March 12-13, 1971
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
March 12-13, 1971
The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Donald C.
Moyer Campus Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.
Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.
Mr. Harold Jacobsen
Mrs. Molly Knudtsen
Louis Lombardi, M. D.
Mr. Paul Mc Dermott
Mr. William Morris
Mr. Mel Steninger
Miss Helen Thompson (for a portion of the
Members absent: Mr. James H. Bilbray
Mr. Archie C. Grant
Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey
President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)
President N. Edd Miller (UNR)
Director Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)
Director John M. Ward (DRI)
Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)
Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)
Business Manager Edward Pine (UNR)
Business Manager Herman Westfall (UNLV)
Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UNR)
Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Information (UNLV)
Mr. Gene Barbagelata, Deputy Attorney General
Dr. Edmond Barmettler, UNR Faculty Senate
Dr. John Vergiels, UNLV Faculty Senate
Dr. Don Fowler, DRI Faculty Senate
Mr. Brad Boman, System Facility
Mr. Russ Lundgren, ECC Faculty
Mr. Richard Myers, CSUN
Miss Frankie Sue Del Papa, ASUN
The Board convened in regular session at 11:00 A.M. for the pur-
pose of holding a public hearing with Chairman Jacobsen
1. Exchange of Property in Elko
Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February, the Board
adopted a resolution of intent to exchange real property of
the University of Nevada and published a notice of public
hearing for the purpose of considering this exchange.
Chancellor Humphrey reported that the publications had
appeared in a Clark County newspaper, as required by law,
and in an Elko paper also. He noted the time scheduled
for public hearing was 11 A.M., and that being the time,
requested any persons present for that purpose be heard.
No persons appeared to speak to the matter of the land
exchange. Accordingly, Chancellor Humphrey recommended
adoption of the following resolution:
RESOLUTION # 71-10
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
System is charged with the duty of managing and maintaining
real property belonging to the University System; and
WHEREAS, the University System is the owner of approximately
one hundred (100) acres of real property located in Elko
County, Nevada, one and one-half (1 1/2) miles north of the
city limits of Elko, which is no longer required for its
WHEREAS, the City of Elko desires to exchange certain real
property which it owns, located in the City of Elko and be-
ing approximately fifty (50) acres in area and of equal
value to that property above described belonging to the
University of Nevada System; and
WHEREAS, it has been deemed by the Board after careful study
and appraisal that the proposed exchange of properties would
be beneficial and in the best interest of the University of
Nevada System; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to NRS 277.050 the University System and
the City of Elko are authorized to exchange such unused real
property when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the
exchanging public agency;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the property owned by
the University of Nevada System being approximately one
hundred(100) acres and located in Elko County, Nevada, one
and one half (1 1/2) miles north of the city limits of Elko
and more particularly described in the resolution of intent
to exchange real property heretofore published, be exchanged
for property belonging to the City of Elko, and located in
the City of Elko, being approximately fifty (50) acres in
area and more particularly described as follows:
Parcel No. 1, Old Golf Course Property, North of proposed
interstate 80 to wit: a parcel of land located in the NE
1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 10, T. 34 N., R. 55 E., M. D.
B. & M.
and that the necessary documents for exchange be drawn and
executed; that the Chancellor of the University of Nevada
System be, and hereby is, authorized to sign for and on
behalf of the University System.
DATED: this ____ day of ______, 1971.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM BY
AND THROUGH ITS BOARD OF REGENTS
Motion by Mr. Steninger, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried
without dissent that the above resolution be adopted.
The regular meeting adjourned and reconvened at 11:35.
2. Approval of Minutes
Upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, the
minutes of the regular meeting of February 12-13, 1971 were
approved as distributed.
3. Acceptance of Gifts
A. President Zorn requested adoption of the following
RESOLUTION # 71-9
WHEREAS, Mr. Jerome Mack and Mr. E. Parry Thomas have
each contributed $10,000 to the Performing Arts Center
WHEREAS, these gifts are presently held in a trust fund
at the Valley Bank in Las Vegas; and
WHEREAS, the trustees of the account have requested that
the Board of Regents formally confirm their acceptance
of these gifts for the purpose specified;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-
gents of the University of Nevada does hereby formally
acknowledge the gift of Mr. E. Parry Thomas in the
amount of $10,000 and the gift of Mr. Jerome Mack in
the amount of $10,000 and does hereby affirm that these
funds will be used solely for the construction of the
Performing Arts Center at the University of Nevada,
Motion by Mr. Morris, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, car-
ried without dissent that above resolution be adopted.
B. Chancellor Humphrey recommended acceptance of the gifts
and grants as reported in Ref. B (filed with permanent
Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, car-
ried without dissent that the gifts be accepted and the
Secretary send an appropriate acknowledgement to the
4. Report of Personnel Appointments
Approval of the following appointments was recommended by
the appropriate officers:
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Ronald Franklin Anderson, Assistant Professor of Economics,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $6,062.50 (replacement for W. T. White)
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
Barbara Ann Klinefelter, Graduate Assistant, 2/1/71-6/30/71
- $1,350 (replacement for P. Marshall)
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
Sushil K. Sachdev, Graduate Assistant, 2/1/61-6/30/61 -
$1,250 (replacement for M. Borasky)
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Paavo C. Hall, Graduate Assistant, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
(replacement for Gary Rogers)
George E. Rohrmann, Graduate Assistant, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -
$1,250 (replacement for S. Marber)
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
John C. Brown, Graduate Research Fellow in Renewable Natural
Resources, 2/1/71-5/31/71 - $1,000
Jerry David Budy, Graduate Research Fellow in Renewable
Natural Resources, 2/1/71-5/31/71 - $1,000
Theodore J. Dixon, Graduate Research Fellow in Resource and
Agricultural Economics, 2/1/71-5/31/71 - $1,000
Margaret G. Dodds, Graduate Research Fellow in Home Econom-
ics, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
Dave Fitzsimmions, Graduate Research Fellow in Resource and
Agricultural Economics, 2/1/71-5/31/71 - $1,000
Betty K. Hulse, Lecturer in Home Economics, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -
$2,834.75 (replacement for Ann Cattelain)
John L. Kugler, Graduate Research Fellow in Plant, Soil &
Water Science, 1/1/71-5/31/71 - $1,250 (replacement for
Nicholas Ohanesian, Graduate Research Fellow in Animal
Science, 2/1/71-5/31/71 - $500.00
Richard Pudney, Graduate Research Fellow in Renewable
Natural Resources, 1/1/71-5/31/71 - $1,500 (replacement for
Gary Rush, Graduate Research Fellow in Resource and Agricul-
tural Economics, 2/1/71-5/31/71 - $1,000
Margery Stephens, Graduate Research Fellow, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -
Claudia M. Thomsen, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Home
Economics, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,350
Bonnie K. Williams, Graduate Research Fellow in Home
Economics, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Glen Bates, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Physics, 2/1/71-
6/30/71 - $1,450 (replacement for Joseph Tkac)
Mark Terrell Beeney, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Chemistry,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Paul Nolan)
Patrick Colletti, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Biology,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $625
Steven J. Fox, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Anthropology,
10/1/70-1/31/71 - $1,000 and 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
(appointment not previously reported)
Lucinda L. Guernsey, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Mathe-
matics, 11/1/70-1/31/71 - $750 (replacement for Anthony J.
Pontoner, appointment not previously reported)
Edward L. Hancock, Instructor in English, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -
$3,000 (partial replacement for Paul Adamian, temporary, one
Donald J. Kiernan, Sr., Graduate Teaching Fellow in English,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,450 (replacement for Richard Naylor)
Phillip H. Landis, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Biology,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $625
Thomas P. Lugaski, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Biology,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
Michael Newbrough, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Political
Science, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
Jose M. Peer, Graduate Research Fellow in Political Science,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Robert Waste)
Peter R. Reams, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Political Sci-
ence, 10/1/71-1/31/71 - $500 (appointment not previously
Sripati Shridevi, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, 2/1/71-
6/30/71 - $4,937.50
William R. Stowell, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Political
Science, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Peter
John M. Townley, Graduate Teaching Fellow in History, 2/1/71
-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Eric Moody)
Bill D. Toth, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 11/1/70-1/31/71 -
$810 (replacement for Juanita Self, appointment not previ-
ously reported) and 2/1/71-6/30/71, $1,350 (partial replace-
ment for Paul Adamian)
Aino Elsi Tuomola, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Mathematics,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Steve Timko)
Darrel A. Wright, Jr., Graduate Teaching Fellow in Biology,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Ada Natalino)
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Marshall E. Lewis, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2/1/71-6/30/71
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Michael J. Dolan, Graduate Research Fellow, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -
Frederick S. Jackson, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Res. & Ed.
Plan. Ctr., 1/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,500 (replacement for Craig
Susan G. Ripley, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Education,
2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
Barbara A. Taylor, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Secondary
Education, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Judith
Karen R. Van Emmerik, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Elementary
& Special Education, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement
for Cynthia Strang)
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
John Carito, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Electrical
Engineering, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
Subhaschandra G. Malghan, Graduate Research Fellow in
Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering, 2/1/71-5/31/71 -
MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES
Belinda B. Gunn, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Geology-
Geography, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
Ralph G. Mock, Museum Research Fellow, Nevada Mining
Analytical Laboratory, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,350
Frank J. Sonderman, Graduate Research Fellow in Nevada
Mining Analytical Laboratory, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,250
Dennis T. Trexler, Research Associate, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -
OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Wallace L. Henry, Graduate Fellow/Off Campus Housing, 2/1/71
-6/30/71 - $1,250 (replacement for Otis Burrell)
Shih-Chin Chu, Graduate Research Fellow, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -
Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
without dissent that the appointments be approved as
5. Approval of Fund Transfers
Chancellor Humphrey recommended the following transfers of
funds from the appropriate contingency reserves:
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
#6 $11,846 from Contingency Reserve to Chancellor's
Office. This will provide the University of Nevada
System with resident legal assistance. The Attorney
General stationed one of his deputies in the office
of the Chancellor, effective January 4, 1971. As a
condition, the UNS is to provide the Deputy Attorney
General with office space, a secretary, and $2000 of
his salary January 1 - June 30, 1971. To provide
this and solve some existing overcrowded conditions in
the Chancellor's Office, it was necessary to acquire
additional office space. This transfer provides the
funds necessary to accomplish the above as follows:
Secretary $3250; Attorney $2000; Office Rent $1496;
Office Equipment $2900; and Remodeling $2200.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIVISION
#7 $5000 from Contingency Reserve to Administration Elko
Community College to provide sufficient funds for ad-
ministrative operations for the balance of the fiscal
year. The 1970-71 Work Program was developed under an
assumption that 150 FTE students would be enrolled.
There were 182 FTE students enrolled as certified by
the Internal Auditor. This provides for the addition-
al operating funds.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
#238 $6148.95 from Contingency Reserve to Nevada Technical
Institute to provide funds to cover salary commitments
for Spring semester.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
#526 $75,936.81 from the Contingency Reserve to individual
classified and technical salary accounts. In develop-
ing the 1970-71 Work Program, $67,577 was reserved to
fund the $50 per month classified and technical emp-
loyee salary adjustment approved by the Legislature
effective July 1, 1970. The actual cost to implement
this adjustment is $75,936.82. The $67,577 reserved
for this purpose will be transferred to the Contin-
Mr. Morris moved that action of this item be tabled until
after the Executive Session. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Dermott, carried without dissent.
6. Final Graduation List, UNLV
President Zorn presented a list of 168 students approved by
the faculty of each College concerned and by the appropriate
University officials for graduation from UNLV February 1,
7. Provisional Graduate Standing Catagory, UNLV
Upon President Zorn's request, consideration of the recom-
mendation by the UNLV Graduate Council for a new category
of graduate student was deferred until the April meeting.
8. Extension of CSUN Interim Constitution
President Zorn recalled that in November, 1970, the Board
approved an Interim Constitution for CSUN, to be effective
until February, 1971. In January, an extension was granted
until March 13, 1971. President Zorn explained the delay in
getting a Campus vote on the constitution and endorsed a
request by CSUN that the Interim Constitution remain in ef-
fect until a constitution has been ratified by the student
body of UNLV and approved by the Board of Regents.
Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
without dissent that the Interim Constitution be extended
until the June Board meeting.
9. Final Graduation List, UNR
President Miller presented a list of 271 students approved
by the faculty of each College concerned and by the appro-
priate University officials for graduation from UNR January
Upon motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Dr. Anderson, five
supplemental items were admitted to the agenda.
10. College of Education Building, UNR
Chancellor Humphrey reported that construction bids for the
UNR College of Education building have been opened with the
following low bid from Mc Kenzie Construction Company:
Base Bid $2,564,000
1. Movable Partitions $ 48,500
2. Cabinet Work 73,500
3. Chalkboard & Tackboards 5,200
4. Auditorium Seating 10,700
5. (Deleted from scope)
6. Fold Partitions 5,700
7. Science Fixtures & Cabinet Work 18,000
8. Landscaping & Sprinklers 43,000
Sub-total $ 204,600
Grand Total $2,768,600
Mr. Pine reported the following recommendations from the
State Planning Board, endorsed by President Miller and
Chancellor Humphrey for modification in the project budget
in order that the total project might be realized:
Original Budget Modified Budget
of 10/10/68 of 3/2/71
Surveys $ 1,000 $ 1,091.00
Soil Analysis 2,000 2,434.70
Architect & Engineering 167,000 178,207.10
Plan Checking 6,600 6,600.00
Special Consultant 2,000 Misc. 87.05
Sub-total $ 178,600 $ 188,419.85
Construction $2,737,000 $2,768,600.00
Contingency 82,000 60,080.15
Sub-total $2,819,800 $2,828,680.15
Inspection & Testing
Job Inspection $ 20,000 $ 20,000.00
Material Testing 4,000 4,000.00
Sub-total $ 24,000 $ 24,000.00
Furnishings $ 257,000 $ 223,956.70
Advertising & Bond Fees 200 13,743.30
Sewer Connection Fee 3,200 3,200.00
Sub-total $ 260,400 $ 240,900.00
TOTAL $3,282,000 $3,282,000.00
Mr. Pine noted that funds remaining at the completion of
construction, including Contingency Reserve funds, will be
allocated to the furnishings budget. (A detail of project
and method of funding, prepared by the Chancellor's Office
was included with the agenda, identified as Ref. V, Pg. 3, 4
and 5, and is filed with the permanent minutes.)
Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the final plans
as presented by Mr. Pine and approval of the award of the
construction contract to Mc Kenzie Construction Co. in the
amount of $2,768,600 for a total project cost of $3,282,000.
Motion by Mr. Morris seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without
dissent that the above recommendation be approved.
The regular meeting adjourned for lunch at 12:00 noon and recon-
vened at 1:50 P.M. In addition to those present for the morning
session, Miss Thompson was also present for afternoon session.
11. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000, UNR
Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened February 17, 1971
for 56 items of canned fruits and vegetables for the Dining
Commons. The low bid compilation was as follows:
Abbott Supply Co. 27 $8,911.57
Monarch Food 27 5,660.75
Sierra Foods 2 156.50
President Miller recommended award to the above low bidders
on the items specified. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.
Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried
without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.
12. Permission to Demolish Building
Mr. Pine reported that Dean Dale Bohmont, College of Agri-
culture, had requested permission to demolish a barn on
Valley Road Farm which is no longer considered suitable for
use by the College and serves no purpose.
The building will either be demolished by burning by the
Washoe County Fire Department or by contract at an approxi-
mate cost of $400. President Miller recommended approval of
the request. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.
Motion by Mr. Morris, seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried
without dissent that authorization be granted to demolish
the building, either by burning or at a demolition cost of
13. Progress of University Capital Improvement Projects, UNR
Mr. Pine filed a status report on capital improvement
projects under the supervision of the Director of Physical
Plant. (Report on file in Chancellor's Office.)
14. Special Fee
President Miller presented a recommendation by the UNR
Academic Council that persons 62 years of age or older be
allowed to enroll in classes at the University, other than
classes where special instruction fees are charged, as audit
students with a fee charge of $10 per course. The only
limitation is that the University has the right to exclude
such students if there is not adequate space or if the
instructor will not give permission for enrollment.
Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective
Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.
15. Site Selection, CCCC and WNCC
Dr. Donnelly reported that he was still in the process of
investigating and evaluating possible sites for Community
Colleges in Clark County and in Western Nevada but had no
definite recommendations to make at this time. He noted
it was improbable that money would be appropriated for the
acquisition of property or construction of facilities in
either of these two areas and requested additional time to
review all of the problems related to possible sites for
No exception was taken to this request.
16. Proposed Changes in Titles
Chancellor Humphrey reported that Dr. Donnelly had requested
that the title of the Director of the Community College
Division be changed to President and the executive officer
for each of the Community Colleges be titled Director. (See
Ref. F, filed with the permanent minutes.)
Chancellor Humphrey also reported that Dr. John Ward had
requested that the title of the Director of Desert Research
Institute be changed to that of President.
Mr. Humphrey noted that he was presenting these requests at
this time so that there would be sufficient time for full
consideration by all interested parties prior to the April
meeting at which time he would recommend approval by the
Board and would present for first reading the necessary
amendment to the Board's By-Laws. Dr. Donnelly stated that
no opposition has been offered by the present President of
Elko Community College or by any of the candidates he has
contacted who are interested in CCCC or WNCC.
Mr. Steninger reported that the Elko Community College
Advisory Board had passed a motion recommending the title of
President be retained for the ECC officer. Mr. Steninger
added that he personally did not agree with this motion, but
had agreed to communicate it to the Board of Regents. Dr.
Anderson stated that he strongly supported such a change in
title because he believe it would clarify the intention of
the Board of Regents that these positions would be equiva-
lent to the other Division officers. Mr. Mc Dermott agreed.
Mr. Steninger reported further that Dr. Kuntz, the current
President of ECC, had suggested the compromise title for the
College Heads be Vice President and Director.
Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried
without dissent that the Board agree that this be included
on the April agenda as an action item.
17. Proposed Legislation
A. Subpoena Power for University Hearings:
Chancellor Humphrey submitted a copy of SB 307, granting
subpoena power to officials of the University of Nevada
System in faculty hearings. He noted that he had re-
quested Senator Dodge to introduce a bill granting
subpoena power to the University with the understanding
that the Board would review the bill and express its
opinion before the Judiciary Committee took action. He
also noted that this request for subpoena power had
originated with the Coordinating Council.
Chancellor Humphrey recommended that SB 307 be endorsed
but requested that it be amended to provide for subpoena
power in student hearings as well as faculty hearings.
In making his recommendation, Mr. Humphrey noted this
legislation had been requested following endorsement
by the Coordinating Council on February 17, but since
that time members of the UNLV faculty had expressed
opposition. Chancellor Humphrey suggested the faculty
be invited to speak to the matter.
President Zorn reported that a newspaper article dealing
with SB 307 had caused expressions of concern to be
raised on the UNLV Campus. A faculty meeting was
requested and faculty members had expressed the opinion
that provisions of the bill went too far into detail.
A motion had been passed, he stated, opposing the bill
asking that the faculty's concern be expressed to the
Board of Regents.
Dr. Vergiels stated that his vote at the Coordinating
Council supporting this legislation was based on his
belief in the right of the faculty member to have people
at the hearing to testify for him. He noted several
other views have now been expressed which have caused
him to change his mind and he now believed the legis-
lation should be rejected.
Dr. Aizley, member of the Coordinating Council, stated
that it was his understanding the Coordinating Council's
action in requesting subpoena power was related direct-
ly to hearings conducted under the Interim Rules. He
expressed concern that SB 307 as written would provide
that subpoena power would be granted in all faculty
hearings. Dr. Aizley recommended the legislation be
rejected entirely or, as a compromise, it be deferred
until after the Interim Rules have been finalized. He
pointed out the Interim Rules would not be discussed
again until April 23-24, at which time the Legislature
will have adjourned. He challenged the assumption that
the legislation was premature, stating that if subpoena
power is granted to the University, it would then be up
to the University to specificy when and how it would be
used. He also pointed out that the probability exists
that it would not be only faculty who would be required
at some hearings; students, staff and even bystanders
could be involved in such a manner that would make their
testimony desirable in a given hearing.
Mr. Jacobsen pointed out that granting the power of
subpoena does not make it mandatory that it be used in
every circumstance or even that it be included in the
procedures governing hearings.
Dr. Vergiels submitted suggested amendments to SB 307
which would eliminate any requirement to produce
records, books or documents.
Mr. Hug disagreed, stating that normal subpoena power
runs to these and if you are really going to find the
truth you have to have records. In granting a subpoena,
arguments can be made that such items are confidential
or not relevant and whoever is requested to issue the
subpoena would take these matters into consideration.
Mr. Barbagelata agreed, adding that it would not make
much sense to subpoena a person before a hearing without
the power to also subpoena supporting documents. Dr.
Fowler stated that he also was under the impression that
the subpoena power requested by the Coordinating Council
was related only to hearings conducted under the Interim
Chancellor Humphrey agreed, noting that was the context
in which it was being discussed.
Dr. Barmettler expressed concern that the bill was too
broad and requested that it either not be adopted or
that it be tied to the Interim Rules.
Mr. Morris pointed out that Senator Dodge has asked for
a recommendation concerning his bill. He stated that he
personally did not favor the bill and would not vote to
endorse it. He said he believed that Senator Dodge was
over-reacting to the Adamian situation on the Reno
Mr. Humphrey pointed out that Senator Dodge had intro-
duced the bill at his request. Mr. Morris stated that
then it was the Chancellor who had overreacted to the
Chancellor Humphrey disagreed, stating that he had made
the request to Senator Dodge based on the result of the
Coordinating Council action that supported subpoena
power for the University. He noted he had discussed
this with the Legislative Counsel Bureau and, at their
suggestion, had approached Senator Dodge. Senator
Dodge agreed to introduce the bill and had done so im-
mediately and had then asked the Board to review it.
Mr. Morris asked the Coordinating Council be identi-
fied. Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Coordinating
Council is made up of representatives of each Faculty
Senate, some of whom were present. Some of them have
apparently changed their position on this matter since
the Coordinating Council meeting, he stated, because at
that time Dr. Aizley had cast the only negative vote.
Mr. Morris said that he believed that any time a hearing
results from activity involving the University, you are
talking about University Administration having jurisdic-
tion over a student or faculty member or any witnesses
that could offer any testimony upon that particular
incident. This subpoena power is designed for that
exceptional situation involving a person not under the
jurisdiction of the University. The chances of such a
circumstance is very slim; therefore, Mr. Morris stated
in his opinion there is no need for subpoena power be-
cause if anyone over whom the University has jurisdic-
tion refuses to come forth, testify and bring documents,
books, etc., that are pertinent to the hearing, this
constitutes insubordination in that he is not cooperat-
ing with a bona fide University function. To openly
defy or frustrate a hearing is insubordination and it
should be treated at such. He is not then deserving
of being part of the University community and should be
Mr. Hug challenged this assumption, pointing out the
University has no regulation which requires a member
of the University community to attend a hearing or to
testify; therefore, there are no sanctions which can be
imposed if he refuses to do so if requested.
Dr. Vergiels spoke in support of the request to Senator
Dodge to introduce this legislation, noting the Coor-
dinating Council had requested the Chancellor to seek
such powers for the University; the problem is that the
result is more than the faculty had anticipated. The
feeling of the faculty is, since it goes further than
anticipated, the faculty did not have to recommend the
whole bill be adopted. The faculty did not wish to be
bound by stronger legislation that had been anticipated
when they requested it be sought.
Dr. Zorn stated that fundamental concern of the faculty
seemed to be where it is necessary to do more than get
persons to the hearing who are important to the case.
This could be equally important to the prosecution as
well as to the person charged. He stated although the
faculty might be apprehensive that such power might be
misued they really feel the problem is not with people
but with documents that might not be reliable. It ap-
pears, he stated, that from the changes that are recom-
mended calling for the deletion of references to papers,
records, isolated documents, that this is the concern.
The faculty is not convinced, he said, that it would be
necessary to use such subpoena power to get people to
appear. If there are extreme and unusual cases, a
subpoena to summon an individual would be merely rein-
forcement to a Campus power that already exists and that
is sufficient. He said he agreed that faculty and stu-
dents have obligations and, if summoned, they can be
induced to come or sanctions can be imposed.
Mr. Hug again challenged such an assumption, stating
he was unaware of the existence of any regulation that
requires a person to attend a hearing or provides a pen-
alty if he does not. Dr. Zorn suggested he could be
charged with general insubordination.
Mr. Morris said, in his opinion, if you call a hearing
where no one is willing to testify then you should not
be having the hearing.
Chancellor Humphrey stated that this appeared originally
to be a very straightforward request from Coordinating
Council and one on which there appeared to be subtantial
agreement. Obviously there is not, therefore, he recom-
mended that the bill be allowed to die and that it be
considered again at a later time when the differences
Mr. Hug said if the University does not have this
subpoena power, there should be some provision in the
Interim Rules that requires a member of the University
community to appear.
Dr. Vergiels stated that he believed the faculty would
endorse Chancellor Humphrey's recommendation that the
bill be allowed to die.
Mr. Jacobsen suggested the Board might benefit from de-
ferring this matter until Saturday, during which time
the faculty could discuss the concerns expressed by the
Board and perhaps reach a consensus. Mr. Morris agreed
and moved the matter be tabled until Saturday. Motion
seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.
B. Utilization of Archaeology Resources
Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February, the Board
approved draft legislation for the utilization of arch-
aeology resources and authorized its introduction, con-
tingent upon concurrence by the State Museum staff and
Board. In preparing the fiscal notes to accompany this
bill, it was determined that an expediture of $47,220
would be necessary in 1971-72 and $49,581 in 1972-73.
For this reason, Chancellor Humphrey recommended that
this legislation not be sought by the University. The
officers of the University concurred.
Motion by Mr. Steninger, seconded by Dr. Anderson,
carried without dissent that the Chancellor's recommen-
dation be approved.
18. Student Evaluation of Instruction
Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in November, 1970, the
Presidents and Director of the Community College Division
were requested to "consider and to develop in cooperation
with their faculties and students a plan for the implementa-
tion of a student evaluation of faculty with the understand-
ing that the Board would assist in funding such a program,
with the amount of funding to be determined following pres-
entation of the proposals in March."
Dr. Donnelly presented a proposal whereby the Community
College Division would use the Institutional Self-Study pro-
vided by the American College Testing Program. Details of
the proposal were included in a memorandum to be submitted
as an action item at the April meeting.
President Miller presented a progress report on development
of a proposal which UNR will submit at the April meeting.
President Zorn also presented a progress report on a pro-
posal by UNLV, including the form which is proposed and a
suggested sequence for the student opinion survey. Action
on a specific proposal will be requested in April.
Chancellor Humphrey stated that he will bring back to the
April meeting a recommendation for implementation of the
proposals together with a recommendation for funding.
19. Changing the Function of Graduate Fellows (Assistants)
Chancellor Humphrey noted that this matter had been deferred
from both the January and February agendas, recalling that
the Board had expressed continuing concern that too much
classroom instruction was being done by Graduate Fellows
(Assistants) and had directed that a determination be made
for budgetary purposes of the feasibility of changing the
function from one of teaching to one of assisting the
professor in charge of the course. The Board had originally
directed that a complete report and recommendation be pre-
sented in January, 1971.
President Zorn and Vice President Baepler presented a report
on behalf of UNLV (report identified as Ref. I, filed with
the permanent minutes) and Vice President Anderson presented
a report and recommendation on behalf of UNR (report identi-
fied as Ref. J, filed with permanent minutes).
In presenting Ref. J, President Miller stated that he had no
specific disagreement with Chancellor Humphrey's recommenda-
tion as discussed in the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet. He
noted the recurring problem with the English Department
and read the following letter from Dr. Robert Harvey, Chair-
man of that Department, directed to the problem of supervi-
sion of graduate teaching fellows:
In response to your request for my comments on Chancel-
lor Humphrey's 30 December 1970 memorandum, I offer
here the following:
The important word in paragraph 2, page 2 is THEORETI-
The assertion made in this paragraph is a statistician's
dream which cannot be exactuated. In the real world,
where the students are, it can have no meaning, as, ad-
ditional factor #1, which immediately follows, suggests.
So dramatic would the English Department be affected,
should all teaching fellows be cleared of teaching as-
signments, that not one credit but ten would be added
to the load of each of our 19 regular faculty members
(there are roughly 190 credits of Freshman English
taught each semester).
I thoroughly endorse Chancellor Humphrey's sensible
conclusion that a "middle course" be followed (para-
graph running from p. 2 to p. 3). But even this
course cannot be effectuated for the English Depart-
ment without 6 new regular faculty positions now.
Failing these new positions, the English Department
can cope with the Freshman problem next Fall by:
1. Continuing to require the teaching methods course,
English 937, of all new TFs, as we have done for
some 10 years;
2. Assigning enough regular staff members to English
101 to (a) provide every inexperienced TF an extra
intern class, concurrent with his regular teaching
assignment, (b) to convince TFs, students and the
general public on and off Campus that the English
Department faculty is committed seriously to main-
tenance of high standards in the Freshman program;
3. Assigning strict supervisor responsibilities to
every regular faculty member over one or two in-
dividual TFs (this alone will add more than one
hour per week to the regular faculty load in the
To cope even in this minimal way will cause the Depart-
ment of English to curtail some of its Departmental
undergraduate and graduate programs in order to improve
its handling of the 6-hour University requirement in
English (the Freshman program).
The only real solution remains more regular faculty
Chancellor Humphrey presented the following report and
The Board has previously indicated that it wished a
determination to be made for budgetary purposes as
to the feasibility of changing the function of Gradu-
ate Fellows (Assistants) from one of teaching to one
of assisting the professor in charge of the course.
If the Board directs that this be done there are two
basic alternative ways in which the courses now taught
by Graduate Fellows (Assistants) can be provided for:
increase the number of faculty or increase the faculty
teaching load. Based on preliminary reports of the
Executive Budget recommendations for the University it
is assumed that the first alternative will not be
available to us in 1971-73.
In order to consider the alternative of an increase in
faculty teaching load, the following information should
be understood. For the Fall semester, 1969, the:
... average student-faculty ratio, not including student
credits taught by Graduate Fellows, was 15.7:1 at
UNR and 17.9:1 at UNLV;
... average student-faculty ratio, including student
credits taught by Graduate Fellows but not counting
Graduate Fellows as faculty, was 17.1:1 at UNR and
19.2:1 at UNLV;
... average class size was 16.3 at UNR and 28.1 at UNLV;
... average credit load taught, not including individual
study courses, was 8.0 at UNR and 9.1 at UNLV;
... average credit load taught, including individual
study courses, was 10.5 at UNR and 10.1 at UNLV; and
... Graduate Fellows taught 8.2% of the total teaching
load at UNR and 6.8% at UNLV.
The Ten Year Plan for the University of Nevada System
adopted by the Board of Regents and submitted to the
Legislature in 1969 anticipated a 20:1 student-faculty
ratio (including Graduate Fellow production) by 1979-80.
The 1971-73 Executive Budget recommendation is under-
stood to be developed on a 20:1 ratio effective 1971-72,
or 7 years earlier than planned.
If the average class size were to remain constant, and
a student-faculty ratio of not more than 20:1 is assum-
ed, a shift in teaching load sufficient to absorb the
student credits now taught by Graduate Fellows could
theoretically be accomplished by an increase in the
average credit load of one credit per faculty member at
both UNR and UNLV. That is, the average load, not in-
cluding individual study courses, would become 9.0 at
UNR and 10.1 at UNLV.
Additional factors should be considered.
1. The averages referred to are Campus-wide whereas
the Graduate Fellows are concentrated in a few
Departments. This means that adjustments would
dramatically affect some Departments and have but
little impact on others.
2. An increase in average load of one credit per
semester would be partially offset for the in-
dividual faculty member by the availability of
Graduate Fellows as laboratory assistants, dis-
cussion section leaders, graders and for other
essential tasks related to teaching.
3. The only justification for a lower teaching load
at UNR than at UNLV is the existence of doctoral
programs at UNR. Whether this justifies a 1.1
credit load differential is subject to further
I understand the advice of President Zorn to be that no
change in function of the Graduate Fellows (Assistant)
should be effected. I believe that President Miller's
advice has been that if a change is to be effected, it
should be brought about by an increase in the number of
faculty. I believe that full consideration should be
given by the Board to their advice.
I conclude that there is neither justification for ex-
cluding all Graduate Fellows from teaching nor justifi-
cation for allowing a Graduate Fellow without teaching
experience as to have substantially full charge of a
course. I believe that it is feasible to adopt the
middle course of action identified in "The Graduate
Student as a Teacher", published by the American Council
on Education, and explained in June, 1970 by K. D.
Jessup's report "A Possible Approach to the Change of
of Function of Graduate Teaching Fellows or Assistants".
The essence of this plan is that the first year Graduate
Fellow without prior teaching experience would be as-
signed tasks to assist a professor, that is, grading
papers, proctoring examinations, serving as laboratory
assistant, leading discussion groups of a subdivided
class, etc. He would, during his first year, also be
expected to complete a special teachings method course
taught by the College of Education. (It is worth not-
ing that before graduating students are to teach in
the public schools, all must complete certain method
courses and an extended period of supervised practice
teaching.) Second and third year Graduate Fellows,
after evaluation by their Departments, would be allowed
to teach courses following the prescribed course syl-
labus, in conformity with standards adopted by the De-
partment, and at a level of supervision determined by
the Department as appropriate for each individual.
I believe that this compromise in the change of function
is feasible and if at least a biennium is allowed to
effect the change, an increase of less than one credit
in average teaching load is not unreasonable.
This recommendation was formulated after consideration
of arguments presented at the Chancellor's Advisory
Cabinet on December 29, 1970, but is not presented as
a consensus of that group.
Mr. Morris stated that although he did not disagree with the
statements made by the Presidents or with the Chancellor's
recommendations, he believed that the University must be
realistic about its financial position. He pointed out that
UNLV's request for new positions has been cut from 50 to 15
and similar cuts have been made for UNR. He suggested that
in recognition of these restrictions that there be no change
in the function of the Graduate Assistants.
Chancellor Humphrey stated that he strongly disagreed,
pointing out the most important responsibility the Board of
Regents has is to specify policy concerning instruction. He
recommended the Board adopt as a policy of the University a
statement which will not permit Graduate Assistants, who are
inexperienced teachers, to be in full charge of a classroom.
He stated that, in his opinion, continuation of the existing
situation cannot be justified on budgetary grounds, espe-
cially when the entire load of Graduate Students (not just
those courses now being taught by inexperienced Graduate
Teaching Fellows) could be absorbed statistically by the
regular faculty teaching one additional credit.
Mr. Morris said he wished to hear from the academic officers
insofar as changing the functions of the Graduate Assistants
and imposing the rigid restrictions as set forth in the
President Miller stated that he fully supported the Chan-
cellor's recommendation with the minor reservation that he
be allowed to make necessary adjustments at the time the
Work Program is developed. He added that he believed the
policy implied in this recommendation was an appropriate one
for the University.
Mr. Steninger moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-
tion. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson.
Dr. Baepler stated that he agreed in principle with the con-
cept reflected in the Chancellor's recommendation. He stat-
ed he shared President Miller's reservation concerning the
requirement that the special teaching methods course be
taught in the College of Education because he believed that
it could be better taught in some circumstances by each
Department or College. Dr. Baepler continued by stating
he believed it to be entirely reasonable to provide a means
whereby Graduate Assistants can gain teaching experience
under supervision; however, he added, UNLV has only master's
level programs which would typically mean that graduate stu-
dents would only be available for 2 years, whereas the Chan-
cellor's recommendation refers to first, second and third
year students. Dr. Baepler also referred to the statement
that, statistically, all the credits now taught by Graduate
Assistants could be handled by regular faculty by the addi-
tion of one credit per faculty member. He pointed out that
the 24 classes of Freshman English taught by Graduate
Assistants at UNLV produce 72 credits, but there are only 16
faculty members in the Department among whom this load can
be distributed. Chancellor Humphrey agreed, but suggested
the responsibility of an academic administrator is to see
that teaching loads are worked out. He pointed out that the
University must accept the responsibility of insuring that
loads are equitable among Departments.
Mr. Morris asked if there was an urgency in reaching a
decision on this matter. Chancellor Humphrey noted that the
1971-72 Work Program must be developed to accommodate any
change in function if it is to occur in 1971-72.
Dr. Zorn expressed grave concern over any action at this
time. He said he did not oppose the theory but pointed out
that UNLV has made a number of strong and effective efforts
to improve the function of Graduate Assistants; he did not
believe the concerns expressed by the Board related to UNLV.
Dr. Zorn also expressed concern over how this kind of policy
would affect the flexibility in staffing during the next two
years, noting that there would be no money to add new posi-
tions in English and Physical Education.
Mr. Mc Dermott stated that it was his understanding from the
presentations made by Vice Presidents Anderson and Baepler
that there was concurrence with the principles reflected in
the Chancellor's recommendation. President Zorn stated that
he had never concurred. President Miller stated that he did
concur, with the understanding that he would have the oppor-
tunity to present any exceptions which might be necessary at
the time the Work Program is developed.
Mr. Hug asked for further clarification concerning President
Zorn's objections. Dr. Zorn stated that the severe budget
restrictions made it unlikely that there would be any flexi-
bility in providing new positions and he could not concur in
a recommendation to impose this kind of restriction until he
knew the level of support to be received.
Mr. Morris stated that it appeared to him the difference
between the Chancellor's recommendation and that of Presi-
dent Zorn was related to money. He concurred in reserva-
tions expressed by President Zorn and stated he did not be-
lieve that such rigid regulations should be imposed; the
Board must recognize financial limitations and take "first
things first". He pointed out that not only were there
cutbacks in the number of faculty positions requested but
also in the number of custodial positions requested to han-
dle the new buildings which would be occupied during the
Mr. Jacobsen agreed but stated that he believed that "first"
must be the quality of instruction.
Dr. Baepler stated that he objected to the requirement that
Graduate Students must take a course in methodology from the
College of Education. Chancellor Humphrey responded that he
would not oppose a change in this requirement, noting that
the important point is not where the instruction is offered
but that it be provided. He noted that his recommendation
was based on the fact that the College of Education present-
ly offers courses in teaching methods. Dr. Baepler continu-
ed by stating he did subscribe to the concept of experienced
teachers in the classroom; however, he said, even with an
increase in faculty teaching loads next year, it might still
be necessary to have some first-year Graduate Assistants.
He stated he would like to have the option of continuing to
use such first-year Graduate Assistants if budget restric-
tions make it necessary, in the meantime, giving assurance
to the Board the principles espoused in the Chancellor's
recommendation, with exception of the methodology course,
are certainly principles which UNLV subscribes to complete-
ly. Reference to the requirement for a methodology course,
Dr. Baepler stated his objection was to the requirement for
a "course", stating that he believed that methodology as it
relates to working in the laboratory or the classroom can
effectively be done in certain Departments by individual
Dr. Miller agreed but added that, although he did not wish
to be too formalistic, he believed there was great value in
approaching this kind of instruction systematically and a
formal course in methods work is important.
Chancellor Humphrey noted that his recommendation provided a
two year period for compliance; that not all changes would
have to be made in 1971-72.
Motion carried with Mr. Morris, Miss Thompson and Mrs.
20. Reconsideration of Transfer of Engineering Technology
Programs from NTI to CCD
Chancellor Humphrey reported that Mr. Morris had requested
reconsideration of the Board's action, January 1971,
transferring Engineering Technology programs from Nevada
Technical Institute, UNR, to the Community College Division.
Mr. Morris had also requested that a memorandum written to
him by Mr. Harry Wolf, dated February 17, 1971, be presented
to the Board, along with a document prepared by Mr. Wolf and
directed to President Miller proposing Engineering Tech-
nology and Electronics Technology be changed to four-year
baccalaureate programs. (Both documents were included with
the agenda and are on file in the Chancellor's Office.)
Mr. Morris stated that when action was taken by the Board in
January, the Regents did not have the information contained
in the documents prepared by Mr. Wolf. He suggested that
justification for these programs remaining with NTI includes
the possibility of their expansion to four-year status, as
proposed in the documents. He suggested, therefore, that
the Board rescind its action and allow the programs to re-
main at UNR.
President Miller noted that students from NTI were present
and requested they be allowed to speak to the matter.
Jack Frandsen read a statement on behalf of the students at
NTI, supporting a request that students who had entered the
program under the auspices of the University be permitted
to continue so as to receive the associate degree from the
University of Nevada with the ECPD accreditation.
Mr. Wolf also spoke in support of allowing the programs to
remain with UNR. He expressed concern that by transferring
the programs to CCD, the staff and equipment might also be
transferred, thereby hampering the development of four-year
President Miller recommended the Administration be given
the next biennium to work out a transfer of these programs
to CCD. He said that he supported the transfer of two-year
programs to the Community Colleges but believed that, in
fairness to the students who are presently enrolled, a suf-
ficient transfer period should be allowed. He pointed out
that the document submitted by NTI, proposing four-year
degree status for these programs has not been approved at
the Campus level.
Dr. Donnelly recalled that he had made a statement earlier
in support of the development by the University of four-year
programs in these areas. He said he still believed it
appropriate that two-year programs be administered by CCD;
however, he supported President Miller's recommendation for
a two-year phasing.
Dr. Donnelly also stated that he believed it important to
clarify some of the misunderstanding surrounding the ECPD
accreditation. He noted that he believed that CCD should
follow the guidelines suggested in report of the Carnegie
Commission that the Community Colleges be accredited only on
an institutional basis. He pointed out that ECPD accredita-
tion is available to an institution based on an evaluation
of curriculum and it could be presumed to be available to
the Community College Division at such time as a curriculum
is developed and accreditation requested. However, he said,
accreditation of this sort is extremely costly and to seek
such accreditation for each of the large number of programs
which the CCD will offer would be prohibitive.
Dr. Donnelly again endorsed President Miller's recommenda-
tion these two programs remain with NTI for the next bien-
nium and that CCD be allowed to develop its own programs.
President Miller concurred, noting that NTI, as a two-year
institution, will be phased out.
Chancellor Humphrey stated that, for the reasons stated by
Dr. Miller and Dr. Donnelly, he concurred with the recommen-
dation the Engineering Design Technology and Electronics
Technology programs be allowed to remain with UNR during the
Mr. Mc Dermott moved that the above recommendation be
approved. Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without
The meeting adjourned at 5:10 P.M., and reconvened on Saturday,
March 13, 1971 at 9:00 A.M. All Regents, Officers and staff in
attendance on Friday were again present.
21. Estimative Budgets
Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of estimative
budgets for the Fire Science Program and the Fallon Program
of the Community College Division for Spring semester, 1971
(identified as Ref. M, filed with permanent minutes), and
estimative budgets for Curriculum Development in Europe and
Europa (History: European Study Program) for UNR for Summer
Session 1971 (identified as Ref. N and filed with permanent
Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried
without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.
22. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee
Dr. Lombardi presented minutes of the Investment Advisory
Committee meeting of February 12, 1971, as follows:
The Committee met at 12:00 noon in the Hardy Room of the Jot
Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Present were: Committee members Mrs. Molly Knudtsen, Mr.
Procter Hug, Jr., Dr. Fred Anderson, Mr. Paul Mc Dermott;
Public members Mr. Arthur M. Smith, Jr. and Mr. Julius
Bergen; Bank representatives Mr. Thayer Bigelow and Mr.
Walter Bradley. Also present were Dean Weems, Consultant,
and Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey.
Mrs. Knudtsen presided.
Mr. Bradley discussed the portfolio review dated February 1,
1971 and stated that he believed it reflected good perform-
ance compared to total market performance. It was noted
that liquidity was down to about 6% and the projected income
was an improvement.
After discussion of Mr. Bradley's recommendations concerning
portfolio changes, it was moved by Mr. Smith, seconded by
Mr. Bergen, and passed unanimously, that 1500 shares of
American Hospital Supply, 500 shares of RCA, 1000 shares of
Eastman Kodak and 1950 shares of Continental Can be sold;
and that 500 shares of Chemical N. Y. Corp., 500 shares of
First National Bank of Boston, 1000 shares of Utah Construc-
tion Corp. and 2000 shares of Lucky Stores, Inc. be pur-
It was also agreed by consensus that when the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, Performing Arts account is ready to sell
its holdings of Johnson & Johnson stock, it will be pur-
chased by the Endowment Fund.
Dr. Anderson moved, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, and passed
unanimously that the fee paid First National Bank of Nevada
for handling the portfolio be increased from $3000 to $4000
per year. Mr. Smith abstained from the vote.
Meeting adjourned at 1:25 P.M.
Chancellor Humphrey recommended the actions of the Commit-
tee, as reported in the above minutes, be confirmed.
Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried
without dissent that the actions of the Investment Advisory
Committee be confirmed.
23. Administration of Scholarship Programs
Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January 1971, the Board
adopted a policy statement concerning administration of
scholarship programs, which then became Chapter 20 of the
Board of Regents Handbook. He also recalled that at the
same meeting, Dr. Anderson submitted a proposed amendment
which the Board directed be referred to the Administration
for response. Chancellor Humphrey commented that the effect
of Dr. Anderson's proposal is to:
(1) Establish at UNR, UNLV and CCD, a "Board of Scholar-
ships Prizes, Financial Aids and Economic Opportunity";
(2) Specifiby the membership of that Board and its division
into Committees; and,
(3) Specify how often the Board shall meet.
President Miller's response was included with the agenda
(identified as Ref. R and filed with permanent minutes).
President Zorn's response was also included with the agenda
(identified as Ref. S and filed with permanent minutes).
Director Donnelly's response was distributed at the meeting
and specified that "The Community College Division supports
the establishment of a Board of Scholarships, Prizes and
Financial Aids and Economic Opportunity; the membership
proposed for the Board and meetings of the Board. Elko
Community College currently administers financial aids and
scholarships through the Financial Aids office. There are
currently two committees functioning -- the Committee on
Financial Aids and the Scholarships Committee. Students are
not now participating on either committee but it is planned
to add them."
Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Division officers, in
their responses, had taken no exception to Dr. Anderson's
proposal; therefore, he recommended that it be implemented
and that Chapter 20 of the Board of Regents Handbook be
amended accordingly. (Proposed amendment was included with
the agenda, identified as Ref. T.)
In commenting on his reponse, President Zorn's structure at
UNLV, as reflected in Ref. S, works very well and he recom-
mended that it be allowed to continue.
President Miller stated that his objection was not to the
general thrust of Dr. Anderson's proposal but rather to
including such a specific statement in the Board's Handbook.
He suggested that Dr. Anderson's proposal be regarded as a
statement of general intent but that it not be codified as
a policy statement.
Jon Wellinghof asked President Zorn's proposal be adopted
for the entire System. Miss Del Papa agreed, suggesting
that such a procedure would be more effective. President
Miller objected, stating that he believed that each Campus
should have the authority to develop its own program.
President Miller again requested that Chapter 20 not be
amended and the Board review the way in which that policy is
implemented. President Zorn agreed, stating he believed
it desirable to have a general policy statement with each
Campus free to administer that policy as best suited to that
Campus. He noted that Ref. S reflects present practice at
UNLV but he would not suggest that it be imposed elsewhere.
Dr. Anderson moved that this matter be referred back to the
Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet with a report back at a subse-
quent meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott.
Mr. Wellinghof requested a statement from the Board which
would require a single administrative officer for the
administration of all student financial aids.
Mr. Hug expressed concern with the size of the committee
proposed for UNR and agreed that financial aids should go
through one administrator only.
Mr. Hug moved to amend Dr. Anderson's motion to request that
UNR Administration give strong consideration to be centrali-
zation of the paid staff for administration of scholarships,
prizes, waivers and other financial aids and that further
consideration be given to reducing the number of members on
the Board. Motion to amend seconded by Mr. Bilbray carried
with Mrs. Knudtsen and Miss Thompson opposing. Motion as
amended carried without dissent.
24. Report of the Committee of the Whole
Mr. Mc Dermott reported the Committee of the Whole had met
on Friday, March 12, at which time Phase II proposals had
been presented for a Master of Sociology-Anthropology at
UNLV; a Master of Arts in Psychology, UNLV; and a Ph. D.
in Business Administration at UNR. The Committee of the
Whole had recommended approval of these new programs for
initiation in 1971-73 provided funding becomes available.
Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval of the recommendation of the
Committee of the Whole with the understanding initiation
of these new programs would not jeopardize existing programs
and subject to budgetary review at the time the Work Program
is developed. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
25. Interim Rules for University Community
Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January 1971, the Board
of Regents approved a revision of the Interim Rules, except-
ing the procedures. The Board enumerated several policy
statements and requested the Attorney General's Office to
provide a draft of the procedures revised in conformity with
the Board's policy statements. The Board also instructed
Administration to review the Attorney General's draft with
the Coordinating Council, specified the matter was to be
considered in March and extended the Interim Rules until the
March meeting. Chancellor Humphrey reported that Deputy
Attorney General Gene Barbagelata completed a draft, follow-
ing these instructions and the draft was reviewed with the
Coordinating Council on February 17. The Council requested
that, in addition to the procedures prepared in conformity
with the Board's instruction, a second document be drafted
by Mr. Barbagelata which would incorporate recommendations
by the Coordinating Council, that they be given an opportun-
ity to review this document and that both documents go to
the Board at the same time.
Mr. Humphrey noted that Mr. Barbagelata has been unable to
finish this second assignment due to pending cases on behalf
of the University but it is anticipated that it will be
completed in time for presentation at the April meeting.
He recommended that the Board authorize an extension of the
Interim Rules until the April meeting.
Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without
dissent that the Interim Rules be extended until the April
Board meeting and that they be brought back to the Board
through the Committee of the Whole.
26. Rights of Faculty Granted Tenure Prior to Establishment of
the University of Nevada System
Chancellor Humphrey presented the following statement of
problem and recommendation concerning the rights of faculty
granted tenure prior to establishment of the University of
Statement of Problem
1. The University of Nevada System was established by the
Board of Regents on February 10, 1968, and recognized by
the 1969 Legislature by enactment of Chapter 666,
Statutes of Nevada 1969, which became effective July 1,
1969. One result of the reorganization was to establish
four divisions of the System (UNR, UNLV, DRI and CCD).
All faculty are now employed in one of these four divi-
sions, the Chancellor's Office, the Computing Center
or the University Press.
2. Faculty granted tenure prior to reorganization were
granted tenure within the "University of Nevada" and
under the provisions of the University Code. The
University Code has not been amended to reflect the
reorganization. Final recommendations from the various
faculty organizations for revision of the University
Code are expected Spring, 1971.
3. Chapter II, Section 1.1 of the University Code states:
The University Faculty shall consist of all those
persons holding professional positions authorized
by the Board of Regents.
4. Chapter IV, "Regulations on Tenure and Academic Free-
dom", Section 1.6 of the University Code reads as
If a permanent appointment is terminated because
of financial exigency, the released faculty member's
place will not be filled by a new appointee within
a period of two years, unless the released faculty
member has been offered, and has declined, the re-
appointment. If a permanent appointment is termin-
ated because a special subject has been dropped, or
a curriculum or course reorganized, the faculty
member concerned will be continued on the faculty
in some other capacity, if possible. If any facul-
ty member is dissatisfied with his dismissal under
circumstances mentioned in this paragraph, he will
be entitled to follow the procedure described in
the preceding paragraph. Termination of a perma-
nent appointment because of financial exigency will
be demonstrably bona fide.
5. Chapter IV, Section 1.5, referred to above, reads as
Any case wherein the facts are in dispute regard-
ing termination for cause of a permanent appoint-
ment or the release of a faculty member during
the probationary period with less advance notice
than that specified in Section 2 shall be consider-
ed at a closed hearing by an ad hoc committee on
appeals appointed by the President.
Prior to and during the course of hearings and
proceedings, the committee members shall not dis-
cuss the case except in formal session. The facul-
ty member concerned will be informed in writing of
the charges against him. He will have the oppor-
tunity to be heard by the committee on his own
defense provided he makes written request to the
committee within 30 days of receiving notice. He
will be permitted to have with him an advisor of
his own choosing, who may act as counsel. There
will be a full stenographic record of the hearings
available to the parties concerned. In the hearing
of charges of incompetence, the testimony may in-
clude that of faculty members and other scholars
from this or other institutions. The committee's
report and recommendations will be submitted to
the Chancellor of the University, who will present
them with his recommendation to the Board of Regents
for its review and decision. The decision of the
Board of Regents is final.
6. A faculty member who was granted tenure July 1, 1966,
has been notified of the probable termination of his
appointment July 1, 1971, under the provisions of
Chapter IV, Section 1.6, i. e., for financial exigency.
7. The faculty member, through counsel, has requested that
a statement be issued by the University "indicating that
it is the position of the University that the (faculty
member's name not repeated here as this is to be a pub-
lic document) has no tenure, save and except for that
within the (Division of the University of Nevada System)
and that he has no avenue of appeal, save and except
for that within the (Division).
8. It is assumed that if such a statement were made the
faculty member would either:
A. Appeal through the Division and, if unsuccessful,
take the matter to court; or,
B. Go directly to court based on the contention that
tenure, at least for those persons granted tenure
prior to reorganization of the University, resides
not in a Division but with "the University Faculty".
9. It is desirable that a policy statement be made on this
matter by the Board of Regents and such statement be
based not on the facts of this individual case but upon
the principle involved.
It is recommended that the Board of Regents adopt the policy
stated in the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents did, on February 10, 1968,
reorganize the University of Nevada as the University of
Nevada System; and
WHEREAS, the Nevada State Legislature recognized that reor-
ganization by enactment of a Chapter 666, Statutes of Nevada
WHEREAS, faculty granted tenure prior to reorganization are
recognized by the Board of Regents as having rights in the
"University Faculty" which are considered different than the
tenure rights of faculty granted tenure after reorganiza-
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents
directs that any faculty member with tenure granted prior to
February 10, 1968 shall be recognized as having tenure in
the "University Faculty" as well as tenure in a Division of
the University of Nevada System.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents di-
rects that if such a faculty member is notified of pending
termination under the provisions of Chapter IV, Section 1.6,
i. e., for financial exigency, he shall be entitled to a
hearing by a 5-member ad hoc committee on appeals appointed
by the Chancellor from the faculties of the 4 Divisions and
the non-Division faculty (i. e., Chancellor's Office, Com-
puting Center and University Press); such committee shall,
in conformity with the spirit of Chapter IV, Section 1.5 of
the University Code, submit its report and recommendations
to the Board of Regents for its review and final decision.
Not recommended, but alternative to the recommendation stat-
ed above is to comply with the faculty member's request, as
stated by his counsel in No. 7 under the "statement of
problem" above, and allow the faculty member and his counsel
to determine their course of action and, in effect, the
Presidents Miller and Zorn and Directors Donnelly and Ward
expressed concurrence with the Chancellor's recommendation
as stated above.
Dr. Lombardi moved that the Chancellor's recommendation be
approved. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris.
Mr. Bilbray moved that this be tabled. Motion seconded by
Mr. Hug, carried without dissent.
Mr. Hug commented that the University Code has been under
revision by the Division faculties since 1968. He suggested
that unless appropriate revisions are forthcoming the Board
will again be placed in the position of having to direct the
Administration to prepare the revisions.
Mr. Bilbray moved that, if at least a rough draft of the
University Code revisions is not before the Board by the
June meeting, a committee be appointed by the Board to
accomplish the task. Motion seconded by Mr. Hug.
Dr. Vergiels reported that a final document has been submit-
ted by UNLV. Dr. Zorn agreed that although it had not been
formally transmitted, it should be considered final.
Chancellor Humphrey reported DRI had transmitted a final
document and that UNR and CCD had not.
Dr. Barmettler reported that a rough draft will be presented
to the UNR Faculty Senate in April.
Motion carried without dissent.
27. Transfer of Funds
Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following
#10 $2,514 from System Administration Contingency Reserve
to University Press to provide payment to UNR for
following services for FY 1970-71:
Office space rental - 1,185 sq. ft. @$1.32 $1,564.20
Telephone rental @$79.15 per month 949.80
Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried
without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.
28. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000
Mr. Pine reported that if funds requested under AB 157 are
appropriated, it will be necessary to purchase water distri-
bution equipment immediately in order to provide a program
in the approaching growing season. The equipment required
is estimated to cost $8,938 and bids are presently being
Mr. Pine requested that the Administration be authorized to
award a contract to the low bidder for the purchase of the
necessary equipment provided funds are appropriated by the
President Miller recommended approval. Chancellor Humphrey
Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried
with Mr. Bilbray and Mr. Morris opposing, that the above
recommendation be approved.
29. Status Report by State Planning Board
A report of the status of University of Nevada System capi-
tal improvements under the jurisdiction of the Nevada State
Planning Board was distributed. (Report on file in
30. Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNR
President Miller filed a quarterly report for the period of
March 1, 1971 of disciplinary cases handled at UNR. (Report
identified as Ref. X and filed with permanent minutes.)
31. Chancellor's Report on Status of Legislative Program
Chancellor Humphrey gave the following report on the Univer-
sity's legislative program and other legislation affecting
University Sponsored Legislation
(1) UNR and UNLV Physical Education Complexes Phase I. AB
490 introduced February 24 by Clark County and Washoe-
Storey Districts' delegations. This bill would appro-
priate $3,287,000 and authorize a $1,500,000 revenue
bond issue for construction of a $4,787,000 Gymnasium
facility at UNLV and would appropriate $2,535,000 and
authorize a $3,160,000 revenue bond issue for con-
struction of a $5,696,000 Physical Education Complex
at UNR. This bill is in Ways and Means.
Although the two big delegations agreed to introduce
this bill, support seems hard to come by. Students at
UNR have made statements which were considered hostile
to this legislation and total appropriation of $5.8
million is significant, especially in view of the lack
of State Planning Board support. A miracle might save
this legislation but it is very doubtful.
(2) Supplemental appropriation of $400,000 for furnishings
and equipment of UNLV Humanities and Education build-
ings. SB 196 introduced February 11 by Education Com-
mittee. In Finance. No exception has been taken to
this legislation that I am aware of, and I assume that
it will come out at the end of the session when money
bills are agreed upon.
(3) Appropriation of $2,150,000 for UNLV Site Improvements
and $436,000 for site improvements at UNR. SB 195
introduced February 11 by Education Committee. The
Governor had recommended a $1.5 million appropriation
to the Board of Regents to cover both of these proj-
ects. Prospects are not good for any more than the
(4) Increase jurisdiction of University police. AB 398
introduced by Mr. Ronzone February 19. In Judiciary.
Mr. Pine and Mr. Malone appeared before the Committee
on Thursday, March 11.
(5) Remove limitations on sabbatical leaves. AB 257 in-
troduced by Education Committee February 11 and re-
ported out do pass February 16. On February 18 it
was referred to Ways and Means. I assume it will die
(6) AB 369 changing name of Bureau of Mines to Bureau of
Mines and Geology has passed Assembly and is now in
Senate Public Resources Committee. Appears to be ok.
(7) AB 427 (Glaser, Young) authorizes issuance of $90,000
revenue bonds, receipt of $68,000 of Federal monies,
and makes an appropriation of $561,000 for a total
project cost of $719,999 to construct a Community
College in Elko. In Ways and Means. Has a chance.
(8) SB 318 (Education Committee) makes appropriation to
University of $750,000 for library books and $250,000
each to UNR and UNLV for instructional equipment. In
Finance. I assume the library book allocation will be
Other Legislation Affecting University
(1) AB 3 enacts manpower planning and career education act
and has effect upon Community Colleges. This has been
amended by committee to satisfaction of University Ad-
ministration and awaits action in Assembly. I assume
it will pass.
(2) AB 69 (Glaser) prohibits disruptive acts on College
Campuses. In Judiciary. I do not know whether this
will pass or not. There is no reason for us to be
either for or against.
(3) AB 119 (Hafen) makes appropriation of $44,300 to
University for agricultural and research demonstration
in Amargosa Valley. This bill is in Ways and Means
and it does not appear that it will pass.
(4) AB 157 makes an appropriation of $19,829 to University
to make study of application and use of irrigation
water in Newlands Project. Has passed Assembly and
has a do pass from Senate Finance.
(5) AB 165 (Lowman, et al) increases penalty for interfer-
ing with peaceful conduct of activities in public
buildings. In Judiciary. No prediction.
(6) AB 178 extends amended provisions of Local Government
Employee-Management Relations Act to all government
employees, including University. It also provides for
binding arbitration. I believe that we can be amended
out; further, I assume bill will not pass Senate.
Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott,
carried without dissent that appropriate action be
taken requesting the University be excluded from this
(7) AB 246 appropriates $40,000 to Higher Education
Student Loan Fund. Has passed Assembly and is in
Senate. Assume it will pass.
(8) AB 372 (Lowman, Ronzone, et al) limits use of drugs
and liquor on Campus. In Assembly Education Commit-
tee. No prediction.
(9) AB 420 (Hilbrecht, et al) appropriates $100,000 to
University to institute a baccalaureate Nursing Pro-
gram at UNLV. In Ways and Means. No prediction.
(10) AB 423 (Glaser) authorizes the Board of Regents to
establish centers for economic education and appropri-
ates $80,000 for this purpose. In Ways and Means.
(11) AB 459 (Swackhamer) creates Higher Education Capital
Construction Fund with receipts from slot machine tax
imposed if Federal tax taken off; and authorizes ex-
penditures from such fund only for construction of
capital improvement projects for UNS. Specificially
authorizes fund to be used for 3 CCD projects. Re-
ported out of Taxation with a do pass. Is dependent
upon Congress amending Federal Statute, which now
produces $8.5 million annually.
Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,
carried without dissent that the Congressional delega-
tion from Nevada be requested to support legislation.
(12) AB 627 (Ronzone) increases per diem of $30 and travel
allowance to $.12 per mile for members of the Board of
Regents. In Ways and Means.
(13) AB 649 (Brookman, Bryan, Hilbrecht) reapportions the
Regents by adding a sixth Regent to Clark County,
District 2, and reducing to two the Regents from
District 3, the small counties, occurring in 1974.
In Committee on elections.
(14) AB 691 provides for an increase in the retirement
premium. No details as to effect on benefits.
(15) SB 159 (Wilson) appropriates $20,000 to Department of
Health, Welfare and Rehabilitation to contract for
development of method to monitor water quality. It is
assumed the Department would contract with DRI. In
(16) SB 179 (Pozzi) directs conveyance of 200 acres of
State property near Carson City to Board of Regents
for use of Community College. In Finance.
(17) SB 271 (Pozzi, Swobe) gives NIC coverage to Community
College Athletic teams. In Finance.
(18) SB 307 (Dodge) grants subpoena power to UNS officials
in certain instances.
(19) SB 354 (Swobe, Pozzi, Titlow) appropriates $134,000 to
UNR and $134,000 to UNLV to support intercollegiate
athletics. In Finance.
President Miller stated that Dr. Libke believed it was
important for the Board of Regents to go on record
as ratifying the following statement: "The present
commitment of ASUN fees to Intercollegiate Athletics
is $7.50 per student per semester."
Dr. Lombardi moved, seconded by Dr. Anderson, that the
Board reaffirm the above statement. Motion carried
(20) SB 370 (Fransway) extends definition of criminal syn-
dicalism to include advocacy of violence on University
Campuses and makes Regents and University Officials
liable for use of University facilities for such pur-
poses. In Judiciary.
Mr. Bilbray moved, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, that the
University oppose approval of this legislation. Mo-
tion carried without dissent.
(21) SJR 7 proposes to increase State debt limit to 3%.
Passed Senate, in Assembly Governmental Affairs.
Chancellor Humphrey also noted that the Administration had
made budget presentations during which they had been granted
considerable time before the Senate Finance Committee. As-
semblymen Capurro and Hilbrecht, a subcommittee of the Ways
and Means, were also assumed to have filed their report.
Chancellor Humphrey stated that he estimated that the budget
decision finally reached will be larger in total dollars
than the Governor's recommendation but the Legislature may
propose a change in the fee waiver policy be made and per-
haps also a change in fees.
Mr. Jacobsen expressed thanks to the Regents who appeared
before the Senate Finance Committee. He spoke about state-
ments made at UNR that the PE Complexes and CCD projects be
scrapped and commented that President Miller deserves com-
mendation for his support of total University System goals.
32. Mr. Morris said he believed that the University is not being
entirely practical or realistic about the PE Complexes in
that it has become clearly obvious that if the approach
continues to be both or nothing, then there will be nothing.
He suggested that the Board consider requesting that AB 490
be amended to provide a PE Complex at UNLV only.
Mr. Bilbray agreed, stating that in his opinion there is no
chance of getting both projects but there might still be a
possibility of getting one.
Mr. Morris moved that a request be made to amend AB 490 to
delete from said bill the UNR PE Complex and that it be
understood that this Complex then becomes the number one
priority in the next biennium. Motion seconded by Mr.
President Miller noted that funding for the UNR facility
includes in excess of $3.1 million in revenue bonds. He
suggested that approval be requested to use UNR's bonding
capacity and that additional phasing of the UNR PE facility
Mr. Bilbray moved to amend the motion to include this re-
quest for authorization to use UNR bonding capacity. Mr.
Morris accepted the amendment. Motion carried without
Mr. Jacobsen commented that since the present out-of-state
tuition is not covering the complete cost of instruction the
Administration be directed to look into a possible increase
in this and also suggested reviewing the fee waivers, number
of such waivers and how they are granted.
Mr. Morris moved that the possibility of raising out-of-
state tuition be examined along with a review of the present
policy governing fee waivers. Motion seconded by Mr.
Bilbray, carried without dissent.
33. Subpoena Power for University Hearings (continued from
previous day, see Item 17.A above)
Dr. Barmettler reported that he had conferred with his
colleagues and recommended that SB 307 be amended so that
Section 1, paragraph 1, beginning line 3 would read:
The Board of Regents, the Chancellor, the Presidents
of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and University
of Nevada, Reno, the Director of the Desert Research
Institute and Director of the Community College Divi-
sion shall have subpoena power in instances involving
disciplinary hearings of members of the University
Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the amendment as requested.
Dr. Lombardi seconded the motion, carried with Mr. Morris
The regular session adjourned at 12:00 noon with the understand-
ing that it would reconvene later in the day to consider two
items which had been tabled. The regular session reconvened at
34. Rights of Faculty Granted Tenure Prior to Establishment of
the University of Nevada System (continued from morning
session, see Item 26 above)
Mr. Hug moved that faculty who were granted tenure prior to
February 10, 1968, shall be recognized as holding tenure in
the Division in which he held appointment at the time tenure
was granted. Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried with-
35. Transfer of Funds (continued from previous day, see Item 27
Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried
without dissent that the Fund Transfers be approved as
36. Mr. Steninger stated that he believed there is a real prob-
blem with regard to teaching load. He moved that when the
Division Heads present work program material to the Board of
Regents, they should include a teacher credit load and stu-
dent credit production for each Department. Motion seconded
by Mr. Hug, carried without dissent.
The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.
(Mrs.) Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary to the Board