UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 28-29, 1986


Pages 31-52



August 28, 1986

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Green Room,

Artemus Ham Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Mrs. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. June F. Whitley

Members absent: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Fordham (DRI), John

Heise (CCCC), Phyllis Henderson (TMCC), Donald Jessup (UNR), Gary

Jones (UNLV), Jim Williams (Unit), and Student Association Of-

ficers Kirk Hendrick, CSUN, and Frank Terrasas, ASTM.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:00 A.M.

on Thursday, August 28, 1986.

1. Introductions

President Gwaltney introduced newly elected ASTM President

Frank Terrasas.

Mrs. Sheerin introduced Mr. Michael Rainey, Vice President

for Adminstration, Xebec Corporation.

2. Approved the Consent Agenda

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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:

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

12-13, 1986, and minutes of the special meeting held

July 30, 1986.

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

C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.

(3) Approved the following individual to serve as a member

of the WNCC Advisory Board:

Mr. John Sheldon, new member

For continuity on the Board, the continuing members

have the following appointments:

Dr. Greg Betts 1-year

Mr. Arthur A. Hannafin 1-year

Mrs. Barbara Little 1-year

Mr. Tom Collier 1-year

Ms. Pamela Crowell 2-year

Mrs. Jan Fondi 2-year

Mr. Pete Rice 2-year

Mr. Michael Rainey 2-year

Mr. Virgil M. Getto 2-year

Ms. Jean Towne 2-year

Ms. Shirley Rowan 2-year

(4) Approved the following individual to serve as a member

of the School of Medicine Advisory Board:

Mrs. Edythe Katz

(5) Approved a second year of leave without pay for the

following UNLV faculty:

Professor Edwin J. Grayzeck, Physics Department

Professor John Werth, Computer Science & Electrical

Engineering Department

Assistant Professor Laurie Werth, Computer Science &

Electrical Engineering Department

(6) Approved extension of a lease held by Mr. Don Decker,

owner of Decker Exploration and lessee of UNR's Kapo

Mining Claims near Valmy, Nevada. The lease is due for

renewal August 1, 1988. Modifications to the lease are

as follows:

1. Extend the lease for the period 1988-93 at an an-

nual per acre minimum advanced royalty from $2.11

to $5.00; extend the lease for the period 1993-98

at an annual per acre minimum advanced royalty of


2. In 1998 the lease will be extended for the period

1998-2008, if lessee is in production. If produc-

tion is stopped during any ten (10) month period,

the lease will terminate.

3. During the term 1998-2008, and any other extension

(s), the production royalty will not be less than

the minimum advanced royalties which shall begin at

$25,000 per year, and increase $5,000 per year to a

maximum of $75,000 per year in 2008.

4. During the term 1998-2008 minimum annual monies ex-

pended for the benefit of the property shall begin

at $25,000 and increase by $5,000 per year to a

maximum of $75,000 in 2008. These monies may in-

clude mining cost, exploration, development costs

or other incidental costs which benefit the proper-


5. Production royalties will be Net Smelter Return

(NSR) royalties as follows:

a. 4% NSR royalty when price of gold is less than

$400 per ounce.

b. 5% NSR royalty when price of gold is $400 to

$600 per ounce.

c. 6% NSR royalty when price of gold is $600 per

ounce or more.

6. Production royalties shall never be less than the

minimum annual advanced royalties.

7. All minimum advanced royalties and work commitment

amounts shall be adjusted to the changes in the

consumer price index over the term of the leases.

The "Consumer Price Index" shall mean the Consumer

Price Index for Region IX (being the States of

California, Nevada and Arizona) contained in the

CPI Detailed Report which is published by the U.

S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Adjustment shall mean a fraction. The denomi-

nator of the fraction shall be the CPI for the

month of August, 1988, and the numerator fraction

shall be the CPI for the calendar month during

which the adjustment is to be calculated. In

other words, the adjusted payment will be equal

to the CPI of payment date, divided by the CPI of

8/1/88, times the original scheduled payment.

(7) Approved an avigation easement to the Airport Authority

of Washoe County. This easement is for airspace above

5,595 feet for the passage of aircraft above TMCC.

(8) Approved a grant of easement for a sewer line reloca-

tion which is required for the Engineering building

project at UNLV. The area is 10 feet wide and 683

linear feet long, and routes the existing sewer line

to the west of the site.

Mr. Foley 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.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.

3. Chairman's Report

Chairman Klaich congratulated Dr. Dave Lightner and Mr. Mark

Dawson on successfully obtaining the Experimental Program

to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant of $3 mil-

lion. This grant is for a 5-year period and will include

projects at UNLV, UNR and DRI. It will require a $3 million

State appropriation in matching funds.

Chairman Klaich reported on the progress of the Chancellor's

Search Committee, stating that the Committee approved con-

tracting Professional Search Consultation Service and ex-

tending the application deadline to September 30, 1986.

He announced that NNCC has received accreditation for the

next 10 years from the Northwest Accrediting Association and

congratulated President Berg.

4. Report on Endowed Pool, 1985-86

Mr. Matthew D. Lincoln, Cambridge Associates, presented the

performance analysis of the entire endowed pool for fiscal

year 1985-86, as contained in Ref. F, filed with the per-

manent minutes.

In summary:

A. Over 2 years the endowment continues to exceed all of

its investment performance objectives. The total return

for the 2-year period 1984-86 has been 74.9%.

B. The 1985-86 endowment fund's results fell below our ob-

jectives as stock and cash reserves underperformed the

S & P 500 by 4.2% and bonds and cash reserves under-

performed the Shearson Lehman Composite by 3.0%.

C. Both Sanford C. Bernstein and First Interstate under-

performed their stock and bond objectives while Concord

Capital exceeded its stock objective for the 1985-86.

D. For the 2-year period Sanford C. Bernstein and Concord

Capital have surpassed their investment objectives while

First Interstate has fallen short of its objectives by

a wide margin.

E. Over the past year the endowment has diversified its

stock investments into foreign stocks managed by the

Common Fund for International Investments. This invest-

ment accounting for 5.5% of the total endowment has out-

performed the endowment's U. S. stock portfolio while

falling short of the international E. A. F. E. index

over the 8 months since its inception.

F. As of the end of June, 1986, the endowment also diversi-

fied its bond investments by placing 2.9% of its total

assets (10% of its bond investments) in a global bond

fund managed by the Common Fund.

Chairman Klaich questioned if there was any significance to

Sanford C. Bernstein's loss, and Mr. Lincoln replied that

Sanford C. Bernstein fluctuates with the up and down move-

ment of the economy, and that over a 3-5 year period this

is typical.

Mr. Lincoln explained that although First Interstate fell

short of its objectives by a wide margin during the last

year, stocks are measured independently over the years and

should be a concern to the Board if, over a 3-5 year period,

this shortage is consistent.

Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting at this time.

Chairman Klaich extended his gratitude on behalf of the members

the Board of Regents to the UNLV Faculty Senate for the invita-

tion to the faculty barbecue, and thanked CSUN for the copies of

UNLV's yearbook given to the members of the Board.

Mr. Foley left the meeting at this time.

5. Approved the 1987-89 Biennial Budget Request

Before addressing the budget request, Chairman Klaich stated

that the Board has a basic commitment to disseminate infor-

mation to the public at the appropriate time. He requested

this issue be investigated by the System's General Counsel

and to report back to the Board.

Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the 1987-89 Biennial

Budget Request. The Council of Presidents has reviewed the

request and strongly recommends approval. (The 1987-89

Biennial Budget Request is filed in the Regents' Office.)

Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the University of

Nevada System Biennial Budget Request consists of two budg-

ets: A "Base Budget" and an "Enhancement Budget".

The "Base Budget" is an extension of the current year (FY

87) operating budget into the next biennium with adjustments

for projected enrollment increases, adjustments for past

legislative actions, reorganizations, inflation and selected

special adjustments.

The "Enhancement Budget" contains the UNS request for new

funding for strengthening and enhancing the existing Uni-

versity and Community College programs, along with requests

for a limited number of new programs. These funding re-

quests are presented in priority order and are designed to

continue to move Nevada's System of higher education towards

excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the pub-


Summary schedules are outlined in the biennial budget re-

quests. The "Base Budget" totals $274.3 million which rep-

resents a 7.1% increase for the 1st year of the biennium

and a 4% increase for the 2nd year. The "Enhancement Budg-

et" totals $88.2 million, bringing the total biennial budget

request to $362.5 million.

There are 81.9 new faculty being requested in the "Base

Budget" along with 49.8 support positions. Additional

faculty and support positions will be added through the

adoption of the support services formula being proposed in

Category II and the ratio enrichment proposed in Catetory

II of the "Enhancement Budget".

Ms. Del Papa congratulated Vice Chancellor Sparks and the

Presidents on the work they did in processing this budget.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the 1987-89 Biennial Budget

Request. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.

The meeting recessed for lunch. Upon reconvening, all members

were present except for Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Sparks and Mrs.


6. Approved Reprinting of Certain Bonds

Approved the Resolution #86-5 (filed with the permanent

minutes) for the reprinting of lost bonds from the 1981

Community College issue. The Board had approved the sale

of these bonds in August, 1981.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to reprint lost bonds on the

1981 Community College issue. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion


7. Approved Refinancing of Bonds

At the May, 1986 meeting, permission was granted for staff

and the bonding companies to pursue the refinancing of Stu-

dent Fee Bonds for the UNR and UNLV Campuses. The details

of the refinancing were presented to the Board by Mr. Paul

Howarth, Bond Counsel. (See Ref. G, filed with the perma-

nent minutes.) Mr. Howarth stted that the value of savings

for the System is $1,165,653.

Mrs. Kenney moved approval to refinance Student Fee Bonds

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

8. Approved Promotion and Tenure, UNLV

Approved the following recommendation for promotion and


A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended the following promotion and tenure, effective

July 1, 1986. He has indicated that this action is not

for the Athletic Director position, but for the teach-

ing aspect of Dr. Rothermel's position.

Bradley J. Rothermel

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the promotion and tenure at

UNLV. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.

9. Approved Emeritus Status, UNLV

President Maxson recommended that Professor John G. Tryon be

nominated for Professor Emeritus of Engineering, effective

upon his retirement.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Emeritus Status at UNLV.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

10. Approved the Board of Regents Calendar for 1987

When the Regents meeting calendar for 1986 and 1987 was

adopted, it was agreed that, after a trial period, the cal-

endar would be reviewed to determine whether an every-other-

month schedule was beneficial. After much discussion, the

Board adopted the six-week interval schedule as follows:

1987 - Six Week Interval

January 8-9 Reno

February 19-20 Las Vegas

April 2-3 Carson City

May 14-15 Reno

June 25-26 Las Vegas

September 10-11 Reno

October 15-16 Las Vegas

December 3-4 Reno

January 8-9, 1988 Reno

The remaining meetings for 1986 are scheduled for October

9-10 in Reno and December 11-12 in Las Vegas.

Mr. Foley moved approval of the 6-week interval calendar for

Board of Regents meetings in 1987. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

11. Report on Academic Computing

A report on academic computing and the EDUCOM consultants'

report was presented during the May 1986 Regents meeting.

In accordance with Board direction, a new Committee, com-

posed of all members of the Academic Affairs Council and

the Academic Computing Committee, was formed to review and

address the issues raised in the recommendations section

of the EDUCOM report. That Committee has met twice and

has approved proposals for computing. An interim report

concerning Academic Computing was presented by Vice Chan-

cellor Fox, who asked the Board to accept the recommenda-

tions as contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office.

The Board was reluctant to give final approval without hav-

ing information on the manner of implementation and the fi-

nancial cost to the System.

The Board requested a final report be presented during its

December meeting which would include the implementation of

these recommendations along with the financial ramifications

for the System.

Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the academic computing report

and requested the Committee report back to the Board at the

December meeting with implementation of recommendations and

financial ramifications for the System. Mrs. Kenney second-

ed. Motion carried.

12. Report on Regents Scholar Program

In 1984 the Regents Scholar Program was established by the

Board of Regents to recognize outstanding Nevada high school


A subcommittee composed of University and Community College

representatives was appointed by the Academic Affairs Coun-

cil to study and propose ways to improve the program. The

Academic Affairs Council now recommends the following:

1) It is recommended that cooperation be continued with the

State Board of Education to honor Nevada high school

scholars. The original intent of this program was for

these two Boards to recognize and reward Nevada's out-

standing high school seniors.

2) Since the announcement of Nevada scholars by the State

Board of Education is not made until the Spring of the

students' senior year, it is recommended that the Re-

gents Scholar Awards be made earlier in the academic


3) It is recommended that the award be improved to actual

scholarship status for each student, based upon ACT or

SAT scores. This would replace the current policy

which awards ACT assessment credit to Regents Scholars.

4) It is further recommended that funds be sought to sup-

port a scholarship program and that Regents Special

Project Funds and/or legislative funds be utilized in

a cooperative way to guarantee a one-year minimum

scholarship award of a predetermined amount for the

first year of study.

Vice Chancellor Fox indicated that these recommendations

would require revisions to the Board of Regents Handbook.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval to accept the Regents Scholar

Program report. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.

Ms. Del Papa questioned whether creative financing was being

considered in addition to the Regents Special Projects Funds

and/or legislative funding. Several ideas were presented on

how to finance the Regents Scholars Program, such as using a

percentage of the contingency fund from the Regents Special

Projects Fund investment; creating a formula for each insti-

tution to be able to contribute and utilize the funds for

the scholars; and if the Question 5 issue (Nevada's share of

federal estate tax rebate) should pass, using a portion of

that revenue.

13. Approved Handbook Change, Limit on Teaching (Graduate


Approved an addition to the Handbook in Title 4, Chapter 5,

Section 3.3, as follows:

3. 1st-year graduate assistants will be expected to

complete, during their 1st year, a special teaching

methods course if they are to teach during their

2nd year. 1st-year graduate assistants may also

teach under the supervision of a professor or di-

rector while currently taking a teaching methods


This has been the practice at UNLV and has worked well in

the past.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing the Limit on Teaching (Graduate Students). Ms. Del Papa

seconded. Motion carried.

14. Approved Handbook Change, International Students Employed as

Graduate Assistants

Approved the deletion of the following provision of Title 4,

Chapter 5, Section 2 of the Board of Regents Handbook:

8. Except in the Foreign Languages Departments, not

more than 5% of the total number of graduate assist-

ants employed by the University may be aliens.

General Counsel has issued an opinion that this employment

restriction for international students is constitutionally

unenforceable. The statute on which it is based was pre-

viously ruled constitionally unenforceable by Attorney Gen-

eral's Opinion No. 163, dated March 6, 1974.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the deletion in the Handbook

regarding International Students Employed as Graduate As-

sistants. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.

15. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee

A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent Jo

Ann Sheerin, Chairman.

Mrs. Sheerin announced that Mr. Kirk Hendrick, CSUN Presi-

dent, will participate as the student representative on the

Academic Affairs Committee.

(1) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a BA with a major

in International Affairs at UNR, as contained in Ref.

AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.

Students enrolled in this interdisciplinary program

will be required to complete an 18-credit core of

courses offered by the Departments of Economics, His-

tory, Political Science and Geography. In addition,

students must complete an approved sequence of upper

division courses taught through various Departments.

A variety of options will be available, including

Latin American or European area studies, International

Political Economy, and Peace and Security studies.

Curriculum for these and other options will be pro-

vided through existing courses. A senior paper will

be required to complete the program.

An interdisciplinary curriculum will enable students

to gain knowledge in a wide range of areas and will

provide the opportunity for optional tracks for various

career objectives.

No additional funding is required as existing facili-

ties, equipment and courses are adequate.

Mrs. Sheerin noticed that this program is not listed

in the new UNR catalog and said she was informed that

all new programs must be approved by the Board of Re-

gents before they can be listed and offered. Vice

President Richard Davies stated that Senior students

may enroll in this degree this year, but since it has

not been listed in the catalog, he is doubtful they


(2) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a Professional De-

velopment degree in Science and Education at UNLV, as

contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents Office.

This program will be administered jointly by the Col-

lege of Education and the College of Science, Mathe-

matics and Engineering. It is designed for individuals

who have completed a baccalaureate degree. Two options

will be available: 1) Those who qualify for or hold

a teaching certificate in any field who may complete

course requirements for a Nevada teaching certificate

in science or mathematics. 2) Students who have

earned degrees in mathematics or science who can pur-

sue course work to meet secondary education teaching

requirements in their area.

A minimum of 24 credits will be required, exclusive of

prerequisites, and may be taken at either the under-

graduate or graduate level. Fields of study include

Biological Science, General Science, Mathematics or

Physical Sciences. An overall GPA of 2.5 must be

earned in these courses. The Phase I Proposal was

approved by the Board of Regents in June, 1985.

This program will help to meet a demonstrated need for

qualified science and mathematics teachers in Nevada,

and specifically Clark County.

No new facilities or equipment will be rquired. The

program will use primarily existing courses offered by

the two Colleges. A .25 teaching position is requested

in the 1st year of the program, increasing to a full-

time position by the 4th year.

It was noted that this degree is the first professional

development degree within the System.

Mrs. Sheerin requested a progress report in 6 months.

(3) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a BS degree in

Architecture at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-4, filed

in the Regents Office.

Admission to this program will require completion of

specified pre-professional course requirements, and

and a minimum grade point average of 3.75. The cur-

riculum will consist of a total of 128 credits. At

least 63 credits must be taken in design courses.

The upper division classes will be composed of new

courses developed for this program. A 2.75 GPA also

will be required for completion of the program.

Undergraduate degrees are not accredited by the Nation-

al Architectural Accreditation Board. However, the

proposed program is in compliance with the NAAB's re-

quirements regarding percentages of courses in certain

subject areas.

At present, the 2-year program receives funds from an

endowment. State funds will be requested to expand

this into a 4-year program. By the 4th year of the

program, it is projected that $428,604 will be requir-

ed. This estimate will fund 4 new faculty, 1 curator,

a classified person and other expenses; $160,000 will

be requested for library materials for each of the

first 4 years.

The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-

gents in October, 1985. The planned date of imple-

mentation will be Fall, 1987.

Expansion of the existing program will provide the

State with architects more aware of Nevada's unique

environment. Graduates also will be prepared to prac-

tice landscape architecture, interior design, urban

planning and construction management.

The Houssels House, donated to and relocated on the

UNLV Campus, will provide space for Administration and

studio courses. The majority of other needed class-

room and shop space is currently available. An out-

of-state consultant and local architects have reviewed

the proposal and have recommended implementing this


President Maxson stated that this program had been an-

nounced in the Las Vegas papers to learn what the com-

munity interest was in this program and approximately

100 persons met with the College.

Mrs. Sheerin asked if this program could benefit the

System in designing future buildings, and President

Maxson stated that he was sure that program represen-

tatives would be happy to serve in an advisory capac-


(4) Approved the minimum general education requirements for

all Associate of Applied Science degrees at the Com-

munity Colleges, as follows:

Communications 6 credits

U. S. and Nevada Constitutions 3-6 credits

Science and/or Mathematics 6 credits

Social Sciences 3 credits

Humanities 3 credits

Occupational/Technical Area and

Related Courses At least 36 credits

Vice Chancellor Fox explained the difference between

"core" and "general education" requirements. Comple-

tion of a 15-credit core curriculum is required of all

graduates of AA, AS and bachelor degree programs within

the University of Nevada system. General education

course requirements are designed to further liberal

education by requiring students to complete a certain

number of courses from broad disciplinary areas. The

number and type of courses varies according to the

student's course of study. Courses which satisfy the

System core requirements may simultaneously satisfy

certain College or University general education re-


(5) Approved the policy of developmental courses not being

applicable toward the AAS degree. It is current policy

within the University of Nevada System that develop-

mental courses not apply toward completion of the As-

sociate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. This

request has been reviewed by the Council of Presidents,

which recommends approval.

(6) To clarify new University admission standards for Com-

munity College transfer students, it was approved that

the following statement be placed in University of

Nevada System Community College catalogs and the System

Transfer Guide:

Effective Fall, 1989, new admission requirements

will be implemented at both the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada-


If you plan to transfer to either of these Uni-

versities and did not complete the high school

course requirements, completion of 15 semester

credit hours in general education courses which

are required for the Associate of Arts or the

Associate of Science degrees, with a grade point

average of at least 2.0, will qualify a Community

College student for admission at either University.

High school districts have been made aware of this


(7) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an AAS degree in

Manufacturing Engineering Technology at WNCC, as con-

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

The proposed curriculum will require the completion of

68 credits. All courses are in place and will not re-

quire modification. The core will consist of 7 courses

which will allow students to achieve a broad range of

diagnostic and repair skills. In-depth technical

skills will be provided through the completion of 31

credits in the manufacturing engineering technician

occupational area.

Although WNCC subscribes to an open admission policy,

prospective students will be informed that this is a

rigorous program and will require knowledge and skill

in applied mathematics and technological subjects.

The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-

gents in December, 1985.

This program will provide broad-based training in that

graduates will be qualified for employment in any type

of automatic industry, including the robotic manufac-

turing field. Current faculty, equipment, classroom

and laboratory facilities are sufficient to meet the

needs of the program. The College has acquired state-

of-the-art equipment which will be used to train stu-

dents. No additional funding is being requested.

Dean John Garmon stated that all the instructiors for

this program are from local industry. Mr. Michael

Rainey, Xebec Vice President for Administration, stated

that other industries in the Carson Valley feel very

strongly there is competition with the Japanese manu-

facturing industry; therefore, there is great support

from local industries.

Mrs. Sheerin extended gratitude for the equipment gifts

from Xebec and asked if upgrading of the equipment

would occur in the future. Mr. Rainey replied in the

affirmative. He also stated that Xebec has a commit-

ment to the College and its curriculum, and will work

with Dean Garmon to inform Douglas and Carson City

high school students about the programs WNCC offers

in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.

(8) New Business - Mrs. Sheerin requested a progress report

at the next meeting on the Phase I-II program review

approval process.

Mrs. Sheerin aired a portion of the U. S. and Nevada

Constitution telecourse which will begin airing next

week on several television stations throughout Nevada.

Chairman Klaich extended special thanks to Vice Chan-

cellor Fox, Academic Affairs staff, Fred Lewis and Bob

Cox for their participation in this program.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Kenney sec-

onded. Motion carried.

16. Report and Recommendation of the Audit Committee

A report and recommendation of the Audit Committee meeting,

held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent Foley, Chairman.

(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

proposed procedures to be used in the selection of in-

dependent auditors for the 3 years ending June 30,

1989, as contained in Ref. A-1, filed in the Regents


The Committee adopted the procedures as presented with

the addition that the RFP state that first preference

be given to firms having operations in Nevada.

Chairman Klaich queried as to which firms would be solicit-

ed to bid on the individual audits and was informed that

all the major firms throughout Nevada would be solicited.

Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendation

of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion


17. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-


A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent

Del Papa, Chairman.

(1) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Marching

Band account at UNR:

1985-86 1986-87

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate


Opening Account Balance $ 6,111 $ 3,000

Washoe County School District 150 0

UNR Foundation-Program Support

Award for Wind Ensemble 4,500 0

Transfer from Jot Travis

Student Union Capital

Improvement Fund 80,000 85,000

Total Source of Funds $90,761 $88,000


Professional Salaries (.17 FTE) $ 5,802 $ 5,919

Fringe Benefits 1,056 1,346

Grad Assistant Salary (.33 FTE) 5,600 5,800

Fringe Benefits 67 58

Wages 728 4,100

Fringe Benefits 9 49

Operating 73,031 69,728

Out-of-State Travel 153 1,000

Ending Account Balance 4,315 0

Total Use of Funds $90,761 $88,000

(2) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Public

Safety Department (Police & Parking) account at UNR:

1985-86 1986-87

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate


TMCC Recharge $ 18,177 $ 19,995

SNJCC Recharge 33,900 37,264

DRI Recharge 18,177 19,495

LEC Recharge 36,783 28,500

ICA Recharge 8,000 6,750

ASUN Recharge 11,600 7,950

Misc Recharge 2,700 2,775

Revenue Control 4,496 0

Total Revenue $133,833 $122,729


Classified Salaries (3 FTE) $ 86,473 $ 85,803

Fringe Benefits 11,631 15,257

Wages 20,618 7,369

Fringe Benefits 248 88

Operating 14,471 13,712

Out-of-State Travel 392 500

Total Use of Funds $133,833 $122,729

(3) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Grants/

Contracts Administration account at NNCC:


Indirect Cost (Grants/Contracts) $ 8,817

Total Source of Funds $ 8,817


Classified Salaries $ 6,735

Fringe Benefits 2,082

Total Expenditures $ 8,817

(4) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Contract

Maintenance Services account at TMCC:


DRI ($8,008 quarterly) $32,032

Total Source of Funds $32,032


Classified Salaries (1.5 FTE) $20,985

Fringe Benefits 7,547

Operating 3,500

Total Expenditures $32,032

(5) Approved the following Handbook addition, Title 4,

Chapter 17, Section 11.6, Special Course Fees, WNCC:

6. Western Nevada Community College

Mus 151, Piano 155.00 per course

Mus 153, Voice 155.00 per course

*Mus 157, Woodwinds 155.00 per course

*Mus 163, Organ 155.00 per course

Mus 251, Piano 155.00 per course

*Mus 257, Woodwinds 155.00 per course

Mus 263, Organ 155.00 per course

*New material

(6) Approved a loan from the Capital Improvement Fund of

up to $300,000 to purchase new telephone sets for the

UNR Campus. Repayment of the loan would be from funds

previously applied to lease payments, and each over-

all departmental loan would be repaid within 3 years

from the date the new system is installed.

Until recently all telephone sets were leased from

AT&T. As the result of a request for proposal to re-

place these leased sets with purchased units, a vendor

has been selected to supply multiline sets and another

vendor has been selected to supply single line sets.

Presently, telephone systems are being reviewed on a

case-by-case basis to see if the current system is

configured properly, and if it would be economically

feasible to replace that leased system with a purchas-

ed system. As a general guideline, a 3-year (or less)

payback is being used.

The Committee requested that a report on this issue be

submitted from the institutions.

(7) Approved use of $24,000 from the Capital Improvement

Fund for the following projects at NNCC:

1. Conversion of Agriculture Equipment Barn

to Construction Classroom $10,000

2. Repair elevator to meet inspection code 4,500

3. Parking lot repair 2,500

4. WATTS lines Elko/Reno 3,500

Elko/Winnemucca 3,500

(8) Approved a change in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees, which will reflect an in-

crease in Student Health Insurance Fees at UNLV, ef-

fective Fall, 1986. This increase reflects the in-

crease by the insurance carrier.

Student Health and Accident Insurance, Optional

Annual Premium $138

Semester Premium 69

Summer Session N/A

(9) Approved to spend $213,000 from the Capital Improvement

Fund for the following projects on the UNLV Campus:

Enlarge the gallery space, add one exhibit

wall, and replace the doors to the gallery

in the Museum of Natural History $ 13,000

Expansion of the Alta Ham Fine Art Gallery

to increase the available space for exhibits $200,000

Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Gallagher second-

ed. Motion carried.

18. Report and Recommendation of the Investment Committee

A report and recommendation of the Investment Committee

meeting, held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent Del Papa,


(1) Accepted the report given by Mr. Robert M. Lee, Presi-

dent of First Interstate Investment Advisers, Inc., on

investment performance, management style and goals of

his organization, and corporate reorganization of FIIA

and the First Interstate Bank Trust Department.

Ms. Del Papa stated that the Investment Advisory staff

has been closely watching the performance of FIIA since

it has not, in the last 2 years, met its basic objec-

tives of matching the performance of the Standard and

Poor 500 and the Searson Lehman Composit Index. Edna

Brigham explained that FIIA had been hired as the part

of the management team to give protection to the port-

folio on the down side of the market but that the mar-

ket had not sustained a down period in the last 2

years. She added that the staff is concerned not only

with the effects that the corporate merger might have

on the performance of the manager, but also with the

ability of the firm to pick up its performance suf-

ficiently to make up for the last 2 years.

Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and recommendation

of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

Mr. Foley questioned why FIAA was so low in its performance

and if the Board should accept that kind of performance.

Ms. Del Papa explained that Mr. Robert Lee was invited to

the Investment Committee meeting to explain its performance

and indicated that there was drastic fluctuation in the

stock market. It was pointed out that Mr. Matt Lincoln,

Cambridge Associates, explained earlier that performances

fluctuate and the Committee should view each manager's per-

formance over a 3-5 year period. Ms. Del Papa emphasized

that the Chancellor's staff watches the market very closely

and performance analyses are issued from each manager on a

quarterly basis.

19. Approved Agreements, UNR

Approved the agreements as contained in Ref. E, filed in the

Regents Office, between the University and the Department of

Human Resources.

Previously, the Board of Regents approved a cooperative

agreement between the University and the State of Nevada

Department of Human Resources. This agreement provided that

the chief psychiatrist in the Department's Nevada Mental

Health Institute would be appointed as a faculty member of

the School of Medicine and his salary paid by the University

with funds supplied by the Department of Human Resources.

The agreement was intended to facilitate recruitment for the

Division and strengthen the educational program of the


The arrangement has worked very well. The proposed agree-

ments would expand the arrangement to allow similar appoint-

ments for 5 addition Division psychiatrists and to provide

funds for the recruitment of candidates to these positions.

The agreements have the strong endorsement of both the

School of Medicine and the Department of Human Resources.

It is proposed that this expanded arrangement be reviewed

and evaluated after a period of approximately 1 year and

that a report be provided relative to the future of the


Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the agreements between UNR

and the Department of Human Resources. Mrs. Gallagher sec-

onded. Motion carried.

20. Approved School Name Change, UNLV

Approved changing the name of the School of Health, Physical

Education, Recreation and Dance to the School of Health,

Physical Education and Recreation at UNLV. The 10 dance

courses that remained in the School have been reassigned to

the College of Arts and Letters where the majority of the

dance courses and programs are now located.

Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the school name change to the

School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at UNLV.

Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.

21. Approved Department Name Change, UNLV

Approved changing the name of the Department of Financial

Aid to Student Financial Services at UNLV.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Department name change to

Student Financial Services at UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.

22. Report on Greek Row and Student Housing, UNLV

President Maxson reported on the progress of the proposed

Greek Row and student housing at UNLV. A committee has been

formed to advise UNLV on the Greek Row. President Maxson

requested authorization to sign an $8 million contract to

construct Greek Row on the Campus. The long-term plan calls

for constructing 2 dormitories, 4 Greek houses and a dining

commons. 10 banking institutions have agreed to an open-

ended, non-profit, 25-year loan to be repaid from rental

charges. Nevada Savings and Loan has agreed to serve as

the lead institution in coordinating the project.

Mrs. Kenney asked if there was a continuing plan if student

enrollment should drop and rental charges were unavailable

to cover the costs of maintaining the buildings. President

Maxson stated that the buildings would be leased to the

fraternities and sororities and if student enrollment should

drop, the athletic teams would rent the rooms which should

generate sufficient revenue. He further stated that these

houses should be self-supporting and they would begin hous-

ing students at the beginning of Fall, 1988.

General Counsel pointed out that having fraternities and

sororities on Campus raised the potential for increased li-

ability for the UNS and urged UNLV to monitor their activi-

ties closely.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval for Dr. Maxson to sign contracts

to borrow up to $8 million to construct the Greek Row on the

UNLV Campus. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Mrs. Sheerin requested information on the upgrade of Tonopah

Hall and President Maxson informed her that UNLV is continu-

ing to take in revenues and has allocated money to upgrade

Tonopah Hall, and also has approached local hotels for

furniture and bedding donations.

Mrs. Sheerin suggested changing the above motion by request-

ing that a certain percent of the $8 million be placed in a

reserve account, and, further, that as construction funds

are drawn periodic reports be made to the Board to monitor

the account.

Regents Del Papa and Kenney approved this change. Motion


23. Approved Interlocal Agreement, UNR

Approved an agreement between the Nevada Department of Wild-

life and UNR which provides for clerical support to the De-

partment of Wildlife.

Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the agreement between the

Nevada Department of Wildlife and UNR. Ms. Del Papa second-

ed. Motion carried.

24. Approved Interlocal Agreement, CCCC

Approved an interlocal agreement between Clark County and

Clark County Community College establishing a planetarium

program within the County Department of Parks and Recrea-


Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the interlocal agreement be-

tween Clark County and CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mo-

tion carried.

25. Emergency Item: Request to Enter into Interlocal Agreement,


President Meacham requested approval to consider an emergen-

cy item on the agenda to enter into an interlocal agreement

with the City of North Las Vegas. The agreement has been

signed, but needs approval by the Board.

Ms. Del Papa moved to accept an emergency item concerning an

interlocal agreement for CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

President Meacham informed the Board that an interlocal

agreement between the City of North Las Vegas and CCCC has

been signed for water and electrical improvements on the

CCCC Campus. The City will install and CCCC will maintain

the improvements.

Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the interlocal agreement be-

tween the City of North Las Vegas and CCCC. Ms. Del Papa

seconded. Motion carried.

26. Approved the Sale of Property, UNR

Approved the sale of property located in Rockport, Texas.

A small lot was bequeathed to UNR, on behalf of the Medical

School, by George S. Markley in 1979. The lot does not have

an access road, is accessible only by crossing someone

else's property, lies outside the city limits, and is heav-

ily covered by brush and trees.

An offer of $500 has been received from Mr. Blas Ramirez,

accompanied by a $250 cashier's check.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the sale of property in

Texas on behalf of UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion


27. Approved Easement, DRI

Approved an easement which would allow stablilizing fill to

be moved onto the Dandini Research Park property from the

adjacent Panorama Village Condominiums property, and that

authority to enter into a final agreements be given to the

System Office upon review by General Counsel Klasic prior

to its execution.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the easement at DRI. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 3:55 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser