03/17/1978

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 17-18, 1978








03-17-1978

Pages 187-214

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

March 17, 1978



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

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos (for part of the meeting)

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda D. Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



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

Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen



Others present: Dr. Donald H. Baepler

Dr. William Berg, NNCC

Dr. Russell Bloyer, CCCC

Dr. Joseph Crowley, UNR

Dr. Jack Davis, WNCC

Dr. Brock Dixon, UNLV

Dr. Lloyd Smith, DRI

Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC

Ms. Joan Chambers, UNR

Ms. Jo Anne Dain, WNCC/N

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S

Dr. Thomas Hoffer, DRI

Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit

Mr. Scott Lorenz, CSUN

Mr. Nick Rossi, ASUN

Mr. Tom Tatro, WNCC/S



The meeting was called to order at 9:50 A.M. by Chairman James

Buchanan.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of February 10, 1978 and

the special meeting of February 24, 1978 were submitted for

approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi.



Dr. Lombardi stated that since he had not been present at

the February 10 meeting, he wished the record to reflect

that he was opposed to the action taken by the Board at

that meeting to remove Dr. Milam from the Presidency of UNR.



Mr. John Buchanan requested that the minutes of February 24,

1978, be corrected to reflect that he was not present at the

meeting.



Mrs. Fong requested that the minutes of the February 24

meeting be revised to reflect the reasons for her abstention

in the action designating Dr. Crowley as Interim President

for UNR. Mrs. Fong's abstention was later recorded as an

affirmative vote. (Note to minutes: The reasons for her

abstention were not stated at the February 24 meeting; how-

ever, later statements appearing in the newspapers attribut-

ed to Mrs. Fong, expressed her concern over what she felt

was lack of sufficient attention given in the nominating

process to an evaluation of Dr. Crowley's relationship with

students.)



Minutes as amended were approved without dissent.



2. Recommendation for Appointment of Chancellor



Chairman Buchanan noted that a Regents' Ad Hoc Committee

had concluded the recruitment for a new Chancellor and he

requested Mr. Ross, Chairman of that Committee, to present

the Committee's recommendation.



Mr. Ross reported that the Committee had held its final

meeting prior to the convening of the Board meeting and

unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Dr. Donald Baepler and

recommended his appointment as Chancellor. Mr. Ross noted

the absence of Mrs. Knudtsen, who along with Mr. James

Buchanan and Mr. Chris Karamanos, had constituted the other

members of this Committee, but reported that Mrs. Knudtsen

had asked that her endorsement of Dr. Baepler's candidacy be

communicated to the Board.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

Donald Baepler as Chancellor of the University of Nevada

System, effective immediately. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi.



Mr. Ross moved to amend the motion to provide that Dr.

Baepler's appointment as Chancellor carries with it the

following conditions of employment:



(1) Retention of rank and tenure as Professor of Biology,

UNLV.



(2) Continuation of housing allowance at the rate provided

to the Presidents of UNR and UNLV, to be supplemented

by the establishment of a special account, with an ini-

tial allocation of $5,000, from which the monthly rent

and utilities for a furnished apartment in Reno would

be paid.



(3) Continuation of automobile allowance for University-

related travel in Las Vegas at the rate provided the

Presidents of UNR and UNLV, to be supplemented by a

similar allowance for such travel in Reno. These

allowances will be considered as complete reimburse-

ment for University-related travel within 100 miles,

one-way, of either the Reno or Las Vegas offices.



(4) Provision of a special account, to be initially estab-

lished at the level of $5,000 and to be supplemented as

required, to provide for necessary in-State travel by

the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's staff.



Motion to amend seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without

dissent.



Amended motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.



Dr. Baepler expressed appreciation for the confidence re-

flected by the appointment and special appreciation for the

cooperation received from all units of the University Sys-

tem. He pledged his best efforts in meeting the challenge

of successfully selling higher education throughout the

State of Nevada.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Miss Mason, the following

emergency item was added to the agenda:



3. Appointment of Interim President, UNLV



Dr. Baepler reported that a meeting of the UNLV Academic

Council, expanded to include some Directors, together with

the Executive Committee of the University Senate and a stu-

dent representative, had been held to select a nominee for

Interim President, in the event the Board approved his ap-

pointment as Chancellor. The unanimous recommendation of

that Committee was for the appointment of Dr. Brock Dixon

as Interim President.



Chancellor Baepler noted that Dr. Dixon has had extensive

administrative experience at three institutions of higher

education and brings the kind of background to the position

which will provide excellent continuity to the Campus. Dr.

Baepler stated that he was pleased to endorse the recom-

mendation of the Committee for the appointment of Dr. Dixon,

effective immediately and continuing until June 30, 1979, or

until appointment of a permanent President for UNLV has been

made, with the appointment as Interim President to carry the

normal salary and perquisites presently provided to the Uni-

versity Presidents.



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

carried without dissent.



4. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the Offi-

cers was recommended (report identified as Ref. 3 and filed

with permanent minutes).



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

carried without dissent.



5. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Mr. John Buchanan reported the following recommendations of

the Investment Advisory Committee, as a result of its meet-

ing preceding the Board meeting:



(1) Approval of recommendations from Valley Bank to sell

certain shares totaling $199,200, and for purchase of

certain shares totaling $268,000. (Shares proposed for

sale or purchase identified and filed with permanent

minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee.)



(2) Approval of recommendations from First National Bank to

sell certain shares held in the General Portfolio to-

taling $532,700, and shares held in the Engel Unitrust

totaling $28,200. (Shares proposed for sale are iden-

tified and filed with permanent minutes of Investment

Advisory Committee.)



(3) Approval of a proposal from American Investors to man-

age the Paul R. Pinching Memorial Scholarship Fund,

with corporate and personal guarantees from Mr. Lewis

Shuman and Mr. Russ Pinching for an annual return of

12%.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



Dr. Dixon deferred to Chancellor Baepler for presentation of the

following UNLV agenda items:



6. Postretirement Appointment



Chancellor Baepler recommended that Professor Richard

Strahlem be offered a postretirement appointment for

1978-79, in the College of Business and Economics.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Phase I Proposal - Master of Science in Hotel Administration



Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the Phase I Propos-

al for a Master of Science in Hotel Administration, to be

offered by UNLV, and to authorize the planning to proceed

to Phase II. He noted that in addition to the material

covered in the Proposal included with the agenda is a con-

dition specified by the Graduate Council that at least 12

credits of this degree be taken in the College of Business.

When the Phase II Proposal is presented to the Board, it

will show how that curriculum is integrated into the Hotel

College curriculum.



Chancellor Baepler also noted that the costs of this new

program will be identified in the Phase II Proposal and it

is understood that there will be private funding available

to pick up the initial costs. Continuation of the program

will be subject to availability of State appropriated funds.



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

carried without dissent.



8. Change in Department Name, UNLV



Chancellor Baepler endorsed a request by the College of

Education that the name of the Department of Educational

Administration be changed to Educational Administration

and Higher Education, effective immediately.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



9. Chinese Language Endowment Fund



Chancellor Baepler reported that UNLV has received contribu-

tions totaling $10,090.24 from Mr. and Mrs. Wing Fong and

friends, with a request that this amount be added to the

endowment fund and be designated as the Wing and Lilly Fong

and Friends Endowment Fund. The interest earned from the

investment of these funds would be used to provide Chinese

Language scholarships, with first consideration in the award

of such scholarships to be given to students seeking inter-

disciplinary degrees in Asian Studies, and for credit cours-

es taught under the auspices of the College of Arts and

Letters or the Continuing Education Division.



Mrs. Fong also asked that the second choice in the selection

of recipients of scholarships be students in the College of

Hotel Administration and third choice be persons traveling

to the Orient.



Chancellor Baepler recommended that the gift be accepted for

the purposes specified and that the funds be designated as

an addition to the endowment fund.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



10. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the following

transfer of funds from the Contingency Reserve:



#78-090 $10,098 to Biology to be used for matching funds

for grants for equipment.



#78-112 $15,000 from Intercollegiate Athletics Contin-

gency to Director's Office Operating to provide

additional operating monies.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



11. Revision of Refund Policy for UNLV Dormitory



Chancellor Baepler noted that the current policy governing

refund of residence hall and food service charges permits

refund of a certain percentage of the room payment and the

unused board payment for students who withdraw from housing

contracts. Dr. Baepler requested that this policy be revis-

ed, effective Fall semester, 1978 to permit refund of hous-

ing and food service charges only to those students with-

drawing totally from the University, in accordance with the

following schedule:



Weeks of Semester Refund Percentage



1-2 weeks 75% of room payment and

80% of unused board

payment



3-6 weeks 50% of room payment and

80% of unused board

payment



7-8 weeks 25% of room payment and

80% of unused board

payment



9th week to end of No refund

semester



The unused board payment is calculated at the actual

cost per day and varies according to head count and

contract.



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

carried without dissent.



12. Proposed New CSUN Constitution



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of a new Constitu-

tion as proposed by CSUN, noting that the document had been

reviewed with University Counsel and with UNLV Administra-

tion. (Constitution identified as Ref. 11 and filed with

permanent minutes.)



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the proposed Constitution with

the provision that it be amended to require that the Vice

President for Finance and Communications, as the Officer in

line to succeed the President, shall also have completed 48

semester hours prior to filing as a candidate. Motion sec-

onded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



13. Report on Rebel Statue



At the request of Mrs. Fong, CSUN President Scott Lorenz

reported concerning the status of the Rebel Statue and its

proposed construction on the UNLV Campus. He reported that

approximately $5,000 of the estimated total cost of $25,000

is on hand and the construction will commence when the rest

of the funds have been collected.



Although there were several concerns expressed by individual

members of the Board and by others, it was concluded that

this was not an appropriate matter for Regent action. It

was agreed, however, that the recommendation for placement

of the statue would, when developed, be brought back to the

Board for consideration.



14. Special Senate NCAA Investigative Committee Report



In response to a request from Mr. Karamanos, an informa-

tional report was submitted concerning the Special UNLV

Senate NCAA Investigative Report. Included with the agenda

was a copy of that report, together with a copy of a report

of Senate action in response to the Committee's report, and

a response from President Baepler to the University Senate

(material on file in Chancellor's Office).



Mr. Karamanos stated that his reason for asking that this

matter be on the Regents' agenda was to reflect his concern

with the report by the Senate Committee.



15. CSUN Vending Machine Resolution



Dr. Baepler presented the following resolution by the CSUN

Senate:



That all profits generated by the dormitory vending

machines be deposited in the dorm association's account

to be used for dormitory sponsored activities to be

administered by the dorm association's executive board

and the Director of Student Services.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



Mr. Karamanos left the meeting.



16. Revision of Estimative Budgets, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following revi-

sions to Estimative Budgets to permit the expenditure of in-

creased revenue to be derived from indirect cost recovery:



A. Water Resources Center Operating



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Salaries

Professional $ $ 1,764 $ 1,764

Classified 3,010 3,010

Wages 5,000 5,000

Fringe Benefits 1,200 1,200

Total $ 5,000 $ 5,974 $10,974



Operating $13,000 $12,000 $25,000



Total $18,000 $17,974 $35,974



B. Atmospheric Sciences Center Operating



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Salaries and Benefits $ 67,492 $ 56,000 $123,492

Operating 91,291 18,000 109,291



Total $158,783 $ 74,000 $232,783



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



17. Phase I Proposal - Air Conditioning/Solar Technology

Program, CCCC



President Bloyer requested approval of a Phase I Proposal

for a new Certificate of Achievement and new Associate

Degree Program to be offered by Clark County Community

College and authorization for the planning to proceed to

Phase II. (Copy of Proposal on file in Chancellor's Of-

fice.) Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.





Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



18. Phase I Proposal - Respiratory Therapy Technician Program,

CCCC



President Bloyer presented a Phase I Proposal for a

Respiratory Therapy Technician program, to be offered by

Clark County Community College, and requested authorization

for the planning to proceed to Phase II. (Copy of Proposal

on file in Chancellor's Office.) Chancellor Baepler recom-

mended approval.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



19. Dental Fees, CCCC



President Bloyer requested authorization to charge fees for

dental procedures performed by students in the Dental

Hygiene Clinic at CCCC. Initial fees would be as follows:



Procedure Fee



Prophylaxis and Bitewings

Adult Student and Faculty $5.00

Adult Nonstudent 8.00

Adult Nonstudent without Bitewing 5.00

Child (up to 18 years of age) 4.00

Fluoride Treatment 1.00

X-Rays

Bitewing (4 films) 3.00

Full Series (20 films incl. bitewings) 10.00

Periapical - each film .50

Occlusal Films 1.00

Impressions and Models 1.00

Control Program (3 visits) 3.00

Emergency Treatment 1.00

Subgingival Curettage & Root Planing

5.00/quadrant

Amalgam Polishing .50/tooth

1.00/quadrant

Desensitization .50/tooth

1.00/quadrant

Occlusal Sealants 1.00/quadrant



Dr. Bloyer noted that proceeds would be placed in the oper-

ating budget of the Dental Hygiene Program to be used as

a supplement to replace expendable items.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the above charg-

es with authority delegated to the President to review and

alter them periodically as required.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



20. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCCC



President Bloyer requested approval of the following fund

transfer from the Contingency Reserve:



#78-512 $18,000 to Repairs and Improvements to accomplish

the following projects: increasing the number of

welding booths, installing glass in second floor

corridor of Developmental Studies area, covering

outdoor kiln to serve as instruction space.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



21. Appointment to Advisory Board, CCCC



President Bloyer recommended the appointment of Mr. Ben

Schmoutey of Las Vegas to the Advisory Board of Clark

County Community College.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



22. Postretirement Appointment, NNCC



President Berg recommended that Bill Bellinger be offered a

postretirement appointment at .50 FTE for the 1978-79 aca-

demic year as an instructor in Auto Mechanics for Northern

Nevada Community College.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.



23. Increase in Petty Cash Account, WNCC



President Davis requested approval to increase the petty

cash account for the North Campus from $1,000 to $2,000.

He noted that the account is used principally to cover

emergency refunds and emergency loans during the registra-

tion periods and signature authority has previously been

delegated to Executive Dean Jim Eardley and Dean Patricia

Miltengerger. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



24. Campus Remodeling, WNCC



President Davis noted that additional office and work

space is required at the South Campus to house faculty

and staff. He proposed to provide this additional space

by adding six temporary work stations at the north end of

the building spine, to be used until the addition to the

building is completed in 1980.



President Davis requested authorization to use up to

$15,000 from the WNCC Capital Improvement Fee Fund for

this purpose. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



25. Proposal for a Job Corps Training Center/Stead Facility



President Crowley reported that in April, 1977, UNR began

discussions with the Department of Labor concerning a Job

Corps Center at Stead. Since that time, DOL has completed

an extensive site survey and utilization study of Stead,

Secretary Ray Marshall has secured Governor O'Callaghan's

support of the proposal, and UNR has worked with officials

of DOL to develop a center concept which maximizes educa-

tional and training benefits for UNR students and faculty.



Dr. Crowley stated that the proposed Sierra Nevada Job Corps

Center is expected to be unique among all Job Corps Centers

in that UNR plans to interface its faculty and students with

the ongoing operations of the Center. Professional staff

and upper division/graduate students from seven Departments

within four Colleges will be involved on a daily basis with

corps member services, basic education and vocational edu-

cation programs. Staff and students from other Departments

and Colleges could be added at a later date, depending on

need and financial support.



The proposed center will be designed to serve approximately

600 youth, many from Nevada. It will employ up to 165 local

residents and have a federal budget of nearly $4 million

annually. In addition, Dr. Crowley explained, the DOL will

spend $800,000 to $1 million for renovation and upgrading of

Stead facilities to open the center.



President Crowley requested approval of the concept of UNR

serving as a prime contractor to the Department of Labor for

a Job Corps Training Center at the Stead Facility. Chancel-

lor Baepler concurred and recommended that the University

be authorized to proceed further with negotiations.



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

carried without dissent.



26. Proposal for Creation of a Mackay Minerals Research

Institute, UNR



President Crowley recalled that in February the Board had

received a proposal for the creation of a University of

Nevada Mackay Minerals Research Institute at UNR. The

purpose of the Institute is to perform research in the

general field of nonrenewable resources and to provide for

the training of young scientists and engineers in the

discipline in which the Institute has expertise. A copy

of the proposal is on file in the Chancellor's Office.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, noting that unless

funds are forthcoming from Federal sources, the Institute

will not continue.



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

carried without dissent.



27. Proposed ASUN Constitution



President Crowley submitted a proposed new constitution for

ASUN, noting that the document had been reviewed with

Counsel. He noted that there are a few minor revisions

which appear desirable; however, he requested that the con-

stitution be adopted in principle with the understanding

that some particular parts of that document may be altered

at the next meeting of the Board. He noted that the con-

stitution has been approved by a vote of the UNR student

body and is scheduled to take effect on April 12.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, noting that the

revisions referred to are minor and will in no way affect

the content of the document.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the constitution in concept

with minor revisions to be submitted to the next meeting

of the Board. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombard, carried

without dissent.



28. Approval of Fund Transfer, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of the following fund

transfer from the Contingency Reserve:



#66 $4,000 to Alumni Relations to offset increased costs

of printing various University publications.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



29. Revision of Estimative Budgets, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of the following

revisions:



A. Bureau of Mines Publication Sales

Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 2,540 $22,833 $25,373

Publication Sales 55,000 15,000 70,000

Total $57,540 $37,833 $95,373



Expenditures

Operating $55,000 $37,000 $92,000

Ending Fund Balance 2,540 833 3,373

Total $57,540 $37,833 $95,373





B. School Facility Planning Lab

Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $16,250 $31,429 $ 47,679

Outside Sales 35,000 36,918 71,918

Total $51,250 $68,347 $119,597



Expenditures

Professional $23,738 $20,879 $ 44,617

Graduate Fellows 3,800 3,800

Classified 8,749 17,617 26,366

Wages 500 4,500 5,000

Fringe Benefits 3,907 4,608 8,515

Out-of-State Travel 3,000 200 3,200

Operating 8,100 17,200 25,300

Ending Fund Balance 3,256 457- 2,799

Total $51,250 $68,347 $119,597



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



30. Bid Opening for Construction of Surface Drainage Bypass



President Crowley reported that bids were opened by the

State Public Works Board on February 21, 1978, for con-

struction of a surface drainage bypass of Manzanita Lake,

with the following results:



A. C. Shaw $20,124

Gerhart & Berry 23,467

H. M. Byars 28,000



President Crowley recommended that the Board concur in the

award by the State Public Works Board of a contract to A. C.

Shaw for $20,124. Funds are available from State appropri-

ated funds as part of the UNR Capital Improvement Program.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



31. Postretirement Appointment, UNR



President Crowley recommended that Roy E. Anderson be of-

fered a postretirement appointment with the Student Health

Service at .15 FTE for the 1978-79 fiscal year. He noted

that Mr. Anderson has been serving as a pharmacist with the

Health Service since 1975 in order that the Health Service

may satisfy requirements of the State Board of Pharmacy con-

cerning the dispensing of medications.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



32. Proposed Change in Meeting Dates



Chancellor Baepler noted that when the 1978 Meeting Calendar

was adopted, the November meeting was scheduled to coincide

with the UNR-UNLV Football game on November 17 in Las Vegas.

That game has been rescheduled to September 16 and Chancel-

lor Baepler requested that the following changes in the

Meeting Calendar be approved:



Present Schedule Proposed Change



September 8 - UNLV September 15 - UNLV

October 13 - UNR October 20 - UNR

November 17 - UNLV December 1 - UNLV

January 5 - UNR January 12 - UNR



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



33. Request for Supplement to Litigation Fund



Chancellor Baepler reported that additional funds will be

required to pursue the settlement in California of the

Hughes Estate. He requested an allocation of $10,000 from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account for this

purpose.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



34. Grants-in-Aid for Rogan Children



Chancellor Baepler asked that the proposal for dedication

of grants-in-aid for tuition and registration fees for the

benefit of the children of the Las Vegas police officer re-

cently killed in the line of duty be removed from the agenda

to allow further review by the Administration. He noted

there is a question concerning how this might affect Mrs.

Rogan's retirement. This will also allow time to examine

the concept of this type of grant-in-aid and whether or

not it can be extended to other similar situations.



It was agreed that a policy statement would be developed for

this type of grant-in-aid, and this would be further con-

sidered by the Board at a later date.



35. Revision of Capital Improvement Fee Policy Statement



Chancellor Baepler noted the desirability of a minor revi-

sion to the Capital Improvement Fee Policy Statement in

order to clarify the way in which fees collected will be

accounted for. The paragraph which is presently subject to

misunderstanding reads:



Such fees shall be deposited in a Capital Improvement

Fee Fund with the fees collected from each Campus kept

separately.



Chancellor Baepler recommended that this paragraph be amend-

ed to read:



Such fees shall be deposited in a Capital Improvement

Fee Fund with the fees collected from each University

Division or Community College kept separately.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



36. Proposed Amendment to University Code



Chancellor Baepler recalled that in January President Smith

had submitted a proposed amendment to the University Code,

as approved by the DRI Faculty Senate. By inclusion on the

January agenda, the proposed amendment was referred to other

Senates with action by the Board of Regents to be requested

at the March meeting.



Chancellor Baepler reported that no negative responses had

been received as a result of Senate review and he recommend-

ed approval of the proposed amendment, as follows:



SECTION 3.5 Economic Security Provisions for Desert

Research Institute Faculty



3.5.1 DRI faculty are not eligible for appointment to

tenure; however, it is the policy of the University

that these faculty members shall enjoy the maximum

security which can be provided consistent with the

method of financing the Institute. Pursuant to this

objective, the minimal length of written notice of

termination will be related to length of employment

and rank within the Institute as follows:



One working day of notice for each calendar month

of service for all Rank 0 and Rank I personnel; one

working day of notice for each calendar month of

service plus 20 working days for Rank II personnel;

one working day of notice for each calendar month

of service plus 40 working days for Rank III per-

sonnel; one working day of notice plus 60 working

days for all Rank IV personnel. There will be a

be a minimum notice of 10 working days to any

employee whose term of employment in the Institute

is less than 10 calendar months. The maximum amount

of notice benefit that an employee may accrue shall

not exceed one calendar year. Accrued annual leave

shall not be considered a part of the termination

period and will be subject to separate cash reim-

bursement unless expended during the termination

period by the mutual consent of the terminated

employee and the Institute.



3.5.2 Any involuntary termination is subject to review by

an ad hoc committee of the Faculty Senate. Upon

notification of such termination, the Executive

Committee of the Faculty Senate will, within one

week, appoint said ad hoc committee unless receiv-

ing a written request to desist from the terminated

employee. The committee shall consist of at least

three faculty members chosen from throughout the

Institute. However, persons employed within the

center of the terminated individual shall not be el-

igible to serve. The Ad Hoc Committee will then con-

duct a full review of the case. Review considera-

tions shall include all items regarding terminations

contained in Section 2.1.4 and 3.4.3 of the Univer-

sity of Nevada System Code. In addition, particular

attention will be given to the employee's past and

potential contribution to the Institute. The Ad

Hoc Committee will then forward a report and recom-

mendation to the President, whose decision will be

final.



3.5.3 The Center Executive Director, in consultation with

the DRI President, shall decide whether a profes-

sional contract shall be discontinued. The faculty

member shall be given notification in writing by

the Executive Director and the President.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



37. Proposed Amendment to Board of Regents Bylaws



Chancellor Baepler requested consideration of an amendment

to the Board of Regents Bylaws to permit the Chancellor to

delegate signature authority for certain contracts. Such

instances would be those contracts on work-for-hire matters

in which the University Press is engaged. Other occasions

would be when the Chancellor is away from the Office and a

contract requires execution on behalf of the Board. Under

those circumstances, a delegation of authority would have

been prearranged by the Chancellor.



Dr. Baepler recommended that Article VI, Section 3 of the

Board of Regents Bylaws be amended as follows:



a. To sign all contracts and other instruments requiring

execution on behalf of the Board of Regents except

personnel contracts in the Divisions. Such authority

may be delegated in writing at the discretion of the

Chancellor.



In accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws governing

amendment, action by the Board will be requested at the

April meeting.



38. Reallocation of Indirect Cost Recovery Monies



Chancellor Baepler recalled that indirect cost recovery

derived from grants and contracts has historically been made

available to UNR and UNLV as flexible dollars to be utilized

in a variety of ways to stimulate additional research and to

provide a mechanism for enriching the academic programs of

each University. Originally, he noted, the distribution of

this revenue was 50% to general University revenue and 50%

to research and enrichment. However, several years ago

unrealized income problems at UNR prompted the Regents to

change to a formula that distributes 75% to general Univer-

sity revenue and 25% to research and enrichment.



Chancellor Baepler recommended that, effective with the

1978-79 Work Program, indirect cost recovery monies be

distributed 50% to general University revenue and 50% for

research and enrichment.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



39. Proposed Budget Parameters for 1979-81



Chancellor Baepler presented the following recommendations

from the Officers for budget parameters to be used in the

development of the 1979-81 Biennial Budget Request:



A. Instruction



Construction of the principal budgets of the instruc-

tional Divisions are based on the projections of full-

time equated students (FTEs) to be enrolled, and in-

clude the following elements:



(1) One FTE will equal 30 undergraduate credits or 16

graduate credits, using net enrollments for Fall

and Spring semesters, plus any interim session.



(2) Student-Faculty Ratio. The student-faculty ratio

used as an average for each principal budget will

be:



Universities 18:1

Community Colleges 22:1

Nursing 7.5:1

Medical School 3.5:1



(3) Faculty Compensation. A proposal will be present-

ed at a later date when the recommendation of the

System Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Compensa-

tion has been received.



(4) Graduate Assistants. Three regular graduate as-

sistant positions equal one FTE (full-time-equiva-

lent faculty). For budget purposes, there will be

one FTE graduate assistant position for every nine

FTE faculty positions.



(5) Classified Positions. There will be one classified

position for every four FTEs, plus one for each

Dean.



(6) Wages Positions. It will be assumed that there

will be $660 per FTE faculty member budgeted for

wages.



(7) Operating Expense. The operating expenses will be

budgeted based upon need.



(8) Out-of-State Travel. $200 per FTE, excluding

graduate assistants, will be used.



B. Research



Each University will budget $100,000 per year for

research stimulation.



C. Academic Support, Student Services, Institutional

Support, Library, and Operation and Maintenance of

Plant. These areas will be budgeted on a needs basis.



Chancellor Baepler noted the possibility that a change would

later be requested in the parameter suggested for classified

position budgeting. He also suggested that these parameters

represent the beginning of a phasing out of the formula ap-

proach to budgeting and a shift to a needs approach.



Miss Mason moved approval of the proposed budget parameters.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



40. Recommendations for Promotion in Rank or Assignment to Rank



Chancellor Baepler noted that recommendations were submitted

in February for preliminary review and discussion, with

action to be requested in March. Accordingly, approval of

the following promotions in rank or assignment to rank was

recommended, effective July 1, 1978:



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Rosemary Witt, to Associate Professor of Nursing

Richard Brooks, to Research Professor

Richard Harp, to Associate Professor of English

Charles Rasmussen, to Associate Professor of Psychology

James Stivers, to Associate Professor of Music

Robert Moore, to Associate Professor of Management

Kevin Crehan, to Associate Professor of Education

George Kavina, to Professor of Education

Agnes Lockette, to Associate Professor of Education

Robert Fisher, to Associate Professor of Chemistry

Leonard Zane, to Associate Professor of Physics

*Jean Decock, to Professor of Foreign Languages

*Lorne Seidman, to Professor of Business Law

*John Vergiels, to Professor of Education



Assignment to Rank (reported for information)



James Dropp, to Rank II

Patrick Howe, to Rank II

Josephine H. Durham, to Rank II

Ralph W. Lyon, to Rank II



*Added to list of recommendations subsequent to the

February meeting.



B. University of Nevada, Reno



Johannes C. Guitjens, to Professor of Plant, Soil and

Water Science

Richard L. Siegel, to Professor of Political Science

George W. Twardokens, to Professor of Physical Education

Baldev K. Vig, to Professor of Biology

Leonard B. Weinberg, to Professor of Political Science

Thomas F. Cargill, to Professor of Economics

James L. Hendrix, to Professor of Chemical Engineering

Laing-Chi Hsu, to Professor of Geology

Katherine Everson, to Rank IV

Donald L. Klebenow, to Rank IV

Watkins W. Miller, to Associate Professor of Plant, Soil

and Water Science

Richard L. Post, to Associate Professor of Horticulture

Richard E. Brown, to Associate Professor of English

Susan De Voge, to Associate Professor of Psychology

Alan Gubanich, to Associate Professor of Biology

Paul Page, to Associate Professor of Speech and Theatre

Howard M. Reed, to Associate Professor of Economics

Joel S. Colton, to Associate Professor of Physiology

Darwin Bradfield, to Rank III

Virginia Gobeli, to Rank III

Ronald Gustafson, to Rank III

David H. Mathis, to Rank III

C. Linnis Mills, to Rank III

Michael B. Mooney, to Rank III

Sally S. Kees, to Rank III

B. Jean Margerum, to Rank III

Marsha H. Read, to Associate Professor of Home Economics

Loretta A. Amaral, to Rank III

Linda P. Newman, to Rank III



C. Desert Research Institute



Richard Bateman, to Associate Research Professor

John W. Fordham, to Research Associate, Rank IV

Patricia Harris, to Research Associate, Rank III

John W. Hess, to Associate Research Professor, Rank III

Roger L. Jacobson, to Associate Research Professor,

Rank III



D. Unit



Niels H. Anderson, to Rank IV

Brad Boman, to Rank IV



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



41. Recommendations for Award of Tenure



Chancellor Baepler noted that recommendations were submitted

in February for preliminary review and discussion, with

action to be requested in March. Accordingly, approval of

the following tenure recommendations was recommended, effec-

tive July 1, 1978:



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Vicky Onyett, Associate Professor of Nursing

Mary Jane Watson, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Catherine Bellver, Associate Professor of Foreign

Languages

Robert Burgan, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Carol Kimball, Assistant Professor of Music

Scott Locicero, Assistant Professor of History

Corina Mathieu-Higginbotham, Associate Professor of

Foreign Languages

Charles Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Richard Sutton, Associate Professor of Political Science

Thomas Wright, Associate Professor of History

Duane Baldwin, Associate Professor of Accounting

Ronald Browning, Assistant Professor of Management

Betty Yantis, Associate Professor of Management

Judith Dettre, Associate Professor of Education

Lawrence Golding, Professor of Physical Education

William Marchant, Associate Professor of Education

Alfred Mc Daniels, Assistant Professor of Physical

Education

John Tryon, Professor of Engineering

John Wert, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Leonard Zane, Assistant Professor of Physics

Susan Kendall, Rank II, Library

David Weide, Assistant Professor of Geoscience

Roger J. Barnson, Rank III Athletics

Wayne O. Pearson, Rank II, Athletics

*Thomas Tominaga, Assisant Professor of Philosophy



*Added to list of recommendations subsequent to February

meeting.



B. University of Nevada, Reno



Jean Gray, Area Extension Home Economist, Rank II

Joseph Marion, County Extension Agent-in-Charge, Rank II

Michael B. Mooney, Area Community Resource Agent,

Rank II

Bruce E. Blackadar, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Morris R. Brownell, Associate Professor of English

Richard A. Curry, Associate Professor of Foreign

Languages and Literatures

Susan De Voge, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Robert T. Griffin, Assistant Professor of Art

Thomas J. Nickles, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Richard H. Fashbaugh, Associate Professor of Mechanical

Engineering

Bruce P. Johnson, Associate Professor of Electrical

Engineering

Eric S. White, Assistant Professor of Engineering Design

Technology

Eva L. Essa, Assistant Professor of Home Economics

Sally S. Kees, Assistant Professor and Home Economics

Extension Specialist

Lu Ann Nissen, Assistant Professor of Home Economics

Marsha H. Read, Assistant Professor of Home Economics

David M. Lupan, Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Jerry R. May, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

Ronald C. Reitz, Associate Professor of Biomedical

Sciences

Clifford J. Stratton, Associate Professor of Anatomy

Yung Sam Kim, Associate Professor of Mining Engineering

Margaret Rockenbeck, Counselor, Rank II



President Crowley reported that Robert C. Beall, who had

previously been included on the list of those recommend-

ed for tenure, has submitted his resignation.



C. Clark County Community College



Henry C. Ayoub, Instructor/Automotive

Alfred P. Baca, Instructor/Developmental

Scott Brim, Instructor/Data Processing

George Carpenter, Instructor/Social Science

Val Z. Garner, Director/Community Services

Harriet Gettler, Instructor/Nursing

Ralph E. Hall, Instructor/Food Service

Fred Hymes, Jr., Electronics Tech./Audio Visual

Arlene Ann Jorgensen, Counselor

Autumn Keyes, Counselor

Constance Koplow, Instructor/Graphic Arts

Paul E. Kreider, Dean of Instruction

Judith Ann Morris, Counselor

Drusilla Jo Anne Raney, Instructor/Child Development

Heinz Rettig, Instructor/Business

Paul T. Swartz, Instructor/Business

K. Larry Tomlinson, Instructor/Liberal Arts and Social

Science

Robert J. Whelan, Administrative Assistant



D. Northern Nevada Community College



Juanita Karr, Director/Learning Resources



E. Western Nevada Community College



Charlotte L. Bowen, Director/Testing and Placement

Donald L. Carlson, Instructor/Sociology

Gary C. Carpenter, Specialist, Criminal Justice

John A. Caserta, Associate Dean, Community Service

James Claybrook, Counselor

Michelle Dondero, Counselor

Joseph G. Doser, Instructor/Business

Eupha Harvey, Instructor/Nursing

Max K. Johnson, Administrative Assistant to the

Executive Dean

Elliot R. Lima, Associate Dean, County Centers

Donald Lynch, Public Information Officer/Journalism

Instructor

Bert Q. Munson, Associate Dean, Liberal Arts

Lewis E. Scott, Instructor/Radiologic Technology

Elizabeth R. Sturm, Director/Learning Resources

Roberta Trease, Instructor/Business

John Tylczak, Learning Resource Specialist

Mary Wardlaw, Instructor/English

Patricia Weyl, Counselor



F. Unit



Niels H. Anderson, Director, Computing Center

Paul D. Franklin, Manager, System Software

Young O. Koh, Consultant for Statistics Applications



Mr. Ross moved approval of the recommendations as presented.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried by the following

roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi,

Miss Mason, Mr. Ross

No - Mr. John Buchanan



Upon motion by Mr. John Buchanan, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, a

supplemental agenda containing two items was admitted.



42. Allocations from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the following

allocations from the Board of Regents Special Projects

Account:



A. $2,437.48 to provide housing and automobile allowances

to Dr. Joseph Crowley, effective with his appointment

February 24, 1978, as Interim President of UNR and

continuing through June 30, 1978.



B. $3,000 to a special account from which to purchase new

academic attire for the Regents. Academic attire

presently used is in excess of sixteen years old and has

begun to to show the wear. This amount will provide for

the immediate purchase of nine caps and gowns (at $184

each) and will allow additional funds for purchase of

attire as required.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



43. Retention of Special Counsel



Chancellor Baepler reported that General Counsel Lessly,

with the concurrence of the Chancellor, had retained the

services of Fielden Woodward, Esq., of the law firm of

Woodward, Hobson & Fulton of Louisville, Kentucky, to rep-

resent the University in the litigation filed in State

court in Kentucky with respect to the UNLV-Louisville

basketball game which was not played due to weather con-

ditions. Mr. Woodward is proceeding to obtain the com-

plaint in the action and will file the appropriate response

on behalf of the University.



Chancellor Baepler requested consideration of the following

additional emergency item.



44. Morrill Hall Restoration



Chancellor Baepler reported that the bids for the restora-

tion of Morrill Hall had come in substantially in excess of

the funds available. He requested that the Board approve a

loan to the Alumni Association of $170,000 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account in order that the project

may proceed.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



45. New Business



A. Mrs. Fong noted that she was on the prevailing side at

an earlier meeting of the Board when it failed to ap-

prove a request to eliminate a physical examination as

a requirement for admission, and now wished to request

reconsideration of that action.



Mrs. Fong moved that the proposal to discontinue the

physical examination as a requirement for admission be

reconsidered. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, failed by

the following roll call vote:



No - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Dr.

Lombardi, Mr. Ross

Yes - Mrs. Fong, Miss Mason



B. Mr. John Buchanan noted that a certain amount of contro-

versy has occurred in the past several days concerning

the Physical Education Complex and stated that it was

his understanding that the students still have some

gripes about the Complex. He suggested that the item

be again scheduled for discussion at a subsequent Board

meeting and at that time there should be an explanation

of Legislative intent, how the building was funded, and

other factors concerning the operation of the complex.



Chairman Buchanan agreed that this would be scheduled

for discussion at the next meeting if the students

wished to present their concerns in writing in order

that they may be reviewed by the Board prior to the

meeting.



C. Mrs. Fong proposed that an item be placed on the next

agenda to require that all personnel hired by the

University be subject to a physical examination before

employment.



D. Mr. James Buchanan presented a request by Mr. Karamanos

that a report be submitted to a subsequent meeting con-

cerning the feasibility of having all Campus police un-

der the supervision of the Chancellor's Office, and a

recommendation concerning whether or not such personnel

should be hired as employees of the Community Colleges

rather than have such security provided by private

firms. This report should include estimates of costs

and recommendations from the Administration.



E. Mrs. Fong also asked that a report be made at a subse-

quent meeting concerning the retention of a public re-

lations firm on a contract basis rather than using in-

house personnel for information and public relations.



The Board of Regents adjourned and reconvened as the Higher

Education Facilities Commission for the purpose of reviewing

recommendations concerning applications received for Title VI-A

grants for the 1978 fiscal year. The applications and their

point ratings under the provisions of the Nevada State Plan are

as follows:



Category I -- (Laboratory and other special equipment,

materials and minor remodeling)



University of Nevada, Las Vegas 90 points

University of Nevada, Reno 95 points



Category II -- (Television equipment, materials and minor

remodeling for closed circuit direct instruction)



University of Nevada, Las Vegas 85 points

University of Nevada, Reno 100 points



Chancellor Baepler recommended that the Board of Regents, acting

as the Higher Education Facilities Commission, approve submission

of the applications of the University of Nevada, Reno for both

Category I and Category II.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



The meeting of the Board of Regents reconvened.



Mr. John Buchanan moved that the Board go into Personnel

Session to consider nominees for Distinguished Nevadans

and Honorary Degrees. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



Following a Personnel Session, the Board reconvened in regular

session and took the following action:



Mr. Ross moved that the following awards be conferred by

UNR and UNLV at the May, 1978 Commencement:



University of Nevada, Reno



John Ascuaga, Distinguished Nevadan

Thelma Calhoun, Distinguished Nevadan

Wallie Warren, Distinguished Nevadan

Grace Dangberg, Honorary Degree

Neil Plath, Honorary Degree



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



William Peccole, Distinguished Nevadan

Judge Addeliar Guy, Distinguished Nevadan

William Morris, Distinguished Nevadan Judge

John Mowbray, Honorary Degree

Dr. Paul Sharp, Honorary Degree



Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Fong moved that the Board reaffirm its earlier posi-

tion that awards will not be conferred by the University

to an active political candidate. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 1:00 P.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

03-17-1978