11/18/1992

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 18-19, 1992








11-18-1992

Pages 1-36



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

November 18-20, 1992



The Board of Regents met on November 18, 1992 at the System

Administration building in Reno, and on November 19-20, 1992 in

the Pine Auditorium, Jot Travis Student Union, University of

Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley



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 Ron Remington, NNCC

Vice President Dale Schulke, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),

Carolyn Collins (CCSN), Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Egami

(DRI), Michon Mackedon (WNCC), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Ellen Pillard

(UNR), Robert Skaggs (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Carolyn Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:50 A.M.

Wednesday, November 18, 1992, with all Regents present.



1. Regents' Workshop



The Regents met in workshop session with Dr. Sanford Jaffee

and Dr. Linda Stamato of the Rutgers University Center for

Conflict Resolution. Both Dr. Jaffee and Dr. Stamato have

served on the governing board for Rutgers University. Dr.

Jaffee served as Chairman of the Budget and Finance Commit-

tee and Dr. Stamato served as Chairman of the Board, and

were, therefore, very familiar with the problems and con-

cerns facing a board of higher education. The workshop

consisted of short lectures and discussions on how to re-

solve conflicts whether on a board level or on a personal

basis. The focus was on communications skills, concepts

and strategies. They stressed that how a problem is dealt

with makes the difference in the outcome.



The causes of conflict and the various ways in which they

could be handled were discussed. Role playing was a part

of the exercise, with the various solutions to the problem

examined. One exercise was written to show adversarial

bargaining views. Interest-based negotiation and collabo-

rative problem solving was discussed, featuring,



1) interests, not positions

2) separation of people from the problems

3) generating options

4) using objective criteria

5) discovering the best alternative to a negotiated

agreement

6) pressure relationships



General negotiation techniques were given through role

playing:



1) ask questions, seek information

2) test for understanding (recapitulate)

3) provide reasons to substantiate statements and

positions

4) label or preface with constructive phrases



One should avoid making irritating remarks, defend or at-

tack, or show aggressive behavior during negotiations.



When negotiating with a reluctant or difficult person, the

following should be observed:



make serious contact

communicate

don't over-react

build trust

reframe problem

look for unmet interest

make it hard to say, "No"

deal with both threats and promises

keep a way out open

watch out for the bias factor

one should also use the "I" sentence, not "we" ... "how

I see it ...", etc. This is much less threatening.



The workshop session recessed at 5:30 P.M. and reconvened in open

session at 8:20 A.M. Thursday, November 19, 1992 with all Regents

present except Regent Hammargren.



2. 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

October 8-9, 1992.



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

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



(3) Approved an extension of a leave of absence from UNR

for Terry Woodin, who is serving as Program Director

for a division of the National Science Foundation.

The original leave granted was April 1, 1992 through

March 31, 1993. She has requested an extension

through August 30, 1933. This extension is for leave

without pay.



(4) Approved the following appointment to the School of

Medicine Advisory Board:



William Stephen, Las Vegas



(5) Approved the following appointments to the College of

Education Advisory Board at UNR:



Barbara Hug, Reno

Mary Lombardo, Reno

Alma Westergard, Reno



In addition, deleted members Gino Del Carlo and

Bob Jones.



(6) Approved the following appointments to the Lied

Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Committee

at UNLV:



Sherryl Andrus Glen Barton

Keith W. Basset Joan Buchanan

Mike Clauretie F. M. Corrigan

Patrick Egger Gary Gardner

Kathy Hilty James Hobby

Robert Kuhl Lynn Luman

Michael S. Mack Debra March

Mitchell E. Mize Brad Nelson

Michael "Nick" Niarchos Norval F. Pohl

Basil Raffa Shirley Rappaport

George Rapson Patsy Redmond

Ronn Reiss John Restrepo

Christina Rouse Marv Rubin

Larry Singer Florence Skurski

Ricky Sobers Leonard Steinberg

Irene Vogel Jim Wade

James Whitworth Nikki Wilcox

Jack Woodcock Judy Woodyard

Sally Young



(7) Approved the following appointments to the Management

Information Systems (MIS) Business Community Advisory

Council at UNLV:



John Haynal Steve Chapin

Ron Jones Ron Quenzler

James J. Ratigan Randy Ranck

Joy Ray Paul Padilla

Bill Newman Wm. (Bill) Robinson

Van Weddle



(8) Approved the following appointments to the Department

of Public Administration Advisory Committee at UNLV:



Dolores Brosnan William Curran

James Devlin Phillip E. Lowry

Nikolas Mastrangello Patricia Mulroy

William Noonan Donald L. Shalmy

Jon Sjoberg James Spinello

Carolyn Usher Steve Waugh

Janet Weiss



(9) Approved the following appointments to the Institute

for Risk Management Advisory Committee at UNLV:



T. C. Buckman Roger Burnley

Becky Counts Don Hardigree

John Hartman Patty Hutchinson

Warren Isom Allen Kaercher

Thomas Kerestesi Lou La Porta

Bruce Layne Rod Leavitt

Pamela Mackay Robert A. Mayer

Barbara Melioris Jim Neschke

Jim Pettis Jimmy Pettyjohn

Norval F. Pohl Jon Porter

Rick Pyatt Vern Ratzlaff

Jeannie Robbins Liz Roble

Nanc Robinson Richard C. Schmalz

Larry Schmitt Jim Silvestri

Ken Sparks Allen Vogel



(10) Approved authorization to use up to $100,000 of

General Improvement Account Funds at UNLV to address

needs related to the Americans with Disabilities Act

and to student advising.



(11) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budget for

Arts and Science Oral History Program at UNR:



1992-93

Budget

Estimate

Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 0

Revenue: Foundation 31,500

Total Source of Funds $31,500



Expenditures:

Professional Salaries $11,066

Fringe Benefits 3,773

Operating 1,661

Travel 5,000

Equipment 10,000

Total Expenditures $31,500

Ending Balance 0

Total Use of Funds $31,500



(12) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to June 30, 1993

Amount : None

Purpose : Department of Wildlife to provide

a 4-wheel vehicle to UNR as par-

tial support for mountain quail

research project.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Division of

Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation/Sierra

Developmental Center (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to June 30, 1993

Amount : $4125 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR's Department of Psychology

to provide one or more psycho-

logical doctoral candidate stu-

dents to the Sierra Development

Center to perform appropriate

psychological services.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and Department of

Human Resources/Bureau of Services for Child

Care (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to June 30, 1993

Amount : $9767 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide child care train-

ing to Bureau of Services for

Child Care.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Conservation and Natural Resources/

Division of Environmental Protection (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to September 30, 1993

Amount : $25,000 to UNR

Purpose : Small Business Assistance Program

for Fiscal Year 1992-93.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Conservation and Natural Resources/Bureau

of Chemical Hazards Management (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to June 30, 1993

Amount : $6210 to UNR

Purpose : Geodemographic Analysis of Poten-

tial Superfund Sites.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the City of Reno

(Water Rights Deed)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $10 to Board

Purpose : Transfer of 27.05 acre feet of

water for water rights for UNR

Residence Hall - Project #90-PP-

30.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Department of Human Resources/Division of Mental

Hygiene and Mental Retardation (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

until revoked

Amount : None

Purpose : Placement of medical student at

Southern Nevada Adult Mental

Services to provide psychiatric

services to client patients of

SNAMHS, Medical School to serve

as academic coordinator and

clinical supervisor of medical

students, and SNAMHS to provide

experience and training to medi-

cal students.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the Department of

Motor Vehicles & Public Safety (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to January 29, 1993

Amount : $5254 to TMCC

Purpose : Spanish translation of Nevada

Driving Handbook.



I. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Department of

Human Resources/Division of Mental Hygiene and

Mental Retardation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to June 30, 1993

Amount : $22,775 to CCSN

Purpose : Course for mental health tech-

nicians.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Nevada State

Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to June 30, 1993

Amount : $2000 to SOICC

Purpose : Nevada Career Information System.



Mrs. Gallagher 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. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks reported that the recent Association of

Community College Trustees (ACCT) Conference was well at-

tended by representatives from UCCSN - Regents Derby and

Sparks, Presidents Calabro and Meacham, TMCC Vice President

John Scally, and UCCSN Director of Community College Issues

Doug Burris. She highly recommended that members of the

Board of Regents attend future conferences of ACCT.



Chairman Sparks submitted the following resolution in honor

of Valerie Pida, UNLV student:



RESOLUTION #92-11



WHEREAS, Valerie Pida was a fighter never giving up

hope that she could win the long, long battle with

Hodgkins disease she had acquired as a child; and



WHEREAS, Valerie was an inspiration to her fellow

students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for

her courage and tenacity to continue cheerleading

duties, and to teach cheerleading to other young

people up until entering the hospital on November 2

to undergo a series of experimental treatments; and



WHEREAS, Valerie became a symbol of courage for many

Americans when thrust into the national limelight when,

as a cheerleader with the Runnin' Rebels during the

Final Four in 1987, an announcer told his television

audience of the spunky, upbeat, always smiling cheer-

leader who had postponed a much-needed bone marrow

transplant to be with her teammates and fellow cheer-

leaders; and



WHEREAS, this sunny, caring, young woman succumbed to

cancer on November 11, 1992; now, therefore, be it



RESOLVED, the University and Community College System

of Nevada Board of Regents extends to her parents,

Robert and Ayako, brothers John and Michael, and sister

Theresa, their heartfelt sorrow on their loss, and

express the pride and inspriration their daughter

Valerie has given to us all.



Mr. Klaich moved to consider the above resolution honoring

Valerie Pida as an emergency item. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the above resolution honoring

Valerie Pida. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson extended an open invitation to everyone

to attend the 8th Annual Winter Book Festival sponsored by

the University Press this evening, 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at

Harrah's Convention Center. Authors will showcase their

works and sign autographs.



5. Approved UCCSN 1993-97 Legislative Planning Report and

UCCSN Mission Statement



Approved the University and Community College System Plan-

ning Report: 1993-97 which focuses on the development of

the Strategic Directions adopted by the Board, UCCSN budget

priorities and anticipated programmatic trends at the

Campuses, and the UCCSN Mission Statement, as contained in

Ref. D, filed in the Regents' Office.



In regard to the 1993-97 Legislative Planning Report, NRS

396.505 calls for the Board to prepare a comprehensive

System plan to be submitted to the Legislature on a bien-

nial basis.



In conjunction with enhanced planning efforts within the

System, mission statements for each of the 7 UCCSN insti-

tutions have recently been approved by the Board. The

Mission Statement for the University and Community College

System of Nevada focuses on the objectives of the Board

in providing higher education services to Nevada's citizens.



Vice Chancellor John Richardson extended his thanks to the

Campuses, Director of Institutional Research Karen Stein-

berg, Senior Research Analyst Sunny Minedew, Research

Analyst Tamela Gorden, and Secretary Debbie Sage for their

efforts in completing this task. He believes the document

is a positive story about UCCSN that should be told to the

people of Nevada. The document emphasizes long-range

planning, strategic directions and future directions for

UCCSN.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the 1993-97 Legislative

Planning Report and the UCCSN Mission Statement. Mr. Klaich

seconded.



The document will be finalized, published and distributed

in January to the Legislature.



Mrs. Berkley stated that this document should be referred

to when speaking with Legislators and they should be en-

couraged to read the document. This is very important for

the members of the Board to impart this knowledge to the

Legislators.



Several of the Regents congratulated the Chancellor's staff

on preparing such an excellent report.



A discussion was held regarding UCCSN's involvement in

Nevada's economic development, and each of the Presidents

responded that their respective institutions were address-

ing the issues and have made several changes to their

curriculum. Mrs. Gallagher emphasized the importance of

UCCSN's involvement in the State's economic development

efforts.



Mr. Foley requested that the 1993-97 Legislative Planning

Report be sent to the economic development groups through-

out the State. UCCSN is in great need to fully publicize

higher education to the citizens of the State of Nevada.

He commended the staff for their efforts in producing the

excellent document.



Motion carried.



6. Information Only: Budget Update



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented an update on the Biennial

Budget Request. He distributed a handout that contained

the FY 1994 Base Budget Request and information on the State

of Nevada's General Fund, which is filed in the Regents'

Office.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the FY 1994 Base Budget

Request, as follows:



Excluding the new Business Tax and other revenue en-

hancements approved by the 1991 Legislature, Nevada's

general fund revenue collections in fiscal 1992 re-

mained about the same as fiscal 1991.



State general fund revenues this fiscal year (1993)

are expected to increase by about 3% over fiscal 1992.



If UCCSN continues to receive about 20% of the total

State general fund revenues, a 5% increase in general

fund revenues for FY 1994 would produce about $12.3

million in new general funds for UCCSN; a 7.5% in-

crease in new general fund revenues would be $17 mil-

lion; and a 10% increase in new general fund revenues

would be $21.8 million.



The Base Budget Request for fiscal 1994 for UCCSN calls

for a general fund revenue increase of approximately

$51.9 million or 28%, which has been adjusted for fee

increases approved by the Board of Regents in October,

1992.



The UCCSN 1994 Base Budget Request included the follow-

ing increases:



Restore the FY 1993 Budget Cut $21.9 million

Projected Enrollment Growth 8.6 million

Operation of New Facilities 3.0 million

Professional Merit Pool 2.6 million

Support Service Formulas 10.6 million

Increase Grants-in-Aid 1.3 million

All Other (Inflation, Federal Mandates,

etc.) 3.9 million

Total $51.9 million



As indicated above, a 10% general fund increase pro-

duces about $21.8 million in additional revenue for

UCCSN, which is just about enough to restore the FY

1993 budget cut but not enough to fund the other re-

quests.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that UCCSN receives approx-

imately 20% of the State General Fund. In order for UCCSN

to secure its revenue sources at 20%, either an increase in

State revenues of about 10% is needed, or UCCSN could obtain

a greater share of the State's resources (about 21% rather

than 20%), then the budget cuts could be restored. He felt

that would be very unlikely, in light of the current State

Distributive School Fund and the State's Medicaid program,

which are also finding it difficult to maintain an appro-

priate budget.



Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the

Governor has sponsored a Statewide government reorganization

study, and if all the recommendations are adopted, it could

reduce budgets in some areas, however it would cause a re-

allocation of funds throughout the State.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the State budget

process is being reviewed and is changing to a base budget

system, such as UCCSN's budgeting process. He is prepared

to suggest to the State Budget Office a new guide be used

to allow fair treatment for each of UCCSN's institutions

that would recognize the differences between the institu-

tions.



Mr. Klaich felt that UCCSN has a strong case based on the

recent budget reductions and increased enrollments and

UCCSN should have an opportunity to restore the budget.

UCCSN must be able to lobby differently than in the past.



Upon questioning about the K-12 budget, Vice Chancellor

Sparks responded that he is hopeful the upcoming legisla-

tive session would determine to reduce the K-12 budget by

$15 million as requested by the Governor, because if it is

not reduced, there could be a $32 million shortfall.



Dr. Eardley reminded the members of the Board that this is

the first time UCCSN has not requested salary increases in

its Base Budget Request. President Crowley stated that was

true, but UCCSN did request an increase if other State

employees received a salary increase. President Maxson

stated that salaries are a high priority and that UCCSN

needs flexibility in the base budget and at the institu-

tional level. The leaner the budget, the more flexibility

is needed.



Mr. Klaich stated that the Board should remember that stu-

dents are being affected also with increased enrollments;

fewer classes, therefore longer time in order to graduate.

Salaries are important, but reducing faculty and courses

is certainly not the answer. UCCSN must keep on track.



President Meacham stated that faculty have been greatly

impacted by taking on more workload without any reward.

He did not think this should continue. President Maxson

agreed and stated that it is easier to ask faculty to

increase their workload with an additional salary.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that it is time UCCSN refocus on

limited budget resources. UCCSN should not sacrifice

quality education, but may need to delete whole programs

or Departments. Mrs. Berkley stated that UCCSN should

concentrate on what is most useful in the future. This

will not be an easy process. Mr. Foley suggested that the

whole System be reviewed for its educational process.



President Crowley cautioned the Regents in deleting whole

programs or Departments. In lean years, it is vital to

become more creative in allocating funds.



Chairman Sparks stated that Nevada is one of the few states

that does not receive local funding for its Community Col-

leges, and suggested that this be an option to evaluate

for the future.



7. Information Only: Differential Tuition Programs



Director of Institutional Research Karen Steinberg presented

information about current programs within the UCCSN which

provide out-of-state students with differential tuition

rates; the information is filed in the Regents' Office.

These programs provide student rates less than the normal

out-of-state tuition. She stated, for the record, that the

information presented serves as preliminary information for

future discussions. She highlighted the information which

was divided into two basic sections: Out-of-State Programs

and In-State Programs.



Mr. Klaich felt that since CBS televised a segment regard-

ing the dismantling of higher education in California, and

indicating that California students would be taking advan-

tage of our institutions, the Governor and Legislators

would be addressing this issue during the upcoming session.

UCCSN should review all of its policies in this area. The

Chancellor's staff will review the policies and data, and

report back to the Board.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



8. Approved Fall 1992 Enrollment Report



The official Fall 1992 enrollment report was presented by

Ms. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research.

Campus and System data and information concerning enrollment

by gender, race-ethnic designation and full-time/part-time

status was highlighted, as contained in Ref. E, filed in

the Regents' Office.



Ms. Steinberg extended her appreciation to Ms. Tamela

Gorden, UCCSN Research Analyst, for her assistance.



The report indicated that UCCSN currently enrolls a total

of 65,900 State supported students, an increase of 4.5%

from Fall 1991 and an increase of nearly 60% from the Fall

of 1983. The System is serving 36,036 full-time equivalent

(FTE) students, an increase of 5.2% from Fall 1991 and an

increase of 65.3% from the Fall of 1983. State funding for

the UCCSN is based on FTE enrollment. In addition to State

supported students, UCCSN Campuses enroll students in non-

State supported programs such as continuing education, cor-

respondence courses, community services, and contract edu-

cation programs. The Community Colleges reported an addi-

tional 10,891 students in self-supported programs. The

two Universities estimate that they serve approximately

8,000 students for the same time period.



This is the 8th consecutive year that UCCSN has reported

growth in student enrollment. Following slight declines

in headcount and FTE enrollments in 1983 and 1984, enroll-

ments have continued to increase Systemwide.



Systemwide State supported Fall headcount has grown nearly

60% from 1983 to 1992. In 10 years, enrollment has grown

from 41,259 students to 65,900 students, an increase of

over 24,600 students. Total enrollment in the 4 Community

Colleges has increased 68% from 20,690 students in 1983 to

34,702 in 1992. The 14,013 student increase at the Com-

munity Colleges from 1983 to 1992 accounts for 57% of the

total System headcount enrollment growth over this period.



Systemwide Fall FTE enrollment has grown 65.3% from 1983

to 1992, a larger growth rate than headcount enrollment

over the same period. From 1984 to 1986 FTE enrollment

generally grew at about 1/2 the rate of headcount enroll-

ment. However, in more recent years, 1987 to 1992, the

growth in FTE enrollment (47%) has exceeded the growth

in headcount enrollment (31%). Over the 10-year period

1983 to 1992, Systemwide FTE enrollment has grown from

21,803 to 36,036, in increase of 14,233 FTE students.

Total FTE enrollment in the two Universities has increased

54.0% from 14,385 to 22,156 in 1992. This increase of

7,771 students accounts for 55% of the total System FTE

enrollment growth from 1983 to 1992. FTE enrollment in

the four Community Colleges increased 6,462 FTE students

from 7,418 in 1983 to 13,880 in 1992, a growth rate of

87.1%.



The majority of UCCSN students attend on a part-time basis.

33% of 1992 students attend UCCSN Campuses full-time, a

slight increase over the proportion of students who attend-

ed full-time in 1991 (32%). 86% of Community College stu-

dents attend part-time. 55% of students attending UCCSN

Campuses are women, 75.1% are white, 17.3% are minority

students, 2.2% are nonresident alien, and 5.4% are of un-

known status for Fall 1992.



Systemwide 29.4% of students are between 18 and 21 years of

age; 21.4% are 22 to 29 years of age; 21.2% are 30 to 39

years of age; and 11.5% of students in 1991 are between 40

and 49 years of age; 5.2% are over 50 years of age; 1.2%

are under 18 years of age.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Fall 1992 Enrollment

Report. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved Distribution of Tuition Increases



The Presidents requested approval to distribute tuition in-

creases as follows: 25% outside the budget and 75% within

the budget. Non-resident tuition would be totally distrib-

uted wihin the budget. This distribution is consistent with

the decision of the 1991 Legislature for the 1992-93 fee

increase.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the above distribution of

tuition increases with an amendment to change the wording

from "outside the budget" to "non-State supported budget".

Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the

Board of Regents recently approved, beginning Fall 1993, an

amount equal to 50% of all tuition and fee increases dedi-

cated to the State budget will be earmarked for student

financial assistance for improving access to higher educa-

tion. This 50% will be allocated from the 75% within the

budget. In addition, he explained that the 25% allocated

for non-State supported budget will be used for student

related activities, such as computer laboratories, counsel-

ing, scholarships, student government, etc.



Motion carried.



10. Approved Scholarship, Families of Deceased Thunderbird

Pilots



During the Summer, two of the Thunderbird Pilots, Maj. Bruce

Natardus and Lt. Col. Wendell Johnson, stationed at Nellis

Air Force Base were killed in a plane crash while on active

duty. Regent Whitley requested approval of this waiver of

tuition and/or registration fees for the immediate families.

Each pilot left a wife and two small children, a boy and a

girl.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of a waiver of tuition and/or

registration fees for families of deceased Thunderbird

Pilots from Nellis Air Force Base. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Dr. Derby questioned if this was going to be setting a

precedent for similar programs for others in the military.

It was explained that Nevada is the home State of the

Thunderbird Pilots and it is extended to them as a courtesy.



Motion carried.



Dr. Eardley left the meeting.



11. Approved Amendments, Regents' Bylaws



The number of members of the Board of Regents of the Uni-

versity and Community College System will increase in

January, 1993 from 9 members to 11 members of the Board.

As a result of this increase in numbers, various amend-

ments to the Board of Regents' Bylaws pertaining to the

number of members necessary to make up a quorum, take

action, call meetings or place matters on agendas will be

necessary.



Approved amendments to the Regents' Bylaws, effective

January 1, 1993, as contained in Ref. F, filed with the

permanent minutes. The first reading of the proposed amend-

ments was held at the October 8-9, 1992 Board of Regents'

meeting.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the amendments to the

Regents' Bylaws regarding the increase of membership to

the Board of Regents to 11 members. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



12. Approved Resolution: Employee Health Care Insurance



Chancellor Dawson requested consideration of resolutions

received from the System Presidents and Faculty Senates

concerning the recently announced increases in employee

health care costs and decreases in health care benefits,

and the manner in which this matter has been handled.

Ref. G, filed in the Regents' Office, contains those

resolutions.



Extensive testimony from various speakers was heard by the

Board of Regents, urging the Board to take immediate action

against the process and to examine the implications that

the new employee health care insurance would have on the

employees of the State of Nevada.



The open meeting recessed at 11:45 A.M. and reconvened at 1:40

P.M. Thursday, November 19, 1992 with all Regents present ex-

cept Regent Foley.



12. Approved Resolution: Employee Health Care Insurance

(continued)



Testimony continued on the employee health care insurance

issue. During the discussions, it was suggested that

UCCSN break away from the State Employee Health Care In-

surance. Mrs. Gallagher stated that she serves on the

Board of Directors for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and that the

State's benefit program is remarkable. She requested that

the Chancellor review other insurance programs and report

back to the Board.



Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.



Dr. Hammargren moved to accept the President's resolution

with a request for additioning funding from the Legislature

and that the Board of Regents and institutions share the

cost of a benefits position in the Chancellor's Office.

Mrs. Whitley seconded.



Discussion continued and it was determined that Regents'

Special Projects Fund would not be used to implement a new

position to address benefits. Dr. Derby requested that the

portion of the motion regarding the Board of Regents and

institutions sharing the cost of a benefits position be

removed.



Dr. Hammargren withdrew the motion. Mrs. Whitley agreed.



Dr. Hammargren moved that the Chancellor's staff prepare a

resolution on behalf of the Board of Regents that includes

the recommendations contained in the joint resolution. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Mr. Foley opposed. Motion carried.



It was requested that General Counsel Klasic compose a

resolution which would reflect the issues brought before

the Board regarding the employee health care insurance.



Discussion continued after item 23.



The open meeting recessed at 3:00 P.M. to move into the Research

Affairs Committee meeting and reconvened at 3:15 P.M. Thursday,

November 19, 1992, with all Regents present.



13. Report of the Research Affairs Committee



A report of the Research Affairs Committee meeting, held

November 19, 1992, was made by Regent Lonnie Hammargren,

Chairman.



(1) DOE/EPSCoR Traineeship Awards - Dr. David Mc Nelis,

Chairman of the UCCSN Research Council, related that

there will be Traineeships available from DOE/EPSCoR

in the Spring. These awards will be for $18,000 each.



(2) Nevada Regents' Research and Creative Activity Awards

- Dr. Mc Nelis announced that nominations for the

Nevada Regents' Research and Creative Activity awards

are now due in the Chancellor's Office. The Research

Council will appoint committees to review applications

and make recommendations at the February meeting. Dr.

Hammargren stated the Research Council may not be able

to raise enough funds for the monetary portion of

these awards, although the medals will be ready by

May when the awards are presented.



(3) Appointment of Chairman, EPSCoR - Dr. Mc Nelis related

that Dr. Arthur Anderson has resigned as Chairman of

Nevada's EPSCoR committee and that Mrs. Sandy Miller

has accepted the Chairmanship. The Committee acknow-

ledged the outstanding leadership of Dr. Anderson.



Dr. Mc Nelis explained that Nevada's Congressional

delegation had been of great assistance in obtaining

$60 million for grants for the EPSCoR states, and

that Nevada was presenting a proposal for $15 million

over a 5-year period. However, this would require a

$1.5 million match for each of those 5 years.



(4) Update of Search for Director, EPSCoR - Dr. Mc Nelis

reported that the Committee had narrowed the candi-

dates down to 4 finalists for the position of EPSCoR

Director. He stated that Nevada had received $100,000

from NSF for the first year salary for the Director.



Mr. Klaich reminded the Committee that funding for

this position is in Priority 3, and at this time it

does not appear that UCCSN will be funded for those

items.



Mrs. Berkley stated there would be no lobbying for

anything other than funding of the Base Budget at the

Legislature. Dr. Mc Nelis related the Research Council

might be able to raise funds for this position. He

added that there has been a 15% per year growth in

research in the State, and this position is sorely

needed.



(5) State Office of Science, Engineering and Technology -

Dr. Mc Nelis reported that Nevada is the only state

now to have a State Office of Science, Engineering

and Technology. The Research Council is working with

NISET to have a bill introduced in the Legislature to

create the position, even without funding.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



The open meeting recessed at 3:16 P.M. to move into Foundation

meetings and reconvened at 3:45 P.M. Thursday, November 19, 1992,

with all Regents present except Regent Hammargren.



14. Approved Naming of Building, UNLV



Approved the naming of the new Physics building at UNLV the

Robert L. Bigelow Physics building.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the naming of the new Physics

building at UNLV the Robert L. Bigelow Physics building.

Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting

held November 4, 1992 were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher,

Chairman.



Chairman Gallagher explained that all State Government is

being called upon for greater accountability, and urged

that procedure manuals and policy manuals must be in place

for all areas of UCCSN. Of particular concern at this time

are procedures of the scholarship funds. Mr. John Love,

Acting Director of Internal Audit, explained that a number

of Departments reporting at this meeting have never before

been audited. As those audits progressed, these Depart-

ments have cooperated fully and policy and procedure manu-

als are either underway or have been completed.



(1) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the UNLV English as a Second Language,

July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(2) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the UNLV Center for Public Data Research

July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The report is

filed in the Regents' Office.



(3) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the UNLV Center for Survey Research,

July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The audit report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(4) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the UNLV Payroll Department, July 1, 1990

through March 31, 1992. The report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



Mr. Love explained these were basically clearing

accounts. Vice President Harry Neel stated that

these accounts would now be reconciled quarterly.



(5) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the UNLV Scholarships, July 1, 1990

through December 31, 1991. The report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



Mr. Love explained that under the new CUFS system,

any overages will be rejected, so that the large

deficit discovered in this audit can no longer occur.

The minutes of the selection committees will now re-

flect documentation and reasons for the award selec-

tions. Mrs. Gallagher stressed that particular care

must be taken with these funds to ensure they are

being distributed as the donor wishes. Vice President

Neel assured the Committee that the controls are now

in place in the CUFS system.



(6) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the UNLV Copy Machine Activity, January

1, 1991 through December 31, 1991. The report is on

file in the Regents' Office.



(7) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the CCSN Physical Plant, July 1, 1991

through June 30, 1992. The report is on file in the

Regents' Office.



(8) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented

the audit of the CCSN Child Development Laboratory,

July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The report is on

file in the Regents' Office.



(9) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the UNLV

Residential Life, July 1, 1990 through December 31,

1991. The report is on file in the Regents' Office.

Mr. Love stated that deposits now are made daily.



(10) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the TMCC

Associated Students of Truckee Meadows Community

College, July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991. The

report is on file in the Regents' Office. Controls

are now in place to train the students as they assume

offices, and a Treasurer's report is made at each

meeting of the Association.



(11) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the CCSN

Copy Machine Activity, January 1, 1991 through

December 31, 1991. The report is on file in the

Regents' Office.



(12) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the CCSN

Scholarship Program, July 1, 1990 through December 31,

1991. The report is on file in the Regents' Office.

Mr. Love reported that the procedure manual is now in

place.



(13) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the WNCC

United Student Association, July 1, 1990 through

October 31, 1991. The report is on file in the

Regents' Office.



(14) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the NNCC

Child Care Center, July 1, 1990 through December 31,

1991. The report is on file in the Regents' Office.

Mr. Love reported that the Center is now filling out

the 1099's for volunteers working for payment of

tuition for the children.



(15) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the NNCC

Associated Students of Northern Nevada Community

College, July 1, 1990 through December 31, 1991.

The report is on file in the Regents' Office.



(16) Information Only: Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the UNR

JTU Activities Office, July 1, 1989 through December

31, 1990. The report is on file in the Regents'

Office.



Mr. Love stated that the procedures manual is now in

place, there has been a change of personnel, and the

Controller's Office is overseeing these operations.

Mrs. Gallagher asked that a follow-up be made within

four months.



Chairman Gallagher commended Acting Director of Internal

Audit John Love and staff for their work.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 3:50 P.M. to move into the Academic

Affairs Committee meeting and reconvened at 4:06 P.M. Thursday,

November 19, 1992, with all Regents present except Regent

Hammargren.



16. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held November 19, 1992, were made by Regent

Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) Approved a change in the degree title of an existing

program from the Ph. D. in Environmental Biology to

a Ph. D. in Biological Sciences at UNLV, as contained

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



This program was established in 1986 as the first

Ph. D. degree offered by UNLV. As the program has

grown, there has been increased student demand to con-

centrate in areas beyond environmental biology. As

well, faculty with expertise in other areas of the

biological sciences have joined the program, and can

provide education in additional fields. No changes

in curriculum or additional resources are required.



(2) New Business - Chairman Derby reported on the ACCT

Conference she had recently attended. The discus-

sions centered around the emerging change in the role

of trustees from the traditional role to one of vision

with the Board becoming more involved in planning.

One group had set goals similar to UCCSN's Strategic

Directions and is now measuring activity by key

performance indicators. That Board highlights one

of the directions at each meeting.



Mr. Klaich asked what was being done to promote under-

graduate education on the Campuses. Vice Chancellor

Richardson replied that will be reported to the Board

as the Campuses present their academic master plans.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 4:07 P.M. to move into the Legisla-

tive Liaison Committee meeting and reconvened at 5:05 P.M.

Thursday, November 19, 1992, with all Regents present except

Regents Foley and Hammargren.



17. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Legislative

Liaison Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meetings, held October 20 and November 19, 1992

were made by Regent Shelley Berkley, Chairman.



October 20, 1992



(1) Information Only: Legislative Planning - Vice Chan-

cellor Ron Sparks gave an update of current State

revenues, concentrating on the projected income for

the first year of the biennium 1993-95. He related

that the State for FY 1992 probably collected less

revenue than the previous year when comparing the

same sources. However, in the last session the busi-

ness tax and other new revenues were added. The State

is now projecting a 3% growth for FY 1993. He reminded

the Committee that the Governor left $17 million to be

cut from the current appropriations by the Legislature

when it meets in January, 1993, which the Legislature

probably will do if the 3% growth is met. He related

that the System Presidents have set aside funds for

these cuts.



The UCCSN has in the past received 20% of the State

revenue. Based on that 20%, if there is a 5% growth

in revenues next year, there would be $9 million in

new dollars for higher education. A 7.5% growth

would produce $13.9 million, and a 10% growth would

produce $18.6 million for UCCSN. The UCCSN Base

Budget Request calls for an increase in State funds

of $53 million. With these projections of growth

in State funds, it is obvious there will not be enough

new revenue to fund this request.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reminded the Committee that the

Board's highest priority is the funding of the Base

Budget for the System.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the components of the

Base Budget:



$22.0 million to restore current year budget cuts

$12.1 million to fund projected growth

$3 million to support new facilities coming on line

$2.6 million for the current merit pool of 2%

$1 million for new rental space for CCSN and TMCC

to handle growth



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the above items

alone would require a 10% growth in revenues but only

after the budget cuts are restored. On top of the Base

Budget, the UCCSN has a request of $75.7 million in

priorities and over $100 million in Capital Improvement

requests. He added that it was highly unlikely UCCSN

would receive more than 20% of the State revenues.



Dr. Eardley asked that this information be put into

chart form in order that everyone will be discussing

the same elements.



Dr. Ashok Dhingra, Vice President for Finance at UNR,

stressed that the support functions in the budget are

equally important and have always been supported by

the Board. He cautioned that there may come a time

during the session when these will need to be priori-

tized and stated his concern that the Board be allow-

ed to do this, rather than having the Legislature or

Governor's Office dictate. He also reiterated that

the $53 million in new monies in the UCCSN request

does not include salaries, and if there are no funds

for raises that will mean 3 years without salary

increases. This will greatly hamper any recruiting

during that time.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that his office will be

monitoring the budget process very closely to deter-

mine if either the Governor's Office or the Legislature

attempts to change the student/faculty ratios, since

this is a quick way for them to lower the needed amount

of State dollars. Another method is to increase the

the student fees. Chairman Berkley stated that she

understood the System has worked very hard to overcome

the 1981 cuts in the student/faculty ratio area. Vice

Chancellor Sparks related that in those 1981 cuts, the

student/faculty ratio at CCSN was raised to 26.5:1.



Vice President Dhingra stated that the Board now has

approved a very "decent" student fee policy and that

it was his hope the Board would tell the Legislature

they would not raise fees beyond this point; that if

cuts were to come, they must come from sone other

area. He related that students have the right to

know a year in advance of what the fees will be.



Mr. Klaich asked whether color charts of this presen-

tation could be made, and added that this presentation

today was only "survival rations" for the System. He

stressed that all those lobbying must be able to ex-

plain the UCCSN position, and that it should be the

burden of the Legislature to tell the people of the

State that if certain cuts are made, they are cutting

quality in higher education.



Chairman Berkley presented a 3-phase plan for legis-

lative activity:



Phase I - October 20-November 3



(1) Mr. Klaich is to set up two meetings, one North,

one South, between the Governor, Presidents and

business community leaders, wherein the community

leaders can stress the need for quality higher

education in this State.



(2) Contact candidates for the Legislature. The list

of candidates was reviewed and assignments made

to contact those candidates who had not been

reached.



Chairman Berkley asked that a 2-page summary, and the

charts, be available as quickly as possible for use

in making these contacts. Mr. Glen Krutz, System

Office, suggested that incumbent State Senators not

up for re-election should also be contacted.



It was agreed that discussions center only around the

$53 million needed for the Base Budget.



It was agreed that students are especially effective

in lobbying during the session, and that briefings

for them should be held. Between now and the session

it was suggested that the students should rally other

students on the Campus.



Chairman Berkley stated that the Board would not toler-

ate "mavericks" during this legislative session; that

it was important that all would be supporting the

UCCSN position as adopted by the Board. Chairman

Berkley stated she has been meeting with Dr. Jim

Richardson, lobbyist for the Nevada Faculty Alliance.



Phase II - November 3-January 17 (between election &

session)



(1) Finish contacts with individual Legislators.



(2) Legislators be invited on Campuses.



(3) Fred Davis, DRI - Chamber of Commerce Exchange.

The Chamber of Commerce sponsors a 2 1/2 day

exchange of Northern Legislators to the South;

and Southern Legislators to the North, to meet

with community leaders, tour certain facilities,

and become aware of the needs throughout the

State. Education needs are a part of this pres-

entation. Regents will be invited to a certain

number of these functions, but it was stressed

that this was not a time for in-depth lobbying

efforts.



(4) Finish the UCCSN data bank. Training will be

held on the Campuses by Dr. Bob Dickens.



(5) Meet with editorial boards. UCCSN Public In-

formation Director Pamela Galloway suggested

the Regents should meet with the main editorial

boards.



(6) Meet with various civic groups.



(7) Campus activities will be in full swing. (Decem-

ber 1 - UNR Leadership Forum, Lawlor Events Center

in Reno)



Phase III - Legislative Session



(1) Dr. Eardley is to develop a presentation by a

select group of business people, students and

faculty to be presented on the first day of the

legislative committee or sub-committee hearings.

The detail of the budget would then be presented

on subsequent days or in the sub-committee hear-

ings.



President Calabro suggested that these kinds of

presentations might be very effective when the

sub-committees visit the Campuses.



President Calabro stated that during the session

it is anticipated that there will be needy people

lobbying continually, and stressed the need for

the UCCSN presentations to be very, very positive.



Dr. Eardley urged that Community Colleges need to

be stressed.



Chairman Berkley reiterated that:



(1) The number one priority of UCCSN will be the

restoration of the Base Budget.



(2) Once the Governor has made his recommendations,

the System can then determine what, if any, other

needs should be stressed.



(3) Mavericks will not be tolerated.



(4) The spokesman for the System will be the Chairman

of the Board of Regents.



(5) UCCSN will be utilizing Regents, students, staff,

faculty, business community and other citizens in

its lobbying efforts.



(6) Students should consider sponsoring a "Students

Day at the Legislature". There will be a UCCSN

student legislative committee. Chairman Berkley

suggested they meet sometime during the November

Regents' meeting and report back to this Commit-

tee.



(7) Bill Draft Requests will be reviewed as they be-

come available.



(8) Chairman Berkley and Vice Chancellor Sparks will

review Governor's Office and Legislative Counsel

Bureau requests for further information on the

budgets to obtain the focus of those groups on

the UCCSN budgets.



Vice Chancellor Sparks related that he and the Chan-

cellor attended a meeting called by State Budget

Director Judy Matteucci wherein they explained the

UCCSN Base Budget. That office was not interested in

the UCCSN priorities list. Vice Chancellor Sparks

stated that he has not yet received a schedule of

hearings for the Presidents. Mr. Krutz suggested that

the Federal government is putting fewer dollars into

higher education programs, and added that he would

provide a list of those programs.



Committee members stressed that the Chairman of the

Board is the spokesman for the System and will lead

the UCCSN delegation.



November 19, 1992



(1) Calendar of Legislative Liaison Activities - Chairman

Berkley asked the Presidents to submit updates for

the UCCSN legislative calendar to Pamela Galloway for

coordination with the Regents' activities.



(2) Review of Bill Drafts - The Committee reviewed bill

draft topics which could impact UCCSN. It was agreed

that until the texts of most bills are available it

would be difficult to determine whether UCCSN would

be able to support or oppose a particular bill. The

Committee did agree to stand on several BDR's, and

asked Ms. Galloway to obtain background information

on others.



(3) New Business - Mr. Klaich reported on a meeting held

November 17, 1992 with the Governor. Present were Mr.

Klaich, Dr. Eardley, Mr. Bob Blanz, Mr. Steve Brown,

Ms. Shelley Turner, Mr. Bill Thornton and Mr. Keith

Lee. Mr. Klaich reported the meeting was very posi-

tive and that those attending brought a unique per-

ception to the meeting by explaining the necessity

for a quality higher education system to attract new

businesses to Nevada. These people suggested to the

Governor that perhaps a programmatic trigger which

would enable programs to be funded should State reve-

nues improve might be a solution to providing addi-

tional funding for the UCCSN in 1993-95.



Chairman Berkley encouraged Campuses to continue their

legislative activities, and to include civic organiza-

tions and service clubs as well. Dr. Eardley will

coordinate the UCCSN legislative presentations. Mrs.

Berkley will request joint meetings of the two money

committees so that UCCSN can make its presentation to

both at the same time. Mrs. Sparks related that,

through Dr. Ken Hunter's auspices, an economic impact

study is in progress and that information will be

ready soon. Mr. Glen Krutz stated that the student

government leaders had met and are planning a "Higher

Education Day" at the Legislature sometime in February

or March.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 5:05 P.M. to move into the ad hoc

Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting and reconvened at

5:10 P.M. Thursday, November 19, 1992, with all Regents present

except Regents Berkley, Foley and Hammargren.



18. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee

on Ethnic Minority Affairs



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting, held November 19, 1992,

were made by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.



(1) Status Report - Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of

Institutional Research, reported that the invitations

to serve on the Blue Ribbon Task Force had been initi-

ated. she is working with the Campus committee Chair-

ment to establish goals and priorities. Chancellor

Dawson is sending a letter to all UCCSN faculty and

staff asking them to become involved in the surveys

being done at their institutions.



Mrs. Steinberg reviewed a revised calendar of events.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich announced that he would not be in attendance during

the Friday, November 20, 1992 session of the Board of Regents

meeting, and expressed his appreciation to Chancellor Dawson for

addressing the issue of collective bargaining.



The open meeting recessed at 5:10 P.M. and reconvened at 9:45

A.M. Friday, November 20, 2991, with all Regents present except

Regents Derby, Foley, Klaich and Hammargren.



19. Information Only: Board's Role in Collective Bargaining



Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Caesar Napes, Consultant,

who discussed the role of the Board in collective bargain-

ing.



Dr. Naples stated that the process of collective bargain-

ing is an activity in which the System must be well versed

in order for the process to function appropriately. There

will be new terminology, activities, and relationships so

that the Board will know what the process can achieve and

what its limitations are for the System. The more the Board

can learn about collective bargaining, the better it will be

to administer and deal with the process. The Board's re-

sponsibility is much broader than one institution's repre-

sentation in collective bargaining and the process it will

be focusing on within that group. Management's responsi-

bility governs not only all employees included in collec-

tive bargaining, but also students and the public.



He stated that one of the first things that must occur is

that "management" has to identify itself as "management".

Collective bargaining requires that there be two sides to

the bargaining table and management has to be represented

with the authority to say "yes" to proposals and demands.

The union on the other side has the authority to make

those demands and to say "yes" to an agreement.



Management in this System is divided into two levels. The

policy and broader level is the level of the Board of Re-

gents; the operational level is the operation of the System

delegated to the Chancellor, the Presidents, and their

staffs.



Collective bargaining is an operational responsibility that

has policy implications in which the operational responsi-

bility is the conduct at the bargaining table. Dr. Naples

indicated that this is a very important concept, because

if the distinction between operation and policy is blurred,

the power to bargain does not reside at the bargaining

table, as it must in order to have good faith collective

bargaining, and then the focus will quickly shift away from

the bargaining table to a continuous lobbying function.

There must not be any "end-runs" in collective bargaining.



Dr. Naples stated that management's role is a very crucial

one. Management sets goals, seeks revenues, and directs

its use. Management represents the interest of the entire

group and insures equality of treatment among the entire

group and is the primary initiator of actions. Management

must view collective bargaining as a tool to further its

appropriate goals -- the long and short term goals of the

System.



Collective Bargaining should not just focus on temporary

problems; it is a long-term process. Dr. Naples added that

certain relationships and attitudes will change as a result

of collective bargaining. Collective bargaining does pro-

vide and presumes a certain conflict of interest between

the two parties. It is an adversarial process by its

nature which will give rise to the venting of frustrations

and feelings from both sides. Management must look past

that if the quality of collective bargaining is to be

maintained. The easy sharing of information that used to

characterize collegial relationships can now strain those

easy relationships until a comfort level is reached with

the collective bargaining process. The collective bargain-

ing agreement will be the prime document governing the

relationship and whether or not fairness is achieved will

now be measured by this document.



Dr. Naples emphasized the need to understand the politics

that will go along with this process. Union leaders are

selected and charged by their constituents to deliver pro-

tection and advances in areas that the constituents deem

to be important. A union leader cannot continually return

to his constituents without any agreement. One difficulty

collective bargaining has is that it cannot generate new

resources. It does well in terms of allocating the re-

sources. It becomes the management's primary responsibility

to figure out if resources are being shuffled around with

the existing resources, or whether management is really

able to expand the resources to meet the demands. Pro-

ductivity and efficiency are ways for the collective bar-

gaining process to address this issue.



Dr. Naples strongly emphasized that the Board of Regents

must think through the importance on how to define manage-

ment and how management will deal with the challenges

represented at the bargaining table.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether collective bargaining im-

proves the end product, the students, or the instruction

in the classroom. Dr. Naples responded that collective

bargaining does not focus on those issues, however it can

interfere if attention is not properly paid to the impact

of the concessions and provisions that are agreed to at the

bargaining table. Collective bargaining, in and of itself,

is not a damaging process or factor, but one must keep in

mind the impact it will have on students, the institution,

the public and the mission of the System.



Mrs. Berkley asked Dr. Naples to define the role of the

members of the Board of Regents. Dr. Naples reassured the

Board that they will not have to change their philosophical

or personal orientation, but that they must focus on the

responsibilities as management, and that policy be at one

level and operations be at another level. The Board sets

policy and the policy is: We expect education to occur;

we expect it to occur in an efficient way; and we expect

the right outcomes for the educational process. The

delegation vests the bargaining responsibility, that is,

the Presidents and their staffs.



Dr. Naples added the following to help clarify the role of

the Board of Regents:



A) The Board should learn as much as it can about the

process, so that information may be collected, and

the little bits of information that is received from

time to time will be meaningful. The Board will be

able to put the information in a larger context for

understanding the process.



B) The Board should remember that there are two parties

in an adversarial process. Each side checks on the

other side sitting at the bargaining table. So it is

unlikely that one side is going to be able to deceive

the other or deceive the Board, in that respect, be-

cause they each act as a check, that works in and of

itself.



C) The Board should look at the outcomes and analyze how

it affects the System, and whether it interferes with

the level of responsibilities and the Board's goals.

Are the Board's hands tied inappropriately due to the

outcome?



Dr. Naples cautioned the Board to keep in mind that every

bargaining relationship will be different. Each case will

bring forth prior situations and will carry forth different

challenges that will occur immediately and on into the

future. Questions must be asked of and responsibility

delegated to the chief operating officer, the Chancellor.

Dr. Naples stated that it may be difficult to look at

collective bargaining during the actual process. Bargain-

ing has developed several traditional practices which have

worked over time.



One such traditional practice is the sequential development

of the position of each side. Each side starts far apart

from the other side, but through negotiations and compro-

mises the sides begin to move closer. At the beginning of

the process each side may have an idea of what they are

willing to settle for, but throughout the process persua-

stion may cause a change in the plan. It is important to

remember that a "snap shot" at any one time of the party's

position does not indicate where the process is going to

end up and it does not show the actual direction in which

the process is moving.



He commended the Board for its policy that states at the

conclusion of a 60-day period, if the parties have not

resolved all their differences, a mediator who is a trained

neutral party will assist the parties in reaching a volun-

tary agreement. The voluntary agreement is the goal -- an

agreement which is imposed by neither side, or that has had

no agreement which leaves the decision to one side's own

devices. If the mediator cannot help reach a voluntary

agreement, then a fact finder is appointed. A fact finder

is also a neutral party who hears the argument and pres-

entation from both sides and then makes recommendations.

These recommendations are not made public. The recommenda-

tions are presented to each party. The recommendations

should be evenly balanced with advantages and disadvantages

for each side. The parties are then placed under the poli-

cies that require them to meet with the fact finder and

discuss the recommendations, and have a bargaining session

with the other side. After a voluntary agreement is reach-

ed, the fact finder's recommendations/report becomes a non-

document" which is never made public. It is only when the

parties cannot reach an agreement, that the fact finder's

report is made public and the parties are at continual

odds.



Chairman Sparks requested clarification that the Board of

Regents are placed at arms-length to the entire process

and Dr. Naples responded in the affirmative. The chief

operating officer, the Chancellor, should be delegated

that authority. The Chancellor is responsible for carry-

ing out the collective bargaining and then bringing the

end-product of that colective bargaining back to the Board

of Regents. It will be difficult at times for the Board,

either collectively or individually, to resist the tempta-

tion of getting involved in the process.



Chairman Sparks thanked Dr. Naples for his explanation and

advice.



20. Approved Election for Collective Bargaining



Under Title 4, Chapter 4, Sections 5 and 6 of the Board of

Regents' Handbook, the TMCC Chapter of the Nevada Faculty

Alliance met all the requirements for an election for the

purposes of collective bargaining. As a result, Chancellor

Dawson requested that the Board give authorization to hold

an election at TMCC.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval to authorize an election on

collective bargaining at TMCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



21. Approved Acceptance of Gift from Stanford University, UNR



Approved a mining claim Stanford University wishes to donate

to UNR. The mining claim, known as Pick and Shovel Mine,

is located in the Jarbridge area of northeastern Nevada and

includes two full claims on approximately forty-one (41)

acres of property. Stanford University no longer has an

active academic program in mining engineering and wants to

deed over this property. Stanford University would like to

have this matter concluded by the end of this year. See

Ref. I, filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to accept a mining claim gift

from Stanford University to UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



22. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for the institution, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the

Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



C. Elizabeth Raymond



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Evangelos Andrew Yfantis



Western Nevada Community College



William Mewaldt



23. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments from the institution, as contained in Ref. C, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Truckee Meadows Community College



President Gwaltney introduced ASTM President Charlene

Covington, who was nominated for recognition at the

October 8-9, 1992 Board of Regents' meeting.



Community College of Southern Nevada



Carole R. Registre



Western Nevada Community College



Lauren Chealander



12. Approved Resolution: Employee Health Care Insurance

(continued)



Chancellor Dawson presented the following resolution re-

garding employee health care insurance, and stated that

the resolution would be immediately sent to the Governor

of the State of Nevada.



RESOLUTION #92-12



WHEREAS, the Nevada State Committee on Benefits, with

minimum public input and time for review and discussion,

has announced a significant increase in the employee

dependents' portion of State group health insurance

premiums, coupled with a substantial decrease in

benefits and insurance coverage, at a time when cost

of living compensation increases have been frozen; and



WHEREAS, at a time when the provision of adequate health

care is in a state of national crisis, the State Com-

mittee on Benefits plans to lower the health care bene-

fits available to State employees; and



WHEREAS, because payroll deductions due to the increased

employee dependents' group health insurance premiums

will result in significantly large reductions in lower

paid State employees' take-home pay, such employees will

be forced to remove their familites from health care

coverage in order to meet their families' most basic

needs for food, shelter and clothing; and



WHEREAS, State employee dependents removed from the

State employee's health care coverage plan may become

a financial burden to the State of Nevada and its

counties,



NOW THEREFORE, with the full consultation and concur-

rence of the Officers and representatives of the em-

ployees of the University and Community College System

of Nevada, it is hereby resolved that:



1. We, the Board of Regents, along with members of the

faculty and staff of the University and Community

College System of Nevada, strongly protest the

recent sudden and devastating cut in group insurance

benefits and sharp increases in group insurance

premiums for State employee dependents.



2. We, the above named citizens, urge the Governor to

move immediately on behalf of all State employees

to:



a. Take every possible action to prevent the im-

plementation in January, 1993 of the aforemen-

tioned plan of the State Committee on Benefits;



b. Explore alternatives for solving this problem

such as cost containment through better man-

aged care, more preventive medicine, wellness

initiatives and incurring less, as well as

lower, administrative expenses on the part of

the State Committee on Benefits, rather than

taking a damaging approach of raising premiums

and reducing benefits; and



c. Examine the existing process whereby group

insurance health plan decisions are made by

the State Committee on Benefits, to insure

that these decisions are made in a thoughtful

and open way with adequate time for public

review and input.



3. We, the above named Officers and employees of the

University and Community College System of Nevada

advise the Governor that, if after careful explora-

tion of all alternatives (and with adequate time

for review and input from all State agency and

employee groups) State employee dependents' group

health insurance premiums must increase, then it

is of critical importance to all State employees

that premium increases be gradual and coincide

with cost of living compensation increases author-

ized by the State of Nevada.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the resolution regarding

employee health care insurance. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 9:50 A.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

11-18-1992