October 6-7, 1988
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
October 6, 1988
The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202, Don-
ald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman
Dr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Members absent: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
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
Ms. Elizabeth Nozero, Assistant General Counsel
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Cheryl Bowles (UNLV),
Patricia Crookham (NNCC), Gilbert Cochran (DRI), Tom Kendall
(Unit), Robert Mead (UNR), Dru Raney (CCCC), Dave Wilkins (TMCC).
and Student Association Officers.
Chairman June Whitley called the meeting to order at 10:40 A.M.
in Rooms 201-202, Donald Moyer Student Union, University of
Nevada, Las Vegas.
1. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held August
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following appointment to the School of
Medicine Advisory Board:
Judith Toland, Reno
(4) Approved the following appointment to the DRI Statewide
Robert E. Kelley, Las Vegas
(5) Approved the following appointments to the DRI National
Science Advisory Committee:
John H. Seinfeld, Pasadena, California
Kenneth L. Demerjian, Albany, New York
(6) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Medical School Department
of Psychiatry and Nevada Department of Human
Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene and Mental
Retardation, Rural Clinics Administration Office.
Effective: July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989
Amount : $158,040.00 (maximum) to be paid to
Department of Psychiatry
Purpose : UNR Medical School, Department of
Psychiatry to provide psychiatric
coverage to Rural Clinics offices in
Elko, Fallon, Yerington, Carson City,
Lake Tahoe, Minden, Silver Springs and
Fernley, on a regular basis.
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Department of Psychology
and Nevada Department of Human Resources/Division
of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation, Rural
Clinics Administration Office.
Effective: July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989
Amount : $11,000.00
Purpose : UNR Department of Psychology to provide
2 UNR psychology doctoral candidate
interns to Rural Clinics offices. In-
terns to perform full range of appro-
priate psychological services, under
supervision jointly of Rural Clinics
and UNR Psychology Department, using
Rural Clinics as a learning enviroment.
C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR College of Agriculture and
Nevada Department of Wildlife.
Effective: July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1990
Amount : $50,000.00
Purpose : UNR College of Agriculture to provide
an evaluation of techniques for statis-
tical and economic analyses of angler
use in Nevada.
D. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV Center for Business and
Economic Research and State Job Training Office.
Effective: September 1, 1988 to August 31, 1990
Amount : Not to exceed $27,288.15
Purpose : UNLV to conduct follow-up survey on all
adult JTPA Title II-A, incentive grant
and Title III program terminees, to in-
clude data pertaining to receipt of
eligibility for public support.
E. UNS Board of Regents/CCCC and State Department of
Effective: October 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989
Amount : $44,894.08 to be paid in 4 installments
Purpose : Instructional program designed to help
homeless achieve an independent living
F. UNS Board of Regents/TMCC and Department of Human
Effective: August 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989
Amount : $7,500.00
Purpose : TMCC to provide training for Emergency
Medical Technicians for the State
Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval
of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the
order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Dr.
Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
Chancellor Dawson introduced newly elected Unit Faculty
Senate Chairman Tom Kendall.
President Gwaltney introduced ASTM President Gary Young who
then introduced Tom Hunt, Senator Pro Tempore and Mircea
Mr. Foley announced that President James Taranik has been
selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administra-
tion (NASA) to serve on the Space Science and Applications
Advisory Committee of NASA's Advisory Council.
3. Chairman's Report
Chairman Whitley announced that the Regents Fall Workshop
has been scheduled for December 7, 8 and 9 at the Carson
Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada.
The work sessions will center around the following:
1) The UNS budget procedures and process, and the formulas
used in its preparation.
2) Revision of the UNS Estate Fund guidelines. The Estate
Fund Committee has suggestions for refining the process
to be used in future years and has requested consider-
able Board input for the continued use of these funds.
3) An approach to boardsmanship through a discussion of
Statewide issues led by a team of recognized, top-
notched knowledgeable Nevadans and their perception of
the leadership role the Board of Regents might take.
4) Internal issues, orientation to the Board, and "house-
All Regents, Presidents, Faculty Senate Chairman and Chan-
cellor's staff are invited to attend this workshop.
On September 1, 1988, the Chronicle of Higher Education
reported that nationwide Nevada is ranked 1st for increased
enrollment and ranked 3rd for the projected number of high
school graduates. As stated in Vice Chancellor Fox's report
on the 1988 survey of Nevada high school seniors, 61% of
Nevada's seniors intend to enroll in higher education.
Verner E. Suomi, professor of meteorology at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison and founder of the school's Space Sci-
ence and Engineering Center, was chosen from 29 candidates
nominated by top Universities, research groups and technol-
ogy-based organizations to receive the 1st Nevada Medal
from the Desert Research Institute. Dr. Suomi received the
honor at award ceremonies on October 5, 1988 in Las Vegas.
The award was co-sponsored by Nevada Bell. Dr. Suomi in-
vented the spin-scan camera which gives televisionweather
reporters their satellite pictures. The significance of Dr.
Suomi's spin-scan camera technology is particularly impor-
tant to Nevada's economic well-being, considering the influ-
ences of the Pacific Ocean, the Sierra Nevada and the high
desert, which combine to make the Great Basin one of the
world's most difficult weather forecasting regions.
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson recalled that the Board has asked him to
investigate ways in which UNS might enter into College sav-
ings programs. One of those methods might be in connection
with the sale of bonds for UNS buildings. He explained that
at the last Board meeting the Regents approved seeking leg-
islation for $10 million in revenue bonds for student hous-
ing at UNLV. A similar request appears on this agenda for
UNR. Also on the agenda is the sale of $4.6 million in
bonds for construction projects. Research indicates that
for the present, State and federal laws do not allow for
zero coupon sales on bonds; however, there is a proposal
before Congress, which, if passed, would provide for such
sale. He introduced Mr. Paul Howarth, Nevada Municipal
Consultants, and Mr. John Swenseid, from the firm of Hill,
Cassas, de Lipkau and Erwin, bonding consultants for UNS,
to provide clarification and information for bonding and
College savings programs.
Mr. Howarth explained that there are several terms in use
which mean the same kind of bond: "College savings bond",
"CABs", "capital appreciation bonds", "zero coupon bonds".
Typically, municipal bonds are sold in $5,000 denominations.
In a College savings program, one of those $5,000 denomina-
tions could sell for $1,000 or $2,500, which would amount
to a "deep discount". If the seller wanted to realize $10
million from a sale using this deep discount, then the ac-
tual sale would be at $16 million. Even though the princi-
pal is larger ($16 m.), there is a corresponding decrease in
the interest. A number of Colleges and states are taking
advantage of these CABs: the states of Illinois, North
Dakota, Connecticut and Washington. This has resulted in
an increased demand for their bond issues, and anytime
there is more of a demand the interest rate is likely to go
down. Because of the larger discount, the bond issue sold
with CABs has a higher principal, but also has less inter-
est; a zero coupon, hence less interest to pay.
Mr. Howarth further explained if the Board wishes to use
this method and call them College savings bonds, then when
seeking permission from the State Legislature the Board
would ask for considerably more than the $10 million needed;
possibly have the legislation read "to realize $10 million"
from the sale.
In answer to a question from Mr. Klaich, Mr. Howarth ex-
plained that the current tax law is referenced to issuers
that sell $10 million or less per calendar year. These are
called "bank qualifier" or "bank eligible" which means the
bank has the right to write-off their carrying costs when
they purchase the bond. This translates into a lower bond
cost for the seller and, in fact, can be as much as 25 basis
points or 1/4 of one percentage point.
President Maxson questioned whether UNS would want to use
sales as a College savings plan because asking for a larger
amount to allow for the plan might be harder to explain to
the Legislature and general public. He asked that the
legislation be written to allow for flexibility so that if
Congress amends the 1986 tax law UNS could then make the
decision on the manner in which the bonds are sold.
In answer to a question from Mrs. Sparks, Chancellor Dawson
explained that the UNS as a whole is considered in the $10
million per calendar year restriction.
Chancellor Dawson concluded his report by stating that this
is one method of obtaining a College savings plan for the
citizens of Nevada. He further stated that obtaining flexi-
ble legislation would allow UNS to test the market at the
time of the sale and then be able to make a determination
for the most favorable course of action.
5. Emergency Item: Request Approval of Resolution
President Calabro requested approval to consider an emer-
gency item on the agenda to accept a resolution in honor of
former WNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Dale Pugsley, who re-
cently passed away.
Mrs. Sparks moved to accept an emergency item concerning a
resolution in honor of WNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Dale
Pugsley. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
WHEREAS, Dale Pugsley has served the University of
Nevada System and Western Nevada Community College
honorably for the last 17 years as coordinator of
media services for WNCC; and
WHEREAS, Dale Pugsley contributed to the betterment of
higher education in Nevada by assuming leadership re-
sponsibilities as Chairman of the Faculty Senate of WNCC
for 3 terms, and had begun serving a 4th term in 1988;
WHEREAS, Dale Pugsley also provided leadership in his
service to a number of University of Nevada System
committees, including work to develop a new salary plan
for Nevada's Community Colleges;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that with the adoption
of this resolution the Board of Regents does hereby
bestow posthumously upon Dale Pugsley the status of
Emeritus, and extents its sympathy to his family in
this time of sorrow.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution in honor of WNCC
Faculty Senate Chairman Dale Pugsley. Dr. Eardley seconded.
6. Approved Resolution, Sale of Bonds
Approved the authorization for the sale of $4,600,000 State
of Nevada General Obligation (Limited Tax) University of
Nevada System Building Bonds (additionally secured with
pledged revenues) Series October 1, 1988. (Resolution
The 1987 Session of the Nevada Legislature enacted legis-
lation authorizing the Board of Regents on or after August
30, 1988, to issue general obligation bonds of the State of
Nevada in the amount of $4,600,000 for the purpose of fi-
nancing and construction of the following:
Western Nevada Community College $2,000,000
University of Nevada-Reno Research Facility 2,200,000
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni House 400,000
The funds to be used to retire this debt will come from the
special capital construction fund for higher education.
Mr. Paul Howarth, UNS Financial Adviser, informed the Board
that six bids were received with Shearson Lehman Brothers
bidding the lowest at 7.16%.
It has been learned that this State general obligation bond
issue must be written in accordance with the covenant of the
1985 Bond Resolution which dictates that the interest on the
bonds must be paid every six months. Because this State
general obligation bond issue must conform to this old reso-
lution, the last three years of this issue cannot be dedi-
cated to zero-coupon College savings bonds as originally
planned. The Chancellor has been advised that future issues
of student fee bonds may include or consist entirely of zero
-coupon bonds if the statute authorizing the issue is drawn
to allow such a provision.
The Chancellor and staff will, therefore, actively continue
to plan to make zero-coupon College savings bonds available
to Nevadans as a part of future student fee bond issues on
an annual basis.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of sale of $4,600,000 State of
Nevada General Obligation UNS Building Bonds. Dr. Eardley
seconded. Motion carried.
7. Report on National League for Nursing Accreditation for
The Director of Council Affairs, Associate Degree Programs
for the National League for Nursing, recently visted Ne-
vada's Community Colleges in order to assess the readiness
of the nursing programs to work toward accreditation. The
Community College Presidents reported on the estimated time-
table and costs.
The following references are filed in the Regents' Office:
Ref. B-1, UNS
Ref. B-2, CCCC
Ref. B-3, NNCC
Ref. B-4, TMCC
Ref. B-5, WNCC
President Meacham stated that CCCC began seeking NLN accred-
itation before the Board of Regents mandated that the Com-
munity Colleges seek NLN accreditation and the process is
President Gwaltney expressed his concern about NLN accredi-
tation entering into the System at different intervals. In
response to questioning regarding faculty release time,
President Gwaltney stated that clinical responsibility is
different from academic responsibility; therefore, it may
place an extra responsibility onto the nursing staff. TMCC
will not need additional funds for ongoing costs. Part-
time faculty will perform duties while the full-time facul-
ty is preparing for NLN accreditation.
Mr. Foley requested the Community Colleges to itemize an
account record for all accreditation expenses.
President Calabro informed the Board that institutional
accreditation costs are distributed throughout the College,
whereas with NLN it would be unfair to request funds from
Departments that do not deal with nursing.
President Berg stated that NNCC would require 3 years to
prepare for NLN accreditation. The 1st year NNCC would
develop a curriculum, the 2nd year NNCC would do a self-
study, and the 3rd year the NLN visitation would take place.
The nursing program at NNCC has been in existence for 15
years with approximately 20 nursing graduates per year to
serve the rural communities. NNCC employs two full-time
instructors neither of whom has a master's degree which is
required by NLN. NNCC feels strongly about granting these
two instructors release time so that they may obtain the
necessary degree, and is requesting $30,000 for each which
would provide for replacement instructors while they are
away attending a University.
Mrs. Sparks felt that the Board of Regents may have made a
mistake in requiring NLN accreditation for the 4 Community
Colleges and cited NNCC's nursing program which is serving
the requirements of the area it serves.
NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Patricia Crookham stated that
she had mixed feelings about NLN accreditation. It would be
very difficult to meet the time line requirements stated by
the Board of Regents, but if NNCC does not seek NLN accredi-
tation now it may not have another chance in the future.
Dr. Eardley suggested that the Board of Regents rescind its
motion in requiring the 4 Community Colleges in Nevada to
seek NLN accreditation.
Chairman Whitley recessed the meeting until 2:15 P.M. for the
purpose of dedicating new student housing and the Residential
Life Building on the UNLV Campus. The meeting reconvened at 2:15
P.M. with all Regents present except for Regents Gallagher,
Karamanos and Sheerin. Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting during
the afternoon session.
7. Report on National League for Nursing Accreditation for
Community Colleges (continued)
Mr. Klaich moved to table any action on the proposed budgets
and timetables as listed in the above references with the
understanding that any College who wishes may continue with
seeking NLN accreditation. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion
In regard to future discussions on NLN accreditation, it was
requested that the budgets indicate where the funds for
accreditation will come from, and an accounting of faculty
release time and release support.
8. Approved Salary Supplement, UNR
Granted permission to include in the offer to a Mackay
School of Mines Dean candidate an annual salary supplement
of $12,500 from UNR Foundation Funds. This is the same
supplement provided to the Dean of the College of Engineer-
ing at UNR.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the salary supplement of
$12,500 for the Mackay School of Mines Dean position at
UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved UNS Code Changes
Approved the changes to the UNS Code, Section 3.4.2, Stand-
ards for Recommending Appointment with Tenure. These chang-
es have been circulated to institution Presidents and the
Faculty Senates for review and comment. See Ref. C, filed
with the permanent minutes.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the UNS Code changes regarding
Standards for Recommending Appointment with Tenure. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
10. Approved General Guidelines for UNS Campuses to Develop
Physical Master Plans to be Incorporated into the UNS Master
Approved the general guidelines for UNS Campuses to develop
physical master plans to be incorporated into the UNS Master
Plan with an amendment to paragraph 1)A to read as follows:
1) A. The Campus Master Plan should provide the Board of
Regents with the means to adopt policies and make
decisions allowing for the orderly development of
each institution. The plan should address existing
physical sites and, if appropriate, new sites.
The general guidelines are contained in Ref. D, filed in the
Further, each President within the System is requested to
submit by June 1, 1989 a master plan for his institution to
a Statewide committee appointed by the Chancellor. The
Statewide committee will be charged with the task of ensur-
ing that all plans are consistent with mission and goals
statements, curriculum, instruction, enrollment, space
utilization information, demographic projections of the
school and community, academic program plans. and available
The Statewide committee will also review individual plans
to assure that proper consideration has been paid to the
following criteria involving physical development: physical
conditions of sites, problems, landscaping, environmental
impact, relationship to community planning, governmental
impact, traffic (pedestrian/vehicle), parking, housing,
recreation, safety, utilities and communications.
After initial consideration by the Statewide master plan
committee, the preliminary plans may be resubmitted to the
individual Presidents for revisions that will ensure con-
formity with Systemwide guidelines.
The Statewide committee will have the responsibility for
submitting to the Board of Regents for final approval, a
total University of Nevada System Master Plan that measures
growth among all the institutions by common denominators and
ensures that the student needs of the entire State of Nevada
are met equitably, efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the general guidelines for UNS
Campuses to develop physical master plans to be incorporated
into the UNS Master Plan with the amendment to paragraph
1)A. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
11. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held October 6, 1988, were made by Regent
James Eardley, Chairman.
(1) Approved the following Handbook changes, Title 4,
Chapter 17, Section 10, Student Fees, UNR for Student
Health and Accident Insurance:
UNR UNLV CCCC NNCC TMCC WNCC
Student Health and
Student Only 155 184 NA NA 125 125
Spouse Only 576 410
Children Only 140 309
Student Only 64 92 NA NA 52 52
Spouse Only 237 205
Children Only 58 195
Student Only 35 NA NA NA 27 27
Spouse Only 127
Children Only 31
UNR optional student health and accident insurance is
available to all enrolled students at UNR, TMCC, WNCC
and NNCC who are eligible for care at the UNR Student
Health Service by virtue of paying the semester health
care fee of $40.00.
(2) Approved the following Handbook changes, Title 4,
Chapter 17, Section 10, Student Fees, TMCC. This
change will eliminate the Late Registration Fee (for
students registering for seven (7) credits or more).
UNR UNLV CCCC NNCC TMCC WNCC
Fee (for students
registering for seven
credits or more)
Per Day 5 5 5 5 NA 5
Max, Reg Semester 25 25 25 25 NA 25
Max, Sum Session 10 * 10 10 NA 10
This change will cause a change to Title 4, Chapter 16,
Section C.7, Subsection 3, TMCC:
C. TRUCKEE MEADOWS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Section 7. Registration
3. A student who completes registraton after the add/
drop period shall not be charged a late registra-
Dr. Eardley questioned why the other Community Colleges
did not wish to change their policy and Presidents Berg
and Calabro replied that it is a legitimate source of
revenue at their Campuses.
President Gwaltney stated TMCC does not wish to penal-
ize their students. The other Community College Pres-
idents have discussed this issue at the Council of
Presidents' meeting and there was no opposition to this
modest policy change.
(3) Approved to use Capital Improvement Fee funds in the
amount of $18,923.35 for renovation of office space in
Frazier Hall at UNLV.
President Maxson stated that UNLV will employ its own
personnel for the renovation project which will be less
expensive than going with an outside contractor.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting during the following discus-
12. Approved Conceptual Plan, Las Vegas Science Center, DRI
Approved the conceptual plan for the development of DRI's
Las Vegas Science Center. The plans were presented at the
The proposed Southern Nevada Science Center for DRI is to be
located on 11-1/2 acres, of which only 8 acres are available
for development, on the northwest corner of the UNLV Campus
that was designated for this purpose by the Board of Regents
President Taranik introduced Mr. John Goolsby, Mr. Fred
Gibson and Mr. Sherman Miller, who serve on the DRI Founda-
Mr. Dale Schulke, Vice President for Finance and Administra-
tion at DRI, introduced Mr. Tom Shuman of JMA Architects and
Engineers, Inc. who proceeded to present the plans. There
are 3 Phases to this project, with Phase I consisting of 2
parts, Phase IA and IB.
Phase IA is planned for approximately 35,000 square feet of
offices, laboratories and related functions, which will
accommodate the current programs and their expansion needs.
Phase IB is designed to accommodate new programs that are
or will be developed in cooperation with UNLV in areas of
nuclear materials handling, aerospace engineering and global
earth systems science. The space requirements are estimated
to be 80,000 sq. ft. Subsequent phases will bring the total
space utilization to 309,000 sq. ft. The total construction
cost of Phase IA is $4,892,301 and Phase IB is $3,794,146.
Phase II will consist of a 3-story building, parking and
landscaping of 75,000 square feet, with a probable cost of
$7,000,950, and Phase III will consist of a 5-story build-
ing and parking structure. The probable cost of Phase III
structures is $17,912,125. The total probable project con-
struction cost is $33,599,522.
President Taranik stated that by 1995 Phases IA and IB will
be completed with Phase II beginning construction.
DRI conducts over $14 million annually in research and this
research base has been growing at approximately 12% per
year. Base support from the State of Nevada has remained
essentially constant during this period of growth. DRI
revenue base is expected to more than double reaching $38
million ($25 million in existing research programs and $13
million in new research programs) by 1995. The effort in
southern Nevada will reach half of this research volume.
Dr. Eardley questioned Dr. Maxson as to whether this project
complies with the current master plan in the use of the 328
acres at UNLV. President Taranik explained that in 1980 the
Board of Regents addressed the master plan and DRI's south-
ern facility. Mr. Karamanos agreed and pointed out that
there had been considerable discussion on the location of
the southern facility and had agreed that it needed to be in
close proximity with the University. Further, the Board had
designated this 11.5 acres for DRI because it would enhance
Dr. Taranik reminded the Board that in December 1987 the
Board had reaffirmed its position on expansion of DRI serv-
ices in southern Nevada, and in particular this site for the
research complex. He stated that DRI has kept the Board ap-
prised of plans for the center throughout the development
and planning stages, and UNLV has stated its support for
this project with recognition of cooperative research ef-
forts between faculty, students and facilities.
Dr. Maxson acknowledged that the land did indeed belong to
DRI, not to UNLV, and that the two institutions work
cooperatively in a number of projects. He stated that the
question concerning Campus expansion should perhaps be
discussed, citing that in 1980 there was no indication of
the tremendous growth which is now taking place in Las
Vegas. He related that the current enrollment is 15,000
students, and UNLV will be gearing up for upwards of 20,000
students by 1995. Dr. Maxson stated he felt the question
which should be asked is whether DRI could fulfill its mis-
sion by building in another area, such as on the 80 acres
of land in the West Charleston area. If so, the 11.4 acres
could be used by UNLV and then they wouldn't have to begin
purchasing surrounding property for its expected growth.
He again stated there was no question of UNLV's commitment
to DRI, but the question of whether its mission could be
carried out just as well on another piece of property.
President Taranik stressed that the real success of DRI is
its continued cooperation with the Universities. He re-
lated that in Reno there are 40 students working on fellow-
ships at DRI and that DRI scientists have taught 56 courses
in the last 3 years at UNR. This kind of cooperation can
only be accomplished because of the close proximity to that
President Meacham stated that planning is already underway
for the 80-acre site on West Charleston to house various
programs and activities related to CCCC's endeavors in the
health sciences areas. He added that DRI does most of its
work in conjunction with the Universities rather than the
Mr. Klaich stated that the Board encouraged DRI to enhance
programs and relationship with UNR and UNLV, which it has
been doing and he hoped that the institutions would continue
to work for common interests of the System.
Mr. Karamanos moved to accept the conceptual plan of the DRI
Southern Nevada Science Center. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Mo-
Chairman Whitley relinquished the gavel to Regent Klaich.
13. Report on the 1988 Survey of Nevada High School Seniors
The Chancellor's Office conducted the 2nd biennial survey of
the postsecondary plans of Nevada's high school seniors dur-
ing April and May 1988. 6,760 completed survey forms were
returned to the Office of Academic Affairs to be analyzed.
A report on the results of this survey, "Postsecondary Plans
of Nevada High School Seniors, 1988", was presented to the
Board by Vice Chancellor Fox. A summary of students' post-
secondary plans, a comparison of survey results from 1986
and 1988, and implications for the UNS was discussed by Dr.
Fox, Dr. James Rimpau and Ms. Karen Steinberg, authors of
the report. (The report is on file in the Regents Office.)
Highlights of the report are as follows:
Postsecondary Educational Plans - 61% of survey respondents,
2% more than in 1986, intend to enroll in a postsecondary
educational program in the year following their graduation.
83% of survey respondents intend to continue their education
sometime in the future. 63% of these respondents, 5% more
than in 1986, intend to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree pro-
gram. 12% intend to complete a vocational/technical pro-
gram, and 8% intend to take job-related or self-improvement
Nevada Attendance - 65% of students planning to continue
their education plan to do so in Nevada, 8% more than plan-
ned to stay in Nevada in 1986.
Prefer Public Institution - 64% of students planning to
continue their education prefer to attend a public institu-
tion. 62% prefer a 4-year College, 38% prefer a 2-year
Out-of-State Attendance - 28% of students planning to attend
a Community College plan to attend an out-of-state Community
40% of students planning to attend a 4-year College plan to
attend an out-of-state College.
A total of 2,685 Nevada students, 35% plan to attend a post-
secondary institution out-of-state.
Student Financial Support - 76% of respondents worked at a
job during their senior year in high school.
85% plan to work to help fund their postsecondary education,
78% expect parents or other relatives to help fund their
education, and 66% expect assistance from grants, scholar-
ships or loans.
Early Decision - Students who intend to continue their edu-
cation after high school make that decision early; 73% be-
fore their senior year in high school.
College Choice Factors - Students ranked the availability of
a particular program of study and the academic reputation of
an institution as the 2 factors most significant in deter-
mining their choice of College.
Positive Impressions - Seniors have a positive impression of
UNS Campuses. Campuses were ranked on cost of attending,
availability of financial aid, academic programs, and
Satisfied with High School Experience - Most Nevada high
school seniors are satisfied with their overall high school
experience and believe their high school prepared them well
for their intended postsecondary plans.
Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.
The 1986 and 1988 surveys of Nevada high school seniors pro-
vide educational planners with information on students' in-
tentions and plans concerning their education beyond high
school. These findings have several implications for UNS as
UNS can expect to serve large numbers of new students. As
their numbers increase to a projected level of over 15,000
high school graduates by the year 2000, it is likely that
nearly 2/3 of each graduating class will plan to attend a
UNS Campus the year following their graduation.
UNS can expect to serve a greater percentage of Nevada high
school graduates. Fewer Nevada students indicate intentions
to enroll out-of-state to complete an educational program
than in previous years, and national data indicate that even
fewer students actually leave the State for postsecondary
UNS can expect to serve a more diverse student body. More
students, regardless of their race/ethnic background, their
high school performance, their level of family income, or
their gender, plan to enroll in postsecondary programs; and
in 1988, a greater percentage of minority students plan to
enroll in postsecondary programs than in the past.
UNS Campuses must continue to seek ways to attract more
minority students. The minority population of the State is
growing and although a greater proportion of minority stu-
dents indicated postsecondary educational plans in 1988,
with the exception of Asian students, Nevada's minority
high school students still do not intend to enroll in post-
secondary educational programs in the same proportion as
UNS can expect to continue to enroll large number of part-
time, "nontraditional" students. Most of these students
have worked during their senior year in high school and most
of them intend to continue working to help support their
postsecondary education. Students will continue to juggle
school, work and personal lives.
Students will continue to come to UNS Campuses with a gen-
erally positive impression of these institutions. However,
UNS Campuses need to continue to strive to provide potential
students with information about their institutions. There
are still large numbers of students who do not have impor-
tant information about UNS Campuses and their programs.
UNS Campuses need to continue to provide Nevada students at
an early age with information about postsecondary education.
Nevada students indicate making decisions about their future
educational plans early in their high school career. Stu-
dents need information on programs of study, financial aid
and housing available on the Campuses, all of which ranked
as important factors in their choice of an institution.
Vice Chancellor Fox expressed his gratitude to the Board of
Regents, State Board of Education, and the high school sen-
iors for their support and response to the survey. The
State Board of Education has requested the Chancellor's
staff present their findings at its next meeting.
Chairman Whitley commended Vice Chancellor Fox and his
staff for preparing such an excellent report.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report on the 1988 survey of
Nevada high school seniors. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
14. Presentation on Cooperative Effort on Endowment Program,
TMCC and UNR
President Gwaltney announced that there is a cooperative
effort between TMCC and UNR on an endowment program. He
introduced Dr. Karen Garner, TMCC Executive Director of
Development, who reported that this cooperative effort with
UNR will aid in the rebuilding of TMCC's Foundation. TMCC's
Foundation goal is to raise $1 million. There is already
$345,000 committed to the Foundation. In addition $100,000
has been donated by the Redfield Foundation and $150,000
from the UNR Foundation.
Dr. Garner introduced Mr. Jim Thompson, Director of Planned
Giving and Scholarships at UNR, who congratulated TMCC's
staff for their efforts and reported that UNR wholeheartedly
supports TMCC and has pledged a minimum of $150,000 as an
initial donation. The cooperative program with TMCC con-
sists of scholarships which will require at least 32 TMCC
credit hours which will then be transferred to UNR at a
15. Report and Recommendation of the Legislative Committee
A report and recommendation of the Legislative Committee
meeting, held October 6, 1988, were made by Regent Daniel
(1) Approved to seek legislation which would authorize the
expenditure of the UNS $2.5 million 1989-90 Estate
Funds. Upon recommendation of the UNS Estate Fund
Committee, the Board in August, 1988 approved proposals
from institutions which had been submitted in accord-
ance with Board of Regents Handbook policy, Title 4,
Chapter 10, Section 20.
Mr. Klaich moved approval to seek legislative authority to
expend UNS $2.5 million 1989-90 Estate Funds. Dr. Eardley
seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klaich requested to address Item 16 of the regular Board of
Regents agenda because it is an issue related to Item 1 on the
Legislative Committee agenda.
16. Approved Resolution, UNR
Approved the following resolution which authorizes a $4 mil-
lion bank loan to complete a major renovation of the 5 ex-
isting residence halls and University Village and to begin
design development for new student housing. Debt service on
the loan will come from revenues from the $1 per credit hour
registration fee for residence hall renovation and charges
for using the facilities.
A RESOLUTION CONCERNING FINANCING THE COST OF IMPROVE-
MENTS TO STUDENT HOUSING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-
RENO IN AN AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $4,000,000; AUTHORIZ-
ING THE CHANCELLOR TO SOLICIT AND ACCEPT PROPOSALS FOR
SUCH FINANCING; AUTHORIZING THE OFFICES OF THE BOARD AND
THE UNIVERSITY TO EXECUTE AND TO DELIVER ALL NECESSARY
DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH FINANCING; AND PRO-
VIDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF.
WHEREAS, as the Board of Regents (the "Board") of the
University of Nevada (the "University") has determined
that it is necessary and desirable and in the best in-
terests of the University that the existing student
housing at the University of Nevada-Reno, including
residence halls and married student housing be renovated
and improved and that design work begin on the construc-
tion of new student housing (the "Project"); and
WHEREAS, the Board has determined that the University
borrow an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 for the pur-
poses of accomplishing the Project; and
WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the total amount of
tax-exempt obligations issued by the University of
Nevada System during calendar year 1988 will not exceed
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA:
Section 1. The Chancellor of the University, ex-officio
Treasurer (the "Chancellor"), is hereby authorized and
directed to solicit or cause to be solicited proposals
for a loan (the "Loan") in an amount of not to exceed
$4,000,000 for the purpose of accomplishing the Project,
such Loan to mature in not more than five (5) years and
to bear an interest rate that does not exceed by more
than three (3) percentage points the Index of Twenty
Bonds most recently published prior to the time bids
are received for the Loan or a negotiated offer to make
the Loan is accepted. If one or more proposals to make
such a Loan to the University within these parameters
are received and are otherwise made on terms deemed ac-
ceptable to the University as determined solely by the
Chancellor, the Chancellor is authorized to accept the
best such proposal.
Section 2. The Chairman of the Board, the Secretary and
the Chancellor are hereby authorized to execute and de-
liver on behalf of the University a note (the "Note")
evidencing the Loan made pursuant to Section 1 of this
Section 3. The Board hereby designates the Note execut-
ed pursuant to Section 2 of this resolution evidencing
the Loan as a "qualified tax-exempt obligation" within
the meaning of Section 265(b)(3)(B) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Section 4. This resolution shall be in full force and
effect after its passage and approval.
Dr. Patricia Miltenberger, Vice President for Student Serv-
ices at UNR, congratulated Dr. Robert Ackerman, Dean of Stu-
dent Services at UNLV, and UNLV on its construction of the
new residence halls and the Residential Life building. She
reported that as stated in the survey of high school seniors
UNS must continue its efforts in attracting the best and
brightest students of Nevada, and in order to attract these
students they must be able to establish living on Campus.
The construction and renovation of residential living quar-
ters is one of her first priorities at UNR. $3.2 million
will be required to renovate the resident halls at UNR for
establishing a higher quality of life on Campus. The fund-
ing would be derived from the $1 per credit student increase
that was approved last Spring, and the rental rates of the
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the resolution authorizing a
$4 million bank loan to complete a major renovation of ex-
isting resident halls and University Village and to begin
design development for new Student Housing at UNR. Dr.
Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
15. Report and Recommendation of the Legislative Committee
(2) Approved to seek legislative authority for bonding in
an amount which will yield approximately $10 million
to the UNS to construct married, graduate and under-
graduate student housing. Debt service on the bonds
will come from revenues charged for using the facili-
Mr. Klaich moved approval to seek legislative authority for
bonding in an amount which will yield approximately $10
million to the UNS to construct married, graduate and under-
graduate student housing at UNR. Dr. Eardley seconded.
17. Approved the Increase in Non-Resident Tuition Fees
The 1989-91 Biennial Budget Request approved by the Regents
at their August 1988 meeting contains a proposal to increase
non-resident tuition effective Fall 1989. The request was
conditioned upon final Board approval at its October meet-
The last time non-resident tuition was increased in Nevada
was in 1983 when the fee was raised from $1000 per semester
to $1100 per semester. The 1989-91 proposal calls for an
increase of $400 per semester, increasing the non-resident
tuition to $1,500 per semester per student. A schedule fol-
lows which compares Nevada's non-resident tuition and fees
with the averages in the West as well as nationally. Nevada
is the only state which has not raised its non-resident tu-
ition in the last 5 years. The average increases in the
West have been approximately 6% per year over the last 5
years and 6.5% nationally.
Fiscal 88 Nevada West
Tuition & Fees $3,280 $4,212 average $4,809 average
Rank 8 out of 14 42 out of 50
Tuition & Fees $3,400 $4,469 average* $5,121 average*
Rank 9 out of 14 42 out of 50
Tuition & Fees $4,200 $4,737 average* $5,454 average*
Rank 8 out of 14 36 out of 50
ASUN President Mr. Adam Fairfield addressed the Board stat-
ing many out-of-state students have chosen Nevada institu-
tions for various reasons, one of them being cost. The pro-
posed increase is such a sharp one and will raise out-of-
state tuition by $800 per year as opposed to a gradual in-
crease over a few years. He stated he felt that College is
a 4- or 5-year commitment and raising the out-of-state tu-
ition for these students while they are in midstream is un-
fair. The ASUN Senate supports a grandfather clause for all
out-of-state tuition paying students currently enrolled in
the University of Nevada System. Mr. Fairfield agreed with
the increase in tuition, but opposed the drastic increase
effective Fall, 1989. He requested that the Board of Re-
gents consider a grandfather clause for this tuition in-
Mr. Karamanos agreed with accepting a grandfather clause.
Mr. Klaich expressed that as indicated in the above table
the current out-of-state tuition in Nevada is low and with
the $400 per semester increase it will continue to be low.
He felt that this increase is fair and it is appropriate
to require out-of-state students to bear their fair share.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the non-resident tuition in-
crease of $400 per semester effective Fall, 1989. Dr.
Eardley seconded. Mr. Karamanos opposed. Motion carried.
Mrs. Sparks stated that the Board of Regents has a responsi-
bility to govern UNS to the best of its ability. The Board
does not wish to jeopardize Nevada students. Mrs. Sparks
stated she felt that out-of-state students should be able to
support higher education in Nevada while attending UNS in-
Mr. Steve Evenson, CSUN President, and Mr. Gary Young, ASTM
President, both support the increase but suggested the in-
crease be implemented in gradual levels. Mr. Fred Revnue,
ASCC President, voiced his approval of the increase as stat-
ed in the motion.
18. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held October 6, 1988, were made by Regent
Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.
(1) Approved the AAS degree in Air Conditioning Technology
at CCCC, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Re-
The program will consist of 60-63 credits, with 38-39
in the major. Existing courses in related areas will
be utilized in the program. Graduates will be quali-
fied to inspect and repair residential air condition-
ing. Enrollment is projected to be 74 FTE or 280 head-
count by the 4th year of instruction.
Although the program is not designed for transfer,
there are plans to articulate with the certificate pro-
gram at TMCC, as well as with the Clark County School
District, and the Education Dynamics Institute.
Mr. Klaich expressed concern about financial stability
for this proposed AAS degree with the projected in-
creased enrollment at CCCC. Dr. Herbert Peebles, Vice
President for Academic Affairs, explained that the air
conditioning technology degree is a unique program pro-
gram with cooperative arrangements with the private
(2) Approved the AAS degree in Welding Technology at CCCC,
as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.
The program will build upon the existing certificate
program to provide graduates with the tecnhical know-
ledge and skills required for entry level employment.
The existing certificate program is offered at both the
Henderson and Cheyenne Campuses. The CCCC Welding
Technology Advisory Committee, as well as other indus-
try representatives requested this program be upgraded
to a 2-year degree. Enrollment is anticipated to reach
400 students (80 FTE) by the 4th year of implementa-
tion. Current facilities are adequate at present; how-
ever, additional facilities would be available at the
Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center and the
Clark County School District to allow for enrollment
Dr. Eardley questioned if private industries were con-
tent with the core requirements such as English 101,
and Dr. Peebles stated that the industries do support
the core requirements.
(3) Approved the AAS degree in Building Technology at CCCC,
as contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents Office.
The program will provide emphases in Building Inspec-
tion, Construction Management and Architectural Draft-
The need for such a program has been expressed by a
steering committee composed of representatives from
local government as well as private organizations. In
addition, results of a survey found overwhelming inter-
est in development of this type of program.
Enrollment is expected to reach 80 FTE or 400 headcount
by the 4th year of the program. An agreement for the
use of additional community facilities will provide
adequate classroom space for the program.
Chairman Foley commended President Meacham and the CCCC
staff for the work completed on the above proposals.
Mr. Foley moved approval of items 1, 2 and 3 as stated in
the Academic Affairs report and recommendations. Mrs.
Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
(4) Approved the Master of Social Work degree at UNLV, as
contained in Ref. AA-4, filed in the Regents' Office.
This program will build upon an existing accredited
bachelor of social work degree. Concentration in 1 of
2 tracks will prepare students for specialized prac-
tice or administration, policy and planning.
New licensing standards for social workers, passed by
the Nevada Legislature in 1987, require an MSW degree
from an accredited school for employment as an inde-
pendent or clinical social worker. In addition, the
Nevada State Personnel Division is upgrading its stand-
ards for social work positions.
Accreditation will be sought through the Council on
Social Work Education. It is anticipated that enroll-
ment will reach 30-40 FTE by the 4th year of the pro-
gram. Initial funding is being requested in the 89-91
UNS Biennial Budget Request.
(5) Information Only: Joint Partnership NNCC/Newmont Gold
Company - Due to the tremendous growth of the mining
industry in the Northern Nevada Community College serv-
ice area, President Berg informed the Committee of the
following training programs underway for the Newmont
Basic Mechanics. This program provides untrained New-
mont employees with fundamentals of shop practices,
hydraulics, electricity and welding. In addition, re-
fresher classes are provided in technical mathematics
Advanced Diesel. When combined with the training re-
ceived in the basic mechanics program, students in ad-
vanced diesel will essentially take all the courses in
NNCC's diesel technology program during the Fall and
Spring semesters of this year.
Mill Maintenance Mechanic. This program is a new
training venture for NNCC. A mill maintenance mechanic
is expected to perform a wide variety of tasks which
require a considerable array of skills. The training
includes the following components: pipe fitting, mill-
wright, rigging, pump maintenance, advanced welding,
blueprint reading, lubrication, bulk handling, advanced
hydraulics, metallurgical processes and technical math-
NNCC is tailoring all of the training to Newmont's
specifications and needs, so that by the end of next
Summer, the company will have approximately 40 well-
trained employees to bolster their maintenance capa-
bilities. A new group of Newmont employees will begin
the same cycle during Fall semester of 1989. Newmont
has also expressed interest in training programs in
the area of instrumentation and supervisory training.
As a result of this partnership, Newmont employees will
have had the lifetime benefit of the training, and NNCC
will gain valuable experience in meeting industry
training needs. Any additional equipment needed for
the program has been purchased by Newmont and will be
donated to NNCC.
President Berg clarified that this training program is
fully funded by Newmont for its employees only. It is
anticipated that NNCC will seek funding from the Legis-
lature so that any student can attend these courses
in the future. NNCC has proven that these courses are
beneficial to the mining industry.
Mr. Klaich stated for the record he felt that the front
lines of economic diversification in Nevada are con-
ducted by the Community Colleges. The foundation has
been laid for good solid technical arts programs for
northern and central Nevada, and he expressed System
appreciation for the Community College efforts.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.
19. Approved Resolution. UNLV
Approved a resolution commending Mr. Stacey Augmon, a stu-
ent at UNLV who participated in the Olympics in Korea.
RESOLVED, that Stacey Augmon be commended for having
aspired to and achieved membership in the United States
Olympic Basketball Team which competed i 1988 Summer
Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. Stacey Augmon's perform-
ance on the basketball court and off during these games
reflected glory both on himself and on the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, We salute and congratulate Stacey
for having distinguished himself in this international
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the resolution commending Mr.
Stacey Augmon. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
20. Approved Resolution
Approved a resolution honoring Clarence and Martha Jones for
their outstanding civic and community services. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones are to be honored at a dinner sponsored by the
Nevada Lung Association on October 7, 1988 in Reno.
WHEREAS, Clarence earned a bachelor of science degree
in electrical engineering at the University of Nevada
in 1931, and Martha is a former University of Nevada
WHEREAS, Clarence and Martha Jones have been been excep-
tional friends of higher education in Nevada, particu-
larly to the University of Nevada-Reno to which the
couple has committed much time and financial resources,
WHEREAS, the Joneses have contributed ongoing support
of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, includ-
ing the recently established Nevada Stress Center, and
WHEREAS, the Joneses have made signiticant financial
contributions to many areas of the University of Nevada-
Reno including the Fleischmann Planetarium, the College
of Engineering, the Orvis School of Nursing, the Church
Fine Arts Complex, and the Jones Visitor Center (named
in their honor),
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-
gents of the University of Nevada System expressed sin-
cere gratitude to Clarence and Martha Jones for their
commitment to higher education, and
THAT THE BOARD OF REGENTS reaffirms its friendship with
the Joneses. We are proud to call you friends of Nevada
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the resolution honoring Martha
and Clarence Jones. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
21. Emergency Item: Request to Enter into an Agreement, UNLV
President Maxson requested approval to consider an emergency
item on the agenda to seek exemption from normal purchasing
procedures for the purpose of permitting UNLV's Department
of Residential Student Housing to enter into a temporary
agreement with Operator Services West, a fully licensed and
approved locally owned company, to provide operator assisted
telephone service to residence hall students.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept an emergency item concerning en-
tering into an agreement at UNLV. Mr. Karamanos seconded.
The residence hall telephone system does not permit operator
assisted calls. Operator Services West is prepared to pro-
vide operator assisted service as soon as possible. After
the University has had the opportunity to evaluate the serv-
ice and, if the service meets the needs of the students, the
University Purchasing Department will submit requests for
proposals to other vendors.
There will be no cost to the University to install the
Operator Services West program.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval to enter into a temporary
agreement with Operator Services West. Mr. Klaich seconded.
22. New Business
Mr. Klaich requested the Presidents to review the language
regarding residency requirements.
The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary to the Board