October 9-10, 1986
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
October 9-10, 1986
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-
um, Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Members absent: Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Deputy Chancellor Mark Dawson
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President George Hidy, DRI
President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Carl Diekhans (NNCC),
John Fordham (DRI), Larry Goodnight (WNCC), John Heise (CCCC),
Phyllis Henderson (TMCC), Donald Jessup (UNR), Gary Jones (UNLV),
Jim Williams (Unit) and Student Association Officers Cassie Coder
(USA), Kirk Hendrick (CSUN), Todd Plimpton (ASUN), and Frank
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 3:40 P.M.
on Thursday, October 9, 1986.
1. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held August
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in Ref.
C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved persons to serve as members of the following
A. College of Arts and Science Advisory Board
The following people are to be appointed as new
The following members are to be reappointed:
Arthur Boecher William Maupin
Steve Brown Mary Ellen Mc Mullen
Gail Brunetti Rollan Melton
Bonnie Bryan Jean Myles
Pat Cashill Roger Newton
Margery Cavanaugh Steven Nightingale
David Clark Bob Pearce
Robert Clift Andrea Pelter
Fred Davis, Jr. Mac Potter
Kevin Day Sandy Rogers
Barbara Feltner Sarah Schmanski
William Fox Silas Sellers
Jaculine Jones Kay Winters
B. College of Education Advisory Board
The following people are to be appointed as new
J. Richard Barnard Kathy E. Mandell
Ann M. Carlson Richard Marcucci
Kathy Collup Ronald K. Remington
Elaine D. Frankovich
The following members are to be reappointed:
Barbara Allison Aimee C. Luginbuehl
Rose Bullis Michon Mackedon
Nancy Cashell Earnest Martinelli
Dudley Cate Marvin Moss
Gino R. Del Carlo Eugene Paslov
Stan Goodin Nancy Peek
Rita E. Hambleton Tom Ryan
Denise Klaich Robert Scott
Kay Loudon Charles Springer
(4) Approved Mr. Tom Baker to serve as a 1-year appointment
as a continuing member of the WNCC Advisory Board.
(5) Approved a lease with the Churchill County ASC Commit-
tee for the Agricultural Service Center located in
(6) Approved the interlocal cooperative agreement between
the Commission on Economic Development and UNS, which
provides that UNS will participate in and support a
Statewide economic development symposium on November
18-19, 1986, and that the Commission will provide an
amount not to exceed $1000 for the cost of the sym-
(7) Approved the interagency agreement between the Job
Training Partnership Act and CCCC, which provides for
training of students.
(8) Approved an interlocal agreement between Nevada State
Health Division, Department of Human Resources and
NNCC, whereby NNCC will provide training for emergency
medical technicians and emergency medical service in-
Mrs. Kenney 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.
Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
2. Emergency Item: Approval of Advisory Board Member, NNCC
President Berg requested approval to consider an emergency
item on the agenda to approve the appointment of an Advisory
Board member because the next meeting of the NNCC Advisory
Board takes place before the next Board of Regents meeting.
Mr. Karamanos moved to accept an emergency item concerning
an appointment to the NNCC Advisory Board. Mrs. Sparks sec-
onded. Motion carried.
President Berg requested Mr. R. D. Minnix be appointed to
the NNCC Advisory Board.
Mrs. Kenney moved to approve the appointment of the NNCC
Advisory Board. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.
President Hidy introduced John Fordham, Faculty Senate
Chair, at DRI.
4. Chairman's Report
Chairman Klaich reported on the progress of the Chancellor's
Search Committee, stating that the Committee has received
86 applications. Dr. Ron Stead, Professional Search Con-
sultation Service, consultant to the Committee, requested
that an advisory group assist him in reviewing applications.
Dr. Stead's advisory group consists of a Student Government
Officer, a Faculty Senate Chairman, a University President
and a Community College President.
5. Report on Systemwide Review of Equipment Purchases
At the May, 1986 Regents meeting, the Board received an in-
terim report on Systemwide review of equipment purchased
under A. B. 469, and approved the format for a report to be
presented at the October, 1986 meeting. An Equipment Review
Committee, composed of the members of the UNS Academic Af-
fairs Council and the UNS Business Officers, established
procedures to expedite the review process and received
lists from each Campus of planned equipment purchases. A
purchasing subcommittee also was established to assist the
Committee. The Committee was charged with ensuring compati-
bility of equipment purchases and realizing maximum economy
through pooled purchases whenever possible. An updated re-
port on A. B. 469 expenditures and enhancements was provided
and is filed with the permanent minutes as Ref. E.
6. Report on Survey of Nevada High School Seniors
The Board approved in May a grant from the Regents Special
Project Fund to survey Nevada high school seniors on their
postsecondary plans. A survey instrument was developed and
distributed to every high school in the State. Students
completed the survey in late May. With assistance from the
Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch, Nevada Department
of Education, the Office of Academic Affairs compiled and
analyzed the data, and a final report entitled, "Postsecond-
ary Plans of Nevada High School Seniors: A Report on the
1986 Statewide Survey of Nevada High School Seniors", was
distributed and is filed in the Regents Office.
After Vice Chancellor Fox introduced Mrs. Karen Steinberg,
Institutional Research Coordinator, and Mr. Steven Foster,
Research Assistant, he highlighted the report.
In summary, the University of Nevada System Chancellor's
Office designed and administered a survey questionnaire to
9,413 Nevada high school seniors in the Spring of 1986.
5,681 surveys were completed and returned for a response
rate of 60%, a sample size sufficient to ensure statistical
validity. The survey was designed to provide secondary and
postsecondary educational planners with valuable information
concerning demographic characteristics, high school experi-
ence, and postsecondary plans of this group. Survey results
have been compiled, and for the first time, valuable compre-
hensive and timely data on Nevada high school seniors and
their postsecondary plans are available to the State. High-
lights of the report include:
Postsecondary 59% of survey respondents
Educational intend to enroll in a post-
Plans secondary educational pro-
gram in the year following
82% of survey respondents
intend to continue their
education sometime in the
future. 58% of these re-
spondents intend to pursue
a 2- or 4-year degree pro-
gram, 15% intend to complete
a vocational/technical pro-
gram and 9% intend to take
job-related or self-improve-
Nevada Attendance 57% of students planning to
continue their education
plan to do so in Nevada.
Prefer Public 60% of students planning to
Institution continue their education
prefer to attend a public
institution, 60% prefer to
attend a 4-year College and
40% prefer to attend a 2-
Out-of-State 28% of students planning to
Attendance attend a Community College
plan to attend an out-of-
state Community College.
43% of students planning to
attend a 4-year College plan
to attend an out-of-state
A total of 2,221 Nevada stu-
dents (43%) plan to attend
a postsecondary institution
out of state.
Student Financial 86% of responding students
Support expect to work to help fund
their postsecondary educa-
tion, 78% expect parents to
other relatives to help fund
their education and 66% ex-
pect assistance from grants,
scholarships or loans.
Early Decision Students who intend to con-
tinue their education after
high school make that deci-
sion early; 72% before their
senior year in high school.
College Choice Students ranked the availi-
Factors bility of a particular pro-
gram of study and the aca-
demic reputation of an in-
stitution as the 2 factors
most significant in deter-
mining their choice of Col-
Positive Impressions Seniors report a positive
of UNS Institutions impression of UNS institu-
tions. Institutions were
ranked on cost of attending,
availability of financial
aid, academic programs and
Satisfied with High Most Nevada high school
School Experience seniors are satisfied with
their overall high school
experience and believe their
high school prepared them
well for their intended
Overall, the survey results indicate that a majority of
Nevada's high school students intend to continue their
education. The University of Nevada System will prepare
to meet this increased demand, and to offer programs of
study and training that are desired by graduating seniors.
Included with this report was a list of recommendations
which Vice Chancellor Fox reviewed.
Chairman Klaich requested a demographic study from the in-
stitutions to be reported on an annual basis, and Mr. Foley
requested a geographic breakdown on the answers to the sur-
vey questions by country and/or institution.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval to accept the report and recom-
mendations of the survey of Nevada high school seniors. Mr.
Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.
President Crowley informed the Board that the institutions
already disseminate information to high school seniors,
their parents and counselors on financial aid programs,
institution brochures and general information about the
University of Nevada System. He agreed with the recommenda-
tions and felt that these efforts should be coordinated
among the institutions.
7. Report on Land Use Planning, UNR
President Crowley reported on land use planning at UNR,
stating that a land inventory was prepared on all UNS prop-
erty. Much of the UNS land belongs to the College of Agri-
culture at UNR. UNR has formed a committee which has been
collecting data, reviewing use restrictions, identifying
restrictions, identifying property for acquisition and pri-
oritizing the land. He stated that Foundation property is
also incorporated in this project. UNR requested additional
funds from the State Legislature to acquire additional prop-
erty located in close proximity to the Campus as it becomes
available. This request was not funded by the 1985 Nevada
Chairman Klaich asked whether UNR could liquidate land and
holdings. Dr. Bernard Jones, Dean of the College of Agri-
culture and member of the UNR Land Use Planning Committee,
stated that after the determination of whether to sell or
lease has been made, UNR will seek Board approval.
8. Approved Acceptance of Gift, UNR
Approved acceptance of a gift of 1,812 acres of land situat-
ed in White Pine and Lincoln counties, Nevada, from Mr. and
Mrs. William O. Bradley, Leonard H. Mc Intosh, Henry P. Mc
Intosh, IV, as trustees for Cameron Hann Mc Intosh, Clifton
Hanna Mc Intosh, Constance Hanna Mc Intosh, Henry Payne Mc
Intosh, V, and Ashley Duque Mc Intosh.
The donors offered the gift to UNR "for exchange purposes or
otherwise in connection with the functions of the College of
Agriculture", and are reserving an undivided 1/2 interest in
and to the minerals rights in the subject land.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval to accept the gift of 1,812 acres
of land situated in White Pine and Lincoln counties. Mr.
Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved Amendments to the UNS Code
Pursuant to Subsection 1.3.3 of the UNS Code, approved two
amendments to the UNS Code. These amendments read as fol-
6.1.1 Applicability of Procedures and Sanctions. The pro-
cedures and sanctions established in this chapter are
applicable to the resolution and determination of
charges against members of the community of the Uni-
versity of Nevada System for allegedly engaging in
conduct prohibited by the Code or other applicable
stated policies, procedures, rules, regulations or
Bylaws of the System institutions. Except as other-
wise provided in this chapter, the University of
Nevada School of Medicine may also establish written
policies, procedures and sanctions for the discipline
of its students which may be used in lieu of the
policies, procedures and sanctions of this chapter,
subject to the prior review by the General Counsel
of the System and to the approval of the President
of the institution in which the School of Medicine
6.2.2 Prohibited Activity - University of Nevada System
Community. The following conduct, being incompatible
with the purposes of an academic community, is pro-
hibited for all members of the community of the Sys-
tem, including but not limited to the faculty and
students, shall constitute cause for discipline and
may lead to the procedures and disciplinary sanctions
established in Section 6.3 of the Code. Students en-
rolled in the University of Nevada School of Medicine
are also subject to the prohibitions contained in
this subsection under the procedures and disciplinary
sanctions which may be established by the School of
Medicine as authorized by Subsection 6.1.1 of the
The reason for this change is that the organization which
accredits the University of Nevada School of Medicine re-
quires a certain degree of autonomy within the School with
respect to student discipline.
General Counsel Klasic stated for the record that copies of
these amendments had been distributed to the Chancellor,
Presidents and Faculty Senate Chairs at least 30 days in
advance of the meeting in accordance with the UNS Code.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the amendments to the UNS
Code. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
10. Approved Resolution Re: Nevada Higher Education Week
October 25-31, 1986 has been proclaimed Higher Education
Week with more than 1,000 Campuses celebrating nationally.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson presented the following resolution
for Nevada's recognition of the occasion:
WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System for more than
a century has been providing citizens with the oppor-
tunity to expand their knowledge in order to lead fuller
lives, to prepare for careers, to explore new interests,
to benefit from its research and its contributions made
through public service; and,
WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System is dedicated to
serving current and future students -- who will provide
us with new knowledge and new solutions - by providing
them with more and better undergraduate and graduate
programs, occupational/technical training and develop-
mental education taught by high-quality faculty; and,
WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System is dedicated
to providing educational opportunities and accessibility
to all, regardless of economic circumstance, age, sex or
race so all can become capable of realizing their full
WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System recognizes its
role as a partner in helping local and State economies
remain vital and in assisting the State in its efforts
to meet the social, educational, cultural and demo-
graphic needs that will challenge Nevadans in the fu-
WHEREAS, higher educational Campuses throughout the
United States will celebrate National Higher Education
Week October 25-31, 1986, on the 100th birthday of the
Statue of Liberty, to call attention to the fact that
the liberty to pursue an education is one of our most
previous freedoms, that our Community Colleges and Uni-
versities provide us with the opportunity to use this
liberty to learn;
NOW, THEREFORE, the University of Nevada System Board of
Regents does hereby proclaim October 25-31, 1986 as
Nevada Higher Education Week, and calls upon the people
of the State of Nevada to observe this week with appro-
priate ceremonies and activities.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the resolution regarding Ne-
vada Higher Education Week. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
Ms. Del Papa and Mrs. Gallagher entered the meeting at this time.
11. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held October 10, 1986, were made by Regent Foley, Chairman.
(1) Approved the audit of UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics.
The audit report was distributed at the meeting and
is filed in the Regents Office.
(2) Approved the audit of the UNLV Athletic Development
Office. The audit report was distributed at the meet-
ing and is filed in the Regents Office.
(3) Approved the audit of the UNLV Theatre Arts Department.
The audit report was distributed at the meeting and is
filed in the Regents Office.
(4) The Business Center North Payroll Department audit was
presented to the Board in June, 1986. A followup re-
port on implementation was presented by Internal Audit
Director Sandi Cardinal.
(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented an
update on the selection of independent auditors, stat-
ing that the Committee developed and sent the RFP to
all Nevada and "big eight" accounting firms. To date,
16 responses have been received. The Committee held an
informational meeting attended by 10 interested ac-
counting firms. The deadline for bids is October 17,
1986, and the Committee will review and make recom-
mendations to the Board of Regents at the December
meeting. Mrs. Cardinal stated that preference points
will be given to firms located in Nevada.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
12. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held October 9, 1986, were made by Regent
(1) Vice Chancellor Fox distributed the Planning and Pro-
gram Review as proposed by the Academic Affairs Council
and is filed in the Regents Office. He highlighted the
proposal. This proposal will be brought back to the
Academic Affairs Committee for further discussion at
the December meeting.
(2) Approved the Phase I Proposal for a BS in Medical Tech-
nology at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in
the Regents Office.
This degree will prepare graduates for positions as
clinical laboratory scientists in public and private
health facilities, as well as medical research organ-
izations. The program also will prepare graduates for
administration of hospital and private clinical de-
The program will articulate with the Medical Laboratory
Technology degree at Clark County Community College.
It is anticipated that 75-100 students will be enrolled
in the program by the 4th year. This 1st year budget
is estimated to be $62,000. In the 4th year of the
program, a Director and 3 faculty are requested, with
an estimated budget of $162,000.
Medical technology is an area of rapid expansion in the
United States due to the increasing need for trained
personnel in the health care profession. In addition,
the requirements for advancement in the field are
changing. Currently, there is evidence of student de-
mand for this program, with approximately 25-31 Fresh-
men expressing an interest annually.
(3) Approved the Proposal for a BS in Health Care Adminis-
tration at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in
the Regents Office.
Graduates of this program will be prepared for mid-
level management positions in hospitals, public and
private health facilities, medical research organiza-
tions, and other health care agencies. A broad range
of knowledge and extensive training will include fi-
nance, purchasing, maintenance, personnel, taxations,
religion, psychology, political science, sociology and
The program would provide an avenue for Community Col-
lege students from the areas of Dental Hygiene and
Respiratory Therapy to continue their education at the
baccalaureate level. Plans also are being made to
provide UNLV students in the College of Hotel Admin-
istration with the opportunity to study hospital skills
in addition to hotel skills.
1st year enrollment is projected to be 15 students, in-
creasing to 50 by the 4th year of the program. Funding
will include a request for $124,000 in the 4th year,
which will include a Director and 2 faculty members.
The area of health care is one of the most rapidly ex-
panding in the country. Administrators are in demand
in hospitals, extended-care facilities, nursing homes,
psychiatric hospitals, and other facilities. At pres-
ent, this degree is not offered within the State, and
the College of Health Sciences continues to receive
requests from students regarding the addition of a
baccalaureate program in this area.
(4) Approved the Phase I Proposal for an M. D., Ph. D. in
the School of Medicine at UNR, as contained in Ref.
AA-4, filed in the Regents Office.
This program will train students as medical scientists.
They will acquire expertise in both biomedical research
and clinical medicine, and graduates will be qualified
to conduct research, teach and provide clinical care.
The M. D. will be provided through existing medical
curriculum, and the Ph. D. will be earned through re-
search and additional course work offered by the De-
partments of Anatomy, Pharmacology or Physiology.
The program will be designed to accommodate a small
number of outstanding students from the State who will
work toward careers as physician-scientists.
There is a national need for graduates of such a pro-
gram. Currently 75% of medical schools in the United
States offer a combined M. D., Ph. D. degree. This
type of degree also would provide the University of
Nevada-Reno an advantage in recruiting highly talented
students interested in a research career in medicine.
However, the program would not be expected to grow
beyond 8 students.
Resource needs for the 4th year are estimated at
$80,000 and will provide for stipends for 8 students.
Existing facilities are adequate; however, when the
program is fully implemented there will be a need for
office and student space.
(5) Approved the Phase I Proposal for a M. S. and Ph. D. in
Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, UNR, as con-
tained in Ref. AA-5, filed in the Regents Office.
This program will be centered in the Department of
Pharmacology and will provide a quality, high-level
program which will give students an opportunity to pre-
pare for a variety of careers based on training in the
pharmacological sciences. Program emphasis will be in
autonomic pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology,
neuropharmacology and toxicology.
Students will actually enter the doctoral program, as
it will be the intent not to accept students solely as
master's degree candidates. However, the master's de-
gree will be offered as an intermediate degree route
to the Ph. D.
As faculty are presently in place, resource needs re-
quested by the 4th year will include stipends for 8
graduate students, a 1/2 time secretary and operating
expenses. Existing facilities and equipment are suf-
ficient for the program.
The proposal notes that qualified pharmacologists are
in demand in almost every part of the country by pri-
vate industry, large hospitals, Universities and gov-
ernment agencies. Consultation has taken place with
many colleagues in pharmacology departments throughout
the United States, and it is felt this program will be
competitive in quality with existing programs. The
program is designed for relatively few students. It
is anticipated there will be 2 to 3 graduates per year.
This proposal is consistent with the UNR Master Plan,
which proposes the School of Medicine establish doctor-
al programs in the basic sciences.
(6) The Subcommittee on Quality and Administration of the
UNS Task Force on Educational Telecommunications has
drafted proposed quality guidelines for UNS telecours-
es. These proposed guidelines were distributed to
Campus Presidents in May for Campus review and comment.
A discussion of these proposed guidelines was held, and
it was decided that the Board will discuss approving
these guidelines at the December or January meeting.
See Ref. AA-6, filed in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Sheerin explained that faculty members spend a
great deal of additional time on the instructional
telecommunications courses; therefore, it is necessary
to award these faculty members with an appropriate in-
Mrs. Sheerin reported that a number of questions had
arisen during the Committee meeting concerning health
care in Nevada and it was requested that a Systemwide
report be made to the Board on this issue including
programs, current and future impact, and an estimate
of costs. Details are contained in the Committee meet-
ing minutes filed in the Regents Office.
The Committee also requested more complete information
in the future program requests concerning resources for
funding, duplication of programs within the System, and
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Sparks sec-
onded. Motion carried.
13. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held October 9, 1986, were made by Regent
(1) Approved the self-supporting budget for a new Theatre
Arts account at UNLV:
Opening Account Balance $ 0
Ticket Sales Deposited into
Theatre Arts 220 Accounts 19,899
Total Source of Funds $ 19,899
Professional Salaries (FTE 1.00) $ 16,380
Fringe Benefits 3,519
Total Use of Funds $ 19,899
(2) Approved the self-supporting budget for the UNR School
of Medicine Administration Department's new account:
Opening Account Balance $395,000
Total Source of Funds $395,000
Professional Salaries (FTE .57) $ 42,814
Fringe Benefits 4,222
Classified Salaries (FTE 2.00) 39,085
Fringe Benefits 10,915
Ending Account Balance 52,964
Total Use of Funds $395,000
(3) Approved spending $16,910 of Capital Improvement Proj-
ect Funds for Phase III building construction at NNCC:
A) Electrical Transformer $ 11,200
B) Sewer Connection Fee 2,210
C) Street Light 1,500
D) Curbs and Gutters 2,000
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Gallagher second-
ed. Motion carried.
14. Report on Reorganization, TMCC
President Gwaltney presented a report on the administrative
reorganization at TMCC, as contained in Ref. F, filed with
the permanent minutes. He reported that TMCC is creating a
new position, Business/Industry Liaison, and will be shift-
ing from a 3-Dean plus a Vice President structure to a 2-
Dean structure. The Dean of Instruction will be filled by
Dr. Ron Remington with 2 Associate Deans to be appointed,
and the Dean of Institutional Services will be filled by
Mrs. Rita Gubanich with 2 Associate Deans to be appointed.
President Gwaltney introduced Dr. Ron Remington and Mrs.
Rita Gubanich, and commended them for their services to
Mrs. Sparks asked if the Associate Dean appontments would be
made internally and President Gwaltney replied in the af-
firmative, and stated this is only a reorganization of ex-
isting positions. Mr. Foley commended President Gwaltney
and stated his enthusiasm for integrating students with
business and industry during their educational experience
at TMCC. President Gwaltney informed the Board that EDAWN,
WIN and the Chamber of Commerce will have representatives
on the selection committee for the Business/Industry Liaison
Officer. President Gwaltney stated that there was a great
deal of staff input on this reorganization, and felt that
there is a positive staff morale.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the reorganization at TMCC.
Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
President Gwaltney extended his gratitude to Faculty Senate
Chair Phyllis Henderson, and stated that she has been very
helpful during this transition.
15. Report on Phase IV, TMCC
President Gwaltney presented a report on the Phase IV build-
ing project at TMCC. The bids came in $750,000 over the
authorized budgeted amount; therefore, some items have been
removed from the original plan. TMCC and the State Public
Works Board are negotiating, and TMCC is hopeful that addi-
tional funds can be found to complete Phase IV as planned.
President Maxson introduced CSUN Officers Jeff Chadwell, Senate
President; Tristan Harrington, Student Affairs Director; Alfred
Gomez, Senator; and Kirk Hendrick, President.
16. Report on Student Recruitment and Retention, UNR
President Crowley introduced the Dean of Student Services
Roberta Barnes, who presented a report on student recruit-
ment and retention at UNR.
Dean Barnes indicated that one of the missions of Student
Services is to attract students to the UNR Campus. The
students range from 16 to 78 years of age; therefore, the
mission of recruitment and retention of students is varied.
In 1979 there were 79 foreign students at UNR; today there
are 359 foreign students.
Dean Barnes introduced several staff members who each made
excellent presentations. Dr. David Hansen, New Student Pro-
grams, reported on the Enrollment Planning Group at UNR; Dr.
K. B. Rao, Advising, Counseling and Retention Programs, re-
ported on student retention; and Mr. Ed Schoenberg, Out-
reach Services, reported on student recruitment programs.
In addition, Dean Barnes introduced the remaining key staff
members - Ada Cook, Special Programs; Pete Perriera, Student
Organizations and Activities; Garry Rubinstein, Drug and
Alcohol Awareness Programs; Nancy Hagman, Student Transition
Programs; Vada Trimble, Residential Life and Housing Serv-
ices; and Martin Anderson, Assistant Director of Residential
Life and Housing Services.
Mrs. Sheerin complimented Student Services on its presenta-
tions and its creative and effective projects designed to
increase enrollment at UNR.
President Crowley informed the Board that other groups and
Departments across the Campus also have become involved with
student recruitment and retention.
Mr. Karamanos left the meeting at this time.
17. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison Com-
A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison Com-
mittee meeting, held October 10, 1986, were made by Regent
(1) A meeting of the UNS Statewide Legislative Network was
held in Las Vegas on September 9, 1986. Mrs. Gallagher
reported that each institution had appointed a lay
representative to serve on the network. The purpose
of the network is to generate community awareness and
support of UNS legislative matters. Vice Chancellor
Ron Sparks reported on the UNS 1987-89 biennial budget.
A second meeting will be held following the November
(2) New Business - Dr. Robert Daugherty, Dean of the School
of Medicine, informed the Board that the Board of Medi-
cal Examiners will introduce a bill in the Legislature
that would exempt full-time faculty of the School of
Medicine from a law requiring 3 years of residency
training to obtain a license in the State of Nevada.
In the last session of the Legislature, a statute was
passed that required 3 years of residency to obtain a
license in the State of nevada. Nevada is the first
state in the nation to require 3 years; most states
require 1 year of residency after graduation, 1 year
of internship and 1 year of training. Some states re-
quire 2 years. The School of Medicine is in the proc-
ess of searching for a Chairman of the Family Practice
Department in Las Vegas. Most applicants have had 15
to 20 years of experience, but do not fulfill the res-
idency requirement; hence, the request for the exemp-
In reply to a question posed by Mrs. Sparks, Dr.
Daugherty stated that the specialty of family prac-
tice has not been in existence long enough to produce
enough mature, experienced physicians who have com-
pleted the 3 years of residency in this area and who
could be qualified to organize and direct a family
practice department as is required in a medical school.
He further explained that family practice has only been
in existence since the early 1970's. Previously, the
physicians were referred to as general practitioners or
family physicians. These people generally have 1 year
of training out of medical school, and are now the ones
who have had enough experience in this field to organ-
ize a family practice program. However, they have not
fulfilled the 3-year residency requirement.
Dr. Daugherty explained that, in other disciplines, the
physician must be eligible to take and pass the boards.
To be eligible for the boards one must have completed a
3-year residency. This statute will not lower the
standards in terms of qualifications of the faculty.
The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners has the final
say in licensing a physician.
Mrs. Gallagher commended Dr. Daugherty in approaching
the Legislative Liaison Committee on this issue. Al-
though the System will not propose this legislation,
it is very important that the Board be informed con-
cerning all legislation that will ultimately affect
Other bills affecting the School of Medicine that may
be introduced include creating trauma centers and peri-
natal centers, and an increase in the number of Medi-
caid patients served up to 10,000, including a $200,000
budget to manage the program at the School of Medicine.
Mr. Klaich requested a Systemwide report by the insti-
tutions on health care programs and how it affects
their missions now and in the future. The report also
will address how UNS programs are addressing the health
care needs of the State.
Mr. Plimpton, ASUN President, informed the Board that the
students of each institution attended a State Presidents'
Conference. At this conference 17 Senators and 16 at-large
Representatives discussed raising funds for lobbying at the
State Legislature. Mrs. Gallagher requested that a budget
presentation be made to the students along with a full ex-
planation of the coordinated lobbying approach, which in-
cludes students, that is necessary for a successful legisla-
18. Approved Acceptance of Gift, CCCC
Approved acceptance of a sculpture entitle "The Book", meas-
uring approximately 18' x 19' x 2', elevated 10' above the
ground and valued at $50,000 from C. R. E. A. T. E., Inc.,
a non-profit Nevada Corporation.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to accept the gift of a sculp-
ture entitled "The Book" at CCCC. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
19. Approved Handbook Change, Resident Physicians and Post-
Doctoral Fellows, Student Employment and Standards for
Defining the Professional Staff, UNR
These 3 items are a package. These changes are necessary
in order to implement a General Counsel's opinion that resi-
dent physicians and post-doctoral fellows are student-em-
ployees of the UNS.
A. Title 4, Chapter 7, Resident Physicians and Post-Doctor-
al Fellows, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents
Office. General Counsel Klasic made the following
changes to Section 5, Paragraphs 6 and 7:
6. In accordance with the post-doctoral salary policy,
the salaries will be negotiated between the Post-
Doctoral Fellow and the faculty sponsor from whom
the individual receives advanced training.
7. Appointments shall be recommended through appropri-
ate administrative channels. The Office of Person-
nel Services will be responsible for monitoring all
appointments in compliance with the policy estab-
lished for Post-Doctoral Fellows.
B. Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 16, Student Employment, as
contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office.
C. Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 2, Standards for Defining
the Professional Staff, as contained in Ref. D, filed
in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook changes re-
garding Resident Physicians and Post-Doctoral Fellows, Stu-
dent Employment and Standards for Defining the Professional
Staff at UNR. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
20. Approved the Sale of Note and Deed of Trust, UNR
Approved a sale of the note and deed of trust on the Lucky
Plaza Shopping Center, formerly known as the Lake Mead Shop-
The U. S. Management Group, owned by Mr. Greg Navone and Mr.
Al Goldhagen, has offered the sum of $500,000, contingent
upon the ability of the U. S. Management Group to obtain a
loan on the property that would allow them to purchase the
note and deed of trust.
The note and deed of trust originally executed for the sum
of $650,000, and still carrying a face value of $650,000,
were given by Mr. Claude I. Howard to the School of Medi-
cine. Mr. Howard also gave the land upon which the Shopping
Center is located to the School of Medicine. The land is
now leased to the U. S. Management Group for the sum of
$1500 per month. The land is not a part of this request
and will be retained by the University.
Mr. Claude I. Howard recommends the sale of the note and
deed of trust for the sum of $500,000 so that the existing
University loan of approximately $200,000 secured by the
property can be paid off and the balance of the $500,000
placed in the Medical School building account for future
construction as needed. The existing loan of approximately
$200,000 was made by FIB to the School of Medicine to permit
it to complete the construction on the Family Medicine Clin-
ical building on the Medical School Campus.
General Counsel Klasic recommended approval with review of
documents prior to finalization.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the sale of note and deed
of trust at UNR with the understanding that General Counsel
will review the final documents. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.
21. Emergency Item: Request Medical Leave with Pay, UNR
President Crowley requested approval to consider an emer-
gency item on the agenda to grant 1-year medical leave with
pay to a faculty member.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept an emergency item concerning
medical leave with pay at UNR. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Mo-
President Crowley informed the Board that David Barber,
College of Agriculture faculty member, has a serious medi-
cal problem and the College has requested medical leave with
pay be granted for 1 year beginning at noon on September 4,
1986 and ending at noon on September 4, 1987.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of medical leave with pay for
David Barber at UNR. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion car-
President Maxson introduced Mike Muir, CSUN Vice President, and
Richard Knapp, State Public Works Board.
22. Report on Engineering Building, UNLV
President Maxson reported on the Engineering Building Proj-
ect at UNLV, stating that the bids came in over the $10.8
million construction budget which had been authorized for
the project. The project, with modifications, will be put
to bid again with the hope that construction will begin in
January and the building will be occupied by August, 1988.
Approximately $330,000 can be saved if a power plant located
in the area is not moved until a later phase of the project
is under way. An anonymous gift will be directed to the
construction of the Engineering building. President Maxson
stated that it will be necessary to cut back on some fur-
nishings, which can be purchased in the future, but the
quality of the educational programs won't be jeopardized.
23. Tabled Proposal for Reduced Appointment for Tenured Faculty
The Board tabled a proposed policy until the December meet-
ing which would provide appointment for tenured faculty
within UNS from 1.0 FTE to not less than .50 FTE, but still
The Board requested a written report stating the pros and
cons on the issue, with a comparison between the current
policy and the proposed policy, and information indicating
how the part-time faculty would receive merit pay and be
evaluated by the President of the institution.
Mr. Foley moved to table the discussion on reduced appoint-
ment for tenured faculty. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
24. New Business
A. Ms. Del Papa requested that the Chancellors Office
create a milestone chart and issue a monthly master
calendar of all System events.
B. Mrs. Sheerin informed the Board that the Associate of
Community College Trustees (ACCT) will meet October 15-
19, 1986 in San Diego, California. She announced that
she has placed her name on the ACCT ballot for Secre-
tary/Treasurer. If elected, ACCT will cover all addi-
C. Chairman Klaich has received many positive reports on
D. President Crowley announced that dedication of a Space
Explorer's Monument at the Planetarium will be held in
November. 7 trees will be planted in memory of the
Challenger Space Shuttle crew.
The meeting adjourned at 2:20 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board