11/30/1984

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 30, 1984








11-30-1984

Pages 27-53



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

November 30, 1984



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-

um, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President V. James Eardley, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert C. Maxon, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Richard Bareuther (Unit),

John Clevenger (TMCC), Louis Horton (NNCC), Myrlene La Mancusa

(UNLV), Robin Nelson (CCCC), Bus Scharmann (WNCC), John Watson

(DRI), Joan Zenan (UNR) and Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 8:15 A.M.



1. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Kenney, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profession-

al competence or physical or mental health of a person in

accordance with NRS 241.030.



Chairman Mc Bride reconvened the Board in public session at 10:10

A.M. with all Regents present.



2. Introductions



Chairman Mc Bride introduced the newly elected Regents Mrs.

Carolyn Sparks and Mr. Joseph Foley.



Dr. Hidy introduced DRI's newly elected Faculty Senate Chair

Dr. John Watson.



Dr. Fox introduced Dr. Art Anderson of the National Academy

of Engineering.



3. Approved the Consent Agenda



Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Octo-

ber 19, 1984.



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

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



(3) Approved the following for appointment to the College

of Education Advisory Committee at UNR:



Dudley Cate, Sparks

Jesse Hall, Sparks

Gordine Havas, Reno

Paul Havas, Reno

Denise Klaich, Reno

Aimee Lugin-Buehl, Reno



The following members will continue to serve in the

College of Education Advisory Committee at UNR:



Rose Bullis, Chair, Reno

Nancy Cashell, Reno

Rita Hambleton, Reno

Kay Loudon, Reno

Michon Mackedon, Fallon

Ernest Martinelli, Reno

Marvin Moss, Reno

Nancy Peek, Reno

Ted Sanders, Carson City

Robert Scott, Winnemucca

Charles Springer, Carson City



(4) Approved the following for appointment to the Mackay

School of Mines Advisory Board at UNR:



Ed Mc L. Tittmann, Reno

James D. Santini, Washington, D. C.

Earl M. Hill, Reno



(5) Approved the following for appointment to the College

of Engineering Advisory Board at UNR:



Art Boecher, Reno

John Madole, Reno

Clark Hamilton, Reno

Joseph Mc Kibben, Reno

Jim Pagliarini, Reno



(6) Approved the appointment of Patricia Thompson, City

Manager of Sparks, to the Truckee Meadows Community

College Advisory Board.



(7) Approved the appointment of Mike Laine to the Northern

Nevada Community College Advisory Board.



(8) Approved the joint venture between Tate/Snyder and

Kittrell/Garlock for the design of the UNLV Engineering

building. See Ref. C-8, filed in the Regents Office.



(9) Approved the Computer Purchase Policy as outlined in

Ref. C-9, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Fong moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Ms.

Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



4. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee



The Academic Affairs Committee met on November 29, 1984,

and Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin, Chair, submitted the following

report and recommendations:



(1) Approved the Phase I Proposal for an M. S. Degree in

Environmental Analytical Chemistry at UNLV. See Ref.

AA-1, filed in the Regents Office.



One of the major regional centers for the Environmental

Protection Agency is located on the UNLV Campus. As

part of an agreement between the University and the

EPA, a Quality Assurance Laboratory was established

which evaluates hazardous wastes and quality assurance

on work of Superfund contractors. This degree would

be established through a cooperative effort between

the UNLV Chemistry Department and the Quality Assur-

ance Lab.



The program will include traditional graduate Chemistry

courses as well as courses in Quality Assurance and

Statistics. An Instrumental Methods course will pro-

vide students with the opportunity to work half-time

in the lab for a one year period. Students will be

able to use state-of-the-art analytic methods in pre-

paring an environmentally related thesis project.



Due to limited number of students who can work in the

lab at one time, it is anticipated that in the first

year of implementation, 2-4 students will be able to

enroll. This will increase to 10 students by the 4th

year.



Support for the first year of the program should be

covered by regular UNLV funding of the Chemistry De-

partment and continued EPA support. As the program

grows, however, an increase in State funding will be

necessary. The 4th year budget is projected at

$64,000.



The proposed date of implementation is Fall, 1985. A

preliminary survey of demand for students with this

background appears high. A long term survey is under-

way. In addition to providing high level training for

graduate students, this program can furnish continuing

education for individuals in the field, upgrade those

with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, foster research

and enhance acquisition of grants.



This program should contribute to attracting high tech-

nology industries to Nevada, as graduates will be able

to perform required sophisticated analytic techniques.

The degree was proposed in the 1983 UNLV Master Plan,

and will not duplicate other programs within the

System.



(2) Approved a change of name for the B. S. in Engineering

Science degree at UNR, which previously included a

Physics option, to the B. S. in Engineering Physics

degree. See Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.



Several of the options which were originally offered

as part of the Engineering Science degree are infre-

quently used today. In order to concentrate on one

area which is in demand, it is proposed to change the

title from an option to a degree title which is specif-

ic, and conforms to the currently accepted title in the

field.



As only minimum curriculum changes will be made, which

are to place greater emphasis on Physics courses, a

Phase I (II) Proposal would not be required.



No new courses will be offered and no new funding will

be required.



(3) Approved a change in the refund policy at CCCC to

bring it in line with the other System institutions.

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



A lengthy discussion took place in regard to the Refund

Policy for the other institutions. A report with fur-

ther recommendations will be presented at the January

meeting of the Board.



(4) Vice Chancellor Fox, Chair of the Academic Computing

Committee (ACC) discussed important System instruc-

tional and research computing issues. The ACC, ap-

pointed by the Chancellor, began their meetings in

September, 1983 with a report issued in May, 1983,

which is in the process of being updated.



Dr. Fox emphasized the purpose of the ACC as follows:



The University of Nevada System Academic Computing

Committee, with representatives from all System

units, shall be responsible for recommendations

concerning academic and instructional computing.

It shall serve as the principle contact among Sys-

tem components and ensure that the needs of aca-

demic units are effectively represented at the

System level.



The ACC is also responsible for working with the

UNS Management Systems Committee to represent

academic computing interests concerning the MIS

project, reviewing the use of academic computing

resources and the allocation of such resources

within the System, and for fostering improved

communication among the Campuses concerning in-

structional and research computing. It also has

an objective to improve Systemwide planning for

academic computing.



Dr. Fox stated that there is a lack of resources with-

in the State, but that progress is being made. There

are approximately 600-700 courses in computing being

taught throughout the System with approximately 20,000

students involved.



He expressed his gratitude to Dr. Karen Kunkle and the

Committee members for their endeavors, and he noted

that Dr. Lloyd Case, UNS Computing Center, has shared

his advice and resources throughout the System.



Dr. Calabro, WNCC President, informed the Committee

that the Faculty Computer Loan Program is being very

well received and that occasional gifts of personal

computers have been placed in the Math and Statistic

courses at WNCC. Computer support is one of WNCC's

highest piorities.



Mr. Klaich expressed his gratitude to Chancellor Bersi

and Dr. Maxson for their endeavors of securing the

gift from Xanaro Corporation.



Dr. Crowley, UNR President, informed the Committee that

there are several computing labs on the UNR Campus.

These labs were gifts to the University through the

private sector. Although these labs were gifts, Dr.

Crowley emphasized that these gifts do not include

maintenance.



Mrs. Sheerin requested that the ACC address the main-

tenance issue of computer equipment.



(5) Vice Chancellor Fox reported on enrollment and success

of the Regents Scholar Program, stating that in Octo-

ber, 1983 the Board of Regents approved the Regents

Scholar program as a means to recognize outstanding

Nevada high school graduates and encourage these stu-

dents to attend College in the State.



To qualify as a Regents Scholar, a student must, in

addition to being selected as a Nevada High School

Scholar by the State Board of Education, achieve mini-

mum ACT scores in at least one of the following areas:

English, 27; Mathematics, 29; Social Studies, 30;

Natural Science, 32; Humanities (combined English and

Social Studies), 58. 284 students were recognized as

Regents Scholars.



Fall, 1984 marked the first semester that Regents

Scholars attended Nevada's Colleges and Universities

as entering Freshmen. 82 of these top students regis-

tered at Nevada's Universities, representing 29% of

all students named as Regents Scholars.



(6) Vice Chancellor Fox reported on the rewriting and up-

date of Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 11 of the Board

of Regents Handbook, Credit by Examination. See Ref.

AA-7, filed in the Regents Office. The following

paragraph from the Credit by Examination Policy (Ref.

AA-7) has been revised to read:



5. Scholars Program: Students selected as Regents

Scholars upon registration at a UNS institution

may be awarded up to 30 semester credits, based

upon ACT assessment scores. 6 semester general

elective credits may be granted in each of the

following areas where the following minimum ACT

standard score is earned: English, 27; Mathe-

matics, 29; Social Studies, 30; Natural Science,

32; and Humanities (combined English and Social

Studies), 58. A satisfactory written essary is

required to grant credit for acceptable English

scores.



(7) Regent Kenney, Co-Chairman of the Joint Council on

Vocational/Occupational Education, reported that the

Council met on November 7 and will meet again on

December 18 to complete a final draft of their report.

She will submit this final report to the Board in

January.



Mrs. Sheerin reported that she had attended a forum

on Admissions Standards, sponsored by the UNR Faculty

Senate. Other members on the panel were Dean Milten-

berger, TMCC; Professor Donald Driggs, UNR; and Dr.

Marvin Moss, Washoe County School District. She ex-

tended an invitation to people interested in sponsor-

ing this forum to contact her.



(8) Future topics to be considered by the Academic Affairs

Committee include:



Academic Computing Committee

Telestudies

Drafting Bill for Funding Formulas

Systemwide Program Reviews

Continuing Education

Demographics for Future Studies

Enrollments

Articulation

Admission Requirements and Standards



(9) There was discussion centered on the need for economic

growth and the role that the System plays in Economic

Diversification. Dr. Kunkle submitted a report in re-

gard to other states development of telecourses. Dr.

Fox informed the Committee that the Academic Affairs

Office does have information regarding telecourses.



It was recommended that a Special Task Force be created

to implement the development of telecourses and to seek

private industry support. Mr. Klaich suggested that

this project should be considered along with other

projects to be completed by the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee before priorities are set. Mrs. Sheerin con-

curred and indicated that the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee should begin such a review process in January,

1985, following the reassignment of Regents to com-

mittees and prioritization of academic issues.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



5. Report of the Budget and Finance Committee



The Budget and Finance Committee met on November 29, 1984,

and Mr. Daniel Klaich, Chair, submitted the following report

and recommendations:



(1) Approved the following Estimative Budgets for the

General Fund - Purchasing and Biochemistry Salaries

at UNR:



General Fund - Purchasing



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 1,325

Transfer from Other Funds 36,041

Total Revenue $37,366



Expenditures

Classified Salaries $29,979

Fringe Benefits 6,062

Operating 1,325

Total Expenditures $37,366



Biochemistry Salaries



Revenue

Transfer from Other Funds $43,145



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $27,047

Wages 8,900

Fringe Benefits 4,202

Operating 2,996

Total Expenditures $43,145



(2) Accepted the concept of an early retirement program

for the System, and forwarded a proposal on this sub-

ject distributed at the meeting by Dr. Gary Jones,

Chair of the System Compensation Committee, to the

Presidents Council and the System Central Office staff

for review and comments and recommendations to be pre-

sented to the Board for consideration. They further

asked that cost estimates and legal review by General

Counsel be included with the recommendations.



(3) Approved the assignment of the lease commencing August

16, 1982 and terminating August 16, 2032, between the

University of Nevada System and Darrell and Lillian

Gilliland be designated to College Park Limited, whose

general partner is Michael E. Garl, under the same

terms and conditions.



(4) Approved the allocation of $7600 from Capital Improve-

ment Funds for the purchase of a new lock system for

the Carson Campus of WNCC. The present system has not

been updated since the Campus was opened in 1974.



(5) Approved in priciple the lease of DRI property on

Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, subject to final review

and approval by General Counsel and the Chancellor.

See Ref. B-5, filed with the permanent minutes.



The property, approximately 9/10ths of an acre, was

appraised at approximately $300,000, and has been

available for lease for 3 years. The use of the site

is compatible with the surrounding area.



A written commitment with respect to full financing of

the project was requested.



(6) Approved authorization to seek statutory clarification

from the 1985 Legislature regarding the participation

of University professional employees in the longevity

pay program. If the Legislature concludes that it is

their intent for such participation by University

professional employees, and if the Board of Regents

wishes to establish the longevity pay program, then the

University of Nevada System will seek the necessary

funding as a separate appropriation for the 1985-87

biennium.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the history of the 1973

statute and the resultant State Personnel Rule as con-

tained in memo PR 25-74, dated May 28, 1974, which

stated this plan was designed to apply only to those

employees covered by the State Merit System. This

would include State classified and unclassified employ-

ees and exlude contract, Judicial, legislative and Uni-

versity administrative and academic employees.



The Legislative Counsel Bureau has determined that the

State Personnel rules are not consistent with the stat-

ute. However, State law prohibits the University from

using State appropriated funds for payment of non-

budgeted items. The University has never been budgeted

for longevity pay for its professional employees.



Mrs. Fong requested that UNS seek legislative clarifi-

cation of appropriate Nevada statutes pertaining to

longevity pay. Mr. Klaich futher requested a joint

draft be submitted to the Board of Regents by the

Chancellor's staff, the Council of Presidents and the

UNS Compensation Committee, containing recommendations

and possible adjustments, if any, to the 1985-87 salary

request.



Mrs. Fong moved to accept the report and recommendations of

the Budget and Finance Committee, excluding item 5. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded. Motion carried. Mrs. Gallagher and Mr.

Klaich abstained from item 3.



Mrs. Fong opposed the lease agreement because she felt that

it was not as beneficial as it could be to the University of

Nevada System. Deputy Chancellor Dawson gave a brief sum-

mary of the history of the property, stating that during the

past 3 years, there has only been this particular offer made

on the property.



Chairman Mc Bride stated that the property should be better

related to the Campus atmosphere and felt that a car wash is

not an enhancement to the Campus.



There was discussion regarding the size and shape of the

property. Chairman Mc Bride informed the Board that the

adjacent property was owned by a major donor and that if

this property were to be sold now, the System may have to

pass up a valuable site.



Chairman Mc Bride suggested that Presidents Hidy and Maxson

discuss with the adjacent owners the future of the property.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the lease in principle of the

DRI property subject to Presidents Hidy and Maxson, and

Deputy Chancellor Dawson meeting with Nevada Savings and

Loan officials and other owners of the adjacent property.

If all concur that the lease is feasible, then approve

authorization to proceed with the lease agreement. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



6. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, 1985-86



Statutes and Board of Regents policy provide for the total

number of sabbatical leaves which may be awarded each year.

See Ref. B, filed in the Regents Office.



Utilizing the criteria which have been followed in previous

years, the maximum available leaves for 1985-86 are: UNLV -

9; UNR - 11; CCCC - 4; NNCC - 1; TMCC - 2; WNCC - 1; DRI -

2; and Unit - 1.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended the sabbatical leaves available to UNLV be

awarded to the following:



James R. Abbey, Hotel Administration, Academic Year

1985-86

Judith H. Dettre, Reading Center, Academic Year 1985-86

Edwin J. Grayzeck, Physics, Fall, 1985

Marie-France Hilgar, Foreign Languages, Spring, 1986

Carol Kimball, Music, Spring, 1986

Stephen M. Rowland, Geoscience, Spring, 1986

Thomas Schaffter, Mathematical Sciences, Academic Year

1985-96

Rick Tilman, Political Science, Academic Year 1985-86

Craig Walton, Philosophy, Fall, 1985 or Spring, 1986

Mohamed K. Yousef, Biological Sciences, Academic Year

1985-86



Alternates



Robert M. Bigler, Political Science, Fall, 1985

Evan Blythin, Communication Studies, Fall, 1985

Felicia F. Campbell, English, Spring, 1986

Jack R. Dettre, Educational Administration, Academic

Year 1985-86

James F. Hazen, English, Fall, 1985

Thomas G. Logan, Psychology, Academic Year 1985-86

M. L. Miranda, Anthropology, Academic Year 1985-86

Andre Simmons, Economics, Spring, 1986



See Ref. C for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of UNLV Sabbatical Leaves,

1985-86. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



B. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mended the sabbatical leaves available to UNR be awarded

to the following:



John A. Bailey, Counseling and Guidance Personnel Serv-

ices, Academic Year 1985-86

Susan Baker, English, Academic Year 1985-86

Phillip C. Boardman, English, Spring, 1986

Francis X. Hartigan, History, Fall, 1985

Shirley F. Howard, Nursing, Academic Year 1985-86

William H. Jacobsen, Jr., English, Academic Year 1985-86

Bruce P. Johnson, Electrical Engineering and Computer

Science, Fall, 1985

Lawrence T. Larson, Geological Sciences, Academic Year

1985-86

Grant F. Leneaux, Foreign Languages and Literatures,

Academic Year 1985-86

Carol A. Ort, Biology, Academic Year 1985-86

Lawrence T. Scott, Chemistry, Academic Year 1985-86

Ross W. Smith, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering,

Fall, 1985



Alternates




John N. Chappel, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,

Spring, 1986

Barbara C. Thornton, Social and Health Resources,

Academic Year 1985-86

Robert L. Winzeler, Anthropology, Academic Year 1985-86



See Ref. D for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of UNR Sabbatical Leaves,

1985-86. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



C. Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-

ommended the sabbatical leaves available to CCCC be

awarded to the following:



Russ Anderson, Social Science/Service Occupation,

Academic Year 1985-86

George Carpenter, Social Science/Service Occupation,

Spring, 1986

Joan Doggrell, Communication and Arts, Academic Year

1985-86

Al Soprano, Communication and Arts, Fall, 1985



Alternates



Robb Bay, Student Services, Academic Year 1985-96

Christopher Kelly, Business, Spring, 1986



See Ref. E for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of CCCC Sabbatical Leaves,

1985-86. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



D. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley

recommended the sabbatical leaves available to TMCC be

awarded to the following:



Bill Baines, English, Academic Year 1985-86

Frank Barnes, Industrial/Technical and Public Service,

Fall, 1985



See Ref. F for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of TMCC Sabbatical Leaves,

1985-86. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.



E. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommended the sabbatical leave available to WNCC be

awarded to the following:



Harold La Vigne, Art, Spring, 1985



See Ref. G for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of WNCC Sabbatical Leave,

1985-86. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.



F. Desert Research Institute - President Hidy recommended

the sabbatical leaves available to DRI be awarded to

the following:



Richard H. French, Water Resources Center, Spring, 1986

Harold E. Klieforth, Atmospheric Science Center, Aca-

demic Year 1985-86



Alternate



Thomas E. Hoffer, Atmospheric Science Center, Academic

Year 1985-86



See Ref. H for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of DRI Sabbatical Leaves,

1985-86. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



7. Approved Sale of Property, UNLV



Approved sale of property to the City of Los Angeles. See

Ref. I, filed with the permanent minutes.



Pacific Construction Building Products, Inc. donated land

to UNLV for educational purposes, while retaining subsurface

mineral rights. The Los Angeles Department of Water and

Power needs a strip of land for erecting power lines to

transmit electrical power to the city. Pacific Construc-

tion Building Products, Inc. has no objection to UNLV sell-

ing the necessary land to the City of Los Angeles. The

sale of the necessary strip of land would not affect UNLV's

use of the land for the purpose of the gift.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the sale of UNLV land. Ms.

Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



8. Approved the Changes to Institutional Bylaws, DRI



Approved the following changes to the DRI Bylaws:



A. Removed the word "affirmative" from Subsection 2.3.2.



B. Subsection 2.3.2 to read as follows:



2.3.2 Administrative Acceptance. The result of the

vote shall be submitted to the President. Under the

provisions of the University of Nevada System Code

(1.3.4), "the adoption, amendment or repeal of insti-

tutional Bylaws requires the recommendation of the

President and the approval of the Board of Regents."

Approved changes in the Bylaws must be distributed by

the President to the entire Faculty. If an amendment

is rejected by either the President or the Board of

Regents, the Faculty shall be notified and informed of

the reason for rejection; the Faculty Senate affirms

the right to appeal directly to the Board of Regents

following rejection or failure to respond by the Presi-

dent.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the changes to DRI Bylaws. Mrs.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved Institutional Bylaws, UNR



Mrs. Gallagher, Chair of Regents Institutional Bylaws Liai-

son Committee, stated that the Committee met this morning

to discuss UNR's Bylaws.



Mrs. Gallagher moved that the language contained in Sections

35, 60 and 61 of the proposed UNR Bylaws pertaining to

grievance procedures for the nonreappointment of probation-

ary faculty, a definition of financial exigency, the reten-

tion of tenured faculty over nontenured faculty in layoffs

and the payment of severance pay be placed on reserve. Mrs.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher commended the Administration, Faculty Senate

and faculty on their cooperation with these Bylaws.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the proposed UNR Bylaws

recommended by the Faculty Senate and as modified by

President Crowley, and with the amendments recommended by

the Regents Institutional Bylaws Liaison Committee. These

amendments consist of the recommendations contained in the

report entitled, "General Counsel's Recommendations and

Amendments to Proposed UNR Bylaws", as modified today by

the Committee and the representatives of the Faculty Senate

and the President. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



General Counsel's report was submitted to the Board Secre-

tary and is filed in the permanent minutes.



Chairman Mc Bride relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman

Gallagher.



10. Approved the University Police Jurisdiction, UNR



The jurisdiction of UNS police, when on UNS business, and

once they leave UNS property, has been a matter of concern.

To clarify this situation, they have worked in conjunction

with local police departments to seek changes to existing

Nevada statutes and to develop a policy for Regents' ap-

proval during the interim period.



Approved authorization to seek the changes in NRS 396.325

as reflected in Ref. K, filed with the permanent minutes,

and approved the interim policy, also defined in the

reference material.



General Counsel Klasic had no legal objections, but recom-

mended the following changes:



1. Amend NRS 396.325 to read:



C. In an area within one mile of the two University

Campuses on University of Nevada System related

business.



D. In transit from or to such grounds and properties

when engaged in University of Nevada System busi-

ness.



2. Amend the proposed interim policy to read:



University of Nevada Police may be authorized to enroll

as reserve officers of the Reno, Sparks or Metro Police

for the purpose of acting on matters concerning Univer-

sity of Nevada System related business. The University

of Nevada System shall provide a "hold harmless" agree-

ment to the sponsoring jurisdiction.



Mr. John Marschall and Mr. Ray Wedmore explained further

the consequences of this change.



Chairman Mc Bride returned and resumed the gavel.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the University Police Juris-

diction at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Chris Polimeni, ASUN President, requested clarification

regarding ASUN, sororities and fraternities being required

to have UNR Police Officers. Mr. Marschall stated that

only University sponsored activities would require UNR

police and that the sororities and fraternities are private

units; therefore, would not require UNR police.



Mr. Coe Swobe, Sigma Nu Alumni, stated that Sigma Nu Alumni

support the proposed University Police Jurisdiction policy.



11. Report on System Articulation



Vice Chancellor Fox, Chair of the UNS Articulation Board,

presented reported entitled, "Transfer of Additional Busi-

ness Courses" and "Review of Articulation Policies within

the University of Nevada System", both filed in the Regents

Office.



Chairman Mc Bride commended the UNS Articulation Board for

their great strides in articulation.



President Calabro commended the Articulation Board, stating

that he had worked with Vice President John Unrue, who

serves on that board, and feels very confident in the board.



12. Discussion on Small Business Development Center, UNR



President Crowley presented highlights of a proposed Small

Business Development Center at UNR. A formal proposal

will be submitted at the January meeting.



13. Approved the Appointment of Acting Dean, College of Business

UNR



The position of Dean of the College of Business Administra-

tion will become open January 1, 1985. A search committee

has been appointed and it is anticipated that the new Dean

will be appointed with an effective date of July 1, 1985.



President Crowley recommended that Dr. Gordon Severance,

Professor of Managerial Sciences, be appointed as Acting

Dean, effective January 1 to June 30, 1985 (or until a new

Dean is appointed) at a 6 months salary of $28,052.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Gordon

Severance as Acting Dean of the College of Business at UNR.

Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approved the Easement, UNR



Approved Sierra Pacific Power Company Easement Request for

UNR College of Agriculture property on Mill Street. This

is an electric easement to serve the Helms water well with

power.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of Sierra Pacific Power

Company Easement Request. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion

carried.



15. Approved the Right of Way Grant, UNR



Approved a Right of Way Grant from Sierra Pacific Power

Company for the purpose of widening North Virginia Street

at Church Fine Arts in order to install a bus loading zone

and parking lot turn-in stacking lane.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Right of Way Grant at UNR.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



16. Emergency Item - Naming of Geoscience Building at UNLV



Mrs. Whitley requested acceptance of an emergency item re-

garding the naming of the Geoscience building at UNLV.



Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the emergency item. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Whitley expressed her gratitude of Chairman Mc Bride's

contributions to the Board of Regents, but stated in light

of Mrs. Fong's dedication during the past 10 years and

responsibility for securing $1.5 million in funds for UNLV,

she recommended that the Geoscience building at ULV be named

after Mrs. Lilly Fong.



Mr. Karamanos indicated that there may be a stipulation in

the law regarding naming buildings after people who are

currently serving on boards or committees, etc. He recom-

mended that this item be brought to the Board in January

when Mrs. Fong's term has expired. General Counsel Klasic

also gave his opinion that this matter did not constitute

an "emergency" under the Open Meeting Law.



Mr. Klaich moved this item be tabled for the present and

placed on the January agenda. Ms. Del Papa seconded.

Motion carried.



17. Information Item - Re: UNLV Eligibility for Athletes



President Maxson brought before the Board the issue regard-

ing eligibility requirements for athletes. There are ath-

letes whose eligibility is being questioned and he requested

that this issue be handled within the UNLV Campus.



Ms. Del Papa announced that ASUN has invited Mrs. Corretta Scott

King to the UNR Campus and requested that the same consideration

given to Madame Sadat be given to Mrs. King.



18. Approved Resolutions Re: Retiring Regents



Ms. Del Papa presented the following Resolution:



RESOLUTION #84-11



WHEREAS, Lilly Fong has served as a Regent of the

University of Nevada from January, 1975 through

December, 1984; and



WHEREAS, during her tenure as Regent she has freely

and unselfishly devoted time and attention to this

public office, seeking always the advancement of the

University; and



WHEREAS, the appropriate and proper growth of all

divisions of the University of Nevada througout the

State has always been an abiding concern to her; and



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

Regents of the University of Nevada, on behalf of its

individual members, the Administration, the faculties,

staff and students, hereby expresses to Lilly Fong its

most sincere appreciation for her dedicated and ef-

fective service to the University of Nevada; and



BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that the Regents sincerely hope

that her interest in and support of the University will

continue and that the University community will con-

tinue to benefit from her wise counsel.



Given at Reno this 30th day of November, 1984.



Mr. Klaich presented the following Resolution:



RESOLUTION #84-12



WHEREAS, John R. Mc Bride has served as a Regent of

the University of Nevada from January, 1979 through

December, 1984; and



WHEREAS, during his tenure as Regent he has freely and

unselfishly devoted time and attention to this public

office, seeking always the advancement of the Univer-

sity; and



WHEREAS, the appropriate and proper growth of all

divisions of the University of Nevada throughout the

State has always been an abiding concern to him; and



WHEREAS, as Chairman of the Board during 1983 and 1984,

he provided effective and constructive leadership.



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

Regents of the University of Nevada, on behalf of its

individual members, the Administration, the faculties,

staff and students, hereby expresses to John R. Mc Bride

its most sincere appreciation for his dedicated and ef-

fective service to the University of Nevada; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Regents sincerely hope

that his interest in and support of the University will

continue and that the University community will continue

to benefit from his wise counsel.



Given at Reno this 30th day of November, 1984.



Ms. Del Papa moved adoption of the above resolutions. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



The Board recessed for lunch. Vice Chairman Gallagher reconvened

the meeting at 1:30 P.M. All Regents were present except for

Chairman Mc Bride, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos and Mrs. Whitley.



19. Legislative Workshop



A. Update on Legislative Planning Report - NRS 396.505 re-

quires the Board of Regents to prepare a comprehensive

System plan to be submitted to the Legislature by Febru-

ary 1. Vice Chancellor Fox gave an update of the prep-

aration and content of this document. He stated that

Nevada 2000: Future Directions of Nevada's Colleges and

Universities was submitted to the 1983 Legislature and

that this report would not be duplicated. A planning

report will be submitted to the 1985 Legislature.



The plan, which will cover the next 4 years, will in-

clude academic priorities and programmatic trends,

budget priorities and Campus goals and objectives.

Recently implemented policies, as well as future aca-

demic standards and other relevant issues, will also

be a part of the plan.



Also included in the planning report will be an update

on recently approved policies by the Board of Regents,

including admissions standards, new System core course

requirements, English placement standards, the Regents

Scholar Program, and Engineering education. The UNS

biennial budget request will also be a component of the

report. A draft of this planning report will be sub-

mitted to the Board at the January meeting.



Mr. Klaich suggested that requests from the standing

committees be placed within the planning report. Vice

Chancellor Fox indicated that this has not been included

before, but felt it was an excellent idea.



20. Report on Systemwide Enrollments, Summer and Fall 1984



Vice Chairman Gallagher announced that Dr. Karen Kunkle is

leaving the System and on behalf of the Board wishes her

every success for the future.



A. Vice Chancellor Fox submitted the Summer and Fall 1984

Enrollment Report, Ref. L, filed in the Regents Office.

Dr. Karen Kunkle presented a System overview and sum-

mary of the enrollment figures in which she stated that

Summer enrollments are down and that the UNS total for

Fall is down 2.25%; therefore, there will be major

budget implications. UNS enrollments are doing very

well; however, in comparison to national trends, there

is an increase of Nevada adult part-time students.



B. Vice Chancellor Sparks discussed the budget impact of

re-projected enrollments. A report entitled, "Re-Proj-

ected 1985-87 Enrollments", was submitted to the Board,

filed with the permanent minutes. The report indicates

that the original projection for FY 86 was 23,144 and

the re-projection is 21,667; the original projection

for FY 87 was 23,821 and the re-projection is 22,207.

Mr. Sparks submitted this to the State Budget Office

and indicated to them that the original request for

new faculty for 85/86 was 63.91, but has been revised

to 57.67; the original request for new faculty for

86/87 was 33.69, but has been revised to 24.21.



CCCC shows 22.96 reduction in current projections for

existing faculty. President Meacham stated that the

projections were not met because of the difference

in budgeted and actual positions. He now has vacancies

at the Campus which can accommodate this amended re-

quest.



Mr. Sparks indicated that if the Base Budget is not

adopted with increased ratios, there will be Systemwide

108 too many budgeted faculty for 85-86. The State

Budget Office is concerned both with the ratios and

with the enrollment projections.



Dr. Bersi stated that UNS needs to support a better

marketing of the Campuses; to introduce the new instruc-

tion delivery; and to plan more proficiently in order

to change the small percentage points towards UNS'

favor.



Mrs. Sheerin reported that Nevada has a higher than

average dropout rate of students. Mr. Sparks explained

that when the enrollments are growing, the formula works

well, but when it is decreasing, it hurts UNS because

of the built-in fixed costs.



Mr. Klaich felt that UNS cannot do much of a marketing

job when dealing with student/faculty ratios or the

Base Budget. In 1981 the ratios were increased by 10%

and we then lost HECC funds for this current biennium.

UNS has lost a substantial amount of State income and

has built it back in with student fee increases. The

State has retreated in its funding of higher education

when they are telling us that they support education

and now if UNS does not return to the 1981 ratios, then

UNS must fire people. The Legislature needs to be

aware of this.



Dr. Fox expressed an idea that has gone before the

Council of Presidents. Especially in the Community

Colleges, large numbers of students attend but the FTE

is not high because they are working and they are older

students. The Community Colleges have a large number

of people to service and counsel. UNS may have to ask

for a floor funding based on head count. This may be

more appealing to our consumer of higher education and

may become part of the review by the Legislature.



Mr. Sparks indicated that the net reduction in the Base

Budget request for next year is $1,066,000 and for the

second year it will be reduced by $1,052,000.



President Meacham recommended that in the proposed in-

terim study on funding for higher education, the quality

of education should be emphasized. The current funding

system has nothing to do with quality in education. If

the State is ever going to be serious about providing

for the quality that they promised, they need to look at

the formulas to recognize the quality.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the amended budget. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



21. Legislative Calendar and Report on Budget Hearings



Vice Chancellor Sparks informed the Board that a Budget

Hearing was held on November 6, 1984. There has been no

word in regard to that hearing, but the System should be

receiving something within the next 2 weeks. There is no

definite calendar set at this time.



Deputy Chancellor Dawson stated that the Budget Office also

met with the System Compensation Committee and discussed

the salary requests for the next biennium.



22. New Business



A. Mr. Klaich reminded the Board that the Budget and

Finance Committee is responsible for reporting on the

legislative process. He suggested that an ad hoc

Legislative Committee be appointed and Chaired by the

Board of Regents Chairman. This Committee will take

into consideration the makeup of the Legislature; stay

in close contact with Vice Chancellor Sparks; and be on

call for testimony and support.



B. Ms. Del Papa reported on the Mackay Mines Museum Recep-

tion held on November 29, 1984. A $2000 donation was

accepted for the remodeling and restoration project of

the Museum.



Mrs. Gallagher commended Ms. Del Papa for her support

of the Museum.



C. Mrs. Sheerin commended Deputy Chancellor Dawson, Presi-

dent Eardley and his staff for the excellent tour of

Truckee Meadows Community College on November 29.



D. President Calabro informed the Board that Warehouse

Market will be advertising the Community College regis-

tration dates for WNCC and TMCC. He commended Ms. Ann-

Louise Pacheco for achieving this advertisement.



E. Chancellor Bersi announced that the University of Nevada

Press has presented a display at this Regents meeting.

The items will make excellent gifts.



The meeting adjourned at 3:10 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

11-30-1984