02/15/1974

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 15-16, 1974








02-15-1974

Pages 20-42

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

February 15, 1974



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the College of

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Harold J. Jacobsen

Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Rev. Joseph Kohn

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

Acting President James T. Anderson

Acting President Donald H. Baepler

President Charles R. Donnelly

President John M. Ward

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

Mr. Edward Olsen, UNR

Mr. Robert Pinneo, UNS

Dr. Pat Geuder, UNLV

Mrs. Jo Deen Flack, UNR

Dr. Harold Klieforth, DRI

Mr. Dan Wade, CSUN

Mr. Terry Reynolds, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 9:55 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of January 4, 1974 were

submitted for approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts



Acceptance of the gifts and grants reported by the Division

Presidents was recommended (reports contained in Ref. 3 and

filed with permanent minutes). In addition to the gifts

contained in Ref. 2, Acting President Anderson reported

receipt of a check for $273,300 and a house with furnish-

ings at 97 Bell Street, Reno, from the estate of Maud F.

Dimick. He noted that the will provides that 3/4 of the

bequest be used for the "purpose of erecting and equipping,

or aiding in erecting and equipping, a student infirmary",

and the remaining 1/4 as an endowment for scholarships.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that Mr. Hug has been involved

in the settlement of this bequest and because of his ef-

fective representation of the University the initial dis-

tribution of the estate was increased by approximately

$44,000.



Miss Thompson moved acceptance of the gifts and grants as

reported. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn, carried without

dissent.



3. Report of Moyer Student Union Board, UNLV



In response to a request by Regent Joyce in December, 1973

a report was included with the agenda on the duties, func-

tions, responsibilities and activities of the Donald C.

Moyer Student Union Board and its Director. (Report filed

with permanent minutes.)



Mr. John Moyland, Acting Union Board Chairman, commented

on the report and on the actions taken by the Board to

strengthen its operation.



4. Proposed Organization Changes, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recalled that in January the Board

considered the following organizational changes at UNLV,

effective July 1, 1974:



A. The Department of Speech and Theatre Arts to become the

Department of Communication Studies and the Department

of Theatre Arts.



B. The secondary education component of the Department of

Curriculum and Instruction be separated and be estab-

lished as the Department of Secondary Education.



C. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program be established

as a separate unit reporting through the Athletic

Department to the President.



Dr. Baepler noted that in accordance with Board policy

relating to establishment of new Departments, these recom-

mendations are now ready for final action. He recommended

approval and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



5. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested the 1973-74 Estimative

Budget for Conferences and Institutes be amended by in-

creasing the estimated revenue by $77,000. Field trips

sponsored by Conferences and Institutes have been very

successful and have generated more enrollment than was

projected. Revised budget was included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 5 and filed with permanent minutes).

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mr. Morris, seconded by Miss Thompson, the

supplemental agenda was admitted.



6. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested approval of the follow-

ing transfers of funds:



#74-050 $6050 from the Contingency Reserve to Student

Personnel Services professional salary category

to pay for the addition of one temporary profes-

sional position, effective January 1, 1974.



#74-051 $6860 from the Contingency Reserve to the De-

partment of Curriculum and Instruction profes-

sional category to pay for the addition of

one temporary professional position, effective

February 1, 1974.



#74-052 $10,200 from the Contingency Reserve to Library

operating to provide additional disk storage

for use in Library computerization.



#74-054 $4125 from the Ending Fund Balance, Intercol-

legiate Athletics, to the professional salary

category to cover 1/2 of the salary of the

ticket manager.



#74-058 $400 from the Contingency Reserve to the History

Department wage category to provide sufficient

funds for the remainder of the fiscal year.



#74-065 $450 from the Contingency Reserve to University

College operating to provide funds for the High

School relations program; and $2100 to the wages

category to provide additional clerical help,

student aides and tutors in the Learning Re-

sources Center and Second Language Program.



#74-067 $25,000 to the Extended Day Supplement account

from the Contingency Reserve for the purpose of

employing part-time instructors for the Spring

1974 semester.



#74-068 $18,582 from Contingency Reserve to Extended

Day Supplement, to provide funds for part-time

instructors for Spring semester, 1974.



#74-069 $785 from Contingency Reserve to Audio Visual

Communications to provide additional wages money

for balance of fiscal year.



#74-072 $1200 from Contingency Reserve to Purchasing to

provide funds for the purchase and overhaul of

an electric forklift.



#74-073 $15,000 from Contingency Reserve to Audio Visual

Communications to provide funds for the purchase

of audio visual equipment for classroom instruc-

tion.



#74-075 $40,000 from Contingency Reserve to Dean's Of-

fice, College of Science and Mathematics, to

provide funds for the purchase of instructional

equipment for the various Departments of the

College.



#74-076 $24,000 from Contingency Reserve to Psychology

to provide funds for the purchase of an experi-

mental psychology computer lab system.



#74-077 $10,000 from Contingency Reserve to Art Depart-

ment to provide funds for the replacement of

obsolete equipment that does not meet OSHA's

safety standards.



#74-078 $27,000 from Contingency Reserve to Maintenance

and Operations, Physical Plant, to purchase 3

motor vehicles for motor pool, to create a

furniture pool and to increase the general

operating fund.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



7. Establishment of Managerial Group, DOD Security, DRI



President Ward recalled that in April, 1973 the Office of

Industrial Security, Department of Defense, requested that

the University change its procedures and that the Board

of Regents designate the group which is authorized to

negotiate, execute and administer contracts involving

classified information. Action was taken at that time

to comply with that request.



President Ward requested that similar action be taken on

behalf of DRI. He recommended, and Chancellor Humphrey

concurred, that this be accomplished by adoption of the

following resolution:



NO. 74-1



BE IT RESOLVED, that those persons occupying the fol-

lowing positions on the staff of the Desert Research

Institute shall be known as the Managerial Group as

described in the Industrial Security Manual for

Safeguarding Classified Information:



President John M. Ward

Business Manager Mark H. Dawson

Security Officer Thomas E. Hoffer



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Neil D. Humphrey,

Chancellor, University of Nevada System, and the

members of the Managerial Group have been processed,

or will be processed, for a personnel clearance for

access to classified information, to the level of

the facility clearance granted to this institution,

as provided for in the aforementioned Industrial

Security Manual; and



THAT the said Managerial Group and the Chancellor

are hereby delegated all of the Board's duties and

responsibilities pertaining to the protection of

classified information under classified contracts

of the Department of Defense or user Agencies of its

Industrial Security Program awarded to the Desert

Research Institute.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



8. National Advisory Board, DRI



President Ward reported that Dr. Samuel Goudsmit, Chairman

of the National Advisory Board, had recommended the dis-

solution of that Board. This recommendation has been dis-

cussed by the DRI Director's Council and they concur in

that recommendation. President Ward stated that he also

concurred.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that in view of these

recommendations the National Advisory Board be discontinued,

effective immediately.



There were several concerns expressed about the proposed

dissolution and a request made that recommendations be

formulated for specific advisory boards at the local level

that would assume some of the functions of the National

Advisory Board before any action is taken to dissolve it.



Mr. Morris moved to table action on the above recommenda-

tion until a report is submitted. Motion seconded by

Rev. Kohn, carried without dissent.



9. Center for Community Education Development, CCD



President Donnelly recalled that in January, the Board

considered a recommendation for the establishment of a

Center for Community Education Development within the

Community College Division. In accordance with the Board's

policy concerning establishment of new Departments and new

programs, this proposal was included on the agenda for

final action, with the endorsement of President Donnelly

and Chancellor Humphrey. (The proposal was included with

the agenda, identified as Ref. 9A, together with additional

comments in support of the program, identified as Ref. 9B.

Both documents are on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



10. Proposed New Program in Recreation Leadership, CCD



President Donnelly recalled that in January the Board con-

sidered a proposal for a two year program in Recreation

Leadership to be offered by the Community College Division.

In conformity with the Board's policy on establishment of

new programs, this proposal is now submitted for final

action. President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



11. Engineering Research and Development Center, UNR



Acting President Anderson recalled that in January the

Board considered a recommendation for the establishment

of the Engineering Research and Development Center, within

the College of Engneering, and in conformity with the

Board's policy on the establishment of new Departments,

this recommendation is now submitted for final action.

Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



12. Seismological Laboratory, UNR



Acting President Anderson recalled that in January the

Board considered a recommendation that the Seismological

Laboratory be established as a separate research labora-

tory under organized research (Statewide Programs, UNR),

with its Director reporting to the Dean of the Mackay

School of Mines. Acting President Anderson and Chancellor

Humphrey recommended final approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



13. Graduate Fellow Salary Schedule, UNR



Acting President Anderson submitted with his endorsement

a Faculty Senate request that the Graduate Fellow Salary

Schedule be increased for 1974-75, as follows:



Proposed

Step Present 1974-75 Increase $ Increase %



5 $3450 $3600 $150 4.35

4 3250 3400 150 4.62

3 3050 3200 150 4.92

2 2850 3000 150 5.26

1 2650 2800 150 5.66



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval and further

recommended that UNLV and DRI examine the applicability

of this proposal.



Mr. Buchanan moved to table until the matter had been con-

sidered by the other Divisions. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, failed to carry by a vote of 5 to 3.



Professor Flack, Chairman of the UNR Faculty Senate, spoke

in support of the Senate's proposal.



Mr. Morris moved that the matter be referred to the Chancel-

lor's Advisory Cabinet for a recommendation to be brought

back to the March meeting. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried with a vote of 5 to 3.



14. Revisions of Estimative Budgets, UNR



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the fol-

lowing revisions of estimative budgets for 1973-74:



A. The Controller's Office requests an increase of $9800

to the Business Office Special Account to be allocated

for a senior account clerk position in the student

loan area and to provide additional operating funds.

The increase in revenue is derived from higher than

anticipated receipts from other UNS Divisions for

accounting services provided. Revised budget is as

follows:



Business Office Special, 4-1-263-4120-002



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 49 $ $ 49

Service Revenue 19,200 9,800 29,000

Total Source of Funds $19,249 $9,800 $29,049



Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $13,230 $ $13,230

Classified Salaries 4,200 4,200

Fringe Benefits 1,581 500 2,081

Operating 3,000 5,100 8,100

Reserve for Contingencies 1,438 1,438

Total Application of Funds$19,249 $9,800 $29,049



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



B. The Controller's Office requests a revision in the Loan

Administration Account to adjust the budget to reflect

the actual opening balance and revenue. Revised budget

is as follows:



Controller's Office Loan Administration,

4-1-263-4120-001

Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $11,090 $9,210- $1,880

Fed. Loan Admin. Income 6,000 1,700 7,700

Total Source of Funds $17,090 $7,510- $9,580



Application of Funds

Operating $14,000 $7,510- $6,490

Reserve for Contingencies 3,090 3,090

Total Application of Funds$17,090 $7,510- $9,580



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



C. The Electrical Engineering Department requests a re-

vision in the Electrical Engineering Gifts Account to

adjust the budget to reflect the actual opening balance

and provide for operating requirements. Revised budget

is as follows:



Electrical Engineering Gifts, 4-1-360-5252-002



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $5,000 $1,000 $6,000

Total Source of Funds $5,000 $1,000 $6,000



Application of Funds

Operating $5,000 $1,000 $6,000

Total Application of Funds $5,000 $1,000 $6,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



D. Student Services requested a revision in the Testing

Program Sales Account to reflect a reduction in

Federal revenue due to loss of Veterans' Administra-

tion contract. Revised budget is as follows:



Testing Program Sales, 4-1-265-4510-002



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $1,500 $ 179 $1,679

Revenue 7,300 3,740- 3,560

Total Source of Funds $8,800 $3,561- $5,239



Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $3,600 $3,450- $ 150

Wages 1,500 200- 1,300

Fringe Benefits 561 396- 165

Out-of-State Travel 800 285 515

Operating 2,039 129- 1,910

Equipment 200 200

Reserve for Contingencies 300 700 1,000

Total Application of Funds $8,800 $3,561- $5,239



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of Items B, C and D above.

Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn, carried without dissent.



15. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing transfers of funds:



#307 $1100 from the Contingency Reserve to Buildings and

Grounds to provide funds for student wages.



#309 $1250 from the Contingency Reserve to the Engineering

Technology Department to cover a letter of appoint-

ment for an instructor.



#310 $4459 from the Contingency Reserve to the Mathematics

Department to provide additional funds for a profes-

sional salary.



#319 $1125 from the Contingency Reserve to the Department

of Speech and Drama to cover salaries for two instruc-

tors for Spring semester.



#323 $4375 from the Contingency Reserve to the Sociology

Department to provide funding for two graduate

assistants.



#326 $1425 from the Contingency Reserve to the Elementary

and Special Education Department to provide funding

for an instructor on a letter of appointment.



#335 $200 from the Contingency Reserve to the Secondary

Education Department to provide student wages.



#338 $5400 from the Contingency Reserve to Central Office

Services to provide funds for the purchase of an off-

set press.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



16. Requests for Rights of Way, UNR



Vice President Pine recommended that a right-of-way, 10

feet in width and 14 feet in length, be granted to Sierra

Pacific Power Company to provide underground power service

to the building on Artemisia Street west of the Catholic

Church, which formerly housed the Teaching and Resource

Center, and into which Central Office Services is being

located.



Vice President Pine also recommended that a right-of-way,

10 feet in width and 1668 feet in length be granted to

Sierra Pacific Power Company to provide underground power

service to the Physical Education Complex, Mackay Stadium,

Water Resources, Anderson Health Science and the Atmospher-

ium. The right-of-way will be north of the present baseball

field. Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



17. 1974 Summer School Salary Schedule



Chancellor Humphrey submitted a proposal from the UNR

Faculty Senate, endorsed by Acting President Anderson,

that a ceiling of $500 per credit hour be placed on Summer

School salaries for 1974. UNR Class A Action Bulletin

containing the proposal was included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 26 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNLV Senate had ap-

proved an identical proposal for 1974 salaries, noting

that the UNLV Senate also recommended that "...after 1974,

budgeted State funds should reimburse UNLV Summer Session

for capital improvement bond charges, permitting tuition

reductions."



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the temporary

salary ceiling for the 1974 Summer Sessions and recommended

that the UNLV suggestion for budget changes for after 1974

be considered in relation to other 1975-77 budget concepts

which are under consideration.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



18. UNR Faculty Senate Action Regarding Summer Session



Acting President Anderson reported that on January 24, 1974

the UNR Faculty Senate adopted the following motion: "The

duplication of University parallel courses in Western Nevada

be eliminated, and that the University of Nevada, Reno, be

given priority in such courses."



Dr. Anderson noted that this action by the UNR Faculty

Senate had been presented at the Chancellor's Advisory

Cabinet on February 4 by Senate Chairman Flack and she

had requested that it be placed on the action agenda for

this Board meeting. Subsequent to that request, Dr.

Anderson stated, he had met with President Donnelly and

that UNR and CCD were attempting to work out some coordin-

ation of scheduling.



Professor Flack requested that the UNR Faculty Senate's

motion be moved from the action agenda to a discussion

item and then presented a statement in support of the

Senate's action (statement on file in Chancellor's Office).



Following Professor Flack's presentation, Chancellor

Humphrey noted that the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet had

considered this recommendation to have implications beyond

1974 and beyond UNR-WNCC and had scheduled a meeting of

an ad hoc committee of the Cabinet to further discuss

this matter on March 1.



Dr. Anderson moved that this matter be referred back to

the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet for review and recom-

mendation at the next meeting. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Mr. Jacobsen left the meeting and Miss Thompson assumed the

Chair.



19. Paper Shortage



Dr. Anderson stated that he had requested a discussion be

held concerning the paper shortage and ways in which the

UNS can reduce its use of paper. He suggested that some

critical review be undertaken of the publications and

mailings done by the various Departments and Colleges of

the University and requested the matter be referred to

the Administration for review.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that subsequent to Dr.

Anderson's request for discussion on this matter, the

officers had initiated such a review and would continue

with efforts to reduce the use of paper wherever feasible.



20. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the agenda

of the minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meet-

ing of January 4, 1974, noting that the Committee took no

action. Chancellor Humphrey requested that the minutes

be accepted as submitted. (Minutes identified as Ref. 25

and filed with permanent minutes.)



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



21. Proposed Changes in Leave Policy



Chancellor Humphrey noted that in April, 1973 the UNR

Faculty Senate approved a recommendation from the Faculty

Welfare Committee concerning emergency leave and a recom-

mendation from the Commission on the Status of Women con-

cerning maternity leave. These recommended changes were

endorsed by President Miller and transmitted for referral

to the Board of Regents. The recommended changes occur

in Title 4, Chapter 4, Section 10 of the Board of Regents

Handbook, as follows:



Section 10.4 Up to five days sick leave per contract

year may be charged in the event of serious illness

in the family, death, for paternal leave, or for

similar emergencies.



Section 10.6 A professional staff member is entitled

to use accumulated sick leave for a temporary disa-

bility, which includes child-bearing.



Unpaid child-rearing leave may be requested by either

parent up to a maximum of one year. Requests for

child-rearing leave must be accompanied by a state-

ment from a qualified professional source that there

is a medical or psychological need for the parent to

be given leave. The University guarantees that the

employee will return to his or her original position

without loss of seniority or other benefits.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that these proposed changes

affect a Systemwide policy and had, therefore, been re-

ferred to the other four Division Senates for considera-

tion. He reported the following results:



The UNLV Senate had endorsed the proposed changes,

as had Acting President Baepler.



CCCC and WNCC faculty approved of the recommended

changes; NNCC faculty approved of the change in

Section 10.6 but did not approve the change proposed

for Section 10.4. President Donnelly endorsed both

changes.



The Unit Senate had endorsed the proposed changes.



No report had been received from the DRI Faculty

Senate.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the above

changes to the Leave Policy, effective immediately.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



22. Amendment of Purchasing Policy



Acting President Anderson requested that the UNS Purchasing

Policy be amended to provide that livestock purchases for

the College of Agriculture programs may be authorized by

the Dean of the College without reference to the UNR

Purchasing Department.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval. A copy of the

Purchasing Policy, amended to accommodate the above

change, was included with the agenda (identified as Ref.

28 and filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



23. Travel Expenses for Student Body Representatives



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in 1971, the Board of

Regents authorized the payment of travel expenses of

student body representatives to meetings of the Board,

and provided funds from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Acocunt. The fund established by this allocation

is presently exhausted and it is estimated that approxi-

mately $450 will be required through June 30, 1974.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $450 be provided by

transfer from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

to the Travel Account for student body representatives.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:40 P.M.

Mr. Jacobsen resumed the Chair.



24. Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture Land Transactions



Vice President Pine recalled that at the January meeting,

authority was given to (1) offer for sale a total of 188

acres at the Main Station Farm; (2) offer an option to

the successful bidder to purchase the adjoining Ladino

Dairy; and (3) purchase the Maggie Creek Ranch in Elko

and Lander Counties for the appraised price of $2,250,000,

subject to the prior sale of the Main Station Farm property.



Mr. Pine noted that contacts by potential bidders on the

Main Station Farm property have led the Administration to

conclude that a different configuration would increase the

competition for this land. He requested that the authori-

zation to offer for sale be changed to include 163 acres

south of Mill Street and west of Boynton Lane and the

approved relocated Mc Carren Boulevard, but exluding the

Ladino Dairy. Mr. Pine submitted a map reflecting the

area under discussion.



Vice President Pine recommended further that authority be

given to enter into an agreement with Southern Pacific

Railroad for a right-of-way across University property

with the cost of the right-of-way determined by an MAI

appraisal.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey concurred

in the above recommendations. Chancellor Humphrey requested

that the Board's action be taken in conformity with recom-

mendations presented by Counsel Hug, as contained in Ref.

11B (filed with permanent minutes).



Dr. Anderson moved that the Chancellor be authorized to

give public notice of the intention to sell the real

property and to invite bids in accordance with the notice

of intention to sell the real property and the instructions

to bidders and general conditions and the bid form pre-

sented to this meeting of the Board of Regents. The pro-

spective purchaser will also have an option to acquire a

railroad right-of-way for a spur track across the property

immediately to the north of the 163 acres to be sold, as

set forth in the instructions. Bids shall be opened on

the 26th day of March, 1974 after which oral bids will be

accepted in accordance with the instructions. The Board

of Regents shall have to right to refuse any and all bids.

The Chancellor is instructed to publish the notice at least

once a week for 3 weeks in a newspaper of general circula-

tion in Washoe County, Nevada and to give such other

notice as he deems desirable. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



It was noted that the authorization granted earlier to

negotiate for the purchase of the Maggie Creek Ranch was

still in effect and, although the Administration was

withdrawing its recommendation that an option be purchased

for $25,000, negotiations would continue and a report

would be made to a subsequent meeting.



Vice President Pine recalled that the Gund Ranch in Lander

County was given to the University with the stipulation

that it could be sold, provided that proceeds of the sale

were used to acquire another ranch in northern Nevada.

He reported that Dean Bohmont has requested authorization

to offer the Gund Ranch for sale, with the proceeds to be

applied to the purchase of the Maggie Creek Ranch, and

simultaneously, authority to negotiate the transfer at

its appraised value to Occidental Land Company as partial

consideration on the Maggie Creek Ranch.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval, noting that final disposition of the

property will require Board approval and the Govenor's

concurrence.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



25. Report of AGB Meeting



Chairman Jacobsen announced that he would be retiring from

the Board of Regents at the end of 1974, when his term

expires, and presented the following statement by way of

report on the AGB meeting in Atlanta which he attended in

October, 1973, and his reactions to it:



The two day meeting held in Atlanta on October 18 and

19, 1973 was highly successful. The purpose of the

meeting sponsored by the Carnegie Commission on Higher

Education and the Association of Governing Boards of

Universities and Colleges was to discuss these priority

problems: (1) Tenure; (2) Board/President Relation-

ships; and (3) Fiscal Policies.



Rather than reporting each speaker's viewpoint, I shall

attempt to give you a summary plus ideas of other

Regents and my own viewpoint.



We were warned of 3 serious problems that Regents must

meet over the next decade. These problems have been

brought about by decreasing enrollments, coupled with

a decline in the rate of financial backing from State

and federal sources. We don't have adequate financing

to keep up with the need to meet increasing costs of

operation. Salary scales are designed to increase

with length of service and with promotions. All of

our faculty can conceivably be on the upper end of

the scale as time goes by -- surely 80% of them will

be. Thus even with no growth in numbers our cost of

basic salaries will continue to grow. With our

present commitments on fringe benefits and other

operative costs the cost picture becomes even more

startling.



Obviously, the role of Regent and Administrators will

include selling the Legislature and the public on in-

creased needs for public funds, even though we will

have decreased enrollments. What then will be our

Fiscal Policy in the future? We have been taught to

project the future on increased annual enrollment

figures -- now the situation is reversed.



80% of our faculty are going to be tenured faculty --

the Universities cannot live in a vacuum. We must

have new blood -- new ideas -- and exchange of culture

and all of the other attributes of a dynamic up-to-date

educational system.



We have been measuring success of our Universities by

input. We assume that well paid professors with tenure,

fine expensive facilities, good public relations and

excellent financial backing is bound to produce ex-

cellent, successful graduates.



It is time that we do some measuring by output. Do our

professors really get the truth across to their stu-

dents? Is a 4-year stay in College really beneficial

to a young adult? The era of unquestioned faith in

higher education has passed. The people are no longer

enamored by a College degree per se.



When we grant tenure to a professor, do we also invite

him to become so-called "dead wood"? I have had profes-

sors tell me how little challenge there is in teaching

some of the required courses semester after semester.



The fear of being stymied by a faculty that is 80% to

95% tenured with no new people coming in is a very real

one in most Colleges and Universities. At present our

projections indicate that the University of Nevada

System will be an exception, because of the growth of

our State. In preparing this report, I looked back in

my files to 1968; we were told then that by 1980 there

would be 30,000 students in our two Universities. There

was supposed to be 15,000 here at the University of Las

Vegas by now. All Universities were projecting growth

by looking backward to see what happened and predicting

that the future would reflect that growth.



Tenure was conceived as a means to protect faculty who

had views and ideas that didn't fit the present philos-

ophy. Universities and governing boards recognized

that the success of new ideas depended upon the right

to express them, for often the public rejects not only

the ideas but the people who had them -- thus stifling

progress. Tenure as means to assure academic freedom

was a great idea and has been proven to do just that

for some of our professors. It is ironic that it is

also tenure that is worrying those of us in University

government today because it is actually impeding

progress, first by guaranteeing jobs to all professors

after one review and approval of tenure and secondly by

stymieing non-tenured faculty because they could be

stopped from getting tenure by their tenured colleagues.



Today tenure has become a right to hold a job even

stronger than collective bargaining. We have been

measuring the excellence of our Universities and

Colleges by using the wrong tools. When a problem

comes up we answer it by financing a new building;

too often we pay more attention to the architecture

and design of the outside of the building than we do

to its usability and effectiveness. Or we answer the

problem by raising the salary of the faculty, Dean or

President or all of these.



Regents generally are frustrated because there seems

to be no way to measure incompetence because of the

intangible results. For example, it is not a rarity

to have a student complain about a professor during

College days and years later praise him. The third

concern of Regents isn't generally recognized, even

by Regents themselves. It concerns the quality of

those responsible for higher education and it certainly

bears repeating. "We have two responsibilities -- first

to set policy and keep it up-to-date and second to hire

and fire Presidents." Admittedly this simplifies our

responsibilities but it also serves to keep us on the

right track. We should not get involved in day to day

decisions that should be made by our Administrators.



Nationally, governing boards have given up too many of

their rights and responsibilities. In the 1920's and

1930's they transferred them to Presidents and Admin-

istrators. In the 1940's and 1950's they transferred

the responsibilities and rights to the faculty; in the

1960's and early 1970's they transferred them to the

students.



Today we are faced with a dilemma -- we have probably

already gone too far in delegating decision making and

responsibility. How can we retrieve some of the powers

vested in governing boards and still make good use of

the input of students, faculty and Administrators?

What should our relationship with our Presidents be?

I have been a Regent for 11 years -- during that short

space of time we have had 23 dedicated people serve on

the Board for varied lengths of time. Two were removed

by death, only one by defeat in election, and two by

reapportionment. Nine elected to quit, why?



Too many of us never really recognized and accepted

his or her role as a Regent. Sometimes because the

tenure was too short, but too often because they just

didn't give the time or could not afford the price to

be paid. Eventually (usually too soon), the sacrifice

becomes too great.



Our priority problems then are: tenure, Board/President

relationships and fiscal policies, and I would add

productivity. Productivity could be regarded as a key

word for the decade ahead.



Here are some ideas that provide food for thought. Dr.

Anderson stole part of my thunder with his requests

for task forces. Regents can and have the responsi-

bility to look carefully at what the public gets for

its tax dollars. Then we need to insist that steps

be taken to set up goals for professionals to meet.

We need to establish realistic measurements of output.

I recognize that some professors carry unbelievable

loads -- I also recognize that some teachers don't

teach and productivity is almost nil. Some areas

such as in the Medical School we need a ratio of al-

most one to one. In others the ratio can be as high

as 100 to one. How then do we establish measurements

with credibility? And how do we set up machinery to

hire and keep good faculty and weed out the non-

productive faculty?



Ben Rusche, a Trustee from South Carolina, questions

tenure and any good that it does. He based much of

his comments on the publication, "Faculty Tenure", by

Jossey - Bass Publishers, 615 Montgomery Street, San

Francisco, 94111. He says if tenure is a right then

much of the necessity to have collective bargaining

is eliminated. Tenure neither guarantees nor enhances

academic freedom. It does provide economic security;

even without productivity. Tenure is not essential to

provide academic freedom, it is really assured by the

institution and by the legal guarantees provided all

United States citizens.



I truly believe that we would be doing a service to

the University and its faculty and students to abolish

tenure as such and replace it with a more realistic way

to recognize productivity. Perhaps we could limit

tenure to those few professors that are so important

that we cannot do without them; then have their per-

formance be reviewed by new output standards every 5

or 7 years; if results are bad, give the professor 2

years to change. If no change is made his contract

should be terminated. Sound harsh and unreal? This

is not my intent. Good, productive faculty have nothing

to fear.



We will want them, need them and take care of them. I

am afraid we are getting our priorities mixed up. The

University is not for the benefit of the faculty and

employees -- it is for the benefit of the students --

who will become alumni -- who will enter our society --

and who should benefit all of that society. Why don't

we reverse some of our procedures?



Minnesota asked the Legislature what they could spend

-- then fit expenditures to it. We need to examine

expenditure limits and really assume the responsibility

to see to it that the public gets results for its tax

dollars.



Let us determine the mission of higher education today.

That is what Dr. Anderson asks for in setting up task

forces. We need to be aware of changing aspirations.

We need to be aware of changing requirements from our

society.



Are our building programs priorities right? Can they

be re-evaluated and improved? Are we asking the

necessary questions of costs? Are the buildings to

provide facilities or to fill a dream? Are our pro-

grams right -- old and new? You all know the questions

and the problems. We need to take time to ponder prob-

lems, to get to know our faculty, our Universities and

Colleges.



Regents must become advocates -- defend and push for

our programs -- not apologize. We should make public

appearances at service clubs, associations and other

groups. We need to make these appearances productive,

not only do we air our problems publicly, but we

should seek ideas and suggestions from people generally

outside education circles.



It is up to us, the Regents, to tell Congress and the

Legislature what we think the problems are and what

can and should be done because we know it best. We

should spend time with Legislators and decision makers

so they really understand our problems -- recognize

what our aims for higher education really are. When

we need their backing, we will get it because they

recognize the need.



I have served on this Board for 11 years. I am in

my 4th year as Chairman of the Board. I recognize

that it takes real dedication to be a good Regent.

I believe, as many others in the United States, that

Regents should be compensated. Many advocate that

the Chairman be salaried. I recognize that need to

spend more time being involved -- doing the things I

have mentioned but it is only right that we be com-

pensated for it. The fact is many of us just can't

afford to do what should be done.



26. Task Force Proposals



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the earlier discussion, noting

that in January Regent Anderson had requested that several

task force groups be organized to develop findings and

recommendations on problems facing the University. Such

task forces would be composed of representatives of the

Regents, the Administration, the faculty and the student

body. This proposal was discussed in January and it was

agreed that it would be scheduled as an action item at

this meeting and the ideas of all interested persons would

be solicited prior to the meeting. Chancellor Humphrey

noted that in addition to the 11 items proposed earlier,

Regent Anderson had suggested 9 additional items subse-

quent to the January meeting. (List of 20 items filed

with permament minutes.) In addition, comments were re-

ceived from Dr. Rosella Linskie, Professor of Education,

UNR; Professor Jo Deen Flack, Chairman, UNR Faculty Senate;

Dr. Charles Donnelly, President, CCD (comments filed with

permanent minutes). The UNLV Senate was reported to have

taken action "strongly urging the Board of Regents to defer

any action until the UNLV Senate has had an adequate time

to study the matter and act."



Following an extended discussion, Rev. Kohn moved that the

Chairman of the Board and the officers meet to develop a

plan of action under which task forces would be established

and their priorities determined. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried by a vote of 5 to 2. It was assumed that

the plan referred to would be considered by the Board at

its March meeting.



27. New Programs



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in December Regent Kohn

had requested a status report on new programs implemented

during the previous year. In response to that request, a

report had been prepared by the Chancellor's Office by way

of review of all new programs approved since 1969. Report

was again distributed with agenda (identified as Ref. 24A

and filed with permanent minutes).



Acting President Baepler presented a report concerning new

programs initiated at UNLV during the preceding year (re-

port identified as Ref. 24B and filed with permament min-

utes).



Acting President Anderson presented a report concerning

new programs initiated at UNR during the preceding year

(report identified as Ref. 24C and filed with permament

minutes).



28. Medical Examination Required for Admission



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the Board's policy requiring

medical examinations for admission, as contained in the

Board of Regents Handbook, Section 3, Chapter 10, Title 4,

noting that Regent Thompson had requested discussion of

this policy and consideration of a recommendation that the

policy be repealed.



Miss Thompson explained her reasons for requesting this be

included on the agenda, stating that she believed the policy

discriminated against the full-time student in that the

medical examination was required of that student but was not

required of a part-time student. She suggested that if the

policy is valid, consideration should be given to its en-

forcement for all students, with no exceptions.



In the discussion following, the Presidents reported that

although they had developed some preliminary information

concerning this matter, they were not yet prepared to make

a recommendation.



Dr. Lombardi moved that this matter be referred to the

Administration for recommendation at a subsequent meeting.

Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



29. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Humphrey reported concerning a meeting held on

February 7 with Presidents, Athletic Directors, and Football

and Basketball Coaches to discuss mutual problems and new

NCAA regulations. He stated that he believed the meeting

was worthwhile and at least one more meeting of this group

would be scheduled.



30. New Business



Rev. Kohn requested discussion at a subsequent meeting of

the following:



(1) The desirability of establishing a mandatory time

period during which a faculty member would be required

to brush up on new methods in his discipline.



(2) Development of a procedure whereby students can im-

prove themselves in deficient areas before they begin

classes. Rev. Kohn stated that he would make a de-

tailed proposal which he would send to the Chancellor

and to the Presidents.



31. Moving Expenses for New Faculty



Acting President Anderson recommended that reimbursement of

moving expenses in the amount of $1000 be provided to Dr.

William J. Hudspeth, Association Professor, and $1000 to Dr.

John Wesley Cramer, Professor, School of Medical Science.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



32. Investment Earnings of Surplus Operating Capital



Chancellor Humphrey noted that it is presently the policy

of the University that interest earned from the temporary

investment of surplus operating capital be handled as

follows:



(1) Monies earned from the temporary investment of fund

01 (general University operating) are credited to

that fund.



(2) Monies earned from the temporary investment of plant

funds are credited to the specific plant fund invested.



(3) All other interest earned is credited to the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account unless a specific

exception has been made by the Board (e. g., the ex-

ceptions made recently for the UNLV Student Union

Reserve and the Caesar's World gift to the Law School).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this policy be modi-

fied to provide that earnings from the investment of any

spendable special gift of $50,000 or more be credited back

to the account providing the funds.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda was

submitted. The information agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(01) Summer School Credit Load Report, CCD, UNR, UNLV

(02) Reports of Disciplinary Cases, UNR and UNLV

(03) Transfer Credit Report, UNR and UNLV

(04) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000, UNLV, UNR

(05) Report on Sabbatical Leaves

(06) Final Graduation Lists, UNLV and UNR

(07) Report of Fund Transfers, UNLV, UNR and DRI

(08) Progress Report on Capital Improvement Projects, UNR

(09) Duplication of Programs Report

(10) State Public Works Board Status Report



The meeting adjourned at 4:10 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

02-15-1974