UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 10-11, 1980


Pages 102-126



March 10, 1980

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

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Dr. Louis E. Lombardi

Mr. John Tom Ross

Mrs. June Whitley

Members absent: Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William J. Berg, NNCC

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

Vice President Mark Dawson, DRI

Mr. David Wilkins, TMCC

Vice Chancellor Larry Lessly

Secretary Bonnie Smotony

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairpersons Campana (DRI),

Elliott (TMCC), Gochnour (CCCC), Marschall (UNR), Melrose (NNCC),

Moser (Unit), Pugsley (WNCC), and Van Vactor (UNLV), and repre-

sentatives of student associations from each of the Community

Colleges and Universities.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:30 A.M.

1. Adoption of Consent Agenda

The Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A and filed with

permanent minutes), containing the following items, was

submitted for approval:

(1) Approval of minutes of the February 1, 1980 meeting.

(2) Assignment of signature authority on UNLV bank accounts

to Controller Harold W. Scott, Deputy Controller Louis

A. Du Bois, Vice President Westfall, and President

Leonard Goodall.

(3) Augmentation of the CCCC institutional host account by

allocation of $2,000 from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account.

(4) Allocation of an additional $645.15 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account to complete payment to

the consultant retained to develop a Health Manpower

Educational Plan for the University.

(5) Acceptance of gifts and grants as reported in Ref. C-1.

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

carried without dissent.

2. Report on Status of Hughes Estate Litigation

Mr. Lessly reported that the Nevada Supreme Court had, the

previous week, entered an order dismissing the appeal filed

by attorneys for the minors and absent heirs, leaving the

Hughes Estate owing the University of Nevada $400,000. The

contract for the remaining $2.2 million for the School of

Medicine can now either be negotiated out or payments ac-

cepted from this point forward. Mr. Lessly stated that he

assumed that within two weeks, this matter would be finally


3. Recommendations for Promotion to Emeritus Status

The following recommendations for promotion to emeritus

status were submitted for approval:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

William Carlson, Professor of Education

Holbert Hendrix, Professor of Education

Richard Strahlem, Professor of Accounting

University of Nevada, Reno

E. Maurice Beesley, Professor of Mathematics

Harry H. Bradley, Coordinator of Community Development

G. A. Broten, Professor of Recreation and Physical Education

Robert M. Gorrell, Professor of English and Vice President

for Academic Affairs

John W. Morrison, Professor of English

Walter S. Palmer, Professor of Accounting

Edward L. Pine, Vice President for Business

Howard J. Weeth, Professor of Animal Science

Sam M. Basta, Professor of Education

M. Henry Hattori, Controller

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, the Board

voted to convene a Personnel Session to discuss the professional

competence of those recommended for promotion and award of ten-

ure. Following the personnel session, the Board reconvened in

open session and resumed consideration of the published agenda.

4. Recommendations for Award of Tenure

The following recommendations for award of tenure, effec-

tive July 1, 1980, were submitted by the cognizant Officer:

A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Marianne Tortorici, College of Allied Health (Radiologic


*Robert Brown, College of Arts and Letters

James Frey, College of Arts and Letters (Sociology)

Marilyn Lester, College of Arts and Letters (Sociology)

Mary Phelps, College of Arts and Letters (Philosophy)

Nils Ramstedt, College of Arts and Letters (Art)

Richard Soule, College of Arts and Letters (Music)

P. Diane Turbough, College of Arts and Letters


*George Urioste, College of Arts and Letters


Delmar Hartley, College of Business and Economics


John Nixon, College of Business and Economics


*James Abbey, College of Hotel Administration

David Christianson, College of Hotel Administration

*Katherine Bell, College of Science, Mathematics and

Engineering (Biological Sciences)

Boyd Earl, College of Science, Mathematics and

Engineering (Chemistry)

*Thomas Schaffter, College of Science, Mathematics and

Engineering (Biological Sciences)

Jeffrey Dundon, College of Science, Mathematics and

Engineering (Physics)

Edwin Grayzeck, College of Science, Mathematics and

Engineering (Physics)

Sari Phillips, Office of Information

Kathleen Street, Financial Aids Office

*Also recommended for promotion in rank.

B. Truckee Meadows Community College

Frank C. Barnes, Occupational Administration of


Paul B. Davis, Liberal Arts (Political Science)

Jerald Frandsen, Occupational (Real Estate)

C. Western Nevada Community College

Richard Arrigotti, Liberal Arts (Mathematics)

Donald Mc Daniel, Student Services (Financial Aids)

Howard R. Panik, Liberal Arts (Science)

Joyce Starkjohann, Occupational (Business)

D. Clark County Community College

Carmen Annillo, Jr., Veterans' Affairs

Roy Burrows, Student Services

William Christopher, Science Department

David Comarow, Science Department

Tom Crenshaw, Admissions and Records

Joan Doggrell, English/Foreign Languages

Candace Kant (Kearns), Social Science

John P. Keith, Social Science

James Mitchell, Physical Plant

Richard Nuzzo, Developmental

Phil Palermo, Student Services

Melvin J. Pedras, Tech, Trade and Industrial Education

Dorothy Perkins, Student Services

Louella J. Reed, Student Services

James C. Smith, Public Service

E. Computing Center

Richard N. Belaustegui

Thomas J. Kendall

Dale P. Seaman

F. University of Nevada, Reno

Gary J. Blomquist, College of Agriculture (Biochemistry)

John N. Chappel, School of Medicine (Psychiatry &

Behavioral Sciences)

Ada F. Cook, Student Services (Special Programs)

Burton A. Dudding, School of Medicine (Pediatrics)

Billy J. Fuller, College of Business Administration

(Accounting and Information Systems)

Edward E. Gickling, College of Education (Curriculum and


Marilyn Goad, College of Agriculture (Cooperative

Extension Service)

*Piotr Hoffman, College of Arts and Science (Philosophy)

Richard E. Hughs, College of Business Administration

*Stephen H. Jenkins, College of Arts and Science


*Perry Jones, College of Arts and Science (Music)

John A. Kleppe, College of Engineering (Electrical


Kenneth E. Knight, College of Business Administration

(Managerial Sciences)

Constance Mc Kenna, College of Agriculture (Cooperative


*Richard W. Rust, College of Arts and Science (Biology)

Peter S. Test, College of Agriculture Cooperative


Lloyd L. Walker, College of Engineering (Engineering


Milton T. Wolf, Library

*Iban S. Zenan, Library

Owen C. Petk, School of Medicine

Thomas J. Scully, School of Medicine

*Also recommended for promotion.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the tenure recommendations

reflected above, with the exceptions of Edward E. Gickling,

Kenneth E. Knight and Constance Mc Kenna, requesting that

action on these three be deferred until the March 28 meet-

ing. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without


5. Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank

The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

to rank, effective July 1, 1980, were submitted by the cog-

nizant Officer:

A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Virko Baley, to Professor of Music

Andrea Fontana, to Associate Professor of Sociology

Marie-France Hilgar, to Professor of Foreign Languages

John Unrue, to Professor of English

Vernon Mattson, to Associate Professor of History

Jerry Simich, to Associate Professor of Political


*Robert Brown, to Associate Professor of Art

*George Urioste, to Associate Professor of Anthropology

Tarun Mukherjee, to Associate Professor of Finance

Judith Dettre, to Professor of Education

G. Eric Martin, to Associate Professor of Education

*James Abbey, to Associate Professor of Hotel


*Katherine Bell, to Associate Professor of Biological


Stanley Hillyard, to Associate Professor of Biological


*Thomas Schaffter, to Associate Professor of Mathematics

Stephen Duffy, to Associate Professor, University


Chester Davis, to Rank III, Library

Myoung-Ja Kwon, to Rank III, Library

Charles N. Moody, to Rank IV, Operations and Maintenance

Richard Carhart, to Rank III, Educational Services

*Also recommended for tenure.

The following assignments to rank were reported for


Linda Robinson, to Assistant Professor of Nursing

Wei-Mei Borgel, to Rank II, Educational Services

Burt Teh, to Rank II, Educational Services

B. Desert Research Institute

David L. Koch, to Rank IV, Bioresources Center

Peter B. Wagner, to Rank IV, Atmospheric Sciences Center

Fredrick Brown, to Rank III, Atmospheric Sciences Center

C. University of Nevada, Reno

William W. Baker, to Associate Professor of Engineering


David A. Barber, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension


Jane P. Davidson, to Associate Professor of Art

Robert L. Dillard, to Professor of Speech and Theatre

Robert T. Griffin, to Associate Professor of Art

Donald L. Hardesty, to Professor of Anthropology

*Piotr Hoffman, to Associate Professor of Philosophy

*Stephen H. Jenkins, to Associate Professor of Biology

Bruce P. Johnson, to Professor of Electrical Engineering

*Perry Jones, to Professor of Music

Frank S. Lucash, to Associate Professor of Philosophy

John P. Marschall, to Associate Professor of History

William D. Phillips, to Rank III, Physical Plant

Donald C. Rietz, to Professor of Biochemistry

*Richard W. Rust, to Associate Professor of Biology

Lawrence T. Scott, to Professor of Chemistry

Frank J. Tobin, to Professor of Foreign Languages

Robert J. Watters, to Associate Professor of Geology

Jack D. Wise, to Rank IV, Cooperative Extension Service

*Joan Zenan, to Rank III, Library

The following promotions were reported for information:

Ardith A. Eudey, to Assistant Professor of Anthropology

David A. Hansen, to Rank II, Student Services

Delpha Sue Hoffman, to Rank II, Cooperative Extension


Patricia A. Myer, to Rank II, Cooperative Extension


Tey Diana Rebolledo, to Assistant Professor of Foreign


*Peter S. Test, to Rank II, Cooperative Extension Service

*Also recommended for tenure.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the above promotion recom-

mendations, with the further request that Dr. Paul Aizley

be considered for promotion to Professor of Mathematics at

the March 28 meeting of the Board. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.

6. Development Drawings, Fine Arts Complex, Phase III, UNLV

Mr. Wood noted that the drawings to be presented were for

one of three major projects authorized by the 1979 Legis-

lature for development at UNLV, with the other two being

the addition to the existing Library and the Hotel and

Business Administration building. Mr. Wood pointed out

that the total project budget is $5 million and includes

$4,470,000 for construction, with the total budget author-

ized from the State General Fund. The Fine Arts Complex

was funded at approximately half of what was requested;

consequently, the project would proceed in two phases with

the first phase being a 45,000 square foot building with

classrooms and laboratories.

Mr. Wood introduced Mr. George Tate, project architect, and

his associates Mr. Hockaday and Mr. Shelly.

Following Mr. Tate's introductory remarks, and prior to the

slide presentation illustrating the preliminary design, Mr.

Buchanan expressed dissatisfaction with the roofline design

of the building and requested that Mr. Tate address that in

his presentation. Mrs. Fong agreed, stating that in her

opinion the sharp angular protrusions of the roofline were

not aesthetically pleasing.

Mr. Tate and Mr. Hockaday presented the design development

drawings, and as requested by Mr. Buchanan and Mrs. Fong,

explained the rationale for the particular roofline design,

noting that the rooftop was designed to accommodate active

solar collectors in the future, with other skylights placed

in such a manner as to provide shaded area in the Summer but

with adequate light from the north into the painting studios

and central space.

In response to continuing expressions of concern by Mrs.

Fong and Mr. Buchanan that the proposed architectural treat-

ment was not compatible with the rest of the Campus, Mr.

Wood pointed out that this is a Fine Arts facility which

will house creative people -- dance, theater and art -- and

stated that he believed it was a beautifully planned build-

ing for that purpose and was totally compatible for the site

and its surrounding buildings. He suggested that this proj-

ect provided and excellent opportunity for the Campus to

make a bold architectural statement, and that opportunity

should not be sacrificed for the sake of copying what is

already there.

Mr. Buchanan moved that the project design not be approved,

but that it be brought back to the next meeting with the

exterior design more compatible with the Campus. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.

It was agreed that the building itself was acceptable with

the exception of the expression of the skylights, and that

some modification would be developed for review with the

Board at the March 28 meeting.

7. Proposed Revision of University Code

Chancellor Baepler reported that in September, 1978, the

Unit Senate proposed the following addition to the UNS Code

to provide economic security for unranked, nonteaching pro-

fessional employees at UNR, UNLV and in Special or Service


Section 3.7 - Economic Security Provisions for Unranked

Nonteaching Professional employees at UNR, UNLV, and in

Special or Service Units.

3.7.1 Nonteaching professional employees at UNR, UNLV,

and in Special or Service Units who are unranked

(Rank 0) shall serve a three-year probationary

period, during which time they shall receive one-

year probationary appointments, renewable annually.

Beginning with the fourth year, they shall receive

three-year contracts, renewable annually; except

that no unranked employee who has tenure shall be

deprived of tenure under this Section, but shall

continue in tenured status.

3.7.2 The probationary period for unranked nonteaching

professional employees shall include service in the

University of Nevada System subsequent to July 1,

1975, and may, subject to approval of the Board of

Regents, include service at other public and/or

private institutions, up to a maximum of three years

of such service.

3.7.3 Notice of nonreappointment for probationary unranked

nonteaching professional employees shall be given in

accordance with Section 4.8.1.

3.7.4 After the expiration of the probationary period,

notice of nonreappointment shall be given prior to

June 30 of any year in which a new contract is not

to be offered. The reasons for nonreappointment

shall be provided, in writing, to the employee.

3.7.5 Notice of nonreappointment due to demonstrably bona

fide financial exigency shall be as provided in

Section 4.8.2.

Dr. Baepler further reported that this proposed revision was

by inclusion on the September 22, 1978 agenda, referred to

all Officers and Faculty Senates for consideration and

recommendation. No exceptions were taken by any of the

Community College Senates. UNR and UNLV concurred with the

proposal, with the following amendments:

(1) That Section 3.7.1 be amended to read "Nonteaching pro-

fessional employees at UNR, UNLV, and in special or

service units who are unranked (Rank 0), with the ex-

ception of those who are athletic coaches and those not

on State-appropriated funds, shall serve a three year

probationary period, ...".

(2) That Section 3.7.2 be amended to read "The probationary

period for unranked professional employees shall in-

clude service in the University of Nevada System sub-

sequent to July 1, 1978, and may ...".

Dr. Baepler noted that it was further agreed at the

Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet meeting that, if approved,

these economic security provisions would apply to all non-

teaching professional employees who are unranked (Rank 0),

with the exception of coaches, those not on State appro-

priation, and DRI employees.

Chancellor Baepler commented further on this proposed revi-

sion, pointing out that at the present time classified em-

ployees have permanent status after a one-year probationary

period, and faculty members who are ranked are eligible for

consideration for tenure typically after a six year period,

whereas the nonteaching professional employees within the

system who are unranked are not eligible for tenure and have

no real employment security. This proposal would offer them

a three-year "rolling" contract after a three-year proba-

tionary period; that is, a three-year contract, renewable


President Crowley noted that the professional employees who

would be covered by this proposed three year contract are

defined as faculty; however, they do not fit within the

definition of academic faculty and thus have gradually been

removed from the tenure track and have no substitute job

security. He suggested that if no job security is provided

this segment of the faculty, there will be a strong movement

to place these people in a position of eligibility for ten-

ure. For this reason, he said, he strongly supported the

Code revision.

Mr. Ross expressed concern that some of the professional

staff who would be covered by such a three-year contract

were in the nature of personal staff to an Officer; e. g.,

the entire professional staff in the Chancellor's Office,

and suggested that an inability to remove any of these

people with less than three year's notice would severly

handicap the operation of that Office.

Vice Chancellor Lessly suggested that the last sentence of

Section 3.7.1, which reads "...except that no unranked

employee who has tenure shall be deprived of tenure under

this section, but shall continue in tenured status", would

mean that unranked employees who presently hold tenure would

have to receive a three-year contract, whereas other tenured

employees would continue to receive only one-year contracts.

Chancellor Baepler pointed out that this is a meaningless

distinction since there is no salary tied to the three-year

contract, adding that the University has an obligation to

employ a tenured faculty member until age 65, except for


Mr. Lessly suggested that if this proposed revision is

passed, that unranked tenured employees also be included as

an exception to the provision. Otherwise, he stated, the

University will be required to give tenured unranked em-

ployees a three year contract and other tenured employees

one year contracts, creating a disparity.

Mr. Karamanos moved that action on this proposal be deferred

until March 28. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried

without dissent.

It was agreed that additional information would be provided

with the next agenda; specifically, the number of people at

Rank 0 who currently have tenure; a recommendation from

Counsel on the effect of this Code revision on such tenured

Rank 0 faculty; and a recommendation from the Chancellor and

the Presidents on whether or not professional employees in

"sensitive" positions ought to be excluded from the provi-

sions of a three-year contract.

8. Report of Law School Consultant Selection Committee

Chancellor Baepler reported that the Law School Consultant

Selection Committee, appointed to recommend consultants to

update and expand the 1975 Law School Study, had met on

January 26, 1980, under the chairmanship of Judge William

Beko. The Committee agreed at that initial meeting that the

appropriate procedure would be to consider proposals from

professional consulting firms, rather than individuals in

the legal profession. Subsequently, six firms were invited

to submit written proposals for a feasibility study in

relationship to the possible establishment of a law school.

The Committee subsequently held a second meeting on March

1, 1980, and voted to recommend to the Board of Regents that

Cresap, Mc Cormick and Paget be appointed to conduct the Law

School feasbility study in accordance with their proposal

submitted under date of February 22, 1980.

Chancellor Baepler concurred in this recommendation by the

Committee, noting that consultants anticipate completion of

their study in approximately eight weeks from the date they

are authorized to proceed. The study will cost $30,000, ap-

proximately $5,000 more than is presently budgeted, and the

consultants have requested that the Committee plan to meet

with them on at least two occasions and the Committee will

then wish to meet with the Board at the conclusion of the

study. Dr. Baepler requested that an additional $7,000 be

allocated from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

for purposes of the Study and for travel by the Committee.

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

carried without dissent.

9. Report of Meeting of Athletic Councils

Chancellor Baepler recalled that at the December, 1979 meet-

ing President Crowley and President Goodall were requested

to convene their Athletic Councils to look into the problem

of makeup credits and to specifically examine the question

of whether it should be required that all makeup credits be

completed in Nevada institutions.

For the Board's information, President Crowley reported that

UNR is governed by Big Sky regulations providing that:

A student athlete must be enrolled in at least 12 cred-

its during the entire season of competition in order

to be eligible. "Challenge, extension, and correspond-

ence courses do not count." Further, "to be eligible

for varsity sports other than the Freshman year, a stu-

dent must have earned a minimum of 24 semester or 36

quarter hours of credit, acceptable toward graduation.

(Residence extension, correspondence, challenge, and

Summer Session credits may used to satisfy this para-

graph.)" However, "correspondence courses taken from

an institution other than the one in which a student

athlete was last enrolled as a full-time student shall

not be used in determining a student's 'academic stand-

ing' or 'satisfactory progress'."

President Goodall reported that the UNLV Athletic Council

does not believe that requiring all makeup credits to be

completed in Nevada institutions would be a workable policy,

in that UNLV has always accepted transfer credits for work

completed at any other accredited instituion and the Council

sees no way that athletes could be prohibited from also

transferring these credits. Further, because so many of

UNLV's athletes are from outside Nevada and must return to

their homes for work or other reasons in the Summer, the

Council does not believe UNLV can require that they stay in

Nevada to complete makeup credit.

President Goodall reported that he concurred in a recommen-

dation by the UNLV Athletic Council that all athletes be re-

quired to receive prior approval from the UNLV athletic aca-

demic advisor for courses they plan to take as makeup credit

at institutions outside Nevada. President Crowley reported

that he found this approach satisfactory to UNR for any po-

tential problems not covered by Big Sky regulations, with

the substitution of the faculty athletic representative at

UNR for the academic athletic advisor at UNLV.

There was no discussion by the Board concerning the above


10. Computing Center Study Budget Augmentation

Chancellor Baepler reported that in accordance with Board

authorization at a previous meeting, a contract has been

issued to Arthur D. Little Company for a study of the UNS

Computing Center. At the request of several faculty groups

for more involvement in the study, and so that ADL can fur-

nish preliminary reports and information to the faculty, and

then in turn involve more faculty representatives in a meet-

ing in San Francisco with the consultants for an analysis of

their conclusions, the budget for this study must be aug-

mented by approximately $7,000. Chancellor Baepler re-

quested this amount be allocated from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Account to accommodate the preliminary

reports and the additional faculty travel.

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

carried without dissent.

In response to a request from Dr. Mark Melrose concerning

the people who will be meeting with the consultants, Dr.

Baepler reported that in addition to the System Data

Processing Policy and Planning Board members, Mr. Howard

Barrett, Regent John Mc Bride, and a faculty representative

from each Campus users' group will be invited.

11. Biennial Budget Request

Chancellor Baepler recalled that in February the Board a-

dopted budget parameters to be used in the development of

the 1981-83 Biennial Budget Request, with the understanding

that a rough budget would be constructed showing the general

magnitude of the University's request. He noted inclusion

with the agenda of this tentative budget (identified as Ref.

D, filed with permanent minutes), reflecting a total Bien-

nial Request of $111,425,927. In addition, he distributed

a supplemental document containing a summary analysis of the

increases projected over the current budget.

Dr. Baepler pointed out that the largest budget area con-

tinues to be faculty salaries, noting that a fifteen percent

increase each year has been budgeted but that figure may be

increased when the System Compensation Committee has com-

pleted its assignment and has developed a recommendation.

Other budget areas showing large increases include utilities

and other operating costs due to inflation; increase in

Community College part-time faculty salaries; shift in the

part-time faculty component at the Community Colleges to

full-time instructors; computing center; and UNLV Statewide


Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the tentative fig-

ures, and authorization to proceed with the development of

the final budget document for consideration by the Board at

its June meeting, emphasizing that this budget request must,

by law, be submitted to the Governor's Office prior to

September 1.

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

carried without dissent.

12. Report of Investment Advisory Committee

Mr. Karamanos, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee

presented the following report of the Committee meeting held

earlier in the day:

The Investment Advisory Committee met at 9:00 A.M. and took

the following actions:

1. Received three proposals from Mr. Lew Shuman of American

Investors Management, Inc.:

A. Investment of $30,200 from the Paul R. Pinching

Memorial Athletic Scholarship in two second deeds

of trust at 18%:

1) $12,000 to Jimmie and Linda Coleman on

residence at 1966 Wilder, Reno

2) $18,000 to Mahamad Ali Imankhan on residence

at 4865 Warner Way, Reno

B. Investment of up to $2 million of University endow-

ment funds in a Sparks Hospital Limited Partnership

Offering. This would have a projected return of

21.77% per annum for a seven-year term, with built-

in inflation hedges.

C. Investment of up to $4 million of endowment funds

in La Vegas Downs, Inc. This would be a six-month

construction loan for a greyhound track at Henderson

at 3.5% above the prime rate charged by the three

largest banks in the U. S., with a $4 million take-

out loan to be provided by the Nevada Public Employ-

ees Retirement System upon completion of construc-


Mr. Lombardi moved that the Committee recommend approval

of item A, and that items B and C be tabled until the

next meeting (March 28) to allow for study of details of

these proposals by all members of the board. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Whitley and carried unanimously.

2. Heard a brief report on current economic conditions by

Mr. Bob Lee of First National Bank of Nevada. Mr. Lee

requested approval of the following recommendations:

A. Purchases and sales as requested in the Investment

Committee agenda distributed to all Board members.

B. Cancellation of the sale authorizations on National

Distillers and Standard Brands from the main endow-

ment portfolio, reported at the January meeting.

C. Adjustment of the purchase price limits on the

following equities approved at the January meeting.

Old Price New Price

E. F. Hutton 20 24

Alcoa 57 60

Union Oil 47 50

Sun Companies 70 75

Mrs. Whitley moved that the Committee recommend approval

of items as presented by Mr. Lee. Motion seconded by

Dr. Lombardi and carried unanimously.

It was noted by the Committee that although the Mc Closkey

endowment is at the present time maintained as a separate

account, it will become part of the main endowment pool at

FNB at the end of this fiscal year July 1, 1980.

3. Received a request from Mr. Monte Miller of Valley Bank

for an adjustment in the fee schedule charged by that

bank for management of University endowment funds. This

fee schedule would be for a three-year period, effective

with the fee assessed on March 31, 1980, as follows:

3/5 of 1% on the first $250,000 (market value)

1/2 of 1% on the second $250,000

3/10 of 1% on everything in excess of $500,000

Dr. Lombardi moved that the Committee recommend approval

of the new fee schedule. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley and carried unanimously.

Mr. Miller reported that all stock purchases recommended

by Valley Bank and approved at the January meeting had

been completed.

Mr. Karamanos requested approval of the foregoing report.

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

carried without dissent.

13. Athletic Fields Lighting Project

President Goodall recalled that the Regents had previously

authorized the Administration to bring forward a recommenda-

tion for funding to enable the athletic fields lighting

project ahead of the July 1, 1981 schedule provided for in

the legislative authorization. The amount authorized by

the Legislature was $419,000.

Dr. Goodall reported that UNLV has sufficient revenue from

excess fee income and interest income in the current year

if the Interim Finance Committee will authorize its use for

this purpose. In return for such authorization by the

Interim Finance Committee, UNLV would then relinquish its

claim to the same amount of State Capital Construction Funds

which are now due on July 1, 1981.

President Goodall requested authorization from the Board of

Regents to take such a proposal to the Interim Finance

Committee. Chancellor Baepler concurred.

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

carried without dissent.

14. Proposed Change in Grading Policy, UNLV

President Goodall endorsed a proposal by the UNLV Faculty

Senate that the grading system include not only grades of

A through F, but also grades of plus and minus, as follows:

A = 4.0 B- = 2.7 D+ = 1.3

A- = 3.7 C+ = 2.3 D = 1.0

B+ = 3.3 C = 2.0 D- = 0.7

B = 3.0 C- = 1.7 F = 0.0

Dr. Goodall reported that the Academic Standards Committee

had indicated support of this action of the Senate, and had

submitted the following statement as an indication of that

support: "This grading system will provide the faculty with

more precise means of differentiating student performances,

both at the graduate and undergraduate levels."

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

A spokesperson for USUNS reported opposition by that organ-

ization to this grading policy change, based on their con-

cern that this would prompt adoption of such a grading

policy for other institutions in the System.

Danny Campbell, President of CSUN, reported support of the

proposed grading change by the UNLV Student Association.

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

carried without dissent.

15. Proposed Revision of Withdrawal Policy, UNLV

President Goodall commented that current policy provides

that a UNLV student may drop a course anytime prior to the

beginning of final examination week. Courses dropped dur-

ing the first eight weeks of the semester will not appear

on the transcript. A grade of WP (withdraw passing) or WF

(withdraw failing) will be given by the instructor and re-

corded on the permanent record when a student drops a course

after the eighth week.

Dr. Goodall presented, with his endorsement, a proposal from

the UNLV Faculty Senate that this policy be amended to read

as follows:

A student may drop a course that meets for a full semes-

ter during the first eight weeks of a regular semester

with the advice of the instructor without a grade being

recorded. This is referred to as the free drop period

because no grades are recorded for the dropped courses.

Refer to the appropriate class schedule for special

directions concerning drop dates for modular courses,

short courses, mini-term, continuing education and

Summer School courses. Before the end of the free drop

period, the instructor must provide the student with

preliminary evaluation of the student's progress. After

the end of the free drop period, withdrawal from courses

are permitted with advice and consent of the instructor,

and then only for serious and compelling reasons, such

as a serious accident or illness. In the case of such

a withdrawal, a grade of WP or WF will be recorded by

the instructor, depending on the student's standing in

the course at the time of withdrawal. No withdrawals

will be permitted after the last day of instruction as

published in the current class schedule.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the proposed

amendment, effective Fall semester, 1980.

Danny Campbell requested, on behalf of CSUN, that the second

paragraph be amended to delete the second part of the first

sentence reading "...and then only for serious and compel-

ling reasons such as serious accident or illness."

Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the proposed revision of the

withdrawal policy, with the first sentence of the second

paragraph amended to read "After the end of the free drop

period, withdrawals from courses are permitted with advice

and consent of the instructor, for good cause." Motion

seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.

16. Proposed Revision to Suspension Policy, UNLV

President Goodall presented, with his endorsement, a recom-

mendation from the UNLV Faculty Senate that Policy Statement

on Suspension be revised, for purposes of clarification, to

read as follows:

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


(1) Requirements for Readmission to UNLV - A student placed

on first suspension may be readmitted on application

for reinstatement if a 2.5 average for six credits or

more in courses specified by an appropriate College's

subcommittee is achieved by attending Summer Sessions

at UNLV, by correspondence study, by taking courses

for credit through continuing education, or by complet-

ing transferable credit at any accredited institution.

A student on second suspension must achieve a 2.5 aver-

age for twelve semester credits or more in courses

specified by an appropriate College's subcommittee, in

order to be considered for readmission.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

17. Proposed 1980 Summer Salary Schedule, UNLV

President Goodall recommended adoption of the following

salary schedule for the 1980 Summer Session:

1979-80 Max. Per Credit

B-Contract Salary Hour Salary

$19,259 and up $650

17,777 to $19,258 600

16,296 to 17,776 550

14,814 to 16,295 500

13,333 to 14,813 450

up to 13,332 400

Visiting Faculty

Full Professor $550

Associate Professor 475

Assistant Professor 400

Unranked/Lecturer 400-550

Dr. Goodall emphasized that the per credit hour salary is

understood to be a maximum allowable salary, and a lower per

credit hour salary, when necessitated by low enrollment and

when agreed to, is not precluded. He also noted that the

only change from the 1979 schedule is an increase in the

minimum pay for visiting lecturers from $350 to $400 per

credit. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

18. Hillside Cemetery

President Crowley recalled that in December, 1978 the Board

accepted a gift from Mr. and Mrs. William Thornton of Reno

of the Hillside Cemetery property near the UNR Campus. Mr.

Thornton agreed to continue to pay the cost of legal work

required to clear title to the cemetery and to effect the

removal of the graves from the site. Dr. Crowley noted that

additional legal work remains to be done, and that Vice

Chancellor Lessly has recommended that the Board designate

Mr. Thornton and Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa as special counsel

for the Board for this purpose, with such legal work to be

performed without cost to the University. President Crowley

and Chancellor Baepler concurred.

Mrs. Fong recommended approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

19. Appointment of Acting Dean, College of Arts and Science, UNR

President Crowley reported the resignation of Dr. Rebecca

Stafford to accept the appointment as President of Bemidji

State University, and recommended appointment of Dr. Paul

Page as Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Science, ef-

fective March 24, 1980, and continuing until June 30, 1981,

or until such time as a permanent Dean is appointed, which-

ever is earlier. Dr. Crowley recommended that the salary

for Dr. Page during his service as Acting Dean be $36,984.

He stated that Dr. Page was recommended as the first choice

of the College of Arts and Science Personnel Committee

which, under College Bylaws, acts as a screening committee

for the Acting Dean. A copy of Dr. Page's vita was includ-

ed with the agenda (identified as Ref. E and filed with

permanent minutes).

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

carried without dissent.

Mr. Buchanan moved that a letter of commendation be sent to

Dean Stafford. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried with-

out dissent.

20. Appointment of Foundation Fund Board, CCCC

President Eaton recommended the following appointments to

the Foundation Fund Board of Clark County Community College:

Senator Keith Ashworth

George Brookman, George Brookman Construction

Jessie Emmett, Jessie Emmett Realty

A. W. Ham, Jr., Attorney

Irwin Kishner, Kishner Enterprises

K. Robertson, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells

Charles L. Ruthe, Charles L. Ruthe & Associates

Major General R. G. "Zack" Taylor, First Western Savings

and Loan Association

Donald R. Zimmer, Air Filter Service

Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommended appointments

with the exception of Mr. Robertson, who, he noted, has been

transferred to Austin, Texas. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

21. Appointment of Assistant to the President, CCCC

President Eaton recommended the appointment of Dr. Dale A.

Johnston as Assistant to the President, effective May 1,

1980, at a salary of $27,213 (Range IV, Step 8, "A" con-

tract). A copy of Dr. Johnston's vita was distributed and

is filed with the permanent minutes.

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

carried without dissent.

22. Proposed Reorganization of Clark County Community College

President Eaton recalled that the 1979 Legislature had man-

dated that CCCC reduce administrative costs by $100,000 and

provide $50,000 in instruction for the 1980-81 Work Program.

Accordingly, she recommended approval of an administrative

reorganization of CCCC (details reflected in Ref. F and

filed with permanent minutes), noting that this proposed re-

organization provides for a major reduction in the number of

administrative staff, a major restructuring of all College

educational and executive services, a reduction of $113,614

in administrative costs, and allocation of an additional

$56,418 to instruction.

Gordon Gochnour, CCCC Faculty Senate Chairman, reported that

the Faculty Senate had become aware that there had been sev-

eral conversations between individual Regents and individual

faculty members which had not come under the purview of the

Faculty Senate. He stated that he and the other members of

the Faculty Senate hoped that these conversations could be

regarded as occurring between individuals and not as Regents

to faculty.

Chairman Cashell acknowledged that he had received several

phone calls from members of the faculty concerning what they

felt was interference by members of the Board of Regents and

an undermining of the process set up at the College. He em-

phasized that the Board's policy clearly states that indi-

viduals do not have any authority beyond their collective

authority as a Board, and that as a unit the Board sets

policy. Mr. Cashell stated that if there was any appearance

of interference, it was regrettable, adding that he did not

believe such was intended by any individual.

Mr. Gochnour stated that the Faculty Senate had adopted a

statement which they wished reflected in the record, and in

presenting the statement the faculty felt that it was very

important that the Board understand all of the effort that

has been made to encourage faculty input into the reorgani-

zation. This effort has included three open Campus-wide

forums, three open Senate meetings, an anonymous question-

naire from which concerns were drawn and compiled. He re-

ported that these concerns have been answered both verbally

in open forum and in writing. The statement from the

Faculty Senate read as follows:

The majority of the faculty at Clark County Community

College support both the structure and the intent of

the proposed reorganization plan submitted by Dr. Eaton.

However, with the constraints of limited administrative

positions due to the legislative mandate to reduce ad-

ministrative cases, the faculty are concerned that the

delivery of instructional services may be adversely

affected. In view of this the Faculty Senate encourages

the Board of Regents to support alternatives which will

allow for expansion of the administrative structure.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.


In seconding the motion for approval of the reorganization,

Mr. Buchanan commented that he wished to compliment Presi-

dent Eaton on her handling of this reorganization mandated

by the Legislature.

Mrs. Fong asked if President Eaton were confident that the

new Directors would be able to handle all of the tasks that

are currently being handled by the Chairperson positions

which are being eliminated.

President Eaton noted that the Chairpersons or Department

Heads were allowed 40% released time for the performance of

these tasks, while at the same time Associate Deans were

carrying teaching assignments as part of their regular load.

Under the proposed reorganization, the Associate Deans, who

are being retitled Directors, will not have regular teaching

assignments but will be full-time administrators. Secondly,

she stated, reorganization provides for special contracts

or stipends for individuals to work with the Directors

part-time to handle course scheduling and to assist in the

coordination of part-time instructional staff. A third im-

provement in the process will be the consolidation of course

scheduling. President Eaton suggested that with these sev-

eral changes, it is anticipated that an improvement in proc-

ess with a clear definition of responsibility and with the

additional support available through the special contracts

or stipends, the work will be accomplished.

In response to Mrs. Fong's question concerning the possibil-

ity of a faculty member teaching full time, receiving an ex-

tra stipend for a special contract, and with a Summer School

assignment, actually earning more than his supervising Di-

rector, President Eaton stated that although she had not

costed it out, she considered it unlikely.

In response to a third question from Mrs. Fong concerning

the effect this reorganization would have on communications,

President Eaton stated that she believed this reorganization

would perhaps even strengthen communications within the Col-

lege community. Dr. Eaton spoke of her strong commitment

to a shared governance principle within Community Colleges,

adding that she believed this reorganization makes a very

heavy demand upon a Faculty Senate that very much wants to

respond to that demand and she looked forward to an increas-

ed level of communications as a result of reorganization.

Motion carried without dissent.

23. Summer Session Budget, 1980, CCCC

President Eaton requested approval of the Estimative Budget

for the CCCC Summer Session of 1980, totaling $180,852.

(Budget included with the agenda, identified as Reg. G and

filed with permanent minutes.)

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

carried without dissent.

24. Proposed Amendment to Community Service Credit Policy, TMCC

Mr. David Wilkins presented, on behalf of President Eardley,

a request for approval of a change in the policy governing

Community Service course credit to permit students to exer-

cise a Pass/Withdrawal (P/W) grading option. He noted that

present policy (reflected in Title 4, Chapter 13, Section 6,

of the Board of Regents Handbook) states that "credit shall

be given for these courses and shall be applicable only to

an Associate in General Studies degree."

President Eardley's recommendation was for the addition of

the following sentence to the above policy statement:

"Community Service courses shall permit the student to ex-

ercise a Pass/Withdraw (P/W) grading option; however, only

a maximum of 15 credits with the P/W grading option would

be applicable to the Associate in General Studies degree."

Chancellor Baepler concurred.

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

carried without dissent.

25. Proposal for Funding of Organizational and Administrative


Mr. Wilkins presented a proposal from President Eardley

that an administrative and organizational study of Truckee

Meadows Community College be conducted to accommodate to its

change from part of a multi-Campus organization to a single

Campus and to more clearly articulate its missions and goals

to cover basically an urban community. In order to fund the

costs associated with this study, an allocation of up to

$5,000 from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

was requested. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

26. Proposed Increase in Summer School Credit Fees, TMCC

Dr. Baepler reported that the per-credit fee for all Commu-

nity College courses, both during the academic year and the

Summer Session, is $13. He presented a recommendation from

President Eardley that the fee for Summer Session courses

offered by Truckee Meadows Community College be increased to

$20 per credit, effective with the 1980 Summer Session.

Betty Elliott, Chairman of the TMCC Faculty Senate, spoke in

support of this fee increase, both on behalf of the full-

time faculty and their need for Summer employment, but also

on behalf of the students who benefit from the continuity

offered when the academic year faculty are involved in the

Summer program.

Mr. Buchanan expressed concern at this proposed increase in

fees, urging that every effort be made to keep these fees as

low as possible in order not to penalize the students who

are seeking vocational and occupational training through the

Community Colleges.

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

carried without dissent.

27. Fallon Center Site, WNCC

President Davis reported that the Churchill County Commis-

sioners have offered the College a 99 year lease, at $1.00

a year for 11.9 acres in the City of Fallon. The Commis-

sioners proposed that this be a joint venture, with a pro-

posed Convention Center utilizing the same parking space as

the Fallon Center facility, and with the County and the

College exchanging the use of the space of both facilities.

Dr. Davis suggested that unless the Regents had reservations

concerning this proposed site, he was prepared to proceed

with negotiations with the County Commissioners for the

development of a lease agreement for presentation to the

Board of Regents at the March 28 meeting.

28. Summer Session Budget, 1980, TMCC

Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the following

Summer School budget for TMCC for 1980, noting that it had

been constructed by President Eardley, based on the new fee

which had just been approved:

Revenue $47,500


Professional Salaries 35,200

Coordinator, Evening Program 3,200

Fringe Benefits 500

Operating 6,500

Ending Fund Balance 2,100

Total $47,500

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

carried without dissent.

29. Request from DRI Concerning Faculty Deaths

Vice President Dawson requested that the promotion of Dr.

Peter Wagner to Rank IV approved by the Board of Regents

earlier in the meeting be made effective immediately and be

awarded posthumously, and that the Board direct an appro-

priate letter to the families of each of the four faculty

killed in the crash of the DRI airplane the previous week.

Those individuals were, in addition to Dr. Wagner, John

Lapham, Chief Pilot, Gordon F. Wicksten, Co-Pilot, and Dr.

William Gaskell. Mr. Dawson further requested that the

Board provide the funds necessary for the travel expenses

for Dr. Gaskell's wife and children to return to their home

in Great Britain.

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

carried without dissent.

30. Phase IV, School of Medicine, UNR

President Crowley recalled that previously the University

was authorized to proceed with the Phase IV capital con-

struction project for the School of Medicine at a cost of

$4 million for 45,000 gross square feet. Funds for the

project, totaling $4.1 million, have been contributed by Mr.

Claude Howard and the Fleischmann Foundation. These funds

have been invested and, with accumulated interest, now

total $4,331,500. It is anticipated that total interest

earned from the gifts by completion of construction in

April, 1983 will exceed $1.25 million. Also, the College

of Agriculture will develop an additional 1,800 square feet

in the Phase IV building to house a National Products

Laboratory in association with Biochemistry, with the Col-

lege financing the $225,000 cost of the Laboratory.

Dr. Crowley stated that the original $4 million authorized

for this project is believed to be inadequate and all avail-

able funds, including accumulated interest, will be required

to complete the project. These funds which include $100,000

in contributions, $1,250,000 in interest, and $225,000 from

the College of Agriculture, will bring the total available

to $5,575,000 by April, 1983.

President Crowley recommended that the project be increased

to 46,800 square feet, and authorized funding to $5,575,000,

and that approval of the Public Works Board and Interim

Finance Committee be requested. Chancellor Baepler


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

carried without dissent.

31. New Business

Mr. Buchanan requested an update on an earlier report he had

requested concerning the types of educational services which

are being offered to the outlying areas of Clark County by

the Clark County Community College.

32. Request for Special Meeting

It was agreed that if the two Search Committees have com-

pleted their work as anticipated, a special meeting of the

Board of Regents will be called for April 10 for the single

purpose of appointing Academic Vice Presidents for UNR and


The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board