11/17/1988

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 17-18, 1988








11-17-1988

Pages 70-91



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

November 17, 1988



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium

Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.



Members Present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman

Dr. James Eardley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members Absent: Mr. Joseph M. Foley



Others Present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Cheryl Bowles (UNLV),

Patricia Crookham (NNCC), Gilbert Cochran (DRI), Tom Kendall

(Unit), Robert Mead (UNR), Paul Nelson (WNCC), Dru Raney (CCCC),

Dave Wilkins (TMCC), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman June Whitley called the meeting to order at 10:35 A.M.



1. Approved the 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 Octo-

ber 6, 1988 and the special teleconference meeting held

October 20, 1988.



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

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



(3) Approved the following appointments to the College of

Education Advisory Board at UNR:



Rose Bullis Kathy E. Mandell

Barbara Allison Richard B. Marcucci

J. Richard Barnard Ernie Martinelli

Ann M. Carlson W. Rick Millsap

Nancy Cashell Marvin Moss

Dudley Cate Eugene Paslov

Aimee Chapman Nancy Peek

Gino R. Del Carlo Ronald Remington

John H. Dorf Robert Scott

Nikki Elliott William Ben Scott

Elaine Frankovich Charles Springer

Kay Loudon Roger Trounday

Michon Mackedon



(4) Approved the following appointments to the Master

Planning Committee at UNLV:



Donald H. Baepler David Hollenbeck

Leo Borns Fred Hubbs

Cherly L. Bowles Donna Jordan

Susan Bozarth Harry E. Neel, Jr.

Hugh Burgess William Snyder

Theresa Chiang Carolyn Sparks

Steve Evenson George Tate

Robert A. Fielden John C. Unrue

George Garlock Elaine Wynn



(5) Approved the establishment of a Social Work Advisory

Board at UNLV to provide the Department of Social Work

with community input and resources. This board will

enable a two-way support system with the Department of

Social Work and social service professionals and

agencies to strengthen the Department and its work with

the community. The advisory board members recommended

for appointment are:



Barbara Brady Jerry Griepentrog

Rosalie Clark Donna Hall

John Dantis Barbara Hammargren

Pat Duncombe John Mendoza

Jim Dunton John Sarb

Vincent Fallon Doug Sudduth

Flo Gra



(6) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Wildlife



Effective: Extension of 6 months, now making the

termination date December 31, 1991

Amount : $9,473.50 addition to original contract

amount ($92,655), making total contract

amount $102,128.50

Purpose : Extension of time and addition of funds

for original contract, for studying the

rooting characteristics of riparian

vegetation related to stream channel

erosion. (Previously approved by the

Board of Regents in 1987.)



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Wildlife



Effective: July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989

Amount : $26,000 to be paid to UNR

Purpose : Density distribution and habitat use of

the Black Bear in Nevada.



C. UNS Board of Regents/WNCC and the State Occupation-

al Information Coordinating Committee



Effective: From date approved by Board of Regents

to June 31, 1989

Amount : $1500 maximum to be paid to SOICC by

WNCC

Purpose : Allowing WNCC access to the Career

Information System for use in certain

specified career information products.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval

of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



President Calabro introduced newly appointed Faculty Senate

Chairman Paul Nelson.



President Gwaltney introduced ASTM President Gary Young and

ASTM Senator Jerry Newton.



Mrs. Sheerin introduced Regent-Elect Jill Derby.



Chairman Whitley introduced Regent-Elect Lonnie Hammargren.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Whitley informed the Board that President Bill Berg

has announced he will retire in 1989, having served at NNCC

since 1973, first as Executive Vice President, then as Pres-

sident since 1978. She stated that when he steps down he

will leave us all richer by far, for he has been an extreme-

ly forceful Administrator and he will certainly be missed.



Chairman Whitley appointed the Regents' ad hoc Presidential

Search Committee in accordance with the provisions of the

UNS Code. Those members are:



Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

James Eardley

Chris Karamanos

Carolyn M. Sparks



Letters will be sent to the constituents at NNCC calling for

their recommendations for members to serve on the Institu-

tional Advisory Committee. The UNS Code provides for 3 Ad-

ministrators, 5 faculty members, a student, the affirmative

action officer, an alumnus and others as deemed necessary.



The call for the submission of applications will begin in

mid-January and it is hoped that the search can be completed

by May or June. The Regents' Presidential Search Committee

will hold a brief organizational meeting following this

Board meeting.



Plans for the Regents Workshop on December 7,8, and 9 are

being finalized. Mr. Robert Cashell will be Chairing a

session on boardsmanship, discussions will be held on

issues in higher education and the directions for UNS in

the coming years, and the budget process will be reviewed.



President Calabro, faculty and staff hosted a ground-break-

ing ceremony on November 16, 1988, for the new addition to

WNCC. Assemblyman Marvin Sedway, speaker at the event,

praised Community Colleges, calling them the "backbone of

higher education" and promising funding for the Colleges'

needs. He called on those attending to "do not beg, but

demand that your needs be funded."



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that the 1985 Nevada State Legis-

lature had allowed funds for a major UNS MIS project, $2.1

million to upgrade existing programs. UNS has attempted to

adapt the software, but has found that it is not appropriate

for the needs of UNS. Chancellor Dawson explained that UNS

will request funding in the amount of $4 million for the 1st

phase of a project to begin migrating towards mainstream

computing. The total request will be approximately $10-15

million, but would be allocated in stages. If the Legisla-

ture should deny this request, then UNS would be subjected

to work within its limits.



Chairman Whitley, on behalf of the Board and UNS, expressed ap-

preciation to retiring Regents Joan Kenney and Jo Ann Sheerin for

being very effective and beneficial to the University of Nevada

System and to the State of Nevada during the last 6 years.



5. Approved Award of Tenure, UNR



Approved tenure in the Department of Chemical and Metallur-

gical Engineering be granted to Dr. Richard Bradt, who is

to assume the position of the Dean of the Mackay School of

Mines, January 1, 1989. Dr. Bradt has had a distinguished

academic career at Penn State University and the University

of Washington.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of tenure to be granted to Dr.

Richard Bradt, Dean of the Mackay School of Mines at UNR.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



6. Approved the Appointment of Vice President for Research, DRI



Approved the appointment of Dr. William P. Bishop as Vice

President for Research at DRI, at a salary of $89,000 plus

perquisites, effective February 1, 1989.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the appointment of Dr. William

P. Bishop to the position of Vice President for Research at

DRI, at a salary of $89,000 plus perquisites, effective

February 1, 1989.



7. Report on Systemwide Enrollments, Fall 1989



Chancellor Dawson announced there was an increase in student

enrollments in all institutions for Fall 1988.



Vice Chancellor Warren Fox and Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Direc-

tor of Institutional Research, presented a System overview

and summary of the enrollment figures as contained in Ref.

B, filed with the permanent minutes.



For the 4th consecutive year UNS has experienced growth in

student enrollment. All 6 Campuses report increases in

FTE for the fall 1988 semester. Overall the FTE for the

System is 26,652 which represents an increase of 8.6% from

the Fall 1987 semester. The System currently serves 56,246

students, an increase of 5.8% over the number enrolled in

Fall 1987 and an increase of 118.7% over the last 15 years.



For the first time in 3 years, the percentage of students

who attend full-time has increased, primarily because of an

increase in the percentage of full-time students at the

Community Colleges. The percentage of women enrolled has

decreased slightly from 1987 and the percentage of minority

students enrolled has increased from 1986. Since 1982, UNS

minority enrollments have increased by approximately 1/2%

each year.



Mr. Klaich requested that the Chancellor's staff forward the

enrollment report to the Legislators.



Dr. Jim Rimpau, Research Analyst, informed the members of

the Board that the newly acquired computer equipment in the

Chancellor's Office has been very beneficial in reporting

statistical data in reports such as the enrollment report,

financial reports and the minority report. He stated that

the office is pleased to provide the institutions with the

data received and would be pleased to demonstrate the

process to those interested.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Systemwide enrollment re-

port for Fall, 1988, and that the report be forwarded to all

members of the Nevada State Legislature. Mrs. Kenney sec-

onded. Motion carried.



Chairman Whitley left the meeting and relinquished the gavel to

Vice Chairman Gallagher.



8. Approved Amendments to the 1989-91 Biennial Budget



Approved amending the 1989-91 Biennial Budget Request based

upon increased enrollments at UNS institutions. Vice

Chancellor Sparks presented the amendments, and clarified

that the amendments exclude 191 School of Medicine students

because they are not included in the formula, and include

Japanese students expected to enroll at UNR and TMCC in 1990

and 1991.



Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of amendments to the 1989-91

Biennial Budget Request. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion

carried.



9. Approved Handbook Changes, Grants-in-Aid Graduate Study



Approved to delete Section 9 - Grants-in-Aid Graduate Study

of Title 4, Chapter 18, of the Handbook.



The graduate awards were established by the Board of Regents

in 1960 to provide a waiver of consolidated fees for 18 stu-

dents registered for 9 credits or more in approved programs

of study. The awards are made at UNR, but are not funded by

the Board of Regents.



This program was initiated prior to UNLV receiving degree-

granting status and no awards have been implemented at UNLV.



The Academic Affairs Council and Vice Chancellor Fox recom-

mended that the program be abolished and that the 2 Univer-

sities pursue independent awards programs.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of Handbook changes regarding

Grants-in-Aid Graduate Study. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion

carried.



10. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held November 17, 1988, were made by Regent Jo

Ann Sheerin, Acting Chairman.



(1) Approved the degree of Master of Social Work at UNR, as

contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents Office.



The program will prepare students for advanced social

work practice and leadership roles in social work and

the social services.



An MSW degree was identified as a priority in the 1981

UNR Campus master plan. New licensing standards adopt-

ed by the 1987 Legislature require an MSW for employ-

ment as an independent or clinical social worker.



UNR currently offers an accredited undergraduate pro-

gram, through the Department of Social and Health

Resources. However, a separate administrative struc-

ture will be created to meet national accreditation

standards. A review of existing related programs was

conducted in social work, education, home economics,

psychology and nursing.



Enrollment is anticipated to reach 70 FTE by the 4th

year. Funding requests for the 1st year will include

one administrative position and two FTE faculty.



In answer to Dr. Eardley's question whether requested

funding was included in the UNS budget request, Vice

Chancellor Sparks related that this request comes

under Priority 4, New Program Requests.



President Crowley restated that the 1987 Legislature

required new licensing standards for an MSW in employ-

ment as an independent or clinical social worker. If

the Legislature should deny the request, then the State

may be placed in a position to change the law regarding

licensure.



President Crowley introduced Dr. Jane Lamb, Associate

Professor of Social and Health Resources, who concurred

with President Crowley's statements and added that if

funding were denied the program could not be accredit-

ed. It was confirmed that the request would fund

start-up costs and the FTE would sustain the program

in the future. It will be included in the next bien-

nium request as part of the FTE formula.



In answer to Mrs. Sparks' questions regarding space and

equipment, Dr. Lamb stated that space has been located

on the UNR Campus and computer equipment is being ad-

dressed on a Campus-wide level.



Mrs. Sheerin praised the proposal stating she felt it

was extremely well prepared. Dr. Lamb stated that the

proposal is on two tracks, administration and clinical.

The proposal indicates a scaled down curriculum that

includes a generalist core. 60 credits will be requir-

ed to obtain the Master's degree. The faculty will

consist of 3 current Department faculty who will have

joint appointments, and as requested in the proposal,

an additional allocation for a Director and 2 faculty.



(2) Approved the Professional Degree in Construction

Engineering at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in

the Regents Office.



This one-year postbaccalaureate degree (which will

include a combined total of 30 graduate and undergradu-

ate credits) will better prepare graduates for entry

into the construction industry.



Demand for advanced training in construction engineer-

ing is high. It is anticipated that there will be more

employment opportunities in the western region than

graduates to fill them.



No new State funds are required because the local con-

struction industry has pledged $300,000 over a 5-year

period. An evaluation of the success of the program

will be made prior to that time, and a decision made

regarding its continuance.



Enrollment is anticipated to reach 25 by the 5th year

of the program. Committed funds will provide for part-

time appointments of industry-affiliated faculty and

5 scholarships per year.



It was explained that the local construction industry

pledge of $60,000 per year for 5 years will be expended

on institutional costs and additional faculty. This

degree can be applied to a professional engineering

degree.



Mrs. Sparks complimented the union between the communi-

ty and the Campus. She emphasized that the community

recognized a need for this program and donated funds to

see that the program was initiated.



Dr. John Epps, Dean of the College of Engineering,

stated that the professional requirements are 1) a BS

from an accredited engineering school with 2-4 years

experience; or 2) 10 years of experience and passing of

an examination.



Mrs. Sheerin inquired why a master's degree was not

being sought, and it was explained that the quality of

full-time faculty had not been established, that

specialists are needed. The program will employ

persons from the private sector who are knowledgeable

in the field. He further explained that the courses

must be upper division or graduate courses, but that of

these, 9-12 hours would qualify for upper division

courses.



Mr. Klaich expressed his appreciation to the Associa-

tion of General Contractors and community members who

have labored over this program for the last 1 1/2

years.



President Crowley introduced Mr. Rowland Oakes, Execu-

tive Director of the Association of General Contractors

(AGC), and Mr. Bruno Benna, President of AGC. Mr.

Benna stated that the AGC has financed the program for

the last 15 years and has established 5 $4000 scholar-

ships. The construction industry has been losing stu-

dents because of inadequate training. The program

will instruct students in blueprints and construction

law. He noted that Stanford and University of Southern

California students have expressed an interest in this

program.



(3) Approved the formalization of a Center for Neotectonic

Studies in the Mackay School of Mines at UNR, as con-

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



The Center was established in 1986 as an informal

research component of the Mackay School of Mines to

address the rapidly increasing awareness by the public

and private sectors of seismotectonic and geological

hazards. It awards no degrees. The Center will ad-

minister basic scientific studies and review technical

information related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear

waste research project and other neotectonic studies.

A Director, appointed by the President, will be

responsible to the Dean of the School of Mines.



The Center has received domestic and foreign recogni-

tion for cooperative work with U. S. and international

organizations. In addition, the nucleus of outstand-

ing programs within the UNR Seismological Laboratory,

the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, the School of

Mines Cooperative Institute for Aerospace Science and

Terrestrial Applications and the Desert Research In-

stitute will provide an excellent environment for such

a center.



Financial support for salaries and any future equipment

needs will be provided by research grants and con-

tracts. Existing facilities are adequate to support

the program.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Sparks sec-

onded. Motion carried.



11. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held November 17, 1988, were made by Regent Carolyn Sparks,

Chairman.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNR Admissions and Records, July 1, 1986

through December 31, 1987. The audit report is filed

in the Regents Office.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Thomas and Mack Center, July 1, 1986

through June 30, 1987. The audit report is filed in

the Regents Office.



The Committee requested Vice President Buster Neel to

continue working with Thomas and Mack Center personnel

on efforts to keep the center on track. Mrs. Cardinal

stated that a follow-up report would be given in three

months.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the NNCC Child Care Center, July 1, 1986

through December 31, 1987. The audit report is filed

in the Regents Office.



(4) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the UNLV

Registrar and Accounts Receivable Office audit. The

follow-up report is filed in the Regents Office.



(5) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the DRI

Unused Annual Leave audit. The follow-up report is

filed in the Regents Office.



(6) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the DRI

Indirect Cost Proposal audit. The follow-up report is

filed in the Regents Office.



(7) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the

Associated Students of Truckee Meadows Community

College audit. The follow-up report is filed in the

Regents Office.



(8) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the WNCC

United Students Association audit. The follow-up

report is filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



Chairman Whitley recessed the meeting until 1:20 P.M. The meet-

ing reconvened with all Regents present except for Regent Foley.

Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting at this time.



12. Approved Contractor, UNR



Approved the appointment of Mr. Claude I. Howard to serve as

contractor for an addition to the Edna Brigham building.

The addition will house the University Student Health Serv-

ice and possibly other facilities. Mr. Howard contributed

the funding for the Brigham building and will provide fi-

nancial support for the addition as well. Construction

costs are expected to be $350,000.



President Crowley stated that he would present an update

report on the facilities.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the appointment of Mr.

Claude I. Howard to serve as contractor for an addition to

the Edna Brigham building. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion

carried.



13. Approved an Addition to Health Sciences Center, CCCC



Mr. Claude I. Howard has indicated a desire to build an ad-

dition to the CCCC Health Sciences Center to house a program

in physical therapy. At such time as Mr. Howard finalizes

the gift, President Meacham requested permission to accept

the building expansion.



The physical therapy program at CCCC, to be housed in this

addition, is in the final stages of development and will be

submitted for Board consideration as soon as possible.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of an addition to Health Sci-

ences Center, CCCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Whitley recessed the meeting until 1:55 p.m. to hold

meetings of the members of the corporation of the University of

Nevada System Foundations. The meeting reconvened with all Re-

gents present except for Regent Foley.



14. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held November 17, 1988, were made by Regent

James Eardley, Chairman.



(1) Approved to use Capital Improvement Fee Fund in the

amount of $16,150 for the following purposes at WNCC:



Additional Construction Costs $ 4,650.00

Phase II, Fallon Campus



Miscellaneous 11,500.00

Mechanical maintenance, Carson

and Fallon Campuses



Total Request $16,150.00



(2) Approved to use Capital Improvement Fee Fund in the

amount of $150,000 to install a telephone registration

system at UNLV.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



15. Report of the Legislative Network Committee



A report of the Legislative Network Committee meetings, held

October 26, 1988 and November 15, 1988, was made by Regent

Klaich, Chairman. He stated that the Committee met in Reno

and Las Vegas to review the budget process.



16. Report and Recommendation of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



A report and recommendation of the Legislative Liaison Com-

mittee meeting, held November 17, 1988, were made by Regent

Daniel Klaich, Chairman.



(1) Mrs. Gallagher related that the Legislative Network

Committee held 2 meetings, in Reno on October 26, 1988

and in Las Vegas on November 15, 1988. Vice Chancellor

Sparks presented the biennial budget request. The pur-

pose of the meetings had been to acquaint the network

members with the budget and priorities and to seek

their support as needed during the upcoming 1989 State

Legislative Session.



At the meeting in Las Vegas, Mr. Hal Smith who had just

won election to the Nevada State Assembly, pledged his

support to UNS in its bid for the return of the slot-

tax rebate funds to be allocated for capital improve-

ments within the System. The Regents had requested a

bill draft and, if successful, approved these funds to

be used for maintenance projects.



Vice Chancellor Sparks related that the UNS has been

authorized to spend student fees collected this current

year which are a result of the enrollment growth over

that which had been budgeted.



Mr. Sparks requested the Committee to approve seeking a

legislative bill draft which would authorize the Campus

to expend other non-student generated fees which have

been received as a result of increases in indirect cost

recovery from grants and all other non-student generat-

ed fees received, which had not been budgeted. This

would allow Campuses to add sections of requested

classes and would help to defray part-time faculty

salaries.



Mr. Sparks related that there is an item on the Re-

gents meeting agenda requesting authorization to amend

the 1989-91 biennial budget request to handle the UNS

enrollment increase of 8.7%. Cost for this item in the

Base Budget would be approximately $5.5 million the 1st

year of the biennium and $8.8 million for the 2nd.



He announced that the Nevada State revenue study is to

be presented to the Interim Legislative Committee in

Carson City on Friday.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tion of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



17. Report and Recommendation of the Estate Fund Committee



A report and recommendation of the Estate Fund Committee

meeting, held November 17, 1988, were made by Regent Joan

Kenney, Chairman.



(1) Approved allowing NNCC to alter its grant requests for

use of the UNS Estate Fund for fiscal 1989.



NNCC is seeking National League for Nursing (NLN) ac-

creditation and requested it be allowed to change its

proposed grant request priorities as outlined in Ref.

E-1, filed in the Regents Office.



Mr. Charles Greenhaw, Dean of Instruction, explained

that the accreditation process will consist of develop-

ing the curriculum the 1st year, self-study the 2nd

year, and NLN evaluation the 3rd year. The total

amount to be shifted to the accreditation process is

$37,000. NNCC is requesting release time for 1 class

for an instructor. Another instructor will substitute.



Mrs. Sheerin expressed support for the changes occur-

ring at NNCC and felt this was an excellent use of the

estate funds. Mrs. Gallagher stated that she had met

with the NNCC faculty and was impressed with their

determination.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and recommendation

of the Estate Fund Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



18. Approved Renaming the Social Sciences Center, DRI



Approved renaming of the Social Sciences Center the Quater-

nary Sciences Center at DRI. See Ref. I, filed in the Re-

gents Office.



Quaternary sciences is the study of the most recent geologi-

cal epoch, a period that encompasses the last 1.8 million

years until the present. The quaternary is a period of

enormous interest to Nevadans as it embodies a time span

that, while short in terms of the earth's history, has

witnessed drastic changes in the Great Basin's environments,

especially in its climate, hydrology, plant and animal life.

The early part of the quaternary, known as the Ice Age, is

characterized by mid-latitude cooling, as monitored by

changes in animal life and the development of glaciers in

mountainous areas and lakes in intermountain valleys.



When the Ice Age ended, approximately 10,000 years ago, the

Great Basin environment rapidly evolved to its present

appearance. During this period fairly radical changes

occurred in native animals and plant distributions, the

appearance of the landscape itself, and in the ways people

structured their lives to live in the changing environment.



Quaternary sciences seeks through interdisciplinary study to

understand environmental changes and changes in human

adaptation that characterize this period. Such research

involves the fields of geology, climate, botany, zoology,

archaeology and anthropology. Through improved understand-

ing of these environmental changes during the last 1.8 mil-

lion years, scientists develop better understanding of the

periodic changes that may affect the Earth's future climate;

and in particular, environmental changes that may occur in

the Great Basin.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval to rename the Social Sciences

Center to Quaternary Sciences Center at DRI. Mrs. Kenney

seconded. Motion carried.



19. Report on Affirmative Action



The annual report on affirmative action activities was pre-

sented. Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Re-

search, provided an overview of the 1987-88 affirmative ac-

tion report including reporting formats and Systemwide sta-

tistics. Representatives from the Campuses reported on

Campus statistics, programs, goals and accomplishments.

The statistics for each Campus are contained in the follow-

ing references which are filed in the Regents Office:



System and Campus Summaries, Ref. C

System and Campus Workforce and Student Body, Ref. D

Tenure and Promotions, 1987-88, Ref. E

Full-Time Professional Staff Hired, 1987-88, Ref. F



Highlights of the various reports included the following:



UNR has targeted faculty recruitment of females and

minorities for under-represented areas and will provide

financial incentives for successful recruitment and hires.

Due to growth at UNLV many faculty were hired on a temporary

basis, however, several of these hires were female and

minority and it is hoped that they will transfer into

permanent positions. DRI, CCCC and TMCC have all made

progress over the last year toward meeting their goals.

NNCC is targeting their activities toward Native Americans.

WNCC updated their affirmative action plan this past year

and continue to work to meet their goals.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the affirmative action re-

port. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



20. Report on Campus Plans for Recruitment, Admission and

Retention of Minority Students



At the June 1988 meeting, the Board adopted recommendations

of the University of Nevada System Student Minority Outreach

Task Force. One recommendation called for each Campus to

prepare by November 1988 a plan for the recruitment, admis-

sion and retention of minority students based upon the find-

ings of the Task Force. Representatives from the Campuses

presented their Campus plans.



Highlights of the various reports included the following:



UNR has seen significant increases in the number of

minority students enrolling in the last year. They

will continue to work on retention and propose scholar-

ships for minority students.



UNLV is committed to increasing its recruitment activi-

ties early in students' high school careers, as well as

planning significant retention measures.



CCCC has proposed a new office of Ethnic Entry and Re-

tention Center to be established on their Campus this

year. They are also continuing their ethnic lectures

series.



TMCC proposed a program that included role models,

tracing system and an ongoing committee composed of

faculty, staff and students to evaluate their progress.



WNCC proposed an outreach position to work with Native

American students and will also work to create a minor-

ity center on Campus.



Details of the Campus plans can be found in the following

references:



UNR, Ref. G-1

CCCC, Ref. G-2

TMCC, Ref. G-3

WNCC, Ref. G-4

UNLV, Ref. G-5

NNCC, Ref. G-6



The above references are filed with the permanent minutes.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report on Campus plans

for recruitment, admission and retention of minority stu-

dents. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the National Science Founda-

tion has developed a program to increase numbers of women

and minorities employed in science, inasmuch as it was dis-

covered that a limited number of women and minorities had

Ph. D.'s, which presents difficulty in recruiting for pro-

fessional positions. It is suggested that the level of a

bachelor's degree be sought in recruiting for professional

positions, then assistance be given to the person who wishes

to achieve his Ph. D.



21. Approved Handbook Changes. Student Recruitment and Retention

Policy



Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 8, Student

Recruitment and Retention Policy, as contained in Ref. H,

filed in the Regents Office. These changes are the result

of review of the UNS Task Force on Student Minority Out-

reach and of the General Counsel.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the Handbook changes regard-

ing Student Recruitment and Retention Policy. Mrs. Gallagh-

er seconded. Motion carried.



22. Report on National League for Nursing Accreditation for

Community Colleges



Continued discussion was held concerning UNS Community Col-

leges' readiness to seek NLN accreditation for nursing pro-

grams. A clarification of costs and source of funds re-

quired for accreditation was presented by Community College

Presidents.



Vice Chancellor Fox informed the Board that the Community

College Presidents have agreed to seek NLN accreditation and

request approval of the following schedule for accreditation

to begin in 1991-1992:



CCCC - 1 - 2 years

NNCC - 3 - 5 years

TMCC - 2 - 3 years

WNCC - 2 - 3 years



NNCC will utilize the UNS Estate Fund to assist in achieving

accreditation.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to accept the Community Col-

lege Presidents' recommendations in regard to the above time

table. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher expressed appreciation for the cooperation of

the Community Colleges.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval that the 1991 graduates of the

Community Colleges be eligible to transfer their credits to

Universities in accordance with Phase II, Model B as pre-

sented by the nursing task force in January, 1988. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Sheerin explained that Phase II, Model B provides for

direct transferability of up to 30 credits to the Univer-

sities and eliminates the examination process.



The Community Colleges were directed to submit a progress

report by February 1, 1989 to the Chancellor's Office, and

semi-annually thereafter.



23. Approved to Waive One-Year Filing Period for Early

Retirement, UNS



Approved waiving the one-year filing period of the early

retirement request for Mr. Richard Coffill, University of

Nevada System Computing Services.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval to waive the one-year filing

period for early retirement for Mr. Richard Coffill. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved Resolutions



Approved the following resolutions honoring service to the

University of Nevada System of retiring Regents Joan Kenney

and Jo Ann Sheerin.



RESOLUTION #88-10



WHEREAS, Joan Kenney has been a dedicated member of the

Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System for

6 years, since January, 1982; and



WHEREAS, during her tenure as Regent she has freely and

unselfishly devoted time and attention to this public

office, seeking always the advancement and appropriate

growth of the University System as a whole; and



WHEREAS, Mrs. Kenney ably and honorably served as Vice

Chairman of the Board from 1985 to 1987; and



WHEREAS, her strong interest in occupational education

resulted in a Presidential appointment to the National

Board of Vocational Education; and



WHEREAS, Mrs. Kenney's genuine love and concern for

high-quality educational opportunities for persons of

all ages has resulted in her serving Nevada's public

schools throughout the 1970s as a member of the State

Board of Education; and



WHEREAS, her broad view of all levels of Nevada educa-

tion contributed to publication of a Systemwide Joint

Task Force report, "Making High School Work",



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

gents of the University of Nevada System, on behalf of

its individual members, the Administration, the facul-

ties, staff and students, hereby expresses its most

sincere appreciation to Joan Kenney for her dedicated

service to the University of Nevada System; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Regents sincerely hope

that her interest in and support of the University Sys-

tem will continue and that the higher education com-

munity will continue to benefit from her wise counsel.



RESOLUTION #88-11



WHEREAS, Jo Ann Sheerin served as a Regent of the Uni-

versity of Nevada System from January, 1982 through

December, 1988; and



WHEREAS, during her tenure as Regent she has freely and

unselfishly devoted time and attention to this public

office, seeking always the advancement and appropriate

growth of the University System; and



WHEREAS, under her Chairmanship of the Academic Affairs

Committee more stringent academic requirements for en-

tering students and a more thorough review of new aca-

demic programs were enacted, and



WHEREAS, she ably represented Nevada as a member of the

National Association of Community College Trustees and

also was elected to several offices of its Board of

Directors, including Treasurer and Vice President, serv-

ing students across the nation in this capacity;



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

gents of the University of Nevada System, on behalf of

its individual members, the Administration, the facul-

ties, staff and students, hereby expresses to Jo Ann

Sheerin its most sincere appreciation of or dedicated

and effective service to the University of Nevada Sys-

tem; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Regents sincerely hope

that her interest in and support of the University Sys-

tem will continue and that the System community will

continue to benefit from her wise counsel.



Dr. James Eardley moved approval of the resolutions honoring

retiring Regents Joan Kenney and Jo Ann Sheerin. Mr. Kara-

manos seconded. Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

11-17-1988