03/23/1963

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 23-24, 1963








03-23-1963

Pages 389-401



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

March 23, 1963



The Board of Regents met in Room 108, Clark Administration

building, on Saturday, March 23, 1963. Present: Regents Hug,

Germain, Grant, Lombardi, Magee, White; Engineer Rogers, Busi-

ness Manager Humphrey, and President Armstrong. Regent Jacobsen

was present from 9:45 A.M. on and Dr. Anderson was present from

10:30 A.M. on. Deputy Attorney General Finnegan was present as

Legal Adviser. Regent Davis was absent on account of illness.



Reports Laxalt, Dromiack, Hershberger and Burton covered the

meeting for the Press.



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



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



The minutes of the meeting of February 23, 1963 were approv-

ed upon motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mrs. Magee, and

unanimous vote.



2. Approval of Check Registers



President Armstrong presented the attached Check Registers

from the Business Office and recommended approval.



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

unanimously by roll call vote that the Check Registers be

approved.



3. Bid Openings



President Armstrong reported on bid openings as follows and

recommended approval of actions taken:



a) Manzanita Hall Driveway



A meeting to open bids was held in Room 108, Clark

Administration building, at 2:00 P.M., on Wednesday,

March 13, 1963. Present were Assistant Business Manager

Hatori, Assistant Engineer Whalen and members of bidding

firms. Bid notice had duly appeared in local papers for

CONSTRUCTION OF MANZANITA HALL DRIVEWAY, RENO CAMPUS.



Bids were received and opened by Mr. Hattori as follows:



Ready-Mix Western $3,000

accompanied by bid bond



Isbell Construction Company $1,899

accompanied by cashier's check



Nevada Paving, Incorporated $2,051

accompanied by cashier's check



It is recommended that the bid of Isbell Construction

Company, in the amount of $1,899 be accepted, and a con-

tract be drawn to accomplish this work. This bid is

within the estimate prepared by the University Engi-

neer's Office, and funds are available in the Buildings

and Grounds Operating Repairs Budget, Account No. 01-

9010-039.



Respectfully submitted

/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

/s/ Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the acceptance of

the bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.



b) Concrete Lined Irrigation Ditches



A meeting to open bids was held in Room 108, Clark Ad-

ministration building at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March

21, 1963. Present were Assistant Business Manager

Hatori, Assistant Engineer Whalen, and a member of the

bidding firm. Bid notice had appeared in local papers

for CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE LINED IRRIGATION DITCHES,

University of Nevada, Main Station Farm.



Bids were received and opened by Mr. Hattori as follows:



Base Bid Alt 1



Baldwin Contracting Company, Inc. $24,400 $4,600

accompanied by bid bond



A & K Earthmovers $25,444 $6,250

accompanied by bid bond



It is recommended that the bid of Baldwin Contracting

Company in the amount of $24,400 and $4,600 be accepted,

and a contract be drawn to accomplish this work. This

bid is in line with the estimate prepared by the Uni-

versity Engineer's Office, and funds are available in

the Capital Improvements Budget, Agricultural Experiment

Station, Account Number 41-5055-25.



Respectfully submitted

/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

/s/ Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President

/s/ James E. Adams, Dean, College of Agriculture



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the acceptance of

the bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.



c) Lower Campus Roadway



A meeting to open bids was held in Room 108, Clark

Administration building at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March

22, 1963. Present were Assistant Business Manager

Hatori, Assistant Engineer Whalen and a member of the

bidding firm. Bid notice had appeared in local papers

for CONSTRUCTION OF LOWER CAMPUS ROADWAY, University

of Nevada, Reno, Nevada.



Bids were received and opened by Mr. Hattori as follows:



Ready-Mix Western Inc. $5,625.00

accompanied by bid bond



Isbell Construction Co. $5,967.66

accompanied by cashier's check



Nevada Paving, Inc. $5,944.00

accompanied by cashier's check



It is recommended that the bid of Ready-Mix Western

Inc. in the amount of $5,625 be accepted, and a contract

be drawn to accomplish this work. This bid is in line

with the estimate prepared by the University Engineer's

Office, and funds are available in the Buildings and

Grounds Budget, Account Number 01-9010-039.



Respectfully submitted

/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

/s/ Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the acceptance of

the bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.



4. Regents' Building Committee



President Armstrong read the minutes of the meeting held

on February 27, 1963, as follows:



BOARD OF REGENTS BUILDING COMMITTEE

February 27, 1963



Present: Dr. Anderson, Mr. Davis, Mr. Hug, Mr. Jacobsen,

Dr. Lombardi, Dr. White, President Armstrong,

Vice President Young, Business Manager Humphrey,

and Engineer Rogers.



At a meeting in Carson City the following actions were

taken:



1. Capital Outlay Needs, Reno and Las Vegas



The Board of Regents concurred in that the Las Vegas

delegation would be requested to introduce a bill for

those items of capital improvement which were not in-

cluded in the Executive Budget and that the Washoe

delegation introduce such a bill covering those items

for the Reno Campus not included in the Executive

Budget.



2. Residence Halls, Reno



Mr. Rogers presented the plans for an eight story Dorm-

itory which had been developed by Selden & Stewart which

were needed to complete the application to the Housing &

Home Finance Agency. He explained that these were par-

ti-sketches and that they could be altered after Housing

& Home Finance Agency had approved the full application.

Dr. Anderson asked if all Regents concurred and they so

indicated.



President Armstrong recommended approval of actions taken

by the Building Committee.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. White, carried

unanimously that the actions -- one regarding Capital Out-

lay Needs and the other regarding Residence Halls in Reno

-- be approved.



5. Progress Report, Building Program



Mr. Rogers reported as follows:



The progress of projects which have advanced since the re-

port of February 23, 1963, is as follows:



Planning Board Projects



Reno Campus:



Engineering-Mines Building: Architects have given final

inspection.

Women's Dormitory: Architects and University have in-

spected.

Mechanical Revisions, Addition to Jot Travis Student

Union: Project is complete.



Las Vegas Campus:



Library Sidewalks: Project is complete.

Outside Courts and Landscaping: Area is being seeded.



University Administered Projects



Reno Campus:



Irrigation Project #2: Bids have been received.

Manzanita Hall Drive: Bids have been received.

Lower Campus Roadway: Bids have been received.

Life Science Wing: Final inspection is in process.

Atmospherium-Planetarium: Construction on schedule.



Las Vegas Campus:



Grant Hall Remodel: Project is complete.



Discussion regarding Dormitory construction followed, in-

cluding a proposal for lend-lease arrangement, as presented

in letter from Mr. Finnegan expressing the opinion of the

Attorney General's Office that legally the plan as presented

in the letter is satisfactory. Chairman Grant, with consent

of the Board, turned the matter over to the Administration

for further study and investigation and asked that report be

made to the Board as soon as possible.



6. Freeway, Reno



Mr. Rogers showed, by photographs and charts, the freeway

routing through Reno, which has now been set. He said,

however, that minor changes would still be possible. The

road cuts through the Valley Road Farm, but Mr. Rogers ex-

plained that the overhead arrangement of the freeway would

provide access from one portion of the Farm to the other.

The relationship of the freeway to the Campus was also dis-

cussed, and agreement reached that everything possible

should be done to get as such traffic as possible diverted

from the Campus area. The Administration was authorized

to work with the Highway Department to try to accomplish

this purpose.



7. 4-H Property



Dr. Armstrong discussed the growth of the Lake Tahoe area

surrounding the 4-H Camp property and its effect on the

4-H Camp and its use as a campsite. Mr. Rogers pointed out,

with use of a map, the development and proposed development,

indicating that on both sides of the Camp there would be

apartment units of several stories. No other suitable land

for 4-H Camp has been found, and the fact that the present

property is well wooded makes it still acceptable for Camp

purposes.



Dr. Armstrong described the control of the property, which

is State-owned. Legislation setting up the control arrange-

ment of the property provides that the Director of the Agri-

cultural Extension Division of the University, under the

supervision and control of the Board of Regents, is author-

ized to manage the property. The Act includes provision

that "the Director, with approval of the Board of Regents,

is authorized to conduct negotiations for acquisition of

rights of way, etc., provided that no such negotiations

shall bind the State of Nevada until it shall be ratified

by the Legislature". The President reported that a much

needed long range improvement program is in the planning

process but is not yet ready for presentation. The fore-

most need is for legislative action giving the Board of

Regents the right to carry through on negotiations.



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

unanimously that permissive legislation be sought by the

University to give the Board of Regents clear authority

to negotiate for rights-of-way, and roadways, in case the

final decision is to retain the property.



Mr. Rogers discussed the roadways which are being planned

to cross the Camp property. Two roads would cross the

property running north and south, one approximately 1000

feet east of the Lake and the other about the center of

the property. The road near the Lake should be aligned

closer to the Lake and the other road should be deleted or

moved to the east end of the project. This would leave the

major part of the property in one piece. It was suggested

that the Douglas County Planning Commission should be re-

quested by the University Administration to accomplish the

above alignments. The President recommended that the above

procedure be followed. The Regents unanimously agreed by

consensus.



8. Hannah Creek Bequest



Attorney Melvin Jepson personally presented a check in the

amount of $1,752.51, representing the remainder of the

Estate of Hannah Creek, his client. The Will of Mrs. Creek

provided that the remainder of the Estate be given to the

University, unrestricted, except that it be used for the

Reno Campus.



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

unanimously that the check be officially accepted, and that

the Chairman of the Board be authorized to sign the receipt.



9. Lake Tahoe Park



Dr. Leslie H. Gould, Chairman of the State Park Commission,

was given permission to discuss the proposal for a bi-State

park at Lake Tahoe. With help of funds from the Max C.

Fleischmann Foundation, the Commission prepared a land use

study of the land owned by George Whittell at Lake Tahoe.

Request was then made to Mr. Whittell for a gift of 6000

acres for State Park purposes. Since there was no response,

the Park Commission looked into other possibilities of ac-

quiring the land, including purchase. It became obvious

that acquisition of the land was beyond the capacity of the

State of Nevada, and since 85-90% of the visitors to such

a bi-State park would be Californians, the Commission de-

cided to approach the State of California.



Dr. Gould said that the Commission then agreed it should

try to acquire more than the 6000 acres. They hoped to work

out some agreement with the University to have some public

use of land in the Whittell Forest and Wild Life Area, owned

by the University. Land adjoining the University-owned

Whittell Forest is owned by a Catholic organization and Dr.

Gould indicated that it could be purchased. It would then

be converted into a campsite. Dr. Armstrong called atten-

tion to the action of the Board to maintain the Whittell

Forest as a primitive area, and for that reason thought it

should not be included in the plans of the Park Commission.

The Regents asked Dr. Gould, and he agreed to have the Uni-

versity-owned Whittell Forest excluded, by amendment, from

the pending legislation.



10. Gifts



Gifts and grants which have been received by the University

were presented to the Regents by Dr. Armstrong with his

recommendation that they be accepted, as follows:



Library, Reno Campus



From Dr. Fred Anderson, Reno - $10 for books in the field of

Nursing in memory of Mr. Harry Sweetland.



From the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco -

$500 toward the organization of the James E. Church papers.



From Mr. Clark J. Guild, Reno - $5 in memory of Mrs. Amy T.

Greenfield.



From Mr. Forrest R. Holdcamper, Washington, D. C. - $30 for

books in History or Political Science, in memory of Dr.

Charles R. Hicks.



From Miss Mildred Levy, Reno - copy of "The Sazerac Lying

Club".



From Mrs. Warren V. Richardson, Reno - 83 volumes of Ameri-

can Institute of Mining Engineers Transactions, approximate

value $280.



From Mrs. George Schilling, Reno - 1st edition of "Roughing

It", with the stipulation that Frank Johnson may auction it

(Sanitary Flour Sack Style) at the Third House Session in

Carson City to raise money to buy a Mark Twain collection

for the Library.



From Mr. Grant H. Smith, Jr., Reno - SCAP reports, "Educa-

tion in Japan" (1946) and "Education in the New Japan"

(1948).



From the Bollingen Foundation, New York - copy of "Prome-

thus: Archetypal Image of Human Existence", by C. Kereniji,

Bollingen Series LXV.I.



From Mrs. Myrtle A. Cooper, Yerington - pamphlets and news-

papers from Tonopah, Goldfield and Rhyolite, in memory of

Oscar Olsen.



From Miss Mary Hope Westbrook, Reno - $65 for purchase of

books.



From Mr. Thomas C. Wilson, Reno - copies of "Munsey's Maga-

zine", October 1909 and "Hampton's Magazine", September,

1910, containing illustrated articles on Reno.



From the Reno Section, Women's Auxiliary, American Institute

of Mining Engineers - $15 for purchase of books in the field

of Mineral Science, in memory of Mrs. John N. Butler.



From the following donors to the Maurice R. Demers Memorial

Book Fund:



Mr. George E. Forsythe, Stanford, California - $25

Mr. Walter E. Mientka, Lincoln, Nebraska - $5

Dr. and Mrs. A. P. Morse, Orinda, California - $15

Professor M. H. Protter, Berkeley, California - $5

Mr. Chauncey Oakley, University of Nevada - $5

Dr. E. M. Beesley, University of Nevada - $25

Mr. Albert A. Bennett, Providence, Rhode Island - $10

Mr. John H. Rowland, State College, Pennsylvania - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Weihe,. Albuquerque, New Mexico -

$20



Library, Las Vegas Campus



From Foley Brothers Law Firm, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of

Mr. William Everett Mc Kenzie.



From Mr. Fred Smith, Las Vegas - two copies of "Nevada's

Yesterday - A Study in Ghost Towns", by the late Don

Ashbaugh, former Sunday Editor for the Review Journal.



From Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bunch, East Las Vegas - $169.06

for purchase of volumes of "New Oxford History of Music"

and records in the series of "History of Music in Sound".



From the Women's Auxiliary to the Nevada Society of Profes-

sional Engineers, Las Vegas - $100 for the purchase of books

pertaining to Engineering.



From the Women's Auxiliary to the Southern Nevada Pharmaceu-

tical Association, Las Vegas - $200 for purchase of books in

the Biological Sciences area.



Art Gallery and Show, Las Vegas Campus - from the following

donors:



Mr. and Mrs. Jack Woods, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. J. R. Crockett, Las Vegas - $100

Dr. Sigrid Moe, Las Vegas - $5

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. White, Boulder City - $70

Dr. and Mrs. H. V. Gibson, Las Vegas - $5



Miscellaneous Gifts



From Mr. Marty Hess, San Francisco - several jade specimens

and piece of ice-age elephant tusk.



From Mr. John B. Poppe, Whittier, California - $20 to es-

tablish a Civil Engineering Department Discretionary Fund

under the supervision of the Chairman of the Department.



From the Texas Instruments Foundation, Dallas - 160 tran-

sistors and approximately 1200 resistors, at a total value

of approximately $2,639.50 for the Electrical Engineering

Department.



From Lt. Col. Kenneth E. Day, Retired, Tucson, Arizona -

$18.75 for purchase of a Treasury Bond for the annual

Kenneth E. Day Riflery Award.



From Vic L. Smith, Consolidated Mines, Inc., Tonopah -

specimens of copper ore and magnesite for the Mackay School

of Mines.



Scholarships



From the Nevada Constables Association - $200 for a special

scholarship for Miss Jo Ann Elkin in the Orvis School of

Nursing.



From the Executives' Secretaries, Inc., Las Vegas - $400

to cover their scholarship at Nevada Southern.



From Western Electronic Education Fund, Los Angeles - $500

to be used "to encourage students to enter the field of

Electronic Engineering or one of its related scientific

fields".



From Crown Zellerbach Foundation, San Francisco - $500 for

a scholarship to a Junior or Senior student of promise

majoring in Journalism, for the academic year beginning

with the Fall of 1963, under the following stipulations:



1. Because Crown Zellerbach Foundation scholarships

are intended to encourage students of achievement

and promise, regardless of financial background,

the question of financial need must not be a

primary consideration in the selection.



2. Consideration of race, creed, sex or country of

origin must not enter into the deliberations.



3. No student who has previously held a Crown Zeller-

bach Foundation scholarship is eligible for this

award.



Grants



From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$83,000 for support of research entitled "Nevada Atmospheric

Research Project" under the direction of Wendell A. Mordy,

Desert Research Institute.



From Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $36,067

representing the final installment on the grant for the

Atmospherium-Planetarium.



Bequest



From the Estate of Daniel C. Jackling:



(1) Cash in the amount of $14,050.24

(2) 410 shares of Texas Gulf Sulphur Company

(3) 100 shares of Kennecott Copper Corporation

(4) 234 shares of Kansas City Structural Steel Company



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

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-

tary write notes of thanks to the donors.



Motion by Dr. Lombrdi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the following Resolution be adopted in

accepting the Jackling Bequest:



RESOLUTION NO. 63-2



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents has received an addi-

tional distribution from the D. C. Jackling Estate

consisting of:



(1) Cash in the amount of $14,050.24

(2) 410 shares of Texas Gulf Sulphur Company

(3) 100 shares of Kennecott Copper Corporation

(4) 234 shares of Kansas City Structural Steel

Corporation



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of

Regents of the University of Nevada hereby directs

that the cash and stock received be deposited to the

University of Nevada Endowment Fund, Agency No. 522,

Trust Department, First National Bank of Nevada, and

the Chairman is hereby authorized to sign the stock

transfer certificates on behalf of the Board of Regents.



11. Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan Awards



Mrs. Magee, Chairman of the Regents' Committee, presented

the following recommendations of the Committee, which met

on March 22, 1963:



After discussion, the Committee voted unanimously to recom-

mend to the Board of Regents the following actions for

Commencement, 1963:



1. The honorary degree of Doctor of Science to William

Elwood Ogle, '40, Physicist, Las Alamos, New Mexico.



2. The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Milton B. Badt,

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Nevada.



3. Distinguished Nevadan Awards as follows:



Miss Eva Adams, '28, director, U. S. Mint, Washington,

D. C.



Sister M. Seraphine, Administrator, St. Mary's Hospital,

Reno



Mr. Sessions S. Wheeler, Biologist, Reno, (B. S. '34,

M. S. '35)



Mr. Bert Acree, Austin



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

unanimously that the recommendations of the Committee be

approved, and that these individuals be awarded the honor-

ary degrees and Distinguished Nevadan Awards, as indicated.



12. Graduate Program



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

recommendations, approved by the Graduate Committee on

January 31, 1963, by the University Council on February 21,

1963, and by the Academic Committee on March 12, 1963:



1. The Master of Arts degree in Education be strengthened

by requiring all candidates to have a minor field of

study, to comprise at least 8 credits, in a subject

matter field in a College outside of Education.



2. The present program leading to the Master of Education

degree be retained but an alternative program (known as

option B) be adopted. All rules, regulations, require-

ments and procedures for option B are the same as for

the present program except:



a. No professional paper is required, but a final com-

prehensive written examination will be administered

by the major and minor Departments.



b. The completion of 32 semester credits with a major

consisting of at least 16 credits and a minor con-

sisting of at least 8 credits.



c. Secondary education majors shall take the minor in

a subject matter field outside the College of

Education.



3. A professional advancement program be instituted which

does not lead to an advanced degree. Applicants would

be admitted to the Graduate Special classification

under present rules and procedures. Any number of grad-

uate credits may be earned in this classification. The

Graduate Special student may apply for admission to

Graduate Standing at any time but must qualify by cur-

rent procedures of the Graduate School. If admitted to

Graduate Standing, the student may, upon proper approval

by the Graduate School, transfer up to 9 credits, earned

while in the Graduate Special catagory, to an advanced

degree program. Credits for courses which are taken

while the student is in the Graduate Special category

and which are proposed for transfer to an advanced de-

gree program shall be accepted under the usual rules

for acceptance of credit from another institution. How-

ever, grades received in courses taken while in the

Graduate Special category shall not be the determining

factor in the approval or disapproval of admission to

Graduate Standing. The 9 credit hours transferrable in

this category will be retroactive.



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

unanimously that the above recommendation be approved.



13. Class A Actions



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

Class A Actions, as amendments to the University Code.

These actions have been approved by the Academic Committee,

University Council, and by vote of the University faculty.



a) Rank and Salary Pattern



Based on the principal that a salary schedule admitting

extraordinary cases wherein the salary ceiling of a

given rank may be exceeded is at best difficult to ad-

minister and is at worst no salary schedule at all, the

University Council has proposed certain amendments to

the University Code.



These amendments would provide a specific salary ceiling

for each rank, except the rank of Professor or 4th rank,

and would set up some guidelines (now non-existent) for

the application of the salary-increase pattern. At the

same time the salary schedule would be liberalized by

the addition of a second overlapping step for each of

the three lower ranks.



The Council believes that the heart of the problem that

led to this proposal is closely related to the base of

the salary schedule and that these amendments, aside

from being sound in their own right, tend to focus

attention there. (In fact, the Council has assigned

first priority to consideration of the adequacy of the

base of the salary plan.)



The amendments, which have also been approved by the

Academic Committee, are:



On page 13, Chapter III of the University Code:



1. Delete paragraphs numbered 3, 5 nd 6 which read

as follows:



"3. Although there is no fixed ceiling on any

rank, ordinarily no further salary increase

occurs within the rank unless the base sal-

ary is changed:



A. After step No. 4 for Instructor or

first rank.



B. After step No. 7 for Assistant Profes-

sor or second rank.



C. After step No. 11 for Associate Pro-

fessor or third rank.



D. After step No. 16 for Professor or

fourth rank.



"5. Overlapping salary steps between the sev-

eral ranks provide for special assignments,

such as Coaching, for continuing appoint-

ments at a terminal rank, and for justifi-

able special appointments and promotions.



"6. The usual rate of salary advancement is

two years per salary step within rank.

Any acceleration in the rate of advancement

must be fully justified on the basis of

merit. The opportunity is available, how-

ever, for a well-qualified professional

staff member of exceptional ability and

continued brilliant achievement to skip

at least one salary step per rank. Except

in unusual circumstances, such as financial

exigencies of the University, ill health

of the individual, or poor performance not

quite justifying cause for dismissal the

maximum time in any one salary step is four

years."



2. Insert new paragraphs numbered 3, 5 and 6 which

would read as follows:



"3. The maximum salary which may be paid for

Instructor or first rank shall be step 5;

for Assistant Professor or second rank

shall be step 8; and for Associate Pro-

fessor or third rank shall be step 12.

There is no maximum provided for step 16

for Professor or fourth rank.



"5. The highest step in each range shall be

reserved for those persons considered to be

either outstandingly meritorious or in a

field of specialization where the competi-

tive demand is so extreme as to justify

higher salaries in order to hold or attract

competent faculty. In such cases full doc-

umentation shall accompany recommendations

for each individual.



"6. The usual rate of salary advancement is two

years per salary step within rank. Any

acceleration in the rate of advancement

must be fully justified on the basis of

merit. The opportunity is available, how-

ever, for a well-qualified professional

staff member of exceptional ability and

continued brilliant achievement to skip

at least one salary step per rank. Ex-

cept in unusual circumstances, such as

financial exigencies of the University

or poor performance not quite justifying

cause for dismissal, the maximum time at

any one salary is four years."



Chart B on page 12 of Chapter III, would be revised as

a result of the above changes to include step 5 in the

"Instructor or First Rank" column, step 8 in the "As-

sistant Professor or Second Rank" column and step 12 in

the "Associate Professor or Third Rank" column. Similar

revision would occur on Chart A, page 11 of Chapter III.



b) Selection of Emeritus Faculty



In order to bring within the framework of the University

Code the rank of Emeritus Status and its attendant ap-

pointment criteria, the University Council has approved

the following proposal, which has also been approved by

the Academic Committee:



Selection of the Emeritus Faculty,



A Proposed Amendment to the University Code



In the University Code, Chapter III, Section II, page 9,

insert directly after line 23 (counted from the top

down) the following:



Criteria for Appointment to the Emeritus Status



Emeritus Status is considered to be a rank attained

by a promotion taking place after retirement.



The qualifications for this rank are measured in

terms of the individual's total contribution to the

University, based upon both achievement and service.



Any member of the University faculty retiring after

serving the University for at least ten years must

be considered for promotion to this rank.



Any member of the University faculty who retires

after serving the University for less than ten years

may be considered for such a promotion. However,

conferral of the Emeritus Status in this case is

regarded as exceptional and will be made only when

the individual's service to the University has been

judged outstanding.



The regular procedure for effecting promotion, as

described in the Code, will be followed in every

instance.



Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that the above Class A Actions be approved.



14. Personnel Recommendations



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

personnel items:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Appointments as follows:



Ivan Blaine Jones as Assistant County Agent, Rank I, White

Pine County, at a salary rate of $6550 based on twelve

months' service, effective March 6, 1963 (replacement for

Alvin Kilmer).



Dale W. Bohmont as Dean and Director and Professor of Plant

Science in the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture,

effective July 1, 1963 at a salary rate of $17,000 based on

twelve months' service, plus use of an unfurnished house,

Main Station Farm, for the convenience of the employer, at

an annual rental of $500 (replacement for James E. Adams).



Change in Status as follows:



Philip Gene Busteed from Assistant Agricultural Agent, Rank

I, Lincoln County, to Assistant County Agent, Rank I,

Churchill County.



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointments as follows:



Philip Lewis Altick as Assistant Professor of Physics at a

salary of $8000 for the academic year 1963-64 (replacement

for Jerry Morrison and James Kliwer).



Patrick E. Ferguson as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a

salary of $2300 for the academic year 1963-64 (replacement

for James A. Hammond).



ADMINISTRATION AND COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointment as follows:



Ernest G. Palola as Director of Institutional Research and

Assistant Professor of Sociology at a salary of $8000 for

the academic year 1963-64 (new position).



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Appointments as follows:



Edward H. Howard as part-time Lecturer in Secondary Educa-

tion, at a salary of $350 for the Spring semester 1962-63.



Herbert Steffens as part-time Lecturer in Secondary Educa-

tion at a salary of $400 for the Spring semester 1962-63.



141 Supervising Teachers for the Spring semester 1962-63.



LIBRARY



Appointments as follows:



Mary Frances Frazier as Education Assistant at a salary rate

of $4500 based on twelve months' service, effective March

18, 1963 (replacement for Naomi Hainey).



Susan M. Rauch as Acquisition Assistant at a salary rate of

$4500 based on twelve months' service, effective Martch 14,

1963 (replacement for Esther Brown).



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Appointment as follows:



Brent P. Fabbi as Research Assistant at a salary of $1650

for the period March 1 to August 31, 1963 (salary to be paid

from National Science Foundation funds).



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointment as follows:



Claudette Lawson as Library Reclassification Technician at

a salary rate of $4000 based on twelve months' service, ef-

fective Mary 1, 1963 (temporary position under the Library

Reclassification Project).



Appointments in the Real Estate Basic Seminar, Spring 1963,

as follows:



Maurice de Young, Director of Business Administration Sem-

inars - $875



Reuben Neuman, Assistant Director of Business Administration

Seminars - $300



4 Supervising Teachers for the Spring semester 1962-63.



1 Lecturer in the Evening Division, Spring semester 1962-63.



Leave of Absence as follows:



Andre Simmons, Assistant Professor of Business Administra-

tion and Economics, for the academic year 1963-64, without

pay.



STATEWIDE SERVICES



18 appointments in the Evening Division, Spring semester

1962-63.



16 appointments in the Off-Campus Program, Spring semester

1962-63.



8 appointments in the National Defense Education Act Pro-

gram, Spring semester 1962-63.



Change in Status as follows:



J. Patrick Kelly, from Acting Dean of Statewide Services,

to Dean of Statewide Services, effective July 1, 1963.



Donald G. Potter, from Acting Director of Audio Visual Com-

munication, to Director of Audio-Visual Communication, ef-

fective July 1, 1963.



EMERITUS STATUS



Walter Brown Dye, who is to retire at the end of the current

academic year, to be given the rank of Agricultural Chemist

Emeritus, effective June 30, 1963.



Edith Holmes, who retired June 30, 1960, to be given the

rank of Order Librarian Emeritus, effective June 30, 1963.



Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried unani-

mously that the personnel recommendations be approved.



15. State Centennial



President Armstrong discussed a request from the State

Centennial Committee that the University provide a musical

presentation based on the Land-Grant movement and that the

group tour the State as part of the Centennial activities.

It was noted that, if such a project were to be approved,

University funds could not be used. President Armstrong

recommended that the University agree in principle at this

time, and work further with the Centennial Committee.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the proposal be approved in principle, as

far as funds are available, or that the University parti-

cipate with the Centennial Committee in some other way.



16. Association of Governing Boards Meeting



The Spring meeting of the Association will be held on May

12-14 in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Magee was appointed to repre-

sent the Board of Regents. Other Regents who might be in-

terested in attending were advised to contact the Presi-

dent's Office.



17. Music Program, Nevada Southern



Mr. Germain discussed the lack of a Music Program at the

Nevada Southern Campus and urged that the Regents look

forward to such a program at as early a date as possible.



18. Basketball Team



The Regents took note of the fact that the Varsity Basket-

ball Team, Reno Campus, held third place in the Far Western

Conference, and thought this achievement worthy of congrat-

ulations. There being no objection, the Chairman asked the

Secretary to write such a note on behalf of the Board.



The meeting recessed at 12 noon and was called to order by the

Chairman at 1:05 P.M.



19. Autonomy, Nevada Southern



Mr. Grant referred to the Educational Planning Committee

report, and discussed the recommendation that the Adminis-

tration work towards relative autonomy for the Southern

Region Division. Dr. Armstrong reported that all the var-

ious segments of the Planning Committee report have now been

distributed to appropriate members and groups of the faculty

for comment and recommendation. Also, self-evaluation is in

process at Nevada Southern. These will provide bases for

the Administration to use in developing appropriate relative

autonomy for the Nevada Southern Campus. Dr. Armstrong

pointed out that the results of the report and action by

the Northwest Association Committee on Accreditation, es-

pecially as to when Nevada Southern is ready to grant de-

grees, will have great bearing on the timing of such auton-

omy for Nevada Southern. Report and final recommendations

from Dean Carlson and the faculty should be ready by the

Commencement meeting of the Board.



The meeting adjourned at 1:25 P.M. and went into Executive Ses-

sion to consider personnel matters.



The next meeting was set for Saturday, April 27, 1963, in Las

Vegas.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

03-23-1963