02/09/1915

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 9-10, 1915
 



02-09-1915
Volume OD - Pages 563-590

                         Reno, Nevada
                       February 9, 1915

Adjourned meeting of the Board of Regents resumed on February 9
at 9 o'clock, at the President's office at the University.  The
following members were present:  Regents Codd, Pratt, O'Brien,
Sullivan and Chairman Henderson, President Hendrick and Assist-
ant Secretary Gorman.

The Board proceeded to the examination of the estimates of the
University for the ensuing biennial.  The schedules indicating
the receipts and expenditures for the past biennial were pre-
sented by the Comptroller.  After minute examination of these
schedules it was moved by Mr. Codd, seconded by Mr. Pratt, that
the Regents request the Legislature of the State to set a tax
rate which will yield a sufficient sum to cover an expenditure
for 1915-16 of $203,022.00, to be made up as follows:

    Administrative Salaries            $12,600.00
    Clerical Salaries                    3,000.00
    Buildings and Grounds               19,220.00
    Instructional Salaries              26,660.00
    General Expense                     38,125.00

Total of $99,605.00 for the year 1915, to which will be added
an increase of $3812.50, being 10% of the general expense for
1915, for the year 1916, making a total of $103,417.50 for 1916.
Motion carried unanimously, voting for it were Pratt, Codd,
O'Brien, Sullivan and Henderson.  This fund is to be known as
the Maintenance Fund of the University for the biennial.

Discussion took place upon the various Public Service Divisions
of the University, more particularly upon the Department of Food
and Drugs Control and Weights and Measures, and the Department
of Veterinary Science.  The President's recommendation was that
the police powers be taken out of these Departments, but if the
Governor did not favor this, then that the appropriation for
these Departments should be left as in the previous biennial.

The Departments considered as belonging to the Public Service
Division, with the appropriations necessary for their mainte-
nance, are listed as follows:

    State Analytical Laboratory             $ 5,000.00
    State Hygienic Laboratory                10,000.00
    Food and Drugs Department and
    Weights and Measures                     14,000.00
    Veterinary Science                       12,000.00
    Soils Laboratory                          2,000.00
    Extension Division                        4,587.00
    Experiment Station                        2,000.00
    Engineering Experimentation               5,000.00

making a total of                           $54,587.00

Motion made by Mr. Pratt, seconded by Mr. O'Brien, that the
Legislature be asked to appropriate $54,587.00 for the main-
tenance of the Public Service Division of the University.  On
record vote:  aye - Pratt, Codd, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman
Henderson.

Motion made by Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Mr. Pratt, that the
Legislature be asked to grant $5000 for the Regents' Contingent
Fund.  On record vote:  aye - Pratt, Codd, O'Brien, Sullivan
and Chairman Henderson.

A discussion took place upon the advisability of asking the
Legislature for a sum of money so that there might be establish-
ed in connection with the Veterinary Department a station for
the production of serums and vaccines, etc.  It was pointed out
that the Cattle Growers' Association in discussing the matter
had expressed themselves as very favorable to it, particularly
as it gave them warrant that the vaccines and toxins would be
effective in the control of disease, that the commercial vaccines
and serums were very disappointing and that they resulted some-
times in the introduction of infectious diseases.

Motion made by Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Mr. Pratt, that the
Legislature be asked for an appropriation of $3000 for the sup-
port of this enterprise.  The following voted in favor of the mo-
tion:  Pratt, Codd, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson.

Discussion took place about clearing the title of a certain part
of the Campus, and it was the consensus of opinion that Mr. R.
M. Price should be invited to draw up a bill which will request
the Legislature for an appropriation of a sum of money, approxi-
mately $10,000, to be used in taking up any claims which may be
presented against this piece of property, one of the terms and
stipulations of the bill being that the claims shall be present-
ed within two years from the date of the passage of this bill.

Resolutions were introduced and unanimously adopted that the
Legislature be requested to make appropriations as follows:

    An appropriation for the purchase of the Evans tract of
    land; this transaction had been approved by the State
    Board of Examiners, amount $7,837.50

    That $10,000 be appropriated for the maintenance of the
    State Normal School.

    That $4000 be appropriated for the maintenance of a Summer
    School at the University.

The President presented a resolution that Mr. C. P. Campbell, a
graduate of Stanford University, who until recently had been
employed in the Mechanical Department of that institution, be
appointed Instructor in this institution, at a salary of $125
per month, beginning with February 1, and terminating July 1,
1915, unless renewed by the Board of Regents.  Motion made by
Mr. Codd, seconded by Dr. Sullivan, that the recommendation be
approved.

Discussion took place as to the relation of the University to
the State Experiment Farms located in Elko and Clark Counties.
President Hendrick explained that he had been called to Carson
by the Governor to discuss with the friends of the Clark County
farm the relation of the University thereto.  The President read
to the Board a letter addressed to the Honorable Ira Mc Farland,
which defined the relation of the University to the Experimental
Farms.  The letter appears as follows:

                             February 10, 1915

    Hon. Ira Mc Farland
    Carson City, Nevada

    Dear Sir:

    In conformance with your request I am sending herewith a
    statement concerning our position as to the Clark County
    Farm.

    I suggest that the Act of 1907, approved February 28, 1907,
    being section 469 of the revised laws of Nevada, be amended
    to read as follows:

    1.  Board of Control.  The Board of Control of the State
        Agricultural Farm located at Logan, Clark County, Nevada,
        shall consist of the Board of Regents of the University
        of Nevada.  The farm shall be conducted under the direc-
        tion of the President and Board of Regents of the Uni-
        versity of Nevada, with an advisory committee of three
        members who shall be nominated by the Governor within 30
        days after the approval of this Act.  The advisory board
        shall hold office for two years from the date of their
        appointment and shall receive for their services a com-
        pensation of ten dollars ($10) monthly.  In the admin-
        istration of this experimental farm the Board of Regents
        of the University shall appoint a superintendent and
        shall designate a member of the faculty of the Univer-
        sity of Nevada who shall be responsible for the sci-
        entific side of the farm's management.

    The member of the faculty thus appointed shall be allowed his
    actual traveling expenses and during the time he is absent
    from the University his salary shall be paid out of the funds
    appropriated for the conduct of this term.

    Section 470 should be repealed.

                             Yours very truly,

                         /s/ A. W. Hendrick
                             President

Motion made by Mr. Pratt, seconded by Mr. O'Brien, that the
recommendation of the President be adopted as the position of
this University.  Resolution carried unanimously, voting in
favor it it were:  Regents Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and
Chairman Henderson.

Meeting adjourned until 2:00 P.M.

Meeting reconvened at 2:00 P.M. with all members present:  Codd,
Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson.

The President reported upon the correspondence with Mr. E. A.
Howes, who had been suggested as Director of the Extension Divi-
sion of the University.  Mr. Howes declined the position on the
ground of his wife's poor health, and the President was instruct-
ed to make another recommendation at his convenience.

The Board then proceeded to a consideration of the Bylaws of the
Board of Regents and the Statutes of the University of Nevada.
Moved by Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Mr. Codd, that the Bylaws
of the Board of Regents, as read, be approved.  Motion carried,
voting in favor of same were Regents Codd, Pratt, O'Brien,
Sullivan and Chairman Henderson.

                   BYLAWS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

                             ARTICLE I

    Meetings

    Section 1.  All meetings of the Board of Regents shall be
    held at the University unless otherwise ordered.  The mem-
    bers shall be notified by mail or telegraph.

    Section 2.  The Board shall hold its annual meeting on the
    second Tuesday of March, and quarterly meetings on the said
    day of June, September and December of each year unless the
    time of such meetings shall be changed by action of the
    Board.  The Board shall hold an organization meeting on the
    first Monday of January in each odd numbered year and a
    Commencement meeting on the day next preceding Commencement
    Day in each year.

    Section 3.  Special meetings of the Board may be called
    whenever deemed necessary by the Chairman or any three mem-
    bers of the Board by giving notice thereof by mail or tele-
    gram to each member of the Board.  Such notice shall indi-
    cate the general character of the business to be transacted
    at the meeting.

    Section 4.  The majority of all members of the Board shall
    be a quorum to transact business unless as herein otherwise
    provided; a smaller number may meet and adjourn to some
    other time or until such quorum is obtained.

                             ARTICLE II

    Order of Business

    Section 1.  At all regular meetings and at special meetings
    so far as may be applicable, the following order of busi-
    ness shall be observed, unless modified by a majority vote
    of the Board.

        1.  Roll call
        2.  Reading and approval of the minutes of previous
            meetings, provided however that if a typewritten
            copy has been furnished each member at the be-
            ginning of a session, the reading of the minutes
            may upon motion be dispensed with
        3.  Election of Officers
        4.  Unfinished business
        5.  Reports and recommendations of the President of the
            University
        6.  Reports and recommendations of the Chairman of the
            Board
        7.  Reports of Committee
        8.  Commmunications and petitions
        9.  New business

                             ARTICLE III

    Rules of Order

    Section 1.  Cushing's Manual of Parliamentary Practice shall
    govern the cause of all business and debate so far as it
    may be applicable to this body.

    Section 2.  All motions, resolutions and proposals shall be
    reduced to writing before being voted upon.

    Section 3.  No "second" shall be required to any motion.

    Section 4.  A record vote of the Board shall be had upon all
    propositions for the appropriation of funds of the University
    of its expenditure or to create any liability or upon the
    sale, purchase or leasing of real estate, or sale of bonds,
    and upon any contract for the construction of buildings, or
    any amendment or revision of the statutes of the University
    or Bylaws of the Board and upon the demand of any member of
    the Board made before the announcement of a vote otherwise
    taken.

    Section 5.  Motion to reconsider shall not be in order un-
    less made by a member who voted upon the prevailing side,
    provided that upon notice then given by such members that
    he will make such a motion at the next meeting, it may then
    be made under the order of unfinished business.

                             ARTICLE IV

    Committees of the Board

    Section 1.  At the organization meeting in January of each
    odd numbered year, the Board shall elect two members of an
    Executive Committee, consisting of three members, the Chair-
    man of the Board to be Chairman ex officio.  Each member
    shall hold office for two years or until his successor is
    elected.

    Section 2.  Said Committee shall meet whenever the Chairman
    or two members thereof shall find it necessary for the
    transaction of any business which is urgent and cannot be
    postponed for a regular meeting of the Board.

    Section 3.  Said Committee shall possess all the powers of
    the Board when in session, provided that it shall not over-
    rule, revise or change the previous acts of the Board or
    take from the Board.  They shall not have power to sell, or
    purchase any real estate or bonds or other securities unless
    previously authorized by the Board.

    Section 4.  The Executive Committee shall make a record in
    writing of all its transactions and submit it to the Board
    at its next regular meeting signed by all the members agree-
    ing thereto.  Such record shall thereupon be incorporated in
    the mintues of the Board as an integral part thereof.

    Section 5.  The regular committees of the Board shall be ap-
    pointed by the Chairman of the Board and a list thereof in-
    serted in the minutes of the organization meeting.

    Section 6.  The following shall constitute the regular or
    standing committees of the Board and the members thereof
    shall hold office for two years or until their successors
    are appointed:

        Financial Committee        3 members
        Property Committee         1 member
        Instruction Committee      1 member
        Library Committee          1 member
        Student Welfare Committee  1 member

    Section 7.  The said committees shall consider all matters
    referred to them by the Board or by the President of the
    University as soon as may be and carry out orders of the
    Board insofar as they are empowered by the Board specifically
    so to do, and shall report their recommendations or actions
    in writing at the next meeting of the Board.

    Section 8.  Special committees may be created to take care
    of subjects specifically referred to them.

                             ARTICLE V

    Officers and Appointees of the Board

    Section 1.  The officers of the Board shall consist of a
    Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and Comptroller, who
    shall be elected for a term of two years.  They shall be
    elected at a regular meeting of the Board and shall hold
    office until their successors are elected and qualified.
    All vacancies for any cause shall be filled in like manner.

    Section 2.  The President of the University shall be elected
    at a regular meeting of the Board.

    Section 3.  The Board may at any time appoint such Deans,
    Professors and Instructors and such other subordinate of-
    ficers and employees as it may deem necessary.  Such appoint-
    ments and positions shall be held during the pleasure of the
    Board unless the term thereof shall be specifically fixed at
    the time of their appointment.

                             ARTICLE VI

    The Duties of the Officers or Appointees

    Section 1.  The Chairman of the Board -- It shall be the
    duty of the Chairman of the Board to preside at all its
    meetings and submit such recommendations and motions as he
    may consider proper concerning the business and interests of
    the University.

    Section 2.  The Secretary -- The Secretary shall keep the
    records of the proceedings of the Board and the books per-
    taining to his office and they shall be open for inspection
    by any member of the Board or officer of the University.
    He shall give notice of all meetings of the Board; he shall
    be ex officio clerk of the Executive Committee of the Board
    and shall keep its records; he shall notify the President
    of the University of all votes, orders or regulations of
    the Board relating to the management and control of the
    University.  He may appoint an assistant Secretary with the
    approval of the Board.

    Section 3.  The Secretary shall keep a journal (minutes) of
    the proceedings of the Board which shall indicate in summary
    statements all matters presented by the President of the
    University, and Secretary, Treasurer, or other officer, or
    communications of any character to the Board upon which ac-
    tion has been taken with identification references by title
    and number to all papers and exhibits in connection there-
    with.  Such communications shall not be spread upon the
    journal at large unless so ordered by a vote of the Board,
    provided that all regular financial or business statements,
    records or reports, or records of appointments submitted
    shall be entered in complete form therein.

    Section 4.  The Treasurer and Comptroller -- The Treasurer
    and Comptroller is authorized to receive payment of all
    moneys arising from gifts or bounties in any form to the
    University or for its benefit, all fees from students or
    others, proceeds from all sales of farm products or any
    articles of personal property, property of whatever kind or
    nature, fees for services rendered in any manner, and funds
    from any source whatever, other than in cases by law required
    to be paid to the State Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall keep
    the accounts of the moneys to his custody in such separate
    funds as shall be indicated by the Board of Regents or as
    are desirable and necessary for the proper and systematic
    accounting of the moneys coming into the treasury.  He shall
    deposit promptly in banks designated by the Board of Regents
    the entire amount of all moneys received by him except such
    as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the petty
    business of his office.  At each regular meeting of the
    Board the Treasurer shall report in detail the transactions
    of his office for the quarter next preceding the meeting and
    shall report the condition of the treasury at such time and
    also at any other time the Board may request.

    All requisitions for supplies, equipment, or for the expendi-
    tures of money for any purpose whatever shall be made on the
    prescribed form and shall be approved by the President of the
    University before the purchase or expenditure is made.  The
    Treasurer shall draw his warrant for the payment of claims
    against the University that have been authorized by the re-
    quired requisition, but in no case shall he receive or audit
    for payment any claim that has not been so authorized.

    Section 5.  The President -- The President of the University
    shall be the official administrator and executive of the
    Board.  He shall be ex officio a member of all committees,
    he shall attend the meeting of the Board of Regents and meet-
    ings of all committees.  He shall make such recommendations
    to the Board of Regents from time to time as may seem to him
    wise touching any phase of the University policy or adminis-
    tration.  He shall make all nominations for appointments to
    positions under the Board of Regents, and in case nomina-
    tions are not approved, he shall make others.  It is not ex-
    pected that the Board of Regents will accept without question
    all nominations of the President, but no appointments can be
    made without his nomination and no dismissal can take place
    without his recommendation.  All communications from an In-
    structor, officer or other employee of the University ad-
    dressed to the Board of Regents of the University or any com-
    mittee thereof shall be transmitted through the President of
    the University, and in case not first received by him shall
    be first referred to him before any action is taken therein.
    All rules, regulations or instructions of the Board of
    Regents or any committee thereof or any member thereof ad-
    dressed to any Instructor, officer or other employee of the
    Board shall be transmitted through the President of the
    University.  He shall perform such duties as may be pro-
    vided by the statutes of the University or of the State.
    The President of the University shall hold the same relation
    to the Board of Control of the Experiment as he does to the
    Board of Regents of the University.

    Section 6.  Deans, Professors and Instructors -- The duties
    of Deans, Professors and Instructors shall be such as may
    be defined by the statutes of the University.

                             ARTICLE VII

    Salary of Officers or Professors or Employees

    Section 1.  The salary of every officer, Professor, Instruc-
    tor or other employee of the University shall be fixed at or
    before the time of their appointment by the Board of Regents
    and warrants drawn in payment thereof monthly provided that
    alteration may be made at any time by the Board in regard to
    such salaries as conditions in the finances may require and
    the appropriation funds justify.

                             ARTICLE VIII

    Amendments and Repeals

    Section 1.  All Bylaws of the Board of Regents and all
    resolutions or orders heretofore passed inconsistent with
    the provisions of these Bylaws are hereby repealed.

    Section 2.  These Bylaws may be amended or repealed by a
    majority vote of record by all members of the Board con-
    stituting it by law, providing that copies of such amend-
    ment shall be submitted in writing at the beginning of each
    meeting.


It was moved that the Statutes of the University of Nevada be
approved.  Carried, voting in favor of same were Regents Codd,
Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson.

            STATUTES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

                       CHAPTER I

    Section 1.  All statutes, Bylaws and regulations hereto-
    fore in effect at the University 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.  The following articles of organization are sub-
    ject to amendment or repeal by the Board of Regents.

                      CHAPTER II

    Articles of Organization

    Section 1.  The general faculty of the University of Nevada
    shall consist of all persons who shall give instruction in
    any of the Departments of the University.

    Section 2.  The general faculty shall be classified as fol-
    lows:

        A.  The President
        B.  Vice President
        C.  Deans of the Colleges
        D.  Professors
        E.  Associate Professors
        F.  Assistant Professors
        G.  Instructors

    Section 3.  The President, Vice President and Deans of the
    separate Colleges shall constitute the Council of Adminis-
    tration.

    Section 4.  The President, Vice President, the Deans and the
    Heads of Departments of the rank of full Professor shall
    constitute the University Senate.

    Section 5.  The faculty of each School or College shall con-
    sist of all members of the general faculty associated with
    such School or College.

                     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 of each faculty.  It
    shall be his duty to secure efficiency in all Departments
    and orderly and economical administration and healthful
    development in all of the affairs of the University.  He is
    clothed with all authority needful to that end and for his
    acts is answerable to the Board of Regents alone.

    Section 3.  He shall be ex officio a member of all committees
    and shall be Chairman of all administrative committees.

    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.  Any matters in which the faculty of the College
    can legislate are within the administrative functions of the
    Dean of the College.  Administrative functions, therefore,
    of the Dean is equal in sphere with the legislative function
    of his College.  He shall be directly responsible to the
    President of the University for the carrying out of any Uni-
    versity policy and for the execution of all established rules
    or special instructions given by a superior authority.  He
    shall make an annual report to the President on or before
    the first day of June in each year in which he shall fully
    treat of the work of his College.  He may make reports or
    advance suggestions at any time and shall report to the
    President whenever requested to do so.

                       CHAPTER VI

    Section 1.  Subject always to the approval of the President
    and Board of Regents, the University Senate shall have leg-
    islative jurisdiction in all matters of government, disci-
    pline 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.

    Section 2.  There shall be the following standing committees
    of the University Senate:

        1.  Admission and Advanced Standing
        2.  Registration
        3.  Graduation
        4.  Schedules and Examinations
        5.  Library
        6.  University Publications
        7.  Graduate Study
        8.  Public Health

    Section 3.  There shall be such other standing or special
    committees as the University Senate may from time to time,
    with the approval of the President and the Board of Regents,
    create.

    Section 4.  All standing committees shall consist of three
    members who shall be nominated by the Council of Administra-
    tion and elected by the University Senate.

    Section 5.  All committees shall report their action to the
    Senate for approval and record.

                       CHAPTER VII

    Committees of the Council of Administration

    Section 1.  There shall be the following committees of the
    Council of Administration:

        1.  Student Affairs
        2.  Athletics
        3.  Public Exercises
        4.  Literary Contests
        5.  Public Health
        6.  Delinquent Scholarship
        7.  Scholarship
        8.  Electives

    Section 2.  The President, Vice President and Deans of the
    Colleges shall be ex officio members of all administrative
    committees.

                       CHAPTER VIII

    Functions of the Various Committees

    A.  Senate Committees

        1.  Admission and Advanced Standing - administers the
            regulations of the University regarding the admission
            of students to the University.

        2.  Registration - administers the regulations of the
            University regarding administration, conditions,
            failures, irregular hours, changes in study lists,
            granting leaves of absence and letters of honorable
            dismissal.  The Registrar shall be ex officio Secre-
            tary.

        3.  Graduation - determines whether students have com-
            pleted all requirements for degrees and passes on
            qualifications of candidates for advanced courses.
            The registrar shall be ex officio Secretary.

        4.  Schedules and Examinations - regulates the coordina-
            tion of lectures, schedules and examinations.

        5.  Library - represents the Senate in the administra-
            tion of the Library.

        6.  University Publications - has to do with the publi-
            cations of all literary and scientific works pub-
            lished by the University.

        7.  Graduate Study - to administer the rules of the
            Senate in relation to graduate study.

        8.  Public Health - make regulations for the control of
            the health of the study body.

    B.  Standing Administrative Committee

        1.  Student Affairs - has to do with the conduct of the
            students as members of the University community.

        2.  Athletics - supervises athletics within the Univer-
            sity and in intercollegiate events.

        3.  Public Exercises - has to do with the public Univer-
            sity exercises, lectures, assemblies, etc.

        4.  Literary Contests - acts as an advisory committee
            having to do with the intercollegiate and other
            literary contests.

        5.  Public Health - concerns matters in relation to the
            health of the University community.

        6.  Delinquent Scholarship - has to do with the status
            of students in the University so far as scholarship
            is concerned.

        7.  Scholarship - has to do with the awarding of scholar-
            ships and scholarship aid.

        8.  Electives - acts as adviser to all students in the
            University in the choice of electives.

                       CHAPTER IX

    College Faculty

    The faculty of each College directs the educational and in-
    ternal 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 Senate and
    the President and Board of Regents becomes the statutes in
    force in that College.  It shall not have authority to take
    away from any student any University privilege nor shall it
    entrench upon the executive duties of the Dean.  All matters
    which concern the welfare of each College which may require
    the action of the Senate shall be presented to that body by
    the Dean.  The faculty of each College shall organize and
    carry out its functions as it deems wise.  The Dean shall be
    Chairman of the faculty and ex officio Secretary of all
    committees.  The action of each faculty is subject to the
    approval of the President and Board of Regents.  A copy of
    the minutes must be filed with the President immediately
    following each meeting.

                       CHAPTER X

    Departments

    Section 1.  The Department is the educational unit in the
    University.  The Head of the Department shall be responsible
    directly to the President for the efficiency and educational
    effectiveness of the Department.  All communications to or
    from the Department shall be through him.  He shall be asked
    to nominate his assistants and make recommendations upon the
    Department's organization or equipment.  In courses or stud-
    ies in his Departments in which the instruction 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 com-
    municate directly with the President.  For general adminis-
    trative work the Head of the Department is in that College
    in which his major work appears, but it is expected that
    each Head of a Department will communicate with the Dean in
    each College in matters which concern his College, its stu-
    dents or its courses.  Generally it must be understood that
    the first responsibility of the University of Nevada rests
    upon the President and that although certain of his responsi-
    bilities may be delegated to the faculty or Deans or Heads
    of Departments, it is expected that he will be kept fully
    and accurately informed of all transactions which may either
    concern the faculty, the students or the people of the State
    of Nevada and which are the results of the action of any
    faculty member or officer of the University.

    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 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 College.  Direction
    in this sense means, however, nothing more than seeing that
    the rules and regulations enacted by the College faculties
    are being observed by the teaching force thereof.

    Section 2.  The President appoints the Heads of Departments,
    the Heads of Departments make all Department reports, prepare
    estimates for the expenses for the Department and are respon-
    sible for the distribution and expenditure of the funds
    assigned to it.

                       CHAPTER XI

    The Mackay School of Mines

    The Mackay School of Mines is under the jurisdiction of the
    faculty of the College of Engineering, and is controlled
    through the College of Engineering in its educational and
    administrative functions.  It is recognized, however, that
    the Mackay School of Mines has manifold external relations
    which imply the public dissemination of the result of science
    for practical application.  This is an administrative direc-
    tion of a kind that a faculty can hardly give.  This function
    of the Mackay School of Mines is performed by a Director.
    In the performance of his duties the Director is responsible
    to the President.

                       CHAPTER XII

    Public Service Division

    There are several Departments of the University that are
    performing public service duties.  These are under the direct
    control of the President and 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 member-
    ship and rank in the faculty is entirely independent of their
    duties in the Public Service Division.  Appointment to a
    Public Service Division will not of itself place the individ-
    ual upon the faculty of any College.

                     CHAPTER XIII

    The Division of Extension

    The Division of Extension is placed under the control of a
    Director.  As the Department is intimately related to that
    of instruction and research, cooperation and consultation
    is desirable between the Director of Extension and the Heads
    of Departments concerned.  In the administration of his of-
    fice the Director of Extension is responsible to the Presi-
    dent and Board of Regents.

                       CHAPTER XIV

    Research Division

    The main work of the University in research is conducted in
    the laboratories of the Agricultural Experiment Station.
    While it is desirable that the highest University teachers
    should take their part in undergraduate work and that their
    spirit should dominate it all, research should be a part of
    the aim of all Departments of the University.  The Agricul-
    tural Experiment Station is under the immediate control of
    a Director, though all projects undertaken and all expendi-
    tures proposed are subject 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 XV

    Tenure of Office

    The Board shall at all times select such Deans, Professors
    and Instructors and such other subordinate officers as it
    may deem necessary.  Such appointments and positions shall
    be held during the pleasure of the Board unless the term
    thereof shall be specifically fixed at the time of their
    appointment.

                       CHAPTER XVI

    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, and the President
    shall not give leave of absence longer than two weeks with-
    out previous permission of the Board of Regents, nor without
    authority shall any member of the instructional force be
    entitled to receive special compensation for any services
    performed during the term time of the University in line
    with his profession or calling.

                       CHAPTER XVII

    Outside Service

    No one connected with the instructional force of the Univer-
    sity shall be employed in any work that does not naturally
    come within the scope of his duties or for which added
    compensation will be accepted except with the approval of
    the President of the University and the action of the Board
    of Regents in regular session.

                       CHAPTER XVIII

    Reports of Officers and the Faculties

    The Deans and Directors of the several Colleges and Schools
    shall make an annual report to the President and Board of
    Regents of the condition and progress of the work in their
    charge.  The reports of all faculty committees and the min-
    utes of all faculties shall be immediately filed with the
    President.  The President may call for any special report
    from any officer or employee of the University at any time.

                       CHAPTER XIX

    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 the
    honors shall be entered, as well as all historic matters
    concerning the University.  The policy of the Library shall
    be determined by the University Senate and shall be admin-
    istered by a committee thereof.

                       CHAPTER XX

    Care of Property

    All apparatus, museum material, scientific collections and
    other University property appertaining to the various Depart-
    ments shall be in the immediate care of the Professors in
    the respective Departments to which such material belongs,
    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 XXI

    Buildings and Grounds

    The President has full control of the use of the buildings
    and grounds of the University so far as they are for the
    faculty and students of the University, but the buildings
    and grounds for other than the University uses are in charge
    of the Executive Committee of the University.

                       CHAPTER XXII

    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 with some well regulated custom or usage, or
    with the distinct approval of the President and Board of
    Regents.

                       CHAPTER XXIII

    Miscellaneous Regulations for the University Senate

    Section 1.  The University Senate shall hold its regular
    meetings at 4:45 P.M. on the first Tuesday of October,
    December, February, April and June, and at other times at
    the call of the President.

    Section 2.  The order of business at the meetings shall be:

        A.  Roll call of members
        B.  Reading of minutes of previous meeting
        C.  Receiving the report of the Council of Administration
        D.  Receiving the reports of the Colleges and Schools
            as follows:
            1.  The College of Arts and Science and Education
            2.  The College of Engineering
            3.  The College of Agriculture
        E.  Reports of Standing Committees
        F.  Reports of Special Committees
        G.  Unfinished business
        H.  New business
        I.  Notices and suggestions by the President

    Section 3.  The President of the University or the Vice
    President shall preside at the meetings of the Senate.  The
    Secretary shall be elected from the members of the Senate at
    the first meeting of the University year.  The election shall
    be from nominations from the floor of the Senate and shall
    be by ballot in case there is more than one nomination for
    the office.

    Section 4.  The following committees of the Senate shall be
    elected at the first meeting of the year, or as soon after
    as practicable, upon nominations presented by the Council of
    Administration, each committee to consist of 5 members and
    to hold office until their successors are elected.

        A.  The Committee on Educational Policy
        B.  The Committee on the Order of the Day

    Section 5.  The duties of these committees shall be as
    follows:

        A.  To consider and recommend to the Senate lines of
            policy and other measures in their several provinces.
        B.  To act upon all matters referred to them by the
            Senate.

    More specifically the duties of these several committees
    shall be as follows:

        A.  The Committee on Educational Policy shall consider
            and propose measures concerning such matters as the
            character of the various courses of study leading
            to the degrees offered by the University, their
            general continuity, the correlation of subject, the
            plan of work required for the various degrees, the
            relation of the University as an educational insti-
            tution to the public, the establishment of new lines
            of educational work.

        B.  The Committee on the Order of the Day shall prepare
            for each session of the Senate the topic or program
            of topics for discussion and to this end have such
            knowledge in advance of reports or recommendations
            likely to lead to or require debate.  It shall not
            be limited, however, to the work of the committees
            created for special purposes but shall have full
            power to suggest any discussion in which in their
            judgment the Senate should be considered.  It should
            whenever possible post or furnish to the members of
            the Senate its orders of the day one week in advance
            of the next meeting.

Motion made upon the recommendation of the President that all
State and Federal laws relating to the University and all Bylaws
of the Board of Regents and Statutes of the University of Nevada
be codified and printed.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt,
Sullivan, O'Brien and Chairman Henderson.

The Board discussed the question of the control of the conduct
of the students and the President was instructed to present im-
mediately to the Board the recommendations of the faculty or
of any official of the University concerning rules of conduct
for the students and organizations of the University.  The Pres-
ident was ordered to have these printed and to have them go into
effect immediately as approved.

The Comptroller presented the financial statements of the month
to the Board.  Upon motion of Mr. Codd, they were approved and
the bills ordered paid.

              State Claims Allowed by the Board at
                   Meeting of February 9, 1915

University State Tax Fund

881        Employees of the University      Salaries   $ 1,539.20
882        Employees of the University      Salaries     1,223.76
883        Nevada Industrial Insurance Co.  Premiums       534.45
884        J. I. Allenbach Fuel Co.         Fuel Oil     1,949.70
885        Employees of the University      Salaries       437.37
886        Employees of the University      Salaries     3,862.08
                                                       $ 9,546.56

List of checks drawn since January 1, 1915

No.        To Whom Drawn            For                   Amount

  1        Washoe County Bank       J. E. Stubbs Note
                                    Interest $ 33.33
                                    Note     $500.00   $   533.33
  2        A. Evans, Jr.            137# hog at 13 1/2
                                    cents - Dining Hall     18.50
  3 to 184 January Payroll                              14,259.17
185        Richard Brown            January salary         100.00
186        Grover L. Krick          Scholarship loan        75.00
187        Thomas Hobbins           Salary                  16.25
188        Riverside Hotel          Banquet                523.62
                                                       $15,525.87

Meeting adjourned to meet at the regular quarterly meeting the
seconded Tuesday in March.

                             Charles B. Henderson
                             Chairman

C. H. Gorman
Acting Secretary