02/09/1973

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 9-10, 1973








02-09-1973

Pages 60-76

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                         February 9, 1973



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Moyer Campus

Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

                  Mr. James Buchanan, II

                  Miss Flora Dungan

                  Mr. Harold Jacobsen

                  Louis Lombardi, M. D.

                  Mr. William Morris

                  Mr. Mel Steninger

                  Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent:   Mr. Paul Mc Dermott



Others present:   Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

                  President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

                  President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

                  President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

                  President John M. Ward (DRI)

                  Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

                  Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

                  Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

                  Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

                  Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

                  Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

                  Mr. Mark Hughes (UNLV)

                  Executive Vice President J. Clark Davis (WNCC)

                  Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

                  Dr. Joseph Crowley (UNR)

                  Dr. Paul Fenske (DRI)

                  Mr. Kenneth Searles (CCCC)

                  Mr. Mike Mason (CSUN)

                  Mr. Richard Elmore (ASUN)



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 9:15 A.M.



 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting



     The minutes of the regular session of January 12, 1973 were

     submitted for approval.



     Miss Thompson requested that the minutes be corrected to

     reflect an omission in Item #44B of the seconder and the

     vote (motion was seconded by Dr. Lombardi and carried with-

     out dissent) and to accurately reflect reference in Item

     #44C to a 4-1-4 calendar rather than 4-4-1.



     Miss Thompson moved approval of the minutes as corrected.

     Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



 2.  Report of Gifts



     Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the Pres-

     idents was recommended (report of gifts identified as Ref.

     2 and filed with permanent minutes).



     Miss Thompson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Morris, carried without dissent.



 3.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



     President Zorn requested approval of the following transfer

     of funds:



     #73-42   $13,794 from Contingency Reserve to Insurance, to

              cover increased insurance costs for current fiscal

              year.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



 4.  Confirmation of Mail Ballot



     President Zorn recalled that on January 19 the Board was

     requested to respond to a mail ballot concerning the award

     of a contract for additional work to be done under the

     Site Improvement, Landscaping and Utility Extension project

     at UNLV.  Five affirmative votes were received at which

     time the State Planning Board awarded the following con-

     tracts:



     Proposition I, Base Bid and Alternate A to

         Formost Irrigation Company                 $10,061

     Proposition II, Base Bid to

         Southern Nevada Concrete Company             1,070

                                                    $11,131



     President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended con-

     firmation of the action taken as a result of the mail

     ballot.



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

     carried without dissent.



 5.  Solar Energy Research



     President Ward requested authorization to seek legislation

     from the 1973 Legislature designating the Desert Research

     Institute as the agency to embark upon a program of solar

     energy research.  He stated that he believed that such a

     bill would be of value when approaching federal and private

     sources for support.  He further stated that he was not

     able to determine at this time whether or not this would

     result in the establishment of a new laboratory, but if a

     separate laboratory appears to be desirable, that decision

     would be subject to Board review.  No State funding beyond

     the State appropriation to be received from the 1973 Legis-

     lature for the Institute would be requested.



     A proposed bill for this purpose was submitted for review,

     as follows:



         Section 1.  Chapter 396 of NRS is hereby amended by

         adding thereto a new section which shall read as

         follows:



         1.  The Legislature finds that:



             (a)  Basic scientific research is essential to any

                  real solution of the energy crisis affecting

                  many parts of the nation.



             (b)  Investigation of the potential contribution

                  of harnessed solar energy may offer some

                  significant answers to the problem of di-

                  minishing power resources.



             (c)  The facilities of the Desert Research Insti-

                  tute are uniquely capable of being applied to

                  the study of solar energy as a source of

                  power generation.



         2.  The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada,

             through the Desert Research Institute, shall under-

             take research concerning the use of solar energy

             as a source of power.  As a part of such study,

             consideration shall be given to the relative ad-

             vantages and disadvantages of the various methods

             of power generation through the utilization of

             solar energy.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the proposed bill.  Motion

     seconded by Mr. Buchanan.



     Miss Dungan moved to amend the proposed bill in paragraph

     2 to state "The Board of Regents of the University of

     Nevada, through the Desert Research Institute, is author-

     ized and encouraged to undertake research ...".  Motion

     to amend seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



     Motion as amended carried without dissent.



 6.  Proposed Legislation Regarding Exchange of Students, CCD



     President Donnelly reported that the Board of Governors

     of California Community Colleges has the authority to

     enter into interstate attendance agreements for the ex-

     change of residents on a tuition-free, one-for-one basis.

     The Community College Division would like to participate

     in this kind of exchange for selected programs and re-

     quests that legislation be sought from the 1973 Legisla-

     ture to allow this participation.  President Donnelly,

     Chancellor Humphrey and General Counsel Hug recommended

     that the Legislature be requested to amend NRS 396.540

     by the addition of the following paragraph:



         4.  In its discretion, the Board of Regents may enter

             into an interstate attendance agreement with any

             statewide public agency of another state which is

             responsible for Junior Colleges or Community Col-

             leges for the exchange of residents without tuition

             at Community Colleges on a one-for-one basis for

             the purposes of instruction.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Dungan, carried without dissent.



 7.  Request for Increase in Petty Cash Account



     President Donnelly requested an increase in the petty cash

     account for WNCC from $1000 to $2000.  He noted that sig-

     nature authority had been previously granted to J. Clark

     Davis and Patricia Miltengerger and will remain unchanged.

     The account is with the First National Bank, Carson City.

     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



 8.  Atkinson Property, CCD



     Mr. Hug reviewed the history of the gift to the Community

     College Division of a parcel of land located in Elko on

     what is known as the Prunty Ranch.  He noted that because

     of poor relations between the donor of the property and

     the present owners of the property surrounding this parcel

     the University has become involved in a very undesirable

     controversy.  The parcel is not useable to the Community

     College Division or the College of Agriculture.  However,

     he noted, the deed carries a reverter clause which states

     that if the property is not used by the University in its

     programs, it will revert to the donor.



     Mr. Hug suggested that the University either request the

     donor to remove the reverter clause to permit the sale

     of the land or allow the land to revert to the donor.



     Mr. Steninger urged that the University allow the property

     to revert and to remove itself from the controversy.  He

     suggested that sale of the property by the University, in

     the event the reverter clause is waived by the donor, would

     be doing a disservice to a third party.



     Dr. Lombardi moved that the donor be requested to remove

     the reverter clause from the gift deed and that an attempt

     be made to sell the property; otherwise, allow the property

     to revert.  Motion seconded by Miss Dungan, carried with

     Mr. Steninger opposing.



 9.  Authorization to Sell Stock



     President Miller reported that UNR has received a gift of

     268 shares of Transamerica Corporation stock from an anony-

     mous donor to be used for the purchase of books for the

     Nobel Getchell Library.  He requested authorization to sell

     the stock.



     Chancellor Humphrey concurred and recommended adoption of

     the following resolution for this purpose:



                         RESOLUTION NO. 73-3



         WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno has received

         268 shares of stock in the Transamerica Corporation;

         and



         WHEREAS, this stock is a gift from an anonymous donor

         to be used for the purpose of books for the Noble

         Getchell Library at the University of Nevada, Reno;



         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Re-

         gents of the University of Nevada does hereby author-

         ize Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey to sell the 268 shares

         of stock in Transamerica Corporation, to sign the

         necessary stock power, and to deposit the proceeds of

         the sale in the appropriate account.



     Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

     carried without dissent.



     Dr. Anderson moved that the donor be formally thanked on

     behalf of the Board.  Motion seconded by Miss Thompson,

     carried without dissent.



10.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



     President Miller requested approval of the following trans-

     fers of funds:



     #366   $16,000 from Contingency Reserve for Statewide

            Programs to operating category for the Nevada

            Bureau of Mines.  Funds are to be used for the

            publishing of maps resulting from the urban-

            environmental geology program.



            In order to finance these expenditures, the Bureau

            of Mines has prepared transfers from the profes-

            sional and graduate assistant salary catagories to

            the Contingency Reserve.  In addition, a transfer

            from the professional salary category of the Nevada

            Mining Analytical Laboratory to the Contingency

            Reserve has also been submitted.



     #368   $3,200 from the Contingency Reserve to the Engineer-

            ing Technology professional salary category to cover

            letters of appointment.



            Budget credits were transferred from Engineering

            Technology to contingency reserve in the amount of

            $4,600 in October.  At that time, neither Academic

            Affairs nor the Controller's Office were cognizant

            of the letters of appointment which would be re-

            quired for this Department.



     Chancellor Humphrey moved approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



11.  Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000, UNR

     (Deferred from January meeting)



     Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened December 29, 1972

     for the purchase of a calculator, plotter and keyblock

     system to be used to teach the use of modern calculating

     systems to students in Physics.  Three bids were received

     and reported to the January meeting with a request that

     the Physics Department be allowed additional time to re-

     view the bids.



     Bids received were as follows:



         Monroe Calculator                 $6,016.00

         Wang Laboratories                  7,885.00

         Hewlett-Packard                    8,641.56



     Mr. Pine stated that the bids submitted by Monroe Calcu-

     lator and Wang Laboratories do not meet specifications

     and recommended that the bid of Hewlett-Packard for

     $8,641.56 be accepted.  Funds are available from State

     appropriation and from National Science Foundation.

     President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



     Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



12.  Report of the Committee of the Whole



     Chancellor Humphrey requested confirmation of the action of

     the Committee of the Whole, as reflected in the minutes of

     a meeting of January 12, 1973, as follows:



         The Board of Regents met on the above date as the

         Committee of the Whole to consider new degree program

         proposals.  Present were:  Regents Anderson, Buchanan,

         Jacobsen, Lombardi, Mc Dermott, Morris, Steninger and

         Thompson, Chancellor Humphrey, Presidents Donnelly,

         Miller, Ward and Zorn.



         Phase II Proposal - Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene

                             Program, WNCC and CCCC



         President Donnelly presented a Phase II proposal for

         a Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Program to be

         initiated at Western Nevada Community College and

         Clark County Community College in Fall, 1973 subject

         to funding.  (Proposal on file in Chancellor's Office.)



         President Donnelly recommended approval.  Chancellor

         Humphrey concurred.



         Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the new program subject

         to funding.  Motion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried

         without dissent.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



13.  Approval of Final Plans, CCCC Phase I



     President Donnelly reported that the final plans for Phase I

     of Clark County Community College were complete and had been

     reviewed and approved by University staff and by the Clark

     County Community College Advisory Board, and are now being

     checked by the State Planning Board.  A summary of the proj-

     ect scope and budget was included with the agenda (identi-

     fied as Ref. 7 and filed with permanent minutes).



     President Donnelly introduced Mr. Edward Hendricks, from

     the firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, who

     presented the final plans.  Mr. Hendricks stated that

     cost estimates indicate the project is within the budget.



     Mr. Morris moved that landscaping, parking and exterior

     lighting for parking area be submitted as segregated bids.

     Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger.



     After further discussion of alternatives, the motion was

     withdrawn.



     Mr. Morris moved that landscaping, parking and site light-

     ing be bid as alternates.  Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger.



     Mr. Hancock pointed out that alternates must be accepted

     and awarded in the order in which they are listed in the

     bidding documents.



     Dr. Anderson moved to amend the motion to list alternates

     in the following order:



         Alt. #1 - Paving and Parking

         Alt. #2 - Lighting

         Alt. #3 - Landscaping

         Alt. #4 - Student Lounge



     Motion to amend seconded by Miss Thompson.



     Because of the concern over the legal implications of

     this kind of bidding procedure, Chancellor Humphrey sug-

     gested that further discussion be deferred until after

     lunch and that University and State Planning Board staff

     and the project architect meet with Counsel to develop a

     recommendation.



     Dr. Anderson moved to table.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



14.  Acquisition of Property for WNCC



     President Donnelly recalled that in January the Board

     authorized the Administration to obtain an appraisal on

     the Holy Cross School property in Sparks and to negotiate

     with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno for its possible

     acquisition for use by WNCC.



     President Donnelly reported that a second appraisal had

     been obtained and was $75,000 higher than the appraisal

     2 years ago.  He stated that he believed the property was

     a worthwhile acquisition; however, it has been determined

     that the projected enrollment for WNCC cannot be handled

     in that facility and the facilities at Stead would still

     have to be used.



     President Donnelly recommended that the Holy Cross School

     property not be purchased and that the Phase II funds be

     used at the North Reno site (i. e., the property acquired

     from BLM for use by DRI).  He noted that this recommenda-

     tion was supported by the State Planning Board, the Gover-

     nor and by the WNCC Advisory Board and the WNCC staff.



     Dr. Ward stated that DRI would be delighted to share the

     North Reno site with CCD, citing the advantages of develop-

     ing the plateau in cooperation with another Division of the

     University.  He concurred in the recommendation by Presi-

     dent Donnelly.



     Mr. Harry Wood, University Architect, reviewed the require-

     ments for site development to accommodate the two opera-

     tions, noting that providing the necessary access roads,

     extension of utilities, etc. will cost approximately

     $500,000 to $600,000, with the costs to be shared by DRI

     and CCD.  He pointed out that an easement would be required

     for construction of an access road and the University must

     make application for acceptance into the Sun Valley Water

     District or drill a well for water supply.



     Mr. Jacobsen suggested that perhaps the costs could be re-

     duced by negotiating with Washoe County for assistance with

     the site development.  Chancellor Humphrey agreed that the

     attempt should be made, but pointed out that the true costs

     of developing the site without that assistance should be

     identified in case it becomes necessary for the University

     to bear the total costs.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval of the recommendation by Pres-

     ident Donnelly that WNCC Phase II funds be used to develop

     the North Reno site.  Motion seconded by Miss Thompson,

     carried without dissent.



     Mr. Morris moved that the Administration be authorized to

     make application for inclusion in the Sun Valley Water

     District.  Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with-

     out dissent.



15.  Report of the Investment Advisory Committee



     Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the Investment Ad-

     visory Committee meeting of January 12, 1973 (identified as

     Ref. 14 and filed with permanent minutes).



     Dr. Lombardi moved that the action of the Committee be con-

     firmed.  Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without

     dissent.



16.  Report of the Plant and Property Committee



     Mr. Steninger presented the minutes of the Plant and

     Property Committee meeting of January 12, 1973 (identified

     as Ref. 15 and filed with permanent minutes).



     President Miller presented a recommendation from a screen-

     ing committee selected to nominate two architects to the

     State Planning Board for consideration and selection for

     the addition to the UNR Student Union building.  The two

     architects recommended for nomination are first choice:

     Casazza-Peetz & Associates and second choice:  Wilday, Lee

     and Curtis.



     Mr. Morris moved approval of the action of the Plant and

     Property Committee and the recommendation of the screening

     committee.  Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried with-

     out dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch at 12:00 noon and reconvened at

1:30 P.M.



17.  Report by Dean Robert Glennen, University College



     In response to a request at the January meeting, President

     Zorn arranged for Dean Robert Glennen to present an in-

     formational report on the status of the programs in the

     University College.  Dean Glennen spoke of the programs

     now underway within the College and some of the results

     obtained and also spoke briefly concerning his plans for

     new programs to be introduced at the appropriate time.



14.  Acquisition of Property for WNCC (continued)



     Mr. Hug reported that as a result of their meeting at noon,

     they had concluded that the best way to proceed would be to

     make a base bid, with the Student Lounge as the only alter-

     nate, and to encourage donations before the bids go out.

     Changes to the bids could be submitted up to 72 hours be-

     fore the bid opening if such changes should be considered

     desirable.



     Miss Dungan moved approval of the final plans with contract

     to be bid as recommended by Mr. Hug.  Motion seconded by

     Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



18.  Security Disclaimer



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the following

     resolution, noting that the alternative to such a resolu-

     tion would be for each Board member to submit to a security

     clearance:



                       RESOLUTION NO. 73-4



         BE IT RESOLVED that James L. Buchanan, II and Flora

         Dungan, who are citizens of the United States, will

         not require, nor will have, and can be effectively

         denied access to classified information in the pos-

         session of the organization and do not occupy posi-

         tions that would enable them to affect adversely the

         organizations' policies or practices in the performance

         of contracts for the Government.



     Miss Dungan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



19.  Districts and Terms of Office for Regents



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in accordance with legis-

     lative requirements, the Board took action in May, 1972 to

     establish the terms and sub-districts of the Board as it

     would be constituted in 1973.  However, no determination

     was made as to which sub-district (A) or (B) in District

     No. 3 is to be for the two year term, and which for the six

     year term, in the general election in 1974.  Mr. Steninger

     is the incumbent in sub-district (A) and Mr. Jacobsen is

     the incumbent in sub-district (B).  Also, no determination

     as to whether sub-district (A) or (C) of District No. 2

     will be for the six year term and which for the two year

     term in the general election in 1974.  Mr. Morris is the

     incumbent in sub-district (A) and Miss Thompson is the

     incumbent in sub-district (C).



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that this matter was placed on

     the agenda for discussion at Miss Thompson's request.  He

     also noted that Assembly Bill 18, if passed, would require

     that the member live in the sub-district from which he is

     elected.



     Mr. Morris suggested that the Board go on record as favor-

     ing amendment to existing legislation and presented a

     proposed amendment to NRS 396.040, 396.041 and 396.042, to

     accomplish the following:



     1.  Creation of four districts:  District No. 1 - Washoe

         County; District No. 2 - Clark County; District No.

         3 - Northern Nevada and Central Nevada Senatorial

         Districts; and District No. 4 - Western Nevada and

         Capital Senatorial Districts.



     2.  Deletion of 396.041 and 396.042 in its entirety.



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

     carried with the following roll call vote:



         Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Jacobsen, Dr.

               Lombardi, Mr. Morris, Mr. Steninger

         No  - Miss Dungan, Miss Thompson



20.  Provisional Graduate Standing



     Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the earlier action on this

     matter and noted the inclusion in the agenda of the follow-

     ing references (all references filed with permanent min-

     utes):



     Ref. 18A - The present UNR regulation concerning provision-

                al admission to graduate standing in master's

                programs, as approved by the Board of Regents

                May 8, 1970.



     Ref. 18B - The present UNLV regulation, as approved by the

                Board of Regents April 23, 1971.



     Ref. 18C - Excerpt from minutes on October 13, 1972 which

                explains the nature of the problem and the tenta-

                tive regulation adopted at that time, subject to

                review in December, 1972 but deferred until this

                meeting.



     Ref. 18D - Communication from Nevada State School Boards

                Association and the Nevada County Superintendents

                Association.



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that this matter has now been

     reviewed at both UNR and UNLV and different conclusions

     reached as to the policy for provisional admission.  He

     requested President Miller and President Zorn to present

     recommendations for their Divisions.



     President Miller recommended that the UNR policy be ap-

     proved as follows:



         For the Master's degree, a student may achieve full

         graduate standing by:



         1.  Possession of an undergraduate grade point average

             of 2.5 or better, or



         2.  Achieving a satisfactory score on the Graduate

             Record Examination or the ATGSB for graduate

             students in the College of Business Administration,

             or



         3.  Seeking graduate standing by means of Graduate

             Special:



             A student who has been denied admission to graduate

             standing through either of the first two routes

             described above may enroll as a Graduate Special

             student.  This Graduate Special status shall be

             changed to Graduate Standing upon successful com-

             pletion of one semester of full-time graduate study

             with a minimum of 9 graduate credits in courses

             previously approved by the Department Chairman, the

             Dean of the College and the Graduate Dean, with a

             grade of B or better in each course making up the

             9 credits.  9 credits of full-time graduate study

             in a single Summer may be regarded as equivalent

             to one semester.



             The 9 credits earned in this fashion, but only these

             9 credits, may count toward the degree.



             The GRE must be taken prior to attempting the 9

             graduate credit semester or term, or concurrently

             with it.



             Applicants shall be permitted only one attempt at

             the third route.



         Applicants who do not meet the normal admission require-

         ments fr graduate standing but plan to attempt the GRE

         or the 9 graduate credit semester route must so indicate

         on their application.  This is to insure proper counsel-

         ing.



         The above applies to all who seek admission for the 1973

         (Fall, Summer) and subsequent terms.



         For those already admitted to the graduate special cat-

         egory who elect any of the routes to graduate standing,

         the former policy of accepting a maximum of 9 graduate

         credits towards the Master's degree will still apply.





     President Zorn reported that since the October meeting, the

     UNLV Senate has further reviewed the proposal to have the

     Graduate Dean work directly with the Graduate Faculty and

     the cognizant Department Chairmen on Graduate College mat-

     ters, including admission.  The Senate approved the ap-

     proach and exception was not taken by Academic Deans.  Pres-

     ident Zorn noted that the reorganization of the Graduate

     College is still progressing and, for the time being, he

     wished to leave the provisional admission policy unchanged,

     except to acknowledge the change concerning the role of the

     Academic Deans, since no problems related to provisional

     admission at UNLV have been identified.  President Zorn

     recommended that the April 23, 1971 policy (as reported in

     Ref. 18B) remain in force except that the phrase "the Dean

     of the College" be deleted.  With that amendment the policy

     statement would read:



         A student who has been denied admission to Graduate

         Standing because of an overall undergraduate grade

         point average of less than 2.50 may be granted ad-

         mission as a Provisional Standing student upon the

         approval of the Department Chairman and the Graduate

         Dean.  Provisional Standing may be changed to Gradu-

         ate Standing upon successful completion of one semester

         of full-time graduate study -- specifically, a minimum

         of 9 credit hours previously approved by the Department

         Chairman.  10 weeks of full-time graduate study in a

         single Summer may be regarded as equivalent (9 course

         credits would constitute an acceptable full load during

         the two sessions of the Summer).



         A student may not remain on the Provisional Standing

         for more than one semester.  It is the student's

         responsibility at the end of the semester to file for

         a change of status.  Change of status must be effected

         prior to the close of the late registration period.

         Should the change in status not be effected, the result

         will be denial of admission to Graduate Standing through

         the Provisional Standing procedure.  The GRE route, how-

         ever, will still be open.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, with the recom-

     mendation that in adopting separate policies for the two

     Campuses, it be noted that it is the intent of the Board

     of Regents to provide any Nevada resident who is a graduate

     of an accredited institution of higher education an oppor-

     tunity to prove his ability to succeed in a master's program

     without the necessity of leaving Nevada.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



21.  Proposed Legislation



     Mr. Hug recommended that the University seek amendment of

     NRS 396.540 (b) to provide that one year be the required

     residence period before matriculation rather than six

     months.  This would amend the paragraph as follows:



         (b)  All students whose families reside outside of the

              State of Nevada, providing such students have

              themselves been bona fide residents of the State

              of Nevada for at least 12 months prior to their

              matriculation at the University; and



     Mr. Hug noted that 32 of the states have a 12 month wait-

     ing period, including the western states of California,

     Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Washington, Utah,

     Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and

     Alaska.  This amendment would place Nevada in accord with

     surrounding states.  The Presidents and Chancellor Humphrey

     recommended approval.



     Dr. Joseph Crowley spoke on behalf of the UNR Faculty Sen-

     ate, stating that they believed the amendment would be

     unduly restrictive and imposing the 12 month period may

     have adverse financial implications in that it will result

     in a decrease of out-of-state students.  They are concerned,

     he said, about taking this kind of action at a time when

     the Supreme Court is considering the matter.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried with Miss Dungan and Miss Thompson

     opposing.



22.  Proposed Legislation



     Mr. Hug commented on a problem with the legislation con-

     cerning unemployment compensation as passed in 1971.  He

     noted that the Federal Act required that the State adopt

     an amendment including Universities and hospitals.  In

     drafting the amendment there was, he stated, an apparent

     oversight in the bill when it failed to include an exemp-

     tion for the employment of students.  This has resulted

     in coverage where none was believed intended, since student

     employment is generally considered an additional, desirable

     method of providing financial aid, which would be discourag-

     ed by unemployment compensation requirements.



     Mr. Hug recommended, and the Officers concurred, that the

     1973 Legislature be requested to amend Chapter 612 to

     provide that student employees of the University shall

     not be eligible for unemployment compensation.



     Miss Dungan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



23.  Physical Education Facility, UNLV



     President Zorn noted that there is presently $144,000

     accumulated in the earned interest from the investment of

     the proceeds of the $2.5 million revenue bond issue on

     this project, and an additional $164,000 is estimated to

     be earned by the end of the project period, making a

     total of $308,000.  This money may be used on the project

     with the approval of the Board of Regents.  The project

     budget is $4,787,000 for the Gymnasium and $883,218 for

     the Natatorium.  The construction part of the budget is

     $5,011,000.



     President Zorn requested that the Physical Education facil-

     ity project budget be expanded by $308,000 by inclusion of

     the earned interest, subject to the availability of the

     estimated but as yet unearned portion of $164,000.  Chan-

     cellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



24.  Katherine Riegelhuth Scholarship



     Dr. Lombardi reported that Dr. Katherine Riegelhuth, a

     former faculty member of UNR, and recently deceased, had

     been the anonymous donor for a number of years of a

     scholarship to UNR.  He requested that the scholarship

     she had been providing anonymously be formally designated

     the Katherine Riegelhuth Scholarship and contributions be

     requested in her memory.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



25.  Amendment to By-Laws



     Miss Thompson asked that the By-Laws of the Board be amended

     to abolish all standing committees with the exception of the

     Investment Committee and to provide for the appointment of

     special committees as considered necessary.  She requested

     an amendment to the By-Laws to accomplish this be presented

     to the March meeting for first reading with final action

     to occur in April.



     Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



26.  NIC Coverage for University Athletes



     Chancellor Humphrey reported concerning NIC medical cover-

     age for University athletes, noting that in 1967 legisla-

     tion was passed to provide for this coverage on a two year

     trial basis.  Legislation has now been introduced to abol-

     ish this coverage because of the unfavorable loss experi-

     ence and committee action was taken to ask NIC to explore

     alternative coverage.  Chancellor Humphrey asked that he

     not be instructed to oppose the legislation but be allowed

     to work with NIC to develop some alternatives.



     Dr. Lombardi moved that the Chancellor he authorized to

     negotiate with NIC to develop alternatives to the proposed

     exclusion of UNS athletes from NIC coverage.  Motion second-

     ed by Dr. Anderson, carried without dissent.



27.  Information Agenda



     All business on the regular agenda was concluded and the

     information agenda was considered.  The information agenda

     included the following and is on file in the Chancellor's

     Office:



      1.  Committee Assignments (identified as Ref. A and filed

          with permanent minutes of regular action agenda)



      2.  Affirmative Action Program, UNLV



      3.  Final Graduation List, UNR



      4.  Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNR



      5.  Foreign Travel Report



      6.  Purchases in Excess of $8000, UNR



      7.  Transfer of Funds, UNR



      8.  Final Graduation List, UNLV



      9.  Progress of University Projects, UNR



     10.  Purchase in Excess of $8000, DRI



The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.



                             Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary to the Board

                                                       02-09-1973