MEETING OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD OF REGENTS
Thursday, November 29, 8:00 a.m. & Friday, November 30, 8:00 a.m.
Student Union Ballroom – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV
UNLV MASTER PLAN, UNLVNow
UNLV president Neal Smatresk will request approval of the UNLV Campus Master Plan update and will present an update on UNLVNow activities along with staff and project stakeholders.
UNLV EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Smatresk will request board approval to implement a contract renewal for William G. Boldt, vice president for Advancement at UNLV. Boldt’s current contract expires June 30, 2013. This early renewal request would be effective July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016.
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
Vice chancellor of Finance and Administration Vic Redding will present a report on student health insurance procurement, including the anticipated impacts of the Affordable Care Act.
EXCESS CREDIT FEE
Vice chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Crystal Abba will request approval of a revision to the board’s policy to establish an excess credit policy under which a student who has accrued a certain number of credits may be charged an excess credit fee. Adoption of this policy is recommended by the Access and Affordability Committee.
FINANCIAL AID REPORTING AND EXCESS CREDIT LIMITATION
Abba will request approval of revisions to the board’s policy on Student Access Funds to limit student eligibility based on published credits required for a program in accordance with Title IV Federal Student Aid guidelines and to clarify the reporting of financial aid information required annually, effective Fall 2013. These revisions are recommended by the Access and Affordability Committee.
REPORT ON TRANSFER AND ARTICULATION
Abba will present a report on current board policy governing transfer and articulation, including data on transfer students. In addition, Erika Beck, Nevada State College Provost, Darren Divine, College of Southern Nevada vice president for Academic Affairs, and Carl Reiber, UNLV vice provost for Academic Affairs, will report on the southern working group formed to review transfer issues among the southern institutions and the findings of that group, including the creation of transfer centers. The board may provide direction to the institutions or staff for steps to be taken to enhance transfer and articulation.
PERFORMANCE METRICS REPORT
Abba will present the metrics that were developed through the National Governors Association Complete to Compete policy academy. The metrics are designed to measure progress toward the overall state goal of graduating more students for Nevada’s “new” economy.
FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION
Director of Student Affairs Renee Davis will present information to the board on federal and NSHE Financial Aid procedures, including an overview of financial aid types, the FAFSA process and best practices.
MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP AND PREPAID TUITION PROGRAM REPORT
State Treasurer Kate Marshall will present the current status of the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship program and provide the latest funding and usage data. As chair of the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada, Marshall will also provide an update on the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program and the College Savings Plan.
DEMONSTRATION OF THE iNtegrate STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
Vice chancellor of Information Technology Steven Zink will introduce a live demonstration by a UNLV student using the iNtegrate Student Information System beginning with an introduction to the campus through registration and scheduling of classes. The demonstration is in conjunction with UNLV’s Shannon Goodman, associate vice president for Enrollment and Student Services.