UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 15-16, 1987


Pages 26-48



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.

1. Introductions

President Crowley introduced Dr. David Torres, Affirmative

Action Director.

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

Kay Winters

(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

western Nevada.

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.

Motion carried.

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

Compliance Programs.

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-

traditional students

Removing economic barriers to minority student access

Gathering resources to support minority programs

Developing plans to track progress of minority access

and achievement.

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

26-27, 1987.

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

Health Sciences.

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

semester, 1988.

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

passing grade.

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

point average.

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-

ally adjusted.

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

Medicaid recipients

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

several years

Creation of more full-time faculty positions at Communi-

ty Colleges, and 24 more graduate assistantships at

the Universities

Funds to improve Lawlor and Thomas and Mack Events


$200,000 to conduct writing improvement programs for

Nevada teachers

$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

bonding capacity.

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.

Motion carried.

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

1986-87 1987-88

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate


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

September, 1987.

(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

underrepresented groups.

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.

Motion carried.

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.

Motion carried.

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-

tion carried.

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.

Motin carried.

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

Howard Hughes.

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

research; and

WHEREAS, in 1967 it was noted by Howard R. Hughes that

few Nevada students were able to acquire a medical

education; and

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