10/06/1994

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 6-7, 1994








10-06-1994

Pages 1-49



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

October 6-7, 1994



The Board of Regents met on October 6-7, 1994 in Rooms 7, 8 and

9, in Berg Hall, Northern Nevada Community College, Elko.



Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mr. Joseph M. Foley



Others present: Interim Chancellor John Richardson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

Interim President Kenny Guinn, UNLV

Interim President David Hoggard, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Vice President Rita Gubanich, TMCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Interim Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen (or their representa-

tives) Richard Finn (WNCC), Chris Gaub (Unit), Scott Hawkins

(NNCC), Dan Mc Clure (TMCC), Barbara Nelson (CCSN), Marsha

Read (UNR), James Stivers (UNLV), and Richard French (DRI),

and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 9:40 A.M.,

Thursday, October 6, 1994, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Derby, Foley, Hammargren and Klaich.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



Approved the Consent Agenda, which contained the following

(see Ref. A, filed in the Regents' Office):



(1) Approved the minutes of the special meeting held

July 20, 1994 and the regular meeting held August

25-26, 1994.



(2) Approved the appointment of Dr. Dan Grubic to the TMCC

Advisory Board.



(3) Approved the Handbook changes, Chapter 16, Sections

8, 9 and 19, Requirements for Graduation for CCSN, UNR,

NNCC, TMCC, WNCC and UNLV:



A. CCSN, NNCC, TMCC, WNCC, Chapter 16, Section 8,

Paragraph 3:



Students may select either the catalog year under

which they initially enrolled or the year under

which they will complete the curriculum require-

ments for an Associate Degree or a Certificate

of Achievement. (If a degree is offered for the

first time after a student has enrolled, the stu-

dent may choose the catalog year in which the de-

gree or major was first offered.) In no case may

students use a catalog which is more than six (6)

years old at the time of graduation.



B. UNLV, Chapter 16, Section 19, Number 1:



1. Choice of Catalog to Satisfy Graduation Re-

quirements for UNLV Students:



a. A student enrolled at a UCCSN institution

who has not officially changed majors may

elect to graduate under the catalog of

the year of enrollment in a baccalaureate

level program or the year of graduation.



b. Students who officially change their major

with the registrar's office may choose the

catalog of the year of the latest change

of major or the year of graduation.



c. Whichever catalog is used, it cannot be

more than 10 years old at the time of

graduation.



C. UNR, Chapter 16, Section 18, Number 1:



1. a. A student enrolled at a UCCSN institution

may elect to graduate under the catalog

of the year of enrollment in a baccalau-

reate-level program or the year of gradu-

ation.



b. Students who change their major must

choose the catalog of the year of the

latest change of major or the year of

graduation.



c. Whichever catalog is used, it cannot be

more than 10 years old at the time of

graduation.



d. In the case of UCCSN transfer students,

any exceptions to this policy will be

handled by the Transfer Center and the

transfer agreement contract process.



(4) Approved a Handbook change, Title 5, Chapter 6,

Chapter III, Section 18, Guidelines for Unranked

Position, UNLV, as contained in Ref. C-1, filed in the

Regents' Office.



(5) Approved a Self-Supporting Budget at UNR, as follows:



School of Medicine, Surgery

Surgery Practice Income

To Be Established

1994-95

Estimate



RESOURCES:

Opening Account Balance $ 0

Revenue:

Practice Income 115,588

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $115,588



EXPENDITURES:

Professional Salaries $100,000

Fringe Benefits 15,588

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $115,588



ENDING ACCOUNT BALANCE $ 0



TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $115,588



(6) Approved a Handbook change, Title 5, Chapter 1,

3.2.2.2, Specific Procedures, CCSN Bylaws:



The College President shall receive a recommendation

regarding the granting of tenure from a Peer Review

Committee, the Administrator to whom the faculty or

Administrator reports, and/or the appropriate Dean.

The Peer Review Committee will be constituted of

tenured faculty members who do not hold administra-

tive appointment. The Peer Review Committee shall

be composed of one member of the faculty selected

by the candidate for tenure, one member of the faculty

selected by the Administrator to whom the candidate

for tenure reports, and one member of the faculty who

shall be acceptable to both the candidate and the

Administrator mentioned above.



(7) Approved the assignment as provided under Section X

of the lease entered into on April 25, 1985, with

DRI for the property described as Lots I and II, Block

1, Longacres Park Tract 1. The assignment requested

is to Robert Joel Feinstock from Jacob and Eyra Bekhor

and Billy H. Mathews. This assignment is necessary to

allow the sale of the business, University Car Wash,

located on the property.



(8) Approved the following to be included as Section 1.3

of Title 4, Chapter 11, Codification of Board Policy

Statements, Desert Research Institute:



3. In conformance with NRS 396.7953, the Board of

Regents hereby specifically states and declares

that it is not bound by, among other provisions,

NRS 286.3007.



Ref. C-2 is filed in the Regents' Office.



(9) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada Division

of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1994 to September 30, 1995

Amount : $6000 to WNCC

Purpose : Ecological Survey of Mountain

Yellow-Legged Frog in Nevada.



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

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995

Amount : $34,000 to TMCC

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker Program.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/DRI and the Nevada Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: October 1, 1994 through December

31, 1995

Amount : $65,000 to DRI

Purpose : Urban strategy for the Truckee

Meadows Non-Profit Instream Flow

Bank.



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

Health Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: September 1 to November 30, 1994

Amount : $24,750 to UNR

Purpose : Community Health Surveys for com-

munities of Elko, Eureka, Storey,

Lyon, Esmeralda, Mineral and Clark

Counties, Carson City and Bullhead

City, Arizona.



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

Health Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: August 1, 1994 to March 31, 1995

Amount : $3000 to UNR

Purpose : Report to be developed on study of

interdisciplinary practice models

and barriers to the use of mid-

level practitioners such as nurse

practitioners and midwives in com-

munity based primary care.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Army National

Guard (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents,

until September 30, 1995

Amount : $6300 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to conduct plant, animal and

bird field surveys at Stead Train-

ing Site/Lemmon Valley Marsh to

ensure that actions of National

Guard do not negatively affect

these resources.



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

Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: August 1, 1994 through December

31, 1996

Amount : $107,000 to UNR

Purpose : Irrigation with Drainwater for

Ecological Risk Reduction: Demon-

stration, Technology Transfer,

Training and Public Education.



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

Child and Family Services (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995

Amount : $69,564 to UNR

Purpose : 3/4 time Statewide Training Co-

ordinator and 1/2 time Administra-

tive Assistant to develop inte-

grated, focused, effective train-

ing program that meets assessed

training needs of employees who

provide child welfare services.



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

Child and Family Services (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995

Amount : $28,575 to UNR

Purpose : Secondary Prevention of Abuse and

Neglect for the Children of Ado-

lescents in Foster Care: Partners

in Parenting.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Nevada State Health Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 1, 1994 to March 31, 1995

Amount : $26,235 to School of Medicine

Purpose : Activities funded under this con-

tract will include programs for

School of Medicine as follows:

Generalist Initiative; Area

Health Education Center; Medical

Student Rotations; MEDEX Physi-

cian Assistant Training Program;

Family Practice Residents; and

Office of Rural Health.



K. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and Divi-

sion of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995

Amount : $2,557,906 to School of Medicine

Purpose : Psychiatric care, treatment and

training of Division's clients.



L. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR Cooperative Extension

and Clark County (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

and the Clark County Board of

County Commissioners, for one

year.

Amount : $32,779 to Cooperative Extension

Purpose : Desert Ecosystems and the Tortise



M. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR Cooperative Extension

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents,

until July 30, 1995

Amount : $24,466 to UNR

Purpose : Preventive Health Services Educa-

tion Projects.



N. UCCSN Board of Regents/Nevada Cooperative Extension

Lander County (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: August 1, 1994 through December

31, 1996

Amount : $48,000 to Cooperative Extension

Purpose : Subsurface Drip Irrigation of

Alfalfa in Nevada.



O. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Crisis Call

Center, Inc. (Lease Agreement)



Effective Date: February 1, 1995 to January 31,

2005 (10 years)

Amount : Crises Call Center will make its

facilities and business avail-

able to UNR's students as part

of UNR's educational programs,

as mutually agreed upon by the

parties.

Purpose : Lease of residence and garage

located at 1061 Evans Avenue,

Reno.



P. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and Jack Douglass and

Channel 5 Public Broadcasting (Loan and Guarantee

Agreement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : To induce Douglass to guarantee

the loan and collateralize the

same, UNR conditionally guarantees

to Douglass the full payment of

the loan.

Purpose : Loan guarantee for final stages

of a capital campaign to raise

funds to construct Channel 5

facility.



Q. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and Sierra Pacific

Power Company (Grant of Easement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $1 to Board of Regents

Purpose : Easement for Sierra Pacific to

furnish underground electrical

to UNR building on Virginia and

17th Street in Reno.



R. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and Nevada Power

Company (Easement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $1 to CCSN

Purpose : Grant of Easement to carry out

Nevada Power Company operations at

the Cheyenne Campus.



Mrs. Whitley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of times as specified throughout the meeting.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



President Taranik introduced Dr. Jack Hess, who will serve

as Interim Vice President for Research until a person is

selected for the permanent position at DRI.



President Remington extended a warm welcome to those in

attendance at the NNCC Campus.



President Remington introduced newly elected Associated

Student Body President Laura Burger.



The following introductions were made throughout the meet-

ing:



Chairman Eardley introduced former NNCC President Bill Berg.



President Crowley introduced ASUN representatives Janelle

Silva, Human and Community Sciences Senator; and Glenn

Booth, Arts and Sciences Senator.



Vice President Gubanich introduced Ohne Mulder, Student

Advisor, and ASTM representatives Toni Horn, President;

Matha Ferris, Vice President; Wendy Knorr, Senator; Derrick

Luckett, Senator; Paul Steimpeck, Senator; and Randi Wake-

field.



President Calabro introduced Dianne Hilliard-Kraff, Student

Advisor, and USA representatives Jeanine Powers, President;

Mary Freedle, Vice President; and Mary Anna Lavelle, Secre-

tary.



Interim President Hoggard introduced Autumn Keyes-Ita,

Student Advisor, and ASCCSN representatives David Hernandez,

President; Barbra Mc Millan, Vice President; and Dave

Duarte, Treasurer.



3. Chairman's Report



On behalf of the System, Chairman Eardley expressed appre-

ciation to Interim Chancellor Richardson, Interim Vice

Chancellor Steinberg, and Interim President Hoggard for

their service to UCCSN during the interim periods. They

have all performed well in these positions.



Chairman Eardley thanked President Remington, NNCC faculty

and staff for their hospitality.



Chairman Eardley thanked Regent Gallagher for hosting a

reception for the System on the prior evening, and request-

ed her to extend his appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Morris

Gallagher for their contributions to the reception. Chair-

man Eardley wished her husband, Tom, a quick recovery from

an accident which has caused a leg injury.



Mr. Klaich entered the meeting.



Chairman Eardley introduced newly appointed Chancellor

Richard Jarvis and newly appointed Vice Chancellor for

Finance Tom Anderes, and welcomed them to the UCCSN family.



Chairman Eardley announced that TMCC Vice President for

Finance Rita Gubanich will represent President Gwaltney

at this meeting.



4. Chancellor's Report



Interim Chancellor Richardson requested Vice Chancellor

Sparks to present a report on the State Public Works

Board recommendations for the 1995-97 Capital Improvement

Projects for New Construction and Major Renovations, which

is filed in the Regents' Office.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the recommendations and

reported that the UNLV Library Phase I is still under

consideration by the State Public Works Board. In addi-

tion, UCCSN had requested $12 million for minor repairs

and improvements, $10 million is being recommended by the

State Public Works Board. Priorities 1 (CCSN Furniture

and Equipment), 7 (CCSN Henderson - including Library),

and 10 (New Projects for Advance Planning and Design) are

recommended to be funded from the State General Fund. The

remaining recommendations would be funded from State Gov-

ernment Obligation Bonds. He reported that $61.3 million

is the cumulative new construction and major renovation

recommendation by the State Public Works Board and the

total, including minor repairs, is $71.3 million.



Upon questioning, Mr. Sparks suggested that Priority 1

(CCSN Furniture and Equipment) be proposed to Governor

Miller that it be separated from the list in order for

UCCSN to seek an early appropriation from the 1995 Legis-

lature so that it could be implemented earlier in the

session.



With regards to the recommendation for UNLV's Wright Hall,

Mr. Sparks stated that it is a major renovation that has

been on prior Capital Improvement Projects lists to the

Legislature. Interim President Guinn stated that it is

not the intention of UNLV to change the priority list.

He added that the Americans Disability Act (ADA) must be

addressed in the future for all institutions to be in

compliance with the federal requirements. He has estimated

that it would cost approximately $8-10 million to retrofit

UNLV for compliance with this federal mandate. He suggested

that in the future the Capital Improvement Projects be set

aside until the ADA requirements have been met. Mr. Sparks

responded that a committee is studying the inventory and

federal requirements throughout the System and it will be

charged with keeping this information up-to-date.



5. Information Only: Report on Quality Assurance Review,

UCCSN



The Board of Regents engaged Deloitte & Touche to perform

a Quality Assurance Review of the UCCSN Internal Audit

Division. That report was presented by Mr. Dennis Gaugher

and Ms. Laura Humberger of Deloitte & Touche. The report

and the response prepared by the Internal Audit Department

is filed with the permanent minutes.



Deloitte & Touche performed a quality assurance review of

the UCCSN Internal Audit Department for the year ended

June 30, 1994 for the purpose of determining whether the

Department was in compliance with the Standards for the

Professional Practice of Internal Auditing adopted by

the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. The procedures

included reviewing documentation of internal audit poli-

cies and procedures, conducting interviews with various

individuals and groups, reviewing the documentation re-

lating to a sample of internal audits completed during

the year ended June 30, 1994, and such other procedures

that were considered necessary in the circumstances.



Mr. Gaugher stated that the results from the report have

been reviewed and discussed with Ms. Sandi Cardinal, former

Director of Internal Audit now on special assignment within

the System; Mr. John Love, Acting Director of Internal

Audit; Nancy Price, Chairman of the Regents Audit Commit-

tee; and Mr. Tom Anderes, Vice Chancellor for Finance and

Administration.



It has been determined that this report and its recommenda-

tions will be used as a foundation for the Audit Department

to build on, realizing that there are limited resources.

Mr. Gaugher stated that in Deloitte & Touche's opinion,

except for the limitations on the scope of the Department's

work discussed in the report, the Internal Auditing Depart-

ment of the UCCSN was in compliance with the Standard for

the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing during the

year ended June 30, 1994. Mr. Gaugher highlighted the

report and recommendations, and answered questions posed by

members of the Board of Regents.



Upon questioning, Mr. Gaugher responded that this is the

first time the Internal Audit Department had an outside

review and was measured against the standards. An external

review should be performed every 3 years, and the Internal

Audit Department has responded that in the meantime it

would conduct its own internal reviews.



Mrs. Sparks requested a proposed budget for additional em-

ployees, staff development, travel, tuition, etc. in order

to have some concrete material to present to the Legisla-

ture. This will strengthen UCCSN's position that it is

serious about improving this Department.



Interim President Guinn pointed out that the Board of

Regents is at risk without an EDP Auditor, and suggested

that the Board aggressively seek to hire an EDP Auditor.

Mr. Gaugher agreed and added that the EDP functions are

not being performed which puts the Internal Audit Depart-

ment in a terrible position. Mr. Klaich agreed, but em-

phasized the need to put this request in priority order.



Interim Chancellor Richardson reminded the Board that a

request has been built into the Biennial Budget Request

for two audit positions. He pointed out that the Legisla-

ture has been critical of the lack of audits performed and

it has been suggested that the Legislature perform the

audits. However, the irony of all this is that the Legis-

lature refuses to allocate funds for this function and then

turns around and criticizes UCCSN for the lack of perform-

ance. UCCSN needs to make a very strong case for this

need and then see how this issue plays itself out.



Mrs. Price stated that this is the best time to have this

area funded because accountability is very important and

popular at this time with the Legislature and the citizens

of Nevada. She suggested that it be presented at the

Legislature as a priority.



Mrs. Sparks left the meeting.



Chairman Eardley stated that he is appreciative of the past

Audit Committee Chairs, because the Audit Committee has a

hard time getting members of the Board to sit on the Com-

mittee and attend the meetings. the Board of Regents needs

to become serious about this Committee and its functions.



Mrs. Sparks returned to the meeting.



Mr. Love stated that the UCCSN Internal Audit Department is

appreciative of this audit performed by Deloitte & Touche.

The recommendations will require more work to be placed on

the current staff and they will perform to the best of their

abilities. He suggested that the Department employ 9 Audi-

tors, including an EDP Auditor. In addition, with all the

IRS requirements being implemented, UCCSN should consider

hiring a tax attorney or a tax accountant. At this time,

20 higher education institutions are being examined by the

IRS and it takes approximately 2-3 years for this audit

to be performed, which is a very comprehensive examination

throughout the entire institution. He noted that Ohio State

University was just assessed $1.9 million. Mr. Love stated

that this should be a concern of the Regents before UCCSN

is audited.



Mrs. Price stated that these concerns should be reflected

in the minutes, so that when IRS does its investigation

it would be noted as a concern of the Board. She thanked

Deloitte & Touche for this outstanding report and thanked

the entire Internal Audit staff. She recognized that the

staff is performing an impossible job with the limited

resources that are available. She stated that it was un-

fortunate that this item is being addressed after the

budget has been submitted to the Governor. She requested

that this issue be revisited to make it a priority of the

Board of Regents.



Mr. Graves directed incoming Chancellor Richard Jarvis to

review the allocation of resources to see if these issues

could be addressed before the next biennium. The Internal

Audit Department should be properly staffed.



Mr. Anderes stated that the report contains valuable rec-

ommendations and should be utilized as the foundation for

improving the Internal Audit Department. The Internal

Audit Department needs to focus on making sure that audits

are performed more regularly than every 10 years. Fiscal

timing may not be good, but it does raise the issue. He

stated that he will be working with the Committee to

develop a plan and that some of the recommendations could

be implemented within the next two months.



Upon questioning, Mr. Anderes estimated that the Internal

Audit Department would need 3 additional Auditors to per-

form audits every 5 years and it would cost approximately

$200-225,000 plus fringe benefits, equipment and training.



Chairman Eardley thanked Deloitte & Touche for the report.



Dr. Derby entered the meeting.



6. Approved Regents' Professorship



Approved the appointment of Dr. Anthony Calabro as a Re-

gents' Professor effective July 1, 1995, in accordance

with the provisions of Regents' policy, Title 4, Chapter

3, Section 12, Presidential Transition.



In addition, request was made for Dr. Calabro to retain

his status as a tenured member of the faculty of WNCC

granted to him by the Board of Regents on July 1, 1979.



Effective July 1, 1995, Dr. Calabro will become a member

of the instructional faculty of the University of Nevada,

Reno under an agreement between him and the University.

All provisions of that agreement must be consistent with

Regents' policy, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 12, Presi-

dential Transition.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that it is important to note

that the Board of Regents' policy allows up to one year of

paid leave; however, President Calabro has chosen to waive

this part of the policy because he does not feel WNCC should

be responsible to pay for this leave in times of budgetary

constraints. Mr. Sparks felt that President Calabro should

be commended for this decision.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Anthony

Calabro as a Regents' Professor effective July 1, 1995,

and that he retain his status as a tenured member of the

WNCC faculty. Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs. Sparks and Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



7. Approved the Reappointment, Director of Institutional

Research, UCCSN



Approved the reappointment of Mrs. Karen Steinberg as

Director of Institutional Research, UCCSN, effective

October 17, 1994, at an annual salary of $67,021.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the reappointment of Mrs. Karen

Steinberg as Director of Institutional Research, UCCSN,

effective October 17, 1994, at an annual salary of $67,021.

Mr. Graves seconded.



Mr. Klaich thanked Mrs. Steinberg for the outstanding work

she has performed over this period.



Motion carried.



8. Approved the Reappointment, Vice Chancellor for Academic

and Student Affairs, UCCSN



Approved the reappointment of Dr. John A. Richardson as

Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, UCCSN,

effective October 17, 1994, at an annual salary of $116,484.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the reappointment of Dr. John

A. Richardson as Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student

Affairs, UCCSN, effective October 17, 1994, at an annual

salary of $116,484. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich expressed his appreciation to Dr. Richardson

for the work he has accomplished over this period.



9. Approved the Appointment, Interim Vice President for

Academic Affairs, CCSN



Approved the appointment of Barbara Agonia as Interim Vice

President for Academic Affairs at CCSN at a salary of

$70,000, pro-rated from October 17, 1994.



Ms. Agonia will remain in the Interim Vice President for

Academic Affairs position until such time as the search

for the Vice President for Academic Affairs at CCSN has

been completed. This is a non-renewable contract.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Barbara

Agonia as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

at CCSN at a salary of $70,000, pro-rated from October 17,

1994. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



10. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievement

for the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



Northern Nevada Community College



Louis W. Tempel



University of Nevada, Reno



Tom Harrison



Western Nevada Community College



Sherry Black



11. Information Only: Outstanding Classified Employee

Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each President

reported on the outstanding classified employee achieve-

ment from the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents'

Office.



Western Nevada Community College



Betty Panuzzi



Truckee Meadows Community College



Joyce Cox

Eva Dellera



The open meeting recessed at 11:00 A.M. to convene the UCCSN

Foundation meetings and reconvened at 11:46 A.M. Thursday,

October 6, 1994 with all Regents present except Regents Berkley,

Foley and Hammargren.



12. Information Only: Public Comment



No comment.



13. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to

Rank



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

to rank were forwarded for Board consideration.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim President

Guinn recommended the following promotions, retroactive

July 1, 1994:



*Ching-Shyang Chen to Associate Professor of Mathematics,

College of Science and Mathematics

*William Epstein to Professor of Social Work, College of

Liberal Arts

*Shashi Sathisan to Associate Professor of Civil and

Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering



*Also recommended for Award to Tenure.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the recommendations for

Promotion or Assignment to Rank at UNLV. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approved Recommendations for Award to Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure were forwarded

for Board consideration.



Note: The titles stated in this agenda item are descrip-

tive only. Faculty are tenured in institutions,

and not in particular employment positions.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim President

Guinn recommended the following awards of tenure,

retroactive July 1, 1994:



*Ching-Shyang Chen, Mathematics, College of Science and

Mathematics

*William Epstein, Social Work, College of Liberal Arts

Jan Klaassen, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College

of Health Sciences

Joan Mac Donald, Radiological Sciences, College of

Health Sciences

Tom Mc Caslin, Accounting, College of Business and

Economics

Charles Regin, Health Education and Sports Injury,

College of Human Performance and Development

*Shashi Sathisan, Civil and Environmental Engineering,

College of Engineering

John Schibrowsky, Marketing, College of Business and

Economics





*Also recommended for Promotion or Assigment to Rank.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Awards of Tenure at

UNLV. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Regents' Special Projects Fund, Chancellor Search



At it's October 1993 meeting, the Board approved an amount

up to $45,000 for the Regents' ad hoc Chancellor Search Com-

mittee. Based on Committee expenses to date, remaining

outstanding expenses and travel of candidates, the Board

approved a transfer of funds from Regents' Special Projects

up to $16,000 to cover these expenses.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to expend $16,000 of Regents'

Special Projects Fund to cover remaining outstanding ex-

penses and travel related to the Chancellor Search. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved Regents' Special Projects Fund, WNCC Presidential

Search



Approved to use up to $25,000 from Regents' Special Projects

Funds for the WNCC Presidential Search.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to use up to $25,000 from Re-

gents' Special Projects Funds for the WNCC Presidential

Search. Mr. Graves seconded.



Mr. Klaich, Chairman of the ad hoc WNCC Presidential Search

Committee, stated that he was hopeful that the Committee

will consider the excellent method in which the ad hoc

CCSN Presidential Search Committee, Chaired by Regent

Sparks, came in under budget. He stated that materials

have been generated from the CCSN search and will be pre-

sented to the WNCC Committee for consideration and adop-

tion as the Committee deems appropriate. He expressed

his appreciation to Mrs. Sparks, Chancellor's staff, and

Committee members for use of those materials.



Chairman Eardley announced the Regent members of the ad hoc

WNCC Presidential Search Committee, as follows:



Daniel Klaich, Chairman

Jill Derby

Nancy Price

Carolyn Sparks

June Whitley



Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:50 A.M. and reconvened at 1:00

P.M. Thursday, October 6, 1994 with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Foley and Hammargren.



17. Approved Changes to UCCSN Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan



Approved the proposed changes to the UCCSN Tax Sheltered

Annunity Plan for employees as contained in Ref. D,

filed in the Regents' Office. These changes appeared on

the August 1994 agenda for a first reading.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the changes to the UCCSN Tax

Sheltered Annuity Plan for employees. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded.



Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks responded that

these changes will not have financial implications upon

the System.



Motion carried.



18. Approved Proposed Bylaw Amendments, Regents



At the Chairman's request, proposed amendments to the Board

of Regents Bylaws, Article V, Sections 4 and 8, have been

prepared by General Counsel and were presented to the Board.

As provided by Board of Regents Bylaws, Article VIII this

item appeared on the August 1994 agenda for information.



General Counsel Klasic explained that these proposed amend-

ments increase the number of Regents necessary to call a

special meeting and to put items on the agenda from 4

Regents to 5. Additionally, to be consistent with the

Open Meeting Law, an amendment provides that the minimum

number of days that agendas must be distributed before a

Board meeting shall be decreased from 4 working days to

3 working days. Ref. E is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Regents Bylaws amend-

ments. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mr. Klaich questioned whether, as a Regent, he wished to

place an item on the agenda, it was denied by the Chair-

man and the Vice Chairman, and he had to seek support from

other members of the Board, wouldn't that be considered

"polling" of the Board of Regents. General Counsel Klasic

responded that it would not, because the number of members

to support the request is less than the quorum.



Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.



Mrs. Price questioned further whether, as a Regent, she

solicited support from other members of the Board to

place an item on the agenda, and the first 4 replies are

negative. Mr. Klasic stated that the first 4 are declin-

ing to participate, and this would not be considered

"polling".



Mrs. Price stated that her comments made at the Board of

Regents' meeting held August 25-26, 1994, still represent

her concerns, in that each member of the Board represents

different constituents and members of the Board should

be allowed to meet this responsibility by placing items

on the agenda.



Mrs. Sparks stated that her comments made at the August

meeting still represent her concerns, in that if only 1

Regent wishes to place an item on the agenda, then pos-

sibly that item could be handled by the Chancellor and

staff. She felt that this amendment is intended to utilize

the Board's valuable time for efficiently and not penalize

the other members of the Board who did not want to address

the requested item. Mrs. Sparks indicated that previously

the issue of polling had been discussed with the Attorney

General and it was determined that seeking support to place

an item on the agenda is not considered polling.



Mrs. Whitley withdrew the motion and Mrs. Gallagher withdrew

the second to the motion.



It was suggested that the item be voted on in two parts:

Section 4 and Section 8.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of Section 4 as presented in

Ref. E. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Regents Berkley, Derby,

Graves, Klaich and Price opposed. Motion failed.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to accept the change regarding

the mailing or distribution of the agenda to all members

of the Board from 5 to 3 working days prior to the meeting,

and to leave the number of 4 Regents to request an item be

placed on the agenda. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



A roll call vote was taken:



Aye: Regents Gallagher, Graves, Klaich, Sparks,

Whitley, Eardley

Nay: Regents Berkley, Derby, Price

Abstain: Regent Hammargren



Motion carried.



Some members of the Board were confused about the voting

rights of the Chairman, and Mrs. Berkley directed General

Counsel Klasic to review Robert's Rules of Order and report

back. Mrs. Sparks requested Mr. Klasic to also report on

the voting procedure for committees. Mr. Klasic had a copy

of Robert's Rules of Order with him and he read a portion

of it that stated the Chairman would vote only when the

Chairman's vote would affect the final outcome of the matter

being voted upon.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



19. Approved the Amendment, 1995-97 Biennial Budget Request, UNR



Approved the acceptance of a gift of land and associated

building located in downtown Reno. The gift is designated

for the exclusive benefit of the University of Nevada, Reno.

The property currently has a restriction attached, which

requires repayment of a $1,254,000 EDA grant, in the event

the property is sold prior to November 2024. The Univer-

sity is in the process of attempting to remove this restric-

tion; however, it is UNR's position that the gift should be

accepted even if the restriction cannot be removed. The

property is valued at over $3,000,000, and it is a facility

that will be utilized by University outreach programs and

activities rather than held for resale.



The property was formerly occupied by Old College and has

a 47,605 gross square foot facility. Upon acceptance by

the Board of regents and subsequent transfer from Old

College, it is expected the facility would be fully oc-

cupied and operational by July 1, 1995.



Mr. Graves moved approval to accept a gift for UNR of land

and associated building located in downtown Reno. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded.



Mrs. Sparks questioned if the property was in good condi-

tion and that asbestos abatement has been completed, and

President Crowley responded that several years ago when

UNR considered this property there was too much work to

be done to the building to justify UNR's consideration.

However, UNR staff have recently evaluated the property

and have noted that several changes have been made since

the first consideration. The building is now in good

condition.



Upon questioning, President Crowley responded that the

Behavioral Analysis Program, which is being considered as

one program to be housed at the facility, produces its

own income and is used to assist in the increased needs.

All that income is returned to the program.



Motion carried.



In order to operate and maintain the facility, the Board

approved that the Operations and Maintenance of the Physi-

cal Plant budget be increased by $241,500 for fiscal 1996

and $250,600 for the fiscal 1997. The estimated cost of

operating the Old College facility reflects standard per-

square-foot costs experienced by the University. Univer-

sity personnel have inspected the property and have con-

cluded the facility is in good condition and that the

property is in substantial compliance with most ADA and

OSHA requirements.



President Crowley explained that the budget would begin

July 1, 1995, even though UNR intends to take possession

of the building in January 1995. UNR proposed to keep

the present tenants until July 1, 1995.



Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the base budget

would be adjusted and calculated using the present formulas.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Operations and Maintenance

of the Physical Plant budget be increased by $241,500 for

fiscal 1996 and $250,600 for fiscal 1997. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she wants to do what is right for

UNR, but questioned whether the other institutions' space

needs would be affected if the Board approves this adjust-

ment to UNR's budget. Mr. Sparks responded that all the

other institutions' space needs have been considered in

the budget request. This request will allow UNR to enjoy

the same opportunity to acquire new space.



Motion carried.



20. Approved the Naming of Building, TMCC



Approved the naming of the new technology building at TMCC,

the International Game Technology Applied Technology Center.

The TMCC Foundation raised funds for this building.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the naming of the new tech-

nology building at TMCC the International Game Technology

Applied Technology Center. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion

carried.



Mrs. Price requested that the Board review its policy on

naming buildings.



21. Approved a Loan Guarantee, UNR



Approved a loan guarantee from UNR in the amount of $500,000

for Channel 5 to commence construction of a new facility on

the land they leased in March 1994. Repayment of the loan

will be made on or before August 1, 1997 by Channel 5.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of a loan guarantee from UNR

in the amount of $500,000 for Channel 5 to commence con-

struction of a new facility. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion

carried.



President Crowley explained that if Channel 5 should default

on the loan, the facility will then be turned over to UNR

and UNR will then utilize Capital Improvement Fee funds to

pay off any remaining debt. To date, Channel 5 has raised

approximately $1.6 million for this facility.



Mrs. Price questioned what the legal reference was for the

Board of Regents to allow granting this loan, and General

Counsel Klasic responded that statutorily UCCSN can manage

its own affairs and assets and that he is not aware of any

constitutional prohibition to this effect.



Mr. Klaich noted that this loan guarantee is UNR's obliga-

tion, and he felt a little uneasy about approving this

item. However, he will support the motion because this is

another creative method to keep educational programs from

deteriorating.



President Crowley agreed with Mr. Klaich in that this is an

unusual request and stated that it probably will not occur

again in the future. This request is to allow the construc-

tion project to get started in a timely manner. He is con-

fident that additional funds will be raised by Channel 5.



Mrs. Sparks questioned why UNR is requesting this loan for

a person who has never given to the University, and Presi-

dent Crowley stated that a legal arrangement has been worked

out with First Interstate Bank, in which Mr. Douglass is

employed.



Mrs. Price opposed. Motion carried.



22. Information Only: UCCSN Academic Faculty Salary Study



Interim Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg presented the find-

ings of the 1993-94 Academic Faculty Salary Study. The

study is conducted biennially to provide comparative data

on average faculty salaries from peer institutions of both

land grant Universities and medium enrollment urban Com-

munity Colleges. The findings from the study are used to

monitor UCCSN academic faculty salaries against the Board's

salary goal for such faculty. The 1993-94 Academic Faculty

Salary Study is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Steinberg explained that this report was compiled for

the lay audience and is not as sophisticated as in the past

when the report was prepared by an outside group. In light

of the budget constraints, it was decided to prepare an in-

house report using the same peer groups as before.



Mrs. Steinberg reported that this report contains the

Academic Faculty Salary Study for 1993-94 at State Land-

Grant Universities and at Peer Group Community Colleges.



The report covers faculty salaries and total compensation

at 51 Universities for the 1993-94 academic year. The

group of 51 institutions utilized in this study consists

of State Universities, 49 of them being land-grant insti-

tutions. One University is included from each state,

except Nevada, which has both UNR (Nevada's land-grant

institution) and UNLV in the study population.



This population of Universities was first used by Blatz

and Dobra in "A Comparative Analysis of Faculty Compensa-

tion at Principal Land Grant Universities", published in

1986, 1988 and 1990. This study draws comparisons with

the finding in, and utilizes data from, those surveys.

The data for the 1993-94 study were obtained from the

American Association of University Professors' (AAUP)

survey, published on an annual basis in "Academe" magazine.

This same data source was utilized by Blatz and Dobra in

all previous versions of this study.



Salary and compensation data for each University in the

study population are averages for faculty at all ranks --

Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors,

Instructors and Lecturers. The averages were computed

by AAUP using each institution's respective distribution.

Compensation data include salary and benefits such as

retirement, medical/dental, disability, tuition, social

security, unemployment and workers compensation taxes,

group life and benefits in kind.



Nationally, the mean salary of the 1993-94 study ($50,147)

represents a 2-year percentage increase of 5.6% from the

1991-92 mean of $47,500. The mean compensation for 1993-

94 ($62,265) represents a 2-year percentage increase of

6.4% from the 1991-92 mean of $58,500. These modest 2-year

gains are considerably lower than salary progress in earlier

cycles. The modest gains experienced recently have occurred

at many State Universities across the nation which have

continued to face budget constraints. The national data

are displayed in the report for comparison purposes.



Between 1991-92 and 1993-94, UNLV's average salary for all

ranks increased by 0.6% and the average compensation in-

creased by 2.3%. In the ranking of the study population

of 51 institutions, UNLV fell from 34 to 40 in average

salary and from 39 to 47 in compensation.



Between 1991-92 and 1993-94, UNR average salary for all

ranks increased by 4.8% and the average compensation in-

creased by 5.0%. In the population ranking, UNR fell from

23 to 25 in average salary and from 32 to 33 in compensa-

tion.



Regarding the Community Colleges, the study covers faculty

salaries and total compensation at 50 Community Colleges

in the United States. The group of 50 Community Colleges

used in this study includes mostly medium-enrollment Com-

munity Colleges (4000+ students) in urban areas (100,000+

population). In a few instances, a College falling just

outside these criteria was included because it has been

used in other salary peer groups in the UCCSN. Both of

Nevada's medium-enrollment urban Community Colleges, CCSN

and TMCC, are included in the sample. Since NNCC and WNCC

fall well outside the medium-enrollment urban classifica-

tion, their data are not computed in sample averages, but

are listed in the report for comparison purposes.



Data were requested from this group of 50 Community Col-

leges, 47 of which were first used by Blatz and Dobra.

Through the AAUP survey the data were obtained for the

majority of the Colleges. Those Colleges in the sample

that did not provide data to AAUP were contacted to get

the salary and compensation information they would have

submitted to AAUP. This particular study draws broad

comparisons with the findings in, and utilizes data from,

those previous surveys. Compensation data in this study

includes salary and benefits such as retirement, medical/

dental, disability, tuition, social security, unemploy-

ment and workers compensation taxes, group life, and

benefits in kind.



The mean salary of the 1993-94 study ($40,950) represents

a 2-year percentage increase of 3.7% from the 1991-92 mean

of $39,500. Mean compensation for 1993-94 ($51,350) repre-

sents a 2-year percentage increase of 4.4% from the 1991-92

mean of $49,200. These modes 2-years gains are consider-

ably lower than salary progression in earlier cycles. Many

public Community Colleges have faced budget constraints for

several years.



Between 1991-92 and 1993-94, the CCSN average salary in-

creased by 5.9% and the average compensation increased by

5.2%. Between 1991-92 and 1993-94, the TMCC average salary

increased by 12.9% and the average compensation increased

by 11.7%.



An overall conclusion is that over the last few years UCCSN

institutions have not moved up and have generally stayed

steady or declined.



Mrs. Steinberg reported that neither the two Universities

meet the Regents' goal of the top quartile; UNR barely falls

below and UNLV is clearly below the median. The explana-

tion for this difference between UNR and UNLV is found on

page 6 of the report and Mrs. Steinberg added that UNLV is

a younger but growing institution. UNLV tends to hire a

larger number of faculty at a lower level who will then

work their way through the promotional structure. UNLV

has a much larger proportion of faculty at this lower level.



Mr. Graves stated that this report does not really tell

the Board anything and will only stir up much controversy

over the difference between UNR and UNLV. The report needs

to reflect that UNLV has chosen to hire more lecturers to

get "more bang for the buck". UCCSN is a competitive

system in what it pays its faculty and he did not think

this report reflects that competitiveness. Mrs. Steinberg

responded that this report does reflect Mr. Graves' con-

cerns. She noted that on page 7 of the report, in relation

to the peer groups, UCCSN is not making progress towards the

Regents' stated goal of paying within the top quartile. In

fact, over the last four biennia, UNR has stayed even and

UNLV has actually slipped.



Mr. Graves stated that UNLV is the fastest growing insti-

tution and it has chosen to hire more lecturers, but this

information is not reflected in this report.



Mrs. Steinberg stated that this report was compiled for

the purpose of relaying information to the Legislature to

support UCCSN's request for an 11.9% salary increase in

order for both Universities to move toward the Board's

stated goals.



Mrs. Sparks suggested that Table 5, 1993-94 University

Faculty Salaries, of the report, include previous years'

information and Mrs. Steinberg responded that she would

include that information.



Interim President Guinn stated that this report is an im-

portant document and he has used this salary data when

meeting with various groups, such as the local editorial

boards. The most important issue is that UCCSN is barely

at the median salary.



Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that although he has

mentioned this before, the Board must make a distinction

between the appropriation process vs. the allocation proc-

ess. The difference that is being demonstrated in this

report is the allocation, not the appropriation. The

budget formulas are compiled the same throughout the Sys-

tem. It is not an issue of fairness, but an issue of al-

location. Vice Chancellor Sparks pointed out that if the

System were to approach the Legislature with differentiated

pay increases, then it would have to deal with a different

set of issues. Salary schedules have been adopted by the

Board of Regents and they are intended to work at creating

a balance in the salaries. He stated that this document

would be helpful at the next legislative session.



In response to a question, it was projected that the faculty

salaries would not be able to move up to the top quartile,

the Regents' goal, in one legislative session.



Mr. Graves questioned where UCCSN's salary ranges compare

to the national comparison, and Mrs. Steinberg stated

that she would make an evaluation and report back to the

Board.



Mr. Graves questioned why the cost-of-living or taxes are

not included in the data, and Mrs. Steinberg responded that

in the past data was collected but the targeted audience

did not understand the information, so it was determined to

drop this information.



Mr. Klaich stated that this report has a very limited use,

in that it establishes a single set of data points that can

be constructed to make comparisons year after year. Alone

the data points are useless and irrelevant, but consistent.

However, when making comparisons to the past data, it be-

comes very relevant and useful. In the past, some Legisla-

tors would ask for information and UCCSN would provide

several different lists. At this time, UCCSN provides a

more established list that tracks consistent data over time

with the same comparison groups. He agreed that there may

be other management reasons for UCCSN to collect other

relevant data, but this report is consistent so UCCSN does

not get whipsawed at the Legislature. It provides an

historical base and a peer group that does not change,

even though the peer group does get challenged regularly.



Mrs. Berkley requested a comparison between the different

catagories, and Mrs. Steinberg stated this would be done.



Mrs. Price stated that the Legislature is trying to work

with the budgets in a more rational manner. She questioned

that when the Legislators look at this document, will UCCSN

be getting a better product in the end. She stated that

the product is at a level point, but there is a quality of

knowledge that should be measured. President Crowley

stated that these issues should be discussed by the Board,

but he did not think it wise to bring this issue before the

Legislature. It is very important that each institution

asses the effect of its faculty, but, again, it should not

be taken up with the Legislature.



23. Information Only: Report on Western Athletic Conference

Membership



Interim President Guinn presented a progress report re-

garding UNLV and the Western Athletic Conference member-

ship. He reported that UNLV has agreed to pay an entry

fee of $75,000 over a 5-year period, totaling $175,000.

A donor has indicated that s/he will pay the first $75,000

by October 1, 1994 and possibly $35,000 each year there-

after. Dr. Guinn indicated that there will be no cost to

the Board of Regents nor UNLV.



Secondly, Dr. Guinn reported that when the money is divided

between the WAC schools, the estimated annual income is

$485,000. It has been estimated that $38,500 will be earn-

ed for away games. This will allow UNLV to have more money

per year.



Dr. Guinn stated that the negotiations went well and UNLV

received the right to become immediate voting members even

though UNLV will not be in the conference until 1996.



Upon questioning, Dr. Guinn responded that the funds earned

by WAC are for equity in the partnership.



Chairman Eardley suggested that UNR continue to seek an

invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference.



Chairman Eardley noted that several years ago the Board

passed a resolution calling for UNR and UNLV to meet an-

nually in competition in football and basketball.



Mrs. Price indicated that she did not remember the Board of

Regents authorizing UNLV to join WAC, and Chairman Eardley

stated that the Board approved UNLV to join WAC subject to

negotiations.



24. Approved the Report on Administrative Officer Investigation,

UNLV



Interim President Guinn reported that at the Board of Re-

gents August 25-26, 1994 meeting, he had requested, in

accordance with the UCCSN Code, approval to appoint an ad-

ministrative officer to investigate whether any University

employee violated the prohibitions of Chapter 6 of the UCCSN

Code relating to athletic contracts at UNLV. Dr. Guinn

stated that it was determined, through meetings with General

Counsel Klasic, that UNLV could hire legal counsel in this

matter, rather than proceed with an appointed administrative

officer. By hiring a legal counsel, client confidentiality

could be maintained.



Dr. Guinn read his letter, dated September 22, 1994, to

Interim Chancellor Richardson, and requested it be made a

part of the minutes. He read as follows:



I feel compelled, after considerable deliberation, to

request your approval for employment of special counsel

for the President of UNLV. The scope of the special

counsel's duties would be to provide the President with

legal advice regarding potential rights and liabilities,

if any, of the University as related to the Massamino

employment contract signed in April 1992 and for any

other documents relating to Mr. Massamino. It is im-

perative that the University receive the above legal

advice regarding these matters in order to eliminate

any appearance of bias.



I have discussed this request with Donald Klasic and

both of us will be available to provide you with any

analysis you may need to support approval of special

counsel. Time is of the essence in having a special

counsel appointed and I would appreciate very much

your attention to this request.



Mr. Klaich clarified that the request is to go from appoint-

ing an administrative officer to hiring a special counsel to

the President, and Dr. Guinn affirmed.



Upon questioning, Dr. Guinn explained that if this matter

would need to be settled in a court of law, then records

would become private due to attorney-client privileges.

Mrs. Price stated that an administrative officer would

allow for a broader discussion to take place on this matter,

and Dr. Guinn responded that this request is being made so

that UNLV does not violate any legal technicalities that

may be involved.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to change the administrative

officer to special counsel to the President at UNLV. Mrs.

Berkley seconded.



Mrs. Berkley requested that the motion include the specific

hiring of Morton Galane, Attorney at Law, to serve in this

capacity. Dr. Guinn stated that he will officially notify

Mr. Galane of the action taken by the Board.



Mrs. Gallagher amended the motion to include Mr. Morton

Galane to serve as special counsel to the President at

UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Mrs. Price opposed. Motion

carried.



25. Approved the Reassignment of TMCC President



President John Gwaltney requested approval of his request

to be reassigned as President of the Truckee Meadows Com-

munity College to his tenured faculty position, effective

October 7, 1994. Dr. Gwaltney has also requested Board

approval of his request for leave during the remainder of

his contract year, with the payment of full compensation

and benefits as provided in this current employment con-

tract with the Board of Regents, for the purpose of prepar-

ing himself for his teaching duties at the Truckee Meadows

Community College for the Fall semester, 1995. As authoriz-

ed by Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 19(4) (b) of the Board

of Regents Handbook, Dr. Gwaltney has also requested ap-

proval by the Board of Regents of his request for a "B"

contract academic year salary in the amount of $83,767.13

(82% of Dr. Gwaltney's 1994-95 Presidential salary), ef-

fective July 1, 1995.



Interim Chancellor John A. Richardson recommended that Dr.

Gwaltney's requests be approved by the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to reassign Dr. John Gwaltney

to his tenured faculty position, effective October 7, 1994;

to grant leave during the remainder of Dr. Gwaltney's con-

tract year, with the payment of full compensation and bene-

fits as provided in his current employment contract; and to

grant Dr. Gwaltney a "B" contract in amount of $83,767.13,

effective July 1, 1995. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that the members of

the Board have been provided an agreement that has been

signed by himself, Dr. Gwaltney, Dr. Gwaltney's attorney,

and General Counsel Klasic.



Mr. Klaich suggested that the agreement contain a mutual

release, which should have been included in this type of

agreement, to allow for an amicable adjustment of those

rights of UCCSN and Dr. Gwaltney and that future action

against each party would be suspended. He requested that

the motion be approved upon this condition.



Mr. Klaich mentioned that the media has written articles

regarding this resignation; however, they have failed to

mention that the Board of Regents has a contract with Dr.

Gwaltney that it must honor.



General Counsel Klasic stated that Mr. Klaich's suggested

amendment could be included in the agreement, but only

conditional upon the parties' agreement of the amendment.



Interim Chancellor Richardson requested a recess. Upon

return, all Regents were present except Regents Derby and

Foley. Mr. Klaich requested that this item be tabled.



Mrs. Whitney withdrew the motion. Mrs. Gallagher withdrew

the second to the motion.



Mrs. Berkley stated that many members of the Board have

made it quite clear that if the Board is to consider con-

tracts, that the contracts be provided to the members

prior to the meeting. She stated that she will consistently

vote against any contracts that she does not receive ahead

of time. Dr. Richardson responded that one of the condi-

tions of the agreement was that it not be distributed be-

fore the meeting.



Mrs. Price stated that guidelines should be developed for

negotiating agreements and contracts.



The discussion continued the following day, and is found

after item 29.



26. Information Only: NNCC Presentation



President Remington introduced Vice President Bill Bonaudi

who reported on NNCC's strategies to meet NNCC's Academic

Master Plan and the System's Strategic Directions. He

distributed a document which highlights the 15 strategies

proposed by NNCC, and is filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Bonaudi stated that various institutions are offering

courses at NNCC, such as UNR, UNLV and most recently

Sierra Nevada College at Incline Village. The courses

offered are very helpful and on target with what NNCC is

trying to accomplish. For the first time, A UCCSN Com-

munity College has arranged an articulation agreement with

a baccalaureate granting institution. Sierra Nevada Col-

lege has determined that NNCC's associate programs are

appropriate in achieving the baccalaureate degree. The

articulation agreement is not based on a course by course

articulation and NNCC is very proud of this arrangement.

Sierra Nevada College intends to come into the Elko com-

munity and offer upper division courses. This will give

NNCC the opportunity to provide an upper division and a

baccalaureate program to its students.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she was very pleased with the

articulation agreement between NNCC and Sierra Nevada

College.



Dr. Bonaudi reported that NNCC is considering a name change

for the institution to better reflect its service area. Two

prominent names that have been discussed are "College of the

Great Basin" and "Great Basin College".



Dr. Bonaudi stated that NNCC faculty are impressive and with

their quality and willingness to work together they contrib-

ute to the success of the College. Another strategy that is

working well is regarding assessment. Dr. Bonaudi intro-

duced Mr. Cliff Ferry, Director of Institutional Research

and Assessment at NNCC, who gave a presentation on the vari-

ous assessment studies that have occurred at NNCC. He dis-

tributed a document which contained samples of the assess-

ment studies, filed in the Regents' Office. Several enti-

ties, which have been assessed since 1987 in order for

NNCC to derive pertinent information, include students,

public, graduates, businesses and agencies, and employers.

Much of the data confirms what NNCC is already providing,

although there are still areas for improvement.



NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Scott Hawkins welcomed those in

attendance to Northeastern Nevada. He introduced Ms. Val

Easterly who invited everyone to join her on a Campus tour.



Prior to recessing the meeting for the Campus tour, Ms. Easterly

presented each Regent with a poster commemorating the Cowboy

Poetry Gathering and presented Regents Hammargren and Whitley

with farewell gifts. She thanked them for all their hard work

while serving on the Board of Regents.



The open meeting recessed at 3:45 P.M. in order for the NNCC

faculty to give a tour and presentations on selected programs

at the College. The meeting reconvened at 9:05 A.M. Friday,

October 7, 1994, with all Regents present except Regents Foley,

Hammargren and Klaich.



27. Information Only: Facility in Ely, NNCC



Interim Chancellor Richardson and President Remington pro-

vided an update report on the proposed NNCC facility to be

located in Ely, Nevada.



President Remington introduced Mr. Jack Smith and Mr. Norm

Goeringer, both from Ely, Nevada. Mr. Smith had requested

that this item be placed on the agenda.



Mr. Smith stated that Mr. Goeringer was the person who in-

fluenced the proposed NNCC facility in Ely. The Ely resi-

dents were extremely disappointed with the cost of the

building when it was recently taken to bid. Due to this

disappointment, they took it upon themselves to investigate

other alternatives. A foundation has been formed and they

have received a bank loan to back pledges received. It was

never the intention of the foundation to cause a controver-

sy. After further investigation, the foundation has deter-

mined to return to the original plan in order for NNCC to

receive the EDA grant and to pledge its own money to the

facility. A sizeable amount of donations has already been

collected. Ely is a proud little City and does not want

to become a ghost town. Mr. Smith stated that two weeks

ago it was Ely's intention to build the facility with its

own money and donate it to NNCC as a gift. However, that

would not be for the betterment of the College nor the

citizens of Ely. Mr. Goeringer has pledged $500,000 for

a child care facility in Ely and is a catalyst for the

future of the people in Ely. The Ely residents are very

appreciative of his efforts. The newly formed foundation

will dedicate itself to various educational needs. Mr.

Smith stated that he is glad to be on track with NNCC and

apologized for inconvenience.



Mr. Goeringer agreed with Mr. Smith's comments and added

that after yesterday's meeting the Ely residents are happy

and confident. He wished to clarify that they were only

trying to investigate other plausible ways to get the

facility built. During this investigative period, it

became a concern that a major donor would withdraw his

pledge.



Mr. Goeringer reassured the Regents that he would continue

his pledge payments and that the Regents' $600,000 loan

guarantee would remain secured by the existing pledges to

the NNCC Foundation. Mr. Smith also assured the Board of

Regents that pledge payments to the NNCC Foundation for the

project will continue to be paid to the NNCC Foundation;

thus, insuring the solvency of the Regents' loan guarantee

and thereby the viability of the entire project. Mr. Smith

felt strongly that Bob Pratt's pledge, along with the other

existing pledges, would be forthcoming to the NNCC Founda-

tion.



The facility's plans will have to be altered to fit in line

with the budget. He is confident that additional funds can

be raised and he will advocate the raising of these funds

in order to make additions to the original footage of the

facility that has been approved. He, too, feels good about

being on track with NNCC and the facility plans.



Chairman Eardley explained that several members of the Board

were unaware of this situation until today and he felt it

in the best interest of the Board to bring this issue before

them for information.



Mr. Goeringer explained that the other foundation was formed

because of its concern to build other projects, such as the

child care facility. If it wasn't for this new foundation,

Mr. Goeringer could not have proposed this child care facil-

ity. He stated that something good has come out of some-

thing that could have been detrimental. It was determined

that they were too far into this project and did not want

to jeopardize the progress. The new foundation wanted to

work hand in hand with the funds that were available and to

provide fund raising efforts for the NNCC facility and the

child care facility.



President Remington gave a progress report on the Ely facil-

ity. On September 30, 1994, he facsimilied information to

the members of the Board. NNCC was on track with the cash

and pledges, and the building was projected to be completed

at a cost of $1.35 million. When the bids came in for the

facility they were 60% over the budget. Ely residents be-

came discouraged. They thought they could do it better

without the State Public Works Board and the EDA grant

which is significant. It is possible that the facility

will be scaled down to accommodate the funding. Since

this upset, everyone has come together on this plan and

it is back on target.



Mr. Tom Stephens, State Public Works Board Manager, stated

that he did meet with the Ely supporters, the State Public

Works Board in-house architect, the Las Vegas architect

and the Ely architect the previous day. Mr. Stephens ex-

plained the square footage and the cost per square foot.

The budget price greatly influenced the decision to reduce

the square footage to 10,000 sq. ft. from 15,000 sq. ft.

at $90 per square foot. It was also influenced by the

construction costs of the new high school in Ely. It has

now been agreed upon to build an 11,500 sq. ft. facility

and to remove some of the custom features previously re-

quested and bring it to bid in Spring, 1995.



Mr. Stephens stated that the State Public Works Board has

very little requirements. However, it does enforce the

building codes to especially meet safety requirements.

When State funds are utilized on a facility, the State

Public Works Board then becomes the funds manager. The

State Public Works Board is required to pay the minimum

prevailing wage which is set by the State Labor Commission.

In addition, when Federal funds are utilized, the Federal

Board is willing to work with whatever entity necessary

to complete this project.



A discussion was held regarding private foundations donat-

ing facilities to UCCSN, and it was determined that all

government entities must abide by the State law. If a

foundation is associated with a government entity then it

must build its facilities by code before it donates the

facility. Mr. Stephens stated that, for example, NNCC's

child care facility that is being built at this time is

being constructed by a private individual. The State Public

Works Board inspects the facility to be sure it meets the

building codes, but does not check on the bidding process

of the prevailing wages. For example, any facility being

constructed at 5000 sq. ft. and above must have a sprinkler

system.



President Remington stated that in order to receive the EDA

grant NNCC must go through the State Public Works Board.

NNCC has accepted the EDA grant in good faith and has gone

through the expenses and EDA requirements thus far. In-

terim Chancellor Richardson emphasized that the EDA grant

was given to NNCC, not to a foundation at the College nor

a private foundation. NNCC is ultimately responsible for

this project. If a private organization were to take over

this project the $850,000 EDA grant that was received by

the Board would have to be forfeited.



Vice President Carl Diekhans explained the financial aspect

of this project. Thus far, $150,000 has been spent from the

cash on hand from the NNCC Foundation. This project could

have been forfeited if the EDA grant was rejected. The

water and sewer have been paid for by White Pine County and

the City of Ely. The County and City have provided $130,000

each for in-kind work. The project is well on its way. The

$600,000 loan which was approved by the Board is covered and

will be repaid within 4-5 years by pledges that are to be

received and cash on hand. There are approximately $600,000

in pledges still to come in. NNCC is utilizing $150,000

from its Capital Improvement Project Fee Fund. $100,000

will help to repay the loan.



Mrs. Price questioned whether she was a stockholder of the

new Foundation, and General Counsel Klasic stated that this

Foundation is not connected with UCCSN in any way. He ref-

erenced the Lied Foundation and stated that this new organ-

ization is similar to that Foundation.



President Remington stated that the pledges made to NNCC

will remain, and be held separate from the Foundation in

Ely. The Ely residents wish to form their own foundation

in order to construct the child care facility for the

County, and to provide furnishings and some building costs

for NNCC subject to the Regents' approval. The Ely Founda-

tion also intends to raise monies and provide a gift to

UCCSN.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that the Ely residents have been very

enthusiastic in raising the money for this project. Some

of their questions have been resolved at this time. Their

enthusiasm has been wonderful and she is very pleased that

NNCC is back on track and the project will go ahead as plan-

ned. The Ely Foundation is outside of the System and is

not connected to NNCC or to UCCSN.



Mr. Goeringer informed the Board that the new Foundation

will be called the "Eastern Nevada Foundation for Higher

Education" and will be devoted to educational issues.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



Mr. Smith clarified that the Eastern Nevada Foundation for

Higher Education has applied for a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt

foundation, and it is an open ended corporation with no

restrictions, except to abide by the IRS Codes.



Chairman Eardley stated that the Board has been receptive

to this issue and appreciated the time Mr. Smith and Mr.

Goeringer and others have spent.



Mrs. Price requested an agenda item regarding the Board's

relationship with the foundations.



28. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc UNLV Presidential

Search Committee



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc UNLV Presidential

Search Committee was made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.

She reported that the Committee has agreed to an open search

with the aid from an executive search firm. The Committee

has developed a "Statement of Desired Presidential Leader-

ship Characteristics", and is filed in the Regents' Office.

This statement was formed through a collaborative effort of

175 persons from various constituencies. This statement

will be used as a recruitment tool and to aid in the screen-

ing process of candidates. The Committee will bring forward

3-5 candidates to the Board for consideration. This leader-

ship statement will convey the sense of the challenge and

the opportunity to draw the best candidates for this search.



Dr. Derby highlighted the leadership statement and stated

that the Committee has spent much time on this and feels

very good about it. The statement is honest, and lists

the challenges ahead for the next President.



The Committee will meet on October 14, 1994 to approve the

advertisement. The Committee will seek suggestions from

others throughout the System to form a network. The Com-

mittee will need to persuade people to apply. She noted

that there is a special challenge with working within the

public eye.



The Committee will determine a time line and process. It

is the Committee's intention to have the candidates to the

Board by February, 1995.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc UNLV Presidential Search Committee. Mrs.

Berkley seconded.



Mrs. Whitley commended Interim President Guinn on a good

job since he has held this position. She stated that she

was an advocate for a business person as the next UNLV

President and questioned whether the Committee is going

to require an earned Ph. D. in the advertisement. Dr. Derby

responded that the advertisement will require a person who

is able to be tenured in his/her own academic discipline.



It was explained that the Committee is very adamant to ob-

tain a person who is an academician with a strong adminis-

trative background. Dr. Derby stated that the organization

and leadership required is explained in the leadership

statement. There were many persons who voiced various con-

cerns about this requirement. Many supported that this

person be tenurable in his/her own academic discipline.



Mrs. Price requested an agenda item regarding a discussion

on the tenure policy. She noted that the Association of

Governing Boards warns against bringing people to the in-

stitutions with a tenured position. Chairman Eardley clari-

fied that the Board does not tenure its Presidents, rather

they may be tenured in their own disciplines.



Motion carried.



President Remington announced that UNR has donated $80,000 to-

wards NNCC's interactive learning center.



Dr. Hammargren distributed a document which contains a charted

map that will plot the Earthwinds Hilton flight around the

world. This document will be distributed to every Nevada school

student and is being provided by Hilton Hotels, DRI and himself.



29. Approved the Concept of an Economic Development Proposal



Regent Hammargren requested that the concept of a Nevada

Economic Development Network (Nev-Ed-Net) be briefly in-

troduced to the Board of Regents, as contained in Ref. F,

filed in the Regents' Office. He explained the theory is

that of setting up a central point of contact for questions

from representatives from business and industry for re-

location within the State of Nevada and requested the Board

to approve in concept.



Mr. Doug Burris, Director of Community College Affairs,

stated in more detail the concept for this proposal. The

Nev-Ed-Net is a program of service as a central point of

contact within the State. A professional staff member will

act as a "broker", a facilitator, a referral agent and

determine from inquiring business representatives just

what type of training or educational programs are needed

and direct them to the appropriate source. This center

would not attempt to deliver programs or offer services,

but would act as a central point of contact for businesses

with questions about needs for staff development, pools of

trained potential employees available through the existing

educational program pipelines, or availability of the

opportunity for custom designed classes with costs being

covered by the employer, which would meet specific periodic

needs of that employer. Mr. Burris stated that a thorough

study has been completed by the California Business Journal

which reported that of all 50 States, Nevada is rated number

one as the place to be.



The 4 Community Colleges of Nevada will continue to play

a major role in delivering and maintaining the workforce.

The Nevada Business Plan for Education has suggested that

by the year 2000, 84% of Nevada's workforce will require

post-secondary technical training.



Mr. Burris stated that Nev-Ed-Net would be a center that

would coordinate and focus on a Community College response

that would meet Statewide workforce priorities as it helps

to attract, retain and expand business in the State.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval to establish, in concept,

a UCCSN center as a central point of contact for questions

from representatives from business and industry for reloca-

tion within the State of Nevada. Mr. Graves seconded.



Mrs. Sparks questioned whether this center would require

funding from the System and suggested that funding be

requested from economic development entities such as

EDAWN or NISET, etc. Mr. Burris responded that ideally

this center should be funded by UCCSN, but felt that fund

raising efforts from outside sources is certainly viable.

Mrs. Sparks stated that this center is an extension of what

these entities already do, and it would be most logical

for them to provide start-up funding. They should be made

aware that this is not on UCCSN's priority list and it

would be for their benefit at this time.



Mr. Burris indicated that there are procedures that must

be followed within the System, which have not been dis-

cussed at this time. If the Board should approve the

concept, then he will move this project forward and search

for outside resources to fund the project. Dr. Hammargren

stated that it was his intention to approach the industries

and request funding for this project.



Interim Vice Chancellor Steinberg stated that there is a

rigorous process to be followed when implementing a new

program, center or unit. She reminded the Board that

this center should follow the established process in being

fully accepted. The program must relate to the master plan

and academic plan. Mr. Burris agreed, but at the same time

the Strategic Directions address this very issue as a high

priority.



Mr. Graves agreed with Mrs. Steinberg and requested that

this project be pursued vigorously and state its sources

of funds, etc., possibly at the December Board meeting for

consideration by the Board.



Mrs. Price stated that the role of the University is not

to provide economic development, and that by keeping

business apart from higher education will allow higher

education to operate accordingly and not be taken over by

the business and industry. This is a challenge to the

academic faculty, and the Board's role is to provide edu-

cation and to protect this role from the outside political

influences. The Board must be sure it is making the right

decision and not be influenced by what businesses should

actually perform on their own.



Mrs. Berkley stated that UCCSN should be working with

government and businesses in attracting industry to Nevada.

She stated that she agreed with the concept, but emphasized

the critical need to follow the established process in

seeking approval of a new center.



Motion carried.



25. Approved the Reassignment of TMCC President (continued)



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to reassign Dr. John Gwaltney

to his tenured faculty position, effective October 7, 1994;

to grant leave during the remainder of Dr. Gwaltney's con-

tract year, with the payment of full compensation and bene-

fits as provided in his current employment contract; and

to grant Dr. Gwaltney a "B" contract in the amount of

$83,767.13, effective July 1, 1995. Mr. Graves seconded.



Interim Chancellor Richardson reported that he had spoken

to Dr. Gwaltney regarding the request for a "Hold Harmless

Clause". Dr. Gwaltney has stated he wished his attorney

to review the clause prior to his consent. General Counsel

Klasic reported that the attorney has stated he prefers to

review the clause prior to final agreement. However, the

attorney is on vacation and cannot be reached until next

week. Mr. Klasic suggested the Board could approve the

contract along those terms to resolve and achieve an amend-

ment with Dr. Gwaltney and his attorney at such time.



Dr. Richardson highlighted the proposed contract:



1) Reassignment to tenured faculty, effective October 7,

1994, and granted tenure when he was hired;



2) Paid leave for the remainder of the year;



3) Receive current salary and fringe benefits for full

contract until June 30, 1995;



4) Return to TMCC faculty on a "B" contract and receive

$83,767 as salary beginning July 1, 1995;



5) Receive same percentage salary increases as granted

to other faculty;



6) Agree not to make negative comments against the Board

of Regents, TMCC nor the System, and that we do the

same for him;



7) All other previous agreements and undertakings are

superceded by this agreement, except for the employment

contract; and



8) If the Board of Regents does not approve this agreement,

it shall be void and have no effect, and Dr. Gwaltney

will remain as President of TMCC.



Mrs. Price requested that the Board schedule a teleconfer-

ence to vote on the final contract. She requested that

the Board not rush into this decision.



Dr. Derby stated that there is a real widening gap of busi-

ness and perception of what is fair and equitable for UCCSN

employees. The Board should review its policies on sever-

ance arrangements. The public sector is very unhappy with

this arrangement and the Board should be sensitive and

responsible to its constituents. UCCSN needs public support

for higher education.



Mr. Graves agreed with Dr. Derby, but did not wish to post-

pone the vote on this issue.



Upon questioning, Mr. Klasic stated that if the Board amends

its motion contingent upon the agreement between the two

parties on the hold harmless clause, and the two parties

do not agree with the language, then the issue is dead and

Dr. Gwaltney remains President of TMCC.



Mrs. Gallagher amended the motion with the contingency

that the two parties will agree to the hold harmless clause.

Mr. Graves seconded.



Mr. Klasic clarified that if Dr. Gwaltney should take

another position outside UCCSN, then the agreement becomes

void.



Dr. Derby opposed. Motion carried.



Dr. Derby left the meeting.



30. Reassigned CCSN Merit Pay FY 1994-95



Interim Chancellor Richardson, Interim President Hoggard and

other representatives from CCSN reported on the CCSN merit

pay for 1994-95.



Interim Chancellor Richardson gave a chronology of Community

College Presidents' Council meetings relating to the dis-

cussion of funding of faculty salary schedules. The salary

schedule for Community College faculty includes a 2.5%

merit increase. Historically, the Nevada Legislature has

only appropriated 2% for the merit pool for the Community

Colleges and the Universities. The 1995-97 biennial budget

request includes funding to resolve this difference between

the allocation and the salary schedules. In the past, when

UCCSN also received a cost-of-living increase for faculty

and staff, the institutions made up the difference between

the 2.5% and 2% from funds provided by the cost-of-living

increases. However, the cost-of-living increase has not

been granted and has created this issue.



Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that it was his under-

standing that during the 1992-93 academic year the Community

College Presidents met with Chancellor Mark Dawson to seek

granting of a 2.5% merit effective January 1, 1993. The

annual effect on budget in granting 6 months into the year

was realized at 1.25%. The faculty did not raise any ob-

jections to that decision. The procedure was done by the

Community College Presidents and Chancellor Dawson and was

never considered by the Board of Regents. President Paul

Meacham, CCSN, granted bonuses at 1.25% that year, thereby

giving his faculty an effective 2.5% increase for the en-

tire year while the other Community Colleges only received

1.25%. No authority was given to grant these bonuses in

the Board of regents' policy nor in the State law. A year

ago, the faculty received 2.5% for the first year of the

current biennium, and in 1993 the Community College Presi-

dents began discussions regarding the budget reductions,

with the possibility of repeating this procedure in the

second year of the biennium.



Interim Chancellor Richardson stated the following chronol-

ogy:



June 9, 1993 - Concern was expressed regarding funding

the 2.5% salary schedule when it appeared that the

Colleges would only receive 2% from the State budget.

At a time of severe budget cuts, this could create

serious Campus budget problems. It was agreed that

each Campus would somehow find the money for the coming

year but should begin discussions on how to resolve

the problem for the following year.



August 9, 1993 - Item of discussion of strategy to

approach salary schedule issues is listed on this

agenda, but meeting is cancelled.



October 6, 1993 - As a follow-up from the June meeting,

a discussion took place regarding the 2% vs. 2.5% prob-

lem as it related to the faculty's salary schedule. It

was agreed that the next step would be to meet with the

System Budget Office and examine budget implications.



November 17, 1993 - It was agreed that the integrity

of the 2.5% merit step schedule should be maintained.

It was agreed that UCCSN should try to fully fund the

schedule in the 1995 legislative session. In order to

maintain the integrity of the 2.5% schedule, it was

agreed that the salary increase be delayed a few months

to allow for an annualized 2% increase as funded by the

Legislature. All agreed to take this approach back to

their Campuses.



February 2, 1994 - A document prepared by the System

Budget Office reflected a cost at $140,000 to the 4

Colleges (this was later adjusted to $153,000 since

fringe benefits had not been included in the previous

report). The President again agreed that since the

budget conditions are so severe for 1994-95, they

should hold to their November decision to limit the

salary increase to an annualized 2% as funded by the

State. The effective date of first payment would be

October 1, 1994.



March 16, 1994 - After a lengthy discussion about

faculty salary planning strategy for the 1995 legisla-

tive session, it was agreed to maintain the earlier

agreed to position of maintaining the integrity of

the 2.5% salary schedule, but paying out the equivalent

of 2%.



May 4, 1994 - The Community College Presidents and the

Chancellor confirmed for the 4th time their agreement

to a 2.5% merit for the faculty, deferred so that it

is actually a 2% increase for the year.



June 9, 1994 - It was learned that a problem had sur-

faced related to the way contracts were issued to

faculty at CCSN. The group was reminded that all had

agreed to issue contracts at 2.5% but delay implementing

the increase until October 1, 1994, for an annualized

amount of 2.0%. Delaying the increase would equate to

approximately the amount allocated by the State. How-

ever, at CCSN, contracts were issued at 2.5% beginning

July 1, 1994 -- not delayed until October 1 as was the

agreement. Paul Meacham apologized for the difficulty

this has created and said he simply didn't communicate

to (any) of his staff the agreement made by the Presi-

dents.



It was agreed that Dr. Meacham would send a letter to

the faculty who had received the 2.5% requesting that

they return the contracts and another contract would

be issued to reflect the October 1 date for the in-

crease. Some CCSN faculty agreed to that request,

while others did not. According to Interim President

Hoggard there are currently 80 CCSN employees who have

the contracts calling for the 2.5% increase effective

July 1, 1994; 78 CCSN employees who have the contracts

calling for the 2.5% increase effective October 1,

1994; 6 CCSN employees who have not signed any contract

because of the conditions contained in the letter from

Dr. Meacham; 4 CCSN employees who are above the step or

range who do not receive automatic increases; 57 CCSN

administrative employees have signed a contract with

the effective date of October 1, 1994; and 15 CCSN

employees are not eligible until July 1, 1995.



In summary, Dr. Richardson reported that 1/3 of the CCSN

faculty have received the increase effective July 1, 1994,

while 2/3 of the CCSN faculty have received the increase

effective October 1, 1994. In context of all Community

College employees, those 80 CCSN employees who have

received the increase effective July 1, 1994, represent

16% of the total eligible Systemwide Community College

employees.



Dr. Richardson stated the problems that have occurred are

based upon an institution not following the agreement that

was agreed to by the Community College Presidents. This

action has posed the following problems:



1) The administration of the funds and whether the

President had authority to distribute the funds

in this manner; and



2) If the Board of Regents should choose to grant

the 2.5% to all faculty at CCSN for this year,

what is the impact at the other 3 Community

Colleges who have not received this increase.



Interim President Hoggard stated that Dr. Richardson has

described the events as he understands them. Once the

situation was identified, CCSN Administration tried to

discontinue the mistake, but had to honor the contracts

that were already executed. This has caused a great

morale problem throughout the institution.



Chairman Eardley requested the other Community College

Presidents to respond to this issue. On behalf of TMCC,

Dr. Rita Gubanich stated that she was not involved in

the Community College Presidents' discussion but has been

made fully aware of the situation at CCSN.



President Calabro stated that the Community College Presi-

dents did have an agreement and were instructed to relay

this agreement to their faculty. At WNCC the Faculty

Senate was included in the discussions, including the

budget building discussions. President Calabro noted

that when salary increases are deferred, the integrity

of the established salary schedule is questioned. If a

salary increase is given in January, then it becomes the

base salary for consideration in July.



President Remington stated that he concurred with what has

been said and emphasized the importance in maintaining the

integrity of the salary schedules. In time of strict

budgets the implementation of the salary schedules must

occur some time in the course of the year. There was

consensus of the Community College Presidents and he stated

that he went back to his institution and received concur-

rence of the faculty. NNCC does recognize that its faculty

is worth a great deal, and would want to give more, but

this constitutes an agreement that was made, and it was

determined that it was the best way to maintain integrity

and to balance the formulas for these diffcult economic

times. NNCC does not have a pool of personnel with ad-

vanced degrees and it wants to perform the best job pos-

sible for the students, while maintaining a balance.



Barbara Nelson, CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman, requested

that the integrity of the salary schedule be maintained.

It has been her understanding that at CCSN the President

verbally communicates directives from the Council of Pres-

idents' meetings, and to her knowledge there were not

written communications regarding merit pay. Ms. Nelson

urged that the solutions to this problem should keep faith

with the faculty at CCSN.



Mr. Graves moved approval to refer the matter to the new

Chancellor and CCSN President for resolution. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded.



Ms. Joanne Vuillemot, Nevada Faculty Alliance President at

CCSN, relayed the concerns of the NFA and urged that the

step increase be given to all CCSN faculty, effective July

1, 1994.



Mr. Dan Mc Clure, TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman, stated that

TMCC faculty feel that all Community College employees

should be treated the same.



Ms. Candace Kant, State President of NFA, urged the Board

of Regents to award the full merit pay retroactive to July

1, 1994. She stated that the System Compensation Committee

will address this concern and submit a draft proposal in

the near future.



Mr. Scott Hawkins, NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman, stated that

their faculty were fully informed and agreed with the deci-

sion of the Presidents.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



Dr. Richardson stated that he strongly believed that people

should be held accountable for their decisions and mistakes.

He had proposed that the 2.5% merit increase be granted

effective July 1, 1994, but that funds also be transferred

from CCSN's budget to accommodate the other 3 Community

Colleges in order to cover the 2.5% merit increase effective

July 1, 1994 for all Community College faculty. If this

were endorsed, he guaranteed that this type of situation

would never happen again. He added that State law does not

allow for transfers between institutions; however, Dr.

Richardson stated that if the Board supports a salary

schedule that encompasses all 4 Community Colleges, then

the Board should not make exceptions for one institution.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that this is a fairness issue at CCSN,

but felt that this issue should be addressed objectively.

She stated that she supported the motion and did not think

it appropriate for the Board of Regents to solve this issue.

The Board has established a salary schedule, and what is

done with the salary schedule is an administrative issue.



Upon questioning, Chairman Eardley explained that the Board

of Regents approved a salary schedule that contained a 2.5%

merit increase; however, the Legislature has only appropri-

ated funds to cover 2%. The Community Colleges have had a

difficult time funding the entire 2.5%.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she resented being placed in this

position. She did not feel comfortable in shirking this

decision, and passing it onto two newcomers to the System.

This issue may cause the new President and Chancellor some

distress and may alienate their counterparts throughout

the System.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



Mrs. Berkley opposed. Motion carried.



31. New Business



Chairman Eardley announced that a retreat is being scheduled

for members of the Board and Chancellor Richard Jarvis. He

requested the members of the Board to prepare questions for

discussion during this retreat.



Mrs. Price stated that she will be unable to attend the

retreat. She will meet with Dr. Jarvis after the retreat.



Chairman Eardley just learned that this is Vice Chancellor

Ron Sparks' last Board of Regents meeting.



Chairman Eardley announced that Dr. Rita Gubanich will be

placed in charge of TMCC until a permanent Interim Presi-

dent is selected by Vice Chairman Graves, Chancellor Jarvis

and himself.



Interim President Guinn announced that the following week

at UNLV looks to be very lively, and he will be pushing

the limits of his authority to solve the problems that may

arise.



He took this opportunity to personally thank Interim

Chancellor Richardson for his insight during Dr. Guinn's

time at UNLV.



The meeting adjourned at 12:18 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

10-06-1994