UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 24-25, 1991


Pages 7-60



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

(Interlocal Contract)

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

Rights Deed)

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

Screening Program.

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.

2. Introductions

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-

ing available.

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-

trative system.

Approved the following modification to Resolution #91-6:




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

Securities Laws.


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

Rank, UNLV

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

Performing Arts

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

Board consideration.

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,

Liberal Arts

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

1, 1991.

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.

Motion carried.

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.

Motion carried.

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

counseling services.

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.

Motion carried.

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

and staff.

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-

versity committees.

Community College of Southern Nevada - CCSN Faculty Senate

Chairman Candace Kant announced the following CCSN outstand-

ing faculty:

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

at UNR.

Western Nevada Community College - WNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Larry Goodnight announced the following WNCC

outstanding faculty:

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

the System.

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

higher education.

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

institutes; and

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

1990-91 1991-92

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate


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

Operating 85,000

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

and Whitley.

21. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Health Care

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

laboratory facilities.

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

steering committee.

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)

Technicians/Secretaries 30-40

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


Alumni 800

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.

Motion carried.

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.

Motion carried.

24. Approved Handbook Change, Student Government, Open Meeting

Law Regulations

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

Meeting Law.

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.

Motion passed.

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

Search Committee.

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

academic planning.

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.

Motion carried.

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-

ferent methods:

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

of Finance.

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

auditors uncomfortable.

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

his support.

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

satisfactory progress.

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

$73.7 million.

Dr. Bishop reported the following top ten sponsors:

Department of Energy

Department of Labor (Job Corp Service)

Private Industry

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 general

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.

Motion carried.

29. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Admission Standards

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

Committee theme.

Recommendation #1


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

a policy.

Recommendation #2


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-

sions deficiencies.

Recommendation #3


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-

sions program.

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.

Recommendation #4


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


Recommendation #5


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.

Recommendation #6


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

the System.

Recommendation #7



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

enhanced criteria.

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

of Women

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

later refined.

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

Action report.

Dr. Derby asked for Committee discussion on the issue

of students. In regard to the female student, the

following issues were addressed:

peer harassment

classroom dynamics

date rape

Campus safety

orientation for new students

programs in residence halls

child care

non-traditional fields

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

following reasons:

The faculty work on grants/contracts that are

renewed annually;

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

degree; and

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

the survey.

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:

A self-study

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

Self-defense classes

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

their reports.

(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,

Table 21)

# 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",

Figure 66)

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",

Table 76)


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

Undergraduate 54.9

Graduate 55.3

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

1978 1988

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

Jewish holidays.

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