UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 12-13, 1971


Pages 44-90



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:


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

use; and

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.





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



WHEREAS, Mr. Jerome Mack and Mr. E. Parry Thomas have

each contributed $10,000 to the Performing Arts Center

fund; and

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,

Las Vegas.

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:



Ronald Franklin Anderson, Assistant Professor of Economics,

2/1/71-6/30/71 - $6,062.50 (replacement for W. T. White)


Barbara Ann Klinefelter, Graduate Assistant, 2/1/71-6/30/71

- $1,350 (replacement for P. Marshall)


Sushil K. Sachdev, Graduate Assistant, 2/1/61-6/30/61 -

$1,250 (replacement for M. Borasky)


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)



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

George Cowgani)

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

Richard Delmas)

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


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

semester only)

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)


Marshall E. Lewis, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2/1/71-6/30/71

- $675


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)


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 -



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 -



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:


#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.


#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.


#238 $6148.95 from Contingency Reserve to Nevada Technical

Institute to provide funds to cover salary commitments

for Spring semester.


#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-

gency Reserve.

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

26, 1971.

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

Additive Alternates

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

Professional Services

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 Costs

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:

Items Amount

Abbott Supply Co. 27 $8,911.57

Monarch Food 27 5,660.75

Sierra Foods 2 156.50

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56 $14,728.82

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

these institutions.

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

Adamian situation.

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

summarily dismissed.

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

are resolved.

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

Chancellor's recommendations.

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

next biennium.

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.

Knudtsen opposing.

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

next biennium.

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

without dissent.

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

Nevada System:

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

1969; and

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

University's response.

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

fund transfer:

#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

Chancellor's Office.)

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

the University:

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

Governor's request.

(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

in committee.

(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.

No prediction.

(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

Ecology Committee.

(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

without dissent.

(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

be explored.

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

1:45 P.M.

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-

out dissent.

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