03/09/1973

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








03-09-1973

Pages 77-91

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

March 9, 1973



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

Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James Buchanan, II

Miss Flora Dungan

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Mr. William W. Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger



Members absent: Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., University Counsel

Mr. Thomas G. Bell, University Counsel

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

Dr. Joseph Crowley (UNR)

Dr. Paul Fenske (DRI)

Mr. K. Donald Jessup (UNS)

Mr. Richard Elmore (ASUN)

Mr. Mike Mason (CSUN)



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



Mr. Jacobsen asked for a period of silence in memory of Regent

Paul Mc Dermott and UNR student Doug Mac Gowan.



Mrs. Nedra Joyce, appointed by Governor O'Callaghan to fill the

unexpired term of Mr. Mc Dermott, was sworn in by Justice Al

Gunderson.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of February 9, 1973 were

submitted for approval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



2. Election of Vice Chairman



Mr. Jacobsen opened nominations for the election of Vice

Chairman. The names of Flora Dungan, William Morris and

Mel Steninger were placed in nomination. Miss Dungan was

elected Vice Chairman by secret ballot.



3. Nevada Humanities Committee



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Nevada Humanities Commit-

tee, a Nevada group designated by the National Endowment for

the Humanities to administer a State-based regrant program,

had requested an opportunity to present an informational

report to the Board concerning the Committee's purposes and

programs.



Laurance M. Hyde, Jr., Chairman, and Norice M. Smith,

Director, reported briefly on the program.



4. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

Presidents was recommended (report of gifts identified

as Ref. 3 and filed with permanent minutes).



5. Supplemental Agenda



Mr. Morris moved acceptance of the supplemental agenda.

Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



6. Optional Liability Insurance



President Miller reported that individual liability in-

surance for students engaged in certain activities has

been requested by the students and faculty involved. For

example, students engaged in field experiences in Social

Services, Nursing students involved in activities in hos-

pitals, rest homes, doctors' offices and laboratories, and

Education students involved in laboratory experiences such

as practice teaching in schools in Nevada.



President Miller noted that arrangements have been made

for insurance to be provided students electing the coverage

by the inclusion of a rider on the University's liability

policy. Costs would be:



Social Services and Corrections and Orvis School of

Nursing - $10 per student per semester.



College of Education - $1.50 per student per year.



President Miller recommended that this optional insurance

be offered to students involved in the above areas, that

the fees be assessed and collected by the University only

for those students electing the coverage.



President Zorn stated that this matter has been under dis-

cussion at UNLV and interest expressed for students at that

Campus. He requested that UNLV be included in the optional

coverage.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the optional

liability insurance as requested for both UNR and UNLV.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



7. Request to Close Out Accounts for Physical Science Project,

Phase I, UNR



President Miller reported that all items allowable under

Alternate 10 of the Physical Science Project, Phase I

(Chemistry Building), have been completed. There are no

funds remaining unencumbered in the construction budget

and the account will be closed. There is approximately

$13,000 remaining in the Special Asscount established to

receive interest earned on the investment of funds in this

project. President Miller requested that the Special

Account be closed and the funds deposited in the reserve

account with the First National Bank as required by the

revenue bond covenants. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



8. Motor Vehicle Storage Building



President Miller reported that plans have been prepared by

Physical Plant staff for a motor vehicle storage building

to be constructed at UNR from funds available from the

Higher Education Capital Construction Fund. This project

was previously approved by the Board and the monies allocat-

ed. The plans have now been reviewed and approved by the

State Planning Board and that agency will advertise and

award bids following approval of the project by the Board

of Regents.



President Miller noted that the plans call for a 36' x 104'

or 3744 sq. ft. metal building with a gabled roof and

concrete floor. It will have a vehicle hoist and washing

floor. It will replace the two quonset huts east of the

Chemistry and Physics buildings and will cost approximately

$50,000.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval of the plans.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



9. Renaming of Building and Department



President Miller recommended that the Office of Student

Affairs be renamed the "Office of Student Services" and

the Thompson Education building which now houses most of

the staff be renamed the "Thompson Student Services

Center". Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



10. Request for Institutional Matching Funds



President Miller reported that UNR has been allocated an

additional $7061 for the Health Professions Student Loan

Program, requiring an additional $785 in institutional

matching funds. President Miller requested the funds be

provided by transfer from the Goodfellow Loan Fund, a UNR

Loan Fund which presently has a balance of $1081.19.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



11. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Miller requested approval of the following

transfers of funds:



#174 $1000 from Contingency Reserve to Faculty Senate to

cover a portion of the salary for the Senate Secre-

tary.



#210 $550 from Fund Balance to Audio Visual Center Film

Rentals to cover operating expenses to film rental

fees and 16MM film purchases. An offsetting trans-

fer was previously made to the Fund Balance (Estima-

tive Budget - non-fund 01).



#362 $818.35 from Contingency Reserve to the College of

Business Administration, Dean's Office, College

Equipment Maintenance and Replacement, to pay

charges for installation of lines to Computing

Center and rental to July 1, 1973.



#380 $1250 to Educational Foundations to provide funds

for graduate assistant support for partial coverage

during leave of absence for professional staff

member.



#381 $383.85 to the Athletic Department Wages Account to

cover payment to Equipment Manager.



#396 $600 to Dean's Office, Arts & Science, to provide

for payment to Editor of Arts & Science Newsletter

and to provide emergency operating funds for the

College.



#398 $400 to Physical Education Wages account to provide

for a student assistant for a Physical Education

course.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



12. Rural Development Advisory Council



President Miller recommended that a State Rural Develop-

ment Advisory Council be established under the Chairman-

ship of the Dean of the College of Agriculture for the

implementation of Public Law 92-410, Rural Development

Act for 1972. The function of the Council will be to

review and approve annual program plans conducted under

this Act and to advise the President of UNR on matters

pertaining to the programs authorized. President Miller

noted that representation on the Council is specified in

the legislation and recommendations for appointments

would be made during the Executive Session. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



13. Main Station Field Laboratory



President Miller recommended that the firm of S. E. & A.

be retained to develop a land use plan for the Main

Station Field Laboratory at a total cost of $10,000 to

be paid from the Experiment Station Facility Fund. He

noted that Phase I of the study, the identification of

land most valuable for sale, is to be accomplished within

45 days following initial award of the contract. Phase

II, a land use plan for the balance of the Main Station,

will be available within 120 days. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



14. Revision of ASUN Constitution



President Miller reported that review of the proposed

revisions to the ASUN Constitution had been completed

and asked that Mr. Hug comment on the results of his

review.



Mr. Hug stated that he had found no major problems with

the document but suggested that a revision be made to

Section 700.0 to provide that the Constitution would

require approval by the Board of Regents.



President Miller recommended approval of the revised

Constitution with Section 700.0 amended to read as

follows: "This Constitutions, upon its approval by the

A. S. U. N. and the Board of Regents, shall supersede

the 1969 Constitution of the Associated Students, with

all its amendments, on April 11, 1973." (Revision

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

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



15. Proposed Agreement with Clark County School District



President Donnelly requested approval of an agreement with

Clark County School District whereby Clark County Community

College will July 1 assume the post-secondary adult educa-

tion program now offered by the District. Details of the

agreement were distributed with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 15 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



President Zorn expressed concern that approval of this

agreement might permit an overlapping of continuing educa-

tion programs and would allow the Community College

Division to compete with UNLV in offering in-service

training programs for professional development.



Mrs. Joyce expressed full endorsement of this proposed

agreement, stating that she believed it was a very positive

step on the part of CCD. She recalled the origin of the

Vo-Tech program in Clark County, noting that it was begun

by the Clark County School District because there was not

another agency offering the service. She stated that she

believed the programs were appropriate for CCD.



Mr. Morris stated that he believed Dr. Zorn's concern was

valid and asked if UNLV had been involved in any of the

planning sessions between CCD and the School District.

President Donnelly responded that UNLV had not been in-

volved and he did not consider it appropriate to involve

UNLV since the agreement is to assume existing programs

which are all assumed to be appropriate to the Community

College. It was noted, however, that the objection had

not been raised earlier in the Chancellor's Advisory

Cabinet meeting at which time the agenda was reviewed.



Mr. Morris suggested that action be deferred on this mat-

ter until UNLV could be involved in the planning sessions.

He also asked whether approval of the Clark County School

District Board had been obtained, questioning whether it

was not premature to request Board of Regents' approval

of an agreement not yet approved by the School District

Board.



President Donnelly pointed out that the agreement had been

developed by the CCD and Clark County School District

Administration and execution of the agreement, if approved

by the Board of Regents, would be subject to approval also

by the School District Board.



Miss Dungan moved that the proposed transfer of post-

secondary adult education programs to the CCD be approved,

subject to funds being available, and subject to approval

of the Clark County School District. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Joyce, carried with Mr. Buchanan opposing.



President Zorn again expressed concern, stating that he

believed it was ill advised to authorize the program to

go ahead with no ground rules concerning who would be

offering continuing education programs.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that in view of President

Zorn's concern this matter would be discussed with the

Articulation Board and the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet.



Miss Dungan moved that the Board of Regents recommend that

an agreement be reached through the appropriate University

Committee as to the areas to be covered by the CCD and those

to be covered by UNLV. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



16. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following fund

transfers from the Contingency Reserve:



#910 $66,151 to Clark County Community College, Profes-

sional Salaries, to employ additional part-time

instructors to serve the increased enrollments.



#913 $12,000 to Western Nevada Community College, Profes-

sional Salaries, to employ additional part-time

instructors to serve the increased enrollments.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



17. Work Program Augmentation for CCCC



President Donnelly requested authorization to seek approval

from the State Budget Office of an augmentation of the

1972-73 Work Program for CCCC in the amount of $91,450

and for WNCC in the amount of $51,900. The increase would

be provided from student registration fees which exceed the

work programmed amounts.



Justification for the requested augmentation was contained

in Ref. 17 (filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



18. Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Arts, Phase I



President Donnelly presented a Phase I proposal for a new

Associate Degree in Graphic Arts to be offered by all 3

Colleges of the Division. (Copy of the proposal is on

file in the Chancellor's Office.) Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval of the Phase I presentation.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



19. Physical Education Complex, UNLV



President Zorn reported that bids were opened February 27,

1973 for construction of the UNLV PE Complex. Upon the

recommendation of the State Planning Board, action on

this project was submitted to a mail ballot under date of

February 28, with a recommendation that the Board of

Regents concur in the award of a bid to Tiberti Construc-

tion Company for the base bid and Alternates A, B and C

for a total contract of $4,864,300. Summary of the project

was distributed with the agenda (identified as Ref. 19 and

filed with permanent minutes). Report of bids was dis-

tributed at the meeting (identified as Ref. 19A and filed

with permanent minutes).



As of March 6, 1973, 7 affirmative responses had been re-

ceived and the State Planning Board was advised of the

Board's concurrent in the award of that bid. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended confirmation of the action taken as

a result of the mail ballot.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



20. Request for Approval of Transfer from Corporate Trust



President Zorn requested approval of the withdrawal of

$12,943.80 from Corporate Trust 16-00035-00 and 16-00035-01,

Maintenance and Equipment Reserve for the Dormitory and

Dining Hall. The funds are required for the replacement

of beds and mattresses for the Dormitory. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



21. Mary Alice De Vos Trust



President Zorn reported that UNLV has received an unre-

stricted gift from the residue of the Mary Alice De Vos

Trust. The distributed assets amount to approximately

$770,000 in cash and marketable securities.



President Zorn requested that the gift be established as

a fund functioning as an endowment and the income dedicated

equally to two scholarship funds: The Kenneth M. and Mary

Alice De Vos Scholarship for students having "potentiali-

ties for excellence in the Fine Arts", and the Mildred P.

Cotner Academic Scholarships for entering Freshmen having

"superior academic potentialities". Descriptions of the

two scholarships were distributed with the agenda (identi-

fied as Ref. 20 and filed with permanent minutes). Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



22. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Zorn requested approval of the following transfers

of funds from the Contingency Reserve:



#73-41 $10,000 to Buildings and Grounds Utilities to cover

rate increase in electrical charges granted July 1,

1972. Accumulated salary and operating savings

previously transferred to Contingency Reserve are

being used to cover costs.



#73-60 $9650 to Extended Day Supplement to provide funds

for part-time instructors for 1973 Spring semester.



#73-64 $2000 from Contingency Reserve to Mathematics

Department to provide funds for additional oper-

ating expenses in excess of that budgeted.



#73-66 $8334 from Contingency Reserve to Athletics to

provide additional funds for professional salaries.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



23. Proposed Amendment to By-Laws



Chairman Jacobsen recalled that at the February meeting

Miss Thompson had requested that an amendment to the

By-Laws be prepared to abolish all standing committees of

the Board with the exception of the Investment Committee.

Such a draft amendment had been prepared; however, in

view of Miss Thompson's absence, Chairman Jacobsen sug-

gested that discussion be deferred until the April meeting.



Mr. Buchanan moved to table this matter until the April

meeting. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without

dissent.



Mr. Buchanan moved that this be scheduled on the April

agenda for discussion only. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



24. Appointment of Independent Auditors



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the By-Laws of the Board

require that the Chancellor, in his ex officio role as

Treasurer of the University, shall "provide for internal

and independent audits; however, his appointment of

independent auditors shall be subject to approval of the

Board of Regents." In 1970, the Board adopted a policy

of rotation of independent audit firms on a 3-year basis.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the firm of Harris,

Kerr, Forster & Company, Certified Public Accountants,

with offices in Reno and Las Vegas, be retained as in-

dependent auditors for the University of Nevada System

for the fiscal years 1972-73, 1973-74 and 1974-75, at

a set total fee of $29,000 for FY 1973, $30,000 for FY

1974 and $32,600 for FY 1975.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



25. Report of Ad Hoc Committee



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the ad hoc committee ap-

pointed to conduct a special study to determine the demand

by Nevada residents for additional Medical School spaces

has filed its report. The report was distributed with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 25 and filed with permanent

minutes). The conclusion of the committee was that "the

48 availble seats at the UN Medical School are more than

adequate for the State of Nevada at this time. The pool

of Nevada residents who apply for medical education may

be slightly less qualified (on the average) as compared

to national standards. Because the UN Medical School

accepts a higher than the national average proportion of

their applicants, it is reasonable that the qualifications

of the accepted students on the average will be lower than

that of the national average. Thus any student who is not

accepted at the University of Nevada will probably not be

able to find a seat in another school."



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval.



Mr. Morris moved to table until the afternoon session when

Dean Smith would be present. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



26. Proposed Amendment to University Code



Chancellor Humphrey reported that an amendment to the

University Code had been proposed by President Miller (pro-

posed amendment contained in Ref. 26 and filed with perma-

nent minutes). In accordance with the University Code

procedure for amendment, the material has been referred

to the Faculty Senates of the various Divisions and will

be scheduled for action by the Board in May.



27. Security Disclaimer



Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the following

resolution:



NO. 73-5



BE IT RESOLVED that Nedra Joyce, who is a citizen

of the United States, will not require, nor will

have and can be effectively denied access to

classified information in the possession of the

organization and does not occupy a position that

will enable her to affect adversely the organiza-

tion's policies or practices in the performance of

contracts for the Government.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval. Motion secnded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



28. Atkinson Gift to CCD



Mr. Hug recalled that in February, the Board discussed

a 20-acre parcel of land in Elko which had been given to

the Community College Division but which had proved not

to be useable either by that Division or by UNR. The gift

deed includes a reverter clause which states that if the

property is not used by the University in its programs,

it will revert to the donor. In February, the Board

instructed that the donor be requested to remove the re-

verter clause from the gift deed or the property be allowed

to revert.



Mr. Hug reported that Mr. Thomas Atkinson, the donor of

the property had indicated in a letter to him that he be-

lieved it "best for all concerned for me to request this

gift be transferred to another agency of the State of

Nevada." The agency which Mr. Atkinson suggested was the

Department of Fish and Game.



Mr. Hug, President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended the Board approve the requested transfer of this

land to the Nevada Department of Fish and Game, subject

to approval of the Governor.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



29. New Business



Mr. Jacobsen suggested that the student group insurance

policies be reviewed.



30. Committee Assignment



Mr. Jacobsen announced the appointment of Mr. Morris to

the Investment Advisory Committee.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:45 P.M. with

all Regents present who were in attendance during the morning

session except Mrs. Joyce.



31. Oral History Program



Mrs. Mary Ellen Glass, Director of the Oral History Program

at UNR, presented an informational report concerning the

program. A bibliography of the reports completed and in

progress was distributed.



32. Physician's Assistant Program



President Miller recalled that in February, 1972 a Phase I

proposal for a Physician's Assistant Program was presented

to the Board through the Committee of the Whole and was

authorized to proceed to Phase II. He noted that the

Phase II proposal had now been completed, reviewed and

approved by the UNR Academic Council and the Faculty Senate

and he recommended approval of the program to be initiated

at UNR subject to funding.



Dr. L. Mathew Bach, Professor of Biomedical Sciences,

School of Medical Sciences, presented the Phase II pro-

posal for the program (copy of proposal distributed with

agenda and is on file in the Chancellor's Office).



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item #25, Report of Ad Hoc Committee



Mr. Buchanan moved acceptance of the Committee's report.

Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



Mr. Buchanan moved that commendation to the Committee be

extended on behalf of the Board for an excellent report.

Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



33. Report of Plant and Property Committee



Mr. Steninger reported that the Plant and Property Committee

had met at noon and, although there had not been a quorum

present, those present had unanimously approved the follow-

ing recommendations from the Administration:



(1) The following nominations be submitted to the State

Planning Board for an architect for WNCC, Phase II:



1st Choice: Selden-Nesport Associates

2nd Choice: Hewitt Wells



(2) The appointment of an architect for the DRI Phase I

project be held in abeyance until the completion of

the master plan for the entire site.



(3) The following nominations be submitted to the State

Planning Board for a master plan architect for the

North Reno site:



1st Choice: Ernest J. Kump and Associates

2nd Choice: Caudill, Rowlett, Scott



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

tions. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without

dissent.



34. Proposed Expansion of Animal Health Center, Main Station

Farm



President Miller reported that the College of Agriculture

has requested approval of an expansion of the Animal Health

Center located on the Main Station Farm. The projected

expansion is approximately 4000 square feet and will be used

to house Veterinary Scientists who are presently in the

Anderson Health Science building but who must be relocated,

and will provide large animal anatomy laboratories and wild-

life disease facilities.



President Miller recommended that architect Russell Clopine

be retained to provide plans and contract documents for a

project estimated to cost $180,000, at a fee not to exceed

8% of the construction contract. Funds are to be provided

from Valley Road Farm sales proceeds, grant funds available

to the College, and monies available under P. L. 78-84.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan.



Mr. Morris moved that this matter be deferred until April

with the stipulaton that Mr. Harry Wood participate in the

development of recommendations for the selection of an

architect for the project. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



35. Information Agenda



All business on the regular agenda was concluded and the

information agenda was considered. The information agenda

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

Office:



1. Report of Transfers of Funds

2. Report of Purchases

3. Foreign Travel Report

4. Report of Disciplinary Cases

5. Progress of University Projects

6. UNS Financial Report

7. Progress Report, State Planning Board

8. Letter from Thomas A. Cooke concerning University name



The meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

03-09-1973