09/15/1983

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 15-16, 1983








09-15-1983

Pages 19-44



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

September 15-16, 1983



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

rium, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present:  Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present:   Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President V. James Eardley, TMCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

Acting President Dale Johnston, CCCC

Acting President Warren Kocmond, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs and Student Association

Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 9:50 A.M.



1.  Approval of Acting President, CCCC



Chancellor Bersi requested approval of the appointment of

Dr. Dale Johnston as Acting President, CCCC, effective

August 1, 1983.



Dr. Judith Eaton resigned as President of that institution

to assume the Presidency of the Community College of

Philadelphia.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Dale

Johnston as Acting President, CCCC, effective August 1,

1983.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



2.  Approval of Acting President, DRI



Chancellor Bersi requested approval of the appointment of

Dr. Warren Kocmond as Acting President, DRI, effective

September 1, 1983.



Dr. Clifford Murino resigned the Presidency of DRI effective

August 31, 1983 to assume a similar position with the Uni-

versity Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in

Boulder, Colorado.



Mrs. Del Papa moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

Warren Kocmond as Acting President, DRI, effective September

1, 1983.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



3.  Adoption of the Consent Agenda



Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and

filed with the permanent minutes) containing the following

items as recommended:



(1)  Approved the minutes of the regular meetings held

June 16-17, 1983 and June 27, 1983 with the following

correction to Item 8 of the June 27, 1983 meeting:



Item 8, II



Ms. Del Papa's motion did not include withdrawal

of the Computer Area Renovation Project at CCCC;

therefore, the statement after the comma in the

first sentence must be removed, leaving the motion

to read:



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of Item I, and of

Item II, but that Item II be contingent upon re-

view and approval of the new President.  Mrs.

Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



Approved the minutes of the special meeting held

August 5, 1983.



(2)  Accepted the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in

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



(3)  Approved an extension of leave without pay for Profes-

sor Jessica Hancock of the School of Home Economics,

UNR, through 1983-84 so that she may complete research

towards a Ph. D. in Nutrition.  Professor Hancock was

granted leave without pay for the 1982-83 academic

year.



(4)  Approved an extension of leave without pay for Dr.

Marlene Chrissinger, UNLV, through 1983-84 academic

year.



(5)  Authorized to write off outstanding loans at UNLV which

were 3 years old as of June 30, 1983, as listed in Ref.

C-5, filed with the permanent minutes.  The list in-

cludes loans for Nevada Federated Women, Von Tobel

Emergency Loan, Consolidated Student Union, Host In-

ternational Emergency Loan, Kappa Alpha Phi, and Hotel

Accountant Association.



These loans have been in the hands of a collection

agency for several months, and they have been unable

to collect from the former students.  The Controller's

Office will maintain a hold on the records even though

the loans have been written off as bad debts.



(6)  Authorized to write off outstanding loans at CCCC, as

listed in Ref. C-6, filed with the permanent minutes.



(7)  Approved the following consultants which were recom-

mended by Vice Chancellor Dawson and the State Public

Works Board for the UNR projects:



Retrofit Nye Hall (Fire Sprinklers)          $419,000



1.  Dunham & Associates

2.  Hansen Engineering Ltd.

3.  JBA Consulting Engineers



Dormitory Fire Safety - Reno and Stead       $118,970



1.  Dan Carnes Architect

2.  Jeffery Lundell & Associates

3.  Morris & Brown Ltd.



(8)  Approved the right-of-way for Central Telephone over

the additional property of the Carrollton Park sub-

division in Las Vegas which was donated to the Uni-

versity of Nevada System.  Central Telephone and Tele-

graph had previously obtained a right-of-way from the

Board of Regents in 1981 for property owned by the UNS

in the Carrollton Park subdivision.  See Ref. C-8,

filed with the permanent minutes.



Ms. Del Papa moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda.  Mrs.

Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



4.  Approval of Resolution to Sell Stock



Vice Chancellor Dawson requested approval of the following

resolution which is needed in order to sell 4 shares of

General Electric stock in accordance with the donor's wishes

that the proceeds be given to Getchell Library in memory of

Glen H. Clark.  This gift was accepted by the Board on

February 18, 1983, with authorization to sell; however, the

resolution is required before the sale can be completed.



RESOLUTION #83-14



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada Reno has received a

gift of 4 shares of General Electric stock from Mrs.

Constance Clark in memory of her husband, the late

Glen H. Clark, a long-time employee of the University

of Nevada System, and



WHEREAS, it is Mrs. Clark's wish that the stock be sold

so that the proceeds may be used in the Glen H. Clark

Memorial Fund established at the Getchell Library, NOW

THEREFORE BE IT



RESOLVED, that the University of Nevada Board of Regents

authorizes the sale of the stock and stipulates that the

wishes of the donor shall be met, in that the proceeds

from the sale shall be placed in the Glen H. Clark

Memorial Fund.



Mrs. Del Papa moved approval of the resolution to sell

General Electric stock.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion

carried.



5.  Approval of Tenure, TMCC



President Eardley requested approval for tenure for Dr.

Barbara Ann Chism.  Dr. Chism taught at UNR and was granted

tenure at that institution July 1, 1979.  The program at

UNR (typing) with which she was associated has been dis-

continued, but is in effect at TMCC.  Dr. Chism was hired

for the TMCC program effective August, 1983.



UNS Code, Section 4.4.7(c) provides for the granting of

tenure upon transfer between UNS institutions.  Dr. Chism

has continued to perform in a most exemplary manner.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of tenure for Dr. Barbara Ann

Chism.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



6.  Approval of TMCC Advisory Board



President Eardley requested approval of the following ap-

pointments to the TMCC Advisory Board:



Peter Sferrazza, Mayor of Reno

Jim Spoo, Mayor of Sparks

Dr. Jeane Jones



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the appointments to the TMCC

Advisory Board.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



7.  Approval of Use of Capital Improvement Project Funds, WNCC



President Calabro requested authorization to expend up to

$5130 from the WNCC Capital Improvement Fund to have Maurice

J. Nespor and Associates plan the remodeling and renovation

of the Student Admissions and Finance areas at the Carson

Campus.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



8.  Approval of Bid, UNLV



On May 19, 1983 the house donated by the Houssels was dam-

aged by fire.  The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company received

two proposals for repairing the fire damage.  The proposal

from RAE Construction of Las Vegas was for $74,285.74, and

the proposal from Ute Inc., also of Las Vegas, was for

$77,912.70



President Goodall requested approval of the bid of RAE Con-

struction for $74,285.74.  The precedent for accepting bids

taken by an insurance company was also following when the

Child Care Center at the Clark County Community College was

damaged by fire.



The insurance funds available will cover the damage to the

house.  It will be necessary to secure gift funds to build

a foundation and move the house to the site.  The project

will proceed only if sufficient gift funds are received to

complete the project.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



9.  Approval of Emeritus Status, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of emeritus standing

for the following professors who are retiring:



Marilyn J. Horn, Professor of Home Economics Emeritus,

effective July 1, 1983

James M. Hoyt, Professor of Accounting and Information

Systems Emeritus, effective August 18, 1983

La Mar R. Smith, Education Librarian Emeritus, effec-

tive September 12, 1983



Ms. Del Papa moved approval.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



10.  Approval of College of Arts & Science Advisory Board, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of the following ap-

pointments to the College of Arts & Science Advisory Board:



Pat Cashill, Attorney

David Clark, Construction Firm Owner

Andrea Goeglein, Business Woman

Jean Myles, Community Volunteer-Professional

Andrea Pelter, Owner and Manager of Reno Iron Works

Steve Walther, Attorney



Mr. Cashill will replace Mr. George Hardaway, who previously

served on the Advisory Board.  All other new members will be

additions to the board.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the College of Arts & Science

Advisory Board, UNR.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



11.  Approval of Deed, U. S. Post Office, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of deed to the City of

Reno for approximately two feet of right-of-way on North

Sierra Street for the length of the UNR Post Office project

site.  This was a condition of the Special Use Permit and

zone change in obtaining the approval of the project from

the City of Reno.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of deed.  Mrs. Gallagher

seconded.  Motion carried.



12.  Request to Respond to Colgate University



Chairman Mc Bride had referred to President Crowley a re-

quest from the Colgate University Board of Regents regarding

the impact of athletes' academic programs caused from the

current 4-game playoff format for football.  President

Crowley having reviewed the problem with regard to UNR sub-

mitted the following recommendation (see Ref. K, filed in

the Chancellor's Office):



The Board of Regents, through the UNR Administration,

encourages the Big Sky Conference to address the ques-

tions raised by Colgate officials in a timely and

appropriate fashion.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



13.  Investment Performance Analysis Report



Mr. Roger Honour of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith

presented the Investment Performance Analysis for the quar-

ter ending June 30, 1983.



Vice Chancellor Dawson requested that the IPA report on

Nevada National Bank be included in the next IPA report

from Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith.  He further

recommended that Security National Bank of Nevada also be

included in the IPA reports.



Vice Chancellor Dawson recommended that the Board consider

retaining Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith for

tracking of the investments.



Ms. Del Papa recommended Mrs. Edna Brigham be assigned to

review the future IPA reports.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of Vice Chancellor Dawson's

recommendation to include NNB in the next IPA report; to

retain Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith for the

tracking of the investments; and approved Mrs. Brigham as

the staff person to review the IPA reports.  Mrs. Kenney

seconded.  Motion carried.



14.  Reports from Bank Investors



A.  Mr. Bud Bodell submitted the report for First Interstate

Bank.



Mrs. Fong directed Vice Chancellor Dawson to negotiate

for the highest return.



B.  Mr. Monte Miller submitted the report for Valley Bank

of Nevada.  He requested from the Board a written ob-

jective for bank managers.



C.  Mr. Lew Shuman submitted the report for American

Investments Management.



D.  Ms. Fran Schwartz submitted the report for Nevada

National Bank.



E.  Mr. Murray Foster submitted the report for Security

National Bank of Nevada.  He suggested selling $200,000

of the Atmospherium Planetarium's account fixed income

and selling about $21,500 interest per year in order to

obtain equity into the income.  He offered two other

alternatives:  1) to buy all utility stocks for the

same amount of money and lose about $1500 per year in

interest or, 2) diversify, with some utilities and

some industrial and financial stocks, and lose about

$5000 per year in interest.



The Board referred his recommendations to Mrs. Brigham

and requested she submit a report and recommendation

to the Board for further consideration.



15.  Report on the State Industrial Insurance System



In March, 1982 the Board of Regents authorized the Univer-

sity to enter into a retrospective rating plan with the

State Industrial Insurance System (SIIS).  This plan, simply

stated, pays SIIS a fee for handling UNS claims, and is cal-

culated at 11.6% of estimated premiums.  We then reimburse

SIIS for actual claims paid by them.



During fiscal year 1983-83 this plan produced the following:



Standard Premium (amount we would have paid

without this plan)                         $498,504

Basic Premium (11.6%)                            57,286-

Losses                                          267,754-

Savings                                        $173,464



The standard premium will more than double this fiscal year

due primarily to a rate increase for our dominant class and

the University's poor experience in prior years.  The fol-

lowing is a projection for FY 84 using FY 83 losses:



Standard Premium                            $1,090,708

Basic Premium                                  126,522-

Losses (assuming the same rates as 82-83)      578,000-

Total                                       $  386,186



Due to the potential for savings ($578,000) and the need to

monitor the safety program within the UNS, Vice Chancellor

Dawson requested that the Board of Regents authorize the

following expenditures which will allow the University Sys-

tem to more closely monitor its claims, thus decreasing our

losses.  The FTEs involved will be available for the entire

University System.



1.5 FTE              $45,737

Fringe                 5,489

Operating             25,000

Total            $76,226



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the expenditures to monitor

the SIIS safety program with the UNS.  Ms. Gallagher second-

ed.  Motion carried.



16.  Report on the Parking Facilities, UNR



Mr. John Marschall presented a report on the parking facili-

ties at UNR.  See Ref. F, filed in the Chancellor's Office.



The Board recessed and reconvened at 12:15 P.M.



17.  Progress Report and Recommendation on Lawlor Events Center



Mr. Bob Dagitz, Director of Lawlor Events Center, presented

an updated report on the Lawlor Events Center.  He stated

that the Boosters will have a special parking lot during

events.  Chairman Mc Bride disagreed with this proposal,

asking if students had different rights from the Boosters

in regard to parking.  It was discussed further and Presi-

dent Crowley suggested that they would try out several

alternatives to the parking situation.



a)  President Crowley requested approval of the recommenda-

tion for operation as outlined in Chapter III of the

report, submitted as Ref. G, filed in the Chancellor's

Office.



The University of Nevada Board of Regents shall

establish a not-for-profit corporation to operate

the Lawlor Events Center.



Mr. Dagitz stated that it was difficult to precisely

project sales of tickets and recommended the not-for-

profit corporation.



Mr. Klaich was not convinced of the not-for-profit cor-

poration and requested further financial information.

Mr. Dagitz pointed out that this corporation would take

business functions and allow it to operate in that mode

rather than as a State/University bureaucratic mode.



General Counsel Klasic emphasized two points mentioned

in the UNR recommendations.  First, approving UNR'S

recommendation to set up a separate non-profit corpora-

ation for the Lawlor Events Center will remove the

Center from compliance with Board of Regents purchasing

policies and the State classified employment system.

Second, because the Regents will continue to exercise

ultimate control over the operations of the Lawlor

Events Center and the non-profit corporation, the Re-

gents and the UNS will continue to be subject to lia-

bility in the event of a law suit brought as a result

of events held at the Center.



Vice Chancellor Dawson concurred with General Counsel.

However, in recognition of certain operation procedures

(pages 13 and 14 of the report), UNR Administration

must have an exemption from Board of Regents policy for

items a through m, and should attempt to negotiate ac-

ceptable personnel policy with the State Personnel

Division for the Special Events Center.



Chairman Mc Bride suggested that the necessary opera-

tional procedures be developed for Board consideration

at the October meeting with both UNR and UNLV personnel

involved.



b)  President Crowley requested approval of the estimated

budget for the Lawlor Events Center for FY 83-84 as con-

tained in Chapter 4, Section C, page 18, of the report

and as follows:



Estimated Income

Rentals                                   $128,550

Concessions/Catering                       120,050

Parking                                     54,600

Miscellaneous (Box Office, Commissions,

Advertising)                           101,445

Subsidy from Interest on Bonds             300,000

Total                                 $704,645



Estimated Expenses

Total Salaries and Benefits               $318,570

Part Time Labor                             79,130

Telephone                                    7,900

Supplies                                    22,600

Professional Development                     7,800

Equipment                                   25,500

Dues and Subscriptions                       2,600

Postage                                      3,200

Uniforms                                     2,600

Printing                                    11,200

Insurance                                   13,000

Travel                                       5,000

Utilities                                  187,000

Trash Removal                                3,600

Advertising                                  6,000

Reserve                                      8,945

Total                                 $704,645



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Lawlor Events Center

estimated budget and the planned equipment purchases out-

lined in Ref. G; referred the development of necessary

operational procedures to the Chancellor's staff in con-

junction with Presidents Crowley and Goodall; and stipulated

that President Crowley and Chancellor Bersi be given author-

ity to approve operations at the Center in the interim un-

til the Board takes action on any procedural changes.  Mr.

Klaich seconded.  Motion carried.



The Board congratulated Mr. Dagitz on the very thorough

report of the Lawlor Events Center.



18.  Progress Report on Thomas and Mack Center and Silver Bowl,

UNLV



President Goodall clarified that although the following

report on the Thomas and Mack Center did not include a

not-for-profit corporation policy, UNLV agrees that there

is a need for special policies and procedures to apply to

the two arenas.



Dr. Jerry Mandell and Mr. Dennis Finfrock presented updated

reports on the Thomas and Mack Center and the Silver Bowl.



Mrs. Fong requested a breakdown of the sliding scale rental

rates at UNLV.



a.  President Goodall requested approval of the estimative

budget for the Thomas and Mack Center for 1983-84.



Opening Cash Balance and Revenue

Private Box Sales                         $100,000

Food and Beverage Rebate                   200,000

Parking                                    100,000

Advertising                                100,000

UNLV Athletic Events                        32,000

Other Events                               150,000

Interest on Bond Proceeds                  200,000

Total Revenue                         $882,000



Expenditures and Fund Balance

Professional Salaries                     $107,595

Letters of Appointment                      10,000

Fringe Benefits                             13,906

Classified Salaries                        140,899

Fringe Benefits                             25,119

Wages                                       70,000

Fringe Benefits                                700

Operating                                  484,015

Out-of-State Travel                          4,000

Ending Fund Balance                         25,766

Total Expenditures                    $882,000



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Thomas and Mack Events

Center estimated budget and the capital equipment purchases

of $394,880 as outlined in the report, identified as Ref.

P, filed in the Chancellor's Office; and requested that UNLV

be included in all discussions on changes to operational

procedures necessary for the Center.  Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



Mrs. Sheerin congratulated Mr. Finfrock on the report of

the Thomas and Mack Events Center and complimented him and

Mr. Dagitz for working together for the betterment of both

facilities and the System as a whole.



The Board recessed and reconvened at 4:15 P.M.



19.  Approval of Change in Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 13,

Section 11.  Special Course Fees



Existing policy requires approval by the Board of Regents

to set the amount for course fees imposed to recover the

cost of special supplies or other costs associated with

using a special facility; i. e., bowling alley.  There are

presently over 200 such fees which have been approved.

Should these costs increase, it now requires Board of

Regents' action to increase the fee as stated in Title 4,

Chapter 13, Section 11.



Vice Chancellor Dawson requested approval of the following

proposed policy with Campus Presidents concurring:



Title 4, Chapter 13, Section 11



Section 11.  Special Course Fees



It is the policy of the Board of Regents that the con-

solidated registration fee be the only fee assessed

for taking a course except as outlined in this section.

The reasons for these exceptions are extraordinary

instruction costs due to:  (a) individual instruction

(e. g., private music lessons), (b) class supplies

(e. g., welding), (c) 3rd party charges for use of a

facility (e. g., golf), (d) special transportation

requirements, or (e) some combination of these reasons.

Responsibility for implementing this policy is delegat-

ed to the Campus Presidents up to a maximum of $25 per

course.  Courses requiring fees higher than $25 require

Board of Regents' approval and are listed below.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Handbook change, Title 4,

Chapter 13, Section 11.  Special Course Fees placing the

maximum at $50 (rather than $25).  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



1.  University of Nevada, Reno



Private Instrument and Voice Instruction $ 75 per credit

Recreational Shooting (RP. Ed. 164)        50 per course

Scuba Diving (M. Sc. 203, 204)             51 per course



2.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Music 160                                $100 per credit

Special Music                              75 per credit

HOA 477                                    60 per course



3.  Clark County Community College



MTL 212                                  $ 75 per course

MTL 213                                   100 per course

MTL 214                                   100 per course



4.  Northern Nevada Community College



Welding                              $20 - 51 per course



5.  Truckee Meadows Community College



Dental Radiography                       $ 50 per course

Dental Material & Laboratory Techniques    50 per course

Welding                              $20 - 51 per course



6.  Western Nevada Community College



MUS 151, Piano                           $105 per course

MUS 153, Voice                            105 per course

MUS 251, Piano                            105 per course



20.  Approval of Phase II, Bachelor of General Studies Degree,

UNR



President Crowley requested approval of the Phase II pro-

posal for a Bachelor of General Studies degree, Ref. K,

filed in the Chancellor's Office.



This proposal includes a description of a 124 credit pro-

gram, leading to a general University degree.  A core cur-

riculum of 60 credits will provide students with a general

education in the humanities, social sciences, natural sci-

ences and math, plus communication and English composition.

An additional 64 credits may be distributed among any of

the Colleges at UNR of the candidate's choice.



This degree is designed for the non-traditional student who

will most likely be an adult, and who attends part-time

because of job or career obligations.  In some cases, stu-

dents may reside outside the Reno/Sparks area.



Approval of this degree will enable UNR to better serve

the general education needs of the State's citizens.  In

addition, as most lower division courses are offered through

the Community Colleges, students may build upon the Associ-

ate of Arts or Associate of General Studies degrees.  UNR

estimates that enrollment will exceed 300 FTE by the 4th

year of the program, which is a significant number of people

who would benefit from this program.



The Phase I proposal was approved by the Board of Regents

in August, 1982.  Vice Chancellor Fox and the Academic Af-

fairs Council have reviewed the Phase II proposal and recom-

mended approval of the Bachelor of General Studies degree

at UNR.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of Phase II, Bachelor of General

Studies Degree, UNR.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion car-

ried.



21.  Approval of Phase I, Bachelor of Science Degree in Bio-

chemistry, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of the Phase I pro-

posal for a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at

UNR, Ref. L, filed in the Chancellor's Office.



This degree would provide an opportunity to initiate a

quality program in a currently popular field, with a mini-

mum of expenditures.  Inasmuch as UNR currently offers a

graduate degree in Biochemistry, faculty and supporting

facilities are in place.  The program will be offered

through the College of Agriculture, with a proposed date

of initiation of Fall, 1983.



Inasmuch as there is a national need for skilled biochem-

ists, employment opportunities for graduates in this area

are excellent.  This program should encourage the attrac-

tion of high technology industry to Nevada, as it will

provide needed technicians and course work for employees

to upgrade their skills and knowledge.  UNR anticipates

an enrollment of 40 FTE by the 4th year of the program.

Vice Chancellor Fox and the Academic Affairs Council con-

cur in recommending approval of this degree.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of Phase I, Bachelor of Science

Degree in Biochemistry, UNR.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



22.  Approval of Phase II, Tutorial Ph. D. in Basque Studies, UNR



UNR President Crowley requested approval of the Phase II

proposal for a Ph. D. degree in Basque Studies, Ref. M,

filed in the Chancellor's Office.



This will be an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional

program which will result in a Ph. D. conferred through the

Departments of Anthropology, Foreign Languages, or History.

This will be determined by the interests of the individual

candidate and the program advisor.  This Phase II proposal

contains a detailed curriculum which emphasizes flexibility

in the structuring of the student's program.  Part of the

course requirements will be met through directed reading

and research, leading to professional papers and/or publi-

cations.  24 credit of course work will be required in

Basque studies courses and related areas, with an additional

24 credits of dissertation.  A portion of each student's

time will be spent at another University, either in the

U. S. or abroad.



The UNR Library has a very extensive collection of Basque

materials and several specialists in Basque Studies are

currently affiliated with the University.  The proposed date

of implementation is Fall, 1983.



UNR is currently recognized both nationally and inter-

nationally in the field of Basque Studies.  This program

would build upon this strength and better utilize existing

facilities.



It is anticipated that no more than 5 students will be en-

rolled at any time; therefore, no additional staff is re-

quested.  In addition to current faculty, adjunct faculty

will be utilized.



This proposal has the potential of being an excellent pro-

gram which will contribute to the general knowledge of

Nevada's heritage and enhance the University's existing

Basque Studies program.



The Phase I proposal was approved by the Board of Regents

in June, 1983.  The Academic Affairs Council and Vice

Chancellor Fox recommended approval of the Phase II program.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of Phase II, Tutorial Ph. D. in

Basque Studies, UNR.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion

carried.



23.  Approval of Natural Resources and Technology Center, DRI



The Desert Research Institute in collaboration with UNR's

Engineering Research Development Center is in the process of

concluding an agreement with the Sierra Pacific Power Com-

pany to collaboratively create a Natural Resources and Tech-

nology Center.  The Center will serve 2 important functions.

First, it will be a demonstration center for alternative

energy sources, such as wind power, open to the public as

an informational and educational resource in this vital

area.  Second, it will become a data collection and man-

agement center for Nevada's resources in wind, solar, geo-

thermal and water resources.



It is planned to house this program in a building of some

1500 square feet to be located just to the west of the cur-

rent DRI parking lot near Dandini Boulevard.  The planned

implementation of the construction program at no cost to

the Institute or the System is as follows:



A land-lease at a nominal rate for the land required

will be made to a businessman who had indicated a keen

interest in providing DRI with this facility.  The

building will be constructed using a novel energy

conserving construction system developed by a Reno

company.  The building, itself, will be leased by

Sierra Pacific for a term of between 5 and 10 years

such that the lease payments over that period will allow

the builder to recover his costs.  At the termination of

this lease period, the facility will be donated to DRI.



Acting President Kocmond requested approval of this plan in

principle and that the Chancellor's Office and General

Counsel be delegated the authority to execute the necessary

lease agreements on behalf of the System.  President Crowley

concurred with this proposal providing certain provisions

Dean Peter Krenkel has requested be included in the agree-

ment.



Mr. Klaich moved approval.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion

carried.



24.  Approval of Appointment, DRI



Acting President Warren Kocmond requested the appointment of

Dr. Joseph Warburton as Acting Executive Director of Atmos-

pheric Science Center.  Dr. Warburton will replace Dr.

Kocmond in that position.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Joseph

Warburton as Acting Executive Director of Atmospheric Sci-

ence Center, DRI.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



25.  Approval of Easement, NNCC



President Berg requested approval for Elko Cable TV to cross

NNCC's property (0.40AC) on the southside of the State free-

way fence (3 feet away from fence), to feed cable TV serv-

ices to the College apartments.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval.  Mrs. Sheerin seconded.

Motion carried.



26.  New Business



Ms. Del Papa requested a report by January, 1984 on the

format for procedures to be used for future building

designs.



President Crowley announced that Channel 5, a new public

TV station, will be broadcasting in early October.



The Board recessed until Friday, September 16, 1983, 8:30 A.M.



27.  Personnel Session



Mr. Karamanos moved that in accordance with NRS 241.030 the

Board recess for a closed personnel session for the express

purpose of discussing the competency and character of a

University of Nevada System employee.  Seconded by Mrs.

Fong.  Motion carried.



The Board reconvened at 1:15 P.M. with all members present except

Mr. Karamanos.



28.  Report on Bonding Process



The Board, at its meeting on August 5, 1983, approved the

consolidation of certain bonds at UNR, UNLV and UNS.  Vice

Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Ed Evans of Blythe, East-

man, Payne, Webber, Mr. Dennis G. Ciocca of E. F. Hutton,

and Mr. Jon B. Armstrong of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner

and Smith.



Mr. Evans gave a progress report on the bond issue and re-

quested a possible special meeting of the Board on November

17, 1983 to approve the closing of the bond issue.



29.  Discussion of Funding for Intercollegiate Athletics, UNR



Chairman Mc Bride welcomed the "Students in Academics" in

referring to the number of students who appeared in protest

against the UNR transfer of funds to intercollegiate ath-

letics.



President Crowley distributed a brief explanation on the

policy of transferring funds, explaining that the proposed

transfer of funds is a legal expenditure, stating that the

criterion was utilized to meet urgent needs where funds were

not available (i. e., Marching Band, KUNR, Foreign Student

Advisement and the English Composition - $137,000) and that

there is a severe budget problem in Athletics which needs

proper funding to cover operational expenses.



Chairman Mc Bride stated that President Crowley had acted

under the authorization given Presidents by the Board in

distributing funds.



ASUN President Bill Siegel stated the two reasons for the

student protest:



1.  The transfer of $175,000 from the Student Union

Capital Improvement Fund account to Intercollegiate

Athletics.



2.  The set of priorities that exist on the Campus at

this time.



Mr. Siegel further stated that the money in the Student

Union Capital Improvement Fund account is from a student

referendum where students voted to assess $1 per credit for

improvements on the Student Union.  He objected to the money

from this fund being used to "bail out" the Athletic Depart-

ment, which overspent their budget by $132,000.  He related

that the whole University is suffering at this time and the

students feel that academics should come first.



Mr. Siegel recommended to the Board that the Athletic De-

partment be loaned the amount from the Student Union Capital

Improvement Fund.



ASCC President Ertis North, ASTM President Linda Barrett and

CSUN President Clarence Lee supported the ASUN concerns and

recommendation.



Mr. Klaich stated that the appropriate action for the Board

to transfer these monies was reviewed by the Campus (UNR)

Committee and that he supports President Crowley's decision.



Ms. Del Papa stated she was impressed with the number of

students concerned with academics and encouraged the stu-

dents to continue, further stating that President Crowley

was very student oriented and reaffirmed her support for

President Crowley.



Mrs. Gallagher stated she appreciated the student input, but

indicated that this was a Campus problem between the Presi-

dent and the students, not an issue for the Board of Re-

gents.  She also supported President Crowley and reaffirmed

that academics is still regarded as number one.



Mr. Klaich pointed out that this issue should be looked

upon as the relation of athletics to the University's com-

munity and stated that a 5-year plan for athletics is being

developed.



Mr. Siegel clarified that it was not President Crowley, but

the transfer of funds with which the students were having a

problem.  He stated that the demonstration was an appeal to

the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Whitley commended President Crowley on the difficult

decision regarding this transfer.



The Board recessed and reconvened at 2:20 P.M.



30.  Report of DRI Comprehensive Progrm Review



Former President Murino presented the Program Review for

DRI, which was referred to Vice Chancellor Fox for review

and recommendations to be presented in the near future.



Chairman Mc Bride commended President Murino on his new

appointment and wished him success in the future.



31.  Approval of the 1983-84 Operating Budgets



Budget Director Ron Sparks presented the UNS Operating

Budget for 1983-84 for final approval.  The Board had ap-

proved the legislative operating budget appropriations in

June, 1983 with the understanding that the detailed budget

would be considered at this time.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the 1983-84 Operating Budg-

ets.  Mrs. Gallagher seconded.  Motion carried.



32.  Approval of Estimative Budgets, TMCC



President Eardley requested approval of the following esti-

mative budgets for 1983-94:



Printing-Duplicating Sales, TMCC



1982-83   1983-84

Estimated Estimated

Income    Budget

Opening Cash Balance and Revenue

Opening Cash Balance                 $  8,251  $ 40,402

Recharge Credits                       80,833    66,598

Total Revenue                    $ 89,084  $107,000



Expenditures and Fund Balance

Classified Salaries                  $         $ 18,415

Fringe Benefits                                   2,887

Operating                              48,682    49,818

Ending Fund Balance                    40,402    35,880

Total Expenditures               $ 89,084  $107,000



Speech Pathology Clinic, UNR



Opening Cash Balance and Revenue

Opening Cash Balance                 $ 10,209  $ 13,000

Clinic Fees                            35,000    15,000

Total Revenue                    $ 45,209  $ 28,000



Expenditures and Fund Balance

Professional Salaries                $ 17,956  $ 11,224

Fringe Benefits                         3,276     1,609

Wages                                     642     1,000

Fringe Benefits                             5        80

Operating                              10,330    10,000

Out-of-State Travel                               2,000

Ending Fund Balance                    13,000     2,087

Total Expenditures               $ 45,209  $ 28,000



Endowment Account for the Historic

Preservation Program, UNR



Opening Cash Balance and Revenue

Opening Cash Balance                 $ 18,657  $ 20,000

Endowment Income                       55,535    55,000

Total Revenue                    $ 74,192  $ 75,000



Expenditures and Fund Balance

Professional Salaries                $ 35,039  $ 36,539*

Fringe Benefits                         4,125     4,125

Classified Salaries                     6,510     6,510

Fringe Benefits                         1,341     1,845

Wages                                     800     1,500

Operating                               3,000     5,500

Out-of-State Travel                       500     2,000

Ending Fund Balance                    22,877    15,496

Total Expenditures               $ 74,192  $ 73,515@



*Includes a one semester letter of appointment for Fall,

1983



@Out of balance



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the estimative budgets at TMCC

and UNR.  Mrs. Sheerin seconded.  Motion carried.



33.  Approval of Addition to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 15



At the direction of the Board at its February 18, 1983 meet-

ing, approval was requested of the following addition to

the Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3:



Section 15.  Payment of Litigation



1.  Liabilities, settlement amounts, costs or fees re-

sulting from any lawsuit brought against or arising

out of any occurrence primarily involving the poli-

cies and actions of a member institution of the Uni-

versity of Nevada System shall be paid by the member

institution involved.  Liabilities, settlement a-

mounts, costs or fees resulting from any lawsuit

arising from the policies and administration of the

System as a whole shall be paid by the Board of Re-

gents.



2.  The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration,

upon consultation with the UNS General Counsel and

the President of the member institution involved,

shall make the determination as to whether a lawsuit

arose out of any occurrence primarily involving the

policies and actions of member institutions of the

University of Nevada System or arose from the poli-

cies and administration of the System as a whole.

Should the President of a member institution be dis-

satisfied with the Vice Chancellor's decision, the

issue may be appealed to an ad hoc committee of 3

members of the Board of Regents, to be appointed by

the Chairman.  The decision of the ad hoc committee

concerning the issue shall be final.



Ms. Del Papa suggested trying the above policy on an interim

basis.



President Crowley spoke against the policy, stating the

Campuses have no way of budget planning for litigation.  In

the past, these expenses were covered by the Board of Re-

gents Special Projects Fund.



President Berg agreed that the money does not exist in the

Campus budgets for these items.



UNR Faculty Senate Chair Bill Cathey opposed the proposed

policy on the basis of the possibility of not always having

proper documentation because of those in charge not under-

standing the necessity of due process.  However, he did

commend the seminar General Counsel had held for faculty

and Department Chairs and encouraged these to continue on

all Campuses.  UNLV Faculty Senate Chair Allen Mori opposed

the proposed policy, fearing that it would dilute the

evaluation process.



President Goodall reminded the Board of an alternative pro-

posal he had presented which deals with sharing costs be-

tween the Campus and the Board.  Mrs. Sheerin stated that

she felt that if the Campuses were required to share the

cost, they would be more responsive to better judgement

in hiring practices.



Chairman Mc Bride appointed Mrs. Sheerin and Ms. Del Papa

as an ad hoc committee to work with the Council of Presi-

dents to draft a risk sharing proposal and present to the

Board for consideration.



34.  Report on CCCC Presidential Search



Mrs. Whitley, Chair, Regent ad hoc Presidential Search

Committee for CCCC, commended the Regent and the Institu-

tional Advisory Committee members for their efforts and

involvement in the search procedure.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the recommendation of Dr.

Paul Meacham as President of CCCC with the same salary,

terms and conditions held by other UNS Community College

Presidents.  Mrs. Kenney seconded.  Motion carried.  Mr.

Karamanos had asked that his recommendation and support of

Dr. Meacham be included.



Chairman Mc Bride stated his appreciation and thanks to

Acting President Dr. Dale Johnston, Dr. Herman Westfall and

Ms. Pat Fellman, Secretary, for their assistance to the

Committee.



35.  Establishment of Revolving Bank Accounts



Vice Chancellor Dawson requested approval of an emergency

item.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the emergency item.  Mrs.

Fong seconded.  Motion carried.



The decentralization of the UNS Controller's Office opera-

tions is scheduled to occur October 1, 1983, and it is

necessary that new accounts payable revolving bank accounts

be established for each of the institutions involved as

follows and that persons listed below be assigned signature

authority on the individual accounts:



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO



Ashok Dhingra, UNR Controller



TRUCKEE MEADOWS COMMUNITY COLLEGE



Paula Ringkob

Marvin Wycoff



NORTHERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE



William Berg

Betty Richardson



WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE



Anthony Calabro

Melba Oliver



DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



Anne Audrain

Barbara Craig



UNS Controller Janet Mac Donald will prepare written poli-

cies and procedures with respect to these bank accounts

prior to the time they are actually in use.  She requested

approval to change the signature authority on the UNS Board

of Regents accounts at Nevada National Bank which are neces-

sary due to the creation of the institutional account of-

fices.



Bank Accounts                         Signature Authority



UNS General Account             Add:  Stephen Salaber

#091788096                        Deputy UNS Controller

Payroll Account              Remove:  Art Roberto

#091788107                        Acting Controller



Mrs. Fong moved approval.  Mrs. Kenney seconded.  Motion

carried.  President Crowley announced that Mr. Tom Judy

has been appointed UNR Controller.



Dr. John Unrue, newly appointed Acting Academic Vice President

at UNLV, was introduced.



36.  Report on Job Corps, UNR Continuing Education



Dr. Richard Dankworth, Vice President of Public Affairs,

presented a report on the Job Corp program housed at the

Stead Campus.  See Ref. O, filed in the Chancellor's Office.



37.  Chancellor's Report



Dr. Bersi announced update reports will be given at succeed-

ing Regents meetings on the Management Information System

(MIS).



Mr. Klaich, who is acting as the Regents' liaison with the

MIS program, announced the formation of a Systemwide com-

mittee to define the requirements for the System, which

will then be translated into the necessary software to be

purchased in accordance with the Burroughs Corporation

contract.  Once this has been accomplished, hardware to

run the System will then be determined.  Because it is im-

portant that the users of the MIS have input into the defi-

nition of software, each Campus is implementing its own

committee in order that the MIS will be tailored for its

unique needs.



A second committee that deals with the academic uses has

also been established and is in the process of defining

those needs.



In answer to a question from Mrs. Fong concerning whether

the System was deviating from the Burroughs contract, Mr.

Klaich assured her that we were not, and that representa-

tives from the Burroughs Corporation were working with

the committees in developing software.  Further, he stated

that the major philosophy of the contracts executed by the

University -- to engage in partnership software development

with MSG, which will develop software to run on Burroughs

hardware -- there is no deviation from those contracts.



Mr. Klaich also stated that the configuration of the soft-

ware may well be different from the original concept be-

cause of needs and updated software, but there is continued

ongoing planning and communication among all parties con-

cerned.



Mr. Klasic assured the Board that the current contract has

a configuration codicil which allows for adequate control

by the UNS as we develop the project.



38.  Chairman's Report



A.  Chairman Mc Bride requested the following from Presi-

dent Goodall:



1.  The proposed percentage of opening night of the

Thomas and Mack Events Center, minus costs.



2.  The number of seats allocated for the Foundation

to sell, and the number of new donors to that

source and those from private scholarships.



B.  He informed the Board that the Engineering Report will

be presented at the December meeting, with proposals

from the Universities and Community Colleges being sub-

mitted to the Chancellor's Office for compilation and

presentation to the Board.



C.  Chairman Mc Bride announced the following Regent

Committees:



MIS Committee - Dan Klaich, Mark Dawson, Lloyd Case



Joint Committee on Education - Jo Ann Sheerin, Joan

Kenney, June Whitley (Mrs. Whitley also serves on

the Governor's Committee), Warren Fox



Liaison with Faculty Senates (Senate Bylaws) - Dan

Klaich, Joan Kenney, Dorothy Gallagher, Chris

Karamanos, Don Klasic



39.  New Business



Mrs. Sheerin requested further information on the UNLV

Athletic Budgets and reminded President Goodall that any

additional monies generated in excess of the approved

budget amounts could not be spent, but must be used only

towards the elimination of the deficit.



The meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

09-15-1983