10/18/1985

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 18-19, 1985








10-18-1985

Pages 111-139



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

October 18, 1985



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-

um, Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.



Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin



Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

Dean Charles Greenhaw, NNCC

Dean Rita Gubanich, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Gretchen Billow (WNCC),

John Clevenger (TMCC), James Deacon (UNLV), Christopher Exline

(UNR), John Fordham (DRI), George Isham (CCCC), Jim Williams

(Unit) and Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:00 A.M.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting, held

September 5-6, 1985.



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

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



(3) Approved additional Advisory Board members at UNR for

the following committees:



College of Arts and Science Advisory Board



Sarah Schmanski



College of Business Administration Advisory Board



John E. Phillips



College of Education Advisory Board



Barbara Allison

Gerald L. Dales, Jr., M. D.

Stan Goodin

Patricia Miltenberger

Eugene Paslov

Tom Ryan



School of Medicine Advisory Board



John Chierro, Las Vegas (effective immediately)

Lynn Atcheson, Reno (effective January 1, 1986)

Sig Rogich, Las Vegas (effective January 1, 1986)

Tom Hood, Elko (effective January 1, 1986)

Al Garbian, Las Vegas (effective January 1, 1986)

Georgia Fulstone, Smith (effective January 1, 1986)



Mrs. Sparks moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of items as specified throughout the meeting.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion seconded.



2. Introductions



President Crowley introduced Ms. Leslie Nix, Affirmative

Action Officer at UNR.



President Calabro introduced Dr. John Garmon, Dean of Edu-

cational Services at WNCC, and Ms. Gretchen Billow, Vice

Chair of the Faculty Senate at WNCC.



Chairman Klaich introduced Mrs. Rita Gubanich, Dean of Ad-

ministrative Services at TMCC, who represented President

Eardley, and Dr. Charles Greenhaw, Dean of Educational

Services at NNCC, who represented President Berg.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Klaich reported that the interim Legislative Com-

mittee to Study Funding for Higher Education will meet on

November 4, 1985.



Ms. Del Papa, Ms. Galloway and he are coordinating efforts

on Question 5, and will give a progress report at the next

meeting.



In commenting on the new format for the agenda, he commended

Deputy Chancellor Dawson and Secretary Moser, stating the

folder was much more organized, thus making agenda materials

easier to handle.



Chairman Klaich announced that Mrs. Gallagher has accepted

the Chairmanship of the Regents TMCC Presidential Search

Committee. Other Regent members as Ms. Del Papa, Mrs.

Kenney and Mrs. Sheerin. The Institutional Advisory Com-

mittee is represented by faculty, Administration, students

and Advisory Board members from TMCC.



He also announced that Mrs. Sheerin was elected to the

Association of Community College Trustees Board of Directors

and extended congratulations to her on behalf of the Board

of Regents.



4. Chancellor's Report



At the Regents meeting in September, Chancellor Bersi re-

ported that a corporate partnership between UNLV and Apple

Computing had developed. From this partnership Apple

Computing has invited UNLV to display its higher education

component in the Apple Computing booth at the Comdex show

to be held in Las Vegas in November. The theme of the booth

is "Window on the Humanities".



5. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 18.C

and D, Project Design Process



In January, 1985 the Board directed a review of the policies

of Capital Improvement Projects financed in whole or part by

State appropriated funds, and in particular the agreement

with the State Public Works Board.



Approved Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 18.C

and D, Project Design Process as agreed upon between UNS

and State Public Works Board, as contained in Ref. B, filed

with the permanent minutes.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing the Project Design Process. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



6. Approved Handbook Amendment, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 21,

Early Retirement Incentive Program



Approved Handbook amendment, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 21,

Early Retirement Incentive Program, as contained in Ref. C,

filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook amendment

regarding the Early Retirement Incentive Program. Mrs.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



7. Approved Addition to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section

10, Distinguished Nevadan and Honorary Doctorates



Approved the addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1,

Section 10, Distinguished Nevadan and Honorary Doctorates,

as contained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the addition to the Handbook

regarding Distinguished Nevadan and Honorary Doctorates.

Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Klaich directed the Secretary of the Board to in-

form Regents and Presidents about the procedures and dead-

lines for written nominations. He stated that written

nominations are mandatory and must be submitted prior to

the meeting at which the decision is to be made.



8. Report on Distribution of 1985-86 Merit Pay Awards



In June, 1985 the Board requested all Campuses report on

the distribution of merit pay awarded for 1985-86.



President Meacham introduced Ms. Dru Raney, Chairman of the

Merit and Evaluation Committee at CCCC. He extended his

appreciation to the Legislature for the merit pay increases

stating there was much input from the Merit and Evaluation

Committee and that the awards did not include non-instruc-

tional professional employees, per Legislative edict.



Mrs. Gallagher expressed approval of the process of select-

ting the merit pay awards and that CCCC part-time faculty

had been included in the process.



Mrs. Gubanich of TMCC expressed appreciation of the faculty

and Administration for their input and stated the Faculty

Senate would prepare a follow-up report for future dis-

tribution.



President Calabro stated that the process follows the orig-

inal plan and commended the Committee which addressed the

merit pay awards. The part-fime faculty are addressed

through a new salary schedule. The Faculty Senate is in

the process of refining the process for future merit awards.



President Crowley stated that UNR has had a merit pay plan

for a number of years, but there have not been funds since

1982 to make the awards. He stated there were some problems

due to the fact that there have not been consistent funds

for awards. President Crowley explained to the Board that

faculty evaluated as "unsatisfactory' did not receive merit

pay. All the funds came from the merit pool at UNR. Mrs.

Gallagher requested definitions be presented to the Legis-

lature regarding promotion and meritorious ranking.



President Maxson informed the Board that, under the direc-

tion of Vice President John Unrue, Colleges developed their

own merit pay plans and 47% of the faculty received the

awards.



Chairman Klaich requested that the Legislative Liaison Com-

mittee address the merit pay plan reports and submit a com-

pilation to the Legislature and Governor. The Council of

Presidents will review the format of the report before

dissemination.



The following reports are filed in the Regents Office:



CCCC, see Ref. E-1 WNCC, see Ref. E-4

NNCC, see Ref. E-2 UNR, see Ref. E-5

TMCC, see Ref. E-3 UNLV, see Ref. E-6



9. Report on Far West Laboratory



Regent Del Papa, UNS representative to the Far West Labora-

tory Advisory Board, stated that she had invited the Direc-

tor of the Laboratory to speak at the joint meeting of the

Board of Regents and State Board of Education in December.



She explained the purpose of the Far West Laboratory, which

was established in 1965 by Congress, has 4 participating

States - Nevada, California, Arizona and Utah. 28 members

serve on this Board which includes 5 Nevada representatives:

Frankie Sue Del Papa, Ed Cain, Frank Meyers, Eugene Paslov

and Janice Clarke. She stated there is a need for a south-

ern representative from Nevada for geographic balance. The

southern portion of Nevada has only recently been included

in the jurisdiction of the Far West Laboratory. Formerly

it had belonged to the Southwest Laboratory area.



10. Approved Addition to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 18, Section

3, Grants-in-Aid, Registration Fee



Approved the addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 18,

Section 3, Grants-in-Aid, Registration Fee, as follows:



4. In administering the provisions of this Section, the

institutions of the UNS shall ensure adherence to the

Affirmative Action policies of the Board of Regents as

contained in Title 4, Chapter 8 of the Board of Regents

Handbook; i. e., that all student services, including

financial aid, shall be governed by the concept of equal

opportunity. In awarding grants-in-aid under this Sec-

tion, the institutions shall make additional efforts to

encourage qualified women, minorities and the handi-

capped to apply for such grants-in-aid.



The purpose of this amendment is to implement the Board of

Regents Affirmative Action policy for student financial aid.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the addition to the Handbook

regarding Grants-in-Aid Registration Fee. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



11. Approved Regent Bylaws Addition, Article VI, Section 5,

Standing Committees



The ad hoc Legislative Liaison Committee has requested its

Committee be considered a standing committee of the Board.

The first reading of the amendment to the Regent Bylaws,

Article VI, Section 5, Standing Committees, was held at

the September 5-6, 1985 meeting.



Amended Article VI, Section 3 of the Board of Regents By-

laws, by addition of a new subparagraph as follows:



(e) The Legislative Liaison Committee shall propose, re-

view and evaluate the legislative program of the UNS

and such other legislative proposals affecting the UNS

and its institutions; act as liaison between the UNS

and the Legislature; coordinate the presentation of

the System's legislative program to the Legislature;

coordinate with the Chancellor, Presidents and Chair-

man of the Board for testimony and appearances at the

Legislature on behalf of the UNS; and make such recom-

mendations as it deems necessary to the Board pertain-

ing to legislative matters.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Regents Bylaws addition

regarding Standing Committees. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



12. Approved Amendment, Unit Senate Bylaws



Approved an amendment to the Unit Senate Bylaws, Section

2.5, Layoffs for Curricular Reasons, as contained in Ref.

F, filed with the permanent minutes. Unit Faculty Senate

Chairman Jim Williams gave an explanation of the amendment

stating that this amendment follows other institutional

Bylaws.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the amendment to the Unit

Senate Bylaws. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



Upon further discussion, it was requested that the minutes

reflect that the provision in Section 2.5.6(c) of the pro-

posed amendment to the Unit Bylaws referring to retraining

options actually imposes no retraining obligation for a

displaced person on the part of the UNS.



13. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held October 17, 1985, were presented by Regent

Joan Kenney and Vice Chancellor Fox. Mrs. Kenney introduced

the Academic Affairs Committee's student representative,

Mr. Sean Kelleher, CSUN President.



(1) Approved Phase I, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

at CCCC, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Re-

gents Office.



This proposal will enable CCCC to offer nursing educa-

tion opportunities at two levels. A one-plus-one cur-

riculum will allow students to receive a practical

nursing certificate after one year of training, and

an A. A. S. degree with a major in nursing after the

completion of two years.



The University of Nevada, Las Vegas plans to phase out

its Associate degree in Nursing program in the 1986-87

academic year. This will allow CCCC to prepare tech-

nical nurses in one- and two-year programs while UNLV

continues to prepare professional students at the

bachelor's and master's degree levels. The ADN degree

will articulate directly into two upper division years

of the baccalaureate nursing program at UNLV.



Accreditation by the National League for Nursing will

be sought upon graduating the first class. Accredi-

tation of the Practical Nursing program is in progress.



It is anticipated that enrollment during the first

year will increase from 20 FTE to 40 FTE by the 4th

year. Funding for the program is estimated at $104,000

by the 4th year, primarily for additional salaries due

to increased number of students.



The 1983-87 Clark County Community College Master Plan

noted that major nursing employers in Clark County have

identified as an important need an Associate degree

in Nursing at CCCC. In addition, licensed practical

nurses who wish to return to earn the ADN degree have

indicated they are interested in a cost-effective,

flexible and clinically sound program which can meet

their needs.



The proposed date of implementation for the program is

January, 1987.



(2) Approved the Phase I Proposal for an A. A. S. in Medi-

cal Laboratory Technology at CCCC, as contained in

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



The proposed degree will be offered as a capstone pro-

gram between Clark County Community College and the

University of Nevada School of Medicine. The program

is designed to train medical laboratory technicians

who will qualify for entry level practice in medical

laboratories, physicians' offices and clinics.



CCCC will provide the Campus laboratory and community

clinical courses in the major area. The School of

Medicine will offer the didactic component as out-

reach courses at CCCC. A joint coordinating board

will be responsible for curriculum planning, imple-

mentation and evaluation.



The School of Medicine will issue graduates of this

program certificates of achievement in Medical Labora-

tory Technology, and those who wish to continue their

education will be eligible with Junior standing. An

articulation agreement also could be developed between

CCCC and UNLV if, at a later time, UNLV establishes a

baccalaureate Medical Technology program.



This degree is designed to be a two-year program, with

students attending on a year-round basis. 74-76 cred-

its will be required for completion.



Enrollment for CCCC students is projected to be 21.33

FTE during the 1st year, increasing to 33.85 FTE by

the 4th year. Both institutions will be responsible

for funding. The 1st-year budget is estimated at

$5,000 for CCCC and $29,208 for the Medical School.

In the 4th year, the total budget is anticipated to

be $38,113; $10,000 paid by CCCC and $28,113 by UNSOM.



The continued population expansion in Clark County, as

well as an increase in the elderly population, will

contribute toward the need which currently exists for

well-trained medical laboratory technicians. Quali-

fied technical level employees who can work under the

direction of a medical technician will fulfill a demand

for a cost-effective means to staff and operate health

care facilities. This proposal demonstrates inter-

institutional cooperation and planning to meet the

needs of the State.



The date of implementation is planned for January,

1986.



(3) Approved the Phase I Proposal for an M. A. degree in

Ethics and Policy Studies at UNLV, as contained in

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



This unique degree is designed to provide individuals

in business, public service and the military an op-

portunity to undertake studies which will develop new

skills in the areas of leadership and decision making.

The program will be based upon reasoning and ethics,

law and history, and social and political institutions

and principles.



The degree differs from the traditional program which

centers on a particular academic area of study. The

student is treated as the focal point in this program.

After completion of a core curriculum, choice of a

policy study project is tailored to the experience and

ability of the individual.



Students who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredit-

ed institution and fulfill Graduate College require-

ments may be admitted to the program.



The first 3 years of the program will be funded by

UNLV, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and

a private non-profit educational foundation. (A pro-

posal has been submitted to the Exxon Foundation.)

The 1st-year budget is estimated to be $146,363,

$61,188 of which will be funded by UNLV. In the 4th

year of the program, the budget, which includes a

Director, part-time instructor, and graduate assist-

ants, will be $187,837. The Institute for Ethics and

Policy Studies will seek private endowment funds to

be financially independent.



Because the concept is in some ways unprecendented,

UNLV has the potential of becoming a national leader

in this area. The promise of obtaining grants, hold-

ing workshops and conferences, conducting research

projects, as well as publishing a journal, will en-

hance the academic quality of the University as well

as contribute to the community and State.



(4) Approved the Phase I Proposal for a B. S. degree in

Architecture at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed

in the Regents Office.



This degree will provide an opportunity for Nevada res-

idents to complete a program in Architecture, as well

as Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Plan-

ning or Construction Management.



Currently, UNLV has a two-year professional program

which will be expanded into a four-year degree. The

proposed Bachelor of Science degree will be the only

one offered in the State, and will be the first degree

sought by individuals who wish to pursue graduate work

in Architecture and related fields. Offering the B. S.

degree will be the first step toward development of the

architecture program. A second stage, which will be

requested at some future date, will be to implement a

master's degree program. As a part of the proposed

master's degree, a planning and research unit is to be

developed which will serve Nevada communities on a

non-profit basis.



It is anticipated that enrollment will reach 60 FTE by

the 4th year of the program. At present, the two-year

program receives $20,000 from an endowment. State

funds would be requested to expand this into a four-

year program. The 4th year budget is projected to be

$408,000 and includes additional faculty and necessary

library resource materials.



This program was initially proposed in January, 1984 in

conjunction with the development of the School of En-

gineering and Computer Science at UNLV. At that time,

the Board of Regents felt the Architectural Engineering

portion should not be a part of the proposal.



The current proposal has been updated and introduced at

this time in response to a continuing need to provide

the necessary preparation of students for careers in

the field of architecture and to provide further edu-

cational opportunities in continuing education.



Out-of-state architecture programs are highly competi-

tive, and have a minimum number of spaces available

for students from other states. Often, those who do

complete programs outside Nevada do not return to prac-

tice in the State. Nevada would benefit from archi-

tects trained within the State.



Articulation issues have been agreed to with CCCC, as

well as other Community Colleges, including TMCC, which

offers the Architectural Design Associate degree.

Specific articulation documents will be developed.



The date of implementation for the new degree is

planned for Fall, 1987.



(5) Approved the Center for Advanced Study at UNR. The

College of Arts and Science has organized, on an in-

formal basis, a group of outstanding researchers who

contribute to the Center for Advanced Study. The

Center has developed sufficiently that the College has

requested formal recognition as a unit of the Univer-

sity. No funds are required.



(6) Approved the Phase I Proposal for a Master of Judicial

Studies at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-6, filed in

the Regents Office.



The University of Nevada-Reno and the National Judicial

College and National Council for Juvenile and Family

Court Judges are proposing the establishment of a

program which will offer two major courses of study:

1) Master of Judicial Science, with a major for trial

judges, offered with the cooperation of the National

Judicial College; and 2) Master of Judicial Science,

with a major for juvenile and family court judges,

offered with the cooperation of the National Council

for Juvenile and Family Court Judges.



This program will fulfill a need which exists for study

and research in an area of concern to judges, and to

the profession. The focus of the curriculum will cen-

ter upon the role and contribution of judges to society

and the opportunity to improve the quality of services

rendered by judges.



The program will be offered during the Summer through

the Division of Continuing Education. However, the

Graduate School will award the degree. Courses will

be developed through cooperative efforts of several

Colleges and Departments at UNR.



It is anticipated that enrollment will reach 40-50 FTE

students during the 1st year of the program. As the

program will be self-supporting, no legislative appro-

priation will be required; however, an estimative budg-

et will be submitted to the Board of Regents prior to

implementation.



The proposed date of initiation is June, 1986.



The affiliation between UNR and the NJC and NCJFCJ al-

lows a unique opportunity to offer this type of degree.

The judicial units will provide technical expertise

for the program, and UNR will provide theoretical and

academic perspectives. Judicial studies is an emerg-

ing discipline and the proposed degree will meet a

national need. Judges who are enrolled in current

programs have expressed an interest in the proposed

degree.



Costs will be paid for by a combination of the partici-

pants, the State's judicial education funds, foundation

support and other grants. UNR faculty in several De-

partments will develop relevant courses which will meet

meet the needs of the participants.



(7) Approved the Phase I Proposal for an M. S. with a major

in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineer-

ing at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-7, filed in the

Regents Office.



Areas of study for this program will include product

design, flexible manufacturing, automation, hierarchi-

cal factory control systems and product testing. The

Colleges of Engineering, Business and Arts & Science

will cooperate in developing the program, with the

degree offered in Engineering.



An Industrial Advisory Committee will provide advice

on curriculum, research projects and the development

of University/business exchange programs.



By the 3rd year of the program, enrollment is antici-

pated to reach 30-40 FTE students. Funding will be

provided by grant support and the University. The

1st-year budget is estimated to be $265,000, of which

UNR will fund $15,000. In the 4th year, this will

increase to $600,000, with $100,000 funded by the

University. Considerable funding from outside sources

is required, though the high demand in this area should

lead to strong support from the private sector.



The Manufacturing Systems Engineering degree will be

attractive to high technology firms in Nevada. The

Commission on Economic Development is attempting to

attract such firms, as well as to encourage the de-

velopment of these types of firms within the State.

Manufacturing and testing of products today involves

engineers who have an educational background specifi-

cally related to manufacturing engineering. This

degree will provide the educational and research

foundation necessary to succeed in this field. There

is a continual demand in Nevada and nationally for

engineers, specifically engineers with a background

in specialized areas such as manufacturing systems.



The date of initiation is planned for September, 1986.



(8) In January, 1985 the Board of Regents Academic Affairs

Committee accepted a report on developmental and re-

medial education within the University of Nevada Sys-

tem. The report described studies in this area to be

primarily courses in writing, reading and mathematics.

Enrollment in remedial courses through the Universi-

ties was described as very limited, while developmental

enrollment in the Community Colleges is more extensive

as it is one of the 5 basic mission of the Community

Colleges.



It was requested that the Academic Affairs Council re-

port back to the Board on the status of developmental

education. Each Community College has responded to

recommendations proposed in the report, and has pro-

vided an update on its developmental education. See

Ref. AA-8, filed in the Regents Office.



The major recommendation is that the funding formula

for developmental education be set at 15:1 for the

Community Colleges.



Chairman Klaich requested that a report explaining the

functions of development education and recommended

ratios at the Community Colleges be developed for dis-

tribution to the Legislature and the public. The Com-

munity Colleges were asked to review this report before

distribution. It was recommended that the ratios at

the Community Colleges be designated as a high priority

in the 1987-89 budget request.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



Mrs. Sparks expressed the need for the Community Colleges

and Universities to work together to develop one strong

program rather than several programs. She commended the

Academic Affairs Committee.



14. Approved a Name Change, UNR



The Nevada Public Affairs Institute has been moved during

the last year from a Department-level organization to a

College-wide research support unit within the College of

Arts & Science. It also has expanded its focus to incor-

porate faculty research and development activities in a

variety of areas in addition to public policy.



The Institute and the College, in recognition of these

changes, have recommended a change in name as well. This

change recognizes the contributions to Nevada, to the Uni-

versity and to the College where he was both a student and

faculty member, of a distinguished public servant: Senator

Alan Bible.



In his opening remarks, President Crowley stated that Sena-

tor Bible was a graduate of UNR in 1930, and then estab-

lished a distinguished career in public service with the

State of Nevada as a district attorney, deputy attorney

general and attorney general. He served 20 years in the

United States Senate and then returned to UNR and served

for 6 years as a distinguished professor of political

science.



Approved the renaming of the Nevada Public Affairs Insti-

tute to the Senator Alan Bible Center for Applied Research.



Chairman Klaich directed the Secretary of the Board and

President Crowley to prepare a resolution commemorating

this event.



Ms. Del Papa, Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Foley relayed anecdotes

about their personal experiences in working for and knowing

Senator Bible.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the renaming of the Nevada

Public Affairs Institute to the Senator Alan Bible Center

for Applied Research, and that a resolution be sent to the

Senator. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



President Crowley introduced friends of Senator Bible, Mr.

and Mrs. Feutsch, and the Senator's son, Mr. Paul Bible,

who made several remarks about his father's endeavors for

the State of Nevada and the United States. He stated that

he felt his father's main contribution to the State was his

work on several water projects which paved the way for de-

velopment of Washoe and Clark counties.



15. Approved a Resolution, Opposition to Mandatory Medicare

Participation for State Employees



There currently are measures in both Houses of Congress con-

cerning a mandatory retirement for State employees to par-

ticipate in the Medicare program in addition to the State

retirement plan. The additional expenses to State agencies

would be considerable and has not been provided for in the

budgets. The following resolution was submitted:



RESOLUTION #85-10



WHEREAS, the Senate of the United States Congress is

considerating legislation which would require all State

employees to participate in the Medicare program begin-

ing September 30, 1986; and



WHEREAS, the House of Representatives of the United

States Congress is considering legislation which will

require all State employees newly employed after Janu-

ary 1, 1986 to participate in the Medicare program; and



WHEREAS, such legislation would have a severe budgetary

impact on State and University of Nevada System budgets

and on the personal finances of their employees, would

immediately or potentially jeopardize current State and

UNS health and retirement programs and benefits and

would not, in the long run, serve to improve the Medi-

care program;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents

of the University of Nevada System opposes the proposed

legislation of the United States Congress which would

require the employees of the State of Nevada, which in-

cludes the employees of the University of Nevada System,

to involuntarily participate in the Medicare program.



Deputy Chancellor Dawson stated that if this should pass

Congress, 1.45% will be taken from salaries and 1.45% will

be paid by the employer.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution regarding

opposition to mandatory Medicare participation for State

employees. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved Loan for Parking Improvements, UNR



Approved the loan funds of approximately $250,000 to provide

Lawlor Events Center parking improvements. See Ref. G,

filed in the Regents Office. This loan would be made from

the Lawlor Events Center reserve fund or from an external

source and would be repaid over a 5-year period using a

portion of the parking fees assessed for Lawlor Events.



Specifically, the loan would be used to grade, blacktop and

light an area north of the Center to accommodate approxi-

mately 1050 vehicles. The improvement would additionally

satisfy an earlier parking lot condition for the Center's

construction.



This should greatly alleviate many of the parking problems

for large events held at the Center.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the loan for parking im-

provements at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



17. Approved a Resolution, Trees for UNR



RESOLUTION #85-9



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada System wishes to consider a Regents' gift to

the University of Nevada-Reno on the occasion of its

centennial anniversary; and



WHEREAS, the justification for this request is that

"System" milestones such as this should be appropriately

recognized for all System institutions by the Board of

Regents; and



WHEREAS, after consultation with UNR President Crowley,

it is hereby recommended that the Regents purchase one

hundred (100) trees as the centennial gift to UNR from

the University of Nevada System as a living memorial to

the high esteem in which we hold this institution and

all that it represents;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that up to $5,000 is

hereby authorized for the purchase of 100 trees for UNR.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the resolution regarding the

gift from the Board of Regents of 100 trees to UNR to com-

menorate UNR's centennial anniversary. Mrs. Whitley second-

ed. Motion carried.



President Crowley expressed his gratitude and also the

Campus' appreciation for the gift of 100 trees.



18. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNR



Approved emeritus status for Professor Austin E. Hutcheson,

History.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of emeritus status for Professor

Austin E. Hutcheson, History, at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



19. Report on Reciprocal Agreement, Lassen College and UNR



A formal agreement between the Lassen College and UNR was

approved in late July, 1985. At that time, Lassen College

had one applicant who met the requirements for considera-

tion and had been admitted as a transfer student. After

review by Lassen College's Scholarship Committee, Mr. Paul

Sherman was approved as the first student enrolled under

this agreement. Mr. Sherman is majoring in animal science

and transferred with a 3.7 grade point average.



For the Fall of 1985, Lassen College admitted two Nevada

students under the fee waiver agreement. Both are major-

ing in agriculture. Lassen College is recruiting in north-

ern Nevada and will admit more students for Spring semester

1986.



Personnel from the College of Agriculture at UNR will visit

Lassen College during the Spring to better inform prospec-

tive transfer students of this program.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report on the reciprocal

agreement between Lassen College and UNR. Mrs. Kenney

seconded. Motion carried.



20. Approved the Sale of Deed of Trust, School of Medicine



Approved the sale of a deed of trust for the Vegas Verdes

Motel in Las Vegas, which was given for the benefit of the

School of Medicine.



Mrs. Lois Rodman, who, since the death of her husband,

Gilbert Rodman, is the sole owner of the above property,

has requested permission to attempt to sell the motel and

to allow a qualified buyer to assume the present deed of

trust by the School of Medicine.



Two previous changes in this deed of trust have been approv-

ed by the Regents. The 1st change reflected a lowering of

the interest rate from 12% to 10% as of January 1, 1984.

The 2nd change permitted delinquent interest to be added

to principal with the pledge from Mrs. Rodman that regular

payments would be made on time thereafter.



The account is current as of September 1, 1985, but Mrs.

Rodman reports continued financial difficulties.



Deputy Chancellor Dawson and Endowment Director Brigham, be-

cause of Mr. Claude Howard's strong recommendation, suggest-

ed approval with the following qualifications: that a pro-

posed buyer submit his application to purchase the property,

along with escrow instructions and complete personal finan-

cial statements, to a qualified lending institution, to be

named by the Board of Regents or its agent, for a profes-

sional appraisal of the ability of the proposed buyer to

qualify to assume the loan secured by deed of trust.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the sale of deed of trust

for the Vegas Verdes Motel in Las Vegas with the recommend-

ed qualifications suggested by Deputy Chancellor Dawson and

Endowment Director Brigham. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion

carried.



21. Approved the Reorganization of Division of Student Services,

UNLV



Approved reorganization of the Division of Student Services

which would move the Department of Admissions and Registrar

under the Vice President for Academic Affairs. All other

Departments presently reporting to the Dean of Student

Services would remain in place.



The Admissions and Registrar's offices at UNR currently re-

port to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the reorganization of the

Division of Student Services at UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



22. Approved Easement, UNLV



Approved to grant an easement to the Las Vegas Valley Water

District for a strip of land running south from Dorothy

Street to a point in front of the Houssels House. This

strip of land is 30 feet in width. The easement also grants

another small strip of land running west from the previously

described parcel across Brussels Street. This easement will

allow the University to place water mains for the service of

the Houssels, and also will help to further service that

portion of the Campus including Fraternity and Sorority Row.



Also approved an easement to the Clark County Sanitation

District on the same parcel of land to place a sewer line

to service the Houssels House which will also service fur-

ther development in that area of the Campus.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the two easements requested

by UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 14, Parking and

Traffic Regulations, CCCC



Approved Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 13, Parking and

Traffic Regulations, CCCC, as contained in Ref. H, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Parking and Traffic Regulations at CCCC. Mrs. Sparks sec-

onded. Motion carried.



24. Approved to Seek Funds for State Weather Modification

Service, DRI



Approved permission to seek funds for Weather Modification

from the State Interim Finance Committee.



Dr. Joe Warburton, Executive Director of Atmospheric Sci-

ences Center, met with representatives of various agencies

concerned with the water supplies in the several river

basins of northern and western Nevada, where data was pre-

sented on:



a) the low river flows in the rivers of northern and

western Nevada;



b) the below-normal water storage in the reservoirs;



c) the low soil moisture contents in many of the

catchment areas;



d) the substantial draw-downs which have occurred and

which are still occurring in ground water wells in

areas east of the Truckee Meadows; and



e) the very dry Spring, Summer and early Fall months.



The conclusion was drawn that a 130% to 150% of normal 1985-

86 Winter precipitation year was needed to recover these

losses. (See Ref. I, Resolution from the Carson-Truckee

Water Conservancy District, filed in the Regents Office.

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District also endorses the

weather modification service at DRI.)



Mrs. Kenney moved approval to seek funds from the State of

Nevada for Weather Modification by DRI. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



25. Reaffirmation of Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds for

Early Pay-Off of Bonds



The Board reaffirmed UNLV to use Capital Improvement Fee

Funds for the early pay-off of bond issues for the dormi-

tory.



At its meeting on August 30-31, 1984, the Board approved

UNLV and UNR to negotiate loans for the pay-off of dormi-

tory and dining commons bonds. UNLV determined its Capital

Improvement Fee Funds could cover this amount. The audi-

tors, Kafoury-Armstrong, have requested this reaffirmation

of the use of these funds.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the reaffirmation of the use

of Capital Improvement Fee Funds for early pay-off of bonds

at UNLV. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



26. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held October 17, 1985, were presented by Regent

Del Papa, Chairman.



(1) Approved the following resolution which will authorize

UNS to participate in the Foreign Investment Funds of

the Common Fund:



RESOLUTION #85-8



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System Investment

Advisory staff reviews and recommends endowment fund

foreign investments; and



WHEREAS, the Common Fund was established for invest-

ment management for educational institutions and has

Common Funds for foreign investments; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada System authorizes the Vice Chancellor for

Finance to invest such funds or securities as may

from time to time be determined appropriate in the

Common Fund for Foreign Investments; and



WHEREAS, the Vice Chancellor for Finance is author-

ized to enter into a Trust Agreement for the purpose

of arranging for the Common Fund management of that

portion of the University of Nevada System endowment

funds which are invested in foreign investments; and



WHEREAS, the Vice Chancellor for Finance will desig-

nate the staff authorized to deposit and withdraw

funds from time to time with the Foreign Investment

Common Fund;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of

Regents of the University of Nevada System will

participate in the Foreign Investment Fund of the

Common Fund.



Regent Del Papa requested Endowment Director Edna Brigham

to read the following letter regarding South African related

investments which had been sent to the System's money manag-

ers:



In accordance with previous conversations which we have

had with you regarding the investment of University of

Nevada System Endowed Pool Funds in companies with South

African related operations, we should like to review our

instructions to you.



Because of the legal fiduciary responsibility vested in

the Board of Regents for prudent management of public

funds, the primary objectives of the Board in the in-

vestment of these funds must necessarily be the safety

of the funds and the total return on the investments.

We believe this is adequately defined in our guidelines

which we have made a part of the Board of Regents Hand-

book.



Because the Board of Regents also represents the Univer-

sities and Community Colleges of the entire State of

Nevada, it also has a responsibility not only to make

decisions, but to exert leadership to promote human

justice and to avert social injury.



Because the practice of apartheid represents an un-

questionably odious and inhumane social injustice, the

University of Nevada System would at all times wish to

avoid future investment in companies known to have South

African related activities and to divest itself of in-

vestments in companies known to have South African af-

filiates, as long as the primary investment objectives

of safety and total return are not sacrificed.



Although we have expressed these instructions to you

previously, we felt it was an appropriate time to review

our basic policies in this area in which we share the

concerns of University communities throughout the world.



Mrs. Brigham stated that since foreign investments have be-

come so necessary to a well-rounded investment portfolio,

there is a need to get involved in the international market.

The Common Fund provides an excellent opportunity to partic-

ipate with other University endowments in a well managed

international fund that is also cognizant of the problems

in South Africa and does not have any investments in South

African related businesses. She stated that this introduc-

tion into international investment with the Common Fund will

add another level of diversification which will provide the

same type of protection offered by the widely different

management styles of the 3 money managers.



Chairman Klaich reaffirmed to the Board his belief that the

present investment guidelines and the expression of policy

to the money managers adequately express both the prudent

and humane attitudes of the Board.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



27. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held October 17, 1985, were presented by

Regent Sparks, Chairman.



(1) Approved the use of $11,500 from Capital Improvement

Fund fees for construction of cabinets, sound proofing

and storage buildings at the Fallon Campus of WNCC.

These items are needed to properly secure equipment

and supplies.



(2) Approved an amendment to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 13, Residence Hall Rates at UNLV. The

amendment is for a permanent basis for a discretionary

$100 rebate for students opting to remain in the dorm

for the Spring semester. The rebate policy has been a

successfull incentive to maintain high occupancy in

the dorm for both semesters. There will be an annual

study to determine the feasibility of applying the

rebate.



In October, 1984 the Board approved the rebate system

on an experimental basis to encourage increased use

of the dorm in the Spring semester. At the Board meet-

ing in January, 1985 President Maxson reported the ex-

periment had been successful.



(3) Approved the following self-supporting budget for JOIN

Clerical Training Award at TMCC:



JOIN Clerical Training Award



Revenue



1004 credits at $58.00 per credit

contracted through a training award by

JOIN (formerly NNJTP). This is a fed-

eral program for open-entry, open-exit

clerical training. $58,232.00



Total Sources $58,232.00



Expenditures and Fund Balance



Professional Salaries $32,176.00

Fringe Benefits 6,255.18

Wages 3,000.00

Fringe Benefits 30.00

Operating 16,770.82



Total Uses $58,232.00



(4) As required by Board of Regents Policy, Title 4, Chap-

ter 10, Section 13.2, acceptance of the annual reports

of student loans awarded outstanding and written off,

were submitted and are filed in the Regents Office:



UNR , see Ref. BF-4a

UNLV, see Ref. BF-4b

CCCC, see Ref. BF-4c

NNCC, see Ref. BF-4d

TMCC, see Ref. BF-4e

WNCC, see Ref. BF-4f



(5) Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 11.3, Special Course Fees, CCCC for the follow-

ing fee increases of $50:



AC 103 Fundamentals of Air Conditioning $100.00

AC 104 Residential Heating and Cooling 100.00



(6) Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 13, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates,

UNLV. The increase is for dorm fees at Tonopah Hall,

effective Spring, 1986. The increase would be as

follows:



From: $1,232.50 + $25.00 damage deposit

To : $1,270.00 + $25.00 damage deposit



This is an increase of $37.50 per semester and is due

to the increase in food costs. Students currently

living in the dorm have been advised of this proposed

increase.



(7) Vice Chancellor Sparks distributed the anticipated

schedule for developing the 1987-89 budget parameters

and priorities as follows:



Council of Presidents in November - begin development

of parameters and setting of priorities; in December -

establish tentative parameters and priorities; in

January - finalize parameters and priorities.



Board of Regents in January - adopt parameters and

priorities.



February and March - distribute budget forms and

instructions.



June - budget forms returned to Chancellors Office.



August - adoption of final budget by Board of Regents.



September 1 - submit budget to Governor.



Vice Chancellor Sparks further reported that the in-

terim Legislative Committee to Study Funding for Higher

Education would hold the first meeting on November 4.

UNS will present a unified position paper on proposed

funding guidelines at that time.



Education and instruction are the highest budget pri-

orities; however, support areas are lagging behind and

should be moved from the critical needs budget to the

base budget.



Vice Chancellor Sparks suggested the critical needs

budget might better be identified as an enhancement

or enrichment budget.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Budget and Finance Committee. Ms. Del Papa

seconded. Motion carried.



28. New Business



A. Chairman Klaich announced a reception to be hosted by

the Board of Regents on November 16 after the UNR vs.

UNLV football game.



B. Several comments were made regarding UNR's Homecoming

festivities. Mr. Foley was impressed with the UNR Hall

of Fame dinner held October 17 at the Lawlor Events

Center and commended UNR.



Chairman Klaich commented on the Wolves' Frolic that he

and Ms. Del Papa attended and stated they had an excit-

ing time, once again, participating in the show.



C. Mrs. Kenney requested a report from Dr. James Deacon,

UNLV's Faculty Senate Chair, regarding the Excellence

of Higher Education Committee at UNLV. Dr. Deacon re-

ported that the National Committee has prepared two

position papers to be reviewed by the Faculty Senate

at UNLV.



The meeting adjourned at 12:45 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

10-18-1985