04/21/1978

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 21-22, 1978








04-21-1978

Pages 215-239

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 21, 1978



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

Religion and Life, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II (for part of the

meeting)

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong (for part of the meeting)

Mr. Chris Karamanos (for part of the meeting)

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Miss Brenda Mason (for part of the meeting)

Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent: Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.



Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William Berg, NNCC

President Russell Bloyer, CCCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President Brock Dixon, UNLV

President Lloyd Smith, DRI

Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

Mrs. Bonnie Smotony, Secretary

Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC Faculty Senate

Ms. Joan Chambers, UNR Faculty Senate

Ms. Jo Anne Dain, WNCC/N Faculty Senate

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S Faculty Senate

Dr. Joy Leland, DRI Faculty Senate

Dr. Clarence Ray, UNLV Senate

Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit Senate

Mr. Greg Neuweiler, ASUN President



The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Knudtsen at

11:20 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of March 17, 1978 were

submitted for approval, with the following correction:



Item 40, Page 208, Recommendations for Promotion

Paragraph D, Brad Boman, to Rank III (rather than

Rank IV).



Miss Mason moved approval of the minutes as corrected.

Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried without

dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

Officers was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and

filed with permanent minutes).



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

carried without dissent.



3. Statement in Memory of James Mc Daniel



Chancellor Baepler requested adoption of the following

statement in memory of James Mc Daniel, in recognition of

his contributions and assistance in the development of the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas:



The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada Sys-

tem, the Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students of

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wish to express

their sincere sorrow at the passing of James Mc Daniel,

architect. His contributions to the physical develop-

ment of the UNLV Campus are major and will long be an

inspiration to others who would seek to serve the Uni-

versity and the architectural profession. The UNLV Cam-

pus and the buildings of his design which have been con-

structed on that Campus are a fitting memorial to a very

fine man. The University is honored to serve as the

site of such a memorial.



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

carried without dissent.



Mr. James Buchanan, Mrs. Fong and Mr. Karamanos entered the

meeting. Mr. Buchanan assumed the Chair.



4. Appointment of Dean, School of Home Economics, UNR



President Crowley recommended that Dr. Donna Beth Downer be

appointed Dean of the School of Home Economics, effective

July 1, 1978 at an annual salary of $31,306. Dr. Downer's

vita was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 5 and

filed with permanent minutes).



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

carried without dissent.



5. Postretirement Appointments



President Crowley recommended the following postretirement

appointments for the academic year 1978-79:



Dr. Savin D. Calabrese, Physician with Health Services,

at .50 FTE.



Mr. Jim Olivas, Boxing Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics,

at .25 FTE.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



6. Request for Extended Sick Leave



President Crowley requested that extended sick leave be

granted to Richard Bitterman, Agent-in-Charge of Clark

County Agricultural Extension Office, for three months

beginning April 1, 1978. Mr. Bitterman has suffered car-

diac problems and his physician will not authorize his re-

turn to full-time duty at this time.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



7. Extension of Leave of Absence Without Pay



President Crowley recommended that Benjamin R. Payne, Col-

lege of Agriculture, be granted an extension of his leave

of absence without pay for an additional year, July 1, 1978

through June 30, 1979, to continue work in North Carolina

in the use of pesticides.



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

carried without dissent.



8. Transfer of Department of Geography, UNR



President Crowley recommended that the Department of Geogra-

phy be moved from the Mackay School of Mines to the adminis-

trative supervision of the College of Arts and Science. He

reported that this move has been considered and endorsed by

the Department, the School of Mines, the College of Arts and

Science, the Faculty Senate, and the Academic Council.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, effective July 1,

1978.



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

carried without dissent.



9. Establishment of Advisory Board to College of Business

Administration



President Crowley requested approval for the establishment

of an advisory board to the College of Business Administra-

tion. The board, composed of business and community lead-

ers, would initially have 17 members, with possible even-

tual expansion to 24 members. Members would normally serve

3-year terms, and may succeed themselves. Provision has

been made for 1-, 2- and 3-year terms for the initial mem-

bers, with approximately 1/3 of the memberships up for ap-

pointment each year. Initial terms were selected by lot,

except in those cases where a preference was indicated.



A statement of purpose, prepared by Dean Hughes, was includ-

ed with the agenda (identified as Ref. 10 and filed with

permanent minutes).



The following initial membership was recommended, with the

President of UNR and a designated member of the Board of

Regents serving as ex-officio members:



1-Year Term:

George Aker, President, Nevada National Bank

Robert A. Cashell, President, Boomtown

Alan J. Grant, Chairman, Primark Corporation

William Kottinger, Vice President, Paine, Webber,

Jackson & Curtis

Rollan D. Melton, Senior Vice President, Gannett West



2-Year Term:

Wayne Condon, President, Security National Bank

Lloyd Dyer, President, Harrah's

Thomas Edwards, Vice President & General Manager,

Nevada Bell

E. T. Hermann, President, Pacific Freeport Warehouse Co.

Luther Mack, Proprietor, Mc Donald's

Thomas C. Wilson, President, Thomas C. Wilson

Advertising



3-Year Term:

Loraine Arms, President, KCBN/KRNO radio

Richard Kipers, President, Filper Corporation

Ernie Martinelli, President, First National Bank

Neil Plath, Retired Chairman, Sierra Pacific Power Co.

David J. Thompson, President, David J. Thompson & Co.

George Vargas, Attorney, Vargas, Bartlett & Dixon



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the establishment

of this Advisory Board as a Type I Advisory Board, under the

provisions of the Board's policy as contained in Title 4,

Chapter 1, Section 8 of the Board of Regents Handbook. It

was understood that the statement of purpose would be amend-

ed to specify that the Board would be appointed by the Board

of Regents, upon recommendation of the President and the

Dean of the College.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Chairman Buchanan designated Mr. Ross as the ex officio

Board member for a 3-year term.



10. Operation of Jot Travis Student Union



President Crowley noted that the current cost of operating

the Jot Travis Student Union, paid from student fees, is

calculated at $1.80 per square foot. The addition to the

Student Union which is now under construction will increase

the operating costs by approximately $25,000 per year.



Dr. Crowley also recalled that the addition to the Student

Union is being financed by a $1 per credit student fee and

generates approximately $175,000 per year. Annual payments

to amortize the revenue bond will not exceed $100,000 per

year.



President Crowley requested authorization to use up to

$30,000 per year from the Student Union Addition Fee Account

to cover these increased operating costs. Chancellor

Baepler recommended approval.



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

Buchanan, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



11. Proposed Increase in Residence Hall Rates, UNR



President Crowley requested that housing fees at UNR be

increased $30 per semester, effective for the 1978-79 aca-

demic year. He noted that due to the housing shortage in

the community, it is planned to restrict the number of pri-

vate rooms to 42.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the requested

increase. Approval would result in the following schedule

of rates:



Current Rate Proposed New Rate

Per Semester Per Semester



Double Occupancy (all halls

except Juniper) $340 $370



Double Occupancy (Juniper only) 290 320



Private Room (all halls except

Juniper) 480 510



Private Room (Juniper only) 430 460



Single Room (Lincoln only) 430 460



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



12. Public Sale of Surplus Equipment



President Crowley reported that the Atmospherium Planetarium

had recently invited public sealed bids for the purchase of

a used projector which had been declared surplus and in

which no other unit of the University had expressed an in-

terest. Two bids were received:



University of Florida $4,175

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, Las Vegas 3,001



Chairman Buchanan introduced Dr. Hammargren who requested

the Board to allow his organization, the Astronomical

Society of Southern Nevada, to purchase the equipment even

though their bid was not the high bid. He spoke of the

activities of the Society and noted that volunteers had

come to Reno with him to transport the equipment back to

Las Vegas where it would be available to students at Clark

County Community College and UNLV.



In response to a question from Miss Mason as to where the

Society proposed to install the equipment, Dr. Hammargren

stated that it would be installed in the planetarium at his

home at 4318 Ridgecrest in Las Vegas.



Counsel Lessly advised the Board of its obligation to obtain

as much as possible in the disposal of surplus equipment of

this nature.



Mr. Karamanos moved that the bid of Dr. Hammargren for

$3,001 be accepted. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried

with Mrs. Knudtsen opposing.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:45 P.M. with

all Regents except Mr. Karamanos present.



13. Report of Tadlock Associates, Inc.



Chairman Buchanan noted that representatives of Tadlock

Associates were scheduled to present their report; however,

a number of concerns had been expressed by the Regents be-

cause there had been no opportunity to see a draft of the

report prior to its discussion.



Mr. John Buchanan moved to table discussion until the next

meeting. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong. Mr. Buchanan then

withdrew his motion when it was agreed that the report would

be distributed to the Regents and Officers and discussion

would then occur later in the meeting.



14. Telephone Service for Dormitory Residents, UNR



President Crowley noted that students living in residence

halls pay a separate fee for telephones. The fee is used

to offset monthly telephone bills and recommended charges.

The present fee is inadequate to cover the charges and it

is estimated that approximately $88 per instrument per aca-

demic year is required.



Dr. Crowley recommended the following rates be approved,

effective Fall, 1978:



Current Fee Proposed Fee



Private Room $40 $44

Double Room 20 22

Triple Room 14 15

Quadruple Room 11 11



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, noting that this

is a per-student, per-semester fee, and for occupants of a

double room, would be approximately $4 per month per

student.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



15. Housing and Food Service Charges, National College of the

State Judiciary



President Crowley recalled that housing and food service

charges are negotiated annually with the National College

of the State Judiciary for participants in the College's

programs. Rates are then submitted to the Board for ap-

proval. He requested, and Chancellor Baepler, concurred,

that determination of these rates be delegated to the UNR

Administration and the services contracted in a manner

similar to that for other nonstudent groups.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



16. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of the following revi-

sion to the 1977-78 Estimative Budget for Agriculture Media:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 8,669 $ 789 $ 9,458

Recharge Credits 10,000 5,000 15,000

Outside Sales 300 300

Total Revenue $18,969 $5,789 $24,758



Expenditures

Classified $ $2,090 $ 2,090

Wages 3,000 3,000

Fringe Benefits 30 275 305

Operating 7,000 8,900 15,900

Ending Fund Balance 8,939 5,476- 3,463

Total Expenditures $18,969 $5,789 $24,758



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



17. Request for Budget Augmentation, UNR



President Crowley requested that the 1977-78 Work Program

for the Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative

Extension Service be augmented and revised in accordance

with the following:



BUDGET AUGMENTATION - COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE



Business Revised

Work Center Work

Program Augmntn. Adjust Program



State Appr. $1,288,318 $ $ $1,288,318



Gov Subventions:

Smith-Lever 579,260 8,821- 570,439

County 88,276 88,276

Total 667,537 8,821- 658,715



Business Center

North 41,658- 5,148 36,510-



Total Rev $1,914,196 $ 8,821- $5,148 $1,910,523



REVISED WORK PROGRAM - COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE



Original Revised

Work Work

Program Revision Program



Expenditure Object:

Professional Comp. $1,567,632 $ 8,821-a $1,558,811

Classified Comp. 229,090 36,510-b 192,580

Wages 20,200 20,200

Operating 93,836 41,658 c 135,494

Out-of-State Travel 3,438 3,438

Total $1,914,196 $ 3,673- $1,910,523



a Budget augmentation (refer to Schedule A)



b Actual amount transferred to Business Center North -

amount is comprised of classified salaries only.



c This amount is the original estimate of the Business

Center North cost to the Cooperative Extention Service.

It was erroneously applied against the operating budget.

Operating budget increased by original estimated amount

and classified budget reduced by action amount.



BUDGET AUGMENTATION - AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION



Business Revised

Work Center Work

Program Augmntn. Adjust Program



State Appr. $1,841,790 $ $ $1,841,790



Federal Subventions:

Hatch 480,706 41,452 522,158

Reg Res 201,397 13,458 214,855

Mc Intyre-Stennis

46,017 5,848 51,865

Total 728,120 60,758 788,878



Business Center

North 54,222- 16,724 37,498-



Total Rev $2,515,688 $60,758 $16,724 $2,593,170



REVISED WORK PROGRAM - AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION



Original Revised

Work Work

Program Revision Program



Expenditure Object:

Professional Comp. $1,096,627 $ $1,096,627

Graduate Asst. Comm. 168,304 168,304

Classified Comp. 634,048 37,498-a 596,550

Wages 60,600 60,600

Operating 553,972 54,222 b 668,952

60,758 c

Out-of-State Travel 2,137 2,137



Total $2,515,688 $77,482 $2,593,170



a Actual amount transferred to Business Center North -

amount is comprised of classified salaries only.



b This amount was the original estimate of the Business

Center North cost to the Experiment Station. It was

erroneously applied against the operating budget. Oper-

ating budget increased by original estimated amount and

classifed budget reduced by actual amount.



c Budget Augmentation (refer to schedule A)



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



18. Proposed Lease or Sale of University Property



President Crowley recalled that in 1971, Dr. Peter J. Kapo

and Mrs. Avice Mae Clymer gave 628 acres in the Valmy Mining

District, Humboldt County, to UNR without restriction as to

its use or disposition. In 1976 an invitation for bids for

lease or purchase of this land was advertised and a single

bid was received for lease of the land at $1 per acre per

year, with an option to purchase at $200 per acre (or

$125,600) prior to December 1, 1986. At the October, 1976

meeting, the Board voted not to approve the lease and di-

rected that the land be retained by the University.



President Crowley requested approval to again offer the Kapo

Clymer land for lease or purchase. The property is located

seven miles south of Valmy, south of Interstate 80 in the

lowland where Pumpernickel Valley and Buffalo Valley join.



Chancellor Baepler recommended that the Board authorize ad-

vertisement of this property for sale or lease, with award

of bids to be submitted to a subsequent meeting of the Board

for approval.



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

carried without dissent.



19. Main Station Farm



President Crowley recalled that in 1974, it was proposed and

the Board concurred that a portion of the Main Station Farm,

located one mile east of the center of Reno, be sold and its

proceeds used for acquisition of replacement facilities for

the College of Agriculture. An appraisal of the land was

obtained and a "Notice of Intention to Sell" published; how-

ever, the one bid received was rejected.



Dr. Crowley reported that there currently appears to be some

interest in this property and recommended that 256 acres of

the Main Station Farm be offered for sale, lease or trade.

Contingent upon acceptance by the Board for such sale, lease

or trade, a recommendation will be made at a subsequent

meeting for acquisition by the College of Agriculture for

replacement facilities. Chancellor Baepler recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 13, Report of Tadlock Associates, Inc.



Mr. John Buchanan moved to table further discussion on this

report. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



20. Proposed Joint Agreement Between UNR and National College of

State Judiciary/National Council of Family and Court Judges



President Crowley reported that a joint agreement between

UNR and the National College of State Judiciary and the

National Council of Family and Court Judges for shared use

of the College Inn, in the event the facility is acquired,

was under development and it had been anticipated that it

would be ready for consideration by the Board; however, it

is not complete and will be submitted to a subsequent

meeting.



21. Appointment of Executive Director, Water Resources Center



President Smith recommended the appointment of Dr. Peter

Ashton Krenkel as Executive Director, Water Resources

Center, DRI, effective approximately June 1, 1978. (A

copy of Dr. Krenkel's vita was distributed and is filed

with permanent minutes.)



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

carried without dissent.



22. Postretirement Appointment



President Smith recommended that a postretirement appoint-

ment be offered to M. J. Miles, Research Associate in the

Water Resources Center, for the 1978-79 fiscal year.



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

carried without dissent.



23. Expenditure From Capital Improvement Fee Fund, NNCC



President Berg requested authorization to spend $1,500 from

the NNCC Capital Improvement Fee Fund to provide for the

necessary electrical and plumbing work for installation of

a dynamometer. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Mr. Karamanos returned to the meeting.



24. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



President Davis requested an allocation of $15,123 from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Account in order to pur-

chase equipment for aid of handicapped students and to pro-

vide instructional equipment in occupational areas where

anticipated federal funding did not materialize. Chancellor

Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



25. Traffic Code, WNCC



NRS 396.435 provides that "the Board of Regents of the Uni-

versity of Nevada shall have the power by affirmative vote

of a majority of its members to adopt, amend, repeal and

enforce reasonable regulations governing vehicular and pe-

destrian traffic on all property owned or used by the Uni-

versity of Nevada System" and provides that "...such regu-

lations shall have the force and effect of law."



President Davis requested approval of a Traffic Code for

WNCC (proposed Traffic Code included with agenda, identified

as Ref. 24 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



26. Proposed Change in Titles, WNCC



President Davis requested approval of the following changes

in titles for Administrative Officers at WNCC:



James Eardley, from Executive Dean to Executive Vice

President

Eugene Hillygus, from Associate Dean to Dean, Occupational

Education

Bert Munson, from Associate Dean to Dean, Liberal Arts

John Caserta, from Associate Dean to Dean, General

Studies & Community Service



President Davis stated that these changes in titles do not

imply any change in function or responsibilities over those

which are presently included in the positions held by these

individuals.



27. Transfer of Funds, CCCC



President Bloyer requested approval of the following trans-

fers of funds from the Contingency Reserve:



#78-517 $18,526 to Property Rental to supplement amount

needed for rental of space for apprenticeship and

other off-Campus programs.



#78-518 $60,000 to Occupational Instruction for solar

heating and air conditioning equipment to begin

classes in solar energy technology (purchase

contingent upon approval of Phase II), and to

purchase health science equipment to furnish new

labs for microbiology, anatomy and physiology

programs.



#78-519 $15,000 to University Parallel Instruction to

purchase equipment to be used in the new science

laboratories recently approved by the Board of

Regents.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Miss Mason left the meeting.



28. Phase I Proposal - Master of Arts Degree in Music, UNLV



President Dixon requested approval of a Phase I Proposal for

a Master of Arts Degree in Music, to be offered by UNLV.

(Copy of Proposal on file in Chancellor's Office.)



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the Phase I

Proposal and authorization for the planning to proceed to

Phase II.



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

carried without dissent.



29. Authorization to Sell Stock



President Dixon reported that UNLV has received 80 shares of

Golden Nugget stock as a gift from W. Bruce Beckley, with

the proceeds to be used for athletic scholarships. Dr.

Dixon requested authorization to sell the stock so that the

proceeds may be used as requested by the donor. Chancellor

Baepler recommended approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



30. Proposed Change in Bank Signature Authority



It was noted that UNLV has four bank accounts (two with

Valley Bank of Nevada and one each at Bank of Nevada and

Nevada National Bank). Signature authority has been pre-

viously assigned to Dr. Baepler, Mr. Herman Westfall, Mr.

Wayne Williams and Mr. James Dropp.



Chancellor Baepler requested that he be removed as an au-

thorized signature on these accounts and recommended that

signature authority be assigned to President Brock Dixon.

The other signatures will remain the same.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



31. Bid Opening, Snack Bar and Dining Area Remodeling



President Dixon reported that the bids received for this

project were too high and were rejected. The project will

be redefined and rebid.



32. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Dixon requested approval of the following fund

transfers from the Contingency Reserve:



#78-123 $2,625 to Liability Insurance to provide for

additional premium billing for comprehensive

liability insurance.



#78-125 $20,800 to Physical Plant Repairs and Improvements

to provide for purchase of classroom furniture,

for conversion of space into offices for faculty

and staff and to remodel one room into a statisti-

cal lab.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

Fong, carried without dissent.



33. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNLV



President Dixon requested approval of the following revision

to the 1977-78 Estimative Budget for Men's Basketball:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Gate Receipts & Game

Guarantees $199,930 $40,000 $239,930



Expenditures

Out-of-State Travel $ 17,500 $ $ 17,500

Operating 182,430 40,000 222,430

$199,930 $40,000 $239,930



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

Fong, carried without dissent.



The following emergency item was admitted to the agenda by

consensus.



34. Petition Concerning UNLV Commencement



Mrs. Fong and Mr. Karamanos presented a petition protest-

ing the decision to present diplomas en masse at the UNLV

Commencement and requesting that graduates be identified

and individually presented with their diplomas.



Mr. Karamanos moved that the request contained in the pe-

tition be approved and individual names of graduates be

called at the 1978 Commencement for UNLV. Motion seconded

by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



35. Proposal for Requirement of Physical Examination



Chancellor Baepler recalled that at the March meeting Mrs.

Fong had asked that consideration be given to requiring that

"all personnel hired by the University be subject to a phys-

ical examination before employment."



Mr. Buchanan moved that the proposal be rejected. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



36. Resolution To Authorize Stock Transfers



Chancellor Baepler noted that the University frequently re-

ceived gifts of stock for the benefit of one or more of its

Divisions, with instructions that the stock be sold in order

that the proceeds may be used. He requested that the Board

adopt the following resolution to permit him, as Chancellor,

to sign the necessary stock powers as required to effect the

sale of such stock:



RESOLUTION #78-1



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System frequently receives

gifts of stock for the benefit of one or more of its Divi-

sions; and



WHEREAS, this stock is frequently issued in the name of one

of the Divisions, the Board of Regents, or some other

title; and



WHEREAS, under the management agreements between the Univer-

sity and various Nevada banks, each bank may use a different

nominee and may recommend that the stock be transferred to

that nominee;



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

the University of Nevada System does hereby authorize Chan-

cellor Donald H. Baepler to sign the necessary stock papers

to transfer stock received by the University of Nevada Sys-

tem, or any of its Divisions, to the nominee designated by

the bank handling the stock transfer;



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this authorization shall

remain in effect until revoked by formal resolution by the

Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System.



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



37. Approval of Fund Transfer



Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the following

transfer of funds:



#724 $10,000 from the Contingency Reserve to the Chancel-

lor's Office operating to provide funds for remodel-

ing of work room and for purchase of an IBM Memory

100 Typewriter.



An offsetting transfer has been made to the Contin-

gency Reserve from Professional Salary Savings.



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



38. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid



NRS 396.540 provides for tuition 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." Board policy pro-

vides for similar grants-in-aid for the same number of stu-

dents for the payment of in-state registration fees. Based

on enrollment figures for Fall, 1977 the Officers requested

the following distribution of grants-in-aid for 1978-79:



University of Nevada, Reno

In-State Out-of-State

Category # % # %



Athletics 100 44 100 44

Music 44 19 30 13

Foreign 0 0 15 7

General 83 37 82 36

Total 227 100 227 100



Nevada Resident Indians - 20



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Athletics 103 50 103 50

Music 41 20 41 20

General 62 30 62 30

Total 206 100 206 100



Nevada Resident Indians - 10



Community College Division Regents

Indian In-State



Clark County Community College 15 80

Northern Nevada Community College 20 10

Western Nevada Community College 15 66



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Knudtsen asked that a report be submitted to a subse-

quent meeting showing how many of the Indian grants-in-aid

are actually used.



39. Proposed Changes to Collective Bargaining Regulations



Chancellor Baepler reported that the ad hoc Committee, the

Faculty Senates, and the Administration have reached a con-

sensus on a number of changes to the Collective Bargaining

Regulations, as follows:



(1) Amendment to Section 8 to read as follows:



"Confidential employee" means any employee who works in

a personnel office or has access to management infor-

mation or personnel information affecting employee re-

lations, or any employee in the offices of the Chancel-

lor or the Presidents; provided that no employee or

group of employees shall be deemed to be confidential

employees because the employee, or group of employees,

participates in decisions with respect to courses,

curriculum, personnel, or other matters of educational

policy.



(2) Addition to Section 13 to read as follows:



In the case of "joint appointments" of professional em-

ployees between two or more Divisions of the University

the professional employee shall be deemed for collec-

tive bargaining purposes to be a member of the Division

that pays the greatest proportion of the professional

employee's salary. In the event that the professional

employee's salary is equally divided between two or

more Units, the Chancellor shall determine the Unit in

which eligibility for collective bargaining purposes

shall exist.



(3) Amendment of Section 15 to read as follows:



"Supervisor" means any individual having authority in

the interest of the University to hire, transfer, sus-

pend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, re-

ward, or discipline other employees, or responsibility

to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or ef-

fectively to recommend such action, if in connection

with the foregoing, the exercise of such authority is

not of a merely routine or clerical nature but requires

the use of independent judgment.



(4) Addition of new section following present Section 16,

to read as follows:



Section 17. "Employee Organization" means any organi-

zation of any kind in which employees participate and

which exists for the purpose in whole or in part of

collective bargaining with the University or a Division

of the University; provided that any committee, board,

senate, or other such body in the University or a

Division of the University in which faculty participate

in whole or in part and which serves as part of the

internal governing structure of the University shall

not be deemed as employee organization.



(5) Amendment of Section 22 to read as follows:



Except during the calendar year specified in Section 21

of this Chapter, the University will withdraw recogni-

tion of an employee organization if the subject organi-

zation has been decertified within the provisions of

this Section by a majority of the eligible employees of

the employee unit represented.



1. Members of the negotiating unit seeking to decerti-

fy a recognized employee organization must submit

notice of intent in writing to the Chancellor and

the employee organization and include signed evi-

dence of intent to decertify from no less than 30%

of the eligible employees in the unit represented

by the recognized employee organization.



3. No notice of intent to decertify shall be consider-

ed during the effective term of a contract except

for a period of not more than 180 days to not less

than 120 days before its date of termination. For

the purposes of timeliness of notice, an existing

written collective bargaining agreement for a term

in excess of two years shall be treated as a

two-year agreement.



(6) Amendment of Section 23.1 to read as follows:



(f) One unit of graduate assistants or graduate

fellows at the University of Nevada, Reno.



(g) One unit of graduate assistants or graduate

fellows at the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas.



(7) Amend Section 28 to read as follows:



Negotiations under this Chapter shall be concerned with

compensation, hours, terms, and conditions of employ-

ment, and the contract shall replace the Division

Bylaws and the University Code as applicable to the

bargaining unit.



(8) Amend Section 30 to read as follows:



During the course of negotiations, the parties may mu-

tually agree to utilize the services of a mediator to

assist them in resolving their dispute. If the parties

are unable to agree on a mediator, either party may re-

quest from the American Arbitration Association or the

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service a list of

seven potential mediators. The parties shall, within

three days, select their mediator from this list by al-

ternately striking one name until the name of only one

mediator remains, who will be the mediator to consider

the dispute in question. The employee organization

shall strike the first name. The mediator shall have

the authority to schedule meetings between the parties.

The University and the employee organization each shall

pay one half the cost of mediation; however, each party

shall pay its own costs incurred in the preparation and

presentation of its case.



Chancellor Baepler noted that several points remain under

discussion between the Ad Hoc Committee and the Administra-

tion and it is anticipated that these will be ready for

Board review at the June meeting. He recommended approval

of the foregoing proposed amendments.



Mr. Robert Hill requested that the Ad Hoc Committee and the

Administration consider the request from the three Community

Colleges that the three separate Colleges be treated as sep-

arate bargaining units. Chancellor Baepler agreed that this

point would be considered in the subsequent discussions.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the proposed amendments to the

Collective Bargaining Regulations. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried with Mr. Ross abstaining.



40. Request for Subsidy for University Press



Chancellor Baepler requested an allocation of $9,650 from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to underwrite

the manufacturing costs of a new book SIERRA SUMMER, to be

published by the University Press. The book, authored by

Mel Marshall, is a prose statement of the yearly life cycle

in one valley of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.



It was noted that book manufacturing costs for publications

of the University Press are met almost entirely by income

from book sales. This income figure now ranges about

$50,000 per year. Private fund raising has helped in a num-

ber of cases to meet these manufacturing costs (legislative

appropriation for manufacture of Press books was $500 for

1977-78 and $1,100 for 1978-79).



Dr. Baepler suggested that this modest, but important, in-

fusion of funds from the Board of Regents will go a long

way toward helping the University Press meet its publishing

schedule. Sales income from the book which these funds will

underwrite will be used to meet future obligations for

publications.



Mrs. Fong moved for approval of the requested allocation

with an additional allocation of $1,250 to match a like

amount raised by the Chinese community in Las Vegas to pro-

vide travel and subsistence for the purpose of developing

a book on the Chinese in Nevada. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



41. Proposed Amendment to Board of Regents Bylaws



Chancellor Baepler recalled that in March, an amendment to

the Board of Regents Bylaws was requested which would permit

him to delegate signature authority for certain contracts.

The following amendment was proposed to Article VI, Section

3:



e. To sign all contracts and other instruments requiring

execution on behalf of the Board of Regents except

personnel contracts in the Divisions. Such authority

may be delegated in writing at the discretion of the

Chancellor.



Approval of the proposed amendment was recommended, effec-

tive immediately.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



42. Supplement to General Litigation Fund



Chancellor Baepler requested an allocation of $20,000 from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to pursue out-

of-state litigation in Kentucky and litigation concerning

the Hughes estate in Texas and California. He noted that

the expenses incurred in the litigation in Kentucky are be-

lieved to be recoverable.



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

Karamanos, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



43. Salary Recommendations Requiring Board Approval



Chancellor Baepler submitted recommendations for 1978-79

salaries for Vice Presidents, Deans and Directors, and other

Administrators reporting to a President or Chancellor, and

professional staff being paid in excess of the salary sched-

ule, noting that salaries for all other professional staff

are being determined by the responsible Campus or Division

Officer and will be included in a Master List which will be

distributed when that document is complete. (Salary recom-

mendations contained in Ref. 42 and filed with permanent

minutes.)



Chancellor Baepler also distributed a comparison of admini-

strative salaries (as excerpted from the Arkansas study of

administrative salaries) which showed the relative position

of UNS salaries to administrative salaries paid by other

institutions. He pointed out that the survey shows that

salaries paid the two University Presidents are the lowest

among 99 institutions and expressed concern that the Univer-

sity is faced with recruiting for these two positions with

the salary ceiling imposed by the Legislature.



In the discussion following, Regent Karamanos commented

specifically on the salary increases proposed for Vice Pres-

ident Gorrell and Dr. Harry Gianneschi, stating that he did

not believe the recent public statements by Drs. Gorrell and

Gianneschi criticizing the Board's action in removing Presi-

dent Milam was demonstrative of the merit reflected in the

salary proposal. Mr. Karamanos cited a letter written by

Dr. Gianneschi to the Alumni Council as responsible for Mr.

Karamanos being harassed by representatives of the media.



Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that the language of the letter was

inappropriate for an individual responsible for public

relations for an institution and rejected a suggestion that

she was attempting to restrict Dr. Gianneschi's academic

freedom by her criticism of his actions.



Following extended discussion (transcript on file), Dr.

Anderson moved approval of the salary recommendations

contained in Ref. 42. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan,

failed to carry by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Knudtsen

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

Abstain - Mr. Ross.



The following explanations were offered in support of the

votes cast:



Mr. John Buchanan - disagreed with Dr. Gorrell but be-

lieves that one must look at overall performance of an

individual when making determinations concerning salary.



Mrs. Fong - opposed to salary increase of 6.6%, sug-

gested that 3.3% was adequate. "Such increases are

inflationary, will result in higher tuition, higher

taxes, and University pricing itself out of the market

and students will go elsewhere."



Mrs. Knudtsen - believed that Dr. Gianneschi is not

doing a good service for the University by continuing

his attacks against Regents, but conceded that perhaps

good outweighs bad. She hoped Dr. Gianneschi would be

more discreet.



Mr. Ross - opposed to considering salary recommendations

as a package, would prefer to vote on them individually

or by Campus or Division.



Mr. Karamanos moved that the salary recommendations be sent

back to the Administration and be resubmitted for Board con-

sideration at the May meeting, with the requirement that Dr.

Gorrell and Dr. Gianneschi be present for discussion with

the Board in Personnel Session. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



44. Recommendations for Salary and Perquisites for Officers



The following recommendations were submitted for approval:



Host

Salary House Auto Account



Chancellor Baepler $42,750 $4,600 a $7,200 b $4,000 d

President Crowley 42,750 4,600 3,600 c 4,000 d

President Dixon 42,750 4,600 3,600 c 4,000 d

President Smith 42,750 4,600 3,600 c 4,000 d

President Berg 38,500 3,600 c 4,000 d

President Bloyer 40,000 3,600 c 4,000 d

President Davis 40,000 3,600 c 4,000 d



a To be supplemented by a special account from which rent

and utilities for a furnished apartment in Reno will be

paid.



b To be considered as complete reimbursement for use of

personal car for University-related travel within 100

miles, one-way of either the Reno or Las Vegas offices.



c To be considered as complete reimbursement for use of

personal car for University-related travel within 100

miles, one-way, of home Campus or office.



d Payable upon submission of billings for entertainment

and host expenses incurred on behalf of the University.



Chancellor Baepler also recommended provision of a $1,200

annual automobile allowance for Counsel Larry Lessly for use

of personal car for local University-related travel.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



The following item was admitted to the agenda as an emergency

item:



45. Establishment of Advisory Committee for Urban Medical Clinic



President Crowley requested approval of a Type II Citizens

Advisory Committee for the Urban Medical Clinic to be es-

tablished by the School of Medical Sciences under an HEW

grant being transferred to the University from the Washoe

County Health Department. Chancellor Baepler recommended

approval.



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



46. Proposed Capital Improvement Program, 1979-83



Chancellor Baepler requested that presentation of the

Capital Improvement Program for 1979-83 be tabled until

the May meeting, noting, however, that should action not

be taken at that meeting, a special meeting immediately

thereafter would be required for the purpose of considering

the Capital Improvement Program request for submission to

the 1979 Legislative Session.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved to table presentation of the Capital

Improvement Program Request for 1979-83 until the next

meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without

dissent.



47. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Mr. John Buchanan reported on the meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee which had been held immediately preceding

the Board meeting, noting that a quorum of the Committee had

not been present and requesting the Board to act on the fol-

lowing recommendations which had been presented to the

Committee:



(1) Acceptance of a recommendation by Messrs. Shuman and

Pinching for purchase, from funds held in the Pinching

Memorial Scholarship Fund, of second mortgages on six

unimproved lots at Incline Village, at a total price of

$49,285.01 (specific lots identified in material dis-

tributed to Committee and included in minutes of

Committee).



(2) Approval of recommendations from First National Bank to

sell certain shares totaling $641,000 (shares proposed

for sale identified in minutes of committee).



(3) Approval of recommendations from Valley Bank to sell

certain shares totaling $63,700 (shares proposed for

sale identified in minutes of committee).



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the foregoing recommen-

dations. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 43 - Salary Recommendations Requiring

Board Approval



Mr. Karamanos moved for reconsideration of the motion con-

cerning salaries for administrative staff. Motion to recon-

sider seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.



Mr. Karamanos moved that all salary recommendations con-

tained in Ref. 42 be approved with the exception of salaries

recommended for Dr. Robert Gorrell and Dr. Harry Gianneschi,

which recommendations to be considered in May, following a

Personnel Session for the purpose of discussing the profes-

sional competence of the individuals concerned. Motion sec-

onded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



48. New Business



(1) Mr. John Buchanan asked for discussion at a subse-

quent meeting of the establishment of an Advisory

Board for the Hotel Administration program.



(2) Mr. John Buchanan also requested that a cost model be

developed for the operation and maintenance costs for

projects included on the Capital Improvement Program

Request for 1979-83.



(3) Mr. Karamanos requested discussion of the appointment

of an academic advisor for the UNLV Athletic Depart-

ment.



(4) Dr. Fred Anderson requested discussion at the May

meeting of the employment of an architect for Phase 4

of the Medical School Complex.



(5) Mrs. Fong reported that she had received a petition

containing 456 signatures protesting the expenditure

of student funds for the Wet T-shirt and Muscleman

contests recently held at UNLV.



The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board

04-21-1978