December 11-12, 1986
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
December 11-12, 1986
The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 201-202, Don-
ald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Mr. James Eardley, Regent-Elect
Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
Deputy Chancellor Mark Dawson
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President George Hidy, DRI
President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Fordham (DRI), Larry
Goodnight (WNCC), John Heise (CCCC), Donald Jessup (UNR), Gary
Jones (UNLV), Jim Williams (Unit) and Student Association Offi-
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 8:15 A.M.
on Thursday, December 11, 1986. Upon motion by Mrs. Sparks, sec-
onded by Mrs. Kenney, the Board moved to a closed personnel ses-
sion for the purpose of discussing the character, alleged mis-
conduct, professional competence or physical or mental health of
a person in accordance with NRS 241.030.
The open session of the Board of Regents began at 9:00 A.M. on
Friday, December 11, 1986.
1. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and
filed with the permanent minutes) containing the following
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting, held
October 9-10, 1986, and minutes of the special tele-
conference meeting held October 17, 1986.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following persons to serve as members on
the Statewide Advisory Committee at DRI:
Mr. David W. Clark, Reno
Mr. Thomas R. Clark, Las Vegas
Mr. Bob Lewis, Reno
Mr. David Mc Nelis, Las Vegas
Mr. John S. Baker, Reno
Dr. Arthur Anderson, Incline Village
Mr. G. C. Scott Wallace, Las Vegas
Mr. Conrad Ryan, Las Vegas
Gen. R. G. "Zack" Taylor, Las Vegas
Judge Clifton Young, Reno
Mr. Joseh Murray, Elko
Mr. David Fulstone, Sparks
Mr. Donald Shalmy, Las Vegas
(4) Approved the following persons to serve as members on
the College of Engineering Advisory Board at UNR:
Mr. Bruno Benna, Reno
Mr. Curtis Clarkson
Mr. Norman Dianda, Reno
Mr. Garth Dull, Carson City
Mr. Gordon T. Graves, Reno
Mr. Austin Stedham, Reno
Mr. K. Brad Van Woert, Reno
Mr. Daniel M. Wade, Reno
(5) Authorization was given from the Board of Regents to
purchase from the UNS Endowment the note on the NNCC
(6) Financial Aid reports were submitted for the follow-
UNR, Ref. C-6a
UNLV, Ref. C-6b
CCCC, Ref. C-6c
NNCC, Ref. C-6d
TMCC, Ref. C-6e
WNCC, Ref. C-6f
References are filed in the Regents Office.
(7) Approved extended salaried sick leave for Charles F.
Speth, College of Agriculture, beginning May 1, 1987
and ending April 30, 1988.
(8) The State of Nevada Commission on Economic Develop-
ment and the University of Nevada System, Office of
Academic Affairs, wish to ratify an agreement to en-
gage in the activities and support of a Statewide
economic development symposium which was held on
November 18-19, 1986. The symposium was conducted
to explore private-public partnerships to further
economic growth and finance programs and overall
planning. This agreement authorizes the Commission
to pay a maximum of $1000 to the UNS for its efforts
in conducting this symposium.
(9) Approved the agreement between Nevada State Health
Division and TMCC which provides dental screening
examination and preventive services to eligible chil-
dren who may require dental treatment.
(10) Approved a lease agreement with Sierra Pacific Power
Company for the provision of an approximately 1-acre
site for a water storage tank on the Dandini Research
Park property for $1 per year. Appurtenant easements
for rights-of-way are also included. Approval of this
lease will assure a long-term water supply for fire
protection for the park and its environs.
(11) Approved the cooperative agreement between the State
of Nevada, Department of Minerals, and UNR, Bureau of
Business and Economic Research, which provides a pro-
gram of research on Nevada's mineral industry under a
fixed price contract.
(12) Approved an agreement between the State of Nevada,
Junior Livestock Board and UNR College of Agriculture
to co-sponsor a Junior Livestock Show.
Mrs. Gallagher 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. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
President Hidy introduced Dr. Joy Leland, Research Professor
at DRI. She has been known as the "Godmother" of DRI and is
celebrating her 25th anniversary at DRI.
President Crowley introduced Dr. Paul Page, Acting Vice
President for Academic Affairs, and Mr. Adam Fairfield, ASUN
Chairman Klaich introduced Mr. James Eardley, Regent-Elect.
The following resolution was presented to Regent Frankie Sue
Del Papa upon her retirement from the Board of Regents:
WHEREAS, Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa has served as a member
of the University of Nevada System Board of Regents for
6 years, during which time she has been Chairman of the
Budget and Finance Committee, the Investment Committee,
and the UNLV 1984 Presidential Search Committee, and as
a member of the Truckee Meadows Community College Ad-
visory Committee and the UNR College of Arts and Science
Advisory Committee; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Del Papa has exhibited such enthusiasm for
special concerns in Nevada higher education that those
around her have been persuaded to act to the benefit of
the University of Nevada Press, women's causes, cultural
activities, passage of the estate tax amendment, and
development of the Mackay School of Mines Museum, in
WHEREAS, Ms. Del Papa has approached her responsibili-
ties with warmth, humor and a refreshing openness and
WHEREAS, Ms. Del Papa has been objective and fair in her
dealings with the University's internal and external
constituencies, communicating openly with students,
faculty and Administrators who felt at ease in seeking
out her counsel; and,
WHEREAS, Ms. Del Papa has demonstrated courage in the
decision-making process, at times risking her profes-
sional goals in the public arena to act in the best in-
terest of the University community; and,
WHEREAS, Ms. Del Papa has approached Nevada higher edu-
cation from a Statewide perspective, being a friend to
the north and south, to its Community Colleges and Uni-
versities alike; and,
WHEREAS, she has dedicated herself to numerous civic
causes in addition to her higher education contribu-
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Regents does acknowledge
Ms. Del Papa's efforts to enhance the quality of public
higher education in Nevada -- and the quality of life
for all Nevadans -- and recognizes her as a truly ex-
emplary public servant who has displayed the utmost
integrity in performance of her duties.
3. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, 1987-88
Nevada Revised Statutes and Board of Regents policy provide
for total number of sabbatical leaves which may be awarded
each year. See Ref. B, filed in the Regents Office.
Utilizing the criteria followed in previous years, the maxi-
mum available leaves for 1987-88 are: UNLV - 9; UNR - 12;
CCCC - 4; NNCC - 1; TMCC - 2; WNCC - 2; DRI - 2; Unit - 1.
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-
ommended the sabbatical leaves available to UNLV be
awarded to the following:
Margaret M. Lyneis, Anthropology, Academic Year 1987-88
Martha Knack, Anthropology, Academic Year 1987-88
Frederick Bachhuber, Geoscience, Fall, 1987
Catherine Bellver, Foreign Languages, Spring, 1988
Robert Bigler, Political Science, Fall, 1987 or Spring,
Isabelle Emerson, Music, Fall, 1987
James Hazen, English, Fall, 1987 or Spring, 1988
Flecia Campbell, English, Spring, 1988
Lee Sido, Art, Spring, 1988
Evan Blythin, Communication Studies, Fall, 1987
Thomas G. Logan, Psychology, Academic Year 1987-88
Mary Ann Michel, College of Health Sciences, Fall, 1987
or Spring, 1988
See Ref. C for summary of proposed projects, filed in
the Regents Office.
B. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommend-
ed the sabbatical leaves available to UNR be awarded to
Kyung-II (Ed) Ghymn, Managerial Sciences, Academic
Steven D. Zink, Library, Fall, 1987
Robert Merrill, English, Spring, 1988
Edward W. Martinez, Art, Academic Year 1987-88
Virginia L. Vogel, Speech and Theatre, Academic
Elizabeth A. Francis, English, Academic Year 1987-88
Judith A. Whitenack, Foreign Languages and Litera-
tures, Academic Year 1987-88
Richard H. Fashbaugh, Mechanical Engineering, Fall,
Michael S. Coray, History, Spring, 1988
Allen R. Wilcox, Political Science, Academic Year
Caroline Wakefield, Anatomy, Fall, 1987
Thomas Harrington, Psychology, Academic Year 1987-88
James K. Mikawa, Psychology, Spring, 1988
William D. Rowley, History, Fall, 1987
David L. Harvey, Sociology, Spring, 1988
See Ref. D for summary of proposed projects, filed
in the Regents Office.
C. Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-
ommended the sabbatical leaves available to CCCC be
awarded to the following:
Mary Elizabeth Scott, Business/Management, Academic Year
Sandra Goodwin, Business, Academic Year 1987-88
Raymond Rawson, Science/Health, Spring, 1988
Dorothy Dickerson, Student Services, Academic Year
James Santor, Social Science/Services, Academic Year
Marguerite Re, Developmental Communications/Fine Arts,
See Ref. E for summary of proposed projects, filed in
the Regents Office.
D. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney
recommended the sabbatical leaves available to TMCC be
awarded to the following:
Dee Stroub, Arts & Sciences, Fall, 1987
Brad Tretten, Business/Management, Academic Year 1987-88
Maria Kilbourne, Arts & Sciences, Academic Year 1987-88
Allen Lewis, Business/Management, Academic Year 1987-88
See Ref. F for summary of proposed projects, filed in
the Regents Office.
E. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro
recommended the sabbatical leaves available to WNCC be
awarded to the following:
Cheryl Pawluk, Educational Services, Academic Year
Doris Dwyer, Fallon Campus Rural Centers, Academic Year
See Ref. G for summary of proposed projects, filed in
the Regents Office.
F. Desert Research Institute - President Hidy recommended
the sabbatical leaves available to DRI be awarded to the
Roger L. Jacobson, Water Resources Center, Academic Year
Lonnie Pippin, Social Sciences Center, Fall, 1987
See Ref. H for summary of proposed projects, filed in
the Regents Office.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Sabbatical Leaves, 1987-
88. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
4. Approved Handbook Change, Sick Leave
Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 10
Sick Leave, to permit professional employees 10 days annual
sick leave to be used as family sick leave instead of the
4. Up to ten days sick leave per contract year may be
charged in the event of serious illness in the family,
death, for child-rearing leave, or for similar emer-
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
sick leave. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting at this time.
5. Report on Systemwide Enrollments, Summer and Fall, 1986
Vice Chancellor Fox submitted the Summer and Fall, 1986 En-
rollment Report, Ref. I, filed with the permanent minutes.
Dr. Fox and Ms. Steinberg presented a System overview and
summary of the enrollment figures.
The Fall, 1986 Systemwide enrollment report shows the UNS
student population grew 9.3% in 1 year, with 49,999 students
enrolled. Over the last 5 years, the student headcount has
grown 21%, with most of the growth occurring at the Communi-
ty College level. Considerating Nevada's growing population
a healthy pool of high school graduates and institutional
recruitment efforts, headcount enrollment could reach nearly
60,000 students by 1990.
Following is the official headcount enrollment for each UNS
institution and the percentage of growth from Fall semester
1985 to Fall semester 1986:
UNR 4.4% increase 10,245 students
UNLV 7.0% increase 12,846 students
CCCC 17.2% increase 13,000 students
NNCC 0.9% increase 2,018 students
TMCC 7.0% increase 7,946 students
WNCC 16.7% increase 3,944 students
An analysis of UNS enrollments between 1981 and 1986 shows
female students have increased from 46% to 55% of the head-
count. Minority enrollment has increased from 12 to 14%,
with Hispanics representing the largest racial-ethnic group
(4.2% of total enrollment), followed by blacks (3.9%).
The report shows that part-time students make up 52% of
University enrollment. At Community Colleges, 92% of head-
count enrollment is part-time.
As increasing numbers of students attend school part-time,
they will take longer to complete programs. Students are
completing programs, total degrees conferred Systemwide in-
creased 28.5% from 1981-86, and the percentage of students
who have earned certificates at Nevada's Community Colleges
has increased by 123% during the last 5 years.
Nevada's changing student population -- more women, more
minorities, more part-time students, older students -- is
consistent with trends experienced nationwide in higher
education. However, Nevada's enrollment projections con-
tinue to run counter to the national trend of level or
The statistics "underscore the importance of formula fund-
ing", stated Chair Klaich. "The infrastructure will col-
lapse if we don't get help. This is crushing growth."
One of the University of Nevada System's highest priorities
for new funding being recommended to the 1987 Nevada Legis-
lature calls for enhancement of a number of formulas de-
signed to stabilize University budgets in areas such as
student services, academic and institutional support, oper-
ation and maintenance of plant, equipment replacement, ac-
quisition of library books, and funding of Summer Session.
Other formula enhancements would improve the ratio of full-
time to part-time faculty at Community Colleges, improve
the ratio of classified workers to professional staff at
Community Colleges, provide an equipment allocation for new
positions created, and improve student/faculty ratios.
Those recommendations were approved by an interim legisla-
tive committee consisting of lawmakers, educators and citi-
6. Report on Financial Implications of EDUCOM Recommendations
The UNS ad hoc Committee to study the EDUCOM Consulting Re-
port, composed of members of the Academic Affairs Council
and the Academic Computing Committee, endorsed and forwarded
to the Board at its August meeting 7 recommendations from
the EDUCOM report. The Board accepted these recommendations
and asked for a report on the financial implications. The
ad hoc Committee has met to consider the financial implica-
tions and Vice Chancellor Fox presented a report, filed in
the Regents Office, on the Committee's findings.
7. Approved Proposal for Reduced Appointment for Tenured
Approved the proposed policy (outlined below) for reducing
appointment for tenured faculty within UNS from 1.0 FTE to
not less than .50 FTE. Only full-time tenured UNS faculty
members who have served the normal probation period and have
been granted tenure through UNS procedures would be eligi-
ble. This policy would not apply to faculty who are teach-
ing part-time and requesting part-time tenure.
The proposed policy would allow the President of the Campus
to determine whether a particular faculty member could con-
sider reducing a tenured position below 1.0 FTE, and would
thereby retain presidential control of academic programs and
1. A faculty member with a full-time tenured appoint-
ment may, by mutual agreement of the faculty member
and the President of the faculty member's institu-
tion, be given a reduced appointment of less than
1.0 FTE, but no less than 0.50 FTE, under terms and
conditions mutually agreed to in writing by the
faculty member and the President, and which will be
attached to or otherwise included in the faculty
member's contract. A tenured faculty member agree-
ing to such a reduced appointment shall retain ten-
ure. Such a reduction shall be issued only at the
discretion of the institutional President.
2. A tenured faculty member agreeing to a reduced ap-
pointment under this section shall be reinstated to
full-time employment either upon mutual agreement of
the faculty member and the President or upon the di-
rection of the President, which direction must be
given in writing at least 1 year in advance of such
3. The institution, at the time of implementing this
policy, will set a limit on the number of appoint-
This policy requires a change to the Handbook, Title 4,
Chapter 3, Section 22.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-
ing Reduced Appointment for Tenured Faculty and that each
institution develop guidelines prior to implementing the
program. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
8. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held December 11, 1986, were made by Regent Jo
Ann Sheerin, Chairman.
(1) Approved the Phase I Proposal for a Ph. D. in English
at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Re-
The Ph. D. program in English will be based upon an ex-
isting MA program. It will be necessary to add doctor-
al level seminars, independent study courses and dis-
sertation courses. The program, if approved by the
Board of Regents, will be a small, highly selective
program which will enroll primarily local and regional
Nationally, there has been a recent trend for an in-
creased number of new positions available for gradu-
ates with Ph. D. degrees in English. At the local
level, a survey conducted in Clark County shows a num-
ber of secondary school and Community College English
faculty are interested in pursuing the Ph. D.
An informal articulation agreement with the UNR Ph. D.
program in English may be developed, as well as use of
UNR library resources. However, the UNLV program will
be capable of standing on its own.
1st-year enrollment is projected to be 6 students (4
FTE), increasing to 18 students (12 FTE) by the 4th
year of the program. Funding will be provided through
regular Campus allocations. The annual budget is pro-
jected to be $41,250 which will include part-time
faculty, graduate assistants and library acquisitions.
Dr. John Unrue, Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Provost, explained that there was a public demand for
Ph. D.'s in the work force, and President Maxson em-
phasized the importance of this Ph. D. proposal.
There was discussion regarding articulation between UNR
and UNLV. Dr. Unrue stated that there will be faculty
exchanges in the English Departments at UNR and UNLV.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Phase I Proposal for
a Ph. D. in English at UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
(2) Approved a new format developed for Campus master
plans, review of existing programs and the review of
new programs. The review of new programs will combine
the current Phase I, Phase II Proposals, filed in the
Regents Office. Consideration was given to adopting
these proposals, as well as a calendar for submission
of new programs to the Board of Regents.
Vice Chancellor Fox stressed the fact that these cal-
endar dates for the review of new programs were illus-
trious and that a calendar would be developed at a
later date to coincide with Regents meetings.
He further stated for clarification that there were
still a few programs that were being processed under
the Phase I, Phase II process which will not be af-
fected by this new combined format.
These policies would set time frames for Campus master
plans and establish a regular process of program review
for each istitution.
President Gwaltney stated that some programs, such as
Vocational-Technical, need review at least within a
5-year period, whereas other programs, such as Engi-
neering, may need a review within a 10-year period.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the new format for Campus
master plans, review of existing programs and the re-
view of existing programs. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
(3) The Subcommittee on Quality and Administration of the
UNS Task Force on Educational Telecommunications has
drafted proposed quality guidelines for UNS telecours-
es. These proposed guidelines were distributed to
Campus Presidents in May for Campus review and comment
and to Academic Affairs Committee members at the Octo-
ber Board meeting. These guidelines were discussed
and considered for adoption. See Ref. AA-3, filed in
the Regents Office.
Mr. Klaich stated for the record that it is the inten-
tion of the Academic Affairs Committee that new tele-
courses would be submitted in the same manner as on-
The following change was made to the guidelines as con-
tained in Ref. AA-3:
11. Each student enrolled in an instructional
telecommunications course shall have equal
access to all academic support services which
the institutions provide for students enrolled
in on-Campus resident credit courses, includ-
ing academic advising, counseling, library and
other learning resouces, tutoring services,
financial aid, etc.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the quality guidelines
for UNS telecourses with the stated change to item 11
and the intention of the Committee is to process new
telecourse programs in the same manner as on-Campus
courses. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
(4) Information Item - In August, 1986 the Board of Regents
approved the removal of the Dance program from the
School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and
Dance. The Dance courses remaining in the School were
reassigned at that time to the College of Arts &
President Maxson plans to establish Dance as a separate
Department within Arts & Letters. No additional funds
(5) In September, 1985 Faculty Senate Chairs were invited
to attend the Academic Affairs Committee meeting to
address relevant topics pertaining to their Campuses.
An update was made on issues discussed at that time,
and Faculty Senate Chairs were invited to discuss cur-
rent issues or concerns. There was considerable dis-
cussion on the following topics:
a. Distribution of in-state and out-of-state tuition
b. Honors Program recognition
c. Graduate students and research faculty need con-
sulting on statistical data
d. Continued progress with articulation within the
e. Faculty interchange between Campuses
Mrs. Sheerin strongly supported the need for consulta-
tion on statistical data and the continued development
9. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held November 7, 1986, were made by Regent Foley, Chairman.
Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Internal Audit Director, described the
selection process of the independent auditor, stating that
the finalists submitted written proposals and held oral in-
terviews with the Committee. The Committee has selected
Deloitte, Haskins and Sells as the UNS independent auditing
Mrs. Gallagher queried if discussion was held with Deloitte,
Haskins and Sells on the maximum amount to be charged UNS
and the number of hours spent by the System auditors. Mrs.
Cardinal stated that these issues were addressed and the
firm has agreed that the System Internal Audit Department
would not provide assistance in the audit, and also the
maximum amount. A contract has been drawn with these stipu-
lations. Mr. Thomas Hartley, partner of Deloitte, Haskins
and Sells, stated that the fee quoted was a maximum fee and
and if additional hours were required to complete the job,
UNS would not be billed.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee to enter into a 3-year contract with
Deloitte, Haskins and Sells as the System's independent
auditors. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
10. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held December 11, 1986, were made by Regent
(1) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Chemistry
Stores new account at UNR:
Opening Account Balance $12,000
Total Source of Funds $12,000
Classified Salaries (FTE .50) $ 8,816
Fringe Benefits 3,184
Total Use of Funds $12,000
(2) Approved a 5% increase in faculty salaries for the 1987
Summer Session. This increase will help bring Summer
Session salaries in line with recent academic year sal-
ary increases for faculty as well as provide compara-
bility with UNLV Summer Session salaries.
(3) Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 10, Student Fees at UNR as follows:
Spring Semester Orientation Program
Day Program per Person 10.00
Evening Program per Person 5.00
Summer Orientation Program per Person 15.00
Fall Semester Orientation Program
Day Program per Person 10.00
Evening Program per Person 5.00
(4) Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 10, Student Fees at UNLV as follows:
Orientation for 1st-time Freshmen 10.00
effective January, 1987
(5) Approved the following self-supporting budget for a new
half-time position for the UNLV Center for Economic
Total Source of Funds $11,767
Professional Salary (FTE .5) $ 9,100
Fringe Benefits 2,667
Total Use of Funds $11,767
(6) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-
tion 11.3, Special Course Fees at CCCC, as follows:
Telestudies Program at Nellis AFB $75.00 per student
This fee will cover the costs associated with the
videotape programs. These costs include, but are
not limited to:
a. Series replacement
b. Upkeep and replacements as necessary of the
video machines used at NAFB
c. Duplication rights for additional sites
d. Miscellaneous printing and duplicating costs
(7) Approved to use $23,000 of Capital Improvement Fee
Funds to rebuilt the Trane Compressor units at the
Cheyenne Campus of CCCC.
(8) Approved to use $10,000 of Capital Improvement Fee
Funds as follows:
Computer Enhancement Approximately $3,500
Modifications to Maxson Hall Approximately $6,500
(9) Approved the following self-supporting budget for the
Radiological Safety Board:
Opening Account Balance $ 0 $ 200
Workers' Compensation Fund 15,000 21,000
Total Source of Funds $15,000 $21,200
Prof Salaries (FTE .5) $ 0 $ 9,000
Fringe Benefits 0 1,708
Class Salaries (FTE .5) 0 6,600
Fringe Benefits 0 1,463
Operating 0 2,000
Out-of-State Travel 0 429
Total Use of Funds $ 0 $21,200
The Committee recommends approval and Board of Regents
consideration of the following self-supporting budget
for the University of Nevada Press Sales account:
Opening Account Balance $ 81,643 $ 40,590
Sales 135,000 150,000
Total Source of Funds $216,643 $190,590
Prof Salaries (FTE 1.00) $ 33,768 $ 0
Fringe Benefits 3,502 0
Class Salaries (FTE 1.00) 0 19,098
Fringe Benefits 0 5,055
Wages 3,000 7,000
Fringe Benefits 75 140
Operating 127,708 132,000
Out-of-State Travel 5,000 0
Transfers 3,000 3,000
Ending Account Balance 40,590 24,297
Total Use of Funds $216,643 $190,590
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Kenney
seconded. Motion carried.
ASUN President Todd Plimpton stated that ASUN supports the
Orientation Program and fee increase for this program at
11. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Ms. Del Papa, seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of
discussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional
competence or physical or mental health of a person in ac-
cordance with NRS 241.030.
The Board reconvened at 1:40 P.M. Friday, December 12, 1986, in
Room 201-202 of the Moyer Student Union at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, with all Regents present.
12. Approved Emeritus Status, NNCC
Approved the recommendation that Paul S. Hanna, Professor of
Humanities and Social Sciences, be promoted to emeritus sta-
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of Emeritus Status at NNCC.
Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
13. Approved the Water Rights Deeds, UNR/TMCC/DRI
Approved transfer of the original water rights deeds to the
Sierra Pacific Power Company and the City of Reno for the
Respectively, the transfer of 13.83 acre feet of water an-
nually from UNR to the Sierra Pacific Power Company for the
Church Fine Arts addition and the Brigham Family Medicine
Center; the transfer of 7.95 acre feet of water annually
from UNR to the City of Reno for the Truckee Meadows Com-
muity College addition.
DRI is planning to construct a building on the Desert Re-
search Industrial Park which will require a transfer of
water rights from the University to Sierra Pacific Power
Company. When the exact acreage is known, this amount will
be brought before the Board.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to transfer original water
rights deeds to the Sierra Pacific Power Company and the
City of Reno for UNR, TMCC and DRI projects. Mrs. Kenney
seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved the Appointment of Acting Dean, College of Arts and
Approved the appointment of Dr. William Wallace as Acting
Dean of the College of Arts and Science, to fill the vacancy
left by Dr. Paul Page's appointment as Acting Vice President
for Academic Affairs. Dr. Wallace has served for 6 years
as Associate Dean of the College and was recommended by the
College Personnel Committee, which serves under College By-
laws as the Search Committee for this position. The ap-
pointment is effective on or about January 1, 1987. The
recommended salary for the period January 1 to June 30, 1987
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Wil-
liam Wallace as Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sci-
ence, effective on or about January 1, 1987, with a salary
of $34,100 for the period of January 1 to June 30, 1987.
Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
15. Approved Lease, UNLV
Approved a contract with the Environmental Protection Agency
to extend the current lease for 9 years and 9 months with
the following stipulations:
1. Full cost reimbursement for all janitorial work, grounds
maintenance, utilities and regular maintenance that the
University does for EPA.
2. Receive in rental an amount yet to be determined that
would be adequate for major maintenance projects such as
roof replacement, air conditioning overhaul, etc., and
to provide for a sinking fund to renovate the building
for University purposes when the lease expires.
3. An adequate overhead to provide for Physical Plant
supervision of all work and a small amount for the
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the lease with the EPA with
final documents subject to review by Legal Counsel. Mrs.
Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
16. Approved Changes in TIAA-CREF
Approved authorization of a voluntary 100% employer-paid
retirement program in TIAA-CREF. If the employee elects
this program, a corresponding salary reduction would be
necessary. This program would be similar to that instituted
by PERS when that program went to 100% employer-paid.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the changes in TIAA-CREF.
Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Klaich relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Kenney.
17. Approved Transfer, UNR
UNR, in association with the Western Oil and Gas Association
and the UNR Foundation, established and operated the Fire
Protection Training Academy (FPTA). Recently, the major
portion of the responsibility for operating the FPTA was
transferred from the UNR Foundation to UNR. Approved to
transfer receipts in excess of anticipated costs to the
UNR Foundation. An annual fiscal year report will be made
to the Chancellors Office regarding these transfers of re-
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the transfer to the UNR
Foundation. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Klaich returned and resumed the gavel.
18. Report on International Education, UNLV
President Maxson requested Vice President of Academic Af-
fairs and Provost John Unrue to report on the International
Education Program at UNLV. He stated that a consortium of
students and faculty travel abroad to study different lan-
guages and cultures. This program attracts foreign students
19. Approved Architect, UNLV
Approved authorization for UNLV to select an architecture
firm for the residence halls and Greek Row. President Max-
son reported 13 proposals have been received, some as joint
ventures, and the proposals from Jack Miller and Associates/
Harry Sharp and Kittrell/Garlock Associates were selected
as the top two bids.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval to accept proposals for archi-
tects. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
20. Proposed Regent Bylaw Change
The Board heard the first reading of a change to its Bylaws
concerning the time of election of Officers. The current
policy calls for election of Officers in January of the odd-
numbered years. In introducing the change, Chairman Klaich
stated that he felt it was very difficult for a new Chairman
to be elected immediately prior to the beginning of the
State Legislature, and particularly so if that person had
not been acting in a leadership role in legislative matters
prior to the election.
The change as presented by Chairman Klaich included: elec-
tion in June of each fiscal year with the term to commence
on the following July 1st; the term defined as one year,
with a proviso that service greater than 180 days would con-
stitute a term; service could be for two consecutive terms;
the person must have served on the Board for at least two
years; and, if adopted, the terms of the incumbent Chairman
and Vice Chairman would be extended until July 1, 1987.
Mrs. Sparks introduced a second version which included the
above, with the exception that it changed the effective
date to June, 1987, and limited the terms of office for
those persons elected to Chairman and Vice Chairman in
January, 1987 to terminate as of July 1, 1987.
Mr. Klaich commented that a 1-year term for Chairman might
cause instability on the Board. Ms. Del Papa stated she
felt a 2-year term for Chairman would provide more continu-
ity for the Board, and also disagreed with the restriction
of having prior service on the Board for 2 years before be-
ing eligible to serve as Chairman.
Mr. Foley stated he preferred that current Officers continue
to June 30, 1987, and that an election at that time be for a
term of 2 years.
Mr. Karamanos moved to change the Bylaws to provide for the
election of officers at the June meeting of each odd-num-
bered year to serve for a term of 2 years. Mr. Foley sec-
Mrs. Sparks spoke agaist the motion, stating she felt that
the possibility of one person serving 4 years was too long,
although she was in favor of the election being held on a
fiscal year basis.
Mrs. Sheerin asked for reconsideration of the motion.
Mrs. Sheerin moved for reconsideration of the motion. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
Ms. Del Papa spoke in favor of a 2-year term for the Offi-
Ms. Del Papa moved the term of Chairman and Vice Chairman
be 2 years. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Gallagher spoke in favor of the 2-year term, stating
it takes a 1-year cycle to become familiar with the process.
Mrs. Sparks agreed that it takes a year, but presented the
argument that with terms being 1 year with a limit of being
relected for a 2nd term, the person would then serve 2
years. Mrs. Sheerin agreed and added that she felt a 1-year
term provided more flexibility.
Ms. Del Papa moved to add a time limit to the 2-year term
in that serving less than 2 years but more than 1 year of
a term constitutes a term. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
carried. Mrs. Sheerin voted no.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to change the Bylaws for the election
of Officers to be held at the last meeting of the fiscal
year in the odd-numbered year with the new term to begin on
July 1, and that the terms for the current Officers would
be extended to June 30, 1987. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
Chairman Klaich declared this the first reading for the By-
law change with final action to be taken at the January
The Bylaw change now reads:
Regents Bylaws, Title 1, Article IV, Section 2
Officers of the Board
Election Section 2. The Chairman and Vice Chairman
shall be elected from among the membership
of the Board at the organizational meeting
of the Board held during the Board's last
meeting of the fiscal year ending during an
odd-numbered year and shall serve 2-year
terms, to commence on the following July 1.
The Chairman or Vice Chairman may serve only
two successive terms in the respective office,
but may be reelected to such office after an
intervening term. In the event of a vacancy
in office, the Board shall fill the vacancy
for the remainder of the term by election at
the next regularly scheduled meeting of the
Board. No person serving more than 3 suc-
cessive years as Chairman or Vice Chairman
shall be elected to successive terms in those
Note: Upon adoption of this amendment, the terms of the
incumbents of the officers of Chairman and Vice
Chairman of the Board shall be extended until July 1,
21. Report of Chancellor Search Committee
Chairman Klaich reported on the selection process of the
Chancellor Search Committee. He reported that two out-of-
state finalists have toured the State and that Dr. Del
Weber has withdrawn his name from the search. This has
left the Committee with several different options and the
Committee decided to refer the process back to the Chancel-
lor Search Committee because the purpose of the Committee
is to present a choice of candidates to the full Board.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval to refer the search process back
to the Chancellor Search Committee. Mr. Karamanos seconded.
22. New Business
A. Mrs. Kenney commended the UNLV Basketball Team and Coach
Jerry Tarkanian for being the number one team in its
division, and the UNR Football Team and Coach Ault for
being the number one team in its division.
Mr. Foley requested resolutions be written to both
B. Chairman Klaich thanked Regent Del Papa for her respect
and love for the University of Nevada System and wished
her well as Nevada's Secretary of State.
The meeting adjourned at 3:10 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board