02/11/1972

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 11-12, 1972








02-11-1972

Pages 71-83

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

February 11, 1972



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

Religion and Life, 1101 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada.



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

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mr. Clark Guild, Jr.

Mr. Archie Grant



Others Present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly, (CCD)

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

Mr. Proctor Hug, Jr., (Special Deputy

Attorney General)

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

Mr. K. D. Jessup (UNS)

Mr. David C. Wilkins (UNS)

Dr. Edwin Carey (CCD)

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

Mr. Glen Clark (UNS)

Dr. Tom Hoffer (DRI)

Dr. Hugh Mozingo (UNR)

Mr. Dan Klaich (UNR)

Miss Shelly Levine (UNLV)

Mr. Shane Stahl (ECC)



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 1:35 P.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the January 14, 1972 meeting were submitted

for approval. Mr. Morris requested that the minutes be

corrected in Item #40, page 68, second paragraph by delet-

ing the sentence which read "Mr. Morris responded that UNLV

had changed its priorities". He noted that what he had

intended to state was that the priorities had been modified.



Mr. Bilbray moved that the minutes be amended as requested

and approved as amended. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott,

carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts



Upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, the

gifts and grants were accepted as reported (report contained

in Ref. 2 and filed with the permanent minutes).



3. Federal Interest Subsidy Grant



Chancellor Humphrey reported that a Federal Interest Subsidy

Grant had been awarded by the U. S. Office of Education to

assist in the financing of the UNLV P. E. Complex in the

amount of $54,433 per year for the term of the bond issues

(24 years and 2 months). The total Interest Subsidy Grant

for this project will amount to $1,315,464. He also re-

ported that a similar proposal was filed for the UNR P. E.

Complex in the amount of $78,500 per year for 25 years,

totaling $1,962.500. Unofficial word has been received by

the University that this grant has also been awarded.



4. Proposed Change in Admission Requirements, UNR



President Miller endorsed a recommendation by the UNR Facul-

ty Senate that "The current policy requiring a minimum of 16

High School units with specific subjects for admission as a

Freshman to the University of Nevada, Reno, shall be dis-

continued effective for those entering for the Fall 1972

semester."



In developing this recommendation, the UNR Senate reported

as follows:



The California State College 1963 Admissions Study

indicated that specific High School units do not aid

significantly in predicting success at the College

level. Consequently, the California State Colleges

no longer require specific subjects for admission.

Instead, an individual College recommends (rather

than requires) that students planning to pursue

certain majors follow a suggested preparatory High

School program, the completion of which expedites

graduation from that College.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



5. Consolidation of Engineering Departments, UNR



President Miller recommended that, effective July 1, 1972,

the Nuclear Engineering Department be consolidated with the

Electrical Engineering Department, under the Chairmanship

of Robert Manhart. Additional recommendations concerning

the consolidation were:



(1) The nuclear reactor be either mothballed or deactivat-

ed, depending upon the relative cost.



(2) Dr. Dickinson and Professor Wayne Miller be available

as faculty members in the Electrical Engineering De-

partment for duties either within the Department, Col-

lege or University.



(3) The Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program not be offered

for the present and the question of Nuclear Engineering

Graduate Degree be studied and recommendations made by

the end of the academic year. Continuation of the

Nuclear Engineering prefixes also to be studied and a

recommendation made at an appropriate time in the

future.



(4) The Engineering Science curriculum continue to be

offered under the administration of the Electrical

Engineering Department.



(5) Some of the instrumentation within the Nuclear

Engineering Department be transferred to the Electrical

Engineering Department for use by the combined faculty

and the remaining instrumentation transferred to other

Departments within the University.



(6) The laboratory space required for the deactivated

nuclear reactor and the instrumentation that will con-

tinue to be needed in the Engineering Science Program

be made available in the temporary building where the

reactor is currently located.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilray, carried without dissent.



6. Title Changes for Home Economics Majors, UNR



President Miller recommended the following changes in Home

Economics, to become effective immediately:



(1) The title of the Interior Design major be changed to

Shelter and Environment. This major prepares the

student with skill and understanding of the social,

political, economic as well as aesthetics of housing

and of the near environment.



(2) The title change of the Home Economics Journalism major

be changed to Home Economics Communications. The major

prepares the student with the capabilities of reaching

audiences through radio and television as well as the

printed media. In the American Home Economics Associ-

ation, Home Economics Communications, rather than

Journalism, is the title given to this subject matter.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



7. Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNR



In accordance with the requirements of the Rules and

Disciplinary Procedure for Members of the University

Community, President Miller submitted a report for the

period ending January 1, 1972 (report identified as Ref. 6

and filed with permanent minutes).



8. Amendment of Traffic Code, UNR



President Miller noted that Article 1.07 of the Traffic Code

provides for a Traffic and Parking Board of 5 members. He

recommended amendment to delete reference to the number of

people to be on the Board and substitution of the sentence:

"The Board shall be appointed by the President." Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



9. Stead Dining Commons



President Miller recalled that in October, 1971, the Board

authorized the continued operation of the Stead Dining

Commons under a subsidy from the Stead Campus rental units

with the provision that a report would be made in January

concerning the actual subsidy required for the first six

months of 1971-72. He presented the following report

reflecting the financial situation for the first six months

of operation of the Dining Commons:



Opening cash balance 7/1/71 $14,058

Fund Transfers (subsidy of previous deficit) 18,300

Receipts 45,227

Expenditures -44,762

Cash Balance $ 4,707



President Miller noted that the receipts exceeded expendi-

tures for this period by $65 and recommended a continuation

of the operation of the Dining Commons at Stead until

September 1, 1972 with a review after July 1, 1972, for

the purpose of determining whether or not this operation

should continue beyond September. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



10. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened January

12, 1972 for the purchase of frozen juices to be used in the

Dining Commons:



Cut & Ready Foods $8,655.12

Standard Brands 8,947.01

Monarch Foods 9,536.90

Damon Distributing 9,963.63

Coca Cola Foods 10,534.13



Mr. Pine noted that the low bidder, Cut & Ready Foods, does

not qualify for in-state preference; therefore, with the 5%

in-state preference, the Standard Brands bid is equivalent

to $8,499.66.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended award

to Standard Brands in the amount of $8,947.01.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



11. Bid Opening, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened by the

State Planning Board on January 25, 1972 for construction

of exterior stairs for the Physical Science building, Phase

II. Two bids were received:



I. Christensen Co., Reno $28,400

Mc Kenzie Construction Co. 31,476



President Miller recommended that the State Planning Board

be requested to award the contract to I. Christensen Co.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



12. Progress of University Projects, UNR



Vice President Pine presented a status report of capital

improvement projects at UNR (report on file in Chancellor's

Office).



13. Authorization to Proceed, UNLV Natatorium



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board request the State Planning Board to proceed with the

design of the Natatorium, using the firm of Moffitt & Mc

Daniel who are designing the gymnasium facility, and guaran-

tee the necessary payment of fees from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Fund, such monies to be repaid from the

project budget when available.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval, motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



14. Fish Research Facility, UNLV



President Zorn reported that bids were opened February 10,

1972 for construction of an experimental bait fish culture

facility (referred to in earlier meetings as fish rearing

ponds) in connection with Dr. James Deacon's research

project under the sponsorship of the National Marine

Fisheries Service and the Nevada Fish and Game Commission.

$39,000 is available for this project from the following

sources:



National Marine Fisheries Service $19,000

Board of Regents Special Projects 10,000

Anonymous gift 5,000

UNLV Diploma Sales 2,556

UNLV General University Operating 2,444

$39,000



President Zorn reported all bids received were in excess

of the funds available. He recommended that the bids be

rejected and the project be reviewed for possible further

reduction in scope.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval of President Zorn's recommenda-

tion. Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without

dissent.



Mr. Bilbray moved that all supplemental agenda items be accepted

for consideration. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent.



15. Request for Easement, UNLV



President Zorn reported that the Nevada Power Company has

requested an easement to run electrical power to the pro-

posed Fish Research Facility. The right of way begins where

the University's property joins the northwest corner of the

University Park Apartments. From this point the right of

way is six feet wide and 410 feet long. Location of the

easement has been approved by Boyle Engineers, project

engineers. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval,

contingent upon the availability of funds for construction

of the Fish Research Facility.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



16. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNLV



A. President Zorn reported that bids were opened January

10, 1972, for equipment and supplies for a raft trip

through the Grand Canyon, May 16 through 27, 1972:



White Water River Expeditions, Turlock, Ca. $8,250

Tour West, Orem, Utah 8,750

Moki Mac River Expeditions, Salt Lake City 10,000

American River Touring Assn., Oakland 10,000

Hatch River Expeditions, Vernal, Utah 10,700

Harris Boat Trips, Centerville, Utah 10,800

Grand Canyon Expeditions, Kanab, Utah 16,000



All firms have been approved by the National Park

Service and are required to have adequate insurance,

and a performance bond. Costs will be paid by the

participants.



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended award

to the White Water River Expeditions in the amount of

$8,250.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



B. President Zorn reported that bids were opened February

3, 1972 for a five year supply of diplomas:



Mayhew Ltd., Las Vegas no bid

Star Engraving, Houston, Texas 2.92 ea

Clint W. Lee Co., Bellevue, Wash. 2.71 ea

Inter-Collegiate Press, Skokie, Ill. 2.45 ea



President Zorn recommended that the bid of Inter-

Collegiate Press, Illinois be accepted for an esti-

mated total purchase price of approximately $10,500.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



17. POW/MIA Grants-in-Aid, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Governor Mike O'Callaghan

had requested the Board to make grants-in-aid available to

children of POW/MIA's of the Southeast Asia War who are

Nevada residents. He noted that there are 16 potential

Nevada students presently identified by the National League

of Families of POW/MIA's in Southeast Asia.



The Presidents and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

Governor O'Callaghan's request be honored in the following

ways:



(1) Amend Section 8, Chapter 14, Title 4, of the Board of

Regents handbook as follows:



Grants-in-Aid of resident fees may be provided to

Nevada resident widows of veterans who die from injury

or disease incurred or aggravated in the line of duty

while in active military service after January 1, 1964

and to wives and children of servicemen who are

prisoners of war or declared missing in action in the

Southeast Asia War. This educational assistance will

be available for a period of 36 months of full time

attendance.



(2) Declare it to be Board of Regents policy that those

eligible for grant-in-aid for resident fees, in

conformity with the paragraph above, shall also be

considered priority applicants for other forms of

financial assistance and student employment while

attending any Division of the University of Nevada

System.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

Dermott, carried without dissent.



18. Report of the Committee of the Whole



Mr. Mc Dermott reported that the Committee of the Whole had

met earlier in the day to consider Phase I and Phase II pro-

posals for new programs to be initiated at UNR. The

Committee received Phase I proposals for a Master's degree

program in Geography, Physician's Assistant Program (bacca-

laureate level) and a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Technology, and recommended that the three programs be

authorized to proceed to Phase II, with a strong recommenda-

tion that every effort be made to expedite the implementa-

tion of the Physician's Assistant program.



Mr. Mc Dermott also reported that a Phase II proposal had

been presented for a Master of Science Degree in Speech

Pathology, to be implemented when funds become available.

The Committee recommended approval of the program contin-

gent upon the availability of funds. In addition, the

Committee received a Phase II proposal for a Bachelor of

Science Degree in Medical Sciences, to be awarded to stu-

dents completing the first two years of Medical School who

had not previously received a Bachelor's Degree; e. g., stu-

dents entering after their second or third undergraduate

year. In presentation of this proposal it was emphasized

that courses leading to this degree are presently offered

and additional funding is not required nor requested for

implementation of the Degree. The Committee therefore

recommended approval of the designation of the B. S. in

Medical Sciences to be offered at UNR. Mr. Mc Dermott

recommended that the actions of the Committee be approved

by the Board.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



19. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee Meeting of

December 11, 1972



Dr. Lombardi reported the minutes of the Investment Advisory

Committee meeting of December 11, 1972 (identified as Ref.

21 and filed with the permanent minutes) and requested con-

firmation of the actions of the Committee.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



20. Report of the Plant and Property Committee Meeting of Janu-

ary 21, 1972



Mr. Steninger presented minutes of the Plant and Property

Committee Meeting of January 21, 1972 (identified as Ref. 22

and filed with permanent minutes) and requested confirmation

of the following actions taken by that Committee:



(1) Nomination to State Planning Board of Casazza, Peetz

and Associates and William L. Pereira Associates as the

preferred master planners and architects for the first

building at WNCC, with second preference being Daniel,

Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall;



(2) Nomination to the State Planning Board of Daniel, Mann,

Johnson and Mendenhall as the preferred master planners

and architects for the first building at CCCC, with

second preference being Casazza, Peetz and Associates

and William L. Pereira Associates;



(3) Award of construction contract for the athletic fields

at UNLV to Sletten Construction for $757,000 for base

bid, alternates 7 and 13 (with alternate 13 being paid

from gymnasium fund).



Mr. Steninger moved approval of the above action of the com-

mittee. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried without

dissent.



21. UNS-CCD Administrative Building



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey requested approv-

al of the following:



(1) Transfer of the proceeds of the sale of the President's

house on Lakeside Drive ($95,200) and $104,800 from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to a building

fund to cover the cost of land purchase and construc-

tion; and



(2) Exercise the option to purchase the east 100 feet of

lots 5 and 6, Block 11, Marsh's addition (northwest

corner of Marsh and Lander Streets in Reno) at a price

of $31,000, less $500 option price which was gift money

for this specific purpose;



(3) Selection of an architect from among the following,

listed in order of preference;



1. George K. Trowbridge

2. Edward S. Parsons

3. Seldon, Nespor & Associates



Mr. Mc Dermott approval of points (1) and (2), and appoint-

ment of George K. Trowbridge as architect for the project.

Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without dissent.



22. Foreign Travel Policy, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey, Presidents Miller, Donnelly, Ward and

Zorn requested approval of the following statement:



The Presidents shall be authorized to approve all foreign

travel in their respective divisions for only those

professionals who are traveling on official University of

Nevada business. Such approvals shall be reported to the

Board of Regents at the next appropriate meeting of the

Board.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Mr. Steninger seconded the

motion, carried without dissent.



23. Distribution of Morrill-Nelson (Subvention) Funds, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey noted that UNR and UNLV presently share

the Land Grant Federal Subvention monies based on full-time

enrollment. The 1971-72 Work Program anticipated a total

subvention of $150,000, which was programmed $84,000 to UNR

and $66,000 to UNLV; however, an additional $55,220 has been

received from this source for 1971-72 (making a total of

$205,220).



President Miller requested that the entire $55,220 be

allocated to UNR for the following reasons:



(1) UNR's income did not reach the expected level and has

resulted in a serious financial problem;



(2) A shortage of approximately $73,000 is anticipated

caused by an increase in number of student teachers,

increase in insurance premiums and in utility rates;



(3) UNR incurs an annual estimated expense of approximately

$71,000, in excess of that which is reimbursed by the

Federal government, related to its obligation to carry

out the Land Grant functions, particularly in the

Agricultural Experiment Station and ROTC areas.



(President Miller's supporting statement is filed with the

permanent minutes, identified as Ref. 25A.)



President Zorn requested that the $55,220 be divided in the

same manner as provided in the Work Program, stating the

rationale of sharing in proportion to FTE students is sound

and should be followed. He noted the UNLV had shared in the

reduction when it was anticipated that less money would be

received and stated that it did not seem unreasonable to

appeal to the Governor for an amendment of UNLV's expendi-

ture level in view of the availability of these additional

Federal Funds.



(President Zorn's support statement is filed with permanent

minutes, identified as Ref. 25B.)



Chancellor Humphrey stated it appeared desirable, during the

next biennium, to review the allocation of Morrill-Nelson

funds, based on President Miller's presentation concerning

additional expenses of carrying out Land Grant Functions;

however, he added, he did not believe it wise to abandon the

concept used for distribution of these funds in the current

work program. He recommended that the distribution of the

$55,220 be based on the current work program concept, i.e.

FTE enrollment, as follows:



Fall, 1971 % of Land Grant

FTE FTE Allocation



UNR 6,469 61.1 $33,740

UNLV 4,117 38.9 21,480

10,586 100.0 $55,220



Mr. Steninger moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried without

dissent.



24. Western Nevada Community College Site, CCD



President Donnelly reported that a site selection study done

by Tadlock Associates, Inc., of Los Altos, California, had

revealed two possible locations for the Western Nevada Com-

munity College to serve the eight-county district, one in

the Reno-Sparks area, the other in the Carson City-Minden-

Gardnerville-Lake Tahoe area. No free sites were available

in the Reno-Sparks area, however, a 200 acre site northwest

of Carson City was made available in April, 1971, through

Senate Bill 179. In May, 1971, Carson City gave $50,000,

and pledged 5 cents per $100 of taxation during each of the

next three fiscal years, to assist in the establishment of

the College Campus in Carson City.



Dr. Donnelly recalled that on January 21, 1972, an open

meeting was held in Carson City to discuss a site for the

College. As a result of that meeting, and in view of the

support of the residents of Carson City, President Donnelly

stated that he endorsed a recommendation of the Advisory

Board of WNCC that the site northwest of Carson City be

designated as the location for the Community College, with

the final selection of the exact 200 acres being postponed

until April to allow the architects time to complete a

master plan for recommendation to the Board.



Mr. Hug stated that he had reviewed the statutes which

provide that property tax will be assessed State owned

buildings in Carson City and had concluded, for a number of

reasons which he cited, that this tax was inappropriate

insofar as the University was concerned and would not affect

the Community College.



Mr. Pozzi agreed that it was not the intent of the

Legislature in enacting this legislation that it would be

applicable to the University and stated that he would be

pleased to take whatever action is necessary to clarify this

matter in the next Legislative Session.



At the request of Mr. Jacobsen, Mr. Mc Dermott assumed the Chair.



Mr. Jacobsen moved approval of the recommendation of

President Donnelly for the location of the Campus of WNCC.

Motion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



Mr. Jacobsen resumed the Chair.



25. Western Nevada Community College Property, CCD



President Donnelly reported that Mr. Henry Etchemendy, City

Manager of Carson City, had asked for approval to drill a

test well for water on property reserved for Western Nevada

Community College in Carson City. (Mr. Etchemendy's request

was identified as Ref. 13 and filed with permanent minutes).

Dr. Donnelly noted that the well would be drilled near the

southeast corner of the property and would, if successful,

provide adequate water for the College and the surrounding

area. Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



26. Constitution of United Students of WNCC



President Donnelly presented a proposed constitution for the

students of Western Nevada Community College, with his rec-

ommendation for approval, noting that the document had been

reviewed and approved as to form by Mr. Tom Bell (document

identified as Ref. 14 and filed with permanent minutes).

Dr. Donnelly introduced student body officers, Stan Smith

and Dave Rodine, who requested the Board's approval of the

proposed constitution. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



27. TIAA-CREF Retirement Transition Benefit, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the University's optional

retirement program, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Associa-

tion - College Retirement Equities Fund, is offering a new

retirement transition benefit for members of institutions

which elect to allow the benefit. The benefit provides that

the annuitant, at the time of retirement, may receive up to

10% of accumulation in one lump sum provided:



(1) he is age 55 or older at the time;



(2) the one sum payment from each TIAA or CREF contract

does not exceed 10% of the contract's accumulation then

being converted to annuity payments, and



(3) the last institution contributing to his annuity

(normally the institution from which he is retiring)

has approved the option for use by its retiring staff

members.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that information concerning this

benefit had been transmitted to each Division and the Pres-

idents had indicated concurrence. He recommended that the

University of Nevada System approve this option for its

participating members.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28. 1972-73 Catalog Prices, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the January meeting,

several members of the Board raised questions concerning the

difference in cost between the catalogs for UNR and UNLV.

Subsequently, Vice President Pine furnished the following

breakdown in the cost figures:



Total Per Catalog Per Page



UNLV $13,952.00 .558 .002325

UNR 22,973.60 .8836 .001852



Difference in price per page - .000473

UNR catalog on a per page price - 25.5% less than UNLV.



29. Proposed Community College/University Articulation Policy



Chancellor Humphrey presented a proposed statement of policy

for the transfer of students from the Campuses of the

Community College Division to the two University Divisions.

He noted that proposed policy has been developed by the

Articulation Committee consisting of representatives of the

3 concerned Divisions, Chaired by himself, and with staff

assistance by Dr. E. Palola. Chancellor Humphrey stated

the Presidents will review the statement and action by the

Board will be requested not later than April, 1972.



30. Approval of Fund Transfers - UNS



A. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the follow-

ing transfers of funds:



#153-UNR $2,304 from Contingency Reserve to Property

Fidelity & Liability Insurance to pay addi-

tional Nuclear Energy Liability Insurance

($750) and additional Building and Content

Insurance ($1554).



#155-UNR $2,417 from Contingency Reserve to Institu-

tional Memberships to cover additional costs

not funded from the budgeted amount of $6,100.



#160-UNR $6,250 from Contingency Reserve to Biology,

Graduate Fellow Salaries, to provide for

additional teaching fellows to replace faculty

assigned to administrative duties.



#934-ECC $2,000 from Contingency Reserve to Administra-

tion to provide for sufficient funds for

balance of fiscal year.



#533-UNLV $11,477 from Contingency Reserve to Library,

Operating, to provide a portion of the funds

for the purpose of installing a library de-

tection system. The total cost of the proj-

ect is approximately $37,000, the remainder

of which will be funded from other sources.

(See Ref. 30 filed with permanent minutes

for letter from President Zorn concerning

this project.)



#534-UNLV $9,100 to Library Detection System ($4,500

from Library Fund and $4,600 from Diploma

Sales) to pay a portion of installation of

library detection system. (See transfer

#533-UNLV.)



Mr. Lombardi moved approval, motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



B. Chancellor Humphrey reported the following transfers to

the Board:



#154-UNR $690 to Faculty Senate, Classified Salaries,

to allow for increase in secretary's hours

from 1/2 to 3/4 time from February through

June.



#158-UNR $700 to Admissions and Records, Operating to

cover cost of annual advisory transcript

service.



#159-UNR $1,000 to Biology, Wages to arrange for

maintenance of electron microscope and other

electronic equipment in the Department.



#166-UNR $1,250 to Nuclear Engineering, Wages to pro-

vide for student wages for January through

May, 1972.



#167-UNR $650 to Orvis School of Nursing, Graduate

Fellow Salaries, to assist with paper grading

and class material preparation large nursing

classes.



31. Faculty Salary Schedule for 1972-73



Chancellor Humphrey presented material summarizing recommen-

dations of the UNR and UNLV Faculty Senates and interpretive

material prepared by Mr. K. D. Jessup, Director of

Institutional Studies and Budget (both documents on file in

Chancellor's Office).



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the Coordinating Council

had met on January 31, 1972 and the recommendations of that

group are as follows:



(1) Raise the base salary step and all steps of each rank

by 2%;



(2) Add half steps which may be awarded for merit only;



(3) Remove the salary ceiling for all ranks;



(4) Provide that in transition to resulting new schedule

a faculty member would automatically be at the same

step on the new schedule as he is on the present

schedule (i. e., would receive a 2% increase);



(5) Provide automatic one step increases to each person who

has satisfactory service with the remaining 1/2 of 1%

for merit increase.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that President Ward had made no

recommendation since salaries of DRI faculty are presently

not rank related. President Donnelly had made no recom-

mendations since the CCD salary schedule is separate. He

suggested that Presidents Miller and Zorn and their Senate

Chairmen might wish to comment on the Senate recommenda-

tions prior to action by the Board.



Dr. Mozingo, Chairman of the UNR Faculty Senate, and Dr.

James Roberts presented material supporting the UNR Faculty

Senate recommendation. Dr. Mozingo stated that as a second

alternative he would support the Coordinating Council

recommendation.



President Miller stated that he supported the Coordinating

Council recommendation for a 2% increase in the base and

removal of ceilings in the first three ranks but he did not

favor the half-step proposal by the Council. However, he

stated, if the decision of the Board is to approve the 2%

base increase and the allocation of most of the remaining

money for step improvements for satisfactory service, then

he recommended split steps for merit money in order to make

it possible to award merit funds to a greater number of

faculty.



President Zorn stated that he endorsed the Coordinating

Council recommendations. Dr. Aizley, UNLV Faculty Senate

Chairman, stated he would support the recommendations of

the Council over the recommendations of the UNLV Faculty

Senate.



In making his recommendation Chancellor Humphrey stated that

he continues to support as the highest priority the main-

tainance of competitive salaries for faculty and believed

the University should continue to support its goal of having

salaries equal to the 4th place institution in each of the

academic ranks. Based on the information available, he said

it should be possible to again maintain this level in 1972-

73 within the 5 1/2% presently set aside for faculty in-

creases.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that each of the recommendations

presented would enable the University to achieve this goal

for 1972-73. He suggested that the decision for the Board

to make would be a determination of which method of salary

administration will result in the best distribution of sal-

ary monies and which will allow meritorious service to be

recognized and competitive disciplines to be accommodated.

Chancellor Humphrey stated that he believed that a salary

schedule should be changed whenever convincing evidence is

presented that it is necessary; however, in his opinion,

such evidence has not been presented at this time. He

pointed out to follow recommendations of the Coordinating

Council would be to devote 36% of the salary increase

money to an adjustment in base which would give everyone

2% increase without review. An additional 55% of the

money available would go to those found to be giving

"satisfactory service" and only 9% of the money would be

available for recognition of merit or for special com-

petitive situations.



The Chancellor also commented on the recommendation that the

salary ceilings be removed. He noted that faculty salaries

are presently rank related, explaining that through a series

of ranks with both merit and longevity recognition possible

within each rank. The rank concept is geared to review of

the individual performing a task rather than review of the

task itself as is true in classification systems. He sug-

gested that if the salary ceiling is removed for each rank

it will be possible for instructors to be paid as much as

professors, leaving only a base salary for each rank and

defined steps. He suggested that if salary distinctions

among the ranks are removed there must be clear substitute

guidelines for salary administration and such guidelines

have not been presented. He pointed out the only argument

for removing the salary ceilings is that there are some

faculty at the top of each rank who do not qualify for

promotion and will not receive an increase in salary unless

the ceiling is removed.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the present salary

schedule be continued, that approximately 55% of the

available money be devoted to single steps for satisfactory

service and that 45% be available for merit recognition and

accommodation of special competitive situations. He further

recommended that the present salary ceilings remain but that

the Board agree to review individually each case recommended

by a President for exceeding the ceiling of a rank. Chan-

cellor Humphrey stated that he endorsed, and recommended

for approval, the addition of 1/2 steps which would increase

the options available for recognition of merit. He further

recommended that the proposal for an increase in the "A"

differential (from 20% at present to 27%) be taken under

advisement until later in the year at which time a recommen-

dation will be made for individual review of differential

rates to become effective in 1973-74.



Mr. Steninger moved approval of Chancellor Humphrey's

recommendation. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent.



Mr. Jacobsen suggested that some review be given to the

salaries of top Administrators of the University, expressing

concern that some of these salaries were becoming excessive.



32. Graduate Assistants (Fellows) Salaries, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the conditions of employment of

Graduate Assistants (Fellows) noting that the compensation

is salary plus a grant-in-aid to cover registration fees,

and tuition if the Graduate Assistant is a non-resident.

The salary is $2500 per academic year for the first year,

$2700 for the second year and $2900 for the third year.

Graduate Assistants on twelve month appointments are paid

$3750, $4050 and $4350. These salaries have been in effect

since Fall, 1968. He noted also that it is now Board policy

that letters of appointment for these positions be issued

by the semester rather than for the academic year.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNR Faculty Senate has

recommended that the base academic year salary be increased

to $2700 and the maximum academic year salary be $3500. A

second year salary was not specified but presumably would be

$3100. (This would make 12-month appointments - used

mainly in College of Agriculture and DRI - $4050, $4650

and $5250.)



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in 1970-71 when this sub-

ject was discussed by the Coordinating Council it was recom-

mended that Graduate Assistants' compensation follow the

same goal as faculty salaries; i. e., seek to equal the 4th

place among western public Universities. The 1970-71 survey

indicated UNS compensation was equal to 4th place as did

the 1971-72 survey (1971-72 survey identified as Ref. 32A

and filed in Chancellor's Office).



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the Coordinating Council,

on January 31, 1972, considered and rejected a motion to

raise these salaries to $2550, $2750 and $2950. The Council

tabled further consideration of this item.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that UNLV Faculty Senate had not

presented a recommendation although President Zorn had

indicated his concurrence with the Coordinating Council

recommendation. He further noted that President Ward had

made no recommendation and that President Miller had

recommended a $100 increase per year in each of the three

steps.



Chancellor Humphrey's recommendation was contained in a

memorandum distributed with the agenda, as follows:



I have reviewed the recommendation of the UNR Faculty

Senate for increases for Graduate Assistants (Fellows),

studied the 1971-72 salary date, listened to the dis-

cussions in the Coordinating Council, and reviewed the

recommendations by the Presidents. I propose an alter-

native solution which utilizes proposals of the UNR

Graduate Students Association and a classification

system recommended by K. Donald Jessup, Director of

Institutional Studies and Budget, in a paper presented

to the Board of Regents in June, 1970.



I recommend that all Graduate Assistants (Fellows) be

designated by the following descriptive titles and

that the salaries be as specified:



Graduate Assistant (Fellow): Holds at least a

baccalaureate degree; grades papers, proctors

examinations, assists Professors in laboratories or

otherwise as required but does not usually have contact

with undergraduate students as part of his assignment.



Compensation: $1250 per semester plus

grant-in-aid of registration fee and tuition.



Teaching Assistant (Fellow) I: Holds either a

baccalaureate degree only or a masters degree, but does

not have teaching experience; leads discussion sections

of a class taught by a faculty member or gives periodic

lectures to a class taught by a faculty member, grades

examinations and assists Professor as required.



Compensation: $1300 per semester plus

grant-in-aid of registration fee and tuition.



Teaching Assistant (Fellow) II: Holds either a

baccalaureate degree only, or a masters degree, but

in either case has teaching experience (may include

experience at Level I); teaches classes under the

supervision of a faculty member, grades examinations

and assists faculty member as required.



Compensation: $1400 per semester plus

grant-in-aid of registration fee and tuition.



Teaching Assistant (Fellow) III: Holds a masters degree

and has teaching experience (may include experience at

Level I and II); teaches classes under general super-

vision of a faculty member, grades examinations and

assists faculty member as required.



Compensation: $1500 per semester plus

grant-in-aid of registration fee and tuition.



Research Assistant (Fellow) or Public Service Assistant

(Fellow): Holds a baccalaureate degree only, or a

masters degree, is inexperienced or has experience

pertinent to the assignment and performs duties as

required.



Compensation: Between $1250 and $1500 per semes-

ter, plus grant-in-aid of registration fee and

tuition, depending upon the relative difficulty

of the assignment or the degree of supervision

required.



In all cases, a work week of 20 hours is assumed. Persons

working 40 hour weeks during the Summer will be paid a

monthly rate equal to their previous semester rate divided

by five and multiplied by two. All designations will be

recommended by the Dean in consultation with the Department

Chairman, subject to the review of the Academic Vice

President and approval of the President.



President Miller commented on his recommendation as sub-

mitted earlier and referred to in the Chancellor's pres-

entation and stated that subsequent to making that recom-

mendation he had reviewed the concepts contained within the

Chancellor's recommendation and would like to revise his

recommendation. He stated that he endorsed the concepts

subject to revision of the descriptions and recommended

that the salaries for Graduate Assistants be $1300, $1400,

$1500 and $1600 for the four catagories reflected in the

Chancellor's recommendation.



Myra Stratton, President of the Graduate Students Associa-

tion at UNR, and Dr. Anne Howard, Director of the Freshman

English Program, spoke in support of an increase in salaries

for Graduate Assistants and also expressed support of the

concepts contained in the Chancellor's recommendation, with

opportunity for revision of the descriptions.



Dr. Howard expressed particular concern that an effort be

made to provide some assistance to the Graduate Teaching

Fellows, noting that there is considerable anxiety on the

part of many of them because of the one-semester letter of

appointment rather than a full-year contract as has been the

practice in the past.



Dr. Mozingo and Dr. Roberts also spoke in support of the UNR

Faculty Senate recommendation for an increase in salary for

the Graduate Assistants.



In response to a question of whether delay of this matter

until March might allow UNLV Faculty Senate to consider the

matter and make a recommendation, Dr. Aizley stated that it

would be helpful if he could tell the faculty where a raise,

if approved, would come from, noting that the faculty fear

that any increase in Graduate Assistant salaries would be

taken from faculty salaries.



Dr. Baepler pointed out that the UNLV work program for

1972-73 is already completed and balanced.



Mr. Morris moved that Graduate Assistants (Fellows) salaries

be tabled until the March meeting to permit time for this

matter to be further considered and the Administration to

make a recommendation both on job description and on sala-

ries. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



Discussion returned to the matter of letters of appointment

for the Graduate Assistants.



Mr. Morris moved that the Head of the Department (Department

Chairman) be authorized to determine whether a yearly con-

tract or a semester letter of appointment will be used in

the employment of a Graduate Assistant (Fellow). Motion

seconded by Mr. Bilbray, failed by a vote of 3 in favor and

4 opposing.



Mr. Bilbray moved that academic year contracts be issued for

the employment of Graduate Assistants. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen, carried with 5 in favor and 3 opposing.



33. CSUN Day Care Center, UNLV



Mr. Bilbray presented a request on behalf of CSUN Student

Body President Shelly Levine for allocation from the Board

of Regents of approximately $800 to subsidize the Day Care

Center at UNLV until the end of the academic year.



Miss Levine stated that CSUN had originally allocated $3000

to the Center to assist in the opening of the facility.

However, because of difficulty in obtaining the license from

the Health Department, the Center was not able to advertise

and therefore did not attract enough children to operate at

full capacity. Miss Levine stated that the Center is now

operating at full capacity and will be self-supporting but

will need approximately $800 to permit them to continue

until the end of school, May 1, 1972.



Mr. Jacobsen asked if this matter had been reviewed by the

UNLV Administration. President Zorn stated that it had come

to his attention a few days prior to the meeting and that it

had not been referred to him.



President Miller presented a request from ASUN President Dan

Klaich, asking that the Board consider an allocation of

$1000 to the UNR Day Care Center. He noted that the Center

is subsidized by the ASUN but is only able to operate

half-days. He stated that additional subsidy would allow it

to remain open for a full day and would then permit exten-

sion of the service to graduate students.



President Donnelly noted the operation of a Day Care Center

at ECC and suggested that it would also benefit from a sub-

sidy if such funds are available.



There was some discussion of whether or not such an expendi-

ture could be made from State appropriated funds. Mr.

Steninger stated that he considered this an inappropriate

area for funding whether it was legally permissible from

State funds or not.



Mr. Bilbray moved that $810 be allocated to the Day Care

Center, UNLV. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris.



Dr. Anderson moved that the motion be amended to provide a

similar allocation to the UNR Day Care Center. Motion to

second by Dr. Lombardi.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved to amend to also provide a similar

allocation to the ECC Day Care Center.



Mr. Mc Dermott then stated that he did not believe this had

been adequately reviewed and suggested that the Board might

wish to consider an amount sufficient to keep the UNLV Day

Care Center operating for the month of February, and the

Administration be requested to review this and present a

recommendation at the March meeting.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved that the matter be tabled. Motion

seconded by Miss Thompson, carried with Mr. Bilbray oppos-

ing.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved CSUN be granted $260 from the Board

of Regents Special Projects Fund to permit the Day Care

Center to keep going for the next month, and to provide an

opportunity for review by the UNLV Administration. Motion

seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried with Mr. Steninger oppos-

ing.



34. Sale of University Owned Land, UNLV



President Zorn reported that UNLV has a one-half interest in

40 acres of land in North Las Vegas, received as a gift from

Mr. Ernest Becker of Las Vegas. It was valued at $50,000

upon receipt and the donor's instructions specified the pro-

ceeds of the sale of the land were to be used for athletic

grants-in-aid. Bids were opened February 3, 1972 and one

bid was received from Evelyn G. Wilson, real estate broker

acting as agent for Jacques, Ltd., for $50,000 less 10% real

estate commission.



President Zorn recommended approval of the sale for the

amount specified. Chancellor Humphrey concurred, noting

the sale is subject to the approval of the Governor.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



35. Quarterly Report of Violation, UNLV



As required by the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for

Members of the University Community, President Zorn filed a

report for the period October 1 through December 31, 1971

(report identified as Ref. 36 and filed with permanent

minutes).



36. Authorization to Sell Stock, UNR



Chancellor Humphrey reported that UNR has received a gift

of 86 shares of Standard Prudential Corporation Stock from

Mr. Frank H. Bartholomew, the proceeds of which are to be

added to the Kate L. Bartholomew Scholarship Fund in

Journalism.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the following

resolution to permit the sale of the stock.



RESOLUTION No. 72-2



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno has received 86

shares of stock in the Standard Prudential Corporation; and



WHEREAS, this stock is a gift from Mr. Frank H. Bartholomew

to be used as an addition to the Kate L. Bartholomew

Scholarship Fund in Journalism;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of

the University of Nevada does hereby authorize Chancellor

Neil D. Humphrey to sell the 86 shares of stock in Standard

Prudential Corporation, to sign the necessary stock power,

and to deposit the proceeds of the sale in the appropriate

account.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



37. Request for Easement, ECC



President Donnelly reported that Nevada Power Co. had re-

quested a 10' wide easement over a portion of the property

in Elko where the Instruction building is to be constructed.

President Donnelly recommended approval. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



38. Capital Improvement, CCD



President Donnelly presented a recommendation concerning

preliminary budget requests and tentative time schedules for

the three CCD buildings to be financed by the Higher Educa-

tion Capital Construction Fund. These recommendations

have been approved by the State Planning Board. (See Ref.

39 filed with the permanent minutes.) Chancellor Humphrey

concurred in the recommendation.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



39. State Planning Board Status Report



A report from the State Planning Board concerning the status

of University projects was distributed. (Report filed in

Chancellor's Office.)



40. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000, DRI



President Ward recommended purchase of a flameless atomic

absorption spectrophotometer and accessories in the amount

of $12,700 from Instrumentation Laboratories Inc. for use

by the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics.



He noted that Dr. Squires and his staff have reviewed the

specifications and performance of the spectrophotometer

manufactured by this firm and have found it to be the only

model capable of measuring the degree of sensitivity requir-

ed on their projects in the necessary sample sizes. Funds

are available from a National Science Foundation grant.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 6:00 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

02-11-1972