08/30/1990

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 30-31, 1990








08-30-1990

Pages 14-46



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

August 30-31, 1990



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Pine Auditor-

ium, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Alan Balboni (CCCC),

Richard Brown (UNR), Don Carlson (WNCC), Isabelle Emerson (UNLV),

Steve Mizell (DRI), Acting Chairman Bill Baines (TMCC) and Acting

Chairman Richard Mc Carty (NNCC), and Student Association Offi-

cers.



Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 10:10

A.M., Thursday, August 30, 1990.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:



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

28-29, 1990 and the special meeting held July 30, 1990.



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

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



(3) Approved an Advisory Committee for the Small Business

Development Center at UNLV. The purpose of this com-

mittee is to provide advice and counsel to the Center

on matters affecting small business owners/managers,

to advise in the development of short- and long-range

plans for the Center, and to assist and promote com-

munication between the Southern Nevada small business

community and State, local and Federal governments and

other local and civic organizations. The following are

appointments to the Small Business Development Center

Advisory Board at UNLV:



Ted De Corte, Las Vegas Mary Mac Nabb, Las Vegas

Helen Myers, Las Vegas William Schulze, Las Vegas

Karen Galatz, Las Vegas Norm Schroeder, Las Vegas

Tom Gutherie, Las Vegas Gene Le Fave, Las Vegas

Kitty Boozer, Las Vegas Faye Patton, Las Vegas

Mike Tobler, Las Vegas Ed Joyce, Las Vegas

Lee Walker, Las Vegas Sidra Kain, Las Vegas

Paula Young, Las Vegas Norval Pohl, Las Vegas

Lee Plumlee, Las Vegas Marie Papile, Las Vegas

Jan Morrison, North Las Vegas



(4) Approved the following appointments to the UNLV Social

Work Advisory Board:



Continuing Members



Jim Dunton, Las Vegas

Vincent Fallon, Las Vegas

Jerry Griepentrog, Carson City

Donna Hall, Las Vegas

Barbara Hammargren, Las Vegas

John Mendoza, Las Vegas



New Members



Charlotte Crawford, Las Vegas

Jim Euler, Reno

Denell Hahn, Las Vegas

Sherman Hatcher, Jean

Bob Raney, Las Vegas

Mark Schofield, Las Vegas

Miriam Shearing, Las Vegas

Marsha Slotten, Henderson

James W. Tyree, Las Vegas

Garth Winkler, Las Vegas



(5) Approved the transfer of water rights from the Uni-

versity to the City of Reno/Sierra Pacific Power Com-

pany for work relating to the Engineering Lab Facility

and the Motor Pool Storage Facility on the north end

of the UNR Campus.



(6) At the May meeting of the Board of Regents, student

registration fees were increased. In order to con-

tinue grants-in-aid and fee waivers at the same level

as previously existed, it is necessary to amend Title

4, Chapter 18, Section 9 of the Board of Regents' Hand-

book by adding the general improvement fund fee to the

authorized fee waiver for Community Colleges only.



(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada 125th Anniver-

sary Commission (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: September 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991

Amount : $4690 - $3250 grant to UNLV plus $1440

match

Purpose : Women in Nevada History Project. UNLV

to produce two color posters of women

in Nevada history for distribution to

schools, Universities and Community

Colleges.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada 125th Anniver-

sary Commission (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: July 15, 1990 through June 15, 1991

Amount : $33,586 - $1,798 grant to UNR plus

$31,788 to match

Purpose : Nevada Garments of the 19th Century

Project. UNR to research Nevada his-

torical costumes in everyday life in

19th century and publish findings.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada 125th Anniver-

sary Commission (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: July 15, 1990 through June 30, 1991

Amount : $3500 - $2700 grant to UNR plus $800

match

Purpose : Nevada Oral History on Microfiche.

UNR to produce microfiche master of

complete collection of oral histories

to enable widespread, inexpensive dis-

tribution of copies.



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of

Human Resources/Mental Hygiene and Mental Retarda-

tion Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991

Amount : $36,200 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide clinical supervision of

social work students.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda with the

amendment to item (6) above, which states that the Handbook

change is applicable to Community Colleges only, and approv-

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



Mr. Klaich stated for the record that he had received a

telephone call from a constituent who highly commended the

appearance of the grounds and Dormitories at UNR. He re-

quested President Crowley to relay this message to Associate

Dean John Marschall and Vice President Pat Miltenberger.



President Meacham introduced ASCC President Phil Morgan and

ASCC Treasurer Allan Miles.



President Gwaltney introduced Acting Faculty Senate Chairman

Bill Baines.



President Remington introduced ASB President Toni Mendive.



President Crowley introduced College of Business Adminis-

tration Dean Laurie Larwood, and College of Human and Com-

munity Sciences Dean Jean Perry.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Gallagher informed the members of the Board that

the Science and Technology for Nevada's Economic Future

Workshop was well attended and that a task force has been

developed. Dr. Derby requested a workshop summary be dis-

tributed to the members of the Board.



Chairman Gallagher stated that Newmont Gold has invited the

members of the Board and UNS Officials on a tour of their

facilities in conjunction with the October Board of Regents'

meeting to be held in Elko.



Chairman Gallagher stated that she had met with the Academic

Master Planning consultants and felt that each consultant

was very enthusiastic about Nevada and the University of

Nevada System. Vice Chancellor Warren Fox introduced Dr.

Harold Enarson, Chairman, Dan Fallon, and Doug Burris. The

consultants have met with personnel on each Campus and have

instructed the Campuses to forward draft reports to Chan-

cellor's Office in November-December. Chairman Gallagher

thanked each consultant for accepting this task in aiding

UNS in developing its Master Plan.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that he attended the meeting of

the State Legislative Reapportionment Committee and shared

the three options under consideration for Board of Regent

re-districting and numbering. He is hopeful that by Janu-

ary, 1991, the Committee will have additional information

on the U. S. Census.



He announced that an EPSCoR II Citizens Committee has been

developed and that Regent Jill Derby has been asked to serve

on the Committee. Mr. Klaich requested that a report be

sent each Legislator to show how State funding has aided in

this project. President Maxson commended Chancellor Dawson

for heading this project which has brought to UNS a number

of young physicists. Chancellor Dawson commended Dr. Dave

Lightner and Dr. Art Anderson who have been the prime lead-

ers of this project.



Chancellor Dawson announced that a State legislative steer-

ing committee on merit will meet on September 11 to recon-

sider its action taken earlier this year which UNS had op-

posed. The plan approved at that time would have allowed

merit pay to be used as a bonus.



The UNS Computing Services has installed the state-of-the-

art student information system and has made two successful

test runs to date at UNLV and TMCC. The project is on

schedule.



5. Approved Appointment, Interim Athletic Director, UNLV



Approved the appointment for Dennis Finfrock as Interim

Athletic Director at UNLV for a one-year term with an

increase in salary of $27,000. He will retain his base

salary from the Thomas and Mack Center where he serves as

Executive Officer.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the one-year appointment of

Dennis Finfrock as Interim Athletic Director at UNLV. Mrs.

Sparks seconded.



President Maxson clarified that Mr. Finfrock would be eli-

gible to apply for the permanent position as UNLV Athletic

Director and that he would certainly be encouraged to do

so.



Motion carried.



President Maxson introduced Mr. Finfrock, who made the fol-

lowing remarks:



"... It is a pleasure for me to be here this morning with

you, and I would like to thank President Maxson for his

vote of confidence and the appointment to the position.

Also, the endorsement by the Regents means a lot to me.

This morning I won't tie up a lot of your time, because I

know you have a full agenda. But I also want you to know

there are a few things that I think need to be said in

taking this position.



"I think that all of you have read the newspapers and know

that we've had some problems. We've had some grant accom-

plishments in the 80s' in UNLV Athletics, and we've had our

share of problems as well. We won't dwell on the past. I

consider myself a futurist. I know that we can't have a

program that is just an extension of our past. I know that

we have to have changes. I know the changes in any business

and in any program aren't easy. I know that those changes

will be met with some opposition. I also know that those

changes are changes that need to be made for the greater

good. I think it is time in our program that we really

get back to the basics. I think it is time that we have

really a service oriented philosophy. One that comes from

the heart. One that lets the peopole know that they care

that they buy their tickets. One that lets the people know

that they are important to the program; that we get back

to the basics, (and) the understanding that the students

truly are at the center of our Athletic Program the same

way they are at all of our Universities. One that develops

the program or continues to strive towards all the positive

things that athletics can be.



"We want our Athletic Program to be a positive influence

under what each of you, as Presidents and Regents, hope will

be for every student -- truly a quality educational exper-

ience. I know that our program has probably the highest,

if not the highest, one of the highest, as it relates to

the visibility not only within the State, but nationwide.

With that comes a great deal of responsibility. I also

know that it is all still only one part of the whole system

and the part can never be greater than the whole. And it

is important that that part represents the University of

Nevada System nationwide in a manner that we can all be

proud of. We will have an Athletic Department that is based

on honesty and integrity. One that helps to close the cred-

ibility gap that currently exists in some of the people's

minds. And I will tell you too, that I won't compromise my

own principles for things that have gone on in the past. I

won't compromise those things that may try to go on in the

future. Bob Maxson, when he came before you as he was new-

ly hired, realized full well the importance of winning to

the Athletic Department, but he wanted winning within the

structure of the rules. I pledge to you that I will do

everything within my power to see to it that that will be

my way.



"My whole career has been one of accepting challenges. Sev-

en-and-a-half years ago I came before you with what, at that

time of my life, was a great challenge -- the Thomas and

Mack Center. Six years ago I came before you as we took

over the Silver Bowl, which at that point of my life was

the second biggest challenge in my career. As I come be-

fore you today, I guarantee you, I know full well that this

is the greatest challenge that I've ever had to face. I

want you to know also that my shoulders are broad, but there

are some great challenges that are before me in this job and

it is going to take all of us to really pull together to

make things work out right. I am confident that we can do

that. I am confident that we can put the bad times behind

us and look to the good times of the future. I know that

as long as you don't expect miracles, I can give you every

waking hour of my life committed to the goals as we talked

about -- honesty and integrity; of being the best that we

can possibly be. I will pledge to you, as Regents, that I

will never personally or intentionally do anything that

would embarrass you as a Board or our University. I will

work hard to see to it that the people on our staff don't

as well. That is important to me. I have fifteen years

of service in the University and I love it. I can tell

you that I will spend more time cleaning up than covering

up, because it means a lot to me. I will do my best. Thank

you."



Mr. Foley congratulated Mr. Finfrock and President Maxson.

He stated that it is quite important to the various athletic

programs at UNLV that Mr. Finfrock was a student athlete in

College, a former Coach, and has served as an Administrator.

He is appreciated by all Athletic Department personnel and

Coaches at UNLV.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she will support Mr. Finfrock and

is very confident that he will perform an excellent job as

Interim Athletic Director.



Chairman Gallagher informed Mr. Finfrock and President

Maxson that the Board of Regents will support Mr. Finfrock

in his endeavors and that they are aware of the difficult

task of this position.



6. Approved a Title Change, UNLV



Approved the change in Dr. John H. Irsfeld's title from

Deputy to the President to Vice President and Deputy to

the President at UNLV.



President Maxson stated that one of the main responsibili-

ties of this position is representing the President public-

ly, both inside and outside the University, on those occa-

sions when the President is otherwise engaged. The posi-

tion wil work directly with major civic leaders and public

officials. In addition, the position will speak directly

for the President specifically to the Director of News and

Publications, the Director of Affirmative Action, the Direc-

tor of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the UNS Assistant Gen-

eral Counsel. The position will serve as a coordinator for

administrative functions involving the other Vice Presidents

and will be responsible for seeing to the accuracy, correct-

ness, completeness, and consistency of all communications

emanating from the President's Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the change in title for Dr.

John Irsfeld from Deputy to the President to Vice President

and Deputy to the President at UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



7. Approved Funding for Proposed Law School, UNLV



Approved $600,000 in planning funds for a Law School at

UNLV for inclusion in the 1991-93 UNS budget. Building and

operating funds will not be sought during the 1991-93 legis-

lative session; however, architectural designs and Law Li-

brary planning are essential to UNLV's private fund-raising

efforts and capital campaign. The Board of Regents was sent

a copy of a UNLV Law School feasibility study.



Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost John Unrue

stated that this request, which came before the Board at the

July 30, 1990 meeting, was not meant to supersede priorities

of the capital improvement budget, but there was a sense of

urgency from various entities. Dr. Unrue introduced Keith

Schwer, UNLV Director of Business and Economic Research Cen-

ter, and Steven Smith, Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of

Law, who also serves on the American Bar Association Accred-

itation Team.



Mr. Klaich stated that the feasibility study indicates the

population in Nevada would support a Law School, and that

the allocation of funds would be for curriculum funding. He

added that he felt it was inappropriate to approach the Leg-

islature through the capital improvement budget for this

project at this time. Mr. Klaich expressed his support for

a Law School in Southern Nevada but would do so only after

curriculum planning has been undertaken and the program then

placed in the operating funds budget.



Mr. Foley, who also serves on the Law School Advisory Com-

mittee, suggested that the funding for architectural design

be removed at this time, and recommended that the amount be

reduced from $750,000 to $600,000.



Dean Smith indicated that there is a strong need for outside

financial support to develop plans for the curriculum and

the Law Library, that the initial planning should not be

rushed, but should begin soon and that programmatic and in-

itial design of the building should be considered first.



Upon questioning by Dr. Eardley, Dr. Unrue stated that the

allocation of funds would go towards curriculum, Library,

program planning and other miscellaneous contingencies that

may arise. UNLV does not expect full funding for the school

from the Legislature; therefore, donors will have to be ap-

proached for additional funding.



Mr. Klaich reminded the Board that the School of Medicine,

although administered on the UNR Campus, is a statewide In-

stitution and that he would hope that the law School would

also be considered a statewide Institution, located on the

UNLV Campus. He requested information on whether the Law

School would utilize the National Judicial College personnel

and services, and if other entities such as the Supreme

Court, Nevada Bar Association, etc., would be served by the

School; whether the Law School would be considered a tradi-

tional or non-traditional School of Law; and ultimately, a

detailed curriculum be presented including the number of

faculty, a line item budget, and a governance statement. He

requested that the requested $600,000 be itemized for the

Board. He added that as a member of the Board of Regents,

he is committed to quality education and well-funded pro-

grams.



President Maxson assured the Board that a specific budget

would be presented to the Board and the State Legislature.



Mr. Foley moved approval of $600,000 in planning funds for

a Law School at UNLV for inclusion in the 1991-93 UNS budget

(this is a reduction from $750,000 and the deletion of ar-

chitectural design funds). Mr. Klaich seconded.



Dr. Eardley stated for the record that he supports a Law

School at UNLV and resented the recent media implications

that the location would be a north/south issue. It is im-

portant to provide professional schools in Nevada and he,

for one, supports this new program.



Motion carried.



Mr. Foley thanked the members of the Board for their unani-

mous support for a Law School at UNLV.



8. Approved the 1991-93 UNS Biennial Budget Request



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the 1991-93 UNS Biennial

Budget Request. He stated that this budget reflects the

changes approved by the Board at its special meeting on

July 30, 1990, and before it is finalized to be submitted

to the Governor on September 1, 1990, he will make the ne-

cessary adjustments to include the $600,000 for the propos-

ed Law School at UNLV.



In accordance with a Federal ruling, Vice Chancellor Sparks

requested that an amendment regarding the Small Business

Development Center be incorporated into the budget request.

This amendment would come under the Priority Request for New

Funding, Priority #4, under Statewide Programs and would

provide during the second year of the biennium an allocation

of approximately $60,000 to Clark County and $30,000 to ru-

ral centers.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the 1991-93 UNS Biennial Bud-

get Request to include the amendments for the Law School at

UNLV, and the Small Business Development Centers in Clark

County and rural Nevada. Mr. Foley seconded.



President Crowley stated that UNR houses a Small Business

Development Center on its Campus along with satellite Cen-

ters at UNLV and NNCC. These have been very successful en-

deavors for the Centers. This increase would be used for

the State match of Federal funds for the Centers.



Motion carried.



9. Approved UNS Capital Improvement Program



The State Public Works Board has requested confirmation of

the priorities as listed in the UNS Capital Improvement

Request submitted earlier this year. See Ref. B, filed with

the permanent minutes.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to reaffirm the priorities as

listed in the 1991-93 UNS Capital Improvement Request. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Presidents Meacham and Calabro expressed their appreciation

to the Board for reaffirming the priorities.



President Crowley related that the Governor has stated that

$21 million of a new proposed tax source would be allocated

for higher education. However, the UNS base budget for the

first year is $52 or $53 million. He emphasized that there

needs to be consideration of these differences prior to the

legislative session.



Mr. Klaich stated that even with expanding State revenues,

UNS's share would not even fund the base budget and that

the people of Nevada need to be made aware of this. Presi-

dent Crowley stated that this was very alarming to UNS.



10. Approved the Naming of a Residence Hall, UNLV



Approved the naming of one of the new resident halls for Ms.

Kitty Rodman, who is a major donor and serves on the Advi-

sory Board at UNLV.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to name a new UNLV residence hall

for Ms. Kitty Rodman. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion car-

ried.



11. Approved Architecture Building, UNLV



Approved to proceed with plans to construct a small, general

purpose building which will house the Architecture Program

until their building is completed. It will then be used as

a general classroom and office building. Funds for the

building will come from private donations. Approximately

$1.5 million has been raised for the Architecture Program

and $800,000 of these funds would be used to construct this

8,000-10,000 square feet general purpose building. Permis-

sion is also requested to seek approval from the Interim

Finance Committee for this project.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to construct a small, general

purpose building to house the Architecture Program until

their building is completed, and to seek approval from the

Interim Finance Committee for this project. Mrs. Berkley

seconded.



Mr. Klaich questioned where the building would be located,

and President Maxson stated that it would be built near the

Houssels House on the east side near Brussels Street. The

actual Architecture building will also be located in that

area. In addition, President Maxson stated that the UNLV

Facilities Master Plan allows this area for housing profes-

sional schools on the UNLV Campus.



Motion carried.



12. Approved the Lease of Property, UNR



Approved the lease of property for UNR. In 1984, the Uni-

versity acquired, as a gift, title to a 493 acre parcel of

land in Churchill County. Fallon Mining Company of Fallon,

Nevada is seeking to lease the property for mining explora-

tion purposes.



The basic terms of the agreement would be a 10-year lease

with rights to two (2) 5-year extensions, with the lease

being continued by production of mining ores. Minimum

advance royalty payments would be $20 per acre per year,

with the payments being increased $5 per acre per year for

four (4) years, stabilizing at $40 per acre per year. Roy-

alties of five (5%) per cent would be paid from all ore

production.



The mining company has agreed to expend a minimum of $2000

per year in the first two (2) years of the lease, increas-

ing to $5000 per year for the next three (3) years, and to

$10,000 for every year thereafter for development and ex-

ploration of the property.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval upon condition

of legal review of appropriate documents.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the lease of above mentioned

properrty for UNR. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



ASUN President Jason Geddes stated that students are con-

cerned that the funds directly benefit the students. He

suggested that these funds be used for internships for

mining students. Chairman Gallagher suggested that Mr.

Geddes discuss this matter with President Crowley.



13. Approved Amendments to the Student Conduct Code, UNLV



Approved the amendments to the UNLV Student Conduct Code,

as contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the amendments to the UNLV

Student Conduct Code. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion car-

carried.



14. Approved Handbook Changes, Parking, UNLV



Approved the following Handbook changes regarding parking

at UNLV:



A. Title 4, Chapter 13.B, Section 1.4, Control Authoriza-

tion, Visitors (Add a new paragraph)



Vehicles with a valid Campus permit will be subject to

a fine if parked in a designated visitor or metered

space.



B. Title 4, Chapter 13.B, Section 2.14, Vehicle Parking

Regulations, No Parking Zone



No Parking Zone. No vehicle shall be parked in an area

which has been desigated as a no parking or stopping

area. All areas not specifically marked for parking

are no parking zones. These include red zones, fire

lanes, fire hydrants, as well as any other means of

parking a vehicle which causes damage to University

property or obstructs traffic, or causes a safety

hazard.



C. Title 4, Chapter 13.B, Section 4.4., Enforcement, Pen-

alties for Violations



Penalties for Violations. Any student or employee who

shall use or park any vehicle on the University Campus

without a valid official permit properly displayed, or

who shall use or park such a vehicle other than in

strict compliance with these Parking and Traffic Regu-

lations, shall be considered in violation thereof and

shall be subject to all fees and procedures hereinabove

enumerated. No official parking permit will be issued

to vehicles or persons having delinquent traffic cita-

tion fees.



Upon receipt of a fifth unpaid citation or the accumu-

lation of $50 or more in unpaid parking fines, the oper-

ator/registered owner is expelled from parking on Campus

until all back citations are paid. Any expelled vehicle

found on Campus will be cited for illegal parking and

subject to mechanical immobilization by use of a wheel

boot, or to tow at the owner's expense and without no-

tice.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook changes regarding

parking at UNLV. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved the Resolution for Loan, NNCC



Approved the following resolution in obtaining a loan for

the College Community building at NNCC:



RESOLUTION #90-6



BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada that:



The Officers of the University are hereby authorized to

solicit proposals for a $477,000 bank loan for the purpose

of constructing, improving and equipping the College Commu-

nity building at Northern Nevada Community College. The

loan is hereby designated as a "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obli-

gation" under Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue

Code of 1986, as amended.



---



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolution in obtaining

a loan for the College Community building at NNCC. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved Handbook Changes, ASUN Constitution, UNR



Approved Handbook changes, Title 5, Chapter 16, Constitution

of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno

as contained in Ref. G, filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook changes regarding

the Constitution of the Associated Students of the Univer-

sity of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



17. Approved Handbook Changes, Bylaws, UNR



Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 7, Sections

41(c), (d), and (e), of the University of Nevada, Reno By-

laws, as contained in Ref. H, filed in the Regents' Office.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Richard Brown expressed his ap-

preciation to President Crowley for the implementation of

this new program and for his support of this proposal. One

of the main concerns of the Senate Bylaw change was the

guarantee of confidentiality of the evaluation results, and

he stressed that the integrity of surveying be kept confi-

dential at all levels.



ASUN President Jason Geddes requested that the students be

allowed to partake in the evaluation process.



Mr. Klaich requested General Counsel Klasic to address the

confidentiality issue with the Faculty Senate in relation

to the Open Meeting Law. In response to Mr. Geddes request,

Mr. Klaich suggested that ASUN discuss this with the UNR

Faculty Senate.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes regarding

the UNR Bylaws, and directed the UNR Faculty Senate to dis-

cuss the feasibility of student involvement in the evalua-

tion process of Administrators. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Dr. Derby stated that the proposed UNR Bylaws are an excel-

lent model and suggested that the Community Colleges re-

view this document and possibly utilize the process.



General Counsel Klasic stated for the record that the Open

Meeting Law is not clear on confidentiality of public

records, but that he would defend these evaluations as

confidential records. He stated he could not guarantee

the defense at this time, but stated that a proposed bill

draft is before the Legislature which may define this issue.



President Crowley stated that this process has been evalu-

ated during the last 14 years. He is not certain that stu-

dent involvement is appropriate and felt that it should be

restricted to faculty. He suggested that there be student

input in the process of evaluating the Deans of the Colleges

and possibly the President of the University, but that not

all students deal with the Vice Presidents; therefore, they

should not be able to evaluate those persons. President

Crowley stated that he would report the progress of this

evaluation process to the Board.



Motion carried.



18. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mrs. Berkley, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence or physical or mental health of a person

in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The closed personnel session was continued at the conclu-

sion of the regular agenda.



Upon motion by Mrs. Sparks, seconded by Mr. Klaich, the

Board moved to open session. Motion carried.



The open meeting reconvened at 2:15 P.M. Thursday, August 30,

1993, with all Regents present except Regents Berkley, Foley

and Hammargren.



19. Approved the Resolution for Loan, WNCC



Approved the following resolution in obtaining a loan for

the Child Care Facility at WNCC:



RESOLUTION #90-7



BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada that:



The Officers of the University are hereby authorized to

solicit proposals for a $500,000 bank loan for the purpose

of constructing, improving and equipping a Child Care Center

on the Carson City Campus of Western Nevada Community Col-

lege. The loan is hereby designated as a "Qualified Tax-

Exampt Obligation" under Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal

Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.



---



President Calabro introduced Collie Hutter, President of

Nevada Manufacturers Association, and Mike Hillerby, member

of Nevada Manufacturers Association. The Nevada Manufac-

turers Association had approached WNCC to become partners

in constructing, improving and equipping a Child Care Center

at WNCC.



Although the building will be self-supporting, Chancellor

Dawson stated that as a State building, it must be approved

by the Interim Finance Committee and the State Public Works

Board.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the resolution in obtaining a

loan for the Child Care Facility at WNCC, and to seek ap-

proval from the Interim Finance Committee and the State

Public Works Board. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Chancellor Dawson clarified that the architect for the

building will be supported by State funds, and that pri-

vate and operating funds would support the operation of

the building. WNCC will lease the land to the Nevada

Manufacturers Association.



Motion carried.



20. Presentation of Capital Improvement Projects



Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Bob Ferrari, Director of

State Public Works Board, who explained the process in which

building projects are handled by the State Public Works

Board. He stated that during the upcoming legislative ses-

sion they will seek approval for pre-planning funds for a

number of new construction projects. If approved, these

projects then will again go before the Legislature at its

next session for approval of construction funding which

would allow for projects to be built in a more timely man-

ner.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Mr. Klaich thanked Mr. Ferrari for this explanation which

was very helpful in understanding the process.



Dr. Derby left the meeting.



Three UNS Capital Improvement Projects authorized in the

1989 State Legislative Session were presented by the Presi-

dent of the Institution and architects for each project.



A. Health Sciences, UNLV - President Maxson introduced

George Garlock, Bob Wolf, and Jim Lord of Kittrel Gar-

lock and Associates. Mr. Garlock presented the archi-

tectural plans for the new Health Sciences building at

UNLV. The five-story building will house clinical labs,

health care labs, classrooms, faculty offices, research

labs and offices, and the Dean's Office. The building

will be constructed for expansion, if needed, in the

future. The bidding process will open in October, 1990.



Mrs. Berkley and Mr. Foley entered the meeting.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the architectural plans

for the UNLV Health Sciences building. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



B. Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Phase IV, CCCC -

ASCC President Phil Morgan stated for the record that

the students support this project. President Meacham

introduced Angie Wallin, concerned citizen, who express-

ed her appreciation and commented that the community

response of North Las Vegas has been very enthusiastic

about this new Center. Director of Physical Plant

Orlando Sandoval introduced Bill Snyder and Gary Carlson

of Tate Snyder Architects. Mr. Snyder stated that Phase

IV will be added to existing buildings and will also

serve as a multi-purpose Center for CCCC events. Out-

side lighting will be incorporated into the plans.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the architectural plans

for the CCCC Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Phase

IV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



C. Phase II and Learning Resource Center, WNCC - President

Calabro introduced Larry Henry of Clark Henry Group.

Mr. Henry highlighted the plans for the Learning Re-

source Centers on the Carson and the Fallon Campuses.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the architectural plans

for the WNCC Phase II and Learning Resource Center. Mr.

Foley seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Eardley left the meeting.



21. Report on the DRI National Science Advisory Board



Dr. Arthur Anderson, Chairman of the DRI National Science

Advisory Board, reported on the activities of that organi-

zation and distributed a document entitled "Report to the

Board of Regents from the DRI National Science Advisory Com-

mittee" which is filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Anderson related that the members are scientists from

across the nation, and as an Advisory Board they encourage

growth at DRI. He stated that they will be changing mem-

bers periodically in order to keep new and fresh ideas

evolving for DRI.



He proceeded to highlight the report and stated that DRI

focuses on environmental changes in which the Great Basin

provides important unifying themes. Inter-Center and Inter-

Institutional progress is moving in a positive direction,

along with international programs that are being establish-

ed. He stated that new leaders at UNR, UNLV and DRI have

provided immediate impact of joint and System-wide activi-

ties and a respectable working relationship. DRI has 40-45

graduate students working at its various facilities, and

that there are several joint programs between departments

at UNR, UNLV and DRI. He is hopeful that the Community

Colleges can become involved in programs such as the EPSCoR

projects. Federal and private funding is increasing, al-

though State funding needs to increase to match growth, de-

velopment of faculty, and DRI State contributions. It is

possible that the National Science Foundation may be donat-

ing matching funds, and it is hoped that the Stead facility

could be replaced with these funds.



The open meeting recessed at 4:00 P.M. and reconvened in a Re-

gents' Workshop Session Friday, August 31, 1990, with all Regents

present, except Regent Hammargren.



22. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in a Workshop Session in the Student Senate

Chambers, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada,

Reno.



A. UNS Purchasing Policies - UNLV Director of Purchasing

Joe Cathcart and UNR Director of Purchasing Art Lenon

explained the processes in which the Purchasing Depart-

ments operate. Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office,

contains the Board of Regents policy on purchasing,

which is excerpted from the Board of Regents Handbook.

The Directors utilized visual overhead displays, which

are filed with the permanent minutes.



The Directors discussed the functions of the Purchasing

Departments and stated that they follow the Uniform

Commercial Code which contains the terms and conditions

of purchasing practices. The Purchasing Departments

oversee approximately $65 million worth of purchases a

year. The University of Nevada System has the heaviest

purchasing of any State Agency. The responsibilities of

public purchasing consist of better control; specialized

knowledge; better performance; and are removed from in-

fluence or domination. The fundamental objectives of

purchasing for private agencies include purchasing the

right material, quantity, time, quality, price, source,

and service. In addition to those objectives public

purchasing must include statutes, policies, codes and

regulations which are provided by law to follow and up-

hold. Prerogatives of purchasing must supply source,

purchase contracts, insure product specifications that

are not restrictive, and commercial aspects.



Mr. Foley questioned how the Purchasing Department

coordinates purchasing efforts with the various Deans

and Departments. Mr. Cathcart replied that a purchase

request is made; the manufacturer is contacted; the

purchasing buyer does research on the product by con-

tacting other manufacturers; informs requestor of in-

formation collected; the product goes to bid; and then

the requestor reviews the bids received. Requests from

the various Departments are verified through the Dean's

Office and funds are incumbered through the Controller's

Office.



Dr. Eardley questioned the relationship with the State

Purchasing Department, and Mr. Lenon replied that as a

Public Purchasing Sector, UNS has a good informal work-

ing relationship with State Purchasing.



The Purchasing Department has developed a Purchasing

Inventory Handbook which is distributed throughout the

System. This handbook is also supplied to several

vendors in order for them to understand the UNS pur-

chasing operations.



The Directors explained how bidders are selected by

stating that in the open bid competition an ad is

displayed in the business section of the newspaper,

and that the commodity in which the Purchasing Depart-

ment solicits is reviewed and a certain number of bid-

ders are selected. A pre-bid conference is held for

these bidders to attend and receive all pertinent in-

formation. Purchases under $7500 do not require the

formal bid process.



Mr. Klaich questioned how the Purchasing Department

establishes criteria and weight on service bids, and

Mr. Lenon replied that the State Purchasing Act, Board

of Regents' policy, and established bid procedures are

followed.



Mr. Foley stated that it is the Board of Regents duty

and obligation to manage funds. The Board delegated

this responsibility, but did not have any input into

the decision making process. A "subjective" judgment

decision was made by an Advisory Committee. Mr. Foley

has requested an "objective" decision to be made with

involvement from the Board and the Chancellor. He

stated that he agrees with the decision the Advisory

Committee made, but disagrees with the process in which

it was determined.



Mr. Klaich cautioned that when Regents become involved

in Advisory Committees that the Open Meeting Law comes

into play, which could obstruct the open competitive

bidding process.



In answer to a question, both Mr. Cathcart and Mr. Lenon

stated that their Departments work closely together to

procure the best service for the System.



Chairman Gallagher thanked Mr. Cathcart and Mr. Lenon

for a very informative workshop session on the purchas-

ing process.



Mrs. Berkley and Mr. Foley left the meeting.



B. Reports on Business Center North and Business Center

South - UNR Vice President for Finanance and Adminis-

tration Ashok Dhingra and UNLV Vice President for

Finance and Administration Buster Neel gave reports

on the functions of their respective centers.



Mr. Dhingra gave an overview of the history of the

creation of the Business Centers. The 1977 Legislature

cut all but the Presidents' funds for the Community

College Division which had its own Business Center,

and gave UNS the option of a single or two separate

Business Centers. The Board created two Centers, one

in the north and one in the south each to report to

the University Administration. There was some initial

controversy, but over the years these have been worked

out. The Departments under the Business Center North

(BCN) are Employee Relations and Benefits; Payroll;

Personnel; Purchasing; and Real Estate. Mr. Dhingra

reviewed each Department stating their various missions.



Dr. Eardley stated that prior to the creation of the

two Business Centers all these functions were under

the leadership of the Chancellor.



Mr. Neel stated that the Business Center South (BCS)

does not discriminate between CCCC and UNLV. It was

stated that both BCN and BCS do not differentiate be-

tween Institutions or Departments, that each transac-

tion is handled individually and in order as it is

received. Chancellor Dawson pointed out that although

the System has grown, personnel in the Centers has not.

Requests for additional personnel are included in the

1991-93 Biennial Budget Request. Past requests have

not been funded.



Mr. Neel did note that CCCC does maintain its own Per-

sonnel Department, although all other business functions

are handled by BCS.



He noted that there is a lack of administrative comput-

ing support within BCS and there is a need for automa-

tion in order to maintain control and proper service.



Upon questioning, Mr. Neel stated that he would prefer

decentralization of the Business Center operations, but

in reality it would cost the System too much to staff

separate Departments on the Campuses. He feels that

BCS is providing adequate service to both UNLV and CCCC

at this time.



Chairman Gallagher relinquished gavel to Regent James Eardley,

Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, which sat as a

Committee of the Whole.



23. Budget and Finance Committee



The Budget and Finance Committee, meeting as a Committee of

the Whole under the Chairmanship of Regent Eardley, acted

as follows:



(1) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $115,000 for additional reno-

vation and remodeling needs in Frazier Hall and Grant

Hall, UNLV. This request is based on anticipated

growth demands in the coming academic year and on needs

related to the implementation of the Student Informa-

tion System.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the expenditure of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV in the amount of $155,000

for additional renovation and remodeling needs in Fra-

zier Hall and Grant Hall at UNLV. Mrs. Berkley second-

ed. Motion carried.



(2) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $81,500 for the following proj-

ects at WNCC:



Remodel to Expand College Services and $33,500

Business Offices



Cafeteria Furniture and Equipment for 35,000

Kitchen



Additional Projects which Include: 13,000

Miscellaneous Improvements for the Local

Area Network, Campus Improvements



Dr. Derby moved approval of the expenditure of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds in the amount of $81,500 for the

above mentioned projects at WNCC. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



(3) Approved the Financial Plan for FY 1991, as contained

in Ref. B-3, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the DRI Financial Plan

for FY 1991. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



(4) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budget for the

School of Medicine:



School of Medicine

Research Support, Indirect Cost Recovery



1989-90 1990-91

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate

Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 14,620 $ 20,000

Indirect Cost Recovery 73,000 72,000

Total Source of Funds $ 87,620 $ 92,000



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 6,250 $ 30,000

Fringe Benefits 166 795

Classified Salaries 27,823 30,512

Fringe Benefits 7,992 8,931

Wages 741 0

Fringe Benefits 9 0

Operating 24,639 21,762

Ending Account Balance 20,000 0

Total Use of Funds $ 87,620 $ 92,000



Mrs. June Whitley moved approval of Self-Supporting

Budget for the School of Medicine. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



(5) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budgets for

Library, Acquisition Technical Processing Services and

Student Services, Student Financial Services Financial

Aid Administration Expense at UNR:



Library, Acquisition

Technical Processing Services



1990-91

Budget

Estimate

Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 13,976

3911 (sales) 15,000

Total Source of Funds $ 28,976



Expenditures

Classified Salaries $ 16,874

Fringe Benefits 5,978

Ending Account Balance 6,124

Total Use of Funds $ 28,976



Student Services, Student Financial Services

Financial Aid Administrative Expense



1989-90 1990-91

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate

Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ (5,467) $ 1,594

Perkins, CWS/SEOG (3%) 57,320 55,000

Pell Income @$5 student

Total Source of Funds $ 51,853 $ 56,594



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 2,657 $ 0

Classified Salaries 34,697 37,952

Fringe Benefits 9,434 7,890

Wages 0 6,011

Operating 2,588 0

Out-of-State Travel 883 0

Ending Account Balance 1,594 0

Total Use of Funds $ 51,853 $ 51,853



Dr. Derby moved approval of the above noted Self-Sup-

porting Budgets for UNR. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



The open meeting reconvened at 10:40 A.M. Friday, August 31, 1990

with all Regents present.



24. Approved Nursing Articulation



In January 1988, the Board of Regents accepted a report by

the Health Education Task Force Subcommittee on Nursing

Articulation, prepared by Nursing Program representatives

from the six Campuses. The focus of that report was a plan

for improved articulation between the two-year and four-year

Nursing Programs. The final stage, Phase II, Model B, would

result in the direct transfer of Nursing courses to the

Universities, eliminating the need for testing, Ref. D,

filed in the Regents' Office. At the same time, the Board

of Regents called for the accreditation of all Nursing Pro-

grams by the National League for Nursing.



Several meetings have been held since that time to evaluate

the progress on efforts to achieve NLN accreditation, and

implement the Phase II, Model B, Articulation Plan. At the

request of the Board of Regents at its June 28, 1990 meet-

ing, a meeting of the Campus Chief Academic Officers and

Nursing representatives was held on July 31, 1990. At that

meeting, it was determined that the University of Nevada,

Reno, would submit a proposal to the Board of Regents con-

cerning Nursing articulation, Ref. E., filed in the Regents'

Office.



Vice Chancellor Fox thanked the UNS Nursing faculty for

their involvement in establishing an articulation policy

for Nursing Programs within the System.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Nursing Articulation

Proposal. Mr. Klaich seconded.



UNR Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs William Cathey

stated that from this Articulation Proposal he is hopeful

that the UNR core curriculum could be met. At this time

there is not sufficient staff, but UNR will have two years

to devise solutions to staffing.



Mr. Klaich requested a follow-up report be given to the

Board within the next year.



Motion carried.



25. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



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

Chairman or representative reported on the outstanding fac-

ulty achievements from their respective Institutions.



University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Chairman Richard

Brown announced the following outstanding faculty:



Dr. Baldev Vig for creating a permanent exchange program

in the Biological Sciences with two Institutions in

Leningrad. In May, 1990, Dr. Baldev Vig, Professor of

Biology, visited Leningrad to lay the groundwork. In

July, a team headed by Dr. William N. Cathey, Acting

Vice President for Academic Affairs, returned to inspect

the facilities and meet some of the Soviet scientists

who will be involved in the exchanges at the Institute

for Influenza and the Institute for Cytology. A Soviet

team will visit Reno in October for a similar inspec-

tion, and the first actual scientific exchanges of fac-

ulty will get underway in the period from November to

January. Initially, about four or five scientists

from Leningrad will visit UNR each year, with our In-

stitutions contributing small amounts of money to sub-

sidize the Soviets' living expenses.



The following UNR scientists participated in the July

trip to Leningrad:



Dr. Ellen Baker, Assistant Professor, Biology

Dr. Sachiko St. Jeor, Associate Professor, Nutrition

Education and Research Program

Dr. Stephen St. Jeor, Director of Cell and Molecular

Biology and Professor

Dr. Stuart Nichol, Associate Professor, Veterinary

Medicine

Dr. William Torch, Neurodevelopmental and Neurodiag-

nostic Center



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Faculty Senate Chairman

Isabelle Emerson announced the following outstanding fac-

ulty:



Dr. Jerry L. Crawford, Professor, Theatre Arts, was

recently elected to the College of Fellows of the Amer-

ican Theatre. The College is organized to recognize

distinguished service to the profession by individuals

of acknowledged national stature. Dr. Crawford will be

invested in the College in April, 1991, at the John F.

Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C.



Dr. Thomas Murphy, Lecturer/Director of Forensics and

Ms. Terry Horvath, both from the Department of Communi-

cation Studies, are recognized for their work in devel-

oping and coaching the UNLV Debate Team in the Depart-

ment of Communication Studies. The Debate Team had a

very active season this past year.



Clark County Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman,

Alan Balboni, announced the following outstanding faculty:



Dr. Kevin Rafferty has been a full-time member of CCCC

faculty for 12 months and has achieved during that brief

period recognition in his discipline by his scholar-

ship and other professional attainments. He has had

numerous publications and presentations. In addition

he was elected Vice-Chairman of the State Advisory

Council on Historic Preservation, the Governor-appointed

Commission mandated to advise the State Division of His-

toric Preservation and Archaeology and preservation mat-

ters. Dr. Rafferty was selected to serve on the Local

Arrangements Committee for the Society for American

Archaeology meetings held in Las Vegas in April, 1990.



Northern Nevada Community College - Acting Faculty Senate

Chairman Richard Mc Carty announced the following outstand-

ing faculty:



Sharon Hogg began as a reading tutor and moved on to

pioneer NNCC's highly successful Critical Skills Lab.

She has worked on a part-time basis since 1984, and

has been dedicated to her duties, often putting in

extra time. She has a quiet manner, but still demands

excellence from her students. This manner has been

highly successful in moving many students beyond their

own expectations.



26. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



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

ment Officer or representative reported on the outstanding

student achievements from their respective Institutions.



University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Jason Geddes

announced the following outstanding student:



Susie Gearhart was instrumental in making the Japanese

Program a success this Summer by providing supplemental

instruction for Japanese students. She serves as a

Spanish tutor and was nominated by the Spanish Depart-

ment to tutor handicapped students.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Robert Maxson

announced the following outstanding student:



Richard Crowe has returned to College at the age of 30

after an 8-year hiatus. Instead of merely attending

class, he chose to become fully involved in Campus life

as a writer for the Yellin' Rebel newspaper. After only

one year in this capacity he was elevated to Editor in

Chief of the Yellin' Rebel, which is unique because the

Editor traditionally is a Senior with at least 2 years'

experience. Richard was able to overcome this barrier

through his ability to be well-liked as a Manager, to

solve personnel problems, and, of course, to be an out-

standing writer. He has already changed the format at

the newspaper, and has arranged to meet weekly with

Sherman Fredrick in order to better understand how to

improve the Yellin' Rebel newspaper.



Clark County Community College - ASCC President Phil Morgan

announced the following outstanding student:



Jana Evans is a founding member of Phi Theta Kappa, an

honors society. She is a mother and a full-time student

and has been a member of the honor society during the

past 18 months and was elected Secretary. She will be

attending the Honors Institute in New York at the end

of the school year. She is currently involved in the

planning of the regional convention for Phi Theta Kappa

to be held in Las Vegas this year.



27. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held August 31, 1990, were made by Regent

Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.



(1) Approved to name the Communication Studies Department

the Hank Greenspun School of Communication at UNLV.

Currently, the Department of Communication Studies is

located in the College of Liberal Arts. Both bachelors

and masters degrees in Communication Studies are offer-

ed, with over 300 majors enrolled in the Department

during Fall, 1989.



No new courses, personnel, facilities or funding are

needed at the present time. A complete report will be

submitted by UNLV to the Board of Regents on academic

plans for the School in the near future.



(2) Approved the following Handbook additions and changes

in academic procedures and policies at UNR. A review

of existing policies related to admission, student

classification, grading, and graduation requirements

has resulted in recommendations to update and stream-

line certain practices. In addition, new proposals

related to the UNR core curriculum are recommended.



A. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 4, Ref. A-2a, filed in

the Regents' Office



Admission Requirements for Students in High School



This proposal would permit high school students, 15

years of age or older, to enroll as non-degree stu-

dents for up to six credits per semester. Provi-

sional admission of Seniors will be based upon test

scores and a grade point average of 2.75, an in-

crease from the current policy of 2.50.



B. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 16, Ref. A-2b, filed

in the Regents' Office



Categories of Students



The proposal would reduce the minimum age for non-

degree students from 18 to 15 years. High school

graduation would continue to be required.



C. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 12, Ref. A-2c, filed

in the Regents' Office



Required Courses



Associate degree requirements have been eliminated.

A policy which requires all bachelor's degree stu-

dents complete the new UNR core curriculum has been

added.



D. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 14, Ref. A-2d, filed

in the Regents' Office



Dropping of Courses



Currently a student may drop a course anytime prior

to the last 2 weeks of a semester. The proposed

change would limit the drop period to the first 8

weeks of the semester.



E. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 13, Ref. A-2e, filed

in the Regents' Office



Credit by Examination



The National Occupational Trades and Industry Exam-

ination would be added to the existing list of

approved examinations for earning University-level

credit.



F. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 19, Ref. A-2f, filed

in the Regents' Office



Requirements for Graduation



A policy which requires all baccalaureate gradu-

ates complete the new UNR core curriculum has been

added.



A proposed change would require 32 upper-division

credits be earned in residence, rather than the

current policy which states that the last 32 cre-

dits must be earned in residence. Once residence

requirements are met, the student could petition

to graduate in absentia if 12 or fewer credits

remain toward degree completion.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affiars Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



28. Report on Athletics Symposium



Regent Hammargren reported on the Athletic Symposium which

was held August 5, 1990 at UNR. He stated that the UNS

Athletics Symposium was judged highly successful by the

panelists and attendees. The symposium was initiated by

the Board of Regents to address key issues facing inter-

collegiate athletics today and in the future. The first

symposium was held at UNLV in August 1989, with the goal

to alternate Campuses for this UNS Athletics Symposium.

It is planned to charge a registration fee in the future.



Dr. Al Witte, President of the NCAA, summarized the sympos-

ium this year and outlined future topics of interest. As-

sistant General Counsel Brad Booke has offered to begin to

coordinate these topics into an agenda for 1991.



Dr. Hammargren requested an agenda item for the October

meeting for $10,000 from Regents Special Projects Funds to

be used to publish the results of the symposium and to start

advertising for next year's program. It may have to be sup-

plemented with further funding in the future to do a "first

class job".



Chairman Gallagher stated that although it was a successful

symposium, the number of participants was low and felt that

additional planning and stimulation is needed to draw a

larger representation to the symposium. President Crowley

suggested that topics at the next symposium should be dram-

atic and that other Institutions should be invited. He

also suggested that brochures and national advertising may

help in attracting additional participants.



Dr. Hammargren stated that UNLV is "Number One" in growth in

the nation. It is number one with the best College Jazz

Band in the United States. UNLV has the number one Hotel

School in the nation. It is number one in men's basketball

and the student athletes have a graduation rate about twice

the national average. UNLV women's basketball has a 100%

graduation rate. UNLV now has a super computer, has advanc-

ed programs in Engineering and Architecture, and is planning

a Law School.



Dr. Hammargren requested President Maxson to begin a cam-

paign to tell the nation that UNLV is number one in many

ways. Dr. Hammargren presented President Maxson with a

check in the amount of $find 5000e used to promote the

benefits of athletic programs at UNLV.



29. Approved Resolution of Support



Regent Berkley presented a resolution in support of the Uni-

versity of Nevada, Las Vegas appeal of the recent NCAA rul-

ing of the basketball program.



RESOLUTION #90-8



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

System is aware that the NCAA's Committee on Infractions has

recently imposed a very serious penalty against UNLV's 1990-

91 men's basketball team, prohibiting student-athletes from

competing for the 1991 national championship, as the result

of a 1977 infractions case which concerned alleged viola-

tions during the years of 1971-76, and,



WHEREAS, while the Board is cognizant of and respects the

Committee on Infractions' responsibility to impose disci-

pline in the proper case, the Board believes that the

Committee's punishment in this instance is inappropriate

because UNLV has fully complied with all orders of that

Committee and the punishment unjustly and unfairly penal-

izes the current student-athletes who were children when

the alleged violations occurred. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT,



RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada Sytem hereby supports all steps taken in UNLV's

appeal of the Committee on Infractions' decision, encour-

ages President Robert C. Maxson to take all necessary and

proper steps in furtherance of that appeal, and further

encourages President Maxson to take all steps necessary

within NCAA rules to insure that NCAA treats UNLV, its

student athletes and Coaches in a fair, just, non-vindic-

tive manner.



---



Mrs. Berkley further stated that she has had a great deal

of conversation during the last six weeks in reference to

this situation. However, she did want it to be known that

this resolution is not intended to suggest in any way that

the NCAA Council, which will hear UNLV's appeal, will re-

view that appeal in any other than an open-minded fashion.

In addition, the resolution in no way attempts to influ-

ence the NCAA Council or any Officer of this Board who may

be involved in the appeals process. This resolution sup-

ports President Maxson's activities on behalf of the Uni-

versity and the Athletic Department in its appeal process.

She stated that this resolution is very narrowly construed

and it is certainly not intended to "tweak the nose" of the

NCAA. This resolution has been reviewed by President Maxson

and Assistant General Counsel Brad Booke. She requested

unanimous approval by the Board of Regents in support of

UNLV and its President.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolution in support of

UNLV's appeal of the recent NCAA ruling of the basketball

program and support of President Maxson. Mr. Foley second-

ed. Motion carried.



30. Approved Emergency Item of a Resolution



Chancellor Dawson requested the Board to consider an emer-

gency item. He regretfully announced the passing of Dr.

Louis E. Lombardi on Sunday, August 26, 1990.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to consider an emergency item of

a resolution in honor of Dr. Louis E. Lombardi. Mr. Foley

seconded. Motion carried.



31. Approved Resolution



Regent Daniel Klaich read the following resolution and Ref.

K, which is filed in the permanent minutes:



RESOLUTION #90-9



WHEREAS, Louis E. Lombardi, M. D., was the longest-serving

member of the University of Nevada System Board of Regents,

having attended more than 900 meetings spanning the 30

years from 1951 to 1981; and,



WHEREAS, Dr. Lombardi's passing on Sunday, August 26, 1990,

at age 82 results in the loss of one of the best friends

this University has known in its 116-year history; and



WHEREAS, in his career-long dedication to higher education,

many have acknowledged our colleague's pivotal role in sup-

porting establishment of all seven learning Institutions

now comprising the University of Nevada System; and



WHEREAS, the numerous letters Dr. Lombardi received upon

his 1981 retirement from the Board of Regents serve as a

powerful testament to his many contributions. NOW, THERE-

FORE, BE IT



RESOLVED, that the UNS Board of Regents extend its sympathy

to the Lombardi family during this time of sorrow, and

wishes to make part of its official record written comments

contained in some of the letters and articles written about

him, for they describe best the enormity of this unassuming

man's tireless contributions to Nevada education.



---



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution honoring Dr.

Louis E. Lombardi. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:40 A.M. and reconvened in closed

personnel session at 12:00 noon, with all Regents present.



The meeting adjourned at 1:45 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

08-30-1990