05/10/1974

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 10-11, 1974








05-10-1974

Pages 85-107

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 10, 1974



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

building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Rev. Joseph Kohn

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mrs. Nedra Joyce



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

Acting President James T. Anderson

President Donald H. Baepler

President Charles R. Donnelly

President John M. Ward

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Mr. Thomas Bell, Associate Counsel

Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

Mr. Harry Wood, UNS

Mr. Edward Olsen, UNS

Professor Jo Deen Flack, UNR

Dr. Pat Greuder, UNLV

Mr. Bill Bonaudi, WNCC

Mr. Robert Pinneo, UNS

Dr. Harold Klieforth, DRI

Dr. Kenneth Searles, CCCC

Mr. Tom Mayer/Mr. Terry Reynolds, ASUN

Mr. Dan Wade/Mr. Val Buhecker, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 9:50 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of March 29-30, 1974

were submitted for approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



The gifts and grants as received by the Divisions and re-

ported by the Presidents were recommended for acceptance

(report of gifts identified as Ref. 2 and filed in permanent

minutes).



3. Proposed Change in Program Title



President Baepler recalled that in March the Board had re-

viewed a request from UNLV that the Medical Records Program

in the College of Allied Health Professions be retitled

"Medical Assistants Program". Action was deferred to permit

further review of this request by the College.



President Baepler renewed his recommendation that the title

of the program be changed to "Medical Assistance Program",

noting that this terminology conforms to national practice

and to the recommendation from the profession which ulti-

mately employs the graduate. Additional rationale was

presented with the agenda (identified as Ref. 3 and filed

with permanent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



4. Bid Opening, Campus Improvements



President Baepler reported that bids were opened May 7 by

the State Public Works Board for remodeling of Frazier Hall

and Grant Hall and for an addition to the Physical Plant

building. Bids were as follows:



George C. Brookman Construction Company

Base Bid $ 79,888

Alternate A-1 8,500

Total $ 88,388



Empire Construction Company

Base Bid $ 84,479

Alternate A-1 9,539

Total $ 94,018



Butler Enterprises, Inc.

Base Bid $ 89,280

Alternate A-1 13,587

Total $102,867



A. R. Lermusiaux, General Contractor

Base Bid $ 93,498

Alternate A-1 10,000

Total $103,498



Grove, Inc.

Base Bid $108,000

Alternate A-1 11,764

Total $119,764



President Baepler reported that there will be a credit of

$1090 for deletion of overhangs on the west end of the

building, resulting from an error in the drawings. Also,

there will be a credit of $170 to change the type of in-

sulation. He recommended that a contract for $87,128 be

awarded to George C. Brookman Construction Company. Funds

are available from the Higher Education Capital Construc-

tion Fund. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson,

carried without dissent.



5. Revisions to Estimative Budgets



President Baepler requested approval of the following re-

visions to estimative budgets for 1973-74:



A. The Athletic Department has requested a revision to the

Intercollegiate Athletics account and the Football ac-

count as a result of an increase in projected revenue,

as follows:



Intercollegiate Athletics



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ $ $

Student Fees 32,000 32,000

Sales & Service 166,943 14,000 180,943

Total Revenue $198,943 $14,000 $212,943



Expenditures

Salaries

Professional $ 8,000 $ $ 8,000

Classified 20,563 20,563

Wages 2,000 2,000

Operating 147,486 14,000 161,486

Fringe Benefits 3,394 3,394

Out-of-State Travel 15,000 15,000

Ending Fund Balance 2,500 2,500

Total Expenditures $198,943 $14,000 $212,943



Football



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 500 $ $ 500

Student Fees 36,200 36,200

Sales & Service 130,656 19,000 149,656

Total Revenue $167,365 $19,000 $186,356



Expenditures

Operating $152,756 $19,000 $171,756

Out-of State-Travel 14,600 14,600

Total Expenditures $167,356 $19,000 $186,346



B. Continuing Education's Department of Conferences and

Institutes and Off-Campus is requesting a revision to

the estimative budget as a result of additional funds

received from unanticipated student fees, as follows:



Continuing Education and Summer Session



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 35,340 $ $ 35,340

Student Fees 287,000 67,500 354,500

Sales & Service 20,000 20,000

Total Revenue $342,340 $67,500 $409,840



Expenditures

Salaries

Professional $135,000 $10,000 $145,000

Classified 16,550 16,550

Wages 3,000 2,500 5,500

Operating 133,300 55,000 188,300

Fringe Benefits 12,850 12,850

Out-of-State Travel 700 700

Ending Fund Balance 40,940 40,940

Total Expenditures $342,340 $67,500 $409,840



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



6. Approval of Fund Transfers



President Baepler requested approval of the following

transfers of funds:



74-112 $500 from the Contingency Reserve to Dean's Office,

College of Education, to provide funds for the

purchase of equipment for the Reading Center,

Learning Resources Center and other office equip-

ment.



74-116 $1800 from the Contingency Reserve to Mathematics

to provide funds for wages for the experimental

tutoring program in introductory math classes and

to meet high enrollment in the new remedial course.



74-118 $4000 from the Contingency Reserve to Library to

provide additional operating funds for the re-

mainder of the fiscal year.



74-119 $1000 from the Contingency Reserve to History to

provide additional funds in wages and operating

for the balance of the fiscal year.



74-124 $12,033 from the Contingency Reserve to Presi-

dent's Office to provide salary funds for President

Baepler (previously budgeted salary transferred

to Contingency Reserve).



74-127 $500 from the Contingency Reserve to Art Depart-

ment to provide additional operating funds for

the remainder of the fiscal year.



74-128 $1600 from the Contingency Reserve to Psychology

to provide additional funds for the purchase of

a mini-computer system ($24,000 previously trans-

ferred).



74-131 $2500 from the Contingency Reserve to Extended Day

Supplement to provide additional funds for part-

time instructors needed for the remainder of the

fiscal year.



74-133 $1489 from the Contingency Reserve to History to

provide funds to cover classified salary increase

effective January 1, 1974.



74-134 $725 from the Contingency Reserve to Psychology

to provide funds to cover classified salary in-

crease effective January 1, 1974.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Proposed Center for Business and Economic Research



President Baepler recalled that in December, 1973 the Board

considered a request from the College of Business and Eco-

nomics for the establishment of a Bureau of Business and

Economic Research at UNLV. The Nevada Development Author-

ity, a private organization, had pledged assistance in

raising initial funding. The first year budget was esti-

mated at $81,000. President Baepler noted that he had

supported the proposal, provided that no UNLV operating

monies were utilized by the Bureau during the 1973-75

fiscal years, adding that he would recommended high pri-

ority for its inclusion in the 1975-77 budget request as

a UNLV Statewide program.



President Baepler further recalled that the Board had

authorized the College to proceed with the planning of

this Bureau and the fund raising but had directed that a

more detailed plan be presented before the Bureau was ac-

tually established and a Director employed. That planning

was to include a review of the existing UNR Bureau of

Business and Economic Research to avoid any duplication of

activities.



President Baepler presented a revised proposal (identified

as Ref. 7 and filed with permanent minutes) and requested

approval of the establishment of the Bureau, noting that

it was his intention to include a request for funding for

the Bureau in the 1975-77 budget.



Statements in support of the proposal were presented by

General Zack Taylor, Nevada Development Authority, and

Dean George Hardbeck, College of Business and Economics.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



8. Parking and Traffic Regulations, UNLV



President Baepler presented an amended copy of the Parking

and Traffic Regulations for UNLV, reflecting revisions to

the regulations proposed by the UNLV Traffic and Parking

Board, endorsed by the President. (Amendment identified

as Ref. 8 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval, effective Fall semester,

1974.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson,

carried without dissent.



Mr. Buchanan entered the meeting.



9. Cooperative Doctorate in Education, UNR and UNLV



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in March the Board re-

viewed a proposal by UNR and UNLV for a cooperative Ed. D.

Program. The proposal, prepared by the faculties of the

two Colleges of Education, was distributed with the agenda

in March (on file in the Chancellor's Office).



Following discussion, Acting President Anderson, President

Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



Miss Thompson moved that acceptance date for first students

into the program be set for January, 1975. Motion seconded

by Rev. Kohn, carried without dissent.



10. Proposed Program in Respiratory Therapy



President Donnelly submitted a proposal for a program in

Respiratory Therapy to be offered by Western Nevada Com-

munity College, effective Fall, 1974. The proposal was

included with the agenda and is on file in the Chancellor's

Office. Dr. Donnelly noted that the program is designed

to provide trained personnel in the Health Science area

of respiratory diagnosis and treatment. A Certificate of

Achievement and an Associate of Applied Science Degree will

be offered in the program. He further noted that employ-

ment potential for students completing the program appears

to be good. He proposed that the program be initiated at

WNCC with funding for the initial year to be accommodated

in the work program for 1974-75. The program will be

evaluated by an advisory committee composed of local hos-

pital personnel, therapists and medical doctors.



President Donnelly stated that the projected program en-

rollment is for 20 students in the first year with 30

students in the fifth year. Projected FTE faculty is

two for the first year and five by the fifth year. Area

hospitals have agreed to make the necessary clinical

equipment of their facilities available for students in

the program.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of this program

for WNCC only, with the understanding that should CCD wish

to offer the program at NNCC or CCCC additional review will

be required.



In conformity with the Board's policy concerning the addi-

tion of new programs, this will be submitted for action at

the June meeting.



11. Proposed Changes in Fees, CCD



President Donnelly recommended the following changes in

student fees at CCD, effective Fall, 1974:



Present Proposed

Fall Time Students

Student Association Fee $10 per semester .50 per credit*



Summer Session Students

Student Association Fee .50 per credit*



Auditors

Capital Improvement Fee 2.00 per credit

Student Association Fee .50 per credit*



Other Fees

Application Fee $5

Late Registration Fee $5 per day

Diploma Fee 10.00

Laboratory Fee 5.00 per course

where applicable



* Fee will not be accessed students enrolled in community

service courses or courses in extension centers.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



12. Request for Change in Signature Authority, CCD



President Donnelly requested that signature authority for

the CCCC Petty Cash Account be approved for Dr. R. Stephen

Nicholson, Executive Vice President, Mr. James Freeborn,

Dean of Administration, and Mrs. Josephine Durham, Director

of Accounting Services, and removing Dean John Rosich from

the existing authority. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



13. Amendment to NNCC Associated Student Body Constitution



President Donnelly presented, with his endorsement, a re-

quest by the Associated Students at NNCC that their Consti-

tution be amended to provide that election of officers shall

be held on the first Friday in December of each year, in-

stead of the first Friday in May. This amendment occurs in

Article III, Section 2.(a). Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



Mr. Bell entered the meeting at 11:15 A.M.



14. CCCC Student Constitution



President Donnelly presented, with his endorsement, a copy

of Clark County Community College's Student Constitution,

as proposed by the students and faculty of CCCC. He noted

that the document has been reviewed and approved by Uni-

versity Counsel.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the Constitution

as presented, noting the revision inserted in Article VI,

Sec. 1.C.1.



Dr. Anderson moved approval with the understanding that the

document would be amended to reflect the terms of office

for the Associated Student Officers. Motion seconded by

Rev. Kohn, carried without dissent.



15. Proposed Lease Agreements, CCD



A. President Donnelly requested authorization to enter

into a lease with the City of Henderson for a portion

of the Civic Center building (Rooms 31, 32, 33), located

on Lead Street, Henderson, for a period of one year,

starting February 6, 1973 and ending February 5, 1974,

with an option to renew for an additional year. The

rental is $1200, payable annually. The facilities are

used as classroom space by CCCC and President Donnelly

noted that it is intended that the facilities will con-

tinue to be used for the year beginning February, 1974.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that

the lease agreement has been reviewed and approved by

University Counsel.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



B. President Donnelly requested authorization to enter

into a lease with the First Presbyterian Church, Carson

City, for a building at 110 North Nevada Street, Carson

City, for a 10 month period (August 15, 1973 to June

30, 1974), for a monthly rental of $200. The space was

utilized for the LPN Program offered by WNCC.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that

the lease agreement has been reviewed and approved by

University Counsel.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



16. Approval of Fund Transfers



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

transfers of funds from the Contingency Reserve, Clark

County Community College:



951 $25,000 to Library for purchase of books.



952 $25,000 to Buildings and Grounds for operating ex-

penses.



953 $16,000 to Operating for normal operating expendi-

tures.



954 $165,000 to Occupational Instruction operating for

equipment; $71,835 will be spent for movable equip-

ment for the 5 laboratories included in Phase I of

the new building. The remaining $93,165 will be

spent for a closed circuit TV system with distribu-

tion to 12 classrooms.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



17. Desert Biology Laboratory, Boulder City



Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI Business Manager, reported that bids

for construction of the Desert Biology Laboratory were

scheduled to be opened May 7, 1974, but have been delayed

until Monday, May 13. He requested that the Board agree

to review and act upon the bids by mail ballot so that a

contract can be awarded by the deadline of June 1. Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



18. Heating and Air Conditioning, Fleischmann Atmospherium-

Planetarium



Mr. Dawson reported that bids were opened May 7, 1974 for

air conditioning and heating of the Fleischmann Atmospheri-

um-Planetarium. Bids were as follows:



Barkman Plumbing and Heating $39,105

Clark Bros. Plumbing and Heating 43,587

J. W. Mc Clenahan 36,275

Savage & Son, Inc. 35,939



Mr. Dawson noted that the total cost for the project will

be shared by UNR and DRI, with UNR contributing $8500 to

convert the heating system from an electrical to a gas

fired system. The balance of the cost will be provided

from the Atmospherium-Planetarium Contingency Reserve

($22,000) and from operating funds in the Atmospherium-

Planetarium ($5,439). Mr. Dawson and President Ward

requested award of the contract to Barkman Plumbing and

Heating for $39,104. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



19. Approval of Fund Transfer, DRI



President Ward requested approval of the following transfer

of funds:



3059 $5000 from the Contingency Reserve to Charles and

Henriette Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium oper-

ating account to cover miscellaneous operating costs

not originally anticipated (e. g., billboard signs,

permanent signs in front of building, etc.).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



20. Change in Signature Authority, DRI



President Ward requested that Stephanie A. Siri and Edythe

L. Anderson be added as authorized signatures to the DRI

Petty Cash Revolving Fund at the North Virginia Branch of

Nevada National Bank, and that Carol A. Mengel be removed.

The other authorized signature on this account is Mark H.

Dawson. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. Consortium of Arid Lands Institutions



President Ward requested approval for the Desert Research

Institute to participate in a consortium of 4 Universities

dealing with arid land problems. A copy of the proposed

constitution was included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 20 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that the

participation of DRI in this consortium would not preclude

other Divisions' participation in a consortium for the same

purpose with different institutions.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



President Baepler introduced the new CSUN President for 1974-75,

Mr. Val Buhecker.



22. Student Association Finances



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the discussion of this matter

and the actions taken previously by the Board, noting that

since October, 1973 discussions have been held between

student body officers, Campus Administration and the

Chancellor's Office concerning the administration of the

student association funds. He noted that in March, the

Board had considered his recommendation in this regard,

and had received statements from ASUN officers, with the

understanding that further discussion would be held at the

May meeting.



Chancellor Humphrey restated his recommendation as follows:



Effective July 1, 1974 student association funds be placed

in the current funds-unrestricted group and administered

as are other funds included in this group, with the follow-

ing points observed:



A. The constitution of each student association will guide

budget development and execution and no constitutional

provision shall conflict with Board of Regents policy

and generally accepted accounting principles for Col-

leges and Universities. (The objective of these princi-

ples is to meet public trust obligations for steward-

ship and accountability, necessitating a system of ac-

counts and reports which will insure full disclosure

of the results of operations and financial position of

the funds.)



B. Established procedures for all purchasing, encumbrances

of funds, payroll, cash receipts and gifts, as stated

in the Divisions's administrative manual, shall be fol-

lowed, except as noted below.



C. A Division President may delegate to a full-time profes-

sional business manager employed by a student associa-

tion, all or part of the responsibilities and authority

delegated to a Division controller or purchasing direc-

tor for other University funds. If such delegation is

made, (1) the associated students' business manager will

be guided by the same generally accepted accounting

principles for Colleges and Universities as are Divi-

sion controllers, and (2) an independent public account-

ing firm will audit the association's books annually and

publish a certified statement which shall be a public

document.



D. Gifts shall not be accepted by a student association

until approved by the Board of Regents.



E. The contracting authority for student associations shall

be the Division Presidents, provided, however, that the

President of CCD may further delegate this responsibil-

ity to a Campus Executive Vice President. Contracting

authority shall not be used as a device for censorship

nor to control development of student body policy;

rather, the intent is to assure the legality and fiscal

responsibility of student body transactions. If the

contracting authority refuses to execute the contract

within 5 working days, he shall state his reasons in

writing and return the contract to the President of

the student body organization. The President of the

student body organization may appeal this decision to

the Board of Regents at its next regular meeting.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that he renewed his recommenda-

tion, adding, however, that after discussion with Mr. Mayer,

ASUN President, he wished to propose that authority for

agreements between a student association and a student for

the granting of a student association scholarship, or for

the lease by a student of equipment owned by the student

association, be delegated to the student association Presi-

dent.



A statement in opposition to the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion, specifically that part contained in paragraph E, was

made by Tom Mayer, ASUN President.



Mr. Morris suggested a substitute for paragraph E which he

stated he believed would be more acceptable to the student

organizations, as follows:



The Division President shall assure the legality of

student body transactions and has the authority to

stop the execution of a contract for legal reasons.

This authority shall not be used as a device for cen-

sorship nor to control development of student body

policy; rather, the intent is to assure the legality

of student body transactions. If the execution of a

student body contract is stopped by the Division

President for legal reasons, he shall state his reasons

in writing within 5 working days and return the con-

tract to the President of the student body organiza-

tion. The President of the student body organization

may appeal this decision to the Board of Regents at

its next regular meeting.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:15 P.M.



23. Proposed Master's Degree with a Major in Speech Communica-

tions or Theatre, UNR



President Anderson recalled that in March the Board had

reviewed a Phase II proposal for a Master's Degree in

Speech Communications or Theatre to be offered by the

Department of Speech and Theatre.



Additional statements in support of the proposal were made

by Professor James Owen, Chairman of Speech and Drama, and

Professor Bob Dillard, Director of Theatre. Dr. Owen dis-

cussed the projected student enrollment for both majors,

stating that the Department was prepared to recommend the

programs be discontinued if there was not sufficient in-

terest after a 3 year period.



President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval of the program to be initiated at UNR, Fall semester,

1974.



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

carried without dissent.



24. Master Plan, WNCC and DRI



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, Mr. Hewitt Wells, Project

Architect, and Mr. Dale Sprankel, Master Planner from the

firm of Ernest Kump, Associates, presented the master plan

for the 467 acre site in north Reno to be shared by the

Desert Research Institute and Phase II of WNCC. Detailed

requirements for the ultimate development were included

with the agenda (identified as Ref. 31 and filed with

permament minutes). President Ward, President Donnelly and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 22, Student Association Finances.



Mr. Morris again restated his substitute proposal. Mr.

Buhecker, CSUN President, Mr. Dan Wade, former CSUN Presi-

dent, Mr. Terry Reynolds, former ASUN President, and Mr.

Tom Mayer, ASUN President, individually indicated agree-

ment with the proposal as suggested for amendment by Mr.

Morris.



Mr. Steninger moved that the Chancellor's recommendation

be adopted. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris.



Mr. Morris moved that the motion be amended to substitute

his proposed paragraph E for the Chancellor's paragraph E.

Motion to amend seconded by Dr. Anderson.



In response to a question by Mr. Steninger, Chancellor

Humphrey stated that in the spirit of compromise and in

that the student representatives believed that the sub-

stitute proposed by Mr. Morris was superior, he believed

that it would meet the needs of the Administration and

was acceptable to him.



Main motion as amended carried without dissent.



It was agreed that CSUN would investigate and obtain ade-

quate liability insurance.



25. Proposed Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Speech

Pathology, UNR



Acting President Anderson recalled that in March, the Board

reviewed a proposal by the School of Medical Sciences for

an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science

Degree with a major in Speech Pathology. He noted that

final action is now appropriate and requested approval.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



26. Division of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medical Sciences,

UNR



Acting President Anderson recalled that in March the Board

reviewed a proposal from the School of Medical Sciences

that a separate Division of Laboratory Medicine be estab-

lished within the School of Medical Sciences.



He noted that final action is now appropriate and requested

approval, effective July 1, 1974. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



27. Air Conditioning of College of Agriculture Building, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that bids for air conditioning

of the College of Agriculture building were received on

April 9 and transmitted to the Board on April 16 with a

recommendation that the base bid and alternates #1 through

#5 be awarded to Clark Brothers for a total contract of

$264,595. On April 24, 1974, after having received 5

affirmative responses to the mail ballot, the State Public

Works Board was informed that the University concurred in

the award of a contract to Clark Brothers.



Subsequent to that action, Mr. Pine noted, efforts have

been made to identify additional funding for alternate #6,

air conditioning of the 3rd floor, for a total of $90,951.

Contingent upon approval of the request for augmentation

of UNR's 1973-74 budget by $100,000, Mr. Pine recommended

that the State Public Works Board be requested to award

alternate #6 of the bid submitted by Clark Brothers with

funding to come from the following sources:



From Augmentation of 1973-74 Budget $63,000

Noble Getchell Endowment Income 3,566

Bethelem Gift 2,500

Stanaway Briggs Bequest 59

L & A Farrington Gift 285

D & L Warren Gift 6,185

Lowell Daniels Endowment Income 1,495

A. Block Christensen Endowment Income 11,656

Balance Remaining in Library Steps

Repair Project 2,205

Total $90,951



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board confirm

the action taken as a result of the mail ballot; i. e.,

that the base bid and alternates #1 through #5 be awarded

for a total contract of $264,595, and that the State Public

Works Board be requested to award alternate #6, for $90,951

with funds to come from the above identified amounts, pro-

vided the operation budget augmentation is approved.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



28. UNR Budget Augmentation



Acting President Anderson reported that the projection of

revenue for UNR for the current fiscal year indicates a

surplus of $100,000 above the budgeted amount. Source of

these excess funds was identified in Ref. 25 (filed with

permanent minutes). Dr. Anderson recommended that author-

ity be granted to request a budget augmentation for this

amount, to be expended as follows:



Acquisition of a circular dichroism

spectrometer for Chemistry Department $ 22,000

Postage 5,000

Air conditioning 3rd floor of Agriculture

building 63,000

I & DR Operating Expenditures (various) 10,000

Total $100,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval noting that final

authorization was subject to review and approval by the

Director of the Department of Administration and the

Governor.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



29. Valley Road Farm Greenhouses



Vice President Pine noted that an area at the Valley Road

Field Laboratory has previously been designated as a

greenhouse area for cooperative use by the Agriculture

Research Service and the Forest Service, and by the

Agriculture Experiment Station. Mr. Pine reported that

the U. S. Forest Service wishes to erect an additional

27' x 80' greenhouse in this area and the Agricultural

Research Services plans a 36' x 60' greenhouse. Both

buildings will be used in research projects relating to

forage and shrub genetics. Utilities will be furnished

from a head house previously erected by the College of

Agriculture.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval by the Board for the location of these

buildings without cost to the University.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



30. Gund Ranch



Vice Preident Pine recalled that in March, the Board re-

jected a single bid for the purchase of the Gund Ranch and

approved an estimative budget to permit the ranch's opera-

tion during the haying season. He reported that Dean

Bohmont, College of Agriculture, has requested authoriza-

tion to enter into agreements for grazing on the Gund Ranch

and proposes a fee of not less than $6 per animal per month

and not to exceed 350 head of cattle. Acting President

Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



31. Main Station Farm



Vice President Pine recalled that in March, the Board re-

jected the single bid received for the 163 acres at the

Main Station Farm which the University has been authorized

to sell. Mr. Pine recommended that the land be offered

again, either in one parcel or in four separate parcels.

If there is an indication of interest or identification

of prospective purchasers, the property would be advertised

and bids furnished to the Regents for consideration at a

subsequent meeting. Acting President Anderson and Chancel-

lor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



32. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing transfers of funds:



From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts:



405 - $4556 to the Music Department to cover an increase in

a professional position from .32 FTE to .50 FTE, and

to cover a letter of appointment for the Spring

semester to provide additional instructional support

during the extended sick leave of a faculty member.



413 - $100 to the Library to cover student wages in the

Life Science Library.



421 - $3667 to the Dean's Office, College of Business

Administration to cover conversion of a professional

contract from "B" to "A".



424 - $450 to Engineering Technologies to cover replace-

ment of equipment loaned and recently reclaimed by

the Manpower Development and Training Administration.



432 - $525 to the Dean's Office, College of Engineering,

to assist in setting up the Engineering Research

and Development Center.



434 - $1000 to the Mechanical Engineering Department for

wages and equipment to assist in setting up a flow

test section and a laser doppler velocimeter.



435 - $1000 to the Mechanical Engineering Department to

provide operating funds for the balance of the

fiscal year.



436 - $1000 to the Audio Visual Communications Center to

pay student wages through the balance of the fiscal

year.



442 - $2039 to the Anthropology Department to cover the

balance required for a letter of appointment.



443 - $1224 to the Physics Department to provide partial

salary support for a replacement for a professor

on sabbatical leave.



445 - $7000 to the Nevada Bureau of Mines to provide funds

for printing maps and paying field expenses.



461 - $2400 to the Biology Department to cover equipment

and supplies needed for new Zoology courses to be

offered in Fall, 1974.



462 - $2000 from Contingency Reserve, Estimative Budget

Account, to Operating, Mackay School of Mines Endow-

ment Account to cover operating expenditures for

balance of fiscal year.



471 - $300 to the Managerial Science Department to cover

operational requirements for the balance of the

fiscal year.



474 - $1600 to the Library to provide additional classi-

fied salary funds.



475 - $5000 to Women's Intercollegiate Athletics to pro-

vide funds for equipment purchases.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



33. Revision of Estimative Budgets



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing revision to an estimative budget for Women's Athletics

to reflect the actual beginning balance and additional

project revenue:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds



From Opening Balance $ 940 $1365 $2305

Student Fees 5200 5200

Sales & Service - Interdepartment 50

Gifts 500 550

Fund Raising Project 500 500

(Error) 100

$6740 $1865 $8605



Application of Funds



Out-of-State Travel $ 250 $ 50 $ 300

Operating 6490 1815 8305

$6740 $1865 $8605



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



34. Nevada Archaeological Survey



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the Nevada State Museum

in Carson City has proposed a State-funded Archaeological

Survey, under the auspices of the Nevada State Museum and

in cooperation with the University. He noted that inclu-

sion with the agenda materials of a copy of a proposal by

Dr. Thomas Layton, Director of the Museum (identified as

Ref. 32 and filed with permament minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this proposal had been en-

dorsed by President Baepler and Acting President Anderson

on behalf of UNLV and UNR and he recommended that the Board

of Regents also endorse the proposal and pledge its coopera-

tion to the Nevada State Museum in this endeavor.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



35. Residence Hall Report



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in March the Board of

Regents requested that a report be prepared concerning

"the feasibility of granting waivers of room charges to

deserving undergraduate students and graduate assistants."

In addition, he noted, there was discussion concerning

the possible development of recommendations for other

changes in residence hall conditions which would make the

facilities better places in which to live and, therefore,

more attractive to students.



Chancellor Humphrey presented a report containing 8 sug-

gestions which he proposed for implementation in 1974-75

on an experimental basis to determine if improvement re-

sults, noting that these were presented for discussion

only with a final report for action to be presented at the

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



Dr. Lombardi suggested that in addition to the 8 items con-

tained in the Chancellor's report, consideration be given

to the possibility of providing waivers of room rent for

athletes.



Miss Thompson moved that the report be referred back to

the Administration with action to be requested at the June

meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without

dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Thompson, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, one sup-

plemental item was admitted to the agenda.



36. Amendment of Title 4, Chapter 10, Board of Regents Handbook



President Donnelly recommended the following revisions to

Title 4, Chapter 10 of the Board of Regents Handbook:



Section 12. Admission of Applicants with Criminal Records

or Psychiatric Problems, UNLV and CCD



The following procedures shall govern the admission to the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or to the Community Col-

lege Division, of applicants with criminal records or

psychiatric problems, or for special cases as determined

by the Chief Student Personnel officer, except that this

procedure shall not be implemented for those students who

are currently institutionalized and enrolled in a Community

College.



1. The admission application shall contain questions con-

cerning history of psychiatric care or existence of a

criminal record.



2. Any applicant answering such questions affirmatively

shall be referred to a screening committee appointed

by the Chief Student Personnel Officer which shall

review each applicant's file and make a recommendation

to the Director of Admissions for final action.



a. The screening committee shall be authorized to

establish procedural guidelines subject to the

approval of the President.



b. The composition of the screening committee and

the background information required will vary with

the type of case being considered.



3. Action taken by the Director of Admissions is final,

subject to appeal to the President.



4. After enrollment, a student admitted under this policy

shall be responsible to an official appointed by the

screening committee. This official will work with the

appropriate parole officer or psychiatrist and the

medical and health services with total regard to the

well-being of the individual.



5. The University reserves the right to request the with-

drawal of any student whose continuance is considered

detrimental to his or her health or the health of

others, or whose conduct is unsatisfactory.



Section 14. Registration



4. A regular student who completes registration after

registration day is charged a late registration fee

and may be subject to a reduction in credit load

(not applicable to Community College Division).



Section 18. Grades and Examinations



1. Grades and Marks



c. Community College Division Grade Point Value



A - Superior 4

B - Above Average 3

C - Average 2

D - Below Average 1

I - Incomplete 0

W - Withdrawal 0

N - Audit 0

Pass/W 0



I is given to a student doing passing work but unable

to complete the course requirements. It is the respon-

sibility of the student to make the necessary arrange-

ments with the instructor for the removal of an incom-

plete grade.



Pass/W - Students may be graded on a Pass/W basis for

developmental courses.



Repeat - A student may repeat any course and have only

the highest grade counted as part of his total grade-

point average.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective immedi-

ately, noting that since the above revisions do not affect

the other Divisions, these proposed changes were not sub-

mitted to other Divisions for review.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



37. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the Investment Ad-

visory Committee meeting of March 29, 1974 (minutes identi-

fied as Ref. 37 and filed with permanent minutes). Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended acceptance of the minutes and

confirmation of the Committee's action.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



38. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the following allocations

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account:



A. $3000 to each Division for Interview/Recruiting Ex-

penses.



B. $1000 to the Travel Expense Fund for Student Body

Representatives for travel to Board meetings during

1974-75.



C. Sufficient funds to provide Host Funds of $3000 to each

of the Divisions for 1974-75, with actual amounts to be

transferred to be determined by the June 30 closing

balances in the existing accounts.



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

carried without dissent.



39. Approval of Fund Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

fund transfers:



#13 $5500 from Computing Center Contingency Reserve to

Administrative Uses to augment the wages category to

provide programming support for systems analysts.



#14 $1000 from Computing Center Contingency Reserve to

Administrative Uses operating category to provide

additional in-state travel funds to and from Las

Vegas.



Offsetting transfers from salary savings have been made to

the Contingency Reserve.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



40. Chancellor's Report



A. Chancellor Humphrey presented for review and referral

to the Divisions, a draft of a "Policy Statement and

Affirmative Action Program for the University System",

requesting that it come back to the Board for action at

a later meeting.



B. Chancellor Humphrey also presented copies of the UNS

Financial Report, indicating that additional discus-

sions of this document would be scheduled for June if

desired.



C. Chancellor Humphrey reported briefly on the Articulation

Conferences held at UNLV on April 2 and at UNR on April

3.



41. Proposed License Agreement between NNCC and Elko Junior

Chamber of Commerce



President Donnelly requested authorization to enter into a

license agreement with the Elko Junior Chamber of Commerce

for the old Elko Golf Course Club House (which is leased

by the JC's from the City of Elko), to be used by NNCC for

a Senior Citizens Center, at a cost of $150 per month for

one year commencing April 1, 1974.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that the

License Agreement has been approved by University Counsel.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



42. New Business



A. Mr. Jacobsen asked that President Baepler request the

UNLV Senate to review tenure and evaluation of faculty.



B. Rev. Kohn asked for an opportunity at a subsequent

meeting to make a report on the AGB meeting in New

Orleans.



The regular agenda was completed and the information agenda sub-

mitted. The information agenda contained the following items and

is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



1. Foreign Travel Report, UNLV and UNR

2. Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNLV

3. Report of Fund Transfers, UNR, UNLV and DRI

4. Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000, UNLV, CCD and

UNR

5. Progress Report of University Projects



The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

05-10-1974