05/11/1973

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 11-12, 1973








05-11-1973

Pages 1-36

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 11-12, 1973



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Center for

Religion and Life, 1101 No. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada.



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

Mr. James Buchanan, II

Miss Flora Dungan

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Neil D. Humphrey, Chancellor

President N. Edd Miller, UNR

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President R. J. Zorn, UNLV

Mr. Mark Dawson (representing President

John Ward, DRI)

Vice President James T. Anderson, UNR

Vice President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. Harry Wood, UNS

Mr. Edward Olsen, UNS

Mr. Mark Hughes, UNLV

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Dr. Paul Aizley, UNLV

Dr. Joseph Crowley, UNR

Dr. Paul Fenske, DRI

Mr. K. Donald Jessup, UNS

Mr. Chauncey Oakley, CCD

Mr. Terry Reynolds, ASUN

Mr. Dan Wade, CSUN



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



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



Minutes of the regular session of April 13, 1973 were sub-

mitted for approval. Mrs. Joyce requested that the minutes

be corrected to reflect that the Regents had endorsed the

concept of the Justice Studies Program if review by the

Administration proves the program to be feasible.



Miss Thompson moved approval of the minutes as corrected.

Motion seconded by Miss Dungan, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts



Gifts and grants received by all Divisions of the University

were reported (report contained in Ref. 2 and filed with

permanent minutes). President Zorn reported that, in addi-

tion to the gifts contained in his report, UNLV had received

a Presidential Medal as a gift from CSUN which has an ap-

praised value of $1000. The gift was presented by CSUN to

the President at UNLV's Commencement on May 9, 1973.



Miss Thompson moved approval of the gift and grants as

reported. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without

dissent.



3. Proposed Change in Meeting Location



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the schedule for 1973

meetings calls for the Board to meet on July 13 in Elko and

September 17 in Las Vegas. The Wolfpack Booster Club has

scheduled the annual Governor's barbecue for July 13 and

has requested that the Board consider changing the meeting

place for July. Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board meet at UNR on July 13 and the September meeting be

held in Elko. He pointed out that this has the advantage

of making attendance at the Governor's barbecue possible

and, by September, the second building at Northern Nevada

Community College should be ready for occupancy.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



4. Final Plans - Western Nevada Community College, Phase I



President Donnelly introduced Ralph Casazza and Carl Peetz

from the firm of Casazza, Peetz and Associates, architects

for the Western Nevada Community College, Phase I.



He also noted that a summary of the project was included

with the agenda (summary identified as Ref. 4 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Mr. Wood reviewed the history of the project and also re-

quested the Board to approve granting two easements for

utilities and dedication of lands for two roads located

on the College site in order to provide the necessary

vehicular access and required services for the construction

of WNCC. Mr. Wood explained that the authorization is re-

quired for purposes of in the future to extend the roads

for public use. It is also assumed that the land within

the easements may be freely utilized by the College for any

purpose other than permanent construction.



Following presentation of the final plans by Mr. Peetz,

President Donnelly reported the plans had been reviewed

and approved by the staff of the College, by the WNCC Ad-

visory Board and by the State Planning Board. He recom-

mended approval by the Board of Regents of the final plans

as presented and of the easements and dedications requested

by Mr. Wood. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Steninger moved approval of the requested easements and

land dedication. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried

without dissent.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the final plans as presented.

Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Morris, and unani-

mous vote, the supplemental agenda was admitted.



5. Bid Opening, Clark County Community College, Phase I



President Donnelly reported that bids were received for this

project (summary of project identified as Ref. 5 and filed

with permanent minutes) on May 3 and the results were as

follows:



Contractor Base Bid Alt #1 Total



Sletten Construction Co. $1,377,000 $51,500 $1,428,500

Sierra Construction Co. 1,409,000 54,000 1,463,000

John Yoxen Co. 1,452,200 58,668 1,510,868

Argus Construction Co. 1,475,000 58,000 1,533,000

Zuni Construction Co. 1,496,000 65,000 1,561,000

Mc Kenzie Construction Co. 1,515,000 59,000 1,574,000

Claude Cooke Construction Co.1,522,207 69,565 1,582,772



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Board of Regents concur in the award to the low bidder,

Sletten Construction Company, for $1,428,500, noting that

this is $71,500 below the construction budget of $1,500,000.



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

carried without dissent.



6. Night Depository Account, Clark County Community College



President Donnelly reported that Clark County Community

College has requested authority to enter into an agreement

with First National Bank for the use of special night

depository facilities during registration periods. He

recommended that the agreement be authorized and that

James S. Freeborn and Donald I. Starr be designated as

representatives for this purpose. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



7. Revision of Work Program for 1972-73



President Donnelly recalled that at a prior meeting the

Board had approved a request for an augmentation to the

Community College Division Work Program and this request

had subsequently been approved by the Governor. This

augmentation was made possible by the inclusion of the

larger than budgeted revenues from student registration

and requires revision to the Work Program for CCCC and WNCC.

(Details of the revision are included in Ref. 7 and filed

with permanent minutes.) Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval of the revisions as requested.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



8. Signature Authority for Petty Cash Account, DRI



Mr. Mark Dawson, representing President Ward, recommended

that Carol A. English be added as an authorized signature

on the Petty Cash Account maintained by DRI at the North

Virginia Branch of the Nevada National Bank. Mr. Dawson

noted that Mr. Gerald Stotler, previously authorized on

this account, has resigned effective April 30, 1972. (The

other authorized signature is Mr. Dawson, DRI Controller.)

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



9. Proposed Changed in Policy on Graduation with High

Distinction and Distinction, UNR



The current policy regarding Distinction at Graduation in

effect at UNR and UNLV since January 12, 1968 was distribut-

ed with the agenda.



President Miller endorsed a recommendation of the UNR

Faculty Senate that the policy statement be amended for UNR

to read as follows:



Each graduating senior who earns a minimum of 64

semester credit hours in residence at the University

of Nevada, Reno in courses graded A through F with a

GPA of 3.75 or better receives the baccalaureate

degree with High Distinction (or with Distinction,

if the GPA is between 3.5 and 3.75). Each transfer

student from another institution must satisfy the

same requirements and have a combined transfer-Uni-

versity GPA of 3.75 or higher for High Distinction,

or 3.5 or higher for Distinction.



In both cases, the GPA is based on all courses taken

for credit at the University of Nevada, Reno and at

the prior institutions.



President Miller noted that under present policy, a

student who earns one credit or more at another insti-

tution with a transfer GPA of less than 3.5 is excluded

from consideration for graduation with Distinction.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the above

change in policy, effective immediately, applicable to

UNR, with the current policy remaining in effect for

UNLV until such time as a request for change is made.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



10. Graduate Program Admission Policy



President Miller introduced Mr. Thomas "Spike" Wilson,

attorney, appearing on behalf of Mrs. Patricia Furschner

of Reno who had requested an appearance before the Board

to discuss the University's policy concerning admission

to graduate programs.



Mr. Wilson noted that Mrs. Furschner is a candidate for

admission to the Ph. D. Program in Clinical Psychology

and described the circumstances surrounding her applica-

tion. Mr. Wilson stated that he was not present to

prosecute Mrs. Furschner's application for admission;

rather he wished to request the Board to conduct an in-

quiry into the policy for admission to graduate programs.

Specifically, he requested an examination of 2 questions.



1. What is the University's policy with regard to Nevada

residents seeking admission; and



2. What is the University's policy with regard to a

candidate who has received the bachelor's degree

from the University of Nevada.



President Miller stated that UNR has no policy discrimina-

tion either against those receiving the bachelor's degree

from UNR, or against Nevada residents who seek admission

to a graduate program. Vice President Anderson agreed but

noted frequently students who have received a bachelor's

degree from UNR, and who have a choice, are advised to do

their graduate work at a different institution. He pointed

out that this designed to offer the student balance in

his education and results frequently in the individual

being more attractive in the employment market.



Dr. Gerald Ginsburg, Chairman of the Department of Psy-

chology, UNR, stated that the Department of Psychology

does not have a policy which would exclude Nevada B. A.s

and has never had such a policy. However, he noted, at

the time he became Chairman of the Department and con-

tinuing until 1971, there were Departmental guidelines

which provide that students who received their B. A.s in

Psychology from UNR were strongly advised to go elsewhere

and would not be admitted to the graduate program at UNR

except in unusual circumstances. This Departmental policy

has now been changed.



Miss Dungan moved that this be referred to the Administra-

tion for a recommendation clarifying the policy for admis-

sion to Graduate School. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



Mr. Steninger moved to amend to require that in addition

to the recommendation for clarification, there also be a

response as to why the policy as stated did not apply in

the case of Mrs. Furschner. Amendment accepted by Miss

Dungan and Dr. Lombardi.



Mr. Wilson suggested some attention be given to how many

Nevada students are discouraged from making application.



President Miller again emphasized that there is no Univer-

sity policy which allows discrimination in admission to

graduate programs.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that the study of this

problem would require attention to the following 3 areas:



1. Departmental policies which, if at variance with Uni-

versity policy, might have the effect of negating Uni-

versity policy;



2. What preference is or should be given to Nevada resi-

dents, especially to graduate programs with limited

enrollments; and



3. What appeal procedure is available to a student who

is denied admission.



It was agreed that this would be included in the review

requested.



Motion carried without dissent.



Mr. Jacobsen announced that on advice of Counsel, the discussion

on the narcotics problem at UNLV, because it involved specific

individuals and charges against those individuals, would be held

in Executive Session. He agreed that should the discussion in-

volve any general areas it would be moved to Open Session.



11. Transfer of Speech Pathology and Audiology, UNR



President Miller recommended that the program in Speech

Pathology and Audiology be transferred from the adminis-

tration of the College of Arts and Science to the School

of Medical Sciences, effective July 1, 1973. He noted that

this would be an administrative shift only and would not

involve a change in either the level of budgeting or scope

of the program. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



12. Military Science Credit, UNR



President Miller endorsed a recommendation by the UNR

Faculty Senate for a change in policy concerning credit

for Military training. The present policy as stated in

the UNR catalog, page 36, is:



Advanced standing credit or advanced placement for

active military service or active duty for training

(ACDUTRA) under honorable conditions in the Armed

Forces of the United States is granted in accordance

with the advanced standing regulations. Upon pre-

sentation of a copy of the report of separation (CD

Form 214) to the Office of Admission, credit is

granted on a individual basis as follows:



1. Two or more years' active duty as a Commissioned

Officer receives 14 semester credits which is

equivalent to upper division Military Science.



2. Credit granted is considered as equivalent to a

grade of S for graduation purposes.



President Miller noted that the proposed change is to

delete the above paragraph and insert a new statement in

keeping with the following policy:



Credit for Military training will be awarded in con-

sonance with the American Council on Education Guide.



As indicated in the catalog statement, current policy per-

mits a student with 2 or more years' active duty as a

Commissioned Officer to receive 14 semester credits which

is equivalent to upper division Military Science. Credit

is not presently available to students for other types of

Military training programs.



President Miller noted that the American Council on Educa-

tion has for some time undertaken to evaluate Military

courses as to whether they should qualify for academic

credit. A guide to these evaluations was published in

1968 and supplementary bulletins are issued every 60 days.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the recommended

change in the policy concerning credit for Military training

at UNR, effective July 1, 1973.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



13. Department of Law Enforcement, UNR



President Miller endorsed a recommendation from the Depart-

ment of Law Enforcement by the Faculty Committee of the

College of Arts and Science, the Undergraduate Council and

the Academic Council of UNR, that the Department name,

course listing and all approved degrees be changed, effec-

tive this Fall, from Law Enforcement to Criminal Justice.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval effective Fall,

1973.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



14. Proposed Change in Requirement for Graduation, UNR



President Miller endorsed a request from the College of

Engineering to change the total hour requirement for gradu-

ation in the Associate Degree program in Electronics Tech-

nology from the present 68 credit hours to 70 credit hours.

He noted that this change results from the offering of 3

credit courses rather than 2 credit courses in the 2 re-

quired Physics courses.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval effective July 1,

1973.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



15. Proposed Change in Penalty for Academically Suspended

Students, UNR



President Miller endorsed a recommendation by the UNR

Faculty Senate that a change be made in the policy concern-

ing suspended students to provide that "An academically

suspended student should have the same privileges that a

disqualified student presently has and can register as an

auditor and in non-credit courses."



He noted that currently disqualified students may register

as auditors and in non-credit courses but suspended stu-

dents are prohibited from doing so. Excerpts from the UNR

catalog concerning suspension and disqualification were

included with the agenda.



President Zorn requested that this change also be appli-

cable at UNLV.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of this change

in policy for UNR and UNLV, effective immediately.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



16. Report on Function and Role of the Main Station Field

Laboratory



President Miller recalled that in March copies of a report

on the function and role of the Main Station Field Labora-

tory were distributed to the Board. He noted the report

was again enclosed for information, along with comments and

recommendations by the College of Agriculture. (Report on

file in Chancellor's Office.)



17. Residence and Dining Hall, UNR



President Miller reported concerning occupancy and continu-

ing loss of revenue experienced by Residence Halls and the

increased costs and resulting deficits in the Food Service

Department. President Miller made the following recommenda-

tions:



(1) Increase the room rates, effective for Summer School,

1973 and Fall, 1973 as follows:



Present Proposed Increase

Per Semester Amount Amount $ %



Double Room $262.00 $278.50 $16.50 6.3

Single Room 385.00 400.00 15.00 4.0

Damage Deposit 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.0

Telephone 16.50 19.00 2.50 15.2



Regular Semester



Room per day - dbl occp 2.00 2.50 .50 25.0

Room per day - sgl occp 3.00 3.50 .50 17.0

Room per week - dbl occp 14.50 17.50 3.00 20.7

Room per week - sgl occp 21.00 24.50 3.50 16.7



Summer School



Room per day - dbl occp 2.00 3.00 1.00 50.0

Room per day - sgl occp 3.00 4.00 1.00 33.3

Room per week - dbl occp 14.00 21.00 7.00 50.0

Room per week - sgl occp 21.00 28.00 7.00 33.3



(2) Abolish the Food Services Section of the UNR Housing

and Food Services Department, effective July 1, 1973

and provide for food service by contract with Profes-

sional Food Management. President Miller noted that

this company was selected by a student-administration

committee after consideration of 3 companies. The

President recommended that the Dining Hall rate be

established for 1973-74 at $217.50 per semester. He

noted that the employees of the Food Service Depart-

ment were in the classified services and would fall

within the provisions of the State statutes and regu-

lations covering abolishment of positions.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the above recom-

mendations.



Mrs. Joyce moved that an investigation be made by the Ad-

ministration of what alternative uses can be made of the

Residence Halls. Motion seconded by Miss Dungan, carried

without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 2:10 P.M.



18. Robin Ryser Memorial Research Fund in Psychology, UNR



President Miller requested that the Robin Ryser Memorial

Research Fund in Psychology established with gift monies

in memory of Robin Ryser, a former student at UNR and the

son of a faculty member, be redesignated as a fund func-

tioning as an endowment. He noted that there is presently

$904.06 in the account and it is intended that any addi-

tional contributions made in memory of Mr. Ryser be de-

posited to the endowment. Proceeds from the endowment will

continue to be used for research projects in Psychology.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



19. Request for Laboratory Fee, UNR



President Miller recommended that a $10 per student labora-

tory fee be assessed students in Animal Science 206, Horse

Husbandry, effective July 1, 1973. He noted that this fee

will be used for animal maintenance ($7.50 per student) and

for student supplies ($2.50 per student). Student supplies

include rope for halters and similar materials. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



20. Proposed Change in Transcript Fee, UNR



President Miller reported that the current fee for tran-

scripts is $1 per copy for the first copy and 50 cents

for each additional copy beyond the first. He noted that

this policy has been in effect since 1930. He recommended

that the 50 cents per copy fee for additional copies be

discontinued effective immediately and that the standard

charge of $1 per copy be applied for all transcripts re-

quested. In support of this recommendation for a change

in fee, President Miller reported that:



1. A survey of the State Universities in Arizona, Cali-

fornia, Oregon and Washington showed that all but one

of these Universities charge $1 per copy.



2. Most students assume fee to be $1 per copy and send

that much money with their requests. If they order

more than a single copy, a refund is due them.



3. The Controller's Office estimates the cost of a refund

check to be about $4. From January 1, 1972 to March,

1973 it cost the University almost $2000 to process

refunds for transcripts.



4. The estimated production cost of a transcript presently

is approximately 75 cents and is expected to increase.



President Zorn requested that this recommendation be broad-

ened to include UNLV.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of this change in

fees for UNR and UNLV, effective immediately.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



21. Acquisition of Tax Delinquent Property, UNR



President Miller reported that SB408, which permits acquisi-

tion of tax delinquent properties by the University, was

approved by the Governor on April 5, 1973 and becomes ef-

fective July 1, 1973 as Chapter 220, 1973 Statutes of

Nevada.



President Miller reported that parcel 69-76 in Clark

County is available for such acquisition. This parcel

of 7.75 acres has been used for several years by the

Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station at Moapa Valley.

The Experiment Station wishes to continue the use of the

property. President Miller recommended that the Board of

Regents make application to the Clark County Board of Com-

missioners or Commission to acquire this parcel under the

provisions of Senate Bill 408. Chancellor Humphrey con-

curred.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



22. Request for Right-of-Way, UNR



Mr. Pine reported that Bell Telephone Company has requested

a right-of-way on the Stead Campus, between Stead Boulevard

and Military Road, located in the Northwest 1/4 of Section

32, T21N R19E, south of the College of Agriculture range

plots, for the installation of underground cable to be

placed at a minimum depth of 3 feet.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval of the right-of-way subject to the concurrence of

the Office of Surplus Property Utilization, HEW.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



23. Approval of Budget Transfer, UNR



President Miller requested approval of the following trans-

fer of funds:



#477 $350 from the Contingency Reserve to the Department

of Engineering Technology, College of Engineering,

to provide for needed supplies.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



24. Terms of Regents



Mr. Hug recalled that AB18, which requires that members of

the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System be

residents of the sub-districts from which they are elected,

had been signed by the Governor and becomes effective July

1, 1973, as Chapter 183, 1973 Statutes of Nevada. A copy

of the bill was included with the agenda and is filed with

the permanent minutes (identified as Ref. 24). Mr. Hug

noted that this bill provides that at the general election

in 1974, one member of the Board from District #2 (Clark

County) shall be elected for a term of 2 years. The seats

affected by this legislation are those held by Mr. Morris

(representing sub-district A) and Miss Thompson (represent-

ing sub-district C). Also at the general election in 1974,

one member from District #3 (the small counties) shall be

elected for a term of 6 years and one for a term of 2 years.

The seats affected are those held by Mr. Steninger (sub-

district A) and Mr. Jacobsen (sub-district B).



Only one member will be elected in 1974 from District #1,

Washoe County. That seat is presently held by Dr. Lombardi

who represents sub-district B. The term will be 6 years.

Mr. Hug requested that the Board make a determination as to

which sub-district in Clark County will have the 6 year term

in 1974 and which will have the 2 year term, and which sub-

district in the small counties will have the 6 year term

and which will have the 2 year term.



Miss Dungan moved that the sub-district C in Clark County

be for 6 years and sub-district A be for 2 years. Motion

seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



Miss Dungan assumed the Chair.



Mr. Jacobsen moved that sub-district A in the small coun-

ties be for 6 years and that sub-district B be for 2 years.

Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



Mr. Jacobsen assumed the chair.



25. The Physically Handicapped



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January the Board had

instructed the Administration to identify existing problems

of access for handicapped students and others, to suggest

solutions to those problems, and to present recommendations

designed to avoid such problems in future construction.



Mr. Harry Wood, UNS architect, commented that the Adminis-

tration of the Divisions of the University of Nevada System,

with assistance from the Chancellor's Office, had made in-

vestigations to determine what, if any, corrections must be

made to accommodate the handicapped. Mr. Wood's report was

included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 25 and filed

with permanent minutes). Mr. Wood summarized findings of

his investigation and the details concerned in his report.



26. Amendments to Articulations Agreement



Chancellor Humphrey reported that amendments to the Articu-

lation Agreement had been proposed by the Articulation

Board and were referred to the respective Divisions. No

exceptions had been taken. He noted the inclusion with

the agenda of an amended document (identified as Ref. 26

and filed with permanent minutes). Amendments include

addition of a paragraph #4 to Section 2, which reads as

follows:



Applicants who earn an Associate Degree from the

Community College Division qualify for admission

to a University Division.



(a) The receiving University will evaluate all

University parallel courses attempted at the

Community College (and any other educational

institution attended) and compute an overall

admission grade point average in accordance

with the institution's transfer policy.



(b) If the overall transfer grade point average

computed by the receiving University is less

than C, admission is "on probation" and all

grade point deficiencies must be removed prior

to graduation.



(c) If the admission deficiency is minus 15 grade

points or more below a C average, the student

must earn a C average or better each semester

until the deficiency is reduced to minus 14

grade points or less; otherwise, academic sus-

pension will occur in accordance with the

established regulations governing all students.



A further amendment occurred in Section 4, to revise para-

graph 1 to read:



A student who transfers within the University from a

Community College to a University may choose one of

three catalogs to satisfy the baccalaureate require-

ments.



(a) The catalog in effect for the year of admission

to the Community College provided enrollment is

continuous within the System until completion of

the baccalaureate degree or,



(b) The catalog effective for the year of admission

to a University Division for a baccalaureate

degree or,



(c) The catalog effective for the year of graduation

from a University Division with a baccalaureate

degree.



The combination of the various catalog requirements

is not permitted.



A new paragraph 4 to Section 4 to read:



Credit completed within the University of Nevada System

does not constitute an interruption of the resident

credit regulation in satisfying the minimum on-campus

resident credit requirement for graduation.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the above

amendments, effective immediately.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



27. Proposed Amendment to University Code



President Miller recalled that at the March meeting of

the Board an amendment to the University Code was pro-

posed. In accordance with the procedure for amendment,

this material was referred to the Senates of the various

Divisions for review, with notice that the proposed

amendment would be placed on the Board's action agenda

in May.



The proposal is to amend Section 5.2.5 of the Code as

follows:



5.2.5 Suspension



(a) For Students: Exclusion for a definite period of time

from attending classes and participating in other Uni-

versity activities as set forth in a notice to the

student. The official transcript of the student shall

be marked "Disciplinary Suspension Effective _________

to ___________"; the parents are notified of the action

for students under majority age.



A new student who is not currently enrolled at the

University and who was not registered during the

previous semester may request that the notation of

disciplinary suspension be removed from his permanent

record when two years have elapsed since the expira-

tion of the student's suspension. Such requests must

be submitted in writing to the President of the Di-

vision. If the request is not granted, the student

may submit another request after one year.



(b) For Employees: Exclusion from assigned duties with

or without pay.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the proposed amendment

has been reported as approved by the UNR Faculty Senate as

a Class A Action, and has been approved by the UNLV Uni-

versity Senate. No exception has been taken by CCD. Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended approval effective July 1, 1973.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



28. Report of Grading Study



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January, 1973 the Board

instructed that the 3 instructional Divisions make a "study

of the feasibility of students being allowed to repeat a

course in which they received a relatively low grade or a

failure, have the previous credits and grade eliminated

from their record and the new credits and new grade placed

in their record.



Reports concerning this review were requested with either

tentative or final recommendation to be made at the May

meeting.



President Donnelly pointed out that Community College

Division grading system does not allow the F grade. Ac-

cordingly, a study by that Division would not seem ap-

propriate.



President Zorn referred to a later item on the agenda

concerning a recommendation from UNLV for discontinuance

of the F grade. He suggested that if approved by the

Board, this will effectively accommodate to the request.



President Miller stated that the grading system is under

study by UNR and that a report will be available at a

later meeting.



29. Proposed Change in Grading System, UNLV



President Zorn recommended that effective Fall, 1973 the

following changes be made for UNLV:



(1) The use of F grade be discontinued and the A, B, C,

D, N and S/N grading system be adopted.



An explanation of the grading system referred to above is

as follows:



A - Superior

B - Above Average

C - Average

D - Below Average

N - No Credit

I - Incomplete

X - Hold Grade (used for research projects extending beyond

the semester)

S - Satisfactory (S/N to be used in Pass/Fail courses)



N Grade - Indicates that the student has failed to complete

a course satisfactorily and will receive no credit

for it.



I Grade - Indicates that a student has not completed all of

the requirements for the course at the end of the

semester with a reason good enough to satisfy the

instructor. Incomplete will revert to a desig-

nated grade after one year if the requirements

have not been made up by that time.



X Grade - Restricted to research projects extending beyond

one semester. At the time the project is suc-

cessfully completed, the instructor will assign

a grade to replace the X.



(2) The point at which a student is put on academic sus-

pension be raised from minus 15 (-15) grade points to

minus 10 (-10) grade points.



President Zorn noted that arguments presented in favor of

eliminating the F grade were:



1. Emphasis placed on achievement, not failure;



2. The student can more easily recover from a

disastrous semester; and



3. More uniformity in grading is expected than

presently occurs with the N and F both available.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval effective Fall,

1973.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried with 3 opposing votes.



30. Approval of Fund Transfer, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfer of funds in the UNS Computing Center:



#720 $5304 from the Contingency Reserve to Operating to

cover additional required operating expenses. A

corresponding transfer has been made to the Con-

tingency Reserve.



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

carried without dissent.



31. Proposed Amendment to By-Laws



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the April meeting the

Board requested Counsel to prepare a proposed amendment to

the By-Laws for preliminary consideration at the May meet-

ing. Such proposed amendment would accomplish the follow-

ing:



1. Article II, Section 2, would reflect 9 members elected

for overlapping terms of 6 years each.



2. Article II, Section 4, would provide for appointment by

the Chairman of committees to consider such matters as

may be referred to them, but would abolish all standing

committees with the exception of the Investment Advisory

Committee.



3. Article V, Section 6, would be amended to eliminate the

requirement for the reading aloud of motions, resolu-

tions and proposals before vote unless requested by a

Regent.



Mr. Hug presented proposed amendments to the By-Laws as

follows:



Article II, Section 2, shall be amended to read as follows:



Composition Section 2. The composition of the

Board and the terms of its members

are prescribed by law.



a. The members are elected by the

people.



b. 9 members are elected, with

overlapping terms of 6 years

each.



Article II, Section 4, shall be amended to read as follows:



Delegation of Section 4. The Chairman shall ap-

Authority to point the Investment Advisory Com-

Committees mittee as a standing committee, with

the membership and responsibilities

as set forth in Article IV, Sections

1 and 2. Special committees may be

appointed from time to time for

specific purposes as provided in

Article IV, Section 3.



ARTICLE IV

Committees of the Board



Investment Section 1. The Board shall have one

Committee standing committee to be known as

the Investment Committee.



a. The Investment Committee shall

consist of at least 3 persons

who are elected members of the

Board and not more than 2 per-

sons as advisory members who

are not elected members of the

Board and who possess special

knowledge, skills and exper-

ience in the field of invest-

ments.



b. The Investment Committee shall

meet as directed by the Board

and when called by the Chairman

of the Committee.



c. Notice of meetings shall be

furnished to all members by the

Chairman of the Committee or the

Secretary to the Board at least

5 days in advance; notice may be

given by voice, mail or tele-

gram. Meetings may be held on

shorter notice by waiver of the

majority of the Committee in

the event of an emergency.



d. A majority of the membership of

the Committee shall constitute

a quorum to transact business.

However, a vote of at least 2

of the Board members shall be

required for official action of

the Committee.



e. Committee members and the Chair-

man of the Committee shall be

appointed by the Chairman of

the Board for a term of 2 years,

or until the next organizational

meeting of the Board.



Reponsibilities Section 2. The Investment Committee

of the Committee shall have the following areas of

responsibility:



a. The formulation and recommenda-

tion for approval by the Board

of appropriate investment poli-

cies to govern the investment

program of the University.



b. The execution of investment and

reinvestment transactions within

the limits of the investment

policies approved by the Board

of Regents, provided that regu-

lar reports of such transactions

shall be made for the informa-

tion of the Board.



Special Section 3. Special committees, with

Committees a specific purpose, and a fixed ten-

ure, may be appointed from time to

time, as deemed necessary by the

Board.



a. Any special committee and its

Chairman shall be appointed by

the Chairman of the Board or

the presiding officer acting in

his stead.



b. There shall not be fewer than 3

members appointed to a special

committee.



c. When a special committee is ap-

pointed for a future assignment,

the members thereof shall be ap-

pointed from those members of

the Board who indicate their

availability for the prescribed

assignment.



d. The Chairman of the Board may

participate as a member of a

special committee but may not

serve as its Chairman.



e. Notice of meetings shall be fur-

nished to all members by the

Chairman of the committee or

the Secretary to the Board at

least 5 days in advance; notice

may be given by voice, mail or

telegram. Meetings may be held

on shorter notice by waiver of

the majority of the committee in

the event of an emergency.



f. Committee action shall be re-

ported to the Board at its next

regular meeting.



g. Action taken by any committee

shall not be binding upon the

Board until approved by the

Board, unless the committee has

been given specific authoriza-

tion to act for the Board.



h. In the event that the Board has

given authorization to act, the

Board may, upon hearing the re-

port of the committee action,

endorse such action by ratifica-

tion. However, lack of ratifi-

cation does not affect the fi-

nality of the committee action.



Article V, Section 6, shall be amended to read as follows:



Reduction of Section 6. At the request of any

Motions Regent, motions, resolutions and

proposals shall be read aloud in

entirety by the Secretary before

being voted upon.



Mr. Morris moved approval of the proposed amendment. Motion

seconded by Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



In accordance with Board provisions concerning amendment of

Board of Regents By-Laws, this proposal will be resubmitted

to the Board for final approval at the June meeting.



32. Work Program for 1973-74



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the Work Program for General

University Operation for 1973-74, noting that it includes

$33.8 million of which $26.6 million is State appropriated,

a 28.6% increase over the current year. He reported that

a total student enrollment of 19,585 is anticipated for

Fall, 1973, a 16.1% increase over last Fall, and a full-

time equated enrollment of 13,345, an increase of 13.1%.



Chancellor Humphrey requested preliminary review at this

meeting with final action in June.



Mr. K. D. Jessup, Director of Institutional Studies and

Budget, reviewed the procedure followed in the development

of the Work Program. He noted that the first priority was

to provide a 9% increase in compensation for professional

employees. The budget does not include any increase in

student registration fees or out-of-state tuition.



President Miller reported that subsequent to the prepara-

tion of the Work Program, he had developed 3 additional

recommendations for consideration by the Board in the

adoption of the final Work Program:



1. A temporary change in policy concerning indirect cost

recovery to provide that of the total, research grants

will provide 87.5% and training grants will provide

12.5% to be allocated to the general fund.



2. Effective increase in the present registration fee sur-

charge of $120 per semester in School of Medicine

Sciences to $345 per semester, with the resulting in-

come added to registration fee income and the Medical

Sciences budget for 1973-74 be increased by that

amount.



3. Income received from WICHE students accepted into the

Medical School program also be added to the Medical

Sciences budget for 1973-74.



Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the above recommendations. He

noted that the budget for the System is substantially in-

creased with the exception of UNR and the UNS Computing

Center.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that there are substantial

problems in attempting to work program UNR's appropriation

and efforts have been made to put additional money in to

relieve part of the problem. He reported that the antici-

pated Bankhead-Jones money has been work programmed with

the understanding with the Legislative appropriation

committees that should these funds not be received, the

University is welcome to approach the Interim Finance

Committee for their replacement.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Work Program is presented

as an officer's document with a joint recommendation for

approval.



Dr. Joseph Crowley presented a prepared statement on behalf

of the UNR Faculty Senate, opposing the Work Program for

UNR. (Statement filed with permanent minutes.) Contained

in that statement were the following two resolutions adopted

by the UNR Faculty Senate on Tuesday, May 8, 1973:



1. That the Senate's representative express extreme

concern to the Board of Regents at its next meeting

concerning the financial situation at UNR. (Passed

unanimously.)



2. That the Senate resolves that the present Work

Program severly penalizes the entire University

program, and urgently requests the Regents to seek

additional support from the Interim Finance Com-

mittee for the Medical School, so that this sup-

port does not as now have to be taken from the

rest of the University budget. (Passed with one

vote opposing and two abstaining.)



Additional statements concerning the Work Program were made

by Dr. Don Driggs, Dr. James Richardson, Dr. Ann However,

Dr. Alan Ryall, Dean Robert Gorrell, Dr. Thomas Tucker,

Dean Eleanor Knudson, Mr. Terry Reynolds and Dean George

Smith.



The meeting adjourned at 5:45 P.M. and reconvened on Saturday,

May 12, 1973 at 9:10 A.M.



Discussion resumed on Item #32, Work Program for 1973-74



President Miller presented a prepared statement in support

of the recommended Work Program and in response to state-

ments made by faculty the previous day. He agreed that

UNR is faced with a serious financial situation. Much of

this, he suggested, was brought about by reduced enroll-

ment, a 5.2% increase in total funding and at the same

time the necessity, within that increase, to accommodate

a 9% increase in faculty compensation. (Statement filed

with permanent minutes.)



Additional comments concerning the Work Program were also

made by Vice President Anderson, K. D. Jessup, Dr. Eugene

Grotequt and Mrs. Annette Ezell.



Final action on the Work Program will be scheduled at the

June meeting.



33. Report of Legislative Action



Chancellor Humphrey reported as follows concerning legisla-

tion affecting the University which is not separately re-

ported in the agenda.



1. Operating Budget for 1973-75 biennium was approved in

the same amount as recommended by Governor O'Callaghan,

including adjustments made and agreed to during the

session. This results in a 1973-75 authorization of

$70,737,687. This is $17,101,092 more than the cur-

rent biennial authorization, representing an increase

of 32%.



2. Capital Improvement Program. The Legislature authorized

10 out of 11 projects requested for the 4-year period

1973-77. This is a $25.6 million program. $20 million

of this will come from slot machine tax rebates during

the 4-year period, $2.2 million from a loan from the

general fund which is to be repaid in 1977 from the

slot machine tax rebate fund. $2,030,000 from a revenue

bond issue for UNR's Student Union and the balance from

either cash ($1,390,000) on hand or revenue bond issues.



3. Miscellaneous Legislation of Interest



a. Collective Bargaining. Numerous bills were intro-

duced which would have allowed the University to

bargain with agents of the faculty and for the

State Administration to bargain with agents of the

classified employees. A compromise bill passed

the Senate which was acceptable to the Administra-

tion but it failed in committee in the Assembly.



b. ACR48 authorizes the University to proceed with

planning a Law School at UNLV. This is discussed

in detail elsewhere in the agenda.



c. ACR56 requests the Board of Regents to consider

establishment of a doctoral program in Education,

within existing funds, at UNR and UNLV. These

programs have been approved by the Board subject

to funding at both Universities. We will have a

report on this problem at the June meeting.



d. AB18 requires Regents to reside in sub-district

from which they are elected. Discussed in detail

earlier.



e. AB213 gives State Health Department authority to

inspect UNS Residence Halls and Dining Halls.

This authority was hazy.



f. AB286 removes the Foreign Language Departments

from the 5% restriction on employment of aliens

which applies elsewhere in UNS.



g. AB351 authorizes DRI to do research concerning

solar energy as source of power generation.



h. AB377 provides that permission of State Board of

Examiners is no longer required for out-of-state

travel.



i. AB407 makes the selling of term papers a crime.



j. AB597 appropriates $134,154 to NNCC for furniture

and equipment for new buildings.



k. SCR16 requests the Board of Regents to "extend to

the returning Vietnam veterans enrollment and

other courtesies" and to develop a policy with

respect thereto. We will report further on this

in June.



l. SCR29 requests Governor to appoint committee to

study feasibility of community recreation and

sports facilities in Clark and Washoe counties.



m. SCR30 congratulates the University on its 100th

anniversary.



n. SB48 changes the time frame for required long-term

planning from 10 years to 4 years.



o. SB166 makes workmen's compensation medical coverage

for University athletes permissive instead of man-

datory.



p. SB247 appropriated $100,000 each to UNR and UNLV

for special emergency Campus improvements.



q. SB383 changes in-state per diem from $20 to $25 and

the out-of-state per diem from $25 to $15 plus "a

reasonable room rate" which will be determined by

the State Board of Examiners. It also increases

the private car allowance from 12 cents to 14 cents

per mile when used for the State's convenience and

from 7 1/2 cents to 8 cents per mile when used for

the traveler's convenience. This law allows agen-

cies to adopt regulations to pay less than the

amounts specified "where unusual circumstances

make such rate desirable".



r. SB408 permits acquisition of tax delinquent prop-

erties by the University.



s. SB413 excludes students employed by the University

from unemployment compensation law.



t. SB416 changed name of Elko Community College to

Northern Nevada Community College.



u. SB430 removed restriction on power of Board to sell

or lease University property acquired from the

Federal government.



v. SB445 appropriated $32,000 to University for Agri-

cultural Experiment Station to study application

and use of irrigation water within drainage basins

of Truckee and Carson rivers.



w. SB561 authorizes counties with less than 100,000

population to establish a medical scholarship pro-

gram to "induce students in the medical professions

to return to such counties to practice."



x. SB640 enlarges the State Retirement Board from 5 to

7 members, reduces the vesting period from 15 years

to 10 years and provides for a premium of 7% each

by employee and employer rather than 5% at present.

It also provides that new employees between 36 and

45 shall contribute 9% and if 46 or older they shall

contribute 11%.



y. SB646 appropriates $160,000 to the Department of

Conservation and Natural Resources to enable that

Department to contract with DRI to continue the

research project in weather modification and man-

agement known as the Pyramid Lake Project.



z. AB815 which was intended to increase from 6 months

to 12 months the residence requirement for Uni-

versity and College tuition purposes and permit

the Regents to enter into exchange agreements with

other states for Community College students was

defeated.



34. Narcotics Problem at UNLV



Chairman Jacobsen reported that the Regents had met in

Executive Session with representatives of the State Nar-

cotics Agency; however, it was concluded that it was not

an appropriate subject for Executive Session and the meet-

ing was adjourned. The only thing discussed was a report

by President Zorn of the chronological order of events

as related to the incident.



It was agreed in the discussion following that:



1. The Board should be informed concerning this problem

and the Administration should report at a subsequent

meeting the detailed procedures for enforcement;



2. Concern felt by all Regents over the use of news media

in this fashion; opinion was expressed that University

community should not be treated differently from any

other individuals;



3. Disciplinary Rules need review and possible revision to

enable Univeristy to deal with violation of University

regulations which occur concurrently with violation of

criminal law.



Mr. Buchanan moved that the Administration initiate review

in the following 3 areas:



(1) Revision of the Code to provide procedure for handling

concurrent proceedings;



(2) Cooperation with outside authorities in matters involv-

ing the University community; and



(3) A clarification of the circumstances under which a

student may be suspended for disciplinary reasons

pending a hearing.



Motion seconded by Miss Thompson.



Dr. Anderson asked about the reported use of CSUN funds for

bail bond purposes. Mr. Wade explained that 4 students

were given loans for this purpose but had signed agreements

to repay.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that expenditure of public monies

for purposes of individual loans for bail bonds is question-

able. He pointed out that these are fees imposed by the

Regents to be administered in a certain way and recommenda-

tion concerning procedures will be developed and discussed

at a future meeting.



Motion carried without dissent.



35. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid, UNLV



President Zorn recommended that for the 1973-74 academic

year, allocation of grants-in-aid available to UNLV in con-

formity with NRS 396.540 be distributed 50% for athletes,

20% for Music and 30% for other academic areas. The total

number of grants-in-aid available for Fall, 1973 is 157.

Details concerning the distribution of such grants made

was presented with the agenda (identified as Ref. 34 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the allocation

of grants-in-aid as recommended by President Zorn.



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

carried with Miss Dungan opposing.



36. Law School



President Zorn reported that the Legislature has expressed

its conclusion that a Law School is needed in the Univer-

sity of Nevada System, its intent that it be located at

UNLV, and its desire to have more information concerning

the cost. This intent was expressed in ACR48, adopted by

the 1973 Legislature (identified as Ref. 35 and filed with

permanent minutes). He noted that no monies were appro-

priated. He noted also that the resolution states that

the University is "authorized to employ a person who would

be qualified to serve as a Dean of a Law School from (non-

appropriated) funds ... to develop plans for the physical

facilities of a Law School, including a Law Library and

for the faculty and staff ... ".



The resolution provides that the information developed be

submitted to the Regents and to the 1975 Legislature.

President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board of Regents approve the following plan:



1. Establish a Statewide Law School Advisory Committee to

assist in raising funds for the study and the School

and to review the planning and give the Board of Re-

gents and the Legislature the benefit of its advice.



2. Authorize President Zorn to proceed with planning,

with the objective of completing all planning in time

to include a budget in 1975-77 request for the opening

of a Law School in Fall, 1975, provided the 1975

Legislature appropriates money for this purpose.



3. Authorize President Zorn to employ a Study Director

at which time as sufficient gift monies are received

with which to pay his salary and related costs

through June 30, 1975.



Mr. Morris expressed concern that the provision in sub-

paragraph 2 would imply an obligation on the part of the

Board to establish a Law School and assure its opening by

the Fall of 1975. Following discussion, it was agreed that

this matter would be deferred until after the lunch hour

and that an attempt would be made to restate the recommenda-

tion in sub-paragraph 2.



The Board adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:05 P.M.



Discussion on Item #36 resumed.



The substitute recommendation for sub-paragraph 2 was pre-

sented as follows:



Authorize President Zorn to proceed with preliminary

studies concerning a Law School with objective of

developing sufficient information to enable the Board

of Regents to submit such planning, with their recom-

mendations, to the Governor and the 58th Legislature

in time for a decision on establishment (with related

budget) for a Law School. It is intended that such

planning be processed through faculty and administra-

tive channels prior to review by the Board of Regents.



Further amendment to the establishment of an Advisory Com-

mittee was offered upon motion by Miss Dungan, seconded by

Mrs. Joyce and unanimous vote, to provide that the Com-

mittee should include faculty, students and administrative

representation as well as off-campus representation.



Mr. Buchanan moved that the substitute sub-paragraph 2 be

approved. Mr. Morris seconded, carried without dissent.



Miss Dungan moved approval of the recommendation as amended.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce, carried without dissent.



37. Proposed Changes in Student Classification, UNLV



President Zorn recommended the following changes in the

classificatons of post-baccalaureate students:



(1) Retain the regular graduate standing student who meets

all qualifications for admission to the graduate pro-

gram.



(2) Retain the graduate provisional status for students who

wish to be admitted to the program but who have defi-

ciencies that must be made up before they obtain regu-

lar standing.



(3) Discontinue the use of "Graduate Special" and "Graduate

Transient" to be replaced by a new category to be re-

ferred to simply as "special student".



(4) Retain the present limit of 8 credits or less per

semester for undergraduate "special students" but

allow the special student at the post-baccalaureate

level to petition the Office of Admissions for permis-

sion to carry more than 8 credits and permission will

automatically be granted. (Supporting material identi-

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



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective Summer,

1973.



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

carried without dissent.



38. Optional Liability Insurance for Students



President Zorn recalled that in March the Board authorized

the inclusion of a rider on the University's liability

policy to provide optional liability coverage for students

in Social Services and Corrections, Nursing and Education

at UNR and UNLV. President Zorn requested that this op-

tional coverage be extended to X-Ray students in the

Department of Radiological Technology at UNLV. The fee

would be $10 per student per semester and would be assessed

those students selecting the coverage.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



39. Proposed Additions to Physical Education Complex

Construction Project



President Zorn reported that the contract for the con-

struction of this facility is $4,854,300, which is approxi-

mately $170,000 less than the approved constuction budget.

This gives the University the opportunity to reinstate

certain construction items that were deleted earlier as

well as shift funds from the construction budget to the

equipment budget for fear that the construction costs

would deplete the funds available.



President Zorn reported that he had asked University staff

to list items in order of priority for incorporation into

the project. He noted that all of the items are directly

related to the total Physical Education Complex and, in

general, restore to the Complex items that were omitted

or deleted earlier.



President Zorn recommended the following major items be

included:



1. Signal generator for clock correction



2. A scoreboard and timing device for the Natatorium



3. Mercury vapor lightning fixtures in lieu of fluorescent

in the Gymnasia



4. A tempered glass backwall in the championship handball

court



5. Additional landscaping, irrigation and fencing through

the Physical Education Complex



6. Site lighting



President Zorn also requested that $75,000 be shifted from

construction funds to furniture and equipment costs, noting

that an itemized list of equipment has been prepared and

has been approved.



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Administration be authorized to request the State Planning

Board to call for costs and subsequently issue a change

order to increase the construction contract in an amount

not to exceed $170,000 for the purpose of incorporating

some or all of the above mentioned items. Although con-

struction project change orders are not usually referred

to the Board, Chancellor Humphrey noted that this one is

major and it seems reasonable to discuss the matter and

seek the Board's concurrence.



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

carried without dissent.



40. Phase II, Law Enforcement Program, UNLV



President Zorn recalled that at the June, 1973 meeting, the

Board approved Phase I of the Law Enforcement Program pro-

posal. He noted the inclusion with the agenda of a Phase

II presentation which he recommended for approval and ini-

tiation at UNLV. President Donnelly noted that the Phase

II for Law Enforcement at UNLV provides for the continua-

tion of an Associate Degree program in Law Enforcement.

He recalled that at the time of the Phase I presentation

by UNLV the Board had instructed that when the Phase II

presentation of the Law Enforcement Program was made by

UNLV, the 3 instructional Divisions would discuss the Law

Enforcement Programs and specific recommendations would be

made concerning placement of Associate Degree Programs and

the integration of these programs with baccalaureate pro-

grams. He requested that discussion of the Phase II pro-

posal for Law Enforcement at UNLV be deferred until after

the discussion had occurred.



Chancellor Humphrey agreed and requested the matter be

tabled until June.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried with Mr. Morris opposing.



41. American Studies Program, Phase II, UNLV



President Zorn recalled that at the April, 1973 meeting

the Board approved a modified Phase I presentation for a

proposed American Studies Program. He requested that,

since there are no budgeting considerations and the courses

are available, this also be considered as substituting for

the Phase II presentation.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval and initiation

of the degree program at UNLV in Fall, 1973.



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

carried without dissent.



42. Transfer of Funds, UNLV



President Zorn requested approval of the following transfer

of funds:



#73-93 $1400 from Contingency Reserve to Foreign Languages

to provide funds to cover part-time employees for

the remainder of this fiscal year.



#73-94 $500 from Contingency Resrve to Foreign Languages

to provide funds for operating expenses for the

balance of this fiscal year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



43. Central Heating Plant Bids, UNR



President Miller reported that the State Planning Board

had opened bids April 24 for modification to the Central

Heating Plant pumping and flow regulation system. Bids

were as follows:



Reno Sheet Metal Co. $11,469

Hillcrest Plumbing 12,484

Savage & Son 20,101



President Miller recommended concurrence in award of the

contract to Reno Sheet Metal. Chancellor Humphrey con-

curred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



44. UNR Main Station Farm Improvements



President Miller requested approval of the expenditures of

$45,200 from the Experimental Station Research Facility Fund

to improve the feed lot area on the Main Station Farm. The

money would be allocated as follows:



Prefab metal building 60' x 144'

(to be used as protection) $25,000

Steel tubing corrals 10,000

Cattle waterers 2,000

Water lines, 2" copper, 500' 1,250

Drain lines, 8" transite, 1,000' 3,290

Select fill, 800 tons 3/4" rock 2,200

Concrete for walkway & feed area 1,460

Total $45,200



President Miller noted that bids would be called for as

required. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



45. Protest of Utility Rate Increases



Vice President Pine reported that Sierra Pacific Power

Company has filed a rate increase request which, if ap-

proved, would cost UNR $103,000 for the 1973-74, a 22%

increase. President Miller recommended that the Univer-

sity join Washoe County, Washoe County School District

and the cities of Sparks and Reno in opposing the in-

crease and that the services of a utility consultant be

secured in cooperation with these other agencies at a

cost not to exceed $2000 for UNR. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



46. Increase in Student Fee for General University Extension,

UNR



President Miller recommended that effective immediately,

General University Extension course fees be increased from

$19 to $22 per credit. In support of the recommended in-

crease in fee, President Miller submitted a memorandum

from Dean Robert G. Whittlemore, General University Ex-

tension (memorandum identified as Ref. 47 and filed with

permanent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



47. Proposed Gift of Gund Ranch



President Miller recalled that at the April 13 Board meet-

ing, the Board had received information concerning the

proposed gift to the University of the Gund Ranch in Elko

County. President Miller reported the College of Agricul-

ture has entered into negotiations concerning details of

this proposed gift and that Mr. Gund had met with officials

of the University on May 3, 1973. The College of Agri-

culture has concluded that the gift will be of value to

the University; however, the details of water rights and

the description of the gift itself are still being deter-

mined.



Final recommendation on the gift will be available to the

Board of Regents at their June meeting in Las Vegas.



48. UNLV By-Laws



President Zorn reported that the UNLV By-Laws had been

approved by the University faculty and had been referred

to University Counsel for review and would be presented

to the Board at the June meeting for action.



49. Interim Funding, Capital Improvement Program



Chancellor Humphrey reported that William Hancock, State

Planning Board, had requested Board of Regents concurrence

in the award of design contracts for capital improvements

and an assurance that the Board would stand behind these

contracts financially, if necessary, between now and July

1, 1973 at which time the capital improvement monies be-

come available. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of this concept and commitment of such funds as might be

necessary from the Board of Regents Special Project Fund.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



50. New Business



1. Miss Dungan commented on a letter which had been re-

ceived from the Nevada Association of Health, Physical

Education and Recreation requesting consideration by

the University of a certified recreation major or

minor course of study. She requested that this request

be referred to the University Administration.



President Zorn reported that this matter is being

studied by UNLV and he would be prepared to bring back

a report at a later meeting.



President Donnelly also reported that this is a very

popular 2-year program and that he would bring back a

report as the information is developed.



President Miller reported that UNR does not presently

have a program in this area, but has many courses

being offered in the field of recreation and he will

bring back a report at a later meeting.



2. Miss Dungan requested consideration by the Administra-

tion of the possibility of an interdisciplinary program

to be offered during a field trip, possibly 6 to 8 weeks

on either a bus or a boat. It was agreed that the in-

structional Division would review this and report back

at a subsequent meeting.



3. Mr. Morris suggested that some attention be given to the

review of various University of Nevada forms requiring

signatures by less than 21 year old students in re-

lation to legislation conferring majority on 18 year

olds.



4. Mr. Jacobsen requested a study of the duplication of

programs within the University of Nevada System.



5. Mr. Jacobsen suggested some attention be given to the

consideration of structured discussions between Regents

and faculty.



51. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi reported that the Investment Advisory Commit-

tee had met on Wednesday, May 9 in Las Vegas to receive

presentations by 3 banks with Trust Departments in Las

Vegas, for the management of a $1 million endowment fund.

Dr. Lombardi presented the following recommendation of the

Investment Advisory Committee:



That the Valley Bank of Nevada be selected for the

administration of the endowment fund established as

a result of the De Vos Estate distribution.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommendation of the

Investment Advisory Committee. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



52. Information Agenda



All business on the regular agenda was concluded and the

information agenda was considered. The information agenda

included the following and is on file in the Chancellor's

Office.



1. Foreign Travel Report

2. Report of Disciplinary Cases

3. Purchase in Excess of $8000

4. Report of Budget Transfers

5. Progress of University Projects Report



The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

05-11-1973