12/07/1989

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 7-8, 1989








12-07-1989

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BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

December 7-8, 1989



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

Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mr. Sig Rogich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Vice President Dennis Brown, UNR

Mr. Don Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Deborah Ballard-Reisch

(UNR), Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Alan Gertler (DRI), Mike Hardie

(WNCC), Tom Kendall (Unit), Nancy Master (UNLV), Michael Mc

Farlane (NNCC) and Norma Suchy (CCCC) and Student Association

Officers.



Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:45

A.M. Thursday, December 7, 1989.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:



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

ber 19-20, 1989 and the Regents' Workshop held November

9-10, 1989.



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

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



(3) Approved the following appointments to the UNR College

of Arts and Science Advisory Board:



Lucille Adin, Sparks Mary Ellen Mc Mullen, Reno

Joan Bradley, Reno Rollan Melton, Reno

Steve Brown, Reno Ann Morgan, Reno

Kevin Day, Reno Jean Myles, Reno

Barbara Feltner, Reno Roger Newton, Reno

William Fox, Reno Bob Pearce, Reno

Kathryn N. Hirsh, Reno Robin Sanford, Reno

Jaculine Jones, Reno Tokichiro Tani, Reno

Stan Kinder, Reno Jose Velez-Ruiz, Reno

A. W. Maupin, Las Vegas Beverly Wooster, Reno



(4) Approved the following appointments to the CCCC Ad-

visory Board:



Klaus Bachenheimer, Las Vegas

Brian Cram, Las Vegas



(5) Approved granting emeritus status posthumously to Mr.

Arnold Shaw, effective as of the date of approval. Mr.

Shaw's title would be Emeritus Adjunct Professor of

Music at UNLV.



(6) Approved amendments to the Handbook, Title 5, Chapter

6, Chapter I, Section 3, UNLV Bylaws.



At the October, 1989 meeting, the Board of Regents ap-

proved a new College (College of Fine and Performing

Arts), combined Departments in the College of Education

and renamed a College (College of Liberal Arts) at

UNLV. Ref. C-2, filed in the Regents Office, reflects

these changes.



(7) Approved the establishment of a host account within

UNS Computing Services. The account will be establish-

ed at a level of $500, and funded by Computer Sales.

It would be used primarily to provide coffee and pas-

tries at official UNSCS functions such as vendor pre-

sentations, Computer Center open house events and open

meetings with the architect designing the southern data

center.



(8) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/NNCC and State Health Division

/Department of Human Resources (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective: October 1, 1989 through June 30, 1990

Amount : $12,775 to NNCC

Purpose : NNCC to train emergency medical tech-

nicians.



B. UNS Board of Regents/University of Nevada School of

Medicine (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: November 1, 1989 to September 30, 1991

Amount : $8,000

Purpose : Medical School to provide sexual as-

sault prevention and early intervention

workshops throughout State of Nevada.



C. UNS Board of Regents/TMCC and State Health Division

/Department of Human Resources (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective: October 1, 1989 through June 30, 1990

Amount : $7,060 to TMCC

Purpose : TMCC to train emergency medical tech-

nicians.



D. UNS Board of Regents/TMCC and State Health Division

/Department of Human Resources (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective: October 1, 1989 through September 30,

1990

Amount : $69,243 maximum to TMCC

Purpose : TMCC to provide "English as a Second

Language" program to refugees in need.



E. UNS Board of Regents/College Inn and Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective: March 18-24, 1990

Amount : $4,800 to The College Inn

Purpose : College Inn to provide one meeting room

to accommodate 35 attendees of State

Wildlife Training Program to be held

in March, 1990.



F. UNS Board of Regents and Sierra Pacific Power

Company (Grant of Easement)



Effective: Date approved by Board

Amount : $1 to Board of Regents

Purpose : Easement for Sierra Pacific Power Com-

pany's electrical service to the Midby

Byron Judicial and Continuing Education

facility.



G. UNS Board of Regents and Sierra Pacific Power

Company (Grant of Easement)



Effective: Date approved by Board

Amount : $1 to Board of Regents

Purpose : Easement for Sierra Pacific Power Com-

pany's gas main to serve DRI.



H. UNS Board of Regents and City of Reno (Water

Rights Deed)



Effective: Date approved by Board

Amount : $10 to Board of Regents

Purpose : Transfer of Truckee River water rights

by UNR to City of Reno for work relat-

ing to Midby Byron building and George

Maxey Research addition.



Mrs. Whitley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

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

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



2. Presentation by Sierra Pacific Power Company



Sierra Pacific Power Company, University of Nevada, Reno,

and the Nevada Public Works Board jointly are developing an

innovate ice storage system to be incorporated into the new

Engineering building. This facility will provide an oppor-

tunity for demonstrating this technology in the northern

Nevada area and will serve as a valuable teaching and re-

search tool. Use of an ice storage system rather than con-

ventional air conditioning systems, will reduce annual

energy usage and demand costs at the laboratory. Mr. Max

Jones, Assistant to President of Sierra Pacific Power Com-

pany, presented to the Board their contribution in the

amount of $45,000 as an initial payment to this outstanding

project.



On behalf of the Board of Regents, Chairman Gallagher ex-

tended gratitude and appreciation for the confidence Sierra

Pacific Power Company is placing in this program at UNR.



3. Introductions



Dr. Meacham introduced Joe Rossi, ASCC Treasurer.



Vice Chancellor Fox introduced Kim Harris, newly appointed

UNS Research Analyst.



Chancellor Dawson introduced Tom Radko, newly appointed

Director of the University of Nevada Press.



Dr. Taranik introduced Peter Wigand who serves as DRI Facul-

ty Senate Secretary and is an Assistant Research Professor

in the Quaternary Science Center.



4. Chairman's Report



Chairman Gallagher requested Mr. Rogich to report on the

issue of voluntarism. Mr. Rogich stated that the reason for

a possible voluntarism program at the two Universities was

to address a directive made by the President of the United

States and the Ad Council for more voluntarism programs

throughout the United States. He related his views on how

the program might be operated in that the voluntarism pro-

grams would be approved by the faculty; the faculty would

issue a textbook pertaining to the subject; the student

would be tested on the textbook contents and the on-the-job

training experience; and the student would present a paper

regarding the cause and effect of the problem which was

studied as it pertains to the student's major. This pro-

gram would never be mandatory, but may become part of the

core curriculum or Department requirements.



Chairman Gallagher requested that the voluntarism issue be

placed on the January, 1990 agenda.



5. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson announced that the United Students Associ-

ation of WNCC entered a float in the Nevada State Parade and

took 1st place. He congratulated the students, faculty and

staff at WNCC. President Calabro stated that this project

was a totally student oriented achievement and he too con-

gratulated the students.



6. Approved the Appointment of Vice President and Title

Changes, TMCC



A. Approved the appointment of Dr. John Scally to the posi-

tion of Vice President for Academic Affairs (former

title was Vice President for Instruction) at a salary

of $65,805 annually to be effective January 1, 1990.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

John Scally to the position of Vice President of Aca-

demic Affairs at TMCC at an annual salary of $65,805

to be effective January 1, 1990 and of the title change

from Vice President for Instruction. Mrs. Sparks sec-

onded. Motion carried.



B. Approved title changes from Associate Dean to Dean for

the following TMCC professional faculty, to be effective

January 1, 1990. There will be no change in salaries.



Bill Bonaudi, Arts and Sciences

Elsie Doser, Occupational Education

Jackie Kirland, Student Services

Paula Ringkob, College Services



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the title changes from Associ-

ate Dean to Dean for the above mentioned TMCC professional

faculty. Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion carried.



TMCC hosted an open house at the Old Town Mall TMCC Educational

Center. Mr. Klaich commended President Gwaltney and the TMCC

faculty and staff for the achievements made at the facilities.

Chairman Gallagher and Vice Chairman Sparks also commended TMCC.



7. Information Only - Appointment of Center Director, DRI



President Taranik announced the appointment of Dr. Dale F.

Ritter to Executive Director of the Quaternary Sciences

Center at DRI, effective March 1, 1990. Dr. Ritter holds a

BA in Education, a BS in Geology from Franklin and Marshall

College, a MS in Geology and a Ph. D. in Geology from

Princeton University. Dr. Ritter is an internationally

known quaternary geomorphologist and currently is Professor

of Geology at Southern Illinois University. He was Acting

Chairman of the Department of Geology there in 1984. He

has previously been employed as an Assistant and Associate

Professor at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania.

He has received several outstanding teacher awards during

his academic career and he is Chairman of the Quaternary

Geology Division of the Geological Society of America. Dr.

Ritter is best known internationally for his textbook,

"Process Geomorphology", which is a major classroom text

used in geoscience curricula.



8. Approved to Seek Funding, School of Medicine



Approved permission to seek Board of Examiners and Interim

Finance Committee approval for $590,135 for enhanced fund-

ing of programs located in southern Nevada (internal medi-

cine, obstetrics, gynecology and family practice), as con-

tained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to seek Board of Examiners and

Interim Finance Committee approval for $590,135 for enhanced

funding of School of Medicine programs in southern Nevada.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Mr. Klaich opposed.



Mr. Klaich explained that his opposition to the motion is

because it undermines the Board of Regents approved priori-

ties. He stated that he is supportive of the programs, but

this funding was not approved by the 1989 Nevada Legisla-

ture.



Motion carried.



9. Approved Fall 1989 Enrollment Report



Vice Chancellor Fox and Karen Steinberg, Director of Insti-

tutional Research, presented the Fall, 1989 and Summer, 1989

Enrollment Report. Ref. C is filed with the permanent min-

utes.



Mrs. Steinberg highlighted the 1989 enrollment report by

stating that UNS is currently serving 60,643 students. This

is an increase of 4,397 students, or 7.8% from the Fall of

1988 and an increase of 47.0% from the Fall of 1981. The

Community Colleges currently serve 32,529 students, an in-

crease of 2,370 students, or 7.9% over the number enrolled

in Fall 1988 and an increase of 54.1% from the Fall of 1981.

The Universities currently serve 28,114 students, an in-

crease of 2,027 students or 7.8% over the number enrolled

in Fall 1988 and an increase of 39.6% from the Fall of 1981.



The Community Colleges enroll 10,128 FTE students, an in-

crease of 843 students, or 9.1% from the Fall 1988 semester

and an increase of 49.5% from the Fall of 1981. The Uni-

versities currently enroll 18,607 FTE students, an increase

of 1,240 FTE students, or 7.1% from the Fall 1988 semester

and an increase of 35.2% from the Fall of 1981. Mrs. Stein-

berg reported that 70% of the UNS student population are

part-time students, and Systewide the number of part-time

students has grown from 67% in 1981 to 70% in 1989, but

peaked at 74% in 1982. Of the entire student population,

56% in Fall 1989 were female, 55% were female in 1988.

84.6% of all UNS students in Fall 1988 were white, 1.3%

were non-resident alien, and 14.1% were minority students.

Systemwide 27.5% of the students are between 18 and 21

years of age compared to 22% in 1987. 30.3% of the stu-

dents are 22 to 29 years of age compared to 35% in 1987.



There was a general discussion regarding the enrollment

report and enrollment formats.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Fall 1989 Enrollment

Report. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



10. Information Only : 1988-89 Affirmative Action Report and

Campus Annual Reports on Recruitment, Admission and Reten-

tion of Minority Students



The Annual Affirmative Action Report for 1988-89 was pre-

sented and Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional

Research, presented a System summary. Representatives from

each Campus presented Campus summaries. Ref. G, filed in

the Regents Office.



Campus representatives also presented summaries of progress

toward recruitment, admission and retention of minority

students. At the November 1988 Board of Regents meeting,

each teaching Campus submitted a plan for recruitment, ad-

mission and retention of minority students for that Campus.

At that time, Regents asked for an annual update on the

Campus plans and on the progress of each Campus toward

their stated goals in the plans. A written summary of

progress towards those goals is attached, Ref. H, filed

in the Regents Office.



Carroyl Kleine, TMCC Director of Personnel and Affirmative

Action Officer, reported that TMCC is one year into the

development of the grassroots plan to increase recruitment

and retention of minority students and faculty. TMCC has

completed a self-study manual and has begun to implement

strategies to attract and retain minorities. Over the

next year TMCC will concentrate on handicap access, veter-

ans' needs and concerns of part-time faculty.



Dianne Hillyard-Kraff, WNCC Counselor, reported an overall

increase in minorities during the past year and WNCC will

continue to target hispanic recruitment throughout WNCC's

service area. During the past year WNCC developed a work-

shop to increase staff sensitivity towards minorities,

developed administrative forms in Spanish and increased

outreach to area churches and tribal counsels.



Twyla Harrison, DRI Personnal and Affirmative Action Of-

ficer, reported that DRI has met its annual goal in hiring

females in the technical area. DRI has also worked with

organizations such as Job Opportunities in Nevada (JOIN) and

Nevada Division of Rehabilitation to increase job applicants

from under-represented groups. President Taranik emphasized

that the institute has an aggressive affirmative action

policy in hiring practices.



Thomas Brown, CCCC Director of Personnel and Affirmative

Action Officer, summarized employment figures for CCCC and

introduced Patricia Butler, CCCC Director of Financial Aid

and Veterans' Affairs, who reported that plans are underway

for a Career and Motivational Center on Campus that will

increase counseling and support services to minority stu-

dents. CCCC continues to support an Ethnic Voices Lecture

Series as well as Campus celebration for such events as

Black History Week and Cinco de Mayo.



Mr. John Lujan, UNLV Director of Affirmative Action, review-

ed the affirmative action statistics for UNLV. UNLV has

made progress in minority hiring of full-time staff as well

as with part-time employees. The Affirmative Action Officer

is an active member of all search committees. UNLV has made

a special effort to recruit qualified minorities for all

positions.



Mr. Stan Aiazzi, Dean of Student Services, stated that NNCC

is committed to affirmative action practices; however, due

to the rural nature of the College, attracting minority ap-

plicants is difficult. Staff have developed ethnic aware-

ness workshops and continue to work with current staff to

increase sensitivity.



Mr. David Torres, UNR Affirmative Action Officer, reported

an increase in the minority student population of 55% over

the last 5 years. UNR continues its policy of offering any

Department that hires a minority the opportunity for an

addition position. Through the efforts of the Minority

Student Affairs Office minority recruitment has increased

and the Office will focus on retention activites this next

year.



Mrs. Whitley questioned Mr. Torres about racism incidents

on the UNR Campus. Mr. Torres responded that he had heard

about incidents, but only one such incident was reported to

his office. Mrs. Whitley volunteered to assist with sensi-

tivity classes on the UNR Campus.



Vice President Dennis Brown, UNR, expressed his deep commit-

ment for "...this Campus to be free of any and all racial

incidents, slights or negative undertones." He stressed

that minority enrollments were on the increase, that schol-

arships for minority students have been increased consider-

ably, and not only is hiring of minority faculty a priority,

but the University has implemented a strong incentive pro-

gram for Departments to add to their minority faculty. He

added that UNR has students from 60 foreign countries, and

has a faculty "...which values and fosters this diversity."



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Deborah Ballard-Reisch, speaking

of her concern for the media information following Regent

Whitley's comments regarding racism at UNR, outlined the

Faculty Senate activities in this area. The Senate has

endorsed the Minority Enrollment Plan policy statement, the

expansion of minority programs, is active in recruitment of

minorities, and has pledged to continue to endorse Campus

activities and programs which promote minority welfare.



11. Report on KUNR Minority Programming



Vice President Brown reported on minority radio programming

at station KUNR. He stated that in the Fall KUNR organized

its programming schedule which omitted 2 ethnic programs.

The community responded to this omission and UNR has met

with several community representatives to discuss the sched-

uling of programs. He stated that KUNR has a very good ad-

visory board which is making progress. There'll be changes

made in the near future as to the programming at KUNR. On

behalf of KUNR, Vice President Brown announced that there

are 182 licensed University stations with only 16 stations

offering ethnic programming, KUNR is one of these stations

and has been for several years. UNR Administration will

continue to work with KUNR, KUNR Advisory Board and com-

munity representatives.



Mr. Ramon Alaniz, a graduate student at UNR, has petitioned

the Board to speak on this subject. He stated that there

are many hispanics in northern Nevada. He is hopeful that

KUNR will work with the community and develop a programming

schedule that will meet the needs of the minorities in

northern Nevada. Mr. Alaniz stated that the grievance pro-

cedures are not reliable and he has requested KUNR and its

advisory board to address this issue. Mr. Alaniz empha-

sized that he is concerned with the quality of radio pro-

gramming and the formula for grievances. Vice President

Brown stated that UNR and KUNR are already addressing

these issues.



Chairman Gallagher requested a follow-up report to be given

to the Board of Regents.



Note: Assistant General Counsel Robert Ulrich presided as UNS

Legal Counsel for the duration of the following item.



12. Approved Action Regarding Professional Employees' Appeal

of Employment Discharge Decision



On September 28, 1989, after a hearing on September 5-6,

1989 before a Special Hearing Officer and a Special Hearing

Committee, Dr. Thomas Harrington, a professional employee

at the University of Nevada, Reno, was notified of UNR

Acting President Mark Dawson's decision to discharge him

from employment for cause under UNS Code Section 6.2.1(j),

6.2.2(p) and 6.2.2.(s). Dr. Harrington made a timely appeal

of the decision to the Board of Regents, as provided in UNS

Code Section 6.14.1. At its October 19-20, 1989 meeting,

the Board requested additional briefing on the following

matters:



1. Does the UNS Code provide due process and other

constitutional and statutory protection?

2. Was the procedure of the UNS Code followed in this

matter?

3. The merits of the appeal.



The Board directed a hearing be scheduled for the December

meeting and that Dr. Harrington and/or his counsel be noti-

fied of the hearing and urged to attend to be given the op-

portunity to argue the appeal before the Board. Under UNS

Code Section 6.14.2(d), the Board has the following options

after considering Dr. Harrington's appeal:



1. Dismiss the charges;

2. Affirm the charges;

3. Impose a lesser sanction; or

4. Order a new hearing.



Chairman Gallagher introduced Mr. Michael Melner, Dr. Har-

rington's attorney, and he proceeded to make his presenta-

tion. (A transcript of the full presentation is filed with

the permanent minutes as Ref. M.)



After Mr. Melner's presentation, Chairman Gallagher request-

ed to hear from UNS General Counsel Donald Klasic. His re-

marks are also contained in Ref. M.



After a lengthy discussion of the appeal, Mr. Klaich stated

that since this is a very serious matter in which the right

of a tenured professor versus the obligation of a University

both as an institution to its faculty and students, consti-

tutional guarantees of due process are raised and he sug-

gested that the Board should have the benefit of independent

counsel to review the record and arguments and advise the

Board on those issues.



Mr. Klaich moved approval for the Board of Regents to hire

an independent counsel, and that the deliberations on this

appeal be suspended until that counsel is hired and familiar

with the record and in a position to advise the Board in

this matter. Mr. Foley seconded.



Mr. Rogich questioned the length of time it would take to

hire an independent counsel, have the independent counsel

review and evaluate the documents, and then advise the

Board of Regents as to its findings. Mr. Melner assured

the Board that Dr. Harrington would not ask to be placed

in the classroom during the duration of this review. Mr.

Klaich stated that he did not think this review process

would go beyond the February 22-23, 1990 Board of Regents

meeting.



Mr. Klaich amended the motion in that the deliberations be

resumed not later than the February meeting of the Board of

Regents. Mr. Foley declined to second the motion.



Mr. Klasic requested clarification that the review and eval-

ulation by the independent counsel would be performed en-

tirely on the record that is currently before the Board,

and Mr. Klaich confirmed that it would.



Motion carried on the first motion made by Mr. Klaich. The

amendment to the first motion died for lack of a seconded.

Mrs. Whitley voted in the negative.



Mrs. Whitley stated that she hoped that tenure does not give

professors the license to seduce our young women and female

students. She stated that she would not want to be a part

of that motion.



The open meeting recessed at 12:40 P.M. and reconvened at 2:50

P.M. Thursday, December 7, 1989, with all Regents present.



13. Personnel Session



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

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profession-

al competence or physical or mental health of a person in

accordance with NRS 241.030.



Upon motion by Mrs. Whitley, seconded by Dr. Eardley, the

Board moved to open session. Motion carried.



14. Budget and Finance Committee



The Budget and Finance Committee, meeting as a Committee of

the Whole under the Chairmanship of Regent Eardley, acted

as follows:



(1) Approved the expenditure of $78,452 from the TMCC Capi-

tal Improvement Fee Fund for the following projects:



Enclose two patios on the west side of $ 6,000

TMCC building to create student lounges



Improve 10,000 sq. ft. of leased space at 72,452

Old Town Mall (in addition to $50,000

approved in September, 1989)



Dr. Derby moved approval to spend $78,452 from the TMCC

Capital Improvement Fee Fund. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



(2) Approved the expenditure of WNCC Capital Improvement

Fee Fund totalling $125,00 to furnish Phase III at

WNCC to purchase Chemistry lab equipment; classroom,

cafeteria and office furniture; and other miscellaneous

items.



Dr. Derby moved approval to spend $125,000 from WNCC's

Capital Improvement Fee Funds to furnish Phase III.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



(3) Approved the following Handbook changes to increase

Summer Session Salaries and Fees at UNR:



A. Summer Session Fees

Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10,

Student Fees, UNR, as follows:



Summer School Registration Fee, per credit

for undergraduate courses $44

for graduate courses 54



Late Registration Fee (for student register-

ing for 7 credits or more)

Per day 5

Maximum, regular semester 25

Summer Session 10



UNR has had a late registration fee on the books

for years but it has never been collected during

Summer Session because it has applied only to stu-

dents taking more than 6 credits. Late Summer

Session registration is chronic. Historically,

20% of all students register late, and there needs

to be an incentive for them to register on time.

Currently, the Office of Admissions and Records

finds itself understaffed during the Summer. For

the last two Summers, Summer Session has supported

a full-time clerical staff member in Admissions.



B. Distribution of the Registration Fee

Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 12.4,

Summer Programs, UNR, as follows:



Summer Programs - (except Community Service) per

credit

Per Undergraduate Credit:

Instructional Programs $39.50

Student Union N/A

Student Union Capital Improvement 1.00

Summer Activity Program 1.50

Health Service 2.00



Per Graduate Credit:

Instructional Programs $49.50

Student Union N/A

Student Union Capital Improvement 1.00

Summer Activity Program 1.50

Health Service 2.00



The increase in tuition is needed to cover the 5%

increase in faculty salaries. The $.50 increase in

the Student Activities Fee (SAF) will offset the

loss in revenue ($8,000) to the SAF when the 6th

Army contract was not renewed. During the Summer,

the SAF pays for salary costs at Lombardi Recrea-

tion, and to support musical concerts, theater

productions and Summer publications.



C. Summer Session Salary Schedules

Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 18.2,

Summer Session Salary Schedules, UNR, as follows:



2. University of Nevada, Reno (per credit hour)



Resident Faculty

Professor $1,035

Associate Professor 895

Assistant Professor 750

Lecturer 625-1,035

Teaching Assistant/

Graduate Assistant 435



Visiting Faculty

Professor $ 870

Associate Professor 695

Assistant Professor 520

Lecturer 435-870

Teaching Assistant/

Graduate Assistant 435



There is a need to maintain the real purchasing

power of faculty in light of an anticipated infla-

tion rate of 4-6%. The recommended academic year

increase, effective July 1, 1990, is 5%. Summer

Session salaries are 20-25% below those offered by

other Universities in the West. UNR does not want

to fall further behind.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook changes

regarding an increase in Summer Session salaries and

fees at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



(4) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 19.1, Part-Time Salary Schedules, UNR, as

follows:



1. University of Nevada, Reno



Minimum of $500 per credit hour



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding part-time salary scheules at UNR. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



(5) Approved changes in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 16, Salary Schedules, UNR, as contained in

Ref. B-5, filed in the Regents Office.



The schedules have been updated, as required under the

University salary model, based on national salary data

received from the Oklahoma State University Study (for

academic salaries) and the College and University Per-

sonnel Association Study (for administrative salaries).



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook changes

regarding salary schedules at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



(6) Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 15.1.d, Residence Hall and Food Service

Rates, UNR, as follows:



1. Food Services



d. Holiday Rates



Cash Sales Prices

Breakfast $3.45

Brunch 4.45

Lunch 4.45

Dinner 5.95

3-Meal/Day Plan 10.00 per day



Because of the large number of international students

who remain on Campus during vacation periods, UNR plans

to provide food service when the cafeteria and snack

bar are closed. The anticipated reduced volume of

consumers requires that cash sales as well as interim

meal plan prices be raised.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook addition

regarding residence hall and food service rates at UNR.

Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Rogich and Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



(7) Vice Chancellor Sparks conducted an informational dis-

cussion on the budget process. He distributed a hand-

out which describes the definition of a full-time

equivalent (FTE) student and lists the student/faculty

ratio. The funding ratios have been used since the

1981 Session of the Nevada State Legislature. The

handout is filed in the Regents Office.



During the 1979 Session, the University of Nevada Sys-

tem requested, the Governor recommended and the Legis-

lature approved the change in definition of an FTE

student from 32 credits per year for undergraduates and

18 for graduates, to its current definition of 30 cred-

its per year for undergraduates and 16 for graduates.

The 1979-81 UNS budget request referred an analysis of

national norms which stated that "in almost every other

State in the Union 14 or 15 credits per semester serves

as the basis for reporting FTE students and Nevada,

with the exception of one other state, has been report-

ing FTE students based on 16 credits per semester."



In 1989 the Legislature made 2 ratio changes, both af-

fecting the Community Colleges. The full-time/part-

time ratios were increased from 57/43 to 60/40, and

the nursing ratios were increased to 7.5:1.



Before begining the discussion on the budget process,

Vice Chancellor Sparks discussed some of the findings

and conclusions contained in "A Report Prepared for the

Nevada Legislative Committee to Study Funding for High-

er Eduction". These included:



1) Budget formulas are the most common budget tool

used by states to allocate tax dollars to higher

education.



2) Budget formulas' historic appeal has been their

apparent objectivity and contribution to equity

and adequacy. When constructed well, budget formu-

las are equitable, flexible, objective, clear and

comprehensible, broad based, not designed as tools

for detailed control and sensitive to diverse fi-

nancial needs and varying instructional costs.



3) 33 of 46 states responding to a survey were found

to be using a formula process.



The open meeting recessed at 3:15 P.M. and reconvened at 8:10

A.M. Friday, December 8, 1989, with all Regents present.



15. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in a workshop session in the Senate Chambers,

Student Union, UNR. Two presentations were made regarding

the UNR Geriatric and Gerontology Program and reapportion-

ment.



A. Vice President Brown introduced Dr. Arnold Greenhouse,

Director of the Geriatric and Gerontology Center, School

of Medicine Center's Senior Health Center; Betty Dodson,

Associate Director of the Geriatric and Gerontology Cen-

ter, School of Medicine; Wendy Van Curen, President of

the Residential Care Providers Association; and Mr. Hans

Wolfe, senior citizen.



Vice President Brown explained that the Geriatric and

Gerontology Center receives funding from various sources

such as the School of Medicine, the University and pri-

vate donations. The Legislature did not grant any fund-

ing during its last session. Upon completion of the

program a student is awarded with a certificate, which

resembles a minor program. The student would major in

a discipline with a focus on geriatrics and gerontology.



Dr. Greenhouse explained that there are several problems

of the elderly population, such as housing, economics,

finances, nursing and health. The program is reaching

out to the aging around the State of Nevada. The pro-

gram does not really conform to other programs within

the University, therefore it uses interdisciplinary pro-

gramming. He stated that in the year 2000, there will

be over 300,000 Nevadans who will be over the age of 50.

The program's largest visibility is in the Las Vegas

area where they sponsor several workshops for the elder-

ly. He emphasized that the program does not receive any

State funding, but mostly operates on grant dollars.



Ms. Simkin serves on the Geriatric and Gerontology Cen-

ter Advisory Board. She stated that there are several

programs dealing with the aged, listing several such as

training of senior citizens as consultants, working with

elderly Native Americans, inservice education, community

education, family care-giving training and health care

networking. There is a great need for physicians and

other health care providers to work with the elderly.

Ms. Simkin stated that the advisory board is very ex-

cited about the programs throughout the State of Nevada.



Ms. Dodson emphasized that there is a need to establish

a Statewide center due to the increase in the aging pop-

ulation. She stated that during the next 5 years, the

center would like to create a Statewide facility which

will provide education of young students to better care

for the elderly and will provide continuing education

for those currently working with the elderly, and the

center will continue to obtain grant funding. Nevada

is and will be a retirement base; therefore, Nevada

needs to address the issues of the elderly now. The

center would like to establish an advisory board in the

Las Vegas area to aid in the opening of a new facility

in southern Nevada in 1991.



Mr. Klaich questioned if the Geriatric and Gerontology

Center ever approaches the political aspects regarding

the elderly, and Dr. Greenhouse indicated that they

have addressed some issues through its advisory board,

but believe that educating the people is the key to

aiding the elderly.



Dr. John Unrue, UNLV Vice President of Academic Affairs

and Provost, applauded the efforts of the people behind

the Geriatric and Gerontology program. He has met with

Dr. Greenhouse and Ms. Dodson regarding the UNLV geron-

tology program and it is expected that the program will

be housed in the new Health Sciences building. A Campus

committee has been appointed to work with the program

and to see that there will not be duplication in pro-

gramming.



A packet of information on programs for the elderly was

distributed and is filed in the Regents Office.



B. Chancellor Dawson announced that it has been a pleasure

working with Dr. Eleanor Bushnell and Mr. Tim Haller on

the issue of reapportionment and he introduced each of

them to the Board.



Mr. Haller distributed a report on the 1991 apportion-

ment and redistricting, which is filed in the Regents

Office. Mr. Haller explained the present Board of Re-

gents apportionment. The "ideal" number of residents

per Regent in the 1980-90 Census was 88,945. Districts

1 and 2 were underrepresented and District 3 was over-

represented. Although those districts were not chal-

lenged, the general rule is that the largest and small-

est districts should not vary by more than 10%. If the

variance is greater than 10%, it is the responsibility

of the apportioned body to demonstrate their logic. The

deviation between Districts 2 and 3 have become more

pronounced since the 1980 Census. The ideal district of

1980 of 88,945 has risen to 138,069 in 1990.



With regards to the projected Board of Regents appor-

tionment, Mr. Haller stated that, based on the 1990 pop-

ulation projections, District 1 is 126,969 per Regent;

District 2 is 153,289; and District 3 is 111,141. On

an arithmetic basis, Clark is entitled to 5.55 Regents,

Washoe to 1.84 Regents and District 3 to 1.61 Regents.

Given these population figures, a desire to preserve

representation in the rural areas with 2 seats in Dis-

trict 3 would require some major adjustments to add

residents to District 3 primarily from District 2. A

move of 60,000 to 80,000 people from District 2 to Dis-

trict 3 necessary to equalize district would likely

destroy the rural character of one of District 3's

two subdistricts.



In coming as close as possible to the "ideal" number of

residents per Regent, Mr. Haller offered possible al-

ternatives in enlarging the Board in districting. The

first alternative would be to enlarge the Board of Re-

gents to 11 members. The ideal population per Regent

would then be 112,965. In District 1 in order to

achieve an ideal district, it would have to delete

27,987 residents; District 2 would have to add 24,308;

and District 3 would have to add 3,476. Mr. Haller

provided the Board of Regents with a view of the pro-

posed redistricting map.



The second alternative would be to enlarge the Board of

Regents to 13 members. The ideal population per Regent

would be 95,586. This would cause District 1 to add

32,841 residents; District 2 to add 1,705; and District

3 to delete 31,082. Again, Mr. Haller provided the

Board of Regents with a view of the proposed redistrict-

ing map.



Mr. Haller made the following suggestions for Board

action:



1) No action needs to be taken before January, 1991.



2) January - March 1991. Informally discuss philosophy

of districting plan, currently with 3 districts and

possibilities for expanding size of Board.



3) April 1991 meeting. Presentation of Census figures

and tentative districting plans. Discuss size of

Board.



4) May 1991 meeting. Final adoption of districting

plan by Board. A member should be selected to work

with a Legislator to have Board's plan introduced

into the Legislature.



Senator Sue Wagner informed the Board that there has not

been any discussion as to the redistricting of the Board

of Regents at this time. The reapportionment committee

will most likely use the Assembly Districts to relay to

the people of Nevada the Board of Regents districts.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she appreciated the work of

Mr. Haller and Dr. Bushnell in preparing this presenta-

tion and report. It has given the members of the Board

a lot to think about during the next year.



16. Information Only: Interim Report on Campus Physical Master

Plans



Vice Chancellor Fox presented an interim report on Campus

Physical Master Plans. The draft of the UNS overview was

mailed to the Board of Regents and is filed in the Regents

Office. The Board of Regents will consider taking action

on the report at its January meeting.



Mr. Rogich stated that realistic planning is necessary for

the UNLV Campus and mentioned the probable need for UNLV to

acquire additional land. He made suggestions as to how UNLV

could plan for such expansion. Vice Chancellor Fox stated

that this was a concern of the consultants and the consult-

ants have commended UNLV for addressing such issues as park-

ing areas with shuttle service. Vice President Brown also

stated that UNR has difficulty in obtaining land around

the perimeter of the UNR Campus. It is difficult to obtain

money to purchase such land. There is a need for funding

land acquisitions.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Community College Faculty Relations



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on Com-

munity College Faculty Relations meeting, held December 1

and December 7, 1989, were made by Regent Jill Derby, Chair-

man.



Dr. Derby stated that it is to the credit of Nevada's Board

of Regents, that it chose to recognize and address some of

the difficult issues that confront our Community Colleges -

issues that are neither new nor unique to the Nevada System

of higher education. The Community College Faculty Rela-

tions Committee perceived its task and carried it out in a

positive framework. Recognizing the excellence of Community

College education in Nevada, and the critical role it plays

in higher education, the Committee worked strictly to iden-

tify opportunities to improve working conditions.



The information gathering was accomplished by developing and

administering a comprehensive written survey to Community

College faculty and Administrators, and by holding Campus

hearings to solicit oral testimony. From the survey results

and extensive testimony, the Committee identified concerns

best described in 3 broad themes: 1) "equal partnership"

for Community Colleges; 2) communication, and 3) faculty

involvement in governance. Most of the recommendations

presented in this report address concerns related to one

of these 3 areas of focus. Dr. Derby pointed out that budg-

et concerns and articulation were pressing topics as well.



The Committee believes that the above themes are those with

which the Board must grapple in the months ahead, as it re-

views and modifies its policies to better serve Nevada's

Community Colleges.



She stated that in addition to its recommendations, a wealth

of information and specific suggestions emerged during the

process of the Committee's work and she urged the Board of

Regents to consult these documents as they strive to bring

about an improved Community College environment.



In presenting these recommendations to the Board, the Com-

mittee encouraged the Board to give the recommendations

critical and timely attention because the Committee believes

that the issues it identified during its tenure are pressing

concerns. Identification of these matters offers the Board

an exciting challenge and compelling opportunity to make a

difference for our Community Colleges and the students they

serve.



The Committee held a meeting on December 1, 1989 and for-

warded the following recommendations for Board consideration

and discussion:



1. A System Officer position should be established in the

Chancellor's Office to represent exclusively the inter-

ests of Community Colleges. The Chancellor will devel-

op a recommended job description for the Board's con-

sideration.



Dr. Eardley questioned if this position is created, wouldn't

DRI and the Universities also desire representation by a

System Officer. Dr. Derby stated that this would not create

another layer of administration, but would create a special-

ist for the Community College to represent its concerns and

to work with the Community College Presidents.



Dr. Hammargren questioned whether this position would be

included in the budget request, and Chancellor Dawson stated

that, if approved, it would be included in the 1991 budget

request. In creating this position, it would also require

a clerical position and an analyst position.



Chairman Gallagher stated that since this issue has budget

implications it would be further studied by the Chancellor's

staff.



2. The Board of Regents shall meet on each Community Col-

lege Campus not less than once every other year, dur-

ing which time workshops will be conducted focusing on

Community College matters. (This results in two Board

meetings held on a Community College Campus each year.

Two such meetings had been scheduled for 1990 - April

at CCCC; September at NNCC.)



3. Alternatives for recognizing the Community Colleges'

presence in the name of the University of Nevada System

should be explored.



Mr. Klaich suggested that in order to draw minimum attention

to a statutory change perhaps a name change could be consid-

ered during reapportionment. Chairman Gallagher suggested

that this change should not become a major problem in the

Legislature if key Legislators are briefed in advance.



4. The UNS Director of Public Information should develop

a System newsletter to facilitate internal communica-

tions. It should include a System calendar which in-

cludes information about meetings, deadlines and

events.



5. Additional avenues of communications between faculty

and Regents should be cultivated to enhance the Board's

awareness about faculty concerns.



Mr. Klaich noted that this was not only a Community College

issue, but that it concerns the entire System.



6. The Board of Regents should be encouraged to re-empha-

size that articulation is a high priority. Consider-

ation of the impact University-level curriculum changes

have upon Community Colleges should similarly be em-

phasized. Timelines for completing articulation agree-

ments should be established between Universities and

Community Colleges.



Vice Chancellor Fox stated that he was pleased to see this

recommendation come forth. The Articulation Board has a

list of issues which they will be addressing, and Vice

Chancellor Fox invited additional suggestions.



A suggestion was made that more teaching faculty should

serve on the Articulation Board along with the Campus

registrars.



7. A Community College Compensation Committee should be

established which reports to the Board of Regents.

Among the Committee's immediate charges will be to

recommend ways to: correct salary inequities during

the 1991-93 budget process, and improve part-time

salaries for Community College instructors.



8. Careful review of the System budget should be under-

taken to address funding inequities that lessen the

ability of Community Colleges to carry out their

mission. Equitable funding must take into account

the differences between Universities and the Community

Colleges, and the diversity among the Community Col-

leges.



9. Staff development opportunities and resources should

be expanded to allow faculty opportunities to enhance

their knowledge and skills, and to interact with fellow

professionals.



10. The Community Colleges should, individually and collec-

tively, assess themselves against "The Futures Commis-

sion" recommendations prior to the next legislative

session in order to provide clear communication to all

constituencies on how Nevada's students, citizens and

industries will be served by our Community Colleges.



Mrs. Sparks suggested that "The Futures Commission" recom-

mendations be forwarded to the Legislators with an addendum

of Nevada's own concerns.



11. The Board of Regents should direct the Presidents to

provide the Board with Campus governance flow charts

reflecting current governance arrangements on each

Campus. Within 3 months the Presidents, in consulta-

tion with their faculties, should provide the Board

with modified flow charts reflecting appropriate

changes in Campus governance structures which address

the faculty concerns identified by the Community Col-

lege Faculty Relations Committee. (Modifications

should include faculty involvement in the evaluation

of Administrators and the budget process.)



12. The Board of Regents shall request that the Chancellor

provide a follow-up evaluation in January 1991 to de-

termine the progress made in resolving problems identi-

fied by the Community College Faculty Relations Commit-

tee, and in implementing the recommendations proposed

by the Committee.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval to accept the report of the

ad hoc Committee on Community College Faculty Relations.

Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Derby requested approval of the following recommendation

to be added to the established recommendations list which

had been approved by the Committee at its December 1, 1989

meeting:



Due to the recent discovery that the ad hoc Committee on

Community College Faculty Relations may have been con-

stituted improperly under Article VI, Section 4 of the

Board of Regents Bylaws, in order to validate the activ-

ities of the ad hoc Committee, it is recommended that

the Board of Regents suspend that section of the Bylaws

affecting the make-up of the ad hoc Committee and the

voting power of its members for the duration of the ad

hoc Committee's existence, the suspension of Article

VI, Section 4 of the Board of Regents Bylaws being made

retroactive to the creation of the Committee at the

February 23-24, 1989 meeting of the Board of Regents.



Mr. Rogich moved approval to suspend Article VI, Section 4

of the Board of Regents Bylaws affecting the make-up of the

ad hoc Committee and the voting power of its members for the

duration of the ad hoc Committee's existence, and being made

retroactive to the creation of the Committee at the February

23-24, 1989 meeting of the Board of Regents. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Derby extended her appreciation to Past Chairman June

Whitley, Public Information Director Pamela Galloway, Di-

rector of Research Analysis Karen Steinberg, Secretaries

Mary Lou Moser and Leslie Jacques for all their hard work

and support during the Committee's existence.



Regents Klaich, Foley and Sparks commended Dr. Derby on her

time, support and final report and recommendations. She

performed an extraordinarily fine job in presenting the end

result on behalf of the Committee.



Mr. Klaich thanked the Community College faculty representa-

tives for serving on the Committee and helping in bringing

forth the recommendations for the Board's consideration.



Dr. Eardley stated that this Committee took on a great chal-

lenge. It is a difficult task to sell Community Colleges.

He felt that the Regents' understanding of Community Col-

leges has more fully developed during this Committee's ex-

istence.



Chairman Gallagher also thanked Dr. Derby and the Committee

for an excellent job. She suggested the following list of

recommendations could begin to be addressed by the Board

and the Chancellor's staff:



2. The Board of Regents shall meet on each Community Col-

lege Campus not less than once every other year, during

which time workshops will be conducted focusing on Com-

munity College matters. (This results in two Board

meetings held on a Community College Campus each year.)



4. The UNS Director of Public Information should develop

a System newsletter to facilitate internal communica-

tions. It should include a System calendar which in-

cludes information about meetings, deadlines and

events.



6. The Board of Regents should be encouraged to re-empha-

size that articulation is a high priority. Considera-

tion of the impact University-level curriculum changes

have upon Community Colleges should similarly be em-

phasized. Timelines for completing articulation agree-

ments should be established between Universities and

Community Colleges.



8. Careful review of the System budget should be under-

taken to address funding inequities that lessen the

ability of Community Colleges to carry out their mis-

sion. Equitable funding must take into account the

differences between Universities and the Community

Colleges, and the diversity among the Community Col-

leges.



10. The Community Colleges should, individually and collec-

tively, assess themselves against "The Futures Commis-

sion" recommendations prior to the next legislative

session in order to provide clear communication to all

constituencies on how Nevada's students, citizens and

industries will be served by our Community Colleges.



11. The Board of Regents should direct the Presidents to

provide the Board with Campus governance flow charts

reflecting current governance arrangements on each

Campus. Within 3 months the Presidents, in consulta-

tion with their faculties, should provide the Board

with modified flow charts reflecting appropriate

changes in Campus governance structures which address

the faculty concerns identified by the Community Col-

lege Faculty Relations Committee. (Modifications

should include faculty involvement in the evaluation

of Administrators and the budget process.)



Chairman Gallagher felt that modifications regarding facul-

ty involvement in the evaluation of Administrators and the

budget process should be handled separately.



12. The Board of Regents shall request that the Chancellor

provide a follow-up evaluation in January 1991 to de-

termine the progress made in resolving problems identi-

fied by the Community College Faculty Relations Commit-

tee, and in implementing the recommendations proposed

by the Committee.



Chairman Gallagher felt that the Chancellor should provide

an on-going report to the Board of Regents regarding the

resolution of problems identified by the Committee and im-

plementation of the recommendations which were proposed by

the Committee.



Mr. Klaich moved to adopt recommendations 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and

11 with the intent that faculty involvement included in the

evaluation of Administrators and budget process to be han-

dled separately, 12 as on on-going report by the Chancellor.

Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Gallagher requested the Chancellor to review the

recommendations which were not adopted and report back to

the Board.



18. Approved UNS Capital Construction Priorities and UNS Capital

Construction Process



At the October meeting of the Board of Regents, a draft doc-

ument containing UNS Capital Construction Process and Pri-

orities for the 1991-93 biennium were presented to the Board

of Regents for its consideration. The process, Ref. D, and

the priories, Ref. E, were presented for the Board's approv-

al. The references are filed in the Regents Office.



Dr. Derby stated that she was concerned that DRI would not

be represented in the process, Ref. D. DRI should be given

consideration for new numbers. Vice President Brown was

also concerned that UNR's research programs would not be

represented. President Taranik stated that he, too, was

concerned. DRI has not changed its priority, it is unique

to the System, and continues to serve the people of the

State, and places that as its number one priority. Vice

Chancellor Fox offered to recalculate the priorities if

that is the wish of the Board, but it will take some time

in performing this task.



President Calabro commended Vice Chancellor Fox and his

staff for developing a model to run systematic numbers.

Nevada is the fastest growing state in the nation, and it

has minimum resources to fund the programs throughout the

State. This plan addresses the growth issue.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of UNS Capital Construction Proc-

ess and UNS Capital Construction Priorities, as listed in

Ref. D and E, respectively. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion

carried.



19. Information Only: UNS Capital Construction Request, 1991-93



According to the recommended capital construction priorities

for 1991-93, and according to the recommended process for

determining capital construction needs, Chancellor Dawson

presented the list of capital construction projects 1991-93

for review and recommendation by the Board of Regents, as

contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents Office.



This list of projects is based on information submitted to

the Chancellor in the master plan documents submitted by

each Campus. Campus lists of requested capital construction

projects were analyzed and ranked by System priorities and

need, as defined in the UNS Capital Construction Process.

A draft list was reviewed by the Presidents with the Chan-

cellor. The referenced list is forwarded to the Board of

Regents for their review and recommendations. A final

list, to be approved by the Board at its January meeting,

will be forwarded to the State Public Works Board.



Mr. Klaich felt that Ref. F was incomplete because it did

not include the dollar amounts and he questioned CCCC's

and WNCC's growth and enrollment reports which do not

correspond with the master plan. President Meacham re-

sponded by stating that the resources are limited. Im-

perfections are to be expected, but there is time to modify

and fine tune the list. He stated that he was mostly con-

cerned with renovations which are crucial. Mr. Klaich re-

minded the Board that UNS received considerable funding for

capital construction from the Legislature during its last

session and noted that UNS may not be so lucky during the

next legislative session.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the figures would be provided

at the January 11-12 Board of Regents meeting. The Chan-

cellor's staff will meet with the Campus physical plant

Director and the State Public Works Board to discuss this

list in further detail. This list is for the Board's in-

formation only at this time.



President Maxson stated that this list is a first systematic

organized effort which includes a base. He suggested that

the Board review the appropriations made by the 1989 Legis-

lature. UNLV was not at the top of the list, but is the

fastest growing institution within the System. He suggested

that the list should be reviewed every 2 years by using the

formula and redefining the process.



Mr. Foley stated that he did not feel that the Presidents

and the Chancellor should devise the list of capital con-

struction, but that the Board of Regents should compile the

list. He requested that the list be shortened to the top 15

priorities with justification for each item on the list be-

fore it is approved by the Board of Regents.



Chancellor Dawson distributed the UNS's minor repairs and

remodeling capital improvements request for 1991-93. These

allocations have been adopted in consultation with the

Council of Presidents and are being recommended for the

Board's approval.



Chancellor Dawson explained that UNS derives funds for

capital projects from the Higher Education Capital Construc-

tion Fund, which is generated by taxes on slot machines;

Capital Improvement Fee Funds, which are created by student

fees; and the State General Fund, which funds the majority

of capital improvement needs.



It was requested that the UNS's minor repairs and remodeling

capital improvement request for 1991-93 be brought back to

the Board of Regents at its January 11-12 meeting for Board

consideration. Mr. Klaich also requested that a report on

how the recommended $10 million for minor maintenance and

remodeling corresponds to the process which was just approv-

ed by the Board in item 17.



Mr. Rogich requested General Counsel Klasic to investigate

the original language which the U. S. Congress adopted re-

garding the slot rebate for Higher Education Capital Con-

struction Funds. He feels that the State of Nevada is act-

ing improperly with regard to this language.



President Maxson suggested that the list of needs be pre-

sented to the State Public Works Board. This list does not

need to be prioritized for the SPWB. He further suggested

that the Board request the Legislators to follow the ap-

proved priorities when granting construction funding.



20. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



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

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

from the institution.



University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Vice President

Richard Brown announced the following outstanding faculty:



1989-90 UNR Foundation Professorships

Morris R. Brownell, Professor, English

John H. Peacock, Professor, Internal Medicine

James T. Richardson, Professor, Sociology



1988-89 UNR Foundation Professorships

Don D. Fowler, Professor, Anthropology

R. Allen Gardner, Professor, Psychology

Ross W. Smith, Professor, Chemical and Metallurgical

Engineering



Distinguished Teacher Award

Christopher H. Exline, Professor, Geography

David W. Hettich, Professor, English



Outstanding Researcher Award

Thomas J. Nickles, Professor, Philosophy



1989 Senior Mentor Faculty

Rena Armstrong, Instructor & Internship Coordinator,

College of Agriculture

B. J. Fuller, Associate Professor, Accounting

Leslie Golberg-Levin, Assistant Professor, Speech

Pathology

Miles Greiner, Assistant Professor, Mechanical

Engineering

Joseph Howland, Professor, Journalism

Jessica Krenkel, LOA Assistant Professor of Nutri-

tion Education and Research, School of Medicine

Lydia de Castro Svetich, Associate Professor,

Nursing

Shane Templeton, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Barbara Thornton, Associate Professor, Health

Resources

Robert J. Watters, Professor, Geology



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Vice President of

Academic Affairs and Provost, John Unrue announced the

following outstanding faculty:



Barrick Distinguished Scholar

Catherine Bellver, Foreign Languages



Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award

Suzanne Sevalstad, Accounting



Distinguished University Scholar

Maria-France Hilgar, Foreign Languages



Rita Deanin Abbey Teacher of the Year

L. Arlen Collier, English



William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching

Lori Temple, Psychology



William Morris Award in Scholarship

Maurice Finocchiaro, Philosophy



William Morris Award for Excellence in the Arts

Hart L. Wegner, Film Studies



College of Business and Economics - Distinguished

Teaching Award

Daniel Mc Callister, Management



College of Education - Lilly Fong Distinguished Teaching

Award

George Kavina, Higher Education & Administration



College of Engineering - Distinguished Teaching Award

Robert Skaggs, Civil and Mechanical Engineering



College of Health Sciences - Distinguished Teaching

Award

Sue Witt, Nursing



College of Science and Mathematics - Distinguished

Teaching Award

Peter Shiue, Mathematics



Northern Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Mike Mc Farlane announced the following outstanding faculty:



Jim Blattman, part-time Instructor at Winnemucca facil-

ity, received 1989 Presidential Award for Excellence

in Science and Mathematics.

Mark Ports, Life Sciences Instructor, was recently pub-

lished for his documentation on snail and shrew

distribtuion in the Great Basin.



Clark County Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Norma Suchy announced the following outstanding faculty:



Alan Balboni has researched the roles of Italians-Ameri-

cans in southern Nevada from the 19th century to

the present. He has presented his findings to the

Conference on Nevada History (Reno, May 1989), and

his paper "From Laborers to Entrepreneurs: The

Italian-American Roles in Southern Nevada Economic

Development" has been accepted for publication in

the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. Addition-

ally, he presented "The Roles of Italian-Americans

in Las Vegas Economic Development" to the 22nd

annual meeting of the American Italian Historical

Association, November 8, 1989 in San Francisco.

Candace Kant has continued to bring honor to the College

and UNS by her scholarship during this past Fall

semester. In October she presented a paper at the

Western Literature Association meeting in Coeur

d'Alene, Idaho. Earlier this month she was notified

that her article, entitled "City of Dreams: Las

Vegas in the Cinema, 1980-89" was not only accepted

for publication by Nevada Magazine but also will be

the cover story of the January/February 1990 issue.

A more detailed article on cinematic perceptions of

Las Vegas will appear in the Nevada Historical

Society Quarterly.



Desert Research Institute - President Taranik announced the

following outstanding faculty:



John G. Watson, Research Professor in the Energy and

Environmental Engineering Center, was awarded the

First Howard Vollum Prize for distinguished achieve-

ment from the Oregon Graduate Center for his contri-

butions to air quality research and pollution con-

trol.

Steve Wheatcraft and Scott Tyler of the Water Resources

Center and Peter Wigand of the Quaternary Sciences

Center will be featured in a 1990 BBC "Horizon"

program examining the applicability and reliability

of state-of-the-art predictive models and analytical

techniques for long term predication of physical

processes. The fractal mathematics work of Dr.

Wheatcraft and Mr. Tyler was also chosen for in-

clusion in the upcoming Yearbook of Science of the

Encyclopedia Britannica.



Western Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Mike Hardy announced the following outstanding faculty:



John Tylczak, Coordinator of Publications, has been with

WNCC since 1974. His photography has appeared in

Nevada Magazine in the March 1989 and the November

1989 issues. During 1989, he has had exhibitions of

his photography in Longview and Shelton in Washing-

ton state and locally in Reno and Virginia City. He

is an outstanding support faculty member who has

contributed much to the College.

Bonnie York is currently an instructor on the Fallon

Campus in Computer Information Systems who has been

with WNCC since 1977. She has conducted computer

workshops for the Nevada National Guard and Ford

Aerospace and serves on the System Computer Commit-

tee and Chairs the Faculty Senate Committee on Aca-

demic Standards. She is an outstanding teacher who

is highly respected by her students and colleagues.



Truckee Meadows Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Paula Funkhouser announced the following outstanding facul-

ty:



Deborah Baker, Radiology Technology Instructor, is very

dedicated to her job and to her students. She has

improved and worked hard to make the Radiologic

Technology (RT) program the best. The RT school has

been given 5 years of reaccreditation (which is the

maximum allowed) by the Joint Review Committee. She

stays involved with outside committees and socie-

ties. Last Spring she gave a lecture at the Saint

Mary's Regional Conference. Last month she was

elected President-Elect to the National Organization

of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radio-

logic Technology (ACERT). She will be involved with

the future of RT and she will continue to be a lead-

er in her field.

Carol Metcalf, Department Chair of Nursing, and Jocelyn

Ray, Testing Specialist, for spearheading the test-

ing program for Nursing Assistants. In July 1989

the Nevada Board of Nursing mandated certification

(by written and skills testing) of currently em-

ployed Nursing Assistants. They took on this proj-

ect which has been very time consuming and frus-

trating with its myriad of unforeseen problems and

delays. This testing program is now well underway,

thanks to their efforts. A total of 800 Nursing

Assistants will receive certification at TMCC from

the northern Nevada region through this program.



21. 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.



University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Glen Krutz an-

nounced the following outstanding students:



Fred Gatlin was starting quarterback for the Wolfpack

football team this season. He is a Freshman from

Carson, California and was on the Honor Roll in

high school. He is a well-accomplished student

athlete already at UNR. This year, he was recog-

nized as Newcomer of the Year in the Big Sky foot-

ball conference and was second in the conference

in passing efficiency. He was also named MVP of-

fensive player for the Pack at their football

banquet.

Jason Geddes was selected as one of 50 students from

across the United States to participate in an

American-Soviet Student Leadership Seminar. He

will meet with Soviet counterparts at the University

of Vilnius, in the capitol of the Lithuanian Repub-

lic. He will be leaving for the Soviet Union on

December 29 and will return on January 11, 1990.

Tayoko Sato is a Sophomore at the University, having

spent her first year at the UNR Campus in Tokyo,

Japan. She has a full load of classes and is

getting all As and Bs. Tayoko has remarkably

good English and is achieving success integrating

with other students. She also participates in

the UNR International Club.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Student Affairs Director

Mike Kennedy announced the following outstanding student:



Vivian Harrison was chosen because of her character and

academic standing along with her determination and

efforts spent on the graduation designation issue

at UNLV.



Northern Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman

Michael Mc Farlane announced the following outstanding stu-

dents:



Barbara Gonzales has completed her school at NNCC

through the aid of the Single Parent Program. She

is a mother of 4 children and is employed. She has

maintained an outstanding GPA throughout her years

at NNCC.

Jerry Hendershot is an Art student who attends NNCC

full-time and is employed. He has funded trips

throughout the United States and Europe to develop

his artistic talents.



Clark County Community College - ASCC President Monica Ricci

announced the following outstanding student:



ASCC Student Government Scholarships

Laura Carpenter, former ASCC Vice President

Fred Revnew, former ASCC President

Todd P. Rush, ASCC Senator



Keith Hardy, Phi Theta Kappa President



Truckee Meadows Community College - ASTM President Gary

Young announced the following outstanding student:



Roy Potter, ASTM Vice President



22. Approved Moving the January 1, 1990 Effective Date for

Separate Bargaining Unit



At the April 6-7, 1989 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted

Regent Hammargren's motion "to create a separate bargaining

unit for the Community Colleges with each College having the

option whether or not to belong to the separate unit, to be-

come effective not sooner than January 1, 1990." General

Counsel has prepared draft amendments to the Board's collec-

tive bargaining regulations concerning this and other mat-

ters. In order to provide for adequate review of this draft

as well as to enable the Board's ad hoc Committee on Com-

munity College Faculty Relations to complete its work un-

impeded, Regent Hammargren has requested an agenda item to

postpone the aforesaid action on the Community College bar-

gaining unit and to provide that the aforesaid action become

effective not sooner than January 12, 1990.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval to postpone the aforesaid ac-

tion to the Community College bargaining unit and to provide

that the aforesaid action become effective not sooner than

January 12, 1990. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved Ad Hoc Committee to Review Proposed Changes to

Collective Bargaining



In order to validate the activities of the proposed ad hoc

Committee to Review UNS Collective Bargaining Policies, it

is recommended that the Board of Regents suspend Article VI,

Section 4 of the Board of Regents Bylaws affecting the make-

up of the ad hoc Committee and the voting power of its mem-

bers for the duration of the ad hoc Committee's existence.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to suspend Article VI, Section 4

of the Board of Regents Bylaws affecting the make-up of the

ad hoc Committee to Review UNS Collective Bargaining Poli-

cies and the voting power of its members for the duration of

the ad hoc Committee's existence. Mr. Rogich seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher appointed the following Committee members:



Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Dr. Ronald Remington, NNCC

Dr. Dennis Brown, UNR

Dr. Cheryl Bowles, UNLV

Mr. Mike Hardie, WNCC

Ms. Dru Raney, CCCC

Chancellor Mark H. Dawson



Mrs. Gallagher advised that this Committee is advisory to

the Board of Regents and will meet to review proposed

changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 4, Collective

Bargaining Policies. The Committee will prepare recommen-

dations to be presented to the Board at its meeting held

in Las Vegas on January 11-12, 1990, with Board action to

follow at that time.



Mr. Klaich announced that the ad hoc Committee will hold its

first meeting on December 20, 1989 in Reno and January 4,

1990 in Las Vegas.



Mr. Foley felt that this would not be enough time allotted

for the faculty to review the policy, inasmuch as final

examinations will be given and then the semester break will

begin. Faculty Senate Chairman Mike Hardie stated that he

did not see this as a problem at WNCC.



Mr. Foley emphasized that this issue is more than just an

issue between Administration and faculty, and that it should

not be only a Board of Regents' matter. He stressed that

this issue should not be rushed through and that faculty and

Administration input is vital to the decision making proc-

ess. Chairman Gallagher pointed out that faculty would be

represented on the ad hoc Committee.



24. Approved Expenditure for Information Workshop on Collective

Bargaining at UNS Community Colleges



Approved to allocate up to $1,000 plus an amount up to $500

for travel expenses per Community College Campus to be used

for a resource person(s) to conduct informational workshops

on the subject of collective bargaining. This request has

been forwarded from the Community College Faculty Senate

Chairmen.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to allocate up to $1,000 per

Community College Campus and up to $50 for travel expense

to be used for a resource person(s) to conduct informational

workshops on the subject of collective bargaining. Dr.

Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.



It was suggested that the resource person(s) should be from

outside the University of Nevada System.



Mrs. Whitley moved the resource person(s) be from outside

the University of Nevada System. Dr. Hammargren seconded.

Motion carried.



25. Update on Administrative Computing



Chancellor Dawson and UNSCS Director Don Zitter presented an

update on adminstrative computing. Chancellor Dawson pro-

ceeded in briefing the members of the Board of Regents on

the history of the Computing Center. When Dr. Robert Bersi

was UNS Chancellor he had made an arrangement for $3 million

worth of computer equipment. This arrangement was abandon-

ed. The Chancellor's Office prepared a combined request

for the 1989 Legislature for administrative and academic

computing for a total of $19 million. The Legislature

granted UNS $9 million. Of this $9 million, $5 million was

returned to each of the Campuses for academic computing.



The Chancellor's Office has established a Management System

Committee to update student accounting computer procedures.

The chief registrar from each Campus also serves on this

committee along with Campus representatives. The committee

sent out RFPs for software and received 3 bids. The commit-

tee decided to accept American Management System's (AMS)

software bid. After choosing AMS the RFP for hardware be-

came very selective in that the AMS software could only be

utilized on IBM compatible hardware. Other hardware com-

panies protested the selection process. Chancellor Dawson

emphasized that the decision to accept AMS's bid was the

decision of the Management System Committee, not UNSCS or

the Chancellor's Office.



Dr. Zitter distributed a handout which listed the key proj-

ect milestones for administrative computing. The handout

is filed with the permanent minutes as Ref. N.



Dr. Zitter stated that UNS has a unique administrative sys-

tem on the Control Data Corporation (CDC). He informed the

Board that 1-2% of higher education in the nation uses CDC.

There are 3 main programs within University computing: 1)

student information, 2) human resources; and 3) student

accounting. Since the computer industry is a constantly

changing industry, Dr. Zitter emphasized the continual

need for computing funding.



The members of the Board of Regents were in receipt of a

letter from the Digital Corporation protesting the issuance

of the bid to AMS. Mrs. Sparks and Mr. Rogich questioned

the legality on the part of Business Center North with

regard to the bid process. General Counsel Klasic stated

that he had been consulted by Director of Purchasing Art

Lenon and it was determined that Business Center North had

acted in good faith.



In answer to a question by Mr. Foley, General Counsel Klasic

stated that the Chancellor has signature authority on all

contracts on behalf of the Board of Regents as outlined in

the Regents Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3(h) and further

explained in the Chancellor's Memorandum 86-1. The matter

in question concerned the Computer Center contracts which

had been discussed by the Board over the period of 4 or

more years. Chancellor Dawson has kept the members of the

Board informed throughout the entire process.



Mr. Klaich moved to express support for the Chancellor and

the proposal process for implementation of administrative

computing and further direted UNSCS to proceed with the

stated timelines within the approved budget. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



26. Approved Handbook Change, Equal Employee Opportunity Policy

and Affirmative Action



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 6,

Equal Employee Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action.

Current policy requires a national search to be conducted

when making appointments to UNS positions. Rather than con-

ducting a national search, this change would allow for Sys-

temwide searches for certain positions when appropriate.

See Ref. J, filed in the Regents Office.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of a Handbook change regarding

Equal Employee Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action.

Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion carried.



27. Approved Amendment to Board of Regents Bylaws



Approved the amendment to the Board of Regents Bylaws,

Article VIU, Committees of the Board.



As a result of comments received at the Board's October

meeting during the first reading of the amendment, the fol-

lowing is a redraft of the amendment for its second reading.



Section 6. In the event that there are not enough

members of a standing or special committee available

to make a quorum of the committee at the time of its

meeting, and if there are a sufficient number of other

members of the Board of Regents available at the time,

the Chairman of the Board of Regents, or the Vice

Chairman in the absence of the Chairman, may make a

sufficient number of ad hoc appointments from among

such available members of the Board of Regents to

make up a quorum of the committee. The ad hoc members

shall serve only for the duration of the meeting for

which they were appointed.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the amendment to the Board of

Regents Bylaws regarding Committees of the Board. Mr.

Rogich seconded. Motion carried.



28. Approved Handbook Addition, Clarification of Academic

Credentials for Community College Faculty



Approved the following statement concerning academic creden-

tials required for Community College faculty.



In a revision of the Community College Faculty Salary Plan,

the section addressing Community College faculty credentials

was omitted from the Board of Regents Handbook. The follow-

ing statement, approved by the Community College Presidents,

would be placed in the Board of Regents Handbook under Title

4, Chapter 3, Section 3. The following sections would then

be renumbered.



Section 3. Credentials for Community College Faculty



A minimum of a master's degree is required for instruc-

tion in baccalaureate-level courses or an appropriate

combination of education and experience. A bachelor's

degree, or appropriate experience in lieu of a post-

secondary education, is required for instruction in

occupational courses.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook addition regard-

ing Credentials for Community College Faculty. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



29. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held December 7, 1989, were made by Regent

Joseph Foley, Chairman.



(1) In order to better meet Campus needs, approved the sub-

mission of new program proposals to the Board of Re-

gents be expanded from the current timetable of once

per semester for each Campus. Campuses would have the

opportunity to submit programs twice in the Fall and

twice in the Spring. The proposed new timetable is

outlined as follows:



Calendar for Submission of New Program Proposals

1989-90:



Submission of new program proposals to Chancellor's

Office: July 1 Sept 1 Nov 1 Jan 1



Academic Affairs Council review of new program pro-

posals: Aug 1 Oct 18 Dec 6 Feb 21



Request for Board of Regents' approval of new program

proposals: Sept 7 Dec 7 Jan 11 Apr 5



(2) Approved the AAS degree in Welding at NNCC, as contain-

ed in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.



This program is designed to prepare graduates for posi-

tions in the welding industry, including the growing

mining industry, as well as provide continuing educa-

tion opportunities for employed welders to upgrade

their skills. The date of initiation will be January,

1990.



Growth in the mining industry is reflected in a strong

demand for trained welders, a growth occupation State-

wide and at the national level. A goal of NNCC is to

become a center for welding technologies in northern

Nevada. Existing facilities and equipment are ade-

quate; however, future consideration will be given to

developing a new facility or expanding the existing

welding shop. Funding will be provided through NNCC

instructional and operating budgets, laboratory fees,

donations and contract monies from local mining com-

panies.



(3) Approved the amendment of the Board of Regents Handbook

Title 4, Chapter 3, Sections 8.1 and 8.3, to sabbatical

leaves. This amendment reflects existing practice at

all Campuses.



Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 8.1



In conformity with NRS 284.345, interpretations of

that statute by the Attorney General, and previous

Board rulings, the number of sabbatical leaves

granted for each succeeding academic year shall

not exceed a number equal to 2% of "the academic

faculty" (i. e., those with professional rank rath-

er than equivalent rank, plus those with equivalent

rank who are teaching) in the current year. When

applied to professional staff within the Desert

Research Institute, the term "research faculty"

shall replace the term "academic faculty". Those

whose primary responsibility is administrative in

nature are not eligible for sabbatical leave.



The last sentence in the above paragraph originally

read "Any faculty member whose primary responsibility

is administrative in nature is not eligible for sab-

batical leave." After lengthy discussion, it was rec-

ommended that the language as it reads in the above

paragraph be changed to add the new last sentence.



Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 8.2



Any faculty member with academic or equivalent

status, who has served full-time on either a 10-

month or 12-month contract for 6 or more years,

is eligible for sabbatical leave. Faculty hold-

ing the designation of Lecturer may be eligible

for sabbatical leave, at the discretion of each

institution. Faculty shall serve at least 6

additional years prior to eligibility for sub-

sequent sabbatical leaves.



In addition to the report and recommendations, Mr. Foley

recommended that the Board of Regents support the 2 Geri-

atric Centers to be located on the UNR and UNLV Campuses.



Mr. Foley stated that the issue of retention and assessment

has made considerable progress and will be reported during

the February 22-23, 1990 meeting to the Board of Regents.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



30. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held December 7, 1989, were made by Regent June F. Whitley,

Chairman.



(1) Approved UNS Consolidated Financial Statements. Vice

Chancellor Ron Sparks introduced Deloitte and Touche

representatives Wayne Stoker, John Surina and Chris

Aims. Mr. Stoker presented the UNS Consolidated Fi-

nancial Statements, June 30, 1989, filed in the Regents

Office.



(2) Approved UNS Constructive Service Letter. Vice Chan-

cellor Ron Sparks introduced Mr. Chris Aims, Deloitte

and Touche, who presented the UNS Constructive Service

Letter, June 30, 1989, filed in the Regents Office.



Mr. Aims reviewed the Constructive Service Letter which

addressed the issues of Electronic Data Processing

(EDP) and Accounting Matters. The observations and

recommendations are reported in the Constructive Serv-

ice Letter.



(3) Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the audit of the

UNR Intercollegiate Athletics, July 1, 1986 through

April 30, 1988. The audit report is filed in the Re-

gents Office.



Mr. Rogich questioned the policy regarding complimen-

tary tickets and trade-outs. He requested that a study

on trade-outs and complimentary tickets be performed

by the Chancellor's Office with the intention of pos-

sibly eliminating the procedure.



Approved that a study be performed by the Chancellor's

Office regarding trade-outs with the intention of elim-

inating the policy.



In addition, approved that a study be performed by the

Chancellor's Office regarding the complimentary ticket

policy.



Mr. Rogich stated that he felt that complimentary tick-

ets are necessary, but that the policy language and

management procedures needed to be revised.



Vice President Ashok Dhingra stated that the auditor's

recommendations are taken very seriously and have been

implemented.



Regarding the long-distance telephone calls placed by

students, Mr. Rogich requested that the charges be re-

paid to the University no later than the January, 1990

meeting.



(4) Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the audit of the

CCCC Printing Services, July 1, 1987 through December

31, 1988. The audit report is filed in the Regents

Office.



(5) Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the audit of the

UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics, July 1, 1987 through

June 30, 1988. The audit report is filed in the Re-

gents Office.



Mr. Rogich requested that the Chancellor's staff per-

form an analysis of the UNLV baseball program budget.



(6) Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the audit of the

UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics, Athletic Development

Office, July 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988. The audit

report is filed in the Regents Office.



(7) Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the audit of the

UNLV Athletic Department Ticket Office, July 1, 1987

through May 31, 1988. The audit report is filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion car-

ried.



31. Approved Handbook Change, Guidelines for Distinguished

Nevadan Awards



Approved changes to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 10

Guidelines for Distinguished Nevadans Nominations, as con-

tained in Ref. K, filed in the Regents Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Guidelines for Distinguished Nevadan Awards. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



32. Approved the Printing of Drug Education Booklets



Approved to use up to $3,500 of Regents Special Projects

Funds to print 1,000 booklets on drug education to be dis-

tributed to all University student athletes.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval to spend up to $3,500 of Re-

gents Special Project Funds to print 1,000 booklets on drug

education to be distributed to all University student ath-

letes. Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion carried.



33. Approved Sale of Property, UNLV



Approved the sale of lots 17, 18, 19 and 20 in block 11 of

Clark's Las Vegas Townsite, as shown by map thereof on file

in Book 1 of Plats, Page 37, in the Office of the County

Recorder of Clark County, Nevada to Mr. Edward M. Bernstein

for $300,000.



President Maxson stated that the property is located in a

section of town that is no longer considered prime property.

This land has been difficult to sell and he recommended that

the Board accept the offer.



Mr. Foley moved approval to sell the UNLV property. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



34. Approved Stipend for Additional Duties, UNLV



Approved a salary supplement of $5,000 per year to be paid

to the University from the UNLV Foundation for Dr. John

Irsfeld for his duties as corporate secretary to the UNLV

Foundation.



Mr. Foley moved approval of a salary supplement of $5,000

per year to be paid to the University from the UNLV Founda-

tion for Dr. John Irsfeld for his duties as corporate secre-

tary to the UNLV Foundation. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion

carried.



35. Approved Department Name Change, UNR



Approved the name change of the Office of Public Information

to Office of Communication at UNR.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the name change of the Office

of Public Information to the Office of Communication at UNR.

Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion carried.



36. Emergency Item: Request to Sell Property, UNR



Chancellor Dawson requested approval to consider an emer-

gency item on the agenda to sell UNR property. UNR has re-

ceived a second appraisal made on the property at 741 West

Pueblo which has set the current market value at $80,000

and the offer will expire very shortly.



Mrs. Whitley moved to accept an emergency item concerning

the sale of UNR property. Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion

carried.



37. Approved the Sale of Property, UNR



Approved the sale of property, located at 741 West Pueblo.

The original appraisal, made on March 21, 1989, has been

adjusted to $84,600. This was done because market condi-

tions and demands for older type structures have dramatical-

ly changed this past year. Apparently, new subdivisions in

the Reno-Sparks area have put extreme downward pressure on

values of older, more mature residences, thus justifying a

lower value. The University has received an offer from

S. Hancock of $78,000.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to sell UNR property. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



38. New Business



Mr. Rogich requested the Academic Affairs Council to examine

the possibility of developing courses in the teachings of

Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.



Mr. Klaich announced that the resignation of Unit Faculty

Senate Chairman Tom Kendall will not be accepted by the

Board of Regents. Mr. Klaich emphasized the great impor-

tance the Board of Regents placed on Faculty Senate Chair-

men and requested Mr. Kendall to complete his term.



The meeting adjourned at 2:40 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

12-07-1989