03/14/1970

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 14-15, 1970








03-14-1970

Pages 1-36

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

March 14, 1970



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Travis Lounge,

Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



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

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. A. C. Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White



Members absent: Mr. Thomas G. Bell



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller, UNR

President R. J. Zorn, UNLV

Acting Director Joseph Warburton, DRI

Vice President Ralph Irwin, UNR

Vice President Donald Baepler, UNLV

Mr. Daniel Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney General

Mr. Edward L. Pine, Business Manager, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager, UNLV

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information, UNLV

Dr. Gary Peltier, Faculty Senate Chairman, UNR

Dr. Robert Boord, Faculty Senate Chairman, UNLV

Dr. John Sharp, Faculty Senate Chairman, DRI

Mr. James Hardesty, ASUN President



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hug at 9:20 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent, the minutes of the regular meeting

of February 14, 1970 were approved as distributed.



2. Chancellor Humphrey distributed a newspaper article concern-

ing a resolution adopted by the CSUN Senate expressing ap-

preciation to President Zorn for the effectiveness of his

Administration. Chancellor Humphrey and the Board offered

their congratulations to President Zorn.



3. Report of Gifts and Grants



The following gifts and grants were reported by the appro-

priate officers, with recommendation for acceptance by the

Board. In addition, President Miller reported that a fund

had been established in memory of Assistant Chief William

Brodhead to be used for scholarships for students interest-

ed in police work.



UNR



Library



Mrs. Julia Beard, Reno - one book valued at $2.50.



Mr. Loren C. Belknap, Reno Campus - 7 cartons of Social

Science material, valued at $500.



Mrs. Margaret Bertel, Reno - 63 issues of 1965-69 "Reader's

Digest", valued at $6.



Mr. Michael J. Broadhead, Reno Campus - "The Art of Loving",

by Erich Fromm, valued at $1.50.



Mr. Clay Carpenter, Reno - 23 technical journals, 7 addi-

tional journals, valued at $29 and 4 cartons of Spectrum,

Proceedings of the IEEE Illuminating Engineering and other

Engineering material, valued at $100.



Mr. Eugene Choy, Reno - one book titled "Nisei", valued at

$8.95.



Mr. Howard Christensen, Reno Campus - a study to determine

needed improvements in 9 Nevada High Schools, valued at $2.



Delta Kappa Gamma, Reno - $25 in memory of Jessie and Ethel

Pope.



Mr. and Mrs. Edwin B. Douglas, Scarsdale, New York - $15

in memory of C. V. Isbell.



Mr. S. F. Eccles, Livermore, California - 242 books and 10

paperback books, valued at $600.



Mrs. Dorothy G. Hennig, Reno - original manuscript to be

known as the "Hennig-Veerkamp Papers" to the Nevada and

the West Collection.



Professor Muriel J. Hughes, Reno Campus - 6 books, valued

at $25.



Independent Insurance Agents of Northern Nevada, Inc., Reno

- $25 in memory of Wilfred D. (Buck) Jones.



Mrs. Thomas Jackson, St. Helena, California - 34 Chemical

books, valued at $80.



Professor Lowell L. Jones, Reno Campus - 24 books for the

Life Sciences Library, valued at $90.



Mr. Joseph F. Mc Donald, Reno - one "Tahoe Vegetation -

Soil Protection Symposium", valued at $2.



Dr. and Mrs. Harold Mc Neil, Reno - $10 in memory of Mrs.

Sheila Sullivan.



President N. Edd Miller, Reno Campus - 5 books and 1 paper-

back, valued at $8.



Col. Thomas W. Miller, Reno - 17 books, valued at $30.



Dr. Vaughn N. Minas, Reno - one book, "Exploring Space with

a Camera", valued at $4.25.



Dr. Robert K. Myles, Reno - 1/2 interest in 10 volumes of

Tice, "Practice of Medicine"; plus "Geriatrics Journal",

"Archives of Internal Medicine", "Annals of Internal

Medicine" and "D. M."; and 5 Medical books of the last

century; all valued at $260.



Mr. Nelson B. Neff, Reno - 176 books, miscellaneous Medical

material, and 303 American Medical Association Journals,

valued at $850.



John E. Palmer, M. D., Reno - 12 cartons of Pediatric

Journals and material, valued at $515.



Mrs. Maude Paradis, Reno - 134 Medical books and 3 paper-

back books, valued at $250.



David Roberts, M. D., Reno - 1/2 interest in 10 volumes of

Tice, "Practice of Medicine", valued at $90.



Alan J. Roche, M. D. - several hundred Medical journals and

miscellaneous Medical material, valued at $275.



Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Sandorf, Reno - $15 in memory of C. V.

Isbell Memorial Fund.



Mrs. William H. Savage, Reno - 16 magazines, valued at

$2.50.



Mrs. Carol Ashton Smith, Reno - 5 books, valued at $25.



Mrs. Carol Jones Smith, Reno - 4 books, valued at $16.



Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Reno - 1 book, valued

at $8.



Mrs. Ben O. Strom, Reno - 3 old newspapers (Virginia

Chronicle) and 2 Daily Territorial Enterprise, valued at

$15.



Senor Jose L. Varela-Ibarra, Reno Campus - 6 Spanish book-

lets, valued at $5.



Mrs. Carolyn Wakefield, Incline Village, Nevada - $100.



Lt. Col. A. J. Woodard, Reno - 1 book, valued at $3.



Professor Edwin Worley, Reno - 12 copies of "Ramparts",

valued at $5.



SCHOLARSHIPS



Elko Twentieth Century Club, Elko - $150 scholarship stipend

to Miss Linda Brummell.



Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno, California - $50 scholar-

ship stipend to Miss Ava Ichimoto.



Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, Carson City - $500 scholar-

ship stipends to Daniel Allen, Richard Burchett, Frank Fisk,

Robert Fisk, Steven Frank, Judy Harris and Robert Martinez.



Liberty Union High School, Brentwood, California - $75

scholarship stipend to Mr. Stanley E. Jones.



Reno Aces Incorporated, Reno - $390 scholarship stipend to

Don Mac Dougall, $300 stipend to Gary Toffolo, and $200 to

the Reno Aces Scholarship Fund.



Reno Business and Professional Women's Club, Reno - $200

to a woman who will be entering her Junior year and who is

a Nevada resident.



Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary, North Las Vegas

- $150 scholarship stipend to Susan Conley.



School of Medical Sciences



Mrs. Viola C. Brown, Reno - $10 donation in the name of

Fred M. Anderson, M. D.



Geigy Pharmaceuticals, San Rafael, California - $150 dona-

tion to the Orientation Seminar.



Allen L. Sklar, M. D., Incline Village, Nevada - $100 dona-

tion in the names of Fred M. Anderson, M. D. and Arrah

Curry, M. D.



Contributions to the School of Medical Sciences in memory

of Raymond Stone, M. D.:



Doris L. Bernabei, Trenton, New Jersey - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Carl P. Brandsness, Cottage Grove, Oregon

- $5

George J. Furman, M. D., Reno - $15

City & County District Health Department, Reno - $25

Judge and Mrs. Laurance M. Hyde, Jr., Reno - $10

Mr. and Mrs. John Mathews, Hanover, Indiana - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar Norregaurd, Reno - $10

Mr. Sterling A. Mac Kinnon, M. D., Pueblo, Colorado -

$25

Joseph G. Pittman, M. D., San Francisco, California -

$50

Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Reno - $25

Dr. and Mrs. George T. Smith, Reno - $10

Paul O. Wiig, M. D., Reno - $10



Miscellaneous



Mr. Martin Garcia-Urtiaga, Mexico - $200 contribution to the

Basque Program.



Litton Engineering Laboratory, Grass Valley, California -

Ampex Model 300-3 unmounted 3-channel recorder-producer and

Model 351-2 unmounted 2-channel recorder-producer.



KOLO-TV, Reno - used 16 mm film processor.



Mrs. John Newman, Reno - equipment items from the estate of

her husband to the Electrical Engineering Department, valued

at $2930.



Texas Instruments Foundation, Dallas, Texas - 1970 grant of

semi-conductor items to the Electrical Engineering Depart-

ment, valued at $7400.



Zizpiak Bat Basque Club, Reno - $500 to the Basque Program.



Contributions to the Nevada Prize Exam in High School Math:



Nevada Bell, Reno - $50

Nevada National Bank, Reno - $50

Northern Nevada Mathematics Council, Reno - $25

Southern Nevada Mathematics Council, Reno - $25



Grants



State Department of Education, Vocational-Technical and

Adult Education Division:



$35,518 for general vocational programs and services

and for consumer and homemaking services, allocated as

follows:



School of Agriculture - $ 7,938

School of Home Economics - 5,851

College of Education - 2,600

Nevada Technical Institute - 15,463

General University Extension - 3,666



UNLV



Library



Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Adams, Las Vegas - $15.20.



Mr. and Mrs. John H. Mc Namee, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of

Mr. Fred Walford.



Performing Arts:



Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Jones, Las Vegas - $350

Mrs. Judith Bayley, Las Vegas - $1000

Mr. and Mrs. Wing G. Fong, Las Vegas - $3500



Scholarships



Hotel Accounts Association of Nevada, South Las Vegas -

$500.



Harris, Kerr, Forster & Company, Los Angeles, California -

$500.



Musicians Memorial Scholarship Fund in the name of Russ

Morgan, Las Vegas - $15 in memory of Mr. Dave Franklin.



Music Concert Series:



Nevada State Council on the Arts, Reno - $3500

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Daiell, Las Vegas - $25

Miss Jessie Metcalf, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kinnory, Las Vegas - $5

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kintz, Las Vegas - $5

Mr. Thomas J. Mc Laughlin, Las Vegas - $15

Mrs. Margery Mayhew, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moon, Las Vegas - $10

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Steinbauer, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Peterson, Las Vegas - $10



Miscellaneous



D. B. Garner Realty, North Las Vegas - 10-inch Astrola

telescope with tracking motor and camera, valued at $1810,

to the Physics Department.



General Radio Company, Mountain View, California - General

Radio 1313-A oscillator, valued at $324, to the Department

of Planetary Sciences and Engineering.



DRI



Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Incor-

porated - $2250 for "Archeological Survey in Beaver Dam

Wash", under the direction of D. Fowler.



Office of Naval Research - $18,945 for "Water Droplet

Nucleation Studies", under the direction of T. E. Hoffer.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted as

presented and the Secretary be requested to send notes of

thanks to the donors.



4. Report of Personnel Actions



The following personnel actions were recommended for ap-

proval by the appropriate Officers:



UNR



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Raymond P. Ansotegui, Graduate Research Assistant in Animal

Science, 2/1/70 to 5/31/70 plus L/A for June - $1500 (new

position)



Walter D. Ashton, Graduate Research Assistant in Biochemis-

try, 2/10/70 to 5/31/70 plus L/A for June - $1425 (new

position)



Nancy Anne Bruce, Graduate Research Assistant in Home

Economics, Spring semester, 1970 - $1250 (replacement for

Marjory Stephens)



Shirley Paxman, Graduate Assistant in Home Economics, Spring

semester, 1970 - $1250 (new position)



Carl W. Rimbey, Graduate Research Assistant in Plant, Soil

& Water Science, 2/1/70 to 5/31/70 - $1000 (replacement for

James Greil)



Bryce E. Wheeler, Graduate Research Assistant in Plant,

Soil & Water Science, 2/1/70 to 5/31/70 plus L/A for June -

$1500 (previously on Letter of Appointment)



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Charles L. Anderson, Graduate Research Assistant in Psy-

chology, Spring semester, 1970 - $1350 (replacement for

Lawrence Smith)



Anthony P. Anzalone, Graduate Assistant in Psychology, 1/4

time, Spring semester, 1970 - $625 (return to fill position

given up November 1 due to illness)



Galen L. Baril, Graduate Assistant in Psychology, 3/10ths

time, Spring semester, 1970 - $750 (replacement for Brian

Lahren)



Ralph J. Coppola, M. D., Adjunct Professor of Speech and

Drama, Spring semester, 1970 - (new position)



Edward W. Davis, Graduate Assistant in History, Spring

semester, 1970 - $1250 (temporary position)



Cynthia Zane Geil, Student Assistant in Mathematics, Spring

semester, 1970 - $1050 (replacement for Frank Powers)



Roberta C. Hargrove, Graduate Assistant in English, Spring

semester, 1970 - $1450 (replacement for Paul Elcano)



Arthur Terry Vogt, Graduate Assistant in Psychology, 1/4

time, Spring semester, 1970 - $625 (temporary position)



Lynne J. Wehrlie, Graduate Assistant in Biology, Spring

semester, 1970 - $1250 (replacement for James Kelleher;

temporary position)



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



Bryce R. Ballard, Graduate Research Assistant in Bureau

of Business & Economic Research, Spring semester, 1970 -

$1250 (vacant position)



Philip C. Cartwright, Graduate Assistant in Economics,

Spring semester, 1970 - $1250 (vacant position)



Eric Tich-Hi Lai (foreign student), Graduate Research

Assistant in Bureau of Business & Economic Research &

Management, 1/4 time each, Spring semester, 1970 - $1250

(replacement for John Bauer and Robert Norvelle)



Edwin Alexander Schorr, Graduate Research Assistant in

Marketing, 1/4 time, Spring semester, 1970 - $625 (tempo-

rary position)



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Elizabeth J. Gailband, Graduate Assistant in General Profes-

sional Education, Spring semester, 1970 - $1250 (temporary

position)



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING



Richard W. Reynolds, Graduate Research Assistant in Nuclear

Engineering, 1/4 time, Spring semester, 1970 - $625 (vacant

position)



GRADUATE SCHOOL



Kenneth J. Sharigian, Graduate Research Assistant in

Psychology (Arts & Science), 1/4 time, Spring semester,

1970 - $625 (temporary position)



Marcum D. Sproule, Graduate Research Assistant in Psychology

(Arts & Science), 1/4 time, Spring semester, 1970 - $625

(temporary position)



SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES



Thomas D. Beardsley, Graduate Assistant in Anatomy, Spring

semester, 1970 - $1250 (new position)



UNLV



COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES



Harold Francis Hinton, Graduate Assistant, Spring semester,

1970 - $750 (1/2 time Graduate Assistant, replacing Frieder

Aichele)



Barbara Anne Klinefelter, Graduate Assistant, Spring sem-

ester, 1970 - $625 (1/2 time, replacing Doris Duffey)



COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS



Lam-Fat Loo, Graduate Assistant, Spring semester, 1970 -

$1250 (replacement for Robert B. Patten)



COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE



Jeanne Rita Jones, Graduate Assistant, Spring semester,

1970 - $1250 (replacement for Linda J. Buchanan)



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Dianne Carroll Bradley, Graduate Assistant, Spring semester,

1970 - $1250 (replacement for Patricia Dillingham)



Cheryl Anne Ollson, Graduate Assistant, 1/15/70 to 6/30/70 -

$1375 (replacement for Lou Chitwood)



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the personnel appointments be approved

as reported.



5. National College of State Trial Judges



Mr. Pine presented the final architectural plans and speci-

fications for the Law Library to be constructed on the Reno

Campus by the National College of State Trial Judges under

a grant from the Fleischmann Foundation. Mr. Pine noted

that the plans had been approved by the College and recom-

mended approval by the Board of Regents. President Miller

and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the final plans and specifications

be approved as submitted.



6. Construction on North Virginia Street



Mr. Pine reported that the State Highway Department has

submitted plans for widening of North Virginia Street from

Artemisia Street north to the intersection of Sierra Street

and construction of a pedestrial overpass for Nye Hall. He

noted that the net cost of benefits provided to UNR is

$84,209 and the value of the 29,200 square feet of right of

way lost is $33,700. Mr. Pine recommended approval. Pres-

ident Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

with Mr. Jacobsen opposing, that the above recommendation

be approved. Mr. Jacobsen noted that his negative vote was

based on his opposition to North Virginia continuing to be

designated as US 395 and therefore channelling traffic

through the Campus.



7. Registration Procedures, UNR



President Miller recalled that in January the Board had re-

quested a report concerning registration procedures at UNR.

In response to that request, he presented reports from Dr.

Jack Shirley, Direction of Admissions and Registrar, and

an excerpt from an ad hoc committee appointed to study this

matter. (Reports identified as Ref. C and filed with per-

manent minutes.)



There was concern expressed that the pre-sectioning of

Freshmen might, under certain circumstances, result in a

class being closed by the time upper classmen register,

thus working to the disadvantage of a student who might

need that particular class for his major. Dr. Shirley ex-

plained the procedure which permits a Department to reserve

spaces for its majors to avoid that situation. He agreed

that the Art Department had experienced just such a situa-

tion during the previous Fall registration but stated that

it was a result of a misunderstanding on the part of the

Department.



8. Requests for Rights of Way



A. Mr. Pine reported that Sierra Pacific Power Company had

requested a right of way 10' x 60' at the southeast

corner of Mill Street and Boynton Lane, Main Station

Farm, to construct a gas regulating station. He noted

that this would be an above ground installation. There

was concern expressed that the unavailability of this

land to the University which would result from the

granting of this right of way might eventually be to

the University's disadvantage. Dr. Anderson suggested

that the legal aspects be investigated to see whether

the property concerned in the right of way could revert

if it became desirable in the future.



Mr. Pine recommended approval of the request for right

of way with the provision that the Attorney General be

requested to redraft the agreement to insure that the

University's interest is protected. President Miller

and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendations be ap-

proved.



B. Mr. Pine reported that Sierra Pacific Power Company and

Bell of Nevada have requested rights of way at the Main

Station Farm, as follows:



(1) Area for a guy wire anchor 10' x 25' on the north

side of Mill Street 500' west of Boynton Lane;



(2) Area for a power line 10' x 600' along the south-

west corner of the intersection of Mill Street

and Boynton Lane;



(3) Area for a guy wire anchor and pole 10' x 45' at

the intersection of Kimlick Lane and Boynton Lane;

and



(4) Area for a power line 10' in width along the east

side of Boynton Lane from the Truckee River south

to the property line of the University of Nevada.



Mr. Pine recommended approval of the requested rights

of way subject to agreements by the companies that

surface rights beneath the power lines remain under

University control.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen,

carried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



9. Sale of Warren Property



Mr. Pine recalled that in September, 1969, the Board of

Regents accepted a gift of improved real property in Yer-

ington, Nevada, from Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Warren of La

Canada, California, noting that Mr. and Mrs. Warren are

alumni of UNR and had specified that the property could be

sold and the proceeds used for the benefit of UNR. Mr.

Pine reported that the property was advertised for sale

and one bid was received for $28,000 from Mr. Ray Aiazzi,

subject to the following terms:



$7000 down, $4200 per year deferred payments for five

years at 8% on unpaid balance. Offer was accompanied

by check for $2800 with balance of $4200 to be paid

upon closure of escrow.



Mr. Pine and President Miller recommended that the bid of

Mr. Ray Aiazzi be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred,

subject to review by the Attorney General and approval by

the Governor. He noted that the proceeds of the sale will

be held separate and invested in U. S. Treasury securities

until a recommendation is presented for disposition.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



10. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000, UNR



A. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened February 19,

1970 for 77 items of canned fruits and vegetables for

the UNR Dining Commons. Bids were received from Abbott

Supply Co., Monarch Institutional Foods, Sierra Food,

M & R Westco Products, and Sexton & Co. Mr. Pine

recommended that bids be awarded on a low bid per

item basis as follows:



Abbott Supply Co. 40 items $11,383.55

Monarch Institutional Foods 37 items 8,610.06



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



B. Mr. Pine reported that the following bids were opened

February 25, 1970 for an electronic calculator for

the Electrical Engineering Department:



Monroe Calculator Co. $2750

J. Lakey (Wang Lab. Inc.) 5040

Carl A. Vago (Wang Lab. Inc.) 5075



Mr. Pine noted that it is planned to add this calcula-

tor to an existing installation of Wang equipment.

This installation will eventually consist of 9 desk

calculators with a simultaneous electronic unit and

T connectors. If a Wang calculator is used, the cost

will be $11,310 to complete the installation, whereas,

if the Monroe equipment is added, the installation cost

is estimated at $24,750 since the Monroe is not compat-

ible with the existing system.



Mr. Pine recommended that, in view of the above, the

bid of $5040 from Wang Laboratories be accepted. Pres-

ident Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-

proved.



C. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened March 6, 1970

for a windraw swather (hay cutter and harvester) for

the Main Station Farm:



J. Neddenriep Equipment, Minden $6,382.40

Vista Equipment, Sparks 7,000.00

Ruby Mountain Implement Co., Elko 8,216.80



Mr. Pine recommended the bid of J. Neddenriep Equipment

be accepted. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-

proved.



D. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened March 2, 1970

for fertilizer, seed and wire for the Main Station Farm:



Consolidated Feed and Lumber Co., Fallon $6,895.80

Albers, Inc., Reno 7,056.72

Globe Seed & Feed, Twin Falls, Idaho Incomplete



Mr. Pine noted that the bid of Globe Seed & Feed was

incomplete. The company bid high on four items, no

bid on the fifth. He recommended the bid of Consoli-

dated Feed & Lumber Co. President Miller and Chancel-

lor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



11. Progress Report on Capital Improvement Projects



Mr. Pine submitted a progress report on capital improvement

projects under the supervision of UNR. A progress report

from the State Planning Board was distributed. (Both re-

ports are on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



12. Performing Arts Project



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Burrows, Smith & Co. had

prepared the necessary resolution for adoption by the Board

to authorize receipt of bids for $930,000 of UNLV Revenue

Bonds (at 7% either 20 or 30 year maturity) on April 10,

1970. Mr. Humphrey distributed copies of the document and

recommended adoption by the Board. He noted that the possi-

bility of a negotiated sale of these bonds is very good and

recommended the Board proceed to advertise their sale.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the following resolution be adopted:



RESOLUTION #70-1



A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SALE OF THE SECUR-

ITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA DESIGNATED AS THE

"UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA STUDENT FEES REVENUE BONDS,

SERIES MAY 1, 1970", IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF

$930,000.00; PROVIDING THE FORMS OF THE NOTICES OF

SUCH SALE; PROVIDING FOR GIVING NOTICE OF THE SALE

AND OTHER DETAILS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; AND RE-

PEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.



13. Establishment of Library Endowment



President Zorn requested that $10,000 of the existing UNLV

Library gift account (2-51-4034, balance of $24,749.98),

the Bertha Ronzone Library Gift account (2-51-8015, balance

of $1,247.45), and the Al Cahlan Gift account (balance of

$993.85), and the Leon and Bessie Rockwell account (balance

of $2,000.00) be designated as a fund functioning as an en-

dowment and titled the UNLV Library Book Endowment. He

noted that the fund would be added to by subsequent memo-

rials and the annual income used for book purchases. In-

dividual bookplates would be used.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



14. Termination of Lease



President Zorn reported that an inquiry had been received

from the Southwestern Radiological Health Laboratory con-

cerning the long-range availability of the original struc-

ture made available to this agency under lease #GS-09-B-L-2.

Specifically, the specific request was for an extension for

at least two more 3-year optional renewals after the normal

expiration date of July 19, 1973.



President Zorn stated that a review of UNLV space needs

had been made and it was clear that they would continue to

face acute facilities shortage and therefore recommended

that notice of non-renewal of lease be provided. He point-

ed out that the other five units occupied by the Radiologi-

cal Laboratory will remain under contract at least until

1975 and there are options for utilization until 1985.



Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the recommendation and noted

that the present lease provides an annual rental of $25,000

which is a UNLV revenue.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



15. Report on Admission to Graduate Standing



Chancellor Humphrey noted that in January, the Board re-

quested a report be presented at the March meeting concern-

ing requirements for entrance to Graduate School and admis-

sion to graduate standing. He noted that reports had been

filed by both UNR and UNLV (identified as Ref. H and Ref.

I and filed with permanent minutes) and requested comments

by Presidents Miller and Zorn.



At President Miller's request, Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Graduate

Dean, UNR, commented on his report concerning requirements

for admission to graduate standing. In addition to the re-

quirements contained in Ref. H, Dean O'Brien spoke of a re-

cent action by the Graduate Council which had not yet been

forwarded to President Miller but which would be a recom-

mendation to add the category of "provisional standing" to

the other categories of graduate students. This will per-

mit a student who wishes to enter a graduate program but

does not meet the GPA requirements to be admitted to pro-

visional standing by registering for and satisfactorily

completing a full load, i. e., 9 credits. For the student

who cannot, for example, leave his employment to attend

school full time, these credits could be earned during the

Summer session, providing that he earns all 9 credits dur-

ing the same Summer.



President Zorn commented on Ref. I, a report from Dr.

Charles Adams, Dean of Graduate Studies at UNLV, concern-

ing admission to UNLV graduate programs.



There was considerable discussion concerning the Graduate

Record Examination. Dean O'Brien stated that the appli-

cant may use a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record

Examination as a substitute for minimum undergraduate grade

point average if that is below the minimum required for ad-

mission to graduate standing. However, the Graduate Record

Examination is required of all students prior to admission

to graduate standing. Scores on the test must be satis-

factory to the Department concerned.



Mr. Hug questioned why the Graduate Record Examination is

required when the GPA is satisfactory. Dean O'Brien ex-

plained that the results of the GRE provide an additional

piece of evidence as to the competency of the student.



Mr. Hug stated that it seemed strange to have an aptitude

test determine whether or not a student will be given his

graduate degree. Dr. Peltier stated that he knew of no

instance where a student was refused his advanced degree

because of the GRE score; the GRE is a minor piece of evi-

dence, he said, with performance as the major factor. Dr.

Boord agreed, stating that the GRE is used as an additional

piece of evidence but must be evaluated in relation to

everything else.



Dr. Baepler pointed out that the GRE provides a good control

of the quality of the Institution's graduate programs and

its students in that it is the only way of comparing with

other Universities. Dr. Sharp noted that it is particularly

useful in evaluating foreign students.



Dr. White stated that the students regard the GRE as a

hurdle rather than a tool. Mrs. Knudtsen agreed and asked

if a statement could be placed in the catalog to the effect

that the GRE score would not be used to determine awarding

of a degree. She stated that in her opinion the GRE should

be used only for admission and for guidance and counseling

and should have no bearing on whether a degree will be

awarded.



Mr. Hug said in his opinion it is unfair that the GRE should

be used since it is strictly an aptitude test and definitely

should not be available to a candidate's committee.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that in view of the concerns

expressed by the Board, perhaps this matter could be re-

ferred to the Presidents for consideration and they be re-

quested to bring back an authoritative recommendation con-

cerning the Graduate Record Examination. This suggestion

was not acted upon.



Mr. Bilbray said he would be interested in seeing some of

the statistics on how UNR and UNLV graduate students com-

pare with other graduate students.



Mr. Grant said he did not believe the Board of Regents

should attempt to tell the Administration whether or not

or how the GRE should be used.



Mr. Warburton spoke of the qualifying examination required

of graduate students in Physics, noting that it imposed a

higher requirement on graduate students in that Department

than imposed by the overall University requirement and sug-

gested some attention be given this situation.



President Miller said he believed it important that Depart-

ments have autonomy to set standards for their students

which are higher than the University's minimum standards.



Mr. Ronzone asked why a Department should be allowed to es-

tablish policy above that established for the University

by the Board of Regents. President Miller noted that even

for undergradute programs the Departments and Colleges are

permitted to set certain standards for their majors. He

added that qualifying examinations are given by the Physics

Department and by the Psychology Department to graduate

students to permit them to accept the most qualified of the

applicants to a graduate program that must be limited be-

cause of economics and also to maintain the quality of the

program. He cited the Psychology Department as an example

of a particularly strong graduate program but one which

cannot admit all applicants who qualify under the University

regulations. They must screen their applicants very care-

fully, and one of the tools which they use for this "weed-

ing out" process is the qualifying examination.



Dr. Baepler noted that Departmental examinations are quite

common throughout both Universities and in other Institu-

tions. He cited the UNLV Chemistry Department as an ex-

ample of a Department which gives an examination which they

use to determine whether a student will be permitted to

continue with advanced work in that Department.



Dr. Miller stated that since it appears the Board is con-

cerned about the use of the GRE, he would request the

Graduate Council to review the functions and role of the

examination. Mr. Hug agreed that attention should be

given to whether or not the GRE should be used in deciding

whether the final degree will be awarded.



16. Report on the Intercampus Nursing Program



Acting Dean Alene Dickinson presented a report on the Inter-

Campus Nursing Program which is taught by closed circuit

television between UNR and UNLV. This program provides the

UNLV Associate Degree Program to students in Reno and the

UNR Baccalureate Degree Program to students in Las Vegas.

Part of the presentation was made by television originating

from both Campuses.



The Board adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:05 P.M.



17. Transfer of Credits



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January, the Board

had requested a report be made in March concerning the

transfer of credits from one Campus to another within the

University System. He requested President Miller and

President Zorn to comment.



Dr. Miller noted that transfer of credits is presently

handled between UNR and UNLV as if the credits were being

transferred from an Institution in another State.



Mr. Bilbray cited a problem with which he was acquainted

concerning a student who transferred from UNLV to UNR and

learned only after he arrived here that some of the credits

he earned at UNLV in Hotel Administration were not accept-

able toward a degree at UNR.



Dr. Shirley stated that a student transferring to UNR from

UNLV or any other Institution is advised in writing what

credits are acceptable at UNR.



Mr. Bilbray suggested that, in his opinion, there should be

some uniformity between the Campuses of the System and that

credits earned at one Campus should be fully acceptable at

another.



President Zorn distributed a report from UNLV concerning

intercampus transfer of credit which stated as follows:



"UNLV grants credit for all College level work completed

within the Nevada System provided such courses are equi-

valent of those offered at UNLV.



"The application of courses accepted in transfer is the

responsibility of the faculty adviser. Accepted credits

may satisfy degree requirements, may be used as electives,

or may simply appear on the record as credit beyond the

minimum 128 required for graduation.



"UNLV seldom challenges credits offered in transfer from

UNR with the possible exception of the UNR courses numbered

1 - 99. The special associate degree courses that are num-

bered 1 - 99 by UNR are not applicable to a baccalaureate

degree and therefore are not accepted in transfer. The

associate courses in Nursing are taught via closed circuit

TV by UNLV faculty. For this reason UNLV accepts 2-year

Nursing courses whether numbered less than 100 as may be

the UNR practice or numbered above 100 as is the UNLV

policy."



Chancellor Humphrey noted that there had been discussions

within the Advisory Cabinet concerning the matter of trans-

fer of credits within the System. He stated that it is

anticipated that the Administration would be prepared with

a recommendation for the Board sometime in the Fall con-

cerning the handling of this matter between the two Univer-

sities and between the Universities and the Community

Colleges.



18. Purchases in Excess of $5000, UNLV



President Zorn reported that the following bids had been

received for a card catalog cabinet to be purchased by the

UNLV Library:



Armanko Office Supply, Reno $5,906.40

Southern Desk Co., Hickory, N. C. 5,790.00

Gaylord Bros, Inc., Stockton, Calif. 5,374.00

Bro-Dart, Inc., Montgomery, Pa. 4,730.00

Demco Educational Corp. No Bid

Bellview Furniture No Bid



President Zorn recommended the bid of Bro-Dart, Inc., for

$4,730.00 be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



19. Long-Term Disability Insurance Plan



President Zorn recalled that in November, 1969, the Board

approved a request of the UNR Faculty that a long-term dis-

ability insurance plan, as bid by the American Fidelity

Assurance Company, be made available through payroll de-

ductions on a voluntary basis to faculty and staff. Dr.

Zorn reported that the UNLV Faculty Senate has now completed

its review of this program and wishes to participate.



Acting Director Warburton reported that DRI faculty and

staff also wish to participate in the insurance program.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that participation in this

optional insurance plan be extended to UNLV and DRI.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



20. Change in Department Name, UNLV



President Zorn recommended that the name of the Department

of Physics and Astronomy be changed to Department of Physics

and Astrophysical Sciences, effective July 1, 1970. Chan-

cellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. White, carried without

dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



21. Graduation List, January 1970, UNLV



President Zorn presented the list of graduates from the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as of January 30, 1970

(list filed with permanent minutes).



22. Request for Non-Appropriated Money



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February the Board had

authorized the transfer of $3000 from five unrestricted en-

dowment income accounts to partially handle the expense

of transferring accounting functions for UNLV from the UNR

Controller to the UNLV Controller. The total required had

been estimated at $8772. Mr. Humphrey stated that he had

continued to explore possibilities for assistance and rec-

ommended that an additional $5045.07 be made available by

transfer from 1-51-4082, a Chancellor's account for spe-

cial studies. He noted that this is the unencumbered bal-

ance of the account and will provide all but $726.93 of

the amount requested.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



23. Purchases in Excess of $5000, DRI



Acting Director Warburton requested approval of the purchase

of an airborne data acquisition and processing system to be

used by the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics in support of

Project Themis. The system, to be used on the Buffalo air-

craft, is comprised of a Lockheed MAS 16 computer, peripher-

al equipment and software, and is manufactured by Lockheed

Electronics Co., Data Products Division, Los Angeles, the

sole source of supply for these specifications. Mr.

Warburton stated that the cost is estimated at $25,000

and approval has been granted by the Fleischmann Foundation

for this expenditure from its Equipment Grant.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the request and recommended

approval.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



24. Confirmation of Emergency Purchase Related to DRI Airplane



Acting Director Warburton reported that, as indicated in

the agenda, a replacement engine for the Institute's B-26

airplane had been purchased prior to Board approval to

allow the aircraft to continue a research program in

Washington State in which it was engaged. The engine, type

R-2800, 83AM13, available only from National Airmotive

Corporation, San Leandro, California, had been purchased

for $12,500 plus $125 shipping costs, with funds from the

Aircraft Sales account.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that provision had been made for

response by the Board to the Chancellor concerning this

proposed emergency purchase; having received no objection,

the Institute was authorized to proceed with the purchase

and to seek confirmation at the regular meeting.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



25. Nepotism Policy



Chancellor Humphrey reported that at the request of the

Board of Regents, the three Faculty Senates reviewed the

Board Policy on nepotism, which is presently stated in

Section 6, Chapter 4, Title 4, of the Board of Regents

Handbook, as follows:



"Due to the fact that the University Code provides

an instrument for insuring that all professional

appointments are based upon pure achievement, criteria

and national competition, it is determined that there

is no nepotism constraint placed upon the hiring poli-

cies of the University professional personnel as set

forth in the University Code." (B/R 11/30/62)



Chancellor Humphrey noted that three different proposals

were developed by the Senates and the matter was referred

to the Coordinating Council which recommended the follow-

ing policy:



"Nepotism involves relatives by first degree of con-

sanguinity. There shall be no regulations concerning

nepotism on initial employment unless otherwise cov-

ered by State Law; however, no one can hire, promote,

or otherwise advance a relative without consent of

members of the Department, or of the College or

other appropriate University subdivisions."



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the above statement

with the first sentence deleted, be adopted as replacing

the present Section 6, Chapter 4, of the Board of Regents

Handbook. Deletion of the first sentence is recommended

to clarify the statement since the second sentence refers

to a "relative" and the relationship could be by marriage

(e. g., a wife) and not consanguinity. Mr. Humphrey stated

that this policy would provide for Departmental or College

review in such matters, and the Department Chairman, Dean

and President will be involved as at present. The Depart-

ment or College By-Laws should provide for the exact voting

method to be used in conformity with this policy.



Mr. Hug expressed concern over the wording of the policy

statement as presented, suggesting that it was ambiguous

and confusing, and suggested the following substitution:



"Unless otherwise provided by State Law, there shall

be no nepotism constraint upon the employment or ad-

vancement of University faculty except that no one

may employ, promote, or otherwise advance a relative

without the explicit consent of a majority of the

members of the Department, College, or other appro-

priate University subdivision involved. The Depart-

ment or College By-Laws shall provide for the exact

voting method to be used in conformity with this

policy."



Mr. Jacobsen moved that the statement proposed by Mr. Hug

be approved. Motion was seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



Dr. Barmettler, Vice Chairman, UNR Faculty Senate, asked

if this matter could be postponed to allow the Faculty

Senates an opportunity to consider the suggested revision.



Mr. Jacobsen offered no objection and withdrew the motion.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the matter be referred back to the

Division Officers for referral to their Faculty Senates.



26. Sabbatical Leave Policy



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNR, UNLV and DRI

Faculty Senates had taken action to seek changes in the

sabbatical leave policy of the Board of Regents and the

Nevada Revised Statutes. The actions were at variance

and were referred to the Coordinating Council which then

recommended approval of the following policy changes:



(1) "Eligibility for sabbatical leave commences at the end

of the sixth full year of service whether or not it

coincides with the end of the academic year." (Note:

Interpretation of present policy has been that a per-

son becomes eligible at the end of the sixth complete

academic year.)



(2) "Any faculty member with academic or equivalent rank,

including the rank of Lecturer, and who has served

full time on either a 10 or 12 month contract for six

or more salaried years, is eligible for sabbatical

leave." (Note: Present policy limits sabbatical

leave to ranks 2, 3 and 4. This change would add

Instructors or Lecturers.)



(3) "...the Board of Regents (is requested) to budget for

and attempt to secure funding from the Legislature

for a three-year acceleration of the sabbatical leave

program to eliminate the backlog, and request the

Legislature to remove the 2% limitation and replace

the term 'teaching personnel' with 'professional

personnel'."



Mr. Humphrey stated that although there was no formal

motion, it was the clear intent of the Coordinating Council

that each Faculty should be allowed to adopt supplemental

sabbatical leave procedures in conformity with the Board's

policy.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Coordinating

Council actions be endorsed and that the Board of Regents

policy, as presently stated in Section 9.B, Chapter 4,

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

deletion of the entire present section and substitution

of the following:



SECTION 9



B. SABBATICAL LEAVE



1. In conformity with NRS 284.345, interpretations of

that statute by the Attorney General, and previous

Board rulings, the number of sabbatical leaves

granted for each succeeding academic year shall

not exceed a number equal to two percent of the

"academic faculty" (i. e., those with professional

rank rather than equivalent rank plus those with

equivalent rank who are teaching in the current

year).



2. Sabbatical leave allocations shall be prorated to

the divisions, or other administrative units not

a part of a division, based upon the FTE "academic

faculty" in that unit.



3. Any faculty member with academic or equivalent rank,

including the designation Lecturer, who has served

full time on either a 10 or 12 month contract for

six or more salaried years, is eligible for sab-

batical leave.



4. Eligibility for sabbatical leave commences at the

end of the sixth year of service whether or not

it coincides with the end of the academic year.



5. Eligible applicants for sabbatical leave shall

have two alternatives: one year's leave at two-

thirds salary or one-half year's leave at full

salary.



6. The taking of sabbatical leave does not interfere

with the continuing employment of an individual

by the University, or with his retirement program,

or any other rights or privileges normally associ-

ated with appointment to the University faculty.



7. Procedure:



7.1 Recommendations for sabbatical leave shall be

submitted to the Board of Regents by the Pres-

ident (or other division chief executive offi-

cer) not later than December of the year prior

to the academic year during which leave is

desired.



7.2 The appropriate Faculty Senate shall select

the Sabbatical Leave Committee to review and

rank all applications.



7.3 If a division or other administrative unit is

not entitled to at least one sabbatical leave,

as explained in 2, the Chancellor shall group

two or more divisions or other administrative

units to secure one allocation and the appro-

priate Faculty Senates shall select the Sab-

batical Leave Committee to review the appli-

cations.



7.4 Divisions of the University System may adopt

such supplemental procedures concerning sab-

batical leaves as the Faculty Senates and

Presidents deem appropriate, provided that

such procedures are in harmony with Board of

Regents policy.



8. Obligations upon taking sabbatical leave:



8.1 In conformity with NRS 284.345, "...no sab-

batical leave with pay shall be granted unless

the person requesting such leave agrees in

writing with the University to return to the

University after such leave for a period not

less than that required by his most recent

contract of employment with the University

if the University desires his continued serv-

ice."



8.2 Additional income -- for example, grants-in-

aid or fellowships -- may be accepted during

the leave provided the activity for which the

income is received contributes to the individ-

ual's professional development or his future

usefulness to the University.



8.3 Acknowledgement of sabbatical assistance shall

be given in any publications resulting from

work accomplished during the sabbatical leave.



8.4 A written report concerning sabbatical leave

activities shall be submitted to the Presi-

dent (or other division chief executive offi-

cer) and a copy filed in the division's

Academic Personnel Office.



Mr. Jacobsen asked if removal of the 2% limitation imposed

by the Legislature would require that the Board impose a

limitation of its own. Chancellor Humphrey pointed out

that the Board would automatically impose a budgetary

limitation each year when it approved the allocation of

funds to sabbatical leaves. The limitation, he noted, need

not be the same each year.



Mr. Hug expressed concern over requesting the Legislature

to remove the 2% limitation. He pointed out that the Uni-

versity runs a risk of having more restrictions placed on

the program by opening it up to action by the Legislature.

Mr. Seeliger agreed.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that this possibility has been

fully explored with the UNR Faculty Senate, and the reaction

of that group was that they were prepared to take the risk.

He said he assumed the other faculties were also fully

aware of the problem.



Mr. Jacobsen moved that the recommendation be adopted with

the exception of the request to the Legislature to remove

the 2% limitation. Motion failed for lack of second.



Dr. Sharp noted that within the next few years DRI will

have a large proportion of its total faculty eligible for

a sabbatical leave. He said they are very much interested

in seeing the term "professional" replace "teaching" to

provide a broader base; however, they fully support request-

ing the removal of the 2% limitation and understand the

risks involved.



Dr. Boord urged the adoption in full of the Council's recom-

mendation as reflected in (3) and stated that UNLV faculty

are willing to take their chances in requesting that the 2%

be eliminated.



Mr. Hug pointed out that the faculty must also fully under-

stand that the more money that is put into sabbatical leaves

will mean that much less in other fringe benefits.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the recommendation of the

Council as endorsed by the Chancellor. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen.



Mr. Jacobsen moved to amend the motion to strike the words

in (3): "and request the Legislature to remove the 2%

limitation." Motion to amend seconded by Mr. Seeliger.



Mr. Jacobsen spoke to his motion to amend by stating that

the 2% limitation provides a guide. If that guide is re-

moved, he said, the Board will have to make the decision

each year as to how many leaves will be permitted.



Dr. Zorn agreed that the Board would have to make the de-

cision but pointed out that the faculty would prefer to

have this decision made by the Board rather than imposed

by the Legislature.



He said that he strongly endorsed the recommendation,

noting that it was acceptable to the faculties of all

three Divisions and they were all prepared to take the

risks involved.



President Miller also expressed support of the recommenda-

tion and urged its approval.



Motion to amend failed with Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Seeliger

voting yes and all others voting no.



Main motion carried with Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Seeliger

opposing.



27. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5000



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Mr. Niels Anderson, Di-

rector of the Computing Center, has requested authorization

to enter into a lease agreement with Xerox Data Systems,

Inc. for one Model 8451 Memory Module, at an expected an-

nual rental of $8872. He noted that this equipment will

be used to support the installation of a remote batch ter-

minal at UNLV which will provide expanded access by that

Campus to the Central Computer at Reno. Mr. Humphrey

stated that the cost of the equipment will be provided

from funds presently available within the budget and recom-

mended approval.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



28. Chancellor Humphrey noted that in January, Dr. Anderson

had asked for a number of reports no later than the March

meeting. He added that some material had been submitted

with the agenda and additional material was distributed.



Mr. Jacobsen moved that in view of the lack of time remain-

ing this matter be deferred until the April meeting. Mo-

tion seconded by Dr. Anderson and carried without dissent.



29. Amendment to By-Laws of the Board of Regents



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board had, in Febru-

ary, approved on first reading an amendment to its By-Laws

which would recognize a change in the authority of the Di-

rector of DRI. He recommended final action on the following

amendment:



Article VI.



Principal Section 5. The principal officers of the

University System, in addition to the

Chancellor, shall be the President of the

University of Nevada, Reno, the President

of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

and the Director of the Desert Research

Institute. Subject to approval of the

Board of Regents, the Chancellor shall

appoint such staff officers as are re-

quired from time to time to assist him

in the discharge of his responsibilities.



Responsibil- Section 6. The Presidents of the Univer-

ities and sity of Nevada, Reno, the University of

Duties of of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Director of

Presidents, the Desert Research Institute shall have

and Director the following responsibilities and duties

of Desert for their Divisions:

Research

Institute a. To provide leadership in the planning

and implementation necessary to devel-

op the full potential of their units.



b. To serve as the chief administrative

officers of their organizational

units. This shall include, but not

necessarily be limited to, academic

programs and personnel, student af-

fairs, alumni and public relations.

On any and all matters of strictly

academic policy, the Presidents'

directives shall not be revoked ex-

cept by the Board of Regents.



c. To appoint all officers and employees

of their units provided that the Board

of Regents shall approve appointment

of persons responsibile directly to a

President or to the Director of the

Desert Research Institute, of all

Deans and Directors or Heads of Labor-

atories, Centers, or other similar

administrative unit and of persons

to tenure. The President or Director

of the Desert Research Institute shall

in making a nomination to the Board of

Regents for a Dean, Director or Heads

of Laboratories, Centers, or other

similar administrative unit, consult

with the Faculty. The President or

the Director of the Desert Research

Institute has no obligation to consult

with Faculty concerning his nomination

for staff officers or non-academic

line positions. "Consultation" shall

involve the use of a faculty-student

recruitment and screening committee

and faculty members shall be selected

under procedures established by the

Faculty Senate for positions of a

University-wide nature. For admin-

istrative positions relating to a

single administrative unit, the re-

cruitment and screening committee

shall be selected by the President

or Director of the Desert Research

Institute after discussion with and

participation by the faculty of that

unit. An appropriate student repre-

sentative shall be a member of these

committees. Committees shall present

an unranked slate of candidates

through the President or Director to

the Board of Regents. The Committee

shall meet with the Board of Regents,

the President or Director of the

Desert Research Institute, and the

Chancellor, in executive session, to

discuss the proposed candidates. Fi-

nal Decision is to rest with the

Board of Regents.



d. To review the quality of performance

of all professional staff within his

unit and to recommend to the Board of

Regents, through the Chancellor, pro-

motions, salary increases, and other

changes in conditions of employment

within the framework of policies ap-

proved by the Board of Regents.



e. To administer approved budgets to en-

sure effective control of expenditures

in conformity with approved plans and

programs. He shall have authority to

approve transfer of spending authority

within a College or equal or lesser

administrative unit, within the frame-

work of policies approved by the Board

of Regents.



f. To perform such other duties for the

effective administration of the Uni-

versity as are necessary and desirable

and within the framework of policies

approved by the Board of Regents.



g. The Presidents shall also be respon-

sible for the business management and

auxiliary enterprises of their Univer-

sities. This shall include, but not

necessarily be limited to, the func-

tions of financial controllership,

personnel, purchasing, central office

services, physical plant, residence

and dining hall, student health serv-

ices, Campus and student union facil-

ities.



h. The Presidents and the Director of

the Desert Research Institute shall

have access to the Board of Regents

in regular or specially called

meetings.



i. The Presidents and the Director of

the Desert Research Institute will

be the principal spokesman on Board

of Regents approved matter affecting

their divisions.



Establish- Section 7. Whenever the Chancellor, a

ment of New President, or a Division Director wishes

Positions to establish a new position of the level

Vice Chancellor, President, Vice Presi-

dent, Dean or Director which has signifi-

cant impact on the teaching or research

responsibilities of the University or

Division involved, he shall consult with

the Faculty Senate or Senates in a mean-

ingful manner. The establishment of

staff positions or non-academic line pos-

itions is not involved by this regulation.



Director of Section 8. The Director of the Community

the Communi- College Division shall follow the proce-

ty College dure outlines for Presidents and the

Division Director of the Desert Research Institute

in Section 6.C and Section 7 or Article VI

modified only to the extent that his re-

sponsibility for personnel might differ

from the Presidents of UNR and UNLV.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent that the amendment be adopted as proposed.



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, the follow-

ing supplemental items were added to the agenda:



30. Proposed New Community College Program



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Mr. Burnell Larson, Super-

intendent of Public Instruction, has requested the Community

College Division of the University of Nevada System to con-

sider administering a three-year, $620,000 Federally funded

program to establish a "skill training center in the State

of Nevada to serve an estimated 3600 minority, disadvantaged

and hard core unemployed persons." Senator Floyd Lamb has

urged that the Board of Regents accept this responsibility

and establish the center in or near the west side of Las

Vegas.



Chancellor Humphrey continued by stating that he had dis-

cussed this proposal with Superintendent Larson and with

Dr. Kenny Guinn, Superintendent of Clark County Schools.

Dr. Guinn has stated that the Clark County School District

does not wish to administer this program; however, he had

offered every cooperation to the Community College Division

if the Board of Regents accepts responsibility. He has,

for example, agreed to a complete review of the possibil-

ities of joint use of excellent facilities at the Vo-Tech

Center east of Las Vegas, not only for the proposed skill

training center but for a total Community College program.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that he believed that the need

for a Community College program in Las Vegas is evident.

However, he pointed out that whether or not this skill

training center will be feasible as part of the Community

College will have to be determined and proposed the follow-

ing action:



(1) That the Board approve further investigation of this

matter by Dr. Donnelly with the objective of present-

ing at least a progress report at the April meeting;



(2) An Advisory Board for Clark Community College be

appointed at the April meeting in order that we

might gain the benefit of their counsel at the earli-

est possible date; and



(3) We advise the Legislature (by letters to individual

Legislators) of the present status of Community

College planning and that if the University does

agree to administer this skill training center during

1970-71 we are not attempting to preempt full dis-

cussion and a legislative decision in 1970 concerning

a Community College in Clark County.



Mr. Jacobsen moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion. Motion was seconded by Dr. Anderson.



Mrs. Knudtsen questioned whether this skill training center

was a suitable program for a Community College. Mr.

Humphrey pointed out that this was one of the reasons for

his recommendation for further study before the Board of

Regents agrees to assume responsibility.



Mr. Hug suggested that appointing an Advisory Board at

this time might be premature. Mr. Humphrey agreed that

perhaps a better term would be Advisory Board "for Plan-

ning". Dr. Anderson suggested the motion be amended to

provide for an "Advisory Committee for Planning of a

Community College in Clark County". Mr. Jacobsen agreed

and restated his motion accordingly. Motion carried with-

out dissent.



31. Transfer of Funds



Mr. Humphrey recalled that the Board of Regents had earlier

authorized a transfer of $2500 from the Special Projects

Fund to handle expenses of the Recruitment and Screening

Committee for the Director of the Community College Divi-

sion. All expenses have not been accumulated and the

account is overdrawn by $288.05. Mr. Humphrey recommended

that $288.05 be transferred from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Fund to cover this deficit and the account

be closed.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



The meeting adjourned at 2:25 P.M.

03-14-1970