October 18-19, 1985
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
College of Business Administration Advisory Board
John E. Phillips
College of Education Advisory Board
Gerald L. Dales, Jr., M. D.
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.
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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,
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.
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
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-
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
The proposed date of implementation for the program is
(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,
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Ms. Del Papa, Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Foley relayed anecdotes
about their personal experiences in working for and knowing
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:
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-
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
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
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
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,
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of emeritus status for Professor
Austin E. Hutcheson, History, at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
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
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
21. Approved the Reorganization of Division of Student Services,
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.
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
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-
a) the low river flows in the rivers of northern and
b) the below-normal water storage in the reservoirs;
c) the low soil moisture contents in many of the
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-
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:
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
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
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-
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-
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.
27. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance
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
(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
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
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
Fringe Benefits 30.00
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
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
(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
February and March - distribute budget forms and
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
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
The meeting adjourned at 12:45 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board