02/20/1976

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 20-21, 1976








02-20-1976

Pages 24-51

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

February 20, 1976



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Center, 1101

N. Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent: Miss Brenda Mason

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Max Milam, UNR

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Lloyd P. Smith, DRI

Vice President Arthur Gentile, UNLV

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., University Counsel

Dr. Eugene Grotegut, UNR Faculty Senate

Miss Delia Martinez, Unit Senate

Dr. Henry Sciullo, UNLV Senate

Mr. Joseph Warburton, DRI Faculty Senate

Mr. Patrick Archer, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 10:50

A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of January 9, 1976 were

submitted for approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Mr. Ross, a supplemental

agenda containing five additional items was accepted.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



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

sion Presidents was recommended (report identified as Ref.

2 and filed with permanent minutes).



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



3. Sundowners



President Milam recalled that Regent Knudtsen had requested

a complete report at the February meeting concerning the

Sundowners. In response to that request, a report from Dean

Roberta Barnes was included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 3 and filed with permanent minutes). Dr. Milam stated

that he had no additional comments beyond that report.



Mrs. Knudtsen noted that when she had requested the report

things were still quite confused and now that time has

elapsed more information concerning the activities of the

Sundowners has been divulged. She said she did not believe

that the history of the Sundowners had any relevance to

what is happening today with its members. She also said

that she had hoped a report would show that when the Sun-

downers were no longer a recognized organization on Campus

there would have been a change in their behavior; however,

she added, she did not believe there was any difference in

their pattern of behavior before or after their being

barred from Campus.



Mrs. Knudtsen continued by expressing her concern and per-

sonal feeling of responsibility for the individual members

of the Sundowners, pointing out that they have undergone

a really horrifying, tragic experience which has changed

them. She said that although she did not believe there

was anything the Regents could now about controlling their

activities, she did feel that whether or not they were rec-

ognized as a Campus organization, they were part of the

University community and the Board had a responsibility

towards them as it does toward all members of that Communi-

ty. She further stated that she believed that what happens

to them as people in the years ahead is also the responsi-

bility of the Regents. She concluded her comments by stat-

ing that she believed the Sundowner members were going to

need the support of the Regents in many ways and she hoped

that the Board could give them that support.



Mrs. Fong commented that the adverse publicity had done con-

siderable damage to the integrity and reputation of the

University System, and to the Reno community. She requested

that if the Sundowners have, as an organization, done some

re-evaluating of their future objectives and goals that they

make a statement to the news media, particularly in Southern

Nevada.



Chairman Buchanan recalled that Mr. Paul Hollis had offered

to make a statement on behalf of the Sundownders and asked

if he still wished to do so. Mr. Hollis stated that he had

no statement to make at this time due to the civil suit

against the members of the organization.



Dean Barnes stated that she regretted that the report did

not end with a recommendation; however, the staff is still

looking at various possibilities for a way to control some

of the activities which are inappropriate in a University.

She added that regardless of what regulations and policies

might be adopted, although perhaps useful tools, she be-

lieved that the one thing that is going to make a differ-

ence is when the members of the University community and

the Nevada community decide that they will not tolerate

these activities.



4. 1974-75 UNR Scholarship Report



Dr. Robert Mc Queen, Chairman of the UNR Scholarships and

Prizes Committee, commented on the 1974-75 report which was

distributed at the meeting. Following Dr. Mc Queen's com-

ments, Dr. Anderson requested that a report be submitted to

a subsequent meeting on the total financial aid package

available to UNR students.



5. Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station

Report



President Milam noted the inclusion with the agenda of a

report from Dean Dale Bohmont in response to Regent Fong's

request for information concerning certain operations of the

Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural Experi-

ment Stations (report identified as Ref. 4 and filed with

permanent minutes).



Dr. Joseph Stein, Associate Director of the Cooperative

Extension Service, and Dr. Ralph Young, Associate Director

of the Experiment Stations, commented on the activities of

their units.



6. Foreign Language Requirement, UNR



President Milam commented on the College of Arts and Science

requirement for "The successful completion of a fourth sem-

ester College course in a foreign language, or evidence of

equivalent proficiency as determined by placement examina-

tion, or other means, by the Department of Foreign Languages

and Literatures. A student who successfully completes the

fourth year course of a foreign language in high school

satisfies the requirements."



Dr. Milam recalled that at the October, 1975, Board meeting,

ASUN officers had requested that this requirement be changed

by the Board. The Board referred the problem to "the appro-

priate bodies on the Campus (i. e., faculty, students and

Administration) for consideration with a request that a

report and recommendation be returned to the Board not later

than the third subsequent meeting." Accordingly, a report

was forwarded and Dr. Milam noted its inclusion in the

agenda (identified as Ref. 5 and filed with permanent

minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey commented that implicit in the report is

a recommendation that the foreign language requirement be

retained. He suggested that the report does not, however,

provide sufficient information on which to base a recommen-

dation for action by the Board. He recommended that if the

Board wished to pursue the matter further, additional infor-

mation concerning the rationale of the requirement be

requested.



President Milam noted that the report deals with what has

been done in the implementation of a decision reached last

year by the College on the options to the foreign language

requirement. A recommendation is not made at this time

since the College is involved in an intensive study of the

goals of the College which will then be used in studying

the various requirements of both the College and its

Departments.



Mr. Archer stated that ASUN would prefer to wait to receive

a copy of the report which Dr. Milam referred to, but noted

that the issue is still very strong with candidates who are

running for student government and he believed that it will

continue to be an active issue during the next academic

year.



Dean Gorrell stated that the report had not contained a

recommendation because he believed the Board would not wish

to get into the merits of a foreign language requirement.

He further stated that this is of great concern to the fac-

ulty and is being considered through a full-scale study of

what the goals of the College should be. He pointed out

that the question of what constitutes a Liberal Arts degree

is one of continuing debate. A committee charged with con-

ducting the full-scale study now has statements from each

Department of the College as to what it conceives its goals

to be. The statements are quite diverse and the faculty is

looking more seriously at ways of accommodating the require-

ments to meet the speciality of the varied groups that are

administratively within the College.



Dean Gorrell identified Dr. Robert Harvey as the Chairman

of the committee working on College goals and noted that

there are two students on the committee.



Mr. Ross moved to table further discussion concerning the

foreign language requirement until the May meeting. Motion

to table seconded by Mrs. Fong. Chairman Buchanan requested

that both sides of the issue be presented in May.



Dean Gorrell commented that the Board was requesting the

faculty to again take an action that had already been taken.

Dr. Milam agreed, noting that the committee referred to is

not only studying the foreign language requirement but the

overall goals of the College. He pointed out that the issue

presently before the College is not whether there will be a

foreign language requirement for a Liberal Arts degree, but

what options are acceptable in a particular Department.

The faculty has, he stated, previously considered the for-

eign language requirement and voted to retain it.



Chairman Buchanan suggested that the motion to table was

appropriate, noting that two opposing views have been taken

-- that of the faculty who have previously voted to retain

the requirement, and that of the students who wish to have

the requirement abolished or more options available. He

requested that both sides of the issue be presented at the

May meeting and the Board would be better prepared to take

whatever action is appropriate, or to take no action, if

that is appropriate.



Dr. Gorrell stated that the students had previously present-

ed to the College their arguments against the foreign lan-

guage requirement; these arguments had been considered and

a decision made to retain the requirement. He pointed out

that what is now before the Board is simply a disagreement

with a decision already reached.



Mrs. Knudtsen pointed out that matters of curriculum were

delegated to the faculty and suggested that it was in-

appropriate to pre-empt the faculty in this matter. Chair-

man Buchanan stated that this is the third time the matter

has been on the agenda and suggested that the only way it

could be resolved is to hear the arguments and make a

decision.



Motion to table carried without dissent. It was agreed

that the motion to table carried a requirement that the

pros and cons of a foreign language requirement would be

presented, with information presented which was considered

by the faculty at the most recent time a vote was taken to

retain the requirement.



7. Student Union Addition, UNR



President Milam recalled that Chapter 680, 1973 Statues of

Nevada, authorized the University to issue up to $2,030,000

of revenue bonds to finance construction and furnishing of

an addition to the Jot Travis Student Union. This addition

could cost up to $2,230,000. A feasibility study costing

$3,000 was financed from a $200,000 allocation from the

Higher Education Capital Construction Fund made available

by the Legislature.



President Milam further noted that the bonds are to be

serviced by a "Student Union Building Fee" assessed students

and must be issued by April, 1978, or the authorization

expires. Chapter 260, 1975 Statutes of Nevada, amended the

Act to provide that proceeds of the bond sale could also be

used to compensate the Student Health Services for space

acquired by the Union.



President Milam requested authorization to proceed with a

20-year bond issue of $1 million, to be repaid by a new

student union building fee of $1 per credit assessed all

students. If the bond interest rate is not higher than 8%,

this fee is adequate to service the issue, based on 1976-77

projected enrollments, at 125% coverage. The project budg-

et submitted is as follows:



11,088 sq. ft. of new construction at $52 $ 576,576

3,660 sq. ft. remodel bookstore at $17 62,220

6,984 sq. ft. remodel second floor at $23 160,632

Site work and relocation of utilities 57,505

Construction contingency - 4% 25,708

Subtotal $ 882,641

Public Works Board costs 171,336

Bidding contingency 30,041

Student Health Service payment 121,473

Total $1,205,491



ASUN President Pat Archer reported that the ASUN had voted

the previous week in favor of the addition, the bond issue

and the resulting fee assessment, provided:



(1) The fee assessment would be effective Fall, 1976;



(2) Any surplus generated by the fee assessment would be

made available to the Union for payment of utilities;



(3) The Catalog would identify the fee as a Union Expansion

Fee;



(4) There would be an upper limit of $16 on the fee (i. e.,

students taking in excess of 16 credits would still

only pay $16);



(5) A request be made to the faculty to help cover the

costs of running the Union; and



(6) The Administration agree to seek funding for utilities.



In the discussion following, President Milam objected to the

upper limit proposed by the students on the fee assessment,

based on the additional work load and margin for error it

would introduce into the registration process, and he stated

that he would not be in favor of requiring faculty to con-

tribute to the costs of running the Union. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval of the project, issuance of

the revenue bond and assessment of the $1 per credit fee,

effective Fall, 1976.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without

dissent.



8. Interfund Loans, UNR



President Milam reported that in 1973 loans totaling $66,448

were made from various UNR funds to the UNR Auxiliary Enter-

prises funds. These loans were noninterest bearing and were

to be repaid within five years. Three of the funds were:

Facilities Space Maintenance, $10,000; Stead Theatre Rental,

$600; and Stead Service Station Rental, $2,109. Dr. Milam

reported that these funds have been closed and he requested

authorization to pay the $12,709 to UNR Operation and Main-

tenance of Plant to be used for payment of utilities.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



9. Land Trade with City of Reno



President Milam requested approval to trade 7,439 sq. ft.

of University land to the west of the parking lot between

Evans Avenue and Ninth Street for 8,065 sq. ft. of City-

owned land along the Western Pacific Railroad right of way.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



10. Summer School Fees, UNR



President Milam recommended the following changes in fees

applicable to Summer School students



Present Proposed



Registration fee, per credit $24 $27

Audit fee, per credit 16 19

Health Service fee

One week session 2

2-3 weeks session 3

4-6 weeks session 5

Activity fee

1-2 credits 2.50

3 or more credits 3.50

Consolidated Health Service and

Activity fee

5 weeks session 9-a

3 weeks session 7-b



a to be distributed: $5 to Health Service

$1 to Student Union

$1 to Recreation Building

$2 to Activity Program



b to be distributed: $3 to Health Service

$1 to Student Union

$1 to Recreation Building

$2 to Activity Program



President Milam further noted that this proposal has the

support of the UNR Senate and that a Summer Session salary

ceiling will need to be imposed in order for the budget to

remain balanced. Accordingly, a salary schedule proposal

will be submitted in April. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval of the proposed fee increase.



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

carried without dissent.



11. Admission of Applicants with Criminal Records, UNR



President Milam noted that Section 13 of Chapter 10, Title 4

of the Handbook contains the Board's policy for admission to

UNR of applicants with criminal records. He requested that

the policy be repealed, citing the following reasons as pre-

sented by the Office of Student Services:



(1) It does not prevent a student whom the committee might

consider to be a potential threat to the University

community from enrolling at the University. Persons

with criminal records may register for Summer Session

or in a regular semester as nondegree students without

applying for admission or going through the screening

process.



(2) There is the belief that persons who have been convict-

ed of a criminal act and who have served their pre-

scribed sentence and been released from prison should

receive the same treatment and be offered the same

opportunities as any other person who applies for ad-

mission to the University.



(3) The opportunity to attend the University should not be

denied to those who need additional education in order

to redirect the course of their lives. It is not real-

istic to expect those who have deviated from society's

norms to become contributing members of that society

if they are not allowed to prepare themselves for

meaningful roles.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the policy be repealed,

effective immediately.



In the discussion following, it was pointed out that UNLV

and CCD have similar policies and it was agreed that a

recommendation concerning these would be submitted to the

next meeting of the Board.



Dr. Lombardi moved that Section 13, Chapter 10, of Title 4

of the Handbook be repealed. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried with Mr. Ross opposing.



12. Merging GUE and Summer Session, UNR



President Milam requested authorization to merge General

University Extension with the UNR Summer Session for admin-

istrative purposes, with Dr. Richard Dankworth to serve as

Director. Details of the proposed merger were included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 10 and filed with permanent

minutes). Dr. Milam reported that sufficient time had been

provided for consideration by the unit and Division con-

cerned and no alternative recommendation had been re-

ceived. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effec-

tive immediately.



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

carried without dissent.



13. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam recommended approval of the following

transfers of funds from the Contingency Reserve:



#288 $250 to the Foreign Language Department to provide

for operating requirements.



#316 $2,708 to the Psychology Department to be used for

classified salaries.



#317 $706 to the Department of Institutional Planning and

Budget to cover additional operating expenditures

for telephone, supplies, printing and in-state travel.



#333 $1,500 to the Mining Engineering Department to

cover a graduate teaching fellow position.



#338 $1,550 to the Foreign Language Department to

provide funding for a graduate student hired on

an emergency basis to teach a Spanish class.



#339 $1,780 to the Physical Education Department to

finance a Letter of Appointment for an individual to

supervise the swimming pool and to handle swimming

classes.



#342 $1,600 to the Department of Speech and Theatre to pay

graduate students for teaching additional sections in

the Fundamentals of Speech Communication (Sp. Th.

113).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



14. Revisions of Estimative Budgets, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following re-

visions to estimative budgets for 1975-76:



(1) Student Services requests this revision to adjust the

Residence Hall accounts to reflect the actual opening

balances, increases in anticipated revenues, the elim-

ination of Residence Hall Staffing Account transfers,

and the inclusion of transfers to the Program Accounts.

The expenditure pattern has been adjusted to cover

salaries for resident directors, minor adjustments to

classified and wage categories, increases in operating

expenditures, and increases in estimated ending

balances.



This revision covers the University Village and the

five halls; i. e., Nye, Juniper, Lincoln, Manzanita

and White Pine:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Balance $ 1,000 $ 59,627 $ 60,627

Student Fees 646,373 41,777 688,150

Total $647,373 $101,404 $748,777



Application of Funds

Professional Comp. $ 29,136 $(19,011) $ 10,125

Grad. Asst. Comp 9,525 9,525

Classified Comp 186,963 ( 6,443) 180,520

Wages 15,030 ( 4,680) 10,350

Operating 413,415 95,604 509,019

Out-of-State Travel 1,435 1,435

Ending Fund Balance 1,394 26,409 27,803

Total $647,373 $101,404 $748,777



(2) Student Services requests this revision to reflect

actual opening balance, an increase in an anticipated

revenue, the addition of student assistance in pre-

paring billings, and an increase in telephone

expenditures.



Account Name: Dormitory Telephone Service



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Balance $ $ 1,102 $ 1,102

Student Fees 26,600 3,800 30,400

Total $ 26,600 $ 4,902 $ 31,502



Application of Funds

Wages $ $ 1,000 $ 1,000

Fringe Benefits 10 10

Operating 26,600 3,800 30,400

Reserve for Contingencies 92 92

Total $ 26,600 $ 4,902 $ 31,502



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



15. Interfund Loan, UNR



President Milam requested approval of an interfund loan of

$8,695 from the Parking Permit Fund to the College of Agri-

culture, to permit the purchase of equipment for use on the

Gund Ranch. The loan is to be repaid in three years in

equal payments of $2,898.33 plus 6% interest. Funds will

be available for the repayment from the sale of hay and

income from feeding payment for cattle on the ranch. Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



16. Farrington Oil Leases



President Milam noted that the University had interests

in certain oil leases in Texas, one of which is the Powers

"B" lease in which the University holds .78125%. The

production of oil from this lease has been declining rap-

idly, with a production of 558 barrels in 1974 and 395 in

1975. It operated at a loss in 1975.



Dr. Milam reported that the present salvage value of the

well is $16,520, making the University's share worth

$12,906. He recommended that the University assign its

interest in the Powers "B" lease to Wesley Senkel, Inc.

for $12,906. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



17. Walker Weather Modification



President Smith requested adoption by the Board of the

following resolution in support of the DRI's work in the

Walker Catchment area:



RESOLUTION #76-1



WHEREAS, the Desert Research Institute is conducting inves-

tigations of the Walker Catchment area and its potential for

weather modification in the future; and



WHEREAS, it has become necessary to install an X-bank radar

system and communications link on Corey Peak (T. V. Hill)

west of Hawthorne, Nevada; and



WHEREAS, the exact latitude and longitude of the location

of this equipment is contained in the survey maps.



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

the University of Nevada System authorizes the filing of an

application by the Desert Research Institute for use of

Federal lands, under the control of the U. S. Department of

the Interior, Bureau of Land Management for installation of

electronics and radar systems for use in its Walker River

Catchment Weather Modification Program; and



BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER that Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

shall be authorized to sign said application on behalf of

the Board of Regents.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



18. Loan From DRI Contingency Reserve



President Smith reported that the DRI Contingency Reserve

presently has a balance of $181,614.94. He requested

approval of a $12,000 loan from that fund to the Southern

Edison Research Fund to cover repair of an air monitoring

station damaged by fire. The loan is to be repaid from the

insurance settlement. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



19. Transfer of Funds, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following trans-

fers of funds:



#76-202 $20,000 from the Reserve Energy Studies account to

provide funds for the Solar Engery Research

Program.



#76-203 $3,000 from the Energy and Atmospheric Environment

Center Contingnency Reserve (nonappropriated) to

provide additional out-of-state travel funds.

These funds are needed to pursue grants and con-

tracts with out-of-state agencies.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



20. Approval of Estimative Budget, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following budget

for the Graphics Department for the balance of FY 1975-76:



Source of Funds

Opening Balance $ 7,803

Charges to DRI Contracts & Grants 20,000

Total $27,803



Application of Funds

Wages $12,000

Fringe Benefits 500

Operating

Art Supplies 2,400

Dark Room Supplies 1,200

Printing 3,400

Contingency Reserve 8,303

Total $27,803



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. NNCC Elko Horse Show Endowment



President Donnelly reported that Northern Nevada Community

College has received $1,098.96 from the Elko Horse Show

group which has requested that the Board designate this as

an endowment and that the income be used to purchase books

related to horses and horsemanship for NNCC. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



22. Clark County Community College, Phase III



President Donnelly noted that work on this project is pres-

ently underway. In order to provide a usable facility cer-

tain items of equipment, labor and materials are to be add-

ed. Because the scope is extensive and in order to obtain

this work at the lowest possible cost to the University, the

State Public Works Board has recommended obtaining competi-

tive bids instead of authorizing a change order for this

part of the project.



President Donnelly reported the following work to be in-

cluded in the bid:



(1) Exhaust hoods, make-up air units, procurement and in-

stallation of all food preparation equipment in the

kitchen and snack bar areas of the Culinary Arts

Program.



(2) Lighting, lighting control and distribution equipment,

necessary outlets, and sound control devices in the

TV Studio and Theatre Arts room.



(3) Procurement and installation of equipment in the

Automotive Shop.



Dr. Donnelly reported that the architect's estimate for

this work is $425,000 and there are presently sufficient

unobligated monies to provide for this work as well as

preserve an adequate contingency fund for the main con-

struction contract. He requested approval to proceed with

the increase in the scope of the project as outlined above.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



23. Fee Refund Policy, CCD



President Donnelly recommended that the policy governing

refunds for CCD students as reflected in Section 9, Chapter

13 of Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook, be amended

to read as follows:



1. Refund policy for all CCD students, including auditors,

for net credit load reductions and withdrawal from the

College, is as follows:



a. 100% if initiated prior to the first class day of

instruction.



b. 50% refund for withdrawal from the first through

the fifteenth day of instruction.



c. No refunds after the fifteenth day of instruction.



2. Registration fees, capital improvement fees, student

body fees and laboratory fees are included in the above.



3. Full refund of registration and capital improvement

fees shall be made if a student withdraws from Summer

Session during the first two days of classes. No re-

funds shall be made after that date.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



24. Registration Fees Receivable from Agencies



This item was requested by Regent Mason and, because of her

absence from the meeting, was deferred until the April

meeting.



25. Reorganization of WNCC



President Donnelly recommended reorganization of WNCC to

conform to a recommendation of the Northwest Association of

Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges, that "because

of the geographic factor and the potential growth factor,

consideration should be given to a study of the possibil-

ity of making two Community College districts within the

present district."



Dr. Donnelly's recommendation, included with the agenda, was

for the administrative Division of the College to be split

into two Campuses -- the North Campus and the South Campus.

The North Campus, centered in Reno, would include Washoe

County; the South Campus, centered in Carson City, would

include the other seven counties now being served by that

College. Additional details of the proposed reorganization

were discussed and action is scheduled at the April meeting.



26. Assessment of Fees for Miniterm, UNLV



This item was requested by Regent Mason and was also de-

ferred until the April meeting.



27. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler recommended approval of the following fund

transfers:



General Appropriation



#76-062 From the Reserve for Contingency to Nursing $6,000;

to cover contract issued to Myrlene La Mancusa to

replace Willie Haynes while on LWOP. Funds were

previously transferred to Salary Savings.



#76-065 From the Reserve for Contingency to President's

Office $3000; necessary operating funds for the

remainder of this year.



Intercollegiate Athletics



#76-068 From the Reserve for Contingency to Intercollegiate

Athletics Operating $8,859; necessary to cover

operating expenses for the remainder of this year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



28. Investment Advisory Committee



The minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting

of January 9, 1976 were submitted and confirmation of the

actions of the Committee requested. (Minutes identified as

Ref. 27 and filed with permanent minutes.)



Mr. John Buchanan moved confirmation of the actions of the

Committee. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without

dissent.



29. State Retirement System Payments



Dr. Alfred Stoess, Director of Program Planning and Employ-

ment Relations, summarized the arguments for and against the

mandatory employer-paid concept of all contributions re-

quired to provide for public employees' retirement. Dr.

Humphrey noted that the subject was earlier referred to

Senate and Administrators for review and recommendation.

The UNLV Senate voted against a mandatory employer-paid

concept and their position had been endorsed by President

Baepler. The WNCC Senate had voted in favor of the concept;

the DRI Senate was opposed to it. Dr. Humphrey also report-

ed that the UNR Senate had taken action opposing the employ-

er-paid concept on February 19. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended that he be authorized to inform the Legislative

Commission that UNS does not wish to have it made mandatory

that public employers pay the entire amount required to pro-

vide for employees' retirement.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



30. Report and Action on Capital Improvement Bids



Mr. Harry Wood, University architect, reported the following

results and recommendations on capital improvement projects

(bid tabulations were included with the agenda, identified

as Ref. 29 and filed with permanent minutes).



(1) UNLV Handball Court Paneling, Gymnasium - 2/3/76



One bid for $12,200 was received from Renne and Forbes.

The State Public Works Board recommends the award of

a contract to Renne and Forbes.



(2) UNLV Sound System Expansion, Performing Arts Center -

2/6/76



One bid for $25,686 was received from Engineered Sound

Inc. The State Public Works Board recommends award of

a contract to Engineered Sound, Inc.



(3) WNCC, Phase II, Second Increment - 2/11/76



The State Public Works Board recommends the award of a

construction contract to the low bidder, Corrao

Construction Company, in the amount of $450,667.



(4) UNLV Campus Improvements - 2/12/76



The State Public Works Board recommends the award of a

contract to the low bidder, Nevada Pipeline Construc-

tion Company, in the amount of $550,000.



(5) UNR Campus Improvements - 2/17/76



The State Public Works Board recommends the award of a

contract to the low bidder, Harker and Harker, in the

amount of $276,560.



The Officers recommended that the Board concur in the award

by the State Public Works Board of the contracts as

indicated.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



31. Faculty Recruitment Fund



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that for several years the

Board has provided nonappropriated money for recruitment

of new faculty to allow for a personal interview for each

person appointed. Other costs, such as advertising, post-

age, etc., are paid from budgeted appropriated funds,

usually by the Department involved.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $29,750 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund for recruit-

ment of new faculty for 1976-77. The funds would be allo-

cated based on the number of new faculty anticipated in each

Division, with $200 for each CCD position, and $250 each for

other positions. It is estimated that DRI will recruit for

10 positions ($2,500); UNLV for 40 ($10,000); UNR for 40

($10,000); CCD for 30 ($6,000); and UNS for 5 ($1,250).



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

carried without dissent.



32. Proposed Amendment to the Code



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in November, a proposed

amendment to the Code was referred in conformity with the

amendment procedure. The amendment, he noted, was drafted

by Counsel at the request of the Administration in an

attempt to find a way to deal with the "Sundowner problem",

i. e., activities of students as members of groups not

recognized by the University. The proposed amendment was

included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 31 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended against adoption of the

proposed amendment, stating that he believed that adoption

of such an amendment would place the Presidents and the

student services staffs in a position of apparent responsi-

bility for various types of off-campus activities and or-

ganizations. He noted that the main problem has been with

the Sundowners and their actions. He pointed out that

these actions would also be objectionable when committed

by someone not a member of that organization. Most of the

objectionable activity, Dr. Humphrey further noted, is

against the law or, if occurring on Campus, is against the

provisions of Chapter 5 of the University Code.



Dr. Humphrey recommended stringent enforcement of State law

and the University Code by University police and student

services personnel on Campus, and recommended that the

University continue in the assumption that local law en-

forcement agencies will meet their obligations for appro-

priate enforcement of the law off Campus.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the amendment not be adopted.

Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.



33. Personnel Employment Contracts



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in May, Regent Thompson

had requested that a policy statement be developed whereby

a certain time would be established within which faculty

employment contracts must be returned in order to remain

valid. The request was referred to Division Administration.



Dr. Humphrey briefly summarized the action concerning this

matter, noting that recommendations of the Senates and of

the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet had been referred to the

System Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee. That committee

recommended that "...contracts be discontinued except for

the initial year of appointment, and that letters be used

instead." The Committee's recommendation was referred to

the Senates for review and recommendation. The DRI Senate

and President Smith wish to continue the present contract

method. Other Division Senates have endorsed the System

Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee recommendation.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the System Salary and

Fringe Benefits Committee recommendation be approved and

implemented for 1976-77, except for DRI, contingent upon

further review by Counsel to insure that the contractual

obligations of both the University and the employee are not

affected.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



34. Approval of Fund Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

fund transfers:



#75-26 $8,759 from the Computing Center Contingency Reserve

(State appropriated funds) to Computing Center, Reno

Operations - Operating to adjust accounts to reflect

actual expenditures.



#CC-11 $8,549 from the Computing Center Ending Fund Balance

(nonappropriated funds) to Computing Center, General

Sales Operating to adjust accounts to reflect actual

expenditures.



#CC-12 $300 from Computing Center Ending Fund Balance to

Computing Center Southern Nevada Operations - Sales

Operating to adjust accounts to reflect actual

expenditures.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



35. Method of Assessment of Registration Fees



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the assessment proce-

dure for registration fees at UNR and UNLV be changed,

effective Fall, 1976, to assess the fee according to the

level of the course rather than the level of the student.



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

Ross, carried without dissent.



36. Use of Lie Detector Tests



Chancellor Humphrey briefly summarized the action concerning

this Code amendment, originally proposed by the UNR Senate

in April, 1975, referred to other Division Senates, and

considered by the Board at its November meeting. At that

time the Board voted to consider an amendment which would

substitute the word "required" for the word "used" and allow

additional time for review.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that no additional comments or

recommendations have been received subsequent to the Novem-

ber meeting. He recommended that the Board amend the Code

by adding to Section 5.3.25 the following:



(1) Lie detector tests shall not be required in conjunction

with University of Nevada System personnel proceedings

nor in relation to University of Nevada System person-

nel matters.



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

Buchanan, carried with Mr. Ross opposing.



37. 1977-79 Faculty Compensation



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNS budget request

for 1977-79 must be filed with the State Department of

Administration by September 1, 1976. He noted that work on

this budget is progressing with the objective of having a

tentative budget to the Board at its June meeting and final

action at the July meeting; however, before the budget can

be completed, the basic compensation policy must be set.



Dr. Humphrey recalled that the January Information Agenda

had included a recommendation of the UNS Salary and Benefits

Committee, and the recommendation of the UNLV Senate. Sub-

sequent to the November meeting, the UNS Salary and Bene-

fits Committee amended its earlier recommendations and Dr.

Humphrey requested Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough, Chairman of that

Committee, to comment on the amended recommendation.



Mr. Mc Cullough reported that the UNS Salary and Benefits

Committee now recommends that the UNS "achieve a profes-

sional compensation goal of an all ranks average 10 months

compensation equal to that of the fifty principal public

Universities, or an increase in this average sufficient to

offset the cost of living, as measured by the annual in-

crease of the CPI, plus an increase sufficient to provide

an increase equal to the annual increase in 'real' spend-

able earnings equal to the national long-run trend in real

income (3%), whichever is greater."



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this amended recommendation

had been discussed at February 9 meeting of the Chancellor's

Advisory Cabinet and it was agreed that additional time

would be allowed for consideration. Subsequent to the

Advisory Cabinet meeting, Chancellor Humphrey added, the

following recommendations had been transmitted:



(1) President Milam recommended "that the compensation

goal for UNS be set at the current average (eliminate

any lag) of the 50 principal state Universities or an

increase equal to the CPI, whichever is greater, plus

an amount equal to one step per FTE to be used to

recognize and reward meritorious service."



(2) President Baepler endorsed the concept of a compensa-

tion goal which will equal the mean of the 50 princi-

pal state Universities or an increase equal to the

movement in the consumer price index plus money for

an average of one step on the salary schedule for

merit.



(3) President Donnelly transmitted, with his endorsement,

similar recommendations from CCCC and WNCC Senates.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that these recommendations

are consistent in result with the amended recommendation of

the UNS Salary and Benefits Committee. He also endorsed the

concept involved and recommended adoption of the following:



The UNS professional compensation goal for UNR and UNLV

for the 1977-79 biennium shall be to achieve an average

compensation equal to the average of the 50 principal

state Universities, or to increase the UNS average by

an amount equal to the annual increase in the Federal

Consumer Price Index plus an amount equal to one step

per FTE faculty member on the salary schedule to be used

for recognition of meritorious service, whichever is

greater. Adjustment in the UNR-UNLV salary schedule

required to reach this goal will cause a similar change

in the CCD salary schedule, thereby maintaining the

present salary relationship.



In considering the above goal, Dr. Humphrey emphasized the

following definitions:



(a) Compensation shall mean salary plus those fringe bene-

fits recognized by AAUP as a part of compensation; i.

e., employer's premium for retirement and for health,

hospital, life, unemployment and industrial insurance.



(b) The 50 principal state Universities are as identified

in Ref. 36C (filed with permanent minutes).



(c) Average shall refer to the arithmetic mean.



(d) The movement of the Consumer Price Index shall be cal-

culated at the end of each calendar year; however, for

purposes of budget preparation, it shall be assumed

to be 7% per year.



(e) Compensation under discussion is for "B" contract

faculty.



Dr. Humphrey noted that the average compensation of the 50

principal state Universities increased by 5.04% in 1972-73,

7.35% in 1973-74 and 6.95% in 1974-75 (the 1975-76 figure

is not yet available). The mean increase of these three

years is 6.45%. The increase in the CPI for the year ended

December 31, 1975 was 7%. An average of one step on the

salary schedule can be accommodated by a 3% increase. Dr.

Humphrey commented that taking the greater of these possible

increases results in a budget increase in compensation of

10% for each year of the biennium.



Dr. Humphrey noted that the UNLV Salary Committee had made

a different recommendation and suggested that it be dis-

cussed.



Dr. W. Thomas White, Chairman of the UNLV Salary Committee,

commented on the recommendation of that Committee, which he

said had been endorsed by the UNLV Senate (recommendation

identified as Ref. 36A and filed with permanent minutes).



Statements in support of the Chancellor's recommendation

were made by Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough, Dr. Eugene Grotegut,

Mr. Robert Rose, Dr. Gentile and Presidents Milam, Donnelly

and Smith.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross. Dr. Anderson requested

that the definition contained in paragraph (a) be identified

as "currently recognized by AAUP...". Amendment was accept-

ed by Mrs. Knudtsen and Mr. Ross and the motion carried with

the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs.

Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Ross

No - Mr. James Buchanan



38. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Fund



Chancellor Humphrey requested an allocation of $500 from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Account to provide out-of-

state travel funds for Dr. R. L. Taylor, UNR, who has been

designated to represent Nevada on a national advisory coun-

cil for the veterinary medicine program at Colorado State

University. He commented that this council is charged with

the responsibility of working with Colorado State University

in adjustment of the number of students admitted to the pro-

gram and in making a recommendation to WICHE concerning the

charge per student.



Dr. Humphrey noted that there are three trips to Denver

involved and UNR has paid for one of the trips, but is un-

able to pay for the other two. The Nevada WICHE budget

has no out-of-state travel monies.



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

carried without dissent.



39. Congressman Jim Santini Scholarships



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Congressman Jim Santini

has offered to donate to the Board of Regents the amount of

his Congressional pay increase, after taxes, for 1976. He

has asked that the money be used to establish the "Congress-

man Jim Santini Scholarships", to be awarded Fall, 1976,

to needy students making satisfactory progress toward their

stated educational objectives. The funds are to be allo-

cated to UNLV - $300, UNR - $300, CCCC - $120, WNCC - $120,

and NNCC - $120, for a total of $960.



The Officers recommended acceptance of this gift and the

establishment of the five scholarships for Fall, 1976.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



40. Restoration of Morrill Hall



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption

of the following resolution in response to a request by the

UNR Alumni Association. This resolution is needed to meet

the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act

of 1968, under which the Alumni Association plans to request

grant money.



RESOLUTION # 76-2



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno, Alumni Association,

Inc. is submitting an application to the Nevada State Park

System for financial assistance under the National Historic

Preservation Act of 1968, and



WHEREAS, the Nevada State Park System has been assigned the

administration of the program within the State, setting up

necessary rules and procedures governing application by

local agencies under the program, and



WHEREAS, said Federal Act and adopted procedures established

by the State require that the applicant must certify by res-

olution the approval of proposed park projects, applications

including all understandings and assurances contained there-

in, and availability of local matching funds prior to sub-

mission of said applications to the State, and



WHEREAS, the proposed Morrill Hall Restoration project is

consistent with the Nevada State Annual Work Program, and

other prerequisities of the National Historic Preservation

Act.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed Morrill

Hall project is approved for implementation, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents does here-

by certify that said agency can finance 100% of its share

of Phase II, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents does hereby

appoint Edward L. Pine, Vice President for Business, as

agent of the Board of Regents to conduct all negotiations,

execute and submit all documents including applications,

agreements, billing statements, and so on which may be

necessary for the completion of the above project.



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

carried without dissent.



41. Revision of Estimative Budget for Radiological Safety Board



Chancellor Humphrey requested the following revision to the

Radiological Safety Board estimative budget to provide funds

for payment of radiation film badge services billed during

the present fiscal year but provided during the 1974-75

fiscal year.



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Balance $ 87 $1,510 $ 1,597

UNR, UNLV, CCD, DRI 16,900 16,900

Total $16,987 $1,510 $18,497



Application of Funds

Professional Compensation $11,510 $ $11,510

Classified Compansation 2,777 2,777

Operating 2,700 2,700

Ending Fund Balance 1,510 1,510

Total $16,987 $1,510 $18,497



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



42. Fleischmann Atmospherium-Plantetarium



President Milam presented the following table showing the

anticipated sources of funds and the projected cost of

operating the Atmospherium-Planetarium on a minimum program

basis for the period from January 17 to June 30, 1976.



Sources of Funds

DRI State appropriated professional position $ 7,130

GUE classified position 4,190

UNR subsidy for buildings and grounds 14,650

UNR subsidy for audio visual services 2,500

UNR subsidy for equipment maintenance & repair 2,140

Box office receipts 13,590

Interfund loan 4,500

Counter sales 1,500

Total $50,200



Application of Funds

Professional compensation $ 9,270

Classified compensation 6,690

Wages 4,340

Operating 29,650

Out-of-State travel 250

Total $50,200



President Milam recommended establishment of the following

estimative budgets for box office receipts and counter

sales:



(1) Atmospherium-Planetarium - Box Office Sales



Source of Funds

Box Office receipts $13,590



Application of Funds

Wages $ 4,340

Operating

Telephone 900

Equipment 3,500

Office Supplies 600

Advertising 2,500

Film Supplies 1,500

Out-of-State travel 250

Total $13,590



(2) Atmospherium- Planetarium - Counter Sales



Source of Funds

Counter sales $ 1,500



Application of Funds

Operating

Merchandise for resale 1,250

General operating 250

Total $ 1,500



President Milam also requested approval of an interfund loan

of $4,500 from the GUE Dean's Special Projects Fund to the

Conferences and Institutes Atmospherium-Planetarium Account

to help defray the operating costs shown above. Repayment

will be made in one year. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



43. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the 1975 Legislature had

authorized a $10 million revenue bond issue to be used to

construct a building at UNLV to be leased to the Environ-

mental Protection Agency. Dr. Humphrey reported that there

has been an opinion issued recently by bond counsel, Dawson,

Nagel, Sherman and Howard, due to a decision by IRS affect-

ing the Colorado School of Mines which has a similar bond

issue. That bond issue was declared by IRS to be a non-

municipal, therefore taxable. If this same regulation is

applied to the pending bond issue of the University of

Nevada, it would prohibit the University's proceeding since

the only authority is for a municipal bond issue. Dr.

Humphrey noted, however, that Dawson, Nagel, Sherman and

Howard are seeking a ruling from the IRS; if the ruling is

in favor of the University, the project can proceed. If

it is not in favor of the University, an alternative course

of action will have to be determined.



44. New Business



Mrs. Fong requested a review and evaluation of the teacher

education programs on both Campuses, noting the number of

teachers who graduate and are unable to find positions.



In the discussion following, it was noted that both Campuses

provide placement and counseling services for teacher can-

didates. It was also noted that market surveys are avail-

able which reveal the condition of the teacher employment

market. It was agreed that copies of the market surveys

would be sent to Mrs. Fong by President Baepler and Presi-

dent Milam.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda sub-

mitted. The Information Agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Tenure - Economic Security for CCD Faculty (for

action in April)

(2) Report of Fund Transfers, UNR and UNLV

(3) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(4) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8,000

(5) Report of Foreign Travel

(6) Board of Regents Special Projects Fund Balance

(7) Financial Aids for UNLV Students

(8) 1974-75 UNR Scholarship Report

(9) Mackay School of Mines Press Releases

(10) Report of Fund Transfers, System

(11) Status Report of University Projects



The meeting adjourned at 5:15 P.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

02-20-1976