December 15-16, 1988
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
December 15, 1988
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Conference
Room, System Administration building, 2601 Enterprise Road,
Reno and the Fireside Lounge, Donald Moyer Student Union, UNLV.
Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman, Las Vegas
Dr. James Eardley, Reno
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Elko
Mrs. Joan Kenney, Las Vegas
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Reno
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Las Vegas
Members absent: Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson
President Robert C. Maxson
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Dr. Cheryl Bowles, UNLV Faculty Senate
Dr. Robert Mead, UNR Faculty Senate
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Chairman June Whitley called the special teleconference meeting
to order at 10:05 A.M. December 15, 1988, to consider two issues
regarding the UNS Estate Fund. Regent Whitley presided in Las
Vegas. Also in Las Vegas were Regents Kenney and Sparks. Re-
gents Eardley and Klaich were in Reno, and Regent Gallagher was
1. Approved Handbook Change, Estate Fund
Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section
20.3a, Policies and Procedures of the UNS Estate Fund, as
3a. Annually the Board of Regents shall establish themes
around which applications are to be submitted; e. g.,
computers, staff development, equipment, etc.
If approved, items 3a through 3h would be changed to items
3b through 3i.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Policies and Procedures of the UNS Estate Fund. Mrs.
Dr. Eardley stated that the UNS Estate Fund Committee pre-
viously rejected a recommendation to categorize proposals
into "themes", but later reconsidered its position.
Mrs. Gallagher informed the Board that Legislators have re-
marked there are too many small proposals being requested,
and some Legislators suggested that UNS reconsider its rec-
ommendation to the Legislature.
A suggestion was made to limit the proposals by using a
dollar amount range. Mr. Klaich opposed this suggestion
because he felt that dollar amounts were arbitrary.
2. Approved Referring 1989-90 Grant Proposals to Estate Fund
Committee for Reconsideration
Approved referring the 1989-90 grant proposals to the Estate
Fund Committee for reconsideration in light of additional
information the UNS has received since these proposals were
adopted by the Board of Regents at its August, 1988 meeting
and revised at the November 1988 meeting.
Mrs. Gallagher suggested Faculty Senate representatives and
academic officers be included in Committee deliberations.
Mrs. Sparks recommended that the Committee develop and fine
tune the existing proposals. She did not wish to have the
Committee begin all over, but rather to see if the proposals
would fit specific themes.
Dr. Eardley moved approval to refer the 1989-90 proposals
to the UNS Estate Fund Committee for reconsideration on
December 19, 1988, with Faculty Senate representatives and
academic officers included in the deliberations. Mrs.
Dr. Eardley requested that Board members who do not serve on
the UNS Estate Fund Committee attend the meeting.
Chairman Whitley called for a meeting to be held in Las
Vegas sometime between the December 19 meeting and the
January 12-13 Board of Regents meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 10:15 A.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board