10/11/1990

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 11-12, 1990








10-11-1990

Pages 47-70



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

October 11-12, 1990



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Berg Hall, North-

ern Nevada Community College, Elko.



Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Tony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Alan Balboni (CCCC),

Richard Brown (UNR), Don Carlson (WNCC), Diane Dietrich (Unit),

Isabelle Emerson (UNLV), Paul Funkhouser (TMCC), Steve Mizell

(DRI), Michael Mc Farlane (NNCC) and Student Association Of-

ficers.



Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:40

A.M., Thursday, October 11, 1990.



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 30, 31, 1990.



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

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



(3) Approved the following appointment to the WNCC Advisory

Board:



Mr. Francisco Paredes, Carson City



(4) Approved the following appointment to the UNR School

of Medicine Advisory Board:



Mr. Brian Cram, Las Vegas



(5) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and State Department of

Human Resources (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: For one year period upon signature and

approval by the parties

Amount : $56,128.80 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide supervision and coordin-

ation of services to mentally retarded

clients of the Division of Mental Hy-

giene and Mental Retardation.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and State Department of

Human Resources and Cost Review (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective: August 14-16, 1990

Amount : $5,500.00 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide three one-day seminars

for training members of the State

Health Coordinating Council.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Department of Con-

servation and Natural Resources (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective: June 14, 1990 to September 30, 1991

Amount : $7,000.00 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to undertake a water pollution

survey for the Division of Environ-

ment Protection.



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and State Housing Divi-

sion (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991

Amount : $8,000.00 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to conduct an analysis of the

quarterly housing market conditions

in Nevada.



E. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and First Interstate

Bank of Nevada (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: Year-to-year lease effective within

30 days after signature by the parties

Amount : $1.00 per year to UNLV

Purpose : To lease space to First Interestate

Bank for the purpose of installing an

automated teller machine.



F. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Nuclear

Projects/Nuclear Waste Project Office (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective: October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991

Amount : $25,000.00 to UNLV

Purpose : To evaluate the technical suitability

of the projected Nevada site for the

high level radioactive waste reposi-

tory.



G. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Nuclear

Projects/Nuclear Waste Project Office (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective: October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991

Amount : $175,000.00 to UNLV

Purpose : To evaluate the technical suitability

of the projected Nevada site for the

high level radioactive waste reposi-

tory.



H. UNS Board of Regents/DRI and Sierra Pacific Power

Company (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: Effective upon signature by the Chan-

cellor and approval by the Board of

Regents and the Governor.

Amount : $1.00 to DRI

Purpose : To provide an easement to Sierra

Pacific Power Company for electrical

service to the Great Basin Environment

Research Laboratory Facility.



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

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



Chancellor Dawson introduced newly elected Unit Senate

Chairman Diane Dietrich.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Gallagher thanked President Remington and the

Northern Nevada Community College faculty and staff for

hosting the meeting. She complimented NNCC for the appear-

ance of the grounds and thanked Dr. Remington for the cor-

sages provided to each of the female Regents.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that the UNS budget, adopted at

the August meeting, has been submitted to the State Budget

Office. He and Vice Chancellor Sparks were scheduled to

meet with the staff of that Office in early November to

explain the budget parameters.



5. Approved Dental Practice Plan and Physical Therapy Practice

Plan, CCCC



President Meacham discussed the proposals for a Dental

Practice Plan and a Physical Therapy Plan at CCCC (see

Ref. B filed with the permanent minutes). He reminded the

Regents that at the last meeting the proposals were forward-

ed to the office of the Chancellor for review.



Chancellor Dawson and Vice Chancellor Fox recommended the

plan include the following:



(1) Fees and other revenues generated through patient care

services and the associated expenditures of the income

should be budgeted and accounted for in one central

account of CCCC.



(2) The amount of income a participant can earn from pat-

ient care services should be limited to a stated per-

centage of the particpant's salary.



(3) The plan should address the individual employee con-

tracts whereas the plan participants accept the princi-

ples contained in the plan and that all income received

as a participant of the plan shall be subject to the

plan rules.



(4) The plan needs to be more specific as to the amount or

percentage of fees (revenues) to be distributed to CCCC

and the purposes for which the fees (revenues) are to

be used other than for payment of "services rendered

by CCCC".



(5) The issue of malpractice insurance should be addressed

in the plan.



(6) The plan should make provisions to ensure State funding

will not be used for the purpose of the plan.



President Meacham introduced Vice President Herbert Peebles,

CCCC, who desribed the proposed programs. He explained that

the Dental Practice Plan will allow CCCC to offer full den-

tal services to enhance the training of dential hygiene stu-

dents, allow for faculty to participate beyond the existing

course work, and provide a community service.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of both the Dental Practice Plan

and Physical Therapy Practice Plan at CCCC, as recommended

by Chancellor Dawson and Vice Chancellor Fox. Mrs. Berkley

seconded.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Dr. Eardley asked if Dental Practice Plans of the nature

being proposed by CCCC exist at other two-year Institutions

nationally. Dr. Peebles reported that in researching the

plan he was unable to find a similar program at a two-year

Institution, but that similar programs are common in con-

junction with Medical Schools.



Dr. Eardley asked if the present practice of placing stu-

dents in private dental offices was not sufficient exper-

ience, and would the operation of a Dental Clinic of this

nature be harmful to the business of local dentists. Dr.

Peebles said that the Clinic setting allows dental hygiene

students to observe the end result of the work they have

performed. He also reported that the number of patients

served by the Center would be relatively small and would

not greatly affect private practices. He reported that

the proposed plan has the support of the Nevada Dental

Association.



Dr. Peebles agreed that, though the proposed plan is not

typical for two-year Institutions, the opportunity is unique

and will enhance the educational opportunities provided to

the students. He said that the plan has the added advan-

tage of helping to defray the cost of running the Health

Care Facility.



Mrs. Sparks reported that discussions with faculty involved

in the selection of the plans has convinced her of the value

of the plans to CCCC students. She said the programs could

very well provide a guideline for other two-year schools.



Mr. Klaich requested that a follow-up progress report on

the plans be presented to the Board within a year.



Motion carried.



6. Approved Plans for Technical Arts Building, NNCC



President Remington introduced architects Ralph Casazza and

Fred Graham from the firm of Casazza Peetz and Hancock who

presented the plans for the Technical Arts building at NNCC.



Mr. Casazza reported that the plans for the building are

complete and ready for the Public Works Board review. He

said that the final plans will be approved in the early

part of January, 1991 and the 22,753 sq. ft. building is

anticipated to be ready for occupancy in the Fall of 1992.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the plans for the Technical

Arts building on the Northern Nevada Community College

Campus. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. William Berg, past President of NNCC, entered the meeting and

was welcomed by Chairman Gallagher.



7. Approved Phase I and II College Community Center, NNCC



President Remington introduced Mr. J. D. Long who presented

a slide presentation depicting Phase I and II of the College

Community Center and the NNCC Physical Master Plan. Mr.

Long reported that the Master Plan for NNCC Buildings, 1990-

2000, is based on the NNCC Academic Master Plan developed by

Valerie Easterly.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of Phase I and II of the College

Community Center and Physical Master Plan, NNCC. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting was recessed at 11:20 A.M. for the NNCC ground

breaking ceremony and lunch.



8. Ground Breaking for Phase I of College Community Center,

NNCC



President Remington introduced members of the NNCC Founda-

tion and Community. He explained that the funding for the

construction of the planned College Community Center was

provided totally through community fund raising efforts

spearheaded by Jeanne Blach. He thanked the individuals

who dedicated much time and effort to the project, and em-

phasized the importance of the planned center to the com-

munity.



The open meeting reconvened at 1:20 P.M., Thursday, October 11,

1990, with all Regents present.



9. Report on Agricultural Experiment/Cooperative Extension



Chairman Gallagher explained that she had invited Dr.

Bernard Jones, Dean of the College of Agriculture, UNR,

Director of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station,

and Director of Cooperative Extension to the meeting be-

cause of a perceived lack of understanding or confusion

about the Agricultural Extension programs.



Dr. Jones distributed literature and gave a brief history

of the Agricultural Experiment Station explaining that in

1887, following the passage of the Hatch Act, the Experi-

ment Station was designed as a partnership between the Fed-

eral government and the land-grant University. He said

that UNS currently enjoys research centers statewide. He

explained that in 1982 there were seven centers conducting

crop research. Today those centers have been consolidated

and now also offer research in water resources, livestock,

range and human development.



Dr. Jones reported that the Agricultural Experiment Station

operates independently from the College of Agriculture, how-

ever he directs both organizations to maintain the teaching/

research tie. He said the two organizations also work

closely with DRI and the Universities in joint research

projects. The Experiment Station budget includes $5 mil-

lion in State appropriated funds, approximately $12 million

in non-State funds, and approximately $2 million in on-

appropriated research funds.



Chairman Gallagher thanked Dr. Jones for his presentation

and reminded the Regents that a workshop specifically de-

voted to the Cooperative Extension Service would be held at

the November 29-30, 1990 meeting.



The open meeting recessed at 2:45 P.M., October 11, 1990 to move

to the UNS Foundation meetings (minutes of the Foundation meet-

ings are filed in the Regents' Office).



10. Reapportionment



Chancellor Dawson reported that he had met with the Legis-

lative Committee on Reapportionment on September 6, 1990.

He discussed the three options prepared by Consultant, Dr.

Eleanor Bushnell, on reapportionment of Regent districts.

The Nevada State Legislative Committee on Reapportionment

has agreed to consider Board of Regents' suggestions prior

to finalizing the State plan for reapportionment. The op-

tions are 1) to retain a 9-member Board, 2) an 11-member

Board, or 3) a 13-member Board, which would respond to pro-

jected future growth of Nevada.



He distributed copies of the estimated population distri-

butions by county depicting the number of Regent seats by

county for each of the three options, (identified as Ref. E

filed with the permanent minutes). He explained that, ac-

cording to the population estimates, the following would be

the distribution of Regents:



Nine Member Board

Clark County = 5.6

Washoe County = 1.9

Rural Counties = 1.5



Eleven Member Board

Clark County = 6.8

Washoe County = 2.3

Rural Counties = 1.9



Thirteen Member Board

Clark County = 8.0

Washoe County = 2.7

Rural Counties = 2.3



Chancellor Dawson recommended to the Regents that they con-

sider moving to an eleven member Board.



Mr. Foley expressed concern about boundaries, and asked to

have the maps completed by consultants Eleanor Bushnell and

Tim Haller. He said that he would like to examine maps

that show definite boundaries before making a decision.



Chancellor Dawson cautioned that the maps done by the con-

sultants were based on estimates only and not on actual

census figures. He said that the results of the census

were not yet official and any boundaries that were drawn

at this point would be merely estimates and not definite.



Mrs. Berkley agreed that maps with unofficial boundaries

would be helpful to examine before making a decision on

the number of Board members to recommend to the Legislative

Committee. Mr. Klaich asked that this item be postponed un-

til the next meeting to allow the Chancellor to obtain maps

depicting boundaries which would protect incumbents but are

based upon population estimates.



11. Approval of 1991 Athletics Symposium



Regent Hammargren requested approval of $10,000 from the

Regents' Special Projects Fund for an Athletics Symposium

to be held in 1991. He explained that the funds would be

used to begin publicity and planning. He said that he

felt the effort must be well publicized and the requested

funds would be spent to do a brochure and large mailout.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of $10,000 in Regents' Spe-

cial Projects funds for advance promotion of the 1991 UNS

Athletics Symposium and to prepare a brochure of informa-

tion from the past two symposia. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Mrs. Sparks asked the Presidents if the planning and exe-

cution of the Athletic Symposia have been time consuming

for their staffs. President Crowley answered that the

effort is an intense commitment of the time, however, be-

cause they have been held during the Summer months which

is a slower season for most Departments, it was manageable.



Mrs. Whitley asked Dr. Hammargren if he envisioned the ef-

fort for the 1991 symposium to target a larger national

audience. Dr. Hammargren affirmed that he felt it time to

broaden the audience and this could only be accomplished

through a well organized publicity campaign. He said also

that a registration fee could be collected for the sympos-

ium to help defray costs.



Mr. Klaich suggested that, because the Athletic Symposia

were now in their third year, this project is disqualified

for use of Regents Special Funds. He stated that if the

symposia were to be a perpetual event, it does not qualify

for Regents' Special Project funds. Mrs. Sparks agreed

with Mr. Klaich and pointed out that the Regents should not

commit the two Campuses to a costly and time consuming proj-

ect that they may not feel beneficial to their Campusus.



President Maxson said that both he and President Crowley

feel the conference has been beneficial to the Campuses.

He pointed out that if the issue is to improve the UNS ath-

letic image and work to improve UNS, that $20,000 is suf-

ficient to do the job; however, if the issue is to sponsor

a national conference, this amount is only a portion of

what is needed.



General Counsel Klasic informed the group that he had at-

tended an Athletic Conference at De Paul University where

NCAA rules were examined. He said this is the second year

of the conference and it was very well attended but wanted

the Regents to be aware that such a conference is already

being held annually.



Dr. Eardley pointed out that the two University Continuing

Education Departments are in the business of setting up

seminars and conferences and asked the Presidents if it

would be feasible to have those Departments analyze the

Athletic Symposium.



President Crowley suggested that a summary of the costs for

the past two symposia and projections for expanding the next

symposium to include a larger national audience could be

accomplished by the Continuing Education Departments.



President Maxson agreed with the concern expressed by the

Regents of use of Regents' Special Projects Funds. He

suggested that it is time for the two Universities to com-

mit $10,000 each for the effort. He explained that the

project does have the support of both University Athletic

Departments and, if those Departments feel it beneficial

to continue offering the symposium, the Campus Continuing

Education people will examine the costs.



Dr. Hammargren withdrew the motion. Mrs. Berkley agreed.



Dr. Eardley moved that the Athletic Departments at UNR and

UNLV analyze the past Athletic Symposia and determine if

such a conference is desired, and if determined to be bene-

ficial to the Campuses, the cost of the symposium will be

covered by UNR and UNLV.



12. Approved Name Change for Clark County Community College



President Meacham requests approval to change the name of

the College from Clark County Community College to Community

College of Southern Nevada. He explained that the proposed

change is a recommendation from the College Marketing Com-

mittee and has the approval of the students, staff, faculty,

Administration, the Foundation and the Advisory Committee.

Meacham stated that he feels the name change will allow an

opportunity to retell the Community College story to South-

ern Nevada. He said that today the College consists of 3

Campuses and serves 24 communities in the 4 Southern Nevada

counties of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln and Nye. Outside the

Las Vegas Valley there are 16 outreach centers as well as

outreach program services in 3 major State correctional

facilities and one Federal prison.



President Meacham said that the anticipated timetable for

the official date of the name change is July 1, 1991, which

coincides with the 20th anniversary of the College.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the name change for CCCC to

Community College of Southern Nevada. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Mr. Klaich congratulated President Meacham and all involved

in the name change decision. He said the new name is very

dignified and will be a positive move for the College.



Motion carried.



13. Approval of Handbook Change, Parking, UNLV



President Maxson discussed proposed Handbook changes to

Title 4, Chapter 13.B, Sections 1.4, 2.14, and 4.4, Parking

and Traffic Regulations (identified as Ref. C, filed with

the permanent minutes).



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change for park-

ing at UNLV. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approval of Stadium Expansion, UNR



President Crowley discussed the proposed project to expand

the seating at Mackay Stadium, UNR, and explained that ap-

proval of the project must also be sought from the State

Public Works Board and Interim Finance. The project will

increase seating capacity of the Mackay Stadium from 20,000

to 30,000 seats. He said that approximately 6,000 seats

will be added to the east seating and the 2,000 seats in

the south end zone will be removed and replaced with 6,000

new seats. He reported that necessary auxiliary facilities,

such as walks, stairs, ramps, access, rest rooms and Press

area remodeling, will be added as required. The project

will cost approximately $2,000,000 in non-State funds and

be completed for the 1991 season. He added that UNR has

been issued a $1 million challenge and will begin a drive

to raise the funds.



President Crowley reported that conference affiliation is

being set by NCAA for a number of Colleges. He added that

although UNR is not yet ready, one of the requirements for

the 1A affiliation is a 30,000 seat stadium.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the UNR Stadium Expansion

project. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Out-of-State Tuition Waiver, UNLV



President Maxson presented a request for waiver of out-of-

state tuition for minority students from Fort Valley State

College in Georgia who participate in a 3+2 Math and Engi-

neering program at UNLV. He explained that the program is

being funded by a $618,000 Federal grant.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of an out-of-state tuition

waiver for minority students participating in the 3+2 Math

and Engineering program at UNLV through Fort Valley State

College, Georgia. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



In answer to a question, President Maxson assured the Board

that the $618,000 grant does cover the entire program costs,

includes out-of-state tuition for approximately 5 students,

and has had very positive results.



President Meacham commended UNLV for its participation in

the program and praised it as a truly affirmative action

step. He offered the assistance of CCSN in the program.



Motion carried.



16. Approved Sale of Property, UNR



President Crowley discussed the proposal for sale of prop-

erty in Amargosa Valley. He explained that at the Febru-

ary 22-23, 1990 meeting, the Board approved the sale of

property in Amargosa Valley near Pahrump, Nevada. That

sale did not go through. The University of Nevada, Reno

has received another offer to sell the property for $50,000

with a $6,000 down payment, and the balance to be paid over

a period of 10 years at 10% interest per annum, beginning

in one year.



He explained that an appraisal has set the value at $51,000.

A fee of 10% will be paid to Bob Nelson Real Estate. There

are no restrictions on the use of the proceeds by UNR.



President Crowley stated he had met with ASUN President

Jason Geddes to discuss distribution of funds and how it

will benefit students.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the sale of the Amargosa Valley

property. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held October 11, 1990, were made by Regent June Whitley,

Chairman.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Exercise Physiology Laboratory,

July 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. The audit re-

port is filed in the Regents' Office.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Client Services Center, July 1,

1989 through March 31, 1990. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Environmental Research Center, July

1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Center for Economic Education, July

1, 1989 through May 31, 1990. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Personnel Department, July 1, 1989

through June 30, 1989. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Professional Grants-in-Aid, Spring,

1990. The audit report is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Reading Center and Clinic, July 1,

1989 through April 30, 1990. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(8) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Hospitality Research and Develop-

ment Center, July 1, 1989 through May 31, 1990. The

audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(9) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Nevada Small Business Development

Center, July 1, 1989 through May 31, 1990. The audit

report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(10) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Center for Management Programs,

July 1, 1989 through May 31, 1990. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(11) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Graduate Student Association, July

1, 1989 through June 30, 1990. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(12) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Bureau of Business and Economic Re-

search, July 1, 1987 through April 30, 1989. The

audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(13) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Personnel Services, July 1, 1988

through December 31, 1989. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(14) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the BCN Coin Operated Machines, July 1, 1989

through March 31, 1990. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



(15) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the BCN Personnel Services, July 1, 1989

through December 31, 1989. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(16) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNS Institution Investment Income Alloca-

tion. The audit report is filed in the Regents'

Office.



(17) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNS Computing Services Personnel Depart-

ment, July 1, 1988 through May 30, 1990. The audit

report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(18) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNS Chancellor's Office Personnel De-

partment, July 1, 1988 through March 31, 1990. The

audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(19) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV and CCCC Vending and Amusement

Machines, July 1, 1989 through February 28, 1990.

The audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(20) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCCC Associated Students, July 1, 1989

through April 30, 1990. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(21) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Learning Resources Center, July 1,

1988 through June 30, 1989. The audit report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(22) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Personnel Office July 1, 1988

through June 30, 1989. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



(23) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Printing Services, July 1, 1988

through June 30, 1989. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



(24) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the TMCC Personnel Department, July 1, 1988

through December 31, 1989. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(25) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report on the UNR Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Office.



(26) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report on the UNR Instructional Media Serv-

ices audit. The follow-up report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



(27) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report on the UNR Sierra Nevada Job Corps

Center audit. The follow-up report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



(28) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report on the UNLV Graduate Student Asso-

ciation audit. The follow-up report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



(29) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report on the CCCC Learning Resouces Center

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

Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



Dr. Eardley commended the Internal Audit Department for its

outstanding job in keeping the Regents informed. Mrs.

Sparks added that many people do not realize the amount of

work involved in each audit. She said the auditors are

placed in a negative position each time they enter a De-

partment to begin an audit but are able to turn this around

to make the audit positive for the Department. President

Meachm concurred with Mrs. Sparks and said her view of the

Internal Audit Department is shared by the Campuses.



18. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee meeting held October 11, 1990 was made by Regent

Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.



(1) President Crowley presented the following Handbook

additions and changes related to academic procedures

and policies at UNR. A review of existing policies

related to grades and examinations, special admission

and admission to Freshman-on-probation status has re-

sulted in recommendations to update and streamline

certain practices.



A. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 6, Special Admission

(Ref. AA-1a, on file with the permanent minutes).



B. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 5, Admission to Fresh-

man-on-Probation Status (Ref. AA-1b, on file with

the permanent minutes).



C. Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 18, Grades and Exam-

inations (Ref. AA-1c, on file with the permanent

minutes).



(2) President Maxson presented the B. A. in Musical

Theatre at UNLV (Ref. AA-2, filed with the permanent

minutes). He explained that this degree will offer

an integrated performance-oriented program for ex-

ceptionally talented students in the related areas of

Music, Theatre and Dance.



Inasmuch as there were questions concerning these two

items, President Crowley suggested the item be held

until the next day when Melisa Choroszy, UNR Regis-

trar would be in attendance.



(3) Vice Chancellor Fox discussed the proposal to the

National Aeronautics and Space Administration for

the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Pro-

gram being submitted by the University of Nevada

System by the end of October.



Mrs. Sparks asked President Taranik to have a copy of

the final proposal mailed to each of the Regents,

Presidents and Faculty Senate Chairmen.



(Academic Affairs Committee discussion continued later.)



19. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



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

Chairman or representative reported on the outstanding

faculty achievements from their respective Institutions.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Faculty Senate Chairman

Isabelle Emerson announced the following outstanding faculty

at UNLV:



Dr. Steve Rowland, Associate Professor in Geoscience,

has been awarded a Fulbright Lectureship for the aca-

demic year 1990-91 to work at the Institute of Geology

and Geophysics in Novosibirsk, Siberia. During this

year Rowland will be working on Cambrian Reef studies

with Soviet colleagues with whom he has been corres-

ponding and working for several years. He will also

be translating 18th century Russian writings on Geology

in which are detailed Geologic studies that predate

similar work by the French and English so-called

"Fathers of Modern Geology". These treatises, never

before translated from Russian, are of great signifi-

cance for the history of Geology. In addition, Rowland,

who frequently team-teaches a UNLV Environment Science

course, will be studying Siberian resources and environ-

mental problems. He plans also to sit in on Geology

courses at the University of Novosibirsk to observe

Soviet teaching methods.



University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Chairman Richard

Brown announced the following outstanding faculty at UNR:



Dr. William R. Eadington, Professor of Economics, is an

economist and gaming analyst who last year led the ef-

fort for the creation of the Institute for the Study of

Gambling and Commercial Gaming at UNR.



Dr. Richard D. Burkhart, Professor in the Chemistry

Department, has been instrumental in the rise of the

UNR Chemistry Department to national prominance through

his research in the fields of free radical chemistry,

photophysics and polymers.



Dr. Rodney E. Harrington, Professor, Biochemistry, is

one of the founders of the UNR Cell and Molecular Bi-

ology Graduate program and is a nationally recognized

geneticist.



Western Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Don Carlson announced the following outstanding faculty:



Steve Pellegrini, Yerington Center Coordinator, has

earned the prestigious 1990 Nevada Educator Award. A

Yerington High School Science teacher, Pellegrini is

one of six teachers statewide to be presented with

the award. It is presented annually by the Family

Foundation of Los Angeles. As a recipient, Pellegrini

will receive a $25,000 cash award. He was recognized

for his "outstanding contributions to the education of

children in this State ... exemplary leadership abili-

ties, professional growth, achievements and commitment

to excellence in education".



Truckee Meadows Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Paul Funkhouser announced the following outstanding faculty:



Bridgett Boulton, English Instructor, has earned the

highest respect from her colleagues on the faculty, as

well as her students. She is frequently described as

a teacher who is "tough but fair". She maintains the

highest standards in her classroom, and provides a

challenging and stimulating atmosphere for her stu-

dents. Bridgett has an infant and a toddler and is

a very busy mother and wife, however, she has put her

efforts into developing and offering new courses in

the English Department that give students an opportunity

to broaden their understanding of English literature,

and perhaps to broaden their world view. She is an

excellent role model, not only for her students, but

for faculty members.



Desert Research Institute - Faculty Senate Chairman Steve

Mizell announced the following outstanding faculty:



Dr. Stephen Wheatcraft, Associate Research Professor,

Water Resources Center, has been on the Research Fac-

ulty at DRI since 1978. During this time, Steve has

contributed significantly to the Hydrology/Hydrogeology

progrm at UNR and has authored numerous research arti-

cles and reports. Recently, Dr. Wheatcraft was named

the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the Associa-

tion of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers. As the

Darcy Lecturer, Steve will visit more than 20 Univer-

sities in the U. S. and Canada over the next year to

discuss his research on new methods of describing the

movement of contaminants along complex hydrogeologic

pathways. He will culminate the lecture series with

the keynote address at the Association's national meet-

ing in Washington, D. C., in October 1991.



20. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments from their respective Institutions.



University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Jason Geddes

announced the following outstanding student:



Randy Gener, Business Major, is the Programming Chair

of the ASUN Minority Student Affairs Committee. He

was responsible for organizing the first ever Multi-

cultural Awareness Week, featuring an Art show, games

from around the world, a wheelchair obstacle race,

lectures from the Russian and Chinese consulates, a

Japanese rock band, and Multicultural Awareness Day

featuring food, dance and costumes from around the

globe. Randy was responsible for putting together

the schedule organizing the events and getting the

information out to the Campus and community.



Western Nevada Community College - On behalf of the WNCC

Student Association, President Tony Calabro announced the

following outstanding student:



Ms. Janette Morgan, student in the RN program, has had

outstanding academic achievement and has volunteered

for two years to be the student representative to

Faculty and Curriculum meetings. She has helped de-

velop a support group betwen first and second year

students, and voluntarily tutors other students who

need help.



The open meeting recessed at 4:30 P.M. and reconvened in a

Regents' Workshop Session 8:00 A.M. Friday, October 12, 1990,

with all Regents present.



21. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in a workshop session in Rooms 7, 8 and 9,

Berg Hall, Northern Nevada Community College, Elko.



The UNS Articulation Board Chairman Warren Fox introduced

members of the Board: Melisa Choroszy, UNR, Stan Aiazzi,

NNCC, Janice Reid, CCCC, and Jeff Halverson, UNLV. Dr.

Fox reported that the Articulation Board has undertaken

a comprehensive study and review of systemwide policies

and procedures in the area of transfer and articulation

between UNS Community Colleges and Universities. He ex-

plained that the report entitled, "Strengthening Student

Transfer and Articulation within the University of Nevada

System", identifies issues and proposes recommendations

directed at enhancing the articulation process.



Dr. Fox briefly reviewed the contents of the report. He

explained that not all Community College courses are de-

signed to transfer, and that some are designed to meet

different objectives. Sec. II, A Profile of Students, de-

fined a transfer student as taking 7 or more credits at

another UNS Institution. In 1989 approximately 25% of all

students at UNR, and approximately 18% of all students at

UNLV, were transfer students from Nevada Campuses; trans-

fer students took nearly the same courses as native stu-

dents; and the overall G. P. A. of transfer students was

slightly higher at graduation.



Dr. Fox pointed out that 11 major issues and recommenda-

tions are presented in the report. Members of the Articu-

lation Board presented several of the issues felt to be

most critical:



Stan Aiazzi discussed Issue 2: Easing the Transfer Proc-

ess. He explained that continual changes in programs

and fields of concentration at the Universities make it

imperative that students are provided with up-to-date in-

formation. Janice Reid pointed out that it's not only

important to know if a course transfers, but also how it

transfers.



Mr. Klaich suggested that the prevalent attitude is that

it is the responsibility of the Community Colleges to dis-

cover what is happening at the Universities and tailor the

student's courses to transfer. But, he pointed out that

UNS is a system and as such are charged by the taxpayers

to transfer courses; therefore, course transfer must be a

two-way process.



Dr. Eardley pointed out that an attitude has existed among

some faculty that the Community College faculty are not as

competent as their University counterparts, and in many

cases the University faculty wouldn't even share syllabi.

Melisa Choroszy said this attitude is not commonplace, but

agreed that sharing of course requirements and content

would help in aligning course curricula.



Mr. Aiazzi pointed out that articulation discussions are

on-going and many things get "hammered out" so progress is

being made. Chairman Gallagher said that ten years ago

there was an attitude problem, but that it is not prevalent

now. She commended the Articulation Board for the vast

strides it has made.



Jeff Halvorsen discussed Issue 3: Capstone Programs. The

Articulation Board is examining transfer of vocational pro-

grams and courses. He pointed out that in some areas stu-

dents need a vocational class in order to complete a bacca-

laureate degree. It is the intent of the Board to examine

possible baccalaureate degrees in technical programs.



Janice Reid discussed Issue 7: Identification of Common

Introductory-Level Courses. She explained that the major

project of the Articulation Board is to identify courses

with common content Campus by Campus. She said that pro-

gress is being made in this area but problems do exist

with common course titles and numbers. The Articulation

Board determined that if five or six areas for success were

identified, where there were some similarities, progress

could be made toward identifying courses with common course

objectives. This is being accomplished by taking one dis-

cipline at a time and forming a committee of individuals

from each Campus in that particular discipline to examine

objectives course by course. She explained that individ-

uals in the Mathematics discipline have held meetings dur-

ing the past six months and are getting very close to agree-

ment on course titles and numbers. She said the next group

to meet will be the History faculty.



Melisa Choroszy pointed out that the Student Information

System with an integrated data base will increase services

to students. Stan Aiazzi stressed the importance of the

Student Information System, stating that once the system

is running, the Chancellor's Office will have direct access

to data and Regents will get better information more quick-

ly.



Dr. Choroszy discussed Issue 11: Communication among Stu-

dents, Faculty and Administrators. She pointed out that

this issue has more recommendations listed than other is-

sues. The Articulation Board feels very strongly that in-

formation should be accurate, clearly identified and widely

disseminated to individuals who work with the students in

academic planning. She stated that the goal of the entire

system is to have articulate, well educated students and

that accurate information and good communication will im-

prove the articulation process to accomplish this goal.

The Articulation Board will continue to look at different

models of articulation and select the best methods for

UNS students.



Dr. Calabro pointed out that, in talking to individuals

from other States, Nevada is envied because of the great

strides which have been made in articulation.



Mr. Klaich congratulated the Articulation Board members

for their positive attitude and dedication to articulation

in the system.



It was requested that the Articulation Board report annual-

ly to the Regents of the progress being made in the articu-

lation process. Vice Chancellor Fox pointed out that Sunny

Minedew deserves much credit for the production of the re-

port.



Vice President John Scally, TMCC, addressed the Board. He

pointed out that the term "Vocational Education" is no long-

er used in the catalogs, rather "Occupational" or "Technical

Education" is used. He argued that if a Community College

awards an associate degree the credits should transfer in

total to a University program. He also stressed the need

to transfer technical programs from Community Colleges to

Universities.



22. Accepted the UNS Articulation Report



Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report and recommendations

for "Strengthening Student Transfer and Articulation within

the University of Nevada System", Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Mike Mc Farlane praised the strides made in the articulation

process, and stated that the improvements have dispelled

rumors of students inability to transfer their Community

College credits.



Motion carried.



23. Information Only: Improved Articulation of UNS Math

Courses



Vice Chancellor Warren Fox explained that in an effort to

facilitate the transfer of courses within the UNS, the

Articulation Board identified selected disciplines with the

goal of standardizing introductory level courses to the

fullest extent possible. In 1988, the UNS Undergraduate

Mathematics Curriculum Committee, composed of representa-

tives from each Campus, was formed to review entering level

Mathematics courses throughout the system. As a result,

common prefixes, titles, course credits, course content,

and prerequisites have been established for six Freshmen

level courses.



He said that the Committee is continuing its work to es-

tablish common numbers for eight more courses. Also, work-

shops were recently held in Las Vegas and Reno on new teach-

ing techniques in Mathematics which have benefitted Mathe-

matics faculty throughout the system.



Dr. Jeff Halverson, a member of the Mathematics Curriculum

Committee, said that 11 courses have been identified as pre-

calculus and 11 courses as calculus and above. He reported

that the Committee is working on recommendations for common

course numbering for courses all the way to calculus.



Dr. Fox pointed out that the added benefit to the Committee

is that it has allowed the Mathematics instructors the op-

portunity to get acquainted and share ideas. He said this

alone has generated enthusiasm among the group.



Mrs. Gallagher asked if a time limit could be set for each

of the subcommittees in other disciplines to examine stand-

ardizing introductory level courses. Dr. Fox responded that

it will be attempted.



24. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee

(Discussion continued from earlier)



Acceptance and approval of the items of the Academic Affairs

Committee were tabled on Thursday, October 11, to allow Dr.

Melisa Choroszy to be in attendance. Dr. Derby asked why

a minimum of 5 years of elapsed time was chosen before re-

cent courses could be disregarded for academic renewal.



Dr. Choroszy explained that research of other State policies

indicated a 10-year elapsed time; however, UNR felt that 5

years allows enough time for the student to mature and be-

come serious about his or her course work. She said also

the proposed policy allows a student who qualifies for

academic renewal, to have a maximum of two consecutive

semesters of course work disregarded in all calculations

for academic standing, G. P. A., and eligibility for grad-

uation. This will prohibit students from requesting to

disregard only certain classes.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of items 1 and 2 of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr.

Hammargren seconded.



Mr. Klaich said he was unclear about what would be reflect-

ed on a student's transcript. Ms. Choroszy explained that

by law academic status is reflected on the transcript; how-

ever, the special admit and the probation status are both

removed once the student meets the minimum requirements.



Motion carried.



25. Budget and Finance Committee



The Budget and Finance Committee, meeting as a Committee of

the Whole under the Chairmanship of Regent Eardley, acted

as follows:



(1) Approval of the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $45,000 to construct a parking

lot on Brussels Road at UNLV.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the expenditure of Capi-

tal Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV in the amount of

$45,000 to construct a parking lot on Brussels Road.

Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



(2) Approval of expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $80,000 to purchase a real

estate parcel on Sierra Street. This parcel will be

used in conjunction with UNR's Child Care facility

located in the same block.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the expenditure of Capi-

tal Improvement Fee Funds at UNR in the amount of

$80,000 to purchase a real estate parcel on Sierra

Street. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



26. New Business



In other new business, the following items were discussed:



(1) Mr. Klaich commended UNR for the new Midby/Byron

building soon to have its opening on that Campus.



(2) Mr. Klaich asked that the Community College Presidents

discuss multi-Campus, urban Community Colleges, and

perhaps prepare a presentation on Arizona's Maricopa

Community College for the Board of Regents at a later

meeting.



27. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Dr. Eardley, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence or physical or mental health of a person

in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

10-11-1990