01/10/1969

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 10-11, 1969








1-10-1969

Pages 142-191

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

January 10-11, 1969



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Travis Lounge

of the Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

Mr. Thomas Bell

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UN)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (NSU)

Vice Chancellor Wendell A. Mordy (DRI)

Mr. Daniel Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney General

Mr. Edward L. Pine, Business Manager (UN)

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager (NSU)

Dr. Donald Driggs, Chairman, UN Faculty Senate

Professor Roger Miller, Chairman, NSU Faculty

Senate

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UN)

Mr. Joe Bell, ASUN President

Mr. Bill Terry, CSNS President



The meeting was called to order at 9:25 A.M. by Chairman

Anderson.



1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting



Upon motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Hug, the minutes

of the regular meeting of December 13-14, 1968 were approved

with the following correction:



Page 131, Paragraph 17.C., change $16,534 in the third

paragraph to read $16,706.



2. Election of Officers



Chairman Anderson noted that the By-Laws of the Board pro-

vide that the Officers of the Board shall include a Chair-

man and Vice Chairman, "elected from among the membership

of the Board at the organization meeting of the Board in

January of the odd-numbered years and shall serve two-year

terms." Accordingly, he requested nominations for these

two offices:



Mr. Grant nominated Procter Hug, Jr., as Chairman. Nomina-

tion was seconded by Mr. Ronzone.



Dr. White nominated Mrs. Knudtsen as Chairman. Mr. Hug

seconded the nomination.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, that the

nominations for Chairman be closed.



Mrs. Knudtsen nominated Mr. Thomas Bell as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Hug seconded the nomination.



Mr. Jacobsen moved that nominations for Vice Chairman be

closed and the Secretary be instructed to cast a unanimous

ballot for Mr. Bell as Vice Chairman. Motion carried.



Mr. Humphrey noted that the By-Laws provide that a "Secre-

tary to the Board shall be selected by the Board from with-

out its membership from among a panel of persons nominated

by the Chancellor of the University." He recommended that

Mrs. Bonnie Smotony be continued as Secretary to the Board.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried without

dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



Mrs. Knudtsen stated that although she was honored to have

been nominated, she felt that she lived too far away, and

that the office of Chairman required more attention than

she could provide, and asked that her name be withdrawn.



Mr. Jacobsen moved that in view of the statement by Mrs.

Knudtsen, her withdrawal be accepted and the Secretary be

instructed to cast a unanimous ballot for Mr. Hug as

Chairman. Motion seconded by Mr. Grant, carried without

dissent.



Dr. Anderson stated that it had been a privilege and an

honor to have served as Chairman during the past 4 years

and to have worked with the other members of the Board.

He added that he was pleased to pass the Chairmanship

into the capable hands of Mr. Hug.



Mr. Hug assumed the Chair and expressed appreciation for

his election, adding that congratulations were in order to

Dr. Anderson and Mrs. Knudtsen for their effective leader-

ship while in office. He noted the significant changes

which had taken place at both Universities during the past

4 years. He particularly noted the additional acreage added

to both Campuses, the number of buildings completed on both

Campuses, the new programs initiated and the increase in

enrollment at the University of Nevada from 2835 to 5700 and

at NSU from 994 to 3600.



3. Acceptance of Gifts



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following list of gifts

and grants received by the University and recommended

their acceptance by the Board:



University of Nevada



Library



Mr. Kenneth J. Carpenter, Reno - one copy of "The Springing

of the Blade" by William Everson, manuscript and corres-

pondence of W. Everson, corrected proof sheets and printer's

dummy of the book and a letter from Walter Van Tilburg

Clark (estimated value $250).



Mr. Harvey Dickerson, Carson City - one copy of the memoirs

of John H. Cazier.



Mr. Edward F. Ferrell, Reno - numerous journals, periodi-

cals and books.



Mr. Andrew Ginocchio and Dr. and Mrs. William M. Peltier,

Saratoga, California - $10 in memory of Alfred Merritt

Smith.



Lake Tahoe Area Council, South Tahoe, California - copy of

the "Lake Tahoe 1980: Regional Plan".



Professor Robert J. Laughter, Reno - one book, "Where No

Birds Fly".



Mr. Francesco Leoni, Rome, Italy - one book, "Storia Dei

Partiti Politiei Italiani".



Mr. and Mrs. Parker Liddell, Reno - 24 volumes of "Authors

Digest".



Mr. Andrew Osborne, Red Bluff, California - one copy of

"Peter Lassen of California".



Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Pine, Reno - $5 in memory of Mr.

Tom Burner.



Mrs. Olga Reifschneider, Reno - copies of "Eskimo" (vols.

76, 77 and 78).



Miss Sielaff, Reno - several books.



Miss Marie Trommer, Brooklyn, New York - Miss Trommer's

translation into Russian of some poems of Robert Burns.



Mrs. Raymond L. Spangler, Redwood City, California - $50

in memory of Mr. Alfred Merritt Smith.



WAAIME Auxiliary, Reno - $20 in memory of Mrs. Otto

Steinheimer.



University of Western Ontario, London, Canada - one copy

of "Miscelanea Hispanica".



Mrs. George Wingfield, Reno - $25 in memory of Mr. Herbert

Witt.



Miscellaneous Gifts as follows:



Dr. George Burns, Reno - one violin, estimated value of

$300.



Mr. Frank H. Bartholomew, New York City, New York - hono-

rarium and travel expenses due him as a Scripps Lecturer

to the Journalism Department (approximate value $700).



Nevada Opera Guild, Reno - $100 to the Department of Music.



Dr. C. E. Piersall, Reno - various medical x-ray equipment

items, donated to the Electrical Engineering Department.

Estimated value of several thousand dollars.



Western Electric Company, Allentown, Pennsylvania - Kulicke

and Soffa Lead Bonder to the Electrical Engineering Depart-

ment.



Dr. Robert Whittemore, Reno - $56 contribution to the Arts

Festival.



Mr. and Mrs. John Stone Willim, New York City - furniture

valued at $6800.



Scholarships and Prizes Payments as follows:



Mr. Frank H. Bartholomew, New York City, New York - $1000

to the Kate L. Bartholomew Scholarship Fund.



Dr. and Mrs. William F. Clapp, Reno - $10 to the Mineral

County Teachers Program.



Mr. John Fuller, Miami Beach, Florida - $50 to Anne Brent

Scholarship Fund for Korean Music students.



Mr. Wilbur May, Reno - $2000 to the Wilbur May Scholarship

Fund for the Art Department.



Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sicular, San Francisco, California -

$900 scholarship stipend for the academic year 1968-69.



Tahoe-Douglas Rotary Club, Zephyr Cove - $175



Contributions to the Robert A. Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Fund:



Mr. and Mrs. William R. Balsi, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Boegle, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Butler, Sparks - $5

Mr. and Mrs. A. Cerfoglio and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest

Caramello, Reno - $5

Dr. Howard P. Cords, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. John Czykowski, Steamboat - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Max Flores, Sparks - $5

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hanson, Reno - $10

Jewel Trio Bowling League, Sparks - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Johnson, Lincoln, Nebraska - $5

Kings and Queens Bowling League, Reno - $15

Mr. and Mrs. Marcelino Landa, Reno - $5

Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lenz, Reno - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Jack B. Linscott, Reno - $5

Lyon County Farm Bureau, Yerington - $7.50

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Olsen, Sparks - $5

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Paddock, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. Pierre F. Pradere, Carson City - $10

Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge #9, Sparks - $5

Mr. Maurice Rose, Lovelock - $10

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Robertini, Reno - $15

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Rowe, Sparks - $7

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rucker, Steamboat - $10

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Schefcik, Reno - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Smith, Steamboat - $7

Mrs. Elvera W. Smith, Oakland, California - $50

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Smithers, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Squires, Reno - $3

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie W. Thran, Sparks - $10

Mr. and Mrs. William Ulrich, Reno - $5

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Young, Reno - $25



Grants as follows:



Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D. C. - $10,000

for support of "Experienced Teacher Program" under the

direction of Dr. Charles Bartl.



Wilbur D. May, Double Diamond Land and Livestock Company,

Reno - $1000 for research on reproduction physiology under

the direction of Dr. W. D. Foote.



National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C.:



$22,140 for support of a "Short Course for College

Teachers in Earth Sciences", under the direction of

Dr. Joseph Lintz.



$46,922 for support of "1969 Summer Institute in

Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers", under

the direction of Dr. R. N. Tompson.



Nevada Southern University



Library:



Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Adams, Las Vegas - $11.25



Mr. R. J. Ronzone, Las Vegas - $15 in memory of Mr. Frank

Mc Namee and Mr. Reid O. Taylor.



Mr. Oscar J. Scherer, Las Vegas - $25



The Schick Foundation, Wilton, Connecticut - $5000



Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Shapiro, New York City - a painting,

"Spring in the Southwestern Desert" by "Ulla" Praxel.



Contributions to the Performing Arts Center:



Mr. Bruce Beckley, Las Vegas - stock valued at $3298.75

Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Beggs, Las Vegas - $2500

Dr. and Mrs. Kirk V. Cammack, Las Vegas - $250

Dr. Sol T. De Lee, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldfarb, Las Vegas - $250

Mr. R. B. Griffith, Las Vegas - $1000

Mr. and Mrs. George Rudiak, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon B. Willis, Las Vegas - $750



Miscellaneous Gifts



Artists and Craftsmen's Guild, Las Vegas - $25 to the Art

Gallery.



Mr. Shecky Green, Beverly Hills, California - $1000 to the

Athletic Program.



Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ca Dura, Las Vegas - $20 to the Music

Concert Series.



Mr. and Mrs. Jacob S. Orleans, Las Vegas - $5 to the Music

Concert Series.



Scholarships



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Las Vegas - $250



American Institute of Mining Engineers of Southern Nevada,

Las Vegas - $250



Contributions to the Basil Music Scholarship:



Mr. and Mrs. Louis Basil, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. Roni Basil, Topanga, California - $100

Mr. Melvin J. Bly, North Hollywood, California - $10

The Establishment, Hollywood, California - $50

Miss Gayle Ravese, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. Don Rickles, New York City, New York - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Schags, Tenafly, New Jersey - $15

Mr. Hank Shank, Las Vegas - $20

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Thompson, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. Arturo Trapletti, Las Vegas - $10



System and General



Contributions to the DRI Museum at NSU in Memory of Mr.

Leon Rockwell, Sr.:



Mrs. M. L. Botts, Las Vegas - $7

Mrs. Mary S. Campagna, Portland, Oregon - $5

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Godfrey, Portland, Oregon - $5

Keltner, Milam and Johnson, Las Vegas - $25

Manitoba Museum of Man, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - $4

Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, Oregon - $10



Miscellaneous Gifts



Mrs. Molly Knudtsen, Austin - $100 to the Basque Studies

Program, DRI.



Grants



Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C. - $10,400 to

supplement the grant entitled, "Water Quality Regium of the

Tahoe-Truckee System", under the direction of Dr. John

Sharp, DRI.



NASA, Washington, D. C. - $26,488 for support of "Propaga-

tion and Mode Coupling of Plasma Waves in Inhomogenous

Plasmas with Special Emphasis to Problems in Solar Physics",

under the direction of Dr. F. Winterberg, DRI.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted as

reported and the Secretary be requested to send appropri-

ate acknowledgement to the donors.



4. Medical Education Feasibility Study



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this study was presented to

the Board of Regents in November 1968 and discussed again

at the December meeting. He further noted that although

offering of the graduate degree of Master of Science in

Health Sciences by the University of Nevada is included

in the study, the presentation of the new program has not

been received. However, President Miller has stated that

the program had been approved by the Graduate Council

and the proposal would be presented in February.



Chancellor Humphrey made the following recommendations:



(a) The University of Nevada Medical Education Feasibility

Study be accepted and approved by the Board of Regents

and transmitted to the State Legislature;



(b) The Legislature be requested to introduce and pass a

special bill to appropriate $58,500 for the operat-

ing budget of the School of Basic Medical Sciences,

UN, for 1969-71 and authorize the expenditure of an

additional $483,678 of non-appropriated monies during

the biennium in conformity with the proposed budget

(filed with the permanent minutes);



(c) The Legislature be requested to introduce and pass a

special bill which would make available from the UN

Capital Improvement Fee Fund $46,000 for the remodel-

ing of the Mechanical Arts building and $31,720 for

the remodeling of the Mackay Science building Library

area.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that the above recommendations

were based on the assumption that the School of Basic

Medical Sciences is feasible in the manner presented in

the study and endorsed by President Miller and the UN

Graduate Council and that the State appropriation required

for the program as presented will be within reason and can

be made available without punitive reductions in the pro-

grams of either the University of Nevada or Nevada Southern

University.



Chancellor Humphrey requested comments by President Miller

and his staff and by Vice President Baepler.



President Miller stated that he would like Dr. Smith to

make a brief statement and following discussion would like

to make a final concluding statement.



Dr. Smith pointed out that the study had been completed

and discussed by the Board, the Regents had heard or read

comments from many consultants. He requested Dr. Norman

Baxter to comment on the Commonwealth Fund grant.



Dr. Baxter stated that the grant which will be available

from the Commonwealth Fund, once the study has been ac-

cepted and approved by the Board of Regents and the State

Legislature is for a 2-year period and is significant in

that it assures favorable action by other foundations.



Mr. Bilbray asked if the Commonwealth Fund would continue

in support after the 2-year period. President Miller

pointed out that this grant from Commonwealth Fund is for

a 2-year planning period only.



Dr. Anderson noted that this grant from Commonwealth opens

the door for grants from other foundations. He stated that

the Kellogg Foundation has made a site visit already and is

ready to receive a proposal once the Board of Regents and

State Legislature's approval has been given to the program.



Dr. Edward Crippen, State Health Officer, spoke of his

interest in the total health needs of the State of Nevada

and commented on the plans to include a virology labora-

tory in the program. In support of this program, he said

the State Health Department has included in its budget

funds for the support of one virologist and some equipment

money.



Dr. William O'Brien, III, spoke on behalf of the Nevada

State Medical Association, urging the Regents to pursue

this Health Sciences Program, noting that the Medical

Association's position has not changed since its adoption

earlier of a resolution in support of the 2-year program.



Dr. Anderson stated that Mr. Edward Manville has pre-

designated $1 million as a gift to the 2-year Medical

School. In addition, he said that Mr. Manville has re-

quested that the Board be informed that he is presently

working with his bank on the details of a professorship

to be endowed if this 2-year program is approved by the

Board of Regents and State Legislature. Dr. Anderson

further stated that the Board of Trustees of Washoe Medical

Center has set aside $50,000 to fund a medical officer

position related to the School of Basic Medical Sciences.



Vice President Baepler made a number of comments concern-

ing NSU's position with regard to this new program. He

pointed out that when dealing with a study, it is easy

to confuse need with concept of feasibility. He said it

appeared that most of this document (the Feasibility

Study) was a reemphasis of need and he cautioned the Board

not to confuse need with feasibility. He said that he did

not have information to judge what kind of cost is involv-

ed. He added that the State of Nevada should enrich its

existing programs before it engages in professional pro-

grams.



Mr. Jacobsen asked about the amount of money being invested

in the Performing Arts Center at what he said was the sacri-

fice of classroom space at NSU. Mr. Bilbray challenged

the comparison.



Mr. Bilbray went on to say that he had talked with faculty

on the UN Campus who said that they were lukewarm about

the Medical School; however, he suggested that these

faculty would not speak before the Board of Regents. He

suggested the faculty would rather see graduate programs

initiated first.



Dr. Anderson stated that he had taken steps to inform

himself concerning graduate programs and noted that within

the past two years 8 graduate programs had been approved

at UN and 14 graduate programs had been approved at NSU.



Dr. Baepler referred to a proposal on the agenda for a

Ph. D. degree program in Biochemistry at the UN, making the

point that while the UN was sufficiently staffed with

Biochemists to offer a doctoral program, NSU presently has

no Biochemist.



President Miller summarized the discussion, pointing out

that the feasibility study has clearly established the

need for the program and that it also shows possibility

of support of a quality program, and one which can be

done with a minimum outlay of State funds. The chief

merits of this proposal, he said, were that it is econom-

ical, flexible and adaptable and will result in a high

quality program; it makes maximum use of present resources,

and will meet a real educational and service need of the

State of Nevada. He added that it is imaginative and

will strengthen present programs. He urged the Regents

not to reject the great private support being offered at

this time and which would probably not be available again.

President Miller pointed out that considerably more than

$7 million is available, enough to give the University of

Nevada the second best start of any Medical School in the

country. He added that at some time the University of

Nevada will have to enter this field. He said that the

University is ready now and with the private support of-

fered can do it at the least possible cost to the State.



Mr. Bilbray expressed opposition to the program, stating

that there is no assurance that the grants will continue.

He also said that he doubted it would remain a 2-year

program, citing as an example the growth of NSU which had

originally been established as a 2-year school. He also

questioned whether students with different goals could be

successfully offered the same course. He added that he

did not question the need for the program but stated that

he believes need exists in other areas and suggested that

they were of higher priority. He concluded by stating

that the University should concentrate on other programs

and suggested this proposal be tabled for 5 years.



Mr. Seeliger disagreed with the suggestion to table, point-

ing out that this matter has been under discussion for a

long period of time. He said that failure by the Board to

take action would prevent the State Legislature from act-

ing on this matter and would be doing a great disservice

to the State.



Mr. Seeliger moved that the recommendations made by Chan-

cellor Humphrey at the beginning of the discussion be

approved. Seconded by Dr. Lombardi.



Mr. Jacobsen spoke in support of the motion. He said that

the University cannot wait 5 years since it is unlikely

that private support will ever be available again in this

amount. He noted too that he believed that Federal gov-

ernment was in the medical field to stay and support from

that source would remain constant.



Mr. Bell expressed concern that the Board be assured that

if the 2-year Medical School is established it be well

qualified and must not short change the students.



President Miller referred to the letters from consultants

in support of the programs, pointing out that the programs

will also be continually reviewed by accrediting associ-

ations.



Mr. Hug asked Dr. Smith to respond to the question of

whether there would be any problems of getting schools to

accept UN students after two years. Dr. Smith replied

that a number of Medical Schools had indicated that they

would work with the University of Nevada and would accept

students into their programs.



Mr. Bell asked if UN students would make it in the other

schools. Will they, he asked, be assured of a quality

program.



Dr. Baxter noted that admission standards for a new pro-

gram are high; students in a new program are carefully

guided to assure success of students who follow.



Dean Elmore commented on the "team approach" which had been

referred to. Up to the present, she said, each member of

a Health Sciences Team has been educated in separate

groups, often resulting in lack of understanding of each

other's role. In visualizing the development of the cur-

riculum for this program, an attempt has been made to

provide certain situations where all members of a medical

team can be brought together. This approach, she empha-

sized, does not mean a dilution of the quality of the

program.



Dr. Licata agreed, stating that he has used this form of

integrated teaching in this Anatomy classes, requiring all

students to attend the same lectures and then breaking

them down into smaller groups with attention given to

their special interests.



Mr. Bilbray said that he had heard that the Nursing students

were having problems with Anatomy. Dean Elmore said she

knew of no such difficulty.



Professor Miller expressed concern that the University's

salary schedule would not accommodate the salary require-

ments of seasoned personnel who would be needed to start

such a new program; hence, such an obstacle would not

permit the hiring of competent faculty. President Miller

pointed out that the salary schedule has no ceiling and

he stated that he believed the University could meet the

necessary salary requirements.



Mr. Grant moved to amend the motion to accept the study

and forward it to the State Legislature without recommenda-

tion. Motion to amend was seconded by Mr. Bilbray.



Dr. Anderson suggested that the motion was out of order.

He said he did not believe it appropriate that it go to

the Legislature without a vote by the Board of Regents.



Motion to amend was defeated by a roll call vote of 4 af-

firmative and 7 negative votes:



Fred M. Anderson, M. D. No

Mr. Thomas Bell No

Mr. James H. Bilbray Yes

Mr. Archie C. Grant Yes

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr. No

Mr. Harold Jacobsen No

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen No

Louis Lombardi, M. D. No

Mr. R. J. Ronzone Yes

Mr. Albert Seeliger No

Dr. Juanita White Yes



Dr. Anderson expressed concern over statement which had

been made which indicated the University would be under

undue pressure in implementing the 2-year Medical School.

He stated that Mr. Hughes has amended his contract to

add a year and four months to the time when the School

must accept students. He also has, Dr. Anderson said,

changed the wording in the contract to permit use of

renovated as well as new buildings.



Dr. Anderson moved to amend the motion to provide that the

feasibility study be amended to reflect changes in timing

of the availability of the Hughes support. Motion to

amend seconded by Dr. Lombardi.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the motion was to ap-

prove the Chancellor's recommendation which concerned only

the coming biennium.



Mr. Grant suggested that the record reflect Dr. Anderson's

comments.



Dr. White asked how much time would transpire between the

time they start the 2-year program and time they start

developing a 4-year program. Dr. Anderson said it is im-

possible to predict when or even if this would ever occur.



President Miller pointed out that all that is being pro-

posed is a 2-year program, a School of Basic Medical

Sciences; any change in that status would have to be ap-

proved by the Board.



Dr. White asked if the State Legislature had not asked for

a feasibility study of a Medical School which would grant

the M. D. degree. There was no copy of the resolution

available but it was the consensus of the Board that the

resolution did not refer to a 4-year School. (Secretary's

Note: ACR#15 1967 refers to the University of Nevada's

intention to establish a 2-year School.)



Mr. Hug pointed out that the Board has always discussed a

2-year School.



Dr. White suggested that the fact that the proposal under

discussion envisions only a 2-year School be made a matter

of record and that fact be transmitted to the State Legis-

lature.



Mr. Jacobsen stated that such action appeared unnecessary

since the Board has followed Legislative intent throughout

the conduct of the study.



Dr. White asked, assuming the UN gets as much as $300,000

each year from the Hughes gift, how much State money would

be involved over and above that?



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out the difficulty in develop-

ing a long range budget, adding that he cannot project a

budget until the curriculum study is completed.



Dr. Anderson suggested that Dean Weems be invited to speak

to the economic aspects of the proposal and the State's

ability to provide funds for future support.



Dean Weems spoke of the small share of the total which is

being requested of the State at this point and noted that

with the State's projected growth the State would be in a

position in 20 years, when the Hughes money is exhausted,

to assume support.



Mr. Bell agreed that there would be more revenue in the

future but questioned whether there would be enough to

support a Medical School in addition to the other Uni-

versity programs.



Dean Weems noted that the University's programs are growing

but the State's ability to support higher education is also

growing.



Dr. White asked if only a few additional programs would be

added to produce this Health Sciences Program. Are you

building these programs now and will you continue to build

these programs regardless of whether or not a Medical

School is established?



President Miller responded affirmatively to both questions.



Motion carried by roll call vote with 8 affirmative and 3

negative votes:



Fred M. Anderson, M. D. Yes

Mr. Thomas Bell Yes

Mr. James H. Bilbray No

Mr. Archie C. Grant No

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr. Yes

Mr. Harold Jacobsen Yes

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen Yes

Louis Lombardi, M. D. Yes

Mr. R. J. Ronzone No

Mr. Albert Seeliger Yes

Dr. Juanita White Yes



Dr. Baepler asked what his posture concerning this matter

should now be, pointing out that he is on record as op-

posing the School.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this had been discussed in

Advisory Cabinet meetings and that it is his opinion that

staff is free to express itself until Board of Regents

makes its decision. At that point, no further political

activity on the part of the staff is appropriate. Once

the Board has acted, he said, staff should refrain from

public opposition or other activity which could be in-

terpreted as being in opposition to the Board's action.



Dr. Baepler concurred with this interpretation of Board

policy, adding that he wished this to be a matter of

record. He agreed that the Administration must be bound

by Board policy.



Mr. Bilbray stated that he intended to submit a minority

report to the State Legislature and would like the Board

to direct the two Universities to assist him in gathering

data.



Mr. Hug pointed out that such action is contrary to policy

adopted by the Board of Regents which provides that once

a conclusion is reached, the Board presents a solid front

to the State Legislature. Mr. Hug further suggested that

if Mr. Bilbray disagreed with the policy, perhaps he would

wish to have it reconsidered.



Mr. Bilbray stated that regardless of the Board's policy,

he would send a report to the State Legislature. He

stated that he would not be silenced on this matter. He

further stated that he would like it on the record that

he had requested assistance and if the facilities of the

University were refused to him he would do it alone. He

invited the other dissenting Regents (Mr. Grant and Mr.

Ronzone) to join him.



Mr. Hug asked if Mr. Bilbray had considered that such action

might create chaos in the State Legislature. He suggested

that it might even be very destructive of the total program

of the University.



Mr. Ronzone stated that he had voted negatively on the

issue, but would have no part of a minority report going

to the State Legislature. Mr. Grant also declined the

invitation to participate in a minority report, stating

that he had been on the Board of Regents a long time and

he had always and would always abide with the decision of

the majority.



Dr. White asked that the record show that her affirmative

vote was based on the fact that the proposal was not for

a 4-year program; that the only expenses involved in the

initiation of this program were those involved in hiring

faculty and providing equipment. She added that if it

is going to involve any tremendous expenditure of State

funds, she would withdraw her approval and change her

vote. She further stated that if her affirmative vote

was going to be used to drain funds away from the rest

of the University, she would not be in favor of it. She

was not, she said, in favor of the type of Medical School

which would be a drain on the State. The program as

proposed appeared to her, she said, to require a reason-

able investment and she added that she would like to see

the same kind of program established at NSU.



The meeting adjourned for lunch at 11:50 A.M. and reconvened at

1:25 P.M. Dr. Lombardi was not present for the afternoon session

due to illness.



5. Proposal for Ph. D. Degree in Biochemistry



UN President Miller spoke briefly by way of introduction

concerning the timing of this proposal. He noted that it

had originally been projected for initiation in 1975;

however, it had been moved ahead in response to a recom-

mendation from an accrediting team. He invited Dr.

Fletcher to comment on the proposal (details of the

proposal are on file in the Chancellor's Office).



Dr. Fletcher reviewed the statements of the accreditation

team. He noted that the UN presently has 8 faculty in

Biochemistry, 7 of whom hold the doctorate. He also

noted that the program now services between 200 and 250

students. The costs which have been projected, he said,

would be necessary even with just the master's program.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the program be approved

for addition to the UN Catalog for 1969-70.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



6. Rank and Salary Schedule for Professional Staff



Chancellor Humphrey stated that the basic purpose of the

discussion would be to decide how to approach the salary

schedule in the next biennium. He noted that the schedule

in the budget was submitted to the faculty for review with

that review to be within the bounds of the dollar amount

in the budget; however, the Salary Committees asked that

they be allowed to pursue the salary issue differently.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that Class A action, accepted

by the UN faculty and subsequently concurred in by NSU

faculty, proposed that new salary schedules be adopted

for 1969-71 which would: (1) have a $6800 base in 1969-70

and a $7200 base in 1970-71; and (2) continue to have a

linear progression per step of 5.5% of the base; and

further recommended that transition occur by movement of

the individual faculty from the step occupied in 1968-69

on the existing schedule to the parallel step of the new

schedule plus one additional step.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that the two Faculty Senate

Chairmen be invited to comment on the faculty recommenda-

tions.



Dr. Driggs, UN Faculty Senate Chairman, stated that the

faculty salary recommendations were based on the stated

objectives of:



(1) achieving the equivalent of a B+ AAUP rating for

minimum compensation per rank as projected for

1969-70 and 1970-71; and



(2) raising the average salary for the UN System to

equal that of the average of the "upper 1/2 of

Western Public Universities".



There was discussion concerning the AAUP salary studies,

and the fact that the figures projected by AAUP include

fringe benefits, whereas, AAUP does not include in the

University of Nevada System figures any fringe benefits

because retirement benefits at the University of Nevada

do not vest within the time required by AAUP (5 years).



Chancellor Humphrey acknowledged the disadvantage to UN

because of the retirement program but noted that a pro-

posal will be made to the 1969 Session of the State Legis-

lature regarding TIAA. He said he believed that this

proposal had a good chance of being approved by the Leg-

islature.



Mr. Hug asked if the objective of attaining the B+ rating

would be achieved if the TIAA option is approved. Dr.

Driggs said he believed that it would be.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the Board of Regents

must consider: (1) whether it wishes to have a salary

schedule in which the base salary of each rank will pro-

vide the University of Nevada System with a B+ rating on

the AAUP schedule for minimum compensation for each rank;

(2) whether it wishes to have University of Nevada System

average salaries per rank equal that of the 4th highest

public institution of the West; and (3) the method to be

used to attain these two objectives.



He noted that the faculty has proposed a salary schedule

and a transition method which would cost approximately

$1.9 million more than is included in the budget request.

He suggested that the salary problem be divided into 2

parts: (a) base salary per rank, and (b) average salary

per rank. He said that he believed the salary schedule

included in the 1969-71 budget is adequate, when fringe

benefits are added to salary, to achieve a compensation

figure to accomplish the first goal of a B+ rating on the

AAUP minimum compensation schedule. Therefore, he recom-

mended that the salary schedule in the budget document

be approved. (Salary schedule filed with permanent

minutes.)



Chancellor Humphrey further noted that the problem remain-

ing if the faculty objectives are to be met is to raise

the average salary per rank sufficiently to equal the 4th

ranked institution among the Western Public Universities.

The first part of the problem, he said, is to know exact-

ly what will happen to the average salary per rank in

these institutions in 1969-70 and again in 1970-71. He

stated that the projections he had used were based on the

assumption that the average increase will be 6% per year.

The objective then, for the University of Nevada System,

would be to have a mean salary as follows:



1969-70 1970-71

Objective Objective



*Professor $16,846 $17,856

Associate Professor 13,374 14,176

Assistant Professor 10,974 11,632

Instructor 8,546 9,058



*Excludes Deans, Vice Presidents, Presidents, the Vice

Chancellor and Chancellor.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that the averages suggested

above can be achieved for incumbent faculty by the follow-

ing method:



1969-70 - Move all faculty on to the new salary

schedule at the same step as they occupy on the

existing schedule plus the following amounts per

rank for merit or inequity adjustment:



Professor $ 0

Associate Professor 79,300

Assistant Professor 77,128

Instructor 46,100

$202,528

"A" Contract Adjustment 22,775

$225,303



This, he said, would achieve the 1969-70 objective except

that the Professor's average would be $17,590 or $744

above the objective of equaling 4th place. He noted,

also, that since $288,300 was included in the budget for

these positions (on the assumption that the transition

method would be to parallel step plus a step) there is

$62,997 available to move into 1970-71 to assist in the

solution of the problem that year.



1970-71 - Move all faculty one step plus provide

the following amounts per rank for merit or in-

equity adjustment:



Professor $ 0

Associate Professor 157,700

Assistant Professor 147,400

Instructor 65,000

$370,100

"A" Contract Adjustment 22,775

$392,875



This, he said, would achieve the 1970-71 objective except

that the Professors' average would be $18,065 or $209

above the objective of equaling 4th place. He noted that

here, too, the 1970-71 budget assumed that these positions

would, on the average, be one step higher on the proposed

salary schedule (as a result of the automatic one step in-

crease in 1969-70 to get on the new schedule). Therefore,

there would be available $288,300 in the 1970-71 budget,

plus the $62,997 carried forward from 1969-70. An addi-

tional $41,578 would have to be made available which could

be provided by reassignment of priorities in the 1970-71

work program.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the basic salary goals

proposed by the faculty be approved but the method of

achieving those goals be as set forth above. He noted

that the method used applies only to incumbent faculty and

pointed out that new faculty hired at any salary other than

the proposed average for their rank will obviously affect

the average for all faculty, incumbents plus new positions.



Chancellor Humphrey also noted that the proposal assumes

the State Legislature will approve the TIAA option for

the University of Nevada System.



Professor Roger Miller, NSU Faculty Senate Chairman, stated

that the average salaries figure (of the upper 1/2 of

Western Public Universities) which the faculty wished to

equal was a "weighted" average rather than an average per

rank. Chancellor Humphrey stated that this was the first

time that this point had been made. Professor Miller dis-

agreed. He also challenged the assumption that other

Western Universities would move ahead at 6% and suggested

that such an increase would not be sufficient.



Mr. Bilbray stated that one Faculty Chairman, with whom

he had talked at the UN Campus the previous day, but whom

he declined to identify, had stated to him that he was

going to lose 80% of his faculty this year because of

faculty salaries.



Dr. Driggs said that, in his opinion, the salary schedule

recommended to the Board would do much for the faculty.

He expressed concern about the University's ability to

stay at a B+ rating level. Chancellor Humphrey pointed

out that 1970-71 salaries will compare favorably with AAUP

projections at the B+ rating level and in some cases will

exceed them. He stated that the salary schedule proposed

will provide substantial improvement and is within the

University's ability to fund.



Mr. Jacobsen referred to Mr. Bilbray's earlier contention

that the University might lose a substantial number of

faculty and asked what the University's turnover has been

as compared to the national average. President Miller

stated that the University of Nevada has typically had

about 9% turnover annually in faculty; Vice President

Baepler stated that NSU has had about 20%; adding that

the national norm is approximately 9-10%. He pointed out,

however, that when a large percentage of the faculty are

young instructors who are still working on the doctorate,

as is typical at NSU, the turnover rate will of necessity

be high. He added that this is one of the compelling

reasons for a proper distribution of ranks among the

faculty.



Mr. Hug requested comments from Dr. Miller and Dr. Baepler

concerning the Chancellor's recommendations on salary.



Dr. Baepler stated that there was an unfortunate element

in the timing of the Chancellor's recommendations. He

said that the faculty at NSU were badly disappointed that

the recommendations from the Chancellor came at so late

a date that the faculty did not have time to analyze and

understand it. He suggested that the recommendations

should have been presented to the faculty in time for

the Coordinating Council to discuss them.



Dr. Baepler continued by noting that the Chancellor's

recommendations assume that the University will get sub-

stantially from the Legislature what has been requested;

adding that if that does occur, the faculty objectives

will be met. He suggested that the Board might wish to

pass a salary schedule only for the first year of the

biennium, noting that for the second year it may be

necessary to cut back a little on the hiring of new

faculty.



Chancellor Humphrey took exception to Dr. Baepler's report

of faculty criticism concerning the timing of his recom-

mendations. He said that when the faculty recommenda-

tion was reviewed with the Coordinating Council, the cost

of implementing the faculty proposal, as estimated by the

faculty, was nearly $1 million off. He further noted that

his staff had devoted considerable time to analyzing the

faculty proposal, had consulted with faculty representa-

tives and as soon as he had complete information it was

immediately made available to the faculty representatives.



President Miller stated that it is his understanding that

the Faculty Senates have adopted procedures specifically

designed to prevent future delays in faculty action on

these matters.



He added that as far as the salary schedule is concerned,

he supported the Chancellor's proposal with the provision

that strong support be given to the TIAA option proposal.

He said that, in his opinion, the approval of the State

Legislature of the TIAA and the adoption of this salary

schedule will meet the faculty objectives. He noted that

the differential in increment for each rank is important

for retention of faculty but also provides an important

recruiting device.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

with Regents Bilbray and White opposing, that the Chan-

cellor's recommendations for a 1969-71 salary schedule and

his proposed method of transition to the schedule be

approved.



Mr. Hug pointed out that although the Board is not request-

ing the additional $1.9 million to fund the faculty's re-

quest for salary, the request for the TIAA option will

enable the University to meet the faculty's stated objec-

tives.



7. Mr. Hug introduced District Judge Thomas Craven, noting

that he was present to administer the oath of office to

those Regents who had been elected or re-elected to

terms beginning in 1969. Judge Craven administered the

oath to Fred M. Anderson, M. D., James H. Bilbray, Thomas

G. Bell, Procter Hug, Jr., Archie C. Grant, Molly Knudtsen

and R. J. Ronzone.



Mr. Hug requested a motion to ratify all actions taken

previous to the swearing in of the Regents listed above

in the event of any technical problems.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that all actions taken previous to the

swearing in of the Regents be ratified.



8. Independent Audit



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the audit of fiscal

year 1967-68, prepared by Kafoury, Armstrong, Bernard

and Bergstrom, Certified Public Accountants, was distrib-

uted in December to permit review by the Board prior to

discussion. He noted the presence of Mr. Richard Maples,

partner in the firm, and invited his comments concerning

the audit.



Mr. Maples commented on the specific points covered in the

audit, primarily recommendations made in prior years which

have not been effectively implemented at this time. He

also commented on recommendations resulting from audit

examination for fiscal year 1968.



Mr. Jacobsen asked for information regarding the recommenda-

tion that an audit committee, composed of not less than 3

Board members, be designated as a standing committee of

the Board. He recalled that on occasion, the Administra-

tive and Personnel Committee had met with the auditors

for in-depth discussions of the audit report.



Mr. Maples said that his firm would prefer the audit

committee as specified in order that the formal report

when submitted would be more meaningful.



Mrs. Knudtsen stated that she believed this to be a more

proper function for the Administration, not for the Board

of Regents.



Mr. Hug asked how often Mr. Maples would expect this com-

mittee, if established, to deal with the auditors. Mr.

Maples suggested 3 meetings a year: as the program is

developed, during the middle of examination and then upon

completion of the audit report.



Dr. Anderson asked for further discussion of Item IV of

Page xi. This item concerned the fiscal administration

of DRI. Mr. Maples noted that this recommendation had been

made by his firm in 1966 and had not yet been implemented.

It still is, he said, a recommendation of the auditors.



Mr. Jacobsen asked about Item 3.b on Page x. This item

concerned a Dining Commons cost system. Mr. Maples pointed

out that there is presently no way to evaluate the cost of

the Dining Commons.



Mr. Hug asked for an opinion from Mr. Maples on the use of

the Sigma 7 for administrative programs. Mr. Maples said

that his firm believes the hardware is potent and has

great capability. The problem, he said, is software, com-

plicated by the fact that the whole situation seems to

have bogged down in "people problems". He said he did not

wish to comment further.



Mr. Humphrey commented on the proposal for an audit com-

mittee, pointing out that the auditors are hired by the

Board of Regents and the Board should have open channels

between itself and this firm, whether through this com-

mittee or some other procedure. He recommended that the

Board formally receive the document and direct the Ad-

ministration to comply with all recommendations of an

administrative nature unless exception is taken and a

report made to the Board at the February meeting.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the Chancellor's recommendation be

approved.



9. Report of Student Involvement in University Affairs



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board had, at its

October meeting, discussed the disirability of greater

student participation in University affairs. The Board

instructed that student/faculty committees be appointed

on each Campus to develop proposals for expanded student

participation and reports be presented to the Board early

in 1969.



President Miller referred to his report contained in the

agenda and suggested that it be considered a progress re-

port, noting that a joint committee has been appointed at

the University of Nevada, consisting of 6 members, to

carry out the instructions of the Board. (Report filed

with permanent minutes.)



Vice President Baepler distributed a report (also filed

with permanent minutes) concerning current status of

student participation at NSU. He stated that he had not

yet appointed a special committee for this purpose since

the Faculty Senate has been active in this area, and

progress is slowly being made in increasing student in-

volvement.



Bill Terry, CSNS President, spoke about the progress in

increasing student involvement at NSU, noting that this

progress has been more noticeable since Dr. Baepler and

Dean Mc Causlin have arrived. He stated that at NSU,

the majority of faculty have not been eager to have stu-

dents participate although Deans appear to be in favor

of students serving on committees.



Joe Bell, ASUN President, commented on student involve-

ment at UN and suggested a number of areas in which

students should be involved in the future. Included among

his suggestion were proposals that Student Officers sit

on the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet; and that students

have a part in the selection of Student Affairs' profes-

sional staff.



Mr. Hug thanked the Student Officers for their comments

and suggested that a point be clarified which had been

incorrectly reported in the "Las Vegas Sun"; i. e., Student

Body Officers are not ex-officio members of the Board of

Regents. Mr. Hug added that it would not be legally pos-

sible to make such appointments even if it appeared

desirable.



Additional comments were made by NSU student Sid Goldstein

in support of more student involvement and encouraging the

Regents to be more aware of student interest in the affairs

of the University.



10. Administration of the Computer Center and Related Problems



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed his earlier recommendation

that the administration of the Computer Center be trans-

ferred to the University of Nevada. Mr. Humphrey stated

that following the Board's decision to delay action to

allow additional review, he had invited a bid from a West

Coast consulting firm to review the matter and make recom-

mendations. The cost of this study and the lack of in-

terest in this approach by the disputants appeared to make

this course of action impractical.



Mr. Humphrey stated that he had delayed returning this

matter to the Board to allow time for a report to be filed

by the National Advisory Board to the DRI which he noted

had been received and copies sent to the members of the

Board of Regents. Mr. Humphrey added that further com-

plications have arisen and requested President Miller to

state his recommendations to the Board.



President Miller requested that the Board authorize:



(a) all administrative applications (i. e., financial

and student accounting) be withdrawn from the

Sigma 7;



(b) the IBM 1620 be retained at least until June 30,

1969, and all administrative applications be

continued on that equipment until a suitable

substitute is secured; and



(c) a staff study be made to identify the best data

processing system for administrative purposes.



President Miller stated that his recommendations were based

on advice received from the UN Administrative Users Board

that: (1) the time required to make each administrative

program operational on the Sigma 7 is exorbitant and ex-

pensive; (2) Sigma 7 output is unreliable and, therefore,

unacceptable due to problems of both hardware and soft-

ware; and (3) experience to date does not justify further

experimentation with the Sigma 7 for administrative pur-

poses.



President Miller stated that he believed a data processing

center must be a "tool" of the total educational, research,

administrative and public service arms of the University,

similar to the way in which a library functions. He re-

peated his request that the Computer Center be made a part

of the University of Nevada.



Professor Mordy stated that the issue of computing for the

University of Nevada System is an issue of money and avail-

able resources. He stated that this issue must be resolved

as best it can, making some compromises in view of the

limited resources. He charged that there are certain con-

fusions of fact concerning the delays in getting adminis-

trative applications on the Sigma 7. He noted that he had

talked with a number of people knowledgeable in the com-

puter field concerning the problems at the University,

specifically naming Dr. George Forsythe, member of the

National Advisory Board.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that Professor Mordy also

comment on the portion of the NAB report dealing with

computers (pertinent excerpt is filed with permanent

minutes).



Professor Mordy quoted from the National Advisory Board

report and also stated that Scientific Data Systems, the

supplier of the Sigma 7, had offered to solve any problem

which the University has been unable to solve itself. He

recommended that the University's best course of action

would be a "time sharing" operation and stated that in

his opinion, the Sigma 7 would serve as well as any other

computer. He also stated that Chancellor Humphrey's recom-

mendation had occurred to him a number of times as a

desirable course of action; however, he said, if this

course of action is approved, i. e., that administrative

programs be removed from the Sigma 7, it not be used as

a subtrafuge for the acquisition of an all-purpose com-

puter. Professor Mordy stated that it should be noted

here that the Computer Center has not had a position as-

signed to it since 1964 and although the Center has acquir-

ed a new computer through NSF, it has not had any addi-

tional staff assigned to it.



The issue for the Board of Regents to decide, Professor

Mordy said, is how many Computer Centers the University

will have and it should also determine, he added, what the

facts in the matter are. He continued by saying that the

NAB has advised that the Sigma 7 is good; Dr. Magwire has

said "he can do it if he has the staff to do it with". He

requested the Board to look at the matter in terms of limit-

ed resources and to give consideration to the difficult

position in which Dr. Magwire has been placed during the

past year.



In response to a question concerning the amount of money

required to adequately staff the Computer Center, Dr.

Magwire said it would require $400,000 a year to staff and

service the Computing Center, of which $150,000 to $200,000

would be required for staff alone.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that when the decision was

made to move to a third-generation computer, it was ad-

vised at that time that staff should precede the acquisition

of hardware by two years. He further noted that representa-

tions had been made at that time that it would be possible

to acquire hardware and wait for staff; however, he said

these representations have since been denied.



As part of the discussion, it was pointed out that the

budget for the Center is part of the UN operating budget

whereas the Center is administered by DRI. President

Miller recalled that he had made an offer to DRI for

positions in support of the Center which were not accept-

ed by DRI. He also referred to the statements quoted

from the NAB report with respect to administrative uses

of the Sigma 7, pointing out that Dr. Forsythe's state-

ments were by his own admission based on indirect evidence.

He pointed out that not one University has successfully

placed administrative applications on the Sigma 7.



Mr. Jacobsen asked why President Miller's offer of staff

was not accepted by DRI.



President Miller restated that the University of Nevada had

offered a staff position, fully funded from the UN budget

with no strings attached, which DRI rejected.



Professor Mordy offered no response to Mr. Jacobsen's

question but asked where the Sigma 7 has been withdrawn.

Mr. Hattori stated that 4 Universities were known to have

a Sigma 7: Vanderbilt, Houston, Montana and the University

of Nevada. Of these he said, Vanderbilt has stated they

have no intention of using Sigma 7 for administrative

applications; Houston has indicated they were returning

the Sigma 7; and Montana is using a Univac for adminis-

trative applications. Mr. Hattori commented that it

appears the University of Nevada is the only user still

attempting to put administrative applications on the

Sigma 7 and noted that the level of success of the Uni-

versity of Nevada has already been documented.



Professor Mordy challenged Mr. Hattori's statement, say-

ing that Dr. Magwire had reported that these were not

true facts. Dr. Magwire agreed, stating that he had

talked with the Computer Center Directors at the 3 other

institutions which presently have a Sigma 7, as late as

Thursday, January 9 and said he had been told that the

University of Houston is converting presently from the

1401; at Montana State University all administrative

applications were being developed for the Sigma 7 and at

Vanderbilt the only existing administrative users not on

the Sigma 7 is in the handling of accounting and billing.



Professor Mordy read a letter from Mr. Richard Burt,

District Manager of Scientific Data Systems, addressed

to Chancellor Humphrey, in which Mr. Burt commented that

the "problem has little to do with fact and quite frankly

is one of emotions, personalities and politics." Profes-

sor Mordy continued to quote from Mr. Burt's letter an

offer by Mr. Burt to take any application the University

wished to submit and program it for them.



Mr. Hattori referred to Mr. Magwire's comments concerning

his conversation with the Computer Center Directors at

Vanderbilt, Houston and Montana, pointing out that his

discussions had been held with the Business Officers of

those Campuses, concerned with administrative applications.



Mr. Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney General, expressed concern

over the letter from Scientific Data Systems which Profes-

sor Mordy had quoted from, specifically the implications

contained in the letter that the "problem was political."

He explained his concern is that accepting the opinion of

Mr. Burt of SDS without comment might be waiving the Uni-

versity's legal right to return the Sigma 7.



Professor Mordy stated that he disputed that there is any-

thing wrong with the computer.



Mr. Marvin Baker, Administrative Analyst, spoke of his

particular responsibility for transferring administrative

programs from the IBM 1620 to the Sigma 7. He pointed out

that his office has held repeated discussions with busi-

ness offices of other institutions attempting to use Sigma

7 and have learned that administrative programs are not

being successfully done. He noted that DRI's only response

to this point has been the contention that his group is

incompetent.



Mr. Baker pointed out that the efficiency of the software

determines the ultimate effficiency of the hardware.



Mr. Bilbray stated that in his opinion the discussion thus

far has been a contention by DRI that it (the Sigma 7) will

work and a counter-claim by Mr. Baker and his staff that it

has not worked.



Professor Mordy said that his statements could be proved.



Mr. Bilbray suggested that the University accept the offer

of SDS to prove its claims. President Miller pointed out

that Mr. Baker and his staff have been following the sug-

gestions of SDS for the past 6 months without successful

results.



Professor Mordy quoted from the National Advisory Board

Report that "The Board is led through indirect evidence

(there was no opportunity for a direct investigation) to

feel that personnel of the University of Nevada working

in administrative data processing may lack leadership

and competence of a quality necessary to do their work

rapidly and well." He stated tha he was also of the

opinion that the problem was with the staff.



President Miller said that the statement quoted by Profes-

sor Mordy was gratuitous, and that it was unnecessary and

completely uncalled for. He pointed out that Dr. Forsythe

had admitted that his conclusion was gained from indirect

evidence, he had not conducted an investigation. President

Miller stated that he had full confidence in the competence

of his staff.



Dr. Magwire suggested that some consideration be given to

using an outside firm which would contract to put admin-

istrative applications on the Sigma 7. He noted that

quotations have been obtained from at least 2 who stated

that it could be done and quoted prices for the job.



Mr. Baker agreed that there were firms engaged in this type

of work but said he believed they would back off if they

have to satisfy the requirements of the Controller's and

the Registrar's Offices.



Mr. Jacobsen referred to the time and moved that further

discussion be tabled until Saturday morning. Motion

seconded by Mr. Grant, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 5:10 P.M.



The regular meeting of the Board of Regents reconvened on Satur-

day, January 11, 1969, at 9:15 A.M in the Travis Lounge, Jot

Travis Student Union building, University of Nevada.



Members present: Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., Chairman

Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger



Members absent: Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Dr. Juanita White



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UN)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (NSU)

Vice Chancellor Wendell A. Mordy (DRI)

Mr. Daniel Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney General

Dr. Donald Driggs, Chairman, UN Faculty Senate

Professor Roger Miller, Chairman, NSU Faculty

Senate

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UN)

Mr. Edward L. Pine, Business Manager (UN)

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager (NSU)

Mr. Joe Bell, ASUN President

Mr. Bill Terry, CSNS President



10. Administration of the Computer Center and Related Problems

(continued)



Mr. Jacobsen stated that he had spent some time the previous

evening attempting to digest and evaluate the discussion of

the day. He summarized his understanding the following way:



The University has invested $400,000 in grant money

plus an undetermined amount of University funds to

purchase a computer which is incomplete because of

shortage of software. The University's investment

in staff has not been enough. The Registrar and the

Controller have had particular bad experience in

that programs necessary to their operations have

not successfully been transferred to the Sigma 7.

University of Nevada faculty and students are un-

happy with the performance of Sigma 7 and assistance

from Computer Center staff.



Three other Universities have Sigma 7 computers, of

which each Business Office reports unsatisfactory

results while Computer Center Directors maintain

operations are satisfactory.



Mr. Jacobson also stated that he believed that it was un-

fortunate that this matter had come to the Board while

still in this controversial stage and suggested the

Administration make further attempts to work out a solu-

tion before further consideration is given to acquisition

of any additional all-purpose computer.



Mr. Bilbray asked about the firms which Professor Mordy

had indicated had offered to program the administrative

applications on a contract basis. Professor Mordy said

it did not appear that funds were available for this

purpose.



Mr. Hug asked about the obligation of SDS to provide soft-

ware. Mr. Magwire said the manufacturer was requested to

provide a system and the language to program the applica-

tions. He said the manufacturer has provided the software

and suggested that the problem was not in the shortage of

people but was one of improper programming on the part of

the people involved.



Dr. Miller challenged the implication that the administra-

tive staff was incompetent.



Mr. Jacobsen moved that the Chancellor's recommendations

be approved and that the administrative applications be

withdrawn from the Sigma 7, for a period of 6 months, the

Computer Center remain administratively a part of DRI and

Vice Chancellor Mordy be directed to resolve the diffi-

culties. Motion seconded by Mr. Seeliger.



Professor Mordy asked for clarification of the motion,

requesting that it be stipulated that attempts to put

administrative applications on the Computer Center will

continue.



Dr. Anderson suggested that the Board hear from Dean

Anderson, Chairman of the Data Processing Center Users

Board. Dean Anderson stated that the Users Board has

been continuously studying this matter and has repeatedly

recommended transfer of the administrative responsibility

of the Center to the President of the University of Nevada.



Mr. Jacobsen requested his early motion be withdrawn and

the following motions substituted:



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, that

administrative applications be withdrawn from the

Sigma 7 and the IBM 1620 be retained for this purpose

for at least 6 months under the administration of

the University of Nevada. Motion carried without

dissent.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, that

the Administration be directed to further analyze the

computer problem and authorized the use of consultants

in the study to determine whether administrative and

educational applications can be successfully accomplish-

ed on the Sigma 7, with a report of the findings and a

recommendation to be submitted to the Board within 6

months. Motion carried without dissent.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, that

the DRI Computer Center Administration be directed to

cooperate with the UN faculty and Administration to

resolve the problems concerning the Sigma 7 and the

DRI Computer Center. Motion carried without dissent.



President Miller asked for clarification of Mr. Jacobsen's

motion in light of the decision that consultants be in-

vited to participate in the study, asking if it was ad-

visable to spend additional money attempting to put admin-

istrative programs on the Sigma 7 until a report from the

consultants had been received. It was the consensus that

this would not be advisable.



A motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, that the

Computer Center be placed under the direction of the Chan-

cellor, was discussed and subsequently withdrawn by Mr.

Ronzone until after a report from the consultants could be

considered.



11. Center for Western North American Studies



Chancellor Humphrey explained the background leading to

inclusion of this matter on the agenda, noting that on

December 5, 1968 the ad hoc Executive Board of the Center

for Western North American Studies had filed a proposed

statement of "Purposes, Objectives, Organization and

Procedures of the Western Studies Center." (Document

filed with permanent minutes.)



He noted that in July, 1968, after consultation with Presi-

dent Miller and Vice Chancellor Mordy concerning earlier

DRI proposals to transfer the CWNAS to the University of

Nevada, he had requested Dr. Don Fowler, Director of the

Center, Dr. Elmer Rusco, Chairman of the ad hoc Board of

the Center, and Professor Russell Elliott to make recom-

mendations concerning the administrative location of the

Center. Their report had been filed, he noted, and con-

sisted of both a majority and minority view (report filed

with permanent minutes). He noted that:



(1) the ad hoc Executive Board unanimously recom-

mended the CWNAS remain with DRI:



(2) the special committee had, as noted, filed

majority and minority views;



(3) Vice Chancellor Mordy concurs with the recom-

mendations that the Center remain with DRI;



(4) President Miller recommends that the Center be

transferred to the University of Nevada; and



(5) Vice President Baepler recommends the Center be

administered as a Statewide Program under the

Chancellor's Office.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that he had reviewed the advice

received on this matter and recommended to the Board that:



(1) the CWNAS be renamed the Western Studies Center;



(2) it remain administratively a part of DRI; and



(3) the statement of "Purposes, Objectives, Organi-

zation and Procedures of the Western Studies

Center" be approved.



Dr. Anderson recalled that when the Board of Regents ap-

proved the establishment of the Center for Western North

American Studies, a committee of the Board met with

faculty and discussed its development within the framework

of academic areas of the University. It was projected to

be part of the teaching programs and would involve stu-

dents. The funding came from Fleischmann Funds through

DRI.



When DRI made its recent request for separation from the

University, it asked that the Center be transferred to

the University of Nevada. Dr. Anderson stated that it

appeared that now that the requested separation has been

denied, DRI has decided it wishes to keep the Center and

its State support.



He further stated that it appeared to him that a principle

was involved. He suggested that a program involving both

branches of the System could serve as a working bridge and

should involve students as well as faculty. He further

suggested that the Center will, if assigned to DRI, be-

come solely a research function. If the Center is to ful-

fill the purposes for which it was initiated, it should be

within the framework of the teaching areas and supported

through the budget.



Dr. Anderson moved that the CWNAS be transferred as a joint

venture between UN and NSU, and it be continued in this

manner and funds be budgeted for its support as a joint

venture. Motion seconded by Mr. Jacobsen.



Dr. Fowler, Director of the Center, reviewed the history of

the CWNAS and its activities. The intent in establishing

the Center, he said, was to enrich both the teaching and

research aspects of the University of Nevada. He stated

that it has been the intent of the ad hoc Board that the

Center function on both Campuses. He recommended that the

Center remain with the DRI and that it continue to involve

members of both faculties. He noted that DRI already has

an organization existing on both Campuses.



Mrs. Knudtsen stated that she has been involved in the

CWNAS since its inception. She suggested that the Center

remain with DRI at least until Dr. Fowler has a chance to

show what can be done. She expressed concern that if the

program is transferred it will be duplicated on each Campus.



President Miller pointed out that he supported Dr. Elliott's

statement, as expressed in his minority viewpoint, that the

teaching department's participation will lessen considerably

if the Center becomes a DRI-directed program. He said that

this Center should become more closely related to teaching.

He said that he supported Dr. Anderson's motion to assure

that this kind of activity will be carried on at both

Campuses.



Dr. Fowler said he did not believe one could separate the

teaching and research areas of this program. He referred

to the Oral History Program, noting that Mrs. Glass who

has been most active with this project, has resigned. He

noted that there has been a general feeling that this pro-

gram should be done in the Historical Society or by one of

the libraries. He stated that the Center did not plan to

continue the Oral History Project because of lack of funds.



President Miller stated that he planned to pick up the

project as a part of the library, beginning July 1, 1969.



Dr. Anderson asked about the National Advisory Board recom-

mendation that if DRI did not get funding the first program

to be abandoned would be the Center.



Mrs. Knudtsen again expressed her desire to see the Center

left undisturbed at this point and see what happens. She

suggested the matter be reconsidered after there has been

an opportunity to develop under its present status.



Dr. Anderson withdrew his motion, stating that his purpose

in making the motion was to allow full discussion.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that Chancellor Humphrey's recommendation

as stated above, be approved.



12. Reduction in CSNS Fee



Vice President Baepler noted that in December, 1964 the

Board of Regents, at the request of the CSNS, increased the

CSNS fee by $2 and dedicated 50 cents of that increase to

a "savings trust fund which would be used in the future

either for the beginning investment necessary for a foot-

ball team or for a student union fund."



Dr. Baepler reported that CSNS President, Bill Terry, has

requested that the $8000 which has accumulated in this

fund now be released to subsidize the Donald C. Moyer

Student Union. He recommended the Board's approval of

this request and further recommended that the fee be dis-

continued as of Fall, 1969, thereby decreasing the CSNS

fee by 50 cents.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the above.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



13. Proposed Legislation



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following proposal for

legislation, most of which he noted was designed to recog-

nize the administrative reorganization which has occurred

or to update certain sections to conform with current

practices.



(1) NRS 233 C establishes the Nevada State Council on the

Arts and provides for certain ex-officio members, in-

cluding the Chancellors of the University of Nevada

and Nevada Southern University.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that "Chancellor" be

changed to "President" in this chapter.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



(2) Mr. Humphrey noted that NRS 396.010 (2) states: A

regional branch of the University of Nevada is au-

thorized in Clark County, Nevada, which branch shall

be called Nevada Southern University.



Mr. Humphrey noted that a proposal to change the

name of NSU to University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had

originated at NSU and had been favorably acted upon

by the NSU Faculty Senate and the NSU Student Senate.

He requested Vice President Baepler to comment on

this proposal.



Dr. Baepler spoke of the considerations which had

prompted this proposal. He noted that nothing in

the name of NSU indicates its status as a State

University serving the entire State. Recruiting

is handicapped because of the assumption, when

seeing or hearing the name, that it is a regional

College. He commented on an alternative name which

had been considered, Nevada State University, but

maintained that the argument in favor of this name

so as to retain the initials "NSU" was not a valid

reason. He pointed out that usually this nomencla-

ture is used for agricultural schools which of course

is not historically correct with NSU. He suggested

that UNLV will immediately identify that Campus with

the System, will identify its location and suggested

that benefits to be gained by identifying both with

University of Nevada, and with Las Vegas, which is

widely known throughout the University States, will

be an advantage to NSU.



Mr. Grant expressed objection to the proposed change,

stating that he did not agree that Las Vegas added

anything -- he suggested Nevada State be considered.



Mr. Bilbray stated that the Alumni Association had

voted 3 to 1 to rename the University Nevada State

University.



Mrs. Knudtsen suggested the Board consider the great

bond which would be forged between the Campuses if

both are identified as the University of Nevada.



Mr. Ronzone stated that he had numerous calls con-

cerning the proposed name change and most had in-

dicated they were not in favor of any name change.



Bill Terry, CSNS President, stated that students had

at first opposed the name change, but after hearing

the benefits of being identified with the University

of Nevada had agreed that change was desirable.



Randy Frew and Sig Goldstein, NSU students, also

spoke in support of the change.



Professor Roger Miller, NSU Faculty Senate Chairman,

stated that a voice vote of that body had indicated

the members were in favor of the change to UNLV.



Mr. Bilbray moved that a change in the name of NSU

be considered. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried with Mr. Ronzone opposing.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved the name of Nevada Southern

University be changed to the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas. Motion seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, car-

ried with Mr. Bilbray and Mr. Grant opposing.



Mr. Walsh stated that the name change as voted was

within the power of the Board and that it could be

considered effective immediately.



Mr. Bilbray moved that Reno be added to the Univer-

sity of Nevada's name. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



(3) NRS 396.020 states: The legal and corporate name

of the State University shall be the University of

Nevada.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this be amended

by adding: "The System of Universities, Colleges,

research and public service units administered

under the direction of the Board of Regents shall

be collectively known as the University of Nevada

System."



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



(4) Chancellor Humphrey commented that it had been his

intention to request consideration by the Board of

an amendment to NRS 396.100 to provide for the Board

to consider at Executive Session negotiations on the

purchase or sale of land and gifts or grants which

by being prematurely announced might be lost, pro-

viding that the final and binding action shall be

taken in open session. He said that it was his

"intention to call attention to certain problems

University Administrators have in being certain

that the Board is adequately informed in certain

areas and that the Administrator understands the

Board's wishes. I had assumed that this problem

could be openly discussed; however, I believe the

Press reaction in editorial comments both on and

off the editorial page makes it inadvisable to

pursue this matter and burden the University and

its legislative program with what indeed may be

my own naive approach to this particular problem.

Therefore, I respectfully withdraw my recommenda-

tion on this legislation."



(5) NRS 396.090 states:



1. The Board of Regents may employ a clerk of the

Board, who shall not be a teacher in the Uni-

versity of Nevada.



2. The clerk shall:



(a) Receive a salary of $25 per month.

(b) Keep a full record of all proceedings of

the Board.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this section be

amended to read: "The Board of Regents may employ a

Secretary of the Board who shall keep a full record

of all proceedings of the Board."



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



(6) NRS 396.120 reads: In each odd-numbered year, the

Board of Regents shall:



1. Report to the Governor all transactions of the

Board and all other matters pertaining to the

University.



2. Transmit, with such report, copies of the Presi-

dent's annual reports.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this be amended

to read: "The Secretary of the Board of Regents

shall transmit to the Governor a copy of the approved

minutes of each regular meeting of the Board."



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



(7) NRS 396.210 reads:



1. After consultation with the faculty, the Board of

Regents shall appoint a President of the Univer-

sity of Nevada.



2. The President shall have a degree from a College

or University recognized as equal in rank to

those having membership in the Association of

American Universities.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this section be

amended by substituting "Chancellor" for "President"

and adding "System" after University of Nevada.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, car-

ried with Mr. Jacobsen opposing that the above recom-

mendation be approved.



(8) NRS 396.220 reads: The Board of Regents shall have

the power to fix the salary of the President of the

University.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this section be

amended by substituting "Chancellor" for "President"

and adding "of the University of Nevada System."



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



(9) NRS 396.230 reads:



1. The Board of Regents shall have the power to

prescribe the duties of the President of the

University.



2. The President shall, under the direction of the

Board of Regents:



(a) Manage all matters connected with the

University.



(b) Employ the academic staff.



(c) Purchase supplies and make monthly state-

ments, supported by vouchers, to the Board

of Regents of all receipts and expenditures.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this be amended

to read: "The Board of Regents shall have the power

to prescribe the duties of the Chancellor and such

other officers of the University as the Board deems

appropriate."



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent that the recommendation be

approved.



(10) NRS 396.240 reads: The President of the University

shall make a detailed annual report to the Board of

Regents, with a catalogue of students and such other

particulars as the Board may require or as he may

think useful.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this section be

amended to read: "The Chancellor and other officers

of the University shall make such reports to the

Board of Regents as they deem appropriate or as the

Board shall require."



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



(11) NRS 396.260 reads: Notwithstanding the provision of

any other law, the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada may employ any teacher, instructor or pro-

fessor authorized to teach in the United States under

the teacher exchange programs authorized by laws of

the Congress of the United States.



Mr. Humphrey recommended that this be changed to

read: "Notwithstanding the provisions of any other

law, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

may employ aliens in the professional service of the

University."



Mr. Walsh stated that it was within the power of the

Board of Regents.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

that this become the policy of the Board, carried

without dissent.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent that the State Legislature

be requested to amend the pertinent section to con-

form to the Board's policy.



(12) NRS 396.320 reads:



1. The willful neglect or failure on the part of any

teacher, instructor, professor or President in

the University of Nevada to observe and carry out

the requirements of this chapter shall be suf-

ficient cause for the dismissal or removal of

such person from his position.



2. It shall be sufficient cause for dismissal of

any teacher, instructor, professor or President

in the University of Nevada when such person

advocates or is a member of an organization

which advocates, overthrow of the Government

of the United States or of the State by force,

violence or other unlawful means.



Mr. Humphrey recommended that the term "Chancellor"

be added to the positions enumerated.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



(13) Chancellor Humphrey recommended that NRS 396.560 and

396.580 be amended as follows:



396.560



1. Upon the recommendation of a President of the

University, the Board of Regents shall issue

to those who worthily complete the full course

of study in the School of Mines or in the School

of Agriculture, or in the School of Liberal Arts,

or in any equivalent course that may hereafter

be prescribed, a diploma of graduation, con-

ferring the proper academic degree, from the

University of Nevada.



2. No diploma bearing the distinctive title "Uni-

versity of Nevada" shall be issued to anyone

who has not completed the full course of study

as set forth in subsection 1.



396.580



Upon the recommendation of a President of the

University, the Board of Regents shall issue

to those who worthily complete the full course

of study in any other Department of the Univer-

sity, not equivalent to a regular University

course, a diploma of graduation, but the diploma

shall bear the name of the Department from which

it is issued, and in no case shall bear the head-

ing of the regular University diploma.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



(14) NRS 376.600 reads: The public service division of

the University of Nevada shall consist of the follow-

ing public service departments:



1. State Analytical Laboratory

2. Agricultural Extension

3. Agricultural Experiment Station



Mr. Humphrey recommended that this section be amended

by adding:



4. Such other departments as the Board of

Regents shall designate.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



(15) Chancellor Humphrey recommended that NRS 396.610 be

amended as follows:



All rules and regulations necessary for the proper

administration and enforcement of the public service

division of the University of Nevada shall be made

by the Presidents, the Chancellor and the Board of

Regents of the University of Nevada.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Ronzone,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



14. West Coast Athletic Conference



President Miller stated that both Universities have been

invited to join the West Coast Athletic Conference. Pres-

ently, the Conference consists of the University of Santa

Clara, St. Mary's College, University of San Francisco,

University of the Pacific, Loyola University and Pepper-

dine College.



He noted that all groups at the University of Nevada, Reno

are in favor of withdrawing from the Far Western Conference

and joining the WCAC.



Mr. Jacobsen asked about football. President Miller stated

that UNR has football commitments for the next 2 years and

will push for football as a conference sport.



Professor Eugene Kosso, Chairman of the Intercollegiate

Athletics Board, noted that the Board believes that foot-

ball will be included as a WCAC conference sport within

2 years.



Vice President Baepler stated that the problem for UNLV is

quite simple; i. e., they do not have to withdraw from a

conference. He added that both the UNLV Faculty Senate

and Student Senate have expressed a wish to join WCAC. He

also stated he believed there were many advantages to having

both Universities in the same conference.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that both UNR and UNLV be authorized to

accept invitations to join the WCAC.



15. Plant and Property, UNR



A. Mr. Pine presented slides showing the Nevada State

Highway Department's plan for widening North Virginia

Street from Artemisia Street north to the intersection

with Sierra Street. He noted that the plan requires

the granting by the University of a maximum construc-

tion easement of 55 feet in the area near the Stadium

parking lot and a maximum of 25 feet for permanent

right of way in the same area.



Mr. Pine requested authorization to negotiate with the

State Highway Department with the understanding that

the value of the land involved would be determined by

appraisal. The final agreement for the 3 to 4 acres

involved would be subject to Board of Regents approval.



President Miller stated that the discussions with the

State Highway Department included an attempt to get

an agreement on traffic controls on North Virginia

Street.



Mr. Bell suggested easement not be granted unless the

University receives assurance that something will be

done about traffic controls.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested a report on the progress

of these discussions be made to the Board at its

February meeting.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

with Mr. Bilbray and Mr. Jacobsen opposing, that the

UNR Administration be authorized to proceed with nego-

tiations with the State Highway Department and atten-

tion be given during these negotiations to the problem

of transporting students across North Virginia.



B. Mr. Pine presented a progress report on capital improve-

ment projects at UNR (filed with permanent minutes).



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, a supple-

mental agenda was formally accepted for consideration.



C. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened January 8, 1969

for ventilating, heating and air conditioning the 2nd

floor of Clark Administration building which is being

remodeled to accommodate the Controller's Office.



Base Bid Alt. #1



Advance Sheet Metal $17,504 $4,296

Nevada Sheet Metal 18,700 5,250

Gallagher Sheet Metal 19,307 4,841



Mr. Pine recommended that the base bid of Advance

Sheet Metal, in the amount of $17,504 be accepted.

He noted that funds are available from Buildings and

Grounds accounts.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred

in the recommendation.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-

proved.



D. Mr. Pine reported that the Nevada Fish and Game Commis-

sion had requested approval of plans and specifications

as prepared by the State Planning Board for the con-

struction of a metal storage building on land leased

from UNR by the Fish and Game Commission. He noted

that the metal building will be a flat roof and panel

frame design and recommended approval by the Board.

President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, car-

ried without dissent that the Fish and Game Commission

request be approved.



16. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000, UNR



A. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened December 20,

1968 for an electronic calculator to be used by the

Department of Mechanical Engineering in seismic en-

gineering and statistical computations. Mr. Pine

recommended that the bid of Wang Laboratories, the

only bidder, in the amount of $7285 be accepted.

President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



B. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened December 23,

1968 for eggs to be supplied to the Dining Commons

for the period January 1 through June 30, 1969. He

noted that Olsen Bros., Reno, was the only bidder at

2 1/2 cents below San Francisco Market Weekly quota-

tion. Mr. Pine recommended that the bid of Olsen

Bros. be accepted. President Miller and Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen,

carried without dissent that the above recommenda-

tion be approved.



C. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened December 23,

1968 for dairy products to be supplied to the Dining

Commons for the period January 1 through June 30, 1969.



Model Dairy $16,689.77

Beatrice Foods 17,195.25

Crescent Dairy 17,271.07



Mr. Pine recommended the bid of Model Dairy be accept-

ed. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen,

carried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



D. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened December 23,

1968 for processed meats to be supplied to the Dining

Commons for the period January 1 through June 30, 1969.



Len Harris Wholesale Meats $ 5,963.83

Sierra Meat and Provisions 6,236.05



Mr. Pine recommended the bid of Len Harris Wholesale

Meats be accepted. President Miller and Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-

proved.



17. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000, UNLV



A. Vice President Baepler reported that bids were opened

December 23, 1968 for meat products to be supplied

to the Student Union Snack Bar during the period of

January 1 through June 30, 1969.



New York Meat Co., Las Vegas $ 5,125.00

A & P Meat Co., Las Vegas 5,176.50

Swift & Co., Las Vegas 5,478.50

Davidson Meat Co., Las Vegas 5,777.00

Urban Patman, Inc., Los Angeles 6,040.00



Dr. Baepler recommended that the bid of New York Meat

Co. be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-

proved.



B. Vice President Baepler reported that bids were opened

December 23, 1968 for canned goods and sundry items

to be supplied to the Student Union Snack Bar during

the period January 1 through June 30, 1969.



Shetakis Wholesaler, Inc. $ 9,735.56

Interstate Restaurant Supply 10,931.33

Zellerbach Paper Co. Incomplete Bid

Blake, Moffit and Towne Incomplete Bid



Dr. Baepler recommended the bid of Shetakis Wholesaler,

Inc. be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, car-

ried without dissent, that the above recommendation

be approved.



18. Ten Year Budget, 1969-76



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that a presentation based on

the document, "Charting a Course for the University of

Nevada System", was made at the December meeting. Sub-

sequently, additional discussion of the study has been

held within the Advisory Cabinet and certain revisions

made as a result. He requested that Don Jessup, Insti-

tutional Studies Officer, review the revisions.



Mr. Jessup presented a number of pages which had been

revised from the original document. Comments from

President Miller, Vice President Baepler and Vice Chan-

cellor Mordy were distributed (all material on file in

the Chancellor's Office).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the document, as

revised, be adopted for presentation to the 1969 Legisla-

ture.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the 10-year budget be adopted as

recommended with the full understanding that it is a

planning document and subject to amendment.



19. UNR-DRI Financial Agreement



Chancellor Humphrey requested that this item be withdrawn

from the agenda.



20. Report of the DRI National Advisory Board



Chancellor Humphrey suggested discussion of this report be

deferred until the February meeting so that more time

could be devoted to it.



Vice Chancellor Mordy concurred.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that discussion be deferred.



21. Advance Planning, College of Education Building



Chancellor Humphrey noted that, in response to instructions

from the Board, the two Colleges of Education had conferred

on the suggestions of the State Planning Board that a single

design for the two College of Education buildings be con-

sidered. He referred to correspondence between the two

Deans and recommendations from President Miller and Vice

President Baepler (filed with permanent minutes) and recom-

mended that the State Planning Board be advised that the

University does not concur in the proposed transfer of

planning funds from UNR to UNLV nor do the Regents believe

it to be economical or feasible to design a single College

of Education building for construction on both Campuses.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



22. Signature Authority for Deputy Controller, UNR



Chancellor Humphrey reported that President Miller had

recommended that signature authority for all documents and

checks be extended to Mr. Daniel L. Pease, Deputy Control-

ler, and that the present officer's bond be extended to

cover Mr. Pease.



Mr. Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



The meeting adjourned at 12:15 P.M.

01-10-1969