12/05/1991

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 5-6, 1991








12-05-1991

Pages 1-47



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

December 5-6, 1991



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202,

Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Presidnet John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



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

Diane Dietrich (Unit), Larry Goodnight (WNCC), Candace Kant

(CCSN), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Lonnie Pippin (DRI), Elizabeth Raymond

(UNR), Lori Temple (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Carolyn M. Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:45

A.M. Thursday, December 5, 1991, with all Regents present except

Regent Hammargren.



1. Approved Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes), containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

October 24-25, 1991 and minutes of the special meet-

ing held November 20, 1991.



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

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



(3) Approved an easement between UNLV and DRI to Nevada

Power Company and Central Telephone Company. This

easement is necessary to provide permanent electrical

and telecommunications service to the new Desert Re-

search Institute facility. General Counsel Klasic

recommended approval subject to review of final docu-

ments.



(4) Approved the appointments to the School of Social Work

Advisory Board at UNLV and to delete two members:



New Members



Major Claudette Bohannon, Las Vegas

Suzanne Ernst, Las Vegas

Ana Peterson, Las Vegas

Mujahed Ramadan, Las Vegas

Myrna T. Williams, Las Vegas

Florozeen Rand-Gray, Las Vegas

Thom Reilly, Las Vegas



Retiring Members



Charlotte Crawford

Sherman Hatcher



(5) Approved the appointment to the College of Education

Advisory Board at UNR:



Steve Newman, Reno



(6) Approved the appointments to the College of Business

Administration Advisory Board at UNR:



New Members



Ralph Albright

Mark Elston

Larry Lacaff

Bob Le Goy

Ray Moberg

Joyce Newman

Claire Young



Retiring Members



Kevin Day

Bill Dickerson

Phil Griffith



In an effort to assure Board continuity the Advisory

Board recommends staggered 3-year appointments. All

new appointments will be for three years.



1-Year Reappointments



John Bancroft

Ed Chapin

Dave Line

Ken Lynn

Luther Mack

Don Mc Ghie

Ken Suess

Diane Torry

Ron Watson



2-Year Reappointments



Frank Bender

Fianna Combs

Mike Doyle

Valerie Glenn

Jeff Griffin

Curtis Orgill

Andy Pearl

Patsy Redmond

Fred Schwab

Gary Simmons



(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation (Inter-

local Contract)



Effective Date: When approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $22,775 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to provide courses of in-

struction and training for mental

health technicians.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada State

Health Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: November 1, 1991 through June 30,

1992

Amount : $3000 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to reprint resource guide

entitled, "Dealing with Sexual

Exploitation".



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada State

Department of Human Resources (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1993

Amount : $440,000 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to collect, process and veri-

fy data so that the Department of

Human Resources can accurately in-

form the State Officials regarding

health care and the cost of health

care being chrged to the citizens

of Nevada.



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the State Job Train-

ing Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: September 1, 1991 through August

31, 1992

Amount : $27,445 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to conduct follow-up surveys

on all adult JTPA Title II-A,

Title II-A Incentive Grant, Title

III and Title IV-C Veterans Pro-

gram terminees in post-program

status.



E. UNS Board of Regents/DRI and the Nevada Department

of Transportation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $60,000 to DRI

Purpose : DRI to conduct alternate road de-

icer experiment.



F. UNS Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Nevada State Health Division



Effective Date: November 1, 1991 through March 1,

1992

Amount : $11,500 to School of Medicine

Purpose : School of Medicine to provide on-

site training in pediatric serv-

ices to hospital personnel and to

conduct, with the State Health

Division staff, genetic specialty

clinics for Health Division in

association with Special Chil-

dren's Clinics in Reno and Las

Vegas.



G. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Health Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: November 1, 1991 through June 30,

1992

Amount : $3250 to UNR

Purpose : UNR's Women's Resource Center and

Psychological Services Division

will develop rape prevention pro-

grams, offer assessment and inter-

vention for rape victims and make

available to other entities of the

State of Nevada summaries of the

programs.



H. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Department

of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through June 30, 1992

Amount : $50,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to conduct research to provide

a rapid and sensitive means for

the detection and diagnosis of

certain fish diseases.



I. UNS Board of Regents/UNRPD and Washoe County/Washoe

County Sheriff's Office/City of Reno/ Reno Police

Chief/City of Sparks/Sparks Police Chief/Nevada

Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety/

Nevada Highway Patrol Chief



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : None

Purpose : This agreement will provide UNRPD

additional jurisdiction and will

provide mutual assistance between

UNRPD and all above agencies.



General Counsel Klasic explained that the above inter-

local agreement request is pursuant to the State Law

that was enacted last legislative session which would

expand the jurisdiction of the UNR Police Department

to property off Campus that is owned by the University,

as well as to allow the University Police to respond to

the quest for mutual assistance from other police agen-

cies. This is an important step forward for the Uni-

versity and he wished the Board to be informed that the

Attorney General's Office, according to law, has given

its approval and UNS is in the process of obtaining

approval from the various local jurisdictions.



Dr. Derby 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. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



2. Approved Bond Sale, UNLV



Approved a bond sale in the amount of $21,921,000 for a

classroom building on the UNLV Campus (Resolution #91-18).

Chancellor Dawson introduced Bond Counsel John Swendseid

and Financial Advisor Paul Howarth who reported on the

opening of bids on the General Obligation (Limited Tax)

sale. Mr. Howarth distributed the summary of bond sale

results and recommended Bear Stearns which submitted the

best interest rate at 6.56%.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the bond sale in the amount of

$21,921,000 for a classroom building at UNLV be awarded to

Bear Stearns at the interest rate of 6.56%. Mrs. Whitley

seconded.



Mrs. Berkley stated that prior to becoming a member of the

Board of Regents she was a consultant for Prudential-Bache

and during that time she had received several important

pieces of information regarding bonds, sale of bonds by

the State of Nevada, and negotiated sales versus competitive

sales. She read the following statement in opposition of

the sale of the bonds:



"Although the State has advertised the sale of bonds and is

scheduled to receive bids, had the issue been a negotiated

sale rather than a competitive sale it could have avoided

competing for investor interest against a significant volume

of other issues. If the bids are deemed too high, the issue

will need to be pulled and the entire process repeated at

some point in the near future. A negotiated sale is de-

signed to avoid this conflict. The market value has been

extremely high and is anticipated to remain so during the

next few weeks. This week the negotiated volume is over

$3.2 billion and the competitive is almost $2.3 billion for

combined total of more than $5.5 billion. The investors

will not be able to focus on it properly. If the issues

were to be sold through a negotiated sale, it could be

placed in the market at the most opportune time in order

to achieve the lowest rate."



Along with this statement she has a chart of a partial

listing of the negotiated issues that are scheduled to sell

this week as compiled by the bond buyer and it is a lengthy

amount that UNS will be completing with in the market. She

stated that she should have been more aware of this issue

when it came before the Board at its last meeting, but she

did not feel that she should be precluded now. She sug-

gested that the item be placed on hold to enable the Board

to discuss and determine whether UNS should sell its bonds

under negotiated sales or competitive sales, for the best

interest of UNS. She maintains that it is not the best in-

terest of UNS to sell the bonds competitively.



Mrs. Berkley further stated that she had a "confidential"

memoramdum that she would be glad to share with the other

members of the Board, only, regarding other competitive

sales of bonds in Nevada that were not in the best interest

of the State of Nevada and cost the taxpayers additional

taxes.



Chairman Sparks asked if Mrs. Berkley had discussed this

issue with Chancellor Dawson or General Counsel Klasic, and

she indicated that she had not.



Mr. Klaich suggested that this item be addressed this after-

noon to provide Chancellor Dawson and Mr. Howarth an oppor-

tunity to respond. Mrs. Berkley agreed, but indicated that

she would need more time in order to arrange a speaker to

appear before the Board of Regents with an opposing point

of view.



Chairman Sparks indicated that Bond Counsel and the Chancel-

lor's Office have been working on this issue for more than

six weeks, and in fairness to those involved she requested

the time frame to react to this sale. Mr. Howarth stated

that the contract that UNS has with the buyers indicates

that UNS intends to award the bonds no later than 26 hours

from 7:30 A.M., December 5, 1991, but that UNS will award

the bonds no later than 48 hours.



Chairman Sparks requested Mr. Howarth and Mr. Swendseid to

be available this afternoon. Mrs. Berkley requested that

this item be brought back to the Board on Friday, December

6, 1991, in order for her to arrange for a speaker to give

a presentation to the Board.



Mr. Klaich requested that the "confidential" memorandum be

shared with Mr. Howarth and Mr. Swendseid.



Dr. Derby stated that she is not prepared to vote on this

matter until she heard from what Mrs. Berkley intends to

have explored and explained to the Board.



Mrs. Gallagher questioned whether the "confidential" memo-

randum when shared with other Board members becomes a pub-

lic document. General Counsel Klasic stated that it would

become a question of whether there is a public need that

outweighs the public interest that is served by keeping it

confidential. He is unable to give a specific answer until

he has read the memorandum. There is a potential that it

could become a public document.



Mrs. Berkley indicated that she was given the memorandum in

confidence, but she would be glad to share it with the mem-

bers of the Board of Regents in the interest of public in-

terest. General Counsel Klasic indicated that once the

memorandum becomes an official document of the Board, it

does not make any difference what the presenter wants done

with the document, even if it is a confidential document.



Mr. Klaich requested that this item be tabled until 2:00

P.M. Thursday, December 5, 1991.



Mr. Foley questioned whether the substance of the memorandum

is confidential, or is it the source that is confidential.

Mrs. Berkley explained that the memorandum addresses a pub-

lic bond sale for another public entity, and it states that

if the sale had been negotiated rather than competitive, it

would have ultimately saved the taxpayers of the State of

Nevada several tax dollars. The originator of the memoran-

dum indicated it did not want this information made public

because it did not want to offend anyone, but that it wished

the material to be used for information only. She felt it

was her duty as a Regent to avoid the same situation as the

other public entity.



Chairman Sparks stated that the Board of Regents, in the

past, have discussed negotiated sales and competitive sales.

The Board needs to reach a conclusion on this matter and

direct Mr. Howarth to act accordingly.



Dr. Eardley felt that as a public entity, the System does

not have the right to negotiate, but has to accept the

lowest bid under most normal circumstances. General Counsel

Klasic stated that normally UNS does not have to accept the

lowest bid. The law requires that the System establish bid-

ding procedures that are approved by the Board of Regents,

therefore making it a policy that is comparable to the State

law. There is a provision that allows the Board to waive

that requirement under proper circumstances.



Chancellor Dawson requested Mr. Howarth to explain the dif-

ference between negotiated sale and competitive sale. Mr.

Howarth stated that under a negotiated sale the underwriter

is selected by the public entity in advance of the sale.

The rates are unknown, but under diffrerent criteria from

which the underwriter is selected. When it is time to price

the bonds the public entity negotiates with the underwriter

the fees and the actual marketing of the bonds which then

indicates the interest rate. Under the competitive sale

the public entity does not know who the underwriter will be

in advance. A time and date is selected for submitting bids

and anyone is able to submit a bid accordingly. In terms

of flexibility in market timing it is similar throughout

due to the Nevada Open Meeting Law.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Mr. Klaich stated he wished to end the discussion, and ob-

jected to the way this presentation was handled. The mem-

bers of the Board, with exception of Mrs. Berkley, are being

ambushed with confidential information from Mrs. Berkley,

which puts the Board at a disadvantage of either voting on

the issue quickly due to negligence, or otherwise. He re-

quested the Chancellor and consultants review the informa-

tion and report back to the Board later in the day. It is

at the discretion of Mrs. Berkley to release the informa-

tion as a public document.



Mr. Klaich moved to table the discussion until 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 5, 1991. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley apologized for not presenting this information

prior to the meeting, but felt too uncomfortable in letting

this item be approved without sufficient information.



Discussion is continued after item #6 (below).



3. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson announced that a systemwide Committee on

Surveillance has been established with the following members

serving:



Regent Shelley Berkley

Regent Jill Derby

Jackie Kirkland, TMCC

Herb Peebles, CCSN

Patricia Miltenberger, UNR

John Unrue, UNLV

Dave Hollenbeck, UNLV

Kenneth Sjoen, UNR

Faculty Senate Chairmen

Student Body Representatives

Graduate Student Association Presidents

General Counsel Don Klasic, Staff



The first meeting of the Committee has been scheduled for

December 15 on interactive television. The Committee will

develop a policy to be presented to the Board later in the

year to become effective Fall, 1992.



Chancellor Dawson indicated that he was in the process of

establishing a committee to address the development of a

policy on athletic coaches teaching courses at the Univer-

sities.



4. Introductions



President Crowley complimented General Counsel Klasic on

his alma mater (Youngstown State University) which UNR's

football team will be playing in the semi-finals. President

Crowley, jokingly, took the wearing of the Youngstown State

University sweater by General Counsel Klasic as an insult to

the University of Nevada System. Upon questioning, General

Counsel Klasic defended the Youngstown State University

Penguins and explained the history of the selection of the

penguin as the mascot.



5. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks thanked all who participated in the Regents'

Fall Workshop held November 13-14, 1991 in Minden, Nevada.

She commended Dr. Derby and Mrs. Steinberg for organizing

and preparing the participants for an effective and bene-

ficial workshop.



Chairman Sparks indicated that the lower floor of the Donald

Moyer Student Union building has been remodeled and invited

those who are interested to tour the facilities. She was

pleased that the CSUN office had been relocated to a more

visible location and congratulated Dr. Robert Ackerman,

Vice President of Student Services, on a beautiful facility.



The open meeting recessed at 10:20 A.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 12:25 P.M. Thursday, December 5, 1991

with all Regents present.



6. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Dr. Eardley, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence or physical or mental health of a person

in accordance with NRS 241.030.



2. Approved Bond Sale, UNLV (continued)



Chairman Sparks indicated that Mr. Howarth and Mr. Swendseid

have had the opportunity to discuss the issue with Mrs.

Berkley. There being a motion on the floor, Chairman Sparks

welcomed the opportunity for final discussion prior to the

final vote on the sale of the bonds for UNLV.



Mrs. Berkley stated that initially she had some serious

concerns regarding the difference between competitive sale

versus negotiated sale. She indicated that she had relayed

her concerns to Mr. Howarth and will continue discussing

this issue with him in the future, but more importantly it

was brought to her attention that the Board of Regents had

approved the competitive sale at its last meeting and it

would be inappropriate to change the process at this time.

She indicated that she had no intentions of destroying all

the hard work of our System, the Legislature and others

have spent on reaching the goal of building a classroom

building at UNLV. The timing is absolutely critical at

this juncture and the Board must go forward and Mrs. Berkley

withdrew her criticism with the understanding that she and

Mr. Howarth will continue the discussion at a later date.



Chairman Sparks requested an item be placed on the January

agenda to review the bonding process.



Motion carried.



Chancellor Dawson requested that the Board create a 2-member

committee to discuss the bonding process prior to each bond

issue being brought to the Board to determine whether that

bond issue should be competitive or negotiated, and to be

able to approach the full Board with its recommendation. He

suggested that Regents Berkley and Foley serve on the 2-mem-

ber committee. Chairman Sparks agreed.



Chairman Sparks thanked Mr. Howarth and Mr. Swendseid for

their patience and returning to the meeting for the dis-

cussion.



The open meeting recessed at 2:25 P.M. to move into committee

meetings and reconvened at 9:14 A.M. Friday, December 6, 1991

with all Regents present except Regent Hammargren.



7. Approved the Appointment of Athletic Director, UNLV



Approved the appointment of Mr. James Weaver as Athletic

Director at UNLV, effective January 1, 1992, at an annual

salary of $105,000, with a straight 5-year contract, with

no employer-paid retirement.



Chairman Sparks indicated that due to improper advice given

at the November 20, 1991 special meeting of the Board, this

item is being reconsidered after official posting of the

agenda item. She indicated that the Board of Regents had

previously acted in good faith in approving an emergency

item, but have been directed by the Attorney General's

Office to address this issue after appropriate posting of

the item in accordance with the Nevada Open Meeting Law.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Mr. James

Weaver as Athletic Director at UNLV, effective January 1,

1992, at an annual salary of $105,000, with a straight

5-year contract, with no employer-paid retirement. Mrs.

Berkley seconded.



President Maxson stated that in addition to the salary, Mr.

Weaver will be allocated an automobile and a modest expense

account. Mr. Weaver's wife is under contract with the Uni-

versity of Florida as a gymnast coach and private funds will

be allocated to help with the moving expense and transition

costs until his wife is able to move to Nevada. President

Maxson stated that every comment he has received regarding

this appointment has been very positive.



Motion carried.



Mr. Weaver requested a moment to express to the Board his

enthusiasm and excitement in being chosen to fill this

position. He stated that he does have mixed feelings about

leaving Florida after 13 years, but is delighted with the

opportunity to serve UNLV. He wished UNR luck in the up-

coming weekend football game against Youngstown University.



Mr. Weaver felt that it will be a great challenge and is

hopeful that he can make a difference to the athletic pro-

gram at UNLV. He is very much aware of the agenda for ath-

letics during the 90's, which includes integration of aca-

demic and athletics; institutional control and compliance;

student athlete concerns; working closely with the institu-

tion; and to accept duties and responsibilities by provid-

ing teamwork as an objective with the coaches and student

athletes.



President Maxson stated that he felt Mr. Weaver will be able

to work efficiently with academics and compliance within the

Athletic Department. He thanked the Board of Regents for

their vote of confidence in this selection.



8. Approved Report on Nursing Program Articulation, UNR



In August, 1990 the Board of Regents accepted a proposal

developed by the University of Nevada, Reno to facilitate

Nursing Program Articulation within the UNS, as contained

in Ref. B, filed in the Regents' Office. At that time, a

request was made for a follow-up report to be given to the

Board within the next year. UNR Vice President of Academic

Affairs Robert Hoover made the presentation.



Vice President Hoover reviewed the reference material. He

indicated that articulation and student success are very

important issues at UNR. Upon questioning, Vice President

Hoover explained the selection process for all students

(including transfer students) to be accepted to the Orvis

School of Nursing. He indicated that a contract is ini-

tially drawn up between the students and Nursing Depart-

ments. At this time there is discussion on probability of

being accepted to the Orvis School of Nursing. He stated

that TMCC and UNR have the same 2-year program which allows

for a smoother transition to the Nursing program at UNR.

Vice President Hoover stated that the School is under a

thorough investigation and a plan will be developed within

the next two or three months.



President Crowley responded that the Orvis School of Nursing

is not "drifting" as was suggested due to decreased enroll-

ments and the unfilled Dean's position, and stated that the

School has been placed in a very difficult position due to

these unfortunate events, but a plan is being devised to

aid the School in its future direction and will be brought

back to the Board for its information.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the report on the Nursing

Program Articulation at UNR. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.



9. Approved the Fall 1991 Enrollment Report



Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic

Affairs, presented the Official Fall 1991 Enrollment Report,

filed in the Regents' Office. Mrs. Steinberg also summariz-

ed Campus and System data and presented information concern-

ing enrollment by gender, race/ethnic designation, full-

time/part-time status, and average age of students. A sum-

mary of the enrollment figures is contained in Ref. C,

filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Steinberg stated that the FTE reporting format has

been changed from previous years with the addition of a

developmental ratio and redefinition of vocational ratio.



The report indicated that the System currently enrolls

34,285 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, an 8.6% in-

crease from Fall 1990 and an increase of 54.7% from the

Fall of 1982. The System is serving 63,213 State-support-

ed students, an increase of 2.8% from the Fall of 1990 and

an increase of 52% from the Fall of 1982. In addition to

State-supported students, the System Campuses also serve

approximately 80,000 to 90,000 students in self-supported

courses and programs. Mrs. Steinberg stated that she will

continue to develop a more efficient reporting mechanism

for student headcount enrollment.



Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting.



President Meacham stated that enrollments are scattered

throughout the Campus and the institutions are trying to

develop services at each Campus site. President Gwaltney

added that there is a need for a better quality of life

for students on Campus, such as recreation centers, student

unions. President Calabro stated that another concern is

that although the Campuses have touch-tone phone registra-

tion, space is still needed for individual sign-up, counsel-

ing, etc.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



President Maxson stated that UNLV has never abandoned the

importance of the non-traditional student; however, in the

past the "best and brightest" students have been recruited

to attend UNLV. UNLV's goal is to be the first choice of

the critical mass in order to become a top University. The

trend has been positive and its results can be seen as indi-

cated in the increase of FTE enrollment.



Dr. Eardley questioned the reporting format for community

service courses at the Community Colleges, and President

Gwaltney explained that some community service courses do

not meet the definitions for reporting, such as classes that

meet on the Campus less than 4 hours throughout the semes-

ter. Dr. Eardley stated he understood that Mrs. Steinberg

was still in the process of developing an efficient report-

ing format for such courses.



Mr. Doug Burris, Assistant to the Chancellor, stated that he

has met with the Community College Presidents and will be

developing a consistent definition. This enrollment report

is an interim approach and it will be finalized in the near

future.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the System is compiling data

on the demographics of its institutions in order to acquire

land for future Community College branches.



Chairman Sparks commended Mrs. Steinberg for a comprehen-

sive report which will enable the Board to communicate its

needs to the Legislature.



Mrs. Steinberg highlighted the System enrollment trends for

full-time and part-time students, systemwide enrollment

percent by gender and racial-ethnic designation for 1982-

1991, and student age by Campus for Fall 1991.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept the Enrollment Report, Fall 1991.

Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



President Crowley announced that one of UNR's long-time students,

Leslie Jacques (Assistant Secretary of the Board), would be com-

pleting her bachelor's degree this December.



10. Information Only: Preliminary UNS 1993 Capital Construction

Request



Chancellor Dawson presented a review of capital construction

and discussed the priorities along with the UNS Preliminary

1993 Capital Construction Request. Final action on the re-

quest will be made at the January, 1992 meeting. Chancellor

Dawson distributed the UNS 1993-95 Capital Improvements

Tentative Recommendations, filed in the Regents' Office.

He explained the Systemwide Facilities Summary, which was

compiled from a current UNS facilities inventory of exist-

ing space and using Campus approved formulas to generate

statistics indicating space needs for classrooms, class

laboratories, office, research laboratories and study space.



The advanced planned projects are recommended as follows:



1) CCSN Phase V - Cheyenne, 100,000 square feet

2) CCSN Phase III - West Charleston, 80,000 square feet

3) TMCC Phase VI, 115,000 square feet

4) NNCC - Winnemucca Building, 8,000 square feet

5) UNR Education Building, 100,000 square feet



The new projects are recommended as follows:



1) WNCC Phase V, 61,000 square feet

2) DRI North, 75,000 square feet

3) UNLV Library, 250,000 square feet

4) UNLV Wright Hall Expansion, 30,000 square feet

5) CCSN - Henderson, 80,000 square feet

6) UNLV Business Building, 115,000 square feet

7) UNR Parking Garage

8) UNR Clinical Science Building, Las Vegas, 60,000 square

feet



Chancellor Dawson explained that page two indicated the

total space available, additional space needed and percent-

age deficit throughout the System.



Chairman Sparks stated that the formulas were based on needs

and that not all 7 institutions would have all their needs

fulfilled. Mrs. Steinberg stated that by using the formulas

it required each of the Campuses to report consistently in

order to project their needs, although the final decision

must be made by someone else.



President Maxson agreed that the formulas provide data, but

the Council of Presidents is still in the process of dis-

cussing the capital construction request. The Council is

addressing the issues of funding for planning. There has

not been enough time to review the needs analysis. The

Council will present a priority list to the Board at the

next meeting.



Mr. Klaich stated that the documentation presented is a

great improvement and has given him a much better perspec-

tive on the needs of the Campuses.



Chancellor Dawson stated that WNCC has the greatest need,

with a 143% deficit and it is recommended that WNCC be

placed at the top of the request list which Mr. Robert

Ferrari, Director of State Public Works Board, will pre-

sent to the State Public Works Board for its consideration.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the National Science Foundation,

in collaboration with the American Association of Community and

Junior Colleges, has awarded 1-year fellowships in Washington,

D. C. to 6 Community College Science and/or Math Instructors.

It was with great pleasure that Chancellor Dawson announced that

TMCC has the distinct honor of supplying 2 of the 6 Professors

who were selected from a national field, Dr. Jody Chase and Dr.

John Clevenger. The program is designed to allow NSF to learn

more about the mission of Community Colleges and promote co-

operation between NSF and 2-year schools. Selected teachers will

spend up to 9 months at NSF headquarters in Washington, D. C.



11. Report on Academic Planning



At the Regents' Fall Workshop in November, 1991, partici-

pants began discussions on a system process for academic

planning. Regent Derby reported the outcome from that ses-

sion and distributed the summary reports from each of the

small group discussions, filed in the Regents' Office. Dr.

Derby stated that a publication will be distributed in

January that will contain the strategic directions and ob-

jectives that were discussed at the workshop. The follow-

ing is the compilation of strategic directions' highlights

that were derived from the workshop:



1) Undergraduate Education

2) Planning/Role and Mission

3) Resources

4) Partnerships

5) Access

6) Assessment/Accountability

7) Diversity

8) Structure



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she was very pleased with the

Academic Planning Workshop and felt that this issue will

be one of the most important tasks the Board will under-

take in the 1990's.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



Mrs. Steinberg thanked the Academic Vice Presidents and

Deans from the Institutions and on their behalf she stated

that they requested an academic workshop to be held twice

a year.



Dr. Eardley was also pleased with the workshop, but thought

UNS was remiss in not inviting the student representatives

who certainly have input on the direction of the System.

Dr. Derby agreed and assured the Board that they will be

invited to the next session.



12. Approved the System Name Change



Regent Berkley requested consideration be given to changing

the System name to more accurately reflect all institutions.

Suggestions for such change are contained in Ref. D, filed

in the Regents' Office. This item was referred to the

Faculty Senates for comment prior to final Board action.

Each Faculty Senate Chairman responded as follows:



Bill Baines, TMCC, stated that a generic name was

acceptable, such as Nevada System of Universities

and Community Colleges.



Elizabeth Raymond, UNR, stated that there was no strong

feeling from the Campus, but cautioned the Board to

consider the acronym of its final selection. UNR

recommends Nevada System of Higher Education, Nevada

System for Higher Education or Nevada State System of

Higher Education.



Lori Temple, UNLV, stated that there should not be a

name change, but if there has to be she recommended

Nevada system of Higher Education, Nevada System for

Higher Education or Nevada State System of Higher

Education.



Lonnie Pippin, DRI, stated that DRI is sympathetic with

the Community Colleges, but felt that the name should

remain the same. DRI's clientele are familiar with

"UNS" and encouraged the Board to keep the word "Uni-

versity" in the name. (He jokingly suggested DRIPPIN -

Desert Research Institute and Peripheral Places in

Nevada.)



Larry Goodnight, WNCC, stated that WNCC did not recom-

mend a specific name, but wished that "Community Col-

leges" be recognized within the new name.



Ed Nickel, NNCC, stated NNCC welcomed the opportunity

for the Community Colleges to be recognized in the of-

ficial name. NNCC has no specific recommendation,

only that "Community College" be placed in the name.



Candace Kant, CCSN, stated that CCSN endorses the

concept of a name change and applauds the Board for

addressing this issue. CCSN would like "Community

College" in the name to indicate the diversity of

Nevada's higher education system.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the name change of the Uni-

versity of Nevada System to University and Community College

System of Nevada. Dr. Derby seconded. Dr. Eardley opposed.

Regents Foley and Hammargren were absent. Motion carried.



General Counsel Klasic was directed to draft appropriate

legislation for this name change.



Regents Foley and Hammargren returned to the meeting.



13. Information Only: Financial Contingency Clause in Profes-

sional Contracts



At the Board of Regents' meeting of October 3, 1991 to con-

sider the question of deferring professional employees'

salaries, one of the Regents suggested the possibility that

financial contingency clauses should be drafted into the

professional employees' contracts to provide that the pay-

ment of salaries or salary increases would be dependent upon

the availability of funds. In this way, if salary funding

was not forthcoming from the Legislature, State or other

funding, professional employees' contracts could be legally

modified to reflect fiscal reality.



At the request of several Regents, this item is for approval

in concept only and General Counsel would then be directed

to draft appropriate contractual language with input from

the Chancellor, the Presidents, and the Faculty Senate

Chairs, for inclusion in next year's professional employment

contracts.



Mr. Klaich stated that he received a letter from the Faculty

Senate Chairmen which highlighted the complexity of the

issue. The letter stated that "Chapter 5 of the UNS Code

contains a detailed process for addressing financial exi-

gencies. The Code provisions were developed specifically

to allow the System as a whole to react to fiscal emergen-

cies in timely fashion but to prevent arbitrary application

of emergency measures. Adding such language to the con-

tracts subverts the provisions of the Code.



"Secondly, Section 5.4.5 of the Code stated that 'Nothing

in this provision shall prevent the lay off of a faculty

member under this subsection without such a declaration (of

financial exigency) of the Board of Regents when such facul-

ty member's employment contract contains the specific pro-

vision that such faculty member's continued employment

during the term of the contract is dependent on the avail-

ability of funds'".



Mr. Klaich suggested that the policies on tenure and finan-

cial exigency be reviewed carefully and in detail before

such language changes be made to employee contracts. Mr.

Foley agreed and felt that the concept should not even be

considered at this time. Dr. Eardley stated that he, too,

was not approving of any language changes in contracts.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she was not opposed to the 4%

cost-of-living increase for professional faculty, but felt

that criticism toward the faculty would be inevitable, and

did not want such a situation to arise again. It was a

very unfair circumstance the System was placed under.



Chancellor Dawson stated that there has never been a change

in approved cost-of-living increases after the Legislature

had authorized the increase.



Mr. Klaich stated that he continues to support the deci-

sion of the Board of Regents at its October 3, 1991 meeting.

He was hopeful that the decision to grant the increase indi-

cated to the faculty that the Board of Regents supports the

faculty and that the faculty are very important to the

System. Mrs. Berkley also agreed with the outcome of the

meeting.



General Counsel Klasic informed the Board that the Nevada

State Employees Association (NSEA) has filed a law suit

against the Board of Examiners, who authorized the retain-

ing of the legislative approved cost-of-living increase for

State employees. It was his opinion that if NSEA won the

case, that this situation would never happen again.



Mrs. Whitley stated that employee contracts should have

flexibility and did not feel that any language changes

were necessary.



CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Candace Kant stated that, on

behalf of the Faculty Senates throughout the System, they

were pleased the Board of Regents carefully considered the

letter from the Faculty Senate Chairmen.



14. Report on Continuing Education, UNR and UNLV



President Crowley introduced Dr. Neal Ferguson, Dean of

Continuing Education at UNR. Dr. Ferguson provided an

overview of the UNR Continuing Education program and dis-

tributed materials which are filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Ferguson stated that the continuing education program

at UNR has been in existence for 100 years and continues

to grow. He stated that the Division of Continuing Edu-

cation at UNR is the University's academic extension and

continuing education unit. Consistent with the Univer-

sity's role as a land grant institution, the Division of

Continuing Education is committed to creating, providing,

and promoting challenging University-level, lifelong edu-

cational opportunities for Nevadans. He reviewed the aca-

demic credit programs and the non-credit programs. The

Bachelor of General Studies Program has been very success-

ful, with 285 graduates to date and 25 graduates this Decem-

ber. The Master of Judicial Studies is administered to city

judges and has graduated 16 students from 34 states across

the country. In Elko, UNR offers programs for receiving a

Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Education,

and M. S. in Nursing and a B. S. in Business. He indicated

that electronic distance learning is becoming a major

component to continuing education and Nevada will have to

decide whether it wants to become more involved with other

schools across the nation in providing televised courses

for Nevada students.



President Maxson introduced Dr. Paul Aizley, Dean of Ex-

tended Education and Summer Term, who provided an overview

of the Continuing Education Program at UNLV, which has been

in existence for 25 years. He distributed materials, which

are filed in the Regents' Office, and referred to page 49 of

the catalog which describes the history of continuing educa-

tion at UNLV. He stated that there were approximately 600

non-credit courses offered during the 1990-91 year and about

228 have been scheduled this Fall. In 1991 there were ap-

proximately 9000 students enrolled in 630 courses. There

are 17 faculty and Dr. Aizley introduced those who were in

attendance. Classroom space is unavailable on the UNLV

Camus, so the classes are held throughout the community.



Mrs. Gallagher requested a workshop be scheduled to discuss

the continuing education programs in more detail, including

interactive television and other methods of delivery.

Chairman Sparks agreed, and added that the workshop address

the final impact and staffing of the programs. Dr. Eardley

requested that the Directors of community service programs

at the Community Colleges be included in the workshop

presentation.



Regents Hammargren and Whitley left the meeting. Chairman Sparks

relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Eardley.



15. Approved Naming of Building, UNLV



Approved the naming of the building housing the Sports

Injury Center the "Claude I. Howard Sport Injury Research

Center".



Mr. Foley moved approval of the naming of the Sports Injury

Center the Claude I. Howard Sports Injury Research Center

at UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Sparks returned and resumed the gavel. Mrs. Whitley

returned to the meeting.



16. Approved a Resolution, UNLV



Chancellor Dawson presented the following resolution com-

mending Mr. Dennis Finfrock for his service as Interim

Athletic Director at UNLV.



RESOLUTION #91-16



WHEREAS, Dennis Finfrock was appointed Interim Athletic

Director at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas during

a period of great unrest in the Department of Athletics,

and a period of great visibility because of the men's

basketball program, and



WHEREAS, he acknowledged to the Board of Regents upon

acceptance of the appointment that his goal was to en-

sure that the UNLV athletic program be a positive in-

fluence and provide a truly quality educational experi-

ence for every student athlete, and



WHEREAS, he recognized a great number of changes would

need to be forthcoming to accomplish that goal and he

pledged his administration to produce an Athletic De-

partment based on honesty and integrity, and



WHEREAS, under Dennis's leadership changes were made

which have left the Department better off in almost

very area, and



WHEREAS, his hard work and commitment have been extra-

ordinary, how, therefore, be it



RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University and

Community College System of Nevada heartily commends

Dennis Finfrock for his selfless dedication to duty and

gives thanks for an outstanding job well done.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution commending Mr.

Dennis Finfrock for his service as Interim Athletic Director

at UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



17. Approved a Resolution



President Crowley presented the following resolution in

honor of the late Count Alessandro Dandini.



RESOLUTION #91-17



WHEREAS, Count Alessandro Dandini is esteemed as a

scholar, inventory, engineer, educator and philanthro-

pist, in truth a Renaissance Man, and



WHEREAS, he served the people of Nevada with honor and

distinction in his various capacities at the University

of Nevada as Professor, scientist, advisor and patron of

the Arts, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Dandini, through his own initiative, did

seek and secure the site today occupied by the Desert

Research Institute and Truckee Meadows Community Col-

lege, and



WHEREAS, through his vision and persistence, Dr. Dandini

enabled the establishment of the namesake Alessandro

Dandini Research Park to enhance the future prosperity

of Nevada, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Dandini was appointed in 1958 as Marshal

for the University of Nevada, Reno and served in that

capacity until 1987. He hosted numerous distinguished

visitors who visited the Campus, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Dandini designed and contributed the Uni-

versity ceremonial mace that is still used at Univer-

sity of Nevada, Reno graduations and other distinguished

ceremonies, and



WHEREAS, he did inspire and stimulate Nevadans in the

pursuit of artistic, academic and entrepreneurial en-

deavors which shall long benefit this State, and



WHEREAS, his death on November 23, 1991, at the age of

92, is a loss felt grievously by all Nevadans, now

therefore be it



RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University and

Community College System of Nevada expresses the admira-

tion, appreciation and respect of the University commu-

nity and conveys its sincerest condolences to his widow,

the Countess Angela Dandini.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution honoring

the late Count Alessandro Dandini. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Approved the Vote of Confidence



The Board called for a vote of confidence in support of

President Robert Maxson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Mrs. Gallagher moved for a vote of confidence in support of

President Robert Maxson, UNLV. Mr. Foley seconded.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she would vote in favor of the vote

of confidence in support of President Maxson, but that she

was uncomfortable with bringing this item to the agenda of

the Board of Regents. Throughout the recent months, the

Board had never doubted the President's ability nor his

total commitment to UNLV. Bringing this item before the

Board only elevates the controversy to a higher level and

she felt that it was unnecessary.



Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.



Chairman Sparks stated that the Board requested to make it

known to the public that it supports is Presidents. During

UNLV's trying times she felt it necessary to make a public

statement in support of President Maxson. Dr. Eardley

agreed and felt the Board should do this more often for its

Presidents to show appreciation.



Motion carried.



19. Discussion of Employee Benefits



At the Fall Workshop held November 14, 1991, discussion

was held on employee benefits. Regent Derby had requested

a continuation of that discussion to include additional

comparisons other than the Arkansas Study that is used.



Chairman Sparks stated that the Chancellor's staff has been

very busy working with the academic planning issues and has

been unable to bring forward other studies.



Mr. Klaich stated that he was concerned with the Administra-

tion salaries due to the over-reaction of the media. He

believes that this topic will be discussed during the next

legislative session and felt that the System should be pre-

pared in addressing the issue. Although salaries are a

very small portion of the System budget, it is a very visi-

ble portion. Mr. Klaich suggested that an outside con-

sultant be retained to make recommendations on the salaries

within the System.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



Chancellor Dawson agreed with Mr. Klaich's suggestion and

added that anything the Chancellor's staff brings before

the Board may be perceived as self-serving, but cautioned

the Board that it will be an unexpected expenditure to hire

a qualified consultant.



Dr. Derby agreed with Mr. Klaich and felt that by hiring a

consultant it would bring more credibility to the Board.

Mrs. Gallagher and Dr. Eardley also agreed and Dr. Eardley

further suggested that salaries also be compared to private

companies within the State of Nevada. He felt that the

System salaries should not be compared to other State

agencies.



20. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Admission Standards



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Admission Standards meeting, held December 5, 1991, were

made by Regent Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman.



(1) The Committee recommended approval of the final rec-

ommendations for UCCSN admission standards.



Chairman Klaich opened the discussion by presenting

the draft recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Admission Standards from October 7, 1991. He reviewed

and discussed the reasoning for each recommendation.

He requested the Committee to focus on the preparation

of the final recommendations to be presented to the

full Board of Regents. He stated that the impact on

minority communities and the transferring students

from the Community Colleges are the two major issues

facing the Committee at this time; the Committee has

concurred with all other recommendations.



Dr. Derby stated that her primary concern with raising

the grade point average (GPA) is its impact on Campus

diversity and requested further study in this area.



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Lori Temple requested a

moment to clarify the statistics presented to the

Committee on race/ethnicity and minority groups. She

stated she believed that the impact would be fairly

similar for both minority and non-minority groups and

presented statistics to reflect this belief, filed in

the Regents' Office.



UNR Vice President Bob Hoover informed the Committee

that University of California, Davis has an excellent

transfer model, whereby the Community Colleges have a

Transfer Center and, upon admission, the student is

required to sign an agreement regarding goals and ob-

jectives. If these criteria are met upon completion

of courses at the Community Colleges, then the student

can automatically transfer to the University. Dr.

Doug Burris, Assistant to the Chancellor, confirmed

this model and explained the process in further detail.

He indicated that this agreement accelerates the artic-

ulation process. Chairman Klaich agreed with the con-

tract concept and suggested that all entering students

should have an agreement, not just the transfer stu-

dents. Vice President Hoover stated that agreements

would help ensure that there would be space at the

Universities for the transfer student upon completion

at the Community Colleges.



Mrs. Steinberg cautioned the Committee that the data

which was compiled for the Committee's review has been

derived from a one-time study and is a very limited

amount of data.



Chairman Klaich stated that the Committee had two

additional recommendations:



1) Reaffirm the Board of Regents' sensitivity to

protected groups to ensure diversity and success,

and



2) Include information concerning these groups in

annual reports to be presented to the Board of

Regents.



Regents Derby and Whitley felt that additional informa-

tion is needed to make such a decision. Mrs. Gallagher

agreed with the agreement concept for entering students

and felt that the proposed recommendations should be

implemented. After implementation, then significant

data could be gathered and presented to the Board.

Mrs. Whitley felt that it would be more difficult to

lower the admission standards if the Board found the

data necessitated such a change.



Mrs. Sparks indicated that New Mexico has similar

admission standards and they have found that by uti-

lizing a raised admission standard it has increased

the minority enrollment and has decreased the drop

out rate. Vice President Hoover added that New

Mexico's special admit category is the key for their

success.



President Maxson agreed with the agreement concept for

co-enrolled students. He stated that it would help

clarify for the students the different requirements

between the Departments on the Campus.



President Calabro informed the Committee that WNCC and

UNR already have an informal agreement for students,

which WNCC obtained from California. It has helped a

great deal.



Mr. Foley felt that the co-enrollment contract would

have a great effect on retention of students.



Dr. Derby agreed with incorporating the agreement con-

cept into the recommendations, but did not want the

GPA to be raised.



Chairman Klaich reviewed for the Committee the proposed

changes to the draft recommendations and requested Mrs.

Steinberg to revise the recommendations in order to

submit them to the full Board of Regents for their

consideration the following day. The revised draft is

filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Foley stated that he supported the recommendations

of the Committee, but is not satisfied with the 2.5

GPA recommendation.



Mr. Klaich stated that several constituents relayed their

concerns regarding the proposed recommendations. The Com-

mittee was aware of these concerns and attempted to address

each concern. He presented the draft recommendations of

the ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards from December

5, 1991. He reviewed and discussed the reasoning for each

recommendation. There were minor editorial changes made

to the December 5, 1991 recommendations which have been

incorporated into the following recommendations:



Recommendation #1

DISCONTINUE SPECIAL NEVADA PROBATIONARY STATUS



Currently, Nevada residents with a high school grade point

average (G. P. A.) of 2.0 to 2.29 may be admitted to UNLV

and UNR on probation. The data show that these students

have a low success rate at the two Universities - less

than half of these students are in good standing after one

semester. Further, no other 4-year public insitutions in

the Western United States have such a policy.



Recommendation #2

INCREASE PERCENTAGE OF SPECIAL ADMITS FROM 4% TO 6%



In contrast, the data showed that approximately 3/4 of the

students from the UNLV and UNR Freshman classes in 1989

who were enrolled as special admits in the Fall were in

good standing the following Spring. The success of these

students is attributed to institutional support and positive

factors in their background which show potential for success

that enables the students to succeed despite admissions

deficiencies.



Recommendation #3

MANDATORY EVALUATION FOR THE CORE



The academic core courses were established by the Board of

Regents in 1989 because they represent a solid group of

college-preparatory classes that, if taken, will enable

students to succeed in the University setting.



For that reason, the Committee reaffirms its commitment to

and the importance of the core course requirements and rec-

ommends to the Board that all applicants be evaluated for

the core as the first part of the evaluation process. The

high school core course requirements may be waived for each

applicant who satisfies one of the following:



(a) Graduation from high school with a grade point average

of 3.0 (b) or higher in academic courses.



(b) Graduation from high school with a grade point average

of 2.5 (C+) or higher in academic courses and an en-

hanced ACT composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT

combined scores of 925 or higher).



(c) Transfer applicants with 15 or more acceptable semester

credits in transferable general education courses which

apply toward fulfillment of Associate of Arts, Associ-

ate of Science, or baccalaureate degree requirements

at regionally accredited institutions, and a cumulative

grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher.



(d) Applicants who are admitted through the special admis-

sions program.



Having data on every student for the core will enable the

Universities and the System to more thoroughly track student

success as related to factors such as the core, ACT/SAT

score, and high school GPA.



Recommendation #4

REQUIRE A 2.5 OVERALL MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE



Current UCCSN Admissions Criteria require a minimum overall

grade point average of 2.3. The Committee recommends that

beginning Fall 1993, the minimum overall grade point average

be raised to 2.5. Students currently enrolled in high

school and graduating by Spring of 1996 will not be denied

admission to the two Universities if they meet the admis-

sions criteria currently in place.



Recommendation #5

ANNUAL REPORT ON STUDENT SUCCESS TO THE BOARD



The Committee recommends that the Universities collect data

annually and that an annual report on Student Success be

completed by the Chancellor's Office of Academic Affairs

for consideration by the Board of Regents. Current admis-

sions criteria should be monitored against these data, with

student success as the goal for criteria. Data on core

course requirements must be included in this annual report.



Recommendation #6

IDENTIFY AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS



The Committee recommends that students admitted to the Uni-

versities and Community Colleges who are considered "at-

risk" based on data collected, should be identified and

required to seek System assistance. Such students should

be advised, counseled, and provided tutorial support serv-

ices. Where appropriate, University students should be re-

quired to concurrently enroll in developmental courses at

the Community Colleges. Early identification of need is

imperative.



The Committee further recommends that each Campus will

develop an institutional plan to implement this recommenda-

tion - and such plans should be reported to the Board of

Regents. Plans will include a review of and assessment of

University applicants for "at-risk" status prior to admis-

sion. The budgetary impacts of implementing such plans

should also be forwarded to the Board of Regents for their

consideration while setting budgetary priorities for the

System.



Recommendation #7

ENHANCE COMMUNICATION ON ADMISSION STANDARDS

TO NEVADA SCHOOLS



The Committee recommends that the Board enhance communica-

tion with students and parents, middle schools/junior high

schools, high schools, and the State Department of Educa-

tion to provide information about skills and academic

preparation necessary for student success at UCCSN Colleges

and Universities. The information should include notifica-

tion of changes in University entrance criteria and provide

a sufficient time period for students to meet the enhanced

criteria.



The Committee specifically recommends that the 1984 publi-

cations "Making High School Work" and "Making High School

Count" should be updated and revised for distribution,

along with a revised version of the "Preparing for College"

brochure.



Recommendation #8

CONCURRENT ADMISSION STATUS

TO UCCSN COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO INCLUDE A

CONTRACT AGREEMENT



The Committee recommends that for those students who may not

meet admissions requirements to the University, or for other

Community College students who may wish to avail themselves

of this option, a concurrent admissions status be developed

which would allow students to be admitted to a UCCSN Com-

munity College and University Campus simultaneously. Stu-

dents would execute a contract agreement with both insti-

tutions and upon successful completion of contract work at

the Community College, would transfer directly to the Uni-

versity. The Committee hopes that these individual con-

tracts will lead to master contracts where appropriate, and

will underscore the Board's continued commitment to im-

proved articulation of courses, programs and degrees.



Recommendation #9

STUDENT DIVERSITY



The Committee recognizes the importance of student diversity

within the UCCSN. The Committee recommends a continued

commitment of sensitivity to the underrepresented popula-

tions and protected groups in the admissions process such

that diversity of student population is protected and

enhanced. The annual report in recommendation #5 shall

also reflect any impact on student diversity.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards with minor

editorial amendments. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



The student representatives were questioned whether they

were satisfied with the recommendations, and ASUN President

Derek Beenfeldt, USA President Jayne Podratz, ASCC Presi-

dent John Kelley were all in agreement with the recommenda-

tions and were in favor of raising the admission standard

to 2.5 GPA from 2.3 GPA.



Dr. Eardley felt that Recommendation #6, Identify and Pro-

vide Assistance for At-Risk Students, was a very important

issue.



Mr. Klaich stated that these recommendations would produce

significant Board of Regent Handbook amendments, which will

be brought back to the Board for consideration.



Motion carried.



Dr. Eardley left the meeting.



Mr. Klaich thanked Ron Remington, Bob Hoover, Bill Cathey,

Herb Peebles, John Unrue, Wayne Nunnely, Glen Krutz and

particularly Karen Steinberg for all their efforts in

accomplishing these recommendations. Four years ago, the

ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards was directed to

review the current admission standards and recommend

changes. Mr. Klaich was thankful that the Committee fol-

lowed the process and reached its goal.



Mrs. Gallagher commended Mr. Klaich and the Committee for a

magnificent job.



The open meeting recessed for 15 minutes to view the model of the

proposed 100 acres to be secured from Clark County for UCCSN.



21. Approved Handbook Changes, Dropping of Courses and

Withdrawal from the University, UNLV



Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 16.E, Uni-

versity of Nevada, Las Vegas, as follows:



A. Section 15, Dropping of Courses



After the last date to drop without being subject to

a grade, no additional drops will be permitted.



B. Section 16, Withdrawal from the University



A student totally withdrawing from all courses secures

a withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office, obtains

all required signatures, and returns the form to the

Registrar's Office. The date on which the form is

filed with the Registrar's Office is the official date

of the withdrawal and this date is used in determining

eligibility for refunds.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding Dropping of Courses and Withdrawal from the Uni-

versity, UNLV. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Oil and Gas Lease, UNR



Approved the following Oil and Gas Lease:



In 1986, UNR received a gift of some 20 parcels of land,

totalling 1812 acres, which were scattered throughout the

southeastern section of the State. The University was also

given a 50% interest in all mineral rights on these lands.

(One of these parcels was sold to the City of Mesquite in

1989.)



Loma Energy Corporation of Billings, Montana has made an

offer to enter into a 5-year Oil and Gas Lease on two (2)

of these parcels. They have agreed to pay a bonus and

rental of $10 per acre for the first year, on a total of

360 acres, and $2 per acre each year thereafter, with a

1/8th (12.5%) royalty in the event of production. The

other 50% owner in the mineral rights has agreed to these

terms, which is twice the amount other land owners are re-

ceiving. Upon execution, the lease will be assigned to

Mobil Oil Corporation. The University will receive $1800

for its share of the first rental payment.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval upon review of

documentation.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Oil and Gas Lease for UNR.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved Resolution for Loan, Cooperative Extension

Program in Elko, UNR



Approved a Bank Qualified, Tax-Exempt Loan for the purchase

of a modular office facility for the Cooperative Extension

Program in Elko, to be repaid over a six year period.



RESOLUTION #91-19



BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY

OF NEVADA THAT:



The Officers of the University are hereby authorized to

solicit proposals for a $95,000 bank loan for the pur-

pose of acquiring a modular office complex for the Co-

operative Extension Service in Elko. The loan is here-

by designated as a "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation"

under Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

of 1986, as amended.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolution for a loan

to purchase a modular office facility for the UNR Cooper-

ative Extension Program in Elko. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



24. Approved the Repair of UCCSN Audio Equipment



Approved the expenditure of not more than $5000 of Regents'

Special Projects Funds for repair of Board's audio equip-

ment used in the northern part of the State for Board of

Regents' meetings. Ref. E is filed in the Regents' Office.



Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary of the Board, explained that

due to the wear and tear from transporting the equipment

to Regent meetings throughout the northern part of the State

over the years, the audio equipment is in need of repair.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the expenditure of not

more than $5000 of Regents' Special Projects Funds for the

repair of the Board's audio equipment used in the northern

part of the State for Board of Regents' meetings. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



25. Approved Capital Improvement Fees, WNCC



Approved the authorization to use $65,000 of Capital Im-

provement Fee Funds at WNCC for the second payment for two

modular office buildings to provide additional space for

the Financial Aid Department and faculty and staff offices.

The first payment, in the amount of $60,000, was approved

at the April 4, 1991 Board of Regents' meeting.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the expenditure of $65,000 of

Capital Improvement Fee Funds at WNCC for payment on two

modular office buildings. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



26. Approved Handbook Change, Fee Distribution, CCSN



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 12,

Distribution of Registration Fees, Community Colleges:



CCSN - 91-92



General Fund $19.50

General Improvement .50

Capital Improvement 4.00

Student Association 1.30

Student Association - Building Fund .30

Student Association - Designated Projects .40

------

$26.00



It was brought to the Board's attention that this change

was recommended by the student government. ASCC President

John Kelley distributed a proposal for the redistribution

of the building fund allowance. The students had previous-

ly approved an increase in tuition to fund the previously

designated "La Casa" project. Since that time, funding has

been approved by the State Legislature. Of the student

approved increase, it had been determined that $0.70 would

go into the Building Fund and $0.30 would go to Student

Government. The proposal described the allocation of the

Student Association Designated Projects.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

the CCSN Distribution of Registration Fees and commended

ASCC President John Kelley. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



27. Approved Handbook Addition, Student Fees, UNLV



Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees:



UNR UNLV CCSN NNCC TMCC WNCC



International Student Teaching NA 350 NA NA NA NA



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook addition regard-

ing the International Student Teaching Fee at UNLV. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Elaine Jarchow, Associate Dean of the College of Edu-

cation, explained that this new fee is to cover expenses

for instructors to review student progress of those who

are performing international student teaching.



28. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Status

of Women



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Status of Women meeting, held December 5, 1991, were made

by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) The Committee heard reports from the Campuses on their

self-evaluation studies which were completed this Fall.



The following Campus representatives presented their

respective reports, which are filed in the Regents'

Office:



Dr. Stephanie Livingston, DRI

Ms. N. J. Petit, CCSN

Ms. Cyd Mc Mullen, NNCC

Dr. Jacqueline Kirkland, TMCC

Ms. Bridgett Boulton, TMCC

Mrs. Connie Capurro, WNCC

Dr. Mary White Stewart, UNR

Dr. Penny Amy, UNLV



Dr. Jill Winter, UNR Center for Applied Research,

reported some common issues between the Campuses

which have become apparent in the process of conduct-

ing the Campus studies. The report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



Dr. Derby announced that the Committee would present

its recommendations for Board consideration at the

February, 1992 meeting.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on Status of Women. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich requested follow-up reports to be made period-

ically from the recommendations proposed by the ad hoc

Committee on Status of Women.



Dr. Derby expressed her appreciation to the Campus Presi-

dents. It was a tough process for each Campus to undertake

and she commended the efforts and support from each Campus.



29. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee meeting, held December 5, 1991, were made by Regent

Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) Approved the Ph. D. in Civil Engineering, Electrical

Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, at UNR, as

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



This proposal is a change in the name of an existing

degree program from the Ph. D. in Engineering to the

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering

and Mechanical Engineering.



Currently, students who have completed majors in Civil,

Electrical or Mechanical Engineering are awarded the

Ph. D. in Engineering. This name change will more

clearly identify the specific engineering discipline

of graduates. No modifications in curriculum or

administration are required, and no new resources are

requested.



(2) Approved the M. S. and Ph. D. in Atmospheric Science at

UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents'

Office.



This is a request to modify the existing M. S. in

Atmospheric Physics and Ph. D. in Physics (Atmospheric

Science option) offered by the Physics Department to

an interdisciplinary M. S., Ph. D. in Atmospheric

Science.



Revisions in the curriculum will more appropriately

reflect the broad discipline of Atmospheric Sciences

and better address the educational needs of graduates.

Cooperative efforts between the UNR Physics Department

and the Desert Research Institute will continue, with

shared faculty and facilities.



A program advisory committee and Director will oversee

the management of the program. No additional facili-

ties or equipment are requested.



Vice President Robert Hoover explained further that

the program will expand and strengthen the Physics and

Chemistry programs by combining world-class faculty

from UNR and DRI. He stated that President Taranik

is very agreeable and supportive of this proposal.



(3) New Business - Chairman Derby stated that an item

regarding the academic planning session that was held

during the Regents' Workshop has been placed on the

Board of Regents' agenda for discussion. She requested

the Academic Affairs Committee to work with Acting Vice

Chancellor Karen Steinberg in developing a publication

on strategic directions for UCCSN. It is hoped that

this document will provide information regarding aca-

demic planning for UCCSN and that this document would

be revised periodically as needed.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



Dr. Derby left the meeting.



30. Approved Handbook Changes, Special Course Fees, UNR and NNCC



Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

11, Special Course Fees:



A. University of Nevada, Reno



Private Instrument & Voice Instruction $ 125 per credit

BIO 320, MO1, Experimental Field Ecology 100 per course

GEO 451, Summer Field Geology 1050 - 1250 per course

RWF 460/660 Rangeland Resource

Management 100 per course

RPED 147 Alpine Skiing 140 - 165 per course

RPED 148 Cross Country Skiing 55 - 70 per course



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing special course fees at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



B. Northern Nevada Community College



MTL 296B, AWS Code Certification $ 100 per course

Welding 20 - 51 per course



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing special course fees at NNCC. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



31. Approved Handbook Change, Special Use Fee, UNR



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 12,

Special Use Fee, Lombardi Recreation Building. These fees

have not been revised since 1977. It is necessary to es-

tablish fees for the use of the new Wellness/Fitness area

within the building. A memorandum from Recreation, Physical

Education and Dance Chair, Oleana Plummer, explaining the

rationale for the new rates is contained in Ref. F, filed

in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

special use fee, Lombardi Recreation Building, UNR. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



32. Approved Self-Supporting Budget, School of Medicine



Approved the following self-supporting budget for the

School of Medicine, Savitt Library:



School of Medicine

Savitt Library

1991-92

1990-91 Budget

Actual Estimate

Resources:

Open Account Balance $ 91,414 $101,055

Revenue:

Gifts 25,000 0

Endowment Income 5,700 5,700

Total Source of Funds $122,114 $106,755



Expenditures:

Classified Salaries (.50 FTE) $ 8,936 $ 9,300

Fringe Benefits 4,123 4,410

Operating 3,000 45,000

Out-of-State Travel 5,000 7,000

Total Expenditures $ 21,059 $ 65,710

Ending Account Balance 101,055 41,045

Total Use of Funds $122,114 $106,755



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the self-supporting budget for

the School of Medicine, Savitt Library. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



33. Information Only: Annual Report on KUNV, UNLV



President Maxson introduced Mr. Rob Rosenthal, Director of

KUNV, who provided an annual report on the status of the

Campus radio station.



Mr. Rosenthal reported that KUNV's license is held by the

Board of Regents. The radio station operates 24 hours a

day, 365 days a year with four full-time employees, stu-

dent managers and volunteers. He listed several programs

the station provides to its listeners, i. e., live concerts

and lectures. This year's fundraiser event doubled its

contributions from last year. He reported that the station

produces an 8-page program guide for its listeners. The

station is under construction at this time, but he invited

anyone interested to tour the facility. He stated that the

community is very receptive to the station and he was very

pleased to announce that the station has been in operation

for 10 years.



34. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



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

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

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

in the Regents' Office.



Western Nevada Community College - USA President Jayne

Podratz announced the following WNCC outstanding student:



Christopher Judson



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - CSUN Vice President

Kevin Briggs announced the following UNLV outstanding

student:



Pamela Briand



35. 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. G, filed in the

Regents' Office.



Western Nevada Community College - WNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Larry Goodnight announced the following WNCC

outstanding faculty:



William T. Mewalt



Desert Research Institute - DRI Faculty Senate Chairman

Lonnie Pippin announced the following DRI outstanding

faculty:



James G. Hudson



Community College of Southern Nevada - CCSN Faculty Senate

Chairman Candace Kant announced the following CCSN out-

standing faculty:



Robert Dunkerly



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV Faculty Senate

Chairman Lori Temple announced the following UNLV outstand-

ing faculty:



Shashi Sathisan

Reginald Souleyrette



University of Nevada, Reno - UNR Faculty Senate Chairman

Elizabeth Raymond announced the following UNR outstanding

faculty:



Lawrence T. Scott



36. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held December 5, 1991, were made by Regent Dorothy S.

Gallagher, Chairman.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal introduced

William Hartman, Partner of Deloitte & Touche who

introduced the following and they presented the audit

of the UNS Consolidated Financial Statements, June 30,

1991:



Dennis Gauger, Partner

Glen Storer, Manager

Chris Abess, Manager



The representatives stated that the financial position

of the UCCSN along with the changes in its fund bal-

ances and its current operating funds revenues, ex-

penditures and other changes for the year ended in

conformity with generally accepted accounting princi-

ples. The UNS Consolidated Financial Statements are

filed in the Regents' Office.



Deloitte & Touche distributed an Audit Committee Hand-

book to each Committee member.



(2) Deloitte & Touche representatives presented the UNS

Constructive Service Letter, June 30, 1991, and

stated that they considered UCCSN's internal control

structure in order and noted no matters involving the

internal control structure and its operation that is

considered to be material weaknesses.



Mr. Abess reviewed the observations and recommendations

regarding Information Security, Systems Development,

and Disaster Planning for UCCSN.



The UNS Constructive Service Letter is filed in the

Regents' Office.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Performing Arts Center, July 1, 1989

through June 30, 1990. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



Mr. Rick Romito, Director of the Performing Arts

Center, stated that in regard to providing contracts

with on-campus and off-campus organizations, there

seems to be a philosophical difference between the

various Departments on Campus. He explained the

direction he was given by the Administration whereby

he can waive off-campus events has created concern

for UNLV and forms are being designed to aid in the

sponsorship process, however the final content of

these forms is dependent upon policies yet to be

defined.



Mrs. Cardinal stated that the Business Officers are

addressing this issue and will be developing standards.



Chairman Gallagher requested that General Counsel

Klasic work with the Campuses in developing a policy

regarding sponsorship of on-campus and off-campus

organization events held on the Campus.



The Committee continued discussing the legalities of the

policy in further detail and Chairman Gallagher requested

General Counsel Klasic to communicate with the State of

Nevada Risk Management Office regarding the proposed policy.



The following items were reported from the Information

Agenda of this Committee:



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the CSUN Preschool at UNLV, July 1,

1989 through December 31, 1990. The follow-up report

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the CCSN Laboratory Fees, Fall

1990 and Spring 1991. The follow-up report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the CCSN Community Education, Fall

1990. The follow-up report is filed in the Regents'

Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



37. Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held December 5, 1991, were made by Regent

Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: At the request of the Committee, the

Research Affairs Council has prepared a compilation of

Department of Energy (DOE) research funding to the

institutions by subject area and presented a handout

to the Committee, filed in the Regents' Office.



The Nevada Operations Office total is $4,109,056; the

Yucca Mountain Project Office total is $3,034,510; and

other DOE Programs total is $874,459; the Nevada Waste

Projects Office total is $1,537,637; and the Yucca

Mountain Project-One Time total is $9,981,950. The

grand total of all the DOE research funding to the

institutions is $19,537,612.



Chairman Hammargren noted that less than half of the

research funding is concerned with the Yucca Mountain

projects.



(2) Approved an annual "Regents Research Award of (year)",

as contained in Ref. F-3, filed in the Regents' Office.

Chairman Hammargren stated that Chancellor Dawson, the

Presidents' Council and the Faculty Senates at UNR,

UNLV and DRI recommended approval of this award.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Elizabeth Raymond stated

that UNR supported this award, but requested the Com-

mittee to establish an additional award for recognizing

creative activities along with the research award.



Upon questioning, it was stated that the award would

not be limited to the Universities and DRI faculty,

but would also include Community College faculty for

consideration of receiving the award.



Chairman Hammargren stated that he did not object to

the Board of Regents establishing a separate award

for creative activities, but the award should not be

developed or proposed by the Research Affairs Commit-

tee. He felt that the Research Award should be ap-

proved as soon as possible to allow time for candi-

dates to be considered by the Board of Regents in

order for it to be given during the upcoming commence-

ment exercises.



Mrs. Sparks questioned the source of funds for the

Research Award ($5000). She reminded the Committee

that the Regents' Special Project Funds are allocated

for one-time expenditure. Dr. Bill Bishop stated that

the Research Affairs Council will approach business

and industry to support this award.



In response to the discussion of the additional crea-

tive activities award, President Taranik indicated

that the two awards are separate and distinct issues.

He felt that it would be difficult to develop the

process and criteria for implementation in May for

the creative activities award.



(3) New business - DRI Vice President Bill Bishop dis-

tributed "Excerpts on 'Academic Freedom'" to the Com-

mittee for their information, filed in the Regents'

Office. The handout provides excerpts from the UNS

Code and the Regents' discussion from its September

1989 meeting.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Research Affairs Committee and that the Regents'

Special Projects Fund be utilized for the first year of the

Regents' Researcher Award. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion

carried.



38. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Health

Care



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Health Care meeting, held December 5, 1991, were made by

Regent Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.



(1) A presentation was made by Campus representatives on

the Nursing programs at their respective Campuses.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Dean Vicky Carwein,

College of Health Sciences, thanked the Board of

Regents and President Maxson for their support of her

service as Dean of the College. She distributed a

summary of the UNLV report, filed in the Regents'

Office, and introduced Rosemary Witt, Associate Pro-

fessor of Nursing. The report indicated that 135

students are enrolled in the basic 4-year program at

UNLV; 35 students are enrolled in the Master's pro-

gram; and 286 students are enrolled in the Pre-Nursing

program. There are 40 students admitted each semester

to the basic baccalaureate program. The following

projects are either in development or are proposed

projects for UNLV's Nursing program:



Projects in Development:



Family Nurse Practitioner Program (Director to be

on Campus Spring 1992)

Availability of first clinical offering (Fall 1992)

First graduate (Fall 1993)

Initiation of Nursing Alumni Association, first

meeting scheduled for January 29, 1992



Proposed Projects:



Combined MSN-MBA (Needs survey completed, currently

on hold)

Distance Learning Project in collaboration with

other schools within UCCSN, AHEC, Rural

Directors of Nursing (Seeking funds from AB577)



University of Nevada, Reno - Vice President of Academic

Affairs Robert Hoover presented UNR's report on Orvis

School of Nursing. The School offers a baccalaureate

degree and a Master's degree. Currently, there are 47

Freshmen enrolled; 42 Sophomores; and 160 Junior and

Senior students enrolled. He reported that there are

41 students enrolled in the Master's program. Orvis

School of Nursing is currently under review and may

possibly either retain its stand-alone model of edu-

cation, or merge with the College of Community Health

Sciences.



Mrs. Sparks requested a follow-up report from UNR re-

garding the Orvis School of Nursing Campus review.



Western Nevada Community College - Dean Lorrie Peterson

of Educational Services reported that WNCC's Nursing

program began when they took over the Sierra College

of Practical Nursing program. She distributed a re-

port which is filed in the Regents' Office. WNCC has

a Professional Nursing (PN) program and a Registered

Nursing program. At present WNCC has two major

thrusts to the Nursing program: 1) Certified Nursing

Assistant Program, and 2) Associate Degree Nursing

Program with PN exit, LPN entrance. She explained

each program in detail. The National League of Nurs-

ing visited WNCC in October and will present its final

report in January 1992. She stated that the clinical

portion of the program is conducted in Reno, whereby

they must compete with Nursing students from UNR's

Orvis School of Nursing, TMCC, and Lassen County Com-

munity College.



Truckee Meadows Community College - Vice President John

Scally, Academic Affairs, stated that TMCC has complet-

ed NLN accreditation and will be revisited in 1993. He

indicated that there are several returning adult stu-

dents. The TMCC Nursing program addresses several

social health care needs, such as respiratory therapy,

mental health, substance abuse, pharmacy technology,

medical assistant, medical transcription.



Dr. Scally announced that Vice President Rita Gubanich has

recently received her Doctorate degree in Education (Ed. D.)

with emphasis on organization and leadership, from the Uni-

versity of San Francisco.



Community College of Southern Nevada - Vice President

Herb Peebles, Academic Affairs, introduced John Berg,

newly appointed Dean of Science and Health. Mr. Berg

expressed his appreciation to the Board of Regents,

Community College staff, and clinical staff for their

support of the Science and Health students at CCSN.

He reported that there are 189 students enrolled in

the Nursing program including 45 students enrolled

in the CNA program; 66 students enrolled in the LPN

program; and 78 students enrolled in the ADN program.

There are 8 full-time faculty, 2 teaching assistants,

and 9 adjunct clinical faculty. The Kellog Foundation

has awarded CCSN with a grant to aid specialists in

developing curriculum in geriatrics. CCSN is one of

6 Community Colleges from around the country that was

chosen for this award. He reported that CCSN sponsors

weekend Nursing courses which has enabled Nursing stu-

dents to maintain their status in the work force.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she was very pleased with

the institutions and their staffs who have taken great

strides in achieving NLN accreditation.



Northern Nevada Community College - President Ron

Remington reported that two years ago, NNCC was in need

of a review of its Nursing program. He publicly thank-

ed his colleagues for lending their expertise to NNCC

in devising a Nursing curriculum. There are 24 Nursing

students enrolled at NNCC and he reported that all

faculty will hold a Master's degree. He thanked NNCC's

Nursing faculty and staff for their efforts in achiev-

ing NLN accreditation. An NO4LN visit is scheduled

for October 1992.



Mr. Klaich complimented the Community Colleges for

achieving NLN accreditation, and reminded the institu-

tions that they said it couldn't be done.



(2) Chairman Hammargren stated that he will be working with

staff to devise a proposed brochure to be developed for

junior and senior high school students.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the report and recom-

mendations of the ad hoc Committee on Health Care.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



39. Approved Petition for Land, UNLV



Regent Hammargren requested authorization to petition

Clark County for land to be used for an aeospace museum

which would be operated by UNLV.



Dr. Hammargren introduced Mr. Bob Mc Caffery, who has work-

ed closely with the Spruce Goose Monument in California.

He stated that there was approximately 100 acres of prop-

erty owned by Clark County and suggested that the Regents

petition for this land and possibly relocate the Spruce

Goose Monument to Las Vegas.



President Maxson suggested that the Board of Regents

petition the County for a 2-year option for the project

or for the System.



Chancellor Dawson recommended approval with the provision

that the transfer be made to the Board of Regents without

limiting restrictions as to use. Chairman Sparks directed

that this item be brought back to the Board for final

action.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to petition Clark County for

property at the airport to be used for an aerospace museum

or other educational uses which are consistent with the

mission of UCCSN to be operated by UNLV. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



40. New Business



Mrs. Berkley stated that reporters have been questioning

her regarding the Desert Research Institute and if anyone

was interested, she would restate what she had stated to

the reporter.



Chairman Sparks thanked Dr. Isabelle Emerson for organizing

the Mozart Festival at UNLV, and extended the thanks to the

Music Department and the musicians.



The meeting adjourned at 3:15 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

12-05-1991