12/11/1986

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 11-12, 1986








12-11-1986

Pages 75-95



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-

cers.



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

items:



(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

apartments.



(6) Financial Aid reports were submitted for the follow-

ing institutions:



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.



2. Introductions



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

Senator.



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:



RESOLUTION #86-8



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

particular; and,



WHEREAS, Ms. Del Papa has approached her responsibili-

ties with warmth, humor and a refreshing openness and

candor; 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-

tions;



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,

1988

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



Alternates



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

the following:



Kyung-II (Ed) Ghymn, Managerial Sciences, Academic

Year 1987-88

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

Year 1987-88

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,

1987

Michael S. Coray, History, Spring, 1988

Allen R. Wilcox, Political Science, Academic Year

1987-88

Caroline Wakefield, Anatomy, Fall, 1987

Thomas Harrington, Psychology, Academic Year 1987-88



Alternates



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

1987-88

Sandra Goodwin, Business, Academic Year 1987-88

Raymond Rawson, Science/Health, Spring, 1988

Dorothy Dickerson, Student Services, Academic Year

1987-88



Alternates



James Santor, Social Science/Services, Academic Year

1987-88

Marguerite Re, Developmental Communications/Fine Arts,

Fall, 1987



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



Alternates



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

1987-88

Doris Dwyer, Fallon Campus Rural Centers, Academic Year

1987-88



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

following:



Roger L. Jacobson, Water Resources Center, Academic Year

1987-88

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

current 5.



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-

gencies.



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

declinging enrollments.



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-

zens.



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

Faculty



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

budget planning.



Section 22.



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

reinstatement.



3. The institution, at the time of implementing this

policy, will set a limit on the number of appoint-

ments made.



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-

gents Office.



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

clientele.



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.

Motion carried.



(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.

Motion carried.



(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-

Campus courses.



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 &

Letters.



President Maxson plans to establish Dance as a separate

Department within Arts & Letters. No additional funds

are required.



(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

waivers

b. Honors Program recognition

c. Graduate students and research faculty need con-

sulting on statistical data

d. Continued progress with articulation within the

System

e. Faculty interchange between Campuses



Mrs. Sheerin strongly supported the need for consulta-

tion on statistical data and the continued development

of articulation.



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

firm.



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-

mittee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held December 11, 1986, were made by Regent

Sparks, Chairman.



(1) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Chemistry

Stores new account at UNR:



1986-87

Budget

Estimate

Revenues

Opening Account Balance $12,000

Total Source of Funds $12,000



Expenditures

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

Education:



Revenue

Gifts $11,767

Total Source of Funds $11,767



Expenditures

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:

1985-86 1986-87

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate

Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 0 $ 200

Workers' Compensation Fund 15,000 21,000

Total Source of Funds $15,000 $21,200



Expenditures

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:



Revenues

Opening Account Balance $ 81,643 $ 40,590

Sales 135,000 150,000

Total Source of Funds $216,643 $190,590



Expenditures

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

UNR.



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-

tus.



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

following projects:



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

Science, UNR



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

is $34,100.



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

Business Office.



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-

ceipts.



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

to UNLV.



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-

onded.



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.



Motion carried.



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-

cers.



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

carried.



Chairman Klaich declared this the first reading for the By-

law change with final action to be taken at the January

meeting.



The Bylaw change now reads:



Regents Bylaws, Title 1, Article IV, Section 2



Article IV

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

respective offices.



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,

1987.



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.

Motion carried.



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

teams.



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

12-11-1986