04/02/1976

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 2-3, 1976








04-02-1976

Pages 52-80

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 2-3, 1976



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the College of

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen



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. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Mr. Thomas G. Bell, Associate Counsel

Dr. Eugene Grotegut, UNR Faculty Senate

Miss Delia Martinez, Unit Senate

Dr. Henry Sciullo, UNLV Senate

Mr. Paul Swartz, CCCC Senate (representing

CCD faculties)

Mr. Joseph Warburton, DRI Faculty Senate

Mr. Patrick Archer, ASUN

Mr. Joseph Karaffa, CSUN

Mr. Bob Sheppard, ASCC



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at

10:20 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of February 20, 1976

were submitted for approval with the following addition to

Item 6, Foreign Language Requirement, UNR: Regent Fong

commented to Dean Gorrell that "In evaluating the pros and

cons of a liberal arts education, I hope that you will also

define what a classical language is. Eastern, Middle

Western and some Western Universities in the U. S. recog-

nize Chinese, Japanese, Korean as classical languages. I

believe they should also be acceptable to the University of

Nevada."



Miss Thompson moved approval of the minutes with the addi-

tion as requested. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried

without dissent.



Dr. Paul Burns, Chairman-elect of the UNLV Senate, and Dr. James

T. Richardson, Chairman-elect of the UNR Senate, were introduced

by the outgoing Chairmen: Dr. Henry Sciullo and Dr. Eugene

Gortegut.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



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

sion Presidents was recommended (report identified as Ref.

2 and filed with permanent minutes). In addition to the

gifts and grants contained in Ref. 2, the following was

reported:



(1) A gift of the purebred Arabian mare, Tamafic, and her

colt, Majrafic, to the University of Nevada, Reno, by

Mr. E. A. Terras, San Diego, California. The gift is

estimated to have a value of $6,000.



(2) Continuation of the following two grants to DRI, under

the direction of Dr. James W. Telford:



$104,500 from National Science Foundation for a project

entitled "Investigation of the Planetary Boundary Layer

in Stable and Convective Conditions and Cumulus Clouds"

and



$31,700 from the Office of Naval Research for the

Marine Fog Charging Study.



Mrs. Fong moved acceptance of the gifts and grants as re-

ported. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without

dissent.



3. Investment Advisory Committee Report



Dr. Lombardi, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee,

presented the minutes of the Committee's meeting of February

20, 1976 (identified as Ref. 3 and filed with permanent

minutes) and requested confirmation of the actions of the

Committee as reported in those minutes.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Thompson, seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, a

supplemental agenda containing seven items was accepted.



4. Assessment of Fees for Miniterm



In response to a request from Regent Mason, President

Baepler reported that the following fees were received by

UNLV for the 1975-76 miniterm:



Registration $15,576

Capital Improvement 4,086

Campus Union 1,362



Dr. Baepler noted, however, that the 1976 miniterm was down

significantly from the previous two miniterms and suggested

that the decrease in enrollment was perhaps due to the new-

ness of charging fees. In 1974 there were 1,390 students;

in 1975 1,310 students; and in 1976 681 students. There

were approximately 100 course offerings in each of the three

miniterms.



Dr. Baepler pointed out that the fees assessed during the

miniterm do not increase the total cost of a four-year de-

gree. Previously, full-time students were allowed to regis-

ter for miniterm courses without additional payment of fees;

however, under the per-credit fee assessment procedure which

became effective in Fall, 1976, a student pays only for the

credits for which he is registered.



Mr. Karaffa commented that in the past the students had en-

joyed the miniterm because it was free and because there was

a variety of courses offered.



Mr. Ross suggested that apparently the miniterm credits are

about the cheapest available to a student, pointing out that

a student may earn these credits in a short period of time,

at less expense to himself, as compared to earning the same

number of credits during the semester while he is paying

room and board over a longer period of time.



No action was taken to change the procedure for miniterm

registration.



5. Regent's Request for Information



As noted in the adgenda, Regent Fong had requested infor-

mation from President Baepler concerning (1) appointment of

an Affirmative Action Officer; and (2) plans concerning

Journalism's advertising and public relations. In response

to that request, President Baepler furnished the following

information:



(1) The committee has completed screening more than 230

applications from prospective Affirmative Action Offi-

cers for UNLV. The committee is now in the process of

gathering final documents and letters of reference on

the final candidates and will shortly be in the process

of interviewing finalists for the position. The ap-

pointment of the Affirmative Action Officer will become

effective as soon as the individual chosen is able to

assume the responsibilities of the position. If an in-

side candidate is selected, this could occur immediate-

ly, but if the person is from another insititution, it

may take several weeks before the person could come to

Campus.



(2) The area of Journalism, advertising and public rela-

tions is covered by the Department of Communication

Studies. The Communication Studies Department is cur-

rently a Department in transition, changing from a De-

partment in classical speech and rhetoric into a De-

partment of communication studies. It is currently

orienting its curriculum into four discrete channels,

each of which constitutes a major within the Depart-

ment. These four options are:



(a) Rhetoric and speech

(b) Public relations (including advertising)

(c) Media with a subarea for electronic media and a

subarea for print media

(d) Small group interactions - persuasion



Frank Moran, a student at UNLV, spoke in support of a Jour-

nalism Department and in support of the retention of Dr.

Richard Larson.



Fred Lewis spoke concerning the viewpoint of the news media,

expressing concern over what he termed as the "inadequately

prepared" graduate from UNLV who applies for employment in

the profession.



Following the statements by Mr. Moran and by Mr. Lewis, and

discussion by the Board, it was moved by Mrs. Fong that

President Baepler be requested to form an advisory committee

to the Department of Communication Studies for the identifi-

cation of the needs of the media so that the Department

might be better prepared to serve both the media and the

student. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried

without dissent.



6. Proposed Changes in Grading System, UNLV



President Baepler presented, with his endorsement, the fol-

lowing recommendation of the UNLV Senate for changes in the

present grading system:



(1) Reinstitute the F grade.

(2) Utilize the W as an in-house symbol.

(3) Institute the WF and WP.

(4) Slightly modify the use of I.



Implementation of the proposed changes would allow a student

to withdraw (W) before the end of the eighth week. Neither

course nor grade would appear on the transcript. After the

eighth week, but before final exam week, withdrawal from a

course would be listed withdraw-failing (WF), or withdraw-

passing (WP) on the transcript. WF and WP would not be com-

puted in the grade point average. The N grade would be

eliminated.



Modification of the use of the I would change the catalog

wording to allow a student up to one year to remove an in-

complete. This would permit the instructor and the student

to enter into a contract to remove the incomplete before an

agreed-upon deadline of up to one year. The instructor

would initiate the grade change. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval, effective Fall, 1976.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



7. Summer Session Salary Schedule, UNLV



President Baepler presented, with his endorsement, a recom-

mendation by the University Senate that the Summer Salary

Schedule be revised as follows:



Present Schedule (1975) Proposed Schedule (1976)

B Contract Summer Salary B Contract Summer Salary

Salary per cr. hour Salary per cr. hour



$16,000 and up $525 $17,600 and up $550

14,500 - 15,999 453-475 (max) 16,000 - 17,599 500

13,000 - 14,499 406-425 (max) 14,400 - 15,999 450

12,000 - 12,999 375 12,800 - 14,399 400

0 - 11,999 1/32 of B 9,120 - 12,799 1/32 of B

Contr. Sal. Contr. Sal.



The pay per credit hour for visiting faculty would remain

the same; i. e., $250, $320, $405 and $500 for instructors,

assistant professors, associate professors and full profes-

sors, respectively. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



8. Grant-in-Aid Policy



President Baepler noted that Section 11, Chapter 14, of

Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook, reads as follows:



A waiver of the capital improvement fee shall be granted

only to those receiving a grant-in-aid for payment of

registration fees as a condition of employment and to

those students at UNR who receive a grant-in-aid for

intercollegiate athletics. (B/R 5/71)



Dr. Baepler recalled that when this was adopted, the grant-

in-aid for the capital improvement fee was not extended to

UNLV student athletes because the revenue was needed to

meet bond payment requirements. However, he noted, the

revenue is now adequate and he recommended that the grants

be extended to UNLV by changing the policy statement to

read "...and to those students at UNR who receive a grant-

in-aid for intercollegiate athletics." Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval, effective Fall, 1976.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



9. Student Health Center Fee, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that when the designation of a

full-time student at UNLV was changed from nine to seven

credits, additional students became eligible for Health

Center service. The additional revenue, however, has not

offset the additional expense, especially with rising salary

costs and general cost increases. Dr. Baepler recommended

that the fee be changed, effective Fall semester, 1976, from

$2 to $3 per semester for full-time students who live off-

campus, with the $4 fee for dormitory students to remain the

same. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



10. Withholding of Payroll Deductions



President Baepler requested that the Nevada Combined Health

Agencies be approved for voluntary payroll deductions from

UNLV staff and faculty. He noted that this program involves

six local agencies, each of which has conducted separate

fund raising activities in the past.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval but requested that

the voluntary payroll deduction be made available for all

staff and faculty of the System, noting that he had received

a request to this effect from Governor O'Callaghan April 1.



Miss Thompson moved approval for all personnel of the Uni-

versity of Nevada System. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent.



11. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following re-

vision to the 1975-76 Estimative Budget for Theatre Projects

to allow for the expenditure of revenue not previously

projected:



Budget Requested Revised

Change Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 7,400 $ 7,400

Revenue 17,000 $12,810 29,810

Total $24,400 $12,810 $37,210



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 1,500 $ 4,100 $ 5,600

Fringe Benefits 507 507

Wages 6,000 4,500 10,500

Operating 9,000 3,000 12,000

Out-of-State Travel 500 500 1,000

Ending Fund Balance 7,400 203 7,603

Total $24,400 $12,810 $37,210



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



12. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



Fund 101:



#76-078 From the Reserve for Contingency to Philosophy,

$3,000; to provide additional funds in operating

for the remainder of the year.



#76-083 From the Reserve for Contingency to Biological

Sciences, $6,000; to provide additional funds in

operating for the remainder of the year.



#76-084 From the Reserve for Contingency to Political

Sciences, $5,000; to provide funds in professional

salaries for the salary of Donald Schultz, replace-

ment for A. Tuttle while on sabbatical leave.



#76-092 From the Reserve for Contingency to Dean, College

of Arts and Letters, $2,198; the deficit in this

account is due to position being filled by transfer

from another Department on Campus and was at a

step higher than entry level for the grade.



#76-094 From the Reserve for Contingency to President's

Office, $6,708; funds to cover Letter of Appoint-

ment for fund raiser.



#76-096 From the Reserve for Contingency to Political

Science, $300; total salaries on all positions

filled was more than budgeted.



#76-097 From the Reserve for Contingency to Physics, $1,500

for one additional position assigned for the Spring

semester; vacant position in another area.



#76-100 From the Reserve for Contingency to Nursing, $247;

to provide funds for upgrade of classified position

to Principal Clerk Steno, effective February 16,

1976.



#76-101 From the Reserve for Contingency to Radiologic

Technology, $272; provide funds for upgrade of

classified position fromm Senior Clerk Steno to

Principal Clerk Steno, effective February 16, 1976.



#76-105 From the Reserve for Contingency to Physical Plant,

$32,000; to provide funds to continue upgrading

air-conditioning controls in Frazier Hall and to

provide telephone and sewer service to the Fish

Research Facility and other small projects for

Physical Plant.



#76-111 From the Reserve for Contingency to Admissions,

$1,200; to provide additional wages for the re-

mainder of this fiscal year.



#76-119 From the Reserve for Contingency to Biological

Sciences, $2,500; to provide funds to cover the

vehicle cost for the two Baja trips.



#76-121 From the Reserve for Contingency to Central Serv-

ices, $7,000; to provide funds in operating to

apply toward the total purchase price of a 4250

AM Total Copy System.



#76-125 From the Reserve for Contingency to Experimental

Studies of Materials at Low Temperature, $8,250;

to establish research support funds approved by

the University Research Council.



Statewide Programs:



#76-118 From the Reserve for Contingency to Center for Bus-

iness and Economic Research professional salaries,

$3,003; to provide funds in professional salaries

to cover letters of appointment of consultants.



#76-109 From the Reserve for Contingency to UNLV Museum

Wages, $4,350; to provide funds in wages for Art

students to assist Curator of Exhibits with the

installation of displays in the new Museum.



#76-123 From the Reserve for Contingency to Center for Bus-

iness and Economic Research professional salaries,

$1,447; to provide funds in professional salaries

for letters of appointment for consultants.



Estimative Budgets:



#76-124 From the Ending Fund Balance to Conferences,

Institutes and Off-Campus Wages, $7,000; to pro-

vide additional funds in wages.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



13. Exception to Board's Patent Policy



President Smith reviewed the Board's patent policy as re-

flected in Chapter 9 of Title 4 of the Board's Handbook,

and which provides: "The University has 90 days after dis-

closure (i. e., of a patentable discovery) to the University

to submit the patentable discoveries or inventions to the

Research Corporation. If the University does not submit the

discoveries or inventions to Research Corporation within 90

days, the individual is automatically released from any ob-

ligation to the University under this patent policy." The

contract between UNS and Research Corporation does not re-

quire that every discovery or invention be submitted to the

Research Corporation, nor preclude other courses of action.



Dr. Smith requested an exception to this policy so that a

contract may be developed by the San Francisco firm of

Schapp and Hatch, patent attorneys, for the patenting of a

pivoted blade wind turbine developed by Dr. James Telford.

Dr. Smith stated that he believed it would be in the best

interests of DRI for the Institute to manage and develop

the concept rather than submitting it to Research Cor-

poration. Dr. Telford does not take exception to this

procedure.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, suggesting that

the Board also specify that the University's share of gross

profit be 75% and Dr. Telford's share be 25%, the same dis-

tribution as is provided when Research Corporation rejects

a proposal.



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

carried without dissent.



14. Saudi Arabian Research Proposal, DRI



President Smith requested authorization to submit a proposal

to King Abdulaziz University in Saudi-Arabia for the estab-

lishment of an interdisciplinary research and development

organization patterned somewhat after DRI which would oper-

ate under the auspices of KAU. Details of the proposal were

included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 15 and filed

with permanent minutes). The proposal will cover matters

such as objectives, organization, management, mode of oper-

ation with KAU, relation to the Ministries, initial fields

of R & D, space and equipment requirements, estimated costs

year by year for a five year period and DRI's management and

operational role during the initial five year period.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board authorize

such a proposal to be submitted and, if negotiations are

successful, a contract be signed, specifying that, as with

all University contracts, all Nevada and Federal laws and

University regulations be followed.



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

carried without dissent.



15. Bid Opening, DRI, Phase I



President Smith reported that bids were opened April 1, 1976

by the State Public Works Board for construction on the

North Reno Site of the first phase of the Desert Research

Institute.



Mr. Harry Wood, University Architect, presented the results

of the bids (bid tabulation filed with permanent minutes),

noting that the low bidder was Mc Kenzie Construction Co.

with a base bid of $1,987,900. Mr. Wood reported that this

bid exceeds the project construction budget of $1,835,000;

however, it is within the legal limits which will permit the

State Public Works Board to negotiate a contract within the

budget. Mr. Wood also stated that the budget can be in-

creased by $73,500. He recommended the following:



(1) That the Board concur in the award by the State Public

Works Board of a contract to Mc Kenzie Construction

Co.; and



(2) That the Board authorize the increase in the total

project budget in the amount of $73,500.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred with Mr. Wood's recommendation

and requested approval by the Board.



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

carried without dissent.



16. Approval of Fund Transfers, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



#76-029 $15,000 from the Weather Modification Reserve

Account to provide additional funding for the

Walker Lake Study.



#76-030 $22,000 from the Reserve Energy Studies Account to

provide funds to build a model blade wind tunnel.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



17. Change of Titles, DRI



President Smith requested that the Chief Administrator of a

DRI Center be titled "Executive Director" (rather than

"Director" as now titled) and that the Administrator of a

laboratory (sub-unit of a Center) continue to be titled

"Director". In support of his request, Dr. Smith noted

that when principal Divisions of DRI were named Centers and

the supporting laboratories were named laboratories, it be-

came obvious that there should not be Center Directors and

Laboratory Directors. He requested the change in order that

the necessary distinction would be made between the two lev-

els of Administration.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this change is being request-

ed now in order that directories might be printed; however,

he further noted that this is, in effect, an amendment to

the DRI Bylaws and the DRI Senate will propose the specific

wording required to amend those Bylaws.



Mr. Warburton, DRI Senate Chairman, stated that the Faculty

Senate had met to consider this matter and it is in complete

agreement with the recommended changes and the proposed

amendments to the DRI Bylaws will be presented to the May

meeting of the Board. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



18. Petition Concerning Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex,

UNLV



Chairman Buchanan reported the receipt of a petition in op-

position to the operation of the Mc Dermott Physical Educa-

tion Complex. In response to this petition, he had invited

spokesmen for the petitioners to present their complaints to

the Board of Regents. In opening the discussion, Chairman

Buchanan cautioned against any comments concerning individ-

uals, noting that such discussion must be limited to Execu-

tive Sessions, and requested those who planned to make

statements to limit their remarks accordingly.



Statements were made by four students, each identifying him-

self as a Physical Education major. Each of the students

expressed concern over what they termed the inadequacies in

the instruction they were receiving and the lack of access

to the facilities in the Physical Education Complex.



Dr. Anderson moved that the students, through their repre-

sentatives, submit a written report to President Baepler,

identifying their complaints both with the Physical Educa-

tion Department and the operation of the Physical Education

Complex, and that a report be submitted to the Board by

President Baepler not later than three subsequent meetings.

Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.



President Baepler agreed that the action requested was ap-

propriate but emphasized that there must be a separation of

the problems. He noted that the question of the academic

programs of the Physical Education Department is being ad-

dressed and that the personnel aspects must be dealt with

by the Administration.



19. Day Care Center, UNLV



Chairman Buchanan reported the receipt of a petition from

students and faculty of UNLV who use the Day Care Center for

their children. In response to this petition, he had invit-

ed spokesmen for the petitioners to appear before the Board.



President Baepler reviewed the history of the Day Care

Center, noting that it had been established through the

efforts of CSUN and is financed by the Student Association.

It is presently operated in Tonopah Hall. The concern of

the parents has arisen because of the planned remodeling of

Tonopah Hall and the possibility that the facility could no

longer be accommodated there or elsewhere on the Campus.



Spokesmen for the petitioners requested assurances from the

Board of Regents that the Day Care Center would not be dis-

continued and, if it proved necessary to remove it from

Tonopah Hall, that substitute space be found for it on

Campus.



Mr. Ross moved that the Regents go on record as favoring the

the continuance of the Day Care Center, if it is determined

that there is suitable space for it on Campus. Motion

seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.



20. Proposed Acquisition of Land by UNLV Land Foundation



President Baepler reported that the Land Foundation is con-

sidering the purchase of 18 acres of land, located at

Flamingo and Paradise Roads, and wished to have the Regents'

concurrence prior to the final decision. The Foundation

proposes to sell bonds with which to pay the purchase price

and the interest on the bonds for a period of four to five

years, at which time the University would then either budget

for the purchase of the land, or indicate that the land was

not needed and the Land Foundation would then sell the prop-

erty. The purchase price of the 18 acres is approximately

$1.68 million. President Baepler reminded the Board that

this property had previously been owned by the Land Founda-

tion and sold because it was not needed. He stated that it

is still not included in the University's physical planning.

President Baepler recommended that the Board of Regents con-

cur in the purchase of this property by the Land Foundation.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



Chairman Buchanan requested that there be a review of the

membership of the Land Foundation and recommendations sub-

mitted to the next meeting for reappointment of existing

members and appointment of new members.



21. Torrey Pines (West Charleston) Campus of CCCC



In response to a request from Regent Fong for a status re-

port concerning what is being done to implement the feasi-

bility study of the Clark County Community College, Torrey

Pines Campus, President Donnelly reported that Phase I of

the proposed building on the Torrey Pines (West Charleston)

Campus is the top item on the priority list of capital im-

provements for CCCC. He noted its inclusion on the proposed

Capital Improvement Program for 1977-81 as #1 on the Group B

list, as follows:



CCD Clark County Community College $10,150,000

West Charleston Campus



$270,000 of this funding is from Capital Improvement

Fee Fund, $3,400,000 is from Capital Improvement Fee

Fund Revenue Bond, and the remaining $6,480,000 is re-

quested from the State General Fund.



Statements in support of the Torrey Pines Campus and re-

quests that it be given top priority in the University's

Capital Improvement request to be submitted to the 1977

Legislature were made by Assemblyman Floyd Mann, County

Commissioner Ron Lurie, and Mrs. Loretta Gibbs.



22. 1977-81 Capital Improvement Program Request



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the agenda of

the 1977-81 Capital Improvement Program request document,

in draft form, on which the Regents would be requested to

take action at the May meeting.



Following a review of the document by Mr. Harry Wood, System

Architect, Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the document

projects an increase in the capital improvement fee for CCD

students from $2 to $4 per credit in 1977. Chancellor

Humphrey suggested that the draft document could be amended

by dividing Priority #1 of Group B into two projects (with

the West Charleston Campus and the Henderson project being

the two subprojects) with the possibility that additional

funds would be made available for both projects from the

capital improvement fee fund but with no change in the sug-

gested State general appropriation now projected at $6.5

million for CCD.



Mr. Ross moved that the draft be resubmitted in May for

action, with the changes suggested by Chancellor Humphrey,

but with any discussion as to priorities to occur at the

May meeting. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent.



23. Proposed Amendment to University Code



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January, President

Baepler had proposed the following amendment to Section

1.3.8 of the University Code:



SECTION 1.3.8 The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet



(a) The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet shall consist of the

Presidents of the four Divisions, the Chairman of each

Division Senate, and the Chairman of the Unit Senate,

and two student body Presidents as representatives.

One representative to be from the University Division,

and one from the Community College Division. The stu-

dent representative positions on each Division level

shall alternate with each Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet

meeting. The Chancellor may designate additional mem-

bers for special purposes. The Chancellor shall, at

the request of any Division President, invite the

President of the student body of that Division to par-

ticipate in discussion of specific items.



(b) The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet shall serve as the

principal method of liaison among the Divisions and

shall provide counsel to the Chancellor. Review of the

proposed agenda of the Board of Regents, budgets and

planning will normally be discussed with the Cabinet.



(c) The Cabinet will meet upon the call of the Chancellor.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the University Code specifies

the procedure for consideration of proposed Code amendments,

and that procedure had been followed. Sufficient time has

been allowed for consideration by all of the Senates. CCCC

and WNCC had endorsed the proposal, as had the UNLV Senate.

The UNR Senate had proposed the following wording as a sub-

stitute:



1.3.8 (a) The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet shall consist

of the Presidents of the four Divisions, the

Chairman of each Division Senate, and the Chair-

man of the Unit Senate, and one student body rep-

resentative elected by the Nevada Colleges Stu-

dent Government Council. The Chancellor may des-

ignate additional members for special purposes.

The Chancellor shall, at the request of any Divi-

sion President, invite the President of the stu-

dent body of the Division to participate in dis-

cussion of specific items.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that President Milam had en-

dorsed the UNR proposal and President Baepler had taken no

exception. He recommended that the language suggested by

the UNR Senate be approved.



Mr. Archer, ASUN President, spoke in opposition to the word-

ing, stating that the student body associations wished to be

able to rotate the representatives among the five associa-

tions so that each one would have an opportunity to partic-

ipate.



Mr. Ross moved that the proposed wording of the UNR Senate

be approved with the substitution of the word "selected" for

that of "elected". Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent.



24. Registration Fees Receivable from Agencies



In response to a request from Regent Mason for information

concerning the procedures followed when State or private

agencies pay registration fees for CCD students, President

Donnelly submitted the following report:



There are several federal, State and private agencies

that pay the registration fees for students enrolled at

all three Community Colleges. It is a part of our pro-

cedure to either have the student bring a signed form

from the agency authorizing his enrollment committing

the agency to pay the required fees, or to have the

agency send the College a list of names of students who

will enroll and with a commitment to pay the fees.



All agencies are billed as soon as possible after regis-

tration is completed for a particular registration per-

iod. Most agencies are prompt with their payments; how-

ever, some are not very prompt and these late payments

are what created the problems that Regent Mason wished

discussed.



In the past we had problems collecting fees from the

Nevada Prison, but these have now been corrected. We

have problems with AIB billing at WNCC since they wished

to withhold 10% until final grades are received. We

have always received the payments eventually. Two agen-

cies still owe money to CCCC at this time -- Nellis AFB

and NIC. In the past we have always received their

money.



We are concerned about the time lag in payment of these

billings and have instituted practices such as repeated

billings, cancellation of registration, and refusing to

allow students from agencies in deficit to enroll. How-

ever, because of the different payment schedules by

agencies, it is sometimes not possible for them to pay

before the next semester starts. We would, however,

refuse to enroll students from overdue agencies after

a semester has elapsed.



25. NNCC Campus Improvement



President Donnelly recalled that at the October 17, 1975

meeting, the Board approved the spending of an anonymous

gift for NNCC for landscaping and a sign. A total of

$29,477.98 is available for this purpose from the gift and

interest earnings. President Donnelly stated that upon

further study the College now believes it more desirable

to spend approximately $15,000 of the funds for outdoor

recreational hardcourts, $13,000 for landscaping and the

remainder for Student Union furnishings. President Donnelly

and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



26. Animal Disease Laboratory Building, NNCC



President Donnelly recalled that the Board had previously

given permission for the construction of an Animal Disease

Laboratory building by the Nevada State Department of

Agriculture on the NNCC Campus, but had reserved the right

of review of final exterior plans. He reported that the

plans were now complete and required review and approval

by the Board.



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, presented drawings of the

proposed building and its location on the NNCC Campus plot

and recommended approval. President Donnelly recommended

approval. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



27. Road Construction, NNCC



President Donnelly reported that the City of Elko has re-

quested the Board of Regents to transfer title to a total of

1.324 acres to the City to be used for roadway purposes.

One parcel is .584 acre on the south side of the freeway and

the other parcel is .740 acre on the north side of the free-

way. Dr. Donnelly noted that the land is at the edge of the

Campus, will not interfere with the Campus and will improve

transportation to the Campus.



President Donnelly recommended approval, noting that approv-

al had also been recommended by the NNCC Advisory Board.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



28. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

transfer of funds from the NNCC Contingency Reserve:



#1091 $6,500 to Part Time Instruction - Operating, for

instructional supplies for rural and part time

classes with increased enrollments.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



29. Reorganization of WNCC



President Donnelly recalled that he had submitted to the

February meeting a recommendation for an administrative

division of WNCC into the North Campus and the South Campus.

The North Campus, centered in Reno, would include Washoe

County; the South Campus, centered in Carson City, would

include the other seven counties now being served by WNCC.

Details of the proposed organization were again included

with the agenda (identified as Ref. 25A and filed with

permanent minutes).



Mr. Robert Rose, WNCC Faculty Senate Chairman, spoke in

support of the proposed reorganization, noting that it had

been endorsed by the Faculty Senate. President Donnelly and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective July 1,

1976.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried with Mr. Ross abstaining.



30. Graduate Student Association, UNR



President Milam noted that Board policy provides for review

and approval of all student government association constitu-

tions. He submitted a proposed constitution of the Graduate

Student Association of UNR with his recommendation for ap-

proval (identified as Ref. 26 and filed with permanent

minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation with the

following addition to Article VIII, Amendments: "Amendments

to this constitution shall be subject to approval of the

Board of Regents."



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

carried without dissent.



31. Student Union Addition, UNR



President Milam recalled that in February, the Board of

Regents authorized the Administration to proceed with a $1

million revenue bond issue for an addition to the Jot Travis

Student Union, as previously authorized by the Legislature.

He noted that on previous bond issues the University has

retained a financial consultant to assist in placing the

issue. President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

that Burrows, Smith and Company (with offices in Salt Lake

City and Las Vegas) be retained for this purpose and that

Dawson, Nagel, Sherman and Howard, of Denver, be used as

bond counsel. The total fee for both services will be

$10,000 and is consistent with fees paid on previous issues.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



32. Proposed Changes in Student Health Service



President Milam recommended that this matter be deferred

until the May meeting.



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

carried without dissent.



33. Summer School Salaries, UNR



President Milam presented, with his endorsement, a recom-

mendation of the Faculty Senate and of Dr. Richard Dankworth

Director of Summer Session, that the policy for 1976 Summer

Session salaries be as follows:



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

24



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.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



34. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



#350 $1,800 to the Curriculum and Instruction Professional

Salary account to pay for a Letter of Appointment for

an instructor to teach two classes during the Spring

semester.



#351 $200 to the History Department's Operating account to

assist in the support of the 1976 conference being

held in Reno by Western Society for French History.



#354 $300 to the Physics Department's Wages account for

glass blowing services.



#360 $4,000 to the Chemistry Department's Operating account

to cover the purchase of equipment.



Intercollegiate Athletics Appropriation Area



#361 $15,000 to the Basketball Operating account to pay for

recruiting expenses, printing costs and team travel

costs which exceeded the budgeted amount for each of

these items.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



35. Efforts to Conserve Energy and Reduce Consumption of Fuel



In response to a request from Regent Fong, Presidents Milam,

Donnelly and Baepler submitted reports concerning what each

of the Divisions is doing to conserve energy and reduce the

consumption of fuel. (Reports are on file in the Chancel-

lor's Office.)



36. Las Vegas Real Estate Purchase Offer



Dr. Lombardi, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee,

reported that the University of Nevada System has received

an offer for the purchase of real estate received by UNLV

from the estate of Mary Alice de Vos, consisting of a 2.89

acre parcel, located on the NE corner of North Nellis Blvd.

and East Lake Mead Blvd. The real estate parcel was ap-

praised on September 7, 1973 by Mr. Ron Salisbury at a

"quick sale" value of $43,500, and a value of $52,000 if

there was unlimited time to find a buyer. The Board of

Regents, at its meeting on June 21-22, 1974, approved the

sale of this property; however, the sale was never consum-

mated due to problems which developed during escrow. Dr.

Lombardi reported that a new offer has now been received for

the purchase of this property for $50,000, less a broker's

commission of 7%, for a net purchase price of $46,500. The

terms are $13,000 cash with a $37,000 note, bearing 7% in-

terest, given for the balance of the purchase price. The

note would be payable at $275 per month for ten years with

a balloon payment at the end. UNLV has 28.125% interest in

this property with Brigham Young University holding the re-

maining 71.875% interest. BYU has indicated its willingness

to accept the purchase offer. Dr. Lombardi stated that the

Investment Advisory Committee had considered this matter at

its noon meeting and had voted approval. He requested con-

firmation by the Board of Regents of the Committee's action.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



37. Advisory Board and Committees



Chancellor Humphrey noted that there are presently many

advisory boards and committees within the University System.

It has been the practice that appointment of public members

to such boards or committees required approval of the Board

of Regents; however, upon occasion some appointments have

not been so reviewed. Furthermore, the practice of paying

per diem and travel expenses has varied and there is no

policy statement in effect concerning these groups.



The Officers recommended approval of the following policy

statement for inclusion in the Board of Regents Handbook,

as an addition to Chapter 1, Title 4:



Section 8. Advisory Boards and Committees: Public Members



Advisory boards and committees with public members may be

used by UNS Divisions upon the approval of the Board of

Regents. There shall be two types of advisory groups:

(1) those requiring Board of Regents approval of appoint-

ments; and (2) those which do not require Board approval

of appointments.



1. The advisory boards and committees whose members require

approval of the Board of Regents are as follows:



A. Community College Division



(1) Clark County Community College Advisory Board

(2) Northern Nevada Community College Advisory

Board

(3) Western Nevada Community College Advisory Board



B. Desert Research Institute



(1) Desert Research Institute National Advisory

Board

(2) State Advisory Council on Water Resources

Research



C. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



(1) Advisory Board for Center for Business and

Economic Research



D. University of Nevada, Reno



(1) Medical School Advisory Board

(2) Medical School Admissions Committee

(3) College of Engineering Advisory Board

(4) College of Agriculture Citizens Advisory Board

(5) College of Agriculture Senior Advisory Board

(6) Committee to Study Programs for College of

Business Administration

(7) Mackay School of Mines Advisory Committee

(8) Mackay School of Mines Building Committee

(9) Atmospherium-Planetarium Campaign Committee



2. The advisory boards and committees whose members do not

require approval of the Board of Regents are as follows:



A. Community College Division Curricular Advisory

Committees



B. Nevada Steering Committee, Title I, Higher Education

Act of 1965 (Community Services), UNR



C. Agency on Aging Advisory Council, UNR



D. Advisory Committee for State Fire Service Training

Program, UNR



3. Appointments to advisory boards and committees shall be

for one year unless otherwise provided at the time of

appointment.



4. There shall be no salary, honorarium, travel expenses

or per diem paid to type 1 advisory boards or committees

except as follows:



A. Members who reside outside the city in which the

meeting is held may be paid for their transportation

and per diem expenses in conformity with State law

and regulations.



B. No member may be paid a salary or honorarium for

services except the members of the DRI National

Advisory Board.



5. There shall be no salary, honorarium, travel expenses,

or per diem paid to type 2 advisory boards or committees

except where such groups have been appointed in response

to a Federal or State law or regulation, or in conform-

ity with a grant or contract, and the funding agency

pays all such costs.



6. Advisory boards and committees are believed to render

a valuable service to the University of Nevada System.

Such boards and committees shall not have legislative

or executive authority, shall not administer programs,

and shall offer advice through established channels.

The President of the cognizant Division shall be noti-

fied in advance of each meeting of any advisory board

or committee and a copy of the minutes of each meeting

shall be on file in the President's office. When advi-

sory boards or committees are scheduled to take posi-

tions on issues which concern faculty welfare, the ap-

propriate Senate Chairperson should be invited to attend

the meeting as a resource person.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



38. Revision of Estimative Budget



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following re-

vision to the University of Nevada Press Estimative Budget

for 1975-76 to permit the expenditure of an additional grant

to the Press' Bicentennial radio program:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $1,182.44 $ 1,182.44

Nevada Bicentennial Agency;

Nevada Humanities

Committee Grants 7,973.10 $4,351.00 12,324.10

Total $9,155.54 $4,351.00 $13,506.54



Application of Funds

Operating $8,973.10 $4,351.00 $13,324.10

Reserves for Contingency 182.44 182.44

Total $9,155.54 $4,351.00 $13,506.54



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

carried without dissent.



39. Approval of Fund Transfer



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following

transfer:



#75-52 $14,796 from Computing Center Reserve for Contin-

gency to Southern Nevada Operations - General

Operating, to adjust funds to current expenditures.

Original allocation is inadequate to meet required

expenditures for fiscal year 1975-76.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



40. Bid Opening



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, reported the following re-

sults of bid openings and the recommendation of the State

Public Works Board (bid tabulations identified as Ref. 37

and filed with permanent minutes):



(1) UNLV Remodel Museum of Natural History, Phase II -

3/4/76



The State Public Works Board recommends the award of a

contract to Empire Construction Company in the amount

of $23,337.



(2) UNR Revise Exhaust System, Chemistry Building - 3/11/76



The State Public Works Board recommends the award of a

contract to Gallagher Sheet Metal in the amount of

$168,560.



The Officers recommended that the Board of Regents concur in

the recommendations of the State Public Works Board for the

award of the above contracts.



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

carried without dissent.



41. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid



Chancellor Humphrey noted that NRS 396.540 provides for tui-

tion waivers to "students from other states and foreign

countries, not to exceed a number equal to 3% of the total

matriculated enrollment of students for the last preceding

Fall semester." The Board of Regents policy provides for

grants-in-aid for payment of registration fees, based on the

same 3%, and directs that these grants-in-aid shall be di-

vided among the same categories as those grants-in-aid for

out-of-state tuition; i. e., (1) foreign students; (2) stu-

dents who contribute to University programs in activities;

and (3) outstanding scholarship attainment. Allocation of

these grants-in-aid is subject to annual review by the Board

of Regents.



Based on the formula prescribed, UNLV will be eligible for

190 in-state and 190 out-of-state grants-in-aid for 1976-77.

President Baepler recommended the following distribution:



Athletics 50% 95 each in-state and out-of-state

Music 20% 38 each

Other 30% 57 each

100% 190 each



Based on the formula prescribed, UNR will be eligible for

225 in-state and 225 out-of-state grants-in-aid for 1976-77.

President Milam recommended the following distribution:



In-State Out-of-State

# % # %

Athletics 100 44.5 100 44.5

Music 44 19.5 30 13.0

Foreign 0 --- 15 7.0

Other 81 36.0 80 35.5

225 100.0 225 100.0



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



42. Admission of Applicants with Criminal Records or Psychiatric

Problems, UNLV and CCD



Chancellor Humphrey noted that Section 12 of Chapter 10,

Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook reflects the

Board's policy governing the admission to UNLV and CCD of

applicants with criminal records or psychiatric problems.



President Baepler and President Donnelly recommended that

this policy be rescinded and the section deleted from the

Board of Regents Handbook effective immediately. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred, noting that action deleting a similar

policy for UNR was taken at the February meeting.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, failed with the following roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. John Buchanan, Miss Mason, Miss Thompson,

Mr. James Buchanan

No - Dr. Anderson, Dr. Lombardi

Abstain - Mrs. Fong



(Note to Minutes: Bylaws of the Board require that an

action must receive five affirmative votes to carry.)



43. Proposal for Common Course Numbering Method for UNS



Chancellor Humphrey commented on a proposal contained with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 40 and filed with permanent

minutes) for a common course numbering system to be effec-

tive Fall semester, 1977, and for a revision to the Commu-

nity College/University Articulation Policy. He noted that

the proposal is endorsed by Presidents Baepler and Milam and

opposed by President Donnelly. The proposal has been re-

ferred for consideration by Division Senates and action will

be requested in May. Chancellor Humphrey further noted the

inclusion with the supplemental agenda of a statement by

President Donnelly in opposition to the proposal (identified

as Ref. 40A and filed with permanent minutes).



There was a lengthy discussion concerning the proposal and

President Donnelly's opposition to it; however, no action

was requested pending review by the Division faculties.



44. UNS Insurance Placement



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following report in sup-

port of his recommendation that the Nevada Independent

Insurance Agents be designated as agent of record for all

UNS policies in exchange for certain specified services.



Since the organization of UNS the Administration of the

insurance program has been a responsibility of the

Chancellor's Office. Since June, 1971 Internal Audit

has carried out this responsibility for the Chancellor's

Office. Insurance duties performed by the Internal

Audit staff includes ordering and renewing insurance

policies, receiving and paying insurance premiums, fil-

ing insurance claims, reviewing leases and contract

agreements to determine UNS insurance responsibilities,

and arranging for certificates of insurance to be issued

when required. Internal Audit devotes substantial time,

averaging 1/2 man year, to UNS insurance administration.

A detailed listing of Internal Audit insurance duties is

attached as Reference A.



UNS insurance program has become more complex and it is

becoming increasing difficult to place our insurance

policies. It has been our practice to allow interested

agents an opportunity to submit a premium quotation for

the renewal of insurance policies. Lately, our attempt

to solicit competitive bids for placement of insurance

has been unsuccessful due to the fact that many large

insurance companies are reluctant or refuse to submit

premium quotations to several insurance agents all at-

tempting to place the same policy. Many large companies

will deal with the agent of record only. The UNS cur-

rently has 18 separate insurance policies through five

different insurance agents, and pays total premiums in

the current year of nearly $230,000. A listing of pol-

icies and premiums is attached as Reference B.



We are at the point where our insurance needs have be-

come so complex and the time demanded of Internal Audit

to administer the insurance program so great that we are

considering centralizing all of our insurance needs with

Nevada Independent Insurance Agents (NIIA). This would

involve designating NIIA to place all UNS insurance pol-

icies, submit claims to insurance companies, transmit

insurance premiums, and generally administer the UNS

insurance program. We have attached a general list of

the services that we would expect to be performed by

NIIA as Reference C. The Internal Audit staff met with

representatives of the NIIA to discuss the feasibility

of centralizing the insurance operation. NIIA assured

us that they are interested in handling the insurance

program of the UNS since risk management of State agency

insurance needs is the reason for the existence of the

insurance placement branch of NIIA.



We believe that centralization with NIIA would provide

needed expertise in the area of insurance and would free

Internal Audit time which could better be devoted to

auditing projects. We therefore propose that the Nevada

Independent Insurance Agents be designated the agent of

record for the UNS on existing policies as of July 1,

1976, and that NIIA be authorized to place all future

renewal policies. Our agent of record agreement with

NIIA would be subject to cancellation at any time by

the UNS.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



The Board of Regents adjourned and convened as the Nevada Higher

Education Facilities Commission for the purpose of review and ap-

proval of applications for Title VI, A grants under the U. S.

Higher Education Act of 1965. The applications received and

their point rating under the provisions of the State Plan were

submitted by Mr. Harry Wood and are as follows:



Category I - Laboratory and other special equipment, materials

and minor remodeling - $14,038



University of Nevada, Las Vegas 100 - $11,891

Northern Nevada Community College 80 - 2,147

University of Nevada, Reno 75 -



Category II - Television equipment, materials and minor remodel-

ing for closed circuit direct instruction - $3,510



University of Nevada, Reno 90 - $3,510

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 89 -



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Commission approve the

submission of the applications from UNLV and NNCC for Category I

grants and the application of UNR for a Category II grant.



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

without dissent.



The Commission adjourned and the Board of Regents reconvened.



45. Approval of Additional Fund Transfer, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following transfer

from the UNR Contingency Reserve:



#365 $2,000 to Civil Engineering for the purchase of hy-

draulic components and other operating expenses for

the remainder of the fiscal year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



46. Request for Loan from DRI Contingency Fund



President Smith reported that the present balance of the DRI

Contingency Fund is $173,414.94. He requested a loan of

$50,000 from this fund to the Fort Mohave Air Quality Pro-

gram so that work may be continued until a purchase order

from Southern California Edison Company is received. Dr.

Smith reported that DRI has received assurance that such a

purchase order is forthcoming. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 6:00 P.M. and reconvened on Saturday,

April 3, 1976, at 8:50 A.M. All Regents and Officers in attend-

ance the previous day were again present.



47. 1976-77 Work Program and Estimative Budgets



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the agenda of a

document containing the recommended work program, estimative

budgets and DRI Financial Plan for 1976-77. As noted in the

narrative accompanying the document, $52,891,203 was allo-

cated for general University operation and $8,900,870 was

included in the estimative budgets. In addition, the DRI

Financial Plan totaled $8,866,077.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the work program was using a

tentative salary schedule for graduate assistants (fellows).

He requested that in approving the work program, approval of

the following schedule also be given:



Step Present Schedule Proposed Schedule



1 $3,000 $3,200

2 3,200 3,400

3 3,400 3,600

4 3,600 3,800

5 3,800 4,000



In presenting the work program, Chancellor Humphrey comment-

ed that the document was fully endorsed by all of the Offi-

cers and was recommended to the Board for approval with the

understanding that the total budget figures for Intercolle-

giate Athletics at the two Universities were final, but a

detailed breakdown of the allocation among the sports and

between men and women would be provided at the May meeting.



Dr. Douglas Mathewson, Director of Institutional Studies and

Budget, presented slide illustrations of the formulas fol-

lowed in developing the work program and the ratios result-

ing from allocation of available resources within the ap-

propriation.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the work program as submit-

ted. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross.



Dr. Grotegut asked that the minutes record reflect two con-

cerns expressed by the UNR Faculty Senate:



(1) That future budgets contain more adequate funding in

the support areas than is reflected in the proposed

work program, pointing out that the constraints im-

posed by the necessary adjustments to inflation have

caused the area of support to suffer most.



(2) That action on the part of one Division can often have

an adverse effect on other Divisions, citing as an ex-

ample the Clark County Community College, which had an

original projection of faculty needs at 175 FTE, the

Governor's recommendation in response to that projec-

tion was for 142 FTE, and then the apparent ability of

that instructional unit to carry out its responsibili-

ties with 113 FTE. He suggested that this has direct

implications for all Divisions in that it could affect

the credibility of future budget requests.



Motion carried without dissent.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda sub-

mitted. The Information Agenda contained the following items and

is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) UNR Financial Aid Report

(2) Report of Fund Transfers

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

(4) Report of Foreign Travel

(5) Board of Regents Special Projects Account Balance

(6) Abstracts of Press Releases

(7) Progress of University Projects

(8) Status Report, University of Nevada Projects



The meeting adjourned at 10:00 A.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

04-02-1976