04/23/1971

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 23-24, 1971








04-23-1971

Pages 91-118

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 23-24, 1971



The Board of Regents met on April 23, 1971 in the Travis Lounge,

Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Fred M. Anderson M. D.

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mr. Archie C. Grant

Louis Lombardi, M. D.



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Director Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

Director John M. Ward (DRI)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Business Manager Edward Pine (UNR)

Business Manager Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Gene Barbagelata, Deputy Attorney General

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information, UNR

Dr. Edmund Barmettler, UNR Faculty Senate

Dr. Don Fowler, DRI Faculty Senate

Dr. John Vergiels, UNLV Faculty Senate

Mr. Marvin Baker, System Faculty

Mr. Richard Myers, CSUN

Mr. Dan Klaich, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 9:30 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



Upon motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, the

minutes of the meeting of March 12-13, 1971 were approved as

distributed.



2. Acceptance of Gifts



Chancellor Humphrey recommended acceptance of the gifts and

grants as reported in Ref. A (filed with permanent minutes).



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the gifts be accepted and the Secretary

be requested to send an appropriate acknowledgment to the

donors.



3. Report of Personnel Appointments



Approval of the following appointments was recommended by

the appropriate officers:



UNR



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Wendy R. Mc Govern, Area Expanded Food and Nutrition Agent,

1/16/71-6/30/71 - $8,850



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Stephanie Lorigan, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 3/1/71-6/30/71

- $2,500 (replacement for David Phoenix)



NATIONAL COLLEGE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE



Theodore J. Glenn, Program Assistant, 4/1/71-6/30/71 -

$15,000



NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE COURT JUDGES



Mattie Gammon, Fiscal Officer, 2/1/71-6/30/71 - $8,500



Mary Volpa, Manager, Training Services, 3/1/71-6/30/71 -

$6,960



ORVIS SCHOOL OF NURSING



Louis Clar, Clinical Instructor, 3/1/71-6/30/71



Marjorie Neff, Clinical Instructor, 3/1/71-6/30/71



SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES



John M. Edmiston, Associate Director, Division of Clinical

Sciences; Lecturer in Surgery, 3/1/71-6/30/71 - $687.50

monthly 1/4 time



Thomas Scully, Director, Division of Clinical Sciences;

Professor of Pediatrics, 3/1/71-6/30/71 - $687.50 monthly

1/4 time



UNLV



COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS



David Allen Boyd, Graduate Assistant, 2/1/71-6/30/71 -

$1,250



STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES



Eleanor Harris, Financial Aids Counselor, 7/1/71-6/30/72 -

$8,460



DRI



Maurice J. Miles, Research Assistant, 12/30/70-6/30/71 -

$587.50 monthly 1/2 time



Vern N. Smiley, Research Professor, 5/1/71-6/30/71 - $1,930

monthly



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent that the appointments be approved as

recommended.



4. Equal Employment Opportunity in the State Cooperative

Extension Service



President Miller reported that Title 7 - Agriculture, Sub-

title A-Office of the Secretary, Part 18-Equal Employment

Opportunity in the State Cooperative Extension Service

requires compliance with certain Federal regulations. He

noted that Dean Bohmont has prepared a detailed program

which is believed will offer evidence leading to approval

of compliance.



Dean Bohmont commented on the program, noting that it

specifically provides:



(1) That the President shall charge the Director of

Cooperative Extension with the responsibility for

complying with provisions of Title 7;



(2) That the Director of Cooperative Extension shall charge

the County Extension Agents with responsibility for

carrying out specific county programs; and



(3) That a home economics coordinator be designated on

Campus to carry out these matters for Home Economics

Extension employees.



President Miller recommended approval of the proposed pro-

gram. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



5. School of Medical Sciences



President Miller recalled that in January 1969, when the

Medical Education Feasibility Study was presented to the

Board, prior to its presentation to the State Legislature,

the graduate degree of Master of Science in Health Sciences

was discussed. Also in February 1971, it was reported that

UNR would make a presentation in April concerning finaliza-

tion of degree programs to be included in the School of

Medical Sciences. President Miller noted that the report is

not complete and requested that presentation be deferred

until the May meeting.



The Board concurred with the request.



6. ASUN Constitution



Chancellor Humphrey recalled in February 1971, the Board

gave interim approval to the ASUN Constitution until April,

subject to review and modification and directed "the docu-

ment be referred back to the Administration, the Attorney

General and ASUN for further study and referral back to the

Board through the Student Affairs Committee."



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed earlier action of the Board,

noting that when the document had been submitted in February

certain exceptions were taken to provisions in the Consti-

tution and the ASUN was requested to review the document

in reservations expressed by the Chancellor, the Deputy

Attorney and members of the Board.



Mr. Klaich stated that the ASUN does not plan to recommend

any modifications or revisions to the Constitution and

wishes to have the document again presented to the Board.



President Miller recommended that interim approval of the

ASUN Constitution be extended until May 28-29, 1971 at which

time reconsideration of the document will be requested.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Miss Thompson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



7. ASUN Fees



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the ASUN fee presenty assess-

ed undergraduate students at UNR is $27.50 per student per

semester. These fees are collected by the University but

are allocated by the Finance Control Board of ASUN. Of this

total fee, $7.50 is earmarked by Board of Regents action

(March 12-13, 1971) for Intercollegiate Athletics.



Mr. Jacobsen read a letter from Dr. Joseph Libke, President,

Wolf Pack Boosters Club, which recommended that the $7.50 be

retained for men's intercollegiate athletics, that financial

support for women's athletics be provided from an increase

in student fees and the present allocation be separated from

ASUN fees or from control of the ASUN Finance Control Board.

(Letter filed with permanent minutes.) President Miller

introduced members of the Wolf Pack Booster's Club and mem-

bers of the Athletic Department who spoke in support of the

recommendations contained in Dr. Libke's letter.



Mr. Dan Klaich, President of ASUN, spoke in support of a

resolution adopted by the ASUN Finance Control Board for the

handling of $7.50 allocation to intercollegiate athletics.

(Resolution identified as Ref. C and filed with permanent

minutes.) Specifically, that resolution recommended that

the $7.50 presently allocated to intercollegiate athletics

remain in the control of ASUN and that a minimum of $.50 of

the fee be apportioned to women's intercollegiate athletics.

The resolution also specified the manner whereby funds would

be allocated to the athletic programs by the ASUN Finance

Control Board and in what percentages.



Mr. Klaich also spoke in opposition to the recommendation

that this matter be considered as an information item only

until the May meeting at which time action would be request-

ed. He expressed concern that a delay until May would make

it inconvenient both for the students and for the Athletic

Department.



President Miller stated that the recommendation that he was

prepared to make, for action in May, was the allocation of

student fees to intercollegiate athletics be kept at $7.50

per student per semester; that the fee be separated from the

ASUN fee and established in a distinct and separately iden-

tified fund; that $.50 of this fund go to women's athletics,

the amount to be reviewed annually by a committee which

would review the budget and make recommendations to the

President's Office.



Miss Del Papa expressed strong opposition to separating this

fee from the ASUN total fee and to the recommendation that

control be removed from the Finance Control Board.



Mr. Jacobsen called for an end to the discussion, noting

that action would be requested in May.



Miss Del Papa objected, stating that the students wished to

have action at the meeting today. Mr. Klaich agreed, stat-

ing it had become clear that there was no longer a disagree-

ment on the allocation of $7.50 and the only matter to be

resolved was that of student control. Jon Wellinghof also

agreed, stating that he believed the Board had already had

time to consider the matter and should take action on it

now.



The Board recessed for a brief period after which Chairman

Jacobsen stated that an opportunity would be provided on the

following day for further discussion on this matter if the

Board wished. However, he stated, he would not call for

action on the matter until then.



8. UNR Marching Band



President Miller endorsed a recommendation by the ASUN, De-

partment of Music, and the Dean of the College of Arts and

Science that the present marching band at UNR be discontinu-

ed and in its place a pep band be utilized for basketball

games and other sports situations. He also recommended the

$.50 per student per semester which is allocated from the

ASUN fee to the marching band be allocated to the pep band

for one year after which the situation would be reviewed and

an adjustment made to reflect level of support required to

sustain the pep band. Mr. Ted Puffer, Chairman of the Music

Department, stated the Department is in favor of the pep

band and believes that it is more feasible to attempt to

support this kind of activity rather than to continue with a

marching band. He estimated that an investment of between

$4,500 and $7,000 would permit the changeover, after which

the support required would be substantially reduced. Mr.

Klaich reported that ASUN totally supports the proposed pep

band and recommended that the $.50 allocation be allowed to

revert to the ASUN general fund with the understanding that

ASUN would support the pep band at whatever level of alloca-

tion is required.



President Miller stated that he would endorse that request

and recommend approval of the Board for:



(1) Discontinuance of the marching band;



(2) Replacement by a pep band;



(3) Reversion of the $.50 allocation to the ASUN general

fund; and



(4) Acknowledgment of ASUN's commitment to totally support

the pep band financially.



Mr. Bilbray moved that the recommendation of President

Miller be approved. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson.



Mr. Morris moved to amend the motion to provide the $.50

allocation be earmarked for the pep band and be turned over

to the Music Department to be used at the discretion of the

Department for the benefit of the pep band. Motion to amend

seconded by Dr. Anderson, failed with two affirmative and

seven opposing votes. Main motion carried without dissent.



9. Alcoholic Beverage Policy



President Miller recalled that in February the Board approv-

ed certain changes in rules relative to use of liquor in ap-

proved housing, applicable only to UNR. In approving this

change the Board directed that an informational report con-

cerning implementation of the policy be brought back to the

Board in April. (Report identified as Ref. E, filed with

permanent minutes.)



President Miller also noted, as requested by Mr. Morris,

all quarterly reports of disciplinary cases handled at UNR

during the past year were also included with the agenda.



Members of the Student Affairs Office Staff reported on the

process followed to implement the change in policy and also

on the experience in administering the policy. All members

of the staff expressed satisfaction with the policy.



President Miller noted that the action of the Board in

February had been to approve the change in policy "for the

balance of the current semester." He also expressed satis-

faction with the policy and recommended its provisional

status be removed. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the recommendation. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



Mr. Mc Dermott stated that he would prefer more experience

with the policy before permitting it to become permanent.

Mr. Morris agreed.



Mr. Hug suggested weight be given to the experience the

people in Student Affairs are finding to be the case. He

noted the policy is apparently working successfully and

the fact that there are violations reported indicate the

policy is being enforced. He recommended the provisional

status be removed.



Motion carried with the following roll call:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Hug, Mrs.

Knudtsen, Miss Thompson

No - Mr. Mc Dermott, Mr. Morris, Mr. Steninger

Abstain - Mr. Jacobsen



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



10. State Planning Board



Mr. Jacobsen noted the presence of members of the State

Planning Board who had been involved with the Regents at the

request of Mr. William Flangas. Mr. Bert Fitz, Chairman,

introduced members of his Board: Mr. William Flangas, Mr.

Gene Empey, Mr. I. J. Sandorf, Mr. Joe Sheehy, Mr. Peter

Echeverria and Mr. Sam Krug.



Mr. Fitz expressed appreciation for the opportunity to meet

with the Board of Regents and to discuss certain matters

concerning University capital improvements. He expressed

satisfaction generally with the relationship between the

Board of Regents and the State Planning Board but noted from

time to time there are some areas which cause confusion.

Mr. Fitz stated that the State Planning Board had, at their

meeting earlier in the day, referred to independently writ-

ten memorandums; one written by Chancellor Humphrey (identi-

fied as Ref. K and filed with permanent minutes), and one

written by Mr. Hancock, Manager of the State Planning Board

(also filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Fitz noted that the majority of the members of the State

Planning Board feel there is still some doubt about the way

projects funded by other than State sources are to be hand-

led. He stated that the Planning Board "takes no exception

to the concept that the scope of the facility being complet-

ed is entirely within the boundaries of the Board of the

Regents"; however, he added, "the Planning Board members

feel they have a responsibility for the ultimate use of all

public lands." Even though a facility to be constructed on

land acquired by the Board of Regents will be handled en-

tirely by the University, the Planning Board might be re-

quired in the future to provide additional facilities with

appropriated money. The Planning Board should, therefore,

be consulted when planning is entered into and prior to

the acquisition of property. Mr. Fitz continued by stating

that in connection with the siting of the specific build-

ings, the same argument would apply. In these two areas,

acquisition of property and siting of special buildings,

more cooperation between the State Planning Board and the

Board of Regents was desirable.



Mr. Mc Dermott asked if point #2 of the Chancellor's recom-

mendation contained in the memorandum identified as Ref. K

did not deal with that concern; that is, the "University

continue to maintain primary responsibility for projects

not involving any State funds, with the State Planning Board

serving in a consultive capacity by agreement between the

State Planning Board and the University."



Mr. Fitz agreed that it did fulfill the request the State

Planning Board had, if it were observed, but stated some

of the members of the Planning Board feel that perhaps there

should be a more explicit understanding in this capacity.

He noted that "by agreement" does not necessarily insure

that the University will consult with the Planning Board or

will use the Planning Board.



Mr. Humphrey suggested that the essence of the discussion

seemed to be the State Planning Board is suggesting that

the basic agreement between the two Boards be amended to

provide that the State Planning Board will be consulted.

Mr. Fitz agreed.



Mr. Fitz also agreed that the State Planning Board has been

consulted in the past, adding there was only one project

in which they felt they were a little "out in left field",

that being the Health Related Science facility. He noted

that the State Planning Board was not aware of the situation

until they were asked to review the final plans.



Mr. Echeverria commented that the Related Health facility

site was selected on the northern portion of the Campus.

The State Planning Board did not have an opportunity to re-

view those plans or the site selection or location because

of the time element involved in having them approved by HEW.

Mr. Echeverria stated that there was concern in the Planning

Board had there been an opportunity to plan the location

of the facility with the University, the State Planning

Board would not have selected the northernmost location

which had been chosen.



Mr. Humphrey suggested some clarification might be useful.

He noted that the area selected for the Health Related Sci-

ence facility was approved by the Board of Regents several

years ago. He suggested that if there was concern about the

location it need not have waited until now to be expressed.

(Note to Minutes: The ten acre site was dedicated to the

School of Medical Sciences in January, 1968.)



Mr. Pine agreed, noting that he had discussed the location

of the facility with Mr. Hancock, and that Mr. Berger of the

State Planning Board staff had worked with the University

staff in developing the plans. He also pointed out that the

Skidmore, Owings, Merrill master plan for UNR had dedicated

the area on which the building is to be located to the

Professional Colleges.



Mr. Echeverria stated that he was not aware of the proposed

location until the final plans were submitted to the State

Planning Board for review.



Mr. Humphrey pointed out that under the basic agreement

between the Board of Regents and the State Planning Board

there is no obligation to inform the State Planning Board

when the project is not funded from State monies. He noted

the University and the State Planning Board had developed

a specific agreement for the Health Related facility, ap-

proved by both Boards, and the agreement had been followed

by the staffs of the two Boards. He continued by stating

that he believed the present basic agreement is important

and necessary and pointed out that the University Adminis-

tration does not recommend amendment to the agreement.



Mr. Empey suggested perhaps the Board of Regents did not

look at the function of the State Planning Board as he did.

He said he believed the Planning Board is obligated to de-

termine future needs of the State agencies and because of

shortage of land should integrate planning as far out in the

future as possible. He suggested that an addition be made

to the basic agreement to provide for site selection by the

State Planning Board.



Dr. Anderson moved that it be the policy of the Board of

Regents that the State Planning Board be notified of prelim-

inary site selection in case they wished to express a dif-

ference of opinion. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris.



Mr. Steninger pointed out that this was contrary to the

Chancellor's recommendation, endorsed by the other Univer-

sity Officers, and stated he would prefer to have the Uni-

versity retain the option. Dr. Anderson stated that his

recommendation called for consultation only.



Mr. Bilbray moved that Dr. Anderson's motion be tabled and

the Board of Regents continue under its present agreement

with the State Planning Board. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger and carried with the following roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Hug, Mr. Morris

Yes - Mr. Bilbray, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Mc Dermott,

Mr. Steninger, Miss Thompson

Abstain - Mr. Jacobsen



Mr. Steninger moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion as contained in Ref. K. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

Dermott, carried without dissent.



For clarification, the following recommendation of the

Chancellor was restated as follows:



(1) The agreement between the University and the State

Planning Board continue in effect for those capital

improvement projects involving State funds.



(2) The University continue to maintain primary responsi-

bility for projects not involving any State funds, with

the State Planning Board serving in a consultive capac-

ity by agreement between the State Planning Board and

the University for each project.



(3) The University maintain responsibility for Campus proj-

ects with the understanding that the Campus master

plans will be adhered to as closely as is feasible but

that it is a plan which is subject to amendment.



(4) Additional State funding be solicited to further accel-

erate the University capital improvement projects.



(5) The excellent cooperation between the State Planning

Board staff and the University staff be maintained to

resolve problems of a mutual nature related to the

University's capital needs.



Mr. Hug moved that when a site has been selected by the

Board of Regents, the State Planning Board be informed of

that site selection so that the Board of Regents is assured

that the site has been called to their attention. Motion

seconded by Mr. Anderson, carried without dissent.



11. Matching Funds for Nursing Student Loan Program



President Miller reported that the UNR Nursing Student Loan

Program has received an additional allocation of $3,214

requiring a matching contribution of 1/9 or $357. He re-

quested that the required matching funds be provided by a

transfer of $357 from the Goodfellow Loan Fund. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



12. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000



A. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 7, 1971

for a contract with the Renewable Natural Resources

Department, College of Agriculture, to conduct aerial

photography over a 2,000 square mile area in Las Vegas

and Central Nevada. One bid was received: Interna-

tional Imaging Systems, Mountain View, Calif. - $8,900.



President Miller recommended award of the contract to

International Imaging Systems. Funds are avilable from

the Department of the Interior. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Miss Thompson, car-

ried without dissent above recommendation be approved.



B. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 9 for the

purchase of a Multi-Channel Analyzer System to be used

by the Nuclear Engineering Department, College of Engi-

neering, to identify substances that are radio-active

and to measure the gamma rays emitted by radio isotopes.



Bids were received as follows:



Nuclear Data, Inc., Palatine, Illinois $ 5,931

Northern Scientific, Menlo Park, California 8,300

Nuclear Diodes, Inc., Prairie View, Illinois 8,350

Nuclear Chicago, Cupertino, California 9,700

Canberra Industries, Meriden, Connecticut 11,860



President Miller recommended award of the contract to

Nuclear Data, Inc., Palatine, Illinois, in the amount of

$5,931. Funds are available from AEC grant funds and

Departmental funds. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Steninger,

carried wtihout dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



C. Mr. Pine reported that the College of Agriculture has

requested the lease-purchase of a Freeman Hay Baler for

the Main Station Farm, at a total cost of $13,765 to be

paid in four annual installments of $2,500 and a fifth

year final payment of $3,765.



President Miller recommended approval, noting that funds

are available from Federal and State allocations to the

College.



Mr. Bilbray moved that this matter be tabled until the

May meeting at which time information be provided con-

cerning amount of hay baled annually and cost of compar-

able balers. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried

without dissent.



13. Report of Purchase



President Miller reported that in March, the Administration

was authorized to receive bids and award a contract for the

purchase of water distribution equipment for use in Newlands

Project, contingent upon appropriation of the required funds

by the State Legislature. AB 157, appropriating $19,829,

was passed and the equipment purchased from four suppliers,

each low bidders on specified items, at a total cost of

$8,909.24.



14. Health Related Science Building



Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 7, 1971 for

construction of the Health Related Science building. Six

bids were received:



Johnson and Mape Construction Co., Sacramento $624,500

Capriotti-Lemon and Associates 630,944

Mc Kenzie Construction Co. 633,515

Leonard W. Smith Construction Co. 642,137

Walker Boudwin Construction Co. 660,356

A. S. Johnson Construction Co. 666,129



A review of the project funding and estimative budget as

approved by the Board of Regents, February 12-13, 1971 was

included with the agenda, as follows:



Funding



"Non-appropriated funds available to Regents" $ 300,000

Kellogg Fund Grant 60,000

H. E. W. Grant 686,010

$1,046,010



Project Budget



Architect/Engineer $ 55,730

Site Investigation 2,135

Construction 782,145

Contingency 14,000

Movable Equipment 149,000

Inspection 12,000

Access Road & Outside Utilities 31,000

$1,046,010



President Miller requested approval to recommend the low bid

of Johnson and Mape Construction Co. to the Department of

Health, Education and Welfare for acceptance. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



15. Extension of Heat Trench



Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 14, 1971 for

extension of the Heat Trench to the site of the College of

Education building, UNR. Funding for the project was auth-

orized at the November, 1970 meeting with $100,000 to be

allocated from the UNR Capital Improvement Fee Account.

Bids received were:



Harker & Harker $ 94,553

Mc Kenzie Construction Co. 102,480

Savini Construction Co. 118,400



President Miller recommended award of the contract to

Harker & Harker. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



16. Large Animal Facility



Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 22, 1971 for

construction of the Large Animal Facility, UNR; however, all

bids were rejected and the project will be rebid.



17. Progress of University Projects



Mr. Pine filed a status report on capital improvement proj-

ects under the supervision of the Director of Physical

Plant, UNR. A report from the State Planning Board was also

distributed. (Both reports are on file in the Chancellor's

Office.)



18. Memorial Statement



President Miller presented, with his endorsement, a recom-

mendation by the faculty of the College of Arts and Science,

UNR that the following statement in memory of Dean Frederick

Wood be adopted by the Board:



RESOLUTION #71-11



Dr. Frederick Wood was born December 17, 1889 in Zionsville,

Indiana, and died December 4, 1970 in Lake Worth, Florida.

After schooling in his native state, he received the B. A.

degree of the University of Wisconsin in 1915 and the M. A.

a year later and served as instructor in Engineering

Mathematics for two years there.



He served as First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Field Artillery,

in World War I and saw action in the Moselle River area in

France. He returned to the University of Wisconsin as an

instructor and received his Ph. D. degree in 1923. There-

after, he was Head of the Department of Mathematics at the

State Normal Schools in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Lake Forest

College, Georgia, Wesleyan College and Hamline University,

where he also held a Deanship. He became Dean of the Col-

lege of Arts and Science at the University of Nevada in 1938

and continued in that position until he retired in 1955.

During World War II he assumed additional heavy responsibil-

ities as Academic Director of Army Training Programs.



He was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advance-

ment of Science and belonged to the American Mathematical

Society, Mathematical Association of America, Scabbard and

Blade, Gamma Alpha, Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi. He has

served as a regional Chairman of the Mathematical Associa-

tion of America. He was regarded as an outstanding teacher

of mathematics and many of his students have gone on to

distinguished careers in the field. As Dean of the largest

College during a period of considerable expansion, Dean Wood

was certainly one of the most influential faculty members

and a major contributor to the progress and development of

his College and the University.



After retirement, Dean Wood divided his time between homes

in Florida and upper Michigan. He is survived by his wife,

Frances, and sons Frederick, Jr., Physician of Kenosha, Wis-

consin, and Donald, Nuclear Physicist of Colorado Springs,

Colorado, 5 grandchildren, and 7 brothers and sisters.



Although Dean Wood never sought the spotlight, he was a

strong man and his efforts to solve the problems and raise

the standards of this University are permanently memorial-

ized in traditions and procedures which we still follow.

There have been few men who have done more that was good

for any University than Frederick Wood did for this one.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Morris, carried with-

out dissent that the above memorial statement be adopted.



19. Provisional Graduate Standing Category



President Zorn presented, with his endorsement, a recommen-

dation by the UNLV Graduate Council for a new policy per-

taining to provisional graduate standing, as follows:



A student who has been denied admission to Graduate

Standing because of an overall undergraduate grade

point average of less than 2.50 may be granted ad-

mission as a Provisional Standing student upon ap-

proval of the Department Chairman, the Dean of the

College and the Graduate Dean. Provisional Standing

may be changed to Graduate Standing upon successful

completion of one semester of full-time graduate

study -- specifically, a minimum of 9 credit hours

previously approved by the Department Chairman. 10

weeks of full-time graduate study in a single Summer

may be regarded as equivalent (9 course credits would

constitute an acceptable full load during the 2 sessions

of the Summer).



A student may not remain on Provisional status for

more than one semester. It is the student's responsi-

bility at the end of the semester to file for a change

of status. Change of status must be effected prior

to the close of the late registration period. Should

change in status not be effected, the result will be

denial of admission to Graduate Standing through the

Provisional Standing procedure. The GRE route, how-

ever, will still be open.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective Summer,

1971.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



20. Graduate Student Organization, UNLV



President Zorn recalled that in April, 1970, the Board ap-

proved a Graduate Student Organization at UNLV, approved

the assessment of a $2 per semester fee, but deferred ap-

proval of a proposed Constitution. He noted that he would

not recommend further consideration of the Constitution.

He also noted that collection of the $2 per semester fee

was never implemented. In view of the above, President Zorn

recommended that recognition of the Graduate Organization be

withdrawn and the assessment of the $2 per semester fee be

rescinded. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Morris, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



21. Report of Disciplinary Cases



President Zorn reported for the period December 15, 1970

through March 15, 1971, there have been no complaints filed

at UNLV under the provisions of the Interim Rules. He noted

that during this period a former student was involved in

violence and harassment directed at several UNLV students

but left the Campus upon request.



22. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000



Mr. Westfall reported that bids were requested from five

suppliers for the purchase of eight teletypes and auxiliary

equipment to be used in a statistical laboratory in the

Mathematics Department. One bid was received from Eastern

Dynamics Corporation for $7,124.



President Zorn recommended approval of the purchase with

funds from an NSF grant. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Morris, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



23. Transfer of Funds



President Zorn recalled that in December, 1967, the Board of

Regents, upon the recommendation of Dr. Moyer, authorized

the use of Football Gifts Fund monies (i. e., money collect-

ed from Athletic Boosters) for expansion of the locker

room in the gymnasium. The total cost of the expansion was

$27,339.80 of which $20,916.82 was from gift funds.



President Zorn noted that Regent Morris had requested that

the Board authorize the repayment of this fund in order that

its chronic deficit might be overcome and each year's

operation become self-supporting.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that had the Football Gift Account

not been used for this purpose the cost would have been paid

either from Buildings and Grounds operating monies or the

Capital Improvement Fee Fund. He recommended $20,916.82

be transferred from the UNLV Capital Improvement Fee Fund

(510-860-3760) to the UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics (spec-

ifically, Football 1-40-261-5611).



Chancellor Humphrey also noted the inclusion of an analysis

of the UNLV Capital Improvement Fee Fund with the agenda

(identified as Ref. I and filed with permanent minutes).

He stated the fund will have an unencumberred balance June

30, 1971 of $47,000. In July a bond service payment of

$109,000 is due which will temporarily put the fund in a

deficit position if the Performing Arts building payment is

also made; however, Fall 1971 receipts will be adequate to

again bring the fund into balance.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the transfer as

requested.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



24. Confirmation of Interfund Loan



President Zorn noted that in February, 1967, the Board of

Regents adopted a policy for the use of Capital Improvement

Fee monies which included the use of thse monies as loans to

"dormitory and dining hall bond debt service funds in the

event such funds are unable to meet their annual payments".

Such loans were, however, to be submitted to the Board of

Regents for approval. In developing the FY 1970 Financial

Statements, it was determined that three loans from the UNLV

Capital Improvement Fee Fund had been made to UNLV residence

hall and dining commons debt service accounts without refer-

ence to the Board of Regents. These were:



Fall, 1967 $50,350

Spring, 1968 25,000

Spring, 1970 26,300



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that, for the record, these

interfund loans be approved, with the understanding that

such loans shall not be made in the future without prior

approval by the Board.



Motion by Mr. Morris, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



25. Request for Right of Way and Easement



Mr. Westfall presented a request from the Nevada Power

Company for a right of way grant and an electrical sub-

station easement at UNLV. The right of way will extend from

the north boundary of the Campus to the site of the new sub-

station to be built to service the Education and Humanities

buildings and future buildings in the area, continuing in a

north-south line between the Chemistry building and the

Education building. This will, he noted, provide a power

loop connecting an existing electrical sub-station with the

one to be constructed. All wiring will be underground. The

easement requested is over an easement already granted to

the Clark County Sewer District.



President Zorn recommended approval. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred, noting that the right of way grant document has

been reviewed and approved as to form by Deputy Attorney

General Barbagelata.



Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



26. Report of the Committee on the Developing University



President Zorn reviewed the report of the Committee on the

Developing University and some of the provisions for reor-

ganization of UNLV which are contained in the recommenda-

tions of the Committee. Action will be requested at the May

meeting. (Report is on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



27. Upon motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Hug, the supple-

mental agenda was accepted for consideration by the Board.



28. Matching Funds for Nursing Student Loan Program



President Zorn reported that the UNLV Nursing Student Loan

Program has received an additional allocation of $8,582,

requiring a matching contribution of 1/9 or $954. He

requested approval of a transfer of the required matching

funds from the Lowell Daniels Endowment Income Account

(4-029-6503).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



29. Mr. Bilbray commented that the University funds had been ex-

pended to have a fence erected around the construction site

of the Performing Arts Center to protect young children who

wander onto the Campus, particularly on weekends. However,

he stated, the contractor has on several occasions left the

gate open so the possible danger to children still exists.

Mr. Bilbray moved that the construction company be requested

by the University Administration to keep the gates locked.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



30. Selection of Architects and Engineers



Chancellor Humphrey reported that an effort to expedite the

capital improvement program approved by the 1971 Legisla-

ture, the State architects/engineers for the following

projects:



A. Site Development, UNR - Mr. Pine recommended the firm of

d'Autremont, Helms and Associates, Los Angeles, to serve

as architect/engineer for this project consisting pri-

marily of addition of heat generator and extension of

the heat trench to the Gymnasium and Church of Fine

Arts. President Miller concurred. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried

without dissent that above recommendation be approved.



B. Community College Instructional Building, ECC - Dr.

Donnelly recommended that three firms be nominated by

the Board of Regents with the final selection to be

made by the State Planning Board. Firms recommended

were:



Raymond Hellman, Reno

Arne Purhonen, Elko

Hewitt Wells, Reno



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Steninger,

carried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.



C. Chancellor Humphrey reported that the architects for the

Physical Education Complexes were selected by architec-

tural competition; Mr. James Mc Daniel for the UNLV

project and Mr. Ted Selden for the UNR project. He also

noted that Boyle Engineers of Las Vegas had been retain-

ed by the State Planning Board for the UNLV Landscaping

and Site Development project.



Mr. Hug spoke about the architect for the UNLV Physical

Education Complex, asking if there was any way to take

action to insure this project is designed within the

money available. He recalled that the last two projects

designed by Mr. Mc Daniel had exceeded the estimated

budget by substantial amounts. He requested that Mr.

Mc Daniel be advised of the Board's concern.



31. Request to Establish Bank Account



President Miller requested authorization to establish a bank

account at United California Bank, Terminal Annex, Los

Angeles, California, to be used to deposit payments made by

UNR students in repayment of NDSL loans. Withdrawals will

be made on a weekly basis to presently established accounts

in the Reno area. Signature authority for withdrawals was

recommended for: Henry Hattori

Daniel Pease

Edward L. Pine



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



32. Proposed Salary Schedule



Dr. Donnelly presented a proposed salary schedule for

Community College Division professional staff for 1971-72.

(Schedule identified as Ref. J and filed with permanent

minutes.) Comparative data was also distributed at meeting.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Steninger, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that proposed salary schedule be approved.



33. Approval of Signature Authority



Dr. Donnelly reported that Elko Community College presently

has a $500 Petty Cash Account on deposit at Nevada National

Bank. He recommended the following signature authority for

withdrawals from this account: Elmer L. Kuntz

Sue M. Ballew

Bernard Sadowski

Marie P. Adair



Dr. Donnelly noted that the College also has a depository

account and recommended that the above persons be authorized

for the Night Depository Agreement covering this account.

Signature authority for payment from the depository account

rests with UNR Controller's Office. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Steninger, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



34. Business Technology Programs, UNR-CCD



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in March the Board re-

quested UNR and CCD consult concerning the transfer of the

Business Technology Program, presently administered at NTI,

to the Community College Division July 1, 1971. He noted

that President Miller and Director Donnelly and their staffs

have developed an agreement, involving the use of General

University Extension, whereby students presently enrolled at

NTI in the Business Techology Program may complete the pro-

gram by attending classes in the Community College Division

but receive the associate degree from UNR. (Agreement

identified as Ref. L and filed with permanent minutes.)

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Steninger, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the agreement be approved.



35. Administration of University Endowment Fund



Chancellor Humphrey noted that in March, information was

requested concerning the brokerage firms used by First

National Bank in its administration of the University's

endowment account. He presented a letter from Mr. E. Thayer

Bigelow, Senior Vice President, explaining the bank's pro-

cedure (letter identified as Ref. M and filed with permanent

minutes).



36. Student Evaluation of Instruction



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the November, 1970

meeting of the Board, a motion was passed which directed the

Presidents of UNR and UNLV and the Director of CCD to

"consider and of UNR develop, facilities to a plan for

implementation of a student evaluation of faculty with the

understanding that the Board would assist in funding such a

program, with the amount of funding to be determined follow-

ing presentation of the proposals in March, 1971." At the

March, 1971 meeting the following proposals were presented:



(a) President Zorn distributed a "Survey of Student Opinion

of Teaching, Sequence of Course Evaluation Procedures"

for Spring, 1971 and a cost estimate as follows:



Cost of commercial printing of

4,000 copies of course evaluation

book $2,800 to $3,000

Cost of key punching data 150

Labor cost (student writers and testers

and a programmer) 850

Total estimated cost $3,800 to $4,000



A charge of $.25 per copy was proposed for books sold

to students.



(b) President Miller presented a "Report on Teacher Educa-

tion by Students" which reported on a survey conducted

December, 1970. Participation was voluntary on the

part of the faculty and 28% of the UNR teaching faculty

partipated.



(c) Director Donnelly presented a proposal to use the

"Institutional Self-Study Service" of the American

College Testing Program. This service "provides a

comprehensive research report that allows students to

express their opinions about many aspects of the insti-

tution and about their development in various areas."



Chancellor Humphrey made the following recommendations:



(1) That the out-of-pocket costs of student evaluations of

faculty be divided into two categories:



(a) costs related to gathering and compiling data; and

(b) printing of the results.



(2) That in view of the Board's attitude of support of this

project and Administration's commitment, $4,000 each

be made available from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Fund to UNR and UNLV and $200 to the Elko

Community College;



(3) That any unused funds be returned to the fund; and



(4) That each President decide whether a charge is to be

made for copies of the documents.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without

dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



37. Proposed Changes in Titles



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in March the Board agreed

to the inclusion on this agenda, for action, a recommenda-

tion the titles of the Directors of DRI and CCD be changed

to President. Subsequent to that meeting he noted that a

resolution had been received from the Elko Community College

Advisory Board opposing any change in the title of the

President of Elko Community College.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that despite the expressed oppo-

sition by the Elko Community College Advisory Board, he

wished to recommend that:



(1) The title of the Director of DRI be changed to

President, effective immediately;



(2) The title of the Director of CCD be changed to

President, effective immediatley;



(3) The title of the President of Elko Community College

be changed to Executive Vice President, effective

immediately;



(4) The title of the executive officer of future Community

Colleges be that of Executive Vice President; and



(5) Article VI of the Board of Regents By-Laws be amended

to accommodate the change in titles.



A proposed amendment was submitted (identified as Ref. P and

filed with permanent minutes) for first reading with final

adoption to occur at the meeting in May.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Miss Thompson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



38. Change in Meeting Dates



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the June meeting is presently

scheduled for June 11-12 in Las Vegas. This date follows

the May 28-29 meeting in Elko by only two weeks. He recom-

mended the June meeting be cancelled, noting that the July

meeting is scheduled for July 16-17 in Reno.



Motion by Mr. Steninger, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



The meeting adjourned at 5:00 P.M.



The regular meeting of the Board resumed at 2:00 P.M., Saturday,

April 14, 1971 in the Center for Religion and Life, Reno. All

Regents, officers and staff present the previous day were again

in attenance.



Discussion resumed on Item 7, ASUN Fees



President Miller again presented his recommendation concern-

ing the student portion of funding for intercollegiate

athletics as follows:



1. That the present $7.50 allocation be retained and not

increased.



2. That this portion of the ASUN fee be separated out as an

athletic fee so that the ASUN fee would be $20.00, the

athletic fee, a separate fee, would be $7.50.



3. That for the present, $.50 of the present $7.50 fee be

allocated to women's intercollegiate athletics. This

ratio of the allocation should be reviewed annually by

the President's Office with an appropriate recommenda-

tion to the Board of Regents.



4. That a subcommittee of the Intercollegiate Athletics

Board made up of an equal number of students and faculty

be asked to review and make recommendations to the

President's Office on estimative budgets for

intercollegiate athletics.



5. These estimative budgets with the President's recommen-

dation would be submitted in the usual course to the

Board of Regents.



Mr. Bilbray expressed opposition to acting on this matter,

noting the item was brought forward for information with

action to be taken in May. He moved that action be deferred

until May. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris.



Motion to defer failed with two affirmative and seven

negative votes.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved that President Miller's recommendation

be adopted. Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger.



Dr. Anderson moved to amend the motion to provide $1 per

year ($.50 per semester) increase in the fee to be allocat-

ed to women's athletics. Motion to amend seconded by Mr.

Morris.



Motion to amend failed with six negative and three

affirmative votes.



Dr. Anderson moved to table until the May meeting. Motion

to table seconded by Mr. Morris, failed with three

affirmative and six negative votes.



Mr. Mc Dermott's motion to approve President Miller's recom-

mendation carried with Mr. Morris and Dr. Anderson opposing.



39. Report of Current Classes with Enrollment of Less than Ten

Students



Chancellor Humphrey noted that, at the request of Miss

Thompson, Institutional Studies Officer, Mr. K. D. Jessup,

compiled a list of all classes presently taught at UNR and

UNLV with enrollment of less than ten students. Miss

Thompson had requested this matter be scheduled for discus-

sion and copies of the report were distributed, accompanied

by her memorandum, as follows:



I asked for information concerning classes in which

enrollment is under 10. The Chancellor's Office sup-

plied me with the following lists. They are broken

down to show the name of the instructor, whether he

has tenure or not, the discipline and course number,

whether it is regularly scheduled or an independent

study course, as well as the enrollment figure.



I am upset at the figures these list presents. There

is a total of 367 courses offered at UNR involving

256 faculty members and 190 at UNLV involving 99

faculty members. Of these at Reno, there are 167

which are independent courses, 201 regularly sched-

uled courses and 1 listed as both. At Las Vegas,

there are 76 independent courses, 114 on the regular

schedule and 8 listed as both. My counting could be

off a little but I cannot understand how any class

can be both regularly scheduled and an independent

course which is entirely between one or two students

and one given faculty member.



I have not checked it out completely, but I know that

in at least one Department at UNLV, the professor is

given no credit for his independent study courses.

This means that all such courses are completely in

addition to his regular teaching load. This is only

right in my opinion, since by the title of the course

itself, the work of the student is independent of the

professor and therefore should take about four hours

of faculty time per semester. Should independent

study involve more faculty time than this, I would

have to conclude that the study isn't very independent

and, therefore, set up just to indulge the personal

interest of one or two students.



If we, as Regents, have the good of the most number

of students as one of our prime goals, then we should

take a long, careful look at these lists and the facts

they represent, and note that a great many faculty

hours are expended for a relative few and faculty hours

mean money, and that's something we're complaining about

being short of. How can we continue to justify using

faculty salaries for a few upper division or graduate

students and then have to either eliminate lower divi-

sion classes for lack of faculty or increase class size

to such a number that there is only time for lecture

and discussion is prohibitive? Many of the faculty

listed have tenure. Is it that we allow all these few-

student classes to continue because we are bound to pro-

vide classes for the professors with tenured contracts?



If this latter is the case, then it is my firm belief

that we should take a very critical look at our tenure

system. There is little doubt that most faculty would

rather teach small classes of upper division students,

but let me say again that we fail the greatest number

by serving only a few. It would be wonderful if we

had sufficient funds available to hire faculty to

serve both ends, but we don't and aren't likely to be

in that enviable position for a number of years to

come. So I feel that as officials elected by the

people of this State, we would be derelict in our duty

to them and ourselves if we do not try to balance our

own efforts to serve the ends for which our University

is dedicated and provide a better education for the

most number of students at the lower academic level.



This was started as a mere compilation of the figures

contained within the two lists attached, but I have

elaborated because I feel strongly about the posi-

tion the University is in and want to diminish the

areas within which we have so recently come under

attack.



Miss Thompson explained that her purpose in requesting this

be brought to the Board for discussion was to bring atten-

tion to what appears to be an unreasonable number of faculty

dedicated to a small number of students.



Miss Thompson also asked for clarification on the methods

used to determine a faculty member's teaching load. Explan-

ations were offered by President Zorn and President Miller

which indicated that the situation varies from one individ-

ual to another or from Department to Department depending

on the circumstances but all factors are considered in

reaching a computation.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that he believed the comments

offered by Miss Thompson were important and the implications

of the study done at her request will be dealt with in the

preparation of the Work Program which will come to the Board

in May.



Extension of Interim Rules



Upon motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Miss Thompson,

the Interim Rules were extended until the next meeting of

the Board scheduled for May 28-29, 1971.



The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.



(Mrs.) Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

04-23-1971