09/08/1995

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 8-9, 1995








09-08-1995

Pages 65-95



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

September 8, 1995



The Board of Regents met on September 8, 1995 in Room B-206,

Vista East building, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno.



Members present: Mr. Madison Graves, II, Chairman

Mr. Mark Alden

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn Sparks



Others present: Chancellor Richard Jarvis

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Carol Harter, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President James Randolph, WNCC

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

Interim President Ron Smith, UNLV

President James Taranik, DRI

President Kenneth Wright, TMCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Tom Anderes, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen (or their respresenta-

tives) Scott Casper (UNR), Larry Hyslop (NNCC), Jerry Landwer

(UNLV), Sonny Lyerly (CCSN), Richard Riendeau (WNCC), John

Sageviel (DRI), Steven Streeper (TMCC), Becky Seibert (System

Administration), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Graves called the meeting to order at 9:05 A.M. Friday,

September 8, 1995, with all Regents present except Regents Alden,

Gallagher, Phillips and Price.



1. Chairman's Report



Chairman Graves stated that, as Vice Chairman, he had the

great fortune of working closely with former Chairman of the

Board James Eardley. He stated that he has great respect

for the office of Chairman and looks forward to serving in

this capacity, along with working closely with Vice Chair-

man Jill Derby. He stated that this next year will be one

of openness, and, although it may sometimes be difficult to

achieve, he is willing to comply with all aspects of the

Open Meeting Law and Open Records Law. As a year of ac-

countability, he has directed the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee and the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee to work closely to insure progress for higher edu-

cation for the future. He stated that he would like to

streamline the two-day regularly scheduled Board of Regents

meetings to just one-day meetings. This will give a great

deal of weight to the committees and will elevate them to

a new level.



Chairman Graves announced that Governor Bob Miller has ap-

pointed Chancellor Richard Jarvis to the position of WICHE

Commissioner. Each WICHE state appoints three Commissioners

and Dr. Jarvis will serve with Dr. Paul Page and Cheryl

Rogers-Purdue.



2. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Jarvis announced that under the direction of Dr.

John Clevenger, TMCC, EPSCoR has awarded a new $250,000

grant to UCCSN from the National Science Foundation, en-

titled, "Nevada TREC Program: Teaching and Research --

Enhancement and Collaboration". This is a special accom-

plishment with tremendous potential to benefit not only

the Community College and University faculty members in-

volved, but business, industry and, most importantly, stu-

dents. He extended his appreciation to the Community Col-

lege Presidents for expending development funds for this

endeavor.



Chancellor Jarvis expressed his appreciation to all those

who helped during the 1995 Nevada Legislative Session, es-

pecially the UCCSN Presidents and staff. Chancellor Jarvis

extended a personal thank you to Mr. Robert Dickens, UNR

Director of Governmental Relations and Economic Development,

who gave great assistance to the cause of higher education.



During the 1995 Nevada Legislative Session a performance

audit for UCCSN was authorized. Chancellor Jarvis informed

the Board that the Legislative Counsel Bureau auditors have

begun working in the System Administration Office.



Chancellor Jarvis requested each President to give a brief

report on events at their respective institutions:



President Moore reported that there is an unmet need in

the Las Vegas Valley in which CCSN has made their pres-

ence known. CCSN's enrollment has grown to 3000 during

this past Summer, which is a 40% increase. There were

15,000 students enrolled last Fall and this year enroll-

ment is expected to increase to 20,000 students. CCSN's

enrollment is up about 8000 students over the two semes-

ters.



Clark County School District Superintendent Brian Cramm

has shown support for the Community College and is pro-

posing that a high school be constructed on the CCSN

Cheyenne Campus.



CCSN is taking steps toward advanced placement and

distance learning projects.



President Moore stated that UNLV President Carol

Harter and himself have pledged to support each other's

agendas and will work together on several issues.



CCSN is involved with the Boys and Girls Club and has

begun a program whereby children of adult students are

supervised in doing homework assignments while the

parent attends school at CCSN.



President Randolph reported that the Rural Nursing Pro-

gram has enrolled 24 students, some of whom will be

taught by interactive video in cooperation with NNCC.



On September 22, 1995, WNCC will receive land from the

Bently Science Park, which is worth approximately $1

million.



He announced that Robert Collier, WNCC Physical Science

instructor, is on sabbatical and performing research

with DRI researchers in the Anartic on climate changes.



President Randolph stated that he was looking forward

to a meeting with the United Student Association for the

purpose of getting acquainted with the students on

Campus.



President Wright acknowledged Dr. John Clevenger's ac-

complishments in receiving the $250,000 grant from the

National Science Foundation as previously mentioned by

the Chancellor.



He stated that he would soon start scheduling meetings

throughout the institution.



TMCC has 700 single mothers on a child care waiting list

and he is hopeful in receiving funding and space for

this endeavor.



He is aware that TMCC had to cancel English as a Second

Language (ESL) sections and has been made aware of the

concerns.



President Wright informed the Board that his attention

will be on the morale of the staff and would be address-

ing some of the issues.



He announced that a part-time instructor of the TMCC

instructional staff, Timothy Chapman, who had just

become a full-time faculty this Fall, recently passed

away and he will be greatly missed by his colleagues

at TMCC.



President Remington announced that a new facility will

be opening this Fall in Winnemucca on September 23,

1995. He invited all those in attendance to its Open

House Celebration. At the Elko Campus a theater will

be opening on October 28, 1995, with the production

"Damn Yankees".



President Taranik announced that at the last Board of

Regents meeting he had appointed an Acadamic Affairs

Vice President, and although DRI does not award degrees,

DRI does play a key role in student education. DRI

provides instruction in several disciplines and employs

25 research professors who taught 35 graduate courses

to 34 graduate students. DRI has developed and raised

funds for a five week field course in cooperation with

UNLV. This is an excellent educational opportunity for

DRI and UNLV.



Mr. Alden entered the meeting.



President Harter informed the Board that most recently

UNLV held a retreat which included faculty, staff,

community and alumni who discussed UNLV's future. The

participants identified some common themes: becoming

more student centered, a focus on student learning

should become an essential part of education, including

research and graduate education; and should do more

partnering with a variety of organizations, especially

community organizations. She stated that she was very

delighted with the results of those discussions. She

is hopeful that UNLV will have a particpatory process

with all entities, and by Spring of this year to be

incorporated in the System planning cycle and have the

opportunity to make allocations for those goals.



President Crowley reported that UNR recently sponsored

its annual Leadership Conference, which focused on

student outreach and research. It was a very success-

ful experience with the leadership of Dr. Peter Mc Graw

as facilitator.



With regards to sports, UNR has completed the NCAA

program standards to meet requirements and has been

certified without conditions.



President Crowley announced that UNR has embarked on

a project with TMCC and WNCC which is directed at

building a Campus for the three institutions in the

southern area of Reno. There is an excellent chance

to receive a gift of property in this endeavor. He

will report to the Board as developments occur.



3. Introductions



The Faculty Senate Chairs were introduced as follows: Scott

Casper (UNR), Larry Hyslop (NNCC), Jerry Landwer (UNLV),

Sonny Lyerly (CCSN), Richard Riendeau (WNCC), John Sageviel

(DRI), Steven Streeper (TMCC), and Becky Siebert (System

Administration).



The Student Association Officers were introduced as follows:

Jeanine Powers, WNCC; John Pida, UNLV; John Cole, TMCC;

Barbara Mc Millan, CCSN; Ken Harlan, GSA-UNLV; Glenn Booth,

UNR; and Julie Longtin, GSA-UNR.



President Crowley introduced Dr. Ted Batchman, Dean of the

College of Engineering.



President Harter introduced Dr. Norval Pohl, Vice President

for Finance and Administration.



President Moore introduced Mr. Mike Sauer, Interim Vice

President for Financial and Administrative Services.



Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Phillips entered the meeting.



President Wright introduced Linda Stettler, Interim Vice

President for Academic and Student Affairs; and Paula

Ringkob, Interim Vice President for Resource Management.



The open meeting recessed at 9:35 A.M. in order to convene the

DRI Research Foundation meeting and reconvened at 9:37 A.M.

Friday, September 8, 1995 with all Regents present.



4. Workshop, Graduate Student Experience



In response to the "Agenda for Action", which was approved

by the Board of Regents in March 1994, reports on the gradu-

ate student experience have been prepared by the University

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

with an addendum from the Desert Research Institute. Ref.

B is filed in the Regents' Office.



The reports address the level of support of graduate stu-

dents, programs related to teaching skills and the quality

of the graduate student experience.



Cheryl Bowles, Interim Dean of the Graduate College, UNLV;

Ken Hunter, Dean of the Graduate School, UNR; and student

representatives GSA-UNR President Julie Longtin and GSA-

UNLV President Ken Harlan made presentations to the Board.



Dr. Bowles distributed a booklet that is used by teaching

assistants titled "Teaching Tips: From the Experienced to

the Novice". This booklet was compiled by UNLV faculty

who offered their experiences and advice to the teaching

assistants. The actual publication was produced by a

graduate student.



Mrs. Price questioned whether the gender and ethnic di-

versity figures are similar to the undergraduate data and

Dr. Bowles responded that they are fairly close in compar-

ison, although gender is higher in female graduate students.



Mr. Alden noted that there is some dissatisfaction with

advisement and questioned whether it was being reviewed and

Dr. Bowles responded that the exit survey is helping the

graduate school focus on advisement and assessment.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether graduate students are re-

quired to take entrance exams into graduate programs, and

whether there was a timeline in obtaining a graduate degree.

Dr. Bowles responded that the entrance exams requirement

depends on the graduate program whereby it may require the

Graduate Records Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Ad-

mission Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies. Many of the

graduate programs require at least one of these entrance

exams, although some do not. There is a six year comple-

tion requirement which begins when the student enters as

an admitted graduate student. This requirement is so that

students are current in their field of education.



Mrs. Price stated that her graduate experience at both UNR

and UNLV have been wonderful. She questioned whether grad-

uate assistants were being paid different amounts and Dr.

Hunter explained that there are different amounts paid to

graduate assistants because of their discipline. It is very

difficult to attract Science and Engineering students for

the State appropriated amount of $8500. These positions

are in the competitive market and the amounts must be re-

flective of that market. The supplemented stipend is

furnished by grants and contracts.



Mrs. Price questioned the percentages paid at each institu-

tion for graduate assistantships and athletic scholarships.

President Crowley responded that there is a portion of the

student fee that supports GSA and a $2.00 fee that supports

intercollegiate athletics at UNR. UNLV Provost Ron Smith

responded that at UNLV a $2.00 fee supports intercollegiate

athletics and $1.00 fee supports graduate students.



5. Information Only: Naming of Center, CCSN



The Computing Center in Phase V of the CCSN Cheyenne Campus

will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Herbert E. Peebles,

former Vice President for Academic Affairs and educational

innovator and champion of higher education.



6. Information Only: Naming of Restaurant, CCSN



The restaurant in Phase V of the CCSN Cheyenne Campus will

be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Russell E. Anderson,

former Gaming Professor and champion of higher education,

and will be called Russell's Restaurant.



7. Adoption of the Consent Agenda



Adoption of the Consent Agenda, identified as Ref. A, filed

in the Regents' Office, containing the following items:



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

29, 1995.



(2) Approved to grant emeritus status to Dr. Mohamed

Yousef, who retired in January, 1995, from the Depart-

ment of Biological Sciences at UNLV. The effective

date should be retroactive to January 31, 1995.



(3) Approved tenure on hire for the following UNR facul-

ty:



William T. O'Donohue, Associate Professor, Depart-

ment of Psychology

Jane E. Fisher, Associate Professor, Department of

Psychology

Jennifer B. Ring, Associate Professor, Department

of Political Science



(4) Approved the UNR Anthropology Department to estab-

lish a Board of Regents' Permanent Endowment with the

income to be distributed for use by the UNR Anthro-

pology Research Museum. The $25,500 principal amount

of the proposed endowment represents payment to the

UNR Anthropology Department for services performed

by the Anthropology Research Museum for Intermountain

Research of Silver City, Nevada.



(5) Appoved the Self-Supporting Budget, School of Medi-

cine, as follows:



FAMILY MEDICINE



1995-96

1994-95 Budget

Actual Estimate

Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 87 $ 52,419

Revenue:

Indirect Cost Recovery 31,000 41,000

Transfer(s) In 100,620 75,000

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $131,707 $168,419



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries $ 9,477 $ 31,795

Fringe Benefits 3,203 20,114

Fringe Benefits 897 5,632

Wages 0 25,000

Fringe Benefits 300 0

Operating 27,500 38,200

Equipment 5,000 4,000

Remodeling 32,000 5,200

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $ 79,288* $136,600**

TRANSFER OUT 0 0

ENDING ACCOUNT BALANCE 52,419 31,819

TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $131,707 $168,419



*Out of Balance - Actual Total $ 78,077

**Out of Balance - Actual Total $130,241



(6) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at TMCC in the amount of $109,000 for

the following projects at TMCC:



Development/Foundation Office Remodel $26,000

Business & Industry Institute Computer Lab 15,000

1994-95 Campus Office Remodeling

(Personnel, Affirmative Action, Controller's

Office) 68,000



(7) Approved to grant an easement on the Main Station

Field Lab to Nevada Bell. The 275' x 12' foot ease-

ment, located in the southeast corner of the property

near Pembroke Lane, has been requested by Nevada Bell

to connect telephone cable to an existing line in

order to provide additional services to Hidden Valley.

Nevada Bell will pay $500 for the easement, which is

considered fair value.



(8) PTI Broadcasting, Inc., doing business as KQLO, is

selling the radio station and is requesting the as-

signment of the lease on the tower site, located at

the Main Station Field Lab owned by UNR. PTI is cur-

rently paying UNR $12,500 annually for the "towersite

lease".



Approved an assignment of the towersite lease to the

prospective buyers.



(9) Approved the purchase of a duplex located at 2420

Comstock Drive at a purchase price of $99,000. A

recent appraisal indicates a value of $99,000. The

property is located at the north end of the Reno

Campus and is in the Campus Master Plan for acquisi-

tion.



Funds for purchase will come from the Campus Property

Acquisition Account.



(10) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 5, Chapter 16,

Section 410.0 of the Constitution of the Associated

Students, University of Nevada, Reno, as contained in

Ref. C-10, filed in the Regents' Office.



This question was approved by the UNR student body

during the March 1995 ASUN elections.



(11) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



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

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: March 1, 1992 to June 30, 1997

Amount : Reducing money from $641,856 to

$585,864

Purpose : Amendment No. 1. Riparian Hy-

drology Research.



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

Library and Archives (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1996 through June 30,

1997

Amount : None

Purpose : Library to make available one

finished storage room to be used

as a television classroom and one

office room for a period of one

year.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Army

National Guard (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Changing termination date from

March 29, 1996 to September 30,

1995

Amount : Reducing money from $41,731.56

to $28,274.14

Purpose : Amendment No. 1. Natural Re-

sources Management Plan.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department

of Human Resources/SRC - Sierra Regional Center

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1996

Amount : $10,400 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide psychology doctor-

al candidates to Sierra Regional

Center for full range of psycho-

logical services.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/SRD - Sierra Developmental Center

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1996

Amount : $18,720 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide psychology doctor-

al candidates to Sierra Develop-

mental Center for full range of

psychological services.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Child & Family Serv-

ices (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1996

Amount : $72,166 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Partners in Parenting Program.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene &

Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1996

Amount : $11,000 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide one psychology

doctoral candidate intern to

Rural Clinics offices.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene &

Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1996

Amount : $120,000 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Prevocational Assessment and

Training Rehabilitation Program.



I. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene &

Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1996

Amount : $160,000 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Social Transition and Employ-

ment Program.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene &

Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1997

Amount : $215,722 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Consumer Outcomes and Satisfac-

tion Program.



K. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Conservation & Natural Resources/Division of

Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Extending termination date from

September 30 through December

31, 1995

Amount : $40,000 to UNR

Purpose : Time amendment. 93-4.95 Manifest

/BRS/RCRIS Data Support.



L. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Conservation & Natural Resources/Division of

Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: October 1, 1995 through August 1,

1997

Amount : $90,480 to UNR

Purpose : 95-97 BRS/Manifest/RCRIS Data

Support.



M. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

Department of Human Resources/Division of Mental

Hygiene & Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1996

Amount : $175,000 maximum to Medical

School

Purpose : Medical School to provide psychi-

atric coverage to MHMR's Rural

Clinics.



N. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

Department of Human Resources/Division of Child &

Family Services (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1996

Amount : $5,600 to Medical School

Purpose : Special requirement for resi-

dency training in Psychiatry

Program.



O. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

Department of Human Resources/Health Division

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to March

31, 1996

Amount : $30,000 to Medical School

Purpose : National Health Service Corps

Fellowship Project - to provide

up to 43 medical, physician as-

sistant or nurse midwife students

the opportunity of up to 4 weeks

of clinical training.



P. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada State

Department of Education (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to

November 1, 1995

Amount : $3,000 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to provide ongoing consulta-

tion regarding effectiveness of

specific data collection improve-

ment activities.



Q. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Department of

Human Resources/Welfare Division (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1997

Amount : $569,296 maximum to UNLV

Purpose : Public Data Research Program.



R. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Clark County

Sanitation District, City of Henderson and the

City of Las Vegas (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: One year after approval by Board

Amount : $72,327 maximum to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to investigate and analyze

water quality factors affecting

the Las Vegas Wash and Las Vegas

Bay.



S. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the Governor's

Committee on Employment of People with Disabili-

ties (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1996

Amount : $5,240.64 to TMCC

Purpose : TMCC to lease office space

located at 4001 South Virginia

Street, Reno, to Governor's

Committee.



T. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene &

Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1996

Amount : $20,000 maximum to TMCC

Purpose : Course for Mental Health Techni-

cians.



U. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1996

Amount : $34,000 maximum to TMCC

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker Program.



V. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada Divi-

sion of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Extending termination date to

June 30, 1996

Amount : Increase money from $6,000 to

$12,000 maximum to WNCC

Purpose : Amendment - Ecological Survey of

the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

in Nevada.



W. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1996

Amount : $45,000 maximum to WNCC

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker Program.



X. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Department

of Human Resources/Welfare Division (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June

30, 1997

Amount : $139,380 to CCSN

Purpose : Provide educational services to

Welfare clients.



Y. UCCSN Board of Regents/DRI and the Department of

Conservation & Natural Resources/Division of

Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Extending termination date

through December 31, 1996

Amount : $65,000 to DRI

Purpose : Amendment No. 1 - Urban Strategy

for the Truckee Meadows Instream

Flow Bank.



Z. UCCSN Board of Regents/DRI and the Department of

Conservation & Natural Resources/Division of

Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1996

Amount : $49,758 to DRI

Purpose : Ambient air quality and quality

assurance.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda, and approv-

al of the prepared agenda with items as specified throughout

the meeting. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved the 1995-96 Operating Budget



Vice Chancellor Anderes presented the 1995-96 UCCSN Operat-

ing Budget. Campus Presidents reported on their institu-

tional plans for expenditure from the increased registration

fee revenue.



Dr. Anderes informed the Board that at its meeting in June

the Biennial Budget was discussed and at this meeting the

Biennial Budget has been translated into the Operating Budg-

et for the current fiscal year. The Operating Budget is a

detailed fiscal plan, which includes the self-supporting

budgets and overall summaries for all institutions. During

the October Board meeting Dr. Anderes stated he would be

discussing with the Board the process for the 1997-99 Bi-

ennial Budget. During the next several months there will

be much discussion and information on the budget process

presented to the Board for its consideration.



Dr. Anderes related that the $3 student fee increase has

been allocated throughout the System with 48.6% being al-

located to student services including health care, computer

labs, financial aid administration; 32.2% being allocated

to academic support with the majority for library support;

and 13.4% to instructional support, primarily for Campus

security. He requested each of the Presidents to report

on the allocation plans at their respective institutions.



President Crowley informed the Board that UNR appointed a

committee which included ASUN officers, GSA executive com-

mittee, 3 Vice Presidents and the Dean of Libraries. All

ideas were brought forth before this committee to allocate

$726,253 and the committee presented the following issues

that need to be addressed with this allocation, and which

President Crowley has approved: library hours expanded,

computer lab hours expanded, printing services, computer

lab, network assistant, 2 financial aid officers with

funding and equipment, 3 police officers with equipment,

escort services, and child care.



President Harter informed the Board that UNLV's allocations

are similar to UNR's, but added additional staff to public

safety (4 bicycle officers and a dispatcher), library serv-

ice hours extended on weekends and during examination times,

tutoring services expanded, expansion of the programming

for the multi-cultural office, and computer services for

students.



President Remington informed the Board that a commitee was

appointed to include the Vice Presidents, Student Associa-

tion Officers, and Faculty Senate Chairmen (current and

former). The committee recommended an elevated position

for the Learning Resources Center, a position for job place-

ment along with extended hours, and security.



President Wright informed the Board that he has met with

the Dean of Student Services and the Student Association

President (current and former). Their recommendations are

for a financial aid counselor, library services expanded,

tutoring services expanded, security, computer lab, SIS

specialist, and a student government advisor.



President Randolph informed the Board that he has met with

the Student Association President, faculty and students who

have recommended teaching assistants, expansion of the li-

brary, security and custodial services.



Chairman Graves stated that several months ago he had fac-

similied information regarding Campus security and safety

projects to each of the Presidents and wondered if any

Campus had followed through on this endeavor. President

Crowley responded that he had received the information and

delegated to the appropriate staff; he will follow up on

this. Chairman Graves requested the Chancellor to follow

up on this prospect. UNLV Vice President for Finance and

Administration Norval Pohl responded that a Campus demon-

stration has been scheduled for this product and would be

willing to share the information with other institutions.



Dr. Eardley emphasized that if this $3 student fee increase

had not been in effect, the above suggestions would not be

implemented at the institutions.



President Moore informed the Board that library hours have

been expanded by 20%; the hiring of librarians, who will

not be in the library per se, but in the computer labs,

because the reference section is now computer generated;

and an additional 6 counselors that would respond to the

System, not just to CCSN.



Dr. Anderes proceeded to highlight the Operating Budget

and reported that approximately 50% of the budget is being

allocated to instructional purposes. The Expenditures by

Object shows how UCCSN expends its funding; most of it

pertains to personnel and labor. There is a 10% growth in

full-time equivalent positions. He noted that DRI's in-

formation may be a little misleading and explained that

5 of the positions listed relate to the weather modifica-

tion program which does not follow the normal budget proc-

ess because it is presented to the Interim Finance Commit-

tee for consideration each year.



President Taranik explained that in 1982-83 Nevada experi-

enced severe flooding and the weather modification program

was removed from the base budget by then Governor Richard

Bryan. The Interim Finance Committee has been allowed to

consider this budget item each year since. Mrs. Price

stated that the purpose of the Interim Finance Committee

was to consider unforeseen circumstances to the budget.

Dr. Taranik agreed, but stated that this has become an

historical process that the Legislature and the Governor

have accepted.



Dr. Anderes proceeded to explain that UCCSN received

$20,000,000 for equipment in one-shot funding at the Board

of Regents' request. Financial aid received $3,500,000

for this fiscal year and is allocated on the basis of need.



The State of Nevada did step up and provide a much greater

share of the General Fund to higher education. At the

Community College level the share was certainly increased

and at the University level the non-resident tuition in-

crease has allowed for a greater share for the students.



Upon questioning, Dr. Anderes explained that registration

and tuition fee increases were based on an attempt to do

more for the students. There are other miscellaneous

student fees but they do not alter these figures. Dr.

Anderes stated that there are other costs that the stu-

dents bear and those costs should be reviewed in conjunc-

tion with the total cost of education and for the next

biennial budget process. The student fee increase only

relates to the cost of instruction.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned what UCCSN was doing about making

these student fee increases understandable by the general

public. Higher education in Nevada is a good deal for stu-

dents and UCCSN needs to spread this information to the

citizens of Nevada. Mrs. Berkley suggested holding "town

meetings" to inform the general public.



Mrs. Price requested an aggregate figure of all the stu-

dent fee increases.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the 1995-96 Operating Budget.

Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved Adjustment to UCCSN Salary Schedules



UCCSN professional salary schedules are contained in Title

4, Chapter 3, Section 22 of the Board of Regents' Handbook.

Board policy calls for salary schedules to be reviewed at

least biennially.



Chancellor Jarvis recommended that the current salary

schedules be adjusted to reflect the 4% cost of living

increase adopted by the 1995 Legislature as reflected in

Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office. A review of all

salary schedules will be conducted over the next year and

recommendations for additional changes will be brought

forward at the conclusion of that review.



Mrs. Berkley requested a review of those faculty members

who are at the top of the range and cannot compete for

merit. Chancellor Jarvis stated that this will be part

of the review over the next year and reported back to

the Board.



A discussion was held regarding the membership of the

Regents Budget and Finance Committee and Mrs. Gallagher

stated that the selection of members to serve on a com-

mittee or the decision to have a Committee of the Whole

is at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. Mrs.

Price voiced her objection to changing the membership of

the Budget and Finance Committee from a Committee of the

Whole to selected membership.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the adjustment to UCCSN Salary

Schedules to reflect the 4% cost of living increase adopted

by the 1995 State Legislature. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion

carried.



10. Accepted Report on Officer Salary Considerations



In accordance with Board policy, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section

23.4.f, Chancellor Jarvis presented recommendations on exec-

utive salaries to include Presidents, Vice Chancellors,

General Counsel and Secretary of the Board.



Also in accordance with Board policy, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 23.4.a and b, Chancellor Jarvis presented informa-

tion on the salaries of Campus Vice Presidents and Deans.



Chancellor Jarvis noted that the recommendations on the

executive salaries for the President, Vice Chancellors,

General Counsel and Secretary of the Board would be brought

before the Board at its October meeting for final consider-

ation. The recommendations are filed in the Regents' Of-

fice. As information only, he reported the salaries of the

institutional Vice Presidents and Deans, which are filed in

the Regents' Office. The cost of living adjustments have

been incorporated into the information.



Chancellor Jarvis explained the background information on

setting the salaries in that the salary ranges are set

around the median on the salary schedules. If a person

is new to the position without much experience, then the

salary is between Minimum and Q1; if a person has experi-

ence then the salary is placed at the Median; if a person

has served over several years the salary is placed between

Q1 and Maximum.



Mrs. Price questioned whether there are in place management

structures that would address the perceived conflict of in-

terest based on the DRI Vice President for Finance and Ad-

ministration and the Chancellor. Chancellor Jarvis respond-

ed that the salary for the DRI Vice President for Finance

and Administration is recommended by the DRI President and

approved by the Board Chairman.



Chancellor Jarvis explained the Principles of Performance

Evaluations for Merit and noted that 1) don't make small

differences appear meaningful; 2) doing a good job is the

normal expectation; 3) the process depends on a current

job description, a Performance Evaluation of the past

year, and a Performance Program for the coming year; 4)

performance rating by supervisors on 4 levels: unsatis-

factory, satisfactory, commendable and outstanding; and

5) merit awards on 2 levels: Single and double "share".



Dr. Eardley moved to accept the report with action on the

executive salaries to be brought forward for Board con-

sideration at the October Board of Regents meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded.



Mr. Alden commended the Chancellor on a very thorough

presentation. Mr. Klaich stated that he was very pleased

to see a differential between the Presidents, because it

reflects the various levels of responsibilities of these

positions. The methodology supports the procedure in that

UCCSN should pay its employees for performing a good job.

Chairman Graves added that the System Administration was

well led by example and stated that the presentation was

well thought out and reflects UCCSN's accountability.



Motion carried.



11. Information Only: Closed Session



Upon motion by Dr. Derby, seconded by Mr. Klaich, the Board

moved to a closed session at 12:15 P.M. for the discussion

of the character, alleged misconduct, professional compe-

tence, or physical or mental health of employee(s) of the

UCCSN, in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The open meeting reconvened at 1:30 P.M. Friday, September 8,

1995 with all Regents present.



12. Approved the Sale of Bonds, UNR



Approved the authorization of the sale of $1,400,000 Uni-

versity and Community College System of Nevada Universi-

ties Revenue Bonds (University of Nevada, Reno - Student

Union) Series September 1, 1995. Bond Counsel presented

information on the opening of the bids, which is filed

in the Regents' Office, and a recommendation for the sale

be awarded to Zion's Bank at the average interest rate of

5.06%.



Chairman Graves noted that Zion's Bank is located in Utah

and questioned whether there were any Nevada laws that

would require a local banking institution to be given

preference. Mr. John Swendseid, Bond Counsel, responded

that there is a construction contracts law that requires

Nevada construction companies be given preference, but it

does not apply to banking contracts. He noted that all

bidders were from out of state.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the sale of bonds for UNR's

Student Union to Zion's Bank. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



13. Approved Chancellor Salary Consideration



Approved that Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis would receive

the 4% cost of living authorized for State employees by

the 1975 Nevada State Legislature, making his base salary

$171,600.



Mr. Alden moved approval of Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis

to receive the 4% cost of living adjustment. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approved Chancelor Evaluation Procedure



At the June, 1995 meeting, the Chancellor Evaluation Pro-

cedure was presented for information with action to follow

at the September meeting. Chairman Graves presented the

principles for evaluation of the Chancellor, as contained

in Ref. D, filed with the permanent minutes.



Chairman Graves will act as Chairman of the Evaluation Com-

mitte and appointed Dr. James Eardley and Dr. Jill Derby to

also serve.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the Chancellor's Evaluation

Procedure. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved System Administration Organization and Staffing,

1995-96



Chancellor Jarvis presented a review of the organizational

structure of the System Administration. Plans for reorgani-

zation for 1995-96 include elimination of the Director of

Community College Affairs position and establishment of two

Deputy to the Chancellor positions. The Chancellor sought

approval for the appointment of Karen Steinberg as Deputy

to the Chancellor for Planning and Policy Analysis, effec-

tive immediately, and authorization to recruit for a Deputy

for External Relations. The plan for 1995-96 also calls

for recruitment of a budget analyst and establishment of a

student intern program in the System Administration. The

Chancellor's report is contained in Ref. E, filed with the

permanent minutes.



Chancellor Javis distributed the System Administration

Organizational Chart for 1994-95 and a proposed chart for

1995-96. With this proposal, the System Administration is

almost back to the staffing levels of 1987. He reported

that the Internal Audit Department received funding from

the 1995 Nevada State Legislature for 2 additional staff

members. He has eliminated the position of Community

College Director because it is very important for the

Chancellor to work directly with the Community College

Presidents. Chancellor Jarvis informed the Board that

he has recruited former WNCC President Anthony Calabro

as a Regents' Professor and has employed Dr. Mike Hardy,

WNCC Mathematics instructor, to work part time on K-12

initiatives and math initiatives.



Chancellor Jarvis explained the proposed position of the

Deputy to the Chancellor for Planning and Policy Analysis,

in that the officer would report directly to the Chancel-

lor and work very closely with the Chancellor. He recom-

mended Mrs. Karen Steinberg for this position with the

following responsibilities: institutional research,

personnel, diversity, planning and policy analysis.



Chancellor Jarvis explained the proposed position of the

Deputy to the Chancellor for External Relations with the

following responsibilities: external issues management,

governmental relations, media relations, and corporate

relations. The current Public Information Officer would

report to this position. The Deputy position would be

located in the System Administration Office in Las Vegas

because of the tremendous growth in southern Nevada and

it is important for this position to demonstrate the need

to be connected to the entire UCCSN. Chancellor Jarvis

proceeded to describe the responsibilities.



Chancellor Jarvis explained that the Deputy to the Chancel-

lor for External Relations and the Student Intern Program

would be paid from the salary allocation of the Director

of Community College Affairs.



Chancellor Jarvis introduced Ms. Monique Scott as the

System Administration's first student intern. She is a

Marketing major at UNR and has been working with the

Academic and Student Affairs and the Finance and Admin-

istration Departments.



He stated that technology and health care will need atten-

tion in the future. A Systemwide technology committee

has been developed and is addressing technology issues

until further consideration is given to creating such a

position. UCCSN has become a major provider of health

care because of the School of Medicine and the medical

health research being performed in this state. Task

forces, consultants, and researchers are addressing medical

issues until such time when it is necessary to creat a posi-

tion.



Upon questioning, Chancellor Jarvis stated that there will

not be any financial burden to the System Administration

for the newly created positions for this fiscal year, be-

cause the funding is coming from already existing funds.

Chairman Graves directed the Chancellor to bring a pro-

posal for future funding before the Board for consideration.



In reviewing the organizational charts provided by Chan-

cellor Jarvis, Mrs. Gallagher noted that the Internal and

External Audit functions should report directly to the

Board of Regents. It is inappropriate for auditors not to

report to the Board and she directed the Chancellor to make

this change on the chart and in the Board of Regents' Hand-

book.



Mrs. Price agreed with Mrs. Gallagher and emphasized that

the auditors need to be independent and have direct report-

ing lines to the Board of Regents, with day-to-day opera-

tions being handled by the Chancellor.



Upon questioning, Chancellor Jarvis stated that the Deputy

to the Chancellor for External Relations would have a

working relationship, as the current Vice Chancellors do,

with the institutional Presidents, but will not oversee

the Presidents. This position serves as staff to the Chan-

cellor. Also, this position is not a political position,

rather it is a position that will represent the Chancellor

and the System in southern Nevada as an employee of the

System Administration. A master's degree is preferred;

however, there may be someone who is experienced and ar-

ticulate with many publics that may only have a bachelor's

degree. Chancellor Jarvis stated that he would appoint a

search committee that will make a recommendation for con-

sideration by the Chancellor.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the System Administration Organ-

ization and Staffing for 1995-96. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



16. Approved Board Standing Committees



Chancellor Jarvis reviewed the current duties of the six

standing committees of the Board as defined in Article VI,

Section 3 of the Regents By-Laws (Title 1, page 6). He

proposed for discussion changes in the charges to the Aca-

demic, Research and Student Affairs Committee and the Budget

and Finance Committee, inclusion of the Status of Women Com-

mittee in a broader framework that also addresses issues of

diversity and safety, and elimination of the Legislative Li-

aison Committee (see Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office).



Mr. Klaich suggested that enrollment management, tuition

and fee policy development, and student financial aid con-

siderations be heard by the full Board.



Chairman Graves stated that the objective of the standing

committees is to perform an extensive study of the issues

and bring the findings to the full Board for a full debate

and discussion of the issues. Mr. Klaich emphasized that

the debates and discussions are meaningful and significant.



Mrs. Gallagher suggested that the committees schedule their

meetings outside of the regularly scheduled Board of Regents

meetings and bring recommendations to the full Board at that

time. She did not feel that the proposed committee struc-

ture would hamstring the Board, but the committee will gath-

er information for Board consideration.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she would be willing to give the

committees a chance to work at this new level.



Mrs. Price stated that with regard to the Budget and Plan-

ning Committee, it should remain as a Committee of the

Whole because the issues of that Committee are very im-

portant for all Board members to consdier. The Chancellor's

proposal is a movement from a broader decision-making group

to a smaller decision-making group. She relayed that her

concern with a smaller group is that ownership comes about

with serving as a member on such a committee. There tends

to be little discussion following the committee reports

made to the full Board.



With regard to the State Interim Finance Committee, Mrs.

Price stated that she felt it would be found to be uncon-

stitutional. The Board of Regents is a constitutionally

elected board, and if there is discussion to be made, it

should be made by all the representatives of the Board.

She stated that this movement does not broaden the educa-

tion, but is narrowed by this. She stated that she would

oppose the proposed change in making the Budget and Plan-

ning Committee a committee of limited membership.



Dr. Derby stated that she did share some of Mrs. Price's

concerns. The streamlining of the committees is important,

but one of the principles is inclusive and discussions

should be held on the major issues. However, she stated

that she was willing to give this process a chance to work.

It needs to be made clear that the committee reports and

recommendations are just that to the full Board and should

be noted that it would take up a significant amount of time

on the Board's regular agenda.



Mrs. Gallagher suggested that the committee reports and rec-

ommendations outline the pros and cons to every issue. The

committees should gather the pertinent information and pre-

sent it to the full Board for consideration.



Chairman Graves stated that the quality of the committee's

work would be improved, and the committee would then be-

come a panel of experts to report to the full Board in a

reduced format.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Board Standing Committees

as presented. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Dr. Derby raised her concern of having less than 5 members

to serve on the committees. Chairman Graves explained that

he did not wish to overwork the members of the Board. Dr.

Eardley emphasized the importance of committee members par-

ticipating on the committees in which they have been as-

signed.



Dr. Derby suggested that the name "Campus Climate Committee"

be changed to "Campus Environment Committee".



Mr. Klaich amended the motion to reflect the name change to

the Campus Environment Committee. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Mrs. Price suggested that with regard to the Board's com-

mitment to openness and to distance education that the com-

mittee meetings be scheduled via video conference.



Motion carried. Mrs. Price opposed.



17. Approved the Regents Meeting Calendar, 1995-96



Approved the changes to the 1995-96 Board of Regents Meeting

Calendar. The 1995 Nevada State Legislature changed the

date for submission of the Biennial Budget requests to the

Governor's Office from September 1 to August 15. That will

necessitate a change in the Regents Calendar for Spring/Sum-

mer 1996; the October, November and January dates do not

change. The proposed calendar indicates seven meetings per

year, with one meeting held at each institution per year.

The proposed calendar and meeting locations are:



Board Meeting Date Location



October 19-20 Las Vegas (UNLV)

November 30 - December 1 Reno (UNR)

January 11-12 Las Vegas (DRI)

February 29 - March 1 Las Vegas (CCSN)

April 25-26 Carson City (WNCC)

June 27-28 Elko (NNCC)



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Regents Meeting Calendar

for 1995-96 as presented. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



Mrs. Sparks suggested a January meeting in the future be

scheduled in Elko so participants could attend the Cowboy

Poetry Gathering.



Chairman Graves noted that although the calendar lists 2-day

meetings, he will try to hold the meetings to 1 day; there-

fore, it is important for those participating in the meet-

ings to schedule travel plans accordingly.



18. Approved the Institutional Name Change, NNCC



Approved an institutional name change from Northern Nevada

Community College to Great Basin College. Ref. H is filed

in the Regents' Office.



President Remington informed the Board that NNCC had sur-

veyed the community, faculty, staff and students and have

found strong support for this name change (88% of returned

surveys were in support).



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the name change from

Northern Nevada Community College to Great Basin College.

Dr. Derby seconded.



Mrs. Price stated that she did not object to the name

change, but questioned how the Board could make such a

decision without guidelines or policy and requested that

this issue be reviewed. Mrs. Gallagher stated that this

was a movement by the College and the community which was

then brought before the Board of Regents for consideration.



Dr. Derby stated that she was very supportive of the name

change and emphasized the importance of the Community Col-

lege mission.



Mrs. Sparks stated that this name change came from the

institution. It is not the Board's purpose to create

policy regarding name changes. She stated that this would

be considered micro-managing of the institution. She

stated that Great Basin College is a wonderful "Nevada"

name, and strongly supported the motion.



Motion carried.



19. Approved Appointment, UNLV



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Norval

Pohl as Vice President for Finance and Administration at

UNLV, effective July 1, 1995, at a salary of $116,000. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



20. Approved Reorganization, TMCC



President Wright presented a preliminary assessment of

TMCC's administrative needs and plans for a transitional

administrative team. Ref. I is filed in the Regents'

Office.



With regard to Dr. Rita Gubanich, who served as Interim

President of TMCC prior to Dr. Wright's arrival, Dr. Wright

stated that she has had the most difficult of tasks, with

hardly any credit, while presiding as Interim President,

because she also served as Vice President for Finance and

Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Wright stated

that he has a great deal of confidence in the leadership

of TMCC and is delighted to have Dr. Gubanich on his ad-

ministrative team.



Dr. Wright requested approval of the following Interim

Vice President appointments at TMCC:



Linda Stetter Academic & Student Affairs $56,214

Paula Ringkob Resource Management $78,314



He noted that Ms. Stetter and Ms. Ringkob have agreed that

they would not apply for the permanent positions.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the TMCC reorganization and the

Interim Vice President appointments. Mrs. Gallagher sec-

onded. Motion carried.



21. Approved Appointment and Resolution, TMCC



Dr. Eardley read the following resolution honoring Dr. Rita

Gubanich:



RESOLUTION #95-11



WHEREAS, between the Fall of 1994 and the Summer of

1995, Dr. Rita Gubanich served as Interim President

of Truckee Meadows Community College with great

distinction and selfless dedication; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Rita Gubanich skillfully led the College

with forward-looking commitment during a difficult

transition period; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Rita Gubanich created and developed

positive and innovative communication channels be-

tween all Campus constituencies; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Rita Gubanich, in concert with her

Presidential peers and the Chancellor, successfully

advocated the needs of the College during the 1995

Legislative Session; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Rita Gubanich enhanced partnerships with

community advisory groups for the benefit of the Col-

lege which resulted in significant monetary donations

to the College; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT



RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents extend their ad-

miration and appreciation to Dr. Rita Gubanich for

exemplary service to Truckee Meadows Community College

and the University and Community College System of

Nevada.



Approved the appointment of Dr. Rita Gubanich as Vice

President for Planning and Development at TMCC, effective

August 21, 1995, at a salary of $90,000.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the resolution and the ap-

pointment of Dr. Rita Gubanich as Vice President for Plan-

ning and Development at TMCC, effective August 21, 1995,

at a salary of $90,000. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion

carried.



22. Approved Appointment, UNR



Approved the establishment of the position of Vice Presi-

dent for Research at the University of Nevada, Reno and

the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Hunter, effective July 1,

1995. President Crowley added that Dr. Hunter's salary

would be increased by 10% for a total of $120,000.



Mr. Alden moved approval of establishment of the position

of Vice President of Research at UNR and the appointment

of Dr. Kenneth Hunter, effective July 1, 1995, at a salary

of $120,000. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Mrs. Price stated for the record that she would abstain

from the vote because she is a graduate student at UNR.



Motion carried.



23. Approved Handbook Changes, Student Fees, School of Medicine



Approved changes in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 10, Student Fees at the University of Nevada School of

Medicine, effective Fall, 1995. This constitutes an in-

crease due to the policy holder increasing rates. The

School of Medicine attempted to find comparable coverage

at a lesser cost to the students and was not successful.

Ref. J is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding student fees at the School of Medicine. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved Decentralization of Accounts Payable, CCSN



Approved the decentralization of the Accounts Payable for

CCSN from Business Center South to the Campus. This oper-

ation has been handled by BCS in the past, but with the

growth at CCSN, it would be more efficient for the Campus

to have the services provided on the premises.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the decentralization of the

Accounts Payable for CCSN from Business Center South to

the Campus. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



25. Report and Recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic, Research &

Student Affairs Committee was made by Regent Shelley

Berkley, Chairman.



The following action items were reported to and approved

by the Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee at

its September 7, 1995 meeting:



1. Approval of UCCSN Organizational Units

2. Changes to Existing Academic Programs, UNLV

3. Discussion of Committee Members' Items of Interest



The Committee agreed that they should establish priorities

and focus on a few issues. The Committee discussed the fol-

lowing issues:



Vice Chancellor Richardson will revise a list of issues

and a timetable to be presented for discussion at the

next Committee meeting.



It was suggested that the Committee learn more about

Campus activities through presentations or Campus

visits.



A one day academic retreat which highlights 2 or 3

issues and includes small group discussions was pro-

posed.



(See Committee minutes for detailed information.)



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Com-

mittee. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



26. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee was made

by Regent Mark Alden, Chairman.



The following information and action items were reported to

and approved by the Audit Committee at its September 1, 1995

meeting:



1. Committee Charge

2. 1995-96 Internal Audit Department Work Schedule



The Committee discussed the following issues:



A report from Deloitte & Touche on the current year

end (1994-95) will be ready in late November.



Only substantive exception in Internal Audit reports

will be discussed in Committee meetings. Full reports

and all exceptions will continue to be sent to the

Committee.



(See Committee minutes for detailed information.)



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Phillips seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



27. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee was made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman.



The following information and action items were reported

to and approved by the Budget and Finance Committee at its

September 1, 1995 meeting:



1. Committee Charge

2. FY 96 Operating Budget

3. FY 96 Salary Changes and Salary Schedules

4. Revision of System Office Budget Structure



The Committee discussed the following issues:



Academic planning reviews by UNR, DRI and NNCC will

continue as scheduled.



Planning reviews at WNCC, TMCC, CCSN and UNLV will be

presented by end of academic year after new Presidents

confer with Campus staff members.



Law School Study to be directed by the Chancellor.



CUFS and current accounting systems are the purview

of the Chancellor. The quarterly UCCSN Exceptions

Reports will be reviewed by the Vice Chancellor and

System Financial Officers and reported to the Chan-

cellor.



Athletic expenditures and resources are responsibili-

ties of the Campus Presidents.



Study of Financing of Higher Education -- be directed

by Board of Regents; Statewide Committee to include

Legislators.



System should consider another bill draft for carryover

funds.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Sparks

seconded.



Mr. Klaich suggested that the Law School Study be conducted

in a coordinated fashion. President Harter agreed and

stated that UNLV intends to coordinate this project with

the System Administration and will keep the Board members

apprised. Chancellor Jarvis stated that a formal plan/

proposal is being developed and will be brought before the

Board. Mr. Klaich encouraged the members of the Board and

staff to address this issue with an open mind and conduct

discussions that would encompass broad opportunities for

whose who wish to receive a legal education with available

resources. Chancellor Jarvis agreed and stated that a

feasibility study and a proposal will be submitted to the

Legislative Counsel Bureau for consideration. President

Harter stated that a private organization is interested

in opening a Law School for profit in southern Nevada and

she will be meeting with them to discuss the issue.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she had met with this organization

and there is strong support for a Law School in southern

Nevada. As a Board member, she would like to see this Law

School under the UCCSN.



Motion carried.



28. Public Comment



Dr. Eardley expressed his appreciation to Chancellor Jarvis,

Vice Chancellor Anderes, Vice Chancellor Richardson, the

Presidents and staffs for all their diligent work during

the Legislative Session.



Mrs. Price expressed her appreciation to President Crowley

and commented on the amount of time he spent during the

very last days of the Session at the Legislature.



Chairman Graves added that it was a collective effort by

many persons, including the Nevada Faculty Alliance.



Mr. Dennis Tupper approached the Board with his concerns

regarding the $57 health service fee that has been imple-

mented at UNR. As a parent of two children, he is very

concerned about this fee which has caused one of his

children torment and frustration as a non-paying student

of this new and unfair student fee. He requested an

agenda item to fully discuss this issue with the Board

members.



President Crowley reminded the members of the Board that

this item came before the Board for action after consider-

ation by representative bodies, who all unanimously agreed

to this fee. They believe that this fee is the right

thing to do to keep the Student Health Service functioning

at UNR. ASUN has agreed to take a closer look at this

issue and has commissioned a study. In addition, the

Student Health Service will conduct a survey on this mat-

ter. President Crowley stated that he felt it is pre-

mature for the Board to take action on this issue at this

time. He suggested that the Board wait for the results of

the above mentioned endeavors.



Chairman Graves suggested that Mr. Tupper contact the Chan-

cellor and that this issue go before the appropriate Re-

gents' Committee for discussion. At this time, Chairman

Graves stated that he was not proposing that this issue

come back to the full Board.



29. New Business



Mrs. Sparks requested information regarding San Joaquin

Community College of California recruiting in Nevada.

President Moore acknowledged this was happening.



Mrs. Berkley commented that the agenda was well prepared

and complimented Mr. Graves on his first meeting as

Chairman.



Mrs. Berkley questioned what the protocol was when a Regent

wished to visit an institution or request information from

the institution(s). Chancellor Jarvis encouraged the mem-

bers of the Board to contact the President to let him know

in advance of the visit to the institution. Unannounced

visits are very stressful for the institutions. When re-

questing information, Chancellor Jarvis encouraged the

members of the Board to contact the President.



Chairman Graves commented that the news clipping packet

distributed by the Public Information Officer, Connie

Howard, has greatly improved and he extended his appre-

ciation.



Mrs. Sparks informed the Board that she attended President

Wright's meeting with the faculty at the beginning of the

Fall semester and she felt a sense of warmth and energy at

TMCC, and was very impressed with her visit. She wished

President Wright and his faculty and staff much success.



Mr. Phillips extended his welcome to the 3 new Presidents

and personally congratulated Dr. Rita Gubanich.



The meeting adjourned at 4:20 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

09-08-1995