02/10/1978

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 10-11, 1978








02-10-1978

Pages 163-185

                    BOARD OF REGENTS

              UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                   February 10, 1978



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

Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



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

                  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. John Buchanan

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

                  Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent:   Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

                  Miss Brenda Mason



Others present:   Acting Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

                  President William Berg, NNCC

                  President Jack Davis, WNCC

                  President Max Milam, UNR

                  President Lloyd Smith, DRI

                  Mrs. Bonnie Smotony, Secretary

                  Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

                  Ms. Joan Chambers, UNR Senate

                  Ms. Jo Anne Dain, WNCC/N Senate

                  Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S Senate

                  Dr. Joy Leland, DRI Senate

                  Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit Senate

                  Mr. John Mc Caskill, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at

10:35 A.M.



 1.  Approval of Minutes



     The minutes of the regular session of January 6, 1978 were

     submitted for approval.



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Ross, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Knudtsen requested that the following statement be included

in the record of the meeting:



     I would request that we add an emergency action item to the

     agenda at this time.  Since the preparation, mailing, and

     posting of the agenda of this meeting, I have become aware

     from several sources that the Campus atmosphere at UNR is

     one of unrest, tension, and disorientation to the point of

     adversely affecting the operation of the University and its

     ability to meet its responsibilities to the students and

     faculty.  This atmosphere obviously constitutes an emergency

     requiring immediate action of the Board of Regents at this

     meeting.  We cannot tolerate such an atmosphere until the

     next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.  I would,

     therefore, request that we consider the possibility of re-

     lieving UNR President Max Milam of his administrative duties

     as President of the University of Nevada, Reno and take

     whatever action is deemed necessary by the Board.



Upon motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, a supple-

mental agenda containing one item was admitted.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved reconsideration of the action taken at

     the January meeting concerning removal of Dr. Milam as

     President of UNR.  Motion to reconsider seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried by the following roll call vote:



         Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr.

               Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Ross

         No  - Dr. Anderson



     Chairman Buchanan called for discussion on the previous

     motion by Mr. Ross (from the January meeting) that Dr.

     Milam be removed from the Presidency of UNR.



     Ms. Joan Chambers made the following statement:



         At its meeting of February 9 the University of Nevada,

         Reno, Faculty Senate reaffirmed the procedures adopted

         by the University of Nevada, Reno, faculty and approved

         by the Board of Regents for the evaluation of University

         Officers, including the President.  A University-wide

         Evaluation Committee, made up of Deans, faculty, staff

         and students, is currently in the process of implement-

         ing that evaluation for submission to the Chancellor and

         to the Regents in May.



         The University of Nevada, Reno, Faculty Senate is op-

         posed to any action which ignores, violates or circum-

         vents existing procedures.  Such action will not only

         undermine the well-reasoned and objective procedures

         which were agreed to by all concerned, but is likely

         to lead to subjective decisions based on personalized

         interest.  The procedures were adopted specifically

         to assure that neither individuals nor special interest

         groups, especially those with an axe to grind, could

         unduly influence personnel decisions.  Decisions made in

         any but the fair and judicious manner agreed to are a

         threat to the faculty and to the University of Nevada

         System and are not in the best interests of higher

         education in Nevada.  Furthermore, they will tend to

         erode the creditability of the Regents with both the

         faculty and the public.



         Since the University of Nevada, Reno, Bylaws, which

         were approved by the Regents, do provide for a procedure

         to evaluate the President and since that procedure is

         currently underway, the Faculty Senate would urge the

         Regents not to undermine that process.



     Additional statements were made in support of President

     Milam's administration by Dr. Pat Beaulieu, Ms. Barbara

     Summers (on behalf of the Unit Senate), Mr. Don Jessup, Dr.

     Rebecca Stafford, Mr. Lefty Mc Donough, Mr. Don Heath, Dr.

     Harry Gianesschi, Dr. John Mc Caskill, Mr. Robert Kersey,

     Vice President Robert Gorrell, Dean John Nellor, Vice Presi-

     dent Dick Dankworth, Dean Arthur Baker, Dean Roberta Barnes,

     and Dr. John Marschall.



     Dr. Fred Anderson spoke in opposition to the motion, re-

     questing the Chairman to produce the letters and other

     evidence which he had reported as supporting the unrest on

     Campus.



     Motion carried with the following roll call vote:



         No  - Dr. Anderson

         Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr.

               Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Ross



     Chairman Buchanan reported that Dr. Robert Gorrell would

     serve as Chief Campus Officer until the next meeting of

     the Board at which time an Interim President would be

     designated.



     Dr. Fred Anderson requested that a special meeting of the

     Board be called for the purpose of naming an Interim Presi-

     dent.  It was agreed that such a meeting would be scheduled

     as soon as the Acting Chancellor had an opportunity to con-

     sult with the UNR Faculty Senate Executive Board and the UNR

     Academic Council.



Dr. Milam left the meeting and Dr. Gorrell assumed the responsi-

bility for presenting the remaining UNR agenda items.



 2.  Report of Gifts and Grants



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

     dents was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and filed

     with permanent minutes).



     In addition to the gifts reported with the agenda, Dr.

     Gorrell recommended acceptance of an offer from Nevada

     National Bank to sponsor a Scholarship/Trainee Program at

     UNR with the first scholarship to be awarded on May 1, 1978.

     Requirements and qualifications of the program were distrib-

     uted and are filed with permanent minutes.



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

     carried without dissent.



 3.  Report of Investment Advisory Committee



     Mr. John Buchanan presented the following recommendations

     from the Investment Advisory Committee resulting from the

     meeting preceding the Board meeting:



     (1)  Approval of the following sell recommendations from

          Valley Bank:



                        Proposed                         Approx.

                       Sale Price  Present    Proceeds    Gain

          Description   or Better   Price    from Sale   or Loss



          Combustion      $38        $34      $ 19,000  $ 8,080

              Engineering (leaves 500)

          Cone Mills       32         30        48,000   13,420

          Freeport         21         20        29,400    6,269-

          Minerals

          General Mills    31         29        31,000    1,267

          Intl. Tel & Tel  32         29        32,000    1,935-

          NLT              23         21        34,500      252

          Shering-Plough   29         28        20,300    1,862-

              (leaves 600)

          United Tech      36         35        36,000    8,462

                                              $250,200  $21,415



     (2)  Approval of the following purchase recommendations from

          Valley Bank:



                                   Proposed

          Nbr                      Purchase    Proposed   Present

          Shrs  Description          Price    Investment   Price



           800  American Tel & Tel    $50      $ 40,000     $59

          1400  Carnation              27        37,800      28

          1000  Combustion Engineering 29        14,500*     34

          1500  Cone Mills             25        37,500      30

          2000  Pittston               20        40,000      24

           700  Schering-Plough        23        16,100      28

                    (makes 1300)

           400  Sears (makes 1500)     23         9,200      26

          2000  United Air Lines       20        40,000      21

          1500  United Technologies    26        39,000      35

                                               $264,900*



             *  Out of balance



     (3)  Approval of the following sale recommendations from the

          First National Bank:



          4,000 Bausch & Lomb, approx. value             $204,000

          5,600 Hospital Corp. of America, approx. value  148,400

            200 IBM, approx. value                         51,900

                                                         $404,300



     (4)  Approval of the following sale recommendation from

          First National Bank for the Engel Unitrust:



           200 Metromedia, approx. value                 $  7,825



     (5)  Mr. Buchanan further reported that the Investment

          Committee considered a proposal from Messrs. Pinching

          and Shuman that they be allowed to invest the funds

          contained in the Pinching Memorial Scholarship in real

          estate loans with a guarantee of 12% interest and a

          guarantee of the principal, to be covered by a personal

          and corporate guaranty.  Mr. Buchanan stated that the

          Investment Committee did not recommend acceptance of

          this proposal in that it was believed inappropriate to

          make an exception to the recently adopted guidelines

          for management of the endowment fund which precludes

          investment in real estate.



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the recommendations of

     the Investment Advisory Committee as presented.  Motion

     seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



 4.  Request to Sell Stock



     Vice President Gorrell requested authority to sell 25,000

     shares of Chemex stock, with the proceeds of the sale to be

     used for assisting research programs of the Agricultural

     Experiment Station, especially those programs related to

     biochemistry.  The University currently holds 75,000 shares.

     Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



 5.  Completion of Student Health Service, UNR



     Vice President Gorrell recalled that in May, 1977 the State

     Public Works Board awarded a basic contract plus Alternate

     1 for a total contract of $197,875 for remodeling of Juniper

     Hall to accommodate the Student Health Service.  Alternates

     2 and 3, which provided for a complete laboratory and x-ray

     facility, were not awarded.



     Additional funds became available and in January the Board

     authorized the Administration to concur in the award of a

     contract by the State Public Works Board for the completion

     of the remodeling of Juniper Hall.  Bid results were as

     follows:



         K-W Builders                    $ 95,508

         Nevada Builders                  105,659

         Capriotti Construction           109,796



     Dr. Gorrell reported that a contract was awarded by the

     State Public Works Board to K-W Builders in the amount of

     $95,508.



 6.  Addition to Mackay Stadium, UNR



     Dr. Gorrell reported that bids were opened January 24,

     1978 for addition to Mackay Stadium, with the following

     results:



                                      Base Bid      Alt A



         Holcomb Construction Co.     $410,000     $12,700

         Nevada Builders               498,890      17,000

         K-W Builders                  529,427      15,053



         Alternate A - Aluminum seat boards and wood footboards

                       in bleachers.



     Dr. Gorrell and Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended that

     the Board concur in the award by the State Public Works

     Board of a contract to Holcomb Construction Company, in the

     amount of $422,700 for the base bid and Alternate A.



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

     carried without dissent.



 7.  Revision of Estimative Buildings and Grounds Sales Account,

     UNR



     Vice President Gorrell requested approval of the following

     revision to the Buildings and Grounds Sales Account to

     reflect an anticipated increase in the outside sales and

     service revenue:



                                       Current  Revision  Revised

                                        Budget Requested   Budget



         Revenue

           Opening Cash Balance       $ 40,610  $        $ 40,610

           Interdept. Sales & Service  160,000    50,000  210,000

           Outside Sales & Service      10,800    50,000   60,800

           Total                      $211,410  $100,000 $311,410



         Expenditures

           Classified Compensation    $ 16,980  $        $ 16,980

           Wages Compensaation          30,300             30,300

           Out-of-State Travel           1,000              1,000

           Operating                   150,000   100,000  250,000

           Ending Fund Balance          13,130             13,130

           Total                      $211,410  $100,000 $311,410



     Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



 8.  Proposal for Creation of Mackay Minerals Research Institute



     Vice President Gorrell requested approval of the creation of

     a University of Nevada Mackay Minerals Research Institute.

     He noted that the purpose of the Institute would be to per-

     form research in the general field of nonrenewable resources

     and to provide for the training of young scientists and en-

     gineers in the discipline in which the Institute has exper-

     tise.  Such research and training will include exploration

     for and the extraction, processing and development of min-

     eral resources, and will encompass geology, geography, min-

     ing and mineral processing, chemical-metallurgical technol-

     ogy, conservation and best use of available supplies of min-

     erals, recycling of metals and minerals, economic, legal,

     social, recreational, biological, ecological and other as-

     pects of mining, mineral processing and reclamation -- all

     with due regard for the protection of the environment.



     Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, noting that

     Board policy provides that "before any new degree program or

     new Department may be added, such proposals must be intro-

     duced at one meeting and voted upon no earlier than the fol-

     lowing meeting."  In conformity with that policy, this pro-

     posal will be included on the March agenda for action.



 9.  Postretirement Appointments, UNR



     Vice President Gorrell requested approval of the following

     postretirement appointments for the 1978-79 academic year:



         Alan Bible, College of Arts and Science

         Samuel A. Goudsmit, College of Arts and Science

         Rosella Linskie, College of Education



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



10.  Revision of Estimative Budget for Shop Account, DRI



     President Smith requested approval of the following revi-

     sion to the DRI Shop Account Estimative Budget:



                                     Current   Revision  Revised

                                      Budget  Requested   Budget



         Revenue                     $73,000   $80,000  $153,000



         Expenditures

         Salaries & Fringe Benefits  $65,133   $54,250  $119,383

         Operating                     7,867    25,750    33,617

         Total                       $73,000   $80,000  $153,000



     Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



11.  Appointment of Executive Director, Atmospheric Sciences



     Center President Smith made the following statement con-

     cerning the appointment of an Executive Director for the

     Atmospheric Sciences Center:



         A national search for candidates for the position of

         Executive Director of the DRI Atmospheric Sciences

         Center was conducted by a duly appointed Search Com-

         mittee of the DRI Faculty Senate.



         In accordance with Section 1.1.5 of the Bylaws of the

         Desert Research Institute, the Senate Search Committee

         presented to me a slate of candidates on January 25,

         1978.



         After having interviewed members of this slate and

         considered their qualifications, I have selected the

         one candidate that I consider to be most appropriate

         to direct the activities of the Atmospheric Sciences

         Center and whose scientific and administrative abili-

         ties will provide a very effective leadership of the

         Center.



         I therefore recommend the appointment of Warren C.

         Kocmond as Executive Director of the Atmospheric

         Sciences Center.  As Acting Director of the Center

         since January 15, 1977, he has directed the activities

         of the Center energetically and with distinction, al-

         ways keeping the total objectives of the Institute in

         mind.  He also drew commendations from members of the

         DRI National Advisory Board.



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

     carried without dissent.



12.  Summer Session Budget, 1978, CCCC



     Acting Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the follow-

     ing 1978 Summer Session budget for Clark County Community

     College:



         Revenue

           Opening Cash Balance            $ 23,700

           Revenue                          177,060

           Total                           $200,760



         Expenditures

           Professional Salaries           $170,324

           Wages                              6,240

           Operating                          4,000

           Out-of-State Travel                1,000

           Ending Fund Balance               19,196

           Total                           $200,760



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Ross, carried without dissent.



13.  Phase I Proposal - Air Conditioning/Solar Technology

     Program, CCCC



     Mr. John Buchanan moved to table presentation and consid-

     eration of this Phase I Proposal until the March meeting

     in order that President Bloyer might be present.  Motion

     seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



14.  Campus Improvements, NNCC



     President Berg reported the following bids received by the

     State Public Works Board for Campus improvements at Northern

     Nevada Community College:



     A.  Security Fence (December 15, 1977)



         Elko Building Supply, Elko           $3,625

         American Fence Company, Ogden         4,023

         Tholl Fence Company, Sparks           4,150



     B.  Covered Storage Area (January 9, 1978)



         Ormaza Construction, Elko            $4,975

         Lesbo Construction, Elko              6,300



     Dr. Berg recommended that the Board of Regents concur in the

     award by the State Public Works Board of contracts to Elko

     Building Supply for $3,625 and to Ormaza Construction for

     $4,975.  Acting Chancellor Baepler concurred.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



15.  Appointment to Advisory Board, NNCC



     President Berg recommended the appointment of Mr. Greg

     Austin from Winnemuca to the Advisory Board for Northern

     Nevada Community College.



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

     carried without dissent.



16.  Postretirement Appointment, WNCC



     President Davis recommended that Mr. Chauncey Oakley be

     offered a postretirement appointment at .90 FTE for the

     1978-79 academic year.  Mr. Oakley is an Instructor in

     Mathematics at the North Campus of Western Nevada

     Community College.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



17.  Phase I Proposal - Master of Science Degree Program in

     Geoscience



     Acting Chancellor Baepler presented a Phase I Proposal for a

     Master of Science Degree Program in Geoscience to be offered

     by UNLV.  He noted that the program will offer the initial

     professional degree in Geology and has as its prime purpose

     the education of students in the methodology of research.

     A copy of the Phase I Proposal is on file in the Chancel-

     lor's Office.  Dr. Baepler requested approval of this Phase

     I Proposal and authorization to proceed to Phase II.



     Mr. John Buchanan expressed concern about the projected

     budget, suggested that there might be some hidden costs,

     particularly in the area of library support, and urged that

     the undergraduate program be built up first before moving

     into a graduate program.



     Mr. Baepler agreed that the undergraduate program should not

     be penalized but suggested that both the undergraduate and

     graduate programs would benefit by the implementation of

     this master's program.  He noted that the Phase I Proposal

     was more extensive than is normally the case for Phase I;

     consequently, the Phase II Proposal would probably contain

     only slight modifications and additions.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval of the Phase I Proposal and

     authorization to proceed to Phase II.  Motion seconded by

     Mr. John Buchanan, carried without dissent.



18.  Phase I Proposal - Bachelor of Arts/Interdisciplinary

     Committee Degree



     Acting Chancellor Baepler presented a Phase I Proposal for

     a Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Committee Degree Pro-

     gram to be offered within the College of Arts and Letters.

     A copy of the Proposal is on file in the Chancellor's Of-

     fice.  Dr. Baepler requested approval of this Phase I Pro-

     posal and authorization to proceed to Phase II.



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Ross, carried without dissent.



19.  Request for Authorization to Sell Stock



     Acting Chancellor Baepler reported that UNLV has received

     400 shares of stock in the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Com-

     pany as a gift from Mr. Michael Annan to the UNLV Library

     Endowment Fund.  The Stock is valued at $20 per share for

     a total value of $8,000.



     Dr. Baepler requested authority to sell the 400 shares of

     stock in order that the proceeds may be credited to the

     UNLV Library Endowment Fund as specified by the donor.



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

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:35 P.M.



20.  Physical Master Plans, UNR and UNLV



     The physical master plans for the UNR and UNLV Campuses

     were presented by Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, and

     by the consultants, John Carl Warnecke and Associates.



     Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the plans

     as submitted, noting that a summary of the plans, as devel-

     oped by the consultants, will be distributed within the

     next several weeks.



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Ross, carried without dissent.



21.  Phase II Proposal - Associate in Applied Science Degree in

     Nursing, NNCC



     President Berg presented a Phase II Proposal for an Asso-

     ciate in Applied Science Degree Program in Nursing to be

     offered by Northern Nevada Community College.  Copy of Pro-

     posal is on file in Chancellor's Office.  Dr. Berg requested

     approval of the program and authorization to implement it

     immediately from funds provided by the community of Elko.



     Statements in support of the proposed program and assurance

     of community financial support were presented by Mrs.

     Dorothy Gallagher and by Dr. Leslie Moren on behalf of

     Elko General Hospital.



     Mrs. Knudtsen expressed concern about the program if contin-

     uing funding is not provided by the 1979 session of the

     Legislature.  Dr. Berg stated that the program will be the

     number one priority for new funding for Northern Nevada

     Community College and expressed confidence that the communi-

     ty support would continue until State funding can be secur-

     ed.  Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



22.  Professional Salary Schedule for 1978-79



     Acting Chancellor Baepler noted that the 1977-79 Biennial

     Budget request anticipated a 7% salary increase for all

     professional staff in 1978-79, and reported that the Work

     Program has been developed to accommodate that goal.  He

     reported further that the Division Senates and the System

     Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Compensation have con-

     cluded their discussions and have submitted the following

     recommendations:



     (1)  The UNR Senate recommends "an across-the-board salary

          increase equal to the increase in the Consumer Price

          Index (for the past 12 months) plus at least an addi-

          tional 1% for merit money."



     (2)  The UNLV Senate recommends a 6.6% across-the-board

          increase in the existing salary schedule, with any

          salary funds above the 6.6% to be used for merit

          and promotion increases.



     (3)  The Unit Senate recommendation essentially supports

          UNR Senate position.



     (4)  The System Ad Hoc Committee recommends that the Board

          provide for a 6.5% across-the-board increase to be

          achieved by a 6.5% increase in each step of the exist-

          ing salary schedules, and that the Board provide for an

          additional salary increment of at least 1%, to be used

          for merit increases for existing positions.



     Dr. Baepler noted that these recommendations were discussed

     with the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet on January 19, 1978,

     and submitted the following recommendations by the Officers:



     A.  That the Board of Regents provide for a 6.6% across-the-

         board increase for all system professional staff by in-

         creasing each step of the existing salary schedules by

         6.6%.  Normal transition for satisfactory service would

         be accomplished by moving each incumbent from this 1977-

         78 rank and step to the same rank and step on the pro-

         posed schedules.  (Schedules identified as Ref. 30 and

         filed with permanent minutes.)



     B.  Any salary funds above 6.6% be used for merit, inequity

         and promotion increases, with the stipulation that the

         full 7% allocated for salary increases be distributed.



     Dr. Joseph Crowley, Chairman of the System Ad Hoc Committee

     on Professional Compensation, reported that the Committee

     strongly recommends that 1% be set aside for merit and

     inequity increases, and supports the recommendation that

     the Board of Regents require that the full amount of salary

     of funds above the 6.6% required for across-the-board in-

     creases be allocated for merit, inequity and promotion.



     President Smith pointed out that salaries for DRI profes-

     sional staff do not conform to the prescribed steps on the

     salary schedules and, therefore, the full 7% allowed for

     increases will be allocated for merit and promotion.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the recommendations by the

     Officers for distribution of the salary monies for 1978-79.

     Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried without

     dissent.



23.  Phase I Proposal - Master's Degree in Land Use Planning, UNR



     Vice President Gorrell requested approval of a Phase I

     Proposal for a Master's Degree in Land Use Planning and

     Policy to be offered by UNR, noting that the Proposal is

     for an interdisciplinary degree, combining resources from

     the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Science, Business

     Administration, Engineering and Mines.  The program is

     designed to meet a need in the State and country in both

     government agencies and private firms for persons with

     technical skills as well as theoretical knowledge about

     land use planning.



     Dr. Glen Atkinson also commented on the proposal as included

     in the agenda (identified as Ref. 8 and filed in Chancel-

     lor's Office).



     Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the Phase

     I Proposal and authorization to proceed to Phase II.



     Mr. John Buchanan expressed concern about the title of the

     program, suggesting that such a title might be misleading

     and serve as a disadvantage to the students who select the

     program.  It was agreed that this concern would be addressed

     in the Phase II study.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



24.  Special Senate NCAA Investigative Committee Report



     Because of the absence of Dr. Clarence Ray, UNLV Senate

     Chairman, the discussion on this report was deferred until

     the March meeting.



25.  Report on Rebel Statue



     It was agreed that discussion on this item would be de-

     ferred until March, due to the absence of CSUN President

     Scott Lorenz.



26.  Proposed Amendment to Professional Employees Collective

     Bargaining Regulations



     Acting Chancellor Baepler reported that, at the request

     of the UNR and CCCC Faculty Senates, this item has been

     deferred to permit further review.



27.  Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



     Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in October, 1977

     the Board allocated $1,000 to provide travel funds for

     President Berg to attend meetings of the Chancellor's

     Advisory Cabinet and for President Berg, the NNCC Senate

     and the Unit Senate Chairman to attend meetings of the

     Board of Regents.  He noted that these funds have now been

     exhausted and requested an allocation of $2,000 from the

     Board of Regents Special Projects Account to supplement

     the account for the balance of the fiscal year.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. John

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



28.  Faculty Exchange Program



     Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in 1974 the Board

     authorized an allocation of $2,000 to be divided equally

     between UNR and UNLV for the purpose of funding travel ex-

     penses incurred in the exchange of faculty between the two

     Campuses.  In 1975 an additional $1,000 was provided for

     each of the two Universities and $1,000 to CCD to allow for

     faculty exchange among the Community Colleges.  These funds

     now have the following balances:



                       UNR       $  3.85

                       UNLV       421.83

                       CCD        610.73



     Dr. Baepler requested an allocation of $1,574.32 from the

     Board of Regents Special Projects Account to bring the

     accounts for UNR and UNLV up to $1,000 each, with the CCD

     account to remain at its present level for now.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. John

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



29.  Work Program for 1978-79



     Acting Chancellor Baepler presented the Work Program for

     1978-79, totalling $62,580,836, a 9.2% increase over 1977-

     78.  He noted that the format of the Work Program essential-

     ly follows that of the current fiscal year.  One significant

     difference, however, is the allocation of 7% in professional

     salary increase into a contingency reserve for distribution

     when salaries are established for 1978-79.



     Dr. Baepler also noted that the Work Program contains an

     augmentation for the School of Medical Sciences of $233,360,

     which is the amount of funds which will be generated by the

     third year medical students.  This income was not included

     in the Biennial Budget Request and will, therefore, require

     approval by the Budget Office and the Governor before the

     funds can be expended.



     Dr. Baepler also noted that the Work Program as submitted

     represents consensus among the various Divisions and approv-

     al by the Board is recommended, with the understanding that

     a revised document will be distributed for information once

     the salary distribution is determined.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the Work Program as submit-

     ted, with the understanding that a revised document reflect-

     ing distribution of salaries will be distributed for infor-

     mation.  Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without

     dissent.



30.  Redefinition of Full-Time-Equivalent Student



     Acting Chancellor Baepler reported that as a result of

     changes in graduation requirements, together with the influx

     of part-time students into higher education, the definition

     of a full-time-equivalent student has been revised in most

     states during the past several years.  Most institutions,

     including those located in the West, now define an under-

     graduate FTE student as one carrying 15 credits, rather than

     16, and a graduate FTE student as one carrying 8 rather then

     9 credits.



     Dr. Baepler noted that Nevada presently defines FTE students

     at the undergraduate and graduate level as students carrying

     16 and 9 credits respectively.  As a consequence, when stu-

     dent faculty ratios, or any other parameter of University

     or Community College programs that are based on the FTE stu-

     dent concept, are compared with other institutions, either

     in the West or nationally, the comparisons are inappropriate

     and lead to misunderstandings because of the different def-

     initions of the FTE student.



     The Officers recommended that, effective with the 1978-79

     fiscal year, the University of Nevada System change its

     definition of the FTE student from 16 to 15 credits at the

     undergraduate level and from 9 to 8 credits at the graduate

     level to bring UNS into conformity with standard practice

     currently existing in most other institutions.  Dr. Baepler

     emphasized that because the projected FTE enrollment con-

     stitutes a fundamental budget parameter, a change in defin-

     ition of the FTE student will have an impact on the Biennial

     Budget Request.  He further recommended that this definition

     of the FTE student be retained even if it is not accepted by

     the Budget Office or the Legislature for budget purposes.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. John

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



31.  Promotion to Emeritus Status



     Vice President Gorrell recommended the following promotions

     to Emeritus Status, effective July 1, 1978:



         Enrico Bertalot, Associate Professor of Foreign

             Languages and Literatures

         Alene R. Dickinson, Professor of Nursing

         Marjorie J. Elmore, Professor of Nursing

         George Herman, Lecturer in English

         C. Robert Locke, Director of Student Health Service

         Iona Mowrer, Associate Professor of Recreation and

             Physical Education

         Edward Olsen, Director of Information

         John S. Winston, Professor of Metallurgy



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

     carried without dissent.



32.  Recommendation for Promotion in Rank or Assignment to Rank



     The following recommendations were submitted for preliminary

     review and discussion, with action to be requested at the

     March meeting:



     A.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas



         Rosemary Witt, to Associate Professor of Nursing

         Richard Brooks, to Research Professor

         Richard Harp, to Associate Professor of English

         Charles Rasmussen, to Associate Professor of Psychology

         James Stivers, to Associate Professor of Music

         Robert Moore, to Associate Professor of Management

         Kevin Crehan, to Associate Professor of Education

         George Kavina, to Professor of Education

         Agnes Lockette, to Associate Professor of Education

         Robert Fisher, to Associate Professor of Chemistry

         Leonard Zane, to Associate Professor of Physics



         Assignment to Rank (reported for information)



         Myrlene La Mancusa, to Assistant Professor of Nursing

         Frederick C. Albrecht, to Rank II

         Wayne O. Pearson, to Rank II

         Ronald Browning, to Assistant Professor of Management

         Corryn Crosby, to Rank II

         Barbara Hanford, to Rank II

         Roger J. Barnson, to Rank II

         Richard Lansing Carhart, to Rank II



     B.  University of Nevada, Reno



         Johannes C. Guitjens, to Professor of Plant, Soil and

             Water Science

         Richard L. Siegel, to Professor of Political Science

         George R. Twardokens, to Professor of Physical Education

         Baldev K. Vig, to Professor of Biology

         Leonard B. Weinberg, to Professor of Political Science

         Thomas F. Cargill, to Professor of Economics

         James L. Hendrix, to Professor of Chemical Engineering

         Laing-Chi Hsu, to Professor of Geology

         Katherine Everson, to Rank IV

         Donald L. Klebenow, to Rank IV

         Watkins W. Miller, to Associate Professor of Soil and

             Water Sciences

         Richard L. Post, to Associate Professor of Horticulture

         Richard E. Brown, to Associate Professor of English

         Susan D. De Voge, to Associate Professor of Psychology

         Alan Gubanich, to Associate Professor of Biology

         Paul Page, to Associate Professor of Speech and Theatre

         Howard M. Reed, to Associate Professor of Economics

         Joel S. Colton, to Associate Professor of Physiology

         Darwin Bradfield, to Rank III

         Virginia Gobeli, to Rank III

         Ronald Gustafson, to Rank III

         David H. Mathis, to Rank III

         C. Linnis Mills, to Rank III

         Michael B. Mooney, to Rank III

         Sally S. Kees, to Rank III

         B. Jean Margerum, to Rank III

         Marsha H. Read, to Rank III

         Loretta A. Amaral, to Rank III

         Linda P. Newman, to Rank III



         To Assistant Professor or Rank II (reported for

             information)



         John G. Lenz, to Assistant Professor of Music

         Mildred Drew Harmon, to Assistant Professor of Nursing

         David Chamberlain, to Rank II

         Virginia C. Jacobsen, to Rank II

         Vada E. Trimble, to Rank II



     C.  Desert Research Institute



         Richard Bateman, to Associate Research Professor

         John W. Fordham, to Research Associate, Rank IV

         Patricia Harris, to Research Associate, Rank III

         John W. Hess, to Associate Research Professor, Rank III

         Roger L. Jacobsen, to Associate Research Professor,

             Rank III

         Paul M. Fransioli, to Research Associate, Rank II



     D.  Unit



         Niels H. Anderson, to Rank IV

         Brad Boman, to Rank III



         Assignment to Rank (reported for information)



         Edward H. Allen, to Rank I

         Dennis Ghiglieri, to Rank II

         Ronald R. Kendall, to Rank II

         Thomas Kendall, to Rank II

         Lois Kurtz, to Rank I

         Jack W. Salzberg, to Rank II



33.  Recommendations for Award of Tenure



     The following recommendations were submitted for preliminary

     review and discussion, with action to be requested at the

     March meeting:



     A.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas



         Vicky Onyett, Associate Professor of Nursing

         Mary Jane Watson, Assistant Professor of Nursing

         Catherine Bellver, Associate Professor of Foreign

             Languages

         Robert Burgan, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

         Carol Kimball, Assistant Professor of Music

         Scott Locicero, Assistant Professor of History

         Corina Mathiew-Higginbotham, Associate Professor of

             Foreign Languages and Literatures

         Charles Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Psychology

         Richard Sutton, Associate Professor of Political Science

         Thomas Wright, Associate Professor of History

         Duane Baldwin, Associate Professor of Accounting

         Ronald Browning, Assistant Professor of Management

         Betty Yantis, Associate Professor of Management

         Judith Dettre, Associate Professor of Education

         Lawrence Golding, Professor of Physical Education

         William Merchant, Associate Professor of Education

         Alfred Mc Daniels, Assistant Professor of Physical

             Education

         John Tryon, Professor of Engineering

         John Wert, Associate Professor of Mathematics

         Leonard Zane, Assistant Professor of Physics

         Susan Kendall, Rank II, Library

         David Weide, Assistant Professor of Geoscience

         Roger J. Barnson, Rank II, Athletics

         Wayne O. Pearson, Rank II, Athletics



     B.  University of Nevada, Reno



         Robert C. Beall, Assistant Professor of Forest and

             Wildlife Management

         Jean Gray, Area Extension Home Economist, Rank II

         Joseph Marion, County Extension Agent-in-Charge, Rank II

         Michael B. Mooney, Area Community Resource Agent,

             Rank II

         Bruce E. Blackadar, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

         Morris R. Brownell, Associate Professor of English

         Richard A. Curry, Associate Professor of Foreign

             Languages and Literature

         Susan D. De Voge, Assistant Professor of Psychology

         Robert T. Griffin, Assistant Professor of Art

         Thomas J. Nickles, Associate Professor of Philosophy

         Richard H. Fashbaugh, Associate Professor of Mechanical

             Engineering

         Bruce P. Johnson, Associate Professor of Electrical

             Engineering

         Eric S. White, Assistant Professor of Engineering Design

             Technology

         Eva L. Essa, Assistant Professor of Home Economics

         Sally S. Kees, Assistant Professor and Home Economics

             Extension Specialist

         Lu Ann Nissen, Assistant Professor of Home Economics

         Marsha H. Read, Assistant Professor of Home Economics

         David M. Lupan, Assistant Professor of Microbiology

         Jerry R. May, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

         Ronald C. Reitz, Associate Professor of Biomedical

             Sciences

         Clifford J. Stratton, Associate Professor of Anatomy

         Yung Sam Kim, Associate Professor of Mining Engineering

         Margaret E. Rockenbeck, Counselor, Rank II



     C.  Clark County Community College



         Henry C. Ayoub, Instructor/Automotive

         Alfred P. Baca, Instructor/Developmental

         Scott Brim, Instructor/Data Processing

         George Carpenter, Instructor/Social Science

         Val Z. Garner, Director/Community Services

         Harriet Gettler, Instructor/Nursing

         Ralph E. Hall, Instructor/Food Service

         Fred Hymes, Jr., Electronics Tech/Audio Visual

         Arlene Ann Jorgensen, Counselor

         Autumn Keyes, Counselor

         Constance Koplow, Instructor/Graphic Arts

         Paul E. Kreider, Dean of Instruction

         Judith Ann Morris, Counselor

         Drusilla Jo Anne Raney, Instructor/Child Development

         Heinz Rettig, Instructor/Business

         Paul T. Swartz, Instructor/Business

         K. Larry Tomlinson, Instructor/Liberal Arts and Social

             Science

         Robert J. Whelan, Administrative Assistant



     D.  Northern Nevada Community College



         Juanita Karr, Director/Learning Resources



     E.  Western Nevada Community College



         Charlotte L. Bowen, Director/Testing & Placement

         Donald L. Carlson, Instructor/Sociology

         Gary C. Carpenter, Specialist, Criminal Justice

         John A. Caserta, Associate Dean, Community Service

         James Claybrook, Counselor

         Michelle Dondero, Counselor

         Joseph G. Doser, Instructor/Business

         Eupha Harvey, Instructor/Nursing

         Max K. Johnson, Administrative Assistant to the

             Executive Dean

         Elliot R. Lima, Associate Dean/County Centers

         Donald Lynch, Public Information Officer/Journalism

             Instructor

         Bert Q. Munson, Associate Dean, Liberal Arts

         Lewis E. Scott, Instructor/Radiologic Technology

         Elizabeth R. Sturm, Director/Learning Resources

         Roberta Trease, Instructor/Business

         John Tylczak, Learning Resource Specialist

         Mary Wardlaw, Instructor/English

         Patricia Weyl, Counselor



     F.  Unit



         Niels H. Anderson, Director, Computing Center

         Paul D. Franklin, Manager, System Software

         Young O. Koh, Consultant for Statistics Applications



34.  Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Fund



     Mr. Karamanos requested the Board to allocate $2,000 from

     the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to be divided

     among the UNLV student groups who are participating in a

     cleanup project of University property adjacent to the UNLV

     Campus scheduled for Saturday, February 11.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. John

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



35.  Report of Ad Hoc Committee for UNR Marching Band



     Mr. Ross reported that the committee had met and that some

     progress was being made.  He stated that the committee

     would probably have a report to submit to the March meeting.



The meeting adjourned at 4:10 P.M.



                             Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary to the Board



(Note to Minutes:  At the request of Regent Fong, it is noted for

     minute purposes that her absence from this meeting was due

     to inclement weather which resulted in the closing of the

     Reno Airport.  It is further noted that this also prevented

     Regent Mason from attending the meeting.  Regent Lombardi's

     absence was due to his being out of the State on personal

     business.)

                                                       02-10-1978