UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 9-10, 1969


Pages 40-77



May 9, 1969

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Jot Travis

Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.

Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D. (for a portion of the


Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White

Members absent: Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller, UNR

President R. J. Zorn, UNLV

Acting Director Joseph A. Warburton, DRI

Mr. Edward L. Pine, Business Manager, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager, UNLV

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information, UNR

Dr. Don Driggs, Faculty Senate Chairman, UNR

Mr. Roger Miller, Faculty Senate Chairman, UNLV

Dr. William Butcher, Faculty Senate Chairman,


Mr. Jim Hardesty, ASUN President

Mr. Bill Terry, CSUN President

Mr. John Cevette, CSUN President-Elect

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hug at 9:40 A.M.

1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, the

minutes of the regular meeting of April 11, 1969 were

approved as distributed.

2. Professor Roger Miller, Chairman of the UNLV Faculty Senate,

read a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Board of

Regents expressing appreciation for the increased involve-

ment of the faculty which had occurred during the past year.

3. Chairman Hug introduced Mr. John Cevette, CSUN President-

Elect and welcomed him to his first Board meeting.

4. Acceptance of Gifts

President Zorn presented the following list of gifts and

grants received by UNLV:


Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Mlynarczyk - $10 in memory of Mrs.


Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wengert - $20 in memory of John E. Mc


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams - $11.25

Performing Arts

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Searles - $1500

Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Mikulich - $2000

UNLV Athletic Program

Mr. Herb Biddulph - $500

Mr. J. K. Biegger - $1000

Mr. Jackie Gaughan - $1000

Mr. William Morse - $1000

Mr. Buddy Sarkissian - $500

Music Concert Series

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Grier - $1000

Mr. A. R. Keitel - $10

Mrs. Barbara Keitel - $10


Mr. Charles Kandel, Jewish War Veterans - Post 711, c/o

Sands Hotel - $350

Mr. Antonio Morelli - Antonio Morelli Friends of Music

Endowment Fund, the income from which is reserved for

UNLV Music Education Scholarships - $5000


Mr. Edward Lovinger - 177 Tam Juniper Plants valued by

the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor at $1416.


Department of Health, Education and Welfare under Instruc-

tional Equipment Grants Program, Part A, Title VI, Higher

Education Act of 1965, Project #04-087684 - $13,055

Department of Health, Education and Welfare; training pro-

gram in area of mentally retarded and emotionally dis-

turbed children, Project #381137 - $9000

President Miller presented the following list of gifts and

grants received by UNR:


American Legion, Department of Nevada - $200 representing

two $100 Military Scholarships to be selected by the

Military Department.

Anglim, Mrs. Morgan - $50 to the Morgan Anglim Memorial

Scholarship Fund, awarded to Frederick Reid.

Harold's Club - $150 scholarship awarded to Fred Reid, stu-

dent in the Art Department.

Max C. Fleischmann Foundation - $500 to Indian Education

awarded to Larry R. Frank.

Miller, Colonel Thomas W. - $100 ROTC scholarship, re-

cipient to be selected by the Military Department.

Reno Business & Professional Women's Club - $200 in memory

of Dr. Christie Brown and Felice Cohn. To be awarded to

a Sophomore or Junior woman.

The Estate of Ida C. Robinson - $300 scholarship known as


Anonymous - $1000 to the School of Nursing, to be given in

the name of "A Friend of the Orvis School of Nursing".

Anonymous - $100 award to the Edwin Booth Award Fund, award-

ed to an outstanding student in the theatre.

Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. - $500 scholarship known as:

James F. Ryan Memorial Scholarship.

IBM Corporation - $500 matching contribution to the James

F. Ryan Memorial Scholarship.

Wisham, Mr. and Mrs. George M., Bakersfield, California -

$500 to the George Wisham (ROTC) Scholarship Fund. This

award was presented on Governor's Day by the Military

Science Department.


The following is a list of contributions to the Sigma Xi

Installation and the annual Nevada Science Fair Fund:

Anaconda Company - $100

Basic Refractories - $100

Bell of Nevada - $200

E. G. & G. - $50

Foote Mineral Company, Exton, Pennsylvania - $50

Kennecott Copper Corporation - $100

Sierra Pacific Power Company - $250

Standard Slag Company - $50

Technical Instrument Company, San Francisco, Cali-

fornia - $50

Union Carbide Exploration Corporation - $5

Humphrey's Engineering Company, Denver, Colorado - indus-

trial ore concentrator to Mackay School of Mines.

Newspaper Fund, Incorporated, Princeton, New Jersey - $3000

for Editing Intern Program and $1875 for Summer Workshop

for High School Teachers.

Noranda Exploration Company, Limited - electromagnetic

dipangle system to Mackay School of Mines.


Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. - $5 in memory of Lt. Col.

Mervin Johnson.

Guild, Guild & Cunningham - $10 in memory of Elwood Hill.

Guild, Guild & Cunningham - $10 in memory of Dr. Peter


Legman, Mrs. Gershon, La Cle des Champs, Valbonne (A. M.),

France - a copy of her husband's book "The Fake Revolt".

Lombardi, Dr. Louis E. - $15 in memory of Mr. Frank (Tim)


Wear, Mrs. Edward - 2-volume edition of the "Encyclopedia

of the Great Composers and Their Music", by Milton Cross.


Northern Nevada Association of Life Underwriters - $150

for use of the College of Business Administration and the

University of Nevada, Reno, Library for the purchase of

books and library materials in insurance and related



Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, D. C. - $106,005

to Project Upward Bound.

Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington,

D. C. - $19,600 to Project #381138, College of Education,

Teddy Tower, Project Director.

Alumni Association Annual Giving Program:

Sam M. Ackerman, Whittier, California - $10

Lois Adams, Chico, California - $10

Fred M. Anderson, M. D., Reno - $15

Fred M. Anderson, M. D., Reno - $20

A. Wayne Ashley, San Jose, California - $5

Enfield B. Bell, Sydney, N. S. W., Australia - $20

Katherine Chambers, Reno - $10

George F. Duborg, Charlottesville, Virginia - $10

Frances E. English, Reno - $10

Grant A. Engstrom, Placerville, California - $10

Nolan W. Gault, Sparks - $10

General Electric Company - $25

Tim Grant, Reno - $10

Alfred W. Hansen, Chowchilla, California - $5

Gerald B. Hartley, Jr., Reno - $20

Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, California - $10

IBM - $50

Dorothy Kunsch, Reno - $25

Judie G. Leonard, Las Vegas - $5

Motorola Foundation - $50

Edwin D. Murray, Clinton, Washington - $100

Jack P. Strickland, Reno - $5

Donald C. Tibbals, Pebble Beach, California - $10

Michael C. Tippett, Salt Lake City, Utah - $15

Joann Willey, Sacramento, California - $25

James T. Wright, Hawthorne, California - $10

Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted and

the Secretary be requested to send notes of thanks to the


5. Antonio Morelli Friends of Music

President Zorn reported receipt of $5000 an an initial gift

for the establishment of the Antonio Morelli Friends of

Music Scholarship Fund to assist UNLV Music students. He

recommended acceptance of the gift under the terms of the

Founding Articles and Administrative Procedures (filed

with permanent minutes).

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

without dissent that the gift be accepted and the terms

of the gift be approved.

6. Training Agreement with Nevada National Bank

President Miller presented a proposal by Deans Weems and

White for a training agreement between Nevada National

Bank and the University of Nevada as follows:

As Deans of the Colleges of Business Administration

at Reno and Las Vegas, we recommend to the Board of

Regents via appropriate channels, that the following

proposal be accepted in principle by the Board of

Regents. Further details are to be agreed upon be-

tween the Deans of the Colleges of Business Adminis-

tration and the officials of the Bank, and to be

approved by the Presidents and the Chancellor of

the University of Nevada System.

The Nevada National Bank, through its Chairman of

the Board, John H. Hickman, has proposed to estab-

lish 4 graduate fellowships and 4 graduate assistant-

ships at the University of Nevada. They are to be

divided equally between the Colleges of Business

Administration at Reno and Las Vegas.

The graduate assistantships carry a stipend, which

includes a part-time working arrangement with the

Nevada National Bank, that will be approximately

equivalent to existing assistantships on both

Campuses. However, this arrangement involves full-

time Summer employment in the Bank as well. The

assistantships include a payment of fees by the

Bank, and contribution toward books and other study

materials. The internships include part-time Summer

working arrangements with the Bank, and some con-

tribution toward University fees.

In addition, the Bank proposes to make gifts to the

Colleges of Business Administration of $1000 annually

for each graduate fellow and intern. Taken as a

whole, the Bank's proposal comes to some $35,000 an-

nually, inclusive of payments to the student for work

activity performed and gifts to the University.

President Zorn and President Miller endorsed the proposal.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the acceptance

of these graduate fellowships and graduate assistantships

and further recommended that the Administration be author-

ized to enter into the necessary contractual agreement

with Nevada National Bank.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

7. Report of Personnel Actions

Upon motion by Dr. White, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, the

following personnel actions were approved as recommended

by the appropriate officers:



Douglas Alan Reynolds, Extension Agent for Indian Programs,

Owyhee, 5/3-6/30/69 - annual rate $9420 (replacement for

Chad Gibson)

John E. Wood, Professor of Wildlife Management, Renewable

Natural Resources Division, fiscal year 1969-70 - $17,460

(position unfilled in 1968-69)


Paul H. Chamberlain, Graduate Assistant in Chemistry,

academic year 1969-70 - $2500 (replacement for Yoo Hang


Paul David Elcano, Graduate Assistant in English, academic

year 1969-70 - $2500 (replacement for Larryetta Schall)

Gregory N. Gabbard, Assistant Professor of English, aca-

demic year 1969-70 - $9875 (replacement for Howard Starks)

Raymond L. Gonsalves, Assistant Professor of Health, P. E.

and Recreation, academic year 1969-70 - $11,750 (replace-

ment for Jerrold Scattini, moved to new position)

Robert Lee Moog, Graduate Assistant in English, academic

year 1969-70 - $2500 (replacement for Arthur Broten, Jr.)

Andrew Vogel, Graduate Assistant in English, academic

year 1969-70 - $2700 (replacement for Ann Marie Lesperance)

Capt. Edward R. Erkman, Assistant Professor of Military

Science, indefinite, start April 10, 1969 - (replacement

for Robert Garrett)


Robert L. C. Miller, Lecturer in Accounting, academic year

1969-70 - $13,375 (replacement for Froilan Flores)


Patrick L. Beaulieu, Assistant Chemist, NBM & NMAL, 4/1-

6/30/69 - $11,370 (replacement for Harold Vincent)

Edward C. Bingler, Associate Mining Geologist in NBM,

5/1-6/30/69 - $13,320 (position unfilled in 1968-69)


Stephen Alonzo Powell, Acquisitions Librarian, 4/1-6/30/69

- $2452.50 (base $9810) (replacing Dorothy Hamel)

Dorothy Mae Hamel, AEC Librarian, 4/1-6/30/69 - $2625 (base

$10,500) (special contract agreement with AEC)

8. Approval of Check Registers

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the check

registers as submitted by the Business Manager, UNR

(filed with permanent minutes).

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

without dissent that the check registers be approved as


9. Approval of Fund Transfers

Upon motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, the

following fund transfers were approved as recommended by

the Chancellor:

#480 $2200 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Press and

Publications to provide funds for publication of

Graduate Catalog.

#484 $202 from Chancellor's Office, Operating, to Insti-

tutional Memberships, to provide funds for approved


Dr. Anderson asked for a report on institutional member-

ships. Chancellor Humphrey agreed to transmit such a


10. Approval of Preliminary Plans for Law Library

President Miller introduced Judge Laurance Hyde, Jr., Dean,

National College of State Trial Judges, and David Vhay,

A. I. A., Architect for the Law Library to be constructed

on the UNR Campus under a grant from the Max C. Fleischmann


Judge Hyde and Mr. Vhay presented the preliminary plans.

Mr. Ronzone asked if the construction of this building

would be considered as a step toward a Law School. Presi-

dent Miller said the building was not intended to serve

a Law School. Its construction, he said, was to honor a

commitment to the National College of State Trial Judges.

Mr. Bilbray said that some of the Regents are afraid that

a year from now there would be another battle over a Law


Dr. Zorn said that he was concerned and suggested that

note be taken of this discussion of whether plans involve

a Law School. He suggested that a feasibility study be

made and that this building not be considered a deter-

minant factor in the eventual initiation of a Law School.

President Miller agreed and pointed out that the National

College of State Trial Judges is an ongoing program and

the Law Library is designed to serve the needs of that

College and will be required for that purpose regardless

of any future location of a Law School.

Mr. Jacobsen pointed out that construction of this building

is merely an extension of a decision made 5 years ago when

the National College was invited to the University of


Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the preliminary plans for the Law

Library be approved.

Mr. Hug spoke of the value to the University of Nevada

which has been gained by the addition of the National

College to the Campus, noting the national recognition

that has been achieved by the programs conducted by the


11. Approval of Application for Title II Grant

Mr. Pine reported that an application for $300,000 for

the Physical Sciences Complex, Phase II, Physics building,

under Title II, Graduate Facilities, was ready for sub-

mission by UNR and requested approval by the Board. Pres-

ident Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the application be approved for


12. Mr. Pine submitted a progress report on construction proj-

ects under the supervision of the UNR Physical Plant

Department (report on file in Chancellor's Office).

Mr. Seeliger asked about the status of the planning for

the Education building, UNR. Mr. Pine noted that all

parties concerned have been meeting to develop these

plans, however, he said, the matter is not yet ready to

come to the Board. He said he would like to have an

opportunity to discuss this matter with the Plant and

Property Committee prior to the next Board meeting.

Mr. Grant asked about the status of the planning for the

UNLV Education building. Dr. Zorn said they are ready

to start preliminary planning with the architect.

It was agreed that a meeting of the Plant and Property

Committee should be scheduled for a date prior to the

next Board meeting.

13. Proposed Architectural Competition for Humanities Building

Mr. William Hancock, Manager, State Planning Board, stated

that the Planning Board had earlier requested consideration

by the University of an architectural competition for the

design of the Humanities building. However, he said, in

view of the recommendation by both President Zorn and

Chancellor Humphrey, the Planning Board had withdrawn its

request for a competition for this project and had selected

Zick & Sharp as the architects. Mr. Hancock pointed out

that the Planning Board strongly supports competitions on

all appropriate buildings and stated that he had been

directed to advise the Board of Regents and the University

Administration that it will require architectural compe-

titions on all future projects which are considered appro-

priate and of significant size to warrant competitions.

(Note to minutes: Letter from Mr. Hancock to Mr. Humphrey,

dated May 5, 1969, re this matter filed with permanent


President Zorn expressed appreciation to the State Planning

Board for the consideration given to the University's

recommendation on this matter.

Mr. Hancock noted that final plans should be available by

February 1970; occupancy should be possible by Summer of

1971. He cautioned that the most critical point in main-

taining this schedule would be the coordination between

the Campus representatives and the architect.

14. Revision to Foreign Language Requirements for Ph. D. Degree

President Miller presnted a recommendation from the UNR

Graduate Council which would revise the foreign language

requirements for the Ph. D. degree, as follows:

As a requirement for the Ph. D. degree, every student

must demonstrate proficiency in one language other

than his native tongue. The language will be selected

in consultation between the student and his Department

advisors. The language chosen should contribute to

studies in the student's field and should be English

if the student's native tongue is not English.

Though the student's ultimate goal should be an ability

to "communicate" in the chosen language, he must demon-

strate at least 2nd year College proficiency in that

language. The achievement of that level of proficiency

may be demonstrated by any of the following methods:

1. By presentation of an undergraduate transcript

showing completion with a grade of "C" or better

of at least 3 semester hours in a 4th semester

undergraduate College course in the chosen foreign

language or in an equivalent College course as

determined by the Foreign Language Department.

These credits must have been acceptable toward

a baccalaureat degree in an accredited institu-


2. By submitting an official transcript from an

accredited institution showing satisfactory

completion of a graduate foreign language re-


3. By registering in a 4th semester language course

and passing it with a "C" or by passing the final

examination in that course with a "C".

4. By receiving a satisfactory score in the Graduate

School Foreign Language Test (GSFLT) of the Edu-

cation Testing Service (ETS) before or after ad-

mission to Graduate School. The score must be at

the 33rd percentile or higher when compared to

ETS data for students enrolled in a standard 4th

semester undergraduate College course in the

language. (The specific percentile requirement

will be reviewed periodically.)

Individual academic Departments may require the

student to demonstrate additional skills in the

foreign language he has chosen and may require

proficiency in additional languages. (Students

should consult the University catalog and in-

dividual Departments concerning Departmental


5. For approved languages which cannot practically

be tested by the above procedures, the student

may meet the requirement by passing examinations

specified by the Department of Foreign Languages

or its designate.

It is recommended that all prospective graduate stu-

dents complete their graduate foreign language re-

quirements as undergraduates.

These regulations will become effective for graduate

students first entering Graduate School in the Fall

semester of the 1969-70 academic year.

Students enrolled in the Graduate School prior to the

Fall semester 1969-70 have the option of graduation

either under the requirements of the year they first

enrolled in the Graduate School or under the degree

requirements of the year they receive their degree.

No combination of requirements will be permitted.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the revision be approved as recom-


15. Pass/Fail Grading System

President Miller reported that the UNR Graduate Council had

recently approved the adoption of a pass/fail grading sys-

tem, as follows:

To increase the freedom of a student to take courses

outside his major without high risk to his grade point

average, the following policy is proposed for adop-


I. A student may choose to have certain graduate

courses entered on his transcript with pass or

fail only recorded. The selection of courses

so recorded is the privilege of the student

within the following restrictions:

A. Pass-fail grades may not be recorded for

courses which are an essential part of the

subject matter preparation of the student

in a particular discipline or which are

direct preparation for his chosen thesis

area, as determined by his advisory com-


B. Courses recorded as pass-fail are not used

to compute grade point averages; however,

up to 3 credits may be applied toward the

minimum requirements for a Masters Degree

and up to 9 credits may be applied toward

the minimum requirements for a Ph. D.

Approval of the student's advisory commit-

tee is required prior to registration for

courses recorded as pass-fail if the

courses will be used to meet minimum degree


II. Selection of pass-fail recording of the grades in

a course will be made at registration; changes

from letter grade to pass-fail during the semes-

ter are not possible.

III. Pass-fail grade recording is the prerogative of

the student; the instructor will assign the

appropriate letter grade (A-F) except as pro-

vided in IV. The change to pass-fail will be

made during the grade recording process. Since

a grade of C or better is required for accept-

able graduate credits, grades of D and F will

be recorded as fail and A, B and C will be re-

corded as pass.

IV. Certain courses may be graded only as pass-fail.

Such courses must be of a nature so as to not be

in conflict with Section I; i. e., they may not

be required in any graduate discipline nor an

essential part of any student's program of

courses. Courses which are designated pass-fail

will be clearly marked in the catalog and schedule

of classes. Designation of a course as one in

which pass-fail grades only are recorded is a

course change, subject to the normal approvals

for such changes.

In response to a question from Dr. Anderson, Dean O'Brien

stated that this pass/fail system should not involve any

problems for transferring students.

16. Limit on Extension Teaching

President Miller requested approval of a recent Class A

Action by the UNR faculty that "regular full-time profes-

sional staff members shall teach no more than one course

in addition to their regular academic loads in any one

semester. In special circumstances, the Department

Chairman, with the approval of the Dean of the College

involved, may make an exception."

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective Fall

semester, 1969.

There was discussion of the amount of time faculty mem-

bers spend on outside consulting activities and what

safeguards are used to maintain effective contribution

to his principal function at the University.

There was also discussion of the status of the student

evaluation of faculty projects now under way on both

Campuses with Joe Bell and Bill Terry reporting for their

respective Campuses.

Bill Terry noted that first publication of the results of

the evaluation at UNLV will be out before the end of the

semester and copies will be forwarded to the Board of


Joe Bell noted that the form used in the pilot program at

UNR had been developed after review of the UNLV form. He

also noted that the materials had been sent to UNR Faculty


Mr. Bilbray suggested the Presidents be requested to urge

their faculties to cooperate with the students in the

conduct of these evaluations.

Mr. Hug said that, in his opinion, this was an effective

way for the Regents to have some evaluations of the ef-

fectiveness of the individual faculty member.

Dr. Zorn agreed that cooperation by the faculty should be

encouraged but pointed out that this could not be com-


The discussion returned to the proposal on the limitation

on extension teaching.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the proposal be approved as recom-

mended, effective Fall semester, 1969, for UNR only.

17. Department of Social Services and Corrections, UNR

President Miller requested that a separate Department of

Social Services and Corrections be established in the

College of Arts and Science, noting that this program is

presently a part of the Sociology Department. Dr. Miller

recalled a similar request at UNLV which had been approved

by the Regents, noting that, as in the case of the program

in Las Vegas, the one in Reno was also receiving subsidy

from the State and Federal programs. Dr. Miller intro-

duced Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick, Acting Dean of the College

of Arts and Science, and Dr. Loren C. Belknap, Coordina-

tor of the Social Services Program.

Dr. Belknap reviewed the history of the program, noting

that it had been initiated in 1967 through support from

the State of Nevada. (Additional supporting data was

presented in a letter from Dr. Belknap included with the

agenda, and filed with permanent minutes.)

Mr. Jacobsen asked what differences exist between Sociol-

ogy and Social Services. Dr. Belknap explained that the

sociologist is one whose principal role is one of study

whereas the social worker is a practitioner. Mr. Jacobsen

asked if these two areas would be totally separated. Dr.

Belknap answered no because each Department would be

offering courses of interest to the other Department's


Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

with Regent White opposing that the proposed Department

be established. Dr. White stated that her opposition was

based on her belief that creation of a new Department

would involve too much separation.

18. Interdisciplinary Ph. D. Program in Engineering, UNR

President Miller presented a proposal for an Interdisci-

plinary Ph. D. Program in Engineering to be offered at

UNR (copy of proposal on file in Chancellor's Office).

At President Miller's request, Dean James T. Anderson,

College of Engineering, reviewed the history of the

development of this proposal and summarized the details

contained in the document.

Dean Anderson stated that the College of Engineering has

experience in doctoral programs in that they have been

cooperating with the College of Agriculture and Mackay

School of Mines since 1965 in offering the Ph. D. degree

in Hydrology. He noted that within the College of En-

gineering there are 11 faculty who presently hold the

doctorate; there are a number of research laboratories

already in use for master's degree programs which will

serve the needs of a Ph. D. program, such as the Solid

State Laboratory, the Cryogenic Facility, the subsonic

and supersonic wind tunnels, the hydrogen bubble genera-

tor, the neutron generator, plus a great deal of stand-

ard instrumentation and testing equipment which is used

for undergraduate and graduate instructional research


Dean Anderson reported that the College of Engineering

now offers 57 dual listed courses (600-700 level) in

Engineering which both undergraduate and graduate stu-

dents now take, and 88 graduate courses (900 level) in

Engineering listed in the catalog, thus requiring very

few, if any, additional courses to support the Ph. D.

degree program.

With reference to the present library holdings, Dean

Anderson pointed out that whereas the Clapp-Jordan formula

recommends a minimum of 25,000 books in a field of con-

centration, there are presently available in the Engineer-

ing, Mines, Physical Sciences and DRI libraries, a total

of 42,000 books. Also, whereas, the Clapp-Jordan formula

recommends a minimum of 176 periodical titles for a field

of concentration, there are presently 500 titles in Engi-

neering alone, with 800 more in Mines, Physical Sciences

and DRI.

With reference to the future budget, Dean Anderson noted

at the present time the College of Engineering is already

handling a few doctoral candidates in the Hydrology pro-

gram. He also noted that one NSF traineeship is reserved

to support a doctoral candidate if the Engineering pro-

gram is approved and they are in the process of applying

for National Defense Education Act support, subject to

approval of the program. He pointed out that having a

Ph. D. program will make UNR eligible for traineeships and

fellowships and certain types of research grants, in addi-

tion to the graduate teaching assistantships which would

be generated to support doctoral candidates. Thus, he

said, the 10 students in residence which are projected

could be handled using the above sources of support and

the currently available laboratories and courses. How-

ever, he said, by 1971, to handle the combined load of

increased masters' enrollment, plus the Ph. D. enrollment,

one FTE faculty will probably be needed, plus 1 1/2 sup-

porting positions.

Dean Anderson concluded by noting that this program had

been projected in the College's 10-year planning, for

initiation in 1969 and had been included in the UNR 10-

year program. He stated that he believed it to be a

practical, economical proposal that would make the best

use of present resources and should strengthen the present

undergraduate and graduate work.

President Miller recommended approval of the new program

as proposed. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Dr. Anderson moved that the Interdisciplinary Ph. D. Pro-

gram in Engineering be approved as recommended. Motion

seconded by Mr. Jacobsen.

Mr. Bilbray expressed concern that there was evidently

a lack of any long range plan for the initiation of new

programs at the University and asked for an explanation

of the 10-year planning document to which Dean Anderson

had referred.

President Miller recalled that the Board of Regents had

adopted a 10-Year Plan for the System which had included

the new program projections for each Campus.

(Note to Minutes: "Charting a Course for the University

of Nevada System", a Ten Year Budget for 1969-79, was

adopted by the Board of Regents on January 11, 1969, upon

motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, "with the

full understanding that it is a planning document and

subject to amendment." This plan had been developed in

compliance with a statute adopted by the 1967 Legislature

and was forwarded to the 1969 Session of the State Legis-

lature after adoption by the Board of Regents.)

Dr. Anderson pointed out that at the time the Ten Year

Program Document had been discussed and adopted, it had

been pointed out by both Presidents and by the Chancellor

that this should be considered a planning document and

should not be considered rigid.

Acting Director Warburton expressed congratulations to

the College of Engineering that it had reached the point

of excellence which would permit it to offer such a pro-

gram. He added that it would be his hope that DRI could

continue to cooperate with the College through joint


Dr. Zorn stated that he had no objections to the proposed

program but would wish to speak later to what he consider-

ed a proliferation of new programs.

Dr. White stated that she considered the program too


Dean Anderson pointed out that this is a self-limiting

program in that you must attract the grants to attract

the students.

Dr. Anderson spoke of the advances in Engineering technology

that have been made in past years and that are continuing

and suggested that future demands are such that a doctoral

level program is necessary if the University of Nevada is

to keep pace.

Dr. Zorn stated that it is a matter of concern to him

that the Universities continue to have a plan for de-

velopment but urged some coordination between the Campuses

in the development of these plans. He said he did not

think the State of Nevada can support duplicate programs.

Dr. Zorn continued by pointing out that UNLV's growth is

restricted because of the demands on the undergraduate

programs; in the meantime, more and more territory is

being pre-empted. He suggested the need for some projected

master planning which would coordinate the plans of both

Campuses. Dr. Zorn also expressed concern over the pre-

emption of funds. He recommended that coordination occur

and some priorities be established. He further recommended

a moratorium on new programs.

President Miller agreed that there should be coordination

but said he did not agree to a stoppage of new programs.

He recalled that two new graduate programs were approved

for UNLV at the last meeting and expressed opposition to

a moratorium on either Campus.

Dr. Lombardi stated that the Board of Regents must concern

itself with unnecessary duplications of programs.

Mr. Bilbray moved to table further consideration of this

proposal until a Regents' committee could be appointed to

examine the matter of duplication of programs. He sug-

gested a committee be appointed by the Chairman and be

allowed two months to complete its study. Motion was not


Dr. Anderson expressed opposition to the motion to table,

pointing out that the College of Engineering is well es-

tablished and had presented an excellent plan which would

be financed without State funds.

Mr. Hug asked Dr. Zorn if this program was of specific

concern to him. Dr. Zorn said he was not primarily con-

cerned with this proposal, but felt the need to sort out

objectives for both Campuses. Mr. Hug agreed that there

must be an analysis of the plans for each Campus.

Mr. Bilbray again moved to table consideration of this

proposal. Motion seconded by Dr. White and was defeated

by a vote of two in favor and eight opposing.

Dr. White said she thought there had been an agreement

that a longer period of time would be allowed for study of

new programs before action was requested and repeated that

she felt this program was too expensive.

Mr. Bilbray said he felt there should be time for the

Regents to consult with the faculty on the Las Vegas Campus.

Mr. Jacobsen said he opposed consulting one faculty con-

cerning academic programs proposed by the other faculty,

pointing out that this was an objection registered by

both faculties and both Campus Adminstrations.

Mr. Ronzone suggested that a doctoral program should re-

quire one month interim before action is requested.

Mr. Jacobsen recalled that Dean Anderson had first spoken

of a Ph. D. program when he came to the University in 1963.

He also pointed out that the Regents had received the pro-

posal 10 days prior to the Board meeting and requested a

vote on the motion.

Motion carried with Regent White opposing.

Mr. Hug said he believed the suggestion for a committee to

study the whole matter of coordination of academic programs

was a good one and agreed to consider the appointment of

such a committee.

The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:50 P.M.,

at which time Mr. Hug reported that he was prepared to refer

the matter of coordination and development of new programs to

the Educational Policies Committee and would suggest to its

Chairman, Mr. Thomas Bell, that the Committee meet prior to

the next meeting of the Board to develop plans on how to

approach the problem of new and existing programs to avoid

unnecessary duplication.

Dr. Anderson left the meeting.

19. Allocation of Out-of-State Fee Waivers, UNLV

Chancellor Humphrey reviewed NRS 396.540 which reads: "In

its discretion, the Board of Regents may grant tuitions

free each University semester to worthwhile and deserving

students from other states and foreign countries, in num-

ber not to exceed a number equal to 3% of the total matric-

ulated enrollment of students for the last preceding Fall


President Zorn presented the following recommendations for

the allocation of out-of-state fee waivers at UNLV for

1969-70 based on a total regular student enrollment in

Fall, 1968, of 3651:

Athletics 50% or 55

Music 20% or 22

Other 30% or 33

100% or 110

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

(Note to Minutes: Using the same definition for regular

student enrollment; i. e., matriculated enrollment, the

number of out-of-state fee waivers available to UNR in

1969-70 would be 3% of 5714 or 171 waivers. This figure

was incorrectly reported at the April meeting as 203

waivers, based on an enrollment figure of 6722.)

Dr. Zorn commented that it is his understanding that UNLV

faculty are pushing for an increase in the 3% limitation.

20. Request for Redefinition of Special Student

President Zorn presented a request which had been forwarded

earlier by Vice President Baepler that special students

(since redefined as non-degree students) be permitted to

carry two courses totaling up to 8 credits (this student

is now restricted to two courses totaling 6 credits).

Chancellor Humphrey suggested that there should be an

understanding of how the fee would be assessed, pointing

out that the consolidated fee is now assessed students

carrying 7 or more credits.

President Zorn said it was the intention that a per credit

fee would be assessed for 8 credits or less and the con-

solidated fee would be applicable only to the student en-

rolled for 9 or more credits.

Mr. Seeliger asked if there had been any consideration

of such action at UNR. President Miller said it had not

been discussed.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

21. Proposal to Increase Room and Board Charges, UNLV

President Zorn reported that he would recommend at the June

meeting that there be a 10% increase in board and room

charges at UNLV beginning with the 1969-70 fiscal year. Dr.

Zorn noted that food prices have been increasing at the

rate of 5% per annum, and it is intended that meals will

be increased from 19 to 20 per week. He also noted that

salary increases have been approved for classified person-

nel on the Dormitory staff and a maintenance position

must be added. Dr. Zorn also noted that it is necessary

to begin repayment of an earlier loan from Reno's Auxil-

iary Enterprises.

President Zorn reported that this matter has been dis-

cussed by Student Personnel staff with appropriate stu-

dent boards and has received a strong endorsement. He

requested that action not be taken until the June meet-

ing, noting that it had been included as an information

item now to provide advance notice to students.

President Miller indicated that he would be recommending

a similar increase at the June meeting.

22. Proposal to Delete Fee

President Zorn recommended that the $1 fee charged for

a change in registration be deleted, effective July 1,

1969, at UNLV.

Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the recommendation, noting

that a similar action had been taken at the April meet-

ing at the request of UNR.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the fee be discontinued as recom-


23. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5000, UNLV

President Zorn reported that the following bids were re-

ceived on April 22, 1969 for the purchase of microscopes

for the Department of Biology:

Western Scientific $ 4,828.00

Carolina Biological (Incomplete) 5,805.00

KEK Scientific 7,975.00

Standard Scientific (Incomplete) 8,434.00

Sargent-Welch Scientific 8,958.00

Van Waters & Rogers 9,333.60

Carl Zeiss 15,227.00

President Zorn stated that the bids of Western Scientific

and Carolina Biological did not meet specifications and

recommended that the bid of KEK Scientific in the amount

of $7975 be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

24. Proposed Supplement to English A Program

President Zorn noted that in May, 1968 the Board voted to

discontinue the $54 fee for English A effective Fall

semester, 1969. He stated that he anticipates that there

will be an unexpended balance of $3300 in the English A

account at UNLV and requested that these funds be made

available as a supplement to the regular State appropriated

instructional budget for English A.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

25. Senate Bill 139

Chancellor Humphrey reported that SB 139 was approved by

the Legislature and has been signed by the Governor

(Chapter 337, 1969 Statutes). He pointed out that a re-

quirement of the bill is that a "proper official" must be

"designated by the administrative officer or board in

charge of such building."

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board of Regents

designate the President, UNR, and the President, UNLV, or

their designees as the "proper official" in charge of all

buildings on their respective Campus.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

26. Report on Current Admission Requirements

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in March, 1969 the Board

requested that a report be presented in May by the Ad-

missions Officers on the current undergraduate admission

requirements. He noted the presence of Dr. Jack Shirley,

Director of Admissions, UNR, and Mr. Dallas Norton, Di-

rector of Admissions, UNLV, and suggested that they might

wish to make their presentations.

Dr. Shirley reviewed the admissions requirements at UNR, as



FOR 1969



1. First Year High school gradua-

tion or equivalent

(GED, ACT) for pro-

grams in Agriculture,

Home Economics, Engi-

neering Technology.

2. Second Year C average on above on

(Transfer) all acceptable trans-

fer credits.


1. Freshman Graduation from an

accredited or ap-

proved high school


a. Grades - GPA of

2.3 (A=4) or

above on all


b. Subjects - Eng-

list - 4 units,

Math - 1 unit,

Science - 2 u-

nits, Social Sci-

ence - 2 units,

(Am. Govt. or

History), plus 2

other academic

units (10 minimum

academic units).

c. Total Units - 16

or more.

2. Freshman on Proba- Graduation from an

tion (Nevada resi- accredited or ap-

dent only) (Previ- high school with:

ously Unclassified)

a. Grades - GPA 2.0

and 2.29 (A=4) on

all subjects.

b. Subjects - Non-

completion of any

specific subject

(s) as noted


c. Test - If overall

GPA is less than

2.0, applicant

must qualify on a

combination of

ACT scores and

high school


3. Transfer C average or above

on all acceptable

transfer credit.


(Previously special) High school gradua-

tion, or 21 years of

age or over. May

register without

formal admission.

(6 credits of class-

room instruction is

the maximum regis-

tration per semester.

In addition, 2 cor-

respondence courses

may be taken simul-



Applicants who do not qualify for baccalaureate admis-

sion may remove deficiencies by attending as a NON-

DEGREE student.

Under previous policy a high school grade (quality)

deficiency could be removed by completing specific

University courses with a grade of C or above. The

revised admission requirement necessitates the es-

tablishment of an acceptable minimum standard for

NONDEGREE students to qualify for admission to the

Freshman on Probation classification.

President Miller also resubmitted, with his request for

approval by the Board, the following recommendations by

the UNR faculty concerning admission of disapproved high

school students:

NEVADA RESIDENTS: Disapproved RESIDENT applicants

are required to earn a C average or above in approved

academic courses numbered 100 or above for the number

of credits specified by the corresponding ACT com-

posite standard score:

ACT Composite Minimum Academic Credits Required

21 and above 6 semester credits

20 9 semester credits

19 12 semester credits

18 or less 15 semester credits

NOTE: The classification is "Freshman on Probation"

when admission is gained in this manner.

NONRESIDENTS: Disapproved NONRESIDENT applicants are

required to earn a minimum of 15 acceptable semester

credits in courses numbered 100 or higher with a C

average or above to qualify for admission.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

with Mr. Seeliger opposing, that the above recommendation

be approved. Mr. Seeliger noted that his opposition was

based on his belief that admission requirements for the

two Campuses should be uniform.

Mr. Norton presented the following summary of admission re-

quirements for UNLV:

I. Student Classifications

A. Undergraduate (identical entrance requirements

for 2 and 4-year degree programs)

1. Regular:

Freshman - 2.30 GPA minimum required sub-

ject pattern.

Transfer - 2.00 (C) GPA minimum (and eli-

gible to return to previous Uni-


2. Probationary:

Freshman (resident) GPA 2.00 - 2.29 or sat-

isfactory combined ACT and high school

record (or adult resident non-high school

graduate with satisfactory ACT scores).

Transfer less than 2.00 (C) GPA - Admitted

by Admissions Committee.

(Release from probation: Upon achievement

of 15 semester hours with "C" or better

average and corrections of any specific

subject deficiency.)

3. Qualifying (non-degree):

High school diploma or equivalent (out-of-

state requires 2.00 (C) high school GPA -

if College credits earned (less than 15)

may admit on diploma as long as deficiency,

if any, on College work is not greater than


(Transfer to degree program upon satis-

factory completion of prescribed courses.)

4. Special (part-time non-degree):

Admission not required; limit 6 hours per


B. Graduate

1. Graduate Standing:

2.50 GPA minimum (or 3.00 for last 2 years)

or satisfactory GRE (or ATGSB) scores.

2. Graduate Special (non-degree):

Verification of Bachelor or higher degree

or satisfactory GRE (or ATGSB) scores if

from unaccredited College.

There was discussion of the differing admission require-

ments of the 2 Campuses, particularly of the Qualifying

Program offered by UNLV which has as its only restriction

a high school diploma or equivalent. In response to a

question concerning the success factor of the students in

this program, Mr. Norton stated that it had been good but

suggested that even if only 10% of those attending achieved

success it was worthwhile.

Mr. Jacobsen suggested that some kind of study be done on

this program which would show how many people have been

hurt by being allowed to enter an academic program and

failing when they should perhaps have been counseled into

another area.

27. Revision to Faculty Bulletin #853

Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the earlier action on this

matter, noting that a recommendation from UNLV had been

brought to the Board at a previous meeting at which time

the Board had requested that a uniform policy statement

be developed for the System. Subsequent to that time,

student and faculty committees on both Campuses have been

involved in developing a revision to the policy on "Use

of University Facilities" and a joint report had been

developed and endorsed by both Presidents, as follows:


University facilities, including Campus grounds, are

provided primarily for the support of the regular

educational functions of the University and the

activities necessary for the support of these func-

tions. The University's functions take precedence

over any other activities in the use of University


Freedom to speak and to hear will be maintained for

students, faculty and staff and University policies

and procedures will be used to provide a full and

frank exchange of ideas. An effort should be made

to allow a balanced program of speakers and ideas.

An invitation to speak at the University does not

imply that the University endorses the philosophy

or ideas presented by the speaker.

University facilities may not be used for the purpose

of raising monies to aid projects not related to some

authorized activity of the University or of University

groups, and no efforts at conversion and solication

by uninvited noncampus groups or individuals will be

permitted on Campus.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that Faculty Bulletin

#853 be rescinded and replaced by the joint policy state-

ment as recommended by the 2 Campus Committees and the

2 Presidents.

President Miller stated that it had seemed to him that

the Committees had developed a statement which essentially

incorporated the existing policy and had deleted the pro-

cedure. He suggested the procedure should be worked out

on each Campus.

Dr. Zorn concurred, noting that this policy had received

a great deal of study.

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

without dissent that the policy statement be approved as

presented with the understanding that its implementation

would be the responsibility of the Administration.

28. Selection Procedures for University Officers

Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the various actions by the 3

Faculty Senates (resolutions filed with permanent minutes).

He further noted that the Coordinating Council had met on

May 7, 1969 and presented the following report of the meet-


The Coordinating Council on May 7, 1969, following

consideration of 3 different resolutions adopted by

the 3 Faculty Senates, has recommended that the Board

of Regents consider amendment to its By-Laws to in-

clude the following policy:

I. Systemwide Officers

A. The Faculty Senates of the 3 units shall par-

ticipate in a meaningful manner in the crea-

tion of new Systemwide administrative posi-

tions which will have a significant impact

on the teaching and/or research tasks of the

University of Nevada System.

B. A faculty screening and nominating committee

shall be established whenever a vacancy occurs

in the position of Chancellor or in any System-

wide administrative position which has impact

on the teaching and/or research tasks of the

University of Nevada System. Such committee

shall proportionately represent the faculty

of each unit of the University of Nevada Sys-

tem. The committee members shall be elected

under procedures established by the respec-

tive Faculty Senates, and the 2 Student Body

Presidents shall be ex officion members. The

committee shall conduct a nationwide search

for the best candidates and shall make its

recommendations through the Chancellor to the

Board of Regents. The Chairman of the commit-

tee, who shall be elected by the membership,

shall have full access to the Board in all

personnel sessions concerned with the appoint-

ment of the officer in question.

II. Officers of the University of Nevada, Reno*

A. The Faculty Senate shall particpate in a mean-

ingful manner in the creation of new adminis-

trative positions which will have a signifi-

cant impact on the teaching and/or research

tasks of the University of Nevada, Reno.

B. A faculty screening and nominating committee

shall be established whenever a vacany occurs

in the office of the President or in any

University-wide administrative position which

has a significant impact on the teaching and/

or research tasks of the University of Nevada,

Reno. The committee members shall be elected

under procedures established by the Faculty

Senate, and the ASUN President shall be an

ex officio member. The committee shall con-

duct a nationwide search for the best candi-

date and shall make its recommendations through

the Chancellor (in the case of the position of

the President), or the President to the Board

of Regents. The Chairman of the committee, who

shall be elected by the membership, shall have

full access to the Board in all personnel ses-

sions concerned with the appointment of the

officer in question.

* Assuming appropriate rewording to reflect the

appropriate division of the University System;

i. e., University of Nevada, Reno; University

of Nevada, Las Vegas; Desert Research Insti-

tute; or Community College Division.

The vote on this matter was 5 in favor and 1 abstention

by the regular voting members and 2 in favor and 1 ab-

sent by the DRI advisory voting members.

Mr. Humphrey noted that the Coordinating Council is asking

for consideration of a Systemwide policy that would provide

that the Faculty Senates would participate in the creation

of new administrative positions. He further noted that it

was understood that the Coordinating Council was not refer-

ring to staff positions in the Chancellor's Office nor

staff positions in a President or Director's office. The

Council is also requesting committees shall be established

to assist in the filling of vacancies at an administrative


Chancellor Humphrey suggested the 3 administrative officers

might wish to comment.

President Miller stated he had no further comment other

than that made in his letter concerning the UNR Faculty

Senate's recommendation (filed with permanent minutes).

Dr. Zorn suggested that there must be some clarification of

the Senate's action; e. g., which administrative positions

would be involved.

Dr. Driggs suggested that an Academic Vice President would

be an appropriate example of a position which should re-

ceive faculty particpation. Most important would be those

positions with line functions, he said. He added that de-

tails could be worked out later and if there is a question,

then the faculty should be consulted.

Mr. Warburton expressed concern over the proposed faculty

involvement in the creation of new administrative positions

and suggested this needs a clearer definition. He said he

believed the mechanism suggested for filling vacancies is

reasonable; however, he was concerned over how far discus-

sion of the creation of a position should go.

Mr. Hug suggested a number of areas which might need clar-

ification: Would the Faculty Senates be the appropriate

ones to participate or should such a committee be appointed

in a different way? How about student involvement in crea-

tion of a position? How about the term "impact"? Would

"consulted" be preferable to "participate"? The use of the

word "proportionately" was disturbing; would it not be bet-

ter for each Division to have equal voice? Is it really

intended that only the Chairman have access to the Board of

Regents meeting? Is it valid to suggest that he be present

at all personnel sessions? Should not the Board of Regents

reserve to itself the final decision and be able to discuss

it without others present?

Chancellor Humphrey stated that he felt the spirit of the

recommendation was understood. He recommended that this

matter be referred to the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet

for development of a specific rewording for an amendment

to the Board's By-Laws, taking into consideration the

reservations stated and complying with the spirit of the

faculty proposal.

Mrs. Knudtsen suggested the positions involved should be

spelled out.

Mr. Hug suggested the Regents must keep in mind that the

Constitution provides that the University of Nevada is to

be controlled by the Board of Regents and the Board must

exercise its obligation. The Regents have, he said,

delegated to administrative officers and to the faculty

in many areas. He said he had always believed it to be

a good idea but was concerned over recent events which

had caused him to wonder whether the faculty have acted

responsibly. He said, in his opinion, participation by

faculty in making policy demands responsible action on

the part of those faculty.

Mr. Hug stated that he was referring to recent faculty

action in attacking one of the University officers per-

sonally when their action should have been directed to

the policy of the issue rather than to the person. He

suggested the Regents should perhaps reconsider the type

of faculty participation they have been encouraging.

Mr. Bilbray stated that UNLV Faculty Senate in its criticism

recognized that the acts of the Regents were merely in re-

sponse to a recommendation by the Chancellor.

Mr. Jacobsen stated that he objected to the assumption that

the Regents were "rubber stamps".

Mr. Bilbray stated that the major problem is that there is

an open lack of faith on the part of at least 2 Faculty

Senates in the chief executive officer of the System. He

said the Chairman's suggestion was not good.

Mr. Humphrey questioned whether Mr. Bilbray's remarks were

accurate, pointing out that he was aware that his action

in one regard had been evaluated by the faculty but he was

not aware that the faculty had attempted to evaluate his

total performance as Chancellor. He suggested that Mr.

Bilbray was going too far in interpreting to the Press his

own feelings and crediting them to the faculty. He also

suggested that it was particularly irresponsible to make

such statements based on discussions with a few, unnamed


Mr. Hug stated that the administrative officers of the Uni-

versity are representatives of the Board of Regents. He

also stated that the Board of Regents is given the responsi-

bility of operating the University and is responsible to the

people of the State of Nevada. He questioned whether it was

up to other people to evaluate the performance of the ad-

ministrative officer of the University; rather, he suggested

they should confine their evaluation to policy.

Dr. Driggs said he felt the faculty had acted very responsi-

bly. He suggested that the faculty were very much concerned

with the University and urged the Regents to continue to

work together with the faculty and continue to encourage

faculty involvement.

Dr. Driggs also stated that it was his understanding that

in spite of the newspaper account of UNLV's action, he

believed it was not a censure but taking issue over a

specific action.

Mr. Seeliger suggested that in view of this, perhaps it

was the responsibility of the faculty to see that the

newspaper account was corrected.

Mr. Humphrey noted that the action had stemmed from his

appointment, with Board of Regents approval, of a Director

for the Computing Center. He noted that in discussions

with the Coordinating Council on May 7, at which time the

resolutions of the Faculty Senates had been discussed, he

had informed the Coordinating Council members that at such

time as the Board voted to amend its By-Laws to incorpor-

ate the recommendation of the Coordinating Council, he

would immediately refer the consideration of the Vice

Chancellor for Computing Systems to the Faculty Senates.

Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Grant, carried with-

out dissent that the recommendation of the Chancellor that

the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet be requested to develop

an amendment to the Regents' By-Laws to incorporate the

faculty proposal be approved.

29. Rules and Regulations for Visitation Privileges in Resi-

dence Halls

President Miller reported that a meeting of the Student

Affairs Committee of the Board of Regents had been held

in April with students from the UNR Campus for the pur-

pose of discussing rules and regulations concerning

visitation privileges in the residence halls. He recom-

mended that development of these rules and regulations

be delegated to the Administration for implementation

and action.

President Zorn reported that a similar meeting of the

Student Affairs Committee had been held in May with

students from the UNLV Campus and he concurred with Pres-

ident Miller's recommendation.

Mr. Ronzone, Chairman of the Student Affairs Committee, said

he had been much impressed by the manner in which the stu-

dents had handled their meeting with the Regents and their

positive approach to the situation. Mr. Hug agreed that it

had been a pleasure to meet with the students and to listen

to their presentation.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the development of rules and regula-

tions concerning visitation privileges in the residence

halls be delegated to the Administration for implementa-

tion and action.

Mr. Jim Hardesty, ASUN President, expressed appreciation

for the Regents taking the time to meet with them and

discussing with them the matters of concern to the stu-


Dr. White suggested that there were additional areas in

which students have good ideas and she encouraged more

meetings with the students.

30. Candidates for Degrees

President Zorn suggested that some consideration be given

to the procedure this year for approval of candidates for

degrees, pointing out that UNLV Commencement is scheduled

the day before the Board of Regents and that some provi-

sion must be given to the approval of this year's graduates.

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

without dissent that provisional approval of June, 1969

candidates for degrees be given subject to confirmation

by Administration.

Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that this be adopted as continuing

policy and moved that approval of candidates for degrees

shall be made by the Presidents of each Campus and the

final list presented to the Board of Regents. Motion

seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried without dissent.

31. Consideration of Policy Statement

Mr. Jacobsen suggested that the Board of Regents consider

the adoption of a policy statement, as follows:

It shall be the policy of the Board of Regents that

before any new degree programs or new Departments can

be added, such proposals must be introduced at one

meeting and voted upon no earlier than the following


Mr. Jacobsen requested that this policy statement be con-

sidered and that action be requested on its adoption at

the June meeting.

32. Edith Albert Estate

Chancellor Humphrey reported that final settlement of the

Edith Albert Estate is nearing completion and reported as

follows on the valuation of the assets and the provisions

of the will:

Valuation of the assets of the Edith Albert Estate,

as per Mr. Walter Bradley, Trust Officer, First

National Bank:

Cash (as of January 3, 1969) $ 15,846.80

Common Stocks (current as of 4/28/69) 391,724.38

Convertible Bonds 10,008.75

Treasury and Municiple Bonds 51,610.00

Total $469,189.93

Provisions of the Will:

All of the rest and residue of my estate ... I

give, devise and bequeath to the Board of Regents

of the University of Nevada, in trust ..." "to

invest, conservately, the capital funds and corpus

of said trust in securities registered on the New

York Stock Exchange which are eligible for invest-

ments by savings banks chartered in the State of


... for the creation of one or more annual scholar-

ships to be provided from the income of the in-

vested assets of said trusts..." "... no one

scholarship will exceed $2000.

To be eligible for such scholarships, students must

be bona fide residents of the State of Nevada, must

be enrolled for study at the principal University

of Nevada located at Reno and not at some branch of

said University, and such recipients must have com-

pleted their first 3 years of undergraduate study

with creditable grades.

Also, that a fair and equitable procedure be worked

out for the repayment of such scholarships and that

the monies repaid will become immediately available

for additional scholarships.

In the event that all of the income from said trust

is not used for scholarships for each and every

year, then I desire that such uncommitted funds be

added to the principal corpus of this trust.

President Miller referred back to Chairman Hug's comments con-

cerning faculty involvement and stated that he was sure Regent

Hug had not meant to restrict the right of faculty members to

criticize their administrative officers. He stated that within

the bounds of good taste, an administrative officer should be

subject to criticism. Mr. Hug agreed, but stated he was opposed

to a faculty group getting together to censure a person. He

said that, in his opinion, the faculty should be free to take

issue with a policy but not to personally attack a person.

Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. White, the follow-

ing items were added to the agenda:

33. Community College Division Budget

Chancellor Humphrey presented a proposed budget for the

Community College Division and the Elko Community College

for consideration by the Board, noting that its adoption

would make it possible to begin recruiting (budget filed

with permanent minutes).

Mr. Seeliger asked if the budget had been approved by the

Advisory Board in Elko. Mr. Humphrey pointed out that

the Board of Regents would be appointing a new Advisory

Board as of July 1, 1969 and that the proposed budget

had not been admitted to the existing Advisory Board,

but should go to the new Board and any suggestions they

have for amendment should be given consideration.

Mr. Seeliger suggested that a committee from the Board

of Regents, the State Board of Education and the Community

College Advisory Board plan to meet after July 1, 1969 so

that there is every precaution taken to keep all those con-

cerned properly informed.

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

without dissent that the budget document be approved as


34. Bid Openings

A. Mr. Pine reported that the Nevada Bureau of Mines,

Mackay School of Mines, had requested the printing of

1600 Lincoln County topographic maps and prices were

received as follows:

William & Heintz, Washington, D. C. $6,160.00

The National Survey, Vermont 9,978.00

The Steck Company, Texas no bid

Mr. Pine recommended that award of the contract to

William & Heintz. President Miller and Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-


B. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened at 2:00 P.M.,

May 8, 1969 for the sale of the Lakeside Drive prop-

erty. He noted that one bid was received from Mr.

and Mrs. William B. Sullivan for $90,000, through the

real estate firms of Walters and Humphrey.

Mr. Pine recommended the bid of Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan

be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Grant, carried

with the following roll call vote:

Yes - Regents Bilbray, Grant, Hug, Jacobsen,

Knudtsen, Seeliger

No - Regents Lombardi, Ronzone, White

Regents Anderson and Bell absent.

The meeting adjourned at 5:05 P.M.