August 30-31, 1984
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
June 28, 1984
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium
at the Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Vice Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Members absent: Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President George Hidy, DRI
President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Clevenger (TMCC),
Nancy Forni (PSC-UNLV), Richard French (DRI), Myrlene La Mancusa
(UNLV), Robin Nelson (CCCC), Bus Scharmann (WNCC), Joan Zenan
(UNR), and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Gallagher at
1. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified at Ref. A, and filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held June
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the Lease Agreement between Northern Nevada
Community College and Northern Nevada Job Training
(4) Approved the Lease Agreement between Truckee Meadows
Community College and Washoe County High School.
(5) Approved the Lease Agreement between the University
of Nevada, Reno, and Nevada Department of Wildlife.
(6) Approved Ms. Kathleen Olson, Executive Director, Gov-
ernor's Committee to Employ the Handicapped, for ap-
pointment to TMCC's Advisory Board.
(7) Due to an oversight at the June, 1984 meeting, the
Board neglected to specifically authorize the payment
of employer-paid retirement contributions for the
Community College Presidents.
Authorized to ratify the Presidents' contracts to in-
clude employer-paid retirement contributions for the
Community College Presidents.
(8) Approved a salary increase for Dean of Fallon Campus
and Rural Centers, Michelle Dondero, to $39,389. Dean
Dondero has also been assigned additional responsi-
bilities in the financial and operational areas of the
Fallon Campus and Rural Centers.
(9) With the transfer to WNCC of Mr. Bill Davies, former
Dean of Student Services at NNCC, the following
changes in staff responsibilities are effective August
A. Mr. Stan Aiazzi, currently Associate Dean of Oc-
cupational Education, to Acting Dean of Student
Services at an annual salary of $36,514.
B. Leave position of Associate Dean of Occupational
Education unfilled, with responsibilities shared
between Dean of Instruction and Director of the
Learning Resource Center, with compensation being
increased for these individuals as follows:
Dr. Charles Greenhaw to $41,120
Ms. Juanita Karr to $36,103
(10) Approved the following UNR Estimative Budgets:
Scarlett Bequest - P. R. & Development
Transfer from Other Funds $ 99,355
Professional Salaries $ 26,390
Classified Salaries 13,690
Total Expenditures $ 99,355
Friends of the Medical School
Opening Cash Balance $ 15,560
Total Revenue $ 35,560
Professional Salaries $ 5,278
Classified Salaries 6,106
Out-of-State Travel 1,000
Ending Fund Balance 3,218
Total Expenditures $ 35,560
Howard Gift - Resident Stipends
Opening Cash Balance $ 46,072
Gift Income 91,000
Total Revenue $137,072
Resident Salaries $129,548
Total Expenditures $137,072
Information Services (News Bureau)
Subsidy from Other Funds $ 23,956
Professional Salaries $ 20,425
Total Expenditures $ 23,956
Research Advisory Board
Opening Cash Balance $120,000
Subsidy from Other Funds 17,500
Indirect Cost Recovery 130,000
Total Revenue $267,500
Professional Salaries $ 21,434
Classified Salaries 3,457
Out-of-State Travel 24,500
Ending Fund Balance 27,208
Total Expenditures $267,500
Research Stimulation Fund
Opening Cash Balance $ 13,000
Indirect Cost Recovery 90,000
Total Revenue $103,000
Professional Salaries $ 30,620
Classified Salaries 6,479
Graduate Fellow Salaries 20,000
Out-of-State Travel 20,000
Total Expenditures $103,000
Opening Cash Balance $ 2,056
Investment Income 30,000
Transfer from Other Funds 18,424
Total Revenue $ 50,480
Professional Salaries $ 35,563
Classified Salaries 4,557
Out-of-State Travel 1,200
Total Expenditures $ 50,480
International Faculty Exchange Program
Opening Cash Balance $ 6,950
Transfer from Other Funds 34,488
Total Revenue $ 41,438
Professional Salaries $ 20,759
Classified Salaries 3,000
Out-of-State Travel 13,080
Total Expenditures $ 41,438
(11) Approved the UNR Parking and Traffic Regulations as
amended and approved by General Counsel, and contained
in Ref. C-11, filed in Regents Office, with changes on
Page 7, Section 7. Section 2.(c)b. in replacing "fine"
with "fee" and deleting in (d)c. the words "or fines".
(12) Approved a loan of $15,000 from Capital Improvement
Project Funds to the ASTM at Truckee Meadows Community
College. The no-interest loan would be used to in-
stall a fitness course on the TMCC Campus which would
be reimbursed at a rate of $3000 per semester until
the loan is fully paid.
(13) Approved the following for appointment to CCCC's Ad-
Mrs. Selma Bartlett, Henderson
Father Ceasar Caviglia, Henderson
Rev. Willie Davis, Las Vegas
Mrs. Ellen Frehner, North Las Vegas
Mr. Fred Gibson, Henderson
Mr. Robert Gore, Las Vegas
Dr. Kenney Guinn, Las Vegas
Col. Oscar Heinlein, Boulder City
Mr. J. David Hoggard, Sr., Las Vegas
Mrs. Laura Belle Kelch, Las Vegas
Mr. Irwin Kishner, Las Vegas
Mr. Lem Lewis, Las Vegas
Mr. Fred Ramirez, Las Vegas
Mayor Jim Seastrand, North Las Vegas
Mr. Dave Vlaming, Las Vegas
Dr. Robert Wentz, Las Vegas
(14) Approved the following changes to the Handbook, Title
4, Chapter 10, Section 3, Statement of Investment
Objectives and Policies:
3.2(c) For the total pool, the investment objective
should be achieved within acceptable risk
levels, while avoiding large short-term de-
clines in the pool's market value. Further,
current income (interest, dividends, rents,
etc.), normal portfolio turnover, and cash
equivalent reserves should be sufficient to
avoid the necessity of liquidating large in-
vestment positions at unfavorable times in
order to provide cash for current purposes.
However, the pool is prepared to spend modest
amounts of realized capital gains to make up
for income shortfalls that may occasionally
occur. Spending based on unrealized capital
gains will not be permitted.
3.2(d) The investment pool will be administered in
accordance with the Uniform Management of In-
stitutional Funds Act (1972), except as may
be otherwise provided in this Section 3 or by
3.3.(g) The pool shall not purchase securities on
margin, sell short, trade commodity futures,
or purchase put, call or other option con-
tracts except as specifically permitted by the
Investment Committee or by the guidelines for
individual managers. The pool may write
Policies Regarding Equity Investments - Common Stocks
(g) Foreign securites are appropriate, particu-
larly as a form of diversification. Any ag-
gregate commitments in excess of 10% of the
total equity portfolio at market value must be
reviewed with the Investment Committee prior
to implementation. Investments in foreign
securities will be made exclusively through
the Common Fund, an organization created sole-
ly to serve educational institutions, except
as specifically permitted by the Investment
Committee or the guidelines for individual
(15) Approved the following Regents Calendar for 1985:
Board Meeting Place
January 10-11 Las Vegas
February 21-22 Reno
April 11-12 Carson City
May 16-17 Reno
June 27-28 Las Vegas
September 5-6 Reno
October 17-18 Las Vegas
December 5-6 Reno
January 16-17 Las Vegas
Ms. Del Papa moved for 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. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
2. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Robert Bersi reported on the following events
of concern to the System:
A. Chancellor Bersi reported on his recent trip to New York
and the Northeast to meet with a number of Chief Execu-
tive Officers of northeastern corporations.
(1) Fairfield Processing Corporation, although head-
quartered in the East, has all of its western
U. S. warehousing in Nevada. Having never visited
Nevada, the President has scheduled a visit during
the Fall. Fairfield Processing Corporation pro-
duces polyfill and geo-textiles.
(2) The President of Xanaro Corporation of Toronto,
Canada, will also be visiting Nevada. This corpo-
ration produces business software applications.
Representatives have met with Mr. Bob Lewis of
Economic Development of Western Nevada and will
be in Las Vegas during the computer convention,
at which time they will visit the UNLV Campus.
(3) In San Francisco, Dr. Bersi met with Mr. Tang
Shubei, the new Consul General of the People's
Republic of China, who informed Dr. Bersi of
China's new trade posture with East Asia and the
Pacific Basin. Consul General Shubei expressed
a desire to pay a first visit to Nevada, which was
arranged by the Chancellor's Office. Vice Chan-
cellor Fox performed a tremendous diplomatic job
in escorting the Consul General where they met with
Governor Bryan, Lt. Governor Cashell, Secretary of
State Swackhamer, and other Nevada officials. At
the conclusion of his trip, Consul General Shubei
expressed a genuine and specific interest in Nevada
expertise and knowledge in such areas as mining,
hotel and tourism, agriculture, such as seed and
Dr. Bersi expressed a need for Nevada to promote part-
nerships in higher education, government and business,
to secure the future of Nevada. Across the nation,
several Universities are entering into these partner-
ships. The Joint Task Force, formed by the Economic
Development Commission and the Board of Regents, is
developing these interests for the State of Nevada.
B. Dr. Bersi reported that UNS has also been involved in
developing partnerships with several businesses. Xebec
has donated $1 million for the use in UNR's robotics
articifial intelligence and advanced projection tech-
nology program and a $2 million net gift to University
faculty and student involvement in the Computer Aided
Design Center located at UNR.
C. Burroughs Corporation has pledged $1 million for aca-
demic computing. UNS Campuses and faculty have begun
to utilize this opportunity.
(1) UNR Biology Department is using a Burroughs B20
computer to develop a biological specimens data-
base, tutorials, self-teaching programs, laboratory
and experimental simulations, and statistical data
(2) UNR Business Department is using a Burroughs B20
for advanced business and computer information
systems courses, and the development of compre-
hensive software for the hospitality industry, in
cooperation with the UNLV College of Hotel Adminis-
(3) UNLV Hotel Administration is embarking on a project
to develop hospitality industry software.
(4) UNLV Mathematics Department is using the B20 for
database management education with primary utiliza-
tion of DATA MANAGER.
(5) TMCC is using a B20 to plan and develop textbooks
for beginning and advanced Basic programming
(6) The University of Nevada School of Medicine, De-
partment of Internal Medicine, is using a Bur-
roughs computer to aid in their research in thyroid
cancer, thyroid function studies, particularly in
elderly subjects, and in diabetics. Results of
this research have already been accepted for publi-
cation. During the coming year, the School of
Medicine will collaborate with Ohio State Univer-
sity School of Medicine.
The Department of Family and Community Medicine is
utilizing the Burroughs B20 micro computer system
to support a phased growth from basic departmental
management to a Statewide medical data collection,
management and research system.
Gifts from corporations for academic use continues: The
Harris Corporation's gift of a H800 computer, which is
approximately a $600,000 gift, is being utilized; Con-
trol Data - Cyber 172 and PP1134 System, estimated at
$1.2 million; and Digital Equipment Corporation has do-
nated $80,000 in equipment.
The list of corporate gifts received by UNS approaches
$6 million. It is worth noting that the University of
California backed their efforts up with a development/
fund-raising staff twice the size of the entire Central
Administration of the University of Nevada System.
Building bridges to technically sophisticated research-
oriented corporations has helped put UNS squarely in the
computer mainstream for a fraction of the real cost,
which has been a high priority of the Board of Regents
and the Chancellor.
D. Chancellor Bersi presented to the Board a project which
has been nearly a year in the making. When the American
people received an open letter from the National Commis-
sion on Excellence in Education in April, 1983, warning
that we are "A National at Risk", UNS developed a proj-
ect which will bring national attention to Nevada's
leadership role in addressing teacher preparation con-
cerns outlined in that document.
UNS will serve as National Chairman of a consortium,
"Reducing the Risk", with Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs, Warren Fox, as the National Chairman. He has
worked closely with the Burrough's University-sponsored
Research Center in Detroit.
Dr. Frank Meyers, Dean of the UNR College of Education,
has been appointed as Principal Investigator of this
national project. Member Universities include UNR, the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wayne State
University in Detroit, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania
and a SUNY Campus soon to be designated.
Burroughs Corporation is serving as a full partner in
"Reducing the Risk", providing more than $1 million
worth of micro-computer systems and training support.
This gift is in addition and unrelated to the 1983 $1
million Burroughs gift to UNS for academic computing.
B20 micro-computer systems will be used to develop soft-
ware designed to improve teaching curriculum. Colleges
of Education and Arts & Science will join forces at each
University to improve the quality of instruction and
mastery of basic disciplines.
Dr. Bersi introduced, and expressed the outstanding co-
operation and enthusiams of, Dean Meyers and Dr. George
R. Mc Meen, Director of the Learning Resources Center at
UNR, and Dr. Paul Hollingsworth, Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Curriculum and Instruction and Professor and Di-
rector of the Reading Center at UNR, who have provided
He then introduced Burroughs representatives Dr. Signey
Atkins, Manager of the University-sponsored Research
Office; Mr. John Bucholz, Director of Regional Office
in Sacramento; Mr. Chuck Owens, Reno Branch Manager;
and Mr. Stuart Alderman, Reno Branch. Dr. Atkins ex-
plained the purpose of the consortium "Reducing the
Risk" and the Burroughs education program being es-
tablished at UNS and then read a telegram from Daggie
Lacis, Burroughs Vice President for Education, as
Congratulations on the inauguration of Burroughs
University of Nevada Joint Research Project. At
a time when our nation's economic future is chal-
lenged by pressures from increasingly sophisticated
foreign competition, there exists no more important
area of investigation than that directed at improv-
ing the qualifcation of School and University facul-
ty in the educational applications of new informa-
tion technologies. New developments in science and
technology are producing change at an exponential
rate. America's preeminent role as a leader of the
free world will be maintained only through the ef-
forts of skilled faculty and preparing young men and
women for careers in science, business, government
and education. At Burroughs, we believe the best
way to promote making the education process more ef-
fective through computer technology is by establish-
ing joint partnerships with selected Universities.
We believe combining our efforts towards achieving
well-defined and meaningful goals will result in a
higher quality, more useful product than if we each
proceeded independently. Burroughs is pleased to
have the University of Nevada included among the
first institutions to participate in the sponsor-
research program. We commend you for addressing an
area of such strategic importance to the nation and
we wish you every success as your work progresses.
Dr. Atkins presented to Dean Meyers and the College of
Education a check for $265,000, with the Dean expressing
appreciation and gratitude to Burroughs Corporation for
the assistance they have given UNS and for the generous
Vice Chairman Gallagher thanked the Burroughs Corpora-
tion for their excellent cooperation and expressed a
desire for a continued close working relationship.
She commended Dr. Bersi and his excellent staff, for
their work in representing UNS to corporate America
relating that the time spent will pay handsomely for
UNS in the future, referring to the critical funding
situation and the need for additional cooperative
Vice Chairman Gallagher introduced Dr. Robert Maxson, UNLV Presi-
dent, and welcomed Mrs. Carolyn Sparks, candidate for Regent,
District 2B in Las Vegas.
3. Approved Amendments to Regents Bylaws
In June, 1984 Regent Del Papa, Chair, ad hoc Committee on
Regents Bylaws, submitted certain proposed amendments to the
Regents Bylaws, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents
Office, and which have been circulated in accordance with
Article VIII of the Bylaws.
General Counsel Klasic, at the request of Mr. Mc Bride, sug-
gested changing the name of the Finance Committee to the
Budget and Finance Committee.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Regents Bylaws with the
change of the Committee name. Mr. Karamanos seconded.
Mr. Klaich expressed special thanks to Ms. Del Papa, Mrs.
Kenney and Mrs. Sheerin for their efforts on this project.
4. Approved the 1985-87 UNS Biennial Budget Request
Vice Chairman Gallagher expressed her concerns regarding the
budget, stating that as Regents and Officers of UNS it is
incumbent to identify in the budget exactly what is neces-
sary in a dollar sense for excellence. She stated that this
budget is telling the taxpayers, Legislators, Governor, and
all those who will be working on the funding, that this
states UNS needs to meet the demands placed on the System.
Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the request, stating there
are two budgets for consideration and approval. One, the
Base Budget, which is an extension of the programs that are
currently being offered throughout the System, and the
second, a request for new funding for new programs and en-
hancements of existing programs and areas of critical needs
The Base Budget has been constructed in accordance with the
guidelines and directives established by the Board of Re-
gents and most recently modified at the last meeting. The
parameters and the critical needs are identified in the
budget, and filed in the Regents Office.
Overall, the two budgets call for $313.7 million in spending
authorization from the 1985 Legislature, which compares with
current spending authorization of $200.7 million. This
would be a 56.3% increase in new spending authority. The
Base Budget contains a request for $19.6 million in new
State funding over the next biennium to meet the Base Budget
requirements, and the Critical Needs Budget contains $90.8
million in new State funding to meet that portion of the
budget, totalling $110.4 million in new State funding for
the next biennium.
There are 97 new faculty positions being requested in the
Base Budget and there are 105 new faculty being requested
in the Critical Needs Budget. This totals 202 new faculty
positions over the next biennium.
Non-instructional personnel are those in classified and
non-instructional support positions. There are 71 non-
instructional positions in the Base Budget and 293 in the
Critical Needs Budget, totaling 364 non-instructional
positions being requested for the next biennium. A grand
total of 566 new positions for the next biennium are con-
tained in the UNS request.
Mr. Sparks then explained some of the key issues of the
budget. Under the Base Budget, the most important issue
is to re-establish the student/faculty funding ratios to
the level funded in the 1979-81 biennium, a 10% strengthen-
ing which is merely a return to the level that the Legisla-
ture was willing to support prior to the 1981 Session. In
addition, the support component for instructional positions
is also to return to what it was prior to the 1981 Legisla-
ture. 5% is allowed for inflationary cost-of-living in-
crease for each of the next 2 years. Graduate assistants,
wages for hourly employees, and letters of appointment will
be increased by 5% per year. There are special provisions
to handle budget errors which occurred in the last process,
divestiture of the telephone system, expected increases in
insurance costs, and other miscellaneous items.
In clarifying a possible misconception regarding annualized
net enrollments for the next biennium, he stated people
have come to the conclusion that UNS is projecting a de-
cline in enrollment throughout the System. Actually, what
is being projected is an 8% increase in enrollment from
last year's actual level; however, the budget is being re-
adjusted for the current fiscal year to adjust for an ac-
tual experience in enrollment at all Campuses.
For this fiscal year the Base Operating Budget totals
$102.1 million. For next year the total budget requested
is just under $110 million, which is a 7.5% increase over
the current year's Operating Budget. For the 2nd year of
the biennium, UNS is requesting a 2.9% increase over the
He discussed some of the significant budget changes which
have been projected for the next biennium. First, the
System Controller's Office contains funding of just over
$2 million for 77 positions throughout the System to pro-
vide Controller's activities. A decentralization of the
Controller's Office back to the Campuses and programs where
the activities are occurring has taken place, which means
that the Central Controller's appropriation will be abol-
ished and that these people will be budgeted for, and al-
located to, the various Campuses and programs within the
System. It will affect Business Centers North and South,
also these budgets show a significant growth next year;
however, it is merely allocating the payroll functions from
the System Controller's budget to their budgets.
The second consideration in this budget is the System Com-
puting Center Budget, which shows a significant increase of
56.3% and a growth of $1.3 million. $1.1 million of that
is not new money, but a reallocation of existing money for
existing services and staff. For example, the Critical
Needs Budget that the Computing Center received at the last
Session will now be rolled into the Computer Center Budget.
There is also this year, and was last year, a $700,000 re-
charge to the Campuses for academic computing. It is being
proposed that the $700,000 be appropriated directly to the
Computing Center, rather than moving it through the Campus-
es into the Computer Center.
The Radiological Safety Board has a similar concept. Al-
though a small budget, it shows 146.9% increase, but in all
reality it is not an increase. It is changing an assess-
ment that is currently made to DRI, the Medical School and
TMCC to directly appropriate to the Radiological Safety
Board. This board is currently receiving these monies
through assessments to those Campuses and now will seek a
direct appropriation for that purpose.
At UNR and TMCC, if transfer is approved during this meet-
ing, there will be a transfer of the Engineering Technology
Program out of UNR into TMCC. That transfer accounts for
about 5.7 faculty out of UNR to TCC and it constitutes an
enrollment of about 100 FTE students. Therefore, TMCC's
budget is increased and UNR's is decreased accordingly.
The two athletic programs at UNR and UNLV are requesting
to be restored to the level that they were prior to the
1983 Legislative cut back, and that is an increase each
year in each of those programs of $150,000.
Mr. Sparks then explained where the revenue would be coming
from to support the Base Budget, comparied to where it is
currently budgeted, during this current biennium. Again,
the total budget goes up by 7.5%, and is funded by a 10.7%
increase in State monies. The reason that the State monies
increases greater than the total budget is because the
other revenues have been projected with a slight drop of
3.1%. This relates to an adjustment in the estimated in-
come to come from indirect cost recovery, which is federal
overhead funds, and capital investment money, which is in-
terest earned off of the investment of student fees and
general fund appropriation funding. Based on current ex-
perience, UNS is projecting that those revenue sources will
produce less than what had been projected back in 1983 for
this current year.
Mr. Sparks requested an adjustment which is not contained
in this budget. When the Chancellor's Office received
CCCC's student fee projection, it was assumed that they
had accounted for the refund procedure. Normally there is
a 50 cents per credit refund allowance. CCCC submitted a
gross projection, instead of a net projection.
Approval was requested to reduce CCCC's student fees for
the first year by $60,000 and replace it with State money
and $63,000 the second year to be replaced by State money.
Mr. Sparks explained the Summary of Allocation of Resources
by Budget Function, which is a display of the total Base
Budget being requested; and, the Summary of Allocation of
Resources by Expenditure Object, which is a break down by
salaries, wages, fringe benefits, operating and out-of-
state travel. In explaining the Summary of FTE Positions,
he pointed out that there is an increase in the Base Budget
of 127.35 total positions for next year and 41.26 for the
Mr. Sparks discussed some corrections within the Critical
Needs Budget. Business Center South was left out of Pri-
ority 2-B, which is a request to catch up for support
service areas in which the Legislature has been unable to
fund new positions during the last four years.
Approval was requested to include Business Center South
under Priority 2-B for support service, which amounts to
4 positions over the biennium at a total cost of $77,000
the first year and $81,000 the second year.
Approval was requested for UNLV Statewide, which also failed
to get into Priority 2-B, to restore two part-time positions
The strengthening and enhancement of University and Commu-
nity College programs are listed in priority order in the
Critical Needs Budget. These priorities were approved by
the Presidents Council and adopted by the Board of Regents
at their June, 1984 meeting.
Priority 1 requests that there be salary increases for pro-
fessional and classified employees, part-time professional
employees in the Community Colleges, graduate assistants
and letters of appointment. The total 1985-87 Base Budget
compensation request is $45,728,736 and the total 1985-87
Critical Needs compensation request is $3,122,624.
Priority 2 is broken down under two priorities for strength-
ening instructional and support programs. Priority 2-A pro-
vides for the strengthening of the engineering and engi-
neering-related programs in the Universities and vocational-
technical programs in the Community Colleges. For UNR, a
15:1 student/faculty ratio is employed for Physics, Chemis-
try, Engineering, Mathematics and 4 engineering-related pro-
grams in the School of Mines. For UNLV, the entire College
of Science, Mathematics and Engineering is included using a
15:1 student/faculty ratio.
For the Community Colleges, an 18:1 ratio is being requested
for technical and pre-engineering programs. At CCCC, pro-
grams such as computer science and data processing, elec-
tronics, drafting and graphic arts are included. Similar
programs are included at TMCC and at WNCC. NNCC is focus-
ing on rural needs by providing a pre-engineering curriculum
through the use of telecommunications.
In addition to the strengthening of the student/faculty
ratios in these programs, Campuses are requesting operating
and equipment funding, and wages and graduate assistants
where appropriate. Total biennial request is $13,842,230.
Priority 2-B contains funding for the addition of 84.96 sup-
port positions over the next biennium. With very few ex-
ceptions, new funding for new positions in UNS has been
limited to instruction programs for the last two bienniums.
This has left areas in academic support, student services,
instructional support and operating and maintenance of plant
understaffed. This priority is intended to provide for a
"catch up" in these areas and is limited to the highest pri-
ority needs identified by each Campus and Business Center.
Also included in this priority are the DRI research programs
in the Energy Systems Center and Atmospheric Science Center
and the Residency Program in the School of Medicine. The
total request is $5,459,971.
Priority 3 contains funding for development, equipping and
operating of the Management Information System. Included
in this priority is the administration of the project, the
needs of the Computing Center and operations of the various
It should be understood that this priority is subject to re-
vision as the development schedule becomes more clear and
actual deadlines for the various phases can be established.
This funding request should be viewed as the maximum needs
over the next two year period.
49 new positions would be created under this proposal; how-
ever, only 32 would be permanent. A "One-Shot" funding re-
quest amounting to $3,893,800 will be made to provide for
the Computing Center equipment and for facilities remodel-
ing, at both Reno and Las Vegas. The total 1985-87 MIS
request is $7,568,700.
Priority 4 contains the funding requested to replace obso-
lete equipment and provide for new equipment needs in pro-
grams not covered by priority 2-B. The majority of this
request deals with instructional and academic support func-
tions. Particular emphasis is placed on library equipment
needs in the Universities and the Occupational and Health
programs in the Community Colleges. A "One-Shot" general
fund appropriation will be requested for this priority.
The total equipment request is $3,485,600.
Priority 5 contains the requests for enhancement of the non-
instructional functions within UNS. These requests range
from the need to increase library acquisitions and services
to increases needed in operating and maintaining Campus
facilities. Also included is partial funding for grants-in-
aid for the athletic programs at UNR and UNLV and counseling
and guidance programs in the Community Colleges. The total
support service enhancement is 128.52 FTE at $8,354,968.
Priority 6 contains the funding request for enhancement of
existing or adoption of new instruction programs not includ-
ed under priority 2-B. The net enhancement request is 19.50
FTE at $1,140,886.
Mr. Karamanos moved for approval of the 1985-87 UNS Biennial
Budget Request as corrected and for submission to the Gov-
ernor of the State of Nevada in compliance with NRS 353.210.
Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
5. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Mrs. Kenney, the Board
moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of dis-
cussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional
competence or physical or mental health of a person in ac-
cordance with NRS 241.030.
Vice Chairman Gallagher reconvened the Board in public session at
1:35 P.M. All Regents present with the exception of Mr. Mc Bride
and Mr. Karamanos.
6. Approved the Resolution Concerning Commission on Post-
The Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, responsi-
ble under Nevada Revised Statutes for the licensing of
private degree-granting schools offering postsecondary
education in the State, will be seeking legislation in
the 1985 Legislature to strengthen the NRS standards for
licensing of such schools. Their request for assistance
in support of this effort from the Board of Regents result-
ed in approval of the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Educa-
tion is responsible under the Nevada Revised Statutes
for licensing private degree-granting schools offering
postsecondary education in the States; and
WHEREAS, the Commission on Postsecondary Education has
expressed an interest in assuring evaluation and re-
view procedures with standards resulting in quality
WHEREAS, the Commission on Postsecondary Education in-
tends to seek appropriate legislation from the 1985
Session of the Nevada Legislature that calls for the
review and revision of standards for licensing private
postsecondary education; and
WHEREAS, the Nevada Board of Regents shares the concern
for quality postsecondary education and sound standards
for review, and will seek appropriate avenues to assist
in the review;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents
supports the Commission on Postsecondary Education in
seeking from the 1985 Session of the Nevada Legislature
appropriate legislation to review and revise such li-
Vice Chancellor Fox, serving as UNS liaison to the Commis-
sion, has reviewed the resolution and recommended approval.
Ms. Kay Lee Nicholas, Vice Chairman of the Commission, and
Mr. John Griffin, Director, both stated the need for
strengthening licensing regulations and evaluations of
degree-granting insitutions, and stated that it would be
extremely helpful to have the Board of Regents support.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Resolution concerning the
Commission on Postsecondary Education. Mrs. Whitley second-
ed. Motion carried.
7. Approved the Amendments to the UNS Code
In June, 1984 Regent Gallagher, Chair of the Regents Liaison
Committee, submitted certain proposed amendments to the UNS
Code. These proposed amendments, as contained in Ref. H-1,
filed with the permanent minutes, have been circulated in
accordance with Section 1.3.3 of the Code. Written comments
which have been received from the Officers and Senate are
contained in Ref. H-2, filed in the Regents Office.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the amendments to the UNS
Code. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
8. Approved the Institutional Bylaws, UNLV
On April 18, 1984 the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
through then President Leonard Goodall, submitted recommend-
ed amendments to the UNLV Bylaws for the Board of Regents'
approval, together with a list of proposed Bylaw provisions
which UNLV recommended not be approved for adoption but be
held in "reserve".
On August 30, 1984 the Liaison Committee met with President
Robert C. Maxson, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Unrue, UNLV Academic Faculty Senate Chair Myrlene La
Mancusa and Professional Staff Council Chair Nancy Forni to
discuss these recommendations.
The Regents' Institutional Bylaws Liaison Committee recom-
1. That the April 18, 1984 recommendations of the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, concerning the
proposed UNLV Bylaws, be approved with the follow-
a. The provisions of proposed Ch. I, Subsections
4.3.3, 4.6.3, 4.11.1, 4.11.3; Ch. II, Subsec-
sections 7.1, 7.2; Ch. III, Subsections 7.1,
9.1, 12.2, 18.8.2, paragraphs A, C, D and F,
18.8.6, 18.8.7 and 18.16 be added to the
"reserve" list and not be approved for adop-
tion at this time,
b. The introductory sentence contained in Ch. III,
Subsection 18.6 be taken off the "reserve" list
and be approved for adoption, and
c. The references in Ch. III, Subsections 17.1 and
17.2 to "Ch. III, Section 11" be changed to read
"Ch. III, Section 15".
2. That General Counsel be authorized to make nonsub-
stantive editing changes in the proposed Bylaws for
the purpose of renumbering misnumbered sections and
adding captions to uncaptioned provisions.
The Liaison Committee also recommended that the President
and faculty of UNLV work together with General Counsel on
the provisions contained in the "reserve" list for the
purpose of bringing additional Bylaw provisions acceptable
to the Regents, the President and the faculty to the Board
The Liaison Committee also reminded the Presidents that it
is their responsibility to ensure that College, School,
Department, Division, Center or other internal administra-
tive Bylaws are in conformity with the UNS Code and the
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the UNLV Institutional Bylaws
with the exception of the "reserved" portions, as recommend-
ed by the Regents' Institutional Bylaws Liaison Committee.
Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved the Appointment of the Vice President of Academic
Approved the appointment of Dr. John Unrue to the position
of Vice President for Academic Affairs at UNLV at a salary
of $58,235, effective September 1, 1984.
Dr. Unrue, who has served as Acting Vice President for
Academic Affairs for the past several months, was a candi-
date for the position and was also recommended by the Search
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the appointment of Dr. John
Unrue to the position of Vice Preisdent for Academic Affairs
at UNLV at a salary of $58,235, effective September 1, 1984.
Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
10. Approved the Appointment of Vice President for Development
and University Relations, UNLV
Approved the appointment of Mr. Lyle Rivera to the position
of Vice President for Development and University Relations.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Lyle
Rivera to the position of Vice President for Development
and University Relations at UNLV. Mrs. Fong seconded.
11. Approved the Appointment of Dean, College of Education, UNLV
Approved the appointment of Dr. Dale Anderson to the posi-
tion of Dean, College of Education, UNLV, at a salary of
$53,000, effective July 1, 1984.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Dale
Anderson to the position of Dean, College of Education at
UNLV, at a salary of $53,000, effective July 1, 1984. Mrs.
Fong seconded. Motion carried.
12. Approved the Appointment of Dean of College Services, WNCC
Approved the appointment of Mr. Bill H. Davies for the
position of Dean of College Services at WNCC, at a salary
of $39,389, effective August 13, 1984.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Bill
H. Davies for the position of Dean of College Services at
WNCC, at a salary of $39,389, effective August 13, 1984.
Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
13. Approved the Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNLV
Approved the promotion to Emeritus Status for Mrs. Pat
Fellman as Emeritus Administrator, effective August 3,
1984. Mrs. Fellman has retired after 26 continuous years
of service at UNLV. Her first position was as Secretary
to Dr. William D. Carlson, Dean and Chief Administrative
Officer. Since that time she has served in various capaci-
ties with UNLV and most recently as Administrative Assistant
to Vice President for Business Affairs, Mr. Herman Westfall.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus Status
for Mrs. Pat Fellman as Emeritus Administrator, effective
August 3, 1984. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved the Architects, UNLV
Approved the following architectural firms for the proposed
College of Engineering building, UNLV:
George Tate & Associates of Las Vegas
Dubrusky, Kittrell, Garlock Architects of Las Vegas
It was explained to Mr. Klaich after he posed a question
regarding the funding of the building, that the State Public
Works Board would only sign the contracts with the archi-
tectural firms when monies have been secured for the proj-
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the architectural firms for
the proposed College of Engineering building at UNLV. Mrs.
Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
15. Approved the Addition to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,
A proposal for the granting of administrative leave for
full-time Administrators was submitted from the UNR Campus
and forwarded to the Presidents' Council for consideration.
The Presidents requested approval for an addition to the
Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, new section, Administrative
Leave, wherein full-time Administrators at a System insti-
tution may be eligible for a period of administrative leave,
not to exceed 3 calendar months, as approved by the Presi-
dent and the Chancellor. The purpose of such leave would
be to enhance needed knowledge and managerial skills rele-
vant to one's current assignment.
Complete text of the proposal is contained in Ref. D, filed
with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Kenney requested that the full-time Administrator who
takes administrative leave report back to the Board in re-
gard to his leave.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Administrative Policy
which will include reporting back to the Board. Ms. Del
Papa seconded. Motion carried.
16. Announced the Appointment of Regent Committees
Vice Chairman Gallagher announced the following Regent Com-
Academic Affairs Committee
Jo Ann Sheerin, Chair
Frankie Sue Del Papa
Budget and Finance Committee
Daniel J. Klaich, Chair
Frankie Sue Del Papa
17. Approved the Student Admission Standards
Throughout the last academic year, the Joint Council on
College Preparation has considered several proposals con-
cerning admission requirements to the Universities. Pre-
liminary recommendations were made to the Board of Regnets
on April 5-6, 1984. At that time, the Academic Affairs
Council was charged with the task of reviewing admission
standards and making recommendations to the Board. Vice
Chancellor Fox presented the Council's recommendations to
Mrs. Sheerin reported on the Academic Affairs Council stand-
ards and requirements and requested approval of the follow-
High School Course(s) Units
English (emphasis on composition, 4
rhetoric and American English,
and world literatures)
Mathematics (including Geometry & Algebra) 3
Social Science/Studies 3
Natural Science (lab or simulation) 3
Computing Literacy 0.5
There were some concerns regarding how these standards
would work with core curricula; if there would be a shift
in the mission of the Community Colleges; whether there
would be a problem with vocational teachers; articulation
when deficiencies are made up on the Community Colleges,
which are to be addressed by the newly formed Academic
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the admission requirements
and referred the subject to the Academic Affairs Committee,
with input from the Academic Affairs Council and the Council
of Presidents, to review a) time table; b) procedures; and
c) framework for implementation. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
18. Discussion of Regents' Policies Concerning Occupational
Regent Joan Kenney, Co-Chair of the Joint Council on Voca-
tional Education, proposed that the Regents adopt policies
pertaining to vocational and occupational education, and
teacher training in education in the College of Education
at UNR and UNLV. Further implementation will be discussed
by the newly formed Academic Affairs Committee.
President Eardley introduced ASTM President Reginald Greer.
19. Approved the Transfer of Two Associate Degree Programs from
UNR to TMCC
Approved the transfer of two associate degree programs in
Engineering Technologies, Electronics Engineering and Archi-
tectural Design, from UNR to TMCC, effective Fall, 1985.
The conditions of transfer are contained in Ref. E, filed
in the Regents Office.
Two faculty members who will be transferring from UNR to
TMCC with the programs are currently tenured at UNR. In
accordance with the UNS Code, Subsection 3.4.7(c)(2), these
two faculty will transfer that tenure to TMCC at the same
The transfer of the Electronics Engineering and Architectur-
al Design programs from UNR to TMCC will strengthen the cur-
rently existing programs at TMCC. In addition, UNR's Com-
prehensive Program Review recommended review of these
degrees with reference to offering them within the context
of a Community College network. At the completion of the
transfer of these two degrees, all associate degrees of-
fered at UNR will have been deleted.
Courses will be integrated with existing course numbers and
titles utilized at TMCC to insure no confusion with gradua-
tion requirements. Initially, these programs will not be
accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology. Consideration will be given to this when trans-
fer is completed. The programs will continue to be accred-
ited by the North West Association of Schools and Colleges.
Budget allocations for personnel and operating of these
programs will be transferred into TMCC's base budget. Deans
Pat Miltenberger (TMCC) and Peter Krenkle (UNR) both ex-
pressed their support in this transfer.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the transfer of two associate
degree programs from UNR to TMCC. Mrs. Fong seconded.
20. Report on Internal Audits
Director of Internal Audit Sandi Cardinal reported on in-
ternal audits completed for the quarter, April through June,
1984 (see Ref. F, filed with the permanent minutes).
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Audit of Admissions and
Records - Spring, 1983
University of Nevada System Audit of Operating Capital
President Maxson stated that policies for UNLV admissions
will be reported at the October meeting.
Mr. Klaich requested a follow-up on the audit reports to be
placed on the next agenda.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Internal Audit Report.
Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
Deputy Chancellor Mark Dawson requested that the title
"System Controller" be changed to "Deputy Treasurer".
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the title change. Ms. Del
Papa seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klaich stated that a subcommittee, consisting of the
previous Investment Committee, will act as an oversight
regarding the investments.
Mrs. Cardinal informed the Board of the following audits
which are now being performed:
South Thomas and Mack Center, UNLV
Athletic Development, UNLV
Financial Aid, UNLV
Cashier's Office, CCCC
Inventory Assistance for Kafoury, Armstrong & Co
North Lawlor Events Center
Budget Process, UNR
Financial Aid, UNR and TMCC
Endowments for Business Center North
Inventory Assistance for Kafoury, Armstrong & Co
21. Approved the Lease Purchase, NNCC
Authorized NNCC to enter into a lease purchase agreement
with Gardner Engineering, Inc., Reno, Nevada, for a utility
shared program. This program, when implemented is estimated
to save NNCC $20,000 per year at today's utility rates.
Gardner Engineering and NNCC would share the savings as
Year NNCC GEI
1 5% 95%
2 10% 90%
3 15% 85%
4 20% 80%
5 25% 75%
6 100% 0%
The cash outlay for NNCC is nothing, the cost will be paid
for from utility savings, but at the conclusion of the 5
year period NNCC will purchase the equipment for $18,000.
Further, President Berg requested the Board of Regents
waive the bidding policy based on the following reasons:
1. The cost of preparing audit, engineering designs, and
bidding documents are estimated at 1/3 of the total
project costs which would be added to construction
costs absorbed by NNCC. This service has been provid-
ed by Gardner Engineering at no cost to the Community
2. Proposals from two energy companies were reviewed by
NNCC and the proposal with the best economics for the
College was selected.
3. There is no owner responsibility or expense for co-
ordination of the engineering, bidding, construction,
monitoring or financing. There is sole-source responsi-
bility. (The Mayo Clinic, turn-key approach)
4. Due to the nature of the Energy Retrofit Financing/
Shared Savings Concept, the project's economic success
is guaranteed and the owner is fully protected, provid-
ing the advantages of competitive bidding and eliminat-
ing the disadvantages.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the lease purchase at NNCC.
Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Mrs. Fong voted no. Motion carried.
22. Approved the Early Payoff of Bond Issues
The Federal Government is accepting applications for early
payoff on dormitory and dining commons bond issues. If ap-
proved by the Federal Government, a large discount on the
principal payment would be granted. For example, UNR pres-
ently has two outstanding dormitory and dining revenue bond
issues and UNLV has two:
UNR Nye Hall
Principal amount outstanding $1,690,000
Net amount due 473,000
Dormitory and Dining Commons
Principal amount outstanding $1,022,000
Net amount due 385,000
UNLV Dormitory and Dining Commons
Principal amount outstanding $ 913,000
Net amount due 355,000
Both UNR and UNLV are making application to the Federal Gov-
ernment for early payoff of the loans as cited in the above
Authorization was requested for negotiating loans for the
net amount due, should the Federal Government approve these
applications. The net amount due must be paid to the Fed-
eral Government by October 1, 1984. A report will be made
to the Board at its October, 17-18, 1984 meeting, as to any
loans authorized by this action.
This action would cause a much earlier payoff of the bonds,
for example, the issue outstanding on Nye Hall will be paid
off in 16 years. This could be paid off in 5 or 6 years
with no increase in rental fees charged to students.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to apply for early payoff on
dormitory and dining commons bond issues and authorized
negotiations on loans for the net amount due, should the
Federal Government approve these applications. Mrs. Whitley
seconded. Motion carried.
23. Discussion of Special Awards, UNR
President Crowley presented a proposal providing for special
awards to be given by UNR to members of the community giving
outstanding service to the University.
A Silver Award will be presented to national and interna-
tional persons who donate themselves to the betterment of
the University of Nevada, Reno, and a President's Award
will be presented to long-standing community representa-
Ms. Del Papa encouraged the Council of Presidents to address
this issue for their own Campuses.
President Crowley announced that a Silver Award will be
given to Ms. Patty Sheehan for her donation to Women's
Athletics Program through her benefit golf exhibition with
proceeds going to the Wolf Pack Women BoostHER Club.
24. Approved the Definition of Professional Staff
Two years ago the Board of Regents, in response to proposed
legislation, developed a definition of the professional
staff in order to set up standards for determining which
University employees should be in the University's profes-
sional staff or in the State's classified service. Two
years' experience with the definition has shown problems in
implementation. It became apparent to the Administrators
who had to implement this definition that a more tightly
structured definition was necessary.
Accordingly, a System committee was established to prepare
a new definition for the professional staff. After some
months of work, the System committee has developed the
definition which was unanimously approved by the committee,
as contained in Ref. G, filed with the permanent minutes.
The Council of Presidents has also reviewed the proposed
definition and indicated no objections.
Mr. Klaich posed a question regarding the counselor status.
General Counsel stated that the counselor status is de-
fined in Section 2, Paragraph 1, Subsection 1(b)(2) of
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the definition of Professional
Staff. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
25. Approved the Facilities for Radiological Material
UNS has tried unsuccessfully, for several years to secure
State funding to construct facilities in southern and north-
ern Nevada for the safe storage of radiological materials.
Request was made for the authorization for Campuses to use
Capital Improvement Fee funds for such facilities in the
amounts listed below. The facilities will be housed on the
UNR and UNLV Campuses. The amounts designated have been
determined on past usage of such storage facilities.
Medical School 11,000
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the facilities for radio-
logical material with the exception that UNS has exhausted
all remedies. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
26. Approved the Expansion of Scope of Radiological Safety Board
Approved to expand the scope of the Radiological Safety
Board to include toxic waste disposal problems. In order
for this to be effective, it is deemed necessary to add 3
members to the Board - one each from UNR, UNLV and DRI - and
to change the name to the Radiological and Toxicological
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the expansion of scope of the
Radiological Safety Board and to change the name to the
Radiological and Toxicological Safety Board. Ms. Del Papa
seconded. Motion carried.
27. Approved the Clinic Facility, School of Medicine
Mr. Claude I Howard requested permission to construct a
clinic building of 12,000 to 15,000 gross square feet to
cost less than $650,000 on a site located on the UNR Campus
west of the Nevada State Health Laboratory and on the access
road to the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Mr.
Howard will construct building using funds in a School of
Medicine Phase V Building Gifts (account #4-5-360-5450-020)
which have accumulated from previous gifts made by Mr.
Howard to the School of Medicine. It is Mr. Howard's intent
to give the building in its completed form to the University
of Nevada School of Medicine.
To enhance the educational programs of the School, the
building will be used by the School of Medicine as a clin-
ical facility to see and treat patients. Funds generated
from patient care will be used to pay the operating costs
of the building.
General Counsel advised that under NRS 341.150(1) and (2),
the State Public Works Board is required to furnish engi-
neering and architectural services for the construction of
any building on State property, including specifically, the
University of Nevada. Counsel recommended that this item
be approved subject to the condition that Mr. Howard obtain
the required State Public Works Board services before sub-
mitting his plans to the Board of Regents for approval.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Clinic Facility for the
School of Medicine subject to General Counsel's caveat.
Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klaich requested the Chancellor's Office to convey to
Mr. Howard the Board's gratitude.
28. Approved the Medicaid Clinic, School of Medicine
The Oversight Committee (members Assemblyman Bremner, Chair;
Assemblyman Sedway; Senators Neal and Raggio; Dr. Robert
Clark of Clark County; and Dr. Harry Hendriks of Washoe
County), established to assist in the School of Medicine's
responsibilities for the State's Medicaid Program, has
recommended that a separate clinic be established to care
for program patients in Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada
Memorial Hospital has agreed to provide space for the pro-
gram. The Committee has recommended increased funding, to
provide adequate staff and operating dollars for the new
This proposal for increased funding will require considera-
tion by the State Board of Examiners and the Interim Finance
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MEDICAID PROGRAM
BUDGET FOR 8 MONTHS
Nov. 1, 1984 - June 30, 1985
Physician $ 50,000
Office Receptionist/Bookkeeper 12,000
Fringe Benefits 14,700
Total Personnel $126,700
Rent $ 15,000
Total Building $ 20,000
III. Equipment $ 7,000
IV. Supplies $ 5,000
V. Phone $ 2,000
VI. Billing System $ 700
This budget will provide a freestanding broad/general opera-
tion which can care for up to 20 patients a day, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Medicaid Clinic expansion
and the proposal for increased funding for the School of
Medicine. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
29. Legislative Workshop
Discussion was held regarding the following issues:
A. Report from Community College Presidents
President Calabro reported that there is a need for
strengthening the Community College Advisory Boards.
A policy statement will be presented to the Board at
the October meeting.
It was also stated that there needs to be a greater
focus on occupational education. Deputy Chancellor
Dawson suggested to the Board that during the October
meeting, the Board visit CCCC's facilities and meet
with staff and students in order to develop and under-
stand the mission of the Community Colleges with regard
to occupational education.
B. State Arboreta
President Crowley stated that this proposed legislation
would designate UNR and UNLV as the State Arboreta, en-
hancing the landscaping on both Campuses. There is a
very active group of individuals working for passage of
this legislation, and, if successful, will spearhead the
project. No State funding will be required.
C. A Legislative Strategies Workshop will be held on Octo-
ber 5 for Presidents and Faculty Senate Chairs.
D. Joint Committee with State Board of Education
Vice Chancellor Fox presented to the Board for accept-
ance a Joint Statement Concerning Public Education in
Nevada from the University of Nevada Board of Regents
and the State Board of Education, filed in the Regents
Mrs. Fong moved approval to accept the joint statement
and to refer the statement to the State Board of Educa-
tion. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
E. Group Insurance and Membership on State Insurance
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks indicated that this issue
will be presented to the State Budget Office and a bill
will be drafted for the University to be exempt from the
law; the System to obtain separate group insurance using
State appropriated funds; and that the System be offi-
cially represented on the State Insurance Commission.
F. Financial Support for Lawlor Events Center and Siverbowl
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks stated that legislation is
being drafted to request $325,000 to support Lawlor
Events Center and $750,000 to support the Silverbowl.
Mrs. Sheerin opposed supporting the Silverbowl, inasmuch
as the System is only leasing it from the City of Las
Vegas. Mrs. Kenney suggested that the subcommittee ap-
pointed to study the Silverbowl should further address
this issue and report back to the Regents. Mr. Sparks
assured the Board that legislation was only being draft-
ed and would not go forward without the approval of the
G. Regent Committee on Funding Formulas
Legislation is being drafted to provide for a study of
funding for higher education.
H. Ms. Del Papa requested a report regarding electing or
appointing members to the Board of Regents. Mr. Klaich
stated that the information is in the process of being
assembled and a report will be submitted to the Board
for discussion at a future date.
I. Tax Initiative (Question 12)
Mr. Klaich stated that the Board unanimously passed a
Resolution expressing its opposition to the Tax Initia-
tive. Since then, there has been a group formed called
"Shelve Twelve", which is very broadly based, and which
is being monitored by representatives within the System.
J. California's Diploma Mill Legislation
California has introduced legislation banning diploma
mills which will impact more than 100 in operation in
California and will probably have some spillover impact
on Nevada in that these operations would undoubtedly try
to locate in Nevada in order to draw on the California
population. The System should analyze this legislation
and consider something similar in conjunction with the
Postsecondary Education Commission to protect this State
and establish clear standards.
Ms. Del Papa suggested that this issue become a priority
of the Board and requested a report and recommendation
at the October meeting.
Dr. Maxson expressed his concerns for the State of
Nevada, in that the System should ensure to the citizens
of this State that they are not victims of fraud, that
they don't pay their money thinking that they will re-
ceive a degree and then find out that those degrees are
Vice Chairman Gallagher requested Deputy Chancellor
Dawson to further examine this legislation and to con-
tact a Legislator in this regard.
K. Early Retirement Program
Under direction of Vice President Dhingra at UNR they
have developed an early retirement program that does not
require legislation. The System Compensation Committee
will be studying this program. If it should be adopted
on a Systemwide basis, the Chancellor's Office will
notify the Legislature.
30. Emergency Item
Deputy Chancellor Dawson requested acceptance of an emergen-
cy item regarding a $172,000 judgement against the System,
which must be reconciled prior to the Regents' regularly
scheduled meeting in October.
Mrs. Del Papa moved approval to accept the emergency item.
Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson requested authorization to borrow
$172,000 from UNLV Capital Improvement Fee Fund, to be re-
paid at current interest rates, in order to pay for the
judgement held against UNLV.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of borrowing $172,000 from UNLV
Capital Improvement Fee Fund with repayment at current in-
terest rates. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
Ms. Del Papa brought to the attention of the Board members
that the budget allows only $1000 per year of the biennium
for litigation fees.
The meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board