04/01/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 1-2, 1977








04-01-1977

Pages 77-110

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 1, 1977



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

Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda D. Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Max Milam, UNR

President Lloyd P. Smith, DRI

Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

Mr. Richard Belaustegui, Unit

Dr. Paul Burns, UNLV Senate

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/South Senate

Dr. Thomas Hoffer, DRI Senate

Dr. James T. Richardson, UNR Senate

Mr. Dan Russell, CSUN

Mr. Jim Stone, ASUN



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



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of February 18, 1977 were

submitted for approval.



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

carried without dissent.



The Board of Regents adjourned and reconvened as the Nevada

Higher Education Commission and then as the Higher Education

Facilities Commission. Following completion of the business of

those two Commissions, the Board reconvened as a Board of

Regents.



2. Acceptance of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported in Ref. 2

(filed with permanent minutes) was recommended.



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

carried without dissent.



3. Investment Advisory Committee



The report of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

February 18, 1977 was submitted (identified as Ref. 3 and

filed with permanent minutes). At the request of Mr. John

Buchanan, the following additions were made to that report:



5th paragraph reflecting sale of certain securities to

include the dollar amounts realized:



4,000 shares Standard Brands @ 27 $108,000

6,100 shares Houston Industries @ 33 201,300

2,060 shares General Electric @ 50 103,000

3,000 shares Warner-Lambert @ 29 87,000

2,000 shares Beatrice Foods @ 25 50,000

Commercial paper to mature totaling 202,700

--------

$752,000



6th paragraph reflecting investment of above proceeds

to include dollar amounts:



4,000 shares Pacific Gas & Electric @ 24 $ 96,000

6,000 shares Miles Laboratories @ 26 156,000

500,000 Government, Corporate or Agency Bonds,

short-term, yielding approximately 7%

500,000

--------

$752,000



Confirmation of the actions of the Committee reflected in

the minutes was requested.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



4. Jot Travis Student Union



Final drawings for the addition to the Jot Travis Student

Union were presented by Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect,

and by the firm of Casazza & Peetz, project arthitects. A

review of the project scope and budget was included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 4 and filed with permanent

minutes).



In addition, plans for the remodel of the ground floor of

Juniper Hall for use by the Student Health Services was also

presented. Source of funding and project budget are as

follows:



Higher Education Capital Construction Fund $121,473

University Funds (Dimmick Estate) 128,527

$250,000



Construction $205,000

Contingencies 9,225

Inspection 6,000

Architect/Engineering Fees 27,675

Plan Checking 1,700

Bid Advertising 400

$250,000



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the final drawings for the addition to the Jot Travis

Student Union and the remodel of Juniper Hall. Bids for

construction and for the necessary revenue bonds will be

advertised and a report of the results will be included in a

subsequent agenda.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



5. Mackay School of Mines, UNR



President Milam reported that, at the request of the Senate

Finance Committee, he and Chancellor Humphrey, Dean Baker of

the Mackay School of Mines, and the Mackay School of Mines

Advisory Committee had met with the Senate Finance Committee

on Thursday, March 17, to discuss accreditation problems re-

vealed by the recent review of the School by the Engineering

Council for Professional Development. Certain materials

were given to the Senate Finance Committee with the explan-

ation that they had not yet been reviewed by the Board of

Regents but would be included on the April 1 agenda. Ma-

terials submitted were (a) a comparison of accrediation re-

quirements versus the program situation in the Mackay School

of Mines (identified as Ref. 5A and filed with permanent

minutes); and (2) a list of immediate remodeling and equip-

ment needs totaling $379,810, as prepared by Dean Baker

(identified as Ref. 5B and filed with permanent minutes).

Dr. Milam noted that on March 4, the Senate Finance Commit-

tee was requested to appropriate $47,537 as a priority item

for personnel in the Mackay School of Mines.



Dr. Milam recommended that in view of the accreditation

problems identified in the exit interview by ECPD, the

Legislature be requested to appropriate general fund money

in the amount of $379,810 for equipment and remodeling.



During the discussion which ensued concerning the Mackay

School of Mines, particularly with respect to the negative

report of the ECPD team, Chairman Buchanan questioned why

this matter had never been raised with the Board previously.

In response to that question, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman

Richardson reminded the Board that the matter of inadequate

funding had been raised over the past several years and

particularly in regards to the Mackay School of Mines.



There was also a suggestion by Chairman Buchanan that the

Administration seek to determine, well in advance of the

submission of a budget, the amount of money which the Gov-

ernor would support as an appropriation for the University

out of the general fund and then budget toward that amount.

Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Dr. Lombardi and Mrs.

Knudtsen expressed opposition to such an approach, pointing

out that it is the Board's prerogative to determine the

programs the University will offer and the funding which

is required to support those programs. Chancellor Humphrey

stated that the Board has an obligation to submit to the

Legislature that budget which it believes will adequately

fund the University at the level which the Board believes

is satisfactory. He suggested that the Board would wish

to fully explore all of the ramifications of the method of

budgeting as suggested by Chairman Buchanan. (Transcript

of discussion on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the President's recommenda-

tion that the Legislature be requested to appropriate

$379,810 for equipment and for remodeling of the Mackay

School of Mines. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent.



President Milam recalled that in February the Board had

authorized an allocation of $15,000 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Fund to begin architectural studies

of the Mackay School of Mines building in cooperation with

the State Public Works Board, in order that appropriate

planning can be done for the use of private funds and for a

later request for University capital improvement monies.



Mr. Harry Wood reported that a committee, consisting of Dean

Arthur Baker, Vice President Edward Pine, Director of Physi-

cal Plant Brian Whalen, and System Architect Harry Wood had

met on March 22 to discuss the designation of an architect-

engineer and to establish the scope of work for the feasi-

bility study for the Mackay School of Mines building which

could be accomplished with the funds allocated by the Board.

Mr. Wood presented a recommendation of the Committee that

the firm of Esherick, Homsey, Dodge, and Davis, with assist-

ance from Clark Gribben, Jack Means or John Webster Brown,

be selected to accomplish a feasibility study for the

following general purposes:



1. To develop a planning program in cooperation with the

Dean and faculty of the School of Mines and the Chancel-

lor's Office for a facility, meeting the educational

needs of this school.



2. To develop viable alternatives of building rehabilita-

tion and or expansion to afford the necessary physical

space required to satisfy the program.



3. To determine whether any or all of the existing building

can by made structurally safe for conformance with

adopted building codes and standards.



4. To develop estimates of cost based on the various

alternatives and structural requirements for a usable

facility.



5. To investigate and suggest architectural solutions that

maintain the integrity of the existing Campus quadrangle

and are consistent with the University's master

development plan.



6. To develop a construction timetable for the orderly

progress of the viable alternatives should any one of

them be authorized and funded.



7. To summarize these findings in a working document that

will provide a vehicle to secure private and/or public

capital improvement funds to accomplish the most viable

alternative.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



6. Program Name Change, UNR



President Milam requested that the name of the "Electronic

Technology" program be changed to "Electronics Engineering

Technology" and the degree be designated "Associate of

Science in Electronics Engineering Technology". Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



7. Creation of Advisory Committee, UNR



President Milam requested permission to establish a Type 2

Advisory Committee, consisting of seven members, for the

Criminal Justice Program. The list of proposed members was

included with the Executive Session agenda. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



8. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid for 1977-78, UNR



Board of Regents policy (Title 4, Chapter 14, Sections 2 and

3 of the Board of Regents Handbook), provides that grants-

in-aid for tuition and registration fees may be provided to

undergraduate "students from other states and foreign

countries, not to exceed a number equal to three percent of

the total matriculated enrollment of students for the last

preceding Fall semester."



Based on the 1976 Fall enrollment, 227 grants-in-aid are

available for both out-of-state students and Nevada

residents. President Milam recommended these grants-in-aid

be allocated as follows for 1977-78:



In-State Out-of-State



Athletics 100 100

Music 44 30

Foreign 0 15

Other 83 82



227 227



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the allocations

as recommended. He noted, however, the increased interest

in marching bands for both UNR and UNLV and suggested that

the Board discuss the advisability of allocation of grants-

in-aid for that purpose.



In the discussion concerning marching bands, it appeared to

be the opinion of ASUN President Stone and President Milam

that there was little interest on the part of UNR students,

whereas, it was the opinion of CSUN President Russell that

UNLV students would be interested. It was also the opinion

of several of the Regents that there was substantial inter-

est among the members of the Las Vegas community, particu-

larly among the Boosters.



It was agreed that an advisory committee would be formed to

investigate the level of interest in a marching band and to

identify possible sources of funding.



Mrs. Fong moved to table discussion of the marching bands

until a subsequent meeting. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the allocation of grants-in-

aid as proposed by President Milam. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.



9. Request for Delegation of Authority, UNR



President Milam recalled that in February the Board had

authorized the development of plans and specifications for

construction of a swimming pool at the S-Bar-S Ranch. He

reported that the plans for a 25' x 50' pool have been com-

pleted and bids for construction will be opened April 8,

1977. Cost is estimated at $30,000 and funds are available

from the S-Bar-S Trust account.



Dr. Milam requested that, in order for construction on the

pool to commence as soon as possible, authority to review

the bids and award the contract be delegated to the

Administration, with a report to be submitted to the May

meeting. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried with Mr. John Buchanan and Mrs. Fong

opposing.



Mrs. Fong stated that she opposed based on information which

had been given to her by an employee assigned to the S-Bar-S

Ranch during an inspection trip she had made to the ranch

the previous day. She was critical of the decision to place

the pool within an existing pool, thereby resulting in a

smaller pool than had been there previously. She suggested

that by placing the pool at a different site, a larger pool

could have been constructed.



Mr. John Buchanan expressed concern about the size of the

pool and about the quality of pools which the University has

recently had constructed on the UNR and UNLV Campuses.



Vice President Pine responded to Mrs. Fong's concerns by

noting that the existing pool had been condemned by the

State Health Department because it was constructed below

grade and was being contaminated by the adjacent river.

The new pool is to be constructed above grade, to prevent

a recurrence of the contamination, and is being placed in-

side the existing pool shell because it is the more appro-

priate location for the pool. He also pointed out that the

pool is not intended to serve as a facility for water sports

or competition, but is intended only as a recreational

facility for the youth groups using the facility in the

Summer.



10. Revision of Estimative Budgets and Approval of Fund

Transfers



UNR President Milam requested approval of the following

revisions of estimative budgets for 1976-77:



A. Mining Engineering Sales & Service - The following

revisions result from a larger opening balance than

anticipated and a projection of the expenditure of

these additional funds:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 3,000 $ 4,229 $ 7,229

Sales and Service 15,000 15,000

Total $18,000 $ 4,229 $22,229



Expenditures

Prof Salaries $ $ 2,900 $ 2,900

Wages 3,000 2,700- 300

Fringe Benefits 300 300

Out-of-State Travel 2,000 2,000 4,000

Operating 10,000 2,000 12,000

Ending Fund Balance 3,000 271- 2,729

Total $18,000 $ 4,229 $22,229



B. Geology-Geography Sales & Service - The following re-

visions result from a larger opening balance than antic-

ipated and a projection of the expenditure of these

additional funds:

Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 1,000 $ 686 $ 1,686

Outside Sales 4,000 5,938 9,938

MSM Sales & Service 4,000 5,000 9,000

Lambertucci Account 1,000 1,000-

Total $10,000 $10,624 $20,624



Expenditures

Prof Salaries $ 4,306 $ 4,306- $

Fringe Benefits 465 400- 65

Wages 300 300

Out-of-State Travel 2,000 1,000- 1,000

Operating 2,000 16,259 18,259

Ending Fund Balance 1,229 229- 1,000

Total $10,000 $10,624 $20,624



C. School of Medical Sciences Planning Development - The

School of Medical Sciences anticipates larger income

through gifts to this account and requests authoriza-

tion to utilize the funds in the following manner:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 200 $ $ 200

Gifts 2,000 600 2,600

Total $ 2,200 $ 600 $ 2,800



Expenditures

Class Salaries $ $ 65 $ 65

Fringe Benefits 7 7

Out-of-State Travel 265 265

Operating 2,000 463 2,463

Ending Fund Balance 200 200-

Total $ 2,200 $ 600 $ 2,800



President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



#181 $3,420 to School of Medical Sciences, Student Affairs

and Administration Operating, to aid in the process-

ing of student applications. These funds will permit

a one-year lease of a magnetic card selectric type-

writer and a service contract.



#202 $673 to Curriculum & Instruction to provide salary

for a classified employee previously paid from non-

State funds.



#203 $150 to Sociology Operating to partially fund a DEC

Writer computer terminal.



#204 $6,000 to Library to provide wages for a portion of

the Spring semester.



#205 $500 to Curriculum and Instruction to provide wages

for the balance of the fiscal year.



#206 $100 to Recreation and Physical Education to provide

wages assistance for Rock Climbing course offered

during Spring semester.



#207 $500 to Foreign Languages Operating for purchase of

a mimeograph machine.



#208 $1,200 to Supervised Teaching Operating to cover an-

ticipated mileage reimbursement for Spring semester,

cost of student teaching handbooks, and Counseling

and Guidance Internships, and $350 to Fringe Benefits

to provide for required NIC coverage.



#211 $2,700 to Mathematics Professional Salaries - $1,500

for a letter of appointment for Spring semester, and

$1,200 for a letter of appointment for Summer for a

faculty member to update the material used in the

video tape class.



#217 $18,900 to Geology-Geography to provide matching

funds to secure a National Science Foundation grant

to replace obsolete and worn-out microscopes in the

Optical Mineralogy and Petrography Laboratory.



#219 $6,793 to Social Services and Corrections Profession-

al Salaries to support a .50 FTE position for balance

of year and $2,296 to Classified Salaries to support

a position for balance of fiscal year. These posi-

tions were previously supported by a grant which has

terminated. An additional $1,528 is required to pay

for accrued annual leave to a professional employee

whose contract has been converted from "A" to "B".



#220 $10,000 to Admissions and Records to provide for the

production of audio visual and other types of

informational materials for prospective students.



Other Funds



#180 $6,720 to Intercollegiate Athletics Operating. Funds

were originally budgeted in salaries and fringe

benefits in error.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



11. Housing Program, UNR



President Milam reported that HUD has announced that $155

million will be available to assist institutions in provid-

ing housing for students and faculty members by direct loans

for rehabilitation, alteration, erection or purchase of

dormitories. Applications must be made by August 15, 1977

for these loans which will be made at an interest rate of up

to 3%.



Dr. Milam requested that legislative authority be sought for

issuance of the $1.5 million in revenue bonds to be used to

improve married student housing at UNR. Several alterna-

tives are under consideration but require additional staff

work. These alternatives include one or more of the follow-

ing: (1) Rehabilitation of one or two buildings at Stead;

(2) new construction near the Reno Campus; or (3) remodeling

of White Pine Hall.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the Board seek the necessary

legislative authority which would permit the University to

apply for the HUD loan and to issue $1.5 million in revenue

bonds to improve married student housing at UNR.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



12. Restoration of Morrill Hall, UNR



Vice President Pine presented the architectural plans for

the restoration of Morrill Hall, noting that they have been

approved by the UNR Alumni Association. Project budget is

as follows:



Stabilization and new roof $ 91,256

Exterior restoration 72,076

Interior restoration 481,256

North porch addition 46,000

$690,588



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the architectural plans, noting that construction bids

will be requested as funding becomes totally available.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



13. Valley Road Farm Easement



President Milam reported that the City of Reno has requested

an easement on Wells Avenue and Valley Road on property

which is part of the Valley Road Farm. The easement is to

provide a bicycle path on the north side of Interstate 80.

The area involved is approximately 3,200 square feet and

will revert to the University if no longer used as a bicycle

path. President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval by the Board.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



14. Churchill County Agricultural Service Center



Vice President Pine presented the final plans for the

Churchill County Agricultural Service Center, to be con-

structed from a loan from the Valley Road Farm proceeds

and to be repaid monthly from lease income. Project

budget is as follows:



Engineering and Architect $ 14,000

Construction 153,000

Contingencies 15,300

Utility Connections 5,000

$187,300



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



15. Reorganization of Community College Division



President Donnelly presented a proposed reorganization of

the Community College Division designed to accommodate to

the reduction in staff which will be available to CCD Admin-

istration under the Executive Budget. Dr. Donnelly stated

that, in his opinion, this reorganization would permit the

President's Office of the Community College Division to con-

tinue to perform its two main functions: (1) planning, or-

ganizing and supervising the three Community Colleges, and

(2) providing services to the four Campuses.



As part of the reorganization, President Donnelly recom-

mended the following changes in titles within the

President's Office:



(1) Business Manager to Director of Business Services



(2) Administrative Assistant to the President to Director

of Instructional Services



(3) Public Information Officer to Director of Publications

and Student Services



The services provided by the President's Office would be

supervised in the following manner:



(1) Accounting - The accounting functions would come under

the general supervision of the Director of Business

Services, assisted by the Controller, with one

accountant being charged with the specific supervision

for WNCC and NNCC and the other accountant for CCCC.



(2) Fund and Grants - The Director of Instructional Serv-

ices would supervise and coordinate all of these pro-

grams for each Campus and the Director of Business

Affairs would be charged with the fiscal responsibility

for all these programs.



(3) Instructional - These duties would be handled jointly

by the Director of Publications and Student Services

and the Director of Instructional Services.



(4) Registration/Finance - The Controller would have the

supervisory responsibility for these services with the

two previously mentioned accountants having direct

responsibility for their Campuses. Each Campus would

have a cashier to work directly with the personnel

mentioned above.



(5) Purchasing - The Purchasing Agent under the direct

supervision of the Director of Business Services would

handle these duties for WNCC and NNCC. The Director of

Purchasing at CCCC under supervision of the Director of

Business Services would handle these duties for CCCC.



(6) Personnel - The President would be responsible for all

full-time professional contracts and personnel. The

Executive Vice President of each Campus would be re-

sponsible for all part-time professional contracts and

personnel as well as all classified personnel. Com-

pliance with Affirmative Action and Title IX guide-

lines would be the responsibility of each Executive

Vice President.



(7) Budgeting - These duties would be handled by the

Director of Business Services under the direct

supervision of the President.



The revised budget which results from this reorganization

necessitates the elimination of the following professional

and classified positions:



(1) Assistant to the President (CCD)

(2) Personnel Director (CCD)

(3) Executive Dean of Administrative Services (CCCC)

(4) Associate Dean of Administrative Services (CCCC)

(5) Coordinator of Finance (CCCC)

(6) Assistant to the Purchasing Agent (CCCC)

(7) Principal Clerk Typist (CCD)

(8) Four Account Clerks (CCCC)



The revised budget request reflects a net total of $479,538

for 1977-78 and $494,065 for 1978-79, as compared with a

current work program figure of $609,792.



Chancellor Humphrey joined President Donnelly in recommend-

ing this reorganization and requested authority to transmit

the proposal to the Legislature as a compromise between the

original UNS budget request and the Executive Budget

recommendation.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



16. WNCC/South Campus Summer School Budget, 1977, Approval of

Fund Transfers, and Revision of Estimative Budgets, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

Summer School budget for WNCC, South Campus, for 1977:



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 2,092

Student Fees 13,273

$15,365



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 7,000

Fringe Benefits 908

Operating 2,300

Ending Fund Balance 5,157

$15,365



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

transfer from the Contingency Reserve, WNCC/South Campus:



#1126 $11,000 to Instruction Operating for purchase of

Business instructional equipment, Law Enforcement

instructional equipment, Science instructional

equipment, film strips, maps and office equipment.



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

revisions to 1976-77 Estimative Budgets:



A. Child Care Center at Clark County Community College



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 524 $ $ 524

Fee Income 6,500 5,000 11,500

Total $7,024 $5,000 $12,024



Expenditures

Prof Compensation $2,524 $4,400 $ 6,924

Out-of-State Travel 500 400- 100

Operating 3,500 1,500 5,000

Ending Fund Balance 500 500-

Total $7,024 $5,000 $12,024



B. Food Services, Clark County Community College



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 2,750 $ $ 2,750

Sales & Services 137,500 93,000 230,500

Total $140,250 $93,000 $233,250



Expenditures

Class Compensation $ 21,969 $ $ 21,969

Wages Compensation 2,472 2,472

Out-of-State Travel 2,500 2,500

Operating 102,809 100,000 202,809

Ending Fund Balance 10,500 7,000- 3,500

Total $140,250 $ 93,000 $233,250



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



17. Bid Opening, Fuel Oil Tank Installation, WNCC/North



President Donnelly reported that bids were opened March 16,

1977, by the State Public Works Board, for the installation

of a fuel oil tank at WNCC in Reno. Bid results were as

follows:



A and A Plumbing and Heating $ 6,094.00

Petroleum Engineering 7,048.50

Paul's Plumbing Combustion and Equip. Co. 7,982.00

Savage and Son, Inc. 8,900.00

Hansen Mechanical 13,400.00



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Board concur in the award by the State Public Works

Board of a contract to A and A Plumbing and Heating in the

amount of $6,094.



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



18. Applied Physiology Laboratory, DRI



President Smith reported that the DRI National Advisory

Board, the DRI Senate and the UNLV Biology Department have

recommended that the DRI Applied Physiology Laboratory be

transferred to UNLV and be administratively supervised by

the UNLV Biology Department. President Smith and President

Baepler concurred in the proposed transfer. It was also

noted that Dr. Bruce Dill, founding Director of the Labo-

ratory, has resigned effective June 30, 1977. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval, effective immediately.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



19. Solar Research Facility



President Smith reported the following bids received by the

State Public Works Board on March 30, 1977:



Base Alt A B C Total



Cloud's Landscpg $8,778 $ 357.50 $168 $200 $ 9,503.50

ABC Landscpg 8,692 420.00 270 350 9,732.00

Artus Landscpg 5,200 4,130.00 400 450 10,180.00

Howard's Landscpg 9,498 490.00 405 400 10,793.00



Alternate A - Increase quantities in designated areas by

7 tons each.

Alternate B - Increase size of Photinia to 15 gallons.

Alternate C - Increase size of Arizona Cypress to 15

gallons.



President Smith and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board of Regents concur in the award by the State Public

Works Board of a contract to Cloud's Landscaping in the

amount of $9,503.50 (base bid plus all alternates).



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

carried without dissent.



20. Amendment to DRI Financial Plan



President Smith requested authorization to amend the 1976-77

Financial Plan for DRI by transfer of $4,000 from the

Reserve for Unrealized Income (Indirect Cost Recovery) to

Fund Recruiting and Screening Accounts (at $2,000 each) for

the Executive Directors of the Energy and Atmospheric Envi-

ronment Center and the Water Resources Center. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



21. Revision of Estimative Budgets, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following revi-

sions of the Estimative Budgets for 1976-77:



A. Energy and Atmospheric Environment Center Indirect Cost



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Indirect Cost Recovery $75,000 $48,540 $123,540



Expenditures

Prof Salaries $ $18,000 $ 18,000

Tech Salaries 12,000 12,000

Fringe Benefits 3,540 3,540

Operating 75,000 15,000 90,000

Total $75,000 $48,540 $123,540



B. Water Resources Center Administration



Revenue $30,000 $35,070 $ 65,070



Expenditures

Prof Salaries $ $28,000 $ 28,000

Tech Salaries 3,600 3,600

Fringe Benefits 3,470 3,470

Operating 30,000 30,000

Total $30,000 $35,070 $ 65,070



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



22. Approval of Fund Transfer, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following fund

transfer:



#77-016 $52,119 from the Energy Studies and Reorientation

Reserve to Energy Studies to provide salary

funding.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



23. Registration Fee/CSUN Fee



President Baepler recalled that in earlier action by the

Board, the consolidated registration fee as of Fall, 1977

was set at $21 per credit at UNLV, $22 per credit at UNR,

and $13 per credit at CCD. Distribution of that fee was

also determined by the Board. President Baepler reported

that CSUN has requested than an additional $1 per credit be

assessed UNLV students and that the proceeds of the increase

for undergraduate students registering for seven credits or

more be added to the CSUN budget.



Dr. Baepler recommended approval, noting that this would

bring the consolidated fee for UNLV to $22 per credit,

effective Fall, 1977. He further recommended that the

proceeds of the fee increase for undergraduate students

registering for six or fewer credits, and for all graduate

students, be placed in an Academic Scholarship Fund to

provide scholarships each year for UNLV students. He

estimated that this would provide $26,300 for this fund for

1977-78 and a proposed policy statement governing this

scholarship fund would be presented to the May meeting.



The funds available to CSUN from the proposed increase is

estimated at $145,600 for 1977-78, and would be budgeted by

CSUN for the radio station, the newspaper, special events,

and a full-time business manager, with exact allocations to

be reflected in the CSUN budget when it is presented for

Board review.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the proposed

increase in the consolidated fee.



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



Mr. John Buchanan said that as a graduate student he object-

ed to being assessed for scholarships and moved to amend the

motion to provide that the fee increase not be assessed

graduate students and undergraduates registered for six or

fewer credits. Motion to amend was not seconded.



Mr. Karamanos moved to amend to provide that the monies re-

sulting from the $1 increase paid by graduate students be

utilized on behalf of graduate students at the discretion

of the President. Motion to amend seconded by Miss Mason,

failed by the following roll call vote:



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

Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi

Yes - Mr. Karamanos, Miss Mason

Abstain - Mr. Ross (Dr. Fred Anderson not present)



Main motion then failed by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi,

Mr. Ross

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

Abstain - Miss Mason



President Baepler requested approval of the proposed fee

increase of $1 with the disposition of the proceeds of the

increase paid by graduate students and undergraduates

registered for six or fewer credits to be determined at a

later meeting.



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



Mr. Karamanos moved to table. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Knudtsen assumed the Chair.



Mr. James Buchanan moved to reconsider the closing of

Tonopah Hall. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried

without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee and reconvened at 2:00 P.M.



24. UNLV Summer Salary Schedule for 1977



President Baepler presented the following recommendation

for the Summer 1977 Salary Schedule:



1976 Schedule Per Cr Hr 1977 Schedule Max Per Cr

B Contract Salary Salary B Contract Salary Hr Salary



$17,600 and up $550 $17,600 and up $550

16,000 to 17,599 500 16,000 to 17,599 500

14,450 to 15,999 450 14,400 to 15,999 450

12,800 to 14,399 400 12,800 to 14,399 400

9,120 to 12,799 1/32 of B 11,200 to 12,799 Contract

Salary up to 11,199 300



Visiting Faculty



Full Professor $500 Full Professor $500

Associate Professor 405 Associate Prof 425

Assistant Professor 320 Assistant Prof 350

Instructor 250 Instructor 300

Lecturer 300-500



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



25. Intercollegiate Athletics Contributions, UNLV



President Baepler noted that Mr. Leland Backus, an attorney

from Las Vegas, had written earlier in the month requesting

a discussion by the Board of the increase in the Intercol-

legiate Athletics Scholarship donation. President Baepler

stated that in a subsequent discussion Mr. Backus had ex-

pressed himself as being satisfied with the reasons for the

increase and was continuing as a donor to the program. Dr.

Baepler noted that the increase referred to was in the

amount of $100 and the 1977 campaign is going very well.



Chairman Buchanan suggested that a meeting be scheduled at

UNLV to provide an opportunity for an exchange of informa-

tion between the University and the community concerning

the fund drive for Intercollegiate Athletics.



26. Zora Faye Grant Bequest



President Baepler recalled that the February gift list for

UNLV had reported $117,053.02 received from the estate of

Zora Faye (Mrs. Archie) Grant. Mrs. Grant's will provides

that the funds are for UNLV "... on the condition that such

share be used ... for the purchase of books for the library

...". President Baepler requested that this money be desig-

nated by the Board as a fund functioning as an endowment,

with the income designated for the purchase of books for

the UNLV library. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



27. Approval of Fund Transfers and Revision of Estimative

Budgets, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#77-113 $1,800 to English Department to provide addition-

al wages for grading assistance and library inven-

tory.



#77-118 $4,000 to Library to provide additional operating

funds for the balance of the fiscal year.



#77-120 $8,140 to Nursing to replace funds which were

transferred out when position was not filled.



#77-139 $2,200 to Information & Publications to provide

wages for part-time student help for balance of

fiscal year.



#77-142 $1,000 to Dean's Office, College of Education, to

cover anticipated expenses and student teaching.



From Contingency Reserve, Intercollegiate Athletics



#77-132 $16,000 to Operating to provide funds for purchas-

ing of supplies and equipment, telephone and

postage, and other miscellaneous expenses.



From Contingency Reserve, Statewide Programs



#77-144 $2,060 to UNLV Museum to provide additional wages

for balance of fiscal year.



President Baepler requested approval of the following

revisions of estimative budgets for 1976-77:



A. Research and Administration - To correct amount of

opening cash balance and provide for expenditure of

increased revenue:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 5,000 $ 5,400 $10,400

Indirect Cost Recovery 10,000 2,000 12,000

Total $15,000 $ 7,400 $22,400



Expenditures

Wages Compensation $ $ 1,500 $ 1,500

Out-of-State Travel 10,000 10,000

Operating 3,000 4,000 7,000

Ending Fund Balance 2,000 1,900 3,900

Total $15,000 $ 7,400 $22,400



B. Childrens Theatre - To provide for expenditure of

revenue in excess of that originally budgeted:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 1,640 $ $ 1,640

Ticket Sales 6,750 2,000 8,750

Total $ 8,390 $ 2,000 $10,390



Expenditures

Prof Compensation $ 1,600 $ $ 1,600

Wages Compensation 2,260 2,260

Out-of-State Travel 1,250 1,100- 150

Operating 3,000 3,100 6,100

Ending Fund Balance 280 280

Total $ 8,390 $ 2,000 $10,390



C. CSUN



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 24,000 $ $ 24,000

Student Fees 130,000 130,000

Miscellaneous 36,260 15,000 51,260

Total $190,260 $15,000 $205,260



Expenditures

Class Compensation $ 8,043 $ $ 8,043

Wages Compensation 11,900 5,000 16,900

Operating 154,317 10,000 164,317

Out-of-State Travel 2,000 2,000

Ending Fund Balance 14,000 14,000

Total $190,260 $15,000 $205,260



D. Continuing Education - To provide for expenditure of

student fees in excess of that originally budgeted:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 87,883 $ $ 87,883

Student Fees 480,000 189,000 669,000

Total $567,883 $189,000 $756,883



Expenditures

Prof Compensation $280,508 $ $280,508

Class Compensation 62,093 62,093

Wages Compensation 10,000 16,000 26,000

Operating 135,000 170,000 305,000

Out-of-State Travel 3,500 3,000 6,500

Ending Fund Balance 76,782 76,782

Total $567,883 $189,000 $756,883



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28. Tentative Professional Salary Schedule



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that if the Legislature has

authorized an appropriation before the May 13 meeting of

the Board of Regents, it would be desirable that the tenta-

tive Work Program for 1977-78 be reviewed at that meeting

and the Master List of Professional Positions be approved

so that contracts can be issued and the final Work Program

adopted on June 17.



Dr. Humphrey recalled that the Board's budget request for

1977-78 included a 10% increase in average compensation for

faculty. The Executive Budget included an average increase

of 5.5% for all faculty, plus an additional 2.5% for faculty

budgeted in the Instruction and Departmental Research func-

tional areas, and provided no increases for those making

$35,000 or more.



A recommendation of the UNLV Senate concerning faculty

compensation was included with the agenda. Dr. Humphrey

stated that recommendations from other Senates and from the

UNS Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Compensation will be

reported when received.



Dr. Humphrey also noted that in order for development of the

1977-78 Work Program to proceed, a tentative 1977-79 rank

and salary pattern was included with the Work Program

instructions which were distributed to the Divisions. This

tentative schedule provides a 5.5% increase for faculty

moved ahead one step from 1976-77. The instructions also

call for work programming an additional 2.75% for merit in-

creases. A further note was included to the effect that

salaries recommended for faculty included in the position

evaluation study would be subject to reconsideration when

the results of that study are known.



Dr. Humphrey requested that the Board concur in the use of

the tentative salary schedule and the work programming of

2.75% for merit increases in order that development of a

Work Program may continue, pointing out that if the appro-

priation falls below the amount anticipated, the money al-

located to merit increases would have to be reexamined. On

the other hand, if appropriations are more than the tenta-

tive figures being used, it may be possible to revise the

schedule. Final action on a rank and salary pattern will

be scheduled for the May meeting at which time all faculty

recommendations will be available.



President Milam stated that an 8-1/4% increase does not

leave sufficient funds for other areas of UNR. He reported

that the UNR Senate has endorsed a 5.3% across-the-board

increase with additional merit money to provide a merit

increase for one third of the faculty, totaling a 6.1%

increase in professional compensation.



Chancellor Humphrey acknowledged the insufficiency of funds,

noting that if funds were available, he would be recommend-

ing a 12.3% increase in professional compensation. His

recommendation is aimed toward staying as close to the sal-

ary goal as possible within the limits of funds which are

anticipated will be available. Dr. Humphrey further noted

that the proposed 8-1/4% increase will work reasonably well

for all Divisions with the exception of UNR. He stressed

the necessity of proceeding with a tentative salary schedule

and requested authorization to project the 8-1/4% increase

with the alternative of some other figure for UNR to be

considered at the May meeting.



It was agreed that the Board would not oppose the procedure

described by Chancellor Humphrey.



29. Selection of Architects and Engineers for UNS Capital

Improvement Projects



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, presented the following

recommendations for consulting architects and engineers for

nomination to the State Public Works Board for the 1977-81

Capital Improvement Program:



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



1. Remodel Tonopah Hall

Recommendation: Edward Delorenzo

Alternate: Tom Dobrusky



2. Remodel Old Gymnasium/New Museum, Phase II;

Alterations to Science Hall; Addition to Business

Services Building; and Athletic Field Storage

Recommendation: Cambeiro and Cambeiro

Alternate: Fred Doriot



3. Expansion of the Central Management System; Air

Condition Grant Hall

Recommendation: Dwyer, Lober and Cohen, Inc.

Alternate: D'Autremont, Helms and Associates



4. Campus Site Improvements including East-West Mall;

Southside Parking Lot; Flamingo Access Road; Land-

scaping at Maryland Parkway; Security Lighting at

Physical Education Complex; and Windbreak Multi-

Purpose Field

Recommendation: Boyle Engineering Company in

association with one of the landscape architects

listed below.

Alternate: Montgomery Engineers in association

with one of the landscape architects listed below.

Landscape Architects: a. Charles Saladino, ASLA

b. Melvin Lee Associates,

ASLA

c. Arbegast and Newton, ASLA



5. Addition to Dickinson Library

Recommendation: James B. Mc Daniel in association

with one of the consulting architects listed below.

Alternate: Jack Miller and Associates in associ-

ation with one of the consulting architects listed

below.

Consulting Architect: a. John Carl Warnecke and

Assoc - San Francisco

b. Skidmore, Owings and

Merrill - San Francisco



6. Addition to Chemistry Building (Observatory)

Recommendation: Jack Miller and Associates

Alternate: Leo Borns



7. Addition to Life Sciences Building (Greenhouse)

Recommendation: Jack Miller and Associates -

Architects of Record



8. Master Plan

Recommendation: John Carl Warnecke and Associates

- San Francisco

Alternate: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill - San

Francisco



B. University of Nevada, Reno



1. Master Plan

Recommendation: John Carl Warnecke and Associates

- San Francisco

Alternate: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill - San

Francisco



2. Development of site presently occupied by the

existing Rifle Range to be demolished; Walks and

Roads to Getchell Library; Development of site

presently occupied by the existing Electrical

Engineering and Mechanic Arts Building to be

demolished

Recommendation: Melvin Lee Associates, ASLA

Alternate: Charles Saladino, ASLA



3. Remodeling the Old Gymnasium; University Services

Building; Home Economics Building; Church Fine Arts

Building and Getchell Library

Recommendation: Rodger Simpson

Alternate: Edward Parsons



4. Campus Site Improvements; including the extension

and landscaping of the North Parking Lot; Access

Road to the Medical School; and Paving/Landscaping

at Agriculture, Morrill, Mackay Science, and

Renewable Resources Building

Recommendation: SEA Engineers in association with

one of the landscape architects listed below.

Alternate: Sharp-Krater and Associates with one of

the landscape architects listed below.

Landscape Architect: a. Arbegast and Newton, ASLA

b. Melvin Lee Associates,

ASLA

c. Charles Saladino, ASLA



5. College of Business Administration Building

Recommendation: Vhay and Ferrari, Ltd., in

association with one of the consulting architects

listed below.

Alternate: Dolven, Larson and Daniels in assoc-

iation with one of the consulting architects

listed below.

Consulting Architect

for Design: a. John Carl Warnecke and

Associates - San Francisco

b. Harry Weese and Associates

Chicago

c. Skidmore, Owings and

Merrill - San Francisco

d. The Architects

Collaborative - Cambridge



6. Addition to Church Fine Arts Building, Phase I

Recommendation: Sheehan and Haase

Alternate: Vhay and Ferrari, Ltd.



C. Community College Division



1. Northern Nevada Community College - Campus

Improvements

Recommendation: Hewitt Wells

Alternate: Arne Purhonen



2. Western Nevada Community College/Carson City -

Campus Improvements

Recommendation: Charles Saladino, ASLA

Alternate: Arbegast and Newton, ASLA



3. Western Nevada Community College/Reno, Phase III

Recommendation: Dolven, Larson and Daniels

Alternate: Casazza, Peetz and Associates

Consulting Architect for Planning and Design:

Ernest Kump and Associates - Palo Alto



4. Clark County Community College/West Charleston

Campus

Recommendation: Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall

Alternate: Gerald Moffitt and Associates in

association with one of the following consultants

for planning:

a. Caudill Rowlett Scott - Houston

b. Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum - San Francisco

c. Perkins and Wills - Chicago

d. Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons - San Francisco

e. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill - San Francisco



5. Clark County Community College/Henderson Campus

Recommendation: Gerald Moffitt and Associates

Alternate: Jack Miller and Associates



6. Western Nevada Community College/Carson City

Addition

Recommendation: Casazza, Peetz and Associates

Alternate: Sheehan and Haase



7. Western Nevada Community College/Fallon Campus

Recommendation: Daniel, Mann, Johnson and

Mendenhall

Alternate: Dolven, Larson and Daniels



D. Desert Research Institute



1. Desert Research Institute, Southern Nevada Facility

Recommendation: Leo Borns

Alternate: Jack Miller and Associates



E. University of Nevada System



1. Remodel Water Resources Building, Computing Center

Recommendation: Raymond Hellmann

Alternate: Edward Parsons



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Mr. John Buchanan stated that he believed the diversity

shown in the recommended selection of architects was good,

better than it has been in the past, and that he was pleased

to see that it was proposed to bring in outside consulting

architects who are from more competitive areas who will lend

their expertise to capital improvements which take place on

the Campuses.



30. USUNS Constitution



The Officers recommended approval by the Board of the pro-

posed constitution of the United Students of the University

of Nevada System (identified as Ref. 33 and filed with

permanent minutes).



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



31. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chairman Buchanan requested an allocation not to exceed

$1,000 from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

to pay for the attendance of three Regents at the National

Conference on Trusteeship in Williamsburg, Virginia, on

March 13-15, 1977, sponsored by the Association of Governing

Boards. This amount is necessary to augment the Board's

out-of-state travel account to offset the estimated total

cost of $1,000 for attendance at the conference.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



32. Revision of Estimative Budgets



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following

revisions to Estimative Budgets:



A. Press Sales Account - There is a considerably larger

than anticipated opening cash balance and an additional

Bicentennial grant has been received. This revision

will provide increased spending authority to facilitate

maximum publishing by the Press during the current

fiscal year.



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Balance $ 5,000 $29,995 $34,995

Book Sales 52,000 52,000

Bicentennial Grant 2,500 2,500

Total $57,000 $32,495 $89,495



Expenditures

Out-of-State Travel $ 750 $ $ 750

Operating 51,250 27,495 78,745

Ending Fund Balance 5,000 5,000 10,000

Total $57,000 $32,495 $89,495



B. Northern Nevada Computer Facilities General Sales To

provide for expenditure of funds transferred from

Computing Center General Sales Account to fund

anticipated expenditures by this unit of the Computing

Center for the balance of the current fiscal year:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $75,083 $43,645 $118,728



Expenditures

Operating $75,083 $43,645 $118,728



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



33. Establishment of Managerial Group



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the U. S. Energy Research

and Development Administration (ERDA) has requested that a

Managerial Group for the University of Nevada System be

designated and authorized to negotiate, execute and admin-

ister contracts involving classified information. Dr.

Humphrey recommended compliance with this request by adop-

tion of the following resolution:



NO. 77-1



BE IT RESOLVED that the following officers of the University

of Nevada System shall be known as the Managerial Group as

described in the Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding

Classified Information:



Dr. Neil D. Humphrey, Chancellor

Dr. Donald H. Baepler, President, UNLV

Dr. Max Milam, President, UNR

Dr. Lloyd P. Smith, President, DRI



AND BE IT RESOLVED that these officers, acting as the

Managerial Group, have been processed or will be processed

for a personnel clearance for access to classified infor-

mation to the level of the facility clearance granted to

this institution, as provided for in the aforementioned

Industrial Security Manual;



AND BE IT RESOLVED that the said Managerial Group is hereby

delegated all of the Board's duties and responsibilities

pertaining to the protection of classified information under

classified contracts of the Department of Defense or User

Agencies of its Industrial Security Program awarded to the

University of Nevada System;



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following members of the

of the Board of Regents shall not require, shall not have,

and can be effectively excluded from access to all classi-

fied information in the possession of the University of

Nevada System, and do not occupy positions that would enable

them to affect adversely the policies and practices of the

University of Nevada System, in the performance of classi-

fied contracts for the Department of Defense or User

Agencies of its Industrial Security Program, awarded to the

University of Nevada System, and need not be processed for

a personnel clearance:



Fred M. Anderson, M. D. Molly F. Knudtsen

James L. Buchanan, II Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

John A. Buchanan Brenda D. Mason

Lilly Fong John Tom Ross

Chris N. Karamanos



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



34. 1977 Summer Salary Schedule, UNR



President Milam recommended the following salary policy,

adopted for UNR in 1976, be continued in 1977:



Salaries for resident staff appointed to teach in the

Summer will be determined on the basis of the existing

formula, but with the following ceilings per rank:



Formula: Individual's Current Contract x .75 = Summer

Salary per credit



Ceilings per rank:



Instructor $325 per credit

Assistant Professor 400 per credit

Associate Professor 475 per credit

Professor 550 per credit



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



35. Request for Right-of-Way Easement, UNR



President Milam reported that the State Public Works Board

has requested a 10-foot easement, 32.06 feet in length, to

provide for a sewer connection for the Department of Human

Resources Facility on the UNR Campus. President Milam and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



36. Chancellor's Report



A. Dr. Humphrey reported the following legislative

committee hearings:



(1) A hearing the previous Thursday before Government

Relations Committee concerning AB 545 which would

require the University to once again become subject

to the State Purchasing Act in all of its aspects.

The University is now partially excluded. It

appears that the people on the Committee, some of

whom were sponsors of the bill, are satisfied that

the present method is satisfactory and the matter

should be dropped.



(2) A hearing on April 5 before the Human Resources and

Facilities Committee concerning SB 389 and SJR 16,

both of which have as their purpose the separation

of the Community Colleges from the Board of

Regents.



Chairman Buchanan requested comments from President

Donnelly concerning the legislation.



Dr. Donnelly stated that he did not wish to testify

for or against the bills but had been requested to

talk with the Committee about how other Community

Colleges throughout the country are organized.



Chancellor Humphrey requested that he be allowed to

represent the Board in opposing this legislation,

stating that he believed the most effective

administration of higher education in a state the

size of Nevada is under one Board. If the bill is

to be approved, he stated, he believed it would be

in the best interests of the Community Colleges and

the residual part of the System that some changes

be made in the legislation.



Following discussion concerning the proposed

legislation, Dr. Anderson moved that the Board go

on record as endorsing the University System as it

is now structured. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried with Mrs. Fong and Mrs. Knudtsen

abstaining.



Chairman Buchanan commented that it was his

interpretation of the foregoing motion that the

Board was on record as opposing the separation of

the Community Colleges from the University System

and he requested the Officers to support that

position before the Legislature.



B. Dr. Humphrey reported that a suit had been filed

concerning the access of handicapped students to the

Campus and requested a report from Counsel Larry Lessly.

Mr. Lessly reported briefly on a suit filed by the

American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of two

handicapped students, filed as a class action.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that all laws have been

followed for new construction, with the UNLV and CCD

facilities in very good shape. However, the UNR Campus

is old and only limited progress has been made. He

recommended the Board approve a request to the Governor

and the Legislature for an appropriation of $1 million

from the State's general fund surplus to the State

Public Works Board in order that it might be used over

the next two years for solution of the most serious of

the University's access problems.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



C. President Milam reported that KOLO-TV station had been

destroyed by fire the previous evening and the Univer-

sity had been tentatively approached concerning the use

of the UNR facilities on a temporary basis. He request-

ed approval of such a lease in principle. Chancellor

Humphrey noted that a similar situation had been ap-

proved by the Board for UNLV following a fire in a Las

Vegas television station.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 23, Registration Fee/CSUN Fee -



President Baepler suggested that the revenues derived from

the $1 increase in the consolidated fee assessed under-

graduates registering for six or fewer credits and graduate

students be used for the purchase of library books.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the fee increase as pro-

posed, with the revenue derived from students eligible for

for membership in CSUN returned to the CSUN budget, and the

remaining funds (i. e., those derived from undergraduates

registering for six or fewer credits and graduate students)

added to the Library budget for purchase of books. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



37. Tonopah Hall



President Baepler recalled the reasons for the Board's

earlier action in directing that Tonopah Hall be converted

from a dormitory to an office and classroom building. He

noted that the dormitory has not been able to sustain it-

self financially and still owes $180,000 to the Capital

Improvement Fee fund; it does not make enough money to main-

tain itself, and it has not been successful programmatical-

ly. Dr. Baepler further noted that the Campus is now so

crowded that the space is badly needed for classrooms and

offices.



In the discussion following, Mr. Karamanos charged that the

dormitory was badly managed, and was unsafe in the event of

fire. He said that he had visited the building about a

month previous and had observed that the cement steps were

missing and stated that in the event of a fire, the occu-

pants could not get down from the top floor. He also stated

that he had been told by a staff member charged with the op-

eration of the building that the building was a fire trap

and the Administration had been told of the problem and had

not listened.



Dr. Humphrey stated that members of the Administration,

including himself, had been in the building many times and

had not identified a problem with the fire escape. He

suggested that if the situation is as represented by Regent

Karamanos, the dormitory be closed immediately and steps be

taken to correct the problems. A short recess was called

during which the officers conferred, following which Dr.

Baepler reported that the UNLV operations and maintenance

people had been instructed by telephone to effect immediate

repairs and to arrange for an immediate inspection by the

Fire Marshall to ascertain whether the building is livable

and to point out those immediate repairs that must be made

to make the building safe.



Mr. Karamanos moved that Tonopah Hall be kept in operation

as a dormitory until alternative student housing is provid-

ed. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried by the following

roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Knudtsen

Yes - Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi, Miss

Mason, Mr. Ross

Not Voting - Mr. James Buchanan



38. New Business



(1) Miss Mason expressed concern about graduates who cannot

find jobs and suggested some study be done of utilizing

work/study funds to establish internships to provide

work experience for students before graduation. It was

agreed that Miss Mason would meet with the Financial

Aids staff to outline her concerns and then a discus-

sion would be scheduled at the next meeting.



(2) Dr. Richardson reported that the UNR Senate had taken

action requesting the Board to direct the Chancellor to

attempt to enlarge the bill presently before the

Legislature, which has as its purpose exemption of

medical doctors from the salary ceiling law, to in-

clude all University faculty.



In response to Dr. Richardson's request, Chancellor

Humphrey stated that, in his opinion, the Legislative

leadership has been quite consistent in its support of

the present salary ceiling law and that their interest

was to change it by increasing the Governor's salary

effective 1979. He pointed out that there is a special

problem related to marketability for physicians and

recommended against further effort on the part of the

Administration. No action was proposed by the Board.



(3) Chairman Buchanan suggested that the Administration go

back to the Legislature to see if the $1.3 million re-

quested for conversion of Tonopah Hall can be diverted

to construct the first segment of a building for Hotel

Administration. Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that

funds projected for this purpose were not general fund

monies and suggested that the request wait until the

next Legislative session in order that appropriate

planning could be done. President Baepler concurred.



(4) Mr. Karamanos offered to work with the College of Hotel

Administration faculty to reorganize and operate

Tonopah Hall.



(5) Dr. Lombardi moved that a resolution be adopted com-

mending the UNLV basketball team. Motion seconded by

Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



(6) Mrs. Fong asked that the Presidents look into space

utilization at all Divisions.



(7) Dr. Lombardi moved that the Chancellor be officially

commended on his appearances before the Legislature,

and his representation of the University during this

session, and for his defense of the rights of free

speech for all members of the University community.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda sub-

mitted. The Information Agenda is on file in the Chancellor's

Office and contained the following items:



(1) Economic Education

(2) Report of Fund Transfers

(3) Report of Foreign Travel

(4) Board of Regents Special Projects Fund

(5) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(6) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8,000

(7) Abstract of Mackay School of Mines Press Releases

(8) Progress of University Projects

(9) Proposed UNS Code Amendment



The meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

04-01-1977