03/21/1975

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 21-22, 1975








03-21-1975

Pages 58-74

                       BOARD OF REGENTS

                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                        March 21, 1975



The Board of Regents met in regular session on the above date

in the Center for Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



Members present:  Fred M. Anderson, M. D. (for part of meeting)

                  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. John Buchanan

                  Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

                  Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

                  Miss Brenda Mason

                  Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent:   Miss Helen Thompson



Others present:   Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

                  President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

                  President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

                  President Max Milam, UNR

                  Acting President Lloyd P. Smith, DRI

                  Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

                  Vice President James T. Anderson, UNR

                  Vice President Arthur Gentile, UNLV

                  Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

                  Vice President Herman Westfall, UNLV

                  Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

                  Mr. K. Donald Jessup, UNS

                  Mr. Edward Olsen, UNR

                  Mr. Harry Paul Wood, UNS

                  Dr. Patrick Beaulieu, UNR

                  Mr. Joseph Doser, WNCC

                  Mrs. Patricia Harris, DRI

                  Miss Delia Martinez, UNS

                  Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough, UNLV

                  Mr. Tom Mayer, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:15 A.M.



 1.  Approval of Minutes



     The minutes of the regular meeting of February 21-22, 1975

     were submitted for approval.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Mason, carried without dissent.



 2.  Report of Gifts and Grants



     Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

     Division Presidents was recommended (report identified as

     Ref. 2 and filed with permanent minutes).



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

     carried without dissent.



 3.  Smoking Policy



     In response to a request made at the February meeting,

     Counsel Hug submitted a letter stating that it would be

     legally permissible to adopt a regulation to prohibit smok-

     ing at Regents' meetings (letter identifed as Ref. 3 and

     filed with permanent minutes).  Mrs. Fong then restated

     her request that such a ban be imposed by the Board.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the smoking ban as requested

     by Mrs. Fong.  Motion seconded by Miss Mason, failed by the

     following roll call vote:



         Yes - Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason

         No  - Mrs. Knudtsen

         Abstain - Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Ross

         (Dr. Anderson and Miss Thompson were not present, Mr.

         James Buchanan did not vote)



 4.  Final Plans for Getchell Library Addition



     Final plans for the addition to the Getchell Library, UNR,

     were presented by the architect.  A review of the project

     scope and budget was included with the agenda (identified

     as Ref. 5 and filed with permanent minutes).  President

     Milam recommended approval of the plans as submitted.

     Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

     carried without dissent.



 5.  Campus Improvements, UNR



     Mr. Pine reported that the following bids were opened by

     the State Public Works Board on March 18, 1975, for the

     removal of overhead power lines between the old Electrical

     Engineering building and the Mechanical Arts building:



     Contractor         Base Bid    Alt. 1    Alt. 2     Total



     Nelson Electric     $27,792    $1,120    $1,695   $30,607

     Dyna Electric        28,476     1,650     1,550    31,676

     Acme Collins         28,800     1,600     1,400    31,800

     A-C Electric         27,918     2,853     1,609    32,380

     Advance Electric     28,995     1,688     1,984    32,667

     Harker & Harker      30,404     2,100     2,273    34,777



     President Milam recommended that the bid be awarded to

     Nelson Electric for a total contract of $30,607.  Chancel-

     lor Humphrey concurred.



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

     carried without dissent.



 6.  Construction at S-Bar-S Ranch



     Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened on March 18, 1975

     for construction of a 1250 square foot, 3-bedroom house

     at the S-Bar-S Ranch to provide living quarters for ranch

     personnel.  The cost of the structure had been estimated

     at $24,000; however, the low bid of the 5 received was

     $34,500.  Mr. Pine recommended that the bids be rejected

     and that the College of Agriculture and Physical Plant be

     authorized to seek bids for a prefabricated house.  Presi-

     dent Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



 7.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



     President Milam requested approval of the following fund

     transfers:



     Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



     #414  $150 to the Library to support work-study students in

           Health and Life Science Library.



     #415  $1400 to the School of Medical Sciences to provide

           funding for one graduate assistant in Speech Pathol-

           ogy and Audiology.



     #422  $300 to the Music Department to cover portion of the

           salary of a teaching assistant.



     #428  $1500 to the Art Department to provide matching funds

           for an NEA grant which will then provide funding for

           two letters of appointment.



     #429  $300 to Foreign Languages and Literature to cover

           operating expenses.



     #430  $750 to Speech and Theatre to cover a letter of ap-

           pointment.



     #433  $2250 to the Art Department to cover a letter of ap-

           pointment.



    *#439  $100 to the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

           to cover salary increase for a graduate assistant.



    *#440  $843.24 to the Bureau of Business and Economic

           Research to meet wage requirements for special

           projects.



     #441  $1550 to the College of Agriculture to provide sup-

           port in the wages category.



     #442  $700 to the Biology Department to provide coverage

           for a graduate assistant.



     Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget Accounts



     #434  $5048.70 to cover out-of-state travel and operating

           requirements in the Psychology Department's Behavior-

           ism account ($548.70 to out-of-state travel and $4500

           to operating).



    *Statewide account



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Mason, carried without dissent.



 8.  Approval of Estimative Budget for Basque Studies Summer

     Program



     President Milam requested approval of the proposed Esti-

     mative Budget for the 1975 Basque Studies Summer Session

     Abroad, as included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 9

     and filed with permanent minutes).  Chancellor Humphrey

     recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



 9.  Revision of Estimative Budget for ASUN



     President Milam requested approval of the following revision

     to the Estimative Budget for ASUN, noting that the original

     budget did not provide for student organization revenues

     and expenditures:



                                    Current   Revision    Revised

                                     Budget   Requested    Budget

     Source of Funds

     From Opening Balance          $ 15,000   $ 14,949   $ 29,949

     Student Fees                   193,320     17,832    211,152

     Activities                       7,560      2,440     10,000

     All Other Organizations                   100,000    100,000

     Tfr from Centennial Committee              19,500     19,500

         Total                     $215,880   $154,721   $370,601



     Application of Funds

     Professional Salaries         $  2,843   $          $  2,843

     Classified Salaries             17,518                17,518

     Wages                            1,000        600      1,600

     Fringe Benefits                  2,436                 2,436

     Operating                      176,838    154,121    330,959

     Reserve for Contingencies       15,245                15,245

         Total                     $215,880   $154,721   $370,601



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



Dr. Anderson entered the meeting at 10:00 A.M.



10.  Residence Halls, UNR



     Presidemt Milam recalled that in January, 1975 the Board

     allocated $25,000 from the Board of Regents Special Projects

     Account for emergency repairs and maintenance of the UNR

     Residence Halls.  In February a preliminary report concern-

     ing the expenditure of these and other funds for this pur-

     pose was submitted.  He noted the inclusion with the agenda

     of an additional report from Vice President Pine, reflect-

     ing the repairs which are under way or have been accomplish-

     ed and a schedule of a long range repair program for the

     dormitories and married student housing.  In addition to

     the report contained in the agenda, additional reports

     were distributed at the meeting (reports are on file in

     the Chancellor's Office).



     Following Mr. Pine's report and comments by President Milam,

     ASUN President Mayer distributed a letter containing certain

     recommendations, among which was a recommendation that the

     Board support a request to the Legislature for an additional

     appropriation to the University for the support of the dorm-

     itories.



     Following Mr. Mayer's presentation, President Milam re-

     quested an opportunity to review with others on his staff

     the recommendations made by Mr. Mayer, noting that they

     had not previously been discussed by the Administration

     nor had he been informed of the recommendations prior to

     the meeting.



     In response to Mr. Mayer's suggestion that the Legislature

     be asked to increase the University's budget by $38,419 per

     year, Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the Administra-

     tion is working for the adoption of the University budget

     request as originally authorized by the Board, and stated

     that, in his opinion, requesting an additional $38,000 at

     this point is not practical and would not be successful.



     Chairman Buchanan requested that President Milam discuss

     Mr. Mayer's recommendations with him so that the Board

     might have the benefit of the Administration's review and

     recommendation before further discussion of Mr. Mayer's

     request.



11.  Preliminary Plans, Anderson Health Sciences Building,

     Phase II



     Preliminary drawings for Phase II of the Anderson Health

     Science building were presented by the architect.  A re-

     view of the project scope and budget was included with the

     agenda (identified as Ref. 4 and filed with permanent min-

     utes).  President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

     approval of the preliminary plans as presented.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



12.  Graduate Student Association Fee, UNR



     President Milam asked that his recommendation concerning a

     change in the graduate student association fee be withdrawn

     from the agenda for consideration in May when all other

     fees will be discussed.



13.  UNR Land Foundation



     In response to a request at the February meeting that there

     be a review of the activity of the two University Land Foun-

     dations, President Milam reviewed the history of the UNR

     Land Foundation, noting that legislation was enacted by the

     1968 Special Session, at the request of the Board of Re-

     gents, which authorized the establishment of the University

     of Nevada Land Foundation.  Appointments to a Board of

     Trustees were approved in April, 1968, and negotiations

     begun with Mrs. Mariana Herman for the acquisition of

     Rancho San Rafael, consisting of approximately 450 acres

     in northwest Reno.  An appraisal was obtained and an op-

     tion secured in October, 1968 pending the outcome of the

     negotiations.  In April, 1969 the University was informed

     that Mrs. Herman's minimum price for Rancho San Rafael

     was $3.5 million and the option was not exercised.  Nego-

     tiations with Mrs. Herman were resumed with the offer in

     November, 1969 by the UNR Land Foundation to purchase 100

     acres of Rancho San Rafael at $4000 per acre.  The offer

     was not accepted.



     Dr. Milam noted that there have been no further negotia-

     tions with Mrs. Herman and there have been no additional

     meetings of the Foundation Trustees.  For information of

     the Board, appraisals of Rancho San Rafael were reported

     as follows:



         Dale C. Bell        07/15/68        $1,800,000

         John W. Carter      10/28/68         1,755,000

         John W. Carter      05/26/71         2,100,000



     Dr. Milam also reported the following as the last recorded

     membership of the Foundation Board of Trustees:



         Mr. Ray Bankofier               Mr. Frank Bender

         Mr. John Cavanaugh (deceased)   Judge Thomas O. Craven

         Mr. Eugene Empey                Mr. Paul Garwood

         Mr. Sam Houghton                Mr. Bill Ligon

         Mr. H. E. Manville              Mrs. Virginia Phillips

         Mr. Milton Sharp                Mr. Arthur M. Smith, Jr.

         Mr. William Thornton            Fred M. Anderson, M. C.

         Mr. Thomas G. Bell              Mr. James H. Bilbray

         Mr. Archie C. Grant (deceased)  Mr. Proctor Hug, Jr.

         Mr. Harold Jacobsen             Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

         Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.        Mr. R. J. Ronzone

         Mr. Albert Seeliger             Dr. Juanita White



         Dr. Neil D. Humphrey, ex officio

         Dr. N. Edd Miller, ex officio

         Dr. Alex Dandini, consultant



     Mr. Ross moved that present members be notified that their

     terms have expired and that recommendations from the Ad-

     ministration be presented to the next meeting of the Board

     for reappointment or new appointments to the Board of

     Trustees.  Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without

     dissent.



14.  DRI Contingency Reserve



     Acting President Smith noted the inclusion with the agenda

     of a detailed listing of transactions in the DRI Contingency

     Reserve since July 1, 1974 (identified as Ref. 14 and filed

     with permanent minutes).  He also asked that his request

     for a loan of $12,000 from the Contingency Reserve be with-

     drawn from the agenda, noting that the funds had been re-

     ceived from the granting company.



15.  Commendation to Department of Theatre Arts, UNLV



     Mrs. Fong requested that commendation on behalf of the Board

     of Regents be sent to the Department of Theatre Arts in rec-

     ognition of its production of "The House of Bernarda Alba"

     being selected as one of the top ten plays in the country in

     the 7th Annual American College Threatre Festival.  The

     production was directed by Dr. Jerry L. Crawford.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



16.  Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and

     Development



     Dean Anthony Saville, College of Education, UNLV, presented

     a report concerning the Southwest Laboratory, noting that

     in 1966 the Board of Regents became a signatory to the Joint

     Powers Agreement for Establishing the Southwest Regional

     Laboratory for Educational Research and Development.  Other

     parties to the agreement are Board of Regents for Arizona

     State University, Regents of the University of California,

     Arizona State Board of Education, Trustees of the California

     State Colleges, California State Board of Education, and

     Nevada State Board of Education.  Dr. Saville, as the repre-

     sentative of the Board of Regents on the Board of Directors

     of the Laboratory, requested that the Board provide a state-

     ment of support for the continuation of the Laboratory.

     President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



     Dr. Lombardi moved that the Board provide the statement of

     support as requested by Dean Saville.  Motion seconded by

     Dr. Anderson, carried without dissent.



17.  Campus Improvements, UNLV



     President Baepler reported that bids were opened by the

     Public Works Board on March 17, 1975 for installation of

     the Campus clock frequency generator system at UNLV.

     Bids were as follows:



         Acme Electric, Las Vegas         $38,890

         Bongberg & Whitney, Las Vegas     41,745



     President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

     the Board concur with the recommendation of the State Public

     Works Board that the bid be awarded to Acme Electric.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



18.  Regulations for Tuition Charges



     President Baepler noted that Regulations for Tuition Charges

     (Title 4, Chapter 21, Board of Regents Handbook) stated that

     "A student whose parent or guardian (as defined in the word

     'family') is a member of the Armed Forces and stationed in

     the State of Nevada pursuant to military orders shall be

     entitled to classification as an in-state student."  He re-

     quested that for purposes of tuition, service personnel on

     active duty at Nellis Air Force Base, and their spouses, be

     treated as in-state students.



     Chancellor Humphrey concurred and recommended that this

     change be made effective for all Divisions of the Univer-

     sity by changing the regulation to read:  "A student who

     is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, sta-

     tioned in Nevada, or whose spouse, parent or guardian (as

     defined in the word 'family') is a member of the Armed

     Forces and stationed in Nevada, shall be entitled to

     classification of an in-state student."



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



19.  Definition of Full-Time Student



     President Baepler noted that for fee purposes and for admis-

     sion to the University, a student enrolled at UNLV for less

     than 9 credits is considered a prt-time student.  Upon

     registration for the 9th credit, he is assessed the consoli-

     dated fee, out-of-state tuition, if applicable, and if not

     previously admitted to the University he must file appli-

     cation for admission and become an admitted student.  Dr.

     Baepler recalled the earlier action by the Board whereby

     assessment of out-of-state tuition will now occur at the

     7th credit.  He recommended that for purposes of consis-

     tency, all regulations which are now applicable to the

     student at the 9th credit become applicable, effective

     Fall semester, 1975, to the student at the 7th credit (e.

     g., application for admission, assessment of CSUN fees,

     etc.).



     President Baepler also noted that presently a $2 per credit-

     hour student union fee is assessed part-time students at

     UNLV, and a $27 per semester fee assessed full-time students

     (i. e., those registered for 9 credits or more).  He recom-

     mended that effective with the Fall semester, 1975, the stu-

     dent union fee be assessed all students at the rate of $2

     per credit hour.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



20.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



     President Baepler requested approval of the following fund

     transfers:



     From Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget Accounts



     #75-079  $834 to professional salaries, Football, to provide

              funds for Football Equipment Coordinator for re-

              mainder of fiscal year.



     #75-096  $7300 to Football - $3300 to wages and $4000 to

              out-of-state travel to provide funds for remainder

              of fiscal year.



     From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Funds



     #75-078  $3000 to President's Office to provide additional

              operating funds for remainder of fiscal year.



     #75-101  $8000 to Vice President for Academic Affairs,

              $5000 to assist Departments in recruiting and

              $3000 for operating funds for remainder of fiscal

              year.



     #75-102  $2520 to Music, $1200 to provide additional wages

              for the remainder of fiscal year and $1320 to

              provide funds for trip by Jazz Band to Orange

              Coast Jazz Festival.



     #75-104  $5450 to Biological Sciences, $800 for operating

              to assist in making field trips, $3700 for wages

              for students and other assistants in laboratories,

              $950 for field trip by Dr. Deacon's class to

              northern Nevada.



     #75-109  $5000 to Postage to cover increased costs and

              usage.



     #75-110  $5000 to Utilities to cover increased costs of

              utilities.



     #75-113  $1150 to Admissions to cover increased costs of

              recruiting and in-state travel.



     #75-116  $5400 to President's Office to provide funds in

              professional salaries for fund raiser for four

              month period.



     #75-118  $5000 to Physical Plant Alterations to provide

              additional funds for remodeling and repairs.



     #75-119  $1400 to Physical Education to provide a one-month

              letter of appointment for June for Department

              Chairman.



     #75-120  $6000 to Maintenance and Operations to provide for

              purchase of furniture for various offices.



     #75-121  $5000 to Security to provide for purchase of auto-

              mobile and auxiliary equipment.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



21.  Request for Easement, UNLV



     President Baepler reported that Nevada Power Company has

     requested an easement for an additional electrical substa-

     tion site to service the new Life Science building and

     Concert Hall.  The land requested is adjacent to the pres-

     ent north substation and within the decorative concrete

     block enclosure now being put up under the 1973 site im-

     provement appropriation.  President Baepler recommended

     approval.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred, noting that the

     necessary documents have been reviewed and approved by

     Counsel.



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

     carried without dissent.



22.  Request for Right-of-Way, UNLV



     President Baepler reported that Nevada Power Company has re-

     quested a right-of-way grant for underground service to the

     Center for Life, Religion and Peace from the existing power

     pole, undergrounds, across the Tropicana Access Road.  The

     right-of-way grant is 6 feet wide and approximately 56 feet

     in length.  President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

     mended approval, with the understanding that the necessary

     documents will be reviewed and approved by Counsel.



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

     carried without dissent.



23.  Request for Estimative Budget Revision, UNLV



     President Baepler requested the following revision of the

     estimative budget for Financial Aids Administration:



                                              Requested   Amended

                                     Budget   Increase     Budget

     Source of Funds

     Opening Cash Balance          $    100   $    476   $    576

     Overhead Revenue                 8,836      1,200     10,036

         Total                     $  8,936   $  1,676   $ 10,612



     Application of Funds

     Classified                    $  8,936   $          $  8,936

     Operating                                     600        600

     Out-of-State Travel                           600        600

     Ending Fund Balance                           476        476

         Total                     $  8,936   $  1,676   $ 10,612



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



24.  Proposed Revision of University Code



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that an amendment had been pro-

     posed to Section 3.5 of the University Code by the DRI

     Faculty Senate.  In accordance with the provision for amend-

     ment this proposal was referred to all Senates for consider-

     ation in December, 1974.



     Acting President Smith and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

     approval by the Board of the following revision to Section

     3.5, effective with new contracts:



     SECTION 3.5 - Economic Security Provisions for Desert

                   Research Institute Faculty



     3.5.1  DRI faculty are not eligible for appointment to ten-

            ure; however, it is the policy of the University that

            these faculty members shall enjoy the maximum econom-

            ic security which can be provided consistent with the

            method of financing the Institute.  In pursuit of

            this objective, in lieu of tenure, length of employ-

            ment contracts will be related to a faculty member's

            rank and total seniority in the Institute (not

            seniority in current rank), according to the follow-

            ing schedule:



            Rank I & O.  Research Instructor or Research Associ-

            ate I.  Faculty at this rank will receive a one year

            contract, renewable annually, regardless of length

            of service.



            Rank II.  Assistant Research Professor or Research

            Associate II.  Faculty at this rank will receive a

            one year contract, renewable annually, until they

            have completed 10 years of service, when they will

            receive a two year contract, renewable annually.



            Rank III.  Associate Research Professor or Research

            Associate III.  Faculty at this rank will receive a

            one year contract, renewable annually, until they

            have completed 7 years of service, when they will

            receive a two year contract, renewable annually.



            Rank IV.  Research Professor or Research Associate

            IV.  Faculty at this rank will receive a one year

            contract, renewable annually, during their first

            5 years of service; a two year contract, renewable

            annually during their next 5 years of service; and

            a three year contract, renewable annually, after

            completion of 10 years of service.



     3.5.2  The Center or Laboratory Director, in consultation

            with the DRI President, shall decide whether a pro-

            fessional contract shall be discontinued.  Except

            as provided in Section 3.5.3, the faculty member

            shall be given notification in writing by the Di-

            rector and the President according to the following

            schedule, based on length of service and length of

            contract:



            (a)  At least 3 months before the expiration of a

                 one year contract, during the faculty member's

                 first year of employment.



            (b)  After the completion of one year of service, at

                 least 7 months before the expiration of any one

                 year contract.



            (c)  At least 12 months before the expiration of any

                 two year contract.



            (d)  At least 24 months before the expiration of any

                 three year contract.



     3.5.3  In cases of demonstrably bona fide financial exigen-

            cy, employment may be terminated in two months by

            notification in writing from the Director and Presi-

            dent.  In such cases, the faculty member shall have

            the right, upon receipt of such notice, to appeal

            pursuant to provisions of this Code.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



25.  Revision to Annual Leave Policy



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the May, 1974 meeting,

     the Board requested that Mr. Hug draft an amendment to the

     Board's policy on annual leave for professional employees.

     The amendment was then referred to the Senates and to the

     Administration.  Chancellor Humphrey noted that the pro-

     posed revision was intended to clarify the policy state-

     ment as it applies to a termining faculty member, a faculty

     member going on leave without pay, and for a faculty member

     converting from "A" (12 months) to a "B" (10 months) con-

     tract.  The proposed revision as referred to the Senates

     and the Administration was included with the agenda (identi-

     fied as Ref. 27A and filed with permanent minutes).



     Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNLV Senate and Presi-

     dent Baepler had endorsed the amendment as proposed.  He

     also noted that the DRI Senate had endorsed the amendment

     with the following additional language:



     Add to Section 11.2:  A request for leave shall not be

                           denied if the leave otherwise would

                           be lost.



     Add to Section 11.6:  In any case, staff whose contracts

                           are contingent on available funds

                           shall be free to resign at any time

                           with two months written notice with-

                           out forfeiture of accumulated annual

                           leave or other privileges to which

                           they would otherwise be entitled.



     A proposal from the Unit Senate was included with the

     agenda (identified as Ref. 27B and filed with permanent

     minutes).  Additionally, a proposal from the UNR Senate was

     included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 27C and filed

     with permanent minutes).  Supporting statements for each

     proposal were made by the respective Senate Chairpersons.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the proposal reflected

     in Ref. 27A be approved as amended by the DRI Senate pro-

     posal, to be effective immediately for all Divisions of the

     University System.



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

     carried without dissent.



26.  Report of Investment Advisory Committee



     Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the Investment Ad-

     visory Committee meeting of February 21, 1975, and recom-

     mended that the actions of the Committee be confirmed

     (minutes identified as Ref. 28 and filed with permanent

     minutes).



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:40 P.M.

following a meeting of the Investment Advisory Committee.



27.  Retirement Board Request



     Chancellor Humphrey reported that Vernon Bennett, Executive

     Officer of the Public Employees Retirement Board, had writ-

     ten to Chairman Buchanan stating that the Retirement Board

     had determined that:



         Any person originally employed by the University of

         Nevada on a 10-month contract prior to June 30, 1975,

         shall be granted an additional .15 year of service

         credit for said year provided the University of

         Nevada certifies that the member was paid a full 12-

         month salary for the 10-month period.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board of Regents

     certify to the Retirement Board that faculty on 10-month

     or "B" contracts in their first year of employment are

     paid in 10 equal installments for the same length work-year

     for which they are subsequently paid in 12 equal install-

     ments; and further recommended that the Board request that

     the additional .15 year of service credit for the first year

     of service be provided.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28.  Faculty Work Load Proposal



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the December 6, 1974

     meeting, the Board of Regents adopted Resolution 74-3

     which referred draft regulations concerning faculty work

     loads to the various Faculty Senates and to the Adminis-

     tration for review and recommendation in order that adop-

     tion of a set of regulations by the Board of Regents might

     be considered prior to the issuance of faculty contracts

     for 1975-76.



     Enclosed with the agenda were the following references

     (all filed in the Chancellor's Office):



         Ref. 29B - UNLV Senate Action.

         Ref. 29C - WNCC Faculty Senate Action.

         Ref. 29D - Comments by UNR Senate Chairman Beaulieu.

         Ref. 29E - Suggestions by CCD President Donnelly for

                    changes for CCD faculty work load.



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that the timing of consideration

     of the 1975-76 Work Program and Professional Position Master

     List (and consequently the issuance of professional con-

     tracts) is controlled by the legislative adoption of the

     budget.  He stated that since the Legislature is not ex-

     pected to adjourn sine die until about May 1, the Board

     will not be asked to take action on the Work Program or

     on the Master List until the May meeting.  He recommended

     that action on the Faculty Work Load Guidelines be schedul-

     ed for the April meeting.



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

     carried without dissent.



     Dr. Mc Cullough noted that the UNLV Bylaws reserve to the

     UNLV faculty the responsibility for developing work loads

     for the faculty.  He suggested that if this interpretation

     were not a correct one, noting that interpretation of the

     Bylaws would, of course, be subject to the concurrence of

     the Board of Regents, perhaps the Board would wish to rule

     on this matter before further discussion of a System-Wide

     regulation concerning work load.



     It was agreed that this would be the first order of business

     at the April meeting in the discussion of the faculty work

     load proposal.



29.  Salary Schedule 1975-77



     Chancellor Humphrey commented that if the Legislature appro-

     priates money for the University of Nevada System at the

     appropriate level recommended by the Governor, there will be

     enough money for an average increase in professional compen-

     sation of 12.1% for 1975-76, as requested.  After providing

     for the necessary increased cost of fringe benefits there

     will be approximately 11% available for salary increases.

     This would total $2,009,400 for the System.



     Chancellor Humphrey requested consideration by the Senates

     and the Administration of a change in salary schedules which

     would add $1600 to each step of the 10-month schedule cur-

     rently used by UNR and UNLV and $1300 to the CCD schedule.

     For the Universities this would mean an increase of 20% for

     the base step of Instructor's range, gradually decreasing

     to 6.3% increase at the last stated step of the Professor's

     range and an average salary increase of 10%.  For CCD the

     increase in the base would be 16.5%, a gradual decrease to

     7.4 at the top of Schedule IV, and an average increase of

     10%.  Proposed schedules were inlcuded with the agenda

     (identified as Ref. 30 and filed with permanent minutes).



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that these schedules were pro-

     posed at this time for consideration by appropriate Admin-

     istration and by the Senates and a specific proposal will

     be made at the April meeting.



Discussion resumed on Item 3, Smoking Policy.



     Mrs. Fong moved that Item 3 be reconsidered.  Motion

     seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried by the following roll

     call vote:



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

               Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason

         Abstain - Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Ross

         No  - Mrs. Knudtsen



     Dr. Lombardi moved that smoking be prohibited at Board of

     Regents meetings.  Motion seconded by Miss Mason.



     Dr. Anderson moved to amend the motion to provide that

     smoking be permitted in a designated area of the room.

     Motion to amend seconded by Dr. Lombardi, failed by the

     following roll call vote:



         Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Ross

         No  - Mr. James Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen,

               Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason

         Abstain - Mr. John Buchanan



     Original motion carried by the following roll call vote:



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

               Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason

         No  - Mrs. Knudtsen

         Abstain - Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Ross



30.  New Business



     (1)  Miss Mason requested that there be some discussion

          concerning the complaints by students who are experi-

          encing difficulty in transferring credits earned at

          Clark County Community College to a baccalaureate

          program at UNLV.  It was agreed that an explanation

          of the procedures followed and the regulations con-

          cerning this matter would be placed on the agenda

          for the April meeting.



     (2)  Mrs. Fong asked for a report on the membership re-

          quirements of the fraternities and sororities present-

          ly active on both Campuses and the procedures used for

          handling membership termination.  It was agreed that

          Mr. Hug would provide an opinion on the University's

          obligation to enter into or participate in any liti-

          gation between a fraternity or sorority and one of

          its members seeking to discontinue membership.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda sub-

mitted.  The information agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



     (1)  Report of Foreign Travel

     (2)  Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000

     (3)  Progress of University Projects

     (4)  Report of Board of Regents Special Projects Account

     (5)  Report of Fund Transfers



The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.



                             Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary to the Board

                                                       03-21-1975