01/30/1926

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 30-31, 1926
 



1-30-1926
Volume OE - Pages 450-459

                         Reno, Nevada
                       January 30, 1926

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 9
o'clock in the morning of Saturday, January 30, 1926.  All mem-
bers of the Board and President Clark were present.

After the reading of the minutes of October 31, 1925, Mr.
Williams moved their approval.

    All voted aye

On motion of Mrs. Williams, the minutes of November 30, Decem-
ber 19 and December 31 were approved.

    All voted aye

List No. 14, State Claims Nos. 133 to 144 inclusive, for the
net sum of $30,296.65 and List No. 1, Regents Checks, Nos. 6000
to 6010 inclusive, for the net sum of $37,638.79, were approved,
on motion of Mr. Williams, by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

The resignation of Elmer Pendell as Instructor in Economics,
Business and Sociology, to be effective July 31, 1926, was, on
motion of Mrs. Williams, accepted with the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, at the request of
Professor Sutherland, Donald Eliot Anthony was elected to be
Instructor in Economics, Business and Sociology for the year
beginning August 1, 1926, at a salary of $2000.  Mrs. Williams
moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Judge Clyde D. Souter
was elected Instructor in Law in the Department of Economics,
Business and Sociology, to give a second-semester course in the
University year 1926-27, at a stipend of $400.  Mrs. Hood moved
the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            No
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of Dr. Young, President Clark recommended
that Mrs. B. F. Chappelle be elected Instructor in Psychology
for the year beginning August 1, 1926, at a salary of $1000,
on the basis of 1/2 time teaching schedule and the reading of
quiz papers for Dr. Young.  Mr. Pratt moved the adoption of
the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of Dr. H. W. Hill, President Clark recom-
mended that Miss Luethel Austin be re-employed as Instructor in
English for the coming University year at a salary of $1600.
Mrs. Hood moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of Director John Allen Fulton of the Mackay
School of Mines, President Clark recommended that Jay Arnold
Carpenter be elected Professor of Mining at an initial salary of
$3750 for the year beginning August, 1926, and that, if his work
is satisfactory in all respects, he shall receive $4000 for the
second year and $4500 for the third year and annually thereafter,
his salary to come from the Mackay Fund.  Mrs. Williams moved the
adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of Director Fulton, President Clark rec-
ommended that Professor Walter Palmer be granted a leave of
absence on full pay from February 1 to April 1 in order to per-
mit him to visit industrial plants and mining schools in the
United States and Canada during these two months.  Mr. Williams
moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On motion of Mrs. Hood, the bill of H. P. Boardman for Civil
Engineer services from July 1 to December 31, 1925, for the
sum of $92, was approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

President Clark presented the following list of mid-year gradu-
ates as approved by the University faculty for the indicated
degrees and diplomas:

    Bachelor of Arts

        Bernard D. Aikin          Olga Laiola
        Harold H. Hansen          Bertha Peck Toombs (as of 1907)
                      Earle Walther

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

        Ada Patterson

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        Willard P. Smiley

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        William P. Schuler        Jay Schumacher

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Harold Johnson

    Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade

        Olga Laiola               Clare O'Sullivan
                    Ada Patterson

Mr. Williams moved the granting of the degrees and diplomas
specified to the candidates as read.

    All voted aye

On the recommendation of the University faculty, President Clark
recommended that Commencement Day hereafter shall be the Monday
after Baccalaureate Sunday.  Mrs. Hood moved the adoption of the
President's recommendation.

    All voted aye

On the recommendation of President Clark and on motion of Mrs.
Williams, the Regents authorized the purchase from general funds
of 100 copies at 25 cents each of the new bulletin on Reno to be
issued by the Reno Chamber of Commerce.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

The matter of enlarging a passageway between the Electrical and
Mechanical buildings was laid over until the afternoon session.

On motion of Mr. Williams, Raymond H. Leach was elected Dean of
Men, said appointment to become effective at once.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

The revised Regulations of the Faculty, as submitted by President
Clark for inclusion in the new Bylaws Bulletin, were, with 3
amendments, and on motion of Mrs. Hood, approved unanimously.

                REGULATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY

                             Chapter I

    Section 1.  All statutes, Bylaws and regulations heretofore
    in effect at the University of Nevada are hereby repealed.

    Section 2.  All statutes, Bylaws and regulations are sub-
    ject to the laws of the State of Nevada and the powers and
    duties vested in the Board of Regents and the President.

    Section 3.  Following articles of organization are subject
    to amendment or repeal by the Board of Regents.

                             Chapter II

    The Faculties

    Section 1.  The University faculty of the University of
    Nevada shall consist of the President, the Librarian, the
    Registrar, and all persons who shall give instruction in
    any of the Departments of the University.

    Section 2.  The faculty of each School or College shall
    consist of all members of the general faculty giving in-
    struction in that School or College.

    Section 3.  Each faculty shall hold meetings at the call of
    its presiding officer, who must call a meeting at the writ-
    ten request of any five members.

                             Chapter III

    The President

    Section 1.  The responsibilities and duties of the President
    are as set forth in the laws of the State of Nevada and as
    herein provided.

    Section 2.  The President of the University shall be the
    executive Head of the University and the presiding officer
    of the University faculty.  It shall be his duty to secure
    efficiency in all Departments, and orderly and economical
    administration and healthful development in all the affairs
    of the University.  He is clothed with authority needful to
    that end, and for his acts is answerable to the Board of
    Regents alone.

    Section 3.  The President shall be ex officio a member of
    all committees of the University faculty and of the several
    College faculties.

    Section 4.  The President shall make all recommendations to
    the Board of Regents concerning appointments, promotions,
    or dismissals; all communications from members of the faculty
    or employees of the University directed to the Board of
    Regents must be transmitted through the President; likewise,
    all communications from the Board of Regents to members of
    the faculty or employees of the institution shall be trans-
    mitted through the President.

                             Chapter IV

    The Vice President or Acting President

    Section 1.  In the absence of the President or in case of
    his inability to act, the Vice President shall perform his
    functions.

                             Chapter V

    Deans

    Section 1.  The Dean shall be the administrative officer
    of his College and the presiding officer of its faculty.
    Any matters in which the faculty of the College can legis-
    late are within the administrative functions of the Dean of
    the College.  He shall be directly responsible to the Pres-
    ident of the University for the carrying out of any Univer-
    sity policy and for the execution of all established rules
    or special instructions given by a superior authority.  He
    may make reports or advance suggestions at any time and shall
    report to the President whenever requested to do so.

                             Chapter VI

    The University Faculty

    Section 1.  Subject always to the approval of the President
    and the Board of Regents, the University faculty shall have
    legislative jurisdiction in all matters of government, dis-
    cipline and educational policy not delegated by it to the
    separate faculties.  It shall have the right of review of
    all actions of the several College faculties which relate
    to the educational welfare of the University as a whole.  It
    shall choose such standing and such special committees as
    are now provided or later may be provided for by faculty
    action.

                             Chapter VII

    College Faculties

    Section 1.  The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of
    Agriculture and the College of Engineering shall each have
    its own faculty, consisting of those members of the instruct-
    ing staff who are teaching courses within the given College.

    Section 2.  The faculty of each College directs the educa-
    tional and internal life of the College, makes rules and
    regulations peculiar to the interests of the students in
    that College; formulates the course of study, the entrance
    and graduation requirements, which, when approved by the
    University faculty and the Board of Regents, become the
    regulations in force in that College.  It shall not have
    authority to take away from a study any University privilege
    nor shall it entrench upon the executive duties of the Deans.
    All matters which concern the welfare of each College which
    may require the action of the University faculty shall be
    presented to that body by the Dean.  The faculty of each Col-
    lege shall organize and carry out its functions as it seems
    wise.  The Dean shall be Chairman of the faculty and ex of-
    ficio a member of all committees.

                             Chapter VIII

    Departments

    Section 1.  The Department is the educational unit in the
    University.

    Section 2.  The Head of the Department shall be responsible
    directly to the President for the fiscal and educational
    effectiveness of the Department.  All communications to or
    from the Department shall be through him.  He shall make all
    Department reports, prepare estimates for the expenses of
    the Department and be responsible for the distribution and
    expenditure of the funds assigned to the Department.  He
    shall be asked to nominate his assistants and make recom-
    mendations upon the Department's organization or equipment.
    In courses of studies in his Department in which the in-
    struction is peculiar to the College, he shall communicate
    with the Dean of that College in administrative matters
    and, through the Dean, to the faculty of that College in
    educational matters.  If the courses or studies are of
    University concern, he shall communicate directly with the
    President.  It is expected that each Head of a Department
    will communicate with the Dean in each College in matters
    which concern his College, its students, or its courses.

    It is expected that the Head of the Department will advise
    with and direct those who are assisting him in his work in
    regard to the methods of instruction, the general plans and
    work of the Department, just as it is expected that the Dean
    of the College will advise with and direct the various Heads
    of the Departments as to matters which concern the welfare
    of the College.

                             Chapter IX

    Public Service Divisions

    There are certain Departments of the University that are
    performing public service duties.  These are under the
    direct control of the President and the Board of Regents.
    Those who are in charge of these Divisions may be members
    of one or more faculties of the Colleges of the University.
    Their membership and rank in the faculty is entirely in-
    dependent of their duties in the Public Service Division.
    Appointment to a Public Service Division will not of it-
    self place the individual upon the faculty of any College.

                             Chapter X

    Division of Extension

    The Division of Extension is placed under the control of a
    Director who, in the administration of his office, is respon-
    sible to the President and the Board of Regents.

                             Chapter XI

    Division of Research

    The main work of the University in research is conducted
    in the laboratories of the Agricultural Experiment Station
    and of the Engineering Experiment Station.  These Stations
    are under the immediate control of Directors, though all
    projects undertaken and all expenditures proposed are sub-
    ject to the approval of the President and Board of Regents.
    In other Departments research becomes a matter of approval
    between the individual concerned and the President and Board
    of Regents.

                             Chapter XII

    Tenure of Office

    The Board of Regents shall, upon the nomination of the Pres-
    ident, elect such Deans, Professors and Instructors, and
    such other members of the University staff as it may deem
    necessary.  All University staff members shall hold their
    positions during the pleasure of the Board, except in those
    cases for which the terms shall be specifically fixed at
    the time of the appointments.  Excepting teachers whose
    terms of employment have been specifically limited, any
    University teacher about to be dismissed shall, except in
    a case of clearly established grave moral delinquency, be
    given notice of his dismissal at least 5 months before the
    end of his salary year.  Before the Board of Regents takes
    final action to dismiss any teacher, such teacher shall be
    given opportunity to have a hearing before the Board, at
    which hearing the teacher may present any evidence in his
    own behalf.

                             Chapter XIII

    Leave of Absence

    No member of the instructional force or other employee shall
    absent himself from his proper duties at the University
    except by the permission of the President.

                             Chapter XIV

    Outside Service

    No full-time member of the instructional force of the Uni-
    versity shall, during the University session, be employed
    in any outside work for which added compensation will be
    accepted, except with the approval of the President of the
    University and of the Board of Regents.

                             Chapter XV

    Reports of Officers and Faculties

    Each Dean or Director of the several Colleges and Schools
    shall make, not later than December first of each even year,
    a biennial report to the President and Board of Regents of
    the condition and progress of the work in their charge for
    the biennium closing with that December.  The reports of
    all faculty committees and the minutes of all faculties
    shall be immediately filed with the President.  The Presi-
    dent may call for any special report from any officer or
    employee of the University at any time.

                             Chapter XVI

    The Librarian

    The Librarian is responsible for the proper administration
    of the Library, and shall report directly to the President.
    He shall keep a record in which the names of persons holding
    office of trust in the University and those wearing its
    honors shall be entered, as well as all historic matters
    concerning the University.

    The policy of the Library shall be determined by the Uni-
    versity faculty and shall be administered by a committee
    thereof.

                             Chapter XVII

    Care of Property

    All apparatus, museum materials, scientific collections and
    all other University property used by the various Depart-
    ments shall be in the immediate care of the Professors in
    the respective Departments in which each material is being
    used, subject, however, to the control of the President and
    the Deans.  Every Professor having charge of any apparatus,
    specimens, books or collections shall be responsible for
    the safety of the same, and shall carefully keep a record or
    inventory of the same, with a description of the articles
    sufficient to identify them, with a record of the date of
    receipt and from whom obtained, etc.

                             Chapter XVIII

    Buildings and Grounds

    The President has full control of the use of the buildings
    and grounds of the University.

                             Chapter XIX

    Forbidding Private Use of University Property

    No one connected with the University in any capacity shall
    use for his own pleasure or for any personal purpose any
    University property of whatever description.  No one shall
    be permitted to remove from the buildings or grounds any
    property belonging to the University, even though it may
    seem to be of no value, unless such removal be temporary
    and pursuant to some well-regulated custom or usage, or
    with the distinct approval of the President.

                             Chapter XX

    Student Council and Control

    In the government of the University the President and faculty
    rely chiefly upon the individual and collective self-control,
    sense of honor and of duty of the students.  They are expect-
    ed to register promptly, to pursue their studies with dili-
    gence, to attend classes regularly, and to show both within
    and without the University such respect for order, morality,
    personal honor and the rights, both of person and property
    of others as is reasonably to be expected of good citizens.
    Those students who do not meet these requirements may, upon
    recommendation of the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs,
    be suspended or expelled from the University by the Presi-
    dent.

                             Chapter XXI

    Control of the Dormitories

    Subject to the approval of the President, the administrative
    control of the Dormitories for women students and of the
    University Dining Hall is given to the Dean of Women and
    the administrative control of the Dormitory for men students
    is given to the Dean of Men.

Recessed to 1:30 P.M. at the Mechanical building.

After inspection of the passageway which it is desired to enlarge
into a classroom the Regents returned at 2 P.M. to the Office.

Judge Talbot moved that the President and Dean Sibly be authoriz-
ed to make any alterations they desired in this passageway and
in the flooring of the storeroom at a cost not to exceed $600.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams, President Clark was authorized to
print the revised Bylaws and Regulations, together with excerpts
from the Federal and State Laws bearing on the University and
the text of the Regents' adopted policies for Staff Service Pen-
sions and for Staff Leaves of Absence, as the third bulletin of
the current year, the edition to be 1000 copies.

    All voted aye

President Clark submitted the following rule as presented to him
by Dean Margaret E. Mack and covering Dormitory residence of
first-year women for approval of the Regents prior to inclusion
in the forthcoming catalog:

    Unless women students have applied for residence in excess
    of the number that can be accommodated in the Women's
    Dormitories all unmarried women students who are not resi-
    dents of Reno or Sparks are required to live in a University
    Dormitory during their entire Freshman year.  The only ex-
    ception to this rule may be made by the Dean of Women when
    written request has been filed in advance with the Dean of
    Women by parents requesting that their daughters be permitted
    to live with relatives whose home is in Reno or Sparks.

    Women students whose homes are not in Reno or Sparks, not
    living in a Dormitory, are required to select accommodations
    approved by the Dean of Women.  A list of approved places is
    on file in the office of the Dean of Women.

Mrs. Williams moved that the statement as presented should be
included in the catalog and in any printed rules for the govern-
ment of the Women's Dormitories.

    All voted aye

President Clark read a letter from Mr. Farquhar's Building Super-
intendent, Mr. Marlowe.

On motion of Mr. Williams, the Executive Committee of the Board
was empowered to make such disposition of the Hatch building and/
or the Physics building, or both, as might be necessary in the
event that word authorizing construction is received prior to
the Commencement meeting of the Board from either or both donors
of the proposed gift buildings to be erected on those sites.

    All voted aye

President Clark recommended the following list for promotions
in rank:

    George W. Sears to be Head of the Department of Chemistry
    in order to relieve Dean Adams of executive work in con-
    nection with Chemistry Department and leave him more time
    for administrative work as Dean of the College of Arts and
    Science and Vice President of the University of Nevada.

    Fred L. Bixby to be Professor of Civil Engineering.

    Francis C. Murgotten to be Professor of Modern Languages.

    Clarence H. Kent to be Associate Professor of Mechanical
    Engineering.

    Raymond H. Leach to be Associate Professor of History and
    Political Science.

    John Edward Martie to be Associate Professor and Head of the
    Department of Physical Education for Men.

    Edward G. Sutherland to be Associate Professor and Active
    Head of the Department of Economics, Business and Sociology.

    Sigmund W. Leifson to be Assistant Professor of Physics.

    Clyde D. Souter to be Lecturer in Law.

    John R. Gottardi to be Assistant Professor of Modern
    Languages.

Mr. Williams moved that the promotions as recommended by the
President should be effective with the beginning of the next
University year and should be available for use in the forth-
coming catalog.

    All voted aye

President Clark submitted the list of names for the new Women's
Dormitory as secured by the Sagebrush through its contest.  Dean
Mack wrote a letter stating that the young women themselves de-
sired the botanical name of the Indian Paint Brush, a common
plant on our Nevada Hills, "Castilleja", to be the name of the
new Dormitory.  The matter of decision was passed until another
meeting of the Board.

After discussion of the decrease in the assessable wealth of
the State from $204,000 to $197,000 and a probably further de-
crease and the consequent lessening of revenue of the University
through its mill tax, Mr. Williams moved that all students en-
tering the University from and after August 1, 1926, shall be
charged a Registration and Incidental Fee of $10 per semester,
provided the Attorney General renders opinion that this is a
legal charge for Nevada students.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Mrs. Hood moved that
the Board confirm the appointment of Paul Ralston as leader of
the University Orchestra for the present semester, vice E. E.
Williams, resigned on account of ill health, at the stipend of
$100 for the semester.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams, the President was authorized to engage
Miss Dorothy Crandall at a salary of $1800, for the year begin-
ning August 1, 1926, to take charge of the public school music,
the elective University music courses, the Women's Glee Club,
and, if possible, the Orchestra, and to make such arrangement as
might be necessary to care for the Band and the Men's Glee Club
and, if Miss Crandall cannot handle the Orchestra, the Orchestra,
as might seem to him necessary if Miss Crandall can and will take
care of the other music work for the University year 1926-27.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

On motion of Judge Talbot, Chairman Pratt and President Clark
were authorized to employ Mr. Brickham, or such other engineer
as they deem proper, under such terms and conditions as they
deem proper, to increase and extend the present hot water heat-
ing plant so that it will provide sufficient heat for the new
buildings built and to be built and so it will properly serve
the old buildings, to the end that all buildings on the Campus
may be properly heated by hot water, such additions and alter-
ations to the present plant to be made at a cost of not to ex-
ceed $50,000.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            No
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

The meeting of the Honorary Board of Visitors, customarily fall-
ing on Monday, was advanced to Friday and the Commencement meet-
ing of the Regents, generally falling on Tuesday preceding Com-
mencement Wednesday, was set for Saturday preceding Baccalaureate
Sunday, since Commencement Day has been advanced from Wednesday
to Monday.  The Commencement schedule is, therefore, for the
year 1926, as follows:

    Meeting of the Honorary Board of Visitors, May 7th
    Commencement Meeting of the Board of Regents, May 8th
    Phi Kappa Phi Banquet, May 8th
    Baccalaureate Sunday, May 9th
    Commencement, May 10th

Adjourned with understanding that the Executive Committee is
to meet at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, February 27th, to care
for the routine, month-end business.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman