UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 6-7, 1988


Pages 38-67



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

25-26, 1988.

(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

Advisory Committee:

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

Resources/Health Division.

Effective: August 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989

Amount : $7,500.00

Purpose : TMCC to provide training for Emergency

Medical Technicians for the State

Health Division.

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.

2. Introductions

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

Sferle, Senator.

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-

keeping" items.

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.

Motion carried.

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

Community Colleges

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

proceeding well.

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

Regents Office.

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:


Student Health and

Accident Insurance,


Annual Premium

Student Only 155 184 NA NA 125 125

Spouse Only 576 410

Children Only 140 309

Semester Premium

Student Only 64 92 NA NA 52 52

Spouse Only 237 205

Children Only 58 195

Summer Session

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).


Late Registration

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:


Section 7. Registration

3. A student who completes registraton after the add/

drop period shall not be charged a late registra-

tion fee.

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.

Motion carried.

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

in 1980.

President Taranik introduced Mr. John Goolsby, Mr. Fred

Gibson and Mr. Sherman Miller, who serve on the DRI Founda-

tion Board.

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

the University.

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

Community Colleges.

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-

tion carried.

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

majority students.

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,


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

junior standing.

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

Klaich, Chairman.

(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.










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




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

residential quarters.

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.

Motion carried.

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

Fiscal 89


Tuition & Fees $3,400 $4,469 average* $5,121 average*

Rank 9 out of 14 42 out of 50

Fiscal 90


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-

gents Office.

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

Gold Company.

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

and English.

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.

Motion carried.

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

student, and

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

higher education.

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.

Motion carried.

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