01/14/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 14-15, 1977








1-14-1977

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BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

January 14, 1977



The Board of Regents met in regular session on the above date at

the Clark County Community College, North Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda D. Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Max Milam, UNR

President Lloyd Smith, DRI

Academic Vice President Art Gentile, UNLV

Mr. Larry D. Lessly, General Counsel

Dr. Paul Burns, UNLV Senate

Mr. Dick Belaustegui, Unit Senate

Dr. James T. Richardson, UNR Senate

Dr. Tom Hoffer, DRI Senate

Mr. Larry Shwartz, CCCC Senate

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/North Senate

Mr. Dan Russell, CSUN

Mr. Jim Stone, ASUN

Mr. Bill Duncan, CCCC/ASB



The meeting was called to order at 9:30 A.M. by Chairman

Buchanan.



District Judge Paul Goldman administered the oath of office to

Miss Brenda Mason, Mr. James L. Buchanan, II, and Mr. John Tom

Ross, re-elected to the Board for six-year terms.



1. Election of Officers



A call for nominations for the Office of Chairman and Vice

Chairman resulted in nominations for Chairman of Mr. James

L. Buchanan and Dr. Louis Lombardi. Mr. Buchanan was elect-

ed by secret ballot.



Miss Brenda Mason and Mrs. Knudtsen were nominated for the

office of Vice Chairman. Mrs. Knudtsen was elected by

secret ballot.



2. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of November 19-20, 1976

were submitted for approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Mason, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the supple-

mental agenda was accepted.



3. Report of Gifts and Grants



The following gifts and grants were reported, in addition

to those included on a report submitted as part of the

agenda (identified as Ref. 3 and filed with permanent

minutes):



A. The Lino Del Grande Scholarship Fund was established at

UNR with $10,107.90, representing proceeds from a dinner

given to honor Mr. Del Grande. The following conditions

have been requested by the donor and approval by the

Board was recommended:



The fund is to be managed as an endowment, with the

earnings to be used for scholarship stipends for

male or female students majoring in Banking,

Finance or General Business studies at UNR. The

corpus may not be reduced and any additions to the

fund shall be added to the corpus. Recipients must

be Junior or Senior standing, and must be graduates

of a public or private high school within the

cities of Reno or Sparks.



B. A Gift Deed to 2 patented mining claims in the Virginia

City area has been received from Mr. and Mrs. John

Gojack for the benefit of the Mackay School of Mines,

UNR. The claims involve 19 acres and represent an

investment of $22,000.



C. A Gift Deed to 4.6 acres of unimproved land near Chicago

Park, Grass Valley, California, has been received from

Mrs. Eleanor Holloway. The property is valued for

State of California and Federal Inheritance Tax purposes

at $13,500. The land is to be sold and the proceeds

used to establish the H. Hamer Holloway Scholarship

Fund, in memory of Mrs. Holloway's husband, to help

needy and deserving students of the UNR Medical School.



D. $6,552.91 has been received from the estate of Marion

Lombard Hooton, a 1920 graduate of the University.

There were no restrictions in the will except that the

money was for UNR. (A recommendation concerning dispo-

sition of these funds will be made in February.)



E. $415,018.20 has been received from estate of Dorothe

Mac Millan for the School of Veterinary Medicine, UNR.

The executor of the estate (FNB) is holding $35,000 par

value Colorado Interstate Corp. bonds @7.5%, due

6-1-92, and a $31,047 promissory note, secured by a

first deed of trust, made by R. Prinz, @7.5%, payable

at $400 monthly. The cash has been invested temporar-

ily. A proposal will be made in February for the

investment and use of these funds.



F. As has been previously been announced, the Max C.

Fleischmann Foundation challenge grant for the

Atmospherium-Planetarium was matched and over $350,000

raised, qualifying UNR to receive $450,000 from the

Foundation.



G. $1,500 from Mr. Clarence K. Jones, for the benefit of

the Electrical Engineering Department of the College of

Engineering, UNR.



H. In addition to the $15,000 to the Atmospherium-Planetar-

ium, $6,000 for the Savitts' Scholars Fund, and $1,500

to the Savitt Library Fund, reports of which were in-

cluded in Ref. 3, and $500 to the Atmospherium-Planetar-

ium reported earlier, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Savit have also

made the following gifts to UNR during December, 1976:



$12,500 to the Department of Journalism to be added to

the endowment fund with earnings to be made available to

the Department;



$2,500 to the Savitt Library Fund;



$100,000 to the School of Medical Sciences for books and

instructional materials for Medical Library;



$100,000 to the School of Medical Sciences for purchase

of scientific equipment for laboratories and classrooms;



$50,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Savitt and $50,000 from Dr.

Ronald Savitt to establish an endowment, the income to

be used for Freshmen students attending UNR from high

schools of northern Nevada.



A total of $9,000 in additional gifts has previously

been reported, making a total contribution to UNR of

$347,000 by the Savitt Family during 1976.



The Officers recommended acceptance of the gifts and grants

as reported.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knutdsen, carried without dissent.



4. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the Investment Advi-

sory Committee meeting of November 19, 1976 (identified as

Ref. 4 and filed with permanent minutes), and requested

confirmation of the actions of the Committee.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



5. Request by Regent Mason



The following letter was submitted by Miss Mason for dis-

cussion by the Board:



I would like to submit the following to be considered

at the next Board meeting. The issue - Is the Univer-

sity System of Nevada sensitive to the needs of the

minority community? In my opinion, much improvement

is yet to be desired. We are not only deficient in

minority professional staff members, but we lack the

sensitivity of the minority population.



The best example that I have recently seen is the

athletic games, ticket sales, and distribution of

minorities. Even though the Rebel basketball team is

predominantly black, the audience is predominantly

non-black. Of course, there are several reasons for

this. One being that the Athletic Department is

primarily supported by the UNLV Rebel Boosters which is

an elite organization with a few elite black members.

There is also a noticeable trend at the football games.



Many blacks and Chicano people can afford to contribute

the minimum $100.00 donation to become a Rebel Booster

(and be assured a ticket to the games), but are not

necessarily recruited into the organization. The Rebel

Boosters are a major contributor to the Athletic

Department and are desperately needed.



We have a beautiful University and I love it dearly,

but it is time for a change. We must reflect the needs

of our community.



1. We must establish a liaison advisory group of quali-

fied minority representatives to express community

concerns.



2. We must institute evening College classes to accom-

modate the working class.



3. We must effectively and sufficiently meet the needs

of the students through new programs and competent

traditional programs.



4. We must seek ways of developing an atmosphere of

community and a sense of togetherness on our

Campuses.



5. We must design a more efficient employer/student

recruitment program.



6. We must provide the means for faculty to expand

and increase their knowledge through counteraction

of professionals other than their peers.



7. We must institute affirmative action whenever and

wherever possible.



8. And lastly, we as University Regents must continual-

ly work together to assure the best educational sys-

tem possible, for the responsibility lies with us.



Chairman Buchanan noted Miss Mason's concern with the ath-

letic ticket sales and spoke about a meeting of the five

Regents from Clark County to investigate the possibility of

arranging for a sports complex at UNLV. He stated that the

meeting was very successful and a presentation was made for

a facility that would accommodate everyone who might wish to

attend a game. He also noted that he had been asked to re-

quest a vote by the Regents as to whether or not they would

favor going into the Western Athletic Conference. He sug-

gested that it is up to the Board of Regents to either go

forward with a sports facility and make plans to get into

the WAC, or go backward with the athletic program and elim-

inate some of the sports that are presently offered.



Miss Mason agreed that in addition to the other concerns

expressed in her letter, she was also concerned about the

ticket sales and the number of students and members of the

community who are not able to obtain tickets to UNLV sports

events, particularly basketball games.



Chairman Buchanan corrected an earlier statement he had made

to the effect that the UNLV Athletic program was in a defi-

cit position, stating that he had misunderstood the informa-

tion which had been given him, adding, however, that if the

athletic program continues its spending pattern at its

current level, it would be in deficit.



Following additional discussion concerning ticket sales,

Chairman Buchanan stated it was his intention to request

a motion of some sort from the Board that would allow the

UNLV Athletic Department to seek admission into the WAC with

the provision that the Regents would attempt to gain legis-

lative approval for a county option cigarette tax with which

a field house could be constructed and the stadium could be

enlarged in order to participate in Division 1 football and

basketball. He suggested that consideration should also be

given to a similar facility at Reno. He noted Miss Mason's

request for consideration, stating that her letter made

such action by the Board imperative due to her expressed

concerns that there is not sufficient access to athletic

events for minorities.



There was a suggestion that a resolution be drafted for

consideration by the Board during the afternoon session.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this was also an appropriate

concern of the faculty and students at UNLV, particularly

UNLV's possible membership in the Western Athletic Confer-

ence and the implications of an application for such member-

ship, and suggested that it would be premature for the Board

to take such action prior to consideration by the UNLV

Senate and the students.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that construction of such a

facility and use of University land for such a facility

would have an effect on the capital improvement priorities

of other Divisions and that embarking on an athletic program

such as participating in Division 1 competition would cer-

tainly be of importance to the faculty and students of UNLV.

He stated that in his opinion it was imperative that this

matter be processed further only with faculty, student and

Administrative input. He stated that he was not in a posi-

tion to make a recommendation and urged the Board not to

take action at this time.



Chairman Buchanan expressed concern that action not be de-

layed beyond the January Board meeting so that the Chancel-

lor would have adequate instruction in his dealings with

the Legislature; however, he agreed with the Chancellor's

reminder that the Legislature would most likely still be in

session as late as May and, therefore, there was not as

much urgency as he had originally suggested.



Chairman Buchanan requested concurrence of the Board that

this matter be referred to the Faculty Senate; that is, that

the plans for an $8 million sports facility to be construct-

ed on 53 acres of the UNLV Campus, and that a resolution be

adopted authorizing UNLV to seek membership in the WAC. He

noted that this had already been approved by the committee

of Clark County Regents, and that it had been specifically

stated that there would be no University funds involved nor

would the students be expected to fund the facility.



It was agreed that a specific proposal would be submitted to

the UNLV Senate and the report of the Senate's action would

be submitted to the February Board meeting. It was also

agreed that a resolution concerning application to WAC would

be submitted later in the meeting for consideration by the

Board.



6. Report of the National Advisory Board



Dr. Herbert E. Grier, Chairman of the National Advisory

Board to the Desert Research Institute, commented on the re-

port filed by the Advisory Board following its meeting in

Reno in October, 1976. (Report identified as Ref. 6 and

filed with permanent minutes.)



President Smith and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the report be accepted and the Board of Regents extend its

appreciation to the members of the Advisory Board.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



7. Solar Research Facility, DRI



President Smith recalled that in June, 1976, the Board

authorized an allocation from the Board of Regents Special

Projects account to make up the difference between the con-

struction budget and the low bid for this project in order

to proceed without reducing the project's scope or quality.

Subsequently, the Interim Finance Committee concurred in the

augmentation of the construction budget by approximately

$50,000 with Regents' funds.



Dr. Smith reported that the construction of the project is

95% complete and there is in excess of $10,000 of unobligat-

ed funds remaining in the project budget. He requested that

the remaining unobligated funds be used for landscaping and

improvement of security at the building. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



8. Revision of Estimative Budget, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following revision

of the Energy and Atmospheric Environment Center Workshop

Account, which has a larger opening cash balance than was

anticipated:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue



Opening Cash Balance $ $16,721 $16,721

Sales to Grants & Contracts 75,000 75,000

Total $75,000 $16,72l $91,721



Application of Funds



Professional Salaries $ $16,721 $16,721

Classified Salaries 67,275 67,275

Operating 7,725 7,725

Total $75,000 $16,721 $91,721



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



9. Approval of Fund Transfers, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following

transfers:



#77-012 $l4,000 from the Energy and Atmospheric Environ-

ment Center Contingency Reserve to provide funds

for maintenance of the B-26 aircraft.



#77-013 $84,261 from the Energy and Reorientation Reserve

to Solar Energy Research to provide salary and

operating funds for staff who will occupy the

Solar Energy Research Facility in Boulder City.



#77-015 $5,040 from the Contingency Reserve to Energy

Conservation to provide operating funds for

constructing equipment interfaces and purchasing

components and lab supplies.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



10. Presidential Search Fund, DRI



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January, 1976, a fund

of $5,000 was provided from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account to handle the recruiting expenses for the

position of President of the DRI. The fund now has a bal-

ance of $818.77 and it is estimated that there will be addi-

tional expenses of approximately $2,000 before the search is

concluded and the position filled. Dr. Humphrey noted that

the DRI Interview and Recruiting Account presently has a

balance of $4,840. He recommended that any additional Pres-

idential interview expenses in excess of the $818 remaining

in the Presidential Search Fund be handled by transfer from

the DRI Interview and Recruiting Account.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



11. Revision of Estimative Budget for NNCC Athletics



President Donnelly requested approval of the following re-

vision of the NNCC Estimative Budget for Athletics to allow

for expenditure of additional unanticipated revenue to sup-

port the activities of the Rodeo Team:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue



Sales & Service $ 650 $ 350 $1,000

Subsidy from Other Funds 1,500 1,500

Gifts 3,500 1,000 4,500

Cash Forward 500 500

Total $5,650 $1,850 $7,500



Operating

Team Travel-Basketball $2,655 $ 345 $3,000

Team Travel-Rodeo Team 1,500 1,500

Scholarships 2,400 2,400

Insurance 300 300

Equipment 300 300

Ending Fund Balance 295 (295) 0

Total $5,650 $1,850 $7,500



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



12. WNCC-South Campus United Student Association Budget, 1976-77



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

Estimative Budget for 1976-77:



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 5,220

Student Fees 8,000

Concessions Sales 200

Total $13,420



Application of Funds



Wages $ 2,073

Equipment and Furniture 50

Travel 2,686

Public Relations 100

Social and Recreational 3,111

General Operating 800

Organizational 900

Activities 500

Publications 2,000

Grants-in-aid 1,200



Total $13,420



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



13. CCCC Associated Students Estimative Budget, 1976-77



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

Estimative Budget for 1976-77:



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 87,842

Student Fees 40,100

Publications Sales 5,000



Total $132,942



Application of Funds



Organizations $ 3,000

Club Sports 9,850

Special Events 9,000

Student Committees 11,000

Publications 24,000

Films and Lecturers 10,000

Operating Expenses 12,000

Contingency Reserve 30,000

Ending Fund Balance 24,092



Total $132,942



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that the

$30,000 which is reflected in the Contingency Reserve had

been originally budgeted for the Radio Station Operations

which CCCC and UNLV had planned jointly. Movement of the

funds from the Contingency Reserve would, of course, re-

quire approval of the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



14. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following fund

transfers from Contingency Reserves:



Western Nevada Community College-North Campus



#1107 $21,000 to Student Services wages for personnel

services during registration periods and College

work study matching funds.



#1110 $8,000 to Library classified salary to provide one

clerical position in the Learning Resources Center.



#1109 $11,560 to Library professional salary to provide

for one librarian in the Learning Resource Center.



Western Nevada Community College-South Campus



#1103 $30,230 to Instruction professional salary for

additional full-time staff.



#1104 $9,770 to Library operating for purchase of learning

resources materials and supplies.



Northern Nevada Community College



#1113 $11,483 to Janitorial Services classified. Funds

were budgeted under O & M. Supervision and offset-

ting transfers to Contingency will be made from that

account.



Clark County Community College



#1124 $118,000 to Instruction professional salary for addi-

tional part-time instruction. Full-time professional

salary in instruction that has historically been used

for part-time salaries is not available this year.

The CCCC reorganization has placed additional empha-

sis on full-time instruction and vacant positions do

not now exist.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



15. Report of Overdue Student Loans, CCD



President Donnelly requested permission to write off $71.00

in uncollected student loans at WNCC, $721.50 at CCCC, and

$461.60 at NNCC, noting that holds would be placed on the

records of each of the 12 students involved and efforts will

continue toward the collection of the amounts due. Chancel-

lor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



16. Proposed Campus Service Center, CCCC, Phase II and III



President Donnelly recalled that in October, 1976, the

Board had approved a request to the State Public Works

Board for use of unobligated project funds remaining in this

project's budget for the construction of a Service Center

(corporation yard) and a Shade Structure for the Child Care

Center's outdoor play area. Tentative estimates were

$115,350. In November, the State Public Works Board re-

jected the University's request on the basis that these

projects were beyond the approved scope of work of Phases

I, II and III and that the General Fund money should revert

to the State.



Dr. Donnelly reported that subsequent to that decision by

the State Public Works Board, he and Chancellor Humphrey and

Mr. Harry Wood met with Mr. William Hancock of the State

Public Works Board in an effort to develop an acceptable

alternative in order to accomplish the University's objec-

tive. It was agreed at the meeting that the University

should seek authorization from the Regents to request the

1977 Legislature to pass a resolution authorizing the use

of unobligated funds in the project budget for CCCC Phases

II and III for the construction of a Campus Service Center

and a Shade Structure.



A program and cost estimate for an initial increment of

development for the Campus Service Center is as follows:



1. Building and Grounds Maintenance Shops; Storage for

Materials, Tools and Supplies; General Campus Storage;

Toilets and Lockers (6,250 s.f. gross area) $257,200



2. Site Improvement, including Fence, Vehicle Shelter,

Lighting, Grading and Paving, etc. 55,800



$313,000



The cost of the Shade Structure at the Child Care Center is

estimated at $18,800.



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey requested

authority to seek a resolution from the 1977 Legislature

which would permit the expenditure of up to $331,800 of

unobligated funds for these purposes.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



17. Report from UNLV College of Education Concerning Preparation

of Teachers



Mr. John Buchanan recalled that in October, 1976, he had

requested a review by the College of Education of the cur-

riculum in both the Bachelor's and Master's in Education

Programs at UNLV, in response to publicity in the Las Vegas

newspapers to the effect that students within Clark County

School District are academically deficient.



Dr. Tony Saville, Dean of the College of Education, comment-

ed on the report which had been prepared by the College in

response to Mr. Buchanan's request (identified as Ref. 17

and filed with permanent minutes).



18. Separation of Continuing Education and Research Development



UNLV Vice President Gentile presented a recommendation from

President Baepler for the administrative separation of

Continuing Education from Research Development, noting that

these two separate but unrelated functions were combined

some time ago to handle both the coordination of grants and

contracts relating to research and to administer the

continuing education unit of the University. This office

has been supervised by Dean Dwight Marshall.



Dr. Gentile reported that continuing education has grown to

such large proportions that it is now recommended that Dean

Marshall should drop his involvement with research coordi-

nation and should devote his full energies to continuing

education. The research function will be picked up in a

coordinated fashion between the Business Office and the

Vice President for Academic Affairs. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval, effective immediately.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



19. Modification in Graduation Requirements, UNLV



Dr. Gentile recalled that in 1974 the Board had authorized

a reduction in the total hours required for graduation from

UNLV from 128 hours to 120 hours. At the same time, the

number of credits required to be earned in residence was

reduced from 32 to 30; however, this latter reduction was

not formally ratified by the Board of Regents.



Dr. Gentile requested the reduction in residence credit

requirement from 32 to 30 credits be approved. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred and recommended that the Handbook be

appropriately revised to reflect this modification in

graduation requirements.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



20. Request for Allocation from Board of Regents Special

Projects Account



Dr. Gentile presented a request from President Baepler for

an allocation of $30,000 from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account to UNLV to help in defraying a portion of

the expenses incurred as a result of an investigation by the

NCAA. Details of the expenses were included in a memorandum

from President Baepler (identified as Ref. 20 and filed with

permanent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



21. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Dr. Gentile requested approval of the following transfers:



#77-068 $4,000 to President's Office for expenses associat-

ed with NCAA Investigation. Additional funds need-

ed to cover travel to Reno by various University

personnel.



#77-073 $7,682 to Vice President-Administration, to pay a

part of salary of Concert Hall Manager. (This

position is supervised by the Vice President for

Administration in his role as Chairman of the

Performing Arts Council.)



#77-074 $10,000 to Physical Plant-Repairs and Improvements,

to provide additional office space to accommodate

expanded staff.



#77-075 $12,364 to Geoscience, to be used for the purchase

of equipment as matching funds for an $11,891

grant received from HEW.



#77-077 $4,000 to Controller's Office to provide funds for

payment of anticipated overtime during registration

and because of extended illness of staff member

replaced by temporary employee.



#77-078 $26,401 to Extended Day Supplement to fund part-

time contracts for second semester.



#77-080 $6,000 to Information and Publications to meet

increased costs of publications.



#77-082 $3,365 to Controller's Office to establish a

classified position to handle additional clerical

duties absorbed in the transfer of grants and

contract work from the Director of Research to the

Controller's Office.



#77-083 $1,000 to Film Studies to augment budget for rental

of films for film classes.



#77-085 $8,881 to Insurance to cover increased insurance

premiums.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



22. Confirmation of Mail Ballot



On December 14, 1976 a request was made by mail for approval

of the sale of a 2.89 acre parcel in Las Vegas for a price

and terms different from that which had been approved in

November. A copy of the mail ballot was included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 22 and filed with permanent min-

utes). Chancellor Humphrey reported that 8 affirmative

responses to the mail ballot had been received and the

Governor's concurrence had been requested and also received.

He requested confirmation of the action taken as a result

of the mail ballot for minute record purposes.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved confirmation of the action taken as a

result of the mail ballot. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



23. Report on Status of Litigation



Counsel Larry Lessly reported the following concerning the

status of a suit filed against UNR by William Jayne:



The plaintiff in this action filed suit against the

University of Nevada, Reno, alleging discrimination

against University students who are handicapped and

discrimination in that handicapped were not hired

by the University. Allegations were also made that

the University violated prescribed building standards

in that provision was not made for the handicapped to

have proper access to University buildings. Civil

rights violations were also alleged. A motion was filed

on behalf of the University to dismiss the action on the

grounds of: failure to state a claim upon which relief

can be granted; lack of jurisdiction; failure to state

a class action; or in the alternative to strike those

portions of plaintiff's complaint which plead a class

action; and necessity for a more definite statement.

The Federal Judge hearing this matter filed, on December

16, 1976, an order dismissing the complaint against the

University for failure of the plaintiff to state a claim

upon which relief may be granted. The order provided

that the plaintiff shall have until March 25, 1977 to

serve and file an amended complaint.



24. Agricultural Service Center, Fallon



President Milam requested authority to proceed with the de-

sign of an office building consisting of approximately 5,000

square feet, to be constructed on land to be leased from

Churchill County. He noted that it is proposed to construct

the facility with funds from the College of Agriculture

Facilities Account (from sale of Valley Road Farm) and to

lease 3,000 square feet of the building to the U. S. Depart-

ment of Agriculture. Dr. Milam requested approval for the

retention of Russell Clopine, AIA, to develop such prelim-

inary sketches as may be required for the negotiations with

USDA, with a final agreement for complete design and devel-

opment of the project should the negotiations be successful.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, with the under-

standing that any leases negotiated with USDA would be sub-

ject to approval by the Board of Regents, and, as required

by NRS 396.430, concurrence by the Governor. He also noted

that the land lease is for $1 a year for 99 years and the

building becomes the property of Churchill County at the end

of the lease period. Work on the project would proceed in

conformity with the agreement between UNS and the State

Public Works Board.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



25. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#123 $1,000 to School of Medical Sciences, Student Affairs,

as a reallocation of the Dean's Office operating to be

used for Centrex and WATS telephone tolls.



#128 $500 to Sociology to provide additional funding for

classified assistance in the Social Psychology

program.



#132 $337 to Mathematics to cover salary of a temporary

replacement for a faculty member who is ill.



#135 $3,300 to Counseling and Guidance Personnel Services

(CAPS) to hire temporary faculty for required courses

for the Spring semester.



#136 $10,800 to Curriculum and Instruction to hire tempo-

rary faculty for required courses for the Spring

semester.



#139 $4,200 to Recreation and Physical Education to provide

letters of appointment for Spring semester instruction

of courses which cannot be covered by the existing

faculty.



#140 $800 to Speech and Theater for part-time graduate

fellow to assist with a Spring semester course in

Carson City.



#141 $4,500 to Art Department to fund part-time instructors

for Spring semester.



#149 $361 to Mathematics to pay a terminating employee for

unused annual leave.



#155 $6,000 to the Library to supplement wages category to

maintain operation at current level and to cover

additional help during the move into the new library.



#156 $5,400 to Accounting and Information Systems to cover

letters of appointment for the Spring semester.



#157 $7,200 to Managerial Sciences to cover letters of

appointment for the Spring semester.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



26. Revision of Estimative Budget for 1976-77



President Milam requested approval of the following revision

to the 1976-77 Estimative Budget for Financial Aids

Administration:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue



From Opening Balance $ 505 $ 709 $ 1,214

Tfr from F.A. Reserve Acct. 23,000 1,342 24,342

Tfr from F.A. Reserve Acct.

76-77 Earnings 5,000 5,000

Total $23,505 $7,051 $30,556



Expenditures



Salaries:

Professional $ $ 600 $ 600

Classified 8,913 1,249 10,162

Wages 7,000 7,000

Fringe Benefits 1,287 69 1,356

Out-of-State Travel 750 555 1,305

Operating 5,000 3,245 8,245

Ending Fund Balance 555 1,333 1,888

Total $23,505 $7,051 $30,556



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



27. Lambertucci Mining Claims



President Milam recalled that in May, 1974 the Board author-

ized solicitation of bids for the sale or lease of the

Lambertucci Mining Claims which UNR had acquired from the

estate of Domenico Lambertucci; however, no bids were re-

ceived as a result of that advertisement. Dr. Milam noted

that these holdings consist of 68 patented and 54 unpatented

mining claims in or near Tonopah and noted that there is

currently some interest being shown in the properties. He

requested authorization to solicit bids for their sale or

lease with any bids received subject to further considera-

tion by the Board. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the solicitation of bids.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



28. Request to Update Appraisal of Main Station Farm



President Milam recalled that in 1974 it was proposed and

the Board concurred that 188 acres of the Main Station Farm,

a parcel of land located one mile east of the center of

Reno, be sold and its proceeds used for development of re-

placement facilities for the College of Agriculture. An

appraisal of the land was obtained and a "Notice of Inten-

tion to Sell" was published; however, the one bid received

was rejected.



Dr. Milam reported that there currently appears to be some

interest in this property and he requested that the apprais-

al be updated and that a "Notice of Intention to Sell" again

be advertised. Bids received would be subject to considera-

tion by the Board. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approv-

al.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



29. Phase II Proposal for Master of Public Administration Degree



UNR President Milam recalled that in October, 1975, the

Board reviewed a Phase I proposal for a Master of Public

Administration degree to be offered by the Department of

Political Science, UNR, and authorized the planning for

this program to proceed to Phase II. Dr. Milam noted the

inclusion with the agenda of the Phase II proposal and re-

quested Dr. Joseph Crowley, Chairman of the Department of

Political Science, to comment on the proposal. (Copy of

proposal on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



Dr. Crowley spoke concerning the program envisioned in the

Phase II proposal and responded to questions from the

Regents.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the proposed MPA, to be implemented when adequate funding

has been provided in an approved Work Program. It was noted

that the initial funding requirements are minor; however,

the program is projected to grow rapidly and the cost

increase is directly related to the FTE students.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



30. Phase II Proposal for Ph. D. Degree in Sociology, UNR



President Milam recalled that in October, 1976 the Board had

reviewed a Phase I proposal for a Ph. D. degree in Sociology

to be offered by the Department of Sociology, UNR, and

authorized the planning for this program to proceed to Phase

II. Dr. Milam noted the inclusion with the agenda of the

Phase II proposal and requested Dr. Rebecca Stafford,

Chairman of the Sociology Department, to comment on the

proposal. (Copy of proposal on file in the Chancellor's

Office.) Dr. Stafford spoke concerning the program

envisioned in the Phase II proposal and reaffirmed her

earlier statements that the Department would not be

requesting additional funds for the program.



It was noted in the agenda material that the Sociology

Department is presently authorized six full-time positions.

During the Fall semester 1976, the Departmental faculty

taught 10 classes and 303 students, exclusive of variable

credit and individually scheduled special programs,

individual reading, graduate research, thesis and

dissertation credits. The teaching load for the regular

full-time faculty, therefore, was on the average of 1.67

courses and 30.3 headcount students, however, these averages

must be adjusted to account for the reduced teaching load

for the Department Chairman to compensate for administrative

duties, and the reduced teaching load for another faculty

member to compensate for duties as Faculty Senate Chairman.

Based on the above information, Chancellor Humphrey agreed

that the addition of three courses would not require addi-

tional staff for the Department.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the program with implementation effective immediately.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



31. UNR Bylaws



President Milam recommended approval of the UNR Bylaws as

submitted with the agenda (identified as Ref. 32 and filed

with permanent minutes). Dr. Richardson also commented on

the Bylaws and requested approval by the Board.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen.



Chancellor Humphrey commented on the amendment procedure

specified in the Bylaws, noting that the Board has the

authority not only to adopt the Bylaws but to amend them,

following consultation with the appropriate Senate, but he

pointed out that it was understood by all Senate Chairmen

and the Officers that this procedure does not require that

the Senates concur before an amendment could be approved by

the Board.



Motion to approve Bylaws carried without dissent.



Mrs. Fong expressed concern that the UNR Bylaws contained

more detail concerning the grievance procedure and suggested

that the UNLV Senate should review the UNR Bylaws in an

attempt to resolve any inconsistencies which might exist

between those and the UNLV Bylaws. Dr. Burns agreed to ask

the UNLV Senate to look at the Bylaws but stated that he did

not believe there was an inconsistency of any consequence.



Chairman Buchanan requested confirmation of his appointment of

Regents to an ad hoc committee to investigate the sports facili-

ties to be constructed in Las Vegas and Reno (Clark County Re-

gents were appointed to one committee for Clark County, Regents

Ross, Anderson and Lombardi to the committee in Washoe County),

adding that he also wished to invite faculty and student repre-

sentatives to serve on the committees.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the committees as designated by the

Chairman. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without

dissent.



Chairman Buchanan also announced the following appointments to

the Investment Advisory Committee for 1977.



Mr. John Buchanan, Chairman

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Dr. Louis Lombardi

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Julius Bergen, Public Member



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee and reconvened at 1:55 P.M. Mr. John

Buchanan was not present for the afternoon session.



32. Classified Service at the University of Nevada System



Dr. Al Stoess commented on the second report of the UNS

Classified Service Study Committee, included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 36A and filed with permanent minutes).

Chancellor Humphrey then presented the following statement

and recommendations:



At the October 8, 1976, meeting of the Board, approval was

given for a System study group to review two legislative

proposals advanced by the State of Nevada Employees Associ-

ation and reassess the University's involvement in the State

Personnel System. The Board specified that the group's re-

port would be considered informational only. A preliminary

report was filed with the November Board of Regents agenda

and the final report is included with the January agenda.

I appreciate the work that this Committee did and thank them

for their efforts.



I recommend that UNS Administration be authorized to proceed

as follows:



1. SNEA be requested to change their proposed collective

bargaining legislation to provide that:



A. State classified employees be given an opportunity

to vote as to whether or not they wish to have col-

lective bargaining and to designate their agent; and



B. The Board of Regents designate one member of the

management negotiating team which shall be headed by

the Governor or his designated agent.



2. If SNEA does not agree to amend the proposed legislation

before it is introduced, this request should be made of

the Legislature when the bill is under consideration.



3. The SNEA proposal to abolish agency personnel offices

should remain under consideration. It has been assumed

that it was important to maintain the University's

ability to have personnel offices to work with problems

of classified personnel; however, two related problems

affect this decision. First, the budget recommended for

the UNS for 1977-79 is so stringent that if it is adopt-

ed it will be necessary to completely reappraise our

priorities. This reappraisal may cause us to place a

lower priority in maintaining these offices than we

have in the past. Secondly, if collective bargaining

for State classified employees is adopted and all State

employees are in one unit and covered by one contract,

it may be in the best interests of the University to

withdraw from this area and depend entirely on the State

personnel agency. I believe that for the time being we

should await further developments and I seek no specific

instructions at this time.



Mr. Robert Gagnier, Executive Director of the State of

Nevada Employees Association, submitted a list of petitions

which had been circulated among the classified staff subse-

quent to the September, 1976 Board meeting at which the

Chancellor had reported the appointment of the study group

and its purpose. Mr. Gagnier stated that he assumed the

petitions no longer served a purpose but he wished to have

them placed on file.



Mr. Gagnier also read the following statement in response to

Chancellor Humphrey's recommendations:



I would like to inform you of the position of the

association in regards to the recommendations made by

Chancellor Humphrey in his memo to you dated December

31.



We have determined some wording changes are in order in

the proposed collective bargaining legislation referred

to; however, we cannot make the changes requested in

the memo.



The Administration's major concern, it seems, is with

the negotiations with the Governor called for by the

SNEA proposal. We probably would not be adverse to

language which would allow the Governor to create a

management negotiations team including representation

from the University System. We believe, however, the

choice should be his. We do not feel that we as an

association can or should direct through legislation

who will represent management in any negotiations. We

feel this is something which your representatives

should discuss with other members of the State

Administration.



The memo also requests a change to provide voting by

classified employees in a proposed bargaining unit.

Again, this is not a change we will make. Our proposal

provides elections under certain circumstances. We

would like to keep the number of elections to a minimum

for several reasons, not the least of which is the

question of what agency would bear the cost of such

expensive elections.



Most of the wording changes in our proposal which we

have determined are needed, have been communicated to

the Chancellor. The changes are designed to insure

that individual agencies such as the University will

have the right to negotiate directly concerning work-

ing conditions which are peculiar to that agency.



In summation, we feel we can not make the changes in

our proposed legislation requested in Chancellor

Humphrey's memo. We will not oppose, however, efforts

by the University to provide the system representation

on the Governor's management negotiating team.



Chancellor Humphrey noted Mr. Gagnier's statement to the

effect that SNEA was unwilling to comply with the request

for modification of its proposed legislation, and urged the

Board to approve action by the Administration to seek such

amendment from the Legislature, emphasizing the desirabil-

ity that classified employees be given the opportunity to

democratically determine whether they want collective

bargaining and, if they choose to bargain collectively,

that they be able to designate their bargaining agent.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Chancellor's recommen-

dation. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



33. Phase II Proposal for M. D. Degree Program, UNR



President Milam recalled that in October, 1976 the Board

reviewed a Phase I proposal by the School of Medical

Sciences to offer the 3rd and 4th year leading to the M. D.

degree, and authorized the planning for this program to

proceed to Phase II. He noted the inclusion with the agenda

of the Phase II proposal and requested comments from Drs.

Smith, Scully, Peck and Jacobs. (Copy of proposal on file

in Chancellor's Office.)



Following comments by Dean Smith, and Drs. Peck and Scully,

Dr. Ted Jacobs, a member of the Medical School Advisory

Committee, also spoke in support of approval of the program.

President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey both recommended

approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos.



Dr. Richardson reported that the UNR Faculty Senate had

reviewed the Phase II proposal and had recommended its

approval to the President. ASUN President Jim Stone report-

ed that the students had also recommended approval of the

program to President Milam, based upon assurances that

implementation of the program would not compromise the

undergraduate programs.



Motion to approve carried without dissent.



34. 1977-79 Budget



Chairman Buchanan requested the Chancellor to report con-

cerning the Governor's recommended Executive Budget and

to present his recommendations for Board consideration,

adding that he would prefer that anyone speaking on the

subject confine his remarks to the proposed solutions.



Chancellor Humphrey's comments and recommendations were as

follows:



I think it is extremely important that we understand the

basic information we are working with and the recommenda-

tions concerning it and how to deal with our problem. We

were fortunate this year from the standpoint that the Di-

rector of the Department of Administration, Howard Barrett,

with concurrence of the Governor, was able to make available

copies of the proof sheets for that section of the Executive

Budget that concerns the University. And with the under-

standing that this was going to be made public on Monday, we

were able then to have material prepared over the weekend.

We have distributed to the Regents and Officers, to the

Senate Chairmen, and to a number of the student body offi-

cers, and, I believe, to the members of the Advisory Boards

who are present, a copy of the analysis which was available

last Monday.



I would like to make a number of statements from that anal-

ysis and then I would wish to make some statements from Ref.

33 of your agenda materials (analysis and Ref. 33 filed

with permanent minutes).



I think that in understanding the problem we should begin to

realize that the State of Nevada really has two one-year

budgets rather than a true biennial budget. There is no

carry-forward of resources or liabilities from the first

year to the second year. Analyzing this in a biennial frame

of reference, then, is not totally accurate and many prob-

lems are masked if viewed biennially. The University's

problems come in annual phases and we have to deal with

them on an annual basis.



The Executive Budget recommends a general fund appropriation

of $45 million plus for the University of Nevada System for

FY 78. It is a $2.5 million or 6% increase in the general

fund monies. The recommendation of the Executive Budget

for FY 79 is $50,161,000, which is another 10.9% increase

over the Governor's recommendation for FY 78. Nonappro-

priated revenues authorized for expenditure are increased

substantially. This occurs partly due to a more complete

inclusion of such monies within the budget than has been

done in the past, but also reflects the Executive Budget

recommendation that out-of-state tuition be increased by

$300 per year (i. e., from $1,200 to $1,500). The Execu-

tive Budget also includes about 25% more tuition paying

students at UNR than are included in the Regents' request.



The Executive Budget includes money for a 5-1/2% increase

in classified salaries effective retroactively to January

1, 1977, and another increase of 4-1/2% in 1978. The monies

are not appropriated to the Board of Regents but rather to

the State Board of Examiners and are distributed to the

System after subtracting the accumulated classified salary

savings that the University might have. Salary increases

for classified employees not included in the University's

Fund One budget are provided out of nonappropriated monies

not included here and no State monies are available for this

purpose. The classified employees' salary increase is in

addition to the regular 5% increase per year for satisfac-

tory service which is available to all classified employees

except those at the top of their salary range. Classified

employees not at the top of their salary range would have

a 10.5% increase.



The Executive Budget allows for an increase in the salary

for teaching faculty of 8%, effective July 1, 1977, and an

additional 7% July 1, 1979. Nonteaching faculty are funded

for a 5.5% increase in FY 78 and 4.5% in FY 79. All pro-

fessional positions paid $35,000 or more are retained at

the salary they are presently paid. The salary ceiling law

enacted in 1975 provided for a $38,000 maximum.



It is important in understanding our problems to know that

that we have 18 appropriation lines in the General Appro-

priation Act, plus an appropriation for matching monies

from the National Direct Student Loan Program of $100,000 a

year, plus the money that is appropriated to the State Board

of Examiners to take care of the classified pay increase

problem. The increase in General Fund money for UNS lines

in the Appropriation Act varies from a high of 13.2% at

Northern Nevada Community College, to a low of a 65.8%

decrease for the Community College Division Administration.

DRI is also recommended to receive less General Fund money

next year than they have this year, partly due to the trans-

fer of the Atmospherium/Planetarium to the UNR budget; how-

ever, several DRI projects are not recommended for any State

money. A very meaningful analysis of the Executive Budget

can be gained by comparing the total General Fund money to

the principal budget for each instructional Division and

dividing each by the full-time equated students that Divi-

sion is expected to instruct. To make this as accurate as

possible, the classified salary increase monies have been

prorated to the line for each unit. A word of caution about

this. Included here are General Fund monies for instruc-

tion, general expense, administration, student services,

library and operation and maintenance of plant. It is not

the cost of instruction per student since nonappropriated

monies are not included and since activities other than

instruction are included. I believe that the analysis,

though, is meaningful. If you look at the table (i. e.,

the fourth page of the document), you will see the dollars

per full-time equated student in the 76-77 work program.

You will see that UNR was $2,496, the School of Medical

Sciences was $10,328, UNLV was $2,214, Community College

was $1,252. Then you would follow the progression in the

Executive Budget for the two years of the coming biennium.

You will note that the monies per full-time equated students

for the CCD go down by nearly 13%, at UNLV by .1%, up sig-

nificantly at the School of Medical Sciences (though I would

note that part of that is because the School is budgeted

stringently now) and then up at UNR by .4%. You see then

that in FY 79, UNR has nearly an 8% increase, the School of

Medical Sciences goes down in their budget because we are

adding in 48 students who are taking the 3rd year, and so

the money per student goes down. UNLV is up by 5% and CCD,

which has gone down nearly 13% in 78, goes up by 2% the

following year. The conclusions that can be reached from

this analysis are several. It is obvious that the Executive

Budget does not provide increased General Fund monies com-

mensurate with increased number of students to be taught.

Instead, UNS will have less General Fund money next year per

full-time equated student in the Community College Division

and in UNLV, and almost the same amount in UNR. Considering

the inflation, this means significantly less in constant

dollars for all instructional activities next year, except

in the School of Medical Sciences.



The UNS faculty, for the second biennium in a row, will

receive smaller percentage increases in salary than will

classified employees not at the top of their range. I note

that classified employees not at the top of their salary

range will receive 10.5% compared to an average increase of

8% for teaching faculty and 5-1/2% for nonteaching faculty.

In the current biennium the same situation occurred. The

increase for classified employees not at the top of their

range was 20% and the increase for faculty was 12.1%.

Further, classified employees will again receive their

increases retroactively to January 1.



I believe that the Board of Regents must increase out-of-

state tuition to $750 per semester, effective next Fall, in

order to comply with the Executive Budget recommendation.

I would remind the general public that tuition is the charge

for nonresidents in excess of the registration fee paid by

all students. The consolidated fee for next year has al-

ready been set by this Board and a great deal of the monies

in the increase in the authorized expenditures was generated

by that. That consolidated fee, that is, an all inclusive

fee, is $22 per credit at UNR, $21 at UNLV, and $13 at CCD.

Tuition is assessed nonresidents registering for 7 credits

or more.



The Executive Budget discontinued the Community College

Division Central Administration as a separate budget and is

inadequate to maintain all Community College divisional

business services. Solutions to these problems must be

found before the coming work program is adopted and I will

comment on that further.



To accommodate to the proposed budget will require a reduc-

tion in the number of authorized positions in Instruction

and Departmental Research at UNR and greater efficiency of

operation. It requires a reduction in some appropriation

lines and some functional areas. The Executive Budget does

allow for an increase in the total number of positions in

UNS. It provides for 111 new positions next year, through-

out the system, and yet some appropriation lines are down

and many functional areas are down from this year. Included

in that 111 are many part-time teaching positions at the

Community Colleges. On a full-time equated basis, $6,600

of part-time money equals a full-time equivalent. I be-

lieve that in some cases faculty will either have to have

a higher credit load or larger classes; that is, the stud-

ent-faculty ratio must be increased if the projected number

of students are to be instructed. The alternative to that

would be limiting enrollment. I think that has to be exam-

ined. In a limited number of programs, this has been done.



Limiting enrollment must, however, be considered as a last

resort, to be used only where all other measures are inad-

equate to solve the problem. Then, I think a very important

thing we have said, and I would reemphasize, the Board of

Regents, Administration and the faculty should renew their

request for more adequate funding and work toward that end

in the Legislature. At the same time, we should pledge to

do the best job possible with whatever resources the Legis-

lature makes available. We should renew our efforts to

economize and should further explore the justification for

all programs. Attached to Ref. 33 is the comparison of the

Regents' request and the Executive Budget by appropriation

line (a line for example being System Administration, UNR,

etc.), broken down by General Fund and other revenue. The

other revenues in the instructional budget are primarily

the registration fees and tuition but also those federal

subventions that are budgeted, the interest income, etc.

It shows how each appropriation line was handled and is

summarized on the last page for the System noting that we

have in the Executive Budget a 6% increase in the first year

in General Fund money, and 20.5% in the other revenues

authorized for expenditure, for a total then of 8.8% in-

crease in the total budget. I believe that several steps

must be taken not only to increase efficiency but to improve

our image with State Administration, the Legislature and the

general public. It is important to be as efficient as pos-

sible, but we should also be able to prove it to the people

who make decisions affecting us. So, I recommend certain

actions, in addition to an increase in out-of-state tuition

discussed earlier, several of which I am asking your con-

sideration today. The Presidents and I have started, with

various other people involved, to review all operations in

order to effect economy wherever feasible. I'll try to

summarize these as we go through.



(1) Depending on decisions reached in adopting our work

program, some displacement of existing staff may occur.

I request that you direct, effective immediately, that

two things happen. That no existing professional or

classified position which becomes vacant may be filled

except with the specific written permission of the

President of the Division involved, and secondly, for

the protection of faculty who may be displayed, that a

President may not authorize employment of anyone in

the professional or classified service not presently

employed within the system until he has received writ-

ten confirmation from the other Presidents, and from

me, that no qualified employee whose position is sub-

ject to discontinuation or whose position has been

discontinued within the last 24 months is available

for transfer. Now in doing this we are conscious of

the equal employment opportunity and affirmative action

policy statement and where there may be possible con-

flict we are exploring that. I believe that it will,

however, work out.



(2) The Executive Budget does not allow sufficient funds

to continue separate accounting operations in all four

Divisions unless monies are diverted from other activ-

ities. A decision was made when the System was organ-

ized to decentralize the Controller's operation and

have each Division stand independent as soon as it was

able to do so. UNR and UNLV both had their own con-

troller's operation. DRI very quickly was able to do

so. Community College Division has been working on

this over a period of time, with the cooperation of the

other Divisions, especially UNR. However, in the Exec-

utive Budget as it now stands this would not be feasi-

ble. We are exploring this -- it has been reported

that this has already been recommended but this is not

so -- we are exploring the feasibility of restructuring

all accounting services into two offices: one at UNLV

for activities in Clark County and one in UNR for all

other UNS activities. When our report is ready it will

be reviewed by the Presidents and the staff involved

and a recommendation developed and presented to the

Board.



(3) It is obvious that appropriation in conformity with

the Executive Budget will make mandatory a reorgani-

zation of the Community College Division. It cannot

be administered in exactly the same way it is now since

the positions are not there. President Donnelly is

studying this and we will have a report and recommenda-

tion ready by the February meeting.



(4) I believe that we must take an action that has been

under discussion for three years and that we should

complete the review of all nonteaching, nonresearch

faculty positions in order that salary administration

for this group can be better rationalized and a new

plan put into operation before the 1978 employment

contracts are issued. I believe that the Legislature

may do this by law if we do not improve our present

practice. It is also noteworthy that the Governor's

recommendation for salary increases for this group was

substantially less than for teaching faculty. I'll

comment a bit on this later.



(5) I believe also that we must improve the accountability

of teaching faculty and make certain that responsible

Administrators have reviewed and approved teaching

assignments. I believe that average teaching loads

are within reasonable ranges. Certainly the national

data would indicate that. Individual loads vary con-

siderably, which is understandable, but the rationali-

zation is not generally available. I recommend that

the Faculty Responsibility Prospectus, which is in-

cluded as an attachment to Ref. 33, be adopted at the

February meeting. I believe that it needs additional

consideration by faculty groups.



(6) I believe that the long standing policy that "A" or

12-month contracts (rather than "B" or academic year

contracts) are subject to annual justification should

be reemphasized and only those absolutely required

should be authorized.



(7) Post retirement appointments, especially of faculty

with more than 30 years of service, should be carefully

scrutinized and approved only with full justification.



(8) The classified salaries and benefits have increased

substantially in recent years and the classified serv-

ice is attracting and holding excellent employees.

The administration of the salary increases granted

this group has, however, reduced the flexibility of

work program management. Additional State money is

available for the increase only to the extent that

budgeted monies plus salary savings are inadequate to

cover the total. We have enjoyed over the past 15

years considerable flexibility by being able to trans-

fer salary savings from the classified salary accounts,

where it occurred, to the contingency reserve and from

the contingency reserve to any place else within that

appropriation line where it was needed. We'll no

longer be able to do that and so we must have a con-

tingency reserve which at a minimum should be 1% of

the line budget in order that we are able to provide

for unbudgeted contingencies and so safeguard against

unrealized nonappropriated revenue.



(9) Unless otherwise directed by the Board, the Administra-

tion will seek the legislative appropriation necessary

to implement the biennial budget which you have already

adopted. I have a note of pessimism, however, in that

experience indicates that the Legislature tends to stay

fairly close to the Executive Budget as far as the

University is concerned. If we were not to take any

action for the next several months until the Legisla-

ture makes the appropriation and adjourns, it would

be too late for intelligent financial planning for

the coming year of 1977-78. On the one hand we must

proceed to present our best case to the Legislature,

and at the same time we must be taking certain steps

on the assumption that the Executive Budget will be

closer to the mark than our own budget.



At the conclusion of Chancellor Humphrey's recommendations,

the Division Presidents expressed agreement with the

Chancellor's recommendations and pledged their support in

resolving the problems which must be faced in working within

the constraints of the Executive Budget.



Comments were made by Division Senate Chairmen, expressing

concern also, as had the Presidents, about the difficulties

of attempting to work within the limits which would be

imposed by the Executive Budget if adopted.



Chairman Buchanan noted the presence of members of the CCD

Advisory Boards (Messrs. Grant Anderson, Mel Lundberg,

Father Caesar Caviglia and Dr. Marvin Sedway). He acknow-

ledged receipt of resolutions from the Advisory Boards and

from CCCC Faculty Senate, and requested they be included in

the minutes of the meeting rather than be read aloud. He

requested the Advisory Board representatives to reserve

their comments until the February meeting at which time

President Donnelly would make his recommendation concerning

reorganization of the CCD Central Administration. He re-

quested their cooperation with President Donnelly in formu-

lating his recommendations but again stated that he wished

to limit further discussion until the February meeting.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendations.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



Resolutions submitted by the Community College Division

Faculty and Advisory Boards are as follows:



Clark County Community College Advisory Board Delegate,

Caesar J. Caviglia



It is with no small amount of regret that time must be

consumed to deal with a matter that has been most dis-

tasteful with us who have been intimately involved with

the Community College, even prior to its conception. At

the onset, as a designated spokesman for the Advisory

Board, I want to make it quite clear that no man de-

serves louder accolade for the day to day efforts over

the past 7 years to plan, administer, foster and support

the growth that we have experienced in all parts of the

State as does Dr. Charles Donnelly. No single other

person has sustained the vision and the practical

knowhow to see the thing through. Nor has there been

any other so available, open and candid; whether the

issues be personnel, properties or budgetary.



Make no mistake about it, the indictments in the Press

levelled by the budget director may have singled out Dr.

Donnelly, but in fact, knowing the elaborate procedure

that is entailed in budget transfers, is equally an

unjust indictment of the Campus Administrators, the

Advisory Boards, the Chancellor's Office, and ultimately

the Board of Regents. For those same transfers of

$521,000 involved us all. It would take but a cursory

review of last January's minutes to note that the

Advisory Board and the Board of Regents went into some

detail for the eventual budget approval.



The press release also mentioned a $300,000 item for a

work program. First, it should be mentioned that was

much nearer $200,000, and secondly, during the rapid

growth it is better to anticipate problems than to raise

a distress signal with its consequent negative reaction.



It only takes a glance at the record of progress that

has been achieved and then compare that growth with the

predictions that Dr. Donnelly made in 1970. In terms of

enrollment there has been only one per cent discrepancy.



It comes as no surprise that the Press upon viewing the

cutbacks inflicted upon the Administration of the

Community College System, and those for the next year's

Southern Campus, would be surprised and wish to pursue

its rationale.



We ask this question: What will happen to the present

services, normal growth, the expectations of the people

of Clark County; in view of tripling Campus space,

increased enrollment, normal salary increments, rising

utility costs, and only $10,491 added to the present

budget?



It is interesting to note that the same Board's minutes

that indicated budget transfers for the Community

College, also included $523,000 transfer for the Uni-

versity of Nevada, Reno. Of this amount $165,000 was

for building and grounds. Why did this elude the budget

director's indictment?



Finally, I personally, and I believe I share this view

with others, am shocked by what the budget director

views the Community College office as "an added layer of

administration." This only raises the fears we have

felt since the beginning; i. e., the University System,

with its long history of academic prestige, its large

alumni following, its large athletic support, could not

long tolerate an education for careers, for the commun-

ity, in a phrase, for the common man. It would be an

indictment to this body should that attitude be engen-

dered from such high places. If so, and left unchecked,

or if the central office be all but eliminated, then the

predictions and fears of past Legislatures will have

been realized, and the hopes of the people most depend-

ent on this educational alternative will again have

been thwarted.



Northern Nevada Community College Advisory Board Hugh S.

Collett, M. D., Chairman



TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:



At the meeting of the Northern Nevada Community

College Advisory Board on Tuesday, January 11, 1977,

the following resolution was unanimously passed:



The members of the Northern Nevada Community College

Advisory Board feel that to date the Community College

structure has worked extremely well. Until it can be

demonstrated that a better system is possible, we

strongly support a continuation of the Community Col-

lege as a Division of the University System with equal

autonomy to the other Divisions of the System. It is

our contention that the proposed modifications in the

Executive Budget would weaken the system and destroy

its effectiveness.



The members of the Northern Nevada Community College

Advisory Board are also of the opinion that Dr. Charles

Donnelly has done an outstanding job in leading the

Community College Division to its current position of

excellence and wholeheartedly support his continued

leadership.



Western Nevada Community College Advisory Board Grant

Anderson, Chairman



At the meeting in Reno of the Western Nevada Community

College Advisory Board on Wednesday, January 12, 1977,

the following RESOLUTION was passed, and directed to:



THE GOVERNOR OF NEVADA

THE STATE BOARD OF REGENTS,

MEMBERS OF THE NEVADA STATE LEGISLATURE, AND THE

CITIZENS OF NEVADA



The Executive Budget recommended for the 1977-79 bien-

nium reduces the support per student to the Community

College Division. In fact, student support in 1978-79

is reduced to a level even below the support extended to

public school students in Nevada. This will restrict

the Community College program of training students for

jobs and the other special Community College programs

of educational services to the people.



It will particularly result in loss of vocational pro-

grams in rural communities.



Additionally, transfer of the Community College Adminis-

trator to the Chancellor's Office (as recommended in the

Executive Budget) would severely weaken the autonomy of

the Community Colleges. We believe the resulting Uni-

versity influence would interfere with the Community

College concept of occupational training which is of

great and growing value to the State of Nevada.



We believe that loss of the Community College Division

Central Administration would overload the Campus Admin-

istrators diverting them from giving full attention to

the needs of students to be trained for jobs and for

other community service to the people.



Because of these concerns we strongly recommend:



That the State funding to Community College be returned

to a reasonable level - not less than the amount of

support per student in the current biennium so that

services to students can be maintained.



That the Community College Division retain its present

standing as a Division equal in rank to other University

System Divisions, with the President reporting directly

to the State Board of Regents so that the Community

College concept of education for jobs and for the people

can be preserved.



That the Central Administration of Community Colleges be

preserved so that Campus Administrators can give full

attention to the education for jobs and other special

Community College services to students.



Clark County Community College, Faculty Senate George

Eversaul, President



At an emergency meeting of the Clark County Community

College Faculty Senate held Thursday, January 13, 1977,

the faculty unanimously supported the following:



1. A vote of confidence and sincere appreciation for

Dr. Charles Donnelly's dynamic and effective efforts

in leading the Community College Division.



2. That we support Dr. Donnelly's efforts in obtaining

adjustments in the Executive Budget which would

allow our faculty to continue to provide the quality

of education which our fellow Nevadans expect and

deserve.



3. That the currently proposed increase in appropria-

tion of approximately $10,000 seems grossly inade-

quate to account for student growth of 625 FTE,

and cost of living adjustments for classified and

professional staff.



35. Professional Salary Program for Nonteaching and Nonresearch

Faculty



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October, 1976 the Board

deferred for six months further action related to a pro-

posed position evaluation study and compensation plan for

nonteaching and nonresearch professional personnel, but

directed that the Presidents identify those positions which

would be included within such a study should the Board

determine at the expiration of the deferment that the study

should proceed.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this project be

reactivated and that:



1. The UNS Code be amended, not later than the May meeting,

by adding a new section which would read as follows:



Section 4.6.4 Nothing in this section shall be

construed as prohibiting the

implementation of a non-rank-related

compensation paid for nonteaching,

nonresearch professionals.



2. All nonteaching, nonresearch positions be included in

the study except those in the Cooperative Extension

Service and the Libraries. A separate proposal may be

made later concerning counselors and professionals in

the Libraries. This would not remove rank from the pro-

fessionals included in the study. It would establish

salary ranges for all such positions.



3. $24,000 be allocated from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Fund for the employment by the Chancellor of a

consulting firm to complete the study.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that if this course of action is

approved, the study can be completed before 1977-78 pro-

fessional personnel contracts are issued.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



36. Use of Contracts for Faculty



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February, 1976 the

Board agreed to discontinue the use of contracts for pro-

fessional personnel, except for the initial year of employ-

ment, for all Divisions except DRI. This was effected for

1976-77 and the results were not satisfactory.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that contracts again be

used for all professional personnel, to be effective for

the 1977-78 budget year.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



37. 1977-1981 Comprehensive Plan



Dr. Al Stoess presented the final draft of the 1977-1981

Comprehensive Plan, noting that it is proposed that this

document be submitted to the Legislature by February 1,

as required by law.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the Comprehen-

sive Plan as submitted, with the exception of the section

on new programs.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



Mr. Karamanos left the meeting.



38. Summer Session Budgets



The following Estimative Budgets for the 1977 Summer Session

were submitted, with recommendation for approval from the

appropriate Division President and the Chancellor:



A. 1977 Summer Session, UNLV



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 35,065

Student Fees 548,000

Total $583,065



Application of Funds



Professional Compensation $510,880

Classified Compensation 14,685

Operating 21,500

Grants-in-Aid 13,500

Out-of-State Travel 2,500

Ending Fund Balance 20,000

Total $583,065



B. 1977 Summer Session, UNR



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 63,338

Student Fees 433,272

Total $496,610



Application of Funds



Professional Compensation $386,610

Classified Compensation 35,500

Wages 2,500

Out-of-State Travel 2,000

Operating 40,000

Grants-in-Aid 25,000

Contingency Reserve 5,000

Total $496,610



C. 1977 Coaching Clinic, UNR



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 0

Student Fees 10,500

Total $ 10,500



Application of Funds



Professional Compensation $ 6,450

Operating 3,000

Contingency Reserve 1,050

Total $ 10,500



D. 1977 Summer Sessions, CCD



Northern Nevada Community College



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 1,309

Student Fees 6,690

Total $ 7,999



Application of Funds



Professional Salary $ 6,000

Fringe Benefits 500

Operating 1,280

Ending Fund Balance 219

Total $ 7,999



Clark County Community College



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 3,593

Student Fees 148,795

Total $152,388



Application of Funds



Professional Salary $114,497

Fringe Benefits 13,700

Operating 5,000

Ending Fund Balance 19,191

Total $152,388



Western Nevada Community College - North Campus



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 1,627

Student Fees 38,813

Total $ 40,440



Application of Funds



Professional Salary $ 29,225

Classified Salary 640

Fringe Benefits 3,200

Operating 1,160

Ending Fund Balance 6,215

Total $ 40,440



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



39. Approval of Fund Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following

transfer from the UNS Computing Center Contingency Reserve:



#21 $7,004.75 to Southern Nevada Computer Facilities, to

provide funds for the reimbursement of services of a

classified employee at UNLV.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



40. Federal Capital Improvement Monies



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October, 1976 the Board

had authorized the Administration to review applicants from

within the University System for funds which would be avail-

able to Nevada under the Public Works Capital Development

Investment Act of 1976, and to submit such applications to

the State Public Works Board for those University projects

which were judged to be most needed and most likely to be

funded.



Dr. Humphrey noted that five applications were submitted,

3 from UNR, 1 from UNLV and 1 from WNCC-Carson City. These

completed applications were delivered to the State Public

Works Board on November 17, 1976, and were, in turn, trans-

mitted from the State Public Works Board to the State Coor-

dinator's Office on November 19, 1976. The State Coordina-

tor, Mr. Bruce Arkell, acting as Nevada's Clearing House,

did not mail the applications until December 2, 1976. The

stated deadline for receipt of applications by the Seattle

office of the Economic Development Administration for con-

sideration under the first round of funding was the close

of business December 3, 1976. The University's 5 applica-

tions arrived in Seattle on December 6, 1976. As a result,

the University was informed by EDA that the applications

will be held until the end of December, at which time a

determination will be made concerning whether funds will be

available for a second round of funding.



Chancellor Humphrey noted inclusion with the agenda of a

letter of explanation from Mr. Arkell (identified as Ref.

40 and filed with permanent minutes).



41. Clarification of Affirmative Action Policy



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October, 1976 the Board

instructed that Section 5, Chapter 4 of Title 4 of the Board

of Regents Handbook, be clarified and that "internally" and

"externally" be defined. The following proposed amendment

was submitted to the November meeting:



Section 5. Guidelines for Implementation



1. At the Division level responsible Administrators must:



f. Publicize all available open positions both

internally and externally through bulletin

boards and advertising.



Internally shall mean within a Division of the

University of Nevada System and externally shall

mean within the other Divisions of the System and

outside the University of Nevada System.



This shall not be interpreted as requiring a search

even within the Division in order to fill positions

of academic Department Chairmen or, in CCD, posi-

tions of Directors who serve in the same capacity

as academic Department Chairmen do in the Univer-

sities.



Dr. Humphrey recalled that action on this proposed amendment

was deferred until the January meeting, at the request of

President Milam, to provide an opportunity to examine an

affirmative action statement approved for the Cooperative

Extension Service by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in

1971. A "Program for Equal Employment Opportunity in the

Nevada Cooperative Extension Service, University of Nevada,

Cooperating with the U. S. Department of Agriculture and

County Governments" was agreed to by the University of

Nevada in April, 1971, and signed by the Secretary of

Agriculture in October, 1971. This was in conformity with

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The pertinent

part of that statement reads: "Insofar as practical, posi-

tion vacancies are to be filled at the level they occur by

promotion from within the organization, encouraging promis-

ing employees to seek advancement, utilize their unique

skills and abilities, and/or to assume greater responsibil-

ity." The statement then specified how this internal re-

cruitment shall proceed.



Dr. Humphrey noted that the present wording of the UNS EEO-

-AA Program statement adopted March, 1975, might be consid-

ered as conflicting with the UNS-USDA agreement of 1971;

however, that agreement may not be fully in conformity with

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and with

Executive Order 11246 (9-24-65), as modified by Executive

Order 11375 (10-17-67). Of special concern is the following

statement found on page 5 of the Higher Education Guidelines

Executive Order 11246 (U. S. Department of Health, Education

and Welfare. 10-1-72).



The University contractor must examine the recruitment

activities of each unit responsible for recruiting.

Where such an examination reveals a significantly lower

representation of women minorities in the University's

applicant pool than would reasonably be expected from

their availability in the work force, the contractor

must modify or supplement its recruiting policies by

vigorous and systematic efforts to locate and encourage

the candidacy of qualified women and minorities. Where

policies have the effect of excluding qualified womem

minorities, and where their effects cannot be mitigated

by the implementation of additional policies, such

policies must be eliminated.



Dr. Humphrey also noted that review of the 1971 UNS-USDA

agreement also reveals a grievance procedure substantially

different from the grievance procedure included in Section

8, Chapter 5, Title 4 of the Handbook, which is intended to

apply throughout the UNS.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the following action:



1. Section 5, Chapter 5, Title 4 of the Handbook be amended

as follows:



Section 5. Guidelines for Implementation



1. At the Division level responsible Administrators

must:



f. Publicize all available open positions both

internally and externally through bulletin

boards and advertising.



Internally shall mean within a Division of the

University of Nevada System and externally shall

mean within the other Divisions of the System

and outside the University of Nevada System.



This shall not be interpreted as requiring a

search even within the Division in order to fill

positions of academic Department Chairmen, or,

in CCD, positions of Directors who serve in the

same capacity as academic Chairmen in the Uni-

versities; nor shall it be interpreted as alter-

ing the 1971 agreement between the UNS and the

U. S. Department of Agriculture related to the

Cooperative Extension Service.



2. The "Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement and

Affirmative Action Program for the University of Nevada

System" (Chapter 5, Title 4 of the Handbook) and the

UNS-USDA agreement be reviewed by the Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity Officers Council and the recommenda-

tions of that Council forwarded to the University

Officers, the Senates and the Board of Regents for

consideration.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



42. New Programs Proposed for Funding, 1977-79



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the 1977-79 UNS budget was

submitted to provide for existing programs, new students

within those programs, and additional programs which might

be authorized by the Board as having no significant finan-

cial impact. Presentation of new program proposals which

would require significant additional funding has been de-

layed for a variety of reasons; however, a proposal is now

ready and, if approved by the Board, will be transmitted to

Governor O'Callaghan and the Legislature.



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the new programs which

have previously been approved by the Board of Regents

(Phase II) but which have not been implemented, are as

follows:



University of Nevada, Reno Phase II Approved



M. S. in Computer Science 2/71

M. S. in Nursing (implemented with

Federal funds but discontinued

when those funds were withdrawn) 2/71

M. S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology 2/72

Ph. D. in Business Administration 3/71

M. A. in Geography 11/72

Physician's Assistant Program 3/73



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Education Specialist (Post-Masters) 12/70

M. A. in Psychology 3/71

Doctor of Business Administration 12/70



Community College Division



Dental Assistant/Hygienist, WNCC 2/73



Dr. Humphrey recalled that 3 additional programs for UNR

were approved earlier in the meeting: Ph. D. in Sociology,

Master of Public Administration, and the Medical School

Program, with the first 2 presented as not requiring

significant funding for implementation.



Dr. Humphrey further noted that proposed new programs have

been discussed extensively by the Chancellor's Advisory

Cabinet.



President Milam has requested 1977-79 funds for implementa-

tion of 4 new programs and has assigned the following

Divisional priority: (1) M. S. in Computer Science, (2)

Medical School, (3) M. S. in Nursing, and (4) M. S. in

Speech Pathology and Audiology. President Donnelly has

requested funding for the Dental Hygiene program at CCCC

which was originally scheduled to open Fall, 1977, but

cannot, under any circumstances, open until Fall, 1978.

Budgets for all programs except the Medical School were

included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 42 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that State funding be sought

for 4 of these requested new programs in the following

amounts and priority (eliminating overhead costs):



1977-78 1978-79



(1) Medical School, UNR $ $270,000

(2) Dental Hygiene, CCCC 48,400 74,000

(3) M. S. in Computer Science, UNR 70,000 103,000

(4) M. S. in Nursing, UNR 76,600 104,600



$195,000 $551,600



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



43. Special Equipment Requests



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNS 1977-79 budget

request sought normal replacement of equipment. The reduc-

tions of that budget request reflected by the Executive

Budget reduction are significant and Dr. Humphrey recommend-

ed that special consideration of an appropriation in the

amount of $876,200 be requested from the State General Fund,

as follows:



(1) $281,500 for equipment in the Solar Energy Research

Facility, DRI. The 1975 Legislature funded the build-

ing, which is now available with limited equipment.



(2) $172,500 for equipment for Life Sciences Building, UNLV

(from a list submitted earlier as part of the operating

budget).



(3) $203,850 for equipment for various CCD programs.



(4) $175,150 for equipment for UNR.



(5) $43,200 for equipment for Computing Center.



Equipment lists were included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 43 and filed with permanent minutes).



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



Mr. John Buchanan returned to the meeting.



44. Medical Examination Requirements for Admission



President Milam and Vice President Gentile requested that

the policy requiring a physical examination for admission

to UNLV and UNR be discontinued effective Fall, 1977, and

submitted the following rationale in support of their

request:



We make this request for a variety of reasons. First of

all, we find that the requirement is discriminatory and

does not serve as a public health measure because our

many hundreds of part-time and continuing education stu-

dents attend classes without having such an exam. Our

approximately 700 employees on the UNLV Campus as well

as the employees on the Reno Campus also are not requir-

ed to take physical examinations. We feel that the ex-

amination too often is perfunctory and, in the opinion

of our Student Health Center Physician, it is felt that

a student health questionnaire would prove to be an

effective instrument to be used by the Health Centers

for those students seeking aid from our respective

Health Centers.



Therefore, since only a portion of our respective

student bodies must face this requirement and since it

places a financial burden on the student, and since it

is not, in our opinion, an effective instrument, we

recommend the discontinuance of the practice of re-

quiring health examination as a condition of admission

to the University.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



ASUN President Jim Stone spoke in support of the

recommendation.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the Chancellor's recom-

mendation. Motion to second by Mrs. Knudtsen, failed to

carry by the following roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. James Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr.

Ross

Yes - Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi,

Miss Mason



(Bylaws require five affirmative votes to carry an issue.)



45. Interview and Recruiting Funds



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $5,000 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to the

UNR Interview and Recruiting Fund, noting that interview

and recruiting funds for the other Divisions are adequate

at the present time.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

approved without dissent.



46. Affirmative Action Information



By consensus, the affirmative action report requested by

Miss Mason was postponed until the February meeting.



47. Collective Bargaining



By consensus, the presentation by Mr. Karamanos concerning

local government collective bargaining was postponed until

the February meeting.



48. New Business



Mrs. Fong spoke concerning complaints from the Fine Arts

students and requested that Dr. Gentile investigate the

matter.



49. Resolution Regarding Western Athletic Conference



Mr. Ross moved approval of the following resolution:



That the University of Nevada be authorized to enter

into a dialogue with the Western Athletic Conference

as to the feasibility of membership.



Mr. Ross stated that his assumption in proposing the

resolution was that this dialogue would include faculty

and Administration.



Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi. Motion was withdrawn by

Mr. Ross prior to the completion of a vote.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda was

submitted. The Information Agenda is on file in the Chancellor's

Office and contains the following items:



(1) Information Concerning Intercollegiate Athletics

Programs

(2) Amendment of Grant-in-Aid Policy

(3) Report of Foreign Travel

(4) Board of Regents Special Projects Account

(5) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(6) Report of Fund Transfers

(7) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8,000

(8) Progress of University Projects

(9) Mackay School of Mines Press Releases

(10) USUNS Constitution

(11) Status Report, State Public Works Board



The meeting adjourned at 5:25 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

01-14-1977