Those contracts are now up for renewal consider-

ation. The Chancellor is basing his recommendations for a

multi-year contract renewal on the extensive Periodic Per-

formance Evaluation process implemented last year. The

process reviews the last 3-5 years of a President's perform-

ance and involved extensive on-Campus and off-Campus con-

sultation by the Chancellor. Both Presidents Crowley and

Remington underwent such reviews in 1995-96. The Chancel-

lor noted that these Periodic Evaluations are in addition

to the Annual Reviews he conducts on all Presidents each

year and which form the basis of his recommendations for

any merit increases. If a President was performing at an

outstanding level through a multi-year contract term, as

indicated by a series of Annual Reviews, the Chancellor

might make a recommendation for a further multi-year con-

tract renewal before the next Period Evaluation cycle is

complete. The contract renewal process is flexible and

the length of term recommended is based upon performance.

Dr. Eardley asked if all of the Presidents had tenure.

The Chancellor stated that 4 do: Presidents Crowley,

Harter, Remington and Taranik.

Motion carried.

9. Approved Award of Contract

Approved a 3-year contract for President Ronald Remington,

GBC, effective July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1999.

The Chancellor reported that President Remington received

an excellent 5-year period performance evaluation during

1995-96; accordingly, he recommended approval of a 3-year

contract renewal.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of a 3-year contract for Presi-

dent Ronald Remington, GBC, effective July 1, 1996 through

June 30, 1999. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.

10. Approved Appointment, Men's Football Coach, UNR

Approved the appointment of Mr. Jeff Tisdel as Men's Foot-

ball Coach for a term of 3 years, July 1, 1996 through June

30, 1999, at an annual salary of $90,000.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Jeff

Tisdale as Men's Football Coach, for a term of 3 years,

July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1999, at an annual salary

of $90,000. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

11. Approved the Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee


Chair Shelley Berkley presented the following report on the

Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee meeting held

July 10, 1996.

Biennial Budget Request for Distance Education - Vice Chan-

cellor John Richardson presented a report that requested

$12 million for distance education/networking which will be

included for the 1997-99 Biennial Budget Request. These

funds will be used to expand television sites from 42 to

61; expand 1-way and 2-way audio in Las Vegas, Washoe and

Carson City regions; and expand and extend Internet services

for K-12 and UCCSN. The first major category is for $2.3

million for program continuation which details expenses to

carry out the initiatives under SB 204. The second category

of $9.6 million is for program enhancement and includes

personnel expenses from SB 204. Dr. Richardson has worked

closely with K-12 on the SB 204 project during the past


Ms. Berkley moved to accept the report as presented. Mr.

Phillips seconded. Motion carried.

1. Approved the Ph. D. in Education, UNLV

Approved the Ph. D. in Education at UNLV as found in

Ref. A on file in the Regents Office.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Ph. D. in Education

at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

2. Approved the Reorganization Plan, UNLV

Approved the UNLV Plan for Reorganization of Academic

Units as presented. The Committee heard testimony

pro and con for the Plan from students, Administrators

and faculty. The most controversial aspect of the plan

was the placement of the Greenspun School of Communica-

tions in the College of Urban Affairs.

Since the Committee's action of July 10, UNLV had made

several changes to the proposed Reorganization Plan,

which were presented for review and consideration by

the Board.

President Harter stated that the changes to the UNLV

Reorganization Plan are minor, mostly editorial in

nature. She also reported that the Greenspun family

is very supportive and has endorsed the School of Com-

munications moving into the new College of Urban Af-

fairs and views this as an opportunity to grow. Changes

are as follows:

Change the title of the Extended Education to the

College of Extended Studies

Shorten title for Department of Dance Arts to the

Department of Dance and Department of Theatre

Arts to the Department of Theatre

Reorganization in Kinesiology programs

College of Liberal Arts improved language to clarify

that the B. S. degree in Women's Studies would

remain separate from Interdisciplinary Degree


Ms. Berkley requested clarification regarding concerns

about placing the School of Architecture under Fine

Arts since she has received letters on this issue.

President Harter responded that the School of Archi-

tecture is currently in the College of Engineering

and that it was both the faculty's desire and the ac-

crediting agency's wish that Construction Management

would be better served in Engineering and that Interior

Design, Landscape Design and traditional architecture

would be best housed within the College of Fine Arts.

Ms. Berkley also received letters questioning the School

of Clinical Science being moved to School of Nursing.

President Harter responded that since UNLV has had the

School of Clinical Science, its highest FTE was 13.

This is too small to be called a School. It needs to

be a Department and its program fits very well within

the soon to be School of Nursing. This has been cleared

with the accrediting body. Ms. Berkley expressed con-

cern in that since this is such a small Department it

could possibly be absorbed by the School of Nursing.

President Harter stated that it has a very clear cur-

riculum and will remain intact with maintaining a

mutually supportive relationship with the Nursing


Ms. Berkley complimented President Harter for the out-

standing negotiating she did with the Greenspun School

and how pleased the family is and stated this is a

tribute to Dr. Harter's leadership.

Mrs. Sparks commented on a letter she received from a

group from Valley Hospital regarding the Clinical Sci-

ence Program. Dr. Ferraro stated that the reorganiza-

tion will allow for a reduction in overhead through a

reduction in secretarial staff while maintaining the

current program Director, faculty and curriculum. The

program will also be listed separately in the catalog.

Mrs. Sparks felt that Dr. Ferraro's 3-page letter

clarified all concerns and will serve as a good refer-

ence for anyone who questions this situation.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the UNLV Plan for Re-

organization of Academic Units as presented. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

12. Approved the Audit Committee Report

Mrs. Sparks presented the report on behalf of Chair Mark

Alden on the meeting of the Audit Committee held July 10,


Audit Exceptions Report - The Committee received the Audit

Exceptions Report for the year ending June 30, 1996 as

presented by Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal

Audit. The report contained planned and actual hours for

each audit for 1995-96; an exception report analysis; sum-

mary of significant audit findings; audit findings on Fi-

nancial Statements, A-133 and Institutional Internal Audit

Reports; and, open and closed exceptions, with a brief

description of those exceptions. This report will be

published every 6 months and forwarded to both the Audit

Committee and the Finance and Planning Committee.

Internal Audit Procedures - Mr. Alden suggested changes in

procedures for audits by moving to a financial review and

further suggested that the Internal Auditors assist the

Departments with internal controls. It was pointed out by

Mrs. Cardinal that in each audit there currently is a fi-

nancial review and a classification of revenues and ex-

penditures, with any improper classifications so noted in

the report. Mrs. Cardinal stated that many of the areas

to be audited are so small in size they do not have the

staff for internal controls; however, at larger Campuses

the Controller's Office staff assists them. Also, Mrs.

Cardinal pointed out that Internal Audit cannot audit an

activity they control or with which they are involved.

Intercollegiate Athletics, UNLV - Mr. Alden requested a

financial review of revenues and expenditures for the period

July 1, 1993 through June 30, 1996 for Intercollegiate Ath-

letics at UNLV, and a number of schedules including 9 cate-

gories of revenues, 8 categories of expenditures and trade-

outs. He indicated this material was requested to maintain

a confidence level.

During the ensuing discussion, it was pointed out that:

a. Such requests for information should be made through

the Chancellor and should not go directly from a

Regent to the Campus staff.

b. The information requested had been supplied to Mr.

Alden 3-4 times during the year in various forms

as he had requested.

c. The information had been reported at the June meet-

ings of the Finance and Planning Committee and the

Board of Regents.

d. The information is contained in annual NCAA reports.

UNLV stated they would send a copy of the reports to

Mr. Alden.

e. Requests such as this require a great deal of staff

time which takes away from regular duties.

f. This is not an audit problem, but rather a fiscal

problem which is being rectified, and has been dis-

cussed with the Finance and Planning Committee dur-

ing the Fiscal Exceptions Report.

Mr. Alden stated he would abide by the Committee decision

but hoped the Regents would not sweep this under the carpet.

Mrs. Gallagher replied that the matter was being handled

through the proper channels, that a Committee and the full

Board had heard the matter and would be following progress

of the Athletic Department, and that the proper channel for

such requests is through the Chancellor.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report. Dr. Eardley


Mr. Graves commented that a lot of work is done in all of

the Committees and all members deserve to be commended.

Ms. Sparks stated she felt all comments should be on record

since the way the conversation had gone it sounded as though

Mrs. Cardinal was not doing her job; that UNLV had not fol-

lowed up on the requests; and the Board and Audit Committee

were not doing their jobs. Mr. Graves stated the irony is

that all this information had been previously provided to

Mr. Alden. Mrs. Sparks agreed in that reams of information

had been provided to Mr. Alden along with the NCAA report

which is provided annually.

Motion carried.

1. Internal Audit Reports

Mrs. Sparks presented the Internal Audit reports as

contained in Ref. B on file in the Regents Office.

UCCSN Systemwide FTE and Headcount, Fall 1995

UCCSN One-Shot Access Funds, Fall 1995

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Internal Audit re-

ports. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

2. Approved the Work Schedule, Internal Audit

Mrs. Sparks presented the work schedule for Internal

Audit as found in Ref. C on file in the Regents Office.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the work schedule for

Internal Audit. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion


Mrs. Gallagher commented that since 3 new Regents will come

on board soon, it should be explained very carefully to

them that if each demands individual requests from Depart-

ments, Colleges and institutions, it takes up a great deal

of time for the staff at these institutions and many times,

after the fact, means nothing. She stated that she leaves

some of these meetings with a great deal of guilt because

she does not operate like this and she hopes the new Regents

understand that is not a Regent problem.

Ms. Berkley stated that she appreciates what Mrs. Gallagher

and Mrs. Sparks did under the circumstances, and that it

was tough and they did an outstanding job.

Dr. Eardley stated that in prior years the Board went on

record to stop the interference of a Board member on a

Campus and stop the questioning; there were piles of in-

formation going out and the Board took a stand on this

issue and he feels it may be time to discuss it again.

Mr. Graves stated that when the Board restructured it made

the Chancellor the CEO requiring all requests to go through

his office. No one Regent should be requesting anything.

13. Approved the Finance & Planning Committee Report

Chair Dorothy Gallagher presented the report of the Finance

& Planning Committee held July 10, 1996.

The following items were presented for information only:

1. Information Technology

Mr. Van Weddle, Director of the System Computing

Services, provided a brief overview of the $15 million

to be included for Information Technology in the UCCSN

1997-99 Biennial Budget Request. There are 3 phases

of the request:

$9.0 million - Campus Computing, which only

addresses some of the needs of the


$1.5 million - SCS Hardware upgrade.

$4.5 million - Financial Application purchase,

which would replace the current

CUFS system.

2. Dept Management

Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit, re-

ported that Vice Chancellor Anderes is working with

Howarth-Montague and Associates in preparing a report

to be presented in September on loans, practices and

procedures, a list of all debt (by institution) and

debt ceilings for the System. The September Finance

& Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for Septem-

ber 4, 1996 in the Conference Room, System Administra-

tion in Reno.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to accept the report. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

14. Approved the Consent Agenda

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

20 & 21, 1996.

(2) Approved President Harter's recommendation for emeritus

status to the following:

Dr. Phillip E. Lowry, Associate Professor of Public

Administration, UNLV, Emeritus, effective June 30,


(3) Approved Tenure on Hire, UNR - Approved tenure on hire

for new Department Chairs as listed below. Both hire

and tenure are to be effective July 1, 1996.

Dr. Charles Bullock, Professor and Chair of the Depart-

ment of Health, Wellness and Exercise Sciences in

the College of Human and Community Sciences.

Dr. Wallace Whiting, Professor of Chemical Engineering

and Chair of the Department of Chemical/Metallurgi-

cal Engineering in the Mackay School of Mines.

(4) Approved the Advisory Board, College of Engineering,

UNR - Approved the appointment of the following indi-

viduals to the College of Engineering Advisory Board

at UNR:

Don Bently

Paul Lumos

Charlotte Jones Mc Connell

Glenn Williamson

Thomas "Spike" Wilson

(5) Approved Capital Improvement Fees, TMCC - Approved use

of $50,600 of Capital Improvement Fees at TMCC as


Replacement of Carpet, Phase IV $28,220

Renovation of Classrooms 12,060

Refinish Open Stairs in Phases

III, IV and V 10,320

Total $50,600

(6) Approved Capital Improvement Funds, CCSN - Approved

use of approximately $352,787 in Capital Improvement

Fees at CCSN on the projects listed below. This re-

quest is made in order to accomplish the projects by

the start of Fall semester.

Debt Service on Library Loan (annual) $288,287

West Charleston Campus - Interior

Renovations, Building B - Health

Related Programs 64,500

Total $352,787

(7) Approved Handbook Change, Tuition & Fees, School of

Medicine, UNR - Approved Handbook changes, Title 4,

Chapter 10, Section 13. Distribution of Fees and

Tuition, School of Medicine, and Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 4. Tuition as contained in Ref. C-7,

filed with the permanent minutes.

(8) Approved the following Interlocal Agreements:

A. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Junior Livestock Show Board (Inter-


Purpose : Cooperative Extension to provide

services for the Junior Livestock


$$ : $27,852 to UNR

Eff. Date: July 1, 1995 to August 30, 1996

B. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Child and Family Services


Purpose : Parent-Infant Enrichment Program.

$$ : $8,767 to UNR

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997

C. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Child and Family Services


Purpose : Partners in Parenting Program.

$$ : $64,939 to UNR

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997

D. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Department of Human Resources (Inter-


Purpose : 4-H Teams Exploring Careers Program.

$$ : $22,018 to UNR

Eff. Date: February 1, 1996 until work is finished

E. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Environmental Protection


Purpose : To provide population estimates in ac-

cordance with ongoing superfund site-

characterization projects.

$$ : $4,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1998

F. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Environmental Protection


Purpose : Remediation of acid mine drainage at

the Leviathan Mine.

$$ : $130,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: August 1, 1996 to December 31, 1997

G. Parties : Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada

Public Works Board (Interlocal)

Purpose : Engineering and architectural services

at WNCC Douglas Campus in Minden.

$$ : $880,000 maximum to Public Works Board

Eff. Date: August 1, 1996 to August 1, 1998

H. Parties : Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada

Public Works Board (Interlocal)

Purpose : Engineering and architectural services

at WNCC Carson City Campus for Trade

and Industry Complex.

$$ : $175,000 maximum to Public Works Board

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to July 1, 1998

I. Parties : Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada

Department of Motor Vehicles (Inter-


Purpose : Motorcycle safety and education


$$ : $15,000 to WNCC

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997

J. Parties : Board of Regents/GBC and the Nevada

Public Works Board (Interlocal)

Purpose : Engineering and architectural services

Great Basin College in Elko for Fitness


$$ : $850,000 maximum to Public Works Board

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to July 1, 1998

K. Parties : Board of Regents/GBC and the State

Occupational Information Coordinating

Committee (Interlocal)

Purpose : Amending effective date and replacing

"NNCC" with "Great Basin College" for

Nevada Career Information System.

(Amendment to 1993 Interlocal.)

$$ : $1,500 maximum to SOICC, adding con-

sultation fee

Eff. Date: May 30, 1996 until revoked by either


L. Parties : Board of Regents/CCSN and the Nevada

Department of Employment, Training and

Rehabilitation (Interlocal)

Purpose : Nevada Career Information System.

(Amendment to 1993 Interlocal.)

$$ : $1,500 maximum to SOICC, adding con-

sultation fee

Eff. Date: May 30, 1996 until revoked by either


Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Mr.

Phillips seconded. Motion carried.

15. Approved the Executive Salary Recommendations

Approved the recommendations for 1996-97 salaries for Presi-

dents and System Administration Executive Officers. These

recommendations include the 3% cost of living adjustment

funded by the Nevada State Legislature as well as merit in-

creases where appropriate based upon the Chancellor's evalu-

ation of performance. Ref. D is filed with the permanent

minutes. Chancellor Jarvis reported that these salary rec-

ommendations were presented at the last Board meeting.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the recommendations for

1996-97 salaries for Presidents and System Administration

Executive Officers. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

Ms. Berkley voted no.

16. Approved the Chancellor's Salary

Approved a 3% increase in the Chancellor's salary, based

on the cost of living adjustment (COLA) authorized by the

Legislature, retroactive to July 1, 1996.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that although it is not a legal

requirement to bring a cost of living adjustment for Board

action, however, in in the case of the Chancellor's salary

it is his personal belief that as a public officer his

salary should not change except by explicit action by the

Board. This item only applies to the Chancellor and no

other member of the System.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of a 3% increase in the Chan-

cellor's salary, based on the cost of living adjustment

(COLA) authorized by the Legislature, retroactive to July

1, 1996, as presented. Mr. Phillips seconded. Mrs.

Berkley voted no. Motion carried.

17. Approved a Project Account for Western Governor's University

Vice Chancellor John Richardson presented a report on a

project being developed by the Western Governors' Associa-

tion called the "Western Governors' University". Chancellor

Jarvis requested authorization to work with the Governor

and staff on planning and design of the Western Governors'

University and to create a project account for deposit of

any planning fund the Governor may provide for the project.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that he is very excited about the

Western Governors' University and working with the Governor

and his staff in representing Nevada's interest in respect

to the development of the WGU.

Dr. Richardson stated that in late December he and the

Chancellor attended a meeting of the Western Governor's

Association (WGA) in Las Vegas where they first discussed

the Western Governor's University (WGU). This was the

introductory meeting of this concept. Things moved very

quickly and on August 6, 1996 a letter from the Governor

was received requesting the Board accept an appropriation

of $100,000 from the Interim Finance Committee if the

Governor is successful in receiving these funds. This

money would be transmitted to WGA for the WGU. The second

part of the letter requested the Chancellor to work with

the Governor in pursuing this project.

Dr. Richardson reviewed the purpose of the proposed WGU:

Broaden access to higher education by fostering the use

of advanced technology for the delivery of educational

services. This refers to providing services to non-

served and underserved populations, often referred to

as non-traditional students. Advanced technology such

as Internet, interactive television, satellite tele-

vision, video tapes, CD ROM and audio will be used for

delivery. WGU's concept will pull together these re-

sources and transmit them across State boundaries.

To encourage joint development of new learning tech-

nology standards and assessment material among states

and with private entities to ensure productivity. Cur-

rently there are 12 states signing the implementation

plan. To date California and Texas are not involved.

The public and private partnership will enlist support

of a number of computer companies and publishers. This

activity would link private enterprise and public and

private higher education in a joint effort to provide

services to students. Also, the states would be inter-

connected through technology so they could communicate

across state lines.

Dr. Richardson explained the WGU's criteria ensures that the

institution would be:








high quality



quickly initiated

Dr. Derby asked if the WGU would be a public or private Uni-

versity. Dr. Jarvis responded that, as it would transit

from the WGU as its initial Board of Trustees to a non-

profit corporation of member states, he thought WGU would

be a public entity. Later, General Counsel Klasic clari-

fied that the WGU, as described, would have the status of

a public charity under Nevada law, but it would not be cor-

rect to call it a "public University".

Mr. Graves asked why California and Texas have elected to

not participate. Dr. Richardson responded that he felt they

have not quite made the choice yet, that they may particpate

in the future. They feel they are already so big and offer

so much they do no see any benefit in this and California

would prefer to market this educational endeavor as inter-

national rather than regional.

Mrs. Gallagher asked if tuition would be charged. Dr.

Richardson responded that students would pay on a per credit


Dr. Richardson outlined what approvals were needed today.

The Governor has agreed to serve on the Steering Committee

with an appointee. The funding request for $100,000 will go

to the Interim Finance Committee which is necessary to im-

plement the plan. The Governor will also seek additional

financial resources. One center which will serve as the

central office will be established in Nevada to facilitate

WGU access. All State course offerings will be listed on

the Internet as well as degree requirements. At this time,

the approval of the Board to establish an account is re-


Dr. Eardley left the meeting.

Dr. Richardson stated that measures will be taken to elimi-

nate any unnecessary access barriers such as non-resident

tuition and State licensure laws which may restrict course

offerings of out-of-state courses.

Chancellor Jarvis further explained that WGU would broker

courses; the actual course offerings would be on the Inter-

net. Competencies would be developed for degrees/certifi-

cates; the center lists all courses for a given subject

that a student would need to take to receive a degree; stu-

dents would contact the school for actual course offerings;

WGU would list whether students have completed necessary

course requirements; and they would issue the degree/certif-

icate. Financial aid delivery methods will have to change

in the future.

Mrs. Sparks questioned who would pay for the center. Chan-

cellor Jarvis responded that no State funds would be used;

this program is self-funded through tuition. Mrs. Sparks

also requested information regarding how this would benefit

the UCCSN. Chancellor Jarvis stated that to not participate

would be detrimental and that it will not take away from the

traditional Community College or University student, but

opens opportunities to another market of students. It pro-

vides another means of offering competency based degrees to


President Crowley stated this would have to be an accredited

institution and would be treated as any other degree-grant-

ing accredited institution. UCCSN will not lose students;

however, if it does not participate then some other private

institution will provide the service. Mrs. Sparks asked

what UCCSN will get as a result of this participation and

if it provides access to students free of charge. Dr.

Richardson explained that the access would not be free and

that Nevada has many course offerings that would be bene-

ficial to students in other states and vice-versa. He ex-

plained that it would permit a person in another state to

enroll in a Nevada course; Nevada would get the tuition

and Nevada would get a fee for working with that in-state


Ms. Berkley stated that many questions are raised by this

idea; however, she feels it is an incredible opportunity

with great future potential. Since the Governor has al-

ready signed on, she feels it is important to support him

and have confidence in this area.

Dr. Richardson stated that some states are encountering

problems with state licensing; however, this is not a prob-

lem in Nevada.

Ms. Berkley moved approval to create a project account for

deposit of any planning funds the Governor may provide for

the WGU project. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Chancellor Jarvis advised that there are already states of-

fering this type of education and the UCCSN course catalog

is on the Internet. UC Berkley is adding 400 courses on

the Internet this Fall; this information area is just ex-

panding everywhere.

Dr. Derby questioned how effective this is in expanding

student intellects. Dr. Richardson responded that currently

not enough is known about the learning process and many

questions have been raised; however, correspondence courses

are currently offered, and this method will provide an al-

ternative to students who cannot exercise other options.

President Harter agreed that interaction with students is

the most ideal way to learn and this will not replace higher

education as we know it, it only provides alternatives to

those who may not have an educational opportunity. Presi-

dent Wright stated this would be a supplement, not a re-

placement to higher education. Certifying competency would

be essential to the success of the program. Truckee Meadows

Community College would like to become a center.

President Moore reported that in the first 3 months of this

year more PCs have been sold than televisions. He feels the

methods used to teach are radically changing and ways to

get information are changing. It is imperative for the

UCCSN to be in the middle of this new business.

Mrs. Sparks stated that she intended to support this idea;

however, she felt that there are some very clever business-

men who have put this together, and that in a couple of

years it will be interesting to see who ends up leading


Chancellor Jarvis summarized that the Board's approval is

required to set up a project account for the Governor's

membership fees. Also, for approval for him to work on

this project developing this planning process, since it is

becoming a very significant project.

Motion carried.

The meeting recessed at 12:15 P.M. and reconvened at 12:45 P.M.

with Regents Graves, Berkley, Derby, Gallagher, Phillips and

Sparks present.

18. Approved Bill Drafts

Approved the UCCSN bill drafts to be presented for the 1997

Legislative Session.

A. Funding Study - Establishment of a committee to study

the funding of public higher education in the State of


Chancellor Jarvis stated that the only bill draft proposed

is a revisit of one presented last session, SB 17.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the UCCSN bill draft. Ms.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

Dr. Eardley entered the meeting.

Mrs. Gallagher requested the Chancellor review bill AB 69

from the last session which presented a tax break for busi-

nesses who employ students and applies only to K-12. Mrs.

Gallagher would like to know if it might apply to higher

education and particularly the Community Colleges.

Mr. Graves stated that he just recently became aware that

the State of Nevada was considering assessing car dealer-

ships a sales tax on vehicles they donate to the Univer-

sity. He is not sure if this is a bill draft or an inter-

pretation, but this could have a very profound effect on

the UCCSN.

Ms. Berkley commented that Assemblywoman Jeannine Stroth

is introducing a piece of legislation regarding prepaid

tuition; that if this is significant or worthy the UCCSN

should make the proposal, not an assemblyperson. Mrs.

Gallagher reported that this has come up previously.

President Crowley explained that UCCSN looked at several

other states and was not impressed with such measures.

There were many unresolved tax questions and it was deter-

mined at that time that UCCSN was not interested.

President Harter explained that Ohio adopted the Michigan

Plan and then after 5 years did not allow any new members

to enter due to complicated inflation, tax and logistical

issues. It was not a good experience at all.

19. Approved the Manufacturing Assistant Program (MAP)

Approved the request to accept $200,000 authorized by the

Legislature's Interim Finance Committee to support the

Manufacturing Assistant Program's (MAP) activities during

the remainder of the 1995-97 biennium. The State funds

will be matched by Federal funds and will enable the MAP

program to expand its activities to the Southern and Elko

areas of Nevada.

President Crowley reported that the MAP program is an ex-

isting program at TMCC and WNCC and is a program that is

responsive to a request from the manufacturing industry

to provide a vehicle for technology, research, information

and need assessment. It would put field agents in Northern

Nevada in touch with those firms. Two field agents are

currently employed; one in the Carson City area and one in

Reno. A partnership was developed with INC., a Federally

funded program. INC. will provide a matching grant through

the State Economic Commission whereby the $200,000 becomes

$400,000. The program will allow for expansion particularly

in the Southern region. The program is very successful and

has expanded beyond manufacturing; construction and mining

are very interested in becoming involved. President Crowley

stated that in Nevada manufacturing has led the nation in

job growth in the last 3 years. The bulk of growth is in

the South; however, growth is strong in the North as well.

President Crowley stated he felt this grant would signifi-

cantly benefit all 6 institutions in the System. It should

be noted that all persons employed are on a 1-year contract.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to accept $200,000 authorized

by the Legislature's Interim Finance Committee to support

the Manufacturing Assistant Program's (MAP) activities dur-

ing the remainder of the 1995-97 biennium. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.

20. Approved Gift of Land, UNR

Approved a gift deed to the University of Nevada, Reno for

a 240-acre parcel of land in eastern Nye County, Nevada

from the William O. Bradley and Leonard H. Mc Intosh fami-

lies. The grantors are reserving for themselves all mineral

rights. The gift of property is for the benefit of the Col-

lege of Agriculture. It was recommended this gift be ac-

cepted subject to a satisfactory report on the physical

inspection of the property by University personnel and sub-

ject to review of the legal documents by Legal Counsel.

President Crowley commented that this gift of land from the

Bradley and Mc Intosh families will be used for the College

of Agriculture for its research programs.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the gift of land pending a

satisfactory report on the physical inspection of the

property by University personnel and subject to review of

the legal documents by Legal Counsel. Mr. Phillips second-

ed. Motion carried.

21. Approved the Extension of a Loan, UNLV

Approved extension of the loan with Bank of America on the

Lied Athletic Complex to 7 years. President Harter reported

that originally this loan was to be paid off in 2 years.

The original loan amount was $1.7 million; however, the ex-

tension will be for $1.5 million.

Dr. Derby moved approval of the extension of the loan. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

22. Approved Resolution for Medical School Loan

Approved a resolution approving an appoximately $755,000

bank loan for University of Nevada Medical School.

Vice President Ashok Dhingra reported that at the last

Board of Regents meeting UNR was granted authorization to

seek bids. 15 institutions were contacted and 5 responded;

the best interest rate was 5.37%.


WHEREAS, the University and Community College System

of Nevada (the University) intends to borrow $755,000

from Pioneer Citizens Bank of Nevada (the Bank) pur-

suant to a letter from the Bank opened on August 6,

1996 in response to a solicitation of bids therefor

(the Proposal, attached hereto) for the purpose of

financing improvements for University of Nevada School

of Medicine consisting of a medical building in Las

Vegas, such borrowing to be evidenced by a note signed

by the appropriate officials at the University (the


Dr. Eardley moved approval to refinance the bank loan for

the University of Nevada Medical School in the amount of

$755,000 at 5.37% interest. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion


23. Approved a Revision of the Capital Projects Budget Request,

Medical School

Approved a revision to the University of Nevada Reno's plan-

ning priority in the Capital Projects Request in Tier I,

Priority 13, UNR - Planning $1.6 million.

This request will not change the total request of $1.6 mil-

lion, but will reduce the request for the design for Labora-

tory/Science building by $200,000 to provide for State fund-

ing in a like amount for the School of Medicine Library

project on the Reno Campus. Ref. E filed in the Regents


President Crowley commented that this request will have no

impact on the budget request previously submitted. The

request is for planning the Library for the School of Medi-

cine which was a key component in the accreditation report.

The remainder of funding for the building will come from

the private sector.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the request to revise the

Capital Projects Budget for the Medical School. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.

24. Approved Bid, Mortgage Refinancing, WNCC

President Randolph requested approval of a bid from Zion

Bank for mortgage refinancing for WNCC. At its April 1996

meeting, the Board approved WNCC to seek bids for the re-

financing. One financial institution responded. Savings

on the refinancing will be used to purchase vehicles for

the College.

President Randolph stated the loan amount to be refinanced

would be $1,655,126 as detailed below:

Family Services Center $ 500,675

Fallon Building 354,451

Douglas Center 800,000

Total $1,655,126

President Randolph reported that Zion Bank was the only bid

received at a variable interest rate of 5.6% which would be

paid by capital improvement fees. This would immediately

free up approximately $500,000 which was set aside for capi-

tal projects and would allow WNCC to use this money for

future projects.

The second part of the request is for an auto loan in the

amount of $75,000 for the purchase of 4 new vehicles. Two

banks submitted bids; Zion was the best bid with an interest

rate of 7.95%.

President Randolph clarified language for the refinancing

as: "The Board, through the request of the President for

the refinancing of bank loans and the mortgage refinancing,

is hereby designated as a qualified tax exempt obligation

within the meaning of Section 265(b) 2(b) of the Internal

Revenue Code of 1986 as amended." The second part should

be for the approval of a bank loan from Zion Bank in the

amount of $75,000 to allow WNCC to purchase 4 vehicles.

This loan will be repaid with State funds.

Mr. Graves questioned why only one bid was received for

the mortgage refinance when Dr. Dhingra was successful in

receiving 5 bids with lower fixed interest rates for the

loan for the Medical School. President Randolph stated

that since there is no urgency in this matter, he would

agree to withdraw the request and submit the bid for re-

financing of the mortgages and return to the Board at a

future date.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval for WNCC's request for a loan

in the amount of $75,000 for purchase of 4 automobiles. Mr.

Phillips seconded. Motion carried.

25. Approved the Resolution for Revenue Bonds, TMCC

Approved the request for approval to seek revenue bonds for

$1.2 million for TMCC. The bond proceeds will be used to

pay off a loan on the Applied Technology Center.


A Resolution pertaining to the issuance of bonds for the

purpose of financing the cost of building, equipping and

furnishing an Applied Technology Center for Truckee

Meadows Community College; authorizing the Chancellor

to arrange for the sale of bonds; and providing other

matters pertaining thereto.

Dr. Eardley requested information regarding the status of

bonding capacity for the institutions. Dr. Anderes respond-

ed that a comprehensive review will be presented at the

September Board meeting which will clarify this matter. He

further stated that UCCSN is not close to the ceiling since

there is a $10 million limit annually.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the request to seek revenue

bonds in the amount of $1.2 million for TMCC. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.

26. Approved Handbook Change, Personnel Files

Request is made for approval of a Handbook change, Title 4,

Chapter 2, New Section 4, Personnel files. Ref. 26 on file

with the permanent minutes.

Chancellor Jarvis summarized the purpose of this proposal is

to define personnel files for a restricted group of individ-

uals, the Chancellor, the Presidents, the Vice Chancellors,

the Secretary of the Board of Regents, the General Counsel

and the Deputies to the Chancellor. Additionally, it is

necessary to define which elements of these personnel files

may be allowed access, by whom, and confidentiality require-

ments. Chancellor Jarvis felt it is important to define

these confidentiality requirements for both the System

Executive Officers and for faculty and professional staff

on the Campuses. Faculty Senate Chairs will be contacted

after this meeting to change Campus Bylaws in order to

comply with these changes.

Dr. Jarvis stated it is important that there are federal

laws protecting a student's privacy, and questioned whether

there were any Federal laws that protect personnel files

of individuals. Mr. Klasic stated the Buckley Act applies

to students, and that there is a Federal government policy

act which applies to employees of the Federal government

only, it does not apply to State employees.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook change, Title 4,

Chapter 2, New Section 4, Personnel Files. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.

27. Approved the Donation of Land, CCSN

Approved the gift of land of 2.5 acres. President Moore

explained that CCSN wishes to exchange a 40 acre patent

acquired from the BLM for 40 acres currently owned by a

private entity, of which 37.5 acres was acquired from the

BLM but which has private ownership rights over an addi-

tional 2.5 acres located within the BLM acreage. CCSN

requested approval for the acceptance for the 2.5 acres

as a donation from the private entity as a first step in

exchanging the patents. CCSN will return to the Board

at a later meeting for approval of the exchange of the

remaining 37.5 acre patent with CCSN's 40 acre patent.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the gift of 2.5 acres of

donated land. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Mr. Graves asked if the property has been inspected. Presi-

dent Moore stated he personally inspected the property.

Motion carried.

28. Public Comment

Mrs. Sparks thanked President Remington and his staff stat-

ing that during the last 12 years she has attended many

interesting and informative meetings in Elko and GBC has

always been very willing to work with the Regents. She has

attended Cowboy Poetry, gold mine tours, Biltoki dinners

and has had the privilege of watching the Campus grow from

two buildings to its current size and that she is proud to

be a part of its history and growth. Mrs. Sparks expressed

appreciation to President Remington and his staff for all

the kindness shown to her and she stated that she will miss


29. New Business

Ms. Berkley stated that the Jewish high holidays are ap-

proaching and requested Campus Presidents to notify their

faculty to adhere to the Handbook policies and requested

that if a faculty absolutely must give a test on a high

holiday day they should give students an opportunity to

make up the work. Ms. Berkley commented that she intends

to print in the Jewish Reporter and the Israelite newspaper

the name and home telephone number of any faculty member

who does not comply with the Handbook requirements.

Ms. Berkley offered a solution for the distribution of

confidential personnal evaluations. She stated she ob-

jected to the plan proposed by the Chairman and Chancellor

whereby a single copy would be held in the System Adminis-

tration Office in the North and South for Regents in those

areas to review. Ms. Berkley stated that she is employed

and does not have the luxury of taking off several hours

and going to another location to do a review of evaluations,

she prefers to be able to read such material at her home

on her own time. Ms. Berkley continued that with the

Presidential evaluations it was important for her to read

all of them and know the content before meeting with the

Chancellor to discuss the individuals. She reminded the

Board that there were only 11 copies distributed to the

Regents. The actions of one Regent by releasing that con-

fidential document made a hardship on the remaining Regents.

She proposed that the hardship should be just on one Regent

at a time. Therefore, for a period of time, each Regent,

except one, should be provided with all confidential mate-

rial at their homes. That one Regent would have to go to

the System Office to read the confidential material. Ms.

Berkley further proposed that this process should begin

alphabetically and that the period of time be 4 years.

Within 44 years, the Regents would then know who, in fact,

had leaked the material. She asked that the Regents think

about this and also asked that this solution be considered

at a future meeting.

Dr. Derby stated she received information from the UNR De-

partment of Continuing Education indicating that UNR has

been chosen as the local site for a lecture series on

organizational leadership and excellence which will be

aired around the world. The 4-part series will be offered

on September 12th, October 1st and 23rd, and November 15th

in Reno.

Mrs. Sparks stated that UNLV will also present this series

in the Fall.

Mr. Graves addressed the suggestion of moving the September

26th Board meeting to October 3-4 at the request of Dr.

Derby who has a conflict with the September date. It was

further requested that the October meeting be held in Las

Vegas and the November meeting be held in Reno.

The meeting adjourned at 1:40 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser