September 10-11, 1987
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
September 10-11, 1987
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium
Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.
Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman
Mr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos
Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
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 Chairs Patty Crookham (NNCC),
Frank Hartigan (UNR), Beverly Funk (CCCC), Bill Marchant (UNLV),
Dale Pugsley (WNCC), Steve Wheatcraft (DRI), David Wilkins (TMCC)
and Jim Williams (Unit), and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Whitley at 10:40 A.M.
on Thursday, September 10, 1987.
President Berg introduced newly elected Faculty Senate
Chairman Ms. Patty Crookham.
President Meacham introduced Faculty Senate Chairman Beverly
Funk, newly elected ASCC President Lee Wilhelm and newly
appointed Dean of Educational Services Herbert E. Peebles.
President Crowley introduced newly appointed Vice President
of Academic Affairs Dennis Brown.
President Maxson introduced Faculty Senate Chairman Bill
Marchant and CSUN President Kirk Hendrick.
2. Chairman's Report
Chairman Whitley appointed the following committees for
Academic Affairs Committee
Joseph M. Foley, Chairman
Jo Ann Sheerin
Carolyn M. Sparks
Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman
Jo Ann Sheerin
Budget and Finance Committee
James Eardley, Chairman
Dorothy S. Gallagher
Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Dorothy S. Gallagher
Legislative Liaison Committee
Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
(Other members will be selected at a later date.)
DRI Liaison Committee
Joseph M. Foley, Chairman
Dorothy S. Gallagher
Because health care concerns have become a high priority of
Nevada and the Board of Regents, Chairman Whitley has cre-
ated a new Regent post, "Health Care Liaison Officer", and
assigned Regent Carolyn M. Sparks to that appointment.
Chairman Whitley announced that the Regents Workshop will be held
September 30 through October 2, 1987 in Laughlin, Nevada.
3. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:
(1) Approved the minutes of the special meeting held June
4, 1987, the regular meeting held June 25-26, 1987,
the special teleconference meeting held July 29, 1987,
and the special teleconference meeting held August 17,
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the addition of the following persons to the
WNCC Advisory Board:
Weldon J. Lary, Carson City
Robert Scott, Carson City
(4) Approved the continuation of tenure for Dr. James V.
Taranik as Professor of Geology and Geophysics in the
Department of Geological Sciences at UNR. Should Dr.
Taranik exercise the right of tenure at UNR, the sal-
ary would be commensurate with the top of the pay
model for a Professor of a B contract.
(5) Approved an additional year of leave without pay for
Michael S. Owens, DRI. He has been associated with
DRI for approximately 20 years and has served the In-
stitute well. He will be continuing his personal and
professional development during this time.
(6) Approved an additional housing allowance of $12,000
per year for Chancellor Dawson for housing in Las
Vegas. At its June, 1987 meeting, the Board author-
ized the Chancellor to seek a residence in the Las
Vegas area with the understanding that the housing
allowance would be increased at the time of purchase.
(7) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 1, Sec-
tion 9.4, Host Funds:
4. Host Funds
An annual host account of up to $5000 for the Chairman
of the Board of Regents and up to $2500 for the re-
maining members of the Board of Regents will be estab-
lished, to be used for official UNS hosting. These
accounts will be used to reimburse Regents for host
expenditure claims submitted to the Secretary of the
Board. Any amount above those stipulated must be ap-
proved by the Board.
(8) Approved the requirements for the UNS Early Retirement
Incentive Program for a 1-year notice of intent to
retire be waived for John H. Schilling in order for
Mr. Schilling to retire from UNR under the early re-
tirement program on October 1, 1987. Also approved
that Mr. Schilling be awarded the title Economic
Geologist Emeritus, to take effect upon his retire-
ment on October 1, 1987.
(9) Approved the addition of the following persons to the
Statewide Advisory Council on Water Resources Research
Karen Baggett, Carson City
Jo Anne C. Burrows, Las Vegas
William Carswell, Carson City
Mark Chilton, Elko
Lew Dodgion, Carson City
Myron Goldsworthy, Lovelock
M. Kent Hafen, Pahrump
Edward Hallenbeck, Boulder City
James Hawke, Carson City
Karen Hayes, Las Vegas
Dave Houston, Sacramento
Lawrence E. Jacobsen, Minden
Carl Johnson, Carson City
Omer L. King, Jr., Reno
Peter Lent, Reno
Donald Mahin, Reno
Leslie G. Mc Million, Las Vegas
Charles L. Meyer, Las Vegas
Peter G. Morros, Carson City
Wendell Newman, Carson City
Pat Pine, Las Vegas
Phil Seges, Reno
Donald (Pat) Shalmy, Las Vegas
Jack L. Stonehocker, Las Vegas
Charlie F. Vaughn, Las Vegas
Jim Weishaupt, Yerington
Roland Westegard, Carson City
Thomas R. C. Wilson, III, Reno
(10) Approved the addition of the following person to the
CCCC Advisory Board:
Mr. Bonar will replace Mr. Denny Weddle.
(11) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada State Library
Effective: May 1 to November 30, 1987
Amount : Not to exceed $4,050
Purpose : Produce a Statewide literacy needs
assessment to determine which areas
of the State require new or expanded
programs for adult non-readers.
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR College of Education and
Nevada State Library and Archives
Effective: August 1, 1987 to January 31, 1988
Amount : Not to exceed $950
Purpose : Produce a Manual on the Use of Oral
History as an Instructional Technique.
C. UNS Board of Regents/UN School of Medicine and
Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental
Health and Mental Retardation
Effective: July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988 with re-
Amount : Annualized maximum of $388,153
Purpose : Employment for 4 persons for the Di-
vision who shall also serve as faculty
for the School to provide clinical ex-
perience and training to the School's
1 Medical Coordinator at Nevada Mental
1 Sr. Psychiatrist at Lake's Crossing
2 Staff Psychiatrists at Nevada Mental
D. UNS Board of Regents/TMCC and Nevada State Health
Division, Department of Human Resources
Effective: August 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988 with
Amount : Maximum $17,000
Purpose : To provide Emergency Medical Techni-
E. UNS Board of Regents/UNR College of Business/
Bureau of Business and Economic Research and
Nevada Commission on Tourism
Effective: August 14, 1987 for one year
Amount : Not to exceed $5,120
Purpose : To collect, organize and report data
in order to analyze and track trends
in Nevada tourism.
F. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Effective: July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988
Amount : Not to exceed $12,500
Purpose : Special problems in wildlife manage-
G. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV Center for Business and
Economic Research and State Job Training Office
Effective: September 1, 1987 to August 31, 1988
Amount : Not to exceed $26,118.40
Purpose : Follow up survey on all JPTA Title III
and Adult Titles II A and Incentive
H. UNS Board of Regents/NNCC and Nevada State Health
Division, Department of Human Resources
Effective: August 31, 1987 to June 30, 1988
Amount : Maximum $15,750
Purpose : Emergency Medical Technican training.
I. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Department of Range,
Wildlife and Forestry and Nevada Department of
Effective: August 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988
Amount : Not to exceed $92,655
Purpose : Measure relationship between root
structure of riparian vegetation and
stream channel erosion.
J. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Bureau of Business and
Economic Research and Nevada Department of Taxa-
Effective: August 25 to December 31, 1987
Amount : Not to exceed $5,000
Purpose : Prepare Nevada's official population
estimate for 1987.
Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the the Consent Agenda with the
authority to change the order of items as specified through-
out the meeting. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson reported on the following issues:
The agenda for the Regents Workshop, scheduled for September
30 through October 2, 1987 in Laughlin, Nevada was outlined.
UNS officials and staff representing several Campuses have
volunteered to assist CCCC when it hosts the 1988 national
convention of the American Association of Community and
Junior Colleges (AACJC). It will be held April 23-27, 1988
at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The Chancellor's Office has offered to assit Nevada lawmak-
ers who are hosting the 1988 National Conference of State
Legislatures (NCSL) July 24-29, 1988. Thousands of State
lawmakers from throughout the nation will attend the week-
long event at Bally's in Reno.
A Systemwide "procedures" committee will be appointed by the
Chancellor to develop guidelines and a standard format for
Campus applications of grants from the estate fund. This
procedures committee will consist of 3 Presidents (1 Univer-
sity, 1 Community College, 1 Desert Research Institute), 5
faculty (2 Universities, 2 Community Colleges, 1 DRI), and
2 students (1 University, 1 Community College) representing
all State regions. Its recommendations will be forwarded
through the Chancellor to the UNS Estate Fund Advisory Com-
mittee when it is established. Composition of the UNS Es-
tate Fund Advisory Committee is defined by State law. Be-
cause no funds will be available until 1989, UNS has ample
time to develop a well-organized system for considering re-
quests for funds.
A search committee for the UNS Computer Center Executive
Director position will be formed soon; it will be composed
of 1 member from each Campus selected by the President, and
3 members from the UNSCC professional staff and a Chairman,
appointed by the Chancellor. A job description for the
position was developed by the Chancellor's Office in con-
sultation with all Campuses. It is anticipated a final
recommendation will be presented for consideration at the
January, 1988 Board meeting.
An equipment committee for the Chancellor's Office has been
formed. Public Information Director Pamela Galloway is the
Chairman of the Committee. The Committee is reviewing the
current equipment and updated equipment needs for the Chan-
Two UNS representatives have been appointed to the State
General Services Task Force Studying Statewide Telecommuni-
cations: Vice Chancellor Warren Fox, who is also Acting
Director of the Computer Center, and Dick Belaustegui, UNS
Telecommunications Network Director.
The newly formed Systemwide Affirmative Action Committee
has met to develop a common reporting format and will report
to Regents at their October Board meeting. In addition,
affirmative action concerns will receive high priority at
the annual Regents Workshop.
Philanthropist Claude Howard has offered to loan UNS funds
necessary to increase CCCC's new Allied Health Education
Center from 12,000 to 22,000 square feet.
The new facility, located on West Charleston Street in Las
Vegas, is situated on 80 acres of land given to CCCC by the
federal government to house education facilities. Chancel-
lor Dawson commended Regent Joseph Foley for his assistance
in planning development of the property, which could address
multi-Campus health care programs including the UNS School
of Medicine's new Family Clinic. President Meacham is de-
veloping a Master Plan for the site for presentation to
Regents at their October Board meeting in Las Vegas.
In a related matter, the Board of Regents has responded to
growing concerns about Nevada health care as it relates to
education demands by establishing a Systemwide task force.
That group will present a progress report on its 1987 activ-
ities -- including efforts o resolve nursing articulation
(transfer of credits) between Nevada's Community Colleges
and Universities -- at the Regents January, 1988 meeting.
Representatives of the National Science Foundation and con-
gressional aids conducted a site visit of NSF-funded re-
search projects this Summer, including newly funded EPSCoR
(Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
projects. NSF representatives described Nevada as "the
best EPSCoR State", he said.
Chancellor Dawson described several other "outreach" efforts
of the Chancellor's Office: the staff is working with the
Nevada Economic Development Commission to develop a collage
of photographs representating all 7 UNS institutions which
will be displayed in Nevada's new office in Japan. The
office is hosting a workshop for some 100 secretaries from
throughout UNS, to be held September 18, 1987. That effort
is being directed by Mary Lou Moser, Board Secretary.
Mrs. Gallagher commended Chancellor Dawson, Dr. Art Anderson
and others for their involvement in the EPSCoR projects, as
a fine example of inter-institution cooperation.
Mr. Klaich requested clarification that the estate fund will
not dovetail with the budget process, and that it will truly
be utilized as an enhancement fund. Chancellor Dawson con-
5. Approved the Report on Annual Performance Analysis of the
UNS Permanent Endowment Pool
Mrs. Edna Brigham, Endowment Director, and Mr. Matt Lincoln,
Cambridge Associates, presented the Annual Performance Anal-
ysis of the UNS Permanent Endowment Pool, filed with the
permanent minutes as Ref. F. Mrs. Janet Mac Donald, Deputy
Treasurer, presented the Operating Funds Performance Report,
filed in the Regents Office.
The University of Nevada System's Permanent Endowment Pool
increased by 25.3% in total return for the fiscal year 1986-
87. The Board of Regents reviewed the pool's annual invest-
ment performance which shows a cumulative total return of
119.3% since its inception 3 years ago. Mrs. Brigham stated
that the $20 million portfolio pooled in 1984 is now worth
$46 million, adding that it consistently outperforms Stand-
ard & Poor 500 and the Shearson-Lehman composite.
The pool is owned on a shares basis by the 7 UNS institu-
tions to boost returns, and 5% of the pool's market value
is returned to institutions early. Most of the endowed
funds are earmarked for scholarships, meaning students bene-
fit directly from the pool's growth.
The summary of the UNS Endowment Annual Performance Review
is as follows:
1. The 1986-87 endowment fund's results have exceeded our
objectives as stock and cash reserves have outperformed
the S & P 500 by 4.7% and bonds and reserves have out-
performed the Shearson Lehman Composite by 2.9%.
2. Both Sanford C. Bernstein and Concord Capital surpassed
their performance standards. Pacific Financial Research
was hired in February, 1987 and to date has under-per-
formed its performance standards.
3. Over the past year and a half the endowment has been di-
versified into both foreign stocks and bonds. These in-
vestments have provided returns superior to U. S. stocks
and bonds and increased the total fund's performance.
4. Over the full 3-year period since July 1, 1984, the
total fund has exceeded all of its objectives, outper-
forming an index fund portfolio by 14.1% and outper-
forming a large majority of other endowment funds.
5. Sanford C. Bernstein has surpassed its objectives while
Concord Capital equaled its objectives. Both managers
outperformed a large majority of other institutional
quality investment managers over the 3-year period.
6. The endowment's performance was hurt by the combined
performance of First Interstate and Pacific Financial.
To an extent, both managers are intended to be defensive
and provide protection in down markets that we have not
experienced over the past 3 years. However, the cost
of this insurance has been high.
Mrs. Janet Mac Donald reported that investment income for
operating funds averaged 8.49% in 1986-87 at a time when 90-
day treasury bills averaged 5.69%. She reported further
that since the beginning of the new investment and distri-
bution of income policy in 1984-85, daily cash balances had
increased from $45.3 million to $53.7 million in 1986-87.
6. Approved University Marshal, UNR
Approved the appointment of Mr. Rollan Doyle Melton to serve
as the Marshal of the University of Nevada-Reno. Mr. Melton
will replace Dr. Alessandro Dandini, who retired in May,
1987 after having served as Marshal for more than 25 years.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Rollan
Doyle Melton as the Marshal of the University of Nevada-
Reno. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Galla-
7. Approved Changes in the Professional Employees Retirement
Approved the following:
A. Termination of the present Section 403(b) retirement
plan known as UNS TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan, as of De-
cember 31, 1987.
B. Establishment of a new Section 401(a) retirement plan
with a Section 414(h)(2) "pick-up" as of January 1, 1988
to be known as the UNS Defined Contribution Retirement
C. Authorize System Officers to proceed with implemtation
of the plan concurrent with the filing of an Application
for Determination for Defined Contribution plan with the
Internal Revenue Service.
The current University of Nevada System TIAA-CREF Retirement
Plan is a contributory "defined contribution" plan, with
both the UNS and the employee each contributing 9.125% of
salary to the plan and with legislatively scheduled in-
creases up to 10% over the next 2 years. All UNS profes-
sional employees, other than those who participate in the
Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), are re-
quired to particpate in this plan immediately upon employ-
The plan operates under Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b)
and, as such, employee particpants may elect to have their
required contributions made on a tax-deferred basis under
agreements for salary reduction. Currently, the great
majority of participants have elected to have their contri-
butions remitted on this basis.
The System Compensation Committee, in consultation with
TIAA-CREF (the currently retirement plan fund sponsor), is
proposing that a new retirement plan be established as of
January 1, 1988. The plan, to be known as the University
of Nevada System Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, would
have the same provisions as the current plan; however, the
plan would be "qualified" under Internal Revenue Code Sec-
tion 401(a) and would provide for a UNS "pick-up" of requir-
ed employee contributions in accordance with Internal Reve-
nue Code Section 414(h)(2). The Board of Regents has the
authority to establish such a plan under NRS 286.808.
Under Section 414(h)(2), the UNS would pay employee contri-
butions as well as the employer contributions. Under Nevada
law, an employee's gross salary would be required to be re-
duced by the amount of the "pick-up". This gross salary
before reduction would be retained as the yardstick for
measuring all benefits related to salary, including salary
increases. It is important to mention that, unlike the cur-
rent plan, salary reduction under Section 414(h)(2) would
be required of all employee participants and that all pro-
fessional employees, except those participating in PERS,
would be required to participate.
A qualified plan has 2 features not available under a Sec-
tion 403(b) retirement plan. These features are: 5-Year
Forwared Income Averaging: Under current law, a spouse
beneficiary of an employee participant may be eligible for
5-year forward income averaging if he or she received a
lump sum distribution on account of the participant's death.
Higher Maximum Tax-Deferred Annuity Contributions: By re-
moving the UNS retirement plan from the requirements of Sec-
tion 403(b), an employee participating in a qualified plan
can generally make larger contributions to other Section
403(b) tax-deferred annuities. This is because employer
contributions to a qualified plan for the current taxable
year would no longer be included in the maximum amount that
an individual would be permitted to make to Section 403(b)
The System Compensation Committee has recommended to the
Chancellor the termination of the present Section 403(b)
retirement plan as of December 31, 1987, the establishment
of Section 401(a) retirement plan with a Section 414(h)(2)
"pick-up" as of January 1, 1988, and that authorization be
given to the System Officers to proceed with the implementa-
tion of the plan concurrent with the filing of the plan doc-
ument with the Internal Revenue Service for purposes of ob-
taining a favorable "letter of determination". The plan
probably would be implemented on January 1, 1988 without
specific IRS approval, since the IRS is backlogged from 1-2
years in issuing "letters of determination". Nonetheless,
TIAA-CREF has encouraged the UNS to proceed as IRS approval
is almost certain to be given. An IRS contact has unof-
ficially confirmed that this would be acceptable procedure.
A copy of the plan document for the proposed Section 401(a)
retirement plan is contained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents
Office. General Counsel Klasic has reviewed the proposal
and concurs with the recommendation.
Mr. Gordy Gochnour, System Compensation Committee Chairman,
reaffirmed the proposed changes in the Professional Employ-
ees Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) by stating that this will be
a benefit to UNS employees and will allow employees to tax
shelter more of their income than currently available.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the changes in the Profession-
al Employees Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF). Mrs. Sparks sec-
onded. Motion carried.
Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.
8. Approved Implementation of Weather Modification Program, DRI
Approved the implementation of the DRI Weather Modification
Program for the Winter of 1987-88 in the amount of $324,890.
The 1987 Nevada State Legislature authorized the Weather
Modification Program with the stipulation that DRI seek the
funding should there be a need. Representatives from vari-
ous federal, State and county agencies met in August, 1987
and have determined the program should begin in early Novem-
ber. Ref. E is filed in the Regents Office.
Also, the Regents authorized DRI to seek approval and fund-
ing from the Board of Examiners and the Interim Finance
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the implementation of the DRI
Weather Modification Program for 1987-88 in the amount of
$324,890, and approved DRI to seek the necessary funding for
the program for the 1988-89 Winter as well. Mr. Foley sec-
onded. Motion carried.
9. Approved the Naming of Building, NNCC
Approved the naming of the Phase III addition at NNCC the
William J. Berg Student Services Center in honor of retiring
President William J. Berg. The facility will house Student
Services, faculty offices, a conference room and a large
multi-purpose facility that can serve as a theater.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the naming of the Phase III
addition at NNCC the Berg Student Services Center. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
10. Approved the Revision, TIAA-CREF
Approved a revision to the current TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan
which will be in effect until December 31, 1987. This re-
vision encompasses the increase in contributions approved in
the 1987 Session of the State Legislature for all State em-
ployees. Ref. C is filed in the Regents Office. General
Counsel Klasic has reviewed the revision and concurs with
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the revision to the current
TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
11. Approved Resolution, UNLV Parking
Approved the following resolution which designates the UNLV
parking lot financing as a qualified tax-exempt obligation
under Section 265 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Action is being taken at the request of Mr. John Swanseid,
UNS Bond Counsel. At its June, 1987 meeting, the Board
authorized UNLV to obtain a loan to complete the parking
at the Thomas and Mack Center. A loan has been obtained
for $1.2 million from First Interstate Bank.
WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System (the "Univer-
sity") anticipates issuing less than $10,000,000 in
obligations the interest on which is exempt from fed-
eral income taxation during calendar year 1987; and
WHEREAS, the University intends to borrow $1,200,000
from First Interstate Bank (the "Bank") for the purpose
of financing certain improvements at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, such borrowing to be evidenced by a
note signed by the appropriate officials at the Uni-
versity (the "Note"); and
WHEREAS, the University will pay a more favorable in-
terest rate on the Note if the University designates
the Note as a "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation" under
Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Regents
of the University of Nevada System:
Section 1. The Note is hereby designated as a qualified
tax-exempt obligation pursuant to Section 265(b)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Section 2. This resolution shall be effective on its
passage and approval.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the resolution which desig-
nates the UNLV parking lot financing as a qualified tax-
exempt obligation. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
12. Report and Recommendations on UNS Banking Services
Approved a 6-year cycle on competitive bidding for UNS
checking account banking services.
Nearly 3 years ago, all UNS checking account banking serv-
ices were consolidated with the result of substantially in-
creased cash reserves, investment income and quality of in-
vestments. At the time of consolidation, a 3-year cycle
was proposed for competition bidding for these services.
The Deputy Treasurer, Janet Mac Donald, and the UNS Control-
lers recommended a 6-year cycle for the following reasons:
1) Changing banks is very costly and therefore offsets some
of the benefits of the competitive bid.
2) The UNS is installing a new payroll system which relies
heavily on banking services. A change of bnaks at the
same time the payroll system is changed could be catas-
3) It takes a year to close old bank accounts and an ex-
tended period of time to institute a new banking service
due to the volume of UNS business; i. e., on the average
of 600 checks per day.
4) The UNS has gone to competitive bid for credit card
For the record, Mrs. Gallagher abstained from the discussion
and the voting because of a conflict of interest.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of a 6-year cycle on a competitive
bidding for UNS checking account banking services. Mr.
Mrs. Sheerin recommended that the word "cycle" be amended to
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the amendment. Mr. Eardley
13. Approved Addition to Handbook, Part-Time Faculty Fee Waiver,
Approved an addition to the Handbook Title 4, Chapter 17,
Fee Waiver for Part-Time Faculty at the Community Colleges.
Eligible part-time professional faculty (eligibility to be
verified by their supervisor) receive a waiver of fees for
Community College credit classes up to the number of credit
hours the part-time faculty member has taught the previous
or current semester. The eligibility based on credit hours
shall not be cumulative from semester to semester. Those
professional part-time faculty who do not teach must confer
with their supervisor to determine appropriate course equiv-
alency for their services. In no case will a supervisor
authorize more than a total of 6 credit hours of course
equivalency per semester for such service and the courses
must be taken at the College in which they teach.
Part-time professional faculty shall be permitted to regis-
ter for credit or audit in any credit course with the usual
limitations as noted below.
1. Courses may only be taken during the Fall and Spring
regular semesters and must be taken at the College where
2. Only those courses where space is available may be
3. Lab fees are not included in this waiver.
4. Part-time faculty members shall not be entitled to any
privileges usually associated with registration; e. g.,
student association membership, health service, inter-
collegiate athletic tickets.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Part-Time Faculty Fee Waivers at the Community Colleges.
Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klaich requested that an annual report be made regard-
ing the part-time faculty fee waiver.
14. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held September 10, 1987, were made by Regent
Joseph Foley, Chairman.
Chairman Foley requested that Mrs. Sheerin continue her ef-
forts on the telecommunications project.
NOTE: The following new program proposal received prior ap-
proval to follow the Phase I, II process. The Phase
I Proposal was approved by the Board in October 1986.
(1) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a BS in Medical
Technology at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed
in the Regents Office.
This program will prepare graduates for employment in
both public and private health facilities, including
hospitals, medical research organizations and private
The curriculum will consist of 126 credits, with 30
required in science and mathematics, and 56 credits in
laboratory science courses. Admission to the program
will be limited to students who have earned a cumula-
tive 2.75 GPA, and a 2.3 GPA will be required for com-
pletion of the program.
The 1st-year budget is estimated at $111,648, which
will include 1 FTE faculty and $50,000 for equipment.
A total of $133,114 is requested for the 4th year, as
well as 3 FTE faculty. Existing facilities are ade-
quate at the present time.
Accreditation will be sought for the program from the
National Accrediting Agency or Clinical Laboratory
The development of a baccalaureat program in medical
technology will provide new students and professionals
an opportunity to earn a degree without leaving the
southern Nevada area. A consultant's report regarding
the proposed program notes that hospital-based pro-
grams are closing in order to cut costs, so there is
a greater need for Universities to offer this type of
At the Academic Affairs Committee meeting where this
Phase I Proposal was approved, there was discussion
regarding this and other health care programs. A re-
quest was made for clarification of articulation of
this program with the Medical Laboratory Technology
program at CCCC. Included in the Phase II Proposal
is a chart which outlines the transfer of courses be-
tween CCCC and UNLV.
Mrs. Sheerin expressed her concern and suggested that
the Universities develop strong 3rd and 4th years, par-
ticularly when the 1st and 2nd year programs are avail-
able in the Community Colleges.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the Phase II Proposal for
a B. S. in Medical Technology at UNLV. Mrs. Kenney
seconded. Motion carried.
NOTE: The following new program proposal received prior
approval to follow the Phase I, II process. The
Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board in Decem-
(2) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a Ph. D. in English,
as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.
This degree will provide graduates with a general mas-
tery of British and American literatures, as well as
a special mastery of 2 or 3 fields within that range.
In addition, a minor in a related field will be com-
pleted. The program will be based on an existing M. A.
Admission to the program will require an M. A. degree
in English, with at least 21 credits in English and
American literature, and a graduate GPA of 3.5 or bet-
ter. 30 credits beyond the M. A. degree will be re-
quired for completion. A reading knowledge of 2 for-
eign languages, or proficiency in 1 is also required
The annual budget required for implementing the pro-
gram is projected at $41,250 and will include 2 new
faculty positions, graduate assistants and library
Currently, 22 courses are taught regularly at the
graduate level for the M. A. in English program. It
will be necessary to add only doctoral-level seminars,
independent study courses, and disseratation courses.
Existing facilities and equipment are adequate at
present. Both library books and periodicals will be
acquired over a period of time, according to priority
lists which are being developed.
A consultant was brought in to review the proposal and,
found both the faculty and program proposal impressive.
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-
gents in December, 1986.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the Phase II Proposal for a
Ph. D. in English at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Mo-
The Committee requested for the next Academic Affairs Com-
mittee meeting that the new format for the addition or
change of new programs be reviewed.
Mrs. Sheerin expressed her disappointment in the Committee
for not accepting a 2 + 2 program with the B. S. in Medical
Technology at UNLV.
Mr. Foley expressed his appreciation to Mrs. Sheerin for
her past service on the Academic Affairs Committee.
15. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held September 10, 1987, were made by Regent Carolyn Sparks,
(1) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi
Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the UNLV
Center for Survey Research audit.
(2) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi
Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the UNLV
Personnel Department audit.
The Committee requested at the next meeting of the
Audit Committee an additional response regarding the
issue of discouraging people in applying for positions
(3) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi
Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the UNLV
Library Department audit.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion car-
16. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held September 10, 1987, were made by Regent
James Eardley, Chairman.
(1) Approved used of $33,500 from the Capital Improvement
Fee Fund as follows:
Fallon Campus $27,000
For the purpose of architectural fees and
renovation related to construction of the
new leased classroom facility.
Carson Campus $ 6,500
To be allocated for the purpose of addi-
tional phones for the Carson Campus and
Stewart Center, and miscellaneous instal-
lations in the Metal Technology building.
President Calabro informed the Board on the
status of the Stewart facilities by stating
the Legislature issued a line item budget
for WNCC to rent space to the State of Nevada
General Services. WNCC was one of the recipi-
ents of an original grant to use the space.
(2) Approved use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds for land-
scaping the William J. Berg Hall (Phase III building)
with the balance from the Capital Improvement Fee Funds
allocation for window coverings in the Phase III build-
Further, the Regents approved use of $15,000 of the
Capital Improvement Fee Funds for the placement of two
new trailers on the NNCC Campus.
(3) Approved the FY 88 Financial Plan for DRI as contained
in Ref. B-3, filed in the Regents Office.
(4) Approved the 1987-88 professional salary schedules for
academic and administrative faculty at UNR, as contain-
ed in Ref. B-4, filed in the Regents Office. They have
been constructed in accordance with the provisions of
the model approved by the UNS Board of Regents on June
A lengthy discussion was held on the various salary
models throughout UNS. President Crowley stated that
UNR has established a Faculty Salary Equity Committee
which will continue to study and update the UNR salary
President Maxson informed the Board that UNLV is con-
sidering UNR's salary model schedule and he personally
feels that it is an outstanding model.
Mrs. Sparks requested that UNR's salary model schedule
be submitted to the Legislators for their information.
President Crowley stated that this schedule was adopted
with the support of the UNR Faculty Senate; that there
will always be problems, no matter what schedule is
used; and that this model will be studied in the next
months to determine where UNR is placed nationally on
the salary schedules. He impressed upon the Board that
if quality is essential in programs and institutions,
there must be competition in salaries given.
(5) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budgets at UNR:
UNR Health Service
Opening Account Balance $ 11,678 $ 25,229
Voluntary $40 per Semester Fee 214,271 260,480
Student Registration Fees 150,000 125,220
Judicial Colleges 4,300 4,300
Summer Session Fees 16,000 16,000
Miscellaneous Income 31,737 30,000
Other Sources 50,000 50,000
Student Services (Housing &
Dining Commons) 50,000 -0-
Total Source of Funds $527,986 $511,229
(FTE 2.10 - 1.94) $136,673 $130,472
Fringe Benefits 16,889 16,060
(FTE 8.75 - 7.52) 209,317 193,535
Fringe Benefits 42,734 40.448
Operating 95,551 99,175
Out-of-State Travel 1,593 2,600
Ending Account Balance 25,229 28,939
Total Use of Funds $527,986 $511,229
Opening Account Balance $ 47,193
Graduate Assistant Salary (FTE .50) $ 5,928
Fringe Benefits 72
Out-of-State Travel 6,193
Griffen Endowment (Principal) 30,000
Total Use of Funds $ 47,193
Indirect Cost Recoverty/Nutrition Program
Opening Account Balance $ 8,426 $ 10,961
Indirect Cost 16,503 15,000
Total Source of Funds $ 24,929 $ 25,961
Professional Salaries (FTE .67) $ -0- $ 14,096
Fringe Benefits -0- 2,575
Classified Salaries 3,711 -0-
Fringe Benefits 1,646 -0-
Operating 8,471 9,290
Transfer Out 140 -0-
Ending Account Balance 10,961 -0-
Total Use of Funds $24,929 $ 25,961
Dean, Medical School Indirect Cost Recovery/
Opening Account Balance $ 19,154 $ 39,894
Indirect Cost Recovery 35,000 40,000
Total Source of Funds $ 54,154 $ 79,894
Professional Salaries (FTE .10) $ -0- $ 8,159
Fringe Benefits -0- 995
Classified Salaries (FTE 1.50) 564 32,008
Fringe Benefits 157 9,554
Wages 355 4,500
Fringe Benefits 9 -0-
Operating 7,517 15,000
Out-of-State Travel 2,617 -0-
Transfer Out 3,041 -0-
Ending Account Balance 39,894 9,678
Total Use of Funds $ 54,154 $ 79,894
UNR News Bureau/Public Information
Opening Account Balance $ 3,869 $ -0-
Revenue Source 23,768 -0-
Transfers Out -0- 32,309
Total Source of Funds $ 27,637 $ 32,309
Professional Salaries (FTE .84) $ -0- $ 14,969
Fringe Benefits -0- 3,451
Classfied Salaries (FTE 1.00) 15,722 10,747
Fringe Benefits 4,615 3,142
Wages 3,500 -0-
Fringe Benefits 42 -0-
Operating 2,800 -0-
Out-of-State Travel 1,000 -0-
*Total Use of Funds $ 27,679 $ 32,309
*Out of Balance
Mr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
17. Information Item: Report on Humanities Program Merger, UNR
At the June 4, 1987 meeting, authorization was given to
President Crowley to negotiate a merger of the Old College
PACE Humanities program into UNR. President Crowley report-
ed that the PACE Humanities program would be placed under
Continuing Education and that approximately $90,000 would be
supplemented from Old College for the 1st year and an addi-
tional $90,000 for the 2nd year. UNR will be reviewing the
possibilities of developing a new B. A. program, which would
include the PACE program. President Crowley explained that
the difference between the PACE program and the current hu-
manities program at UNR is in the delivery system of the
courses. PACE is offered during the evening and on weekends
and the students proceed with the course on their schedule.
Student can enroll for up to 12 credits per semester and the
courses are offered in blocks.
In regard to a contractual agreement, President Crowley
stated that if Old College obtained sufficient funds, they
would suggest 2 or 3 faculty to be hired by UNR, retaining
options to not offer a contract if UNR so determines.
18. Report on Cooperative Agreement, Medical School
In 1986 the Board approved a cooperative agreement between
University of Nevada Medical School and the Nevada Division
of Mental Health and Mental Retardation which concerns the
hiring of psychiatrists for the State. Dean Daugherty re-
ported that 3 new faculty have been hired; 2 at the State
Mental Hospital and 1 at Lake's Crossing; and they are re-
cruiting for 2 additional faculty in Las Vegas. Medical
School funds are not used in the hiring of these personnel.
This agreement increases faculty without an expense to the
University, and increases the facilities utilized by the
Medical School. Dean Daugherty stated that this is bene-
ficial to both entities.
Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Gal-
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the report on the Cooperative
Agreement between the University of Nevada Medical School
and the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Mental Retarda-
tion. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
19. Approved the Sale of Property, UNR
Approved the sale of a 2-acre lot owned by UNR in the Spring
Creek Subdivision in Elko County. The property was donated
by John H. and Carol Douglass in 1979, with the stipulation
that proceeds would benefit the Basque Studies Program.
UNR has received an offer of $2,800, with $850 down and the
balance to be paid in 3 years, including 10% interest. A
sales fee of 5% is to be paid to Lipparelli and Associates
The property has been listed with a number of real estate
brokers in Elko since 1980.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval to sell a 2-acre lot owned by
UNR in the Spring Creek Subdivision in Elko County. Mr.
Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
20. Approved the Sale of Property, UNLV
Approved acceptance of an offer of $340,000 for 4 lots lo-
cated at the northwest corner of Casino Center Boulevard
and Clark Avenue. The proceeds from the sale will benefit
the College of Business and Economics as outlined by the
donors, Edward J. and Marjorie Barrick and Sam and Mary
Mrs. Sparks moved approval to sell 4 lots located at the
northwest corner of Casino Center Boulevard and Clark Ave-
nue. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klaich questioned where the proceeds would be designated
and President Maxson stated that they have been earmarked
for the College of Business and Economics accreditation
21. Approved Resolution, U. S. Constitution
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the signing of
the United States Constitution, the Board of Regents will
entertain a resolution. Dr. Don W. Driggs, Chairman and
Professor of Political Science at UNR, reviewed the history
of the Constitution and its meaning to higher education.
Approved the following resolution:
WHEREAS, September 17, 1987 will mark the 200th anniver-
sary of the U. S. Constitution, a document drafted by 55
men for fewer than 4 million people living in 13 states,
which has survived with minimal change to serve us in a
global world; and
WHEREAS, the longevity of the oldest surviving constitu-
tion in the world may be attrbited to its founders' wis-
dom gained by education and experience, to their will-
ingness to compromise, to their vision in writing for
the ages, rather than the hour, and their understanding
of human nature to expand power in one's self-interest
when left unchecked; and,
WHEREAS, to form a more perfect union, these founders
helped create a new nation based upon restraint of power
divided between the people and their government, and
separated in a manner that works only when consensus
has been built among the people; and,
WHEREAS, this uniquely structured separation of powers
allows for improvement and self-correction which has
guaranteed an ultimate system of accountability over
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we the members of
the University of Nevada System Board of Regents -- a
governing body created by a State constitution of simi-
lar structure to ensure that Nevadans are empowered
through a similar system of checks and balances -- en-
courage all citizens to read the U. S. Constitution
and to join in Nevada's bicentennial celebration.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution regarding the
U. S. Constitution. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion car-
22. Presentation of Desert Research Institution Goals
President Taranik presented goals for DRI as contained in
Ref. D, filed with the permanent minutes.
23. Information Only: Report on Prepayment Tuition Savings
At the request of the Board, a report on prepayment tuition
savings plans was presented by Vice Chancellor Fox. This
concept allows parents to "purchase" higher education at
today's prices for use in the future. Under a typical plan,
parents make a lump-sum payment to guarantee 4 years of
tuition payments when their children are ready for College.
The report is filed in the Regents Office.
At this time, Dr. Fox suggested waiting for an IRS ruling
and for a national program that is under discussion. Mrs.
Sheerin requested that the Chancellor's Office track these
decisions and developments and report back to the Board at
24. Report on Health Care Facility, CCCC
President Meacham reported that the health care facility un-
der construction on the property located on West Charleston
in Las Vegas has a completion date for April or May, 1988.
There are 80 acres in this particular parcel and it will be
utilized according to the stipulation by the donor of the
gift to use for educational purposes.
Mr. Foley stated that there is a possibility the site may
become a diagnostic clinic to serve hospitals and facilities
in the area.
The Board of Regents convened the meeting at 3:30 P.M. in order
to tour the Department of Speech Pathology/Audiology at the
Medical School and WolfPAC Computer System in the Getchell
Library at UNR.
The meeting reconvened at 8:35 A.M. Friday, September 11, 1987.
All members were present except for Regents Gallagher, Sheerin
25. Approved Building Plans, UNS
Approved the final drawings for the System Administration
building. Mrs. Edna Brigham, Assistant to the Chancellor,
and Mr. Ron Mentgen, Architect, Anshen and Allen, made the
The building will consist of 14,500 square feet and is lo-
cated on the corner of Evans and Enterprise Avenues. The
completion date is slated for April, 1988. The final costs
will be made available in 3 weeks, but is estimated at
$750,000 - $800,000.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the System Administration
building plans. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
26. New Business
Mr. Eardley requested the agenda for the Regents Workshop
include entrance requirements at the Universities and Com-
munity Colleges, raising standards, mission and goals of
institutions, and Presidential evaluations.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 A.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board