October 24-25, 1991
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
October 24-25, 1991
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-
um, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman
Mrs. Shelley Berkley
Dr. Jill Derby
Dr. James Eardley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Members absent: Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCSN
President Ronald Remington, NNCC
President Jim Taranik, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),
Larry Goodnight (WNCC), Candace Kant (CCSN), Ed Nickel (NNCC),
Lonnie Pippin (DRI), Elizabeth Raymond (UNR), Lori Temple (UNLV),
and Student Association Officers.
Chairman Carolyn M. Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:50
A.M. Thursday, October 24, 1991, with all Regents present except
Regents Foley and Hammargren.
1. Approved Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda, (identified as Ref. A, filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held
September 5-6, 1991 and minutes of the special tele-
conference meeting held October 3, 1991.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved Emeritus status for Professor William Alsup,
Emeritus Associate Professor Department of Chemistry,
effective immediately upon approval.
(4) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Junior
Livestock Show Board (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992
Amount : $26,525 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to hire individuals part-time
to fulfill temporary needs in
conducting the Junior Livestock
Show and will allow the Junior
Livestock Show Board use of the
University's procurement facili-
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Agency
for Nuclear Projects/Nuclear Waste Project Office
Effective Date: October 1, 1991 through Septem-
ber 30, 1992
Amount : $460,000 to UNR
Purpose : UNR Mackay School of Mines to
provide evaluation of technical
suitability of high level radio-
active waste repository in Nevada.
C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and City of Reno (Water
Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents
and the Governor
Amount : $10 to Board of Regents
Purpose : Grant of Easement on a piece of
property abutting UNR Dairy Farm
for installation of underground
electrical service. This easement
is necessary to avoid removing
several mature Russian Olive
trees on the property.
D. UNS Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the
Nevada Department of Human Resources/Health
Division (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: September 1 through October 30,
Amount : $8000 to School of Medicine
Purpose : School of Medicine to provide on-
site training for hospital per-
sonnel relative to the Newborn
E. UNS Board of Regents and Sierra Pacific Power
Company (Grant of Easement)
Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents
and the Governor
Amount : $1 to Board of Regents
Purpose : Grant of Easement on a piece of
property abutting UNR Dairy Farm
for installation of underground
electrical service. This ease-
ment is necessary to avoid re-
moving several mature Russian
Olive Trees on the property.
F. UNS Board of Regents and Nevada Power Company
(2 Grants of Easement)
Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents
and the Governor
Amount : $2 to Board of Regents
Purpose : Grant of Easement to allow Nevada
Power Company to service property
situated at CCSN Campuses in Las
Vegas and Henderson.
President Crowley introduced Samantha Dollison, Executive
Vice President at ASUN.
President Maxson introduced Penny Amy, Campus Advisory
Co-Chairman of the Status of Women.
Mr. Klaich took the opportunity to acknowledge the UNLV
advertisement which was placed in Newsweek and Time maga-
zines this month by the UNLV Foundation. He circulated
the advertisement to the Regents and Officers, and commend-
ed UNLV for displaying such a fine ad nationwide.
3. Chairman's Report
Chairman Sparks announced that Regent Joseph Foley suffered
a slight stroke on Friday, October 18. He is recovering
smoothly. His daughter, Helen, also suffered a slight
stroke during that same week and too is doing well. On
behalf of Mrs. Betty Foley, Chairman Sparks thanked every-
one for their prayers and good throughts.
Chairman Sparks announced that the Board of Regents' Work-
shop will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13-14,
1991 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada
Chairman Sparks commended the UNLV classified staff for not
participating in the publicized "sick-out". She stated
that UNLV experienced its highest rate of attendance on
that Friday. The Board of Regents appreciate the classi-
fied staff's understanding and cooperation.
Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.
Chairman Sparks indicated that it was her intention to
visit each Campus to meet with the Administrators and
faculty. She recently visited NNCC and was very pleased
with their program. She looks forward to her visits in
November with WNCC and TMCC.
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson announced that the four Community Colleges
have formed a consortium in order to prepare a proposal for
a federal grant for Title III funds to develop a program in
the rural areas for distance learning provided by television
equipment. He congratulated the Presidents for their coop-
eration in this endeavor.
Chancellor Dawson announced that the State Risk Management
Office will soon be holding meetings on the various Campuses
to discuss the optional group insurance programs available
to State employees. Among the plans to be discussed are
the Section 125 premium-only plan and the dependent care
reimbursement plan offered through the State Committee on
He will be directing a memorandum to all UNS employees to
advise them that the University of Nevada System administers
its own Section 125 plan, which was initiated before the
State offered its plan, and currently includes a premium-
only plan. UNS is planning to expand this coverage in
April, 1992, to include a dependent care reimbursement
enabling UNS employees, through pre-tax payroll deductions,
to earmark funds for annual dependent-care expenses, and a
reimbursement plan enabling UNS employees to set aside pre-
tax dollars for health care expenses not covered by insur-
ance (such as orthodontia). The UNS coverage under these
plans will be at rates as low or lower than those provided
by the State. These plans will be available to UNS only
through the UNS. The System will not make the State's
Sec. 125 plan available to UNS employees.
Additionally, he will remind the faculty and staff that the
UNS optional group insurance plans, provided through pay-
roll deduction with premiums paid by employees, pre-date
the plans that have more recently been added by the State.
Furthermore, UNS plans are generally at or below the rates
offered by the State. These optional plans include a
Personal Accident Plan, a Supplemental Term Life Plan, a
Cancer Insurance Plan (with available Hospital Intensive
Care and Dread Disease coverage), a Short-Term Disability
Plan, and an Auto/Homeowners/Renters Plan.
The goal of the University of Nevada System is to provide
its employees with the broadest possible insurance coverage,
at the lowest possible rates obtained through competitive
bids, combined with the best service and one-on-one counsel-
5. Approved Modification of Resolution #91-6
In April of 1991, Resolution #91-6, a bank loan for the
funding of an academic computer system for UNSCS, was
approved by the Board of Regents. Since that time, the
vendor furnishing the system provided suitable internal
financing and the loan is not required. However, UNSCS
would like the Resolution changed to allow it to use the
funds to acquire a portion of the newly approved adminis-
Approved the following modification to Resolution #91-6:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNI-
VERSITY OF NEVADA THAT:
The Officers of the University are hereby authorized
to solicit proposals for a $500,000 bank loan for the
purpose of acquiring and installing an administrative
computing system for the University. The loan is
hereby designated as a "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obliga-
tion" under Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Service Code of 1986, as amended.
Dr. Eardley questioned how the loan was to be repaid, and
it was indicated that funds would be allocated from the
UNS Computing Services operating budget. This loan will
enable UNSCS to rent equipment for five years or to pur-
chase the equipment over a five-year period. Mr. Klaich
indicated that the Nevada Legislature had approved this
allocation during its last session.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the modification of Resolution
#91-6 for UNS Computing Services to acquire and install an
administrative computing system for the University. Mrs.
Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
6. Approved Bond Sale Resolution, UNLV
Approved a resolution for the sale of bonds for financing a
classroom and office complex on the UNLV Campus in an amount
of not more than $21,921,000.
This resolution has been prepared by UNS Bond Counsel John
Swendseid in accordance with State statutes and State
A resolution pertaining to the University of Nevada;
authorizing the Chancellor of the University, Ex-
Officio Treasurer, to arrange for the sale of bonds
or other securities for the purpose of financing a
project authorized by Ch. 718, Statutes of Nevada,
1991; providing other matters pertaining thereto; and
providing the effective date hereof.
Pursuant to Ch. 718, Statutes of Nevada, 1991 (the
"Act"), the Board of Regents (the "Board") of the
University of Nevada System (the "University") is
authorized to finance the construction, acquisition
and improvement of a classroom and office complex
on the Campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
and other facilities required and desired by the
University therefor, including equipment, furnishings
and appurtenances thereto (the "Project"), by the
issuing of general obligation bonds of the State in
a principal amount which does not exceed $21,921,000.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution for the
sale of bonds for financing a classroom and office complex
on the UNLV Campus in an amount not to exceed $21,921,000.
Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
The open meeting recessed at 10:00 A.M. to moved into committee
meetings and reconvened at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 24, 1991
with all Regents present except Regents Derby, Hammargren and
7. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson
recommended the following promotions, effective July 1,
1991, to the following:
Clarence Ray to Professor of Economics, Business and
Ebrahim Salehi to Associate Professor of Math Science,
Science and Mathematics
Robert Tracy to Associate Professor of Art, Fine and
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the recommendations for
promotion of assignment to rank at UNLV. Mrs. Berkley
seconded. Motion carried.
8. Approved Recommendation for Award to Tenure, UNLV
The following recommendation for tenure was forwarded for
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson
recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1991,
to the following:
Edward Davis, Assistant Professor of Social Work,
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the recommendation for award
of tenure at UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved the Appointment of Acting Vice Chancellor
Due to the longer than anticipated recruiting process,
Chancellor Dawson requested approval of the appointment
of Karen Steinberg as Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs at an annual salary of $84,000, effective August
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the appointment of Karen
Steinberg as Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
at an annual salary of $84,000, effective August 1, 1991.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Dr. Derby entered the meeting.
Mr. Klaich questioned the salary increase, and Chancellor
Dawson stated that Mrs. Steinberg has increased responsi-
bilities that warranted a pay increase. Chancellor Dawson
stated for the proposed schedule for hiring a new Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs is as follows:
Revised search advertisement in November, nationwide
30 days for responses
Begin after January 1 to review applications
Begin interviewing process in February-March
Hiring date July 1, 1992
Mrs. Berkley stated she felt that Mrs. Steinberg's employ-
ment was worth the salary increase, but she questioned
the reason for making it retroactive to August 1, when at
that time she received an increase for her appointment as
Supervisor of Academic Affairs. Chancellor Dawson re-
tracted his request for the effective date of August 1 and
proposed November 1, 1991.
Mrs. Whitley amended the motion to the effective date of
November 1, 1991. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Sparks indicated that she had recently met with
the UNS Student Affairs Council and they have requested
that the position description for the Vice Chancellor of
Academic Affairs include overseeing the Academic Affairs
Council and the Student Affairs Council. They also re-
quested that their Council be involved in the interview
process for the new Vice Chancellor.
10. Approved Naming of Center, UNLV
Approved the naming of the Environmental Research Center
The Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies at UNLV.
President Maxson stated that Senator Reid has demonstrated
an unwavering commitment to environmental issues and that
the Center is already nationally known.
Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the name The Harry Reid
Center for Environmental Studies at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher
Upon questioning, President Maxson explained that the
Center for Environmental Studies is a program within a
facility, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History.
Mrs. Berkley stated she has spoken with Senator Reid and
he is very excited and honored about this action.
11. Approved Handbook Change, Special Course Fees, UNLV
Approved the following Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 11, Special Course Fees, UNLV:
2. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MUS 160 120.00 per credit
Special Music 75.00 per credit
HOA 467 (was 477) 100.00 per course
PED 116A 100.00 per course
PED 116B 100.00 per course
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Special Course Fees at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
12. Approved Capital Improvement Fees, UNLV
Approved the authorization to use $1,091,500 of Capital
Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV for the following projects:
Remodeling the UNLV Library when UNS Computing
Services moves out. This remodeling will
benefit the Library and the Honors Program. $ 36,500
Completion of the new Alta Ham Fine Arts
addition, which will provide additional
classroom and office space. 305,000
Modification to White Hall, which will
begin to address the current lack of
adequate Laboratory space. 500,000
Various remodeling projects, which will
create additional faculty office space. 250,000
Mr. Klaich moved approval to use $1,092,500 of Capital
Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV for the above projects.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
13. Approved General Improvement Fees, WNCC
Approved the authorization to use $2946 from the General
Improvement Fee Account at WNCC to pay for Summer Session
Dr. Derby moved approval to use $2946 of General Improvement
Fee Account at WNCC to pay for Summer Session counseling
services. Mr. Klaich seconded.
Mr. Bill Davies, Dean of College Services at WNCC, ex-
plained that Counselor Connie Cappuro worked 19 contact
days during the Summer Session to provide student counsel-
ing. The General Improvement Fee Account expenditures can
only be used directly toward student needs and the funds
are generated from student fees.
Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.
Mr. Klaich requested that the Chancellor's staff prepare
an annual report on expenditures from the General Improve-
ment Fee Account for each institution.
Mrs. Berkley requested that Campus requests to use this
account be made prior to the expenditure. President Maxson
stated that the Council of Presidents is developing a
method of reporting to the Board of Regents the expendi-
tures from this account and the policy will be brought to
the Board for its consideration.
Mr. Klaich emphasized the need for the Regents to be made
aware of the expenditures from this account. He did not
think it necessary for the Board of Regents to approve
each expenditure, but would like a periodic accounting of
these expenditures to assure that these funds are being
spent directly on student needs.
14. Approved Capital Improvement Fees, CCSN
Approved the authorization to use $83,000 of Capital Im-
provement Fee funds at CCSN for the purposes of remodeling
and upgrading both East Sahara buildings to accommodate new
programs and to retrofit the Cheyenne Campus main building
and physical plant building to create offices for faculty
Mrs. Whitley moved approval to use $83,000 of Capital Im-
provement Fee Funds at CCSN for remodeling and upgrading
the East Sahara building and to retrofit the Cheyenne Campus
main building and physical plant building to create offices
for faculty and staff. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion
Mrs. Berkley suggested that the Board of Regents raise the
threshold for reporting requests from the Capital Improve-
ment Fee Funds at the Campuses from $25,000.
Mr. Klaich announced that President Crowley's daugher, Margaret
Crowley, has recently passed the Nevada State Bar examination
and ranked in the top ten in the State of Nevada.
15. Dental Practice Plan Report
The Board requested a follow-up report on the CCSN Dental
Practice Plan after one year. President Meacham intro-
duced Vice President Herb Peebles, who presented the
report, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents'
The Dental Plan actually began operations in December,
1990. CCSN anticipates implementation of the Physical
Therapy Plan later this Fall. It was delayed to allow
for the employment of full-time faculty and the overall
stabilization of the PTA Program.
Dr. Peebles reported that the quality of education has
most definitely enhanced the program along with a full
range of courses. The revenues for the program are
increasing, and in addition, a savings is being realized
due to hiring local dentists. The salary package was en-
hanced and has provided improved staffing of the program.
Dr. Peebles stated that CCSN attended an accreditation
meeting for the Physical Therapy Program and accreditation
for the program will probably be finalized next year.
Dr. Peebles thanked President Meacham and staff, the Chan-
cellor and staff, and the Board of Regents for their
support of the Program.
Upon questioning, Dr. Peebles explained that CCSN employs
five young dentists who have joined the program to get a
foothold in the community. Dr. Meacham added that he was
unaware of any other Community College having such a plan
as CCSN, and that he is pleased with the progress over
the last two years.
16. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate
Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements
for their respective institutions.
Truckee Meadows Community College - TMCC Faculty Senate
Chairman Bill Baines announced that Faye Wood, Sociology
Professor, recently died of cancer. She will be greatly
missed by the staff, faculty and students at TMCC.
University of Nevada, Reno - UNR Faculty Senate Chairman
Elizabeth Raymond announced that Wilbur Shepperson, Chair-
man of the History Department, died on September 21, 1991.
He, too, will be greatly missed by the staff, faculty and
students at UNR.
She announced the following UNR outstanding faculty:
Thomas R. Kozel, Chairman and Professor of Microbiology,
is an outstanding researcher, and is currently involved
in two NIAID research projects: drug discovery for
treatment of cryptococcal disease ($4,000,000), project
leader for cryptococcosis: passive immunization with
monoclonal antibody ($635,768); cryptococcal polysac-
charide: inhibition of phagocytosis ($1,089,218). Dr.
Kozel is the recipient of numerous awards, including
the UNR Foundation Research Professor (1984-87) and
Outstanding Basic Science Professor, School of Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV Faculty Senate Chair-
man Lori Temple announced the following UNLV outstanding
Laurence Barton, Associate Professor of Management,
whose research interests include crisis management and
international business. Besides publishing 9 articles
and presenting 13 papers at regional, national and
international meetings, Dr. Barton has recently com-
pleted a book entitled "Crisis in Organizations:
Communicating and Managing in the Heat of Chaos", to
be published in 1992. He has recently received a major
grant from DOE to design a Crisis Management Program
in the College of Business and Economics. Student
response to his teaching is among the best in the Uni-
versity and his excitement for the classroom environ-
ment is contagious. Most recently, Dr. Barton has been
invited to lecture to the Board of Directors at Lucky-
Goldstar, one of the world's largest conglomerates and
to provide a series of lectures to educators and other
professionals throughout Korea. In just 3 short years
he has earned an international reputation as an out-
standing scholar and a sought after lecturer. His
tireless research efforts, his many regional, national
and international presentations, and his commitment to
providing a quality educational experience for his
students make him one of UNLV's outstanding faculty and
deserves special recognition.
John Kohl, Hilton Distinguished Professor of Management
since 1988, Chairs the Department of Management while
maintaining a very active research program and a busy
teaching schedule. His most recent research has focus-
ed on the impact of the AIDS epidemic in the work en-
vironment. Other lines of research include discrimina-
tion in the recruiting process and methods of integrat-
ing research results into courses frequently taught as
part of a business curriculum. Dr. Kohl has been re-
searching sexual harassment long before it was fashion-
able. He shares his expertise in personnel management
and discrimination in the work environment with others
by conducting local, regional and national seminars.
He has also co-authored a textbook entitled "Personnel
Management: Managing Human Resources" and has taught
a wide variety of courses in organizational behavior,
business policies, as well as personnel management.
Dr. Kohl deserves special recognition for his ability
to balance the competing demands of an active research
program, a full teaching schedule while Chairing a
Department, and serving on several College and Uni-
Community College of Southern Nevada - CCSN Faculty Senate
Chairman Candace Kant announced the following CCSN outstand-
Joanne Elaine Vuillemot, Professor of Art, has worked
tirelessly to bring art within the reach of the students
and the community. She has arranged numerous art ex-
hibitions on the College Campus, featuring community
and regional artists of note, and student art work. In
addition, several art exhibits have featured her work.
In 1984, three exhibits featured her work. In November
1986 she and Michele Fricke created an exhibit in fiber
and metals for the Allied Arts Gallery. In 1988 her
work along with other artists from Henderson and Nevada
at large were shown at the Green Valley Library in a
collection titled "Separately Together". In 1990 the
Moira James Gallery displayed her work in "Space Con-
tained". This year, she has participated in 4 ex-
hibitions. Ms. Vuillemot has been honored by the
Nevada State Council on the Arts Individual Artist
Grant, and in 1991 was selected by the Las Vegas Arts
Commissioners to receive the first annual Mayor's Arts
Northern Nevada Community College - NNCC Faculty Senate
Chairman Ed Nickel announced the following NNCC outstanding
Stanley J. Popeck, Business/Industry Liaison, has
played a key role in the success of the NNCC Mining
Education Program. Over the past three years the
program has won several state and national awards, the
latest being the AACJC Award for Business and Industry
Cooperation in Training. Through dedication and skill
Mr. Popeck has taken the Commercial Driver's License,
Occupational Health and Safety, Mill Maintenance and
Electricity/Electronics courses from conceptions to
nationally recognized training programs. Mr. Popek
has a reputation for taking nontraditional students,
courses and schedules and making them work. Currently,
he is working on an Administrative Leadership degree
Western Nevada Community College - WNCC Faculty Senate
Chairman Larry Goodnight announced the following WNCC
Dane Apalategui, Director of Financial Services, has
been involved in the complex budget process at WNCC
and has participated in the newly formed Senate Budget
Committee. His efforts to communicate budget informa-
tion to faculty has improved the decision making proc-
ess. He participates in System workshops involving
faculty and his Controller duties.
Chairman Sparks, on behalf of the Board of Regents, ex-
pressed its appreciation for all the outstanding faculty
and the presentations in which the Faculty Senate Chairmen
bring before the Board at its meetings.
17. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-
ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-
ments for their respective institutions.
University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Derek Beenfeldt
announced the following UNR outstanding student:
Ronele Richards is an exemplary member of the Univer-
sity community. As a student, she is pursuing a degree
in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration
which she will complete in May. Along with her academic
endeavors, she is currently the Director of both the
Student Orientation Staff and the Student Ambassadors.
One alone is an arduous enough task. Doing both per-
fectly displays her hard work and unquestionable dedi-
cation to the University. Ms. Richards was Associate
Director of the Student Ambassadors and a Chairman of
ASUN's Programming Board last year. She has also
served as a member of the Sagens for two years.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - CSUN Senator Mike Kennedy
announced the following UNLV outstanding student:
Lauren Field is a Senior enrolled in the College of
Health Sciences. She has served for the past two
years as a Student Government Senator and is now a
member of the Judicial Council. Ms. Field also finds
the time to sit on the President's Advisory Council
in which she assists in bringing the students' points
of view to the attention of President Maxson. She
is a very personable young lady who possesses the
qualities of a dynamic and progressive individual.
The open meeting recessed at 12:00 noon to attend a luncheon
and move into committee meetings and reconvened at 8:30 A.M.
Friday, October 25, 1991 with all Regents present except
Regents Foley and Hammargren.
18. Information Only: System Name Change
Regent Berkley requested consideration be given to changing
the System name to more accurately reflect all institutions.
Suggestions for such change are contained in Ref. C, filed
in the Regents' Office.
Dr. Derby strongly supported the concept to change the
System's name. She reminded the Board that it was recom-
mended by the ad hoc Committee on Faculty Relations.
Mr. Klaich and Dr. Eardley also agreed. Dr. Eardley stated
that all units should be identified to the public.
President Calabro related an incident in which he served on
an out-of-state committee, and the committee wrote to Pres-
ident Crowley as Dr. Calabro's supervisor, thanking him for
allowing President Calabro to serve on the committee.
President Remington also related an incident that happened
when he was employed at TMCC in which UNR experienced major
flooding and the UNR police arrived at TMCC to close down
the Campus because Vice President Ashok Dhingra had in-
structed them to close all the Campus.
President Taranik indicated that DRI was delighted to be a
part of the System, whatever should happen to the name of
the System. DRI works closely with the Universities as well
as the Community Colleges. The System is unique in that all
institutions report to the Board of Regents through its
Chancellor. It is a strength for DRI to be associated with
DRI Faculty Senate Chairman Lonnie Pippin stated that being
associated with the University of Nevada System facilitates
obtaining grants and contracts, and hiring personnel. In
his opinion, the current name is satisfactory.
President Meacham suggested that a generic name be chosen
so that in the future specific institutions would be in-
cluded under one name.
Chairman Sparks mentioned that there were other private
higher education institutions in Nevada, therefore any
name containing "higher education" may misrepresent public
Regents Berkley and Derby opposed a generic name for the
System. Chairman Sparks felt that the Community Colleges
did not feel strongly about a name change. President
Gwaltney stated that he was pleased this issue had come
before the Board and strongly suggested a name change.
President Meacham stated that if a generic name was not
applicable, then he preferred adding "Community Colleges"
to the name. Assistant to the Chancellor Doug Burris
stated that he had visited each Community College Campus
and it was his belief that a name change is a burning
desire of the Community College faculty. Presidents
Crowley and Maxson are supportive of the name change and
felt it was appropriate.
General Counsel Klasic reviewed the process for such change
and stated that the change can be made by:
1) Amending NRS 396.010, which lists only UNR and UNLV as
branches of the University of Nevada System, by either
listing all branches, or creating a generic term that
includes Universities, Community Colleges, and research
2) Amending NRS 396.020, which is the corporate name --
University of Nevada, by changing the University of
Nevada System name to the new System name to be ad-
ministered within the University of Nevada.
Mr. Klaich questioned whether there was a method of changing
the name without formal legislation. Mrs. Gallagher stated
that this topic has been discussed with some Legislators,
and many of them did not have a problem with a name change,
however, the manner in which it is to be changed must be
done properly. She suggested that a committee be establish-
ed to review this issue in more detail and receive input
from all the institutions before being considered by the
Mrs. Berkley stated that the Board of Regents has determined
the need for a name change; therefore, the Board should
notify the Governor and present the name change to the
Legislators as a System Administrative decision.
Dr. Derby requested that this issue be placed on the
December 5-6, 1991 agenda as an action item.
UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Lori Temple requested a sug-
gestion list to be presented to the UNLV Faculty Senate
for their input. It was determined that the following
names were being considered this time:
The University and Community College System of Nevada
The University and Community College System of the
State of Nevada
University and Community College System of Nevada
Nevada System of Higher Education
Nevada System for Higher Education
Nevada State System of Higher Education
Higher Education System of Nevada
The Higher Education System of Nevada
19. Approved the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Grant for
Earthquake Laboratory Space, UNR
The University has received a grant of $750,000 for the
construction of laboratory space for earthquake research
with a time limit for expenditure of June 30, 1991. As
the construction of the Engineering Laboratory Center (with
earthquake research laboratory space) is just being com-
pleted, the Board approved to increase the authorized budg-
et of the Engineering Laboratory Center construction ac-
count. This would be done with the understanding that the
$750,000 in State appropriation freed up by the addition
of the FEMA funds would be held for a second phase to the
Engineering Laboratory Center. It is anticipated that the
University will receive another $5,000,000 from FEMA for a
second phase facility. The State Public Works Board has
already received approval from the Interim Finance Com-
mittee to increase the project budget and expend the FEMA
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Federal Emergency
Management Grant for Earthquake Laboratory Space at UNR.
Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
20. Approved the Self-Supporting Budgets, UNR
Approved the following self-supporting budgets at UNR:
Nevada Agriculture Experiment Station
Research - Indirect Cost
Opening Account Balance $ 49,626
Transfer In 15,000
Total Source of Funds $ 64,626
Professional Salaries (1.85 FTE) $ 53,284
Fringe Benefits 10,858
Total Expenditures $ 64,142
Ending Account Balance 484
Total Use of Funds $ 64,626
Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station
Ladino Dairy Fleischmann Endowment
Opening Account Balance $ 17,043 $ 59,738
Ladino Endowment 44,429 40,000
Sales of Goods - SVC 2,977 0
Total Source of Funds $ 64,449 $ 99,738
Classified Salaries $ 0 $ 31,407
Fringe Benefits 0 8,623
Operating 4,711 9,500
Total Expenditures $ 4,711 $ 49,530
Ending Account Balance 59,738 50,208
Total Use of Funds $ 64,449 $ 99,738
Nevada Cooperative Exension
Clark County Professional Salaries
Opening Account Balance $ 0
Clark County Ad Valorum Taxes 93,884
Total Source of Funds $ 93,884
Professional Salaries (2 FTE) $ 79,000
Fringe Benefits 14,884
Total Use of Funds $ 93,884
School of Medicine
Academic Support - Misc. Program Development
Opening Account Balance $ 959
Transfer In (Washoe Clinical Contract) 252,874
Total Source of Funds $253,833
Professional Salaries (.49 FTE) $ 22,774
Classified Salaries (.90 FTE) 23,818
Fringe Benefits 9,180
Out-of-State Travel 10,000
Total Expenditures $150,772
Ending Account Balance 103,061
Total Use of Funds $253,833
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Self-Supporting Budgets
at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
The open meeting recessed at 9:50 A.M. to move into foundation
and committee meetings and reconvened at 11:07 A.M. Friday,
October 25, 1991, with all Regents present except Regents Foley
21. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on
Health Care meeting, held October 25, 1991, was made by
Regent Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.
Chairman Hammargren stated that the ad hoc Committee will
be developing within the year an integrated education plan
between UNS and others, such as the State Board of Educa-
tion. This plan, which will be presented in a brochure,
will entice high school students who wish to pursue a
medical career to prepare themselves for higher education.
(1) Dr. Robert Daugherty, Dean of the School of Medicine,
reviewed the Strategic Plan for the Medical School,
filed in the Regents' Office. He informed the
Committee that the plan was mailed to every physician
in the State of Nevada for their comments, and has
been orally presented to the Washoe County Medical
Society, the Clark County Medical Society, the State
Medical Society, and hospital executive committees
and staffs. Deans, Vice Presidents, Faculty Senate
Chairmen, and students have all received a copy of
the plan. The plan has been well accepted.
The University of Nevada School of Medicine is unique
in that it operates in two different urban areas and
in rural Nevada. The Reno branch of the school sup-
ports the basic research function, primary care and
rural health, while Las Vegas supports the specialty
Upon questioning, Dean Daugherty stated that when a
researcher in Las Vegas needs laboratory space, he/
she must travel to Reno to continue the research
project, because Las Vegas does not have the facili-
ties, although not all researchers in Las Vegas need
Dean Daugherty stated that this document is the "final"
report, although it is an ongoing process and will be
updated periodically with the consent of the faculty
Dr. Eardley requested information regarding the
number of faculty, students and support staff. Dean
Daugherty responded with the following information
Ph. D. faculty 50-60
M. D. faculty 60 (25 are located
in Las Vegas)
Graduates per year 47-48 (attrition is
less than 1%)
Tuition $5500 in-state (90%
are in-state) $11,000
Average cost per student
per year $27,000
Annual Operating Budget $25,000,000 ($10 mil-
lion are State funds;
remainder is from
grants, contracts and
1971 first entering class
1980 first graduating class
Original intent was to serve
the rural areas in Nevada
Mr. Klaich questioned whether the Medical School was
meeting its original intent by serving the rural
areas in Nevada, and Dean Daugherty felt that the
Medical School was addressing this intention by
sponsoring AHEC, the Nevada Health Service Corp
Program (repay school loans), and advise and recruit
medical professionals to the rural counties. He
stated that Clark County in itself requires more
health care than all the rural areas in Nevada due
to a shortage of speciality physicians and the in-
creasing number of indigents which adds to the high
cost of health care. He felt that the School of
Medicine provides more help to the rural areas than
in Clark County alone.
(2) Information Only: New Business - Chairman Hammargren
stated that Nursing issues will be addressed at the
meeting in December and suggested a meeting with the
State Board of Education regarding brochures to be
developed for junior high and high school students.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the ad hoc Committee on Health Care. Mrs. Gallagher
seconded. Motion carried.
22. Discussion on Financial Contingency Clause in Professional
At the Board of Regents' meeting of October 3, 1991, to
consider the question of deferring professional employees'
salaries, one of the Regents suggested the possibility that
financial contingency clauses should be drafted into the
professional employees' contracts to provide that the pay-
ment of salaries or salary increases would be dependent
upon the availability of funds. In this way, if salary
funding was not forthcoming from the Legislature, State
or other funding, professional employees' contracts could
be legally modified to reflect fiscal reality. At the
request of several Regents, this item is on the agenda
for approval in concept only. If approved in concept,
the General Counsel would be directed to draft appropriate
contractual language with input from the Chancellor, the
Presidents, and the Faculty Senate Chairs, for inclusion
in next fiscal year's professional employment contracts.
Chancellor Dawson informed the Board that Regent Foley has
some deep concern regarding this issue and requested that
action be delayed until his return. Mr. Klaich requested
that this item be tabled until December 5-6, 1991 meeting.
Mr. Klaich moved to defer action regarding a financial
contingency clause in professional contracts until the
December Board of Regents' meeting. Dr. Eardley seconded.
23. Approved Handbook Change, Enrollment Count, UNS
Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 14, Section
19.2, Enrollment Count:
Section 19. Enrollment Count
1. The enrollment count for each Campus will be made as
of the last day to drop/add for regular enrollment.
However, due to the ongoing nature of Community College
enrollments, the Fall semester enrollments will be col-
lected as of October 15 (Registrar's First Reports for
Universities) and reported to the Chancellor's Office
no later than November 1. Spring semester enrollments
will be collected as of March 15 (Registrar's First
Reports for Universities) and reported to the Chancel-
lor's Office no later than April 1.
2. In addition to FTE student enrollments, each Campus
shall report student headcount for State supported
courses, a student headcount total for all credit
courses regardless of the funding source (this will
include continuing education at the Universities,
and community service or sponsored programs at the
Community College), and a total student headcount.
3. All enrollment reporting requirements shall be
coordinated through the Office of Institutional
Research and reported to the Board of Regents at the
next scheduled meeting date following collection.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Enrollment Count for UNS. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Dr. Eardley expressed that in the past he felt that con-
tinuing education and community services courses were not
being accounted for in the enrollment reports. The Uni-
versities and Community Colleges have been servicing more
students than what is reported. This Handbook change will
address this reporting issue.
24. Approved Handbook Change, Student Government, Open Meeting
Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 20.B, Student
Government, Section 3, Regulations for Meetings of Student
A review of the Open Meeting Law regulations established
by the Board of Regents for student governments reveals
that they have not kept pace with changes in the Nevada
Open Meeting Law as enacted by the Legislature. NRS 241.038
requires that the Board of Regents establish Open Meeting
Law regulations for student government that are "equivalent"
to those contained in Chapter 241 of NRS. The proposed
regulations contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents'
Office, replace the current student government Open Meeting
Law regulations in Title 4, Chapter 20.B, Section 3 of the
Board of Regents Handbook and, furthermore, have been draft-
ed so that changes to these regulations would not be neces-
sary in the event of future amendment of the Nevada Open
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Student Government Open Meeting Law Regulations. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
25. Report on Capital Improvement Preliminary Request
Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor, reported on
the UNS Capital Improvement process, as contained in Ref. E,
filed in the Regents' Office.
Mrs. Steinberg presented a review of the activities over
the last two years regarding the capital construction proc-
ess, which included informational workshops in the Las
Vegas and Reno areas. She stated that the Facilities
Inventory Subcommittee of the Capital Construction Commit-
tee was formed to review the existing UNS Space Inventory
and to develop a new guide for a facilities inventory
database. The Subcommittee, consisting of two members
from each Campus, collected national data and reviewed
the current standards for space allocation. It has been
determined that UNS standards are very similar to other
standards throughout the country. The Subcommittee has
provided additions and refinements to the current UNS
standards policy in order to facilitate the gathering of
comparable space inventory information across the System.
Mrs. Steinberg distributed a packet of material which
details the various formulas used for classroom, class
lab, office, research lab, and library/study facilities
space. She indicated that leased or rented space is not
included in the formulas, and projections for new space
that will be coming on line between now and 1995 are
included in the formulas.
Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting. Dr. Derby left the
Upon questioning, Mrs. Steinberg stated that an "indication"
of need is submitted to the Board of Regents and Presidents
when Board of Regents' policies are changed and affect the
formula; i. e., changes in admission standards or when at-
tidues on research functions change. It is not the Commit-
tee's reponsibility to prioritize space; this responsibil-
ity is directed by the Board of Regents. She stated that
last capital construction cycle was the first time the
process was utilized. For instance, when the Campuses
project enrollment, policy changes are reflected.
Mrs. Steinberg indicated that in order to address the issue
of leased space, the formula reduces Community College FTE
enrollments by 5%. FTE is used rather than headcount be-
cause the FTE data are available and consistent from Campus
to Campus. Since the formula uses FTE enrollments rather
than headcount, a larger station size faction is used to
compensate. If headcount enrollments were used, the
station size would be smaller. The Committee decided to
use the FTE indicator and Mrs. Steinberg assured the Board
that the formulas do not dismiss headcount, but merely
provide for a different method of calculating Campus space
Mr. Klaich moved approval to accept the report on the UNS
Capital Improvement process. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that these formulas constitute an
improvement over the previous methods used to generate the
capital construction list. She commended the staff and
26. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs
Committee meetings, held September 17 and October 24, 1991,
were made by Regent Daniel Klaich, Acting Chairman.
September 17, 1991 - Teleconference
(1) Approved the extension for the search for the Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs; to change the make-
up of the Search Committee; and to rewrite the ad
for the position.
Chairman Derby explained that concerns had been voiced
by members of the Committee about the procedures and
process of the search being conducted for the position
of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. She explained
that the System is entering a very serious academic
planning program which will be challenging and complex,
and the Committee feels strongly that the most capable
and competent person available be selected to fill the
vacancy. The Committee feels strongly that they need
to be more involved in the search process and suggest-
ed the search be extended.
At this end, Dr. Derby presented two proposals for
consideration by the Committee:
A. 1) The search be extended.
2) The ad be rewritten removing the reference to
preference being given to Nevada applicants,
and adding information on UNS academic plan-
3) Reconstitute the Committee to include the
Chancellor, Ron Sparks, Karen Steinberg and
Doug Burris from the Chancellor's Office, and
one President representing the Universities
and one President representing the Community
4) A Committee be appointed from the Board of
Regents whose function would be to act as
liaison between the Board and the Chancellor
for input into the selection process. (That
Committee could be the Academic Affairs Com-
mittee or a separate Committee appointed by
the Chairman of the Board.)
5) Consideration be given to hiring a consultant
to assist with the search process.
B. 1) Extend the search.
2) Add two members of the Board of Regents to
the Search Committee with voting privileges.
3) Rewrite and recirculate the ad as in 1) above.
Chairman Derby stated she felt proposal A (above) was
preferable. Mrs. Whitley stated she felt the Academic
Affairs Committee should be the liaison group. Chan-
cellor Dawson explained that the Association of Govern-
ing Boards has a professional search consulting service
which the Board has used on other occasions. Mrs.
Berkley stated she was not in favor of a consultant
because of the expense involved. Mr. Klaich stated
he did not feel a consultant was necessary.
It was determined that it was necessary for all the
members of the Committee to be a part of the liaison
group, and Mr. Klaich and Mrs. Whitley both indicated
they would not be available for such assignment. It
was agreed that Regents Derby and Berkley would serve
in that capacity.
Discussion on proposal B (above) centered around the
fact that this is a Chancellor's search and the
Chancellor should make the appointment, and the
perception that would occur within the System if
Regents were a voting part of the Committee. Chan-
cellor Dawson stated he was opposed to Regents serving
on the Committee; that the appointment should be made
by him; and that the appointee must report to him and
not to the Board.
Chancellor Dawson explained that a liaison committee
of the Board would review applications and make recom-
mendations to him, and would interview candidates
separately from the Search Committee. He stated that
he would not be willing to take the recommendation to
the Board for confirmation. Mr. Klaich stated he
felt the liaison committee was duplicative and just
another layer of bureaucracy, and that were he a
member of the liaison committee he would want to be
privy to the questions and answers provided to the
General Counsel Klasic stated that as Regents are a
part of the Search Committee, those meetings would
have to be posted and adhere to the Open Meeting Law.
In answer to a question from Mr. Klaich, Chairman Derby
stated that she was only comfortable with proposal A
(above) if the liaison committee worked very closely
with the Search Committee and that she felt proposal
B (above) was the more workable proposal.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept proposal B (above, that
the search be reopened, the Search Committee be
composed of the Chancellor and three members from
his staff, two Presidents (one representing Univer-
sities and one representing Community Colleges), and
that Regents Derby and Berkley be appointed to the
Search Committee with voting rights and privileges,
and that the ad be rewritten eliminating preference
given to System experience and adding information on
Mr. Klasic cautioned that the charge to the Academic
Affairs Committee was to make recommendations to the
Board, not to the Chancellor.
Mrs. Whitley expressed opposition to Mr. Klaich's
October 24, 1991
(1) At the September meeting of the Academic Affairs Com-
mittee, Chairman Derby asked for a review of Board
of Regents' policies and current practices related to
student assessment, review of existing programs, and
the timetable for submission of new program proposals.
Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg reviewed the
policies and current practices for the Committee, as
contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents' Office.
Chairman Derby suggested that the Committee review
the 1990 student assessment reports in order for the
Committee to compare common measures, unique measures
and national common measures. Mrs. Steinberg stated
that the Academic Affairs Council would prepare such a
report for the January or February Board meeting. She
added that student assessment is cyclical and ongoing,
and that the Campuses are working cooperatively with
the System Office.
In regard to the review of existing programs, Mrs.
Steinberg stated that the policy has been reviewed
by the Academic Affairs Council and the Council is
developing a reporting format which will be presented
at the February meeting. Mr. Klaich suggested that
this process be brought to the Committee in two dif-
ferent stages, 1) a preliminary report stating what
the Committee plans to include, and 2) a final format
for the report.
Mrs. Steinberg explained that the timetable for sub-
mission of new program proposals has been reviewed
by the Academic Affairs Council and they recommend
that programs be reported to the Committee 4 times a
year, as is the current practice. If the reporting is
changed to 2 times a year, it would not allow quality
time for the Campuses to report to the Committee and
travel expenses would be increased.
Mr. Klaich felt that the advantage to a twice a year
reporting format was to allow the Committee to gauge
academic growth and changes. He suggested that an
annual report be presented to the Committee that would
summarize annual activity. Mrs. Steinberg agreed and
stated that an annual summary report will be developed
for the future.
Chairman Derby requested that anticipated programs also
be included in the annual report.
(2) A discussion was held regarding objectives of the
November 13 workshop on academic planning. A brief
overview of responses to the Committee's questionnaire
on System goals was also presented and distributed, and
is filed in the Regents' Office. The 1991-92 UNS
Strategic Planning Timetable is contained as Ref. AA-2,
filed in the Regents' Office.
This past Summer, Regents, Presidents and Faculty
Senate Chairmen were asked to suggest five goals for
UNS that they wanted to see adopted by the Board of
Regents. The responses will be discussed in detail
at the workshop. Mrs. Steinberg indicated that this
document may aid in bringing forward a thorough dis-
cussion at the workshop.
(3) Information Only: New Business - President Gwaltney
brought before the Committee an information item re-
garding a two-year associate degree in Communications
at TMCC and making application for an FCC license.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Berkley seconded.
27. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held October 17, 1991, waas made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher
(1) Chairman Gallagher entertained an open discussion with
the UNS Internal Audit staff to review Audit Committee
procedures. Staff members included Internal Audit
Director Sandi Cardinal, Auditors John Love, Mary
Matheus, Mark Nash, Margo Nielson and Kim Sabini.
Chairman Gallagher stated that she would like to assist
the work of the auditors and would like to have open
communications between the Committee and the staff.
One of her concerns is that the follow-up process and
suggested that the Departments should be held responsi-
ble for the responses to the Audit Committee and be
present during the Committee meetings to address any
concerns the Committee may have with their particular
Mrs. Cardinal stated that she has communicated with
both UNR and UNLV in this regard and it was felt that
if minor findings were addressed in the audit report,
that it may not be necessary for the Department
representative to appear before the Committee during
the report. She suggested that the Committee deter-
mine for which audit reports and follow-up reports
they would like to have representation at the meeting
to address responses.
Chairman Gallagher would like to impress upon the
Campuses that the Audit Committee does expect imple-
mentation of Internal Audit recommendations and that
the Board of Regents will support the Internal Audit
Mr. Love suggested that the Departments demonstrate
some examples of implemented recommendations or indi-
cate to the Committee what has been accomplished thus
far in achieving implementation of the Internal Audit
recommendations. He felt there is a need for more
detail rather than just "saying" the problems have
been corrected or implemented.
Chairman Gallagher stated that there is a real need to
demonstrate the importance of the audits performed by
our staff. An audit may be the first line of defense
for Board of Regents when under scrutiny.
Dr. Eardley felt that the real breakdown with the Audit
Committee is the sincerity of the Board of Regents in
attendance at the Committee meetings. He stated that
the information supplied to the Regents is very good,
if only the members of the Board would read the infor-
mation. Chairman Gallagher stated that it was her in-
tent to make both the Board of Regents and the System
employees aware of the importance of the audit func-
tion. It is a fiduciary responsibility of the Board
of Regents and should be addressed seriously.
Dr. Eardley stated that he has always viewed the
Internal Audit function as an important operation,
an aid to the Campuses, and a way to make the Board
of Regents aware of the differences among Campuses.
Mrs. Cardinal explained the reporting process to the
Committee, as follows:
1) The Internal Audit staff performs the audit on a
2) The institution is given a report for review in
order to be sure all the facts are correct;
3) The audit report is finalized;
4) The audit report is mailed to the Board of Regents
prior to the Audit Committee meeting. This report
includes the actual audit report, a summary pre-
pared by the audit staff, and a response prepared
by the institution; and
5) A follow-up report is scheduled for the future to
indicate whether recommendations have been imple-
Chairman Gallagher questioned how the audits are
scheduled, and Mrs. Cardinal stated the several dif-
1) Annually the Internal Audit Director asks the
President of each institution which audit he
would like performed.
2) Upon request of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor
3) Follow-up audits are performed 3 to 5 years after
the initial audit.
4) Other means, such as media.
5) High cash exposure Departments and Admission
Departments are audited frequently.
6) Upon request of the Board of Regents.
7) Annual schedule of audits.
Mrs. Cardinal stated that, as Director of Internal
Audit, she has set an audit schedule which includes
those audits that should be performed more often. The
annual audits are performed by Deloitte and Touche, an
independent auditing company, who is on contract with
the University of Nevada System. Deloitte and Touche
performs such audits as A-110 audit, bond audits, NCAA
audits, ASUN Bookstore audit (bylaws require an annual
audit). The foundations are independently audited and
are under separate contracts.
Chairman Gallagher questioned the staff if they have
had any uncomfortable audits. Athletics was mentioned
and that there are some Administrators who make the
Mr. Nash stated that during his audit of UNLV Public
Safety Department, it occurred to him that there was no
written policy on the requirements for hiring qualified
police officers. He stated that under the present di-
rection of the Chief of Police at UNLV, it is his un-
derstanding that the Chief has set his own policy and
requirements, and that the officers he hires must meet
the same qualifications as the Las Vegas Metro Police
Department; therefore, the officers are considered the
best in the field. Requirements for training is not a
UNS policy and Mr. Nash felt that it should be made a
Dr. Eardley requested that all enrollments must be
reported to the Board of Regents, including state
funded, non-state funded, and credit or non-credit
courses. He has heard that it is "too hard to get
this information" for continuing education and commu-
nity service classes, but felt that the Board of
Regents should have this very important information
to make knowledgeable decisions. The Board of Regents
are responsibile for "all" finances within the Univer-
sity of Nevada System.
Mrs. Sabini stated that the people she has been in
contact with during the audits she has performed have
been very cooperative and accepting of the purpose of
the audit. Mrs. Cardinal stated that Mr. Tom Judy, UNR
Controller, has been assigned to oversee the audit
functions at UNR and he views audits as an important
process. It is very helpful for the auditors to have
Upon questioning, Mrs. Cardinal stated that the State
Auditing Department has the right to perform audits
within the University of Nevada System, although
staffing is limited. The Governor could direct the
State Auditing Department to perform an audit. The
last State audit was performed on the UNR College of
Agriculture a number of years ago.
Mr. Love stated that Community College of Southern
Nevada has improved over the years and has good
expertise on line at the present time. There are
still some problems, but they are striving for im-
Dr. Eardley questioned the auditors of what the Audit
Committee could do to improve its performance as a
Committee, and it was suggested that the members read
and review the material which is sent with the agenda,
if there are any questions or concerns to communicate
with Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal, and when
the Audit Department states that they have major con-
cerns about an audit, the Committee ask pertinent
questions of the audit and the implementation of the
recommendations suggested by the audit staff.
Chairman Gallagher stated that she would appreciate
open communication between the Audit Committee and
the Internal Audit staff if there is some particular
problem that should be addressed in the future. She
thanked the staff for attending and expressing their
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion
28. Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs Committee
September 13, 1991
The Committee discussed the proposed Mission Statement, the
guidelines for the Chancellor's Research Affairs Council,
and a list of possible tasks it might undertake.
Approved the Mission Statement for the Committee, the
Research Council guidelines and list of tasks.
Mrs. Gallagher explained that this Committee was formed to
review large research grants that would involve several in-
stitutions within the System. Dr. Eardley questioned wheth-
er there was going to be a re-emphasis on teaching at the
Universities. Dr. Ron Smith, UNLV Dean of Graduate College,
stated that he felt there was good balance between research
and teaching on the UNLV Campus and that there were very few
researchers who devoted a larger percentage of their time to
research over teaching. He cited the retreat held for grad-
uate faculty this Summer where over half of the agenda dealt
with assisting students to progress through their graduate
studies programs. He reminded the Committee that in the
annual evaluations the faculty must be at least satisfactory
in teaching and excellent in one other area to maintain
Mrs. Gallagher, in answer to a question as to why both
Universities were not represented, stated that one member
of the Research Council is to act as staff to this Commit-
tee and to report the actions of the Council. (The Vice
Presidents for Research on the University Campuses and
DRI are on the Council.) Dr. Bishop is the current staff
member, but that will rotate.
The Committee discussed the tasks they might undertake,
with the following results:
1. UNS Policy Regarding Sponsors
The Committee will develop a policy regarding research
sponsors and asked the Research Council to prepare data
on distribution of research funding for all institutions
by sponsor (source) in time for Committee review at the
October meeting. The Council will draft a policy for
the Committee to review which will then be sent to the
Faculty Senates for their review before being finalized
for recommendation to the Board.
There is a need for such policy inasmuch as certain
agencies or industrial firms occasionally take posi-
tions on issues that make them questionable as sponsors
in the minds of some in the community, particularly
political leaders who may not agree with the positions
taken. A prime recent and current example is the
Department of Energy, Yucca Mountain project. A hypo-
thetical example might be a power plant that is pouring
noxious gases into one of our urban areas. A policy is
needed regarding controversial sponsors that completely
protects the freedom of the faculty to pursue their
intellectual interests while taking account of political
realities and not unnecessarily embarrassing our politi-
cal leaders or the UNS.
Mrs. Gallagher requested the Council to prepare a list
of sponsors and to draft a policy for Committee con-
2. Research Space at the Institutions
The Research Council was requested to prepare an analy-
sis of existing and needed research space at the insti-
tutions, hopefully in time for the October meeting.
Dr. Bishop explained that an institution cannot become
a great University without a strong research component;
that without that component the School is like a State
College or a Community College. Mrs. Gallagher ex-
plained that there is a massive educational job to do
with State Legislators; that only during the last two
biennium have they given any credence to research.
Dr. Bishop stated that a major factor limiting the
success of many research programs nationwide, and here
in Nevada, is the lack of quality space for laborato-
ries and graduate student researchers. This is clearly
limiting the Physics Department at UNLV, for example.
There is little Federal money available for repairing
or establishing such facilities. In principle, depre-
ciation is collected in the overhead on grants and
contracts, but generally it has not been kept in
separate accounts for repair and replacement.
Inasmuch as research space would have budget implica-
tions, the Council was directed to draft for consider-
ation by the Committee any policy implications which
might arise during this study.
Dr. Hammargren explained a project he is working on
which would house classrooms, a technology center,
and parking facilities for the UNLV Campus.
3. Representative (or Liaison) from the Academic Affairs
The Committee requested Chairman Sparks to consider
appointing a representative (or liaison) to the Academic
Affairs Committee to this Committee in order that re-
search matters could be incorporated into the UNS aca--
demic master planning process.
4. Competition in Research with the Private Sector
The Research Council was directed to draft a policy for
consideration regarding UNS competition in research with
the private sector. It was agreed that this was not an
immediate problem, but should be addressed within the
next six months or so.
Dr. Bishop explained that from time to time, some Pro-
fessor or group in one of the UNS institutions is
charged with unfair competition with private sector
firms. To date none of these has proven to be of much
substance. In Colorado such a concern led to the pas-
sage of a law that totally restricts the Universities,
and effectively says if it can be done by a private
firm the University may not take part in the work. UNS
should have a policy that effectively negates the need
for any such legislative action and provides an umbrel-
la under which the faculty can pursue whatever is in
their intellectual interest while not unduly competing
with the for-profit-provider. Also, this policy should
encourage collaboration with such for-profit-providers
as opposed to competition.
5. Overhead Rates
There will be a workshop for the Committee, or the
full Board, on overhead and overhead rates at an up-
coming meeting. The Committee is aware of the current
controversy surrounding research overhead at such in-
stitutions as Stanford University and the attendant
congressional attention to this issue.
6. The Role of DRI in the UNS
Mrs. Gallagher reported that periodically there is a
rumor within the System that DRI will be disbanded and
moved to the University Campuses, and reminded the Com-
mittee that the Board has taken several votes over the
past years to keep DRI as a separate institution. She
related that such rumors are very upsetting to DRI
faculty and staff and waste a great deal of time and
effort. Dr. Bishop stated he felt the current rumors
resulted from the report from the academic planning
7. Research "Institutes" and "Centers" within UNS
The Committee asked for an annotated list from the Re-
search Council on research "institutions" or "centers"
within UNS possibly by their October meeting, but by
the December meeting at the latest. Examples of these
are the Regional Climate Center within DRI, the Energy
and Environmental Research Institute at UNLV and the
Center for Neotechtonics at UNR. Each such entity has
been created to meet some need of the sponsor of the
faculty and it was felt the Committee should become
familiar with these entities and their functions.
It was agreed that a tour of the Medical School research
facility should be arranged in the near future.
8. Recognition of Outstanding Researchers within UNS
The Committee is aware that the Chancellor has already
asked the Research Vice Presidents to devise this pro-
October 24, 1991
Dr. Hammargren informed the Committee that a staff member
from either UNR, UNLV or DRI will be appointed on a rotating
basis to aid the Committee. Dr. Bill Bishop, DRI, will
serve as staff member for this term.
(1) The Research Affairs Council presented a list of re-
search funding by sponsors at UNS institutions, filed
in the Regents' Office.
The total for private funding is $7.5 million; Federal
funding is $55.6 million; and other government funding
is $10.6 million. This indicates a grant total of
research funding by sponsors at UNS institutions to be
Dr. Bishop reported the following top ten sponsors:
Department of Energy
Department of Labor (Job Corp Service)
U. S. Department of Energy
State Agencies of Nevada
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Health and Human Services
Other State and City Governments
National Science Foundation
Department of Interior
Dr. Bishop indicated that a policy is being developed
regarding sponsors in response to the academic freedom
principle which was brought before the Board of Regents
by Faculty Senate Chairmen.
(2) There are a number of research institutes and centers
on the UNS Campuses, which were outlined for the Com-
mittee. Dr. Bishop distributed information which
lists the centers and intitutes, and gives a brief
description of the centers and institutes. This docu-
ment is filed in the Regents' Office.
Chairman Hammargren suggested that a booklet be devel-
oped from this document which could be used to empha-
size the strengths at the UNS institutions and to aid
in applying for grants and contracts.
(3) Information Only: New Business - Dr. Bishop suggested
future topics to be discussed by the Committee, such
1) Analysis of research space
2) Recognizing excellence in research by sponsoring
a "Regents' Researcher Award" to be presented at
Commencements in May
3) Competition with the private sector
4) Workshop/tutorial session to discuss overhead
5) EPSCoR and stimulation of research initiatives
In reference to EPSCoR, Dr. Bishop stated that EPSCoR
has brought many opportunities to Nevada. In the past,
the State has provided matching funds for EPSCoR, but
in the future UNS will need to find other methods in
providing matching funds. The EPSCoR Coalition is ex-
panding and being restructured. He requested sugges-
tions for leadership in the EPSCoR Coalition.
Mrs. Gallagher suggested that the Campus foundations
be approached and informed about the EPSCoR Coalition.
Chairman Sparks suggested that the Research Affairs Commit-
tee conduct a workshop session regarding overhead rates
inviting all Regents, Presidents, etc., and then report its
findings to the full Board.
Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Research Affairs Committee. Mrs. Berkley seconded.
29. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on
Admission Standards meeting, held October 24, 1991, was
made by Regent Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman.
Information Only: Review of Recommendations
At the October 3, 1991 meeting of the Subcommittee several
recommendations were considered regarding admissions
standards. These recommendations were reviewed by the
Committee and are filed in the Regents' Office.
Chairman Klaich thanked the Subcommittee (Dr. Bill Baines,
TMCC; Dr. Bill Cathey, UNR; and Dr. Herb Peebles, CCSN) who
helped tremendously in drafting the proposed recommendations
which were distributed to the Committee. On behalf of the
Subcommittee, Chairman Klaich emphasized to the members of
the ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards and the members
of the Board of Regents that these are "draft" recommenda-
tions. This document should be regarded as a working docu-
ment for the Committee to use in finalizing the recommenda-
tions for the Board of Regents' consideration. Chairman
Klaich encouraged questions, comments and suggestions from
the Committee and those in attendance.
Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs, explained each of the following 7 recommendations:
The main goal of the Committee was to develop admissions
standards that are geared to promote success of students.
The recommendations given below stem from this central
DISCONTINUE SPECIAL NEVADA PROBATIONARY STATUS
Currently, Nevada residents with a high school grade point
average (G. P. A.) of 2.0 to 2.29 may be admitted to UNLV
and UNR on probation. The data show that these students
have a low success rate at the top Universities -- less than
half of these students are in good standing after one semes-
ter. Further, no other four-year public institutions have
been identified in the Western United States that have such
INCREASE PERCENTAGE OF SPECIAL ADMITS FROM 4% TO 6%
In contrast, the data showed that approximately 3/4 of the
students from the UNLV and UNR Freshman classes in 1989 who
were enrolled as Special Admits in the Fall were in good
standing the following Spring. The success of these stu-
dents is attributed to institutional support and positive
factors in their background which show potential for suc-
cess that enables the students to succeed despite admis-
MANDATORY EVALUATION FOR THE CORE
The academic core courses were established by the Board of
Regents in 1989 because they represent a solid group of
College-preparatory classes that, if taken, will enable
students to succeed in the University setting.
For that reason, the Committee recommends to the Board that
all applicants be evaluated for the core as the first part
of the evaluation process. The high school core course
requirements may be waived for each applicant who satis-
fies one of the following:
(a) Graduation from high school with a grade point average
of 3.0 (B) or higher in academic courses.
(b) Graduation from high school with a grade point average
of 2.5 (C+) or higher in academic courses and an en-
hanced ACT composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT
combined scores of 925 or higher).
(c) Transfer applicants with 15 or more acceptable semester
credits in transferable general education courses which
apply toward fulfillment of Associate of Arts, Associ-
ate of Science, or baccalaureate degree requirements
at regionally accredited institutions, and a cumulative
grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher.
(d) Applicants who are admitted through the Special Admis-
Having data on every student for the core will enable the
Universities and the System to more thoroughly track stu-
dent success as related to factors such as the core, ACT/SAT
score, and high school GPA.
REQUIRE A 2.3 GRADE POINT AVERAGE IN THE CORE COURSES
Current UNS Admissions Criteria require a minimum overall
grade point average of 2.3. Moving this required minimum
grade point average to the core courses beginning Fall,
1966, the year that students entering high school in 1992
will be eligible to enter the Universities, will strength-
en current admission criteria and place stronger emphasis
on the core courses.
While the Committee philosophically endorses a move to fur-
ther strengthen admissions criteria at the two Universities,
there is insufficient data to support such a move at this
ANNUAL REPORT ON STUDENT SUCCESS TO THE BOARD
The Committee recommends that the Universities collect data
annually and that an annual report on Student Success be
completed by the Chancellor's Office of Academic Affairs
or consideration by the Board of Regents. Current admis-
sions criteria should be monitored against these data,
with student success as the goal for criteria.
IDENTIFY AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS
The Committee recommends that students admitted to the
Universities and Community Colleges who are considered "at-
risk" based on data collected, should be identified and re-
quired to seek System assistance. Such students should be
advised, counseled, and provided tutorial support services.
Where appropriate, University students should be required
to concurrently enroll in developmental courses at the Com-
munity Colleges. Early identification of need is impera-
The Committee further recommends that each Campus should
develop an institutional plan to implement this recommenda-
tion -- and such plans should include a review of and as-
sessment of University applicants for "at-risk" status prior
to admission. The budgetary impacts of implementing such
plans should also be forwarded to the Board of Regents for
their consideration while setting budgetary priorities for
ENHANCE COMMUNICATION ON ADMISSION STANDARDS
TO NEVADA SCHOOLS
The Committee recommends that the Board enhance communica-
tion with students and parents, middle schools/junior high
schools, high schools, and the State Department of Educa-
tion to provide information about skills and academic
preparation necessary for student success at UNS Colleges
and Universities. The information should include notifi-
cation of changes in University entrance criteria and
provide a sufficient time period for students to meet the
The Committee specifically recommends that the 1984 publi-
cations "Making High School Work" and "Making High School
Count" should be updated and revised for distribution,
along with a revised version of the "Preparing for College"
* * *
Chairman Klaich thanked Acting Vice Chancellor Steinberg and
Mr. Glen Krutz, UNS Research Analyst, for streamlining the
Subcommittee's discussions on the above draft recommenda-
Chairman Klaich emphasized that it was not the Committee's
intention for recommendation #6, Identify and Provide As-
sistance for At-Risk Students, to become a top priority in
regard to budgetary impacts. He suggested that the Board
of Regents consider this recommendation during its budget
After a lengthy discussion, the following major discussion
points were made:
1. Adjust the transfer G. P. A. requirement from 2.0 to
2.3. A criticism is that it sends a bad message to
Community College students -- 2.0 work can KEEP you
in University, but can't GET you in. A possible
solution would be to require a 2.3 G. P. A. in trans-
fer EXCEPT from Nevada Community College students.
2. Measure the entrance G. P. A. at 2.5 overall rather
than 2.3 in the core.
3. Make standards effective Fall 1993, not Fall 1996.
Include a statement that students currently in high
school would not be denied admission if they met "old"
standards instead of "new" ones.
4. Maintain a commitment to the core. Emphasize the im-
portance of core courses.
5. The G. P. A. requirement could be alternatively stated
as 2.5 in the core or 2.5 overall.
6. Consider a "new" probationary category from 2.3 to 2.49.
This potentially softens the impact on students of this
raise in standards. A criticism is that this has all
the faults of the "old" probationary category. Students
are admitted who may need assistance, but without any
institutional commitment or the ability to assist them.
7. The University of Nevda System must maintain a commit-
ment of sensitivity to protected groups.
Board of Regents' Chairman Carolyn Sparks and President
Remington suggested that a representative from the UNS
Student Affairs Council be appointed to the ad hoc Commit-
tee. Chairman Klaich concurred.
30. Report on Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Status
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on
Status of Women meetings, held September 5 and October 24,
1991, were made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.
September 5, 1991
(1) Chairman Derby presented a status report of activities
to date and highlighted the August 29, 1991 Committee
meeting, as follows:
The Committee reviewed activities to date and discussed
future plans. Dr. Derby gave a brief overview by re-
ferring to a letter dated August 16, 1991, which was
sent to newly appointed Committee members, Mr. Daniel
Klaich and Dr. Jacqueline Kirkland. The letter is
filed in the Regents' Office.
The Committee's directives include 1) assessment of
issues which are listed in the above mentioned letter,
and 2) recommendations to be made to the Board of
Regents. Dr. Derby stated that Dr. Jill Winter, Center
for Applied Research at UNR, has been hired as the
Committee's consultant. Dr. Winter recommended that
each Campus complete an "Institutional Self-Study
Guide on Sex Equity for Postsecondary Educational
Dr. Winter informed the Committee that she has just
received UNLV's responses to the self-study and that
it is her understanding UNR will be submitting its
responses soon. She has talked with each Campus
Chairman and they are all close to completion. Dr.
Winter stated that she is available to assist the
Campuses in completing the self-study guide. She
will develop an overview of the self-study guide
and present it to the Committee at its October meeting.
Dr. Derby reviewed the calendar for the Committee's
work. It was requested that the Campus Advisory
Chairman be informed of the time and place of the
October ad hoc Committee meeting. Dr. Meacham sug-
gested that time be allocated at the Regents' Fall
Workshop to discuss the Committee's issues.
Mrs. Karen Steinberg, UNS Director of Institutional
Research, reported that the EE06 data collected for
1989 was distributed to each Committee member and
Campus. The Office of Equal Rights requests data
every other year; the next data will be compiled for
1991. Mrs. Steinberg suggested that when reviewing
the data from the EE06 report the data should not be
compared between Campuses, but used internally on
each Campus by comparing year to year data. She
reviewed the report with the Committee.
Mr. Klaich questioned whether data was available on a
national level regarding the make-up of the hiring
pools from which we choose candidates for positions
at the Universities and Community Colleges. Mrs.
Steinberg stated that there are some sources available,
such as the number of doctoral graduates in specific
areas that have entered the workforce, but that it may
be difficult to retrieve national data or statewide
data. She did state that census data are available
and estimations can be obtained. Dr. Derby directed
Mrs. Steinberg to obtain such data and make it avail-
able to the Committee.
There was a lengthy discussion regarding the defini-
tions used in compiling the EE06 report. Mrs.
Steinberg stated that there are clear and definite
definitions established in reporting EE06 data, but
that each Campus may interpret them differently.
Dr. Meacham suggested that the definitions used in
compiling the data might be discussed on each Campus,
especially with the Affirmative Action Officers,
prior to compilation of the report in order that they
be consistent throughout the System. Mrs. Steinberg
will convene the Campus Affirmative Action Officers
for this purpose.
Dr. Derby requested that the 1991 EE06 data be pre-
sented to the Committee at its December meeting.
Mrs. Steinberg reviewed the current Affirmative Action
report and stated that the past reports have been in
compliance with Federal regulations, but she has re-
ceived suggestions for including additional specific
information such as a breakdown into salary catagories,
race/ethnic categories, student information, etc. Mrs.
Steinberg stated that if such categories are to be
added, we could use the EE06 report, and the Affirma-
tive Action report could be delayed until the January
meeting of the Board of Regents. Dr. Derby suggested
that a new Affirmative Action report be developed and
The Committee approved to develop a new Affirmative
Action format and that refinement be made in the
Mrs. Steinberg stated that she is available to assist
the Campuses in submitting data for the Affirmative
Dr. Derby asked for Committee discussion on the issue
of students. In regard to the female student, the
following issues were addressed:
orientation for new students
programs in residence halls
President Crowley suggested that information on the
above subjects be gathered from each Campus in order
for the Committee to address these issues. Dr. Winter
stated that the first section of the survey does refer
to above issues, but suggested that a separate opinion/
perception survey be developed for students. She sug-
gested that each Campus Advisory Committee develop a
survey based on the information received from the self-
study guide survey.
Dr. Amy stated that UNLV has an organizational problem
in that the advisory group is not the appropriate
group, at this time, to deal with student issues. She
felt that it would be disastrous to take on another
project and complete it correctly within the stated
timeframe of the ad hoc Committee. Dr. Derby suggested
that Subcommittees of students and faculty be estab-
lished who could respond to another survey developed
by Dr. Winter, after the September 30 deadline, but it
was suggested that there would not be enough lead time
to complete this task appropriately. Mrs. Steinberg
suggested that this become a recommendation of the
Committee to the Board of Regents for future study.
October 24, 1991
(1) The Committee heard progress reports from the Campuses
on their self-evaluation studies. The final report
will be presented in December.
Dr. Jill Winter, UNR Center for Applied Research, in-
formed the Committee that the focus of the Campus
Advisory Committees has been on the perception survey
developed by UNLV and has been adopted by DRI and UNR.
She mentioned that questionnaires have been mailed to
all faculty and professional women and responses are
in the process of being analyzed. In addition, CCSN,
TMCC and WNCC have decided to conduct the survey as
well and their Advisory Committees are adapting the
questionnaire for use on their Campuses. The percep-
tion survey measures the effectiveness of the policies
which are the subject of the Institutional Self-Study
Guide on Sex Equity.
Dr. Winter stated that all 7 Campuses have completed
the Self-Study, which examines practices and policies
in effect at each institution. The perception survey
measures how faculty and professional women feel about
a variety of issues related to those practices and
policies, which include how women feel about hiring and
advancement practices, promotion and tenure, salaries
and benefits, administrative policies, the Campus en-
vironment for women, harassment issues and Campus
safety. The complex survey involves over 300 variables
and the results will be invaluable to the Advisory
Committees in making their recommendations to the ad
hoc Committee on Status of Women.
Since this is a completely anonymous survey, there is
no possibility of conducting follow-up to reach those
who do not return their questionnaires. Dr. Winter
reported that UNLV and UNR have achieved over 50% in
returns and DRI has achieved 70% in returns. These
percentages provide a measure of how important the
issue of sex equity is to women in UNS and how com-
mitted they are to assisting with the study.
Dr. Stephanie Livingston, DRI, thanked the Board for
creating this Committee and stated that the men and
women of DRI were pleased. In conducting the survey,
it was brought to the attention of the DRI Advisory
Committee the uniqueness of DRI, which included the
The faculty work on grants/contracts that are
DRI is not a teaching Campus;
Faculty are there because they want to there and
it is a unique opportunity for them;
Many women have either a bachelor or masters
There are fewer than 100 women employed by DRI.
Dr. Livingston reported that DRI is working on a self-
study report which includes both the administrative
and faculty woman's point of view. At this time, DRI
does not have a program to evaluate itself. A handbook
is being compiled that should be completed within one
year and DRI has hired an Affirmative Action Officer.
She reported that DRI EEOC data should be compared on
a national level rather than on a State level because
of its uniqueness. She also pointed out that women
are not making it through the educational system re-
quired in order to be part of the work force. She
stated that she was pleased with the high return of
Ms. Val Easterly, NNCC, thanked the Board for creating
this Committee. She stated that their Committee began
with 4 people and has created much awareness and in-
terest on the part of the faculty at NNCC. The NNCC
Advisory Committee has conducted personal interviews
and is implementing the following:
An awareness on the Campus
Changes in Campus safety (criminal activity, sexual
assault, safety) to include suggestions to the
facility Committee for Landscaping and Lighting
Perform perception survey as a group.
Dr. Jackie Kirkland, TMCC, thanked the Board and in-
troduced Ms. Bridgett Boulton, co-Chairman of the
TMCC Advisory Committee. The TMCC Advisory Committee
is represented by 14 members, both male and female.
It was reported that TMCC was on schedule with the
survey. TMCC has modified the perception survey for
their Campus. TMCC's ad hoc Committee on Status of
Women is an ongoing Committee and is in the process
of completing a Mission Statement. A faculty work-
shop and teleconference regarding women's issues will
be scheduled in the near future.
Mrs. Connie Cappuro, WNCC, stated that WNCC has com-
pleted the self-study survey and that the perception
study was being modified for their Campus. She re-
ported that the recommendations will be presented at
the December meeting.
Dr. Penny Amy, UNLV, thanked the Board of Regents and
especially Chairman Derby for being instrumental in
creating this Committee. She stated that UNLV has a
14-member Committee with one male. She reported that
UNLV has created a Subcommittee chaired by Dr. Cheryl
Bowles, which was directed to formulate a question-
naire to assess attitudes and perceptions of women on
Campus. She reported that UNLV will develop goals and
recommendations with President Maxson upon completion.
UNLV is seeking a standing committee of the Faculty
Senate and is establishing procedures for selecting
members and developing short-term and long-term goals.
Dr. Mary Stewart, UNR, stated that UNR has had a Status
of Women Committee since 1974 and has a Subcommittee of
faculty members, academic affairs officers and members
from the Women's Center. Dr. Stewart stated that UNR
was not focusing on students at this time, but will at
a later date. The UNR study has increased a sense of
community on the Campus and decreased feelings of iso-
lation for women on Campus.
Chairman Derby thanked the Campus representatives for
(2) Information Only: New Business - Ms. Tamela Gorden,
UNS Research Analyst, gave a brief report on national
data which she has collected for the Committee. The
full report is filed in the Regents' Office. The 3
areas in which the data were gathered are faculty,
degrees received and enrollment. The following are
items Ms. Gorden discussed:
Men make up the majority of full-time faculty in most
institutions and in most disciplines. In Fall 1987
men comprised 73% of all full-time regular faculty.
Men made up 97% of the full-time faculty in Engineer-
ing and 85% in Natural Sciences. (NCES "Faculty in
Higher Education Institutions, 1988", Table 2.5)
Women faculty have increased in number in the last
decade but the percentage of women faculty has in-
creased only slightly. The greatest gain has been
at the rank of Associate Professor and the least at
the rank of Instructor, as the following table shows.
(NCES "Salaries of Full-time Instructional Faculty on
9- and 10-month Contracts in Institutions of Higher
Education, 1979-80 through 1989-90", July 1991,
# Women Faculty % Women Faculty
Academic Rank 1979-80 1989-90 1979-80 1989-90 % Gain
Associate Prof. 16,563 25,122 19.8 27.8 8.0
Lecturer 2,271 3,871 45.3 52.3 7.0
Assistant Prof. 29,215 35,915 34.1 40.6 6.5
No Academic Rank 15,796 20,126 35.3 41.8 6.5
Professor 8,607 15,832 9.8 14.0 4.2
Instructor 13,682 12,266 52.5 56.0 * 3.5
*Although the number of women at this rank has de-
creased, so has the total number of Lecturers, caus-
ing a percentage increase.
As of the 1985-86 school year, the percentage of women
faculty was highest in two-year institutions and lowest
in Universities. ("Fact Book on Women in Higher Edu-
cation", Judith Touchton & Lynne Davis, Table 82)
An historical summary of numbers of faculty by gender
shows that while the number of women faculty increased
by almost 400% between 1869 and 1988, women faculty
still make up only about 33% of total faculty. (NCES
"Digest of Education Statistics, 1990", Table 156)
The percentage of tenured women faculty continues to
be lower than the rate for men; about half of insti-
tutions surveyed reported net gains while 10% report-
ed net losses in tenured women faculty for 1990. (ACE
"Campus Trends, 1991", July 1991, Elaine El-Khawas)
Of all tenured faculty in 1985, 21% were women and 79%
were men. Also in 1985, approximately 46% of full-time
women faculty were tenured, compared to 66% of men.
("Fact Book on Women in Education", Figure 65). Of
particular interest are the tenure rates for women
and men in the combined areas of Science, Mathematics
and Engineering. For men the rate in 1985 was 62% and
for women 34%. Except in the area of Computer Science/
Information Systems, this is true of most major disci-
plines. ("Fact Book on Women in Higher Education",
Overall, the number of degrees received by women
exceeds the number received by men at the bachelor's
and master's levels, but lags at the doctoral and
professional degree levels. ("Chronicle of Higher
Education Almanac", August 28, 1991)
In 1989 women earned 36.5% of the 34,319 doctoral
degrees conferred. The overall percentage of degree
recipients (male and female) planning teaching careers
was 36.9%. ("Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac",
August 28, 1991)
In 1987 the highest percentages of doctoral degrees
awarded to men were in the Physical Sciences and Life
Sciences fields. For women, the highest percentages of
doctoral degrees awarded were in the Education and
Social Sciences fields. ("Fact Book on Women in Higher
Education", Judith G. Touchton & Lynne Davis, Table 61)
Numbers of women receiving degrees at bachelor's mas-
ter's and doctoral levels in selected fields (1988-89):
("Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac", August 28,
# Degrees # Degrees % Degrees
Field of Study Awarded to Women to Women
Engineering 66,296 10,062 15
Engineering Technologies 18,977 1,560 8
Life Sciences 36,079 18,109 50
Mathematics 15,237 7,016 46
Physical Sciences 17,204 5,107 30
Engineering 23,713 3,080 13
Engineering Technologies 828 106 13
Life Sciences 4,933 2,449 50
Mathematics 3,424 1,366 40
Physical Sciences 5,737 1,533 27
Engineering 4,521 400 9
Engineering Technologies 12 0 0
Life Sciences 3,533 1,298 37
Mathematics 882 171 19
Physical Sciences 3,852 759 20
The percentage of doctoral degrees awarded to women has
increased over the years from 10% in 1950 to 35% in
1986, with the greatest gain in the area of Education
(37% increase) and the least in the area of Physical
Sciences (12% increase). By 1998, the percentage of
all doctoral degrees awarded to women is projected to
be 46%. ("Fact Book on Women in Higher Education",
Nationally, the percentage of women enrolled in higher
education has increased over the years and in 1988
women made up 54.6% of the student population. (NCES
"Digest of Education Statistics, 1990", Table 191)
Level of Study % Women Enrolled
First Professional 37.7
Enrollments of women have also increased in numbers
and percentages in the non-traditional fields of study,
as is shown below: (NCES "Digest of Education Statis-
tics, 1990", Table 196)
Ten-Year Trend, 1978-88
(for 4-year institutions)
Field of Study Enrollment # Women
1978 1988 1978 1988
Engineering 440,038 447,820 47,167 66,564
Life Sciences 272,560 223,022 117,589 113,988
Mathematics N/A 82,226 N/A 35,657
Physical Sciences 148,432 121,172 34,266 34,898
Field of Study % Women
Engineering 10.7 14.9
Life Sciences 43.1 51.1
Mathematics N/A 43.4
Physical Sciences 23.1 28.8
Ms. Gorden stated that this national study may be help-
ful to Campuses in comparing themselves with national
Chairman Derby reported on the ACCT Conference she
recently attended. She stated that there was a "human
capital crisis" in the nation and she found that other
States were facing the same types of problems as is
Nevada. She stated that the Sciences were not drawing
enough women and that there is attention on recruit-
ment and retention of women in these fields as well as
in other fields.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the ad hoc Committee on Status of Women. Mrs. Gallagher
seconded. Motion carried.
31. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose
of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-
sional competence or physical or mental health of a person
in accordance with NRS 241.030.
The open meeting reconvened at 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 24,
1991 with all Regents present except Regents Foley and Whitley.
32. Approved Contingency Plans
At its October 3, 1991 teleconference meeting, the Board
asked that each institution report on its contingency plan
for allocating the 4% cost-of-living increase for profes-
sional employees. These plans are contained in Ref. D,
filed in the Regents' office. Vice Chancellor Sparks
distributed UNSCS, UNLV and NNCC amendments to Ref. D.
Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that, if approved, the con-
tingency plans will be forwarded to the Governor with
qualifications stated for each contingency. UNS may want
to change this plan, if the Governor finds it necessary
to implement the 4% reduction plan submitted to him in
September, and UNS reserves the right to review the
Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the
State's revenues are approximately $13 million below the
projections. The sales and use tax is increasing somewhat,
along with welfare decreasing and school enrollments de-
Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept the recommendations contained in
the contingency plans, which are to be forwarded to the
Governor with Vice Chancellor Sparks recommendation that
UNS reserves the right to make changes within its own budget
as needed. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
33. New Business
Dr. Derby gave a brief report on the ACCT Conference she
recently attended. She reported that it was a very informa-
tive conference and very helpful in understanding the Com-
munity College mission. The national trends are very
sobering, economically and socially. The current demo-
graphic trends demand enhanced technical training for those
groups historically under-represented in postsecondary edu-
cation to prevent the creation of a permanent underclass
in our economy. Some Community Colleges have been forced
to cap enrollments because resources are very limited. The
Board of Regents' goal for UNS strategic planning coincides
with the national trend for planning. She strongly en-
couraged the members of the Board to attend the next ACCT
Conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona.
Chairman Sparks announced that she recently met with the
UNS Student Affairs Council and they have indicated that
they will be playing a more active role in UNS affairs.
Dr. Jackie Kirkland serves as Chairman of the Council.
Mrs. Berkley requested the Chancellor's staff to develop a
systemwide policy regarding students being excused for
Mrs. Berkley expressed her concern regarding the October
3, 1991 special teleconference meeting which was held to
discuss the professional 4% cost-of-living salary increase.
She stated that it was a very difficult decision, but one
that she would make again, if need be. She has learned
that some faculty do not wish to accept the increase and
she requested a directive to ease their consciences.
General Counsel Klasic stated that it is not permissible
to refuse the increase, but suggested that these faculty
donate their earnings to charity. UNR Faculty Senate Chair-
man Elizabeth Raymond stated that UNR Faculty Senate were
in the process of preparing a resolution in this regard and
have suggested charity donations.
Mr. Klaich expressed his dissatisfaction with the recent
edition of the "Sagebrush". He felt that the article ad-
dressing the Jewish population was disgraceful and strongly
emphasized the need for responsible journalism by the
"Sagebrush" staff. As a Regent, he was personally embar-
President Crowley announced that UNR will be hosting the
Western States Association of Faculty Governments at the
Peppermill on Mach 5-7, 1992.
President Gwaltney announced that NNCC has received the
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
Training Award, which is the highest technical award
given by that organization. President Remington and his
staff were commended.
The meeting adjourned at 2:25 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board