05/09/1980

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 9-10, 1980








05-09-1980

Pages 38-79

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 9, 1980



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Teacher

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Mr. John Tom Ross

Mrs. June Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William J. Berg, NNCC

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President James Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairpersons Campana, Claybrook,

Elliott, Fry, Gochnour, Melrose, Moser and Seibert, and repre-

sentatives of student associations.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:45 A.M.



1. Adoption of Consent Agenda



The Consent Agenda, containing the following items, was sub-

mitted for adoption:



(1) Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of March

28, 1980, the special meeting of April 10, 1980, and

the emergency meeting of April 21, 1980.



(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants as reflected in Ref.

C-1.



(3) Extension of leave of absence without pay for Cliff

Blauert, Sociology Instructor, TMCC, for one year,

due to family illness.



(4) Extension of leave of absence without pay for Aaron

Goldman, Professor of Mathematics, UNLV, for one year,

to continue research at Los Alamos Scientific

Laboratory.



(5) Expenditure of $2,500 from the WNCC Capital Improve-

ment Fee account for furniture and equipment consult-

ants for the Carson Campus new 20,000 square foot

addition.



(6) Delegation of authority to award a contract for the

remodel of shower rooms on three floors of Juniper

Hall, at an estimated cost of $35,000.



(7) Authorization to establish an emergency loan fund at

WNCC, in the amount of $2,000 from United Students

Association fees, with President Davis and Accountant

Melba Oliver holding signature authority on the

account.



(8) Augmentations from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account, as follows:



Office Special In-state Travel Account $5,000

Chancellor's Special Housing Allowance 5,000

WNCC Interview and Recruiting Account 5,000

CCCC Interview and Recruiting Account 5,000

Board of Regents Host Account 5,000

Student Body Presidents' Travel 5,000

Radiological Safety Board Supplemental Funding 6,000



(9) Appointment of Ted Sanders, Superintendent of Public

Instruction, Nevada State Department of Education, to

the College of Education Advisory Board, to replace

Dr. Ralph Di Sibio.



(10) Approval of the following fund transfers:



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



President Goodall requests approval of the following

fund transfers:



Fund 101



#80-151 From the Reserve for Contingency to Engi-

neering, $16,644; salary payment for fiscal

year 1979-80 for Lawrence E. Ita through

April 11, 1980.



Ending Fund Balance



#80-136 From the Ending Fund Balance to Operating

in Continuing Education, $90,000; funds

needed to cover unencumbered expenses for

the remainder of fiscal year.



Clark County Community College



President Eaton requests approval of the following

fund transfers:



Fund 103



#80-532 From the Reserve for Contingency to

Occupational Programs, $23,200; additional

funds needed in Operating for equipment.



#80-545 From the Reserve for Contingency to Security

$17,000; additional funds needed in security

operating. Available from Services.



#80-554 From the Reserve for Contingency to Univer-

sity Parallel, $18,200; funds needed for

professional letters of appointment and for

employees annual leave who are going from

"A" to "B" contracts.



#80-555 From the Reserve for Contingency to Rural

Teaching, $48,200; funds needed for profes-

sional letters of appointment.



#80-559 From the Reserve for Contingency to Word

Processing, $15,500; additional funds needed

in operating account to cover costs of new

equipment.



#80-560 From the Reserve for Contingency to Grounds

& Maintenance, $14,000; additional funds

needed in operating account to cover costs

of supplies.



#80-567 From the Reserve for Contingency to Library,

Operating, $11,465; additional funds needed

operating account to purchase equipment.



System



Chancellor Baepler requests approval of the following

fund transfer:



#80-1 From the Reserve for Contingency, $12,492.06

to augment student wages. An off-setting

transfer has been made from professional

salaries savings.



Desert Research Institute



President Murino requests approval of the transfer of

$29,673 from Weather Modification, Operating to Sala-

ries and Equipment to provide additional funds for

analyses work.



(11) Approval of a request from Carson City for an exten-

sion of 440 feet to an existing easement at the WNCC

Campus for roadway and utility purposes, bringing the

total amount of land dedicated to utilities to approx-

imately .606 acres.



(12) Granting of extended sick leave to Gary Carpenter,

Instructor in Law Enforcement at WNCC, for a period of

six months effective in mid-June when he will have ex-

hausted all available sick and annual leave.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Consent Agenda as submit-

ted. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong.



Chancellor Baepler noted the inclusion on the gift list of

an offer of 500 shares of A T & T stock, with a stipulation

placed on the gift that it not be sold. He asked that this

gift be deleted from the recommendation for acceptance to

allow for time to negotiate with the donor concerning this

restriction. Chancellor Baepler also noted the gift of

American Selected stock and requested authority to sell this

stock and to use the proceeds for the benefit of the Mackay

School of Mines Library, as requested by the donor.



Motion carried without dissent.



2. Report of Investment Committee Meeting



Mr. Karamanos, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Commit-

tee, reported the following actions taken by the Committee

at its meeting earlier in the day:



(1) Received a report and recommendations from Mr. Bob Lee

of First National Bank for the following purchases, to

be implemented on Monday, May 12:



From the Main Endowment



6,600 shares Crocker National at 28-7/8

5,500 shares Aetna Life & Casualty at 35

6,600 shares Quaker Oats at 27-5/8



From the Engel Unitrust



200 shares (SGP) Schering-Plough, at 36-3/4

200 shares (CKN) Crocker National, at 28-7/8

200 shares (AET) Aetna Life & Casualty, at 35

100 shares (UCL) Union Oil, at 46-1/2

200 shares (AT) Quaker Oats, at 27-5/8

150 shares (SYN) Syntex, at 39-3/4

5M Holiday Inns Bonds CT., 9-5/8%, due 2005



From the Mc Coskey Endowment



15M Holiday Inns CVT. Bond, 9-5/8%, due 2005

500 shares Crocker National, at 28-7/8

300 shares Bankers Trust, at 45-7/8

400 shares Aetna Life & Casualty, at 35

400 shares Schering Plough, at 36-3/4

400 shares Syntex, at 39-3/4

500 shares Quaker Oats, at 27-5/8



From the Mc Millan Endowment



300 shares Crocker National, at 28-7/8

200 shares American Home Products, at 26-3/4



(2) Received a report and recommendation from Mr. Monte

Miller of Valley Bank for the following purchases,

to be implemented on Monday, May 12:



From Account 52-000113-2



1,400 Boeing, at market value, current price 34

1,500 ASARCO, at market value, current price 33

1,400 Philip Morris, at 35, current price 38 3/4

1,000 Union Oil, at market value, current price 49

700 Honeywell, at 65, current price 74

1,000 American Telephone, at 50, current price 53

2,000 Anheuser Bush, at 25, current price 27



(3) Instructed Vice Chancellor Partridge to meet with rep-

resentatives of Valley Bank and First National Bank of

Nevada to develop a proposal for the transfer of assets

from FNB to Valley Bank for those endowment funds cur-

rently held by FNB which are for the benefit of UNLV.

The Committee requested that the proposal to effect the

transfer, to be effective July 1, be presented to the

Investment Advisory Committee at its June meeting.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the Investment Committee's

report and actions. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



3. Request for Personnel Session



Chairman Cashell recalled that at the special meeting of

April 10, Regent Karamanos had requested that a personnel

session be called at this meeting to discuss what he had

characterized as "disturbing information" and that Dr. Jim

Richardson and Dr. Paul Page be asked to attend. Mr.

Cashell reported that Mr. Karamanos had subsequently with-

drawn his request, indicating that he had checked out the

information and had found it to be false.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the request for a personnel session

be removed from the agenda. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley.



Mr. Buchanan objected, suggesting that since the allegations

which had appeared in the Press could be detrimental to

their reputations, perhaps Drs. Richardson and Page might

wish to be heard to refute the allegations.



Mr. Cashell reported that Drs. Richardson and Page had re-

quested an open meeting and had asked that they be furnished

with any information concerning the allegations by the pre-

ceding Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. However, by that time, Mr.

Karamanos had concluded that there was no truth to the in-

formation he had received and he wished to withdraw his re-

quest for a personnel session.



Mr. Buchanan suggested that regardless of the request to

withdraw the matter, Drs. Page and Richardson had a right to

a hearing and the matter should be withdrawn only if Drs.

Page and Richardson wished to withdraw it. He suggested

that they be given an opportunity to say something to the

Board in their own defense.



Mr. Karamanos asked if Drs. Page and Richardson had with-

drawn their request for an open hearing. Mr. Cashell

pointed out that they had nothing to withdraw since the

Board had not replied to their request for information.



Mr. Buchanan said he did not believe the Board had to send

them a list of particulars; there is nothing in the Bylaws

that requires such action by the Board.



Mr. Cashell agreed there was no requirement in the Bylaws;

however, the Code provides a procedure for bringing charges

against members of the University Community.



Mr. Lessly stated that the only allegations that have been

made in this matter are those which appeared in the Press.

He suggested that unless the Board has a personnel session

to air the matter, there are no charges. If there are

charges to be made against faculty members, then the Board

would proceed under the Disciplinary Procedures referred to

by Chairman Cashell.



Mr. Buchanan suggested that Drs. Page and Richardson be con-

tacted to determine if they wished to make a statement, or

if they wished to have the matter removed from the agenda.



Following a short recess, it was reported that Drs.

Richardson and Page had indicated they did not wish to

appear before the Board but asked that Dr. Dave Seibert read

their letter of May 2, 1980 into the Board record. The let-

ter, addressed to Chairman Cashell, follows:



We have learned, informally through the news media,

that one member of the Board of Regents, Mr. Chris

Karamanos, has requested our presence at the May 9th

meeting of the Regents in Las Vegas to discuss disturb-

ing information allegedly slurring the University

System and Chancellor's Office (Las Vegas Sun, April 28,

1980). Although it is not clear why our presence has

been requested, we want to express our willingness to

attend such a meeting, at University expense, if you

think that our presence will contribute to the clari-

fication of any issues before the Board. We have both

worked in various capacities over the years for the

betterment of the University and desire, even under

these unique circumstances, to continue to do what is

best for the University.



Thus, we are willing to appear at the May 9th meeting

to answer questions. However, since this is a very un-

usual procedure, we request the following: If any spe-

cific charges of impropriety are to be brought against

us by Mr. Karamanos or any other Regent, Officer of the

University or other person(s), we want to be informed of

such charges in advance, and of any witnesses that might

be called to testify. Since time is short, we would

like to request that such specific information be given

to us by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 7, 1980. We also

request that the hearing or personnel session be open

to the public. We have nothing to hide, and much pre-

fer to answer questions in public view. We further as-

sume that our attending such a session does not in any

way waive our right of due process guaranteed under the

UNS code and UNR Bylaws.



I trust you understand that these requests are not made

out of any desire to obstruct the Regents in their re-

sponsibilities. We only desire that the matter(s) at

issue be fairly presented to the Regents and the public,

and that we be afforded appropriate individual

protection.



Signed/ Paul Page and Jim Richardson



Mr. Karamanos stated that he was not making an accusation

against Dr. Page and Dr. Richardson as individuals, adding

that there was some information he wanted to find out from

them and he believed that he had received it from Dr.

Richardson prior to the writing of the letter which had

been read, and expressed a certain annoyance at the writing

of the letter. Mr. Karamanos stated that Dr. Richardson

had assured him that he had given him all of the answers

needed, and that he, Mr. Karamanos, considered the matter

closed. He stressed that there were no actual charges, and

the information he had requested concerned affirmative ac-

tion on the Reno Campus. As to the report in the Press, Mr.

Karamanos stated that he was not the source for that infor-

mation and he did not know where the Press had gotten their

information concerning Dr. Baepler or anyone else.



Mr. Karamanos added that he wanted to assure Dr. Page, Dr.

Richardson and Dr. Marschall, and others on the Reno Campus,

that he supports the programs in Reno; however, he was con-

cerned that the affirmative action policy and the University

Code procedures were not being followed, and that concern

had resulted in his inquiries. He further expressed himself

as being satisfied.



Mr. Cashell offered the following statement for the record:



The University of Nevada System Code, Chapter 2, con-

tains the statement on Academic Freedom and Responsi-

bility. Section 2.3.3 of that Chapter reads: "The

faculty member is a citizen of his community, a member

of a learned profession and an employee of an educa-

tional institution. When he speaks, writes or acts as

a citizen he shall be free from institutional censor-

ship or discipline."



On behalf of the Board, I would like to express regret

that this item was placed on the agenda and has received

so much public attention. Professional reputations have

been unnecessarily damaged and careers have been threat-

ened. A number of people have been required to spend a

considerable amount of time responding to charges and

allegations based on hearsay and which have subsequent-

ly proved to be groundless.



The University has established procedures for dealing

with matters of this type and I strongly encourage each

of us as individuals and the Board as a whole to require

that these procedures are followed.



Mr. Karamanos objected, stating that he had followed the ad-

vise of Counsel in placing this matter before the Board and

he believed that it was done properly.



Chairman Cashell disagreed, stating that he believed that

such a matter should have been discussed in a personnel ses-

sion before it was aired in public and in the Press. Mr.

Karamanos stated that he had not provided the Press with any

information. It was pointed out, however, that the firm

handling Mr. Karamanos' public relations had given the no-

tice withdrawing the request for personnel session to the

media. Mr. Karamanos again stated that he had followed the

advise of Counsel in placing this request for a personnel

session on the agenda.



Mr. Lessly reviewed the procedure, stating that any Regent

is entitled to ask for a personnel session to discuss any-

thing covered by the Nevada Open Meeting Law with respect

to a faculty member; i. e., professional competence, alleged

misconduct, mental or physical health. If, Mr. Lessly stat-

ed, out of that personnel session there are any charges,

those charges would then be processed under the University

Code.



In response to Chairman Cashell's suggestion that perhaps

the Board should have been given an opportunity to hear what

was causing him concern before he asked that the matter be

included on the agenda, Mr. Karamanos stated that he had

been specifically advised by Counsel on the procedure to

follow, he had done so and did not wish to be reprimanded

for his actions.



Mr. Lessly noted that there was a motion on the floor to

withdraw the request for a personnel session. Motion

carried by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen,

Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride, Mrs. Whitley

Abstaining - Mrs. Fong

(Mr. Ross not present)



Mr. Mc Bride moved that the statement read by Chairman

Cashell be accepted as a statement by the Board. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Whitley, carried by the following roll

call vote:



No - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karmanos

Yes - Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride,

Mrs. Whitley, Mr. Cashell



4. Traffic Control, Maryland Parkway



President Goodall noted that this matter was before the

Board in response to the Regents' request at the special

meeting of April 10 that a report and recommendation be pre-

sented concerning the University's participation in the

purchase and installation of flashing safety lights on

Maryland Parkway. Dr. Goodall reported that consultations

had been held with Clark County Officials and a proposal

had been developed for installation of flashing traffic

lights at the north end of the Campus at Maryland Parkway

and Cottage Grove and at the south end at Maryland Parkway

and University. The County has taken the position that

they would build the lights at bid for which the University

would reimburse them at an amount not to exceed $25,000.



Mr. Mc Bride noted that the County is installing traffic

lights and controls in the vicinity of the Campus and sug-

gested that the University wait to assess the effect those

controls have on the traffic before agreeing to the expend-

iture of $25,000.



President Goodall noted that the speed limit has been reduc-

ed but has not had a marked impact on the flow of traffic on

Maryland Parkway. He also noted that there will be a stop

light installed at new entrance to the Campus on Maryland

Parkway, which should be operational by the beginning of the

Fall semester.



Mr. Karamanos suggested that the Regents investigate the

availability of assistance from the Independent Insurance

Agents in funding the flashing lights, stating that he had

received information that this organization frequently par-

ticipates in funding costs of this type of traffic lights

in school zones.



It was also suggested that the University explore with the

local law enforcement agencies some kind of intense traffic

patrol for a period of time to reinforce the reduction in

speed limit.



CSUN President Campbell urged Board action on funding for

the flashing signals, stating that lowering the speed limit

has had little impact on the traffic on Maryland Parkway and

pointed out that there are many handicapped people and sen-

ior citizens who must cross Maryland Parkway daily.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the allocation of up to $25,000

toward the purchase and installation of the flashing yellow

lights as explained by President Goodall. Motion seconded

by Mrs. Whitley, carried without dissent.



5. Proposed Long-Term Land Lease



President Goodall recalled that the master plan for UNLV

reserves an area at the southern part of the Campus for

fraternity/sorority housing. He noted inclusion in the

agenda of a formal request for Board approval of a long-

term land lease on one acre in this reserved area for the

purpose of constructing a fraternity house.



Jim Luce, Treasurer of Sigma Chi, presented a preliminary

sketch depicting a one-story house to accommodate 32 resi-

dents, and to include rooms for meetings and parties, and

a kitchen, provisions for parking, with the ability to ex-

pand the house beyond its initial 16 bedrooms if determined

at a later date to be desirable.



The area reserved for fraternity and sorority housing con-

tains a total of 643,000 square feet, or 14.95 acres, which

Mr. Luce noted, would accommodate one house per acre for a

total of 14 houses, with one acre to be reserved for a park.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the proposal from Sigma Chi,

subject to subsequent legal review and with design approval

reserved to the University. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



6. Proposed Names for University Facilities



President Goodall recommended that the Teacher Education

building be named the "William D. Carlson Education" build-

ing, in honor of Dr. Carlson's long and valuable service to

the University, particularly to UNLV, noting that Dr.

Carlson will retire at the end of the current academic year.



Dr. Goodall also recommended that the Campus baseball field

be named the "Roger Barnson Field" in memory of the late Mr.

Barnson.



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

Bride, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Fong suggested that consideration be given to naming

the auditorium in the Education building in honor of Dr.

Holbert Hendrix. It was agreed that this suggestion would

be included on the next agenda.



7. Proposal for Major in Computer Science, UNLV



President Goodall presented a proposal requesting author-

ization for the Department of Mathematics to offer the de-

grees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts with a

major in Computer Science. (A copy of a combined Phase I

and Phase II proposal was distributed with the agenda and

is on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



Dr. Goodall noted that the courses involved in the programs

are already being taught on Campus and there should be no

additional financial resources necessary to put the proposal

into effect. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



8. Proposed Increase in Dormitory Fees, UNLV



President Goodall recommended an increase in dormitory fees

of $25 per semester, effective with the 1980-81 academic

year, bringing the total dormitory fee to $1,900 per year.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



9. Appointment of Director of Office of Information Services,

UNLV



President Goodall recommended the appointment of Les Raschko

as Director of the Office of Information Services for UNLV,

effective July 1, 1980, at a salary of $27,500. Background

information on Mr. Raschko was included with the agenda

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



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Mr. Ross entered the meeting at 11:40 A.M., during the discussion

of the following item.



10. Land Acquisition Fund, UNR



President Crowley recalled that UNR's Capital Program re-

quest for the current biennium included $5 million for land

acquisition, adding that although this request had not been

funded, it had received a sympathetic hearing in the

Legislature.



Dr. Crowley suggested a new approach in the 1981 session,

consistent with the recommendations expressed by Legislators

during the 1979 session. He proposed that a land acquisi-

tion fund of $1 million be requested, to be justified by

reference to specific properties for which appraisals are

available. He noted that four such properties have been

identified, valued at $618,000, and additional properties

will be identified and appraised prior to the 1981 session.



President Crowley recommended that this request be approved

and incorporated into the Capital Program Request to be

submitted to the Public Works Board. Chancellor Baepler

concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



11. Request for Remodeling Funds, UNR



President Crowley reported that the removal of the audio-

visual function from the Anderson building of the School of

Medicine makes it possible to remodel space previously occu-

pied by that operation into faculty and study laboratories.

He also reported that it is anticipated that an existing

multidisciplinary laboratory in the Manville building will

be divided into two separate spaces.



Dr. Crowley requested that the Regents authorize up to

$200,000 of the Hughes payment for the remodeling costs,

with the understanding that, if appropriate, the funds will

be reimbursed to the Hughes account from the anticipated

$250,000 to be derived from the Scarlett Estate.



Chancellor Baepler reported that subsequent to the prepara-

tion of this agenda item, there had been a change in the

possible amount of the Hughes money that would be reverted

to the State of Nevada and stated that it is very likely

now that there will not be $200,000 remaining. He recom-

mended that if this request from President Crowley is ap-

proved, it be subject to the availability of funds.



President Crowley recommended that whatever portion of the

Hughes money is ultimately available be approved for use

for this purpose.



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

carried without dissent.



12. Sale of Chemex Stock



President Crowley reported that the Board of Regents holds

50,000 shares of Chemex stock, given for the purpose of sup-

porting the natural products research program of the College

of Agriculture. He noted that Dean Bohmont has requested

that 25,000 shares of this stock be offered for sale consis-

tent with the value in the market at a future date for the

benefit of the Biochemistry Program of the College. Presi-

dent Crowley recommended approval. Chancellor Baepler

concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.



13. Proposed Amendment to Deferred Payment Policy



The following amendment to the Deferred Payment Policy was

proposed by UNR in December, 1979 and was referred to all

instructional institutions for consideration:



Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 13, Section 7.



Contracts for deferred payment of room and board costs

and/or registration fees which are in excess of $200 are

available during the registration period. Approximately

one-half of the total due is payable upon registration.

The balance is due and payable not later than Friday of

the sixth week of instruction. This option is available

during Fall and Spring semesters only. The registration

of students who fail to meet the deferred payment plan

on the date set for such payment will be cancelled.



President Crowley requested that this amendment be approved,

with application confined for now to UNR, pending further

study by UNLV. Chancellor Baepler concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



14. Request for Fee Increase, UNR



Consideration of a proposal for a $1 increase in the per-

credit registration fee was removed from the agenda, for

consideration in June.



15. Proposed Increase in Food Service Rates, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of following changes

in food service rates for 1980-81:



Academic Current Proposed

Year Per Day Per Semester Per Day Per Semester



20-meal $3.82 $428.00 $4.27 $486.80

15-meal 3.62 405.00 4.02 458.30

l0-meal 3.32 372.00 3.65 416.10



Cash Sales



Breakfast 1.45 1.65

Lunch 1.75 2.00

Dinner 2.30 2.55

Steak Dinner 3.75 4.20



Summer Session



Daily Rate 4.85 6.50

Breakfast 1.50

Lunch 2.25

Dinner 2.75

Steak Dinner 4.00



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.



16. Administrative Organization Review, UNR



President Crowley recalled that in November, 1979 the Board

allocated funds for a review by an outside team of consult-

ants of the administrative structure of UNR. A report filed

by the consultants was included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. C and filed with permanent minutes). President

Crowley stated that he would make specific recommendations

to the June meeting in response to the report.



17. Appointment of Vice President for Business, UNR



President Crowley recommended Dr. C. Thomas Baxter, Jr. be

offered the appointment of Vice President for Business for

UNR, at an annual salary of $46,000. Dr. Crowley stated

that Dr. Baxter has requested an additional period of time

to consider the offer and, after consultation with Chancel-

lor Baepler, he requested approval of the appointment con-

tingent upon acceptance by Dr. Baxter. If the offer is not

accepted, President Crowley requested that the Board agree

to a special meeting on May 17, immediately preceding UNR's

Commencement, to consider an alternate recommendation.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval.



Mr. Buchanan objected, stating that he believed the Board

should not approve the appointment until the candidate has

indicated he would accept the position if offered.



President Crowley stated that it would be satisfactory to

withhold the appointment until Dr. Baxter's acceptance has

been received, with confirmation of the appointment or an

alternate appointment to occur at a special meeting on May

17.



Mr. Mc Bride agreed to withdraw his motion.



Mr. Buchanan moved that action on this matter be deferred

until acceptance is received, and that a special meeting of

the Board be called for 8:30 A.M., Saturday, May 17, in

Reno. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without

dissent.



18. Appointment of Dean of Nursing, UNR



President Crowley recommended the appointment of Marion M.

Schrum as professor and Dean of the Orvis School of Nursing,

commencing January 1, 1981, at an annual salary of $44,647.

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

with permanent minutes.



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

carried without dissent.



19. Proposed Three-Year Contracts for Coaches, UNR



President Crowley requested approval of appointments on

three-year contracts for Christoper Ault with a salary of

$32,459 for 1980-81, and for William Russell Allen at a

salary of $35,084 for 1980-81, with salaries to be adjusted

in subsequent years according to terms in the contracts.



Dr. Crowley reported that this is a frequent practice among

Big Sky conference schools and is designed to relieve some

of the pressure on a coach during the first year or so when

a program is building.



Mr. Mc Bride questioned the rationale of offering multi-year

contracts to coaches when Presidents are presently restrict-

ed to one-year contracts.



Mr. Buchanan stated that he was opposed to this practice,

pointing out that this was not done at UNLV, and suggested

that it would expose the University to a situation where, if

there were a problem with a coach during the period of such

a contract, the time remaining under that contract would

have to be bought out. Mr. Buchanan also stated that, in

his opinion, if a one-year contract is appropriate for a

President, it ought to be good enough for a coach.



Mr. Ross moved that this proposal be tabled. Motion second-

ed by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.



20. Appointment of Acting Executive Center Directors, DRI



President Murino recommended that Dr. Joy Leland be appoint-

ed Acting Director of the Social Sciences Center, replacing

Dr. Don Fowler, with the addition of a $500 per month admin-

istrative increment in salary during her period of service

as Acting Director.



President Murino also recommended that Dr. Peter Krenkel,

presently serving as Executive Director of the Water

Resources Center, be appointed to serve concurrently as

Acting Director of the Bioresources Center until appointment

of a permanent Executive Director.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. Bid Opening, Campus Improvements, CCCC



President Eaton reported that bids were received May 1, 1980

for Campus improvements for the College, with the single

bidder being Cooke and Kerzetski Construction Company of

Las Vegas. President Eaton requested that the Board concur

in the award by the State Public Works Board of a contract

for $227,475 for bid Item 1 and Alternate A, and that the

University award a separate contract for $76,768 for bid

Item II, with both contracts to be awarded to Cooke and

Kerzetski. The total cost to accomplish the Campus improve-

ments project is $304,243, considerably below the budgeted

funds of approximately $345,000.



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

carried without dissent.



22. Gaming Careers Program, CCCC



President Eaton recalled that at the request of the Board

of Regents, CCCC initiated a Gaming Careers Program in the

Spring of 1980. In order to continue and expand this pro-

gram during 1980-81, Dr. Eaton requested an allocation of

$19,890 from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

to accommodate part-time faculty salaries, equipment and

supplies. She noted that this will enable the College to

continue with the casino management option, and initiate

the slot repair management option contained within the

program. Full funding for the Gaming Careers Program is

being included in the College's 1981-83 Biennial Budget

Request. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi.



Mrs. Fong expressed concern about initiating programs of

this nature from Regents' funds and then requesting the

Legislature to pick up the cost of continuing the program.



Chancellor Baepler stated that he agreed with the philosophy

expressed by Mrs. Fong; however, he pointed out that the

program was started at the express request of the Regents.

The funds requested represent start-up costs and the program

will begin to generate student fees.



Dr. Eaton reported that there are approximately 160 students

enrolled presently in five courses, with 26 courses sched-

uled for next year. She acknowledged the concern expressed

by Mrs. Fong, pointing out that the College has retained

only part-time staff, has made a minimal investment in

equipment, and has not dedicated any space to the program.

If funding for continuation of the program is not provided

by the Legislature, President Eaton stated that the program

has been a successful experiment and if allowed to continue

increased enrollment is anticipated. She also pointed out

that this program has received a great deal of cooperation

from UNLV's College of Hotel Administration in an effort to

establish transferability of credits.



Motion carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



23. Outreach Program, CCCC



President Eaton reported that CCCC has provided credit pro-

gramming to urban and rural Outreach Centers since 1975.

Enrollments in Clark County alone have increased four-fold

during this time period, as reflected in Ref. D, included

with agenda and filed with permanent minutes.



Dr. Eaton further noted that a recently completed Community

Needs Assessment indicated that 54% of the residents of the

County who responded to the survey prefer to take classes

at a local high school, public building, or shopping center,

suggesting that CCCC can anticipate additional demand for

Outreach services within its service area.



Dr. Eaton requested an allocation of $26,140 from the Board

of Regents Special Projects Account to initiate and expand

Outreach credit offerings in Clark County, at Boulder City,

Mesquite, Indian Springs, Overton (Moapa Valley) and Jean,

as well as Pahrump in Nye County. These funds would be used

to provide the following during 1980-81:



Instruction $16,640

Program Coordination 7,500

Supplies and Equipment 1,000

Travel and Telephone 1,000

$26,140



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Chairman Cashell suggested that funding for expansion of

this program should be requested from the Legislature by

inclusion in the Biennial Budget under development now.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the request. Motion sec-

onded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



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



24. Design Development Drawings, Business and Economics and

Hotel Administration Building, UNLV



Preliminary plans for this project were presented by Nevada

Architronics. This project, comprised of approximately

115,000 gross square feet, will be funded from the Capital

Improvement Fee Fund ($3,236,000), Capital Improvement Fee

Fund Revenue Bonds ($2,000,000), and the Higher Education

Capital Construction Fund ($6,550,000). The total of

$11,786,000 for the project is allocated, $9,775,000 for

construction and $920,000 for furnishings and equipment.



In viewing the proposed siting of the building, concern was

expressed that there was too much crowding of buildings and

not enough parking space; however, Chancellor Baepler re-

called that the master plan which had been approved earlier

had advanced the concept of bringing structures closer to-

gether to minimize the problems of maintenance and to con-

serve water by taking some of the lawn areas out of produc-

tion. He also pointed out that a second building is master-

planned for the adjacent site, and that parking will be pro-

vided with construction of the new special events center.



In discussing the preliminary plans for the second level of

the building, Mrs. Fong objected to the placement of the

kitchen on that level, citing the inconvenience and addi-

tional costs of maintenance. It was pointed out that the

kitchen facility envisioned is not intended to train cooks,

but to teach the management of cooks, and that the kitchen

will be a demonstration area, not a commercial enterprise.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the design as presented,

with the stipulation that the architects resolve to the

satisfaction of the users that the second floor kitchen is

the most appropriate location. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



25. Design Development Drawings, Special Events Center, UNLV



W2C Architects presented design development drawings for

the UNLV Center for Continuing Education and Special Events.

The project scope includes the arena and spectator area, the

general building, the continuing education center, Athletic

Department administration facilities, athletic sports facil-

ities, and food service function. The total project devel-

opment cost is $30 million, of which $26,509,200 is for

construction.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the Design Development draw-

ings as presented. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, car-

ried without dissent.



Mr. Buchanan suggested that the Board require that appro-

priate plaques be placed on all University buildings, iden-

tifying the current Regents and Officers at the time of the

the building's approval.



26. Request for Approval of New Academic Programs, WNCC



President Davis, assisted by WNCC staff and members of the

WNCC Curriculum Advisory Committees, presented proposals

for establishment of new two-year programs in Automotive

Technology, Surveying Technology, Welding Technology, and

Traffic Safety. (Copies of proposals on file in Chancel-

lor's Office.)



President Davis noted that the proposed new programs will

not require new facilities or additional monies from the

Legislature and requested authorization to proceed with

their implementation.



Mrs. Fong questioned the offering of English and Communica-

tions in the second year rather than requiring these courses

in the first year. It was pointed out that the primary pur-

pose of this kind of occupational program is to train people

to make a living and support themselves and their families

and although communications is important, it has to be a

secondary consideration.



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

carried without dissent.



27. Phase I Proposal, Diesel Mechanics, NNCC



President Berg presented a Phase I proposal for a one-year

certificated program in diesel mechanics to be offered by

NNCC. He noted that the initial year of this program, fund-

ed by CETA, is nearing completion and the College has been

assured of funding for a second year, after which the

Legislature will be asked to provide for this program with-

in the College's appropriation. (Copy of Phase I proposal

on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



President Berg requested approval of the Phase I proposal

and authorization to proceed with development of a Phase II

proposal. Chancellor Baepler concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



28. Proposal for Funding for ASTM Child Learning Center



ASTM President Richard Harjo requested that this proposal

for funding be withdrawn from the agenda to permit further

study by ASTM to insure that any Child Care Center ultimate-

ly established at TMCC can be self-supporting.



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

Bride, carried without dissent.



29. Proposed Change in June Meeting Date



Chancellor Baepler reported that he and several of the

Presidents would be involved in a meeting of the Northwest

Association of Schools and Colleges on June 20, the date of

the next scheduled Board meeting, and requested that the

meeting be moved to Friday, June 27, to be continued on

Saturday, June 28, to allow for presentation of the Law

School Study.



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

carried without dissent.



30. Proposed Increase in Athletic Tickets



At the request of Regent Buchanan, the agenda included a

proposal that tickets for all athletic events be increased

by 25 cents, with proceeds of that increase to be dedicated

to the Marching Bands.



Mr. Buchanan stated that his reason for proposing this in-

crease is that the Legislature has previously turned down

the University's request for funding for the Marching Bands

and he was offering this method of providing a continuing

source of revenue from the people who will be attending

athletic events. He estimated that this increase would

provide 50 percent of the total band budgets required. Mr.

Buchanan suggested that, if approved, this increase not be

implemented until the 1981-82 season.



Mr. Mc Bride said he disagreed with this proposal, stating

that he did not believe the Board of Regents should involve

itself in setting ticket prices. He suggested that this

kind of action was entirely within the authority of the

Presidents and the Board should not be involved.



President Goodall stated that he and President Crowley have

conferred and are working closely on a legislative request

and suggested waiting until after the legislative session

before making a decision on this kind of fee increase.



Mr. Buchanan said he was not opposed to deferring this until

just prior to the time when ticket prices for 81-82 must be

established, and agreed to table until May 1981.



By consensus it was agreed that the matter would be tabled

and the Presidents would bring back a recommendation in May,

1981.



31. Vocational Education Data System (VEDS)



Chancellor Baepler presented a request from the Community

College Presidents for $6,744 from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Account to be used to implement an auto-

mated Vocational Education Data System (VEDS) to provide

reports required from HEW of all Community Colleges. The

UNS Computing Center has determined a cost of $21,944, of

which $10,000 will be provided through Federal funds, $5,200

will be State in-kind services, leaving a balance of $6,744

unfunded.



Dr. Baepler noted that presently the Campuses are required

to prepare these reports manually. The Computing Center has

approval for the Federal funds of $10,000 and can begin set-

ting up the system immediately upon receipt of the $6,744.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the request.



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

carried without dissent.



32. Recommendations for Award of Tenure



A. WNCC - President Davis recommends that Harry L.

Steinert, Director of Admissions/Registrar, WNCC, be

awarded tenure, effective July 1, 1980.



B. UNR - President Crowley recommended that Michael

O'Rear, Financial Aid, Student Services, UNR, be

awarded tenure, effective July 1, 1980.



C. TMCC - President Eardley recommended that Patricia

Hampton, Dental Assisting Instructor, TMCC, be awarded

tenure, effective July 1, 1980.



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

Bride, carried without dissent.



33. 1981-1985 UNS Capital Improvement Program Request



Chancellor Baepler noted the inclusion with the agenda of a

copy of the UNS Capital Improvement Program Request for

1981-1985, as amended by the Board's action at the March 28,

1980 meeting.



Mr. Mc Bride moved for reconsideration of the action taken

by the Board on March 28, 1980, related to the 1981-85

Capital Improvement Program Request. Motion for reconsid-

eration seconded by Mr. Ross, carried with Mrs. Fong and

Mr. Buchanan opposing.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the proposed 1981-85 Capital

Improvement Program Request as originally submitted to the

March 28, 1980 meeting, identified as Ref. F-2, with the

following amendment:



Projects 1 through 10 on the original list approved in

the order listed and submitted to the Public Works Board

and to the Legislature as the University's Capital

Improvement Program Request for 1981-85, that projects

11 through 21 be placed on an unranked second list, and

that a West Charleston facility be added as a third item

on that second list under the CCCC projects.



Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley, carried with Mr. Buchanan

opposing.



The amended Capital Improvement List, Projects 1 through 10,

is as follows:



Estimated

Priority Project Cost



1 DRI Southern Nevada Facility (a) $ 3,654,000

2 UNR Addition to Church Fine Arts,

Phase I (a) 2,700,000

3 UNLV Addition to Chemistry and

Life Sciences Building (a) 1,978,000

4 CCCC Renovation of Existing Instructional

Space 827,000

5 UNLV Campus Improvements (c) 2,034,000

6 WNCC Roads, Parking, Landscaping

Carson City and Fallon Campuses 344,000

7 UNR Campus Improvements, I 1,610,000

8 NNCC Campus Structure, Phase III 985,000

9 UNLV Physical Plant Building 5,919,000

10 UNR Addition to Church Fine Arts,

Phase II 5,365,000

$25,416,000



(a) Authorized in 1977, rescinded by the 1979

Legislature.



(b) Subject to adjustment pending State Public Works

Board's final estimates of cost.



(c) Includes modifications to John Wright Hall.



34. Report of Finance Committee



Mr. Mc Bride presented the following report of the Finance

Committee meeting of May 8, 1980:



(1) Presentation of Audit Program Expansion - In response

to an earlier request, representatives from Kafoury,

Armstrong, Turner, the University's independent audi-

tors, presented a proposal for expanding the audit

procedures of revenue producing activities of all UNS

institutions. Specifically, it was proposed that such

an expanded audit be conducted, the team performing the

consolidated financial statement audit and be closely

integrated. 6 areas were selected for initial review:



(a) Housing/Food Services

(b) Athletics

(c) Student Associations - ASUN/CSUN

(d) Bureau of Mines Sales

(e) Physical Plant/Motor Pool

(f) Theatre



Fee proposed for the expanded audit is $14,200.



Details of the proposed audit program expansion are

filed with permanent minutes of Finance Committee.



Following presentation and discussion of the proposal,

Mrs. Fong moved that the Committee recommend the KAT

proposal be accepted by the Board and that the cost

be funded from the Board of Regents Special Projects

Account. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent.



Although not a part of the proposal offered by KAT,

there was discussion concerning the University's ac-

counting system, with suggestions that there be a care-

ful look at the findings of the ADL study of the Com-

puting Center now under review by the Administration.



Mr. Mc Bride expressed concern about the deficiencies

in the accounting system and suggested that the Board

be requested to consider the appointment of a System-

wide committee (to be composed of the UNLV Controller,

the new Vice President for Business at UNR, the Senior

Staff Auditor and the Senior Budget Analyst in the

Chancellor's Office, and the Assistant Director for

Administrative Uses in the Computing Center), to

thoroughly review the University's financial account-

ing services.



(2) Proposed Work Program - A draft of the 1980-81 Work

Program was discussed, with Vice Chancellor Partridge

commenting on the procedure used in its development,

and reporting that there had been careful review of

the 1979 Legislative history and he was confident that

there was full compliance with Legislative intent.



After considerable discussion by the Committee, Mr.

Griffith moved that adoption of the Work Program be

recommended to the Board of Regents. Motion seconded

by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



(3) Request for Assistance in Correction of Salary Inequi-

ties - Chancellor Baepler reported that, as agreed at

the March 28 meeting, comparative data on regional Com-

munity Colleges was being collected and profiles of

faculty at Nevada's Community Colleges were being

developed.



Also, in response to the Board's request, President

Eaton presented a proposal for a salary study to be

undertaken at Nevada's Community Colleges.



It was agreed that Dr. Eaton's proposal would be used

as a guide, that a definition of "experience" would be

developed, and that the Chancellor would arrange the

necessary meetings of the Community College Presidents

and Senate Chairpersons to complete the proposed salary

study.



Mr. Mc Bride reported that subsequent to the Finance

Committee meeting, it had been agreed among the Offi-

cers that a meeting would be held in Reno on May 15 to

discuss this matter and that a report would be made to

the Board on June 27.



(4) Review of Biennial Budget Request for 1981-1983 - At

the request of Regent Mc Bride, the Officers discussed

alternatives to the tentative budget figures which had

been approved earlier; specifically, how they would

propose to accommodate to a reduction in the magnitude

of 10-20% or more, if necessary.



Following extensive discussion, it appeared to be the

consensus of those present that development of the

detailed budget should proceed in conformity with the

parameters adopted earlier, but with a backup position

of a 20-1 student faculty ratio, rather than a differ-

entiated staffing pattern, reflected in the parameters.



There was a discussion of an increase in student fees,

but no action was suggested by the Committee other than

general agreement among those present that this possi-

bility should be further explored as the time for the

1981 Legislative Session approaches.



(5) Report of UNS Professional Compensation Committee - Dr.

Paul Page, Chairman of UNS Professional Compensation

Committee, presented the following information concern-

ing the financial implications of the Committee recom-

mendations for 1981-83 (detailed memorandum filed with

permanent Committee minutes):



Shortfall - Funding of the shortfall would require an

appropriation of slightly less than $4.7 million.



1981-82 - The Committee's tripartite biennium recom-

mendation calls for:



1. An annual CPI adjustment which uses the Western

Regional All Urban CPI on a calendar year basis;



2. A maturation salary pool equal to one step for

each professional FTE; and



3. A merit, promotion, and equity adjustment pool

equal to one step for each professional FTE.



The % increase in State appropriations for salary

that would be required is:



CPI adjustment 11.9%

Matural salary adjustment pool 2.5%

Merit, promotion, and equity

adjustment pool 2.5%

16.9%



The total State appropriation necessary to provide a

16.9 % salary increase and for fringe benefits would

equal approximately $53.2 million for 1981-82. (A 1%

increase in compensation is approximately $407,000).

The CPI adjustment was calculated by using the 1979

Western Regional All Urban CPI on a calendar year

basis. The CPI adjustment using the 1980 Western

Regional All Urban CPI will be greater unless infla-

tion declines during the rest of the calendar year

1980.



1982-83



The % increase in State appropriations for salary

that would be required is:



CPI adjustment 9.2%

Maturation salary adjustment pool 2.5%

Merit, promotion, and equity

adjustment pool 2.5%

14.2%



The total State appropriation necessary to provide a

14.2 percent increase and for fringe benefits would be

approximately $60,750,000 for 1982-83. (A one percent

increase in compensation is approximately $532,000.)

The CPI adjustment was calculated using the official

estimate of the average increase in the CPI for 1981.



Biennial Compensation



1981-82 $ 53,200,000

1982-83 60,750,000

$113,950,000



An appropriation of nearly $114,000,000 would be an

increase in professional compensation of 44.3% from

the previous biennium.



If the Committee recommendation is calculated without

including the shortfall, $47,600,000 would be required

for 1981-82, $54,400,000 for 1982-83, or $102,000,000

for the biennium. This would be an increase of 29.2%.



There appeared to be consensus among the members of the

Finance Committee that consideration should be given by

the Compensation Committee to an ratification of its

recommendation; specifically, to withdraw the proposal

of a maturation salary pool of 2.5% and increase the

merit, promotion and equity adjustment pool to 3.5%,

with the CPI component to remain as a variable (re-

flecting the actual figure when known).



It was agreed that the Compensation Committee would present

its recommendation to the Board as part of the Finance

Committee's report, and the Officers would also make their

recommendation at that time.



Following presentation of the minutes of the Finance

Committee, Chancellor Baepler commented on the Work Program

for 1980-81, pointing out that the second year of any bien-

nium, such a work program is pretty well patterned after the

first year, and thus there are no substantial changes in the

1980-81 document. He further noted that Vice Chancellor

Partridge had examined the Work Program in an effort to

determine that it meets Legislative intent and had confirmed

that it does. Chancellor Baepler recommended adoption of

the Work Program as submitted.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the Work Program as present-

ed. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



Dr. Paul Page, Chairman of the System Compensation Commit-

tee, reported that subsequent to making a report and recom-

mendation to the Finance Committee the previous day, the

Committee had modified its recommendations as reflected in

the Finance Committee report and wished to recommend the

following to the Board of Regents:



(1) A separate request be submitted to the Legislature to

fund the shortfall, estimated at 11.7% or $4,700,000,

to be added to the salary base in January, 1981.



(2) A 1981-83 recommendation of an annual CPI adjustment

using the Western Regional All Urban CPI on a calendar

year basis, and a merit, promotion, and equity adjust-

ment pool equal to 3.5% for each professional FTE.



(3) The Administration be directed to seek repeal by the

Legislature of the 95% law now in effect.



Mr. Mc Bride moved that the System Compensation Committee

recommendation, as modified, be accepted and accommodated

into the 1981-83 Biennial Budget Request and that the re-

maining items on the Finance Committee report be approved.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley, carried without dissent.



35. Proposed Professional Salary Schedule for 1980-81



Chancellor Baepler reported that the UNS Professional

Compensation Committee has recommended that the 6% in-

crease in professional salaries appropriated by the 1979

Legislature for 1980-81 be distributed among incumbent

faculty in the following manner:



(1) That all incumbent faculty advance one step, or

equivalent, on the salary schedule;



(2) That each step and half-step on the current schedule

be increased by 4.%; and



(3) That .5% be used for merit, equity adjustments, and

promotion/lateral movements.



Chancellor Baepler noted that the amount necessary to ad-

vance all faculty by one step has been calculated at 2.5%.

Faculty at step 20 or step 20+ at each rank or range would

receive a dollar amount equal to the dollar amount of a step

for that rank or range.



Based on the foregoing, 1980-81 Rank and Salary Schedules

were prepared and were included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. J and filed with permanent minutes).



The Officers recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Dave Seibert read the following

statement for the record:



Mr. Chairman, my fellow Faculty Senate Chairpersons have

authorized me to read into the record the following

brief statement that comes from the UNR Faculty Senate

as reflecting all of the sentiments of the Senate Chair-

men present.



While acknowledging the efforts of good faith of all

parties in negotiating a 1980-81 salary increase from

the 6% approved by the Legislature, the UNR Faculty

Senate wishes to reflect frustration and futility ex-

pressed by members of the System and Senate Salary

Committees. This statement, unanimously approved on

May 1, 1980, was "in view of the serious ramifactions

for higher education in the State of Nevada, the UNR

Faculty Senate expresses its dismay at the further

loss of real income imposed on the faculty by the

inadequacy of money allocated to the University of

Nevada System."



Motion carried without dissent.



36. Storage of Low Level Waste



Chancellor Baepler requested that the proposal for construc-

tion, from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund, of

facilities at UNR and UNLV for storage of low-level radio-

active waste be deferred until a subsequent meeting.



Mr. Buchanan moved to table. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

Bride, carried without dissent.



37. Request for Funds to Acquire Computerized Records System



Chancellor Baepler presented a request from President

Crowley and President Goodall for an allocation of up to

$70,000 from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

to be used for the acquisition of a computerized records

system for the two Alumni and Development Offices. He noted

that the system would be acquired through competitive bid-

ding, would be operated out of the Computer Center, and

would offer a computerized records program to all System

institutions. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval.



Mr. Buchanan objected to the use of Board of Regents Special

Projects Funds to underwrite this project, and asked how it

was proposed to fund the ongoing costs once the equipment

was acquired.



President Crowley explained that the work of putting the

records into the system, once it was acquired, would be done

by the staffs of the two Alumni Offices. He suggested that

the improvement in records which will be possible with this

equipment will increase the ability of these two offices to

raise funds.



President Goodall agreed, suggesting that the University

System is going to have to utilize every resource available

to increase its ability to raise money, adding that, in his

opinion, the best expenditure of money is that which enables

an organization to raise more money.



Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried with Mr. Buchanan

opposing.



38. Proposed Revision to Policy Controlling Investment of

Surplus Operating Capital



Chancellor Baepler reported that the Intercollegiate

Athletics Committee, appointed by the Board to review and

develop recommendations concerning the accountability and

budgeting for revenue and expenditures of Intercollegiate

Athletic Program funds, has recommended an amendment to

existing Board policy to provide that interest earned from

the temporary investment of nonappropriated funds received

by the two Intercollegiate Athletic Programs be credited

back to the ICA accounts.



Chancellor Baepler and the Presidents concurred in this

recommendation, to become effective immediately.



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

carried without dissent.



39. Proposed Code Revision Concerning Economic Security

Provisions for Unranked, Nonteaching Professional

Employees



Chancellor Baepler requested that this proposed Code

revision be further deferred until the June meeting.



40. Report and Recommendation on Campus Police



Chancellor Baepler recalled that in June, 1979 Chairman

Cashell had asked for a report and recommendation on the

various Campus Police organizations and the handling of se-

curity on the Campuses. This matter was further discussed

in September, 1979 and it was agreed that the Chancellor

would, in cooperation with the Campus Presidents, prepare

a report for consideration at a subsequent meeting.



Chancellor Baepler reported that each institution has ex-

amined its security procedures and it is believed that the

present systems are adequate and no action is requested.



41. Host Funds



Chancellor Baepler recommended that the following host funds

be established for 1980-81 at the levels indicated, to be

funded from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account:



UNLV Host Fund $4,000

UNR Host Fund 4,000

DRI Host Fund 4,000

TMCC Host Fund 2,000

CCCC Host Fund 2,000

WNCC Host Fund 2,000

NNCC Host Fund 2,000

Unit Host Fund 3,000

UNR School of Medicine 2,500



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

Bride, carried without dissent.



42. Report of AACJC Meeting



Regent Mc Bride suggested that, in the interest of time,

that he send each Regent a copy of his comments and obser-

vations of the recent AACJC Conference in San Francisco.



43. Report of AGB 1980 National Conference on Trusteeship



Regent Fong distributed a memorandum containing her com-

ments and observations on the 1980 National Conference on

Trusteeship (report filed with permanent minutes). Mrs.

Whitley commented briefly on her reaction to several of

the Workshops in which she participated.



44. Appointment of Graduate Dean, UNLV



President Goodall recommended the appointment of Dr. James

F. Adams as Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of

Educational Psychology, effective July 1, 1980, at an annual

salary of $41,327. A copy of Dr. Adams' vita was distribut-

ed and is filed with the permanent minutes.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Mr. Ross requested that the record reflect the Board's

appreciation for Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough's service as Acting

Dean and for his effective handling of a difficult task.



45. Recommendation for Award of Sabbatical Leave



President Goodall recalled that when Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough

accepted the appointment of Acting Dean of the Graduate

College, he was called back from a sabbatical leave. He

also recalled that Professor Sciullo had been awarded a

sabbatical leave for the current academic year but had died

before he commenced the leave, thus leaving a vacant sab-

batical leave.



Dr. Goodall recommended that the sabbatical leave, vacated

by the death of Dr. Sciullo, be awarded to Dr. Joseph Mc

Cullough. He stated that it had been pointed out to him by

the UNLV Senate Chairman that this had not gone through the

normal Senate review process. However, although he wanted

to assure the Senate that the people on the alternate list

will be treated fairly, Dr. Goodall stated that because of

the deadline faced by Dr. Mc Cullough, who has been awarded

a Fulbright Fellowship in Finland, he recommended that the

sabbatical leave be awarded at this time.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



46. Proposed Acquisition of Commercial Space in Las Vegas



Mr. Mc Bride suggested that the Chancellor's Office look

into the cost and feasibility of renting commercial office

space in Las Vegas to provide office accommodations for

the Regents who reside in southern Nevada.



Chancellor Baepler explained further, suggesting that this

would provide an office and a staff member in Las Vegas, a

person who could handle all of the Regents correspondence,

their travel arrangements, and could maintain the necessary

contact with Regents.



Mrs. Fong questioned the necessity for incurring the expense

of renting commercial space, suggesting that such space be

provided on one of the University's Campuses.



Mr. Buchanan suggested that the office space be provided and

that it be staffed by dividing the position of Secretary of

the Board into two half-time positions, one to be located in

Reno and one to be located in Las Vegas.



Mr. Mc Bride suggested that these were two separate issues

and that he was asking only for someone to look into the

availability of space and its cost. He objected to consid-

ering the splitting of the Board Secretary's position until

after a study of System Administration is completed.



Mr. Buchanan moved that the position be divided 1/2 FTE in

Las Vegas and 1/2 FTE in Reno. Motion died for lack of a

second.



It was agreed that the question of commercial space in Las

Vegas would be explored and a report made to the Board.



47. Proposal for Study of System Administration and Office of

the Chancellor



Chairman Cashell recommended that, in view of the Chancel-

lor's announced resignation, to become effective June 30,

1981, the Board of Regents engage the firm of Cresap, Mc

Cormick and Paget, Inc., to conduct a study of System

Administration, with the following objectives:



(1) To analyze and make recommendations to the Board of

Regents concerning the role of the Office of the

Chancellor:



(a) Support it should provide to the Board of Regents;

(b) Oversight it should exercise of the institutions

of the University of Nevada System;

(c) The support services it should provide to those

same institutions; and

(d) The public information responsibilities it should

fulfill on behalf of the University of Nevada

System as a whole.



(2) To develop a set of specifications for candidates for

the position.



The scope of the study would be to provide detailed recom-

mendations with relation to the objectives, and conclusions

with regard to the Office of the Chancellor and the rela-

tionship it should maintain with the Board of Regents and

the member institutions of UNS. Further, to provide con-

ceptual (rather than detailed) recommendations with regard

to (a) the impact or effect of what is recommended; and (b)

any changes necessary in the key management process.



In depth interviews would be conducted with all Regents,

with the Chancellor, with key individuals in the Office of

the Chancellor (with those individuals being identified as

those responsible for a function which provides service to

member institutions), and with Presidents of each of the UNS

member institutions and key subordinates of those Officers.



The proposed period of the study would be three months, from

mid-June to mid-September. Cost of the study would be

$35,000.



Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong.



In response to a question from Mr. Ross, Mr. Cashell ex-

plained that his purpose in recommending this study was to

determine what type of System Administrative organization

the University needed, whether the Chancellor's Office ought

to be restructured or should remain with its present organ-

izational pattern, and whether certain processes ought to

be modified or eliminated.



Mr. Buchanan stated that he saw nothing wrong with the way

the Office of the Chancellor is now organized, that there

was nothing wrong with the way it was presently working, and

he did not believe that $35,000 was warranted. Mr. Buchanan

further stated that he had understood from some of the com-

ments made by the Chairman at the time the Chancellor's res-

ignation was announced, that perhaps there was some question

of whether or not the Chancellor's Office was actually need-

ed, adding that in his opinion there had never been any

problem with the Chancellor's Office and he didn't believe

there was any reason for a change.



Mr. Cashell stated that he believed that with a pending

change in leadership, it was an appropriate time to look

at the organizational structure.



Mr. Ross expressed concern that such a study might produce

a recommendation that the Board would not feel it could sup-

port but could be used by the Legislature; suggesting that

such a situation could occur if the study recommended that

the Chancellor's Office be abolished, and the Legislature

agreed and refused to fund the operation. He suggested

that perhaps an in-house study be done first, with the pres-

ent Chancellor offering his recommendations and perhaps even

asking former Chancellor Humphrey for his recommendations.



Motion carried by the following roll call vote:



No - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong

Yes - Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride,

Mrs. Whitley, Mr. Cashell

Abstaining - Mr. Ross

Mr. Karamanos not present



Mr. Buchanan again expressed his objections, stating that

commissioning such a study would commit the Board to abide

by its conclusions and recommendations.



48. Report of Committee Appointments



Chairman Cashell reported the following committee assign-

ments:



A. Regents' Ad Hoc Committee, authorized by the Board of

Regents at the March 28, 1980 meeting, to "develop, in

consultation with the Chancellor and the Presidents, a

procedure for Officer assessment/evaluation, based upon

mutually acceptable management objectives."



Mrs. Lilly Fong, Chairman

Dr. Louis E. Lombardi

Mr. John Tom Ross



B. Code Revision Committee, authorized by the Board of

Regents at the March 28, 1980 meeting, "to proceed

immediately with necessary revisions to the University

of Nevada System Code, to update that document and to

more clearly define the responsibilities and authority

of the Regents and Officers, and the prerogatives of

faculty."



Chancellor Donald H. Baepler, Chairman

Regent James L. Buchanan, II

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President James Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI

William Christopher, CCCC

David Emerson, NNCC

Mary Sue Ferrell, WNCC

Jerald Frandsen, TMCC

Joy Leland, DRI

James Richardson, UNR

Bonnie Smotony, Unit

Mary Jane Van Vactor, UNLV



C. Committee to Review Financial Accounting Services, as

recommended by the Finance Committee and approved by the

Board of Regents on May 9, 1980, "to thoroughly review

the University's financial accounting services."



Harold Scott, UNLV Controller, Chairman

Kathy Kossick, Senior Staff Auditor, Chancellor's

Office

Linda Battersea, Senior Budget Analyst, Chancellor's

Office

Marv Baker, Assistant Director, Administrative Uses,

Computing Center

Mike O'Carroll, KAT, Consultant



Chairman Cashell asked that the committees make monthly

reports to the Board concerning their progress.



49. Mrs. Whitley spoke about an article in the May 1, 1980 issue

of the Yell, headlined "Blacks Point to Discrimination," ex-

pressing a great deal of concern. She quoted the following

from the article: "...One of the problems is that there

seems to be a desire for some white faculty to encourage

white students to not take classes from black faculty." and

"...I have also been told by some minority faculty that some

white faculty who have been seen talking to them are penal-

ized for associating with minority faculty."



President Goodall noted that he and Mrs. Whitley had dis-

cussed this article earlier and he, too, was concerned and

the matter would be looked into and a specific response to

the charges contained in the article would be discussed with

the Board at a subsequent meeting.



It was agreed that Mrs. Whitley and Mrs. Fong would be added

to the mailing lists to receive communications and reports

from the various Minority Affairs Committees.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Mr. Ross, the Board conven-

ed into personnel session to discuss recommendations concerning

salary and perquisites for officers and selected staff. Upon

reconvening into open session, the remaining items on the agenda

were discussed.



50. Salary and Perquisites Requiring Board Approval



Upon motion by Mr. Buchanan, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the

following salaries and perquisites were established for

1980-81:



SALARIES



1979-80 1980-81

Incumbent Salary Salary % Increase





D. H. Baepler $47,500 $47,500 0*

W. J. Berg $40,500 $42,930 6.0

J. N. Crowley $47,500 $47,500 0*

J. Davis $43,000 $45,580 6.0

J. V. Eardley $43,000 $45,580 6.0

J. Eaton $43,000 $45,580 6.0

L. P. Goodall $47,500 $47,500 0*

C. J. Murino $47,500 $47,500 0*

*Maximum allowed by statute.



UNIT



N. H. Anderson $40,535 $42,987 6.0

R. P. Laxalt $38,141 $40,497 6.2

L. D. Lessly $36,944 $40,252 9.0

K. W. Partridge $34,949 $37,177 6.4

B. M. Smotony $25,142 $26,800 6.6





UNLV



B. Dixon $42,998 $45,550 5.9

H. Westfall $42,998 $45,550 5.9

R. Glennen $42,998 $45,550 5.9

M. A. Michel $39,737 $42,157 6.1

G. Hardbeck $41,333 $44,232 7.0

J. Vallen $39,737 $42,572 7.1

R. Smith $41,333 $43,817 6.0

A. Negratti $37,000 $39,667 7.2

J. Kitchen $28,618 $30,408 6.3

J. Unrue $38,943 $42,157 8.3

R. Kunkel $40,136 $42,572 6.1



DRI



M. Dawson $40,500 $43,500 7.4

W. Kocmond $46,000 $47,500* 3.3

P. Krenkel $46,000 $47,500* 3.3

F. Laliberte $18,300 $19,900 8.7

C. Stojanoff $40,000 $45,000 12.5

F. Winterberg $36,600 $38,800 6.0

*Maximum allowed by statute.



CCCC



Dale A. Johnson $27,231 $27,434*

*Salary adjusted to place on step.



NNCC



S. Aiazzi $21,995 $23,566 7.2

J. Karr $23,665 $25,306 6.9

C. Greenhaw $27,005 $28,786 6.6

W. Davies $25,335 $27,046 6.8



TMCC



P. Miltenberger $30,967 $32,939 6.4

D. Wilkens $36,720 $38,923 6.0

J. Caserta $30,967 $33,673 8.7

G. Hillygus $30,614 $32,939 7.6

B. Munson $30,967 $32,939 6.4



WNCC



M. Berasain $28,849 $30,737 6.5

R. Martin $25,001 $26,698 6.8

G. Tavernia $30,614 $32,572 6.4



UNR



D. Bohmont $43,535 $46,106 5.9

R. Hughs $43,207 $45,765 5.9

E. Cain $43,535 $46,106 5.9

C. Breese $42,120 $44,635 6.0

D. Downer $34,949 $37,592 7.6

A. Baker, III $42,120 $44,635 6.0

Paul Page $36,984 $39,534 6.9

J. Nellor $43,122 $45,677 5.9

H. Morehouse $37,742 $40,082 6.2

J. Shirley $39,737 $42,157 6.1

R. Barnes $36,146 $38,422 6.3

S. Gamble $21,258 $23,249 9.4

K. D. Jessup $37,742 $40,497 7.3

H. J. Wolf $32,555 $34,687 6.5

F. P. Mc Creary $33,035 $35,140 6.2

J. T. Nault $19,454 $20,896 7.4

E. Mazzaferri $71,212 $74,890 5.2

R. Dankworth $41,721 $45,050 8.0

R. Trachok $36,545 $38,837 6.3

D. Tone $28,496 $30,369 6.6





UNR



W. Shepperson $38,609 $40,912 6.0

M. Horn $36,022 $38,931 8.1

A. Thompson, M. D. $47,475 $50,938 7.3

R. S. Mc Clintock $41,333 $44,231 7.0





PERQUISITES



To be paid from Board of Regents Special Projects Account,

unless otherwise indicated.



(1) Existing automobile and housing allowances for Chancel-

lor and Presidents increased by $100 per month.



(2) Existing automobile allowances for Vice Chancellor

Lessly and System Endowment Officer Rivera increased

by $100 per month.



(3) Existing automobile allowance for Vice President Dawson

increased by $50 per month, to be paid from DRI

Operating funds.



(4) Automobile allowances at a level of $250 per month

(one-half of normal allowance) established for Vice

Chancellor Partridge and Board Secretary Smotony.



51. Resignation of Chancellor Baepler



Mr. Buchanan moved that Chancellor Baepler's resignation,

effective June 30, 1981, be accepted with regret and that a

committee be established to begin a search for a successor

by September, 1980. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried

without dissent.



52. New Business



Mr. Mc Bride requested that the June 27 agenda include con-

sideration of the student fee structure proposal by Presi-

dents Goodall and Crowley.



53. Award of Tenure



Chairman Cashell noted that Dr. Eaton was the only institu-

tional President without tenure and proposed that she be

considered for tenure, effective immediately.



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

carried with Mr. Ross opposing.



The meeting adjourned at 5:40 P.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board

05-09-1980