October 15-16, 1987
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
October 15-16, 1987
The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202, Don-
ald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman
Mr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
President James Taranik, DRI
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 Patti Crookham (NNCC),
Frank Hartigan (UNR), Beverly Funk (CCCC), Bill Marchant (UNLV),
Dale Pugsley (WNCC), Steve Wheatcraft (DRI), David Wilkins (TMCC)
and Jim Williams (Unit), and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Whitley at 1:15 P.M.
on Thursday, October 15, 1987.
President Crowley introduced Dr. David Torres, Affirmative
President Maxson introduced Mr. John Lujan, Affirmative
Action Director, and Mr. Les Raschko, Public Information
and TeleMedia Director. President Maxson informed the Board
that the several staff members of the Public Information
office and TeleMedia office have received top honors from
the International Association of Business Communicators.
The following were awarded the Bronze Quill Award for con-
cept, design, photography and writing of "Private Dollars
for Public Scholars - Scholarship Advertising Awareness
Randy Hale, TeleMedia
Herb Herpolsheiver, TeleMedia
Tom Flagg, Public Information
Sue Di Bella, Public Information
Lisa Story, Public Information
Barbara Chulich, Public Information
Mrs. Nancy Flagg, Assistant to the Vice President of Academ-
ic Affairs, received recognition for her work on the "Year
of the Arts" brochure, and Randy Hale, Tom Flagg and Sue
Di Bella received recognition for their work on the UNLV
quarterly publication "Inside Out".
President Meacham introduced Dr. Thomas Brown, Affirmative
Action Officer, and Mr. Lee Wilhelm, ASCC President.
President Gwaltney introduced Dr. Karen Garner, Assistant
to the President, and Ms. Carroyl Klein, newly appointed
Affirmative Action Officer.
President Taranik introduced Mr. Dale Schulke, Acting Vice
President for Administration and Finance, and Mrs. Twyla
Harrison, Affirmative Action Officer.
President Berg introduced Mr. Stan Aiazzi, Dean of Student
2. Special Presentation
Presdient Crowley made a special presentation to President
Maxson as a result of the outcome of the recent athletic
3. 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
September 10-11, 1987.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in Ref.
C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the addition of the following person to the
UNLV Arboretum Advisory Board:
Patrick Leary, North Las Vegas
(4) Approved the addition of the following persons to the
UNR College of Arts and Science Advisory Board:
Joan Bradley, Reno
Douglas G. Moore, Reno
Listed below are the names of the continuing members of
the Advisory Board who are recommended for reappoint-
Arthur Boecher Barbara Feltner Robert Newton
Steve Brown William Fox Steven Nightingale
Gail Brunette Kathryn Hirsh Bob Pearce
Bonnie Bryan Jaculine Jones Andrea Pelter
Pat Cashill Bill Ligon Mac Potter
Margery Cavanaugh William A. Maupin Sandy Rogers
Robert Clift Mary E. Mc Mullin Robin Sanford
Fred Davis, Jr. Rollan Melton Sarah Schmanski
Kevin Day Jean Myles Silas M. Sellers
(5) Approved the addition of the following persons to the
UNR College of Education Advisory Board:
Nikki Elliott, Sparks
W. Rick Millsap, Sparks
Listed below are the names of continuing members of the
Advisory Board who are recommended for appointment:
Barbara Allison John H. Dorf Ernest Martinelli
Rose Bullis Elaine D. Frankovich Martin Moss
J. R. Barnard Denise Klaich Eugene Paslov
Ann M. Carlson Kay Loudon Nancy Peek
Nancy Cashell Aimee Luginbuehl Ron K. Remington
Dudley Cate Michon Mackedon Robert Scott
Kathy Collup Kathy E. Mandell Charles Springer
Gino Del Carlo Richard B. Marcucci
(6) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR College of Education and
Washoe County School District (an addendum required
by resolution of an existing labor dispute between
Washoe County School District and the Washoe County
Classroom Teachers Association)
Amount : $142,570
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Deprtment of
Effective: July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988
Amount : Not to exceed $16,000
Purpose : Black bear research project and the
status and trends of Black bear in
C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Deprtment of
Effective: July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988
Amount : Not to exceed $19,500
Purpose : Sage Grouse research project, "Hunting
and Predation at Factors Affecting
Sage Grouse Population Number and
(7) Approved an agreement to allow the leasing of the
Fallon Agriculture Service Center, UNR, to various
federal agencies for FY 86-87.
Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval
of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the or-
der of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
4. Approved Handbook Change, Use of Capital Improvement Fee
Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section
11.4, Use of Capital Improvement Fees as contained in Ref.
K, filed with the permanent minutes.
Mr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Use of Capital Improvement Fees. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.
5. Approved Changes to Handbook, Unit Senate Bylaws
Approved a Handbook change, Title 5, Chapter 5, Unit Bylaws
as outlined in Ref. L, filed in the Regents Office.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Unit Bylaws. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
6. Approved Name Change, UNSCC
Approved a name change from University of Nevada System
Computing Center to University of Nevada System Computing
Services. This agenda item shall serve as the notice to
faculties for a similar change in the UNS Code, Section
1.4.4 which could then be considered at the Regents December
3-4, 1987 meeting.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the name change from Uni-
versity of Nevada System Computing Center to University of
Nevada Computing Services. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion
7. Report on Affirmative Action
The annual Systemwide report on affirmative action activi-
ties was presented. Chancellor Dawson provided an overview
of the 1986-87 affirmative action report including reporting
formats and Systemwide statistics. The Board had requested
that the Chancellor develop an expanded affirmative action
report. Presidents and their staffs reported on institu-
tional statistics, programs, goals, results and accomplish-
System Summaries, Ref. B, filed in the Regents Office;
UNR , Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office
UNLV, Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office
CCCC, Ref. E, filed in the Regents Office
NNCC, Ref. F, filed in the Regents Office
TMCC, Ref. G, filed in the Regents Office
WNCC, Ref. H, filed in the Regents Office
DRI , Ref. I, filed in the Regents Office
UNIT, Ref. J, filed in the Regents Office
Mr. David Torres, UNR Affirmative Action Director, high-
lighted information from Ref. C and stated that an affirma-
tive action report is distributed monthly to the Deans and
Directors. There is a positive commitment on the Campus,
and he felt that their progress has much to do with the
outreach program at UNR.
President Maxson stated that UNLV has renewed its commitment
to affirmative action. UNLV has developed a scholarship
program for minorities in engineering and has received a
positive response from several corporations and businesses
in the Las Vegas area. Mr. John Lujan, Affirmative Action
Director, highlighted information from Ref. D.
President Meacham reminded the Board that his 1987 goals
statement included commitments to affirmative action. Mr.
Thomas Brown, Affirmative Action Officer, highlighted in-
formation from Ref. E.
Mr. Stan Aiazzi, Dean of Student Services at NNCC, informed
the Board that Native Americans and Hispanics are under-
represented in the faculty but do have representation in
the staff and student body. NNCC does recruit minority
students, but there are, however, problems in retaining
Dr. Karen Garner, Assistant to the President at TMCC, in-
formed the Board that she has been the Affirmative Action
Officer at TMCC for 6 years, and was pleased with a recent
Systemwide meeting of Affirmative Action Officers. She
stated that she is hopeful that the Systemwide commitment
will develop a regular meeting schedule for the Affirmative
Action Officers throughout the System in order to share in-
formation and programs.
President Calabro stated that WNCC has become more aware of
affirmative action issues and is updating its affirmative
action plan. Mr. Bill Davies, Dean of College Services,
reviewed the duties of the Affirmative Action Officer at
WNCC and informed the Board that WNCC has a positive educa-
tional program at the Nevada State Prison. Upon question-
ing about the Native American population in Hawthorne, Pres-
ident Calabro replied that WNCC counselors visit Schurz and
have made attempts to develop educational programs on the
Mrs. Twyla Harrison, Affirmative Action Officer at DRI, sum-
marized the report, as contained in Ref. I.
Mrs. Gallagher commended the institutions on their efforts
and commitment to affirmative action in higher education.
Mrs. Sheerin emphasized the importance of developing a bet-
ter plan for student recruitment throughout the System.
Mr. Klaich commended Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of In-
stitutional Research, for the progress in developing System-
wide affirmative action reporting forms. These forms are
the result of suggestions made by Mr. Edgar Collins, Oakland
Area Office Director of the Office of Federal Contract
Mr. Foley emphasized the need to increase efforts to recruit
minorities in Elko, Humboldt and Pershing counties, espe-
cially the Native American.
It was requested by the Board that the Chancellor's Office
set forth a method to recruit blacks and Native Americans,
to seek methods and a plan to reach these communities and
induce their students to avail themselves of higher educa-
tion in the State. Chancellor Dawson replied that each
Campus is developing plans and will report to the Board at
the December meeting.
8. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Mrs. Kenney, seconded by Mr. Foley, the Board
moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of dis-
cussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional com-
petence or physical or mental health of a person in accord-
ance with NRS 241.030.
The Board of Regents recessed the meeting at 4:45 P.M. The meet-
ing reconvened at 9:10 A.M. Friday, October 16, 1987. All mem-
bers were present except for Regents Klaich and Sheerin.
Mr. Foley reported regretfully to the Board that former Regent
John Cahlan passed away on October 13, 1987.
9. Chairman's Report
Chairman Whitley presented an overview of the Regents' Re-
treat held in early October in Laughlin, Nevada. The work-
shop focused on several major issues facing Regents and
higher education, including: boardsmanship and the dif-
ference between policy and administration; the need for
more specificity in institution missions and goals; in-
creased understanding of the rolls of Community Colleges,
affirmative action and access to higher education.
Dr. Israel Tribble, Jr., President of the Florida Endowment
Fund for Higher Education, presented a half-day workshop on
access/affirmative action concerns pertaining to higher
education. Among the key points he made were:
There are two Americas, a white America and a black
America. He cautioned that minority groups should
be dealt with separately, and focused on the black
experience in America.
In terms of black student retention, he said the facul-
ty ranks have always been "a place we dare not tread"
but that if higher education doesn't invade the faculty
in the interest of affirmative action, there will be
continued growth of the black underclass.
Affirmative action requires commitment from the top.
Presidents must be committed and affirmative action
officers must have their backing to have power.
Achieving quality and excellence means "don't let them
out until they achieve at an acceptable level."
Asked by Regents for specific solutions to bolstering num-
bers of minority faculty and students, Dr. Tribble offered
numerous suggestions, including: harnessing existing ef-
forts that are splintered; working with community members
such as church leaders; developing outreach programs; in-
vading faculty with incentives such as offers of extra money
or positions as reward for hiring minorities; develop a
clear understanding of the difference between "excellence"
and "access" and the impact admission standards have on
access; consider differentiated admission standards; famil-
iarize black students with the institution and develop pro-
grams to empower students to be achievers at an early age;
and staff development.
Vice Chancellor Warren Fox outlined student access issues
facing UNS as minorities represent an increasing proportion
of the student population. Nevada's minority population is
20% of the total, while the UNS minority population stands
at 14% of the total.
It will become increasingly important for the Board to ad-
dress student access, a changing student population (older,
more part-time, more minorities) and funding.
UNS is faced with "an incredible challenge" in balancing
access with demands for quality while accommodating needs
of a mini-baby boom expected to impact Nevada higher educa-
tion in the 1990s. As Nevada continues to be among one of
the nation's fastest growing states, accompanied by minority
high birth rates and immigration, Dr. Fox stated that cur-
rent student population (about 50,000 students) will grow
to 62,700 by 1991. By the year 2000, Nevada is expected to
have a population of 1.7 million. Minority youth will con-
stitute 30% of the College age population nationwide in the
year 2000, increasing to 45% by the year 2050. By 2000,
job opportunities will be more plentiful, meaning there
will be increased competition for these workers, but those
jobs will be increasingly complex because of new technolo-
gies, meaning the average worker will require more educa-
tion and retraining. It is predicted that between 2% and 3%
of the nation's workforce will need to be retrained each
year by 2000.
Among the challenges to UNS will be:
Serving traditional and non-traditional students
Retraining the workforce in need of occupational skills
Addressing demands for new programs
Addressing demands for new Campuses
Providing resources to maintain the quality of existing
Setting admission standards appropriate to missions of
programs/schools and not restricting entrance to
those who can be successful
Creating and maintaining developmental or alternative
programs for those who don't meet entrance require-
Setting tuition and fees at appropriate levels and of-
fering sufficient financial aid
Providing student services with resources for academic
and career counseling for part-time and older stu-
during evenings and weekends
Examining how financial aid, child care and class
schedules can meet needs of traditional and non-
Removing economic barriers to minority student access
Gathering resources to support minority programs
Developing plans to track progress of minority access
10. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson reported on the following issues:
The UNS Computing Center Search Committee has been estab-
lished, national advertisements will run this month, and
applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 1987,
in hopes an Executive Director can be selected in January.
Appointments have been made to the Estate Tax Fund Proce-
dures Committee which is being established to develop guide-
lines and a standard format for all UNS institutions when
applying for academic enhancement grants. The Committee
includes: Joseph Crowley, UNR President; James Taranik,
DRI President; Paul Meacham, CCCC President, Richard Egami,
DRI faculty; Bill Marchant, UNLV faculty; Jim Richardson,
UNR faculty; Richard Arrigotti, WNCC faculty; and Dave
Wilkins, TMCC faculty. Student representatives include
Lee Wilhelm, CCCC Student Body President; and Kirk Hendrick,
UNLV Student Body President.
The foundation has been laid for the new System Administra-
tion building in Reno.
Presidents Crowley and Maxson will meet with DRI President
Taranik this month to explore ways to enhance cooperative
research efforts from a Systemwide perspective.
Comparative salary surveys using the same comparison groups
identified in 1985-86 are being commissioned to aid UNS in
developing a compensation request for the 1989-91 biennium.
The System Compensation Committee is reviewing a proposal
that some merit pool funds be distributed across the board.
However, others argue that too many faculty receive merit.
Because the 1987 Nevada Legislature made clear its inten-
tion that the pool be used for meritorious performance,
any changes in distribution would be proposed to lawmakers
in 1989, and Chancellor Dawson advised that attempts to pro-
vide across-the-board increases during the next fiscal year
be resisted. Previously, Chancellor Dawson asked Faculty
Senate Chairmen to consult with Senates throughout the Sys-
tem and forward their recommendations to Campus representa-
tives of the System Compensation Committee. He also asked
members of the Presidents' Council to forward their recom-
Because issues surrounding distribution of merit pay are be-
ing discussed by a number of committees throughout the
University of Nevada System, Chancellor Dawson announced he
was establishing a January 15, 1988 deadline for receiving
20th anniversary celebrations are planned for NNCC on Octo-
ber 22-23, 1987 and the UNS School of Medicine on October
Regent Jo Ann Sheerin has been elected 2nd Vice President
of the Board of Directors of the Association of Community
College Trustees (ACCT).
11. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held October 15, 1987, were made by Regent
Joseph Foley, Chairman.
NOTE: The following new program proposal received prior
approval to follow the Phase I, II process. The
Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Regents
in October, 1986.
(1) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a B. S. in Health
Care Administration, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed
in the Regents Office.
This request will consist of a new degree program as
well as a new Department. The Department of Health
Sciences will be established within the College of
The curriculum will consist of 125 credits, with 42
credits in the area of health care administration. The
majority of courses in the health care curriculum will
be new courses. A 2.3 GPA will be required for both
entrance to and completion of the program.
The planned date of implementation is Fall, 1988.
The College of Health Sciences will work closely with
the Colleges of Hotel Administration and Business and
Economics in this program. In addition, associate
degree students will have an opportunity to transfer
into the program to earn the baccalaureate degree.
Funding for the program is projected at $94,000 for the
1st year, increasing to $144,000 by the 4th year of the
program. No additional facilities or equipment are
needed for this program.
Accreditation will be sought for the program through
the Association of University Programs in Health Ad-
ministration. Cost is estimated at $2,000 for a site
visit and membership.
Mrs. Sheerin requested that a great effort be made to
clarify to the students the policy on transferring
credits within System institutions so that it will not
be misconstrued as an arbitrary action by the students.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the Phase II Proposal for
a B. S. in Health Care Administration at UNLV. Mrs.
Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
(2) Vice Chancellor Warren Fox reviewed Regents' policies
concerning program review and submission of new program
requests. He emphasized to the Board that policies are
in place to insure periodic review of all programs, ex-
plaining that in 1983 the Campuses reported to the
Board on a comprehensive review of their programs.
This review was very time-consuming and caused great
concern on the part of some faculty on the Campuses.
In 1986 a policy was adopted which provides for a com-
plete review of all programs on each Campus to be com-
pleted within a 10-year span. Reports are to be for-
warded to the Board as the reviews are completed. Each
Campus is to develop its own procedures and schedule
for the review. The 1983 report, with updates, was
given to Regent Foley, who asked that each member of
the Committee be sent a copy.
Dr. Fox distributed a chart showing the program review
cycle by Campus, which is to begin in 1988. President
Maxson explained that their programs are reviewed al-
most continuously in that when a faculty member leaves
a Department, for whatever reason, that position re-
verts back to the office of the Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs, not to the Department . A decision is
then made where that position can best be utilized in
the instructional area; it may or may not go back to
that Department. Other Presidents indicated this also
was the practice at their Campuses. President Crowley
stated that unless the faculty are involved in estab-
lishing the process for review, which is a "very pain-
ful" process, that such reviews cause great concern
and havoc among the members of the Campus. He pointed
out that it is also an expensive process in that it
requires bringing in at least one consultant to proper-
ly review the program.
In questioning of the 1983 review, it was learned that
at UNLV there had been a reallocation of FTE and at UNR
some programs were put on an inactive status. No en-
tire College or Department was discontinued. Some ten-
ured faculty were reassigned. Both UNR and UNLV were
given financial assistance in the early 1980s to review
their graduate programs. These reviews are now on a
cyclical basis and receive periodic reviews at the ex-
pense of the Campus.
President Crowley pointed out that a self-study for the
purposes of an accreditaton of a program or Campuswide
accreditation is somewhat different. The self-study
is based on the criteria and questions of the accredi-
tation team and not necessarily on those parameters set
forth in the Regents' policy. Regent Foley stressed
that while the Board requires program review, it does
not want to require that a financial or personnel bur-
den be placed on the Campus. However, it is necessary
for the Board to know that programs are reviewed and
that there are no "dinosaurs" lingering around.
Regent Sparks questioned whether there was a policy on
deletion of programs, with the answer being that cur-
rent policy requires the Board of Regents to terminate
degrees. Regent Eardley commented on the duplication
of programs on the Campuses and asked that a policy be
established concerning this area.
Dr. Fox then discussed the policy on new program pro-
posals. The proposal must define the relationship of
program objectives to:
a) institutional mission
b) Campus master plan
c) Department and College
d) relationship to other programs in the insti-
e) relationship to other programs in the System
In addition, Section 7 of the proposal requires that
related programs be listed, when and where they were
reviewed, and the result of that review.
Regent Klaich questioned whether there was communica-
tion between Campuses when new programs are proposed
so that duplication does not occur. Dr. Fox pointed
out that there is some communication, although not
necessarily enough, and that the Academic Affairs
Council does review all proposals prior to their ap-
pering on the Board agenda for consideration.
(3) Approved the following change in the Handbook, Title 4,
Chapter 16, Section 19, Grades and Examinations, Re-
peating a Course. This change would be effective Fall
Repeating a Course.
a. Before Granting a Degree
1) Repeating "F"s
a) A student receiving a final grade of "F" or
"WF" in a course at UNLV can obtain credit
by reregistering for the course at UNLV,
repeating the classwork, and receiving a
b) A failed course cannot be repeated more
than once unless the course is a University
general core requirement of a specific Col-
lege or Department requirement.
c) The original grade will remain on the stu-
dent's academic record with an appropriate
notation. For courses repeated prior to
February 1971, both the original grade and
the repeat grade are included in the grade
d) Those courses which may be repeated more
than once will have the repeat grade and
accompanying credit averaged in on the
transcript and included in the grade point
average. However, if the course is repeat-
ed more than once, only the academic stand-
ing of the current term will be affected
by a repeated course.
e) A failed course cannot be challenged by
2) Repeating Courses in General
a) For the repeat of an "F" or "WF", see Sec-
tion a.1) a), otherwise this section shall
b) A student may repeat any UNLV course once,
except for the courses designated in the
catalog as allowable repeats, and have the
repeat grade counted as part of the UNLV
grade point average. Both grades will re-
main on the transcript with an appropriate
c) The repeat grade must be of the same grad-
ing option as the original grade.
d) For courses repeated prior to February 1971
both original grade and the repeat grade
are included in the grade point average.
e) In instances where the grades are identical
the most current grade and credit will be
counted in the UNLV totals.
f) The academic standing of only the most cur-
rent term will be affected by a repeated
g) A student attempting to repeat any course
more than once, other than those allowable
as in the catalog, shall be subject to can-
cellation of class, credit and loss of
b. After a Degree has been Granted
Repeating Courses. The fact that UNLV has granted
a degree to a student shall not preclude the stu-
dent's right to repeat a course for the purpose of
improving a grade. However, class standing will
not be affected by the results. The original grade
will not be deleted from the record and the grade
point average at the point that the degree was
granted will not be adjusted.
c. Student's Responsibility of Notification. Students
are responsible for providing the Office of the
Registrar with written notification when a repeat
course is near completion. A change of grade form
is available from the registrar's office for this
purpose and must be requested by the student. Com-
puter-printed grade reports do not intially compen-
sate for repeated courses. Grade point averages,
credits attempted and credits earned will be manu-
Mr. Foley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Repeating a Course at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion
12. Approved Administrative Reorganization, UNR
Approved an administrative reorganization at UNR, as con-
tained in Ref. N, filed with the permanent minutes. The
reorganization will consolidate all University advancement
functions under one Vice President, including public infor-
mation, alumni relations, and fund-raising efforts. It also
will upgrade the position of Dean of Student Services to
Vice President of Student Services. Supervision of Job
Corps and the Fire Protection Training Academy will be re-
assigned to the Division of Continuing Education, and Lawlor
Events Center will be reassigned to Finance and Administra-
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the administrative reorganiza-
tion at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
13. Approved the 1987-88 Operating Budget
At its June, 1987 meeting, the Board approved the prelimi-
nary 1987-88 Operating Budget figures as authorized by the
1987 Legislature, with the proviso that the detailed Oper-
ating Budget be brought forth for consideration. Vice
Chancellor Sparks presented and reviewed for the Board the
1987-88 Operating Budget, filed in the Regents Office.
The System's State-Supported Operating Budget has increased
by 11.3% this year over fiscal year 1987, and totals $139.7
Of the total budget, some 80.6%, $112.5 million, is provided
by State revenues, and about 15% is generated from student
fees. The remainder comes from other revenue sources such
as the newly established estate tax fund (2.24%), federal
funds, gifts and grants.
Vice Chancellor Sparks reported that the System's portion of
State General Fund support has declined. That share in-
creased in 1985, but gains were reversed in 1987 when the
State funds earmarked for higher education dropped from
19.8% to 19.4% for the 1987-89 biennium.
Mr. Sparks stated that this was not decreased support by the
State in terms of dollars, but the State had to address oth-
er issues such as increases in welfare caseloads, K-12 en-
rollments far in excess of what was budgeted, and prison
population increases. After the State addressed those is-
sues, the UNS share declined. The estate tax fund picked
up the difference in the reduction for this biennium.
The additional monies provided for pay raises for faculty
and staff, strengthened libraries through book acquisitions
and funds that will allow UNLV and UNR to complete an online
computerized library system, modern equipment for academic,
vocational and research programs, dollars to match federal
funds which will allow UNS to provide more scholarships to
students and to enhance top research projects at the two
Universities and DRI, and funds to establish new academic
programs in architecture and biological sciences at UNLV.
Other benefits resulting from increased funding for Campuses
during the 1987-89 biennium include:
Expansion of the Family Practice Clinic in Las Vegas by
the School of Medicine to serve increased numbers of
Continued assistance to hundreds of small Nevada busi-
nesses through Small Business Development Centers
located at UNR, UNLV and NNCC
Creation of new faculty and staff positions to serve a
spiraling student population that has been increas-
ing faster than other western states in the last
Creation of more full-time faculty positions at Communi-
ty Colleges, and 24 more graduate assistantships at
Funds to improve Lawlor and Thomas and Mack Events
$200,000 to conduct writing improvement programs for
$1.5 million to purchase modern engineering and mines
equipment at UNR, $1 million for instructional
equipment at UNLV, and $750,000 for equipment pur-
chases at the 4 Community Colleges.
Although not included in Operating Budgets, the System re-
ceived approval for some $22.8 million worth of capital im-
provements for the 1987-89 biennium. Among them: student
housing, a dining commons, an alumni house and a greenhouse
for UNLV; a graduate research facility and contingency funds
to design an engineering lab center at UNR; a new wing to be
built at WNCC; and new roofing for CCCC. Most are being
financed through bonds.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the 1987-88 Operating Budget
and Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved the 1989-93 Capital Improvement Request
A. Approved the UNS Capital Improvement Request for 1989-
93. The prioritized request must be submitted to the
State Public Works Board by November 1, 1987. The re-
quest was distributed at the meeting, as contained in
Ref. O, filed with the permanent minutes.
The Board and Presidents expressed dismay at the lack of
funding available to address two types of capital con-
struction needs: the need to maintain existing facili-
ties, and the need to construct new facilities to accom-
modate a burgeoning student population.
Because the two sets of needs traditionally have been in
competition with one another, and deferred maintenance
has become a higher priority during the last two biennia
the Board adopted two separate lists of priorities for
submission to the State Public Works Board. The issue
also was referred to the Board's Legislative Liaison
Committee with a recommendation by Presidents and the
Chancellor that UNS seek legislation in 1989 earmarking
the $5 million from the HECC Fund annually to fund de-
ferred maintenance projects. Currently, no ongoing
budget provision exists for maintaining the State's
UNS is faced with $19.27 million in requested mainte-
nance/remodel projects for 1989-93, and $113.88 million
for new construction/expansion projects.
Existing funding sources are either "maxed out" or have
been redirected elsewhere:
The Higher Education Capital Construction Fund
(HECC) guaranteed UNS a minimum of $5 million yearly
from slot machine taxes until 1983, when it was re-
directed into the State General Fund when Nevada's
treasury was low. UNS has tried unsuccessfully to
restore the HECC Fund for its original intent during
the last two legislative sessions. The Chancellor
and Presidents recommended to Regents that UNS ap-
peal to the 1989 Nevada Legislature to restore the
HECC Fund and earmark the monies for maintenance/
remodel needs on an ongoing basis.
The Capital Improvement Fee Fund (CIFF) is created
by student fees. However, Vice Chancellor Sparks
stated those monies either are earmarked to service
debts on bonds or to pay for ongoing maintenance.
The State General Fund is the primary source for
funding. However, UNS historically has not been
successful in obtaining State funds necessary to
take care of its needs. President Crowley stated
that UNR had built an entire Medical School without
a single State dollar and has received $6 million in
State funds in the last 20 years. Compared with how
the Campus has grown in that time, the amount of
State funds is miniscule. The State does not have
the funds to pay the bills. President Maxson de-
scribed the problem as a "panic situation". UNLV
doesn't "know where to put the students" and from
the time a request for a new building is added to
the Regents' list of priorities, it takes "15 to 20
years" to get funded. He stated that he was dis-
satisfied with the lack of funding.
Most capital improvements UNS received by the 1987 Ne-
vada Legislature were financed by State bonding. How-
ever, Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that even if current
attempts to increase the State's bonding capacity are
successful, relief would be years away.
The 1987 Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Joint Reso-
lution 34 (AJR 34) to increase bonding capacity from 1%
to 2% of the assessed valuation of the State. That
measure must be approved by the 1989 Legislature and
Nevada's voters in a subsequent general election. And
even if that does happen, other projects already on the
drawing board, such as prisons, would impact that new
The Board agreed to submit the lists to the Public Works
Board with the caveat that it is subject to further re-
view, and referred the issue to its Legislative Liaison
Committee for further action.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the 1989-93 Capital Improve-
ment lists with the understanding that they can be re-
vised. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.
B. Dr. Robert Daugherty, Dean of the School of Medicine,
made a presentation on the University of Nevada Medical
School facility needs for southern Nevada. Based on the
current and projected responsibilities additional space
will be needed to house faculty and programs. As the
needs for space arise, requests will be presented to the
Board for its consideration.
15. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held October 16, 1987, were made by Regent Carolyn Sparks,
(1) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi
Cardinal presented the follow-up report on Promotions/
Reappointments items in the UNLV Personnel Department
audit. The follow-up report is filed in the Regents
(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNR ASUN Bookstore, July 1, 1986 through
June 30, 1987. The audit report was approved and is
filed in the Regents Office.
(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the Associated Students of the University of
Nevada-Reno, July 1, 1986 through June 30, 1987. The
audit report was approved and filed in the Regents
It was stated that ASUN is in the process of hiring a
new manager and that all recommendations have either
been implemented or are being implemented.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
16. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held October 16, 1987, were made by Regent
James Eardley, Chairman.
(1) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budgets at UNLV:
Nevada Power Engineering Gift
Opening Account Balance $ -0- $ 96,531
Gift -0- 100,000
Total Source of Funds $ -0- $196,531
Professional Salaries (FTE 1.0) $ -0- $ 84,000
Fringe Benefits -0- 11,680
Classified Salaries (FTE 1.0) -0- 23,040
Fringe Benefits -0- 4,054
Ending Account Balance -0- 73,757
Total Use of Funds $ -0- $196,531
Center for Business & Economic Research Payroll
Transfer In $ -0- $ 12,908
Professional Salaries (FTE .5) $ -0- $ 10,800
Fringe Benefits -0- 2,108
Total Use of Funds $ -0- $ 12,908
(2) In order to have Summer Session fees for graduate and
undergraduate students comply with the regular semester
fees approved by the Board at its June, 1987 meeting,
the Board approved the following changes to the Hand-
book, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10, Summer Session
A. Approved an increase from $43 to $50 per credit in
graduate Summer Session fees at UNLV.
B. Approved an increase from $43 to $51 per credit in
graduate Summer Session fees and an increase from
$39 to $41 per credit in undergraduate Summer Ses-
sion fees at UNR.
(3) Approved the 1987-88 Professional Salary Patterns for
UNLV and Unit, and Community Colleges, as contained in
Ref. B-3, filed in the Regents Office. This salary
schedule reflects the salary increases authorized by
the 1987 Legislature and approved by the Board at its
June, 1987 meeting.
Dr. Bill Marchant, UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman, stated
that a salary model for UNLV is expected to be complet-
ed within 6 months. President Maxson stated that UNLV
needs to review salaries by discipline area as was done
with the UNR salary model adopted by the Regents in
(4) Approved a loan of $400,000 from the Capital Improve-
ment Fee Funds for start-up personnel and equipment
costs associated with the Health Science Center at
(5) Approved the following:
A. The use of Regents Special Projects Funds in the
amount of $21,600 to match a federal grant in sup-
port of a project targeted to meet the need for
greater access to, and participation in, science
and mathematics for students from historically
The University of Nevada System Chancellor's
Office, designated as the State Agency for Higher
Education, has received a grant award under Title
II of the Education for Economic Security Act
(EEDS) for use in school year 1987-88 (ending
9/30/88). The project will be directed to middle
school students who are members of an underrepre-
sented group. The project has the following goals:
to increase the number of historically underrepre-
sented students who elect science and mathematics
classes in high school, to expose these students to
successful role models in science and mathematics
oriented careers, and to expose these students to
higher education programs in science and mathemat-
ics. These funds would support a program aimed at
increasing the number of minority and women stu-
dents who will be successful in higher education
programs in mathematics and science.
B. During UNR's Centennial celebration, the Board of
Regents allocated $5,000 for the purchase of trees
for the Campus with the understanding that the same
allocation would be made to other Campuses at the
appropriate time. Currently, UNLV is undergoing a
beautification project around the Thomas and Mack
Events Center. Approved the appropriation of
$5,000 to assist in this project.
Mr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Gallagher sec-
onded. Motion carried.
17. Approved Change to Handbook, CSUN Constitution
Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 5, Chapter 13, Con-
stitution of the Consolidated Students of the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas (CSUN), as contained in Ref. M, filed in
the Regents Office.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
the Constitution of the Consolidated Students of the Uni-
versity of Nevada, Las Vegas (CSUN). Mrs. Kenney seconded.
18. Approved Architect, UNLV
Approved to name Gerry Garapich as the architect for the
UNLV Alumni Center. Mr. Garapich has been recommended by
the UNLV Alumni Association.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of Gerry Garapich as the archi-
tect for the UNLV Alumni Center. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
19. Approved Emeritus Status, UNLV
Approved Mr. Herman Westfall being granted status as Emeri-
tus Vice President for Business Affairs, effective upon Mr.
Westfall's retirement date, December 31, 1987.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus
status at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
20. Report on West Charleston Site, CCCC
The Board of Regents attended a groundbreaking ceremony for
CCCC's new Health Sciences Center on 80 acres of land locat-
ed at West Charleston and Torrey Pines. The 1st phase,
built with funds donated by philanthropist Claude Howard,
will house health occupation programs including nursing,
respiratory therapy, medical records, dental hygiene, a
dental clinic serving 50 patients daily, and medical clinic
serving 60 patients daily and physician and faculty offices.
President Meacham presented slides of the building, explain-
ing the Departments and programs which will be offered from
CCCC and the School of Medicine.
Mrs. Kenney moved to accept an emergency item concerning the
architectural plans at CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mo-
President Meacham requested approval of the architectural
plans for the West Charleston site.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the architectural plans for
the West Charleston site at CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
21. Report on Architect, WNCC
President Calabro reported on the selection of an architect
for the Carson Campus addition at WNCC. He informed the
Board that the State Public Works Board has finalized the
selection and chose Studio One Architects from Reno. The
selection was based on the experience in building schools
and Community College facilities. The President of the
Company is Mr. Jay Wyncoop.
In addition to this development, WNCC will request Studio
One Architects to review the master plan for the Carson
Campus. Completion of preliminary plans is expected this
Spring with bids opening up in the Summer so that when the
funding becomes available in August, WNCC will be prepared
to break ground for the addition.
22. Emergency Item: Request Approval of Resolution
Mrs. Sparks requested approval to consider an emergency item
on the agenda to accept a resolution honoring the late
Mrs. Sparks moved to accept an emergency item concerning a
resolution honoring the late Howard R. Hughes. Mrs. Gal-
lagher seconded. Motion carried.
WHEREAS, the University of Nevada Board of Regents
wishes to acknowledge its deep appreciation to the late
Howard R. Hughes; and
WHEREAS, Howard R. Hughes, aviator, industrialist, film
producer and investor, became a Nevada resident in 1966;
WHEREAS, Howard R. Hughes first expressed his abiding
interest in the science of medicine by creating the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to support biomedical
WHEREAS, in 1967 it was noted by Howard R. Hughes that
few Nevada students were able to acquire a medical
WHEREAS, the lack of a medical education facility in the
State contributed a shortage of physicians in Nevada,
especially in rural communities; and
WHEREAS, Howard R. Hughes used his vision and personal
resources to encourage the establishment of a School of
Medical Sciences in Nevada to train physicians and to
conduct biomedical research; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that Howard R. Hughes' philan-
thropy and commitment were a pivotal and powerful force
which shaped the future of medicine and good health in
the State of Nevada; and
WHEREAS, the Howard R. Hughes company, known as Summa
Corporation, has distinguished itself by carrying on
the tradition of supporting educational excellence in
the University of Nevada System; and
WHEREAS, the late Howard R. Hughes and the Summa Corpo-
ration justly deserve the recognition and commendation
of all the people of the State of Nevada;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents
of the University of Nevada System, on this 20th anni-
versary year of the gift pledged by Howard R. Hughes,
requests all persons dedicated to knowledge and learning
pay tribute to this extraordinary man.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution honoring the
late Howard R. Hughes. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion car-
The meeting adjourned at 2:20 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board