UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 8-9, 1992


Pages 111-154



October 8-9, 1992

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Lecture Room,

Technical Arts building, Northern Nevada Community College, Elko.

Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley

Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Vice President Herb Peebles, CCSN

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),

Carolyn Collins (CCSN), Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Egami

(DRI), Michon Mackedon (WNCC), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Ellen Pillard

(UNR), Robert Skaggs (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.

Chairman Carolyn Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:45 A.M.

Thursday, October 8, 1992, with all Regents present except Regent


1. Approved Consent Agenda

Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed

with the permanent minutes), containing the following:

(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

August 27-28, 1992.

(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in

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

(3) Approved the following appointments to the College of

Arts and Science Advisory Board at UNR:

David B. Loring, Reno

Jim Nichols, Reno

Col. Alex Woods, Reno

(4) Approved the following appointments to the TMCC

Advisory Board:

Evan Ray, Reno

Trudy Stevenson, Reno

(5) Approved an extension of sick leave for Dr. John

Nixon, Management Department at UNLV, through the

Spring semester, 1993.

(6) Approved an easement for Nevada Power Company. This

easement is necessary to complete the power connection

to the Fertitta Tennis Complex at UNLV.

(7) Approved a transfer of 27.05 acre feet of water to

the City of Reno for the new University of Nevada,

Reno, Residence Hall.

(8) Approved authorization to use $8000 of Capital Im-

provement Fee funds at CCSN for West Charleston

Bursar windows, flooring products and furniture for

Physical Therapy.

(9) Approved authorization to use $125,000 of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV for the following proj-


Renovation of the Wright Hall elevator. $ 25,000

This building has only the one elevator,

and improvements are necessary to insure

compliance with ADA requirements.

Expansion and renovation of the Admis- $100,000

sions Office. Explosive Campus growth

has created very crowded working conditions

in this area. These funds will enable UNLV

to develop a more adequate workplace for

these employees.

(10) Approved authorization to use $3000 of General Im-

provement Account Funds at WNCC to hire additional

staff in the Learning Resource Center to maintain

Saturday business hours through Spring semester for

the benefit of WNCC students.

(11) Approved the following interlocal agreements:

A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Human Resources/Mental Hygiene and Mental

Retardation Division (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board to and

including June 30, 1993

Amount : $97,760 additional maximum

(total funds not to exceed

$243,888.80 to UNR)

Purpose : Continuation of a previous agree-

ment to support the Behavior

Analysis Program in the UNR De-

partment of Psychology.

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

Department of Education (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: October 1, 1992 through June 30,


Amount : $15,00 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide assistance and

expertise to Department for pur-

poses of organizing a one day

educational seminar.

C. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the State Depart-

ment of Human Resources/Mental Hygiene and Mental

Retardation Division (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: July 1, 1992 through June 30,


Amount : $23,520 to TMCC

Purpose : TMCC to provide courses of in-

struction and training for

mental retardation technicians

and forensic specialists.

D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Power

Company (Grant of Easement)

Effective Date: After approval by the Board and

the Governor

Amount : $1 to Board

Purpose : Easement for completion of power

connection to the Fertitta Tennis


E. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: May 1 through September 30, 1992

Amount : $21,000 to CCSN

Purpose : Instructors supplied by CCSN for

Job Search Skills Workshops of-

fered to individuals who became

unemployed because of the Tonopah

Test Range's work force reduc-


Dr. Eardley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

2. Chairman's Report

Chairman Sparks announced that the Governor has proclaimed

October 5-9, 1992 as Northern Nevada Community College Week.

NNCC is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a Community

College in Nevada. Chairman Sparks proceeded to read the



A Proclamation by the Governor

WHEREAS, a quarter of a century ago, a group of high-

spirited Elko citizens took the lead in establishing

Nevada's first Community College -- Northern Nevada

Community College; and

WHERAS, the people of Elko have given their support in

Northern Nevada Community Colleges for the past 25

years; and

WHEREAS, Northern Nevada Community College has responded

to the community's needs by providing transfer educa-

tion, vocational/technical training, community educa-

tion, developmental programs and more; and

WHEREAS, Northern Nevada Community College looks forward

with energy to its future in providing lifelong educa-

tional opportunities and superior, student-centered

post-secondary education for all the people of northeast



NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 5-9, 1992 as


and call upon the people of Elko to join in the Col-

lege's 25th anniversary celebration.

3. Chancellors Report

Chancellor Dawson discussed the administrative salary sur-

vey. The Community College Presidents have met with the

Hay Group Consultant, Laurence Karsh, to discuss conducting

an administrative salary survey for the four Community


As a logical extension of the work undertaken to bring

internal equity to Community College faculty compensation

last year, the next step is to develop a system of internal

equity for the Administrators at the Community Colleges.

The basic primciples of the study would be as follows:

To build a fair and equitable compensation structure

to compensate administrative positions through the

four Community Colleges;

Final authority on job evaluation decisions to build

an internally equitable salary structure rests in the

majority vote of the Community College Presidents both

in the initial study and on a continuing basis; and

Each College will appoint three or four senior officers

to serve on the Job Evaluation Benchmark Committee, to

be trained in world-class job measurement process and

set the guide-posts for all future evaluations.

The salary range pricing will be recommended by the

Community College Presidents to the Board of Regents

after sufficient study to determine the appropriate

competitive positioning. The Community College Presi-

dents have agreed with the payment of the study to be

pro-rated according to the number of positions per

institution in which the amount for the study would

be paid over a three-year period.

The study as outlined by Mr. Karsh will involve:

Collection of current job content information.

Evaluation and ranking of benchmark positions - by

a committee of Presidents and senior officers.

Evaluation of balance of the Campus positions using

the benchmarks established and framework completed by

the committee.

Assessment of internal equity of current salary ad-

ministration system.

Quality assurance and comparability checks conducted

by consultants. Report to committee for acceptance

or rejection.

Assessment of external market relationships.

Presentation of findings and recommendations for

implementation based on outcomes of the internal and

external analysis.

Upon questioning by Dr. Derby, Chancellor Dawson explained

that UCCSN has tried in the past to conduct its own study,

but does not have the expertise to train and evaluate job

descriptions in order to put values on them. UCCSN is too

close to the situation, and Chancellor Dawson feels that an

external source would have more expertise and believability

in this field.

4. Approved Resolutions for Bank Loans, UNLV

At the August 1992 meeting, the Board authorized UNLV to

seek financing for the capital improvement projects.

Approved the following resolutions for bank loans. The bids

will be opened just prior to the meeting and recommendations

will be forthcoming from bond counsel. These will be desig-

nated as a Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation under Section

265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

A. Student Services Building $250,000

(Resolution #92-9)

B. Student Health Center $750,000

(Resolution #92-10)

Vice President Buster Neel reported that each project re-

ceived four responses and recommended Nevada State Bank

be given the loans.

Mr. Klaich questioned the terms of payment on each loan,

and Vice President Neel stated that the Student Services

building would be repaid within 3 years with pledges that

have been received to date, and the Student Health Center

would be refinanced after 2 years with proceeds from the

Health Center Fee to repay within 10-15 years or until the

loan is retired.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolutions for bank

loans for the Student Services building and the Student

Health Center at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Vice President Neel explained that all registered students

must pay a $20 Student Health Fee. In addition, they may

choose a health insurance plan. The Health Center has be-

come a basic service the University offers to all students.

Although the fee is controversial at the Community College

level, CCSN students also pay the $20 fee to receive serv-

ices at UNLV's facility.

Motion carried.

Chancellor Dawson regretfully announced that President Paul

Meacham's father is ill, therefore, he will not be in attendance

at the meeting. Vice President Herb Peebles will be acting in

his stead.

5. Approved Tenure on Hire, UNLV

Approved tenure on hire for Mr. Matthew J. Simon. Mr. Simon

has been selected as the Dean of Libraries for UNLV and will

assume his duties January 2, 1993.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the tenure on hire for Mr.

Matthew J. Simon, Dean of Libraries at UNLV. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.

6. Approved Tenure on Hire, UNR

Approved tenure on hire for the following at UNR:

A. Dr. E. Joe Middlebrooks, Professor in Civil Engineering,

College of Engineering, and Director of Environmental

Engineering Graduate Interdisciplinary Program under

the Center for Environmental Science, Engineering, and


B. Dr. V. Dean Adams, State Extension Specialist in Water

Resources with the rank of Professor. Departmental

affiliation will be Range, Wildlife and Forestry in

the College of Agriculture.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the tenure on hire for Dr.

E. Joe Middlebrooks, Professor in Civil Engineering and

Director of Environmental Engineering Graduate Interdisci-

plinary Program at UNR, and Dr. V. Dean Adams, State Ex-

tension Specialist in Water Resources, with rank of Profes-

sor at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.

7. Approved Recommendations for Award to Tenure, UNLV and CCSN

The following recommendations for award to tenure have been

forwarded for Board consideration:

A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended the following award to tenure, effective July

1, 1992, to the following:

Arthur Meyers, Radiological Sciences, College of Health


B. Community College of Southern Nevada - President Meacham

recommended the following award to tenure, effective

July 1, 1992, to the following:

Rosemary Hall, Student Development, College Services

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the recommendations for award

to tenure at UNLV and CCSN. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion


The open meeting recessed at 10:08 A.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened in closed session at 12:50 P.M. Thursday,

October 8, 1992, with all Regents present except Regent Foley.

8. Closed Session

Upon motion by Mrs. Gallagher, seconded by Mr. Klaich, the

Board moved to a closed session for the purpose of dis-

cussing the characters, alleged misconduct, professional

competence, or physical or mental health of an employee(s)

of the UCCSN or public official(s) in accordance with

NRS 241.030.

The open meeting reconvened at 2:45 P.M. Thursday, October 8,

1992, with all Regents present.

9. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee

A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-

tee meeting, held October 8, 1992, were made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.

(1) Chairman Derby distributed a new calendar for Committee

activities, filed in the Regents' Office. She stated

she was very encouraged by the very effective activity

on the Campuses. President Crowley stated he had met

with the co-Chairs of the UNR Committee who related

they cannot finish their activities until May. Chair-

man Derby agreed that would be acceptable.

(2) The Committee submitted changes to the proposed change

for Chapter 6 of the UCCSN Code. Dr. Kirkland offered

two changes to the proposed language concerning the

independent advisor. The first change was to have the

independent advisor present at any and all hearings,

but not to give legal advice. The second change would

add the words "at least" so that the number of trained

faculty in the pool from which the independent advisor

is chosen would be a minimum of six people.

President Taranik asked when the independent advisor

was to be available, whether when the complainant filed

or when the President was informed of the complaint?

General Counsel Klasic replied that it would be when

the complaint was filed with the Affirmative Action

Officer. Chairman Derby stated she understood the

independent advisor was not to be used to file the

complaint. UNR Senate Faculty Chairman Ellen Pillard

stated she felt that person should be available before

the complaint was filed because the complainant needs

the information when he/she goes to the Affirmative

Action Officer.

Dr. Derby moved approved of the report and recommendations

of the Status of Women Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.

10. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison


A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meeting, held October 8, 1992, were made by

Regent Shelley Berkley, Chairman.

(1) Discussion of Plans and Activities - Dr. Bob Dickens

reported that the software development program was

well underway and that most features are working now.

Training for Campuses will be held in early November.

He related that most of the cost to date has been for

a programmer and the remainder will be used for travel

for the training sessions.

Dr. Eardley asked what changes were taking place in

the planning for this session of the Legislature,

since the Campuses have always had committees working

with Legislators and community groups. Dr. Dickens

replied that the software program matches individuals

with individual Legislators and will help broaden the

political base. Chairman Berkley stated she felt this

would give the System a faster response time when lob-

bying efforts are needed during the session. She

added that this is only one tool to be used, that it

will not take the place of personal contacts with

Legislators. Further, this software system could be

used other than during the legislative session.

Chairman Berkley stated a meeting of the Committee

would be called within a week or two and invited

Presidents, Faculty Senate Chairmen and students to

attend. Further activities will be discussed at

that time.

Chairman Berkley stressed that the System would present

its budget and that no "end runs" will be tolerated

during the session.

Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.

11. Approved Naming of Buildings, NNCC

Approved the naming of the following buildings at NNCC:

A. Greenhaw Technical Arts Building - President Remington

introduced Dr. Charles Greenhaw who has provided NNCC

with 20 years of experience and greatly impacted the

institution with initiating the plans for this build-


Dr. Derby moved approval of the naming of the Greenhaw

Technical Arts building at NNCC. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.

B. Belinger Auto and Diesel Labs - President Remington

introduced Mr. Bill Belinger who initiated the occupa-

tional programs at NNCC.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the naming of the

Belinger Auto and Diesel Labs at NNCC. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.

C. Goeringer Vocational Skills Center, Ely - President

Remington introduced Mr. and Mrs. Norman Goeringer

who have donated $500,000 to the center in Ely.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the naming of the

Goeringer Vocational Skills Center in Ely for NNCC.

Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.

12. Information Only: NNCC Faculty Report to Regents

President Remington introduced several NNCC Faculty who

made reports to the Board of Regents on various activities

at the NNCC Campus.

Patricia Warren, Organization between Faculty and


Stanley Popeck, Special Programs; i. e., Child Care

Center, Computer Science, Student Skills Lab, Re-Entry

Programs and Mechanical Training

Gloria Everett, Medical Laboratory Technology Program

Marilee Harper, Child Care Center

Richard Mc Nalley, Humanities Series

Sarah Sweetwater, Art Department

Ed Nickel, Learning Resource Center

Mr. Ed Nickel, NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman, orchestrated a

group of faculty members who performed in a musical parody

on their need for increased funding for their institution.

The open meeting recessed at 4:15 P.M. to move into the dedica-

tion of the Greenhaw Technical Arts building and committee meet-

ings and reconvened at 9:40 A.M. Friday, October 9, 1992, with

all Regents present except Regent Berkley.

13. Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs


A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held October 8, 1992, were made by Regent

Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.

(1) Approved a Regents' Creative Activities Award. Dr.

David Mc Nelis, Chairman of the Research Council,

stated the Faculty Senates at UNR and UNLV have re-

viewed and approved the guidelines, as contained in

Ref. RA-1, filed in the Regents' Office.

Dr. Mc Nellis presented two medallion designs for

consideration by the Committee.

In addition, approved that the Committee Chairman and

Dr. Mc Nelis be assigned to design the medal.

Dr. Mc Nelis announced that there would be a National EPSCoR

meeting in Las Vegas from October 14-16, 1992. NISET would

be meeting on Thursday of that week. He invited Regents and

others to participate.

(2) Approved of a line of credit up to $1 million for UNR,

with the understanding that the terms and conditions

would be brought to the Board for final approval.

Chancellor Dawson had received a request from Dr. David

Mc Nelis, Chairman of the Research Council, to estab-

lish a line of credit for research stimulation and to

meet matching equipment requirements. UNR presented a

specific proposal at the meeting for a line of credit

not to exceed $1 million.

Vice President for Research, Dr. Ken Hunter, UNR, ex-

plained that the Federal government is off-loading

many programs to the States. Many grants require in-

stitutions to provide matching funds. In the past,

the Federal government picked up many of these match-

ing costs, but that is no longer the case. Dr. Hunter

reported that UNR has had a 30% increase in grants and

contracts this year, but that cash flow is a problem.

He explained that it is difficult to have cash ready

when these grants come up and that his office has

had to "scrounge" from non-priority programs to pro-

vide these matching funds.

Dr. Hunter stated that UNR's request for a $1 million

line of credit had been derived from past history

needs. He suggested that UNLV and DRI will eventually

have this same need for credit. He explained that if

a line of credit could be obtained for 6% annual in-

terest for 7 1/2 years, the debt service per year would

be $169,000. He further explained that indirect cost

recovery funds controlled by his office would be used

to pay the debt service.

In 1991, UNR received approximately $650,000 in in-

direct cost recovery funds. These are used for re-

search stimulation purposes such as junior faculty

research awards, support faculty attendance at nation-

al and international meetings, and to purchase research

equipment. Last year, UNR spent $90,000 of indirect

cost funds for research equipment. Based on an aver-

age annual increase of 10% in sponsored projects, it

is projected there will be $75,000 which could be add-

ed to the $90,000 budget for equipment to take care of

the debt service.

With a line of credit, UNR would project sources of

sponsored project revenue, then prudently borrow only

that amount which can be repaid.

Dr. Hunter and Vice President for Finance Ashok Dhingra

at UNR asked permission to contact financial institu-

tions to obtain this line of credit. This would be

used only for research stimulation -- capital equip-

ment and other matching opportunities which would

leverage Federal and private dollars.

In answer to a question from Mr. Klaich, Dr. Hunter

stated that these funds would not provide for salaries.

He assured the Board that they would not use operating

dollars to repay these loans.

President Crowley stated this proposal has his full

support. He stated there is a measure of risk, but

that he would make prudent judgments in using this

line of credit. Dr. Hunter stated UNR would report

to the Research Affairs Committee as the funds were


Mr. Foley congratulated Drs. Hunter and Mc Nelis for

their innovative approach to the problem.

In answer to a question from Dr. Derby, Dr. Hunter

explained that UNR now expends some $90,000 for re-

search equipment and he felt this would stimulate re-

search growth. He projected that within 3 years, UNR

could have a $100 million research program.

Mrs. Gallagher explained that this would be a revolv-

ing line of credit established for UNR as an institu-

tion. She stated that she felt the President and Vice

Presidents were very responsible individuals, and spoke

in favor of the motion. She suggested that the Commit-

tee could ask for a review in 6 months to a year.

In answer to a question from Dr. Eardley, President

Crowley explained that the indirect recovery funds

received are now divided 50% into the State and 50%

to UNR. Half of UNR's indirect cost funds are used

by Dr. Hunter for research stimulation. Dr. Hunter

stated that $75,000 of the projected increase in in-

direct costs can be set aside for debt service on the

line of credit. Dr. Hunter also stated that since

many grants are for longer duration (3-5 years), he

can make more accurate projections on future revenues

from sponsored projects.

Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Research Affairs Committee meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Mr. Klaich opposed. Motion carried.

The open meeting recessed at 9:45 A.M. to move into Foundation

meetings and reconvened at 10:20 A.M. Friday, October 9, 1992,

with all Regents present.

14. Accepted the Report on UNLV Foundation

The firm of Ernst and Young was engaged to evaluate certain

real estate transactions completed by the UNLV Foundation.

A report on the findings was given by Mr. Larry Tombari of

Ernst and Young, and his report is filed with the permanent


Mr. Tombari reported the following:

900 Las Vegas Boulevard South - The evidence indicates

that the subject property was competently transacted.

Ernst and Young could not identify conflict of interest

involving Vice President Lyle Rivera.

House at 501 Parkway East - The evidence suggests that

the property was competently transacted. Ernst and

Young could not identify conflict of interest involving

Ms. Elaine Wynn.

Gambarana Warehouse at 418 West Mesquite - Given the

difficulty in estimating value for the subject, evidence

indicates that the property was competently transacted.

321 and 323 Fremont Lease - The UNLV Foundation did not

identify their responsibilities under the lease assign-


Ernst and Young findings support the premise that, at

the time during the contributions and subsequent sales,

The UNLV Foundation, in its early stages of devel-

opment, accepted all types of property, often with-

out regard for management of the asset;

The UNLV Foundation had less sophisticated property

management than at present;

The UNLV Foundation had a policy of quick sale of

the contributed property.

Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report prepared by Ernst and

Young regarding the UNLV Foundation. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Dr. Hammargren stated that it was difficult for him to ac-

cept the report which is not a qualitative evaluation of

the Foundation, meaning it does not include dollar amounts.

Mr. Tombari indicated that Ernst and Young were contracted

as real estate consultants to evaluate certain real estate

transactions completed by the UNLV Foundation. Chancellor

Dawson agreed, and reiterated that Ernst and Young were

contracted to evaluate the legalities of the transactions

and whether the transactions constituted a "conflict of

interest" with certain parties. At the request of Dr.

Hammargren, Mr. Tombari stated that he would provide the

Board of Regents documentation on the financial resources

in regard to the above mentioned properties. Mrs. Gallagher

requested that this report be furnished to the UNLV Founda-


Motion carried.

15. Reconfirmed Report on Sports/Medicine Facilty, UNR

President Crowley and Athletic Director Chris Ault reported

on the Sports/Medicine Facility contract for UNR, as con-

tained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents' Office.

Chancellor Dawson indicated that it was his feeling that

the conflicts have been resolved regarding this issue. As

contained in Ref. D, Dr. Gerald Dales, team physician, is

in support of this facility.

President Crowley stated that, he too, felt the issue had

been resolved. Athletic Director Chris Ault has written

a memorandum to the Athletic Department staff and student

athletes indicating that the student athlete does have the

freedom of choice of physician.

Athletic Director Ault stated that this project is the

single most important endeavor for the student athlete in

the past two decades. He clarified that the student ath-

lete has always had the choice of physician. However, Dr.

Dales usually examines the injured student first to deter-

mine the athletic injury.

Athletic Director Ault indicated that the proposed facil-

ity will house state-of-the-art equipment for the weight

room for both male and female athletes, rehabilitation

exercises, locker room facilities for visiting and home

teams, lecture room, and conference/film rooms. This

facility will take UNR to the next level of competition

and state-of-the-art services for its athletes.

Dr. Derby stated that she objected to the way the item was

brought before the Board of Regents for consideration. She

felt that the item should have been an "information" item

in order for the Board of Regents to discuss the proposal

and ask pertinent questions prior to taking action.

Dr. Derby indicated that she had reviewed the American

Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons paper, which indicated

potential abuse of physician-owned facilities. She recom-

mended close monitoring of these facilities and requested

to hear from Reno Orthopedic Center regarding its ethical

issues on this project. Athletic Director Ault stated

that UNR's athletic trainers oversee the student athletes

and carefully monitor the program. He indicated that a

disclosure statement will be placed in the student athlete


Dr. Derby emphasized that a follow-up report is very im-

portant and requested that it be done.

Mr. Klaich stated that the self-referral issue is a major

"red herring" and did not think it was the Board of Regents'

prerogative to dictate medical ethics. Mrs. Gallagher

agreed and felt it should be left up to the medical commu-


Dr. Eardley agreed that the process may have moved a little

too fast, but in light of the restlessness surrounding this

issue he had called a meeting with those concerned and felt

that the issues were resolved. He stated that he was con-

fident in the staff's recommendation to proceed with this


Mrs. Berkley suggested that on issues of this magnitude

they should come before the Board as an "information item"

before taking action by the Board of Regents. In regard

to Dr. Derby's remarks on ethics, Mrs. Berkley stated that

the Board should not minimize the ethical consideration.

Athletic Director Ault apologized for the expedience for

action on this issue.

Mr. Klaich stated that he had respect for Dr. Derby's

analysis of the situation; i. e., the Board should not

make uninformed decisions the first time an item appears

on the agenda. However, in the past, other gifts and

building projects have come before the Board without any

questions and approved by the Board of Regents. In addi-

tion, he felt that he did not make an uninformed decision

at the August 27-28, 1992 Board meeting on this issue. He

felt that the item was presented in the standard fashion,

felt that if the Board wished to instigate a policy that

the Presidents and staff bring every issue before the Board

twice, once as an information item and then as an action

item, then the Board should require this at this time.

Dr. Derby stated that it was unnecessary to have modest

items appear before the Board twice, but felt that any

item that is major or controversial should require two

hearings at the Board of Regents' meetings. Mr. Klaich


Dr. Hammargren stated that he had voted against this item

at the August 27-28, 1992 meeting, but after the presenta-

tion made by Athletic Director Ault, he felt that the pro-

posal is a "win/win" proposition and will now vote in


Mrs. Berkley left the meeting.

President Crowley stated that he does not always realize

that an item is going to become major or controversial.

It is regrettable that this tiem has become controversial

within the public's eye; however, neither he nor his staff

has ever received any public comment that there is a prob-

lem with going forward with this proposal. In response to

Dr. Hammargren's remarks, President Crowley stated that

more public/private propositions of this short will be

coming before the Board for consideration. It is the wave

of the future across the country.

Mr. Foley reconfirmed the UNR Sports/Medicine Facility

contract. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Dr. Derby opposed.

Dr. Derby stated that the patient/physician partnership is

very important and that the Board of Regents must be sure

moral and ethical concerns provide a benefit to the student


Motion carried.

16. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs

A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting, held October 8, 1992,

were made by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.

(1) Approved a draft list of guidelines for the Blue Ribbon

Task Force. Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Insti-

tutional Research, stated the Chairs of the Campus

Committees had met and elected Dr. Mike Coray, UNR,

Assistant Vice President for Diversity, their Chair-

man. They are developing a survey document for use

on the Campuses and hope to have the results completed

by the Spring. They will also hold public hearings to

receive input on the issues. Once this is completed,

a report will be made to the Regents' Committee.

A lengthy discussion on the guidelines of the Blue

Ribbon Task Force ensued. Chairman Whitley stated

she planned to have input from the Task Force on

their perceptions of education in the State of Nevada.

In answer to questions from Chairman Whitley, Presi-

dent Crowley stated that each Campus can conduct its

own survey and obtain very useful information which

will assist in producing goals and recommendations

for the future.

President Taranik related that DRI has solicited input

from their employees on the issues, the results have

been reviewed by a committee, and among the recommenda-

tions are faculty and staff training on employment re-

quirements, admission of foreign students, and recruit-

ment practices.

The following guidelines for the Task Force were pre-


The Task Force would serve as a focus group to

identify the perceptions of the various minority

communities in the State on UCCSN diversity ef-

forts and on critical issues regarding diversity

on the UCCSN Campuses.

The Task Force would be asked to review current

Campus and System efforts in diversity, and to

provide suggestions to enhance these efforts, if


The Task Force would help the Campuses and the

System in developing objectives regarding employ-

ment opportunities, and would assist in the de-

velopment of a position paper to address extending

employment opportunities to those who are current-

ly under-represented to the UCCSN work force.

The Task Force would be available to work with the

Campus committees as they develop recommendations

for the ad hoc Committee.

The Chairman asked Mrs. Steinberg to distribute the

guidelines to the Committee members for a final re-

view, with responses to be returned within a week.

After that, letters will be sent inviting membership

on the Task Force.

Mr. Foley requested information on how the System and

the Campuses are complying with existing Federal and

State requirements. Chairman Whitley directed Mrs.

Steinberg and General Counsel Klasic to compile this

information for the Committee.

Mrs. Steinberg related that compliance reports are in

process and will be reported during the affirmative

action reports in January. Dr. Derby stated that the

requirements may not be enough, that the "climate"

issues affect lives.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report of the ad hoc

Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.

Chancellor Dawson stated that Mrs. Berkley has requested that the

Legislative Liaison Committee schedule a working luncheon meeting

in Las Vegas on October 20, 1992.

Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.

Mrs. Berkley stated that, as Chairman of the Committee,, she

would like to invite Presidents, Faculty Senate Chairmen, student

representatives and Chancellor's staff to discuss the strategy

for the Legislative Liaison Committee.

Chairman Sparks relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Eardley.

Regents Derby, Foley and Hammargren left the meeting.

17. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee

A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held September 23, 1992, were made by Regent Dorothy Galla-

gher, Chairman.

(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Thomas and Mack Center, July 1,

1990 through February 28, 1991. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.

UNLV Vice President Buster Neel informed the Committee

that Athletic Director Jim Weaver has been with UNLV

since January and Executive Director and Associate

Athletic Director Pat Christenson has held this posi-

tion since Spring, 1992. Therefore, they have in-

herited many of the problems the internal audit report


Mr. Christenson stated that he has examined the audit

recommendations and feels that he has a clear under-

standing of what is needed to correct the audit con-

cerns. He has already addressed some of the issues

and is committed to rectifying all audit recommenda-


Upon questioning, Mr. Christenson informed the Commit-

tee in what capacity he has addressed some of the key

issues of the audit report.

Dr. Eardley stated that some people feel that the two

events centers, Lawlor Events Center and Thomas and

Mack Center, are not accountable to their respective

Universities. This is not the case. Although their

operations are somewhat different, both centers should

be held accountable to the Universities. Athletic

Director Jim Weaver agreed that both athletics and

the Thomas and Mack Center are an integral part of

the University and should be totally accountable to

the University.

Mrs. Whitley commented on Vice President Neel's open-

ing remarks and understands that there has been a

changeover in administration at Thomas and Mack Center;

however, she felt that the events center should have

been administered by top administrators at UNLV, such

as Vice President Neel or President Maxson.

Chairman Gallagher requested that a follow-up response

to the Thomas and Mack Center audit be addressed at

the Audit Committee meeting in December.

Chairman Gallagher emphasized the importance in having

the Audit Committee members kept apprised of the

Thomas and Mack Center operations in order to correct

the public's perception of the center and athletics

at UNLV.

(2) Information Only: Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report of the UNLV

Physical Plant, July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991.

The follow-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.

(3) Information Only: Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report of the UNLV

Summer Term Office, Summer 1990 and Summer 1991. The

follow-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.

Chairman Gallagher noted that there is not a policy

which addresses the use of excess revenues from

self-supporting programs and asked if the Committee

should further review this. President Maxson stated

that there is a need for flexibility and suggested

that such a policy be considered as an institutional

policy, not a systemwide policy. He offered to sub-

mit periodic reports to the Committee regarding the

surplus for the Thomas and Mack Center.

Dr. Eardley questioned how fees for Summer term

courses and community service courses are set, and

Vice Chancellor Sparks responded that by Board of

Regents' policy the fees are set in accordance with

the regular fee schedule and are automatically adjust-

ed upon approval of the regular fee schedule. He felt

that this policy should be reviewed.

Chairman Gallagher requested Vice Chancellor Sparks

to develop a draft policy that would address the

setting of Summer term course fees and community

service course fees.

(4) Information Only: Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report of the UNLV

Graduate College, July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991.

The follow-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.

(5) Information Only: Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report of the CCSN

Limited Entry Programs, Fall Semester 1991. The

follow-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.

(6) Information Only: Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report of the NNCC

Laboratory Fees Charged, Fiscal Years 1989-90 and

1990-91. The follow-up report is filed in the Regents'


Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion


Regents Foley and Hammargren returned to the meeting.

18. Information Only: Report on National Consortium of

Academics and Sports

President Crowley introduced Mr. Keith Lee who reported

on the National Consortium of Academics and Sports (NCAS).

Mr. Lee is Director of the Western Regional Office which

is housed on the UNR Campus. Mr. Lee is also Director of

UNR's Center for Youth, Athletes and Community.

Mr. Lee gave a brief summary of his personal background.

He was a professional football player and played for the

Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

In 1984 a study was conducted which indicated that only

30% of the players in the National Football League had

College degrees; 24% of the players in the National Basket-

ball Association had College degrees; 20% of the players

in the baseball organizations had College degrees; and 8%

of the players in the National Hockey League had College

degrees. The study also indicated that 25-30% of black

high school athletes were functionally illiterate. The

NCAS was created to provide a program dedicated to assist

athletes in obtaining higher education degrees. The NCAS

Northeastern University implemented the program in 1985

with 11 other institutions. By 1987 there were 45 insti-

tutions that had networked with NCAS and in 1992 there were

93 institutions.

Mr. Lee stated that the criteria for an athlete to take part

in the program is that the athlete must have been admitted

to the institution within the past ten years and in exchange

must perform community outreach services for the institu-


Regent Derby returned to the meeting.

The NCAS program has reached over 1.30 million youth. The

program focuses on past, present and future of the athlete.

At present there are 4 regional offices. UNR has been a

member of NCAS since 1988 and was recently selected to

serve as the Western Regional Office.

Mr. Lee commented to the Board that the issues with Mr.

Jesse Sattwhite brought before the Board of Regents at

its August 27-28, 1992 meeting are encompassed by this


The NCAS program enlists athletes as role models for to-

day's youth and sends a message to parents that higher edu-

cation is concerned. By housing the regional office at

UNR, Nevada becomes pro-active in what intercollegiate

athletics is all about. The athletes have the potential

power to make a difference in the lives of the youth.

Mrs. Gallagher welcomed Mr. Lee to Nevada and wished him

success with his program. Mr. Klaich stated that he felt

this was an incredible program and wished Mr. Lee well.

Upon questioning, Mr. Lee indicated that member institu-

tions pay $750 per year for membership, and the NCAS program

receives corporate funds and gifts from private donors.

Chairman Sparks returned to the meeting during the above dis-

cussion and resumed the gavel.

Regents Eardley, Foley, Hammargren and Whitley left the meeting.

19. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs


A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee meeting, held October 8, 1992, were made by Regent

Jill Derby, Chairman.

(1) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 14,

Section 2, Time Frames for Preparation of Academic

Master Planning Documents, as contained in Ref. AA-1,

filed in the Regents' Office.

A discussion was held by the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee in August concerning revision of the Board of

Regents' policy related to time frames for Campus

master planning documents. The revision is recom-

mended to align Board policy with the legislative

requirement for academic planning, and will shorten

the time frames for all institutions.

(2) Information Only: Annual Report on Review of Exist-

ing Academic Programs -- The review of existing aca-

demic programs is conducted by each institution on a

regular cycle in order to assure academic quality and

to determine if need, student demand, and available

resources support their continuation. In addition to

this periodic review, Board of Regents' policy requires

that all new programs are to be reviewed after a five

year period.

A format for an annual report to the Chancellor's

Office and Board of Regents on existing academic

programs was approved by the Board in April, 1992.

The format includes two parts: 1) a list of all

existing programs which were reviewed by the insti-

tution over the past year, new programs approved

during this time period and programs which were

deleted or put on inactive status; 2) a summary of

the major findings and future plans for each program

which was reviewed.

The first annual report to the Board of Regents is

contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents' Office.

Vice Chancellor Richardson emphasized that the results

of these reviews include plans to strengthen programs

through changes in administrative structure, expand

funding sources, enhance facilities, add faculty, and/

or modify curriculum. He stated that over 50 programs

or centers were evaluated. TMCC and CCSN plan to re-

evaluate the review processes they are currently using

and adopt new formats and procedures to be applied to

the next review cycle. The results of the review proc-

esses are an important component of the academic plan-

ning process, and should be used to assure the best

possible programs are being provided with the UCCSN.

Chairman Derby requested a response from each of the

institutions regarding the process, and each institu-

tion responded positively. Chairman Derby stated that

she was pleased with the process and the report.

(3) Information Only: Report on Graduate Programs - At an

earlier Board of Regents' meeting, a request was made

for information related to graduate programs at UNLV

and UNR. A list is included of all graduate programs

offered by the two Universities, the enrollment and

costs associated with each program, as contained in

Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents' Office.

Vice Chancellor Richardson reminded the members of the

Committee when reviewing the costs associated with each

program that UCCSN does not have a sophisticated cost-

ing formula to make cost allocations to programs. He

stated that this report is only a portion of the entire

educational picture at UNR and UNLV, and it would be a

mistake to single out programs without reviewing the

entire educational package.

Chairman Derby questioned if there was a correlation

between fewer students and the need for new programs,

and Vice Chancellor Richardson responded that students

are indeed a criteria, but one should also consider the

economic impact of these programs on the State in order

for the institutions to have a leading edge. A pro-

gram may not be recognized by the student when it first

comes on line, but may provide training for the future

economic development of the State.

UNR Vice President Robert Hoover added that multi-

disciplinary programs are being initiated which may

replace some of the smaller programs that Chairman

Derby is questioning.

UNLV Vice President John Unrue agreed with Vice Chan-

cellor Richardson and commended him for compiling

this report for the Committee. He stated that this

process is very important to the academic planning

process. He mentioned that although there is a

moratorium placed on some programs, UNLV will be re-

viewing these programs again and may reactivate the

programs in the future.

Dr. Ken Hunter, Dean of UNR Graduate School, stated

that approximately 10% of the master program could

be phased out, which is not unusual in light of the

changing times UCCSN is experiencing. However, new

programs are coming on line including multi-disci-

plinary graduate programs that are market driven and

will meet the needs of the future.

Mr. Klaich questioned what the FTE was for undergradu-

ate programs during the last year, and it was stated

that the approximate FTE for UNR was 8,000 and UNLV

was 12,000. Mr. Klaich reminded the Committee that

during the 1991 Regents' Workshop, a goal was set to

place more emphasis on undergraduate education. Pres-

ident Crowley stated that UNR is taking that goal very

seriously and it will be reflected in the academic

planning process report. He mentioned that UNR refers

to the Carnegie Report, prepared by Dr. Ernest Boyer,

which addressed rewarding teaching of undergraduate

programs and explains the definition of research


In addition, Vice President Hoover stated that four

years ago UNR implemented a core curriculum and has

attempted to assess the students who have gone through

that program. Some of the findings of the first as-

sessment were: 1) that it is a far more challenging

and interesting curriculum; 2) that it is very co-

herent; and 3) that it will need continual updating.

A UNR task force has submitted the following recom-

mendations: 1) an assessment of teaching skills and

a reward mechanism for teaching; 2) an assessment of

the syllabus; 3) advisement of students; and 4) an

assessment of student success. He suggested that the

Committee meet with faculty and students to discuss

UNR's undergraduate programming.

Chairman Derby raised a concern regarding the Strategic

Directions the Board of Regents have approved, and felt

that they should be reviewed each year to see if they

are being implemented at the institutional level. Vice

Chancellor Richardson stated that the Academic Master

Planning report will address the Strategic Directions,

but that he will also schedule a presentation each year

specifically addressing the matter.

UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Ellen Pillard suggested an

"Outstanding Teacher Award" be given by the Board of

Regents. She felt that this would give the Board of

Regents an opportunity to review undergraduate pro-

grams. She also suggested that a reward system be

established, to include revolving contracts.

Mr. Klaich stated that he was excited about what he

was hearing. He would never have thought to put

"revolving contracts" and "reward systems" together,

but can now relate the two. He also stated that by

having graduate programs, it improves the undergradu-

ate programs at the institutions.

Vice President Unrue stated that it is wrong to equate

"teaching" vs. "research"; they are inseparable. UNLV

has a strong tie with both undergraduate teaching and

graduate research.

Chairman Derby requested Vice Chancellor Richardson

to review the report on graduate programs with Mrs.

Berkley, who initiated this report and was unavailable

to attend the Committee meeting.

(4) Approved the UCCSN Academic Planning Schedule. A dis-

cussion related to the academic planning process and

the principle components of planning was held by the

Academic Affairs Committee at its August meeting. At

that time a preliminary planning schedule was presented

for information.

Vice Chairman Richardson proposed a formal calendar

designed to guide the Chancellor's Office and UCCSN

institutions in their planning activities, and dis-

tributed a revised calendar at the meeting, Ref.

AA-4, filed in the Regents' Office.

Vice Chancellor Richardson clarified that the "X" only

indicates the deadline to accomplish the task, the

tasks can be completed any time prior to the deadline.

(5) Information Only: Summary of Recommendations from

Academic Retreat - An academic planning retreat was

held in July to focus on UCCSN academic issues, with

special emphasis on the development of new programs

at the Campuses and program review activities. As

a follow up to the retreat, a subcommittee was es-

tablished to review and refine the recommendations

made at the retreat. A summary of those recommenda-

tions is contained in Ref. AA-5, filed in the Regents'


A brief discussion on the recommendations was held

regarding the use of facilities by the year round

institutional programs and State funding of the Summer

Session programs.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

The open meeting recessed at 12:15 P.M. for lunch and reconvened

at 1:10 P.M. Friday, October 9, 1992, with all Regents present,

except Regents Berkley, Derby and Gallagher.

20. Approved Board of Regents' Calendar, 1994

Approved the following proposed Board of Regents' calendar

for 1994:

Board Meeting Dates Location

January 6-7, 1994 Reno

February 17-18, 1994 Las Vegas

March 31- April 1, 1994 N. Las Vegas (CCSN)

May 19-20, 1994 Reno

June 23-24, 1994 Las Vegas

August 25-26, 1994 Reno

October 6-7, 1994 Elko (NNCC)

December 1-2, 1994 Las Vegas

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Board of Regents' calendar

for 1994. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

Regents Derby and Gallagher returned to the meeting.

21. Approved Amendment, Regents' Bylaws

Approved an amendment to the Regents' Bylaws, Article VI,

Section 3(g), as contained in Ref. H, filed with the perma-

nent minutes, which deals with the composition of the Status

of Women Committee. The first reading of the proposed

amendment was held at the August 27-28, 1992 meeting.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the amendment to the Regents'

Bylaws regarding the composition of Status of Women Com-

mittee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

22. Information Only: Amendments, Regents' Bylaws

The number of members of the Board of Regents of the Uni-

versity and Community College System will increase in

January, 1993 from 9 members to 11 members of the Board.

As a result of this increase in numbers, various amendments

to the Board of Regents' Bylaws pertaining to the number of

members necessary to make up a quorum, take action, call

meetings or place matters on agendas will be necessary.

Chancellor Dawson requests approval of amendments to the

Regents' Bylaws, effective January 1, 1993, as contained

in Ref. I, filed in the Regents' Office. This will con-

stitute the first reading of the proposed amendments with

Board action to be taken at the November 19-20, 1992 meet-


Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.

23. Approved Tuition and Fees Policy, and Tuition and Fees

Increase for 1993-95

The following are the minutes from the Tuition and Fees

meeting held on September 17, 1992. The Board of Regents

met as a Committee of the Whole to review the policy on

tuition and fees for UCCSN.

(1) Approved Policy on Tuition and Fees - The Board, after

considering a recommendation from the Chancellor's

Committee, did not reach a conclusion during the

August 27-28, 1992 meeting and requested further re-

view of the issue.

Chancellor Dawson began the discussion by giving an

overview of the "Draft Policy, July 20, 1992". One

important statement within the policy reads, "If it

is determined that tuition and fees are to be in-

creased, the rate of increase will not exceed 1% more

than the WICHE average of the previous five years of

reported data". Mrs. Gallagher questioned whether

students and parents would be able to project costs

from such a statement, and Chancellor Dawson related

that projections would be included in biennial budget


Chancellor Dawson stated that at the August 27-28, 1992

Board of Regents' meeting, 5 concerns were brought for-

ward by the Board:

1) Board of Regents should control destiny on student


Proposed Solution: Board of Regents should adopt

a reasonable student fee policy.

Dr. Eardley stated that the Board of Regents do not

enjoy raising tuition and fees, but noted that if they

did not act, the Legislature or the Governor's Office

could do so which would cause the Board of Regents to

then lose control.

Vice Chancellor Sparks suggested that the State could

place the expected revenue from tuition and fee in-

creases in the budget request and reduce the State rev-

enues by that amount. This would cause the UCCSN budg-

et to be over-budgeted if the Board of Regents did not

increase the fees to produce the budgeted revenue. He

stated that the 1993-95 biennial budget request does

not include any tuition and fee increase, and if such

are adopted by the Board, the request will have to be

revised. The Governor could possibly submit the UCCSN

budget with increased fee recommendations to the Legis-

lature for approval. Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated

that the Legislature would most likely use that method

in calculating tuition and fees for UCCSN.

Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that after consider-

able discussion the Interim Finance Committee at its

meeting the previous day (September 16, 1992) did

approve the UCCSN student fee surcharges for FY 1993

as submitted. The Board had adopted those increases

as part of the response to meet the Governor's re-

quested budget cuts of $38 million to the legislative

appropriated UCCSN 1991-93 budget. One Senator from

Sparks and two Senators who are employed by UCCSN, were

extremely critical of the Board and the System.

When asked why the Legislators had responded in that

manner, Vice Chancellor Sparks stated he felt there

were a number of reasons, including this being an

election year. The Legislature adopted a budget that

was out of balance and the Regents had to cut $38

million from a budget the Legislature had approved.

He stated the Legislators criticized the Board for

the decisions made as a result of the cuts, and when

he tried to explain UCCSN fees in comparison to other

States, they were not willing to listen. Dr. Eardley

asked whether any of those Legislators criticizing

the System had voted for the 300% pension increase

for themselves; and also he questioned whether the

UCCSN employed Legislators were being paid by the

System and the Legislature both. Vice Chancellor

Sparks stated he did not know the answer to either

question, but stated that the UCCSN employees abstained

from the vote, which left only 4 Senators, 3 of whom

voted to accept the UCCSN request.

Dr. Derby stated that the Board of Regents should de-

cide on its own policies, and not rely on speculation

of what the State Budget Office may propose. UCCSN

needs a tuition and fee policy it can defend.

Chancellor Dawson continued with the 5 concerns:

2) Keep fee policy simple.

Proposed Solution: Do not require calculation of

previous 5 year averages.

3) Reduce/eliminate extraordinary impact of large fee

increases in WICHE states resulting from unavoid-

able circumstances in those states.

Proposed Solution: Use median instead of average

in calculation of tuition and fees.

4) Avoid drastic increases in student fees.

Proposed Solution: Limit to single digit the rate

of increase in resident fees. Non-resident fee

increases may be higher.

5) Need funding mechanism to enhance student financial


Proposed Solution: Allocate 50% of proposed fee

increase dedicated to the State budget for student

financial assistance.

Chancellor Dawson indicated that the System is review-

ing its financial aid policies at the present time.

Considerable discussion was held on a draft policy

which originally has been recommended by the Chancel-

lor's Committee in August.

It was approved to adopt the draft policy, by insert-

ing the word "median" for "average"; deleting the last

sentence in paragraph two of item 2; adding two sen-

tences, "Any fee increase will be limited to nine (9)

percent." and "Non-resident tuition may exceed this

limit and will be determined by the Board.", and add-

ing the words, "an amount equal to" in the second

sentence of item 3 between "Fall 1993," and "50%".

The recommended policy now reads:

Assessment of Fees

1. The Board of Regents shall establish tuition rates

for students who are not residents of Nevada, and

registration and other fees to be assesed all stu-

dents. In establishing such rates and fees, the

Board recognizes that both the students of the

UCCSN institutions and the citizens of the State

of Nevada share in the benefits of higher educa-

tion, and therefore, both students and the State

should contribute appropriately to support high

quality instructional programs. Further, the Board

reaffirms its commitment to equal access to UCCSN

programs regardless of students' financial cir-

cumstances, and therefore shall establish tuition

rates and fees at such level to encourage partici-

pation in higher education.

2. On a biennial basis, in the Spring of every even

numbered year, the Chancellor will chair a System

Committee composed of elected student government

representatives, Campus Presidents, Regents, and

Chancellor's Office staff to gather and review

data and to make recommendations to the Chancellor

and the Board on an appropriate level of tuition

and fees. The recommendation of this Committee

will be presented to the Board of Regents for

their consideration and action.

In establishing such rates and fees for the

Universities and Community Colleges, the Board

will use the following information in its de-

liberations: 1) charges at peer institutions

as defined in the annual Western Interstate

Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) calcu-

lation of the median tuition and fees of member

states, 2) information pertaining to consumer

prices in the WICHE region, 3) the increase in

State funding over the biennium, 4) a needs

assessment of the UCCSN institutions, and 5)

other indices and information needed to determine

if tuition rates and fees are appropriate. Any

fee increase will be limited to nine (9) percent.

Non resident tuition may exceed this limit and

will be determined by the Board.

3. In order to improve the access of all students

and to encourage participation in higher educa-

tion, a portion of all fee increases will be

dedicated to student financial assistance. Be-

ginning Fall 1993, an amount equal to 50% of all

tuition and fees increases dedicated to the State

budget will be earmarked for student financial

assistance for improving access to higher educa-

tion. These funds will be budgeted in a new

budget function entitled "Improving Access to

Higher Education".

At its October 8-9, 1992 meeting, the Board will con-

sider a recommendation by the Chancellor for tuition

and fees for the biennium.

Mrs. Berkley stated she had received a call from Dr.

Hammargren who explained he would be in surgery and

could not attend this meeting, although his position

on the subject had not changed. Chairman Sparks

indicated a letter had been received during the

course of the meeting from Mr. Foley stating his view.

(2) New Business - Chairman Sparks stated Mr. Foley had

inquired about the outcome of the State Public Works

Board (SPWB) meeting held recently, in which they had

not followed the UCCSN priority listing. Vice Chan-

cellor Sparks stated that UCCSN had asked that the

amount for restoration of buildings be restored, but

the SPWB did not recommend that expenditure. The

UCCSN priority was for funding for the 5 projects

which had been funded previously for pre-design work:

1) CCSN - Phase V, Cheyenne Campus

2) CCSN - West Charleston Campus

3) TMCC - Phase VI

4) NNCC - A building in Winnemucca

5) UNR - Education building

The SWPB has recommended:

1) CCSN - Cheyenne Campus, reduced from $21

million to $14 million, with the same

square footage approved, but with no

furnishings, no equipment and no park-


2) CCSN - West Charleston Campus, ignored.

3) TMCC - Phase VI was reduced from $24 million

to $15.5 million, with the elimination

of the completion of the Ring Road and

the equipment.

4) NNCC - Winnemucca building $1.4 million.

President Crowley pointed out that the SPWB has earlier

contacted the Presidents to see if they wanted to re-

vise their projects, or to change the priorities, and

at a Presidents' Council meeting the Presidents had all

agreed not to recommend any change. The feeling had

been that priorities, as adopted by the Board should

stand, without modification. They had realized State

revenues were lacking, but felt priorities should be


Mrs. Gallagher related that at one time the Legislature

had reduced a project, the Henderson Campus building

and were eliminating windows, etc. When the Board had

learned of that decision, they informed SPWB that UCCSN

would not accept a building under those circumstances.

The project was built as originally specified.

President Meacham expressed his deep concern for the

decision by SPWB.

Chairman Sparks indicted that a full discussion of the

matter would be held at a future meeting.

The following was action taken at the present meeting.

A. Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 1, Assessment of Fees, as approved on Septem-

ber 17, 1992 by the Committee of the Whole reviewing

tuition and fee policies. A new policy was drafted

and is submitted as Ref. E, filed in the Regents'


Concern was raised that many students have objected to

the 50% allocation to student financial assistance

that is contained in the new policy.

ASCCSN President Angel Chipman addressed the Board and

commended the Regents in approving any fee increase to

be limited to 9%, which is 1% below the WICHE average.

She proposed to the Regents that they review a cost-

based funding model for tuition and fees and gave an

extensive analysis of the model.

Dr. Eardley stated that the Board has qualified finan-

cial advisors on the staff. However, Mrs. Berkley

stated that ever since she has been a member of the

Board she has had difficulty with the budget process.

She feels very strongly that the budget should not be

balanced on the students.

Chairman Sparks indicated that the students across the

country pay 25% of the share of eduction; however,

Nevada students pay 16%, which is very low. She re-

quested Vice Chancellor Sparks to compile a cost anal-

ysis of educating Nevada's students. She, too, does

not wish to put a hardship on the students, but they

should be paying their fair share for higher education.

Mr. Foley agreed with Mrs. Berkley, regarding the budget

process. He felt that Ms. Chipman's report indicates

that the Chancellor's staff is not doing its job in

proposing proper recommendations to the Board for its


In response, Mr. Klaich stated that Mrs. Berkley has

every obligation as a Regent to develop alternatives

for the System, and does not take fault with Ms.

Chipman's report, but a system-wide committee was

established to review tuition and fees, and has worked

very hard to develop its' recommendations. The Board

of Regents acted as a Committee of the Whole and ac-

cepted the recommendations at its September 17 meeting.

He stated that he is offended that it has been suggest-

ed that Nevada should not compare itself to the other

states. UCCSN competes nationally and regionally and

should compare itself to other states. He felt very

strongly that the Board should not reject the proposed


Ms. Chipman quoted a statement made by Mr. Klaich at a

previous meeting which stated that he would not favor

raising student tuition and fees. Mr. Klaich clarified

that at the following meeting, at which Ms. Chipman was

not present, he changed his mind after listening to the

presentation, which is his prerogative.

Dr. Derby stated that the system-wide committee did work

diligently to develop its' recommendations and the pol-

icy does allow for flexibility, although she felt that

the policy needed a larger framework to establish fees.

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Re-

search, stated, in defense of the Chancellor's staff,

that the system-wide committee did work hard and uti-

lized a very comprehensive document to develop its rec-

ommendations. The Committee addressed various ways,

such as cost-bases analysis, WICHE data, etc. The pro-

posed policy is a compromise and was derived from a

list of 5 points which were used as guidelines. At

the September 17 meeting, Chancellor Dawson reviewed

these 5 points and recommended the lowest fee level.

The Committee of the Whole accepted the Chancellor's


Mrs. Gallagher stated that this has been a very enlight-

ening discussion; however, she did feel that the Chan-

cellor's staff performed accordingly and resented Mr.

Foley's comments that were directed at the staff.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change

regarding Assessment of Fees, as approved on September

17, 1992 by the Committee of the Whole reviewing tuition

and fee policies. Mr. Klaich seconded. Regents Foley,

Berkley and Hammargren opposed. Motion carried.

Chairman Sparks extended her appreciation to Ms. Chipman

for her efforts and indicated that her submitted report

will be taken under consideration as guidelines as the

Board reviews tuition and fees. In addition, Chairman

Sparks commended the system-wide committee for its hard

work in developing recommendations for Board considera-


B. Chancellor Dawson presented a recommendation on tuition

and fees, as contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents'


Mr. Klaich stated that he disagreed with the proposed

Universities' undergraduate fee increase for FY 94-95.

He mentioned that the following pieces of information

are used in developing an appropriate tuition and fee


Consumer price and higher education price informa-


Charges at peer institutions in the WICHE (Western

Interstate Commission for Higher Education)


Increases in State funding

A needs assessment of UCCSN institutions

Other indices and information

In light of using the above information to develop an

appropriate tuition and fee increase, Mr. Klaich still

could not justify a 9% increase in fees. However, he

did agree with the allocation of 50% of the increase

being earmarked for student financial assistance. Mr.

Klaich stated that the System is caught in a "circle"

-- a fee increase is justifiable, but should be kept

at a minimum. He felt that the 9% increase is nearing

the top of the median, but should be at the bottom of

the median.

UNR Vice President Ashok Dhingra stated that the Ad-

ministration does not wish to increase student fees,

but there are institutional needs that need to be

funded to provide quality education.

Mr. Foley questioned why the System was proposing to

assess a "tax" on UCCSN students because of the short-

cominings in the State's budget, and Chancellor Dawson

responded that higher education has always been a

"shared cost", and without a fee increase the System

would realize a $60 million shortfall.

Mrs. Berkley emphasized the need to work with the

Governor and Legislators to make sure there is ade-

quate funding.

President Crowley stated that UCCSN has fared well in

the past with the legislative sessions, in fact, during

1985 through 1991 UCCSN lead the nation in educational

funding. He reiterated that he does not wish to in-

crease tuition and fees, but it is a participatory

process and everyone should do their fair share. He

added that there is a definite need for a UCCSN policy

that would defend the tuition and fee increases.

ASUN President Samantha Hudson relayed student concerns

to the Board. She questioned the sincerity of "equal

access". Several students cannot afford full-time

education and become part-time students and then become

ineligible to receive financial aid benefits.

CSUN President Joel Kostman commended the Board for

accepting a tuition and fee policy. However, he indi-

cated that whenever there is a budget shortfall the

System "taxes" the students. He stated that UNLV

students were unhappy with the 50% allocation of all

tuition and fees increases being earmarked for student

financial assistance, because it will not reach all

students. He requested the Board to institute a policy

that would reach all students, and suggested that ex-

penditures be streamlined (i. e., car allowance, aes-

thetic improvements to Campus, professional salaries,

etc.). He encouraged the Board of Regents to think

about Nevada students and not what the rest of the

country is doing.

Dr. Derby stated that she supported the 50% allocation

of all tuition and fees increases being earmarked for

student financial assistance because the Board, as a

policy-making organization, needs to become more aware

of the effects on society. Nevada is very low in

awarding student financial assistance (ranked 47th).

She felt that by not providing assistance it would

discourage a number of people from achieving higher

education. She strongly supports the allocation.

Mrs. Berkley questioned whether there were other al-

ternatives to providing student financial assistance,

such as Regents' Special Projects funds. Dr. Derby

stated that she appreciated Mrs. Berkley's suggestion,

but Nevada should be able to provide quality education

to its citizens, and this policy guarantees an increase

in financial assistance in Nevada.

Mr. Foley disagreed and stated he had a problem with

the source coming from the students. He felt this

should be studied further.

Chancellor Dawson indicated that the budget request

has been submitted reflecting the $51 University under-

graduate fee and the surcharge eliminated for this bi-

ennium. These figures were used to develop the budget

for submission to the Governor on September 1, 1992.

Chancellor Dawson felt the 50% allocation was very

innovative in increasing student financial assistance

in Nevada.

President Maxson stated that the recent surcharge at

UNLV was allocated for the operation of the Campus

while eliminating 240 classes.

Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the Chancellor's rec-

ommendation as amended. (Amendment: 1993-94 plus 5%

for 1994-95, instead of 9%, for all fees, except non-

resident tuition fees are to remain as recommended by

the Chancellor). Mrs. Whitney seconded. Upon roll

call, the motion carried.

Aye: Regents Derby, Gallagher, Hammargren, Whitley,


Nay: Regents Berkley, Foley

Abstained: Regents Eardley, Klaich

The above motion results in the following tuitions and fees:


94-94 94-95

Registration Fees

Universities Undergraduate $55.50/cr $58.00/cr

Universities Graduate $77.50/cr $81.00/cr

Community Colleges $29.40/cr $30.50/cr

Non-Resident Tuition

Universities $4300/yr $4750/yr

Community Colleges $3000/yr $3000/yr

In addition, beginning Fall 1993, 50% of all tuition and fee

increases dedicated to the State budget will be earmarked

for student financial assistance.

Drs. Derby and Hammargren left the meeting.

24. Approved Tuition Waivers for Native Americans

At the May 14-15, 1992 meeting, UNLV requested tuition

waivers for Navajo students living on the Navajo reserva-

tion who were recommended by the President of the Navajo

Nation and who otherwise met UNLV admission requirements.

General Counsel Klasic advised against such waiver on the

basis of the possibility of reverse discrimination, but

suggested there were other ways these students might be


In an opinion dated August 11, 1992, General Counsel Klasic

concludes, "...therefore, just as it would be permissible

to waive the out-of-state tuition of worthwhile and deserv-

ing students from states of the Union other than Nevada,

so it would be permissible, in my opinion, to waive out-of-

state tuition for worthwhile and deserving students from

the states or nations consisting of the Indian tribes.

Such waivers would not be made on the basis that the stu-

dents are Native Americans, but on the basis that they are

members of the Indian tribes or nations.

"At the Board's February 27-28, 1992 meeting, only the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of

Nevada, Reno applied to the Board of Regents for out-of-

state tuition waivers under the provisions of NRS 365.540.

These were broken down into categories. For example, UNLV

requested 191 waivers for athletes, 130 waivers for music

students and 197 allocated for 'other' students. Accord-

ingly, I would recommend that the institutions which wish

to request out-of-state waivers for worthwhile and deserv-

ing students be prepared to allocate a certain number of

such waivers for worthwhile and deserving students from

the Indian tribes or nations throughout the United States.

This cannot be limited to specific tribes, such as the

Navajos, as that clearly would be a violation of the Equal

Protection Clause of the United State Constititon. If an

increase in the number of out-of-state waivers from 3% of

the total matriculated enrollment of students for the past

preceding Fall semester is necessary to accommodate this

recommendation, then, in my opinion, the Board of Regents

could authorize such an increase under its powers of

constitutional autonomy.

"Finally, I would recommend that the institutions which

wish to implement these recommendations consult with their

Affirmative Action Officers in establishing the means and

methods of selecting the worthwhile and deserving students

from the Indian tribes or nations who would be eligible to

request waivers."

Additional information is contained in Ref. G, filed in

the Regents' Office.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the tuition waivers for

Native Americans. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

President of the Navajo National Peterson Zah expressed his

appreciation for the opportunity to address the Board of


Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.

President Zah stated that the Navajo Nation is beginning to

take education seriously and feels education may solve many

of the problems that the Navajo Nation is undergoing. He

informed the Board that he did not think there would be a

tremendous number of Navaho students coming to Nevada, ap-

proximately 7 to 10 students per year. He promised the

Board of Regents that they were pioneers in opening the

door to Navajo students, it is a matter of life for many

of the Navajo people. He thanked them for this opportunity

to achieve higher education for his people.

Mrs. Berkley thanked the Navajo Nation for giving the Board

an opportunity to serve them and thanked General Counsel

Klasic for his work on the policy. President Maxson thanked

President Zah for his patience.

Motion carried.

Mrs. Berkley left the meeting.

25. Reaffirmed Support for UCCSN Foundations

The Regents discussed their support of the UCCSN Founda-


Mrs. Gallagher commended the UCCSN Foundations' excellent

performance and reaffirmed the Board's unqualified support

of all the UCCSN Foundations. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion


Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting; Dr. Derby left the meet-


26. Information Only: Update on UCCSN Capital Improvement


Chancellor Dawson reported on the UCCSN Capital Improvement

Request. A meeting was held with the State Public Works

Board (SPWB) and UCCSN protested the SPWB recommendations.

The Governor has requested that the SPWB follow UCCSN's

priorities. State Budget Director Judy Matteucci submitted

a revised budget which indicated $29.5 million be allocated

to CCSN for both of their projects.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that the Capital Improvement Request

contains a proposed building in Winnemucca for NNCC. This

is the first time the Capital Improvement list was complete

and identified institutional need, which takes the Capital

Improvement list out of the political arena. She stated

that she was hopeful the Board of Regents would be committed

to supporting the UCCSN's priorities.

CCSN Vice President Herb Peebles stated that he appreciated

the revision of the Capital Improvement Request list by the


Mrs. Berkley and Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.

27. Approved Regents' Organizational Review

At the August 27-28, 1992 meeting, the Board approved the

following recommendations concerning organizational review:

A. That the Board Chairman, Vice Chairman, Regent Derby,

Director of Community College Affairs Burris, and

Vice Chancellor Richardson prepare a relatively brief

questionnaire for distribution to Regents, Presidents

and Board executive staff. The questionnaire will give

each respondent an opportunity to pinpoint his/her

specific areas of concern. Replies will be anonymous.

B. Mr. Burris and Dr. Richardson will use the questionnaire

replies as the basis for conducting focused interviews

with all individuals in the above groups. The inter-

views will seek to more clearly identify areas in which

respondents feel Board and staff performance might be

improved and how that might be accomplished. They will

then prepare a report summarizing their findings and

recommendations for review by Board members and the

Chancellor. It is felt that Mr. Burris and Dr. Richard-

son are particularly well-suited to conduct such an

analysis and to prepare recommendations for considera-

tion given and fresh perspective they bring to the

System coupled with their considerable experience work-

ing successfully with multi-Campus governing boards in

other states.

It is further requested that the Board contract with a

conflict resolution team to work with them.

C. The Board should proceed to plan a December Board work-

shop with a mentor from the Association of Governing

Boards on the general subject "Improving Board Effec-

tiveness". Part of the AGB process will involve com-

pletion of an AGB prepared Board self-study question-


An update report was presented for discussion. Regarding

recommendation A., Vice Chancellor Richardson indicated

that 50% of the questionnaires that were sent to Regents,

Presidents and Chancellor's staff have been returned (6

returns from 9 Regents; 4 returns from 7 Presidents; and

8 returns from 14 staff). Interviews will be completed

within the next few months; however, the results from the

questionnaires are the basis for the interviews, and Vice

Chancellor Richardson encouraged those persons to return

the questionnaires as soon as possible.

Regarding recommendation B., Chancellor Dawson stated that

he has contacted the Rutgers' Conflict Resolution Team, and

they will be in Reno on Wednesday, November 18, 1992 (day

prior to the regularly scheduled November Board of Regents'

meeting). Chancellor Dawson indicated that they charge

$1000 per day plus expenses per person and he estimated

that it would cost the System $6000 for this one-day meet-

ing. He cautioned the Board that this may turn out to be

more than a one-day session, although he has only committed

to one day at this time. Mrs. Gallagher stated that she

would have a problem with employing this team on an ongoing


Regarding recommendation C., Chancellor Dawson recommended

that a one-day Board orientation for new Regents be sched-

uled in December instead of contracting with the Associa-

tion of Governing Boards at this time. He suggested that

AGB be reconsidered after recommendations A. and B. have

been completed. It is Chancellor Dawson's hope that a one-

day orientation with the newly elected Regents be scheduled

to meet with the Chancellor's staff, and a half-day sched-

uled to meet with each of the institutions individually.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to withdraw recommendation

C. which calls for a workshop session with the Association

of Governing Boards, and allow the Chancellor to proceed

with orientation in December for new Board of Regent

members. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.

Dr. Derby left the meeting.

28. Approvement Amendment to Lease, UNR

Approved an amendment to a UNR lease with KOLO (now KQLO)

Radio Station. The radio station was to erect two 282 foot

towers on 10 acres of property at the Main Station Lab.

The term of the lease was to begin as soon as KOLO (KQLO)

had their plans approved by the FCC. The FCC has just

given their approval to the project and KQLO is requesting

the lease be amended to erect only on 282 foot tower on 5

acres of property instead of 10 acres. The terms of the

lease would still be for a 10-year period, with an option

to renew for an additional 10 years.

General Counsel Klasic recommended approval subject to

review of the final documentation.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the amendment to a UNR

lease with KOLO (now KQLO) Radio Station. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.

29. Approved Naming of Residence Hall, UNR

Approved the naming of the new residence hall "Canada Hall"

at UNR.

When the University's new residence hall project bids came

in substantially higher than the budget allowed, several

Canadian mining companies doing business with Nevada con-

tributed a sum of nearly $800,000. Without these gifts,

the University could not have proceeded with the project,

which is now underway.

In recognition of the generous assistance of these compa-

nies, President Crowley requested approval to name the new

residence hall "Canada Hall".

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to name the new UNR residence

hall "Canada Hall". Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

30. Approved Faculty and Staff Computer Loan Program, UNR

Approved an increase of funds for the faculty and staff

computer loan program at UNR. The current amount from the

Capital Improvement Fund is $100,000 and the request is to

increase the amount to $125,000.

The faculty and staff computer loan program has become very

popular and as a result, there is a waiting list of from 6

to 15 people at any one time. Many of those on the list

have to wait for longer than a month for the funds to be

replenished. The waiting list is no longer just in the

Fall or at Christmas time, but is now year-round. This

increase will fund an additional 12 plus loans at any time.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the increase of Capital

Improvement Funds to $125,000 for the faculty and staff

computer loan program at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.

Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.

31. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition

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

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for the institution, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the

Regents' Office.

University of Nevada, Reno

Philip L. Altick

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Lori L. Temple

Community College of Southern Nevada

Gary Elliott

Northern Nevada Community College

John Sword Hunter Smith

Truckee Meadows Community College

Robert I. Rose

32. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition

At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student

Government Officer reported on the outstanding student

achievements from the institution, as contained in Ref.

C, filed in the Regents' Office.

Truckee Meadows Community College

Charlene Covington

Caryl Mandolado

Western Nevada Community College

Mary Anne Levelle

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board