01/24/1975

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 24-25, 1975








1-24-1975

Pages 1-31

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

January 24-25, 1975



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in The Center for

Religion and Life, 1101 North Virginia Street, Reno.



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

(Friday 1/24) Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Max Milam, UNR

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President John M. Ward, DRI

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Mr. Thomas G. Bell, Associate Counsel

Vice President James T. Anderson, UNR

Vice President Arthur Gentile, UNLV

Vice President Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. K. Donald Jessup, UNS

Mr. Harry Paul Wood, UNS

Dr. Owen Albert Knorr, UNS

Mr. Mark H. Dawson, DRI

Dr. Alfred Stoess, UNS

Mr. Edward Olson, UNR

Mr. Mark Hughes, UNLV

Mrs. Patricia Harris, DRI

Dr. Patrick Beaulieu, UNR

Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough, UNLV

Mr. William Bonaudi, WNCC

Miss Delia Martinez, UNS

Mr. Tom Mayer, ASUN President

Mr. Rafael Lara, CSUN Representative



The meeting was called to order at 9:20 A.M. with Vice Chairman

Thompson presiding.



The Oath of Office was administered by Supreme Court Justice

Gordon Thompson to Dr. Louis Lombardi, re-elected from Washoe

County; Miss Helen Thompson, re-elected from Clark County; and

to Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Lilly Fong and Miss Brenda Mason,

newly elected from Clark County; Mrs. Molly Knudtsen and Mr.

John Tom Ross, newly elected from the small counties.



The Chair called for nominations for the office of Chairman.

Mrs. Knudtsen placed the name of Mr. James Buchanan in nomina-

tion for the office of Chairman. Nomination was seconded by

Dr. Lombardi. It was then moved by Dr. Anderson, seconded by

Dr. Lombardi, that the nominations be closed and a unanimous

ballot be cast for Mr. Buchanan. Motion carried without dissent

and Mr. Buchanan was declared Chairman for the ensuing two years.



Mr. Buchanan assumed the Chair and called for nominations for the

office of Vice Chairman. Dr. Anderson placed the name of Mrs.

Molly Knudtsen in nomination for the office of Vice Chairman.

Nomination was seconded by Dr. Lombardi. It was then moved by

Mrs. Fong, seconded by Miss Thompson, that the nominations be

closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mrs. Knudtsen. Motion

carried without dissent and Mrs. Knudtsen was declared Vice

Chairman for the ensuing two years.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of December 6-7, 1994

were submitted for approval.



Miss Mason asked that the minutes be corrected to reflect

that she was in attendance as an observer.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the minutes with the correc-

tion as noted. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts



Acceptance of gifts and grants as reported by the Presidents

was recommended (report of gifts identified as Ref. 3 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



3. Western Nevada Community College, Phase II



Final plans for this project, to be constructed on the North

Reno site, were presented by the project architect, Mr.

Hewitt Wells. A review of the project scope and budget was

included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 4 and filed

with permanent minutes).



In the presentation of the final plans, Mr. Wells detailed

9 alternates proposed in addition to the base contract

which would be bid (description of alternates on file in

Chancellor's Office). It was noted that these additive

alternates would have to be accepted in the order listed

and that in approving the plans the alternates were also

being accepted.



President Donnelly noted that the plans had been reviewed

with the staff of WNCC and with the WNCC Advisory Board

and had received the endorsement of both. He recommended

approval. Chancellor Humphrey concurred, noting that

Harry Wood, University Architect, endorsed the plans.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the sequence of alternates as

submitted by Mr. Wells. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried with Miss Thompson opposing.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the final plans. Motion

seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.



Chairman Buchanan spoke briefly about the exposed air con-

ditioning equipment on the roof of the building at NNCC and

requested that Mr. Wells, who was also the architect for

that project, develop an estimate of how much it would cost

to place a facade on the top of the building to hide the

exposed equipment. Mr. Wells agreed to discuss the matter

further with Mr. Wood and make a recommendation.



4. DRI National Advisory Board Report



A report from the DRI National Advisory Board, submitted

following their meeting in Reno in October, 1974, was in-

cluded with the agenda (identified as Ref. 5 and filed with

permanent minutes). Dr. Ward commented on the contents of

the report and recommended that the Board accept the re-

port. Chancellor Humphrey concurred and further recommended

that the members of the National Advisory Board be thanked

for their efforts on behalf of DRI.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson,

carried without dissent.



5. Approval of Fund Transfer, DRI



President Ward requested approval of the following fund

transfer:



#75-007 $10,000 from Contingency Reserve to the Laboratory

of Atmospheric Physics to partially offset the

loss of Federal grants.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



6. Student Union, UNR



Dr. Milam recalled that Chapter 680, Statutes of Nevada,

1973, authorized the issuance of $2,230,000 revenue bonds

to "construct and otherwise acquire an addition to, and

otherwise to improve, the Jot Travis Student Union Build-

ing." Although program planning on this project has pro-

gressed, Dr. Milam noted the project has not been actively

pursued because of lack of agreement as to exactly what

facility should be provided. One of the possibilities

considered is to relocate the Student Health Service from

the present quarters in the Union, thereby releasing this

space for expansion by the Union. Dr. Milam pointed out

that the Student Health Service addition was paid for by

legislative appropriation and it is believed appropriate

to compensate the Health Service if the space is to be

vacated. President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended that the present legislation be amended to permit

use of a portion of the proceeds of the revenue bonds to

"buy" this space from the Health Service if it is finally

decided that the Health Service will be relocated.



In response to a question concerning the necessity of such

amendment, Mr. Hug stated that in his opinion it would be

necessary that such provision be made in the legislation

in order that the money might be utilized in this manner

if it is decided that such action would be taken.



ASUN President Mayer spoke of the need for expansion of the

Student Union, its use by individuals and groups other than

students, and requested the Board to give some considera-

tion to assisting financially in expansion of the facility.

He said he did not believe it was fair to ask the students

to bear the full cost through an increase in their fees and

said he wanted 1/2 of the necessary funds to come from the

Legislature.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the timing of such a

proposal is difficult, noting that the Legislative Session

has already begun and the Capital Improvement Program had

been submitted and hearings scheduled. If this project is

to receive legislative support it would require that the

total present CIP be amended or the project be delayed

until the next biennium.



President Milam pointed out that there is presently no

agreed upon plan for consideration by the Board of Regents,

whose approval would be required before submission to the

Legislature.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that amendment of legisla-

tion be sought to enable the University to proceed with

review and consideration of alternatives.



Dr. Anderson moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion for the amendment of legislation as indicated above.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



7. Advisory Committee, Mackay School of Mines, UNR



President Milam recommended that an advisory committee be

authorized for the Mackay School of Mines and that a "Build-

ing Committee" be authorized which would raise funds in the

mining industry for a new building as approved in the UNS

Capital Improvement Plan. Dr. Milam stated that if this

concept is approved, he will nominate members for this

committee at the next meeting of the Board. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



8. Food Price Increases, UNR



President Milam reported that Professional Food Management

(PFM) has requested a 5% increase under the terms of their

contract, due to increases in the price of food. He recom-

mended approval of the PFM request and also recommended

that (1) the cash sales price be increased 5% and cold

drinks, sweets and sugar-related items be increased 10%,

and (2) that meal prices be set as follows, effective

February 1, 1975:



Contract Daily Current Proposed

Rate PFM Student PFM Student



20 meal plan $2.73 $2.95 $2.87 $3.13

15 meal plan 2.81 3.00 2.95 3.22

10 meal plan 2.53 2.75 2.66 2.90



Cash Sales Current Proposed



Breakfast $1.10 $1.20

Lunch 1.45 1.55

Dinner 2.00 2.15

Steak Dinner 3.05 3.25



Following Dr. Milam's comments, Tom Mayer, ASUN President,

requested that no action be taken to approve an increase in

the food prices until after the Board has heard from a num-

ber of the dormitory residents about conditions in the resi-

dence halls and the quality of the food service. He also

requested the Board to take a tour of the dormitories to see

firsthand the conditions which had caused the concerns which

would be expressed.



A number of students spoke in protest of the condition of

the residence halls and the quality of the food service

offered through the dining commons.



Dean Barnes spoke concerning the actions taken by the Stu-

dent Services to improve the living conditions for resident

students. She also reported concerning the activities of a

Food Service Committee which had been active during the

past semester and which had reported that the food service

was satisfactory.



Chancellor Humphrey requested that this item be withdrawn

from the agenda to permit an investigation by the Adminis-

tration both of the dormitory conditions and of the food

services. He noted that the request had received his en-

dorsement based on assurances that the food service was

considered satisfactory by the students; however, in view

of the statements made in this meeting by students, he

would prefer to withdraw the recommendation to permit

further review.



Mr. Ross moved to table action on the request for an in-

crease in food prices at UNR. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



9. Ground Lease, State Department of Human Resources



President Milam reported that the Division of Health, State

Department of Human Resources, has requested a ground lease

of 25,000 sq. ft. (.6 acre) at $1 per year for 50 years for

the purpose of constructing a health clinic. A sketch of

the proposed site, adjacent to the Anderson Health Science

building, was included with the agenda (identified as Ref.

10 and filed with permanent minutes). President Milam re-

ported that the proposal has been endorsed by Dean Smith of

the School of Medical Sciences and by Dr. De Witt Baldwin,

Director of the Health Sciences Program, since the facility

will be of assistance in the education of medical students

and health technicians.



Mr. Milam noted that the basic terms of the lease would

provide that the building be built and landscaped by the

Public Works Board at no cost to the University and that

it be maintained by the State. Parking for not less than

25 cars would be included in the project budget and the

Board of Regents would be requested to approve exterior

architectural plans and the parking lot arrangements. The

proposed lease would provide for extension under the same

terms as originally provided.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval, subject to the Govenor's concurrence, with the

stipulation that if a lease is not executed by July 1, 1975,

this approval is rescinded and subject to further discussion

with the Board of Regents.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



10. Right-of-Way, S-Bar-S Ranch



President Milam requested that an 186.5 foot right-of-way be

granted to Sierra Pacific Power Company and Nevada Bell at

the S-Bar-S Ranch. (Specifics on file.) Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



11. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following trans-

fers from the Contingency Reserve:



#312 $674.57 to the Biology Department to cover graduate

fellow salaries.



#314 $299.89 to Speech and Theatre to cover graduate

fellow salaries.



#315 $700 to Managerial Sciences to provide funding for a

graduate fellow in lieu of 1/2 of a Letter of Ap-

pointment.



#316 $29,055 to the Physical Plant to provide classified

compensation and operating support required to main-

tain the new recreation building during the Spring

semester.



#317 $26,250 to the Physical Plant to provide funding for

utilities for the new recreation building during the

Spring semester.



#319 $3500 to the Political Science Department to cover a

professional salary for the Spring semester.



#330 $15,000 to the Physical Plant to cover classified

overtime and student wages for the balance of the

fiscal year.



#331 $4000 to the Police Department to cover classified

overtime and student wages for the balance of the

fiscal year.



#332 $5000 to the Physical Plant's Stead account to cover

classified overtime and student help for the balance

of the fiscal year.



#339 $4865 to the Department of Foreign Languages and

Literature to cover a Letter of Appointment for the

Spring semester.



#327 $5500 from the estimative budget account classified

compensation category in the Diploma Sales Account to

the operating category within the same account.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried witout dissent.



12. Revision of Estimative Budgets, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following revi-

sions to 1974-75 estimative budgets:



The Chemistry Department requests this revision to reflect

the additional cost of education allowance and the actual

opening balance. The fund will be used to cover operational

expenditures.



NDEA Fellowship Allowance





Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

From Operating Balance $5,653 $ 935 $6,588

Cost of Education Allowance 450 924 1,374

Total $6,103 $1,859 $7,962



Application of Funds

Graduate Salaries $ 265 $ 265- $ 0

Fringe Benefits 15 15- 0

Operating 4,653 2,924 7,577

Reserve for Contingencies 1,170 785- 385

Total $6,103 $1,859 $7,962



The College of Agriculture requests this revision to provide

funds to supply transportation for a Forest Service Grant.



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

From Operating Balance $13,500 $ $13,500

Laboratory Analysis 3,400 3,400

Forest Service 1,333 1,333

Overhead Revenue 1,000 1,000

Firemen's Fund Insurance 1,740 1,740

Total $19,640 $ 1,333 $20,973



Application of Funds

Operating $ 2,000 $ $ 2,000

Equipment 3,640 4,472 8,112

Reserve for Contingencies 14,000 3,139- 10,861

Total $19,640 $ 1,333 $20,973



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



13. Scholarship Report, UNR



Dr. Robert Mc Queen, Chairman of the UNR Scholarships and

Prizes Committee, distributed the Scholarship Report for

1973-74 for UNR. In commenting on the report, Dr. Mc Queen

noted that the funds available for scholarships for UNR

students has continued to increase. For this reporting

year, 1973-74, scholarship stipends exceeded those of 1972-

73 by almost $45,000 for a 25% increase in a single year.

He also noted that the value of scholarships has increased

over that available in 1971-72 by 55%. Scholarship sti-

pends for 1973-74 totaled $218,537. (Copy of report is

on file in Chancellor's Office.)



Chancellor Humphrey commented on the report, noting that

it is similar to reports which are submitted on an annual

basis. He also commented that he had worked with Dr.

Mc Queen over a number of years and has been impressed with

the manner in which the scholarships program has been ad-

ministered. He added that he wished to personally compli-

ment Dr. Mc Queen on the job that he has done as scholar-

ship Chairman, pointing out that part of the reason the

scholarships program continues to grow is because of the

excellent relationship Dr. Mc Queen has established with

donors, a fact, he noted, that has been confirmed to him

by many of the donors themselves.



Mrs. Fong moved that an appropriate letter be directed to

Dr. Mc Queen on behalf of the Board of Regents, in appre-

ciation for his excellent administration of the scholar-

ships program at UNR. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Thompson, seconded by Miss Mason, 9 supple-

mentary items were admitted to the agenda.



14. Revenue Bond Issue, Federal Project, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that in 1963 the Legislature

authorized a $2 million University revenue bond issue for

construction of buildings at UNLV to be leased to the

Federal government. The U. S. Environmental Protection

Agency occupies these facilities on a 10-year lease which

expires in 1976, but which has two 5-year options for re-

newal. The rent for the first 10 years is sufficient to

pay the bond issue, operate the facility, and pay ground

rent. The 5-year options periods provide greatly reduced

rates sufficient to operate the facility and pay ground

rent.



Dr. Baepler reported that John Mc Bride, Acting Director,

National Environmental Research Center, U. S. Environ-

mental Protection Agency, has now requested that the Uni-

versity place itself in a position to build $10 million of

additional buildings provided mutually satisfactory arrange-

ments can be made.



President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Board of Regents authorize the Administration to seek

the necessary legislation and enter into negotiations with

E. P. A., with the terms of a bond issue and lease subject

to Board approval.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



15. Request to Withdraw from Conference, UNLV



President Baepler recommended that UNLV be authorized to

withdraw from the West Coast Athletic Conference and par-

icipate as an independent in various intercollegiate sports

endeavors. He noted that although WCAC has a clause that

normally requires two years' notice for withdrawal, UNLV

has been assured that there are applicants to take their

place and then withdrawal from the Conference could be ef-

fective at the end of the current academic year if Regents'

approval is received. Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



16. Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex, UNLV



President Baepler noted that landscaping of the 1-acre area

between the Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex and Harmon

Avenue is not included in the construction contract. It is

estimated that it will cost $40,000 to landscape this area

with grass and trees and to install a sprinkler system.



Dr. Baepler recalled that part of the cost of this total

project is paid by a $2.5 million revenue bond issue. The

bond covenants allow the interest earned on the invested

bond proceeds to be used in the project or to pay off the

bonds. Total interest earnings are estimated at $464,780.



President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

$40,000 of the earned interest be allocated for landscaping,

as noted above, and the balance used to amortize the bond

issue.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



Prior to adjourning for lunch, Chairman Buchanan appointed Dr.

Lombardi as Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee for a

period of one year, and appointed Mrs. Knudtsen and Mrs. Fong

as members of the Committee for a period of 6 months. In making

the appointments for a 6 months' period, Mr. Buchanan stated

that he wished to rotate the membership so that all members of

the Board would have the opportunity to serve on the Investment

Advisory Committee so that they might be better informed con-

cerning the University's Investment Program. He also announced

the reappointment of Mr. Julius Bergen as public member, adding

that he would appoint an additional public member at a subsequent

meeting to replace Mr. Arthur M. Smith, Jr., who had declined

reappointment.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:30 P.M.



Before resuming discussion on the agenda, Chairman Buchanan in-

troduced Senator Joe Neal of Las Vegas, who was present as an

observer.



17. UNS Comprehensive Plan



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that NRS 396.505 provides for

a 4-year comprehensive University of Nevada System plan

which is brought up to date biennially for the ensuing 4

years. He recalled that a draft of the plan was discussed

at the December meeting in Las Vegas, noting that revisions

have been made to the plan and it is now ready for adoption

by the Board and transmission to the Legislature as re-

quired by the above stated statute. Dr. Humphrey also re-

called that the Board had met in December concurrently with

two additional members as the Nevada Higher Education Com-

mittee and those two additional members, Mr. David Hoggard

and Mr. Richard Gaylord, where again present for considera-

tion of this document.



Dr. Owen Albert Knorr, Director of Program Planning for the

University of Nevada System, and serving as Executive Of-

ficer of the Nevada Higher Education Commission, reviewed

the comprehensive plan as amended, noting those areas where

revision had occurred following the December meeting.



The Board of Regents adjourned and the Nevada Higher Educa-

tion Commission convened to consider the comprehensive plan

as it related to the Commission's responsibility under

Federal legislation.



The Board reconvened and Dr. Lombardi moved approval of

the comprehensive plan as presented and transmittal to

the Nevada Legislature as required by NRS 396.505. Motion

seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.



18. Recruiting and Interviewing Fund



President Baepler requested allocation of $5000 from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to the UNLV Faculty

Recruiting and Interview Fund. He estimated that with new

positions and turnover, UNLV will recruit between 30 and 40

faculty for 1975-76. Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval of the allocation, noting that similar requests will

be made by the other Divisions in February.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



19. Augmentation of the 1974-75 Work Program, UNLV



President Baepler reported that it is now estimated that

UNLV will collect $255,694 in excess of the funds budgeted

due to larger than anticipated enrollment and the increase

in investment earnings. He requested that UNLV's 1974-75

Work Program be augmented by that amount, with the funds

to be spent for the following:



1. 10 computer terminals to equip a central

terminal room for use by students in various

academic Departments. $ 13,000

2. Psychology - a computer disk system with

laboratory research equipment to equip a

Psychology Laboratory in experimental

psychology. 19,600

3. The library for the purchase of back

issues of journals and reference sets. 50,000

4. Microscopes for the Biology Department. 15,000

5. Audio-Visual to replace worn-out equipment. 5,150

6. Audio-Visual to purchase new equipment in

consultation with the academic Deans. 50,000

7. Construct security area for cashier in

Registrar's Office. 3,400

8. Address labeling equipment for Central

Services. 4,700

9. Improve air conditioning in computer room. 4,000

10. Purchase a large storage tank for gasoline

for Buildings & Grounds. 6,000

11. Install Delta control system for remote

control of heating and air conditioning

equipment from the new Physical Education

Complex. 10,000

12. Purchase kiln for Art Department to replace

a worn-out kiln which is beyond repair. 5,365

13. Anthropology laboratory equipment for various

areas in Anthropology with emphasis on physical

Anthropology. 8,000

14. Install seats in natatorium. 19,000

15. Install soundproof door between stage and

work areas in Judy Bayley Theatre. 15,000

16. Purchase software for individualized

learning center. 3,000

17. TV Monitor for Psychological Services. 1,300

18. Remodel Social Science 113 to improve

acoustics. 1,400

19. Purchase equipment for Physical Education

building. 10,000

20. Various items of science instructional

equipment. 10,584

21. Teaching aids in mathematics education,

College of Education. 1,195



Total $255,694



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that ap-

proval of the Department of Administration and the Gover-

nor is also required.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



20. Summer Session Budget, 1975, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of an estimative budg-

et for Summer Session, 1975, totaling $369,480. Details of

the budget were included with the agenda (identified as Ref.

20 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. Revisions of Estimative Budgets, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following re-

visions of estimated budgets for 1974-75 to permit the

utilization of funds received in excess of that anticipated:



A. UNLV Research and Administration Account



Requested Amended

Budget Increase Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 2,500 $ 0 $ 2,500

Overhead Revenue 7,000 6,000 13,000

Total $ 9,500 $ 6,000 $ 15,500



Application of Funds

Operating $ 5,000 $ 0 $ 5,000

Out-of-State Travel 4,000 4,000 8,000

Ending Fund Balance 500 2,000 2,500

Total $ 9,500 $ 6,000 $ 15,500



B. UNLV Football Account



Requested Amended

Budget Increase Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 0 $ 807 $ 807

Sales and Service 154,550 68,298 222,848

Student Fees 38,580 0 38,580

Total $193,130 $ 69,105 $262,235



Application of Funds

Wages $ 1,000 $ 0 $ 1,000

Operating 176,130 37,000 213,130

Out-of-State Travel 16,000 3,000 19,000

Ending Fund Balance 0 29,105 29,105

Total $193,130 $ 69,105 $262,235



C. UNLV Theatre Projects



Requested Amended

Budget Increase Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 2,000 $ 0 $ 2,000

Sales and Service 12,000 12,000 24,000

Total $ 14,000 $ 12,000 $ 26,000



Application of Funds

Wages $ 4,500 $ 0 $ 4,500

Operating 7,800 10,000 17,800

Out-of-State Travel 200 200

Ending Fund Balance 1,500 2,000 3,500

Total $ 14,000 $ 12,000 $ 26,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



22. Confirmation of Mail Ballot Re. Performing Arts Center and

Life Science Building, UNLV



President Baepler noted that on December 20, 1974 the re-

sults of the bids for the Life Science building and the

Performing Arts Center were transmitted to the Board by

mail ballot (copy of ballot identified as Ref. 22 and filed

with permanent minutes). He reported that as of December

26, 1974 sufficient affirmative ballots had been received

and the State Public Works Board was informed of the Board's

concurrence in the award of the following:



(1) Performing Arts Center, Phase II - A contract for con-

struction in the amount of $3,755,100 with Sletton

Construction Company for the base bid, plus additive

alternates 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9.



(2) Life Science Building - A contract for construction in

the amount of $4,019,000 with A. J. Tiberti, for the

base bid plus additive alternates A, B, C, D, E and F,

plus a credit for masonry substitution.



(3) Life Science Building Casework - A contract for the

fabrication and installation of casework in the amount

of $513,851 with Donald S. Whiting Company, Inc., for

the base bid plus additive alternates A, B, C and D.



President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey requested con-

firmation of the action taken as a result of the mail

ballot.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



23. Investment Advisory Committee



The minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting

of December 6, 1974 were presented by Dr. Fred Anderson,

who had served as Chairman in the absence of Dr. Lombardi

(minutes identified as Ref. 24 and filed with permanent

minutes).



Miss Thompson moved confirmation of the actions of the

Investment Committee as reflected in the minutes. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



24. Collective Bargaining Issues



Chairman Buchanan noted that this item was included on the

agenda for further discussion and suggested that each person

who wished to make a statement identify himself and the or-

ganization for which he was speaking so that an estimate

could be made of how much time would be required. Accord-

ingly, the following persons requested an opportunity to

speak:



Mr. Charles Levinson, UNLV Senate

Dr. Felicia Campbell, President, UNLV Chapter of NSP

Mr. Kenneth Hill, CCCC Chapter of NSP

Mr. Robert Rose, WNCC Chapter of NSP

Mr. Richard Morgan, representing NSEA

Dr. Glen Atkinson, President, UNR Chapter of NSP

Mr. William Bonaudi, Chairman, WNCC Faculty Senate

Dr. Patrick Beaulieu, Chairman, UNR Faculty Senate

Miss Delia Martinez, Chairman, Unit Senate

Mrs. Patricia Harris, Chairman, DRI Faculty Senate



Mr. Buchanan noted that the UNLV Chapter of NSP had sub-

mitted a petition for recognition as the "official bar-

gaining representative of the eligible professional faculty

employed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in compli-

ance with provisions of the Local Government, Employee-

Management Relations Act" (i. e., the Dodge Act). He re-

quested Dr. Campbell, President of the Chapter, to speak

on behalf of the petition (copy of petition included with

the agenda and filed with permanent minutes, identified as

Ref. 29A).



Following Dr. Campbell's comments in support of the peti-

tion, Mr. Buchanan requested that Mr. Hug comment on his

letter of January 23 in response to the petition.



Mr. Hug restated the conclusion contained in his letter

"that the University is not a local government employer

within the meaning of Chapter 288 of the Nevada Revised

Statutes. It was not the legislative intent that Chapter

288 apply to the University of Nevada; and thus, petitions

under the terms of that chapter are invalid and of no ef-

fect." (Mr. Hug's letter filed with pemanent minutes.)



Miss Thompson moved acceptance of Counsel's advice that

the University does not come under the provisions of the

Dodge Act. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without

dissent.



Mr. Ross moved that the petition from the UNLV Chapter of

NSP be denied. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

with Miss Mason opposing.



(Note to Minutes: A similar petition has been submitted

by the CCCC Chapter of NSP and although distributed it

was not discussed. No verbal request for consideration

was received from the representative of the Chapter.)



Chairman Buchanan requested that further statements be

directed to Resolution No. 74-2, as introduced at the

December meeting (resolution identified as Ref. 29B and

filed with permanent minutes). He also noted the inclusion

with the agenda of a letter from Mr. Hug, dated September

30, 1974, concerning the authority and responsibility of

the Board of Regents concerning any policy change which

would permit collective bargaining within the University

System (identified as Ref.29C and filed with permanent

minutes), and a letter from Mr. Hug, dated December 13,

1974, containing an opinion that it would not be consti-

tutional for the Legislature to compel the Board of Regents

to submit interest disputes to binding arbitration but

that the Board could, by regulation or by contract, pro-

vide for binding arbitration of grievances (letter identi-

fied as Ref. 29D and filed with permanent minutes).



Following statements by those who had requested to speak

(statements available in written form filed in Chancellor's

Office), Dr. Humphrey commented on Resolution No. 74-2,

noting that it was patterned after the legislation which

was proposed by the Administration in 1973, and pointing

out where the differences between the two documents occur,

citing especially the areas of "strikes" and "binding

arbitration".



In the discussion following, (a transcript of which is on

file in the Chancellor's Office) it was agreed that the

desire of the NSP Chapter representatives and some of the

Faculty Senates for binding arbitration was the most basic

point of disagreement. It was also pointed out that the

time constraints imposed upon all concerned for action by

the Board in this area were dictated by the anticipation

that NSP was preparing to introduce legislation which

would then require action on the part of the Administration.

In response to an inquiry from Chairman Buchanan as to the

willingness of the Faculty Senates to work with the Ad-

ministration to develop alternatives and to attempt to

reach some agreement, it appeared to be the consensus of

those present that this was acceptable.



Mr. Richard Morgan stated that on behalf of NSP Chapters

at UNR, UNLV, Elko, Western and Clark County Community Col-

leges, he believed that their first position was the desire

to work out this problem with the University. However, he

stated, they must keep options open for themselves and

that "has to do with the March 25 time line we see as the

time when something concrete should be arrived at." When

asked if that was the date when NSP would seek legislation,

Mr. Morgan stated that is the date when the legislative

process is starting to end. However, he stated, "if good

faith is being exercised on both sides in the next 60 days,

we can hold testimony and effort in abeyance."



When directly queried by Chancellor Humphrey if NSP is

willing to agree that legislation would not be introduced

concerning collective bargaining in the University earlier

that March 25th, provided there is effort to reach an agree-

ment on a University regulation, Mr. Morgan stated that "if

there are signs flowing from this meeting, and when you meet

in February, I would certainly take that position to our

organization leaders and I believe they would support me."

He pointed out that he obviously could not wait until March

25 to start working for introduction, but he did not believe

they would be tremendously hurt by waiting a few weeks for

the bill to become public.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that he was impressed with the

offer to further discuss the proposed regulations and the

offer by NSP to withhold legislation for a reasonable period

as long as the matter is being discussed. He recommended

that the Administration, together with Counsel, be author-

ized to meet with Faculty Senate Chairpersons, and with

representatives of interested professional organizations,

in order to develop alternatives for the Board with the

idea that the resolution would come back to the Board with

stated agreements or alternatives for Board consideration

in February. He stated that the Administration would

vigorously pursue this matter, beginning Monday morning,

and would attempt to have something ready for consideration

by the Board at its February meeting.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.



25. Amendment to Code



Chancellor Humphrey presented a proposal for an amendment

to the University Code by the addition of the following

paragraph to Chapter 3 - Tenure and Economic Security for

Faculty:



Section 3.2 - Eligibility



3.2.3 Qualified faculty (full-time ranked) who are

employed by more than one of the units identi-

fied in the UNS Code 3.2.1 shall be eligible

for appointment with tenure in that unit having

the largest portion of the qualified faculty

FTE and in the event that FTE is equally divided

between two or more units, the Chancellor shall

determine the unit in which eligibility for

tenure shall exist.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this amendment was proposed

by the UNR Faculty Senate and appropriate procedures for

amendment of the Code have been followed, with specific

approval received from the UNR, DRI, UNLV, WNCC and Unit

Senates. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



26. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion on the agenda of an

item requesting an allocation of $11,000 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account as a contribution from the

University of Nevada toward a program sponsored by WICHE

for the study of the existing methods used by public insti-

tutions in the western states to request funds from state

legislatures. Dr. Humphrey stated that when he had develop-

ed his recommendation, he had not been aware that the Nevada

WICHE Commissioners (Dr. Fred Anderson, Dr. Thomas Tucker

and Dr. Patricia Geuder) were opposed. In view of that

opposition, Dr. Humphrey requested that the item be removed

from the agenda.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the request be removed from the

agenda. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried without

dissent.



27. Annexation of Land to City of Reno



Chancellor Humphrey noted that in order to connect the

North Reno site projects (WNCC and DRI) to the Reno Sewer

System and receive fire and police protection, it is

necessary to have the property annexed to the City of

Reno. Presidents Donnelly and Ward and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended that the Board request such annexation of this

property.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



28. Revision of Estimative Budget



Chancellor Humphrey requested the following revision to an

estimative budget for the Computing Center, noting that

the additional funding is a result of a larger opening cash

balance than was projected together with an increase in cur-

rent year sales:



Computing Center Data Processing Sales





Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 94,289 $ 51,769 $146,058

Interdepartmental Sales 0 60,000 60,000

Outside Sales 72,000 0 72,000

Total $166,289 $111,769 $278,058



Application of Funds

Professional Compensation $ 0 $ 840 $ 840

Wages 4,400 1,600 6,000

Out-of-State Travel 1,500 0 1,500

Operating 88,693 65,025 153,718

Ending Fund Balance 71,696 44,304 116,000

Total $166,289 $111,769 $278,058



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



29. Calendar for 1975



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following two proposed

calendars for 1975, noting that the officers supported

either alternative:



Six Week Meeting Schedule Monthly Meeting Schedule



January 24 Reno January 24 Reno

March 7 Las Vegas February 21 Las Vegas

April 18 Reno March 21 Reno

May 30 Las Vegas April 18 Las Vegas

July 18 Reno May 16 Reno

September 12 Las Vegas June 20 Las Vegas

October 17 Reno July 18 Reno

November 21 Las Vegas September 19 Las Vegas

October 17 Reno

November 21 Las Vegas

December 19 Reno



Chairman Buchanan suggested that the Board follow the

monthly meeting schedule through the April meeting and

then move to the six week meeting schedule, adjusting the

place of the meeting to insure than an alternating schedule

would be maintained. This would produce the following

schedule for 1975:



January 24 Reno

February 21 Las Vegas

March 21 Reno

April 18 Las Vegas

May 30 Reno

July 18 Las Vegas

September 12 Reno

October 17 Las Vegas

November 21 Reno



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the schedule proposed by

Chairman Buchanan. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson,

carried without dissent.



30. Rev. Kohn's Proposals of March, 1974



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion on the agenda of

discussion of a number of proposals made by Rev. Kohn in

March, 1974. He stated that although Rev. Kohn was no

longer a member, he had indicated an interest in being

present for the discussion; however, it appeared that he

had not been able to do so.



Mrs. Fong moved to table discussion on these items until

February. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without

dissent.



31. Report on Respiratory Therapy Program



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in June, 1974 the Board

authorized a program in Respiratory Therapy at WNCC, ef-

fective Fall, 1974, and instructed that UNLV and CCD form

an advisory committee to investigate the feasibility of

establishing a program in southern Nevada. He requested a

progress report from President Baepler and President

Donnelly.



President Baepler stated that a determination has been made

that the need for personnel in this area is not sufficient

to justify going into the program.



President Donnelly stated that CCD has also looked into the

feasibility of such a program at CCCC and has reached the

same conclusion. He pointed out that the current manpower

studies indicate too few people needed in this field.



32. Report of Additional Gifts



President Milam reported the following additional gifts to

UNR:



(1) A trust in the amount of approximately $94,205 from

the estate of Dr. Vaughn N. Minas to establish an

endowment, the earnings of which are to be used to

establish the University of Nevada, Reno, Medical

Scholarship Foundation to provide scholarships to

UNR Medical students.



(2) 1000 shares of Emerson Electric Company common stock,

valued as of January 22, 1975, at approximately

$24,500, from an anonymous donor, with the proceeds

from the sale of the stock to be used as follows:



75% for the Department of Music, UNR, for the

repair and restoration of the Antonio Stradivari

violin donated earlier, for the appraisal of the

Antonio Stradivari violin, the Francesco Stradi-

vari violin and the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu

violin, also donated earlier, and for the main-

tenance of such violins and for the development

of a concert program for the use of such violins.



25% to the University Dancers Fund of the Depart-

ment of Physical Education at UNR to develop the

dance program.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved acceptance of the gifts. Motion second-

ed by Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



33. Request for Easement



President Donnelly reported that the City of Carson has

requested an easement on Western Nevada Community College

property for the development of an additional municipal

well. The location and description of the easement has

been found acceptable by the State Public Works Board.

President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval, subject to review and approval of the grant

document by Counsel.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



34. Nevada Student Incentive Grant Program



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Federal legislation has

provided matching grants to postsecondary undergraduate

students of up to $1500 per year. $35,363 is available to

Nevada from this FY 1974 appropriation, if action is taken

by March 31, 1975, and an estimated $74,000 additional grant

monies will be available during 1975-77. These grants are

for Nevada students attending public or private postsecond-

ary institutions in Nevada. A matching appropriation of

$109,363 would be required and a State "agency" with a

policy board would have to be established. Chancellor

Humphrey stated that he assumed that by combining this

with other related activities (e. g., WICHE) in the Chan-

cellor's Office, the administrative costs could be held

to a minimum (estimated at $10,000 for the period March

31, 1975 through June 30, 1977).



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that this appropriation

would not be to the University of Nevada System, nor

would the students assisted be limited to attendance at

a UNS institution. He recommended, however, that the Board

of Regents endorse the concept of this program and author-

ize the UNS Administration to cooperate in its establish-

ment and administration.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 5:00 P.M. Friday and reconvened on

Saturday at 9:20 A.M. with all Regents, officers and staff

again in attendance.



35. UNR Residence Halls



Chairman Buchanan reported that several of the Regents,

together with Chancellor Humphrey and President Milam,

had toured the dormitories as requested by the students.

He requested comments from President Milam.



Dr. Milam stated that it is apparent that the situation

is serious but pointed out that it has been developing

over a period of time. He also noted that there have

been some serious financial problems because the resi-

dence halls have been supporting in part the deficits

which have occurred in the dining commons.



Mr. Buchanan requested a report from the Housing Officer

be brought to the next meeting of the Board in Reno, i.

e., in March.



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed some of the history of the

financial problem of the dormitories and dining commons,

pointing out that they are required to be self-supporting;

that is, that no legislative appropriation has been avail-

able to the residence halls and dining commons in recent

years. He recalled also that the Board had made money

from the Special Projects Fund available to the dormitories

earlier this year for certain projects which were designed

to improve the conditions in the residence halls and to

make more activities available for the residents. He

stated that additional funds from that source could be

made available for emergency repairs and maintenance and

suggested an allocation of $25,000 for this purpose.



Dr. Lombardi moved that $25,000 be allocated from the Board

of Regents Special Projects Account to fund emergency re-

pairs and maintenance of the UNR dormitories. Motion

seconded by Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



36. Governor's Recommendation Regarding University Budget

Request



Don Jessup, Director of Budget and Institutional Studies,

distributed material detailing allocation of resources in

accordance with the Governor's recommendation for the

biennium. In Mr. Jessup's statement, he noted that the

University had requested an apporpriated and authorized

expenditure budget of $117.5 million for existing programs

for the 1975-77 biennium. Of this amount, $100.4 million

was reuqested from State-appropriated funds and the re-

mainder was from student fees, Federal sources and miscel-

laneous sources such as interest on short-term investments

of operating capital. $2.4 million was also requested for

9 new programs, of which $1.7 million was requested from

State funds.



Mr. Jessup noted that the Government has recommended a

budget for existing programs of $98.1 million, which is

83.5% of the University's request. Included in the Gov-

ernor's recommendation is $78.8 million of State-appro-

priated funds. This recommendation amounts to a $26.5

million or 37% increase over the current biennium. It

represents an increase in the State-appropriated funds

of $22.5 million or 40% over the current biennium. Mr.

Jessup also noted the following major differences between

the University's request and the Governor's recommendation:



(1) Year-Round Operation: The University requested $7.1

million for the biennium to fund academic programs on

a year-round basis, to provide better utilization of

the facilities and to make it possible for more stu-

dents to complete degree programs during the Summer

term. It would also provide State support for Summer

programs on the same basis as programs taught in the

academic year. The Governor's recommendation did not

include any funds for this purpose.



(2) Student-Faculty Ratio of 7.5 to 1 for Nursing: The

University requested a student-faculty ratio of 7.5

to 1 for all Nursing programs at UNR, UNLV and in the

Community Colleges. This ratio was requested because

much of this instruction in these programs takes place

in hospitals working with actual patients, which re-

quires that it be done in small groups, and in many

cases on a one-to-one basis. The Governor recommended

that this program be included with all other programs

at the 20 to 1 ratio. The difference in cost is $1.5

million for the System for the biennium.



(3) Student-Faculty Ratio at CCD: The University request-

ed a budget for instruction for the Community Colleges

based on several student-faculty ratios for different

types of programs which averaged to an overall ratio

of about 19 to 1. Currently, they are budgeted at 20

to 1, although they are operating at a higher ratio

than that due to the larger than anticipated enroll-

ment which they have experienced in the past two years.

The Governor recommended a ratio of 24 to 1 for all

programs at CCCC and WNCC and a 20 to 1 for NNCC. The

difference in cost caused by these differences in the

requested and recommended ratio is $3.2 million for

the biennium at all 3 Campuses.



(4) Professional Compensation Request: The University's

amended request included sufficient funds to provide

the professional staff with a 12.1% increase in aver-

age compensation for each year of the biennium. The

Governor's recommendation is for a 12.1% increase in

the first year and a 7% increase in the second year.

The difference in cost between the request and the

recommendation amounts to $1.3 million in 1976-77 for

the number of faculty currently authorized.



(5) Intercollegiate Athletics: The University's request

for intercollegiate athletics for each of the two

Universities was based on a survey of the general

fund support which is currently received by the

schools which make up the West Coast Athletic Con-

ference and the Big Sky Conference for each of the

sports that are either currently in existence or are

being planned for the two Nevada Universities and the

necessary, as well as the desirability, of providing

an equitable intercollegiate athletic program for

women students.



The Governor's recommendation is based on the exist-

ing program plus sufficient funding to provide salary

increase, to offset inflation, and to provide for 2.5

new coaches. The difference in cost between the Uni-

vesity's request and the Governor's recommendation is

$1.2 million for the two Universities for the bi-

ennium.



(6) New Programs: There were no new programs recommended

by the Governor for the University System. This

accounts for a $2.4 million difference between the

request and the recommendation.



Mr. Jessup also emphasized the following points concerning

the Governor's recommendation:



A. The Governor's recommendation is for an approximate

40% increase in State-appropriated dollars.



B. The recommendation for an increase of $1.4 million in

State funding for the Medical School will raise the

State's participation in this program to approximately

48% of the total budget, which is the level suggested

by the accrediting agency in its most recent report.



C. There is a 59% increase in the System Computing Center's

budget in the Governor's recommendation.



D. There is a 51% increase in the State-appropriated funds

for DRI.



Following Mr. Jessup's comments, Dr. Mc Cullough requested

that for the record he wished to point out that everyone

must recognize the morale problem with salaries, noting

that the Governor's recommendation allows no merit money.



Dr. Beaulieu also expressed concern of the faculty over the

faculty-student ratio imposed by the Governor's recommenda-

tion. Chancellor Humphrey stated that the Administration

would continue to support the full budget request and would

attempt to make its case with the committees at the appro-

priate time. He did note that the Governor's recommendation

was appreciated and the 40% increase recommended would, if

granted, make Nevada one of the highest States in percentage

increase.



37. Report of the UNS Ad Hoc Committee to Review Employee Health

and Accident Insurance



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that an ad hoc System Committee

to Review Employee Health and Accident Insurance had been

appointed and introduced Mr. Thomas W. Spear, Chairman of

the Committee, who commented concerning the Committee's

report (idenitfied as Ref. 26 and filed with permanent

minutes).



Mr. Spear reviewed the proposals which had been agreed upon

by the ad hoc Committee and recommended that they be for-

warded to the State Insurance Committee. He requested that

the Board also "see to it" that funds are provided to im-

plement the Committee's recommendation.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this item was placed on the

agenda for discussion and to allow the Committee an op-

portunity to fully present its report. It will be re-

scheduled on the February agenda for action, at which time

a recommendation from the Administration will be made. He

pointed out also that a very important recommendation of

the Committee was not included by the Committee in the

material presented; that is, that the University seek to

withdraw from the State insurance program and establish

its own policy coverage. He added that prior to the Febru-

ary meeting there will be an effort to determine State and

legislative reaction and will have a recommendation from

the Administration for the next meeting.



Dr. Mc Cullough requested that Mr. Hug be asked for an

opinion on whether legislative action is required. It

was agreed that this also would be a part of the report

returned to the Board in February.



Mr. Spear noted an additional recommendation of the ad hoc

Committee that the University implement a program provid-

ing voluntary annual health examinations as provided in

Title 4, Chapter 4, Section 10 (7) of the Board of Regents

Handbook.



38. Report of the UNS Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that a UNS Salary and Fringe

Benefits Committee had been active for the past 2 years

and introduced Dr. Bernard Malamud, Chairman of the Com-

mittee, and requested him to comment on the Committee's

report included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 27

and filed with permanent minutes).



Dr. Malamud discussed the activities of the Committee and

pointed out that the Committee was requesting a 21% in-

crease in the 1975-76 average UNS compensation over 1974-

75 average compensation and commented on the data and

projections the Committee had used to reach this recom-

mendation.



Mr. Jessup reviewed the salary recommendation contained

in the University's budget request submitted to the Budget

Office in September, 1974. He recalled that the budget

request adopted by the Board of Regents had included a

provision for two contingencies: (1) achievement of

average faculty compensation equal to the average faculty

compensation of the 50 principal Universities in the United

States, or (2) to keep pace with the movement of the Con-

sumer Price Index, whichever is greater.



At the December 6, 1974 meeting, the Board was informed

that the Budget request had been amended to increase the

request for professional compensation by $3,016,910 for

the biennium to provide a 12.1% increase for both years

of the biennium. He noted that the Governor's recommenda-

tion calls for a 12.1% increase for the first year of the

biennium and a 7% increase for the second year of the bi-

ennium.



Chancellor Humphrey also noted that although it had not

been included in the budget request, when it became known

that the Governor was going to request a retroactive pay

raise for classified employees, the extension of the

retroactive provision to faculty was requested of the

State Department of Administration and the Governor.



Mr. Charles Levinson, Chairman of the UNLV Salary and Wages

Committee, commented that the Board was aware of the Chan-

cellor's budget and the Governor's recommendation but sug-

gested that they must also be aware of the undue hardship

this would place on the faculty. He also stated that when

the Board developed its budget request they were not fully

informed, a fact, he said, which may have constituted a

violation of the Code. He stated that the Code specifical-

ly calls for recommendations from the Salary and Wages Com-

mittee to go to the President and then to the Regents. He

stated that prior to December 1, 1974, the Salary and Wages

Committee forwarded a recommendation but charged that the

recommendation was never transmitted to the Regents.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that a recommendation had

been submitted by the UNLV Salary and Wages Committee to

President Baepler in November, 1974 in an attempt to in-

fluence a budget request that had been submitted in accord-

ance with State Law the previous August. Mr. Levinson

stated that they (his Committee) had been informed that

there was still fluid in the budget and they were requested

to make their recommendations by December 1. Chancellor

Humphrey pointed out that what the System Committee had

been requested to do was to take the second step in the

salary schedule process; that is, once the goal has been

determined and dollars are available, a determination must

be made as to the method by which these dollars are al-

located and that determination is made by the amendment of

the salary schedule. He recalled that the University had

made a request to the Legislature for a 12.1% increase in

compensation and the System Salary Committee was requested

to make recommendations concerning the salary schedule

needed to implement the increase. He pointed out that

when the UNLV Salary and Wages Committee recommendation

came forward it was transmitted to the System Salary

Committee. The recommendation from the System is now be-

fore the Board and Dr. Humphrey further noted that the

recommendation was still attempting to influence the budget

which was submitted in August, 1974.



Mr. Levinson again stated that the Code had not been follow-

ed and requested the Chancellor to take whatever steps are

necessary to provide the 21% increase in faculty compensa-

tion recommended by the Salary Committee.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that in view of the challenge

from a Division Committee Chairman about procedure, he

believed it worth noting that Mr. Levinson was talking

about a recommendation from a Division Committee in Decem-

ber, 1974 when the budget was prepared during the Summer

and submitted in accordance with law last September, 1974.

He denied that the Code had been violated, pointing out

that the Division Committee recommendation was transmitted

to the System Committee and the report of the System Com-

mittee was now before the Board. He also pointed out that

the Board of Regents had made its decision on the amount

of money to be included in the budget request in conformity

with the System Salary Committee's recommendation at the

time the budget was developed, i. e., Summer, 1974.



Dr. Mc Cullough noted that some of the confusion might stem

from the reference to the Code, when in fact Mr. Levinson

was citing a provision of the UNLV Bylaws.



In response to a request for a dollar difference between

the Governor's recommendation and the Salary Committee's

recommendation, Mr. Jessup stated that to accommodate

to the 21% increase for existing positions it would re-

quire an additional $5 million beyond that recommended

by the Governor for professional compensation.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this was a discussion item

and that action would be scheduled at the February meeting

when the Administration's recommendation will be submitted.



39. National Student Exchange Program, UNR



President Milam recalled that in 1971 the Board of Regents

approved the establishment of a domestic student exchange

program at UNR for a 2-year trial period beginning Fall,

1972. Under this program, qualified undergraduate students

are provided an opportunity to pursue varied environmental,

sociological and cultural education programs at various

locations in the country. The program provides for a 1- or

2-semester exchange of students among a group of partici-

pating public Colleges and Universities.



In 1973, he noted, the Board approved a request for an

additional 1-year commitment of 6 out-of-state grants-in-

aid for 1974-75 to permit the program to continue while

an evaluation was conducted to determine whether or not

a recommendation would be made to continue beyond the

1974-75 academic year.



Dr. Milam reported that this evaluation has now been

completed and referred to the inclusion with the agenda

of a report from the Program Coordinator (identified as

Ref. 39 and filed with permanent minutes). President

Milam recommended that the Board authorize UNR to continue

to participate in the National Student Exchange Program by

allocating 6 out-of-state grants-in-aid for this program.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, with the under-

standing that these 6 out-of-state grants-in-aid will

continue to be allocated from the existing 3% of such

grants-in-aid authorized by State law.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



40. Interfund Loan from DRI Contingency Fund



President Ward noted that under the Board's policy provid-

ing for the use of DRI Contingency Funds, $136,500 has been

loaned to accounts within DRI. $10,000 of that amount has

been repaid. There is presently a balance of $80,000 in

the Contingency Fund. He requested that $25,000 be made

available to the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics to allow

work to go forward on the environmental monitoring of

Southern California Edison Company's Fort Mohave generating

plant. He stated that DRI has been given verbal assurance

that the grant under which this work has been performed

for the past several years will be renewed in the amount

of $263,000; however, the award document has not been re-

ceived. This loan from the Contingency Fund will allow for

continuity of the project and will be repaid when the award

document is received. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



41. Communication from STOP E. R. A. Committee



President Milam discussed the letter which had been received

from Janine M. Hansen, Co-Chairman, Northern Nevada STOP

E. R. A. Committee, in which she had requested the Board to

take action concerning a workshop to be sponsored by Gen-

eral University Extension. The letter was included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 41 and filed with permanent

minutes). Dr. Milam pointed out that this legislation

(the Equal Rights Amendment) is not a part of the workshop;

rather, it is intended as an educational program, designed

to acquaint individuals with the problems encountered by

men and women working together and to work out possible

solutions.



Mr. Ross moved that no action be taken in response to the

request. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson. Motion was

then withdrawn and no further motion offered.



42. Nevada Archaeological Survey



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Nevada State Museum in

Carson City has proposed a State-funded Archaeological

Survey, under the auspices of the Nevada State Museum

and in cooperation with the University, the Nevada Histori-

cal Society and the Lost City Museum. In May, 1974 the

Board had acted affirmatively in pledging its cooperation

to the Museum in this endeavor.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that a draft of the proposed

legislation has now been prepared and has been reviewed

and endorsed by Presidents Milam and Baepler. An appro-

priation of $162,530 is requested for the biennium.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board concur in

this proposed legislation and the Administration be

authorized to cooperate in seeking its enactment.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



43. New Business



1. Mr. John Buchanan requested a study of the following

two items with reports back to the Board at a subse-

quent meeting:



A. Possibility of UNLV leasing land for a commercial

plaza on the Campus.



B. Possibility of UNLV leasing land on which the

sports arena proposed by the Las Vegas Convention

Authority might be built.



2. Miss Mason requested a feasibility study on a multi-

cultural education center to be established in the

College of Education, UNLV.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda sub-

mitted. The information agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Report of Budget Transfers

(2) System Affirmative Action Program (for action in

February)

(3) Veterinary Medicine Program

(4) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000

(5) Report of Foreign Travel

(6) Progress of University Projects

(7) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(8) Annual Report of Gifts and Grants, UNR

(9) State Public Works Board Status Report

(10) Final Graduation Lists, December, 1974

(11) Communication from City of North Las Vegas



The meeting adjourned at 12:20 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

01-24-1975