05/11/1968

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 11-12, 1968








05-11-1968

Pages 456-476

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

May 11, 1968



The Board of Regents met in regular session on the above date

in the Travis Lounge of the Student Union building, University

of Nevada.



Members present: Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Chairman

Mr. Thomas G. Bell (for a portion of the

meeting)

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr. (for a portion of the

meeting)

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen

Dr. Louis Lombardi

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller, U. N.

President Donald C. Moyer, N. S. U.

Dr. Patrick Squires, Acting Director, D. R. I.

(for a portion of the meeting)

Edward Olsen, Director of Information

Edward L. Pine, Acting Business Manger, U. N.



The meeting was called to order at 9:15 A.M. by Chairman Fred M.

Anderson.



1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting



Upon motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Grant, the

minutes of the meeting of April 13, 1968 were approved

as distributed.



2. Dr. Lombardi spoke of his absence from the special Board

meeting on April 24, 1968 and requested that the record

reflect his affirmative vote for the appointment of Neil

D. Humphrey as Chancellor.



3. Dr. White spoke of the new schedule of Air West, specifical-

ly the schedule on Saturdays and Sundays between Las Vegas

and Reno. She suggested that the Administration might wish

to inform Air West of the inconvenience of the schedule for

people attending Saturday meetings in either of the two

cities. Mr. Mc Dermott suggested that Air West would not

reschedule to conform to the schedule of the Board meet-

ings; rather he said it might be more practical for the

Board to adjust its schedule. It was agreed to defer

further discussion on this matter until later in the day.



4. Acceptance of Gifts



Chancellor Humphrey reported the following gifts and grants

with his recommendation for acceptance by the Board:



University of Nevada



Library



Mrs. Joseph W. Baldecchi, Reno - 2 books, "Saint Peter" and

"Kennedy", in memory of Mr. John E. Horgan.



Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cummings, Reno - $5 for the purchase of

books in memory of Mr. Chester C. Taylor.



Dr. R. C. Fuson, Reno - a copy of "Biographical Memoirs",

Vol. 39.



Dr. Cyrus Guss, Reno - 2 books, "Syntheses and Reactions in

Organic Chemistry" and "Fatty Acids and Their Industrial

Applications".



Dr. Thomas Howell, Reno - a copy of "The Fundamentals of

College Chemistry".



Mr. Pete Kroll, Reno - several books.



Professor Ira La Rivers, Reno - a copy of "A First Listing

of Ants of Nevada" (Biological Society of Nevada).



Professor Joseph Lintz, Reno - a copy of "Operating Guidance

Services for the Modern School".



Dr. Lon Mc Girk, Reno - two books, "Nevada Law of Water

Rights" and "Nevada Water Laws".



Professor Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., Los Angeles, California - a

copy of "Past is Prologue".



Mr. Neil W. Plath, Reno - a copy of "Manual of Excellent

Management", published by the American Institute of Manage-

ment.



Dr. Theodore B. Ross, Gardnerville - 5 medical books.



Miscellaneous Gifts as follows:



Aerojet General Corporation, Jackass Flats - $200 for appli-

cation to the membership fee for the Association of Western

Universities.



Admiral James Fife, Stonington, Connecticut - $500 to the

University of Nevada President's Discretionary Fund.



Garlock, Incorporated, Palmyra, New York - 3 seal adapter

kits, valued at $525.



Mrs. Adrienne Fuller, Hillsborough, California - $100 to

the Basque Studies Program.



Sierra Pacific Power Company, Reno - $100 to the College

of Engineering for use in the snow load research project.



Westinghouse Astro-Nuclear Corporation, Jackass Flats -

$200 for application to the membership fee for the Associ-

ation of Western Universities.



Contributions to the Pre-Medical Deprtment:



Mrs. Hazel Mc Curry, Reno - $5 in memory of Mrs.

Dorothy Boudwin.

Mr. and Mrs. John Sala, Reno - $5 in memory of Mrs.

Dorothy Boudwin.



Scholarship and Prizes Payments as follows:



The American Legion, Reno - $200 scholarship to be presented

at Governor's Day ceremony.



Anonymous - $150 scholarship for a Journalism student.



Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell, Reno - $1250. $1000 of this

is to be added to the principal sum and $250 for the coming

year's scholarship for a graduate of Earl Wooster High

School.



Ford Motor Company Fund, Dearborn, Michigan - $2000 to

establish a fund from which the interest will be used to

grant fellowships to graduate agricultural students.



Nevada Independent Insurance Agents, Carson City - $500

scholarship stipend to be awarded to a student majoring

in the field of Insurance.



Nevada State Pharmaceutical Association, Sparks - $150 to

be awarded to a student in the Orvis School of Nursing.



Security National Bank, Reno - $200 ROTC scholarship.



The Honorable Bruce R. Thompson, Reno - $100 to the Reuben

C. Thompson Scholarship Fund.



The Honorable Gordon R. Thompson, Carson City - $100 to

the Reuben C. Thompson Scholarship Fund.



Grants as follows:



Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, Reno



$66,667 representing the 3rd quarter support for the

Desert Research Institute.



$2,484.81 to cover the cost of law books and library

supplies purchased during March, 1968.



The National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C.



$48,500 for the support of research entitled "Optical

Properties of Organic Aerosols Important in Atmos-

pheric Hazes", under the direction of William T. Scott.



Nevada Southern University



Library



Mr. Robert Barringer, Las Vegas - a special collections

book.



Mr. and Mrs. James Cashman, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles

Siefert, Las Vegas - $50 in memory of Mrs. Zora Grant.



Mr. and Mrs. James Cashman, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles

Siefert, Las Vegas - $25 in memory of Mrs. Marie Van Tobel.



Judge Roger T. Roley, Las Vegas - $20 in memory of Mrs.

Zora Grant.



Mr. George C. Monahan and fellow workers of the Clark

County Engineering Department, Las Vegas - $30 in memory

of Mr. Gene A Courtney.



Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Richardson and Mrs. Lena G. Beckley,

Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Mrs. Marie Van Tobel.



Mr. Richard Ronzone, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Mrs.

Marie Van Tobel.



Mr. Thomas C. Stoew, Lake Arrowhead, California - $10 in

memory of Mr. Calvin Cory.



Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. White, Boulder City - $25 in memory

of Mrs. Zora Grant.



Contributions to the Nevada Southern University Music

Concert Series:



Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Grier, Las Vegas - $635

Dr. Chester Lockwood, Las Vegas - $25

Dr. Robert B. Pearsall, Las Vegas - $5

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Trapletti, Las Vegas - $20



Scholarships and Prizes Payments as follows:



Breakfast Optimist Club of Las Vegas, Las Vegas - $450



Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Eta Chapter, Las Vegas - $50



Jewish War Veterans, Las Vegas - $180



Las Vegas Chapter of Executive Secretaries, Las Vegas - $400



Nevada Independent Insurance Agents, Carson City - $500



Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Reno - $200



Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company, Las Vegas -

$1000



Grants as follows:



National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. - $62,500

for support of research entitled "Adaptations in Mammals

and Man to Desert and Mountain", under the direction of

Dr. David B. Dill.



Contributions to the Performing Arts Center:



Mr. George L. Abrums, Las Vegas - $250

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Bartlett, Henderson - $200

Mr. Robert R. Belliveau, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Bardshaw, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. Malcolm Clark, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Close, Las Vegas - $200

Close, Bilbray, Kaufman, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. Nelson Conway, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Daiell, Las Vegas - Stock

valued at $2295

Dr. Harold L. Feikes, Las Vegas - $200

Gaudin Motor Company, Las Vegas - $2000

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Gravett, Las Vegas - $1000

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hartman, Las Vegas - $100

The Henderson Clinic, Henderson - $1000

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Holst, Las Vegas - $1000

Dr. James M. Jones, Las Vegas - $100

Johnson, Joeckel, Bartley and Associates, Las Vegas -

$250

Dr. Harris W. Knudson, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. James Lum, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Martini, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott, Las Vegas - $2000

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Morris, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Panos, Las Vegas - $200

Mrs. Florence Relin, Las Vegas - $200

Ross, Synder, Goodman and Bryan, Las Vegas - $150

Mr. William Rothenbert, Las Vegas - $15

Sahara-Nevada Corporation, Las Vegas - $2000

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Saville, Las Vegas - $15

Mr. Frank Sennes, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. Jim L. Shetakis, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. Robert M. Taylor, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. White, Boulder City - $500

Wonder World, Incorporated, Las Vegas - $250

Dr. Philip J. Youngblood, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. Stanley A. Zur, Las Vegas - $250



Miscellaneous Gifts as follows:



Nevada Resort Association, Las Vegas - $5000 in support of

the Hotel Administration Program.



Miss Helen R. Thompson, Las Vegas - $780 for oiling the

parking area.



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

without dissent that the gifts be accepted and the Secre-

tary send notes of thanks to the donors.



5. Personnel Appointments



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following list of person-

nel appointments made during the previous month:



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA



ADMINISTRATION



Garry Dean Vance, Systems Analyst Programmer, February 19

to June 30, 1968 at the annual salary rate of $11,760 (new

position)



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Frank Geile Baglin, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, for

the academic year 1968-69 - $9800 (replacement for D. G.

Mac Donald)



* Peter Benedict, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, for

the academic year 1968-69 - $9475 (replacement for C. M.

Aikens)



Jack Heath Cook, Assistant Professor of Health, P. E. &

Recreation, for the academic year 1968-69 - $11,100 (re-

placement for Richard Dankworth on Sabbatical)



Albert C. Gates, Graduate Assistant in Physics, for the

academic year 1968-69 - $2500 (replacement for Lois Kurtz)



Melvin Paul Hanson, Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry,

June 1-30, 1968 - $700, July 1 to August 31, 1968 - $1400

(temporary special research assignment with Dr. Shin)



Robert Clark Hooper, Assistant Professor of Mathematics,

for the academic year 1968-69 - $10,450 (new position)



Aubrey James Kline, Jr., Graduate Assistant in English,

for the academic year 1968-69 - $2900 (replacement for

Jean Pickering)



Anne Marie Lesperance, Graduate Assistant in English, for

the academic year 1968-69 - $2500 (replacement for Paul

Neumann)



Paula Emmert Mishaga, Graduate Assistant in English, for

the academic year 1968-69 - $2500 (replacement for Bruce

Bledsoe)



James Charles Shields, Instructor in Political Science,

for the academic year 1968-69 - $8500 (replacement for

Stanley Pearl)



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Edward Goodman, Assistant Professor of Special Education,

for the academic year 1968-69 - $11,370 (new position)

(HEW Grant)



* John P. Wortman, Associate Professor of Guidance and

Counseling, for the academic year 1968-69 - $12,540 (new

position)



* Contingent upon completion of all requirements for the

Ph. D. degree by September 1, 1968.



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Ross W. Smith, Associate Professor of Metallurgy, for the

academic year 1968-69 - $13,375 (replacement for Claude

W. Hammond)



NEVADA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



John M. Vergiels, Assistant Professor of Education, for

the academic year 1968-69 - $9800 (unfilled position for

1967-68)



COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE



Scott Louis Locicero, Lecturer in History, for the academic

year 1968-69 - $9150 (replacement for Harry Murphy)



Edward Lovinger, Professor of Psychology, for the academic

year 1968-69 - $14,675 (replacement for Jacob Orleans)



Joseph Francis Raney, Assistant Professor of Psychology,

for the academic year 1968-69 - $10,125 (replacement for

Albert Pettit)



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

without dissent that the above personnel appointments be

confirmed.



6. Approval of Check Registers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the check

registers as submitted by the Office of the Business

Manager, University of Nevada (filed with permanent

minutes).



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the Check Registers be approved as

submitted.



7. Transfer of Funds



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfers of budgeted funds:



#486 $3200 from the Contingency Reserve, Instruction,

Nevada Southern University to Public Occasions

Board to provide additional operating funds for

the Fine Arts Festival.



#498 $4084.83 from the Contingency Reserve, Instruction,

NSU to the Registrar's Office to provide operating

funds for the balance of 1967-68.



#505 $3984.83 from the Contingency Reserve, Instruction,

NSU to the President's Office to provide funds for

wages for the balance of 1967-68.



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

without dissent that the above fund transfers be approved

as recommended.



8. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of a transfer of

$1000 from the Alice Dimmitt Endowment Income Fund (1-51-

7002), an unrestricted endowment, to a special account to

handle the interview expenses for the NSU Academic Vice

President candidates. Chancellor Humphrey further recom-

mended that expenditures from the account be limited to

the necessary interview expenses (i. e., travel and per

diem of candidates, plus Committee luncheons) and that

Dr. Robert Smith, Committee Chairman, have signature

authority on the account, subject to counter-signature

by Business Manager Herman Westfall.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, car-

ried without dissent that the above fund transfer be

approved for the purpose indicated.



9. Increase in Summer Student Activities Fee, University of

Nevada



Chancellor Humphrey presented a request from President

Miller that the Summer student activities fee be increased

from the present $1 to $3 for students enrolled in 3 credits

or more per term and $2 for students enrolled in 1 or 2

credits. President lMiller spoke of the need for support

of extracurricular programs for the Summer students and

noted that this increased fee would provide the funds for

the establishment and maintenance of cultural and recrea-

tional programs and for the publication of a minimum of

six issues of the Sagebrush.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

without dissent that the increase in fees be approved as

recommended.



10. Revision of By-Laws of Board of Regents



Chancellor Humphrey submitted for final adoption revisions

to the By-Laws concerning the duties and responsibilities

of the Chancellor and the Presidents. (The complete draft

of the revision is filed with the permanent minutes of the

April 13, 1968 meeting.)



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

without dissent that the By-Laws of the Board be amended

by the adoption of the definition of the duties and respon-

sibilities of the Chancellor and Presidents.



Chancellor Humphrey also submitted for final adoption the

proposed revision to the By-Laws concerning a roll call

vote. This revision was also adopted on "first reading"

at the April 13 meeting of the Board (complete text of

amendment is contained on page 454 of the April 13 minutes).



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

without dissent that the By-Laws be amended to delete the

requirement for a roll call vote except when requested by

a member.



11. Advanced Placement Program



Chancellor Humphrey presented a recommendation from Presi-

dent Miller that an Advanced Placement Program be implement-

ed at the University of Nevada effective Fall semester,

1968. In making this recommendation, President Miller

noted that this had come forward as a recommendation of

the Policy Committee on Academic Standards and the faculty

had subsequently voted affirmatively on the following

policy:



Advanced placement and/or credit is granted entering

Freshmen who present satisfactory scores on one or

more of the College Board Advanced Placement Examina-

tions subject to these limitations:



a. Appropriate credit and a corresponding grade is

granted for scores of 3 (C), 4 (B) and 5 (A).



b. All examinations are subject to validation by the

Department concerned.



c. Credit is not considered as resident credit.



d. A maximum of 30 semester credits may be earned

through placement examinations, special examina-

tions, and correspondence study. No more than

15 semester credits may be earned in either

special examinations or correspondence study.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the NSU Academic Council and

Faculty Senate had also approved a similar Advanced Place-

ment Program for NSU. President Moyer's letter of March 12,

1967 outlined the recommended policy for NSU as follows:



1. NSU recognizes and participates in the Advanced

Placement Program; hence, assures successful

candidates that University credit can be earned

by achievement of satisfactory Advanced Placement

scores.



2. The Division involved will evaluate the test scores,

the content of the course covered, etc., and will

approve (or disapprove - for reason) grade and

credit to be granted.



Advanced Placement scores of 5 - grade will normally

be A for one (or perhaps for two) semesters of work.



Advanced Placement scores of 4 - grade will normally

be A for one semester of work (or perhaps B for two

semesters of work).



Advanced Placement scores of 3 - grade will normally

be B for one semester of work.



Advanced Placement scores of 1 or 2 - neither credit

nor placement granted.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the Advanced

Placement Program for both Universities and implementation

as soon as feasible.



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

without dissent that the proposed programs be approved

as recommended.



12. Allocation of Out-of-State Fee Waivers



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed an earlier request by the Board

that the distribution of out-of-state fee waivers (limited

to 3% of previous Fall semester enrollment) be brought for-

ward for action each year. Accordingly, President Miller

made the following recommendation concerning the allocation

for the University of Nevada:



Type of Award Percentage



Music 23

Athletics 50

Other 27



President Miller noted that there is no change from the

percentage of distributions as approved for the past two

years.



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

without dissent that the above recommendation for the

University of Nevada be approved.



President Moyer made the following recommendation for al-

location of out-of-state fee waivers for Nevada Southern:



Type of Award Percentage



Music 20

Athletics 50

Other 30



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

without dissent that the above recommendation for Nevada

Southern University be approved.



13. Physical Examination for Student Teachers



Chancellor Humphrey presented a proposal from President

Miller to require a physical examination of all student

teachers prior to their assignment to a public school.

President Miller explained that the recommendation had

originated within the College of Education as a way of

meeting an obligation on the part of the University to

insure that students who participate actively in the

public school program are physically fit.



Dr. Anderson suggested that the Regents might benefit by

having more specific information concerning the physical

examination which might be required; e. g., what kind of

health problems would prevent a student from being allowed

to participate?



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

without dissent that the matter be tabled until the next

meeting.



14. NSU Report on Improving Instruction



Chancellor Humphrey referred to an earlier discussion by

the Board concerning the methods used to evaluate faculty

and the Board's expression of interest in a continuing

effort on the part of the Presidents in developing more

effective evaluation procedures. Mr. Humphrey noted that

in response to this request by the Board, President Moyer

had forwarded a report concerning "improving instructional

excellence at NSU." The report consisted of individual

reports of the School Directors and was forwarded with

the agenda.



Presidnt Moyer commented on the reports from the various

School Directors, noting that these efforts to improve

the instructional excellence are continuing.



Mr. Seeliger asked if individual reports might be scheduled

from each of the Deans and Directors.



15. Agreement Between University and State Planning Board



Chancellor Humphrey noted that in University construction

projects undertaken by the State Planning Board which in-

volve monies under the control of the Board of Regents

(e. g., Title I grants, Title II grants, Title III loans,

revenue bond issues), it is customary to have a contract

between the State Planning Board and the Board of Regents

so that the monies are available at the appropriate time.

He recommended approval of such a contract for Phase I,

Physical Science Project, U. N. (contract filed with

permanent minutes).



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

without dissent that such a contract be approved and

signed by the appropriate contracting officer.



16. Award of Construction Bid



Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened on April 23, 1968

for remodeling the basement of the Veterinary Science

building, U. N.



Bids received were:



Base Alt. #1 Alt. #2



Independent Sheet Metal $3,710.00 $552.40 $363.10

Nevada Sheet Metal 3,978.00 412.00 192.00

Advanced Metal Products 3,981.36 301.19 390.63

Gallagher Sheet Metal 4,963.00 362.00 321.00



Alternate #1 provides for extension of ducts to the south.

Alternate #2 provides for extension to N/W corner room.



Mr. Pine recommended that the contract be awarded to

Independent Sheet Metal at the base bid of $3710, noting

that $3200 would be provided from College of Agriculture

monies and $510 would be paid from Buildings and Grounds

Repair and Improvement accounts.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, car-

ried without dissent that the bid of Independent Sheet

Metal be accepted and the contract awarded to accomplish

the project.



17. BLM Lands



Mr. Pine reported on recent report made by him to the Uni-

versity of Nevada Academic Council concerning the availa-

bility of Government lands throughout the State. This

report, accompanied by maps and information concerning re-

quirements for the acquisition or lease of such lands, was

submitted as a preliminary to determining what lands might

be desirable for acquisition by the University of Nevada.



Mr. Pine reported also that no further requests have been

received from NSU since last August when the Board approved

the application for lease of 4800 acres. This land is now

being leased on an annual basis at 25 cents per acre and

can be purchased at anytime.



In response to a question concerning the status of an ap-

plication for land on the Colorado River, Mr. Mc Dermott

stated that the application had been approved. Discussion

revealed the land in question to be a 50 acre tract on

the Colorado River which the University has requested for

recreational and educational purposes.



Mr. Mc Dermott stated that it has been the policy of the

Colorado River Commission to sell this land in large

blocks to parties who have plans for developing it.



Mr. Grant asked if the University must wait until the total

indebtedness is erased before the land can be transferred

to the University. Mr. Mc Dermott said no, as soon as the

particular area of land is paid for, it can then be trans-

ferred. He pointed out that although most of this land is

being sold, several parcels are available at no cost, e. g.

to the University or to the Boy Scouts.



The discussion also revealed that the land covered by the

application does not carry water rights and Mr. Mc Dermott

suggested an application be submitted so that it would be

on the record.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Grant, carried without

dissent that the University investigate the possibility of

applying for water.



Mr. Mc Dermott added that this land is raw desert about 15

miles from Boulder City. He added that he thought it im-

portant for the Regents to understand that it takes a lot

of money to develop such property and said he considered

it was wise to apply for a small area in that it would not

be feasible to develop a larger tract.



18. Plans and Specifications for Physical Sciences Complex,

U. of N.



Mr. Pine reported that the U. S. Office of Education has

approved the plans and specifications submitted for Phase I

of this project, subject to certain minor modifications.

The State Planning Board will have these modifications

completed in May at which time a request will be made for

permission to bid the project. Mr. Pine added that requests

had already been sent to Senators Bible and Cannon for their

assistance in obtaining an early bid date. Mr. Pine also

noted that the construction costs are estimated to be $3.6

million with a total project cost of $3.9 million. It is

hoped the project will be underway by June with occupancy

no later than Spring 1970.



19. Proposal for Change in Zoning, NSU



President Moyer recommended that the Board oppose a request

now pending before the Clark County Planning Commission for

rezoning from R-1 to R-4 a parcel of land adjacent to Nevada

Southern. He noted that this parcel is immediately west of

the area on which the Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

building will be constructed and immediately west of land

recently purchased from the NSU Land Foundation.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation.



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

without dissent that the request for rezoning be opposed.



20. Progress Reports on University Projects



In addition to the Progress Report on University capital

improvement projects for the University of Nevada distribut-

ed with the agenda, a status report on State Planning Board

projects for both U. N. and NSU was distributed. (Both

reports filed with permanent minutes.)



Concerning the Chemistry building at Nevada Southern,

President Moyer reported that the final plans are in

process and the building should be ready for occupancy by

September 1969.



In reponse to an inquiry from Mr. Jacobsen concerning when

the preliminary plans would be available for review by

the Board of Regents, President Moyer suggested that he

did not know but that the Planning Board might be able to

answer.



21. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000



Chancellor Humphrey presented a request from the Data

Processing Center of the Desert Research Institute for

permission to purchase $398,880 of computer equipment

from Scientific Data Systems. He noted that a recent

grant of $398,880 from National Science Foundation

makes the purchase possible. (The list of equipment to

be purchased is filed with permanent minutes.)



Because Dr. Squires, Acting Director of Desert Research

Institute, was not present to respond to questions asked

by several of the Regents, Mr. Jacobsen moved, seconded

by Mrs. Knudtsen, that the matter be tabled until Dr.

Squires could be located. Motion carried.



22. English A



President Miller reported on a recent proposal from the

University of Nevada faculty that in order to implement

the admission requirements related to English, an Experi-

mental Program in English A Enrollment be initiated. Dr.

Miller reviewed the admission requirements approved by

the Board of Regents whereby effective in the Fall of 1968

the entering Freshman students must have completed four

years of high school English or three years with a B

average or better. He recommended approval by the Board

of the following:



An experimental program in English A enrollment be

implemented for a two-year period:



(1) Beginning September 1, 1968, students who have

completed four years of high school English or

three years with a B average or better and whose

placement scores are below the established place-

ment levels will be given the option of taking

either English A or English 101. The English

Department in cooperation with the Office of

Counseling and Testing will apprise each student

and his high school officials of the recommended

course. Students who select the option of English

101 and fail the course must then take English A

unless they can qualify for English 101 by again

taking and passing the placement examination.



(2) During the experimental period beginning September

1, 1968, a student who has not completed 4 years

of high school English or 3 years with an average

of B or better and whose placement scores are

below established levels will be placed in English

A. A student who has not completed 4 years of

high school English or 3 years with a B average

or better but whose placement scores are above

established levels will be placed in English 101.



(3) During the experimental period beginning September

1, 1968, negative grade points will not be assessed

for failing English A.



In the discussion following President Miller's recommenda-

tion, concern was expressed that too many students were

arriving at the University improperly prepared for College

level work because of an inadequate English education.



Mr. Mc Dermott asked what percentage of the Freshman class

was involved each year in English A. President Miller

responded that he did not know the percentage, but that

it was decreasing each year and it is expected that English

A will eventually disappear.



Dr. Moyer stated that NSU is working with the Clark County

public schools and at present wishes to retain the procedure

of assigning students to English A based on the results of

the English placement test. He added that NSU has already

discontinued negative grade points for failing English A.



Chancellor Humphrey presented a recommendation, in which

both Presidents concurred, that the $54 fee for English A

be continued through the present biennium but that budget

planning for the 1969-71 biennium include aboliton of this

special fee and the necessary teaching expenses be paid

from the General University Operation budget.



There was considerable discussion on the matter of a $54

additional fee for English A.



Mr. Jacobsen stated that he did not agree that the extra

fee should be charged. Mrs. Knudtsen responded by suggest-

ing that the only alternative, in her opinion, would be to

deny the student admission until he could satisfy the

English requirement. She added that she did not believe

the University should be penalized for the student's lack

of preparation by having to pay for a high school level

course.



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

with Regents White and Knudtsen opposing that the $54 fee

for English A be discontinued in 1969 and provision for

the teaching expenses be included in the 1969-71 biennial

budget request to the Legislature.



23. A. ROTC at NSU



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the earlier discussion

on ROTC at Nevada Southern at the April 13 meeting

at which time this matter was deferred until a later

meeting. He recommended that the matter be referred

back to the NSU faculty with the request that con-

sideration be given to the early implementation of

some of the ROTC options adopted for the University

of Nevada and further consideration given to making

a voluntary officers training program available to

those NSU students who wish to take advantage of such

a program. Chancellor Humphrey further recommended

that the faculty report be made available by early

October, 1968.



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

carried without dissent that the Chancellor's recom-

mendation be approved.



B. ROTC at U. N.



President Miller distributed some material concerning

ROTC at the University of Nevada with a comment that

he would wish to discuss this at a future meeting.

(Material is on file in Chancellor's Office - consists

of statements concerning experience of other schools

when changing to a voluntary ROTC program, and informa-

tion concerning options to be offered to the students.)



24. Proposed New Degree Programs at NSU



President Moyer introduced Dr. Ralph Roske, Director of the

School of Social Science, who presented a request for a

Master of Arts in History, to be initiated at NSU in

September 1968. (Detailed proposal, as distributed with

the agenda, is on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



Dr. Roske stated that this new degree program is being

offered in response to a request by the people in the

Clark County area. He stated that there is an increasing

demand for this kind of program and he felt they could

proceed through this biennium with their present appro-

priation.



He stated that the projected enrollment indicates starting

with 10 majors (there are 35 students now taking graduate

work in History). He added that they expect to have a

small controlled group, anticipate many public school

teachers but will have to be very selective with students.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the program.



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

without dissent that a Master of Arts in History be offered

at Nevada Southern University, beginning in September 1968.



Dr. Roske also presented a request to offer a Master of

Arts in Psychology at NSU beginning in September 1968.

(Detailed proposal on file in Chancellor's Office.)



Mrs. Knudtsen asked if the initiation of these graduate

programs would place an intolerable burden on the NSU

faculty, noting that they have frequently expressed

concern over the large numbers of undergraduates they

are faced with.



Dr. Roske replied that he feels they have adequate staff

and would propose to handle the increase by more effective

utilization of this staff.



Dr. Anderson referred to statements made by NSU Administra-

tion that students had to be turned away because of the

lack of sufficient faculty. He expressed concern that these

new programs might divert faculty from the ever increasing

undergraduate load.



President Moyer stated that the situation would be tight

and he did not know how many students might be turned

away. He added that it is vital that their programs be

balanced and in weighing all factors he believed the

addition of graduate programs was justified.



Dr. Roske stated that graduate programs are necessary if

the University is to attract good faculty.



President Moyer added that many requests for Master's

Programs have been held back by his Administration be-

cause of undergraduate commitments but noted again that

proper balance must be accomplished between undergraduate

and graduate offerings.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that it is desirable for NSU to

make careful advances into the graduate areas and recommend-

ed approval of the Master of Arts in Psychology.



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

without dissent that a Master of Arts in Psychology be

offered at Nevada Southern University beginning in

September 1968.



25. Approval of Purchase of Equipment for Computer Center



Discussion resumed on the request of the Desert Research

Institute for permission to purchase $398,880 of computer

equipment. Dr. Squires reviewed the history of the selec-

tion of the Sigma 7 and the negotiations between the Uni-

versity of Nevada and Scientific Data Systems up to the

present time. He noted that Scientific Data Systems has

agreed to install the equipment and allow a free 30-day

testing period by the University; this testing period will

begin only after Scientific Data Systems has completed all

of its tests and certifies to the working condition of the

computer. Rental of $8000 per month will begin following

the 30-day testing period.



Dr. Squires spoke of some of the environmental problems

they are experiencing; e. g., when the air conditioning

goes on, the computer will not operate. However, he said

there is no question but what the problems can be solved.



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, the previous motion was re-

turned to the floor. The motion by Dr. White, seconded by

Dr. Lombardi, that the purchase be approved carried without

dissent.



26. Work Program for 1968-69



Chancellor Humphrey presented the revised Work Program for

1968-69 which was transmitted to the Board with the agenda.

His transmittal letter concerning the Work Program reads

as follows:



In December, 1967, the Board of Regents approved

a Tentative Work Program for 1968-69 which totaled

$16,410,479. This early approval allowed planning

to proceed for the coming year and has been of sig-

nificant assistance.



Submitted for your consideration and approval is

the revised 1968-69 Work Program for General Uni-

versity Operation and selected budgeted programs

totalling $16,230,170 or 7.0% more than the

$15,189,794 revised 1967-68 Work Program. The

$180,309 decrease from the tentative Work Program

is almost exclusively a result of a decrease in

Federal and other non-appropriated monies in

Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension

Service.



The total money available to each University is a

function of the Legislatively approved appropriation

and authorized expenditure acts. The allocations of

monies within these separate appropriations have

been developed with the full cooperation of the

Presidents and are endorsed by them. In several

cases it is not possible to fully reflect the ad-

ministrative reorganization which has occurred due

to the way the accounts were arranged when the ap-

propriations were made in 1967. All such changes

will be made in developing the 1969-71 biennial

budget.



Sufficient summary tables are included in this docu-

ment that further summarization here would be repeti-

tious.



The 1968-69 Work Program is recommended for approval.



Chancellor Humphrey called particular attention to the fact

that the University System is locked into the appropriation

from the State Legislature which prohibits the transfer of

funds between appropriations; i. e., no funds may be trans-

ferred from General Administration to the University of

Nevada, nor can funds be transferred from the University

of Nevada to Nevada Southern University or vice versa.



Mr. Ronzone requested comments by the two Presidents.



President Miller stated he believed that it was the best

that could be done within the funds available. President

Moyer agreed.



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

without dissent that the revised Work Program for 1968-69

be approved as submitted.



27. Schedule of Meetings of the Board of Regents



Chancellor Humphrey spoke of a new flight schedule recently

adopted by Air West which reflected a cancellation of the

Saturday evening flights between Las Vegas and Reno. He

suggested that in view of this new schedule the Regents

might wish to consider their future meeting schedules.



Dr. Lombardi suggested starting the meetings on Friday

afternoon and continuing on Saturday morning.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Dr. White, carried without

dissent that the Board meetings begin on Friday at 3:30

P.M. when meeting in Las Vegas and on Friday at 2:00 P.M.

when meeting in Reno.



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

without dissent that this new schedule of meetings begin

with the May 31 meeting.



Concerning NSU's Commencement on Monday, June 3, it was

moved by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, that it

remain at 10:00 A.M. Motion carried.



28. Suggested Hearing Procedure for Faculty with Tenure



Chancellor Humphrey spoke of problems recently encountered

in an appeal where it became apparent that the University

Code is inadequate insofar as the procedure to be followed

in conducting a hearing. Accordingly, a committee con-

sisting of Mr. Charles Ross, President, AAUP, U. N., Dr.

Paul Burns, President, AAUP, NSU, and Dean Laurance M.

Hyde, Jr., National College of Trial Judges (serving as

Chairman), developed proposed hearing procedures.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Committee had submitted

two versions of a statement of policy, identical except

that Version #1 makes the Faculty Hearing Committee decision

binding (i. e., it would be a board of arbitration). He

added that, in view of the Code provision that "The decision

of the Board of Regents is final", it appeared that Version

#1 would be a substantive change. He recommended that:



(1) Version #2 be approved as the temporary procedure

to be followed in hearings conducted under Chapter IV,

Section I, paragraph 1.5 of the University Code except

that a full stenographic record be kept of a hearing

rather than only upon request; and



(2) The Committee's letter of transmittal, Version #1 and

Version #2 be referred to the two Presidents with the

request that they refer the matter to their Faculty

Senates and that they and the Senates make recommenda-

tions for changes in either the statement of policy

or the Code which seem desirable.



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

without dissent that the above recommendations be approved.



The meeting adjourned at 2:05 P.M.

05-11-1968