03/29/1974

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 29-30, 1974








03-29-1974

Pages 43-84

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

March 29-30, 1974



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Center for

Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



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

(March 29, 1974) Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Rev. Joseph Kohn

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William W. Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson (afternoon only)



Members absent: Mrs. Nedra Joyce



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

Acting President James T. Anderson, UNR

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President John M. Ward, DRI

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., University Counsel

Mr. Edward L. Pine, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

Mr. K. Donald Jessup, UNS

Mr. Harry P. Wood, UNS

Dr. John Malone, UNS

Mr. Edward Olsen, UNR

Mr. Mark Hughes, UNLV

Dr. Harold Klieforth, DRI

Mr. Bill Bonaudi, WNCC

Dr. Pat Geuder, UNLV

Professor Jo Deen Flack, UNR

Mr. Kenneth Robbins, UNS

Mr. Terry Reynolds, ASUN

Mr. Dan Wade, CSUN



The meeting was called to order on Friday March 29, 1974 at 9:20

A.M. by Chairman Harold Jacobsen.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of February 15, 1974

were submitted for approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



2. Acceptance of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants reported by the Presi-

dents was recommended (report identifed as Ref. 2 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



3. Howard E. Browne Scholarships



Acting President Anderson reported that information has been

received from First National Bank that the University is to

receive a scholarship trust provided by Mr. Howard E. Browne

to be used by UNR "to provide one scholarship each year in

the sum of $250 for a graduating senior of Humboldt County

High School to be awarded to a boy or girl selected by a

scholarship committee of the Humboldt High School and one

scholarship in the sum of $250 to be awarded to a worthy

graduating senior student of Lander County High Schools,

alternating annually between Battle Mountain and Austin High

Schools."



Chancellor Humphrey recommended acceptance of the trust and

the terms specified by the donor, noting that the assets

which will provide these scholarships are to be transferred

to the University to become part of the general endowment

fund.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



4. Room and Board Charges, UNR



A. Vice President Pine reported that board rates at UNR

are currently set at $243 per semester, or $3 per day

for a 5-day 15-meal plan. He requested that the rate

be increased to $267 per semester, or $3.30 per day,

effective Fall, 1974. He stated that the increase is

necessary to meet the increased cost of labor (7 1/2%),

utilities (21%) and food (8%). Mr. Pine also recom-

mended that a 5-day 10-meal plan be offered to Juniors

and Seniors at $2.50 per day ($211 per semester).



Acting President Anderson reported that the action

brought by the State of Nevada Employees Association

against the University to prevent the University from

contracting its food services had been decided by the

Supreme Court in favor of the University and noted the

decision including the following statement: "Notwith-

standing all this, we believe the record before us fails

to show that appellants (the University) have offended

these criteria, and instead it shows that they have

proceeded in absolute good faith, upon mature delibera-

tion, for highly substantial if not compelling reasons,

and with respect for their employees' legal right and

personal well-being. Therefore, the judgment of the

district court is reversed, without costs."



In view of the necessity for the University to now

renegotiate the food contract, it was agreed that no

action would be taken on the request for an increase

in food services until the negotiations have been

concluded.



B. Vice President Pine recommended an increase in resi-

dence hall rates at UNR, effective Summer Session, 1974,

as follows:



Increase

Per Semester Present Proposed $ %



Double Room $278.50 $298.50 $20.00 7.2

Single Room 400.00 420.00 20.00 5.0

Damage Deposit 10.00 10.00 .00

Telephone 19.00 19.00 .00



Regular Semester



Double Occupancy per day 2.50 2.70 .20 8.0

Single Occupancy per day 3.50 3.75 .25 7.1

Double Occupancy per week 17.50 19.00 1.50 8.6

Single Occupancy per week 24.50 26.25 1.75 7.1



Summer School



Double Occupancy per day 3.00 3.50 .50 16.7

Single Occupancy per day 4.00 4.50 .50 12.5

Double Occupancy per week 21.00 24.50 3.50 16.7

Single Occupancy per week 28.00 31.50 3.60 12.5



Married Student Housing



Monthly 75.00 75.00 .00



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



C. Vice President Pine also recommended the following

schedule be approved for room and board for the Trial

Judges for the Summer of 1974:



Daily Board and Room Rates



Proposed

Combined Board and Room 1973 1974



Single Occupancy $10.85 $11.20*

Double Occupancy 8.20 7.70*

Judge and Spouse 16.60 16.65*

Dependent (over 6 years) 4.65 8.95

Dependent (under 6 years) 3.70 7.00



1974 room rates are computed as follows:



Judge (single occupancy) $8.50 per day

Judge (double occupancy) 5.00 p/day p/person

Judge and Spouse 5.00 p/day p/person

Dependent Child (double occupancy) 5.00 p/day p/person

Dependent Child (single occupancy 8.50 per day



(Children will be assigned a roommate whenever possible.

If no roommate of proper age and sex is available, sin-

gle rate will be charged.)



1974 board rates are computed as follows:



*Meals - Judge $2.70 per day (2 meals only, break-

fast and dinner)

Dependent or Spouse 3.95 per day (3 meals)

Dependent under 6 2.00 per day (3 meals)



*Reflects reduction of one meal daily for Judge.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



In the discussion following, suggestions were made for im-

proving the Dormitories in an effort to make the residence

halls more attractive and perhaps decrease vacancy rates.



Mr. Morris moved that the Chancellor's Office be requested

to prepare a report concerning the feasibility of granting

waivers of room charges to deserving undergraduate students

and graduate assistants. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



Mr. Steninger moved that residence hall rates as recommend-

ed above in 4.B and room and board charges as recommended

for the Trial Judges in 4.C above be approved. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Rev. Kohn moved that income produced by the increase in

residence hall rates be used to improve the living condi-

tions in the Dormitories rather than to defray deficits.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, failed to carry.



5. Assessment of Increase of Special Fees, UNR



A. Acting President Anderson endorsed a request from the

Orvis School of Nursing that a $10 per semester fee be

charged to Nursing students in Skills and Self Learning

Lab, N. 201, N. 301 and N. 401. This fee will be used

to offset the cost of equipment and supplies used by

individual students.



Acting President Anderson also endorsed a request from

the Orvis School of Nursing that a $5 fee be assessed

for the National League for Nursing Standardized

Achievement Test which is administered at the end of

the Junior year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective

with the Fall semester, 1974.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



B. Acting President Anderson endorsed a request from the

School of Medical Sciences for the assessment of a $10

laboratory fee to each student who enrolls in HSCS 282,

Health Care: Assessment, noting that the fee would be

used to offset the cost of supplies and equipment used

by individual students.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective

with the Fall semester, 1974.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



C. Acting President Anderson endorsed a request from the

College of Arts and Science that an increase from $10

to $15 in the laboratory fee for Criminal Justice 224

be authorized and that a laboratory fee of $15 be

assessed students in Criminal Justice 424, noting that

these fees will be used to offset costs of supplies

and equipment used by individual students.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective with

the Fall semester, 1974.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



6. Proposed Increase in Student Fees, UNR



A. Acting President Anderson endorsed a proposal by ASUN

that the Intercollegiate Athletics fee at UNR be in-

creased from $7.50 to $9.00 per semester. Of this total

amount, $2.00 will be designated for the Women's Inter-

collegiate Athletics Program (which now receives 50

cents of the $7.50 fee).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective

Fall semester, 1974.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



Dr. Anderson requested that a progress report be sub-

mitted on Women's Intercollegiate Athletics at CCD and

UNLV in 3 months.



B. Acting President Anderson endorsed a proposal by ASUN

that the ASUN fee be increased from $20 to $21 per

semester, effective Fall semester, 1974, with the in-

crease of $1 to be allocated to intramural and recrea-

tion programs and be administered by ASUN.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



7. Proposed Optional Membership in ASUN



Acting President Anderson endorsed a request by ASUN Presi-

dent Terry Reynolds that, effective Fall semester, 1974,

membership in ASUN be extended on an optional basis to

graduate students and to part-time undergraduate students;

i. e., those enrolled for 6 credits or less. Payment of

the ASUN fee would allow the individual to participate in

all ASUN activities, receive ASUN publications and vote

in ASUN elections, but not hold ASUN elective office.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



8. Division of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medical

Sciences, UNR



Acting President Anderson endorsed a request by the School

of Medical Sciences that a separate Division of Laboratory

Medicine be established within the School of Medical Sci-

ences. The Division would encompass the discipline of

Pathology and the Medical Technology Program. This proposal

was developed based on: (1) a recommendation by the

Liaison Committee on Medical Education, representing the

American Medical Association and the Association of Ameri-

can Medical Colleges; (2) recommendations by the Dean,

Biomedical Science faculty, and Executive Committee of the

School of Medical Sciences; (3) rapid expansion of the

disciplines of Medical Technology and Pathology; and (4)

improved poor communications with pathologists, medical

technologists and hospitals in Nevada as well as with

other Medical Schools and professional organizations. Dr.

Anderson noted that no additional budget request is con-

templated. An organizational chart for the School of

Medical Sciences was included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 9 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey noted that final action will be re-

quested in May.



9. Request for Change in Credits Required for Degree, UNR



Acting President Anderson endorsed a request from the Mackay

School of Mines for a change in the number of credits re-

quired for degrees in Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical

Engineering, Geological Engineering and Mining Engineering,

as follows:



Chemical Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering -

from 128 to 134 credits - Justification: to follow

advice given to the School by the ECPD accreditation

team, and to bring curricula into line with other

Engineering curricula.



Geological Engineering - from 130 to 134 credits -

Justification: to follow recommendation from ECPD that

the required courses be expanded.



Mining Engineering - from 128 to 134 credits - Justi-

fication: to enable the School to meet the requirements

of ECPD.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective Fall,

1974.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



10. Physical Sciences, Phase II, Investment Account



Vice President Pine reported that all new construction

and furnishings included in the budget for the Physical

Sciences Phase II have now been completed and the invest-

ment account has $94,932 remaining. He recommended the

investment account be closed, the remaining funds trans-

ferred to Corporate Trust 56 and be used to meet the

reserve account requirements and to provide a portion of

the next payment due.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



11. Lambertucci Mining Claims



Vice President Pine recalled that under the provisions of

the Will of Domenico Lambertucci, UNR acquired 68 patented

mining claims and 54 unpatented mining claims in and near

Tonopah. He also recalled that in 1969, the Board author-

ized the lease or sale of these properties and, in 1970,

following a public bidding procedure, accepted the bid of

the Hughes Tool Company for $500,000 for purchase of the

claims. The University was unable to transfer title, due

to protracted litigation with some of the heirs of Mr.

Lambertucci. In 1973 the Board authorized the recision of

the contract and returned the $125,000 deposit to the

Hughes Tool Company.



Mr. Pine noted that the litigation involving the mining

claims has now been resolved and title has been delivered

to the University. He requested authorization to adver-

tise the patented claims for lease for a period of 20

years, with a minimum monthly rate payable quarterly.

Opening of the bids will be scheduled in advance of the

May 10 meeting in order to permit a report and recommenda-

tion at that meeting.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Steninger, the

supplemental agenda was accepted for consideration.



12. Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture Land Transactions



Acting President Anderson reported that bids were opened

March 26, 1974 for sale of approximately 163 acres of the

Main Station Farm. One written bid was received from

Crocker Land Company of San Francisco in the amount of

$1,670,000.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended the bid be rejected and that a recommendation for

further action be submitted for consideration at a sub-

sequent meeting.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



13. Addition to Veterinary Science Research Center



Vice President Pine recalled that in December 1973 the

Board authorized a construction contract for an addition

to the Veterinary Science Research Center at the Main

Station Farm, and approved a total project budget of

$180,000. Of the total budget, $178,972.26 has been com-

mitted. Mr. Pine endorsed a request by the College of

Agriculture that the interior walls in the anatomy and

post mortem laboratories and the fish laboratory be

changed from wood frame and plaster-board to concrete

block to permit cleaning of the area with live steam.

This change will cost $3801.17 and will exceed the author-

ized budget by $1787.43 and will leave the project without

a contingency fund.



Mr. Pine requested the authorized budget be increased by

$6500 to provide for the requested change and to provide

a contingency fund for the remainder of the construction

period. He noted that funds are available in the Experi-

ment Station Facilities account.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



14. Request for Easement



Vice President Pine reported that the City of Reno has re-

quested an easement, 10 feet in width and 203 feet in

length, to construct a sewer at 15th Street and Virginia.

The construction will be north of the driveway into the

Stadium parking lot. Surface rights will be retained by

the University.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



15. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing transfers of funds:



#343 $500 to the Physics Department to provide coverage

for student wages.



#356 $1200 to the Psychology Department to continue support

for a secretarial position in the Clinical Psychology

Training Program.



#357 $14,675 to the College of Education to provide funds

for support payments to the high school teachers who

are involved in the Supervised Teaching Program.



#367 $3750 to the Art Department to cover Letters of

Appointment for 3 instructors for the Spring semester.



#368 $1500 to the Speech and Theatre Department to cover

a Letter of Appointment for the Spring semester.



#375 $391.56 to the Learning and Resource Center to cover

a portion of a classified salary.



#378 $1567.48 to Engineering Technology to cover the sal-

ary of a 1/2 time technician who has been reassigned

from the Electrical Engineering Department.



#379 $1325 to the Sociology Department to support a gradu-

ate fellow.



#381 $3000 to Intercollegiate Athletics to provide funds

to cover a Letter of Appointment for a Sports In-

formation Director.



#387 $250 to the Sociology Department to cover operating

expenses.



#395 $10,282 to the Industrial Mechanics Department to

purchase equipment for the new addition to the

Agricultural and Industrial Mechanics building on

Valley Road.



#400 $35,000 to the Department of Buildings and Grounds

to cover anticipated deficits caused by increased

rates for utilities.



#401 $10,000 to cover an anticipated deficit resulting

from the increased postage rates.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



16. Revisions of Estimative Budgets



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing revisions to estimative budgets previously approved for

1973-74:



1) The Audio Visual Communications Center requests the

following revision to adjust the budget to reflect

increased revenues and expenditures:



Account Name : Photo Sales

Account Number: 4-1-265-4910-002



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 5,317- $1,940 $ 3,377-

Interdepartmental Revenue 11,000 3,791 14,791

Total Source of Funds $ 5,683 $5,731 $11,414



Application of Funds

Operating $11,000 $9,000 $20,000

Reserve for Contingencies 5,317- 3,269- 8,586-

Total Applicatn of Funds $ 5,683 $5,731 $11,414



2) The Audio Visual Communications Center requests the

following revision to adjust the budget to reflect in-

creased revenues and expenditures:



Account Name : Radio/TV Sales

Account Number: 4-1-265-4910-005



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 2,365 $1,436 $ 3,801

Interdepartmental Revenue 2,500 2,500

Outside Sales 3,500 1,000- 2,500

Total Source of Funds $ 5,865 $2,936 $ 8,801



Application of Funds

Wages $ $ 500 $ 500

Fringe Benefits 20 20

Operating 3,965 2,535 6,500

Reserve for Contingencies 1,900 119- 1,781

Total Applicatn of Funds $ 5,865 $2,936 $ 8,801



3) The Chemistry Department requests the following revi-

sion to budget additional revenues and to adjust ex-

penditures to cover classified salaries:



Account Name : Chemistry Department Breakage Sales

Account Number: 4-1-265-5104-000



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 5,135 $1,603 $ 6,738

Student Fees 4,000 1,000 5,000

Interdepartmental Sales 8,000 8,000

Total Source of Funds $17,135 $2,603 $19,738



Application of Funds

Classified Salaries $ $1,500 $ 1,500

Wages 2,400 1,500- 900

Fringe Benefits 96 204 300

Operating 12,904 12,904

Reserve for Contingencies 1,735 2,399 4,134

Total Applicatn of Funds $17,135 $2,603 $19,738



4) The Chemistry Department requests the following revi-

sions to adjust the source of funding and provide for

graduate assistance and operating expenditures:



Account Name : NDEA Fellowship Department Allowance -

Chemistry

Account Number: 4-1-263-5104-003



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $18,000 $3,483 $21,483

Cost of Education Allownc 450 440 890

Total Source of Funds $18,450 $3,923 $22,373



Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $ 9,870 $ $ 9,870

Graduate Fellows 265 265

Fringe Benefits 1,070 15 1,085

Operating 5,000 500 5,500

Reserve for Contingencies 2,510 3,143 5,653

Total Applicatn of Funds $18,450 $3,923 $22,373



5) The Chemistry Department requests the following revi-

sion to adjust the source of funding and provide for

additional research expenditures:



Account Name : NSF Traineeship Departmental Allowance

Account Number: 4-1-263-5104-004



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 3,442 $6,093 $ 9,535

Cost of Education Allownc 450 450

Total Source of Funds $ 3,442 $6,543 $ 9,985



Application of Funds

Operating $ 1,000 $5,500 $ 6,500

Reserve for Contingencies 2,442 1,043 3,485

Total Applicatn of Funds $ 3,442 $6,543 $ 9,985



6) The Managerial Science Department requests the follow-

ing revision to adjust revenues and expenditures to

reflect the increase in off-campus programs and to cover

a one-time payment in G. U. E. for a 1972-73 seminar

program deficit:



Account Name : Nevada Insurance Education Fund

Account Number: 4-1-360-5153-001



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 1,551 $ 890- $ 661

Nev Ins Education Foundtn 15,000 7,000 22,000

Total Source of Funds $16,551 $6,110 $22,661



Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $11,025 $ 277 $11,302

Graduate Fellows 2,500 150 2,650

Fringe Benefits 1,338 31 1,369

Out-of-State Travel 500 500 1,000

Operating 1,000 5,000 6,000

Reserve for Contingencies 188 152 340

Total Applicatn of Funds $16,551 $6,110 $22,661



7) Mackay School of Mines requests the following revision

to budget the actual opening balance and to adjust ex-

penditure categories to cover additional salaries and

out-of-state travel:



Account Name : Mackay E. I.

Account Number: 4-1-360-5300-006



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 5,000 $7,857 $12,857

Endowment Income 13,000 13,000

Total Source of Funds $18,000 $7,857 $25,857



Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $ 8,000 $3,000 $11,000

Wages 500 500 1,000

Fringe Benefits 943 400 1,343

Out-of-State Travel 2,557 1,500 4,057

Operating 4,000 4,000

Reserve for Contingencies 2,000 2,457 4,457

Total Applicatn of Funds $18,000 $7,857 $25,857



8) The Nevada Bureau of Mines requests the following re-

vision to program unanticipated revenue and increased

publication expenditures:



Account Name : Bureau of Mines Sales

Account Number: 4-1-265-5856-000



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

From Opening Balance $ 5,000 $14,145 $19,145

Publication Sales 22,000 18,000 40,000

Total Source of Funds $27,000 $32,145 $59,145



Application of Funds

Operating (Publishing) $22,000 $31,050 $53,050

Reserve for Contingencies 5,000 1,095 6,095

Total Applicatn of Funds $27,000 $32,145 $59,145



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



17. Medical Examination Requirement for Admission



Chairman Jacobsen noted that Mr. Darrell D. Luce, Christian

Science Committee on publication for the State of Nevada,

had requested an opportunity to make a statement to the

Board. Mr. Luce presented a prepared statement which re-

quested that an exemption for the medical examination re-

quired for admission be provided for individuals who op-

pose the medical examination on religious grounds. (Mr.

Luce's statement on file in Chancellor's Office.) Follow-

ing Mr. Luce's comments, statements were also made by two

UNR students in support of Mr. Luce's request.



Chairman Jacobsen recalled that in February, the Board had

discussed a recommendation from Regent Thompson that the

policy requiring medical examination for admission be re-

pealed, and referred the matter to the Administration for

review with a recommendation to be submitted to the sub-

sequent meeting. Mr. Jacobsen noted that Miss Thompson

was not present and suggested discussion of her request be

deferred until later in the day.



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the agenda of

a report from Robert Locke, M. D., Director, Student Health

Services, UNR, and suggested that since Dr. Locke was pres-

ent it might be helpful to have his comments. Dr. Locke

reviewed his report as submitted through the Dean of Stu-

dents (report identified as Ref. 34B and filed in the

Chancellor's Office).



Mr. Morris moved that Mr. Luce's request be approved and

that upon submission of a document releasing the University

from any responsibility in regard to health matters, a

student who verifies the fact that he or she is an adherent

of a religion that relies on prayer for healing, can be

exempted from all medical entrance requirements at the

University of Nevada on both Campuses. Motion seconded by

Mr. Steninger, failed with the following roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Buchanan, Dr. Lombardi

Yes - Mr. Morris, Mr. Steninger

Abstain - Mr. Jacobsen, Rev. Kohn



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:30 P.M.



18. Desert Biology Laboratory, Boulder City



Mr. Robert Fielden, of the office of Jack Miller and Associ-

ates, presented the final plans for the Desert Biology

Laboratory, to be constructed in Boulder City. A review

of the project scope and budget was distributed with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 28 and filed with permanent

minutes).



President Ward and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



19. Report on UNR Graduate Program Admission Policy



Chairman Jacobsen noted the presence of Mrs. Patricia

Furchner, accompanied by Mr. Thomas R. C. Wilson, II, as

her counsel, and also noted that Deans O'Brien and Gorrell,

and Professors Varble, Mc Reynolds and Wallace of the

Psychology Department were present.



Acting President Anderson reviewed the earlier action of

the Board, commenting on the requests which had been made

at the May, 1973 meeting. A review of that action of the

Board was included in a report from Chancellor Humphrey

submitted with the agenda (identified as Ref. 8 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Mr. Wilson commented on a letter to Chancellor Humphrey

from Mrs. Furchner, dated May 28, 1974, noting that it had

been distributed to the members of the Board. (Mrs.

Furchner's letter filed with permanent minutes.)



In the discussion following the comments made by Acting

President Anderson, Chancellor Humphrey, Mr. Wilson, and

Professor Varble, concern was expressed that perhaps it

was inappropriate to discuss Mrs. Furchner's application

in an open meeting in that it was believed that it would

not be possible to discuss her application without discuss-

ing the applications of other students.



Rev. Kohn moved that the discussion be continued in

Executive Session. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent.



The regular meeting adjourned but reconvened within 5 minutes.

Chairman Jacobsen announced that it was the conclusion of the

Chair, acting on advice of Counsel, that this was not a appro-

priate matter for Executive Session.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the Board faces a

situation of attempting to deal with an individual student

along with a policy problem. He noted that the Board has

set minimum standards for admission to the University and

to graduate programs but the University must also deal with

the problems created where there are graduate problems with

a great number of applicants but which must maintain a

limited enrollment to protect the quality of the program

that is desired, especially in view of funds available,

citing the Clinical Psychology Program as an example.



Another factor which must be considered, he noted, is

whether or not it is feasible to give Nevada residents

preference in admission to limited enrollment graduate

programs. At the same time, the University must have

the right to select the students who will be admitted

into these limited enrollment programs based on both ob-

jective and subjective evaluations. This then introduces

the problem of confidentiality of admission documents from

the standpoint of those people who are asked to write

letters of reference, who serve on admission boards, and

who must make judgments concerning admission of an in-

dividual student. Also, there must be a procedure es-

tablished whereby the student may appeal a denial of ad-

mission if he believes the University has acted in an arbi-

trary or capricious manner, and the University must always

be in a position to prove that it has not acted in such a

manner.



It was the consensus of the Board, and no exception was

taken by those present, that a meeting would be held in

Acting President Anderson's office, at a date convenient

for those involved, that the meeting would be conducted as

a hearing into Mrs. Furchner's request, and that all of the

facts concerning the selection procedure that Mrs. Furchner

and her counsel wished would be disclosed. It was further

agreed that participants in the meeting would include, in

addition to Mrs. Furchner and her attorney, Chancellor

Humphrey, Mr. Hug, Acting President Anderson and such

other University personnel as Dr. Anderson wished to in-

clude. A report would be made to the Board of Regents con-

cerning the conclusions reached at that meeting.



20. Sale of Gund Ranch



Acting President Anderson reported that bids were opened

March 26, 1974 for the sale of the Gund Ranch. One written

bid was received from Mr. D. M. Finch of Berkeley, Califor-

nia in the amount of $303,000. No oral bids were received.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended the bid be rejected and an estimative budget adopted

to permit the Gund Ranch to be operated during the haying

season.



The following estimative budget was proposed:



Estimative Budget - April 15 - October 15, 1974



I. Sources of Funding

A. Opening of Cash Balance $ 0

B. Revenue

Amount by Source:

Sale of hay (1200 tons at $60) $ 72,000



II. Application of Funds

A. Object Account FTE Amount

Classified Compensation 1.00 $ 4,730

Wages .45 2,000

Operating 32,000

Total 1.45 38,730

B. Ending Fund Balance 33,270

C. Total Application of Fudns $ 72,000



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. Air Conditioning of College of Agriculture Building



Vice President Pine reported that bids will be opened by

the State Public Works Board on April 9, 1974 for a contract

to air condition the College of Agriculture building. He

requested authorization to submit the results of the bids

and a recommendation to the Board by mail ballot so that

the contract would not be delayed until the May 10 meeting.

Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



22. Proposed Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Speech

Pathology, UNR



Acting President Anderson presented a proposal from the

School of Medical Sciences for an undergraduate program

leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in

Speech Pathology. Copies of the proposal were distributed

with the agenda and are on file in the Chancellor's Office.



The action will be submitted to the May 10 meeting for

final action.



23. Proposed Master's Degree in Speech Communcation and Theatre,

UNR



Acting President Anderson presented a proposal from the

College of Arts and Science for a Master's Degree in Speech

Communication and Theatre to be offered by the Department

of Speech and Theatre. Copies of the proposal were dis-

tributed with the agenda and are on file in the Chancellor's

Office.



This proposal will be submitted to the May 10 meeting for

final action.



24. Proposal for Study of Admission Standards



Chairman Jacobsen noted that Regent Kohn had submitted cer-

tain proposals which had been placed on the agenda, as

follows:



(1) When a student applies for admission and his academic

subjects are below average, the student should be re-

quired to attend a Summer program so designed that it

will determine whether the person lacks the ability,

thus ought not to go into the University and should

be so advised, or if he does have the ability then it

merely has to be called to his attention that he must

improve in a given field. Regent Kohn cited a program

at the University of Oklahoma known as "Project Thresh-

old" as an example.



(2) It would be advisable to secure the services of con-

cerned professionals to help us review the programs

that are offered and methodology used to teach them,

and that future new programs should be geared to

community needs, State needs, and all programs re-

viewed, and if some programs have outlived their use-

fulness they be phased out.



(3) Guidelines be developed for teachers who have been

teaching on either Campus for 10 to 15 years and re-

quest that such faculty bring themselves up to date

both on content and methodology by attending seminars

during the Summertime here or in other communities.



Regent Kohn commented further on his proposal, specifically

requesting that consideration be given to the establishment

of a remedial Summer Session program, to be offered at no

cost to the student and with no academic credit, to those

students who are identified as lacking the ability or prep-

aration to do College level work, with this remedial program

to be required prior to enrollment at the University.



In the discussion following, Mr. Morris stated that he be-

lieved recommendations (2) and (3) were proper but he be-

lieved the remedial program proposed by Rev. Kohn was in

the domain of the public school system. He suggested that

if a student is identified as deficient prior to enroll-

ment, the public schools should be concerned with the cor-

rection of the deficiency. He strongly urged that Uni-

versity admission standards be maintained.



President Donnelly reminded the Board that remedial or

development programs are one of the objectives of the

Community College Division and the Campuses are interest-

ed in fulfilling that part of their mission.



The officers recommended that Rev. Kohn's proposals be

referred to the Divisions' Senates with a report and

recommendation to be made to the Board not later than

Fall, 1974.



Rev. Kohn moved approval of the above recommendation.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Mr. Morris moved that a letter be sent to the State Board

of Education inviting their cooperation in resolving the

problem identified by Rev. Kohn, and requesting a joint

meeting with representatives of the State Department of

Education and County School Superintendents and members

of the University community. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 17, Medical Examination Requirment

for Admission.



Mr. Steninger suggested that Counsel be requested to re-

view the University's position in relation to the request

for an exemption of the medical examination requirement.

Mr. Hug agreed that it would be worthwhile to explore,

noting that the University might not be in a defensible

position as far as the public health factor is concerned

in that there are so many part-time students who are not

required to satisfy the medical examination regulation.



Mr. Steninger moved that the University's policy requiring

a medical examination for admission be referred to Counsel.

Motion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



25. Community College/University Articulation Policy



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Articulation Agreement

approved by the Board of Regents in April, 1972 is included

in the Board of Regents Handbook as Chapter 20. Amendments

though February, 1974 are included. Additional revisions

have been proposed by the Articulation Board and have been

included in an amended copy of Chapter 20 which, Chancellor

Humphrey noted, was included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 41 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Humphrey reviewed the amendments and recommended approval

by the Board.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



26. Student Association Finances



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October, 1973, Counsel

Hug had advised that legally student body associations are

administrative arms of the University to whom certain duties

and responsibilities have been delegated by the Board. Pro-

ceeding from that advice, Dr. Humphrey noted that he had

recommended that student association funds be placed in the

current funds-unrestricted group and administered according-

ly. This would mean that University purchasing, personnel,

accounting, receipt of gifts, and contract policies and

procedures would be observed by the student governments.



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the October meeting,

the Board had adopted a motion to defer action on this

recommendation until procedures and regulations had been

developed by the students and the Campus administrations,

in consultation with the Chancellor and Counsel, and had

requested that a progress report be made in January, with

the anticipation that final action would be taken prior to

election of new student body officers, and with the under-

standing that if the Chancellor's recommendation is ap-

proved it would be implemented July 1, 1974. He noted that

a progress report had been made in January as requested.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that, effective July 1,

1974, student association funds be placed in the current

funds-unrestricted group and administered as are the other

funds included in this group, with the following points

observed:



A. The Constitution of each student association will guide

budget development and execution and no constitution

provision shall conflict with Board of Regents policy

and generally accepted accounting principles for Col-

leges and Universities. (The objective of these princi-

ples is to meet the public trust obligations for stew-

ardship and accountability, necessitating a system of

accounts and reports which will insure full disclosure

of the results of operations and financial position

of the funds.)



B. Established procedures for all purchasing, encumbrances

of funds, payroll, cash receipts and gifts, as stated

in the Division's administrative manual, shall be fol-

lowed, except as noted below.



C. A Division President may delegate to a full-time pro-

fessional business manager employed by a student as-

sociation, all or part of the responsibilities and

authority delegated to a Division controller or pur-

chasing director for other University funds. If such

delegation is made, (1) the associated students'

business manager will be guided by the same generally

accepted accounting principles for Colleges and Uni-

versities as are Division controllers; (2) an inde-

pendent public accounting firm will audit the associ-

ation's books annually and publish a certified state-

ment which shall be a public document.



D. Gifts shall not be accepted by a student association

until approved by the Board of Regents.



E. The contracting authority for student associations

shall be the Division President; provided, however,

that the President of CCD may further delegate this

responsibility to a Campus Executive Vice President.

Contracting authority shall not be used as a device

for censorship nor to control development of student

body policy; rather, the intent is to assure the

legally and fiscal responsibility of student body

transactions. If the contracting authority refuses

to execute the contract within five working days he

shall state his reasons in writing and return the

contract to the President of the student body organi-

zation. The President of the student body organization

may appeal this decision to the Board of Regents at its

next regular meeting.



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the agenda of

a report prepared by ASUN Business Manager Chris Cufflin,

approved by the ASUN Senate and transmitted by ASUN Presi-

dent Terry Reynolds (report identified as Ref. 42 and in-

cluded with permament minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey also noted that this item had been

placed on the agenda for discussion, with action scheduled

for the May meeting. He submitted a request from Terry

Reynolds that it be moved to an action item for UNR only.



Mr. Wade stated that UNLV is not willing that it be moved

to the action agenda.



Mr. Reynolds explained his reasons for requesting that this

item be acted upon at this meeting for UNR, noting that it

was his last meeting before going out of office and he

would prefer that the matter be settled while he was still

representing the UNR students. He also spoke in opposition

to the Chancellor's recommendation contained in paragraph E.

Statements were also made by other ASUN representatives in

opposition to the recommendation.



Following discussion, it was agreed that the item would

remain on the May agenda for action, and that the Board

would provide the necessary funds for Mr. Reynolds to

attend the May meeting in Las Vegas, in addition to the

attendance of the new ASUN President Tom Mayer.



The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M. and reconvened on Saturday,

March 30, 1974 at 9:15 A.M.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Rev. Joseph Kohn



All officers and staff who were in attendance the previous day

were again present.



27. Reduction in Credit Requirements for Graduation, UNLV



President Baepler endorsed a recommendation by the Univer-

sity Senate that, effective for those admitted beginning

Summer, 1974:



A. The minimum University requirements for the bachelor's

degree be reduced from 128 to 120 credit hours and such

University requirements in Physical Education activities

as may be currently required; and



B. The minimum requirement for the two year degree be re-

duced from 64 to 60 credit hours and such University

requirements in Physical Education as may be currently

required.



President Baepler reported that the rationale presented by

the University Senate in support of this recommendation

noted that the proposal had resulted from consultation

between the Academic Standards Committee and the Chairmen

of Departments and Deans of the various Colleges, "most

of whom either approved of this proposal or had minor

reservations." The University Senate also stated that

this change in policy will bring UNLV into line with more

than 75% of the nation's Universities. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



28. Recommended Revisions to Academic Standards, UNLV



President Baepler endorsed the following recommendations

from the University Senate:



RECOMMENDATION #1 - Repeating a Course - A student may re-

peat any course once and not have the original grade

computed in his grade-point average. The original grade

will remain on the transcript with a slash through it.

The fact that UNLV has granted a degree to a student

shall not preclude his right to repeat a course for the

purpose of improving his grade. However, class stand-

ing will not be affected by the results. The original

grade will not be deleted from the record and the GPA

at the point that the degree was granted will not be

adjusted.



RECOMMENDATION #2 - Satisfactory Progress - In cooperation

with the respective College Deans, the Academic Stand-

ards Committee shall establish College level standards

subcommittees; the composition of which will consist

of students and faculty as determined by the Academic

Standards Committee. At the end of a semester each

College standards committee shall receive a list from

the Registrar of students in its College who have

failed to make satisfactory progress.



Unsatisfactory progress will be defined as having failed

to achieve a 2.0 grade-point average for the semester,

or having received an N in more than 50% of credits

attempted in a semester, or having been placed on aca-

demic probation. The College subcommittee shall have

the following responsibilities:



a. Inform the students that they are in danger of

going on academic probation, or that they have

already been placed on it.

b. Determine if a student is accumulating an exces-

sive number of N grades.

c. Limit the academic load of a student.

d. Recommend academic probation or suspension.



A student shall have a right to appeal to the Academic

Standards Committee all decisions handed down by the

College level subcommittees.



RECOMMENDATION #3 - Scholastic Probation - An undergraduate

student is placed on scholastic probation at any time

one or more of the following is applicable (this pro-

bation policy does not apply to Summer School or a

mini-semester):



a. The cumulative grade-point average is below 2.0.

b. The grade-point average for each of two consecu-

tive semesters is below 2.0 even though the cumu-

lative average is 2.0 or above.

c. The grade-point average for any semester is below

1.5.

d. If probation is recommended by a College standards

subcommittee and its recommendation is approved by

the University Academic Standards Committee.



A student is released from scholastic probation when

his cumulative grade-point average is above 2.0 or when

the academic standards committee in his College recom-

mends he be removed from probation. A student who had

an overall 2.0 or above grade-point average at the time

that probation occurred will be released from probation

at the end of the first subsequent semester in which a

2.0 average or above is achieved.



RECOMMENDATION #4 - Scholastic Suspension - A student is

placed on scholastic suspension for one or more of the

following factors (this suspension policy does not apply

to Summer School or the mini-semester):



a. If he is on scholastic probation for two consecutive

regular semesters.

b. If at the end of any semester a student is deficient

10 or more grade points on either the UNLV record

or the cumulative record.

c. If suspension is recommended by a College standards

subcommittee and its recommendation is approved by

the University Academic Standards Committee.



With the exception of Continuing Education courses, a

student on suspension from the University may not

register for credit, noncredit, or audit in any course

or program of instruction offered by the University

during a regular semester. Registration of academical-

ly ineligible students will be cancelled by the Uni-

versity.



RECOMMENDATION #5 - Requirements for Readmission - A stu-

dent placed on first suspension will be readmitted if

he achieves a 2.5 average for 6 credits or more by

attending Summer Sessions at UNLV, by correspondence

study, by taking courses for credit through Continuing

Education, or by taking transfer work at any accredited

institution. A student on seconded suspension must

achieve a 2.5 average for 12 credits or more in order

to be readmitted. If at any time a student's overall

grade point average equals 2.0, he will be readmitted.

A suspended student will not be placed on suspension

while attempting to remove himself from probation prior

to his readmission. Neither will students be subject

to probation or suspension during a mini-semester or

Summer School.



RECOMMENDATION #6 - Disqualification - A student readmitted

after a second scholastic suspension will be suspended

again whenever the semester grade-point average is less

than 2.0 and the total grade-point deficiency is 10 or

more. The Academic Standards Committee will review all

suspensions beyond the second one on an individual

basis and will make appropriate recommendations.



RECOMMENDATION #7 - A student who received a semester of F

under the pre-1971 grading system as a result of im-

proper withdrawal may have one semester's grades changed

to Withdraw Pass (WP) on his record by petitioning the

Academic Standards Committee.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of all of the above

recommendations.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



29. Proposed Change in Program Title



President Baepler recommended that the Medical Records

Program in the College of Allied Health Professions be

retitled "Medical Assistants Program". He stated that the

program, as it is presently constituted, does not meet the

typical medical records requirements, and both Sunrise and

Southern Nevada Memorial Hospitals have requested that the

name of the program be changed.



In the discussion following, it was agreed that perhaps the

suggested title also did not accurately reflect the nature

of the program and should be referred back to the College

for further review. Dr. Baepler also agreed to submit in-

formation concerning the curriculum at the time the matter

is brought back for discussion.



30. Proposed Bylaws, UNLV



President Baepler submitted, with his endorsement, the

proposed Bylaws of UNLV as approved by the University

Senate. Bylaws were distributed with the agenda (identi-

fied as Ref. 23 and filed with permament minutes). Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective immediately.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



31. Proposed Increase in Room and Board Charges, UNLV



President Baepler reported that negotiations between UNLV

and Saga Food Service for the 1974-75 academic year have

been concluded with a resulting 12% increase in the new

contract. That increase, together with the general in-

crease in utility rates, and the increase in classified

personnel salaries, makes it necessary to increase the

board and room charges. President Baepler requested ap-

proval of an increase from $575 per semester to $635 per

semester (an increase of $60 or 10.4%). He requested no

change in the private room supplement ($110 per semester)

or in the Summer rates.



Comparative data of board and room charges at other Uni-

versities for 1973-74 compared with 1972-73 was submitted

with the agenda. Chancellor Humphrey noted that informa-

tion is not yet available concerning 1974-75 charges at

other institution; however, he stated, a general increase

can be assumed due to inflation. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval of the requested increase, effective

for the 1974-75 academic year.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



32. Contract with Nevada Power Company



President Baepler recalled that in 1970, the Board author-

ized a 10-year contract between UNLV and Nevada Power Com-

pany. This contract allows the University to be billed

under the Large General Services (LGS) rate schedule which

provides a cost savings in excess of 8%. Dr. Baepler noted

that UNLV now has a substation on the north part of the

Campus and is now purchasing enough electricity through

that substation to also qualify for the LGS rate schedule.

He recommended that the University enter into a second

contract with Nevada Power Company for a 3 year period with

a contract demand of 1800 KW. He estimated that this would

provide a savings of approximately 8.4% on power originat-

ing through this substation. Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



33. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following trans-

fers of funds:



#74-085 $2158 to provide an additional graduate assistant-

ship for the English Department.



#74-086 $2300 to provide an additional graduate assistant-

ship for the Department of Speech and Theatre Arts.



#74-088 $1526 to Department of Speech and Theatre Arts to

provide funds for the purchase of a cash register

for the Judy Bayley Theatre ticket office for cash

control purposes.



#74-095 $3800 to Anthropology to provide operating funds.



#74-097 $8800 to UNS Cooperative Development Project.



#74-100 $1800 to Psychology to provide operating funds.



#74-101 $1500 to Reading Center to provide operating funds.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



34. Environmental Studies Program, DRI



President Ward recalled that in 1970, the DRI National

Advisory Board recommended that "a program of environment

quality, drawing on the many pertinent resources of all the

present Centers (i. e., of DRI) and the rest of the Uni-

versity be initiated. An Environmental Quality Program

could be administered by the Director of the Institute,

with the aid of a Program Director and the Research Plan-

ning Committee." Dr. Ward noted that in response to this

recommendation, the DRI recommended that an Environmental

Quality Program be developed from existing laboratories

and centers of the Institute and that a Program Director

be designated. UNR and UNLV, noting that they too wished

to have environmental studies programs, requested at that

time that there be a cooperative effort in this area.



President Ward further recalled that in May, 1970 the

Board approved the DRI proposal designating it the Uni-

versity Program for Environmental Studies. The program

was originally administered by a committee, which was found

unworkable, and in July, 1971 the Board authorized the ap-

pointment of a Director of an Environmental Studies Program,

abolished the Environmental Studies Committee, and estab-

lished an Advisory Environmental Studies Committee to ad-

vise the Program Director.



President Ward reported that a review of the progress and

activities of the Environmental Studies Program has been

completed. The DRI Director's Council and Dr. Ward recom-

mended that the position of Director of Environmental

Studies Program be discontinued, effective June 30, 1974.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation and

suggested that the Advisory Environmental Studies Committee

be discontinued in its present form and reconstituted as

the UNS Environmental Studies Board in conformity with

Section 1.3.9 of the University Code. He stated that the

purpose of this Board would be the exchange of information

and coordination among the Divisions of the System concern-

ing such programs. He recommended that the present members

of the Advisory Environmental Studies Committee continue

to serve through September 30, 1974, consistent with the

terms of other UNS Boards.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



35. Night Depository Agreement, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of a Special Deposi-

tory Agreement with First National Bank, Spokane Branch,

Reno, for the use by WNCC of the night depository facili-

ties, with the following persons authorized to make de-

posits: Frank J. Burnham, Thomas Taylor and Clarence D.

Townsend. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



36. Culinary Arts Kitchen Project, CCCC



President Donnelly recalled that in December, 1973 the Board

authorized the CCD to lease facilities in Las Vegas for a

period of two years to be used as classrooms in connection

with the Culinary Arts Program offered by CCCC. These

facilities are located at 310 Wall Street, Las Vegas.



Dr. Donnelly endorsed a request from CCCC that a 50' x 50'

space in this leased facility be remodeled to provide a

production kitchen. A review of the project scope and

estimated cost was distributed with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 31 and filed with permament minutes). Estimated

cost is $120,000.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the project and

authorization to request the State Public Works Board to

select an architect/engineer and to proceed with the project

as soon as possible. He noted also that the lease provides

an option to renew for two years and commented that the

expenditure of this amount of money for leased facilities

would be economically sound only if the lease is to be re-

newed. President Donnelly stated that it was the intention

to exercise the option to renew.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



37. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

transfers of funds:



#949 $35,000 to Buildings and Grounds operating from Con-

CCCC tingency Reserve to provide funds for remodeling the

Culinary Arts kitchen.



#950 $5000 to Administration from Contingency Reserve to

NNCC provide funds for operating expenses through balance

of fiscal year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



38. Task Force Proposals



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that on February 15, the Board

of Regents concurred in Chairman Jacobsen's suggestion that

he confer with the officers of the University to develop a

specific proposal concerning Regent Anderson's suggestion of

task forces and that the proposal be ready for consideration

at the March 29 meeting. Dr. Humphrey stated that the vari-

ous suggestions made had been reviewed and presented the

following for consideration:



Assumed Objective and Procedure



It is assumed that Regent Anderson's objective was to

select a few significant problems of Systemwide im-

portance and assign these problems to a limited number

of task forces for development of a statement of find-

ings and recommendations. The task force statement

would then be referred to the Board of Regents and

action sought after students, faculty, administration

and Regents had had a reasonable opportunity for con-

sideration. It was also assumed that each task force

would consist of representatives of the various parts

of the University community and that all reports would

be received before the end of 1974.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested the following task forces be

considered:



Task Force #1 - General Subject: Academic Tenure

Task Force #2 - General Subject: Duplication of Courses

and Programs

Task Force #3 - General Subject: Student Services and

Related Areas

Task Force #4 - General Subject: Evaluation of Faculty

and Administrators



In the discussion following, opposition to the task force

concept was expressed and several alternative suggestions

were presented.



Mr. Steninger moved that the task force concept be rejected.

Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Mr. Morris moved that the Board adopt a policy of selecting

significant problems of Systemwide importance for study by

students, faculty, administration, Regents, alumni and oth-

er interested groups and that a reasonable opportunity be

given for discussion and consideration at a regularly

scheduled Board meeting. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



39. 1974-75 Work Program and Estimative Budgets



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the proposed 1974-75 Work

Program and all estimative budgets were included with the

agenda. He further noted that the format for this Work

Program is different from that of the previous years since

all budgets (except as noted in the document itself) af-

fecting a program area are grouped and displayed together.



Mr. K. Donald Jessup, Director of Institutional Studies and

Budget, commented on the document, explaining the process

used to develop the Work Program, the budget formula follow-

ed and what the various tables were intended to reveal.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that the Work Program had been

reviewed by the officers and was jointly recommended for

adoption by the Board.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



40. Acquisition of BLM Land for DRI and WNCC



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, recalled that in February,

1971 the Board had authorized DRI to acquire 467.33 acres of

BLM land in north Reno to provide a central location for the

Institute and its programs. The land was acquired for a

total cost of $1,168.33. A patent on 158.22 acres was is-

sued and a 20-year lease on the remaining 309.11 acres was

executed with an option to purchase or renew.



Mr. Wood further recalled that in February, 1973 the Board

had approved the concept of the DRI and WNCC sharing the

north Reno site and using WNCC Phase II funds for develop-

ment. As planning has progressed, Mr. Wood stated, it has

become apparent that the location of both the DRI and WNCC

on this site generates an increased building land require-

ment and it is anticipated that the planners will recom-

mend locating some of the permament facilities on land

that is presently leased.



President Ward, President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended that in order to provide greater freedom in

developing the master plan and to realize maximum utiliza-

tion of the available land, an application be submitted by

the Board of Regents to the Bureau of Land Management for

acquisition of the 309.11 leased acres at a cost of $2.50

per acre plus the filing fee of $10.



In response to a question from Dr. Anderson, it was noted

that title to all property acquired by the University is

vested in the name of the Board of Regents.



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

carried without dissent.



41. Proposed Revision to Regulations for Tuition Charges



Chancellor Humphrey noted that revisions have been proposed

to the Regulations for Tuition Charges (Title 4, Chapter

21, Board of Regents Handbook) as follows:



(1) To provide that tuition will be charged to out-of-state

student registering for 7 or more credits in a given

semester (Section 3).



(2) To provide that a student who registers and withdraws

before attending classes may have the determination

of his residency status set aside until such time as

he again applies for admission (Section 4.10).



(3) To clarify the status of alien students (Section 4.11).



(4) To provide for those exceptional cases which warrant

the exercise of some discretion on the part of the

appellate board and the President (Section 7).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of all items ex-

cept (1) which he noted will be further discussed with

the Cabinet prior to preparation of the 1975-77 budget.



(Chapter 21, amended to reflect the proposed revisions, was

included with the agenda, identified as Ref. 38 and filed

with permanent minutes.)



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

carried without dissent.



42. Addition to Board of Regents Handbook



Chancellor Humphrey noted that a new Chapter 10 of Title 4

of the Board of Regents Handbook had been developed to in-

clude current policy statements on Admission, Registration,

Grades and Examinations. No attempt had been made to de-

velop new policy or revise existing policy. Dr. Humphrey

noted the inclusion with the agenda of the draft (identi-

fied as Ref. 39 and filed with permanent minutes) which he

recommended be approved for inclusion in the Board of Re-

gents Handbook, with the understanding that recommendations

for amendments to the Chapter would be submitted to the

Board at a subsequent meeting.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



43. Duplication of University Parallel Courses



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February the Board

considered a request from the UNR Faculty Senate that "The

duplication of University parallel courses in Western Nevada

be eliminated, and that the University of Nevada, Reno, be

given priority in such courses." He noted that the Board

had directed that this matter be referred to the Chancel-

lor's Advisory Cabinet for review with a recommendation to

be made to the March meeting. Accordingly, a meeting of

an ad hoc committee of the Advisory Cabinet was held on

March 1 and minutes of that meeting were included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 40 and filed with permanent

minutes). Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the data

considered by the ad hoc committee did not support the

assumption that the CCD Summer Program was harmful to the

UNR Summer Session. He recommended that:



(1) The CCD Summer School class schedules for 1974, which

are not yet complete, be developed with due considera-

tion of the already published schedules of UNR and UNLV

and the Regential State Plan for CCD.



(2) In developing revenue proposals for the 1975-77 budget

request, continued consideration be given to registra-

tion fee adjustments which would remove or significant-

ly reduce the discrepancy now existing between the

Divisions.



(3) The Four-Year Master Plan for the System for 1975-79,

now in the process of development, address itself

specifically to the problem of inter-divisional com-

petition for lower division students in University

parallel courses.



Mr. Steninger moved approval, with a request that the

emphasis be placed on providing the best instruction at

the lowest cost to the student. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



44. Request for Study of Intercollegiate Athletics



Acting President Anderson presented, with his endorsement,

a request of the ASUN President that "a committee be formed

through the Chancellor's Office or the Division President's

Office to study the direction of intercollegiate athletics.

The makeup of the committee should consist of faculty,

students, administrators and Regents. Thirdly, I would

suggest that the committee be formed for one year only.

At the end of that year, suggestions will be made as to

the alternatives that may be followed, and decisions made

as to the direction of the program."



Chancellor Humphrey noted that his recommendation as con-

tained in the agenda that this be referred to a task force

was no longer viable. He suggested that the matter be

withdrawn and resubmitted at a later meeting with a recom-

mendation for a procedure for a study of intercollegiate

athletics as a System matter.



45. Proposed Increase in Graduate Fellow Salary Schedules



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February, the Board

considered a recommendation from the UNR Faculty Senate,

endorsed by Acting President Anderson, that the graduate

fellow salary schedule be increased for 1974-75 as follows:



Proposed for Increase

Step Present 1974-75 $ %



5 $3450 $3600 $150 4.35

4 3250 3400 150 4.62

3 3050 3200 150 4.92

2 2850 3000 150 5.26

1 2650 2800 150 5.66



At the Board's direction, this matter was referred back to

the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet for a recommendation con-

cerning the advisability of a uniform salary schedule for

all assistants and fellows within the University System.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the officers recommend

that this schedule be adopted for the System and become

effective July 1, 1974.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



46. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the Investment Ad-

visory Committee meeting of February 15, 1974 (minutes

identified as Ref. 45, filed with permament minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the minutes be accepted and

the actions of the Committee be confirmed.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



47. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board allocate

$17,400 from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund,

effective July 1, 1974, to provide salary and operating ex-

penses for a Special Staff Counsel to coordinate a deferred

gifts program for the University of Nevada System, for the

period March 1, 1974 through February 28, 1975. Dr.

Humphrey noted that this will supplement $8800 made avail-

able by UNLV prior to June 30, 1974.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent.



48. Approval of Fund Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfer of funds:



#11 $600 from the Chancellor's Office Operating to the

University Press Operating to assist the University

Press in covering final production costs of the Doten

Journals.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



49. Cooperative Doctorate in Education, UNR and UNLV



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that prior to submission of

the 1973-75 biennial budget, the Board of Regnets had ap-

proved a doctorate-in-education program for both UNR and

UNLV, subject to funding. The 1973-75 budget request in-

cuded both programs but neither survived the gubernatorial

and legislative reviews. The 1973 Legislature did, how-

ever, adopt a concurrent resolution noting a large group

of potential applicants for a doctorate-in-education pro-

gram and requested the Board of Regents to "consider the

establishment of a doctoral program in education, within

existing appropriations and funds, at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno."



Chancellor Humphrey reported that in order to comply with

this legislative request the faculties of the two Colleges

of Education, working together, developed a cooperative

Ed. D. program which is practitioner-oriented, essentially

external in concept and basically self-supporting from stu-

dent fees. Students could be accepted at either UNR or

UNLV, spend the first Summer at their "home" institution

and the second Summer at the other Campus. Part-time aca-

demic work would proceed over approximately 3 academic

years. This would expose doctoral students to both facul-

ties and make available the resources of both libraries.

Although the student would pay a relatively high registra-

tion fee of $75 per credit for credits earned in courses

taught especially for this program (and the regular regis-

tration fee for any other courses), the total cost to the

student would be substantially lower than present alterna-

tives, due to the fact that he would be away from home

only one Summer and would not have to take a year's leave

of absence to study full time.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the proposal included with

the agenda was prepared by UNR and UNLV faculty and was in-

tended to serve as both Phase I and Phase II presentations.

He stated that comments concerning the UNR portion of the

proposal would be heard today and comments concerning the

UNLV portion would be presented at the May meeting at UNLV.



Acting President Anderson, Dean Edmund J. Cain and Dr. Edwin

Dodson spoke in support of the proposed cooperative doctor-

ate in education.



Final action will be requested in May.



50. Admission Requirements for Students in High School, UNR



Acting President Anderson endorsed a request from Dr. Jack

Shirley, Director of Admissions and Registrar, that special

authorization be granted to admit a limited number of high

school seniors, as an exception to the Board's policy gov-

erning the early admission of high school seniors, for the

1974 Fall semester on an experimental basis with appro-

priate follow-up to determine if a modification of the

present policy should be recommended. Specifically, Dr.

Shirley requested that up to 50 students in their last

semester of high school, who have a "B" average or above

with an ACT composite score within one standard deviation

of the 21 minimum score presently required, be admitted on

an experimental basis. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval, with the understanding that a report will be

submitted following evaluation.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



51. Bid Opening, Elevator for Education Building, UNLV



President Baepler reported that bids were opened March 13,

1974 for the installation of a second passenger elevator in

the Education building. Bids were as follows:



Contractor Equipment Bid Amount



Claude E. Cook Construction Montgomery $35,579

Sletten Construction Montgomery 33,759

Sletten Construction United State Elevator 31,359



President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended award

to Sletten Construction for the installation of a United

States Elevator at a total cost of $31,359. Approximately

$2000 remaining in the project contingency funds will be

used with the balance to come from the Capital Improvement

Fee Fund.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without consent.



52. Landscape Architect, UNLV



President Baepler and UNS Architect Harry Wood recommended

that Wood-Saladino and Associates, Reno, be retained as

landscape architects for Campus planning at UNLV. Dr.

Baepler stated that the total fee will be $9000 with funds

to be transferred from the UNLV Contingency Reserve. De-

tails of the proposal were contained in Ref. 52 (and filed

with permament minutes). Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



53. Landscaping and Irrigation, WNCC, Phase I



President Donnelly reported that the additive alternative

for landscaping and irrigation for Phase I, WNCC, was in

the amount of $29,400. The construction contingency fund

has a present balance of $25,000 plus or minus; however,

the State Public Works Board wishes to retain $10,000 in

the project budget at this time.



President Donnelly reported that the State Public Works

Board has proposed that this part of the project be com-

pleted by utilizing $14,400 from the contingency fund and

the remaining $15,000 be provided by the University. Should

the project contingency fund have a surplus at the conclu-

sion of the project, the SPWB will refund the remainder.



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

$15,000 be made available from the WNCC Capital Improvement

Fee Fund.



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

carried without dissent.



54. Augmentation of 1973-74 Work Program, UNLV



President Baepler reported that UNLV will exceed its total

projected income for the current year by $170,669. He re-

quested that the UNLV budget be augmented by this amount

and suggested the following use of the funds:



1. Library Stacks $30,000

2. Angel Peak Expansion 32,359

3. Statistics Lab 18,160

4. Sewer and Water Line 15,000

5. Grant Hall Remodel-Art Dept 15,000

6. Outdoor Lighting 38,000

7. Sound Separation Door in

Bayley Theatre 7,500

8. Frazier Hall Landscaping 12,000

9. Library Computer Terminal 2,650



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that such

augmentation requires approval of the Department of Admin-

istration and concurrence of the Governor.



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

carried without dissent.



55. Augmentation of the 1973-74 Work Program, CCD



President Donnelly reported that both NNCC and CCCC will ex-

ceed the student fee income budgeted within their 1973-74

Work Programs. He requested that the NNCC budget be aug-

mented by $10,000 and the CCCC budget be augmented by

$110,000, with the funds to be spent for educational equip-

ment and supplies, thereby reducing this category of ex-

penditure in 1974-75, and enabling the Colleges to meet

the additional professional salary requirements which are

anticipated in 1974-75 in order to accommodate the larger

than budgeted student enrollments. (Enrollment at NNCC

has increased 29.9% over the projected enrollment, and

CCCC enrollment has increased 34.6% over projected.)



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that such

augmentation requires approval of the Department of Ad-

ministration and concurrence of the Govenor.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda was

submitted. The information agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000

(2) Foreign Travel Report

(3) Report of Disciplinary Cases, CCD

(4) Progress of University Projects

(5) Report of Fund Transfers



The meeting adjourned at 1:20 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

03-29-1974