08/27/1992

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 27-28, 1992








08-27-1992

Pages 60-110



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

August 27-28, 1992



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-

um, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),

Carolyn Collins (CCSN), Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Egami

(DRI), Michon Mackedon (WNCC), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Ellen Pillard

(UNR), Robert Skaggs (UNLV) and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Carolyn Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:50 A.M.

Thursday, August 27, 1992, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley and Whitley.



1. Introductions



Chancellor Dawson introduced Dr. John Richardson, newly

appointed Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and welcomed

Mr. Bill Shields, candidate for Regent seat in Las Vegas.



2. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks expressed her appreciation to President

Gwaltney and staff for the wonderful Phase V Complex dedica-

tion ceremony that she and others took part in the night

before.



Chairman Sparks expressed her thanks to those who have

demonstrated patience and support throughout the past

Summer months in regard to the turmoil in Southern Nevada;

i. e., recall campaign, legislative litigation, etc. She

maintained that higher education continues to fourish in

Nevada.



Chairman Sparks announced the 1992-93 committee assignments

as follows:



Academic Affairs Committee Legislative Liaison



Jill Derby, Chairman Shelley Berkley, Chairman

Shelley Berkley James Eardley

Daniel Klaich Daniel Klaich

June Whitley June Whitley



Investment Committee Audit Committee



Daniel Klaich, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman

James Eardley James Eardley

Joseph Foley June Whitley



Status of Women Research Affairs



Jill Derby, Chairman Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman

Shelley Berkley Jill Derby

Daniel Klaich Joseph Foley

June Whitley Dorothy Gallagher

Joseph Crowley, UNR

Paul Meacham, CCSN Budget & Finance Committee

Isabelle Emerson, UNLV

Jacqueline Kirkland, TMCC Committee of the Whole



Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs



June Whitley, Chairman John Gwaltney, TMCC

Jill Derby Robert Maxson, UNLV

Joseph Foley Paul Meacham, CCSN

Anthony Calabro, WNCC Ron Remington, NNCC

Joseph Crowley, UNR James Taranik, DRI



Chairman Sparks indicated that because of the Com Dex con-

vention in Las Vegas, the regularly scheduled Board of Re-

gents' meeting on November 19-20, 1992 has been moved to

Reno.



It has been requested that the Board of Regents meet with

the State Board of Education to develop a formal letter to

the Governor decrying the budget reductions. Chairman

Sparks stated that she felt the State Board of Education

wanted a much stronger letter to be sent to the Governor

than the Board of Regents would want to submit. Mrs.

Gallagher stated that the Board of Regents should develop

its own letter, and Mr. Klaich stated that Chairman Sparks

has already articulated the Board's budget position to the

Governor and felt the letter would not be necessary. Chair-

man Sparks stated that the joint meeting will be postponed

and she would convey that to Mrs. Carley Sullivan, Chairman

of the State Board of Education. Dr. Derby did state that

during the recent Academic Affairs Retreat, it was recom-

mended that the Board of Regents meet jointly with the State

Board of Education.



3. Approved Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:



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

25-26, 1992 and minutes of the special meeting held

August 10, 1992.



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

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



(3) Approved the following appointment to the Information

Science Research Institute Advisory Board at UNLV:



Donna Harman, Gaithersberg, Maryland



(4) Approved the following appointment to the School of

Medicine Advisory Board:



Renee Diamond, Las Vegas



(5) Approved the following waivers of the one-year notifi-

cation for early retirement at UNR:



A. Loretta Anne Amaral, Getchell Library, Plan I,

effective April 20, 1993



B. Ken Braunstein, Department of Criminal Justice,

originally applied for the Early Retirement In-

centive Program in April, 1992, to begin a phase-

in retirement under that program on July 1, 1993.

He would have met the eligibility requirement of

25 years of service by that date.



Since that time, he has offered to begin phase-in

retirement one year early in order to help meet

budget shortfalls allocated to the College of Arts

and Science, UNR. This change is agreeable with

the Dean. Approval of the one-year notification

requirement would also include a waiver of .75

years of the eligibility requirement under the

Early Retirement Incentive Program. Allowing the

phase-in to begin one year early will save the

Department funds this year and the incentive pay-

ment would not be due until July, 1997.



(6) Approved administrative leave for Stan Aiazzi, Dean of

Student Services at NNCC, beginning April, 1993 to

study computer technology.



(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to August 31, 1993

Amount : $120,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide seminars and con-

ference presentations.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Division

of Mental Hygiene and Retardation (Interlocal

Contract)



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

Amount : Not to exceed $2,597,539 annually

to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide staff psychologists

for Division of Mental Hygiene and

Retardation.



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

of Mental Hygiene and Retardation (Interlocal

Contract)



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

Amount : Not to exceed $9360 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide psychology doctoral

candidate students to Sierra De-

velopmental Center for psychologi-

cal services.



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

of Child and Family Services (Interlocal Contract)



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

Amount : $36,300 to UNR

Purpose : Training by UNR to adolescent

mothers to prevent child abuse.



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

ment of Conservation



Effective Date: Upon approval by the Board of

Regents to December 30, 1992

Amount : $15,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to establish non-point source

model protocols for the determin-

ation of TMDLs for the Carson

River.



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

(Easement)



Effective Date: Perpetual easement

Amount : $0.0

Purpose : UNR grants easement to City of

Reno for storm drain channel near

University of Nevada School of

Medicine.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



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

Amount : Not to exceed $20,000 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to train displaced home-

makers.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the State Occupa-

tional Information Coordinating Committee (Inter-

local Contract)



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

Amount : $1400 to CCSN

Purpose : CCSN to lease data base from

SOICC's Nevada Career Information

System.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval

of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson announced that Ernst and Young have been

contracted to review the UNLV Foundation land sale and will

report at the October Board meeting.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the State Budget Office has

submitted budget instructions to all State agencies. In-

cluded in the instructions is a directive that no new pro-

grams should be requested unless an agency has been desig-

nated a "lead agency" to develop a plan to achieve one of

the long-term objectives identified to address a critical

issue. The State has identified five "critical issues" to

maintain its preeminent position in gaming and intensify

efforts to diversify its economic base: (1) Competitive

Position, (2) Environment, (3) Population & Demographics,

(4) Health Care and (5) Intergovernmental Relations.



UCCSN has been designated as the "lead agency" under two

of these critical issues:



(1) Nevada's Competitive Position - (Objective #3) Through-

out the decade, build stronger partnerships between

the private sector and Nevada's educational system.



(3) Population and Demographics - (Objective #1) By 1995,

enhance and strongly promote development of educational

programs to enable limited English speaking persons to

break through the language barrier preventing their

move up the economic ladder. Under competitive posi-

tion -- through the decade, build stronger partner-

ships between the private sector and Nevada's educa-

tional system.



Dr. Derby announced that the Association of Community Col-

lege Trustees (ACCT) will be holding its annual convention

in Anaheim, California on October 21-24, 1992. She en-

couraged other members of the Board to attend the meeting.



5. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition



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

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments from the institution.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Michael Mc Donald



Mrs. Berkley and Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



6. Approved Appointments with Tenure, UNLV



Approved the following appointments with tenure at UNLV:



A. Dr. Michael Altekruse, Professor, Department of Counsel-

ing, Educational Psychology and Foundations



B. Dr. Terance C. Miethe, Associate Professor of Criminal

Justice, effective January 12, 1993



C. Dr. Edward Neumann, Professor and Chair, Department of

Civil Engineering, effective July 1, 1992



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the appointments with

tenure at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



7. Approved FY 1993 General Fund Budget Reductions



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the FY 1993 General Fund

Budget Reductions requested by the Governor in January 1992

of $18,988,664 (approved by the Board February 28, 1992) and

July 1992 of $6,000,000, as contained in Ref. C, filed in

the Regents' Office.



General Fund Reduction for FY 92 amounted to $12,958,893.

The grand total for the biennium in general fund reductions

amounted to $37,947,557 or 9.2% of the UCCSN appropriations

for the 1992-93 biennium.



Approved the July 1992 reduction of $6 million as presented

for the institutions by Vice Chancellor Sparks.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the FY 1993 General Fund Budget

Reductions in the amount of $6 million. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved 1993-95 Biennial Budget



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the 1993-95 UCCSN Biennial

Budget, which was amended and distributed at the meeting.

It is filed in the Regents' Office.



Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the University and

Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) biennial budget

request for 1993-95 consists of a "Base Budget" and "Prior-

ity Requests for New Funding".



The "Base Budget" extends the current year (FY 93) Board of

Regents approved operating budget into the next biennium

with adjustments for student enrollment increases, requests

to fund previously approved budget formulas, inflation,

operating funds for new facilities and selected special

adjustments.



A total of 191.8 new full-time and 76.7 part-time faculty

are requested in the "Base Budget" along with 53.9 classi-

fied support staff, all directly tied to instruction. Fund-

ing, equal to 50% of the deficit, for formulas recommended

to the 1987 Legislature by an interim legislative committee

which studied how Nevada funds higher education (LCB 87-30)

is also included in the "Base Budget". These formulas are

designed to shore up the UCCSN institutions by providing a

stable, dependable budget addressing basic needs.



Student enrollment is projected to increase by approximately

6% over the biennium. When Fall 1992 enrollments are avail-

able, adjustments to these projections will be requested

where appropriate.



The surcharges for student fees which were enacted to help

offset the general fund budget reductions will expire at

the conclusion of fiscal 1993. Fees for the next biennium

are based on the legislative budgeted fees for FY 1993

which include $51 per credit for registration fees at the

Universities, $27 per credit at the Community Colleges, $73

per credit for graduate fees and a non-resident tuition of

$1950 per semester at the Universities and $1500 per semes-

ter at the Community Colleges. The Board of Regents is

currently reviewing its tuition and fee policy and adjust-

ments to these fees may be submitted at a later date. The

"Base Budget" requested for fiscal 1993-94 increases by

11.3% over the 1992-93 budget and by an additional 5.9%

for fiscal 1994-95.



"Priority Requests for New Funding" include a request for

the remaining 50% for previously approved budget formulas,

requests for Campus equipment, increasing the merit pool

and part-time salaries, completion of the Management

Information System and installation of a Southern Regional

Data Center. This section of the budget also includes

programs to assist the State in its economic development

efforts as well as selected new initiatives. The total

for all priority requests for the 1993-95 biennium is $72.9

million.



Vice Chancellor Sparks highlighted the summary schedules

which are outlined in the biennial budget requests.



Mr. Foley moved to adopt the proposed and amended Base Budg-

et as submitted. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



Included in the 1993-95 UCCSN Biennial Budget document

along with the "Base Budget" is the "Priority Requests for

New Funding" which Vice Chancellor Sparks highlighted and

are grouped into three catagories and prioritized as fol-

lows:



No. 1. Enchancing instruction and instructional-support

efforts for undergraduate and graduate programs.



No. 2. Providing equipment for instruction and research

and enhancing information and accountability

systems.



No. 3. Enchancing economic development and new initiatives.



Priority No. 1 contains funding requests for several key

areas important to UCCSN. The largest portion is for full

funding for the formulas adopted in 1986 by the Legislative

Committee Studying Funding of Higher Education (LCB 87-30).

These formulas provide for support services for faculty and

students, additional graduate assistant positions, library

books, instructional equipment and increased grants-in-aid.

Recall that 50% of the amount needed for full funding is in

the base budget with the remaining amount included in the

priority budget.



Other key areas in Priority No. 1 include increasing the

merit pool to 2.5% and extending it to all professionals,

increasing the part-time salary pool at the Community Col-

leges to the beginning salary of an instructor position

and increasing the Universities' share of indirect cost

recovery funds to 75%.



Priority No. 2 contains funds for instruction and research

equipment, academic and administrative computing equipment

and funding for the Southern Regional Data Center and

completion of the Management Information System (MIS). Also

included in this priority is a systemwide library computing

project and a systemwide telecommunications project.



Priority No. 3 is a mixture of requests dealing with pro-

grams designed to assist the State in its economic develop-

ment efforts, increased support for the University Press

and the Chancellor's Office, operational support for the

Super Computer at UNLV, new programs in rural and other

areas of the State, and scholarships and programs for the

handicapped and under-represented population.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that given that the base budget is

the number one priority for UCCSN to be fully funded, she

felt that the Board would be embarrassed in submitting the

priority requests to the Governor for additional funding

in the amount of $72 million.



Mrs. Berkley disagreed and felt that the Board would be

even more embarrassed with its response to its constituents

if the priority needs were not presented. She felt that

the priorities should be presented, knowing full well that

UCCSN would probably not receive the funding. She noted

that other State agencies were submitting their needs.



Chairman Sparks indicated that UCCSN went through this same

process during the last legislative session. She felt that

the Governor and Legislators should review UCCSN's needs,

and allow the Presidents the opportunity to speak to the

needs and defend the budget.



Mr. Klaich stated that historically he has agreed with

presenting the base budget along with the priority requests,

but in light of the present conditions, he too agrees that

UCCSN should not present the priority requests at this time.

He raised the concern of appearing "realistic" inasmuch as

UCCSN will probably not receive any additional funding for

the priorities.



Dr. Derby stated that this decision is a very difficult one

to make. She stated that priorities 1 and 2 were very

compelling, however, priority 3 is very vital to the System.



Mr. Foley stated that during his service on the Board of

Regents the budget process has never changed. He felt very

strongly that the process needs to change with the times.

He felt that the Board has been placed in a very difficult

position and agreed with both Regents Gallagher and Berkley

on their views.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she was unsettled on the budget

process during the last legislative session, and once again

there is no time to change the process for this upcoming

session. She felt that the budget was put together back-

wards, and felt that UCCSN must correct these injustices.

The priority requests are UCCSN's ammunition to plea for

the needs of the System.



Chairman Sparks reminded the Board that prior to 1986 the

budget was presented very differently. A committee was

formed to review better funding for higher education. The

committee developed the current funding formula that is

most equitable for the System and if funded at 100% the

System would be in a much better financial situation; how-

ever, the Legislators have never fully funded the formulas

since they were developed.



Dr. Eardley requested a response from each of the Presidents

on how they feel about presenting the priority requests to

the Governor and Legislature.



Prior to the Presidents' remarks, Mr. Klaich stated that the

context in which he agreed with Mrs. Berkley and the way the

budget is put together has to do with some of the master

planning that UCCSN has been doing over the last few years

with Academic Affairs, and the Capital Improvements. It

feeds into the report on retention and attrition, and

through the process these issues are lost by acting on the

present budget process. He stated that he was not disagree-

ing that this isn't the best direction, but that by dealing

with those items piece-meal UCCSN somehow is never able to

deal with the larger philosophical issues that would allow

UCCSN to change the course of higher education in the State

of Nevada. He stated that if he were going to make such

change, he would give some real thought to how expensive it

is to educate a student at the Universities, and would try

to place a much greater emphasis on the transfer mission

of the Community Colleges by funding that mission appro-

priately. In addition, he would direct the senior insti-

tutions to enhance and strengthen their articulation by

taking advantage of some of the really wonderful teaching

that takes place in the first two years of a baccalaureate

degree at the Community College level by combining that

with higher entrance requirements. If not everyone can

afford education at the Universities, then UCCSN should be

willing to get the lion's share of the portion of the budget

to our Community Colleges. And, allow the Community Col-

leges to do things that will act in a more Campus-like at-

mosphere, which President Gwaltney has relayed to the Board

in the past. However, the Board never takes on those hard

issues and when it does, the Board takes the issues one by

one and gets ridiculed, and therefore, the Board retracts

the issues. He stated that the budget is then presented

and the Board passes the budget with frustration. He noted

that all the Presidents have the responsibility to take home

the bacon for their institutions, and have to fight for

their respective institutions. Mr. Klaich stated that if he

were going to try and come close to agreeing with Mr. Foley,

it seems that the Board is looking at a flat biennium for

State appropriations, whereas the Presidents have very lit-

tle to lose or gain by laying down their swords and looking

at a new way of doing business. It may be the only chance

of revising the way UCCSN distributes the appropriated funds

or UCCSN can forget it and go on with the same old futile

way it puts together budgets as always.



The Presidents agreed that the priority requests should be

presented because they represent the minimal needs of the

institutions which were derived from a lengthy list of

requests from each Campus. When questioned about enough

funds to recuperate the loss in the base budget and to

fully fund the formulas vs. the priority requests, Presi-

dent Maxson responded that the base budget is the number one

priority. Mrs. Gallagher posed another question where if

there were funding for the priority requests, would the

institutions spread the funding throughout the three re-

quests or fund them in order? President Crowley responded

that he hoped the Board would allow the Presidents to

negotiate and make recommendations should that be the case.



President Meacham was unavailable to discuss the priority

requests for his Campus, therefore discussion was continued

below.



The open meeting recessed at 1:30 P.M. for lunch and reconvened

at 2:50 P.M. Thursday, August 27, 1992 with all Regents present

except Regents Foley and Hammargren.



A presentation was made by President Meacham to President Maxson

on behalf of the Student Government Associations at UNLV and

CCSN. UNLV's Student Government Association, CSUN, challenged

CCSN's Student Government Association, ASCCSN, to a softball game

on August 1. ASCC won the challenge, 37 to 24, therefore Presi-

dent Meacham presented a handkerchief with the score embroidered

on it to President Maxson. ASCCSN President Angel Chipman took

the opportunity to challenge CSUN to a basketball game in the

near future.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



8. Approved 1993-95 Biennial Budget (continued)



President Meacham agreed that the priority requests should

be forwarded to the Governor and Legislators.



In addition, President Crowley requested Dr. David Mc Nelis

to address the misunderstanding in regard to EPSCoR funding.

Dr. Mc Nelis informed the Board that $1.3 million is needed

for the EPSCoR I program which represents the existing com-

mitment on the Campuses. He requested $1.4 million per

year as a matching fund for federal grants for new EPSCoR

programs in Nevada and that it be placed with priority

number 3.



Dr. Derby moved approval of priority requests 1, 2 and 3,

as presented with the inclusion of $1.4 million per year

for EPSCoR to be placed in priority number 3. Dr.

Hammargren seconded.



Mr. Klaich requested clarification, and Dr. Mc Nelis ex-

plained that $1.3 million is needed to maintain the exist-

ing EPSCoR I program to be derived from the Estate Tax

funds, and $1.4 million is needed for EPSCoR III which is

for the future. He stated that the State withdrew EPSCoR

II request because of lack of funding. President Taranik

added that the federal government is shifting the financial

responsibilities back to the States. The NSF EPSCoR pro-

gram is a capstone program and represents great opportuni-

ties for Nevada. If Nevada wishes to continue to be a part

of this program, then a commitment is needed. He stated

that if funding is unavailable, Nevada could withdraw its

application that is due in November.



Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Klaich voted against the motion.

Motion carried.



9. Discussion on 1993-95 Tuition and Fees



On August 14, 1992 the following members of the Chancellor's

Fee Recommendation Committee met to review data and to make

a recommendation to the Chancellor on an appropriate level

of tuition and fees for the next biennium:



Regent representatives Sparks, Eardley, Derby, Whitley;

Student representatives Covington, Chapman, Dollison,

Kostman;

Campus representatives Ackerman, Aizley, Belanger,

Davies, Dhingra, Gwaltney, Maxson, Miltenberger;

Chancellor's Office representatives Dawson, Sparks,

Steinberg, Krutz.



Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research,

gave a brief overview of the Committee's work.



The Tuition Committee recommended the following fees for

the 1993-95 Biennium:



UCCSN FEES USING WICHE AVERAGE GUIDELINE

(Without Minnesota)

WITHOUT SURCHARGES INCLUDED IN 1992-93 BASE



93-94 94-95

REGISTRATION FEES



Universities Undergrad. (UCCSN fees calculated using avg.

increase of last 5 years of 10.4% + 1%)



WICHE Average $69.00



UNR $56.80 $63.30

% Change 11.4% 11.4%



UNLV $56.80 $63.30

% Change 11.4% 11.4%



Universities Graduate (UCCSN fees calculated using avg.

increase of last 5 years of 11.2% + 1%)



WICHE Average $101.55



UNR $81.90 $91.90

% Change 12.2% 12.2%



UNLV $81.90 $91.90

% Change 12.2% 12.2%



Community Colleges (UCCSN fees calculated using average

increase of last 5 years of 7.4% + 1%)



WICHE Average $32.45



UCCSN $29.30 $31.80

% Change 8.4% 8.4%

NONRESIDENT TUITION



Universities (UCCSN tuition calculated using avg. increase

of last 5 years of 17.6% + 1%)



WICHE Average $7403



UNR and UNLV $4625 $5485

% Change 18.6% 18.6%



Community Colleges



WICHE Average $2574



UCCSN $3000 $3000

% Change ----- -----



In addition, the Committee further recommended that begin-

ning Fall 1994, 50% of all tuition and fee increases dedi-

cated to the State budget be earmarked for student financial

assistance.



Chancellor Dawson recommended adoption of the above commit-

tee recommendations.



Mr. Klaich stated that he was very much in favor of the

current tuition and fee policy when it was first adopted,

but is now having difficulty with the steep fee increases

the policy is demanding. The increases do not relate to

the Nevada experience and is not very understandable by

students and their parents. He would much rather prefer a

policy that indicates the increases are for the betterment

of the citizens of the State and that a fair portion of the

burden is being placed upon them. He suggested that a

policy reflect a percentage of the budget for student fees.

He felt that by using the WICHE average it does not reflect

the needs in Nevada. He indicated that he would not vote

for a policy or increase that uses the WICHE average as the

indicator. He requested that this item be placed on the

October agenda for further discussion.



Upon questioning, Mr. Klaich explained that the surcharge

in the biennium budget was the driver due to the financial

exigency in the State of Nevada. This has caused a dispar-

ity in fees between the institutions.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of a moratorium on fees for

two years with fees set at the current level plus the sur-

charge. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Dr. Hammargren requested that Chancellor's staff review the

policy over the next two years in order for the Board to

consider a policy over the long run.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she was not inclined to approve a

tuition and fee increase as a last resort, but believed

that the financial situation has not changed, and there is

a need for a surcharge, and felt that a moratorium should

be tied in with some type of policy in order for the System

to defend its decision.



Dr. Derby spoke against the motion stating she did not feel

the Board of Regents could wait for two years for a policy

to be developed. She stated that 1) it would be an act of

bad faith to continue the surcharge; 2) the University fees

should be identical and that the surcharge causes a differ-

ence; and 3) the 50% of "new increases" to be earmarked for

student financial assistance should not include the sur-

charge fee.



Dr. Hammargren stated that Dr. Derby's third remark is not

reflected in the motion that is on the floor and he clari-

fied his motion by stating that there would not be an in-

crease of tuition and fees, but that the tuition and fees

would be the same as the surcharge fee and would not extend

the surcharge fee any further.



President Maxson preferred further discussion be held at

the Board's October meeting stating that to hold a discus-

sion and make a decision at this time is unfair to the

students who have been on Summer break during the Commit-

tee's deliberations. He indicated that the students did

agree to the fee increase, however they did not think that

the "surcharge" would sunset. The student leadership has

changed, and UNLV would agree to take a budget reduction

if the surcharge was not continued. He suggested that the

50% of all tuition and fee increases dedicated to the State

budget and earmarked for student financial assistance begin

in 1994.



Mrs. Gallagher agreed that the Board could not wait for two

years and stated that if UCCSN does not set fees, the Gov-

ernor's Office and/or Legislators could be reducing funding

in the System's budgets.



Dr. Eardley suggested that the surcharge be changed to a

fee. He stated that no one on this Board enjoys raising

tuition and fees. He suggested that the Board establish a

fee at the current rate for 1992-93.



President Crowley stated that he felt a policy should be in

place in order for the Board of Regents to negotiate with

the Governor and Legislators, but that the policy should be

deliberated by the Board over time. He agreed with dedicat-

ing a portion of the increase to student financial assist-

ance. He reminded the Board that the System once had a

moratorium on tuition and fees for a duration of 4 years.

The Legislature then raised the tuition and fees and that

is when students objected and the current policy was de-

veloped to raise tuition and fees in increments.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Ellen Pillard stated that UNR

has struggled with the budget reductions and has tried to

reduce the burden placed on students by increasing tuition

and fees. She stated that if approval was delayed it would

give the faculty and students time to consider a tuition

and fee policy.



Mr. Klaich felt that this policy is a "tax" on the middle

class student; i. e., scholarships for the "bright" and

financial assistance to the "poor".



UNR faculty member Jim Richardson stated that he supported

the recommendation as presented by the Chancellor and re-

minded the Board that WICHE figures are used in other ways

by the State to make comparisons.



Chancellor Dawson recommended that the Board of Regents

delay any action on the tuition and fees. He suggested

that the Board of Regents meet as a committee of the whole

to discuss this issue with student government representa-

tives and the Presidents.



Dr. Hammargren withdrew the motion. Mrs. Berkley agreed.



UNR Graduate Student Association President Laurence Doyle

expressed to the Board that student fees have increased by

55% and now the Board is requesting an 11% increase. He

felt that the Legislature should fund student financial

assistance. He appreciated that President Crowley and

Vice President Hoover had included the students in the

budget discussions.



Mr. Klaich stated that education in Nevada is a bargain for

the students, however, the Board needs to look at the impact

on the System and develop a policy.



The open meeting recessed at 3:50 P.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 4:45 P.M. Thursday, August 27, 1992

with all Regents present except Regents Foley, Gallagher and

Hammargren.



10. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held August 27, 1992, were made by Regent Daniel

Klaich, Chairman.



(1) The Board of Regents, at its September 5-6, 1991 meet-

ing, deferred for one year the issuance of a UCCSN

RFP for commercial banking services. The conclusion

of the RFP process was to be a new contract commenc-

ing services in January, 1993.



Approved an extension of up to two years before going

to bid on commercial banking services due to the many

changes occurring in Nevada banks. The UCCSN Treasur-

er's Office is currently feeling the consequences of

the publicized bank mergers and needs this requested

time extension to protect the treasure functions for

UCCSN. Staff does not anticipate any beneficial

reductions in bank fees by an RFP process. In addi-

tion, the professional staff that would participate

in the new RFP process is heavily committed to imple-

menting the new accounting system involving every

UCCSN institution.



The two-year extension, as approved, anticipates the

conclusion of the RFP process for commercial banking

services so that newly contracted services would begin

January, 1995.



The Board will be kept informed of any changes in the

banking environment which would modify this request.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Investment Committee. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion

carried.



11. Approved UCCSN Code Amendments, Chapter 6



Approved the UCCSN Code amendments, as contained in Ref. D,

filed with the permanent minutes.



6.2.4 Sexual Harassment

6.8.2 Investigation, Informal Resolution or

Recommendations for Hearing

6.12.3 Appointment of the Special Hearing Committee

6.12.6 Challenges

6.12.8 Summary of Time Limits



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the UCCSN Code amendments as

listed above. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



12. Information Only: Amendment, Regents' Bylaws



Regent Derby requested approval of an amendment to the Re-

gents' Bylaws, Article VI, Section 3(g), as contained in

Ref. E, filed in the Regents' Office, which deals with the

composition of the Status of Women Committee. This will

constitute the first reading of the proposed amendment,

with Board action to be taken at the October 8-9, 1992

meeting.



13. Approved Handbook Amendment, Intercollegiate Athletics



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

Section 17.4.f(1) and (2), Policies Concerning University

Intercollegiate Athletics, as contained in Ref. F, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook amendment regard-

ing Policies Concerning University Intercollegiate Athlet-

ics. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approved Handbook Amendment, Foundations Administrative and

Accounting Guidelines



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

Section 9, UCCSN and Member Institution Foundations Adminis-

trative and Accounting Guidelines, as contained in Ref. G,

filed in the Regents' Office.



9.3 Expenditures of Grant Authorization

9.4 Expenditures of General Administration --

Chancellor Dawson recommends the deletion which

calls for the Foundations to reimburse the in-

stitution for services rendered inasmuch as the

Foundations receive certain funds and those

funds should be used for the purposes for which

they were given; i. e., scholarships, specific

programs or projects, etc.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook amendment regard-

ing UCCSN and Member Institution Foundations Administrative

and Accounting Guidelines. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion

carried.



The open meeting recessed at 4:55 P.M. and reconvened at 9:10

A.M. Friday, August 28, 1992 with all Regents present except Re-

gent Berkley.



15. Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held August 28, 1992, were made by Regent

Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: NSF/EPSCoR Report - Dr. David

Lightner, Project Director, presented the National

Science Foundation/Experimental Program to Stimulate

Competitive Research in Nevada (NSF/EPSCoR) report to

the Committee and distributed the "Final Report to the

National Science Foundation" to members of the Board

of Regents, filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Lightner reported that Nevada EPSCoR has been a

success since its creation in 1986. Since then,

nationally competitive scientists have increased 5-

fold, $3.9 million in new equipment has been added,

federal and private funding has increased 5-fold,

yearly research productivity has increased 50%, and

the number of graduate students in research has in-

creased 3-fold.



Mrs. Gallagher expressed her pleasure with the progress

of the EPSCoR program and highly commended Dr. Lightner

for his efforts. President Maxson agreed with Mrs.

Gallagher and stated that Dr. Lightner was the person

who made the program such a success. Chancellor Dawson

stated that the System owned Dr. Lightner much thanks

for his endeavor with the EPSCoR program.



In response to the accolades, Dr. Lightner stated that

he was pleased to be associated with the program and

that he has worked with several outstanding persons who

have donated much energy and time to the program; he

thanked them.



(2) Dr. David Mc Nelis, UNLV Associate Vice President for

Research, presented the UCCSN Research Affairs Coun-

cil's recommendations for the design of the Nevada Re-

gents' Researcher Award medal, which was approved.



The actual size for the proposed medal is 2 inches in

diameter and 1/8 inches thick. The medal would be

stamped using Nevada silver and the impression on the

front side would be from the stamping. The reverse

side, because it would include the awardee's name and

the year of the award, would be engraved. The cost of

purchasing in dozen lots would be approximately $185

each.



(3) Information Only: New EPSCoR Grant - UCCSN has re-

ceived a $500,000 EPSCoR grant. Dr. David Mc Nelis

will serve as the project director. Mr. Mc Nelis

reported that the grant will provide training for 14

graduate students who will receive a stipend of ap-

proximately $18,000 per year for two years. Their

practicum will be performed at one of the national

laboratories or Nevada facilities.



Dr. Mc Nelis reported that Nevada has received $100,000

from the National Science Foundation to employ a state-

wide director. A national search is in progress for

the directorship and the Selection Committee has nar-

rowed the application pool to 3 persons. The search

committee will continue its deliberations and report

back to the committee.



(4) Information Only: Announcement of Meetings - Dr. David

Mc Nelis announced that several national meetings will

be held in the near future:



National NSF/EPSCoR Meeting in Las Vegas, NSF has

provided $150,000 to Nevada to sponsor the meeting

in October.



NISET, NSF has provided $10,000 to Nevada to spon-

sor the conference in November.



National Technical Innovating Meeting will be held

September 3-4, 1992.



(5) Information Only: Future Activities - Dr. David Mc

Nelis stated that the UCCSN Research Affairs Council

will begin the selection process for the Regents'

Researcher Award.



Dr. David Mc Nelis stated that the UCCSN Research

Affairs Council will be discussing a "Creativity

Award" and will report back to the Committee at its

October meeting.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Research Affairs Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 9:11 A.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 9:50 A.M. Friday, August 28, 1992 with

all Regents present.



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

Minority Affairs



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting, held August 28, 1992, were

made by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force -

At its June meeting, the Committee voted to establish

a Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force composed of citizens

of the State that will meet from time to time with

UCCSN members of the ad hoc Committee and assist them

in their work. Chairman Whitley presented a list of

nominees to serve on the Statewide Task Force, filed

in the Regents' Office. She requested that complete

address, title and phone number information be supplied

to Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Re-

search, on those nominees with incomplete information.



(2) Information Only: Campus Ethnic Minority Affairs

Committees - Chairman Whitley stated that a video

conference meeting with all the Chairmen of the in-

stitutions' Ethnic Minority Affairs Committees will

be scheduled in October. Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Direc-

tor of Institutional Research, requested Committee mem-

bers to submit suggestions for agenda topics for the

October meeting.



(3) Information Only: Future Activities - Chairman Whitley

stated that she will prepare an invitation in September

to the nominees to serve on the Statewide Task Force.

The October meeting with the institutions will address

the mandate for the Statewide Task Force.



Chairman Whitley requested Committee members to submit

ethnic minority issues to Mrs. Steinberg.



(4) New Business



A. Public - Mr. Jessie Sattwhite, Black Alumni Associ-

ation President, addressed the Committee stating

that UNR has consistently discriminated against

former black athletes. He stated he had previously

attended a meeting with Chancellor Mark Dawson and

Regent Daniel J. Klaich in which various issues

were discussed. Mr. Sattwhite informed the Commit-

tee that there is a high percentage of black ath-

letes who do not graduate after they lose their

playing eligibility. He has requested financial

assistance for two former athletes and stated that

President Crowley had reneged on the assistance.



President Crowley stated that UNR belongs to the

National Consortium for Academics and Sports,

which aids all returning athletes. He stated that

UNR has graduated several former athletes who have

participated in this program. President Crowley

requested Mr. Sattwhite to supply him with the

names of the two former athletes and if they should

meet the criteria for the program he would grant

them financial assistance. Mr. Sattwhite did not

respond to President Crowley's request and threat-

ened to picket the first home football game.



Dr. Hammargren requested the criteria for the pro-

gram to aid returning athletes be sent to all the

members of the Board of Regents.



Mr. Foley requested Chancellor Dawson to contact

Mr. Sattwhite to discuss the issue and try to

resolve the matter in a diplomatic way. Mrs.

Sparks suggested that a current black athlete also

contact Mr. Sattwhite to request that the football

game not be picketed. President Crowley stated

that he would be available to discuss this issue

at any time.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

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

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 9:51 A.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 10:40 A.M. Friday, Auust 28, 1992,

with all Regents present.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held August 28, 1992, were made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.



(1) Approved the change in the degree title of an existing

program from the B. S. in Radiologic Technology with a

major in Health Physics to the B. S. in Health Physics

at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Re-

gents' Office.



This program is currently one of 4 major concentrations

under the B. S. in Radiologic Technology. However, the

Health Physics major now differs from the other 3 con-

centrations, as it focuses on science and mathematics-

based coursework, rather than solely on medical imaging

technologies. In order to bring the program into com-

pliance with national academic guidelines of the Health

Physics Society, it is recommended that the program be

separate from the Department of Radiological Sciences.



No modifications in the existing curriculum are requir-

ed. There is no financial impact associated with this

proposed change.



(2) Information Only: Time Frames for Campus Master Plan-

ning Documents - Current Board of Regents' policy calls

for the following time frames to be used in master

planning documents:



Community Colleges: 4 years, with updates every

2 years

Universities : 10 years, with updates every

5 years

Desert Research : 5 years



A discussion was held concerning amending the policy

to shorten these time frames in order to respond to

the changing needs of the Campuses and to the time

schedule of the legislative planning report. Vice

Chancellor John Richardson suggested that a 4-year

plan should be implemented for UCCSN, and in order to

provide a comprehensive plan the following documents

should be in place:



System Mission Statement

Strategic Directions

Institutional Mission Statements

Institutional Academic Master Plans



These 4 documents will also aid in the budget planning

process particularly in stating new priorities for

UCCSN.



He reviewed and discussed the documents contained in

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

that UCCSN has made tremendous progress in the last

1 1/2 years and commended the System. If the Com-

mittee is in agreement with his proposed plan, he

will continue to work on the process and report back

to the Committee in October.



Mrs. Gallagher commended Chairman Derby on her efforts

towards the development of the System Academic Master

Plan and stated that she felt Dr. Richardson is a great

addition to UCCSN.



President Calabro stated that he has worked both at the

System level and the institutional level, and felt that

there is a need for sensitivity of the System requests

which the proposed plan seems to address. A systematic

approach is needed so that institutions can schedule

their planning activities.



Vice Chancellor Richardson stated that Ref. AA-2 con-

tained a draft of the System Mission Statement and

requested the Committee to review the statement and

submit comments to his office. Chairman Derby stated

that the Board of Regents should be involved in the

drafting of this statement and requested that the

statement be placed on the Board of Regents' agenda

in November for consideration.



(3) Information Only: Report on Academic Affairs Committee

Retreat - An academic planning retreat was held on July

21, 1992 which focused on UCCSN academic issues, with a

special emphasis on the development of new programs at

the Campuses and program review activities.



At the retreat Chairman Jill Derby gave an overview of

the UCCSN academic planning process, relating that in

November, 1991 at the Regents' Workshop, a session was

held on planning which resulted in the publication of

the "UCCSN Strategic Directions". She stated that this

retreat is another step in that planning process.



Representatives from each institution reported on their

internal planning process: Dr. Bob Hoover, UNR; Dr.

John Unrue, UNLV; Dr. Bill Bishop, DRI; Dr. Herb

Peebles, CCSN; Mr. Bill Bonaudi, NNCC; Dr. John Scally,

TMCC; Dr. Lori Peterson, WNCC; and Mrs. Karen Steinberg

UCCSN.



Those in attendance at the retreat were divided into

discussion groups. The morning session dealt with the

question, "What will be the impact of budget cuts on

new programs?" At lunchtime, each group reported on

their discussions. The afternoon session dealt with

program review, and again, each group reported.



Each group chose a representative to serve on a sub-

committee with Mrs. Steinberg to compile data and

prepare a report for the Committee to be presented at

the October Board of Regents' meeting.



(4) Information Only: Academic Symposium - One of the

recommendations from the academic planning retreat was

to hold a statewide symposium on education. Chairman

Derby suggested that the public sector be invited to

submit its input on higher education by possibly con-

ducting a survey or publishing a newspaper advertise-

ment requesting input.



Mrs. Berkley stated that it is important for the System

to interact with the public sector. UCCSN must get its

message across to the citizens of Nevada that higher

education is a partnership with government and business

and industry.



Mr. Klaich responded by stating that the institutions

already have strong community relation efforts going

on, such as advisory boards consisting of the public

sector, and the Leadership Forum that is conducted

every year by UNR.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tion of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Hammargren

seconded. Motion carried.



18. Report and Recommendation of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held August 26, 1992, were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher,

Chairman.



(1) Mr. Bill Hartman, Mr. Glen Storer and Mr. Dennis Gauger

of Deloitte & Touche discussed with the Committee the

pre-audit planning conference for the June 30, 1992

financial statements.



The representatives of Deloitte & Touche, external

auditing firm, have met with Internal Audit Director

Sandi Cardinal, Internal Audit staff, and institution

controllers to discuss the planned audit. Mr. Storer

stated that the final field work will begin in the

South on August 31, 1992 and in the North in September

8, 1992. The consolidated financial statements will

be completed and reported at the December, 1992 Board

of Regents' Audit Committee meeting; the individual

Campus audits will be completed and reported at the

January, 1993 Board of Regents' Audit Committee meet-

ing; and the report on federal grants and contracts

will be reported in the Spring of 1993.



Mr. Storer stated that he welcomed the opportunity to

hear from this Committee on either further directions

or questions regarding the auditing procedures.



Dr. Eardley requested that the external auditing team

make a formal presentation on the auditing procedure

to the full Board, and Chairman Gallagher added that

an internal auditing presentation be also made.



(2) Approved the extension of the external auditor contract

Deloitte & Touche for 2 years with an annual review.



Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal stated that

Deloitte & Touche were awarded a 3-year contract with

a 3-year option to renew. She has met with the in-

stitution controllers and General Counsel Klasic to

discuss the possibility of retaining Deloitte & Touche

due to the newly established on-line financial account-

ing system, College and University Financial System

(CUFS). The controllers were all in agreement to re-

tain their services for up to 2 years. Mrs. Cardinal

suggested extending the contract for 2 years and then

going to bid for external auditing services.



Chairman Gallagher posed the question of extending the

contract for 1 year with a review of services at the

end of the year, and Mr. Storer stated that Deloitte &

Touche has considered that option and would be willing

to serve in that capacity.



Chairman Gallagher questioned if it was ethical to have

the Selection Committee members be those employees who

are the ones responsibile for the institutional audits.

She suggested that members of the Board of Regents

should serve on the Selection Committee. Mr. Hartman

stated that it was not unusual for the Selection Com-

mittee members be those who are directly involved in

the audit process, because they are usually the most

knowledgeable of that process. Mrs. Cardinal added

that in the past the Selection Committee presented 3

recommendations to the Audit Committee, who then made

the final selection.



Mr. Hartman expressed his appreciation for the Com-

mittee's vote of confidence and stated that Deloitte

& Touche will continue to improve its services to

UCCSN. He invited the Committee to call the firm

with any questions or concerns.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCSN Health Sciences Center, July 1, 1991

through January 31, 1992. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Herb Peebles, CCSN Vice President of Academic Af-

fairs, stated that Dr. Berg was not employed at the

beginning of the audit process, but since his employ-

ment many issues have already been addressed.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the BCN Professional Food-Service Management,

September 1, 1990 through August 31, 1991. The audit

report is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Tom Judy, UNR Controller, stated that UNR had

requested this audit because UNR is approaching the

time to begin the bid process in awarding the food

service contract for next Fall, which services UNR,

TMCC and the University Inn.



Mrs. Whitley suggested that it be made mandatory that

the food service only provide services when either a

Limited Purchase Order or Purchase Order is submitted

prior to the event. However, Mrs. Cardinal stated

that there may be rare emergencies that Departments

could not abide by that suggestion and there should

be some flexibility.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Grants and Contracts, July 1, 1990

through September 30, 1991. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Associated Students of the University

of Nevada, Reno, July 1, 1990 through February 29,

1992. The audit report is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Office of Undergraduate Admissions,

Fall 1991. The audit report is filed in the Regents'

Office.



After a lengthy discussion on tentative admissions,

Chairman Gallagher suggested that UCCSN's policy on

tentative admissions should be reviewed and directed

Senior Internal Auditor John Love to coordinate the

efforts.



(8) Information Only: Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report of the UNLV

CSUN, July 1, 1990 through May 31, 1991. The follow-

up report is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Whitley suggested that the Business Centers

(North and South) orient the student organization

managers after each turnover in student government.



(9) New Business - Chancellor Dawson announced that Mrs.

Sandi Cardinal has been appointed as Project Director

of the Human Resource system that is coming on line

for all institutions. Mr. John Love will perform the

responsibilities of serving as staff to the Audit Com-

mittee.



Chairman Gallagher welcomed Mr. Love and extended her

appreciation to Mrs. Cardinal for all her service to

the Audit Committee. Mrs. Whitley stated that she has

worked with Mrs. Cardinal for several years and extend-

ed her appreciation for her efficient work to the

Committee.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the audit reports and rec-

ommendations made to the Audit Committee. Dr. Derby second-

ed. Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to extend the contract to

Deloitte & Touche for 2 years with an annual review in

selecting external auditors. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion

carried.



19. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee



A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-

tee meeting held August 27, 1992 were made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: Student Surveys - Chairman Derby

stated that the upcoming year will be dedicated to

student issues. Ms. Jill Winter, UNR Service Center

for Applied Research, discussed the proposed student

survey instrument. She suggested that a randon mail-

ing to female students be implemented and was hopeful

that the process would be completed by the end of the

Spring 1993 semester.



(2) Information Only: Educational Efforts - Chairman Derby

stated that a recommendation for educational efforts on

the part of the institutions was passed late last

Spring, and noted that the institutions probably have

not had much time to address this issue. She requested

an update from the institutions on their progress. The

institution Presidents or their representatives pro-

ceeded to report on progress each institution has made

in their education efforts on sexual harassment.



Chairman Derby noted that one of the problems at the

institutions was with communicating to the students

how to deal with sexual harassment, and she suggested

that some ways to reach students might include placing

posters throughout the Campus, holding programs with

residential life and sororities, placing advertisements

in the student newspapers, and sponsoring an "Awareness

Week" around the issue of sexual harassment.



(3) Information Only: November Workshop - Plans for the

workshop on sexual harassment to be held on Friday

morning, November 20, 1992 during the Regents' meeting

are under way.



(4) Information Only: Status of Handbook and UCCSN Code

Changes - Chairman Derby stated that a summary of

the status of the changes to the Handbook and UCCSN

Code was prepared by General Counsel Don Klasic and

Research Analyst Tamela Gorden and was sent to the

Campus Advisory Committee Chairs and the members of

the Regents' Committee on Status of Women. Copies

will be sent to the remaining Regents.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Status of Women Committee. Mr. Klaich second-

ed. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:55 A.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 11:40 A.M. Friday, August 28, 1991

with all Regents present.



20. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meeting, held August 28, 1992, were made by

Regent Shelley Berkley, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: Planned Campus Legislative Activi-

ties - Presidents and/or their representatives reported

on legislative liaison activities which have been

planned for the Fall, up to the convening of the 1993

Nevada State Legislature.



Chairman Berkley requested that all correspondence and

schedule of meetings between institutions and Legisla-

tors or key government officials be submitted to Ms.

Pamela Galloway, Director of Public Information. Cam-

pus representatives agreed to forward all such corre-

spondence so a master calendar can be compiled. Mrs.

Sparks requested that all correspondence be copied to

her and Chairman Berkley by Ms. Galloway.



(2) Information Only: Report on Legislative Communica-

tions Network - Dr. Bob Dickens, UNR Director of

Government Relations, presented a progress report on

the legislative communications network efforts. He

has been working closely with a graduate student tech-

nician in developing a software application that will

bridge the system mailing lists with the various

Senate/Assembly districts. Dr. Dickens stated that

during the month of October he will train selected

Campus personnel throughout the System on the network

program.



(3) New Business - Chairman Berkley stated that it was

imperative that the Campuses keep Ms. Galloway informed

on all institution legislative activities.



Chairman Berkley stated that she will schedule a meet-

ing in September with the Campuses' Legislative Net-

work to discuss legislative issues, and will report

back to the Legislative Liaison Committee in October.



Chairman Berkley stated that the months of November

and December are very important to the legislative

mission. During that time the institutions must ex-

ternalize their efforts, and she suggested that PBS

advertisements would be an excellent source to com-

municate to the citizens of Nevada the needs of higher

education. Meetings with service clubs would be an-

other good source of communication.



President Meacham suggested that the Reno and Las Vegas

Chambers of Commerce be contacted to see if they will

be sponsoring meetings as in the past, during which

the northern legislative representatives meet in Las

Vegas with the community and southern Legislators meet

in Reno.



Chairman Berkley suggested that since voter registra-

tion is low, institutions may want to sponsor voter

registration on their Campuses, such as CCSN has done

during this last year.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:45 A.M. to move into the TMCC

Foundation meeting and reconvened at 11:46 A.M. Friday, August

28, 1992 with all Regents present.



21. Approved Report on Legislative Commission Investigation



The Board heard a report from General Counsel Klasic on the

Legislative Commission Investigation and approved forward-

ing UCCSN documents to the Commission as soon as the legal-

ities are met.



A. Release of Close Meeting Minutes



The Open Meeting Law states that:



"Minutes of meetings closed pursuant to NRS 241.030

become public records when the body determines that

the matters discussed no longer require confiden-

tiality and the person whose character, conduct,

competence or health was discussed has consented to

their disclosure ..."



Richard Wright, attorney for the UCCSN in the Legisla-

tive Commission investigation, requests that the Board

agree to the disclosure to the Commission's investiga-

tors of the minutes of the Board's June 3, 1991 closed

meeting with Jerry Tarkanian and the minutes of any

subsequent closed meetings of the Board regarding the

resignation of Mr. Tarkanian, the acceptance of that

resignation and related events subsequent to the resig-

nation, subject to the consent of persons discussed

in the meeting(s) to such disclosure or deletion of

their identities in the event of such disclosure, as

well as subject to Mr. Wright's best professional

judgement that such disclosure would not injure the

UCCSN's legal interests.



B. Status of Chancellor's Report to the Legislative

Commission



At its June 9, 1992 special meeting, the Board author-

ized the Chancellor to compile and forward information

to the Legislative Commission regarding the resignation

of Jerry Tarkanian, the acceptance of that resignation

and related events subsequent to the resignation as well

as any additional information requested from the Chan-

cellor by the Legislative Commission. There will be a

status report on this matter and any additional action

the Board deems necessary may be considered and taken.



General Counsel Klasic reviewed activities to date:



The Legislative Commission had obtained two attorneys,

Mr. Lewis Palazzo and Mr. Robert Murdock, to handle

the investigation for no fee. An August 18, 1992 news

article announced their resignation from the case be-

cause of their concern that the "subjects of the in-

vestigation might try to take legal action" against

them. In the same article they accused the University

of stalling their inquiry.



In a news article on August 27, 1992, Mr. Palazzo

indicated that "people from the University faction"

suggested the attorneys would be sued when the Commis-

sion began issuing subpoenas.



In that same article Mr. James Mc Gaughey, an Assembly-

man and member of the Commission who was taking over

the Chairmanship of the investigation from Senator

Vergiels, related that the University was stonewalling

and withholding the report.



The University has prepared reports, which have not

been released because of legal aspects:



1) Mr. Tarkanian has not yet given a release from

the civility clause in his resignation contract

in which the University pledged not to make neg-

ative comments against Mr. Tarkanian. General

Counsel Klasic indicated that Mr. Tarkanian has

been violating that provision since about

February, 1992. The University has hired Mr.

Richard Wright to handle this Commission in-

vestigation.



2) There are Federal privacy statutes involved con-

cerning residency of a woman basketball player

whom the University has not been able to con-

tact because she is now overseas. Without that

release, the Buckley Act becomes an important

factor in the case.



On July 8, 1992, in a telephone conversation between

Mr. Palazzo and Mr. Murdock and General Counsel Klasic

and Mr. Bradley Booke, UCCSN Assistant General Counsel,

General Counsel Klasic suggested and encouraged that

the Commission issue subpoenas because providing in-

formation under a subpoena conveys a privilege; there-

fore the University could not be sued. Also discussed

were:



1) A request that the Commission attorneys should

send an official notice of the complaint, the

parameters of the investigation, and any dead-

lines. The Commission attorneys asked whether

General Counsel Klasic had not read the news-

papers for this information.



2) A request for information on how the interviews

would be held, with the Commission attorneys

indicating they did not wish to have attorneys

present, nor did they wish to have transcripts

made of the interviews.



General Counsel Klasic pointed out that this manner of

holding interviews was the exact way the NCAA conducted

investigations, and it is the way the Nevada Supreme

Court in Tarkanian vs. NCAA declared that was a viola-

tion of due process of law. It is also the method

which the Nevada Legislature decided was contrary to

public policy so a law was passed against it.



July 8, 1992, after the above conversation, General

Counsel Klasic telephoned Mr. Wright to inform him

that he was to cooperate fully with Mr. Palazzo and

Mr. Murdock. On that same date, Mr. Wright contacted

the two attorneys, related that information, and set

up a meeting for the next day.



July 9, 1992, Mr. Wright met with Mr. Palazzo and Mr.

Murdock, pledged cooperation and again explained that

the University report was not yet forwarded because of

possible legal action by persons concerned who must

give a release. Again, the two attorneys indicated

they did not want to subpoena someone and face a law

suit by UNLV. Mr. Wright assured them that UNLV in-

tended to cooperate, not litigate. They also indicated

to Mr. Wright that they had no rules for the investiga-

tion, and that whatever information they gathered would

be made public.



The video tapes of the basketball practice at UNLV in

October 1991 were delivered to Mr. Murdock and Mr.

Palazzo on July 14, 1992. These tapes had been made

public in 1991 and were made available to a number of

newspapers across the country. Mr. Roy Smith, attorney

for Mr. Tim Grgurich, who is a former coach at UNLV and

who has filed a law suit against the University, wrote

Mr. Wright stating that future dissemination of the

tapes would cause a suit for damages or injunction re-

lief against dissemination. General Counsel Klasic

indicated that if that information is disseminated or

made public by the Commission's attorneys, it could be

the cause for their concern over law suits by "Univer-

sity factions", although that would not be from the

University itself.



On July 23, 1992, Mr. Wright sent a letter to Mr. Chuck

Thompson, Mr. Tarkanian's attorney, requesting that he

release the University from suit over information the

University might release to the Commission concerning

Coach Tarkanian, and/or Richard Perry.



On July 24, 1992, Mr. Thompson replied with a limit to

that release, which agreed only to the release of in-

formation to the Commission, but not to anyone else.

That was not agreeable to the University inasmuch as

the Commission, and the two attorneys, have already

stated they would make all information public. If

the Commission released information on Mr. Tarkanian,

the University could be sued.



On July 31, 1992, Mr. Bruce Judd, Mr. Wright's partner,

wrote Mr. Thompson asking for reconsideration of the

release.



On July 28, 1992, Mr. Murdock contacted Mr. Judd and

asked when the University would release its information,

with the reply that the University was dealing with the

privacy statute that his client, the Legislature, had

enacted, that the University intended to cooperate,

but it was important to clear up the legal questions.



On August 4, 1992, another news article indicated that

Mr. Murdock and Mr. Palazzo had made an agreement with

the Tarkanian supporters, and announced they would like

a "simultaneous delivery of documents" on the part of

everyone who has documents to turn in. However, this

was only announced in the press; nothing was received

by the University in writing or verbally.



On August 13, 1992, Ms. Katherine Freeburg, attorney in

the firm of Giles and Burkhalter, who also represent

Mr. Tarkanian, called to discuss the release from Mr.

Tarkanian. Mr. Wright explained why the University

wanted a general release rather than a limited release,

and asked Ms. Freeburg to submit a draft document.

Nothing had been received at the time of this report.

In answer to a question, General Counsel Klasic ex-

plained that he did not know whether Ms. Freeburg was

replacing Mr. Thompson in this matter.



On August 18, 1992, the newspaper carried the item

that Mr. Murdock and Mr. Palazzo had resigned from the

Commission investigation.



On August 21, 1992, Mr. Kurt Lenhard, attorney repre-

senting the University in the law suit filed by Mr.

Grgurich, received a letter from Mr. Roy Smith concern-

ing this item (25) on the Regents' August meeting agen-

da.. Mr. Smith, on behalf of this client, objected to

the release of the closed session minutes.



The University has the following reports prepared and

ready for release once the legal ramifications are met:



Tarkanian resignation - 23 pages, with 41

exhibits consisting of approximately 625 pages.



Alleged ticket scalping - 9 pages. However,

awaiting further exhibits from a private

attorney representing a party involved.



UNLV Foundation - 6 pages, with approximtely

250 pages of exhibits.



Mr. Melvin Love, student - 3 pages.



Tuition/residency issue - 5 pages.



Video taping - 8 pages.



Before the documents can be released, the following are

needed:



1) Mr. Tarkanian's consent relative to any informa-

tion pertaining to the resignation agreement.



2) Student's consent on the residency/tuition

issue.



3) Regents' consent to release the minutes of the

June 3, 1991 personnel session. Also, consents

from any person(s) who may have been discussed

in those minutes. An alternative, is to delete

the name of the person(s) discussed.



Senator Vergiels resigned as Chairman of the Legislative

Commission Investigation Committee. Assemblyman Mc

Gaughey, the new Chairman, has indicated in a newspaper

interview that he would issue subpoenas. The University

is not opposed to this.



Mr. Foley stated that he felt the June 3, 1991 executive

session was an investigation into the Tarkanian resignation.

He agreed to releasing the minutes of that meeting if it

would not violate the Open Meeting Law. General Counsel

Klasic agreed that the only way those minutes could be

released, even if a subpoena was served, was to comply with

the statute, namely, the consent of the Board, and the con-

sent of those involved in the minutes. General Counsel

Klasic explained that Item 25 A, which deals with the re-

lease of the minutes, contains safeguards: release the

minutes "subject to the consent of the persons discussed

in the meeting(s) to such disclosure, or deletion of their

identities in the event of such disclosure, as well as sub-

ject to Mr. Wright's best professional judgement that such

disclosure wouldn't injure the UCCSN's legal interests."

General Counsel Klasic added that he would interpret that

as not only the institution, UCCSN, but the members of the

Board individually and officially.



Mr. Foley moved that the Board obtain the release of the

June 3, 1991 closed session investigative meeting held by

the Board, and at which Mr. Tarkanian and his 3 attorneys

were present. Mr. Klaich seconded.



Mr. Foley added to the motion the phrase, "subject to the

conditions indicated in Item 25 A of the agenda of the Board

meeting of August 27-28, 1992". Mr. Klaich agreed.



Motion carried without dissent.



Mr. Klaich moved that General Counsel memorialize in writing

to the Commission that subpoenas be issued on this matter

for the purpose not in hindering the investigation, but to

aid in the investigation. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mrs. Berkley stated she was concerned with the negative

press the University and the Regents have been receiving

and questioned whether something could not be done about it.

General Counsel Klasic stated that the University and the

Regents are the victims of their own good faith effort to

comply with the Commission's requests.



Motion carried without dissent.



Chairman Sparks asked that a summary of General Counsel

Klasics remarks be prepared for distribution to the press,

or to anyone who might wish it.



Mr. Klaich contended that since the University had not re-

ceived a specificity of charges, the Commission should be

given whatever information we have and let them ask ques-

tions. General Counsel Klasic agreed, but added that a

message needs to be delivered that these poeple are deal-

ing with the lives, reputations and careers of people and

they can't afford to "slough off" due process of law and

destroy people arbitrarily. He stated that if one is going

to play this very serious game, then it had better be play-

ed seriously.



Mr. Klaich agreed, and added that was exactly the reason

the Board has handled this matter as it has -- to "protect

individuals, from Mr. Tarkanian right on down".



Dr. Hammargren stated he was an advocate of releasing in-

formation and suggested that all information concerning

the sports program at UNLV be released.



Dr. Hammargren moved that the Board disclose the events sub-

sequent to the resignation and the closed meetings of the

Board, subject to the safeguards provided in Item 25 of the

Board of Regents' agenda for the meeting of August 27-28,

1992.. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried without dis-

sent.



There arose a question of whether the information, once

turned over to the Legislative Commission, would become

public. General Counsel Klasic stated that he did not

know, that during the course of an investigation, informa-

tion gathered in the investigation may be kept confidential,

but once the investigation is over, it probably does become

public.



The open meeting recessed at 12:40 P.M. for lunch and reconvened

at 1:25 P.M. Friday, August 28, 1992 with all Regents present.



22. Information Only: Land Acquisition in Clark County



Chancellor Dawson gave a status report on the proposed land

acquisition in Clark County, Ref. H is filed in the Regents'

Office.



In addition, an accounting of the amount and purpose of the

sums expended to date on the proposed land acquisition in

Clark County was given, as contained in Ref. I and an

additional document which was distributed at the meeting.

The document contains the breakdown of expenditures for the

Land Study, UNLV/CCSN by Robert Mc Caffery.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned how the $10,000 that was given by

the System was used, and Dr. Hammargren responded that it

was used for a model of the property that was presented to

the Regents, and for mailings and publicity to raise support

for the project. Chairman Sparks requested that a list of

these expenditures be submitted to Chancellor Dawson.



Mr. Klaich questioned if the Board should continue pursuing

this venture, and Dr. Hammargren distributed a letter dated

August 29, 1992 from Mr. Robert Mc Caffery which explains

the litigation status of the property and recommends that

an Executive Committee be established by President Maxson

to review and expand upon the "land use plan".



President Maxson stated that this issue must be resolved.

He explained that UNLV is certainly interested in any land

that is available, however, a letter dated July 1, 1992

from the Clark County Commission stated that Clark County

will not be releasing the land at this time. He felt that

the formation of a committee would demonstrate a "hostile

take over" and indicated that UNLV is not interested in

expending additional funding on this issue at this time.

President Maxson suggested that UNLV would contact the

Clark County Commission to request that if the land would

become available in the future to keep UNLV in mind for

further negotiations.



23. Approved Campus Role and Mission Statements



Approved the role and mission statements on DRI, UNLV and

UNR. Vice Chancellor Richardson explained that these docu-

ments would be contained in the Academic Plans and would

be subject to further review. The report, "Strategic

Directions for the University and Community College System

of Nevada", approved by the Board of Regents in January,

1992, identified the review and revision of role and mis-

sion statements as a first priority in systemwide academic

planning efforts.



The statements for the Desert Research Institute, University

of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno are

contained in Ref. J, filed in the Regents' Office (UNR sub-

mitted a revised document at the meeting).



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the role and mission state-

ments of DRI, UNLV and UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion

carried.



24. Approved Board of Regents' Organization Review Plans



At its June meeting the Board discussed addressing "...is-

sues of concern regarding its governing process by under-

taking a review of its manner of operating as an elected

Board, as well as its relation to the staff designated to

serve the Board." The Board unanimously agreed to appoint

a committee consisting of the Chairman of the Board, Vice

Chairman of the Board, Regent Derby, and the Chancellor

"... to develop a plan as to how the Board should proceed

on the organizational review and report back to the Board

at the next regularly scheduled meeting with input from

other Board members."



Vice Chairman Eardley, Regent Derby, the Chancellor, and

key staff members met on July 9 and prepared the following

recommendations for the Board's consideration:



A. That the Board Chairman, Vice Chairman, Regent Derby,

Director of Community College Affairs Burris, and Vice

Chancellor Richardson prepare a relatively brief ques-

tionnaire for distribution to Regents, Presidents, and

Board executive staff. The questionnaire will give each

respondent an opportunity to pinpoint his/her specific

areas of concern. Replies will be anonymous.



B. Mr. Burris and Dr. Richardson will use the questionnaire

replies as the basis for conducting focused interviews

with all individuals in the above groups. The inter-

views will seek to more clearly identify areas in which

respondents feel Board and staff performance might be

improved and how that might be accomplished. They will

then prepare a report summarizing their findings and

recommendations for review by Board members and the

Chancellor. It is felt that Mr. Burris and Dr. Richard-

son are particularly well-suited to conduct such an

analysis and to prepare recommendations for considera-

tion given the fresh perspective they bring to the

System coupled with their considerable experience work-

ing successfully with multi-Campus governing boards in

other states.



It is further requested that the Board contract with a

conflict resolution team to work with them.



C. The Board should proceed to plan a December Board work-

shop with a mentor from the Association of Governing

Boards on the general subject "Improving Board Effec-

tiveness". Part of the AGB process will involve comple-

tion of an AGB prepared Board self-study questionnaire.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of recommendations A, B and C to

aid in the Board of Regents' Organization Review of Plans.

Mrs. Berkley seconded.



In regard to recommendation B, Rutgers University has a

well-known conflict resolution team that would be available

for a 1-2 day workshop. After some discussion, it was de-

cided that the Rutgers' team could meet on November 18, pri-

or to the November Board of Regents' meeting.



Chairman Sparks stated that the Rutgers' conflict resolu-

tion team would certainly charge a fee to work with UCCSN,

and she questioned why the UNR conflict resolution team

was not being considered. Dr. Derby responded that UNR's

program is very new, whereas Rutgers' conflict resolution

team is very well established. However, UNR's team could

be considered. She felt that this process would be on a

short-term basis and did not wish to wait until November

to meet with this team.



Chancellor Dawson stated that during initial contact with

Rutgers University, he has learned that they would charge

$1000 per team member, per day, plus expenses.



Chairman Sparks indicated that by holding the session at

the November meeting, the newly elected Regents would be

able to attend.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she had no problems with any of

the recommendations, although she felt that the Board should

discuss the problems within the boundaries of the System

before going outside. She suggested working with Vice

Chancellor Richardson and Mr. Burris, and if that does not

resolve the problem, then contact other sources.



Dr. Derby stated that the survey to be prepared by Vice

Chancellor Richardson and Mr. Burris would established the

perception of the problems, whereas the conflict resolu-

tion team would provide a professional guide for the

System to resolve tensions.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned if the Rutger's team would over-

lap the AGB mentor program, and Dr. Derby responded in the

negative.



Motion carried.



25. Approved Sale of Land, UNLV Foundation



Approved the use of Regents' Special Project Funds for pay-

ment of the inquiry into the sale of land by the UNLV Foun-

dation as requested by the Board at its June 1992 meeting.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to use Regents' Special Project

Funds for payment of the inquiry into the sale of land by

the UNLV Foundation. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



26. Information Only: Ely Facility, NNCC



President Remington presented a progress report on the

proposed facility at Ely and stated that NNCC had applied

for a Federal grant to establish a facility and that match-

ing funds were needed.



President Remington introduced Mrs. Jeanne Blach, President

of NNCC Foundation, and Margaret Bath, member of the NNCC

Foundation. Mrs. Blach explained that NNCC felt it was a

good time to explore the possibilities of establishing a

higher education facility in Ely and applied for a Federal

matching grant. On July 8, the campaign was initialized

and NNCC received the following pledges:



$895,000 from Economic Development Authority (EDA)

$150,000 from Capital Improvement Funds

$310,000 from NNCC Foundation

$268,000 from White Pine County and the City of Ely

$ 20,000 from Mt. Wheeler Power Company



In essence, $813,000 was raised by the time the grant was

approved.



The facility is now entering into Phase II of the project

which will consist of a learning resource center, distance

learning television reception and programs, etc. Mrs.

Blach stated that she will continue her efforts in develop-

ing this facility.



Mrs. Bath stated $821,000 was raised during a 4-month period

for this facility. Education is an integral part of life

in the small rural community of Ely and may provide economic

development potential for the community. She too will con-

tinue her efforts in supporting this endeavor.



Mrs. Gallagher expressed her appreciation to Mrs. Blach,

Mrs. Bath, and the citizens of Ely for their support of

this facility.



Regents Derby, Foley, Klaich and Whitley left the meeting.



27. Approved Cloud Seeding Program, DRI



Approved to seek funding from the Interim Finance Committee

on DRI's Cloud Seeding Program.



The cloud seeding funds to be released for expenditure by

Interim Finance were included in the University Budget as

previously approved by the Board of Regents. The legis-

lative finance committees chose to have this budget item

brought before Interim Finance for approval contingent

upon the projected need for cloud seeding as determined in

consultation with the area water masters and climatologists.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to seek funding from the Interim

Finance committee on DRI's Cloud Seeding Program. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Regents Derby and Klaich returned to the meeting.



28. Approved Handbook Change, Early High School Admission

Policy, Community Colleges



Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16

(III), Section 4, Community Colleges, Early High School

Admission Policy.



A. UCCSN Student Affairs Council requests an addition to

Title 4, Chapter 16(III) by adding Section 4, as fol-

lows:



Section 4. Community College Early Admissions and

Enrollment Policy for High School Students



1. High school juniors and seniors, at least fifteen

years of age, may be admitted and enroll for a

maximum of six credits per semester or summer ses-

sion, with permission of their high school princi-

pal or designated official.



2. High school juniors and seniors, identified as

Vocational Program Completers may be admitted and

enroll in more than six credits per semester, based

on written, articulated occupational program agree-

ments with designated school districts.



3. High school students below junior level when identi-

fied as academically talented by the school district

and recommended by the high school principal or

designated official, will be reviewed on a case by

case basis for enrollment status in credit courses.

Otherwise, high school students below the junior

level may enroll for zero (0) credits in Community

Services courses only.



B. With the addition of A. above, a deletion in each

Community College section is necessary, as found in

Ref. K, filed in the Regents' Office.



1) CCSN



Remove Section 3(1) and (2).

Renumber Sections 4 through 9 as Sections 3 through

8, respectively.



2) NNCC



Remove Section 4(1) and (2).

Renumber Sections 5 through 10 as Sections 4 through

9, respectively.



3) TMCC



Remove Section 4(1) and (2).

Renumber Sections 5 through 10 as Sections 4 through

9, respectively.



4) WNCC



Remove Section 3(1) and (2)

Renumber Sections 4 through 8 as Sections 4 through

7, respectively.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding Community Colleges, Early High School Admission

Policy. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Whitley returned to the meeting.



29. Approved Financing of Capital Construction Projects, UNLV



Approved the three capital construction projects at UNLV

presented by President Maxson and Vice President Buster Neel

with the understanding that UNLV will contact appropriate

firms and UCCSN Bond Counsel on how best to proceed under

market conditions and return to the Board with recommenda-

tions. These projects would require authorization from

the Interim Finance Committee and the State Public Works

Board.



A. Construction of a Student Services Building with short-

term financing. This loan would not exceed $3,000,000,

and retirement of this debt would come from pledged

gifts from the Newmont Mining Company and the Reynolds

Corporation, and Capital Improvement Fee Funds.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the construction of a

UNLV Student Services building with short-term financing

and that it be presented to the Interim Finance Commit-

tee and State Public Works Board for authorization. Dr.

Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



B. An addition to the UNLV Student Health Center with a

loan not to exceed $750,000. Retirement of this debt

would come from revenues generated by the UNLV Student

Health Fee.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of an addition to the UNLV

Student Health Center, and that it be presented to the

Interim Finance Committee and State Public Works Board

for authorization. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



C. UNLV has the opportunity to acquire 17.65 acres and 280

rental units directly north of and contiguous to the

Campus. This property has been appraised at $9,850,000

and will be used for Greek housing, married student

housing, visiting professor housing and general rentals.

The long-term benefit to UNLV is the 17.65 acres. Pres-

ident Maxson requests approval of the following:



1) Authorization to purchase the property at a price

not to exceed $8,000,000;



2) Authorization to utilize approximately $3,500,000

in bond proceeds which were originally earmarked for

Greek housing; and



3) Authorization to obtain financing not to exceed

$5,500,000 for the purchase and upgrade of the

property.



Vice President Neel distributed the "Financial Plan

for University Park Apartment Purchase", which is filed

in the Regents' Office. President Maxson stated that

UNLV will discontinue its plans for constructing Greek

housing, however, UNLV will continue working with the

Greek organizations and give them preferential treat-

ment in renting apartments from this facility.



CSUN President Joel Kostman stated that the UNLV student

body supports this endeavor.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to acquire 17.65 acres and 280

rental units directly north of and contiguous to the UNLV

Campus, and that it be presented to the Interim Finance

Committee and State Public Works Board for authorization.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



30. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, UNLV



Approved authorization to use $430,000 of Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at UNLV for the following projects:



Continue the lease of approximately $230,000

30 trailers on the UNLV Campus. These

units are required for classroom, labora-

tory, and office space until permanent

facilities are completed.



Develop addition parking areas for the $200,000

Campus. This space has become necessary

due to Campus growth and the addition of

several buildings on the Campus.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to use $430,000 of Capital Im-

provement Fee Funds at UNLV for the above mentioned proj-

ects. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



31. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, TMCC



Approved authorization to use $113,089 of Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at TMCC for the following projects:



Surface Water Rights $ 4,089

Parking Lot Improvements 30,000

Security Improvements 25,000

Phase V Landscaping 54,000



Dr. Derby moved approval to use $113,089 of Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at TMCC for the above mentioned projects.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



32. Approved Increase of Scope of Phase 4, Cheyenne Campus, CCSN



Approved to increase the scope of Phase 4 at the Cheyenne

Campus of CCSN to include the remaining alternates (4, 5 and

6) to complete the project (91-C5).



In addition, approved to use up to $200,000 from the Student

Government Building Fund established through a student fee

increase to assist in the funding of Phase 4.



The Student Government at CCSN has approved the use of these

funds.



Authorization to seek approval from the Interim Finance Com-

mittee and the State Public Works Board was also given.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to increase the scope of Phase

4 at the CCSN Cheyenne Campus, to use up to $200,000 from

the Student Government Building Fund to assist in the fund-

ing, and to seek approval from the Interim Finance Commit-

tee amd the State Public Works Board. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



33. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fees, WNCC



Approved to use up to $95,147 of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds at WNCC for instructional enchancements.



Dr. Derby moved approval to use up to $95,147 of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at WNCC for instructional enhance-

ments. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



34. Approvement Easement, WNCC



Approved easement for the Child Care Center at WNCC.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the easement for the Child Care

Center at WNCC. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



35. Approved Handbook Addition, Lab Fees, WNCC



Approved Handbook additions, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

11, Student Fees at WNCC:



OH 102B Beginning Floral Design $60.00

OH 104B Floriculture $60.00



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook additions regard-

ing student fees at WNCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



36. Approved Self-Supporting Budgets, UNR



Approved the following Self-Supporting Budgets at UNR:



Continuing Education

Center for Dispute Resolution



1992-93

Budget

Estimate

Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ -0-

Revenue

E. L. Cord Foundation 278,697

Total Source of Funds $278,697



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries $128,477

Fringe Benefits 24,410

Classified Salaries 18,000

Fringe Benefits 4,680

Operating 94,430

Out-of-State Travel 8,700

Total Expenditures $278,697



Ending Account Balance $ -0-

Total Use of Funds $278,697



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Self-Supporting Budget

for Continuing Education, Center for Dispute Resolution

at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



Graduate School

Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs



1992-93

Budget

Estimate

Resources:

Opening Account Balance $100,000

Revenue

Foundation 100,000

Total Source of Funds $100,000



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries $ 95,000

Fringe Benefits 18,050

Classified Salaries 9,608

Fringe Benefits 2,498

Total Expenditures $125,156



Ending Account Balance $ 74,844

Total Use of Funds $200,000



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Self-Supporting Budget for

the Graduate School, Vice President for Research and Grad-

uate Programs at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



37. Approved Amendment, Mining Lease, UNR



Approved the following Amendment to Mining Sublease:



In January 1988, the Board approved assignment of a sublease

from Mine Developers, Inc. (MDI) to American Gold Resources

of Houston, Texas on the Mammoth #3 mining claim, which is

located near Goldfield, Nevada. Minimum annual royalty

payments were set at $500 annually, against 5% net smelter

returns.



In light of the current depressed condition in the mining

industry, MDI has requested lowering the annual payment of

$250, and adjusting the net smelter returns to 4%.



The Mackay School of Mines and College of Agriculture concur

in this adjustment.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the amendment to the mining

sublease for UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



38. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, UNR



Approved authorization to use $45,000 of Capital Improvement

Fee Funds at UNR to complete the Nutrition Education and

Research Program area of the new Redfield building. The

funds will be used for cabinets, shelving, work stations,

built-ins in the demonstration kitchen and other furniture

and equipment.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to use $45,000 of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at UNR to complete the Nutrition

Education and Research Program area of the new Redfield

building. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



President Crowley stated for the record that Dr. Steve

Mc Farlane, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Dr. Sachiko

St. Jeor, Nutrition Education and Research, have been in-

strumental in obtaining furnishings for all the rooms in

the facility. He noted that all the signs in the building

have been coded in Braille, as required by the American

Disability Act that was recently passed by Congress.



39. Approved Handbook Change, ASUN Constitution, UNR



Approved the Handbook change, Title 5, Chapter 16, ASUN

Constitution, as contained in Ref. L, filed in the Regents'

Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

the ASUN Constitution at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



40. Report on the Meeting with the State Public Works Board



Chancellor Dawson reported on a meeting held with the State

Public Works Board. He stated that UCCSN has 6 pre-planned

projects which were approved by the last legislative ses-

sion totaling approximately $82 million; however, the State

only has a total of $80-90 million for the entire State in

unused debt capacity. He felt that there would not be any

State General Fund surplus for capital projects.



The current debt capacity is derived from 2% of the assessed

evaluation. Chancellor Dawson suggested that the System

begin discussions to amend the State of Nevada Constitution

to raise the debt capacity. President Crowley agreed with

Chancellor Dawson and suggested that 5% of the assessed

evaluation for the entire State be sought. He indicated

that other states have a much higher ceiling on capital

construction bond indebtedness than current Nevada law

allows.



Regents Eardley and Whitley left the meeting.



41. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



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

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for the institution, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the

Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Kenneth M. Hanlon



University of Nevada, Reno



Ruth E. Billings



Regents Eardley and Whitley returned to the meeting.



42. New Business



B. Public - Ms. Lauren Smith and Ms. Judy Walls, PACE

Program students, addressed the Board and shared their

concerns in retaining the UNR PACE Program. It is a

well-rounded integrated program for the non-traditional

student.



President Crowley assured the Board and the students

that UNR supports the PACE Program and will continue

with the PACE Program, or a program of its equal, with

possible expansion of the program.



43. Information Only: Recommendation for Award to Tenure, UNLV

and CCSN



The following recommendations for award to tenure have been

forwarded for Board consideration. This is an information

item only, with Board action scheduled for the October 8-9,

1992 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



President Maxson recommends the following award to ten-

ure, effective July 1, 1992, to the following:



Arthur Meyers, Radiological Sciences, College of Health

Sciences



B. Community College of Southern Nevada



President Meacham recommends the following award to

tenure effective July 1, 1992, to the following:



Rosemary Hall, Student Development, College Services



The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

08-27-1992